We were in this restaurant eating our dinner when I heard a very very cool voice from singer of a band who was performing that night. I am not sure though if the band uses an electro-voice microphones, oh well the microphone enhances the voice of a singer that means if she already have a nice voice then the microphone could bring out more the best in her if she used that microphone. On the other hand, I really had a fine dinner at that night with my friend; the music added the ambiance inside the restaurant. I am sure to get back there again with my family maybe next week on my daughter’s birthday.
When the kids joined the trick or treat inside the village, one of the staffs told my sister that if we could join their small gatherings on October 30, they will be telling us about the plan for putting up a small chapel for the village. Small gatherings would we have to bring foods in the clubhouse and together with other members we are going to eat our dinner after the prayer. My sister prepared the Kinilaw Malasugue and Fried Chicken, right after Faith’s school. I was not able to help the preparation because I was so sleepy from sleeping late last night. I am always thankful that my sister is here for us ready to assists anytime. So after she prepared for our foods, the kids change their clothes and off we went to the clubhouse with our “Baon“. The gathering started with the procession of our “Virgin Mary” around the village. The staffs put some candles in the floor and lit it just before the holy rosary started.
Right after the prayer was finished the President explained the costing of the chapel. He said that the chapel flooring area is 150 sqm, and to put up a chapel, the expenses will be up to P450, 000. If we assumed that the members are up to 150, each house could donate P3, 000 pesos per sqm but if P3, 000 is too heavy for us then they can divide it for 3 years since it could take 3 years to put up a chapel that we desired. The members agreed with the costing of the chapel and since the kids were already hungry, right after the President signaled for a go sign that we could now eat; the kids hurriedly went to get some foods.
It was a nice gathering for all the residents here in our village, the kids had so much fun running around the ground. I was able to know some neighbors whom I didn’t know before. My sister who lives in Phase 1 was also there; she was able to introduce me to some of her friends. The foods were share so we don’t only have kinilaw and fried chicken in our table but a lot more. We even brought a sweet Pineapple and Banana back to our house from one of the members in the clubhouse, so even though we did not go out today yesterday and Mj and I were already bored staying in the house the whole day, in the latter we smiled our might for seeing different things around us and not only the water in the pool as we always face that everyday in our lives. Today, we will be going out again for Kumon session and training, I will also shop for foods for the upcoming All Souls Day.
This is the 3rd time already that I had dinner at my friend’s friend house. First was when my friend was invited for a dinner so since I am there in the clubhouse she invited me too. We had the all-favorite bulad or the fried fish or as what they called stinky fish but for us here it is not even stinky, it is actually our appetizer. We also had the Mongo, and of course Rice. We ate our dinner with lots of talks, I am glad my friend introduced me to them, I can say it is another set of friends that I wish to treasure.
The second invitation was supposedly learn to drive session. My friend was asked if she could escort her but her husband did not allow her because it was already nighttime. So we ended up eating there again, she prepared us a tonic juice, bacon, bread, mashed potato, and nilagang baka that she said she always choose the tenderloin so it is easy to cook.
Last night we did it again, we even had so much fun this time. She prepared us Puto, toasted bread, bihon with shrimps, and I was too full. Cook is always her passion so that explain everything even her and her husband lived on that house but she could not help to cook varieties of recipes. I am always impressed of how she loves to cook, how I wish I also had that patient in garnishing, slicing and etc.
On the other hand, let me share you this recipe I just got from Working Mom, July 2012 edition. You may want to try this recipe at home.
Pork Fiesta Sinigang:
1 1/2 liters rice washing or water
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
1 med onion, sliced
1/2 kg pork liempo sliced
1/2 kg pork ribs (you must cut the pork to serving pieces)
1 med radish, sliced
1 pack 22g Maggi Magic Sinigang original Sampalok Mix
2 cups sliced mustasa leaves
2 pcs sling panigan
Fish sauce to taste
Boil rice washing with tomatoes, onions, ppork liempo and pork ribs. Simmer over low heat for 45 minutes. Add radish and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in Maggi Magic Sinigang Original Sampalok Mix. Add the mustasa leaves and siling panigang. Season with fish sauce to taste.
I hate it when I got too hungry because I can finished 2 cups of rice just like what happen the other night after our belly dancing session. I was already starving when I fetched my daughter from her training and from there we went immediately to a BBQ house and waited for like minutes, I was so hungry that when our order came, it was not the foods that we ordered, I guess the cook mistakenly grilled a pork instead of a chicken, so we waited again until our chicken came. So without any further ado, and without any talking, we ate like there was no tomorrow and I didn’t notice that I already finished 2 cups of rice. I told my friend then that I will just drink a cup of tea when I get home but too bad, my tea bags were also finished so I feel bloated today that’s why when I went to the grocery store today, I picked up a box of tea bags, it was like 30 all in all.