Monday, February 22, 2010

Beef Salpicao

I have been craving for beef salpicao these past few weeks. And I couldn't find the one resto that serves beef salpicao as I want it I did my homework and research for the recipe. I have been trying to perfect my beef salpicao and I finally made it :) My sister told me that I got it already and I want to share it to you guys...enjoy and happy eating :P
  • 250 grams beef strips (bacon style)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (minced or more if you like)
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons liquid seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small can of mushrooms (sliced in half)


  1. In a bowl marinate beef in salt & pepper, garlic, oyster sauce, liquid seasoning and olive oil for a few minutes.
  2. In a saute pan, heat oil in very high heat.
  3. Put in beef and all marinade ingredients and toss very swiftly keeping the heat very high.
  4. In a separate pan, saute minced garlic and mushroom until golden brown. Add a pinch of salt & pepper.
  5. Add in the garlic and mushrooms while tossing. Finish with butter.
  6. Serve with garlic rice.

**You can change the measurements of the ingredients according to your taste. :)

Source: (revised)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Because I want my closet to be like this

As I was browsing I saw this article and since then i have been dreaming about this..

1. Take stock of your closetWalnutPlatElfaFreeCloset_x.jpg

Imagine, a wardrobe filled with only your favorite pieces that fit well and look great on you! Most of us have a closet overflowing with long forgotten items we never wear, which makes getting dressed each day a chore. It's time to take stock of your wardrobe and look at everything with a fresh eye. This is your first step towards discovering your personal style and creating a wardrobe that works for you.

First, set aside everything that you love, have worn recently and know you want to keep. Everything that is left should be tried on and examined with a discerning eye. Get rid of anything that doesn't fit, is in poor condition or is woefully out of style - there's no sense hanging on to things you'll never wear or waiting until something comes back into style. After eliminating the dead weight, what remains are old favorites that are ready to be rediscovered and added to your daily wardrobe.

2. Think like a fashion editor

Now it's time to act like a fashion editor: mix and match your pieces and see how they can be worn in new ways. Get creative or use magazines (and for inspiration, you'll be amazed at how many new outfits you can create with the pieces you already own. And if you're truly organized, take digital photos of your outfit ideas - it will make getting dressed easier and will ensure that items don't get lost in the back of your closet again.

Finally, organize your closet the best that you can and move your most versatile favorites front and center. Remember, if you can't see it, you won't wear it.

3. Shop for what you need, not what you want

Now that your closet is organized and you (hopefully) love everything that remains, it's time to rethink how you shop. Don't obsess over the latest must-have, focus on what you need to round out your wardrobe instead. Do you really need a 10th pair of black pumps or another little black dress? No, but perhaps that fabulous statement necklace is just the thing to make your little black dress or classic white shirt pop.

4. Stock up on timeless classics you'll wear for years to come

Savvy shoppers know that well-rounded wardrobes begin with a core set of basics that easily ride the fickle fashion waves from season to season. These investment pieces help to create a strong foundation upon which seasonal trendy items can be mixed in for a fresh update. In these economic times, having a timeless wardrobe you can count on is more important than ever. This means investing in quality fabrics, flattering cuts and simple, yet stylish, silhouettes that will last for years. And when it comes to your core wardrobe, think quality rather than quantity; just a few well-chosen pieces are all that's necessary.

5. Focus on seasonless pieces that can be layered and worn year round

Try not to think in terms of winter and summer clothes; instead, invest in seasonless items that ensure you will get the most out of every piece you buy. Fabrics like silk, cotton and lightweight wool or cashmere can be worn virtually all year. Sleeveless or short sleeve pieces can be easily layered under little jackets and cardigans or over thin turtlenecks and long sleeve shirts when the temperature dips. Skirts and dresses can be paired with tights and boots in the winter or bare legs and sandals in the summer.

