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July 2015

Manila Life

A SPACE MANILA: One Awesome Day in the Life of a SPACER! @ASpaceManila

A SPACE MANILA is the biggest and coolest co-working space in the metro. Our company, Mercato Centrale, Manila’s biggest night food market organizer recently relocated to A SPACE and felt right at home.

Have you ever wondered how it feels to actually work in an unconventional space for innovative companies? A SPACE Manila aims to provide exactly that experience.

Here’s a photo essay of one awesome day in the life of a “Spacer”…

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Awesome Festivals

Chef Jeff Claudio’s Pop-up Special Menu at Chef Jessie’s Rockwell Club (A Photo Essay)

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When I first met Chef Jeff Claudio, he was the Sous Chef at Burnt Ends in Singapore, which had just been recognized as the #30 restaurant in Asia’s 50 Best List. He is the cousin of Chef Jessie–who trained him when he was 18–and now at 32, is one of the fast-rising Filipino Chefs based in Vancouver, Canada. 

For the first time, he is doing a stopover in Manila to do a Special Menu at Chef Jessie’s Rockwell Club from July 3-10, before going to Hong Kong for his next culinary journey.

It’s awesome to meet chefs while they’re still starting out, to get to taste their food now, and then compare it later on when they become more experienced celebrity chefs. Chef Jeff’s food is a mix of Asian and Western influences from his training at Noma, Per Se, and Burnt Ends, using fresh, local ingredients and his favorite Filipino components.

Watch the video and check out our Chef Jeff Claudio’s Special Menu experience…

Watch the video: Chef Jeff Claudio Special Menu @ Chef Jessie’s


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LE PETIT SOUFFLÉ: French-Japanese Comfort Food by Chef Miko Aspiras x @CharliePaw

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LE PETIT SOUFFLÉ is a French-Japanese Comfort Food concept by Pastry Chef Miko Paras, with Kristine Lotilla and Chef Noel Mauricio, in partnership with Charles Paw of Hole in the Wall.

Here’s what to order and what to expect when dining at Le Petit Soufflé…

Third Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
Telephone: +632 886-3056
FacebookLe Petit Soufflé

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Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady – The Musical (A Review)

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Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady (KPANLL) is a proudly Original Filipino Musical about the aspirations and tribulations of the common Filipino, set amidst a battle between superheroes and supervillains. The show is very endearing throughout, flawlessly integrating Pinoy humor, poking fun at our quirky habits and (mis)pronunciation of words, and a hopeless love story.

I was in awe after the latest media preview at Onstage Greenbelt 1. It was my first time to watch the show, and we couldn’t stop laughing and enjoyed it immensely.

I’m proud to be a witness of this coming of age of Philippine Theater and to watch history as it unfolds. Don’t miss out on the show that everyone is raving about! Check out KPANLL – The Musical…

Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady – The Musical
: July 3 to 26, 2015 (second run)
Time: Every Friday and Saturday 8pm and matinees every Saturday 3pm and Sunday 3.3opm except on last Sunday, 3pm and 8pm
Venue: Onstage Greenbelt 1 Mall, Makati City
Facebook PageKung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady The Musical and Dalanghita Productions
Buy your tickets now from show buyers and online from TicketWorld!

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#Philippines, Awesome Festivals

LECHON FESTIVAL: Our Awesome Guide to the Lechon Festival in Balayan, Batangas! @TourismPHL

Get ready to get wet and have a great time, and don't forget to download Our Awesome Guide for information, food, and pasalubong tips at the Lechon Festival 🙂


The Lechon Festival in Balayan, Batangas is held every 24th of June in honor of St. John the Baptist. It's one of the liveliest fiestas we've been to, lechons are paraded dressed in fun characters, along with the whole town participating in a water splashing tradition.

Lechon (whole roasted pig) is central to Filipino Fiesta celebrations, the golden brown pig is stuffed with lemongrass, garlic, onions and other locals herbs and spices.

#TeamOAP (Team Our Awesome Planet) visited this year and put together these helpful tips for you to use next time you visit the Lechon Festival.

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