Sunday, August 30, 2009

Recipe: Pork Spareribs in Tausi and Tomato Sauce


1 kilo pork spareribs, cut into serving pieces
1 small can tausi, drained and rinsed
2 thumb size ginger, grated
1/2 head garlic, minced
2-3 pcs. dried chili, chopped or chili flakes
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
cooking oil


1. Pan fry pork spareribs in batches until color changes to golden brown
2. Discard excess oil leaving only enough to suttee garlic, ginger and onion.
3. Add in spareribs and continue to stir cook for 1-2 minutes.
4. Add in dried chili, soy sauce and tomato sauce stir cook for another 2-3 minutes.
5. Add 4-6 cups of water, bring to a boil and simmer in low to medium heat until meat is tender.
6. Add in 1/2 can of the tausi halfway and when pork is tender ready and most of the liquid has evaporated
7. Add in the other half can of the tausi, and sugar to taste, cook until sauce is reduce to almost oily dry.

Happy Eating!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mixed Nuts 003

DLSU lost to UP. Oha! Astig talaga UP. They always know how to break into the limelight. I won and lost at the same time since I came from both schools. My heart’s torn, I love both UP and La Salle.

Miriam Santiago’s so humorous and witty. She also knows when to strike and beat all the lousy politicians wannabes. I laughed so hard about her recent privilege speech and yes, the advertisments’ really hilarious, the dancing, make-up and all.So fun, only in the Philippines!

I saw an angel in UP (new found crush), kaso, bantay bata 163 alert! Freshie lang meaning she’s around 15-17 lang. Alam ko rin ang meaning ng statutory rape, so no go, I want to remain anonymous for now.

Because of that, I’m loving UP more and more and more…

Ibalik sana ang death penalty and I’m calling for a strict implementation of it. Alam ko si Bro lang pwedeng kumuha ng buhay, but what about the lives these assholes took? And I am not talking of their victim’s life only but the lives of the victim’s family, the long-term effect, trauma and sufferings they have to endure. Life begets life, for me.

I’m in a diet mode now. Medyo sumisikip kasi boxers and briefs ko. Ewan ko kung tumataba talaga ako o lumalaki lang si peterpan ko.Hehhehe. I’m eating oatmeal for breakfast and less than a cup of rice for dinner. I hope it works! I’m also tea-ing after lunch and dinner! Twinings, I love you! Sosyal ng tea ko, imported from London, nag shopping kasi ako kagabi sa bahay ng kuya ko and I got a lot of food stuffs. Thanks Kuya Raf! Sa uulitin!

I’m loving Candice, Marlon and Warren. I heart The Wedding now. Nakakatuwa din si Jaja of the defunct Jaboom twins! Anne’s just so gorgeous!

I’ll be busy starting tomorrow. School, work, daddy duties and a lot more. There’s just too much exams in school that I needed to ace. Three projects to work on. And one heaven-sent angel I needed to take care of, Cairo.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

World Vision in the Philippines

World Vision started in the Philippines in 1957 through three orphanages in Visayas and Mindanao. In its almost 50 years of existence in the country, it has sent more than 200,000 poor Filipino children to school. Currently, it assists about 122,000 children in 34 provinces and 22 cities across the country through Child Sponsorship and community-based programs.

Today, 16,000 Filipinos are engaged in giving a life-changing investment to 22,000 children through child sponsorship. For only P20 a day or P600 a month, a child’s life is transformed every time; his/her future is secured.

The regular contributions are pooled together with other resources so the children, families, and communities may enjoy access to education, good health and nutrition; value formation; child rights protection; children’s participation; skills and leadership training; and community development projects.

World Vision believes that the pursuit of its mission requires integrated and holistic commitment to: transformational development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children; emergency relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster; promotion of justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor; partnership with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation; public awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, involvement, and prayers; and witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word, and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel.

World Vision responds to life-threatening situations where its involvement is needed and appropriate. They are responsive in a deeper sense where complex economic and social deprivation calls for long-term and sustainable development.

Aside from its child sponsorship advocacy, World Vision also organizes, implements and actively promotes health initiatives in partnership with international organizations, government agencies, non-government organizations, private agencies and communities.

World Vision is constantly in search of the best ways to help children. Hence, it is actively involved in community development. Its Area Development Programs (ADP) seek to partner with children, their families and their communities in order to rebuild or make improvements in their environment.

