June 24, 2019

A Guide on Nightlife in Siargao

Siargao is indeed a paradise for those who love nightlife. One of the most laidback and paradisiacal islands, the island is getting increasingly famous for its nightlife. Well known as a surfing hotspot and for the motorcycle adventures, Siargao distinguishes itself from other islands because of the adventurous nighttime activities. There is always something or the other going on here – parties, events, live music, deejays, and more. Take advantage of flights to Siargao promo and book yourself a flight to this haven for nightlife fun and thrills.

Discover Siargao’s nightlife and experiences here are indeed going to be a special part of your life forever. Do not miss the chance to know what it is like to dance and party in Siargao and all you need to do is confirm your booking on Philippines airlines online booking platform. You will love mixing with the locals and other travelers who fly here every day. The atmosphere is pretty relaxed here, and it seems as if everybody knows everybody here. Although you might come across the same people plus new visitors every night, the night is not the same.

Here are some of the best nightlife spots in Siargao:

Offshore Bar – What makes this spot a popular is the tight-knit expat community. Enjoy, soft-serve ice cream and cheap beer plus billiards. The excitement is even higher on the rugby and football nights. You will simply love the biggest burgers and cold beers in a super chilled atmosphere. Treat your taste buds to serve ice cream with sprinkles, frozen yogurt, and chocolate dip.

Jungle Disco – You must visit the disco on Tuesday and Friday nights as they are the most happening. Mix with the locals, the expats, and other travelers and let your hair down as you party until the wee hours on the dirt dance floor. The spot is situated deep in the jungle, and there are three options for you, Jungle Juice pitchers, Tanduay coca-cola and Red Horse Beer. Get ready for a crazy experience altogether in Siargao. 

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Pagoda - Pagoda is another favorite beachfront bar where one can enjoy those Full Moon Parties and other events. Dance to the music as you feel the cool breeze from the ocean at night on your skin. Monday Funday is the most exciting day for those who are the partying type.

Rum Bar- Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights are the most happening here in the Rum Bar. Being here means enjoying a memorable time in Siargao and Monday Madness is the right way to start your holiday. It is one of the most popular hangouts for dancing, socializing, and drinking. You feel completely relaxed and chilled because of those vibes you get from this place. And you will simply love their Japanese food and an impressive menu.

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Harana - Harana would make you feel like a guest at a friend’s house. The architecture of the resort and its interiors spell of warmth and inclusion. It is an ideal spot for those acoustic nights, and you can watch the local designers, food vendors, and artists gather here for a fun-filled night. You will be served high-quality cocktails and cold beverages, plus the best food on the island.

Kermit - The surf resort is well known for their happy hours and an exquisite food menu. Nothing could better than surfing the whole day and unwinding at night at this cozy bar with a drink in your hand and gazing at the sunset. The in-house restaurant and bar serves mouth-watering pizzas and fresh juices. Fridays are the happy hour until the bar closes. 

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June 23, 2019

Taco Tuesdays and Weekend Jam at Solaire Resort and Casino’s Waterside Latin Restaurant

One of Solaire Resort and Casino’s casual dining restaurant, Waterside Latin Inspired Cuisine is an ensemble of fine tastes. Waterside is the perfect backdrop for your get-together with family and friends. Indulge in the great food and its luxurious ambiance. Whether you fancy a light snack or a heavy meal, you can be assured of the finest quality Latin-inspired cuisine at Waterside. Waterside recently launched their newest offerings: TACO TUESDAYS and WEEKEND JAM.

Waterside’s Weekend Jam is where good food and good music mix. What better way to welcome the weekend than with inspired Latin fare, flowing cocktails, and live entertainment? Find your weekend rhythm at Waterside, where your unique dining experience is accompanied by relaxing music starting June 21, 2019.

June 22, 2019

Now in Manila: One Zo Is Your New Favorite Drink! Milk tea with Handmade Flavored Pearls!

