Mar 22, 2015

Spanish Sardines Pasta with Broccoli

As I am trying to expand my talent around the kitchen, I cook as much as I can during my lean time. Just the other day, I found a bottle of Spanish Sardines and thought of serving it as meryenda to my family. I always keep spaghetti pasta around for moments like this. I searched the net for a quick recipe and landed on MommyJuvs' blog. Luckily, I have a bunch of broccoli as well. 

Olive Oil, Spanish Sardines and Basil Leaves
Thanks to my SIL for the Spanish Sardines. She bought it in Dipolog when they went there for the CNY.

Broccoli, Tomatoes and Garlic

The recipe includes lemon juice but because of my excitement of feeding my household with a new dish, I forgot to add it. It also calls for onion and I don't know why I didn't include it as well. Remember I have a poor memory?

And here is the outcome! It really tastes good even if I missed the lemon juice and onion. But if you want to have a chunk of sardines to chew on, you can use two bottles for 500 grams of spaghetti or angel hair pasta. For the complete recipe and procedure, click here.

Mar 17, 2015

Is it worth keeping or is it time to quit?

Have you been working your arse off lately to finish a project and no appreciation was sent your way? Are you having sleepless nights already because your to-do lists are never-ending? Do you still feel valuable and happy at work? Oh well, if it is YES YES and NO, I guess we share the same sentiments my loves.

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You see, it never really occurred to me to stop working at age 31. Because (1) I am still too young to retire, (2) I want to help my husband with our finances and (3) domestication is not really my thing. But who knows, I might rock my new role now. Lol.

Going back, I would like to share to you my recent realizations on identifying if your job is no longer worth keeping. Read on!

1. If you look at your job as a liability rather than an asset.

While it is true that looking for a job here in the Philippines is quite hard and competitive, it is not right to keep a job you already detest. 

2. If you bring home tons of work.

I have nothing against someone who brings home paperworks but personally, I would rather not. This is no longer healthy for me because I want to have a balance life. I work to live and not the other way around. And I have a wonderful family who waits for me to come home. 

3. If you are getting sickly because of stress.

This doesn't need any argument. It is only right to value our health. Because health is wealth. Seriously. 

4. If you can no longer respect your boss because he/she doesn't respect you either.

I seriously believe that a good relationship with your superior yields better result at work. Mutual respect is vital in every workplace. Agree?

5. If you are NO longer happy.

Quit. You are not going to be as efficient as you are when you are happy with what you are doing. It is not healthy anymore that every coffee breaks, you and your officemates' topic is always about resignation.

That is only a short list, I know. But this is based solely from my experience. Hehe. If you can still add something, feel free to post in the comment section below. Let's help our fellow moms understand their value and worth in this world. We don't need a paying job if we are being violated na. Naku, I have to stop ranting kasi I've been wanting to keep a positive vibe na. 


Mar 16, 2015

Rekindling my LOVE for writing

I have yet to share what made me so frakkin' busy for the past 9 months of hiatus and here I am announcing my break up with it. (Un)officially, today marks the beginning of my domestication as I choose staying at home to watch after my kids and leave the corporate world where I just started to shine bright like a diamond. Unofficial because I still have to work at home for a few days and maybe visit the office one more time this week for a smoother transition. Other than that, I am officially a stay-at-home mom. Feels great, I tell you! (You can now roll your eyes. Lol.)

Although I am not really sure how long this will last, I will surely savor each moment that I will feed, bathe and pamper my kids. I can now play with them all day. And I would be looking forward to our bedtime stories. But alongside with the wonderful things that I am looking forward with the kids, I know my life would never be quiet and easy. I know that there would be more arguments and heart-wrenching moments. But I will not give up on my kids as my mother never gave up on me. I will try and try even harder so I can raise beautiful human beings and God-fearing souls. 

Just like at this very moment, my eldest is whining and making tantrums for some unknown reason. I asked her why, twice and got no answer but more whining. I should leave you all once again with a short post but with a promise that I will be writing more often now.

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