Korean Style Diner for Pinoy Tongue.

Korean Style Diner for Pinoy Tongue.

Korean idols are known in Southeast Asian countries as well as K-dramas and K-variety shows. I am not a huge fan of K-pop but I am a fan of Korean variety shows. They have a lot of cooking shows that keeps your mouth watering. I started watching 3 meals a day and Running man in 2016. I know I am so late considering the fact that running man has a lot to catch on. Whenever the casts of these two program starts to eat Korean cuisine makes me feel like drooling LOL 🙂 I know I am not the only one.

So yesterday, I was able to visit a Korean diner with my best-friends and of course we immediately checked the menu. I am familiar with TteOkbokki, Bulgogi, Kimbab and Kimchi soup but we did not try all the dishes.

We ordered…

  • TteOkbokki

The one that we had I believe is what they call Rabokki, the combination of ramen and tteokbokki (korean rice cake).

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Rabokki

I have been craving for this. It tasted a bit sweet and spicy, you can choose whether you want it to be 2x hot or more but I chose mild as I want to taste and distinguish the texture of the Korean rice cake. It has cabbage leaves, spicy sauce, hard boiled egg and sesame seeds on top. It was perfectly cooked and heaven in my mouth 🙂

  • Sam gyup Kimbap

KImbap is a rice roll like sushi. It has veggies on it with pork.

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Kimbap

I was excited to try this out but I was not a big fan after one bite. It tasted a bit weird and I wanted to dip it with soy sauce, maybe because my tongue is not used to but I will try to have some next time.

  • Galbi

Though the Korean diner we went to did not use a Korean beef, still it was worth it. The one we had was a marinated pork and grilled it.

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Galbi

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And the moment of truth, my mouth was watering during the grilling time LOL it was so good though and I couldn’t get enough. It is good when the rice and galbi with hot pepper paste on top is wrapped with lettuce and eat the whole thing. Trust me, it is a bomb! 🙂

Thoughts..

Hmm who doesn’t love to eat :). Regardless of some of the ingredients that were used for these delish meals aren’t originally from South Korea, I am satisfied although I did not try all their menu but there’ll be next time. I would love to try some Indian food in the future.

That’s all for now.. God bless!

Xoxo,

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My first English song that I learned.

My first English song that I learned.

I’m speechless and shocked at the moment. I just don’t know what to react, whilst writing this probably you heard the breaking news that Dolores O’riordan passed away. I grew up with The Cranberries songs and Zombie was a big hit in the Philippines back in 90’s. I remember when I was just 4-5 years old the only word that I can correctly pronounced was the Zombie, and of course Dolores was admired by many including myself. My dad had cassette tapes of the cranberries before and would listen to their music everytime he’s at home. It’s totally shocking. She’s one of the favorite that never fades. I’m still amazed of her powerful voice until today.

My condolences goes out to the family and fans out there 💔.

RIP Dolores. 💔💔💔

Peer Pressure. (Adult Version??)

Peer Pressure. (Adult Version??)

Even you reached the age of 20’s, you still wondering what to do in your life. Ever since I turned 20, I never pressured myself to be an adult nor act like an adult. When I was in grade school or high school, no one in my school influenced me to do something or how to act being around with other people. Though, I did crazy stuff not because I was told but I am just naturally weird person that do crazy stuff at times. Thankfully, I was never been bullied or was I a bully.

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I always dress appropriately but I am so comfortable with T-shirts and jeans. Recently, I was told to try to dress up a bit with exposing a little bit of skin as I am in the right age to do that where I can totally show off something which I am not so comfortable with. Of course, I want to dress up properly and nicely like everyone else BUT in the right occasions. The trouble is when you tried to explain yourself (even you don’t have to) to some people  you know why and they would tease you like “you are not 16 anymore” and “should dress based on my age” or “you should enjoy being in a disco bar and get drunk”. I get that and I don’t see anything bad if you give suggestions to someone you know on how to dress up. It is actually a big help but in terms of telling how you live your life, and you keep telling them all over again that’s a NO! It is not a bad thing to enjoy life of course, but I would rather be on the beach listening to the waves at night while having a cold beer. We all have different preferences how to enjoy our lives.

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Maturity comes naturally I think, it depends on what situation you are in and how you handle a situation. I cannot pretend just to be liked, if I am shy to talk to you then I would be timid, If my craziness would level up high then I would act crazy around you, If I want to fart in front of you then I would but I don’t just fart anywhere ok LOL 🙂 (I only fart in front to those people I love the most) I am just saying.  Even you get to the age where you can do anything, we should always ground ourselves and we should never forget the values that our parents taught us. It is not like being in your own shell, more likely being comfortable of who you are and what you want to be.

