Hidden Gems of Nueva Vizcaya

I had been been traveling the past three weeks for a project where I am involved with right now. These travels, while work-related, allowed me some time for quick sight-seeing and perfect opportunities to plan for a longer visit in the future. Enroute to Ifugao, I had a chance to stay overnight in Nueva Vizcaya,…

Unity in diversity (lessons from a couple-tissue dispenser from Ifugao)

Hello dear readers! My blog has finally migrated to its own domain, http://meilbox.net! And I would like to celebrate this new “home” by sharing this cute couple with you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I met this “happy” couple from Banaue, Ifugao. I guess the message is clear, huh? I salute the wood carver who thought about creating these…

Of doing good for public health, The Champ, fresh seafood, and more of Sarangani

I feel a little guilty for being away so long! If my blog can ‘feel’, then he must be feeling abandoned already.ย  :-O Nevertheless, I will try my best to make up for it by posting some insights and pictures from all my travels of the past six months or so. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will begin…

Food Trip with Fr. Leo: A Celebration of Food and Family Ties

A cooking priest?! This is what came to my mind when our good friend, Jinky, texted us about an event that’s happening the next day. Forward to January 6, 2012. Yes, Fr. Leo Patalinghug is a cooking priest indeed! It was my and JR’s first time to see a priest in a chef’s coat and…

Chef Laudico’s Casa Filipino tries an uncharted path

Hubby andย  were just so glad that the rains stopped for a little bit today.ย  It had been raining for days now so at the first sign of a less-rainy day, we called up Chef Laudico’s Casa Filipino (probably the newest buffet restaurant in Quezon City) and asked if they can still accept a late…

Sandra Torrijos gives us her arts once again (view her works at the German Club)

(Please visit the German Club and view the works of Ms. Sandra Torrijos, a feminist-artist and a Pinay expat who is based in Germany for half of the year. I promised to blog about her show but I was not able to bring a camera when I went there so I had decided to wait.…

A Black Rose blooms in Tagaytay

[UPDATE (26-March-2014): The shop is no longer in Tagaytay. Please scroll down for the new location.] Let me tell you a story. Her beauty has struck me as feisty and enigmatic. Back in my first or second year in college, when I didn’t know if I’d adjust well to the liberal (almost radical?) style of…