Sunday, June 23, 2013

I’m now a WAHM!

I’ve shared with you my desire to earn while I am in the comforts of my home.  At the start of this year I and hubby have been conceptualizing for other means for additional earnings because our eldest is now in college this school year and we are anticipating that added overheads will heap up.

That aspiration is now achieved, I am now a WAHM! I am now working at the comforts of my home. I am now a virtual assistant of a company based in California USA for over a month now.  I love my job because the work time is flexible – it depends on me when will I work, I have a time in and time out also. I’ve got a rate of $2.50 per hour.  Great isn’t it.

At the rapidity that I am doing, I am able to work 2-3 hours per day as a virtual assistant, it’s my spare time, after completing all my housework, overseeing our modest business, and while my two kids and hubby are out.  You know me, when they got home; my attention is just for them.

I know it’s a part time work, but the rate is very appealing that I’m thinking to go fulltime! Hahaha, I’m thinking big time! It is so sweet to earn again. I am so happy.

Here are the proofs of my compensation last month.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Won Tickets for Man of Steel

Yay, I won 2 tickets for the special movie screening of Man of Steel sponsored by Schick and NuffnangPH! Oh, I am so keyed up to watch another Superman movie, that’s tonight - 10PM at Shang Cineplex Cinema 2. Wohoo!


Update: June 15

I and hubby watched the Man of Steel last night, we are both Superman fanatics, and waited for years for another sequel, was 2006 the last?

Well, what is my impression after watching Man of Steel? I am not astounded of the movie, it lacks something.  But Superman is still my beloved superhero, no one can change that.

Although I already know the origins of Superman, that Man of Steel rehashed, I love that the movie tackles the human side of Superman/Clark Kent.  And even I found the fighting scenes, repetitive and dragging, it has subjected me to a gigantic and deafening action sequences that I’ve ever seen, ha-ha. I didn’t even blink and suppressed my pee!

Another thing that caught my attention was the soulful eyes of Henry Cavill!  So sexy, ha-ha.

Of course we also have FREE snacks – 2 tumblers of popcorn and soft drinks, and a bag of Schick giveaway handed by NuffnangPH staff after watching the movie.

Thank you Schick and Nuffnang!

Saturday, June 8, 2013


Do you eat tofu or soybean curd? I am a fan of tofu, aside from potatoes, beans and pasta that I stack in my pantry; a block of tofu is always at hand in my fridge.

I eat tofu probably twice or thrice a week; it’s my cheapest and dependable ulam ha-ha!  Yes, it is the cheapest protein anyone can get.  You know I am a frugal mom and on schooldays that I was always left alone, all alone to eat my lunch,  next to pasta dishes that I can quickly cooked and the  left over food that I can reheat; tofu is one of the easiest, quickest, cheapest and healthy viand for my lunch!

What’s in tofu?
Tofu is made from dried soybeans, it is produced by grinding, then filtered and boiled to form a milk-like sub-stance, which is compressed and left to congeal. The mass is dried up into a jellylike solid, it is cut into a palm sized cubes.

Since it is made from soybean it is high in protein and low in fat.  The day I discern that this following benefits I get for eating tofu:
1. helps lower bad cholesterol
2. lessen symptoms associated with menopause because it contains isoflavone
3. lowers risk of cancer
4. makes middle-aged bones stronger

I became a tofu fan!

I have friends that don’t like tofu, they say tofu taste bland. No!  I insist to them that tofu is versatile, the spongy texture of tofu acquire the taste of any ingredient it is mixed with. I have cooked my tofu in more than a few ways – stir fry with  any vegetables and with different kinds of sauces like oyster sauce, teriyaki sauce, chili-garlic sauce etc.

Oh, yesterday these was my lunch,  I have a fried tofu with spicy vinegar dip, paired with breaded okra. Delicious!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mac and Cheese

My hubby doesn’t like Mac and Cheese, he describe it as a boring pasta dish. Boring dish? Perhaps the dish has no meat, and plain looking? But I like it to cook because it is so easy and quick to cook.  And serving it isn’t picky, I just serve it in bowls or ramekins accompanied with buttered toast and that’s it.

Besides, my kids like my Mac and Cheese, so even though my hubby dislike it, I always cooked it especially when he is not around, ha ha!

This Mac and Cheese was my lunch two weeks ago, the days when I was left alone – my hubby at work and my kids are still on vacation. Oh, did I tell you that my kids have already returned from less than a month of vacationing, hopping from one auntie/uncle to another auntie/uncle? My home is deafening and in jumble again, ha ha.

I said it’s simple and quick, so here’s how I cook my Mac and Cheese. Heat butter in a pan, add chopped onions and cook until soft.  Pour in the milk, add a pinch of nutmeg, salt and pepper, then bring to boil.  Dump in the pasta, stir and cook the pasta about 10 minutes or until the pasta is done. Cooking the pasta in milk is a technique I came across online. The mixture should not be dry, add more milk if the mixture becomes dry. Add the grated cheese and stir until the cheese has melted. Easy and quick isn’t it?