Archive for June, 2012

 

 

Longganisa Sorpresa, literally translating to “sausage surprise”, offers a variety of sausages originating from different parts of the country. From the sweet variant of Cebu and CDO, to Ilocos Region’s garlicky longganisa, you are sure to enjoy Longganisa Sorpresa’s wide offering.

 

 

Pansit Cabagan (P170) is fresh egg noodle dish sautéed in longganisa topped with mixed vegetables. This particular variant of pansit hails from Northern Cagayan.

 

 

Talunang Manok at Krisping Longganisa (P140) is the classic soyed  chicken with crunchy longganisa. Talunang Manok (loser chicken) is named so because the chickens used for this dish are those that lose in cockfights. Pretty morbid, huh? We also ordered Longganisa Fried Rice (P120) but I will no longer post a picture because it looks just like, well, rice… Haha! 😀

 

 

This was the star of the night – Taconissa Longganisa (P180). It looks like your normal taco salad except it’s not too normal, after all. Instead of the usual ground beef, this one is topped with crunchy longganisa bits that’s just simply wonderful. I only wish there were more nacho chips because they did not scrimp on the toppings and there were still a lot left after we’ve polished off all the chips.

 

 

We finished our meal off with Sago Gulaman (P50), tapioca balls and pandan jelly in muscovado sugar.

Everything we ordered was delicious. Plus the servers were so attentive and they displayed a good sense of understanding of their menu. Excellent service! 🙂

 

Check their website here: Longganisa Sorpresa

 

Things I can’t really say upfront to certain people…

 

  • I still like you. As much as I try not to like you anymore, I still do. I have been trying to keep you off my mind. Believe me, I try so hard. To no avail. But I’ll get there. Soon enough, I’ll be okay with the idea of you being with someone else. But until then, you still are my Unrequited Love.

 

  • What will happen to us in the long run? I’m pretty sure we can’t stay like this forever. Sure, what we have now is fun. But what happens when the reality that we can never be together TOGETHER sets in?

 

  • Thank you for your attention. Seriously, thank you. You make me feel wanted and important. But I am sorry because I can never return the affection. I am sorry.

 

  • Please stop being such a bitch to me. I may tolerate you now, but I’m not sure if I can keep it up any longer. And you won’t like it when I get mad. Things can get messy, I swear.

 

  • I miss you! ♥♥♥ Don’t worry, we will soon be together again (even just for a short while). I never say it, but you’re the reason for all my hard work. Well, you and my desire for travel. Heh. 🙂 See  you real soon!

 

What are things you wish you could say to people around you but just can’t?

 

 

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I joined the Weekly Photo Challenge for WordPress to help motivate myself to take more pictures, and share them with  the world. This week’s theme is CREATE.

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I created this customized mask for our company’s Christmas party themed “Masquerade Ball”. I did not want to go with the generic, straight-from-the-store mask so I decided to quickly whip up something specialized to wear.

 

 

I ran to the nearest craft store and bought a plain black mask, some glitters, that thing for the lining and peacock feathers. ET VOILA! After a messy session with hot glue and glitters, here’s what I came up with. 🙂

 

 

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” – Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

Puh Toh Tze Temple is a Buddhist temple which stands out with its traditional Chinese roofing and architecture.

Ten large statues of deities adorn the temple with the Goddess of Mercy, Kwan Yin, standing tall at the main entrance of the temple. – Source.

The temple has a very elegant feel with all the gold-plated ornaments scattered all over the place.

 

A visit to the Puh Toh Tze temple was part of our city tour. View other entries on the city tour here:

 

 

 

CIMORELLI is composed of six sisters making beautiful music together. SIX GIRLS WHO SING VERY WELL! And they’re good looking too! 😉

Their ages range from 11 to 21. They started by doing covers of songs but they just recently released their single, Million Bucks. Check them out coz they’re pretty awesome! 🙂

 

 

This floating mosque is the largest mosque in the city of Kota Kinabalu. It is surrounded by a man-made lagoon and can house up to 12,000 people at a time. It’s pretty funny how there’s a giant sign that prohibits fishing and swimming in the water and what do we see next? A group of kids doing exactly what the signboard says not to.

 

After our sumptuous lunch at a local curry house, our tourguide brought us to Signal Hill where we could get a good view of the city. On our way to the very top, we made a stop at the Atkinson Clock Tower to take a look at the oldest standing structure in Sabah.

 

 

This clock tower is made up of all-wood and no-nails! NO NAILS! Amazing, right? The picture is not so amazing though because we only had a view of the back of the tower from where we were parked. But we took what we could get. 🙂

There’s really not much else to see so we moved on up higher to the Signal Hill Observatory Platform.

 

 

Signal Hill Observatory Platform is the highest point in the city. It offers a good aerial view of the Kota Kinabalu city proper as well as of the adjacent islands.