When was the last time you had a proper home-cooked meal? There’s nothing wrong with dining out. It’s just that home-cooked meals are way better and heartwarming especially when you share it with your family. Last weekend, my family and I had a simple Sunday lunch at home. Since it wasn’t busy, I decided to cook lunch with the help of my abuelita (lola/ grandmother). Take note, my abuelita relies on her senses when cooking. She doesn’t like measuring or reading recipes. In short, she makes her own. Advertisements
It’s always fun to dine out and catch up with friends. But sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect spot. Besides the food and location (always consider Metro Manila traffic), the restaurant should have the right atmosphere and concept to carry on a conversation. You know, a place where you can eat and talk without others giving you the death stare. Let’s admit it! We’ve experienced that even been in those shoes. But you know how work can take so much of your time. So if you don’t see your friends often, there’s so much to talk about. Since I am the foodie in our group, I am in charge of searching and booking a table whenever we meet up. Good thing there’s a place like BOA Kitchen + Socials! Did I lose you there? Don’t worry! There is no actual snake but there is definitely a plus sign and the word “socials” in it. Let me explain. Their concept is divided into two: BOA Kitchen and BOA Socials. When they open at 9AM, you …
Yes, there’s another tea shop in the metro. For me, that’s not a bad thing because of one we live in a tropical country. Two, they offer a variety of blends perfect for every taste bud. Before I share with you the teas, let’s talk about Goodgood.
Have you heard of Aqua S? They offer the best soft served in Sydney and they are now here in Manila. Take note, the letter S actually stands for sea salt – their signature blue-hued soft serve which by the way is uniquely delightful. Oh, wait I’m sorry! Did I lose you at sea salt?
I’ve never been to Japan but I would love to. Seeing Japan’s beauty and culture through the anime series I watched such as Cardcaptor Sakura, Inuyasha, and xxxHolic, makes me want to experience all those. I’m pretty sure I’ll get to. But for now, I’ll settle drinking tea with edible flowers (yes, you read that right!) or Lava Pearl Latte under the cherry blossoms in this one of a kind tea shop in Maginhawa. This beautiful place is called Sakura Hanami. The tea shop had their grand opening on June 28 and I was there with my fellow foodie and blogger friends.
“We need to patronize our own. So ang food natin, ang ingredients natin at kung ano yung mga sikat na ingredients sa different regions iyon ang matitikman niyo sa Tiyo’s,” Ed Salvador, co-owner of Tiyo Craft Kitchen & Bar. True to his word, Tiyo Craft Kitchen & Bar serves regionally sourced and carefully curated menu adding their own modern twist. Some interesting dishes the modern Filipino gastropub offers are Inihaw na Liempo Sinigang, Corned Beef Kalderata and many more!
Do you love K-pop? If yes, then you’ve probably heard about Korea’s favourite idol sandwich. If not, then I’m very happy to share with you all about the SBS Inkigayo Sandwich. SBS stands for Seoul Broadcasting System, a national South Korean television and radio network company while Inkigayo is the network’s music program. Since the sandwich is exclusively available inside the SBS Inkigayo’s Studio, it was known as the Inkigayo Sandwich.
It was Father’s Day last Sunday. After visiting my abuelito at the memorial park, I suddenly had the desire to look at our photo albums. So I did and realised that no matter how many years have passed, the photos he took still lives. According to the date indicated in the album I picked, those photos were taken in the ‘80s. To be honest, everything looks beautiful and real. I’m glad my abuelita was very keen on keeping and arranging the photos.
The School Year 2019-2020 has begun… for some. Other schools are set to open classes in July or August. But over the weekend I saw a number of families shopping for back-to-school essentials at the mall. It’s heartwarming to see families together; not to mention, the smile on all the kids’ faces when they find the bag or lunch box they want.
Have you been to Himlayang Pilipino Memorial Park in Tandang Sora, Quezon City? Yes, it’s a cemetery. And don’t worry, this is not a horror story. I just noticed that more and more people are becoming interested in historical and heritage tours. This is actually great because it is important to know and embrace our history and culture.
I was elated when the teaser for the Disney classic Aladdin was released. But when the trailer featuring Will Smith’s genie dropped, I got scared. You see when I was in grade school, my grandparents made me watch a classic film every Saturday night and there was this one film that stuck. It is called “The Thief of Bagdad” (1940), a remake of “The Thief of Bagdad” (1924). Don’t get me wrong. This is a magical film and if I’m not mistaken Disney’s Aladdin was influenced by it; however, the Djinn played by Rex Ingram gave me nightmares. Seeing a blue Will Smith, reminded me of that BUT it did not stop me from watching my ultimate favourite Disney film and animated television series.
Dark Specialty Coffee is a beautiful coffee place in SM North EDSA. It is located on the second floor of the main building right beside their sister company Onesimus Suits and Barongs. The coffee place exudes pleasant vibes all thanks to the dim lighting, cool interior & coffee bar layout and of course, the wonderful smell of coffee.