Chow Time

So, obviously I’m not on any diet. Right now I’m at this stage where I just don’t care anymore if I’m overweight as long as I eat healthy. After spending most of my afternoons ogling at the delectable dishes on the Food Network, I realized that I love Asian food the most–Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Chinese dishes. Asian foods are so well prepared and have their own unique personalities.

I’m sharing some of the food I’ve been feasting on.

Takuyaki

On weekends, E and I would go to the mall and eat Kuya Chito’s Takuyaki. Takuyaki is a Japanese snack made of vegetable and sometimes squid fillings, formed into a ball and drizzled with chicken or fish flakes, topped with mayonnaise and sauce. Yup, not exactly healthy but hey, they’re still made with vegetables so I figure it’s okay.

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My Bestfriend’s Wedding

My bestfriend Lou got hitched last Saturday. She married my other friend Kim in a simple ceremony in Angeles City.

Recently, I realized how old I’m getting, not just because it’s getting more and more difficult to fit into my own clothes or that I’ve become more conscious of the fact that I already have some grey hair hiding somewhere. I knew I was getting old because I’ve been attending more weddings of people my age or even younger. That must mean something, right?

Anyway, I haven’t attended any other wedding before where I knew both the bride and groom. Usually I was either with the bride or the groom. This made Kim and Lou’s wedding more special to me aside from the fact that I was with my other old friends whom I grew up with.

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Eating Away Our Korean Obsession

I’m not here to talk about the things that really suck. Happy thoughts muna.

My friends from the office and I wanted to have some really good Korean dinner, so after work last Thursday, Hannah, Louie, Ailyne and her boyfriend Balong and I braved the rush hour traffic and headed out to Gela Korean Restaurant in Makati.

While inside the car, we were talking incessantly about several things but quickly became quiet when David Cook’s Time of My Life played on the radio. Team David Cook!

On the way to Gela

Hannah and Louie can’t hide their excitement for the kimchi waiting for them

About an hour later, we finally arrived at Gela. It’s quite a small yet quaint restaurant near the red light district of Makati.
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Live Blogging

I’m here at the iBlog4, the 4th Philippine Blogging Summit at the UP College of Law. I wasn’t planning on attending but I was dragged here by Ederic. On a regular day, I wouldn’t have come but I wanted to see Josh at work on his new segment for News On Q. For those who are regularly watching the news on QTV11, watch out for ‘tech guy’ Josh on his new segment.

Oooppss, we’re taking a break…I’ll be back…

Back to iBlog. The topic right now is problogging or blogging as a profession. I haven’t really thought of blogging as a career option but hearing about some bloggers who are earning more than I do makes me think twice about becoming a full time blogger. In the meantime I’m looking for some ways to earn online. My latest project is Hallyudorama.com which features episode guides of Korean and Japanese dramas. It’s a joint project with my friend Hannah and we’re hoping it would pick up steam soon.

Next topic is about photoblogging. I would love to photoblog but being cramped in an office five days a week makes that a bit more difficult. Meanwhile, here’s a picture of Ederic, Josh and myself just hanging out here at the iBlog. Hope everyone has a fab weekend!

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K-popped and J-popped

It all started with Coffee Prince.

Prior to that I was a big fan of the 2004 Korean drama Full House with Song Hye Kyo and pop star Rain. I liked the predictability of the characters in Korean dramas. Sometimes you need things like that in your life. After Full House, I didn’t really get to see a lot of other k-dramas just because there was too much to see and too little time to while away. I went through the Grey’s Anatomy, Prison Break, Heroes and Lost phases in my TV life and after a while I just grew tired of the long seasons where characters constantly break up, get back together or die in the end. What I loved about k-dramas is that they finish the story in just one season. No cliffhangers. No season 2 letdowns.

Then came Coffee Prince, which I absolutely enjoyed. The story was cute and the actors were surprisingly good so I got hooked. I even have the full soundtrack on my iTunes. My friend Hannah, who’s like the Asian drama guru in our office introduced me to other dramas like Goong or Princess Hours, which I also enjoyed and the Japanese adaptation of the manga Hana Yori Dango. I think I finished seasons 1 and 2 of HYD in less than two weeks on top of everything else I had to do for my graduate classes.

Coffee Prince

Coffee Prince got me hooked again on Asian dramas.

Hana Yori Dango

The Japanese F4 with Inoue Mao as the tough weed Makino Tsukushi

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