Chef P’s Secret Weapon to His Love

Food. Cooked with love. This is a man’s secret weapon to his love. It is rare to meet a man who does his own cooking even after his tiring and demanding 12-hour-work everyday. This kind of man is what I called persistent in pursuing living a better life. A lucky woman indeed, whoever you are….

When the Heart Does not Mend at All

Have you ever known a man who sees you as a weak and failure in life? You feel that every time a man points out the weakness of a woman in her weakest part of her life is the worst way a man would do to his woman. When a woman forgets something in favor…

ACCULTURATED ADAPTATION: A SIGNIFICANT MUTATION OF KIKAY’S NEW FORM OF LIFE

           The development of a country depends on the pride of its citizen. It is inevitable that Filipinos think imported. David and Okazaki conceptualized colonial mentality among Filipinos and Filipino Americans as a form of internalized oppression, characterized by a perception of ethnic or cultural inferiority. It involves an automatic and unreasonable rejection of anything…

Truth kills truth.

Truth kills truth. Oh devilish holy truth! What have you done on me! When all I want is truth.

I am not martyr.

I am not martyr. I respect you. I love you. I want to be with you. If you see me quiet, it does not mean I am martyr. I listen eagerly.  I think quietly. Martyrs are not born to be voiceless. They are born for truth. They think before they open their mouths. That’s why…

I Dream of my Own Restaurant.

I dream of my own restaurant just like the way I enjoy having my food on the restaurants I love to eat and have chitchat with friends and colleagues. Foods that are enticing through my senses are all-time-pasta, drooling pizza, mountainous calzone and savory piadine. There are food that makes me happy such as noodles…

Sagra C’amora in Italy

September is the month of Sagra C’amora in Zenson di Piave, Treviso, Italy. . In this celebration, food is the center of fun while there are the rest of activities such as dancing kizomba, bacchata and singing.

Cogneliano: Land of Prosecco Wine

This is the journey to the history of grapes and wine that leads to wine tasting and mind blockage. Mind your driving. As we simply, maneuver the wheels with care and away from the C for cops. Away and with care with the family car.

How much you pay to eat in a pizzeria/restaurant in Italy?

We paid for 40 euros good for two people and when I say good for two it is good for people who love to eat smilingly satisfying. When you eat in a regular pizzeria, you pay somewhere to 20 euros at maximum. In this featured restaurant semi resto where they serve pizza as well but…

Panini Piastra

One thing that I love in food is panini: bread, filled with variety of mayo, tuna, scambri, and acciughe. Some osterias have specialty like for example piastra panini in Mogliano, Veneto.

My Top 10 Favorite Pasta at All Times

Here are my top 10 tasty favorite pasta cooked with love. Simply irrissistible. Unstoppable sucking fork on your mouth as the sticky Parmiggiano Regiano has the tenacity to yearn with the silverware. Main Ingredients? pomodo con basilico (tomato with basil, peperoncino (chili), olio e oglio (oil and garlic) Optional: 4-8 pieces of acciughe (bits of…

Murano’s Breeze and Silence

This is Murano Island, one of the beauty of Venice. This place is known for glass making. When I was there, I thought that the place is a ghost house but then again people come here for dinner most of the times. For lunch time, Italians like to drink their spritzitto aperol for women and…

Calzone in Zenson Di Piave, Veneto, Italy

Calzone is one of my favorite food in Italy. This calzone has mozarella, melanzane, pomodoro, and bell pepper inside garnished on top is pomodoro and grana, parmiggiano regiano. I like this calzone because the bread is soft and easy to slice. Well, you can use your hand but it is too much to carry for…

Fashion Addicts at McArthur Glen, Treviso

Are you a fashion slayer? Oooops. I am not. I am a overseer only. Window shopping is just fine for me. No need to buy. Unless, there are enticing food around in the corner

Capellunghe Pasta

One of my top ten favorite pasta is called capellunghe pasta. It has capellunghe, chili, garlic and olive oil. Simply as that and you will enjoy your pasta like a heaven.

La Fenice

La Fenice is an old bar way back from 1972. It is own from generation from generation. They offer food that cost 1.60 euros of panini. La Fenice is located in the center of Mogliano. Enjoy the food!

Baking for my Love

In my life, I bake to eat and enjoy coffee with a stupid box in front of me. But this time, baking is different. It is meaningful for me. I bake for my love. I bake so my love eats what I bake and he loves when I bake for him. I now find baking…

My Bucatini cooks well.

