Live like all the birds in the skies

Care-free and steadfast to the Almighty's promise of wonderful life..

Love with all your heart

Loving keeps us young and glowing. To love and be loved- It's the best feeling!

Dream like a child

Imagine beautiful things in life and never give up in reaching those dreams..

Share selflessly

Blessed are those with big heart to extend a hand; share not only the tangibles, but also those with greater value- your smile, warm hug, hopes, aspirations..

Inspire them with your story

The greatest testimonial is your life; never hesitate to tell your downs and how you rise above all life’s challenges. You never know, you can touch lives.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

How to cook Sweet Chili Alimango (Crab)








It is a Sunday and a happy day with family and friends. Let me share with you how we prepare a mouth-watering Sweet Chili Alimango dish.

This dish can serve up 8-10 persons.

Here are the ingredients:
* 3 kilos alimango/crabs (preferably female crabs so you can get the most of the aligi or hardened fats)
* 2 medium size ginger
* 3 small size onions
* 6-8 garlic wedges or 1 small clove of garlic
* 3-5 Chili Cayenne
* 2 250 g pouch tomato sauce (Brand: Hunt's)
* 1 500 g can Pineapple chunks (Brand: Del Monte)

Tools:

* Large pan
* Medium-size butcher's knife (to cut crab in half)

Crab origin:
Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental

Pre-cooking preparations:

A day before, place the crabs and container in a freezer. Why freeze them?
This process will kill the crabs with pinchers intact. This will prevent the pinchers from falling off their bodies when they struggle during cooking (if you cook them alive). Ofcourse, this will save your fingers from getting pinched!

STEPS


Step 1 - Boil the Crab (15-20 mins)
Place the Crabs in a large pan to boil under medium fire for 15-20 mins. Place enough salt to bring additional taste. We call this process as 'lusgos' No need for seasonings at this point because we will also prepare its sweet chili sauce.

Remove the crabs using tongs and set them out to cool.

Step 2 - Sauté spices onions and garlic (1-2 mins); ginger and chili (2-3 mins)

First, Sauté onions and garlic together for 1-2 mins.  Then, mix ginger and chili for 2-3 mins until the ginger is cooked (reddish look). Sprinkle with magic sarap.

Step 3 - Place Crab together with Sautéed spices (3-4 mins)
Mix the crabs and spices then leave 3-4 mins. Flip their sides too to mix well.

Step 4 - Simmer with Pineapple Syrup/Chunks (3-5 mins)
Pour pineapple syrup and chunks. Simmer for 3-5 mins

Step 5 - Simmer with Tomato Sauce (3-5 mins)
Pour tomato sauce and mix well in one section before mixing all the crabs.
Leave to simmer for 3-5 mins.

Step 6 - Cut Crabs and serve

Cut crabs in half for more enjoyable eating experience. Add more sauce from pan


That's it! It is always an enjoyable experience to cook for our family and friends. Thanks to Bryan for taking the lead. Busog much.

Live. Share. Inspire. 'Til next cooking session!



 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Early Morning Exercise (Zumba) at NGC Bacolod City

I visited Bacolod City to run some errands - purchase UPS (uninterrupted power supply), set up dollar account,. avail of SMART data plan as net backup, etc. 

After several months of skipping exercises, I was able to finally get out of the fat kid in me. Though I just danced to 3 songs in Zumba, it is still progress - I think? 

Sharing here my experience as I enjoy Bacolod City's fresh air and gentle people. Take a glimpse of the fun experience I had in the City of Smiles. 




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Inevitable | Diamond Ortiz

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

I will always be grateful - Thank You and Farewell




I will be out of the office starting May 21, 2018. I decided to pursue my dreams with the presence of my family and loved ones in my home province. I never thought it would be a difficult decision to make. Priorities changed and I decided that it is time to go back to my original home. It was a wonderful 3 years and 8 months experience with Oracle NetSuite. The company is very generous in taking care of me and my family. Awesome company!

Know that it was you, yes you, who made my stay in the company indeed memorable. Thank you for being very supportive. You laughed at my 'entries' of hugot lines and jokes. You made me feel I am capable of leading the team and that I can spread positive vibes most especially during those times when we needed to participate in company events/competition.

