There’s a fine line between childhood and adulthood. Apparently.
I am 21 going on 35 and 21 going on 12 depending on the hour of the day you catch me. I’m walking the line. In the middle. I haven’t crossed over just yet. On the plus side, I haven’t completely resigned myself to Neverland (the fictitious location in Peter Pan, not the ranch).
I lose my balance on this tightrope more often than I should. It seems as though whenever I tip toward full-blown adulthood, I self-correct, falling back into childhood and hitting all the branches on the way down. Like that time in Target when I purposely bought things from the children’s section because they had Hello Kitty on them. Or the fact that I’m still terrified to call a store and ask for their hours, let alone go somewhere alone. I’m past the stage of needing someone to…
Read this post and felt the same way as Flip (the author) did. Life forces us to grow up. Being childlike is not a trait the society approves of. But there is a child in all of us. Might as well live life a child and be happy than try to be an stiff adult all the time!
First off, sorry it has been a month since I managed to put fingers to keys and write anything. A lot has happened in the past few weeks, mostly good, some bad, and nothing that I intend to dwell on for long.
The main news is that, after months of wrangling, foot stamping and form signing, I now have a job (woop) and the incredibly messed up sleep schedule that comes with shift work.
Hence the prolonged silence.
Not that I am complaining, I am loving work and I still walk in to the new office and think “wow, I work here, that’s amazing.”
There are various blog posts milling around my head at the moment, vying for attention like children trying to be picked first in class.
In my half befuddled state, however, I am incapable of putting most of the…
Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Minced Dried Onions
2 eggs, extra large sized
2 tomatoes, medium sized, sliced into 1cm squares
1 tbsp dried minced onions
6 tbsp water
2 tbsp oil to saute the tomatoes in
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp to fry the egg
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk them well with a fork
2. When they become frothy, add the water. Put a little salt and pepper to taste.
3. Set aside.
4 In a skillet, warm the oil. Add the butter right away. Do not let this get too hot. After a few seconds, put in the tomatoes.
5. Let the tomatoes soften for about 4 minutes in medium fire.
6. Remove the tomatoes from the pan and add it to the egg mixture. Add the minced onions.
7. Fold the mixture and fry in the pan. You may need the extra oil for this
8 Serve while hot with hot toasted bread and coffee!
Scrambled Eggs is one of my favorite snacks. Cooked this dish one night when I was really hungry and wanted to make the simple scrambled eggs a bit special. It is practical yet lovely meal that everyone can enjoy
I have always been a geek. I was born an outsider; a wallflower. Ever since I was kid I loved BOOKS. I have also kept my self well away from everything mainstream; thinking that they are but atrocious sellouts. I have often experienced ridicule; maybe because I was different or maybe because I was born partially blind.
But as I grew older I learned to embrace the geek in me. I no longer try to fit in. And as they say I am now “happy with my skin”. I no longer try to pile on make up to hide my imperfections; I just latter on anti aging creams (thank God for Olay). Even if I am not one of those oh so pretty girls I am very happy with how I look. I now have long locks and a healthy glowing skin that makes me look like I’m 25 instead of 27. But I’m still geeky I love preppy clothes. I still think that the Chuck Taylor shoes are the best shoe design ever made. I still believe that black and white photos best express the true beauty of the film. Classical music does not make me sleep; it makes inspired to work and study and read. And yes I am very much still into “real” books and abhor the monstrosities they call e-books (there is something about how a books smells that draws me to it). Being a geek is not bad at all; in fact I think it is pretty cool.
The life of a geek is no easy feat. Oftentimes people misunderstand you. In some places they even bully you for it. But no matter, you must tough it out and scream to the world “I am a geek and I’m proud of it!”.
The smell of warm ragu and marinara sauce wafting in the pizzeria; the enticing display of different pizzas and pastas; the commis making the pizza and baking them; all these make my mouth water. Sbarro, the pizzeria built by a woman I see on the picture hanging on the wall; Mama Sbarro. Mama Sbarro must have been one of those brave and strong Italian women I always hear of. She did not just cook; she created a restaurant that is as warm and as welcoming as her dining table back in Italy.
Sbarro is one of my top picks if I’d be very hungry and walking in a mall with a sea of restaurants. I can almost feel the Italian breeze when I close my eyes inside this store. The interiors may not be so grand. You may need to wait and line up for sometime for you to get your food. You may even need to “guard your territory” to get a table; but no matter what I’d still go for this resto.
Sbarro’s food is really, really, really good. My best pick is their Angus beef steak pizza topped with their signature ragu sauce with an additional bowl of ragu sauce for extra toppings. It’s warm and savory and meaty all at the same time. It’s very filling. It can feed two normal people or one very hungry monster like me. I also love the Grandma Sbarro’s pizza. It’s made with good pizza dough; topped with lots of mozzarella cheese, ripe sweet tomatoes and basil; baked until it all crisp and yummy. Another one on my favorite’s list is the baked ziti. This delectable treat makes my mouth water just by even looking at it. Its super good with its gooey mozzarella cheese and chiffonade basil all melding the flavors together to create a symphony that my stomach loves. And of course there is always the case of dessert. My top pick would there blueberry cheese cake. It’s smooth and sweet (but not too sweet!). It’s like a slice of heaven on a plate. Sbarro’s food is all truly gastronomically orgasmic.
The best part about Sbarro’s food is not just the taste but also the price. Everything is reasonably priced. You can go there with a date and just have 500php and still be very satisfied after your meal. You can even go solo and just bring about 200php with you. Considering the great food quality and the reasonable price Sbarro is really a must try for every Filipino out there! Bon Appetit!
All this talk about food has made my tummy roar like crazy. I think I need to head out now to the nearest Sbarro and stuff my belly with all the food I just mentioned! I love you Sbarro! My tummy loves you!