Aaaand here’s another new Starbucks Planner

I don’t know if this is common knowledge but I noticed that Starbucks increases its prices every time it makes its yearly Christmas blends available. My short hot Peppermint Mocha which cost P140 last year now costs P155. Will still be ordering it though, repeatedly in fact, as I promised my daughter a 2016 Starbucks Planner. TBH, I prefer the 2015 planner to the 2016 incarnation, even if the latter was co-created with Moleskine. Ah, the things I do!

  
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Japanese Barbecue at Sandaya Yakiniku

I attended the 12th leg of Cruising Magazine’s Taste #TravelForFood road show here. I’ve only ever been at Fisher Mall once before and I’m glad to discover another great place to eat here since it’s so near my workplace.

The place is well lit and well laid out. The party which consisted of about 40 people were able to sit comfortably in tables of six. Each table has a grill at the center with which to grill the yakiniku.


Our sumptuous repast consisted of:

– Appetizers: Kani Salad and Spicy Tuna Maki (not too crazy about the maki, though; I prefer California maki). There was also an assortment of side dishes consisting of kimchi, achara and sauteed beans.


  

Mains: Japanese Style Beef Stew (quite a novelty for me – the broth was creamy and flavorful with tender bits of beef and ox tripe) and Special Assorted Barbecue Set (love the juicy and well-seasoned meats, however, I prefer to eat them sans the special sauce)


  


– Side: Japanese rice (not sticky enough for me)

The wait staff are approachable and accommodating although they seemed overwhelmed by the size of the group (or our appetites!) as some of the food took a while getting to us.

I look forward to sampling this resto’s other offerings in the future.

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Is Eddie Mora a Baddie now in Limitless’ Side Effects May Include

This episode digressed from the case-of-the-week procedural format in a major way. Rebecca was impressing the FBI director as Naz‘s protegee during a sit-down type of war games situation while Brian was off investigating NZT trials while battling the drug’s side effects.

When I first saw Sands acting out as Eddie Mora‘s intellectual thug, I began to wonder if Eddie’s character has evolved from the good-guy in the Limitless movie to being the series’ resident big baddie. However, his appearance just as Brian’s battle with NZT’s side effects was taking a turn for the worse gave me some hope.  

 Bradley Cooper looks weird without his usual five o’clock shadow, though.

Annalise hits Two Birds and One Millstone in How to Get Away with Murder

This episode opens hot and heavy – as in, Laurel’s post-coital snooping among Frank‘s stuff after discovering he has a suitcase full of cash in a storage unit.

 
This episode’s case of the week concerns a trans woman who kills her abusive husband and exaggerates the crime scene to support her claim of self-defense. The case ends with Annalise wheeling and dealing got both of them off hook from the D. A. Through this case, we see some of Annalise’s hidden feelings about her husband, Sam, who may have also been abusive but she has also “let him win” too often.

 
Nate assisted his wife’s death but he still resents Annalise for the time he was in jail while his wife was at the hospital, leaving Annalise crying at his door. 

The plot twists and hidden sides of the various characters keep on coming in How to Get Away with Murder.

After “Clear and Wesen Danger,” will Grimm’s Adalind get her hexenbiest powers back?

I’m really hooked on Grimm, the show that combines police procedurals and shape-shifting supernaturals. After last season’s finale which put an end to #HexenBitch Juliette‘s extended hissy fit via two arrows to the chest courtesy of TrubelNick and Adalind welcome their baby boy named after Nick’s mom, Kelly. 

While I appreciate some semblance of normalcy between Adalind and Nick, I would welcome the return of Adalind’s hexenbiest powers but to be used for good this time.

Grimm episodes are also available on Amazon Prime.  Click here for more details.