Fish recipe for Lent : sinanglay


Sinanglay fish recipe from Bicol

Sinanglay is a dish normally made of tilapia and pechay (leafy greens). Its origin is the Philippines’ Bicol region which is known for the spiciness of their food and using a lot of coconut milk in their dishes. Anyway, I first saw a photo of sinanglay in Appetite magazine and proceeded to recreate it in my kitchen. I couldn’t find…

Renuzit launch at Le Jardin restaurant BGC

Shopping Etc.

Renuzit air freshener

Renuzit is America’s top-selling gel air freshener and the scents are finally available in the Philippines! To celebrate its arrival, a launch event was held at Le Jardin, the beautiful French-themed penthouse restaurant of the W building on 32nd St. Bonifacio Global City. Host for the event was the ever-gregarious Ms. Tessa Prieto who matched the garden theme of the…

New products from Marshall: the legend lives on!


Marshall speakers

Any music lover will agree that Marshall is a big name when it comes to speakers and amplifiers. I was surprised to learn that some of my favorite artists/ rock groups from those glory days of the 80s to 90s (when I was still 101% hooked on music) all used Marshall. These include Oasis, Blur, Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, Bon…

Best of Pinoy casual dining at Kuya J Restaurant


Fresh lumpia at Kuya J

Just because we now have all sorts of foreign food chains around doesn’t mean we get to ignore our culinary roots. I feel this way sometimes: when I get ‘tongue fatigue’ from slurping on so many bowls of ramen, munching on macarons and getting a headache from eating foie gras, I yearn for good old Filipino home cooking. My particular…

I survived Fitness First #PushYourLimits!

Health & Beauty

Fitness First

There was an invite for us to attend the Push Your Limits event organized by Fitness First a few weeks ago in Bonifacio High Street. I was excited to go because I really like health-related activities, even though when it comes to going to the gym… it’s really more of a case of “the flesh is willing, but the spirit…

Fish & seafood for Lent at l’entrecote BGC


Grilled Marinated Norwegian Salmon

My female buddies and I have found the perfect place to chill in Burgos Circle: it’s at the al fresco area of L’Entrecote Corner Bistro. Watching people pass by is my cheap thrill: I get to notice everyone’s sense of fashion, try to guess what they do for a living, what they’re thinking. And since this is Bonifacio Global City,…

Chef Nesi of L’Opera in March 28 class at Maya Kitchen


I’ve known L’Opera to be in the Fort for as long as I can remember. Get to know the man behind this enduring restaurant, Italian Chef Luciano Paolo Nesi as he does a cooking demonstration at The Maya Kitchen in Makati on March 28, Saturday, 9am-1pm. A native of Tuscany, a certified sommelier and WSET educator, Chef Nesi will teach…

In Southern Leyte: Tangkaan Beach

Road Adventures


I’ve been busy with local travels in line with my resolve to explore more of the islands this year. But first let me tell you about my trip to our great hometown over the weekend. Even though I grew up and studied primary school in Southern Leyte, I rarely visit because it’s such a pain to go here. Decades of…

Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Top 10 fearless forecast


It’s the time of the year again…the time when I and 10 million other gay friends in the Philippines train our eyes on a bevy of world-class beauties the Philippines has to offer Unfortunately, I will be out of town and won’t be able to watch live the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Grand Coronation Night as it unfolds this Sunday, March…

Runtastic devices now available on Lazada

Shopping Etc. Technews

I have to admit the concept of wearable devices are still alien to me. But this is certainly not the case for active people who carry the smart gear around to track whatever it is they are doing. And for the fitness buffs, there’s some good news because those in-demand Runtastic products will be available at starting today! Spotted:…

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