Top 10 Facts about Chinese New Year

  1) The date varies. Chinese hold their new year celebrations between the 21st January and 20th February, depending on the Chinese lunar calendar; so although calendar years have a fixed start and end date, the ... Read More

Cinema Centenario: Maginhawa Boasts Its Newest Theater In The Neighbourhood

Maginhawa is an undisputed foodie destination in Quezon City. From fantastic street food to authentic cocktail bars, you can indulge your taste buds infinitely in this charming neighborhood. Book-lovers on a budget wi... Read More

Cuaderno Fil-Mex Book Café: A Haven for Foodies and Book Lovers

My late night thoughts include one constant self-debate to find out what is better: the smell of good food or the smell of books. Squeezed in the middle of the bustling Estrada Street in Malate, Manila is a café-slash... Read More

Isobel Francisco: It’s your time to “Bloom”

The Bloom Arts Festival is a perfect combination of rush, bliss and delight, rooted in the most powerful form of connection – art. They say Filipinos were born martyrs and fighters but it is certain that creativ... Read More

Tof Zapanta: Helping Artists ‘Bloom’

“Doing it well beats doing it fast”, says painter, illustrator, designer and art director Tof Zapanta. These are wise words to live by, but most importantly it describes his passion to change the circumstances that en... Read More

Ida Anduyan: Getting The Best Of Both Worlds

Scroll through your Discover section on Instagram and get your eyes glued to photos of influential bloggers posing furiously in front of the Metro’s flashing lights and rapidly changing skyline.  Manila is of course c... Read More

Película-Pelikula: Film Festival To Showcase Deeply Rooted Spanish-Philippine History

Spanish cinema has plenty to be proud of. From Pedro Almodóvar to Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish directors have won the film critics’ hearts and the appraisal of international audiences, with a handful of Oscars to top i... Read More

Saab Magalona On The Job: Having The Best Of Not Just Both Worlds

A wise man once said, “Follow your passion and you will never have to work a day in your life.” While that speaks so much truth, it’s easier said than done because it can be difficult to figure out ways on how to mix ... Read More

Hustle Cafe: Helping Out-Of-School Youths One Cup Of Coffee At A Time

The hustle and bustle of big Manila is hard to escape. Especially, when you are looking for a place to work. Sometimes a coffee place can provide that peace and quiet. More often, however, they don’t. – if you’r... Read More

Backstabber Productions: A 6-step guide to capturing that perfect moment

When the Be app unlocked its first neighbourhood last June, we also released our very first Manila video teaser. We admit, a little over a minute is too short to fully highlight what the app and Metro Manila has to of... Read More