Monthly Archives: July 2012

An Upgrade of System

There’s an intermittent connection all over the Metro lately. Although I stop updating for a while because of my condition, I still am affected because my two daughters are connected with  WIFI  when they do  a  research study  and  search topics  for their school assignments. It  usually takes them a few hours before they get done. The service provider needs to upgrade not only the connection but also the business phone systems
as it sometimes gets busted and I poorly  hear  the party at the other end.

My service provider just called up and offered an upgrade of our connection. The customer service offers free  router and faster connection.  Faster connection comes along an additional $8/month. This extra charge  will be added on top of my regular monthly bill.  The router is free but I think that the additional charge is not worth considering that I have to pay it  in my entire subscription period. I already have an existing router and I can work with my present connection  albeit  slow,  so I declined the offer!

Alfredo Pasta Sauce

Three pasta posts  in a row. I guess pasta is the easiest recipe for us and now becomes a  trend to our cravings.   My daughters love pasta and wouldn’t? Only vegetarians would say no to pasta.

For recipe today, I’ll be sharing Alfredo Pasta which I think is the simplest using chicken meat. Preparation will take only 5 to 10  minutes.



2 cups cream

1/4 cup butter

Parmesan cheese

salt and pepper


Garlic (optional)

Bring the pasta to boil. It usually takes 11 to 14 minutes.  Drain. Set aside.

Heat a saucepan and put a little water before melting the butter to avoid the butter to stick to the pan. Saute garlic in a butter.  Put the chicken meat.  Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add garlic and cheese. Stir. Served with parsley and top with cheese.

It’s not always pasta every week. It’s just that we crave for it these days. Easy to crave just as easy to prepare.

Alfredo sauce recipes were known as “al burro” or “with butter” in Rome.
Butter and Parmesan cheese are blended with rich cream.

A Comedy Drama Movie

Today is a lazy day for all of us due to suspension of  classes in some cities in metro areas.  There is no storm but the southwest monsoon was intensified that brought heavy rains  and that also gave us a reason  to stay indoor and  watch movies that we’ve been longing to see for a long time now.  So, today is a movie time day. Among the films lined up to watch are romantic, comedy and drama. We are now lazy lying in the couch with popcorn ready to pop in a microwave. Good thing before even the storm came, we already have replenished supplies and have lots of goodies and easy to bite food.

I love the old  comedy drama Garden State  in  2004.  It is a comedy drama  starring Zach Braff with Natalie Portman.   It was taken in  New Jersey  as the primary location. I found the  scene  romantic  that was taken like it was in a  huge  electric fireplace  Andrew  (Braff)  looks  very  uncomfortable  in that scene.  I wonder about  the next  part but it just gave me a different feeling.  Most movies with this setting  really add  a  little spice, I mean another kind of mood and you definitely will  feel like you’re into the actual situation.