I didn’t get over Marce Pehpot’s shrimp recipe so I tried it myself. Actually, I’ve already tried sauteing shrimp in butter and garlic, but added a twist to it. Thanks to Marce Pehpot’s suggestion of adding chili in it. Instead of the small hot chili pepper, I’ve added chili flakes so my little er big boy will appreciate the spicy taste. Here’s my version of spicy shrimp. By the way, I’ve added Malunggay leaves to the dish for color and make it more nutritious. You know the benefits Malunggay, right?
The kids will have their Christmas party today. Both are excited to attend and spend fun time with their classmates. They also anticipate their exchange gifts.
Today is also the beginning of their two-week Christmas vacation. Since they are off from school activities they are free to do whatever they want. They can watch DVD movie all they want. They can even stay up late. The brief vacation is a breather for us so I’ll let them enjoy the time.
My son has already planned the movies and TV program he will watch. My daughter on the other hand, will be busy sketching. She’s now experimenting applying colors to her drawings. I prefer that they are busy with indoor activities than spend time outside. I worry that they especially my son will get into trouble with other kids.
Vacation also spells trouble between my kids. Since they are together 24/7 there is a tendency for each one to be irritated by the presence of one another especially when one is messing with the others stuff. You know what it’s like to be caught in the middle of crossfire. Kids. 😀
I’ll try to have an additional sleeping ‘beauty’ hours and ample time to accept opps during this period. 😀
We had fun mall-hopping last night. Its not that we have so much money to spend, but we were supposed to be looking for gift items my kids will bring for their Christmas party on Friday. Hubby initiated to bring us to the newly-opened SM Hypermart in Quezon Avenue along EDSA. There were a handful of shoppers when we got there so it was easy for us to roam around. We bought some items at Daiso Japan Store where prices I should say are reasonable for the quality of products they are selling. For example, a stainless mug with cap only costs P88 when it costs P100 or higher in other stores. We headed to the supermarket on the same level of the building and bought Taisan bread, a pair of slippers, three pieces of handkerchief, hair clips and napkins and CDO Pista Cooked Ham. The ham comes with a free plastic plate with Christmas tree design on it. 🙂
We transferred to the adjacent Trinoma mall where we finally got my son’s gift, a Spongebob fluffy key chain and another Spongebob metal keychain worth P124.75. My daughter was undecided what to give her ‘monito’ so she just bought a water colored pencil at National Bookstore for her art hobby. And for me, I got a copy of “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. I really really wish I will be able to find time to finish the book before the year ends yay!
Our mall trip maybe short but it has given me a sort of time to unwind and our family to bond for the day. Kids enjoyed window shopping. They were making a mental list of the things they want to buy as our present for them on Christmas Day.
This week, hubby and I are planning to check out a thrift or second-hand store along Quezon Avenue. Our thrift store here is called Ukay-ukay in our local dialect. Didn’t I tell you that most of hubby’s signature pants and shirts are bought from Ukay-ukay. I love Ukay’s capri tyle pedal pants. They are comfortable to wear. I might blog about it next time. 🙂