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May 24, 2017

PYEONGCHANG 2018: What to Expect In The Winter Olympics! @PyeongChang2018

by Abigail Javellana  

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

(Copyright: The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)

See the transformation of PyeongChang into a winter sports hub in East Asia through the Winter Games!

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will be the first winter games in Korea held in Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon from February 9 to 25, 2018, while the Paralympic Games will be held from March 9 to 18.

It will be the second Olympics to be hosted in Korea, 30 years after the 1988 Seoul Olympic games. With over 50,000 people participating, PyeongChang 2018 will welcome athletes from over 95 countries, competing in 15 events.

The Winter Olympics include 102 events in 15 sports disciplines--Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-country Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Snowboard, Bobsleigh, Luge, Skeleton, Curling, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, and Speed Skating.

Here's a photo essay of our visit to the Winter Olympic Venues...

PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS
Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon
Facebook: PyeongChang2018
E-mail: info@pyeongchang2018.com
Website: www.pyeongchang2018.com

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May 22, 2017

INDUSTRIE FOOD LOFT: What to Eat at Ortigas' Hippest Food Hall

by Abigail Javellana

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Food halls are popping up all over the Metro and the trend doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon!

Industrie Food Loft is a 300-sqm indoor food hall located in the Ortigas Business District. It is a collection of 12 unique vendors that offer a myriad of food and drink options!

Items like melt-in-your mouth Wagyu cubes, peri-peri chicken, double-patty burgers, spicy salmon maki, juicy pork belly, fresh oysters, Singaporean street food, specialty coffee, creamy gelato, refreshing cocktails, and beer can all be found under one roof!

Here are some of our favorite picks at Industrie Food Loft...

Industrie Food Loft
2/F CityGolf Plaza, Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center Pasig
E-mail: hello.industrie@gmail.com
Facebook: IndustrieFoodLoft

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May 20, 2017

8 Ways to Give Back to Your Parents #StepUp with Visa

Our generation of Filipinos are known to have very tight-knit families. And one of the most beautiful family traditions we have here in the Philippines is how children, once they're older, genuinely want to give back to their parents for all the years of love and support they received.

Here are some ways we can still continue this tradition...

1. Fulfill their forgotten travel dreams. This could be a postponed honeymoon in Hawaii or the Bahamas, or even an abandoned trip to the Holy Land because they needed to pay for your and your brother's education. Purchase those tickets with Visa.

 

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May 17, 2017

Maharlika • Jeepney • Ugly Kitchen: Filipino Food Trip in East Village, New York! (Photo Essay)

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East Village is known for the hustle and bustle of the real NYC and as the setting for the the musical RENT. It is also the global stage for showcasing the vibrant Filipino food scene in New York.  

We recently had the privilege of going on a food trip along 1st Avenue--starting with Happy Hour at Ugly Kitchen, dinner at Maharlika, and cocktails at Jeepney.

Here's a photo essay of our Filipino Food Trip in New York...

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May 16, 2017

GreenHeli: The Boracay Helicopter Tour Experience! (Photo Essay)

by Abigail Javellana

Green Heli

Let this helicopter tour experience take you up in the air to see the famous beach of Boracay like never before! Fly low over the stunning island filled with coconut trees, white sand beaches, and turquoise waters and witness nature in all its glory.

GreenHeli is the Helicopter Branch of Asian Aerospace Corporation, operating nationwide in the Philippines. It has bases in Manila, Boracay, Cebu, and Clark.

Here's a photo essay of our 10-15 minute ride with GreenHeli...

GreenHeli 
Asian Aerospace Helipad, Station 2, Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island
Facebook: GreenHeli
Contact: +63 (36) 288-1000
Website: http://greenheli.ph/

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