Hi everyone! This is a post going to be about my birthday last Monday; specifically the food on the table that day. It's been years that I was dreading the day I'd be 20. If you know me personally, or if you're someone closest to me, then you'd understand why. I really don't understand why I automatically felt that way but my 20th didn't turn out that bad after all. The night before my birthday, we ate chocolate ice cream and watched the movie Me Before You. That film was incredible and at the same time, I also have a little of a love-hate relationship with the author for making such a tragic plot. Uggghh. The tears I was supposedly going to shed so I'd be a little emotional for leaving my teenage years behind, was all used up because of the movie. So when the clock ticked 12 at midnight, I was crying too much for Will choosing to die leaving Clarke alone. Forgive me for being such a spoiler but you're surely going to cry if you haven't watched the film yet.
Anyway, here's how my day went: We didn't have car so we didn't go out or roamed somewhere else aside from our house. We stayed in and my mom just cooked some yummy Flipino food to make up for it. You know, I'm not the one who'd necessarily want grand celebrations or something expensive. What makes my birthday a better one is when people remember it that makes my day a lot more special. I've had loads of greeting on Facebook and on Twitter too. I was also extremely happy that day as I hosted #beechat on Twitter. There were lots who greeted me over there. Thanks to Charlene!
Also, I've been really eating so much and decided that this post would be a shout-out to the food we gobbled up. Here are some of the photos. I tried to be as good as a food blogger but obviously I'm not good enough, forgive me!
I was just on the mood to take pictures. I already ate some of this ice cream when I remembered to take a photo of it. Lol
This is the Kamote Cue. It's a Filipino street food which is made from sweet potato that's fried and dipped in caramelized sugar. In the Philippines it would be put on barbecue sticks, hence the name. If I get the chance to go back home, I would certainly taste all the street foods, except Balut and Betamax. I just can't.
Here's some experimental potato cutlets that my mom and sister Angel had also prepared. If you have any bread on the fridge that's nearing the expiry date or is 1 to 2 days expired, do not fear; do not waste anything too. As you know, some of the bread that's not eaten is usually made into pudding. This one however, is mixed with grated potatoes and fried as well. I know. We love fried foods! It really tasted good and is a useful way of not wasting bread. Just before you make something like this, it's good to be sure that the bread doesn't contain any molds yet and is stored in a refrigerator or better yet, a freezer.
Lastly, for the main dish, my mom cooked the traditional Filipino Sopas or soup. It's made from pasta, diced carrots, hotdog cubes, green peas, sliced cabbages and milk. It tastes really good when hot! I love my mom for always preparing something for me on my day.
So that was the food that I wanted to share with you all. Now I just feel like I wanna take more pictures of food and be a certified foodie!
I originally wanted to write up twenty facts about me to make up for a well needed birthday post since it seems like it's mandatory for a blogger to write something about their birthdays, but I just got too lazy to write something up. BUT I promise to do a 20 fact post for you all. I already have drafted it out and just have to finish it. For now, I hope this post will do.
To those who greeted me on Facebook, my family and friends, thank you all so much! I'm quite sure I never missed out on thanking y'all but I wanna thank you all again for the kind words. For my blogger friends on Twitter, I never expected to receive such wonderful words from you all and I'm beyond thankful that I'm part pf the blogging community especially the #beechat buddies! God bless you all :)
I live an ordinary life; striving and making it work in the giant sandpit aka Dubai. My life isn't perfect (I wish it was!) But I guess there's something about the imperfection in my journey that makes it worth the write and share. I believe that we don't have to have everything figured out because if we do, a lifetime won't be enough...
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