• Food & Drink,  Tagaytay,  Themed Cafe & Restaurant

    El Cocinero by Chef Arnaldo

    A must-visit restaurant offering delectable Spanish cuisine is nestled inside La Bella Tagaytay for foodies to enjoy. El Cocinero is accessible by everyone even without a booked stay in La Bella, making it a perfect spot for lunch or dinner whenever you find yourself having a time-off in Tagaytay.   About El Cocinero El Cocinero established its name in its first branch in Nasugbu, Batangas. Putting up another branch in one of people’s favorite vacation spot such as Tagaytay is definitely a good move. El Cocinero displays a Mediterranean concept and serves authentic Spanish food. This is all thanks to Chef Arnaldo’s 14 years of staying in Ibiza, Spain. This…

  • accommodations,  staycation,  Tagaytay,  Travel

    La Bella Tagaytay | Santorini-inspired Staycation in the South

    Tagaytay, being in close proximity to Manila, is one of the top pick destinations for those craving for a quick escapade. Even during non-summer months, the place doesn’t go empty with vacationers. Then add the emergence of unique resorts and hotel such as La Bella Hotel and Residences, the craze intensified even more! See also: Crosswinds Swiss Luxury Resort in Tagaytay   Our trip to La Bella Tagaytay We went there last end of October when everyone’s available on weekdays due to sembreak. It was a gloomy trip in a cold setting. Still, the place’s charm was evident. La Bella is quite secluded which makes getting there a bit challenging…

  • Food & Drink,  Parañaque

    Pista Food Hall | It’s Always Fiesta in Baclaran

    We Filipinos have one thing in common—we all love to feast. We normally do this during annual festive occasions or locally known as fiesta. But here in Baclaran, you don’t need to wait for the next annual fiesta as you can have a sumptuous feast anytime you want! Pista Food Hall offers heaps of hearty food perfect for any celebrations may it be a birthday, anniversary, job promotion, or even just a normal cheat-day!   Food & Price Their buffet comprises mainly of Filipino food normally present in fiestas such as pancit, lumpia, caldereta, halo-halo, etc. They also serve Mongolian Rice Bowls, Shabu-shabu, salads, and seafoods! Everything was delicious but my…

  • 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,…