Why Sterling Bank of Asia Will Always be My Favorite Bank [Not a Paid Post!]

This is a long overdue post. I have been wanting to write this piece because I am genuinely impressed with the services of Sterling Bank of Asia (SBA). First of all, it is important to clarify that this is not a paid/sponsored post and I rarely write blogs/articles for commercial entities. On those rare times…

Tiago dares you to try progressive Filipino cuisine

It was the fourth of the month last Friday and hubby and I thought it will be nice to celebrate our monthsary in a new ‘find’. We drove around Tomas Morato area and passed by Chef’s Bistro but we didn’t know where to park (its sidewalk is full of parked vehicles already) so we continued…

My way or your way? (Or how to strike a balance when dealing with clients)

The other day, I received a long email from someone who has assisted me in an urgent project this year and a thought-provoking question was in the email: “To what extent do you push for your ideas and when do you give way to client’s wishes? It seemed a very simple question but the longer…

Open letter to Globe Telecom (re Spam SMS/Unsolicited Ads)

Dear Globe Telecom, I have been a loyal subscriber to Globe Telecom since 2005 and appreciate its good service. It’s not perfect but I am relatively satisfied and appreciate its efforts in addressing the needs of subscribers. However, this is a perennial problem which may also be affecting thousands of your (and other telecom providers’)…

Chef Laudico’s Casa Filipino tries an uncharted path

Hubby and  were just so glad that the rains stopped for a little bit today.  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…

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…

Be fired up for the job

No, this post is not about how to fire someone. 🙂 This is a summary version of what my husband and I have discussed several times over the two years of our marriage (and over the four years of our friendship). It’s about passion for one’s work. This may not probably sound extraordinary anymore  but…