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178/365: Wok With Balut: Vegie Omelette

27th of June I woke up too early today and thought I could whip something in the wok for breakfast.  Maybe I’m feeling tired of eating quick breakfast of bread, butter, spreads cold cuts etc. And I don’t know but I’m starting to frown for consecutive mornings that I’m seeing my youngest pouring her favorite cereal on her bowl.  I don’t know but I’m not a cereal fan and I don’t sort of believe that kids get enough energy they need in the morning from a bowl of cereal.  I’m still biased with that rice and something in the morning.  I’m Filipino hey! So with my eyes still half-close: 1. I grab some potato, carrots and chayote, butter and eggs from the fridge 2. Chopped the potato, carrots and chayote in small cubes 3. Sautee them altogether in just enough amount of butter 4. Beat eggs in a bowl then added some salt and seasoning 5. Pour some amount of the beaten eggs in the same pan where I sauteed the cube vegies. 6. Then added just enough amount of the buttered vegies on the

170/365: Something About “Joe” On His Birthday

19th of June Believe it or not I had several units of Jose Rizal courses back in college but if I will be asked “ What happened to the remains of our national hero Jose P. Rizal after he was executed?” – I can not answer that. Not so long ago I heard the same question was asked in a TV show similar to the concept of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and nobody among the contestants was able to answer.  I remember researching for an answer for this question but failed to find the answer I was looking for. So this question remained parked on my head unanswered until one day while I was exploring the historical Paco Park I found the exact answer. The tomb stone says: Jose Rizal Executed 30 December 1896.  Interred secretly in this spot by the authorities on the same day.  Guarded for fifteen days by the Guardia Civil Veterana.  Remains exhumed 17 August 1898.  Placed in an urn made by Teodoro Romualdo De Jesus.  Deposited in the house of his mother in Estraude Street, Binond

168/365: Ramblings Of An (Un)Deserving Soldier

17th of June A platoon consisting of mostly new soldiers went to war. The captain is either late or gone missing. Halfway along the early part of the battle the lieutenant got wounded. One private is watching in silence while fighting, and saw that the battle is being manipulated by a double-faced ally The private without being tasked volunteered to front the battle defying the odds from the double-faced ally. She offered her own weapons and even covered her wounded comrades with her own shield until she was able to pull them to safety, She did all that she could in the very limited resources that she has as a private. Eventually this private got wounded but the battle is currently being won. The captain is happy and proud. He asked this wounded private soldier and asked "Why are you wounded?" … from the rambling thoughts of a soldier who's in the battle field for quite a huge part of her life but never desired for a title nor a medal. Photo Credits: Googl

167/365: Warning: This Is A Rant Post On A Monday The 16th!

16th of June Rant 1 Prelude Just when I set my mind that this first day of the week will not just be fine but great.  So I tried inhaling all the positive vibes to start my day right and promised to stretch it through the whole week, then suddenly baaam! it’s ruined! “I'm no political I'm no showbiz. I say facts straightforward because I believe I don't need to please people in stating the facts” This is me – always do and always will be.  Sadly most people (especially at work)  will not appreciate your straightforwardness, honesty and frankness.  They choose to hear sugar coated things rather than the truth.  Their stupid egos can’t handle the truth! Rant 2 Do you know a person who has gotten a minor title (maybe) for the first time in her life suddenly went floating from her own-created hurricane wind and wants everybody to bow down to her “power”? The phrase “I’m the Queen of the world!” is written all over her face? Well it would be lovely to tell her … “

166/365: Happy Father’s Day and Happy More

15th of June Happy Father’s Day to you all great FATHERS out there! Happy Birthday to my dear blogger friend BLUE! Wish you all the best! Happy Sunday to all! Or whatever day you are in right now! Just be happy!

164/365: Randomness On A Friday the 13th

13th of June Seemed like I woke up at the wrong side of the bed today that I somewhat I feel this day would not be at it’s best.  Well I am not actually hoping for a best or better day.  A good day would be enough for me just as long as it would not be “bad”. I checked on my calendar and realized that today is Friday the 13th !  And marked on my today’s schedule is a visit to the doctor for my second shot of anti-rabies . Whew!  what a good day to have an injection – on Friday the 13th huh!  Not that I’m superstitious about this day but… there are lots of days in the calendar hey!  Why does it need to be today?  Injection is not everybody’s favorite anyway.  I’m sure a lot will agree with me that going to the doctors is not fun – emotionally and financially My husband is one example of a “no doctor visit policy”.  So it’s another challenge today that I’ll drag him to the doctor’s clinic not only to drop me off but also to get that medical certificate that he needs in order to

163/365: Happy Independence Day To Us. Freedom!

