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OBANZAI: THE FLAVORS OF KYOTO AT SPIRAL

Discover Kyoto with Obanzai at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

 

 Anybody who love trying out and discover the Japanese gastronomy adventures are in luck with the Obanzai: The Flavors of Kyoto feast for discerning palates happening at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila from January 16 to 22, 2017. It’s gonna be a ‘Subarashi dainingu’ experience as Spiral Master artisan, Chef Hiromi Yonekawa takes gastronomes through an epicurian voyage that capture the culinary specials of his mother’s hometown and Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto. There’s going to be Hot Japanese atellier plus Sushi and Sashimi station to wow the guests of the renowned Spiral restaurant. We all know that there are great […]

JOLLIBEE PEPPER CREAM BURGER STEAK

Jollibee adds new twist to the classic Burger Steak

 

 Jollibee’s Burger Steak, yup that classic 100% beef patty, has a new variant that every burger steak lovers will enjoy up to the last bite.  We are talking about the all-new Jollibee Pepper Cream Burger Steak that is loaded with rich sauce made of cream and generous infusion of black pepper! Uhm-mmm. Sounds yummy, right? This new variant offers a spark of heat and full-bodied flavors balanced by refreshing sweet corn kernels. And yes, it’s served with steamed rice. Moms and dads need not worry, if your kids hate the sounds of ‘pepper’ on their food because they wont even […]

SINGAPORE AIRLINES CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF A GREAT WAY TO FLY

Travel to Singapore on $160 round-trip fare now on sale!

 

 Just announced during Singapore Airlines Travel Fair media event, you can travel and visit Singapore, one of the most must-see and must-travel destination when it comes to shopping, dining, sightseeing, and nightlife entertainment, for as low as $160 or about P7,840 (estimated on a $1=P49 rate exchange) when you visit Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel fair 2017 happening in different Ayala malls this January to February 2017. Singapore Airlines and SilkAir together with Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), will be giving away extraordinary opportunities for SIA and SilkAir passengers and BPI Cardholders to visit Singapore and other exciting destinations, while […]

PLAYA LAIYA BEACH CLUB

A Guide to Endless Summer When in Batangas Part 2

 

 After the fun day tour at Aquaria Water Park, we visited another beach resort in San Juan, Batangas, this time at Playa Laiya Beach Club. It’s another three-hour drive from Makati, just like if you’re going to Aquaria Water Park. The road to Playa Laiya Beach Club is almost the same as you are traveling to Aquaria Water Park via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), but all the way to the end. How To Get There? Via Ibaan Take the Lucena exit point going to Star Toll Way. From Star Toll Way, take the San Jose, Ibaan Exit. Turn left […]

AQUARIA WATER PARK CALATAGAN, BATANGAS

A Guide to Endless Summer When in Batangas Part 1

 

 Almost 4 years ago, we were able to visit Aquaria during its infancy stage and we were impressed at that time –  pleasant calm waves, like what we’ve mentioned on our first visit to this resort in Calatagan, Batangas. Presently known as Aquaria Water Park, it hasn’t lost it touch like the first time we’ve seen this place. The welcoming committee still greet in-coming guests with their signature lemon grass tea. This kind of hospitality will flush out the stress from the 3-hour travel from Makati, where we came from when we visited Aquaria Water Park for the second time. […]

EUROPAK BACKPACK

Europak: Inspired by European Artistry

 

 Inspired by European artistry, the Europak brand – registered in Hong Kong, has captured the discerning bag lovers’ taste with their equally premium quality-crafted designs that matches the everyday lifestyles of the young urban professionals. Europak’s design is rooted on European artistry and heritage with timeless appeal, sophisticated look in every inch made from different materials from nylon to genuine leather. To add this greatness, Europak just opened their newest concept store located in the Ayala-owned Market! Market! mall in Bonifacio Global City. Azrael Coladilla, blogger and social media influencer, took notice of the great design and style of the […]

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A Merry Magical Disney Christmas in SM Lanang Premier

 

