Friday, April 10, 2009

Suggested Recipe for Holy Week

My Caesar's Salad
I don't like eating veggie salad, more so the Caesar's. Don't ask me. I also don't know why. :-)

That thinking was totally eradicated since yesterday.
Right after our Visita Iglesia, (yup, we did it!) we went to Swensen's to eat Caesar's salad. At first, I was hesitant but since I was abstaining from meat, got no choice so I was forced to eat it.

The verdict: Wow, it was awesomely delicious!

Immediately, I thought of an idea to make Caesar's salad at home.
It is simply mouth-watering. Of course, I should commend myself for it :D

I suggest that you try this recipe. Especially those who are on a strict diet.
Healthy and Yummy.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How to Spend Your Anniversary in Singapore - the Unusual Way

Are you tired of having the usual romantic dining or bar hopping or going to movie houses on your Anniversary? If yes, here are some of the remarkable ways to spend you anniversary in Singapore.
I bet that these ideas will turn your special day into something worthwhile and memorable for the both of you :D

1). Take a walk at Fort Canning

Enjoy the special view of Singapore by spending it at Fort Canning while reminiscing the days. Take those favorite memories and recreate them. Reliving your happiest moments will help you realize how much you mean to each other.

2). Relax at a Spa

There are so many spas which you can find here in Singapore to pamper yourselves.
Just take a pick and head off to your chosen spa.

3). Have a picnic at Lower Peirce Reservoir Park

It is a great spot to spend a romantic picnic any time of the day.
I have been to this place and I find it so relaxing at the same time.

Note: Photos can be found in my previous post entitled "A Taste of Good Life in Singapore"

4). Watch Sunset at Punggol

Sunset at Punggol is a very popular subject for aspiring Filipino photographers here in Singapore.
Although Punggol as they say is underdeveloped, I still suggest that you visit the place and see for yourself how scenic the view is.


5). Cable Car Mania

They say that you’ve never been to Singapore if you have not ridden the Cable Car.
I, myself have not tried it though.

Here’s a description of what you can expect taken from

“Glide through the air high above the harbour skies on a scenic adventure. The 1.6km ride to and from Sentosa offers expansive views of lush greenery and stunning coastal sights.”


6). Night Safari

This is one adventure you cannot afford to miss. This night zoo offers over a thousand of animals of exotic species. So guys, check it out.

For more info, you may want to visit their website:

7). G-MAX Reverse Bungy

An extreme sport attraction, considered as the fastest most thrilling bungy in the world.
Though I don’t think I will ever try to ride this one. Hahaha. I am not a risk-taker when it comes to extreme rides. Would you believe I have never ridden the Space Shuttle at Enchanted Kingdom?
Tsk, tsk, tsk. Yes, that’s how coward I am.


8). GX-5 Xtreme Swing

Here’s another extreme adventure just beside the G-Max Reverse Bungy located in Clarke Quay, Singapore.
Try this adventure that promises the feeling of free-falling and flying out over the Singapore River.


I’m sure you will have a wonderful time doing one of these ideas or even all of these on your special day instead of doing the usual. Have fun!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Holy Week Celebration

Back in the Philippines, our house in the province is just across the ever
popular Lenten rites happening in San Pedro, Cutud, City of San Fernando in Pampanga.

Yes, it’s where you see people doing re-enactments of the crucifixion
of Jesus every year.
The penitents do procession through the streets, some carrying crosses before they are nailed on the cross.

This annual event has been a part of the Holy Week tradition in our place; tourists from all over the world come to witness the occasion.

And as a child, I remember, my cousins and I used to sell ice candy and ice water to tourists

and whatever money we've earned from selling, we give to our lola.
The heat was never a hindrance for us to achieve our goal.
How simple life was way back then.

This year, I will be celebrating the Holy Week away from them.
I will be celebrating it with my friends. We will be attending mass at a nearby Church. Originally, what was planned is to do Visita Iglesia, that is, to visit seven churches on
Holy Friday to pay respect to the Blessed Sacrament. However, one of our friends has work on Saturday.
Hence, we decided to cancel it.

