Friday, June 24, 2022

Watami on Father's Day

19 June 2022 is Father's Day. A day to celebrate to thank the Lord and celebrate for the life despite the challenges specially the pandemic. I suggested Watami, a Japanese restaurant which I found to be serving good and tasty hotpot. My first Watami experience was at Shangrila Mall when Apple and UP friends, Gil, Chuck,  et al met for a reunion with Annette, my niece living in the Netherlands. 

So we had lunch at Watami at UP Town Center, QC. We ordered pork curry, tempura, chicken wings and the shabu shabu hotpot. I realized after tasting the hotpot that it was not the same hotpot that I enjoyed during my first Watami experience. The Sumu Hotpot was phased-out by the resto according to the manager at Watami when we visited the Shangrila Mall branch in one dinner. I told the manager that it's the Sumo Hot Pot which I craved for, why did they removed it from the menu. Anyway, back to the original story on Father's Day lunch. We enjoyed the Watami food except the Shabu Shabu Hot Pot. Food rating is 4/5. 

Pork Curry


Shabu Shabu Hot Pot

Ebi Tempura

Nunu, the Naughty Cat

Nunu loves to watch the birds outside. This is his new tambayan.

Our family adopted a kitty from Malabon. We named the kitty as Nene since we assumed that the kitty is female. But when the cat grew we noticed some balls and finally realized that Nene is male. Hence, the change of name to "Nunu" or simply "Pusa." Nunu is a naughty and playful cat. Everyday we release him from the cage so that it can explore around the house with Oscar, the shitzu. Nunu loves to go inside a cartoon box, peek outside through the windows and go inside the bedroom.

I never like cats because of their sharp nails which cause scratches when they defend themsleves or even when they play with you. As Nunu get used to be domesticated, he has become playful and now allows us to pet and touch him with very little resistance. I didn't realize that dogs and cats can be friends. Nunu loves to play hide and seek with Oscar. Sometimes they engage in physical play. Nunu has become part of the family with five of our dogs - Oscar, Bruno, Seria, Oreo and Princess. 

Nunu loves to watch K-Drama with us! Aish!

Nunu explores the food pantry 😁

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Nomiya Izakaya

 A rare opportunity to eat out during the pandemic with the family. A small Japanese resto. along Scout Santiago, QC is Nomiya, Izakaya. I was looking forward to grilled dishes like yakitori but there were none. We were not disappointed though. The maki, ebi tempura, agedashi tofu and seafood with vegetables were great. Looking forward to our next visit. Kampai!

Spicy Salmon Maki

Califronia Maki

Ebi Tempura

Seafood Tepan

Agedashi Tofu
Selfie infront of the Izakaya