Christmas Q&A!

I never had Q&A about Christmas in my entire life, so this is my first. I find it hard to answer some but it was fun. So here are the questions I answered 😀


What’s your all-time favorite holiday treat/food/sweet?

Everyone loves bibingka, but I am not a fan of kakanin so I prefer Lechon Baboy, Graham cake, Buko salad and Spaghetti 😀

Favorite holiday memory as a child?

Would you believe if I say I don’t have any? My childhood wasn’t that great (and I prefer  erasing them in my memory). The very first time I remember going to church with my mom and dad (together) on Christmas day.

What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

Do you consider Mean Girls as Christmas movie? They danced Jingle Bell rocks Hahaha 😀

Have you ever had a White Christmas?

I grew up in the Philippines. NOPE. I bought a white cat for Christmas! Actually it was supposedly a gift to my mom but I ended up keeping it (my boyfriend liked him too and asked me just to keep it!)

How do you decorate your Christmas tree?

I remember when I was young, I was the only person (in the family) who’s very excited to decorate the Christmas tree. I wanted it to be colorful and full of tinsel lol, and put lots of gifts underneath (even if they’re empty because we usually start SEPTEMBER).

Where do you usually spend your holiday?

with family and cats

Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?

If I am with family, YES, my mom would scold us if we open them before Christmas. But if it’s only me, I usually open it after receiving, curiosity kills a cat you know.

What is your favorite Christmas song?

Jingle Bell Rocks and Sana Ngayong Pasko (recently, it’s OFW kinda thing haha)

Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Rudolph the red nose reindeer, Rudolf, Rudooooooolf, Roooodolph. WAIT. Are they all the same? 😀

Snow! love it or dread it? 

I love it!

What holiday traditions are you looking forward to every year?

I was always looking forward for caroling when I was a child.  NOW? Maybe being with family and my cats at Noche Buena?

Saddest christmas song? 

Sana Ngayong Pasko -Ariel Rivera

Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

We never had a real Christmas tree.

Be honest, do you like giving or receiving gifts better?

I like receiving gifts ofcourse but I like giving gifts more than receiving. I dunno, but I feel really good giving not only gifts but favor to people as well, tho sometimes I know that I have to stop, especially learn how to say NO.

What is the best Christmas present you have ever received?

LOVE. And the opportunity to pursue my career abroad.

What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

Finland to see Santa 🙂

Are you a pro present wrapper or do you fail miserably?

I could say I’m a pro. I am always that person who would give a perfect wrapped present. 

 Do you remember your favorite gift?

Princess, Oyster, Garlic and Olive. They’re my cats.

Most memorable holiday moment?

When I visited boyfriend in Eastwood and spend Christmas together.

What made you realize the truth about Santa?

It was when I kept on receiving things I wished for (ie exactly the same doll I touched in a mall with mom lol) and my sister told me “I saw Santa last night, it was dad”.

What makes the holidays special for you?

It is special because it is the perfect time to renew bonds of love. We can show appreciation to our love ones, family, friends, enemies, acquaintances and even strangers.

What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you? 

Christmas is best enjoyed when it isn’t centered on decorations, gifts, or festivities, but when love is at its core. Love is the essence of Christmas. Christmas should mean taking quality time with your family and friends. It’s about cherishing and celebrating the love you share. —Jesus


It would also be fun if I’ll tag people to do the same (but unfortunately I don’t know HOW), I know some questions are lame but it’s my first 😀


Bored Sensei.


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Food I Will Eat in the Philippines.

Exactly 17 days from now I’m going back to Philippines. Yay!


Nah. Scratch that. I’m VERY EXCITED!

On the 28th of December, I’m finally going back to Philippines for my winter holiday. I am so excited I’m gonna make a list of food I wanted to eat when I go back. My contract already ended today (but I was renewed yay!) and I haven’t used any of my paid holidays yet, I am that workaholic lol, If they didn’t convinced/pushed me to use my summer holiday last September (that was 3 days) I wouldn’t use it. And I used them not for sightseeing nor vacation, I used it when I attended a school related seminar in Tokyo (nemen masipag).

