March 29, 2019

5 Ways to Enjoy Singapore on a Budget

Singapore is an island city-country renowned for its futuristic approach to modern living. The city’s tropical climate allows for an average temperature of just over 77°F (25°C), which is more than suitable for year-round visits. Singapore is also a well-established part of the global tech community which, not only brought better living standards, but also introduced the city to the rest of the world as well. Consequently, the rise in tourism made Singapore super affordable for travelers on a budget.

An abundance of cultural experiences
Even though Singapore is not a large country in comparison to its neighbors, it does boast a population of over 5.7 million, a diversity of cultures, and a mix of traditions you shouldn’t skip during your travels. Most of the cultural symbols that are scattered across Singapore are either free to visit, or require a scheduled tour – which is also free. And if you do end up paying for a visit, it won’t even put a dent in your travel budget. Just make sure you make your plans in advance; otherwise, you might miss out on exquisite cultural experiences.

March 27, 2019

5 Stellar Tips To Dress Your T-Shirt

T-shirts are incredibly versatile and stylish, we all know that! They are every man’s first choice. The secret to looking good in t-shirts is to always take care of the fitting.  Since most men use t-shirts roughly, the wear and tear of these garments are accelerated. There are ways to take care of your clothes especially t-shirts. In this article, we highlight a few key points on basic maintenance. Remember that there are 5 main factors you need to keep in mind – fit, fabric, color, style, and function. Let us delve deeper into each of these.

1.  Take care of the fitting
Women prefer men who wear a well-fitting t-shirt. It shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. A t-shirt that accentuates the ‘V’ shape of your torso is the right one for you. How do you check if the fitting is good? The seams of the t-shirt at the shoulders should align with the edges. If the seams are falling off your shoulders or too close to your neck, the t-shirt is too loose or tight. Next, let’s talk about the sleeves. The sleeves mustn’t be too long.

March 25, 2019

Everyday Is A National Breakfast Day at the Bistro of City Garden Hotel Makati

Breakfast has long been labeled as the most important meal of the day, and yet, most of us still miss our morning meals due to lack of awareness on the good benefits of a breakfast meal.  This March, Bistro at City Garden Hotel Makati aims to remind everyone of the benefits of having breakfast on your daily routine to fuel your body and give you the energy that you need.

Bistro at City Garden Hotel Makati wishes to invite you to try on the wide array of breakfast buffet this March to April 2019. Bring friends and your family and celebrate a day of a good hearty breakfast meal. A la carte menu is also available on top of the regular breakfast cycle that changes daily.

March 24, 2019

3 Ways To Care For Your Leather Sofa

A leather sofa can create a stunning impact on your living room and will leave your friends impressed. It looks gorgeous and is considered to be highly sought after because of its excellent detailing as well as the antique appearance. With time, the features and leather finish might not look as good as it did once. You need to keep it looking polished and clean for a long period of time. Here are some tips on cleaning and caring for your leather sofa.

Clean it
It is important to clean the sofa regularly. At least once in a day, you need to dampen a nonabrasive cloth in distilled water and wipe the sofa. This will remove the pesky dust, dirt, dog hair and will also rehydrate the entire leather finish. You can learn more on this page. Do not use tap water because it could damage leather. You should only use distilled water. Once a week, you need to clean the leather sofa entirely. A lot of dirt accumulates in the buttoned crevices and it could kill the vintage look of the leather.

March 23, 2019

Black Scoop Café - Maginhawa: Home of the White Rabbit and Yakult Soft Served Ice Cream

Establishments along the famous Maginhawa Street in Teachers Village QC have come and gone throughout the years. There are some that are still there and have established themselves well and then there are those that are up and coming. Maginhawa will always be known for food places that create a lot of buzz and rave. And there is no lack of creative ideas from food entrepreneurs that will stir people around Metro Manila to trek up north just to check if what's up and what's new at this well-known foodie destination.