You welcomed me warmly into the group and together we shared our life stories over pizza, pasta and ice cream during our 'stress eating' moments. We enjoyed being spectators during company events and giggled while we lined up for the buffet. Who would thought that in 2017 I would be part of the Holiday Party's Opening Number and danced with Belle? Unbelievable!
You smiled when I greeted 'Hello, Hello' in the hallway. You teased me when I launched my YouTube channel and encouraged me to do more videos (really?). I will think of you when I film a vlog - planting roses, touring my home province and even when sharing some product reviews or any update about this new chapter of my life. :)

How about our road trips after work or on our way to our team building event? So cool that the songs we sang still played on my mind. Do you remember our pancit canton or Korean noodles sessions in the pantry? I do - and I smile every time I recall how we 'hustle' preparing our snacks since we just logged 'BRB' or a 15-minute break. Those moments gave me thrills and added excitement in my stay.

You made me realize that work can also be full of laughter and fun while gaining experiences as professionals. You amazed me with your willingness to listen, to support. You changed my perspective of an ideal corporate setting - that I can speak to you freely, respectfully without feeling intimidated. The way you treat your members and the people around you reflects how great leader you are. The values you embody and imparted will stay etched in my mind and in my heart, where ever I may go.

I remember how good and proud you made me feel being part of Oracle NetSuite team. Yesterday (Friday), as I watched the glass door closed behind me, memories came rushing through! I saw your faces and smiles - I will keep the memories in my heart, forever.

I should have not written this while waiting for my flight (in the boarding area full of people) because I could not help but cry - I am not sad, it is just that I will miss you. In another life, if I will be given another chance, I will still choose to experience O+N over again with the same people. I am a better person now, so much better, after almost 4 years of being with you.

I can't thank you enough for the opportunity and experience. The company has helped me and my family start turning our dreams and aspirations in life into reality.

Thank you, Thank you! I will see you again, someday.

All the Best,

Antonia "Angie" Gorneo | antonia.gorneo@gmail.com
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P.S. See you in my vlogs/ blogs! I will stay with my parents/sibling for around 6 months in Negros Oriental then hopefully start my own family. :)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

This weekend - Flaunt your blush with Pink Sugar's Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color



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Last February 11, I attended my first beauty camp hosted by ilovebdj x Project Vanity Beauty Confidential. There were several booths featuring their beauty products in the Activity Area. Participants visit each sponsor's booth to check out their latest, top-selling products. It was a lot of fun with freebies like sample kits, free brow waxing and mini games within the booth wherein you can win awesome prizes.  

A Photo booth was in place so a photographer can take the participant's picture and print it right then and there. As part of the program, beauty enthusiasts were encouraged to post their pictures taken in the event and add hashtags #ilovebdj #project vanity. The organizer will choose a post and award a prize!


My instagram post won! I got Pink Sugar's Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color (shade: Wanderlust).
@antoniagorneo


HD Blush?! I am a newbie in makeup and it was my first time to see an HD cheek color. WOW! At first I thought I will not be able to use it at all because it looks really super pigmented. I normally hesitate to put on cheek color because I could not blend it well thus it turns out really exaggerated. However, I tried the product and it turned out really good and easy to blend. I love that it can achieve the cheek color that I need. Awesome!

I created a video for the look featuring the HD Blush. I wore the look last weekend and it made me feel even prettier. The look exudes a bright, cheerful vibe. It helped make enjoy weekend even more, though I am alone. 


Products Used: 
Nivea Moisturizing Cream

Belo Tinted Sunscreen

Rockcat Girl Eyebrow Pencil (Dark Brown) 
Dearberry 

Pink Sugar's Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color 
(Wanderlust 411)

Pink Sugar is a new brand to me. What do you think about the look? Let me know on the comment section below. Happy Weekend!

Links:
how I got my eyelash extensions: https://youtu.be/gTEJT-jdnvk
Belo Tinted Sunscreen review: https://youtu.be/tBl7CXUwJnM


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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Bacolod City's Sea Food, Felicia's Pastries | House/Lot Site Visit | Road Trip Bais City



February 2018- This marks my birthday, second year of our engagement and of course, the Valentine's Day. To celebrate all these wonderful occasions, I went home to be with my fiancé and we traveled together to be with my family in Bais City. 

Working thousand miles away from home is never easy but I always do my best to go back home to celebrate special occasions. I had a very early flight so we decided to enjoy Bacolod's affordable food, friendly people and roam around the City with its light traffic. 

