Articles for April, 2012
The Hungry Games (Part 5: The End Times)
Being a Series On the World's Disturbing Food Preparations

This bloggist may have bitten off more than he could chew (thankfully meant in a figurative way). This feature was originally intended to be a short list that would run for a maximum of two days. As the theme started to take a life of its own, yours truly had to question whether it was

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The Hungry Games (Part 4: Grisly Gristle)
Being a Series On the World's Disturbing Food Preparations

Howdy, folks. This is the last installment of a series with a self-aware title that references a hip and happening pop-culture phenomenon although having absolutely nothing to do with it at all. Welcome to part four of Fear Factorial (abbreviated Fear! for math geeks), a most lovable ranking of the rank. We started off with

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The Hungry Games (Part 3: Stink or Swim)
Being a Series On the World's Disturbing Food Preparations

Welcome back to our embryonic campaign. Pinoys have always taken pride in balut, comfortable in the knowledge that it consistently ranks among the world’s most unsettling food. It isn’t though… the world has always been a weird place for the culturally intolerant and constitutionally weak. The first part of this series, which served as the

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The Hungry Games (Part 2: Gland Funk)
Being a Series On the World's Disturbing Food Preparations

While Pinoys have always been proud about the national delicacy, balut, it has rarely held the number one spot among the world’s most disturbing food lists. It’s a persistent bridesmaid. For today, we take a look at the bridal entourage, being the other contenders on the repulsive list. This write-up, then, is but a product

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The Hungry Games (Part 1: Balut Rigging)
Being a Series On the World's Disturbing Food Preparations

Proud citizens of the Philippine republic, lend me your cubicle time. We are all well aware of balut, I expect. For all intents and purposes, balut qualifies as both our national food (never mind lechon), as well as our national initiation ritual for unsuspecting tourists. Don’t blame the tourists for having second thoughts, though. When

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Food Porn: Ingesting Innards with an Incubus

In case anyone hasn’t yet noticed, summer is now upon us, along with its delicious deluge of heat and humidity. It is the perfect time to take up new activities, to hit the beach, and to discover circumcision courtesy of your local governments. There is no better way to enjoy the superb tropical climate, however,

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Sleep-o-Lama

thanks, Wikimedia What I thought would be the most opportune occasion to rectify my awful sleeping habits last week only turned out making things worse. Not being used to operating with a surplus of time, I ended up cramming more useless (however enjoyable) activities into my ‘extra’ hours. My sleeping habits are the worst. I

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Reality Bite

I just realized how boring my life is upon finding that most of my friends’ Facebook status updates yesterday and today stated that they were ‘coming back to reality’. And I stayed in Quezon City. What kind of witchcraft is this? We all know how reality is a just a human construct. Reality is everything

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Talk Is Sheep

Having just seen the busiest month in its three-month existence, this blog took an undeserved break last week, along with the rest of the metro. Ain’t that appropriate? In lieu of posting about this blog’s holy week operating hours, this bloggist took advantage of this break by locking himself inside the house to shout at

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Food Porn: Cooking Croquettes with a Coquette

Time goes by so fast when you compulsively squander away your sorry life on these wonderful blog things. Is it January already? Welcome back, misguided reader. We offer you more distractions, if that’s what you came here for. We believe that no life is too good to not squander away on trivialities. This is the

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