Sunday, April 16, 2006
Easter Sunday ...
OK, so Saturday night was a total bitch. This flu/sinus/infection thing was totally kicking my ass. It took me hours to finally fall to sleep fully; I fucking hate that.
I woke up "early" Sunday (around 10:30 a.m. — that's early for me!) because it was Easter brunch day. I had time to go get my head shaved so I'd look all nice and clean for pics, then drove down to LeoPalace Resort. This is one of the most gorgeous parts of Guam, and the resort does a great job in making sure it stays clean and well-kept and filled with great landscaping and flowers and stuff.
The view at the top is at the back of the main hotel, the Belvedere. It sports a fountain, lots of flowers and shade around it, and had teeming fish in the water. Back a little ways is one of the 9-hole courses of the resort. On the right is a zoomed-in pic of the panther statue you can see in the top picture on the right side.
Brunch with the godsons and the family was fabulous. You know what comes next ... the menu.
• Salads: About 6-7 different kinds, from basic greens to potato, seafood and other mixed, creamy salads. Plus an array of fruit — cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, pineapple, etc.
• Japanese food: Sashimi, multiple kinds of sushi, tempura shrimp and vegetables with tempura dipping sauce, cold soba, a few other items, and a ramen soup station.
• Seafood: Cold cooked shrimp, snowcrab, scallops and a few other delicacies that I didn't pay much attention to, because I don't do the seafood thing.
• Main buffet line: Shrimp fried rice, scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage links, fried chicken, fried fish, pancit (noodles dish) and a couple other main courses. I didn't really spend too much time at this station either.
• Roast pig carving station: Whole roast pig. Mmmm ... the meat was so tender and juicy and buttery. I got lucky and got a nice piece of crispy skin. Yummy-most.
• Omelet station: cheese, mushrooms, onions, bacon, ham, peppers ... you choose what you want in and on your omelet and they make it for you. Wonderful.
• Prime rib station: Lovely prime rib, cooked perfectly. With some spicy fina'denne'.
• Teppan station: Teppanyaki — shrimp, scallops, salmon and prime tenderloin steak ... you pick what you want them to cook and they mix it with vegetables and the teppan chef cooks it up. Very tasty.
• Bread station: French bread, rolls, cinammon rolls, Danishes, and other bread delights.
• Dessert station: Cakes galore, including strawberry shortcake, custards, a few Asian and Pacific kinds of desserts, like mochi rice cakes, jello dishes and puddings, chocolate treats and ice cream.
• Drink station: Orange juice, pineapple juice, iced tea, champagne, beer, red wine ... all you can drink. Heh.
I'm sure I missed some dishes and foods there. I pretty much concentrated on roast pig, prime rib, tempura shrimp, rice and bread ... then a few desserts.
Then home ... slept away most of the afternoon after dosing up on alka-seltzer plus cold medicine and some sinus medication (sleep is best to fight sickness) ... up for a little bit and did some reading.
It's about time to go get some food — starve a fever, feed a cold, they say — and then, I think, more sleep. Monday is a work day, after all!
Oh yeah ...
• A few new pics up over at DZER's Guam Pics.
Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• Three of the four nine-hole courses at LeoPalace Resort were designed by Jack Nicklaus (E) and Arnold Palmer (C & D).