Trendy Summer Wear

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Seamus Finally Gave In... He Ate Balut (Duck Egg)!

Don't blame me! It wasn't me who coerced him to eat something repulsive that I, myself, wouldn't and couldn't get myself to eat, even if I get drunk. I must admit though, that I had it once maybe 20 years ago. I don't know why but my dear mother forced me to eat it. She probably believed it was good for me. I swallowed it fast so I don't hear the 'crunch' and almost choked for doing my best to get it over with!

Duck egg, or balut as locally known in the Philippines, is high in protein thus believed to boost energy more than any commercially available energy food or drink. To other locals, if not most, balut is considered as an aphrodisiac which most likely the reason why it is one of Filipinos' favorite foods. Not mine! I'm just too queasy to munch such a delicacy.

Balut is an incubated egg with developed embryo of approximately 19 days at which time, boiled for consumers.

This Filipino delicacy is usually sold at night time, by street vendors walking around the neighborhood shouting, "Balut! Baluuut!" Other balut vendors station themselves at one street corner, which I did twenty years ago to help my family make ends meet. Surprised? Oh well, I wasn't born a princess. Anyhow, I remember that my basketful of balut sold fast each night therefore I never went home very late. So, somehow I should be thankful to balut huh!

Don't expect to find a Filipina beauty selling balut!

Here's a tip for those who are fearless to try balut: start with "balut sa puti" (duck egg in white). Why choose "balut sa puti"? Because it is incubated less than 19 days, roughly 16 days, which means the chick is not fully developed yet. Hence, no visible beak, feather, or claws.

It turns out that Seamus is not the first non-Filipino to try balut. There are many others before him and maybe more after this? Filipinos say you are coward if you don't eat balut. So when you get the chance, have a mouthful of balut.

Images by:

post signature

Pin It

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Get To Know Molly from Nairobi, Kenya

Last year, World Food Program (USA) gave Molly a small video camera and asked her to record her daily life. In school and at home in the Mathare Slum in Nairobi, Kenya, one of the poorest places on earth, you might expect her videos to be sad, even depressing.

Molly's World is anything but sad. It's vibrant, full of hope. Her world is one of unlimited potential, thanks in part to WFP school meals. 

We celebrate Molly and girls like her who are beating the odds and having lots of fun along the way. Celebrate with us by watching Molly's World. Then, take our brand new quiz to test just how much you know about this incredible young lady.
By taking Molly's Quiz, you're joining a growing community taking action to make sure more boys and girls like Molly have the chance at a better future. For every quiz taken, WFP can provide one more meal in school.

Working together, we can make a lasting impact on children's lives all over the world.

post signature

Pin It

Watch Television Shows Online On Your Computer

Watch television - Online IP TVGet
4000 Live TV shows from your laptop.
Not required of a TV tuner or decoder. Pure picture - no subscription needed.
Watch television stations online anywhere. All you need is
our Internet television software, your PC, and Internet connection.

Whether you logged in from work to watch CNN, BBC or another news broadcasting station's online stream of a campaign event or you watched it on some other device such as your cellular phone or iPOD, you will be able to stay on top of current news with the help of Live Internet television and online webcasts.

Searching webpages that offer live TV is very simple. Just enter "internet television" into search engine and you will receive hundreds of results about this. Most Internet TV broadcasting web-sites even show content from around the world so stations from other countries like Canada, for example, can be viewed right from your computer. The convenience and simplicity, not to mention huge number of opportunities that live TV has to offer, it's no wonder lot of customers are choosing it over regular TV.

It is amazing there are many things we can do with the Internet at home. However Internet television is a relatively new invention, it is catching on so quickly that it may soon replace regular TV like the cell phone is replacing landline telephone.

post signature

Pin It

Monday, March 12, 2012

I Won "Get Famous" E-Book!

I'm an avid reader and one of many subscribers of Mompreneur Mogul newsletter, authored by Lisa Cash Hanson. She recently posted the 'Get Famous Book Launch Party and Blogger Review Opportunity' which will be on 23rd of March and can be found at her Facebook page. In her blog post, she mentioned doing 'Random Acts of Kindness' for other bloggers and asked her readers to comment if they know of certain bloggers who are in need or suggest themselves. I usually write short comments but didn't on this one (even if I'm badly in need) because I'm not the type who would say, "Pick me! Pick me!" I'd rather blend in to the wall.

On her next blog post, it was a giveaway which was for US only, which unfortunately, I can't join because I'm in the Far East. Hence I commented, "Open to US only." To my surprise, a few minutes later, Lisa e-mailed me to apologize about that. Whoa! The Mompreneur Mogul e-mailed me! I replied saying that it's alright and added that I never won anyway in blog giveaways. A couple more e-mail exchanges then after my reply stating that I am one of her loyal readers, I received 'her random act of kindness' i.e. winning her e-book! Isn't she awesome?

The e-book I received is not just any e-book. It's this: 

I can't afford any e-book at all so you can imagine how I almost jumped up and down rejoicing for winning 'Get Famous' e-book. I haven't had the time to read the e-book thoroughly yet (running errands here and there), so I can't write a review about it yet. There are others though who has written impressive reviews:

An Aspiring Domestic Goddess Mommy Get Famous Book Review
Lisa @MomBloggerBuzz 

This is for you Lisa as a token of my deep gratitude. May you have more blessings to come your way! I promise that I will make use of this Get Famous e-book.

post signature

Pin It

Facebook Badge

free web site traffic and promotion

Thank you for visiting my own realm on the net.

Wipe away negative thoughts, forget the past, forgive people who wronged you and look forward to what lies ahead with a brave heart.

Proudly Pinoy!
Photobucket blog links
Personal directory

  © Blogger template 'Isfahan' by 2008

Back to TOP