Saturday, October 31, 2015

Dessert Factory: Inquirer Lifestyle's Best Desserts 2 Book Launch

I got to attend the launching of Inquirer Lifestyle's Best Desserts 2 by Vangie Baga-Reyes last Monday at the SM Aura Premier. This is a follow up to the first Best Desserts book which was a success.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A Cozy Corner Called K Patisserie

On a recent trip home, I had the chance to dine at one of the newer establishments in Tacloban City. At the corner of Paterno and P. Gomez Streets is K Patisserie, a cozy nook owned and managed by a very young entrepreneur Kristine Gaspay. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Stacy's BGC, Daydream in Pastel Colors

On the corner of Rizal Drive and 28th street of the Bonifacio Global City is a cozy two-level nook which makes for a pretty hangout. Stepping inside Stacy's Home Cafe is like being transported to your childhood daydream in pastel colors --- of playing house and imagined secret gardens and tea parties like Alice had in her own wonderland.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Airborne in Mati

Mati is now becoming a haven for surfers and mountaineers but there's another activity waiting for adventure seekers here.

The Mindanao Saga Flying Club (MSFC) gives the brave and the curious the chance to ride ultralight planes and fly over Mati.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mati, A Gem in the Southeastern Philippines

Finally, I answered to a long standing invitation from a friend who is now based in Mati to visit the place which she now calls her second home.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Taste of Baguio

Apart from enjoying interesting sights, being in Baguio also means whetting one's appetite from the variety of gastronomic choices. My list in this post is limited only to the dining establishments and dishes/treats I have tried.

Choco-Late de Batirol
Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hello, Stranger! Revisiting Baguio After Two Decades

The last time I visited Baguio was during the Holy Week of 1994 together with my family. I remember the freezing temperature despite being a summer month, the swelling crowd as many hied off to the summer capital, and the sight and smell of pine tress upon entering the city.

I never got to set foot in Baguio again until twenty years later, thanks to my boss who brought us her staff up north for a weekend trip. Weeks later, our family trooped to Baguio for my mother's birthday celebration. Then last weekend, my Pink Family travel group and I went up north again for a weekend relaxation and another birthday celebration.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dinner at Amici

After an afternoon of theater, my friend LNV and I tried out this place in a block of restaurants. Food was good and reasonably priced which we enjoyed.

Spinach artichoke dip with pizza crust wedges

Saturday, March 14, 2015

An Artsy Fartsy 1st Quarter

It was a busy first quarter in the country's art scene. So many art exhibits and theatrical performances were lined up and that made me happy.

Art Fair Philippines at The Link

Jane Yoon of Christie's Hongkong

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Trail to the Taal Lake and Volcano

Fifteen years ago, my college friends and I were almost that close to seeing the Crater Lake up close when we had our lunch by the banks of the Taal Lake in Talisay, Batangas.

Fast forward to last week. Finally, I made a trek together with my Pink Family travel group to the Taal Lake and Volcano and the lake within the volcano.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Exploring Santa Ana in Manila

As a kid, I remember passing by Santa Ana en route to Mandaluyong, Makati or Taft Avenue, with the old gray church on an elevated portion dominating the place. Santa Ana is one of the older districts in Manila rich in history. It is a gem waiting to be rediscovered, with stories waiting to be heard by the new generation.

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