Wednesday, February 29, 2012
After the second try, I finally perfected the art of making hot cakes. I still can recall when my siblings and I were still young, our dad would cook for us hot cakes. And he even taught us how to cook it without the ready mix.
Since I relied all the time with hot cake mix and the it's very pricey here, I have opted to cook it on the scratch. I had to search online for the ingredients but I failed the first time.
Anyway, here are the ingredients of my hot cake:
1. A cup of an all-purpose flour
2. An egg
3. Cooking oil or melted butter
4. 3 teaspoons of baking powder
5. 1 teaspoon of salt
6. 1 tablespoon of sugar
7. Drops of vanilla extract
8. Cup of fresh milk
Here are simple steps:
1. Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl then set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, mix all the wet ingredients then pour bit by bit while mixing to the dry ingredients. Once the hot cake mix is smooth in texture, you can fry it an greased pan.
3. Serve hot with butter and some fruit jams.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
2. Tyler Perry's Good Deeds
3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
4. Safe House
5. The Vow
6. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
7. This Means War
10. The Secret World of Arrietty
11. Chronicle (2012)
12. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D)
13. The Artist
14. The Woman in Black
15. The Descendants
17. The Grey
18. The Iron Lady
19. Big Miracle
20. Red Tails
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 by Makoy · 0
11th to 15th Epic Rap Off from the Morning Rush
11th Epic Rap Off - Monster's Rap (Chico, Delamar and Gino)
12th Epic Rap Off - Chinese New Year (Chico, Delamar and Gino)
13th Epic Rap Off - Book Launch (Chico, Delamar and Gino)
14th Epic Rap Off - Singles Party (Chico, Delamar and Gino)
15th Epic Rap Off - Love (Chico, Delamar and Gino)
Monday, February 27, 2012
The contest duration is from January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012. Grand draw is scheduled on September 7, 2012 and will have the following prizes:
Travel package (One winner)
Round trip ticket from country of post to Manila to Boracay for two
With accommodation and P45,000 pocket money
P30,000 (Two winners)
P20,000 (Three winners)
P10,000 (Ten winners)
P10,000 each per region
P50,000 and plaque of appreciation for the nominator with the most number of nominees
To qualify to this contest, you must an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) with at least one month contribution for the last three months. You need to register to the SSS website for the promo contest. For the full details of the contest, visit www.sss.gov.ph.
Monday, February 27, 2012 by Makoy · 0
6th to 10th Epic Rap Off from the Morning Rush
6th Epic Rap Off - Reunited (Chico and Gino)
7th Epic Rap Off - Sexy (Chico and Gino)
8th Epic Rap Off - Farewell (Chico and Gino)
9th Epic Rap Off - Welcome Back Delamar (Chico and Gino)
10th Epic Rap Off - End of the World (Chico, Delamar and Gino)
Sunday, February 26, 2012
To all the rushers, here are the first five of the epic rap off from the Morning Rush.
1st Epic Rap Off (Chico and Gino)
2nd Epic Rap Off (Chico and Gino)
3rd Epic Rap Off - Becky Style (Chico and Gino)
4th Epic Rap Off - Love & Romance (Chico and Gino)
5th Epic Rap Off - Jealousy (Chico and Gino)
Sunday, February 26, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The band released this statement to the fans in Singapore, "We deeply regret having to cancel. It wasn't an easy decision by any stretch but after carefully considering medical advice, we felt we had no choice. Dave's been told by more than one doctor that he has to take it easy on his voice. We hate to disappoint our fans in Singapore and hope you'll all understand and that we'll see you all in the not too distant future."
Foo Fighters were supposed to perform at the Padang and was expecting a sold-out 20,000 crowd.
Refunds will be made until March 13, 12PM to 8PM daily.
Saturday, February 25, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Friday, February 24, 2012
Bourne Legacy star Jeremy Renner went to the Malacañang Palace last Wednesday as a courtesy visit to the Philippine President Benigno Aquino. Renner, an American actor wore cargo pants and a barong Tagalog, which is the embroidered formal garment of the Philippines.
