A brief sojourn. A short visit to Dumaguete City. Even for just two nights. Although it was not enough (its never enough I think), I was glad I decided to make the trip from Cebu to this university town. The purpose of my visit was just to have a breather from post Typhoon Odette which badly damaged Cebu and other provinces in her path. For more than a week, we still don’t have power, mobile data is spotty and water is only present at some…Continue Reading “A short visit in Dumaguete City”

Even for just two nights, I planned to travel from Cebu to Dumaguete on a whim, post Typhoon Odette. Perhaps it was the stress of the great damage that the typhoon wrought not only in my province but in other islands as well, coupled with the no water and no electricity a week after it hit us that I packed my things via candle light Sunday night. Although I wasn’t yet very decided to proceed, I woke up at 4AM, prepared coffee, checked the weather….Continue Reading “My brief Cebu to Dumaguete yearend 2021 trip”

diving in sumilon

Diving in Sumilon Island In Oslob, Cebu is back! Last 27 October a beach clean up was held. It was a beautiful and sunny day when Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort together with its partners officially opened the event. The Philippine Coast Guard, PNP, Oslob LGU, Bluewater staff and volunteers helped in this event. The haul for the beach cleanup that day: as much as around 400 kg of garbage. These were both from the littoral and underwater areas with a small percentage of it in…Continue Reading “Photoessay: Diving in Sumilon Island is back w/ beach clean up”

batangas lomi in cebu

I love Batangas lomi ever since I had my first taste of it in Lipa City’s Lomi King way back in 2015. The savory goodness is just filling and sating as well. Compared with the lomi from Cebu, it has a more sticky soup, a separate condiment that you prepare according to your taste with a number of toppings. From that time, I have tasted several other versions, from other towns. And there are still so many to try and explore with several municipalities having…Continue Reading “An authentic and good Batangas lomi in Cebu”

Overloaded Batangas lomi

Lomi is a popular noodle dish in the Philippines. In Cebu, it’s a delicious snack that resemble egg drop soup with thick noodles and topped with shredded chicken meat. Perfect with bread. But then, Batangas has upped their lomi dishes to an extent that when you mention the province, Batangas lomi is never far behind. What makes this distinct from Cebu or from other provinces is that the soup is thicker and sticky than usual. Ang lapot (so sticky)! Other than the Batanguenos elevating the…Continue Reading “5 simple and overloaded Batangas lomi I have tried in Batangas”