19 Sep 2012

I Maed Dis

You don't need to be a chef or a culinary-arts graduate to be able to assemble something like this. I'm neither.

 It's a lazy Wednesday afternoon, and not to mention it's been raining a lot these past days. You know those times when you aren't doing anything and then you start raiding the fridge to find something to eat? Then you realize that you're bored, not exactly hungry. Today was just like that. Except my mom actually asked me to cook the beef, and I was in the mood for some Mexican (one of my favorites). I specifically asked her to buy ingredients to make a good amount of Burritos but she's always preferred tacos / nachos. Sometimes parents are just always so stubborn.

Anyway! This is the dish that I came up with: Open beef tacos topped with two kinds of cheese and hash brown on the side. I have to be honest with you guys, plating isn't really my forte as you can see.

You will need:
Taco shells / Nacho chips (They're pretty much the same thing)
Cooking oil
Onions (red and white)
Ground beef
Red bell pepper
Parsley (I didn't have any so I used basil instead)
Nacho cheese and cream cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

What you have to do:

  1. Heat about two tablespoons of oil in a pan.
  2. Once it's hot enough, put in the chopped onion and garlic. Saute until the onion is transparent. Be careful not to burn the garlic!
  3. Add in the red bell pepper that's cut into small cubes.
  4. When you start smelling the red bell pepper (don't ask me how it smells like, you'll know when you're already at it), put in the ground beef and mix it.
  5. Add about 1/4 cup of water and then mix it some more so the beef will come undone (I have no idea how to explain it), add a pinch of salt and pepper let it simmer and wait until the water dries out.
  6. While you're waiting for that, you can start chopping up the tomatoes and onions into little cubes.
  7. On a different pan, fry the brownies until golden brown. Make sure that the oil's very hot but not burnt.
  8. As for the chips, put it in a microwavable plate and top it with the nacho cheese and cream cheese. Pop it in the microwave for about forty seconds or until the cheese melts.
  9. Once your beef is dried up (but still juicy enough), it's good to go!
  10. Assemble!

I'm no food blogger, but it's really fun to talk about food every once in a while.

I pretty much eyeballed the ingredients so there aren't any specific measurements.

16 Sep 2012

Christmas Wishlist 2012

Ber months are here again, and it's wishlist season! It has sort of become some sort of tradition for me, hasn't it?

In my spare time (which is, the entire day) I like to go through websites and save photos of the stuff that I like. Most of the time it gets me in this sulky mood because I can't really afford all of them. One by one. So as early as July, I started to compile a bunch of things that I like, saving them in a folder that I named WANTS - pretty self-explanatory, heh. -___-

A bunch of tops from Vans.

Denim cut offs from Topshop.

Denim hoodie, vest and military-inspired button down all from Topshop.

Black skinny jeans and denim cut-offs from Vans.

Acid washed jeans from Topshop.

Snapbacks and beanie from Vans.

Vans OTW sneakers. 
Vans Creepers (Japan Exclusive)

Leopard Sk8-Hi from Vans

Creepers from TUK

Sneaker creepers from TUK

Basic flats and Moccasins from H&M.

Flatforms from NastyGal

You may have noticed that most of the stuff I picked out aren't exactly the girliest things on the face of the planet. Maybe because I practically live in my sneakers.

Dear friends, my shoe size is 7.5-8 (US Women's) and I'm also an 8 (Medium) when it comes to clothes (shirts and jeans).

2 Sep 2012

Stay Okay

This is how I 'celebrated' the first day of September. August wasn't exactly the best there is but I'm really hoping that the first ber month makes up for it.

Some time last week, a friend of mine who was an apprentice of the great Nero Nieva (Tatay Nero) asked me if I wanted a tattoo and I couldn't help but say yes! Besides, she did a good job with my dad's tattoo and I trust her. She didn't fail me, of course.

This is my own design and I'm so happy with it. I knew from the moment that I wanted to get a quote - something in script, but I wasn't sure which one. Karla told me that I need you so much closer was way too cheesy and I immediately got defensive and said that it's a Death Cab For Cutie song, but according to her, not everybody knows this. So I went with the simple, yet straight to the point "Stay Okay". No regrets.

Tattooed by: Regine Sulit of Octopush Ink