Freakshakes, freakshakes! At Kitchen Central Staff House

Kitchen Central review | Kitchen Central Staff House

Freakshakes are those messy Instagram-worthy shakes topped with various goodies such as jellies, pretzels and chocolate sticks, fresh strawberries or other fruits, and much more. Freakshakes originated in Australia, and in the Philippines we simply call them… shakes. Right? We should start calling them “freakshakes” simply because it sounds better and it properly depicts the […]

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We Don’t Post Hugot Memes and Here’s Why

Starfishes in Punta Sebaring, Bugsuk Island

Things have been slow lately. I’d been flicking through posts about blogging and remembered that I wanted to write about this–why we don’t post hugot memes in our Facebook page or joke about that here–even though hugot posts are a proven way to get likes and shares. For our non-Filipino readers, hugot (literally “to draw” […]

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Siquijor and Dumaguete: Travel Guide + 3 Days Itinerary

Salagdoong Beach, Siquijor

This June, I’ve taken a trip to Siquijor and Dumaguete (Negros Oriental), including a side trip to Apo Island. Before anything else, here are my thoughts about this trip. I did appreciate Siquijor but wasn’t taken with it. I liked my visit to Dumaguete and Apo Island better. The city of Dumaguete is very chill, […]

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Apo Island, Negros Oriental: Snorkeling and swimming with turtles

Swimming with turtles in Apo Island, Philippines

If you’re in Dumaguete City, one thing that you shouldn’t miss is visiting the nearby Apo Island where you can snorkel to sea various types of corals and wildlife, including sea turtles! Apo Island is a volcanic island situated at the southeastern tip of Negros Oriental. Its surrounding marine habitat is considered a marine preserve, […]

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Looking for the Magic in Siquijor

Salagdoong Beach in Siquijor Island, Philippines

Siquijor is many things at once. It’s the Isla del Fuego (Island of Fire). According to old stories, the island of Siquijor used to be illuminated at night with swarms of fireflies. Another version says this island rose out of the ocean, amidst thunder and lightning, hence the monicker. For those of us who were […]

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