Hear ye! My Arn‘s next book is coming out in a few months. Here’s the teaser:
More details to follow in the next few weeks. Incidentally he’s been updating the news section of his site so stay tuned for updates.
Please feel free to post it on your blogs. 🙂
Has anyone seen the new BPI commercial? A friend sent us a text last night saying that The Mythology Class is in it. We haven’t seen the ad but I know we have director kuya twin Quark to thank for the product placement. 🙂
Cool link of the day: Cooking by Numbers. Just tick the box beside items you have in stock and voila – you’re given a list of meals you can prepare. A boon for the kitchen-impaired (i.e., me).
Yup, since our mag is currently being printed (and my editor and her hubby are away in HK celebrating their wedding anniv – have fun, Marbs!), I’m using this healthy pocket of free time to polish my housewifely skills.
As someone who’s never held a syanse til she turned 31*, my adventures in the kitchen these past couple of years have been nothing short of… educational. Arn will gladly tell you about the time I served him a half-cooked tangigue fillet: the surface had baked to a nice golden brown so I plopped it to a plate, drizzled lemon juice over it and proudly served it to him. It turns out that it still hadn’t thawed completely so the meat inside looked – and tasted – like sashimi. :p
That was two years ago so I think it’s safe to say that I’ve now mastered a few toss together-and-mix recipes by heart. Here are some easy dishes I prepared last week: shrimp and egg salad sandwiches on ciabatta (with wasabi-mayo dressing, naks), oatmeal raisin and/or choco chip cookies (I use Alton Brown‘s The Chewy as base, it’s very basic and the cookies always turn out really good), sloppy joes (Arn’s favorite! It’s really just a chunkier, spiced-up version of bolognese sauce so you can spoon it into buns), and my friend Sheila‘s shrimp and garlic pasta (sauteed in butter, mmm!).
*My mom, a true-blue Pampanguena, is a spectacular cook and she reigned supreme in our kitchen so I didn’t feel compelled to learn til I got married.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet: Wellie welll, I wasn’t even aware that a sequel to this underground phenomenon was in the works. Here’s a link to the trailer for Clerks 2, featuring older — and healthier — versions of our favorite shopkeepers Dante and Randal. (via Carlo)