Family

Studying in Spain for College or Masters? (A Filipino Parent’s Dilemma)

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Aidan is at Grade 8 now and we are starting to consider options on where to send him to college. I like our sons to establish their roots in Manila, studying in the best university for Engineering, Computer Science and Multimedia Arts—De La Salle University.

Studying in the US was not really an option because I’m afraid of the values they’ll learn in school. We would have to go with them to reinforce the Filipino family values at home.

But I’m considering Spain for college or masters for our boys. Here’s why…

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#Philippines

Cove Manila: Sunday Brunch + Pool Party? @OkadaManila

Cove Manila is throwing one seriously epic-sounding pool party. With the trifecta of fun, AKA all of our favorite things: brunch, booze, and pool party.

Cove Manila’s “What’s Good Sundays“, starts from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM with unlimited scrumptious food and cocktail drinks, and the fun doesn’t end there, come the gorgeous Manila Bay sunset rolls in, the club is transformed into a party scene from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM with good music and company!

It was an unforgettable experience to be in Southeast Asia’s biggest indoor beach and nightclub that took our Sunday brunch to a whole new level…

What's Good Sundays

COVE MANILA
Okada Manila, Entertainment City, Parañaque City, 1701, Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact: +63 2 555 5757
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: covemanila
Website: www.covemanila.com

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Food

THE FRUIT GARDEN: Advent Calendar and The Cheese Set for a Cause! (2018 Festive Collection)

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The FRUIT GARDEN is an artisanal jam brand that marries French Heritage with Filipino Flare. Where each fruit jam is cooked in the French tradition of small batches in copper cauldrons. It’s 100% natural, with a minimum of 60% fruit content, and only fruit, sugar, and fruit pectin are used.

Pierre Marmonier’s The Fruit Garden is considered as one of the best fruit jam suppliers in Manila. Every Christmas season, they release limited edition luxury fruit jams in elegant packagings. That makes it a great foodie gift this 2018 Christmas season!

This year, the Luxury Jam collection is inspired by the theme of peony flowers which are both native to Asia and Europe.

Watch the video below as Pierre Marmonier explain the story behind the 2018 collection.

THE FRUIT GARDEN
295 Haig Street, Mandaluyong City
Telephone: +632 621-4603
Mobile: +63 920 945-3565
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.thefruitgarden.net/

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#Philippines

JOSE CUERVO TEQUILERIA: Manila’s Official Jose Cuervo Bar!


When you think of tequila the first brand that comes into your mind is Jose Cuervo!

And you’re definitely in for a good time, especially when Jose Cuervo is in the name of the bar. JOSE CUERVO TEQUILERIA located in Poblacion is a festive establishment serving premium Jose Cuervo tequilas, classic Mexican snacks, and large margarita concoctions.

Here’s a photo essay of our experience…

JOSE CUERVO TEQUILERIA
5015 P. Burgos cor., Durban St., Poblacion Makati 1210
Landline: (02) 897 7046
Facebook: TequileriaPh
E-mail: [email protected]

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Food

SORU IZAKAYA BGC: Takes The Art of Sushi to the Next Level!

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Combine sushi and playful art equals a certified Instagrammable visual feast! You’ll definitely feel guilty about touching the mayo art!

From the group, EatUpMnl, comes a new restaurant with its own unique twist on Japanese cuisine. Soru Izakaya offers a place to relax and enjoy inexpensive Japanese dishes and drinks which make it the perfect place for a friendly group dinner or an after-work hangout here in BGC!

Soru Izakaya provides its customers with a classy yet casual dining experience through its quality food and artistic ambiance. Inspired by the Robatayaki style of Izakaya, which means Gastropub in English.

Rather, Soru Izakaya’s menu offers a variety of new and exciting choices through its modern take on traditional Japanese dishes. Here are some of the dishes we tried…

SORU IZAKAYA BGC
Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Landline: 02 2469069 ext:875
Facebook: soruizakaya

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#Philippines

WANDERLAND MAGIC: Are You Ready for Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2019?

Wanderland Magic began its influence on the real world as it warped Manila’s plains with rifts that have been opening all over the metro and within social media. 

Set your sights on a realm never before seen as the strangest of experiences and boldest of imaginations take reign at Wanderland Magic. Karpos Multimedia instills the magic yet again this MARCH 9 & 10, 2019 at the Filinvest CIty Events Grounds, Alabang with its 22 act line-up, 9 of which have already breached into sight.

With three ingredients in a pot: a heap of freshly picked artists, a drop of blood, sweat, tears, and a dash of wishful thinking Wanderland’s spell on its community continues to linger through this year’s festival theme.

Wanderland

WANDERLAND
Filinvest City Events Grounds, Alabang
(March 9 & 10, 2019)
Facebook: wanderlandfest
Twitter: wanderlandfest
Instagram: wanderlandfest

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#Philippines

THE GARAGE: Guide to the Virtual Reality Food Park @CityofDreams

City of Dreams is about to change how entertainment is defined in the Metro. Slated to open this October 14 is The Garage – a VR zone and food park in one. I was half expecting for the food to become the highlight of this space, but I was proved otherwise. The Virtual Reality space was the most fun element of this space.

