Yesterday was my first rice-free day in weeks! I’ve been eating a lot of rice and bad carbs ever since I started working in an office again, but I’m trying not to beat myself up over it.


Two eggs and slices of kesong puti.


Homemade beef patties. Look, ma, no rice!

Snackin quackin:

Guapple/Taiwanese guava (are they the same thing???) aka my favorite fruit. I usually eat it with rock salt and vinegar but I can’t really pack those two with me to work.

A Nestle Crunch bar. I had mega cravings for it while I was typing my Man of Steel x Nestle Crunch giveaway so I brought a bar home from the grocery. I wish I bought two!


I headed to Enderun after work for the Bensimon launch, where we were served a five-course meal.

Amuse-bouche, gobbled up in five seconds. I love you, prosciutto.

Was delighted to be served salmon mi-cuit with caper herb dressing again!

French onion soup. A bit sweeter than necessary.

Chicken Basquaise. In the words of Gordon Ramsay: IT’S BLAND!!! I didn’t bother finishing it because I’d rather my calories come from something else. What a waste :(

According to the menu chalkboard, dessert was Louis XV which confused me a bit because this is what Louis XV looked like 2 years ago. This was a hazelnut sponge with chocolate ganache and was mega delicious.

It rained the whoooole night last night which really pissed me off because I had to go to El Chupacabra for drinks after the event. I made the dumb mistake of letting go of the cab my co-workers and I took from the Fort to Glorietta so I wasted maybe 15 minutes of my life standing in line for another one. The line never moved. I walked to Family Mart, bought an umbrella, and walked to Makati Avenue to get a cab from there. Smarts, I have it!

Not pictured: the four bottles of beer I had at El Chupacabra.