Sunday, October 30, 2011

Julie and Julia

At 4pm today while I was trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the day, I switched the channel and landed on HBO. The movie was starting and I had no idea what it was. But I had exactly on the start so I said to myself, maybe this is worth watching.

The setting of the movie was in Paris. Oh I love Paris! I wish I could go there. Then the cast of characters rolled on with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Meryl Streep was Julia Child who lived in Paris (but she lived in different places because of her husband's job) and Amy Adams was set in New York. Omg! New York. Queens, New York to be exact, above a pizzeria.

Meryl Streep and her husband, Stanley Tucci were dining at a lovely french restaurant with the waiter deboning the fish. As Meryl Streep tastes the fish, she was in such awe and told her husband that it tastes so good.

I told myself... OK this is going somewhere. This movie is about food. So I googled the title "Julie and Julia" and landed on Wikipedia. It's definitely about food! Yayy!!

The movie is about Julie Powell finding something else to do to get away with the stress of her daily job, which she and her husband figured out that it was cooking. She decided to write a blog about cooking, well, about Julia Child's french cooking. Her mission was 524 recipes in 365 days.

She had her success, she also had meltdowns which included almost losing her husband. She figured that she and Julia Child has a lot in common. Like having a secretarial job in a government agency, having a great husband that supports and loves her and finally, cooking as a getaway.

I actually share the same feeling. Like having a job that I don't wanna do for the rest of my life, and cooking as a getaway, well only I could do cooking during weekends and holidays. If I have another chance, you know, I'll go and enrol in a culinary school, get a diploma and start cooking just anywhere!

Oh! I hope I could get that chance, the chance where I could just begin again and start a new career. It's not too late. Julia Child began her passion for cooking when she was 40+. And Julie Powell began hers while she was busy doing her daily job. I will begin mine soon.. I will with the help of God. :)

Love lots,

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vintage Rose Nail Art

Loving my nails again! Thanks to cutepolish :)

Here's a photo of my nails:

Love, love, love all of her tutorials! 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pork Kare-Kare

Kare Kare :)

1 kilo pork
4 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
1 medium bottle peanut butter
4 medium eggplants
1 string yardlong or string beans
4 tablespoons dried annatto seeds (for coloring)

Cooking Directions:
1. Boil pork in a pot until tender.
2. Add the vegetables. Simmer for 10 minutes or until slightly tender.
3. In a separate pot, saute garlic till light brown and onion till translucent.
4. Pour in the pork with its stock. Leave it to a boil. Using a strainer, soak the annatto seeds into the pot until desired color is achieved (refer to the image above).
5. Add the peanut butter and mix it in with the stock. The sauce should be slightly sticky with no lumps.
6. Add salt to taste.

This recipe is one of the many Filipino favorites. Happy cooking!

Love love,

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rain Bi's Temporary Bye-Bye

I read in the news I think three days ago that Rain Bi will start his two-year military service.

Here's the link:

Of course a lot of fans reacted, that includes me. I am BTW not a really huge fan who goes to his concerts, fly to his destinations and blah blah (but I wish I could LOL). I began to love him when I started to watch FULL HOUSE which happens to be a big hit in the Philippines. It was shown on GMA Channel 7 every weekdays and I waited for it like a crazy every time. I went gaga over this series with its light, romantic and happy story.

I must say that I feel a bit hurt too like I miss him already knowing that I won't be able to see him for two years. TWO YEARS!! OMG! THAT's SOOO LONG!

Here's a video that I got from Youtube. :) Thanks to who posted the video. It's lovely!

Song Hye-Kyo and Rain Bi in Fullhouse

My Chicken Caldereta Recipe

Sharing herewith my Chicken Caldereta recipe. I have previously posted a picture of this, find it below.

1 kilo chicken
soy sauce
calamansi or lime juice
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small can tomato sauce
4 medium carrots, diced
4 potatoes, diced
1 can garbanzos
1 can liver spread
3 medium red chili, sliced
salt and pepper

Cooking Directions:
1. In a pan, marinate the chicken with mixture of soy sauce and calamansi or lime juice for 30mins.
2. Boil the chicken in the same pan and cover till slightly tender.
3. Transfer the chicken for a while so you can use the same pan and saute garlic till light brown and onion till translucent. Add the potatoes and carrots and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Mix in the liver spread, tomato sauce, garbanzos and red chili. Simmer for 2 minutes.
5. Finally, add a dash of sugar and salt and pepper to taste.
6. Serve hot.

Love love,

Monday, October 10, 2011


it's possible. 

My Girl and I : A Korean Movie of Love

I watched this movie upon waking up this morning. It features my favorite Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and the clumsy, silly and funny guy from the movie My Sassy Girl, Cha Tae-Hyun.

The story revolves around true love, destiny and tragedy. Even at a young age, amidst their innocence, they fell deeply in love with each other.

I don't wanna write a lot about the story, I want you guys to watch it. :)

Here are my favorite scenes....

I think Bae Su-eun already knew that she was about to die when one day she just approached Su-Ho and asked him to buy her a croquette. Everybody saw them eating together and that was when they assumed that they were dating. 
After their trip to Fog Island, Bae Su-eun began to fall really sick and was confined in the hospital till her last days. She asked Su-Ho to bring her back Fog Island. There was a storm that day and all trips were cancelled. Su-Ho did all that he could to be fulfill her last wish but she understood, collapsed and died.

The last part was taken at Fog Island where Su-Ho found the bag Bae Su-eun left during their vacation. He read her diary which she updated everyday and found her record on their trip. He walked to the hill and saw his gift from Bae Su-eun.