One lazy Sunday afternoon I met up with my friends at UP for some Mang Larry's Isawan fix (which I'll blog about next). And then decided to get desserts at Maginhawa instead and meet with more friends. One of us saw Black Scoop Cafe's trending soft serve ice cream posts on Facebook and suggested that we tried that one out. We're all like, sure.

March 22, 2019

10 Ways To Look Fabulous (At 40 & Beyond)

Gone are the days when people used to have wrinkles on their face after 40 and were afraid of aging. Nowadays, people are aging in reverse. And if not in reverse, they know how to age gracefully. But aging gracefully is easier said than done. The key to slow down the aging is to take care of yourself inside out. As we age, we need to learn how to get comfortable in our skin and become more confident about ourselves.

People use anti-aging creams, supplements, medications etc which are provided by anti-aging industries to delay the process of aging. There are people who start using them at a young age. Let me tell you, aging doesn’t start with a wrinkle, you need to watch out for other symptoms too. During the course of aging, you may see some age spots, freckles and deep lines around the major folds of your skin.

March 21, 2019

Draft Gastropub Lunch Specials and Lenten Menu

Did you know that The Eagle in Clerkenwell, London, England is the the first pub to which the term "gastropub" was applied? A gastropub is a bar and restaurant that serves high-end beer and food items. The term originated coined in the 1990s, but similar pubs already existed during the 1980s. Traditionally, British pubs were drinking establishments and little emphasis was placed on the serving of food

The serving of food in these drinking places reinvigorated both pub culture and dining. The gastropub phenomenon took off in the United States in the early 1990s specially in Las Vegas. And not long after that it has reached the Philippines to cater to the growing number of British expats and other nationalities who have find work and home in the PH.

March 20, 2019

How to Travel with Your Baby

All young parents go through a phase of shock as they usually don’t consciously grasp their whole life is about to change with the baby on the way. Luckily, these realizations come in waves as your family faces challenges with time. From the simplest activities that make your everyday life such as shopping for groceries and going for a walk to celebrating special occasions and travelling. Everything is different when the baby comes. Of course, different doesn’t mean bad. This baby that complicates your life is also making you a million times happier as well. You can still travel and enjoy your trips, only in a slightly different way. Obviously, you want your baby to enjoy it, too, and we’re here to pinch in with some tips.

When to start?
The first few months of your baby’s life should be spent privately and without any major disruptions. It is the time when your baby needs constant attention and can’t even hold its own head. Plus, everything will still be so new to your baby that it would be better if you let it adjust for a while. However, after three months it’s already completely acceptable to take your baby on a trip. Of course, you will want to start slow and keep it low key in the beginning.

March 19, 2019

Ombu Kusina's New Summer Menu and Flavored Halo-Halo Line!

What is it to love about living in the tropics? Well, it's 365 days of summer! I don't think I will be able to say "the cold never bothered me anyway", because this girl right here, in her veins runs the warmest blood and of which summer is her favorite season ever, period. Summer time is a great time to relax with friends and family by soaking up the sun at a beach, doing outdoor activities or simply having great meals together.

My favorite season of the year is summer because of the warm weather and the endless fun. I really enjoy the warm weather because it’s the perfect atmosphere to do outdoor activities and go to the beach or a dip in the pool! During summer, you’re free to do whatever you want, not worrying about traffic jams and gloomy weather which happens during the rainy and cold season. We also get to wear the comfiest and lightest clothes we have in our closets which makes moving around so easy. 

March 18, 2019

5 Reasons Every Fashionista Should Visit Australia

The notion of Australian fashion was totally inexistent some 50 years ago. Not because Australians didn’t care about the way they dressed, but because of the fact that they adopted all the looks that were popular all around the world, most often the ones that were popular in Europe. However, some 20 years ago, things started to change and Australia got an individual identity. Now, slowly but steadily, it’s starting to become one of the biggest fashion countries in the world. You might be a fashionista and perhaps you’re visiting all the important fashion weeks all around the world. If this is the case, then you simply have to visit Australia next and get acquainted with their original fashion.
Australia’s fashion is becoming more popular.

