October 31, 2019

Revisiting Old Manila and Ilustrado Restaurant

Being someone who’s a self-proclaimed old-world romanticist, I just love places that transports me back to olden times when and where life was simpler and places that stirs up my imagination because of the opulent history behind it. One of the places in the Philippines where I can get that fix is Intramuros. I’ve been here a couple of times and it always makes me feel nostalgic and proud of my heritage as a Filipino with a rich antiquity and background.

Last weekend, me and a couple of friends visited old Intramuros and some of the other museums nearby for the celebration of Museums and Galleries Month where the Intramuros Administration held an Open House where most of the museums are free. Yep no entrance fees! 

October 29, 2019

Amazing Tips For Game-Night That Everyone Can Enjoy

Game nights are fun, and there’s no doubt about it. Tasty food, lovely people, and lots of buzz in the stadium are just some of the things, every American would kill for. Whether you plan to host a game night at your place for your friends, or you wish to go out and join the stadium audience, it all melts down to the joy of watching the game.

The joy is further multiplied when your game nights are during the NBA seasons. Honestly, who doesn’t love basketball? Everything about the sport is so fascinating, from dunks to chase and dribbling tricks performed by the players.

October 28, 2019

Cara Mia’s 10th Anniversary Special: The New Gelato Sandwiches!

Cara Mia Cakes & Gelato was formally launched as a separate brand from Amici in May, 2009 with the first outlet opening in Greenhills. Using the same principles that Father Colombo used to create authentic Italian Gelato, Cara Mia has since expanded its line to many more exciting gelato flavors as well as other gelato-based products and delectable desserts to complement its mix.

Cara Mia was the first to introduce Gelato Cakes in the country. Gelato Cakes, which comprise various gelato flavors fused in with elements like wafers, pie crusts, nuts and toppings to form beautiful cakes are perfect for gift giving and special occasions.

October 27, 2019

Perfect Jewellery for Different Skin Tones and Face Shapes

Jewellery plays a big role when we are planning our outfits because it complements any look perfectly, and jade jewelry is perfect with lots of colors to choose from. This year, huge statement pieces are popular, items like long earrings or large chain necklaces. However, just because something is trendy, it doesn’t mean we can all pull it off. When it comes to jewellery, a lot depends on our skin tone and face shape, so not everyone should wear the same pieces because not all of us look equally good with them. To learn what jewellery is best for you, keep reading! 

Choosing the right metals and gemstone colours
When we are determining our skin tone, it's best to look at the skin in natural light. First, find a spot where the veins are easily seen. Here’s a tip – wrists are usually a great choice! Those with blue or purple veins have a cool skin tone. If veins are rather greenish, this is a warm skin tone. However, if veins appear blue in some areas and green in others, we are talking about a neutral skin tone.

October 26, 2019

Paluto by All Day Supermarket

I’ve never been in a supermarket where grocery shopping is something so enjoyable until visiting All Day Supermarket. This establishment is from the same brand that gave us All Home and The Coffee Project (IMO, the prettiest coffee shop in MNL). In Libis Quezon City, the huge lot which Shopwise used to occupy, now stands All Day, All Home and Coffee Project a one stop for all things you need for your home, kitchen and your caffeine fix!

I found myself here one Saturday to meet up with my friends. I’ve been at Coffee Project several times and have window shopped inside All Home but this was the first time that I went on the second floor where you can find AllDay Supermarket.

October 25, 2019

Mindful Mouthfuls: A Thousand Meals for Education

In Celebration of Fo Guang Shan Philippines’ 30th Anniversary, the foundation re-launches its flagship program on the promotion of environmental and spiritual wellness, the Go Green@Mabuhay with this year’s theme on Mindful Mouthfuls: A Thousand Meals for Education. The program aims to bring together a thousand people to practice mindfulness in eating while supporting Fo Guang Shan’s education endeavors for the Filipino youth. Meaningful education is essential for the holistic growth of an individual. 

To aid in building a healthy learning environment for the students, FGS is constructing an educational facility, the future home of Guang Ming College in Tagaytay. All proceeds from this event will go to the construction project. We can use this simple and daily activity of eating as a start towards a more mindful living. Carefully choosing what we eat is not only for healthy living but also for environmental protection. Through this event, we hope you will appreciate the taste of various vegetarian cuisines created by devotees and volunteers as well as from our vegetarian restaurant partners.

