Japan

Nabano No Sato: Flower Park and Winter Illumination Guide!

Japan has one of the most dazzling light displays, transforming their garden and cities into dazzling dreamlands adorned with thousands of colorful lights and  larger-than-life cosmic illuminations.

But did you know that a place near the city of Nagoya holds the biggest illumination display in all of Japan?

Nabano No Sato is a botanical garden plus theme park located in the Mie Prefecture. People from all over the world flock to this garden to witness the variety of vegetation and the fields of gorgeous flowers! But what everybody’s excited about is when, come nighttime, the 8 million LED bulbs light up and transform the gardens into a twinkling wonderland complete with magical light tunnels and animated light shows.

Nabano No Sato
駒江漆畑-270 長島町 Kuwana, Mie 511-1144, Japan
Opening hours: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Website: www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp

Cherry Blossom Kansai Series:

• Kansai, Japan Itinerary! Exploring Osaka, Nara & Mie using the Kintetsu Railway Pass!
• Visit The Best Cherry Blossom Spot in Japan! (Mt. Yoshino & Nara Park Itinerary)
• Nabano No Sato: Flower Park and Winter Illumination Guide!

Watch Cherry Blossoms in Japan: Sakura Season in Kansai (Vlog)

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#Restaurants

Epicurean Thai: Chef Ja of Benjarong x Chef Noom of Chim by Siam Wisdom x Gran Monte Wine Dinner

This Thai wine dinner last May 3 at Benjarong, Dusit Thani Manila was quite impressive.

Dubbed as “Epicurean: A Thai Gastronomic Journey,” it featured Thanintorn Chantharawan “Chef Noom” of Michelin-starred restaurant Chim by Siam Wisdom; Visootha Lohitnavy “Nikki,” oenologist and winemaker of GranMonte; and Watcharapon Yongbanthom “Chef Ja,” Benjarong Manila’s Thai Chef de Cusine.

We enjoyed the dinner so much. Plus, it gave us a new appreciation of fine Thai cuisine in Manila.

Here’s a photo essay of the gastronomic Thai dinner at Benjarong…

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#Philippines

Announcing… Digital Masterclass by Anton Diaz (Batch 2 – Now Open!)

Digital Marketing Masterclass

Target Audience: Professionals, Business Owners,  Marketers even with zero experience in digital marketing.
Schedule: Saturdays 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and Workshops 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at SMX Aura, Meeting Room #1

This masterclass teaches the fundamental insights on marketing as digital storytelling and how to tell your stories on different platforms using SEO, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. It’s better if you have zero knowledge of digital marketing so that you can absorb the mindset quickly than someone who has to unlearn first, before understanding how to market online in 2019 and beyond. You’ll learn from me, Our Awesome Planet Team, and our digital expert friends who are committed to making you successful in the digital space.


29 June 2019, Saturday
Digital Story Telling & Marketing Techniques
How to market and tell your stories online effectively and profitably?

Early Early Bird Rate:

Masterclass: ₱6,500/person ₱4,500/person
+ Workshop: ₱8,500/person ₱6,500/person

Sign Up here: Digital Marketing Enrollment Form

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#Philippines

SHAKE SHACK Philippines: Menu, Prices and PH Exclusive Items!

Shake Shack Ph will open on May 10!

Here are the prices, menu, and exclusive items at the first Philippine Shake Shack located in Central Square BGC!

Not only are we excited with the food, the reasonable price points, but also the Philippine exclusive items! From Ube Shakes, Calamansi Limoneade and of course the yummy ube and calamansi pie concretes!

Shake Shack founded by Danny Meyer has been around since opening in 2004 in New York City and probably is best known for the cult following of its burgers and frozen custard shakes. It’s slow fast-food, so expect big flavors, and a pretty pricey bill not like your usual Mc Donald’s order. That’s mainly because they serve quality 100% Angus beef burgers.

Check out our top favorites…

SHAKE SHACK PH
Central Square, Taguig, Metro Manila
Facebook: shakeshackph

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#Hotels, Staycation

DISCOVERY PRIMEA Experience: Guide to Lovin’ Every Minute of it!

This is the best Filipino 5-Star Hotel experience in Manila because of the signature Filipino service, the best hotel-concept restaurants and the most awesome weekend experience with the family.

Here is our guide on how to love every minute of your Discovery Primea experience.

DISCOVERY PRIMEA HOTEL
6749 Ayala Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati City
Telephone: +63 2 955 8888
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Discovery Primea
Twitter: @DiscoveryPrimea
Instagram: @discoveryprimea
Websitehttps://www.discoveryprimea.com/

Discovery Primea Series

DISCOVERY PRIMEA Experience: Guide to Lovin’ Every Minute of it!
FLAME Restaurant: The Best of Modern Asian Dining
TAPENADE: The Best of TAPENADE Restaurant
GILARMI: One of the Best Hotel Lounges in Manila

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#Philippines

Fly to Bangkok with the Love Bus A350! @flypal

Forty years ago, Philippine Airlines unveiled its most innovative plane at that time, the Airbus A300B4 proudly bearing the Love Bus “kiss mark” logo.

