In many ways, traveling gave me back my life. About 5 or so years ago, I took a long, hard look at my life, carefully assessed it and realized that […]
There’s something about early morning travel that is both invigorating and exciting at the same time. Never mind the lack of sleep, an early start gives you the confidence and […]
When I first set up a blog, my primary objective was to have a personal space in the web where I can share my thoughts and experiences. I used a […]
Travel apps are essential tools that can make every traveler’s life easy and convenient. From scoring the best deals in flights, hotels and attractions, to itinerary-planning, there are free downloadable […]
Some days are so hectic that finding a few moments to breathe and slow down seems as elusive as a pin in a haystack. Furthermore, planning for a trip when […]
For the past four years, it has become a tradition for us to celebrate special family occasions at Circles Event Cafe in Makati Shangri-La. This restaurant has witnessed a number […]
While the Kapitolyo and Ortigas districts in Pasig are popular food havens, seldom would we dare go there because of the notoriously heavy traffic in the area. However, when we […]
Our trip to Boracay some months ago was a very spur-of-the-moment decision. While we would always have travel plans for my birthday, we didn’t make any arrangement that time because […]
One of the hotels in Makati that we have frequently been to is Holiday Inn. It’s not as grand as the older hotels in the vicinity but it holds its […]
One does not exactly go to a chaotic place like Tutuban and expect to uncover a piece of history. People go there primarily to shop for budget finds. But an […]
Trust food-hunting with friends on a Friday evening to bring you to unexpected places. Thus, notwithstanding the heavy traffic in C5 and Kapitolyo, our search for decent dinner brought us to the latest talk of the town that is Locavore. I neither had any idea of what Locavore specializes in nor with what its name meant but I was told that they serve good Filipino food with a twist. I have previously been to so many restaurants claiming to put a spin on Pinoy food and they all fell short of my expectation. So for Locavore, I was not particularly expecting much.
It was in 1989 when I first set foot in Manaoag, Pangasinan for a thanksgiving pilgrimage with my parents. I remember waking up disoriented in a bus station. It was early morning and still dark; we were in an unfamiliar place. My young mind could not fully comprehend our purpose for going there but I knew it was a special journey.