Saturday, August 6, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Being fond of spicy food, I went for the Spicy Crab. Served in a shallow bowl because it was cooked with Gata (coconut milk) and literally sitting on an inch-high of spicy sauce! It was a large crab and I thought I would not be able to finish it all. I started man-handling it. The shell had a very generous crab fat which I immediately mixed with the steaming rice on my plate. Then, added spoonfuls of the sauce. It was a really delicious meal that the Spicy Crab is now on the top of my favorites when in Dagupan.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
My curiosity led me to search for Filipino Pancit dishes. I was expecting to find only around 10 to 12 variations. To my surprise, based on Wikipedia, it lists 29 variations of pansit! Among those in the list, I would say that I am only familiar with less than half of it. For the benefit of Pinoys who love pansit as I do, I have copied the list from Wikipedia. I have added some comments that may be similar to one another, see how many you are familiar with:
- Pancit Alanganin
- Pancit Alahoy
- Pancit Batchoy
- Pancit Bato is indigenuous to the Bicol Region; especially the town of Bato in Camarines Sur.
- Pancit Bihon Guisado
- Pancit Bihongundoy
- Pancit Cabagan
- Pancit Canton
- Pancit Canton Ilonggo
- Pancit Chami (Lucena City, Quezon)
- Pancit Estacion (Tanza, Cavite)
- Pancit Habhab (Lucban, Quezon)
- Pancit Kilawin (a variety pancit originated from Rosario, Cavite. In lieu of pancit noodles, shredded unripe papaya fruit is used cooked with vinegar and fish. Usually partnered with Dinuguan dish)
- Pancit Lomi
- Pancit Lucban
- Pancit Luglug (very similar with Palabok and Malabon)
- Pancit Malabon
- Pancit Mami (round egg noodles)
- Pancit Miki (round egg noodles)
- Pancit Míki-Bíhon Guisado (round egg noodles + bihon)
- Pancit Olongapo (Pancit Miki with 'Sarsa' sauce. Miki cooked in tradition added with sarsa a thickened chicken and pork broth, darkened a little with soy sauce of choice)
- Pancit Molo (version of Filipino wanton soup without noodles, Chinese Wanton is with noodles lots of veggies)
- Pancit Moròng
- Pancit Palabok (thinner round noodles used compared to Luglug and Malabon)
- Pancit Pula (variation of Pancit Miki from Batangas City)
- Pancit Sotanghon (this could also be with soup)
- Pansit Sabaw (Pansit Miki with soup)
- Pansit Tuguegarao or Batil Patong
- Pansit Sinanta (also from Tuguegarao, consists of flat egg noodles, bihon, clams and chicken, with broth colored with annatto)
|Nom-banh-chok noodles of Vietnam|
Friday, July 22, 2011
Many marginal Filipinos would be content to have these food and condiments with rice as their meal, in general, for the entire country. There are regional preferences on how the these are mixed with other food such as vegetables, spices or coconut milk. Some foreigners who taste or eat them complain of indigestion or stomach troubles but it usually is hypersensitivity to spices or coconut milk ingredients.
Filipino food is a matter getting used to taste and smell. Most are health food, nutritious and filling with rice!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Searching for dates online has been offered by many social websites. One website that specializes purely on dating is luvfree.com. Among the countries that have members registered with the site is the Philippines that rank third after the U.S. and the U.K. with most members.
Filipinos are really active online and many seek to find partners for life on dating sites. The good thing with luvfree is that it is free to join and create a profile. Like other social networks, they have a messaging system, video chats, rating photos and others. Unlike other dating sites, luvfree services are absolutely free and no hidden fees or charges.
The dating website is what many people like freebies like some Filipinos who would prefer to get things free or on trial first before getting into it seriously. The biggest concern for dating sites that charge or ask for a fee is you would not know if the person you meet online is for real. It is so easy for websites to create fake profiles to please members.
Even video footage a member does not guaranty that it is the same person you have met on a dating site. With free services coming from luvfree, people know they don't lose anything and not worried to use credit cards to pay for fees or charges.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
For garbage collection days, it seems that it is only the central business district of Baguio that have their garbage collected daily. A good number of residential and far-away areas have to settle for a once a week schedule. This is one reason why the City Camp lagoon area gets flooded. The people living around the area get lazy to bring their garbage to said places and instead just throw them in the water ways or other places where it can be carried away by rainwater.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
My friend said the Bomod-ok Falls can be reached by vehicle two (2) kilometers from the municipal hall of Sagada then about an hour trek to the Fidelisan Rice Terraces.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
One thing to take note of the scrubs at Blueskyscrubs.com is how fashionably they are designed and always go in sets. You may even be wearing them outside the zone it is required to be donned! Uniforms for nursing have become a fashion statement to some and a pride to wear them outside. It serves as a badge for their profession that often helps in emergency cases. Uniforms people wear makes a clear distinction and helps very much in identifying those from different professions.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
CJH now is a far cry from what it was during the time it was operated as a rest and recreation base by the U.S. military. It used to be that locals and visitors alike could walk around freely and go nights-out until wee hours of the morning. Picnic tables were free to use, people can go visit any place in the base except for the the ambassador's residence that was off-limits. The present CJH now has so many restricted areas and even cordoned off! Imagine this happening at the Asin Hot Springs Resort!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
|Courtesy of Ric Maniquis FB Photo post|
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Note: They were all arrested separately in December 2008. If the Philippines investigated they might have found out the syndicate and not wait for the last minute to appeal!
