Three teams standing

Alright lads!! Footy’s back again and the third week of English Football has been a roller coaster ride. Only 3 teams left undefeated in the Premiership. Let’s take a look at the games…..

First up, Chelsea.Β What can I say? Eden Hazard is back in form baby!!! He opened the scoring at 9 minutes in, with a low curling shot at the bottom left with a Nemanja Matic assist. Next up, Willian scored the second goal at 41 minutes. Diego Costa was the one responsible for the beautiful pass in the box for an easy Willian goal. Victor Moses slotted in Chelsea’s final goal of the game, at 89 minutes. Lovely cross from Pedro. Chelsea has scored in the dying minutes of the game in the first 3 games.

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Eden Hazard with a beautiful curling strike. Photo credits to the Premier League.

Manchester United just got a win barely. Throughout the game, it was like they’re playing pingpong with the ball. I really wanted Zlatan to score a goal since he is my captain in a fantasy league I’m playing. But then again, Marcus Rashford scored the goal in the injury time, with a Wayne Rooney assist. Marcus Rashford, is one for the future. I hope the kid gets developed by Jose Mourinho and given ample playing time.

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Marcus Rashford taps in a goal from a Wayne Rooney cross. Photo credits to the Premier League.

The last undefeated team in the Prem is Manchester City. The Citizens thumped the Hammers at home in a 3-1 thrashing, with Raheem Sterling netting 2 goals. Sterling scored the first goal at the 7 minute mark from a Nolito assist, and his second goal came from a David Silva assist in the injury time, rounding around Adrian for a tap in. The Citizen’s second goal was from Fernandinho in the 18th minute mark, coming from a Kevin De Bruyne assist. Chelsea, why did we release De Bruyne again?

The Hammers pulled back a goal at the 58th minute mark from a Michail Antonio header. The goal was spectacular, earning Antonio a call up for the English squad from the big man himself, Sam Allardyce. This is what we have been saying before and kept trying to pound it in Woy Hodgson’s head. Bring Antonio to the Euros!!!

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Antonio pulling a goal back for the visitors from a cross from Arthur Masuaku. Photo credits to the Premier League.

I will be reviewing the other games of the week from the Prem in a second post. Once again, this is Footy, and you guys stay cheeky. Cheers!

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Honey Parmesan French Toast

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Since my brainΒ refused to recognize today as a holiday and insisted on waking up at 5am, I just got up and started preparing breakfast. πŸ΄πŸšπŸ³πŸ§€

I made Garlic Soy Fried Rice, a 5-egg Omelette au Fromage (Cheese omelette but I decided to go Dexter’s Lab about it…πŸ§€πŸ³πŸ˜‹), some breakfast sausage patties and milkfish frankfurters from my S&R stash yesterday. (Thank you to the 2 ladies who kept us well fed with their fish nuggets and fish frankfurters samples. You are much appreciated.πŸ˜˜πŸ‘πŸΌ )

The family was up by the time I finished cooking so the food went onΒ Chewpacabra mode – gone before I could take any pictures.πŸ˜‚

To make up for this lack of tangible proof, I’ll feature a different recipe instead from my Instagram account (@chocomallow82 – shameless promotion, I know.πŸ˜‚), Honey Parmesan French Toast.πŸ―πŸ§€πŸΌπŸž

I usually prefer a “-SiLog” (any meat viand plus garlic friend rice plus egg πŸ˜‹) for breakfast but this was from the one time I craved for french toasts. They’re also great for snacking though. 😊

Ingredients:

Milk (whole milk or evaporated)
Egg
Honey
Salt
Nutmeg
Grated Parmesan

Sliced Bread, preferrably at least a day old

Butter for frying

Combine everything to taste except the cheese. Dip the bread into the mixture and place on a hot non-stick pan. Immediately add some grated parmesan on the still wet top side. When the bottom is browned to your preference turn the bread. The parmesan will be toasty – heavenly! πŸ˜‡

Drizzle with a bit more honey before devouring. Pairs great with coffee.πŸ˜‹β˜•οΈ

Pork Tenderloin Salpicao🐷🍚🍴

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This is for you Katz.😜 #latepost

Prepare pork tenderloin by first removing the silver vein and slicing into bite-sized pieces.

