February 21, 2019

Authentic Chinese Cuisine has arrived in the Metro: Golden Bamboo Restaurant in Ayala Malls Circuit

Finally, after conquering Central and Northern Luzon, Golden Bamboo Restaurant has arrived in the Metro Manila last February 14, 2019.Opening on the Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year month, the restaurant was launched with its lively activities such as the Dragon Dance and with its irresistible promotions such as FREE Masachi on heart-shaped tin can, FREE Xiao Long Bao, Best Seller Deal for only P2019 and the Golden Treats Card! Oh, what a wonderful welcome to a new restaurant in town!




People in the city   will now experience the authentic and freshly handcrafted dim sum and Chinese dishes prepared by the Chinese Master Chef - Chef Zhang. Be captivated by the delicious and delectable dishes ranging from noodles, soup, vegetables, seafood, poultry, and red meat.

February 20, 2019

5 Reasons Why Should Travel More Often

Traveling is not just about visiting unfamiliar places and snapping Instagram pics – it’s so much more than that. To travel is to discover the true meaning of freedom and awe, to revel in the beauty of exotic natural wonders, to take in the unique culture of a faraway urban gem, and of course, discover the culinary delicacies that will tease and bewilder your taste buds.




From tasting unique coffee blends at street carts in Vietnam, to surfing the waves off the shores of Australia, all the way to the cultural wonderland that is central Europe, global travel should be your priority. Here are the five reasons why you should travel more often.

February 18, 2019

Go Bento BGC – Affordable Everyday Japanese Food

Next to Chinese restaurants, Japanese restaurants are also ever-present in major places in the country. Excluding our own Filipino food, Japanese cuisine is the top one on my list of international cuisines that I love and will love forever.  I’ve never met a Japanese food that I didn’t like. I can’t even remember a moment where I got disappointed, I mean, even the California maki from Family Mart makes me happy.




BGC is now considered one of the foodie destinations in the metro because of the numerous restaurants and food stalls that you’ll find in almost every street and every corner. But let’s be honest, BGC isn’t the place you would want to go for affordable eats. If you’re working or living in this area, and if you don’t earn a 6-digit monthly salary, eating out could be very expensive. If you’re on a budget you have fewer options like bringing your own food to work, eating at your office cafeteria or find the closest fast food.

February 17, 2019

How to Pass Time While Travelling for Long Hours

One of the most boring and tiring experiences in travelling long hours, especially if you’re not prepared. Sure, you can sometimes rely on cell service and use your phone to check your Instagram or Facebook accounts, but what happens when there is no internet access or when they ask you to pay a lot of money for WiFi service? Then you have to resort to some more traditional methods of killing time.




Colouring books
One of the ways to entertain yourself and other people travelling with you is to get a colouring book out and indulge in this relaxing and therapeutic activity while on the road. Don’t think that it’s only for kids! There are so many adult colouring books that are becoming increasingly popular that you’re bound to find one or two to your liking. Not only will you feel more relaxed, but you’ll also get a sense of accomplishment when you finish. Also, it’s a great opportunity to get creative for very little money and you don’t need any particular skills.

February 16, 2019

Hap Chan 107th Branch at Robinson’s Galleria with Unli Shabu-Shabu + Buffet

In the Philippines, there isn’t any trace of scarcity of where to get Chinese food; next to the local cuisine, it is one of the most prevalent cuisine there is. And we owe this to hundreds of years Chinese influence in our food and also our culture. A lot of Filipino dishes are highly impacted by Chinese flavors; a lot have been Filipinized as well like the pancit, kikiam etc. Although this may be the case, there is more Chinese food to explore that hasn’t reach the Filipino taste buds.




One of the well-known Chinese restaurants in the Philippines is Hap Chan; to date they have 107 stores across the nation wherein I was able to witness the grand opening of their 107th store at Robinson’s Galleria with my fellow foodies just last week. The ceremony was a mix of religious and Chinese traditional practices which included a Lion Dance that greatly entertained the attendees, especially myself LOL.

