Bicol 2016

After two years of not posting anything, I guess it’s about time I share something! Haha! Here’s a video (or vlog) of my trip with some friends to Bicol wherein we visited Legaspi and Catanduanes. Hope you’ll like it πŸ™‚ It’s my first time to do a vlog hihi

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You can check out my travel photos in my Instagram account: instagram.com/dt_adventures

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Summer 2014

After a year long hiatus, I’m back! And I hope I can continue squeezing this in in my busy schedule hehe
Summer has come and gone in the Philippines. Though the weather nowadays can be quite gloomy due to the rainy (or typhoon) season, I can relish all the fun I had under the sun through the pictures of all the places I went to during the summer. And of course, I want to share them here πŸ™‚

Baler
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You can read about our Baler trip from my dad’s blog post πŸ™‚

Bicol
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Read more about Caramoan from my post last year and my dad’s recent post πŸ™‚
I will do my best to write about Puraran, the surfing spot in Catanduanes, soon!

Sagada
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My brother wrote about our trip there here! πŸ™‚

Other destinations
Mt. Manalmon, Bataan and Quezon
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There are a lot more places to visit in the country and I won’t let the rains stop me from exploring those! After all, it is more fun in the Philippines! πŸ˜‰

Time

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.
Time passes by,
Barely noticed by man.

The mind is clouded
by many thoughts.
The heart is surrounded
by nursed pains.

Time is scarce for the engrossed mind
Cramming before the day closes.
Time is abundant for the hurting heart
Slowly mending what has been broken.

But for the waiting…
Time is abundant for its anticipating mind.
Time is scarce as the heart could grow weary.
Time… may actually take forever.

Sunday Special: Pasta in Coconut Milk

Last June 30, it was my mom’s turn to cook for us and she made this unique dish: pasta in coconut milk. I was pretty excited to taste this since I never thought of coconut milk being the pasta sauce. I just don’t know where my mom got the recipe but this dish is really worth a try! πŸ™‚

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Honestly, I forgot that there was coconut milk in there. It somehow tasted like carbonara but with a tiny-itty bit of different flavor. Haha! I dunno how to describe it but it was REALLY good! Hahaha πŸ˜›Β For dessert, my mom fried slices ofΒ saba or cardava banana and drizzled coconut jam over it. Simple but yummy!

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And with that we closed the Sunday Specials for the month of June looking forward to what each of us will cook for the next month haha πŸ™‚

Sunday Special: 4-course Meal

Last June 23, our family’s Sunday Special resumed with our dad as the “chef” and wow! He prepared a feast for us! Haha! We had a 4-course dinner! πŸ™‚

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To start, we had pumpkin soup. It was smooth and very tasty. Not being biased since my dad was the one who cooked but this soup was one of the best!

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Then we had vegetable & apple salad in vinaigrette dressing. For our main course, Papa prepared Roast beef in Korean barbecue sauce. I thought it would be spicy (haha) but it wasn’t and it was really good!!

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For dessert, we had ice cream sandwich with honey-cinnamon frosting πŸ™‚ surely, our tummies were happily filled from all those dishes my dad prepared. We also felt the pressure of preparing something that grand whe our turn comes! Hahaha

P.S. the frosting came from the cupcakes I made the day before. I’ll blog about it in a few days!