Archive | April, 2012

Speedfest by Autoindustriya.com

21 Apr

Philippines maybe advertise as a 3rd world country but there are still plenty of great stuff to see and enjoy aside from the beaches and natural¬†scenery. Wanna know why “It’s more fun in the Philippines.”

Last February 2012 Autoindustriya.com (AI) organized an event called Speedfest where car enthusiast and racers are invited to join. The event consist of Gymkhana, 1/4 mile run and mile run drag. So where in Philippines was this held? AI rented the whole Subic International Airport for the event, where runway was used for the mile runs and the plane docking area was used for the gymkhana. Anyway I’ll cut the chase, I’ll show you some of the photos that I took during the event.

Mile Run Participants

1/4 Mile Run Participants

The Ford GT could be the fastest car in Philippines. It ran 205 MPH in one mile making it the fastest car during the event.

205 MPH in 1mile

Breaktime!

Black and Yellow!

See you at the finish line!

The muscle car battle, so who won? The red one!

Muscle VS Muscle

Matte gray or black? I'm confused!

The camouflage Corvette is the chaser with the camera attached to it’s hood. The owner taking a photo of his ride!

Camouflage Corvette

Hot Red

Lamborghini Bicolore

The white m3 powered by a corvette engine drifting!

Let's drive sideways

Will these photos fit the slogan “It’s more fun in Philippines.” I’ll say hell yes! It was a successful event, there was no bad incident or accident during the event except for some blown engines but those are normal happenings in this kind of event. Are you looking for more of it? We all have to wait for the 2nd speedfest event maybe this last quarter of 2012! I hope you enjoyed it!

Please do not use the photos without my permission.

Fresh Orange Apple Shake! ~ For your hot summer!

20 Apr

Oh yes it’s summer and we are feeling the sizzling heat of it! So I made a cool refreshing drink to beat up the heat!

In this recipe, we want to balance the flavor of the apple and orange so we use 3pcs of orange and 3pcs of apple.

Orange

Apple

I also added a sparkling lemon water to give it a slight lemony flavor!

Sparkling Lemon Water

and some honey to add sweetness. You can also use white sugar or syrup for alternative!

Honey

Lastly the ice cube all together into blender! The time of blending this ingredients together will depends on the consistency you want to have in your shake, mine takes about 40seconds blending it to the consistency that I want. Enjoy the summer heat! ūüôā

Ingredients:

3 pcs of Apple

3 pcs of Orange

2tbsp of Honey

70ml of Sparkling lemon water

1/2 cup of Ice cubes

Noriter Cafe! The perfect place for coffee!

17 Apr

Recently I’ve done a photoshoot for a clothing company that was held in Noriter Cafe. It’s located in Estrada St. corner Taft Avenue, no one would expect that such a home student feel like coffee shop exist in the area. The entrance is only a small open door that¬†immediately¬† leads to a staircase or 2nd floor where Noriter is located. ¬†I’ll be posing photos of the place to give you the feeling of being there at least visually :p

This is the wall where you can design your own cup and share it to the world!


The tables that are full of photos, polaroids etc! Which is very nice and don’t forget you can also leave your photos ūüôā

This is their order counter together with their colorful menu! The price range of the drinks and food averages 130, they have plenty of drinks and food to choose from. I tried their cookies and cream and their iced tea which happens to be really good for the price and size! You can click on the pic to see their menu!

The flying objects!

This are just some of the detailed shots, you should see it for yourself there are lot more great stuff waiting for you! There’s a section where you can remove your shoes and sit on the floor, lay down etc! To some that they feel it so homey they sleep on it and not to mention the PDA session as if no one else is there! haha :p Overall I really like the place you guys should try it and see for yourself! By the way it is owned by a married Koreans!

Noriter is open from Monday to Saturday, operating hours starts from 10am until 9pm.

 


Kogi Bulgogi at Lucky Chinatown Mall

3 Apr

I invited my cousin to eat out for a dinner before he leaves Philippines. We have decided to eat at a mall near our house which is Lucky Chinatown Mall and we headed straight to the first korean restaurant there which is Kogi Bulgogi.

Kogi Bulgogi

When you enter the restaurant their friendly staff will greet you “anyeo haseyo” and bring you to your seat. ¬†The¬†ambiance¬†of the place will give you a warm and cozy feeling, then you have plenty of options to choose from their menu including some Japanese food like sashimi and some rice bowls. You’ll also be served with some appetizers like tofu, kimchi, quail egg, sweet potato, myulchi (small fish or dilis) ¬†as these are normal to all korean restaurants.

My first order was the Bibimbap! They are very generous with the serving of the bibimbap and surely you’ll get full after eating it! However I find their rice to dry for a bibimbap or it’s just me…

Bibimbap

I also ordered their house salad that taste like ceasar salad and it’s very good! The crunchy lettuce serve with their tasty sauce and spongy croutons.

House Salad

Of course it wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t order any barbecue food so we had their Sam Gyup Sal!

Sam Gyup Sal

Yes! That’s their malnourished sam gyup sal that I think was deep friend and served in “sizzling plate” . It’s too dry, thin and feels very cheap eating it. Would rather order a lechon kawali than this one! I can’t believe that this is their sam gyup sal that I called up their waiter and asked them if this is their real sam gyup sal and yes it’s real. The sam gyup sal was served together with lettuce and 3 dipping sauce.

Prawn Twigim

I also ordered their prawn twigim that is serve in 5 pieces. I don’t know if this should taste like tempura together with the “kikoman” dipping sauce but I find the prawn salty at the same time the powdery feeling of the flour they used.

Kill Bill

And that’s the bill for two person, did I order too much or it’s really just not that cheap.

Kogi Bulgogi also has a branch in Eastwood Mall and the quality there might be better. The lucky chinatown mall branch just recently open and might still be adjusting to provide a better quality experience. It’s a promising restaurant and still has a lot of room for improvements since it just opened. A lot of people specially Chinese are trying this out, I think it’s the first korean restaurant that opened in Binondo.

Will try this restaurant again after several months ūüôā