Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rants Galore Redux

- Aaaaannnnnddddd here we are again with more things to nitpick on. Honestly I was impressed with the number of pageviews that I got from  my first rant post-"Torpe Road" series that I felt that I should do another one again. And besides, everyday there are things that are done wrong or are just plain wrong that is quickly being criticized by people.  

- When I think about it, there's no limit to what people can rant these days, especially with the growing popularity of social networks. There are a lot these days, where you can share stories, pictures, cellphone numbers, vital stats, collections and mostly opinions.  

- I remember a comic strip called "DAVE" where the title character said "sometimes I don't know if I'm forming an opinion...or just BORROWING one!". It can be very true. 

- Speaking of social networks, I sometimes frown at blogs that has "followers" only because they're friends ever since highschool, or that they're just returning a favor. While I do have "followers" who I know personally, I appreciate more the people who just read your blog post because your topic was interesting to them. While there are a few people who actually makes a comment on a blog post, we do have pageviews so it can be validated. 

- I've read before on a newspaper of a very interesting topic. There was a Filipino chef who said that Filipino foods will still take about 5 years before it will be globally popular and be palced in menus on big restaurants. While there is news of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and "Datu Puti" (Check it here) it is still not worthy of our fine cuisines. The chef said that he blames it on politics (as always) and a question of WHEN was the last time that you REALLY enjoyed your favorite Filipino food at a restaurant? 

- There are a lot of restaurants today that uses preservatives or rations some ingredients on the cooking process so the experience of eating and enjoying your food is not the same like before indeed. If I have a chance on getting a foreigner interested in Filipino foods, I'd take him/her to a house. Because everyone knows how lutong bahay tastes from those big-time restaurants. And instead of the usual adobong manok, I'd offer them kare-kare, grilled liempo, bicol express, pinakbet and any kind of kakanin as long as it is not the usual suman. I figure these under-appreciated delicacies would give the Filipino food the break that we rightfully deserve. 

- And speaking of foods, while I admire the unpredictable food market trends here (you guys remember the shawarma, fried noodles, siomai, ice scramble, waffle and milk tea fad?) the "buko shake" is a big lie regarding their "healthy alternative" shtick. They say it's healthy because it has buko juice on it. But in reality it's mostly crushed ice, sweetener, milk and 15% buko on it. If you want pure buko juice, just go to your trusty magbubuko, provided you buy an actual buko and not from their pitcher. That one also has loads of sugar on it.

- So, pa-BJ ka naman...

- Dogs. While I am still in great fear of them and becoming famous these past few years because of this guy, 

- I am rather appalled with some dog owners just chaining or locking their dogs for most of the day (paging PETA). These animals deserve at least to be given space and freedom. I live in a subdivision where there are huge warehouses that have pitbulls or german shepherds just caged for all their animal life. The owners would just reason out with having a reliable security. Pffttt. Just go with CCTV instead, jerk. 

- And that's about it... If you feel like commenting something offensive or rebutting, then good for you, I made you voice out your own opinion. Cheers.

- "the king" 

1 comment:

^_^ wReY and R0bbY said...

I prefer buko juice fresh from coconut fruit than buko shake because it's healthier! ヅ