Monday, December 26, 2016

December 26, 2016 at 12:57AM


via Instagram: A White Christmas at the Shangri-la Makati with my best friend. Our first Christmas together. #christmasdinner2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

December 24, 2016 at 09:02AM


via Instagram: Thank you @abcerase !!!!! I was surprised! I love it! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas! #happykid

December 24, 2016 at 08:39AM


via Instagram: Loving the doggie pillow! Thank you playmate @flyredmermaid Merry Christmas! Mmmwwwuah! #happykid

December 24, 2016 at 08:37AM


via Instagram: Thank you so much @ginatabangay for the Christmas gift! This matches so perfectly with the electric shaving set I just received! Merry Christmas indeed! Thank you! Mmmwwwuah! #happykid

December 24, 2016 at 05:59AM


via Instagram: OMG. SUPER SARAP! AS IN! I consumed the whole bottle within 10 minutes! Balak ko pa namang magtira para iuwi, hindi na po siya umabot. Thank you, Ron! #cakeinajar

Thursday, December 22, 2016

December 22, 2016 at 01:19AM


via Instagram: It's the season for sweetness! Thank you sir @rienzanity for taking good care of us and being sweet! #247life #thelifeweshare

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

November 12, 2016 at 01:03PM


via Instagram: GIANNICOLA DI PAOLO The Annunciation, 1510/1515 Dr. Martens (limited edition Di Paolo) Leather Backpack What a birthday surprise!!!!! I'm one very happy bear! :-) #docmartens #drmartens #leatherlove #leatherbags @drmartensofficial

November 12, 2016 at 12:15PM


via Instagram: (Spicy) Pesto Pasta with shrimps. The shrimps are cooked in butter with turmeric, black pepper and rock salt, sprinkled with crushed chillies. The pesto sauce is home-made. Basil, salt, cashew nuts, extra-virgin olive oil, fresh garlic are blended together. #seafood #shrimpdish #pesto #pestopasta #weekendmenu #pescetarian

Sunday, November 6, 2016

November 06, 2016 at 11:08PM


via Instagram: My #drmartens collection (so far). @drmartensofficial @drmartensph #leatherlove

November 06, 2016 at 10:10PM


via Instagram: A new addition to my #docmartens collection! Can't wait for tomorrow to break them in! #1461 #cherryred

Monday, October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 at 12:53PM


via Instagram: This is what my breakfast should be starting today. Whole wheat toasts and scrambled eggs cooked in olive oil, warm (soy) milk tea, a serving of fruits. Lesgo lesgo to a healthier life! #breakfast

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

October 15, 2016 at 11:30AM


via Instagram: Shrimp stir-fry with mussels, sashimi. #seafood #saturdaylunch #shrimp #shrimpdish #mussels #saltless #pescetarian

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 at 06:45PM


via Instagram: My twice a day maintenance. @celetequedermo @kiehlsphilippines Toner, eye cream, pore minimising serum, moisturizer, lip balm (mango), hand salve... Yes, in that order.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October 01, 2016 at 08:51PM


via Instagram: Dining out at Matchbox Yard; the food park (just) next door to our condo building. #matchboxyard #qcfoodie #quezoncity

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016 at 09:42PM


via Instagram: Sunday dinner. It's nice to live in a neighborhood with many dining out options. #matchboxyard #quezoncity #qcfoodie

Monday, September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016 at 03:14PM


via Instagram: My view right now (at work) at 3 in the afternoon. Loving the drizzle, the view, the gloomy sky, with a playlist of songs written by Babyface. #ortigas #ortigascenter #work

Saturday, September 10, 2016

September 10, 2016 at 09:09PM


via Instagram: The newest food spot just a few steps away from our condo building. #quezoncity #qcfoodie #commonwealthave #matchboxyard

Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27, 2016 at 08:30PM


via Instagram: Garlic (fried) salmon with tomato and mushroom stir-fry. #saturdaydinner #salmon #fish #seafood #tomatodish #pescetarian

