Sunday, August 25, 2013

Forget me not

This time we should not just sweep everything under the carpet! We should not forget! We should fight for the rights that these unscrupulous public officials has trampled on and belittled! I should hope that we are no longer that kind of Filipino! We should fight for every Juan who has gone abroad just to have the kind of life that these dirty politicians and their family get to enjoy in their own country! This fight is for every Filipina who is raped and killed abroad! This is for every Filipino children who roam the streets, who lose themselves in a plasticeverycross rivers, climb hills, spend 2 hours on foot just to be in school! For every Juan who roams the street and have no roof over their heads. While Janet Napoles and several of these dirty politicians and their family have several homes to choose from! Damn you! Damn you all! While you and your family are able to eat what you want. The victims of your "lootings" have to scrounge the garbage for second hand food! Damn you for even thinking that our taxes are monies you own! Damn you for getting to live the kind of life our poor Filipinos can only dream of or imagine for themselves! You should be jailed in the same manner that thieves and other bad elements are. You've become so thick skinned that you feel that without the pork barrel, your countrymen's needs. can no longer be addressed! No wonder we see families in politics! Politics is no longer a venue to help but a business venture that dirty political families thrive on! Mahiya naman kayo! You were voted for a reason well unless you bought your votes too which is inevitable for dirty public officials such as yourselves!

I hope tomorrow's clamor not only move people but move each and every Filipinos here and abroad to join hands! We cannot allow ourselves to think that nothing can be done. There is, as we have always managed to do so. But this time kababayans let us not forget! We always have to be on our toes! We have to protect our children's future and that of our beloved country.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Food for the soul

Our family's diet has passed through different stages... I used to have a hard time thinking of what to prepare for my husband, being a picky eater. I'd always have to think hard and long what to cook. Making a weekly menu helps but it means having to buy more grocery stuff. Not wanting to add more to the list, I am always forced to serve the same dish to my children rather than cook two viands just because only my kids and I eat beef.

Thankfully all that has changed. My husband and I have been weaning ourselves off rice. These days I've been spending shorter times in the kitchen. Our diet consists mainly of vegetables, protein, and fruits. Our kids are exempted from this discipline as far as rice is concerned. But we do have them eat more vegetables. Am discovering more fun ways to serve our veggies. To make them look and taste interesting. I want to be off rice permanently and I feel that my husband is trying his best to keep his resolve.

I love whipping up old recipes with new ideas. Let me share with you some of my recipes. Tonight i made my own version of Yakisoba. For this recipe you'd need the following:

2 cups of beansprouts
2 cups of thinly sliced napa cabbage
1/4 cup thinly sliced meat or shrimps
1 cup japanese tofu cut into cubes
Soy sauce
Sesame seeds
1 tbsp minces garlic
1 onion sliced
1 tsp minced ginger
Sesame oil
Salt (optional) and pepper to taste

1. Blanch napa cabbage and beanprouts. Set aside when done.
2. Fry thinly sliced pork in very little oil. Set aside.
3. Saute onion, ginger, and garlic in a little oil. Toss in the pork and fresh noodles pour a little sesame oil. Cook in medium fire for no longer than 5 minutes.
4. Pour in about 2 tbsp mirin or 1 tbsp brown sugar and soy sauce. Pour 1/4 c of water. Put a dash of ground pepper and salt. (Put salt only if necessary, normally soy sauce is enough) Remove from heat. Toss in the rest of the veggies and mix until fully coated with soy. Top with sesame seeds and serve hot.

Enjoy! ;)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Great adventure

all smiles :)
At her age, our Mama is having the time of her life and there's no denying that! We're all so proud of how she bravely traveled alone and how happy this journey made her. Apart from surviving six heart attacks, this merits another feather to her cap! So hurray to you Mama dear! We are just so glad that  an opportunity presented itself and so timely too! An orchestrated plan strengthened by your parents' wisdom,  designed by the  Divine hands of the Almighty!

Such brings me to the conclusion, that this may be part of my grandparents' predestined plan for their children. They knew back then, there will come a time when they'd have lives of their own. And because of this, they included in their plan that they reunite somehow...someday.  It is my belief that my grandmother (my mama's mom) tried to tell me that in a dream I had of hers the night before my mama was due to leave. It seems that Inay is happy about this trip too! Am sure if she and lolo were still alive they will never miss a chance like this! We are just so filled with excitement for you Mama! We know how much you'd enjoy Papa's company but you know his unrelenting love affair with the water tank hahaha! Enjoy that much deserved adventure Mama and when you come back we would be all ears to the long and short of it!

I'm sure you'd agree with part of the lyrics of this song, which goes "I have been blessed, and I feel like I've found my way. I thank God for all I've been given. At the end of every day, I have been blessed with so much more than I deserve. To be here with the ones that love me. To love them so much it hurts...I have been blessed..."