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THE TOP 10 FOODIE GOODIES OF SORSOGON

The gem of Luzon’s southern tip is definitely Sorsogon. And as you go along and #SeeSorsogon; doing island hops, wakeboarding along the shores, bathing in its numerous majestic swimming spots, and interacting with the warm and festive locals, you should never fail to also indulge in the delectable food and drinks they offer. Sorsogon is […]

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ZAMBOANGA: HOME OF THE KNICKERBOCKER

In 2013, the city of Zamboanga went on a war between military troops and rebel fighters. Over a thousand locals were hurt and displaced. Homes were destroyed by fire. Schools and businesses were shut down. But despite the chaotic situation, the people of Zamboanga were able to stand up and bounce back. They were able […]

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THE TOP 10 PASALUBONGS FROM THE VISAYAS TO THE WORLD

How many pounds, or kilograms for that matter, did you gain over the holidays? The holidays have just ended and most of us are still at our binge-eating sprees. We have grown accustomed to eating lots of yummy food over the season that it seems impossible to just stop. Now, of course, with us moving […]

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To Juice or Not to Juice? India Pale Ales in 2017

After enjoying (and almost abusing) the privilege of being served super fresh India Pale Ales during a short vacation early this year, I’m back to the old routine of drinking IPAs from cans and bottles at least a month old. Balikbayan boxes from California (which take thirty days at least to cross the Pacific and hurdle Philippine […]

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“Hawker” Dishes at Bugis Chomp Chomp in Banawe

  Bugis Chomp Chomp offers a surprisingly comprehensive range of Singaporean and Asian-inspired dishes at good value. Come to think of it, any establishment won’t be able to survive the cutthroat competition in Banawe (be it food or vehicle related) if it doesn’t offer fair pricing and good quality.  The expected Laksa, Hainanese Chicken and […]

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Singaporean Hawker Food at Makati’s Hawker 101 Food House

  By no means am I well-versed in the nuances of Singaporean hawker food. Truth be told, I haven’t set foot in a hawker place in Singapore. I’ve visited the country briefly only once. I’ve gone to the Makan Sutra hawker area in SM Megamall (If that counts) but haven’t even written about it. That, sadly, […]

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No Nonsense Food at Nono’s

  Nono’s at the UP Town Center is still in its soft opening phase but the service is polite, prompt and well-sorted. The comfort food-centric menu is laden with thoughtful flourishes. We started our early dinner with the Fried Truffle Cheese Wontons, which were nicely-shaped, properly crispy on the outside and filled with cheesy goodness […]

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The Vibe: Food Park Expectation vs. Reality

  We came to The Vibe on a late weekend afternoon for early dinner. Expectations were high. I’ve seen glowing online articles such as this and this about the place. The NYC subway-themed food park has been operating for less than a year, and the spot was a convenient 10-minute drive from where I live (a little more when […]

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Taco Finesse at La Chinesca

  Straight up masarap. There’s delicious food inside La Chinesca’s admittedly cramped space in Parañaque. The luchador graphic staring at diners from the glass entrance door need not look so stern and grim. My opinion here may be skewed in favor of Bruce Ricketts, La Chinesca’s proprietor, not because I know him personally, but by reason of previous […]

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Motivational Tattoos and Mental Health

People have different reasons for getting inked. For some, tattoos serve as pick-me-ups that help them face their everyday challenges. Having something visually appealing and comforting allows one to brave up and move forward at life. Permanent tattoos are painful and costly, but with the invention of temporary tattoos, anyone can get inked with meaningful and […]