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#Restaurants

A Raging Bull Holiday Celebration! @ShangriLaFort

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Christmas is for celebrations and our go-to place for steak parties in BGC is Raging Bull at the Shangri-La at the Fort.

We tried their special Christmas Day menu as we celebrate and give thanks to our friends from Shangri-La.

 

RAGING BULL CHOPHOUSE & BAR
Level 3 Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila
30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Facebook: Dining at Shangri-La at the Fort
Twitter: @ShangrilaFort
Instagram: @dineshangrilafort
Telephone: +632 820-0888

Related Post: RAGING BULL: Best Steakhouse & Bar in BGC? (Preview) @ShangrilaFort

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Blogging

Announcing… Content Creator Masterclass by Anton Diaz (Join Now!)

Dear Our Awesome Planet friends,

Awesome greetings to you all!

First of all, don’t miss our Free Content Creator Online Workshop available now until December 12. Check out these lessons:

Learn How to Become an Effective (and Profitable) Content Creator in 2019 and Beyond

Lesson #1: How to Guarantee Viewability of Branded Content
(Insightful Talk by Anton Diaz during Social Media Week Manila)

Lesson #2: How Our Awesome Planet Earns as a Content Creator
(A Video Case Study, Part of How to Become a Professional Blogger Program by Anton Diaz)

Lesson #3: Freelancer’s Ultimate Guide to the Content Creator Business
(Content Creator Paypal Workshop led by Anton Diaz)

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#Restaurants

The Peak by Grand Hyatt: A Sneak Peek of the Highest Restaurant in Manila!

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The Peak is a multi-level bar, music lounge and grill roof deck restaurant in Grand Hyatt in Manila.  The concept is inspired by Penthouse Living with different homey rooms, set against the Manila Skyline backdrop, to discover.

This is the landmark restaurant Manila is waiting for, ushering us to 2019 and beyond. Here’s a sneak peek of The Peak…

THE PEAK
60th-62nd Floor, Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner 35th Street,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 838 1234
Operating Hours: Dinner (6:00 -10:00 PM)
(Note: Kids are allowed at the grill but are not allowed at the bar.)
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @grandhyattmanilaph
FacebookGrand Hyatt Manila PH
Website: www.hyatt.com/grand-hyatt-manila/

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#Restaurants

Causeway Seafood: Why I Love Chinese Birthday Lauriats! (A Review)

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I love Chinese lauriat celebrations! I think this is a beautiful Chinese family tradition where everyone shares a communal feast on a roundtable with everybody wearing red to bring good luck to the celebrant.

We don’t have it in my Filipino family and I married my wife so that we can eat Chinese lauriats every time there is a birthday celebration.

My wife’s family often celebrates at Causeway because everyone enjoys the food— good variety and good value for money.

Here’s what we love about the Chinese lauriat at Causeway…

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Blogging

Social Media Week Manila: Finding our missing human links in the digital age (Don’t Miss this!)

Social Media used to be a very different place. For an instance, back in 2009, people simply used Facebook to communicate with friends, reconnect with estranged grade school buddies, or to keep in touch with a grandma who lives overseas.

But with Facebook’s present landscape of 2.23 Billion active users, social media has truly evolved into something more. It’s no longer just a tool for simple communication, it has become a powerhouse for influencing businesses, reaching audiences, and cool marketing tactics.

Social Media’s continuous growth open lots of opportunities more than we can keep up with. Luckily, a pool of passionate people thought of putting together a conference that can further the discussion on social media, technology, and digital marketing.

Hence, the birth of Social Media Week.

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#Travel, Czech Republic

AVALON Danube River Cruise: Is it Worth It? (Budapest to Prague)

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It was awesome to experience my first river cruise along the Danube River in Eastern Europe with an awesome group of top travel agents from Manila. It’s like staying in a floating hotel, cruising from one town to another while having a lazy champagne breakfast or just chilling on the sundeck or in the comforts of your stateroom.

It’s a lot better than going on an Ocean Cruise because it can dock directly beside the city and you just literally walk into town. The experience is all-inclusive—walking tours from a local guide and eat-and-drink-all-you-can breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Here are the details of the actual Danube River Cruise that we took. There were changes in our itinerary because of the low river level due to a long drought during the European summer season. We had to go by land from Budapest to Vienna and board a different Avalon ship, missing Nuremberg, Germany.

