Reviews

Sharing my experiences to the rest.

Tech Review: ASUS PA90 Mini PC / PA34V Monitor

The awesome guys at ASUS PH lent this rig set up for me to tinker with over the past 2 weeks. Using it was nothing short of a dream. I’m […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Cafe Review: Antipodean

One thing I love about living in the Legazpi Village area is having access to neighborhood cafes on foot. We’ve seen a couple come and go over the years, and […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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SDCC 2018: Preview Night

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Asus Pro Art PA32UC Monitor Review

The awesome guys at ASUS lent me this monitor to use for a few weeks. I would let the video speak for itself. No use having to write so much […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Tokyo Game Show

So yeah, the following week I find myself in Japan again. This time it’s for the Tokyo Game Show. It was one of those “research” trips I had to do […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Tokyo Trip 2017

As usual, we make that yearly trip to Tokyo for the Asian Open. I didn’t get to bring home the bacon this year, but it was all fun competing either […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Asia Pop Comic Con 2017

Here’s my photo dump of APCC 2017. I know it’s a late entry, but better late than never right? One thing that impressed me this year was the NetFlix booth. […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Baguio Bandwagon Part 2

We went up to Baguio again some time ago, and decided to stay in a more central part of the city. In theory this would’ve been great. But the reality […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Cafe Crawl: Forest House

A quick trip to Baguio one particular weekend, and we thought of dropping one of the city’s popular stops, Forest House. It’s already fixture among tourists who visit the city, […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Tech Review: ASUS Pro Art 329

The nice folks over at ASUS lent over this amazing monitor for me to test out for a couple of weeks. To start things off, I was never really the super […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell

This is by no means a apologist letter to how Ghost in the Shell is being treated by critics. But given the kind of material, you can somewhat understand the […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Travel Bug: Hanoi and Halong Bay (Vietnam)

Getting Out of the Airport Our flight arrived at the airport a bit past midnight. We managed get out of the arrival gate by 1AM, and nothing was open, except […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Travel Bug: Landers Superstore

You know you are of certain age when you enjoy going to the grocery. This was one of those Sundates with the wife. We thought of exploring this new members […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Travel Bug: Bencab Art Gallery

It was one of those weekends when we just thought of spending it in Baguio. On our way back down, we decided to stop by the Bencab Museum. It was […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Early on when Dream Works announced they finally secured the rights to Ghost in the Shell, my mind just flipped out over the idea of having a serious anime franchise make […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Travel Bug: Production I.G. Store

Last time I was in Tokyo back in March, the Production I.G. Store wasn’t around, so this was something I had to visit when I got back last September.  From […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Anime Review (IMHO): Macross Delta

*** SPOILER ALERT *** Songs and music have been integral in the Macross saga. Every iteration, much like other franchises (e.g. Final Fantasy) would have common elements that make its […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Cafe Crawl: Pink’s Hotdogs

One weekend in the middle of Pokemon hunting with the wife, we decided to stop by Pink’s for a quick lunch. Pink’s is one of the established niche fast food […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Asia Pop Comic Con 2016

APCC is probably the closest to a US-based con as you could experience here in Manila. From the guest line-up down to the con floor setup, it has the vibe […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Movie Review (IMHO): Final Fantasy Kingsglaive

*** THIS IMHO REVIEW HAS A LOT SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK *** I am big Final Fantasy fan. I’ve started the game from FF III (VI in Japan), […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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San Diego Comic Con 2016: In Retrospect

Every summer (in the US) marks a special time among geeks. This is when the select ones make this pilgrimage to San Diego for biggest geek orgy of pop culture. Ironically despite […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Movie Review (IMHO): Suicide Squad

*** BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, THIS LITTLE OPINION PIECE OF MINE IS SPOILERS-LACED. DON’T BITCH ABOUT IT IF YOU GO ON READING. *** I’m not the type to get affected by critic’s […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Travel Bug: Tokyo 2016 Visual Diary

Going to Japan has always been a creative pilgrimage for me every year and I never get tired taking pictures of this city.  So this is a visual diary of […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Travel Bug: Nakasendo Highway (Japan 2016)

Nakasendo is one of the old foot highways that connected Kyoto to Tokyo during the Edo Period (Tokugawa).  While the rest of the known highways modernized into Shinkansen and/or highway […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Travel Bug: Pico de Loro Cruise

When you say you went on a cruise, most would imagine riding this big ocean liner for weeks around the Caribbean. This trip may not be feeding to the grandeur […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Cafe Crawl: Local Edition

This is one of those neighborhood cafes I keep on seeing while walking around, but never got to spend time in. So one afternoon, I took my curiosity here to […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Cafe Crawl: Starbucks (Twin Lakes)

It’s cliche to review a Starbucks store given they’ve sprouted around town like mushrooms (and everybody knows the menu), but this particular one in Twin Lakes caught my attention for […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Travel Bug: Balay Celina (Batangas)

If you’re looking for a house to rent in Punta Fuego (Batangas), this place is highly recommended. Great for big families and even small-scale team building outings for some companies. […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Cafe Crawl: Bag of Beans (Twin Lakes)

Okay, so this is not your typical Cafe Crawl since you would have to trek about 1.5 hours (on good traffic conditions) out of Manila for this. I know Bag […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Cafe Crawl: Go Bento

  It’s found in the middle of Bonifacio High Street, right across the Nike store. For it’s kind, it sticks out like a sore thumb from the rest of the […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Travel Photography

Travel photography has always been therapeutic and a great source of inspiration. You get to explore new places, meet new people and create a unique sense of reality through the images you […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Travel Bug: Estancia, Tagaytay

Every now and then I would write stuff on food and travel when I feel like it, so this is one of those articles. It was one of those sudden […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Shooting Food

Shooting food has always been one of my favorite genres, I just don’t get to blog or post about it much. Sharing some stuff we’ve done in the past year. […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Travel Bug: Osaka and Kyoto

Japan has become a semi-regular pilgrimage for me (with the wife in tow), for the past few vacations we get to take out of the country. It’s my first time […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Nakasendo Way – Old Japan Highway

Now this is something I want to try next time I’m in Japan. Nakasendo Way is the old Japanese highway that used to link Tokyo and Kyoto during the Edo […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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Tokyo: Inspiration City

Tokyo never ceases to inspire me. It’s a city that has both feet planted in reality and fantasy. For most Japanese, Tokyo may be a normal place in their daily […]Check out my youtube channel for your regular glimpse behind the scenes! While you’re at it, drop buy the online store and get goodies from your favorite models!

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