Eating Something Cold This Very Hot Day

@salonga (28016)
Philippines
April 11, 2017 9:36am CST
My husband invited me to have halo-halo in a nearby restaurant. He is very fond of this Filipino dessert called "halo-halo". Although this is a cold dessert and very in demand during hot weather like what we are having today, I think this is not really refreshing but rather making me feel even more thirsty because it is sweet and milky. So after eating my halo-halo, I had to drink a lot of water. Our weather is so hot these days so I keep drinking water to get refreshed. How is your weather?
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@DianneN (78415)
• United States
11 Apr 17
We are having a sunny and warm day with no humidity to ruin it. I think the halo-halo looks delicious! I already had over two glasses of water and am about to have another soon. I drink lots of water whether it's hot or not. Hope you cool off soon.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
Yes truly delicious but sweet and fattening lol!
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@DianneN (78415)
• United States
11 Apr 17
@salonga It figures!
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
11 Apr 17
It is sunny and quite nice for this time of year. I don't think I could deal with the heat that you are having there. It would be miserable. You are doing right by drinking lots of water to stay refreshed. You dessert looks good.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
I think you can't really deal with it. Just imagine 46 degrees! I don't want to get out of the air-conditioned room anymore.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
11 Apr 17
@salonga I can not even imagine...when it is mid 30s here that is hot enough for me.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
@Happy2BeMe I understand. It would be very hard for those who has been used to cold weather.
@louievill (18668)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
I crave for cold things when it is hot like halo-halo and ice cream but the sugar in them would make us thirstier so it had been my practice since I was young to drink twice an equal amount of fresh clean water to neutralize and flush the bad elements, halo-halo to be fair has lots of healthy energy packed ingredients.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
Yes exactly. Halo-halo is almost every Filipino's favorite these days.
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@louievill (18668)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
@salonga yes and most bad elements on food could be neutralized by water
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@louievill (18668)
• Philippines
15 Apr 17
@salonga you can buy it almost everywhere right now
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@BelleStarr (38289)
• United States
11 Apr 17
We are supposed to get into the low 80s (26s) today so pretty warm for this time of year.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
We have 46 degrees, the hottest so far.
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@BelleStarr (38289)
• United States
11 Apr 17
@salonga Wow that is really hot.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
Yes dear. @BelleStarr
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Apr 17
@salonga that looks yummy! Here we finally have Autumn. It's 25 degrees Celsius today but will be 8 degrees Celsius tonight, so a strange swing in temps.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
20 Apr 17
IT is yummy dear! And so it's Autumn in your place with strange swing in temperature. Our hottest so far has been 46 degrees, imagine that. But there was rain last night and the it helped to lower the temperature somehow. I think you were once talking of how hot it was in your place so you know for sure how uncomfortable it is in our place right now.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Apr 17
@salonga , oh yowzah! I could never handle 46 degrees Celsius! I hope the rain made it considerably cooler by you!
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
21 Apr 17
@bluesa the hottest now is down to 42 degrees...still hot.
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@antonbunot (9514)
• Calgary, Alberta
14 Apr 17
@salonga I could never forget the months of March and April while we were still in the Philippines (That's 25 years ago) after a bout of tennis during hot days we used to take off our shirts and squeezed them to get rid of sweats . . Here in Canada I just perspire a bit playing tennis during summer. During spring, fall, and winter . . . I don't perspire at all . . . This must be the reason why my hairline is receding. . .
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
14 Apr 17
lol, I don't think that is the reason for your receding hairline because many of my friends here also suffer the same problem when they do perspire a lot!. So you've not visited our country for 25 years already? You surely will not be comfortable anymore with the weather here.
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• Calgary, Alberta
14 Apr 17
@salonga Sadly no . . Coz I am not ready to kick the bucket yet. I was involved a bit in politics in our province at a young age . . . I am scared that if I come back for a visit, while I get off the plane walking and smiling on arrival . . I may be lying down peacefully in a coffin with cotton stuck in my nose being lifted in the plane . . . . Just kidding . . I may be coming home next year for a much needed visit.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
14 Apr 17
@antonbunot lol! I don't even want to imagine that scene happening to you or any Balikbayan. Anyway, your soon to be visit, hopefully will be a wonderful one.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
That's one of my favorite desserts. It cools down the body temp, I agree that it makes one thirsty as it is sweet. Stay indoors and keep hydrated. We're on to more warm weather. Which restaurant is this?
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
Yes somehow it has cooling effect and the tastiness is truly delightful. It is halo-halo of Cafe Mezzanine.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
13 Apr 17
@salonga I like the one of Razon's. Simple yet delicious.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
13 Apr 17
@Beatburn Yes, Razon's is the best indeed. I think the secret is they are using coconut milk to make it tastier.
