Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Trust Yourself

Friday, 6 May 2016

Pilipinas Halalan 2016

photo taken from primer.com.ph
Ang eleksyon sa Plipinas ay isang malaking sirko. Nandyan yung sumasayaw ang mga kandidato pagka senador, may naglalabas ng mga tagong yaman, meron naman ng mga maiitim na propaganda, mga bagay na bintang at kung ano-ano pa. Ito ay nakakasira ng pagkatao, wala na bang dignidad, lahat gagawin sa ngalan ng posisyon at pera? Nakakalungkot isipin. Makikita dito kung gaano kataas ang antas ng mga bumuboto at tumatakbo sa gobyerno. 

Harinawa'y makapamili ng tamang kandidato para sa posisyon at manungkulan ang nahalal ayon sa kanyang sinumpaan. Ang ugat ng katiwalian sa pilipinas ay napakalalim, sana makita ang totoong pagunlad para sa lahat, mahihirap, mahirap man, nasa gitna or mayayaman. Pantay-pantay! 

Salamat at Byernes na umpisa na ng madugong labanan. Patuloy pa din tayong manalig at magdasal para sa lahat ng Pilipino. Sino man ang inyong ninanais na maupo sa pwesto, wag kalimutan ang inyong responsibilidad sa inang bayan. Huwag kalimutan na tayo ay Pilipino ano man ang inyong katayuan sa buhay.

Sa darating na Mayo 9, ang mga Pilipino ang huhusga, ang boses ay maririnig at kung ano pa man ang magiging kinalabasan nawa'y ito ay para sa ikabubuti ng sambayanang Pilipino.

It's been a while...

And wow, I didn't realized I have neglected my blog for a year now. It has been a roller coaster, busy life for me last year. Juggling both personal and professional life. I just hope I can come back to writing without disruption. Well, I should put more writing in my thoughts. I have so much things to share and I will slowly share that here. 

For now, a big HELLO to all and now am back in business.


Monday, 9 March 2015

A Visit to Dallas Art Museum

In the places I've been or planning to go I make it sure that visiting museums is on my itinerary. This type of place interest me so much as history, art, music, and dance speaks of one's culture. You can tell how rich and diverse a certain community out of these museums' collection, artifacts and paintings.
Main entrance of Dallas Museum of Arts

Last October 2013, although it was my 2nd time in Dallas, Texas that was the only time I got the chance to visit the museum.  I was able to visit the place courtesy of a colleague living there. He was so generous that he offered to drive me there and see places that I haven't visited and of course museum is one of them. Visiting Dallas Art Museum is one of great experience. As I'm more exposed to Asian culture and arts, this place was a heaven to me.

entrance to American Art

North America painting, depicting the tribe
mother and child

European section

during the depression

Dallas Art Museum is located at the Arts District of downtown Dallas. It was designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, winner of Gold medal winner for 2007 American Institute of Architects. The has a lot to offer and divided into regions and countries. They house around 22000 objects and has a wide range of art collection from ancient Mediterranean, South Asia, ancient American, and European Art to name a few. 

I highly recommend this place to visit and get to know more about the art and history of one nation.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Puto de Leche Flan

I cooked Puto (steamed cake) many times and it's always a hit in my family and even friends but haven't tried this Puto Flan or steamed cake with custard. This is a combination of Leche Flan (less the caramelized sugar) and Puto. So I decided to give it a go since I have successful created both of the product, separately of course. I adjusted the sugar for puto since you already have the custard. The taste of puto compliments that sweetness of custard on top. This is one of the simple dessert that you can make this Christmas or in any occasion. 
Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking/Baking: 30 mins

Buttered Puto
Ingredients:
4 cups of plain flour
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup evaporated milk (you can use fresh milk - full cream)
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup butter
1 piece egg

Direction:
1. Mix all the dry ingredients - flour, sugar and baking powder
2. Melt the butter, then combine milk and egg
3. Combine the dry and wet ingredients and add water, whisk proper ensure the all ingredients are well incorporated
4. Set aside

Leche Flan:
4 egg yolk
1 cup condensed milk
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Direction:
1. Mix all the ingredients and set aside

To assemble/incorporate:
1. Put water in the steamer and bring to a boil.
2. Ensure you put cloth on the pan cover.
2. Fill each molder with 1 tablespoon of the flan mixture then steam for 5 minutes or until done.
3. Put a tablespoon of puto mixture over the cooked flan and continue to steam for 7  minutes or until done.
4. Let cool before un-molding, upside-down, the leche flan will be on top, puto below.

Served with your favorite hot tea!