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FOOD TASTINGS: Pasta and Pizza Class @FoodMagazine (A Photo Essay)

Food tastingsFood Tastings is a free cooking class for foodies and kitchen savvy people, presented by ABS-CBN Publishing Inc.'s Food magazine and the Lifestyle Network. The classes are held throughout the year as a treat for celebrating the 20th anniversary of Food magazine.

The first leg of the Food Tastings series titled “a Pizza and Pasta Class” featured easy-to-make home pizza and pasta recipes taught by renowned chefs Nancy Dizon Edarlin, Portia Baluyut and the chefs behind Project Pie.

It was a well spent Saturday (March 21) where we got to watch free cooking classes, try out all the dishes and had a fun time making our very own customized pizza. Here’s a preview of the event itself:

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Awesome Festivals

BORACAY: My Time with Yugi and Chatime Summer Travel Diary by @MrsAwesomePlanet

YG March 2015

It started in the wee hours of the morning. Woke up excited but feeling hesitant. Did some last-minute packing of my and YG's things anyway–we were off to the little one's first trip to Boracay!

It's also another first for me, as it was just the 2 of us for this beach trip. (I try my best to bring YG wherever I go. I've pledged to provide him with the best milk in town, and if I leave him even for just a couple of days, his supply will not suffice.) 

I was excited because we would be riding a seaplane! I never expected to be on one as I've only seen those in adventure movies! How cool is that?  

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Awesome Festivals, Mystery Rooms

TRAPPED AT THE SPA: Escaped from the Massage-Inspired Mystery Room! @EscapeHunt

Escape Hunt: Trapped at the Spa

Trapped at the Spa is an Escape Hunt real-life mystery room game experience, where players are transported 100 years in time to play the role of a famous London detective.

Trapped inside a massage room, you have to figure out who and why before you can get out! You only had 60 minutes to work as a team and solve the mystery before the timer runs out.

The Escape Hunt Manila is a live escape room franchised by Mike Kerveillant and partners after trying it and loving the original Escape Hunt Experience in Bangkok.

TRAPPED AT THE SPA
The Escape Hunt Experience Manila- Philippines
5773 Ebro St. Barangay Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila 1210
Mobile: +63 915 596 8363, +63 (2) 751 9124
Twitter@EscapeHunt
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/escapehunt
FacebookThe Escape Hunt Experience Manila – MNL, Philippines
Websitehttp://manila.escapehunt.com/
Operating Hours: Every day 10am and the last game at 9pm

Escape Hunt Manila series:

Check out OAP team's video of Trapped at the Spa:

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Awesome Festivals

MURDER AT HOME: The Most Difficult Room @EscapeHunt Manila!

Escape Hunt: Murder at Home!Murder at Home is an Escape Hunt real-life mystery room game experience, where players are transported 100 years in time to play the role of a famous London detective. The hardest of all three rooms revolves around a classic murder case, with too many suspects and a lot of money at stake!

The Escape Hunt Manila is a live escape room franchised by Mike Kerveillant and partners after trying it and loving the original Escape Hunt Experience in Bangkok.

MURDER AT HOME
The Escape Hunt Experience Manila- Philippines
5773 Ebro St. Barangay Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila 1210
Mobile: +63 915 596 8363, +63 (2) 751 9124
Twitter@EscapeHunt
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/escapehunt
FacebookThe Escape Hunt Experience Manila – MNL, Philippines
Websitehttp://manila.escapehunt.com/
Operating Hours: Everyday 10am and the last game at 9pm

Here are some great tips on how we became the first team who managed to solve the most difficult room at Escape Hunt Manila:

Escape Hunt Manila series:

Check out the video of OAP team’s experience in Murder at Home…

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Awesome Festivals

Asia’s Best Restaurants: What’s Awesome About @Asias50Best 2015? (A Filipino Perspective) @GagganBangkok

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant list has been a controversial list ever since it started in 2013. There’s a perception that only the restaurants with the best PR and marketing machinery are included in the list (even if their food isn’t good).

The 2015 list is awesome, however, because only the people based in Asia were allowed to vote. It has also broken the notion that only high-priced restaurants are deserving to be part of the list.

Filipinos will be proud to know that Antonio’s Restaurant in Tagaytay has been recognized as the Best Restaurant in the Philippines and awarded the #48 spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2015!

Here are 8 Awesome Things about the 3rd Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna…

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#Travel, Awesome Festivals

MALASIMBO MUSIC FESTIVAL: A Magical Weekend at Mt. Malasimbo! @MalasimboFest

March 9, 2016 Update: MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016

Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival 2015Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, an international event set within the tropical gardens of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. Situated at the foot of Mt. Malasimbo where the grass-terraced amphitheater overlooks one of the most beautiful bays in the world. This year's festivities include The Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival on March 6-8 and The Malasimbo Lights & Dance Festival on March 13-15.

