Monday, April 6, 2009

RAINBOWS, a matweaving creation by Haja Amina Appi of Ungos Matata, Tandubas, Tawi-Tawi. Amina is recognized as the master mat weaver among the Sama Indigenous community of Ungos Matata. Her colorful mats with their complex geometric patterns, exhibit her precise sense of design, proportion, symmetery and sensitivity to color.
Her unique and multi colored mats are protected by a plain white outer mat that serves as the mat backing. Her functional artistic creation takes three months to make. Amina was recognized as a Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (GAMABA) awardee in 2005. An award equivalent to the National Artists Award bestowed only for indigenous peoples of the Philippines.
The exact and original copy of this mat is being exhibited at SaBALAI Bistro. Visit us in Koronadal City.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Yummmy Lasagna. . . Made from semolina or durum wheat pasta of either lasagna, spaghetti, fettucine, macaroni, penne just to name a few depending on what is available as posted on the menu board. Baked or sauteed with specially made sauces with beef or chicken, parmesan and cheddar cheese, cream or just toasted into plain olive oil. Sprinkled or loaded with spinach or herbs and spices. Either of the choice of Sabalai Pasta is served al dente with toasted bread on the side.
A prime bone in cut of beef, pan grilled and dredged in compounded butter and soy sauce. Glazed with mushroom gravy and served with rice, vegetables or fries on the side with a bowl of soup.

Our Spanish rustic wine with a good depth of color is a logical choice with this combination meal. These steak dinner can either be ordered as T-Bone, Porterhouse, Rib Eye or Tenderloin.

Only at Sabalai Bistro, our beer are served frozen. Come 2-5pm and you get the buy 3 take 1 Free.


I saw this notes in my PC, it really moved me and so I have decided to share it with you and added some couple of lines along with it. All CAPS are mine, you may copy and paste it in your file, omit my answers and reflect on it. . . .Enjoy the reverie . . . .

There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real! THAT’S GONNA BE MY MOM FOR SURE. . .

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.. .MAYBE MY FRIEND BAYA, WHO UNDERSTAND MY STRUGGLES, SHARED SOME COUPLE OF LAUGHS AND TEARS.

Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back! Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.. . .MAYBE MY EX. . . ROD. . . WHEN I WAS IN FRISCO, I ALSO HAD A GREAT TIME DATING FRED . . .BUT WE NEVER MADE IT IN THE END.

It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives. MAYBE MY TRAVEL. I USED TO SAY THAT I WAS SICK AND TIRED OF IT. NOW, AM MISSING IT TERRIBLY.

Don't go for looks; they can deceive. Don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile. I DON’T KNOW, THAT PERSON HASN’T ARRIVED YET. MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME OUT. LOL

When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but oftentimes we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us. WHEN WE LOST A LOT OF OUR PROPERTIES, I BECAME A COMMISSIONER. I WONDER IF IT TAKES SOMETHING LIKE THIS. WHEN MY MOM DIED, I BECAME A RESTAURATEUR. . .ONE THING I AM CERTAIN NOW, I WANNA BE RICH. BUT IF IT TAKES ANOTHER LOSS, FORGET IT. AM OK WITH WHAT I AM AND WHAT I HAVE NOW.

Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; bewhat you want to be, because you have only one life and onechance to do all the things you want to do.I ALREADY TRAVELED SO MUCH. . . . I’VE ALWAYS BEEN DREAMING BUT AS I’VE SAID. I AM HERE TO STAY AND WILL MAKE MY BILLIONS UNTIL I DIE. BUT THERES A CATCH ON THAT. I DON’T WANT A DEPRESSING LIFESTYLE.

Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too.I ALWAYS DO THAT.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best ofeverything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. I LIKE THIS. IT MAKES ME FEEL HUMAN AND REAL.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around youwas smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying. I KNOW, I KNOW. I HAVE SO MANY FRIENDS BUT ONLY FEW ARE REAL. IN FACT, I CAN ONLY COUNT WHO AMONGST THEM HAVE REMAINED NOW. . . .BUT THAT’S JUST BUT LIFE. WHO SAYS LIFE IS FAIR.

Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives. CORRECT. IN HARDSHIP, GREAT SKILLS ARE BORN. DEPENDING ON THE DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY, BUT THE HARDER THE BETTER. COME TO THINK OF IT, I SURVIVED DEATHS OF LOVE ONES, BANKRUPTCY, UNEMPLOYMENT, LOSSES. OH MAAAAN. WHAT IS THERE LEFT THAT I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED. I AM READY FOR ANYTHING. DON’T MESS WITH ME!

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches. TRUE, AM JUST WORKING OUT THIS FEELING FOR NOW WITH THAT OLD NEIGHBOUR WITCH-SUCKERS AT MORROW STREET. YOU’LL HAVE YOUR DAY!!

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy. ENOUGH, ENOUGH! ENOUGH OF THIS FUCKING TRIALS. I SAID ENOUGH.