Back Issues of Philippine Primer
SPECIAL FEATURES - LITTLE TOKYO
Features of the Issue SPECIAL FEATURE - American TV personality Julia Child once said, "People who love to eat are always the best people." And those who love to eat and those who love life are always open to the joys and pleasures of the ever-changing food scene. While this remains a universal truth, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to change our eating habits and routines, especially for those around the metro. Fortunately for us this year, the food industry seems to be recovering from its recent slump. That's why this love month, the Philippine Primer gives you a tour around Little Tokyo, one of most popular food hubs this side of town, so you can experience the passion and love for food of the East Asian restaurateurs who withstood and triumphed over the difficulties of the current pandemic.
SPECIAL FEATURES - Year-Starter
Features of the Issue SPECIAL FEATURES- December marks the start of holiday festivities. Christmas parties and family gatherings are the usual scenarios during this month, but as the world faces a pandemic, celebrating in the new normal calls for adjustments in big festivities that we are used to. In this issue, Philippine Primer presents ways of enjoying holidays at home through party sets that are available for delivery and take out. If you miss dining out, we provided a list of restaurants around Makati and BGC with alfresco or outdoor seating for better air circulation and social distancing.
SPECIAL FEATURES - Holiday Feasts
Features of the Issue SPECIAL FEATURES- December marks the start of holiday festivities. Christmas parties and family gatherings are the usual scenarios during this month, but as the world faces a pandemic, celebrating in the new normal calls for adjustments in big festivities that we are used to. In this issue, Philippine Primer presents ways of enjoying holidays at home through party sets that are available for delivery and take out. If you miss dining out, we also provided a list of restaurants around Makati and BGC with alfresco or outdoor seating for better air circulation and social distancing.
SPECIAL FEATURES - Christmas Gift Guide
Features of the Issue SPECIAL FEATURE- Christmas season is upon us and planning gift's during the new normal is indeed a challenge. In this issue, we provide you a handful of gift ideas from affordable and high-end classic holliday gift's down to new normal- inspired items. Philippine Primer also listed down shops where you can source gift - wrappers as well as same-day courier services that can deliver the gifts for you!
SPECIAL FEATURES - On Being Healty & Safety Pampered
SPECIAL FEATURES- Quite missing to be pampered at actual salon's? We'll lessen the room for your doubt's about visiting them. Find out how these establishments in Metro Manila work under the changes they are required to adapt to and get an idea or two on how to properly protect yourself should you go. Philippine Primer also presents this month of October a wide selection of protective equipment from facemasks and fashion coveralls to anti- infection technology. Supplements are on the list, too , for a healthier immune system!
STREET- DELIVERY SERVICES
COVER STORY- BICYCLES
STREET- The food and beverage sector is just one of the many other businesses at the receiving end of this long-lasting pandemic. Those that continue bearing the pressure of the situation, henceforth, have almost no other choice but to largely turn to delivery services in order to survive. In another issue of Philippine Primer, not only do we give you a fresh list of stores and restaurants where you can purchase comfort food from amid these trying times, but do we also give you a primer on the available delivery application for a more convenient experience on ordering food online.
COVER STORY - GOING CASHLESS
COVER STORY- Among the many changes that the world has seen no thanks to the pandemic, the mindless touching of things and surface is one mundane conduct that has somehow become taboo. Because unless you want to risk yourself of acquiring the virus, you would lay your hands on whatever without being too cautious. However, there are stuff we can't help being in contact with no matter how much we try, with money on top of the list. So for the month of August, Philippines Primer dived a little deeper into the world of cashless transaction to help people lessen their interaction with money as much as possible, which has probably been touched by countless hands already.
COVER - New Normal
JAPAN SPECIAL- The prefecture of Hokkaido
Features of the Issue COVER - The first half of the year 2020 has officially come to close - a stretch of time that was mostly spent battling and coping with a pandemic in ways disparate to one another. And now that we are in the zone of its second half, a question so demanding float's in the air; what is possibly in store for us this time around? For the month of July, we tackle the infamous "new normal" that the world has to get by with until there's a vaccine available, together with sets of information vital to gliding along in this situation. These cover application for virtual meetings, website's offering lessons for kids and adults alike, as well as restaurants and grocery stores offering delivery services.
STREET - A foods delivery guide
JAPAN SPECIAL- Hokkaido, Japan
Features of the Issue STREET In a short span of time, what were once day-to-day routines for everyone become rather rare occasions to come by again-going out for grocery runs, working in office buildings, walking at the park, and eating out with friends and family to mention a few. And along with the extension of the community quarantine comes the budding itch of people for some sense 0t normalcy again. Thankfully, the F&B sector is slowly offering such albeit limited operations. In this month's Feature, let Philippine Primer give you a vital refresher on the numerous food establishments that have opened their doors to resume treating everyone with products that have become staple parts of one's everyday life.
STREET - Filipino cuisine
Features of the Issue STREET — If you ask Filipinos what their comfort food is, adobo, sinigang, or nilaga will most likely come to mind. These are simple meals that evoke warm memories of mother, home, and heritage. And these are dishes that can make expats just a little less homesick. If you are looking for a welcoming taste of tradition or just a colorful culinary adventure, look no further than Filipino cuisine. This month, let Philippine Primer share with you all of our favorite Filipino dishes, and where you can find them in Metro Manila.
