Saturday, January 31, 2009
Afritada @ Likha Diwa. Shit. I don't like purple or "mountain" rice. Too heavy for my taste. The Afritada is pretty fair. I can do better. Hehe.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
"Sneaky" Chili Powder
Nothing special today. No big updates. Just a Saturday afternoon with nowhere to go. What we have today is some food from Karate Kid. I know you've seen them in the malls or something. So whenever you're out and looking for some vegies, and tired of Chowking Tofu, check this store out.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I just learned from http://www.lioncitydiy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1710 that Bad Omen and The Beauty of Doubt will be playing in Singapore along with Bulacan's finest, now Singapore-based T.S.A. About f'n time, I tell ya. The kids will have a blast seeing these two bands play. More local bands should tour Southeast Asia. Conquer the world!
BYSTORM news: We will be recording two (2) songs for an international Holy Terror compilation to be released by who else, Holy Terror Records. It's going to be a 2xLP with a huge insert kinda like the P.E.A.C.E. compilation back in 1984. This shit's gonna be awesome.
Plus we will also be recording a cover of "You're the Friend I Don't Need" for a BOLD tribute to be released by Embrace Records from Malaysia. Gonna hit the studio on February.
Perhaps a Borneo or Indonesian tour this summer? hopefully...
Currently listening to: Bulldozed 'Demonyomurdergangcore' demo, Left for Dead 'Splitting Heads', DirtyMoney/Trapped Under Ice split, Unbroken 'Live Reunion 1998'
Sunday, January 18, 2009
After the soon to be legendary ESKAPO tour, we have two straightedge bands visiting the Philippines this February. The first is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia SxE legends SECOND COMBAT and then Huingary's xMotivationx which was formed by HoldxTrue members. We have been friends with the SxC guys for a while now and they are truly one of the best people around. Make sure to catch them at these shows:
Feb. 20, Friday: Second Combat (Malaysia) arrival from Clark: Pulilan, Bulacan, kick-off
Feb. 21, Saturday: Second Combat @ Laguna c/o jay Mihara, et. al. (Saltwater Bar and Grill?)Feb. 22, Sunday Matinee: Second Combat, MOTIVATION (Hungary), DEAD PITS (INDONESIA) fast positive hardcore! Bystorm played with them in Kuala Lumpur and they were the best guys!), most probably @ Ten02 Bar
Feb. 23, Monday (Zepol and Albert? - PM me to confirm, i think both SC and Motivation are still available on this date)
Feb. 24, Tuesday, SC leaves for Malaysia but Motivation stays to play, anyone interested to set up a show, PM me now...
I still need some help for the other shows so if you're willing and able, send me a message...
"Show us your proficiency, try putting me to shame like I really give a fuck if you can beat me at your game..."
This pic was taken by Dane during Half the Battle's set during the Ten02, Quezon City leg of the Eskapo Tour. I went nuts when Easy gave me the mic to sing their cover of Final Exit's 'Proficiency'. Hell yeah. Nice pic too Dane. Hehe.
Good stuff: new Bystorm songs, Celtics recent 4-0 run, V/A Deadly Rhythms from the Production Line, Dropout no. 4, Final Exit Discography
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tonight's the kick-off leg for the PUNISHABLE ACT (Germany) and MEANING (Japan) PILIPINAS leg of their Southeast Asian Tour. If you're in the area (or even not), go support these shows. Check out www.diypinoyhcpunk.com for more info. Click on the shows section. Tonight's show will be at Sta. Rosa City, then off to Cebu tomorrow and the last leg will be at Davao City. Thanks to the One Voice guys for setting this up.
I hope I can drop by this show. Too much work kills. No work kills more.
Currently listening: V/A Deadly Rhythms from the Production Line
Cool wall art from the streets of Cebu. Proudly done by the "Ubec Crew". Go figure.
Fettucinne Arrabiata. I tried to order pizza for dinner at the same place but turns out they were out of pizza. So I ate the same sauce but this time with different noodles. Weird, huh?
