Romantic dinner

Spotted: Romantic dinner at a sand bar in El Nido

The blue hour was already at hand when, at the corner of my eye, flickering firelights caught my attention across Lagen Island where I stayed for the night. Curious, I set up my tripod, supertelephoto lens and camera and focused. And I smiled. How romantic! An ongoing candle lit dinner at a lonely sandbar between […]


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Bibingka, puto bumbong and simbang gabi

Speak of Simbang Gabi and one thing comes to mind: FOOD of which the bibingka (rice cake) and puto bumbong are two popular fares associated with this religious activity, or with Christmas, even if its available all year round. These are usually found just outside the church gates and after mass, people stop to buy. However, while these two are true for those living in Metro Manila and probably in the Tagalog region, it is not traditional in my home province of Cebu.

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