Anona, mag-forty na ko next year!!! I still cannot resolve it in my head. Paano? I still feel very young (for the most part of the day). Well there are times when I do feel old, esp when I look in the mirror and see the wrinkles around my eyes and the sagging cheeks on my face. Looks like I need a new pair of glasses. My skin – thankfully the taghiyawats are gone but the marks, looks like they’re staying for good! I’d also get stiff knees as I stand esp after sitting for a long time. And recently, every particle of my body keeps telling me it badly needs a massage! What can I do? I am getting old.
Sa totoo lang, I am both thankful and regretful. Thankful because not many people have the opportunity to live this long (wow, we are only talking about becoming 40, not 80 lolll). Regretful because I wish I had done this and that.
Anyway, 40 is still young di ba, according to the senior citizens. HAHAHA.
It’s not really a big deal to me, here’s to hoping my 40th (and the many years after that) will be blissful, abundant and healthy!
Just a quick update on what’s going on in my life lately – super busy, a bit broken but very happy nonetheless. Thank you, this is the kind of busyness that I do not resent – from meeting to meeting, task to task…at the end of the day, I am still always grateful.
UPDATES, bullet type, just because.
Moving out and returning to my hometown is happening very soon!
Bargain alert! Decluttering my closet for the first time ever! Watch out for super sale items – clothes (walang ititira, pati underwear HAHAHHAHA) shoes, bags and everything else that has value. All items will be posted in my FACEBOOK PAGE.
Seriously considering INTERMITTENT FASTING. My weight has magically remained the same for the last 6 years, regardless of any diet plans.
BIRTHDAY MONTH. Lord you know the only other thing that I wish on my birthday – aside from good health for my loved ones and myself – alam mo na yun.
Kung kelan naman ako nag-mature (wow haha), saka naman ako nagkaka-PIMPLES. They used to be on my left cheek only, ngayon nag-migrate na sa iba’t-ibang parte ng mukha ko. WHAYYYYYY.
Antok na ko.
If it doesn’t make you happy, healthy and wealthy, let go of what does not serve you.
Ok, thanks. I need to meditate on this day/night for the next 21 days so I can get used to it. Ciao!
This has got to be my favorite hangout place in my neighborhood Cubao! Sobrang chill ng place and homey. Very very Cubao ang ambiance – busy, accessible, magulo, maingay, vibrant, masaya!
A good place to hang out with your family and friends.
Actually, hindi ko din ma-gets ang theme eh but I guess it is what it is – complicated. HAHA
I like it that they have al fresco dining! Iba yun feeling na nag b-burger kayo tapos may dumadaang tricycle. Iba! Heads up, limited parking. Kahit anong request nyo sa management, hindi yata magagawan ng solusyon yan. Pwede mag park sa SM, Sparks or Alimall tapos mag tricycle na lang kayo papunta sa Jerica.
Iba-iba talaga ang motiff!
Walang aircon pero okay lang.
What’s good about this cafe is its AFFORDABILITY and HUGE SERVING.
Nasa Php 110 lang ‘to! Ang dami-dami nila.
Seriously, ilang cafe/restaurant sa Pilipinas ang nag ooffer ng 100% natural mustard? LOL
For 2-3 sharing, only 120. Not bad.
It’s not the best, not that bad either. Sakto lang sa presyo nya.
Php 50 each, Cucumber Lemon. Sulit to!
Pork Tonkatsu, masarap yun sauce! If you’re craving for american, italian and japanese food, this should be your go-to place. Sobrang daming choices ang hirap-hirap umorder!
All for only Php 420!
Affordable, huge serving, free delivery within Cubao area and open 24 hrs! These are the reasons why I loveee Cafe Maria Jerica!
Cafe Maria Jerica is located in 14th Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, just 1 tricyle ride from SM Cubao or AliMall.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
– George Bernard Shaw
Major major changes happening very soon! I am finally saying goodbye and breaking up with my dearly beloved most precious neighborhood. We’re moving back to the place of my many happy memories – my hometown far down north…hello again Valenzuela City! I am half-excited, half-heartbroken.
