Saturday, January 31, 2015

Surviving Valentine's Day For Singles | Social Saturday




I was alone last year on Valentine's but that did not stop me from carrying on with my life.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Taylor Swift 1989 | Favorites Friday




This may sound really funny but I didn’t know Taylor Swift had a new album until I saw her sang on Victoria Secret’s show in London back in December. You bet I must live in a cave! So when I heard her song, I thought I haven’t heard that before.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Intercontinental Westminster | Throwback Thursday

Image from Andy Thornton




Today I would like to look back on my stay at the stunning Intercontinental Westminster in London.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: A Powerful Fruit






You may think I live in a cave, but I have never tried pomegranates before. We don’t have them back home in the Philippines. I kept asking my husband how it’s like and as wise as he is, he told me to try it myself.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Treasure Tuesday: Giniling A Filipino Recipe




In yesterday’s Menu Monday, I have included a dish that is very traditional from my homeland, the Philippines.

It is called Giniling. I grew up eating this and it’s one of my favorites and it will be my entry for this week's Treasure Tuesday. It is mainly made of minced meat with diced vegetables. We eat this together with boiled rice as we do with everything. I will show you how I did it just like how I learned it at home from my mom.

In this recipe I used the following:

500 grams minced pork and beef (50-50)
1 onion, chopped
2 potatoes, diced
2 carrots, diced,
2 cloves garlic, ground
1 red bell pepper, sliced in proportion with the other ingredients
frozen peas, amount depending to how much you like
ground pepper to taste
fish sauce to taste

After all ingredients were prepared: washed, unpacked, sliced and chopped, I heated the pan with a bit of vegetable oil.
Then I sautéed the onion and the garlic until translucent and added the meat.
Stirring well so that all the meat will be covered in heat.
I then added some fish sauce to integrate the taste to the meat.


When the meat is half cooked, I added the vegetables and a cup of water.
I covered the pan with the lid and let it simmer until the vegetables and the meat are cooked and tender.

I then add a generous grinding of black pepper to taste and added a few more drizzle of fish sauce to make sure the taste is perfect.

When done, I served with rice and craving is fulfilled!

I hope this recipe has given you a bit of insight on how our food is like back home.

How about you, which traditional dish from your country are you fond of and would recommend?

Let me know.

Lots of love,
Jo xoxo
 



Monday, January 26, 2015

Menu Monday 26 - 30 January 2015




It’s Monday once again and it’s time for my roll up for my week’s dinner.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Liebster Award




24 days of blogging and I already have a blogging nomination!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Social Saturday: Carnaval





The Carnaval/Carnival season has started and I can feel everyone around me is so excited for the celebration.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sheraton Dusseldorf Airport





For this week’s Throwback Thursday entry, I would like to recall our stay at the Sheraton Dusseldorf Airport. This is where stayed before we took off for Tunisia. You can see my post on my holiday in Tunisia here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Breakfast




Hello my lovelies! Today I’d like to write about breakfast. I used to skip breakfast and I thought this was a good way to not gain weight.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Treasure Tuesday: Semi Homemade




Every Tuesday, I am planning to post some tips I picked up along the way and share them with you. What do you think about calling the segment “Treasure Tuesday”? Since tips I believe are as valuable as gold, I find it fitting to call them my treasures.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Menu Monday 19 - 23 January 2015




Happy Monday everyone. Hope you had a lovely weekend. It’s Menu Monday once again and here’s my roll up for the week:

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sale Sunday




For this week's Sale Sunday, I scoured the trusty old ww-web for bargains. Let me be your virtual personal shopper and give you my approved websites with the best value.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Social Saturday: Meet My New Friends




Bas is 13 years old.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Melissa & Joey




Who wasn’t a fan of Sabrina The Teenage Witch? Well, I am proud to tell you that I have watched the whole series way back when I was a bit younger. *winks* When the series was over, I couldn't help but feel sad. It was my daily escape to the “other realm” and secretly wished I too had my own magic.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Tunisia




Two years ago in February, my husband and I went to Tunisia on holiday. It was my first time in Africa and I didn’t really know what to expect. Unlike most people, I don’t do my research about the place I am travelling to as I always leave everything up to my lovely hubby. I simply just allow myself to be led the way and enjoy the journey. And so I learned my lesson well.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Coffee Or Tea?


this was my tea for my birthday last year




If I were to choose between coffee or tea, I would always prefer the latter. I have some weird reasons for my preference and after reading this you would probably think I’m a bit of a cuckoo!


So here are my reasons. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Korean Beauty Secret: Memebox

 

Have you ever wondered how Koreans manage to have beautiful glowy skin? I do. And I always end up spending so much time on the web flicking though pages investigating about their skincare secrets.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Menu Monday





For my second edition of my week’s meal planning, I decided to give it another name. From now on it will be called Menu Monday where I’ll show my week’s dinner roll up.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sale Sunday: My Wish List




Today I have decide to show you my wish list. These are all of the delicious things I am lusting on for a long time now. This list will be updated now and again as soon as I come up with another thing to drool on.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Maybelline Colorshow Pink Boom



Nail polishes don’t have to be expensive for me. I have tried both ones on the pricier end and those at the bottom of the range. They both are the same, they never last forever. Therefore why spend a lot of cash?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Add One Year More To Your Life

So here's the deal:

According to the legend, a moose milks only once a year and since this milk is very special, you shall add one more year to your life when you drink it.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Return to Tiffany


Three years ago, I was blessed to have this beauty as a present for my birthday. Boy was I over the moon! It is really not difficult to make me happy.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Shopping the Fashion Sale



January has come and it only means one thing. The sale has begun!!!

However, it's cold, dark and miserable outside, and I can't really be bothered to go out to shopping.
Thanks to modern technology I can simply summon the sale items I have an eye for with just one click of a button.

So here are my some of the my favorite online shops: (note: I am not sponsored nor affiliated with any of them)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

image from http://www.sophiekinsella.co.uk

Sophie Kinsella is my very first favorite author. I fell in love with her work after I have read The Undomestic Goddess. Since then, I have read all her stand alone novels and some of the Shopaholic Series. When I saw this latest edition to her stand alone’s, I immediately downloaded my own copy.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Meal Plan 5 - 9 January


Above was my previous homemade pizza

Today is the first Monday of the year and I thought what better way to start planning my week’s meals. I have heard of this brilliant idea

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Year's Resolution


As soon as the new year has commenced, everybody seemed to start making resolutions, a promise to start doing things differently. I on the other hand have never engaged on this

Birthday Party Get Up

Party Get Up

January is my birthday month and I always look forward to throwing my own party.

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Filipino Tag


You can get this luggage tag here. Not sponsored nor affiliated! Just found randomly.
A little bit of my background: I am born and raised in the Philippines. In honor of my heritage, I am joining the whole community on this widely circulated Filipino tag. As I have no YouTube channel, I am answering the tag questions here. As time progressed, there are now two editions and I shall do my best to answer them all.

So here it goes...


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Hello 2015

As the new year starts, I thought I'd join in the blogging bandwagon. I may be a bit late but thought why not give it a try.

Therefore, I am waving my hand to say hello and welcome to this little corner of mine. Do take note, that this little nook will be everything but anything deep.

So hang on tight and enjoy the ride.

Lots of love,

Jo xoxo




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