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September 08, 2011

Random Ideas for the Road Food Trip Lover

A big thanks to all those who submitted their entries to the Blog Carnival with the theme "Your Most Awesome Road Food Trip"!

To give you ideas for your next Road Food Trip,  here is a compilation of my favorite entries:

1. Quezon Province, the Next Frontier of Road Food Trip Adventure

quezon adventure
Photo by: FoodStyling-Manila.Com

The province of Quezon is starting to be appreciated as a road food trip destination. Now, people find there's more to it than the usual Pahiyas celebration in Lucban. Three of my favorite restaurants are located in Quezon: Ugu Bigyan in Tiaong, Quezon; Jay's Kubli Springs in Dolores, Quezon, and the Crispy Pata Place in Candelaria.

Giannina of FoodStyling-Manila has a great blog series on her Quezon Road Food Adventure -- from Real Quezon's Beach Side Seafood Market to Fresh Seafood BBQ at Jualian Resort in Real to Biliran Island for Picnic and to the Malunok Falls via the Real-Mauban "Coastal Highway".  She certainly covered more ground beyond the traditional Lucban visit and stopover at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan. She even featured Dahilican Port, which is the jump-off point for the other remote islands in Quezon, like Polillo Island.

Quezon will be my next Road Food Trip destination in 2012, specifically because of the relaunch of Balesin (which is south of Polillo Island), the beautiful and laidback beaches of Cagbalete Islands (via Mauban Quezon) and BonPen, the new destination in the 3rd district of Quezon.

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August 24, 2011

Favor, can you answer this OAP survey for me?

IloveManila

Dear Our Awesome Planet Friends,

Anton here. First of all, thank you for all your awesome support for Our Awesome Planet (OAP) for the last 6.5 years. Thanks for all the 614 survey feedback responses last year which greatly influenced my directions and plans for OAP. 

After a year, I would like to get feedback on how Our Awesome Planet blog met your expectation. 

I am excited for 2012 as we prepare to expand internationally. I would like to share with you some of my plans and get your honest feedback through this survey.

Please click here to answer the survey: Our Awesome Planet Blog Survey (August 2011)

I read all the survey feedbacks and take them into consideration when I formulate my plans for OAP.

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February 11, 2011

How to use the OAP Travel Planner for Summer 2011

Awesome Life Planner_

The OAP Travel Planner is out! We are releasing 1,000 copies ONLY since this is a limited edition batch to get input and feedback to make a killer 2012 Travel Planner. :) We released the first batch of planners already, and this is one of the best feedbacks I received:

Hi Anton,
 
I just received the OAP 2011 Planner. Bro, I couldn’t believe that you’re just selling this for P600. This is waaaaay better than the P2,500 planner that I buy. I have a question, why the heck didn’t you think about this a long time ago?!?
 
Kidding aside, this is truly a fantastic planner!!! Now, I can’t wait for your 2012 OAP Planner. Just a small suggestion for the 2012 OAP Planner, if you can, add a latch or a ‘rubber’ thingy so that it will hold the planner close. 
 
Kind Regards,
Romeo Gonzales III

This planner is great for summer travel and a unique gift for Valentine's since it is a limited edition copy only.

This is the beta edition of the Our Awesome Planet Guide Book. I'm only accepting input for the 2012 edition from owners of the 2011 guide book/planner, though. I have a lot of ideas in mind and I need your help to focus on items that would benefit the foodies and travelers of the Philippines.

It is available only in Midnight Mercato starting tonight, 10pm-3am and Mercato Centrale Saturdays/Sundays, 7am to 2pm. You can also buy it from the Philippine Travel Fair in SMX from February 18-20, 2011 (until supplies last).

Here are 8 Tips on how you can use the OAP Guide Book/Travel Planer for Summer 2011:

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January 31, 2011

8 Awesome Adventures in the Philippines!

The Danao Plunge!, Bohol

Life is too short to waste on the usual day-to-day activities and meaningless travel. Over the 5+ years of exploring the Philippines, I've discovered the most awesome adventures guaranteed to make your hearts race and rave. These are the experiences that left indelible memories in my mind. I'm sharing these with you because these are the adventures that make the Philippines truly awesome!

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January 24, 2011

Our Sincere Thanks to You

Dearest OAP family and friends,

Thank you to all those who expressed their support for Our Awesome Planet. We felt the love and hugs of family, friends and readers who matter most to us.

Our Awesome Planet is NOT connected with, compensated by, or represented by any PR firm that would resort to restaurant extortion. We abhor that practice.

We don't get advertising from restaurants or places we feature, and freebies pre- or post-blog posts to avoid conflict of interest. Otherwise, we disclose it specifically at the end of each blog post.

We are committed to promoting the best restaurants, the best home-based businesses and the most awesome places in the Philippines. We blog about happy experiences and we learned from our past mistakes not to blog about unpleasant experiences.

Our Awesome Planet will continue to document the food and travel adventures of our family.

One thing is for sure -- we will have a Bigger & Better Blogosphere in Manila after this expose.

Our conscience is clear and we do hope that the truth will come out soon.

Live an Awesome Life,


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Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com
Email: anton@diaz.ph
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Full Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. I am not related to, connected with or compensated in any way by any of the establishments we feature in our blog posts. I'm not connected with, compensated by, or represented by any PR firm.

P.S. My favorite chef, who cooks the best lengua that I've ever tasted in Manila, is interested to join Mercato Centrale! Watch out for him there! For sure, foodies will rave about his food!

November 13, 2010

Comic Biographies - a Cool Way to Immortalize your Life and Love Story

Laban! A Love Story Comic Biographies

JB Gamboa is launching ComicBiographies.com by releasing his second comic biography -- "Pacquiao Winning In & Out of the Ring!" (His first comic biography was the love story of Ninoy and Cory entitled, "LABAN! A Love Story.")

He printed a limited edition 500 copies, and 300 copies have already been sold prior to the launch in the Comic Convention @ Star Mall today. If you can't go to Star Mall, I suggest you secure your copy by buying online here: ComicBiographies.com.

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September 01, 2010

Our St. Luke's Global City Experience

Our St. Lukes Global City Experience-33

Early Thursday morning, August 26, Joshua had a seizure because of high fever. He looked lifeless with his eyes just staring up and his body limp, but it was a good thing his heart was still beating fast. We got scared because, earlier that week, Aidan had high fever and I was also sick and having my own chills.

We had to bring Joshua to the nearest hospital, which was St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) Global City. Now, I would like to share with you our experience there.

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