Pa(w)ssion Project #2: xtintina.cooks (cooking and writing)

By Tin Gallemaso - 3:24:00 PM


The first ever mini cake that I designed.

I'm learning alibata on my free time these days. Just thought that I know how to read and write in Korean/Hangul so I think it's proper to know our own too. I'm also trying to memorize meanings of Filipino words borrowed from our several languages here in the country such as the one above puhon, buhi, kwidaw, hiraya, manawari, padayon, hasula and many others. 

We watched the movie Jesus is Dead yesterday (Yay for free days!! Kahapon at ngayon pero yay yay yay for busy days!) and its setting is in Cebu so the language used is Cebuano. We needed the English subtitle 'cause we don't understand most of the words. Oh diba. 😂😂😂 Sorry, nakakatawa. Hindi dahil Tagalog o dahil sa iba't ibang language ng Pilipinas. Nagka-inside joke kasi kami at dahil slow ako, hanggang ngayon natatawa pa rin ako kapag naiisip ko. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.


Ito 'yung song pero wala ko naiintindihan maliban doon sa part na may English translation sa movie. The struggle is real, bhie noh? Pero di ta uyab, walay ikaw ug ako. Ha ha ha katawa. Ha ha ha hasula. 😂

 Basta ang alam ko, dagdag 'yan sa gusto kong salita - HASULA. Gusto mo 'yon tawang tawa talaga ko pero di mo gets kung bakit. Parang tanga lang. HAHAHAHAHA!


Back to IG.
Na-distract ako sa hasula. 

When I made this account, I was thinking of sharing the recipes as well but turns out that I enjoy sharing anecdotes more. Just like this blog where I sort of dump everything that's in my mind. This IG account will be another quiet little space of mine where I'd dump anything I can think of too. Parang mini-blog series inspired by the food I post. Kinda. HAHAHA. Minsan kasi parang anlayo.

'Cause right now, aside from some life updates, the only things that I'll be posting are my previous travels. Madalas tinatamad na akong balikan e wala naman akong ginagawa masyado these days kaya anong ilalagay ko? Ayon. Dyan sa IG. Mga maiksing kwento. Galing sa utak kong magulo. Charot! or not.


Antaray pag pure English? Kala mo hindi ako? HAHAHAHA! Kala mo kung sinong inspiring person. But I think this is the perfect medium for me 'cause 'yung motivation kailangan refresh ng refresh e, at hindi kailangan todo effort kagaya kapag blog entry - kailangan ko talagang umupo sa harap ng laptop at mag-isip kasi medyo mahaba 'to. 

Kailangan ko lang ng reminder once in a while at napapaalalahanan ko sarili ko dahil sa pagsusulat. Paano gigising ako minsan na parang kaya kong gawin lahat tapos merong mga araw na lang hiya, tamad na tamad akong bumangon. 😂


This was the post when I realized that this new IG of mine shall become a place of words and food.
Food reflection? Life reflection? I don't even know how to call it but ito 'yung masaya ngayon eh. Oversharing? Overposting? Hindi ko alam but this is me coping. Ito 'yung sumasagip sa mental health ko ngayon. Grateful pa rin na meron akong napapagkaabalahan. 


Fun fact: Hindi ako marunong magluto ng instant pancit canton at hindi ko na inalam kung paano. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Kaya asar na asar ako magluto non. Although sobrang bihira talaga, napipikon ako lagi dahil kahit sundin ko 'yung instruction e it's either matigas pa 'yung noodles o sobrang lambot naman. Kaya nung nakahanap ako ng brand ng egg noodles na masarap sa grocery, bumili ako agad for this egg noodle/HK style noodle phase of my life. At least noodles pero hindi instant pancit canton. 🤦



Uyyyyy, getting better ate mo ghorl!!! HAHAHAHA.
Grade two na 'ko kahit parang sulat prep 'yan nung November. 


My kind of egg cooked without oil using my cast iron pan. Hahaha
Adulting e noh? One day you're into flights and one morning you wake up googling how to season cast iron pan properly. 


Pesto is my favorite pasta sauce but I only used store-bought sauces before. Because of the pandemic, we were able to grow our own basil plants that I was able to make the sauce from scratch. I think this is one of the many things that changed because of COVID, natutong mas maging resourceful kasi mas tumatak sa isip na resources are finite. At the same time, nagkaroon kasi ako ng mas maraming oras para sa mga ganito kaya hindi na kailangan na instant lahat.  


Kagaya na lang nito. Chocolate covered macadamia nuts are one of my favorite chocolates from Meiji. Those stuff are pricey 'cause I pay almost 200 for a box of that which only has 9 pieces of chocolate. Natuto humanap ng ibang paraan para ma-satisfy. As of now, I've already made five batches of these. I've also tried making my own version of Matcha Nama Chocolate that I sold several boxes of already.


This pizza I wanna do it again.
'Yung mukhang mas matino, 'yung mukhang mas masaya. HAHAHA! 'Yung kapag pinakita ko e may maniniwala sa'kin na hindi lang puro kabaliwan ang ginawa ko sa Las Vegas. Nag trabaho po ako ng maayos sa pagitan ng kabaliwan at lakwatsa. hihihi


Kung ano pa 'yung mahaba ang caption, 'yon pa hindi ko na crop. Ang liit tuloy pero tinatamad na ko mag-upload ng bago. Idamay ko na lang sa next post 'yung nakasulat na caption. 

Compared to the mini cake that I designed on my first try, I'd like to believe that I've gotten better at it naman. I still need a lot more practice since this is something I never saw coming so my creativity and my designing skills aren't honed until now. Ngayon lang ata ako nag decorate buong buhay ko. HAHAHA! Ngayon ko lang inaaral/nagpapaturo sa mga colors na bagay paghaluin. One time sinabihan pa kong, "Ganyan karaming kulay? Chopsuey 'yan tawagin sa'min." Lang hiya, bhie. Chopsueyin kita eh! ahahahaha. Apat na cake nga kasi 'yon. Hahahahhaaha..





Sa totoong mundo na para bang nawalan tayo ng kalayaan gawin ang mga bagay na gusto natin, pasalamat pa rin ako na may access online kaya kahit papaano may kalayaan. Lalabas kang hindi takot at kabado. Kahit dito lang.

May nakausap ako the other day na sa bahay lang naman siya lagi and sabi niya sa'kin there's nothing wrong with being at home. Well, I'm not saying that there's something wrong with being at home. My point is even if I was often home when I'm in the country, my life underwent a drastic change because of the pandemic. There were a lot of things that I was forced to give-up. Kinikilala ko ulit kasi 'to. Lam mo 'yon. Hindi sa sobrang drama o dahil sa puro reklamo pero hindi kasi ito 'yung buhay na nasanay ako. Hindi lang dahil nagi-inarte akong hindi ako makagala or what. Hindi ko kilala 'to kasi 'yung gala, 'yun ang buhay ko for the past five-seven years. Bale, 'yun ang comfort zone ko eh. To me, back then, every flight was an assurance that my life was on track and there was progress. Ngayon, ano? Saan ako magba-base? Nifi-figure out ko pa kaya I appreciate all the patience that I can get at this point. Patience for myself from myself and from others. At this point, sinasabi ko ulit sa sarili ko na na it's okay that I outgrew that life (I thought) I wanted for me.

Currently yumayakap naman ako ng iba Pa(w)ssion Project #3 which I'll be posting about before this year ends. 💖💖💖


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