Monthly archive August, 2009
Choi Coma

Choi Coma

Chinese food always has a certain appeal to it. From haute chinois locations to fastfood moo shoo, everyone craves for Chinese at one time or another. Be it dim sum or peking duck or salted fish fried rice, Chinese food is almost always tasty. The plethora of flavors, spices and concoctions are so intricate yet...
How to Have the Perfect Weekend

How to Have the Perfect Weekend

Pacific Coast Highway Weekends are somewhat of an addiction of mine. Since moving back, I count the hours til the clock finally ticks Saturday. I’ve vowed to resuscitate my liver by drinking only on weekdays, although it seems to be slightly less effective in terms of sobriety. I also took up diving to compensate for...
Italia-mania at C's

Italia-mania at C’s

Being a temporary resident of a foreign country exposes you to so many different aspects of their culture: language, lifestyle and cuisine. Obviously, the latter is my favorite of all even though the others are still on my shortlist. When mi studiare a Firenze, I made sure that no meal was left uneaten, no vino...
Nihonbashi Tei Hits

Nihonbashi Tei Hits

Lately, my dive crew and I have been getting chummier than ever, meeting more than once a dive to rehash dives and plan trips and whatnot. Of course what do I do best but to introduce my beloved divers to the wonders of the sea… seafood that is. Or more specifically… Sashimi! Now here’s the...
Give Chance a Chance

Give Chance a Chance

Back to 02.13.05 Way back in the days, contemplation was my most appealing trait. I just had to post this because it needs to be resurrected, remembered, and relived. I was driving around the whole day trying to find a Best Buy that had an ipod accessory I’ve been hunting for… I was on my...
Was The Good Chef Out of Stock at Stock Market?

Was The Good Chef Out of Stock at Stock Market?

I don’t want to be mean, but consistency is key especially in the food department. Consistency keeps me coming back for more, it provides a basis for comparison when trying other versions, and it gives me comfort to know that things are made just the way I like it when I want it. That said,...
So You Think You Can Veggie?

So You Think You Can Veggie?

Last week I headed up to Baguio to do the bad cop in the good cop/bad cop waltz that is employee evaluations. That was not fun, but I did leave the mountains with some goodies: blueberries, sagada oranges and passionfruit. Whenever I’m in Baguio, I try to eat as healthy as possible. I mean, seriously,...
Nostalgia Wins

Nostalgia Wins

A friend and I were out for some wine last night, discussing diving, food and Italy, when we went off on a full on tirade about pasta Carbonara. Where to find the best (I said Chelsea, friend said Rome duh), how to make it, and why we love it. I guess the discussion went for...
Hong Kong Honeymoon

Hong Kong Honeymoon

Let me tell you, Hong Kong can make you do crazy things. The food begs you to eat a lot. The sales lure you to shop a lot. The streets ensure you will walk a lot… speaking of walking… HK also made me sleep walk. More on that later. My trip started with my shuttle...
Don't Hate Me, I Have a Love Affair

Don’t Hate Me, I Have a Love Affair

I won’t deny it: I take every opportunity to eat well, especially when it comes to family time. Unconditional love from my parents means never feeling hunger. That could have been deduced just by looking at our very wellfed physique, from my brothers down to the little oversized kidlets. So for Sunday brunch, we head...

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