The (de)Bourgeoin(ed) Manila

  Intramuros! The old Manila. The original Manila. The Noble and Ever Loyal City… – Nick Joaquin Oh Manila! Not everyone may know the country Philippines, let alone its location in the globe, but I bet everyone knows Manila. Either you’ve already visited Manila, grew loving and hating it, or have planned to visit it,…

Density Is Such A Not-So-Lonely Word

  Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio. – Thomas Malthus Most of us always have that love-hate relationship with Metro Manila. Inasmuch as we hate the perennial traffic, flooding, and congestion, if you happen to live in the Metro, chances are, you’ll miss them all. Metro Manila is becoming denser as years progress….

The Foods They Were: Week 1, Month 3

Weekdays give me money but weekends burn them. In spite of t hat, weekends are better loved because they give us good food with good friends. The set of food I had for the whole week, whether weekdays or weekends. Bagnet: The Aftermath After a week of #IDILY fever, I still can’t get over bagnet….

Drunk Festival at I’m Drunk, I Love You

Dio: Relax! Relax! Ang puso mo! Carson: Nasa ‘yo. —- Joke laaang! If you haven’t seen the movie yet, YOU SHOULD. I have no part in the film and no stake at its revenue but with all storytelling it made, I really felt it is really worth-watching. Consider this as my warning to you –…

Hottest Spot for Valentine’s Day

And, just like that, Valentine’s Day finally happened. This is the only day where you’ll see flowers blooming in the city in broad daylight afternoon. Come sunset, expect to literally bump people (and cars) everywhere. Likewise, this is the perfect excuse to splurge on sweet nothings – Holland tulips, fancy cards, posh-packaged chocolates, fully-booked restaurants,…

Focus and Shoot

So I got the talk-of-the-town smartphone of 2016. The double lens-ed Leica-designed Android-powered.. The Huawei P9. Released in 2016, the newest wonder in camera phones is now in the smartphone-killer cameras arena. Dual lens camera, professional GUI for manual control of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, large display, bokeh functionality. So I think that’s pretty…

A Toss Coin Between The Church and The State

Then Jesus said to them; “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him. – Mark 12:17 (NIV) When Jesus was gaining the trust of the Jews while also drawing the ire of the Pharisees, this question that would have salvaged the Pharisees’ sinking appeal…

Kasiyahan sa Kalanggaman

We took the plane, rode a car, and weathered the seawaves just to reach this majestic small island right in the middle of Cebu and Leyte. A small island 129 kilometers off the coast of Palompon, Leyte. This island will surely take all your stress and problems from the city. The murmuring winds of the…

A Flood of Lights in the Urban Jungle Makati

Every Christmas, hundreds of visitors flock the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Ayala Center Makati to experience the world-class Lights and Sound show organized by Ayala Land with different sponsors every year. They usually run from the second week of November to first week of January. Fortunately, I was able to capture this year’s lights and…

Pullin’ Off that Pulag Pool

Mountain hiking is so appreciated nowadays that I myself felt the urge to climb the highest peak in Luzon. Towering at 2,922m AMSL, climbing Mt. Pulag is no joke. More than the needed agility to brave the steep slopes, one should be ready enough for at least five-hour walk ascent while catching up with the…

Discover Maginhawa Further. Meet Urban Chick.

Maginhawa Street is the hipsters’ and creatives’ hotspot in the Metro. It is actually among the predecessors of small enterprise artisanal gastro districts in the country. It grew out to be a response to free-flowing creative, free, and liberal community of UP Diliman, Ateneo de Manila, Miriam College, Claret School, and Holy Family. Virtually starting…

Your Legit Comfort and Recovery Food. Goto Monster.

I always think that food is a gift to mankind. Aside from water, air, fire and life forms (Encantadia? Lol) seen as basic needs to survival of man, food is the basic need to growth of man. As a matter of fact, I have religiuosly followed that concept thus made me continuously grow as what…