Author: Maida Pineda

For the past thirteen years, Maida Pineda has been committed to savoring the golden delicious moments of life through her passions for food, travel, writing, and food styling. 

No two days are alike for Maida. She may be seeking the best popiah in Singapore, stalking a vendor in Manila, or dining in the posh Eastern & Oriental Express.

Her proverbial “Maida’s Touch” is captured in hundreds of published magazine articles and her two books, “Do’s and Don’ts in the Philippines” and “Six Degrees of Expatriation: Uncovering Lives of Expats in Singapore.”

Join her as she eats her way around the world at www.themaidastouch.blogspot.com and www.maidastouch.com

Latest Posts

7 wild dates in the Philippines

7 wild dates in the Philippines

Snuggling up to your pet pooch is great, but swimming with sharks and posing with tarsiers is better
50 Filipino foods that define the Philippines

50 Filipino foods that define the Philippines

From adobo to turon -- the best bites to be savored around the archipelago
Tiong Bahru: Singapore’s oldest and hippest 'hood

Tiong Bahru: Singapore’s oldest and hippest 'hood

Specialty coffee bars, modern bistros and quirky lifestyle stores invigorate one of Singapore’s coolest suburbs
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