Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mercato Centrale comes back south of Metro Manila!

http://settingfootprint.blogspot.com/2013/11/mercato-centrale-comes-back-south-of.html
The launching  of Mercato Centrale's EL SUR in Alabang Town Center (ATC) last November 23, 2013 (Saturday night) incidentally started with a blessing from heaven - a showering rain.  Thus, traffic going to and from ATC flowed slowly. 
The organizers of Mercato Centrale's EL SUR cut the ribbon last November 23, 2013.to formally launch the opening of another premier night food market in Metro Manila.
Even before the cutting of the ribbon has started to formally launch the opening of EL SUR, the open space at the foot of Fully Booked building was already filled with foodie enthusiasts elbowing each other on that narrow alley with two rows of white-capped tents. More people came later that night either they were pulled by the scent of foods or by the music played by the playing band.
EL SUR is open every Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. and on Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight,  starting on November 23, 2013 (Saturday)!
One has to stand beside cocktail-style tables installed in the midst of the alley to dine what the folks have treasured in the food market. There are those who (...click here to read more ... and see more photos...)

Girlhood at Supersale Bazaar, World Trade Center on Nov. 29, 2013

Modelling for Girlhood - Ms. Bun Ching, co-owner of Girlhood and Erika, the PR of Red Pastries.
Girls! Girls! Girl! See what we have this coming Supersale Bazaar at the World Trade Center Metro Manila on Nov. 29, 2013. The Girlhoodlady's lifestyle accessories is bringing you its fine array of (...click here to read more...and see more photos...)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Finding the hidden Nozumi in the concrete jungle of Ortigas

We just discovered lately the Nozumi Japanese Casual Dining hidden in the concrete jungle of Ortigas Center in Pasig City.
Nozumi Japanese Restaurant is a casual dining restaurant located inside One Corporate Centre building at the very heart of the Ortigas Business District. Started out as the small humble restaurant within the building, Nozumi now has earned the confidence of the people when it comes to great tasting food. The name Nozumi/Nozomi originated from two characters which is 'nao' and 'mi', which means (click here to read and see more photos...)

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Author of Philippine Food, Cooking, and Dining Dictionary - the first and only published Pinoy food and dining dictionary. The book won the national category as Philippine's finalist to the Gourmand Awards international food writing contest in Yantai, Shandong, China to be held in May 2017. A lexicographer who began to compile and wrote his first vernacular dictionaries at the age of 14. A collector of contemporary and vintage dictionaries, both local and foreign.  A linguist studying the many dialects you can find in the Philippines. A blogger maintaining at least 11 blog sites. A researcher of food culture, Pinoy pop culture, interesting places and structures in the country, local transportations, Philippine churches and other places of worship of any religion and beliefs, local anthropology, socio-cultural issues, and whatever interesting about the Philippines and the Filipinos. A visual artist who uses pencil, watercolor, pen, and fingers as medium of expression - once an editorial cartoonist of local broadsheet and campus publications. Created his first hand-made comics magazine and participated the Marian watercolor exhibits in his hometown parish while in high school. A photographer taking at least 2K photos a week in the field while on travel for almost two decades now.  A poet hiding most of the time. A low-profile historian studying continually the origins, history, and progression of many places in the country. A computer programmer who wrote the codes and designed the software application of his digital Cebuano-English dictionary and distributed it for free around the country and over the internet. A traveler who had been to all four corners of the Philippine archipelago, and still setting more footprints anywhere in the country.  A holder of professional driver's license once took the wheels for UBER. A home cook who loves to enhance, modify, elaborate, experiment if not invent more of  Pinoy dishes and delicacies.

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