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Anton Diaz

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Announcing… Our Awesome Planet Digital Franchise!

Today, I’m opening the Alpha Program of the Digital Franchise Program of Our Awesome Planet, a leading food, travel and lifestyle online media company in the Philippines!

We are opening franchises for travel destinations (like Palawan), cities (like Baguio), school media (like DLSU), international destinations (like London or Taiwan) or for niche target markets.

We are piloting the program to prepare for the Beta Launch on July 20-22 at the Franchise Asia Philippines International Expo 2018 happening at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

 

What do I get with an Our Awesome Planet Digital Franchise?

• The exclusive right to establish your own Food, Travel & Lifestyle Media Business in your location or among your target audience.

• A partnership with the leading food, travel, and lifestyle online media company in the Philippines to develop and market your own media brand. 

• A branded sub-domain: www.OurAwesomePlanet.com/palawan or Palawan.OurAwesomePlanet.com from an established domain.

• The multi-social media platforms of Our Awesome Planet—Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube—as business leverage.

Website hosting, branding guidelines, training of your own media team and business development—all care of Our Awesome Planet.

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Blogging

Learn How to Become A Digitalpreneur?!

2 more days to go. Hurry, register now!

Learn How to Become A Digitalpreneur

Get inspiring learnings from two of the biggest Digital entrepreneurs in the Philippines, Abe Olandres of Yugatech and Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet. Learn how to succeed as a freelancer in today’s digital economy.

The workshop is open to all aspiring and existing freelancers.

Register for free now: http://bit.ly/7thPayPalFreelancerWorkshop

Happening on June 23, 2018 from 2 PM-5 PM at One Esplanade, J.W Diokno Boulevard, Pasay City. We are near Mall of Asia.

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Blogging

How I Transformed My Passion into a Digital Online Business?!

Most people would ask me how I was able to quit my day job as a CIO of a multinational corporation and become a digitalpreneur with a leading food and travel media company in the Philippines.

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Ten years ago today, I resigned from P&G. I remember routing my resignation checklist for my separation pay and having doubts if I made the right decision, leaving a lucrative career and all.

Here are 10 tips that helped me transform my passion for food & travel into a successful business venture:

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#Restaurants

La Cabrera Manila: Steak and Wine Pairing (and Buenos Aires’ Signature 40% off)

Update 1/24/19: A La Cabrera Anniversary in the Best Steak House in Mandaluyong! @EdsaShangriLa (2019)

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La Cabrera Manila is the first restaurant of Parilla La Cabrera by Gaston Riveira in Asia.

It is known for its authentic Argentinian steaks in Buenos Aires and acclaimed as one of the top 50 restaurants in South America.

In Buenos Aires, they have a popular happy hour promo—the entire menu at 40% off—and this is now being offered in Manila on weekdays from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm.

Here are some tips on how to plan an awesome dining experience at La Cabrera:

 

LA CABRERA MANILA by Gaston Riveira
6750, Ayala Avenue, Makati
Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
Telephone: +632 833-8946
Mobile: +63 905 290-0703
Email: [email protected]
Facebook@lacabreramanila
Instagram@lacabreramanila
Websitehttp://lacabrera.com.ar

La Cabrera Manila Series in Our Awesome Planet:
• A La Cabrera Anniversary in the Best Steak House in Mandaluyong! @EdsaShangriLa (2019)
• La Cabrera Manila: Steak and Wine Pairing (and Buenos Aires’ Signature 40% off) (2018)
• LA CABRERA MANILA Argentinian Steakhouse at 6750 (A Review)

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Events

MenhirSalento Wines: Chef Jessie Sincioco x Chef Musaro Rocco Roberto Dinner

There’s a booming appreciation for fine wines in Manila, a growing hunger among Manileños to know more about wines from the winemakers themselves. In the case of Menhir Salento, they introduced their Italian wines via a 4 hands wine pairing dinner with Chef Jessie Sincioco and Chef Musaro Rocco Roberto.

Chef Jessie Sincioco and Chef  Musaro Rocco Roberto

Vini Menhir Salento S.r.l., founded by Gaetano Marangelli in 2005, showcases the terroir of the Southern part of the Puglia Region in the extreme southeastern tip of Italy, specifically the Minervino di Lecce-Maglie-Otranto area.

Chef Roberto transports us to Puglia with a taste of Origano Osteria restaurant, owned by the Menhir Salento winery, in Minervino di Lecce.

Italian wines are designed for food pairing. Menhir Salento makes it both interesting and delightful to savor the authentic flavors of the Italian region where a particular wine was produced.

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#Hotels, Staycation

Shangri-La at the Fort: Why it is the Best Family Staycation in BGC?!

We’ve tried a lot of hotel staycations in Manila with the family and Shangri-La at the Fort is one of our favorites.

They opened the Shangri-La Residences which is 97 serviced apartments (Levels 9-17) for long staying guests and for their Stay & Play Family Staycation Package.

Here’s why Shangri-La at the Fort continues to provide the best staycation experience in BGC ever since they opened …

Shangri-La at the Fort
30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
Telephone: +632 820-0888
WebsiteStay and Play: A Family Staycation

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#Restaurants

NAMARI: The Best Japanese Teppanyaki We had in Pampanga!

