Disastrous Cooking 101

Guess who’s creating a huge mess in the kitchen, knows she’s only probably wasting all the precious ingredients but doggedly wants to finish it so  she can have dinner at 10pm? 😂 me! 

the recipe is nothing complicated. Just simple custard which i intend to surprise mama with (since she’s staying in El Nido most of the time now) at tomorrow’s trip. 

What looks so simple on Google and You Tube tutorial turned out to be delicate process lol and i’m getting nervous by seconds now 😂 but determined to see it done (disaster or not). 

Lesson learned: If you’re trying your hand on some cooking, the best way to start is not 8pm 😂

What the tutorial said is basically to mix 12 egg yolks with condensed and evaporated milk. Put it in a pan with sugar (for caramel) in it, then steam for 30 minutes. 

The result i’m waiting for right now is mix to harden (well, maybe have the appareance of  “cooked” 😂😂😂
Wish me luck!!! 
I’m gonna post the end result maybe in about an hour. If not, maybe at 4am (jk). I hope not, i’m super hungry the raw egg and milk mix is looking delicious now 😀

Be back in a few…! 

UPDATE!!! UPDATE!!! UPDATE!!! (After two days!!! Sorry, connection, as always, was slow)

(Lol first imperfect LECHE FLAN! It’s supposed to be really smooth like this 👇👇👇

But i don’t mind. I ate the un-perfectness and, it actually taste super good! Or maybe i was just hungry lol )

My mistake is 1. ) i should’ve waited until the sugar melted into caramel-y like goodness before putting in the milk and egg yolk mix. 

Also, the 2. ) “frothy” soft top is because in included the egg white.

Like ze Bf said (he’s a very talented chef, btw) 😉 “patience is required.”. Mmm admittedly, that’s not one of the qualities i possessed but don’t tell him😂😂😂 . Next time i’ll listen 

This one ☝☝☝ i saved for mama and, SHE LOVED IT!!! said it’s perfect.  Lol that’s how i know she love me so much 😂. Apparently, mom’s have a very special tastebuds too, as to not offend their offsprings when they present a half cook egg and milk concoction on a Monday afternoon. 

What’s your most disastrous cooking episode? Tell me in the comments. Love to all your awesome beautiful moms!!! xoxox💓

Enjoy the first week of love month, my lovely peeps!!! Spread the love and keep the positivity going 💘💝💞💟🌞

Love, 

Your Island Girl

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(Hi baby!please get as much sleep as you can 😘 you deserved it! Love you! ~ H

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Quirky Long Black Dress Update

Update on Quirky Long Black Dress post: Full look 

Me wearing the dress and sandals featured on last post.  Picture taken in front of El Nido Municipal Building earlier today,  while contemplating breakfast 😄:D😅😆

Lipstick: Dark Wine by Avon 

Sling Bag: Cat Kidston 

Also, black is for a rare lunar eclipse “black moon” tonight (Friday night) so enjoy the positive energy everyone and have a fun weekend!!! 🎉
Love, 

Your Island Girl 💋

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(Hi angel! Keep safe driving home!  love yah much! Xoxo 💋💓💕💖💘💟💝💜💓)

The Moon To My Sun

“🎶 I wake up to your sunset
And it’s driving me mad, 🎶
I miss you so bad🎵
And my heart, heart, heart is so jet-lagged🎼
Heart, heart, heart is so jet-lagged… 🎶” ⏰🔐⏳✈🌞🌛🌄🌇🌍🌐👄

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I love you sweetheart, in every second of everyday 😘

(Don’t forget lunch.  Dreaming of you on witching hour 👄)

Yours,

H

STORMY ISLAND WEATHER

6:02pm:
Early evening here and i’m huddled in the corner listening to intensity of wind outside, and the deafening sound of rain through the roof, the light on my phone the only thing that that is bright in this stormy early evening. 

The power was cut off earlier but it came back so I was able to charge my phone and messaged Lovey (still sleeping),  but it has gone off before I had the chance to charge my tiny power bank, so my phone is now running on an 68% charge.

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Wind Chime knocked out by the intensity of the wind

(Note to self: get a bigger-capacity powerbank. ASAP)

Ahh, and what makes this worst is I forgot to get some snacks earlier.  Stormy night makes me want to build blanket port, hide there and pig out on snacks 😄😂:D.

6:46pm:
Yaaaayyyy! No rain! So I better move fast and get some mosquito repellent before it starts again! *running outside*brb!!!

Kaleidoscope World

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Rays of sunset passed through the branches of mangroves at Bucana, El Nido, Palawan.