Closing..

Be your own kind and embrace your uniqueness. We all have in common and that is being different.

 

I know exactly what I want and who I want to be ❤

 

Xoxo,

AL

 

I wish. . .

I wish. . .

“I wish I can control the time,

the time when I acted silly.

I wish to see your face more,

but you went away.

I wish to kiss you more,

but you weren’t ready.

I wish I have a power,

to just be with you anytime sooner.

I wish to hold your heart,

so you could hold mine that is waiting.

I wish I can ease the pain easily,

just let me be.”

Xoxo,

Angel Lou

Day 6.. interesting

Day 6.. interesting

I know that a lot of people at this moment are still recovering with Holiday seasons hangover. It is the best days of the year for some, filled with delicious foods, spend time with family, friends and loved ones. It must be fun, right? My year so far started alright. The first thing that came through my mind from day 1 this year is to get a freaking JOB! Haha although I already made a back up plans in case I don’t get hired this month. Fortunately, I got a text from a supervisor of a BPO company yesterday as I applied for the position of call center agent. I was scheduled for final interview as I’ve been waiting for them to contact me for a month. I was so nervous and my anxiety was super high.. you know that feeling when you get so nervous you have the urge to poo or throw up 🙂 haha yep! I went there and finally, the words that I’ve been wanting to hear. YOU ARE HIRED! It felt satisfying a bit and relieved! I graduated for my degree almost 10 months ago, from April to December I was really having a hard time and I was really frustrated. I prayed every single night for my goals and dreams to achieve.

I’m so grateful 🙂

IS THIS MY DREAM JOB? NO! This is not my dream job but you have to be wise to able to survive. I still have tons of my plate. I see myself growing in that company in terms of skills and I can say it is good for training ground. I already have plans in the future, hopefully that I could take another field of work again. This might test my capabilities lol:)

Inspiration? I was born persistent but to be honest I surrender at times easily cuz I get really down and I can easily knocked out by emotions and frustrations. I’m lucky enough to have a supportive family, they didn’t pressure me to get a job because they knew I was having a hard time to find a right job. Also, I am so grateful that I have someone that I look up to, inspired me to do well and work my a** off. Though, I’m sure that he doesn’t know what he means to me LOL. if you are reading this, you know I will be around hahaha lol 🙂 Thank you Lord for everything! And to Mr. Stalker, thank you <3.

SummerFestival!

 

PS. If you imagine you can do it then you can! Good things takes time. God bless us all!

 

Xoxo,

Angel Lou

2017, what a year!

2017, what a year!

New Year’s Eve isn’t that bad, it is a bit quiet and solemn as of now but it will be wild in the neighborhood in a bit later. Our family would gather together every new year’s eve and have a special dinner. Usually, we just stay at home cuz it wouldn’t be that safe to be outside as there are people who are using illegal fireworks or improvised firecrackers in the street. But this year is different, the government is so strict when it comes to firecrackers or fireworks.

2017 is the year where I was able to wear a graduation gown and said good bye to my alma mater. Last year wasn’t that great. I was in a stressful mode during my thesis and then yes I survived. This year, it made me realized a lot of things.. like it isn’t easy to get a job 😂 and I was totally frustrated but then I gotta keep going. For 5 years I didn’t really have rest days or vacations because I was too busy with my studies but this year I rested well and I realized I am not used to just staying at home. My mind and body still craving for challenges. What I didn’t achieve this year is that finding a job to make a living. That is the goal that I set to myself before I graduated, to find a job..but reality bites, it is hard. I received a lot of rejections this year in terms of career 😅 and when it comes to personal life..hmm I’m not sure LOL.

My family has been ok and probably ready for the next chapter although we gone thru difficult times this year but I’m grateful for the outcome. We are still intact thank God. I hope that we will continuously stay healthy in 2018, I thank God for having such wonderful family (not always wonderful 😂). As well as to my friends, they are well and fine so i hope it will stays like that haha. Moreover, I met a person that I even couldn’t believe that it would give me so much inspiration and lifted me up in many ways which became my source of strength. I thank God and this certain person that I got a chance to met him and I want to thank a person, who, I think it wouldn’t be possible to meet this person without her. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

We might be broken in 2017, hopefully we get to rebuild ourselves until we are ok again and hopefully 2018 is a new start. I am very hopeful.

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?

I don’t do such anymore! LOL I’ve had enough with resolutions that won’t really happen because of lack of determinations. I hope that 2018 will bring me something good and weird. Am I ready? Hell I Am!

