All Access to BLOQ’s Independence Day Roof Deck Party

I don’t know why but I just love it when I’m at the top of a skyscraper. I guess because it generates the feeling of being “The King of the World”, like what Jack and Rose experienced aboard the Titanic. Or maybe I just love seeing the 360 degree view, watching miniature versions of people…

3 Reasons Why You Should Skip Canyoneering in Cebu

Yes, you read it right. You might have heard about it from your workmates, caught a glimpse of some celebrity promoting it on their travel show or probably saw some stunning nature shots on Facebook. And now you’re on Google looking for articles that would further convince you to buy that plane ticket to Cebu….

Why I’m Not Vegetarian

I guess I’m just paying my respects to my ancestors, the Homo Sapiens, who clawed their way up on top of the food chain to save the entire human race from absolute extinction. No offense to the vegetarians, but evolution has taught my tiny little brain a particular set of hunting skills, skills way beyond…

5 Reasons Why I Hate Sugbo Mercado

A gathering of Cebu’s next food entrepreneurs in three strategic locations, where East meets West when we speak of culinary offerings, a gastronomic destination which has indeed become a favorite among Cebuanos and visiting tourists, so what’s not to like? Here are five reasons why I hate Sugbo Mercado: It’s far from where I live…

My Most Unforgettable Birthday Yet

The day before my birthday, I decide to go on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Aloguinsan. Why? I saw a post on Facebook about Hermit’s Cove and it was stunning. It was a secluded white sand beach with a picture-perfect view. So I brought my ‘borrowed and hopefully will never return’ tent and rode a bus…

That Time I Ruined A Picture-Perfect Moment

Yes, that’s me, About to fall face-first on that slippery concrete. How embarrassing would be the headline on the news the next day if I indeed breathed my last breath. There sure are better ways to go, like a Lamborghini car crash or a skydiving accident. Well at least nobody could deny the fact that…

Why Shabu-Shabu is Bad for You

I’m now addicted to shabu-shabu. This is something that I really needed to confess. It’s not my fault. A friend pushed me to try it and I tasted it nonetheless. I was not alone in this crime. Four Japanese nationals and four locals were with me that time. It’s the same one they make in…

That Time I Pretended To Be A College Professor

At the signal of the bell, I entered the class on the fifth floor, calmly collected myself with a poker face, faced the entire class and decided to put my stuff on the teacher’s table. As with our other classes, I started off by asking somebody in the class to lead the prayer. Then I…

A Hot Volcanic Rock Touched My Skin And I Survived

Yes, you read it right. If I were dead, future me would not be writing this sentence at this very moment. Want to know how I survived? Let’s go back seven hours earlier when I boarded off a 24G multicab just right across Oakridge Business Park in A.S. Fortuna Banilad. Scanning the area, I couldn’t…

Kindness of Strangers: Tikdong of Kawasan Falls

After spending the night in a tent at Lambug beach in Badian, I went to Kawasan Falls. It was a random decision since I wanted to dive into the cold water after a sunny and salty day at the beach. I also thought of the possibility of spending the night, also in a tent, in…

15 Reasons Why a Food Trip in Cebu is A Bad Idea

You’re planning to head over to Cebu for a taste of what the Queen City of the South has to offer. Whatever it is that got you convinced to buy a last-minute plane ticket to this particular destination in the Philippines, I’m telling you in advance that it’s not worth it. Here are fifteen reasons…

Would you name your kid ‘Tiger Woods’?

Back in 2013, a man in Singapore, Batman bin Suparman (“Batman son of Suparman”), has been jailed for criminal charges. Quite ironic for a superhero name, isn’t it? What does Moe Lester, Mike Litoris, Dat Ho, BJ Cummings, Harry Baals, Ben Dover and Beezow Doo-Doo Zopitty Bop-Bop have in common? Guess that’s a bit obvious,…