Monday, January 24, 2011

On Takoyaki and Taiyaki

Me and the fam went to Paseo de Sta. Rosa last Saturday. It's this shopping/dining complex in Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, quite near Enchanted Kingdom, I was told.

Anyway, the second floor of one complex was all Japanese restaurants and groceries. Me and my sister spotted a small area there that people were crowding at. We decided to take a look and saw these:

Yep, that's a stall that sells taiyaki and takoyaki. Freshly made. Steaming hot. Seeing how "authentic" the food was, we decided to try it and got ourselves these:

They were REALLY REALLY REALLY GOOD. All for 70 pesos too! We definitely want to go back there and try the restaurants.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

[WWF] Take Action Now!

Urgent: help stop oil exploration inside one of Africa’s most iconic national parks

TO: Mr. Andrew Cochran, Chief Executive Officer, Dominion Petroleum, and Mr. Ed Story, President and Chief Executive Officer, SOCO International

We, the undersigned, call on you to ensure that Dominion/SOCO abandons all plans to conduct exploration for oil inside the world famous Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC.)

Virunga National Park is Africa’s oldest national park, its first World Heritage Site, and is renowned worldwide for its incredible yet fragile diversity of wildlife. The park is also home to almost a quarter of the Earth’s last remaining mountain gorillas, a charismatic large ape species and one of human kinds closest living relatives.

Opening up Virunga National Park for oil exploration and development could jeopardise decades of successful and costly conservation effort aimed at safeguarding the park’s unique biodiversity, and threaten tourism and fishing incomes for the area’s local people.

We strongly hope that you will not want Dominion/SOCO to be associated with impacting such a globally important and high profile National Park.
Urgent: help stop oil exploration inside one of Africa’s most iconic national parks

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What's the best thing that happened to you in 2010?

Got a new job, expanded my collections and found new friends that are worth keeping.

Ask me anything

For the love of (free) books

Friend plurked this just a while ago, but I remember using this site before. I guess I just forgot lol.

It's a bunch of public domain books (or e-books, for that matter) so you can just download and save them based on your preferred file type. They do have a number of file types to choose from, so it's another plus point to the site.

I've been browsing their Myths list and so far, they pretty much have books that have been published back in the late 1800s to the early 1900s but it's okay. Quite my choice actually, since they're legends and all that, so I'm inclined to believe that the authors are recounting the exact stories that were told when they first had the intention of writing their respective books.

And well, these are ancient myths, folklore and legends that people practically know by heart. How much could they have changed over the decades (and centuries) after these books were written, right?

Anyway, I blabbed too much again.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

For those looking forward to V-Day

Here's something that might stop you from feeling so lonely...

Trese: I Carry Your Heart

St. John Bosco's Relics

Tonight we took a visit at our local church to view the relics of St. John Bosco.

I think the body's made of wax, but it has a part of the real John Bosco inside it.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Black Collar Benefit Dinner

WHEN: January 15, 2010, (Saturday) - 6:30pm
WHERE: The Gallery, Greenbelt 5 - in front of Adora and near CIBO GB5

P3000 (one person with one dog), or P2000 (one person without a dog)

Bow and Wow Greenbelt 5 or Shangrila; or at PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center, Aurora Boulevard, Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights QC between the hours of 10am to 5pm. Or call 5013680, 6383372 or 4751688