Food trip in Binondo
I belong to a research group of 16 people whose dedication, commitment, and passion have been an encouragement to me.
Last year we were so busy we didn't have time to hold a decent celebration party. We worked so hard on our Influenza A(H1N1) project, sacrificing hours of sleep and rest just to get things done. By God's grace, though, we were able to submit a good research output.
We've recently learned that Dalvie Casilang, one of our more outspoken members, has been transferred to another research group because of reshuffling. We wanted to give him a farewell party of sorts. We'll definitely miss his company.
An opportunity presented itself today. We had the entire day free today, so we decided to have lunch in Binondo, at some Chinese restaurant that Marvyn Chan recommended. The place is called Sincerity, located at the heart of Manila's Chinese community.
It was my first time to taste a house specialty, the oyster cake. I loved it for its unique texture, a combination of crunchiness and stickiness.
We had a great time catching up with one another. Here's Jegar Catindig distributing the soup like a real gentleman while we were busy talking. He'd later fall asleep in front of the soup after having only two hours of sleep due to dragonboat practice—a truly comic moment.
We ate to our hearts content. We ended the day with a trip to the store owned by Marvyn's family where we had Korean yogurt ice cream for dessert.
There's no doubt in my mind that Binondo is a food paradise. I should go back.
UPDATED June 11, 11:24 PM. And just so you know, Lennie Chua was with us, too.