Bag of Beans Coffee Shop and Bakeshop in Tagaytay

We were just looking for a good place to have our breakfast last Sunday before going to Paradizoo when we chanced upon Bag of Beans along the Tagaytay Road going to Batangas. At first we thought it was just a smal and simple coffee shop where we could probably get a grab of hot steaming coffee and probably some freshly baked bread. But when we enter the shop, the cashier told us that we can proceed at the “garden” downstairs. So, we obliged and descended into a short stair where a luscious garden awaits us. (more…)

Accessible Eastwood City

A good old friend of mine I saw over the weekend at a colleague’s birthday party asked me a very simple question: how do I get to Eastwood City in Libis? Answering her (I mean really guiding her) would have taken some time a year and a half ago, when the only way to get there using public transportation was through the Cubao-Rosario Jeepney route. I could have just told her to take a taxi, but then, I would not have anything to share with you here. So I got my grooves going and started to tell her how a little public transportation service called the shuttle totally took this pre-dominantly contact center community which is Eastwood by storm.


28th Manila International Book Fair

Major players in the publishing industry are set to gather once again for the 28th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the biggest, undisputed, and longest-running book fair in the Philippines, set on Aug. 29 – Sept. 2., at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. corner Roxas Blvd.Pasay City.

The MIBF is the only internationally-recognized book fair in the country, making it a paramount event for the book industry. For more than a quarter of a century, the MIBF has continuously contributed to the reading awareness of the Filipino people. It has become a venue for members of the book industry to address market demands – institutional buyers walk alongside bibliophiles, publishers’ representatives negotiate their latest titles with booksellers, publishers promote their books with their authors and artists – all these under one roof.


Kaya Restaurant’s P99 Rice Toppings Meal

Kaya Rice
If you happen to pass by Kaya, Korean Restaurant and decided not to dine there because you think it might be too expensive. Well, yeah Kaya’s prices for its regular menu items are pretty stiff indeed. But thank goodness for the addition of a meal-type menu item. Now for P99 you can experience some of the best Korean dishes and side dishes topping a korean (or probably Jasmine) rice. And the meal even comes with a free soup, free beef stew soup (minus the beef). The side dishes include some kimchi, crispy, sweet and spicy fried mini shrimps, bean sprouts, and a fried veges which I don’t know what its called.

The rice meals comes in various types. There’s the spicy chicken, spicy pork strips, spicy squid, and beef stew.

And after enjoying that hearty Kaya rice meal toppings, spare a few bucks more and order their yummylicious Gelatto scoops. It comes in three flavors, and everybody’s favority local chocolate - choknut is best tasting of all the flavors.

Gelatto Scoops

I know of only two Kaya Restaurants, both in the Ortigas area (Megamall and Podium). Better check it out now.