October 23, 2019

A Whole New Lasagna Experience with Pizza Hut’s New Viva Lasagna Pizza!

I’m not so sure where we Filipinos got our influence when it comes to being fond of pasta and pizza. Though these are originally Italian or Mediterranean dishes, I’m guessing it’s likely the Americans who introduced them to us. There are a couple of pizza places in the Philippine market that are of American origin and one of them is Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut was founded in June 1958 by two Wichita State University students, brothers Dan and Frank Carney, as a single location in Wichita, Kansas. Six months later they opened a second outlet and within a year they had six Pizza Hut restaurants. The brothers began franchising in 1959.

October 22, 2019

The Best Beach Vacations for 2020

As we draw closer to the end of another year and begin to embrace the cold, dark winter nights, you may already be itching for some sun and sand. And we don’t blame you! So now may well be the perfect time to start planning your dream beach vacation for 2020. When it comes to choosing a destination, you want to ensure that you’re getting the very best out of your experience, which is why we’ve listed some of the best beach vacation ideas below. 

If you’re dreaming of romantic sunsets, delicious food, and, of course, stunning beaches, then Maui is the tropical paradise for you. Known also as ‘The Valley Isle,’ Maui is the second-largest Hawaiian island, adored for its world-famous beaches, where you can experience the 4 S’s: swimming, surfing, snorkeling and sunbathing. Makena Beach is one of the island’s most popular beaches, due to its natural scenery and stunning views, and is split into two areas: Big Beach and Little Beach. 

October 20, 2019

How To Travel With A Baby

Traveling with a baby is indeed a much different experience than when there are only adults on board. However, although it is a bit challenging, a lot of parents would agree that it is much harder for them to travel without their baby than it is to get prepared and travel with their little one.  The truth is that there are many beautiful sides of having your baby by your side while you go visit your family or go on a vacation, together with the fact that your trip will in no case be boring. So, if you are planning to travel with your baby, and especially if this is going to be the first time that the little one is visiting a new destination, here are some useful tips to help you and your baby enjoy the trip.

Keep close to you a supply of wipes and diapers
It is quite understandable that you should bring a few spare diapers with you when traveling with a baby. The same applies to baby wipes, which can come in handy in multiple situations during your trip. However, the key is to keep these necessities close to you, so you can grab them at any time. The best is to keep them in a spacious tote bag or a large backpack that you can carry with you, no matter if you are traveling by car or a plane. This way, you can change the baby’s diaper in no time, as well as use the wipes to clean any spit-ups, sticky hands, or even to wipe any surfaces so that they are clean and safe for you and the baby to use.

October 18, 2019

Zomato Philippines Held the Biggest Restaurant Summit For Restaurant Owners in Metro Manila

Game-changing insights, mind-boggling questions, and heart-wrenching realities in the restaurant industry were all tackled last August 19 at the Future of Food 2019. Attended by more than 1000 restaurant owners, industry leaders, restaurant operators, and senior marketing professionals, the Future of Food is dubbed as the biggest restaurant summit for restaurant owners in Metro Manila yet. 

Zomato Philippines, the leading food app in the country, organized the Future of Food with the country’s most prestigious companies, Arla Foods and Globe myBusiness, in partnership with, McCormick Philippines, Century Pacific Food Inc. - Food Service, and Avida Land.

October 14, 2019

Buying A Generator? Here's What You Should Consider

The importance of generators in the households as well as industries have increased steadily over the past few years. Many leaders in manufacturing like Generac, Yamaha etc have described their sales to be increasing at a rapid pace, especially during periods where there is a warning of natural calamities.
Areas that have been affected by cyclones, bushfires, storms, etc. have faced severe complications in the absence of a reliable back up power supply. Hence people have become more cautious and avoid taking risks.

Reasons that Generators are a Must-buy these days 
Often, we come across the question- Why is a backup generator essential?  It is easy to understand if consumers are more concerned about assuring a constant flow of power supply by studying the market trends.

October 13, 2019

Artisan Ice Cream by Merry Moo

Don’t you find it puzzling that just when technology is advancing in such a fast pace, where in the world we live in we are always glued to our phones, where life gets chaotic, some just wants to take a step back and live in the past, the old school ways. But living less, simpler, how they did it in the old days, without all the hustle and bustle is more. Yes, it’s true that less is more, in that matter. But more of it, more of all the simpler ways incorporated into our lifestyle is better, and that’s a fact.

