Restaurant Review: Sultan Mediterranean Grill

Sultan Mediterranean Grill Restaurant Makati Chasing Jayce

Revamped and relaunched this year, Sultan Mediterranean Grill offers the Makati CBD a sumptuous alternative to the daily canteen and fast food. Set in a quiet street and decorated with a tasteful interior, no wonder this gem of a restaurant has been met with success since its relaunch earlier this year.…

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Backpacking Indochina: Singapore Once More

Sunflower Garden Changi Airport Terminal 2

My fourth time in Singapore was supposed to be only a small part of my backpacking Indochina adventure, merely a 9-hour transit in between flights from Manila to Yangon. But the fates had other ideas because I ended up staying much longer than planned. Launch of Backpacking Indochina 2015 My Backpacking…

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Restaurant Review: Aozora Japanese Café + Bistro

Restaurant Review: Aozora

Overlooking the Taal volcano, is an authentic Japanese restaurant. Inspired by nature’s azure roof, it named itself “Aozora” – literally blue sky in Japanese – enticing you to take your taste buds to heaven, eat authentic gourmet Japanese food under the canopy of the majestic Tagaytay sky. Part of the Domicilio…

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Restaurant Review: The Boiling Seafood

Restaurant Review The Boiling Seafood

A couple of months ago, I ran my first (and will probably be the only) 21km run for the year. And what better way to work up an appetite than running a half-marathon? My preparation had not been for naught as I had one of the best post-run meals at…

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Staycation at City of Dreams

Staycation at City of Dreams

Once upon a time, my best friend Jam invited me to a staycation at City of Dreams.  Who was I to refuse? City of Dreams is a luxury integrated resort and casino, featuring three hotels: Crown Towers, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt, as well as diverse dining and entertainment facilities that can…

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Restaurant Review: Burgers & Brewskies

Call the Nurse Burgers and Brewskies

In a country full of creative people, cooking up something original is a daunting task. Restaurants cropping up at every corner make it essential to have a specialty in order to standout. And this is what Burgers & Brewskies has done. It looked deep, searched wide and came up with what makes people tick: bacon.…

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Pico de Loro Hamilo Coast

Pico de Loro Hamilo Coast

A couple of hours away from Manila lies Pico de Loro of the Hamilo Coast in Nasugbu, Batangas. Guaranteeing the chance to do some beach bumming, swimming pool lounging and access to various sports facilities, this residence-resort promises a complete vacation package. Although it is ideally a destination exclusive to homeowners…

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Weekend Staycation at Seda Nuvali

Staycation at Seda Nuvali

Nuvali lies about 40 km south of Manila and straddles the cities of Sta. Rosa, Calamba and the Municipality of Cabuyao in Laguna. Lots of people go there to enjoy the lake that’s filled with koi, have picnics on the grounds and shop at the factory outlets of various brands.  It has also…

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Restaurant Review: Uncle Cheffy

Corned Beef Panizza Uncle Cheffy

Uncle Cheffy has just launched its new set of special dishes – all based on its in-house corned beef!  These dishes are the by-product of the owners’, Mr. Larry Cortez’ and Chef Mau’s, creativity, research and quest to offer new food at affordable prices. This 100% Filipino-owned restaurant is striving to…

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Rogue Diaries: Holy-day Trip to La Union

Day Tour La Union

Doing a day trip to La Union is indeed possible. How? First and foremost: leave Manila at 3am or even earlier. Then, take the NLEX, SCTEX and the TPLEX. Five hours later, you’ll find yourself in Bauang, La Union (yes, this already includes an hour-long stopover at Petron NLEX for…

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