#Philippines, #Travel, Boracay Island

Cha Cha’s Boracay: The Best Breakfast Buffet in Boracay?!

Cha Cha's

Cha Cha’s breakfast buffet will get you all excited! With an extensive spread, you’ll find not your everyday breakfast items like their signature ube champurrado, breakfast pizzas, waffles in ube sauce, a batchoy noodle station, and an egg station serving 65-degree soft boiled eggs along with eggs benedict.

They also have healthy breakfast options perfect to keep your body fit and beach ready with fresh fruits, house-made yogurt, hummus, and overnight oats to name a few. Or since it’s a vacation, why not cheat a little and make those breakfast endings sweeter with yummy donuts, cakes, and pies!

 

Cha Cha's

The best part is that Chef Kalel Chan of Raintree restaurants along with Chef Romy Aumentado and Chef Gilbert Ramos love to evolve and play, around with the menu by changing it six times a week, so there’s always something new to look forward to before starting the day.

CHA CHA’S beach cafe is located inside locally owned Coast Boutique Hotel along station 2 of the vibrant Boracay Island. Besides the awesome beachfront view, the menu and interiors compliment the tropical fun beach vibe.

Here’s what to expect in Cha Cha’s breakfast buffet…

 

CHA CHA’S BORACAY
Coast Hotel, Station 2 Beach Front, Brgy. Balabag,
Malay, Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines
Contact: +63 36 288.2634
Website: www.coastboracay.com
Facebook: RaintreeChaChas

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#Travel

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN: Guide to an Awesome USJ Experience!

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Brave the halls of Hogwarts and come face with the vile dementors of Azkaban at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, get lost in Minion Park and explore the world of Despicable Me through the eyes of the Minions, help Spiderman defeat his Rogue's Gallery as you swing from the New York skyline, or race through the Jurassic skies and take flight with a pterodactyl on the world's longest "flying" roller coaster. Some of the many adventures you can experience at Universal Studios Japan!  The award-winning Theme Park has around 30 attractions, rides, and shows at any given time and is one of Asia's top destinations for tourists.  

If you find yourself in Osaka, Japan and want to relive your childhood or see some of your favorite Hollywood characters come to life, Universal Studios Japan should definitely be on your to do list!  
 

One of four Universal Studios Theme Parks, Universal Studios Japan (USJ) hosts over 10 million guests per year and is ranked 5th amongst the top 25 theme parks in the world.  

USJ is divided into 10 areas each with its own themes and attractions and covers a land mass of 54 hectares (108 acres). 

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter opened its gates in 2014 and is USJ's strongest attraction, drawing in visitors from all over Asia who want to explore the magical world of wizards and witches.   

The parks newest and latest attraction, Minion Park, is themed after the successful Despicable Me series and has become another major attraction especially popular with locals and younger children.   

*Navigating USJ is easy, and in case you get lost, there are maps and legends scattered about the park.
 

Universal Studios Japan 
2 Chome-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka,
Osaka Prefecture 554-0031, Japan
Business Hours: 8:30 am – 9 pm daily (Times may vary depending on Holidays and/ weather)  
Telephone+81 570-200-606 / 06-6465-4005 
Tickets & Bookings: http://www.usj.co.jp/ticket/
Facebook: @universalstudiosjapan
Websitehttp://www.usj.co.jp/

 


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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City

DWNTOWN & HALSTED: Art Bar, Designer Cocktails and Comfort Food by Chef Marco Legasto!

Downtown-&-Halstead

DOWNTOWN & HALSTED is an art bar in Forbestown which recreates the revolutionary art and food scene of the famed Halsted street in Chicago known for its public art, galleries, restaurants, and bars that make up this favorite neighborhood hangout.

From Buffalo tenders to crispy pata, its menu offers international comfort food conceptualized by Chef Marco Legasto of Prime 101 and Abuelas. It incorporates made-from-scratch ingredients from freshly made pasta, bread, jams and dishes with no MSG or pre-mixes. While Singaporean based bartender Jason Gray fixed up designer cocktails using fresh pressed juice and premium spirits as their base.

Did I mention they sell the cheapest alcohol by the bottle in the area?

Here’s what to expect in Downtown & Halsted…

Downtown & Halsted
Forbes Park, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City
Mobile: +63977 787 2406
Email[email protected]
Facebook: downtownandhalsted

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Events, Manila Life

GREEN WANDERER: Are you a Sustainable Traveler?

(Official Press Release)

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On August 11 to 13, 2017 at Central Square, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines’ National Youth Council and the SSI Group, Inc. are holding the Green Wanderer Travel Fair, where traveling meets sustainability and awareness.

A project led by the National Youth Council of WWF-Philippines, Green Wanderer will be offering sustainable travel options—from products made by local artisans to ecotourism destinations with uniquely curated itineraries for the curious, green traveler.

 

 

On Sustainable Living

Environmental Pollution

As the Chairperson of WWF-Philippines National Youth Council, Alexa Cancio highlights the importance of sustainable living. 

Young people, having access to various information particularly through social media, are aware of the different social and environmental issues taking place all over the world. We believe that many of these issues can be addressed on the individual level by improving the way we live, which is why our council of eight members felt sustainable living would be the most appropriate message to push not just with young people, but with the Philippine society in general.

She adds, “Right now, there isn’t any common online platform to find all the sustainable travel options in the Philippines, which is why it is timely to organize a travel fair like Green Wanderer that will house various sustainable options for the people.

 

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#Restaurants

HELLO KITTY CAFE Opens in Manila! (What to Expect?) @hellokittycafe

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Hello Kitty Café is a newly opened Sanrio-inspired restaurant by the Sanrio Group Philippines with its flagship store located in Uptown Mall.

