Street Foodie For A Day At World Street Food Congress 2017!

We both became a street foodie for a day!

It was our first time to attend an amazing food street event, with over 28 pop-up stalls. World Street Food Congress 2017 is the Asia’s biggest street food celebration who has said to have become bigger and better, bringing in hawkers and foodies from across the globe.

The World Street Food Jamboree is for food aficionados which was held in MOA Concert Grounds from May 31 until June 4 and it has featured over 40 different international street food from:
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • USA
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • India
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Philippines

Live cooking demonstrations was held throughout the event, featuring dishes from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and the Philippines as well. We had to drop by quick at the gym before heading to this exciting event simply because we know by ourselves that it’s going to be a lot of eating, sweets included! It was amazing, anybody who loves food should definitely check it out. It was also pretty fun getting there on an electric scooter, try it out next time.

There were a lot of great food choices this year. But we can only eat so much. So, we have personally picked FIVE (5) dishes. Here they are:

Whey powder. Chos. That’s four freaking sodas! Haha!
The final four. Doing the pageant judging at the food table yay! Haha!

Oyster Omelette (Top Right on photo above) – They have said it’s been around since 1958 and is about to celebrate the making of this dish by next year. We became curious and for this visit, this has been agreed to be our we-are-curious-about food.

JOHN’S CHOICE – Tausug Chicken

Tausug Chicken – This was John’s personal choice. He said to have seen it a lot being featured on television but he never had the chance to try it out. Now he just did! Pyanggang grilled black chicken (with black grilled and spiced grated coconut) and Junay (spirced rice) with egg is originally a delicacy endemic to the Tausug from the Province of Sulu.

JEFF’S CHOICE – Singapore Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak – This was my personal choice. I’ve tried an authentic version of this back in Singapore and I’m just too excited to try it out again here so it was an easy decision to get this out of the other 20+ stalls with great food!

PERFECT SIDE – Cereal Chicken

Cereal Chicken – I’m a sucker for anything in SG so Cereal Chicken was an easy decision. This popular street food is being sold at Makansutra Gluttons Bay in Singapore as well as Makansutra Hawkers in SM Megamall! I’ve been craving for Cereal Prawns but having the cereal taste as exactly the same with this chicken variation ended up with me asking for more, hello SM Mega haha!

SWEET ENDING – Martabak Manis in 4 different variations

Martabak Manis – This well-loved snack, Martabak Manis, was made since 1965 and has started selling in a street stall. It is a wildly popular variation of sweet martabak or appam balik or the Chinese mee chang kueh. The perfect dessert to finish your gastronomic journey in this WSFC17 we both agreed! This comes in different flavors: Cheese, Chocolate, Red Velvet, Oreo, Green Tea KitKat, and Nutella Almond!

Yay to discount voucher at Makansutra SM Megamall!
Ending the experience with a happy tummy and a big smile! #PartnerGoals

Overall, it was such a great experience having to try some great Asian street food there is. If only our tummies aren’t that full yet, we could’ve tried even more. But I guess it’s all worth going back again, hopefully next year!

Have A Weekend To Spare? Make It A Bataan One!

Travel back in time with Bataan and Las Casas — It has been 3 years since John planned on going to Bataan but it just keeps getting postponed most of the time because of priorities. This year, we’ve finally got the chance to get there and with still our work and other stuff in mind, we’ve decided to come to Bataan for a weekend trip only.

Planning on a weekend trip at Bataan, maybe we could help! Check here and see how our weekend itinerary went:

