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

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

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)

Bantayan Island, Cebu: Beyond the White Sand and the Blue Sea

Bantayan Island is indubitably a must-go. Anybody with a day or two (and the money) to spare should take some time to experience the laid-back and carefree island life in Bantayan. Blue sea. White sand. Fresh air. Dried fish. Fresh scallops. Reggae nights. You name it. Bantayan Island is definitely a world apart from our own. While… Read More Bantayan Island, Cebu: Beyond the White Sand and the Blue Sea