Dragon Foodie Review: Experience Snow at Vampire Penguin, SM North Annex

Hello Sweeties,

Right in time for the season, I found myself attending a Mommy Foodie Meet-up near my wok place.

This dessert place has an unusual name, Vampire Penguin, located at the 2nd level of SM North Annex. Intriguing name, the shop offers their own version of baobing or Taiwanese shaved ice.

Along with other bloggers most of which are mommies met up with one of the owners, Myra San Luis or to be specific she is the Mom of the owners. She narrates that the first Vampire Penguin opened in the US, because her sons wanted a change of pace from the usual  nine-to-five routine. They wanted to start a business that was fun.

Vampire Penguin started their stores in Sacramento and now they have 12 branches in California in the US.  In the Philippine, they have a branch in Ayala the 30th and their 2nd branch at SM North Annex.

Shaved Snow is a novelty in the Philippines, so they are sure it will be a hit in for the Pinoys.

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The Itchyworms Return to Singapore to Scratch an Itch

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It has been almost a decade since The Itchyworms performed in the city-state of Singapore. The now-iconic Marina Bay Sands was still under construction, for one, and Universal Studios was probably still in blueprints.

The last time the band was there in 2008, they performed in a double bill with Marcus Adoro. First, to serve as his backup band, playing songs from his seminal solo album, ​Markus Highway,​ and second, to play their own songs. The night ended in an epic extended jam on old Eraserheads songs.

The years have only made the band’s wanderlust — itch, to borrow from their name — for Singapura that much more insistent. The hunger for the hawker holy grail that is authentic laksa is quite real, and so is the thirst for performing in front of new audiences, such as Singapore’s music-loving folk, whether expats or locals.

Now, the band will finally get to scratch their decade-old itch for Singapore! The Itchyworms have partnered with the awesome people of Pinoy-powered events group Requiem Rising SG, to bring you an extraordinary one-night only musical experience. On 03 November, all paths lead to Hero’s Bar. Whether your hankering is for food, drink, or really good music, it’s sure to be satisfied.

Photography: Mykehl Casem (Myktography)