Five ways Saltitude, Anilao will make your next beach vacay your best ever

Urban life is not a piece of cake for us city slickers, is it? Hectic schedules and those infernal traffic jams do take a toll on our dispositions, and sometimes, even on our physical health.

Sometimes, don’t you just wish you could hie off somewhere, hibernate for a while and luxuriate in peace and quiet? Or how about taking a break from being a desk warrior and be out in the sun, getting your muscles in motion doing something fun? How about spending time with the people you love away from the stresses of city life?

Well, guess what: you can do all these and more at Saltitude Dive & Beach Resort, one of the trendiest vacay spots to enter the Anilao beach scene.

Saltitude Environment

Saltitude Environment

Saltitude Environment

Spend your beach vacation at Saltitude and you’ll be bringing home not just a great tan but also a lot of great memories. How? Well, let me count the ways:

One: Whimsically decorated rooms get you in your vacay groove.

Each of Saltitude’s fully air-conditioned rooms is named, furnished and decorated according to the things you can do at the beach in or out of the water. The beddings, curtains and unique DIY tchotchkes are all in keeping with the room’s theme. Each door and some of the wall art are also hand-painted by the owners.

Check them out:

Twin-sharing rooms perfect for intimate trips of couples or BFFs.

Dive.

Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Dive Room

Snorkle.

Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Snorkel

Kayak.

Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Kayak

Fall in Love.

Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Fall in Love

Saltitude Tchotchkes

Talk.

Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Talk

Triple-sharing rooms or huts well-suited for a small family or group.

Sail.

Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Sail

Saltitude Tchotchkes

Chill.

Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Chill

Saltitude Chill

Saltitude Tchotchkes

Sun-bathe.

Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Sun-bathe

And a family room that can accommodate a larger number of guests.

Party.

Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Party

Saltitude Party

Saltitude Party

Two: A whole gamut of outdoor activities lets you make the most of the sun and waves

Co-owners Malou Eaparrago and Jake Calangi are both dive enthusiasts and they let their guest take full advantage of their diving expertise and the resort’s proximity to some of Anilao’s best dive sites.

In fact, newbie divers can get their PADI, RAID or SSI diving certification at the resort through Saltitude’s experienced diving instructors.

Other activities that can be enjoyed while staying at Saltitude include swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing and even trekking to nearby Mount Gulugod Baboy.

Read more details on the outdoor adventures you can have at Saltitude here.

Three: Tasty dishes and delish dining events are sure to satisfy your food cravings

Who would have thought that going to the beach will also present you an opportunity to indulge your inner foodie?

Saltitude’s restaurant aptly named bar and restaurant Mingle serves up appetizing meals using fresh and local ingredients, bar chows and even Saltitude’s very own signature cocktails.

The resort recently launched Brunchin’ at the Beach, a brunch buffet held every Saturday from 6am to 12.30pm where diners can enjoy a sumptuous and well-curated spread of dishes in line with a weekly theme cuisine, all while enjoying the cool and relaxing vibe of the Saltitude’s beach and premises.

Saltitude Brunchin’ at the Beach

Saltitude Brunchin’ at the Beach

Saltitude Brunchin’ at the Beach

Read more about Brunchin’ at the Beach here.

During summer, Saltitude holds beach barbecues every Saturday night so guest can all come together to enjoy freshly grilled meats and seafood, as well as the cool sea breezes.

Guests with special diets have no need to worry. Just indicate your dietary restrictions when you book your room and the resort will find ways to accommodate you.

Four: It gives you lots of opportunities to rest, relax and re-charge

Who says you have to have a jam-packed itinerary while at the beach?

Make the most of this escape from the stresses of city life by enjoying the scenic views or reading your favorite book while relaxing Saltitude’s beachfront loungechairs, cabanas or hammocks.

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Take this time to pamper yourself by booking a session with the resort’s accredited massage therapists.

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Consider your stay here your “me time,” and return to your city life fully refreshed, recharged and raring to face the challenges ahead.

Five: It takes its environmental footprint seriously.

Environmentally conscious guests can rest easy as Saltitude also champions environmental causes. It avoids the use of disposable plastic in its operations while also incorporating reclaimed wood and recycled items in its decor.

