Thursday, August 26, 2010
STARBUCKS' Brand New SOY Frappuccino
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
DARKEST DAY, BLACKEST NIGHT
WTF Hostage Taking sa Quirino Grandstand?
A disgraced cop holds a bus full of tourists from Hong Kong;
they were on their way to the Manila Ocean Park : (
Monday at 12:32pm
"BIG MISTAKE TO CORRECT A BIG WRONG DECISION"
- homemade sign the policeman/hostage taker posted
on the bus window that's vexing and flummoxing
the media and the hostage negotiators
Monday at 2:12pm
almost 7 hours and counting
in front of the Quirino Grandstand
Monday at 4:22pm
like the Manila City Hall Hostage Crisis
quite a few of our policemen seem to think
that they are cops in L.A. CONFIDENTIAL:
1953 Los Angeles = 2010 MetroManila
"off the record, on the QT and very hush-hush..."
Monday at 5:09pm
this Hostage Situation is now crazier than any TELENOVELA
Monday at 7:08pm
Pati Pulis takot sa Kapwa Pulis
na baka ma-salvage sila a la Ivan Padilla and Bathroom Boy
Monday at 7:19pm
Monday at 7:23pm
POLICE gaddem there's at TV in the bus
that can get ABS-CBN and other channels ANO BA?!?!?
Monday at 7:25pm
TOTAL BOTCHED JOB F*CK. DEPRESSING.
it's obvious that the hostage taker was monitoring TV
& just totally lost it after he saw his brother arrested.
Monday at 7:45pm
I can't bear to look at my TV now : (
Monday at 7:54pm
MENDOZA is still alive and is still shooting.
Monday at 8:21pm
UZISERO hit by stray bullet.
Monday at 8:29pm
praying for a MIRACLE
that more hostages are still alive.
Monday at 8:52pm
sa galak, dahil may mga hostage na nabuhay,
sa poot, dahil sa mga 'di kailangan namatay.
Monday at 9:11pm
PRESIDENT AQUINO, MAYOR LIM:
the city, the nation feel very very battered right now.
Both of you should say something, anything, on TV, Radio.
Monday at 9:58pm
TOTAL TRAVEL BAN declared by HONG KONG
Monday at 10:29pm
P-NOY, ano na?
It's a quarter to midnight.
Monday at 11:46pm
KUDOS to the Fil-Chi Volunteer Firefighters
for taking care of the surviving hostages
by acting as their interpreters : )
Monday at 11:47pm
The One Good Thing about this presscon?
PNoy addressed, and was quite testy,
about Sensationalistic Media Overkill.
Tuesday at 12:37am
I wanted PNOY in a Barong Tagalog,
strong, alone behind his desk, Presidential Seal behind him,
and I wanted him looking and sounding extremely pissed,
and then I wanted to hear soothing noises.
Did Not Happen : (
Tuesday at 12:57am
Let's just permanently "assign" Rep. Ronald Singson
to Hong Kong as reparation for this hostage fiasco.
Tuesday at 1:13am
Wednesday at 11:31am
Monday, August 23, 2010
The Steak and Frites, and absolutely nothing but the STEAK & FRITES!
translates to a premium cut of beef,
most often, a fine sirloin steak.
The potatoes, perfectly crisp and golden,
(cooked in peanut oil to avoid trans fats?)
and topping everything off:
HERB BUTTER SAUCE,
from the chef's secret recipe,
is slathered over the sliced sirloin,
(I recommend medium rare or medium)
and the perfectly cut shoestring french fries.
(the frites are all-you-can-eat at L'Entrecôte!)
Chef-at-Large of Les Halles,
always talks about the tens of thousands
of steak frites served at that world-famous Brasserie,
and I've always wanted to dine there;
L'Entrecôte just might be the closest thing to that
Manhattan experience that we can find in MetroManila.
1. steak frites with salad
2. steak frites with salad, dessert, and a glass of wine
3. steak frites without steak (the vegetarian option. gasp!)
Elegant tea candles
and a gleaming steel rack
serve as the heating element
that keeps the steak sizzling hot.
I love their music that completes that Parisian ambience.
The songs sound exactly like the sunny French tunes
that are on the soundtrack of my favorite show,
and if you have an extra 50K or so,
you can buy any of the paintings on the wall!!!
Bellagio 2, Forbes Town Center,
Burgos Circle at the Global City
Oh, and may I just say
how much I love the "French Maid"
uniforms of the very polite serving staff?
Ooh la la!!!
L'Entrecôte is on the same compound as McDo and UCC;
go deeper towards Burgos Circle, you'll find it on the left side.
Friday, August 20, 2010
GARLIC PARMESAN WINGS Saved My Life!
I sort of lost my way inside BF HOMES
in Las Piñas and Parañaque this afternoon.
I hardly ever go to that part or MetroManila,
and I was amazed to see an SM Las Piñas up already.
I thought I'd lost my bearings and ended up in SM South Mall!
I was confused as I entered the labyrinth that is
Tropical Avenue, El Grande, and Concha Cruz:
I was already dizzy from today's searing sunshine, and
my extreme hunger after the long journey from Manila;
it really felt like being a diaspora in the vast Villar Desert.
Thankfully, I found sanctuary before I starved to death.
BUFFALO'S WINGS N' THINGS
BF Homes Parañaque
THE SIX MILLION PESO(bail) (congress)MAN!!!
Rep. Ronald Singson:
"Wala akong binypass na x-ray sa NAIA.
Dumaan ako sa regular lane kung saan dumadaan lahat."
Gov. Chavit Singson:
"Iimbestigahan namin kung ano ba talaga ang nangyari.
We suspect a set-up, kundi politics, negosyo."
Rep. Ronald Singson:
"6 grams lang naman yung COCAINE, hindi 21 grams!!!"
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
you never forget Your First... CRISPY PATA!!!
Monday, August 16, 2010
My Top Two Emerging INFLUENTIAL BLOGS
there's a referendum being held over at the:
Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2010
but honestly, upon browsing the candidates,
I can understand the "emerging" part, but really,
I can't appreciate how most of the nominated blogs
can be considered "influential", since most are more
of just the same old same old been there done that variety.
by far, is the most staggering work of heartbreaking genius
to emerge over the past year or so, but two more
quirky blogs absolutely deserve to be among
the top new blogs; not only are these
very well-written, both are full
of wit and useful tips & trivia
1. RICKY REMEMBERS
"Just like the Internet, Ricky always remembers..."
Ricky remembers how that circular cardboard cover on the Magnolia Chocolait bottle would sometimes fall in and how households would recycle the bottles as water containers afterwards.
2. THE AMATS PROJECT (TAP)
"The Amats Project is an effort to go around the Philippines in search of the best (and worst) places to get drunk. There isn’t a beerhouse too shady, club too exclusive or music too loud to keep us from finding the perfect location. More than just the alcohol, the food, the crowd and the music, TAP is about the experience."
The Russian Roman:
Mix 1 part Vodka with 2 parts of Bacchus, add ice and you’re all set. For those who haven’t tried something like this, be cautioned that it is not for the weak-hearted. A mix like this can leave you both extremely drunk and insanely energetic, which, if not in a safe place, can cause a bit of trouble.
Dude... este, MR. PRESIDENT, Pakasalan Mo Na SHA!!!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I Thought I Knew FRIED CHICKEN. I Was Wrong.
challenged me by boldly stating that I'd
have chicken unlike anything I'd ever
tried or tasted before...
and he was right: this is
Fried Chicken, the Final Frontier!
but somehow, it's got less fat,
and not only that,
it's the CRISPIEST chicken
you'll ever enjoy!
ZERO grams Trans Fat:
but like magic,
the skin's almost like that
of a Peking Duck or a Crunchy Lechon!
KOREAN-style fried chicken:
wings and drumsticks, with just
the right amount of glaze:
sweet or spicy!
Perfect with Soju.
Or San Miguel.
592-a N.S. Amoranto St. (Retiro)
corner Banawe St. Quezon City
Opening Soon somewhere near UST,