February 15, 2019

Cara Mia Cakes & Gelato's Sweetest Treat Ever: The Limited Edition Strawberry Shortcake!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you somebody asks you what are your top 3 favorite fruits? For me, my top 3 favorite fruits are mango, strawberry and watermelon. Anything with these fruits, I will definitely eat. Speaking of strawberries, I like everything strawberry flavored stuff. Strawberries remind of so many things; it reminds me of summer time, it reminds me of cute stuff and I sometimes associate it with something romantic.




So, I was so over the moon when I received something so sweet in the mail a few days ago. My lovely friends at Cara Mia sent over their Limited-Edition Strawberry Shortcake just in time for Valentine’s. Nothing could be more perfect than some sweet treats sent to your doorstep during Happy Hearts Day right?


February 14, 2019

The Golden Masquerade By Zomato Gold And Okada Manila

November last year, Zomato launched its biggest dining out program in Metro Manila - Zomato Gold. By partnering only with the top-rated restaurants on Zomato, the program has truly transformed the city’s dining experience. Now, Zomato Gold in Metro Manila has more than 50,000+ subscribers and 600+ restaurants partners. 



Zomato Gold’s aim is to elevate its member's dining experience; therefore, members get a chance to be invited to exclusive events called, Zomato Gold Experiences. To celebrate Zomato Gold’s success in Metro Manila, and as a part of the monthly Zomato Gold Experiences, a “Golden Masquerade,” will be held on February 18, 2019, at Okada Manila. This event is exclusive to Zomato Gold members only. The Golden Masquerade will feature a night full of dancing, drinking, and of course a lot of eating. 

Do you want to get invited to Zomato Gold Experiences too? Become a member! Not only do you get to be a part of these interesting events, but you also get to enjoy 1+1 on food and 2+2 on drinks at over 600 restaurant partners in Metro Manila anytime, any day. Welcome to the future of dining out.



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February 13, 2019

What’s New at LubD Hostel’s Essential Goodness For The Pilgrims

LubD Makati opens Essential Goodness, For The Pilgrims. Introducing the most exciting new rooftop bar & restaurant to Poblacion, Makati. LubD, South East Asia's leading travel experience hotel & hostel brand recently opened its 5th property in Makati, Philippines, last January 2018, further enhancing their global award-winning portfolio of properties in Thailand and Cambodia. The hotel has opened its rooftop restaurant & bar, Essential Goodness For The Pilgrims on the rooftop of LubD Makati, Makati Ave. Makati City.




Essential Goodness For The Pilgrims is a consultative collaboration with talented local chefs Nicco Santos and Quenee Villar of the renowned Hey Handsome & Your Local restaurants. One of Philippines' most renowned chefs, Chef Nicco, shared his own taste and business acumen not only to the locals but also to the expats and travelers alike.

Goto Monster: Not Your Ordinary Goto

We all have our own defaults when we think of comfort food. And for us Filipinos, I’m pretty much sure that one of them is congee or porridge. It would surely come up on our lists of top 10 comfort food especially when were under the weather or just want some pick-me-upper. It’s not a definite claim, but I believe a lot of people all over the world likes congee too, especially if when the Chinese influence have reached these far areas in the world.




Congee is a type of rice porridge or gruel popular in many Asian countries. When eaten as plain rice congee, it is most often served with side dishes. When additional ingredients such as meat, fish, and flavorings are added while preparing the congee, it is most often served as a meal on its own, especially for persons who are ill. Names for congee are as varied as the style of its preparation. Despite its many variations, it is usually a thick porridge of rice largely disintegrated after prolonged cooking in water.

February 10, 2019

How to Choose a Two-Way Radio for Outdoor Adventures

Going deep into the woods or taking a solo trek in the mountains offers a much needed respite to those looking to break away from everyday life. The mountains not only offer a refreshing retreat to campers, hikers, hunters, photographers and birdwatchers, they’re also relatively less crowded - the tough terrain keeps weekend picnickers away, preserving the sanctity of the place.




If you spend a lot of your leisure time in outdoor activities, you know how important it is to leave home with the right equipment. Preparation is the cornerstone of a successful outdoor experience, and planning for contingencies is a part of the deal.

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