The Early Bird Breakfast Club is a spot of sunshine at Solenad 3, radiating positivity and warmth with their ‘Gram-worthy interiors of millennial pinks, sage greens, canary yellows, and little accents that give the place a homey, English cottage appeal. Teaming up with Deal Grocer, they’ve come up with a breakfast bundle that includes a British classic, a twist on classic flavors, and a sweet Pinoy breakfast favorite you’ll be fighting over for.
Whenever I tell friends who are not from here that I live in Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines, the first sentence out of their mouths is usually something around the lines of, “How do you survive the traffic?” (Answer: I work from home and try not to go anywhere during rush hour). Their second question usually is, “So what can I do there? I’m headed to [insert one of our many beach paradises here] and will be in Manila for a day or two. Well, why not take a tour of the city and learn about what makes a Filipino, Filipino? It isn’t just all adobo and videoke, you know.
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.
So what do you do when you’re craving for dishes like deep-fried pigeon, honey-glazed char siu, double-boiled black chicken soup, or the infamous Buddha jumps over the wall? You make a beeline for Harbor City in Hong Kong. But when you’re in the Philippines? You go to Greenhills, for XIÙ Fine Cantonese Dining, of course.
WOKBy 4900 is situated along Durban Street, near Alchemy Bar, the fairly new hole-in-the-wall that opened in January is just the thing for backpackers renting out beds in one of the nearby hostels to get a good meal, while making the most of the co-working space which also includes air-conditioning, reliable wifi, charging stations, and pour-over coffee.
Now, let me clear a few things up first. Astral projection or Out-of-Body Experience (OOBE) is not an “ability” or a “talent,” but a natural occurring phenomenon. It happens to almost anybody, whether they’re aware of it or not, and doesn’t always manifest as you floating in the air looking at yourself lying down on the bed. Generally, astral projecting is safe and harmless, unless of course you choose to do something incredibly stupid like astral project in a haunted house.