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Ms. Sam, Writer, Bicol, Philippines

Shell augments relief efforts in CamSur coastal town

In a coastal town some 30 minutes to an hour’s ride from Naga City, life has become even more difficult for daily wage earners forced to stay home under the enhanced community quarantine imposed to prevent the transmission of the corona virus disease (COVID-19)....

Energy drink and my neighbors

My indian neighbors I saw them all the time, holding, drinking, buying this red or yellow bottle of energy drink, day in and day out. Perhaps this would give them the boost and the kick for staying up late and they have a class the next day. This morning though,...

I am all sorts of

Hectic. That's one word that we, mothers try to let people understand. It best describes us mothers because we live a really hectic life. We're active, busy, frenzy people. Our life is really bustling with check lists, to do lists - which means grocery and wet market...

Coaching work

Last Sunday I was able to coach newly hired employees of Ishi Grey's Cafe in Tabaco, owned by Chef Aya Medel. I met her in one of the events in Naga, we shared stories, laughed a lot, bumped her often times at Ishi Aya Restaurant.  well, to make the story short,...

Breakfast Muffins

I love to cook breakfast. It's my favorite meal of the day. My day would be a lot easier, smooth flowing, less anger when my stomach is full in the morning. As they would always say, it's the important meal of the day. But maybe because at breakfast, it brings back a...

Home made doughnuts

It was during my elementary days when I first tasted doughnuts made by Auntie Manay, my mom's eldest sister. Doughnuts.Homemade.Perfect. I liked how Auntie Manay made her doughnuts. As she mixed the ingredients and kneaded the dough, she looked like she was in prayer....

As rivals grow, LCC reboots Naga supermart

As rivals grow, LCC reboots Naga supermart

With the entry of national brands in supermarkets and shopping malls, a homegrown mall in Bicol is fighting back as rivalry over a limited market gets ever more intense. Liberty Commercial Center (LCC) Supermarket has revamped its look and upped its services as it...

Bicol Mommy’s Fave Spots at Robinsons Naga

Bicol Mommy’s Fave Spots at Robinsons Naga

Robinsons Place Naga  recently opened its doors to Bicolanos last August 15, 2017, the latest addition to the city's growing mall culture. It's a three-storey mall with a sprawling entrance that's accentuated with what the mall's designers call "Tree of Life"...

Learning to breathe again

Learning to breathe again

I am no longer young. I can no longer easily reach my toes, lift my legs or twist my body like I used to do. And dull aches haunt my limbs and joints. So I surprised myself when I found out I still can lift my butt and do yoga.  Well, at least some of it! That one in...

7 Reasons to Visit Sto. Domingo Albay

7 Reasons to Visit Sto. Domingo Albay

From the time I started to love having succulents at home, I never stopped having them. There's this itch that every time I acquire one succulent after another - the desire is insatiable.  I therefore, am a succulent addict. Last Sunday, my day off and "me" time, I...

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