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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

RIDE ALONG MOTORCYCLE TOURS BY TRAVEL CONCIERGE PHILIPPINES

Baler Ride Along Motorcycle Tours

 

 There’s an exciting ride heading your way. If you love motorcycles, the hum of its engine and the smell of the burning gasoline, you know what we’re talking about. You are on for a wonderful treat as Travel Concierge recently developed a one-of-a-kind travel-related ride along motorcycle tours. Unfortunately, this is not for every Juans, so to speak. Motorcycle or two-wheels has been labeled as a dangerous type of motor vehicle. Expect a lot of eyebrows raising when you mention “ride along motorcycle tours”. “It’s true,” says Pat Favoreal, CEO, Travel Concierge, when he explained to us the concept and why […]

BORACAY PHILIPPINES

The Other Side of Boracay White Beach

 

 Cited in Conde Nast Traveller’s Top 10 Destinations to Watch In 2016, Boracay has a lot more to offer than the usual frolic into the pristine water and powder white sand beach. Secret Beach If you’ll just explore the island, you will be able to surprise yourself with new discoveries and parts of it are two secret beaches that lie on the other side of Stations 1, 2, and 3. Bilat (beelat) and Ilig-Iligan are just waiting for you to explore them. These two beaches are perfect for those who want to escape the crowded Boracay hot spots. How To Get There Just ask […]

PAMINTUAN MANSION HERITAGE TOUR IN PAMPANGA

A NorthPine Land Inc. Heritage Tour of Pampanga

 

 Yesterday, we had a great and wonderful time exploring and rediscovering one of the places in Central Luzon that helped in shaping the history and political state of our country. Pampanga is one of the eight rays that represent the Philippines provinces in our national flag. Pampanga is also considered as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. And when you talk about food, certainly, Pampanga has a lot of them. Our tour in Pampanga was part of the Bloggers’ Appreciation Tour of Pampanga hosted by NorthPine Land Inc. to show the beauty of the province as well as to take a […]

AZALEA HOTELS AND RESIDENCES SPACIOUS SUITES

Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay Spacious Suites

 

   During our 4-day Group Getaway weekend stay at Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay, we were able to get a glimpse of the spacious suites that the hotel property is offering. We visited and viewed 4 suites. We had a tour at the Family Room, 2 Bedroom Apartment Suite, 1 Bedroom Apartment Suite, and Deluxe Hotel Room. Each suite have all the basic features and amenities that caters with the different types of guests of the hotel. Reservations also come with a smart bracelet that is used for unlocking the main doors to the suite. It works like a key card but wearable. It is also water […]

POKEMON GO PIKACHU HUNTING IN BORACAY

Tips where to catch Pikachu in Boracay

 

 Pokemon Go Hunting Why not? From NAIA Terminal 4 we were already searching far and wide for Pokemons, to be the best like no one ever was, when we flew to Boracay for a weekend getaway trip. The search continued as soon as we landed in Caticlan airport. Do you want to know where you can catch Pikachu? PIKACHU IN BORACAY Bulabog Beach Pikachu spawns in three different places in Boracay. One Pikachu appeared while we were on our way to Bulabog Beach where we boarded a motor boat that ferried us to Boracay SunCruiser #BoatParty, Day 1 of our Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay […]

AZALEA BORACAY GROUP GETAWAY WEEKEND TRAVEL

Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay Group Getaway Trip

 

 What will you do when it’s raining non-stop in Metro Manila? Fly to Boracay and enjoy the summer vibe of the island, even on rainy days! Habagat weather was moving heavy in Metro Manila during the third week of August month when we received an invitation to join Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay Group Getaway trip to one of the most visited island destination, Boracay! The invitation came right after we attended a 3-day OPPO F1s launch event at Pico de Loro. We flew aboard the SkyJet together with other bloggers/wanderers for the Boracay trip last August 16, 2016. DAY 1 Boarding We boarded SkyJet’s early flight […]

VIDA and Kohjin revealed what Filipinos need to know about the health benefits of Gluthatione

 

 Last August 17, leading food supplement brand, VlDA NutriSciences, joins Japan’s Kohjin Life Sciences in a press conference titled, “What Filipinos Need to Know about Glutathione” – in an effort to deliver new knowledge and eradicate prevailing rumors surrounding glutathione. The press conference was held at Hotel Jen along Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Misconceptions about Glutathione include rumors such that it causes gastrointestinal pain, skin allergies, and other negative effects-all of which alarm people, specifically those who are already using the substance, and are planning to try it. Kohjin Life Sciences members Mr. Yusuke Sauchi, Ms. Hitomi Ito, and Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine […]

SAMBALILO FESTIVAL CAVINTI LAGUNA

Sambalilo Festival of Cavinti Laguna

 

 It was our first time to join the Cavinti Eco-Extreme Adventure and based from what we’ve heard prior to our joining, the road to this adventure is not the ordinary kind. It has a very active and physical type of outdoor fun and adventure. Going to Cavinti is a 3 to 4 hour travel time from Manila (depends on the traffic situation. You can either commute via South Luzon Expressway or via Marcos Hi-way, south-east of Manila. It is 11 kilometers away from the provincial capital via Pagsanjan route. Our group EATgetaway drove from Manila via SLEX with full-tank gasoline from CALTEX on the way to […]

CRIMSON RESORT AND SPA MACTAN CEBU

Cebu Getaway with Crimson Resort and Spa

 

 Our recent stay at Crimson Resort and Spa in Mactan will always be an experience worth treasured in our wonderful travel memories.   The overall accommodation, from our arrival until we leave the resort, was an ultimate getaway experience. No wonder a lot of foreigners prefer this place whenever they would stay in Lapu-Lapu City. Crimson Resort and Spa has that great service from the concierge up to the assistance they showed to our room. Imagine a post-card worthy view of endless waters from the main resort clubhouse greeting everyone upon arrival with a cool serving of the Crimson harvest, a tropical drink of lemongrass, cucumber […]