Namari, by Chef Chris Oronce, is a Japanese Bistro in Pampanga that features a Teppanyaki Omakase and an Izakaya-inspired Japanese bar.

Namari is Japanese for lead, a very sturdy metal—a name reflecting the Chef’s successful career despite all the odds.

For Chef Chris, giving back to his native Pampanga meant opening twin restaurants: Namari Japanese Bistro and Cactus Jack American Steakhouse in the new Best Western Hotel Metro Clark (the old Saver’s Mall).

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We love the food by Chef Chris Oronce, who worked at the renowned Nobu restaurants in Las Vegas, New York and Shibuya in Japan.

When he returned to Manila, he held the the executive chef position at Wafu in Greenhills, where we had a taste of his teppanyaki omakase. Currently, he is the executive chef of the successful Wolfgang Steakhouse franchise in Manila.

The chef’s new Namari offers Japanese Teppanyaki Omakase experience that’s worth the drive all the way to Pampanga.

 

NAMARI JAPANESE BISTRO
G/F Best Western Hotel Metro Clark (Saver’s Mall), Mc Arthur Highway, Balibago, Angeles City
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Facebook: NamariJapaneseBistro
Telephone: +63 999 227-7935
Email: [email protected]

Related Blog Posts:
WAFU: Teppanyaki Omakase Buffet! (@WAFUgreenhills kicks off the Teppanyaki Craze in Manila?!)
WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE: Best Dry-Aged Porterhouse Steak now in Manila! @rwmanila

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#Restaurants

22 Prime: Father’s Day is for Steaks!

Happy Father’s Day to all you awesome fathers who work very hard to provide for your families and strive to raise your kids the best way you can!

Let it not be just a one-day affair on the official 3rd Sunday of June or June 17, 2018. Together, let’s claim June as a month-long celebration of Fatherhood.

Here’s our early celebration at 22 Prime with their special Father’s Day menu…

 

22 PRIME
Discovery Suites Manila
25 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Daily for Lunch and Dinner
Telephone: +632 719-8888
For more info, visit https://www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com/dining/22-prime/

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Events

Have you Always Dreamed of Becoming a Food Entrepreneur? Here’s How …

Have you always dreamed of becoming a food entrepreneur?

Have you been sitting on a food and beverage business idea?

Is your food business stuck in neutral?

Are you planning to expand, but confused about your next step?

If you said YES to any of these questions, then the Entrepreneurship and F&B Specialist Seminar is for you.

Slated this July at Hexagon Lounge, in RCBC Plaza, Makati City, the program is a series of six sessions  that aims to help food entrepreneurs  through all the steps of creating a business, from key concepts, strategies, and practical skills necessary in managing, owning, and operating a profitable food and beverage business.

Leading the team of experts is Chef John Cu-Unjieng, owner of Jam Foods & Co., and joining him are Anton Diaz, founder of Our Awesome Planet Blog & Paolo Sambile, along with a group of F&B professionals as guest speakers.

It is quite hard to get an accurate picture of the food business climate here in Manila. People have ideas and are motivated to start something, but they don’t know how and where to go to get the right information, and this is where we come in. What we want to do in this seminar is to present an accurate picture to potential food entrepreneurs so they could avoid the costly mistakes. “says  Cu-Unjieng

He adds: “We will not just focus on the planning, execution, and survival of the food business, but we also want potential entrepreneurs to have a good understanding of the issues crucial to deciding to start the business. We will provide a reality check for them.

To register and other inquiries, please call or SMS Rache at +63 917 531-8949 or email us at [email protected].

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Events

Hunyo 12: Repoblacion ng Pilipinas! (Insider Guide)

Read more: Repoblacion ng Pilipinas: A Rainy Toast to our 120th Independence Day!

MGA KABABAYAN KO!!!

Sa bisperas ng ika-120 Araw ng Kalayaan, magaganap na ang kasarap-sarapan, katakam-takaman at kasaya-sayahan fiesta ng ating sariling bayan!

Join us, as we commemorate our forefathers’ fight for independence: when brave souls laid down their lives on the altar of freedom, all for our country’s right to author our own fate. Together, let’s raise our drinks and toast as we celebrate a night of revelry filled with live music, overflowing drinks, and street eats crafted by the Philippines’ top chefs!

 

A Street Food Fiesta by the Philippines’ Best Chefs

1. Kalel Demetrio – Alamat ng Agimat (mahiwagang samalamig)
2. Niño Laus – Bibingka and sisig corn dog
3. Justin Yenko- “Fiery Kiniing-Chori Sliders” native black pig, kiniing, charcoal bun, 3 chilis
4. Patrick Go – Loaded tusok-tusok
5. Mikel Francis Bautista Zaguirre – Lumpiang Sinigang
6. Francis Lim – Pagkain na Pampapogi
7. Kalel Chan– Dry papaitan soft taco
8. JP Anglo – Bistek sandwich with spicy, crispy cheese
9. Ed Bugia – Chicken crossing the road
10. Mikko Aspiras– Dirty ice cream repurposed ingredients/trimmings) with fish sauce cotton candy
11. Dedet de la Fuentes “The Lechon Diva” – Sosy na Inihaw na Mais and Pepita’s Lechon
12. Jason Go – Fried coconut milk gelato with suman moron and peanut sesame brittle

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