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31 posts from June 2016

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June 29, 2016

FLAME Restaurant: A Burning Passion for Modern European Food with an Asian Twist! @DiscoveryPrimea

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!)


FLAME Restaurant is a fine-casual, modern Eurasian concept by award-winning Chef turned General Manager of Discovery Primea, David Pardo de Ayala, and Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco--the winning duo behind Tapenade.

The restaurant gets its fiery moniker from the team’s burning passion for creating unforgettable experiences through cuisine. At FLAME, celebrated European food concepts are tweaked and given an Asian flare. 

Here’s what to expect at FLAME Restaurant…

6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1226 Philippines
Operating Hours (Dinner Only): 
Mondays to Saturdays--6PM to 10PM
Website: www.discoveryprimea.com
E-mail: dp.rsvn@discovery.com.ph
Telephone: +63 955 8888 | +63 2 988 2988
Facebook: Discovery Primea Makati
Instagram: @discoveryprimea
Twitter: @discoveryprimea 

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June 27, 2016

Mobile Photography 2016: 20 Food & Travel Photos Shot Using LG G5 & LG 360!

( Related Blog Post: Our Best Mobile Photos of 2016! as Shot by LG G5 & LG 360 )

Selfie Marble Palace

Yes, all these photos were shot with a mobile phone like our 360 degree selfie! Mobile photography has come a long way thanks to advances such as wide angles lenses, 360-degree cameras, and creative pop-out shots.

Here are our favorite food & travel photos from June using the LG G5 and LG 360-Degree Camera...

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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

By Abigail Javellana

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 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?

Pad Thai Tha Yang-12.jpg

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!


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.


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?

By Abigail Javellana


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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