firecracker beef

i’m back! 🙂 actually, been back for over a week already but i think i’ve been grasping my way into ‘normality’ the past few days. i couldn’t work properly, i couldn’t blog properly, i couldn’t even seem to get my old rhythm back. it’s a slightly painful process but i would like to believe everyone who’s been from a vacation also suffers these symptoms with different degrees of intensity and duration. mine might have just lapsed. i think this is what did it: the kitchen! 🙂

i’m a subscriber of foodwishes.com on Youtube and been watching a lot of Chef John’s recipes online. but i don’t think i can remember anything he did with beef. i just got concerned because we bought beef for this week and i didn’t know what to do with it.

after a quick search on his site, i found a recipe for what he calls “firecracker beef” but is served with noodles. i’m not a noodle person for meals. i still prefer rice. i tweaked this recipe a bit just because i don’t have some of his ingredients. 😛 also, i really didn’t make measurements on what i put it. it’s mostly ‘tantiyahan’ or just “guesstimating” what you need.

Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

is miss universe 2011 streaming online?

grabe, tumitigil talaga ang pag-inog ng mundo ng sangkabadingan kapag may beauty pageant — lalo na kapag ang pinag-uusapan ay ang Miss Universe 2011. i’m pretty sure maraming naghahanap ng live streaming today. unang-unang bati nga sa akin ng officemate ko today ay, “may alam kang streaming website?” natawa na lang talaga ako… lalo na’t hindi siya bading kagaya ko. choz! hahaha!

i remember last year when that video of the four fan-friends of Miss Philippines Venus Raj went viral and even made it to international news! pero hanggang ganoong level na lang ba ang pag-abot naten sa international news? ewan ko lang ha. yes, natawa din ako pero di naman talaga bonggang bongga (as in the Tagalog translation of “major, major”). i just wish that one day umabot tayo sa international news na may kabuluhan naman yung balita. fine, KJ na ako kung KJ. pero diba? i wish the news that makes it to the news is something that *really* matters. parang EDSA Revolution… ganun.

pero bakit ba ako napunta dun? haha! anyway, be advised that if you’re in the Philippines, please visit your local salons or have your mani/pedi done after 12 noon or something. and please check your employees. sabi nga nila, yung matagal na ninyong pinagdududahan sa opisina? kapag umabsent today, alam na! 😛

off to my-sg!

less than a week from now, pupunta kami ng college barkada for a 6-day vacay sa kuala lumpur and singapore! woot! 😀

kaso ano naman gagawin namin dun? malay ko ba ano makikita ko. basta sa KL, yung petronas lang alam ko tingnan. tapos sa SG, yung merlion. bukod doon, ano pa ba? haha!

first time ko itong mag out of the country as a tourist. pero this being a barkada gimik, syempre wala ako hawak sa itinerary, oras at pupuntahang mga lugar. at malamang mag-give-in sa peer pressure sa mga bagay-bagay (e.g. “sige naaaa! sakay na tayo dito! ang lungkot naman pag kayo lang wala dun sa ride. *pout lips*”). i’m not that kind of traveler kasi. i prefer to “experience” than just sight-see. oo nga, madami kang pictures ng mga lugar pero parang ganun na lang — dinaanan mo lang. or baka sadyang mabagal lang ako maka-pick-up ng sights and sounds ng isang lugar. i guess yung ibang tao eh madaan lang ng minsan ay na-a-appreciate na nila agad yung mga nakikita nila. ako kasi, i think kailangan ko ulit-ulitin. i’m slightly afraid that i missed some little quirky detail, some trivia, some tidbit na posibleng ako lang ang nakaka-alam or nakakita doon sa lugar na yun.

ikaw, how are you as a traveler?

tsaka pala any tips what to see sa KL and SG? although may “schedule” na kaming susundan, i just wanna know ano kailangan mas paglaanan ng attention. 🙂 should i activate roaming or just leave my phone sa pinas? shorts and shirt o maong? (yung hindi sana ako magmumukhang turista) and yung bag… mas ideal ata backpack ano? though may transient house kami. i think need namin yung small bag to carry around while touring, tama? andami kong tanong! haha!