First Try: Calamares

     This morning I made some Calamares. I super love Calamares. Its crispy texture makes me wanna crave for more. So I decided to make some. I searched some how to videos on making Calamares, prepared the ingredients then I’m on the go.

      I really had so much fun preparing the squid, adding some spices and dipping it in the flour, egg and breadcrumbs. Then, there goes deep frying it. The oil was really so hot that once I placed the squid it easily turns brown and I was like Oh my, this is not happening. Now, I really have to be quick and fast with this. So I tried to catch up and just put it one at a time so that I may pick it ut up immediately. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out as I was expecting. But then I’ll say it is pretty good for a beginner, more room for improvements. I’m really learning alot from is experience.

Here is my Calamares:

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You may notice that some are kinda bit dark brown since I was really struggling to catch up with the heat. Anyways, what do you think?? I’ll be working on my mishaps and when I finally made it well, I’ll be happy to share the recipe with you.  😀

Saving and Spending

     This past few months, I’ve been out of control in handling my money. I spend it to this and that and the next thing I know it’s gone. And here I am asking myself where did my money go. Luckily, I got this app Money manager which I religiously used every time I purchase something but then it’s no use. I’ve spent the money already. Anyways, I still believe that I could do something about it and starting from now I’m gonna be wise in spending my money.

    I seek financial advices from the web and my Belle De Jour Planner recommends checking out ANC On the Money on youtube. So, I watched some of the videos that may help me and I jot down those advices that might come in handy.

Take Note:

● Start early as you can. Take action!

●No one time, big time. Shop only as needed.

●Pay yourself first.

● When it comes to loose change, people find ways to spend it.

● Can you live on 80% of income? (foregone gain)

●After investing, forget about it.

●When you are down, you don’t make the best decisions in life.      Negative thoughts may be in your head that makes things worse.

●Emotions affect the way we look at money.

●Don’t stick to anything less, stick to what you are looking for.

●Value of savings, delay gratification

●Road Map~ Financial Plan ~ Life Goals

So far, these are the important reminders that I wanna keep in mind from time to time. These advices inspire me to have more control in handling my money rather than spending it unecessarily especially that I’m saving once more for an amazing gift for myself.

I really learned alot from ANC On the Money and I’ll be watching more of their videos. You might want to check out their videos.
Here is a link: ANC On The Money: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgqc_BkjQeftQvHCETqLP_vzC2JPvkPC7

Do it NOW

       Time flies so fast and I realize I’ve been wasting time. Right now, I’ve got all the time I need to do anything I want but I’m doing nothing. Time is running.  My medicine journey is fast approaching. It may start on June or August and I really want to make the most of time. I’ve always wanted to write a blog but I keep on setting it aside. Then, I saw this reminder and it serves as a wake up call. I need to do something. And I began to write……

I decided to DO IT NOW. I’ll be writing just anything about what is going on in my day to day life and just blog about it.

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