graphic artist. love food.love films. love music. I'm not a writer so pardon my english.

 

Someone recently followed me here on tumblr and usually I go check their page posts if they share the same passion or if it’s interesting enough so I could also follow back. I opened my account in my office computer and there were coworkers behind me doing some siesta time then I got the biggest shock of my life to see that the page was porn! My computer screen at the office is big so imagine how huge her posts nude / explicit pictures that popped in my screen, my heart skipped a beat, and in my peripheral vision some of my coworkers started to whisper at each other, oh well. Lesson learned: Tumblr is not so innocent and never open someone else’s blog page in the office computer.

GINGER ALL THE WAY!

I harvested my ginger today to make room for my calamansi plant, I felt bad because the leaves were thriving despite the storms we’re experiencing and they smell really nice and its not yet fully matured, but good in a way because this is the first time I grew something and it had good results now we have baby gingers for our next homemade ginger ale, yey!

GINGER ALL THE WAY!

I harvested my ginger today to make room for my calamansi plant, I felt bad because the leaves were thriving despite the storms we’re experiencing and they smell really nice and its not yet fully matured, but good in a way because this is the first time I grew something and it had good results now we have baby gingers for our next homemade ginger ale, yey!

Steamed dory w/ veggies &cinnamon *success* roll.Dinner is served. :) #kitchenstory

Steamed dory w/ veggies &cinnamon *success* roll.Dinner is served. :) #kitchenstory

I saw my daughter flipping through the glossy pages of a magazine, well avon catalog to be exact, but I just find it so cute how she looks at every page with such seriousness as if she could read already.

I saw my daughter flipping through the glossy pages of a magazine, well avon catalog to be exact, but I just find it so cute how she looks at every page with such seriousness as if she could read already.

Ramen Craze List

I love noodles, it’s my comfort food ever since I was a child I would cook maggi instant noodles for breakfast or merienda sometimes when I’m sick I would request my mama to cook noodles for me and to make it extra special she would add sesame oil in my noodle broth and it would tastes much better :) also one of my fondest memories was when my mama’s friends who resides in Japan would visit and give us pasalubong aside from the soaps and lotion I would anticipate the big nissin cup noodle, one time I ate it all by myself, a big steaming bowl of nissin and I finished it all down to the last sip even if my mama insisted that I share it with my brother, lucky for me my brother is not fond of noodles. The Ramen Craze has hit Manila since last year, I’m so happy because I get to try different varieties of ramen, some are even close to the authentic Japanese ramen, well one Japanese blogger said it so it must be legit. I’ve tried some of these ramen and so far here are my thoughts.

1. Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen

This is the first ramen house that I tried, I had their Ajitama Tonkotsu. The first sip of the broth was heaven in my mouth, I never had broth tastes like that before, rich and flavorful.

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2. Kichitora of Tokyo Ramen

This is my second ramen house and tried their best seller Paitan ramen, I always try the best seller if I’m trying the restaurant for the first time just to be safe, that or something with chicken. The Paitan Ramen has a very creamy and rich flavor. Kitchitora’s broth was made from chicken while tonkotsu of Ikkoryu was made from pork broth. I read somewhere that Kitchitora was a concept restaurant by a group of Filipinos but with Japanese partners and that the recipes that they brought were a compilation of ramen from the different parts of Japan, so I guess they took into consideration the local taste that’s why it’s more palatable to me. Since I love their ramen broths Ive tried 3 dishes from them, Paitan, Hokkaido Miso and my favorite the Tan Tan Mien Ramen. Tan tan mien  is a little spicy with a very flavorful nutty broth because of the sesame, this is still my no. 1 ramen so far.

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pictures grabbed from kichitora fb page

3. Mitsuyado Sei-Men

Although they offer ramen, their specialty is Tsukemen and I had to try it, I ordered the Karashi tsukemen (recommended by the lady waiting on us) while my friend ordered their famous cheese tsukemen. 1 word YUMMY! I just asked some of my friend’s cheese to add to my noodles and voila 2 in 1 flavor :P been meaning to go back but just can’t find the time I also want to try their ramen plus beside their resto is a japanese bakery.

