Archive for April, 2010
Ever since summer started it seems that my schedule have gone more hectic. It has been a lot harder for me to catch up with Project 365. So, pardon me if the photos does not necessarily fall on the date. This batch will contain fifteen (15) photos….
102/365 Isn’t this a refreshing sight? I wish I could jump in and take a dip but this is part of the fish pond from a restaurant. Taken at Isdaan Floating Restaurant, Gerona, Tarlac.
103/365 Iceberg Lettuce – I wish I can grow this in my own backyard…
104/365 A different kind of mango. I am not really sure what type of mango is this, maybe an Alphonso Mango. This was only a gift but I know that it is grown here in the Philippines by Cojuangco Farms. Although, it looks like it might be sour because of the color, it’s actually very sweet.
105/365 An old lady doing laundry …
Saturday was the day hubs came home from a week-long business trip. Honestly, I was so surprised at how my kids, especially my boy, missed their dad. This was not the first time he went out of town for business, but I guess it was the first time he left while the kids are on summer break. I believe that’s the reason why the kids really felt his absence.
They requested to tag along with me as I pick up hubs at the airport. I know how traffic it would be, so I decided to be early and just have lunch somewhere near. There isn’t much choices nearby so we decided to dine at Kenny Rogers. The kids ordered the same … Quarter chicken with two side dishes.
While I had the American Chicken Barbecue. However, I find the taste very strong so in the end my boy and I exchanged meals
After lunch, I decided to drop by the nearby church to offer a prayer. I just realized that it was The National Shrine of St. Therese, of the Child Jesus. I have been seeing this church every time I pass by NAIA Terminal 3 but it’s my first time to visit the said shrine.
This church is huge and it even has a columbarium with al fresco vaults. Unfortunately, I was not able to get a peek because we were pressed for time. Here’s one of the stained glass that encircles the whole church.
The rest of the weekend was spent at home, to let my hubs bond with the kids and rest as he takes on another hectic week ahead. What about you? How did your weekend go?
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It was a delightful afternoon with friends as Miele featured savory Asian recipes created by their in-house chef, Gio Besa.
I learned 4 gourmet recipes that afternoon. The first one is the Beef Hofan Noodles, which is surprisingly quick and easy to do…
Oven Roasted Chicken Pandan, which was cooked inside the Miele’s state of the art oven using the function Moisture Plus and Fan Grill (see the above photo with Chef Gio). The chicken was evenly cooked and and no dry part.
As a staple food of the Filipinos, a delectable food is not complete without rice. Perfect for the Asian setting is a twist to the plain old steamed rice, the Hainanese Rice.
Of course, a meal will not be complete without a dessert. Chef Gio concocted an Asian dessert, Mangoes with sticky rice. This one can be compared to our local suman.
The best part was that we were able to taste everything that Chef Gio prepared. Yumm! Thanks to Focus Global for the invite.
For people who want to swim but afraid of the sun, a covered pool is the perfect place to take a dip. This is where we spent the weekend to celebrated my Mom’s birthday.
Covered pool at Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila.
Truly, I am falling behind this project … but I still wouldn’t want to give up. This batch will contain 10 photos to let me catch up. Most of the photos were taken during our Baguio Trip.
92/365 It’s Good Friday — meaning were supposed to fast and no meat. So, I decided to prepare this Grilled Vegetable Salad. It’s also one way to make the kids enjoy veggies, you can find the recipe here.
93/365 Black Saturday, still no meat. This Anchovies pasta is a perfect dish, it’s not only yummy but it’s healthy as well.
94/365 Egg – Shaped Doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. An Easter treat I gave away to the kids last Easter Sunday.
95/365 In this heat, we should always remember to wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from damaging UV rays.
96/365 Candle Offering — We passed by the Our Lady of Manaoag Church and offered our prayers…
97/365 Aside from the weather, what I love about Baguio is the vegetables and of course, the fresh strawberries.
98/365 Cemetery of Negativism
99/365 – Father and daughter bonding : I just love seeing my hubs and daughter bonding together like this. Knowing that my hubby is not the showy type… this is just an awesome sight.
100/365 Anyone care for fresh strawberries?
To get away from the scorching summer heat, my family and some friends of ours headed out to Baguio for a change. It’s been a while since I visited the City of Pines, although it’s not that cold but it’s still so much better that the temperature here in Manila.
The kids really enjoyed their stay in Baguio. If you are contemplating on going for a vacation in Baguio, a lot of activities await you and your kids… such as horseback riding at Camp John Hay…
And while your at John Hay, you can visit the Cemetery of Negativism, a symbolic burial place for man’s self-imposed negativism. It’s an interesting place to visit, especially for kids. I was amazed at how my boy and his friends tried to figure out the meaning of the tombstones. They really analyze things! Here are some of the epitaphs at the Cemetery…
Burnham Park is also one place for kids to enjoy. They can ride the bike, enjoy a picnic, row a boat, ride the bump car, go skating, or just enjoy a leisurely walk around this scenic park. (Sadly, I wasn’t able to accompany the kids in this park, so no photos to share.
You can let your kids strawberry picking at the Strawberry Farm located in La Trinidad, Benguet. The place is 20-30 minute drive from Baguio City proper. This is such a remarkable experience for the whole family, even hubs enjoyed picking those strawberries. The cost would be double the price per kilo, if you buy your strawberries from the market. I guess the additional cost would go to the accidental picking of unripe fruits — which cannot be avoided especially if you are dealing with kids
There are still a lot of places to visit while in Baguio, but a weekend is just not enough. Even so, it was still a fun-filled weekend!
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!
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After hearing Easter Sunday Mass, we headed to my MIL’s house to celebrate two occasions, Easter Sunday and the birthday of our nephew/godson.
My BIL and his wife prepared the Easter Eggs for the kids to hunt. It was so nice to see them all over the place looking for those hidden eggs. It’s a tradition that I didn’t get to enjoy when I was a kid. The look on their faces upon finding their loot is truly priceless.
It was a relaxing Sunday with my in-laws something my hubs look forward to during a long break from work. Of course, a birthday will not be complete without a birthday cake…
Happy Birthday to our dear nephew and Happy Easter to all of you!
87/365 Pizza Margarita, the snack we shared last weekend as the kid’s enjoyed swimming in the pool…
88/365 Fiesta Platter from Shakey’s. It’s been a while since I have eaten at Shakey’s…
89/365 Invest, Invest, Invest… that’s our motto at the moment.
90/365 Wazzup? A chef figurine that took my interest even though the toque is partly broken… I guess it’s the look in his eyes.
91/365 Dominoes, anyone?