Growing Up Insecure

Only people very close to me knew that I have been battling body dysmorphic disorder. I was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder after that tumultous six-year nightmare, which I call the "dark years". Growing up with a mental disorder is difficult. I never tell people that I have it because I am afraid to be … Continue reading Growing Up Insecure

Buffalo Bros: Inexpensive Comfort Food

Social media has truly taken the world by storm. Pieces of information are easily passed on from one person to another.  Gossips and rumors about celebrities and politicians are quickly known in a couple of minutes as compared before. At the same time, it has become a new channel for emerging businesses to easily make … Continue reading Buffalo Bros: Inexpensive Comfort Food

What Things Mean: A Book Beyond Words and Meanings

I love reading books ever since I was a kid. I can still vividly remember the first book I have ever read. Robinson Crusoe. A story about a man who was shipwrecked on an island and gained the friendship of one of the locals named Friday. (Another reason why I love Fridays because he used … Continue reading What Things Mean: A Book Beyond Words and Meanings

Royal Indian Curry House: Authentic Indian Cuisine

Ever since I was a kid, I have always been mistaken for an Indian/Middle Eastern girl. My mom will frequently get comments that I do not look Filipino at all. And I remember thinking that maybe I am adopted because I never looked like my siblings anway. Looking different from my fellow Filipinos has been … Continue reading Royal Indian Curry House: Authentic Indian Cuisine

Zensho: A Sumptuous Spectacle

My boyfriend and I are usually on the hunt for the best and most delicious food deals in town. And as we are celebrating our  thirty-fifth month together,  we decided to try the ala carte Japanese buffet in Zensho, a Japanese restaurant along Tomas Morato which is near my home. We arrived at Zensho around … Continue reading Zensho: A Sumptuous Spectacle

Growing Up “Ugly”: Afterthoughts & Musings on Wicked the Musical

This weekend, I happened to watch Wicked: The Musical live here in Manila. It was a beautiful spectacle of pure talent,  grace and exquisite music. Defying Gravity,  anyone?  It was one of the most-loved musicals in Broadway and to watch it here live in Manila was a dream come true. I cannot help myself but … Continue reading Growing Up “Ugly”: Afterthoughts & Musings on Wicked the Musical

Manila Creamery: A Smorgasbord of Flavors

Virginia Woolf once said that, "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." This is especially true for me as I am passionately, truly, inexplicably in love with food since the day I was born. Sweets are my greatest weakness. After all who would say no to food in all … Continue reading Manila Creamery: A Smorgasbord of Flavors

My mom, my Miss Universe

It is Miss Universe season once again! The most beautiful ladies around the world have come to my home city - Manila,  Philippines - for a celebration of beauty,  wit and grace. And as usual, people have their own picks on who will win the coveted crown. In fact,  social media is abuzz with words … Continue reading My mom, my Miss Universe

Nikkei: A Peruvian-Japanese Feast

Friday is probably my favorite day of the week. It is a sweet escape after a grueling work week, a chance to catch up with family & friends, and a time to unwind. But Fridays are not always fun, especially here in Manila. Friday traffic is the worst.  I remember getting stuck in EDSA for … Continue reading Nikkei: A Peruvian-Japanese Feast