Friday, May 14, 2010

Photo Meme...

Jenny, forgive me. I know that it has been two weeks or so when you tagged me on this blog activity. I'm sorry that it took me this long to post this one! :c

Anyway, here's how Photo Meme works:

1) Go to your photo files, select the 8th photo folder.
2) Select the 8th photo in that folder.
3) Post that photo along with the story behind it.
4) Then challenge 8 blogging friends to do the same.

And here's the pic:


This picture was taken Feb of 2009. Don't ask me why Tri sleeps like that. He's got the weirdest sleeping position. Anyway, right next to him was his football pillow. We specifically brought this one since it is a hypoallergenic toy. We have been pretty careful in choosing stuff toys, pillows or blankies for Tri due to his asthma attacks. He loves that football so much, that up until now that he's turning 2, he's still looking for it and remembers its texture. 

So there you go, my first Photo Meme. 

Since I only have 8 followers and one was the same person who tagged me, I think I'm gonna need to break this challenge (boo me, I know!).

Again, big sis Jenny. Sorry it took me that long to post this one.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tri's First Artwork


Two weeks ago, I decided to buy a set of color pens for Tri. I know that it is finally time for me to see if he has his mom's *ehem* artistic hands.

And here's his first masterpiece!




Oooh! He's gonna be the next Picasso or Van Gogh or Da Vinci!!!

I'm a proud mom :P

Today's Menu

2-C's Korean Inspired 

As requested by my good friend Divie, I will be posting this simple dish that I invented specially for my little boy. I called this 2-C's Korean Inspired dish because the two main ingredients are:

Carrots (image from wikipedia)

and

Chayote (image from wikipedia)

 and are prepared the same way that Koreans slice their veggies for most of their dish.

So here's what you'll need:

2 medium sized carrots (cut in thin strips)
2 chayote (cut in thin strips)
2 medium sized onions (cut in strips)
4 cloves of garlic (crushed)
salt and pepper to taste
fish sauce (optional)

Procedure:

1.) Heat the oil in a wok, then sauté the garlic until golden brown before adding the onions. 
2.) Once the onions all look transparent, add the bouillon cube. You may mash it using a fork.
3.) Add the carrots and stir fry until the oil look a little orange in color then put the chayote. 
4.) Cover the wok and let it cook for at least 3-5 minutes or until desired texture.
5.) Add some pepper for a little spice. Adjust the taste using salt or fish sauce or add about 2 tbsp of water if the bouillon cube is a bit salty to your taste. 

Note: According to Koreans, the secret to their vegetable dishes is the way the ingredients are sliced. It should be almost the same length and width to achieve harmony in taste and texture.

ok, mine looks a little rubbish

Serve it with a cup of rice topped with some sesame seeds to give it a more Korean kick or thin slices of stir fried beef.

Enjoy!



Friday, May 7, 2010

The Day For All of Us, Moms

Twenty six hours from now, as I am writing this, is a day that all mothers in the world have been waiting for. The day when their husbands would pamper them, when their kids would make a surprise gift--like a breakfast in bed or something, the entire family would go out for a nice lunch or romantic dinner alone with their better half. 

Isn't it great?

NO!

Okay, so the kill-joy mom attacks--AGAIN!

This is gonna be my third Mother's day with nothing happening. Nothing good.

Let me recall, so you can picture things out.

Mother's day of 2008--I was in the office, my tummy is effing big, I can't even see me own toes and I am palpitating. I came from a 6pm-3am shift knowing that my better half is comfortably sleeping at home until I discovered his whereabouts.

Mother's Day 2009--I came home from work very happy, carrying the new L'Oreal mascarra Josh gave me as a gift and then discovered that Tri had been suffering a 39-degree fever the night before and my partner did not even tried to tell me. I mean, what the hell is it about him and lying?

And last but not the least, Mother's Day of 2010--I'll still be stuck in the office, with about a hundred to a hundred and fifty files to process, metrics to beat, attendance to complete, reports to send, few technician/engineer calls to receive, an overnight stay in the office--yeah...isn't it great?

Isn't it great?

I JUST WANT A VACATION!!!

or just LET ME VENT THIS OUT!!!!

Well, 

There yah go.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and moms to be. I hope you'll all have a fun day.