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Friday, August 30, 2019

Staycation at Prime Hotel

Last weekend, we had a spur-of-the-moment staycation.  It was my husband’s idea because we needed to relax.  We had been very tired and anxious for the past days.  He also thought that Cean might have gotten her skin allergy from our home.  Baka daw allergic sa bahay namin.  My husband is OA like that. lol

I rushed Cean to the ER last week because of skin allergy.     Until now, I still don’t know the culprit because I did not introduce anything new to her.  As prescribed by the doctor, I eliminated chicken, chocolate, egg and nuts from her diet.   Chicken na nga lang kinakain eh, inalis pa.  lol.  But, she’s okay now.    And I’m okay now.  I was able to repay my sleep debt.  Thanks to our staycation. 

We stayed at Prime Hotel. It’s located at Sgt. Esguerra, Bgy. South Triangle,  Quezon City.  Actually, it’s just a few blocks away from our home.   I did not want to  travel far and endure the  heavy traffic in Edsa.  I chose it because it's relatively new and the room rate was cheap.   I only got the room for four for P2,050 through traveloka.  


This is the lobby. We stayed there for 30 minutes before they let us check in.  The waiting time was no big deal because we arrived at the hotel early. 

The hallway.  Okay, I need to be honest.   The hallway had a musty smell.  It must be the rug.  It was tolerable, at least for me. 

This was our room.  Two queen beds, enough for four people.  The room smelled clean, and it was actually spotless.  The beds were comfy and the beddings were new.   Yung beds talaga ang pinakapanalo.  They were not too soft nor too firm.   They gave us  a good afternoon nap and a good night sleep.  

Our room had no windows. There are rooms with windows but you need to pay more.  Wala namang magandang view sa South Triangle, so kebs na kung walang bintana.  

The room was equipped with TV/cable,  wifi, fridge and a coffee/tea making facility.  

Do I need to write more?  The bathroom was big and clean and had a bath tub!  Again, I only paid P2,050 for this room and it had a bath tub!  
What I didn't like about the bathroom was the floor tiles used.  The floor was slippery when wet.  
 Prime Hotel may not be luxurious  but it was worth every penny.    

Thanks for reading!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Chasen's Kitchen: Spicy Tuna Carbonara (Filipino Style)

As you may have noticed, I changed my blog name from  blahblahblogchef to Chasen Dreams (Chasing Dreams) though the url is still the same.  Why did I name it blahblahblogchef? What was I thinking?Lol. It’s supposed to be a food blog of a chef wannabe but then it evolved  into a whatever-enters-my-mind blog.  However, my love for food and cooking has not changed.  I am still passionate about preparing food for my family.  I still dream to cook not just for my family… to make money from my passion.  When I retire,  I will  open  a cafeteria  na medyo konti lang ang tao para hindi ako mapagod.  Besides, I will retire to pursue my passion not to get tired. Lol. 

Now, I’m gonna share the recipe of my future bestseller.  It’s actually the recipe of my friend. I just tweaked it to match my taste.


½ kg                      Pasta (I used Penne)
1 can                     Luncheon Meat (I used Delimondo)
1 420g                  Century Tuna Hot and Spicy
1 250ml                Nestle Cream
1 410g                  Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 can                     Mushroom
1                           Onion (chopped)
2 cloves                Garlic (minced)
1                            Red bell pepper (julienned)
                              Parsley (chopped)
1tbsp                     Butter
                              Olive Oil
                              Cheese (grated)


1.    Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Set aside.
2.       In a separate pan, heat the butter and put the olive oil.  Saute the garlic, onion and bell pepper until fragrant.  Add the tuna flakes, then add the luncheon meat and mushroom. 
3.       Put in  the evaporated milk, nestle cream and  tuna water. Let it boil.
4.       Add the chopped parsley, salt and pepper.  
5.       Let it boil for  one minute.
6.       Turn off heat.  Pour the sauce on the pasta.
7.       Top it with cheese and lots of love.  Enjoy!



Monday, February 4, 2019

My 2018

I did not blog for the year 2018. I was busy offline.  And I think I lost my blogging mojo but I’m in the process of getting it back (What?! Feeling consistent magblog).   Anyways, I am still alive, and I would want to believe that 2018 was good to me.  Please allow me to summarize my 2018 in one blog post.

In  the second quarter of the year, my family and I were confronted with a dilemma.  It was whether or not  we let our mother undergo an operation.   Both options have repercussions.    It was such a difficult decision to make but  we chose to deal with the problem head-on.  Although I was soooo scared, inilaban namin.  Thank God, we made the right choice.  Mom’s surgery  went well and there were no complications whatsoever.      Indeed, our God is such a good God.  He never abandoned us.  He   sent the best persons to assist and help us aka the doctors, friends and relatives.   We are beyond grateful.


Cean is already 4 years old, very cute and very smart (sorry, nanay lang lol).  She’s already going to school.  I enrolled her at Children’s Little University (CLU) located at Samar St., Bgy. South Triangle, Quezon City.  I’m so  happy that I enrolled her at CLU. It’s just a block away from our home and  the teachers are so nice and their method of teaching is effective.  Cean is always excited to go to school and her social skills have notably improved.    But she’s still makulit and super daldal.
Cean:  Mommy, Mommy, Mommy
Me:  What? Mommy nang mommy…puro na lang mommy
Cean: Momshie…

 Last year, I resolved to travel and spend more time with Dan and Cean.  And I did.  We traveled to Pampanga, Baler, Baguio City, Tagaytay and Davao City.   We opted for local over international trips because Cean lacks travel documents.  Hopefully, we could travel abroad this year.

We stayed at Club Samal.  

Club Samal

Lsirene Resort in Baler

Our cozy room in LSirene




I found a new love.  I am so in love with running.  I was never a sporty person. Lampa talaga ako.  However, last year, my friends kept on bugging me to try running.  You know, I’m bad at dealing with peer pressure. So, one morning I found myself at QC Circle.  Honestly, it was not a love at first run.  But after three running sessions, I was hooked. I  also join  fun runs.  To date, I ran 11 races, two 5K, eight  10K and one  21K.    Guys, runner’s high is real!  

Last year, we put up a water refilling  station in Naga City.  So far, it’s doing good.   Our  apartment in Naga City is self-liquidating since we are renting out.  As to paper assets, my investments in UITF and MF have increased but I stopped monitoring  my stocks because… I kennat!  I could not stand looking at my losing stock.      Currently,  Dan and I are working on creating  other income streams.   So, if you see us working on a Sunday, please do not judge us.  We are not bad parents.  Lol.

So yeah, the foregoing constitute my 2018.  Thank you for reading!