And then they burst into a song! – a “Pitch Perfect 2” movie review

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 18) – If you are looking for a movie with a coherent storyline, a movie that is relevant to modern issues, an movie full of insights, then this is not that movie. What is it is a movie that is sublimely fun to watch and, of course full of astounding musical performances. Fans of the first “Pitch Perfect” movie will not be disappointed with the newest installment of […]

Beyond Mothers’ Day…

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service – May 7) – Every second Sunday of May, people around the world celebrate Mothers’ Day – a special day to show your appreciation to the most important woman of your life. But is one day enough? Remember that this woman carried you inside her body for nine months. That she stopped doing what she may have wanted because it may put you in danger while you are inside […]

He is still our hero

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 6) – Like everyone else, I am one of the countless who were disappointed when the Pambansang Kamao, Manny Pacquiao, lose to his arch-rival Floyd Mayweather, Jr., in what was touted as the fight of the century. I must confess that I am  not really a boxing fan, but like many Filipinos I have been drawn to the story of Pacquiao – a story most of us is […]

Mountain-climbing as a metaphor for life, universe and everything… (Warning: Melodrama)

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 4) – It was still dark when the group decided to go up the mountain on our second day in Nagsasa. We trekked the long, sandy beach on our way to the foot of the mountain, and once we reached it, the climbing – with its accompanying epiphany -started. As I negotiated the steep path, the first thing that flashed in my mind is regret – regret that […]

Sun, surf and sand… Adventures in Nagsasa Cove, Zambales

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 4) – The first of May usually sees crowds of people taking advantage of the holiday to go to the nearest beach and have fun in the sand, soak up the sun’s rays while listening to the sound of the surf. Boracay, Puerto Galera, Caramoan… these are just some of the popular tourist destinations during Labor Day, but if you want to traverse the road less traveled, just […]

An adventure in Anawangin cove

By Aimee V. Mendoza “TRAVEL and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” It was quoted by Seneca, a Roman Stoic Philosopher. That’s why, I and my four office buddies, despite conflicting schedules and tight-budget days, strove hard to make an adventure happen and traveled to Anawangin cove in Iba, Zambales. The afternoon travel We had arrived at the bus station at 9am Saturday morning, but we had to wait for the bus […]

Summer vacation do’s and don’ts

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 4) – Just spent a weekend at Nagsasa Cove in Zambales. The serene isolation combined with pristine beauty made it one of the highlights of my vacation. Of course, my little summer experience left me with little lessons that I will now share to ensure that you have your own perfect summer vacation. These are in no particular order. 1. Do contact someone regarding parking space, boat rental […]

So, will you still drink milk tea?

By Jay Paul Carlos QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News April 20) – Undoubtedly one of the fastest food fads to take over the country is the milk tea craze. As more and more Pinoys got hooked to the delicious taste, more and more milk tea stores and booths opened up until you cannot walk a few yards without stumbling into one. Literally, anywhere you go, you can satisfy your craving for milk tea. Until the […]