Getting Around QC: Riding the COMET

  I had a very pleasant time riding the COMET this morning.  No, not that comet. 🙂 THIS COMET.   //photo grabbed from Get Philippines’ Facebook page   The COMET or City Optimized Managed Electric Transport is an e-vehicle designed as an alternative to the various modes of transportation in Metro Manila, particularly the jeepney. …

Third District Cafe: a new joint in town

If you’re in Quezon City and are looking for a good place to have coffee or breakfast, you might want to check out Third District Cafe. I was there recently with some friends and I was pleasantly surprised. //Just found out that the mural and signage were done by our friend, artist Buboy Canafranca.   …

PinayTraveller 45s Films:  Bagasbas Beach

PinayTraveller 45s Films: Bagasbas Beach

I miss producing and editing.  But most especially editing.  I used to be a mean video editor. I swear! But all analogue, though. Haha. Anyway, I’ve been trying to produce short travel films for the past couple of years but never had  the time. So lest I throw away all the video I’ve taken so far, I decided to do shorts. It’s also an excuse to study non-linear editing, albeit slowly.    I call the series 45s for 45-second travel videos.  Please bear with me as I learn to edit all over again. In the process, you get to see the places I’ve been to. Consider it a gift from me to you. And nobody throws away a gift someone has worked so hard for, right?

Where to Eat in Metro Manila: Marikina’s Rustic Mornings

Let me tell you about the wonderful breakfast I had recently in a charming little restaurant  called Rustic Mornings. I’ve seen photos of this restaurant  on my friends’ FB  feeds, uploaded by those who couldn’t get enough of their delicious food.  Those photos were enticing! But the real deal sealer was when my former teacher, …

A Guide to the Best Ati-Atihan Festival in the Philippines

Disclaimer:  I am from Ibajay so this post is slightly biased. 😉 The Ati-Atihan Festival is the mother of all Philippine festivals and perhaps one of the oldest in the country. Ati-Atihan originated from Aklan but due to its success, many have created similar festivals:  the Dinagyang of Iloilo, Masskara of Bacolod and Halaran of …