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Ultimate Taste Test

And the Winners of The Ultimate Taste Test 10th Anniversary Edition are…

This was literally the best Ultimate Taste Test ever!

Thank you to our Lord for making the event memorable and successful. Thank you to all the purveyors, foodies, blogger friends, industry partners and sponsors for making the UTT 10th Anniversary Edition a historic success.

And the Winners of The Ultimate Taste Test 10th Anniversary Edition are…

Live an Awesome Life,
Anton
Founder, Our Awesome Planet


A DECADE OF FLAVORS: Ultimate Taste Test XVII 10th Year Anniversary
Text by Roxi, Photos by Carmi

Sweet, sour, salty or simply oozing with umami—the Ultimate Taste Test has been serving it for ten years. And in a 10-hour feast held last August 31, Our Awesome Planet did it again!

Dubbed as the longest-running tasting event in the country, OAP’s Ultimate Taste Test XVII may have just bagged the biggest taste event title as well as it filled up the SM Aura SMX Convention Center with 40 food entrepreneurs and ~1,000 food enthusiasts.

With so much more hunger to raise the bar, this year’s banquet included 20+ beverage purveyors from Agos Pilipinas. Agos is a community of beverage enthusiasts providing avenues for the showcase of spirit cocktail, craft beer, artisanal coffee and specialty juices.

For a first-timer attending a tasting event, this notable addition has undeniably elevated my experience! I found myself wandering the hall without a care about time as I indulged in an enthusing cycle of sampling mouth-watering food and trying out delectable drinks.

Probably one of the things I appreciated most about this gathering was that it gave equal power to food lovers—seasoned and newbies alike, to quantify their food encounters. Through an online voting system, we were equipped with voices to express our verdict. We spoke and we were heard.

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Musicals

Dani Girl Manila answers “Why Cancer?” and “What is Hope?”

Dani Girl is an enlightening tale of 9-year old Dani Lyons’ battle against cancer. At some point in our lives, we get a first-hand experience of cancer and how it affects our families.

The musical is about the child-like hope needed to battle against the dreaded Big C. I’ve always admired the work of non-profit organizations like Kythe here in Manila and how they are able to help kids with cancer.

Thanks to 9 Works Theatrical and Sandbox Collective for presenting Dani Girl, a relevant musical to raise awareness and empathy about Life with Cancer, again.

DANI GIRL by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond
a musical about hope
Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium
4th Floor, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., cor. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Saturdays and Sundays of August until September 1
Official Hashtag: #danigirlmanila
Instagram: Tag @thesandboxco

Buy your tickets now! https://www.ticketworld.com.ph/

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Ultimate Taste Test

Foodie Guide to Ultimate Taste Test 10th Year x The Choice Awards!

9/11/2019 Announcement: And the Winners of The Ultimate Taste Test 10th Anniversary Edition are…

Greetings from Our Awesome Planet!

We are so excited for the UTT XVII, 10th Year Anniversary Edition x The Choice V Awarding Ceremonies.

OurAwesomePlanet.com, one of the pioneers of food and travel blogging in the Philippines, once again stages the biggest food tasting event in the country, Ultimate Taste Test 2019 on its 10th year!

This much-anticipated annual food trip enables food lovers to be food-critics-for-a-day by sampling mouth-watering unique flavors in Metro Manila from over 40+ home-based food businesses. For the 10th Year Edition, we are integrating The Choice Awards 2019 co-located at the event.

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now!

📅 August 31, 2019, Saturday
🕙 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 pm
📍SMX Convention Center Aura, SM Aura, Taguig

Ultimate Taste Test Fee₱800/head inclusive of…
✔️ Food Taste Portions from a minimum of 40+ Home-Based Food Vendors
✔️ Attendance to The Choice 2019 Awarding Ceremonies at the UTT2019 Event.
✔️ Food Critic Ballot for voting your favorite food discoveries.
✔️ A Taste of Agos festival of 20+ Filipino Spirits, Craft Beers and Coffee
✔️ Raffle Entry for exciting food and travel prizes!

✔️Family/ Barkada Promo:
Buy 5 Tickets get 1 Free (₱670/head)
Buy 10 Tickets get 2 free plus a reserved table

✔️Kids (50% off):
Kids (Age 4-12): ₱400/head
Kids (Age 0-4): FREE

✔️Senior/PWD Rate (20% off)₱640/head

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now  @ www.UltimateTasteTest.com

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Ultimate Taste Test

Announcing… Ultimate Taste Test 10th Year Anniversary Edition (August 31, 2019)!

9/11/2019 Announcement: And the Winners of The Ultimate Taste Test 10th Anniversary Edition are…

🎟Buy your #UTT2019 Tickets now!
📝Apply here –> #UTT2019 Vendor application form.

Dear Our Awesome Planet friends,

I would like to invite you to the UTT XVII, 10th Year Anniversary Edition of the longest running taste event in the country!

The 10th year anniversary edition is special because:

1). We are integrating the celebration of the Ultimate Taste Test 10th year with The Choice 2019 Awards 5th year anniversary for the first time

2). Due to public clamor, we are selling tickets to be part of the exclusive 1,000 food critics to determine the deserving winners of #UTT2019

🎟Buy your #UTT2019 Tickets now!

3). We are honoring all the Ultimate Taste Test winners for the past 10 years with a commemorative feature including the winners of UTTXVII 10th-year anniversary edition.