 SM Lanang Premier invites everyone to come and see the Disney Christmas Village centerpiece and enjoy a Merry Magical Disney Christmas Holiday for the whole family. The Disney Christmas Village opened to the public in November and will run until January 8. The Christmas Holiday centerpiece includes Disney Pop-up Store with items like apparel and toys for sale at The Atrium near the Fountain Court. Aside from the centerpiece, SM Lanang Premier is also popular for their dancing fountains located at the Fountain Court Grounds. It is like a walk in the park as shoppers and guests enjoy the wonderful […]

Yule Duel Christmas Show Choir Competition in SM City Davao

 

 SM City Davao, the first SM mall in Mindanao, held a one-day musical choir competition and gave away a total of P30,000 in cash prizes plus plaque and Certificate of Appreciation to group participants. Yule Duel, a Christmas Show Choir Competition was held last December 18 at the Annex Building of SM City Davao. Participating chorale group were Conexus Harmonia Chorale Tagum City National High School, Sto. Tomas Youth Choir, and Denians Voice Ensemble. Three guest judges were also present during the competition and gave scores to participants based on different criteria. The Denians Voice Ensemble bagged the 3rd place […]

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Christmas dazzles at SM Seaside City Cebu

 

 SM Seaside City Cebu, one of the largest SM malls in  the Philippines, is celebrating a whirl of Christmas dazzle with season of gladness and cheers to make every shoppers holiday merry and bright. SM Seaside City Cebu lighted up its gigantic 60-foot carousel-themed Christmas Tree signifying the mall’s dazzling holidays. The giant Christmas Tree is located at Mountain Wing Atrium where The Bradford United Church of Christ’s 100-Voice Choir presented their awesome The Glory of Christmas musical show yesterday, December 16 to the delight of all shoppers and guests. The Glory of Christmas musical presentation will return on  December […]

AIRASIA SAYS #THANKYOU

WATCH! AirAsia #ThankYou Christmas Campaign

 

 Filipinos by nature are very loving and when we show our gratitude, we do it and really meant it from the heart. This characteristic is found in everyone of us and to capture the spirit of the holiday season, AirAsia Philippines launched the #ThankYou Christmas Campaign as it fills the air with the spirit of gratitude and the promise of continues and improved service to the Filipino travelers. Highlighting AirAsia’s memorable journeys, the #ThankYou Christmas Campaign video will be shared on cinema screens, AirAsia’s YouTube Channel, and Facebook advertisements starting from the first week of December up to the first […]

ROMA VITA RESORT LAGUNA

Roma Vita: A Patch of Roman Opulence in the Heart of Laguna

 

 Opened since 2012 for family and friends, Roma Vita Resort opens its doors to new guests and to the digital world. Christine Garcia, Owner and CEO, welcomed us for the weekend to give us a feel of ‘A Patch of Roman Opulence in the Heart of Laguna’ and to attend the launch of their official website. Roma Vita Resort  is more than 3 hours away from Metro Manila without the usual traffic on the road. You can take the Calamba Exit or the Sto. Tomas shortcut route to reach the resort located in Brgy. Masili, Los Banos, Laguna. You wont feel […]

Shop with GCash MasterCard and fly with PAL

 

 Your GCash MasterCard has teamed up with Philippine Airlines to give you another reason to go shopping.  From December 2 to 8, just use your GCash MasterCard when buying at any of the over 33 million MasterCard partner outlets worldwide.  Each successful transaction will entitle you to one (1) raffle entry that may bring you to a destination of your choice for free.  For this week’s promo, the winner gets a P20,000 travel voucher from PAL and may also have a chance to take home a brand new Nissan Juke in the grand draw.  You can easily avail of the […]

ELECTROLUX NUTRIFRESH INVERTER REFRIGERATORS

The new Electrolux NutriFresh Inverter Refrigerators will keep market food fresh up to 7 days

 

 Good news to all moms and those who love going to the market and keep the food inside the refrigerator right after. Electrolux’s latest innovation in technology will now keep market food fresh up to 7 days. That’s the new Electrolux NutriFresh Inverter Refrigerators that comes in stylish and elegant French Door, Three Door, and Top Freezer designs moms, kids, and dads will love. For us in our home, Electrolux is always our choice when it comes to kitchen appliances. We had the classic Water Purifier back in the days when Electrolux introduced them in the 80s. Those were the […]

Coldplay Announce Asian Tour for April 2017

Coldplay finally rocks Manila! Pre-sale reservation of tickets for Globe customers starts Nov. 18!

