Salute the King: Rajah Sulayman Park

How do you honor a king? I never knew this was Rajah Sulayman until I googled “warrior statue near Malate Church”. This is an amazing statue and you can’t help but think of the greatness of this warrior even if you are not aware that he is Rajah Sulayman. Even the birds love him. You…

For the Love of Red Beans

Aha! Here is a very late post about red beans .. I mean my China Town finds. I love red beans. I’d buy and eat anything that has red beans in it. Those purplish pink peach buns turned out to be filled with red bean. YUM!     Here’s the small version made from mochi….

Sunday Walkabout in China Town

After a walkathon along Roxas Boulevard from Vito Cruz to Uniwide Coastal Mall (for a writing project) I decided to reward myself with a trip to China Town. I love China Town finds! Since I was craving for some kikiam, I went straight to Shin Ton Yon for pork and chicken kik-yummy and more of…

At the Dough-Joe! Carbo-loading at the Dough-Joe, Yeah!

Ah, the Asian bakery! Cute buns filled with floss, sausages, cheese, eggs. More of the floss please! And now you can get twice the bread for the same price at the Dough Joe! 50% off all breads! The funny thing is if you’re not from around the area, you’d think they’re on sale. But they’re…

Pablo Ocampo? Oh you mean Vito Cruz!

Who is Pablo Ocampo? I’ll bet you don’t know yourself. And if you say “Please take me to Pablo Ocampo in Manila” the driver will probably ask “Where?” and then say “Oh do you mean Vito Cruz?” Why do we always change our streets? It seems to me that we have too many heroes we…