Monthly Archives: July 2014

This Week

It has been a struggle for me this week. I got my eyes tested last Saturday and my eye grade went up. From 3.50 to 4.50. I also have dry and red eyes and I cant wear contact lens. I got this from wearing my 2-weeks contact lens for 2 months haha. I didnt tell the optometrist tho. He just said to buy some drops. So with outdated glasses and no contact lens I hover through the week. Includes going camping and being a mother to my son for a week while everything is cloudy and blurry.

Without proper eyesight I am so dizzy too and cant do chores and well cant post and comment. Writing this my face is almost touching the monitor even if I have zoomed in too much.

My word of the week:

Cuz the world is really blurry.

As I said to my husband I am deteriorating here. I know that my eyesight will really go up but I cant buy contact lens because its expensive. Just the amount of the glasses is a pain in our budget ass. The glasses will be available Friday morning and I am so looking forward to seeing the world better again. I am so looking forward to being able to read blogs and comment. I also missed a skype session with my mother as I cant see well and I am so dizzy when we are about to.

Tomorrow. Will be a new day. Tomorrow I will look at things differently! I will stop at small things and big things and look closely and try to savor beauty of my surrounding. I cant wait to see better again.

xx

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Longanisa (Filipino Sausage) Recipe

One way that husband and I save money is buying reduced price goods in the supermarket. Like half a kilo of minced lean pork. But its been in the freezer too long and I feel that I need to cook it already. Luckily a friend posted a recipe that I always love and she even shared the recipe to me. So easy and yet husband loves this one to bits!

Thanks to Riz for this!

It is called Longanisa which is our version of your sausage. It is so easy to do. Her instruction is just let the pork marinade in the fridge overnight and you can freeze it for future cooking. As my minced pork is thawed already I cooked everything and then froze it. This is one of those dish that gets better with age. Filipino food is usually done in a way that you can keep it without fridge as its expensive to buy one before. The sugar and soy sauce acts as a preservative to make this dish last long.

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Ingredients:

1kg mince pork
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs Worcesteshire sauce
3 gloves of finely chopped garlic
2 to 3 pcs of bird's eye chili

Procedure:

Mix all the ingredients together.
Store them in the fridge (for at least) overnight.
Form into sausage shape.
Fry or bake.
Or wrap each with greaseproof paper and freeze.

xx

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A Family Camping

We've started camping about a month or 2 ago and we are addicted! Husband got himself a cheap but okay tent too (we were borrowing a small tent before) from gumtree and he is keen in trying it so we off to camping we go!

This is our first time to camp alone as a family. We always go with a family friend and it was always fun and safe as they are seasoned campers already.

It is a bit scary and exciting to say the least. We also chose a different camp site. A lot farther than usual. We went to Exmoor. The drive was long and along the way we are always discovering things that we should bring but weren't able to. Potty, our mini broom and dust pan. Lantern we should have borrowed from my husband's brother.

It is rather scary too. The road to this campsite is steep and on some parts we are exposed to cliffs! Near the camp site the road is too narrow too. I was actually thinking we will be alone in there as it is a bit far (in my standard at least).

But when we arrive there are so many campers! Like a festival! And I can hear water flowing. This got me excited! As we arrive we bit late we need to assemble tent right up. Me and hubby started pitching the tent up while Sebastian my son started exploring. We let him be as the river is not deep and he is very keen on seeing and feeling the water. The best place to camp ever!

Sebastian did help when he saw the mallet!

I think he got a bit tired from all the exploring so when the tent it up he asked if he can eat.

We had a bit of hard time firing our woods as we only have those small match but we did manage to get it started. It is a bit windy so its scary to make the fire too big. Sebastian made too much mallows on stick =P

He slept like a log! I think its because the weather is good! He's having a lot of problem sleeping lately at night due to the heat. In here its cool and nice to use the duvet again! And the sound of the water flowing helps in winding him down too! He woke up with a smiley face.

Ate his breakfast at this rock! One in front of our tent. Life is good!

Early morning visitor! So cute!

Me! Laughing like crazy cuz the water is SO cold. You get use to it tho and its fun after few minutes.

Look at the water cascading. We could live here! Just so serene!

We started exploring the place together. So much prettiness! So many space to hike to!

Sadly we need to go during lunch as Husband needs to work the next day. Sebastian doesn't want to go of course saying he wants to stay in the water some more. We did give in and husband and son swam a bit even if its cold.

So they took a dip in the cold water, changed, disassemble the tent and we drove home.

But would also stop by to views like this!

It was an awesome day and we visited an awesome place! That campsite if well recommended by us! secluded and yet not lonely. We are definitely going back (hopefully next week =P)

xx

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Tshirt Optional

The weather has really picked up. It is really really hot lately in here and testosterone is just so obvious! My house has got 2 guys and tshirt is becoming optional!Our messy terrace has become a home gym too for both of them who loves to jump around =)

Ladies and gentlemen my 2 boys doing what they do best in the house, goofing of:

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Word of the Week

When summer vacation started our routine was thrown out of the window and we just go and do things by the day. We dont have a schedule. Inside I am crying as I worked hard for that routine but it is really hard to follow now as he wont sleep early cuz of the heat and he wont wake up early cuz he slept late. Funny enough routine is not my word of the week cuz whats my last song syndrome really is this channel thats constantly on and always on our background. My word of the week is:

It is constantly on. He is not even watching it. It is like a radio to him as he is always in the living room playing. When I turn it off he thrown hissy fits and I just turn it on and the tantrums gone! He would also drag me in the living room every time show me show me is doing their groovy moves or its time for mr bloom to sing and dance. His fave show tho is Time For School. We would sit down and watch the kids go to their respective school and do school stuff. I think this is nice as it gets him ready for his school as well! Another fave of him is Topsy and Tim and if we missed it cuz we are walking out we would go to BBC iPlayer just to catch up.

So ask me about the programs and I know the shows and their respective time slots by heart and that is my word of the week and probably the next 5 weeks as well.

xx

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