Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 21- A recipe

i like how sheperd's pie look, i actually wanna try doing it, hopefully with the uyab.. but since we both don't have ovens (and i am territorial when it comes to kitchen work), i'll prolly make this in my imagination nalang. :D

American Sheperd's Pie
This is an American variation of traditional shepherd's pie that is sure to please any meat and potatoes fan. The ground beef has a natural rich mushroom gravy and the potatoes are loaded with cheese. For more authentic shepherd's pie, use lamb instead of beef.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

* 1 pound ground chuck beef
* 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
* 1/2 cup chopped onion
* 2 large cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt
* Freshly ground pepper to taste
* 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 Tablespoon flour
* 1/2 cup beef broth
* 1/2 cup heavy cream
* 1/2 cup frozen peas, unthawed
* 2 cups shredded hash brown potatoes (frozen or deli-packed), packed
* 1/8 cup chopped chives (or finely sliced green onions with tops)
* 2 cups finely-shredded Cheddar cheese or cheese blend, divided use
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt
* 1/4 cup mayonnaise
* Sweet Hungarian paprika

*goodness *drool
Preheat oven to 375 F.

Place ground beef, mushrooms, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large heavy skillet. Saute, breaking up ground beef, until the juices have almost evaporated.

Stir in Worcestershire, then flour. Cook 1 minute, stirring often. Add beef broth, stirring to combine, then heavy cream. Simmer until gravy thickens. Pour into glass baking dish. Let cool slightly, then sprinkle green peas evenly on top of beef.

In a mixing bowl, combine hash brown potatoes, chives, 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese, salt, and mayonnaise. Spread evenly on top of beef layer. Spread remaining cup of Cheddar cheese on top and sprinkle lightly with paprika.

Bake about 45 minutes until cheese has melted and is slightly browned. Let rest 15 minutes before serving.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 20- A hobby of yours

on my 20th day of non-stop blogging, i've noticed that i'm a boring person. haha
i'd like to prove otherwise when you guys would really get to know me better
back on the topic,

one of the things that i do frequently is read. I read my pocketbooks on public utility rides, coffee shops and anywhere possible, perhaps, reading is also the reason why i chose to buy nokia 1202 since it has a flash light and i could use it when my bedroom lights are off and i'm itching to read.
I also like to free-read at fully-booked :D you can check me out at their free reading section. :D

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 19- A talent of yours

I do have the guts to sing, I just don't have the talent for it.
I ♥ to dance; but in a sensual and ABIT (lang) kind of way
I used to sketch when I wasn't allowed to go out
so that leaves us with seriously nothing (well..more or less)

only a few people know that one of the things that I like to do (highly unlikely kaayo ni) is to juggle bottles.
Yep, i know how to juggle bottles, as in the Coyote Ugly Bar kind of way.
I seriously wish that I could post a vid or a pic of me doing so but I have yet to scan the pic of me juggling bottles,
but nevertheless, my old friends could verify this one. hehe~

Day 18- Whatever tickles your fancy

nothing much sorta tickles my fancy LATELY anyway, well, i am still looking for a job, so i'm just going to note down here what happened (which is nothing much) yesterday and today
1. came here and found out that champ is still playing
2. did rap's chem notes
3. rap brought lunch!............chicken ageen.
4. watched boston public- again, i've taken a liking in this series; can't wait to see who's gonna die next. It's a wonder why the principal hasn't died yet though.hehe
5. went to ayala; felt the need to GO OUT.
6. rap bought me pure double chocolate and chocolate mousse. *i like
7. ended the night with us making apas in brew's point cause jeszha was there along with her german friend-jurgen

Monday, April 26, 2010

Day 17- An art piece

figuratively, my left brain is a mush. so, AGAIN, here's an art-piece i googled

A Filipino Art

Day 16- a song that makes you cry

this song doesn't give me memories, but the way it was sang really evokes emotion..
even from a 13 year old girl.. haha (mao na ang time that i first heard this song)

"In A Rush"
(feat. Stevie Wonder)

[1] - It came over me in a rush
When I realized that I love you so much
That sometimes I cry, but I cant tell you why
why I feel what I feel inside

How I try to express what's been jugglin' my mind
But still can't find the words
But I know that something's got a hold of me

[Repeat 1]

Baby, some day I'll find a way to say
just what you mean to me
But if that day never comes along
and you don't hear this song
I guess you'll never know that...

[Repeat 1]

And when I say inside, I mean deep
You fill my soul with something I cannot explain
What's over me

[Repeat 1 'til end]

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Day 15- A fanfic

what's a fanfic? fan fiction collaboration diba? im not a fan of anime and manga, but i'm a fan of this guy

i love you kaayo kaayo kaayo

Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 14- A non-fiction book

here goes nothing..
I'm a certified bookworm, but I don't like reading fiction books, i find them serious AND boring.
so here's a random book. just for the sake of completing the 30day challenge

Freedom in Chains by James Bovard

A provocative exploration of the steady growth of government power and its consequent dangers to personal freedom traces the development of the State, providing a historical perspective on how its power has gone out of control.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 13- A fictional book

this is one of the uber few books of marian keyes that i havent read.
i cant find this anywhere

Welcome to 66 Star Street...

