Final Girl: The Perfection

In the latest episode of Final Girl, we take a deep dive into the scary, sexy psychological thriller The Perfection. Plot twists abound, all set to an odd but somehow appropriate combination of classical scoring and rap tunes. I won’t give too much away, as you really need to see the movie to appreciate it. Once you’ve done that, you can listen to the episode … Continue reading Final Girl: The Perfection

Breaking Down Feminism and Feminists on The Scale of It All

In my seven years of working in broadcasting, I had the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life. Radio attracts a variety of folks, some of whom aspired to be disc jockeys since childhood, others who “fell into” the profession on a whim, or out of curiosity. When I met Josh – a trainee at the station in Baguio at the time … Continue reading Breaking Down Feminism and Feminists on The Scale of It All

A Summer Mandeko Kito Haul

The third Mandeko Kito took place on the grounds of Berkeley School, in the searing summer heat. Well, as “searing” as Baguio gets, at least. People who love crafts (and food) came together to offer their made-with-love products to like-minded buyers, and the buyers came through. I came away with just a few things, but also with a handful of new small businesses to look … Continue reading A Summer Mandeko Kito Haul

Gypsy Baguio is a Place for Celebrations

It’s here – a long overdue birthday post! I turned 28 this year, and all I wanted was to eat good food and forget about work and school for a while. I was lucky to be able to do exactly that…mostly. Comprehensive exams were right around the corner, but I decided to take a break from studying to celebrate. We were choosing from a couple … Continue reading Gypsy Baguio is a Place for Celebrations

Legit Shawarma and More at Big Brother’s Biryani Snack House

For authentic, filling Mediterranean food, we keep coming back to Big Brother’s Biryani Snack House. It’s one of Baguio’s hidden gems, tucked away on Malvar Street – out of the way from the city center, but completely worth it. Their cheese paratha is simple comfort food. It’s flaky, savory flatbread stuffed with melted cheese. The outside is just slightly crispy. The paratha is normally an … Continue reading Legit Shawarma and More at Big Brother’s Biryani Snack House

Hot Drinks and Cool Views at M&N Viewdeck Cafe

We headed down Loakan Road early in the morning for post-breakfast coffee and snacks at M&N Viewdeck Cafe. It was a long but pleasant ride coming from the city center. There’s a sharp, awkward turn entering the parking area, so if you’re the one behind the wheel, drive carefully. Although it doesn’t look that big from the outside, there are actually three different levels from … Continue reading Hot Drinks and Cool Views at M&N Viewdeck Cafe

Final Girl: The Haunting of Bly Manor

You know what’s perfectly splendid? Recording a new episode of Final Girl after a totally unplanned hiatus! In episode five, for the first time, we talk about a series instead of a movie. In particular – The Haunting of Bly Manor. We also touch on the lockdown and men’s changing relationships, both romantic and platonic. Listen to the episode here: You can also check it … Continue reading Final Girl: The Haunting of Bly Manor

Getting Our Scrambled Egg Fix at the Yolk Food Truck

If you happen to be walking around Burnham Park, getting some fresh air and sunshine or having a pandemic-safe meetup with friends, you might stumble across a light blue truck. There’s a good chance there will be a line at the window, too. When Yolk Korean Egg Sandwiches set up shop, you can bet it’s worth the wait. We saw the sandwiches on friends’ posts … Continue reading Getting Our Scrambled Egg Fix at the Yolk Food Truck

A Road Trip to Ambuklao Dam and Reservoir

In these pandemic times, many of us bemoan the strict (but necessary) limitations on domestic and international travel. But, within reason, we can still enjoy road trips as long as we follow safety precautions. We took a short-but-sweet day trip to Bokod, Benguet to check out Ambuklao Dam and the attached reservoir. Ambuklao Dam is about an hour and a half drive from Baguio via … Continue reading A Road Trip to Ambuklao Dam and Reservoir

A Seafood (and More!) Party for Two at Calle Uno Food Hub

On a Sunday when we were bound for BenCab museum, we wanted to have a late lunch date somewhere on the way – preferably somewhere we had never eaten before. The Quezon Hill area came to mind, and although we had dined at Calle Uno Food Hub before, it had been long enough that there were a handful of establishments that were new to us. … Continue reading A Seafood (and More!) Party for Two at Calle Uno Food Hub