August 27, 2016 at 12:23PM


via Instagram: Seafood pesto pasta. The pesto was made from scratch. Clams cooked with white wine and rosemary, no salt. Shrimps cooked with unsalted butter, salt and freshly ground pepper. I did not mix together the shrimps and clams with the pesto sauce and pasta to bring out the unique taste of each. All three flavors compliments each other. #pesto #seafood #pastadish #saturdaylunch

Saturday, August 6, 2016

August 06, 2016 at 12:11PM


via Instagram: Mussels in herbed milk Melt butter in medium heated pan, put coconut milk, stir. Put in granulated garlic, dill, saffron, pepper. Stir for a few minutes and do not let it boil. Put the heat on low, put in mussels, and malunggay leaves. Cover. #seafood #mussels #musselsoup #coconutmilk #weekendmenu

August 06, 2016 at 12:02PM


via Instagram: Ceviche Raw (sashimi style cut) salmon, juice of two lemons, cilantro, white onion, onion leaves, dill. The shrimps are blanched for less than a minute and treated to an ice bath after. Serve chilled with saffron. #seafood #ceviche #shrimps #salmon #weekendmenu

Sunday, July 24, 2016

July 24, 2016 at 10:58AM


via Instagram: Mussels in tomatoes. Put in canned diced tomatoes in hot olive oil. Put in garlic powder, onion powder, salt. Put in mussels and malunggay. Serve hot topped with freshly ground black pepper and onion leaves.

July 24, 2016 at 10:56AM


via Instagram: Shrimp in salted egg sauce. Heat olive oil and sauté garlic and put mashed salted egg yolks. Put a little water, a teaspoon of oyster sauce, a teaspoon of sesame oil, mix all ingredients well until mixture has a consistency of paste. Put in shrimps and stir occasionally. Serve hot and topped with freshly ground black pepper and chopped onion leaves.

Friday, July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 at 11:45AM


via Instagram: Evening coffee. Testing a quick street shot using my new phone. @samsungph #galaxys7

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016 at 05:22AM


via Instagram: She's the artist on top of my list! My favorite and the only one I look up to and adore. Playing J-pop music while in the bus going home after 13 hours working straight at the office. It's a beautiful world! #japan #j-pop #hikki #utadahikaru

Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 at 12:32PM


via Instagram: Monday packed meals. 3 mushroom wrap and dried okra on black rice. Basically the mushroom wraps are lumpia with mushrooms instead of meat. Chopped portobello, brown, shitake mushrooms are sautéed in butter and olive oil with chopped garlic. Sriracha was drizzled at the end. All containers are packed in a @gouache waxed canvas lunch bag. #vegetarian #packedlunch

Sunday, May 22, 2016

May 22, 2016 at 08:25PM


via Instagram: Groceries. The fresh produce would be good for the entire week. The canned vegetables are to be stocked same with the bottled curries. I cannot give up milk, that's why I'm vegetarian, not vegan. The one on the floor is the black rice. Haha. Plenty of mushrooms both canned, dried, and fresh. Pasta, because I live pasta. Tofu for protein. Probiotic milk drink for a healthy tummy. #vegetarian #groceries #vegetarianism

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May 03, 2016 at 05:12AM


via Instagram: This is my view while working out at 5 AM. @afholyspirit @anytimefitness #anytimefitnessph

May 03, 2016 at 05:01AM


via Instagram: Thanks to 24 hour gyms like @anytimefitness day sleepers like me can workout during the wee hours of dawn. #anytimefitnessph #workingout

Monday, May 2, 2016

May 02, 2016 at 02:14PM


via Instagram: My weekday vegetarian endeavour starts today. Organic red rice, stir fried leafy greens with baby corn and saltless sautéed tomatoes for today's packed meals. All carried using @gouachebags lunch bag. #waxedcanvasbags #vegetarian #weekdayvegetarian

Friday, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 at 07:11PM


via Instagram: I'm so ready for our vegetarian challenge, playmate @flyredmermaid! Red rice, tomatoes, and string beans; all organic and straight from a private farm in Bataan. #govegetarian #weekdayvegetarian

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Batman V Superman - my thoughts and a short (movie) review.

