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The Best Filipino Dishes Ever Cooked

During these COVID-19 days where almost everybody is at home because of the community quarantine, cooking is life. And in cooking is where most of us discover our creativity and passion. Here is a post to inspire you and the same time open up our minds in the reality of the pandemic crisis we’re into. Let me give you some facts. Cooking by ourselves brings us a lot of benefits. First, we get to ensure that the food is clean for we prepare it on our own. Second, we tend to cut our expenditures since the price of a typical one-order-meal from a “karinderya” or restaurant can be equivalent to be about two or three servings when we cook. Indeed, that is true. Third, we learn as we cook as well discover our potentials in this kind of house chore; and that thing alone is priceless! In this blog, I would be happy to share with you my personal style of cooking. Probably one of the most satisfying hobbies of mine is cooking (together with planting and writing), for in here, I can experime

A Strong Message: Filipinos Will Win the Fight Against COVID-19

We will survive this battle against COVID-19. If we follow government directives, we will. If we impose disciplines among ourselves, we will. If we think about the welfare of everyone, we will. In times like this, winning is about cooperation. Filipinos will fight. Filipinos will rise. Filipinos will win. Humanity will survive this serious battle. A lady guard in a grocery store told me: “Sir, nakapamili na rin kayo sa wakas”.  (Sir, you’ve finally bought what you need.) And I responded: “Oo nga Mam, nakaraos din sa mahabang pila at paghihintay”.  (Oh yes Mam, I finished it despite the long queue and waiting time.) The situation outside is obviously not the usual. Buying your groceries, fish or meat, and even medicine takes a longer time than usual. You will have to queue, spend some time outside under the heat of the sun, and be extra-careful when handling food items, when entering doors, and when speaking with people. Social distancing is observed and wearing of face masks