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Your No-Fail, No-Brainer Pasalubong: BongBong’s Piyaya and More!

by Daisy Rose Ann Tercenio, Foodfindsasia.com | Ever wondered how superb products could be if they have been perfected for 30 years? BongBong’s has been producing Bacolod’s finest delicacies for 30 years now. If there is anything else this product could be improved on, well, they can touch the packaging but when it comes to recipes? No way. They are all ...

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Picnic and Family Time at Don Limone in Tagaytay. Always a Good Idea!

by Lizette Barretto-Gueco, via FoodfindsAsia.com | Is it just me and my hormones or is it becoming unbearably hot in Manila? Any idea of bringing down your body temperature is always a welcome one. Taking in a refreshing drink or submerging yourself in your swimming pool or bathtub, usually does the trick but only momentarily.  You want something that will ...

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Bake and Brew Cafe — The ‘Little Gem’ of Better Living

by Anton Padua, SouthOfMetro.com | It was Edna’s passion for baking that led to the birth of Bake & Brew Café. It is a neighbourhood coffee shop located at 24E Saudi Arabia Street, Better Living Subdivision, Paranaque City. When Edna and I had the opportunity to make things happen, our young leaders from our Catholic renewal community who are interior ...

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Revisiting That Trip to Casa San Pablo

by Homerun Nievera, SouthOfMetro.com | What an excuse to get away. It was the summer of 2010 and Manila’s Friendster.com team went on a team-building activity in Casa San Pablo, San Pablo City in Laguna. I took my Sweetie along for the trip. Well, I needed help in case the kids (the Friendster team, that is) went rowdy and needed a ...

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Heavenly Match: When You Add Liquor to Coffee

by Lizette Barretto-Gueco, via FoodfindsAsia.com | Coffee has been a feel good beverage since time immemorial. Alcohol, (as I’m sure we can all relate), can also give a certain happy buzz, even when taken in moderation. So someone, somewhere, sometime, thought that putting them together might make it “The Bomb Diggity!” And it surely is! In ancient history, when coffee ...

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The Lighthouse at Cape Santiago in Calatagan

By Homerun Nievera | It was during my 5th grade in Don Bosco Makati did I first encounter the Lighthouse in Calatagan, Batangas. I was then a member of our school’s Junior Aspirants’ Club which was known as a stepping stone to the priesthood. We had a field trip to Calatagan and in one of our walks on the beach, ...

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Discovering Costa De Oro in Nasugbu Batangas

by Homerun Nievera, SouthOfMetro.com | Hidden from the usual beach routes is Costa De Oro.  Located in Barangay Natipuan, Nasugbu, Batangas, this once private resort is not accessible by land but by a 20-30 minute banca ride. It’s the same area where the rich and famous have their rest houses in this part of Batangas. The houses dot the coastline ...

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