30 minutes ago…
Speedy: “Ano ulam?”
Me: “Rack of ribs…”
Speedy: “Akala ko ba bukas pa ‘yun?”
Me: “eh, di sige.”
5 minutes ago…
Speedy: “Ano ulam?”
Me: “Talong. Ito-torta ko.”
Speedy: “May giniling pa ba?”
Me: “Wala. Vegetarian tortang talong tayo.”
Speedy: “Vienna sausage na lang… o sardinas, gusto mo?”
Talaga rin naman. Wala pag-asa mag-vegetarian.
Brillat-Savarin and Grimod, the two most influential food writers in modern history, were both lawyers.
Just because a person talks sweetly doesn’t mean the person is nice. Sometimes, the worst insults are hidden behind the sweetest-sounding words uttered in the most saccharine tone.
I don’t have a lot of nice things to say about Clint Eastwood but boy, oh boy, he did a fine job with “The Jersey Boys”.
So we were at a party and there was a game for couples. Longest kiss daw. Prize: Starbucks gift certificate. Speedy and I were daring each other to join.
Sam and Alex frowned.
Sam said, “Ililibre ko na lang kayo sa Starbucks. ‘Wag na kayo sumali, utang na loob.“
Upgraded to OS X Yosemite. Everything looks strange….
Another day at the house on a hill…
I cooked a Vietnamese pork, eggs and bamboo shoots stew (thit kho nuoc dua) for lunch. As I was prepping the dish for the obligatory pictorial, Speedy was on the other side of the kitchen island watching. I was transferring the meat, eggs and vegetables into a bowl, leaving the sauce in the pan.
Speedy: “Bilisin mo, naglalaway na ako…”
Me (explaining the procedure): “Sandali. Last ko ibubuhos yung sauce, tapos sprinkle ko cilantro, para glistening lahat pag-picture ko.”
Speedy (spoon in hand): “Ano ba lasa nitong sauce?” And he scoops the sauce from the pan.
Me: “Ay ang kulit.”
So what was that saying about never ever being childless if you have a husband…? I think we just illustrated that.
Earlier, as Speedy was leaving for the grocery…
Speedy (eyeing stuff on kitchen counter): “Wala ka nang kitchen paper…”
Speedy: “Okay, bibili ako.”
Thirty minutes later, he gets back with a bag of potato chips and ham.
Me: “Asan yung kitchen paper?”
Senior moments na naman. Di bale, kahit seniors pwede pa rin mag-selfie.
Having been raised in a generation when Barbara Cartland was standard reading for teens and pre-teens, I spent many days and nights dreaming about ballgowns and jewelry, and Prince Charming. European-style, of course, having been influenced by Barbara Cartland. It was a phase I quickly outgrew after discovering that Perry Mason books were a lot more exciting than Barbara Cartland novels. Still, I loved visualizing pretty gowns, matching hats and gloves, horse-drawn carriages and waltzes. How I made the images fit in with Perry Mason, I cannot recall. Continue reading
Who’d have thought that fish roe and cream could taste so good together?