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Nature's Original Kapeng Barako and Vegetarian Food Shop

Ever since I could remember, whenever my family (or friends) would go to Tagaytay, I would always notice this quaint shop along the highway of Silang, making a mental note to visit it the next time I'm in the vicinity. I'm sure if you're a long time resident of Cavite, you have seen th…

RUB Ribs and BBQ Kapitolyo

RUB Ribs and BBQ is indeed a hidden treasure in Kapitolyo. It's almost disguised as, one would assume, an office space along East Capitol drive, save for the little signage that you'd definitely miss if you're not looking high enough. Don't worry though, Google Maps would point you …

Hi! I'm Trish and I'm an introvert.

Imagine someone introduced his/herself to you this way. How would you react?
I found this engaging comic strip shared on social media about introverts. Some blogs call it the "Introversion Bubble." In the world we live in today, there's just a constant need for labels... basically, f…

Juju Eats

With every turn of a new year, one of the most heard of resolution is having a healthier lifestyle. But let's admit it: At this age of everything fast-paced and can be delivered right at your doorstep (pair it with, at least in my case, slower metabolism and a graveyard shift working schedule)…

Tuguegarao Grub: Jomar's Special Batil Patung and Barako Boy Cafe

So what's in Tuguegarao that we decided it would be the place for our first travel in 2015? Two words: Palaui Island. Well, Palaui isn't actually located in Tuguegarao but in Sta. Ana; the only airport in Cagayan Valley is in Tuguegarao. Palaui Island was used twice as the filming location…

Weekend Movies #5

I made this top 20 list of movies that are worth checking out around the same time last year, and I realized that I've managed to watch 14 out of that list. Yay for me! Some of the movies I've included in this week's Weekend Movies are on that list, and there's a couple that had qu…

A Matter of Time

Do you ever get that nauseating feeling when you're looking forward to a certain thing happening but you also equally dread the emotions that will come crashing the moment it ends? Today is one of those days.
I am beyond reason. I don't have any solid arguments or points to raise, or basic…

The Lazy Girl Tries To Cook: One-Pan Crispy Bacon and Roasted Asparagus with Baked Eggs

I've always loved a great, hearty breakfast. Growing up, I've been used to including bread or rice (specifically garlic rice) to my early morning meals, whatever dish is served; and that rice always seemed to make eating more satisfying. But since last year, I've been trying to consist…

Camiguin 2014: White Island


(Note: The actual trip happened last September. Around November to December last year was the time my lack of interest to blog was at its pinnacle, so I was not able to write anything after what happened to our first day in Camiguin. I thought it would be such a crime to not write about it here as surely, I would like to look back at it one day because you know, sometimes, photos just don't suffice.)

We started our second day in Camiguin early for our trip to White Island. If there's one thing that you should not pass up while in Camiguin, it's absolutely going to this beautiful, naked sand bar.

Ian intentionally booked us at July's Haven Seaside Lodge, which required a bit of travel from the port, so it would be more convenient and faster for us to reach White Island. We rented a boat to take us to the sand bar for PhP ~500 and there's also some sort of 'entrance' fee of PhP 20. It took us just less than 10 minutes to get to the place!


We were greeted by the crystal clear blue green water lapping the C-shaped powder paradise. Everything about this place is just beautiful, it takes your breath away. We arrived around 8 in the morning and there were not much people on the island. We actually found a perfect spot away from the crowd so we could take photos without people passing by! Haha. We had the Mount Hibok-Hibok, Tres Marias and Mount Vulcan as backdrop for our photos!

Happy feet!

Sagada 2014: Ysagada Downtown Bistro

Sagada, I gathered, after our year-end trip there, was one of those places brimming with spots where you can eat. (Well, I also learned that that really depends on the time you visit.) Last December, I was lucky to spend a few days there with a bunch of my friends to attend the annual Sagada Bonfi…

Loops & Links: Spilled Ink

Today's Loops & Links will be a little bit different. It's not a random list of clickables that I found in the world wide web that's funny or weird, but I'm sharing a couple of blogs (pictured are my favorite works per author) that I've been following for some time now. Thes…

The Liebster Award

I just found out late last month that my blog was nominated for The Liebster Award by Aneth and Sara (my deepest gratitude to you, girls!) They both listed 10 questions, mostly related to blogging.

I've been on this platform for quite some time now and this is the first time I received an award…

Favorite Things #28

1. My favorite food find last month: Breakfast at Antonio's Reuben sandwich. It's got slices of housemade corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and onions, drizzled with Russian dressing, with potato wedges on the side that came with a delicious curry ketchup dip. Lip smacking-ly good.
2. …

Love is so short, forgetting so long: A Playlist

"And I will remember your small room, the feel of you, the light in the window, your records, your books, our morning coffee, our noons, our nights, our bodies spilled together, sleeping.  The tiny flowing currents, immediate and forever. Your leg, my leg  your arm, my arm  your smile and the warmth o…

Quick Bites: Ilocos 2014

Happy New Year, everyone! Before the first month of the year goes full blast, let me just post the entries that have been hanging out in my Drafts folder for too long. I've been MIA from this blog for more than a month, I decided that the turn of the year would be a great chance to try to get m…
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