Manila, the ‘Distinguished and ever Loyal City’ was the capital of the Philippines. It was in Intramuros where the seat of the Spanish colonial government ruled. With both sword and the cross, most of the country was subjugated and Christianity was one of the great hallmarks of Spanish colonization. Within this city, five historic Manila churches still stand as testament to the faith and piety of the Filipinos that has continued to flourish to this day. San Agustin Church Originally St. Paul Church, it was…Continue Reading “5 Iconic and historic Manila churches you should visit”

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort

Last week, I had the opportunity to try out Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort’s Work + Study + Play package for an overnight stay. And how do I find it? Is this for you? Find out below. Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort is a homegrown hospitality brand known for its service and comfort in Mactan Island, Cebu. I’ve stayed with two of its other resort branches in Sumilao Island, Cebu and Panglao, Bohol before. Because of the pandemic and to capitalize on the new normal of working…Continue Reading “Bluewater Maribago and its Work + Study + Play: is this for you?”

chocoron

I got curious. What? Chocoron? Inquisitive. What in the world is a chocoron? I went closer to the display inside Balay Pasko in Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort and found tubular plastic canisters filled with dark irregularly shaped chocoron. I took a bite and chewed a sample. There was chocolate. And then, crunch! Chicharon (deep fried pork rind). At first, I was a bit confused of the flavor. Sweetness followed by something familiar but I wasn’t sure yet. Then that chicharon taste flooded. My taste buds…Continue Reading “What’s better than a chicharon? Of course, chocoron!”

bluewater maribago

Ah, Pasko. And what’s better to start it than with the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort. Guest of Honor Mayor Ahong Chan of Lapulapu City turned on the ceremonial switch that lighted the Puno ng Pagasa last Saturday. With the mayor’s family, friends from media, some other guests and Bluewater officers Domiku Ugarte, VP Rhyz Buac and staff, it was one intimate and meaningful event that kicked off the festive season. I’m familiar with the Bluewater resort group, having been…Continue Reading “Bluewater Maribago kicks off season with Christmas Tree lighting”

As the country is starting to open up during this pandemic, the dimsum buffet in Cebu’s Tin Gow was a welcome break from months of staying at home. The Grand Dimsum Feast at Tin Gow has been on for lunch since late August, featuring the mouth watering creations of Master Chef Low at P650 net per person excluding drinks. On offer are 24 kinds of delicious dimsum that you can order from a menu card. It was RJ’s birthday and we decided to have lunch…Continue Reading “Pandemic dimsum buffet in Cebu’s Tin Gow”