Thursday, July 28, 2011

9 Easy steps to share Outlook Calendar via Email.

Below steps are applicable only if your Outlook Calendar is available to others in your organization; colleagues can easly view your availability when trying to arrange meetings and save time.

The good news is, it is available on both Outlook 2007 and 2010.

1. Create a new message;

2. Click the Insert Tab;

3. Click calendar in the include group;

4. Date Range control; choose a specific date, a predefined or specify dates;

5. Detail Section; you might want to retain the default, availability only and/or your choice;

6. Show time; it depends on your choice. leave it uncheck so it will not show default working hours of 8AM to 5PM.

7. Click Show Advanced Button; for customization (it switches between show and hide);

8. Click OK when you're done and Outlook will embed the calendar, noting events and other information as per your settings

 9. Finish the message and recipients and click Send.

blah blah blah of the day

i've been thinking what to publish today.  then, i got a chance to sneak peak my previous post and they were mostly my personal blatherings and the food experiments.  i think, it's time to copy and paste the previous post i have in my old blog (  and the first thing to post is something that is informative.  why am i copying it?  i am thinking of removing the old blog and transferring it to this site.  i want to incorporate everything and anything that interest me into one location, and this is the right place.

i got to think as well, that maybe the reason why I dont get a call from employers was because this blog talks about personal stuff.  oh well, this is a personal blog, which incorporates all the things i like and i love.  as you can read in the sub-title of the page, it is all about me and my tiny world.

"geek, nerd, occasional photographer, rockstar wanna-be, food devotee, and serial tinkerer.  loves to blog and not a writer."

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

You're in love, That's the way It should be, 'Cause I want you to be happy, You're in love, And I know That you're not in love with me, it's enough For me to know That you're in love, Now I'll let you go, 'Cause I know, That you're in love

I love to see people happy.  But it's really hard when it was someone you thought you would spend the rest of your life with, only to find out they were really meant for someone else.  You were only in their life temporarily to help them heal and move on. You just didn't see that at the time.  So you force a smile, wish them the best and tell them you hope everything works out.  At the same time you're dying inside, holding back the tears.

Friday, July 22, 2011

it hurts like a paper cut.

I dont know what's up with me today.  I just found myself looking at my family picture and it feels like, I'm empty, lost and it hurts like a paper cut.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

stuffed bell pepper

i was not able to document the whole process though, but if you have an experience in cooking, below will be just an easy step-by-step to get your bell pepper stuffed.  

Stuffed ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, diced.
1 onion, diced.
1/4 kg beef minced.
100gm arabiatta tomato sauce.
2 cups of white cooked rice.
salt & pepper to taste.
3 medium sized bell peppers.  removed the seeds.

1.  saute diced garlic and onion.  when the onion turns transparent.
2.  add the minced beef.  cook it for about 15 minutes.
3.  add the arabiatta tomato sauce and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
4.  add the 2 cups of cooked rice.  cook for 10 minutes.
5.  add salt and pepper to taste.
6.  set it aside and let it cool down.

Once done cooking the stuffed ingredients.  see the below images.

Stuffed the bell peppers.  add olive oil in the pan.  pre-heat the oven for 180 degrees.

cover the bell peppers and put it in the oven for 20 minutes.

after 20 minutes, dinner is ready.

my healthy dinner :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Beef Pares - Filipino Food

(ala San Juan)


1 kg beef (uncut)

1 piece beef cube
4 cups of water

2 tbsp ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 medium-sized onion, minced

3 pieces star anise

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp ground black pepper

2 tbsp cooking oil
3 tbsp of green onions, finely chopped (optional)


In a pot, put the water and bring to a boil and add the beef and broth cubes.  But if you have pressure cooker you can cook the beef in 30 minutes.

When the meat is tender, remove and cool it down.  Slice it to cubes and set it aside.  Don't throw the stock used for boiling.

Make the ingredients ready.

Saute the garlic, ginger, and onion.

Put-in the sliced meat and saute for about 3 minutes.
Add the soy sauce, beef stock, sugar, star anise and let it simmer for 15 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

Serve with Garlic Fried Rice and soup

I suggest, if you want to try this recipe make sure you have the star anise, as this recipe will never be beef pares without star anise.

garlic roast chicken with rosemary and lemon

stuffed the chicken with:

1 whole garlic (unpeeled)
1/2 lemon
1 whole onion (peeled)

outer skin of the chicken:

inner skin of the chicken:
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
a stem of rosemary (cut into small/tiny pieces)
2 tbsp olive oil

rustic salad. waiting for the roasted brown bread.
a bunch of basil
2 tomatoes
2 cucumber (cut into thin)
1 onion (cut into thin)
seasoned with:
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp apple cider (or white vinegar)
salt & pepper

Grilling.  Added the brown bread 10 minutes before the grilling is done.

rustic salad with grilled brown bread.

grilled chick. grilled for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

my dinner.

-forgive me for unable to update my blog for the past months.