KFC occupies the Philippines with Double Down Dog

Amid a region that has long been marked by instability, roiling upsets, and suffering, KFC has found the perfect place to deploy its Double Down Dog, its latest arm of a worldwide effort to replace all things with fried chicken—including, eventually, arms. That plot thickened and congealed over the fall, when KFC took its now-somehow-referred-to-as-“traditional” Double Down sandwich and added a bacon cheeseburger inside it. Now the race has accelerated considerably by KFC nestling a hot dog deep within a greasy, waiting “bun,” in a sentence that would be more appetizing were it actually a sexual euphemism.

Instead, the only obfuscating language here is that the “bun” is really a folded-up slab of fried chicken, wrapped around a tube of intestinal meat cheerfully referred to as a “hot dog,” and slathered in a neon-yellow slurry that is satirically referred to as “cheese.” Together they form the Double Down Dog, so named after the yoga position that involves putting your palms on the ground, then slowly distending your colon.

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DINAGSA 2015 // Cadiz City, PH

It’s an annual routine. Last Sunday, my friends and I went to Cadiz City, just a bus ride away from Bacolod to enjoy and experience the festivity there. It’s called the Dinagsa Festival! It’s almost the same as the Masskara Festival here in Bacolod - there are also street dancing competitions and street parties (and a lot of drinking). But what’s more fun and unique is that the Cadiz locals celebrate their fiesta with the aid of colorful paints. Upon arriving in the city proper, we were greeted with tourists and locals all alike, painting our faces with different colors. I bought my own paint and tried to join the painting game. I don’t really see the point in it all, but it’s so fun and gleeful to see that at the end of the day all of us will more or less look like a colorful and abstract canvass. 

The best thing about Filipino fiestas is that there’s variety. Each and every town/city in the country will always have its trademark that will certainly make tourists come back for more. And Cadiz will surely be one of those. 

What’s next for @seriouslytravel? #Cebu, #Philippines…it’s our first time visiting this gorgeous island & we can’t wait to explore. A special thanks to the Tourism Board of Cebu for hosting our stay!

So great to have a fresh, green lunch today after a LOT of rice and seafood! (not that I’m complaining 😉). Off to explore Manila today! #lunch #healthy #salad #quinoa #quinoasalad #nutritious #delicious #eatwell #eatgreen #healthyliving #green #fresh #lowfat #smoothie #travel #instatravel #food #foodie #manila #philippines #vscocam #vsco (at Corner Tree Cafe)