Eating Turtle, a slice of Snake and a Water Bug in Guangzhou, China

The pictures are disgusting but I wanted to blog about this to serve as a blog memory for me on my exotic adventures in Guangzhou, China. … But still, every time I look at the picture above, I want to throw up and I can’t imagine eating these disgusting snakes.
…Later on, I found out from a friend that the proper way to eat this is by removing the head with the spine and the little legs and wings.

Duo of Serendra: Chef Mao and Larry Cortez


Overall, it is still far from a JSG experience and a toned down Le Souffle, but the Duo promise of excellent food and impeccable service is perfect for that dinner date or a special love one occasion.
…So it was perfect, that they have a Duo Steak specials and we were contemplating to order Surf and Turf or this Fish and Meat. My wife was disappointed that the fish tasted and looked like the fillet o fish from Mcdonald’s without the bun =( I was tempted to get a refund for this but the servers and chef Mau were too nice that I forgot about this ordeal.

Krispy Kreme vs. Go Nuts Donuts


I won’t reveal their names but one is a culinologist by profession who runs kusina bilidad; a lady from the HR team of McCann Erikson; an IT project manager from one of America’s biggest retailer Safeway; a dedicated and beautiful housewife; and a photo blogger.
…What I like about Go Nuts is that they really do understand the Filipino consumer and that is why they have a box of 3 with special Christmas decorations for a more affordable take home to our loved ones. … Single (P20) Box of 6 (P110) Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts Single (P30) Box of 12 (P265) One Point Lesson: How to eat a doughnut Step 1: Smell the doughnuts like you do for red wine.

Penny Brown Smackers


I surprised my wife with this penny brown smacker and lets just say I got another cookie points for it 🙂 I love it for the fact that it is fresh and sugar-free. … Some famous combinations: milk choco chunk cookie + raspberry ice cream + white choco loco cookie dark choco sensation cookie + strawberry ice cream + dark choco sensation cookie dark choco sensation cookie + raspberry ice cream + milk choco chunk cookie milk choco chunk cookie + coffee ice cream + milk choco chunk cookie You can also come up with your own and we can name it after you =), this is a promo we’re launching soon. … See more product details below: Penny Brown Cookies – singles at PHP 20.00 each for the regular cookies, and PHP 30.00 each for the sugar-free cookie. – boxes of 6 at PHP 115.00 for the regular cookies, and PHP 175.00 for the sugar-free cookie Flavors Penny Brown Classic – the classic chocolate chip cookie with melt-in-your-mouth chips and just the right sweetness Dark Choco Sensation – for customers who want a bit of bitter and thrilling after taste, our bestseller Milk Choco Chunk – penny brown classic cookie with 3 huge chunks of milk chocolate, another bestseller White Choco Loco – cookie with a generous amount of white chocolate goodness Old Fashioned Oatmeal – for weight watchers with oatmeal bits, the penny brown way Sinless Sugar-free – a good snack for diabetics, goes well with our sugar-free ice cream Other Products Penny Brown Smacker!

[Kawayan Cove #1] Bamboo Beach @ Kawayan Cove


Gradient: perfectly gradual slope Waves: calm and small waves action Currents: No noticeable currents near the shoreline Underwater obstructions: Mostly sand, and some rocks near the edges Marine life: Plenty of fishes that you can feed.
… Beach Evaluation Guide by Allen Staley Technically the beach maybe defined as the area from the shoreline up to the natural sand area and if developed/landscaped shaded with other amenities up to 50 meters beyond the natural sand area. … The only finer white sand beaches I have seen are in Palawan and it took a microscope before one could say for sure which sand was finer and whiter.

Krispy Kreme in Manila


Dear Sir Anton, Krispy Kreme, America’s favorite doughnut, is finally opening in the Philippines on Nov. 30, with its first store at the City Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
…Now, I’m not sure I’m qualified to be part of the “media” but I’ll be glad to get a first hand taste of these fresh doughnuts 🙂 Krispy Kreme will finally open on nov. 30 in the City Center the Fort. … In the US, it was rumored that a guy, Rob Perugin, camped out for 17 days to get this one year supply. (see Krispy Kreme Mania ) I thought about it for a minute, and said to myself, would I want to get fat for a year?

“The Good Body”, Review

Don’t get me wrong… the entire show was very entertaining from the moment Pinky Amador started her monologue and showed her belly button to Eve’s last entry #18 in her diary about Afghan Women eating ice cream illegally.
…I originally thought it was all about women’s obsession on her stomach but it attacks issues on women’s obsession in conforming to society’s standard of beauty defined by a slim and young body.
… Now, this is where I can’t relate: why women around the world have been “programmed” to hate their body for what it is and always strive to make it a “good body” as defined by society.

[Fort Ilocandia #3] The Sand Dunes of Ilocos

To end my Fort Ilocandia series, I would like to share with you my experience of going to the famous Sand Dunes of Ilocos. … This Desert in the North is famous because this is the setting of Fernando Poe’s Panday desert scenes and you can just imagine it when you are already in this place.
…I experienced for the first time what they call the “presence” walk where you don’t think about the future nor the past but just think and be grateful for the present.