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Raprakan in Dubai-I want this!

Paki rap naman Gloc 9

YES ang sabi ko habang patawid ng kalsada Galing sa restorang “Tagpuan” sa Sharjah Tanong mo sa akin nagbibiro ka ba? Sagot ko hinde, Oo nga mahal kita Kita kong ngiti sa yong mga mata Labi mo’y gumuhit hanggang tenga Kulang na lang tumalon ka sa tuwa Tanong mo talaga tayo na ba? Hindi ka makapanilawa sa iyong narinig Ako nama’y sigurado sa aking sinambit I love you, I love you too bulong ng bibig Sure akong ikaw ang tinitibok ng dibdib Lumipas mga araw, lagi nang magkasama Hinahatid sa subway papasok ng Sahara Sinusundo’t hinahatid, hinatahid sinusundo Kahit butas na ang bulsa Dumaan mga buwan, nagbungang pagmamahalan Sa di inaasahan ikinasal ng madalian Lalo na’t sa Dubai bawal ang ganyang lambingan Sumumpang habambuhay tayong magmamahalan Ikaw ang aking buhay Sa iyo ko lahat iaalay Pangako hanggang kamatayan Mamahalin kita ng tunay Ilang taon na rin ang dumaan Anibersyaryo nati’y ipagdiwang Hipan ang kandila nakaguhit na syam Habang umaasa ng walan

Shrimp Corn Chowder

I wanted to eat prawns, I love prawns but I know very limited recipes of this crustacean. Yesterday as I check for recipes for dinner, I found this and it’s a jackpot. My family loves it, I love it. I was uncertain how it would taste as I have not cooked this before but it was like magic. The corn loves the butter they are a perfect combo, need not use corn starch coz the potatoes have the starch leaking from it once cooked and the prawns oh yum. I can guarantee you that this is a delectable comfort food. It is very easy to cook and does not require too many ingredients. You will love this, your family will love this. You will need: 3-4 cloves of garlic minced 1 small onion minced A knob of butter 3 ears of corn cut off from the cob 2 medium size potatoes diced Half kilo of medium or large prawns, skinned and deveined 5 cups of fresh full cream milk 1 cup of water In the cooking pot melt the butter, add garlic until fragrant, add onion until translucent. Add co

First day of school and before it

Mica my daughter was excited to go to school today. It's the first day of school for her since she is an old student of the school. She is in grade four now at 8. (Extended holidays!) :D New and incoming students already started last Sunday. What do you think an excited student do the week and the day before school starts? Hmmmm Mica (a week before school starts): Mom I would like to have that corned beef hash with eggs you cooked before for my packed lunch on the first day of school. Mom: (the night before the first day of school): Cooking what was requested. I keep notes; it's a motivation factor for the kiddo you know. When she saw me preparing it last night, she throw herself to me and gave me a big hug and a big kiss. Thanked me for cooking her favorite. Well, almost everything I cook is Mica's favorite; she even dubbed me as the World’s Best Mom Chef every time I cooked something she likes! :D I got a title now hehehe! Me (while cooking in the kitchen): peek

Fond memories of my childhood

I grew up climbing camachile and saresa trees, chasing white and yellow butterflies in the afternoon when I am suppose to be napping, I picked sampaguita flowers to make garlands, catch fireflies at sundown, put it inside mason jars, watch it glow in the dark and then freed it afterwards. I blow bubbles made from gumamela buds and leaves mixed with laundry soap, I played hide and seek when the power's out, and tug with my sibling to bath in the river. Ate green tomatoes by the hanging bridge, chewed freshly harvested sugarcane, and fetched water for the laundry and the dishes for my mother. It's all childs play and I am ecstatic that I still can recall them. I also played tumbang preso, chinese garter, sipa, habulan, harangan taga, piko, bending and many more of Filipino games with other kids in the neighborhood. We lived in a stilt house native to our country that my grandfather helped my parents to build. It stands near a swamp that connects to a river where my dad sometim

WiWi aTO!

photocredit Potty Training Prince It comes in naturally to parents the need to potty train their children as they see signs of readiness. I read a lot of articles how to potty train but as they say it is always different with every child. Well I guess they are right about it. I have two kids and they have big age gaps between them. My eldest stop wearing diapers by the age of two, we had few accidents but she learned from that day and become independent from nappies all the way. We are actively potty training my two year old son right now. His auntie was so supportive of him. Thanks to her. It is much easier now that he can talk and tells me, his aunt, his dad or even his older sister to take him to the toilet to pee. Everyone in the house applauds him for good behavior and encourages him to use the toilet every time he needs to including pooping. In the beginning, I was the one taking him to the toilet but I thought that to do it visually will help him a lot. His dad w

Back to school and a few observations

School is starting next week at my daughter school and I think majority of schools in Dubai and UAE are also up. I guess I will need to say goodbye to the traffic free Dubai-Sharjah  highway by this weekend. It will definitely become packed with everyone hurrying up to get to their destination from Sunday morning and then add up to that all the students heading to school transported by their big yellow buses. I have two kids but just the eldest is attending school, for now. It's not only the traffic that's going to get congested and so is my schedule. I will not only bid farewell to a traffic free road but also to the fuss free mornings that I enjoy when there is no school. I was at my daughter's school yesterday to settle her tuition and transport fees, buy new books and uniforms as well. On the queue, another parent was paying the fees of his kids. When the accountant told him the total amount, he took his wallet and emptied it counting thousand dirhams bills. After