Adobo Pampango

“Have you tried Adobo?” When faced with an awkward moment in an elevator with a foreign client of a company I used to work for, that was my conversation piece! Hahaha! Adobo is fastly becoming a signature dish of the Philippines. Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, Bobby Chinn have all featured Adobo in their shows. There was […]

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Frenzied Jumping Sheep: An Insomniac’s Tale

I – CAN’T – SLEEP! It’s been an hour and a half since I went to bed and I haven’t had a single minute of sleep. Tossing, turning, nothing… I tried counting sheep too, that didn’t work. They all seem to be in a frenzy. You’re supposed to go over the fence one at a […]

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Confused, Frustrated and a Revamped Rainbow Journal

More than a year ago we acquired the rainbowjournal.com domain, started writing articles last May and finally launched rainbow journal after almost three months. Until that time my knowledge of Photoshop is next to nothing, and CSS is all Greek to me; so designing rainbow journal’s header (of great import as it serves as the […]

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Vigan's iconic Calle Crisologo

Tips, Things To Do and Places To See in The Heritage Town of Vigan

It was through Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s Jose Rizal that I learned of Vigan (thanks to the Department of Education for making it a requisite for all high school students to see the film). Since then I’ve always wanted to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site and feel that old-world romance that Vigan reverberates with. Unleash the […]

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Bicol Express

It’s incongruous for a Bicolano to not know how to cook, perhaps the most popular of all Bicolano dishes, Bicol Express. My dad makes one hell of a Bicol Express (Yep! There’s that much labuyo in it you’d wonder why you haven’t spewed fire yet like one of Daenerys’ dragons in Game of Thrones) while […]

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Steamed Tilapia

Stumbling upon a local TV show (Idol sa Kusina), I decided to try some of the recipes they featured. Understand that I’m no cook and the only skill I have in the kitchen is chopping ingredients (and I’m not particularly adept at that). Wanting to eat healthy (for a change), I decided to give the Steamed […]

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Beach just behind Corregidor Inn

Corregidor: Day Tour or Overnight? (Part 2 of 2)

There are several activities to be had in Corregidor as listed on the brochure of Sunset Cruises. Bike rentals, sunset/sunrise viewing, zipline, night lateral tour of the Malinta tunnel… But at that moment we just wanted to rest, plus the sun is scorching outside. Unleash the traveler in you! Go ahead and explore the TRAVEL […]

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Corregidor Island's iconic ruins

Corregidor: Day Tour or Overnight? (Part 1 of 2)

For a quick out-of-town weekend getaway, we decided to visit the historical island of Corregidor for demographic (close to Manila) and economic (not a pricey vacation) reasons. Unleash the traveler in you! Go ahead and explore the TRAVEL ARCHIVE for ideas.

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Pandan Chicken

Delightful, easy to prepare and chicken! Okay, so the last one doesn’t quite fit the group, but I just love chicken. And I’m happy I found (Rasa Malaysia) this Pandan Chicken recipe. PANDAN CHICKEN RECIPE Beef, Chicken, Pork, Seafood, Vegetable… What to prepare next? Go ahead and check out the RECIPE ARCHIVE.

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