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≡ Menu – Mark Blackard

Chicken and Vegetables in the Lodge 3.2 Quart Cast Iron Combo Cooker on an Induction Burner

Chop up some chicken, chop up some vegetables, add a bit of spice, and throw the HEAT to it. The end result is deliciousness.

Coming Off of a 4-Day Fast – NO Food and NO Beer!

I just went 4 1/2 days with no food and I feel pretty darn good. Every now and then I will pull a fast just to let my body zero itself out.

USMC Upper MAU Camp (Marine Amphibious Unit) Walking Tour & Feeding Monkeys at the Rescue Center

Join us for a quick look around the Upper MAU and then we’ll head over to the WIN (Wildlife in Need) Rescue Center to feed the monkeys.

Drinking at DYNAMITE DICK’S and Hunting for a Cook Who Will Rub Down Some Chickens

My buddy brought in a HUGE bag of barbecue rub from the U.S. so we tried to find a Lechon Manok place that would spice up some birds for us. That was easier said than done.

Fried Chicken Sandwich with BARBECUE SAUCE for Lunch

I told the ladies I wanted NO Soy Sauce or Magic Sarap served within today’s lunch here at the penthouse suite.

Our Morning in Barrio Barretto – From Our Lady of Lourdes to the Coffee Shop

We had to take the babies to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital for their checkup. Unfortunately, there were 11 babies ahead of us on the list.

Vlogging on a GoPro Hero 8 Black Vs. Full-Size Camera – Which One is the Better Option?

I decided to take my Sony FDR-AX100 with us during our nightly stroll. Would it be better to vlog and film on a proper camera rather than simply using a GoPro Hero 8 Black?

24 Hours in Angeles City, Philippines #BRINGBACKTHATCUSTOMBIKINI

This little layover took me from the Philippines Retirement Office, to Tequila Reef for some Mexican Food, to a shop that makes custom bikinis, to Margarita Station, to CPI Call Shop, and more.


My friends, the Taal Volcano is spewing ash and steam as we speak. Reportedly, there are the beginnings of lava flow as well.