Prepare the marinade by combining the following ingredients:

Worcestershire sauce
Soy sauce
Calamansi/lemon juiceπŸ‹
Garlic olive oilp
Garlic, minced
Black Pepper, ground
Cayenne pepper
Garlic Maggie Savor
A bit of brown sugar (optional)

You can play around with the quantities but the marinade should be enough to coat all the pork.πŸ˜‰

Marinate the pork pieces for at least an hour (overnight if possible 😊).

Use combined olive oil & vegetable/canola oil to cook. On high heat, quickly sear the pork tenderloin pieces then remove once all sides are browned.

Best enjoyed with:

a.) a sub-zero mug of beer. And another. And another. And another.πŸ»πŸ»πŸ»πŸ˜…

b.) a glass of your favorite Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz (or Malbec according Footy🍷). And another. And another. And another.πŸ·πŸ·πŸ·πŸ€—πŸ˜‹

b.) a steaming plate of Garlic Fried Rice with a tall glass of ice-cold Coke. πŸšπŸ½πŸ˜‹

Enjoy!πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌ

Eat, Pray, Love… And Eat Some More.😊

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As tradition, some friends and I attend the early morning mass at the Pink Sisters every last Sunday of the month. For this month’s trip and as always, the plan was for Tata and Jasz to pick me up from home at around 6am.

Due to the heavy rains overnight, I was on a dead-to-the-world kinda sleep πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€ and would’ve probably snored my butt off until 9am if Footy didn’t give me a wake up call.😘

So, after preparing, I inhaled (gobbled up in millisecondsπŸ˜‚) a KK glazed donut but skipped coffee since T&J were already on the way. I wanted to prepare something to bring along since my tummy was still rebelling at the thought of just a donut 🍩 for bfast, unfortunately there was no time. Good thing there’s a friendly neighborhood Burger King. [4 Cheese Whopper Jr. & Hash Browns!!!πŸ˜‹πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ”πŸŸπŸ˜].

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Breakfast!!! πŸ™‚

We weren’t able to park at our usual spot since there was quite a few more people there this morning, probably since tomorrow’s a holiday [yippee!😁😁😁].

After the mass we trooped to the small Gift shop and panic bought [panic buying?] Sampaloc, some medallions and knick-knacks. Β 

 

After Pink Sisters, we then trooped to the Good Sheperd Seminary for the ever yummy ube halaya (purple yam jam) & macapunoΒ (sweetened young coconut) candies.🍬🍬🍬 Jasz wasn’t able to eat her burger so we left and Β let her do her version of the Mcdo ‘Tuloy Pa Rin’ ad πŸ˜‚, and went to get our ube and other goodies.

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My takeaways from Good Sheperd: Tawilis in Corn Oil, Halo-halo sweets (Macapuno Balls) and blocks of Ube Halaya.

Our last stop before heading home was S&R for lunch (CHOWDER!!!🍲😍) and some groceries (cheese, wine, cheese, wine rice krispy treats and other stuff πŸ˜πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

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Lunchtime! Salad, Beef Roll, Chowder and Ice-Cold Soda. πŸ™‚

We were back in Manila by around 2pm. It’s been a great Sunday, all in all.πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌ

Pandan Chicken

 

Since I’d been craving for Pandan Chicken for a couple of weeks now, I decided to just go and make some. I haven’t made these in ages so I basically just went ahead and guessed at the recipe. I didn’t hear any complaints from the family so I guess I guessed right.πŸ˜…πŸ˜‹

I prepared the chicken the night before, making a marinade of sesame oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt and ground pepper, chopped garlic, grated ginger and Β brown sugar. I then marinated the chicken thigh fillet for about 30 minutes, making sure that all pieces were sufficiently seasoned.

To wrap the chicken, you can just roll the chicken on the pandan leaf then just secure with toothpick. Personally I prefer making a knot with the pandan leaf and putting the chicken inside – kinda like how they make those puffy paper stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The following morning, I placed the wrapped chicken in the pan, added some of the marinade, covered it and let it simmer for a few minutes, just to make sure the chicken was cooked thru. Once the marinade had evaporated, I then added some oil and continued cooking for another 2-3 minutes.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take any pictures of the unwrapped chicken since they disappeared even faster than TS changed partners, but it’s all good.πŸ΄πŸšπŸ˜‹

Thumping at the Allianz Arena

Alright lads!!! Bundesliga is here!! And I will be bringing you updates from the games being played in the German League!!

