Sunday, October 18, 2020

We Bought General's Lechon for My Sister's Birthday

I am not personally a fan of lechon or roasted pork because the last time I tasted lechon was back when I was a kid and I remember it tasted bland and the skin was a bit elastic like rubber which was also tasteless. Ever since then, it has been clueless to me why Filipinos love lechon for special occasions. 

Yesterday was my sister's 41st birthday and she wanted to have lechon to celebrate the occasion. Luckily, another sister of ours is generous enough to sponsor the lechon because we've been talking about having one in our home for 5 years now. Lechon is very expensive so it takes thorough budget planning if you really want to have one. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

TECNO Mobile Launched The Pouvoir 4

TECNO Mobile launched the Pouvoir 4 - a smartphone with four days lasting power* 

With 6000mAh extraordinary battery life, it can last up to four days straight without charging! 


TECNO Mobile launched on September 17, 2020 the latest addition to its popular Pouvoir series, Pouvoir 4. True to the meaning of “pouvoir”, the smartphone comes with a powerful battery life at 6000mAh, capable of powering the smartphone for four days straight with just a single charge. In combination with the smartphone’s 32GB + 3GB for the Pouvoir 4 and 64GB + 4GB , 128GB + 6GB for the Pouvoir 4 Pro memory which truly delivers a smooth, glitch-free gaming experience, the Pouvoir 4 proves that it’s one of the most hardworking and performing mobile devices in the market today. 

 Pouvoir 4 is also equipped with a 13 megapixel (MP) artificial intelligence (AI) quad camera, two 2MP cameras and an AI lens at the rear, and an 8MP dual flash camera at the front. Its 7-inch HD+ Drop Display offers the best gaming and video viewing experience. The ‘Pouvoir-ful’ smartphone runs on TECNO Mobile’s HiOS 6.0, which is built on Android Q. 

 Pouvoir 4 flaunts a premium glossy and sleek design, and is packed with a range of cool features. This includes Face Unlock, Fingerprint Sensor for optimized security, and a dedicated button on the side that launches a virtual Google Assistant at any time. Whether it’s for communication, entertainment, or creativity, a smartphone that is capable of keeping up with your daily activities is a must-have. For those who need to be Always Power On, Pourvoir 4 is the answer. The ‘Pouvoir-ful’ smartphone, with TECNO Mobile’s HiOS 6.0 built on Android Q, comes in a variety of colors, and may be purchased from partner retail stores at Php4590 for the Pouvoir 4, Php5990 and Php6990 for the Pouvoir 4 Pro. 

For more information, visit www.tecno-mobile.com/ph or visit store http://bit.ly/TecnoStoresPH . Also follow TECNO Mobile Philippines on Facebook for exciting updates. 

About TECNO Mobile TECNO Mobile is a premium smartphone brand from TRANSSION Holdings. Upholding the brand essence of “Expect More”, TECNO is committed to giving the masses access to latest technology at accessible prices, allowing the consumers to reach beyond their current limitations and uncover a world of possibilities. TECNO understands the needs of consumers from different markets and provides them with localized innovations across a product portfolio featuring smartphones, tablets, and feature phones. TECNO is a major global player with presence in around 60 emerging markets across the world. It is also the global Official Tablet and Handset Partner of Manchester City Football Club. For more information, please visit: www.tecno-mobile.com

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Shapewear for All Types of Women

Shapewears are beginning to become popular to women in all walks in life in the hopes of achieving a better body shape. It’s good news, too, that there are also plenty of available sizes for plus size women in my previous post. 

Friday, August 28, 2020

What You Need To Carry on a Long Bicycle Ride

What You Need To Carry on a Long Bicycle Ride

A long bicycle ride is an excellent way to get a workout, explore the countryside and make memories. Whether you’re gearing up for your first long road trip or taking on another thrilling adventure, find out what you need to carry. Gear up and look for electric bicycles for sale for a unique way to adventure on two wheels.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Omelette Muffins with Highlands Corned Beef

Omelette Muffins Recipe

This is very easy to make and convenient to bring along to the office or school (once the pandemic is over) because you can simply put it in a container without mess. It's oil-free, too, because there's no oil used.   

