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Trying out the newly opened Shiki Seafood Buffet

I got invited to a despidida luncheon for a good friend who is going back to the motherland after a month of vacation here in Los Angeles. The restaurant is called the Shiki Seafood Buffet and it just opened a couple of weeks ago. Everything is brand new and interior reminds me of a Las Vegas casino buffet, I was impressed. The food was Ok, I wrote my feedbacks at the end of this video. All together it was good experience and I love that they have an ice cream scooping station and you can have your fill of unlimited ice cream of more than a dozen flavors! thats a four star for this establishment! 🙂

How to Make Monay Bread

My first YouTube breadmaking video. This is an old video I took last year but only uploaded now. I try to make bread baking as easy and less intimidating as possible so I took out baking terminologies and try to describe the process in words easily understood. Whats important is that viewers are able to follow the process and successfully bake bread and enjoy it. I will work hard to come up with good quality content and well edited videos in the days to come so please bear with the imperfections you may encounter. Thank you and have a good day! 🙂


Here’s a very easy to follow Pinakbet dish with Mexican chicharon. As always, do the mis en place first before starting. Combine all the cut up and chopped veggies and soak in cold water. Reserve two cups of the liquid to add to the sautéed meat. Since we are using bagoong and patis, omit the salt. This dish is so easy to make but very tasty even non-Filipinos love it. Make sure the squash is cooked almost mushy to thicken the sauce but too much as to overcook the ampalaya.


I did it again! I finished my 6th LA Marathon and finished my first Conqur LA Challenge and got another medal for that. The Conqur LA Challenge medal is given after finishing three of their races namely, the Santa Monica 10K Classic, The Pasadena Half Marathon and the LA Marathon. I will keep running and finishing races only to help out this wonderful organization called the Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Inc. You know that the money you raise is put to good use after seeing young kids, adults and returning veterans have their lives transformed after going through their numerous programs like drug rehabilitation, employment assistance and many more. I am sharing the honor of this finish with my run buddy Honey Cabrera, who unfortunately need to quit at the 15th mile to avoid injury and to Andrew Capili who ran the Santa Monica Classic for me. And most of all to my supporters who donated money through my Crowdrise fundraiser page and I got to raise a total of $545. To Ate Ebie Lasola, Kuya Eddie Tagle, My brother, Atty. Samuel Hiponia, My beautiful niece, Jorden Joy, My sister, Virginia Majeed, My bueatiful and gorgeous nurse friends, Ate Joji Kaindoy Amparo and Aileen Delmo, My drop dead gorgeous former coworker, Melissa Alvarez and a very generous person who wants to remain anonymous, thank you so much! Until next year 🙂