Monday, September 26, 2016

Last Day of Cebu Food Crawl 2016



And finally, off to the last day of this sinful adventure in Cebu. We are now down to the final three: Choobi Choobi Restaurant, Cebu City Marriott Hotel, and Ayala Center Cebu. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Chill at Gusto Mare



Cebu's economy has been on a steady rise. The South Road Properties (SRP) used to be a sprawling land with just a highway connecting to the Talisay City, another thriving city of Metro Cebu. Today, more and more establishments had sprung out like mushrooms in this area alone. The same scenario goes to the food scene of Cebu.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

How to Apply for Japan Tourist Visa in the Philippines



Japan is the home country of Godzilla, Hachiko, Maria Ozawa, Doraemon, and Son Goku. It's also a great gastronomic destination. No wonder why Japan is one of the most sought after destinations among Asians, particularly Filipinos. Apparently, there's one thing that keeps us from visiting this country. Unlike our neighbors in Southeast Asia who only require a valid Philippine passport, Japan requires Filipinos to have a valid visa before entering their territory.

Here are the steps and a few reminders on how to successfully obtain a Japanese tourist visa.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Sugbo Mercado Experience

Sugbo Mercado Cebu


Have you watched the movie, Matilda? There's this particular scene in the movie wherein a young boy (Bruce Bogtrotter) was forced to devour a large chocolate cake as a punishment. The poor boy was about to throw up yet he has still to devour the scrumptious chocolate cake. In the end, he managed to finish the whole cake. I feel uncomfortable every time I watch that scene. I know for a fact that I have a big appetite but I know my limitations.

To cap off my 2nd day in Cebu Food Crawl 2016, we went to Sugbo Mercado. Little did I know that something big awaits us.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

#SparkSamar: Sohoton Caves and Natural Bridge

Sohoton Caves and Natural Bridge Samar


Exploring my own country is not that easy. It is very challenging for us to travel around due to its geography. Living in Tacloban City for more than two years had given me opportunities to explore Region 8 and I am really thankful for that. I never had the chance to visit this region prior my deployment due to limited choices of transportation.

Last week, my colleagues and I explored Sohoton Caves and Natural Bridge in Basey, Samar. One shouldn't interchange this with Sohoton Cove in Bucas Grande in the province of Surigao though.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

It's Always a Feast at Golden Cowrie



My brother and my dad aren't really that adventurous when it comes to food. They prefer eating Filipino food for obvious reasons. So much for being nationalistic. Haha! They frequent the SM Ecoland branch of Hukad. I can't blame, though. I mean, who says no to crispy pata, patatim, and kare-kare? After feasting myself with Lechon and Italian food, we went straight to Salinas, a concept restaurant by the Golden Cowrie.

We didn't know what was in store for us, but I'm sure it's gonna be grand and festive.

Monday, September 5, 2016

We Are Davao



As the cloud of dust and smoke settled, it became clearer that this was an act of terror. Lifeless bodies whose faces were beyond recognition lay scattered from where they once stood. Those who survived managed to shamble off the road, looking for help. The street that was once full of life became sullen and eerily quiet. Fear reeked in every crevices and corner of Roxas Avenue. The bomb not only took the lives of many, but it also quivered our hearts - the heart of every Davaoeño.

This is the place where people from all walks of life consider it as their refuge. This is the place where people enjoy local shopping and delicious but affordable food. This is the place where some law-abiding citizens work hard every night just to provide the basic necessities for their families. This is also the place where the dreams, aspirations, and hopes of many vanished in one blast.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Rico's Lechon: Da Best Gyud



Lechon (roasted pig) is officially Cebu's staple food. I mean, your day in Cebu would not be complete without devouring even a small portion of this delicious roasted pig. The second day of our food crawl got even better. We started our day by stuffing ourselves with Cebu's best lechon and ended the night with more of it.

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