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3.06.2015

Foodie Goodie| Lemon Butter Tilapia.

It's Fish Friday once again - that time of the year when we'd abstain from eating meat every Friday during Lent. This is a common tradition for Catholics, and although I'm not the most devout person in this side of the planet, I still pretty much adhere to certain Holy Week practices.

I know some of you are doing the same thing, so here's a fish dish that you can serve during the Lenten season. This one's made with tilapia, my son's favorite fish! :)
Lemon Butter Tilapia


Ingredients:
1 pound tilapia fillets
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon butter

For the sauce:
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped (optional)
A dash of pepper

Procedure:
1. Coat fish on both sides with flour. Shake off excess.
2. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add fish; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Turn and cook 2 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove from skillet, and set aside on a serving plate.
4. In another skillet, melt the 2 tablespoons butter.
5. Add lemon juice to the butter and warm briefly.
6. Add Worcestershire sauce and pepper to taste
7. Spoon the sauce over the cooked tilapia, sprinkle with parsley, and serve.


3.05.2015

Charitable Giving in the Whole Of Asia.

Some of the richest people in Asia like Sukanto Tanoto are known for their generosity. However, they use some of the best plans for giving away this money. They use their considerable riches to help people through the use of foundations that spend the money for them. In decades past, rich people would often give their money away anonymously. In today's world, there is too much in the way of accounting to do. These business people have to account for these funds, and they need to have a foundation that people can approach. It is safer for the ultra rich, and it is easier for people in need to find the funds they need.
Haiyan aftermath in the Philippines.
The Foundation Giving
The foundations that these people have started give most of the money without any assistance from the person who gave the seed money. They use a strict set of guidelines that allows them to give out the money properly, and they consult with their board of directors and patron to make sure they are moving in the right direction.

The Public Image
The public image of the person who gives out the money is going to be used to make the foundation as visible as possible. This is going to change the way that these foundations are going to be managed, and they need to remember that they can use this profile to help find more people to give to.

The People
The people that approach these foundations are going to discover that they can more easily get their funding because they are working with a foundation rather than a person. Approaching a person can be very hard, but approaching their foundation is much easier. People can apply for funding from these foundations many times over, and they can get grants to do many different things. These foundations offer flexibility as well as the massive amounts of money that are needed in the nonprofit community.

When people are looking for assistance in the nonprofit world, they can look to some of the most generous people in Asia. These business people are going to reach out to foundations all over the region with the help of their own foundation. They can give their money with accountability, and they will be able to reach more people who would be afraid to approach them otherwise. This is the wisest way for any wealthy person to give away their money.

3.03.2015

Mousasi vs Philippou, Lim vs Magny added to UFC Fight Night Manila.

Oh yes, two more fights have been added to the much anticipated, first-ever UFC event in the Philippines!

Announced earlier today, Gegard Mousasi and Costas Philippou will meet in a middleweight matchup as the co-main event while in the welterweight division, Neil Magny will face-off against Hyun Gyu Lim.
Co-main event!
Mousasi, currently ranked at #7, is fresh off from a victory last January, where he punched out Dan Henderson in just 70 seconds. Philippou (ranked #12), on the other hand, is coming off a KO of Lorenz Larkin that ended his two-fight losing skid.
Lim vs Magny.
Neil Magny, who holds the longest current winning streak in the welterweight division, is aiming for his seventh consecutive victory. His current run includes wins over Tim Means, William Macario and, most recently, Kiichi Kunimoto, whom Magny submitted last February 14.

South Korean star Lim has a 3-1 Octagon record in his two years with the UFC, with all three of those wins coming by way of knockout. His most recent victory was last September, where he elbowed the lights out of Takenori Sato last September in just 78 seconds.

Stay tuned for more UFC Fight Night Manila updates! :)


3.02.2015

Spotlight | Missha Viewer 270° HD Lash Curl Mascara.

The first week of March is gonna be pretty hectic with the little man's Final Exams and Quiz Bee coming up. We'll be studying like crazy for the next few days; so just in case I won't be able to get a new blog post up after this, you know the reason why.

Now before we plunge into academic madness (look at me coining words like some erudite, haha!), allow me to talk about this mascara which my husband bought (yes, he buys me makeup) a few months back. This one's from Missha and it's called the Viewer 270° HD Lash Curl Mascara.
Missha Viewer 270 HD Lash Curl Mascara.
Such a quirky name, right? Like it's a camera lens or something.
Lash Curl!
Now as per the product description, this mascara is designed to make short and soggy eyelashes look longer and give it a 270° curl. Hence the name 270° HD Lash Curl.
HD stands for yes, high definition. :)
HD, on the other hand, stands for high-definition - aka brilliant eye makeup.
Product description on the box.
The product comes in a simple yet elegant packaging - dark burgundy tube, silver cap - complete with a glossy box which I had a hard time taking pictures of because it's highly reflective.
Not tested on animals. :)
The mascara comes with a curved brush, and is formulated with the following ingredients:
Carnuba wax to ensure the mascara lasts all day long and give the illusion of longer lashes.
Silicon fluid and pearl powder to add shine and depth.
Lily extracts to protect the lashes and give them added elasticity and moisture.
Specially-designed curved brush.
I like that the brush comes out without a bunch of excess product on it. Less clumping allows you to apply the product more evenly on your lashes and makes the wand a lot easier to control.
Brush, tube, and box.
Here's the mascara in action.
My lashes are naturally long, I know. But after using the Lash Curl Mascara, they appear even longer and with a bit of curl, too. Its volumizing properties ain't so bad either, though I have used other mascaras that pack a lot more punch in this area. 
Bare-faced.
My only gripe about this mascara is that it's not waterproof. And you know I have a thing for waterproof eyeliners and mascaras.
With the Lash Curl Mascara.

What I love:
- Simple yet elegant packaging.
- Lengthens and curls the lashes.
- Lightweight and quick-drying formula.
- Doesn't clump. 
- Doesn't flake or smudge.
- No funky smell.
- Non-irritating, no allergic reactions to it.
- Affordable price. Husband got this for 8800 won (around Php 350 or $8).
- Not tested on animals. Yay! :)

What you might not like:
- Not waterproof, and yet it won't come off easily with just water and soap.
Nothing a good makeup remover can't handle, though. :)
Products Used:
FACE: The Face Shop Lovely Me:EX Makeup Base in Green,
Etude House Correct & Care CC Cream in Silky,
Benefit Erase Paste in Medium.
EYES: Shiseido Eyebrow Pencil in Brown,
K-Palette Real Lasting Micro Eyeliner in Black,
Forever 21 Love & Beauty Eyeliner in Dark Brown,
Missha Viewer 270 HD Lash Curl Mascara.
CHEEKS: SkinFood Sugar Cookie Blusher in Bebe Pink.
LIPS: Etude House Rosy Tint Lips in #1 Before Blossom.

So much for this week's edition of Makeup Monday! Time to get back to studying! :)

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