Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Craving for Pinoy foods? Experience the taste of ELIAS.
Located at Bonifacio High Street,
the authentic Filipino dishes are made even tasteful and flavorful in large
serving, good for a family and a group. A bit pricy but worthy. You can the
find the place comfortable with some elegant art paintings in the wall. Taguig City
Check out the food.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Have a nice barbecue experience at ‘Cue Modern Barbecue located at Bonifacio High Street Central. Choose your own meat and flavorful sauces & toppings. Just tell them how you want it done.
It was one rainy Sunday evening when we went at the place. We’re lucky to have that roundtable available for five as seats inside were nearly filled. View from afar is the decorated fountain set in the platform outside. Choices of newly opened shops and other food houses beside the venue are available for visit.
‘Cue is a good place for some chillax moments having a nice food and beverages lineup. From Pasta to Steak, from Teas to Wines, they have it.
The Menu card is well presented. We had Crunchy Baby Squid for the start. Perfect with some beer, right? So why not indulge.
Wild Arugula salad is fine but I’m not a fan. (The natural taste of the leaves is too strong for me.)
I enjoyed their Spicy Fried Wings which was served hot. The yummy Baby Back Ribs was juicy and tender.
Cajun Blackened Salmon Steak was perfectly dipped in oatmeal mash with some green on the side.
There will be a second time.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Many are still coping from the recent flood that hit the nation. Is it the climate change? Is it the people who don't care for their environment or those officials who don't fulfill their duties? Okay, blame it to the dam.
Our journey is still on. I'm re-posting below verse just to motivate.
LIWANAG SA DILIM
Kung sa'yong paghakbang ay mayroong humadlang
Hatakin kang pilit sa madilim na daan
Ulirat' lakas sinakop ng kawalan
pagasang bitbit mawawalan ba nang saysay
Lugmok ang katawan isip tila walang malay
Binalot ng takot kaloobang lupaypay
Sa isang sulok ng kadilimang parisukat
Walang kaakibat ni isa mang balikat
Sa sadlak na pangarap ba'y magsasawalang kibo
Di ba't likas na tapang ay nasa iyong dugo
Sarili'y ibangon humayo kang nakatayo
Yaong liwanag na mithi ay di na nalalayo
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
THE KEY TO BEING EXCELLENT AT ANYTHING
I'm not aiming to be on top but at least to excel on what I do best. We want that - success!
There are times we fail. There are times we nearly give up when everything fall out of place. Yest it's hard if you let yourself stuck in the shadow. REACH OUT!
"It's possible to build any given skill or capacity in the same systematic way we do a muscle: push part your comfort zone, and then rest."
If you want to be really good at something, it's going to involve relentlessly pushing past your comfort zone, as well as frustration, struggle, setbacks and failures. That's true as long as you want to continue to improve, or even maintain a high level of excellence. The reward is that being really good at something you've earned through your own hard work can be immensely satisfying.
Here, then, are the six keys to achieving excellence that you might want to consider:
1. Pursue what you love. Passion is an incredible motivator. It fuels focus, resilience, and perseverance.
2. Do the hardest work first. We all move instinctively toward pleasure and away from pain. Most great performers, Ericsson and others have found, delay gratification and take on the difficult work of practice in the mornings, before they do anything else. That's when most of us have the most energy and the fewest distractions.
3. Practice intensely, without interruption for short periods of no longer than 90 minutes and then take a break. Ninety minutes appears to be the maximum amount of time that we can bring the highest level of focus to any given activity. The evidence is equally strong that great performers practice no more than 4 ½ hours a day.
4. Seek expert feedback, in intermittent doses. The simpler and more precise the feedback, the more equipped you are to make adjustments. Too much feedback, too continuously can create cognitive overload, increase anxiety, and interfere with learning.
5. Take regular renewal breaks. Relaxing after intense effort not only provides an opportunity to rejuvenate, but also to metabolize and embed learning. It's also during rest that the right hemisphere becomes more dominant, which can lead to creative breakthroughs.
6. Ritualize practice. Will and discipline are wildly overrated. As the researcher Roy Baumeister has found, none of us have very much of it. The best way to insure you'll take on difficult tasks is to build rituals -- specific, inviolable times at which you do them, so that over time you do them without having to squander energy thinking about them.
Monday, July 9, 2012
This post is based on the article that caught my interest, written by Peter Hoare, a screenwriter and a magazine columnist. It's all about Relaxation. HOW TECHNOLOGY IS MAKING US MISS OUT ON LIFE.
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”-Ferris Bueller
Blame it to technology (I just can't). As said, it's a fast changing world so bear with it. The Social Media, you have it. But still, you have the options. Get life and be productive!
Hoare said Relaxation is now becoming a lost art. Take this one.
