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PYM PARTICLE: Ant-man Inspired Mystery Room @MysteryManila

By Abigail Javellana

Read More: Here are… 10 Most Fun Activities in Manila (2016 Edition)! @TourismPHL

PYM PARTICLE is one of the latest mystery rooms by Mystery Manila. Picture yourself as Ant-man and go on a mission to find the Pym Particle device that can manipulate atomic matter by shrinking or expanding objects.

Get ready to solve puzzles as you go through rooms that will make you feel really big or small. (Watch the Pym Particle video)

Mystery Manila – Century City Mall
Unit L305 3rd Floor Century City Mall,
Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St, Brgy. Poblacion,
1210 Makati City , Philippines.
Telephone: +632 718 92 51
Mobile: +63 917 820 64 69
Operating Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 1.00pm to 9.30pm
Holidays/Saturdays/Sundays: 9.00am to 930pm

Mystery Manila Series:

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Awesome Festivals

OUTBREAK APOCALYPSE: Surviving an Infested Zombie Fun Run! @OutbreakManila

By Abigail Javellana

Outbreak Apocalypse by Outbreak Manila is the longest-running zombie fun run in Manila. Now on it’s the seventh installment runners were given a surprise of not only outrunning the zombies but also conquering their inflatable obstacle course.

Here’s how we ran for our lives and maybe screamed like kids…


Zombie Apocalypse

FacebookOutbreak Manila

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Awesome Festivals

Wonderfruit Festival 2015: Why You Should Go to Thailand’s Hippest New Festival? @wonderfruitfest


Wonderfruit, an international Music & Arts Festival set in Thailand's backpacker heartland Siam Country Pattaya. For 4-days, the festival grounds are transformed into a hippiefied new world with a focus on advocating creative cultures, eco-friendliness, and sustainable living. You could say, it has the same change-making concept as to Philippine's very own Malasimbo.

With its reputation of being sin city, you'd be surprised that Pattaya is far from that, with it's lush hills, creeks and well-manicured lawns reminding you of Coachella. Festival goers are to expect a fun-packed schedule with tons of exciting music line-up, yummy feasts, fitness classes, art workshops and nature activities stored for the whole family.

Here's what to expect during Wonderfruit's 4-days of festivities on December 17-20

Wonderfruit Festival
The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya
50 Moo 9, Bang Lamung, Pong, Chonburi 20150, Thailand
Facebook: wonderfruitfest
Twitter: @wonderfruitfest
Instagram: @wonderfruitfestival

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Awesome Festivals

MADRID FUSION 2016: Showdown of the World’s No. 1 Chefs in Manila! @MadridFusionMNL

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This is awesome!  The World's No.1 Chefs are coming to Manila for Madrid Fusion!

This feels like the World's 50 Best Awards happening in Manila 🙂 Here's the confirmed line-up so far for Madrid Fusion Manila on April 7-9, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center.

Manila is going crazy about the 2016 Chef line-up:

– Joan Roca, 3 Michelin Stars, World's No. 1 Restaurant – El Celler de can Roca in Girona, Spain

– Virgilio Martinez, 1 Michelin Star, Latin America's No. 1 Restaurant –Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru  (World's No.4)

– Yoshihiro Narisawa, 2 Michelin Stars, Regarded as Asia's No. 1 Chef, Les Creations de Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan  (World's No. 8 Restaurant)

– Dani Garcia, 2 Michelin Stars, Bibo Andalusian Brasserie & Tapas, Malaga, Spain

– José Andrés, Spanish-American Chef – Think Food Group in USA


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Manila Life

Sodi World Series in SE Asia: More Than Just a Race to Paris! @CityKartRacing

The Sodi World Series, held every June in France, is a tournament that celebrates the love for karting among drivers of all levels and nationalities. However, drivers must locally compete in a series of qualifying rounds in preparation for the big event.

Read on to learn about Team OAP’s experience at City Kart Racing’s local Sodi tournament…

City Kart Racing, Circuit Makati, Barangay Carmona, Makati City 1207 Philippines
Mobile: +63 917 455 1060 / +63 920 411 2645 / +63 915 447 1060
FacebookCity Kart Racing at Circuit Makati

Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 3:00pm to 12:00am
Friday to Sunday: 10:00am to 12:00am

Related Blog Posts:
City Kart Racing, First Indoor Go Kart in the Philippines!
CITY KART RACING: Are you the Fastest Go-kart Driver in Manila? @CityKartRacing
The Need for Speed in City Kart 


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Awesome Festivals, Food

Project Wheelchair: 12-Course Lechon Degustation Charity Dinner @PepitasKitchen

By Abigail Javellana

Pepita’s Kitchen Project Wheelchair Fund-Raising is a 12-course Lechon Degustation with each course presented by the best chefs and pastry bakers in Manila.

