Archive for December, 2013
Hi ! ! Renxkyoko Iglesias here again ! ! !
I’ve been busy ( as usual ). Next week is exam week, my finals, and also the last week of my school semester.
So, okay, I know I’m late for the party, Thanksgiving party, that’s what, but I ‘ve had this post written just after Thanksgiving, and kept on my folder, and I know it’s now stale and lame, but I’m posting it, just the same. Well, mainly pictures, anyway, so I hope you don’t get too bored.
To start off……. look closely at the pic below. There’s a baby turkey up there . It was taken about 3 months ago at our frontyard. Can you see it? It’s a little above center.
Well, here they are again, just a few days before Thanksgiving Day. My, how they’ve grown.
On Thanksgiving day…… RIP Turkey
We didn’t have guests on Thanksgiving Day. Just family, all 6 of us, so we didn’t cook much. In fact, the roast turkey pic was last year’s. We had decided not to have turkey this year. We had ham , though. I cooked my specialty, Paella, pic below.
I also cooked vegetable wrapped in eggroll wrapper, with brown sauce. Sooo delicious.
Shown below is Kare-kare, baby back ribs , stewed in peanut sauce. Peanut sauce ? It’s actually very delicious. Well, I guess it’s an acquired taste. But, believe me, it’s good.
Below is cassava cake.
There’s also turrones ( banana wrapped in lumpia wrapper ) The banana Filipinos use is not the common banana, nor plantain. We use Saba. Below is a pic of saba.
.Chicken macaroni salad and fruit salad.
.Above is almond jelly and lychees.
That’s it. Our Thanksgiving spread. Oh, there’s pumpkin pie too. Our dishes were purely Philippine, though. No turkey, no mashed potato, no green bean casserole.
After dinner, I went to work for this Black Friday madness.. 10 PM on Thanksgiving Day up to 7 AM Friday. There was already a long line of shoppers at the store when I arrived. Crazy. I guess I was just as crazy. I shopped after work. I had been eyeing a few items at our store but couldn’t buy them. There were only 6 of each item so I was happy there was one left for me. It’s a $400 coat but because employees get 75 % discount….. *wink *
.Then I went to the next door store to purchase this nice Bebe sweater, then off I went to Nine West to buy this pair of leather boots.’
.I also bought a few toastie scarves. I came home exhausted, sleepy, but a happy , contented cow.
Then, on Dec. 6, my parents and I went to see the Fab Four concert. This is a Beatles look-alike, sound -alike band. Oh. my. gosh, they do look and sound like the Beatles. My Mom sparkled ! And sang. And clapped * Hold me, clap, clap, love me, clap, clap…. lol * and swayed . Mom? . LOL !
.I wonder, how and where did they find a guy who looks and sounds exactly like Paul McCartney ( or John Lennon), plays the piano, harmonica, drums, bass guitar, and LEFT HANDED, to boot. ! ! !
My Mom did watch a real Beatles concert when she was in Grade 6. She also knows and can sing all the Beatles songs ( we have an Anthology, a complete collection of Beatles songs), and in high school , was obssesed with Paul McCartney. She had a shrine of Paul McCartney in her room. Maybe with candles, too ? Now , that’s creepy.
Three years ago, I watched an Eric Clapton concert with my parents. Great guitar playing ! ! I love classic rock !
This is all for now. Happy Holidays, folks ! Be good, be nice, and Peace to all !