Author

Anton Diaz

#Philippines

Naturally Peninsula: ChangeMakers Dinner Event & What Happens Next @ThePeninsulaMNL #HealthyHelping

Helping Hand Naturally Peninsula-8.jpg

We get invited to a lot of dinner events in Manila, but I was not expecting this kind of gathering of like-minded individuals in a different kind of networking.

I thought it was a PR event but it was not. You could sense that the intentions were sincere–to make a difference, promote sustainability, and help each other out.

Here’s a photo essay of the Sustainability Networking Dinner hosted by Janice Lao at The Peninsula Manila…

Read more

#Philippines, #Travel, Awesome Festivals

Malasimbo 2017: Celebrate Arts, Culture and Music Sustainably @MalasimboFest

by Pau Naz

Photo K

The worlds musical greats are coming to the Philippines once again for a celebration of arts music and culture in Malasimbo!

On its 7th year now, the most sustainable of its kind, the annual contemporary international music festival welcomes 2017 with a strengthened and more solidified purpose. 

MALASIMBO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Festival Date: March 10-12
Email: [email protected][email protected]
Website: www.malasimbofestival.com
Facebook: Malasimbofestival
Instagram: @malasimbofestival

Buy Tickets (click HERE)

MALASIMBO 2016 Series:
Malasimbo: A Backstage Pass To The Beautiful Mindoro Island! @MalasimboFest 2016
MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016
WANDERLAND 2014 Hangover! #TakeMeBackToWanderland @wanderlandfest

Read more

Awesome Festivals

WANDERLAND 2017: Wildest Wanderland Festival Yet (March 4)! @wanderlandfest

by CK Santos

The Paper Kites - Magic Liwanag

From being an out of this world experience with Death Cab For Cutie, Bon Iver, The Naked and Famous, and so much more, this year they are giving something that will awaken your animal instincts with Wanderland Jungle.

A yearly tradition, and already known as the biggest indie music & arts festival, Wanderland is surely to make an even bigger comeback this year.

 

IMG_7898

For its 5th year (yes, we've come a long way), Karpos Multimedia is taking wanderers to even greater heights – with 3 stages (Wanderland Stage, Globe Stage and Jungle Stage) and a new venue (Filinvest City Event Grounds Alabang).

They are bringing in new faces, such as…

Wanderland Festival 2017
March 4,2017
Filinvest City Event Grounds Alabang
Website: www.wanderlandfestival.com/
Facebook: wanderlandfest
Instagram: @wanderlandfest
Twitter: wanderlandfest

Wanderland x OAP Series:
 Wanderland 2016: Out of This World Music Festival Experience (Photo Essay)
 Awesome Camping Experience at Wanderland Festival 2015! (Photo Essay)
 WANDERLAND 2014 Hangover! #TakeMeBackToWanderland @wanderlandfest

Read more

#Travel, Awesome Festivals

Bambanti Festival 2017: The Pride Of Isabela (Photo Essay)

Bambanti Festival is the official festival of the Province of Isabela.  Held annually in the month of January, the award-winning festival has become a key factor in helping to build a cultural identity for the residences of Isabela.

People flock from all corners of Isabela to celebrate their rich agricultural heritage in song-and-dance, and a little friendly competition.

 

Bambanti42

The festival derives its name from the Ilocano word for “scarecrow”, and the Bambanti have become the iconic symbol for the farming communities of Isabela.  Its meaning is emblematic of the historic ties farmers have with scarecrows and their crops, and represent the diligence and resoluteness of the people of Isabel.

Festivities start on the 23rd of January, culminating in a show-stopping extravaganza on the 28th.

Bambanti Festival
Bambanti Village
Provincial Capitol Grounds
Ilagan City, Isabela Philippines

Read more

Awesome Festivals

ART FAIR PHILIPPINES 2017: A Leap Towards Philippine Art Appreciation!

Art Fair

Car park turned into the premium destination for modern and contemporary Philippine art, that’s where Art Fair Philippines gets its unique charm. From initially being a marketplace, it has now evolved into a space where inspiration and individuality is embraced, more so encouraged.

Art Fair Philippines 2017
16-19 FEB 2017
5F / 6F / 7F / Roof Deck, The Link Car Park
Ayala Center, Makati City
website: http://artfairphilippines.com/

Read more

#Philippines

MISSIONARIES OF THE POOR: Encounter with Sabrina’s Kitchen and Easy Cures! (and how you can also help)

Missionaries of the Poor Manila-14.jpg

Missionaries of the Poor Manila is an international mission that started was in October 2011 by the Religious Institute of Brothers of Pontifical Right. 

It was founded by Fr. Richard Ho Lung, a former Jesuit priest, in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica in 1931. In the Philippines, they have three mission areas–Manila, Naga City (September 1994), and Cebu City (February 2004).