12th of June Today the Philippines is celebrating its 116th Year of Independence or as what we call it in the Filipino language “Araw ng Kasarinlan” . Independence Day (Filipino: Araw ng Kasarinlan; also Araw ng Kalayaan, lit. "Day of Freedom") commemorating the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. It is considered as the country's National Day. (Source: Wikipedia) The Philippine Independence Day is a legal holiday in the Philippines so most business establishments are closed.  Not for me though.  I’m working today so I will have the independence of being paid in double ha ha. I invited my BFF who is not working today to come over to my work place in Makati City so we could have some bonding time after I get off from work. As the nation observed the traditional Independence day celebration, me and my BFF is having our own version of independence.  The independence to… 1. Eat We ate in a Donut and pastry house.  2. Stroll. We wen

161/365: Cat Misery – Bitten!

10th of June How ironic it is that it was just yesterday when I was sharing a story about the mystery of a dead cat and my usual passion towards stray cats.  Today a very unfortunate incident involving a cat happened again. It was raining hard all night and it was still raining in the dawn when I woke up today so I decided to get up early and prepare for work.  Living in Manila for years I am certain that heavy traffic is expected on this kind of weather.  Most likely the roads are flooded.  As I was preparing for work I was also stressing myself on how can I go to work early.  Today is an important day and I can’t be late.  Leaving home the earliest is the only solution so I’ll have extra time if ever an untoward incident happens. So it was still dark when I hurriedly stepped out of our door all dressed up with my heeled shoes on.  Suddenly there was a wild sound from a cat who got hurt followed by a searing pain in my lower right leg. I stepped on a cat and it attacked me!

160/365: Cat Mystery

9th of June My family’s schedule did not match yesterday Sunday which resulted for me catching the last Sunday mass alone at 8:00PM.  There is just one church is celebrating the 8:00PM mass which is a walking distance from home so I walk myself to catch this last mass.  I was enjoying the traffic-less Sunday night while I’m taking the short cut way to the church along the residential areax when suddenly something broke my peaceful walk. A dead cat is lying in the middle of the residential street that I’m taking.  It was obviously ran over by a vehicle because I can clearly see the head injury where the blood was still coming out.  As you know, there are just few things that can make me stop and stare while I’m on the street and one of them is (stray) cat.  When it’s alive and needs help I usually pick them and placed on a safe place.  But this one is dead.   I was considering to pick-up the dead cat but I am aware that it is unhygienic if I won’t be able to wash my hand immed

159/365: Sunday Song and Photograph: In My Dreams

8th of June There was a time some time ago When every sunrise meant a sunny day, oh a sunny day But now when the morning light shines in It only disturbs the dreamland where I lay, oh where I lay I used to thank the lord when I'd wake For life and love and the golden sky above me But now I pray the stars will go on shinin' You see in my dreams you love me Daybreak is a joyful time Just listen to the songbird harmonies, oh the harmonies But, I wish the dawn would never come I wish there was silence in the trees, oh the trees If only I could stay asleep At least I could pretend you're thinkin' of me 'Cause nighttime is the one time I am happy You see in my dreams We climb and climb and at the top we fly Let the world go on below us We are lost in time And I don't know really what it means All I know is that you love me In my dreams I keep hopin' one day I'll awaken And somehow she'll be lying by my side And as I wonder if the dawn is r

153/365: Philippine Festivities in the Month of July

2nd of June It’s June and after this month is over the year’s second quarter or the first half is over!  Can’t believe I am now posting the feast and festivities for the seventh month o the year – July!   July festivities is highlighted by the very popular SANDUGO Festival which is being celebrated by the Boholanos for the whole month of July in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. SANDUGO FESTIVAL, Tagbilaran City, Bohol July 1-31 The Sandugo festival is the commemoration of the blood compact between Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.  The highlight of the festival is the Sandugo street dancing – a mardi gras type of parade.  The dances are depicting the theme of “friendship among equals and international diplomacy”. Here are the other festivals for the month of July: SINUGDAN FESTIVAL, Maasin City, Southern Leyte July 1 SAN CARLOS CHARTER ANNIVERSARY. San Carlos, Negros Occidental, July 1 TANGGOGOAN FESTIVAL, Mati, Digos City, July 1 FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUIBANG, Gamu