OK, so I’ve been trying to stretch my days with my family and friends after I found out 2 weeks ago that I’ll be flying to Penang, Malaysia on the 29th of this month, together with more or less 30 other great Pinoy doctors, to teach in a pre-med and medical college there.
Am I excited? Extremely. Although, I already experienced being away from Tina+Gabby when I left for Tokyo for 14 days last March, I’m still having mixed emotions about leaving my family temporarily and meeting new challenges ahead in another country that I’ve never been to. I wish my wife and son can follow me there the soonest possible time; hopefully in a month or two. I also wish to deliver my job beyond expectations or at least, more than effective than I do here.
Got my on-line ticket reservation paid just this morning and it began to sink in that in 9 days, it will be a start of a new adventure.
How do you relax when everything seems a rush?
I pray, talk to my family and closest friends, eat and eat a lot and more importantly, spend time with myself.
Last 15 July 2010, I headed to a hotel-restaurant that I’ve been frequenting lately because of their generous invitation. What else but Oakroom Bar and Restaurant at the 6th level of Oakwood Premier, Joy~Nostalg Center in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
I put to use the Complimentary Breakfast Buffet voucher they gave me on my last wine and food pairing event that I’ve attended with some other press and bloggers.
On ordinary days, I try not to skip breakfast. I’m such a morning person and I like starting my day with a cup of coffee prepared by Tina and anything that suffices my empty stomach.
Tina and Gabby didn’t join me for this Power Breakfast for they both got work and school on that day.
Tina would’ve love Oakroom’s cereal and milk bar, and I know Gabby would’ve like the DIY congee.
Of course it could have been more fun if I’d share these plates with them.
Nonetheless, it gave me brief time to be with myself and think things over a cup of coffee and plates of indulgence.
plate 1: scrambled eggs, bacon, hungarian sausage, sweet and sour fish fillet and a high-fiber bread with apricot spread.
plate 2 : curried veggies, penne pasta, pan cakes with butter and blue berries, orange juice.
plate 3 : some bread sticks and bite-sized pastries, fruit choices : pineapples, apricots, melon, peaches, pomelo, guava juice (which I just tried for the first time) and strawberry yogurt (wish it was fro-yo, LOL!)
I know I’ll miss champorado’t tuyo, danggit, itlog na pula+kamatis, lugaw, tocino, longganisa and of course,
pan de sal.
What’s your favorite breakfast meal?