6. Invest in multifunction pieces that can be worn day or night, to casual or dressy affairs

Every time you buy something, you should think about what you will wear it with and where. Something that can be worn with many items in your closet and easily transitions from work to weekend or a night out is a wise investment.

7. Think quality, not quantity

In recent years, we have become so accustomed to fast fashion and the trend of the moment, that often times we sacrifice quality in order to own "the next big thing". Is it better to spend $200 on 5 cheap but chic shirts you'll wear just for the season, or should you spend that money on a great fitting dress you'll wear for years? A disposable wardrobe just doesn't make sense in this economy. The savvy wardrobe is well-edited and consists mainly of quality pieces that are made well and will last.

8. Round out your wardrobe with cheap chic trendy pieces

As mentioned above, the large majority of your wardrobe should consist of quality pieces that fit you well and stand the test of time. However, it takes a few trendy items each season to keep your classics looking current. Don't spend a lot on trends you'll only wear for one season, a few well-chosen additions from stores like forever21, wetseal, oldnavy, H&M and target are perfect for quick updates to mix in with your core wardrobe.

9. Discover the power of accessories

Whether it's a fantastic necklace, a chic belt, a colorful scarf, textured tights, a luxe handbag or oversized sunglasses, a well-chosen accessory has the power to instantly upgrade or completely transform your look. A few high-impact accessories can do wonders for your wardrobe.

10. Take care of your clothes

Take good care of your clothes and you'll wear them for years.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

You are my therapy

Hi guys. Sorry I have been not posting any entry's been a crazy week for me and I feel really really down. So as a solution to my problem I went to one of my favorite store Topshop/Dorothy Perkins. I was not planning to buy anything but when i left the store Iwas carrying a purple paper bag and in it a new bag. At first I thought it's a bad idea but hey, i felt good :) retail therapy is the BEST! haha :P and to sum it up I also bought a new necklace and a rose ring that I have been wanting to buy for like forever (but don't worry guys its on sale, it dint hurt my budget!) =)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

You make me high

I heard that there's a Hot Air Balloon festival happening in Subic, Zambales this weekend. And I have been wanting to go to a Hot Air Balloon festival and maybe ride one. Then I wonder what would it be like if your significant other invited you to go to a hot air balloon festival and you thought it was just your usual out-of-town trip but he had plan the whole trip differently. With all these essential "gadgets" like a bottle of wine and glass, your favorite chocolate, a bouquet of your favorite flowers and a warm blanket and while enjoying the view when you're 64,980 ft up high (or more) he suddenly holds your hand reach out for that precious box and tells you, "Hey Baby, I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you and I have been waiting for this moment...WILL YOU MARRY ME?"seeing the sunset and with the "pilot" being a photographer to document the moment - it would be just a wonderful, never-to-forget, once in a lifetime event! (sigh!) Well, anyways, Happy He♥rts Day everyone! :) Spread the L♥VE!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bad Day!

Boo! I just had a bad day. First, the car did not start this morning so I had to take a cab to the MRT. Second, the line at the station was way too long and the time was 6:35 am (and my shift starts at 7:30 in the morning! argh!) Third, the train was jam packed-thankfully the second train is not and I made it on time (whew!)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Take me to my beach...

I've been having nightmares lately and I don't know why. My sister told me maybe I'm stressed with work but I don't think so. Work is pretty much light this past few months so I don't think that is the cause. I guess I just need to get away from the metro and rejuvenate. I want to go to Batangas or maybe Bora. I miss the beach :(

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New York State of mind...

Ever since I watched Sex and The City on HBO, I've been wanting to go to New York. Checking out the
sky scrapers,

those yellow cabs,

Lady Liberty

and maybe even go to The New York Fashion week.
And as I day dream about me going to New York (someday I will...), I started collecting anything that says New York
like this bag tag
I bought when I went to Hong Kong.

Photos: sky scrapers, yellow cab, lady liberty and runway show taken from Photobucket.