  1. Booked for a cheap but reasonable hotel a week leading to the travel weekend. We have found Elison Hotel on our list as a good choice. The Plaza Hotel was fully booked during the weekend we wanted to stay and Elison was the nearest and probably the cheapest as they claim (hotel photos courtesy of
  2. If you’re coming from Metro Manila, you can head straight to the Genesis Bus Terminal stations located at either Pasay near MRT pasay Station, or the ones at Avenida. Below is their current bus schedule leading to Balanga or Mariveles:
  3. We traveled around 12NN and arrived at around 4PM. One tip: If you’re riding the Mariveles bus, tell the conductor to drop you off at the stopover and instruct the terminal that you’re transferring to Balanga bus (the ones coming from Avenida), so you can head straight to the town without taking any trikes.Soon as we arrived at the terminal, the hotel is literally walk-able from it. But if the weather does not permit you to walk, a trike ride costs only ten pesos to get there. Just tell the driver around the hotel, it’s right after the small bridge on your right.
  4. Around 5PM onwards we’ve finally decided to go out and come to The Plaza. Oh, during this weekend we went, Balanga is currently celebrating their town fiesta, so there were a couple of activities and events happening all at the same time around the area.
  5. Dinner time! We’ve come to one of the most popular warm and cozy diner in Balanga, The Beanery. The place was so inviting and so we have both decided to ordered this: The Beanery Bab Back Ribs! Put this really quick, but we promise to make a separate review of this amazing place soon!
  6. Then it’s rest time because we have a long day ahead. The morning after, we left the hotel as early as 9AM (Sunday) to walk back to the terminal and ride a jeep heading to Las Casas. This is how far it’s gonna be, but it’ll take you only an hour to get to Bagac, but most of the jeep rides won’t bring you straight to the entrance gate if you’re less than 10 people inside the jeep going there, plus you will have to pay an additional fare. Don’t worry, there’s always a trike ride from bayan heading there.
  7. Behold, some of our Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar photos. We spent the entire day doing photoshoots and had a buffet lunch (paid separately for P800/head). Then continued to just walk around and relax (the sun was too harsh that day!), and finally closed the trip with a relaxing stay at the beach.

And of course this trip won’t end without our vanity shots haha!

Overall, it was quite a trip. I have to take note that most of our trips, we both agree to just enjoy travel in a sense that everything is not forced and that we are not required to visit every possible tourist spot(s) around the place. We’re mostly just taking it slow and prefers to just take our time. Are we going back again? DEFINITELY! We’ve seen a lot of new buildings under construction and we’ll surely go back when the place is in full bloom! Maybe the next time around, we’ll actually try the heritage tour, or probably stay overnight and experience a laidback accommodating experience there!

Til our next travel date!


  • You are not allowed to bring any food in Las Casas. Try to sneak it in your bag, or you may eat your lunch at the restaurants and buffet located inside. Café Marivent in Casa Unisan and La Bella Teodoro in Casa Binan are the dining ones, the buffet is at the Hotel de Oriente. Our take on the buffet food? Kind of pricey for the choices in there. Needs a little bit of improvement, probably more food choices please.
  • You have an option NOT TO do the 1-2 hour tour. We chose not to simply because we only wanted to walk round and then jump in the water to relax.
  • If you are staying overnight, you may visit their site for reservations.
  • Otherwise if you are planning to go on just the daytour, NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED. Just pay the entrance fee which costed P1,500.00 as of April 2017. This package includes One (1) cold towel, and a welcome drink at La Parilla.
  • There are around 3 restaurants around, one of them serves buffet or set meals.
  • Always bring water with you especially if you plan to come summer time, it can get super hot and a lot of areas don’t have any place where you can stay away from the sunlight, no shades whatsoever. Oh, and sunblock is also necessary.
  • If you’re commuting back to your hotel or headed back home, try to leave Las Casas as early as possible, best around 4:30 – 5:00PM. The buses bound for Balanga is super hassle, at least from our end that time, there are no lines and you have to work your way to getting inside a non-aircon bus.
  • Lastly, the place has a lot of exclusive deals so always make sure you check out their site every now and then.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is located at Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac, Bataan. For reservations, contact them thru the following: Landline (+632) 332-5286 (+632) 877-4501 (+632) 332-5338 (+632) 355-3032 Mobile 0917-872-9361.

P.S. Our apologies for not making this trip as detailed as it could be. This trip went really quick and we didn’t go beyond details but instead just spent it as travelers and not as blogger. Don’t worry, we’re definitely going back and will share the entire experience with you!

Going To Laboracay? Hoop Your Trash And Party for FREE!

You headed to Laboracay this year? How about a deal?

