On The Table: Pan-Fried Tamarind Chicken

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Because of my love for Sinigang- a Filipino soup or stew characterized by its sour taste most often associated with tamarind, I’ve decided to do a fried version of it (without veggies of course ūüėÜ) using chicken as my main.

Everyone loves fried chicken! So to give it a little twist, here’s what you’ve got to do:

INGRIDIENTS:

  • 1kg chicken wings
  • 1 pack Sinigang Mix
  • Oil

PROCEDURE:

  • Marinate chicken wings in sinigang mix for at least 20-30 minutes.
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Deep fry chicken wings for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
  • Drain in paper towel.

Easy peasy, right?! Enjoy warm!

Love,
Kat

 

 

 

 

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Beauty: Neutrals and Pink 

Beauty: Neutrals and Pink 

Maybelline lippies were introduced to me just recently. Well, I know I might be already late in reviewing these shades but still I want to share my experience with you, my 3 readers. (That’s Mom, Kim & Kai) lol

Here are my top 4 favorites:

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1. CLAY CRUSH

I instantly fell in love and it instantly became a favorite! Clay Crush has a creamy matte finish (you might think wth?! How can mattes be creamy, right? But guys, it actually is creamy matte *wink) I am very much in love with its light brown color with a little pink undertone. It has a sophisticated shade which can be worn daily. Clay Crush is a dupe of Urban Decay’s Uptight! UD comfort mattes are one of the best things in this world (will write that on a separate entry :)) 

2. TOUCH OF SPICE

Touch of Spice offers a medium-toned reddish brown with mauve undertone shade. It’s really pretty and you can look ready for anything when wearing this. It also is creamy matte which made Touch of Spice perfect! My mom loves this shade ūüôā 

3. NUDE NUANCE

This color works for me! I was blown away the first time I tried it. Hehe ang OA! Pero seriously, this shade is gorgeous! It’s dark nude which works well with downplayed or full formal makeup.

4. MAKE ME BLUSH

Texture is powder matte and it feels light and comfortable on the lips. However after a few applications, it may tend to dry your lips out. Shade is coral which is perfect for summer! Been using Make Me Blush lately and colleagues keep on saying it’s pretty. Well I think it also works for me teehee.

So there you go, my top 4 favorite lipsticks from Maybelline! I can’t wait to try more of their shades because some of the popular ones are sold out! I’ve been to several department stores already checking it but they’re still unavailable. One thing that made me attached to it too aside from the quality is their cheap price, roughly around 199-299.

Thanks for dropping by!

Love,

Kat

Diary: Why Brave? ‘Cos I am

Diary: Why Brave? ‘Cos I am

People always think I am confident, strong¬†and fearless. What they don’t know deep down my nerves, fear gets me all the time. When in a crowd, when I need to voice out my opinion, when I need to stand up for something. Maybe I just try to¬†look at my best even¬†when my knees and hands¬†quiver to death. Then I just try to be brave.

Then I thought… What really is bravery?

And it’s not all heroes and superheroes.

I am no expert, but I guess bravery is pushing yourself past the point when you’re at the edge of giving up. There’s no backing down. There’s no looking back. It’s waking up every morning and knowing that nothing will be handed to you. It’s knowing that the impossible is possible. That no matter how painful it is, you’d still try and you’d still give your best shot. Bravery is¬†listening to your heart and learning how to say no. It’s¬†creating a world you want for yourself. It’s allowing to get your heart broken. It’s looking at failure differently. Bravery is believing that tomorrow will always be better.

So I made a choice.. I need something to constantly remind me that I can. Everyday… I can. No matter what the fudge come up, I can. No matter how hard I stumble, I still can.

Life is all about choices sabi nga nila. So for me, I choose to be brave.

Love,

Kat

Diary: My Perfect Wedding Dress

Hello, ladies!

My interpretation of a perfect wedding dress would be something really extraordinary. My groom may be non-existent but that won’t stop me from dreaming!

Sharing with you my top picks!

by Madeline Gardner

 

by Madeline Gardner

 

by Monique Lhuillier

 

After party gowns

 

by Rosa Clara

 

by Elie Saab

 

by Elie Saab

¬†And my most favorite…

by Elie Saab

I could imagine the slim version of me in these dresses! hahaha! Haaaaaaay! Ang sarap lang managinip!

Love,

Kat

 

Diary: Coffee Isn’t For Me

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Perhaps a lot of my friends are aware that I am not a coffee person. I drink coffee occasionally, like once a year (lol) and when I do, I make sure it has a great deal¬†of milk and sugar.¬†But my sisters are different, they’re so much addicted to it!

Having said that, my entire family¬†jump starts each day by drinking coffee. Our breakfast table wouldn’t be complete without it. Sure, I‚Äôve been enticed by the strong¬†warm smell of freshly brewed coffee but I don’t know… It’s just not my thing. I just can’t stand to drink it as it is.

So what keeps me going every morning? Hot Chocolate!¬†Its warm sweet chocolaty¬†smell excites me to start my day! It may be sinful but hell I care! My most favorite would be Jollibee’s Hot Chocolate! I’m obsessed with its rich flavor! I love Coffee Bean’s Double Hot Chocolate too that has marshmallows on top, Starbucks’ Signature Hot Chocolate would be my third favorite! But let me tell you, the best hot choco ever? Swiss Miss! It’s very soothing and delicious. Oooooooooooh! I just can imagine curling up on the couch, watching my favorite series while¬†savoring every sip! (Time check: 19:40, still at work and imagining it makes me want to go home!)

How about you? What gets you up in the morning?

Love,

Kat