Chilling in the city: Top 5 picks at ‘Mercato Centrale’

Need a quick escape from the busy city life? Head over to Mercato Centrale BGC for some late night chill.


Island indulgence: A summer getaway at Hermana Menor

With Boracay temporarily closing for rehabilitation, people have to look for another place to go to this summer. Fear not, here’s my recommendation: Hermana Menor Island in Santa Cruz, Zambales which boasts of its ivory sand, and crystal waters.

Work, work, go away: chilling at Eagle Point Resort

Stress has reigned in the atmosphere at work for so long. Laboratory activities and paper works have been piling up non-stop. All of us obviously needed a breather. Hence, our team building activity has become one of the most highly anticipated events in our department. This year, we had the great opportunity to hold it at Eagle Point Resort in Mabini, Batangas from August 2 to 4, 2017.

Santa Cruz goes Riverdale

Once, I was browsing through my Facebook news feed and chanced upon a photo of a popular convenience store at night. The image had striking, surreal tones, ranging from aqua to red violet. Later on, I found out that the shot was inspired by the hit TV series Riverdale [which I have not started to watch yet]. Encouraged by the picture, I decided to try recreating it in my hometown, Santa Cruz, Zambales.

Spontaneous Summer Splash: A Saturday at Dawal

The heat of summer is now on. It is so hot that even a shower would not do. I needed something more – a day at the beach, perhaps. Fortunately, with the recent long weekend holiday, I was able to go home and get myself a quick splash at Dawal Beach Resort, Candelaria, Zambales on 15 April 2017.

A ‘Prusisyon ng Santo Bangkay’ and its starrers

During Good Friday, Filipino Catholics hold the procession of Christ’s remains in an ornate casket, together with key personalities present during His Passion. For years, I have wondered who many of them where, and why they were included in this Lenten ritual. I did some research to answer my own inquiries, and here are my discoveries, coupled with some of my Catholic knowledge.