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Sigawan Sa Palengke (Yelling at the Wet Market)

Posted in Food, Story with tags , , on November 22, 2008 by engrlouraine

Doing my weekly¬† Shopping, when suddenly the woman next to me was at her breathe, screaming on a vendor and the vendor on the otherhand was screaming back. I really didn’t get their issue though, all I heard was, ayaw panakit! (don’t hurt!) hhehehe hope my translation is right, I mean the woman says, “Don’t hurt people”.

I do not have that chismosa (gossiper) nature and so I head on and bought pork meat and just saw the woman leave and the vendor was still on a loud voice like “I can go back to jail just to get back on you” Nyah! Scaryyyyy.. maybe he was just kidding and then I continued my shopping.

Bought some squid, sea weeds (latu) like the green thing. Then some veggies and hurried home and cooked some adobong pusit with oyster sauce. Yummy!

That’s it for the day! And good news, I’ve decided to put on some Bisaya – English¬† Translation relevant to my post.


palingke – marketplace
isda – fish
lung ag – cook
palit – buy
kaon – eat
pusit – squid


Kalag-kalag 2008

Posted in Feasts/Party, Food with tags , , , , , on November 4, 2008 by engrlouraine

In tagalog Halloween is called Undas, here in Mindanao its called Kalag-Kalag. Kalag means ghost and kalag-kalag means ghost-ghost, no! was just kidding. That is just how they call them so we follow with no questions. He he he.

We spent kalag-kalag at my place in Mati, Davao Oriental, where beaches are clean. But we didn’t go home to swim. We had a little lunch at my moms grave last November 1, 2008. My Uncles, Aunties, Cousins, Lolo Marcelino, Lola Presentacion and the rest of the gang hehehehe were there enjoying a 15 kilo litson with kinilaw and crab. Yummy! With the scent of the cemetery, hmmmm air was so naturally decaying? hehehhe joke!. We were at the public cemetery and not on private ones, just visualize how it looked like. But the feeling of peace and love from my family is like of the old times. If you have followed the last post I did, I said I don’t normally go home for several reasons that is why I enjoyed the moment with my mom rested and my relatives having a little chitchats.

That’s it for kalag-kalag 2008.


More photos were posted at multiply page

BIGBY’s Cafe & Restaurant

Posted in Food with tags , on July 16, 2008 by engrlouraine
Melody Anne and I had dinner at Bigby’s Restaurant in SM, Davao City last night. It was fun because before you can actually enter the restaurant and be on your seat, crew overwhelms you with their accomodations and politely gives you their menu and offering you their best sellers.
Two tables away from ours a customer was celebrating its birthday. The crew gave her a warm blessing and a jolly birthday song with a cake and a candle on top of it. We were sort of part of them even as audience.
It tooked us hours hehehe exaggerated rather it tooked us several minutes before we have actually placed our orders. With mine, I had Pork Steak with veggies on the side and it costs me 219 PhP. Real expensive but worth the taste. I Admit to have sinned gluttony, I was full then, but I have to finish my meal. Even Melody Anne was exhausted after finishing hers. As we stand to vacate the place, as if we cannot move due to fullness and were laughing to ourselves.
After then we went to buy some goodies. I bought a box of butterscotch for pasalubong at Goldilocks after paying we left hurriedly. The security guard whistling and saying mam u left the box! hahahhahaha. Hay! silly me. To say, charge it to experience again! Hehehhe

The Boodle Fight

Posted in Engineering, Feasts/Party, Food with tags , , , on July 4, 2008 by engrlouraine

We went to Laak, Campostela Valley for MinSSAD Sub-Projects Turnover last July 1, 2008. A ride from Davao City is about three hours on a long rough road. My back is a bit aching due to humps of the road but is certainly a real great ride.

One thing that I remember most about the trip is the experience of boodle fighting. The fight isn’t like that of boxing. Boodle fighting is a military style of eating.Three long table were prepared and food are on top of the banana leaves. Viands and rice ready to eat using your bare hands. Of course jugs of water are prepared on the side for us to wash our hands before the combat. With the signal to start the boodle fight everyone had their position. Yeba! Ready get set, go!

Below are the photos as evidences. (Laughing out Loud)

Meriendas served before the Boodle Fight!




And long tablesWith the Big Personalities of DAR XI, Municipal Mayor, and Project Manager of MinSSAD Project

And looking forward for another boodle fight! Heya.. I’m ready (“,) hehehehe

Had Lunch at Roadhouse Cafe

Posted in Food with tags , on April 30, 2008 by engrlouraine
Sizzling Pochero. Its gravy is unexplainably delicious with its brownish color really mouth watering.

Above photo is the seafood vegetable basket.

The rice. We were just curious what is the difference why it costs us 25 PhP for this single order of rice. Maybe because of its container. 5 for the rice and 20 for its container. justifiable. hehehhe

What else to write here? obviously photos speaks for itself. ari buh bye.. ciao


Posted in Food with tags on April 24, 2008 by engrlouraine

yum yumm yumm Suman (A Filipino Delicacy) and a Ripe Mango at the side. Suman is made from rice (malagkit). Frankly, I don’t know how they prepare them. You will see this food during fiestas on the barrios or on special occassions specially at provinces.

Photo above was taken at Dujali, Davao Del Norte, Philippines right at the room of the Mayors Office. I didn’t have a good shoot with the “chokolate” prepared from tabliya. They served it as our meryenda (snacks).

Right now, I am fond of taking photos hahahha for a blog topic. Hik Hik Hik

Spicy Tuna Carbonara

Posted in Food, Uncategorized with tags , on April 7, 2008 by engrlouraine

I prepared spicy tuna Carbonara yesterday. I still have some left in the refrigerator for some afternoon snacks.


2 Big cans Evaporated Milk
1 pouch full cream milk
2 cans tuna flakes in oil (century tuna)
2 cans hot and spicy tuna flakes (century tuna)
button mushrooms
spring onions
500g Fettuccine noodles

Heres how to prepare:

For Noodles:

  • Boil the noodles for at least 11 mins

For the white sauce:

  • Heat pan
  • Put some butter or oil to what you prefer.
  • Saute garlic and onions.
  • Mix milk, mushroom, tuna (both plain and spicy), cream

Pour on the white sauce on the noodles. Then mix. Garnish it with finely chopped spring onions and the sausage.

There you go.. Enjoy your Spiccccy hot Carbona. Got this recipe from lottie and billie jean.