Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Green thumb! 7.13.14

Looks like I've got a new calling...so gardening it is! 

From this day going forward, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed to make these herbs last for a very loooong period (except for Cilantro and Parsley since they can't propagate through cutting)

So here goes my quest in finding the best priced culinary plants:

I was originally looking for Manila Seedling Bank Foundation Inc. located near the Dept. of Agriculture in Quezon city. But to my dismay, the establishment was demolished by the QC government on February this year (but but but good news! I just found out (just today) that they were relocated at QC Memorial circle)

Salcedo market was an option, but I found out that one pot of Basil plant costs P75-80 (that's equivalent to 2 pots of Basil if you're going to buy at Manila Seedling Bank!)

After exhausting the google search box, I came across some advertisements on olx.com (a.k.a sulit.com) and found several sellers online and thank good Lord heavens, I just clicked on the right ad! Haha

I bought these herbs from (should I say 'plant hobbyists'?? Haha) namely Rod and Mark. You may reach them through this email address: angler_rod@yahoo.com
Aaaand this address: 2069 Makiling St Cor Blumentritt St Sampaloc, Manila 
beside Maranatha Christian Academy (Ibarra-Makiling)

P.S. They're very very (with emphasis on the second 'very') generous when it comes to their offer and they're very accommodating (they're not open every Sunday, but they're doing business on a Sunday today, lucky me!) to my inquiries as well. Mark will actually tell you the basics in maintaining these kind of herbs on your garden.

But getting our way to Makiling St. was a great challenge haha! Good thing GPS came in handy as well as my big brother to drive you along the confusing streets of Manila (specifically Bluementritt area)

Hello (literally) big brothaaa, just in case you're reading this post, "thank you! Yiee" hahaha!

I'd die if I saw you
I'd die if I never see you there...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Wish wish wish ish sh

Almost everybody wants to have 'this' and 'that' when death comes their way.
Others wanted to be forgiven, wanted to see their long lost loved ones, and the long list goes on and on...

But then I realized that there is more than just getting the things (even though your lifeless body cannot benefit from it) that you wanted on your last day, on your last breath, on your last existence in the human race (I suppose the last one applies only to those who don't believe in reincarnation hehe)

And when that time comes, I would like it to be this way:

I wanted to give every functioning organ in my body, not because I wanted to be remembered but because I wanted them to remember that that could be the time that they should be able to help others as well. (ano daw? Ako ba to? Hahaha)

So what's your dying wish? :)