This is my first time to cook a bucatini in an Italian way. I was very happy because all the ingredients are simply beautiful. You just need two things: the bucatini and the base ( one clove of garlic, four pieces of acciughe, sliced tomato, Mutti’s tomato sauce, tasty olive oil and I preferred a…

My Partner’s Spaghetti

I am now in the most delicious spaghetti eating in the world: Venice. Incomparable. No words can ever compare.

Chef P’s Arancini di Riso Dinner

My partner ate this yesterday after the five hours of gardening. He made a special arancini di riso. It is special because he is happy. When he is happy, he cooks and eats a lot. I like it when he is happy because it makes me smile and content to see him.  While he was…

My Partner is a Great Gardener.

Few minutes earlier, I just woke up from my deep sleep. I sleep a lot this month because of Ramadhan and my clock has changed due to time of eating and of tarawih. When I woke up, I texted my partner. I texted him “Good morning.” even it is already 2:45 pm. I told him…

Aren’t they Pretty?

“Take a look at these flowers. Aren’t they pretty?” When my partner sent a picture of unbloomed, dark, and seemingly dying red flower, I thought he was joking or playing with me. Good thing, he lectured me that it was the start of a red rose blooming. So he told me, “ok, I will send…

Al Farooj

Well, no matter what part of Kingdom are you, broasted chicken is everywhere. Name can be Al-Fandi, Al-Farooj, Sally, but the point of all is they are all broasted. Well, some taste like Indian and Arabian spices but what makes them tasty for me is its spiciness. Oh yeah! It is crunchy and spicy.  This…

What’s your lunch for today?

I woke up feeling hungry. So, my friend and I went to Cusina in Batha and had beef brisket, Japanese rice, if that’s so, and spicy lomi. And there I was smiling happy and full enough. Bon appetito. Well, can you leave the resto without dessert? There you go with their halo-halo special.

Food Parade in Makkah

I love food and I love not to capture them. Pescado, Sbarro, Al Farooj, and other food you may want to eat. They are all there parading and here I am want to taste them all.

My Flowers in Treviso

As they say, roses are red. Violets are blue. Sugar is sweet. So, he is. Even far, he sends flowers for me.

Pizza Hut in Olaya

Love pizza? Try Pizza Hut in Olaya. We ordered two layers of pizza, Chicken and Olives Pizza and Mushroom Shrimp Pizza with cheese crust on it. Oh yeah! The Mushroom Shrimp Pizza is heaven and I loved it so mucb. We got side dishes like potato fries. Well, it is just good for 5 hungry…

Filipino? Batha?

Right.  Every time my friend and I called for taxi, mostly the Pakistani and Indian driver would say “Bilibini Market”? And I would say, yes brother, ” Filipini Market.” Well, it is inescapable when you are brown and tan, drivers will directly point your destination Batha even if you are going somewhere else. Surely, the…

La Paz Batchoy in Sulaimaniyah

When I saw La Paz in Sulaimaniyah, I was awed. Well, batchoy is a noodle soup that has pork organs, pork meat, beef or chicken stock on it. But the point is, it is pork. Batchoy is known in La Paz in Philippines that’s why it is much referred as La Paz Batchoy. But then…

Red Sand in Riyadh

This is one of the highlights of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Red Sands. You can go in this place by taxi or by car. When you arrrive on the place you can enjoy the magnificent sunrise of the sun if goes there by 5 am. Take a ATV car for 15-20 SAR and enjoy…

My Jordanian Lunch Box

This is a Jordanian mother cooking. I have this tutorial everday Monday to Friday to an elementary Jordanian kid and her mom is awesome. She never forgets to pack me a dinner after our tutorial. She always says, in her broken English, “I know that you tired when go home and no time cooking. Here…

Dear Peggy

We’ve never met. But if we do. Please don’t bite me. If you sniff on me, My blood will rise. If you caress me with your jaw, My eyes dilate. If you bark at me, I may be terrified. If you stare at me, I may think that you are ready to eat me alive….