In whatever way we plan to celebrate the Holy Week, the important thing is to

commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ who died on the cross in order to save mankind.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Anniversary Gift from Hubby

In two days time, my hubby and I will be celebrating our second anniversary. Yipee!

Here's the twist.
Something unexpected happened last night.
Obie was asking me what would be my gift for him. Demanding huh!

Then, while we were discussing, he keeps on saying that he already bought me a gift.
I said to him...

"it's not yet our anniversary, sa wednesday mo na lang ibigay para naman may element of surprise..."

But he really won't stop. So what I did is to find out what was his gift for me.
Boom! I saw the plastic with a cellphone lying on top of the bed. Hahaha!

And mind you, as soon as I opened the gift, I was speechless.

I love it. I really really really love it.

Hon, thank you so much!

We've had our ups and downs yet through it all, our love still managed to grow.
Happy Anniversary! I will love you till the end of time.

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more;that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds .... That's what you've given me and that's what I hope to give to you forever.

~ The Notebook

Sunday, April 5, 2009

There's No Place Like Home!

Homesickness is getting on my nerves these past few days no matter how I try to get rid of it.
It must be inevitable for a first-timer like me not to feel this way.

As a solution (I think?), I made a random list of the things I miss in my hometown.

1). Chicken Joy from Jollibee - the best.

Need I say more? The chicken skin is crunchy as they say. It tastes just right. The chicken is so juicy. Waaahhh... Nakakamiss...

2). Gravy from KFC

Of course, there are KFC stores here in Singapore. But, I am telling you,
Nothing beats the gravy we have in the Philippines.
I don't have any idea what ingredient/s they add in the gravy that makes it so addicting. Yummy!

3). Gimmick every friday with friends

Here's one of the things I miss doing when I was still in the Philippines. Every Friday, we go to our friend's place for overnight stay to drink, to eat, to sing, to bond, to update each other with office gossips. Hahahaha!

When we are not at our friend's place, we dine out at Congo Grille in El Pueblo or we drink in Atchie's or in Metrowalk. When we are all drunk and sober at 4am, we go to Starbucks for some coffee. We go home when we are not intoxicated anymore and that would be around 6am :D

4). My Mom's Dishes

My mom is the best cook ever! Yes, I firmly believe. I am her #1 fan when it comes to cooking. Sad to say that I did not inherit her cooking abilities :(

5). Videoke

Unlike in the Philippines, you can sing until the wee hours with your magic sing. Here, you cannot. Otherwise, cops will be at your door a few minutes after you started singing.

You may go to karaoke lounges but it's sooo expensive

I miss the Philippines. I miss the traffic. I miss my loved ones. I miss the crowd.

I miss the good old days.

Truly, there's no place like home.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Housemates from Hell

How come I’ve got housemates from hell???

What started out as cordial relationship turned out to be a nightmare in the end.
I never imagined I will be in this scenario. Waaahhhh… I can’t stand it anymore. I know it’s a part of pakikisama. But they have pushed me to my limit.

I’m glad our landlord put a bulletin board so we can vent out all our rants.
On the other hand, I think it did not serve its purpose. They are still the same housemates I’ve known right from the start.

Mundane things piled up that turned eventually into a full-blown conflict.
From their laziness, loud voices at night when everyone is asleep, to caring unwanted pets in the house. Imagine, Pets in the house??? From hamsters, to cats, to turtles.

Let me get this straight, I don’t have anything against veterinarians or animals for that matter. The issue here is that, they did not ask us, their fellow housemates if we allow them to keep their pets inside our house. We have the right to that, isn’t it? In the first place, we are also sharing in the rent. Also, what adds up to my fury is that they used the basin which supposedly is only for clothes, as the house of the turtles. Ggrrrrr...
Anyway, I made a research and here's what I found out:
According to AVA, Agri-food and Veterinary authority that:
However, not all animals can be kept as pets in Singapore. Under the Wild Animals & Birds Act, our wild animals should not be caught or kept as pets. Similarly, imported wild animals such as snakes, lizards, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, monkeys and star tortoises cannot be kept as pets.
The penalty for keeping an illegal animal can be severe.

Hahaha… Shall I contact the authorities or not? Hmmm… let me think about it…