Ramon Bautista Recommends His Heartbreak Food for Pogis EverywhereOctober 6, 2014
Before everyone got hooked on “likes” on their social media profiles, Ramon Bautista was making mischief as a cast member of 2001’s Strangebrew on UNTV, which led to the radio spin-off, Brewrats, and a show of his own on MTV Pilipinas. He has also taken on love advice in his formspring, which was the basis for his online web mini-series with R.A. Rivera called Tales from the Friend Zone. Some of his thoughts on love and those other ailments are tackled in his book, Bakit Hindi ka Crush ng Crush Mo? Bautista continues to host, act, write, and tweet as an internet superstar. He has a new book, Help!!! Ayoko na sa Syota Ko! and you’ll see him onscreen soon in the sequel to Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles directed by Erik Matti.
The staff wanted to know what feeds this pogi, so we talked to him to find out.
1. Are you a morning person? What do you usually have for breakfast? What is your day usually like? What do you usually eat for lunch, merienda, and dinner?
I wake up early only if I have an early call time and when I’m invited for breakfast meetings. My regular schedule varies as I have no regular work except for Thursdays when I teach at U.P. I’m not much of a foodie, and I’ll eat anything on the menu. I snack on Oishi’s Potato fries and drink shakes.
2. For UP freshmen and those visiting campus, what are some of your favorite places to eat on campus?
There are lots of places for good, cheap lunch around U.P. such as Lutong Bahay houses that serve home-cooked food that fits a freshman budget. There’s also the classic Rodic’s diner, Mang Larry’s isaw, and Khas Persian Food House, which are visitor favorites. Sosyal people can go to Chocolate Kiss and UP Town Center.
3. Do you cook? What do you consider to be your signature dish–the one you don’t mind cooking for friends? And how do you make it?
I don’t cook. I wish I could. I want to learn to cook adobo because I’m Filipino and everyone should know how [to cook it].
4. As a pogi guy, what’s a good place for guys to take a girl out for a dinner date? And in your experience, is there anything aside from chocolates that might win a girl over?
If I asked a girl out, I’d ask her about what food she goes for so I can ask my friends or look up websites on what they’d recommend. It’s usually places such as Maginhawa Street near UP, which has a lot of hole in the wall cafes and dinner places.
5. For girls who want to court the guy, it’s said that the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If girls are wooed with chocolates, what’s the best kind of food to woo a guy with?
For girls who court guys, it’s not true that the fastest way to a guy’s heart is through his stomach. The fastest way to a guy’s heart is below his stomach. Guys will eat anything and they will enjoy it more if it’s free and there’s momol after dinner.
6. What heartbreak food would you recommend para sa mga na-friend zone?
Para sa mga na-friend zone, I recommend having ice cream para match sa puso nyang malamig hihihi…brrr. <3