STORIES

A gift of friends, and also chocolate

Friends have offered to bring me coffee, have offered me a place to stay, a shoulder to cry on, basically reminding me that if I can stop feeling sorry for myself for a minute, I’ll realise that I do have a support system, that I don’t have to go through this alone.

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STORIES

How buying kamote turned into an existential crisis

I don’t think I’ve ever talked about how much I love sweet potatoes, or kamote in Tagalog. I mean, regular potatoes are awesome, but sweet potatoes, as horribly underrated as they are, belong in a category all their own. Theu are delicious mashed, and if you’re Hokkien, they’re delicious in congee. My favorite way to […]

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TRAVEL

Stopping for Corn by the Side of the Road

So this happened. A couple of friends–distant cousins Ian and Toto Carandang–and I were driving home. Rather, Ian was driving and using Waze to navigate Manila’s awful traffic. The app had taken us to the bowels of Pasig. We had no idea where we were. We’re kind of sad that way. Ian and Toto were […]

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STORIES

Ode to the Breakfast Buffet

Ah, the breakfast buffet. That glorious parade of table upon table (upon table, if you’re lucky), each one brimming with different sorts of edibles, each one more mouth-watering than the next. It is one of the best things to greet you first thing in the morning, next to, well, next to nothing, really. Besides the […]

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