Vietnam | Oct 2016

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Me, my cousin Minh and my grandmother in front of the Notre Dame*.

*Vietnam was colonized by France for many years. The Notre Dame was built during their time. Vietnam is therefore heavily influenced by the European colony.

Fun fact: I’m a quarter Vietnamese. Yes. My grandmother is Vietnamese. My grandfather met her while he was working there and took her back to the Philippines to marry her. I’ve been to Vietnam once before, many years ago that I can’t remember much of my time there. I’m happy to have visited again and documented it!

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Brewfest | July 15, 2016

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I went to Brewfest the year before and I loved it so when our office offered free tickets again, I took them in a heartbeat. Good food, drinks, and now with good music and friends too!  This year it was held at Century City Mall, which is just walking distance from my office. How could I possibly pass up the chance?

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Munchies: Salliano’s | Gil Fernando Ave., Marikina City

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Salliano’s is one of the newer restaurant and bar joints in Marikina that I’ve wanted to try since their opening.¬†Knowing that it’s just a few minutes away from my house, I don’t know why I didn’t try this sooner. However, once I heard that they had the best spam fries in Manila I couldn’t help but take my family there immediately–especially because my brother is leaving soon and spam is his favorite processed food!

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