BLACK SMOKEHAUS: Trying Out Authentic Texas Style Barbecue in Mandaue City, Cebu

I was so confident to finally win because I got the first two wins out of three in playing this childhood game of PAPER-ROCK-SCISSORS, because if I win we would eat in Pearl, my “go to” Korean Restaurant, as I was craving for a samgyeopsal meal. However, Harold was already “UMAY” in Korean cuisine and wanted to try something new. He was annoyed with me with the idea of eating again and again in Pearl, haha 😂! That’s why he decided to play this silly game and if he won, we would go to Black Smokehaus. As you already know, he won and I realized I haven’t really mastered the art of PAPER-ROCK-SCISSORS game contrary to what I thought.

Anyhoo, honestly, I haven’t heard about this place before because I’m not that foodie kind of person and I get anxious in trying something new nowadays, LOL! 😂I thought this was a sort of familiar barbecue kind of place like Matias or AA’s where I usually dine with family and friends for the yummy barbecues. Well, since Harold won, I guess it might be well to see what the place does offer.


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OLANGO ISLAND: Food Tripping Makes Adventure More Exciting

I’ve been to this island thrice already. The first time was because of Richelle and her now hubby’s prenuptial shoot when my friend and I where the ones who took their photos. It was a memorable visit for me not just because I had set foot on this island but also because I had the opportunity to shoot for a prenup again despite my limited equipment. I only had an 85mm lens, no reflectors, no other accessories at all! Nevertheless, I was extremely happy with the outcome of the photographs.

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OLANGO ISLAND:Let’s Go Biking and “Lamawing”

I once posted about this LAMAWAN in OLANGO ISLAND in my Facebook Page and I showed in my video that the LAMAW there costs about 40-60 Pesos per serving. A friend reacted and commented that it was kind of costly and that it was more affordable if one will just buy the ingredients and prepare the LAMAW at home and viola, one can have LAMAW at home at a cheaper price. I couldn’t agree more and besides one can buy LAMAW along the streets, in stalls, in the malls. What makes this LAMAW in OLANGO ISLAND different is something that I can never forget. Well, let me tell you this.

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People that I know are now traveling for leisure after being trapped in their respective residences because of COVID restrictions. They relive their favorite pastime of going outside, feeling the warmth of the sun and the tickle of the earth on their soles and using the rest of their senses in perceiving the beauty of the environment.

In my case, I’m still stuck at home and at work, HA-HA🤣 I only find enjoyment in buying online stuff. This is my kind of adventure, a kind of “gasto” adventure. A friend of mine tells me that as long as something gives me happiness, go lang ng go! HA-HA🤣! I want to obtain that sheer kind of joy of buying something for myself but I also cautiously make sure that it doesn’t get out of hand.



My interests and searches in the Pinterest app are about aesthetic stuff, photography tips, bedroom makeovers and outfit ideas for fat people. Yes, fat people because I am one of them — those above average in the body max index. In other words, overweight. *Fudge you fats! HAHA! 🤣Anyway, I’m shamelessly plugging my Pinterest account if you want to follow it. It’s because I have only one follower and that follower is me with a different account. Basically, I have no followers there. HA-HA! JK. 🤣🤣


I Stood Up in Bantayan Sea, A Memorable Feat

One time as I was scrolling the news feed in my Facebook, one caption of a photo shared in a travel page group caught my eye. The caption stated, “Sabi ko sa boss ko na may aasikasuhin lang ako sa SSS pero hindi ko sinabi saan.” 🤣(I told my Boss that I have some things to attend to in SSS but I didn’t say where.)

The woman’s background in the photo was the building of the SSS and underneath the acronym of SSS is a word of a place, CAMIGUIN. I find this hilarious. WHY? There may be a little truth in it. She may have made transaction with SSS, but for sure travelling for fun was the real intention. And that SSS thing was just a sidetrack! And that’s when a lightbulb moment sparked in me! I’m planning to get my booster shot. So, I told my head that I was going to get my booster shot, but I didn’t say where. HA-HA!🤣

So off  to Bantayaaaaaan Island! 

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