Sharwin and the Anti-Ramen

Posted on: March 26, 2013

While a trip to Tokyo and not having ramen may be an incomplete one for some, I honestly didn’t miss it. What is up with the ramen craze sweeping the country anyway? I’m taking a well-made tsukemen over ramen anytime.


Sharwin and the Power of Turo

Posted on: March 21, 2013

Throughout my 4 day stay in Tokyo, I often resorted to broken English, a few “desu kas,” “arigato gosaimases” and a lot of “turo” or pointing. Sometimes, that can lead to some awesome discoveries.


Sharwin and the Temple of Sushi

Posted on: March 12, 2013

It was such as ungodly hour that I half expected a ghost or apparition would appear in my tiny hotel room to scare me to death. Unlike most days, however, I didn’t mind waking up this early. After all, I was going to Tsukiji Market, the Temple of Sushi.


Why I Didn’t Work on Monday a.k.a. Last Day w/ Dia

Posted on: January 15, 2013

I was excited when Carla Dunareanu invited me to join her and Boom Gonzalez to their booth last Monday, not only because Dia Frampton was performing live, but also because I am a fan of On Demand on Magic 89.9.


Why I Eat Veggies a.k.a. Cooking for Dia Frampton

Posted on: January 12, 2013

Call it premonition or even anticipation, but in the days leading up to Dia Frampton’s arrival, I had yet to finalize the menu I would cook for her and her party, which included manager Mike Kaminsky and guitarist Danny Bemrose.  When they finally indicated their intentions to visit the house, Mike mentioned what I sort […]