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In Which We Have a New Contest: Binge on a Budget

What's your Binge on a Budget?
What’s your Binge on a Budget?

Filipinos are amazing when it comes to food.  It’s as if we know instinctively what tastes good, what will satisfy our cravings in the best manner possible.  That said, Filipinos are also keen on getting as much bang for the buck as possible – especially where food is concerned.

This is the premise behind this year’s contest on Midge in the KitchenBinge on a Budget!  We’re looking at meals for one – personal indulgences, little treats for yourself, mini-celebrations done solo – that cost P 200 or less!  We’re looking at budget meals with the dials all cranked up to MAX; spoiling oneself rotten with good food on a very tight budget.  

The rules are simple:

  1. Take a cue from the picture above.  Snap a picture of your most indulgent meal.
  2. Post your picture on Instagram, tagging @deessedomestique with the hashtags #midgeinthekitchen and/or #bingeonabudget or email me your picture at midge(dot)manlapig(at)gmail(dot)com.
  3. Caption it with a witty description plus total costs.
  4. Winner takes all: P 500 worth of Starbucks GCs plus P 500 worth of assorted Japanese treats.

Contest runs from today, 24 June to 24 July.  I’ll be announcing the winner here on the blog on 31st July.  Good luck, everyone.  😉



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

2 thoughts on “In Which We Have a New Contest: Binge on a Budget

  1. I love this!!! And true… Why spend a thousand when you can be a King for 200… Or less!!! I’m gonna try this out!!! Woooohoooo!!! 🙂

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