Thursday, September 18, 2014

I'm still here!

That's me. A lazy, beautiful cat.

To those who asked where I was and why my blog and its annexes (FB, Twitter and IG) are too quiet... here's why — I am sleeping a lot lately! LOL. Really, I feel so tired all the time. Whenever I feel like I want to share something here or on Facebook, I just get really lazy doing so. As for my Instagram, I just don't have something worthy to share there, as of this moment. I want my posts to be more on the artsy fartsy side or at least have a story to tell (because not all of my photos have great composition and lighting); and not something forced (yung basta may mai-share lang na photo, hindi man lang lagyan ng arte, gets mo yun?). So that's why.

And most of all, I am living my life so I have something to blog about.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bacon and Broccoli Bowtie Pasta

When I was a kid and my mom was a SAHM like I was (feeling more like a mompreneur/freelancer lately), I always see her in the kitchen making rice and fried chicken, rice and hotdog, rice and fried fish, rice and tinola, rice and anything that her four children liked for lunch or dinner. I didn't see anything wrong with it. In fact, I loved how she made sure that we still ate healthily while she gave in to our juvenile palate. She aimed to please us. Thank God for Mama! However, why rice all the time? Hmm... Perhaps, it's in the culture. Most, if not all, Filipinos can't live without rice. I am not an exception. I can't eat my pork adobo or beef sinigang without it. It's really best paired with rice. You know what I mean. But now that I'm a grown-up and a mom myself, who's a self-proclaimed kitchen goddess by the way, I realized that rice is not just the answer to our hunger.

There is pasta. 

It's a little more expensive than rice but has the same 'filling effect'. It's very versatile, too. It can be paired with any meat... and vegetables! Yes, veggies. Any mom's ultimate challenge to feed to her kids. The preschool popstar has those she can't even look at, what more to eat, but she also has favorites! One of those few faves is broccoli. It's green and not so appealing, I'm happy that she likes it. So I was like in nirvana when I discovered that. 

Monday, September 08, 2014


"My daughter's photos, once a week, every week, in 2014."

This was a Saturday. Since I do most of the housework during weekdays, it was a staring-at-the-ceiling-kind of weekend for us. No malls, no playgrounds, no visit to any of her grandma's house. Nothing. Feeling the guilt, told her we'll go to the nearest 7-11 for some icecream. Isn't this photo enough proof of how excited she was? And this cute photo with her choco berry Cornetto sealed the joy. She also had a big pack of Clover Chips. Like what I said on my Instagram, "I hope she realizes that I'm the best mom, ever."  ;)

P, if you get to read and understand this, I am the best, right? Right, babe? xo

Stay Alive

Taking a break from my 52-week project posts.

Have you seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? I did on Friday. Like most of Ben Stiller's movies (not that I've seen a lot), I loved it. That kind of movie's my most favorite (aside from what Marvel does hihi). I'll try to write about what I personally think about it for those who haven't seen it. Soon!