Thursday, February 27, 2014

Food Trip in Kapitolyo: Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina

There are few good Mexican restaurants in Metro Manila. On top of my list for good Mexican food is Ristras. But after trying out the delicious Silantro Fil-Mex in Kapitolyo, I now have a new fave Mexican place. Why do I love this place?

Chicken Cheese Quesidilla with Fries
  1. Delicious Food - from the cheesy and generous meat of the Nachos to the extremely cheesy quesidilla, and the indescribable and delicious burrito. I am hands-down in heaven during those two hours of eating here.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Food Trip near UP Los Baños: Faustina's and Baan Thai

It is a given that near most university there would be a lot of great food places! I am so happy that (thanks to +Foursquare) we stumbled upon Faustina's near University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). This was last Saturday (February 22) during +GDG Philippines Campus Roadshow in UPLB.


Faustina's is a relatively small restaurant near UPLB. It serves pizza, pasta, and rice meals. I had pesto pasta (which is my fave pasta - if you've been reading my blog you would see that I keep on ordering this pasta), +Wayne and +Jomar had the pasta with shrimps, and +Reymart had the vegetarian pasta. For sharing, we had shrimp cheese pizza. My pesto pasta was delicious. We were all quiet when the food arrived enjoying ourselves with the particular pasta we ordered.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Food Trip in Kapitolyo: Poco Deli

I've been living near Kapitolyo for almost three months now.

+Jomar and I had been slowly exploring the food heaven it has to offer. Our trusted guide is our friend +Mitch. She's been staying in Kapitolyo for some years now.

I'll start sharing about my food exploration in the coming days so keep on reading!

Poco Deli - Bacon Slab, Pasta, and Cake

I've tried Poco Deli in Ayala Triangle first before being informed that the first branch was actually in Kapitolyo, Pasig. I had dinner with +Jewel and we discussed about life, career, and love over our shared bacon slab and Aglio Olio Pasta. It was delicious!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

How to Apply for a South Korea Visa in the Philippines?

I've been to South Korea last October 2011. It was my first travel out of country with friends. It's been great! This year (2014), Jomar and I with our GDG friends (Mitch, Wayne, and Mama Chelle) are planning to go to South Korea for vacation.

Process of Submission

Jomar and I submitted the VISA application requirements last January 29, 2014:
  • Application Form
  • 1 piece of Passport size colored picture (we went to Picture City and asked for Korean VISA size photo) - this should be attached to your application form
  • Original Passport (should be valid for more than 6 months)
  • Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)
  • Original and photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (if applicable, and Korean Visas will not be counted)
  • Original Certicate of Employment (with contact number/s & address of company and date of issue)
  • Original Personal Bank Certificate (NOT Bank Statement)
  • Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or BIR Form 2316 (you could ask your employer for this)
On the day of the submission, we were there before 8:00 AM and apparently, the South Korea Embassy opens by 9:00 AM. People were lining up outside (though the line is not too long, say less than 15 people). By 8:30 AM, we were inside the Embassy and the security guard (first line of document review) shall ask for all of your document and give you the window number and number slip. By 9:15 AM, we were done submitting our documents.

This is the first time Jomar will get a South Korea visa and he have not visited any OECD member countries though he had been to Singapore, India, Malaysia, and Indonesia. He submitted at Window 2 and will get his passport back by February 6, 2014. On the other hand, I submitted my documents in Window 3 because I still have a valid US visa even if I last traveled to the US last 2007. I also have a used up single entry visa to South Korea. My passport will be released by February 4.