On September 21, it will host a beach cleanup activity where participants can help in cleaning up a portion the local coastline and divesites while also taking part in environmental lectures and mingling with like-minded guests.

At Saltitude, your beach vacation can be so much more than just some time spent away from the city. It can also be an adventure that stirs your spirit or a balm that soothes your soul.

Saltitude Dive & Beach Resort is located along Manini Road in Mabini, Batangas. To book your stay or reserve a table at the restaurant, call +63 43 4101857, +63 927 4220428 or +63 939 9088843, or email info@saltitude-anilao.com. For more details, check out its website.

Unli Korean BBQ at YumEaTeh!, Marikina

Korean barbecue fans, you definitely have something new to be happy about.

Marikina, already home to a vibrant and varied food scene, now has another place that offers all the meats, seafood and side dishes you can eat at super affordable prices.

Located at the Wood Park Food Hub along E. Santos Street, YumEaTeh! has been serving up exciting Korean barbecue packages (named after Japanese icons, of all things!) to Marikina denizens since it began operations early this year.

YumEaTeh, Marikina

As explained by the co-owners, Eric Tan and JM Alcantara, “YumEaTeh” has the same sound as the Japanese word for “stop.” They conceptualized their offers to be so filling that diners will eat their fill until they just want to stop.

YumEaTeh, Marikina

Well, let’s take a look at its much-vaunted unli meal sets, shall we?

All of these already come with soup, plain rice, chao fan (Chinese fried rice), an assortment of banchan (side dishes) like tahong (steamed mussels), lettuce, quail egg bombs, potato salad, cheesy corn, apple slaw and kimchi, not to mention an array of sauces for the meats that include cheese, gravy, chili oil, wasabi mayo, gochujang (Korean red chili paste), ponzu (Japanese sauce) and honey mustard as well as Aice ice cream treats to cap the meal.

Ninja (Php198) gives you four delicious pork flavors such as salt and pepper barbecue, gochujang marinated pork slices, tonkatsu and sisig.

YumEaTeh, Marikina

With Sempai (regularly priced at Php299 | available to YumEaTeh! Loyalty Card Holders for Php249), you can enjoy four different meat flavors that include the pork flavors included in Ninja, as well as chicken, which include salt and pepper, teriyaki and yangyeom (sweet, sour and spicy); squid, which include salt and pepper and yangyeom: and beef, which include salt and pepper, bulgogi and sukiyaki.

YumEaTeh, Marikina

Hokage (Php399), on the other hand, gives you twelve different meat flavors that include the pork, beef, chicken and squid flavors included in Sempai, as well as five-spiced boiled crab, salt and pepper shrimp and ginger garlic mussels.

YumEaTeh, Marikina

Lastly, with Hokage Supreme (Php499), you can enjoy twelve different meat flavors that include the pork, beef, chicken and squid, crab, shrimp and mussels flavors included in Hokage as well as deep-fried and butter garlic crab, butter garlic shrimp and tempura, hotpots of laksa, tantanmen and tomyum/sinigang, deep-fried squid and chicken poppers. This set also comes with a free liter of iced tea for every four people.

YumEaTeh, Marikina

All these sets are guaranteed to satisfy your K-BBQ cravings!

YumEaTeh, Marikina

Celebrating your birthday soon? Take advantage of YumEaTeh!’s Bigger, Better Birthday Promo which give you discounts on your Sempai (Php249) and Hokage Supreme (Php499) meals within ten days of your birthday depending on the number of companions you bring to YumEaTeh!:

  • One full paying adult: 20%
  • Two full paying adults: 30%
  • Three full paying adults: 50%
  • Four full paying adults: 80%
  • Five full paying adults: FREE


  • Thank you to Hungry Byaheros for extending the invitation, and to Eric Tan, JM Alcantara and the staff of YumEaTeh! for having us.

    YumEatEh! Is located at The Wood Park, E. Santos Street, Concepcion Uno, Marikina City, open Sundays to Thursdays from 11.30am to 11pm and Fridays to Saturdays from 11.30am to 11.30pm. For inquiries, call +63 966 4664907.