Super excited for these things:
Family (all my cousins live there) – it means more family reunions, kwentuhans.
Lower cost – roughly 30% cheaper
New house – anything new excites me!
Super heartbroken for these reasons:
Giving up the convenience – access to Edsa, Araneta, Farmers, Ali Mall, Bus Terminal, Estwood, Ortigas etc.
Neighborhood – it’s nice and quiet where we live.
It’s Cubao! Eto yata ang totoong Central Luzon. Haha. It has access to all points of Luzon!
Camp Crame – anybody who lives nearby can get inside to jog, bike etc.
100% flood free. Moving to Valenzuela means I have to go through deep floods despite having light rain only.
Garbage truck every Monday and Wednesday. Free.
Mang Joey’s and Jerica
My favorite Hypermarket in Main Ave. Edsa – deserves to be singled out because honestly, it’s the best Hypermarket ever!
Turns out I have more things to be heartbroken for than to be happy, but it’s alright.
We have not started packing yet. It’s only me and my sister sharing the house but our stuff when combined, it looks like it’s for a family of 12. Maybe even more than that. Help!!!
My biggest and major worry you know what..it’s the travel time I need to take when going to Makati. That’s a total of 6-8hrs, back and forth, on a regular sunny day. When it rains, even with the slightest drizzle, it extends to 10hrs or longer.
Ciao, Cubao! Thank you for the many happy years! Thank you also to Bongato family. We’ll never forget your kindness.
I know I said I won’t watch it but I did. Napilitan, ok. I kinda knew what’s gonna happen already – may nabasa ako’ng Kita Kita Spoiler at napaka-accurate nya. Wait, ako lang ba ang nag-eenjoy sa spoiler? Anyway, I won’t encourage you to read this post if you haven’t watched the film yet. Pero kung gusto nyo masirsa araw nyo, sit down and join me as a I dissect the movie one by one. FYI, walang kwenta ‘tong review na ‘to.
Do I like it? Yes-No, for many reasons.
Do I like the ending? No!!! Nakakabanas! Bakit kelangan mamatay ng bida! Hindi ako sanay! Lumaki ako sa kultura na dapat ang bida, laging masaya. Bakit kasi walang kontrabida para sya na lang ang mamatay!?
Worth it ba’ng panoorin sa sine? Yes! Maganda ang cinematography. Panoorin nyo! It’s now, it’s never! Nothing beats the cinema experience no matter how big your TV is.
Uulitin ko ba’ng panoorin? Yes! Kung libre. Yun last part, it’s something I would watch again and again and again on youtube.
Sa’ng part ako naiyak? Nun kinanta ni KZ Tandingan yun 2 Less Lonely sabay flashback. Nakakadala. Ugh. Actually, naiyak yun isang mata ko. Ewan kung bakit 50% lang ang niluha ko.
Sa’ng part ako natuwa? Kay Empoy! Personality beats looks everytime.
Favorite scene? Yun part na yan. Very poignant. Tsaka yun kiss!
Moral of the story? Akala ko sa Commnwealth ka lang wag tatawid, nakakamatay! Sa Japan din pala.
Saan ako naguluhan? Hindi ko alam kung bakit “baby dragonfly” ang tawag ni Empoy kay Alex. Walang backstory.
Ano’ng part yun hindi ko na-appreciate? Nun halos sirain ni Empoy yun buhay nya kasi nag-break sila nun ex-gf nya. Seriously? Who would do that?
Saan ako na-curious? Si Alex, tour guide. Curious ako, ano’ng trabaho ni Empoy sa Japan? May dala kasi syang laptop bag.
Kung ako ang Director and Scriptwriter, ano’ng ending? Makukulong si Nobu! Yun girl, mababaldado. Gusto ko buhayin si Empoy, and they will live happily ever after. Ganon! Pero! Baka pumayag din ako na mamatay sya, sa ibang paraan. Ang bobo kasi nun pagkamatay. Kung ako si Alex, forever guilty ako.