Join Hoop Your Trash to win FREE DRINKS! This is your fun way to help save Boracay. Let’s set the pace to responsible partying by joining our coastal cleanup this 29th! It will be along Boracay’s White Beach during sunset.

Let’s set the mood for responsible partying in #Laboracay2017 by joining our coastal cleanup during sunset on April 29. PLUS: First 100 to register will get exclusive and free VIP Pass to the Savoy Hotel Boracay’s Black Lit Party!

Register here by clicking “Going” to this Facebook event invite.

Event Details:
April 29, 2017, 5PM
Activity will commence at Willy’s Rock in Station 1

REMEMBER. The best partygoers of Boracay are those who know how to properly clean up and dispose their trash, because amidst all the hoopla under the sun, they care most for the pristine island. See you!

ETC Presents: Paintensity Sinulog 2017

Cebu City, Philippines — One of the best Sinulog glow-color-paint rave party is back for the 2017 edition!

UPDATE: Due to insistent public demand, this event has been moved to JANUARY 14, 2017.

As mentioned by ETC Facebook Page: Hey, Cebu! Because we’ve missed you, we’re coming back real soon, and we hope to celebrate the new year with all of you! 😘#etcpaintensity2017.

So yes, it’s finally happening again! ETC’s Paintensity Sinulog 2017 is back for another exciting paint and color mix party. Make sure to come well shaved with electric razors from ´t so you don´t get that annoying paint stuck in your hair. Come to The Greenery on the 14th of January starting at 4:00PM all the way until the dawn of January 15th! See you there!

The All-New Sirao Flower Garden in Cebu: All You Need To Know

It was the perfect timing for us finally.

Last year, we’ve heard about this fuzz about a certain flower farm in Cebu that went viral because it looks amazing as if you’re not in the Philippines with all the beautiful, colorful flowers around. Take a look at this one taken by an Instagram user tonipino:

Today’s adventure with the mister #💐 #Sirao #Cebu #FlowerFarm

A photo posted by toni pino-oca (@tonipino) on

We were ecstatic to look for the place and take pictures since we were Cebu-bound a few weeks in, But when we arrived there during the last week of November, the flowers were already gone and harvested. Awww…

We’ll be back. That’s for sure.

There was only one weapon left for us to find the perfect timing: constantly searching for #Sirao photos in Instagram and Facebook. And when John’s niece was found in one of those with photos taken just a few hours ago, we’ve decided to finally give it another go. Oh, and we are here in Cebu already for Sinulog that’s why. (Read: Sinulog Party Tips and Survival Guide 2016)

How to get there (if you are commuting): You have two options if you’re coming from the city. The first one is to take a jeep or a cab to JY Square located at the end of Salinas drive in Lahug. Your easiest landmark is McDonald’s. The habal-habal drivers will drive you there at around P150.00 for a round trip (JY – Sirao – JY) . But you have to take note, the drivers will charge you somewhere between P100-P200 per hour of waiting for you. Compute that and you might pay around P350-P550 per person. Another option is to find a cab at JY Square. This is a bit tougher because we had to convince the driver for a good contract price (all the driving up and waiting), and we ended up spending P1,200, but that’s for everyone already.

On the other hand, if you or your friends are driving, it won’t be as tricky anymore as last year because now you will be able to find banners around Busay leading you to the farm. But in case you’re having a hard time:


Upon arriving at the place, it did not seem to look as how it was on the photos that we saw. Good thing the owner of the place was there when we went there so we can get her share of the story. Take a look at the garden view from the entrance.


Note: There’s a maintenance / entrance fee of only P30.00 per person. But if you are doing a prenup shoot, each person / crew will cost you P200.00.

Look at all those flowers on the right! The owner told us that if you come to this place at the peak season (set around either April – May, and October – November), you will find the ENTIRE place bombarded with almost human-sized flower plants! Those are the ones that captivated the social media and even TV Patrol.

But nonetheless, the place looks just as lovely on off-peak simply because you won’t have a hard time taking the best SOLO photos or ones with your friends. On its peak, you will have a bunch of photobombers with you! Probably like this one thanks to


Here are some of the best photos we’ve taken using iPhone 6, a DSLR camera, and a GoPro. Take note that we have decided not to intensively edit the photos (most of them unedited actually) so you can see the raw flower beauty. What you see here is what you will see there for real!




