Saturday, 23 August 2014

Dreams won’t Work Unless You Do

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Lace dress - ROMWE, Strappy heels - Primadonna

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Four years ago, I would have told myself that I had way too many dreams for my own good. But now that I’m done with school, and the boards, and is now a fully pledged registered professional, I realized that having way too many dreams wasn’t the main problem. Rather, it was the thought of limiting them in accordance to the amount of free time I had.

I have practically all the time in the world right now, and I constantly remind myself to start chasing those long repressed dreams.

Now if I could only figure out which one to do first.

Photos by Ben Bigalbal

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Shrimp Shack

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Earlier today I was invited along with a slew of food bloggers (although I never claimed myself to be one, since I blog about almost everything. Haha!) at the Shrimp Shack, in Market!Market! Sea food has always been one of my favorite things to eat, and shrimps are one of my favorites, so imagine how excited I got for this!

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Tomato-Cheese Fondue (P145) 4/5 - I came in late, so I wasn’t able to taste the Shrimp Popcorn (it was basically plain popcorn with breaded shrimp) which was okay because this Tomato-Cheese Fondue made up for the untasted appetizer. I loved how you could taste the tomato with every bite, and how it doesn’t get overpowered with the cheese. It’s great also how it still tastes good cold, although of course not as much if it were still hot.

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Hawaiian Chicken Salad with Water Chestnuts (P145) 2/5 - I normally like salads, but this one was just a tad too gingery for me. I’m not sure if that’s how it’s supposed to taste like, but personally, this is something I wouldn’t order. It doesn’t help also how I hadn’t tasted any bit of chicken at all.

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Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti (P220) 4/5 - I’m giving this a four instead of a five only because the shrimp was too soft (almost to crumbling point) and the pasta was a tad bit too greasy, but other than that, it was an amazing dish. I especially loved how I could taste the garlic every single time.

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Shrimp Po-Boy Sandwich (P185) 3/5 - There was really nothing spetacular about this dish. I actually only ate the fried shrimp because I found the bread was too hard, but then again, I blame that on the newly adjusted braces.

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US Angus Cheese Burger (P265) 3/5 - I’m not the biggest fan of sandwiches so this really did not leave an impression with me. I liked the patty though, although I wished it was seasoned a bit more.

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Soy Glazed Chicken Barbeque (P155) - This is probably the cheapest meal on the menu. I wasn’t able to taste this though, but my seat mate, Hana, said it was ‘okay’ I’m not really sure what she meant by that so I’ll just wait for her blog post. Haha! On a related note, how I wished I asked why they served every meal with two cups of rice, two cups which, I assume, add up to approximately 1-1/2 cup. (The servings were really small, to be honest)

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US Angus Burger Steak (P255) - Yet another dish I wasn’t able to try. I think it’s safe to assume that the patty on the US Angus Cheese Burger is the same for the Burger Steak, so let’s just imagine it on top of rice topped with a fried sunny side up egg, shall we?

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Apple Crisp Ala Mode (P130) 5/5 - Aaah finally, desserts! I’ve always loved apples, and caramel, and vanilla ice cream, so this dessert no doubt gets a perfect score from me (and I sense the same with my table mates!) It’s not too sweet, which is always good as I am not a fan of too sweet foods anyway. I do suggest you eat it immediately as soon as it gets to your table though, unless you want to end up with your dessert sticking to the sizzling plate instead of to your spoon down to your stomach, that is!

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Butter Mud Pie (P130) 4.5/5 - Giving it a .5 deduction only so you would think this review credible enough and that I don’t give perfect fives just because it’s a dessert. Kidding aside (haha!) this is the perfect dessert for a hot, humid day. It’s best for sharing also, unless, you know, you love desserts as much as I do! (Which in that case, order one for yourself! You deserve it!)

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Chef Agui, who came out a little after we finished with dessert. Thank you for the food, Chef!

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Overall, it was a fun day of meeting new people and tasting new food. Check out Shrimp Shack, beside The Old Spaghetti House, Ground Level, Market!Market!

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