Tokyo In Winter with Kids

We were really itching to go traveling one last time before my wife gets too far into her pregnancy to get on a plane. I was so glad that we chose to go to Japan again (we went earlier this year as well) since it’s a relatively short trip from Manila and so easy to … Continue reading

My favorite spots in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I’ve always loved Vietnamese food and coffee. So I don’t know why it took this long for me to visit the country. The similarities between Saigon (as Ho Chi Minh City is still called) and Manila are comforting and familiar. The thin buildings (which remind me of Singapore shophouses), the marathon of motorbikes on the roads, … Continue reading

F&B Report: The Drinking Game

For the latest F&B Report’s section “After Hours”, they brought together several key individuals to talk about the drinking scene and trends in Manila. I hung out to photograph, sit in and eavesdrop!  At the roundtable was Kathryn Cornista, current bar consultant for Antonio’s Group:     Jim Araneta, owner of The Bottle Shop:    And … Continue reading

5 Notable Restaurants of our Thailand Trip

photo by jar concengco

I just got back from Thailand, and I must say that all the research I did in looking for the best restaurants during our trip was well worth it. It’s my 2nd time to Thailand, but my wife and son’s first. So when I chose restaurants, I wanted a balance of authentic Thai, places with … Continue reading

Hands On Manila

Earlier this year, I picked up Hands On Manila’s coffee table book commemorating their first 10 years here in the Philippines.  It felt great to feel the book in my hands! I’m proud to be a part of it! I was able to witness people from Globe and Eon sharing their time to do something … Continue reading