It was our first time watching a CineConcert where the entire film is shown on a 40-foot screen playing only the original dialogue (with subtitle), with the music performed live by a symphony orchestra in sync with the movie.
It was indeed a magical experience to watch the original Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ with the musical score performed live by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gerard Salonga.
Ready for a respite from the bustling Alona Beach? Look no further. Located atop a limestone cliff, Amorita Resort Bohol is undeniably one of the best eco-friendly and luxurious resorts in the Philippines. This perfect cliffside hideaway boasts a sweeping unobstructed view of Alona Beach, best enjoyed from its infinity pool and five-hectare property that overlooks the whole stretch. A bonus: there’s a hidden private beach accessible only to Amorita guests.
“Amorita” translates to little darling in Spanish. Our sweet and intimate stay at the resort undoubtedly lived up to this namesake.
Here are 5 reasons why you should stay at Amorita…
We all know how everyone loves online shopping, but don’t you just wish you could buy and even try on pieces from your favorite online brands in one place?
Paragon by The Penthouse is the store’s newest and most innovative multi-brand concept that is home to various online homegrown brands. The 426-sq. meter space is an exciting playground for those who love to Instagram, shop and dine.
Here’s a peek inside their latest store at SM Mall of Asia…
AirAsia launches a burger that can help save lives. The InspiRED Burger features a mouthwatering chicken patty infused with fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass, topped with zesty green chili mayonnaise, shredded purple cabbage and tomato on a red beetroot bun. It’s the best burger I’ve eaten while up in the air!
The InspiRED burger was a creation of New York-based chef ambassador Hong Thaimee who wanted to combine the best of both worlds with Thai flavors in an all-American classic. The result? An east-meets-west burger that delivers a satisfying spicy punch!
For every inspiRED burger, 10% of the purchase price goes to a fund to support the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Besides the burger, you’ll also love the award-winning Santan inflight menu. Here’s a look at what else we loved…
I found myself on American soil, enjoying the very best that the island life has to offer, and it only took me a 3-hour flight from Manila.
That’s faster than learning how to say “Hafa Adai,” which means “Hello” in Chamorro, the native language of Guam, by the way.
So, what’s there to do in Guam?
To begin with, Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia in Western Pacific or on the eastern side of the Philippines. It is famous for its tropical beaches, age-old customs and, of course, tax-free discounted goods from the States.
But aside from shopping, many religious Filipinos also frequent the island to learn more about its rich Catholic history, but more specifically, St. Pedro Calungsod.
It’s less than six (6) months before Yugi’s passport expires this year. I’ve been putting this off due to my hectic schedule but, at last, I was forced to push through with it due to an unexpected trip soon.
Good thing, Yugi is still a minor so I do not need to make an appointment with the DFA. What does “minor” mean when it comes to passport renewal? A minor is one who is 7 years of age and below. This means that I can go to the DFA anytime and do not need to book ahead. I just crossed my fingers that the Courtesy Lane would have a short line.
Apparently, each Consular Office (CO) may set a cut-off time or may limit the number of applicants to be served in the Courtesy Lane, depending on the capacity of the CO to ensure the safety and convenience of the public.
FYI: Who may avail of the Courtesy Lane? Seniors who are 60 years of age and above; PWD’s with proof of disability; minors aged 7 years and below with a parent; OFW’s with proof of status; pregnant women.
Tucked away in the heart of Makati’s Central Business District, The Alpha Suites is possibly one of the most overlooked if not the best luxury serviced apartment in the city.
Offering a wide range of stylish, well-equipped suites that are more spacious and up-to-date than those of other neighboring luxury hotels, The Alpha Suites is not your typical staycation hotel in the block as it offers unbeatable value for such well thought out and designed interiors that millennials would surely enjoy.
When we travel with the family, we use it as a learning experience for the kids to get to know more about the heritage and culture of the place through its food, unique attractions, and fun activities for the kids.
We visited Taiwan with the family last 2013 with our friend Meg Koh back when we only had our 3 boys Aidan, Joshua, and Raphael.
Now, we are planning to go back to Taipei with Yugi for a fun 5-day family trip. This time around, we’re DIY-ing our itinerary using Agoda travel guides.
Why not treat your special mom to a sweet escape in our very own city!
It’s not a secret that I’ve been traveling a lot lately, and most of the time, I’d leave my suite and be out sightseeing. The best part about staycations is that you get to take advantage of all the hotel amenities. Since you’re in your city, the focus is all about that much-needed R & R.
When you think about Sofitel Manila, the first thing that probably comes to mind is its famous Spiral Restaurant buffet—one of Manila’s best buffet spreads! But what you’re missing is spending a relaxing staycation in a tropical oasis with the iconic lagoon-shaped swimming pool, majestic Manila Bay sunset, luxurious pampering and a full line-up of gastronomic feasts.
I was thrilled to indulge in some relaxation with the girls! What better way to unwind than a quick vacation minus the hustle of traveling. Here’s a sample itinerary of our weekend at Sofitel Manila…
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard
1300 Pasay City, Philippines Tel: (02) 573 5555 Email: [email protected] Facebook:@SofitelManila
Calling all foodie brides! Use your wedding day splurge to hire Manila’s Top Chefs to create your own personal menu!
Our Awesome Planet and TheBlue Leaf proudly presented Who’s Cooking? A Chef x Caterer Collaboration last July 27 at The Blue Leaf Filipinas. Whether you are getting married, celebrating a milestone occasion or organizing a Christmas party for your company come 2020 and beyond, this was a must-go event, a never-before-attempted collaboration between The Blue Leaf partner caterers and Manila’s most sought-after chefs. The result was a creative marriage of traditional catering techniques and topnotch culinary innovation. Yup, it is now possible to have your favorite chef cater your big banquet with 500 persons and up!
Caterer and chef were partnered together: they took an idea-filled creative journey then jointly produced a mouth-watering menu to be exclusively offered to The Blue Leaf clients.
If you’ve been to the previous Big Banquet event of OAP X The Blue Leaf, I bet you’ll remember how great the food was. Now imagine those same caterers collaborating with Manila’s Top Chefs. Surely, it was one epic meal you won’t forget! Here’s a look at the whole new level of collaboration menu between 11 chefs x 11 caterers…
Chefs X Caterers Collaboration 5-Course Dinner
The Blue Leaf Filipinas (beside City of Dreams)
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August 3, 2019
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