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Restaurant Review: Rustic Mornings by Isabelo Garden

A stone-throw away from Marikina’s Shrine of the Our Lady of the Abandoned, Rustic Mornings changes its name and switches to a reservation-only resto, “Isabelo Garden” from 4pm onwards.

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Fastfood Review: Stoops Bagnet Ilocos

(This blog was originally written on November 22, 2016. This is a late upload)

With too much hate on Facebook regarding the Marcos burial, I decided to do away with writing my opinion about these things.

Why? First, I am in favor of having the dictator buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. For some reason, my family believed that Martial law was declared before to put an end to the chaos during that time. My lawyer grandfather worked as a government employee and we didn’t have anything personal against the Marcoses. When it was my uncle who finally became a lawyer himself, the dictator’s namesake was once his client too.

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How I Handle Every Soup Craving

How I Handle Every Soup Craving

I grew up as a soup-lover.  I remember, as a child, that whenever I didn’t like food, the elders would beg me to at least, eat rice with the viand’s soup.  

As I came of age, food became one of my indulgences.  As a pre-teen, Pizza Hut’s mushroom soup was a staple to all my meals.  Come teenage years, I finally learned the art of fine dining.  Never was there a time that I skipped the soup – carefully spooning the chowders away from me in conformity with table etiquette.  There were absolutely no exceptions to my soup indulgence – even the free soup that was offered with budget meals in Manila’s student meal.   Read more