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Wanderland Virgin No More @WanderlandFest Pixels 2018

Wanderers flocked to Filinvest City Event Grounds for this year’s Wanderland Fest filled with 12 hours of music, art, and games.

The theme for this year’s instalment is Wanderland Pixels. Previous themes include Wanderland Jungle (2017) and Wanderland Planet (2015 & 2016).

Here’s my first time experience at Wanderland:

Wanderland Festival 2018
March 10, 2018
Filinvest City Event Grounds Alabang
Website: www.wanderlandfestival.com/
Facebook: wanderlandfest
Instagram: @wanderlandfest
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2018 Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival Guide!

The municipality of Lubao, Pampanga is home to the annual Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival event. Now on its 5th year, #LubaoIBMF2018 is set to continue on with its trademark summer experience that’s perfect for family and friends.

Happening on March 23 – 25, 2018 at Pradera Verde, festival goers can expect a total of thirty-one (31) exciting local and international balloons to paint the skies of Lubao.

Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2018
Date:March 23 – 25, 2018
Venue: Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga.
Facebook: LubaoIBMF
Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm
Telephone:+6929 559 1719
Email: [email protected]

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Manila Life, Staycation

LUB D Family Hostelcation (and How to Plan your Own) @Lub_d

Lub d, which means “sleep well” in Thai, is Southeast Asia’s leading Hotel & Hostel brand based in Bangkok. The new Brgy. Poblacion, Makati branch is their first expansion in Manila.

Though the design and pricing is that of a hostel, having more Private Rooms (119) vs. Duplex Rooms (34) and Mixed Dorm rooms (10) makes Lub d Makati more like a budget hotel. It’s the largest one in the Philippines targeting millennial travelers who want to see the world. It’s also great for families and training your little travelers to get used to the hostel vibe.

Our family stayed for a short “hostelcation” over the weekend. Here’s why we think it’s the best place for one in Makati…

Lub d Hostel
7833 Makati Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City 1210
Telephone: +63 2 541 6358
Email: [email protected]
Facebook@LubdHostel
Instagram: @LubdHostel
Websitehttps://www.lubd.com/makati

Check out low Lub d Makati rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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Wanderland Pixels: Are You Ready for Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2018? @wanderlandfest

From the jungles of 9,597 Wanderers at Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2017, dare to explore the world of Wanderland Pixels as it celebrates it’s 6th run in bringing together good music and good people! Level up the adventure and conquer the south on March 10, 2018 at Filinvest City Event Grounds, Alabang. The biggest international and homegrown indie acts are set to accomplish one important mission: to power up the best Wanderland stage yet.

Here’s the lineup for this year’s festival and our tips so you can have a great time:

Wanderland Festival 2018
March 10, 2018
Filinvest City Event Grounds Alabang
Website: www.wanderlandfestival.com/
Facebook: wanderlandfest
Instagram: @wanderlandfest
Twitter: wanderlandfest

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Events, Manila Life

Love Canadian Beef?

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Have you tried Canadian Beef? Do you know why they say it’s better than USDA Beef?

The first time I tried Canadian Beef was at the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador in Manila, which was prepared by a Canadian chef.

Here’s the story of the experience and what I think of my first taste of Canadian Beef…

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Events, Manila Life

Sustainable Seafood Week 2018: Restaurants and Hotels Join Together In Saving The Seas!

Sustainable Seafood Week

The future of our oceans is at stake, and it will take everyone working together to reverse the tide.

The Sustainable Seafood Week is a celebration of food and a venue for sharing the best practices in sustainable fisheries by various stakeholders. Where establishments come together on an open and dynamic platform, to discuss the status and challenges for more sustainable seafood, bringing inspiring solutions for change in the fisheries and aquaculture sector and to raise awareness in public.

February 26 to March 18, 2018, will be a long week affair of the third Sustainable Seafood Week organized by top hotels and restaurants in Manila along with the different environmental groups and fisheries NGOs.

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Manila Life

2018 Restaurant Trends, Food Discoveries and Insights from @MadridFusion

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Madrid Fusion is the most influential culinary congress in the food world, not to mention a haven for the gastronomic Spanish cuisine.

Now on its 16th year with the theme “Fourth Generation: Those Who Own the Future“, the Congress is meant to showcase how you can future-proof your restaurant business and satisfy the ever-evolving demands of the food industry.

I’ve attended Madrid Fusion for the last 4 years, and this year is a turning point–a passing of the baton to the next culinary generation.

Here are the key restaurant trends, food discoveries, and personal insights from Madrid Fusion 2018

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Bambanti Festival: Isabela’s Scarecrow Festival

 

A big part of the lives of people from the Northern Philippines is Agriculture – the bread and butter of most families, if you will. So much of their lives revolve around grains and produce that it’s only fitting for them to dedicate an annual festival for it.

“Bambanti” is the Ilocano term for scarecrow. The watchguards of their fields and farms. This year, 20 out of 34 municipalities joined in the festivities.

Here’s a recap of my first time at Bambanti Festival 2018:

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Events, Manila Life

Social Business Summit 2018: Insights and Learnings Recap

GK Enchanted Farm: Scaling Towards Social Progress

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The 5th Annual Global Social Business Summit was a total success, a 3-day event that brought some of the best minds in Social Entropanurship and innovation, together to share stories and ideas with the next generation of socially responsible

Fot for the past 5 years, GK has organized a Social Business Summit where social entrepreneurs from around the globe come to share their stories of their struggles and success.

The summit is possibly the largest annual gathering of social entrepreneurs in SE Asia.

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Gawad Kalinga / GK Enchanted Farms is a Social enterprise which aims to end poverty for 5 million families in the Philippines.

The organization is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers and education professionals who have a practical and efficient solution to tackling the endemic poverty that is a reality for millions of Filipinos.

Their mission has been to empower the youth born into poverty by educating them in skills that will benefit them and their community.

GK Enchanted Farms

Pandi-Angat Rd, Angat, Bulacan Philippines
Hours: 8am-5pm Tuesday – Sunday
Closed Mondays
Landline: 0916 225 3363
Web: gk1world.com

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