One of the things I miss is enjoying coffee outside. You know in a coffee shop. With the usual array of café food. I miss the unmistakable smell of brewing coffee that hits my senses as soon as I open the door. It smells like warmth and comfort. A corner booth somewhere means settling in. … Continue reading (QC Cafés) Prominent Cafe: a nostalgia and coffee shop talk in one
Today is May 18th, almost two months since the global pandemic has arrested all of us in our homes. I’ve been tossing and turning, wondering if I should post or not on this blog. The idea of carrying on as it used to be, posting beautiful photos of food and drinks and travel, seems inconsequential … Continue reading Carry on
On a cool November morning, Jed and I arrived in Ninh Binh City aboard a Vietnam Railways train from Hanoi. The entire ride we were looking out the window trying to decipher if this was a ghost village. It looked like the zombies had come and gone, and all the people have left the city. … Continue reading Ninh Binh — a taste of rural Vietnam
I love breakfast. I love the smell of warm pancakes, sizzling crispy spam, sunny side ups, and, of course, freshly-brewed coffee on a Saturday morning. Nothing beats a lazy weekend puttering around the table while the sun slowly eases into the day. There’s no immediate agenda in sight, and I have all the time in … Continue reading (QC Cafes) Stories by LilyPad: a great brunch place for lazy weekends
What a space! Jiro is a beautiful café located in a quiet part of Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City. Again, I am writing about something that’s been around for a couple of years now, but it’d be a waste not to share this little piece of Scandi / coffee / minimalist heaven. It was kind … Continue reading (QC Cafes) Jiro Coffee Studio: an Instagrammer and coffee fiend’s cafe wet dream
There’s no shortage of comfort food in Baguio City, much less cozy restaurants. That’s exactly why we flock to Baguio — to cuddle up in our sweaters and enjoy quality time over a hot beverage and some form of warm food. Lemon & Olives definitely falls into this cozy category. This Greek restaurant has been … Continue reading Lemon & Olives: a cozy Greek restaurant in Baguio City
The reason I was never drawn to La Union is because it’s a black-sand beach. I don’t care for black-sand beaches. I like my beach like I like my freshly-groomed armpits — white and smooth. Best if it’s somewhere far-flung and deserted, ideally with blue-green waters and shallow, waveless shorelines. I want to float in … Continue reading Elyu: A different kind of beach
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