My Food Escapades

Sharing with you the really cool restaurants i’ve been to for the past few weeks. 

Frankie's Wings World
Frankie’s Wings World
Tim Ho Wan
MITS4748
Tim Ho Wan’s famous buns
GUUV1629
Bento in Kitaro Sushi
IJUT4332
Rodic’s Tapa
CWHC8089
Mantaro

Those are just some of the good restaurants i’ve been too. I’ll be writing an article/review on each of them one of these days!

Frankie’s at Mega Food Hall, 5th Level Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall

Tim Ho Wan is located in Mega B Ground Floor SM Megamall

Kitaro Sushi at F. Ortigas Road, Ortigas, Pasig City

Rodic’s Tapa at Masaya Avenue Corner Maginhawa Avenue, Old Capitol Site, Quezon City

Mantaro at Scout Tobias cor Scout Limbaga, Tomas Morato, Quezon City

Getting the sweet ‘love’ I want in the Mega Food Hall

During our lunch break at work, Denise and I both craved for buffalo wings. We traveled from Emerald Avenue to SM Megamall to line up to the famous Frankie buffalo wings. We bought 1/2 dozen of those, and beef burrito from Tex-Mex. 

We enjoyed our food trip that much, then realizing we should “finish strong” with a good dessert. The very dessert booth present there is the waffle stall on the left side of the hall named Waffos. 

Waffos
Watching at the lady while she tossed the waffle.
Waffos
Waffle wrapper
Chocolate Campfire

 

There were lots of options to choose from the menu. But as usual, whenever I get to try the restaurant for the first time, I would always get their best-seller. Well in this case, I ordered chocolate campfire because it’s a combination of the two of my most favorite desserts, chocolate and marshmallow (smores). 

Me, excited to eat my waffle
Me, excited to eat my waffle

Voila! After less than ten minutes of preparation, our desserts were done. And that’s me staring at my food,  couldn’t wait to feel so rewarded after a long weekday of work. 

Waffles are best eaten when hot, but Waffos broke that rule because it didn’t fail to satisfy my craving after eating it in a regular temperature. The waffle bread remained so soft, slightly crunchy, and the marshmallow melted well, neutralizing the sweetness of the chocolate. 

Yummy Chocolate Camper

Denise’s and my selections both cost Php 110. The other selections, containing more fillings would cost Php 145, while the savory selection cost Php 160.

Waffos is located at the Mega Food Hall, Level 5 Mega Fashion Hall

SM Megamall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City

What I learned so far as an English Language Major

  1. Grammar isn’t everything

 

As reference to an article which features the easiest and hardest courses in college, with those courses in Humanities being in the former, studying the English subject may be easy to pass. Even we study English courses doesn’t mean we only learn the basics of English. We barely talk about grammar anymore. When a person speaks, what he or she implies is what really matters and the grammatical structure doesn’t matter anymore!

 

  1. You can produce a research studying about the word “yeah”

 

Hell “yeah”! One may just find the word “yeah” insignificant but believe or not, we linguistics students can create a 30-page research or thesis that just studies the function of the word aforementioned.

 

  1. Save the money for xerox, instead of books

 

One who is a neophyte in the program may be a bit shocked because this isn’t high school anymore honey. You will not be referred to only one book but a series of books. So instead of buying all the books included in the course’ references, you might want to prepare your coins to pay for those book-thickened handout materials.

 

  1. Reading is everything

If you are not really a fan of reading, English Language Studies is not the program for you. Being in the program is being overwhelmed with lots of paper works, research, critique papers, argumentative essays, opinionated papers and any kind of paper works, so settling for just one reference is less than being mediocre.

  1. Your laptop or personal computer will be your long-time companion

If you are a techie person, you might want to invest on a laptop that suits your personal lifestyle, or a laptop unit which will motivate you, stays with you in all those long and sleepless nights, or gets you excited whenever you open your laptop for a research work.

A None Million Dollar Happiness

Tired. Hungry. Thirsty.

The smoke that belched out of the vehicles in the national highway did not stop me in seeing what my guy anticipated for this very particular day. The first born of his favorite uncle, who didn’t have any siblings for his whole marriage life.

We walked several blocks from the drop off point to the hospital. The place is surrounded with wet and dry market, and is often crowded. I told myself that I was given a chance not to agree to this agenda but somehow, this place was not something unfamiliar.

I was quite nostalgic upon reaching the area because we had settled there when i was still young.

When we reached the nearest block that borders the hospital, I saw food stalls which tempted me a lot, making the walk a lot more challenging. But of course, i cannot let those temptations consume me, else I cannot go home. I only have an exact amount of money in my wallet. I hated it when my pocket money is just exact for my expenses for a certain trip. I don’t feel comfortable since I was used to getting emergency money. So i decided to do some sacrificing, not eating my most craved dishes of all time.

We entered the hospital lobby and we thought that this hospital is better when we saw the facade. However, the cover doesn’t justify the contents as it is right?

A lot of people, men and women, congested the 50 square meter room with two people on each bed. Wait, did i just say it right? Of course! Two women in a bed. I can’t imagine how hard it is to let a child out of a woman’s womb, how painful it is, and how restless it might be, feeling more restless, knowing that you’ll have someone share with your only sanctuary.

These people are those i can describe as, not the low class, but those I chose to be practical. The hospital services were affordable, good enough for simple people to deliver their children.

My eyes kind of freaked out upon entering the room because I saw a lot of babies, small as a set of loaf bread. They are so gentle and I cannot risk to touch them. My reflexes are hard to control since I play sports as a hobby and i was used in a lot of hard works.

I looked at Tito and saw the sparkle in his eyes. He was a lot different when I see him in T’s house compared with his expressions while carrying the newborn baby. His voice was gentle when he talked to me so he cannot wake up such beautiful creation.

Suddenly, the baby cried. Sean cried. He cried so hard that the sounds his cry created bounced back on me as memories of yesterday and of the past.

Tita carry and hold him gently. His face pressed against her breasts trying to feed himself. I completely saw the smile that roses on her lips and the glistening on her eyes. Those two things were continuously showing while she was trying to endure the pain of breastfeeding. But no matter, because all the pain will take off, leaving the mother so joyful that nine months of agony and discomfort became the most life changing experience she had in her entirety.

T often told me in the past how desperate the couple could be to have a child. Seeing the movies which shared the same hopeless story, I empathize on how they feel. I saw how hard it is for them to share the love with other children, but cannot do it with their own because they don’t have any.

But now, they can share all the love they reserved for years. There’s no more room for sadness and tears.

We went home and finally got a chance to eat and talk at dinner.