In the courtesy visit, Renner and the production team of "Bourne Legacy" has thanked the country for its hospitality. Even adding that they were happy to choose the Philippines as of the filming locations.
Jeremy Renner arrived last month in the Philippines to film the latest "Bourne" series. They have shot locations in Manila, Marikina and Palawan.
Other "Bourne Legacy" stars also flocked Manila including Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton. Bourne Legacy will be released on August 3, 2012 in the United States.
Friday, February 24, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Good news to my fellow Jurong East colleagues! The JCUBE mall which replaced the Jurong Entertainment Centre will finally open on April 2nd. The mall is owned by CapitaMall Trust and will have a total of five levels including Singapore's first Olympic-size ice rink.
The mall has a lettable area of 210,000 sq. ft. and according to CapitaMall Trust, 90% of its area has been leased.
Good news for us which is just walking distance from JTC. More food choices, yehey!
Anyway, my colleagues and I were talking about this mall during its pre-conception. We said that when this mall finally finished, we will be working in a different company. Surprisingly, we're still here.
Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Philippines became a creditor in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2010 with its high foreign exchange reserves of $63.4 billion reversing its membership from borrower to country-creditor. The Philippines as well has prepaid all of its outstanding debt to the IMF ending its 45 years of lending history.
By the end of 2011, the Philippines has infused a total of $251.1 million to the IMF. The BSP has added that the half of the amount made by the Philippines went to European countries like Ireland, Portugal and Greece.
With these much reserves, the HSBC prediction might come true.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Financial guru Suze Orman is visiting Manila over the weekend to give financial advice to Filipinos and how they are going to manage and grow their money.
This is the first time Orman is visiting Manila. She is exclusively brought by Bank of the Philippines Islands on its campaign on financial literacy.
The Emmy Award financial advisor will give a series of talk on BPI clients and employees on February 25 at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City.
Suze Orman is the host of CNBC's The Suze Orman Show and the author of "The Courage To Be Rich" and "The Money Class."
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Makoy · 0
It all started in Sydney way back 2007 when million of residents switched off their non-essential lighting. The next year, some countries followed in this awareness towards climate change. A total of 135 countries as of 2011 has participated in this event.
Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines are some of the countries that participated. Yesterday, it was announced by Earth Hour that it will be moving its global headquarters to Singapore. According to reports, Singapore is an ideal hub for them since major business hubs are in Singapore making it more easier to tap to these companies.
Earth Hour happens every last Saturday of March from 8:30-9:30 PM.
Monday, February 20, 2012
2. The Vow
3. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
4. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
5. This Means War
6. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D)
7. Chronicle (2012)
8. The Woman in Black
9. The Secret World of Arrietty
10. The Grey
11. The Descendants
12. The Artist
13. Big Miracle
15. Red Tails
16. Underworld Awakening
17. The Iron Lady
18. One For the Money
19. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Monday, February 20, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The set was eye catchy and of course the songs from the musical are awesome. Some of which I have heard from Glee and Lea Salonga. There were parts of the musical that are boring that in total, it was a great show. I was impressed with the characters Galinda and Elphaba. They can really hit the high notes even they are suspended up high.
I just realized that it's been a long time since my last musical, which was Chicago in May 2010. Hopefully for 2012 I will have the opportunity to watch more musicals. Phantom of the Opera please!
Thursday, February 16, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
2. Safe House
3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
4. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D)
5. Chronicle (2012)
6. The Woman in Black
7. The Grey
8. Big Miracle
9. The Descendants
10. Underworld Awakening
11. Red Tails
12. One For the Money
13. The Artist
15. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
16. Man on a Ledge
18. The Iron Lady
19. Beauty and the Beast (3D)
20. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Monday, February 13, 2012
Anyway, after browsing the recipe and instructions in YouTube. Here is my rendition of the steamed fish. For only twenty minutes of steaming, you will have a healthy and yummy dish.