    YumEatEh! Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Disclosure: Together with my fellow foodies, I was invited to join a foodie meetup held here. Food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

    Check out my posts about other Korean restaurants:

    HBO hit comedy series BALLERS returns for its fifth and final season on 26 August exclusively on HBO GO and HBO

    Exploring the glamorous, often cutthroat, world of pro football through a group of past and present players striving to stay in the game, BALLERS stars Dwayne Johnson as ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s players. Created by Stephen Levinson (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) who also serves as showrunner, the hit comedy series returns for its eight-episode fifth and final season same time as the U.S. on Monday, 26 August at 10.30am, exclusively on HBO GO and HBO. The episode encores on the same day at 10pm on HBO.

    This season finds Spencer (Johnson) settling into retirement and reflecting on his past, when an offer that’s too good to refuse comes his way and sends him back into the lion’s den, this time as a team owner. In the wake of his split with Spencer, an ambitious Joe (Rob Corddry) gambles aggressively to make Sports X greater than ever with the help of his new partner, Lance (Russell Brand). Meanwhile, Ricky (John David Washington) has a startling setback that forces him to consider a new kind of future and tests his physical, mental and emotional resolve; Charles (Omar Miller) learns that being a general manager means getting your hands dirty; Vernon (Donovan W. Carter) shifts his focus to his love of professional gaming despite Reggie’s (London Brown) wariness; and Jason (Troy Garity) decides to take his career to the next level.

    Other returning cast regulars include John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Omar Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown and Brittany S. Hall.

    Returning guest stars include Russell Brand, Carl McDowell, Jazmyn Simon, Jay Glazer, Mark Schlereth, Robert Wisdom, Richard Schiff, Steven Weber and Emayatzy Corinealdi.

    New guest stars for season five include Catherine Haena Kim, Odell Beckham Jr., Melvin Gordon, Rick Fox, Mikey Alfred, Randy Couture, DeAndre Hopkins, Derwin James, Von Miller, Malcolm Jenkins and Dante Fowler, Jr.

    Upcoming episodes:

    Episode #501 (season 5, episode 1): “Protocol is for Losers”
    Debut date: Monday, 29 August at 10.30am on HBO GO and HBO.
    While peacefully enjoying retirement and reflecting on his past, Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) gets a tantalising offer. A year after splitting with Spencer, Joe (Rob Corddry) eyes a big swing at Sports X with his new partner, Lance (Russell Brand). Ricky (John David Washington) finds himself in hot water with Charles (Omar Miller), and Vernon (Donovan W. Carter) considers a life change, much to Reggie’s (London Brown) chagrin. Written by Stephen Levinson & Rob Weiss; directed by Chloe Domont.

    Episode #502 (season 5, episode 2): “Must Be the Shoes”
    Debut date: Monday, 2 September at 10.35am on HBO GO and HBO.
    After learning of competing owner offers, Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) engages with past allies. Joe (Rob Corddry) is tasked with apologising for creating a hostile work environment with the help of Kate (Catherine Haena Kim), a sharp Sports X exec. Ricky (John David Washington) and Vernon (Donovan W. Carter) each consider different kinds of futures, while Charles (Omar Miller) tries to hide some unwelcome news. Written by Rob Weiss & Stephen Levinson; directed by Chloe Domont.

    Episode #503 (season 5, episode 3): “Copernicursed”
    Debut date: Monday, 9 September at 10.35am on HBO GO and HBO.
    Just as Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) reaches out to him with the job of a lifetime, Jason (Troy Garity) gets an interesting counteroffer from Joe (Rob Corddry). Vernon (Donovan W. Carter) has a tryout at an e-sports company and Reggie (London Brown) bemoans his position at Sports X. Ricky (John David Washington) turns to old ways to deal with his new situation. Charles (Omar Miller) considers a solution to another headache. Written by Stephen Levinson & Rob Weiss; directed by Chloe Domont.

    Episode #504 (season 5, episode 4): “Municipal”
    Debut date: Monday, 16 September at 10.40am on HBO GO and HBO.
    Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) settles into his new position and makes a potentially unpopular decision. With Sports X teetering on the edge financially, Joe (Rob Corddry) gets sidetracked with his personal life. Ricky (John David Washington) tries his hand in the media and voices his true feelings about an ally. Reggie (London Brown) comes to Vernon (Donovan W. Carter) with a proposal that will make them both happy. Written by Rob Weiss & Stephen Levinson; directed by Rob Weiss.

