Got to go back to Manila after leaving that place 4 years back. Did a 3 day trip starting from this Monday. The beer there is still cheap and the food full of meat for every dish. Shopping list this time didn't include any new gadgets. First thing I did when I arrived in Makati is to go to the supermarket and get as much dried mangoes as I can carry. Visited the sports shop over there, hoping to get some cheap t-shirt to replenish my wardrobe but there's nothing interesting. That was a blessing in disguise though, becuase I had some Pesos left to buy a few packs of deep fried pork skin (they call it Checarron, not sure if my spelling is correct).
So beer everynight with my old friends there, and working the next day with a headache... that's what Manila is all about!