Monday, September 23, 2013

Sorry, like you've said you did screw things up. I hope you get to read this so you'll know that you should stop calling and texting me. This is what you wanted, so you have to live with it.

And yes, magulo tayo ngayon. Don't wonder anymore.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blueberries? For real?

I'm beginning to feel like I have to create another blog just for my culinary adventures. But then again, the title of my blog is a bit vague so I'll park that thought for the meantime.

My friend and I came from Baguio a few weeks ago. It was a crazy trip as it only lasted for 24 hours. Needless to say, our bodies, specifically our bums, were sore due to the almost 14 hours bus ride to and from Baguio. I will not recommend this kind of adventure to anyone except for those seeking a different kind of pain and exhaustion. I will leave the story of that self inflicted ordeal for a later post.

I am not sure if my brain shrunk little by little due to the exhaustion which started as soon as we arrived in Baguio, but I didn't think twice about buying those so called, "blueberries." They were labelled "Sweet Organic Blueberries" and regretting the experience of tasting fresh strawberries during winter time in Hong Kong haunted me so I was more than happy to purchase P50.00 worth of blueberries, which contained more than 1/4 cup. Forgetting how they looked like and that part of the Baguio wet market wasn't sufficiently lit up, it didn't even cross my mind to confirm with the vendor whether they were the real thing or not.

As if my lack of experience with blueberries wasn't enough, I did not bake them immediately and left them in the fridge for about a week. But they still looked like from the day I bought them so I proceeded to making them into a cupcake. As you've figured they didn't taste yummy. Even the cake itself didn't taste good. Or maybe the taste of the blueberries had to compliment the cake so that they'll be yummy to the bite. Anyway, going back to the blueberries, since they were packaged in a styro foam container covered with cling wrap, you really can't see if they still have that dusted with powder sheen to them. But if you look at the pictures of blueberries on the internet, if they're still or fresh, or just good to be consumed, they will have that look to them, just like grapes. Which is how one should choose fresh or good grapes. Or maybe one of the factors you should use as a guide in buying blueberries.

They most certainly didn't look like those even on the day I bought them.


A blueberry article you might like: http://www.wikihow.com/Pick-Blueberries


As of writing, I have done a quick research and there is more to it than just having that dusted with powder look so it really is best to research when you want to make the best choice. Another lesson I've learned is, it is really important to use locally grown fruits, or those that can be found naturally in your region or maybe even country. We don't have blueberries here in the Philippines and my lack of experience clearly shows that. But it was still worth the experience and I've come to appreciate what Mother Earth has to offer on this side of the planet.

Mangoes here are the best though, especially those that come from the island of Guimaras. Crossing my fingers I could get some and bake them into yummy cupcakes!


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Too much of something...

I am not sure if I had too much of one thing or if it's a common thing among the ones that I have tasted. My ideal cupcake would be something that's moist yet light. It should be flavorful but not too sweet and buttery or both. Unfortunately, most of the cupcakes I tasted today didn't have the texture I want. A lot of them were too moist that I thought I was eating a fudge brownie. I forgot to mention that I tasted mostly red velvet cupcakes because I'm still looking for the one that will be second best to Sonja's red velvet delights. Even the red velvet cupcake that's been making a buzz lately disappointed me a bit. The taste was there but it wasn't the red velvet cupcake I was looking for.

I guess, everybody has his or her own cupcake, to be specific, red velvet cupcake, so it's up to the consumer as to which one he or she will like. Maybe I should have tried a different cupcake flavor to taste test, like a vanilla cupcake, but I thought it might be too plain tasting and not worth the trouble I had to go through just to get to that event.

And, I forgot to mention the price, a lot of them for me were a bit overpriced.

Anyway, I guess the search goes on, or maybe I should stop taste testing other cupcakes.

Maybe, if I was just there to enjoy each cupcake, they'd all be yummy in their own way.

Monday, April 4, 2011

After months of waiting, I got my Inspiration!

I do not understand why it took months for this shade of eyeshadow from Ellana Minerals took months to be restocked. I have been tempted plenty of times to order directly from their online store but it was a waste, for me, to buy one small tiny thing and pay for shipping. So, I waited, and waited, finally, last Sunday, the Ellana Minerals stall in SM Makati had it on stock. 

I will do a proper review of course, I have to give justice to the long waiting period I had to endure just to get my hands on this eyeshadow. But in a nutshell, its one of those eye shadows that everyone must have. 

Ciao for now! :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Too much information...

I have not updated my status on Facebook for the past few weeks. I am paranoid that I might be saying too much on my status that people could care less about. So I'm keeping this blog to blurt out whatever it is that I would like to say. This is my space on cyberspace and I also could care less if others think that it is too much.

Friday, February 4, 2011

I'm Just Saying...

Did I just miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime? But how can take on that opportunity when my self esteem has sunken so low.