How I Visited Italy Straight From Riyadh By Car (Piatto)

The movie “Eat Pray Love” has always inspired me to globetrot but I only remained inspired, to date. The reason is financial constraints as usual for a commoner like me. Besides, yours truly is just a simple traveler who exploits ordinary, available places around him. That being said I will grab every opportunity to travel to…

Boys’ Night Out Reloaded (Applebee’s)

A payday is probably the most important day for every Filipino working overseas. This is the time when we do our major monetary obligation for our families and the home country. Thanks to the remittance arm of Bank Abilad for providing the international remittance service we need. By practice, when that day falls on a Thursday,…

A Haven for Chocoholics: “dip ‘n dip”

It was the start of winter last year when I and some friends went to Riyadh Gallery. That was when I first saw this chocolate store called “dip ‘n dip“. I was scouting around the food court for something to stuff in my sac after shopping when I passed by it. The store made quite…

Boys’ Night Out Redefined & Reworded

Coffee breaks have become an important part of our routine in the office and we (colleagues and friends) usually do it before settling to our workstations in the morning and a few minutes after lunchtime. The picture of the blathers that come from this break make it more fun; it adds social value to the group’s bond. After…

A Gustatory New Year At Tokyo Restaurant

Christmas or New Year is something I never celebrated since I got to Saudi Arabia in April 2012—until I broke the monotony last 31 December 2014. Out of the blue, I felt the need to go outside the cubbyhole. The first thing that came to mind when I thought of how to celebrate it is…

Heaven On A Plate (Applebee’s)

Back in the summer of 2009, I chomped on grilled belly strips of pink salmon during an island hopping adventure in Zambales. Never forgot that delectable taste of the meat since. I came to a point of craving it every week for a few months. When I say craving I meant cooking. Then time came when…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Texture is probably the most critical quality attribute of all fruits, whether it is to assess ripeness or functional performance in their processed forms. Coupled with color in its aesthetic sense, it can turn fruits exquisitely appealing to the eyes. Furthermore, it is commonly associated as the norm for the acceptable state, feel, and taste of fruits especially the…

A Perfect Estival Treat

Here in Saudi Arabia, summer has started last April and is now in its driest month (June). As this weather nears its peak (August), my appetite for oily and protein rich foods loses more and more. My craving for the dog days of the season turned into something cold, sweet, and trophic. Nothing could better…

“Memoir” Of Manoosha

In our workplace, I am in charge of the big wheels’ food—for breakfast and lunch—each time that monthly meeting takes place. I witnessed them change food for lunch from time to time but there is this one that became like a constant for breakfast. After two years, it is safe to say that this particular…