Saturday, March 19, 2011

Think of Home

When I think of home
I think of a place where there's love overflowing
I wish I was home
I wish I was back there with the things I been knowing

Wind that makes the tall trees bend into leaning
Suddenly the snowflakes that fall have a meaning
Sprinklin' the scene, makes it all clean

Maybe there's a chance fro me to go back there
Now that I have some direction
It would sure be nice to be back home
Where there's love and affection
And just maybe I can convince time to slow up
Giving me enough time in my life to grow up
Time be my friend, let me start again

Suddenly my world has changed it's face
But I still know where I'm going
I have had my mind spun around in space
And yet I've watched it growing

If you're listening God
Please don't make it hard to know
If we should believe in the things that we see
Tell us should we run away
Should we try and stay
Or would it be better just to let things be?

Living here, in this brand new world
Might be a fantasy
But it taught me to love
So it's real, real to me

And I've learned
That we must look inside our hearts
To find a world full of love
Like yours
Like me

Like home...

I found a sheet of paper on my table at training yesterday with a poem Think of Home... is this some kind of a message?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Calea’s Alluring Cakes

Everytime I go home, I always take the chance to eat at Calea’s and get a slice of its finest cakes.  It is a landmark in Bacolod and it is famous not only to locals but also to tourists.  Even my friends here in Manila raves about it.  So once again, me and my girls gathered in Calea for a slice or two of their famous cakes.

Calea first opened its pastry shop in Lacson in L’Sea.  This is the building right beside one of Bacolod’s finest hotels, L’Fisher’s Hotel.  Now there are 3 branches to cater the sugar craving palates.  The other branches are at Robinson’s Place in Mandalagan and the other in East Block near Lopue’s East.
Inside Calea, Main Branch at L' Sea

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sharyn’s Cansi House

I arrived from a very early flight and immediately met up with my bestfriend who celebrated his birthday yesterday. I didn’t give him a word that I am home for the weekend so it was a big surprise for him.  So where to go at Bacolod at such hour?  What would you do in early morning at Bacolod City? 

While most of Bacolod’s hidden secrets are still in slumber, one old timer and considerably Bacolod’s best is up and open to serve cansi or sour beef broth to locals and tourists. So we trudged our way to Shopping area, along Narra St. for cansi from Sharyn’s Cansi House.

Not many are up so we had the whole restaurant to ourselves. 

Our order arrived.  We decided to share one bowl of cansi as it is big enough for two people.  Our order includes a chunk of beef bone with loads of bone marrow.  We added a cup of rice each.  On top of that we were served with extra soup in mugs.

Sharyn’s Cansi Bowl at 230Php

Cansi got its sour taste from an endemic fruit, the Batuan which is green and superb in sourness.   What I love cansi because of the soft meat and tendons of the beef that it practically falls off the bone.  This is because at Sharyn’s, they cook the beef for six long hours until one could just easily separate the meat using your fork.  It is like eating a grade A beef just like Kobe beef which as they say, so soft.  Bestie loves it because of the rich and soft marrow inside the bone. 

I find our breakfast such a simple feast but it truly answered to my cravings of good authentic Bacolod food.  Get your bowl of Cansi at Sharyn’s and you’ll surely be treated the Ilonggo way!

Sharyn's Cansi House
Shopping Area
Bacolod City

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Double Fried Chicken at BonChon Chicken

After a fun photoshoot at the landscapes of Ayala Triangle Gardens, Kat and I decided to try one of the restaurants at the dining area.  We chose BonChon Chicken.

We were not really hungry and we just want to feed our curiousity of why this Korea original restaurant has so many raves. Kat and I each got 3-piece chicken wings, served with rice. I had the sweet and spicy while Kat got the soy garlic version.

Ayala Triangle Gardens

Today, we went to CCP to watch Zsah Zsah Zaturnah ze Musikal.  We were almost late but when we arrived at the parking lot allocated to the theater viewers, we were wondering why it was not full.  There was no queue in the entrance.  What has happened?!?!?

It turned out, the theater house had problems with their power.  And to ensure the safety of their cast, they cancelled the day’s show.  I was a bit of disappointed.

Cancelled Show

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