North Luzon Trip: Day 1 Breakfast

We started our travel at ten in the evening. We arrived Vigan at six in the morning. Good thing Chowking is already open, so we had this:

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It was still early morning but the humidity can already be felt. In spite that, we enjoyed our hot noodle soup for breakfast. After breakfast, we went to the direction of the famous Crisologo street to take some photos. Photos of that trip will be shared in my travel blog only. What I am going to share here will be just foods.

I was also tasked to browse for musical instruments here and I found out that they have a wide range of musical instruments sale. Such an interesting site for those who love guitars and such. It reminds me of a friend who have four different guitars in his music room right in his room.

Coconut Water: A Healthy Morning Drink

The Philippines is abundant with coconut trees. So it is just ordinary for someone to enjoy coconut water any time of the day. But for those who are living away from coconut plantation or even in coastal areas, we buy our coconuts from the market.

Here’s me enjoying a coconut water drink one sunny day —

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I can really say, it is a healthy drink. No artificial colors and sweeteners in it. Just right for any one who is health conscious. I am not that health conscious but when any natural foods are available right in front of me, I pick it over some yummy looking sweets or cakes.

Sandwich : Ideal Snacks in School

Moms with little kids in school often have problems on what food their kids will enjoy for mid-day snacks or lunch.  Sometimes, they cannot even find the idea, so the solution would be giving their kid money or budget for snacks.

Personally, when my girl was still in the elementary level, I often let her bring a piece of fruit or sandwich – just like this:

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You will have a choice on the filling = be it a jam or a peanut butter or one your kid’s favorite. This kind of sandwich is a student-recommended snacks and I am sure many parents are also doing the same. If not a sandwich, at least a fruit. But if they can afford both, much better.

We had this sandwich at a birthday get together. Made one morning with a sandwich maker and on top of the bed. Lol! While some were still sleeing, a friend was already busy filling sandwich with a creamy sandwich spread.

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A Birthday Snacks & Brunch

When you are all alone and its your birthday,you surely won’t think of cooking for a celebration. You usually just grab whatever is available. So I remembered that we have these foods one morning during a friend’s birthday:

The Snacks -

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The Breakfast -

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Actually, this is better than nothing at all!

Pink Guitars for Girls

While going around the place the other day, we passed by a shop full of guitars.  I usually go into the guitar shop to check on their sale items, but this time, we just passed by it.  By the window, I saw a black guitar perfect for a girl.  But then I was thinking that a pink one for the daughter would be a nice pick especially from Musicians friend. So i tried browsing more online and also checked which shops sell a pink guitar such as this -

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It’s a cutie! right? OH well, I hope to really find one before flying back home. I think it’s kind of a perfect gift.

Dog Postcards

I asked someone at work in the Philippines to send me some postcards. I gave her the liberty to send me any postcard she can see on my file. And this is one of them. dogs!

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It is so timing because the first two homes I went to since I arrived here in Los Angeles, California is – they have pets! And guess what’s their pet? Of course, a dog! The home in Irvine city have Fiffy and the one in White Memorial, they have Precious. I wonder if they gonna needed packing materials if they decide to bring these pets home back to the Philippines. Oh well, they have pet carriers so I think that packing tape will not be needed anymore.

Bath Salts: Bring Home Present

Last year, when  a friend arrived from Bangkok my bring home present was a pack of bath salts . It took me sometime to use it because i seldom have time for leisure bathing. So if I plan for a leisure bath, i usually do it at the end of the day when everybody is done showering and ready for sleep. At first i do my laundry and then later, it’s my turn to bath myself. Scrub here and there and using a bit of the bath salt for foot exfoliation. I often wish we got a bath tub here but that’s a luxury if we have one.

Sometime my friends and I decided to enjoy a night at a hotel and guess what’s our ultimate goal? To have fun in the tub and use bath salts that will relax our moods. Then we finish the night away by watching girly movies. ^^

Bath salts is a nice “thinking of you” present for girl friends.