Travel notes 10: Tabogon

The days between Christmas and New Year usually make up a lull in my calendar. This year, I resolved to get out of town for at least a couple of days as I hadn’t taken a vacation since February. Mel, a friend from work, was also planning to take a break so we decided to […]

Chocolate notes 3: sikwate, actually

I will dedicate this blogpost to some notes I made on making sikwate. For the non-Cebuano, “sikwate” is the local term for this global commodity. It’s obviously a pidgenized form of the Spanish “chocolate.” I like that we reinvented the word to fit our tongue better. It implies ownership — by saying it’s sikwate and […]