Filipino Dishes

There are times when I crave for some dishes and they are a bit complicated to do or prepare, I would do it for the sake of satisfying not just the craving of my stomach but my kids’ also. Luckily though, some of these dishes/ ingredients are available to buy in Walmart or things I already have in the freezer.

I love meat especially pork with some fats attached to it. Why? Because, fats bring out the true flavor of pork. I just think it is boring to just eat the meat alone. For instance, when making a Filipino style pork on skewers, you will see there’s some fats cut up into decent sizes and put them on skewers.

Here’s how I did my Filipino Style Barbecue.

I marinated the meat/fats with a bit of sprite, Filipino soy sauce, ground black pepper, apple cider vinegar and a pinch of sea salt. Let it sit for two days in the refrigerator. I grilled mine the “old fashion Filipino way” I did not use a fancy egg grill, instead just laid three rocks on the dirt, lit the real charcoal and waited until it was ready.

When the meat is cooked and almost ready to be taken out of the grill, I wanted my bbq to smell and look good by basting it with Filipino ketchup/oil on both sides.

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We all know, roasted pork is most loved by almost all Filipinos in the Philippines. They are available everywhere since it is a big business in my country. Though a bit expensive, yet people are able to afford a whole pig or by kilo.

In America, we crave for this but there are only very few Filipinos that do this. What we do instead is buy a pork roast bone-in at Walmart or pork belly, season it the way we want it with the presence of “lemongrass“. Baking the meat for 250 for 2-3 hours and broil the skin to give it a nice brown crispy taste when it is done. Lechon craving solved! Serve with hot rice of course to make it a perfect meal for everyone to enjoy except picky Americans.

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2 Victoria’s Secret Items FREE!

I love it when I get to score Victoria’s Secret PINK items FREE, who wouldn’t?
I sure don’t need new socks but my first born’s birthday is coming, I can gift it to her and surely she’ll appreciate it.

Here’s a scenario below. Load this to your cart:

A pair of tie dye socks
A pair of PINK panty
and a $10 PINK giftcard.

Use these codes PINKSOCKS and ACPANTYF17. Your total should just be $10 even including shipping! See attachments below.

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After Christmas Sale

Most people have spent too much for Christmas for sure. We are not an exception because we got two kids that we want to have some nice things for Christmas even if it means sacrificing my own wants. They got what they wished for, I don’t.

I wanted a digital camera to use for my next trip to the Philippines but didn’t get it, Black Friday and many other big sales have passed yet I still haven’t bought what I wanted, but it’s okay. I just have to use what I already have and don’t let it hinder my enjoyment in the future.

Anyway, I always look forward to shopping and take advantage of After Christmas sale where merchandise is mark down to 50-75% off. I shopped for peppermint flavored chocolates to send to my family as well as some of the gift sets Walmart had on sale. It is a great savings I did not wanna miss. I wouldn’t be able to afford it if I buy them full price.

Below is a picture of a nice cubic zirconia necklace and earrings, a little something for my little sister also marked down 50% off.


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6 Victoria’s Secret Products for under $24

Those who do not know me well have no idea when I shop at Victoria’s Secret, I do not pay full price for items I like. What for when they offer great sales, promos and rewards to use?

My haul pictured below is probably the best shopping I have done this year because I only paid $23.53 for all of this. I bought the bralettes 2/$25, mists on clearance at $4.99 each and panties for $3.99 on clearance. Minus the $20 Holiday Reward and free shipping of course.

Not forgetting to mention, bras are always triple points no matter what season or time of the year we purchase them. You see, I tried getting as many merchandise as I could for under $25 which I successfully did. Deals like this is hard to pass up, my little sister could use the bra and panties. I am going home in Summer so I am stocking up on pasalubong for selected people in my home country.

What about you all, what did you buy and how much did you pay for all your haul? Show me yours


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Get 3 Boyfriend Jersey Pink Shirts and a Mist for $23.30

Okay, this is going to be my last shopping from Victoria’s Secret since I only have three holiday rewards card to use, I can say I am done. I hope!

In this batch, I want to get as many items as possible and pay less out of pocket after using my $20 off $40 holiday card. Thanks to one of the members on  FB -VS Addicts group for the scenario. She gave me idea what to get albeit I really wanted to get the legging also, but nahhh I can buy leggings somewhere else for a lot cheaper.

