Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ginataang Tahong / Mussels in Coconut Milk

I enjoy a lot cooking for my family. In the past, I had a lot more time to do that and I miss those moments terribly. These days, we've each been eating out a lot. SO goes to the school cafeteria and the nounou, MR eats a meal a day at work, and if I'm out working I eat in restaurants, take-out, or fast-food (if I have no time). We eat well, but sometimes you just want some good homecooking. Missing those times, I thought I would take out my pots and pans tonight. On the way home from work, I decided to pick up the ingredients needed. I take pleasure in cooking, but a lot of times, I cook to make others happy. For SO, it's anything with pasta and cheese and for MR, it's anything with coconut milk. That's one of his biggest food weakness and Ginatang Tahong is one of his favorites!

La Winstub in Metz, France

Last November, a good friend of mine from the Philippines came to visit me. JO and I first met when I transferred to a new school during Junior High School. It was the first time that we met, but it turned out that our families were actually linked in some coincidental way. A good family friend of ours was her grand uncle. We laughed at how "small" the world is and hit it off from there. Through the years, there have been many changes, many challenges, and distance, but somehow we tried to keep contact. It isn't always easy though, so when she contacted me to tell me that she would be in Europe, I was ecstatic!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Making Sense

Late afternoons in Lorraine, France 

A very good friend of mine, VI, came over last night. SO and I planned a girl's night (MR was working) at home in front of the television watching The Voice France. On Friday evening, I went out with my niece and watched the French movie, Un Homme Idéal, so I just wanted to relax at home and spend time with my family. Sensing that VI needed to see me, I invited her over if she wanted to.

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