Monday, December 05, 2016

THE BREAKFAST RIDES

"Breakfast in the City" which is my new Facebook biking album was somewhat inspired by a full streamer of John Arcilla endorsing a strong beer brand that gazed on me while I wait for my train ride at the MRT-Quezon Avenue Station. 


I don't know why but it did although I was tempted to shout at him "Punyeta Heneral! San Miguel ang pambansang serbesa natin! Sinverguenza!" but my biking forays did shift to breakfast tripping the next day, my biking legs taking me to Tapsi ni Vivian near the Cubao area and on the way back exploring inner streets with fancy names like Potsdam, Ermin Garcia, K-J, and K-9th for the first time.


I was enamored by a rave review on "Gourmet US Angus Beef" at Angus Tapa Centrale along 11th Jamboree corner Kamuning so I listed it for a breakfast hit only to drop my expectations in a pavement of pale strands of fat-pretending-to-be-beef paired with fried, as in OVERDONE sunny side-up, as the fried rice swim in a puddle of oil where the tapa was cooked.


At P165, that was a heist compared with the taste and price of Vivian's and I'm not going back and endorsing the place, and THAT I told old comrades when we met for Phase 2 of the Coca Cola water project.


That I also told D' Originalz (Yeb-era PhilDel) during the AMIA Exhibit hosted by the Chief ALDAB (A-daptation, L-oss and D-amage, A-griculture, B-arkada).


And to the Kuyangs who lined up to hear my story as crappy cobra-flavored brandy and cheap Chinese champagne got toasted as the first of a month-long Christmas party rolled off to a blazing start.



Monday, November 28, 2016

SABIK

(with apologies to Imelda Papin)

Sabik ako sa 'yo // Bisikleta ko // Halika na sa Ateneo // Iduyan mo 'ko sa aspalto // Sundan ang trapiko // Sa Cubao tayo'y magsalo // Sa tamis ng ating pagsuyo // Daing ng puso ko // Liempong inadobo // Bago mag-alas otso...


Sabik ako sa inyo // Mga ka-opis ko // Nasaan na si monito // At ang mga regalo ko... 


Sabik ako sa inyo // Mga katoma ko // Halina sa ating Templo // Paikutin ang mga baso...

Sunday, November 20, 2016

LATAK

Ilang tagay ng white wine, cognac, at gin tonic ang naghatid sa akin ng mga putol-putol na panaginip ng nakaraang dalawang linggo  sa loob ng pitong oras na biyahe mula Marrakesh patungong Doha. 






Salamat kay Ella B. at meron din akong pityur sa Marrakesh bukod sa selfie ko at namin ni Kairos.



Limang oras kaming tumunganga sa Doha sa kahihintay sa gate ng QR 928.

Kaya ginantihan ko ang kanilang red wine, beer, gin tonic, at Irish cream habang walong oras kaming bumabaybay mula Doha pauwi ng Maynila. 

Pati meriendang chicken pie na ayaw kainin ni Riza ay nadamay.



Kaya naglakad ako ng tulog at nag-selfie sa banyo ng eroplano nang di ko namamalayan.