The fashion of the Land Down Under is a big business at home. However, due to the technological advancements and the fact that everything is just a click away, Australian fashion became much more approachable in the last decade. This is exactly the reason why more and more people are looking to buy something from amateur and not so well-known Australian designers. Another reason for the sudden rise in interest in Aussie fashion is the fact that millennials really try to find new ways to be original and unique, and wearing clothes from Australian designers is a good way to make that happen.

March 17, 2019

Now Open! Hui Lau Shan – The Homecoming of a Pinoy Pride

Originally from Hong Kong, Hui Lau Shan has been making the world swoon over the sensational taste of its mango creations. That includes countries like China, Malaysia, South Korea, Macau, Taiwan, and Vietnam Canada as well as developed cities like Paris and Melbourne. What's makes its taste close to the Filipinos is that the brand has been using premium Philippines carabao mangoes to delight its customers worldwide.

Now through Fat Daddy's Group, Hui Lau Shan is bringing our pride back to the Philippines with its first store and many future branches to take over the country. "The grand launching of our first store is about celebrating the homecoming of our pride, the Philippine carabao mangoes. Plus, enjoying the taste of Hui Lau Shan mango treats is also a simple way of supporting our local agribusiness because the brand is expected to consume one ton of mangoes for 10 to 15 stores a week,” Freshnaida Versoza, President and CEO of Fat Daddy’s Group.

March 16, 2019

Philippines Most Beautiful Women

Source: Kami Philippine NewsThe Philippines is one of the countries with the most beautiful women in the world. This stark reality becomes more apparent with Filipino celebrities stealing not only local stardom but also international spotlight. Nevertheless, only a few charmed the hearts of the masses.

Minneapolis-based media company Gazette Review listed the top 10 most beautiful women in the Philippines. Here they are.

March 15, 2019

Latin American Flavors from Waterside at Solaire

As a then colony of Spain for many years as Mexico, the Philippine Islands have just as much Hispanic cultural influences as any other Latin American country. That is why there are so many similarities between the Philippines and Mexico and other Central and South American countries for that matter.

Aside from being conquered by the Spaniards, Filipinos are more than alike with Latin Americans through being religious because of being a predominantly Catholic. We are also known for our highest regards when it comes to valuing the concept of family and our love for gatherings/parties. Moreover, Filipinos very much esteem culture and tradition.

March 14, 2019

Philippines’ First Ever DRIP PARTY by Stem Cell Manila

It is always believed that beauty is correlated with health and in many ways, almost synonymous. We are inclined to see health as beautiful and attractive. People who are slim or fit are deemed more attractive to us.  This belief can sometimes be a superficial look at health because there are times that someone is fit but he may have cancer or heart problems because some diseases don’t have obvious manifestations like others.

It all boils down on how we take care of ourselves. If we don’t stop our bad habits and poor lifestyle no matter what products that we use or superficially put on our skin and body, it won’t help us at all. Cliché’ as it may sound, and you’ve probably heard this before but we all need to realize that the answer to real beauty, health and wellness lies within you. Outer beauty is generally a reflection of our inner health. And I’m not even being metaphoric here. I mean it should start on the cellular level.

March 13, 2019

Metro Manila Levels Up The Dining Scene With Zomato Gold Experiences

It was just November last year when the world’s fastest-growing dine-out program, Zomato Gold, launched in Metro Manila. Zomato Gold’s ambition is to elevate the city’s dining experience, hence only partnering with top-rated restaurants. The dine-out program has seen immense success in Metro Manila - with more than 60,000 subscribers and over 600 restaurant partners in less than four months of launch.

As a way to enhance and elevate dining in the city, members are invited to exclusive events called Zomato Gold Experiences. These invite-only events treat Gold members nothing short of VIPs and experience only the best of the top-rated restaurants.

March 12, 2019

How To Remove Skunks From Your Premises

Skunk removal is tricky. If your house has been infested by skunks, you could be in trouble. Maybe you could remove skunks yourself, but this is dangerous. Skunks are the most common carriers of rabies. If you have pets, keep them away, at all costs. Read on to know more.

