Call me Gloria. I was born and raised in the Philippines and now resides in Europe. This is the story of my life,
, my memories of the days gone by but which I luckily preserved in pictures and the glorious food I have eaten and learned to cook
during my travels around the 19 countries I visited since 2002 and my life in the 2 continents, Asia and Europe where I was very fortunate to live
My gratitude to a special person who made me see the world I never thought I will see
Stadthuis, City Hall, Town Hall, Rathaus , the place with many names in English, Dutch and German. Here is Town/City Hall of Kortrijk in West Flanders in Belgium
City Hall was built in the Transitional Style of the Late
Gothic-Renaissance which facade is decorated with the statues that
represent the Counts of Flanders.
a pity that I was not able to go around the interior of the this
beautiful building as I was only passing by when I saw it. I was
heading to another important part of my trip... a visit to an Asian
Shop called Trung Son located somewhere in the city where I get to
buy Asian food once in a while
The Statues of the Counts of Flanders guarding the facade of the City Hall
Maybe funny, but when I visited the Philippines last 2016, I found lots of Langka (Jackfruit) sold in the markets and in one corner of Sampalok Lake which I saw when I was brisk walking.
I brought some packs of Geliertzucker from Bremen where I reside at the moment. These Geliertzucker are specially prepared sugar for making jams/marmaladed from the fruits harvested during the spring and summer season.
In Germany, I make Kirschmarmelade (Cherry Marmalade), Johannisbeerenmarmelade and Quittemarmelade from the fruits which we harvested from our trees around the yard, so when I saw and smelled ready to eat Langka fruit , I thought I must preserve some of these fruits until I return to Germany and enjoy it with our native bread called Pandesal with nice brewed coffee during breaksfast
Here are the result of my experiment in pictures below:
Langka (Jackfruit) from the Philippines and Geliertzucker from Germany, another untion of 2 cultures
Testing the consistency if it is hard enough to spead over bread
To invert the glass after the hot marmalade is placed in the glasses until they get cold. This was the method Ive learned from the German housewives who taught me how to make marmalades/jams
Oh so tasty, scraped the remaining syrup from the pot
Mattupetty Dam is one of a beautiful places of interest that is located about 13 km from Munnar Town. Mattupetty is situated at a height of 1700 meter above sea level, Mattupetty is known for its storage masonry dam and the beautiful lake, which offers pleasurable boat rides and nice view especially from afar. Munnar is one of the most beautiful and popular hill stations in the Southern State of India, Kerala and the site of vast tea plantations/estates in the South of India.
Mattupetty is located approximately 13 kilometers away from Munnar and the Mattupetty hill town lies at a height of 1,700 meters, the main attractions of which are the Mattupetty Dam and Mattupetty Lake which plays an important role in water conservation and power generation.
The view below , while I was at the middle of the Masonry Dam which look like a bridge or a bridge where trucks and other vehicles and pedestrians can pass through