Walk About Manila: Survival 101

Manila is not the safest city. Let’s admit it people! I’m not trying to destroy tourism or I’m not trying to put down Filipinos. I’ve lived in this city all my life and I love it. Maybe some day I will be able to improve it, but not yet. Today I saw a decent looking…

After a Long Day, Eat a Large Cookie

Then go to a museum about Tsinoys where the dolls look eerie.Perla soap anyone?Mmmm. Pancit.If not for the giant cookie, I would have eaten the fake siopao.Balay Tsinoy is found in Intramuros while Aristocrat cookies can be found at their restaurant branches. Until the next walkabout!

Newspaper Bags Anyone?

  These clutches sell for around P200.   Tote bags in various designs sell for P290.   They’ve got other designs all below P800. Ok, granted a newspaper bag, even if coated with varnish and paint, will not last forever, but with every purchase you help the less affluent women and children of Pandacan.  …