Sunday, January 17, 2010
Monday, November 9, 2009
You can say I've lost inspiration, motivation, cultivation, dramatization, any -tion you can think about. I mean what is it that really makes me tick? I keep telling myself if only I have that or if only I can do that or if only I have the means to this end, etc etc. But the truth of the matter is, my emotional spark ran out. Is there anywhere I can buy fuel from?
I can tell you that I used to read up novels (pocketbooks) like a sponge absorbs water. I can tell yuo that I used to believe that I really am good at baking and cooking. There was a time when I believe that I can do all the things I want to do. There was a time when ideas were seeping in through the deepest recesses of my brain and come out if not the nicest, then definitely a nice piece of literature, from poems to short stories, to narratives, to essays.
There was a time when I believed in myself to be everything that I can be.
NOW?.. You can say I got side tracked. Life trully is never easy and its definitely not about the destination but all about the journey. You got this one solid goal in your mind but for some reason, the road does not seem to converge on that same goal. It's like imagining what your destination looks like and pinning that in your mind and all of a sudden, the twists and turns of the road does not look anywhere near how the destination should look like.
I am a mother, I am a wife, I am a daughter, I am a sister, I am a worker..but before all of those things, I am me. I am myself and I used to believe in myself. I used to believe that I dont have to look before I leap. I used to believe that I dont have to rely on anybody to catch me when I fall. Because I can catch my self just fine thank you.
NOW?..well now, well now then has become a different story. Am I whining? You can say, I dont like keeping my dreams tucked away just yet. But then again, what choice do I have? Well now...I leave it up to you the reader, to tell me if I shouldnt be on this hybernation. Then again, who reads my blog?
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
When you are finished frying, transfer to a plate and sprinkle with sugar cinnamon. You can also add vanilla to the egg and milk mixture. I would have, except that I ran out of vanilla so I settled for the sugar cinnamon.
And last but definitely not the least, I would like to make known (to anyone who's reading my humble blog)...I would love to have me my own photographer's camera!..Imagine the world of beautiful still life I could picture. Haaaa...what a remarkable camera....Why did I add that to my post?..Nothing..just want to shout out!...ciao! I hope you will enjoy doing this as much as I did.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
pretty much doesn't exist in my world. When everything is in disarray and deadlines are running rampant in my calendar. A breezy weekend has not visited me in such a long time that I have begun to wonder what it would feel like to just let the day pass by and laze around the house.
I would probably experience something short of a movie special effects when the main character is standing still and everyone and everything around him is in a continuously fast forward motion. I'd probably go insane in minutes.
Truth be told, effortless Sundays are ethereal for me. I would probably choose to have a busy Sunday rather than a lazy Sunday. But hey if I can squeeze in a cheat here and there why not? Which I rather did. And my little cheat presented itself when I decided to concoct clear pork stew for lunch. Why was it effortless?
Basically, I never realized it was what I was cooking until I started boiling the pork. And from there, things just rolled off down hill. I had potatoes, I had sweet corn, I had pechay leaves, I had time on my hands! I popped everything inside the osterizer (except of course the pechay leaves), added salt and whole black peppers. Pressure-cooked the whole batch in 20 minutes and viola! We had one delicious port stew in clear broth in no time.
As soon as I was finished pressure-cooking the meat, I added a few more seasoning, added the pechay leaves and let it simmer for a minute or two, and that's that.
Sundays can be hectic, but it doesn't mean I have to wallow in misery or frustration for that matter. Just a little bit of magic, a little bit of determination, you too can have your effortless Sundays.