Dried Fish…Anyone?

Dried fish is called “bulad” in our dialect, which means it is being dried in the sun. Drying is one way to preserve the meat of the fish. I think this goes through the process of being dried through the sun and wind. Some are seasoned with salt and some will just have the natural saltiness of the sea.

My family used to have this when we were young, but since my mom was diagnosed of heart problem in 2005, we stopped eating this sort of a staple food in Philippine homes.
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There are several famous dried fish depots in the Philippines that I know – Pagadian City, Zamboanga City, and Cebu City. But while doing these photos last Saturday afternoon, some of the dried fish displayed are from Jolo! Wow! That was far!

One of my colleagues buys dried fish in Pagadian City and send it to America. For Filipinos, this is a very special food especially if you are far from the home country or in places where it is not allowed to eat this “i dare you” food for some people who are not used to the strong fragrance of the dried fish.

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This is my fave variety. But it’s been awhile since I have tasted one.

This post is intended for dried fish lovers here in my city or in neighboring Northern Mindanao towns or first time visitors who likes “bulad” as their pasalubong to their loveones.  I meant to tell you that you do not need to travel far because we also have our own dried fish market here in Iligan City.

Location site of the market is in Barangay Saray. It is so easy to find if you are in the city in the nearby Barangays like Tibanga and San Miguel.

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For those who are used to the strong fragrance, the place was just okey. But for those who are not used to buying dried fish, then the place is not for you to visit.

I should have taken a shot of the whole place. My friends roamed almost the whole area. I just took several photos and stepped aside and waited for them. The smell was too much for an ex-dried fish eater. I say ex because as much as possible I avoid it because it is not good for my health.

This one has high content of salt, so it’s never good for an obese woman like me.

This walk was made possible through the Iligan Bloggers Society initiative activity to place Iligan public establishments in Google Maps.  I was late and they were that they decided to drop by the place.

From here, we all went up to the City Hall.

Will post soon about it.

Valentine 2014 Related Images ^&^

While most of the couples were out dating and spending special dinner night with their spouse or partners and kids, we were have class in Managerial accounting. Although we had dinner at Sunburst after class.

Nothing significant really happened except that, each customer at the restaurant were given a balloon

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The red is mine and the pink is from Doc DLC.

We had dinner there with our teacher and some of our classmates. The usual group actually that goes out with our teacher during Friday dinner. We usually have dinner at 5:30 because of the Sabbath.

The next day, as usual, I went to church and after church, while waiting to get on air at 2pm, I made some selfies (ang hirap ha!) in the office.  Let me share with you the result though I really had a hard time doing it 😀

Don’t make any palag na that I am sharing my own “selfies” because this is my blog. okey? hehehe Oh well I am just kidding. Please know that some simple stuff that I know I will be able to forget months later or next year or the next five years, I am keeping it here in my blog. So…i’m sharing.

This is moi…

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and here’s another moi…

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Both photos were framed using Photoscape frames.

I have so many photos I wish to share, but the effort of resizing it just makes me lazy even to make a blog post.

Coming Home

An aunt is coming home.  A coming home we all look forward to because she has not been home for 20 years although she country hopped Europe for all those years.  Something bad happened to here early last year that it looks like she is applying for disability appeal because of the pain she felt in her upper and lower back. I guess she was not complete cured after she fell off the high wall while working in her company’s grocery store. Poor aunt! Very hardworking and kind and she still experience this kind of pain. Anyway, we promised her a lot of relaxing days and daily massage for her to relax once she is home. Although some of us neices are really wondering if she could relax the first two weeks because there would be lots of family and relatives who would like to see her and say hello and maybe have a chit chat. But it’s a coming home we all look forward to!

Rearranging & Organizing Stuff in Our Home

It’s been more than a month now that my mom has gone ahead, though it’s not yet forty days since that fateful day. Since we brought her to her temporary home, my sister took the time to sort on what’s to be given away and what’s to stay.  It’s been like that for many days now and yet, nothing has been put away yet.   I plan of buying more plastic boxes so that it will be free from dust and other nook pests.

The idea of having wooden drawers and cabinets sounds good also. But the problem would be the space to be used. We do not have much space. But in case we will be able to afford having one made, I like to order a drawer slide.  photo 03320-024-01.gif

I found these online and I’ve been trying to look for this locally since I saw the drawer organizers at a friend’s home.