Affogato

Affogato is a coffee-based dessert that usually takes the form of a scoop of gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. It is a traditional Italian dessert that has taken the world by storm. The term affogato is in fact an Italian word for “drowned” as in “drowned in coffee” or “affogato al cafe”, the long and original name for this sumptuous creation. While affogato’s popularity in the Philippines is not as it is in Italy, it is slowly getting the attention it deserves as…Continue Reading “12 Places to Satisfy Your Affogato Cravings in the Metro”

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Metro Manila While on a night ride in and around the Metropolis, I was utterly awed by the bright lights along my route. The lighted trees of Plaza Roma, in front Manila Cathedral, Intramuros Manila; the beautifully designed Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City; the lovely and picturesque skyline of Rockwell in Makati City; and the lively streets of Policarpio in Mandaluyong. Aaaaah! Never the bright lights of the Holidays has failed me. Christmas is already here! Images are taken using Nikon J1

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It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Makati City with the Ayala Triangle Gardens’ Symphony of Lights. Catch the 10-minute spectacle of lights and sounds and see the garden come to life, a truly perfect place to relax, unwind and feel the Christmas. The show runs every 30 minutes from 6PM to 9PM everyday until December 30, 2012. Ayala Triangle Gardens is the lungs of the business district, a sweet refuge of lush greeneries at the heart of the city. It is…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Makati’s Symphony of Lights”