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Rant and Rave: Despicable Me

At first glance, Despicable Me seems like the typical bad-guy-becomes-good story. Gru, a secret villain adopts three kids Margo, Edith and Agnes as a ploy to steal the moon. Eventually though, his fatherly feelings develop for the three orphans. Now this leaves Gru in a perilous choice between his newfound love and his planned crime…

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Rant and Rave: Persona 3 Portable

In the world of video gaming, no other role-playing videogame does it better than Atlus’ Persona series. This Playstation Portable version of the critically-acclaimed Shin MegamiTensei: Persona 3 (P3) is more than just a mere rehash of the original Playstation 2 version. Persona 3 Portable (P3P) is a refreshing experience and a blast to play.…

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Halo-Halo to Yogurt – The Evolving Filipino Taste

Certainly, one has taken a stroll down a trendy restaurant strip and has seen at least one establishment that serves either “modern Filipino food” or “fusion Filipino.” As unbelievable as it sounds, the Filipino taste has gained some sophistication over the past decade; those restaurants are proof that there is a desire to reinvent traditional…

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The Perfect Date

“The easiest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” but what about the lovely ladies who need to be lured just to captivate their hearts? Relax, Menagerie gives you choices on where to bring your dates without hurting your pockets. The Dilemma Ever gone home after a date with a wallet having only…

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Guys, Where Do You Want to Eat?

“SEX tayo!” is a statement only Lasallians understand as an invitation to eat. People from other schools, or people in general, will frown upon such invitation. On the other hand, Lasallians will question Ateneans when the latter mention something about Chinky Chicken and Chris Tiu. Is Chris Tiu a chinky chicken? “Who in the world…

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Off the Beaten Track: MEN-agerie Versus Food!

Three ordinary students entered Yellow Cab-Taft with much anticipation and hunger etched on their faces. They had mentally and physically prepared themselves (particularly their stomachs) for this day. They had not eaten breakfast or lunch; they would need all the space in their digestive systems. May the spirit of Adam Richman be with them in…

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A Look at Cooking With (the) Dog

As soon as the YouTube video plays, one is greeted with a particular jingle followed by a greeting thick in Japanese accent: “Hi! I am Francis, the host of this show Cooking With (the) Dog.” The camera shifts to the host… a toy poodle named Francis. Confused? It really is quite impossible to believe (and…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Duckling

Food is not spared of the people’s tendency to pass visual judgment. Without the aid of aroma or actual taste to guide hunger, simple pictures can drive the urge to eat. The visual significance of food is so defined within current culture that the simple act of ordering from a menu still relies on appearance.…