You would think you now a lot about Filipino food already. And then Kafe Batwan comes along and you were re-educated about the well-loved Filipino dish. And like most Filipino abode, the place was welcoming and was packed with families sharing Sunday lunch together. I had my brunch there today. Well, it was lunch time already but since this was my first meal of the … Continue reading Creative Flavor: Kafe Batwan
This is one of the must-try’s in Malabon. The kakanin in this place is legendary: politicians pick up pasalubong from here, it has spawn branches in Metro Manila. The Dolor’s Kakanin store in Malabon City is a hard to miss; it’s along Governor Pascual Avenue, one of the main artery leading to the busy center of the city. But aside from this, there was another … Continue reading Dolor’s Kakanin – Malabon Food Tour
It’s been long since my taste buds crave for something new. The Portal in Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City is a new cluster of bars and restaurants that include Bed Manila, Starbucks, Pancake House and Teriyaki Boy (and DQ soon, yey!) in its roster. This truly makes this place formerly known as EDSA Central as a budding go-to place. The newest addition is Habib Persian Cuisine. … Continue reading Gotta have it! Got a habit: Habib Persian Cuisine – Greenfield District, Mandaluyong
Guimaras is famous for their ridiculously sweet and sumptuous mangoes. It’s their pride and glory here. Anywhere you turn your eyes to, there’s mango tree plantation; everything has a mango flavor variation — biscocho, even ketchup. They protect their mangoes fiercely. Mangoes are the only good thing you’d eat in the restaurant in Raymen Beach Resort. I strain my tastebuds to sense anything in their … Continue reading Raymen Beach Resort Restaurant – Guimaras
Batad was a whole new experience for me. I decided I would take on something new and more value to myself. Batad is a barangay in Banaue in the Ifugao province. It required us to travel down a bumpy road for over an hour, then walk further down for another hour. As this was the start of our day, we were dying for some real … Continue reading Ramon Homestay – Batad, Banaue, Ifugao
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We hit Oh My Gulay Artists Cafe as soon as we got off our bus from Sagada. We dropped by Baguio to catch our bus ride to Manila. It was past lunch time already, I was sooo starving that I did not even noticed we climbed up to the fifth floor/pent house already of La Azotea… Continue reading Oh My Gulay Artists Cafe – Baguio
I appreciate the value that gadgets bring to my productivity and health. And so I like to surround myself with them. In some cases, I am even an early tech adapter/sneezer. But this planned obsolescence sucks as it means I have to let go of them soon. Like really soon. Continue reading Bitter Pill: Oh, My Gadgets!
I like that the usual peripheral characters of the legend are given the spotlight in this version. Cursed layed out a sort of origin story for these characters, showing them lost, power-less, and not yet so great. Continue reading Cursed on Netflix: Sticking for Select Characters
It’s soft and fluffy.
But I tested its jiggly-ness. Continue reading I Love Bread!
I read that fasting cleanses the digestive tract, and it does the same for the spirit. This is why our Muslim brothers and sisters do it during Ramadan. A couple of months ago, I was preparing some holiday greetings, which includes the Eid Il Fitr. I read up about this Muslim celebration and I appreciated the sacrifice even more. At the start of 2020, my … Continue reading Fasting that Didn’t Catch on Fast
That line hit me. I read this on Facebook. I am not really sure where the original text is. But there are hundreds of articles and blogs about this already. I am writing about this now because that line is so true. This COVID-19 was a curveball, a game-changer. All the changes we are experiencing right now may be parallel but not the same. Rich … Continue reading Same Storm, Different Boat
This vlogger I found on Facebook perfectly sums up what I feel about this stay-at-home season. The shift in mindset is unbelievable! Continue reading 50 Days of Quarantine
For the past months, I’ve been thinking of shutting down my blog. Mainly because I can do here what I do in Facebook: share experience through words and photos. I mean this basic work can be done in all social media practically. Why bother cross-sharing? Secondary reason is content. I have a love-hate relationship with food now. New gastronomical experiences used to surround me but … Continue reading And then it hit me… PIVOT!
Do you guys track your calories? I started logging my meals to MyFitnessPal on June 2018. My first complete month was July. I compared my July year-on-year, and I took in 28% LESS calories than last year! For the previous year, I was consuming about 53,000+ calories. This year, I only hit 38,000+! I feel good about it. Damn proud! That’s why I’m writing about … Continue reading Calorie counting
Almost a year ago, Niu by Vikings in Podium opened. I’ve been eyeing this buffet since but only got around to eat this year on my birthday. Erm, day after my birthday. There’s a big difference. Huge! In terms of discount. See when you eat here DURING YOUR BIRTHDAY, your meal’s free as long as you have another adult companion. It means, for the price … Continue reading Niu Vikings in Podium