Nest Building: Chair Makeovers
Remember our his and hers chairs that we got after we got married? It wasn't blending well with the new place because it gives a small space a heavy feel to it because of its upholstery. So, we decided to breath a new life into it...again.
A and I were planning to walk to Tapa King for dinner, but when I looked out the window, it's raining outside. So, that leads us back to whatever's in our kitchen.
Home Cooking: Diet Drink Team
Alright, so I'm getting so into drinking healthy habit (no comments on the eating part, let's do this one step at a time) that I've started packing our fridge with all these yogurt and juice drinks.
Meet our Drink Team! It comprises of yogurt drinks and fruit juices. Based on our current lifestyle, fresh fruits aren't advisable to keep (consumption rate vs. fresh fruit shelf life). I get my daily dose of fresh fruits by eating banana or watermelon at the workplace cafeteria. Not sure where A gets his, but you can be sure that he takes on healthy food much more than I do.
A's been asking me where I want to eat for Heart's Day. It would've been easy to come up with one, but I don't thinkit's going to be easy to beat the view we have at home. So, I opted for placing orders from a couple of my favorite suppliers.
Home Cooking: Sunday Brunch
Since I'm still in the middle of planning of meal for the week before we head off to the grocery, I'm left to create something out of what we have in the fridge. We usually eat the same food, but for today's brunch, I opted for serving something that caters to each other's respective preference.
It's so easy to spot the healthy eater in the household
Dining Out: Jamba Juice
It was a rainy afternoon. A wanted to walk around since the wind is blowing a cool breeze. I would've appreciated it more if it weren't for the wet roads. But hey, I wouldn't say no to a leisure walk with A. We went to the new C section of Bonifacio High Street where a number of food establishments have already opened up as the rest of the area is being developed. Despite the ongoing construction of the area, one can still savor the view of its fountain and ampitheater.
Since it was raining, we opted to put a roof over our head while enjoying the cool breeze as we sip a large cup of Jamba Juice. Not a typical venue wherein one would see the likes of me (maybe A, but not I), but I wasn't hungry enough to try the other establishments in the area that time.
ETCs: Happy Birthday Daddy
It's not the first time that we celebrated your birthday without you since you spent decades working overseas so that you could provide for us a good future. But it is the first time that we're sending you a birthday greeting to heaven.
I thought of buying you a cake, but I forgot to. I hope you memory gap is not hereditary. I did manage to cook pinakbet for dinner. What better way to show you my appreciation than by eating vegetables (You know, the type of food that you spent decades on making me eat and failed miserably to do so.)? We saved some for you at the altar. It's not a full-blown traditional Ilocano version that you're used too, but since I'm half-Ilocano, I would account the lack of authenticity to the missing percentage. Still, I hope you like it. Then again, you have always been proud of our achievements. Come to think of it, the kitchen was never your realm. So, our output would still be better than what you could come up with. Well, maybe except for that one time when I was little that you made this really delicious chicken macaroni salad and completely forgot the recipe after execution. Don't worry, I remember how you made it and still recall the recipe right up to this day. Your secret's safe with me.
I'm sure the rest of us made something special for you today. So, it's like having a number of parties in one day. Always remember that we love you very much!
Happy birthday Daddy!
Home Cooking: Steamed Tilapia
I was craving for fish today, but the one they have at the cafeteria was too oily for my mood (my not-too-oily-fish-today mood). So, I ended up having chicken breast stuffed with assorted vegetables. Of course, I woudn't let go of my fish craving. So, I thought of cooking one for dinner.
This weekend has been very tiring because of 2 events that I've cooked up: A's post-birthday dinner with his buddies and our condo unit blessing.
The birthday dinner wouldn't have been tiring really. It's just that the schedules of the guests enabled us to start at 10PM and ended up til around 3AM. I don't mind since A only gets to see them around once a year.
Nest Building: Roman Shades
I've always admired roman shades with the elegant cascading effect of its slats as it rolls up and down. Of course, the mechanism doesn't come cheap. That's why I end up just admiring them. I would've tried to do a DIY thing with it if I didn't fail sewing during my Home Economics days in school. I was forced to wait for the apple to fall from the tree.
image from bosquehomes.com
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