Category: Food and Travel

Food and Travel

Happy 100th, Baguio

Memories keep a city going.  Like radio station jingles. I love to rope my cattle, ride my horses And dust off my old black boots. I love to see the sun when it comes up And sings its country tune. Where my music plays on, Magic 99.9… Baguio City. From the mountains, I feel a […]

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Food and Travel

X-List: Dinner and Dessert in Dumaguete

I’m missing Dumaguete City already.  I miss the fellows, I miss the workshop sessions, I definitely miss the alcohol (or as they all put it, “imbibing the spirit of the workshop”), and I miss the place in general.  But if there’s anything that’s definitely worth missing about the land of gentle people, it’s the food. […]

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Lake Balanan

(Okay, this post is overdue by a day.  – Marocharim) The third day of the Silliman National Writers Workshop was held at Lake Balanan, which was a pleasant surprise.  I think of it as a “back to nature” kind of thing.  I’m not a nature lover, but this place has become one of my favorite […]

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Dumaguete Diaries I: Theory of Flight

Harold’s Mansion Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6:29 PM The weather is breezy and overcast here at Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.  Writer City becomes Lyrics Translator City for the next two weeks.  My name is Marocharim, and welcome to the Dumaguete Diaries.  Ideally, I would be here on vacation after a 20-day work stretch, but I’m […]

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Food and Travel

A Chinese Wedding Banquet

My cousin’s wedding this weekend would be the stuff of a few blog entries for the next few days, but somehow I can’t stop thinking about food. For me, Chinese cooking cannot be separated from Chinese philosophy.  I like to think of the kitchen not as different options, but as different instruments; the only thing […]

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Food and Travel

Lenten Bacon

That sexy beast above is the Bacon Explosion: 5000 heart attack-inducing calories of pure, unadulterated delicious.  Two pounds of bacon, two pounds of Italian sausage, seasonings, barbecued and basted to complete and total win.  The Wendy’s Baconator, at 840 calories, is a pissant compared to this.  Never mind that the Bacon Explosion looks phallic, is […]

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