In Search of the Perfect Toaster

Thanks to my mother my son is now addicted to toasted bread. he needs to have all his bread warm and toasted every morning. Too bad we do not have a toaster!

So the toaster goes in line along with the turbo broiler and oven I want to buy. Something tells me this gets pushed to the beginning of the line!


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Some Random Fast Food Facts


I think I need to post this for myself since I have been eating fast food since Saturday! I only get to eat ONE full meal – but that is FAST FOOD!

Ever seen Super Size Me?

  • Television greatly expanded the ability of advertisers to reach children and try to develop brand loyalty early in life. Today the average American child sees more than 10,000 food advertisements each year on television.
  • Burger King’s Double Whopper with cheese contains 923 calories. A man would need to walk for about nine miles to burn it off. Adding french fries and a large cola brings the total calories to an amazing 1,500 calories (2/3 of an adult man’s recommended daily caloric intake).
  • McDonald’s is the largest purchaser of beef, pork, and potatoes and the second largest purchaser of chicken in the world. Its annual orders for french fries constitute 7.5% of America’s entire potato crop.

See HERE for a lot more facts.  French fries, anyone?

Weight Loss Journey

Protein BarsAs most of you know, I am always at a perpetual diet, with no lasting weight loss effects. I just love eating too much plus my work is very (very) sedentary.

I thought I might experiment with my diet these days and I am now soda-free for two days. I am drinking water like a fish, and just consume one full meal a day. I eat protein bars twice a day as a snack and replace two meals with a protein shake. I drink health supplements (5 tablets each) thrice a day.

It takes a bit of getting used to. I hope I can really make it!

Hinulab sa Asin Dagat

Hinulab sa Asin Dagat

This is also one of the specialties of La Mesa Grill.

It is called Kinulob sa Asin Dagat or rock salt cooking. The fish, either tilapia or apahap (local seabass), is wrapped in rock salt and grilled.

The seafood comes from General Santos City, Aklan and Bacolod.

Rock salt cooking is an old way of cooking fish by the Spaniard when refrigerators were not invented yet.  The magic here is, after grilling the fish and removing the burnt rock salt, the fish is not at all salty. Its skin and flesh are very moist like it has been steamed.



I actually finished a whole fish!
Interesting trivia for you too: La Mesa Grill (Mall of Asia) is owned by Senator Kiko Pangilinan and Enrico “Rikki” Dee.


SM Mall of Asia, North Bayview Park

Pasay City, Metro Manila

(02) 556-0737


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