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img_4103.jpgSince I didn’t have enough toothpicks to “deep fry” the corn tortillas, I had to fry the tortillas “flat” as opposed to shaping them as tacos shells. This was my first time ever making fish tacos and I was very happy with the way they turned out. (Remember, I don’t “cook!”) This was one of the “rare” times I didn’t follow any specific recipe. I had called RS earlier to ask her how “it was done” and I quickly went on-line to look at a few fish taco recipes just to get an idea. Instead of printing them out, I memorized what was needed (very little ingredients for the sauce) and after frying the tortillas, I assembled the fish tacos. I had used the talapia fillets at Trader Joe’s and since I didn’t feel like making the salsa , I just bought Trader img_4107.jpgJoe’s papaya-mango salsa. For the “white sauce,” all I did was mix 1/2 cup of mayo, 1/2 cup of sour-cream, and 1/2 package of the taco seasoning and tossed in the shredded cabbage (I bought the bagged ones used in making the cole-slaw). I combined those ingredients together, topped it with the salsa . . . and viola! The only two things that went a miss, were the cilantro and avocados . . . I had forgotten to buy them earlier. Arghh! This will definitely be part of the familia’s menu (once or twice month) because for one, it’s sooooo easy and delish! If I ever crave for fish tacos or even fish burritos, I now know how to make my own.

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img_4073a.jpgAs mentioned in my earlier post, on Saturday we went to Oakley to celebrate my cousin’s birthday. It was simple and nice gathering with only a handful of cousins and their children. It was nice seeing them because we hardly ever get to see one another with exception for the holidays. The drive to Oakley took almost an hour from where we live, and boy the weather was in the 90’s! I know that’s not too hot for some, but coming from the “bay area,” it was hot. We had taken Toby with us and he did very well inside my cousin’s house. (of course we brought his “pad”) Toby was just like a baby . . . he’d take his nap here and there no matter how noisy the children were. Toby took a liking to the chair. Click here for more pix . . .

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AC and her friend Ms. M went to Stoneridge Mall this afternoon with Ms. M’s  parents. I “got” to puppy-sit Toby for several hours.

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well, from the computer that is . . . to be more specific . . . “blogging.”  While surfing the net just now (and I wasn’t even blogging!), the hubs told me that I should stop being in front of the computer because for one, when I’m at work, I’m on the computer and that I should give my wrist a rest.  Lately, I’ve been complaining about the pain I’ve been experiencing in my right wrist.  I have an appointment at the Occupational Health Clinic first thing Monday morning.  I’ll probably go into a withdrawal if I stop abruptly so what I’ll do is only give myself a few minutes if I have to blog, but I won’t surf the net or visit other people’s blogs for now.  Oh well, we’re off to Oakley for my cousin’s birthday . . . hope ya’ll have a great weekend!

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It’s been two years today and for some reason I always seem to remember the month and date of “July 27th” as if I’m remembering someone’s birthday or anniversary . . . but really I’m remembering that day as the day the familia and Nanay came back home from a 3 weeks trip from the Philippines . . . but also it was then that we brought Nanay to ER after only being home for about 2 hours (after a long int’l. flight). It would be a week or two later when we would find out that Nanay had cancer and was terminally ill. In the 3 weeks we were in the Philippines, Nanay had no appetite whatsover. We didn’t know what was going inside her because she wasn’t very communicative. We just “assumed” that it was probably part of her “depression.” Had we known that she had cancer months prior, would we have treated her differently? It was very hard living with someone in a depressed state for several years, but that “someone” was my Nanay. Sure it took a toll on the hubs and I (as with JP and AC too). I know we did our best in taking care of her but there are times I’m sure I could have done better, with more understanding and patience.

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img_4059a.jpgCan you imagine filling up the bag RS is “modeling” with handbags, shoes, clothes, accessories, etc.? Well, actually this is, believe it or not a “laundry” hamper which has 3 dividers inside . . . one for colors, one for whites and I can’t remember what the other section is for. We were cracking up at the size of this bag and RS was telling me to imagine how she would look “wearing” this bag (to bring all her work stuff) where she works in the financial district. This evening we (AC, Toby, RS and me) went to Corte Madera Town Center. Depending on the traffic, it would have just been to Bay Street but since the traffic was moving right along, we kept going towards the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. RS had already eaten dinner so AC and I just had a quick bite at Mickey D’s. Afterwards we just went inside a couple of stores . . . stayed inside The Container Store the longest where we practically covered the entire store. They even let us bring Toby inside. During our stroll, we went to Tully’s Coffee and each had their Blueberry-Almond Latte. Ummm! We’ve never had “coffee” with a light flavoring of blueberry & almond. Unlike Pete’s and Starbuck’s, Tully’s has flavors of the month. Too bad Tully’s is not “conveniently” located because I think I’ll be frequenting it more often. Well, it was a fun evening! We’ll have to do this again, but earlier so that we can go to the other side – – The Village at Corte Madera. Lastly, I would have loved to shop ’till I dropped, but I’m a happy camper just having my coffee or latte, and a shortbread cookie to go with it. “Retail” is therapy but I don’t always have to buy something. Days like those are on a “temporary hold” . . . with two kiddies in private school, need I say more? I guess more importantly, “priorities” have changed too because of it. So, where shall my next cup of coffee be?

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Fishballs!

pix-080.jpgIt wasn’t until we were in the Philippines in July 2005 that JP and AC were first introduced to “fried fishballs.” My cousins and/or their kids would take them out to buy some fried fishballs near the palengki (open market) or “road-side.” The hubs and I were a bit “nervous” about having them eat them fishballs because for one thing, they were not refrigerated prior to frying nor I don’t even think they were kept cold. It was more of a health issue than anything else. I don’t mean to sound like I’m so “delikado” (picky), but it’s just like going to Mexico or other places where drinking water was a concern. Getting back to them fishballs . . . while at Seafood City last weekend, the hubs picked up two bags of the frozen fishballs and I fried one bag tonight and served it with sweet chili sauce.

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