Some things that have struck my eye lately…
I love it so much when the sky turns orange. In fact, I like everything orange. It’s the burning passion of red and innocent cheerfulness of yellow. Somewhat like being married, with little kids.
In a moment of warm fuzziness characteristic of mild inebriation, I had taken the picture above during a date with Bear two weeks ago at Romeo’s Filipino and Japanese Restaurant in Antipolo City.
(I also find it truly awesome when a wonderful little restaurant with a fantastic view allows you to bring in your own wine at such de minimis corkage, with a classy complimentary chiller and crystal wine goblets that save you going back to and from your car to get surreptitious swigs. Come on, it’s a genius idea for those who date el cheapo—you can thank me later!).
I have always been enamored by monster clocks. This one is a view of Manila City Hall from the al fresco rooftop bar and restaurant Sky Deck of Bayleaf Hotel. Magical. They really got this right.
I’ve never been a big beer person but when I do drink it, I find myself asking for this dark lager beer by who else but San Miguel— the Cerveza Negra. Seriously malty, thick and bitter. Gorgeous.
I was quite intrigued by this lady above with the impossible red heels. Her table was right next to ours and I observed her quiet, lovely solitariness as she drank a bottle of beer right after another. She had beautiful, straight long hair that danced with the wind (very windy, that place).
How does that work for anyone, really? I mean drinking alone in a public place. I’ve never tried it, beautiful hair, form-fitting dress with killer heels. Or not.
Me and Bear. We actually go on dates a lot. Most of our dates could be done on a student budget, nothing very fancy.
Our work as much as our respective internet discoveries have taken over our mostly random, aimless, wildly desultory but endless conversations on these dates.
Yes, I like having these conversations. It’s like looking at the mirror within the mirror within the mirror.
It just goes on forever.
Of course. Nothing beats a good serving of hot dim sum (pork siomai in this case, which can be bought at one of my most favorite dim sum places of all time —- Dragon Noodle Center on M.H. Del Pilar Street, Manila) and needless to state, chili sauce.
Yes, dim sum and chili sauce — the ties that bind us together. Me and Bear.
How about you?
What’s your favorite kind of place to go on a date?
Thanks for stopping by!
See you again,