I Think You Need a Moss Ball

I love sharing my growing collection of houseplants with my friends. At this point, I’ve given away a snake plant, some air plants, and a handful of aloe veras, all of which grew from one “mother” plant. One of the questions I get quite often are “What’s a plant that I can’t kill?” There’s no shame in admitting it – caring for houseplants isn’t for … Continue reading I Think You Need a Moss Ball

Grumpy Joe’s Must-Tries, All in One Go

The first time I dined at Grumpy Joe, it was a newly opened, hole-in-the-wall place with a respectable ten-or-so tables. That was about eight years ago. Grumpy Joe as we know it today has grown remarkably, now with two large branches plus a third in La Union. Amid many changes (Their original branch along Leonard Wood has since shut down) the vibe hasn’t changed. Grumpy … Continue reading Grumpy Joe’s Must-Tries, All in One Go

Seollem Cafe serves Korean Food, Drinks, and Aesthetics

Sometimes I look back at that first lockdown back in March of 2020, and I know I’m not alone in having binge watched Crash Landing on You. I don’t drink coffee, so I never got on the dalgona bandwagon, but the K-drama series offered a bit of comfort and levity in a scary time. CLOY fans will be thrilled to discover Seollem Cafe – a … Continue reading Seollem Cafe serves Korean Food, Drinks, and Aesthetics

Even More Sweets in Baguio

If you’re like me, you always have room for dessert. Lucky for us, some of the best restaurants in Baguio offer sweet endings in the form of pastries, cakes, and other sugary delights. Here are some of my favorites so far: Canto is probably best known for their Lomo Ribs – and for good reason! But don’t miss out on their other offerings. I’m a … Continue reading Even More Sweets in Baguio

Get Your Next Lobster Dinner from Shrimp Pirate

I wrote about The Shrimp Pirate a few months back in my Calle Uno Food Hub post. We chowed down on their shrimp and mussel rice meals with just the right cajun kick to wake up your senses. The airy (and therefore safer than indoor) dining experience is great, but sometimes, it’s better to keep the party at home. At-home gatherings can still be plenty … Continue reading Get Your Next Lobster Dinner from Shrimp Pirate

Tempting Treats from The Cookie Box Baguio

When it comes to food for celebrations, we all love a good cake. But there’s nothing wrong with straying from tradition once in a while. One of my favorite alternatives (that still satisfies the sugar craving) is cookies. Cookies don’t require a plate for each serving, and it’s easy to get a variety of flavors to try in one go. In fact, that’s exactly what … Continue reading Tempting Treats from The Cookie Box Baguio

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