Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Non Food Entry: A to Z About Me!

Thanks to Michi of Michi Photostory who tagged me. At least I'll be posting something different this time!

A. Attached or Single - Attached/Married/Legally bound for life!

B. Best Friend - No specific best friend. Could be the husband or my sister. :D

C. Cake or pie - Hmmm... it's a toss up. Sometimes cake, sometimes pie. But I guess cake will win most of the time. :))

D. Day of choice - Weekends! Nothing beats spending time with family. :)

E. Essential Item/s - Tissue (dry & wet), alcohol/alcogel, wallet, keys, phone.

F. Favorite color - Red/White. I guess it depends. Sometimes I even like orange or green. I know, I'm crazy.

G. Gummy bears or worms - More on sour worms. If only I could eat them all day without thinking about my sugar!

H. Hometown - Davao City, Philippines.

I. Favorite Indulgence - Chocolates.

J. January or July - This year, I like July because we're going on a vacation! But usually, January because that's our wedding anniversary :)

K. Kids - One

L. Life isn’t complete without - Family, food and travel!

M. Marriage date - Nueve de Enero

N. Number of brothers/sisters - One brother and one older sister.

O. Oranges or Apples - Apples

P. Phobias - Cockroaches. Flying cockroaches. Yikes.

Q. Quotes

R. Reasons to smile - My family and the blessings we receive on a daily basis!

S. Season of choice - Never lived in a place with temperate climate before but I think autumn or spring is nice. Just the right coldness for me, but not freezing.

T. Tag 5 People. Ana Lisa :P of My Bare Cupboard, Myla of Postcard Trail, Mrs. Kolca of Pink Magaline, Carmi of Carmi's Caprice, Abi of Belated Bloomer, Fate of VanillaRhumba! :)

U. Unknown fact about me - I'm trying to be a reformed shopaholic. Ahermm...

V. Vegetable - No specific favorite. I eat veggies, not just a big fan. :P

W. Worst habit - Sweet tooth. I have to stop myself from eating a lot of sweets.

X. Xray or Ultrasound - I guess Xray, except if it's Mammogram! :P

Y. Your favorite food - Desserts. I always look forward to desserts!

Z. Zodiac sign - Certified Scorpio!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

In The Heat of The Day

I have been MIA the past month. Too lazy, I know. And the weird weather isn't helping, either. The past week, we had rainy and sunny days. Good thing the little girl didn't get sick! And just a few days ago, haze started to cloud the whole city state. It was really bad yesterday, my head hurt and my nose was stuffy. It smelled like burnt wood the whole day. I wish it smelled barbecue! Grrr.

Anyway, it's getting better today. I hope it rains. To cool the day, I made lemonade. Good thing I still had lemons in the pantry.


Simple syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
2 Cups Water
Juice of 4 lemons


1. Make the simple syrup by mixing the sugar and water and dissolve over low heat.
2. Juice the lemons and pour in a jug. Mix in the cooled simple syrup. Add water and adjust according to your liking.
3. Add ice.
4. For me, I didn't put ice. I placed the juice in the freezer for about two hours. When it was just icy enough (not hard ice), I used my immersion blender to mix it. Yum-o!