Daddy Long Legs

When I was young I love watching cartoons like fairy tales and slices about life. One of my favorite at that time when I was in my elementary or high school was Daddy Long Legs. It was a story of an orphan young girl named Judy Abott who just finished her high school. Then, came…

Emptiness

Death is not the greatest lost in life. Emptiness is. It drops that soaring dream you fly. And knocks you down ’til you smash. It breaks the stoned heart ’til left with emptiness. Void. Nothing. Silence. Oh Emptiness, what have you done to this young lady? Her heart’s full of thorns. Pain’s unfelt. Numbed. Let…

The Coffee Man and His Mickey Mouse

He is my coffee man. He drinks his black brewed coffee in his Mickey Mouse  cup. A cup that has no handle but still loves it. Wishing all love be like A cup with no handle. Satisfied to be grapped Despite of broken handle And shattered pieces on it. He is my coffee man. Waiting…

His Cook Vs. Mine: Who won?

Most of you here will agree on me that mother cooks the best. But most of you here too will raise their eyebrows, as you men,  as you read on this food battle article on who-win-who, you will agree on yourself that men are the best cook. We’ll you don’t have any choice as the…

A Date with a Muslim 

Her name is Nyra. I like going out with her because she listens. And of course, more importantly, she likes to eat. She likes to explore different kinds of food too. Well, we went to Batha, Riyadh yesterday to eat and found ourselves eating simply noodles. Yes, my favorite. I like mami and I think…

There is life at night, too.

I was shocked seeing this two nights ago. I did not know that there is life at night in Abha, Saudi Arabia. Yes, Saudi Arabia, a conservative and strict country when in comes to dress coding, fashion and particularly about religion’s point of view. I was shocked. That night, I saw life. I saw a different…

Colors in Luna

Well, how do you describe once culture? Colors? Yup, right! Colors. I just saw one the beautiful potteries, garments, and clothes in Luna Park, Abha, KSA. Where is Abha? Abha is near the border of Yemen. Ironic it is. Beautiful. Colorful despite the attack and fear near the border. Colors in chaotic hullaballoos. I love…

A Sudden Whim To Take A Midnight Walk

  I was there. I enjoyed the scenery At Luna’s Park near Abha Palace. The fantastic colorful carousel Red, blue, yellow, green,orange and green. Yes, green. Ah, it was so mesmerizing. With  all the beautiful sparkling lies inside the park, The moon above was beyond incomparable. Gaze was unstoppable. Smiles all over the face. Like…

The Noodles Chef Lover

I can’t resist them. They are all delicious and simply irresistible. NOODLES. Every time I see noodles, it makes me smile. So, here are my favorite noodles. T What’s your noodles story?

My Wildest Dream, Soon You’ll Be Mine.

My biggest and wildest dream is to visit Spain, France, Italy and Greece. At this time, 2:30 A.M., I’m planning and doing budget travel plan to visit my dream countries. Why? Because of arts, food, language and the people. Italy, especially, has a very special place in my heart. I even do self study just to…

Hot Outside, Cool Inside

Saudi Arabia is known for being a desert and hot place. But if you’ve been to Jabal Nur in Mecca, it may be hot outside, but you’ll feel cool and calm inside once you see the peace that this rocky mountain brings you. This is the mountain that the first surah (chapter) of Qur-an was…

Thailand and Cambodia Uncaptured: No story to tell.

No photos? Yes. I don’t have photos when I was there. But, it is here, it lingers in the veins of my heart. In this travel, I have learned something that lenses can’t capture but only the bittersweet memories only stuck in the head. No photos of memories. Not even one. Indeed, experience is the mother of wisdom and of invention, uncaptured or not, it lives in your most unforgettable experiences in life.Through that, you learn your mistakes.

Chef, I have a dream.

When I was young, I loved to eat and I couldn’t stop eating whatever was in the table. I always savor it’s saltiness, spiciness, bitterness, sourness, and sweetness. I savored it with contentment. Every time my mom or my siblings saw me sitting on the table, they knew right away what would I do and…

I Can’t Stop Gazing at You

I can’t stop gazing at you  When you sit there silently. You occupy the vast deep space. You deserve it. Climbing Jabal Nur is fulfilling. You don’t have the idea  Of how you have captured this fleeting beauty I was waiting. I can’t stop gazing at you As I sit in front far from you….

What a Tasty Sweety Dates

Tamir. Tamir. I have never seen so much tamir (dates) in my whole life until I encountered them during my first Umrah. Umrah is an Islamic spiritual journey to be near with Allah (SWT) and non-mandatory lesser pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca, which may be performed at any time of the year.  Tamir. I was…