• The Intern (Nancy Myers) 3.5/5
  • Sisters (Jason Moore) 3/5
  • The Danish Girl (Tom Hooper) 3.5/5
  • Deadpool 3.5/5
  • Miss You Already (Catherine Hardwicke) 5/5
  • The 33 (Patricia Riggen) 4/5
  • Learning to Drive (Isabel Coixet) 3.5/5
  • It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong 3.5/5
  • Jason Bourne 3/5
  • Train to Busan 3/5
  • The Other Woman (Nick Cassavetes) 3/5
  • Bad Moms 2.5/5
  • One More Try 0/5
  • Me Before You 3.5/5
  • It Had To Be You 3.5/5
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates 2/5
jan 3 2016 ∞
dec 22 2016 +
  • Four Sisters and a Wedding (Cathy Garcia Molina, Philippines) 2/5
  • English Only, Please (Dan Villegas, Philippines) 2/5
  • The Theory of Everything (James Marsh) 3.5/5 really loved the musical score
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness (Peter Chelsom) 3.5/5
  • That Thing Called Tadhana (Philippines) 2/5 Before Sunrise ripoff
  • Wild 4/5
  • Sex Tape 2/5
  • Pitch Perfect 2 (Elizabeth Banks) 3.5/5
  • Inside Out 3/5
  • Spy (Paul Feig) 3/5
  • Heneral Luna (Jerrold Tarog, Philippines) 5/5
  • Awake. The Life of Yogananda. 4/5
  • A Second Chance (Cathy Garcia-Molina, Philippines) 3/5
  • The Interview (Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg)...
jan 4 2015 ∞
oct 23 2016 +

poses I still don't know how to do

  • Pincha Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock Pose)
  • Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand)
  • Sirsasana (Headstand)
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel)
  • Ardha Bhekasana (Half Frog)
  • Kapotasana (King Pigeon)
  • Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (One-Legged King Pigeon Pose)
  • Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance / Dancer's Pose)
  • Bakasana (Crane)
jul 5 2013 ∞
feb 24 2014 +

I've been more conscious of my spending when I started logging all my expenses...

  • Water instead of soda when dining out
  • Fast food for dinner (On the other hand, it's unhealthy). Or The Sandwich Guy
  • Reimburse cab rides!
  • Bring my own coffee to work (stopped getting coffee from the dispenser since someone found a roach leg)
  • drastically cut down on Starbucks / expensive coffee
  • Follow deals / treats
  • Hopefully by June 2011, strictly set aside 50% of earnings to savings and investment
  • Always pay bills on time
  • drastically cut back on magazines
  • Cut back on massages, nail treatments (about once in a quarter)
feb 21 2011 ∞
feb 27 2011 +
  • Try out restaurants
    • Astralis
    • Sala Bistro
    • Kulinarya
    • Cuillere
    • Mamou
    • Museum Cafe
    • Apartment 1B
    • L'Incontro
  • Photowalk in Quiapo / Payatas
  • Driving lessons
  • Run / jog
  • yoga
  • thrift store shopping
  • Chinese Cemetery
  • 168
  • Gawad Kalinga or Habitat for Humanity
  • Saizen
  • Salcedo, Legaspi Markets & Mercato Centrale
may 1 2010 ∞
jan 9 2011 +
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This idea taken from someone's listography

  • ALA Almaty International Airport (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
  • BGY Aeroporto di Milano - Orio al Serio (Bergamo, Italy)
  • BKK Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • BTS Letisko Milana Rastislava Štefánika (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)
  • CDG Aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle (Paris, France)
  • DPS Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia)
  • DXB Dubai International Airport (Dubai, UAE)
  • FCO Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (Rome, Italy)
  • FRA Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
  • GIR Aeroport de Girona (Girona, Spain)
  • HAN Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi, Vi...
sep 24 2008 ∞
may 10 2016 +
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  • It's better to look like you eat than to look like you don't.
  • Everyone on the planet is driven by the same basic desires: happiness, healthiness, and someone to spoon with.
  • No one can live life to the fullest while sucking her stomach in.
  • The best way to make any decision is to think, when I am 87 years old, will I be glad I did that?
  • Reality TV, overpriced gym memberships, and chihuahuas are overrated; the radio, bike riding, and stray dogs are underrated.
  • To quote Yoko Ono, "you will always look good to the person who loves you."
  • To quote Dr. Seuss, if "you have brains in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose."
jul 30 2008 ∞
jan 9 2011 +
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Some things I picked up from books, tv shows, movies, friends--

