• Parañaque,  Pasay

    The Challenge of NAIA Commuting

    The Urban Roamer has been quite busy these past few days. Partly because of a personal/work trip coming up later this week. Along with so much work coming in these past few days and some new things coming up, it’s been quite hectic. In any case, this trip is something this roamer looks forward to. For one, this will mark the first time to finally get inside the Leandro Locsin-designed Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). So yes, expect some photos of the terminal soon. Despite the excitement, the Urban Roamer is not looking forward to two things: the traffic going to NAIA Terminal 1 and the…

  • Parañaque

    Ohayo Gozaimasu, Okada Manila!

    First of all, apologies for the lack of new content the past week. I had issues with my computer that needed to be resolved and thankfully all is well now. Also, today’s entry is something long overdue as well. But until recently, the Urban Roamer has not had the time to check out this new metropolitan landmark. But it was good to see how things have progressed since it first opened as chances are at least it has taken more form now. With that said, the Urban Roamer has finally stepped inside the youngest (so far) landmark in the growing Entertainment City complex, the Okada Manila.

  • Parañaque

    Baclaran Faith: The Baclaran Redemptorist Church

    If you have been in the metropolis for quite a while, one of the most common phrases you will hear is that other word to call Wednesday: Baclaran Day. The day when devout Catholics go to this busy part of Parañaque for their weekly devotions to the Marian icon of the Our Mother of Perpetual Help. At the center of this devotion is the towering contemporary Romanesque church dedicated to the Mother of Perpetual Help, which by itself has become a well-known and beloved landmark in this part of the metropolis. Being a Wednesday at the time of this entry’s release, it’s about time that the Urban Roamer checks out this particular…