Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #5

It is finally here, my most awaited…the 5th Weekend Blog Follower Caravan. For this week, we will subscribe to our fellow participants via email. A genius idea from Mommy Rubz Ricafrente. Teehee!

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Sushi Rice in Sesame Seeds

Sushi is Japanese rice topped or filled with ingredients of your choice, can be crab sticks, shrimp, cucumber, ripe mango, avocado (alligator pear), raw fish. Last new year I made some California Maki, using sushi rice of course and Sushi rice in sesame seeds.
Sushi rice (click HERE for the procedure)
sesame seeds (toasted)
Nori sheets
ingredient of your choice (I used crab sticks)
Heat each nori sheet for few seconds on a non-stick pan then cut into 1 inch strips, set aside. On a wax paper, place about 1 1/2 tablespoon of Sushi rice then roll to form 1 1/2 inch log. Roll the rice on toasted sesame seeds. Top with ingredient of your choice then wrap with a strip of nori sheet. Perfect if dipped in soy sauce with wasabi and drops of lime juice.

Latest Family Pictures

It is only now that I realized the three of us have no pictures together taken just recently. However, we have these family pictures taken last Christmas and these are the latest we have.

With my in-laws…taken at their house. We had our Noche Buena there.
My mother-in-law cannot walk anymore due to her diabetes
so she is just lying in the bed or coach most of the time.

Hubby got the camera, said “smile” and so we did.

Beer session with hubby. No, I was not tipsy.
just got tired of cooking the foods for our Noche Buena.

Intelligence and Chattiness

Last week Rhonnel and I went to RJ’s school to get her card or else the teacher will not give the card. It is good that we are obliged to go to school once every quarter to know how our girl is doing in school. So far, she is doing very well in all subjects. Her teacher’s only complaint is she is becoming talkative. I know exactly where she got that trait…from ME! Rhonnel is silent type while I like to chit-chat.

I remember when I was in Grade 1 my teacher pulled my ear. Grade 2- I was asked to leave the line during the flag ceremony because I was noisy. Grade 3- I was called in principal’s office together with my other classmate. Whew!

Back to RJ, her teacher said sometimes RJ is not focusing because she is talking to her seatmate. With grades like these, I do not think that is much of a problem.

As parents, we are trying our best to raise the perfect children but sometimes they turned out other than what we expect. We want them to behave but they do what they want, whining, running, etc. I think it is not how we are molding them but it is the genes that have big role in shaping their personality and intelligence. According to David B. Cohen, University of Texas psychologist, approximately half of the genes from parents are passed on to the child in random process. So that explains RJ’s character…intelligence from Rhonnel and chattiness from me. =)

Promises Are Made to Be Broken

Somehow, it is true that promises are made to be broken as I am not very good in keeping my promises sometimes. It is not because I have no one word but because of unavoidable circumstances and…okay, okay, I must admit I am not good in prioritizing as well. There are times that I promise Rhonnel to cook his favorite food or promise RJ to make her favorite dessert or play with her on weekends, but once urgent tasks are assigned to me then the promises made would be forgotten. I cannot count the times I have disappointed them most especially RJ. There are also times that I would promise to do this or that or attend to this and that, but other tasks or occasions would call my attention and I would forget about the promise. This is another bad habit that I forgot to include on my CC entry last week.

I know I should not make promises that I know I cannot keep, but sometimes the pressure of an invitation is so strong that I would say yes without knowing first if I can attend to it. So my promise is…before making any promises, I will make sure that I am capable of keeping them to the end.

As for Rhonnel, I do not know if he promised to be more romantic this year but I have noticed that he is sweeter. He hugs me and kisses me more often and sometimes calls me and asks me to lie or sit beside him then we would cuddle while he is watching on TV. Whether he made that promise or not, all I can say is I looove it!