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27 July 2010

volume one: i have never...

i mentioned on my previous post that my friend, Karen and I are planning to make our month-long work break more memorable by doing things we've never done before. here's the first five things we are going to do:
    1. EAT TUNA SASHIMI. i have never eaten raw tuna. although i do eat salmon but i have always found the darker meat color of the tuna revolting. 
    2. LEARN TO COOK A FILIPINO DISH. i do know how to cook as long as there is a recipe so i know how to cook italian or thai food but i have never learned how to cook a filipino dish. filipino food is the way to a man's heart, is what they say.
    3. PEEL AN ORANGE. yes, peeling an orange is the most normal thing in the world and it's weird why i haven't done so. well, try being a 6-year old who ate a dozen oranges with your cousin and ended up getting sick because of it. i mean, really really sick that every time you smell an orange, you feel nauseous. 
    4. GO KARTING. the kartzone race track has been in cebu for quite some time but i never got around to tryng it. now is the time!
    5. EAT A BALUT. a balut is the infamous fertilized duck that is boiled and eaten in its shell. i have eaten balut before but only the young one, with the regular yolk and balut soup. the one i have yet to try is the 16-day old and above balut that already has formed duck embryo so you can see its bill, feet and some feathers. my sister aimee, believe it or not, loves this food and i am too chicken to eat it. haha! good luck!
day-end posts will be made right after we've undergone one adventure. we shall commence next week!

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Kara said...

AHH!! You have some pretty daring tasks ahead of you! Good luck, you are so brave! lol especially that last one...I could never even imagine! :)


HiFashion said...

hehe that peeling an orange thing is quite interesting!


Alex said...

Oh you're so brave. I feel queasy just reading about that last one!

Cherie said...

very interesting post gizelle! i do love tuna sashimi but in small doses hehe. Also, i love peeling oranges with a knife though I can relate feeling nauseous when smelling an orange.;)

Isabeau Jane said...

balut @ 18!! ehhehe

Jen Hsieh said...

i'm loving all these food related goals (well, minus the go karting - which i love!). haha good luck! and i love peeling oranges, as strange as that is :P

Anonymous said...

I love tuna sashimi! I had one with this garlic sauce once. I've never peeled an orange, either. I can't figure out how to do it with my fingers, which is really dumb.

Sweet said...

This is really a challenge Gizelle, I know how to cook a filipino dish, and peel an orange plus done karting too.

I just cannot eat the tuna sashimi plus the balut :D

I hate vinegar as well.


oh well this post is interesting and I might as well, do something like this in the near future. If I am totally ready!

Cannot wait for the outcome of this...

take care gorgeous
much love

Joanna Ladrido said...

what a great idea to open yourself to new experiences and go out of your comfort zone! i am so excited for you!


Abi said...

Oh my. This should definitely be an interesting month for you. Go karting is something I'd be interested in trying out too


OH MY GOLLY THIS IS FABULOUS. I'm strangely getting really excited through this post and it's a little weird but oh well and WOOOHOOO.

This is weird.

Anyways. This is such a good idea. I might steal it from you. GOOD LUCK AND BLOG LOTS GIRL!


Blicious said...

you've never had tuna!?!?!?! mmmm
it's so good!


Anonymous said...

Best of luck on the tasks ahead! ;)
i love balot!!!

Kookie B. said...

i've never eaten sushi or sashimi. the thought of eating raw meat makes me want to throw up. haha. haven't tried karting also...i should do it one of these days.


deanne said...

Good luck paypims! :D

Sharon Lei said...

Great things to try. YOU NEED TO TRY AHI (tuna) SASHIMI. It's soooo good. And so is Hamachi! mmmmm. My dad finally taught me how to cook Pinakbet, but it still isn't as great as his. And I remember eating a balut as a child, but not the one with the bird in it. I don't think I'll ever eat that one.

I hope you're doing great Gizelle!!!

xx Love & Aloha
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Audrey Allure said...

Good luck :) Going karting sounds so fun!

mel said...

you've never peeled an orange! wow. ive never herad of anyome who hasn, heh i loved reading these:)

vdcouture said...

nice post :)


Kelly said...

Great idea for the summer!! I love your list! Can't wait to see your photos!!

<3 Kelly

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