302 – The Monching Walks: Black Friday, 26 November 2021

There's a lot to be thankful for, even though Thanksgiving has come and gone and Americans have consumed the last part of the turkeys they feasted on. I'm thankful for the US-based bosses at my current workplace giving us Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 off to correspond with Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I wouldn't be … Continue reading 302 – The Monching Walks: Black Friday, 26 November 2021

283 – On A Greek Summer Meal

(From left to right)Mahi-Mahi Souvlaki: Skewered mahi-mahi cubes, tomatoes, peppers, and onions served with homemade pita bread, garlic yogurt and side saladCyma Lemonade: Cyma's signature lemonade with lemon slicesYemista: Rice, pine nuts, and sultanas stuffed in a green bell pepper served alongside a braised potato (Taken at Cyma Greek Taverna, Eastwood Mall)

278 – On Washoku Wonders: Triptych 50

It’s exactly a year since the Philippines was locked down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and life has indeed returned to normal. The government initially declared the stringent enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila where I am based back in March 2020. This was eventually downgraded to the less strict general community quarantine … Continue reading 278 – On Washoku Wonders: Triptych 50

270 – On Pandemic Breakfasts: UCC Park Café, Eastwood Mall

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Updating this one with a rather optimistic tone, as the joint just provided a positive development. While it closed down its old location at the Eastwood 1880 building in November 2021 – with Casa Reyes Bistro taking its place – it has since reopened at a new location within Eastwood City. UCC Park Cafe … Continue reading 270 – On Pandemic Breakfasts: UCC Park Café, Eastwood Mall