An open letter for my Husband on our 5th year anniversary..

Dear Bhey,

I know you are not and you can’t be perfect but I thank you for all the things you have done that other’s I know won’t do for me.

For the encouragement to finally learn how to cook and for saying my Adobo tasted so good though I know that it tasted awful. I know you only said that for me not to feel bad because you know I’ve worked all day for it. Thanks! That made my day.
For your warm hands that gently eases my monthly cramps. Thanks.. It makes me feel better and helps me have a good night’s sleep. I know that sometimes even if you’re not feeling well too, you still always make sure that I’m feeling okay.
For your loving arms that hugs me everytime I cry just for no reason at all. I know you understand that I am just crazy at times. Thanks!
For believing in me and making me feel stronger each time I encounter failures. Thanks! I know you always have my back.
For accepting that I am not perfect and I may say or do things that may be unfavorable to you but still, you understand. Thanks! That made me feel I’m human.

I also want to say sorry for all the things I could have done but chose not to because my pride took over me. I know, it happens all the time but it doesn’t mean I don’t love you anymore. Whatever bad things I may say or do, I want you to think that maybe I’m just tired or hungry. As you say, I always go crazy when I’m hungry. Now I understand why you’d always see to it that I eat on time.

I am really glad we made it this far, that we are still holding on for many people have doubted it. From day one, I swear we’re infinite..

Happy 5th year Anniversary!
I love you more each day!

Hugs and Kisses,
Your Wife ♥

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Random photos of a commuter..

These are photos I took as a commuter, it’s just so random since I get to see these same places everyday. From the MRT (Metro Rail Transit) Station to The Fort Bus in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. I’m a sucker for candid shots so I came up with this idea to take random photos of people and places I get to see on my way to work. Some photos are a bit shaky though, it’s really hard to take a photo on a moving vehicle for that matter.

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A Food way to celebrate!

Alie’s growing too fast.. Too fast I can’t imagine him having girlfriends already.

We celebrated his 10th birthday and initially we planned to go out for a movie but it turned out as a pig out day since we ate a lot.. seriously! Hubby, Alie and I were arguing which place to go to for dinner that night but Alie and I won! Haha! We wanted some pasta, chicken and pizza! Ü

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Sauteed Mung Beans for the Win!

This is definitely another feeling foodie post. Yeah.. I’m a frustrated cook. Haha! It was my rest day when I decided to cook this dish because this is one of our many favorite Filipino dishes. For a traditional Filipino family, sautéed Mung Beans is usually served during Fridays since Filipinos are mostly catholic and we abstain from eating pork on Fridays though it’s not the Lenten season. Nowadays, Filipinos are serving this even if it’s not a Friday and with different added ingredients. I once read an article of a female oriented website (I forgot what it was..) and they’re sharing their own recipes or ways on how to cook Sauteed Mung Beans. I forgot to bookmark some of it so I had to just used my instinct to come up with my own recipe.

GINISANG MONGGO (Sauteed Mung Beans)

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small tomato
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 cup of Mung Beans
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 kilo of pork, rib part
  • 2 Knorr pork cubes
  • 2 tbsp Fish Sauce (patis)
  • Chicharon for toppings

Procedure

  1. In a casserole, boil the Mung beans until soft then set aside.
  2. In a separate skillet, heat the oil and saute onion and garlic.
  3. Add the pork then tomato, saute until the pork is lightly brown.
  4. Add the Mung beans together with the stock.
  5. Season with fish sauce and add the pork cubes.
  6. Boil until pork is tender then top with chicharon.
  7. Serve while hot.

Some put ampalaya leaves to top it but I don’t want it bitter so I skipped that part. It depends on how you like it basically. There are so many variations of this recipe. Some preferred to put shrimp and malunggay leaves. For added flavor, some put Tinapa or Daing for that salty taste. I’m so proud of myself that it tasted so good (according to my Hubby Ü) considering that it’s my first time to do it. More feeling foodie posts for me! Ü

*Note: The photo is not mine! I forgot to take a photo of my masterpiece so I googled one. Just wanted you guys to see how it look like.

Cyber Crime Law in PH. Good or Bad?

Yesterday, I logged in on Twitter and my timeline was flooded with criticisms about the Cyber Crime Law. I wondered why so with Google’s help, I was able to read articles about it. I felt sorry for myself that I’m puzzled regarding the latest talk of the town. Silly me for not watching and reading news lately.. I read that another restraining order was filed. Most of the articles I’ve read are questioning the vagueness of the law concerning violating human rights, speech, free press and academic freedom.

Instead of ranting on my Twitter account, I decided to just blog about my thoughts. I know cyber bullying is all over the place. Like people find it funny pissing public figure, celebrities or even common people off. I personally despise it but for me, the law is a bit overkill and really vague in some parts. For example, if a person or group of people are talking about something and a third felt that it was him they’re talking about.. He can have them reported for harassment or libel and get them in jail? Maybe I didn’t understand this law well but this is what I’ve understood from all the articles that I’ve read. Somehow, others felt that it is like Cyber Martial Law, whatever you say will be held against you.

As quote from an article via http://www.zdnet.com by Ellyne Phneah.. “It also allows authorities to collect data from personal user accounts on social media and listen in on voice and video applications such as Skype, without a warrant. Users who post defamatory comments on Facebook or Twitter, for example, could be sentenced to up 12 years in jail.”

And I was like.. WOW! That’s definitely a violation of privacy. Don’t you think?

I think passing that law will contradict Section no.4 which is clearly about letting people have the freedom of speech. An E-Warant of Arrest would be so absurd! Maybe they could think of more ways on how everybody would benefit it. Not being so bias since I have accounts from most of the social networking sites but come on.. This is the cyber generation like everybody spend most of their time on the internet.

Today, I also saw friends from Facebook who changed their profile photos into black in protest because as I’ve read, they will roll out the Cyber Crime law today. Hopefully, they will implement this fair for all netizens. Jail violators and be considerate to those who are just expressing their thoughts and views because everybody should have the right to it.