ALOHA MANA SPA & CAFE - THE PERFECT CITY RETREAT

18 November 2018
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"There were 2 people talking to a familiar face in a tropical print shirt and another guy engrossed at taking pictures inside this quaint and newly opened cafe before I entered. Then, I was greeted with the familiar aroma of brewed coffee and Instagram-worthy pineapples as light fixtures. At that moment, I knew I was at the perfect place at the right time."

GREY CLOUDS - A WORTHLESS TRYING HARD SUCCESS WANNA-BE

30 September 2018
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The past months have been tough on me. I battled with bouts of confusion, doubt and fear. It felt like a big gray cloud was hanging over me waiting to pour another set of impending disappointments.

5 EASY WAYS TO STYLE THE HAWAIIAN SHIRT

14 July 2018

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Seasons come and go and for some that could mean a new set of wardrobe. But for most guys, shopping for new clothes can be stressful and expensive. Men tend to wear clothes that are easy to put together borderline repeating OOTDs. 

A SEPARATION ANXIETY WITH MR. SUN

12 July 2018


We are already halfway through the year and yet I am still serving summer vibes on my blog and on Instagram. I must be having a separation anxiety with Mr. Sun. Hahaha 
But as promised, here is a lookbook with my favorite Cebu-based clothing line, CARDINAL DEAN. After all, it's summer in the Philippines all year round! 

SAY HI TO CARDINAL DEAN

7 July 2018
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It’s no secret that the modern gentleman looks for style and comfort when it comes to wardrobe staples. For top menswear brands such as Topman, River Island, Zara Man, and ASOS, these fashion essentials are a must. However, not everyone can afford these brands all the time, right? Well, don’t worry because Cebu-based clothing line “CARDINAL DEAN” has answered our prayers. STYLE + COMFORT + AFFORDABILITY guaranteed! 

PRINTS ARE FRIENDS

24 June 2018

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When I spent my birthday in one of Cebu’s most luxurious beach resorts, I made sure to bring my fashion game to a higher level. 

MY FAVORITE SUMMER PIECES

23 May 2018
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Give me a pair of short shorts and an oversized printed top and I am good to go! Hahaha yes, you heard it right. Short shorts are perfect for summer and I have been wearing them the whole season. In fact, my friends have been asking me what’s with the short shorts Philip? My answer? “Why not?” or maybe that’s the question! Hahaha

HOW TO WEAR PRINTS FOR FIRST TIMERS

20 May 2018

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Hey guys! It’s been a while since I posted about style and released my favorite OOTDs. So, brace yourselves because I will be posting 3 entries about how to style those printed tops that we have been seeing a lot in different runways around the world and of course from your favorite social media influencers. 

THE CORAL GARDEN - A MAGICAL SURPRISE IN LOON, BOHOL

18 May 2018

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I have always been a believer of fairytales - Not the true love’s kiss type, but stories of triumph and hope. As we all know, in 2013, Bohol suffered a massive earthquake which devastated different parts of the island. One of the municipalities that was greatly affected was the peaceful town of Loon.  After that earthquake, the locals started to notice the presence of a red-orange coral like plant species in Barangay Tangnan. 

MORNINGS AT TAMPER COFFEE AND BRUNCH

8 May 2018
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There were two people engrossed to their laptops and another two sharing a quiet conversation in the  corner. In the background was a familiar sound, accompanied by the recognizable smell of roasted coffee. There were also two baristas behind the counter who were as busy as an army of people making coffee for the growing queue of caffeine lovers and serving food to not so early birds for brunch. These and more collectively joined together to create a unique experience in Tamper Coffee and Brunch in this growing city of Tagbilaran Bohol.

BOHOL FOOD SERIES : PERSONA MESA RESTAURANT

6 May 2018
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Hey guys! This is the second food post from my recent trip to Tagbilaran, Bohol. Persona Mesa is an all Asian-inspired restaurant with a modern Filipino twist located in J.A. Clarin Avenue Cogon District Tagbilaran City which was conveniently just a stone’s throw away from our hotel.

