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34 posts from January 2007

January 19, 2007

Congratulations to UK -- 2nd World Pyro Olympics Champion!

Congratulations to UK - 2nd World Pyro Olympics Winner!! Congratulations to China, who won the People's Choice Award!

Not only did we got the best view last January 7, Sunday of the World Pyro @ Highland Steakhouse, we also witnessed the Champion of the 2nd World Pyro Olympics! Now, the official website of World Pyro Olympics is down so I'm sure most of you are wondering who won during the last World Pyro championship.

Now there was a confusion. In the website, Germany was the first to show their fireworks @ 8pm followed by UK @ 9.30pm. But in the flyers and in the posters, it was UK first and Germany as the last. So now, I am confused which was UK and Germany. I called La Mancha and was told that the flyers and posters were correct. Indeed, the UK show was the most creative one with the awesome finale! They were the ones with the screeching sperms and slow rocket ships fireworks which was imitated by the Philippines as well. See super-exposed shot below and this is the only time I was shooting at 1600 ISO instead of 100 (ouch) .

Germany @ World Pyro Olympics - 7

Congratulations to China for winning the people choice award! I would argue they could have won the contest because of their elegant display and kung-fu like graceful show. Congratulations!!

China @ World Pyro Olympics - 11

Memories of Philippine Kitchens

There are the two restaurants I want to feature in the US, one is Cendrilon (www.cendrillon.com) in the Soho District and Bistro Luneta (www.bistroluneta.com) in San Mateo, California. I'm curious that a few readers recommend these places as a must try in the U.S.

So for now, I'll be contend with reading a book by the owners of the Cendrillon restaurant. I'm intrigue by this book ($23.11 in Amazon) and so far, a perfect 5.0 rating among 9 people in Amazon...

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Opa! Cyma in Greenbelt, Makati!

Related Blog Post: SOUV! by Cyma with Chef Robby Goco's Culinary Magic!

Opa! Cyma @ Greenbelt 2! - 6

Cyma (pronounced as see-ma) is now the hottest place in Greenbelt after it replaced the struggling Magnum bar in the GB2 row of restaurants. At last, you can now hear the greek cheer "Opa!" in Makati; I'm not surprised that this became an instant hit during lunch time for Makati yuppies and during dinner time for the gimmick crowd. The greek fusion food is full of flavor and distinctly different from your usual asian restos. You won't go wrong from choosing any of the dishes from the menu. Although for a maximum Opa! experience, you should order the flaming dishes which includes the Saganaki - Flaming Cheese and Flaming Mangoes.

Eating in Cyma is always a "flourishing" experience, as they would claim, with lively crowd, funky waiters, delicious and healthy food. The food presentation makes you hungry complemented by very good service-oriented waiters. With the promise of healthy and appetizing food, you can easily overeat with the large servings good for 2 people.

Opa! Cyma @ Greenbelt 2! - 3

The Bora branch is still the best while the Makati branch suffers from poor ventilation inside the air condition room. Try to eat al fresco or in the second floor or else you will be singing "smoke gets in your eyes" throughout your meal. The prices in the Makati branch is also a little higher with noticeable 10% increase and as much as 25% for the Salad to share. You can easily spend P600/ person if you decide to order one dish for each person. Anyway, the greek dishes are good for 2 persons so better to eat family sharing style with your friends and companions.

Related Posts:
Top5 Bora Resto! [ The Bora Life #3 ]
Cyma in Manila!! Opa!!

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January 16, 2007

Flickristas @ The Jewellery (Ika-2 Banat)

Flickristas @ the_jewellery Photo Exhibit
Aidan putting a favorite blue button sticker on Poppa's photo.

I'm a member of Flickr Philippines, otherwise known as Flickristas. The Flickristas Exhibit @ the 2nd Floor Jewellery in Greenhills is still on-going until January 31. If you happen to be shopping in the Greenhills area, don't forget to drop by the Jewellery and check out the photo exhibit.

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January 15, 2007

The Chocolate Lust Happy Valentines Edition!

Chocolust Valentines Edition - 2
Choco Lust Valentines Edition by Ange (P550) -- Limited Edition

From Ally:

"I love this version of braso. I've loved braso since I was a kid and I've tried almost all the versions of braso..ange's is certainly the best!!! Have you tried her choco-lust? It has one layer of flourless chocolate cake, then a layer of chocolate mousse and covered with chocolate ganache. As a chocoholic, I must say that that ange's choco-lust is divine. Ask her about it!"

Ever since, I read this comment from Ally, I can't wait to taste this Choco Lust by Ange (see: Frozen Brazo by Ange). We tasted it today and enjoyed having a slice and then another and another slice. What is it with chocolates that you can't seem to stop eating it even if you feel you are too full to have another bite of that chocolate on your fork?

This heart shape valentines version is innovative and just perfect for the choco-holic lovers. The photo above would have been perfect, if there was an I Love You written on top and it comes with 3 roses from your boyfriend, lover, or even from your husband!

Ange: +63917 8238198

75 Amorsolo Street San Lorenzo Village Makati.

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