Change In Food Preference

Thai cuisine alongside with Japanese cuisine are two of our most favored type of  food. Admittedly however, there was a point in time when we just kept dining at Italian restaurants. That was early on into our marriage. Blame it on my husband’s preference at that time.

Through the years, slowly but surely, his palate and food preference changed. I must say, it may have been from my own influence but I can’t say that it was imposed on him. Nowadays, Vietnamese cuisine is also highly favored.

Not too long ago, we went to Seeda Thai Restaurant. This quaint restaurant, though the menu is not that vast in comparison with other Thai restos that we’ve been to, my husband and I have identified several dishes on the menu that we keep going back to for more over and over again. Predictable? Yes we are! At the time when we dined, I failed to capture what was served on our table but the following shots were taken during an earlier dinner date.

seeda thai

seeda thai

seeda thai

seeda thai

seeda thai

seeda thai

Sound Matters

Do you have any idea what Mackie Speakers are?

I know nowadays, it’s mortal sin to be ignorant but I still find myself having no clue at some things sometimes. Hence, particularly with this speaker, I had to research about it online and what have I got?

I found out that they come in many different types, powered or unpowered, high definition, 3-way, portable and many more. I didn’t realize how much choices the music aficionados have in their hands when it comes to speakers.

While I’m sure all of the different types emit good sound, in the ears of a discerning musician there is a big difference on the kind of sound that each produce.

Hoping The Quality Of Food And Service Is The Same

Browsing through my EHD made me drool for these:

tobiko

tobiko

tobiko

tobiko

tobiko

tobiko

tobiko

tobiko

tobiko

tobiko

tobiko

tobiko

tobiko

It’s been a few months since we dined out at Tobiko. We used to go there every couple of weeks but lately, we haven’t had that much chance to drop by the resto. In addition, we’re a bit leery because we heard that it’s under new management. I’m not sure how true that is, but we heard it from the grapevines. As with any new management, more often than not many changes are bound to be instituted.

The photos above were taken last February, which leads me to believe that it may have been the last time that we dined there. One of these days, we’ll find ourselves there. Then we’ll finally find out if there are changes.

Collector’s Dilemma

If you are living with an avid collector, storage is always an issue. Admittedly, I’m living with one in the person of my husband. Collecting mint and graded sports cards as well as coins, sports commemorative plates as well as comic books are his thing.

There was a point when he was also into music CD’s and vinyls but he has outgrown his love for them. Not that he has outgrown his love for music. But just the same, if my estimate is right we may have more than a thousand pieces between the two. I can just imagine that if he is so into music, he may also get one of those krk rokit 5 g3. I heard that this gadget produces excellent sound.

At this point, even if storage is a continuous issue, I can’t really stop him from this hobby. In the same token that he can’t stop me from buying those precious and girly stuff that I love to collect. The only difference between his collection from mine is I get to enjoy and use what I collect because his collection are more valuable when they’re in mint condition so he’s just content looking at them.

Erratic Temps

Living in an area of the United States where the four season exists has its pros and cons. But I won’t even try to go there – you know, discuss each of the pros and the cons.

With the weather changing and once again we’re bracing for the colder months, it’s now become kind of tricky dressing up. The temperature swings can be erratic. While the weather channels can dish out the latest conditions outside, it is not that accurate as there are environmental factors that are inherent to ones area (in our case, we live near the beach so the temps seem to be always lower). I never thought of getting an outdoor thermometer to install right by our balcony, but my sister’s visit yesterday made me realize that I should really get one. She actually suggested it, so there is no second guessing what’s the real temperature outside when we head out. Her idea was borne out of her outdoor thermometer in her own garden to take care of her plants properly, but she thinks this is a good option for our purpose.

During this time of the year, more than ever, many people are prone to colds and flu. As we all know, any sickness may warrant a visit to a physician (good if one has a comprehensive health insurance like that of the coverage from burlington). More often than not, these conditions are contracted from not dressing up properly. My husband is the only one that heads out everyday even on weekends. He wants to get some fresh air, so even a short walk right to the parking lot to check on Sexie can get him sick if he’s not dressed properly.

Prevention is better than cure. So if only for that, I should really get an outdoor thermometer.

Classic Pinoy Eats

The mere sight of these dishes makes me drool incessantly. These pics were captured when I brought a friend for the first time to a Pinoy resto so she can try the cuisine.

guiradelco

guiradelco

guiradelco

guiradelco

guiradelco

guiradelco

This weekend, I need to satisfy this craving or else I’ll go insane. These classic Pinoy fare haven’t been devoured by yours truly and I think it’s time to go to the nearest Pinoy resto.

Last weekend, my husband surprised me and brought home some food from the Lumpia Shack (a new Pinoy resto in the West Village). I have to say that the food was delicious but they’re not the authentic Pinoy food. There’s a twist in every dish, so to speak.

I was not that thrilled. Not that I’m being cheap, but I found them overpriced.

It Was One Of Those Days

Stress makes us crave for food… a lot of food. Instead of making our usual breakfast at home that weekend, we decided we wanted something else so we found ourselves for brunch at the Parkview. Nothing fancy, nothing out of the ordinary. We very well know the food and service is great in this resto. It satisfied our palates and that was it.
parkview diner

parkview diner

parkview diner

parkview diner

parkview diner

When dinner time came, we chose China Buffet King in Long Island and boy, did we regret our choice. On our way to the restaurant, a couple warned us that it may not be a good choice. The adventurous people that we are, we took our chances and yes, the food was not that great. It’s a bit puzzling for us however why people are flocking the place. Maybe, we’re just too choosy and critical?

Considering that this is dinner buffet, we barely touched the food. As of press time, I still have yet to find the exact words to politely describe and find the right adjective to properly talk about the food. The service was great though. But come on, it’s buffet so all the staff did was clear the plates from our table.

china buffet king

china buffet king

china buffet king

china buffet king

china buffet king