Last night, we went to a night market so I can buy flowers and bibingka. I love this photo of people cooking bibingka (rice cake) here on the street. The purple food is called puto bong bong (rice cake with coconut and sugar).
We ate at lomi house in lipa city yesterday before going to mataasnakahoy. My mom ordered lomi- a local specialty of noodles, egg, meat and thickened by cassava flour. A very filling soup. I got the pork adobo with rice. Yum except for the fat on the meat.
Got this announcement from my friends at OCAPICA. Looks like a great event to support!
OCA-Orange County works in partnership with National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)-Orange County to host their annual Holiday Toy Drive & mixer on Dec 7th, 6:30pm- 9:30pm @ the OC Mart MIX.
All collected toys will be donated to Hearts of Charity and Friends, OCAPICA, and The Cambodian Family!
Please bring new and unwrapped toys worth of minimum $10 value, and consider what children would like!
Date and Time:
Wednesday, December 7th @ 6:30 to 9:30 pm
OC Mart MIX CENTER AREA
3313 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Pre-register: $5 + toy or $15 without a toy
$10 + toy or $20 without a toy
Purpose: To collect toys for three local API organizations for the Christmas holidays and bring together various API communities within the OC area
To RSVP or Register Online: www.2011toydrivemixer.eventbrite.com
Questions can be directed to Ellen Chen at ellen.…
Don't forget the Star Boutique is tomorrow in Fountain Valley. The boutique will feature artisan jewelry, baby accessories, totes made from designer fabric, stained glass ornaments, artwork and photography, and scented candles. It's a can't miss event!
More info: Eye and Feel of Design Presents Star Boutique
Friday, December 2, 2011 4pm to 9pm
Fountain Valley residence 16449 Filbert Street Fountain Valley, CA
Featuring homemade local artisans Etsy products like HBMuse jewelry, Transparent Dreams stained glass, Picadilly Cottage accessories, Scentsie candles, Eye and Feel Design designer fabric items, Nature Notebook's artwork and photography
Free admission Cash only please Some vendors accept credit cards Feel free to bring a canned good to donate to His Hands Service
I read this interesting Article about how college campuses are redoing their food options. It's about time. I know when I went to school I never liked the cafeteria food. Blaachhh! Bravo to college campuses who pay attention to students' needs.
Got this email announcement and definitely had to share.
Vanishing Filipino Americans: The Bridge Generation By Peter Jamero
Booklaunching and Talk Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Carson Public Library 151 E. Carson Street Carson, CA 90745 (310) 830-0901
Documentation of Filipino American history is largely limited to the Manong Generation that immigrated to the US in the early 1900s. Their second-generation children -- the Bridge Generation -- are now in their sixties, seventies, and eighties; however, the literature is silent regarding their life in America. Vanishing Filipino Americans explores the Bridge Generation's growing up years; their maturation as participants in Filipino youth clubs; their development of a unique subculture; their civic participation; and their triumphs and struggles in America's workforce. Jamero begins the process of documenting the experiences and contributions of these second-generation Filipino Americans, addressing a significant…
Denim After Dark! It’ll be on November 3rd here at Madewell, South Coast Plaza from 5pm to 9pm. It’ll be a great night of complementary treats, drinks, music and lots of great shopping (there’ll be a secret sale that you won’t want to miss).
Sounds like it'll be fun. You should check it out!
I had a little makeover when I was in Montreal. Delta lost our luggage so no makeup or beauty product the whole trip. I decided to splurge on Chanel foundation and eyeshadow. The vitalumiere line does really refresh your face. A must for a tired on the go mom like me! Their eyeshadow is the best. Doesn't crease and is long lasting.
This is another example of a beautiful Cathedral. It was my first time attending a French speaking mass. The choir and organ was a nice addition to the mood of the mass. I love going to cathedrals where you can see history before your very eyes.
We visited the beautiful St. Joseph cathedral several weeks ago. Father Andre had a vision to have a church dedicated to St. Joseph. My pictures do not capture the immense beauty of this place. The architecture, details and thought put into this plAce can really be seen. This church is a must see if you go to Montreal.
We tried a native Canadian dish called poutine. What is it exactly? Fries with gravy and cheese poured on top. I admit it was Kinda funky when I tried it at first, then I kept stealing some from my hubby.
If you ever want to see the grand daddy of all food courts, you must go to Montreal's underground city. This mall connects commuters to train stations plus has the best selection of casual dining around. I loved seeing everyone speak French too.
When we were there, hubby and baby got a 3 curry meal from tandoori While I got a beef plate from Kimchi. Mmm, Mmm, good!
Our first night in Montreal was spent grabbing dinner at Brit & chips in Old Montreal. This place was delicious. You can never go wrong with fried food. The authentic British meal was really good that I went here a second time during my visit.