    Episode #505 (season 5, episode 5): “Crumbs”
    Debut date: Monday, 23 September at 10.35am on HBO GO and HBO.
    Spencer faces pressure from all sides as he fights for Kisan. Ricky (John David Washington) gets mixed feedback about his radio show. Reggie (London Brown), Vernon (Donovan W. Carter) and Lance (Russell Brand) struggle to convince Joe (Rob Corddry) to invest in a new business. Charles (Omar Miller) works hard to land a big player. Jason (Troy Garity) goes through tough negotiations with the Anderson brothers. Written by Stephen Levinson & Rob Weiss; directed by Rob Weiss.

    Episode #506 (season 5, episode 6): “Entertainment”
    Debut date: Monday, 30 September at 10.30am on HBO GO and HBO.
    In the wake of an unexpected tragedy, Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) prepares for his first owners meeting. While trying to balance work and his relationship with Kate (Catherine Haena Kim), Joe (Rob Corddry) decides to go on Ricky’s (John David Washington) radio show. Charles (Omar Miller) deals with an unexpected health crisis in the middle of his busiest time at work. Vernon (Donovan W. Carter), Reggie (London Brown) and Lance (Russell Brand) try to recruit a trio of gaming siblings for their new league. Jason (Troy Garity) celebrates his anniversary. Written by Jason Lew; directed by Simon Cellan Jones.

    Episode #507 (season 5, episode 7): “Who Wants a Lollipop”
    Debut date: Monday, 7 October at 10.30am on HBO GO and HBO.
    When Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) returns to the Sports X offices to work out a major player deal, he and Joe (Rob Corddry) air past grievances and later, Spencer makes a big public statement that’s sure to have consequences. Charles (Omar Miller) mulls over a new deal from Werner after getting a wakeup call about his health. Ricky (John David Washington) gets defensive in a meeting with a Hollywood bigwig who has ambitious plans for his future. Vernon (Donovan W. Carter), Reggie (London Brown) and Lance (Russell Brand) arrive at their first Esports tournament as underdogs. Written by Rob Weiss & Stephen Levinson; directed by Simon Cellan Jones.

    Episode #508 (season 5, episode 8): “Players Only”
    Debut date: Monday, 14 October at 10.30am on HBO GO and HBO.
    Despite having a bullseye on his back, Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) refuses to back down in his fight for the league’s players. Joe (Rob Corddry) embraces a new state of mind as he finds peace with himself. Julie (Jazmyn Simon) encourages Charles (Omar Miller) to take care of unfinished business. Ricky (John David Washington) decides to strike out on his own with his latest project. Reggie (London Brown) takes the next step in his career, with some encouragement from Vernon (Donovan W. Carter). Written by Stephen Levinson & Rob Weiss; directed by Chloe Domont.

    Season five credits: BALLERS was created by Stephen Levinson; executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Rob Weiss, Karyn McCarthy and Julian Farino; supervising producers; Janace Tashjian, Rashard Mendenhall and Steve Baker; producers Julie Camino, David Levinson, Denis Biggs, Colby Parker Jr., Don J. Hug, Tommy Armour IV; co-producers, Sarah Potts, Natalie Lindeman and Olivier Arnesen. Stephen Levinson serves as showrunner.

    HBO is available on SKYcable Ch. 54 SD/Ch. 168 HD (For Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Lipa-Batangas) or on Ch. 402 SD/710 HD (For Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo). SKYdirect subscribers can watch it on Ch. 22 HD. HBO Original Series as well as live channels are also available for streaming on HBO GO which is exclusively available to SKY subscribers. To subscribe, call 418-0000 or your local SKY office or visit www.mysky.com.ph.

    Show details and image provided by HBO in a recent press release.

    Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

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    Catch-up JaDine’s “Revolution” Concert on SKYcable PPV

    JaDine fans are in for a nostalgic treat as the love team’s much-talked about major concert last year, “Revolution: The Jadine Concert” held at the Araneta Coliseum airs on SKYcable VIP Access Pay-Per-View this month.

    SKYcable Pay-per-View

    Catch James Reid and Nadine Lustre in an explosive show that also featured performances by the G-Force Dancers, the duo’s squad made up of Brett Jackson, Sam Concepcion, and Kiana Valenciano, and Sarah Geronimo, whom James starred with in last year’s “Miss Granny”.

