What I've Been Up To :)

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April 11, 2017

Growing up I hated doing household chores especially when I had to cook two different dishes for the workers to eat who worked on our farm. Geez, I’d rather be at school on Saturday’s so I could escaped doing all those chores which I dreaded the most growing up. Now, I realized how grateful I am I learned how to cook at a very young age and be able to cook dishes here in the US that I used to eat in the Philippines. I know this seems a little late to posts these pictures for my blog though I wanted to share what I’ve been up to to my kitchen. Caldereta and Beef Stew (with Bean Sprouts) are two of my personal favorite dishes to make and my husband likes them as well. My son though only likes Chicken Adobo and Chicken soup with ginger on it and rice of course. I also had Milkfish soup (Bangus) with green onions, flat leaf parsley is perfect for this soup as well. Mangoes, green bananas, sweet potatoes coconut milk and ginger are my must-haves when I go to the Asian store, A’Chau Oriental Market. 


Caldereta



Beef Stew

Milkfish Soup

Green Bananas & Sweet Potatoes

Mangoes

With summer fast approaching this may sound like an insanely-stupid idea, but I am thinking about making my own dried fish (Galungong). My local Asian market, A’Chau does not have them so why not make my own. Heck ya I‘ll try it even though I have no idea how to make them but by the looks of it is so easy. The temperature in the garage is very hot specially when its closed so it will be perfect for drying the fish but not the stinky smell though. I’m sure this could only take a single day to dry the fish so its not a big hassle. Just have to survive my son and husband complaining about the stinky smell.

Hartke Bass Amplifiers

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So if you love bass, or you actually play gigs and want great bass you need to make sure and check out the bass amplifiers produced by hartke. Hartke was a true innovator in the bass amplifier world. For decades Hartke has not just built incredible bass amps but have innovated and continued to push the envelope on great new technology.


I Had Anxiety

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March 16, 2017

It’ll be nearly 10 years this November since I came to the United States. For such a long period of time I did not get a job at all even though I could apply for part time jobs when my son is at school. Until recently, I asked my husband to help me fill out online application forms from Tyson. A few days back, I got a call back which I wasn’t expecting at all since I have no working experience for such a very long time. So yesterday, I toured their facility and after seeing the workplace environment conditions I felt like it was not the kind of job that I would be working in the near future. The floor is wet, very slimy, too loud that I couldn’t even hear when I asked few questions about the job that I am getting into. Close proximity to the person next to you also. I felt claustrophobic during the tour. 

Yet, when the tour was over I filled out some paper work, my shift schedule, screening (today) when I thought what am I getting into. While I was driving the car on my way back home I had anxiety whether I should go back today for my screening or not. I barely slept the night before thinking about this job, who’s going to pick my son at school, my husband is still working during my shift, how about when its wrestling season. When I told Charles about the job he cried as he doesn’t want me to have a job he just wants me to be around the house. Making a decision was tough to make sure I made the right choice and regret in the end by not getting the job no matter what the working conditions are on that facility. 

Anyway, spring break is just a few days away, we’re not planning any trips somewhere though we would love to watch the movie Beauty and the Beast. Play miniature golf at Golf Mountain, bowling at Fast Lane, Go Karting at Lokomotion. Seems like a fun-filled to do during the spring break but next month is the most exhilarating one as we are going to watch a Red Hot Chili Pepper and Babymetal concert in Little Rock. I have never been to a concert but it looks entertaining to watch even when watching them on YouTube.

I Wouldn't Have Thought Possible

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March 09, 2017

I don’t care about the brand of shoes that I am wearing as long as it fits on me and is comfortable that’s all that matters. Shopping can be a huge disappointment when there are great deals at the store like Dillard’s yet nothing fit’s the size of your feet. It happens to me all the time every time I shopped at Dillard’s so I always end up buying at DSW. Finding designer shoes like Coach on clearance I wouldn’t have thought possible. 

Coach

Charles' Nike Shoes

Yup! I bought the shoes for 70% off on clearance as well as my son’s Nike shoes. I already have quite a few pair of shoes to last a lifetime but when you find them on clearance why not get them.

Local Guitar Shops

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If you are from a small community, the country or just unlucky enough to not have good local guitar shops then I suggest you head over to the Guitar Center. For years, the Guitar Center has been providing all types of and levels of musical instruments and accessories. From the most expertly crafted guitar to your beginner models they have them all. Also, Guitar Center specializes in all the accessories you could ever need.

Abuelo's

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January 29, 2017

Every celebration I celebrate I always wanted to eat at Abuelo’s. I don’t know why, but I guess I just loved this restaurant. Through the years I always order the same entrĂ©e Pescado Guerrero, every time we eat there nothing else. When I loved something its what I want, its what I need so I want to spend it there Even though we could go to other restaurants here in the city.

Pescado Guerrero

Grande Burrito


Beef Burrito







Now, you have seen my favorite entree from Abuelo's, Pescado Guerrero.


Studio Monitor Headphone

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