NEW BLOGSITES! HURRRRAY! =)

Posted in Personal, Uncategorized on May 4, 2010 by ketchupplease

Well, well, well… looks like I’ve finally found new homes for my blogs.. hehe =)

Please, please, do link me up!

Here are my new blogs:

Pursuits of Wifeyness and Quench My Thirst

Thank you so much for all your support in my “Ketchup, please?” blog… and looking forward to see you guys  in my new sites! =D


Domain Registration Headaches :P

Posted in Confession Box / Rants!!! on September 17, 2009 by ketchupplease

Hayayayayyyy… I can never count with my fingers and toes and even hair perhaps (lol) the number of times I’ve attempted to register a new blog (that can actually earn)… Finally, my Paypal is A-ok! (but I can’t put ads naman in WordPress!)

So I tried again to make a new blogsite, and tried to get a domain thru Blogger… my credit card wouldn’t get thru so I used my hubby’s.. Losing patience after maybe the 20th time.. (uhuh not so bad) and then I encountered an error requiring me to refresh the page.. Alas, when I refreshed it, it said there was already an existing order for the domain… I got no confirmation message, no email.. NOTHING…

And so there was this message to contact “Support”.. Wow… I have been looking for hours already for an email, somebody to contact in Google or Blogger.. UNBELIEVABLE… It was all just FAQ’s and Forums.. how the heck can i get verification from forums?! By displaying my personal registration details to everyone?!?!?!

Hayayayayay.. pakshit talaga =(

Would I ever be able to finish this? I hate pa naman these things! Pag maka-set up na ko ng blog ko that’s earning, nakuuuuuu magpapa-party na talaga ko! Hanep na all the blood, sweat and tears that I’ve been spending for this effort😛

ARGGGH gusto ko na sabunutan sarili ko!\

😦

GUILTY AS CHARGED!

Posted in Confession Box / Rants!!!, Personal with tags , on September 17, 2009 by ketchupplease

Yes… I plead guilty.. guilty of neglecting my blog for almost 3 months – DELIBERATELY! Haha..

Why, you may ask..

  • For the greedy reason that moi, being a housewife, simply wanna earn some moolah from blogging, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how to!
  • And that I made “tampo” to WordPress after discovering that I can never put ads here! *SIGH*

Now I am seriously contemplating, for the Nth time, if I should migrate to another bloghost…

Somebody help me.. puhleaaase??  THANKS MUCHO!!!

🙂

Back from Internet Hibernation!!! :-)

Posted in Confession Box / Rants!!!, Personal with tags , , , on June 21, 2009 by ketchupplease

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I can’t believe it’s been 1 and 1/2 months since my last post!!! I just got back from the Philippines, and as much as I’d like to blog about something worth blogging, I can’t — coz all the clutter around me are desperately screaming for attention…

Laundry hollers:  Stop procrastinating you b@#tch! I’m about to erode anytime soon.. 5 more minutes and an avalanche is coming your way…

Dishes yell: Hey woman, I need a good wash right now!!! Ughh, I can still smell the remnants of your lunch!!!

Stovetop demands: Seriously.. you need to start cooking dinner NOW! Heck, you don’t even have fresh plates for later… hello???

Grumpy Bed shrieks: Ewwww… 5pm and your bed is still crumpled and all! Get your snoring hubby off me! It’s 5 in the freakin’ afternoon!!!

Luggage yaps: Can’t you at least hide me?? I don’t like hanging around the hallway ya know?!

Ironing board wonders: Uhhhm.. what am I doing in the hallway too? 

Flat Iron wonders too: Yeah.. and what the f@#$ am I doin’ on the couch?!?! 

Bathroom asks: Hello?? And when exactly are you planning to scrub me? Hello, anyone there???

Floor whines: I miss the mop and broom!!!  boohoohoo…. 

Poor Dried-up Basil plant complains: Haven’t you noticed I died from dehydration in the 3 weeks that you were gone? Why am I still sitting here in my pot and hanging from your window?? How insulting…

Happy Trashcan chuckles: Weeee…. I’m getting full.. WEEEEEEE!!!

Clutter and Stuff cheer: It’s Party Time!!! WOOT WOOT!!! 

And I — just spent a good hour on this blog.

This is wrong.

Oh well, I really have to go now.. Please bear with me.. I’ll be back soon (hopefully tomorrow) with some sane post.. First, I gotta shoo all these hallucinations away!!!

🙂

Arab Custard with Cardamom and Rosewater Recipe

Posted in All About Dubai, All About Food!, RECIPES EXCHANGE :) with tags , , , , , on May 7, 2009 by ketchupplease

Hubby and I are so excited to visit the Philippines in a few weeks!🙂 My in-laws are having a family reunion and our titos and titas would prepare their specialty dishes for our beloved Lolo… I assume they would appreciate my contribution as well… *pressure* *pressure*… Damn, I don’t have a specialty dish, boohoohoo! A lot of people loved my mango cheesecake though.. hmm…

It would be nicer to offer them something new this time… a traditional Arab food – maybe a dessert so it would be easier  to make *lol*… Here’s what I found at Sook & Cook… Fairly easy I guess.. Maybe I’ll just bring home the rosewater and cardamom.. I don’t know if I can buy whole milk in the Philippines, but I read on google that I can substitute evaporated milk + water.. I hope it turns out right and yum!!! 

