I’ve decided to ring in the ‘Year of the Horse’ by doing a recap of 2014, so far – according to my phone.
This is how it happened:
“Hi, I’d like the panini pesto and a bottle of water.”
“What’s your name?”
“Yes, HANNAH” (Just picture Squints from The Sandlot over-enunciating, “FOR-EV-ER”. That’s pretty much how it was)
…a few minutes later, “Hot panini pesto for Hyena”
We were eating at Burger King at the airport in Manila and every table was occupied. There was a guy sitting next to us eating lunch and reading his kindle, when this family of 3 plopped down and joined him without saying a word. I found it humourous to watch him try to become as small as humanly possible in his little corner.
This would never fly in the US. I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to even breathe on freeways in America, let alone walk and sell on them.
You know how McDonalds is unique to each country? Germany – beer; Mexico – jalapeño sauce; England – brown sauce? Well, the Philippines does rice…and ube ice-cream. Ube is a purple yam that is eaten as a snack by itself and in desserts. How else are you going to make your kids eat their veg?
Not shown is my reaction to waking up at 3 this morning to find a mouse in my bed with me… I’m still a little traumatised.
The Year of the Horse is looking bright so far. How are you ringin’ in the New Year?