Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas Anya!

I can't be with Anya this Christmas and God knows when I will see her next. She is fond of Pokemon, everything Pokemon that is. When I spotted this doll at a toy fair, I knew I had to get it for her.

Hugging Pikachu before sending it off to Australia.

And now Anya shared the hug this Christmas!

I love you Anya :D

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mama Papaya

One of the things that always brighten my day are our fruit bearing trees. I've written about them so many times here, but this is now the season of Papaya.

Kilawing Papaya with Corned Tuna + Sardines

The papaya tree bears so many fruits that we had to barricade it from "fruit snatchers" inside the village. Lots of people are asking for some papaya but we have to wait until they are ripe. Our family used the papaya in several ways like for cooking, eating it ripe as dessert, and making atchara out of it.

Here is mama preparing atchara from young green papaya fruits. These will be sent to my sister's family in Australia.