I hope god will guide me to the journey that I will take in 2018, and guide my loved ones as well. Thank you lord for all the blessings that you gave me and my family this year. And those who are going through hardships at this moment I send my prayers to you. God bless us all!

I send my sincere greetings to all of you! Happy New Year everyone! Have a bountiful and fruitful new year with your family!

Xoxo,

Angel Lou

Sunshine? Such a coincidence.

Sunshine? Such a coincidence.

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Wow! As much as I love the sun, I couldn’t believe this one after the other nomination that I got the other day, what a great way to end the year of 2017. Whilst writing this blog, I am so busy with my chores and preparing for our New Year’s Eve dinner. I am an inexperienced blogger who is trying to learn about blogging, I am so grateful that there are people out there that appreciate what I write.

I just want to say thank you to Reckless Love from recklesslovebyjanelleadorno.com for selecting me as one of her nominees. I sincerely thank you and you guys should visit her blogs, I can assure you that you will get inspired.

The Sunshine Blogger award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community.

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:

  1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

These are my answers to Reckless Love questions:

1. Where are you from? Describe it!

  • I’m from the beautiful country called Philippines, that has a unique physical feature in the world map. It consist 7,641 islands and in counting as there are tons of undiscovered paradise throughout the country. I live in a large major island called Mindanao that also has smaller islands.

2. Why did you start your blog?

  • Like what I stated in my previous blog, I am fascinated by writers and bloggers. I hope in the future I can be able to write my own book 🙂 haha!

3. How did you choose your niche?

  • Honestly, I was having a hard time what niche should I have cuz there are tons of niche that talks about beauty, travel or fashion. The trouble is I’m not really an expert to beauty and fashion so I decided to just to just write everything that can relate to ordinary people.

4. If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?

  • This is an easy question but seems really hard to answer haha. I would be just like DARNA. Darna is a fictional Filipino superhero, she’s a bit similar to wonder woman but Darna is not an amazon or something. Lol she’s just an ordinary woman with a pure heart and became a superhero when she swallow a magic white stone and transform to a powerful woman after shouting Darna hahaha 🙂

5. Are you a believer?

  • I AM!

6. What’s your favorite place where you ever have been. Tell me your reasons.

  • As of now, I don’t have such favorite place. I think I would say my hometown. No place like home just like what they say. 😉

7. Where would you like to live and why?

  • Ah this is such a weird question, I would like to live in a place where no one knows me haha 🙂 if I could just live in heaven than I would probably go.

8. What would you do with 1.000.000 dollars?

  •  I would buy a house and lot for my parents and build my own business. And the rest would be donated for shelter for those elders who got abandoned by their children, for indigenous people and to the children in a very secluded mountains who traveled hours by walking and crossed rivers just to get to the school school Dollars is too big when it comes to my currency so I probably donate for children in Yemen who suffered malnutrition.

9. What’s you best memory from a trip? What’s your worse?

  • Best memory I think when I went to another city and we went to the grocery store where no one knows what I was talking about as they can’t speak and understand my native language bwuaaha :). And for the worse, when other people tried to ripped us off 🙂

10. Sea or mountain? Why?

  •  ahhhh!! why so hard. Well I live in land and mountain is not that hard to reach so I would choose Sea. I love the clear blue sea ❤

11. If someone writes a book about your life, what title would have?

  • That would be ” Strong Heart, Angel Lou” 🙂

 

My nominations for The Sunshine Blogger Award are as follows:

  1. WHISPER
  2. helloconchita
  3. Libby’s Simple Eat
  4. Poeksel
  5. RAWLINGS BLOG
  6. The Nomadic Architect
  7. Chronicles of a Global Security Advisor
  8. TRULY YOU, ORIGINAL & STRONG
  9. Dalene Ekirapa

Here’s my own set of questions:

  1. What inspires you from blogging?
  2. Do you blog because you can earn money from it or just a habit?
  3. Do you honestly read the blogs from people you followed?
  4. Were there a times that you don’t know what else to write on your blog?
  5. Do you believe in incarnation?
  6. Would you like to visit Mindanao regardless of the warning that there are terrorists here?
  7. If you were a scientist, who would you like to be?
  8. What can you say about people who wait patiently?
  9. Who came out first, egg or chicken? hahha
  10. Where do you want to be 5 years from now?
  11. How many times a week you post a blog?

 

Once again thank you Reckless love for the nomination! I really appreciate it. God bless! Thank you to those people who are following me. Happy New Year!!!

xoxo,

Angel Lou