Bongamas, putaktakey, and sinabilao – that is red, white, and blue for you in the Maranao, Kankanay, and Bicolano dialects of The Philippines. Sounds magical, doesn’t it? These I learned from an excellent exhibit at the Ayala Museum over the … Continue reading HERE LIES REDEMPTION
In my previous post, I mentioned how we, the sovereign Filipino people, are professional eaters. But this is not the only thing we are good at. We also know how to party. In fact, we do not just party. We … Continue reading JUST TO PROVE A POINT
When I think of The Philippines, my mind swirls with rainbow rolls of saccharine pastillas made with pure milk of waterbuffalo, vibrant slices of kakanin or sticky rice cakes, chilly mountains of creamy halo-halo topped with leche flan, sweet and crunchy … Continue reading FILIPINO SNACKS AND OTHER STORIES
As much as street-side dining is my thing, I also enjoy good food in wonderful, relaxed restaurants. Nice to have cutlery sometimes! So after my pork barbecue binge in the streets of Boracay, a treat – dining at Hill Station … Continue reading AHA, A FORK!
Rarely do I discuss it but I enjoy doing other stuff apart from wolfing down obscene amounts of food and engaging in activities that will probably send me on a wheelchair. Like reading. I adore books. Its sensuality, escapism, and … Continue reading AFTER PENUMBRA
Briefly, the sun came out and it made the weather as perfect as can be. This is the kind of day I imagine the heroines in Jane Austen’s novels set out for a walk. I do my own traipsing too … Continue reading I WOULD RATHER BE FED THAN LOVED
From Legacy Gym, I trade the sun, sea, and sand of Boracay for the cold, fog, and verdant mountainous landscape of Baguio City, all the way up north in the Cordillera Autonomous Region. My glaring tan lines are shockingly out … Continue reading CORDILLERA BLISS