First stop is Bascon -one of the fine dining places in Bacolod City. Their breakfast is our fave. We got chorizo hamonado, spam, corned beef and extra bacon. Yummy! They serve these meals with sunny-side up eggs and unlimited fruit juices. 

After taking our breakfast, we decided to check out our house/lot located in one of the city's subdivision. After Bryan proposed last 2016, we decided to start planning for our future. We opted to avail of a low-cost housing and continued working hand in hand to complete payments. Until August 2017, we completed the equity payments and we are just taking our time before we can take-out the property. Anyway, we still do not have exact dates for us to settle down as there are still a lot of things to take care of. So there, we are so happy looking at our soon-to-be haven. Someday. Soon. 

Bryan and I love oysters and sea foods. He has been so eager to bring me in one of Bacolod's Palapala place. Just in time, we were able to avail of the Eat-All-You-Can promo for Php299.00 only. This is comprised of Talaba (Oyster), Shrimps and Grilled Pork. It is a good deal, right? The promo can only be availed from 11am to 2pm. The meal comes with an iced tea. We ordered additional Sinigang with Tanguigi (fish). Whoaaa! That made us so full. 

For refreshments, we visited Felicia's pastries to enjoy Jasmine Mint tea paired with Sansrival (butter) and Blue Berry Cheesecake slices. We bought one layer of their best seller - Felicia's Chocolate Cake for the sister's birthday. The taste of the cake is indeed heavenly. One of the best that I have ever tasted. WOW!

Traveling around Negros Island is never boring. Some roads are smooth going but the roadways nearing Bais City is winding and challenging. Nevertheless, your eyes will feast in all the calming greeneries and admire the simplicity of the lifestyle you witness along the way - the life that I keep coming back to. Nothing beats the feeling of home.

I will come home again, soon. 

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Belo Tinted Sunscreen Review featuring responses from Dra Vicki Belo and SunExpert Team



I always thought I only need sunscreen when I am in a beach. Wrong! My skin needs daily protection since I am always exposed to sun's rays when I walk from my place to the bus/jeep terminal; lunch time when I need to go out from office, etc. Good thing Belo SunExpert has released a sunscreen product that can protect my skin not only from UVA/UVB rays but also serve as primer or foundation.

The product is a tinted sunscreen with Tone Adapt Technology to even out skin tone, conceals fine lines, wrinkles and other other imperfections. On top of this, it also offers the following:
SPF50 and PA++++ ensures broad spectrum protection against harmful UV rays
Cell Protect strengthens skin's defense against premature aging

What SPF and PA++++ mean? 
SPF - Sun Protection Factor
Measures the level of UVB Protection a sun protection product will give you, depending on your skin type.

If you normally burn after 10 minutes in the sun, applying SPF 50 sunscreen would allow you to stay in the sun without burning for approx 500 minutes (a factor of 50 times longer)

PA simply means Protection Grade of UVA rays.
PA++++ indicates protection from UVA rays.
Protective level of strength from PA+ (light) to PA++++ (strong)

UVA (long wave ultraviolet A) rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin's thickest layer.
UVB (short wave ultraviolet B) usually burn the superficial layers of skin; plays key role in development of skin cancer.

You can buy Belo SunEXpert Perfecting Shield Tinted Sunscreen in Landmark (Makati) for Php449.75.

Sources:
https://www.nivea.com.au/skin-care-tips/sun-safety/outdoors-beach/what-is-spf-how-it-works
https://www.badgerbalm.com/s-30-what-is-spf-sunscreen-sun-protection-factor.aspx
http://www.coolasuncare.com/sun-science/
http://teenage.com.sg/beauty/guide-to-sunscreens-part-1-knowing-your-uva-to-pa/

Music/Sound Effects:
http://www.orangefreesounds.com/metal-clang-sound/
https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
Darling_Ranch

Here is the video of the review. I hope you will enjoy watching and learn something from it.

   











Friday, February 23, 2018

Steps on how to apply for PRC License Renewal (with or without CPD units)

(Last Update: November 5, 2018)

February is my birth month and for 2018, this also means my CPA license will expire on my birthday! I have been preparing for this month since last year because I know that the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016 has taken effect already. 


Maintaining an active license is one of my main goals as a professional. Sadly, the CPD requirements are indeed really challenging to comply. Let me share here how I apply for PRC License Renewal. Also, I am so glad to know that Professionals can still  apply for renewal this year even if you have not secured CPD Units. Do you know this? Just read on. 

