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College memories

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Yesterday, I got to meet some of my classmates x dutymates x most probable group in any class class activity. Way back college, I swore I never imagined I’d ever see them again, and it was nice to hear their stories post-mortem, ehrm college (!) Dee just got back from Australia, and her sister Zoe is graduating this year. EC, who’s really not our groupmate but is a welcome addition to the pack to eat two humongous pans of pizza, is taking up Medicine with some other batchmates. Joanne and Johnel are pretty much taking the high road of their nursing career… And well me, still trying to deny that I am a nurse (hehe) but will review this year for US boards.

It’s fun to hear their stories from different perspectives. And I guess, life is just starting for us. Some are overwhelmed with the rigors of daily adult life. And some are just swinging by. Some are still students in the medical field, while some decided to take the course called life. Whatever paths we may be treading now, it’s apparent that adult life is not easy, but is fun and challenging.

I really hope we can do this every now and then guys, I really miss you all.

P.S. 110, kung nababasa nyo ‘to magpakita naman kayo minsan hahaha!

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Talk about responsibility

I am so impressed with Badile for doing his job and gatekeeping BOTH the students and the administration. I am so proud that someone from FEU has such sense of responsibility for his duty. Succeeding FEUCSO presidents should learn from him and past ones who haven’t had the same sensibility should be ashamed of themselves.

So you wanna cook, eh?

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DSC_0418This lamb steak is to die for!

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DSC_0429Chef Joey Herrera of LOOP

DSC_0433Cream puffs, I love!!!

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Some photos from the ICF@FEU cooking demo. I wanna take home that lamb shank and that spanking (relatively) new FEU campus is looking dope! Visit their website to know more of their course offerings. I personally want to take their culinary short courses just to satisfy my inner gourmet.

Loop Creative Dining at the FEU Makati

Last May 13, Loop Creative Dining, a growing sustainable kitchen at the heart of the Makati CBD, launched their new sumptuous offerings. I was there with some friends to try out the latest menu. The experience was simply gastronomically delightful. Check these out:

“It’s all about coming up with the best ways of using humble ingredients. As the restaurant’s infinity logo signifies, the possibilities are endless,” shares Executive Chef Joey Herrera. “Loop also means going back to your roots and focusing on ingredients but giving it a modern presentation. While there are some ingredients that we still have to import such as truffles and Prime Beef, we give priority to local ingredients. We give opportunity to the small farmers and artisans as much we can, as our own little way of helping the economy too.” he continues.

Whole Fried Tilapia in Tamarind Sauce, Lime – PhP 392

Gazpacho, Grilled Watermelon – PhP 158 (in a soup bowl)

Grilled Adobo Blood Sausage – PhP 248

Vegetable Tian, Couscous – PhP 187

Tuna Steak in Miso-Dashi Emulsion, Rice, Tempura, Vegetables – PhP 429

Loop Thinizza – From PhP 304 – PhP 642 (in eight variations)

Salmon in Laksa Nage, Soba Noodles, Bok Choy – PhP 453

Foie Gras Creme Brulee – PhP338 (in a bigger serving)

Salmon Burger – PhP 266

Sinigang Wings – PhP 194

Kids’ Flowerpot – Ph 107

Banana Pave, Green Tea Ice Cream, and Fruit Spheres – PhP 286

My plate :P

My personal favorites are: Carabao Cheese Triangles (old menu) which is rightly fried and has just the right amount of melt-in-your-mouth sweetness and tang, with the tomato sauce complementing the taste. Grilled Adobo Blood Sausage is succulent and has a chewy texture. I love that it tastes like organ meat. Salmon Burger Canapes, I practically nibbled on them while chugging down Blue Kamikazes. And the Fois Gras Creme Brulee is just witty – who knew that the luxurious fattened duck liver could be dessert?

Loop also gives you the atmosphere that’ll keep you staying and coming back. You’ll never go wrong with the urban cool, only so ambient for the urban eater –

I always love the open kitchen! It gives me a hint of confidence because I see how my food is done. The open kitchen allows the guests a view of all food preparation. While culinary students from sister company the Institute for Culinary Arts and Food Service (ICF @ FEU) hone their skills at Loop, the restaurant is not entirely student-operated.

