Dinuguan at Thanksgiving

On Monday’s episode of Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Rebecca cooks a traditional Filipino dish called dinuguan to impress Josh’s family at their Thanksgiving celebration. By the time it came to filming the scene that included eating the pork blood stew, the meal looked more like carnitas than the hearty soul food it was meant to be.

“The dinuguan had been sitting on set all day in the heat, so it no longer looked accurate,” said episode writer Rene Gube. “I started thinking about whether I’d say so because the props guy was working his ass off, and if I slowed down production, we might run overtime, and it would cost thousands of dollars. But [executive producer Aline Brosh McKenna] saw my face and asked what was wrong. When I told her, she immediately stopped everything and said, ‘It’s done, we’ll fix it.’” This might be perceived as a minor course-correction in other circumstances, but for the Filipino-American actor and writer, it was proof that his bosses are committed to representing Filipino culture authentically on the CW musical comedy — the first TV series to depict Filipino-American family life, with a large Filipino cast of actors, in a single episode. “I was encouraged every step of the way to make it truthful and accurate,” Gube said. “That’s something I’ve never felt the agency to do by my previous bosses.”

A fantastic episode and more notable that Rene is getting some awesome traction. Seriously, this is what I look forward to on Thanksgiving.

Catch the clip:

Living the Dream Part II

Part two of the awesome Lego animation depicting my life as an airline pilot! Love it! If anything, skip ahead to around 4:20. That is spot on!

A Guide on How To Have Sex on a Plane

Not safe for work due to language, but his sketch it pretty awesome! Take notes but 1) I don't recommend or condone this in any manner 2) after some flight attendants see this video, I doubt you'll have the chance. Cheers and fly safe!

A Comical but Spot On "Living the Dream" Skit of Being an Airline Pilot Done by Legos

Just this morning, as I'm walking through the gate down to the aircraft, a passenger approaches me and asks if he could board. I mean, sure but we aren't even on the plane ourselves yet and since we are running late, yes, we will be a tad late on the other side. Out of my control really but I do my best. I love our guests.

Hilarious All About That Bass Parody!

Parodies aren't often that funny but YouTuber and ex-Canadian Idol Mikey Bustos hit it on the spot with his take on Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass". Not sure if my American friends will get this video but it shows a part of the Philippines that I enjoyed when I visited. Its also one of the less photographed per se as everyone usually just posts pictures of beaches and white sands. Check it out!

The Filipino palengke is a place where you can do and buy anything you like. Craftsmen, food vendors, butchers, barbers, repairmen, tailor, and much more can be found at the palengke. I go to the palangke each morning!

Bustos also posted a video about circumcision to the tune of Sam Smith's "Stay with Me" and his previous hit to Frozen's "Let It Go". Just hit up his YouTube channel and you'll be in for a few laughs.