Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A threat turn into an asset

Sept 3 '11 (sat.), a giant saltwater crocodile , more or less 21-feet (6.4 metres) and weighing 1,075 kilograms was caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, province of Mindanao, Southern part of the Philippines. ( See the #59 on the map that I lifted from )

Philippine Map

Thanks to Phil. Travel Guide for the Map of the Philippines

Photo credit: AFP

The largest crocodile caught ever in the Philippines, said the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Centre. And might be recorded as the biggest captive crocodile in the world in Guinness Book of Records.

Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said putting the huge crocodile in special cage at Bunawan Eco-Park and Wildlife Reservation Center in Sitio Masapya, Barangay Consuelo, some 8 kilometers from Bunawan town proper is better than killing the murderous monster.

Villagers were happy that they would be able to turn the dangerous crocodile "from a threat into an asset".

But still they lookout for other man-eating mate of Lolong.

The huge croc was named after Ernesto "Lolong" Goloran Cañete, one of the veteran crocodile hunters from the Palawan who led the hunt. Weeks of stalking the crocodile took a toll on the health of Cañete, who died of heart attack days before the crocodile was caught.

Credits for the 3 photos above: AP

"Lolong," as it has been nicknamed,became the star attraction of an eco tourism park
And the hit song of Inner Circle - “Sweat (A La La La La Long)" is now Lolong's (the croc) theme song as the music is frequently played at the Eco-Park .

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Who Am I

Just sharing an art from and a short story from unknown author.

While praying one day, a girl asked: "Who are you, Lord?"

He answered: "I Am",

"But who are you?" she said.

And He replied: "I Am Love, I Am peace,

I Am Grace, I Am Joy,

I Am the Way, Truth and the Light,

I Am the Comforter, I Am Strength,

I Am Safety, I Am Shelter

I Am Power, I Am the Creator,

I Am the Beginning and the End,

I Am the Most High."

The girl with tears in her eyes looked toward heaven and said:

"Now I understand, but Lord, who Am I?"

Then GOD tenderly wiped the tears from her eyes and whispered:

"You Are Mine."

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Spring Rolls

Hi there now I'm in the mood of sharing my Spring Roll,"Lumpiang Shanghai" as we call it.

Though am not a cook, I never consider being in the kitchen a burden but it's a fun specially when my children are participating.

My children really appreciate when I make the effort to prepare our foods.They eat every meal I replicate from the recipe books though sometimes it needs a second try,(actually they have no choice, kkkkkk)

Here's my version in preparing my spring rolls.

Ingredients :
• 1/2kl. ground pork
• 1 /2kl. ground beef
• 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
• 1/2 cup finely chopped garlic
• 1 cup finely chopped carrots
• 1 cup finely chopped celery
• Some finger chilies
• 2 to 3 whole eggs
• salt and pepper, to taste
• ginisa mix seasonings
• lumpia wrapper
• vegetable oil, for frying

Cooking Procedures:
*For the chili first, along one side, make a slit lengthwise and scrape the seeds.
*Finely chopped all the onions, garlic, carrots, and celery.

*Saute onions, garlic and ground meat until mildly done, drain and let it cool.
*After cooling, in a bowl mix the carrots and celery and add 2 to 3 eggs. Blend well.

*Stuff the chili with the mixture.

*Wrap into thin rolls in lumpia wrapper. Others stick out at one end the chili head and when it’s done they call it “dynamite lumpia”.

*After wrapping , put in container and stock in freezer. Just take some when you want to cook. But when you want to eat it right away there’s no need of sauteing the ground meat, just mix all the ingredients well and wrap then fry.

(Hmmmnn.. ready for my Mycah's bento )

*Fry in deep hot oil. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with your favorite catsup or Sweet and Sour Sauce.

I made some without chilies too.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Live with LOVE

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy mothers day!!!

Actually I'm a day late to greet here, but still I wanted to ...

Happy Mother's Day to every woman who shares the maternal energies that help to shape the lives of those she loves.

Mothers should be honored not only today but every day, believing that she is the ultimate symbol of family harmony and unity. Pray for all mothers that she will be bless more with health, healing, virtue, happiness and power to carry on all difficulties of life.

And being a mother I want to share this to you, that I know all mothers prayed too:

My Children
Author Unknown

As my children were born,

I wanted them to be perfect.

(See my Mycah @ 1 wk.old she knows how to smile and focus on camera already)

When they were babies,

I wanted them to smile

and be content playing with their toys.

I wanted them to be happy

and to laugh continually instead of crying

and being demanding.

I wanted them to see the beautiful side of life.

As they grew older,

I wanted them to be giving instead of selfish.

I wanted them to skip the terrible twos.

I wanted them to stay innocent forever.

As they became teenagers,

I wanted them to be obedient

and not rebellious, mannerly and not mouthy.

I wanted them to be full of love,

gentle and kind-hearted.

"Oh, God, give me a children like this"
was often my prayer.

And He did.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Summer coolers

Its summer time and my children are always asking for some cold foods and drinks. We always bought Ice cream,

Slurpee from 7/11 or some coolers in Pizza resto or

Halo-halo in any food chains.
(See my last post about halo-halo)

But sometimes I just made them some Ice drinks and Ice candy.

Here are my Ice Candies: 1st the Mango flavor

Scrape or grate 1kl. ripe Mango (you can put it too in blender to soften the texture), mix 1 can condensed milk, 1pack all purpose cream, drops of vanilla and a syrup of 750 mg sugar or more according to your taste and add 12 cups of water.

You can make 60 pcs. of ice candy. (depends on the size of plastic bag that you’re going to use). Then put in freezer to frost.

If you’re in a hurry, just chill it for a while or blend it with some crushed ice and then you can enjoy your cold mango drink now.

2nd: I made Avocado flavor, (same procedure)

And here's my Mocha frost:

Mix 4 tsps.cocoa powder or 5 tsps. Milo choco drink, 1/3 cup Cream mate or any cream powder, 1 1/2 tsps instant coffee and 3 tbsps. sugar (I want sweeter but you can adjust the measurement according to your taste). Add 1/2 cups hot water and stir ' til mixture dissolves. Then add 2 cups cold water and stir again. Pour into glasses 1/2 full and top with ice cream choco flavor (me I used rocky road as my children requested). If you don't have ice cream available in your fridge, you may just put some ice cubes . Makes 2 to 3 servings.