We're almost done!! After the long, long wait my rug has arrived and I'm halfway through my craft room rearrangement. I know, I know - it's just a rug but trust me, it definitely felt like an achievement.
When I ordered the rug, it said it would be delivered on the 28th which is about 2 weeks from that time. Oh geebs, that was awful. I already moved everything literally all over the house (because my craft hoard is just too much). Now waiting two weeks to put it back together sounds like a total pain! Luckily, a few days after it processed the shipping updated to the 20th! Of course, things didn't go as planned and for some reason it got delayed at Maryland for two more days.
Rearrange the house, they said.
There's nothing much to do during quarantine so let's have home projects, they said.
Well, that's exactly what I am doing and it didn't go as planned as much as I hoped!
The main goal was to get everything done this weekend. Rearrange and make a nice, decent, organized room that's inspiring and calm. Well, right now the whole place is a mess! While organizing, I hit several roadblocks - including a rug that's had been eaten by the my beloved fuzzy guinea piigs. Yes, I call them piigs. LOL. Well, when I first started, the piigs came in a small cage. I was broke and I ended up buying a large play pen. I made a custom flooring and unfortunately, they were able to get to the rug... and welp, they ate it.
So it begins - set things in place and gets started!
Step 1: Get things organized. Well - the struggle is real. See, the Craft Corner aka Craft Dump is an utter mess right now. I was trying to figure out how to film craft videos. There are lots of ways to do it, for the most part I have the tools from tripods to cameras, lighting, and whatever else... except the tripod arm, but the problem is that the whole place is a mess.
This is a glimpse of that lovely mess. I don't have a very big area and the little spot that I have is just... full. So very, very full. It's a mess!!
I'm happily doing what I do, but nope I am definitely not happy with how messy that is! >.<
Now, time to get the motivation to actually clean up and maybe get rid of some hoard that I no longer need. This is gonna be a tough process. I might need to consider the time I'm going to spend debating with myself. Okay, so I know it doesn't really look that bad but I don't have much space to store some items anymore, or to spread the crafts around. I really am hoping I could buy the house some day, but not really holding on to that thought for now.
Anyways, I started brainstorming figuring out what to do next. It's just a fancy way of saying that I started overthinking trying to figure out how get things to work out and not be lazy ending up binge watching Tiger King or Narcos. Planning helps a lot, so I have to jot that down my handy-dandy planner.
Moral support helps too! Look at my crew ^.^
Today I start. Now let's see how this goes!
So much to do, so little time!!
I remember as a kid, time seems to take forever. I can't wait until it was time for my show, or for snacks, or to go to the mall, do this and what not. I also hated going to sleep because I wanted to play!
Well imagine that, apparently it's all true and adulting is definitely quite the opposite.
So like any other responsible adult human being, I made a to-do list. In fact, I have so much paper to for this type of thing but let's not get there. I'm supposed to do a bunch of stuff and end with successfully blogging and upload my vlog. Well, that was the plan at least.
It's really challenging to live far away from home, let alone not in a place where there are a lot of Filipinos. The closes Phil store is in Chicago so that's roughly three hours one way. Not to mention all the traffic!
On the bright side, I'm super glad that there are a lot of Asian stores here - mostly Hmong. They carry a variety of Asian brands and some popular Filipino items. I'm really glad that they do. Now it's up to me to improvise to actually make the things that I love to eat. Obviously I'm a foodie so I crave certain things every now and then.
I was just browsing around Facebook and came across all these different meryenda foods back home. Meryenda simply means a snack between meals. No, not a light snack. I mean like a delicious and usually filling snack. So I experimented with my own!
I just wish that we had fresh langka here, but still glad I was able to find canned ones. I was also able to use Saba bananas that I got from Chicago when we went to Seafood city. I froze them so they turned out a bit too mushy. Next time I'll probably try some regular plantain bananas.
Ah Palabok... or what we call in Cavite City "luglog".
This one, I have never tried making before so it was something brand new for me to make. I cheated tho, I used a sauce mix LOL. I still added more stuff into it and seasoned it to my liking. I didn't have the tinapa or the dried shrimps so I had to improvise. I got some calamares and added that instead.
Needless to say, Hubby Bear approved!
Tikoy (Nian Gao)
Come the Chinese Lunar New Year, I was definitely craving for some tikoy.
I tried to look for it in various Asian stores, I figured it should be somewhere, but apparently not. I then looked it up online. Thanks to Google, I found the original recipe and it wasn't so hard to make at all!! It's just rice flour, some sugar, coconut milk and some flavor (I decided to add pandan on mine) and steam for like two hours!
I've always loved blogging - until life got too busy. Now let me try to keep this going :)
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