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January 2015

Events, Manila Life

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit BAKERY FAIR 2015 This Weekend!

Bakery Fair 2015

Bakery Fair is Philippine’s biggest trade show in the baking and food service industry celebrated biennially. It also holds as a platform for pioneers and newbies in the industry to develop their brand by upgrading equipment, investing in new technology and learning more about what’s new in the baking and food service industry.

Check out our video, on why people go to Bakery Fair!

Don’t miss the chance to visit the fair this weekend!

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should visit Bakery Fair 2015…

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Performance Arts

Comedy Cartel: Laugh & Stack Open Mic Showdown Grand Final Winners!

IMG_4249The Comedy Cartel are the pioneers of observational point-of-view stand-up comedy in the Philippines. This year they brought the Laugh & Stack Open Mic Showdown, a one of a kind yearlong comedy competition that will discover the best of the best local comedians in the Philippines!

If you're tired of the usual gay comedy or just not a huge fan of being made fun of in a comedy act, then Comedy Cartel might just be right for you! We all know how Filipinos love to laugh and we like Comedy Cartel's mix of intelligent humor, Filipino do's and taboos and the green jokes. 

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#Restaurants, Food

BUFFALO WILD WINGS: Hand-spun Chicken Wings and Blazin’ Challenge Now in Manila!

Related post: 10 Most Awesome New (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2015!


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BUFFALO WILD WINGS is the first Asian franchise of the popular Buffalo chicken wing restaurant and sports bar concept by Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery. Founded in Ohio, USA 30 years ago, BWW promises the best Wings, Beer, and Sports experience in Manila.

The Bistro Group’s timing in opening BWW couldn’t be more perfect, capitalizing on the two biggest trends in Manila–passionate sports fans + a booming restaurant scene.  

Here are some tips on what to order and a preview of how to beat the Blazin’ challenge…

Buffalo Wild Wings. Wings. Beer. Sports
Ground Floor Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig City
General Manager: Clint Brian Peck
Mobile: +63 917 604-5998
E-mail: [email protected]

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#Restaurants, Food

The NOBU Manila Restaurant Experience (A Review) @CityofDreamsPH

Related post: 10 Most Awesome New (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2015! 

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The NOBU Restaurant is a Japanese & Peruvian-inspired restaurant by Celebrity Chef Nobu Matsuhisa in City of Dreams Manila. It’s the signature restaurant of the Nobu Hotel and the 2nd Celebrity Chef Restaurant to open in the metro.

We had a special date with our foodie friends, Tina and Chef Guy, to check it out. Here’s our experience and some tips to have an awesome experience at Nobu…

Level 1 Tower 3 Nobu Hotel
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +632 691-2882, 691-2885

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10 Things about CITY OF DREAMS that is Like No Other in Manila! @CityofDreamsPH

In this video, you’ll learn the following:

  • 10 Unique Features of City of Dreams.
  • Highlights of the 2-hour tour of City of Dreams compressed into a 5-minute virtual tour.
  • The difference between Nobu Hotel, Hyatt & Crown Tower
  • What restaurants to consider when dining at City of Dreams?
  • The sneak peek into the first 6-star hotel in Manila! 

Watch this video to know more about City of Dreams Manila 🙂

Live an Awesome Life,


Disclosure: I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Please email me your feedback about the video at [email protected]


10 Biggest Business Money-Making Opportunities in Manila in 2015! (Must Read!)

Biggest Opportunities
(Copyright: Alpha Spirit / 123RF Stock Photo)

2015 is the year to start a new creative business and capitalize on new opportunities in Manila!

It’s the year when you can throw new business ideas into the marketplace and have a higher chance to succeed. People nowadays are more exposed to travel, more open to new concepts, and demand more groundbreaking businesses.

It feels like 10 years ago, when blogging was still in its infancy and the Philippines was just being discovered by the world. There’s a real opportunity to get that first-mover advantage and capitalize on the trends.

2015 is the year of NO EXCUSES. If you don’t make lots of money this year, you only have yourself to blame for not capitalizing on the biggest opportunities.

