December 4, 2017

What’s New: From Kko Kko to Coco

  The newest concept in food parks: The Yard Street Food Cinema   I started this week by doing something that scares me: meet strangers. I’ve been getting invitations from a guy named Aldous, who turns out to be some ringleader of bloggers that gets people together for events. As a freelancer, my schedules are fluid and I had been unable to join his group until this Monday. It was a chance to check out the latest in the food park industry: dining with an open cinema.    Movies were projected one after the other on the large screen I immediately […]
November 22, 2015

The Catch-Up Storybook: November Food

It’s been two weeks since my last post, and I’ve been at a loss for words over the amount of life I’ve been living. This month, I visited an art fair, celebrated Sandwich Day, attended a brunch party, tried new dishes and/or restaurants, styled another product shoot for the holidays, became a godmother for the fifth time, took a tap dance refresher and learned a new routine, hoarded Mario Kart toys, memorised lines for a corporate musical, and spent time at my best friend’s going-away garage sale. In my previous blog, I used post “storybooks,” especially when photos could tell the stories   […]
September 14, 2015

Family Friends

Is the concept of a “family friend” one of those Filipino-isms? I don’t think I’ve ever heard any other nationality use this exact phrase as we do, oftentimes as modifiers instead of nouns. Others say, “she’s a friend of the family,” but we say, “she’s a family friend.” There is also a connotation that the relationship is much deeper than others: a family friend is someone you roll deep with, possibly spent endless summers with when you were younger; and no matter how far life has stretched your band of friendship, across years and miles, you just snap back together […]