November 18, 2012

Food Porn | Blue Toque


Blue Toque's cookies and brownies are definitely tasty, but I feel that they are a bit overpriced. Overall, I won't buy it on my own because I'll feel cheated. -I guess I'm not Blue Toque's target audience, HAHAHA.

Blue Toque delivers via City Delivery. Just dial 87878.

Food porn | Blackbeard's seafood Island

Dapitan's Pride boodle
My family is not fond of trying out new restaurants or whatever unless it is always recommended by their friends. Thus, I have sworn to myself that I'll treat them to something new every payday. And for last month's, I decided to let them try a boodle from Blackbeard's Seafood Island.

First, there was a generous amount of serving for each type of food. The smaller boodle can be for 3-5 people depending on each person's capacity to take in food. Second, the liempo, squid, crab, and tilapia all tasted great. The shrimp is also undeniable fresh (according to mama). We all liked it. However, we all felt that the san mig clams tasted bland, while the laing lacked coconut milk and other spices.

Overall, the food was okay, just okay. I'll try this restaurant again, but not this dish.

Blackbeard's Seafood Island delivers via City Delivery. Just dial 87878.

Food Porn | Cucina

Seafood ala pobre, seafood paella, calamares
I like it (the food) here. It doesn't feel stuffy like most fast food does. I don't remember the exact prices but I'm quite sure it's cheap- around 100php. It would be satisfactory for a usual and affordable lunch out- well at least if you're near Food Choices, Glorietta, Makati.   

Overall, I liked the food and would definitely try it again next time.

P.S. Cucina offers a mix of Spanish-Fiilipino cuisine. 

Food porn | Hungree Burgers

Hindi para sa tunay na lalaki o para sa tunay na babae, para lang talaga sa gutom
The price of Hungree burgers ranges from 50php to 175php. Likewise, nobody should expect its taste to be groundbreaking. At the most, it tastes like yum burger of Jollibee, and it's big - suitable for the hungry. My advice is that you only try this when you're really hungry - because everything tastes great for the hungry. 

Overall, the food is okay to mediocre. I'll eat it if it's served, but I won't buy it on my own whims. I'd choose McDo's cheeseburger anytime.

P.S.
I'll be posting about food very now and then, because my work implicitly demands that I get familiar with different quick service restaurants, fine dining restaurants, (food) home-based businesses, etc.

Hungree Burgers delivers via City Delivery. Just dial 87878.

Solitary retreat to Mt Pinatubo


Because at that moment, I felt invincible,
And happy. 
And so, I will do it again,
And again,
And again.

The darkness of my shadow seem to fit the whiteness of lahar

The past 2 months of being a full time earner have made me question my integrity as a daughter, as a sister, as a friend, and as a person. I felt that days were wasted into tasks that doesn't count in my aspirations. Lately, I always catch myself planning things that doesn't involve anyone - not my family, nor my friends, nor the society;  I always catch myself thinking of retreating from everyone and everything.

Lately, I always catch myself thinking of nothing but myself.

And it's scaring me- that I've got all these wonderful people around me, and yet I am always more inclined to leave them at shore; sail my own boat. Sometimes it worries me that they won't let me rest in their shores anymore, or that they see me as an ungrateful, selfish person who leaves and goes back without notice. It worries me, but right now, I'm just thankful that the opposite always happens. They always welcome me, listen to my stories, and laugh with me. 

For that alone, I have the courage to leave, and feel secure that I have my sanctuaries to go back to - no matter what.

Okay, I'm sorry. I didn't notice that my tone has been draggy for the past few paragraphs. Anyway, I just felt the need to leave Manila on my own, since If I can't live on my own yet, then I will leave on my own! Forgive the pun, hihi. (because sometimes you can only run away, and go back when you're ready.)

Thus, last November 11, I joined a tour to Mt. Pinatubo via Travel and Save Tours. At first, I was scared because I felt ridiculous traveling on my own, but whatever, I do more ridiculous stuff than this so WTH. Nonetheless, I was very lucky to be grouped with such nice people: