Based on the pictures below, I guess most of October was spent eating. Hence, the few kilos I gained back. Not a good sign given it’s only 2 months before the year ends. Oh well papel, what’s digested is digested.
Taft Avenue corner Pedro Gil on a rainy day. Rumor has it the most dangerous strain of Leptospirosis can be found in the flood waters of this area.
Goodies from Milkjoy, allegedly the milk supplier of Starbucks Coffee. Currently addicted to their Strawberry Yogurt, 130 pesos for 1 liter good for 14 days (it doesn’t even last half as long in my fridge).
Thing I wish was sold as abundantly and as cheap in Manila like in Batangas: Siomai. 10 pesos for 3 pieces and definitely not mass-produced in a factory. Didn’t know shrimp paste and lots of garlic would improve the taste. Ugh.
Place that inspires me to do everything just to set foot in Japan again: Little Tokyo, Makati. In fact, during our last visit there to try Okonomiyaki (pictured below), Dai and I ended up calling a placement agency and daydreaming about studying Nihonggo in Japan. Only for our bubble to burst after reality kicked in.
Thing I’d like to do more often: Isang bote with my sufer dufer friends aka SDF. Gah, can’t remember the last time we chilled on the 7th floor of Robinson’s Tower while sipping from a bottle and spilling almost everything out.
Things that bring back college memories: Spaghetti, Mango shake and Cheeseburger with scrambled egg from Giddy’s. Lunch, 15 or 30 minute breaks in between subjects, loitering after class, complaining about the odor sticking to our uniforms, complaining about the crowd, the food and all. Yet we always come back for more. hehe
Place which made me smile and Buffalo Wings which Dai and Kirk claim are better than flaming wings (I disagree): Sunrise Buckets. Also, a Menu where I’d like to try every item listed if only it’s more budget-friendly.
Something I know is not good for me yet I still want and consume (in massive quantities): Mang Larry’s in UP Diliman especially Goto and the drink-able vinegar. Thanks Dai for the treat! 500 pesos worth of grilled goodness for four people please.
Place I’d like to hang out on on a weekly basis if only it wasn’t too far and too expensive: Rue Bourbon. Big Ass glass of Caramel Beer and Roasted Hazelnut. The former has a nice aftertaste while the latter, by all other criteria, is better. I will surely be back (definitely on a weekday when the density of people is not that high).
The only thing I’m ordering at Jollibee for the past month: Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Burger. I dunno, I like this very much. It’s messy to eat thanks to the cheese sauce and the bacon doesn’t come off in one piece if you bite. Better call Jollibee Delivery.
Place I’d be a regular customer of if only it’s located within walking distance from where I live: Kanto Freestyle Breakfast. Because I’m too lazy to commute for 20 minutes just to have breakfast any time of the day. For someone who refused to eat champorado for 21 years, I was mindblown during my last visit — didn’t know it would be that good with tuyo and milk. Also, the amount of chocolate on their pancakes. And their Vigan Longganisa. Ugh. I. WANT. BREAKFAST.
A Holiday that will never be the same without Tito Del: All Saints and All Souls. I used to tag along when you buy flowers at midnight (that’s when the prices drop). This year, you’re the one we bought flowers for.