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Philippine Park:Tasty Tempura Sauce

Parks in the Philippines are usually crowded on the weekends. Kids don’t have classes and some parents don’t go to work making it a rightful occasion to visit the park and play like the other kids.

The fun slide that my son used to play with the other kids on the park.

But what really excites me and my husband is not the park itself but the tempura that is sold just in any corner of the park. They make the playground livelier and what makes it salable is the tasty sauce normally in its sweet and spicy combination to give a varied taste for the kids and the adults.

Lame Ang Sauce Tilaw Lang means ” The Sauce Is Tasty, Just Try”

The tempura stand is made up of a three-wheeled bike that can easily be drawn anywhere the owner wants.

Yes, the owner can move the cart just anywhere in the place. Cart owners normally carry with them orange juice or soda to pair with the tempura they’re selling. For some they even have more snacks for the kids to choose from that includes corned chips, popcorn, corn grits, salted peanuts, biscuits and many more.

My son love tempura most with a sweetened sauce. He can’t endure the spicy one. A stick normally cost 10 pesos that around 25 cents in dollar so it’s not that expensive for parents to have. Very affordable I thought.

It costs 10 pesos a stick or more or less 25 cents in dollar. Affordable and delicious.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2012 in Family, Filipinos, Philippines, Relationships

 

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Worth it for Your First Bite–Balut

What is Balut?

Balut is one of the most famous delicacies in the Philippines– one of a few that other people won’t dare a try.  But what is strange about it is,  most Filipinos abroad long to eat the egg. Another thing is that natives and foreigners who are bold enough to taste it claimed that its taste is fantastic.

It is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell.

Popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered a high-protein, hearty snack, balut are mostly sold by street vendors in the regions where they are available. It is commonly considered as a street food in the Philippines.

Why is Balut eaten at night?

You might wonder why balut is sold at night.

First, according to most who have tried, this is all because the looks of balut may not be desirable for the person who eats it. With that, vendors suggested it to be eaten in the dark in order not to see it clearly. The feathers of the chick may be very destructive for the person who  is eating it. But if you’re used to eating balut, eating it day or night doesn’t really matter.

Second, it is popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac. An egg is said to be a natural way to attain high performance in bed that  help any man to be more energetic when they make love with his partner and that makes it advisable to be eaten at night.

Where can we find one?

Balut is sold in the sidewalk of a crowded area like in the market or every corner of every street. Some vendors tend not to stay in one place but roam around barefooted or at times with a bike.

For first timers, the taste may be odd but don’t worry once you’ve tasted it, you will always want it. Your first bite is worth it.

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in Delicacy, Filipinos, Philippines

 

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Why Koreans Spent Winter Vacation in The Philippines?

White Christmas would seem to be a dream come true for the people in the tropics. In contrary, people who live in the cold countries like Korea usually spend winter vacation abroad. But why do they really like to spend in the Philippines? There are three things that made them choose the country.

First and foremost Koreans go abroad in winter because the weather in Korea is quite depressing. The lowest on the record was last 1933 in Junggangiin which was negative 43.6 degrees Centigrade. Who can ever imagine that?

When winter comes in Korea it is also the same time where Philippines experience its best weather. Not to warm and not to cold. It is very much suitable for those people who can’t endure the cold temperature and don’t want an intense humidity.

Second, the Korean temperament is quite similar to Japanese. They don’t want to be stuck in one place without doing anything. Koreans are active people. They’re always on the go and love to explore the activities outside but this is hampered when it’s winter time.

The outdoor activities that most Koreans wish to do during winter is also meet when they happen to visit Philippines. In the country they can get to see beautiful spots and scenery. There are thousands of beautiful white sand beaches which provide fun activities like rafting, banana boat riding, having a spectacular view under water with scuba diving and many more. All these are the things they couldn’t enjoy in their country.

Third, Korean parents wanted their children to enhance their skills in English in an English speaking environment. And only in winter vacation that they can do that. The days, when students is free for two weeks or more.

Most Koreans visit Philippines in winter because of English. English is widely spoken in the Philippines. It is used as the business language and the medium of instruction in schools and universities. Over 90% of Filipinos can speak and understand English well in either spoken or written form. Thousands of affordable ESL Tutorials cater an English camp for winter that is usually grabbed by parents who wish their children to improve their skills.

Choosing the Philippines is a total package. Everything that they desire will be 90% achieved when they spend their vacation in the country.

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in Tips, Travel

 

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Is it Possible to Enjoy A Sky Adventure in a Five Star Hotel?

