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Nothing's better than a good boodle after a long day.

Food & Drinks, Where to eat

A newer and fresher Petra & Pilar has reopened its door in 2016. From the upscale “carinderia” concept of Chef Ed Quimson, it is now a lively casual restaurant that caters to events and after office hang-out place to nearby Makati City workforce. Recently, the restaurant has launched their Barkada Boodle Bilao Menu perfect for…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

Charlie Wanton Special is a Mandaluyong institution, but I would have never gotten the chance to try this establishment out if I didn’t move to Quezon City from the heart of C-town. Growing up in Binondo, I was surrounded by food. After all, being the oldest Chinatown in the world, it is the default Chinese…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

What lies in the valley of Marikina? This city has grown to be more than just the famed Shoe Capital of the Philippines. It’s a friendly food destination packed with a variety of Marikina-grown restaurants and cafes. Whether you’re in the mood for classic Filipino food, Japanese-inspired pastries, or Southeast Asian cuisine, Marikina has offerings…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

For a lot of Filipinos, there seems to be no wrong time for a heaping order of pares. Pares (literally translated to “pair”) consists of braised beef, cooked for hours until tender with a thick sweet and salty sauce, paired with a clear beef broth, and garlic-fried rice or a serving of noodles. This combination…

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Fitness

There will come a point in your life where your typical morning run or late-night exercise will get boring and you’ll get worn out eventually. But don’t fret, it’s pretty normal and there’s a solution to it. We live in a time where so many things are accessible—that means there are endless options for everyone…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

I’ve always wanted to drive down around the South of Manila and just eat my way through the different towns there. Three must-haves when visiting the south are bulalo, lomi, and longganisa. All of these taste so much more delicious after driving around in the new Countryman, shout out to Mini Cooper for letting me…

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