A lot of people are ranting on how slow and boring the movie was. My own partner even told me he almost fell asleep during the film, although I enjoyed it all throughout. I even made a lengthy comment on someone's Facebook wall asking feedback about the movie; the same set of comments was posted to another person's Facebook wall when I wanted to post my opinion online. Hence, here it goes. My quick thought about the movie.

"I love the film. It showed the humanity of the two superheroes. It gave a look of what being a hero is, from different point of views. The God-like Superman was gracefully packaged in an almost holy-like representation. Batman was cloaked with darkness from his emotions, to his thoughts; to his unnerving humorless attitude. The film was dark, both metaphorically and literally, typical of Batman films. There were references to comic book sequences, or even from the noir cartoon of the 1990s (Batman). The film was basically a trip inside the mind of a man with a seemingly infinite pit of darkness trying to look for his own enlightenment; with the passion to put his mark of justice in whatever way possible. Also, the movie takes a look at the perspective of a foreign creature trying to appease his adoptive home by delivering peace and becoming a sign of unwavering hope. It’s basically darkness versus light, with the sense of justice bringing them together. As a movie it was well made, plot may vary from the viewer’s understanding of what’s happening because of sudden flashes of unexpected sequences; which the viewer may realize how the scene was threaded into the story with some afterthoughts. It may not be a film for everyone, especially for those looking for a lot of heroic action. Personally, the beauty of the film was the disturbing sequences caused by wonderfully chaotic trip inside the minds of the characters. The saturation of colors, the darkness, the composition, and lighting were all beautifully constituted to showcase the opposing elements of the Dark Knight and the son of Krypton."

Saturday, March 19, 2016

March 19, 2016 at 11:34AM


via Instagram: Shrimps in salted egg yolk sauce. Deveined shrimps, chopped garlic, chopped onions, mashed salted egg yolks, onion leaves, butter. Mash the salted egg yolks in butter in a low heat pan, once done, set aside. Sauté garlic and onions in olive oil, in medium heat. Add shrimps and the sauce, simmer until done. Serve and top with onion leaves and freshly ground pepper. #seafood #weekendmenu #shrimpdish #shrimps

Sunday, February 28, 2016

February 28, 2016 at 07:08PM


via Instagram: Grilled seafood. Salmon, shrimps, onions; grilled with just a pinch of salt, with freshly ground pepper after cooking. #weekendmenu #sundaydinner #seafood #seafooddish

Saturday, February 27, 2016

February 27, 2016 at 10:15AM


via Instagram: Peppered lemon shrimps. Shrimps sautéed in unsalted butter with garlic. Once done, served hot, drizzled with lemon juice and sprinkled with freshly ground pepper. #weekendmenu #shrimpdish #brunch

February 27, 2016 at 10:03AM


via Instagram: Mussels and clams in red wine and tomato reduction sauce. Chopped onions, ginger, garlic... Sautéed in olive oil over medium heat. Crushed canned tomatoes were put after the onions "sweat", then red wine was poured, about a cup. A pinch of salt to taste. Simmered to reduce with occasional stirring. The sauce mixture is then passed through a metal sieve and put back into the pot at low heat. The mussels and clams were then put in. When the mussels and clams are all open, serve hot. #weekendmenu #seafood #redwine #brunch

Thursday, February 25, 2016

February 25, 2016 at 03:08PM


via Instagram: Not bad for P1,800 per night. Hostels are leveling up these days. The room even comes with breakfast! The service is great, friendly staff too! The room's decor is clean and well coordinated, smells great, the air-conditioning was already turned on when we got in. The location is also great, accessible through Roxas Boulevard with just a steps away.