175 – On A Retrospective: Makansutra Hawkers, SM Megamall

(AUTHOR'S NOTE: This establishment is already defunct; thus, its original address was never indicated in this entry.) The island nation of Singapore is known for its diverse cuisine, influenced by the different cultures making up its society. From laksa and Hainanese chicken rice, fish head curry and roti canai, to chendol and teh tarik—the Lion … Continue reading 175 – On A Retrospective: Makansutra Hawkers, SM Megamall

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174 – On Closures And Consistency: CoCo Ichibanya, Eastwood Mall

I have seen a lot of establishments in Eastwood Mall open and close – from my initial stint in 2012 up until my return in 2017. A lot of restaurants and retail shops set up shop here, only to shutter after two or three years in business. Closures here can either be caused by the … Continue reading 174 – On Closures And Consistency: CoCo Ichibanya, Eastwood Mall

173 – On Catching Up For October And November

Now that November is here, we ought to kick away the dust accumulating at this joint. I'm getting my writing groove back after the three-of-a-kind update last August and some insights during September.  The months of October and November mark the tradition of remembering relatives who have passed away. Dia de los Muertos (Day of … Continue reading 173 – On Catching Up For October And November

172 – On Mad Men And The Madder Scramble (Reflections On Four Years, Part 2)

Here's the second part of my reflections about blogging. Read on! I remember complaining about the lack of engagement in this blog around this same time last year. However, everything became clear to me now: there are a few solid reasons why marketing companies, public relations outfits, and advertising agencies stay away from this blog. … Continue reading 172 – On Mad Men And The Madder Scramble (Reflections On Four Years, Part 2)

171 – On Bots And Thots On The Gram (Reflections On Four Years, Part 1)

And just like that, time flies fast. I haven't noticed it at all – it has been four years since I started The Monching's Guide. I've encountered a few problems this year such as the loss of a smartphone and laptop, but it was offset with new opportunities like traveling overseas. A lot of things … Continue reading 171 – On Bots And Thots On The Gram (Reflections On Four Years, Part 1)