Brain Cloud, Memorial Day: Dimsum, Polvoron, PIRATES 3, Vanessa Minnillo

Self decided to delete a rather whine-y post which she wrote earlier today (before dinner, before errands to Safeway and Long’s, before watering). Instead, will concentrate on the positive: such as, Pirates 3 not really all that bad, as Johnny Depp is still amusing, Orlando Bloom is still ravishingly handsome, and Keira Knightley is still flat-chested (testimony, self feels, to her independence of spirit). Moreover, one of the pirates who made up “Council of Nine” (don’t ask me to explain what that is, dear blog reader) turned out to have same last name as yours truly (of course, self cannot be expected to tell you what that is. Dear blog reader will just have to watch the Pirates 3 movie, stay until 3/4 of the way through, and then listen).

Thought it might be interesting to determine what food self imbibed today, as have the feeling that, since yesterday in San Luis Obispo, weekend has evolved into veritable food-fest.

Let’s begin at 11 AM, when hubby drove self to fave dimsum place, China Village on Ralston Ave. in Belmont. There, had the usual: pot of tea (jasmine), pork siomai, har gow, shark’s fin, steamed tripe and liver, and rice wrapped in banana leaves. Actually, that does not sound like that much of a pig-out, perhaps self deserves pat on the back for exercising control at China Village.

Unfortunately, afterwards proceeded to visit Fave Tita (who had something for self to sign: a card wishing cousin in NY all the best on his upcoming wedding), and there met yet another Tita who was visiting from Manila, and who kindly provided self with a pack of polvoron, which self finished in its entirety a scant few hours later (My bad, my bad!)

1:30 PM found self and hubby seated in Auditorium 9 of Century 12 on Bayshore, snacking on medium bag of popcorn while watching Pirates 3. Didn’t take more than an hour for us to finish entire bag, down to the last kernel. Then, even though much was being said between Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom’s father who was barnacled to Davey Jones’ ship, self fell fast asleep. May even have snored. When next awoke, started peppering hubby with questions, in reply to which he merely grunted unintelligibly. Have no idea why it took so long for Orlando Bloom to profess undying love to Ms. Knightley, and why of all times they had to do it during climactic battle.

Skip to dinner (7 PM): Fried up some “Smoked Chicken and Turkey Sausage w/ Garlic and Herbs” which self purchased from Trader Joe’s last week. Heaped on the sauteed onions and the Dijon mustard. Dessert was leftover coffee cake from Corner View Restaurant & Bar in SLO.

Now, the aftermath: Hubby is lying on couch, watching what appears to be a beauty contest. Recognize as host that Vanessa Minnillo girl, the one who self keeps reading (from she forgets where) is Pinay or maybe just half. Did a little research on abovementioned celebrity and found this:

Vanessa Minnillo, “Entertainment Tonight” correspondent and former Miss Teen USA (1999), will join “Dancing With the Stars” semi-finalist and “Extra” weekend correspondent Mario Lopez, to co-host NBC’S broadcast of MISS UNIVERSE 2007 live from the National Auditorium (Auditorio Nacional) in Mexico City, Mexico, on Monday, May 28 at 9:00p.m. ET/delayed PT.

Very proud that there is now another Filipina — aside from Imelda, that is — who has achieved bona fide celebrity status.

Stay tuned, dear blog reader, stay tuned.

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