Posts Tagged ‘food’

Summer vacation

Posted: March 29, 2013 in food, fun, travel
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Summer is already here. I have been too busy with work the past few months and I haven’t really taken any long breaks so far. The holy week is the first long break after Christmas and I have taken advantage of it.  The pictures above were taken with my samsung galaxy note 2 during the Christmas vacation last year. We went home to Cagayan for Christmas and visited my dad’s hometown. It was a respite from all the pollution in Manila. Flowers, trees and fresh air! Ah, the provincial life.

I experience this simple, refreshing just once in a while, only when there are long holidays at work. There used to be so much more of these with the past president but PNoy is intent on implementing his ‘tuwid na daan” program and refuses to move around the holidays to create long weekends, which we, the middle working class, can use to go home to our respective provinces.

Anyway, so I went home this Holy week to Nueva Ecija, my mom’s hometown.  It was, as is always the case, a gastronomic fest.  My parents have their own little farm. Not fancy.  Not the haciendero type of thing but they have more than enough livestock, fruits and vegetables for their daily consumption.  Everything is fresh. The vegetables, the eggs, the chicken, the fruits!

For Good Friday, since meat is not allowed, we had to catch fish from the fish pond. But aside from the fish, there were tiny freshwater shrimps too!  Look at that catch!



So we had grilled fish and shrimp for lunch and sinigang for dinner! Yumyumyum! This gastronomic feast goes on for two more days! I have already gained a pound or two and will perhaps gain some more. Haha.. I better go back to the gym to dance all these calories off when I get back to Manila!



Belly Good

Posted: January 23, 2013 in personal
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Ugh. I am getting fat. Not fat yet. But you know, on my way there.  Haha…  I have probably gained about 4 kilograms already since the holidays and am still putting on more and more each day. I have been a glutton these past few weeks plus I’ve not had my usual exercise (dancing) for a few weeks now.

I am far from being obese. At least, that’s what I am hoping. Wait, let me make sure of that… Lemme get my calculator to compute for my BMI (body mass index)… Oooppsss.. Apparently, I am nearly there. MY BMI is at 22.8. That’s still on the normal side but just two tenths shy of being overweight by Asian standards.  If I gain another kilogram, I’d already be considered overweight!!!! Nooooooo!

I have got to exercise and eat better! I have got to! Ugh. And I was planning to eat one more donut. At 10pm! Yeah. Unhealthy. Hahaha. But the donuts are begging me to devour them. The box says they (the donuts) are at their best up to three days from date of purchase. Last day tomorrow! So, I do have to finish them, right? Right? hahaha


Posted: August 24, 2012 in food

My dessert for tonight! Yummy, yummy chocolate cake with caramel frosting! I wish i had the patience to bake! I also wish I still had my metabolism when I was an adolescent! Back then, I could eat whatever I want without getting fat but these days, a few extra mouthfuls of sweets immediately translates to belly fat! Argh!


Favoritest Junkfood

Posted: June 25, 2011 in food
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This is officially my favoritest junk food ever.  I’ve been snacking on it for the entire week! Love, love, love!  Will buy more tomorrow. Yippee! =)




For three days, it was too painful to swallow.  For three days, my heart rate went up whenever I wanted to drink.  For three days, I could barely eat.  For three days, my tonsils were so massive and so painful, swallowing my saliva made me grimace and clench my teeth.

And today that I am pain-free and could theoretically eat what I want, provided that they are available here in the Philippines and that I could afford them and that they can be bought nearby.

I have been munching one junk food after another in between meals the whole day.

nagaraya, terra kettles chips, chicharritos barbecue flavor with sinamak vinegar, marty's plain salted and pringles reduced fat



Posted: December 8, 2010 in food, personal
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There something about apples.  I love their fresh, sweet scent.  I don’t know why.  Maybe because years ago we always have apples during Christmas.  Or maybe because our parents always brought home apples from long trips.  There’s just something comforting about them, at least for me.

I don’t like artificial apple scents though.  The air freshener version is just nauseating.  I just want the fresh apple scent.  When you slice one and you hear that crunchy, crisp sound and smell its sweet scent. Ahh, love it. =)

Cholesterol Sandwich

Posted: November 16, 2010 in food
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I had this for lunch last Sunday.

I couldn’t finish the entire thing.  It’s not the size.  It’s as big as a zinger or a quarter pounder.  It’s just that every bite screams cholesterol.  And after 3 or 4, I just couldn’t eat anymore.  It’s good but it’s not for everyone.