Monthly Archives: October 2010

Araneta y Ayala: On Walking and History

Warning: If you’re expecting a blog on how these two very prominent families of the Philippines’ alta sociedad are related or how their wealth began, then I’m sorry to tell you but this blog entry isn’t for you. This blog, … Continue reading

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Buffalo Wings ala Pinoy

Earlier today, I volunteered making lunch. Since it was a holiday, and I had nothing really to do, I decided to whip up Buffalo wings. But I had to improvise because there was no hot sauce at home but only … Continue reading

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A Gift to my Mama: A Sumptuous Dinner of Pasta Primavera and Other Delights

Last night (22 October), on the eve of my mama’s birthday, I gave her my gift to her: a sumptuous and hearty dinner, which I really labored, not to mention spent, for. I think it was the best birthday present … Continue reading

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End of Semester Clean Up

I ended my first semester last Thursday and my break has been spent in the cold rooms of the Ayala Museum. I’m enjoying my stint in the said private museum, and I look forward to my remaining days there. It’s … Continue reading

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Dory à la Bacalao à la Vizcaina: Better than Take-Out

Sorry, the title might have confused you readers! Bacalao à la Vizcaina is a traditional Spanish dish eaten by Hispanics throughout the world on special occasions like Christmas and New Year’s Eve. In the Philippines, it was a common dish … Continue reading

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Manila on a Friday Night

Siesta was cut short today on my first day of sembreak because I got a text message giving me the go signal to conduct my first two out of five life-story interviews I need for my thesis. I had to … Continue reading

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Lunch for the First Day of SemBreak: Smoky Roasted Chicken

After hearing Mass in the morning, I decided to rest at home before I prepare my lunch. Since Papa was having lunch at home, I wanted something a bit more special. Heck, I wanted a SUPERB lunch because it’s the … Continue reading

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Starting a SemBreak Well: Carmel of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Gilmore, New Manila

Today, I woke up early to hear Mass in one of my most favorite and cherished churches I grew up with. Although it’s not technically a church (it’s a convent chapel), the place of worship of the contemplative Carmelite nuns … Continue reading

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A Worthwhile Friday Affair: 15 Octubre 2010

This Friday, 15 October 2010, head over to INSTITUTO CERVANTES de MANILA at TM Kalaw for a Friday night affair you won’t regret. ICM is presenting “Seis cuerdas para dos tacones”, a flamenco duo featuring JUAN ANTONIO SUAREZ on the … Continue reading

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Spicy Tuyo Pasta c/o Fisheria

Last night, I went home early to prepare an Italian-inspired dinner for my family. Unfortunately, only my mama was home to try out my “Spicy Tuyo Pasta”. I planned this dinner after I bought from friend Marivic Genuino’s business of … Continue reading

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