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LAKE TAAL: Up, Up, and Away! Parasailing Adventure–1 Hour away from Manila! @ClubBalaiIsabel

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PARASAILING, also known as parakiting, is an extreme sports activity where you glide through the air wearing an open parachute while being towed by a motorboat.

Time to cross off parasailing from your bucket list because you can now experience it in Lake Taal, just one hour away from Manila! 

Checkout Team OAP having fun at Lake Taal:

Here are some tips on how to organize your parasailing adventure at Lake Taal…

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Mystery Rooms

BLACKOUT: Mission Accomplished under 50 minutes at Conceptrum

Conceptrum: BlackoutBLACKOUT is one of Conceptrum’s mission based live game room where players are set to solve mini puzzles and subliminal challenges in a race to accomplish the goal before the clock times out. Your Mission is to solve the widespread blackouts that are threatening to paralyze your town. Find the backup power source and let there be light!

FRAMED by Conceptrum
71C President's Ave. Cor. Rufino St. Paranaque City, Manila, Philippines
Email[email protected]
Instagram@weare_conceptrum
Facebookconceptrumexperience
Website: http://conceptrum.com/

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Check out Team OAP's video at Conceptrum's Blackout:

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Mystery Rooms

FRAMED: The Hardest Live Mission Based Game Room in Conceptrum

Conceptrum: FramedFRAMED is one of Conceptrum’s mission based live game room where players are set to solve mini puzzles and subliminal challenges in a race to accomplish the goal before the clock times out. You will have to play the role of captured spies who have been falsely accused of committing a crime. Your Mission is to prove your innocence and get extracted before the timer runs out.

FRAMED by Conceptrum
71C President's Ave. Cor. Rufino St. Paranaque City, Manila, Philippines
Email[email protected]
Instagram@weare_conceptrum
Facebookconceptrumexperience
Website: http://conceptrum.com/

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Check out Team OAP's video at Conceptrum's Framed:

 

 

 

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Awesome Festivals

10 Reasons Why Camping Out in Wanderland will be the Highlight of your Summer.

CoverphotoFrom the name Wanderland Music & Arts Festival we immediately assume two things, music and fun. For two years, Wanderland has proved its capability to mount a lavish music festival here in Manila to thousands and thousands of festival goers both here and abroad. Three years of surreal music and arts festival experience and counting, made possible by Karpos Multimedia. Now let us dig deeper into what we can expect upon visiting the land of Wanderers.

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Awesome Festivals

FOOD TASTINGS: Pasta and Pizza Class @FoodMagazine (A Photo Essay)

Food tastingsFood Tastings is a free cooking class for foodies and kitchen savvy people, presented by ABS-CBN Publishing Inc.'s Food magazine and the Lifestyle Network. The classes are held throughout the year as a treat for celebrating the 20th anniversary of Food magazine.

The first leg of the Food Tastings series titled “a Pizza and Pasta Class” featured easy-to-make home pizza and pasta recipes taught by renowned chefs Nancy Dizon Edarlin, Portia Baluyut and the chefs behind Project Pie.

It was a well spent Saturday (March 21) where we got to watch free cooking classes, try out all the dishes and had a fun time making our very own customized pizza. Here’s a preview of the event itself:

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Awesome Festivals

TOURISM STAR Philippines: Honoring Individuals Who Truly Make it #MoreFuninthePhilippines! @TourismPHL

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The Philippines Tourism Stars are a batch of individuals recognized by the Department of Tourism (DOT), who have exemplified excellence and dedication in driving the Philippine tourism industry.

“The Philippines tourism is undoubtedly the fastest growing industry in the country, taking on a significant role in our economy. We believe that we owe this tremendous growth to our people. Without them, our destinations would only be a mere landscape. It is our people that give beautiful destinations life and meaning. And the Tourism Star Program honours these individuals who truly make it more fun in the Philippines,” DOT Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. said.