Vegetable Curry @ Sunburst. To my surprise, this tastes good. Their rice sucks though. I was never the one to like cold rice. But hard, cold, rice? I mean c'mon. If you take 20 minutes to cook the food, you at least expect it to be hot, but noooo... I hate that place. F'n hungry as hell and that's what you get.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
just want to give a quick shout out to everyone who went out of theri way to play the shows with eskapo, to everyone who attended the shows, went up front to dive, sing-along, creepy-crawl, floorpunch or what have you's. special thanks to the people who organized shows to make this "EVENT" meaningful.
albert TBOD and boyet TAME and the rest of the MAIM COLLECTIVE
ritchie, roman and everyone of SAMPCORE
Marben ng BAD BURN
Francis ISTUKAS and the whole Pampanga/Angeles crew
Dyey, Louie, AJ and the No Peace In Silence crew
Odessa and Zepol
Jep Peligro and his Laguna Posse
Miyong and the rest of the FLOWERGRAVE CollectiveMaraming.
maraming salamat sa pagorganize nyo ng shows for ESKAPO..without you, it wouldn't have been this fun...to everyone in ESKAPO, maraming, maraming salamat sa lahat ng sinakripisyo nyo para lang makatugtog sa hometown crowd..AWESOME, AWESOME..sana hindi ito yung huli!
"staying true to the DIY spirit, and keepin it alive..."
shout-out also goes to TOXIC ORGASM from cebu for playing a couple of shows with eskapo...
good stuff: john joseph 'evolution of a cro-magnon', young widows 'everything', celtics beating the raptors twice in two nights
bad stuff: missing the chance to play with eskapo in their farewell show...
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Garlic Mushrooms at TOSH
Marble Potatoes @ TOSH
Friday, January 9, 2009
Led's For All It's Worth shirt
Bad Brains 'Capitol' shirt
Eskapo 'Wind of Hell' shirt
The Eskapo tour is still on going. Yesterday, they played in Angeles City. Tonight they'll be in Pulilan, BUlacan; tomorrow in Lucena City, at Pacita Complex in Laguna and then their farewell show at Pasig City on Tuesday. Make sure to catch them. More stuff to be posted later. Got to get out and buys ome stuff plus Bystorm practice. Cavs suck. Lebron is a f'n monster.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
It's been a while since I posted some vegie food entries in this site so to make up, here's a little taste of what I've been having lately. I recently went to Likha Diwa located around the University of the Philippines - Diliman, Quezon City. I haven't eaten there in a while and I saw they had expanded their menu. They have vegie/vegan food available but at the same timew they also serve some fish in the menu. I guess it's a good way to encourage pesco-vegetarians to leave out the fish in their diet.
The image above is called 'Vegie-Bopis', an adaptation of a local cuisine. Consists of some ground gluten, tofu and a lot of spices, onion, ginger and stuff. Comes with purple rice, too, for the health buffs out there.
'Bistek Talong and Tofu' - tofu and eggplant cooked in steak sauce
Breaded Shitake Mushrooms @ Greens, QC
Something new. This one's called 'Mapo Tofu' but it's more like tofu with sweet and sour sauce. I ate this one at a small food house called 'Kombi' along Maginhawa St., Teacher's Village, U.P. There's also a nearby coffee house nearby which houses a rehearsal studio. Brewed coffee. Awesome. It's also a stone's throw from Bookay-Ukay. Drop by if you're tired of eating @ Tomato Kick.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
1. There has been a venue change in the Laguna leg for Monday. Instead of Binan, the show will be held somewhere in the Pacita Complex. Check out the updated flyer above. Just go to Pacita Complex and hook up with some hardcore kids you see walking by. The venue will not be hard to find.
2. Rumors about the Lucena leg being cancelled because of the equipment is over. Mr. Z and O managed to dip into their magic bag and pulled off the seemingly impossible. Same venue. Same line-up. Make sure to go to this show and give your support. Plus, Eskapo will definitely blow your brains out along with some locals.
