Catholicism, Priesthood
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For the love of food

Seems I’m the only pinoy priest in the Diocese who hasn’t got the hang of this intricate time-consuming art of cooking. If it defines a person, my identity would probably be the ultimate free loader. Fr. Miguel has mastered Sinigang; Spaghetti for Fr. Ricky and his great dishwashing skills, Fr. Lawrence’s breakfast specials (sunny side-up and down and sometimes, very well done), Beto (the seminarian) brags about his laing and takes request and makes himself readily available on his day off driving over to Coolidge which I initally think is neat but never realized so far; Fr. Ariel, not yet but said he can; Fr Joemarie, everything (from chicken curry to kaldereta to whatever kind of appetizer for as long as there’s SMB on the side) and myself, the consumer.

Filipinos throw parties like there is no tomorrow. It’s lavish and such gatherings are almost like a chinese buffet that is, stuff yourself and don’t reserve space, eat all you can, sit near the big table, no conversation for the first five minutes (silence means everything), grab the ziplock once everybody’s done and thank the host for the doggy bag (para sa isang linggong microwave). For my part, it’s kind of embarrassing that although I start with a fork and knife as is usually the case, I end up using my hands (for the shrimp and lobster and so much more) for the rest of the meal. Ang supog kayang ti-uson, ang gutom dai. Had enough and about time putting the apron on.

Here’s on for you: bistek lang ang kaya ko…for your eyes only, pictures don’t lie..guess…did well…

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A Filipino Catholic Priest, born and raised in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines, ordained for the Diocese of Tucson, AZ, eleven years in ministry and counting, Pastor of St. Christopher Catholic Parish, Marana, AZ.

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  1. Pingback: Thursday Pinoy Tidbits: Sinigang « My Tropical Home

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