Malasimbo Music & Arts FestivalPeople from over 30 countries come to learn and experience first-hand indigenous cultures through arts and music.

Checkout our video and find out what Malasimbo is all about!

MALASIMBO 2016 Series:
Malasimbo: A Backstage Pass To The Beautiful Mindoro Island! @MalasimboFest 2016
MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016
Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival: What to expect @MalasimboFest 2016?  

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Awesome Festivals

TOURISM STAR Philippines: Honoring Individuals Who Truly Make it #MoreFuninthePhilippines! @TourismPHL

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The Philippines Tourism Stars are a batch of individuals recognized by the Department of Tourism (DOT), who have exemplified excellence and dedication in driving the Philippine tourism industry.

“The Philippines tourism is undoubtedly the fastest growing industry in the country, taking on a significant role in our economy. We believe that we owe this tremendous growth to our people. Without them, our destinations would only be a mere landscape. It is our people that give beautiful destinations life and meaning. And the Tourism Star Program honours these individuals who truly make it more fun in the Philippines,” DOT Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. said.

The first Tourism Star Philippines award was held last Feb 12, 2015 at the Raffles and Fairmont Hotel, Makati. Watch the video below:

Department of Tourism honored the first batch of awardees, celebrating the contribution of Filipinos from the tourism industry, media, and local government units. 

Join us in congratulating the first batch of Tourism Star Awardees in the Philippines:

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Awesome Festivals, Mystery Rooms

JEWEL HEIST AT THE RESORT: Sherlock Holmes-inspired Mystery Room @EscapeHunt Manila

Jewel Heist at the Resort

Jewel Heist at the Resort is an Escape Hunt real-life mystery room game experience, where players are transported 100 years in time to play the role of a famous London detective. The whole genre revolves around a resort where you need to solve the mystery of the missing jewel while also trying to escape within 60 minutes.

The Escape Hunt Manila is a live escape room franchised by Mike Kerveillant and partners after trying it and loving the original Escape Hunt Experience in Bangkok.

JEWEL HEIST AT THE RESORT
The Escape Hunt Experience Manila- Philippines
5773 Ebro St. Barangay Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila 1210
Mobile: +63 915 596 8363, +63 (2) 751 9124
Twitter@EscapeHunt
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/escapehunt
FacebookThe Escape Hunt Experience Manila – MNL, Philippines
Websitehttp://manila.escapehunt.com/

Escape Hunt Manila series:

We first got to try the easiest room, and here are some previews and tips on what to expect @EscapeHuntPH’s Jewel Heist at the Resort:

Check out the video of OAP team’s experience in Jewel Heist at the Resort…

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Events, Manila Life

BRAIN GAIN: Brain-Based Techniques to Raise Awesome Kids! @OurAwesomeKid

Brain Gain Poster

Dear Our Awesome Planet friends,

Greetings from Our Awesome Planet!

I would like to invite you to attend a parenting summit on raising smarter kids entitled:

“BRAIN GAIN: How Parents Can Help Raise Smarter Kids! Techniques to Boost Intelligence and Productivity in School and in Life”

Date: February 28 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 2/F Electronic Library
Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center, Makati

It’s very challenging to raise kids with a highly competitive academic environment and evolving school curriculums and pervasive influence of social media and the internet.

I continue to seek the best ways to raise my own kids to develop the next awesome generation of Filipinos. I’m launching a series of educational campaign under the Our Awesome Kids brand to help parents who want to help children boost their learning potential, academic performance, and overall productivity. 

The summit brings together top educational experts in their fields:

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Awesome Festivals

MALASIMBO 2015: Why You Should Go to Malasimbo Festival’s 5th year Anniversary! #FOMO

Malasimbo 2014 II. Photo by Terence AngsiocoMalasimbo Music and Arts Festival is an international music arts and festival set amidst the tropical gardens of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. The festival grounds are situated at the foothills of Mt. Malasimbo where the grass-terraced amphitheater overlooks one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

This year for their 5th anniversary, they are bringing in two weekend of festivities: The Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival on March 6-8 and The Malasimbo Lights & Dance Festival on March 13-15.

Malasimbo 2015Malasimbo is a top attraction in the Department of Tourism’s campaign, “Visit the Philippines Year 2015.” It is known for its local and international artists, awe-breathtaking landscape, and unique ecological programs. The festival continues to grow into a global phenomenon, with more than 5,000 people from over 30 countries in attendance in 2014.

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should take part in Malasimbo’s 5th year…

#5 The Beautiful Malasimbo Venue

Malasimbo AmpitheaterOne of their biggest assets is their Natural Amphitheater below the mystical Mt. Malasimbo.

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I love how we could sit on the grass-terraced amphitheater overlooking the moon and the stars. There are no VIP sections and guests can freely roam around the grounds. You’d also be surprised that the artists themselves mingle and blend in with the crowd.

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