EAT GOOD FOOD AT SMOQUE BAR AND BISTRO BOHOL

1 May 2018

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I have been to Bohol a countless times but I can’t remember the last time I have been to Tagbilaran City. So, when I had the chance to get away from Cebu, my good friend Naomi of jugsandpugs and I decided to check out different food places in the city they call the City of Peace and Friendship.

HEY NICO

18 April 2018


Somebody needs help to get Lays Philippines attention!


I DON’T EAT KINILAW. SO WHAT AM I DOING IN MANANG JULINGS KILAWAN?

12 March 2018


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I have not gone to any events the past few weeks because I kept myself busy with studying for an exam and creating more style content for my blog. But I wanted to have a breather from reading and writing. So when I got an invite for the launching of Manang Julings Kilawan, I still had second thoughts. Why?



DENIM ON DENIM 2.0

26 February 2018

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While I was writing this post, I realized that my blog has been up for two years already. My first blogpost was on February 10, 2016. I entitled it “DENIM on DENIM”. On that day, I became ALMOST a BLOGGER. A Cebu-based men’s fashion blogger who aimed to inspire men and women through fashion, poetry, travel and lifestyle. To commemorate my first blogpost, let this be entitled, “DENIM ON DENIM 2.0”.

THE COMEBACK OF THE HIGH-WAISTED PANTS

23 February 2018

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I can still vividly remember Brad Pitt’s spread on a men’s fashion magazine wearing high-waisted pants by Bottega Veneta. The images were shot by the amazing American photographer Ryan McGinley. That magazine spread gave me the confidence to try the high-waisted pants but I can’t seem to find those that I picture on my mind. Luckily, after a gazillion trips to different thrift shops in Cebu I finally found the perfectly pleated high-rise trousers. 


HONESTBEE CHANGES LIVES IN CEBU

9 February 2018
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As you might already know by now, aside from being a blogger, I am an Intensive Care Unit nurse by profession. Being both can sometimes be really stressful - adding to that are my responsibilities as a son, as a brother, as an uncle and as a citizen. With so many responsibilities attached on my belt and because I always strive for excellence personally and professionally, I tend to overlook the little joys in life. Or shall I say the more important things in life. 

I STOPPED TALKING TO YOU BECAUSE

29 January 2018
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I stopped talking to you because I am done trying. I stopped talking to you because I am done playing your games. I stopped talking to you because I am done being your backup plan. 

ISLANDS SOUVENIRS SINULOG SHIRT 2018

19 January 2018
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This year I had the chance to collaborate with Islands Souvenirs for Sinulog 2018. The best part is I am working with one of my closest friends in Cebu, the beautiful and feisty Naomi Bersales of jugsandpugs. 


A SIMPLE GUIDE ON HOW TO WEAR THE FLORAL SHIRT

17 January 2018
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Hey guys! This is my first style post for the year and I am excited to share more in the coming days. Though the floral trend is nothing new, I just want to help you how to style the floral shirt. I am actually happy to see more men wearing floral shirts. Today, I don’t just see them by the beach but I see them everywhere in the city. 

MOST WANTED FOUND IN SHERIFF'S GRILL

16 January 2018
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I have been working out for a week now because I gained unwanted weight over the holidays. Hahaha Well, I guess everybody might have gained a pound or two. Right? Or am I just rationalizing myself? (wink!)  But I think I am starting the year right by getting more exercise and eating healthy. Yet, sometimes we need to indulge ourselves because dieting could be stressful too. Don't you think?

MY LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH SINULOG

15 January 2018
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We all have a Sinulog story to tell. It may be a story of losing faith and finding hope. But what is important is our devotion to the Holy Child Jesus Christ (Señor Sto. Niño). This is my first blogpost of the year and I want to share to you my love-hate relationship with the Philippines’ grandest religious and cultural festival, the Sinulog!