Reflections of a Former Shopaholic

Last Saturday, I went to the 98B Future Market in Escolta and bought only one thing: a book on war. I like reading about war. There I was surrounded by people selling cute stuff like charm necklaces and canvas bags with pretty prints and cheap second-hand clothes, but I only bought one book. A year…

Taft River (Only When It Rains Hard)

When Taft Avenue turns into a shallow river, don your rain boots and walk about! Here’s the view from Escoda. Kuya wanted me to take his picture. I wanted to walk along Taft up to UN avenue, but apparently my 2 year old Plueys had a leak so I opted out of the walk. Damn!…

Boom Piaya Boom Yeah Yeah!

If you’re Filipino, you’d know the ‘Boom Piaya’ song. I’m not sure if the song actually refers to piayas. It’s catchy though! Piaya is a crisp, flat pastry filled with sweet bean or sugar paste. It tastes even better when it is freshly cooked. In this stall, they make the piayas fresh. P10 each. Nice!…