With the proliferation of milk tea stores in the Philippines which MT spot will become your favorite? I love the ones that are value for money and offer legit and strong tea flavors rather than the ones that are sweet and milkier. I also look for those milk tea shops that has one of kind offerings. Just this week a new milk tea place just arrived in town! One Zo Milk Tea from Taiwan! So, you ask, what’s with this brand that will make you visit them. Well, read on.

The art of milk tea now comes with handmade flavored pearls! 
Just when you think you’ve tasted all the milk tea variants one can concoct, here comes a new player in the local scene to get you back into the craze. Flavored pearls, freshly made right in front of you. Now, this is definitely worth checking out.

June 19, 2019

Dark Coffee Specialty Coffee - SM North EDSA

In this time and age when coffee fuels the soul of almost every living person in the world, do you still know anyone who doesn’t drink coffee? For those you know who do, do you have an idea as to what type of coffee they prefer? I remember how my former S.O. would always joke around whenever I asked him how he likes his coffee. He would always respond: “I like my coffee dark, just like my soul.” He just thinks that he has that, but he is the opposite of a dark soul, he was nothing but a lovely creature. As for me, I love the bitter sweet kind, it’s not that my soul is bitter sweet, but my life is, I guess.

Anyhoo, speaking of dark and coffee, I discovered this café named Dark Specialty Coffee during one of the rare times that I found myself in SM North EDSA. You can find it in the main (and oldest) building of the SM North EDSA mall complex, near the cinemas and the walkway to the parking building. It is somehow interconnected with the store beside it which is Onesimus, (looks like this well-known brand that makes and retails barongs, suits and formal wear for men has also ventured in the food and beverage sector). Both of which are owned by the same company, yes.

June 18, 2019

Exploring the Magic of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Sydney’s eastern suburbs are one of the most amazing parts of this fabulous city. Situated between the pretty Rose Bay, offering stunning harbour views and Double Bay, famous for jewellery designers’ workshops, this location is bathed in sun from dawn to dusk. There is Rushcutters Bay, where you can hire a yacht or anchor your own and many great sporting events at Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium in Moore Park. And the list goes on… So, what makes this part of Sydney so popular?

Bondi beach
It wouldn’t be fair to start with any other part of the suburbs than the internationally renowned Bondi beach. This crescent-shaped stretch of white marble sand and rolling waves symbolize the relaxed beach culture of the city. Bondi is just 8km from the city centre, so it comes as no surprise that it’s one of the busiest suburbs of Sydney. Apart from the beach, you can find a lot of cafes and restaurants, as well as nice promenades where you can enjoy the sunshine and laid-back attitude to life.

June 13, 2019

Affojeans - Manila's Affogato

I love coffee and I couldn’t reiterate enough how much important it is to me. Clinically speaking, I don’t think caffeine still has any effects on me physiologically. I guess drinking several cups of coffee a day made me immune to caffeine that it doesn’t really work its magic on me now unlike before. Nowadays it’s more of a psychological effect. But I still couldn’t skip drinking at least 1 cup after I roll out of bed. Whatever it is my relationship with coffee, it still is the fuel of my soul.

I like my coffee bitter sweet, but I’m always up for trying other variants. I don’t know if you have heard of affogato? I’ve come across it in the past but I’m kind of confused as to where it falls. Is it a dessert? Is it coffee? Though restaurants and cafes in Italy categorize the affogato as a dessert, some restaurants and cafes outside Italy categorize it as a beverage.

June 12, 2019

Flattering Swimsuits for Every Body Type

A few days ago the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration declared that it is already the start of the rainy season in the Philippines. Usually summer ends in May in this part of the world but somehow this year it was extended until the mid of June. Even if it is technically the monsoon season, I still can’t feel it because up until this day, the weather is still super humid and hot. And I wish I’m not in the city but in a beach somewhere.

The good thing about living in a country lying on the tropical belt is that it’s basically three hundred sixty five days of summer here. It may rain but it doesn’t mean it is going to rain every day or for weeks during the rainy months. So even if the weather is a bit cloudy or gloomy, that is not a reason for people to enjoy the outdoors or go to swimming pool or the beach.

