Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Sa atin, ang tawag dito ay Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa.

Here, this dish is called Fine Beans and Butternut Squash with Pork, Chopped Lemongrass, Chili Flakes and Coconut Cream Broth.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

london marathon

When was the last time you did something for the first time? Today, was my first marathon. I was watching at the sideline.

The London Marathon is one of the biggest and most anticipated events in the City. It is also one of the top five world's marathons that make up the World Marathon Majors. This year, at least 36,5oo runners from around the world were expected to finish the 26.2 mile course. In the end, both the men's and women's races were topped by runners from Kenya.

Not them. That's Mario & Luigi.

I found a spot just outside Millwall Park. There, I was joined by thousands of people who were cheering the runners as they pass by. The atmosphere was great. Festive, actually. And you would never guess who and what I saw this afternoon.
It's Will & Kate!


Dude, where's your pants?

That's a big head.

I will follow him.

Saturday, April 09, 2011


Personally, I much prefer music from the 60's and the 70's. I remember my Tatay playing his records on full blast to get me and my siblings up and out of bed for school. The Beach Boys, The Beatles, the Carpenters, Abba, Elvis and some of the artists of Motown served as our alarm clock each morning. Their incredible songs were a great start to my day. Eventually, I got acquainted to Johnny Cash, The Who, Billy Joel, Elton John and other amazing artists from that era.

Which is why I don't really know much about today's music. Most of the artists now, I don't get. I even asked Ketty, "Why is everyone gaga over Gaga?". But this is not a critique on contemporary sound. You see, I don't even have a radio in my flat. Never had one since I moved to the UK and I've stopped watching MTV for almost a decade now. Everything changed when I started my not-so-new-job in London. They play FM in the office. And now, I know the Top 40.

There's one particular song that caught my ear at the moment. The funny thing is, this tune ain't exactly new. I learned today it was released in November last year. Anyway, Grenade by Bruno Mars is one heck of a song. Full of melancholic melody and its lyrics brimming with angst and despondency, the song is brilliantly composed. And to make it even more hauntingly poignant, the half-Pinoy(!) kills it with stunning vocals.