March 31, 2014

Zagu- Inspired Halo-Halo shake

Zagu-Inspired Halo-Halo Shake
Summer is on its way already except this past few days that it has been raining. On summer days, we tried to find ways to cool down the scorching heat of the sun. One is thru refreshment. Here is another suggestion that you can try - Zagu-Inspired Halo-Halo Shake.
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March 28, 2014

Sweet Sexy Snack: Creamy Delight Preps You for Summer

Summer is here! To keep you in shape this summer here's a sweet sexy snack for you.

From the Press Release Kit:

Creamy Delight Pasteurized Yogurts
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March 27, 2014

Embutido ala Chemist Dad

Embutido ala Daddy with yang chow rice
Sometimes, we are thinking what to have for our breakfast. Hirap kasi mag-isip araw so I came up preparing food for breakfast over the weekends that can be kept in the fridge or freezer and can be cooked in the morning. I made skinless longganisa which I posted my recipe on my other blog before and embutido special. What makes this special? I simply placed hotdog in the middle.
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March 26, 2014

Mini Thank You Giveaway!

Since it's Daddy Allan's birthday today, we will start our  Momaye's Shoppe's MINI THANK YOU GIVEAWAY. As promised for reaching 1500+ likes in Facebok.


Mini Thank You Giveaway

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March 25, 2014

Pooqui-pooqui

Pooqui-pooqui with Ensaldang Repolyo
I don’t know if I have to consider the title of this post explicit or not. But the name of this dish really exists in Ilocos Region. I saw this recipe from Chef Boy Logro’s “Idol sa Kusina”.
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March 24, 2014

Nature's Touch Monday: One Foggy Morning

"Look deep into nature,
and then you will understand everything better."
- Albert Einstein

One Foggy Morning
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March 23, 2014

Ensaladang Repolyo

Ensaladang Repolyo
I learned this very easy dish from Papa and I know that this is known by most Ilocanos (and some "groups" maybe). I found it good especially with fried or inihaw na isda. I did this twice at home already and they enjoyed eating naman.
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March 22, 2014

Crochet Converse Blue and Red/White Striped

Happy Friday! Let me show the crochet converse booties I made.

Crochet Converse Blue and Red/White Striped
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March 21, 2014

Random Shots Friday: Sad or What?

““Every man has his secret sorrows 
which the world knows not; 
and often times we call a man cold 
when he is only sad.” 
 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



This is taken from the Dragon Dance at SM Marilao last Chinese New Year.

Looking at the boy carrying the last post or the tail part of the dragon, he seems to be sad.

Do you think he is really sad or just tired carrying and roaming around the mall?
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March 19, 2014

Pansit with Togue and Mani

In every birthday celebration, pancit is always present. Pampahaba daw ng buhay. So I want to share another way to cook pancit. I included additional ingredients. First is peanuts (Bechay lang ang peg). I got this from the teleserye "Got to Believe". I also added another veggie –the togue or mung bean sprouts.
Ingredients: cabbage, Baguio beans, peanuts, togue and carrots
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March 18, 2014

Flower Power Tuesday: The Lily

"Keep love in your heart. 
A life without it is like a sunless garden
when the flowers are dead."
-Oscar Wilde
The Lily
Here's one of the photos stored in my file. Matagal na dapat nakapost ito. Guess where I took this one?

A bit scary I took this shot, in cemetery last Undas.
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March 17, 2014

Natures Touch Monday: Tiny Flowers

"Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve.
Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water.
But there must be sunlight also.
A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does,
the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.” 
-Brian Jacques, Taggerung

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March 16, 2014

Tuna Pockets

Tuna pockets in fun shapes

Here is an easy-to-do snacks. I got this recipe one time we went to SM Savemore.
Ingredients: Loaf bread, tuna, mayonaise, eggs, bread crumbs, grated cheese
You will need:
Loaf bread, flattened
1 can Tuna Flakes, oil drained
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup cheese, grated
2 pcs egg, beaten
Bread crumbs
Oil for frying
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March 15, 2014

On Summer Classes for Kids

The Keyboard
The other day, Mommy, me and one of our colleagues were talking about summer classes for our kids. According to our colleague, his son wants to enroll in a Taekwondo class. Without her knowledge, his son already singed the enrollment form and asking for the payment. She told us that she has no choice but to give him the enrollment fee. Still she's having second thought since just recently a minor died because of the boxing game in a inter-school sports event. I have heard also that some government officials is thinking of banning minors from joining sports that has sparring, and Taekwondo is one of these.
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March 12, 2014

Crochet Soccer Ball Hat Pattern

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Crochet Soccer Ball Hat
Here is the pattern for the soccer ball. I made modifications on the pattern to end up the desired head circumference asked by one of our customers.

