Monday, August 13, 2007

Comfort Foods

Feeling down? We all have our own coping mechanisms. Some do a little introspection to get a new perspective, some turn to friends, while some turn to alcohol to drown their sorrows.

I have a very classic, modelesque way (sans the bulimia): I eat. With a vengeance, drowning out the voice in my head saying “food is not love!”, I would chow down on anything my tempestuous palate demanded. And then bliss.

Here are my addictions:

Kiamoy- 100 grams will do. I pair this salty treat with diet soda, and would nibble like crazy till all that’s left are the shells of the seeds. If I get really depressed, I would crack the seeds with my molars just for the heck of it. Side effect: orange-colored mouth and fingers.

Cake- Choco Nilusko (from a tiny bakeshop here in Tacloban) and Mango Cake are the ones to die for. Great for foreplay, too. Haha!

Mangosteen- This exotic fruit is from Davao. The taste is complete heaven- almost as sweet as Mangoes, but with a pinch of that saltiness you would taste in Rambutan. It’s hard to explain… Whenever I eat Mangosteen its like I’m tasting it for the first time. The downside? It's frightfully pricey compared to most fruits, and only available when in season.

Double Stuffed Oreos- a bad habit I got from work. These sweet, sweet treats are a must if I’m watching a movie or reading a book, although I’d be compelled to do an extra hour at the gym the following day for my caloric sin.

Junk food- Oh yes. And I’m not talking about those “healthy chips” with fiber. I want MSG, baby. The best source? Those one-peso-per-pack junk foods they sell to elementary kids. Grrrr!

The mere act of indulgence temporarily covers up the annoyance. On a sugar high, everything feels pleasant; and when it fades- I’m ready to deal with the problem.

16 comments:

eon said...

ako naman tuyo at sinangag o kaya ay sinigang na hipon.

masarap mag-pig out pag sad.

buti na lang di ako tumataba.

runawaycat said...

1. Hmm...Tacloban...cake...hmm...

2. MSG! Yay!

3. Mangosteens are actually quite cheap here :)

MISTERHUBS said...

Mine are: peanuts, chocnut, avocado, chestnut (i'm a nut person), biryani rice, and pizza.

Phoenix said...

@ eon: I know!! Well, it happens once in a while lang so it doesn't really add pounds = )

@ runawaycat: Wow, I love to stock up on those. I actually planted the seeds in our backyard hoping at least one would grow

@ misterhubs: I remember that Chocnut dream you had hehe

pepe M. said...

ano ang siamoy thad?
ako, shopping galore...tapos sex with the bar tenders in those upmarket hotels hehehehe!

of course now that am having a bf, he is my ounching bag pag akoy stress!

Phoenix said...

@ pepe m: Kiamoy is a dried up red plum, I think. You can buy it from chinese groceries.. Naku ang naughty! hehe

JOSH said...

ay sayang, we should have eaten mangosteen when u were here! i also luv mangosteen! Durian candy & ice cream also!

lately, i have been filling up my night diet with tender juicy tasty hotdogs, i regularly buy down d road in r place! yum! =)

Phoenix said...

@ Josh: Talaga? Siguro mahal ang mangosteen sa manila, given na davao pa yun..

Uy anong hotdog yan ha!

runawaycat said...

By the way, I don't remember mangosteens or rambutans being salty. Or perhaps those in Philippines are a little different than the ones we have here? Hmm...

Phoenix said...

@ runawaycat: just a pinch salty.. like the taste of lychee ; )

Anonymous said...

Thad,

me, cold beer and hot pizza, and a lingering hang over the morning after.

hehe.

ngan moron ngan binagul (joke la)

Phoenix said...

@ anonymous: Binagul!! I missed that one in this post!

John Halcyon von Rothschild said...

Fried chicken and a big box of Godiva chocolates are my anti-depressants.

Phoenix said...

@ john halcyon von rothschild: fried chicken is my food staple haha! I should grow wings any minute now

hxero said...

mangooseteen at durian... sarap...

Phoenix said...

xhero: Wow! You are from Davao! I always wanted to go there ; ) CDO at Butuan pa lang ako nakapunta

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