Daily Archives: October 11, 2011

Let’s make milk tea! v1

It was a delightful stressful afternoon and I was planning to leave the house for Moonleaf. My sister sms’d and said she’s already on her way home and she needed me to stay home and help her with a last-minute project. So I cancelled. I asked her to buy me Hakka milk tea, if she has any extra moolah. Unfortunately, she’s on a tight budget. #fail

Was already craving, so I looked at the fridge if I still had tea to brew, et voila – three more Lipton bags from Joy’s parting gift (I gave her an oatmeal packet in exchange, tea-hee!)

Let’s make milk tea then! >:)

* I documented it just in case somebody needs a walkthrough :P

DSC_0027Steep tea of choice for 5 -7 minutes. It’s fine if you don’t get the water to tea bag ratio. We’ll add water later :)

DSC_0028While waiting, choose a movie to watch later while sipping your tea

DSC_0029Or check your tweets

DSC_0030Or count spare change

DSC_0031Or notice how your fan is screwed (I just saw this after taking the photo)

DSC_0032and that’s a broken clock (not relevant haha)

DSC_0040Or just listen to music. Just watch the time, you won’t like it when your tea’s bitter

DSC_0033Finally, 7 minutes is up. Lift your tea bags 

DSC_0035Add milk. Up to you to use powdered or not. You may also use creamer. Actually creamer is a better idea. Nido tastes like polvoron

DSC_0036LOL not that much!!! I just added a spoonful.

DSC_0034Add water and ice to your brown liquid

DSC_0037Add sugar to your taste. I used a spoonful of brown sugar here. You may opt not to add sugar too! It’s a free country, lol! You may also add syrups (like almond, Kahlua, or mint!) For me, I like to keep it simple – milk tea is the way to go!

DSC_0038There you go, you have homemade milk tea!

DSC_0039Excuse me as I enjoy my tea. Excuse my eyebags, too!

Best enjoyed with a macaron. I don’t have stock, though :(

It was a lot of work compared to just ordering from my favorite milk tea shop! I cannot tell you it tasted phenomenal ’cause it didn’t. Imma need practice for this. But at least I have been parched from my tea craving! :)

Mental note:  I’ll definitely use creamer the next time. How about I make tapioca? LOLWHUT, I’m not a tapioca person.

Or just wait a milk tea shop open near this town. (Now that’s thinking out loud. I’m so tamad!)

I hope I win at this contest!!! :)

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Last Week in Photos

One out of my two-week break is over and it was fairly productive. Though I won’t deny that I slept for 17 hours before last week formally started. My week starts on a Monday, if you may.

Skype webinar with Punchdrunk Panda featuring the Nomad Manager, Jen Horn. *is sad, didn’t take a screencap*

Collab meeting with my college buds, Hanna and Ella. Something good is brewin’ in my little team of nurses *grins* Can’t divulge right now, though. BUT VERY SOON!!!

THAT. FOREHEAD. SHEESH. Photo by Hanna

Meeting at PdP HQ. First complete team meeting! Excuse my weird facial expression. Taken by Gail Go.

Caught on with my The Big Bang Theory marathon. Just finished Season 3!

Dropped by the Wrangler thingamajig at Trinoma. I love the grungy look!

DSC_0930I like distressed jeans!

DSC_0926Wrangler Jeep

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DSC_0939Bakit hindi Philippines?

DSC_0932They also have tops

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DSC_0937Long lines

DSC_0948Hanna and Ella, fresh from BLS training, dropped by. BLS means Basic Life Support.

DSC_0934Saw Dee and June, too! Ang taba talaga ni June ngayon! :P

Finally had a haircut.

DSC_0952You do not want to see what’s inside that bonnet

DSC_0958Et voila! Love my rocker chic hair. Have to thank Pabs of Bench Fix Trinoma.

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Thanks to Nica for taking my photos

I promise I already had dinner before Nica and I decided to have Thai food at Jatujak for *gulp* another dinner. For me, at least.

DSC_0965NICA AU NATURELLE

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DSC_0967Thai milk tea. Did not notice it tastes like grass jelly until Nica mentioned it. I like it pa rin naman…

DSC_0970We both lurve Bagoong Rice. But it needs more bagoong, seriously. Or just order more (what we did)

DSC_0971Sauteed Kangkong. This needs bagoong. I love the garlic, though.

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I used to hate Thai food because of a certain Pad Thai gone bad. Here’s my new Thai go-to place until I find a better Thai place.

Back at Trinoma for an event. Will blog about these in the coming days.

DSC_1021I had better photos in other cameras. I look so pagod here!!!

Met up with the one and only, Jen Aquino, for retail therapy at Trendsetters Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent.

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DSC_0005Hannah and Jen. Jen ALWAYS goes to La Dame when we go to bazaars.

DSC_0007Paradigm Shift + Unisex + Os + Soule Phenomenon + Miadore booth. I love Nicole’s new look (not in photo.) Say hi to Yekky and Karl!

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DSC_0015Gel just had to have that outfit post. Tea-hee!

I wish there are more menswear/shoes/accessories in bazaars. Shopping is not just a lady’s choice, you know?

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Paradigm Shift nooses and other accessories

DSC_0012This is on the wishlist if you will ask. Bird Skull from Os.

DSC_0014I want a satchel that’s not so mahalia jackson

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DSC_0018This was love at first sight!!! Rex Clothing‘s Cross tee, or so I think it is called. I just love the use of rubber and how minimal it is. I just had to get it.

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Late dinner at Chili’s. I just had the mashed potato of my life.

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DSC_0024Monterey© Chicken. SRSLY THIS MASHED POTATO KILLS! Next time, I’m ordering it solo.

DSC_0025Honey Chipotle Crispy Chicken Crispers. The chicken is just so juicy and the honey and chipotle made a sweet-spicy medley.

Actually we wanted to order the whole menu, but these two already left us crawling to the cab. And it ripped my pocket, lol!

Cupcakes and macarons please,
J