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Amazing ants!

Watched last night about ants.  They actually have two stomachs.  One is for themselves and the other one is for storage so that they can bring it to their colony to feed the larvae!  

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National Food Showdown

Sept. 17 - 18, 2011 @ the World trade Center

medyo puyat ang lahat… yung iba walang tulog.. ako 30 mins lang ata???

me and gracey representing our University’s flag during the parade of colors… ayun nakita kami sa tv… ambilis maglakad ni grace, ef na ef niya yung design ng sahig na pang race track haha.. peace :))

with the coaches and other participants :))

tapos ako kunwari participant din… tagabit bit lang naman ako ng flag hehe :))

aba syempre yung GOLDEN CAKE ni Chef rei…. tumulong sa pag gawa nyan sina gracey at arnie… GOOD JOB :))

yehey!!! halos lahat ng events na sinalihan eh may nakuhang award.. anu pa nga bang next na gawin?? GROUP SHOT!!!!

aba syempre mga pagod…. at GUTOM…. san pa nga ba ang punta??? MANLILIBRE SI DEAN AT CHEF!!!!!

@max’s resto

@shakey’s

what a tiring day it was… pero it was worth it naman… it was a great learning experience to all of us… how I wish ma realize ng maraming studyante yan… 

ang masasabi ko lang ay…….


till next National Food Showdown… :))

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Always On Your Side - Sheryl Crow

My yesterdays are all boxed up and neatly put away
But every now and then you come to mind
Cause you were always waiting to be picked to play the game
But when your name was called, you found a place to hide
When you knew that I was always on your side

Well everything was easy then, so sweet and innocent
But your demons and your angels reappeared
Leavin’ all the traces of the man you thought you’d be
Leavin’ me with no place left to go from here
Leavin’ me so many questions all these years

But is there someplace far away, someplace where all is clear
Easy to start over with the ones you hold so dear
Or are you left to wonder, all alone, eternally
This isn’t how it’s really meant to be
No it isn’t how it’s really meant to be

Well they say that love is in the air, but never is it clear, 
How to pull it close and make it stay
Butterflies are free to fly, and so they fly away
And I’m left to carry on and wonder why
Even through it all, I’m always on your side

But is there someplace far away, someplace where all is clear
Easy to start over with the ones you hold so dear
Or are we left to wonder, all alone, eternally
But is this how it’s really meant to be
No is it how it’s really meant to be

Well if they say that love is in the air, never is it clear
How to pull it close and make it stay
If butterflies are free to fly, why do they fly away
Leavin’ me to carry on and wonder why
Was it you that kept me wondering through this life
When you know that I was always on your side 

Fulfilment in teaching-pass it on

I used to be a full time group exercise instructor in one of the biggest fitness company in the world.  IT came to a point that I needed to do it as a part time job since I have lots of things that I need to do.  As a dedicated instructor I always find time to help people achieve their aspirations in the gym and so with the new instructors who asked for my help to teach them what I know.  Just this afternoon when I was back in the gym after around 2 months because of a busy schedule, I attended one group exercise class.  The instructor was one of the trainees I trained before.  It was a nice class and I really did pumped my heart well.  Before the stretching the instructor announced in the class that he would like to thank the instructor who is there with the class.  I actually sat at the back of the group.  He then mentioned my name and he also admitted that I am his mentor.  Oh it really felt nice to be acknowledged with the things you have done for them.  How I wish I can do more to all my students not only in the gym but as well in the university and maybe one day successful people will also thank me.  :)  happy life… fulfilment even without the riches.  I just hope that the people who learned from me shall pass it on to those people who need the knowledge.  Happy teaching the world!

Chronicles of a Chef (England edition)-Rhubarb

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This is an unusual vegetable for Filipinos.  I haven’t seen it yet here in the market but I find this useful not only in desserts but as well as in food styling.  My head pastry chef loves to use the skin of it, dry it, and make it into hair like pinkish strands.  We normally use it to plate our desserts to give it a height and interest.  I tried using celery and I think it worked well too.  

Ang katotohanan sa pagbabago

Nakakatuwang isipin kapag ang isang tao ay nagbabago kapag may minamahal.  Maaring mabuti ang maidulot nito at maari din na masama.  Minsan tayo ay binabago ng ibang tao ayon sa kanila nais mangyari.  Ang iba naman ay binabago para mapabuti ang kanilang mahal sa buhay.  Sa anu mang aspeto ng pagbabago ang mahalaga ay nakakadulot ito ng kabutihan sa sarili at sa kapwa, nagpapamalas ng katotohanan, at nakikinabang ang karamihan.  Kaya ang dapat itanong sa sarili, para saan ka nagbabago?

St Jude novena, he can help you

I find this prayer powerful.  St Jude really helped me a lot.  Every time I pray through his intercession, there is a good result waiting.

Novena To
St. Jude

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus,  the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult  cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.
Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is  almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive  the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and  sufferings, particularly -
(make your request here)
- and that I may praise  God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be  ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as  my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.
Amen

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Confessions of a Chef

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Fell in love with a classmate but had no balls manligaw at puro tawag lang.  Ayun after couple of years she married my best friend and ginawa pa akong best man noong kinasal sila! How ironic isn’t it?

Almost 2am already

I didn’t notice that it is almost 2am.  I was recording grades because I need to encode the grades of my students tomorrow.  I am just a bit worried that there are a number of students who didn’t actually did well on their prelims and I am not sure if they did well with their midterms as I am still computing the grades.  Oh well I need to warn them as they still have 2 weeks to cope up or do special projects if needed.

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Gusto ko pumunta ng Ilocos

Dahil ako ay taga Ilocos ay hinde ko maintindihan ang pakiramdam na kapag nandoon ako ay magaan ang pakiramdam.  Hinde man ako lumaki doon pero ang aking mga magulang ay parehas taga Ilocos.  Sana makauiwi ngayong undas ng makapagbakasyon kahit paano.  Sarap maglakad sa cobblestone street sa Vigan tapos makikita mo mga old house.  Proud Ilocano! :)

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My best wedding cake so far!

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This is the “Sentinel of Prosperity”, UPHSD entry to the National Food Showdown 2011.  It won the highest award and the only entry to have gold award.  Thank you to my students like Grace Celosa, Arnie Bongcawil and Mark Panis for helping me.  For the 5 years of National Good Showdown, I have joined 3 times and have right now 2 silver medals and 1 gold!  Keep it coming! :)