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Please Help Me End This Nightmare

Originally published on my personal blog. The message last Sunday at church was about how desensitized we were about the situation of our nation. At the moment we only think of ourselves and our families. Whenever we see calamities or unfortunate events it’s just business as usual in the Philippines and at the end we can take action. We start... Read more

Please Help Me End This Nightmare

Originally published on my personal blog. The message last Sunday at church was about how desensitized we were about the situation of our nation. At the moment we only think of ourselves and our families. Whenever we see calamities or unfortunate events it’s just business as usual in the Philippines and at the end we can take action. We start... Read more

Appa's Korean Street Food

I’m normally the guy who introduces new food places to my little brother this time it was the opposite. Traveling from Sucat to attend church at Robinsons pioneer takes a bit of toll on the belly because of the travel time. Despite leaving with a heavy breakfast we got there a bit hungry. My brother discovered this place as a good spot for che... Read more

Mongkok Lunch

Me and the family went to Mongkok at Sucat Santana Grove in Parañaque for lunch. I liked the place because the price is reasonable and it’s not too crowded and would also serve as a nice place for business meetings. I used to go to their branch at the Powerplant Mall at Rockwell. The service here is just as good. They seem to close early though.... Read more

How Typhoon Ondoy Made Me a Minimalist

The monsoon rains flooded about 60% of Metro Manila (where I’m from). Then I remembered the typhoon called Ondoy and how it changed me. I was on my way to some work related errands on a Saturday. I brought my cousin with me because we planned to hang out after. It was raining hard and while we were on the bus, I realized that the service roa... Read more

Have a Siomai Saturday at TsienPao Before Your Hangout

I went out with my friends to hang out at Bagaberde to watch Freestyle pefrorm. Before that, I met up with my friend at Robinson’s Manila and waited for the others. We got hungry and she pointed me toward this siomai place she’s been eating at regularly. She told me it’s so good she grabs some from that store almost every time she’s at ... Read more

Eva Soquena Interview":"Philippine Lifestyle"," Food and Travel

I met Eva when we were both invited to the grand opening of Xoi Vietnamese Kitchen. Eva blogs about lifestyle, fashion travel and food at the Whatever Eva. We became friends shortly after. Eva’s been to more places than I’ve been so I felt like sharing her perspective on this blog and decided to do this interview. Hi Eva, we’re glad to have y... Read more

Ten Philippine Lifestyle Suggestions To Enjoy While Single

Post written by Kevin Olega connect with him on twitter | facebook | g+ I’m enjoying my life in the Philippines. For you to know what it’s like I’m opening up and sharing parts of my life. Here’s what I’m enjoying so far: Transportation I’m finally a freelancer. I live and work from anywhere. I’m also a minimalists. I don’t see the need for a c... Read more

Fun Makati Dates Without Overspending

Dating in the Philippines can be expensive if you are not mindful. It is easy to walk in to the wrong place and get cornered in to spending more than you intend. Sometimes you run into disappointing bad quality food and or service. Going out on a budget takes a little planning. Being unprepared is a formula for disaster. The venue needs to ... Read more

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Save Money By Eating in a Carinderya

Eateries, Canteen’s and Cafeterias are commonly called Carinderya in the Philippines. If you work in the city and you have no access to a kitchen or have no time to prepare your food, you got to get your food from somewhere. You can get a microwavable food at a convenience store like a MiniStop or a 711 or a fastfood or a restaurant. If you’r... Read more