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A Chinese New Year at Jinjiang Inn – Ortigas


 Not to be confused with the Jinjiang Hotels (Jinjiang Fandian), Jinjiang Inns is also one of the subsidiaries of Jinjiang International that operates as a large tourism enterprise in China. The Jinjiang Inns opened two branches in the Philippines which are located in Ortigas and Makati. In the Philippines, the Jinjiang Inns are managed under the same company that owned and operates Hotel 101 and Injap Tower (Iloilo), that is Hotel of Asia, Inc. We’ve been to Injap Tower and it’s a beautiful spot to stay when in Iloilo because it’s in the heart of the city and just right across the SM […]


Good Life welcomes Year of the Rooster at Robinsons Place Manila


  It was an all-week celebration as we welcome the Year of the Rooster this Chinese Chinese New Year. left and right, there were a lot of invitation that we’ve attended and one of them was Good Life’s celebration of joyful traditions in 2-day ‘Flavors of Fortune’ Chinese New Year grand food fest which was held last January 27-28, 2017 at Robinsons Place Manila. It was an auspicious celebration filled with colorful tradition and lavish festivities as they welcome the Year of the Rooster. As one of the leading Asian food brand, Good Life, celebrates “Flavors of Fortune: Food Trip Down Chinatown”, a […]


Crimson Hotel Filinvest City celebrates #CNY2017 with Feng Shui Expert Master Joseph Chau


 Did you know that the second day of the Chinese New Year is very important to the Chinese culture? Second day is where most businessmen start and open their businesses. The second day of the Chinese New Year involves the ‘opening of the business day’ where in Mandarin it is called ‘kai nian’, which translates to ‘open year’, according to Feng Shui Expert Joseph Chau. And on January 29, the second day of the Chinese New Year also the year of the Fire Rooster, Master Chau will be joining Crimson Hotel Filinvest City with revelry of good fortune. great food, […]


Chinatown Binondo Food Walk Tour on a Budget


 It’s always a walking experience of history whenever we had the chance to do a food walk tour in Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world. It’s not only the food that made the food walk tour interesting but also the places that surrounds with people living and culture that shows the history of Binondo. Also it’s also the time of the year as Chinese celebrates the annual Chinese New Year. For this year, 2017, the Chinese welcomes the coming of the Year of the Fire Rooster. The Chinese Lunar New Year day begins on January 28, 2017. We’ll talk […]


Marco Polo Ortigas Manila welcomes Year of the Fire Rooster


 Prepare to welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster this coming Chinese New Year and celebrate with the whole family at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila with sumptuous Cantonese dishes combining traditional and modern culinary techniques by Executive Chinese Chef, Raymond Yeung with his Yin and Yang set menus for lunch at Lung Hin. The feast starts on January 28 with Marites Allen, Feng Shui expert to welcome a new year full of blessings. On January 27, there will be a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Grand Ballroom. located on the 7th Floor of the hotel with live entertainment, calligraphy […]


Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates Year of the Rooster with variants of Chinese cuisine


 To celebrate the Year of the Rooster, which promises prosperity, happiness, and opportunities, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is having a gastronomic journey inspiring fortune and abundance featuring three variations  of Chinese cuisine: Cantonese, Hakka, and Sze Chuan. This exciting Chinese New Year menu will be available from January 25 to 29, 2017 for the whole family to enjoy. Abundance: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster “The Year of the Rooster is all about Chinese concept of Bian Nian Hao He meaning the perfect time for reunions to celebrate love for all season, encouraging harmony and lifelong happiness. I have prepared […]


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 […]


Lucky charms to welcome the Year of the Fire Monkey 2016


 We are only few hours away as we celebrate the Lunar New Year as we usher in the Year of the Fire Monkey. And what better ways to celebrate is to be inside where it happens. In Binondo. We are checked-in at Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel today to greet the Chinese New Year and revel with the people of Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world. And here are 5 lucky charms that you must ready as you welcome in the Year of the Monkey 2016. 1. Pineapple Known as ong lai meaning lucky and come, put them together you […]


Chinese tradition that brings good luck for the Year of the Fire Monkey


 February 8, 2016 is very special for the Chinese because it is the day that they are celebrating the Chinese New Year and for this year, it’s the Year of the Fire Monkey. Known to be enthusiastic, playful, and full of energy, people born under the Year of the Monkey will be blessed with good luck this 2016. Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria showed us what to prepare and eat in time for the celebration of the Chinese New Year as we usher in the Year of the Fire Monkey. Jiaozi (Dumplings)   Eating dumplings is part of the Chinese tradition. […]

Chinese New Year traditions and lucky charms.

Chinese New Year traditions and lucky charms


 The revelries for the celebration of the Chinese New Year is on-going in many places in the Philippines particularly in the Tsinoy or Filipino-Chinese community in Binondo, Manila. The official CNY happens on Feb. 10, and yet everyone are all busy celebrating and joining auspicious festivities such as the yearly tradition of dragon and lion dance to sweep away misfortunes and brings good luck to all. Believers already hang or buy lucky charms, such as water snakes figurines and other ornaments which symbolizes this year’s Year of the Water Snake. Chinese superstition believe that this year will be filled with […]

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February 2013 Philippine Festivals


 Welcome back! Today we give the list for the upcoming February 2013 Philippine Festivals so you’ll know where to and when to go to your favorite places for the month’s merry-making and celebration! Here are the list: Lavandero Festival – February 1-6 (Mandaluyong City) As part of the week-long Mandaluyong Day celebration, the unique festival focused on the city’s ancient tradition of washing clothes in the once clean and clear waters of the Pasig River. Amusingly, focal point of the festival is the men participants washing clothes instead of women. Bicol Arts Festival – February 1-28 (Legazpi City) A month-long […]