Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Recipe of the Day: Cream Dory Fillet

It's been a while since I've posted a recipe here. That's because we haven't been eating quality food recently! (Hello canned goods!) LOL!

Anyway, here's how Drew prepared one of the best fish fillet's I've ever tasted...Honestly!


1/4 kg of cream dory, sliced into bite-sized pieces
1 egg
1 pack of McCormick's Chicken Breading (garlic flavor)
1 pack of tempura crumbs
1/2 tsp iodized salt
1/2 tsp white pepper

Dip: garlic mayo with ground black pepper

1. Mix egg with 2 tsp McCormick's Chicken Breading
2. Mix 3 tbsp breading with 3 tbsp of tempura crumbs.
3. Dip each piece of cream dory on the egg mixture first, then dip on the tempura crumbs mixture.
4. Deep fry until golden brown.
5. Serve with the garlic mayo dip.

Hope you like it!

your every woman,

Monday, October 25, 2010

10 to 26 Update: Socialize Outside of My Circle

Ok, so I've made friends, now what? I think it's time that I go out with people other than those I usually hang out the people I got to be friends with from my previous initiative... or my husband's work mates...

...or my friends' other friends! Wow, there're are a lot of choices! And hanging out with them not only means being a wallflower, but actually talking and interacting with them!

Will you invite me please! Thanks!

your every woman,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10 to 26 Update: Making New Friends

Hmmm...I seem to be updating this series on the wrong day. Anyway, I found out that it's really nice to ask your own questions because not only was I able to give the right tone and follow up questions to my inquiry, but I actually get all the information I need without looking silly! Haha!

Keeping in mind from my previous initiative that people, even strangers, don't new initiative for this week is Making Friends! I've been recently promoted and part of the promotion is a leadership training. It's my first time away from the comfort of the team I've been with for almost 3 years, so you can imagine how weird I must've been around new people! I think it's high time that I start getting to know more people and be comfortable with them!

image source from copyright information

And even though this initiative is supposed to be for real interactions, I would love to make friends online too! Care to be my friend? You can follow this blog for a start! *wink*

your every woman,

Blue Suede Shoes

A lot of people have been noticing the blue suede pumps I've been wearing recently...So to those who found it pretty, I'd like to share that I bought it for just P719.00 at Rusty Lopez! Neat right?

I can't tell if it's real suede, it's most probably not...but then again, it's pretty! Good thing I was able to convince Drew to buy it for me. This design's also available in gray and brown, but the shades aren't as enticing as this one!

Now you know! :D

your every woman,

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10 to 26 Update: Asking Questions

I've been busy yesterday that's why I wasn't able to update my birthday pledge. Anyway, I'm very happy to share that I was successful in my first initiative and that is "to greet anyone I know, have known and have been acquainted with as soon as I see them anywhere in the world". It's so comforting to know that these people don't bite, and all it took was a smile or a "hello" to get them to respond the same way and sometimes even chitchat with you. There are people whom I wasn't able to greet though. You that feeling when you hesitated on the onset and then felt awkward to actually do it? That's what I felt. So to maintain this positive attitude, I must never hesitate!

photo taken from

Moving on to my second week, I promise to ask my own questions. Yes, I'm such a loser, I request my hubby to ask my questions! But this should be the end of it, I look too stupid already! I'm gonna personally ask what I need to know and get the answers myself!

your every woman,

Monday, October 4, 2010

10 to 26: A Gift To Myself

One thing that is getting in the way of my success is self-esteem. I wouldn't go into much detail, but I didn't have a happy childhood, and because of that I grew up having a hard time dealing with people. I know some of you will say that it doesn't show, and I admit I can be a good faker when it comes to that. But I want an end to this not only for myself but also for my loved ones. I don't want to disappoint Drew anymore. But more importantly, I don't want to generate an aura or behavior that would lead Ella to have low self esteem too.

So every monday from now until my 26th birthday (Oooh, that's exactly 10 mondays from now!), I'll be posting at least one conscious effort to assert myself, boost my self esteem and deal with people better. Anyone or anything that can help me in the process will be highly appreciated.

For my first post, I promise to greet anyone I know, have known, and have been acquainted with as soon as I see them anywhere in the world. So if you know me and see me somewhere, don't give me a hard time...Please?

your every woman,

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fashion Show Make Up

Last Tuesday, at Fashion Institute of the Philippines' fashion show called Destination: Fashion Nation, I realized that doing make up for a fashion show is even more nerve wracking than doing make up for a wedding. Everyone is busy and anxious...Dressing room is tightly packed...No quiet, relaxed, well-lit area to do make up on... But the experience is fun!

Here are some of the photos I was able to collect from practice to the actual show.

Karen, ala Venus Raj

Feeling model

Glam Patricia

I wasn't able to take lots of photos from the actual event because we had really good photographers there. I just seized the moment!

Hope you liked it!

your every woman,