Harold’s best friend

A lot of people have been inquiring about “Harold’s best friend” which appeared in this photo.


Don’t worry. It’s a BlackBerry app called Ghost Camera. Random photos of ghostly figures come out as you take photos on your BlackBerry using the app. I took these photos in Singapore and scared the hell out of our hosts!


I’m so sorry!!


Imagine using the camera during a wake or on November 1st, or in a crypt or morgue.

ghost camera

Insanity! Really funny when you guys are telling ghost stories and you randomly take a picture and out this comes.
iPhone has a cool version of it too. Click here.

Or scan here for the free BlackBerry app

What’s new at Jollibee?

Remember that Jollibee present I got recently?

JOllibee gift

JOllibee presents

It came with this invitation


Oooh a sit-down snack at Jollibee!


While waiting for other fabulous guests (a.k.a. the Magalona “siblings”), I met our hosts, from L-R: Harold Geronimo and Char Vilchez of Straworks, Jollibee PR Manager Arline Adeva, photographer Shaira Luna, and Harold’s best friend ;)


I also asked for an order of Chicken Joy because I haven’t had chicken in a while because of something Jeroen told me. I really enjoyed this by the way.


Meet the chica Shaira Luna, once a Promil kid, now a professional photographer. She is the cutest!


The Magalonas arrived and perused the menu



Jollibee is served!


Et voila! Meet Jollibee’s latest creation—the Hash Brown Burger


Think of 100% pure beef Yumburger patty with a slice of cheese, in between two golden, crispy baked hash browns.


Naturally I saw the opportunity to do this


But then everyone knows I eat things plain, so I ordered a special one with no cheese, no dressing, just the way I like it


And the verdict is out: it’s worth a try and watch this!

The new Jollibee Hash Brown Burger is available at Jollibee stores nationwide for dine-in, take-out or drive-thru for the unbelievable price of Php 64 solo and Php 80 with a regular drink.


P.S. As for the cassette tape gifts included in the Jollibee present, I asked Harold what’s that about? Because I like ’80s daw. Oo nga naman.


Muji opens at Greenbelt 3 + win tickets to Japan

Good news for Makati’s busy people: the third Muji store opens today at the 2nd level of Greenbelt 3.
Got a sneak peak last night and the easiest way to get there is to go up the escalator right by the Hermés store.
Spanning 406 square meters of floor area, Muji Greenbelt 3 may be the smallest store in the country but it doesn’t come short on the mix of Muji staples and new merchandise for the season.
Come to the store and get free samples of Muji food items—such as pea and corn snacks, dried fruit mix, lemon and strawberry marshmallows, and choco-coated peanuts—this Friday to Sunday only at Muji Greenbelt 3.



As a special promo, Muji Philippines partners with Delta Airlines by giving away a pair of round-trip tickets to Japan to one lucky shopper.
For every minimum, single-receipt purchase worth Php 10,000—including at least Php 500 worth of any featured MUJI to GO travel item—the customer is entitled to one raffle ticket.
One winner will win a pair of plane tickets that are valid for one year.
Promo runs from September 1 to 30, 2011, with the official raffle draw to be held at MUJI Bonifacio High Street on the first week of October, under the supervision of a representative from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Promo does not include visa processing, insurance, travel taxes, pocket money, hotel accommodations and the like.
Interested participants should be at least 21 years old with a valid passport for at least 6 months prior to departure.

In the Philippines, MUJI is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is located at Bonifacio High Street, Rockwell, Greenbelt 3 and opening soon at SM Mall of Asia.

Moshi Moshi

Spotted at Dimensione: my favorite phone accessory, the Moshi Moshi handset!

Moshi Moshi

Bought this at Lane Crawford Hong Kong recently, for when people call me for long conversations on my BlackBerry. Personally I don’t like making chika on the cellphone because of the radiation, oiliness, heat and all that. I prefer the Bayantel Wireless Landline. But if someone wants to call my Globe phone, I’ll put them on the handset.

moshi moshi

Price ranges from Php 1,875 for just the handset, to Php 3,450-4,050 for the handset + weighted base.

Moshi Moshi

Available at Dimensione, Bonifacio High Street.


I needed to get out of the house today, so I invited Grace and Jeroen to dinner.
At first we wanted to eat bone marrow and pancakes (not as a combo) at Malcolm’s Deli but no one was picking up the phone. We didn’t want to go there and be told there are no pancakes and bone marrow tonight.
So we took Jer to 2nd’s, a hidden little restaurant at Bonifacio High Street where mag:net used to be.


It’s my 3rd time here. Oddly enough, the one who introduced me to 2nd’s was my Hong Kong-based friend, the hip and happening The Wanderlister.
The restaurant’s signature dish is Bacon Chicharon. Nothing spectacular really, but ordering it is a must.
What it is basically is crispy batter-fried bacon served with vinegar and a small salad. Jeroen said he wished the bacon was served warm, not room temperature. I may be wrong, but it seemed like the bacon had been precooked some time ago since every table orders it. In which case, maybe they should keep it under a hot lamp or inside the oven?

Bacon chicharon

The onion soup was a disappointment because it was sweet, which French onion soup is not supposed to be.
Based on the color of the soup, one can suspect that the sweetness of the soup did not come from onions but something else.

Onion soup

The strongest point of this restaurant is its presentation. The ribeye steak looked so amazing served on this wooden board, with a side of mashed potatoes and buttered vegetables. We were excited to split this into three. However it turned out to be ordinary. Veggies were good; potatoes, ordinary.


Had this with a side of garlic and olive pasta, which is OK if you’re vegetarian. Bread was not good.

Garlic and olive oil pasta

The sea bass sinigang is OK if you don’t eat meat (read: diet food).

Sea bass sinigang

We ended with a chocolate lava cake that was lava-less, to be frank, but we finished it.

Lava-less cake

Overall, the place looks cool, with a full-house on a Wednesday night, families and good-looking couples. So business must be good. But to sum it up, the food is prettier than it tastes.

Read also: Man Eat Manila

2ND’s is on the 2nd level, Wumaco Building 1
Quadrant 3, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street
Tel. 846-5293 • (0917) 500-8828

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