I would like to share with you the 10 Biggest Money-Making Opportunities in Manila in 2015

1. Madrid Fusión & the Culinary Revolution in Manila

Elena Arzak
Elena Arzak (Arzak, 3 Michelin stars & 3 Repsol suns)

Madrid Fusión Manila is the gastronomic event that will introduce the flavors and ingredients of Manila to the world. It’s envisioned to be the catalyst for making Manila the center of culinary excellence in the region.

The event consists of three exciting events–the International Gastronomy Congress, the Trade Exhibition, and the Flavors of the Philippines Festival. It will be held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City this summer, from April 24 to 26, 2015.

It will feature the best of critically renowned chefs from Spain and Manila:

Featured Spanish Chefs:
● Andoni Luis Aduriz (Mugaritz, 2 Michelin stars & 3 Repsol suns)
● Elena Arzak (Arzak, 3 Michelin stars & 3 Repsol suns)
● Quique Dacosta (Denia, 3 Michelin stars & 3 Repsol suns)
● Ramón Freixa (Ramón Freixa Madrid, 2 Michelin stars & 3 Repsol suns)
● Francis Paniego (Echaurren, 2 Michelin stars & 3 Repsol suns)
● Paco Roncero (La Terraza del Casino, 2 Michelin stars & 3 Repsol suns)
● Mario Sandoval (Coque, 1 Michelin star & 3 Repsol suns)
● Paco Torreblanca (Torreblanca Bombonerías, Best Pastry Chef in Spain and Europe)

Featured Filipino Chefs:
● Fernando Aracama (Aracama)
● Margarita Fores (Lusso)
● Jay Gamboa (Cirkulo)
● José Luis Gonzalez (Gallery Vask)
● Pepe Lopez (Rambla)
● Rob Pengson (The Goose Station)
● Bruce Ricketts (Mecha Uma)
● Myrna Segismundo (Restaurant 9501)
● Claude Tayag (Bale Dutung)
● Juan Carlos de Terry (Terry’s)

The Manila culinary landscape will surely move to the next level.

Are you prepared for Madrid Fusión? Is your food & beverage business ready to take advantage of this culinary revolution in Manila?

For information on the chefs, the activities and registration, please visit

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Travel to Heaven

10 Holiness Imperatives for Young Filipino Families (A Pope Francis Visit Reflection) @Pontifex

(Text by Anton Diaz, Photos by Rich Estuesta of DV Tech

Apostolic Nunciature to MOA Jan 16 5PM  Roxas Route (near Buendia Flyover) (10)

Christ’s message was clear and profound during Pope Francis’ visit. This long Papal Visit weekend was like a retreat, to reflect on the important things in life, especially in the family. The timing was perfect, and I felt like he was speaking to us parents on how to raise our children in holiness and help them live a meaningful life. 

I would like to share with you my reflection on the 10 Holiness Imperatives for Young Filipino Families

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Qiwellness Living: Secret Tea & Bath House in Tagaytay! (A Review)

Read More: domicillo TAGAYTAY: 8-Room Boutique Hotel Designed by Budji Layug (First Look)

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We were pleasantly surprised to discover QiWellness Living–a Budji Royal-designed Chinese Tea & Bath House–with probably the best overlooking vantage point of Taal Volcano.

We tried their 3-hour Quick Escape Package for couples on our 12th year wedding anniversary.

Here’s our QiWellness Experience…

Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Email:  [email protected] or [email protected]
Mobile:+63 917 522 6969
Instagram: @qiwellnessliving

Operating Hours:
The Chinese Tea House
Monday to Tuesday – CLOSED (but can be opened for group bookings or functions)
Wednesday to Sunday- 11:30am to 2:30pm  6:30pm to 10:00pm

The Chinese Bath House
Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday to Sunday – 1:00pm to 10:00pm 

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Awesome Festivals

ANNOUNCING… BAKERY FAIR 2015: Showcase of the Booming Filipino Baking Industry in the Philippines! @bakeryfairph

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Bakery Fair Philippines
 is the most anticipated event among the people in the baking and food service industry. From the successful bakery entrepreneurs to small home based bakery owners, from international and local baking related professionals to traders, from students/faculties to bread enthusiasts in different regions of the country, all gathered together to experience this exquisite occasion and for the passion of baking. 

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