I am so ready for these:

  1. JOLLIBEE (jolly spaghetti, chickenjoy, lumpiang shanghai, sundae) – I would never ever trade my jolly spaghetti for anything, I know it’s weird but this spaghetti is sweet, it’s Filipino way of cooking spaghetti. They said they made it sweet because kids love sweet food and kids will bring the parents to Jollibee and that is a good business lol.
  2. MANG INASAL (Chicken Inasal, Liempo Inasal and Mais Con Yelo) – this is a reward food for me when I was working in the PH, after we worked so hard or just simply hungry, going to Mang Inasal and indulge ourselves with their unli-rice menu. I’ve heard they do not have unli rice anymore but I would still definitely go there and eat.
  3.  Sisig – every region in Ph has their own version of sisig, my favorites are Ilocos version which is not crispy but sweet, they use pig’s brain instead of mayonnaise but that’s what makes it unique and Bikol’s sisig, this sisig is crispy and spicy, they use liver spread and mayonnaise, I love the combination.
  4. Lechon Baboy/Lechon Kawali na may Mang Tomas – I would definitely eat every fried food with Mang Tomas, Jufran Sweet Sauce and PAPA Banana Ketchup (yes, banana).
  5. Chooks To Go: this is no ordinary roasted chicken, this is the best!
  6. Vigan Empanada/Okoy –  or meat pie, but Vigan empanada is my favorite.
  7. Longganisa
  8. Tocinosilog, Porksilog, Longsilog – tocino with sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (egg), Pork (breaded) with egg and freid rice, Long for longganisa.
  9. Pancit Canton – yakisoba!
  10. Tinapa and Tuyo – dried fish
  11. Bagoong – since I moved to Bikol, I learned that you can eat Bagoong alamang with rice.
  12. Manggang Hilaw na may Alamang/Bagoong – unripe mango dipped with bagoong (since I am half-ilocano I love bagguong) it is a condiment made of either fermented fish  or krill  with salt.
  13. Bulalo –  a stew made primarily from beef shank and bone marrow, I love putting fish sauce with chili on it.
  14. Sinigang – it is a pork soured with tamarind or sometimes they used kamias or tree cucumber.
  15. Lugaw at Goto – Goto is the Filipino version of Congee while Lugaw is just simply Arroz Caldo or rice porridge.
  16. Chicharon
  17. Ilocos Bagnet –  a deep fried crispy pork belly dish that is similar to lechon kawali, I love to dip it in bagguong (mouth watery).
  18. Kare-Kare – a traditional  Filipino stew complimented with a thick savory peanut sauce, it would be perfect to eat with alamang.
  19. Street Food:
    1. kwek-kwek –  boiled quailed eggs coated with an orange batter and deep-fried until the batter is crispy
    2.  fishball-  
    3. kikiam
    4. dugo – grilled pig’s blood
    5.  isaw – chicken’s intestine
    6. adidas – chicken feet barbeque
    7. balunbalunan –  chicken’s gizzard
  20. Balut – a developing duck embryo that’s boiled and eaten in its shelf, you just have to close your eyes when eating this
  21. Puto at Dinuguan – pork offal (typically lungs, kidneys, intestines, ears, heart, and snout) stewed with blood.
  22. Halo- Halo – shaved iced with mixed fruits and stuff
  23. Tinola – a Filipino main dish best complimented with green papaya wedges or sayote and chili pepper leaves
  24. Bikol Express – pork slices cooked in coconut milk, shrimp past and lots of chili pepper 😀
  25.  Laingdried taro leaves cook with coconut milk, they put tuyo or tinapa dpending on the province.

I know my list isn’t enough and I still have lots of food in mind but these are a MUST to remind me on my 2 weeks holiday.

If there’s something you wanna add, tell me, baka nakalimutan ko then I would regret not eating it. I also wanna make a list of food I should bring (I CAN) when I go back like sinigang mix or magic sarap (haha). But for now I am too excited just seeing this list. Whoooo. PHILIPPINES!


P.S The photo is not a Filipino food, charot lang yan 😀


Bored Sensei