Sunday, March 17, 2013

To Know If You Are Pinoy!!!

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook and I have to laugh when I read this. These characters are common to a Filipino, although not all. 

I want to share this to my fellow readers and bloggers. Thanks to the author. 48 Ways to Know You Are Filipino

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Dinner with Friends

I can't remember the last time I invited friends for dinner until last night when my husband invited one of my friend with her family to have dinner with us and watch football. It came out that I have prepared too much food and decided to invite some other friends. Hmmm.. Did I intend to prepare more or just because I am a Filipino, known of having enough to eat during parties and can even take home some left overs.
I took a different recipes from last night's dinner with mostly fish (shrimp with garlic, tilapia with tausi, baked stuffed calamaris) and of course some meat for the dutches (babi pangang and beef afritada). I managed to prepare all of these plus complements that they like it. It was a lovely evening with them and hubby was the happiest person with his team that won the football match.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Winter Wonderland

You will hate me as I am one of those who love the beauty of winter. The snow came later this season and I feel so bad that my family were not able to see snow when they had their holiday until late November. It should have been my mom's first experience in snow. Well, I can still let her come next time and hopefully around winter. 

The surrounding is so beautiful, totally covered with snow. Kids and even adults are having fun making snow man, sliding with their sleigh, throwing each other with snow balls, and skating. It is nice to hear and see all those laughters. The only problem here in Netherlands once it is blanketed with snow, chaos on the roads and public transportation are expected. Most buses and trains are not moving and traffics are everywhere. I heard several complains about public transportation and the worst part, less than 50 percent are moving. But the country is not well prepared when it snows. Luckily, my office is about 15 minutes walk from my house. No hassle on waiting the bus. I even took some pictures on my way to work. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Being in the Netherlands for 6 years now with almost 4 years of not coming back to the Philippines, made me realized that it is not only the place that I missed more but it is also the FOOD. Although I can find most of the ingredients here (thank God I have a friend who owns a Toko that sells mostly of Filipino products), but sometimes the tastes are different.

Just after the Holiday, a friend of mine organized a thanksgiving dinner at her place just to thank all of her friends for the whole years' full of fun and happiness we shared. She knew that most of us missed "lechon/grilled pig" which we can rarely find it here, so she ordered this for our dinner. Unbelievable but yes, 12 people managed to ate 3/4 of the pig. It was ordered from a chinese restaurant through a Filipino contact and they cooked it from a big oven. No wonder it taste lechon but different from what we have in the Philippines cooked traditionally from a coal and the pig filled with spices on the tummy part. 

After so many years of craving lechon, glad I had it early this year.