World Street Food Congress celebrates the year of Pinoy street food

Some of the Philippines most loved comfort street food will be taking center stage, but will be served with fun twists and new interpretations, at the World’s Street Food Congress 2017 (WSFC17).  A brain child of foodie and TV personality K.F. Seetoh of Makansutra fame and presented by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the five-day…

Traveling soon? Pay your Travel Tax easy and hassle-free online

Like any budget traveler, I’ve always wished that our airport is better. Better facilities, better services, more food choices. While any amount of change usually takes time, my yearly sojourn in and out the country has made me aware that indeed, things are changing. It usually starts with cleaner, well maintained rest rooms, brighter lounge areas and more food stalls…

Put your words into action: Run for Integrity set on December 12

It’s easy to say that we love our country: a few keystrokes and a well hash tagged campaign can easily build steam. But how do you show it?  In spite of what other people say about the traffic, the pollution, the natural chaos of things – I always believed that the Philippines is one hell…

ToyCon 2015: The Geeks are Alright

Note: Photo-heavy post Geek girls and boys: If you ever found the girl or the guy who will brave a sweaty, antsy throng of likeminded souls just to attend ToyCon or ComiCon with you: do yourself a favor — MARRY THE GUY OR GIRL! (I got wise and married one!) It takes a different kind…

Stand up!

Life goes on. While I am currently based in Metro Manila, hundreds and hundreds of miles away from the devastation in Tacloban, you can’t help but feel a certain level of sadness and a cloud of gloom hanging all over the country. People are getting catty and snippy on Facebook, denouncing the government and casting…

Election Recap 2013: Playing the dance of fools

I don’t want to say it, but I’ll say it as it is: as much as we are a nation of grossly-talented, hardworking, fun-loving citizens, we are also a nation where majority gets grossly judgement-impaired when election time rolls around. We elect idiots in public office, then wonder why our country usually wallow in poverty…

I hope you survived the Holidays —

More than us surviving the so-called Apocalypse, as “predicted” by the Mayan Calendar, I think what’s more commendable is us surviving the insanity and Holiday rush that we all know too well during Christmas. While we pretty much guessed that we will survive the so-called “End of the World”, there is really no assurance when…

Northern Escape

I celebrated my birthday the best way I know how: by escaping the chaos of Metro Manila and heading up where the air is cleaner and the sky is clearer. We’ve always have a preference to going up Baguio, the so-called Summer Capital of the Philippines. And now that my sister has decided to relocate…

Oh, and I thought it was 1884

As much as possible, I try to have this blog free of anything that involves politics. Cos you know politics is a very icky subject. I refuse to have anything to do with politics–especially in the Philippines when politicians were just a DNA-strain away from common pond scum. But what bugs me more than politics…