In the top floor flat lives music exec Katie. She spends her days fighting off has-been rock stars and wondering how much cheesecake you’d need to eat yourself to death.

Below her, a pair of muscular Poles share with a streetwise cabbie named Lydia who has a sharp tongue, an even sharper brain but some unexpected soft spots.

On the first floor is Fionn – the gardener who prefers the company of parsnips to people. But he looks like a fairy-tale prince and when he’s offered his own television show, he’s suddenly thrust into the limelight.

And at the bottom of the house live Matt and Maeve, who are Very Much In Love and who stave off despair by doing random acts of kindness.

But a mysterious visitor has just landed at 66 Star Street and big changes are on the way. Old secrets are working their way to the surface, bringing love, tragedy and an unexpected optimism. And life will be different for everyone...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 12- Anything that fancies me. again

posting my appointments for tomorrow; again

1. wake up by 11am
2. tultulon where TSC Building is; secure an interview from Eastland Property Ventures. hopefully get a slot on the Marketing Coordinator poseesh
3. Pay credit card at city sports
4. walk to ayala, check out the goodies at the VINTAGE books in metro gaisano; hang out in fully booked for a free-read of marian keyes
5. wait for THE UYAB
--i THINK i lost weight. unemployment likes me :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 11- A photo of me taken recently

a shot of me and my friends taken last Saturday at Mr. S' condo

Monday, April 19, 2010

Day 10- A photo of you taken over ten years ago

gahd i have no time to scan this pic, so i took this pic using my cam. haha~~

this is a blurry me ten years ago at Ripley's Museum at Shang Manila, I so wanna go back there but my friends told me it's already closed.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 9- A photo I took

anyone can be a great photog, all that person needs is a digicam and photoshop. :) anyway, im not saying that i am a good photog, fact, i get a bit jealous of peeps with SLR. haha,
so here is a photo i took of IWI,

--taken last weekend at Vista Mar. She hates her cleavage. I do too.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Day 8-A photo that makes you sad/angry

this photo doesn't make me sad, it makes me feel frustrated since i just can't seem to get myself together and actually go there for even thrice a week lang :(
oh well~~

Day 7- A photo that makes you happy

sorry for the late post, i wasnt able to go online because... because i'll be posting puhon why.
anyway, here's a photo that makes me happy

-@VUDU, was half tipsy, can't think straight while wearing my 4inches dancing shoes.
i.STILL.wanna dance! :D haha

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 6: Whatever tickles your fancy

this blog will serve as a reminder as to what I'll do today

1. EAT. NOT. haha
2. Go to E-mall to pay my HSBC credit card bills; try not to look at the totally cheap stuff upstairs, wait, i'll prolly pass by BOOKSALE.
3. Play SIMS3, I just finished my house with two people in it. Hello again SIMS3
4. Uninstall YAHOO games
5. Wait til 7 to meet up with KYUT and ERIKA at Rap's tindahan to plan about the LBP and Tribu's outing.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 5: Favorite Quote

copy plus pasted from my FB info page, hehe

Heaven is Dumb; Echoing the Dumber- Franz Kafka

You just got to be adopted don't you?- Stanley; American Dad

Mesh, Mesh Puki, Mesh Pukingnon- Iranian Porn

I've got brains bigger than my boobs combined- Nym

El perro, el perro
Es mi cora son
El gato, el gato
el gato no es bueno
Cilantro es cantante
Cilantro es moi famoso
Cilantro es el lombre con el queso del diablo (as danced by Roger in Amerian Dad)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 4- My Favorite Book

hello Marian Keyes~

Here's a cover pic of her Last Chance Saloon

I bet you never heard of Marian Keyes before-just like what I used to be. This was the first book I've read from her and it was given to me by my grandma. But after I read this book, i slowly began collecting her works. It's witty and funny without us knowing that there's actually a lesson in every story.

I won't give a synopsis since words are not enough as to how much this book has helped me.
But if you want to read about it, you could send me a message and ill lend you my copy.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 3- My Favorite Television Program

kay maru man ko, I'd choose one local program and one american series.

I'd start with my local favorite. Since I've tendered my resignation 3 weeks ago, I've been availing of my vacay leaves since they are not convertible to cash, I've been waking up later than usual and I've taken a liking to watching ABS-CBN's SHOWTIME.
Course, with Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro and Vice Ganda being in this show, biased na jud ko

*i seriously hate it when local people feign ignorance on local shows but they claim to be patriots. hypocrite much? :D

My favorite series right now sa NBC (i think NBC NI) is Dexter, it's going to be on it's 5th season now and I cant wait til September 2010!

