Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #11: Aliw Theater

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Aliw Theater at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ginger Flower/Today's Flowers #30

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Red Ginger [Alpinia purpurata]
Also known as Ostrich Plume, Pink Cone Ginger, Jungle King

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.  ~John Ruskin

Linked to Today's Flowers

Friday, February 25, 2011

Combo plate

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A little bit of everything---pasta, breaded fish fillet and French fries from Almon Marina.

Linked to Food Trip Friday and Food Friday

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Signs: Take it slow

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Little Jake:  Mom, my classmates say that I look like a werewolf.  Is it true?
Mom:  Be quiet and comb your face!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Midweek Blues: Cats for sale

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I don't know much about cats but I think this is a cute pair.  These two were for sale for almost US$100 each.  I hope they ended up in a good home.

Posted for Midweek Blues

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #10: Duranta repens

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  • Botanical Name: Duranta erecta ‘Geisha Girl’ or ‘Sweet Memories’ (synonym: Duranta repens)
  • Common Name: Pigeon Berry, Golden Dewdrop, Skyflower
Spotted this shrub abundant with small globose yellow berries along the highway in Davao City, near Malagos Garden Resort.  Golden Dewdrop are cultivated as ornamental plant, and the blossoms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The berries and leaves, however, are toxic, and are confirmed to have killed children, dogs and cats.  However, songbirds eat the fruits without ill effects. (source:  Wikipedia)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pink Lantana/Today's Flowers #29

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Dwarf Pink lantana
Lantana montevidensis

This is a fast growing, spreading perennial, treated as an annual in cooler areas. Flowers profusely throughout the summer, attracting butterflies. Leaves are 1 inch long, dark green, with coarsely toothed edges. The light pink blooms appear in domed clusters, covering the plant from summer to frost. Thrives with full sun, low moisture and poor soil. Withstands salt spray too.  Poisonous; foliage contact can irritate skin.

"There are poisons that blind you, and poisons that open your eyes." 

~ August Strindberg

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Posted for Today's Flowers

Friday, February 18, 2011

Walnut Crusted Fish

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This is the other dish I got at the Cookbook Kitchen in Eastwood---Walnut Crusted Fish with mango sauce.  Unfortunately, I was disenchanted with this dish.  The fish fillet had no distinctive flavor, the breading was too thick, and the walnuts didn't enhance the flavor.  The mango sauce was the only redeeming factor of the dish.  But it looks good, 'no?:p  

 Posted for Food Friday and Food Trip Friday

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Signs: Puppy Love

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One of the pet stations at the grounds of Eastwood Mall---with toilet paper and  Dogs and the City sign.

Linking to Signs, Signs hosted by Lesley

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Midweek Blues: Twilight

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Twilight at the Picnic Grove
overlooking Taal volcano and lake
in Tagaytay City.

Posted for Midweek Blues

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #9: Embraceable

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Prized yellow stuffed toys hanging from a kiosk in Star City, a theme park in Pasay City.  These are perfect gifts for V-day, too.:p 

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Wishing you a Happy Valentine's day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Red Passion Flower/Today's Flowers #28

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Red Passion Flower [Passiflora manicata]
Passion makes the world go round.  Love just makes it a safer place.  
~ Ice T

Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted for Today's Flowers

Friday, February 11, 2011

Korean pasta

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I have no idea what this pasta dish is called in Korean.  The sauce has squid, cabbage and possibly chili powder, a lot of it.  It was excessively spicy I've lost all feeling on my tongue!  I love spicy food but couldn't tolerate this one.  And I made a mistake of sipping cheap sake to cool off my burning tongue.  It tasted like a 3-day old tuba, an alcoholic drink from the sap of coconut tree that turns sour after 2 to 3 days---so different from the sake I had before.

This was my Korean misadventure.

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I'm linking to Food Friday and Food Trip Friday

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Signs: Below Zero

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This restaurant is near the tract oval where I run/walk after work. I had maki and miso soup during this visit.  Haven't checked out their beers yet.:p

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Linked to Signs, Signs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Midweek Blues: Rear Window

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Not the Hitchcock kind. This is the rear window of a 16th century church in Santa Maria with a wisp of blue and white curtain.

This is linked to Midweek Blues

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #8: Breakfast

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Bring some crispy fried beef, eggs and coffee...garlic crab meat fried rice is on the house.

Posted for  Mellow Yellow Monday

Sunday, February 6, 2011

White Phlox/Today's Flowers #27

Purity of the heart is blooming the same colors in the middle of the wilderness when no one sees you. 
~ Vanna Bonta

This is linked to Today's Flowers

Friday, February 4, 2011

Tofu with coconut milk

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Tofu with vegetables and coconut milk from Jatujak, a Thai restaurant.  Not my choice and I didn't like it.  I find the combination of string beans, young corn and other veggies a bit strange.  The young corn was also chewy.  But my friend S wanted her tofu and veggies---I think she felt guilty for eating crispy pata at lunch.:p

Posted for Food Friday and Food Trip Friday

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Signs: Need a challenge?

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Join the battle of the brains
at Hobbes & Landes in Bonifacio High Street.

Posted for Signs, Signs

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Midweek Blues: Lantern

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A stained glass lantern hanging from a reed fence at Bag of Beans, a coffee shop, bakery and restaurant, in Tagaytay.

Posted for Midweek Blues