I honestly didn’t know what to expect when Jericho and I made our way to Pampanga yesterday morning. I had been reading about the real-life crucifixions as part of the Lenten rites all over the Philippines, Cutud, especially, and had wanted to see one for myself for the solemnity, the drama, the stories behind the penitents for mortifying their flesh as an act of contrition every Good Friday.
The incredibly talented Karla Reyes of Swizzle Mobile Bar, Go Gourmet by The Plaza, and The Plaza Catering, has a new baby… and it’s really cheesy! Literally. This multi-talented biz wiz put up a premium cheese buffet in Metro Manila and everyone’s going gaga over the creamy, strong, stinky varieties of cheese on offer. She hosted an intimate gathering the launch of La Petite Fromagerie, and so naturally, everyone came out in droves to support the advent of unlimited French cheese in Manila.
After everyone had finished eating and settled down, Lee came up to the stage and started playing. How have I never heard of this woman before? What rock was I living under?! Her voice is amaaaazing! And all her original songs are about (or written under) full moons, which if you believe in angels and muses, is pretty special. Her rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah is probably one of my favorites.
Fellow millennials, we need to know what happened during those 20 years martial law was in effect. In a world where people share their stories with a click of a button, you just need to search #MarcosIsNOTaHero to understand where the fuel of this fire is coming from. Empathize with just how atrocious this act is for everyone who risked their lives, underwent torture, and died for our civil rights, and for the families who were directly affected by this. It is NOT ok to not care. This country will soon be passed to us, after all.
Hosted by the beautiful, entrepreneurial ladies of Flow Retreats, the Waldorf mommies teamed up with the school’s Laguna branch and Holy Carabao to launch its first ever Flow event at The Farm Shed located in the Acacia Waldorf School in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
Chef Amy Besa, a legend in Philippine culinary circles and owner of Purple Yam, teams up with the Hindy Weber and Mel Teng-Go of Holy Carabao to forage and cook a meal in the forest of their farm in Batulao, Batangas.
I’ve recently discovered a magical place in Tagaytay hidden away inside a new developing village which is a home away from home for happy new age hippies such as myself. Relax and let your om mani paddle hum humming self relax and enjoy the fresh air, the plethora of books to get lost in, and discover new tools, crystals, and oils to enhance your current mindful meditation practice at the Bodhi Shop.