The series blends drama, horror and black comedy as it follows the day-to-day events of the life of Dexter Morgan, a forensic blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department who also happens to be a serial killer in his free time. He was taught by his adoptive father, Harry, only to kill those "who deserve it"; mainly, other killers who have escaped the legal system or were never suspected in the first place. It shows him balancing an everyday life with his secret identity, all while keeping up a facade of normalcy.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day 2- Your Favorite Movie

okay, this is tricky, My favorite movies include The Mummy-1 and 2, Charlies Angels and The Saint, but since I'm partial to Val Kilmer, I'll post THE SAINT as my favorite movie,
plot is copied from IMDB

The movie opens up with a scene from his youth where we see the young Simon Templar exhibit his skills as a thief. The ketch ends as he watches the death of his first true love. Fade to the present where he is in Russia to steal a microchip. Things don't go smoothly in the ways of real life and we watch Simon escape from certain capture due to his advanced planning. He comes home to England and checks his bank account to see the million bucks from his latest heist is deposited but he still hasn't reached his goal of $50M in the bank. One last heist.

He picks up a job from the Russians he just stole the chip from and his assignment is to steal the formula for cold fusion from Dr. Emma Russell (Shue). We watch him case out her house and her in the kind of detail missing from the stolen chip caper. He forces a meeting with Emma and since he knows what she is all about he can talk to her as if he knew her. So she is dually impressed but comes right back at him with what he is all about. Since she obviously didn't do any work on him he is taken aback.

They fall in love and he becomes guilty about his assignment and deception and resolves not to steal the formula. But the Russians persuade him to do so by threatening to kill Emma. She is heart broken about the theft and with the help of Scotland Yard chases him to Russia to confront him. They then are plunged into the middle of a plot to overthrow the elected premier and are sent running for their lives.

Thomas puts a plan into place to reveal the planned coupe with the help of Emma.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day 1- Post your favorite song

here goes AMBER by 311, every time I hear this song, I wanna try juts, go waaay out of my head and cloud-gaze
Brainstorm, take me away from the norm
I got to tell you something
This phenomenon, I had to put it in a song
And it goes like

Whoa, amber is the color of your energy
Whoa, shades of gold displayed naturally

You ought to know what brings me here
You glide through my head blind to fear
And I know why

(Chorus 2x)

You live too far away
Your voice rings like a bell anyway
Don't give up your independence
Unless it feels so right
Nothing good comes easily
Sometimes you gotta fight


Launched a thousand ships in my heart
So easy, still it's fine from afar
And you know that
Whoa, brainstorm take me away from the norm
Whoa, I got to tell you something

Friday, April 9, 2010

THE 30-day Tumblr Challenge

which i will be posting in my blogspot. haha..
(i dont know how to deactivate my tumblr account.. help me?)
*i will start this thing tomorrow)

* Day 01 — Your favorite song
* Day 02 — Your favorite movie
* Day 03 — Your favorite television program
* Day 04 — Your favorite book
* Day 05 — Your favorite quote
* Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
* Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
* Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
* Day 09 — A photo you took
* Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
* Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
* Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
* Day 13 — A fictional book
* Day 14 — A non-fictional book
* Day 15 — A fanfic
* Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
* Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
* Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
* Day 19 — A talent of yours
* Day 20 — A hobby of yours
* Day 21 — A recipe
* Day 22 — A website
* Day 23 — A YouTube video
* Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
* Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
* Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
* Day 27 — This month, in great detail
* Day 28 — This year, in great detail
* Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
* Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy

lastly before i sleep

“Is it love that make us sad and fills our hearts with sorrow?

Or is it the lover you love that breaks your heart and makes you dread tomorrow?”

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

the quirkiness that is...

I want to be the girl who he thinks is the cutest. Not necessarily the “hottest” or the “prettiest”, but the cutest. Because hotness refers to the body, and god knows mine isn’t perfect. Pretty refers to the face and I know plenty of girls prettier than me. But cuteness is referring to every imperfection that he loves. Every weird little habit. The funny little things that make me different from every other girl he could have. Like how I have a dorky laugh, or I can’t watch gory movies, or the way my hair smells. All of the little things that he notices and adores. I want to be that girl.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I've taken a liking to visiting wine shops with the uyab.
(refer to my previous The Wine shop, etc. post)
here's a pic of D&B at Crossroads Banilad and Ka Win near BTC

hello nightlife, it's been a long time..

earth hour pics, VUDU and Ila Puti


went home a day early cause:
1. SUNBURN seriously hurts. We can't find any remedies in Bantayan since they don't really have igloos there. God it was scorching hot!! much so that if I'm a crybaby, I would've cried in the CR while I was changing into my bikini
2. Maui Taylor wasn't there~ BOO Gov.Gwen..hehe~
3. Bantayan Island ran out of Tago-Angkan.
4. The novelty of staying inside the tent in an El Nino season has effin finally worn out
5. T****** L**

anyway, here are sample pics~

here's a my pic with the daughter of one karenderia owner

..and with the Bantayan locals..Maynard included

these moments? PRICELESS

(Maynard and his signature look)

Rap-rap and the "wrong angle" look. i almost died with embarrassment on this incident

Rap-Rap when he found out that YAKEE is actually a VERY ASLUM bubble-gum

other photos..