Wrong Ramen’s Ramen Burger | An Experimental Culinary Homage

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Set out to check out Wrong Ramen after online hype about mixing two unlikely dishes could no longer be ignored. It’s like a loveteam doomed to fail, but somehow curiosity gets the better of people. Tried it out out with Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Yu, who were there a few minutes earlier than me chinese time nga naman. We opted for merienda, so unforunately the restaurant could only serve the re-creations as take-out since it was an odd hour/management meeting (details murky) Anyway, we finally situated ourselves outside in a nearby restaurant and ordered some drinks and dessert (slow hours for them too, so they didn’t charge us corkage/burger-age)

The ramen burger was… different. I liked the packaging, cheeky waitstub (as seen above) and the general size of it. But I feel it lacked the malinamnamness I expected from a dish so many people lined up for. Still, it was good, it needed some texture but I appreciated the jap mayo dressing. Like my friend Ryan Sison said, the burger patty was a bit underseasoned which I agree with. Maybe I was expecting something a little bit more savoury and toe-curling as opposed to the mildly flavoured, lukewarm ramen burger I was served. I want to go back and try it again, will give it a second chance because to be honest I sortakinda liked it. A side of fries would’ve sorted out the texture issue for me and added some needed saltiness into the mix. Wrong Ramen, I’ll definitely be back for the ramen, not too sure about the burger though. 

Rainy Days | Typhoon Belt Preparedness

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Cheap Monday t-shirt, H&M x Bricklane Bikes London shell jacket, The Hundreds shorts, Tretorn shoes, SM Accessories beanie.

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Yet another typhoon, this time dubbed “Labuyo” hope the rain stops soon but since it’ll be in the Philippines for a while don’t forget to get suited up and prepare your rain gear. I feel really lucky I have a car to shuttle me from point A to B, still you can never be too careful with protecting yourself from getting drenched!

Picasso Baby “A Performance Art Film” | Jay-Z

Ever since I heard Jay-Z on a Foxy Brown track (I’ll Be) back in ‘96 and then Volume 2: Hard Knock Life, I knew that he was going to be huge, and lo and behold in his words he became a whole “business” man. This was a person who wanted to be heard and to create. The video above is evidence that the lyricist, rapper, entrepreneur that his taste goes beyond the usual “money, cash, hoes” he references several artists and painters (which you may have heard of) while performing as intimately as possible for a crowd of artists and performers. I also see a man purveying knowledge of the even better things in life (notably art) while trying to immortalize himself by way of associating himself with his name-dropping, or maybe he was just stating a wishlist out loud. In any case, the song takes us into Magna Carta… Holy Grail, a mix of aspiration, tenacity, social commentary and reality of day to day struggle and trying to come out on top.

I appreciate this video, and this reunification of art and hip-hop. Ideas should really be exhibited and taken in just like art in a gallery or a museum. Appreciating the finer things in life isn’t just ice and platinum rolexes after all.