You will need:
Hook – size 5
Black light worsted yarn
White worsted yarn
Red or any shade you want light worsted yarn
Tapestry needle for weaving

5 pieces hexagon
For the hexagon, use white yarn and do 5 pieces.
Round 1. Ch4, 11dc on the first chain, sl-st on top of chain 4 (you will now have 12dc).
Round 2. Ch3, 3dc on the same st as ch3, *dc on the next st, 4 dc on the next st. Repeat * 5 more times. Sl-st on top of ch3.
Round 3. Ch3, dc on the same st as ch3, dc on the next 3 sts, *4dc on the next st, *dc on the next 4 sts. Repeat * 5 more times. Sl-st on top of ch3. Fasten off.

Note: the 4dc in group in round 3 should fall between in between 2nd and 3rd dc of the 4dc group of round 2.

5 pieces hexagon and 6 pieces pentagon
For the pentagon, use black yarn and do 6 pieces.
Round 1. Ch4, 9dc on the first chain, sl-st on top of chain 4 (you will now have 10dc).
Round 2. Ch3, 3dc on the same st as ch3, *dc on the next st, 4 dc on the next st. Repeat * 4 more times. Sl-st on top of ch3.
Round 3. Ch3, dc on the same st as ch3, dc on the next 3 sts, *4dc on the next st, *dc on the next 4 sts. Repeat * 4 more times. Sl-st on top of ch3. Fasten off.

5 pieces half-hexagon
For the half-hexagon, use white yarn and do 5 pieces.
Round 1. Ch4, 6dc on the first chain, (you will now have 7dc).
Round 2. Ch3,turn, 2dc on the same st as ch3, dc on the next st, 4 dc on the next st, dc on the next st, 4dc on the next st, dc on the next st, 2dc on the last st (top of ch4 on the previous round).
Round 3. Ch3, dc on the same st as ch3, dc on the next 3 sts, 4dc on the next st, dc on the next 4 sts, 4dc on the next st, dc on the next 4 sts. 2dc on the last st. Fasten off.

Thru slip-stitch, attach one side of the hexagon to the pentagon, then attach the adjacent sides of the hexagon. Now, attach the other 5 pentagons in between hexagons. See below.

Pentagon and hexagon attached

This time, attach the half hexagon in between pentagons. See below.


Top view
Inside view
Now you have a semi-soccer ball. To make the next step easier, weave the loose yarns using tapestry needle first.

DC round1. Attach the white yarn at any part, ch3, make dc in each st or space all around. Sl-st on top of ch3.
DC round 2: Ch3, dc in each st around. Sl-st on top of ch3 and fasten off.
DC round 3: Attach the red or any yarn color of your choice on the sl-st of the previous round. Ch3, dc around, sl-st on top of ch3.
DC round 4. Ch3, dc in each st around. Sl-st on top of ch3
DC round 5. Ch3, dc in each st around. Sl-st on top of ch3. Fasten off.
DC round 6. Attach the black yarn on the sl-st of the previous round. Ch3, dc around, sl-st on top of ch3.
DC round 7. Ch3, dc in each st around. Sl-st on top of ch3
DC round 8. Ch3, dc in each st around. Sl-st on top of ch3. Fasten off.


For the ear flap and braids.
From the sl-st of DC round 8, count 12 stitches to the left. Attach black yarn and make ch3.
Round 1. Dc2tog on the next 2 sts, dc on the next 13 sts, dc2tog on the next 2 sts.
Round 2. Ch3, turn. Dc2tog on the same sts as ch3 and the next st, dc on the next sts until only 2 sts remained, dc2tog on these last 2 sts.
Succeeding rounds. Repeat round 2 until only single dc2tog on the last round.

Do edging thru sc around the earflap. 

Do this on the opposite side.

Using the three colors of yarn used (black, white and the color of your choice), connect the group of yarns and make a braid with your desired length.


Feel free to copy the pattern and enjoy crocheting.
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Top view of the finished product
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March 11, 2014

Colorful Felt Cloth Letters

Finally got a time to post these felt cloth letters Daddy Allan and I made this weekend.

Colorful name felt cloth letters
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