*Taken with Fish Eye lens for mobile phone

~May your sunsets be as beautiful as you and that night always favor the path to your dreams, so that all your tomorrow becomes a beautiful reality. ~☆

Love,

Your Island Girl

(Good Morning Houston!!!
: Cleaning day today, Baby. Laundry and dishes too. Lol
i love you, my awesome dream come true! Xoxo💋)

DIY LACE AND TATTOO CHOKER

Hello Everyone!!! we’re having a stormy week here in my little island, but I hope you’re all having super fun summer and catching sun rays everywhere,  or at least trying to dance in the rain if you’re having erratic weather like we have here. Lol *joyful emoji*

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With tattoo choker re-emerging into the fashion world straight from the 90’s, gracing celebrity necks everywhere,  I was inspired to make my own version from scraps earlier (rain makes slow days at shop)

But first let me mention that I got the basic black version yesterday from El Nido,  which I upgraded with a  little heart pendant.

I’ve been saving the little heart, which was originally  attached to a fancy nail clipper,  after my sister gave it to me a few months ago knowing that i’m a sucker for cute and quirky little pieces. 😁

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But on to the lace one,

While browsing through images in Google,  I was inspired by the lace tattoo chokers.  They’re gorgeous and adds an edge to  simple tops or put a rad vibe on summer outfit,  also as an interesting piece to anchor color mismatch get-up.

So,  with rain raging outside,  I tried to dig in on my closet and find the rest of cloth scraps left from my dreamcatcher-making madness days. Ha ha yes,  it’s right to conclude now that i’m not only creative,  i’m also a hoarder.  The worst kind.  Lol

Anyway I found an old tattered piece of lace cloth with the most perfect design i was hoping for. 

Jackpot!!!

I carefully detached the flowery detail using the tip of a cutter.

Luck of all luck,  I also found a cute little button to serve as “lock” for the re-purposed flower design.

Sew it on the other end,  and create a small hole on the other.

Then:

Voila!!!

My basic tattoo choker,  now with heart pendant and my new purple flowery lace choker! *happy dance* ready to rock despite the rain.  Lol very happy heart emoji.  💓💓💓

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For a badass chick look,  try it with wine-shade lippy. 

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Carle Diem! ☆♡

Love,

Your Island Girl 💋

GETTING MORE FUN OUT OF TRANSPO IN EL NIDO

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(The title seems like one of those post advertising tourist transpo companies, but i assure you that this is unpaid for post lol)

I was standing on an outpost near the city exit road yesterday waiting for the only multicab that will bring me back home (about half hour from El Nido). The driver asked us passengers in advance if we’ll be taking the back and forth trip, to which i said yes.

Fortunately my task at the town was done early so have a bit of time to walk around and eat some kwek-kwek (quail’s eggs coated with orange breading, which one can be eaten with spicy vinegar) before heading back for transpo.

The cloud is turning darker ominiously and i felt as it begun to drizzle, which turned into a full blast shower. I made sure all the zipper of my canvass bag was closed tight to prevent my things from having an unexpected swim inside.

Then someone approached me (a caucasian tourist), asking directions on how to obtain a bus ticket. My mistake is i just pointed at the small gate of the bus company compound, so he can ask for the bus schedule. I guess explaining the intricasies of our provincial transportation in the middle of pouring rain, with him half way crossing the road is not really a good social strategem 😂😂😂.

I said the schedule, and not the specific “how to get a bus ticket” as you don’t really have to get bus tickets here in advance. You just go to the terminal here (Bgy Corong-corong) and choose which bus (air conditioned and non-air conditioned) you fancy to board going to the city or some general points of Northern Palawan Highways and which sched is compatible with your time of departure from El Nido.

It is different if you want to ride the much cooler and slightly faster shuttle van (about 2 hours faster than the public transpo.)

Bus Pros:

– Stops in between municipalities, which allows you to get your  breakfast, lunch or dinner along the way while enjoying a glimpse of each municipalities where you can take a token picture.

-Amazing view
-Cool bus selfie! (and upload it using the free wifi aboard)
-Free Movies
-Give you the “i’m a cool traveller” feel.
– Cheaper at P350 (non-air conditioned) P400 (air conditioned) per person fare from El Nido to Puerto Princesa City.

Bus Cons:

– It can only work if your visit schedule is not time-constraint. Though there isn’t much time difference compared to shuttle van.

Shuttle Van Pros:

-Faster
– Comfort (Aircon and much softer seats, i guess?)
-Every passenger is priority (they’ll wait for you and you can even request to drop you off to your Inn or Hotel)

Shuttle Cons:

– A bit expensive at P500 per person fare from El Nido to Puerto Princesa City.

There you have it, my good peeps.

Maximize your travel and enjoy every second of it.

Look for unexplored angle, the road less travelled, create you own path but also trust google map lol If there’s no existing path, i think it’s better to wait for others so at least you will not go alone, in case it’s a creek ahead, or worse a deep, dark cave. 😂😂😂

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The world-famous Limestone Cliffs of El Nido

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Carpe Diem!💓

(Photo Credits: huffingtonpost.com
budgetTravel.com)

Love,

Your Island Girl