Why are skunks dangerous
Skunks are dangerous because they are a hotbed for rabies. If you have pets, keep them away. Skunks can pass on rabies to your pets through their saliva. Since they are solitary creatures, even the slightest disturbance could send them into a frenzy. If they get startled they release a spray from glands on their butts that have sulfur and some other stinky substances. If you get sprayed by a skunk the smell won’t leave you for days.

March 11, 2019

Easy Methods You Can Follow To Avoid Bed Bugs

Life can become miserable when you have bed bugs at your home. No matter what you do, they do not seem to go out once they enter. It is one pest that is very difficult for you to eliminate. They can cause quite some problems if you ignore them.

Hence, you need to take good care of yourself when you are traveling to a new place. The bugs can live in the cracks, crevices, and also on the mattresses in a hotel, airport, and other common places.
You have to do certain things to prevent them from coming to your house. Not many people know of these things. Here are some guidelines that you may choose to follow to protect yourself from them and to stop them from breeding in your home.

March 10, 2019

Camp Curry Now Open At Ayala Malls Feliz!

Most people go on camping trips because they're tired of the city or looking for some adventure. Whether you enjoy biking, hunting or any other outdoor activity, I’ve heard that camping offers you a lot of benefits like focus completely on a hobby or do things that you like without external distractions or solely to meditate.

But if I’m going to be a hundred percent honest, the urban girl in me quite dislike camping especially that I don’t have some essential things readily available for me. I’ve slept inside a tent only two times my entire life and both were by the shore near the beach. And the second one was even glamping. I enjoyed both, but if I have a choice between that and a comfier option I would likely to choose the latter.

March 9, 2019

Enjoy Real Food For Every Mood With Max's Rice Bowls

Max's Restaurant started in 1945, thanks to a man named Maximo Gimenez who decided to open up his home and together with his niece, Ruby serve what many love and know today as Max's Fried Chicken. Over the years, Max's Restaurant's popularity grew and it became known as "the house that fried chicken built." The 2018 People's Choice Award winner for Favorite Classic Restaurant has strongly established itself a household name in the Philippines, an institution, and a proud Filipino tradition.

Max's Group, Inc. traces its heritage to the beginning of Max's Restaurant in 1945. Today, Max's Group is the largest operator in the Philippine casual dining segment. Its family of brands include Max's Restaurant, Pancake House, Yellow Cab Pizza, Krispy Kreme, Jamba Juice, Max's Corner Bakery, Teriyaki Boy, Dencio's, Sizzlin' Steak, Maple, Max's Kabisera, Meranti, and Le Coeur De France.

March 8, 2019

Starbucks Philippines TEA-volution Tea Tasting Seminar

Coffee and tea have both long been peddled for their physical, mental, emotional and social benefits. Both tea enthusiasts and coffee lovers will defend their drink of choice to the end since both drinks have their advantages (and disadvantages). There’s a fierce competition between the two drinks, it may be difficult to sort out what's true and what's just hype. Because of that it’s really hard to decide whether to be a tea person or a coffee person.

But then again, I can never say I am an expert of any of the two. I still have so much to learn about coffee and tea. It’s still like a budding love affair, you’re already head over heels with someone but you’re still getting to know that person. It sometimes led you to get disoriented and totally lost by its multi-faceted qualities. It’s really like getting acquainted with coffee or tea, you get utterly confused and disconcerted with the rows and rows of coffee beans and dried leaves.

March 7, 2019

Dresslily Summer Wishlist

Summer is almost here and you’re probably already really looking forward to that beach vacation you have booked. Now is the perfect time to plan what you’re going to wear but also how you’re going to look while you’re spending your vacation on the beach. Looking good, but most importantly feeling good will definitely help you enjoy your holiday to the fullest so make sure you take care of yourself even while you’re sipping cocktails on the beach. 

