The Long Road Home, part 2

In my previous blog, I talked about how we secured the requirements to leave Pasig City (and Metro Manila) under General Community Quarantine. We applied for entry into Baguio after the Pasig City Hall emailed us our documents (health certificate and travel authority). Once you have yours, you can sign up at the City Government of Baguio website to learn more about the requirements and … Continue reading The Long Road Home, part 2

The Long Road Home, part 1

I had always planned to return to Baguio after getting my master’s degree. Along with the looming expiration of our contract with our Pasig landlady, the COVID-19 pandemic put that plan on fast-forward. Partly due to the change of status back and forth from GCQ to ECQ to MECQ in Metro Manila, there was an overwhelming amount of information online, some of which was incomplete … Continue reading The Long Road Home, part 1

Objects of My Ingestion, Pasig quarantine edition

Enhanced community quarantine started March 16 in Luzon, forcing most restaurants to either temporarily shut down or open only for pick-up and delivery. Unfortunately, this meant a significant loss for not just established restaurants but small businesses as well. Many of them turned to social media and ramped up their posting to entice more customers. These are some of the treats we found through social … Continue reading Objects of My Ingestion, Pasig quarantine edition

Pancakes for All Your Cravings at Pi Breakfast & Pies

Once in a while, I get an extremely specific, can’t-be-ignored kind of craving. And sometimes, that craving is for pancakes. I got exactly what I needed at Pi Breakfast & Pies. The branch along Malingap Street (in the Maginhawa area) is one of three. It’s right next to Pino Restobar, across from Malingap Central Food Hall. There’s ample seating inside for you and all of … Continue reading Pancakes for All Your Cravings at Pi Breakfast & Pies

Heavy Meals for Hungry People at Meat Yard

Meat Yard is a casual dining joint that boasts “Traditional Comfort Food”. They prepare all of their food fresh, so anticipate a bit of a wait when you eat there. Meat Yard is set up in a way that makes the most of limited space. Their sleek, simple interiors frame a decent amount of seating, including a long table by the window for solo diners … Continue reading Heavy Meals for Hungry People at Meat Yard