I love rice. I had to admit that I eat more rice now than when I was still in the Philippines. Though rice is a staple in the Philippines, I tried to avoid eating rice back there for some stu*pid reasons.
Since I started posting my food experimentations in Instragram and FB, I was asked by a lot of my friends to share the recipes. And a lot of times I promised that I will blog about them. Too bad I am too busy and too lazy to blog about it, especially when I am too hungry to eat my dish right away. But I'm not gonna lie, I'm not good at remembering how I cooked the dish because most of the time, I just threw in whatever ingredients I found in my fridge and whatever available seasonings I have on hand. However, most of my experimental dishes are pretty much the same. They only vary in main ingredient so I can surely come up with some recipes to blog soon. I only need to find time to do it, though.
It's the final countdown! In few hours another chapter ends and a new one begins. That signifies not only the New Year but that of "Yours Truly's" different countdown of sort (which hopefully will have another blog if "yours truly" will not be lazy).
This year is no doubt another good year just like the rest. With all the ups and downs I've been through I can say that I did passed year 2014 with flying colors. There were times that I almost doubted my power to overcome the obstacles that came my way but with God's grace and the unconditional love of my family and friends, I was able to survive the year with stronger faith in God and in myself.
I turned gluten free this year. Long story. When I get the chance I'll write about it.
Anyway, yesterday I posted on Instagram and FB my first ever brownie I baked for myself after half a year of avoiding it. Though I bake brownies every now and then but they are just for my Sweetest. And yes, I wasn't tempted to try them even just once.
SPOILER ALERT: This is NOT my original recipe so I am not taking credit for it. (If you want the original recipe - click HERE) I found it in Pinterest and just want to share it here because a lot of my FB friends are asking for the recipe. So here you go... by popular demand - The Flourless Sweet (a.k.a. Kamote) Potato Brownie
I was crying like a baby... sobbing non stop... tears running down my cold cheeks... head spinning like crazy as I struggled holding my breath and my mobile phone all at the same time. I was trying to make sense of all that was going on right under my nose, but to no effect.
It was one of those rare phone calls that I hate to receive since I left home. I was talking to my friend and former colleague from home trying to grasp the essence of our conversation. Her voice was firm and full of conviction. Her tone was strong and filled with total resignation. Her breathing was deep yet consistent. She was cool, calm and collected.
"Be strong, Mare [a term we used to address each other because her first born is my Goddaughter]." She said in a matter-of-factly way.
“If it is God’s will for me, then I have to accept it.” She sustained as I continued sobbing and said nothing but “Mare”
"This is just one of the mysteries of life and we have no choice but to accept it with faith in our hearts" She continued saying and assuring me that… EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY.
This is a very quick post. I am just killing time. As of this writing, some of the teachers and ed techs are looking for a parking spot at the Middle School and the others are already having coffee in the cafeteria. Today is the start of our 3 days in-service training.
Igot the urge to post this to say the least that I did have a great summer and can't wait for the school to be over. hahaha. Though, I know it has not even officially started yet. Official start of school where I work is after Labor Day.
Anyway, I really did have a great summer. Hope you all had the same.
I'm a gifted artist. Well, it sounds good that is why I used that statement as introduction. But yes, I can proudly say that I was blessed with some creative ideas and I can easily express them in so many ways, bragging aside. WINK****
Years ago, I found joy in reading Bible verses and writing my reflections about a particular verse that struck me. I found happiness in doing it because I was able to get in touch with my inner self. And I found peace in the process.
Years passed and a lot of things happened. Things that I have no control of. Things that somehow shook my faith and conviction. And things that one way or another messed up my personal belief and perspective in life.
Moody is "not" a word. You don't tell that to a woman who is approaching peri-menopausal stage. And don't even insist or argue. You will be in big trouble. LOL
My favorite Model - Maya. She was already having a fit when I took this photo. When I told her - just one last shot, she smiled. I clicked. Then gave me her biggest frown ever. [LOL] Love her to pieces!