Cold / Harry Potter Marathon / Back to the Philippines

November 17, 2005 at 2:02 AM | Food, Good Times, Movies, Nerd, Site/Personal | 2 Comments

First of all, I would like to comment on the fact that it snowed for the first time on Tuesday. The weatherman said that it would snow and there were many naysayers but I was like “nah, it’s gonna snow.” And it did. We were in a meeting and somebody pointed out that it was snowing, and snowing hard. It wasn’t cold or plentiful enough to stick so nothing really happened. But that’s not to say that it hasn’t been cold recently, because it has been damn cold as of late. I be waking up, freezing n shit. We turned the heater on the other day. I certainly don’t want to be responsible for pipes that be bursting n shit. I’m not even sure what’s up with the weather this year… I think it should have snowed already a couple weeks, maybe months, back. Global warming? Global cooling? El niño? I dunno… I don’t keep up with these sorts of details.

In preparation for the new Harry Potter movie coming out this Friday, me and some people are going to have a Harry Potter marathon tomorrow. It should be every bit as exciting as it sounds. And that’s very exciting.

So today, after work, I stopped by Blockbuster to pick up some Harry Potter DVDs. They only had the first two, but it’s cool… It is my opinion that the first two Harry Potter movies are better than the third one, and plus I’ve got the third one as a rip somewhere.

In the same strip mall as this Blockbuster that I went to was this place called Filippina Café (or something to that effect). I was like “oh shit!” when I saw it because I miss that Filipino food so very badly. Some of that afritada… some of that adobo… all that good shit. I ran up in there even though they didn’t look like they were open. There were some people moving some things around and this lady told me that they weren’t open yet. It turns out that they were opening up shop tomorrow. They let me take a look at their menu and it was all there… all of the familiar menu items that I remember seeing from the Philippines… all except for the mango shake. A couple weeks back, Ryan had called me up and was telling me about this Filipino eating establishment that he had run across in Wichita, and they didn’t have the mango shake either. It leads me to believe that the mango shake was probably more of a “I’m actually in the Philippines and I am on the beach” type drink. Since neither of us are in that particular situation at the moment, I suppose a mango shake might be a little too much to ask for. Besides, they’d probably have to resort to mangos from Mexico and that really doesn’t cut it. I’m definitely going to have to check this place out though, probably this weekend. Or maybe tomorrow for lunch and skip out on pho.

Next to the restuarant was this little shop called Manila Grocery. I went in there to check it out and sure enough, they sold a number of food products from the Philippines, as well as various typical Asian grocery store foods. They had Jufran brand products! They even had some of that crazy banana-based ketchup that I tried in the Philippines. The whole trek about this strip mall brought me back and now I’ve got a reason to wake up in the morning. Almost made me forget about the cold, cold weather.


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  1. What, snow? I got a whole feet of it already in just one day.

    Comment by LL — November 17, 2005 #

  2. HA. HA.

    Comment by Zack — November 22, 2005 #

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