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Studying in Spain for College or Masters? (A Filipino Parent’s Dilemma)

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Aidan is at Grade 8 now and we are starting to consider options on where to send him to college. I like our sons to establish their roots in Manila, studying in the best university for Engineering, Computer Science and Multimedia Arts—De La Salle University.

Studying in the US was not really an option because I’m afraid of the values they’ll learn in school. We would have to go with them to reinforce the Filipino family values at home.

But I’m considering Spain for college or masters for our boys. Here’s why…

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MAKANSUTRA MANILA: Foodie Date Guide to @Makansutra (A Review) @SMMegamall

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

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MAKANSUTRA, the famous Singaporean Hawker Market by K.F. Seetoh, has finally re-opened in Manila together with local partners J.J. Yulo and Chef Him Uy de Baron.

It first launched in Manila Ocean park in 2009 and re-opened after the successful 2016 World Street Food Congress held in Manila. Makansutra is the famed food bible in Singapore, featuring heritage street food. Makan means “to eat” in Malay, and Sutra means “string, thread” in Sanskrit.

It can be daunting to visit here because of the variety of choices–over 70 dishes and 11 street stalls in a food hall inspired by the Singaporean hawker market. 

Here’s a guide to help you on your foodie date in Makansutra in SM Megamall…

 

MAKANSUTRA MANILA
Unit 209 AB, 2nd floor, Building A, SM Megamall Mandaluyong City
Operating Hours: 11am to 11 pm daily 
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.makansutra.com/

Related Blog Post: World Street Food Congress 2016: 15 Hawker Stalls Worth Lining Up For! #WSFC16 (Updated!)

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10 Life Lessons on Living Awesomely in Your 30’s!

Favor: For those who are 47+ years old and above, hope you can answer this survey on Life Lessons on Living Awesomely in Your 40’s

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When I turned 30 in 2004, I had married my hottie college crush, worked for the biggest multinational company in the Philippines, and lived the life I envisioned after graduating from university.

But something was missing. My life was not fulfilling. There was a nagging feeling that I was being called for a higher purpose.

At the same time, I felt a baton was being passed on to our generation. The battle of the generation before us was the fight for Freedom from Dictatorship. In a sense, that generation succeeded in winning independence but failed in making a lasting difference during the transition.

It was our generation’s responsibility to make things happen for the Philippines. We felt that we had to jump start the journey to becoming a First World nation. We took the baton, accepted the responsibility, and met the challenge head-on.

After 10 years, I can’t help but reflect on the life lessons I’ve learned along the way. From quitting my day job and deciding to do full-time blogging for Our Awesome Planet, to conceptualizing the Ultimate Taste Test event, to creating the Mercato Centrale Night Markets with my partner RJ, to Coaching and Mentoring Entrepreneurs in the Maven Secrets Program, and to becoming one of the top food & travel blogs not only in the Philippines and Southeast Asia but in the world–it’s been quite a journey so far.

Here are my 10 Life Lessons on Living Awesomely in Your 30’s… 

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The Birth of YSRAEL GABRIEL “Baby Yugi” (A Photo Essay) @AsianHospital

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Happy Birthday to our 4th son, Ysrael Gabriel Uy Diaz! He was born on July 15, 2014, 4.09am, a day before typhoon Glenda arrived in Manila. We’re happy that our family is now complete, after waiting for Baby Yugi for 39 weeks. 🙂

Rache woke up at 1.50am with strong contractions every 3 minutes, so we hurriedly went to Asian Hospital. Here’s a photo essay of Baby Ysrael’s birth… 

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FAVOR: Can you Vote for Our Awesome Planet in the 2012 Tatt Awards?

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THE ONE. Nothing says “best blogger” like the recipient of this award. One of the most respected, the best of the best—and simply, the awesomest of them all.

It is an honor to be one of the finalists for “The One” and “The Explorer” in the 2012 [email protected] Awards, one of the most prestigious Social Media Awards in the Philippines!

Thank you to OAP friends for nominating Our Awesome Planet! 

Favor: Can you please visit the [email protected] Awards 2012 site to Vote for Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet in “The One” Category.

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Our Awesome Story! A Comic Biography

Our Awesome Story – by Jose Gamboa

JB Gamboa is a comic artist famous for Comic Biographies. He is known in the artists’ circle for his first comic biographies entitled, Laban. A Love Story and  Pacquiao: Winning In & Out of the Ring.

We collaborated with JB for a comic biography of OAP, entitled Our Awesome Story.

We wanted to document and share our love story to our boys and to the future DIAZ generations.

A lot of people are curious about how Rache and I met, and we usually only reveal that story to our closest friends and family.

As we celebrate the 9th year anniversary of our marriage, we wanted to share the story to our OAP readers and friends. Thank you so much for all your loving support throughout these years!

(Note: To create your own Comic Biography, send an email to [email protected])

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Awesome Planner 2012 – The Food and Travel Guide

Updated 12/6/11: Here is the photo and a size perspective of the 6×8 Awesome Planner. 

Awesome Planner 2012 - Food and Travel Guide

Dear Traveling Foodie, 

Mabuhay from Our Awesome Planet!

2012 is the year of the Foodie Road Trips. There’s no better way to have a grand year than by experiencing the awesome foodie havens that our country has to offer. This planner has been designed to help you maximize the full potential of your road trips.

I would like to thank all those who supported the first release of the Awesome Planner. I have incorporated all the suggestions in this release. I hope you like this new product designed with the foodie in mind.

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Favor, can you answer this OAP survey for me?

Dear Our Awesome Planet Friends,

Anton here. First of all, thank you for all your awesome support for Our Awesome Planet (OAP) for the last 6.5 years. Thanks for all the 614 survey feedback responses last year which greatly influenced my directions and plans for OAP. 

After a year, I would like to get feedback on how Our Awesome Planet blog met your expectation. 

I am excited for 2012 as we prepare to expand internationally. I would like to share with you some of my plans and get your honest feedback through this survey.

Please click here to answer the survey: Our Awesome Planet Blog Survey (August 2011)

I read all the survey feedbacks and take them into consideration when I formulate my plans for OAP.

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