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26. PH. sw engineer. earth colours. music. vanilla ciggs. hoegaarden. piña coladas. pleated minis. coats. boots. chuck taylors. backpacks. messenger bags. dark liquid eyeliner. black mascara. apples & pears. green tea ice cream. coffee anything. checkered ties. emo. loud. mostly unhappy. sarcastic. food anything.

bookmarks:
francesbean travel (Airports I've been to)
educational (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
books (2017 Books)
movies (2018 Film Log)
books (2016 books)
  • Baler, Aurora (Mar 14 - 15)
  • Laoag, Ilocos Norte (July and September)
  • Taiwan (Dec 2014)
  • Seoul, South Korea (Jan 2015)
  • Boracay (Apr 2015)
mar 6 2014 ∞
mar 6 2014 +

Memorable Eats and Experiences

  • Eats
    • Fu Shing Congee and Noodles (Sheung Wan) (Congee)
    • Tai Hing Roasts (Tai Koo/Causeway Bay) (Goose/Pork/Minced Pork and Eggplant)
    • Ho Hung Kee (Causeway Bay) (*) (Shrimp Wanton Noodles)
    • Tim Ho Wan (IFC Central) (*) (Barbecue Pork Buns)
    • L'Atlier De Joel Robuchon (***) (Set Lunch)
    • Ippudo (Tsim Tsa Tsui) (Shiromaru Motoaji Ramen)
    • Cocoichi Banya (Tsim Tsa Tsui) (Shrimp Au Gratin)
    • Ladurée (Tsim Tsa Tsui) (Macarons)
    • Hui Lau Shan (Everywhere) (Mango Coconut with Sago Drink)
    • Tai Chiong Bakery (The Peak Mall) (Egg ta...
mar 6 2014 ∞
mar 6 2014 +
  • Place aside 50,000 for the inital move (furniture, etc)
    • Sofa Bed (15,000 Ikea)
    • Sheets
    • Fan/Aircon
    • Shelf
    • Containers and Boxes
    • Hangers
    • Mugs/Utensils
  • Fix clothes to bring in luggages/Boxes
  • Clear out space from old home
  • Throw away things that would not be brought to new place
  • Stack Books
  • Bring DVDs and CDs that are mine
  • Bring Journals
  • Do not bring anything that I did not buy for myself.
jun 20 2011 ∞
jun 20 2011 +

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred, Total Score: a lousy 35/100 :D

  • Venison
  • Nettle tea
  • Huevos rancheros
  • Steak tartare
  • Crocodile
  • Black pudding
  • Cheese fondue (in a german resto in Tagaytay Highlands)
  • Carp (probably in an escabeche...)
  • Borscht
  • Baba ghanoush (Indian Resto in SG)
  • Calamari (Best servered deep fried rubbed in garlic and chilies and salt.)
  • Pho (Pho 24, Pho Hua, Pho Bac)
  • PB&J sandwich (homemade)
  • Aloo gobi
  • Hot dog from a street cart (Sabrett and those Pinoy Style Carts)
  • Epoisses (? Not sure, but looks like thos...
aug 4 2010 ∞
mar 6 2014 +
  • complex
  • extroverted
  • spontaneous
  • witty
  • caring
  • trustworthy
  • responsive (?)
  • searching
  • brave
  • idealistic
  • confident (orly?)
  • dependable
  • energetic
  • intelligent
  • kind (?!)
  • self-conscious (contradicting?)
apr 20 2010 ∞
apr 20 2010 +
  • Nikon d90, d300, d3, or anything better or equivalent over the years.
  • f2.8 14? 11mm fisheye lens
  • 35mm f1.8 prime
  • 50mm f1.4 prime
  • 70-200mm f2.8 lens (need to build muscle for this)
  • Lensbaby
  • A tripod
  • A 6-X million dollar home or a samsonite or sleek camera bag like the Nat Geo.
  • A Canon G11 + it's h2o Case
  • The really really pretty Lumix LX3 with the Leica Lens *yum*
  • Fuji Instax Mini (NO ONE WANTS TO GET IT FOR ME CRAP)
  • Polaroid Camera
  • Bronika Etrsi
  • Porst 135 Rangefinder
  • Nikon Fm2n
  • Mamiya RB67
apr 7 2010 ∞
apr 7 2010 +
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Children of Men
  • American Hustle
  • Wizard of OZ
  • The Great Gatsby
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
  • Sound of Music
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Capote
  • Philomena
  • Saving Mr Poppins
  • Her
  • Dallas Buyer's Club
  • to follow...
mar 9 2014 ∞
mar 9 2014 +

