The Urban Roamer may not be an expert on entrepreneurship, nor would be considered a business expert. Nevertheless, the roamer believes in the importance of entrepreneurship as a tool in helping realize that dream of a better future for oneself and their families, as well as for the economic development of the country in the process. In fact, entrepreneurship is a field I am seriously looking into venture somewhere down the road. For the meantime, while I have yet to have the knowledge and the funds to get started, the least one can do right is to visit trade fairs that promote entrepreneurship and learn some new trends and cool…
Book Fair Roaming: Manila International Book Fair 2016
It’s that time of the year again! The Urban Roamer has once again made its way at the Manila International Book Fair. Would you believe this is already the 37th edition of this event? As can be expected of such events, the venue (which again is the SMX Convention Center) is packed with a lot of visitors coming in to check out the titles being sold and the new titles being introduced. Unlike last year, there were no trends to watch out for in this year’s MIBF. At least that’s from this roamer’s perspective. Still there were many interesting things to see in the recent MIBF that still makes it…
A Postscript to Toycon 2016
The Urban Roamer may not be a full-fledged pop culture geek, but appreciates some good old pop culture stuff like comics, films, some TV shows, and toys. As such, going to such pop culture events have been such a treat to go to from time to time. One of those events is the ToyCon and the sheer amount of toys and pop culture-related merchandise and exhibits at the area from apparel to comics to the shelves and displays of varying themes. Having been to a couple of ToyCons in the previous years at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall, I’ve known very well the limitations of the venue as it could no longer…
Checked Out: World Street Food Congress 2016
There is no doubt that our country has a thriving street food culture, especially here in the metropolis. From the carts that offer cheap fishball to some filling goto sold by those streetside stalls, Filipino street food is a fascinating experience in itself. It should be no surprise that this year’s edition of the World Street Food Congress was held here in the metropolis recently, serving as an opportunity for contemporary Filipino street food to take center stage along with the street food of other countries who participated in this special event.