Thursday, September 18, 2008

happy birthday party number two

This is my second birthday party that was organized by Dr. Alan with the help of his friends.I would like to thank Chef Bernz with his associate Tolitz for cooking the sumptous dinner for everyone Im so thanktful for them for sharing thier skills in cooking and it is a gift given wholeheartedly for me.Thank you all for joining and sharing your time with me.

happy birthday party number one

I just want to share the happiness of celebrating the birthday of mine to everyone September 16 is the date that i should treasured and a day of thanksgiving.I would like to thank my friends for the greetings,for the party,for the gifts and for the love and support.I missed my family I celebrated my birthday again without them.This is my second time to celebrate it here in Saudi Arabia.My pre birthday celebration, a party done in Tony Romas in Corniche,Al-khobar KSA is full of surprises,gifts and events something not to forget,moments that is something to be treasured of.

birthday cake number one

A surprised choco-vanilla ice cream cake by my friends.Thank you.

birthday cake number two

This is my second birthday cake, a choco vanilla cake ,a gift given by Dr Alan an optometrist here in Saudi and it was specially made by his friend a Pinoy Pastry chef named Charlotta aka Kimsamsoom.

Friday, September 5, 2008

first year in al-khobar

Today is my first year anniversary of staying here in Al-khobar after in Riyadh.I like it here,clean,beautiful surroundings,little relax compared to Riyadh,major places are near to each other,friendly people,near the beach oh i love the views, i love the salty crisp air flashing on my face.What i hate here is the humid weather as if i am on a big sauna room,just standing and doing nothing almost all of my body is sweating but still i love it.Thanks God i survived the Al-khobar life style so simple yet amazing and i learned so many things in dealing about life specially when boredom strikes and i surprised myself of new hobbies and new discoveries.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Pansit Tiwi

The information about Pansit of Tiwi is worth a million of pesos as what Edu Mansano the host of Pilipinas Game Ka na Ba? asked his contestant on what is the main ingredients that makes pansit of Tiwi,Albay special, sad to say the contestant don't know the answer so no one million pesos for him, but it is more too bad on my part that Tiwi is my hometown and i don't know anything about it.Shame on me but anyway my big thanks to The Filipino Channel for airing that show here in KSA and I am now informed that Pansit of Tiwi is made up of seaweeds.To confirmed that info i phoned my dad about that matter and it is true according to him.I searched it also on the internet and surprisingly there is an article talked about it written by my classmate in high school who is now a reporter in ABS-CBN,thank you Sarita.

Albay folk promote seaweed 'pansit'
By SARITA KARE;ABS-CBN Regional Network Group

Pansit or rice noodles -- how ever you cook it -- is a favorite Pinoy fare.But coastal residents of Tiwi town in Albay province have discovered a new pansit variety right in their backyard.Seaweed pansit has become a favorite among residents, thus creating another business opportunity for farmers.

Tiwi is teeming with seaweeds, making it the perfect place for seaweed pansit makers.Aside from its unique taste, seaweed noodles is packed with health-benefits."We cant get calcium from seaweed and it's good for the children's bone and teeth development. For adults, seaweed has magnesium that prevents cardiovascular [problems],” said Seth Conde, the town’s project manager for seaweed pansit production.

Seaweed noodles can be cooked into pansit canton, pansit luglug, spaghetti or carbonara.A pack of seaweed noodles costs P25 while a kilo is sold for P50.Some residents have also made chips out of seaweeds sold at P10 per pack.Seaweed noodles are also making a social impact in Tiwi."We're targetting schools that have malnourished children," said Conde.

Presently, seaweed-made products are being manufactured at the back of the municipal gym.There are also plans to supply seaweed pansit to various businesses in the province.So if you're in Albay -- make sure to visit Tiwi where seaweed noodles have helped families earn extra income provide a food source for poverty-stricken children and put the municipality on the gourmet map.