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June 26, 2016

MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 (A Photo Essay) @MTVAsia

MTV Music Evolution 2016
From last year’s successful lineup celebrating local and international chart-topping hip-hop artist, MTV Music Evolution 2016 is back in Manila bringing pop culture and more fun again in the Philippines!

The one-night-only live music event last June 24 celebrated pop music like never before, giving the fans an experience to discover the evolution of pop music and its dance influence with live performances from One Republic, Far East Movement, Apink, Bebe Rexha, James Reid & Nadine Lustre, and Gary & Gab Valenciano that kept us dancing all night long.

Here was our experience at MTV MUSIC Evolution 2016…

MTV Music Evolution
Website: http://www.mtvmusicevo.com/
Facebook: mtvasia
Instagram: @mtvasia
Twitter: @mtvasia

Related Blog Post: #MTVMusicEvo 2015: On Francis M Tribute, Hip Hop Culture, and Naughty by Nature! (Photo Essay)

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June 24, 2016

LE MONET: Your Home in Camp John Hay, Baguio! (Revisited) @lemonet_hotel

Le Monet Baguio
Le Monet Hotel is located in the Baguio City, also known as the "Summer Capital of Philippines". The establishment is named after Claude Monet, the great French impressionist painter known for his beautiful landscape paintings. Managed by Artstream Hospitality Management Group, Inc. with 70 well-appointed rooms, you'll find Le Monet Hotel inside the famous Camp John Hay.

We loved the combination of the hotel's beautiful landscapes, the scent of pine, and the sweeping views that provide guests with a cozy atmosphere. 

Here's our experience...

 

LE MONET HOTEL
Le Monet Hotel Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Website: www.lemonethotel.ph
Mobile: +6374 6610202 to 07 / +639175267049
Facebook: @LeMonetHotel
Twitter: @lemonet_hotel
E-mail: rsvn.lemonet@ahmgi.com

Read More: LE MONET Boutique Hotel and Breakfast Buffet - The Best in Baguio?!

Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: Le Monet Hotel

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June 21, 2016

PAD THAI: How this 100-year-old Recipe from Tha Yang Ruined the Pad Thai Experience Anywhere Else

Read: Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2016: Why should you fly to Bangkok for this?

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As a foodie traveler, you always look forward to visiting regions where you can taste authentic local fare. It's always a treat understanding the culture of a place through its food and dining destinations, like pintxos from the different bars in San Sebastian, sashimi at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, or ...

 

...  a 100-year old Pad Thai recipe in Tha Yang district, Petchaburi province in Thailand.   Watch: BEST PAD THAI in Tha Yang, Thailand! in 360

Here's my experience eating authentic Pad Thai at Tha Yang... 

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NEDERBURG: A VASK Wine Dinner with South Africa’s Finest!

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They say wine is the drink of the Gods. What more when it’s paired with some of the finest food in the world? Gallery VASK and Future Trade International partnered with Nederburg Wines in celebration of their next generation Cellar Master, Andrea Freeborough.

 

Along with the beautiful selection of wines, Chef Luis Gonzales of Gallery VASK prepared a lavish, full-course menu to pair with Nederburg’s Brew Master, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, and more.

 

NEDERBURG WINES
South Africa
Email: nedwines@distell.co.za
Telephone: +27 (0)21 862 3104
Website: www.nederburg.com
Facebook: Nederburg

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MASTERMIND: What Makes Manila's First Theatrical Escape Room Different?

Mastermind

Skullhead Hostages by Mastermind is a Theatrical Escape Room designed to give players a different experience with an actor constantly manipulating the storyline while everyone is trapped as hostages and must escape through solving real-life puzzles within 60 minutes.

Room Brief:
You are held hostage by a radicalist gang leader, who resorts to extreme methods to uphold his clan’s values. Will you distract him and maneuver your way out of this hairy situation? Or will the war wage on? You must work with your friends to solve puzzles, eavesdrop telephone conversations, gather all the equipment, and disengage the enemy to succeed. Will you escape from reality?

Here's what to expect in Manila's first theatrical escape room...

Mastermind Theatrical Escape Rooms
2nd Floor, Harrison Plaza Manila (Beside DHL)
Mobile: +63920 946 3925
E-mail: manila@mastermindescape.com
Website: mastermindescape.com
Facebook: MastermindEscape

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June 19, 2016

San Miguel Premium All Malt, San Miguel Super Dry & Cerveza Negra Draft Beers are finally here!

The San Miguel Lifestyle Brews is a selection of master-crafted beers which include San Miguel Premium All Malt, Cerveza Negra and San Miguel Super Dry appealing to an evolving crowd of beer lovers and sophisticated palettes.

The event is the launching of it's premium line of artfully-crafted draft beers brewed locally retaining its freshness.

 

San Miguel Premium Beer Draft Experience

San Miguel has partnered with selected bars and pubs in Metro Manila providing the San Miguel Lifestyle brews in draft format.

The draft beers are brewed in small batches and packaged locally in their brewery in Valenzuela, assuring customers a level of freshness as if you are drinking straight from the brewery.

Here's a photo essay of the launch...

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June 17, 2016

BAGUIO: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Baguio (2016 Edition)! #AwesomeBaguio

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It's been a while since we updated our list of 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Baguio (even the list of Tripadvisor and other sites are outdated), so we revisited our old favorites and were surprised to discover new awesome restos in the "City of Pines". We asked prominent local foodies for suggestions and came up with a comprehensive list of go-to places.

Team Our Awesome Planet together with Donny "The Last Don" Elvina of the KTG visited and tried all the shortlisted Baguio restaurants in a span of 4 days. Each establishment was individually ranked from 1-10 and their food needed to be good--and we had to have tasted it for ourselves--to be included on the list.

(Note: I have to admit that the team who rated the restaurants is predominantly young, so there's a subjective millennial bias on the choice and ranking of the restaurants.) 

Here are the top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Baguio for 2016... 

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