Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Check this event out:

Manila International Storytelling Festival --

It's going to be in November 2010.

The website still features last year's event -- but, based on the information that's listed there, it looks to be an interesting event. ^_^

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Games for the iPod Touch? --

So, I finished playing Crystal Defenders and Plants vs Zombies on the iPod --

One night, I was so bored, I finished the Highlights Hidden Picture app -- (am just waiting for the free picture pack for May ...)

And I'm playing Settlers of Catan right now --

But I'm in the market for new games --

Suggestions please?

(Stuff that's on the iPod now:  Cluedo, Tradewinds, Cooking Mama, Trivial Pursuit, Game of Life, Farm Frenzy, The Settlers, Build-a-lot, plus a shedload of games for Seth.)

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Cup Noodles --

We currently have a box of Curry Cup Noodles that my brother sent home in a balikbayan box.

His friends mentioned that there's even Cheese Curry Cup Noodles and it's actually delicious. O_O

I decided to look online and stumbled upon these very *ahem* interesting flavors:

Milk Seafood Cup Noodles!


Chili Tomato Cup Noodles!


My personal favorite is the plain Cup Noodle or the plain Seafood Cup Noodle. ^_^

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Busy in the kitchen --

Johann and I have been busy trying to fulfill our kitchen dreams -- trying to cook up our versions of favorite restaurant dishes

Last week, we decided to go for it --

I started out with Eggplant Parmesan, which is one of my favorites at Sbarro's -- I knew the basics: eggplants, tomatoes and cheese -- but I never thought to try cooking it until I spotted lovely eggplants being sold at Iloilo Supermart-Atrium.  They had these amazing "Black Beauty" eggplants from Baguio and I bought a couple.



The eggplants turned out really well and even our helpers enjoyed it.  (They suffer try out all the food experiments that I do.) --

Inspired by my success, Johann decided it was time for us (read: me -- with supervision from him) to make French Onion soup.

We didn't have white wine or sherry, which all recipes call for so we went with the basic ingredients: onions and a mix of chicken and beef broth.

We topped it with store-bought garlic bread (baguette) from Tinapayan and drowned the whole thing in mozzarella --



It was really, really yummy!  We made it twice the same day!

Next on my list is carrot cake.  I just want to make carrot cake so I can make a double batch of cream cheese frosting and eat that. =^_^=

Now, to get the mixer, the cake pan, and the rest of the things I need to bake the cake.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

I think I want a sewing machine --

I don't know how to sew --

But I would like to get a sewing machine so I could try to learn how to sew --

I want to make fabric book covers so I can read my romance novels in public --

According to Martha Stewart, this is the best one for beginners:

Singer Simple 16-stitch Sewing Machine, 3116
Isn't it cute? ^_^

It's $74.95 on Amazon.

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Other things I think I want --

Fuji Instax Mini 7s Choco

- Fuji Instax Mini
They used to sell these locally but I guess they stopped selling them because of poor sales.

- A new digital camera.  I really love the advertisement for the new Ixus with the miniaturizing feature.

- More rubber stamps and stamp pads.  I really love the stamps from Kodomo no Kao.  I bought some when I was in Tokyo.