Their passion project started with Dedet and her two daughters, Lileya and Liyora, raising funds to donate wheelchairs as a legacy to their sister Lauren.

With a humble beginning of selling ButterBeer and Chocolate Happiness (Hot Choco) in school fairs, turned into a beautiful full packed 12-course Lechon Degustation at Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room, with successfully raising funds for 150 wheelchairs (P3,500 per wheelchair) for the less fortunate people with disabilities.

Here’s what the chefs prepared for Project Wheelchair’s 12-course degustation…


Private dining in Makati or in the comforts of your own home.
Facebook: Lechon Degustacion at Pepita’s Kitchen
Mobile: +63 917 866-0662
Telephone: +632 425-4605

For more info, contact Dedet Santos for pledges and contributions to Project Wheelchair.

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Ultimate Taste Test

KUMORI: Hanjuku Cheesecake and The Krone! #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Foodies love the signature Hanjuku cheesecake by Kumori, the cheesecake is characterized as being light and fluffy, compared to the the American version that is dense and heavy.

The half-baked cheesecake with cream cheese center comes in a palm-size treat, they are best enjoyed when relished in small bites. Notice the mousse-like texture, it's a delightful treat nothing too sweet or too creamy.

I also like the Krone which is a combination of cones and croissants filled fresh daily with creamy custard in the store.

Congratulations for winning the top spot in Ultimate Taste Test 2015!


Kumori SM Makati, Kumori Landmark Makati
Mobile: 0917 656 9430
FacebookKumori Ph
Instagram:  @kumoriph

KUMORI: UTT Winner #1 Rating 4.27
263  foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
157 foodies rated 4- I love it!
78  foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
21 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
1 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

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GELATO LAB: Matcha Choco Chip, Coffee Stracciatella and Bailey’s Irish Cream Gelato #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Foodies love Gelato Lab's gelato for it's extra smooth and creamy texture. Gelato lab uses only natural and  high-quality ingredients to create their yummy concoction.

We liked their interesting flavors like their Matcha Choco Chip, Coffee Stracciatella, Bailey's Irish Cream and Mango Pudding gelato.

Congratulations for winning the top spot #2 in the Ultimate Taste Test 2015!

New Manila
Phone: +6324138008
Facebook: GelatoLabPH

GELATO LAB: UTT Winner #2 Rating 4.22
258  foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
176 foodies rated 4- I love it!
86  foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
19 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
5 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

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Ultimate Taste Test

POCO DELI: The Best Artisan Sausages and Smoked Bacon Slab in Manila! #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Poco Deli is home to one of our favorite artisan sausages and comfort food in Kapitolyo Food Street and Ayala Triangle.

Poco Deli's mission is to craft the finest premium quality specialty meats, condiments, and comfort foods. They are committed to serving only the premium, fresh and all-natural prime meats.

Foodies are raving about Poco Deli's Artisanal charcuterie – Sausages, Bacon, Pastrami. They use only quality meat such as prime USDA meats from the US, French pork, NZ lamb, and German spices in creating this batch. Having it cooked in a brick oven for a long time gives it that intense smoky flavor.

Congratulations for winning the top #3 spot in Ultimate Taste Test 2015! 

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POCO DELI, The Little Deli-Cafe
21 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, 1603 Pasig, Philippines
Telephone: +632 477-4332
Mobile number: +63 922 892-9211, +63 922 892-9211
Email Address: /
Facebook: Poco Deli

Makati Branch: Ayala Triangle Gardens Restaurant Strip
Operating Hours: 11am to 10pm

POCO DELI: UTT Winner #3 Rating 4.21
209 foodies rated 5 – Awesome! I would recommend it!
 foodies rated 4 – I love it!
foodies rated 3 – We had a good time.
foodies rated 2 – It is OK.
foodies rated 1 – Thanks, but it could be better.  

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BACOLOD: Food & Festival Guide of Masskara Festival! (VIDEO)



Bacolod City is the capital of Negros Occidental. It’s in the Negros Island in the Visayas in the Philippines. Its population is five hundred to six hundred thousand.

The Masskara Festival happens on the weekend nearest to October 19, which is the Charter Day of Bacolod. Normally we open in October 1 and it ends on October 19. It usually starts with a fun run, walk, jog, hike, and then they [the Bacolodnons] all meet at The Plaza. That happens every October 1 to open the festivities.

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