Old people can sit on a stoop, sip a glass of iced tea and just, well, be. They don’t feel the need to Instagram their view from the porch. They don’t need to tweet, “This iced tea sucks a fat one! LoLz!” They don’t check in at “Jeb’s Porch.” They can just sit, decompress, think, reflect, relax. How many of us can do the same?
Try to go outside and look around, most of the people are on their phone. In the Bar, Restaurants, Beaches and other areas designated for relaxation, are people do talk to each other more? I bet everybody is updating the Facebook status to say "At the beach!". How many letters do you currently write? Just go chatting, that's easy. (So now I'm guilty!)
Why don't get into physical activities rather than spending the day in your laptop.
We all love technology, we shouldn't give it up, we're in a modern world. But, like everything in life, MODERATION is the key! Too much use can distract us from real life.
Hoare's point - appreciate the moments in real time.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Summer is gone already but no one can stop the heat in this surf-themed restaurant along C5-Pasig area called
The place is accessible and a good spot for some acquaintances. Alongside of the shop is Starbucks so you can have your coffee after your dining. Some foods in the menu are not available during our visit but our orders are good enough for some feel at home dining treat.
Have your 13 flavors of mouthwatering buffalo wings and other savory things where it’s always sunny and surf-happy.
Enjoy your dining!
Estimated budget: P125/meal
Sunrise Buckets, The Grove by Rockwell
Retail 2A, The Pavilion, C-5
Pasig City, Metro Manila
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
We were looking for a nice place to eat in one rainy Saturday afternoon when crossed at the Veranda side of the mall and found this not so big restaurant yet interesting menu list.
8 Spices Thai Cuisine, The Home of the authentic Thai Cuisine serves a wide variety of food that will definitely enjoy by us, Pinoy. As we all know, Thai food is usually (very) strong and flavorful. I remember sometimes ago when I dined at Thai at Silk in Serendra, The Fort.
Just by looking at their menu was enough to get me salivating. Got noticed the ceiling, nice!
It’s time to fill in.
Plating was done good, very detailed. (though wala akong alam sa ganun)
I enjoyed their Thai Spring Rolls, veggies wrapped in crispy. It was malinamnam, (ayos!)
The Bagoong Fried Rice is quite good. The taste was complimented with green mango strips and pork bits on the side. (Pwede na kahit walang ulam)
Thai Spare Ribs with Garlic is fine. Pwedeng balik-balikan!
I would love to try their other specialties next time.
Budget: P200 - P500
8 Spices Thai Cuisine, Robinsons Galleria
2/F The Veranda, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave.
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
We are all rooting for Jessica Sanchez I guess but will Phillip Phillips be another in a line of WGWG, i.e. White Guys With Guitars, who will charm the voters? Or will Jessica steal the hearts of the viewers, the little girl with the big voice?
WHO WILL TAKE THE CROWN?
This is AMERICAN IDOL.
The Finale recap:
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Scan your finger… discover your mood!
This one (called it crap and old, yeah!) that I really enjoy is an application available for your iPhone/iPod/Ipad.
Simply put your finger on the scanner, then watch. It scans and verifies your fingerprint. It can actually validate your mood and emotion of the very moment. In Love? Relaxed? Sad? This will tell you so!
I don’t know how it works, but fun isn’t it?
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Everyone is panicking about this hot weather condition and it's getting hotter and hotter.
May I have your 60 seconds, improve your day with some facts as compiled by askmen.com and I hope these would give you a dose of cooling effect.
"Holding a gun or knife makes you appear larger."
"Baboons can recognize words."
"The left side of your face is your "good side.""
"A beer belly comes from binging, not necessarily beer drinking."
"Writing about your anxiety makes you better at test-taking."
"Some facial muscles actually do illustrate a speaker's truthfulness."
"Tetris lessens the impact of traumatic events."
"Niceness is partially genetic."
"Thinking about sex makes you take more risks."
"Migraines are linked to impotence."
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Fasting this past Lenten Week and now craving.
Sing-init ng summer ang sarap na matikman ang mga pagkaing nakahain!
So I’m ready for some food tripping the metro has to offer. It was recently that I discovered Milky & Sunny in
and now I learned there’s more food shop and restaurants along the streets where it is located. Pasig
Specializing in premium, hand crafted, traditional German sausages and deli meats, POCO DELI is a newly opened shop to chill and have a cool dining experience. A bit small but the warm atmosphere inside is good enough for the stay.
The appetizing wide variety of food in the menu (literally, malaki yung menu list nila) shows that only the premium, fresh, all natural, prime meats are being served.
Want some wine? Just ask the crew.
Poco Deli, Pasig
21 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo
Pasig City, Metro Manila