First up, the opener for the season was between Bayern Munich and SV Werder Bremen. Played at the Allianz Arena, home of the German giants Bayern.

Xabi Alonso, the Spanish midfielder opened the scoring at 8Β minutes in with an awesome curling ball from outside the box. First goal of the Bundesliga season, hard to top that right?

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Alonso’s majesterial volley from outside the box.Β  Photo credits to AFP/Getty Images

 

Wrong! Second goal came in at 14 minutes, a beautiful strike by Robert Lewandowski, the Polish striker, beating the goalkeeper on the far post. Top quality striking. The goal was started by Franck Ribery, who slotted a beautiful through ball towards Lewandoski.

Third goal was another amazing volley by Lewy again as he recieved a cross into the box from Thomas Muller. Scoring it with the bottom of his boots, that goal reminded me of a lot of Zlatan goals. That was 40 seconds from the start of the second half. I almost fell of my chair at how fast that goal was!! And I really thought that the scoring would stop at that point. Boy! I was wrong again!!

Fourth goal was created by Thomas Muller again!! Slotting a beautiful Β 1-2 pass towards Phillip Lahm who was running towards the box, then slotting it home to beat the keeper in the near post. This goal shows the passing power of the German giants. Muller has 2 assists at this point. Goal was scored at 65 minutes.

7 minutes later, Thomas Muller again put a low cross in the box towards Franck Ribery who slammed the ball at the top bins past the keeper. Another beautiful goal scored by the German giants, and another notch for the Frenchie in his goal scoring career. Fifth goal at 72 minutes.

The game was over at that point after Ribery scored, Muller had 3 assists and I thought Bayern is gonna be slowing down. Then again, that is not the case. Lewandowski slotted home a penalty kick for a hat trick and giving an awesome start to Carlo Ancelloti’s reign at the German capital.

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Robert Lewandowski, doing a victory run after scoring his first goal. Photo credits to Bundesliga

Alright lads!! That is it for today’s Everything Bundesliga. Stay tuned for updates as I will be posting more games around the footballing world. Cheers!!

Cheeky Nandos!!!

Alright lads!!!

I’m a lil bit sorry for the delay of a couple blog posts about the second week of the EPL. I have been coaching a senior high football team these past few weeks and it has been taking a lot of my time. But don’t you worry, I will be updating the blog in a few days with the second part of the Second Week Madness of the EPL, and maybe start with the third week as well after the games conclude on the weekends.

Woan will also start posting her recipes and whatnots on her side of the blog maybe tomorrow. She has been swamped at work for a few weeks now as well.

So stay tuned for updates about our whereabouts and keep safe and dry from all this wet weather.. Cheers!!!

 

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I would be needing new boots soon, theyre kinda getting abused a lot lately..LOL!!

EPL Second Week Madness!!! – part 1

Alright lads!!! The English Premier League had nasty surprises on it’s second week of play!!

Hull AFC, which is a new promoted team with currently no manager and only 13 senior players, beat Liverpool 2-0. Adam the Llama, I mean Adam Lallana, missed a lot of chances to score.. Philippe Coutinho, who was impressive against their first game against Arsenal on the first week, was nowhere to be found. Mr. Klopp, will you be building a dynasty in The Kop? Or are you gonna be another statistic?

Next up, The Citizens, thumped Stoke City, 4-1. Sergio Aguero wants to win the Golden Boot this year, already with 3 goals under his belt. I guess Manchester City did it in a cold afternoon in Stoke.

And let’s talk about the team I support, Chelsea. Chelsea won again. The Conte Effect is real!!! Diego Costa, sealed the winner at the 87th minute. Last game he did it in the 89th. Stop giving me a heart attack please. Michy Batshuayi, the Belgian midfielder they just acquired is showing that he will be a future world beater in the years to come. He started the run that Costa scored against West Ham a week ago, and scored his debut goal against Watford to equalize on the second game. Hell of a deal that kid is!!

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Michy Batshuayi, the Belgian wonderkid Chelsea just signed, says he still needs to adopt to the physicality of the Prem.

