Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Since my wife works in the cake business, I end up driving to a lot of wedding receptions. That's my weekend preoccupation now: cake delivery van driver. Not that I mind, the change of pace from the weekday academic pursuits is actually most welcome -- I have time to think and reflect.
And yeah, I'm becoming quite the expert on weddings, too. I know what looks nice, what doesn't, and what's...you know...just tacky. (What we have above is one of the better ones I've seen.)
Ah, married life.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
This Sunday, Emily and I finally got to try Backyard Burgers. Backyard is near SM City Davao, but a little harder to get to because, well, it's only outlet really is along the backyard of a subdivision. In the past, we'd pass by the place, but never really could manage to park the car and grab a bite.
Not so this time. We were in no particular hurry, and the place wasn't packed like usual. Parking was no problem, either.
Backyard's appeal is that you can customize the burger to your liking. So you choose how well or rare the patty is done, and you select the ingredients to place in. Cooking takes a while, but that's because it's done the old-fashioned way on a charcoal grill.
Verdict: I'd say it's right about there with Hollywood. The patties are generous, and the wife and I still managed to get our fill from the single burger that we split between the two if us. Our only gripe is the place: it could be much cooler and more comfortable.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Cosplayers have become more elaborate in recent years. They have special contacts to get that feral look, their armor is now made of molded rubber, and the girls are even more daring in what they bare.
The appeal is largely lost on me now, however. Instead of awe at the creativity, all I'm seeing are...noisy kids in costumes. Cosplay tells me how silly the cartoons would really be in real life.
And yeah: "Get off my lawn."