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

by CK Santos

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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.

 

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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

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#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.

 

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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

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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/

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Manila Life, Mystery Rooms

REBEL RESISTANCE: Star Wars – Inspired Mystery Room @MysteryManila

Mystery Manila: Rebel Resistance

Be one with the force…with one of the newest additions, the REBEL RESISTANCE at Mystery Manila’s latest branch at Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig City. Inspired by the film series, Star Wars, this room will make you feel like you are part of the Resistance.

This newest branch at Ayala Malls The 30th features four new rooms to solve — Rebel Resistance, Sorcerer’s Stone, Mr. Moriarty and Morbid Morgue. The OAP Team tried the Harry Potter and Star Wars theme rooms on their visit and here’s our experience…

P.S. No game spoilers in this post!

Mystery Manila – Ayala Malls The 30th
3rd Floor Ayala Malls The 30th,
Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Brgy. Ugong,
1604 Pasig City , Philippines
Telephone: +632 621 07 32
Mobile: +63 917 823 21 55
Operating Hours:
1 PM to 9:30 PM Mondays to Fridays
10 AM to 10:30 PM Saturdays
10 AM to 9:30 PM Sundays
Website: www.mysterymanila.com
Facebook: MysteryManila

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Manila Life, Mystery Rooms

SORCERER’S STONE: World of Wizardry Mystery Room Solved! @MysteryManila

STONE is a Harry Potter-inspired room at Mystery Manila’s newest branch at Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig City. All you Potterheads better free your schedule because this room will give you a taste of what’s it like to be in the Wizarding World.

Check out our experience Sorcerer’s Stone experience…  (P.S. No game spoilers in this post.)

Mystery Manila – Ayala Malls The 30th
3rd Floor Ayala Malls The 30th,
Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Brgy. Ugong,
1604 Pasig City , Philippines
Telephone: +632 621 07 32
Mobile: +63 917 823 21 55
Operating Hours:
1 PM to 9:30 PM Mondays to Fridays
10 AM to 10:30 PM Saturdays
10 AM to 9:30 PM Sundays
Website: www.mysterymanila.com
Facebook: MysteryManila

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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City

FOO’D /fú-dō/: Accessible Italian Pop Cuisine by Chef Davide Oldani!

As featured 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!

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FooDee Global Concepts (the same people behind the successful Tim Ho Wan, Todd English, Mesa, and Sunnies Cafe) has brought Michelin Star Chef Davide Oldani‘s pop cuisine concept FOO’D (/fú-dō/) to Manila.

Chef Oldani defines “pop cuisine” as accessible luxury cuisine with Italian roots, taking the simplest ingredients and turning these into a beautiful dish.

FOO’D’s unique selling point is that they offer Michelin-grade food, fine ambiance, and quality service at a reasonable price, from their P800 three-course menu to their P1,200 four-course menu. And because everything is upgradeable, you can start at P800 then work your way up (you can even go crazy with a P3000 menu and load up on the experience).

Here are some of the exciting world-renowned signature dishes brought to Manila by Chef Oldani…

 

FOO’D by Davide Oldani
Ground Level, High Street Park, Shangri-la at the Fort, BGC Taguig
Operating Hours: 11.00 am to 10.00pm
Mobile: +63917 711-4469
Facebook: FOODbyDOManila
Website: http://www.cucinapop.do/

(Note: The restaurant doesn’t have a strict dress code;  guests can come in smart casual attire)

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#Restaurants, Gawad Kalinga

CALABOO: Awesome Carabao Milk Butter & Premium Carabao Cheese! @GawadKalingaHQ

by Abigail Javellana

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CalaBoo Creamery is a Social Enterprise by GK Enchanted Farm in partnership with the Philippine Carabao Center, who aims to fulfill the Filipino dream of ending poverty for smallholder farmers, by producing proudly Filipino farm fresh milk from grass-fed carabao products that are naturally healthy and yummy!

They produce some of the best dairy products the Philippines has to offer, ranging from their fresh and aged cheese, high-quality butter and pro-biotic rich yogurts, which uses healthy sweeteners like coco sugar and pure honey.

Finally, we have world-class carabao milk dairy brand proudly made in the Philippines at Gawad Kalinga’s Enchanted Farm!  These are the perfect foodie gift this Christmas 🙂

Here’s a photo essay of Calaboo’s launch and Carabao dairy products …

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