March 31, 2008

Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe
Born in Boston, Massachusetts
He is my favorite Poet and I'm still mind boggling about his mysterious life.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. "'Tis some visiter," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — Only this, and nothing more."


Single

I am still single after a year of being loved.
I might die alone or just die old.
Perhaps the girl I saw and met on the friendliest web site wasn't meant to last.
I am still very disappointed of everything,
but what can I do?
I didn't had fallacious affair but was just here sitting on my chair.
thinking about the future that might happen with her.

I have to continue my poor man's dream.

But someday I will have the time to love someone.

But for now my heart is still bleeding and being alone can heal the dying heart.

I know she already found the gap and forgot about the past.

March 22, 2008

Ifugao Architecture

Stairway To Heaven

The beautiful Banaue Rice terraces

Philippine Windmills

pics courtesy of lacesdews

Windmills of Taguipuro, Ilocos Norte


I was fascinated with this picture. A windmill and a bangka

Mig Ayesa - A Filipino In Australia

The Faca Of Manny Pacquioa

21st Century Filipino Hero.
This is Manny Pacquioa born to be a Filipino fighter.
Born to be wild and aggressive in the world of professional boxing.
This Filipino man won the hearts and minds of the Filipino people .
Born in the heart of the Philippines islands born to become the leader of a Filipino dream.
The history of this man is everlasting embeded in every culture of our world.
Perhaps he can punch the Filipinos to wake us up from reality and to show the world that dreams are not made for children.

Not Just Once

Perhaps not just once but forever should we try to perfect our relationship.
Mistakes can be heal like a scratch on my face.
The misunderstanding can lead to a perfect relationship and a broken heart is not a glass than can easily be shattered into pieces but picking up the pieces will leave you with a cut.
You and I are against the world and world is against us.
We might not be young anymore and finding our partner for the rest of our life is not an easy task. But that partner should understand what it takes to be a man and a woman to be in love.

March 17, 2008

March 15, 2008

Kalesa

Vigan, Philippines

Vigan Antique Furnitures


Going Back In Time

Old Vigan In Northern Luzon.
When I saw this place it was just going back in time.
Where Kalesa and Spanish soldiers walked on this street.
You and me holding hands while we forget about the future
and reminded us about the past. But the past can be forgotten and can start a new beginning.
The past can be forgotten but memories stay forever, for we can never be apart again.

I Will Marry You Here - Vigan Church

I wishing upon a star


March 10, 2008

Deep Fried Pork - Checharonis Filipino Style - Lechon Kawali

Ingredients :
Pork· 1-1/2 lb. pork liempo
(pork belly),cut into serving pieces
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp. pepper or 1 tsp. peppercorns
2 tbsp. salt
water, for boiling
oil, for frying
Sauce:
1 tbsp. soy sauce
2-1/2 tbsp. vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
chili peppers (optional)
Cooking Procedures :
1. Put pork pieces in a big pot.
Cover with water. Add garlic, pepper or peppercorns and salt.
2. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for an hour or until meat is tender. Drain.
3. Deep-fry liempo pieces in batches until golden brown and
blisters appear on skin.
4. Drain on paper towels.
5. Mix together all ingredients for the sauce.
6. Serve with chopped lechon kawali.

Baby You Are The Star.



She's the one to die for and to be with forever and ever.

but another dig to know to see beneath those dark hole.

But should be her or not. I'm happy that I'm with her.

but not to cover the hole with past tense but to

See the future together and to be one.

March 06, 2008

Who is the One?

Binch

I have been craving for Filipino food for a month now.
I keep on eating chinese food to imitate the Filipino food but it's a totally different culture and taste.
China has its own 3,000 year old history and the Philippines is starving for a true democracy for about 100 years now.
I have been craving to reach my dream but the dream just keep on fading.
why do I have to wear the crown of thorns if the true meaning of life cannot be define?
Definition of life is not what you buy from a book store or browse over on Wikipedia
But the true meaning of life is the path that you made.
If you succeed or not.

Filipino Paella - Philippines


Ingredients for Filipino Paella :

20 pieces mussels

20 pieces clams

2 crabs

¼ kilo medium-size shrimps

¼ cup olive oil

½ kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces

¼ kilo pork,

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 medium-size onion, finely chopped

6 strips bacon, chopped

1 chorizo bilbao, sliced into rounds

5 slices of ham, cubed

1 cup tomato sauce

1 red bell pepper, cut into strips

1 ½ cups long grain rice, washed

3 ½ cups broth

1 cup of green peas

Salt and pepper to taste

½ cup green peasolive oil

2 hard boiled eggs

Parsley

Lemon slices

Boil the mussels and clams until they open. Drain then set aside. Boil crabs and shrimps until cooked. Cut crabs in half and shell the shrimps.

In a large skillet, heat oil then brown the chicken and pork.

Push to one side of the pan then sauté the garlic and onions.

Add bacon, chorizo and ham.

Pour in tomato sauce then add the bell pepper.

Mix then simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add rice and broth.

Simmer until rice is partly cooked, stirring once in a while.

Add baguio beans, clams and mussels. Season to taste.

Cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until broth is absorbed by the rice.

Add crabs, shrimps and peas. Stir in some olive oil. Garnish with sliced egg, bell pepper strips, parsley and lemon slices.

Ka- Boom!!! ala Emeril

Filipino Beef Stew


1 kilo beef, cut into 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" cubes
8 potatoes cut the same size as the beef
1 bundle Pechay (Bok choy) cut into 2 pieces
1 small cabbage, quartered
5 onions, diced
1 head garlic, minced
4 tablespoons of patis (fish sauce)
3 tablespoons of cooking oil
10 corns of black pepper
1 liter of water
Salt and pepper to taste


Beef Stew Cooking Instructions:

In a big casserole, heat oil and sauté the garlic and onions.
Add water, the beef, black pepper and patis. Bring to a boil then simmer for 1 hour or until the beef is tender.
Add the potatoes. Continue to simmer until potatoes are cooked.
Add the cabbage then the pechay. Do not over cook the vegetables.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve steaming hot in a bowl and plain white rice.