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Travel + Fashion Takeover: How to Pack Stylishly Light and Travel Alone Safely (as a Woman)?

Travel + Fashion Takeover: ManilaTravel + Fashion Takeover: Manila is an inspirational workshop for women who seek to travel the world while maintaining their distinct style.

Viajera Filipino, in partnership with We Are Sole Sisters and Our Awesome Planet presents Travel + Fashion Takeover: Manila a workshop on Travel Planning, Fashion and Inspiration, with guest speakers Alexandra Jimenez of TravelFashionGirl.com and Aleah Taboclaon of Solitary Wanderer. The event was held at A_Space Manila near Greenbelt 5, Makati.

We had a fun time learning travel tips and sharing our stories with everyone. Here are the highlights of the workshop


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Awesome Festivals

PAHIYAS: Our Awesome Guide to the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon! @TourismPHL

Make sure to download Our Awesome Guide for information, food, and pasalubong tips when in Lucban, Quezon! :) 

Our Awesome Guide: Pahiyas Festival
The Pahiyas Festival is one of the most popular fiestas in the Philippines, held in honor of San Isidro Labrador, Catholic Patron Saint of Farmers. It is celebrated annually every May 15th (regardless of whether it falls on a weekday or a weekend).

The festival is a thanksgiving feast for a beautiful harvest. Kiping (colorful decorations made from dried rice paste) are used to decorate the houses along with various fruit, vegetables, and flowers.

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

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Events, Manila Life

#MTVMusicEvo 2015: On Francis M Tribute, Hip Hop Culture, and Naughty by Nature! (Photo Essay)

167654-Finale at MTV Music Evolution 2015 on 17 May Pic 4 (Credit - MTV Asia & Ferdie Arquero)-b5a0d3-original-1431968254For the first time in Manila, MTV Music Evolution 2015 brought the local hip hop scene together with international chart topping artists. This free ticket event marked a first for the Philippines as MTV wrapped up the summer season.

Claiming 2015 as the year to visit the Philippines, what better way to celebrate than having such a huge and exciting event take place in a country that has long embraced the hip hop culture. Here was our experience at MTV Music Evolution 2015…

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#Philippines, Batangas

Taal Volcano: Guide to 45-minute Trekking Adventure to Crater Lake (via Private Route)!

Taal VolcanoTaal Volcano is an island within a lake, on an island within a lake, on an island! Did you get that? 😛

Just an hour away from Manila, this geological wonder is the smallest active volcano in the world. But despite being famous and all, we found that most Filipinos have a hard time locating the actual Crater Lake itself–So we had to figure out the reason for ourselves. Check out Team OAP’s video on debunking the mystery of Taal Volcano…

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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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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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