  • Arancini
  • Rosewater Gelato
  • Blinis (La Terasse, Palawan)
  • Beef Wellington
  • Bistecca Fiorentina (Il Latini, Florence, Italy)
  • Rissoto Alla Milanese
  • Quattro Formaggi at Pizzeria Michele in Naples
  • Osso Bucco (Buon Giorno, Cliffhouse Tagaytay)
  • Steak Tartare (Tirolska Izba, Bratislava)
  • Macarons de Paris (at some cafe in Vienna)
  • Bryndzove halusky / sheep cheese dumplings (Restauracia Tarpan, Bratislava)
  • Camaru / Sautéed crickets (Abé, Serendra, Manila)
apr 17 2008 ∞
jul 18 2012 +

(Fall 2009)

  • No Reservations Seasons 1-6
  • Proposal Daisakusen
  • Project Runway Philippines Season 2
  • Project Runway Season 6
  • TOP CHEF LAS VEGAS
  • How I Met Your Mother Season 5
  • The Big Bang Theory Season 3
  • Grey's Anatomy Season 6
  • Modern Family
  • Cougar Town
nov 19 2007 ∞
jan 9 2011 +
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I snack like no other.

  • Kinder Bueno
  • Kit Kat peanut butter
  • Nachos with salsa or guacamole
  • Muncher green peas!
  • chicacorn
  • Regent pizza chips
  • cheese
    • cheddar slices, cheese cubes, parenica
  • Sour cream and onion chips
  • kettle corn
  • kinder pingui
  • plain milk chocolate
  • Salt and vinegar chips (Lay's or that local brand)
  • chicharon
  • Tesco milk chocolate butter biscuits
  • Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream
oct 9 2007 ∞
jan 9 2011 +
  • Good Mourning (Elizabeth Meyer and Caitlin Moscatello) 2/5
  • A Girl's Best Friend (David Darcy) 3.5/5
  • Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite (Suki Kim) 3.5/5
  • In The Presence of My Enemies (Gracia Burnham) 5/5
  • When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi) 5/5
  • Dork Whore (Iris Bahr) 2/5
  • The Year of Yes (Shonda Rhimes) 3/5
  • Love, Loss, and What We Ate (Padma Lakshmi) 3.5/5
  • Love Style Life (Garance Dore) 3/5
  • A Lucky Life Interrupted (Tom Brokaw) 3/5
  • The Sound of Gravel (Ruth Wariner) 4/5
  • Burmese Lessons (Karen Connelly) 3/5
  • Life is a Trip: the transformative magic of travel (Judith Fein) 3/5
jan 11 2016 ∞
dec 31 2016 +
  • Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents (Elisabeth Eaves) 2/5
  • Humans of New York (Brandon Standon) 4/5
  • Have A Nice Guilt Trip (Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella) 3/5
  • Russian Tattoo (Elena Gorokhova) 4/5
  • Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater (Matthew Amster-Burton) 3/5
  • It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War (Lynsey Addario) 4/5
  • Fresh off the Boat (Eddie Huang) 3/5
  • Paris Letters (Janice McLeod) 3.5/5
  • Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques 3.5/5
  • Life from Scratch (Sasha Martin) 4/5
  • If Truth Be Told: A Monk's Memoir (Om Swami) 3.5/5
  • Late Fragments: Everything I Want to Tell You About This Magnificent Life (Kate Gr...
jan 11 2015 ∞
jan 1 2016 +

Not a beach person at all, but wow didn't expect that Bali would have my heart.

  • Pura Tirta Empul
  • Dreamland Beach
  • Goa Gajah
  • Pura Tirta Gangga
  • Candidasa
  • unspoilt WEST Bali
  • John Hardy's Green School
  • Yoga Retreat
  • Proper surf lessons
  • Balian
  • Pura Besakih
  • Lovina dolphins
  • Jatiliwuh
  • Bali Safari
  • Sari Organik http://www.sari-organik.com/
  • Ubud Hanging Gardens
  • Bedugul
  • Sardine http://www.sardinebali.com/
  • Antonio Blanco Museum
jul 23 2013 ∞
jul 23 2013 +
  • microplane zester
  • cast iron skiller
  • oven!
feb 6 2013 ∞
feb 6 2013 +

lest I forget

  • Peter John O.
  • Kirk Travies S.
  • Josh M.
  • Annika D.
  • Nino M.
  • Elise Angeline G.
  • Rocco Alfonso A.
sep 24 2011 ∞
jul 27 2015 +
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A list of 100 things that every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. From http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk/ My memory is a bit rusty hence my experience withe some items are disputed (Kobe Beef, S'mores, Umeboshi, etc). They remain unmarked.

