Saturday, December 19, 2009

Life goes on, friends come and go in our lives
We try to survive the challenges in our lives with or without friends
We would be lucky if we found a true friend who sticks with us no matter what

To me, you are always my very good friend even if you never want to be
To me, you are always apart of me that hard to erase and to forget
To me, you are always my strength when I'm down

And so, my dear friends, from across the ocean,
I wish Merry Christmas and Happy new Year to you all...
Maligayang bati and many great things happen in your life.
You will always be in my prayer and I hope u pray for me too as your prayer will keep me safe from harm.
Hoping your brightest wishes come true...
Hoping the new year sparkles for you.

... in Tagalog

Ang buhay ay nagpapatuloy, mga kaibigan na dumarating at umaalis sa ating buhay
Sinisikap nating malampasan ang mga pagsubok sa ating buhay nariyan man o wala ang ating mga kaibigan
Tayo ay lubos na pinagpala kung tayo'y makakatagpo ng tunay na kaibigan na laging nariyananuman ang dala ng buhay

Para sa akin, kayo ay laging isang mabuting kaibigan kahit na hindi 'nyo ginustong maging para sa akin
Para sa akin, kayo ay laging bahagi ng sinimulan kong buhay na mahirap burahin at kalimutan
Para sa akin, kayo ang laging lakas ng aking kalooban sa tuwing ako'y walang ibang malalapitan

At dahil dito, para sa aking mga minamahal na kaibigan, na nagbuhat sa kabilang karagatan,
Inaasam - asam ko Maligayang Pasko at Bagong Taon para sa inyo...
Maligayang bati at mas marami pang magagandang bagay na mangyayari sa inyong buhay.
Kayo ay laging kasama sa aking mga panalangin at inaasam ko na ako'y isama 'nyo rin sa inyong mga panalangin
Hangad para sa inyo ang katuparan ng inyong mga pinapangarap ngayong paskoat isang nagniningning na bagong taon

Copyrighted on 20th Dec 2009. Please don't use any part of it without my permission.

Many thanks to my Tagalog teacher for helping me to translate my greeting. Maraming Salamat, po!
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Monday, October 05, 2009

Tasty Chicken Liver

I love chicken liver very much. I know... I know... too much Cholesterol but I like the taste. Usually, I would just fry it with garlic to enjoy chicken liver. To make sure I don't get tired of eating this, I tried to cook it in a different way. I mixed with what ever ingredients I could find in my kitchen. The result: a very tasty chicken liver. It's very good to be eaten with rice and sauteed kailan just like what I am having right now while typing this post... :)

Since I don't want to loose the recipe I just created, I documented here and at the same time I can share it with you.


Fresh ginger (the size of your thumb)
7 pieces chicken liver
500 ml water to boil chicken liver
2 tbsp sweet soya sauce
3 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp mince lemongrass
1 tsp tamarind paste
1 stalk of spring onion (diced) to garnish

Pounded ingredients:
5 shallots
3 cloves garlic
3 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

To make:
1) Peel the ginger skin, halved, and crushed ginger.
2) Boil chicken liver with fresh ginger in 500ml water until chicken liver is cooked.
3) While boiling, prepare the pounded ingredients.
4) Once the chicken liver is boiled, cut into smaller pieces, put the water aside.
5) Heat 3 tbsp cooking oil in a wok, saute the pounded ingredients, add lemongrass and tamarind paste, and stir fry well until fragrant.
6) Add chicken liver and mix well.
7) Add 150ml water that was used to boil the chicken liver and add sweet soya sauce, mix well until water evaporate.
9) Serve and garnish with spring onion.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Lemper Ayam

I made this lemper ayam out of desperation of finding one here in the Philippines. It's made of sticky rice with chicken filling.

I miss eating lemper ayam so I just had to google the recipe and tried it. The result, not bad at all. I gave some to my neighbors. They love my lemper ayam. My children and my husband love my lemper ayam too.

It's best to be eaten with a cup of coffee or for your breakfast.