Cholesterol explained

I chanced upon this video by scientist Darya Pino (her site, Summer Tomato, is one of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Websites of 2011). I was diagnosed with high cholesterol a few months back and had done what I thought I was supposed to do, which was avoid egg yolks, bacon, fried food, etc. In the seven-minute video, she explains why I shouldn’t be avoiding food with high cholesterol content, and instead focusing on the different types of fat. At least, I think I got that right. I’m bad at science.

Here’s the video, and hopefully this will help other foodies like me 🙂


The most delicious cookie in the world

I’ve much to blog about, but let me take a commercial break from my travel posts to say this:

I have found the most delicious cookie in the world.

It’s called “Tranquility,” and is made by The Inspired Cookie. I bought it from The Grind, which is my “office”/neighborhood coffee shop of choice. It’s pricey (USD3.00), and over too soon, but it is definitely the most delicious cookie I have ever had in my life. And I’ve had lots. Hell, I don’t even _like_ lemon cookies to begin with.

(Never mind that they misspelled ‘lavender’ on their website – you eat the thing; you don’t read it. And for me to say that means that I really, really like this cookie.)

If anyone wants to bribe me to do their will, please, get to it. A box of 6 will do.

The Big Binondo Food Wok

I’ve been to Chinatown in San Francisco and Singapore, but (embarrassingly enough) not to the one in my own country. So when Gabby asked me if I wanted to come along to a walking tour of the Manila Chinatown, I immediately said yes. The tour was described to me as “a lot of eating” – I thought they were joking, but it turned out to be entirely true. Continue reading