Apr 3, 2011

Pan-Fried Scallop & Roasted Sweet Bell Pepper Salad
with Fresh Grapefruit Dressing
I found this presentation from my mom back when she was still studying at ISCHAM almost a couple of years back.  I'm not a food blogger but I can blog about food because I love food!

I decided to post more of these soon so you can also try this at home.  It looks simple, but let me know in the comments after you have actually tried it.

My mom is food genius, every time go back home to Bohol, let's just say expect some weight gain.  Even my dad who is a constant runner can easily gain kilos every time he goes back.  We're happy that she's already started Cake Garden and we're 1000% (that's an extra 0) full support.

Pan-Fried Scallop & Roasted Sweet Bell Pepper Salad 
with Fresh Grapefruit Dressing


For The Salad

  • Sea Scallops (fresh) 0.750 kg
  • Onion (red) 0.150 kg
  • Iceberg Lettuce (fresh) 0.250 kg
  • Grapefruit (fresh) 4 pcs
  • Bell Pepper (red) 0.800 kg
  • Bell Pepper (yellow) 0.800 kg

For The Grapefruit Dressing

  • White Wine Vinegar 0.060 Lt
  • Grapefruit Juice (fresh) 0.120 Lt
  • Grapefruit Zest
  • Onion (red, fresh) 0.70 Kg
  • Sunflower Oil 0.120 Kg
  • Pepper (white, ground) 1 pc
  • Salt (iodized) 


Apr 2, 2011

Singapore Sunrise
I've been procrastinating for a year (oh yeah!) on my trip to Singapore last year.  Well it's a year now since the last time I visited Singapura.  But I know I had to after reading Mindanaoan's post on her Singapore escapade.  Anyway, here's a short post on my Singapore trip last year plus some tips.

Travel Blogger - Not

I envy travel bloggers on how they can write their trips painstakingly in detail.  So let's skip the part where I went to the airport, boarded, flew, landed, got my documents stamped and rode Mazzie on our way home in Singapore.  I'm not a travel blogger but sometimes I try to be and this is actually an attempt.  Anyway, unlike travel bloggers who travel (obviously) to a certain place and stay for like 2-3 days, this trip was not like that.  I stayed in Singapore for almost two months.

The first two weeks I was home sick.  Despite all the peaceful place, the disciplined traffic, the food (we'll tackle that later) I miss home.  This trip was not just a visit to Singapore it's also a chance for me to catch up with my Dad.  Every year it's either he comes home or some of us go their to visit him.  Yes, it's expensive but it's a must for a family to be together at least twice a year.

I deleted my Singapore photos on my Flickr account so you just have to rely on my words here.


I think it's like an unwritten rule that before you go somewhere else, you at least make some research about the place better yet, ask some friends who have been there.  Even better, if you have friends and relatives staying in Singapore ask them to guide you. Singlish makes Singapore unique.  I know the above video you can hear laughing on the background, don't mind him.  You have to flex your listening muscles and skills to learn and understand Singlish.  Also try to research terminologies because usually they are fixed.  For example "to reload" credits to your mobile phone you must say "top up" or else they won't understand you.