In a Nutshell--- A daytime city guide bred by word of mouth, Insider Picks: Manila By Day isn't an attempt to cover all that the metro has to offer (especially since today’s café is tomorrow’s barber shop in these fickle parts). It is, rather, an inspired pursuit of premium alternatives: places and things well beyond the “same old, same old” whether they’re quirky holes-in-the-wall or old-timers with perks and goodies that many don’t know about. Insider Picks: Manila By Day is just that—insider secrets too delicious not to share!
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Video 48 Specialty: Old hard-to-find moviesVideo killed the radio star, and pirated DVDs killed the video store. So why is Video 48 still around? Because it did something the chain stores failed to do. From the day it opened nearly 20 years ago, Video 48 offered something more than plain distribution. It’s called curation. The owner, Simon Santos, lives and breathes film, and has the most informed selection of local and Hollywood classics among all the video shops in the metro. Many a young filmmaker’s education was nurtured here, and the late greats like Lino Brocka and Chaning Carlos were regulars, as are today’s active directors and screenwriters...
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