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Nothing like a good old stroke of the ego to get the bloggy juices flowing. The darling Akio has called and I am answering. Here I am derailing the New York fashion world one blog at a time. Or perhaps this entry will be so boring the Mr. Fashion will get back to work! *cracks whip*
I had actually settled down in my really uncomfortable office chair (which still hasn’t been replaced) a few minutes earlier to gear up for a little bamboostariffic musing. I had just put on the stovetop espresso maker (also know as a macchinetta, cafetiera) and thought that I would get in a bit of online reading out of the way while waiting for the coffee to ready itself. Big mistake. I quickly got sucked into the Internet abyss and ran downstairs to find my silver pot sporting a new copper bottom. Oh well, perhaps everyone/thing can use a new look once in a while.
The pot and coffee survived fine. In fact, I’m drinking my divine espresso right now. Yum. This might sound disgusting to some but I’ve lightened my coffee with evaporated milk instead of regular milk or cream. Carnation from a can, baby. You may not have thought about it before, but I reckon that if you’ve ever travelled (or know someone from) a former British colony, you’ve consumed food or drink that involves canned evaporated milk. I haven’t looked into it much but I’m certain that the Brits shipped in tins of Carnation milk for a “taste of home” back in creepy colonial times. Funny how nowadays, folks like my parents (”locals” from a former colony), take their English black tea (Lipton Yellow Label, most often) with a splash of Carnation milk even in a place (another former British colony to boot) where fresh milk is abundant and cheap. Hrm.
The coffee was needed to aid digestion of my big ass lunch. *burp* I’m not sure it was worth all the calories (and the deviation from my plan to cut back on the carbs) but I’m glad I finally tried Remely’s , one of the city’s more popular Filipino joints. I didn’t know what to order so I got some chicken adobo, a BBQ pork skewer and some veggies with white rice. In hindsight I should’ve chosen something else aside from the chicken adobo or perhaps just gotten the BBQ skewer. I wasn’t that impressed with the chicken but quite liked the sauce. Something about sour sauce on rice that really gets me going.
I also picked up some ube hopia and other goodies from the bakery section. I was tempted by the lumpia, but sweets get me much more than salty things. I think that looking at Reese’s recent photos of Filipino desserts from her Sacramento trip made me want to hit Remely’s.
More later as I have to pretty myself for my criminal procedure class (which I am certain I will be late for >_<) and dinner with some visiting Japanese students from Waseda University. I know you are jealous. XOXO!