    JaDine fans will also be delighted to catch the couple’s hit romance drama “Never Not Love You” where Nadine Lustre won her best actress award from Gawad Urian for her role in this movie. A fateful meeting between the probinsyana lass Joanne and carefree graphic artist Gio that leads to romance and a deep relationship. But as reality begins to kick in, the two are forced to make life choices and sacrifices.

    Subscribers can catch JaDine’s concert and movies plus two other bonus movies: “Man and Wife” and “Exit Point” in high definition on TV or on any device via SKY On Demand. To subscribe, SKY Fiber and SKYcable subscribers may call 4180000, text PPV <Account No.> to 23662 or visit mysky.com.ph/vipaccess. SKYdirect subscribers may visit their nearest dealers.

    This movie bundle is available until Aug 25 for only P30 for a 5-day access.

    SKY subscribers can also catch the tenth edition of Mr. World pageant live this August 23 at the Araneta Coliseum and cheer for JB Saliba as he represents the Philippines in the international male pageant.

    SKYcable Pay-per-View

    SKYcable and SKYdirect subscribers can access Mr. World 2019 pageant via SKY VIP Access Pay-Per-View and watch the event live and in high definition this August 23 at 8PM for only P449 with replays until September 1. To subscribe, SKY Fiber and SKYcable subscribers may call 4180000, text PPV <Account No.> to 23662 or visit mysky.com.ph/mrworld2019. SKYdirect subscribers may visit their nearest dealers.

    Show details and images provided by SKYcable in a recent press release.

    Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

    JobStream gears up to help jobseekers find their dream job

    How would you describe your dream job?

    If you’re fresh out of college, you might want your first job to give you a proper introduction to the working world.

    If you’re already working, you might want your next gig to provide you with more challenging responsibilities, higher pay, a change of scene or an easier commute from home to the office.

    Fortunately, a new service recently set up its operations in the country to help you on your journey to your dream job: JobStream.

    JobStream app

    JobStream app

    JobStream is an online job portal that connects jobseekers and volunteers with potential employers and NGOs seeking their skills.

    Its founder and CEO Maridel Mampusti seeks to provide local job seekers with endless opportunities for personal and professional growth through work experiences in top-notch companies and worthwhile causes.

    JobStream app

    To start using JobStream, simply follow these steps:

    • Download the JobStream App from Apple Store or Google Play
    • Register and confirm your email address
    • Build your jobseeker profile
    • Once your jobseeker profile is in place, you can begin searching and applying to available jobs.

      Jobstream app

      Aside from position, industry and company, jobs can also be searched according to location, a boon to those seeking to work closer to home. And since this is an online platform, you can apply to vacancies anytime and anywhere using your computer or mobile device.

      Jobstream app

      JobStream also has a suite of cool features that make it easier for jobseekers like to apply to their chosen vacancies:

      • Upload your resume from your computer, mobile device, Google Drive, One Drive or Drop Box
      • Indicate skills, credentials and personal traits that will help you stand out from your competitors
      • Upload your video resume wherein you can highlight your speaking skills and upbeat personality
      • Get updated in industry and career trends through the articles published on the site.

      So, as you can see, your path to your dream job is a lot easier, thanks to JobStream.

      Jobstream app

      For more details about JobStream, visit its website or follow it on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter.

      Together with other lifestyle bloggers, I attended JobStream’s launch event held at Dong Juan Marikina. Many thanks to Maridel and Danes of JobStream for having us!

      Jobstream app

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    Rediscovering Pinoy Street Food at Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    The Filipino street food scene is quite storied and vibrant, a showcase of the Pinoy’s creativity and resourcefulness.

    Similar to the street food of other countries, many of its dishes came about as a matter of necessity. During the Spanish occupation, most of the prime cuts of meat were reserved for the colonizers, leaving the innards for the natives. And somehow, they made these “undesirable” ingredients palatable through creative preparation and cooking techniques.

    At Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ, diners can rediscover these delicacies in a pleasant al fresco setting. Located in one of Marikina’s suburban areas, Mang Ding’s was named after owner Dindo Cleofas’ father. Together with his wife and co-owner Dotie, he has been operating this restaurant for over a year now, providing a cleaner and more comfortable way to satisfy the cravings of Pinoy street food fans.