World Vision Philippines is headed by the able leadership of Executive Director Elnora Avarientos.

“World Vision in the Philippines continues to be committed with children. In so doing we also want to equip their families and communities. We would like to strengthen our service to children by ensuring that their pains are addressed. We will strengthen our efforts towards economic sustainability, providing opportunities for entrepreneurship and business ventures for communities that we serve so that families can support and resource the needs for their children”. For more info click here

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Recipe: Domjullian's Beef Salpicao


Beef tenderloin
1 - 1 ½ tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
2 tbsp Olive Oil
¼ - ½ tsp Paprika
4 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 – 1 ½ tbsp Butter
Olive oil for frying


Marinate beef, garlic powder, paprika, pepper and olive oil for atleast 1 hour. I marinated mine for 24 hours para mas flavorful.
Fry the beef.
After fying, discard excess oil and leave about 1 tbsp. Bring back the beef.
Put in the oyster sauce and a little water and reduce the liquid to ¼.
Adjust the taste by adding in sugar (if it is salty) and pepper.
Turn off the heat and put in the butter

Pwede nyo din lagyan ng fried mince garlic for more flavor. Mas masarap cya ulit the day after. Laging ganun niluluto ko, mas nasasarapan ako the day after.

Happy Eating!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mixed Nuts 002

Yipeee! Tim Yap no more na ako, wala na yung malaking pimple at pimplets na tumubo sa may noo ko 2 days ago. Ewan ko kung dahil yun sa excessive mano dito, mano doon sa mga elder relatives I did during my lola's birthday or dun sa pagkain ko ng peanuts everyday. Grabe yun, literal ata na napudpod ang noo ko, parang every 1 minute routine ko na mag mano dito, mano doon.

Speaking of Tim Yap face, naalala ko yung prof ko dati sa Math. The whole class literally froze in shock upon seeing her. Akala namin nasa "Night of the Living Dead" movie kami. Hehehe. Basta, I heard everybody prayed that time: 1. deliver us from evil and 2. Thank God and thank genes hindi kami as Tim Yap as her. One time, umuulan, pumasok cya ng walang make-up, halos atakihin kami sa puso sa takot. Iba pa pala hitsura nya pag walang make up, Tim Yap multiplied to forever, ganyan! Buti na lang she's oozing with brain powers and superb mathematical ability, otherwise, napaka malas nyang tao. Ang bad ko talaga.

Nakapanood ako ng "The Proposal" the other day, salamat Niki boy sa pirated yet malinaw na copy na pinahiram mo sa akin. Ryan Reynolds (corrected by Kuri, thanks, henyo ka talaga) & Sandra Bullock - Hooray!

Since QC day kahapon and Cairo's school is located in QC, wala cyang pasok, ako din walang pasok kaso ka malas malasan dahil wala talaga akong pasok ng Wednesday. We're able to bond well. Daddy duty again. Sinama ko cya sa aming quasi-peasant office, yup, nag wo work din ako minsan. Had lunch then nag work ako while Cairo answered the riddles and other mind boggling questions I gave him para di cya mainip at mag tantrums. After office duty, nag time zone kami. Nag enjoy naman anak ko, ako hindi.

Pag uwi, ayun nag basketball kami with his ninongs Leroy and Ker. Talo kami since di pa masyadong magaling mag basketball si Cairo and maliit pa cya compared to his two skyscraper ninongs.

Wattaday! Sarap maging daddy!

PS: I’m not referring to Tim Yap, the eventologist. Tim Yap’s a lait code short for Tang Inang Mukha Yan Ang Pangit! Kaya pag may nagsabi sa iyong you look like Tim Yap, bigwasan mo agad.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Happy 92nd Birthday, Lola Adelaida!

Happy 92nd Birthday Lola Adelaida!

Lola Adelaida’s my dad’s mother.

Born on the 16th of August 1917.

Wife to my late grandfather Rafael III (1915 – 1999).

Mother to 6 sturdy boys (dad being the 2nd child) and 2 lovely girls.

Grandmother to 21 boys (me being the most gwapo) and 12 girls.

Greatgrandmother to 25 super kulit boys and 16 super arte girls.

We love you so much lola! Kahit di mo sinasabi alam ko, I am the apple of your eye!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Recipe: Sweet and Sour Lapu-lapu

Eto kinain ko nung nagkasakit ako.


Oyster Sauce
Apple Cider Vinegar
Sesame oil


1. Linisin maige ang isda tapos i-season with salt then i-deep fry.Set aside

2. Sa sauce pan, i combine lang ang cornstarch, ketchup, vinegar, pepper, sugar at konting oyster sauce. Bring to boil.

3. Pag boiling na, add na yung onion tas after 2 minutes yung carrots na, after 2 minutes ulit yung bellpepper na.

4. Put a drop or two of sesame oil pampabango at pampalasa. Adjust nyo na lang lasa according sa gusto nyong timpla.

Happy Eating!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sick-ology 002

May sakit ako since Friday, na ambunan kasi ako nung Thursday kaya ayun. Kala ko swine flu kasi parang similar symptoms pero sabi ng kuya ko, napaparanoid lang daw ako kaya tuseran lang ang katapat tsaka drum drum na tubig at juices.

Si Rosaleeeee (spelling Rosalie),namburaot pa.Kada papasok sa kwarto, naka facial mask, naka quarantine kasi ako baka mahawa anak ko at iba pang tao sa bahay. Tas ang arte parang balat mayaman, ayaw lumapit sa akin. Si Rosaleeee nga pala ang ubod sa sosyal at inglisera naming kasambahay. Take note, updated cya sa uso, naka ipod, 3.2 megapixel ang cam ng cellphone nya at panay skinny jeans ang pants nya. Nauna pa yan magka CD player kesa sa akin at nauna pa cya magkaron ng N70 kesa sakin (2nd hand nga lang kasi di pa nya afford maka bili ng brand new). Ngayun, target nya daw magkaron ng apple na iphone, san ka pa! Ang gamit sa pagmumukha na wala naman pinagbago - Oil of Olay Total Defects, este Effects pala. Bibo si Rosaleeee kahit pala sagot, di rin cya masyadong salat sa sense of humor gaya ng iba. Friendly din cya at fast learner, di gaya nung isang kasambahay pa namin na mas mataray at masungit pa sa amo. Nagpapaturo cya ng english grammar sa akin o kay Leroy, mas madalas kay Leroy dahil may HD cya kay Leroy. Pero ewan ko ba, matigas talaga ang dila nya, koya Dumenec parin ang tawag nya sa akin hanggang ngayon, nagsasawa nako kaka turo sa kanya ng tamang pagbigkas ng pangalan ko. May pagka ambisyosa din si Rosaleee pero nasa lugar naman kasi kahit papano nangangarap cya na maka ahon sa hirap, determined at firm cya sa goal nyang yun. At higit sa lahat, may lovelife, pumapagaspas, daig pa ako!

Kahapon andito lahat ng kapatid ko at mga pamangkin kaso di nga ako pwedeng maki salamuha. Kainis. Di ko man lang nalaro, nakulit at napa-iyak mga pamangkin ko.

Ang maganda lang ay nakapag aral ako para sa exam ngayun, kaya prepared ako. Sana mataas grade ko, please Bro, at napanood ko yung Singing Bee, Banana Split at George and Cecil. Tapos lahat ng hilingin ko, natutupad, gaya ng kung anong gusto kong food. May get well soon daddy letter din ang anak ko sa akin. Si apple cobbler pala made my weekend. Weeeeee!

Get well, domjullian - Bro ni Santino!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Recipe: Domjullian’s Chicken & Pork Adobo sa Gata & Adobo Garlic Rice


Adobo sa Gata
½ kg pork
½ kg chicken
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup vinegar
½ to 3/4 cup thick coconut milk
2 pieces bay leaf

Adobo Rice
Bahaw, ang kaning lamig
Adobo Sauce galing sa niluto nyong Adobo sa Gata


Mix pork, chicken, soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaf, onion, garlic and pepper in a large pan enough to cover the pork and chicken pieces with the soy and vinegar mixture. Inuuna ko muna yung pork, after around 15 minutes tsaka ko inilalagay yung chicken kasi mas madali naman maluto yung chicken. Wag tatakpan, mahihilaw daw yung suka sabi ng mommy ko, ewan ko kung anong ibig sabihin nun, basta follow it.

Reduce the sauce to half tapos timplahan depende sa panlasa nyo then pour the coconut milk. Simmer again to reduce the sauce to 3/4. Tikman at I adjust yung lasa kung hindi satisfied.

Para sa Adobo Rice, mag sauté lang ng garlic sa konting mantika, konti lang kasi may mantika yung adobo.

Tas ilagay na yung bahaw ang kaning lamig. Haluin maige.

Tas ilagay na yung Adobo sauce galing dun sa nilutong Adobo. Kayo na mag tantya kung gaano karami ilalagay nyo basta enough to coat yung rice. Note: Pwedeng mag reserve ng adobo sauce bago ilagay yung coconut milk kung di nyo gusto ang gata sa rice.

Haluin lang ulit for another 5 minutes tas ready na cya.

Happy Eating!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Hooray to the 4 honor guards at Cory Aquino's funeral cortage for enduring more than 8 hours atop Cory's hearse:

Pfc. Antonio Cadiente
Airman 2nd Class Gener Laguindam
Petty Officer 3 Edgardo Rodriguez
Police Officer 1 Danilo Maalab

Sana lahat ng kabaro nyo ay maging katulad nyo, mas masarap maging Pilipino!

At sa libo-libong tao na hindi ininda ang ulan, pagod at tagal ng libing, mabuhay din kayo! Nawa'y bumalik ang pagmamahal natin sa Pilipinas at sa kapwa Pilipino! Ibangon natin ng sabay-sabay at kapit kamay ang Pilipinas!

I lab u ol!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ten-ten de Sarapen

1. Noong 8 years old ako, nahulog ako sa bubungan ng isang bahay at bumagsak sa baha na panay lumot, butete, putik, ihi (ko at ng mga iba pang bata), basura at kung ano ano pa, pati ata tae meron. Ngumawa ako sa sobrang kahihiyan at dahil panay lumot at putik ako.

2. Sa UP Lagoon nabuo si Cairo.Ewan ko basta sa loob ng UP campus.Hahahaha.

3. Valedictorian ako nung highschool sa isang exclusive at conyo school sa may Mandaluyong, hindi siya parte ng San Juan - fyi dun sa tangang reporter sa TV.Magna Cum Laude naman ako sa UP, di lang halata kasi alam nating lahat na bobo ako sa Math.

4. Takot ako sa gagamba. Pero nung bata ako hindi naman, ewan ko bakit nung lumaki ako, natakot na ako. Pero paborito ko si Spiderman.

5. Nagkaron ako ng almost affair sa isang prof. ko sa UP, naudlot lang kasi nakilala ko ang (prodigal) mommy ng anak ko. Five years older than me lang si prof. Trivia: Mahilig ako sa mas matanda sa akin, pero di naman sing tanda ni Aling Dionisia.

6. Nagka TV commercial nako kaso, extra lang. Tipong daliri ko lang nakita sa TV.

7. Umutot ako ng malakas habang nag le lecture yung Science teacher ko nung 1st year highschool ako.Nag wish ako ng mga time na yun na magunaw na ang mundo at lamunin ako ng lupa.

8. Dalawang beses ako nabalian ng buto nung bata at kailangang i-simento. Una dahil sa paglalaro ng luksong tinik, pangalawa, dahil sa pagtalon sa puno dahil akala ko sinaniban ako ng espirito ni superman.

9. Noong tinuli ako, di masakit dahil may anesthesia kaya ang ginawa ko pag uwi ng bahay, nagtatakbo ng nagtatakbo na parang wala lang. Kinagabihan dinugo ako at kailangang lagyan ng napkin (oo, modess pa tatak ng napkin) para maabsorb yung excessive blood flow ni peterpan. Kamuntik na bumaha ng dugo sa bahay namin ayun pala natanggal yung tahi ni peterpan kakatakbo at kakalaro ko. Sinugod ako sa hospital para tahiin ulit si peterpan, $^*(**&%$%^*)*% na!!!!. Sobrang sakit nung pangalawang tahi.

10. Dalawang beses na naudlot ang tangka kong pagpapakasal. Pang maala-ala mo kaya ang istorya ng lovelife ko kaya eto single pa din hanggang ngayun.

Dalawa dyan e kathang isip ko lang. Hulaan nyo kung ano. May kisss pag nahulaan ng tama.Hehehe. Hula na!.Hehehe.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Joke of the Month

Jamby Madrigal also running for president

Greatest Daughter of Filipino Nation

Corazon Cojuangco Aquino

January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009

People Power Leader & Greatest Daughter of Filipino Nation

May you rest in peace!