Category Archives: events

When kids turn seven (guest post)

My nephew celebrated his 7th birthday over a month ago, and being that this age is considered somewhat of a milestone, his parents decided to throw him a pretty big celebration, with a cotton candy stand and photo booth and everything. While his mom (my oldest sister) and my other older sister did a stellar job of putting the party together, it was successful in large part due to the suppliers that they hired. Sister Number 2—Justine Cariola-Cruz—was in charge of dealing with them before, during, and after the event, so I thought it would only be appropriate to have her as my very special guest for this blog post. After the jump, you’ll be reading her review of the suppliers.

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Quick fix(es): various edibles at Valero Eat Street

So I went ahead and stopped by the Valero Eat Street on March 11 and actually had a blast, mainly because I was doing something I liked: eating, and eating by the load. The event started at 11 and I didn’t get to go until after office hours, but the place was still abuzz when I got there.

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10 reasons why Valero Eat Street might make me go home late

Anyone who knows me would understand, being an introvert and a homebody, how much I prefer staying indoors (except when I’m traveling to distant lands, which is what I call any place that requires the use of NLEX/SLEX, but that’s different). I’m the kind of person who usually goes straight home after work, so it goes without saying that I’m not one to go out for drinks on a regular basis. For me, it’s kind of hard to beat curling up with a Neil Gaiman or getting absorbed with “Criminal Minds”.

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In photos: From bibingka to bags at the BF Saturday Market

I’m introducing another feature to my blog which I’m calling “In photos” for stories I feel would be best told in a collection of images. To start with, I’m interrupting my “food crawl” series with a short entry about my recent visit to the BF Saturday Market. Recently opened this year, it’s the latest addition to the Saturday Market craze in Metro Manila, where bargain hunters and food lovers are promised a different alfresco shopping and dining experience every time.

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All’s fair in love and trivia war

I’ve always been a big fan of intellectually stimulating games like Scrabble and Pictionary. Sure, it’s an opportunity to enrich your knowledge and polish your skills, but it’s the scholarly kicking of other people’s asses that really enthralls me. I’ve tried playing without keeping score (at my sister’s insistence), and I didn’t really care for it. What’s the point? Competition’s much too fun for that.

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