I developed a tangle using the Arabic symbol for six. Some of the Zentangle community that takes part of the Weekly Diva Challenge kept calling it a “raincoat”.
I enjoy the feedback I’m getting and decided to share the instructions for making Raincoat 6.
Laura Harm’s latest challenge is up at her website.
This week’s Zentangle challenge is to find inspiration from Earth Day.
My steamed crab recipe is up at ManilaSpeak.com. This is a family favorite. Though it was a learned like for me, as I didn’t have the patience when I was much younger to peel the crabs myself. I didn’t like having the crabs peeled for me as I felt there was something missing when you have it peeled for you. I feel bad for those who have crustacean allergies. I once explained to my friend Pinay, who has severe crustacean allergies, that crabs and other crustaceans taste like a sunny windy morning at the beach. The breeze wafting through the air, that’s the taste of crabs.
The best fresh mud crabs I’ve ever eaten was in Roxas City, Capiz, the Seafood Capital of the Philippines. Roxas is found at the head of Pan-ay River. The meeting point of the sea and river, known as an estuary, creates brackish water. Fresh water fish and crustaceans grown here adapt to the water and are “pre-salted”. The salt absorbed into their bodies add a decidedly delicious component to their flesh.
Rixty is not my favorite tangle. I tend to draw right triangles instead of equilateral ones. After a couple of false starts over the course of the week, I finally got into the right frame of mind to tackle this week’s challenge by Laura Harms.
Making Easter Eggs is a great family activity to do to lead up to the celebration of Easter. Many Easter Egg hunts now use plastic eggs instead of real eggs. This is because unfound eggs spoil and give off funky sulfuric smells before they’re found.
Laura Harms’ challenge for the week is to use your initials as a string to make a tangle.
My initials are 5 letters, so it was a bit complicated to use them as a string. It turned out better than I expected.
We started our trip to Taal Crater Lake at the Taal Lake Yacht Club (TLYC) in Barrio Sta. Maria, Talisay, Batangas. They offer Taal Volcano tours that, at first glance, seem more expensive than your ordinary boat operator. If you’re on a budget, still consider what they offer, because what they offer is value for money.