The Manila Mission is composed of the Divine Mercy Monastery where the Brothers live, and the Divine Mercy Apostolate Center in Manila, which is home to homeless elderly men and special-needs children.

They do corporal works of mercy: feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, caring for street children and the sick, including HIV/AIDS and leprosy patients, and visiting prisoners. 

Every Sunday, Sabrina Artadi of Sabrina’s Kitchen hosts a healthy feeding program for the poor in the area with her Super Caldo and fruits. 

Our friend Tina Vitas of Easy Cures invited us to join one Sunday, which was also very timely for our son Raphael’s 7th Birthday celebration.

Here’s our experience visiting the Missionaries of the Poor and how you can also help…

 

MISSIONARIES OF THE POOR
DIVINE MERCY MONASTERY & APOSTOLATE CENTER
1766 Estrada St., San Andres, Bukid, 1017 Manila
P.O. Box 1822, 1000 Manila
Telephone: +632 354-3449, 994-4521
Mobile: +63 921-637-4900, +63 908 626-1356
Email: [email protected]

Read more

#Philippines

KIDZANIA MANILA: Planning a Legendary Birthday Party for your 7-Year Old! @KidZaniaManila

 

After his KidZania Party, we asked our son Raphael–who just turned 7 years old–what he thought about it and he just said, “Legendary!” 

It was indeed an awesome party, and KidZania was the perfect venue for this milestone. Here, kids can assert their independence and build up their confidence for the next phase of their childhood. 

 

KidZania Raphael's 7th Birthday Party-54.jpg

 

Here are the lessons we learned from organizing a party at KidZania and some tips on how you can organize your own Legendary Zaz Party… 

KidZania Manila
Park Triangle, 3245 North 11th Avenue BGC, Taguig City, 1634
For kids age four to seventeen years old.
Telephone: +632 711-KIDZ (5439)
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KidZaniaManila
Instagram: @KidZaniaManila
Twitter: @KidZaniaManila
Website: manila.kidzania.com

Read more

#Travel

LA CHINESCA BF: A Taste of Chef Bruce Ricketts’ First Love–Mexican Food! (Review)

IMG_4372.jpg

LA CHINESCA is the hole-in-the-wall, solo venture of Chef Bruce Ricketts in BF Homes, dedicated to his first love–Mexican cuisine. The name is inspired by Mexico’s Chinatown. 

The resto is reminiscent of when he first opened Sensei–also along Aguirre–which is more of a passion project to share his enthusiasm for the cuisine. 

We actually had to wait in line to get a seat at Chef Bruce’s new restaurant. But we did get to order all the items on (and off) the menu.

Here’s what we think of La Chinesca…

 

LA CHINESCA
Bruce Ricketts does Mexican 
248 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11am to 2pm; 5pm till we’re out
Telephone: +632 738-0724
Email[email protected]
Facebook: La Chinesca
Instagram: @lachinesca
Note: Cash Only

Related Blog Posts:
SENSEI SUSHI by Chef Bruce “Broosy” Ricketts
MECHA UMA: “Absurdly Delicious” Food by Chef Bruce Ricketts!
OOMA-licious! Bold Japanese Comfort Food by Chef Bruce Ricketts @Ooma_PH @SMMegaMall (First Look)

Read more

#Travel

LOTUS BLANC: Excellence in Siem Reap (Photo Essay)

lotus25

Lotus Blanc is a 4 Star resort in Siem Reap Cambodia that has won numerous awards over the years for excellence.    

Part of The Innotality Group of Hotels – Lotus Blanc is proudly run and managed by an entirely Cambodian staff.  They take great pride in the reputation they have built, and their dedication to customer service is their number one priority. 

Fantastic service, world-class cuisine, and friendly staff are the reasons why we recommend Lotus Blanc Hotel and Resort to anyone visiting Siem Reap.   

 

lotus27

Located 15 minutes from Siem Reap Internation Airport20 minutes from Angkor Wat Archeological Park, and 5 minutes (Tuk-tuk) ride to downtown, Lotus Blanc sits at the heart of the busy tourist city of Siem Reap.    

Lotus Blanc Resort    
National Road 6, Kruos Village,
Siem Reap 069, Cambodia
Phone: 00 855 63 969 300
Email: [email protected] 
Website: lotusblancresort.com
Facebook: Lotus Blanc Resort

Read more

Close
Looking for a new place to eat?
Or a guide for your next destination?

Looking for a new place to eat?

Or a guide for your next destination?

Our travel tips and restaurant reviews delivered straight to your inbox. Join our mailing list to receive the latest food reviews and travel guides from Team Our Awesome Planet.

You have Successfully Subscribed!