 

 “Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions…” Almost all the music-minded people in the world have been preparing for this awesome news. And when the headline broke out, everyone just went “Yellow”! Coldplay have announced last Nov. 16 a run of Asian stadium shows for the acclaimed A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, including the band’s first ever concerts in Taiwan, the Philippines, and South Korea (they last played Japan in 2014 and Singapore in 2009). Tickets for the Asian dates go on sale on 17 Nov (Seoul), 18 Nov (Singapore, Tokyo) and 24 Nov (Manila, Taipei). “Look […]

AFTERNOON TEA MARCO POLO ORTIGAS MANILA

Cozy and romantic afternoon tea time feels at Connect Lounge

 

  Filipinos love to eat between meals and what better way to indulge in this favorite pastime than have an Afternoon at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Connect Lounge. Afternoon Tea is a typical “meal” habit usually of the British. It involves some small sandwiches, pastries, scones with clotted cream, cakes, and of course, tea. And because Marco Polo Ortigas Manila wants to make your stay or visit memorable, Connect Lounge introduces the Afternoon Tea which is available daily from 2 PM to 6 PM for only P788, which is surprisingly, good for two people. Served in a circular three-tier stand, […]

JOLLIBEE CREAMY FLOATS SPOIL YOURSELF

A foodie way to ‘Spoil Yourself’ with Jollibee Creamy Floats

 

  There aint no bad day that a cool and indulging treat can not drive away. At least, that’s how we felt when one day we were under the weather and things got a little bit crazy. Jollibee Creamy Floats saved the day! It’s the new coolest surprise from Jollibee that let’s you enjoy the flavors of Jollibee Creamy Floats in Chocolate and Coffee. It’s another reason for Jollibee, the no. 1 fastfood chain in the country, to let their customers indulge their Jolly cravings with this specialty beverage line-up. Made from real coffee and chocolate, these beverages offer the […]

KALESA RESTAURANT MERCURE MANILA ORTIGAS

Kalesa, an appetizing experience to a man’s heart (or woman’s)

 

 If you’re in search for a dish with the real flavors of Filipino cuisines that you’ve always wanted, then hop on and ride to a Kalesa journey inside Mercure Manila Ortigas, the newest business hotel hub in the heart of Ortigas CBD. Recently opened in September, Mercure Manila Ortigas has that elegant feel of a business class hotel for the people on-the-go and business minded people searching for a place to stay in Manila. Mercure Manila Ortigas is part of Mercure Hotels, a brand of hotels run by French multinational corporation AccorHotels. Mercure Manila Ortigas offers a luxurious feel with […]

A TASTE OF VIETNAM AT SPIRAL SOFITEL PHILIPPINES MANILA

Spiral presents A Taste of Vietnam

 

 We’ve been to Vietnam a couple of times already and when it comes to food experience, Vietnamese cuisine has something fresh to offer for foodies who want to try out a healthy and delectable dishes found in this Southeast Asian country. And guests of Sofitel Philippines Plaza Manila, specifically Spiral, didn’t have to go that far to experience wellness in an epicurean journey from one of Southeast Asia’s healthiest culinary havens brought by Vietnamese Master Chef Le Minh Quang. Chef Quang flew in from Hotel Royal Hoi-An by the MGallery over the week until the weekend to bring his best sellers and […]

OMEGA HOUSEWARE BRAND

OMEGA houseware brand unveils new logo

 

 OMEGA houseware unveils new brand logo tagged “Modern Everyday Solutions” at the NOVOTEL in Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City last Saturday evening depicting change and innovation. A video entitled “Heritage of OMEGA” is one of the highlights of the event. It signifies how OMEGA has understood the needs of a Filipino family and was able to share their love to one another by providing OMEGA products that suits their everyday needs up to the next generation. They chose OMEGA and they are happy that it’s a brand they can trust. Mr. Morris T. Ong, President of Much Prosperity Trading International, […]