Update: Mapet Cortez a.k.a. Tita Cacayan recruiter of Sally Ordinario-Villanueva reportedly submitted herself to the NBI for investigation as she allegedly could not take in her conscience on what happened. Why come out only now when the poor victim is already dead?
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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The regular way in cooking the crabs is simple. While fresh put them inside a covered cookware, salt them generously to bring out their flavor then heat over medium fire. They would be ready to eat once their top shell has turned orange in color.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Philippine Standard Time (PST) is eight hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). (PST = UTC + 8H) UTC is the time standard for which the world regulates clocks and time.
Earthquakes in this list with their date and time underlined in blue have reported felt intensities. Intensity ratings are based on the PHIVOLCS Earthquake Intensity Scale.
Magnitudes in the list are color-coded: below magnitude 5.0 (M < 5.0) are in black, magnitudes 5.0 but below 6.0 (5.0 ≤ M < 6.0) are in blue, magnitudes 6.0 and above (M ≥ 6.0) are in red.
DATE - TIME LATITUDE LONGITUDE DEPTH MAGNITUDE LOCATION
(PST) ( °N ) ( °E ) ( km ) ( Ms )
24 Feb 2011 - 02:22 AM 08.96 126.60 040 2.6 045 km S 71° E of Tandag (Surigao del Sur)
23 Feb 2011 - 02:30 AM 17.48 119.73 033 2.6 074 km S 82° W of Vigan, Ilocos Sur
22 Feb 2011 - 09:55 PM 18.20 120.88 009 2.7 032 km S 89° E of Laoag City
22 Feb 2011 - 08:42 PM 12.56 122.57 022 2.0 002 km S 03° W of Romblon (Romblon)
22 Feb 2011 - 12:20 PM 14.09 120.41 112 2.6 024 km N 86° W of Nasugbu (Batangas)
22 Feb 2011 - 10:10 AM 14.13 120.39 108 4.7 028 km N 75° W of Nasugbu (Batangas)
22 Feb 2011 - 06:06 AM 06.14 126.14 021 2.9 089 km S 05° W of Mati (Davao Oriental)
22 Feb 2011 - 02:09 AM 17.65 120.05 011 2.9 038 km N 78° W of Vigan (Ilocos Sur)
20 Feb 2011 - 12:00 AM 09.48 125.21 004 3.2 036 km S 79° W of Mainit (Surigao Del Norte)
19 Feb 2011 - 10:20 PM 11.37 124.99 005 3.5 011 km S 32° E of Santa Rita (Samar)
19 Feb 2011 - 07:43 PM 18.59 119.38 012 3.3 137 km N 63° W of Currimao (Ilocos Norte)
19 Feb 2011 - 10:27 AM 08.30 123.31 007 1.5 032 km S 6° W of Dipolog City
19 Feb 2011 - 08:10 AM 14.32 120.29 113 4.5 049 km S 34° W of Balanga (Bataan)
19 Feb 2011 - 02:46 AM 12.94 123.46 016 2.9 014 km N 78° W of Dansol (Sorsogon)
18 Feb 2011 - 08:39 PM 11.63 124.26 001 3.7 013 km S 61° W of Kawayan (Biliran, Island)
18 Feb 2011 - 06:28 PM 09.96 125.90 034 3.1 027 km N 37° W of Dapa (Siargao)
18 Feb 2011 - 06:20 AM 16.49 120.53 014 5.0 009 km N 61° W of La Trinidad (Benguet)
18 Feb 2011 - 05:42 AM 09.54 125.26 010 3.5 036 km S 45° W of Surigao City
17 Feb 2011 - 02:25 PM 16.45 120.55 023 2.8 006 km N 83° W of La Trinidad (Benguet)
17 Feb 2011 - 02:25 PM 16.34 120.50 008 3.1 007 km S 12° E of Baguio City
17 Feb 2011 - 11:54 AM 16.40 120.53 009 3.3 008 km N 68° W of La Trinidad (Benguet)
17 Feb 2011 - 01:51 AM 12.22 121.82 007 2.3 063 km S 52° W of Romblon (Romblon)
16 Feb 2011 - 11:51 PM 11.85 125.46 001 3.6 027 km N 07° E of Borongan ( Eastern Samar)
16 Feb 2011 - 09:33 PM 08.41 122.34 032 3.4 113 km S 80° W of Dipolog City
16 Feb 2011 - 04:13 PM 03.44 126.59 075 4.5 337 km S 28° E of General Santos City