Musicals

Dani Girl Manila answers “Why Cancer?” and “What is Hope?”

Dani Girl is an enlightening tale of 9-year old Dani Lyons’ battle against cancer. At some point in our lives, we get a first-hand experience of cancer and how it affects our families.

The musical is about the child-like hope needed to battle against the dreaded Big C. I’ve always admired the work of non-profit organizations like Kythe here in Manila and how they are able to help kids with cancer.

Thanks to 9 Works Theatrical and Sandbox Collective for presenting Dani Girl, a relevant musical to raise awareness and empathy about Life with Cancer, again.

DANI GIRL by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond
a musical about hope
Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium
4th Floor, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., cor. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Saturdays and Sundays of August until September 1
Official Hashtag: #danigirlmanila
Instagram: Tag @thesandboxco

Buy your tickets now! https://www.ticketworld.com.ph/

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#Restaurants

Our Denny’s Menu Favorites in the Philippines

Denny’s is your neighborhood go-to-place if you just want to enjoy American comfort food—rain or shine, day or night.

I usually hang out at Denny’s Vista with Rache or with the boys because it’s always open—Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night—with good reliable food (plus free wifi and charging sockets).

Denny’s Philippines
9727 The Bistro Group, Kamagong Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City, 1203 Philippines
Telephone: +63(2) 836-7141
Facebook: Denny’s Philippines
Instagram: @dennysph
Websitehttps://www.dennys.ph/

Related Blog Post: DENNY’S: America’s Favorite 24/7 Diner Opens in Manila!

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#Philippines

TAIWAN ITINERARY 5 Days: Family Trip with Kids! (Travel Guide)

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.

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Ultimate Taste Test

Foodie Guide to Ultimate Taste Test 10th Year x The Choice Awards!

Greetings from Our Awesome Planet!

We are so excited for the UTT XVII, 10th Year Anniversary Edition x The Choice V Awarding Ceremonies.

OurAwesomePlanet.com, one of the pioneers of food and travel blogging in the Philippines, once again stages the biggest food tasting event in the country, Ultimate Taste Test 2019 on its 10th year!

This much-anticipated annual food trip enables food lovers to be food-critics-for-a-day by sampling mouth-watering unique flavors in Metro Manila from over 40+ home-based food businesses. For the 10th Year Edition, we are integrating The Choice Awards 2019 co-located at the event.

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now!

📅 August 31, 2019, Saturday
🕙 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 pm
📍SMX Convention Center Aura, SM Aura, Taguig

Ultimate Taste Test Fee₱800/head inclusive of…
✔️ Food Taste Portions from a minimum of 40+ Home-Based Food Vendors & New Food Discoveries
✔️ Attendance to The Choice 2019 Awarding Ceremonies co-located at the UTT2019 Event.
✔️ Food Critic Ballot for voting your favorite food discoveries.
✔️ A Taste of Agos festival of 20+ Filipino Spirits, Craft Beers and Coffee
✔️ Raffle Entry for exciting food and travel prizes!

✔️Family/ Barkada Promo:
Buy 5 Tickets get 1 Free (₱670/head)
Buy 10 Tickets get 2 free plus a reserved table

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now  @ www.UltimateTasteTest.com

 

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Staycation

Sofitel Hotel Manila Staycation with Mom! (Itinerary)

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

 

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#Restaurants, Food

THE PARTY KITCHEN: Guide to the Best Party Food Delivery in Manila!

The Party Kitchen (TPK for short) is a pioneering online restaurant concept in Manila that specializes in party celebration food with servicing kitchen located in Taguig, Pasig and Quezon City.

We celebrated my monthsary of working with the Animo DX Team at DLSU Taft with my favorite celebration food from The Party Kitchen.

The TPK menu is especially created by Executive Chef Regina “Ging” Carsi Cruz, who trained at the California Culinary Academy.  It’s not your ordinary take out food that you can get from a restaurant. The food is designed for celebrations at home or in the office and carefully planned to be transported.

Here is a guide on how best to order from TPK on your next party…

 

The Party Kitchen
Address: 2 San Rafael St. Brgy Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
Delivery Hubs in Taguig and Quezon City
Operating Hours: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm
Orders after 7pm will be processed the following day.
Telephone: +632 519-1111
Email[email protected]
Facebook: The Party Kitchen
Instagram: @thepartykitchenph
Websitehttps://thepartykitchen.ph/

Note:
• COD (Cash On Delivery)
• Major Credit Cards Accepted
• FREE Delivery for orders Php 3,000 up
• Delivery charges apply depending on proximity to servicing kitchen

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#Philippines

Who’s Cooking: Chef x Caterer Collaboration Signature Menu! @The_Blue_Leaf

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 The Blue 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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#Hotels, #Philippines, Family Escapades

Donatela Hotel Bohol: Aidan’s 14th Birthday Destination Celebration

We celebrated our son Aidan’s birthday in Donatela, one of the best resorts in Panglao Island, Bohol.

Donatela is a 7.5-hectare sprawling green resort integrated into a botanical garden with a cliff house view of Bohol Sea.

The blog started as a love letter to our would-be offsprings when our first son, Aidan, was born 14 years ago.

Here is a travel guide for those deciding to go on a destination birthday celebration in Bohol.

DONATELA HOTEL
Address: Km. 16 Hoyohoy Tawala, Panglao Bohol
Telephone: +63 38 510-8472
Mobile: +63 917 526-6001
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Donatela Hotel
Instagram@donatela.hotel
Websitehttps://www.donatelahotel.com/

Check out lowest Donatela Hotel rates and availability.

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Food

CRAYFISH PARTY 2019: Asia’s Biggest Viking Party! @SofitelManila

Transport back in time and feast like a Viking at the biggest Crayfish Party in Asia!

The Kräftskiva (Crayfish Party) is a traditional Swedish eating and drinking celebration, symbolizing the end of summer for Nordic countries, usually in August. The celebration is made complete with the serving of the sought-after delicacy, the Swedish crayfish. But what is crayfish? Crayfish, also known as freshwater lobster, is found in the Northern Hemisphere and is not native to Philippine waters, which explains why we’re not that familiar with it. Due to a plague that almost wiped out the crayfish population, a law has been made to prohibit the fishing of crayfish year-round except during the crayfish season that starts in August. This is the reason why the crayfish is rare and expensive.

Feast on bountiful servings of imported crayfish and Nordic spreads, drink free-flowing beer, dress in Viking costume and dance to the festive music with NordCham Philippines in partnership with Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on September 14, 2019 at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent. Here’s what to expect from this year’s event…Read more

#Philippines

General’s Lechon 5-Ways now in BGC!

Our favorite General’s Lechon finally opened their first retail store at the Uptown Food Hall, offering lechon in 5 different ways!

Ever since 2011, when we first tried it and it got featured in the Ultimate Taste Test, the quality has been consistent over the years. They have been hesitant to open a store for years, and it is only until recently that they finally opened a food hall outlet.

 

General’s Lechon
Uptown Food Hall, 4/F Uptown Mall,
Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig
Open daily 10.00am to 10.00pm

Related Blog Posts:
• General’s Lechon 5-Ways now in BGC! (2019)
• GENERAL’S LECHON: The Best Lechon in Manila! (UTT Rating: 3.79) (2013)
• General’s Lechon Private Kitchen Taste Test (2011)

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