SECURE CPD UNITS AND CORRESPONDING CERTIFICATES

Fortunately, I am employed in a company that is accredited as a CPD Provider. With the sets of training and seminars conducted internally/initiated by the company, employees with CPA license can request for CPD units Certification.


In your case, you may inquire your Recruitment/HR/Training teams to check if your company can apply/has applied for accreditation. I have come across an article stating that:

'To address the concerns on the inaccessibility of CPD providers, Chua Chiaco said the PRC was waiving registration and accreditation fees of government agencies, state universities and colleges and government-owned and controlled corporations that would apply as CPD providers in exchange for providing free training and seminars to their employees.'
SOURCE: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/921563/professional-regulation-commission-continuing-professional-development-act-sen-antonio-trillanes-iv


STEPS to APPLY for PRC LICENSE RENEWAL (with or without CPD units)

Step 1
-  Visit
online.prc.gov.ph


Step 2
The page lists down available online services. The following pop-up messages will show. Click OK on each wind0w:




Step 3 -  Click on REGISTER tab and fill in the needed information. Hit SIGN UP NOW button once ready. (Make sure to remember your password as you will need this in logging in together with your email address)






Take note of the password requirements: 












Step 4 - Click on Sign In tab and enter your login credentials





















Click OK / Proceed on the next pop-up messages:










Step 5 - Complete your Profile. Be ready with a soft copy of your 2x2 photo.








Click Save Information button once ready. 

 Hit YES on the Confirmation window.


Click PROCEED on the Photo Requirements window. 











Step 6 - Click on Select Transaction and choose RENEWAL. Enter needed information and hit PROCEED

Depending on your renewal status and data, you may receive the following notices:

(IMPORTANT NOTE: The following screenshots and steps are taken from http://online.prc.gov.ph/assets/__src/LERIS-ONLINE-STEP-BY-STEP.pdf ) Author could not proceed own screenshots since renewal has been made.


Step 7 Set Appointment. Select your preferred PRC Service Office where you want to process the renewal. Fees will automatically be computed on the right side of the page. 



Step 8 - Choose Payment Option to complete transaction.
Should you have access to Landbank e-payment portal, you may pay the total amount as shown below.


Step 9 - Print the Transaction Details.


Step 10 - Print the Application for Professional Identification Card (PIC) form: 
















Visit the PRC service center you selected and submit the requirements: 

a. CPD Certifications, if applicable. If it is your company that provided the certificates, make sure to take note of the CPD Provider Accreditation No. 

b. Photocopy of the above certificates. 
c. Printout of the  PIC Renewal Form from Step 9

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CPD UNITS YET, YOU CAN STILL PROCESS/RENEW YOUR PROFESSIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARD (PIC) UPON EXECUTION OF AN UNDERTAKING (WAIVER) STATING THAT YOU WILL COMPLETE THE REQUIRED CPD UNITS FOR THE NEXT COMPLIANCE PERIOD. Note that this can only be availed until December 31 of 2018. 

NOTE: PRC's clarification on Senate Bill No. 2073 mentioned that the undertaking can be availed until the end of 2019 but I could not find a supporting memo or announcement. But Hey! This is good news!
https://www.prc.gov.ph/article/clarification-senate-bill-no-2073/3680


Here is a portion of the PIC Renewal Form showing the UNDERTAKING. Again, this is part of the PIC Renewal Form. 

You may access the file here (from PRC website - indicated for viewing purposes only) 
https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/leris/pic.pdf

Visit the following links for more information: 
http://www.prc.gov.ph/uploaded/documents/CPD%20FAQs%201418.pdf

Portion of the FAQs: 

http://www.prc.gov.ph/uploaded/documents/ANNEXJ-MATRIXFORGRANTINGCPDCREDITUNITS(updated).pdf


I hope the above points help. Let me know in the comment section below if you have questions. I will be glad to share with you my insights based on my experience in processing my PRC license renewal. You can browse the PRC website for more (detailed) information.


IMPORTANT NOTE: 
All necessary information are sourced from http://www.prc.gov.ph/. If in case there are changes in the procedures implemented by PRC, this article will not be updated real time. However, I will still do my best to keep this updated. Visit the PRC website for additional references. 


Here's my license, renewed. I'll be smiling all through out the day. 


Special Thanks to Joe Valenzuela for generously providing input on this article. :)