June 11, 2019

New Dishes from Tori Chizu - U.P. Town Center

Chizu is a Japanese word that means a thousand storks and the stork plays an interesting role in Japanese arts and culture. It can have a variety of meanings depending on how it was depicted in a story, a historical record, and more. In many East Asian countries, the stork is believed to represent prosperity and longevity. It is also a symbol of grace, wisdom, and luck. On the other hand, in Western cultures, stork is known to symbolize birth and new life and are sometimes included in fictional stories depicting that the stork brings in babies for expecting parents.

Another meaning of chizu is cheese. I am not sure if this meaning is a gairaigo or Japanese loan word from English (or a Japanized English word) but as far as my research went it kind of looks like it is. I am not sure why Scottland Incorporated decided to name one of their restaurants as such (the are also the ones behind Go Bento and Bon Chon) but based on the articles I’ve read Tori Chizu literally means “chiken” and “cheese”.

June 10, 2019

6 Tips to a Happy Wedding Day

For many, a wedding is an exceptionally joyous event, but several psychological factors come into play while approaching this significant life point. With the wedding requirements and practicalities fast piling up, it’s critical for you to focus on the larger picture, and hold certain values in your heart. Below are six tips that every couple should keep in mind, so they are well prepared for the wedding day.

Don’t Ignore Family Dynamics
Weddings are the perfect events for bringing people you love together for the celebration of love itself. Unfortunately, as relatives who haven’t seen each other in a while meet, it’s likely to ignite old family memories that aren’t always pleasant. This includes things like overprotective fathers, critical stepparents, or even jealous mothers.

June 9, 2019

Unli-Pasta and Homey Fusion Dishes at Chef Robert Greenhills

One fact that is true for all, is that food will always give emotional comfort. Studies show that the brain responds to happiness and stress relief by continuing to crave the same comfort foods. It may be emotional eating or you’re just craving for your favorite foods of your childhood; these nourishments provide some relief from negative moods or enhance a current elated feeling.

My comfort food are sinigang and caldereta. I always search for them whenever I’m feeling stressed as I believe these lessens some of my burdens or I just like to believe that they do. Sometimes, I crave for the same dishes for whenever I feel nostalgic or just feeling good overall, that I’m in the mood to cook or eat them. How about you? What comes to mind when you think of comfort food? Or where do you go to get them?

June 8, 2019

Dong Juan Marikina - Burgers, Pasta, Pizza and More

Cebu is known as the Queen City of the South not only because of its rich history, its many tourists spots, beautiful beaches and lovely people but also because it’s a culinary paradise as well. Some of Manila’s great restaurants have its origins in Cebu and I just visited one of them at Lamp Quarters in Marikina – Dong Juan.

I’m from the East but I’ve never been to Lamp Quarters until last weekend. Lamp Quarters is a beautiful food park except that it houses full blown restaurants rather than food stalls. Why haven’t I been here before? The moment I stepped on the compound all I can say is that “Ang ganda naman dito!” (It’s so pretty here!).

June 7, 2019

Delicious Eats and Quirky Finds at Q House Uptown Place Mall BGC

I know I have become somewhat a tita/auntie, not full blown though as I still don’t have a kikay kit with Katinko, essential oils or Salon pass. But I admit that I rarely go out now, unless I have to go to an event or meet up with friends for something important. Most of the time I tend to stay home on weekends, do household chores and errands or catch up with all the backlogs for my blog and social media, unlike before that you would me in a mall for hours on end. That's why if you ask me now if I know what a concept store is, I wouldn't know unless I look it up.

So what then is a concept store? Well based on my quick research, it is a place that sells carefully curated and unique selection of products pulled together from different brands that connect to a broadscale theme. Concept stores cover just about anything, heck, even food.

June 6, 2019

5 Reasons Why Traveling Can Make You a Better Person

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage and pushing the limits. Here are some of many reasons why traveling can make you a better person, and why you should do it often and a lot.

Traveling improves your social skills
Many people are shy and uncomfortable when meeting new people and they never want to stand out or be the center of attention. However, traveling helps you become more open, independent and talkative. It gives you a chance to constantly interact with new people in other languages, learn about their background and share your own stories as well. Not only will it make you more social, but your communication and language skills are likely to progress as well. The more conversations you have with different people, the more you will learn from each of them, and that’s priceless.

