Colorfully Healthy Macaroni Salad – My Very Own Version

Early in the afternoon today, after having ran some errands for my mom, I and Axle (my ever loving boyfriend) decided to do a simple salad recipe while spending the rest of the day together. It’s Saturday and like everybody else, we’ve made a few plans to carry out within the day. This day is quite special because my band’s (AMIHAN) second guest performance for GMA 7’s Maynila was aired at about nine o’clock in the morning a while ago.

After having “goto” for a late lunch, we decided to start our quest to trying a new macaroni salad version which I conceptualized a few days ago. I’d like to call it the “Carefully Healthy Macaroni Salad”. This is pretty easy to do. Anyone can even make their own. I am a no cook or kitchen expert so I think I’d settle for making salads from now on. Hahaha! Here are the stuff we used:

1. Ham slices (fried)

fried ham

2. Choice of fruits. As for me, I prefer to use apples and grapes. In this photo, we had already sliced the grapes into bite-sizes.

Fruits galore!

3. Green bell peppers, celery, and parsley were also in the list.

Green bell peppers! Yummy! 

On with celery leaves and stalks.

4. And of course, who would forget a large bowl of elbow macaroni?

Elbow macaroni.

Basically, all you have to do to make this salad is to slice the fruits into chunkier bits and mix them among other ingredients.

Slice the apples!

Then, cut the apples in to chunks or bite-size pieces.

Then, it’s about time to chop the celery and mince the parsley. Yey!

When done, the ingredients may now be mixed with the macaroni. Aside from the aforementioned fruits and vegetables, we also mixed in some dices of cheese, finely-chopped red onions, and a sprinkle of ground pepper to taste. And of course, who would forget the plain mayo! Basically, that makes this salad creamy!

Having finished putting the condiments altogether, we proceeded to mixing them in a single large plastic container.

I was the one who did the mixing. Love!

(I’m very sorry with the outfit. I always dress this way when am at home. Hahaha!)

Axle decided to add some more celery and parsley to enhance the flavor. I really love how the salad turned out to be. Very greenish and colorful! You’re guaranteed to have tons of nutritious fruits and vegies in there. Yum!

The macaroni salad freaks! Hehehe!

And this is the final outcome.

Joshua just hates it when he’s being photographed while eating. But he definitely loves my Colorfully Healthy Macaroni Salad!

I really love how the finished salad tasted! Everyone loves it even my little brother who’s very picky and hard to please when it comes to food. There was nothing left,  as in, LITERALLY. How I wish we could have made more in a larger container. But anyway, this is not bad for our first macaroni salad version trial.

Hope you liked this salad recipe. Feel free to try it out yourself.

Happy eating!

♥ TINA ♥

What I Did to My Wall…

Once in a while, we need a thing or two to remind and MOTIVATE us about accomplishing our goals and priorities in life. Hence, people have found planners and sticky pads indispensable. For some reasons, these articles (and similar ones) have been effective in giving us a constant reminder that we should keep on moving forward everyday. However, as for me, I don’t find making “to-do lists” fun and necessary; given my home-based work conditions. Furthermore, I am quite fortunate to be saved of too much responsibility or obligations. The only concern that I have to deal with is admonishing my procrastinating and idling tendencies. So here’s what I did:

Statement papers plastered on my bedroom/workroom wall.

I took the initiative to write some valuable statements (for me) in pieces of paper; then highlighted each letter with a neon marker. This way, rest assured that these tiny reminders will stand out on my bedroom wall and would definitely catch my attention. Basically, by mere looking at this photo, you would know exactly what my problematic areas are. Hahahaha! They’re plainly written yet boldly expressed.

What do you do to remind yourself to keep everything on track?

♥ TINA ♥

Four-Stringed GLOBAL Bass Guitar

Upon rummaging on piles of storage boxes and containers inside our home music studio, my brother stumbled upon our slightly-used funky red bass guitar. He had learned how to use such instrument alongside electric rhythm guitar and drums when he was still starting out as a musician. After almost a year of trial-and-error and self-reflection, he had finally decided to stick on his drummer stuff. So he thought it would be better to sell this one to interested starter or professional bass players.

Believe it or don't, this lovely bass has no scratches and functions so well... It breaks my heart to see it go...

At a fair price of three thousand pesos (PHP 3,000), the bass guitar comes with an entire package comprised of strap holder, bag or case, and audio jack cable for amplifier. (Not bad at all!)

No one else in the family knows how to play the bass guitar so, instead of just leaving it somewhere else, might as well have it sold to someone who can put it into ROCKING good use.

For more details on how to purchase this musical instrument, just message me on my facebook account or text and call at +639353645111.

Don’t miss such wonderful offer.

♥ TINA ♥

Despicable Me Part 2

Before, I was very reluctant to watch this teaser video from Despicable Me Part 2. And I was equally annoyed why people are raving about it. But when I finally gave it a try… I ended up…

 

 

Bah…bah…bah…bah…bah…bah…nah! Bah…bah…bah…bah…bah…bah…nah!                                                              Ba-na-nah!

 

Hahahaha!

 

 

Hope you had a good laugh with the minions.

 

♥ TINA ♥

 

Gary Come Home

While browsing my facebook dashboard, I came a across a video about Patrick and Spongebob. But I decided not to watch it. Suddenly, another idea came up which made me search another video instead. Then, I found something really cute…

It was not the actual episode but the following video presentation showcases the full-length “Gary Come Home” soundtrack. This song is part of that sequence when Spongebob and Gary had a little misunderstanding, regarding food and feeding, which made the latter stow away. And then after, Spongebob decided to find him after realizing that he can’t live without his snail-friend.

Here it is:

As anyone would browse the host of videos featuring such song, there’s this one clip that will surely catch anybody’s attention. This is a cover version of Spongebob’s “Gary Come Home”. This was done by Elmorelle.

I find the version kinda cute. When doing a song cover, the singer or musician doesn’t necessarily have to imitate everything in the original song. Elmorell did just that. I love the jazzy feel they’ve incorporated in the song. It makes me want to do a version of my own too… Maybe next time. Lol.

I hope you enjoyed both videos. There are lots of great videos in youtube that you may always check out. You’ll never know what you’re going to find out next.

Until next time… Please visit again.

♥ TINA ♥