Who would’ve known that ube could be used in so many dishes and in so many unusual ways? Some of you probably know this and aren’t surprised, but I sure as hell didn’t.
I love ube! A lot! But I’ve only learned to enjoy it in the most common and typical of ways. You can pretty much imagine my pleasant surprise when I discovered the various ways that ube can be prepared and enjoyed when I recently flew to Bohol to attend their Ubi Festival 2016.
Bohol is probably the province I frequented the most last year, totalling to about 5 trips. And during all those visits, never was I told that Ubi (this is how Boholanos say “ube”) was such an important crop in this place. So much so that Bohol celebrates the Ubi Festival annually.
The Ubi Festival is held every year to give importance to the crop that feeds Bohol and other parts of the Philippines. Giving it the value and recognition it deserves is a testament to the tremendous love Boholanos have for ubi.
Have you already made plans for Valentine’s? If your plans aren’t set in stone yet, you’re gonna want to know what NIU by Vikings has in store for lovebirds celebrating the season of hearts.
I recently sampled the spectacular menu prepared for Valentine’s at NIU by Vikings which they will be offering to guests for a very limited time.
Valentine’s at NIU by Vikings is the perfect way to impress your special someone and set the mood for loooooove. Hahaha! But seriously, these dishes are incredible.
I encourage you to read on until the very end because I have a really cool Valentine’s surprise for you guys down below.
Everyone’s favorite all day breakfast place, IHOP Philippines, is kicking off their 3rd Year Anniversary Celebrations with a bang with their Php25 Pancake Promotion as their way of thanking the Filipinos for their loyal patronage since they opened their doors back in 2013!
Enjoy IHOP’s world famous Buttermilk Pancakes using IHOP’s 58 year old proprietary recipe. Their iconic, signature Buttermilk Pancakes for dine-in only at all IHOP Philippines branches from February 8 to 12, 2016. Multiple orders of their Buttermilk Pancakes during your visit are more than welcome!
Responsible and ethical journalism. This is something that is often talked about within the industries of social and traditional media. It simply means that as a journalist – whether online, on air, or on print – there is always a responsibility and a duty to make sure that whatever information is being let out in public is factual and true. This holds true regardless if you are writing about current events or simply stating a personal opinion.
In an ideal world, bloggers would strictly abide by this important tenet – not only because one cares for his/her integrity but also because it is the right thing to do. Readers deserve accurate reporting.
Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. Far from it, sad to say. And as much as most of us who own and maintain blogs strive hard to uplift the image and integrity of the blogging community, there remains a significant number of irresponsible jerks who write with reckless abandon and with no sense of responsibility – all for the sake of being controversial and coming out with the juiciest news first.
Sleeplessness or lack of sleep. Whichever of these two keeps you company at night, the negative effects to one’s body are the same such as advanced ageing and a weak immune system.
In my line of work, whether blogging until the wee hours of the morning, staying up from morning till next morning for a taping of a TV series episode, or traveling locally or out of the country with a tight itinerary, lack of sleep is a common (and very frequent) thing.
And as much as regular exercise and having an active lifestyle is important, it is critical to have enough sleep as well.
As much as I’d like to get ample rest in order to recover from a stressful and hectic day, sometimes that just isn’t possible. I’m sure a lot of you can relate – especially those who work late nights employed at call centers or BPOs. Some of you have probably even resorted to snacking on junk food and coffee, or worse, smoking, during the very late hours just to stay awake and alert.
Here’s the thing… I found out that the body’s immune system undergoes a natural cycle of rest and repair from 10pm-3am. This corresponds to the natural sleeping hours of the day. However, the nature of my work and probably yours, too, does not allow for much rest during these hours.
It doesn’t take a genius to know that a weak immune system easily leads to sickness.
Health & Fitness
Everybody knows Mario’s. It is one of the very few restaurants in the country that have stood the test of time and perhaps one of the more prominent establishments frequented by people, young and old, who know good food. I was recently at the Tomas Morato branch of Mario’s and had the opportunity to enjoy their […]
Last night, during the “Thor: The Dark World” movie screening by Nuffnang & Globe Telecom at Resorts World, my family and I went to Stackers Burger Cafe to have a quick dinner. Naturally, since they had a photo-heavy menu, our orders were based on the images of the food shown on it. Friends and family […]
UPDATE: Check out my rare opportunity to be with Ms. Patti Austin during her band practice (interview and rehearsal) here in Manila the night before her concert. Pics and video. Click here. If you spent most of your childhood years in the late ’70s and early ’80s like me, it would be impossible for you […]
You’re probably familiar with Conway’s Bar inside Makati Shangrila. Well, they’re saying “farewell” after a good 20 years of music and memories. Together with a few good friends from Nuffnang, we dropped by to have some fun and say “so long”. T’was a good run, Conway’s! Cheers!