One Final Gig, an Avocado Dessert to Try + More Weekend Things to Do

And a film festival that goes online!


( We're a couple of days away from Christmas countdowns. It's still hard to imagine what the holiday season will be like, but just making it to the weekend is a cause for celebration. Might as well spend this time indoors to try new things!

A few of our recommendations for a worthwhile weekend:

Have a We Bare Bears Movie watch party.

Our favorite bears are here to make things a bit more...bearable. We Bare Bears: The Movie caps off the cartoon series with the stackable bear bros—Grizz (Eric Edelstein), Panda (Bobby Moynihan) and Ice Bear (Demetri Martin)—coming across their most fearsome foe yet, Agent Trout (Marc Evan Jackson) of the National Wildlife Control. According to series creator Daniel Chong, "The movie is kind of about what happens when somebody tells you 'You don't belong' and 'You need to leave." It starts showing today, September 12 at 11 a.m. on the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, HBO, HBO Family, and Warner TV channels, as well as HBO Go and Cartoon Network Watch & Play. Pro tip: You can download the watch party pack if you want to get all crafty, too! 


Try a latte made better with oat-based milk.

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New ready-to-drink coffee seller Morning Habit got us hooked with their take on the sweet Spanish Latte. Instead of just using sweetened milk, they also added oat milk to the mix for a layered, milky treat with a kick of caffeine. You can have this or their other brews delivered; just send them a message on their Instagram page to order.

Take a listen at this sought-after track.

If you've already seen the Korean zombie thriller #Alive, you might have noticed that gritty videogame-esque track which added layers of suspense to the opening credits and other parts of the film. We did a little digging so you don't have to: Just look for "Sail" by Inni on YouTube, the only place where we've found the song as of writing. There's not much information about the dark, synth-heavy track, but at least you could listen to it on repeat now! Even if you haven't seen the flick, it would still be a great addition to your playlist.


Add an avocado dessert to your must-try list.

PHOTO BY Instagram/avocadozetart

If you are looking for an avocado dessert that's mildly sweet yet creamy, check out Avocadoze Tart's signature Frozen Avocado Tart (P420/5.5-inch pan), which is available daily! This avocado treat with a hint of citrus is made by an "avocado-obsessed" individual, so you can be sure that the seasonal fruit will be the star in this dessert. For orders, just message them on Instagram. They deliver around Metro Manila via Grab or Mr. Speedy.

Catch movies with some of today's biggest Korean stars.

PHOTO Courtesy of Korean Cultural Center Philippines

Yup, there's plenty more to watch! Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines' annual Korean Film Festival hosts its first-ever online run with 21 days of movies featuring Pinoys' fave Korean stars Hyun BinSon Ye Jin, and Park Seo Joon. Hyun Bin kicks off the festival with screenings of The Swindlers and Confidential Assignment from September 12 to September 18. You can access the movies on the Korean Cultural Center’s official website.

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Send off Route 196 with a bang.

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This Katipunan spot has become well-known for being a reliable place for enjoying live music, so there was sadness all around when they announced in late August that they’d be closing for good. Route 196 isn’t going away quietly though, and you can join in on the big sendoff this weekend without having to leave your house: “One for the Road” is happening tonight via Facebook Live. Ebe Dancel, Reese Lansangan, Ben&Ben, The Itchyworms, and more are scheduled to perform.


Find your next read from a Star Trek alum.

Star Trek fans would know LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge from Star Trek: The Next Generation, but these days he’s been busy with his well-loved podcast. In LeVar Burton Reads, he features noteworthy authors and their stories—this week, the spotlight was on Filipino-American author Kenneth Yu and his short story, “Cricket.” Part of the anthology Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology, “Cricket” tells the story of what happens when one family’s matriarch passes the reins on to the next generation.

Treat yourself to a caramel cake, just because.

PHOTO BY Facebook/Pasteleria Manila

We’re sure you’ve got your own favorite caramel cake by now, but we bet you’ve never seen cakes like these! Pasteleria Manila makes caramel cakes with personalized messages—perfect for any occasion, or even no occasion at all.

Fast forward to 2021 (at least, on paper).

PHOTO BY scribe

How’s your 2020 planner looking? Even the biggest planner aficionado is likely to be lagging behind on planner upkeep these days, but if you’re already thinking of what you’ll be doing come 2021, take a look at Scribe’s site. They’ve got 2021 datebooks available for pre-order. It’s enough to get any compulsive organizer’s heart racing.

Practice social distancing around art.

PHOTO BY Facebook/Pinto Art Museum

Pinto Art Museum has reopened, and if you live nearby and want to do something outside of the house for a change this weekend, its sprawling location in Antipolo is just the thing. Breathe in some fresh air while taking in the art around the museum’s many open-air galleries—it’s not one of the “World’s Most Instagrammed Museums” for nothing.

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