Adobo Beach

Urban settlers take a short weekend vacation out of the city. They would usually take off to an island beach resort or trek to a mountainous region. You’re either a beach person or a mountain person. I am definitely a beach person. I’d rather go deep, than climb to the top. To seek depth toContinue reading “Adobo Beach”

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Fresh and Simple in Easter

Easter Sunday is a celebration of what is new. This is actually the reason why our “Sabbath” is Sunday. The Jews celebrate the Sabbath on a Saturday. Since Jesus resurrected on a Sunday, Sunday became our Sabbaths. St. Paul says that the resurrection of Jesus is a new creation. What right do we have toContinue reading “Fresh and Simple in Easter”

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Holy Thursday Noodles

We eat to live. Everything that we taste has a greater effect on our well-being and the health of others. It is therefore not a surprise that our Lord used the image of food in spreading the Good News. Bread and wine takes center stage on Holy Thursday in the commemoration of the Institution ofContinue reading “Holy Thursday Noodles”

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Food and Destinations

On the holiest of weeks, we think of one thing: our destinations. Major terminals and airports teem with travelers. Most of them excited to return to their hometowns to spend the Semana Santa with their families. It is a time when faith and family are intertwined. The sleepy town of Camalig in the province ofContinue reading “Food and Destinations”

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Homage to a Favorite Cafe

Cafe by the Ruins in Baguio City never loses its charm on me. This is one cafe I will never think of divorcing from. Here one falls in love with local history and with the Northern region itself. The cafe is built in the ruins of the house of Phelps Whitmarsh, the first governor ofContinue reading “Homage to a Favorite Cafe”

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To Dads: Become Steamy Hot in the Kitchen

Note: My Father’s Day feature. Here is great news: the macho image is slowly being eroded by men who share the chores at home. Studies show that as women eke out a living, their husbands all the more share domestic duties. And the better news? They do it not begrudgingly, but willingly. They understand theContinue reading “To Dads: Become Steamy Hot in the Kitchen”

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