Patchi, the Lebanese Chocolates founded by Nizar Choucair, is finally here in Manila! Thanks to Lucy Torres who gave it as a gift to Ben Chan, who in turn fell in love with it and franchised the boutique store in the metro.
Patchi already has a cult following of chocolate lovers in Manila. It is known for having the finest chocolates with nutty fillings, and thematic chocolate favors/gifts. It is a bit on the expensive side, but it is an affordable luxury that one can indulge in to celebrate milestones or to give as gifts.
1. The Biggest New Year's Eve Concert @ Eastwood Grand New Year Countdown
Eastwood organizes the Best New Year's Eve Concert in Manila. The Official Quezon City Countdown will be in Eastwood Mall from 5pm of December 31 to the morning of January 1.
Eastwood is said to be throwing the best New Year's eve concert featuring K 24/7, Kiss Jane and Dream Carousel, True Faith, Side A, Freestyle and Journey’s frontman Arnel Pineda with The Ammo Band. It will be hosted by Cesca Litton and KC Montero. There will be free photo booths, videoke booths and other sponsored activities.
For inquiries, call the Eastwood Mall Concierge: +632 709-9888, + 63 917-8380111.
2. New Year Fireworks @ Mall of Asia!
The annual countdown of GMA-7 will happen in Mall of Asia, hosted by Tim Yap. At 11pm, there will be a 3-minute fireworks show to start off the GMA-7 telecast and a 15-minute Grand Fireworks show at 12 midnight. The Mall of Asia Veranda restaurants are accepting reservations already. On New Year's day itself, MOA will have the annual grand Mascot Parade around the mall.
If you are looking for fireworks, this is the place to be. Sadly, it seems like Makati and Bonifacio Global City won't have any fireworks activities. :(
I'm proud of our new Philippine currency despite the criticisms, which can be easily corrected in the next print run. It is about time that we launch the new Peso bills, which symbolize new hope and a stronger economy in 2011 and beyond.