📝Apply here –> #UTT2019 Vendor application form.

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST XVII
(10th Year Anniversary Edition)
📆: August 31, 2019, Saturday
: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
🏢: SMX Convention Center Aura, Taguig
🎟Buy your #UTT2019 Tickets now!
📝Apply here –> #UTT2019 Vendor application form

Official Hashtag: #UTT2019

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Performance Arts

Beautiful! The Carole King Musical Manila (Review)

YES! I still can’t believe that Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is now playing in Manila!

It’s on top of my Broadway musical bucket list ever since I missed watching it in Broadway and West End. Watching it in Manila was extra special because it was more relatable with the Manila cast, and we witnessed Kyla Rivera, whom we watched In the Heights (2011), bloom into Carole King’s lead role (2019).

Best to watch it raw, without reading any reviews and in the company of your musical-lovin’ friends. Grab the last remaining shows of the first Meralco Theatre run that’s only until July 7, 2019.

Having said that, here’s why it is sooo beautiful to watch…

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Manila Life

House 1925: Barbershop and Speakeasy for the Boys

The best gift a father can get is a family barbershop session and a day with the boys.

We are happy House 1925 opened in the south to provide the best barbershop experience with a speakeasy lounge where you can hang while you wait.

Here are some tips to organize your own grooming and booze experience with the boys…


Barbershop

Located in the new lifestyle wing of Molito, its name and interiors are inspired by the 1920s.

HOUSE 1925
Molito, Madrigal Ave, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Telephone: +63 917 182 1925
Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: House 1925

Barbershop Packages Menu

I like that they focus on providing a quality barbershop experience, with packages starting with the Old Sport (450) to the ultra-pampering The West Egg (2,255).

Shave, Hand and Foot Care, Massage, Hair Care and Color

They have all the proper grooming equipment and add-on services you would look for in a quality barbershop.

Some of the grooming products are made from organic ingredients or the best grooming products for men in the market.

Best of all, they are kid-friendly and welcoming to the entire family.

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Performance Arts

The Weight of Words: A Millennial Mental Health Monologue

I didn’t know what to expect when we watched this show. After the monologue, your mind was stimulated, but still it needed time to process the depth of storytelling and theatre artistry of Abner and the Black Canvas team.

This is the kind of show that we need to talk about now before another friend passes away.

It took me a few days to reflect on what it meant. It was approachable but profound, the kind that would touch your heart and change your perspective on the weight of every word we speak (and not speak).

I highly recommend that you do not miss the Pineapple Lab run, and I also hope that they have more and more theatre run extensions. (If you are watching the show, best to read this reflection after watching it.)

Here’s why you should watch #BlackCanvasWOW…

 

Weight of Words (WoW)
PARC Foundation Blackbox on May 31 (8PM), June 1-2 (4PM & 8PM), and
Pineapple Lab on June 15 (5PM & 8PM) and 16 (4PM & 8PM).
For ticket reservations, contact Pineapple Lab at [email protected] or Ticket2Me at www.ticket2me.net
Facebook Page: Black Canvas
Hashtag: #BlackCanvasWOW

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Manila Life

Le Cordon Bleu Manila: Tuition and Location (I Want to Enroll!) @ateneodemanilau

Finally, the beloved culinary institution Le Cordon Bleu (the oldest culinary school founded in 1895) is now in Manila in partnership with Ateneo de Manila University (founded in 1859 by the Society of Jesus). The partnership synergizes the global expertise of Le Cordon Bleu in cuisine, gastronomy and hospitality with Ateneo’s core foundation in liberal arts, management and entrepreneurship education.

The 4-year undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Restaurant Management (B.S. RENT) program is now open for enrollment. When you graduate, you get an Ateneo B.S. RENT Diploma and, at the same time, a Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu. You have to budget ₱1.6M for the tuition fee for the 4-year course.

Here’s all you need to know about the Le Cordon Blue x Ateneo de Manila founding program.

 

Le Cordon Bleu Ateneo de Manila (LCBA)
G/F, George SK Ty Innovation Wing, Areté
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Bachelor of Science in Restaurant Entrepreneurship
Duration: 4 years with full intersessions
Language: English/Filipino
Intake: August
Units: 175 units, roughly 6-7 subjects per semester, with 2-3 subjects and practicum during the intersession
Admission Requirements: SHS STRAND: Accountancy and Business Management (recommended)

Contact the Office of Admission and Aid
Email: [email protected]
Website: ateneo.edu/admissions
Telephone: +632 426-6001 loc 5154-5155
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Performance Arts

“Angels in America” Manila (Review) @ATEGasia

I must be honest. There would be two types of theater goers after watching the award-winning Angels in America by American playwright Tony Kushner: the one who would rave about the theatrical perfection of this groundbreaking masterpiece, and the one who got bored to death.

For some, they need to know what it is all about before committing to watching with friends. For me, when I watch plays, I usually go clueless about what it is all about, so as to have no biases. I let the story unfold, appreciate the narrative and finish the show with an internal reflection of what it means to me.

I’ll let you know what I think at the end of this post.

 

ANGELS IN AMERICA
Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati
March 22 to April 7, 2019
For tickets, visit www.ticketworld.com.ph

Zone 1 – ₱3,500
Zone 2 – ₱2,500
Zone 3 – ₱1,500

ANGELS IN AMERICA contains strong language and mature content. Due to its subject matter, this show is strongly recommended to ages 17 years old and above.

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