A sad 52 / 100

  • Venison
  • Nettle tea
  • Huevos rancheros
  • Steak tartare
  • Crocodile
  • Black pudding
  • Cheese fondue
  • Carp
  • Borscht
  • Baba ghanoush
  • Calamari
  • Pho
  • PB&J sandwich
  • Aloo gobi
aug 17 2008 ∞
apr 9 2015 +
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guidelines to follow-- and I make it a point to have at least two of the following when I compose pictures.

  • Have a point of interest / topic / principle idea
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Simplicity
  • Proper / dramatic viewpoint and camera angle
  • Shapes
  • Lines and Patterns
  • Texture
  • Lighting
  • Tone and Contrast
  • Framing
  • Foreground and Background
  • Perspective
may 8 2008 ∞
jan 9 2011 +
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  • Bone Church (Sedlec Ossuary), Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
  • A religious pilgrimage (Rome / Fatima / Lourdes / Prague / Assisi / Avila / Lisieux / Nazareth)
  • Hilton Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Rangali Island, Maldives
  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland
  • Hotel Fox, Denmark
  • La Casa Azul, Coyoacán, Mexico
  • Banská Štiavnica, Slovak Republic
  • Journey via the Trans-Siberian Railway
aug 27 2007 ∞
jan 9 2011 +
  • Jens Lekman (30-Mar-10, 31-Mar-10 Manila PH) I LOVE THIS MAN
  • Death Cab For Cutie (4-Mar-11)
  • The Postal Service
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Feist
  • Mae (14-Nov-09 Manila, PH)
  • Kings of Convenience (31-Mar-10 Manila PH)
  • Imogen Heap
  • Incubus
  • The Killers
  • KT Tunstall
  • Adele
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Anberlin (9-Mar-11 Manila, PH)
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Alexi Murdoch
  • Phoenix
  • Snow Patrol
sep 18 2007 ∞
mar 12 2012 +

Alas, I can only gape at these beautiful things. I save the pictures I like for inspiration.

sep 25 2007 ∞
jan 9 2011 +
  • Detachment (Maurice Mierau)
  • Deranged Marriage (Sushi Das)
  • A Year and Six Seconds (Isabel Gillies)
  • I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live In It (Jesse Kimball-Leslie)
  • The Bitchy Waiter (Darren Cardosa)
  • The Yellow Envelope (Kim Dinan)
  • Gizelle's Bucket List (Lauren Fern Watt)
  • Adventures of a Terribly Greedy Girl (Kay Plunkett Hoge)
  • Love What Matters
  • The Reluctant Yogi (Daphen Kapsali)
  • Chasing Slow (Erin Loechner)
  • Survival in the Killing Fields (Ngor S. Haing)
  • Swimming in the Sink (Lynne Cox)
  • The Vanished: The "Evaporated People" of Japan in Stories and Photographs (Léna Mauger)
  • Super Sushi Ramen Express (Michael Booth)
mar 22 2017 ∞
aug 16 2017 +
  • My Berlin Kitchen (Luisa Weiss)
  • What Katie Ate
  • The Soul of A Chef (Ruhlman)
  • The Art of Simple Food (Waters)
  • The Gastronomical Me (M.F.K. Fisher)
  • Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper (Fuschia Dunlop)
  • The Fortune Cookie Chronicles (Jenifer Lee)
  • The Way to Cook (Julia Child)
  • The Art of Eating (M.F.K. Fisher)
  • Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life (Kim Severson)
  • Four Kitchens (Lauren Shockey)
  • How To Pick a Peach (Russ Parsons)
  • My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals (Melanie Dunea)
  • Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts (Mark Kurlansy)
  • The Man Who Ate The World (Jay Rayner) - I left my copy in a bus :(
jun 4 2013 ∞
sep 9 2015 +

Asia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wor...]

