Birthday Doodle + Fave La Paz Batchoy

Beautiful Morning, everyone!

How’s your Christmas? Hope you had the merriest time! 
It has been raining for a while now, and since it’s my birthday today (yay! ;-D), I’ll think of such as birthday blessing showers. Here’s my Google Doodle for today. #FeelingSpecial
I love seeing my personal FB account flowing with birthday wishes in my timeline. My hubby’s post is just the sweetest. Thank you and love you Hon! My mom sent me a lovely text message to boot. #GratefulHeart I will send out a love note to everyone later. I don’t know if I mentioned it sometime ago, that I tend to be extra emotional during my birthday. Haha. Anyhow, it’s my party, so I will cry if I want to. And since I’m 30ish, I’m feeling a bit… so far, so good! I have a realisation, since I’m on a medical diet from last time, I don’t really look forward to the dining part unlike before (it used to stress me out thinking a perfect dining place), so that’s one less worry to think about, I just want to spend time with the family. Told you…drama much. 
Oh, breakfast was served a while back. It was heavenly…soup for the soul… Netong’s Original, Authentic La Paz Batchoy. 
Netong’s Original Special La Paz Batchoy + Manapla Puto

The noodle soup is made from a mixture of broth (kaldo in Hiligaynon), pork, beef and noodles. The dish is made extra-special when other ingredients are added like pork organs, crushed pork cracklings (chicharon), bone marrow, onion leeks and garlic. A bowl with unlimited refills of broth is priced at Php 50 ++ ($1).  Don’t get confused they would normally asked you if if it’s Super, Extra or Extra Super. It’s just basically tells you how much additional ingredients you would put in your soup. You can actually eat it with Pandesal (Philippine’s version of Rolls) or manapla puto (steamed rice cake on banana leaf).

Missing Iloilo Blog Enty, Posted January 2011

Namit gid! (Delicious!) Hubby and Tats (father in law) bought the batchoy from Netong’s. It’s inside the La Paz Public Market. As aforesaid, with the medical diet I’m on, they had to separate everything, mine was just broth, noodles, and garlic. It’s okay, it’s love. Oh porky, till we meet again! ;-D
Anyhow, thank you for today! As Jack says…

Well, yes, ma’am, I do… I mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or, who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people. I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you… to make each day count.

Cheers! ^_^ 

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