June 5, 2019

Unli Samgyupsal for 499 at Fantastic Chef - Taft

2018 saw the rise of the KBBQ and milk tea food trends in the Philippines and they are still spilling over to 2019. I’m already getting confused with all the Korean barbecue places sprouting around the metro. But could you believe that I’ve never eaten in a mainstream eat-all-you-can KBBQ restaurant until only a few weeks ago? Personally, I prefer KBBQ restaurants that offer premium meats. But of course, “unlimited” is word that lures anyone and so I have to give in.

So, when I did a staycation at Hotel Benilde and my friends wanted to meet up for lunch after. We all agreed to try this fairly new KBBQ brand Fantastic Chef. They happened to open another branch at Taft which is just a couple of blocks away from Hotel Benilde. From what I can remember this is their second branch aside from the one in Malate.

June 4, 2019

Beauty Tips and Secrets to Make Your Summer Great

Even though nobody can deny that there are plenty of beauty staples that you can safely use every season (we’re looking at you, red lip and cat-eye), there is always that little something that can be added to make you look truly flawless. Every summer we daydream about white sandy beaches and wild pool parties, but even though fun is right at your fingertips, you don’t want to forget about your beauty routine. We bring you a list of useful beauty tips you’ll fall in love with this summer:

Wear the right clothes
During summer, we all wish we could walk around wearing as little clothes as possible, but while this might be acceptable on a secluded beach or an exotic island, it’s highly inappropriate in the office. Still, if you think about people who live in extreme conditions, you’ll notice their love for flowy and light clothes. These pieces don’t necessarily have to be skimpy, but they are usually oversized and made of natural materials such as bamboo and cotton. Make sure that the clothes you wear allow you to move around freely but also that they allow your skin to breathe – you’ll sweat less and won’t have to worry about sweat stains on your shirts.

June 3, 2019

The Return of Popeyes in the Philippines

It has been almost a month since Game of Thrones aired its very last episode and until now I’m grieving that I will never get excited about Monday like I used to. Call it whatever you want but I am that invested in that show like I was with band of Brothers, and I will not be sorry for being so. What do I usually do when I’m stressed or sad or feeling under the weather? I eat.

I know it’s not the best way to deal with a loss (hahaha I’m serious about this) and I might be projecting a little bit but that’s my coping mechanism. Anyhow, that morning I can’t really eat properly even if we ordered heavy breakfast at the place where we watched GOT for the last episode of the final season. I was too engulfed with what I was seeing on the screen and was cradling mixed emotions because of how the show ended.

June 2, 2019

What’s New at High Street Café, Shangri-La Hotel the Fort BGC

When you deal with food which do you prefer, quantity over quality or vice versa?  When you want to eat like a high roller, your go-to should be hotel buffets as they give you both quality and quantity. It’s nice to treat yourself with something that will comfort your soul and your tummy at the same time. Plus, let me tell you his, you deserve it! And no, it’s not stress-eating, it’s self-reward and self care.

You'll find buffet greatest hits at High Street Café at Shangri-La The Fort. Whether you’re heading to a High Street Café buffet because it’s a great value, because you can try a wide variety of delicious foods from around the world, or just because it’s sort of a low-key must-do when in BGC, there’s something for every hungry guy and girl, at every time of the day.

June 1, 2019

Hodai: Japanese Korean Fusion Buffet Restaurant

It’s as if I have not been to several Korean and Japanese restaurants in the weeks that passed that I find myself at this new place in Examiner Street, West Triangle, Quezon City that is offering unlimited Japanese-Korean Fusion dishes: Hodai. The English phrase “All you can” in translated to Japanese as “hodai”. This is why Sam Chung named her and her brother’s newest venture as such.

From the same people behind Sodam Korean Buffet Restaurant, Hodai is a Japanese fusion restaurant that takes on a new concept of a modern buffet styled setting. Wherein it’s like a sit-down dinner, but food is served in a limitless way, until you are full to the brim.

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