1. Brave the Saturday busy streets of Divisoria to shop for party loots.
:: Since bringing Asher there isn’t advisable and hubby might be clueless what stuffs to buy, I’ll just go by myself. Hubby will be the one to care of the little one with the nanny’s assistance (or is the other way around? LOL).
2. Attend the birthday party of a dear kumare of mine in Sta. Cruz for dinner.
3. Hear Sunday morning mass.
4. Drop by Queensland’s satellite office at Glorietta for the little one’s party.
5. Pay credit card bills and look for Asher’s safari shoes…not sure yet if it’ll be Saturday or Sunday.
6. Submit the digiscrapped design for the customized chocolate wrappers to the supplier.
7. Relax. Enjoy. Bonding with my boys.
Happy weekend everyone!
I like cooking. BUT I like and find joy more in eating than cooking. LOL.
I guess this is a drawback if you grew up with a helper in the household. Added to that, we grew up without a mom by our side - there’s no one to teach us home economics. My siblings and I aren’t that quite accustomed with kitchen utensils. Of course, somehow, I know the basics of cooking like how to fry and how to cook rice the traditional way (the term “gatang” and measuring through the lines in the fingers and all). I also know some basic cooking terms –thanks to our Cooking class way back High School years. But ask if I know how to cook the common Pinoy viands like adobo, sinigang, nilaga..niyahaha! I’m shamefaced. I really love to learn how to do it but sometimes too much online works and babysitting tasks get in the way before lunch time that I barely have time to do it. Further, I have tried several recipes before (weeks after getting married), with my fave cookbooks as my guide, that I even blogged about my own cooked meals. So don’t think that I am that totally idiotic about cooking. There’s my Pineapple Meatloaf, Chili Wings, Hot Burgers, Leftover Fried Rice, Pork Pina Humba (the husband’s favorite), Coleslaw, Pina Bistek and Breaded Pork Chops. Check out the pictures and recipes here.
Here’s even my own Carbonara that I cooked for our Christmas eve last December. This is the only recipe that I know by heart. Naks!
Ohh, I wonder when will I unearth my recipe books and start cooking new recipes again. What led me to blog about this in the first place? Perhaps if I browse about Le Creuset Tagines, infinite circulon sets and other cooking utensils more often, it might prompt me to get into some cooking groove.
Urinalysis, CBC, CT stonogram, X-ray, blood and urine culture tests…all possible tests were already given and yet the doctors (3 specialists) couldn’t still determine what’s keeping my sister feverish and in pain (although not that much anymore) for her now 6 days stay in the hospital. Yes, until now, they couldn’t find the real culprit and so after this last x-ray test (waist to buttocks), and if she doesn’t run a fever anymore, she’ll be sent home tomorrow.
We’re not actually believers of superstitions but as suggested by the elders and since there isn’t to lose anyway, my Mom went to a faith healer in Delpan the other day. My sister’s colleague and my uncle in the province went also on their own to have her checked, albeit distant, through rituals by other faith healers. All three of them said that she was “greeted” or “nausog” by an old lady. One of them even provided a sketch how she looks like. They differ in some details but all three of them were unanimous in terms of the gender and that she’s just nearby. According to the mangtatawas, the lady didn’t mean any harm to my sister. She’s just fond of her daw.
There were instructions given how to contradict the “usog”. Oh well, let’s see if it works. If science can’t find it..who knows, these rituals might.
I was googling for the english translation of “usog” and here’s where my research led me to:
The english translation of the tagalog word result from wikipedia.
The gas is a kind of perception to a person with bad naidudulot over minutes or hours. Ito ay siyang kilala rin sa salitang balis sa Bikol . He is also known in the balis Bikol. Sinsabing ang karadamang ito ay dahil sa kontaminado o maruming kaisipan o kalagayang spirituwal o diwang kaligaligan ng isang tao. Sinsabing the karadamang it is because kontaminado or dirty conditions spirituwal ideas or nationalism or disturbance of a person. Ang ganitong kalagayan ay nagpapahawa pa sa iba kung kayat kapag may tiningnan o binati ito ay nakakaramdam ng masama pag lipas ng ilang sandali. This situation is yet another nagpapahawa if so when viewed or binati will feel ill when obsolete a few moments. Ang paglalaway sa tiyan ng nakausog sa nausog ay dagling nagpapawala ng karamdamang dulot ng usog o balis. The drivel in the stomach nakausog in nausog is dagling nagpapawala of karamdamang caused by gas or balis. Ang usog ay hindi kinikilala ng makabagong medisina . The gas was not recognized by modern medicine.
Thank you Thea for this fab tag.
List 5 addictions that I have and to pass the award/tag to 5 more fabulous blogs.
1. Baby and Parenting magazines - There are about 3-5 local magazines that come out monthly so just imagine how tall the stacks of mags I have now since I started collected last year.
2. Food - It may not be pretty obvious with my physique but yet, my mouth has to munch something every now and then.
3. Twitter - I can’t pass a day without reading (and backreading) tweets. Chismosa ako eh. Reading twitter is the same as reading mails that I have to do in a daily basis.
4. Asher’s early morning breath - I love everything about my baby.
5. Online shopping - Heaven..need I say more?
I think almost everyone has done this already but if you still haven’t, feel free to snag this.