May 25, 2020

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 24

After six months, I will finally have a long weekend. I know, I know, everyone is on lock down, and every day feels like a long weekend. And I know, for some, have even lost track of time. You don't know what day it is, heck, what date it is even. But I am working from home (very grateful for that), and to be honest, since the lock down, I feel like, work hours have been longer, and most times I forget to take my scheduled breaks. And believe me it's not only me experiencing this. 

I'm kinda feeling the cabin fever. I have not stepped out of my apartment for almost 3 weeks now. I dont have anywhere to go either. Damn, I envy those who got stranded Siargao or near the beach. I've been watching this family on Youtube and some people I follow on IG who got stranded in Siargao and my envy level is like off the roof. It's so hot and humid lately, that I wouldn't mind if I am on the beach. And lounge on the sand or on a hammock like I did in Siquijor as I watched the sun set (pictured above).

May 24, 2020

Macao Imperial Tea at Food District Signatures On 5th - BGC

I’ve seen Bonifacio Global City rise to a premiere business and residential district. I clearly remember from my college building we can still see Market Market, we would do picnics and watch concerts in its former open grounds. Years later it’s a vibrant city full of tall structures and probably the only private property that houses hundreds of restaurants in a small CBD. 

Being the “it” city at the moment, price points of food offerings here tend to be a little bit pricey. And of course, who wants to eat fast food or bland cafeteria food all the time right? You can’t splurge on food every day either since or you have to stick to a budget for your daily lunch.

May 23, 2020

Beauty and Fashion, Post-Covid 19

There is so much uncertainty of what the world will look like on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic. The only clear thing is that life as we know it is bound to be different. This pandemic has already ushered a new normal and seems poised to leave its mark on how we, as consumers live including how we spend our money, and even how we dress or value fashion.

Fashion has become one of the aspects of our lives that is hard hit by the health crisis. Before all the chaos, fashion has always been in the forefront of so many of us. Not only for the sake of looking good or for posting on our social media, but it is a way to define each one of us, specially our sense of individuality. Even for business, we try our best to power dress, to give us a sense of being in tune with our professions. It is also a way of gaining respect from our colleagues and contemporaries.

May 22, 2020

Four Ways To Add Space To Your Home

Adding space to your home is definitely something that can benefit the space and how you feel in your home. You want a place that you can feel comfortable in most importantly, and when it comes to having the freedom to move about, more space can definitely help. Here are four ways to add space to your home.

Install Floating Shelves
Floating shelves are definitely something that can add space to your home but also free up any cluttered areas where you might have things lying around on the floor. Floating shelves are very easy to put up around your home, and they look pretty effortless. It’s important to think about the weight that you’re adding to the shelves and making sure that you do not weigh it down too much. Try and keep a minimal amount of the shelving so that it also doesn’t look too cluttered. These types of shelves can work really well in hallways and in rooms where you might not have much surface area to work with. The bathroom can often be a place where there might not be a lot of surface area to put your lotions and potions on.

May 21, 2020

Zomato Philippines Shaves for A Good Cause

Metro Manila - Last April 7, Zomato Philippines announced the initiative Feeding Philippines, which aims to help provide daily meals to those who need it the most. Zomato partnered with Rise Against Hunger Philippines, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.

Since the launch of the campaign, Zomato Philippines has raised 200,000 Pesos by leveraging on its users and restaurant partners, with the help of the foodie community. However, the fight against hunger is still a prominent problem, especially now with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The marginalized communities need help now more than ever.

May 20, 2020

The Complete Guide to Managing Your Summer Pest Problem

Most of us wait eagerly for summer to appear. It’s a chance to get outside, have barbeques, get family and friends around, and even hit the beach. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when many pests become more active, just like you they prefer the warmer weather. They have their own agenda, which revolves around surviving and reproducing. Of course, this often has an adverse effect on your enjoyment of the summer and your yard. Fortunately, you can manage the summer pest problem, you just need to know-how.

Find The Right Expert
The first step is to find out more info from your local pest control experts. It doesn’t matter whether you’re dealing with spiders, rodents, mosquitoes, or ticks, many pests carry dangerous diseases and those that don’t can destroy your home or garden surprisingly quickly.

May 18, 2020

Cook-It-Yourself Packs of premium coffee grounds and hotcake mix now available in McDonald’s!

Manila, Philippines — In case you missed it, McDonald’s has made it easier to prepare meals and snacks at home with Cook-It-Yourself Packs of Premium Coffee Grounds, Hotcake Mix, Hot Fudge Topping, and so much more! 