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@1creekgirl (10343)
• United States
11 Apr 17
I have no clue what a hapo halo is, but it looks divine. What's in it?
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
It is made of shaved ice made creamy by evaporated milk and sweetened by the mixture of sweet coconut strips, sweetened kidney beans, leche flan, purple yam, topiaca, sweetened banana and sweet potato, topped up with toasted immature grains of glutinous rice and a scoop of ice cream.
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@1creekgirl (10343)
• United States
12 Apr 17
@salonga Whoa. No offence, but that is the strangest dessert I've ever heard of!
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
13 Apr 17
@1creekgirl hahaha, but if you taste it you will surely enjoy it.
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@1hopefulman (28529)
• Canada
14 Apr 17
If we could have some of your heat and we could give you some of our cold, we would both be happy.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
18 Apr 17
lol, I wish we could do that.
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@1hopefulman (28529)
• Canada
18 Apr 17
@salonga Is it still very hot there?
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
20 Apr 17
@1hopefulman Last night it rained for few minutes and the other day it did rain harder too for a couple of minutes and so the sudden rain really helps.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Apr 17
Two days ago it was very hot here. But since yesterday, the temperature dropped a lot and it seems we were back to the early of winter within a day
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
Oh really! How I wish that sudden change of weather will also happen here.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Apr 17
@salonga Last time when the weather changed suddenly, I wore less outside and this is why I caught a cold and felt suffering for a week. It is crazy that it was summer yesterday but winter today
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
13 Apr 17
@youless Crazy weather indeed!
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@just4him (117172)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr 17
That looks interesting. The weather here is starting to warm up, but sill cold on some days.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
I pray this hot weather won't be too long.
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@just4him (117172)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Apr 17
@salonga I hope so too, though our warm weather is just getting started.
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@just4him (117172)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Apr 17
@Lupita234 We don't have that here. I would need to look up a recipe for it to find out how to make it.
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@responsiveme (16247)
• India
24 Apr 17
What is the blue thing in the dessert...looks very delicious. The weather here is alternating between rain and hot sun
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
24 Apr 17
The round dark blue/purple one is purple yam while the lighter purple/blue is ice cream.
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• India
24 Apr 17
@salonga looks good.
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• Bangalore, India
18 Apr 17
Its really hot nothing else does far more better than water does these days
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
18 Apr 17
Water is the best refreshing drink indeed.
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• Bangalore, India
18 Apr 17
@salonga with lots of health benefits
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
18 Apr 17
I eat a lot of halo halo when I am over there .. that's my favourite ..
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
18 Apr 17
It is quite addictive but the problem is it not good for the waistline.
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
21 Apr 17
@salonga Yes very addictive! I put an inch on my waistline when we were over there.. We ate halo halo twice a week at out favourite restaurant .. I lost an inch now but trying to lose more..
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
like yours, ours is hot here as well, practically because we live in the same country my friend. but tonight, it is just warm with some humidity as well.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
13 Apr 17
I noticed the night was cooler last night and hope this night will be the same.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
22 Apr 17
@salonga now, i sleep with the electric fan rotating. i usually switch off the fan in early morning, but nowadays (or nowanights? ), the fan works until i get up of bed in the morning.
@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
Two words - Philippine summer! Is that 'halo-halo' from Max's? I think I'll get the ice cream taho later from that ice cream shop that I pass by when going home.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
No not from Max's but rather from Cafe Mezzanine. I have not tried ice cream taho. I think I must try it too.
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@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
13 Apr 17
@salonga you should.
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@LadyDuck (157635)
• Switzerland
11 Apr 17
Sweet desserts (even frozen) are not enough to feel you refreshed. I drink a lot of water in summer and I like cold watermelon, this is refreshing.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
You are right. Watermelon is perfect for hot weather. I'm glad watermelon is in season so we don't run out of supply and at cheaper price too.
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@LadyDuck (157635)
• Switzerland
12 Apr 17
@salonga Watermelon is very cheap and it's my favorite summer fruit.
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@kevinakash (1947)
• Sri Lanka
24 Apr 17
we are also having a hot climate. difficult bear actually
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
24 Apr 17
Oh, sorry, I hope you are coping anyways.
@RubyHawk (25355)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Apr 17
It's cloudy here probably rain coming in. Your dessert looks delicious.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
21 Apr 17
We had a brief rain a while ago but not enough to cool down the temperature.
@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
18 Apr 17
I have a sweet tooth, but your concoction looks too sickly for me.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
20 Apr 17
Hahaha, it is sweet, creamy and cold... so if you don't want that mixture better not try
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