Food Trips | Maginhawa Eat Street: Hits and Misses I

Maginhawa Street in Teacher's Village, Quezon City has become a popular food trip destination here in the Metro, with many small restaurants and eateries to choose from. It has become our (my friend and I) go-to place whenever we can't decide where or what to eat. It's a hit-and-miss type of food adventure for us but we still love to go there. Most restaurants/eateries there offer dishes at affordable prices. Here are some of the restaurants/eateries we've tried, so far. By the way, I'll update this post or come up with a new one when I get to try several other restaurants again in the future. :)

Tornado Peri-Peri Chicken

Tornado Peri-Peri Chicken

Of all the restaurants we've tried in Maginhawa, it is Tornado Peri-Peri Chicken that we love the most. It is an open air/carinderia-type restaurant where you can see how your orders are prepared. Tornado offers several dishes in its menu - steaks, burgers, ribs and of course, peri-peri chicken. We've tried the ribs and it's good but it's the chicken we love coming back for.  Their chicken is tender, it's flavorful, it's juicy and the sauce that comes with it is just perfect. No wonder on the several occasions that we've been there, the restaurant is full with lots more queuing up. Food tastes absolutely good, price very affordable; Tornado Peri-Peri Chicken is definitely a hit for us. :)

Peri-Peri Chicken, with rice and a side dish, mexican barbecue for the sauce @ 125 Php

Manila | Free Entrance at The National Museum of the Philippines

National Museum of the Philippines

Jobless! Bored! Itching to go out but with a limited budget! Yeah, that's what I am now. Poor me, hehe! Anyway, last week, I saw a friend's FB shared post about the free entrance (until the end of this month) to the National Museum. The next day after I saw the post, I was checking the works of renowned artists. I am no artist myself, don't even know how to draw a simple smiley face but I surely appreciates works of arts from any artists, much more from our national artists.

Bataan | Mt. Samat: Araw ng Kagitingan sa Dambana ng Kagitingan

Dambana ng Kagitingan - Pilar, Bataan
Araw ng Kagitingan (Filipino Day of Valor), a national holiday, a day for road trip, yey! For this year's Araw ng Kagitingan, my friend and I were again on a road trip, and that's to Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor) in Pilar, Bataan. It's been a while since I first wanted to visit this national shrine in Bataan. As usual, it's because I am curious of historical sites I only heard from my teachers and read from textbooks before.

Araw ng Kagitingan is observed as a national holiday every ninth (9th) of April to commemorate The Fall of Bataan to the Japanese Army during World War II. It is on this day when thousands of Filipino and American soldiers who fought valiantly in the so called Battle of Bataan surrendered to the Japanese forces, after three months of fighting. On this same day, those captured soldiers were then forced to march to Camp O'Donnell in Capas, Tarlac, wherein thousands died from beatings, maltreatment and exhaustion; hence, it's called Bataan Death March.

I can't imagine the struggles and sacrifices our heroes of the past experienced for us to have the freedom we so enjoy these days. Marching 97 kilometers (during Bataan Death March) with little food and water, beaten from time to time when they fell out of exhaustion; it really is hard to imagine. Our country is facing some threats right now, can you imagine doing and sacrificing what our forefathers have done and sacrificed in the past? I can't and I hope it won't come to that. As the saying goes, there's no winner in war, only who lost the least.