February 24, 2015

I Got Stripes

I've talked about change on this blog more than I can imagine. I like talking about stuff I'm not very comfortable with, it takes away the nerves and all the irrelevant shit that comes with facing one's fears. In line with welcoming the new month, I also plan to implement minor changes in my life. Baby steps! For one, I vow (naks!) to update this blog's content as often as I can! I have a ton of backlogged entries on my recent travels, recipes and whatnots that I haven't gotten into yet. Starting next month, no procrastinating! That goes for work, too. I've already started several projects to give me a good head start for the year, and they're doing great, if I do say so myself. I just hope I get to sustain this level of positive energy, as I'm not a very optimistic person, all throughout the year. 

Since I was hospitalized last year, I also had to make drastic changes on my diet and my sleeping habits. Can you believe I'm a morning person now? I've been eating three times a day and I also make sure that I drink lots of water, ack! I hate water because it's boring. But what can I do, I'm supposed to take in 8 glasses a day, huhu. I also want to take more photos of myself so if I ever become ugly one day because of all the smoking and binge drinking, I get to look at old photos and show them to friends as proof that I was once pretty, lol. PS, I'm going easy on the ciggies, too. The drinking? Maybe next year. 

January 26, 2015

I'll Bleed For You

Sooooooo, I finally got a new tattoo! I hope my Mom doesn't read my blog 'cause I haven't told her yet, meh. I wasn't supposed to blog about the experience but I had a really awesome time during my session. Awesome enough to share here! This won't take long, I promise. I had the procedure done last Friday. I asked a friend to drive me to Dyun's place because it will be extremely inconvenient for me to take public transpo after it's done. We headed to Fairview (also FARview) and we got lost along the way but eventually found Dyun's studio. First thing he told us was to take our shoes off before entering his studio, I think that's very relevant.

Inside the studio, everything was so neat, clean and organized. I can tell Dyun is OC, lol. We talked about customizing my design some more and I had to rethink the area on where I initially wanted it. I originally wanted the design on my forearm but my forearm is so skinny it compromises the design. I like the fact that Dyun was educating me all throughout my decision making process. He was also telling me about possible repercussions should I choose to have an intricate design on a small area. Taking everything in consideration, I decided to have it on my lower leg instead. He printed the designed and placed the stencil on my leg. He asked me to look at it and check if I was satisfied, and hell I was. I love it! I told him that we should get it on, lol. 

January 22, 2015

Food Diary : World Class Persian Kabab

If you were to eat only three cuisines in your life, what would they be? A lot of people ask me this question all the time, and for the most part, I've always answered : Filipino, Japanese and Persian. I think at some point I thought of replacing Persian with Italian cuisine, but no, can't let go of my beloved Persian addiction. Though I was wondering if I had cheat days, I would definitely go for Italian.

When I was still lurking at the bottom of the pit called the corporate world, my friends and I would frequent this Persian place along E. Rodriguez because of the price and the food. That was before I discovered there's a whole different planet of Persian restaurants out there. Aaaand, that was about 4 years ago. I think my palate has matured since then. Even if the food seems mediocre at best, I still have a certain affinity for this place because of the memories built around it. Even if I say the food is mediocre, it surely is worth the mediocre amount of money you'll spend.