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Four Dishes of Loneliness :)

January 25, 2015

My brother left for a business trip last Thursday and he hasn't returned yet, so I've been alone in this apartment for four days now.

I know I could have gone out with friends but if you have a job as toxic as mine, then you would understand that weekends, especially Sundays, are just sacred days meant to be spent with God and either family or if you're alone like me, with yourself. 

I guess that's just things are when you're single and 28. Seriously, I was tempted to go to the nearby internet cafe to check my email or just update my social media accounts. But the lady in me opted to stay at home and just do one of the things I am passionate about but don't have the time to pursue: cook!

Yeah, I spent my Sunday going to the market and cooking all day! Oh what a beautiful day! :) 

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For breakfast, I only had Energen (Strawberry Flavor) and bread. But the rest of the meals for the day were all products of love and hard work. :D

I'd like to call them the "four dishes of loneliness" since they are a result of my homesickness. I terribly miss my parents I wish I could fly to Iloilo in an instant. Aside from gardening, cooking is also a bonding activity for me and Mama. And everytime I cook, Papa would be the first to say "puerte!" Arnold also loves my spaghetti and actually requests for it on special occasions.

So instead of wallowing in self-pity and loneliness, I decided to turn things around and make the most out of my Sunday. After all, it's not everyday that I cook. And it's not every weekend that I am just at this apartment.

And now, presenting, Aiza's four dishes of loneliness: 

1. Pork Pina Guisado - It's just pork guisado with pineapple tidbits. Lately, I've been trying out (and enjoying) dishes with pineapple tidbits. Sabi nga ni Judy Ann, "pina-level up!" :D

2. Homemade Fries - I just set aside several slices of potato which I used for the pork pina guisado. I deep-fried it and dipped in sandwich spread, and that was my merienda. :)

3. Creamy Spaghetti - My signature dish. :) I was able to cook it for Lola on my birthday last year, and she was able to taste it minutes before she rested in peace. :)

4. Fruity Float - Instead of mangoes over graham crackers, I used fruit cocktail and nata de coco. Added cheese and raisins too! :)

Everything turned out to be delicious (of course, that's according to my standards :D) but the best meal that I had for today was the Body of Christ which I received during communion. I attended the farewell mass of Fr. Maico Rescate. Fr. Lito Jopson also delivered his thanksgiving and farewell address before the final blessing. Both of them will be transferred to new parishes by February 1. 

So much for today. Off to bed. Excited to eat my dishes again tomorrow. :D At least I won't have to worry about what to eat at work. I already have my baon for the whole week. :D 

Thank You God for giving me this time. Thank You God for gifting me with this passion. :) 

All for Your greater glory! Thank You and I love You too! ♥

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