Aug 13, 2014

Vote Vigan for New7Wonders Cities of the World


Vigan New7Wonders Cities
photo by Parmisan0 via Wikimedia Commons

Vigan, well known for its preserved cobblestone streets and blended Philippine/Spanish architecture has been selected as one of the 21 finalists in the search for the New7Wonders Cities of the World.

Let's help make it as one of the new New7Wonders Cities by casting our votes.

Aug 5, 2014

Dancing Groot - Guardians of the Galaxy


Without a doubt, Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most enjoyable movies Marvel has ever made. It is brimming with underrated but adorable characters. And my favorite would definitely be Groot! The innate kindness and sensitivity of this human-tree really captured my heart. Plus, the dancing baby Groot was a truly delightful thing to see.

How can anyone resist the adorable dancing Groot?

dancing groot

Aug 1, 2014

Retro Dining at Some Kind of Wonderful Cafe, Marikina



I am drawn to dining places with unique themes and interiors. Good thing there are lots of such places in Marikina. One of which is the '80s themed Some Kind of Wonderful Cafe.

You read it right, 'Some Kind of Wonderful' is the name of the restaurant, more popularly known as SKOW in Marikina.

It was a Saturday afternoon when we drove all the way to Marikina Heights for a late lunch. Together with my best buddy, we've decided to try out some of the food offered in this hole-in-the-wall place in Marikina.

Some Kind of Wonderful Marikina

As we entered a seemingly residential area of the becoming popular streets of Lilac and Rainbow in SSS Village, Marikina, we've finally chanced upon the quaint diner --- painted in pastel colors, and adorned with vintage decors.

Jul 25, 2014

3 Quirky Food Finds in the Streets of Baguio



Perhaps it's the invigorating scenery or the frigid mountain breeze that makes the usual food seem to taste delicious in the streets of Baguio.

Aside from the popular pasalubongs like ube jam, peanut brittle and lengua de gato, a trip to Baguio would not be complete without trying out some of its delectable and eye candy food items.

I've listed 3 quirky food finds I've tried during our recent trip to Baguio.

1. Sundot Kulangot


Sundot Kulangot, Baguio

Its dirty sounding name might turn you off but it is actually a "must-eat" in Baguio. Sundot kulangot is the small version of kalamay, a sticky sweet delicacy made from glutinous rice. The sticky kalamay is covered with miniature coconut shells - which are so small that you need to use your finger to prick or dig the kalamay out, thus the name sundot kulangot.

Jul 23, 2014

Microtel by Wyndham, Baguio - Home Away from Home


Microtel Baguio

It was 5:30 in the morning when we arrived at the Victory terminal in Baguio. We departed Manila at 11:55 pm. The 6-hour bus ride was a breeze and we arrived in Baguio earlier than expected. Our original plan was to roam around the city upon arrival to maximize our 2-day vacation. However, we couldn't bare the frigid weather because at that very moment, the sun hasn't risen yet. It was freezing cold and we were tired so we've decided to take a rest first. I inquired at Microtel just beside the terminal if we could check-in early and I was impressed by how they welcomed us graciously. Now that's what you call excellent customer service.

I originally booked for an overnight stay at Microtel Baguio. Since it was too early, I was expecting for an additional charge for the early check-in, but the receptionist was very accommodating to let us in as early as 5:30 am with no additional charge. The original room I've booked wasn't available yet, good thing they still had a vacant one (same type of room) at the other floor so we got it right away. Rest of the story was happy ever after (we slept for more than 3 hours and went on a whole day tour and food trip after that).
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