So fittingly, during PAL’s 5th anniversary, it is yet again another exciting time to fly with the revival of the Love Bus—the same iconic logo placed on their 5th ultra-modern A350 Airbus!

But what makes the A350 so special? The next-generation A350 incorporates a range of technological touchstones that improve both passenger experience and aircraft operations aboard long-haul routes. It is installed with more quiet Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, the most fuel-efficient engines in service today. With its extra wide body, personal tv screen, free inflight wifi and heartfelt Pinoy hospitality, you’ll definitely fall in love with flying over and over again.

Airbus A350s currently offer business, premium economy and economy seats. Here’s my experience on the A350…

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#Restaurants

The Best of TAPENADE Restaurant @DiscoveryPrimea

Tapenade is one of our favorite restaurants in the metro for all-day dining and meetings with friends or business associates because of the salad bar and the Mediterranean take on the food. You can eat healthily and not be bloated after the meal. What’s more, each dish is something different from what’s usual in Manila.

Here’s what we like in the latest menu of Tapenade at Discovery Primea.

 

TAPENADE
Ground Floor, Discovery Primea Hotel
6749 Ayala Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati City
Operating Hours: All Day Dining 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Telephone: +63 2 955 8888
Mobile: +63 917 679 4567
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Discovery Primea
Twitter: @DiscoveryPrimea
Instagram: @discoveryprimea
Websitehttps://www.discoveryprimea.com/tapenade/

Discovery Primea Series

DISCOVERY PRIMEA Experience: Guide to Lovin’ Every Minute of it!
FLAME Restaurant: The Best of Modern Asian Dining
TAPENADE: The Best of TAPENADE Restaurant
GILARMI: One of the Best Hotel Lounges in Manila

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#Restaurants

FLAME Restaurant: The Best of Modern Asian Dining in Manila @DiscoveryPrimea

FLAME Restaurant is Primea’s fine casual restaurant, by Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco, which now focuses on Modern Asian cuisine that is “all at once playful and sophisticated.”

This is one of the best places to dine in Makati, with a 16th floor vantage point of the metro and food that is always on point and relevant.

Here’s what we loved at FLAME Restaurant when we dined with the family:

 

FLAME RESTAURANT
16th Floor, Discovery Primea Hotel
6749 Ayala Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati City
Operating Hours: Mondays to Saturdays from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Telephone: +63 2 955 8888 / +63 2 988 2988 /
Mobile: +63 917 679 4567
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Discovery Primea
Twitter: @DiscoveryPrimea
Instagram: @discoveryprimea
Websitehttps://www.discoveryprimea.com/flame-restaurant/

Discovery Primea Series

DISCOVERY PRIMEA Experience: Guide to Lovin’ Every Minute of it!
FLAME Restaurant: The Best of Modern Asian Dining
TAPENADE: The Best of TAPENADE Restaurant
GILARMI: One of the Best Hotel Lounges in Manila

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Manila Life

Le Cordon Bleu Manila: Tuition and Location (I Want to Enroll!) @ateneodemanilau

Finally, the beloved culinary institution Le Cordon Bleu (the oldest culinary school founded in 1895) is now in Manila in partnership with Ateneo de Manila University (founded in 1859 by the Society of Jesus). The partnership synergizes the global expertise of Le Cordon Bleu in cuisine, gastronomy and hospitality with Ateneo’s core foundation in liberal arts, management and entrepreneurship education.

The 4-year undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Restaurant Management (B.S. RENT) program is now open for enrollment. When you graduate, you get an Ateneo B.S. RENT Diploma and, at the same time, a Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu. You have to budget ₱1.6M for the tuition fee for the 4-year course.

Here’s all you need to know about the Le Cordon Blue x Ateneo de Manila founding program.

 

Le Cordon Bleu Ateneo de Manila (LCBA)
G/F, George SK Ty Innovation Wing, Areté
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Bachelor of Science in Restaurant Entrepreneurship
Duration: 4 years with full intersessions
Language: English/Filipino
Intake: August
Units: 175 units, roughly 6-7 subjects per semester, with 2-3 subjects and practicum during the intersession
Admission Requirements: SHS STRAND: Accountancy and Business Management (recommended)

Contact the Office of Admission and Aid
Email: [email protected]
Website: ateneo.edu/admissions
Telephone: +632 426-6001 loc 5154-5155
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