Sunday, February 23, 2014

Binggrae Melona Samanco Something

My favorite fish thus far comes from a sea of cream and red bean paste wrapped in a chewy waffle-thing of sort. It's a beautiful blend of mind flavors that does not overpower the palette with sugar. Its price ranges from Php35-50 depending on where you purchase it. Buying it in Korean groceries is always cheaper than other shops. Yummmeh! 

The fish may not look appetizing with its bulging lips and huge round eyes--not to mention the fins and scales--but trust me, it tastes nothing like fish!  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Snippets: Victorias

The photo was taken September 1, 2008 in Victorias City, Negros Occidental.

We were basically invited by Tito Mon PiƱalosa, the owner of a local organic brand named Monchito's, to go and visit their farm. The place is around 42km from Bacolod City, but given my dad's driving speed, it took us over an hour to get there. 

I was not able to get a whole lot of photos of the farm, but it was pretty neat since they grow all sort of vegetables and they even have livestock in the property. What I like about the place is that it's so well organized and presented that it's very visitor-friendly. Kinda like the Enchanted Farm, only much smaller.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Snippets: Guimaras

Since I find it hard to type in my thoughts these days--mostly due to irrational excuses--I'll be posting some of my photos instead. I'm making a new category dedicated entirely to single-captured photos that I randomly took on my trips all over the metro, the country, or somewhere across our national boarder. This basically lessens the pressure of pumping out paragraphs to compose an article when all I have to say are a few words. Plus, I really don't want this blog to die out due to sheer laziness. 

I really love promoting the Philippines despite her making me cuss on a daily basis. This is a lovely place to call home and I'll do what I can to tell her stories through the silence of a still frame. 

This photo was taken in Gumiaras, a small island in the Visayas region during one of my trips last August 28, 2010. The island is tucked between Iloilo and Negros, the small sloping bulge at the end of the horizon that can be seen across the bay of Bago, Negros Occidental.

I was with my older brother here, and we were snorkeling along a not so distant reef from the island. For Php800 we were able to charter a boat that took us around a few nearby diving spots. There were a couple of fishermen hauling their nets when our boat passed by this man who was then paddling his way back to the beach. There's another small canoe in front of him, but that shot came out blurry so I settled on sharing this one. This is where I saw the biggest grouper in my life! It was around 5 feet long!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Grams Diner at BGC

Some restaurants are better when you look at them from the outside in. Such is the case with Grams Diner at Fort as I've always been attracted with the lights that looked like fireflies behind the glass window, but when I came in not so long ago I was underwhelmed by the interior of the place. It was rather...just okay. I mean, sure it had this black and red color-combo that gave it the diner look, but it just didn't work for me.