Steamed Fish Ingredients:
1) White fish
4) Spring Onions
5) Salt and pepper
6) Light Soy Sauce
9) Aluminum Foil
Monday, February 13, 2012 by Makoy · 1
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Here finally is the official movie trailer of the film "Bourne Legacy." One of the destinations of the time is the Philippines and it has caused uproar to the citizens because of the traffic it has brought to the city.
We will wait for the next movie trailer which will include the Philippines.
Saturday, February 11, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Thursday, February 9, 2012
19/02 - New Moon Khcycle MetaSprint Series – Aquathlon
19/02 - Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2012
25/02 - Singapore Duathlon National Championships 2012
26/02 - U Run 2012
03/03 - Singapore Biathlon 2012
04/03 - MR25 Progressive Series Race #1 – 10km
11/03 - Twilight Ultra Challenge 2012
18/03 - Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore 2012
28/03 - Run & Raisin’ 2012
01/04 - New Moon Khcycle MetaSprint Series – Duathlon
01/04 - 2XU Compression Run 2012
01/04 - MR25 5K Time Trial
08/04 - Best Friend Run 2012
14/04 - Singapore Flyer 5km Run
19/04 - J.P. Morgan Corporate Chase Challenge 2012
22/04 - Run 350 2012
28/04 - Energizer Singapore Night Trail Race 2012
01/05 - SIS Age Group Run 2012 – Series 1
06/05 - New Moon Khcycle MetaSprint Series – Triathlon
06/05 - MR25 Progressive Series Race #2 – 15km
20/05 - Cold Storage Kids Run 2012
26/05 - Sundown Marathon 2012
03/06 - MR25 – 5K Time Trial
01/07 - MR25 Progressive Series Race #3 – 20km
08/07 - Jurong Lake Run 2012
15/07 - SIS Age Group Run 2012 – Series 2
05/08 - MR25 – 5K Time Trial
02/09 - MR25 Progressive Series Race #4 – 10km
07/10 - MR25 – 5K Time Trial
04/11 - MR25 10K Elite Run
02/12 - Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2012
09/12 - MR25 – 5K Time Trial
30/12 - MR25 Ultra Marathon
Thursday, February 9, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
1. Chronicle (2012)
2. The Woman in Black
3. The Grey
4. Big Miracle
5. Underworld Awakening
6. One For the Money
7. Red Tails
8. The Descendants
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
12. The Artist
13. Beauty and the Beast (3D)
15. The Iron Lady
16. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
17. Joyful Noise
19. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
20. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
21. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
22. War Horse
23. We Bought a Zoo
24. The Adventures of Tintin
25. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
26. Albert Nobbs
28. A Dangerous Method
29. A Separation
30. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
It was a sad Monday in the Philippines when earthquake struck the central island including Cebu and the Negros Island. My friend even from Iloilo experienced the earthquake while riding jeepney. The earthquake was recorded to be of 6.9 magnitude and has taken 13 lives and 40 are still missing.
The earthquake hit around 11:49 AM which triggered landslide in the mountain village of Solongon, La Libertad, Negros Occidental. Rescuers and some foreign and local doctors are in the vicinity but the aid could not be delivered because of damaged roads and bridges. According to reports, a total of nine bridges were damaged in Negros Occidental and four were not passable.
Tsunami alert has been sent as well yesterday for the central islands. Huge waves washed out cottages from a beach resort in La Libertad but no injuries were reported. After shocks were also reported, three from the last time I read it in Facebook.
In 1948, Negros was hit by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake but did not cause massive damage.
For those who wants to extend their donations, please visit the Philippine Red Cross.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 by Makoy · 0
Monday, February 6, 2012
For 2012, I have a lot to share regarding my travel plans, investment and money matters, food and cooking, fitness, technology news, entertainment and what's going on in Singapore and in the world.
I am also planning to do some tweaking on my blog in terms of layout or maybe the logo to start on. So to my readers, I hope you're still there. Come and check my blogs and I will update them every time I am free.
Monday, February 6, 2012 by Makoy · 0