Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Journey

Here's my journey the past few months, as captured by my N95 and Mig's N82:

This is my entry to the Philippine Blog Awards 2008 Nokia Kaleidescope of Connections Award.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cafe Andessa

Here's a vlog on our latest Davao Food Trip at Cafe Andessa.

Cafe Andessa from Ria Jose on Vimeo.

If you drop by Cafe Andessa, do try their Chicken Wings, the Grilled Rosemary Chops, and the desserts. :D

For inquiries and reservations, visit Cafe Andessa at Number 2, Cabantian Road, Carpio Subdivision, Buhangin, Davao City or call them at 63-82-3029314.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Kape Balos

I drank coffee. From Civet poop! LOL!

Kape Balos from Ria Jose on Vimeo.

Kape Balos, also known as Alamid Coffee is made from coffee beans that have been digested and fermented in the digestive system of the Asian Palm Civet. It is a luxury coffee, and the most expensive in the world. The beans are only available in some parts of Southeast Asia. It is farmed here in Mindanao, and some coffee shops in Davao City serve it. I tried my Kape Balos at the Kangaroo Coffee Company.

It has a coffee taste (DUH!) sans the bitterness. It is a coffee meant to be enjoyed , rather than drank to wake you up. It is good, on it's own, without sugar and cream. If you are a coffee drinker, it is a definite must-try. The video shows how I fail at using the press. I should have pressed the thing before pouring. DUH!

Kangaroo Coffee Company is located along Tiongko Street in downtown Davao City. They are open Mondays to Fridays from 9 am to 12 mn, and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 am.

Video taken by Blogie Robillo. Read his Kangaroo experience here.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Top Lopez Gives Advice

One drunken night, in our corner of the table were gathered three broken-hearted boys and a broken-hearted girl. Top Lopez shared his mad pambobola courting skills for the boys to duplicate...

NAKS! Good luck naman! :D

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Manila Ocean Park

You remember the Aquarium channel? That used to bug me. But after visiting the Manila Ocean Park, I already understand why people find aquariums fascinating and calming. I tried to make a calming video of my Manila Ocean Park experience...

I have been to the Hong Kong Ocean Park. And I had soooo much fun, but I was really young and OMG! I don't have photos of that one. :(

I had fun and really appreciated the Manila Ocean Park though. It brought out my geekiness.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I Have Skillz!

Ok so, it's one skill, not skillz. But it's fun to put z after everything... like so... SKILLZ! I HAZ ITZ! :P

No? K!

Check out my personal blog for more of me.

The video was taken during the Davao Bloggers Party on June 14, 2008 by Migs.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Tribung Mindanaw

For a nice, enjoyable cultural experience, visit Tribung Mindanaw...

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Taps is where DavaoeƱos go to have a good old silog meal, be it for breakfast or for a late post-gimik meal...

Monday, June 2, 2008

Gift-Wrapping with Ria

When I was about to wrap a gift for my niece, Kuya Andrew had the brilliant idea of filming me and making me give some instructions ala Martha Stewart.

Here's a video of me wrapping a book for my one-year old niece:

Some Gift-Wrapping Tips and Notes:
  1. Work on a clean, flat surface.
  2. Use sharp scissors
  3. Use magic tape (Scotch brand) because it looks cleaner.
  4. When wrapping a gift for kids, choose a wrapper with a character or design they would like and stick with their favorite colors.
  5. Don't tape or stick the wrapper to the item itself. Either wrap the item in plastic first or wrap in such a way that would require you to tape the wrapper to the item.
  6. Note that I was wrapping a gift for a one-year-old, and her mother or father would be opening it for her. If I was wrapping a gift for an older kid, I'd make the wrapping less complicated, and with less tape so the kid would have an easy time opening it.

Have fun! :)

{Pardon the constipated, "I'm shy," mood because it was in the middle of a cafe and... a cousin was there, and I really wasn't in a camwhoring mood. :P}

Saturday, May 31, 2008


Kasagingan is a quaint cafe in Davao City that specializes in banana-based desserts.

Complete write-ups through these links: 1, 2, 3.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Teaser Video of my Camp Sabros Experience

Here is a teaser of our Misadventures on the way to, at, and going home from Camp Sabros...

Camp Sabros is a resort-like place at Kapatagan, Digos, Davao del Sur, near Mount Apo. They have the longest zipline in the Philippines.

McDonald's Pa-Burger Ad

BAH! It's our own version featuring Ria Jose, Andrew dela Serna, and Gwing Cabreira.

We made this coz we're bored and we need gift certificates. :(

Where's your burger video?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Goya Dark Mint

Dark Chocolate with Mint...

Yummy? YOU BET! And it's cheap too... Only PhP 25.05!

Complete write-up here.

Italian Cream Puffs

Details on the ingredients here.

Monday, March 17, 2008


My byline
The Edge Business and Newspaper Magazine
March 10 - 16, 2008
page 16

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Three Colors

Matina, Davao City
February 17, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

Five Months

Baby Sean
5 months old

No Rice

Granchio Panini
Fagioli Coffee Club
Davao City
January 29, 2008

Club House Sandwich
Tata Benito's A Whole Latte Love
Davao City
February 3, 2008

Blue, White, and Green

Lantaw Marbel
Koronadal City
February 2, 2008


Cha Nuong
Hanoi Vietnamese Restaurant
Davao City
January 26, 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Different Kind

Adobo Shreds
Gerry's Grill
Gaisano Mall of Davao City
January 31, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Gold and Silver

Custo Barcelona Bag
January 28, 2008


People's Park
January 27, 2008

Metal Durian

People's Park
January 26, 2008


Suesh 5 piece Travel Make-Up Brushes Kit
January 27, 2008


BoyzTrek Underdogs Tournament
January 2, 2008

Closing Time

Sagay Restaurant
Casa Leticia
January 26, 2008


Nine West Paisley Hobo Bag
January 26, 2008


Casa Leticia
January 26, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Antique Lamp
Pepper and Peppers
January 26, 2008


Bengal Tiger at the Davao Crocodile Park
January 25, 2008

Have and Have Not

Davao Crocodile Park
January 25, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008