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ramen rundown

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now… This past year, Manila was bitten by the ramen bug.  Everyone went ramen crazy and ramen houses started popping up … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

chocolat

Last week, a friend of mine invited me to attend a private chocolate tasting event.  Having had a long love affair with chocolate, which has always been good to me … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

cut the credit

It’s the last week of July, which means this week (today, to be exact) I should be writing about having ridden a bus and a train.  Unfortunately, due to work, … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

where everybody knows your name

When I was a kid I used to watch Cheers reruns on Star World almost everyday.  I always thought the idea of a neighbourhood bar or cafe, like the Central Perk in … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

food wars: mcspicy vs zinger

A couple of weeks ago I tried the McSpicy and I thought to myself that it wasn’t as good as the Zinger.  Since that time, I have met some opposition; … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

trike trotting and jeepney jumping

“Show us your b*tch face.” “My what?!” I asked. “Your b*tch face,” came the reply. “If you’re going to ride the jeep, you need a b*tch face.” *** That conversation … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

take your dreams seriously

This Monday marks the third week that I have been posting a ‘graphic message of the day’ on Instagram.  I started with one inspiring message that I found in a … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

bsg, pacific rim, and a culture novel

It’s been a real sci-fi week for me.  On Tuesday I did a Battlestar Galactica season 3 marathon, on Thursday I watched Pacific Rim, and all throughout the week I … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

deli day

Delis are little pieces of heaven on earth.  I think I could live in a deli.  I probably could never own one though, cause I’d eat through my inventory and … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

cars, cabs, and commuting

Last week I talked about my ‘everyday travel’ challenge.  In making my plans, I let some friends in on the project, and I got a lot of interesting feedback.  One … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

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