Memorable Eats and Experiences

  • Eats
    • Qi Lao Die NiuRouMian ShuiJiao Dian (Beitou) (Beef Noodles sans Soup Pork Dumplings and Salted Vegetables)
    • Thai Town (Shinkong Mitsukoshi) (Superb Thai Cuisine and Unlimited Rice)
    • Tasty (Branches everywhere) (6 course Steak meal for NT750)
    • Pizza Hut (Everywhere) (Eat all you can for NT23X)
    • Hot Star Large Fried Chicken (Everywhere) (Chicken)
    • Candied Strawberries + Tomato (Night Markets)
    • 來來豆漿 (Jhongshan District Near Miramar) (Traditional Taiwanese Breakfast Items)
    • KFC (Everywhere) (Special Paper Wrapped Chicken with Chicken Rice)
mar 6 2014 ∞
mar 6 2014 +
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sep 12 2010 ∞
sep 12 2010 +
  • Cebu
    • Shangrila Mactan Cebu
    • Bantayan,
    • Moalboal,
    • the food!
  • Davao
    • Pearl Farm
    • Rafting
    • Hike Mt Apo
  • Camuigin
  • Siquijor
  • Ilocos
    • Pagudpud
    • Vigan
    • Laoag
  • Banawe Rice Terraces
  • Boracay
  • Palawan
apr 20 2010 ∞
mar 6 2014 +
  • Memorable Eats
    • Gye-ran bbang at random street stalls around Seoul (easily found in Myeongdong) (Muffin with Egg on top)
    • Ajumma's Beef Bulgogi, Sundubu Chiggae, Panjeon at Gyeongju (near Bulguksa Temple)
    • Eating Ice Cream at -5C (it doesn't melt)
    • Samgyupsal around Myeongdong (used Winter Sale Coupon)
  • Memorable Experiences
    • The super useful KoRail Pass (There is group discount for 3 or more people)
    • 10 Weather at Namiseom
    • Cute, fluffy dogs at the dog cafe
    • First Winter experience
    • Hot Coffee turning into Iced Coffee within minutes
feb 16 2016 ∞
feb 16 2016 +
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mar 6 2014 ∞
mar 6 2014 +
  • Finish Macbook Payments (34000)
  • Pay PSBank (6 installments left)
  • Open new checking account (Metrobank)
jan 29 2012 ∞
mar 6 2014 +

it's hard to find those full albums where you love every single track. these are the albums that get a beating where i can just go on until it ends.

  • Mettalica's The Black Album (1991)
  • Dashboard Confessional's The Swiss Army Romance (2000)
  • The Killer's Hot Fuss (2004)
  • Fall Out Boy's From Under The Cork Tree (2005)
  • Panic! At The Disco's A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)
  • One Tree Hill - Music From The WB Television Series, Vol. 1 (2005)
  • The Killer's Sam's Town (2006)
  • Snow Patrol's Eyes Open (2006)
  • Fall Out Boy's Infinity on High (2007)
  • The Killer's Sawdust (2007)
  • The Road Mix: Music from the Television Series One Tree Hill, Volume 3 (2007)
  • Transformers: The Album (2007)
aug 5 2010 ∞
aug 6 2010 +
  • Lost In Translation
  • In The Mood For Love
  • My Blueberry Nights
  • Juno (Fo-shizzz)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Clueless
  • Eternal Sunshine For The Spotless Mind
  • Nick And Nora's Infinite Playlist
  • 500 Days Of Summer
  • Children Of Men
  • Rush Hour 2 and 3
  • Transformers and Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen
  • となりのトトロ
  • 時のかける少女 The Girl Who Lept Through Time
  • 千と千尋の神隠し Spirited Away
  • 紅の豚 Porco Rosso
  • バロン―猫の男爵 The Cat Returns
  • Wall - E
  • Up
apr 20 2010 ∞
apr 20 2010 +