Brewedery Cafe: The New Eat Place in Talisay City

Sunday, December 30, 2018

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Talisay City is fast becoming the center of economic activities recently. If one is travelling from the north going to Bacolod City, one will notice two new buildings - the newly opened Toyota Bacolod and the ongoing construction of the Hino Motors building along the national road of Talisay City.

There is also an ongoing land development along the Silay-Bacolod Airport road, which falls within the boundary of Talisay City. Big land developers are ensuring their presence in the real estate business which shows how promising the business climate, specifically in the real estate business is in Talisay City.

In the local business scene, we saw many restaurants or cafes opening their doors to Talisaynons and the recent addition is the new hangout place called Brewedery Cafe, located near San Nicolas de Tolentino Church, fronting Little Angel Kindergarten. True-blooded Talisaynons will not miss this place because this child’s place is one of the best private pre-schools in the city.

Being on extended holidays and with nothing productive to do, me, my wife and the youngest daughter decided to try and find out what is on their menu. 

I ordered their giant burger paired with plain native coffee while my daughter ate cheesy bacon fries and sipped strawberry milkshake. My beloved wifey just enjoyed seeing us finishing our meal since she is on a diet.

This mouth-watering shake is unusually served this way - dripping portion of the shake as well as the icing is purposely scattered to give it a unique twist in serving.

Hamburger and french fries always go together

The nachos is a combination of sweet and sour dish with a tangy flavor, it makes you ask for more.

The ambiance is instagrammable, the feel is very millennial.  There is a second storey for couple or family who just want a more intimate conversation.

I was interested in the cafe’s name.  According to the owner and the cook at the same time, brewedery is a play on the ilonggo term, “bro diri”, loosely translated as “brother here” or “brother, come here”.

I was also told that they do not use artificial seasoning and their sauces came from an original recipe, which is their marketing advantage.

The homey vibes and simple furnishings make one truly feel at home.

What can I say about the place? Brewedery Cafe is worth the try.  The prices are very affordable.  I got the plain native coffee for P12.00, a far cry from the same coffee but five times the price of high-end coffee shops in Bacolod City.    The serving is very generous.  I finished only half of the giant burger.

The owner is very hands-on - he ensures that orders arrived on time and make short conversation with the customers.  

Millennials, like my daughter, finds all angles of the place picture-worthy.  They have inspiring quotes, some taken from bible verses that were made into giant posters. 

The over-all theme color is pastel, which is vibrant and creates a positive mood.

Interesting qoutes and fixtures are seen inside the cafe.

Indeed, visiting Brewedery Cafe made us productive after all.

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My 2019 Wishlist

Monday, December 24, 2018

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As we ushered 2019, let me share with you my personal wishlists based on various experiences I had in 2018 and even in the past years.  I may not guarantee that I will achieve all but with the help of my family, friends, and God, I will be able to achieve at least fifty-percent of what the list contains.

 No to fake news

The proliferation of fake news had made some media outlets became the guardians of genuine and credible new sources.  I hope that we should not become victims of fake news by discriminating enough not to share data and information that are too good to be true.

 Social awareness

The social reality that we live in is alarming in terms of the number of people affected.  We still see a lot of children on the street, garbage uncollected, sudden change of weather, etc.  Now, if we care enough, I guess we need to somehow start from ourselves by using less plastic and recycle more.   I guess, we need to be involved in social projects that promote the welfare of the poor, and the uneducated.

Healthy lifestyle

Modern technology and fast food restaurants have somehow made our way of living less stressful.  But coupled with the instant access to these modern amenities is our health problems.  I promise that 2019 would be a health and fitness year for me.

I guess, each one of us has his/her annual resolution, may it be written physically or in our minds only.  We may not achieve all in our list but the most important thing is, we are able to take time to analyze what transpired in 2018 and promised not to do the things that created negative impacts in our life.

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Lakawon Island Resort and Spa: A dog-friendly Paradise

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


We always love to travel, discover new places, eat at new local restaurants, see places we have never been.  We observe people, notice their way of life, enjoy the new sights, get to know friendly people and even invent stories based on their looks, clothing and what they are doing.  Traveling is enriching, soul-searching and family bonding all roll into one.

Last summer, we had the chance to spend 3 days of fun, sun, sand, tan, ran and bond at Lakawon Island Resort and Spa, which is located in Cadiz City, situated in the northern part of Negros Occidental, Philippines. After a 4-hour drive from our place, we were greeted with very hospitable and friendly staff and of course, we got the chance to see the island from where we were standing. We had a glimpse of what is in store for us. 

We were excited to ride on the small pump boat, capable of carrying around 20 passengers., so we can immediately go to the island. What was more exciting was, we brought with us our two cute dogs, Labrador name Sky and furry one, Bolt, a two-year-old Shih Tzu. At first, I was a bit alarmed seeing the Labrador afraid of getting the motorboat. But, with my prodding and pushing, she stepped on the banca hesitantly. it was a smooth sailing ride for about 15 mins and lo and behold, we were in Lakawon island. 

To us, next to Boracay, Lakawon island has the whitest and powdery sand with crystal clear blue water. We settled with a hotel-like cottage on the beach front, actually a few steps away from the shoreline so it was easy for us to go back and forth from the beach to the cottage and vice-versa. 

On the first day, we stayed on the cottage to take a rest, ate our lunch and walked along the shoreline. Before we knew it was already dark and so it was dinner time. My daughter and I grilled the spicy spareribs prepared the night before and while grilling, I sipped a bottle of iced San Mig light, enough to quench my thirst and to while away the time attending to our chore. And so, we helped ourselves with the grilled meat, rice, some watermelon, and drinks. To easily digest what we put in our full stomach, we leisurely walk along the beach front with the sound of the waves in the background and the cool breeze rushing on our faces.

The second day was the most enjoyable part of the trip. We had the whole day, swimming, lazing around the sun, taking pictures here and there and watching people clean the shoreline. We had a buffet breakfast in the morning and seafood fare for lunch and dinner in an open sky in the evening. 

We are so glad that Lakawon is a dog-friendly resort. Sky and Bolt roamed freely within the premises of our hotel and they slept with us inside the room, just like at home. They also swam with us and they enjoyed the water very much.

It was bye, bye time on the third day. But we got up early to take the last dip of the Lakawon waters. While it was a bumpy ride on the pump boat going back to the main island, we are thankful that we docked in safely. 

Travels make us see the beauty beyond. Travel is enriching and liberating. Truly, our Lakawon adventure is one that we will reminisce so long as we have summers in our lives. 

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

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