Feedback on Baclaran

From Mrs. Ging:

You know what !? I am surfing around, and when I got there in your blog and read these about just only saying ” [3] Do my Novena at the Baclaran Church and visit Baywalk with Mom.” Just reminds me of the olden days when was still in the PHILIPPINES. I really also miss it going to Baclaran church. And after that mag-lalakad kami ng daddy ko sa tabing dagat at mag-aarkila ng bisikleta. Sa Roxas blvd.

Mrs. Ging, actually, naunahan mo lang ako.  I had put in my 3rd item to do when I go home to Manila without being able to post.  Weekends, you see, are always busy for me.  Plus the fact that my DSL connection is ever so fickle puts a dent on my “blogtime.”  (My dear hubby is ready to make the jump to another mode of connection soon.. can’t wait!)  See, I’m putting together a list of the things I want to do, places I want to visit, people I want to see when I go home to Manila in end April this year.  I have three weeks and like the last time I was there, I intend to make the most of it!  These are like little reminders to myself about the things I want to do so I can actually do them.  Thanks for visiting once again..

Feedback on "Kutob"..Hunch?

Tintin asks if Kutob isn’t actually “hunch”.. I agree.. it’s the same context — but I would frame “hunch” more in terms of a thought being more of a “guess” that can be explained.  A foreboding is more “ominous”.. I think I’m starting to muddle the whole concept here and to think I failed to open the book at all during the weekend.  (Got too busy!)

But either word (hunch or foreboding) would word, just that in the context of Gladwell’s BLINK, “foreboding” seems more apt.

Feedback on Siopao and Nora Daza's cookbook

Here’s a post from a new pal on the web, Jerome, on my second “to do” when I go home this April:

Dear Pinay New Yorker,

Don’t forget the siopao for the “masa” of Kowloon House and that from the historic Ma Mon Luk! (thinking about it made me hungry *tummy roars like Mufasa in “The Lion King”*). Anyway, thank you for your comment about my blog as quoted in Jher’s blog about our reason for blogging. Thanks! Read your blog where you posted the Nora Daza cookboo(k) and it brought me back to the day when I was 8 years old where my mom gave me the same book for me to learn how to cook. My menu range has come a long way. Thanks for the blog! I will find time to read more of your blog and keep you company in stylish New York (even if, as Joey Albert sings, “…a million miles away from you…” hahahaha! Hey, I hope you link me too. Jher linked your blog on mine (as in I gave him my password so that he could tinker on my blogspot. yes, i’m a techie idiot). Cheers, my dear!

Jerome, the pleasure is mine.   (I hope you saw that I posted the link to your blog on my blog roll even before I responded here..)  So I guess that makes me your 6th devoted blog reader?  (Referencing your post on Avenue Q..LOL)

Here’s a post from a new pal on the web, Jerome, on my second “to do” when I go home this April:

Dear Pinay New Yorker,

Don’t forget the siopao for the “masa” of Kowloon House and that from the historic Ma Mon Luk! (thinking about it made me hungry *tummy roars like Mufasa in “The Lion King”*). Anyway, thank you for your comment about my blog as quoted in Jher’s blog about our reason for blogging. Thanks! Read your blog where you posted the Nora Daza cookboo(k) and it brought me back to the day when I was 8 years old where my mom gave me the same book for me to learn how to cook. My menu range has come a long way. Thanks for the blog! I will find time to read more of your blog and keep you company in stylish New York (even if, as Joey Albert sings, “…a million miles away from you…” hahahaha! Hey, I hope you link me too. Jher linked your blog on mine (as in I gave him my password so that he could tinker on my blogspot. yes, i’m a techie idiot). Cheers, my dear!

Jerome, the pleasure is mine.  (I hope you saw that I posted the link to your blog on my blog roll even before I responded here..)  So I guess that makes me your 6th devoted blog reader?  (Referencing your post on Avenue Q..LOL)

Ma Mon Luk siopao is also a favorite but a little too filling for me.. and I don’t know what’s with their Mami because I cannot have their siopao without it!  I’d have to try and squeeze that in because as it is, I have a list of half a dozen culinary stops just to sate my longing for food back home.

 

But back to Avenue Q.. I would love to watch that with you if ever you get to go to New York and it’s still running.  I caught a snippet in one of the daytime talk shows here a while back when they moved from Off Broadway to Broadway.  I also get an almost daily dose of John Tartaglia when I sit next to Angel as he watches JOHNNY AND THE SPRITES which is a mini-show that plays on Disney Channel.  (I love the guy!)  Unfortunately, I don’t get to watch Broadway plays as much as I want to.  Alan and I go once a year probably, and we didn’t catch anything at all the last two years.  (Wouldn’t you agree that’s so sad considering I live in the land of Broadway, Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway?)  The last musicale I caught was “Nine” back in 2003 with Antonio Banderas in the lead.  (He was fantastic!  He can give serious singers a run for their money.. a belter who can definitely go head to head with Martin Nievera.. I’m getting carried away again here..

Look forward to your visits..