THE BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY
Deluxe 7-night cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds.

Cruise details:
13 days – Budapest to Prague (Cruise Code WBN)
Avalon Passion (Dept # 1024)
Start Budapest – October 24 – November 5

Cruise fee:
Land/Cruise – $3,809
Cruise Only – $2,799
Gratuities to Local Guides & excursion drivers are included.
+ Tip to Cruise Director & Crew (~ $300)
Port Charges $168

All Departures are guaranteed.

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Here’s a complete guide to the Avalon Danube River Cruise experience with all the awesome highlights for you to decide: Is it Worth it?

BARON TRAVEL CORPORATION
3rd Floor, PCCI Corporate Center 118 L.P. Leviste Street
Salcedo Village, Makati City, Philippines
Telephone: +632 817 4926
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.barontravel.ph

AVALON WATERWAYS
5301 South Federal Circle Littleton, CO 80123
Your Dreams Come True with the Most Epic Views.
A River Cruise product from the Globus Family
Facebook: Avalon Waterways
Instagram: @avalonwaterways
Websitehttps://www.avalonwaterways.com/

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#Restaurants

Nespresso Freestyle Moments by Bruce Ricketts (Photo Essay)

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We feel honored to have witnessed the culinary evolution of Bruce Ricketts and we always look forward to tasting his passion on the plate.

Looking back at my archives, I realized we’ve covered almost all of our foodie moments with Bruce’s culinary creations like fanboys. We met him during his Food Truck by Chef Broosy days in 2012 before he retreated to BF after a failed stint at Robot. We have fallen in love with his food ever since.

• SENSEI SUSHI by Chef Bruce “Broosy” Ricketts (2012)
• MECHA UMA: “Absurdly Delicious” Food by Chef Bruce Ricketts! (2014)
• OOMA-licious! Bold Japanese Comfort Food by Chef Bruce Ricketts @Ooma_PH @SMMegaMall (First Look) (2015)
• LA CHINESCA BF: A Taste of Chef Bruce Ricketts’ First Love–Mexican Food! (Review) (2017)
LA CHINESCA GRID: The Grid: A First Look at Rockwell’s Food Market! (2018)

It was awesome to have a taste of how a passionate culinary master would do a branded collaboration for the first time with Nespresso’s Master Origin coffee series. Aside from the memorable orgasmic creations, I learned a lot on how branded collaborations should be executed as a master would.

This is another story for the blogging history books, a living tribute to a culinary lodi in Manila.

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Events

Pia Wurtzbach: Ginebra Girl 2019 on Iconic Gin Brand’s 185th Anniversary!

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What’s the common denominator between the most beautiful girl in the universe and the world’s oldest, most respectable and best-selling gin?

Both of them are world-class Filipino icons that value never-dying drive, true grit and the pursuit of excellence.  So proud to have witnessed the coming together of two celebrated icons to commemorate the 185th anniversary of Ginebra San Miguel this 2019.

Here are a few things you may want to know about the famous gin and Ginebra Girl 2019—Ms. Pia Wurtzbach…

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Ultimate Taste Test

Announcing…. Ultimate Taste Test: The MASTERS Edition (Food Entrepreneurs Application Now Open)

To apply as a food vendor, fill up the UTT Masters Edition Online application form.

For the past decade, Our Awesome Planet’s “Ultimate Taste Test” has been the incubator and launching platform for many of today’s most popular and influential food entrepreneurs. All of them started out as home businesses, and thanks to the publicity and exposure from their participation in the UTT, they have become very successful brands. Among the Ultimate Taste Test babies are Pepita’s Kitchen, from the Lechon Diva, Dedet de la Fuente; the internationally renowned Risa Chocolates by Pamela Cinco; Think Wink by Winky Sagenes, one of the bestselling cookies in Metro Manila; and Bhest Lasagna, rated #1 Best Beef Lasagna by spot.ph.

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Family

Studying in Spain for College or Masters? (A Filipino Parent’s Dilemma)

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Aidan is at Grade 8 now and we are starting to consider options on where to send him to college. I like our sons to establish their roots in Manila, studying in the best university for Engineering, Computer Science and Multimedia Arts—De La Salle University.

Studying in the US was not really an option because I’m afraid of the values they’ll learn in school. We would have to go with them to reinforce the Filipino family values at home.

But I’m considering Spain for college or masters for our boys. Here’s why…

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