September 15, 2020 | Tuesday

Hello everybody! How are you doing? πŸ™‚

These past few days I’ve been trying to make up all the back logged works that I have so I had to stay up as late as I can. The new normal setup is new and challenging for me (for us all) since we get to wake up and work at the same time in the comfort of our homes. πŸ˜ͺ

I also have some Korean food that I brought and I am excited to share them with you by posting a food review soon! πŸ˜‹ Please look forward to this!

Sea

September 8, 2020 | Tuesday | 10pm

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I am the sea. I can become warm but most of the time cold, unsteady and unpredictable. My waves come then go. I bring myself up to the shores then the next moment I am being pulled away. As the sun strikes on me, I become sparkly, looking beautiful like a fine diamond. But that sunlight won’t reach my depths. The deeper the sea goes, the darker it can get and the harder it will be to go back up.

Night Thoughts | September 6, 2020

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I am realising how I yearn to be in a path where I am genuinely in love of what it is that I am doing. I am still in the search for that path.

What I do know is that where I am right now is a place where I am pushed to do what I ought to do and there are days that I wake up finding myself unsatisfied, lonely and bothered.

It is tough.

After all these, I hope I can be in someplace quiet and peaceful.

Korean Tuesday: Taelgeul Taelgeul (Chewy Chewy) Pasta + Kimbap

My sister started asking me to buy samgyeopsal (pork belly meat) because she was excited to try cooking νƒ€κΈ€νƒ€κΈ€νŒŒμŠ€νƒ€ (Taelgul Taelgul Pasta)!

NCT’s very own Master Moon Taeil prepared the pasta which consisted several ingredients that can be found at home.

Fun Fact: Jaehyun named the dish ‘Taelgeul Taelgeul Pasta’ coming from the Korean word ‘탱글’ (taenggeul/chewy) combined with Taeil’s name (‘νƒœμΌ’).

I helped my sis cook a little tiny bit on the side. I was mainly the taster of the pasta. πŸ˜‹

Let’s start cooking!

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Taelgul Taelgul Pasta Ingredients:

  • Pasta Noodles
  • 2 strips of pork belly
  • Chungyang pepper (green chili pepper)
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Ground Pepper
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Parsley

Taelgul Taelgul Pasta Recipe:

  1. Slice 4 cloves of garlic
  2. Chop half an onion
  3. Slice pork belly into convenient pieces
  4. Pour olive oil into a heated frying pan and cook the garlic
  5. When the garlic is cooked, put the pork belly into the pan and cook it as well
  6. Finely chop the chungyang pepper
  7. Boil pasta while pork belly is cooking (one person – noodles bunched up to 500 won size)
  8. When the pork belly is cooked, put onions in pan and fry
  9. When the onions are cooked, put chungyang pepper in pan and fry
  10. Make pasta sauce (2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sugar)
  11. When pasta is al dente, transfer it to the frying pan
  12. Mix sauce and 3 tbsp pasta water into pan with pasta (salt to taste)
  13. Transfer pasta onto a plate and sprinkle ground pepper, parmesan cheese and parsley to finish
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Food Review

It was a delicious and simple dish! The pasta sauce was very familiar to my palate since it’s the same as of Adobo which also has the basic ingredients (soy sauce and sugar). It was Adobo-ish but pasta. I liked the samgyeopsal and green chilli pepper mixed in it! πŸ™‚ Thanks Taeil for this receipe!

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By dinner, we planned to have kimbap. All the ingredients were there except for the very important one that gives a punch of flavour to the rice – sesame oil! It would’ve make the kimbap taste better but I had no choice but to use only salt to mix with the rice and afterwards just dip it in the sauce to make it tastier. But my mom insisted on buying one in the grocery so yay! (Thank you Ma!)

My goodness! Kimbap may seem easy to do but apparently it was not because of the outcome. Ha! 🀭 The sesame oil mixed with rice was lacking. I put lots of rice on the nori so when rolled, the kimbap was fat full of rice! 70% rice, 30% filling HAHA. πŸ˜…πŸ€£ I thought I was putting lots of filling! 🀷 It tasted good though, not bad though for a first timer like me~ *taps self* πŸ€—

To more Korean dishes to cook~

(c) Ingredients and recipe came from an information on Twitter πŸ™‚

#1 A Letter To

Busy as the days go by, I look forward to coming home to you because with you I can be me. We make time to meet and enjoy each other’s company.

However, the home I know is now slowly becoming a prison. Do you still remember that we are still two separate humans? With separate minds, separate hearts, separate decisions, and separate desires.

Where did our trust and respect go?

It saddens me to see these things happen. 

I won’t look back to yearn the comforts of you now that I learned to make a shelter for myself and get the chance live.

Yopokki (Instant Cheese flavored Tteokbokki)

I was craving for tteokbokki and we saw this in C Mini Mart along Zabarte Road across Hacienda Balai.

Yopokki is a ready to cook tteokbokki. There was a variation of two flavors in the shop – cheese flavor and original spicy flavor. I liked cheese more so I bought two large packs for 170 pesos each. It has a smaller pack worth 110 pesos.

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How was it?

Preparation: It was easy to cook as we followed the 2-step instruction at the back of the product ([1]mix water, rice cake and cheese powder then [2] bring to a boil until sauce becomes thick). We did this in medium heat.

Taste: It was delicious since the flavor did not taste like other artificial cheese powder. The rice cake was really chewy and soft. Maybe this depends on how it’s cooked. I enjoyed eating it because they were bite-sized.

Will I recommend it?

Yes! It’s a good product to buy especially for a badly craving tummy for tteokbokki. πŸ™‚