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Friday, June 23, 2017

Sunday Lunch at Qubiertos

We finally went to lunch at Qubiertos.  We always pass by this quaint diner along D. Tuazon we go on a trip and wonder what they offer because their parking lot is always full.  Each time we do, we promise to try eating there the next time we go out for lunch.  We finally did recently, and we think it's worth it.



The place looked like an old house that has been repurposed as a diner.  Upon entering the front door, you will set foot on what could be the living room of the house.  From here, you can see the kitchen which looked like those from homes built in the 1960s or maybe the 1970s. Anyway, the customer gets the feeling of having lunch at home with the family.  All that's missing was music in the background playing from the old stereo.




We did not order anything fancy.  We tried the ensaladang labanos at pipino or radish and cucumber in vinegar with chili ginger.  It's the only one in our food that we really didn't enjoy much because it was way too spicy and sour for our taste.

ensaladang labanos at pipino

For our main dish, we had the Ginataang Sugpo at Tilapia, or prawns and tilapia cooked in coconut milk.  The gata or coconut milk was sweet and contrasted with the taste of the fish and the prawns. It's terrific, and I personally liked it.

Ginataang Sugpo at Tilapia
To make our meal complete, we also got some lechon kawali or deep-fried pork loin with liver sauce dip. While I like this dish, the one prepared by Qubiertos is not so different from those in other restaurants.  For the rice to go with all our dishes, we chose the Qubiertos rice which was stir fried and topped with egg and chicken strips.  It's already a meal in itself!



Overall, we enjoyed the food we ordered. The prices were really affordable, and we were even surprised at how much the total cost was.  The staff was also attentive although since it was a hot day when we went there, the place was rather warm even with their air-conditioners working full time.  We want to go back and try the other items on the menu soon.





Here's the address of the branch where we had our lunch: Qubiertos Grill & Restaurant (D. Tuazon Branch) - 69 D. Tuazon St., Brgy. Lourdes, Quezon City.  It's very close to Quezon Avenue.



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Collecting Stuff

You probably know by now how much I love collecting things.  I have a collection of Disneyland Pins, shot glasses and mugs from places I have visited. For a time, I also collected PinkySt dolls up until the makers decided to stop producing them. 

I also have a lot of labbits and dunnys from Kidrobot, but the local distributor has ceased making them available.  Unfortunately, Kidrobot doesn’t accept my credit card and the sellers at eBay price them ridiculously. So my collection stalled for now. I hope some enterprising person brings them back so I can go on collecting them.

Dunny 2012

It's the same with my 3A action figure collection.  The local distributor closed shop, so I don't have a supplier anymore.  The nearest place to get them is in HongKong, and I am not into traveling overseas at the moment.

My collection of vinyl records both old and new is still a work progress.  It’s my latest passion and vintage records are so easy to get nowadays since there are online sellers and independent stores that sell them at reasonable prices.  I also go to the quarterly vinyl sale – and – swap meet which is a good place to start a vinyl collection.



Another collectible I am amassing at the moment is the Funko Pop! line. I collect them because they’re so cute and have several items already. However,  they’re taking up some space in my room.  I think I need to slow down and only focus on the Disney, Star Wars, and Harry Potter Pops for now.



So people ask me why I collect these stuff and I usually say, “I enjoy collecting them.  It relaxes me.”  I don’t know if I convince them, but I don’t really care if they agree or not.  I just enjoy collecting things that pique my interest.

I don’t usually let go of the items in my collections and I don’t understand people who start a collection and then when they grow tired or lose interest they sell their items. I see a lot of items on Facebook for sale and it’s sad. To some collectors it's good because they can get items at cheaper prices although the items show some wear. Anyway, to each his own as they say.  I’ll just collect until there’s nothing left to collect.