"Nothing last forever...so live it up, drink it down, laugh it off and avoid the bullshits."

Friday, December 31, 2010

STK (Sugba-Tula-Kilaw)

I have been wanting to dine at "STK ta Bay" near Capitol from the day I have heard that they serve delectable sea foods like my all time favorite baked scallops. since then, i have been inviting friends and even pedor to join me in searching for that place (i actually don't know where it is located and i don't have a sense of direction so i don't wanna go own searching for that place on my own: alone). lucky for me, i didn't have to go on searching as my new team decided to dine at STK.

Truly, the dishes served were all scrumptious that I forgot my own name (me exaggerating) but seriously I was satisfied with the food. knowing that we didn't pay much for it but nevertheless it tasted so good. and the place is not your usual place too. they have lots of antiques and memorabilias on display. they even have signatures of famous people who visited and dined at the restaurant. Oh! I forgot to leave mine though...tsk tsk. and I love their restroom too :)

STK's fish fillet

Oops! i was so excited with STK's sea food dishes that i forgot that they serve other dishes too... my bad.

STK's deliciousness Crispy Pata

I am a "grilled-tuna" fan as well. and STK's tuna brought back childhood memories. I am a tuna eater since I was a kiddo. (sinugbang buntot and panga ng tuna are simply the best in davao - because i am not a durian eater hehe)

STK's grilled buntot ng Tuna

STK's grilled panga ng Tuna (after the ruckus lolz)

my all time favorite - STK's baked scallops

STK before the ruckus

We ordered their sizzling gambas and the "chicharon-like-but-not-so-chicharon" dish as well. The sizzling gambas is okay but the "chicharon-like-but-not-so-chicharon" dish is superb. forgive me for i don't know what it's called and too bad I wasn't able to take a picture of it. but i have mentally added it to my list of favorites :)

visit STK ta Bay! at #6 Orchid Street Capitol Site Cebu, Philippines, 6000


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

yet another birthday celeb

as usual this is a very late post... i just wanna write a post about how i celebrated my 23rd errmm 24th birthday this year. funny as it may seem but honestly i still feel like im 16 hehe. going back, may 18th: pedor & i just had a simple dinner at Shakeys (The Walk, IT Park). Why? Because we had work on that day. But nevertheless, i enjoyed it. I love Shakeys. I'm just so addicted to their pastas and mojos. and I love them more because they treated me with a sundae with all the works (chocolate syrup & cherry). however, i secretly informed the waitress who assisted us that im allergic to birthday songs. im afraid the whole crew might sing a song and we might draw other people's attention. pedor and i are suckers for anonymity or whatever you call it :)

Shakey's Sundae with chocolate syrup and a cherry on top

who would have thought that this year I would have a post birthday celebration (blame it on our working schedule). we celebrated it at Gimik KTV bar at Paseo, Mabolo. few friends came and we enjoyed a night of beers, sisig and a surprise likeness to Gimik's pancit canton and pancit guisado. what's a birthday without the usual "happy birthday pansit". Gimik's pancit surprised us because it cost less but it tasted so good. One can order a plate of pancit canton or pansit guisado for around 70 to 80 pesos only.

Gimik's Pancit Canton

Same dish (wasn't able to take a picture of their pancit guisado)

friends who came

twisted mind - the team that was (miss this team)

the next day, after the party pedor & i headed to Matias in AS Fortuna for their talked about balbacua. Balbacua is a beef stew, as far as i know it is composed of beef skin, tenderloin and other internal organs which i am not familiar of. i have this male palate in me that's why im drawn to these kind of dishes just like soup number 5 or lansiao as what they usually call it. going back, this balbacua in Matias is on the top of my "male favourite dishes" list (yeah i have that list lol). i don't know what are the ingredients on their balbacua but i'm guessing that there's curry on it and i haven't tasted it in other balbacua sellers (i don't even know what to call them hehe). to sum it up, this sticky soup made a great ending to this year's birthday celeb.

Balbacua - Matias, AS Fortuna


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

wicked trip

Summer of '10, pedor & i went to siquijor for our summer getaway and to celebrate my birthday. that was my second time to visit siquijor. the first time i had been there was when i was still in college. it was pedor's first though. we had spent 2 nights and 3 days in there and the experience was wickedly outrageous (translated as: awesome).

Justify Full (siquijor, siquijor - view at the pier)

We stayed at hotel Agripino. it is actually a government owned and managed hotel. we had a clean room with hot and cold shower for only P800 per night. and if you are on a budget you can just rent a tent for like P200 and you can set it up near the beach. the place is great for backpackers. They have their own restaurant as well and they serve food and drinks until 9 pm.

(Hotel Agripino)
(the road going to the hotel)

On our second day we tour the island and it only cost us around P750 which was not bad at all. manong driver was our tour guide but i forgot his name. first stop: cambugahay falls.

