Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tik Tok Thursday: Eps. 1

I am starting a new series named Tik Tok Thursday. Every Thursday, I will share our videos from Tik Tok. This is just for fun!

For the past few days, these have been our stress reliever. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wifey Wednesday: Complete Honesty Of Your Partner's Past

Today, I'll restart a series called Wifey Wednesday. Every Wednesday, I'll share a blog post related to being a wife.

Currently, I'm hooked in following Relationship Matters PH. Every Wednesday night at 9 pm, Richard and Maricar go live on their Facebook page to discuss a certain topic about relationships.

Last week, the topic was: Do you want complete honesty of your partner's past? (To know EVERYTHING about him/her kahit tapos na?)

Do you think you should be aware of your partner's past issues, even if "tapos na"? Or will this cause more harm than good?
Pointers from their vlog:

  • Sabi nung iba, parang pag bumili ka ng 2nd hand na kotse. Yung original owner puro magaganda lang ang sinabi sayo. Tapos nagbreakdown yung sasakyan. May sira pala yung kotse. Di ba sasabihin mo sa dating may-ari "Bakit di mo sinabi sakin na may ganitong problema pala 'to?! Sana sinabi mo sakin, umpisa pa lang."
  • I want complete honesty of my partner's past. The past might affect the present and the future.
  • For Christians, negative patterns of previous generations can affect 4 generations down.
  • Mas masarap ang tulog ng mga taong completely honest.
  • Some of us tell we want the whole truth but we can't handle it.
  • It takes a lot of maturity to know the truth.
  • Could the level of honesty be proportionate to the couple's intimacy?

My personal opinion:
What I don't know hurt me the most. I want complete honesty including past. I asked Duz' opinion. He also feels the same. I'm glad that on set of our relationship, we both shared everything (the bad and good of our past). Kaya pag nagiinuman sila ng mga kaibigan niya tapos aasarin siya tungkol sa isang ex or something, tatawanan ko na lang. Tapos sasabihin ni Duz, "Alam ni Em yun. Kinuwento ko sakanya lahat." Imagine kung sa iba ko pa nalaman na ex niya pala si ganito, sigurado warla na kami agad niyan.

So for me, I value honesty. I really do. 

How about you? Please share your thoughts below. 

Kindly join Relationship Matters PH's live tonight at 9 pm.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tasty Tuesday

Happy rainy Tuesday!

Yesterday, our boss gave this yummy delicacy for our snack. She had a short trip in Bacolod last weekend.

Puto Manapala
This is perfect with Dinuguan. I like its soft texture and light sweetness. 

I searched the web for the recipe and found this.

Puto Manapala Recipe

1 1/2 Cup cake flour
1/2 Cup sugar
3 Eggs
¾ cup tuba or alternatively use a soda drink
Using a hand mixer, beat eggs for 1 minute over high speed. Mix in sugar and beat for another 2 mins until fluffy.
When mixture is fluffy, turn speed over medium and  beat for about 5 – 10 minutes or until mixture doubles.
Turn speed into low, then gradually add sifted flour and soda drink alternately, do not over mix. Turn off mixer.
Using spatula, apply the cut and fold technique in incorporating the ingredients. Do not stir, but just fold the batter. Over mixing can cause too much bubbles and plenty of big pores on the texture or too less bubbles can harden the puto.
Transfer the cake batter into puto mould lined with banana leaves.
Cover with white cloth and steam over high heat for about 15 minutes.
Spread butter or margarine over the top of hot puto.

Remove 2 tablespoon of all purpose flour in a cup, replace with 2 tablespoon of cornstarch to make cake flour.
You can use unflavored (ginger ale) soda and add anise for flavor.
You may also watch the video below.

Have you tried Puto Manapala? Let me know your thoughts/