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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

PAYMAYA #NOWNATION GO SHOPPING FOR POKEMON BALLS

PayMaya #NowNation Go Shopping

 

 When we travel, it’s not only the transportation, accommodation, and food that matters. Especially when you’re in a different place, the first thing (or should we say, the last thing before you leave) on your itinerary is shopping. Shopping for items that you’ll be needing during the course of your trip or shopping for souvenirs before going back home.     Okay, shopping could be anytime. Not just when you travel. You go shopping after Sunday church. You go shopping when you want to reward yourself for that great achievement you’ve accomplished. You go out shopping to buy things you […]

POKEMON GO OFFICIALLY RELEASED IN THE PHILIPPINES

Pokemon Go is officially out in the Philippines

 

 After months of waiting, Pokemon Go is now official in the Philippines. This is legit. That’s right. And if you’re still living in a bunker you should go out now and install the Pokemon Go on your smartphone. Gotta catch ’em all. Pokemon Go was officially released in the Philippines on the early hours of August 6, 2016 and a lot of Pokemon Trainers started unpacking the app to familiarize with Professor Willow’s instruction. Start searching far and wide. Who knows, just like that guy in the US, Marriott might just be there ‘listening’ and sponsor your next Pokemon Go […]

RAPPLER SOCIAL MEDIA WARRIOR RAISA SERAFICA TALKS ABOUT RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS

Weather Wiser Influencers’ Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness Summit in Cebu

 

 Weather Philippines Foundation in cooperation with Cebu Pacific Air, brought us to Cebu last July 21-22 for the Weather Wiser Influencers’ Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness Summit. It was a two-day trip which included a familiarization and urbanized heritage tour around the city of Cebu on the first day and social media summit on the second day held at Summit Circle Hotel last July 22. In partnership with Cebu Pacific Air, Rappler, and City Savings, Weather Philippines also invited local school and university educators to a one-day social media awareness day. The summit covered the responsible use […]

QUEST HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER CEBU

Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu EATgetaway experience

 

 This year, we were back for the second time in Cebu. We were in Cebu last Sinulog Festival in January and this time it’s for the Weather Philippines Foundation Social Media Summit held last July 21-22, 2016. Our flight and hotel accommodation for the 2-day summit was sponsored by Weather Philippines in partnership with Cebu Pacific Air and Summit Circle Hotel. Weather Philippines Foundation invited several bloggers from Manila representing Weather Wiser Influencers to the Social Media for  Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness with Rappler Philippines and City Savings last July 22.   Educators from Cebu universities and schools were also […]

LAPU-LAPU MONUMENT AT CEBU PROVINCIAL CAPITOL

Weather Philippines Foundation gets urbanized with Cebu Heritage Tour

 

 Did you know that long before the colonizing powers of the West arrived, Cebu was once called Zubu and was already an important trading center and one of the oldest trading location known as parian is here in this city? Before Ferdinand Magellan, it was the Chinese traders who discovered and were particularly attracted, not only to goods; but tot the honesty of the natives of Zubu, and it was the ‘ideal safe harbor’ because of the protection in the east given by the Mactan Island. This was just an introduction of what we rediscovered during our recent stay in Cebu. […]

LG OLED TV PERFECT BLACK PERFECT COLOR

LG reveals the Perfect Black, Perfect Color OLED TV 4K

 

 Gone were the days when you look for a TV and you ask, “Is it cable-ready?” Now, consumers are looking for the best Smart TV and if it’s a 4K Smart TV. LG Electronics, a global innovation in TV technology, is breaking new grounds with its latest line of premium OLED TVs, and it’s now available in the country. It’s not just Smart TV, it’s OLED TV 4K. We dropped by at one of the sophisticated suites at Raffles Hotel to check out the exclusive preview of LG’s revolutionary technology set to power the TVs of tomorrow. In between munching […]

PLANTRONICS AUDIO PRODUCTS LAUNCH AT CONRAD HOTEL

Plantronics product launching

 

 Plantronics, a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers, recently launched the Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headsets, RIG 500 Gaming Headsets, and BackBeat GO 3 Wireless Earbuds at Conrad Hotel last June 23 and we had a sneak look at the powerhouse products Plantronics is now offering in the market. Plantronics have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth headsets to gaming solutions, Plantronics deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. The Voyager 5200 and 5200 UC Bluetooth devices feature WindSmart technology, an exclusive Plantronics […]

SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA MANILA FRENCH MONTH C'EST TROP BON

C’est Trop Bon at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

 

 Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates French National Day C’est Trop Bon for the whole month of July highlighting 210 different types of cheese at Spiral’s L’Epicerie to further enrich the Filipino’s growing adoration for the classic French staple. Cheese specialist Colin Chandaras will share the fine art of appreciating cheeee from July 6-10, 2016 at lunch and dinner. Colin has a specialization on cheese and dairy products, having been trained by the master cheesemaker himself, Pascal Beillevarie. He is an official envoy of Fromagerie Beilleverie, sharing his knowledge and expertise on cheese. According to Colin, “What I love about cheese […]

MADISON 101 HOTEL + TOWER

Madison 101 Hotel + Tower is a superb 3-star hotel in Quezon City that travelers must include in their next staycation list

 

 Madison 101 Hotel + Tower There is a good vibe feeling the moment you step inside Madison 101 Hotel + Tower, a hotel/dormitory-style living property that is perfect for the taste of this generation’s millennials and travelers of different genre, foreign and locals alike. Located at one of the busy jungle avenues in Quezon City, Madison 101 Hotel + Tower looks a lot like a condominium on the first glance than a 3-star hotel and dormitory catering mostly to students (and their parents) who are enrolled near the universities and colleges in this area. The condominium look is a giveaway […]

HOTELQUICKLY REBRANDS WITH NEW IMAGE

HotelQuickly sports new ‘key’ logo and brand new app image

 

 Mobile-for-travel app HotelQuickly has been known and recognizable with the ‘pillow’ icon for the 3 years it has been offering last-minute booking for travelers in 16 countries in the world. Starting today, March 31st, coinciding their 3rd year anniversary, HotelQuickly replaces the ‘pillow’ with a brand new sleek ‘key’ logo. Today’s change also reveals the release of the new HotelQuickly app that coincides with the official rebranding and the relaunch of the HotelQuickly website. The freshly minted app showcases a brighter color palette, a more streamlined booking flow as well as a host of new features, while the brand has been revamped with […]

CHEF CHUA YEW HOCK OF HOLIDAY INN SINGAPORE ATRIUM FOR PARADES OF SINGAPOREAN FLAVORS AT SEVEN CORNERS

Get lucky and win a trip for two to Singapore when you dine-in at Parades of Singaporean Flavors at Seven Corners

 

 To those of you who missed or having a difficult time booking Cebu Pacific’s Anniversary Piso Sale (which is on-going until March 10), this is your chance to get lucky to fly to Singapore for two by simply dining in at Seven Corners in Ortigas from March 1-13, 2016. The winner will receive a round trip tickets  to Singapore for two and a 3D/2N stay at Holiday inn Singapore Atrium. Any food and beverages ordered worth PHP 2,000 entitles you to one raffle coupon to be raffled on March 15, 2016. This is through the partnership of Cebu Pacific Air and […]

HOTELQUICKLY MOVES INTO JAPAN

Spending for hotel stay in Japan becomes more affordable now

 

 Planning the next trip to visit and witness the cherry blossoms in Japan but you’re still reluctant because you’re having difficulties in finding last-minute and affordable hotel bookings in the Land of the Rising  Sun? Rejoice, dear readers, because finally HotelQuickly, the No. 1 last-minute mobile booking app has landed in Japan after its acquisition of its own domestic booking app, Tonight. HotelQuickly which allows members to book special, mobile-only discounts on hotels within a one-week time frame, has more than two million downloads. HotelQuickly has opened 400 hotels in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. “Japan is high on the list […]

TOP THINGS TO DO IN ISLAND COVE HOTEL AND LEISURE PARK

Things to see, do, and enjoy inside Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park

 

 Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is a complete getaway package that you’ll get to experience once you enter the premises of the 36-hectare Mediterranean inspired island that is 15 minutes away from SM Mall of Asia. It’s an experience you wouldn’t want to miss and perhaps staying for a day-trip is not enough. The best to experience the whole of the resort island is to enjoy the complete accommodation via staying in one of the hotel rooms or villas for longer days. A 3N/2D vacation is good enough for you to enjoy the fun and relaxation that Island Cove Hotel […]

CHINATOWN LAI LAI HOTEL

8 Reasons why you should book a stay at Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel

 

 Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel is already an iconic Chinese hotel in Binondo, Manila. It recently renovated and relaunched to cater with the modern needs of every guest coming in the hotel. Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel opened its doors in September 1, 2014 under the new management of Jackson Chua. Here are 8 reasons why you should book a stay at Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel 1. “Lai Lai” means “come”. Thus, the hotel is inviting people to go visit significant part of the country’s history. Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel is surrounded by a heritage of two races, Filipino and Chinese that […]