my aunt upon learning i was at makati med kanina called to invite me for “meryenda”

“lite meal lang tayo, iho”

when i arrived at the resto, lite meal was kare-kare and rice.



Solitaire Cards

Product from Areaware physically recreates the playing cards of Windows 3.0 game featuring the original pixel graphic designs of Susan Kare:

Susan Kare created some of the most familiar user interface designs in early computing. The icons she designed for the original Macintosh operating system helped millions navigate easily through our early and unfamiliar digital environment, and include the trash can, lasso, and Finder Icon.

“I worked on the original pixel art for the on-screen Solitaire cards in 1990 using an IBM PC, Microsoft Paint, and the typical 16 VGA color palette of the time. A lot of those weren’t particularly attractive colors, but fortunately the card faces only required black, red, and yellow. I was inspired by classic card decks, and had the most fun trying to translate the complicated patterns of the Jacks, Queens, and Kings to a 72 dots-per-inch grid.

Nearly 25 years later, I got back in the 90s mindset to design matching Jokers for the Areaware deck, since Solitaire doesn’t use them.

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I’m always skeptical when someone tells me they know where to get the “the best” of anything. Taste is subjective, so I’ve often found that what other people feel is “the best sushi” or “the best ramen” does not come close in my book. So when a colleague told me he knew where to get the best “katsu-kare” (Japanese curry topped with deep fried pork) in Tokyo, I was curious but didn’t get my hopes up too high. But after he took me to Mizuno in Akasaka for lunch, I have to agree that this was the best katsu-kare I’ve had!

The curry was perfectly spiced, and its consistency was spot on. You see, as you dunk or spoon the curry onto your pork, some restaurants tend to make it too runny, so it becomes almost soupy when mixed with the rice. Other places make it to thick and it doesn’t stick to the katsu. However, Mizuno has found a near-perfect balance!

The vegetables were also cut just how I like them, in smaller bite-sized pieces that provided texture, and also complimented the taste of the curry. I hate when you get big chunks of carrots and potatoes which distract from the harmony of the stew. The sweet onions and inclusion of mushrooms here added fantastic flavor to the dish.

The other thing I greatly appreciated about Mizuno was the tonkatsu. Many curry places focus too much on the curry and the pork becomes an afterthought. Mizuno is first and foremost a tonkatsu restaurant though, so their pork cutlets are breaded and fried to order, so some out hot and crisp on top of your rice.

Mizuno is a quaint, family run restaurant, with the son in the kitchen, the father expediting, and the mother serving. There’s a ticket machine at the entrance, so you need to purchase your order before walking in.

If you are looking for “the best” katsu-kare in Tokyo, look no further than Mizuno! (Thanks for the introduction, Paul!)


2-7-5 Akasaka

Akasaka Bride Bldg.

Minato-ku, Tokyo



Manga Rec. - Romantic Manga

  1. Sweet Love in School Life

  1. Bokura ga Ita
  2. Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu
  3. Kare Kano
  4. Rockin’ Heaven
  5. Shinshi Doumei Cross
  6. Suzuka
  7. Akuma to Love Song
  8. Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta
  9. Venus Capriccio 
  10. Oresama Teacher 
  11. Hiyokoi
  12. 360 Degrees Material
  13. Kimi ja Nakya Dame Nanda

2. Supernatural and Fantastic world

  1. Anatolia Story 
  2. Hana to Akuma
  3. Kamisama Hajimemashita 
  4. Siesta 
  5. Ayakashi Hisen 
  6. Pureblood Boyfriend
  7. Yamamoto Zenjirou to Moushimasu
  8. Black Bird 
  9. Read or Dream
  10. Ouke no Monshou 
  11. D.N. Angel
  12. The Bride of the Water God 
  13. Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne

3. Comic life around romance

  1. Perfect Girl Evolution
  2. Lovely Complex
  3. Seiyuu Ka-! 
  4. Hana Kimi
  5. Beauty Pop 
  6. High School Debut
  7. Crossroad 
  8. Faster Than a Kiss
  9. Junai Tokkou Taichou! 
  10. Gokuraku Seishun Hockey Club
  11. S Kareshi Joujou
  12. Yamada Tarou Monogatari
  13. Sailor Fuku ni Onegai!

4. Love triangle

  1. Stardust Wink 
  2. Parfait Tic 
  3. Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru 
  4. Moe Kare!!
  5. Chocolate Cosmos
  6. L-DK
  7. Bokura wa Itsumo

5. First Love

  1. Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu
  2. Love Berrish!
  3. Strobe Edge
  4. Kimi ni Todoke
  5. Hatsukare 
  6. Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta

6. Pursing dreams

  1. Full Moon Wo Sagashite
  2. Paradise Kiss 
  3. Penguin Revolution
  4. Glass Mask 
  5. Crash! 
  6. V.B. Rose

7. Romantic drama and slice of life

  1. Sand Chronicles
  2. Kanon 
  3. Kirara
  4. Switch Girl 
  5. Love So Life 
  6. Hakushaku to Yousei
  7. Ojousama Wa Oyomesama

(Source from: MangaHere Topic: Romance Manga)

anonymous asked:

Do you know any manga where the girl undergoes a transformation (emotionally &/ physically)? Thank you


  • Bijin Kakumei 
  • Boku ni Natta Watashi
  • Cousin (Ikuemi Ryo)
  • Film Girl 
  • Gakuen Ouji
  • Himitsu no Ai-chan
  • Hitoribocchi wa Samishikute
  • Houou Gakuen Misoragumi
  • Kare First Love 
  • Koukou Debut
  • Kuragehime 
  • Kyou no Kira-kun
  • Mairunovich
  • Mishounen Produce
  • Miunohri to Swan
  • Moe Kare!!
  • My Lovable Fatty    
  • Naisho No Jikan 
  • Nousatsu Junkie 
  • Ouji to Hero
  • Ouran High School Host Club
  • Papillon - Hana to Chou
  • Paradise Kiss
  • Pika Ichi
  • Shiny Doll
  • Skip Beat!
  • Sukitte ii Na Yo
  • Switch Girl
  • Toretate Kureji
  • Wallflower 
  • Watashi ga Motete Dousu n da
  • Why Do You Love Me?