Salivating over The Suite Room’s Pan-Fried Salmon

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I first discovered this wonderful dish via Foodpanda. My usual go-to’s when I’m in the mood for food delivery (and I’m sick of the food from the carinderia) are Hala Paella, Brique, and Ilaputi. That time I felt a hankering for salmon and decided to check out the menu of other restaurants. When I saw […]

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Watercolor Waterloo

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I once wanted to be an architect or a fashion illustrator. I used to love drawing houses, rooftops, and laying out rooms and sketching outfits. My Mom says that I doodled on the walls before I learned how to write. But then I fell in love with words, and arts took a backseat after that.  […]

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Thanks, Kuya J’s Restaurant 

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A friend and I found ourselves at Ayala mall at 11pm with no dinner yet. We walked over to that relatively new Korean bbq place at the Terraces that we’ve been eyeing for some time. However, after we flipped through their menu, we had to walk out and seek out another place.  Their prices were […]

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Lego-lese

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I’m probably the only woman who has Lego toys on her vanity table alongside makeup and perfume. A good friend who is now based in USA brought home a Lego gift for me. Knowing my love for Star Wars – and obsession with Yoda – he picked a piece from the Star Wars Lego collection. […]

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Violence against women in Cebu on the rise

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Whenever I hear about women who are victims in domestic abuse cases, my initial reaction used to be to wonder why these women allowed themselves to become victims. Why don’t they fight back? If not physically – which is harder for obvious reasons – then legally, where they have a fighting chance. One violent incident, one punch, should be enough […]

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Writing away the hurt

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It’s been a while since I got in touch with my artsy fartsy side. Whenever I’m going through a tough time, I always go back to the pens and let myself bleed on paper, in words and strokes and lines and color. I went to a basic calligraphy class hosted by Charm Pia Tan at […]

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Osmeña Reforestation Project: Cebu’s Heritage Forest

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Not too many Cebuanos know that up in the hills of the town of Minglanilla, where the roads are long, narrow, and serpentine, is a sprawling, dense wooded area that has been around for 100 years. Osmeña Reforestation Project (ORP), an experimental and heritage forest, covers more than 2,000 hectares and populated by indigenous tree species, […]

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Dear Metrobank (an open letter)

Dear Metrobank, I just received a call from a lady who claims to be affiliated with you using a regular mobile number. She rattled off a long spiel about card protection, card errors, etc. Because my Mama raised me to be polite, I listened to her, although I was in the thick of writing a documentation […]

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