The Sanrio team created an all-around kawaii concept, with Hello Kitty established in every one of their items- from interiors down to the food. The restaurant’s motif is French-Mediterranean inspired, with a touch of extravagance fit for a princess. 

The menu is carefully curated, selected, and approved by the Sanrio group, along with the help of newcomer Chef Khamir Doble of Enderun.

Here's what to expect at Hello Kitty Café in Manila …

HELLO KITTY CAFE
Third Floor, Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Uptown Bonifacio
Telephone: +632 2469069 ext: 489
Operating Hours:  Monday – Sunday 11 AM to 10 PM
FacebookHello Kitty Cafe

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Events, Manila Life

Announcing… ZENTENNIALS: The Making of the Greatest Filipino Generation!

The Zentennials

Do you believe that the Filipinos specially our kid’s generation will rule the Digital Age era?

Our Awesome Planet (OAP), the country’s premier lifestyle blog, and Mommy Mundo (MM), the country’s most active parenting resource and community, have teamed up for ZENTENNIALS: The Making of the Greatest Filipino Generation!

The very first conference of its kind, ZENTENNIALS: The Making of the Greatest Filipino Generation will gather the country’s top experts, advocates, and influencers from the digital, academe, business, and parenting spheres. More than gaining a deeper understanding of Generation Z, ZENTENNIALS hopes to school Zentennials and their parents with the proper knowledge and skills to become successful content producers.

The vision of ZENTENNIALS is to transform the Philippines into the social media capital of the world in terms of content production, bringing the Filipinos’ creativity and ingenuity into the global arena.

We want to understand the new generation so we can, NURTURE, ENGAGE, and PROVIDE THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITIES for them to reach their fullest potential and possibly become the best Filipino generation. 

 

ZENTENNIALSThe Making of the Greatest Filipino Generation
Date: September 9, 2017, Saturday 
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Venue: SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Taguig
Websitehttp://zentennials.com/ 

Conference Ticket Price:
Single Rate: P1,500/ person
Couple Rate: P1,200/person
Group of 5 or More: P1,000/person

Buy your tickets Now (via EventBrite)! 

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#Travel

ROYAL CARIBBEAN: 8 Awesome Experiences onboard Voyager of the Seas! @RoyalCaribbean

It’s exciting hopping on a cruise for the first time and discovering what’s inside the gigantic vessel that floats across the sea is an adventure itself!

VOYAGER OF THE SEAS by ROYAL CARIBBEAN is a 15 decker cruise line that can fit up to 4,269 passengers that sails from Australia to the South Pacific shore. It features ten pools and whirlpools, ice-skating rinks, rock-climbing walls and a FlowRider surfing simulator, and several dining options that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

If you’re looking to swim in the Great Barrier Reefs of Australia, see the surreal landscapes of New Zealand or discover more of Asia this cruise line might fit you.

Here’s a photo essay of the top 8 highlights onboard Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas…

ARPAN AIR, INC.
International Representative – Philippines
Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises & Azamara Club Cruises
Telephone: +632 892 2701 to 03
Mobile: +63 955 213 3579
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Royal Caribbean Philippines
Website: www.royalcaribbean.com

Related Blog Post: CHOPS GRILLE vs GIOVANNI’S TABLE: Specialty Dining onboard Voyager of the Seas!

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CHOPS GRILLE vs GIOVANNI’S TABLE: Specialty Dining onboard Voyager of the Seas! @RoyalCaribbean

 

Voyager of the Seas offers two of their favorite specialty dining restaurants from the Royal Caribbean cruises CHOPS GRILLE the signature steakhouse and GIOVANNI’S TABLE offering family-style Italian dishes.

Guests can enjoy a more intimate dining away from the masses while indulging in higher-quality dishes with their excellent selection of signature dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and made from scratch Italian favorites like pasta, bread, and dessert!

 

Royal Caribbean: Voyager of the Seas

While Windjammer, Cafe Promenade, and Saphire are part of the cruise package, specialty restaurants include an additional fee of ($35) for Chop’s Grille and ($20) for Giovanni’s Table. Guest on the ship will find it enticing for its “all you can eat” menus and pampered dining experience.

Here’s what to expect at Chops Grille and Giovanni’s Table…

ARPAN AIR, INC.
International Representative – Philippines
Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises & Azamara Club Cruises
Contact: (632) 8922701 to 03
Mobile: +63955 213 3579
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Royal Caribbean Philippines
Website: www.royalcaribbean.com

Related Blog Post: ROYAL CARIBBEAN: 8 Awesome Experiences onboard Voyager of the Seas!

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#Philippines, Boracay Island

DOS MESTIZOS Boracay: Is this Spanish-Filipino Heritage Restaurant Still Good?

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Dos Mestizos is a family run restaurant that opened its doors nearly 13 years ago and was the brain child of Jose Carlos Remedios aka Binggoy. It started out as your typical mom and pop shop and over the years it has evolved into one of Boracay's best and well-known establishments.  

The secret to Dos Mestizos success is in the simplicity of its menu.  Basic, Rustic, and straight to the point, the culinary heritage of Mestizo cuisine is perfectly preserved in every dish.  

From Tapas to Paella, the menu incorporates fresh ingredients that are mostly sourced locally. Locals and foreigners visiting Boracay flock to Dos Mestizos for these very reasons.

(Mestizo is a term in the Philippines used to describe people of Spanish heritage.)   

DOS MESTIZOS
Station 2, Calle Remedios, Sitio Manggayad, Boracay Island,
Open Daily – 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
Telephone: +63 36 288 5786
Email: [email protected]
Reservations: 
Online Reservations
Facebook: Dos Mestizos Boracay
Website: http://dosmestizos.com/

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