i hate to admit it but the first time i’ve seen a Brillante Mendoza movie, called Serbis, i just didn’t like it. perhaps it’s because lately i’ve come to prefer watching stupid comedy movies. i had enough of the serious ones that usually lure you into believing there is something more to it than what it is. only to find out in the end that it’s just another piece of pretentious bullshit.Continue reading Captive
Since I have plenty of time in my hands, I have decided to take up a bit of cooking, mostly Filipino recipes. I am proud to say that i have now mastered chicken adobo. and was able to successfully accomplish lumpiang sariwa (fresh spring rolls) at the very first attempt. I was even able to serve it to real live guests, who appreciated it very much. I have this site to thank for, for all the easy-to-follow, honest-to-goodness authentic Filipino dishes.Continue reading French cuisine neophyte
Tried my hand at baking for the first time.
|Muffins au banane et noix de pécan… miam, miam!!!|
Followed the recipe here. It was surprisingly easy. And they turned out to be not bad at all for a first time.
Will try with blueberries next. 🙂
|Coffee in France is always espresso, unless you specify otherwise. I had a decaffeinated one here. You see the blocks of sugar on the side? Crafty, eh? But not very sanitary, if you’re finicky about other people touching those blocks before you do.|
|Pastries and candies — the ones on top are made from the famous Toulouse Violettes, below are loads and loads of cakes and pies and tarts|
|Of course, a trip to the french grocery or market wouldn’t be quite complete without passing by a humongous selection of cheese|
And if you ever go to the fresh open market, which they call marché, you will find fresher produce, and a lot more interesting and exotic stuff like rabbits and deer, etc. They’re usually open for only a few hours in the morning, though.
Food, I think is just about the best thing you can find in this country.
Just got back from the sage-femme (midwife), and today was the first time I heard my baby’s heartbeat.
I have been pregnant for three months now, so I guess I should start talking about it.
It was moving about quite a lot, as seen from the ultrasound. And it’s starting to look like my husband, I think. 🙂
It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
Nothing better to celebrate a new job, moving to a new country in another continent, with a different civil status in a few short months than having a shot of pure flaming absinthe with good friends and colleagues.
And of course this was followed by several other vile flaming concoctions.
I went down on the fifth or was it sixth shot?..
And now, i need to go to my French class.
Wish me luck, folks!