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Blogging Juice: Narrowing my Living Room Space All the More

February 13, 2012 – 9:27 am

It was in mid-2010 when I acquired my 3-room place. I refuse to call it a house because of its very limited space (a single bedroom, a built-in bathroom and a mini living room). Utilizing my mom’s extra space (a used to be little field for our fruit bearing trees) right behind her house I built a boxed type structure initially designed for a work place… a home office… which later own became my own little haven. Still I refuse to call it a house but rather a pad.

From there I started building my small dream for this small place. It’s pretty fascinating. I feel like I am just playing a doll house.

Over time, I fill each room with necessary fixtures and furniture. Before in my living room alone, there was just a single rack, a 21 inch television set on it my PC table and a white mono-block bench.

Also before I used to just crash to my mom’s kitchen each time I need my tummy stuffed. But I realized I’m under a weight-loss management program and designing my own meal plan can only be possible if I do it myself. Over at moms I can only grab what’s available. That cannot be. I have to be consistent. I figure I need to provide myself ways to do that and so I’ve created this mini kitchen – equipped with necessary kitchen tools plus I also bought this new small fridge where I can stuff my own supplies.



Can you imagine how narrow my living room space has become now?

What if I tell you I just added this new corner set in it?


Then I can finally say I’m done adding things up! For my living room, that is. spacer

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Pritong Saging na Saba: Pinoy Meryenda Treat

January 29, 2012 – 9:48 pm

Fried saba also known as sweet banana is a popular Filipino snack dish. It is a favorite in our household especially to children. spacer

spacer Back in he days my late father is fond of growing fruit bearing trees including several variety of banana trees but we lost most of them when Ma and Pa decided to move to another place– our current home. When he died in 2003 my little brother assumed his fascination and was able to grow different fruit trees in our yard. We have two durian trees that are set to bear fruits next year, rambutan ( a pinoy version of Lychee), the solo variety of papaya, guava, kalamansi and of course the two varieties of banana – the sweet silk (tundan as they locally call it) and cardava banana.

Back to banana… each time a tree bears fruit we never fail to feast on it. My brother loves to cook as much as he loves to raise fruit trees.

It is Sunday and kids are gathered up all around and so he made us a platter of this fried bananas for our afternoon snacks. Hmm… treats like this is best savored especially when served hot and fresh out from the pan. Kids love it crystal white sugar coated while we adults like it buttered before dipping it into sugar. Oh, and with coffee on the side. spacer

Another popular banana snack or dessert dish which we also do occassionally is called minatamis na saging (sweetened banana).  It is banana plantains boiled in coconut milk and caramel sauce. Will talk more about this dish on a separate blog post soon. spacer

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