New Year’s Day of Phillippine

I’m a foreign worker who lived in Philippine since April, 2014. So That was my first experience what about custom of Philippine’s new year. My friend (she is my boss’s girlfriend) prepared some dinner for last night of 2014. So It was a great opportunity to meet the new year culture of the Philippines.

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I met a hearty and fantastic dinner table than I expect when I arrived at her house.

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Marshmallows and cuted watermelon. Watermelon is especially necessary because the red color. They believed the red color is blessed good fortunes and driving out evil spirits.

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and Adobo chickens and coconut toasts. Adobo chicken is traditional and kindness food of Philippine. but she cooked fusion style with Korean sources called gochujang. It was little spicy.

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Colorful fruits plate was the important part in the day of the dinner table. Round fruits are fresh and good ones because that means money. and those shouldn’t be placed the same type. If was so beautiful plating.

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It was a really strange food. Wow … curious combination of hot dogs marshmallows will not be traditional. She wass very creative!

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She was ready for a lot of things. We did not eat all of them but we were very grateful for her kindness and sincerity. Thank you so much. It was so great time.

How to enjoy Traditional New Year’s Eve in the Philippines she led us are as follows:

1. prepare round types of fruits, put them on biggest platter.
2. Prepare round shape of chocolate and sweets that means lots of money. Prepare to bang instruments or objects, and new red clothes that protect from bed sprits.
3. Eat delicious foods with family and friends. sometime explode firecracker
4. When the midnight, Everyone bang the instrument and everything make loud sounds and celebrate the New Year. They believe Loud sounds drive out the demons. Significantly laughing and chatting with dance music.
5. Prepare the new coins by shaking hands put out and bring good New Year’s fortunes. and then someone throw shine coins in high places with make a wish, Children stretch their hands to get the coin.
6. Enjoy the party all night, change into red clothes.

Happy New Year!!

Ttuckguk : Korean – Philippine style rice cake Soup

[self cook recipe]

※ caution! – I’m freestyle cooker! I announce this is not orthodox recipe.

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1. Prepare Korean rice cake.

a. Actually I needed a rice cake for soup, but that was 139 peso this one was 129 peso. I don’t know why they had different price even they are same Ingredient , weight.  but it doesn’t matter with cooking for someting. they are almost same. Just different shape.

b. There is so many Korean mart in manilla. I bought this in Rada street, makati city. you can find easliy any where.

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2. Prepare Kelp, Katsuobushi (these are makes soup base).cabages and Stem beans. (These are just took in the fridge to add the flavor.) and shomai ( I bought shomai because Korean dumplings expensive. and this is easy to come by.)

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3. recipe.

a. Soak rice cake in cold water for about an hour  and slice.

b. Add water to the boil in a pan, put the Katsuobushi and kelp.

c. When the water starts boiling put the vegetables.

d. Put the rice cake and shomai sequentially simmer for about 5 minutes.

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4. plating. Usually Korean eat with Kimchi. but I didn’t have. so eat with bagong source. I was quietly good.

if you want to know common recipe of ttuckguk. go to here.

and if you have your special recipe, please share with me.

7 quote for new year’s begin

1. “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”- Brad Paisley –

2. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”- Ophrah Winfrey –

3. “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.”- Joey Adams –

4. “A cat’s New Year dream is mostly a bird! Don’t be like a cat; in New Year, dream something that you have never dreamed! Target for new things!”- Mehmet Murat Ildan –

5. “We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.”- Hilary DePiano –

6. “Does everyone have a new years resolution? I do, mine is to never change for anyone!”- Sara Dalton –

7. “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”- Vern McLellan –

 

quote: here

 

I tried to make website myself from I learned web programming at first time when 13 years ago. and I managed several websites, blogs provided from naver.com, blogger. even social network services like twitter, Pinterest and facebook. But These are not perfact! Personal account website should be paid a lot of money for enough memory for data. blog services has too many limits. SNS are very suitable for Mobile upload and Easy to post but I can’t find my old data well and too much open for anyone. and I hate spam ads. I need larger space for image data uploaded and to Easy post even mobil device. So today I’m going to make new webblog again. I hope I can use this limited blog very well do not fill boring. Today is brand new day of 2015. Happy new year!