I don’t think I’ll be eating in places BachelorFoodBlogger MLQ3 eats soon: to be honest, I have lost all sense of what qualifies for “food” these days. Here are good examples of non-food I eat on a daily basis:
- Stuff from McDonald’s;
- Intriguing stuff passed off as dim sum at the a’la carte “flea market” behind St. Francis Square;
- Ingestables from the office pantry;
- Whatever I fancy at a Happy Balls or Waffle Time at an MRT station;
- Cigarettes (yes, it’s food if it fills your stomach).
I can pass myself off as an alcoholic. A few weeks ago during a team gathering activity at Metrowalk (read: drinking session), I ended up making “absinthe” out of a cold glass of San Miguel Super Dry and a blue Vodka Cruiser. Tasted pretty damn good. Add to that a dozen more bottles of beer and some hard cocktails, and you have a recipe for disaster. Drunk? Like heck I was: I actually asked the taxi driver to stop somewhere near Vasra on my way home just so that I could vomit.
Shows you what kind of a “food blogger” – and a person – I am.
When you need to get work done, there’s always caffeine. I’m a Baguio boy, so I should be extremely familiar with hot coffee. The only problem is that when you live in a place as hot as Manila, you want everything with ice in it. So I ended up making the old reliable Wake-Up Juice back in the days of my thesis. It’s so easy to make, too:
- A can of Coke. Regular, not Light, not Coke Zero, and definitely not Pepsi.
- A pack of C4 Energy Powder Drink. Twice the caffeine. Tastes like cola.
Procedure: mix together in a glass or tumbler. Quaff.
Any general-practice physician, gastroenterologist, or psychiatrist will tell you that this is 330 milliliters and four grams of caffeinated, carbonated suicide. Which is the whole point.
Corporate emo at its finest.