Halal from the other side: Checking out the street meat from halfway across the world

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My friend Jizz and I decided to meet up a few days ago to try out Peperoni Pizzeria, a new pizza shop in the not-quite-open-yet Uptown Mall. Since our other friend that we were planning to meet up with wasn’t going to be in Peperoni, we decided to just check out Halal Guys instead. Now I’ve always heard stories from my friends about how awesome a place Halal Guys was in New York. How it was a stall that you should NOT miss if you find yourself in the Big Apple. Needless to say, much was expected.

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Behind-the-scenes of the Kazam shoot: Why I went with flashes despite the nice and bright natural light

Behind the scenes with my lone umbrella
Behind the scenes with my lone umbrella

So I had a shoot for Kazam Kebab House, one of the kebab and shawarma places near the house, yesterday afternoon. We had the shoot scheduled for the whole afternoon from 1:00-5:00 to shoot images for their menu. One of the first things that I noticed with the place when I first visited was that one whole side of the shop just opens up to the street which meant there was no real shortage of natural light. On the day of the shoot though, I decided to still shoot with my flashes due mainly to one key thing: the weather.

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Persiana

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Kebab place staples: Garlic sauce and Chili sauce
Kebab place staples: Garlic sauce and Chili sauce

My officemate and I have this quarterly bet where the winner will get free meals or snacks every so often from the loser. For the first quarter of 2015, we have kebabs and me as the loser. Last Tuesday, we decided to check out Persiana, a Persian/Middle Eastern restaurant that we usually pass on the way back to Quezon City from work. The place was very simple and quite affordable. I forget the exact prices of the dishes but I’m sure that all the items we ordered were less than Php 200!

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