Find the best angles, and you’ll end up with these cool shots!






There’s also this cute windmill in there they call the area “Little Amsterdam”. Soon, that particular area will rise a different breed of flowers where seeds are brought from Amsterdam! That’s one to watch out for in the -Ber months.




Then, you can complete your Sirao experience by getting some cool memorabilia, a cold cup of Buko Salad Juice (we liked it a lot!), or a sweet corn on stick available on the souvenir store downstairs.


Overall, it was quite an amazing experience. John already had his share of an TULIPS farm shoot when he traveled in Canada, and THIS, is our own cute version of it! Pay a visit soon, we’ll be back once the flowers are in full bloom! Pit Senyor!

Sinulog 2016 Partying Survival Guide: Events, Tips, Schedule

Last Updated: January 6, 2016, 3:14PM. This page will constantly update to complete all details you will need in attending parties around Sinulog week.

Pit Senyor again!

It’s my 3rd year to attend Sinulog! Yey! And John’s… well, Nth. It was so much fun attending the mother of all festivals. And there are waaayy too many things you can do during your stay in Cebu, mostly eating and checking great places around.

But each of us must choose a path, and we’re taking the pretty much balanced version: 40% tradition, 40% partying, 20% Cebu adventures.

We are all aware that the 2016 edition of Sinulog Festival seemed a little bit more strict. Sinulog Foundation, Inc. has restricted street parties on the official Streetdance Festival Route (The “Carousel”).


While the said foundation did not disclose the complete reason why they made it that way, we both assumed the following reasons:

  • Tourists from all over the country were getting the festival dancers DRUNK! Yes that’s right. Pretty irresponsible huh? Imagine all the hardwork and effort (some contingents rehearse a full choreo for almost half-year!) to deliver a perfect routine to celebrate Sto. Nino de Cebu, and then voila! You’re just gonna give them alcohol shots throughout.
  • Drunk people passes out on the dance route. There have been a couple of photos on the internet showing a bunch of guys and girls sleeping on the streets and it brought mixed reactions from the netizens especially from the ones living in Cebu. Some slept on the festival route. Not cool.

If you haven’t read our Cebu Sinulog Tips Survival Guide, take some time to check it out. Those are the basics! Now here’s some additional points to ponder for this year’s Sunday big day!

Prepare A Disposable, Thick Footwear

As part of our observation during the past 2 years, we were on a “perfect attendance” of getting our foot cut mildly from the broken bottles around the streets. This is possible especially when you bring yourself on that baseline walkway (and possibly a stampede), and people lead your feet to the bangketa, which usually has those dangerous sharp pieces ready for their victims. Best is to wear a durable shoes, but something that’s not hard to wash from all the paint and stains after the big day.

Don’t Solo If You Get Drunk Easily

Make sure you have the entire gang with you so you don’t end up waking up on a public establishment at 5am.

Eat. Pray. Party. Love

I will have to mention this again. You got at least 3 nights to eat all Cebu’s delicacies, drink all the alcohol you’d like, and dance ’til all lights are out. Why not spend at least an hour to pay homage to Sto. Nino de Cebu, the very reason why the festival exists in the first place?

Don’t Trust The Wide Open Spaces In A Crowded Area

It’s because those spaces will either contain: A huge amount of broken bottles; canal and the burak; or a drunk person. So just keep and walk in flow with the crowd.


Locked and loaded for the week’s events? Here are the definitive list of this year’s Sinulog events you can spend the entire evening partying out!


LifeDance Cebu 2016

Probably one of the biggest events to watch out for with the biggest lineup of local and international DJs. New World Sound from Australia, Tom Swoon from Poland, Felguk from Brazil, and DJ Snake from France, and a whole lot more. Happening in San Pedro Calungsod Shrine Area in SRP on January 15, 2016. For more info and tickets, visit

Jungle Circuit Party Sinulog

Checkout Hyper Club Roof, the Club that Jungle Circuit Party will invade this SINULOG Friday, January 15, 2016. Choose your Table and Call the Jungle Hotline at 09178615747 or message us at Buy your tickets now for PhP300 only at SM Ticket Centers Nationwide or online ( Featuring DJs Travis Monsod, Marc Marasigan, Jay Santos, Toy Armada, Brian Cua, Cal Soesanto, Ed, MC Orion and Martin Buen! UNLEASH THE ANIMAL WITHIN!


