Juanita has new dishes on its menu, one of which is a delicious sinigang na
corned beef with chorizo. While waiting for ours to arrive, I noticed this
conversation-killing centerpiece on the table across from me. How do you manage
vivacity when every bon mot is thwarted by a giant swan?

adore these grapes, or alien eggs.

Above our table, a mother-of-pearl
shade; firefly lights illuminate an assortment of bags. I always feel like I’m
inside a cellophane candy wrapper when I’m here.