Balut-Eating Contest—Challenge Completed!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Yep, it happened. I came, I cracked, and I chowed down on nine baluts in five minutes at Maharlika Filipino Moderno's first ever balut-eating contest.
When they called out the last minute, I realized there was no catching up to the behemoth of an eater beside me, Wayne Algenio, who ended up putting away a total of 18 eggs. So I decided to just savor the last piece and bowed out as gracefully as one can with duck entrails still hanging on her cheek. As they tallied up the score, I gulped down a much-needed Red Horse and, why not, another piece of balut, prompting the emcee to tell me, "Celine, the contest is over." Hey man, I did this for the love of balut, and contest or not, I love those little suckers!  

So I didn't win the much-coveted belt. But I did get to fulfill my lifelong urge to glut myself on balut, and I had a rocking good time doing it. I'm definitely having another go at it next year, that's for sure! 
And in a move that may set me up for eternal singledom, I've decided to share a video capturing me in heinous balut-devouring mode. Oh well. Any dude who chooses to be with me will eventually see this happen in real life anyway, so I might as well put it out there. The way I see it, I can't be certain that there's a Prince Charming waiting in the wings to sweep me off my feet—but I can be damn sure that my happily ever after will include the continued consumption of my beloved balut. Cheers!

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10 comments

  1. Ate... I thought we talked about this. You chewed way too much! :P

    Haha, I love you, though, and I'm still proud! ;)

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    1. I know babycakes! I had to; the duckling heads were too crunchy ;-p I'll get them next year!

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  2. Wow.... that video is BRILLIANT! You did amazingly, but seriously I don't think you stood a chance compared to the guy next to you - I swear he swallowed some ducklings whole and was eating the eggshells at one point too. Hilarious! :)

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    1. He's a professional eater and just a plain old chowing machine! I'm gonna have to lobby for a women's division next year so a gal can have a shot!

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    2. I doubt you can eat more than 40 babies ducks at once.

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  3. Impressive! i'm actually in the process of writing a blog about an eating contest (3.5kg of schnitzel in 45 minutes) on my blog! http://talkingaboutmeh.blogspot.com.au/ check it out!

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    1. Good god, that's a lot of schnitzel!!!

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  4. A blog with balut and Bradshaw! I should be so lucky!

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