MAKANSUTRA SINGAPORE HAWKER FOOD STALL IN SM MEGAMALL

Singapore comes closer to home with Makansutra at the SM Megamall

 

 If you love laksa, satay, bah kuh teh, or anything Singaporean cuisine, you don’t need to go very far – like book a flight with Cebu Pacific or Singapore Airlines, to savor the rich and flavorful popular food concept also known as ‘hawker food’ because now you can experience it here in Manila. SM comes with another first as it opened its doors to Filipino foodies and non-foodies alike with the newly introduced Makansutra street food-style stalls at the SM Megamall A. We just had our first dibs and we are convinced that Makansutra will take you to a food trip […]

BAKOOD FESTIVAL 2016 MARCHING BANDS DRUM BATTLE SHOW COMPETITION

Bakood Festival 2016 MUSIKO Marching Band, Drum Battle, and Show Competition

 

 It was our first time to cover Bakood Festival and it was a great opportunity to watch marching bands from different provinces and region of the country as they gallantly paraded their costumes and uniforms for the whole day in the streets of Poblacion in Bacoor, Cavite last Saturday. The Marching Bands Parade was part of the Bakood Festival 2016 MUSIKO and Bacoor’s 345th Founding Anniversary celebration highlighted with the Drum Battle, Show Competition, and Awarding Ceremony attended by town head Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla. This blog was part of the social media and online sites who were invited by Edwin Guinto of the […]

PIZZA HUT #PIZZAMENOW

Pizza in just a few clicks with Pizza Hut #PizzaMeNow

 

 Have you been spending that oh so many nights just eating your ‘tortang talong’ and you began to feel sorry for yourself? Worry and feel bad no more. There’s now a fast and easy way to fix your pizza cravings, day and night. All you need is your laptop, desktop, or mobile phone. It’s now quick and easy to have your favorite pizzas, at home, delivered at your doorstep or through carry-out orders. Paano? Read on! Pizza Hut Philippines recently updated their new website and part of it is the featured new and fast way of ordering pizza. The new […]

AIRASIA TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER 2016 WINNERS

AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 finalists Kim Pauig wins grand prize

 

 AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 finalists Kimberly Pauig wins 200,000 BIG points after the dramatic Final Show held last September 15 at Green Sun, Makati City. There were more than 500 entries whittled down to six finalists who traveled all the way to Macau and competed in different challenges. Finalists Neil Cardano, Mithilaya Miclat, Eliseo Zuñiga, Pauig, Daniel Magbanua, and Dave Poblete showed their skills in different categories like portraiture and food photography as they visited Coloane Village, Fisherman’s Wharf, and other cultural attractions in Macau. During The Final Show, DJ Tracy Abad of The Mad House of Mellow 94.7, the top three finalists Pauig, […]

Mang Inasal pays tribute to everyday heroes

 

 It’s not all the time that we see and hear heroic deeds by our fellowmen that is given recognition for all citizens to know and realize that faith in humanity is still present among our hearts. A person doesn’t have to go to war and come back as a hero nor that person doesn’t have to save an entire city like the Avengers did in the movie Age of Ultron. A person can be a hero just by stepping up, believing and doing what he believes is right. Sharing talents and passion to his fellowmen that will benefit a lot of people […]

78TH OKTOBERFEST AT SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA MANILA

78th Oktoberfest at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

 

 Mark your calendars and ready your bellies on October 7 & 8 because Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila and the German Club will celebrate their 78th Oktoberfest. It’s a milestone for the German Club Manila as they also celebrates 110th years in the Philippines. Guests are invited to indulge on an endless stretch of sumptuous Bavarian culinary specialties prepared by Sofitel’s seasoned artisans, limitless servings of beer towers and a featured collection of time-honored German traditions plus exciting raffle prizes on the 7th and 8th of October 2016. The Bavarian Sound Express returns by demand to keep everybody on the dance […]