Alvin’s Road Trip Follies – A Visit to Portland, Maine for “C-Food?”

Back off! Get your own butter!

Back off! Get your own butter! (Taken at Lobster Cooker, Freeport, ME) – LowFi filter applied from Instagram.


Well, with 1000 km’s under my belt as a warm-up for this year’s driving season (yes, it was a late start for me), it was time to step up to the big-leagues and head over to Maine.  What prompted me to go?  Well it wasn’t the seafood, that was for sure – I’m allergic to pretty much anything that comes from the water.  I was purely in this trip for the drive and to see the sights! (Warning: Another very long read!) (more…)


Snappy Fridays – Guitar Tune-up

Well…ok…I’m posting this on a Saturday… SNAPPY SATURDAY.  HAPPY?  LOL!

Several weeks ago, I got back into an old hobby of mine: cleaning and restringing guitars.  I do play a bit of guitar and tool a bit with my two (almost) 30 year-old steel-string acoustics, which I may snap later on.

Anyway, my friend’s very well used and loved guitar is pictured here. I had offered to prep it (and have it “show ready”) for his son.  This was because his son was going to use it to perform his first live performance.

If you want to see some of the “before” pics and some “after” pics, read on…


Alvin’s Digital Follies – An Ontario Road Trip

The Map Of Our Weekend Ontario Road Trip

The map Of Our Long Weekend Ontario Road Trip.  It is not our exact route, but yes, it was 1000+ kilometers!




Alvin’s Digital Follies – Samsung S6 As My Go-To Camera During Fall Walk -2015

Walking over the bridge at E.T. Seton Park, Toronto, Canada.

Walking over the bridge at E.T. Seton Park, Toronto, Canada.

It’s been a while since I’ve put in a regular post! Time to get things back to some form of normal. To do this, I went for a walk around some parks found along the Don Valley in Toronto with my girlfriend and her younger sister yesterday. (more…)

Alvin’s Film and Digital Follies – Taking in Chicago!

As you may have learned, last month I managed to sneak a road trip over to Chicago with my girlfriend.  It was a first time for us to visit this city.  During this excursion, my girlfriend had scheduled us in for three walking tours for the two days that we were in town.


On the first day we had a food tour, courtesy of  During this taste of the Gold Coast and (more…)

Alvin’s Cooking Follies – “Bacoma” Fil-Can Style


The Lechon is ready for serving!

PORK!  We here at Justwroteablog totally enjoy this meat cooked in any way possible, but for the longest time, I have been hunting down ways to cook pork belly prepared like Filipino lechon: crispy, crunchy and salty skin with a slight hint of garlic flavour; (more…)


October Calendar

October Calendar

The Big Cheese (jezzanorris) and Canadian Cheese (cdn_villain) have issued themselves a challenge that is called Alphabet Soup.  The first series of posts will start on Thursday October 1.  Here’s what it’s all about: (more…)