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Pastry review: Ensaymada x Casa Ensaimada

So a box of Casa Ensaimada was delivered to my place. I rejoiced!     Why? Because I recall the first time I had a taste of this ensaymada was love at first bite. I remember quite vividly how the this pasty’s bread bore the bakery-of-the-past recipe, that crumbly consistency. It brought back fond memories of Kinoguitan in Misamis Oriental, where the Iluste cousins vacation in summer, and during...

May 2017 musings: Lessons from mother’s Martial Law

May isn’t over yet and mothers still rule the month (and the whole year), in her household, at least. I still remember how Patria (I call my mom by her first name when I tease her. She’s in heaven now), runs our home: On weekends: Tayo na at mag-linis ng bahay. Ano ka senyorito? On Sunday mornings: Gising! Inumaga ka ng uwi, disco-disco ka magdamag pero hindi ka makapagsimba ng isang oras? Those are just a couple...

April 2017 musings: summer in the city & beyond

Summer heat is upon us, but luckily we have the occasional rains to cool the nights. The flash flooding though is another story. Across town, everybody is in the season’s “laag” mood with the beach, the mountains and the malls as the most popular destinations. These three spots are even made more alluring by Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS).     With the entire Davao region participating in making this part of...

My Easter eggs are in Davao’s best desserts

The hunt for Easter eggs is on. In different venues across the city, kids (actually the yayas) are on a mad rush to hunt and fill baskets with as much eggs as they can. After all, each egg equates to a prize and the more prizes mean happier kid. No yaya wants their alaga to have less than the other kids for fear that the meek mogwai can very well turn into a gremlin. I can clearly recall how one yaya was able to...

PAL linking more domestic destinations

    The flag carrier is feeding our wanderlust and giving us more reasons to pack our bags and hop on the next plane to our bucket listed destinations. In 2016 Philippine Airlines launched four new international flights (Kuwait, Jeddah, Doha, Saipan), opened new routes (Cebu-Singapore, Cebu-Los Angeles, Manila-Taipei-Osaka, Cebu-Caticlan-Clark) and increased flight frequencies (Manila-Los Angeles—twice...
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