Month: November 2016

Taste Cavite at Island Cove’s Fishing Village

The Province of Cavite has always been a familiar territory for me. I have always been aware of what can be found here, particularly tourist attractions. Unfortunately, this sense of familiarity doesn’t apply to cuisine. Whenever I get questions about which food to try in this province, I always end up lost for words. This is why I got really excited upon learning about the Taste Cavite menu of Island Cove’s Fishing Village. It’s basically an attempt to bring together Cavite’s most valuable dishes under one roof, hence providing individuals an opportunity to embark on a unique gastronomic experience without having to drive around the province. I am lucky to have been part of a #TasteCavite food trip with fellow foodies one Saturday noon. It was a pretty fun and eye-opening experience, which I’d liken to a road trip with no dull moments. That day’s epic food journey began with Tahong Chips. It was love at first bite; the chips were fresh and crispy, with just enough level of saltiness. Although I could taste mussel in …

Oh, Frustrations

The semester is ending soon and here I am, still clueless on how to catch up with all the unread book chapters and unwritten academic papers. Anyone who has known me for a long time would probably think that it’s so not me, for I have always been a diligent student. I never missed a deadline as an undergrad; my friends lauded my willpower to finish school requirements (even with flying colors), despite the fact that I had to juggle studies with multiple part-time jobs. So what has been happening these days? Is the old me gone? Is my job security and the promise that I’ll get to eat and pay the bills no matter how I suck at school making me feel somehow complacent, to the point that grad school no longer seem to matter a lot? Am I unafraid to fuck up this time because life has been okay and it will be even without a master’s degree? Maybe yes and maybe no. Maybe yes, because unlike before, I no longer feel the fear of starving to …