Café Culture in Cebu: 6 Underrated Hangouts You Don’t Want Other People to Know

Il dolce far niente! Oh, the sweetness of doing nothing. There is an apparent renaissance that is taking the whole metropolis in its grip. They call it the “café culture”. Clever marketing, creative concepts and trend-chasing brats have given rise to a renaissance of coffee-sipping and bean bag-lounging fad currently popular among the younger spectrum… Read More Café Culture in Cebu: 6 Underrated Hangouts You Don’t Want Other People to Know

Traversing Cebu: An Introduction to False Promises and Viral Photos

For the past years, tourism in Cebu has been selling like the proverbial hotcakes despite the rather steamy political landscape in the island. The advent of so many JOINER packages posted on Facebook is an indication of the traveling frenzy prevalent among the younger professionals. Thanks to affordable car promotions and clever advertising ploys pulled… Read More Traversing Cebu: An Introduction to False Promises and Viral Photos

Money, Age and Life: A Rant Of A Millennial Who Is Yet To Figure It Out

millennial [miˈlenēəl] noun. a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century plural noun: millennials     If anything, 2017 is a blaring wake-up call for me. I have been working for eight hours a day, five days a week for the past nine years and I am not complaining about it. Life has… Read More Money, Age and Life: A Rant Of A Millennial Who Is Yet To Figure It Out

Canyoneering in Badian, Cebu (and that Long Swim to Kawasan Falls)

“What is life but one great adventure.”   Oh, brother!  The only Evel Knievel-ish thing I would risk doing is, perhaps, crossing the busy Colon Street at the rush hour when the lights are green. But, two weeks ago I made an exemption. I finally confronted two of my worst fears: swimming and falling. It… Read More Canyoneering in Badian, Cebu (and that Long Swim to Kawasan Falls)

Backpacking a Broken Heart: An Idiot’s Guide to (Failed) Relationships

Remember what they say about how time heals everything? Well, sometimes it doesn’t. We thought it would, but that consuming feeling of bitterness — or, perhaps, regret — we have silently nurtured within, despite the outward appearances of “I’m okay” or “I just don’t care anymore”, burns a growing hole in us. Hearts are broken.… Read More Backpacking a Broken Heart: An Idiot’s Guide to (Failed) Relationships

Pungko-pungko: The Hallmark of Being Cebuano

In an epic sense of irony, let us start the Nutrition Month with another gastronomic weirdness that is purely Cebuano — the pungko-pungko. Come on, it isn’t that bad. Yes, I know that some incidents of food-contracted hepatitis involve the well-loved Cebuano food peculiarity, but, man, just live a little. The trick is to choose the… Read More Pungko-pungko: The Hallmark of Being Cebuano

Azul’s Tuslob-Buwa: On Food, Music and Brains

With his biting witticisms, great music and extraordinary food, Ian Sekong, the dreadlocked owner of Azul and drummer of the popular band Powerspoonz, seems to have figured it all out. Azul, a garage-turned-diner along Gorordo Avenue, has been attracting curious visitors and food savants alike for quite some time now. And, we simply just cannot get enough of… Read More Azul’s Tuslob-Buwa: On Food, Music and Brains

The Cathedral Museum of Cebu: Faith, History and an Old Friend

“My relationship with things antique started when I was young”, Gerard Desquitado reminisced the days when he first served as an altar boy in Bantayan, his hometown. More than a score after, he is now living his dream as an in-house curator/tour guide in the Cathedral Museum of Cebu located near the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral… Read More The Cathedral Museum of Cebu: Faith, History and an Old Friend

Balut: The Story of the Ugly Duckling (An Independence Day Special)

Perhaps, there is no other Filipino food more polarizing than balut. The decision to try one is too big a leap from anybody’s comfort to afford a middle ground. It is either you like it or you don’t. CNN called it ” the Filipino delicacy that makes the world squirm” — and for good reason.… Read More Balut: The Story of the Ugly Duckling (An Independence Day Special)

Eco-Tourism in Aloguinsan (Part 3): Hermit’s Cove

A visit to Aloguinsan is never complete without the required dip in the clear waters of Hermit’s Cove. It is said that Tabog (hence Kantabogon, the barangay), a hermit (hence Hermit’s Cove), discovered the crescent-shaped beach secretly ensconced amid the high mountains behind and the blue sea in front. The local government promotes the cove… Read More Eco-Tourism in Aloguinsan (Part 3): Hermit’s Cove