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Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Pork Belly Pate Pan Fried Fillet of Sea Bream
Creme Brulee

Location: Bath, Somerset, England

Pan-Fried Fillet of Sea Bream

We arrived in the city of Bath early Friday afternoon. It was the end of the road for me while other members of the group continued on their extended tour of England. My flight back to the U.S. was scheduled Saturday, the following day.

Our tour guide hosted a farewell dinner in honor of those of us heading back home. Several choices were offered for the three-course meal. I had Pork Belly Pate for appetizer, Pan-Fried Fillet of Sea Bream for entrée, and Creme Brulee for dessert as shown above. I enjoyed it as much as it was free. Ok, I was only kidding. It was actually very good.

Bath is well-known for its ancient Roman-built baths. Since I visited it more than 10 years ago, it has undergone a facelift for good or bad depending on who you talk to. As I walked around, I noticed modern developments here and there including the new mall and bus station. I guess nothing can hold back the march of time. Everything has to succumb to it sooner or later. Still, it remains a beautiful city and worth putting in your bucket list.

JC's Kitchen

Lastly, at Terrace Walk, near the Roman Baths, I encountered the familiar smell of Filipino food. It was coming from JC’s Kitchen considered the best street food in town. Too bad, I was already booked for dinner. Hopefully, I could get a chance to try it on my next visit. .


July 21, 2019 at 9:14 am 2 comments

Duterte Is It

Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine Daily Inquirer Photo

It’s a foregone conclusion. Rodrigo Duterte, the mayor of southern city of Davao, will be the next president of the Philippines. The tough talking Duterte is leading his closest rival, Manuel Roxas II, the candidate of the current administration, by 6 million with 88 percent of the votes counted.

It’s an incredible feat for an outsider and somebody who doesn’t belong to the well-entrenched elite. If anything, it’s a resounding vote against the status quo.

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May 10, 2016 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

A Mea Culpa

Art Credit: Charles Monroe Schulz
The internet can be considered a blessing and a curse. It has completely transformed the landscape of our lives that I don’t think we can live without it anymore.

For many, it’s been a gold mine for information that would take many lifetimes to sort out. With the power of a click, you can find anything about any subject under the sun. And there’s the rub. It leads to information overdose that tends to cloud our ability to separate the valuable from what is trash.

A good rule to follow is not to consider everything you read online as gospel truth. But it’s not always easy to do. After all, we’re only human.

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November 7, 2015 at 9:50 am 6 comments

weekly photo challenge: motion

filipino dancers
location: koekelberg, brussels, belgium
belgium is one of the smallest countries in europe. it’s about the size of maryland with a land area of 11,690 sq. miles and a total population of about 11 million people.

it’s amazing to discover that there’s an active filipino community in belgium. they have come a long way since the first batch of nurses arrived in the country more than 20 years ago.

the picture i’m sharing this week was taken during the philippine independence day celebration held at the national basilica of the sacred heart park in koekelberg, brussels, belgium.

the dancers were members of the local chapter of the knights of rizal. they were obviously not poetry in motion. but what they lacked in grace, they compensated by their desire to entertain. the audience loved them.

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April 24, 2015 at 2:46 pm 9 comments

Philippine Corruption at a Glance

political corruption
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It used to be that the Philippines was at the top of the heap. In the 50s, it was second only to Japan in East Asia. Those were the good old days. A decade later and decades that follow, it began its spiral downward. In 2014, it’s ranked 114 out of 125 countries in the Good Country Index published by Simon Anholt based on 35 data points mostly provided by the United Nations.

It doesn’t take rocket science to figure out how it happened. Political corruption did it. Wikipedia defines it as “the use of powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain.”

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April 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm 11 comments

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