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August 2018

#Restaurants

Seascape Village Market: The Best & Cleanest Paluto Market in Manila?!

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Seascape Village is a mixed-use coastal development in the Manila Bay area, which opened its first phase of the seaside mall. The first phase focuses on Seafood Paluto Market and a variety of dining options while the succeeding phases will feature a spa resort, art and lifestyle cafe, man-made beach and a 9-story, 250-room hotel with infinity villas.

This is the place to be if you are craving for paluto seaside market food or if you want to treat your balikbayan friends to a good Manila seafood meal. You won’t miss its location between Sofitel and the Manila Film Center within the CCP Complex.

Here’s how to organize your own Seaside Village Market experience…

Seascape Village
Seascape Village, CCP Complex, Manila Bay (Beside Sofitel)
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @seascapevillage_philippines
Telephone: +632 869 7452
Facebook: Seascape Village PH

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#Philippines, Food

EDEN FOOD HALL: A Guide to BGC’s Only 24-hour Food Hall (What to Order + Prices)

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Eden Food Hall is a 24-hour food court located at Bonifacio Global City. Eden provides diners with choices from local cuisine represented by the humble lugaw, to international favorites like the Bakmi Goreng and Takoyaki.

There are a total of 11 food stalls to choose from, and it can get overwhelming deciding where and what to order. Here are our top picks for each stall at Eden:

EDEN FOOD HALL
Address: 32nd & 5th, 32nd St, Taguig, Metro Manila (across St. Luke’s)
Open 24 hours from Monday to Saturday
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Eden Food Hall
Instagram: @edenfoodhall

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#Philippines

DO YOU DARE: Manila’s First Live Game Show Room Experience! @BreakoutPH

Do You Dare

Have you ever wanted to be on a Game Show? The owners of BREAKOUT PH in Manila bet you have.

And now, you can play some of your favorites in their new concept DO YOU DARE, the country’s first game show experience! Battle your friends, family or co-workers and go head to head in this ridiculously fun challenge of skill and luck.

Here’s what to expect when you play Do You Dare…

DO YOU DARE: A GAME SHOW ROOM EXPERIENCE
Paragon Plaza Ground floor Reliance St., corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila 1550
Email[email protected]
Instagram@breakoutph
Twitter@breakoutph
Facebookdoyoudare
Websitewww.breakout.com.ph/doyoudare.php

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#Hotels, Taiwan

amba Taipei Hotel: Why It’s the Place to Stay in Fun Taipei!

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amba Hotel is a homegrown hip business hotel that inspires creativity among local artists, promotes Taiwanese culture through local products and local eats and, most importantly, provides fast wifi connectivity.

There are three amba Hotel locations in Taipei—Ximending, Zhongshan and Songshan. You can hop from one location to another to experience the different neighborhoods of Taipei.

We all agree that this is the best place to stay in fun Taipei. Here’s why…

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#Restaurants

HACIENDA Comida Y Cocteles: Authentic Mexican Resto in BGC? (A Review)

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HACIENDA MANILA is a Mexican restaurant and bar by Steve Mills (of Don Papa fame) with food and recipes by Mexican Chef Francisco.

Most people would go here for their margarita and guarantee of only serving 100% agave tequila. They say this former Casa Marcos corner location is a bit unlucky and people hate the Burgos circle because of the lack of parking options.

Most people have never been to Mexico and understand what authentic Mexican food tastes like. I still have OAXACA on my foodie bucket list.

The food here is more authentic and way cheaper than Chino MNL. Here’s what we think of Hacienda Manila…

Hacienda Manila
F121 Forbestown Road, Forbeswood Heights Retail, Bonifacio Global City
Operating hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm daily
Telephone: +632 625-4727
Email[email protected]
Facebook: hacienda comida y cocteles
Instagram: @haciendamanila
Website: http://haciendamanila.com
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#Philippines

NEGROS TRADE FAIR 2018: Features The Best of Negros Island!

The Negros Trade Fair is one of the much-awaited and longest-running provincial trade fair held annually in Metro Manila since 1985.

This year’s theme will pay tribute to the sugar industry through encouraging its exhibitors to make use of sugar, its components, as inspiration for their new product innovations.

Get ready to see, taste, and feel Negros at the 33rd Negros Trade Fair: Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice. Find the island’s best cuisines from the famous chicken inasal, sugary sweets and pasalubong goodies that Negros is known for. Buy handcrafted and distinctive lamps, paintings and other home accessories, furniture, fashion accessories, bags for all lifestyles, and natural and organic products, among others.

Here’s a photo essay of what to expect on the event which will run from September 26 – 30, 2018 at the Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City.

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33rd Negros Trade Fair
Glorietta Activity Center
September 26-30, 2018
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.negrostradefair.com
Mobile: +639175274881
Landline: (034) 434 1000
Facebook: negrostradefair 

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Blogging

Our Awesome Planet Survey: The Best Birthday Gift is the Gift of Feedback!

