Last Saturday, I was invited to teach kids painting (actually it was color theory) at Verdana Homes. I was very apprehensive at first because I have zero experience with kids and teaching. The kids might sense my fear (they do notice the oddest things and are honest to a fault) and eat me alive. The horrors!!!
It’s funny when non-chinese people know more about chinese traditions than the chinese. I remember my officemate asking if I will stay up to wait for the new year and I said no I will be sound asleep. We don’t toss coins or eat tikoy (though my mom likes to cook them). We don’t do feng shui or rearrange furniture for the new year. We don’t wear new clothes during new year eve. My family celebrate any occasion in our usual way – stuffing out faces with good food.
For the chinese new year, we were introduced us to Yusheng, or more commonly known as the Prosperity Toss. It’s a dish that combines different ingredients that have meanings such as sesame seeds for business, raw salmon for abundance, pepper to attract wealth and carrots for good luck. You are supposed to toss the ingredients as high as possible for more good luck. I tossed half the veggies off the plate, so does that mean I threw my luck out for this year? (I really can’t take these superstitions seriously, but the prosperity toss, as a dish, was superb. Even though it looked like a mess after all the tossing.)
I don’t know how long this Sushi Ninja been around in Alabang West Gate but I only knew about it when my uncle decided to treat everyone to sushi for Valentines. When I discovered that they serve my favorite saba (mackerel) sushi, I already liked the place.
Been hearing good things about Wildflour from my friends and I also walked past this cafe + bakery when my friends and I explored BGC a month ago. So today I invited my friend to dine here. The place is almost full and it was only 11 AM! The servers were very attentive, even though we sat outside and I give them plus points for having a water jug on each table. Yey unli water! :)