(cambugahay falls with pedor...manong driver took this picture)

(don't go chasing waterfalls...lol)

Then we went to Maria to visit its famous Capilay Spring Park. we also stopped at Castaways beach cafe (still in Maria) 'coz i needed to pee and pedor had a bottle of coke. just in front of castaways is a beach with crystal clear water so i took some pictures too :)

(capilay spring park, maria siquijor)

(castaways beach cafe, just across capilay spring park...if i'm not mistaken hehe)

(public beach in front of castaways beach cafe)

then we went to coco grove beach resort and then headed to coral cay resort where i took a dip and pedor took pictures. and lastly we visited siquijor's famous 400 year 0ld balete tree.

(inside coco grove beach resort)

(still inside coco grove, i took this picture and i soooo love it)
(pedor's version)

(i was aiming for the parrot on this picture but the parrot was camera shy and pedor isn't so i took a pic of him instead lol)

(pedor's blurry shot at coral cay beach resort, san juan siquijor)

(clear blue sky at coral cay; pedor's shot)

( i took this pic)

(Lazi's 400 year old balete tree)


Friday, October 8, 2010

after party (read as: "after-being-hospitalized" party)

this is going to be a very late post already (blame it on the procrastinator in me hehe). i wasn't able to enjoy this year's Sinulog because i was diagnosed with amoebiasis. I don't know where i've got that bacteria but one thing's for sure i got pissed because it stopped me from enjoying the city's party. i stayed in the hospital for like a week and the telly's remote control was my only bestfriend. (i am just exaggerating, my bestfriend visited me though)

moving on, while i was lying there on that bed, i promised myself an after party. i was thinking , i need to celebrate life as i am still alive (but at the back of my mind i know i was just looking for some excuse: and in this case it was soooo damn lame hahaha). sinulog night came and friends bombarded me with text messages on how they've enjoyed the night. i envied them :(

and so... after a week of medication, 13 bags of IV fluids, non-stop blood pressure tests and monitored temperature & stool... time for revenge (should i type in: wicked laugh? i did anyways)

we went to pipeline for some chillaxin' night. I had my first taste of GPS & we enjoyed the food and the night as well.

*my tagay :)

* ice cold beers

* pipeline's gambas (quite salty though but still great)

*pipe's chiken buffalo wings (this one's amazing 2 thumbs up)

*pipe's onion rings (one of my favorites)

* with friends

Pipeline Cebu located @ 479-E Archbishop Reyes Ave. Cebu 6000


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

random happenings

it's been almost 5 months since the last time that i posted something on this blog. a lot of things had happened. i left my previous company, pedor & i went to siquijor for my birthday celebration/our summer getaway, i transferred to another company, i am no longer taking calls, i have watched a movie alone, i have learned to love korean food, i've met new people, i've already talked to people whom i haven't talked to before, i've been to STK, discovered new food from different restaurants, learned that i will never get to love kimchi, my friend ladin already gave birth to a baby boy, experienced going on SL & VL with my new company, finally got to spend time with au2x, learned a lot of new things from an ISP's point of view, just had a new LCD monitor (yey), went back to dumaguete for team's teambuilding, visited apo island and soooooo much more.


breaking my hiatus

Welcome Back Comments

I'M BACK! what more can i say? well, i've got a lot of new stories to tell. new job, new people, new experiences... and trust me, this life ain't boring me yet! :)


Sunday, May 9, 2010

be sure to know the difference

What is love? Are your palms sweaty, is your heart racing, and is your voice caught within your chest? - it isn't love, it's like. You can't keep your eyes or hands off of them, am I right? - it isn't love, it's lust. Are you proud, and eager to show them off? - it isn't love, it's pride. Do you want them because you know they're there? - it isn't love, it's loneliness. Are you there because it's what everyone wants? - it isn't love, it's loyalty. Are you there because they kissed you, or held your hand? - it isn't love, it's low confidence. Do you stay for their confessions of love, because you don't want to hurt them? - it isn't love, it's pity. Do you belong to them because their sight makes your heart skip a beat? - it isn't love, it's infatuation. Do you pardon their faults because you care about them? - it isn't love, it's friendship. Do you tell them every day that they are the only one you think of? - it isn't love, it's a lie. Are you willing to give all of your favorite things for their sake? - it isn't love, it's charity. Does your heart ache and break when they're sad? - then it's love. Do you cry for their pain, even when they're strong? - then it's love. Do their eyes see your true heart, and touch your soul so deeply it hurts? - then it's love. Do you stay because a blinding incomprehensible mix of pain and relation pulls you close and holds you there? - then it's love. Do you accept their faults because they're part of who they are? then it's love. Are you attracted to others, but stay with them faithfully without regret? - then it's love. Would you give them your heart, your life, your death? Think about it for a second. -anonymous-


Sunday, April 18, 2010


'i love you' means that i accept you for the person that you are and that i do not wish to change you into someone else. it means that i do not expect perfection from you - just as you do not expect it from me. it means that i will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times.

it means loving you when you're in a bad mood or too tired to do the things i want to do. it means loving you when you're down - not just when you're fun to be with. 'i love you' means that i know your deepest secrets and do not judge you for them - asking in return only that you do not judge me for mine. it means that i care enough to fight for what we have and that i love enough not to let go. it means thinking of you, dreaming of you, wanting and needing you constantly, and hoping that you feel the same way for me. -anonymous-


Thursday, March 11, 2010

How To Greet Death

Greet death
With your hands in your pockets,
Slouched back, cool,
Collected, and confident.
Wear a hint of a grin
And a dash of cologne.
Say What took you so long?
Say You're behind the times, man.
Say Dead is the new black.
Coffin is the new condo.
Pallor is the new tan.
La vida muerta.