Dearest Our Awesome Planet Friends,

Awesome Greetings!

First of all, thank you for all the awesome support for 13 years (since 2005)! Thanks for the honest feedback in the survey last year which greatly influenced my directions for OAP and help me evolved over the years. After a year, I would like to get feedback on how OAP and Team Our Awesome Planet met your expectations.

Here’s the link for the Our Awesome Planet Survey 2018

We are changing our content and business model in 2018 and today is the turning point.

I want to make sure to incorporate as much feedback as possible on how to continue what’s working, to correct what’s not, and to understand your expectations for OAP for the years to come.

I’ve always considered you to be a crucial part of our advisory board and you can make a difference with your answers in the survey. Please answer the survey here: https://awesm.pl/OAPsurvey2018  which takes about 8 minutes to answer.

I read all the survey feedbacks (both positive and negative) and it directly influences my plans and directions for OAP.

AWESOME THANKS for caring enough to answer this survey!

Live an Awesome Life,
Anton
Founder and Creator, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com 

P.S. Thank you for the gift of feedback ( https://awesm.pl/OAPsurvey2018 ) on my birthday today!  

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#Restaurants

CHINO MANILA: Modern Mexican Japanese Fusion by Chef Erik Idos (Review)

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Chino Manila is a Modern Mexican Japanese restaurant by Filipino American Chef Erik Idos. It is the second branch of the Asian Mexican fusion restaurant originally from Hong Kong, popular among Filipinos traveling to the city. The name is Mexican slang for people of Asian descent.

The Manila menu is almost similar to that of Hong Kong but with unique specialties based on local produce. Most people agree that it is quite good, befitting its One Bonifacio High, BGC location. What’s more, you don’t have to travel to Hong Kong to enjoy it.

However, most people also say that it is a bit expensive given its portion sizes. We tried it for the first time, and here’s what we think…

chino manila
ground floor one bonifacio high, bonifacio global city
mobile: +63 917 142 0588
operating hours: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
email: [email protected]
website: http://www.chinorestaurant.com

note: closed mondays! tuesdays to sundays from 6 pm to midnight. no reservations, walk-ins only.

 

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#Travel

SCENIC CRUISE: 10 Reasons Why You Should Go On A River Cruise!

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One thing I can tell you about river cruising is that it’s a relaxing way to see the world.

There is just something magical about it. Onboard the luxurious Scenic spaceship, we were treated to the slow-moving landscapes of the South of France. Imagine drifting through the waterways with idyllic vineyards, picturesque castles and quaint villages lining the riverbanks.

Our trip from Burgundy to Lyon was a gastronomic utopia with some of the most famous vineyards and Michelin-starred restaurants on the planet! The tours I chose were mostly all wine- and food-related since I wanted to learn more about the food culture of France. Burgundy alone has 31 restaurants with Michelin star ratings, while Lyon has 167 of them! So do buy a copy of the Michelin Guide and use it to unearth great restaurants on your free time.

Scenic offers a more meaningful experiential way to travel. Our itinerary included Lyon for exposure to the Food Capital of France, the Burgundy region for wine tasting, the Paul Bocuse Institute for a lesson in French cuisine, and even Tournus for truffle hunting with the hounds!

Scenic Luxury Cruise & Tours

SCENIC LUXURY CRUISE & TOURS is a world-renowned luxury cruise and tour operator famed for its unique blend of five-star service at an all-inclusive fare, covering even luxuries you would expect to pay for!

I understand now why Scenic cruises has continued to be a favourite in the river cruising scene: besides the 5-star experience, cruisers also appreciate the tours that take the scenic route without rushing passengers from one shore to the next.

In case you haven’t considered it as an option for your next holiday, we have come up with 10 reasons why you should take a river cruise with Scenic…

ACEWIN Travel & Tours Corp
G/F LPL Bldg., 17 Eisenhower St.
North Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila
Landline: +632 729-66-88
Mobile: +63 915-5000-678 , +63 917-572-5540
Facebook: AcewinTours
Facebook: LuxuryForLessPhilippines
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#Philippines

OKTOBERFEST MANILA 2018: Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest Solaire

Eat, drink, and be merry at the biggest most authentic Oktoberfest in the Philippines!

We suggest you mark your calendars on the October 4 – 6 (Thursday-Saturday) as The German Club and Solaire celebrates the 80th anniversary for the Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest Solaire

Find the same free-flowing German beer, traditional Bavarian food prepared by Solaire’s German chef – sausages, pretzels, schnitzel, and many more! A 12-man German band called Bavarian Sound Express will be flying in from Germany as well as a German host and waitresses.

Here’s a short list of what to expect…

GERMAN CLUB MANILA’S 80TH OKTOBERFEST AT SOLAIRE
( October 4 – 6, 2018 )
Solaire Oktoberfest Tent, Entertainment City, 1 Aseana Ave., Parañaque, 1701 Metro Manila
Facebook: german.club.manila.philippines
Website: www.oktoberfest-manila.ph/

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