Photo credits to Sky Sports

Alright!! That’s it for this week lads!!! Will be talking about other teams on my next post. Cheers!!!

First week of the Premier League

Alright lads!!! We are back again and this time I will be talking about the roller coaster ride of the first week of the Premier League.

First things first, Hull City won their first game against Leicester City, the 15/16 EPL champions. This could be the effect of losing Kante, now they don’t have someone who will win the ball back in the middle of the field. Maybe we will see a trend of bottom tier teams competing for spots in the Top 10 of EPL.

Arsenal against Liverpool. Only thing I can say about that game can be summed up in 2 words, Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian just bossed the midfield. With his teammates Adam the Llama, I mean Adam Lallana and Saido Mane who had a goal a piece. Mane is starting to pay off the transfer fee that Klopp paid Southampton to get the Senegalese striker. Are we gonna be seeing a Jurgen Klopp dynasty in the making in The Kop?

Next up is Manchester City against Sunderland. Sergio Aguero opened up his 2016/2017 scoring account with a goal from the 12 yard pot at 4 minutes in. Jermain Defoe, showing his class as a true goalscorer, leveled the match at 71 minutes in. The Citizens barely copped out a win if it isn’t for a deflection of off Paddy McNair thus scoring an own goal. Way to give Pep his first win Paddy, no booze for you tonight I guess.

Bournemouth didn’t stand a chance. With the amount of firepower United has, they should have made this goal margin pretty easy. Let’s just hope we don’t see a repeat of the MK Dons episode from a few years back.

Last but not the least, Chelsea against West Ham.This is a game that was destined for a draw, up until the 89th minute where Diego Costa showed us his heroics of scoring the winning goal. This was a match that was very hard to watch for me because I wanted The Blues to get their first win and start their season running. Let’s hope Eden Hazard keeps his form up and provides us more wins. Also, Michy Batshuayi showed us a glimpe of what he can do, leading off the build-up play that made Costa score the winning goal. Like we all would like to say, In Roman we Trust.

That’s it for today lads! I will be posting updates on the coming second week of the Premier League.

EPL is Here!!!

Alright football fans!! EPL has just started and what a season it is gonna be. The club that I support got very good players this transfer window, as well as a new manager. I do hope Antonio Conte replicates what he did in the Serie A with Juventus on his stay with Chelsea. And I do hope that Eden Hazard (*cough* last season choke *cough*) doesn’t do that again. Michy Batshuayi is also a good buy, gives us very good striking options up top. The cream of the deal is getting N’Golo Kante from the 2015/2016 EPL champions Leicester City. Now we have a very good engine in Kante. I wonder if the rumors are true, the Earth 70% covered by water and the rest by Kante.. Lol!!

 

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In other teams of the league, Pep Guardiola signed with Manchester City, and started to bolster up his squad. Adding John Stones(overrated English defender) from Everton for Β£50 million. What is up with these English players and over-inflated price tags?!?! Raheem Sterling, I’m looking at you. Anyway, aside from that, lets talk about the good players Pep brought in. Ilkay Gundogan from Dortmund, Leroy Sane from Schalke 04 and an old Nolito from Celta Vigo. Pep really loves stealing players from other leagues where he managed teams. Haha!!

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Next up is the other half of the Mancunians, Manchester United. Boring build up play gets replaced with park the bus. Louis Van Gaal out, Jose Mourinho in. Now let’s see how Jose spent his money this transfer window. He signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic from PSG on a one year deal. Zlatan, although old, is still the quintessential CF or a target man. His debut goal against Galatasaray speaks about the quality of Zlatan. I mean, a bicycle kick within 3 minutes of his debut for United? Wow!!! Next up is another player from Dortmund, Henrikh Mkhitaryan. He will definitely add fire power up on the right sideΒ of the United squad. And lastly, Paul Pogba from Juventus. United spent Β£100 million, yes you heard that right. Β£100 million to get the youngster back to the squad, which a few years ago, they sold the youngster to Juventus on a free transfer. Crazy huh?!?!

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Well that’s all for now in this episode of EPL Is Here. I will be reviewing other teams on the next episode. Cheers!!!

Oh and before I forget; football fans, especially those who follow the EPL, have your significant other sign this document.. LOL!!

 

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Prepare your pillows on the couch when that happens though. LOL!!!!