April 20, 2024

13 thoughts on “Getting a Free Ride with Chickens

  1. I should probably explain further that kinilaw is normally made up of tuna or raw sardines with vinegar,onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and salt (and peppers if you want; some people add cayenne). It’s refrigerated for at least an hour before serving and is usually served as a side dish or an appetizer. I’ve been told that it’s delicious, specially with beer or tuba. 🙂

  2. That “fresh-made sushi” looks like squid. The Visayan name for that dish is KINILAW. I never developed a taste for it – just like DINUGUAN which some call “blood stew” or “chocolate meat.”

    The various Japanese sushi that I do like don’t resemble that photo at all. For one thing sushi does not swim in liquid. While they have to be a bit moist, they’re dry enough to be rolled in sticky rice and are not necessarily made of raw fish [I don’t eat anything raw]. Sashimi is raw but that’s without the rice.

    1. Winda, long time no hear. Glad to have you back and opinionated.
      As you probably remember, I don’t eat seafood or anything that resembles it. I’m just going by what they tell me it is. I stay away from it and I don’t even like to look at it.
      The same thing for the Dinuguan. You couldn’t get that stuff in my mouth even if I was dead.
      From your description of Kinilaw though, that is what they make around here most of the time.

  3. That cover photo of the very fresh sushi is just alittle too fresh “looking”. That eyeball just creeps me out. I dont know how the asians do it. But they certainly dont mind squishing those in their mouths. Me, i would turn green and be heading for the nearest washroom to throw up.

    1. That’s me Blair. They always offer it to me though. If I told them my real feelings, Lita would be pissed. But they all know I don’t like it. I do get to express that.

  4. I have one in my house and it does blow cooler air but, like Don says, it is not the same as air con. It does help though. You can get a variety of sizes. I wish I could remember the brand name we have.

  5. That fan in the drivers pic blows air over a water tray. So its a little cooler but nothing like a/c. Lots of places have them as its pretty cheap to operate, just need to remember to refill the tray.

    1. The only way I could see for this swap cooler or Evaporator cooler to work in the Philippines is to put cold water or ice cubes in the sump if this is what it is. Evaporator coolers are designed to put moisture in the air like in dry climates and to lower air temp by what temp the water is flowing across the coils and temp of air which it is blowing through the coil. Philippines already has enough moisture I see no reason to put more. They should be trying to remove moisture instead of adding more. Unless they have an unlimited supply of cold water across or through the coils to cool the air this to me is just a waste of money. You would get better resolutes by putting a bucket of ice behind a fan and have it blowing on you.

      1. You’re right George. An evaporative cooler would simply not work with humidity levels already over 80%. You almost never see them outside arid climate zones (desert). Whatever it is, it looks like it is portable and designed for comfort. I’ll take one! (if it works)

  6. It looks to me like a condensing unit for a split A/C unit, which you do not want to be standing by when its on, blowing hot air.You can see them hanging off the sides of buildings that have A/C.

  7. Okay, I have to ask, in the photo of the “drivers” eating, there is an interesting looking mechanical looking fan thingy behind them. Do you know what that is? If I think it is what I think it could be, I want one!

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