Of going black, beating sex and mannequins (Gayuma ni Maria)

You know those places you visited back when you were younger that you’ve never really forgotten?

The auditorium where you received your first medal. The room of your first crush. The house where you had your first unsupervised overnight. Star City.

The original Gayuma at Katipunan was one of those places. Back in the day, eating at Gayuma was a luxury, and a bit of an adventure if I may say. First because we didn’t have the moolah back then to dine there regularly. Second, we were young goody two shoes who wouldn’t dare eat anything that had the “s” word in its name. Can you blame us? A group of Physics majors in an aphrodisiac-themed resto was just, well, risqué.

You could only imagine the joy and excitement I felt when I found out that Gayuma is back, in its reincarnated form, by way of Gayuma ni Maria at Maginhawa Street.  (Ikaw na Smarla, ang ultimate source. Haha!) The plans I made with Eia and Ivan to have dinner there after one of my classes finally happened last week. We coincidentally passed by Jethro on the way so it was only polite that Eia invited him to tag along; he accepted the invitation. We arrived at the end of the Maginhawa stretch and the nostalgia trip was on.

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The WBW Project Week 7: Of chocolate, alcohol and misses

When I first started this project, I promised myself I won’t deprive myself.

“It validates that a foodie can still be successful in the weight management front. Trust me, I have no intention of cutting down on my food adventures.”

My weight loss philosophy has always been to ramp up my workouts so I can be free to indulge in whatever I want to.

And indulge I did for the past week. Well, weekend, to be more specific.

Last Thursday, I asked Eia and Ivan to have dinner with me at Gayuma ni Maria. I’ve had this hankering to dine there since I read this post by Smarla. (I have been meaning to do a proper blog post about it, by the way, but the photos I took were soooo crappy. Nahiya naman ako…). On our way, we passed by Jethro and Eia invited him to tag along.

I had this:

Once You Go Black, You Never Go Back: Chocolate Covered Fish Fillet with Mashed Potato and Sweet Potato Fries

and this:

Twisted Pavlova: Meringue with Cream and Fruits

Indulgence: 1. WBW Project: 0

The Friday after that, my current team had a videoke night out at Centerstage to welcome one of our new bosses. For this team, that translates to more than just singing. Read: San Mig Light, San Mig Strong Ice and Tanduay Ice.

Indulgence: 2. WBW Project: 0

To cap it off, this Saturday and Sunday, I went to Subic to meet with my HP team for their annual offsite activity. For this team, that translates to more than just team building activities. Read: Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, Absolut Vodka Kurant, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Tequila Rose, and Merry’s Irish Cream Liqueur.

Indulgence: 3. WBW Project: 0

So I guess you know by now where I’m going here…

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