|Arrived in Gothenburg, Sweden on July 15, Sunday. We were so happy to see Jaime. The kids were all tired coming from Benidorm, Spain. Jaime plays with the Boys 12 and under team. Monday, July 16, was their first game versus Sweden and they won 3 to 1.|
I visited the Salcedo market today and discovered something again……Wagyu Steak and Cheese Sandwich ( P 150.00 ) !!! Two magic words…CHEESE and WAGYU! It is soooooo… YUMMY! It reminds me of a Philly cheesesteak sandwich but this one uses Wagyu beef. I asked the vendor if this is something new….apparently it has been there for six months already…I had her split the sandwich into two so i could let James try it too.
I am going to try to make my own version at home.. I can’t wait!
|July 10, 2007
I am so fortunate to have been able to spend a day with Manny Librodo. Thanks to our good friend, Bobby Wong, for introducing us to Manny. It was actually my dad’s workshop and he was kind enough to squeeze me in so i could learn from the master. Manny is a teacher in Psychology in Bangkok and does photography as a hobby. He developed his own art in post processing photos which he taught us. More than the technique, it is important to have the judgement or the creative eye which is a talent not many have and what makes Manny Librodo stand out.
To see more photos of Manny, you can visit his gallery at: http://www.pbase.com/manny_librodo
Kharu was our model for the workshop. She is proof that aside from having first rate equipment combined with the skill of the photographer…that the subject is just as important. She has so many looks and emotions and is so beautiful to photograph.
These are the raw shots I took. The last 3 photos are the post processed photos which my Dad worked on with Manny. Incredible how you can turn one photo into other beautiful creations….a work of art!
There are two new things from Clarins Institut – Tummy Trim and E3P.
While I was having my facial, my therapist told me about the new Tummy Trim Treatment, so I immediately asked her to try it on me.
This invigorating regiment targets problem areas around the midriff from the waist to the abdomen and the hips, incorporating a comprehensive massage sequence with Clarins’ signature body contouring suite of PRO formula products to improve cellular exchange, breaking down stubborn fats and facilitating the elimination of waste and toxins. A silky plant-based mud wrap intensifies the draining process. This is a weekly treatment for around 3 to 4 weeks. Of course, just like any weight loss program, you still need to keep a balanced diet and exercise.
When I went to the powder room, I saw a very interesting new product called E3P. First time for me to see such a product. It is an ultra-sheer screen mist containing a combination of plant extracts capable of protecting the skin from the accelerated-ageing effects of all indoor and outdoor air pollution. A brand new protective step in skin care – not just for Clarins but for the industry worldwide – which is suitable for all skin types, for men as well as women.You can spray it over bare skin, over moisturizer and make-up, at any time and as often as you like. I sprayed on some E3P on my face and felt really refreshed and if it really does what it says, then it is a great discovery.
Clarins is my favorite brand for skincare and I treasure every moment when I go for a facial or body treatment…….It is my dream to have my own treatment room at home and have someone apply my Clarins products on me everyday both face and body
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|July 6, Friday
Today we said goodbye to Jaime as he leaves for a 3 week trip to represent the Philippines in various soccer tournaments in Europe-Costa Blanca Cup, Spain, Gothia Cup, Sweden and Football Festival – Denmark. He is very fortunate to have this opportunity… and more important than bringing home the trophy is the experience that he will get. Good luck to the Philippine team!
My sandwich was very good but the truth is, I wanted to eat his pasta! It is a bit spicy but really really good. I never met a pasta like that before and I would go back all the way there just to have it. It is an anchovy-garlic pasta with chopped tomatoes, chiles, basil and white wine. For dessert we had Orange Sunburst and Mocha Royale. I had to ask Rem twice if it really was healthy because it was really good. Both were FAT FREE and SUGAR FREE made by Eli Beltran’s, Sugarnot.
Thanks Rem for a wonderful experience, I hope you open more branches so that more people can enjoy HEALTHY EATING!
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|Every Saturday is lunch with Lola Charing. We normally go to her house but today, Lola treated us at her restaurant, Sousaku. It is managed by Tita Bing Bing Santos who also manages the very popular Mezza Luna at Serendra. We ordered the basic japanese food that we always order and it was EXCELLENT! We missed the other members of the family…Tita Rose, Tito Butch and Tita Agnes, Lola Nette and Lola Nena, Marga, Gogs…… but we enjoyed anyway.
I discovered these spices from Tita Babot Joseph as she was grilling burgers for us. I recently found two out of the four at Rustan’s Supermarket – Meditteranean Sea Salt P 328.75 and the Tellicherry Black Peppercorns at P 363.25 which is sourced from India’s Malabar Coast because they are larger in size and known for their robust flavor. Both grinders are disposable and the bottom half is recyclable.
Tita Babot also shared with me a healthy burger recipe which uses old fashioned oats as a binder. She puts a lot of chopped garlic, chopped white onions, chopped carrots and celery leaves sliced finely. Saute them in olive oil until soft then add to the lean ground beef. Add lots of oats. Then put salt and pepper and some A1 steak sauce for flavor. Shape into burger patties. The “secret spices” come in when you are grilling or cooking the burgers :-).
Other varieties which I bought and like are available as well at Rustan’s: Lemon and Tellicherry Pepper and Roasted Garlic and Meditteranean Sea Salt. I yet have to find the other two – the Garlic Salt by Mc Cormick and Grill Masters Montreal Steak.