September 23, 2014

Five Faves : 5 Things I Can't Live Without

I got an email from Man Crates a few days ago asking me if I was willing to create a post on my do or die essentials, or simply put, the things that I can't live without. Things would've been easy If I had an empty bag I can stuff with things, the catch is, I can only have 5 things with me. I know this is hypothetical and all, but guys, I take shit like this seriously. Mancrates, why did you have to torture me like that? UGH. If you're wondering, by the way, Mancrates is a company that builds gifts for men wrapped in awesome crates--and they come with crow bars, too! I bet it couldn't get more manly than that.

I also decided to work on a new category for the blog--Five Faves. Since Man Crates only asked for 5 things, I thought, this would be perfect to kick off the new category. I picked the top 5 essentials that popped right on top of my head when I read the question. So please, don't judge. Well, it's a blog for crying out loud so judge all you want. I can block your comment anyway, loljk! Here's my list!

September 21, 2014

Bits + Pieces

Work has been pretty possessive lately, my apologies for the lack of content in my little online space. I have a lot of photos queued but I haven't really found the time to make a story out of them, and yes, recipes included. I decided to create a new category on my blog, which will contain bits and pieces of Instagram photos, just so I get to update this blog's content as often as I can. I have to admit, I use my phone more than my camera for photos. It's also easier to edit and transfer photos from my phone than my camera, too. Ultimately, the point is, I want to post more about the things that are happening to me. I like reading my own blog, and it's extremely therapeutic going down memory lane whenever I read a post. Hopefully, my mobile photos aren't too bad. Moving on...

I just got back from an extended vacation in Palawan! I want to post all of my photos but I haven't edited/collated them yet. I'll share them with you soon as I can. For now, I'll show you some of the snapshots I took with my phone during the trip. Can I just say I have a wonderful boss with such a kind heart? I've been with the company for over a month, which is still a part of my probationary period, but I was allowed to go on vacation leave for 6 days! Am I lucky or what?? I haven't felt more secure and happy with my job until now. I may not have as much friends as I did back in my old company, but I believe I'm gradually getting acquainted with the relevant people in my new one.

August 21, 2014

Kitchen Chronicles : Chicken Stir-Fry

Can I just say I'm relieved because we're almost done unpacking and arranging our things at the new house?! It took us almost two weeks to finish everything because, work. Hahaha! I've been loosely using that phrase because my friends were ganging up on me when I didn't have work and I was still too lazy to do things. Now, I have a legit enough reason why I don't get things done! Ha! And as promised, I'll be telling you a bit about the new house--well, uhm, it's not really a house. It's more of a shoebox, really. 

So, the new work prompted the move. I don't like wasting my hours stuck in traffic so I asked the boyfriend if it's okay for us to move to a place closer to my work. And he agreed because the new place is also closer to his work! The new work is situated in one of the busiest part of the Metro, so, heavy traffic has become a part of my daily life, and it's annoying. I learned that life in QC is very "chill" compared to the one that we have here now. Heavy traffic is unforgiving enough not to spare weekends. Have I told you as well that hailing a cab is 10x more difficult especially when it's raining. I have to allot 5-10 mins so I'll have enough time to get a cab. But then again, is this what success really means? I don't know, and I definitely can't tell. I think moving to this company is a good choice, everything else around it though, I don't think so. But let's see, maybe this is bound to go somewhere. For now, let me share this quick and easy chicken recipe I discovered when the pantry was almost empty. Lol.