Friday, July 18, 2014

How to Find the Best Avocado

Avocado is a favorite food for many.

People eat the fruit for its yummy flavor or for its nutritional food benefits. I eat avocado for both reasons. :)

Simple Snack Recipe

I usually eat avocado together with sugar. Honey can substitute for sugar which can make it more healthful. Now, to make it creamy and more delicious just add two tablespoons of powdered milk for each regular-sized avocado.

For convenience some people use their favorite canned condensada milk. But still I find powdered milk more accessible since it is readily available in my house.

How I find the best avocado

There is no sure thing that the avocado you buy is free from damages or from caterpillars nesting inside. You may say, "Eew!" but this is the reality in the world of avocado buyers/lovers.

It's really disappointing when you buy avocado and find out that you cannot eat even a thing from it because of the damage it got from outside forces or because of caterpillars lurking inside the fruit that make holes in its flesh.

Buying unripe avocados. Those are the best ones, I'd say.

Here's why:
Any caterpillars in unripe avocados are not yet fully grown.
It is also near impossible for them to eat the hard flesh of the fruit.
Then ripen the avocados in the refrigerator to kill any caterpillar in it.
You'd guess caterpillars cannot live with the cold environment there.
Thus, preventing them from making more holes to your precious fruit.

When the fruit is ripe and is ready for scooping, you'll observe that you are to eat the maximum fruit flesh you can get from the avocado you've been waiting for.

Also, no additional chilling is needed.

If you're looking for advice on finding good avocados that are ready to eat, try Erica's.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sili Ice Cream in Bicol

This one-of-a-kind chili ice cream is creamy and cold but is at the same hot. :)
Nevertheless, it's delicious!

Try it at Colonial Grill restaurant found in Legaspi City.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Clean Seaport of Legaspi City

On this picture is the seaport of Legaspi near Embarcadero de Legaspi mall. It's clean.

Did not have enough time to wait for Mt. Mayon's top to be uncovered by clouds this morning. The heat of the sun can already be felt. I'll just stroll here some other time and try biking on an early morning. A bike rental is available at the seaside. That's cool!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Fireworks Blast at Enchanted Kingdom

Got a new screensaver souvenir for my 'first time' visit at Enchanted Kingdom for the year 2014.

It's summer and it was really hot during the weekend I visited the theme park. That's why riding at the Rio Grande Rapids is a must. Luckily this time I did not get wet as much as my friends... who were totally soaked by the splashing waves of water. They were still wet when we went home.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Biking at UPLB

Did not mind the heat of summer, I went to UPLB campus with my bike.

Deemax (bike) in front of the Humanities Building of UPLB

Biking is fun right at the foot of Mt. Makiling. That is where the University of Los Banos is. :)

UPLB Oblation Statue

You can freely bike inside the campus too.

UPLB Main Library

Just don't forget to wear a bike helmet so the U.P. Police will not apprehend you.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Lucky Day in SM Megamall

A lucky day for me I guess. Went to SM Megamall to unwind. Who'd have thought that there's a bag & shoes sale today. Got a new pair of World Balance shoes at very low price for the quality.

World Balance Shoe

The shoes look tough and were vulcanized on sides. It falls under the category Street Casual Collection of World Balance. But whatever they classify it the design's the one that really caught my attention. I went home happy.

A Shoe on World Balance's Street Casual Collection

Right after paying for the shoes I passed by a desk where buyers line up. There're waiting for their turn in liking five commercial Facebook pages. Doing so entitles you for a one raffle entry whose price is either a keychain or a bag. You choose from 1 to 8 and the item that corresponds to your number is the one you get. Also, they give you the price on the spot. Now, here's what I got:

Khumbmela Bag Won from a Raffle

Monday, November 11, 2013

John Carlo Tan of Tropang Kulit

It's John Carlo Tan playing around during the Tropang Kulit promotion of TV5 in SM San Lazaro.