Here’s what to expect at The Garage:

The Garage
UGF City of Dreams, Asean Avenue cor., Roxas Boulevard Entertainment City Manila, Parañaque, 1701 Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 10AM – 2AM
Contact #: (+632) 800-8080
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.cityofdreamsmanila-vrzone.com

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, #Travel, Siargao

Epic Siargao Adventure (Food and Travel Guide)

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Not many places in the Philippines have captured the hearts and minds of travelers quite like Siargao has.  It’s an Island paradise—the mere mention of its name instantly brings up thoughts of white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, coconuts trees and perfect waves.

The island attracts people from all over the world from all walks of life. This is due in part to the world-class surf and the rich biodiversity of the surrounding waters which have drawn in surfers and sports fishers alike.

There is so much to do and see here despite its being a small island in the Pacific, and we suggest putting Siargao in your bucket list and knocking it off as soon as possible.

Siargao Island
Surigao del Norte,
Mindanao Philippines

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Blogging

My Biggest Learning from TBEX Finger Lakes (and My Big Hairy One-Year Goal)

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This is a travel blogger collaboration post on our biggest learnings from TBEX Finger Lakes and our collective big hairy audacious goals that we aspire to accomplish before the next TBEX North America conference in Montana.

This is also a sort of social experiment on publicly declaring your goals and how many will be able to achieve theirs in one year’s time.

The learnings and goals are classified into: YouTube Goals, Blogging Goals and SEO Goals. I shared my awesome goal at the end of the post.

 

YOUTUBE GOALS

The Jet Sisters

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What is your Biggest Learning from TBEX Finger Lakes:

We learned so much at TBEX about how to grow our fledgling YouTube channel where we focus on our adventures as jet-setting sisters. We’re not new to creating written content as we’ve been running AngieAway.com for eight years already, but success on a video platform has been a challenge for us. And we had two key takeaways from the sessions:post video content consistently and DONE is better than PERFECT.

My Big Hairy Audacious 1-Year Goal:

Our content is well executed and tons of fun, so we’re hopeful if we post more often, we’ll be able to hit at least 2,500 subscribers by the next TBEX.

Angie Orth of AngieAway.com | YouTube: The Jet Sisters

 


Deanna Troy Travels

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What is your Biggest Learning from TBEX Finger Lakes:

My biggest learning from TBEX Finger Lakes was from the seminar, “Video First Blogging”, by Anton Diaz. In his talk, I learned about the four “travel moments”—dreaming, planning, booking and experiencing. When discussing these moments, Diaz pointed out that the majority of travelers use YouTube, Facebook and Instagram to fulfill their “dreaming” moments. Up until this point, my YouTube channel, Deanna Troy Travels, has focused mostly on the planning, booking and experiencing moments. My videos showcase what I did, who I met and what I learned.

Related Post: TBEX 2018 – Newbie Tips!

My Big Hairy Audacious 1-Year Goal:

In order to target the dreaming moments, I will produce more videos with beautiful scenery montages, romantic music and dream-like destinations. Over the next year, I want to really focus on addressing all four travel moments in order to grow the reach of my channel.

Deanna Troy of Deanna Troy Travels

 


The Mamuchos

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What is your Biggest Learning from TBEX Finger Lakes:

We had two things for takeaways. The first one was about the importance of branding. People need to recognize you by something, whether it’s a type of photo or a specific thing you provide them with., i.e. checklist for smarter traveling, cheapest tour lists, etc. The second thing was about finding the right music. Music not only guides your story, but it also expresses the emotions you want your audience to feel.

Our favorite part was the number of great people we met. We never imagined (as first timers) that we would meet so many kind people. We felt extremely welcomed and learned from everyone we met.

Related Post: Welcome Party at TBEX Fingerlakes (Video)

My Big Hairy Audacious 1-Year Goal:

We started this journey 8 months ago and currently have a little over 200 subscribers that we are extremely grateful for. In the next year, our goal is to have 10k subscribers with consistent engagement on our channel.

Indhira (Maria) and Bryan (Lieles) of Youtube: The Mamuchos 

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#Travel, Hongkong

10 Tips for Conquering Hong Kong Disneyland this Christmas!

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It’s even better when you can spend it at the happiest place on earth!

Especially when Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) takes the celebration to new heights as it commemorates a Disney Christmas along with Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary with the World’s Biggest Mouse Party!

The park will be transformed into magical winter wonderland, immersing guests in the festive mood with your favorite Disney characters dressed in their Christmas outfits, yuletide carols, seasonal treats, and must-have souvenirs, with plenty of eye-popping decorations like the unmissable new Christmas tree at Main Street U.S.A. Did I mention there will be magical snowflakes falling day and night?

 

HKDL 2018

Just imagine a whole day of fun and laughter as your kids explore the Christmasfied (Yup, I’m making up words) HK Disneyland, conquering rides, meeting their favorite Disney characters in holiday costumes, and taking memorable photos!

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is kicking off its winter holidays with a nearly two-month celebration beginning Thursday, November 15 and continuing through January 1.

So make sure to check out our top 10 Holiday picks, plus special discounts up for grabs for Pinoy guests joining HKDL this holiday season…

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Websitehttp://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/
Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/hkdisneyland.pa/

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