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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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]
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
Lotus Blanc is a 4 Starresort 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.
Located 15 minutes from Siem Reap Internation Airport, 20 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.