Shirts and leggings bundled price is $30, you can buy both and add something to your order to make it $40, or three shirts for $11 each. I loaded three PINK boyfriend jersey shirts in 3 different colors and a $7 mist in my cart and checked out. I guess, I win?

I used a free ship code on orders $40 or more. You can try any of the following and see what works for you.

Buy your PINK bundle here.

ACSHIPF17
BONUSANGEL
PACSHIPF17

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$1.29 Victoria’s Secret Panties Down from $10.50

How do you like scoring a good deal like $1.29 a pair Victoria’s Secret undies? I love how we can buy stuff we wear everyday for a lot less. Read on so you’ll know how I did it.

Today, angel card holders can get first access to 10/$35 panties on either Victoria’s Secret or PINK. Buy 12 pairs of those totaling to $42 and use your $20 off $40 purchase Holiday Reward Card and enter the code: BONUSANGEL or ACSHIPF17 for free shipping!

How I came down to just $1.29 each pair is, I used my $10 gift card that I have been saving to avail this very nice panties sale. I am a happy shopper right now and couldn’t ask for a better deal than this.

I don’t need more new pairs but of course, I have a little sister and little girls that could use some of these in the future. Stocking up on undies isn’t bad, is it?


… in case you’re wondering how the Holiday Reward Card looks. They give these away weeks earlier and now is the redemption time until December 15 only.

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Victoria’s Secret Holiday Reward Card Scenario

I know a lot of you ladies waiting for this day to come in order to start redeeming your holiday reward cards that you earned weeks earlier from shopping. If you are a wise shopper like me and has limited budget spending again in VS store, my scenario might help you come up with under $25 total including shipping!

Load this in your cart;

Angel City Tote $19.50
Ribbed Ruffle PJ Set $15
PINK Shimmer Body Mist or the lotions they have available $7

ENTER CODE: BONUSANGEL, works with everything except CLEARANCE items and add your reward card info., if you have a gift card, much better to use it too. Total is $24.92. You can play with items you like, take your time and try to get the lowest out of pocket possible.

NOTE: free shipping code is for angel card holders only though.

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Got My Filipino Goodies

Going to the city nowadays is such an exciting thing to do for me. We’ve only moved here over four months ago and I still have not quite adjusted to our new country life. One of the things I dreaded moving far from the city is the availability of the foods I love to eat.

But anyways, since it was a Thanksgiving holiday last week, we had a chance to go to visit our other house in Fort Worth and shopped for goodies I so long to eat. I did not get to buy everything I wanted to buy due to the lack of space in the car yet I spent over a hundred dollars for all of this.

This should make my tummy happy for several weeks until I run out of stocks. Going to the Asian market was heaven to me, it is where I can find everything I want to eat and cook. Thankfully, my husband was eager to drive us to the city.


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A Surprise Early Christmas Gift

You know the feeling when someone surprised you with a gift you didn’t expect, much more do the kind deed to you? I was just beyond surprised when a friend just left this beautiful Juicy Couture watch in my car one time when I dropped her off in her home.

After having lunch with the other girls, we ended up just the two of us shopping in a store and we looked in a store glass display several items and pointed out cute stuff that’s in it. One that caught my attention is this watch but did not even think of buying it myself since I don’t need a new watch these days. Little did I know, she had something in mind for me. I knew she bought it for we checked out the same register together but it was really a surprise that she bought it for me.

I am beyond touched by her and I feel happy, that someone so generous thought about me that day… thank you so much ate, will forever treasure this gift from you!

When someone gifted with you a watch and you didn’t expect it. I am beyond surprised.

PINK NATION Set

I got me this beautiful set for only $28 including tax and shipping. It was on sale two weeks ago for $40 a set PINK NATION members only. The tote it came with is beautiful with zipped top closure and was FREE with the use of a code. Supposedly I can only get this tote if I purchased $75 but now, it pays to be vigilant on glitches, use codes for items that won’t cost you anything at all.

Aside from getting the free tote, my order also came with a $20 off a $40 purchase which will start end of November. Looking forward to paying off my credit card so I will not be burdened paying so much when the redeeming time is here.

But for now, I am happy with my baseball tee set and pants. They are really soft and comfortable perfect for cold weather days.

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