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Manic Friday!

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Today is Friday,and we all know how exciting weekends can get.But me,I was so busy the whole day.I woke up a bit late because Whale Wars on Discovery channel hypnotized me and before I knew it,it was already 5am.

Anyway,I had to bring some stuff to the hospital because my granny’s still there.After my quick visit,my cousin tagged along and we went to SM Batangas to buy some food that we’ll be preparing for dinner.When we got back from the supermarket,my business partner called me and asked me if I could bring our stuff to Santo Tomas,Batangas,a good 45 minute drive from my place.I don’t have a choice because they’ll be needing it tomorrow for our first gig.I asked me cousin to join me on a trip to Santo Tomas and we swooshed there like a speeding bullet an in no time,where back again.

We started preparing our food after our quick trip and after an hour,we got ourselves home-made salisbury steak and dim sum for dinner.Check it out.

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March 26, 2011 at 7:59 am

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Let’s make the world a better place.

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Have you ever had a vision of a better world?A world where no man have to walk barefooted?

The people behind Ancilla had.

For a period of time,one of the major problems all over the world is poverty,and in order to come up with a solution,individuals who are fortunate enough and willing to make a change tried their best to raise awareness in their own ways.Some created organizations,some anonymously made generous donations.Others preach,others learn.What’s important is,whatever it may be,helping someone is a good thing,and it makes us feel a whole lot better.

A lot of country,or almost every country all over the world share the same predicament.Specially nowadays,when a lot of disasters are happening all over the globe.There’s a war going on in some parts of the world,and just recently,a massive number of  tsunami waves destroyed not just houses and establishments in Japan,but lives as well.I know it’s easier said than done,helping everyone in need.But why lose hope?If we can’t help everyone,why not try helping at least one.It will make a change.Remember back in 2009,when Typhoon Ondoy flooded the streets of Metro Manila,devastating lives of millions of Filipinos?people all over the country,all over the world helped us get back on our feet.I remember how much people were touched by the event,and how willing they were to be of assistance.It was an overwhelming sight,we Filipinos call in “Bayanihan”.Now that other people are in need,why stop there?

We,we’re not yet done,we’re barely even beginning.That is the reason we created Ancilla,to help children and family in Batangas City,and all over the world by providing them their needs,may it be shoes,clothes,supplies or food.We try to put smiles on other people’s faces.On April 5,2011,Ancilla will join TOMS “One Day Without Shoes” movement by donating shoes or money and walking barefooted to raise awareness to the people of Batangas City,that a lot of people,specially children,are living their lives everyday without any kind of footwear to use.If any of you are willing to help,go to Hot & Cold Cafe,make a donation,and register for the event.Hot & Cold Cafe is situated in Kumintang Ilaya,Batangas City,beside Monterey meatshop.

Help us make the world a better place.

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March 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm

food trip on a friday night

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What’s the best thing to do when you’re at home on a friday night,low on cash,and you got a new movie and tv series with you?make some home-made pizza.My brother chopped a couple of ham,bacon,and cheesy franks while I prepare the sauce.We don’t have pizza dough so we used some bread loaf instead.After putting the sauce,some cheese,the ham,bacon and franks,we topped it up with more cheese.It wasn’t the first time for me to make pizza,I’ve done that before when I was still in college that’s why I have an idea on how to prepare it.

While enjoying the food,we watched the Green Hornet and a few episodes of Boardwalk Empire.

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March 14, 2011 at 7:05 am

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grilling galore.

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A couple of nights ago,my brother and I were so bored that we decided to prepare some food instead of going outside.We had a visitor so my grandmother got out some chicken from the fridge.She told me to do whatever I want as long as its good,and I obliged.I prepared the ingredients and marinated the chicken.We got ourselves chicken kebab.

Why stop there?I said to myself.If we’ll be grilling,why not grill more food.While marinating the chicken,my brother and I went to the grocery store to get barbecue sticks and teriyaki.We got back and prepared the teriyaki,and some hotdogs,and started grilling the food.We bought a few beers to compliment our food.

 

All in all it was a great night.

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March 14, 2011 at 6:54 am

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Food Love

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I’m thinking of creating unique cuisines,infusing different flavors of both western and eastern dishes.Good thing about cooking is that you’ll be able to experience a different kind of sensation and satisfaction.I don’t have a proper background in culinary arts but I love food and I know what a good food tastes like.My cooking style may be unorthodox but I’m confident that I have skills.I’ve mastered some Italian,a number of western,and a lot of Asian cuisines including ours.And starting today,I’m planning to document each and every dish I’ll be preparing.Maybe share some of my knowledge with the food preparation.

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March 8, 2011 at 7:08 am

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Kill or be killed.

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Been a while.The thing is,I got so hooked reading Battle Royale.When I was a kid,I was one of anime’s biggest fans.I would wait for a new episode of Dragonball Z every week with my cousins.We even rented VHS tapes of it.Then I grew up.I just stopped watching cartoons,I stopped reading comics,and I stopped playing toys and video games.What brought me back into reading comics,i don’t really have a clue.I guess I wanted to get away from the reality and enjoy the feeling of being a kid again.A part of me always tells me that people grow up,but never forget how it feels like to be young.That’s the least we can do when the going gets tough.I never stopped reading books,I do not want to stop learning things.But I didn’t realized that my cravings will lead me back to my childhood.I’m very much aware of the fact that a lot of people,young and old,even professionals share the same passion.For me,it’s their choice.As long as they’re happy and they’re not stepping on anybody’s toes,they can do whatever they want.So here I am,savoring the last few pages of one of the best written manga of all time,Battle Royale.

Honestly speaking,I prefer reading westernized comics books than manga.Sure they have a lot of titles that established their competitive existence in the literary world,like Pokemon,Dragon Ball Z,Slam dunk,Naruto and more.But i prefer reading a comic book with a creative storyline.Sure,the artwork should count,but I’m more concerned with the execution of the story,the characters’ connection to the reader,and the style of a comic book’s storytelling.Battle Royale hits the right spots for me.I never read such a disturbing,yet hard hitting story since The Walking Dead.I must say,I’ve seen the movie,but the manga is definitely a serious piece of work.A masterpiece.I know some of you heard the story,some of you read it.Battle Royale is a story of 42 9th grade students isolated in an island to battle until only 1 survivor remains.All the students can be located and heard using a collar-like device that will explode if no one dies in a period of 24 hours.The thing about Battle Royale is it hits you right in the gutter.The story is so heavy that you sometimes hope that the next page of the book,it’s just a bad dream.That’s the beauty of it,the story frightens you,yet you still find hope in every turning point of the story.And the lines were amazingly written,you can actually feel the connection of every character.Sometimes you just want to shout at the character and save him/her from a disaster waiting to happen.I don’t wanna hand out spoilers to you so just read it and see for yourself.Though the series is obviously suggested for mature readers and really disturbing,I can say this is one of Japan’s finest.It can be controversially misunderstood by a lot of readers but it definitely is a masterpiece.

Reading it made me value a lot of things,life,love,friendship,loyalty and a different point of view.Thank you for creating Battle Royale.

By the way,Battle Royale was created by Koushun Takami and Masayuki Taguchi.

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March 4, 2011 at 5:43 am

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