Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Food Meme

Thanks to another blogger Wifely Steps (http://toni.marikit.net/), I would be able to share part of myself through this...try it, I'm sure you'll enjoy too.

How do you like your eggs? "Ginulo" you achieve this by dropping the egg (yolk and white) into a heated pan then instead of making a sunny side up, beat the yolk and the white until both are cooked. Sarap with banana ketchup
(Mafran to be exact).

How do you take your coffee/tea:
Coffee: Freshly brewed with soymilk. @Starbucks - Soy latte
Tea: Plain. Sometimes with soymilk or cream.
Dean & Deluca's green tea is the best and the Organic Chamomile Tea from Trader Joes.

Favorite breakfast foods: Fried garlic rice, my "ginulo" egg, daing (smoked fish) dipped in mayonnaise.

Peanut butter: smooth or crunchy? Definitely smooth!

What kind of dressing on your salad? I love Macaroni Grill's italian. Asian Chicken would be good. But my all time fave, thousand island (only my Mom's or my own version).

Coke or Pepsi? Diet Coke.

You’re feeling lazy. What do you make? Pandesal with Jack and Jill potato chips. (This reminds me of my trips to Batangas long time ago when I was involved in a youth group with so much energy and optism for life.)

You’re feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order? Cheese pizza

You feel like cooking. What do you make? Pasta, this rejuvenates me!

Do any foods bring back good memories? Yes, my dad's pork in soysauce, but I guess we can replace it with chicken breast now that I'm not a pork eater anymore. The taste brings a lot of memorable breakfasts and happy days back home.

Do any foods bring back bad memories? Japanese cup-o-noodles, I had this for the first time and I had a bad tummy ache, couldn't stop throwing up! I wouldn't eat that to this day.

Do any foods remind you of someone? Bacon eaten with rice swimming in sweet Batangas coffee reminds me of no other than my only brother! Ice cream reminds me of my Dad and kaldereta reminds me of my mom (even if she doesn't eat that, but she cooks the best kaldereta!)

Is there a food you refuse to eat? Kambing (goat)

What was your favorite food as a child? Balat ng (skin)fried chicken with ketchup.

Is there a food that you hated as a child but now love? Broccolli.

Is there a food that you loved as a child but now hate? Nope.

Favorite fruit & vegetable: I like them all! But okay let’s go with grapes for fruits and sitaw (string beans) for vegetables.

Favorite junk food: Clover chips

Favorite between meal snack: Skyflakes

Do you have any weird food habits: I dip my chicken tinola in ketchup, and of course my smoked fish with mayonnaise (the best with fried rice/sinangag).

You’re on a diet. What food(s) do you fill up on? Fruits (melon or grapes).

How spicy do you order Indian/Thai? Spicy - between mild to hot!

Can I get you a drink? Sure. Vodka-Sprite, Strawberry Margarita, White Zinfandel, or anything from V Sattui.

Red wine or white? Love white but learning to love red as it's good for the heart

We only have beer: San Mig light

Favorite dessert? Mmm… old fashioned cheesecake

The perfect nightcap? Ice cream on bread.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

What have I (already) done in my life?

Since I am about to celebrate my __ th birthday 34 days from now... let's recollect...

I just saw this 150-List from another blogger and I copied it here. Those that I've done are in bold characters.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a BMW for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on tequila
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shXX faced
42. Had amazing friends -- and still have
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship -- just a dinner cruise
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life