Paintensity Year 3

Because you asked for it, we’re bringing it back! ETC PAINTensity is heading to Cebu in January! Keep it here at Our Travel Dates for more details.



Get wild, get wild again, and get foamed! Phenom Productions presents #GetFoamed, happening at Escario Central starting 8PM on January 16th.

BroadkastPH Sinulog 2016 Foam Party


The wildest FOAM PARTY in the heart of Metro Cebu. 106.7 Home Radio Cebu x LIGHTBULB PROJECT with Ginebra San Miguel, Inc. – Primera Light Brandy brings you “BROADKASTPH SINULOG 2016”. Come and join us on January 16, 2016 at CAP Theater Cebu – PARKING LOT and witness a party like no other. Lots of surprises and giveaways are up for grabs just for you. Tickets are sold for php250 with FREE Sinulog shirt (until January 10 only).

Ditch Saturday Pool Party


It’s an all-out pool party in Mactan! Gather your friends and bring out your best swimwear as Phenom Productions and Waterfront Hotel and Casino bring you DITCH SATURDAY, happening on Aquarius on the 16th of January. For reservations, contact 09173238000.


Invasion Cebu 2016

The Invasion Tour is coming home to where it all started: the Sinulog Festival in Cebu! Get ready to experience a wide range of Filipino talent plus a couple guests from the Netherlands, who will be introducing new music and a new sound to the experience. There will probably be a new sound system so to insure that I don´t damage my ears I´ll make sure to bring along the earplugs I was recommended from this earplug advice for concert goers.

Get your paint and whistles ready, gather all your friends and see you in Cebu! Priiititit!

Book your tickets online at

HyperWonderland Cebu 2016


Hyper Cebu and JCI Cebu Inc., present you Hyperwonderland Sinulog 2016. It’s a neon rave party happening on 17th January 2016 (Sunday) at the Vibo Place in Escario Street. General Admission tickets are priced at P250.00 while VIP is at P1,300.00. Tickets are sold at Red Mango (4th floor) in Ayala Center Cebu.

Sensation Sinulog 2016

Just imagine the banderitas blown by the high speed winds and listening to orchestral version of Sinulog. Here it is! More details coming really soon.

Let’s all be a little bit more responsible this year, and we’ll make Sinulog an even funner, celebratory, bigger for each and everyone. That’s whether you are a party junkie, or simply a festival fan. See you!

Waking Up From A Long Blogging Nap

What a long blog hiatus it was, so we’re coming back with a huge blast!


It’s been almost 4 months of unwritten stories here at our LGBT couple travel blog, and it made us feel bad that we weren’t able to share the wonderful experience we’ve had during this year.

But we’ll cut this story short: WE ARE BACK! And here’s what in store for our still loyal readers!


  • Cebu’s Temple of Leah
  • SM Seaside City Cebu as in opens!
  • Beauty of Bataan Beaches
  • Sirao Flower Garden
  • Sinulog 2016
  • Ayala Triangle Gardens
  • and many more!

So we’d like to ask for a small favor to please also follow our travel journey on Instagram at Let’s do this!

2015 Updated List Of Items Prohibited In Philippine Flights

Recently, the Department of Transportation and Communications-Office of Transportation Security has released an updated list of prohibited items that applies to flights originating from here in the Philippines.

The memorandum, MC2015-02 posted by the Office for Transportation Security, says around 7 categories of items are not allowed in the flight, cabin or check-in.

Here’s an infographic rundown of what you can pack for your next travel:


But of course, there are exceptions. Such as medications, baby milk/food and special delivery requirement.

Have a safe and happy trip! Don’t forget to share this to your travel buddies!

Visit San Remigio Before Bantayan Island In Cebu! Here’s Why.

