weekend update

I love this weekend. Busy and fun and eventful and full of food.

Thursday night/Friday. Watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones and became very worried the series (if you haven’t read the book, do not highlight – spoiler!)would end up not killing Ned until Season 2 (if at all) just because he’s Sean fucking Bean. It is starting to look that way and – Bleh. I hope I am wrong.

Jaykie made a glass of iced milk with honey. Yum! Here’s the recipe from the Game of Thrones-inspired The Inn at the Crossroads.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey, more to taste
  • pinch of saffron and/or cinnamon (optional)

Pour milk into a saucepan and warm on low heat.  Do not scald the milk!  When steam begins to rise from the surface of the milk, add the honey to the pot and stir until combined.  Place sweetened milk in fridge to cool off.

In a glass, place either cubes or small chunks of ice (crushed ice will dissolve too quickly).  Pour the sweetened milk over the ice, sprinkle with spices, and serve.

We woke up early the next day for Jaykie’s enlistment at UP. I waited with him, reading Zoo City, thinking I’d be able to finish the book before he could pay. But he was done before lunch. Lunch at ROC. I wanted to drop by the UP Press Bookstore at Balay Kalinaw, and found out that it was no longer at Balay Kalinaw. Effort na pumunta sa UP Press so tambay lang nang onti, then off to Makati to try Bonchon.

Bonchon at Ayala Triangle Gardens.

We were there at around 4 p.m. I think? And were already hungry enough to eat rice again haha! (We did a lot of walking.)

I’ve heard/read horror stories about this particular Bonchon branch, but since it was merienda time, there were fewer people, service was fast, and the servers were polite.

chops with rice and iced tea, plus a side of kimchi coleslaw

It was good! Chicken was crispy and spicy-sweet, and the warm meal went very well with the cold kimchi coleslaw.

I treated Jaykie to gelato from Caramia. Try the pistachio.

pistachio and new york cheesecake

We went back home, finished the book, and watched the second season of Damages.


We left late afternoon, had dinner, then explored the bookstores for books! I got three.

Elmer (NBS, P250), Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan (Bibliarch, P150), Pacific Rims (NBS, P399)

Jaykie got a Steven Erikson book. (Pictured below.)

Photos from Almi and Andrea. Thanks!


Not so much a bookswap as a how’s-Kat-doing-these-days meeting, haha! Which of course led to other quality kwento. First loves, coming out of the closet (not applicable to me, maniwala kayo!), mediums, ghost stories, the afterlife. And oh, books. Of course.

With bookswap newbie, Ice! (Who apparently speed-read a Lionel Shriver book while the girls and I were talking – kaloka!)

Another little girl wanders into the Book Nook ™!

We stayed till 1 a.m. Till next time, girls!


I just arranged my books this morning. I have serious book space issues now, it’s not even funny.

If I sell my books, will you buy them?

3 thoughts on “weekend update”

  1. “how’s-Kat-doing-these-days meeting” haha and eto ang winner > Book Nook ™

    iz ours and ours alone? (pati yung pwesto sa Starbucks heeh)

    i love you girls!! (and Jaykie!!) :D

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