My Cheesy-Bacon-Veggie Wrap

It can be very frustrating to feed the family with healthy meals when it’s so convenient to just sit at the next door food centre, order ready to eat food and have someone else clean up your plates when you’re done. This is how it is in Singapore. In every corner block is a kopi…

Ginataang Kalabasa and My Aging Eyesight

The optometrist broke the news yesterday. I went to the Land and Transportation Office in Quezon City to renew my driver’s license and passing an eyesight test was one of the requirements. If it was not for that, I would have not known that my right eyesight is not as clear as it used to…

Menudo with Yummy Hotdogs

June is a month-long school break here in Singapore. Me and my daughter agreed that this holiday is not 100% free time as she has to catch up with her lessons and improve her grades next term. As obedient as she is, my daughter abides with the “work and play” schedule we discussed even when…

Shopping for Durian, Black Chicken and Frog Legs

What have started as a smooth-sailing start of my expat life has turned quite challenging lately… It all started three exhausting weeks ago when I accepted a contract work here in Singapore. The job should be pretty easy as it is in a similar business environment I had in Manila. The job is a simple…

Creamy Monggo Sauté and Katipunan Stories

Sunday is Family Day for the Mangalonzo household. We usually go to mass together in the morning, eat home-cooked lunch, stroll in the mall after and then cap the night watching a feel-good movie. But we woke up late so the order of activities for this Sunday has changed and we started our day having…