Writer dreams and a must-not-miss creative writing workshop

Writing Workshop by Randy Bustamante

I’ve always wanted to be a writer, even before meeting my girlhood heroine Jo March in the pages of Little Women. Perhaps the idea of storytelling as a profession isn’t so farfetched these days, but back when I was about to enter college, “writer” was equivalent to “starving artist,” and […] Read more »

Ramen Daisho

Miso Chashu Ramen

Last Saturday, my in-laws were visiting us at home. Although we invited them to have lunch with us, they declined as my father-in-law said he had a hankering for ramen. As I had been hearing good things about the new ramen restaurant nearby called Ramen Daisho, I volunteered to take […] Read more »

Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Dinner at Yurakuen

Joh. Jos. Prüm Kabinett 2011, Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett 2011, Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett 2008, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett 2007 and Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2009

In the midst of the Christmas rush, I got a call from Premium Wine Exchange regarding the possibility of organizing a dinner around the wines of Joh. Jos. Prüm for the International Wine and Food Society Philippines Branch. The President of the largest German wine export firm, Mr. Wilhelm Steifensand […] Read more »

Cook Out to Help Out Part 2!

Typhoon Haiyan

If you missed the first Cook Out to Help Out last November at Power Plant Mall, here’s another chance to help Typhoon Haiyan victims by simply enjoying a yummy meal this weekend! (You gotta eat anyway, right? Might as well chow down for a good cause!) Spearheaded by Alex Lichaytoo […] Read more »

Radiant Orchid: Color of the year!

Harlan + Holden

I know a lot of people groaned audibly when Pantone declared Radiant Orchid as the color of 2014, but I’m secretly thrilled. It’s such a pretty, feminine shade, but make no mistake—this pinkish-purple hue is no wallflower. Rather, I think women who chose to wear variations of this regal shade […] Read more »

Brew Your Best Year!

Brew Your Best Year

It’s never too late to envision a happy, pretty future. So we’re halfway into the first month of the year, and everyone’s probably set their resolutions already. However, I believe it’s never too late to set new goals and to redirect your path to whatever’s right for you. Last weekend, […] Read more »

Fine Japanese Food in Legazpi Village – Rikuseki – An

Japanese Cod

Having Keiichi in town for the holidays meant we needed to do some serious eating and drinking as he isn’t in Manila too often. Although he just came from Tokyo, he thought that a visit to one of his favorite restaurants for some Japanese food would be a good idea […] Read more »