Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Case in Study

Someone once noted that the quality of English spoken in the Philippines is deteriorating.
This video of a beautiful young lady who won the recent 2008 Binibining Pilipinas World title clearly qualifies as a case in study.

Bear in mind - she eventually won the title, and if only for that she is a testament to the aggressive resilience, and to the "never-say-die", "give it all you've got" drive of the Filipino. I kinda' admire her but in an incredulous kind of way ...

At the very least, I wouldn't mind having dinner and a couple of drinks with her :-)

Where would I bring her?
Somewhere interesting
Somewhere where we could talk
Somewhere new

in Japanese means "born to nature"
It is also the name of the new Japanese restaurant of the renovated Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati

Greeters very politely welcome guests into an eye-catching sushi bar area
Warm and inviting, it is distinctively marked by rope-clad columns and a lighted alabaster (or maybe onyx) bar
Here -one can savor the obligatory sashimis and sushis,
Even as one lights the fire of the evening with a shot of sake or any of the cocktails that can be prepared by the well stocked bar

Or perhaps - we could settle into the area of a similarly lighted teppanyaki grill area where our personal teppan chef would dazzle us with the showmanship of his food preparation techniques.
Or maybe we could close the doors behind us, in a peaceful, serene tatami room.
(It's just that I don't trust myself with such a beautiful lady in a closed room)
As a further choice, there is an outdoor veranda that seamlessly merges into a garden area.

A wonderful neo-Japanese ambiance
Music to chill by
Food to enjoy
Wine to prime the splendor of the evening yet to unfold
Attentive servers in the service mold of geishas
And the festiveness of interactive chefs and bartenders ...

This is the place to be
To eat, drink, be merry ...
And to converse - with the girl of my dreams

Actually - the imfortance persons to my life
C'mon , cut her some slacks
Give her da benefit of the 'daw"
Just burn the bridge when you get there
It was just an idea that crossed at the back of my mind
If worse comes to shove - just take things first at a time
Slow by slow
When it rains it's four
After all, I am not a boy anymore - I am a man anymore.

Kampai ...


gizelle said...

I've seen too much of her already...but isn't over confidence sometimes laughable. she should have at least known her ability, now she brought down the name of her university pa to the

anyway those food looks delicioso...Umai
! (this term could have originated from Umu...) I'd love to try that food...Im certain the kids would love it there. =)

luna miranda said...

I'm still grinning, see? :D One of the reasons why I hate watching beauty pageants---I feel sorry for candidates like the girl of your dreams.:D Well, she won the Miss World title, aren't they? hahahaha

The sashimi, by the way, makes me drool na naman!

rita : ) said...

OH...MY...WORD! i want that two minutes of my precious life back! and by how did she win "da pajent"?

alright, i'll give her some "slacks" even for her "khakiness." uhmm... she was nervous. right?

that restaurant looks interesting. you got me craving for some sushi now. guess, it's sushi dinner for us tonite!


Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Yes - delicioso
I love japanese food - simple in a complicated way. Always a winner for me ...
As for my Ms. World - always a winner din sya ... hahahahaha


Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

I understand completely - I was grinning for hours.I was tossing and turning in bed. I was even dreaming about beauty pageants.

Mabuhay ang Pilipinas .... hahahaha

Sashimi is always great -dba?


Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

hahahhaha - that is the real mystery. How did she win ?

I am even more incredulous and stumped about the judges ,than I am about my dream date.

Sushi with a good touch of wasabi - yummmmmmmm


Sidney said...

Those competition are all about beauty not about brains... To give those competitions/shows a flavor of respectability they nowadays ask "pseudo" intellectual questions.

For IQ matters one can try to join Mensa...

Anyway I don't like women who are smarter than me! ;-)

I have no doubt you would be able to entertain this beauty Queen the whole night ! ;-)

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Hey now -there's a great idea ...
We can organize a Ms. Mensa pageant.


Anonymous said...

one of the best looking salmon sashimi ive laid my eyes on. hope they use real wasabi

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

The salmon was good ...
Parang I want to go back na.

Yes -I guess the wasabi was "real".
Uhmmm , I am not a food expert but it is a "genuine" Japanese outlet with Japanese chefs in an international hotel - so I am guessing that it is the real stuff.