Tag Archives: UP Diliman

Cafe Via Mare in UP Diliman

It’s not surprising for one to have an image of UP as the home of fiery activists and pro-masa crowd. What’s surprising, pleasantly surprising really, is the existence of a few pockets inside the UP Diliman campus that serve great food that is — uhm, how else do we delicately put it — not exactly for the masa. My husband knows all about activism but didn’t realize there’s a hotspot of great food right beside their former college. It’s the Cafe Via Mare (the food hotspot, that is). Continue reading Cafe Via Mare in UP Diliman

Visit to Kanin Club (UP-Ayala Land Technohub)

Kanin Club. This sounds like a group of people with a passion for rice, in the same way that a dance club is all about dance and fight club is all about fighting, but this is really the name of the restaurant. And it’s not entirely all about rice (“kanin” in Filipino). True, rice at the Kanin Club is topnotch. Rice, however, is merely a sideshow to the various Filipino dishes served by the staff with evident pride. And for a reason. Continue reading Visit to Kanin Club (UP-Ayala Land Technohub)

The Sunflowers of UP Diliman

The University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman is known for many things, usually academic and political. Topnotchers. Past Presidents of the Philippines. Justices and Chief Justices of the Supreme Court. Leaders of Congress. Nationalists and activists. The last thing you’d hear about U.P. are zombies roaming around the campus, looking for plants to eat. Sunflowers, included. Continue reading The Sunflowers of UP Diliman

Famous Tapsilog and Jumbosilog at Rodic’s

Favorite ko ‘yun e”  (“That’s my favorite”), was all I could mutter when my ex-girlfriend refused to have lunch at Rodic’s in UP Diliman (Quezon City). It was the start of our relationship, traditionally with the best foot forward, but I couldn’t care less. It was terribly hard to suppress the disappointment lacing my voice as I drove away from the Shopping Center (adjacent to the UP Chapel), where Rodic’s is waiting for the hungry student. Continue reading Famous Tapsilog and Jumbosilog at Rodic’s

UP-AyalaLand TechnoHUB (Diliman, Quezon City)

The name pretty much sums up what one needs to know about the place. It’s a cooperation between the University of the Philippines (UP), one of the country’s top universities, and AyaLand, one of the country’s top real estate companies. We could have used “the” top university or real estate company, but that would be counterproductive – we’d devote all our energy arguing about it. So let’s just leave it at that. Continue reading UP-AyalaLand TechnoHUB (Diliman, Quezon City)