Please, if you have other suggested dishes/dessert, I would really love to hear from you.. Thank you!!! 

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Arab Custard with Cardamom and Rosewater Recipe

Preparation time : 15 Min

Cooking time : 30 Min

Level of difficulty : Low

Ingredients

4 servings

4 cup milk

3/4 cup sugar

3 tablespoons custard powder

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

2 tablespoons rose water

ground pistachios and nuts

Preparation

– Put milk, sugar and cardamom into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Lower heat and taste for sweetness.

– Mix the custard powder with a little water to make a smooth thin paste and carefully stir it, little by little, into the milk mixture, whisking continuously. Continue stirring until the custard is smooth.

– Remove from heat and add rose water. Return to the stove and place over a very low heat to simmer gently for two to three minutes.

– Pour into small bowles, or a large bowl, garnish with pistachios and nuts and chill until ready to eat.

The World is Awesome! (Discovery Channel)

Posted in Music, Personal, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 15, 2009 by ketchupplease

Good morning friends!!! Just wanted to share with you my current favorite ad/song.
A nice reminder for us to see all the beauty that surrounds us…

The world is such a beautiful place… it just depends on how we look at it.

One day, about 5 years ago, I just woke up and in a snap, it dawned on me how beautiful the world is, how beautiful my life is… Funny (some might even find it weird), but true.. Suddenly, I just saw the world in a different light… a gift that I’m always grateful for – being able to see the world through rose-colored glasses. And from then on, I’m easily amazed with the simple little things that are actually God’s miracles. 

Have a beautiful life!🙂

“The World Is Awesome” (Discovery Channel)

Two astronauts float in space – voiceover:

 

Astronaut 1: It never gets old, huh? 

Astronaut 2: Nope.

Astronaut 1: It kinda makes you want to…

Astronaut 2: Break into song?

Astronaut 1: Yep

 

I love the mountains, I love the clear blue skies …

I love big bridges …

I love when great whites fly …

I love the whole world …

And all its sights and sounds …

Boom-de-ah-da, Boom-de-ah-da, Boom-de-ah-da, Boom-de-ah-da!

I love the ocean …

I love real dirty things …

I love to go fast …

I love Egyptian kings …

I love the whole world …

And all its craziness …

Boom-de-ah-da, Boom-de-ah-da, Boom-de-ah-da, Boom-de-ah-da!

I love tornadoes …

I love arachnids …

I love hot magma …

I love the giant squid …

I love the whole world, it’s such a brilliant place …

Boom-de-ah-da, Boom-de-ah-da, Boom-de-ah-da, Boom-de-ah-da!

My Arabian Dream… coming soon! :-)

Posted in All About Dubai, Travel, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2009 by ketchupplease

Ok let’s face it… hubby and I are here in Dubai for work purposes and not really for leisure…

Bored with our dull routine, I looked up places where we can explore and find out more about Middle Eastern culture. One time, I dragged my hubby to explore the Dubai Museum (which turned out not to be the main museum, but a government office/gallery, oops… ) Excitedly took pictures and all… then hubby laughed at me and said as if we’re tourists… I looked back at him and smiled.. “hell, yeah we ARE tourists!!! We pay so much to see and explore other countries, and it’s ironic that we’ve been here for quite a while already (2 years for him), and yet we haven’t seen the really interesting places… For me, being a “tourist or traveller” is more of a state of mind… This is actually a good opportunity for us to experience the immensely rich Arabian culture! 

Dubai is a very modern city, filled with too many new malls and structures, but it doesn’t quench my thirst for mid-eastern culture.. I don’t really appreciate modern stuff as much as old culture-y stuff. I looked up possible weekend getaways, but it wasn’t very easy coz I had one major restriction — a big NO-NO to modern hotels/resorts! — and  Dubai, as we all know, is such a new city, some even call it an “artificial city”.. *sob* 

I thirst for old Arabian architecture, decor, Moroccan lamps (ohhh how I love them!), local cuisine, ambiance… the works! 

After days of googling and checking with our friends, I finally found the perfect place for a weekend getaway at Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert and Resort Spa! (right smack in the desert, baby! *wink*) A bit overbudget, so we’ll just wait for our First Wedding Anniversary in a few weeks so we can celebrate at the same time… Nevertheless, we already booked last night, and specifically requested a room overlooking the desert! ohhh… sounds like the perfect Arabian paradise! 

 I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!🙂 This experience will definitely go to our Memories of a Lifetime Bank”… 

My advice to fellow Pinoys in UAE —  do stretch a bit and treat yourself to some wonderful Arabian experience.. Make sure to bring home beautiful memories with you before you leave this desert city. Money’s as good as nothing if you can’t enjoy it once in a while, right?… 

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