When you like to travel you kind of stripping yourself the right to complain when friends ask you to meet them in far-flung places. My reasoning is, if I could endure sitting on a bus for 8 hours to get to the Cordillera region, why the hell should I mind spending an hour or so getting my arse to, let’s say, Quezon City? And so even if it takes so much effort to get to Quezon City that’s where you could find me for the last three weekends.
My latest QC rendezvous is in another library cafe nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Scout Gandia, Tweedle Book Cafe. (more…)
In South Korea, some places that gained fame from being a setting of a TV series or a movie become tourist attractions, as in the case of that beautiful house in the cute romantic-comedy, Full House. In the Philippines, well… not so much. But I could now understand the fascination that Koreans hold toward the locations that were set for background of their favorite dramas. You see, I happened to have watched recently the movie that created the most favored-reviews in the last Metro Manila Film Festival, English Only, Please. In the movie, the main characters frequent this coffee shop called, Cool Beans. I learned that the café wasn’t merely a work of fiction but a real establishment, which can be found along Maginhawa street in Quezon City.
Every time my friends would share their fantabulous Vikings’ dining experience I always had to mollify these feelings of displeasure and envy like that of a kid who wasn’t allowed to go on a field trip (now you know the feelings I harbored in those years for not experiencing any of those goddamn field trips). The hype had me imagining Vikings as some sort of a Mecca for the foodies. Sure, there are many restaurants of the same concept, but nowhere else did I gather reviews as unanimous as the ones given for Vikings for being the best all-you-can-eat restaurant in the market.