3. Party at the Farewell Show of Eskapo @ Black 8 Bar in Cainta next Tuesday. This is their last show, so don't miss out.
Monday, January 5, 2009
A little problem was facing the organizers that night because the bass drum had a hole in it so they had to look for a quick replacement to start the show. Fortunately, eveyrthing worked out and at around 9:45, the show started with the debut of SDK. They are a three-piece band playing melodic punk rock. The crowd was elated when they did a cover of 'Bikeage' from Descendents.
To really kick off the show, HALF THE BATTLE went on stage and proceeded to start the hostilities. The crowd was a bit stagnant at first but a stage-dive from the amps provided the catalyst for the crowd to finally sweat it out. People kept hitting the ceiling fan that afterwards they had to stop the fan from getting utterly destroyed. Great set once again from HTB. S who's on our guest list? EVERYBODY!
Up next was The Beauty of Doubt minus Ronald. Crowd went nuts singing along. Ray from Feud sang 'Ampanonarchist' to the delight of the crowd. The crowd helped the band do vocal chores that night and it was great having the entire room singing along to TBOD songs.
After TBOD, ESKAPO began setting up their equipment. You could say this is the culmination of all their hard work in Vallejo, California. What delight it is to have them playing in front of their 'hometown' crowd. I had goosebumps before they started their set and a busted lip and bruised thigh afterwards. Holy mother. These guys absolutely destroyed that night. They played songs from their two-full lengths. The crowd was flying around, singing-along. Highlight material: Tagalog, Manila Sunrise with Rupert and Loi charging to the crowd. Shit.
THROW was next and were their usual selves. The crowd enjoyed all the Dead Ends songs. Al D never fails to deliver. BETRAYED was up next and after more than 25 years, they still got it. They played some anthems from the 80's and some new songs i believe.
Last, but definitely not the least to play was TAME THE TIKBALANG. I swear, these guys get better as they age. They played songs off their 'Forever Shall Be' CD. We egged them on playing one last song and holy shit, did they ever did. 'Sailin On' by Bad Brains was the definitive closer of the night and the crowd just went ape-shit. Fuck yeah.
Definitely another night to remember. Great job from the MAIM guys. I hope to see more shows from these guys.
Catch Eskapo tonight @ Freedom Bar and then @ Green Papaya tomorrow night. Bystorm will be playing with them on Thursday @ Ten02 Bar, Quezon City. Make sure you're there and wear your dancingshoes. Should make a hell of a night.
Currently listening: Eskapo 'Wind of Hell', Ignite 'Live at Winnipeg bootleg', Gehenna 'Upon the Gravehill'
ps. sorry for not posting any pics. will do later when i get home.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
ORAS: BRUNCH 10:00 AM
LOCATION: PAIKOT-IKOT SA LAWTON, MANILA
MENU: MAINIT NA SINABAWANG GULAY (WALANG KNORR PRAMIS!) IMBITADO ANG LAHAT!BRING ANYTHING YOU WISH TO SHARE! PAGKAIN, DAMIT, LARUAN, AT IBA PANG PWEDENG PAKINABANGAN! KITA-KITS!
P.S.: Check out this video clip taken with a mobile camera immediately after a terrorist Israeli air strike hit a busy market where kids with their mothers and fathers were searching for food to eat from one of the local markets early on Saturday 03, Jan 2009, Gaza. http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2009/01/04/what-israel-dont-want-you-to-see/
these pics were taken while we here hangin out in led's (major malfunction) place some time ago but never put it here. so here it is, a near-perfect dinner with friends. marble potatoes and spaghetti laced in tomato, garlic, mushroom and basil. awesome shit. good friends. good food. hardcore. what's not to love, eh?
verse 'aggression' pre-order shirt
ignite 'saturday bloody sunday' malaysia tour shirt. i got this newhen we went to see ignite last year in KL. definitely one of the best and surreal shows i've been. ignite rules if you still don't know dipshit.
judge 'bringin it down' shirt. best part of this shirt is the backprint where a "haired" porcell rocks out. too bad no one took the back pic though.