A beach vacation is the perfect time to experiment and have fun with different clothes so when it’s time to pack, be bold and creative. There are pretty much only two types of outfits that you need when on a vacation: beach outfit and night out in the town outfit. Planning what to wear for evenings is quite easy; just make sure you bring a couple of sexy dresses and a couple of cute tops that you can pair up with some flirty sandals. 

March 6, 2019

Taste the Flavours of the Sun at Cafe Mediterranean

And so, I have heard (or read from somewhere) that the Mediterranean is still one of the healthiest, happiest, cleanest, and nicest places to live on Earth, thanks to thousands of years of culture and history being handed down from generation to generation as regards to diet and a balanced lifestyle, not to mention exceptional climate and natural beauty of this region.

The Mediterranean remains one of the most pristine though heavily-populated areas in the world. It’s one reason the region got so popular with tourists in the first place. Filling your lungs with clean salty air, enjoying the cool breezes and letting the sun shine on your face are some of life’s simplest pleasures. I’m, still hopeful that I get to visit one day.

March 4, 2019

Filipino Breakfast Buffet Happening Every Sunday at Spice Cafe - City Garden Grand Hotel

According to John Gunther “All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” And true enough for many of us breakfast is widely accepted as the most important meal of the day as it fuels the activities that lies in the day ahead. Moreover, breakfast should nothing but put a smile on our faces whether be it a light meal or full-on heavy one. 

I believe no one does breakfast better than the Filipinos. Many other nationalities are surprised that we Filipinos eat rice 3 times a day and breakfast isn’t spared. I don’t know about you but whenever I have the chance to grab some breakfast before I head off to work, I’d rather eat a full meal with rice and viand than just eat oatmeal, or cereal or just bread. I think I can speak in general that Filipino tummies are wired to eat a complete meal during breakfast. 

March 3, 2019

Effective Tips To Expand Your Dental Practice

Managing a dental practice is not easy. As a professional, you might be excellent at providing the patients with superior oral health care but it is very easy to get caught up in the day to day operations that you sometimes forget an important element of a successful dental practice is an excellent patient experience. The way you manage your dental office will leave a lasting impression on the patients and it will have an impact on your retention rate. It is important that you remain organized to stay at the top of the practice. You need to take effective steps to expand the practice and to ensure that you attract new patients as well as retain the ones you already have.

Make it a unique experience
In order to remain at the top of the industry, you need to ensure that you identify and market the unique competitive advantages. No matter what you offer to your patients, you need to ensure that they are aware of it and it helps attract and retain high number of patients. Whether you offer an array of dental health services or have a specialty in certain areas, you will have to take a distinct perspective and attract patients. You need to carry out dental advertising campaigns and advertise through digital channels to highlight on what sets your practice apart. Build awareness of the practice and what you have to offer in order to promote the business in the region.

March 2, 2019

5 Best Ways To Relax After A Long Flight

Flying can be the most rewarding or the most stressful experience. Aside from potentially meeting new people, you’re also facing waiting in lines, sometimes-rude airport staff who hassle you for having some extra stuff on you.

But still, the best part of a long flight is when it’s over, and you’re at home, or a nice hotel room. For some people, getting relaxed is a no-brainer, but if you’re jet-lagged or simply can’t go to sleep straight away, here are some ideas on how to de-stress yourself after spending too much time on a crowded plane.

March 1, 2019

There's Something New at Oasis Garden Cafe - Solaire Resort & Casino

In the past, a café is usually a type of restaurant which usually serves coffee and snacks. Afterall, term café comes from the French word which means coffee. But nowadays, cafes closely resemble or actual restaurants, offering a range of meals, variety of drinks and sometimes also serving alcohol. Inside Solaire Resort and Casino you can find Oasis Garden Café and yes, it is more than just the hotel’s coffee shop.

Most people who have visited Solaire would tell you that the coffee and cakes at Oasis Garden Café are to die for (very true indeed) but you probably won’t hear them talking about the other offerings of this beautiful nook inside the massive concrete structure. But Oasis Garden Café isn’t just an ordinary hotel café that you’re familiar with.

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