Greet death
With a fistful of black-eyed susans,
Butterflies in your stomach,
And two tickets to tomorrow's sunrise.
Wear your father's cufflinks
And your mother's wedding ring.
Say I brought these for you, babe.
Say Kiss me, kiss me.
Say But wait until the sun comes up.
Just until daybreak.
I want to show you something.
Hasta le muerte, te amo.

Greet death
With a knife at your own neck,
Chin up, throat bared,
Cardiac in overdrive.
Wear nothing.
Wear nothing.
Say Bring it on motherfucker!
Say Only on my terms.
Say nothing
And open your throat.
And bleed to completion.
El final, el final, el final.

by: Gabriel Gadfly


Thursday, February 18, 2010

food trippin'

food tripping! nom nom nom... my sister paw cooked something for dinner because she and her hubby is having dinner with us tonight. she prepared her own version of chicken halang-halang (mine's more yummy though...hehe) and chicken liver and gizzard adobo.

paw's version of chicken halang-halang

paw's chicken liver and gizzard adobo

late this afternoon i went to the grocery store (robinsons, talisay) as i'm already running out of hair conditioner. i passed by these lovely looking cheese sticks so i grabbed a pack. after dinner i asked paw to fry it. too bad i forgot to buy a dip. i forgot the brand name but this one's really great as the wrapper is not that salty. you'll really get to enjoy the saltiness of the cheese instead of just the wrapper.

and of course my all time favorite cinnamon roll (buns). i bought one from Anitas for less than a hundred and this is already good for 5-6 person. this one is soft and sweet, and i am sooo lovin' the dried fruits on it.


Saturday, February 6, 2010


“Some people never say the words ‘I love you’. It’s not their style to be so bold. Some people never say those words: ‘I love you’ But, like a child, they’re longing to be told.”
Paul Simon


Thursday, February 4, 2010


You will hear it over the radio, it's constantly being flash on telly, most talk shows are gabbing about it. And yes it will be Saint Valentines day once again. I'm overly excited as I will be celebrating it this year with a special someone. Though I'm not planning on having an expensive date or expecting a gigantic bouquet, a hug and a kiss for v-day would be more than enough. knowing the benefits this simple act of romance could bring, i could celebrate vday everyday. lucky for me, i can have these simple pleasures 7 days a week.

10 Power Benefits From Hugs:

1. Reduces harmful physical effects of stress;
2. Calms deep pressure, tantrums, and mellows moodiness;
3. Helps the body’s immune system, cures depression, and induces sleep;
4. It’s invigorating and rejuvenating;
5. Increases heart rate and stabilizes blood pressure;
6. Gives a positive emotional state;
7. Brings out a surge of serotonine and dopamine, which are known as “feel good” brain chemicals.
8. Relieves pain, makes you healthier and happier;
9. It helps overcome fear; and
10. It’s a miracle drug

10 Health Benefits of Kissing:

1. Kissing is good for the heart, as it creates an adrenaline which causes your heart to pump more blood around your body.
2. Kissing is a known stress-reliever. Passionate kissing relieves tension, reduces negative energy and produces a sense of well being, lowering your cortisol ‘stress’ hormone.
3. The endorphins produced by kissing are 200 times more powerful than morphine.
4. Kissing uses 30 facial muscles and it helps keep the facial muscles tight, preventing baggy cheeks! The tension in the muscles caused by a passionate kiss helps smooth the skin and increases the circulation.
5. During a kiss, natural antibiotics are secreted in the saliva. Also, the saliva contains a type of anesthetic that helps relieve pain.
6. Kissing reduces anxiety and stops the ‘noise’ in your mind. It increases the levels of oxytocin, an extremely calming hormone that produces a feeling of peace.
7. Kissing is great for self-esteem. It makes you feel appreciated and helps your state of mind.
8. Those who kiss quite frequently are less likely to suffer from stomach, bladder and blood infections.
9. Those who kiss their partner goodbye each morning live five years longer than those who don’t.
10. Kissing burns calories, 2-3 calories a minute and can double your metabolic rate. Research claims that three passionate kisses a day (at least lasting 20 seconds each) will cause you to loose an entire extra pound!

info from factoidz


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

pinatikai: tattoo expo 2010