Monday, February 01, 2016

ANG PAGBABALIK NG PANSIT

Sa totoo lang, nakakapagod ding kumain ng pansit, lalo na 'yung normal na pansit [bihon guisado, lomi, mami, canton] na nabibili kahit saan at wala namang taglay na pambihira at bago.

'Yung pansit canton na inihain ng Casa San Pablo, litson ang sahog at madaming gulay, kaya nausisa ang panlasa kahit hindi pa natutunaw ang almusal na Whooper Jr. Burger at chicken nuggets na pinatungan ng meriendang puto at palitaw.



Puede na din bagamat hindi ito maituturing na pambihira, katulad ba ng sintonadong kantahan sa videoke basta may malamig na beer at masarap na pulutan, o ng wala masayadong kuwentang ulam basta may masarap na sawsawan.



Nakakapangulila din ang lasa ng palabok basta't hindi galing ng Jollibee, kaya siguro naiwan at naibalik naman ang telepono ko ng mamalabok ako sa Tropical Hut, bagamat hindi ko na talaga mahanap ang lasa ng pansit luglug sa Santiago City na binudburan ng tinapa flakes.


Malabsang pansit ang kasama sa pananghalian ni Kuya Ading sa District Convention kaya siya marahil inantok at nakatulog.


Hindi sa pansit kundi marahil ay dahil sa hindi ako sumama sa libing ni Ate Leovy kaya ako umabot sa sa dead end at na-double float.



At walang pansitan sa Quezon pero may inilaang nilagang itlog at saging para sa 32.3 kilometrong karera.

Masarap ang adobong baboy at itlog maalat ni iginayak ni Kuya Chito pagkatapos ng karera kaya ako nakadalawang hirit, at kahawig n'ung muse 'yung serbidora sa lomihang nagsara na sa San Jose City. 


Monday, January 25, 2016

ISANG LINGGONG SERBESA

Isang biglaang hapunan ang tumuldok 
sa isang linggong pagdiriwang


Pritong isda at Spam, litson at barbecue
ang mga naihandang ulam


Yan ay nung linggo na nag-umpisa nung Lunes kasama ang bisikleta at matitikas na barkada 


At nung Martes nang magkasunog sa E.Rodriguez
sa may Meranti kasama ang tropa sa Maynila


Nung Miyerkules ay bumaha ng pizza
at nung Huwebes ay AlTangHap na mag-isa


Ang Biernes ay nahantong sa Kanto Grill 
at maligamgam na serbesa

Pananghaliang kambing nadako ang Sabado 
na nagtapos sa may Paleta


Kaya n'ung Linggo ay na-obligang magbisikleta
bago ang hapunang naikuwento na sa una


Monday, January 18, 2016

WALKING TOLL

The Uber driver, apparently new, can't remember if he pressed the "Start Ride" button, turned off the Ways App, turned a corner too early, and ended up at Mirriam College, so I got off, instead of doing another U-turn in heavily congested Katipunan Avenue, and walked the last 1.2 kilometers to the Manila Observatory, for a fried chicken lunch and brown bag session with Christian Aid on COP 21 outcomes.


I guess that was the omen of a walking orgy that lasted  for the next 6 days, the Monday that kicked off a 3.2-KM morning walk for a meat-free breakfast [fried galungong and monggo] through Mother Ignacia on Tuesday, a futile 2.8-KM search for a corner carinderia frequented by cab drivers along Scout Borromeo on Wednesday that ended with a spaghetti-lumpiang shanghai meal at a corner Jollibee, a failed 3.2-KM search on Thursday for a Land Bank branch supposedly along a stretch of Quezon Avenue between Scout Albano and Roces that somewhat led to a Starbucks breakfast of a Chestnut White Chocolate Truffle, and a Friday tapsilog at Rodic's in UP topped by a morning blueberry cheesecake snack at The Chocolate Kiss Cafe before a 1.3-kilometer walk to a Land Bank branch at the UP Faculty Center. 


That's a cool 11.6 kilometer overall that has taken its toll mostly on my Manila-based Beachwalk slippers --- and my toll or penance too for not riding AGT since New Year's day --- plus the 48.9 biking kilometers earned over Saturday and Sunday, and Kuya Darwin's painful toll or penalty of finishing his Saturday ride in a kolongkolong due to a busted front wheel hub or he walk the remaining Bagong Sikat-Bantug part of it.  


Birthday week is approaching and I need all the walking [and biking] miles I can earn to lessen the toll of an upcoming surge in calorie intake, and my advance toll for the incoming more-than-usual alcohol dose.