#Restaurants, #Travel

CHILI’s Favorites and Summer Flare with Ribs! (Revisited)


With the summer season rolling in, Chili’s follows suit with their new line of deliciously messy ribs that come with a Cherry Cola or Blueberry Chipotle Glaze, do-it-yourself “Skillet BBQ Sliders”, and their tasty triumvirate of chicken, salmon and pork ribs in the “Texas Trio”.

Aside from their new menu, we also got to try their bestselling items and famous Margaritas.

Level 2, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 747 – 2131
Facebook: Chili's Philippines
Instagram: @chilisphilippines

Here’s our review of Chili’s and their summer menu…

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SHENZHEN CITY: How a Fishing Village turned into a Top Economic Zone in China? (A Photo Essay)


Shenzhen is one of the major cities within the Guangdong Province. Only two hours away from Hong Kong, the city has established its presence as the most prominent Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Mainland China.

SEZ’s employ a free-market infrastructure that draws in foreign investors and domestic firms for their flexibility and reach. Incentives including lower tax rates and laxer government regulations have enticed tech giants, like Huawei, to China’s “Window to the World”.

Here is a small glimpse of Shenzhen from a traveler’s perspective…

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#Travel, China

CHENGDU: Guide to the Model City of Chengdu and its Sichuan Traditions!


China is undoubtedly one of the fastest-growing economic superpowers in the world. In modern cities like Chengdu, whose success is largely owed to Information Communication Technologies and effective urban planning, citizens take the time to appreciate the city’s rich culture in the midst of rapid growth.

Located in the Sichuan Basin, this city proudly boasts its uniquely spicy cuisine, historical sites, and “Panda Style” Culture.

Here are our experiences in one of the best model cities in China…

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#Restaurants, #Travel

VITALIS VILLAS: Guide to the Santorini-Inspired Villas in Ilocos Sur!

By Abigail Javellana

Vitalis Villas
Vitalis Villas is a beautiful Santorini-inspired resort managed by Artstream Hospitality Management Group Inc. It's Greek-style villas are perched on a mountain cliff, overlooking the beautiful sea and Santiago cove.

We love the resort because of it's romantic vibe, fine sand, cobalt blue waters, beautiful warm sunset, yummy food, and beachfront location.

Vitalis Villas
Sabangan, Santiago, Ilocos Sur
Facebook: VitalisVillas
Telephone: +63 2 3733333


Here's a photo essay series of our 3-day/2-night experience at Vitalis Villas…

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#Travel, Awesome Festivals

MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016

The first weekend of the Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival took place last March 4 to 6 on Mount Malasimbo, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.

A diverse selection of musicians from various corners of the world showcased their talents at the famous grass-terraced amphitheater, while visual artists used the rest of the mountain as their canvas.

Here’s the wrap-up of our experience at the first Malasimbo weekend…

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Festival Date: March 4-6 (Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival) and March 24-26 (Malasimbo Lights and Dance Festival)
Email: [email protected][email protected]
Facebook: Malasimbofestival
Instagram: @malasimbofestival

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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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#Travel, Pampanga

Awesome Guide: 15 Places to Try in Angeles City (Part 1- Filipino Cuisine)

Awesome Guide: 15 Places to Try in Angeles City: Filipino Cuisine (4) | Awesome Places (3)| International Cuisine (8)

Update 07/27/2016: PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)

Angeles City Culinary Capital PH

Angeles City, with its reputation famous for the red light district, you'd be surprised that Angeles City is far from that. Famed for being recognized as the "Culinary Capital of the Philippines", it's no wonder you'll find some of the best Filipino cuisines. The city once served as U.S. Military base that brought together many nationalities, bringing with them are a number of authentic international dishes.

Here's a 24-Hour guide to Angeles city complete with a food trip guide, heritage tours and fun adventurous activities everyone to enjoy…

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Wonderfruit Festival: Hippest Festival in Asia! @WonderfruitFest

By Abigail Javellana

Wonderfuit Festival 2015

Wonderfruit, is an international Music & Arts Festival set in Thailand’s backpacker heartland Siam Country Pattaya, is said to be one of the hippest festivals in Asia.

Although known to be a sin city, Pattaya is far from that with it’s long stretch white sand beach, lush hills, creeks, and well-manicured lawns are reminiscent of the world-famous Coachella.

We love the various workshops held every day, enriching ourselves with the arts, yoga, and health, it is definitely a perfect venue for an adventure filled with an exciting music line-up, yummy feasts, and nature activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

It zeroes in 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.

Here’s a short photo essay of Wonderfruit’s festivities last December 17-20, 2015…


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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DISNEYLAND HONGKONG 10: Awesome Guide to the Best #HappilyEverAfter Moments at Disneyland!

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DISNEYLAND HONG KONG is celebrating its 10th year anniversary with the theme "Happily Ever After"!  

A new Disney musical was launched entitled "Mickey and the Wondrous Book", with Gian Magdangal and Raki Vega singing the 10th-anniversary theme song "Happily Ever After". Watch the two sisters, Queen Elsa and Princess Anna in the "Frozen" Christmas tree lighting, plus experience Star Wars fever all around the park. 🙂

Here is a planning guide on what's new and what not to miss on your next visit to this happiest place in Asia

Lantau Island, Hong Kong
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Youtube Channel: Hong Kong Disneyland

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THE RUINS of Negros @TourismPHL

 Bacolod City: The Ruins

Visiting Bacolod City won't be complete without having a trip to The Ruins in Talisay City. Built by the Sugar Baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson in 1911 as a testament to his ill-fated love Maria Braga. The Hacienda has garnered the nickname the "Taj Mahal" of Negros.

We loved that it holds many interesting tales and facts within it's concrete walls. Here are some tips on how to maximize your trip to The Ruins…

Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Numbers: +63 34 476-4334, +63 917 832-6003
E-mail: r[email protected]
Facebook: TheRuins

Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Numbers: +63 92580-00401, +63 34-4764334
E-mail[email protected]
Instagram: @donmarianosgarden

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CALAGUAS: The Waling-Waling Eco Resort Experience…

THE CALAGUAS is one of the best kept secret beach destinations in the Philippines, located in Camarines Norte, Bicol. "Cal" means lime and "aguas" translates to water in Spanish.

It's now famous for Mahabang Buhangin's 1.27 km powdery white sand on Tinaga Island, the biggest island in the Calaguas. Some people describe it as the perfect beach and a throwback to Boracay 25 years ago.

I've been to the Calaguas in 2008, when the beach was still wild and undiscovered. Backpackers and beach lovers soon found out about the island and set up tents in campsites along the beach. In 2012, the first Waling-Waling Resort was built and continues to be the only eco-resort on the island.

Here's a photo essay of the Waling-Waling Eco Resort experience…

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