Big City: Hotdogs, Burgers, Sausages

Big City: Hotdogs, Burgers, Sausages

One of the new food places in the new wing of Glorietta is Big City: Hotdogs, Burgers, Sausages.  Moche and I have eaten there a couple of times and I would like to share some insights on some of their offerings. We first tried the Sausage and Hotdog meals with 12…

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Restaurant Review: Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters

Chef Lau's Pugon Roasters

Earlier this month, one of Ayala Triangle’s pioneer restaurants, BFAST was “given a major facelift and was rebranded” into Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters.  Looking back, BFAST didn’t seem like an enticing place to eat.  I remember the place to be empty of customers most of the time and the menu…

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Book Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

…the whole world is just a patchwork quilt of crazy little cults, all with their own secret spaces, their own records, their own rules. – Robin Sloan Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is a wonderful, wonderful book! You would find your eyes glossing over tech/nerd/geek speak but the witty side comments are sure…

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Baguio Food Trip 2013

Baguio Food Trip Mines View Park

Approximately 250 north of Manila is that highland haven hailed both by locals and foreigners alike: Baguio City. The primary attraction comes from its cool-to-cold mountain climate which purportedly seldom exceeds 26 ºC. Another reason why we city dwellers are willing to brave the dizzying zigzagged roads to the Summer…

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Batangas Beaches = Bummer?

Rico Beach Front Batangas

Living in southern NCR automatically draws us to beaches further south and the nearest ones are in Batangas.  And since this province is pretty well-known for its dive spots like Anilao, we have been pretty confident that anywhere in Batangas should be satisfactory.  When we were younger, my mother used…

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Divergence

If our languages won’t divide us, our values will. This is the ultimate lesson that I learned from reading Divergent by Veronica Roth, another post-apocalyptic young adult fiction.  In this latest dystopian book that I read, the known world has become divided into five factions according to the values that…

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Dystopia

The year 2012 is less than 24 hours away and for the last 120 hours, I have been stuffing my thoughts with post-end-of-the-world stories.  I wonder if December 22, 2012 will still come, knowing that the ancient Mayans predicted that our world’s demise is at hand.  Hence, I think that…

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Book Review: The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

I love languages.  I love learning new ones and I love eavesdropping on people who think I don’t understand what they are saying.  So it won’t come as a surprise that I found The Pledge by Kimberly Derting highly intriguing when I first read the summary. This girl Charlaina, Charlie for…

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(Not-So-Perfect) Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

I have recently finished the third book of the Hush Hush series called Silence.  And after carefully going through it, knowing that I would have to write another book review about it, I noted several improvements relative to the first two books. Read my review of Hush Hush and Crescendo. Despite…

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