March 9, 2009
A few years ago, I'd promised I would never turn down writing and hair and makeup gigs, for fear of seeming ungrateful (and also of incurring the wrath of my grandmotherly-nice landlady). This resolution also included giving up my then-daily Starbucks habit, as a young editor zipping about town going from shoot to shoot, event to event. (The transition to green tea worked, by the way: I'd lost about 12 pounds in the course of a year.)
Anyway, I can't make this entry too long now because I have to get to work... so I also don't end up feeling guilty and ethically unreliable by the time my beach plans come to fruition. I still have yet to blog about our FANTABULOUS family reunion/Lola's 85th birthday celebration; lots of cool pics from there.
Meanwhile, check out this yummy yummy treat I had the other day called Anmitsu, from Kozui—a green tea cafe along Tomas Morato in Quezon City. It's like Japanese halo-halo (our local shaved-ice dessert), served in a huge bowl with chewy Dango balls, green tea jelly, red bean, taro, and delicious green tea soft-serve ice cream.