Tips When Playing Host to Visiting Family and Friends

Over the holidays, I played host to family and friends who flew in from all over.  My relatives just recently flew back home to Toronto and Los Angeles, but I also helped out some friends with their own balikbayan challenges. This situation isn’t new to me.  Plus given the fact that I now stay in […]

My 2010 Halloween Horror Movie Playlist

Hello everyone.  How was Halloween for you all this year? Here in the Philippines, in addition to Halloween (on Oct 31), we also have All Saints Day on November 1 and All Souls Day on November 2– so as everyone troops to the cemeteries to light a candle and remember the dearly departed, the city […]

Song of the Year 2009: “Nobody” by The Wonder Girls

singing and dancing to Korean pop with Renzie Baluyut. It’s undeniable.  “Nobody” by The Wonder Girls is everywhere. See, it’s Christmas party season in the Philippines, and it’s customary for offices and schools and groups of friends everywhere to have real festive Christmas parties, involving lots of food, gift-giving, as well as singing and dancing. […]

Ten Tips For Those Grimacing in Gout

Share This Post: helping all our gout-struck friends out there with ten useful tips, with Renzie Baluyut. Having gout is no laughing matter.  I have gout myself, which means an occasional flare-up every several months, if I’m careless. For those of you who have no idea what gout is, it’s actually a form of arthritis, […]

Traveling On a Budget: Get Airfare For Less

notes on cost-friendly travel, with Renzie Baluyut. Traveling is great.  In fact, almost everyone wants to go around the world, do some sightseeing, and soak up on some culture just by doing so. Jetting all over the world, however, is a rather costly endeavor.  Most of us do have to worry about staying within a […]

10 Things I’ve Missed About The Philippines

appreciating Metro Manila and the Philippines, with Renzie Baluyut. It’s been more than a month since I flew in from Los Angeles, and if anything, my being away for an extended period of time has made me appreciate a lot things in the Philippines even more. Sure I wrote about this last year, so I […]

Making Better Meat Sauce

meat sauce makes everything so much better, with Renzie Baluyut. For just about any dude who’s living solo, cooking skills are very important.  We try to cover as much as we can on this blog, so let’s move on to today’s topic: making better meat sauce. It’s easy to just grab a pack of ground […]