Thursday, February 09, 2006

Lasang Pinoy 7: Gising na! ALMUSAL!


I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting this month's Lasang Pinoy. Lasang Pinoy is a Filipino food blogging event that was created so Filipinos (and those that are fond of our charming selves) around the world could have a venue to share and explore Filipino food. The brilliant idea was actually conceived when I just started blogging and I have been a fan ever since. So hosting this food blogging event is very special for me...and being asked has left me blushing with delight!

Now, here's a little secret. I have always known what my theme would be, just in case, on the off, off chance, that one of my wonderful fellow Filipino food bloggers would ask me to host. So it's been simmering in my head like that little idea that you have to keep to yourself until it is perfectly ripe and ready to be unleashed onto the world. Ok, maybe "unleashed onto the world" is a bit dramatic for something as wonderfully cozy as my most favorite meal of the day...and in case you haven't guessed from the title of my blog...it's breakfast.

Almusal means breakfast and it's an essential part of every Filipino's day. At least before life sneakily speeded up its pace to "breakneck" and McDonald's had a drive-thru. It's the fuel we need to start a day of hard work...whether it be tilling the fields or trudging through the corporate jungle. Almusal is usually a hearty affair, complete with rice and meat (or fish)...sometimes even more than one kind! Now, with everyone and his brother busy with a million and one things, a traditional almusal is sometimes left by the wayside, traded in for a quick coffee and a random something bought from your friendly coffee conglomerate on the way to work.

This month, I'd like to honor this very important part of our day, and our lives, that can give us the super powers we need to take on days fraught with tasks and errands and the 101 things we all do. So, gising na! (That means, "Wake up!") Slow things down one morning and enjoy the special almusal that I know you deserve.

Some guidelines:
- This is open to all Filipinos out there, with a blog or without, and to everyone else who has experienced breakfast with Filipinos, or just likes having Filipino breakfasts, or has always wanted to try a Filipino breakfast food.
- You can write about your favorite Filipino breakfast food (and that means bevarages as well...barako to tsokolate!) or a regular breakfast that you have somehow filipinized, or anything you associate with Filipino breakfasts. What revs your engine in the morning Pinoys? We wanna know!
- You can email your entries to: eighty_breakfasts@yahoo.com. Please indicate your name, blog name, URL, location, and blog post permalink. If you don't have a blog just email your entry to me and I will post it here.
- Send in all your entries on or before February 28.

There you have it! Gising na at mag-almusal na tayo! :) (That's, "Wake up and let's have breakfast!")

*** Thanks to Iska and Mike for the great LP7 banner!

*** a personal note
Big moment for 80 Breakfasts: First time to host something...anything!

27 comments:

Marketmanila said...

Oh, oh, I'm in, I'm in!!! I love pinoy breakfast. Now what am I going to write about is the burning question?!? So many choices...so little time...If you put me in front of a crystal ball and asked, if Joey were to host an LP, what would it be, you think I could have guessed? Heehee...

Kai said...

That's a good one, and so ChichaJo! Great to be promoting that really overlooked but most important meal of the day.

Mila Tan said...

MM has so many posts on breakfast that it'll be interesting to read his entry.
But as I have a love and hate relationship with breakfast (love to eat it, hate to wake up early in the morning so miss it a lot), this may be the first time I'll post an entry. Golly, the choices are whizzing through my half-awake brain at this moment. Need barako...

ces said...

got it! great theme for lasang pinoy! and of course who else is better to host it than joey of 80 breakfasts! looking forward to your entry!

Lori said...

How apropos for you to be hosting breakfast, Joey! This should be interesting. :)

ChichaJo said...

Hi Marketman! Same here...pinoy breakfasts are great :) Can't wait to see your entry! And if I looked into a crystal ball I don't think I would be able to guess what it would be as you are always churning out such great things! Hmmm...tapa? Tocino? Freshly baked pan de sal? Lamayo?

