Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Blessing

The weather already changes from winter and now we are in the middle of spring and few more waiting here comes summer. What a lovely phase of seasons, the changes of colours, the wind, the smell of nature and the morning sunshine - the mist and the dew are like blessings in the sky. Everyday is such a promising new beginning - you may struggle a bit but fruit of your labor is the best way to enjoy with family.
Since I came here in the USA, the changes has been drastic from the culture shock to the crazy cold weather but I can say I'm still surviving. This is my tenth month here, married to the man I loved, trying to enjoy and cherish every single day because he is the man I prayed for...until one day a new blessing came. Shocked and teary eyed when my husband gave me the news I am pregnant. It was a complicated emotions coming from a first timer. I must admit I don't know if I'm happy or scared because I've never been pregnant before and the news was overwhelming. He asked me if I'm okay or happy or sad but I can't respond for few minutes while I'm still crying and trying to absorb everything. I told myself, why am I crying? Am I not happy? But underneath it all I know I'm scared because it's a new adventure in life and I can't imagine how it's going to be or what's going to happen or how can I handle everything? There are so many questions in my mind that I cannot answer, my heart is about to explode until I found myself in the arms of my husband. He knew that I am scared and I know he wants to comfort me. Yes of course, he is always there for me, he loves me and he knows his responsibility. So, why am I scared?
After a few days and weeks, I found myself a little bit okay with my new situation - I'm going to be a mother. But my complicated scenario is just about to start... There are changes in me that's almost impossible from the food I eat to the what I like or to what I wanna smell and to what I feel. I become a little confusing and complicated in my own opinion. Even me can't understand myself to what I want or what I want to do. I've heard so many stories about people going through their own pregnancies and not everyone is the same. The thing is - mine is one of those difficult one. I don't like the smell of cigar or cigarettes or some random stuff, I feel super cold most of the time, I used to eat almost everything but not anymore and I puke a lot. It's been 14 weeks now and my situation is almost the same everyday. There was a point in time were my husband brought me to the emergency room because I'm dehydrated from puking and I can't eat even I try to and it's hard. I don't know when my situation will going to change but the only thing I want is - I'm praying my baby will going to be okay. One time my friend say puking is a sign that the baby is healthy and deep inside I'm hoping for it.
I can say it's quite an adventure already but 6 more months before I can see my baby. My husband and most of people wants it to be a boy, I also like a baby boy but I'm open for the possibility to have a baby girl. But at the end of the day, as long as my baby is healthy - boy or girl is okay for me. I will love them the same. Have a great day everyone! God bless us all! πŸ‘ΆπŸ»

Sunday, February 5, 2017

30 Rock

It's been few weeks already since my birthday but I just recently decided to post my simple celebration as I always do. I don't write some stuff lately because I've been caught up with my new married life. Before, I've been writing almost everyday and earlier I was scrolling down with some articles I've written a long time ago and its funny because I realized how passionate I was before and happy in sharing important stuff in my life. But I'm not saying I'm not passionate now or not happy, of course I am thankful and blessed. Years before the only thing I know is enjoying my self, my freedom, my adventures, what I like to eat and what I want to do - but now I can enjoy everything with my husband. Yes, I have the best of both worlds.

So, going back to my birthday - I'm 30 years old already but honestly I don't feel like 30. I'm not being in denial but sometimes age is just a number like literally just a number. I'm still that free-spirited person who loves and enjoy everything in life despite of many problems and circumstances. Although, I still have that same simple life - sometimes I still feel like I'm still living in my beloved country the Philippines because everything is pretty much the same except when I go out and realized my surrounding is quite different and people are talking in English language. Seven months had passed already and yet I can't say if I'm getting used to western life or not but as I told my husband I think I'm more okay now than before. I'm learning to hold on in our situation and if surviving is life then I am living.

So much for my thoughts... I just wanna share my favorite food on my bday ;)


Pizza and black forest cake are so memorable for me because the last time me and hubby celebrated his birthday we had the same food. It's like our tradition now to include it in our birthdays. It's really a good combination - kinda like salty and sweet moment. Okay that's it for now folks, have a wonderful day, wonderful February and wonderful Valentines Day 2017. Adios!


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Churros

Churros is a Mexican fritters ( but they say, originally it's from Europe ) which some parts of the world already adopted because it's easy to make and really delicious. It is actually of my favorite desserts that I've ever made because my hubby loves it so much and for sure your kids will definitely love it too. There's two ways you can do to make churros, first, you can fry it and the second one you can bake it.

The first time I cooked some churros was kinda odd, well maybe because "you know what they say the first time is always the hardest and sometimes you fail" but it didn't stop me from learning and enjoying the happy like of cooking. I'm one of those self-learner cook who transform the recipes into realities. I love checking some recipes from the internet since my sister in the Philippines have all the cook book that we used in learning some classic recipes. But since we can easily access the internet it helps me to learn a lot and create my own twist if necessary, also share the things I've love and encourage everyone to try it also because if you love food you don't need to be a professional chef to cook. Although, studying the right ways and techniques of cooking is also an edge and if you have the resources to learn cooking from the professionals grab it. But the whole idea I'm trying to say is teaching your self and learning from trying is not a bad idea. So shall we continue? We shall, I guess! lol...



Here's now the recipe...

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of butter
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 eggs
vegetable oil
cinnamon sugar or confection sugar for dusting :)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Procedure:
prepare the frying oil in a skillet of pan prior in making a dough, the temperature should be between 360 degree F to 375 degree F.
* heat the water in a saucepan - should be in a medium heat, add the butter, salt and sugar then stir to a boil.
* add flour mixture to form a ball then after a minute or so remove from the heat.
* then add the eggs one by one, you will notice the dough become smooth - add vanilla (optional)
* use a piping bag and make some strips of dough/batter in a hot oil after few minutes remove it from the heat and use paper towel to drain the oil.
* sprinkle some cinnamon sugar or confection sugar before serving then enjoy.

...for baking, instead of using oil - get your baking pan and put a baking sheet then pipe some strips of dough then bake for 15 to 20 minutes in 350 to 375 degree F.

Happy cooking :)