Friday, March 12, 2010


from Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Eat, Pray, Love':

"We have hands; we can stand on them if we want to. That's our privilege. That's the joy of a mortal body. And that's why God needs us. Because God loves to feel things through our hands."

The Red Shoes: A Love Story

It's actually a movie of many love stories. Graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board. Now showing in local theaters!

premiere night in SM Megamall, 06 March 2010

I love the musical score!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Asian food I recently tried

Japanese halo-halo

At Kozui with some college friends for after-dinner coffee/tea/dessert. I tried their mango anmitsu- Japanese halo-halo with bola-bola made of malagkit (glutinous rice). Photo below (but there's a better-looking photo here). Didn't really like it. Hehe. Next time I'll just order the ice cream/yogurt minus all the sidings.

Kozui's Mango Anmitsu

Meaty Kikiam

One lazy Saturday, Ronjie suggested we try this Taiwanese street food place he saw along Granada St. (a.k.a. Gilmore Ave.) And so we had early dinner there. I had their meaty kikiam rice meal (kikiam with rice and some vegetable siding). Sarap! And it's meaty nga. Gusto ko nga mag-take out ng kikiam eh. Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food is located along Granada St., East-bound side, just past the bridge, if you're coming from N. Domingo.

it's a small, maybe 20-seater place, shared with a car parts & accessories retailer

my nabawasan-na meaty kikiam rice toppings meal

cross-section of the meaty kikiam
(this photo taken with Ronjie's so-much-better phone camera)

Kikiam (again) and Chicken Mami

Discovered a cool sort-of hole-in-the-wall mamihan in Trinoma, thanks to Roy. Ma Chicken Mami House, across Cinemas 3 & 4. :)

heartwarming chicken mami (I love noodle soups!)

kikiam rice toppings

huge pork siomai (2 inches in diameter!)

I noticed that all the food photos posted are bawas na. Haha! Happy eating, everyone! :)


Dropped by the Travel Expo in SMX 3 Fridays ago, with the hopes of booking a promo flight to Batanes. Lines were too long and I had to be in the airport by 5:30pm for a flight (to Davao naman), so wala rin nangyari. Haay. The afternoon wasn't that disappointing naman because I got a photo of Zakumi (the 2010 World Cup mascot) anyway:

He's a leopard with green hair. :D