A Tale For The Time Being

I’m reading again.

And this is the first time I’m writing a book review after college. A decade has passed, my friend. So where to start?

The book I’m writing about has this Japanese statement on it: Genzaichi de hajimarubeki. It means, “You start where you are.”

I have never bought a book because of its cover. But back in February, I did. Considering I have downloaded the Goodreads app on my phone, I didn’t even bother to consult it. Can you blame me?


That’s a really pretty cover.

I can take lots and lots of pictures of it, honestly.

But did it make me feel something new? Did it make me feel anything at all?

The answer is yes.

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Fairview Eats: Backyard Food Park Series (House of Roast Beef)

You’re in Fairview for the first time and you only have a few hours to get to know the place, its taste and its people AAAAND you don’t consider SM Fairview as an option –

Where do you start?

Thankfully that’s a question somebody hasn’t asked me yet. But I’m going to try by publishing a series here so that you don’t return home having only sampled our finest coffee blend from Il Padrino along Commonwealth Avenue at East Fairview Park.

This isn’t meant to be a definitive list of the area’s best restaurants – it’s just what we’d do if we were in your shoes. Speaking of shoes – hopefully you brought something comfortable. You’ve got a lot of ground to cover.

Let’s start:

If you’re a true-blue foodie living in Fairview, I’m sure you wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to dine at one of the newest food spots in the area.


Screengrabbed from Backyard’s FB page.


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