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Help Save The Environment - The Best Uses For Sustainable Mylar Bags

When looking for ways to package food and other perishable items, mylar bags offer a sustainable, effective alternative for long-term storage. For business owners, mylar can be used to give food or medicinal products a professional, customized appearance while still preserving the freshness and safely securing the contents. While laminated roll stock or similar options may be a suitable option for businesses that already have the necessary equipment to create pouches and other packaging solutions, custom-made mylar bags are designed to be ready to fill and distribute.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Chocolate Mousse: Inspired by Nancy Drew's Midnight in Salem Mystery Game

Do you like mysteries and detective stories? Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem is just the right game for you! Games like these is like a breath of fresh air for those who wanted to focus more on solving mysteries and using their mind (and imagination) to solve a case - just like a detective :) 

Game Story

Nancy Drew unexpectedly finds herself in Salem, Massachusetts investigating an arson on the Hathorne estate. The Hathorne House was originally constructed by Judge John Hathorne, inquisitor of the infamous Salem witch trials and the final home to 102-year-old Frances Tuttle, his last direct descendant. When Tuttle passed away, the estate became city property and while the mayor was seeking a manager to oversee the estate the home burst into flames. The ongoing investigation has turned up little evidence but concerned citizens have accused Mei Parry of arson and are pressuring the police to arrest the secretive teenager. As Nancy races to uncover the truth behind the arson, she discovers connections to the house’s past with the Salem trials and finds herself drawn into a struggle with supernatural events that she simply can’t explain. Nancy’s convictions are put to the test. Are the ghosts real? Has Salem’s dark history come to life, or is there someone else to blame? Time is short, and Nancy must find the answers before the clock strikes midnight.

Where to buy Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem? You may get them at at Her Interactive's official website at https://www.herinteractive.com/shop-games/33-nancy-drew-midnight-in-salem/

Insights

Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem stands out from the rest of the games because it tackles a dark history of Salem that includes witchcraft and the supernatural. It's definitely a story I want to face head on as a detective, at least in character in the game :)  

Nancy Drew: Midnight In Salem
Empty street scene from Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem
   

From the title itself, I guess you'd be expecting a lot of night scenes throughout the game. It kind of gives you that Halloween feels that brings chills (and excitement) down your spine. I have to admit I haven't finished the game yet because my brain doesn't cooperate with me. The puzzles and riddles are quite a challenge for me. So if you think you can solve these kinds of brain teasers, then this is definitely for you. 

My Love for Food

As always, food scenes from games or even in movies or TV series really catches my eye. I also love food scenes from anime shows because they really look realistic and it really waters my mouth. As for Midnight in Salem, here are some delicious-looking food shots taken from the game: 

Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem - Cafe
At the Cafe (Look at those gorgeous desserts!)

Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem - Baking
Baking Ingredients

 I actually tried baking one of my favorite desserts inspired by Midnight in Salem. 

My baking ingredients 

The word, "midnight," gave me the idea of chocolate because they're both dark in color. I chose bittersweet chocolate because night times are always bittersweet - sometimes it gives you scary memories and sometimes, it gives you beautiful and fun ones like Trick or Treat :) 

Chocolate mixing

As I was mixing the melted chocolate while making the chocolate mousse, I remembered how witches are portrayed in cartoons on how they make their potions - they stand in front of a giant iron pot where they combine all those weird ingredients and then mix it slowly while they do their sinister laugh. 

Homemade chocolate mousse (before solving a case)

Homemade chocolate mousse (after solving a case!)

Just like the feeling after solving a very difficult case and also saving another person's life in the process, it's as delicious as eating a bittersweet chocolate mousse! 

Chocolate mousse ingredients: 

  • 500 grams bittersweet chocolate couverture 
  • 300 grams heavy whipping cream
  • 5 grams instant coffee powder dissolved in
  • 10 grams hot water
  • 800 grams heavy whipping cream, chilled

For the topping, I just used whipped cream in can (just spray as much as you want), choco cereal (best alternative is choco shavings or choco sprinkles), and an Oreo cookie. 

Instructions: 
1. Chop the bittersweet chocolate couverture and place in a large bowl. Make sure they're small enough so they can melt easily when heated. 
2. Combine heavy whipping cream and coffee solution in a heavy saucepan and bring to boiling point over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
3. Pour hot cream mixture over chopped chocolate in a bowl. Allow to stand for a minute or two, then stir mixture until smooth and glossy. Cool to room temperature.
4. Place chilled heavy whipping cream in a mixer bowl. Whip cream to medium peak stage. 
5. Gently place scoops of whipped cream into chocolate mixture
6. You can place the mousse into goblets or glasses (entirely up to you). Chill for at least 4 hours to set the mousse.

CONTEST/GIVEAWAY TIME


Do you like to cook and experiment with ingredients? HeR Interactive is running a “Nancy Drew® Games Summer Cookoff” cooking contest with fun prizes! Check out the HeR Interactive contest page for more details: 


You can also get the Nancy Drew : Midnight in Salem in their website:



Also, get a chance to win a game code by just commenting on this post about my dish. You may post your comments below this post. Comments/suggestions are welcome! 

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