Metro Society – Viva La Vie Boheme

My first assignment with Metro Society was such a high: an intimate dinner prepared by chef Victor Magsaysay at designer Eric Paras’ home. You couldn’t expect any less from Eric Paras’ home: Food would be served on these plates that are about a thousand years old! They were found in a sunken ship. Now, that’s … 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

Metro Home: Dejeuner Express

Brunch reminds me of a lazy, sunny, Sunday. It also reminds me of family and friends, which is probably why I love chances when I get to have brunch. In the latest Metro Home Mag, I was invited to photograph and partake of a private brunch prepared by NY-based Chef Noel De La Rama. The … Continue reading

Bon Chon’s New Krazy Ko-Dog

I remember the times while I was in San Francisco and my buddies and I would walk several blocks just to buy a hot dog from this stand called “What’s Up Dog”. Hot Dogs in the Philippines (especially the grocery kind) are so different. They’re colored so red and taste different. So I kind of … 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