The Canadians Lunch at Grub Shack

Everyday, a delicious lunch is something to look forward to indulge in whether you are at home or at work. For me, a comfortable and affordable lunch set the mood for the rest of the day. If you’ve noticed I'm silent and mad midday of work, I probably had a bad lunch at the jolly jeep nearby. Lol!

Economical Check – with limited budget of PhP 120.00 for lunch, I ordered Honey-Lemon Glazed Wing with Rice and Iced tea. Joanna and Sheena ordered Garlic Spiced pork Belly and Nathalie ordered Creamy Seafood Pasta. In Makati, I would say its affordable .

Quality Check  -  The taste, aroma, texture and presentation are the qualities of  a good eats.  I acknowledge the fact that grease, calorie and fat are my definition of a good lunch.  These food met those qualities. The taste of chicken was tender, sweet and I knew it was fresh off the grill.

Location Check - If you are working along Ayala Avenue, you don’t need to ride a bus or taxi but a 1 series BMW Colchester would be great, lol! The location is accessible. The restaurant is located at G/F Cosmopolitan Tower 134 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. If you are working on a complicated deal, just call-in at 63-2-813-6274.

Meet the Canadians – Rome, Nathalie, Sheena, and Joanna. Not in picture are Dadz, Mcdully, Shobee, and Gemma. They are probably working on a complicated task.

Dreaming of a White Kitchen

My love for food and cuisine has deepened. I am beginning to day dream about setting up a white kitchen with various cabinets and kitchen units complete with high end appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, corner kitchen sinks, regular sinks, indoor and outdoor grills, and kitchen islands. Just like the kitchen of Kris Aquino shown on Kris tv later this week.
Just like a passionate DJ who aims for a Traktor kontrol s4, my goal is to set up a High-end kitchen. I am determined to nail it. But first, I should learn how to! A state of the art kitchen will be out of purpose without a great and good cook. Yes, you are correct, first step is to start learning how to prepare foodies from simple to gourmet. Please don’t tell me to enroll in a culinary school, it wont succeed not just because I don’t have time but the fact is I couldn’t afford Enderun's tuition fee. Hehehe.  I could get some culinary tips from the internet and from my food blogger buddies. I have a list of their recipes and I hope I could try some of the interesting flavors .
I am serious now to purchase a small stove next month, perhaps I could start cooking my Nanay's signature dishes so I could share it to you.

The Google Effect: Lazy Memory

Since I was a kid, I knew I had a poor memory. I can’t remember important dates such as important occasions and my family member's birthdates. Yes, I admit, I'm not that thoughtful. I am grateful to the social networking sites like facebook because it reminds me whose birthdays will be coming up. But here's another story, my brother's birthday was hidden on facebook, I thought it will be on the 16th. I only found out that July 13 was his birthday when someone greets him on his wall. I feel so guilty for forgetting important things.

According to study that I've just read online (Mail Online), Google has made our memories lazy. I agree to this study, in fact, I am very dependent on Google to whatever I do. I always consult Google. Google seems to know everything. I realized, Google triggered me to be more mentally lazy. For instance, I tend to forget things I am confident that I can find online, while I'm more likely to remember things I think are unavailable online. It is better and easier to remember where to find something on the internet than remembering the information itself.

The research that was published in the journal Science has a deeper analysis, it revealed that people do not necessarily remember where to find certain information when they remember what it was, and that they particularly tend to remember where to find information when they can’t remember the information itself. A greater understanding of how our memory works in a world with search engines has the potential to change teaching and learning in all fields. Professor Sparrow said, 'Perhaps those who teach in any context, be they college professors, doctors or business leaders, will become increasingly focused on imparting greater understanding of ideas and ways of thinking, and less focused on memorization.--'And perhaps those who learn will become less occupied with facts and more engaged in larger questions of understanding' ( Mail Online)