Paano kung sa heart failure namatay si Empoy? Ano’ng mas masakit, yun mamatayan ng mahal sa buhay dahil sa aksidente o sa sakit? Yun aksidente, it could have been avoided. Pero kung chronic disease/genetic disease, ano’ng laban mo? Paano nga pala sya nagka work permit, is he fit to work?
Recipe for the success of this movie – awesome film location + familiar soundtrack + funny and relatable characters. All in all, maganda yun movie. Cliche but fresh. Simple but complicated. Ordinary but distinctive. Prepare to be LSSed. Hanggang ngayon pinapatugtog ko pa din yun cover ni KZ sa Wish FM. Ayokoooo na!
This gabi – keso ice cream is truly phenomenal! I love everything about it! Just the right amount of sweetness, very creamy (they use coconut milk as well) with real fruits! It tastes so soooo good! Hindi lasang artificial. You can very well distinguish the flavor.
It comes with its own styrofoam bucket with crashed ice so it can stay frozen for up to 8hrs. How wonderful di ba? No worries bringing it anywhere you go. Bakit hindi naisip ng Magnolia yan? Thumbs up for the very simple idea but makes a lot of sense!
Another local ice cream company that I like a lot is Nathaniel’s. Gaaahhhhd! I’m not an ice cream person but these 2 brands are turning me to become one.
Too bad Wiggie’s ice cream is not commercially available in groceries. Why it isn’t available in Metro Manila? Please comment if you know any local store where I can get this Wiggie’s ice cream. Can’t wait to try their other flavors – Ube, Langka, Durian, Mais etc.
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Finally perfected my pochero recipe! Modesty aside, it tastes really really good! Kamote is perfect for this dish!
1/2 kilo of Pork, adobo cut
3 Saging na saba (sliced)
3 Kamote (sliced)
5 Siling Haba
1 pack Del Monte Tomato Sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste
Tomatoes, Onion and Garlic
Sauce: Mix in a separate bowl (substitute for Pork and Beans)
2 tbsp of Sugar
2 tbsp of Honey
1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp of Say Sauce
Fry kamote and banana, set aside
Sautee pork in garlic, onion and tomatoes, siling haba and pepper
Add water, boil until water is reduced and pork is tender
Add tomato sauce and Sauce mixture
Add more water if needed
Mix kamote and banana, simmer
Chivalry Is Dead – Trevor Wesley (KAYE CAL Acoustic Cover)
One of my favorite youtube singers – Kaye Cal! Oh my! I love this version. Repeat 100X! I’m jealous! I wish I can play the guitar like this. Maybe if I practice harder, I’ll get better too, anyway it’s in our blood! My father and all my siblings knows how to play the guitar very well. They’re so good esp. our oldest brother and youngest sister – they know how to play by ear! While me? I’m tone deaf, and knows only the basic like D-A-G-A chords and nothing else. Their forte is acoustic, haven’t seen them play electric guitar, not even once. I wonder how Inday (our youngest) is gonna react if I buy her an esp ltd at guitarcenter.com? Good idea! It’s not her style but I guess she’s gonna like it.
Happy birthday dearest baby sister! I can’t believe you’re now 15 years old, how time flies! I am both happy and sad for the person that you’ve become. Sad because you’ve grown so fast! You’re no longer able to be that cute kid who’s always brought laughter and happiness to us all. I wish you’d never grown up, Inday. I wish you’re not hardheaded and you’ll always listen to mother when she asks you to do this and that.
I am happy to see you growing up strong, street smart and talented. I admire your willingness to learn new things. Amazing to see how you’ve taken so much after our father! I know how much you like getting a new guitar, there’s a beginner guitar available at Musicians Friend, I’ll see if I can get one for you.
I wish you a good life ahead, Inday. I love you always! My only request is for you to honor mother for as long as you live.