Thousands of hotels in the world suddenly come into sights. Five Star Hotels that astound millions of people to check in and enjoy the wonderful accommodations you’ll have in your life. There’s this Park Hyatt Tokyo, Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi India, The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel in New York and Copacabana palace in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

They were only a few of the famous thousand of hotels in the world; hotels that caters all sorts of your needs. Not to mention the specialization they have. There are lists for Most Romantic Hotels, Best Family Hotels, Best Business Hotels, Best Honeymoon Resorts, and Best Beach Resorts for summer and Best Ski Resort for winter. Gigantic and magnificent that will indulge everyone who wishes to enjoy the fascinating yearnings of your fantasy.

But here is this special hotel that features not only the stuff I mentioned above but also the enjoyment and the thrill that anybody has been looking for in an adventure. Sky Experience Adventure @ Crown Regency Hotel in Cebu Philippines is famous and features a unique way to entertain guests. Even the most famous celebrities in the Philippines grab the opportunity not only to see the view of the city but also to be taken away by the world of surprise.

Who doesn’t want new? This is something new that everyone should grab. Have it when you visit the Philippines. And you will never regret.

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in Review

 

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A Korean Student’s View of The Philippines–Worth it to be Reflected by The Country

Philippines is one of the most visited countries in the Southeast Asia because of its breathtaking scenic views. You’d never see and believe a landscape like Philippines. The country possesses thousands of islands and to be exact 7, 107 islands. Who can ever explore the entire country with seven thousand plus wonderful islands? I for one never tried to see them all.

But not only the islands that are interesting about Philippines, there is this people and culture that also makes the island fascinating to visit. Western people would always love the adventure in the country. And one thing that also makes foreigners keep coming back is the fact that it caters a good venue for other Asian countries who wish to level-up their skills in English.

There is this journal written by a Korean student that eventually moved me. He said in his journal that;

“Koreans did not work just for themselves but also for their neighborhood and country. Education inspired young men with the spirit of patriotism.”

Trying to talk about his countrymen and how they battle against poverty which they had 50 years ago.

In that article he also talked about the two jailers whom he met in one of the maximum-security compounds in the Philippines and said,

“I have been to the New Bilibid prison. What made me sad in the prison were the prisoners who do not have any love for their country. They go to mass and work for Church. They pray everyday. However, they do not love the Philippines.”

The comment from that man made me silent for a moment. Somehow it’s true. I partly agree and am shaken. Is this how other people in the world see Filipinos?

I couldn’t say he is wrong but I couldn’t say he is correct. Every person possesses an opinion. But I’m a Filipino. I know what’s going on in the country. Everyday, I read news and live in reality. I see flaws and catch problems. But everywhere in this world has.

I know, Filipinos sometimes have this unconcern disposition. But not all are. I love my country. I cried for this country several times but it’s not enough. Maybe Filipinos lifestyle is not really that good as compared to other countries in Asia. But why do the people from rich countries come here and envy the smile and the genuineness of the Filipinos.

I’m not bragging. I don’t want to brag about it. Who doesn’t want to improve and be better? Everyone does. Improvement is not meant to be the reason for any lives misery. Never mind. I’d rather be here and love to be here in my country. And live life to the fullest. Here, nobody needs to push me to study till early dawn just to get that degree that the majority wanted.

Yes, you can only achieve something through striving hard. But Filipinos thrive harder everyday. Strive to live a life and be happy. Who needs to be blame? No one. Who must judge a person’s condition? No one. There’s always beauty underneath the deathly white color of the dust. And there is no need for me to polish gold to know its gold.

A Korean Student’s View of the Philippines

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in A Piece of Advice

 

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Plastic Artificial Hermit Crab’s Shells- Now For Sale

Normally, hermit crabs molt or die in the wild. Recent study shows that discarded shells availability in the wild are getting scarce that made lots of hermit crabs unable to survive.

Molting is a natural process of growing for the hermit crabs. But the problem is their possibility to move to another shell that sometimes becomes a threat to their survival since it is the only way to be protected from predators.

Fortunately, these days the world was able to think about generating something that would not only help the population of hermit crabs in the wild but a benefit for those who are keeping them as pets. Molting is such a crucial stage for hermit crabs since this might be the reason for them to continue with their journey or just die.

Plastic artificial shells are now available in the market to keep the hermit crabs alive when they are molting. All sizes are available for them you to grab and save you hermit crabs at home.

In the Philippines, you can find painted shells in SM Malls in Lucky Hermits Stores. Every set will cost you around Php300.

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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in Review

 

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