  • Philippines
    • Baroque Churches of the Philippines (San Agustin)
    • Historic Town of Vigan
    • Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
    • Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras [2015]
  • Indonesia [2013]
    • Cultural Landscape of Bali Province [2013]
  • Cambodia [2014]
    • Angkor Archaeological Park [2014]
  • Japan [2015]
    • Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
  • Laos [2015]
jul 13 2011 ∞
apr 20 2016 +
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I'm mostly skipping the North American regions.

Season 8

  • Mozambique
  • Kansas City
  • Croatian Coast
  • Lisbon

Season 7

  • Haiti
  • Cambodia
  • Nicaragua
  • Vienna
  • Ozarks
  • Brazil (The Amazon)
  • Boston
  • Japan (Hokkaido)
  • Cuba
  • Macau
  • Naples
  • El Bulli
nov 23 2008 ∞
may 15 2012 +
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Wishful thinking -- I may NOT be equipped with the skills and/or talent

  • commis / prep chef / line cook
  • Travel photographer
  • Cab driver
  • City Bus / tram driver in a country with "pleasant" traffic
  • Writer
  • Supermarket cashier
  • Theatre actor
  • Computer programmer (what I currently do)
  • Website / graphic designer
  • Musician
  • Tour guide
  • Coffee barista
  • News Anchor
  • Social Worker
  • Shopkeeper
  • Preschool teacher
  • Swimmer
aug 21 2008 ∞
jan 9 2011 +
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All dishes are from Simply Recipes [http://www.elise.com/recipes/] unless otherwise noted

  • Grilled Rosemary Porkchops (Good Housekeeping Cookbook)
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Beef Brisket
  • Banana Nut Muffins
  • Tuscan Meatloaf with Mushroom Sauce
  • Chicken with Mushroom Cream Sauce
  • Chicken Piccata
jun 10 2008 ∞
jan 9 2011 +
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I'm not a morning person, but I love breakfast food.

  • BACON AND EGGS
  • poppyseed bagel with cream cheese
  • Cafe Americano with cream and sugar
  • Tapsilog
  • Arroz caldo with boiled egg
  • Dimsum and congee
  • Salted fish with rice
  • Fried anything with garlic rice
  • Cornflakes with milk and honey
  • Buttery pancakes
  • Waffles with fruit
  • McDonald's Sausage McMuffin with egg
  • Buttery croissant
  • ham / mushroom / cheese omelette
  • Ciabatta or pandesal with spanish sardines
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Croque Madame
  • Gordon Ramsay's perfect scrambled eggs
may 16 2008 ∞
jan 9 2011 +
  • Anouk
  • Clare
  • Katarina (Katka)
  • Anya / Anja
  • Jana (Slavic pronunciation)
  • Gabrielle
  • Ethan
  • Tatjana / Tatiana (Tanja, Tana)
  • Matthew / Matthieu
  • Miguel
  • Casey
  • Alexander
  • Agnieska
  • Colin
  • Chloe
  • Elise / Elyse
  • Lila
  • Sophie
  • Gisella
  • Julien
  • Chantal
may 1 2008 ∞
apr 10 2015 +
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Yes, I like fluff. Don't judge me.

  • America's Next Top Model (Cycles 1-12)
  • Beauty and the Geek (Season 5)
  • Big Bang Theory (Seasons 1-3)
  • Celebrity Apprentice (1-2)
  • Cougar Town
  • Gossip Girl (Season 1-3)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Seasons 1-6)
  • Hells Kitchen US (Seasons 1-2, 4-5)
  • How I Met Your Mother (Seasons 1-5)
  • Kitchen Nightmares (US)
  • Lost (Seasons 1-2)
  • Modern Family
  • Project Runway (All 6 seasons)
  • Project Runway Canada
  • Project Runway Philippines (Seasons 1-2)
  • Sex and the City (All 6 seasons)
  • So You Think You Can Dance (Seasons 2-5)
  • Stylista
  • The Amazing Race (Season 1,12,13 and some episodes from various seasons)
oct 31 2007 ∞
jan 9 2011 +

If I had all the money in the world. This list gets longer and longer as I travel and know more about the countries I visit.

EUROPE

  • ITALY
    • Roma
    • Pisa
    • Firenze
    • Siena
    • Assisi
    • Milano
    • Bergamo
    • Venezia
    • Verona
    • Napoli
    • Pompeii
    • Amalfi
    • Sicilia
    • Modena
aug 15 2007 ∞
nov 17 2015 +