Anti-Beach Body Dinner at Jeepney Stop

We were finally done with the beach at Boracay so no more swimming. We were really happy since it was our flight tomorrow and it was time for us to eat a lot. We were choosing a restaurant among a row of many awesome restos and we chose Jeepney Stop because there were a lot of people there.

We tried the Crab Fried Rice and it was tremendous. I had a hard time putting into words how good it is. In fact, there were times when I dreamed of it.

It does not get any sinful than their Pork Ribs. They used such a great sauce that I asked the server what it is. The meat was cooked right too.

All Photos from Jeepney Stop Facebook
Guest Post by Angel Tuscano

Heavy Breakfast at Jeepney Stop

We wanted to start the day off by having a nice meal. We certainly did not make a wrong decision when we decided to go for Jeepney Stop. I saw a lot of tourists there so I assumed that they have authentic Filipino food and I was right.

Since we wanted something a bit light, we went for the Chinoy salad. It is salad with some Chinese ingredients on it. We loved this and with the amount of vegetables, we thought it was pretty healthy.

We got some Kare-kare too and I love this Filipino dish. In fact, it has been my favorite for quite a while and the Jeepney Stop version certainly made a mark on my taste buds.

Guest Post by Coco Lopez
All Photos from Jeepney Stop Facebook

United States and Philippine Presidents Agree to Switch Countries for a Week

In an experiment regarding battling the COVID-19, the presidents of the United States of American and the Philippines decide to switch countries for one week to see if the other can do a better job of leading the country. Both got a lot of criticism for how they handled the COVID-19 so it will be interesting to see how this will work.

It remains to be seen whether the United States president will receive the Philippine president's "special powers" that were given to him. When asked about it, the former said, "I don't need no special powers. I am invincible. I am like a combination of Captain Barbell and Iron Man."

He was also asked for comment regarding mispronouncing a bunch of words at a recent press conference. Needless to say, he didn't take those words too kindly. "I love the Philipweens. I have been here before. Yeah, like Cohon, Borakway, and Ilogos.  The Bayut is also derishus.", he said.

Meanwhile, the Philippine president was asked about whether he has seen Tiger King on Netflix and he responded with, "Yes, I believe the Tiger King has tested positive for corona beerus."

The Philippine president was also asked about the first thing he will do when he gets to the United States and show that he is a good leader. He responded with "Shempre pipinturahan ko un White House ng Bayolet para hindi mabugot doon!"


Happy April Fool's Day!

Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok - A Gem in the Busy City

During the lockout season because of COVID-19, I can't help but miss traveling. I really miss the time when I went to Thailand last year. The country is great and I can't wait to go back. We went to Bangkok and we chose to stay at Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok.

The hostel is in a great location pretty close to Khao San Road. The street is known as a backpacker district and it comes alive at night. There are also a bunch of street vendors selling authentic Thai street food. You haven't been to Thailand until you got to try those food choices and there were so many to choose from. The Pad Thai there is incredibly cheap.

We had a private room and it was pretty clean. It is a personal preference but I loved the fact that the comfort room had a strong bidet. They also had a bar and it is open to the public similar to what I experienced in other Mad Monkey hostels. There is also a 711 just right across so you can buy what you need.

When we were there, there was a beer pong tournament that we ended up losing. That does not matter as it was just for everyone to have a lot of fun and we surely had a great time.

Just like other Mad Monkey hostels I have been to, they also have a specialty hard drink and if you drink it, you get one point for your country. It is actually a great concept.

The view from our room was amazing. There were a lot of backpackers just chilling by the pool.

We met a lot of backpackers throughout our stay here in Mad Monkey Hostels Bangkok. I actually could not wait to book a stay in another Mad Monkey hostel. Everything is just amazing and I can't really find any fault in it. You really have to take advantage of your young years.

Before we left the hostel, I decided to take a quick dip in the pool. I actually had it all to myself and I loved the fact that it had a lot of floating toys.

Tummy-Filling Lunch Before the Beach at Hobbit Tavern

We decided to have lunch in the D'Mall area and we came across this wonderful restaurant that has short people as the servers. It is a great concept that I really support. We were looking to get something to eat before going to the beach. We did not want to eat that much because you know, you don't want to look fat in your swimming attire.

We had the Chicken Schnitzel and I really like the way they cooked this dish. It is never a good practice to leave leftovers and this dish definitely deserve that. It is that good and I would not want to leave leftovers just for the sake of having a nice beach body.

We also had the Prawns in a Blanket. I have to give props to the chef for a magnificent dish here. Shrimp wrapped in bacon is always great.

All the people from Hobbit Tavern were very friendly. I even asked some of them travel advice about Boracay and they were more than happy to oblige.

All Photos Taken from Hobbit Tavern Facebook
Guest Post from Cohen Lopez


Is Panda Express Worth The Wait?

When Panda Express finally opened, I wanted to try it. It got me curious enough. I wanted to know if it is just one of those overhyped restaurants or if it is really good. I found out that there is a reason for those long lines. People are not just curious. They know the food is good. I decided to line up myself to see what the fuzz is about. Since I lined up last month, the wait was not that long anymore.

They have a great concept of choosing a meal. I picked the plate (2 entrees & 1 side) while my friend took the bowl (1 entree and 1 side). They even gave us a number that corresponded to the seat number. Thus, I must say they are well-organized when it comes to containing the huge crowd that comes there each day. They make a great effort in making everyone happy and I applaud them for that.

We both got the Chow Mein as the side and it is pretty tasty with the right amount of flavor. Also, I have to say their serving is pretty huge. The prices are not that bad for the serving size. For the entrees, I got the Savory Shrimp and the Mushroom Chicken. I have to say both were really delicious and I would not mind ordering them again in the future. Yes, this is one of those restaurants that I would come back to and I would not mind falling in line.

Panda Express
SM Megamall

Late Afternoon Drinks at Hobbit Tavern

When you're at Boracay, you know you got to have some drinks in the evening. Besides, the island is known all over the world as a party beach. Me and my friends were looking for a place to have some drinks and we stumbled upon Hobbit Tavern. I'm glad we did because the place was packed and the music was entertaining.

They have some promos that we took advantage of. I'm sure they have a lot more Happy Hour promos so check out their Facebook page for that. Their service is great too as you each member of their staff is super friendly.

We wanted some food to go along with the beer we had so we ordered BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork pan pizza. I tell you the food here is great and I can't wait to go back and try the other stuff on their menu. It was a shame how we had dinner prior to going here. There will be other days for it though as we are staying at a hostel near it.

Guest Post by Obie Mercado
D'Mall, Boracay Island
All Pictures from Hobbit Tavern Facebook