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What to Expect at the 30th Negros Trade Fair

30th Negros Trade Fair

The 30th Negros Trade Fair features the best of Negros Island on September 16-20, 2015 at the Glorietta Activity Center.

Find the islands best cuisines from the famous chicken inasal, sweets and pasalubong goodies that Negros is known for. Buy hand-crafted and distinctive lamps, paintings and other home accessories, furniture, fashion accessories, bags for all lifestyles, and natural and organic products, among others.



With the theme “Truly Negros”, the 30th Negros Trade Fair will feature over 80 selling booths that will show the creativity, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of small and medium enterprises.

Here's what to expect at 30th Negros Trade Fair happening this weekend…

30th Negros Trade Fair
Glorietta Activity Center
September 16-20, 2015
E-mail: [email protected]
Mobile: +639175274881
Landline: (034) 4341600
Facebook: negrostradefair 

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Awesome Festivals

CARMEN’S BEST: The Secret Behind One of the Best Ice Creams in the World? @CarmensBest

Ever since Carmen's Best Ice Cream won the Ultimate Taste Test #6 in Rockwell in 2011, I have yet to taste another ice cream that comes close to its artisanal goodness. Recently, this was the ice cream served to the Pope during his PAL flight back home to Italy, and is now served on the long haul business class flights of Philippine Airlines.

It's one of the Philippine-made food products that we can be proud of and can be exported to ASEAN and the rest of Asia. 

We talked to our friend, Paco Magsaysay, the man behind Carmen's Best, on what makes Carmen's one of the best ice creams in the world

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Awesome Festivals

A KidZanian Guide to the Play City of @KidzaniaManila!

Read More: Here are… 10 Most Fun Activities in Manila (2016 Edition)! @TourismPHL

#TeamOAP has come up with a quick guide for activities and fun things to do inside KidZania before it opens.

Kidzania Manila

1. About KidZania

KidZania Manila is an education- and entertainment-themed city for cool kids aged 4-14, where you can role-play your dream profession, learn how to earn money, and assert your independence.

You might get overwhelmed inside with 55 activity centers to choose from. With just a minimum of 4-hours inside KidZania, you will only have enough time to do 8-9 jobs.

A friendly message from the Governor of KidZania.

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Manila Life

The Wings Transit Lounge: Services for the Tired Traveller at NAIA Terminal 3

by #TeamOAPIMG_6104The Wings Transit Lounge is the first ever airport transit lounge open to all travelers in the Philippines. The newly-opened lounge at NAIA's Terminal 3 offers facilities such as bunk and capsule rooms, showers, barber services as well as dining, business centers, and spa services.

The Wings is managed by Jipang Group, a Japanese company that manages Networld Hotels.

IMG_6073We like the new transit lounge, it's ideal break for travelers that are stressed out and those waiting for their connecting or delayed flights. The lounge is open to the public, so even those fetching the guests can partake the services.

Here's an inside look at the newly opened The Wings Transit lounge…

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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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The Palace Pool Club BGC Experience (Dress Code, Entrance Fee, and Tips)! #Visa

The Palace Pool ClubThe Palace Pool Club is Manila’s first day club where swimming pools and club music come together for the ultimate pool fun.

The Palace is envisioned to be the biggest nightlife destinations in Asia with distinct outlets including: Valkyrie nightclub, The Palace Pool Club, Brewery (Craft Beers), Café Naya, and soon Revel Room – a Japanese lounge and restaurant.

It is owned by the group behind Embassy, Members Only, Prive, Aracama, Draft, 71 Gramercy and 12 Monkeys.

Check out the video highlights during the grand launch of the Palace Pool Club:

Watch The Palace Pool Club Highlights Video

Here's what you can expect at The Palace Pool Club, one of the latest hip hangouts at Bonifacio Global City…

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Manila Life

Aguinaldo Shrine comes to Life with amazing Video-Mapping Light Display! (Photo Essay)

Aguinaldo Shrine Comes to Life!Aguinaldo Shrine comes to Life! The 18th-century national monument is seen in a new light through video mapping technology.

Video mapping uses digitally produced images based on the architectural line of a structure to create an impression and bring a structure to life.

It’s my first time watching a video mapping show, and I’m amazed by the work and quality they put into it. It’ll definitely make any Filipino proud! Check out my experience at the Aguinaldo shrine…

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Manila Life

Augmented Reality Diorama Experience of the Philippine History: First 3D-on-3D Experience @AyalaMuseum (Photo Essay)

Ayala Museum 3D ARThe 3D Augmented Reality (AR) Diorama Experience of the Philippine History is an awesome rehash of the popular exhibit with the use of Augmented Reality; historic scenes come to life on a smartphone through exciting animations, realistic sound effects, and voice narrations. Learning history got even more exciting thanks to Ayala Museum in partnership with the Harish and Johnsen Group.

On Independence Day, the AR technology and the Museum will be free for Globe Postpaid subscribers while Globe Prepaid Subscribers get discounted rates on June 12, 2015.

Ayala Museum 3D ARWe had an entertaining time going around the exhibit, this is something not only kids will be interested in, but also the adults will love. Here's our fun and educational experience… 😉

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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 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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