My name is Gretchen Gatan, and I’m a writer, marketing manager, and freelance makeup artist from Metro Manila, Philippines. Writing is my passion, and this blog serves as a creative outlet where I can write about all things beauty and lifestyle—and occasionally my random thoughts and tantrums.
Greta’s Junkyard is literally a dump site of my favorite things.
There’s no doubt that the summer can be exhausting due to the heat, and by the time the season ends, many people are left weak, dehydrated, or even malnourished. Some stay indoors to avoid the heat while others consume loads of water to stay hydrated. This is normal, especially when you live in a tropical country. However,(…)
Potts Point Cafe in Eastwood Mall: Organic Food At Its Finest KChan and I had the pleasure of visiting Potts Point Cafe last Saturday for a taste testing event hosted by Ace Azarraga. Owned by dynamic duo chefs, Chessie Guerrero and James Torres, the restaurant features organic dishes that taste so heavenly in the palate. I(…)
A few weeks ago, I discovered that a long-time friend of mine, Sam Ty, also known as “the Noodle” behind The Noodle Bakes, started a pastry business that definitely captures the attention of many. The Noodle Bakes: Rare Cakes and Macarons Baked by the Noodle And it shouldn’t be too surprising. After studying at New York’s(…)
When I used to work in Bonifacio Global City, I remember always seeing the sign of Mandara Spa in McKinley Park Residences along 31st Street. Unfortunately, I never really had the time to drop by and try their services—though I was always intrigued with what they had to offer. At least until last week, I(…)
When in Manila, the Old Spaghetti House boasts its new line of desserts which caters to both Speculoos addicts and sweet tooths (like myself). And so with some of my favorite people last Friday, pigging out in the Old Spaghetti House Libis was definitely a good way to start the long weekend. Cayo, Kim, Marvin and I with TOSH’s Marketing(…)