A full team of professional chefs run the show.  Working with chef Joey are Chef de Cuisine Carla Aragon and Sous Chef Francis “Bitoy” Tarin. Each one enforces strict rules to ensure that every plate that leaves the kitchen is exactly how it’s supposed to be.

Blue Kamikaze, Strawberry Surprise, and Screwdriver. I’d prefer a long shot of Cuervo Gold Tequila though :P

These food portraits are just so good to look at, I can’t resist taking a picture.

Everything in Loop seems so chic and fresh. Add to that, that Loop’s launch was graced by media, friends, and of course, none other than Manila’s top tweet-ers! Welcome zeh tweeps!

@tonyocruz , @Jonver_David @runaholickassy and sorry-I’m-not-good-with-names-:(

@tiffyabiera, ros’-boyfriend-I-forgot-name-again, and @juanxi

Loop Creative Dining
FEU-Makati Building (corners Gil Puyat Avenue and Malugay Streets, Bgy. Bel-Air, Makati) Open from 10am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday.
Call 8927970 or email loopcreativedining@yahoo.com for inquiries and reservations

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Disclosure: all meals we had that night were free.

Dark Ages

Went to school for the integration a.k.a. in-house review last March 1. My RAS wasn’t very tolerant though Mr. Laboy is a good reviewer. I just wished they didn’t include nursing review center marketing with the lecture.

The guy in the blue polo left the group.

In the end of the review, they said they don’t resort to disparaging other review centers in their benefit, unlike others. How about subtle disparagement? In the end they just did. I won’t be mentioning it in elaborate details but it’s really disgusting to start with… that they think they can fool us, because we’re just students.

Note to review centers: please stop trying to destroy each other’s name. It’s a distasteful marketing strategy.

Foul play is never acceptable. These truly are the dark ages of the nursing practice.

 

Happy March!

Went to Dee’s birthday celebration at Yellow Cab Morayta after our lecture. Long live the Queen! LOL!

Classic Dee Expression. Peace!

Happy birthday Dee!

Rushed to Eastwood for Hanna’s 20th and Sugarfree’s last gig. Happy birthday Hanna! She had just reached the age of viability (lol, internal joke, sarreh!)

Buffet at Sambo Kojin with Hanna’s family, Erieca, Mara and birthday neonate, errr, girl (haha!) Hanna Samson. Very Yakimix lang!

M-E-A-T.

My plate.

Meat orgy.

Bed of shrimps. Disturbed by a slice of beef.

Mara

Erieca

Master Chef: Kaya mo bang kumain ng hipon nang hindi kinakamay?

Hanna and her Kuya RJ a.k.a. The Island Explorer

Still had the chance to catch Sugarfree play. Though we didn’t find a good place to watch from. And it was raining. And it was crowded. But we love you @EbeDancel. It was good 12 years listening to you!

Saw Ramon Bautista on the way to the plaza! Starstruck!

 

Happy birthday again Dee and Hanna! Goodbye Sugarfree, you will always be loved! March didn’t start bad at all. March is my month! Represent!

FEU

In a matter of weeks, classes will be over so as my time in my alma mater is almost done. Funny as I type the words alma mater I slowly take in FEU. I am one too bold to say, that I didn’t plan, at all, going to FEU (ever) and that there are a lot of things that I didn’t quite like at all.

You can find me and let me personally ramble on this all in front of you. It’s a given talent, you know.

Anyway. Per as my tweet earlier yesterday, after shooting around the campus, I really have to succumb to the fact that my campus is beautiful. And green. BUT per as my tweet also, I shall say, let’s stop at that. /lol /jk

With all this beauty inside our university, I guess what’s left to tweak is a little better system. I hope to see my alma mater see again its glorious days – outward and inward glory.

Have you ever noticed (especially if you’re a student here, of course) these metal statues in our campus by famed artist Vicente Manansala?