Are you a tortured genius?

Are you a tortured genius? Well, apparently I am. ;-p

You Are 85% Tortured Genius

You totally fit the profile of a tortured genius. You’re uniquely brilliant – and completely misunderstood.
Not like you really want anyone to understand you anyway. You’re pretty happy being an island.

Are You a Tortured Genius?

Tagged! Food meme…

Kimmie left a message earlier, telling me that she’s tagged me for this Restaurant Meme, so here it is:

The rules:

1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the state and country you’re in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
Velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
J (California, USA)
Curiosity Killer (Hong Kong, SAR)
Chrissy (Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada)
Kimmie (Metro Manila, Philippines)
PJ (Metro Manila, Philippines)

2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.

#1: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. (Greenbelt 2, Makati): The food is great and the service is A-1 awesome. Here’s a typical lunch Conne and I usually gorge on: New England Clam Chowder, Caesar’s Salad, Lt. Dan’s Drunken Shrimp, Dixie Style Baby Back Ribs, and Bubba’s After Storm “Bucket of Boat Trash”. Mmmmmmmmm. Another plus is that you’d get to watch the Forrest Gump movie for free via screens scattered throughout the restaurant area (I never get bored watching it).

#2 Gourmet’s Cafe (Tagaytay): Good food; great ambiance; and really fresh salads (they have a vegetable farm/garden at the back of the restaurant where they harvest their veggies, so I guess you can’t get any fresher than that!). Their Caesar’s Salad is a killer, the lettuce and other greens are oh so crunchy! And their pasta offering is also great. Although I once ordered their squid’s ink pasta and I tried to keep myself from smiling or laughing after dinner (You guessed it, the black ink was all over my pearly whites! Ha! From afar, I looked like I lost a tooth, and then some!) It was a blast.

#3 Saisaki (Glorietta): I love Japanese food, especially sushi and sashimi! And since Saisaki has a buffet (all-you-can-eat) setting, then it’s definitely one of my favorites. Tip: If you’re really up to the task of bloating your belly, then I suggest that you go for the “crossover” dining option where You get to feast on any Triple V – Saisaki, Dad’s or Kamayan – buffet.

#4 Gumbo (Mall of Asia): We first came across this restaurant one evening while waiting for the next “300” movie screening schedule at the SM Mall of Asia. We had 30 minutes prior to the screening time and decided to have a “quick” dinner first. And since I love Cajun cooking, we decided to give Gumbo a try. It’s too bad that we had to eat in a rush, because the food was actually great. And the staff were accommodating enough (we told them that we had a movie to catch and needed something that was quick to prepare) that they gave our order VIP, A1 treatment! Wow! To sum it up, Gumbo equals good food, and even better service!

#5 This is really a tough choice between 1) Dencio’s (Brittany, Sucat), 2) Toho Restaurant (BF Homes, Paranaque), 3) The Coffee Shop (Subic) – all close to home, and 4) Burgoo (SM Mall of Asia) and it’s hard to choose one over the other without having to feel guilty for leaving out the rest.

3. Tag other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been tagged.

I’m initially tagging: Conne, Berne, and Mark

My first meme – Four things

4 things meme….
From Chrissy at Life on Manitoulin

Four places I have worked:
1. Wallem Innovative Solutions
2. Total Information Management
3. Trend Micro
4. IBM Philippines

Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. Top Gun
2. Braveheart
3. Serendipity
5. Cutting Edge

Four of my favorite TV shows:
1. Supernatural
2. GMA News / ABS-CBN News
3. Discovery Channel: Myth Busters
4. Discovery Channel: American Chopper

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. Cebu
2. Boracay Island
3. Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
4. Davao

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Filipino Cuisine: Sinigang
2. Filipino Cuisine: Bistek Tagalog
3. Filipino Cuisine: Pinakbet
4. Sushi / Sashimi

Four things I like to do in my spare time:
1. Spend time with my family
2. Blog
3. Sleep
4. Eat

The shark, the dragon, and the pig

This year is the year of the pig, according to Chinese astrology. In China, the pig is associated with fertility and virility. To bear children in the year of the pig is considered very fortunate, for they will be happy and honest (taken from wikipedia)

The Pig is a fun and enlightening personality blessed with patience and understanding. People born under the sign of the Pig enjoy life and all it has to offer, including family and friends. They are honest and thoughtful and expect the same of other people. Pigs can be perceived as oblivious or gullible because they do care about others so much that they will do just about anything for a friend in need.

I was born under the year of the Dragon, a Fire Dragon to be precise. So how should I fare this year?

Here’s what Yahoo! Astrology has to say for the Dragon this 2007.

Wow, if I am to believe in what is says, then I really look forward to the challenging, and hopefully fruitful year ahead. But please note that I am not much of a believer in astrology, since I have my Catholic faith to lean on. Nevertheless, I really do have my heart and mind set on completing some of my ‘life project’ and plans this year, for both me and my family. Astrology aside, with great partners and friends, and especially the Lord, to guide me, I feel that I most definitely have the tools needed to make my own destiny and finish the year with a bang!

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Your Astrology and Your Temper