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Kerygma Conference 2017: Are You 100% Committed?! (An Invitation)

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It’s the third quarter of the year and we’re nearing the end of 2017. You have to congratulate yourself for everything you have accomplished so far. How about some time to slow down a bit and give yourself a time to breathe and just see how far you have come for the year?

I know there are still a lot of things on your plate, but I also know that there are just so many things to be grateful for at the same time. Find a rewarding break to finish the year strong at the Kerygma Conference (KCON) 2017: COMMITTED on November 23 to 26, 2017.

 

I haven’t met anyone who regretted joining the KCON at the SMX Convention Center and SM Mall of Asia Arena. Attendees always say it’s life-changing.

Here’s what the event is all about:

 

Kerygma Conference (KCON) 2017: COMMITTED
SMX Convention Center and SM Mall of Asia Arena
Date: November 23 to 26, 2017.
Websitehttp://kerygmaconference.com/2017/

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Boracay

SUNNY SIDE CAFÉ BORACAY: Best All-Day Breakfast on the Island?!

Sunny Side Café is located along the white beach of Station 3 Boracay. Famous for their all-day breakfast menu, they specialize in comfort food and contemporary breakfast dishes that are never boring!

We love their concept of twisting classic breakfast favorites such as their Ube & Cereal Milk Pancakes, Bacon and Mango Grilled Cheese, and Sunny Side Café Champorado (made with Malagos Chocolate and topped with caramel ice cream, mango, and candied bacon).

They are the only restaurant on the island serving specialty coffee. The dishes are all made from scratch–from their bacon, chorizo, and soups, to their bread and pastries that are freshly-baked in-house, every day!

Here’s what to expect at Sunny Side Café…

 

SUNNY SIDE CAFÉ
Station 3 Beachfront, Boracay Sands Hotel
Mobile: +63 36 2882-874
Facebook:  thesunnysideboracay
Website: www.thesunnysideboracay.com

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#Philippines

LUMAGO DESIGNS: Literally, From Trash To Beautiful Jewelry!

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Lumago Designs is a sustainable, eco-friendly, social enterprise, that is dedicated to improving the livelihood of women from Candau-ay, a large Barangay located on the outskirts of Dumaguete City and home to a large scavenger community.     

Lumago Designs blossomed out of the Dumaguete City dumpsite shortly after Typhoon Sendong had devastated the community in 2011. Today, Lumago employs mothers from the Candau-ay community and trains them in the design and manufacturing of beautifully handcrafted jewelry that is locally-sourced with repurposed materials from the dumpsite.     
 

 

The pieces are artfully handcrafted by the women, and express the bold and colorful personalities of Negros Island. Combining their island roots with contemporary style, the accessories convey a fashion-forward feel, while simultaneously transporting you to a sun-drenched strand of sandy bliss, wherever you may be in the world!

 

LUMAGO DESIGNS
6251 Valencia, Brgy Candau-ay. Dumaguete City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Phone: 0+63 927 664 5072
Web: www.lumagodesigns.com 
Facebook: @lumagodesigns 

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#Philippines

OKTOBERFEST MANILA: German Club Oktoberfest @SofitelManila vs October Beer Festival @CityofDreamsPH

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If there’s one thing you should get pumped up for in October, it’s Oktoberfest! 

Oktoberfest is a traditional German festival that celebrates everyone’s favorite things–food, beer, singing, and dancing! It isn’t just a traditional beer fair, it’s actually one of the best celebrations of them all. 

The official celebration takes place in Munich, Bavaria, but so many other places try to copy this awesome festival, including Manila, Philippines! However, no matter where you celebrate, there are always a few things you can expect: mouthwatering food, lively people and music, and huge amounts of beer. 

This year, Oktoberfest came to two of the best hotels in the city. Sofitel held its 79th German Club Oktoberfest on Oct 7 and City of Dreams, Manila hosted their own version of the festival on Oct 12. Both were grand, fun, and with lots of merrymaking! 

Here’s a photo essay of Oktoberfest in Manila… 

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#Philippines, GAWAD KALINGA: #WalangIwanan

KESO BESO: Carabao Dream Cheese! @GKEnchantedFarm

Keso Beso by GK Enchanted Farms

Keso Beso is a social enterprise by GK Enchanted Farm that proudly produces Filipino farm fresh cream cheese from grass-fed carabaos that is naturally healthy and yummy!

Carabao milk contains higher calcium, protein and milk fat that makes Keso Beso’s cheese creamier and richer compared to cow’s and goat’s milk.

 

KESO BESO
GK Enchanted Farm, Pandi-Angat Rd, Angat, Bulacan
Mobile: +63 906 110-0643
Instagram: @kesobesoph

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#Philippines, #Travel

10 Awesome Things to Do Around Bacolod and Silay! @TourismPHL

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Going to Bacolod for Masskara? Make sure to drop by these nearby attractions!