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    My foodie friends from #WeLoveToEatPH and #SaanSaPH and I recently visited Mang Ding’s and feasted on its tasty offerings, which include:

    BBQ Platter (Php499). Platters of assorted barbecue such as Pork BBQ, BBQ Chicken, Tenga ng Baboy, Gizzard, Chicken Tail, Isaw Manok and Isaw Baboy.

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    BBQ Liempo (Php155). Slices of pork belly marinated in salt and pepper, then grilled and chopped before serving.

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    BBQ Boneless Bangus Overload (Php200). Grilled deboned milkfish topped with tomatoes and onions.

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Dinakdakan (Php160). An Ilokano dish similar to sisig which uses grilled liempo tossed in a mayo sauce with onions and green chilis.

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Ensaladang Mangga (Php75). The local salad of chopped tomatoes and onions served with slices of greem mango and house-made bagoong (shrimp paste).

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Ensaladang Dulong (Php100). Crispy dulong fish mixed into ensalada.

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Sizzling Corn (Php145). Buttered corn kernels topped with melted cheese served on a sizzling plate.

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    And we enjoyed all these with a Beer Bucket (Php300), six bottles of our preferred drink, apple-flavored San Miguel Beer.

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    The MASARAP, MALINIS and MURA dishes, the comfortable surroundings and the warm welcome from Dindo, Dotie and their team made our meal very enjoyable indeed.

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Fun fact: Part of the fun of eating street food is deciphering how they got their names. For example, Isaw (grilled pork and chicken intestines looped in skewers) got their name from the dip (“sawsawan”) that accompanies them, while Tenga ng Baboy (Grilled Pig’s Ear) is also called “Walkman” after the portable cassette players that were the rage in the 1980s.

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Mang Ding’s, Marikina

    Which story behind a street food name do you find amusing? Do share in the comments.

    Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ is located at Block 3, Lot 13, C. Buenviaje Street, Santo Nino, Marikina City, open Mondays to Wednesdays from 4pm to 11pm and Thursdays to Sundays from 4pm to 12 midnight. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 917 1659872.

    No time to hie off to Marikina for a taste of Mang Ding’s street food? Order via Grab Food today!

    Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Disclosure: Together with other foodies, I attended a food tasting event held here wherein food and drink items were served to allow us to sample the fare. These were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

    Check out my reviews of other Filipino restaurants:

    Limited Series MRS. FLETCHER debuts 28 October exclusively on HBO GO and HBO

    Starring Kathryn Hahn (Emmy® nominee for “Transparent”; HBO’s forthcoming “I Know This Much Is True”) in the title role, MRS. FLETCHER, a seven-episode limited series debuting same time as the U.S. on Monday 28 October 10.30am (11.30am from 4 November), is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta. The episode encores at 11.30pm the same day on HBO. The series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

    As the series begins, Eve Fletcher (Kathryn Hahn), a mid-40s single mom who works as the executive director of a senior centre, drops her only child off at college and returns home to a very empty house. Meanwhile, Eve’s son Brendan (Jackson White), a popular (though sometimes clueless) jock, finds college is a little more complicated than he expected and struggles to make connections with his more socially and politically aware fellow students. As mother and son find themselves alone for the first time, this sharp, provocative series navigates themes of parenthood, sexuality, love, and identity in a cultural moment when attitudes about gender and sex are evolving rapidly.

    The cast also includes Owen Teague, Katie Kershaw, Domenick Lombardozzi, Cameron Boyce, Jen Richards and Casey Wilson.

    MRS. FLETCHER was created by Tom Perrotta; based on the book written by Tom Perrotta; executive producer/writer Tom Perrotta; executive producer Helen Estabrook.

    HBO is available on SKYcable Ch. 54 SD/Ch. 168 HD (For Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Lipa-Batangas) or on Ch. 402 SD/710 HD (For Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo). SKYdirect subscribers can watch it on Ch. 22 HD. HBO Original Series as well as live channels are also available for streaming on HBO GO which is exclusively available to SKY subscribers. To subscribe, call 418-0000 or your local SKY office or visit www.mysky.com.ph.

    Show details and image provided by HBO in a recent press release.

    Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

    Check out my posts on HBO shows: