Monday, 10 November 2014
A very hallucinogenic Negroni with a Hoyo de Monterey Epicure de Luxe Cigar for sniffing. Transports us back to humid post-siesta afternoons in La Union. Our young, taut, brown, and nubile bodies covered in playful beads of water, skinny dipping in the pool by the old tree.
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Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Sunday, 2 November 2014
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Sunday, 26 October 2014
Friday, 24 October 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Hipster Shaun prepared an astounding thali to celebrate Diwali. Yes, we are not religious but we support holydays that involve food. Admittedly, the only thing home made is the mango lassi and the raita. The rest, made by someone in classic capitalist efficiency.
Roti, raita, amritsari babycorn, chicken tikka, kerala duck curry, bhareli vangi, saag paneer, samosa, and rice.
Plus colourful sweets!
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Sunday, 19 October 2014
Hipster Shaun decided to cook t-bone steak instead of going to Mamou. Tutal, baka kami masigawan ni G Toengi at Peque Gallaga doon.
It's nice to have decent portions on both sides of the t-bone. Also, it's Kiwi beef and definitely not Kano for us.
Garlic, zest, and butter for basting.
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Saturday, 18 October 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Why go to the Manila Hotel to eat merienda when you could go to the Aristocrat for less? Well, we rationalised the extra cost as an entrance fee to wander the ground floor and view some of the remaining vestiges of art nouveau and art deco in Maynila. Given the rate of demolition of historical buildings in Iskopolis, assume nothing in this city is forever, even a hotel as storied as this. We have never stayed at the Manila Hotel because while we like the idea of sleeping in a well aged room with nearly a hundred years of famous and infamous bodily fluid stains, it's rather quite expensive. And while one might wax lyrical about that fabled sunset, it's impossible not to be assaulted by the rancid sea of effluent that is Manila Bay from hereabouts. (And seriously, who are these people dining al fresco by the sea wall?????)
Imagine the grand entrance of the kleptocrats.
Hipster Shaun is having Gilbey's gin with something something.
The bibingka. Today was not a good day. The bibingka did not bring its A-game.
We loitered by the lobby waiting for famous people.
Hipster Shaun likes dark wood.
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Burgers. Nothing has been more conyofied and burgishitified these past few years than burgers. We love burgers but it's just minced beef between a bun with two or three accoutrements. No need to give it a philosophy degree.
Hipster Shaun asks how are we supposed to eat this??
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Just across from the PCGG-sequestered General Hans Menzi mansion is this kambingan. Incidentally, the property has been won at auction by someone who bid P130M plus change. Who knew 3,875 square meters in Baguio would fetch $2.8M? It's on Outlook Drive though which is relatively quiet and wooded and has good views of Itogon. I know of 4 or 5 locals who have that spare cash lying around but I wouldn't be surprised if a dayo /lowlander won it.
Big calderos and charcoal cookers are enough to entice me.
It was good and cheap. Now to scale the walls and have a snoop around the notorious Marcos crony's estate.....the crumbling log mansion left standing is very spirit questors ek-ek.
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