Every year, John spends his Holy Week paying respect to their family Saint image, Saint Mary Magdalene. This year, I was give a chance to come with him to observe the week together with his relatives.


It was our main plan to come to Bantayan Island after celebrating Easter Sunday. We are all aware that during Holy Week, Bantayan Island is expected to draw huge crowd from different cities and provinces, spending silent moments with family and friends compared to the party-driven beaches of Puerto Galera and Boracay during the same week.

But before you even take that ferry ride to Bantayan, have you noticed that there’s an unspoiled beach shore on your left? That’s San Remigio!

And here’s all that you need to know for you to pack your bags and go:

1. San Remigio has the longest shoreline of any municipality in Cebu. There are several beach resorts, as well as public beaches with long stretches of white sand. I myself thought that it came as a huge surprise. Take a look at these photos and you might easily think we’re already in Bantayan, but we’re not.


2. San Remigio is your gateway to Bantayan Island. The port of Hagnaya offers a frequent ferry service to Bantayan Island. The next time we go to Bantayan together, I’ll make sure to spend an overnight here first for a quick unwind. The abundant coconut trees makes it a beautiful, unspoiled beach environment. Plus, you can even light up a bonfire almost everywhere! How cool is that!

Take a look at this map so you can easily identify where San Remigio is:

3. Travel here on off-peak season and you’re in for a very serene experience. You might find the beach waters super clear. But if you want a stress-free, silent and relaxing vacation, come to SanRem preferably on Mondays – Thursdays of the Holy Week, never Friday to Sunday. Or better yet, on off-peak season, or else you’re in for a very sociable crowd. Look.


4. Expensive exotic seafood is extremely cheap in San Remigio! And it’s a big plus for me as a seafood lover. Few days ago, I was able to try out that shell meat in Cebu City. They said it costs only around P10 – P15 each in SanRem! Also, their version of halaan (clam) is freakin’ huge I saw one as large as my fist for the first time here!


5. San Remigio beach resorts offers the same experience you’d want on any other beaches. Island hopping, snorkeling, sports games like basketball, volleyball, badminton, and even golf! During our stay, we even found a “bakal” gym where you can pump yourself up before drenching yourself for just… TEN PESOS! Amazing!

6. Cap the day with a remarkable view of the sunset. SanRem beach is also facing center east, similar to Boracay. So expect a great sunset view in the afternoon!


How To Go To San Remigio From Cebu City

Catch a bus from the North Bus Terminal heading to Hagnaya. It will roughly cost you around P120.00. The trip will take an average of 2-4 hours. This bus will pass by San Remigio before Hagnaya.

Ready to spend a vacation in San Remigio? Here’s a quick guide to the resorts where you can book for a night or two before making your way to Bantayan:

Where To Stay in San Remigio

Casa del Mar Golf & Dive Hotel
-Bancasan, San Remigio, Cebu
-Tel. Nos. (63-32)435-2222 & 435-2225
-E-mail Address:

Elegant Beach Resort
-Anapog, San Remigio, Cebu
-(63-32) 254-1601 or 412-4928

San Remigio Beach Club
-Tambongon, San Remigio, Cebu
-Tel Nos. (63-32) 435-2030 & 435-2119

Warren Beach Resort
-Punta, San Remigio, Cebu
-Tel. No. (63-32) 435-9111

Hard Rock Resort
-Victoria, San Remigio, Cebu
-Tel No. (63-32)412-2887
-Cell. No. 0927-9758636

Hagnaya Beach Resort (To be updated)

Cultural Center (To be updated)

So get going and pay a visit to Cebu’s longest shoreline soon. We promise it’ll be worth the long travel time.

P.S. This is where we took this “Beer Vaccum” shot, featured in some blogs this year! Make yours too!


Happy summer!

Your Definitive Guide To Labor Day Boracay 2015 Events

Ready to party hard as you showoff your curves this summer at the hottest place you’ll ever be on a Labor Day weekend?


Then check out these parties and events that you should not miss this year:

1. Epic Boracay x Valkyrie’s Labor Day Weekend:


2. Sunkissed Boracay: 24/7 Party Series

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Stay tuned for more coming this April. Bookmark this page for updates! See you on the sands this May!


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