• beaches and islands,  bucket list,  Travel

    7 Lovely Philippine Beaches Viewed from a Hilltop

    We’re all so fond of oceans and beaches that even just a sight of it makes our heart leap for joy! The unexplainable feeling of excitement while your boat is nearing the beach, or while you’re walking towards a pristine sandy shore is beyond explanation! But what about climbing a hill to have a bird’s eye view of your favorite beach? In this post, I have listed 7 beaches in the Philippines that looks even more lovely when viewed from a hilltop! This is a compilation of proofs that the view looks more gorgeous from up there, with your own naked eye and not just from your drone!   1. ANAWANGIN…

  • Food & Drink,  Manila

    Mixedstone Wings & Steak in Sampaloc, Manila

    Wings or steak? No more arguments needed as you can have both when you dine at Mixedstone Wings & Steak! Yes, we don’t need to get angry and hungry at the same time! I’m personally not into wings so I’d more likely choose steak over wings, but Jeric is the exact opposite! So grateful for this new discovery. Decision making made easy, eh? Mixedstone Wings & Steak is a sister company of Chicks & Fins and Ironpan Steakhouse. So it’s kinda like the perfect combination of the two.   Food & Price Their main offerings are T-Bone Steak and Flavored Wings. The steak comes with rice and veggie sides, literally…

  • beaches and islands,  bucket list,  Travel

    16 Awesome Island Hopping Spots in the Philippines

    Philippines, with its archipelagic state, is unarguably a country that never runs out of beautiful islands to offer. It comprises more than seven thousand islands—all having their own unique charm. That being said, island-hopping is one of the major things to do in the Philippines. Several island-hopping destinations, may it be off-the-beaten or popular, are just within reach for those seeking a world-class and adventure-filled experience. In this post, I created a list of amazing island-hopping destinations that we have visited across the country, as well as other equally wonderful sites that still remain unchecked on our bucket-list.   1. El Nido, Palawan El Nido is famous for its numerous…

  • Food & Drink,  Manila

    Panchos Diner | Pinoy Comfort Food with a Twist

    Have you ever encountered food as odd as sinigang sa watermelon or sizzling bangus with mango chutney? If you’re food-venturous enough for such kind of cooking then I’m pretty sure you’ll love Panchos Diner’s unique offerings!   Food & Price Panchos Diner serves mostly Filipino comfort food that we all grew up with—but with little twists! This restaurant was actually a breath of fresh air for us from all the samgyup gaming we had. The first one that caught my attention was Beef Sinigang sa Watermelon as I got curious about the twist they did on that dearest comfort food of mine. I’m used to eating sinigang sa sampalok, gabi,…

  • Food & Drink,  Manila

    Wang Pau Samgyupsal | Affordable Korean Grill at Quiapo, Manila

    Whether you want to admit it or not, eating samgyeopsal has nearly become a necessity nowadays. May it be a weekend barkada catch-up, a dinner date, or even a solo food trip—you’ll always find a reason to satisfy your samgyup cravings! Just recently, we went to Quiapo Manila to try another samgyup place, but with more affordable price. Wang Pau Samgyupsal caters to Korean BBQ junkies looking for budget-friendly offerings without having to sacrifice the quality.   Food & Price Wang Pau Samgyupsal offers unlimited pork, beef, and side dishes with rice, lettuce, and egg stew. They have a total of 8 kinds of pork and beef which you will get when you…

  • Food & Drink,  Marikina

    Urban Cafe at The Wood Park Marikina

    Aside from Krispy Prince, another one we’ve tried in our Wood Park Marikina food quest was Urban Cafe. Dessert cravings came at the right time, and at the right place! Urban Cafe is a newly opened snack bar that caters to budget-conscious foodies and milktea fanatics. Food & Price They offer milkteas, milk shakes, smoothies, hot drinks, frappes, snacks, cakes and ice cream. Since it was time for desserts, we tried their Blueberry Cheesecake, Wintermelon Brown, and Taro Double Sinkers. Their take on Blueberry Cheesecake was great. It’s actually their best-selling dessert as per the staff. It’s topped with fresh blueberry toppings and whipped cream. The cheesecake itself has that…

  • accommodations,  Makati,  staycation,  Travel

    The Beacon Makati Staycation

    Last week, we went to Makati to have that much-needed staycation with the fambam. It was very timely as I’ve gained enough Airbnb travel credits to use for my next booking. So I looked for a condo unit located on a high floor with great city view and nice pool. While browsing through Airbnb listings, I found a unit at The Beacon Makati that matches those basic requirements of mine, plus with a bonus New York-themed interiors! New York-themed Condo at The Beacon Makati The unit is situated on 39th floor of Arnaiz Tower; high enough to have a bird’s eye view of Makati City. It’s a studio-type airconditioned room…