Merienda Today, First Monday in October (2013)

Bumped into cousins at Bob’s in Robinsons. Fun. Cousins are fabulous.

Yannie, a coed in De La Salle.  She's the daughter of my Manong Monching.

Yannie, a coed in De La Salle. She’s the daughter of self’s first cousin, Manong Monching.

Yannie and self exchanged jeepney-riding stories.

Self had ordered a dish of palabok.  Yannie said the best palabok was at Roli’s in Lopue’s East, Mandalagan.

The sun set, way too fast . . .

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Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Discovering: Escalante, Negros Occidental

Yesterday morning, self dropped by the Negros Museum Café.  After three years of chatting with Gemma and Weng, she only just discovered that they hail from Escalante.  Conveniently, there was a tourist brochure on Escalante in the small reading library in front of the freezer case.  And this is what it said:

  • Escalante is a “4th Class Component City” (What that means, self does not know)
  • It is 96 kilometers north of Bacolod City.
  • It consists of 21 barangays.
  • It has a population of 95,275 (More like a small city than a town, then.  Self’s hometown of Redwood City has a smaller population!)
  • The languages spoken by Escalante residents are Cebuano, Hiligaynon (or Ilonggo), Tagalog, English and Chinese.
  • The city has three (3) catholic parishes and 100 churches of “different denominations.”
  • The city museum is located on the 3rd floor of the Escalante Shopping Center.

Gemma and Weng’s sister, Judy, is married to the owner of the Bonista Beach Resort which, they tell me, is a 40-minute drive from Escalante proper.  Self would really love to visit it some day!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Good Morning 2: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is:

SHOW US A PHOTO THAT SAYS “GOOD MORNING!”

Here are three different takes on the theme:

Farmers Market, Ferry Building, San Francisco:  Held Every Saturday morning

Farmers Market, Ferry Building, San Francisco: Held Every Saturday morning. Here you can buy 30 different kinds of specialty salt, a hundred kinds of herbs, and all kinds of cooked food ranging from grilled lamb to Italian sausage.

Dawn Breaks Beneath the Window Curtains (After a Sleepless Night in Bacolod)

Dawn Breaks Beneath the Window Curtains (After a Sleepless Night in Bacolod)

The Famous Manapla Puto (Rice Cakes) from Manapla.  Self decided to try the "Cheese" Puto (Name is somewhat misleading:  the puto contains no cheese.  The "cheese" on the label refers simply to the color!

The Famous Manapla Puto (Rice Cakes). These are “Cheese” Puto (Name is somewhat misleading: the puto contains NO cheese. The “cheese” on the label refers simply to the color!)  These are really great with brewed coffee!

 

 

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