STREET - "Staycation" and "Spa day"
TRAVEL- El Nido
Features of the issue STREET- For people For whom going out of town is rarely a handy option, "staycation" and "spa day" have been coined as alternative means of refuge that are more practical and attainable. Metro Manila may well be the cradle of all kinds of stress, but the plentitude of hotels and spas are ready to redeem you from the dark abyss. Turn immediately to the Street section to find these saving graces of the city.
STREET - Supermarkets & Deli
TRAVEL- Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Features of the issue STREET- Despite people's varying lifestyles and preferences, supermarkets are undeniably everybody's go to as the most accessible source of sustenance, be it meats and fresh produce or grab-and -go items. This month, we take you around the metro's top supermarkets, plus delis and international groceries that might just be within your neighborhood.
COVER - Chinatown x Divisoria
JAPAN SPECIAL- Hokkaido, Japan
Features of the issue COVER Being the oldest Chinatown in the world, Binondo is one of the most coveted shopping and food destinations in the Philippines. In its bosom is the quintessential Chinatown and spread across the district are streets harboring a vast array of restaurants, temples, feng shui stores, and wellness shops, all exuding a Chinese feast waiting to be explored. What 's more is that you can score various cheap finds in the nearby Divisoria, just steps away from Chinatown. Join Philippine Primer as we take you to a celebration of Chinese culture and shopping escapades you don't want to miss this January! the Philippines and rediscover the many wonders that keep people coming back to it.
STREET - Ultimate Guide to Legaspi Village
TRAVEL- Rediscover the Sights and Flavors of Tagaytay
Features of the Issue COVER- Tagaytay is a very popular destination not only due to its accessibility from Manila but also because of the many escapades that lie in wait. It is the most sought-after for its cool weather and its unparalleled vantage point to revel in the views of Taal Volcano and lake. Apart from these, the city is also home to many well-kept treasures that can easily satisfy both your tummy and your imagination-one visit in Tagaytay is the same. This month, we revisit the second summer capital of the Philippines and rediscover the many wonders that keep people coming back to it.
COVER - Okada Manila
TRAVEL- Silang Cavite
Features of the Issue COVER- Gleaming golden among the towering skyscrapers in the rising Entertainment City Philippines, Okada Manila has become the symbol of world-class dining and relaxation in the country. Since 2016, it has become a venue for families and friends who desire a gastronomic journey through its various dining options as well as powerhouse entertainment. Plus, with views of Manila Bay from some of the most luxurious rooms, you could ever have the chance of seeing, Okada Manila is the best place to visit for a world-class luxury experience. Know more about this ultimate entertainment destination in this month's cover story.
STREET - Good bread
COVER - Bay City
Features of the Issue STREET-We gives you this day a guide to your daily bread in the metro-this month's Street feature is dedicated to those of us who cannot last a day without some good bread. The heavens have indeed blessed Metro Manila with a multitude of gourmet bread shops and bakeries that have gone beyond just serving good bread-they also offer coffee, meals and spreads to enjoy with your baked goodies. Croissant, sourdough, baguette, Cronut, Danish, sweet bread, pandesal, you name it and they got it! Plus, we give you tips on how to eat and preserve your favorite baked goodies, especially the creative ways you can enjoy the ultimate local favorite, pandesal!
COVER - Pork!
TRAVEL- Quezon City
Features of the Issue COVER- Is it red or white? Pork is the meat that baffles white meat and red meat dieters yet continue to captivate all meat eaters around the world. By expert standards, pork is considered red meat, although it is also often compared alongside chicken, white meat. Red or white, there's no denying that pork is delicious and versatile, able to transform into any dish that can satisfy the pickiest of eaters. In this issue, we feature the various restaurants in Metro Manila and each of their pork specialties that not only are delicious but also give a glimpse of local and international cuisines.
COVER - Batanes
STREET - Little Tokyo
COVER - Many might find the ominious weather conditions surrounding Batanes an unfortunate barrier that isolates this little archipelago from the rest of the world. However, upon seeing the beautifully preserved nature and heritage of the province, you'll find that, if anything, the typhoons and the harsh water are heaven-sent-a loving gift to preserve this beloved land. As a province of the Philippines, Batanes is one that offers a very unique experience of culture, people, and cuisine. This month, we take you to the heaven's- and now, our -beloved province to give but a small glimpse of just how precious Batanes is.
COVER - Lunch Spots
COVER - Besides Banaue being home to not just one-but two stunning UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE-inscribed rice terraces, not many people are aware of just how beautiful this quaint Northern town is. Often considered as a side trip to Baguio and Sagada, Banaue proves to harbor many things that compel at least two days of sojourn. This month, we shine a spotlight on Banaue and the many lesser-known reasons that this town of delicate beauty should be where your adventures begin.
COVER - Alabang
Features of the Issue COVER - Distinct from the other lovely cities in the southern metro, Alabang is loved by its patrons for its relaxed atmosphere that melds modernity with nature. As Muntinlupa City's commercial center, Alabang boasts high-end lifestyle and wellness centers and corporate towers, balanced out by spacious walkways and lush greeneries and parks. Turn immediately to the Street section and discover the many reasons to love Alabang.