Get it now at select McDonald’s stores through Take-Out and Drive-Thru as it’s available for a limited time only! See the full list of Cook-It-Yourself packs below:

May 14, 2020

Soru Izakaya - Tomas Morato, QC

One of the cuisines that I miss  eating so much while on community quarantine is Japanese cuisine. Unfortunately, the markets and groceries that are near our house don’t offer Japanese ingredients, so there’s no way for me and my family to cook any Japanese dishes. Just before this lockdown, I think I was eating Japanese dishes once or twice a week. I was even invited to an FMU at Soru Izakaya in Tomas Morato. I have visited Soru Izakaya in Burgos Circle in BGC a couple of times in the past, but this was the first time I visited one of their branches in QC. 

An izakaya is a type of gastropub in Japan that serves a variety of small, inexpensive dishes and snacks to accompany alcoholic beverages. The setting is mostly casual and is perfect for after work drinks with officemates. Soru Izakaya was influenced by the Robatayaki style of izakaya wherein customers sit around an open hearth and drink at a relaxed pace while a Teppan Chef cooks their food.

May 11, 2020

In-Depth Tutorial To Perfect Black Smokey Eye

A lot of women stay away from dark, heavy & dramatic makeup looks since they are not too sure how to execute them. Are you one of them? If so, you're in luck since today we will teach you how to do a dramatic black smokey eye! This article is beginner-friendly, and with our steps, you will be left with the most stunning & long-lasting makeup, perfect for any glamorous event! Keep on reading and dare to create!

How To Do A Black Smokey Eye In 7 Steps
1. Do The Eyes First
It is important to do the eye look first since there will be a lot of fallout. Avoid your face makeup and simply wipe off the fallout & residue with a wet wipe once you are all done! Make sure you prime your eyelids and use a high-quality eyeshadow base or a concealer. The base will help with the longevity of your eyeshadow, and will make it pop even some more! Dab the product in with a flat brush before you proceed further. Make sure that it is a bit sticky before you apply shadows.

May 10, 2020

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 23

First of all, I want to ask, how are you? I know times are rough nowadays due to the current situation of the world. If you’re feeling some type of cabin fever or any form of mental problems, please do reach out to someone or to organization that provides help. I know it ain’t easy, we may not have the same level of suffering or problem, but we’re all in this together. And please don’t lose hope, cliché as it may sound,  there’s always a rainbow after the rain. 

If you’re going to ask me, I’m getting by. I can’t say I’m fine and I can’t say I’m not doing great either. But hey, I am grateful no matter what. I stopped writing this TSC series, I believe a few years now, around 3 years now to be exact. I still want to have a lot of backlog posts to write, especially the travels I did in the last few years, however, I will try to resurrect this series. This is my form of getting personal to my readers, if I still have some who visits this blog on a regular basis. Furthermore, maybe as form of a digital journal as well. 

May 7, 2020

Enjoy K-BBQ at Home with Hodai's Samgyup Delivery Service!

I’ve been working from home and sheltering in place for more than seven weeks now. I am grateful that I am able to work from home and provide for my family whose livelihoods have come to halt brought about by the national lockdown. And honestly, I don’t have many complaints about the current situation, unless it’s about the injustices towards health care workers and the lack of proper help distribution and corruption of the government (mostly LGUs) . But there’s a lot of things that I miss doing while working under quarantine.

For quite a bit, I miss seeing friends on a face-to-face basis, attending blog related events and eating out. Especially eating my favorite dishes that I or any of my family members can’t cook at home. I have seen so many posts on my social media asking what people want to do or want to eat once the community quarantines in place have been lifted. And a lot of them answered that they want to eat Korean BBQ or samgyup with their friends and/or family.

May 5, 2020

The Importance of a Garden for Your Mental Health

Are you feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed? In light of recent times and the global pandemic that is currently having a dramatic impact on everyone's lives, you might even be feeling all of this at once – and more frequently than ever before. If you are in search of a reprieve, consider venturing out into your garden. Here are the reasons why a beautiful, tranquil outdoor escape can work wonders when it comes to bolstering your mental health.

It encourages you to get some sun
Did you know that you can stimulate the release of serotonin by simply spending a few minutes in the sunshine each day? It's true! Serotonin is essentially a powerful chemical in the brain which is responsible for stabilising your mood. In other words, sunshine is a natural antidepressant.

May 3, 2020

Seoul Train Korean BBQ - Tomas Morato

Barbecue is practiced in many areas of the world and there are numerous regional variations. It encompasses multiple types of cooking techniques. The original technique is cooking using smoke at low temperatures. While grilling is done over direct, dry heat, Grilling may be done over wood, charcoal, gas, or electricity. It can refer to the dish itself or the way of cooking meat. In the Philippines we are so accustomed to our usual inihaw na liempo or the chicken inasal. But one type of barbecue that has been capturing the hearts of Filipinos, Korean BBQ!

Not only that the K-Pops and K-Dramas are occupying the heart of Pinoys but also Korean BBQ! You can find all sorts of types of this food fad in almost any dining destination in and around the Philippines. Well, who can say no this mouthwatering food? From the meats to side dishes, everything is so palatable and very appealing to the Filipino palate.

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