Only real leather and suede can be dyed. Patent leather can’t be saved unless you like the look of dyed matte fabric. I picked out the cracked patent (like Lechon skin ha-ha) to see what was underneath and this dull, thin canvass-like material was it. I imagined it dyed in a darker color and decided yuck! Goodbye, shoe : (
It's not an "investment" kind of shoe but it was my concession to a "work" shoe.
I packed my lotion, bath gels, body butter, skin creams and fragrances in a basket and trundled them all downstairs where the room temp is more or less cooler (think wine cellar). I noticed that lotions and creams turn liquidy in the heat. I worry that the chemistry and potency would alter so. That’s the geek in me imagining all sorts of mutation hehe, considering that the stuff would have alcohol that could dissipate or goats milk that could turn, glutathione into green muck, eye of newt, wing of bat...you know. You might have air-conditioning but when you turn it off and the heat builds, the solid to liquid to whatever process sets in or deactivates whatever. Admit it, it’s a thought! Nowadays, everything is a health hazard, seems to me, even yelo (though us Pinoys are of hardier stomach I guess). Oxidation, coagulation, toxicity and virulence – all those scary, big words spewing out of the mouths of newscasters.
I made ice cream with half a pack of ice scramble powder mom bought at the market with some milk and crushed ice in a blender. You pulse blend until the consistency is thick and heavy. Make sure you don’t allow the ice to melt completely and then you keep the lot in the freezer. The ice cream is more like popsicles in consistency and melts easy, watery. Maybe if I put some chilled premium cream in it, it would be ice creamier. Should I have used the ice cream maker? I was too lazy to unbox the machine and then do clean up.
Lazy isn’t the word, more like lethargic.
Gulaman (agar agar) is boiled from bar to liquid form, cooled to gel and then cut in strips or squares. Sago pearls you just boil until softened. You can buy ready to use as well, soaked in water at the market. You need to drain and wash before using.
Sago absorbs more of the arnibal or syrup.
Btw, any permutation of sago and gulaman, with fruit or fruit juice is called” sa malamig”, from the word “lamig” which means cold. You can find huge jars of the stuff anywhere in the Philippines.
Mom bought yellow sweet potatoes, rarely seen and subtly sweet. I don’t know how to describe it except the texture is finer than that of the red ones; and sweet melons, which I diced and blender-ed with ice and sugar syrup.
Reluctantly, I added milk. Mom prefers the milky blend. I like the pure taste of melon, in strips you make with a melon stripper - hehehe don't know what to call it.
See the yellow hat? It's the frozen melon concoction already melting soon as I took it out. Sunny yellow is a lot better than the shimmer of white heat.
I'll do anything to cool down! I found this site with plenty of ideas!
Any site on the net is there to give you ideas or help you out. It doesn't always mean you get it right (or the site masters and writers) all the time. Just have fun making things, people! Thanks again for stopping by : )