This Filipina Mom Cooking Series # 2: Charlie Chan Pasta

Charlie Chan is favorite pasta dish from a well-known restaurant and I always wonder how it is cooked and why is it so tasty. I never thought that an equally known brand would be my key to recreating my own version of this pasta goodness.

Lee Kum Kee products

Lee Kum Kee has been in the market for as long as I can remember. I only know of the brand because of their Oyster Sauce but now they have a wide array of sauces and condiments and have long since became a household name.

For today’s recipe, I will be using all of the products on the photo above. Let’s get to it!

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Our Trip to the National Museum of Natural History

We visited the museum on the same day that we went to the Children’s Playground in Luneta Park. The museum opens at 10 am so we stayed at the playground until the museum is already letting people inside.

There are actually two entrances to the museum, one is at the main entrance while the other one is at the back, directly in front of the Children’s Playground. The back entrance is where visitors with kids can enter the museum.

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MIBF 2019 Book Haul

Since learning about the Manila International Book Fair happening this month and me being a first timer, I did my research on previous years’ events, great buys and best time to go. I created a check list on my phone that includes the booth number of the publishers I am planning to visit, the titles that I will be buying and number of books that I needed to buy.

I filed a half day leave from work on Friday, September 13, for this because I know that going on the first day and the weekend will be absolutely chaotic since people will be so excited to get in on the first day and will be frantic to finish their list on the weekend before the fair closes.

Day before my scheduled trip, I was looking around for someone to go with me because, I know you’ll all agree, shopping is more fun if you have company. My sisters can’t go because of work and mommy duties, my husband is definitely out since he hates lines, crowd and not really fond of books and there’s only one person with very low EQ and very easy to convince to go on a shopping trip. Let’s call this person one-who-must-not-be-named. Lol!

So, on the day, we met at the SMX Convention Center where the book fair is being held at around 1:30 pm. There was very little crowd that day and we easily entered the halls using the MIBF passes that I got from Fully Booked.

I have my list ready but once you’re inside, it was very easy to get distracted because there were a lot of booths with lots of great deals! Buti na lang, I have one-who-must-not-be-named and reminded me to get those on our list first before we look around and buy books that we don’t actually need.

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