Tuesday, August 2, 2011


We're having very wet 2 weeks in Manila brought by some typhoons and monsoons (whatever you term those whether disturbances are).

At any rate, like the old Filipino belief that mushrooms grow when it rains or when the grounds were hit by lightning, we're lucky to be able to pick some of them and make them into a soup that we rarely enjoy. This is Lola's (Grandma's) local version of mushroom soup.

The author personally picked, washed and cooked the mushrooms. The recipe is simple and personally, it seems healthy. The 'shrooms were just picked up, washed and boiled up in water, a little salt and some sprouts from bitter melon (amplaya).

Author is definitely not a professional cook, but he'd shown the pictures to a friend who is a professional chef in Canada. He drooled and quenched his drooling by eating something from his kitchen (some noodles I think).

Some people believe that it's dangerous to eat wild mushrooms since they are poisonous. Well, we're just lucky. This entry is being written two days after the soup was made and eaten. Author hasn't eaten this dish for quite sometime because there are rainy seasons when it is not available (its a chance that it grows to the ground, sometimes it's plenty, sometimes there's none).

Bon apetit for your eyes guys, LOLS!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Good day everyone!

Yesterday while writing my previous entry, someone knocked on our doors. It's a man with a gun announcing that he shot a bayawak (monitor lizard) in our compound.

Well, curious as I always am, I approached the place where he tied the bayawak and I took some pictures of it. Everybody right now is getting crazy with the easy to get rich scheme of the gecko (tuko) black market, now let us take a look at it's larger sized cousin. If this is the one being bought by the millions in a few grams, we'll be instant millionaires, LOLS!

I know these pics are kinda sensitive for some individuals who are active in promoting the environment and I am not sure but I think Philippine's DENR already forbids the hunting of such creature. Take note that the author do not promote nor condemn this act, this is just a mere documentation. The man who shot it did not intend to hunt this creature, it just so happen that what he shot then was a bayawak.

Bayawak is also a popular exotic pulutan (a dish to eat with beer) for some. I found a recipe online on how to cook one http://www.grouprecipes.com/103400/adobo-sa-gatang-bayawak.html

I wonder if it really tastes chicken as they say. No hope of knowing, I do not think I would try it, LOLS!

Well for the bayawak's destiny, the man who shot it asked for permission to take the bayawak with him and I did not decline. End of the Story.

Saturday, July 23, 2011



Mabuhay Guys!

It's almost a year since I wrote my last entry in this blog, well, what a lazy writer. I've just been too preoccupied with things and have a lot of struggles personally.

Well so much about the personal stuff, I've just decided to write whatever material is available. Little Quiapo now promises that he won't let metrics and literary rules become hindrance to his artistry, LOLS!

Anyway, guys, remember DV8 from the 90's? If you do remember the commercial of Ivory Shampoo that started the careers of Onemig Bondoc (matinee idol who started with his showbiz stint in the 90's teenybopper show TGIS) and model Bianca Araneta (well at least, I think she's the girl who swings with a long hair).

The song there "Ang Gaan Gaan ng Feeling" was written by Jimmy Antiporda and interpreted in the commercial by Geneva Cruz (a member of the now defunct Smokey Mountain 1).

The version that I much much like though is the one performed by DV8 of that song. I wonder where these guys have gone to after their 90's gigs.

Anyway here are their two hits, very feel good tracks. First is "Ang Gaan Gaan ng Feeling" and the second one is "Kailanman." Hope you guys enjoy these songs:

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Another showcase of barbarism, now it comes from the organization that is tagged as Manila's finest. It's unimaginable how come we let our peace be guarded by these monsters.

Take note that the video you'll see under occurred in Manila, not in Iraq or anywhere else that attracted media attention due to barbarous ways of armed men.

This way of torturing not just happens in Manila, but all over the country, THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. Can we allow for ourselves to have law enforcers like them?

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Charice Pempengco: the Filipina International Singing Sensation

After speculations, statements and revocation, at last it's final. On June 21, yahoo news stated that it is confirmed that Charice will recur in Glee as a foreign exchange student. This is according to one of the show's rep. With her singing talent and star factor, we hope that her role will get to be permanent rather than just recurring.

Show them what you got Charice. Make us proud!