John Eats @ Underhand (Android/iOS)

(John Eats is a review series of everything you can consume – food, videos, games, and practically everything else. Whether its bad for your waistline or satisfying for your soul, I’ll always have a review – and an opinion – about it. Enjoy!)

Lovecraftian horror meets strategic deckbuilding in this easy-to-learn mobile game from the young men and women at the Cornell University Game Design Initiative! Will you be succeed in your efforts to raise a dead god (and hopefully survive the process)? Or will you – gasp – fail?

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John Recounts: Kontrabida Ball 2017

Something wicked this way came, saw, and partied till midnight – Kontrabida Ball! Held at One Cafe & Events Place in Ortigas (on a Friday the 13th no less), this villain-themed Halloween celebration had baddies from fandoms both old and new unwind despite intense traffic and heavy rains. So what did you miss?

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John Eats @ Instalado

In the movie Instalado (IMDB link), one is treated to a vision of a futuristic city on the horizon. Their holographic billboards float in the sky as the sun mercilessly beats down on a wide expanse of rain-parched farmland. It’s the perfect symbol of the film’s theme: the future is just around the corner, yet seemingly out of reach. The tale of Icarus comes to mind, and his daring journey to freedom on wings of wax. Does it fly?

This review has spoilers.

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John Eats @ Starbucks Banana Cream Pie Frappucino

It’s about gosh-darned time! When we last checked out Starbucks’s newest drinks, the Banana Cream Pie Frappe was left on our list. Today is the day that I sampled this drink. Is it any good, or will I be split asunder by it’s strange taste?

Let’s find out.

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Event Review: 2nd Pinoy Prepper Bazaar

The 2nd Pinoy Prepper Bazaar was an amazing mini-convention devoted to the various aspects of a singular belief: being prepared, no matter what. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Miko Tetangco and Abs Abando of Manila Sentinel, the Philippines can now learn more about prepping and survival from authentic sources and individuals, regardless of age, income or social background. Plus, they can have fun while doing it!

Here’s a look at what happened last Saturday.

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John Eats @ Starbucks Irish Cream Coffee Frappucino

It’s finally here! After being introduced in Singapore last month (at least according to my colleague), Starbuck’s Irish Cream Coffee Frappucino has hit Manila’s shores! But does it hold up to it’s name, or will it be condemned to be one of those once-only drinks?

Let’s find out.

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John Eats @ Gyro V Megamall

Gyro V is a Greek-inspired food stall located at the ground floor of SM Megamall’s Building A. Serving beef and chicken gyros on either bread or rice, the place is an interesting (and somewhat authentic) pick for your meals.

I ordered the Gyro Chicken Rice (the iced tea, unfortunately, was from Project Pie, as I felt the drink add-on was too expensive for my taste). The meal cost Php 130, and extra cheese comes at Php 10 while an iced tea addon requires an additional Php 55.

So, how was it?

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Event Review: 1st Tactical & Survival Expo (TACS)

I attended the recent Tactical and Survival Expo (aka TacS, old link) sponsored by the Firearms and Ammunition Manufacturer’s Association of the Philippines (woo, what a mouthful!) in Megamall last June 4. It was an interesting event, although it didn’t quite live up to what I had expected.

So what did you miss?

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