Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Adidas King of the Road 2012

September 30, 2012
Bonifacio Global City

Adidas KOTR 2012 Result are up and you can view them (including your race photos) here.

Had an ok run but lost some time at the water stations.
Gun time of 00:39:33 according to this.

Next up: Condura Run

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

#thirdworldproblems

Globe vs Smart?

It doesn't take a genius.






















#globe #smart #samsung #iphone #ad #spoof #network #thirdworldproblems #telecomwars #telcowars #telecom

Friday, September 07, 2012

Globe iPhone


I think Globe Telecom is already preparing for the launch of the (rumored) iPhone 5 on September 12 2012. They are now having this promo to probably sell off their remaining units in anticipation of the newest product of Apple. According to yet another rumor: Globe will launch the iPhone 5 at the same time with the rest of the world. For now, we'll just have to wait and see.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Too Bad Employees

Starting September 1, BDO Cash Card withdrawals will be charged 2 pesos. They got it all already but apparently they still want more. WTF SM, SMH.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I. Am. Sorry. by Robert Blair Carabuena

Remember that infamous MMDA beating video?

Well here's his apology:
Magandang umaga po sa ating Tagapangulo ng MMDA, Kagalang-galang Atty. Francis Tolentino; magandang umaga rin po kay Mang Saturnino “Sonny” Fabros bagama’t di ko siya nakikita ngayon; magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat!
Ako po si Robert Blair Carabuena, na kusang pumarito sa tanggapan ng MMDA, upang personal na humingi ng tawad at paumanhin kay Ginoong Saturnino Fabros, sa kanyang mga anak, sa inyo po Kagalang-galang na Chairman—bilang kumakatawan ng MMDA sa inyong pamumuno, at sa lahat ng mga traffic enforcers ng MMDA sa nangyari noong ika-11 ng Agosto.
Di na po lingid sa karamihan ang aking ipinakitang di kagandahang-asal nooong ika-11 ng Agosto.
Sa iyo Mang Sonny, at sa inyong anim na anak, ako po ay humihingi ng inyong kapatawaran.
Itong mga nakaraang mga araw mula noong ika-11 ng Agosto, marami pong mga haka-haka na ako raw po at nagtatago at baka raw tumakas.
Gusto ko pong ipabatid sa inyong lahat na di po ako nagtago at di ko po tatakasan itong aking hinaharap ngayon. Kaya po ako nandito ngayon sa tanggapan ng MMDA at humaharap sa ating Kagalang-galang na Chairman Tolentino ay para humingi ng kapatawaran at paumanhin sa aking inasal.
Nitong nakaraang Linggo, naramdaman ko po ang galit ng publiko sa aking inasal. Simula nang lumabas ang “video” sa media at sa “social media,” minabuti ko pong manatili muna sa aming tahanan. Kinailangan kong humingi ng payo sa aking pamilya at mga kaibigan, gayon na rin sa aking mga abogado.
Napag-alaman ko rin po na si Kagalang-galang Chairman Tolentino ay naghain ng reklamo sa LTO na ang aking lisensiya sa pagmamaneho ay kanselahin. Sa usaping ito, ako po ay nakikiusap kay Chairman Tolentino na pahintulutang umusad ang proseso ng pagkansela ng aking lisensya. At habang ang prosesong ito ay umuusad, ako po ay nakikiusap na ako po ay payagan na tuluyang makapagmaneho sa dahilan na ito ay aking kailangan ko sa paghahanapbuhay.
Bilang pagwakas, nais ko pong muling humingi ng tawad at paumanhin kay Mang Sonny, sa ating Tagapangulo ng MMDA Francis Tolentino, sa buong kagawaran ng MMDA, sa aking pamilya, mga kaibigan, at sa publiko. Kung mayroon man akong hihilingin sa puntong ito, ako po sana’y mabigyan ng pangalawang pagkakataon, at personal na makahingi ng paumanhin kay Mang sonny.
Maraming salamat po.
Now that his 15 minutes of fame is up, can the Filipino public forgive him or just forget about him like they usually do?

Friday, August 17, 2012

They're All In It

Do you think Instagram is getting ready for the bigger screen of the new iPhone 5 hence the major update? Facebook knows something we don't?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Recoil Winders from Next Level Guys

Got these cool cable swag called Recoil Winders.


Goodbye tangled cords.


Get your very own Recoil Winders from their Facebook page: Next Level Guys

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Breaking Bad

Season 5 Poster is looking pretty awesome.

All Hail The King

A teaser of sorts on how Walter White's role will finally change from a Chemistry teacher to a full-pledged Drug Lord.

I'm excited. This will surely be one heck of a final season.

Season 5 premieres July 15, 2012.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pint-Sized Punch

Nathaniel's Buko Pandan Salad, one of the best damn desserts out there now has a pint-sized serving. Finally, a perfect excuse not to share and have it all to yourself! :)

iPad Comes to the Philippines

The not-so-new iPad finally launches tomorrow (May 29, 2012) in the Philippines. Those who want one should grab it before supplies last but for those who have the iPad 2 already I suggest sticking with it. No need to upgrade, in my opinion.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tenkaippin Ramen

Namba, Osaka
Japan

Grilled Pork Belly Ramen

Thickest, richest soupbase I've ever had. Meat was so tender and flavorful But the noodles were a bit soggy.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fifth Element

Hide the cows. The 5th Annual Burger Day at Chili's is back.


This will also mark my fifth consecutive time if I attend this year's event on April 24, 2012.  Hope to see all of you guys there!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Days Without Incident: 0

Sa kakapakialam natin sa lovelife ng ating presidente, ayan, wala na syang pakialam sa atin dahil sa "pagibig". Iba na ang boss nya. Peace and order fail.

"It's more fun in the Philippines" parin ba talaga sa mga panahon ngayon?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Yahoo Meme is Closing Shop

Yahoo Inc. is discontinuing the Yahoo Meme service as of May 25, 2012. Man, I didn't know such a thing even existed. Will Google+ be next?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spot.ph's Top 10 Everything Food Lists

SPOT.ph just released its Top 10 Everything Food Lists in book form. I often frequent their website in search of some of the best dishes and desserts so I can personally try them out for myself. I use it as a guide for some of my food trips and late night cravings. The only problem that I have sometimes is that my internet connection is way too damn slow so it takes me a harder time to look at the website and browse through their Top 10 lists. And if ever you've been in the middle of that intense hunger-craving, you'd hate for that slow internet connection to hinder you from that oral satisfaction. This makes the launch of the book perfect in my opinion because you get a "hard copy" of all the Top 10 lists for almost any of your cravings.

Grab a copy now from your neighborhood bookstore and newsstand.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Around The Thai Corner

Soi Thai
Greenhills Theatre Mall

 Photo Courtesy of Aileen Tong

Tried out a new Thai restaurant at the Greenhills Theatre Mall. Soi replaced the previous tenant (Mann Hann) at the food court. We tried a couple of ubiquitous Thai viands like the Chicken Green Curry, Pad Thai, Tom Yum, and Bagoong Rice. All were surprisingly good but also surprisingly expensive. Food prices are kinda steep compared to others. I don't really get why restauranteurs often overprice Thai food but as long as it's as good as this, I don't really care.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

LE JARDIN de Joël Robuchon

Chef of the Century Joël Robuchon's 3 Michelin Star restaurant is located at The Landmark in Central (Hong Kong).

 Vegetable Jelly with Celery Root 
Not a fan of the taste and/or smell of celery so I didn't like the palate cleanser that much. The vegetable jelly had a good stock base though.

Sweet Potato Puree with Bacon Emulsion
I loved the smokiness of the bacon foam on top of the puree. The combination of the layer of foam with the puree was exquisite.

Collection of House Bread
 Really filling if you try to finish everything.  The restaurant offers you a choice between salted and unsalted whipped butter.  The salted butter was blended with sea salt and you can taste the bits.  Amazing bread.

Scampi Ravioli with Foie Gras Sauce and Black Truffle
 One of the best things I've ever put in my mouth.  A very sensual dish of fresh langoustine wrapped in a thin layer of ravioli pasta topped with an amazing sauce of foie. The delicate taste of the scampi was a perfect contrast to the robust metallic flavor of the foie.  The shavings of black truffle on top completed the dish and put everything all together. Do not step out of Robuchon without sampling this one.

Free-Range Quail with Foie Gras and Truffled Mashed Potatoes
Quail was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Perfectly cooked. The dish could have used a lot more foie in my opinion or just do without it completely. The potatoes were silky and smooth to the tongue. It melted like butter inside my mouth. One of best mashed potatoes I've ever had in my life.

Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Lemongrass Foam
The sea bass was a tad bit overcooked and I didn't like the fact that the subtle taste of the fish was tarnished by the strong lemongrass flavor. I guess I'm just used to finding lemongrass in soup and prefer my sea bass simply seared and topped with brown butter.

Desserts from the Trolley
They gave us some desserts to cap off the night and remind us of the amazing experience we just had. I'm not a big fan of macaron but everything else was great.

Our experience was definitely surreal.  The service was, as should be expected, excellent. The food amazing.  The only thing that could've made the moment even more perfect was if we would've been able to meet THE Joël Robuchon but sadly, we didn't have a chance to do that. But there's always a next time and I'm surely looking forward to that.

By the way, did I mention that the restroom doors open and closed automatically?!? Fucking cool!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tim Ho Wan

The cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world.


Chasiu Bao (BBQ Pork Buns)

Waited 3 hours for this. Definitely worth it to try but not to queue in line for that long. If they allow you to take it away, do so instead.  Their dimsum is just ordinary.  The BBQ Pork Buns are the only dish worth the Michelin star in my opinion.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

It's More Fun In The Philippines?

On President Noynoy Aquino dating Grace Lee:


First there were Korean students, then K-pop. Now there might be a Korean first lady. It's more Korean in the Philippines.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Return

Ha Yuan Signatures
Madison Square Granada
Granada Street, Quezon City

One of the best Maki-Mi in town can now be found in our neighborhood. Strategically located at Madison Square Granada, it now sheds off the cafeteria/turo-turo concept and concentrates on their signature dishes.

It's still as amazing as I remember it and brings back a lot of good memories of my forgotten youth.
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