January 28, 2009

Mountain Adventure this Weekend

I've been having an office-home life for the past few months and I wanted to really give myself a break. Working in a call center is okay for me, but it won't hurt to get a nicer view other than tall buildings in Ayala, right?

So I said yes to an out of town team building session this weekend. Finally! I can experience nature's wonders again. Although there are times that I still have difficulty walking long distance because of this @^&#@ on my feet, I just have to make sure that I'll bring comfy slippers and take my time walking. Recently, my feet hurts when I'm trying to do brisk walking even when I'm heading to work.

Anyway, I'm sure that I'm going to have a good time with the team. I'll post some pictures of it as soon as we get back from the team building sessions.

When was the last time you had a real break from office work? Where did you go?

Image credit: www.adirondackvic.org

January 21, 2009

Missed Dad this Day

We both love the boob tube.

That's something my Dad and I share in common. We both love to hear news and other public affairs programs. While watching these coverages closely on the screen we exchange our opinions about the subject and that is the start of endless conversation about the subject.

If Dad was here yesterday, we could've watched Obama's speech together. We could've talked about it while waiting for our lil sweet snack treats from Mom. :)

January 4, 2009

Landi the Dog

Let me tell you about our pet Landi (Flirt). She was called as such because she's such a flirt most of the time. She always wanted to smell the legs of all people who goes in our house. If we don't have visitors, she would always be around waiting for any customer who would buy in our store.

Some said they find Landi adorable. But I find her to flirt that some would want Landi to be theirs. Sometimes, she would bark endlessly even if there's no other dog around. My mom sometimes tie Landi to our tree in the backyard, but she would just bark louder :)

When she gave birth to her puppies, only one was left with her because we gave the rest to our relatives and or family friends.

Which is good because she now has a playful companion around.

Photo credit: Papa Ces (I asked him to take pictures of Landi days ago)

Chef's Daughter's thoughts on a Sunday

The holidays allowed me to have a break from work and I really love the time given to me to spend with my family. It was a much needed rest and if you're like me who works in a call center, working in different shifts then you can best relate on what I'm talking about.

I also had a chance to chat with my father, having an OFW dad for almost 28 years is no joke. Of course he went here for vacation but that's about it. He still has to go back, if not for his work we won't be enjoying the little comforts we have now.

Tomorrow, I'll be back in the corporate world, which is good. I miss working for some time. :)

Photo Credit: Fletchy182

January 3, 2009

Pictures of Mama's Friends and (some) Relatives

I dug some more pictures on my file and here's what I got. These pictures were taken on December 1, the day we celebrated the Feast of San Roque. She said 'cheese' with some of our neighbors and her friends.

Here's a collage of (some) relatives that visited us during the day. I hope Dad will get to see these pictures soon. :)

Spacey and the newly painted lil park

In time for the new year celebration, she had our lil home park benches painted and cleaned Spacey (as requested by my dad).

Christmas and New Year Foodie

Fatty food, yeah but these are what we had over the holidays, need to really trim down now the holidays are over *sigh*.

For the New Year Foodie, there has to be some, ooops 12 or 13 fruit in the table (as what my Mom directed) to invite prosperity.

Have sweet treats on the table to enjoy the sweet life in the coming year.

January 2, 2009

Mama's New Year 2007 - 2008 Pictures

I'd like you to meet my mom. She has been very busy throughout the holidays. My Mom loves to prepare food to us and of course to Dad as well, whenever he's around on vacation.

Before the year 2008 finally bade goodbye, I took this other picture of her sitting with her lucky elephant on her new granite table.

Now let's come up with a comparison. I searched her pictures the same date last 2007 with Ann and me.

More pictures to come, as requested by my Dad. :)

Fish From Lingayen Pangasinan

In my last few posts, I told you about the starlet crabs we had for our Christmas dinner, today I'll show you their companion all the way here in our house.

I don't know the type of fish you're looking at but these were also cooked by my Mom a little later after she asked me to take a picture of these aqua friends. :)

These can be cooked in different ways, you can steam, fry, grill (with onions, tomatoes and chilis to stuff the body as stuffings) or just make a soup out of it.

In the end, Mom decided to put them on the grill. Goodbye fishy friends. :P

Crabs for Christmas Dinner, Why Not?

Ham will always be the star of every Filipino's Noche Buena (Christmas Dinner). But this time we want another star to be on our table.

Introducing.....(drum roll please) fresh crabs from Pangasinan.

2008 Christmas Tree

This is the Christmas tree that we have last year. I wasn't the one who put that up. It was my cousin who visited weeks before Christmas. This was the same one that we've been using for almost five years now. What we change every year are the little details like the ribbons, Christmas balls, the little lights around it among others.

What I like about it is it never failed to amaze everyone who visits us because not everyone in the subdivision, especially when they see it lit at night just like what you're seeing now.

That also invites more kids to go to our house and sing Christmas carols even before the Simbang Gabi starts.

Happy New Year

It's the first day of 2009. You may have been celebrating all night, feeling tired and all set to relax but not in my case. I have to start posting these pictures that's due these past few days. Since I committed to Dad that I'll do it, then I'll do it, in increments :)

So excuse me for posting Christmas photos and other past stuff. It's just me, the chefs daughter, trying to make up for the lost chances of having all these fixed just now. :)

Oh, before I end this post, I want to say that I wish you all good health and a more intimate relationship with your family. :)