Ch-Check It Out: The Drunken Moogle


I find it refreshing that video games can inspire creativity. The results are as varied as video games themselves. There have been many works of art, clothing, video series, and even games which can be traced back to video games. However, as an occasional tippler, I was delightfully surprised when I came across Video Game inspired alcoholic beverages.

Enter the Drunken Moogle: A blog site which caters to gamers who would prefer to drink something more sophisticated than just a beer. Here, many drinks can be found along with the recipe and instructions on how to make it. Also featured on the site are gaming related drinking paraphernalia and great drinking games that can be played at gaming parties, such as Super Smashed Bros.

Here are some drinks that are on my To-Do list:

Quick Boomerang (Mega Man 2 Shot)

Anti Sora (Kingdom Hearts Cocktail)

Yoshi’s Eggnog

Note: NUReviews does not condone underage drinking. Please abide to the laws regarding alcohol consumption in your country, unless you’re in international waters, then do whatever you want. Also, winners don’t drink and drive, unless it’s in a video game.

Steve Tries Out #8: Dr. Jerky and Mr. Ade


On STO #8, we’re making some Wild Huckleberry Lemonade and trying some Dr. Pepper Beef Jerky. Who knew that soda would put the “jerk” in jerky?
Also, we’re open to suggestions for food products to try out! Know anything weird that you’re too afraid to try, but still wondering how it taste? We’re dumb enough saps to give it a gander! Just leave a comment here with the name of the product and we’ll look into it!

Across the Ocean with Ted: Now with Pictures


Yo. Been a few since I’ve last said anything of my vacation. Not much has really happened, I mean I don’t anything to say that would make for a great summer comedy movie. More of a dialogue heavy slice of life, movie akin to a toned down version of a Kevin Smith flick or maybe more like Apatow. “A friend a day keeps the boredom away.” Excuse me for quoting myself but I tend to keep saying that to myself since it pretty much turned out that way. Daily I would meet up with one of my good friends and catch up on what’s been going on with their lives. I’ve also been doing A LOT of walking lately. Originally before I left for to go back and live in America, I would walk everywhere. Walk from to school or even from home to the downtown area. Now though, I mean I still can but I have to pace myself a bit. One of my favorite things to do currently which I wasn’t able to do previously due to my family’s “overprotective-ness” of me is walk around town at night. It’s actually very centering and somewhat therapeutic for me. Feeling like I have the whole town to myself and nothing in my way to stop me is just something one rarely gets to relish in. Another thing I’ve been doing lately is catching up with my girlfriend that I quite literally haven’t seen in person for about three years and some change. So the following few pictures will consist of me, her and her nephew who wanted so badly to hang out with us. What can I say, I’m about the same size as a burger joint mascot. Well that’s it for now. I got a few more places to go to, but man I gotta remember to bring my camera with me. In the next few posts I’ll be posting images of the more tourist-y spots in Zamboanga

So what we have here is basically Zamboanga’s version of “Central Park.” I central park because its in the center of the city. Also to note, it’s also right in the middle of the city’s financial district and as a few of my friends have said the black market

Here we have my girlfriend Michie and her nephew AJ in front of the Plaza’s “Dancing fountain.” This thing was only recently fixed and at night (actually I think it’s only during special occasions) is lit up.

Okay now you have me and Michie having dinner out at one of the new restaurants here in Zamboanga called Gerry’s Grill. I believe there are a few locations in America. I remember going to one in Cali with my ma and aunt.

And this is what we ate. Dead center on the table on the sizzling hot plate is a dish called Sisig. It’s basically diced up pork meat, onions and garlic grilled in butter til nice and crispy. Commonly know as a “Pulutan”which basically means and is food you eat with while drinking beer. Next on the far left we got a few scoops of Garlic rice, I don’t think I need to explain that. On each plate we got a stick of pork bbq marinated Pinoy(Filipino) style and near the top of the picture next to the orange soda we have Lumpia Shanghai. Which basically means Shanghai egg rolls.

For desert we had the country’s most well known icy confection known as the Halo-Halo. What that literally means is “mix mix,” which pretty much explains what it is. Just a mix of various Pinoy sweets mixed with crushed ice and milk topped off with a scoop of ice cream and a  of chunk leche(milk) flan.

Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut Biscotti : The Cereal – Archer Farms



During my six months at my new job, I’ve found that I don’t have time to eat breakfast at home in mornings. My solution to this has been simple, buy cereal to take to work and enjoy it for the first twenty minutes or so while I do the morning update. Normally I would buy the same old cereal I’ve been eating for my entire life and after a while, it gets boring as hell and loses it’s awesome taste that I once enjoyed. I decided it was time to buy something new, so whilst shopping at my local Target, I happened upon some new cereals and what was shocking the most is that they were in the ‘Natural Cereal’ section. For those of you who don’t know what ‘Natural Cereal’ means, it’s cereal that has very little processing done to it and is not enhanced with chemicals, flavorings or coloring. A lot of it can be grown in your own garden if you felt the desire to. Continue reading