Taking the Time Off

Being a freelancer can be stressful at times. And to getaway from the bro-haha home job that I have, I decided to visit my friend Ivy. She was originally from Cebu (can’t wait to feature that place soon) but lives in Bacolod now because her kind hubby is from there. After getting a confirmation reply from her that I can disturb her peace and quiet, I packed my bag (note to self buy a new one), dumped the mangoes (3 kilos) and bananas in my other bag, rode the tricycle to the terminal and off I went to the beautiful City of Smiles. The Philippines is an archipelago, thus going to Bacolod City mean riding a ferry across. ARGH! Weathers can be tricky sometimes. I expected a peaceful ride (the boat rocked and I felt myself wanting to throw up several times), yeah right! 🙂 So enough chitchat, lemme show you my photos 🙂


Old building at Jaro, Iloilo City

For more pictures, feel free to check the images here: (I will find time to edit the title)


Stuffed Milkfish (Bangus)

Milkfish is the national fish of the Philippines. So to further celebrate the wonderful flavor of this yummy fish, let me give you another video about the glorious ways used to stuff it. Again, the voice is in Pilipino and Tagalog. 🙂 Hehehe…sorry. This week, I will be posting 6 more stuffed food video. You would often see this dish during celebrations like fiesta, birthdays and etc.

How to prepare the fish:

Another presentation:

This is very delicious. Enjoy!!!

Travel Time

Ten days since I started the sugar-water and olive oil diet. Again, I got lazy and totally forgot all about it. Time to unwind and re-focus. I am currently on a self-imposed vacation.

I went south – visiting the city of Bacolod. After a bumpy ferry ride, I arrived a little dizzy watching Tangled during the hour and a half trip.

My friend Ivy picked me up from the terminal and once again, I was reunited with the City of Smiles. My first hour was spent having a good conversation with Ivy, coffee at Bob’s, a few slices of pizza and yummy lasagna (unfortunately it was not as thick as I expected it to be – one layer I guess… but it was cheesy…)

In all fairness, coffee at Bob’s is like walking in a peaceful garden, unlike with Starbucks (fast phased, hyped and so much buzz that there’s no space for thinking). I always have a great time there. Aside from the good company, food is not a question. For $2.00 you can have a good cup.

Arriving at Ivy’s home, I was greeted by her shi tzus with a promise of a new puppy on May. Hopefully, I get a baby girl. Ivy’s children were in the living room when we entered the house. Blue looked amazing with his hair and boy! how tall he was. Always smiling Red looks like an action star. Both kids sure does have the potential to be big heartbreakers (hehehehe). Lookout y’all!

Tomorrow is a new day. Note to self: Have foot spa and a massage session. For now, a good read will do…

My First Day: Shangri La Diet

I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)instead of Extra Light Olive Oil (ELOO). Good thing that I only took a tablespoon. A few minutes after I ingested it, I felt like I want to barf. The best description that I can think of? Like I got drunk. I got dizzy, sleepy, so tired, queasy and don’t forget headache(major).

The sugar water worked perfectly fine. The EVOO is torturing me. Note to self, use ELOO next time. With the EVOO (1 Liter), I might as well use it when I cook pasta or pan fry fish fillet. ULK!!! I want to throw up…On a second thought, I thing I’ll stick to sugar water…:S

I can feel the goosebumps, I keep going back to bed. I lost my appetite alright. I honestly need to follow instructions. Sob. I think I’m going to sleep now.

The Shangri La Diet

It might look a bit too late to be discussing this, but I just recently found out about it. Who would actually think that sipping sugar water or ingesting olive oil can help you loose your appetite and eventually shed some pounds? I think visuals with audio is the best way to share it with you. 🙂 So, here you go. Hope you enjoy watching, while I go to the grocery to buy EVOO (I think it’s waaayyy healthier than ELOO).

Of Guitars and Music

I found this website Six String Soul a while ago, when I was looking for cool deals. But I got a better thing to share. Apparently there is a giveaway thing going on. I’ll just reiterate the giveaways mentioned in the site.

Included in the Giveaway

  • (1) Pedaltrain 2 Pedalboard with Gig Bag
  • (1) GCB95 Crybaby Wah Wah
  • (1) MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
  • One Way Huge Green Rhino Overdrive
  • One Sanyo Pedal Juice Rechargeable 9V Power Source
  • One Bullet Cable SLUG Connector Kit
  • Three Rolls of Power-Grip pedal board tape

Cool right? Yeah, I think so too. To know more, just click on Six String Soul to view the contest info. Goodluck…

Boneless Bangus (Milkfish)

I’ve been thinking of business ideas, when I got hooked with the production of boneless milkfish. Milkfish is the national fish of the Philippines. Not tilapia or lapu-lapu. I didn’t have time to enroll in a livelihood program, so I went to Youtube. Here’s what I found:

Sorry if it’s in Filipino or Tagalog. But the way the instructor (from Navotas Fishport Complex) showed the steps or where to start picking in a highly comprehensive manner, you could learn by just looking at her cool maneuvers. 😀 I use a mosquito forcep (the long one and no lock) and bought a deboning knife. By the way, you need to make sure that your knife is always sharp to easily cut through the fish.Happy watching.