Friday, March 25, 2016

Mistakenly Fueled with Gasoline

After our Visita Iglesia @ 1:40PM, we dropped at Shell Station along JR Borja Extension near Maria Reyna Hospital for a quick refueling. Though the car still has few liters in it, husband has decided to add P500 worth of fuel since; he’ll be taking the car with him to work. (Husband was on graveyard shift, and will be coming out 6am on Good Friday, that means there will be no bus or public transport available).

As usual, he told the gas boy to fill the car with Fuel Saved Diesel, but in spite of the reminder and the diesel sticker on the tank cover, the pump boy mistakenly fuelled the car with gasoline. Husband hurriedly switched off the car, when he saw the display. Then verified the boy, what he really put on the tank. And it was indeed Gasoline fueled into a Diesel engine car.

Hah! Can’t help but be concerned that it will cause great damage to our one and only car.

They pushed the car aside and started draining the fuel tank. An hour wait for the whole process, with my head started to ache, because of hunger. We did not eat yet, since we wanted to complete our Visita Iglesia first before having our lunch at AA Barbeque. Good thing, one of the staffs bought bread and soft drinks for us.

Thirty one (31) liters, including the spilled gas were collected, minus the 12+ liters gasoline added a while ago, that means 19 liters of diesel was initially in the tank and were replaced with a new diesel fuel plus 17+ liters equivalent to P500.00, a total of 36 liters of clean diesel were refueled.

Hubby cleaned up the filter first before starting the car, about 500ml of contaminated fuel had reached that area. After that, hubby started the car and we took off without other problems encountered.  

Though, the situation will really anger us, but husband and I chose to be calm, after all we just had out Lent Reflection. Maybe the pump boy has something in mind, a problem or whatsoever when he fueled the car that led to his mistake.

The situation also tested us if we can forgive others for the mistakes that they have done, and we just did. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Denver Broncos Jewelry

Are you into American Football? Better yet, are you a fan of the Denver Broncos?
photo credits to owner
Headed by Gary Kubiak, the 15th head coach of the Denver Broncos, the team won the 2016 Super Bowl (Super Bowl 50) Championship, their first title victory since the Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999.
If you are a proud fan, you can actually wear some of the Joy Jewelers broncos jewelry and accessories, like Denver Super Bowl 50 watches, Denver Broncos Logo Pendants, cufflinks, or the very lovely logo dangling earrings for ladies. Wearing these Broncos jewelries is one way of showing your support, love and team spirit for the Denver Broncos. 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Djembe

I saw this instrument in one of the musical performances. It looks like a drum, but being played using bare hands. After searching the net, I found out that it is called djembe or jembe, a musical instrument originated from West Africa that means gather peacefully.

Djembe can stand as a solo instrument, because it is very loud and can produce a variety of sounds. When played by a highly skilled drummer, the music produced really tells a very touching story.  My friend is currently looking for a deal on Djembe kit, for he is inspired to try the instrument. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Sour-Savory Goodness of the new AJI-SINIGANG® Cube

Sinigang Soup is a ‘must’ in most Pinoy households’ weekly menu. The whole family enjoys a bowl of warm and refreshing Sinigang dish in hot or cold weather conditions. It has been observed though that most people using sinigang mixes available in the market would need to add other savory and meaty seasonings i.e. pork cube and all-in-one seasonings to achieve the ideal sinigang taste, which is not just about sourness but savory taste as well.

The new Ajinomoto® Sinigang Cube is all that you will ever need to cook Sinigang with the preferred blend of sour-savory (asim-linamnam) taste. It is perfect in providing the balanced rich, savory deliciousness and appetizing sourness to any sinigang dish. Each cube is “ZoopSiksik™” because it is packed with the right level of tamarind sourness and savory taste from meaty extracts.

AJI-SINIGANG® Cube is available in single 13g pillow pack cube for P5.00 and 8 pieces of 13g packed in re-sealable stand-up pouch for P38.00.


2       pieces  AJI-SINIGANG® Cube
½      kilo Pork liempo, Sinigang cut
90     grams  Tomato, quartered
30     grams  Onion, quartered
1 ½   liter Water
90     grams  Gabi
80     grams Labanos, sliced diagonally
45     grams  String beans, cut into 1 ½”
90     grams  Kangkong
1       piece   Green chili


1.  BOIL pork in water for 40-50 minutes until tender.

2.     SIMMER. Add gabi and simmer for 6 minutes.
3.   SEASON AND SIMMER. Add AJI-SINIGANG® Cubes and other vegetables. Simmer for 5 minutes until cooked.

Makes 4-6 servings


Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® Seasoned Crumbs®, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Sinigang Cube and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Free Anti Rabies Vaccine at the City Animal Bite Center

Last Thursday, one of our house employee G, had fever with no other symptoms like cough and colds that trigger infection. We found out that day, that she was bitten and scratched by one of the stray cats that frequent in our near our house on Monday. 

I do not know why she did not tell us about the incident as early as possible for proper treatment. As her employer, we were concerned and anxious that maybe the fever was due to the cat bite and that rabies may be present, thus, we brought her to the City Hospital for a consultation.

It was actually our first time in Cagayan de Oro's JR Borja Memorial City Hospital presently known as J.R. Borja Memorial Medical Hospital at Brgy. Carmen. I was expecting a low maintenance, old building, and dirty hospital with only few staff like the usual public hospital in the country but to my surprise it was the opposite.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Latest Purchase from Zalora

Wonder why I only made this post, when in fact I did the purchase two months ago? Frankly speaking, I waited for the day I can wear the black shoes I got from Zalora before writing. It really took me a while, because for almost 2 months, I can’t wear flat shoes due to the calf muscle injury. 

I made mentioned about the 12.12 Online Sale before, and one of the well-known online malls in the Philippines was also having their season sale.

Hmmm, since it’s December and I was quite busy with the many activities at the office, school, etc. I decided to shop online for items I intend to give to my husband, to the kids and to me, after all Zalora was also on sale.

I asked husband what material gift he wants for Christmas, he told me to get him walking shorts. I’ve searched for the items and got him not just one but two Unionbay checkered shorts at P900 each while I got myself an Ipanema Temas IV Flip flops (P1095) and an Alberto black shoes (P1495).  Total of P4390 less 16% with the discount voucher code emailed to me, plus additional 7% discount using Mastercard credit card. That means I got a whopping 22% discount amounting to P965.8. Happy me for the big savings! I wasn’t able to get something for the kids then, because I chose to buy them educational toys for Christmas.