One of the reasons why I went on a month-long hiatus was to improve my health. Since the start of the year, I noticed how I was losing weight. I have always been petite, maintaining my weight between 40 and 41 but about two months ago, I hit my all-time low at 37 kilograms. It wouldn't have bothered me so much if I didn't get sick but I found myself with colds and flu way too often. I had myself checked, of course. Our physician cleared me of any infection after blood tests and an X-Ray, but he gave me a prescription for vitamins that might aide my appetite. I was also advised to get more sleep.
Although I'm not really a fan of the rainy season, it's definitely helping with my goal to get my old weight back (and maybe a bit more). I don't know if you feel this too, but I have a lot more gusto when it's not stifling hot. I took advantage of the cooler weather brought about by the rains. Here are some of the staple dishes in my kitchen now that it's raining almost everyday.
Classes were again suspended today, as a precaution taken by the school after reports of a super typhoon being in the Philippine Area of Responsibility. It hasn't rained yet where I am, but the skies are all gray with no sign of the sun. It won't be long until the rain starts to pour and I'm already preparing my ingredients to make my Tinolang Manok, another chicken-based soup that I love to cook on days like this.