The first Tourism Star Philippines award was held last Feb 12, 2015 at the Raffles and Fairmont Hotel, Makati. Watch the video below:

Department of Tourism honored the first batch of awardees, celebrating the contribution of Filipinos from the tourism industry, media, and local government units. 

Join us in congratulating the first batch of Tourism Star Awardees in the Philippines:

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Awesome Festivals

MALASIMBO 2015: Why You Should Go to Malasimbo Festival’s 5th year Anniversary! #FOMO

Malasimbo 2014 II. Photo by Terence AngsiocoMalasimbo Music and Arts Festival is an international music arts and festival set amidst the tropical gardens of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. The festival grounds are situated at the foothills of Mt. Malasimbo where the grass-terraced amphitheater overlooks one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

This year for their 5th anniversary, they are bringing in two weekend of festivities: The Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival on March 6-8 and The Malasimbo Lights & Dance Festival on March 13-15.

Malasimbo 2015Malasimbo is a top attraction in the Department of Tourism’s campaign, “Visit the Philippines Year 2015.” It is known for its local and international artists, awe-breathtaking landscape, and unique ecological programs. The festival continues to grow into a global phenomenon, with more than 5,000 people from over 30 countries in attendance in 2014.

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should take part in Malasimbo’s 5th year…

#5 The Beautiful Malasimbo Venue

Malasimbo AmpitheaterOne of their biggest assets is their Natural Amphitheater below the mystical Mt. Malasimbo.

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I love how we could sit on the grass-terraced amphitheater overlooking the moon and the stars. There are no VIP sections and guests can freely roam around the grounds. You’d also be surprised that the artists themselves mingle and blend in with the crowd.

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Awesome Festivals

5 Reasons not to miss the 19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta this Weekend!

19th Philippine International Hotair Balloon FiestaJoin the 19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival set on February 12 to 15, 2015 at the Philippine Air Force ADAC Hangar in Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.

There will be four full days of flying activities including hot air ballooning, aerobatic exhibitions, skydiving, powered paragliding, aviation formation, search and rescue flight demonstrations, and balloon bursting, among other aviation spectacles—await attendees and participants to the highly anticipated event.

Here are our top 5 favorites for the day one event, in no specific order… 

#1 Hot Air Balloon Flight
IMG_5581-2The Hot Air Balloon Flight is the most anticipated exhibition of the whole fiesta, and you have two chances to see it, one is early in the morning where the balloons fly out, and in the afternoon where they fly back to the airport.

19th Philippine International Hotair Balloon FiestaWe were lucky enough to ride a hot air balloon with Captain Wolf and his chase crew.

19th Philippine International Hotair Balloon FiestaWe even had a closer look on the preparations needed before the flight. 

19th Philippine International Hotair Balloon FiestaThis is where we landed a lahar-covered terrain… 

19th Philippine International Hotair Balloon Fiestaa very scenic landing spot, making you feel like you are in another planet.

19th Philippine International Hotair Balloon FiestaThere we met up with the chase crew with their off-the road vehicle. Driving back to the launch site was a unique experience itself, as we rode through rough terrains.

Check out our hot air balloon ride video with the OAP team and the crew! 

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Thank you Captain Wolf for the awesome experience. This could be a perfect date for Valentines, if you’re interested the hot air balloon ride it costs USD200/head.

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Manila Life

10 Most Romantic NEW Restaurants in Manila for Valentines 2015!

Valentine Weekend is just around the corner, and we have exciting new romantic restaurants that recently opened in Manila.

Our Awesome Planet Most Romantic Restaurant Series:

Here are the Top 10 Most Romantic NEW Restaurants in Manila for Valentines 2015:

 

1. NOBU MANILA

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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…

NOBU MANILA
Level 1 Tower 3 Nobu Hotel
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +632 691-2882, 691-2885
Websitehttp://www.cityofdreams.com.ph

Note: Credit Card Accepted. Reservation is a must.

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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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