Hi Kai! Yes, it's really overlooked so here's our chance to sit back and enjoy it for once :)

Hi Mila! I would love to read your entry...I understand your dilemma though. I never used to wake up early enough...or there just wasn't enough time. But because of a job I had before I had to wake up early and make sure I was fortified. It was then that I really fell in love with breakfast...and the quiet time it gives me before I start my day. There's really nothing like it :)

Hi Ces! Thanks! Looking forward to your entry as well :)

Hi Lori! Haha...it was written in the stars :) Hope you can join...you make a great-looking tsokolate-eh!

wysgal said...

Very apt that this one was assigned to you chichajo. I don't eat breakfast regularly myself, but when I decide to do so I love making a whole production out of it. =)

ChichaJo said...

Hey Wysgal! Would love to see one of your breakfast productions :)

Jen Tan said...

hello again! this event sounds so exciting! i can't wait to read the entries. i am not a blogger ...uhmmm...so how will i be able to read the entries? pls forgive my innocence as am a novice in the blogging scene and jst a mere by stander=) i am glad non-bloggers are even allowed to read and browse around! hahaha

i happen to be a GREAT breakfast fan! if i could have breakfast food all day i would..and sometimes i really do! i get up as early as 5 am daily, excited about what breakfast treat to have and anticipate my morning brew i lovingly prepare daily =) ... i also am fond of food tripping for breakfast with my gal pals--always searching for a new place to have of our early sunday morning after walking breakfast treat! hahaha..life is good with great breakfast food! ;P

mira said...

Sali ulit ako :) i used to hate eating breakfast when I was in grade school :) good idea for the next LP 9!

mg said...

Oh, wow! How befitting for your site! Fantastic. I will try to enter this.

sha said...

sali ako
sasali
my mind been running on what to do... coz when I was in UK this was our sunday ritual with my sister.. pinoy breakfast.

Lani said...

UHHHmmm... 80 breakfasts will host LP7: Gising na! ALMUSAL! Coincidence??? (ha,ha,ha). I'm happy you're our host for LP7. For sure, join ako diyan. Swak na swak eka nga nila.

I love eating breakfast......, and lunch, and dinner. (Matakaw talaga!!!)

chichajo said...

Hi Jen! It's so great to hear your enthusiasm about the event and about breakfast in general! After the end of the month, after all the entries are in, I will be posting a round up of all the entries here with links to all the participants' blogs. So just stay tuned and you will be able to read each and every entry! :) Now, if by any chance you would like to submit an entry just email me at the addy indicated in this post and I can post it here :)

Hi Mira! Looking forward to your entry! :)

Hi Mae! Hope you can join...your posts (and pictures!) are always a great read :)

Hi Sha! What a nice ritual you and your sister had...it's always heartwarming (and tummy-warming) to gather around a breakfast table...especially old favorites when you are far away :) Can't wait to see what you cook up for LP7.

Hi Lani! Hooray! Glad to hear you'll be joining. Coincidence? Hmmm...more like a sneaky orchestration by me! :)

J said...

hi joey, this sounds like such a fascinating event - i'm gonna be checking back regularly for your round-up!

Typical INgredients said...

Hi Joey,

Sounds fun and exciting and I can't wait to see all your entry and who knows if I can catch up my time - will join the fun...

thanks for stopping by and I will add you to my link if that's okay...

Tin

ChichaJo said...

Hi J! Thanks! It's interesting and fun :)

Hi CJ! Hope you can make it :) Thanks for adding me to your links! :)

alfa said...

Could I join? :-)

ChichaJo said...

Hi Alfa! Sure you can join! :) Thanks for popping in...

thess said...

Hi joey! wow, breakfast is this month's theme...maybe I could join...i'll try

mg said...

Hi Joey,

I've emailed my entry. Looking forward to the roundup.

ChichaJo said...

Hi Thess! Please do join! I still have to put up my entry (hehe) so there is still time... :)

Hi Mae! Thanks for joining! Will be rounding up soon :)

ces said...

hey! i just popped you an email! looking forward to the round-up joey!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Ces! Got your email...I'll be putting the round up together soon :)

Babette said...

Hi, I would like to join Lasang Pinoy 7. :)

ChichaJo said...

Hi Babette! Lasang Pinoy 7 is already finished...we are currently on Lasang Pinoy 24 already :) Which of course you are more than welcome to join! Check out the Lasang Pinoy blog at blogspot for more details :)

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