Bacolod is the gateway of Negros Occidental. Known as the “City of Smiles” and the “Sugar Capital Philippines”, its a land blessed with wealth, charm in its people, and pride in its cuisine!

From historic sites and trekking adventures, to places to eat and white sand beaches, we’ve got you covered!

 

Bacolod Series in Our Awesome Planet:

• BACOLOD FOOD TRIP: Eat Like a Local in Bacolod!
 MASSKARA: Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod’s MassKara Festival!
• SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival?
• LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar!
• 10 Awesome Places to Visit Around Bacolod!
White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!
 BACOLOD PASALUBONG: What to Bring Back Home from Bacolod?

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#Philippines, #Travel, Bacolod

SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival? @TourismPHL

Craving for Silay delicacies? Find all of these–from piaya, inasal, and lumpia ubod, to pancit molo, batchoy, guapple pie, and pili squares–in one place!

Silay City is not just the land of wealthy hacienderos, it is also rich in history and heirloom recipes that have withstood the test of time and have become the present generation’s pride and legacy.

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KAON TA! Silay Food Festival is a two-day celebration held on every Cinco de Noviembre Indepence Day Celebration at Balay Negrense Museum, the heritage house constructed by sugar baron Don Victor Fernandez Gaston. This elegant structure also serves as an iconic heritage marker for the city.

The Festival will happen on November 4-5, 2017 and KAON TA! Restaurants from all over Silay will be putting up booths on the Balay Negrense grounds and serving their most popular dishes.

The best part is when you land at Bacolod-Silay Airport, you’re just minutes away from a gastronomic journey showcasing the best of Silay City.

Here’s our food guide to what to eat in Silay and the KAON TA! Festival…

 

Bacolod Series in Our Awesome Planet:

• BACOLOD FOOD TRIP: Eat Like a Local in Bacolod!
 MASSKARA: Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod’s MassKara Festival!
• SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival?
• LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar!
• 10 Awesome Places to Visit Around Bacolod!
White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!
 BACOLOD PASALUBONG: What to Bring Back Home from Bacolod?

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#Accommodations, #Philippines

Atmosphere Resort: Taking Sustainable Cooking to the Next Level in Dumaguete!

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Atmosphere Resort is a multi-award winning luxury resort nestled on the coast of Dauin near Dumaguete, Philippines.  

The first-class resort is known for its excellent location, excellent service, excellent staff, and most importantly, excellent food. 

They embrace sustainability as a business practice, which is evident in the way they run their kitchen. The food here is some of the best resort food we've had in the Philippines. 

If you ever find yourself in Dumaguete and are in need of a fantastic meal, we suggest paying Atmosphere Resorts a visit.   

 

Atmosphere Resorts & Spa Philippines
Maayong Tubig, Dauin, 6217 Negros Oriental. Philippines
Telephone: +63 35 400 6940 
Mobile: +63 917 700 2048. +63 998 960 2289
Email:  enquiries@atmosphereresorts.com
Web: atmosphereresorts.com
Facebook: @atmosphere.resorts
Instagram: atmosphereresorts 

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#Accommodations, #Philippines

LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar! @LakawonIsland

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What is the perfect paradise? For me, it’s an island with everything you need within arm’s reach. A place where you don’t have to travel far and sacrifice your comfort. A remote and beautiful destination with all the modern amenities that you’ll ever need.

Say hello to Lakawon Island Resort & Spa (also called Llacaon), a 13-hectare banana-shaped island off the coast of Cadiz in Negros Occidental.

It’s a world-class beach resort famous for its pristine white sand, crystal clear waters, and the famous TawHai–Asia’s largest floating bar.

 

LAKAWON ISLAND RESORTS & SPA
Lakawon, Cadiz Viejo, Negros Occidental
Website: www.lakawon.com.ph/
Facebook: @lakawonisland
Instagram: @lakawon
Email: reservations@lakawon.ph
Contact: +63 917 555 6979

 

Bacolod Series in Our Awesome Planet:

• BACOLOD FOOD TRIP: Eat Like a Local in Bacolod!
 MASSKARA: Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod’s MassKara Festival!
• SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival?
• LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar!
• 10 Awesome Places to Visit Around Bacolod!
White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!
 BACOLOD PASALUBONG: What to Bring Back Home from Bacolod?

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Iloilo

BREAKTHROUGH vs TATOY’S: Who is the Undisputed King of Seafood in Iloilo?

A trip to Iloilo wouldn’t be complete without sampling fresh seafood, creamy oysters, native lechon manok, pancit molo, and of course, the famed cholesterol-laden batchoy!

During our visit, we stopped by Breakthrough Restaurant and Tatoy’s Manokan & Seafoods–the kings of fresh seafood famous for their Ilonggo-style cooking!

Here’s what to expect at my two favorite seafood restaurants in Iloilo…

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