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4. Ramen Daisho

Their specialty broth is made from black chicken or Ukokkei, I ordered  Hakata tonkotsu chasu men, it has a clean taste not very creamy like Kichitora’s but still flavorful, a japanese blogger recommended Daisho for their Miso ramen so maybe next time I’ll try that. :)

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5. Tampopo Ramen

I enjoyed watching that movie- Tampopo meaning "dandelion" :) anyway back to ramen another tonkotsu based broth but they’re using top grade black pig according to them. I ordered the deluxe hakodate ramen and my hubby ordered deluxe tampopo black pig ramen. I like my order it has a very flavorful broth, but it had that after taste that doesn’t agree with me (medyo malansa) also I love menma in my ramen so I had an additional order of it however if I compare the menma of Kichitora, Daisho and Ikkoryu with their menma it was a dissapointment it has a hint of a sour taste and the texture is very soft as supposed to the chewy with a little bite texture. Also Mar’s ramen was the spicy one but the chili overpowered the broth of the ramen so it’s a little sad.

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Special Mention: Though its not the typical ramen house this is my go to ramen to fill my ramen cravings :)

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Kimono Ken : Miso Ramen, love the broth of this lowly noodle dish lots of onions, crunchy bean sprouts and it has a generous amount of minced pork, I just like the over all taste and texture.

So here are some of the Ramen houses that I have yet to try:

1. Ramen Santouka

2. Ippudo

3. Hanamaruken Ramen

4. Ramen Nagi

5. Ukokkei Ramen Ron

6. Yushoken

7. Wrong Ramen

I might try Ippudo next :)

Trying a themed outfit for today, it’s inspired by one of my favorite anime KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (^^,) the cardigan, jeans, and blouse pics were grabbed from net but the pieces I’m wearing now actually looks exactly the same as the pics above (except for the size of the blouse hehe :P ) shoes is red ballet flats from figlia and my ever so old and beloved black beaded drop earrings. :)

Trying a themed outfit for today, it’s inspired by one of my favorite anime KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (^^,) the cardigan, jeans, and blouse pics were grabbed from net but the pieces I’m wearing now actually looks exactly the same as the pics above (except for the size of the blouse hehe :P ) shoes is red ballet flats from figlia and my ever so old and beloved black beaded drop earrings. :)

I bought this book back in 2006 or 07, I tried to read it when I first bought it but I just kept on putting it somewhere then I would forget all about it. It’s one of those books that are meant to be read when one is prepared to fully savor it’s content, almost 8 years have passed and I finally flipped the last page, I’m not sorry that I just finished it now it’s actually a perfect timing because I feel like I’m on a phase of wondering. Line that I liked was -
People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.
There’s a lot of good lines but this hits home for me because I tend to be afraid or doubtful of trying something that is outside of my comfort zone.
Next book in line: 100 Years of Solitude, another book I can’t seem to finish :P I’ll try harder this time as a tribute to the author since he passed away this year :)

I bought this book back in 2006 or 07, I tried to read it when I first bought it but I just kept on putting it somewhere then I would forget all about it. It’s one of those books that are meant to be read when one is prepared to fully savor it’s content, almost 8 years have passed and I finally flipped the last page, I’m not sorry that I just finished it now it’s actually a perfect timing because I feel like I’m on a phase of wondering. Line that I liked was -

People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.

There’s a lot of good lines but this hits home for me because I tend to be afraid or doubtful of trying something that is outside of my comfort zone.

Next book in line: 100 Years of Solitude, another book I can’t seem to finish :P I’ll try harder this time as a tribute to the author since he passed away this year :)

Pesto with malunggay and adobo flakes. YÜM! #almusalEspesyal #fuerteadoboflakes

Pesto with malunggay and adobo flakes. YÜM! #almusalEspesyal #fuerteadoboflakes

Fresh plums, texture’s not what I expect :p #justlikeapplesbutdifferent

Fresh plums, texture’s not what I expect :p #justlikeapplesbutdifferent

Another chapter is closing, moving on… one floor higher.

Another chapter is closing, moving on… one floor higher.

While most people’s summer ended standing on sandy shores, I stood on a rockin’ ground. 3 great bands 1stage, awesome crowd, one hell of a night. #NOS2014 #wolfgang #franco #razorback #bside #suckiecameraphone #opmrocks

While most people’s summer ended standing on sandy shores, I stood on a rockin’ ground. 3 great bands 1stage, awesome crowd, one hell of a night. #NOS2014 #wolfgang #franco #razorback #bside #suckiecameraphone #opmrocks