My original purpose of this blog was to keep track of all of my "Things To Do" before my life expires. You know... stuff to do before you kick the bucket. Well people - here's my Bucket List or shall I say "Tabo" List. You only live once, so don't think twice. In addition to my "Tabo" List, you'll find me sharing how it's like to live the life of the wonderful share-bare. Happy Reading! ENJOY!

(inspired by the 2007 movie, The Bucket List )

1.) Pet a Tiger Cub
2.) Hold and Wrap a Snake Around Me
3.) Raise Money for a Good Cause

4.) Run a Half Marathon
5.) Run a Full Marathon

6.) Attend an Oprah Winfrey Show

7.) Meet Drew Barrymore in Person

8.) Go Dog Sledding in the Colorado Mountains
9.) Get Rock Hard Abs

10.) Write My Own Book and/or Sitcom

11.) Be in a Professional Photo Shoot
12.) Compete in a Bus Surfing Contest
13.) Step Inside of Grand Central Station in New York
14.) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge by Foot
15.) Adopt a dog named him Chaw-Lee <--I mean, Bam

16.) Learn to Swim so I Can be a Surfer Chick

17.) Enjoy a Special Brownie

18.) Hale Down a Yellow Cab
19.) Lie in a Hammock with Someone Special
20.) Apply for a Library Card
21.) Get a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
22.) Get Kissed by a Hottie on New Year's (Strike of Midnight)

23.) Learn to be a Voice Over Artist
24.) Attend a Superbowl Game
25.) Sing the Song 'Killing Me Softly' at a Karaoke Bar
26.) Go Skinny Dipping

27.) Be on T.V.

28.) Go White Water Rafting in the American River
29.) Run up the "Rocky Steps" of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
30.) Marry Mr. Right

31.) Work Out So Hard That I Puke
32.) Go Stand Up Paddle Surfing (or Hoe he'e nalu) somewhere tropical

Monday, May 18, 2009

Chicken Adobo

I'm not exactly Suzy homemaker but I really want to be able to make home-cooked meals for my son. Growing up, Madz rarely cooked my sisters and I Filipino dishes. Americanized me only got to learn how to make meatloaf and mashed potatoes. I was only was able to enjoy and taste the Philippines cuisine at family parties or at Filipino restaurants. Pretty sad, huh? A few of my faves are sinigang, menudo, caldereta, and of course adobo. I also recently discovered lechon kawali thanks to my girls, Joyce and Rho. I totally love it with that brown sauce. I think a dude named Thomas invented it or something. Anyway, a few times in the past I've attempted to cook adobo. Basic ingredients consisted of chicken, garlic, soy sauce, and vinegar. Sadly, all previous attempts failed. Initially, it seemed like an easy recipe to start off with, right? I'd always thought, I can never go wrong with this dish. Yeah right. Every single time, the taste of my wannabe adobo became more distant to the real flavor like how my mama used to cook it back in my grade school days. You wonder why? Well first of all, I don't really like cooking animals with bones so I pretty much go for the chicken breasts. I later realized that is so not the way to go. I also recently realized that you can't use Heinz vinegar nor Kikkoman terriyaki soy sauce. It's gotta be Datu Puti brand! If I don't have it then I might as well not even bother. So today, I went to Safeway to buy some Foster Farms chicken with bones. Yes, I was in an adventurous mode. I guess there's a first time for everything. My plan was to make it for the family tomorrow. Guess what I made today though? Yup...Meatloaf! LOL! So after I cooked my famous meatloaf, I decided to go online and look up the good old fashioned recipe of chicken adobo. I found a YouTube video. Yay! I viewed it and was like, if this non-Filipino dude can cook it, then so can I damnit! p.s. He puts me and MA to shame with his Tagalog speaking. =/ Way to go Travis!

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