There are times that going old school can be bad and sometimes good. After all, we can’t have it both ways. But for this post let me talk about one of the good things of going back to simpler ways. Like when it comes to food, I don’t know if this is because the propagation of the hipster generation brought about by millennials, but somehow, most of us, if not all, went back to going vintage. There’s something about its simplicity and stylishness that we yearn. Nostalgia perhaps. With this, we saw the rise of everything artisan.

October 12, 2019

9 Surprising Facts on Vaping That You Might Not Be Aware Of

Most people are not aware of vaping. People are quick to judge and their minds immediately jump over to the cigarettes when they hear about smoke. But that is not true in the case of vaping. In fact, vaping is the best thing to turn to when one is trying to quit smoking. It is tobacco-free and is approved by many health specialists as one of the successful ways of quitting.

Vaping is an electronic cigarette or e-cigarette which is a handheld battery-powered device that produces smoke. Their cartridges are filled with liquids which comprise of different flavors, nicotine, and other chemicals. This liquid is then converted into vapor on heating which is then consumed by the person.

October 11, 2019

Dresslily.com Haul # 5 + Review

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas! While I’m writing this haul review it’s officially 75 days before Christmas day and as early as now you can already feel that the holiday season is fast approaching. In our street, households are slowly being decorated with festive ornaments and lights. Just a few days ago, a giant Christmas tree was put up in my office building’s lobby, and you know what? That made me all giddy because this is one of my favorite seasons besides summer.


Another reason for my high spirits is that as early as now, I am receiving so many things in the mail lately and I feel like these are holiday gifts, though they are mostly promotional items. Almost every few days I get a notification from a delivery man or one of my family members that something has arrived for and that really puts me in a festive mood. I wish I take shoot and write a review of everything in time for the holidays or before this year ends. But let start with the recent haul that I did with Dresslily.

October 10, 2019

Help Your Children Learn Good Values

As parents, we are often faced with the question of when to start teaching our children about values that they should imbibe in their lives. What is the correct age to start? A child’s brain is like a sponge. It will absorb everything that it senses. Children in their formative years look to their parents, observe the behavior that parents exhibit and try to copy them.

By the age of 5 children start seeing their parents as role models and also start differentiating between good and bad; and wrong and right. The best way to teach your children values is to set examples for them to follow. You need to spend quality time with your children if you want them to learn from you. Given below is a list of 5 important values that every child should learn and make a part of their lives.

October 9, 2019

% Arabica Coffee: See The World Through Coffee

Are you someone who can’t start his/her day without having a fix of caffeine? Well, I am just like that. I can’t start my day without having a cup of coffee, or two. I mean, please don’t talk to me until I have engulfed reasonable amounts of caffeine because my brain won’t function until then. Coffee is the fuel of my soul, it’s what’s keep running all throughout the night (I work night shift). And don’t you just love that the first smell you inhale after getting out of bed is the aroma of coffee? Moreover, the bitterness or sweetness (depends on the type of coffee that you drink) gives you that sudden kick that will catapult you getting your body moving and going.

For when times that I don’t have time to enjoy a cup of joe before I leave home for work or I ran out of stash of coffee (which both rarely happens), the moment I step at work, after clocking in, I hurriedly get my fix. Sounds funny, but seriously, I crave for it, it seems like I’m having a withdrawal if I don’t drink it after an hour or so after I wake up. It’s really like a drug, it’s addictive but not bad for you. But yeah too much of it can cause you hyperacidity and what-nots, but not as bad as real drugs that can make you go crazy and kill you.

October 8, 2019

What To Look For In A Hotel

Going on holiday is one of the most exciting parts of life and it is often what keeps us going through a stressful year. When it comes to planning a perfect holiday, one of the most important things to think about is the accommodation.

The hotel you choose to stay at when you head for a week of bliss is a huge decision and one that will impact your whole week, and this is why today we want to go through some of the biggest considerations you should make when searching for a hotel either online through Holiday Specials or in store at a travel agency.

October 7, 2019

Asian Taste Seafood Restaurant at Seascape Village

Asia, being the largest and most populous continent, has many great cuisines. But how do you decide which Asian nation produces the best cuisine? But taste will always be subjective right? Someone may love Taiwan’s stinky tofu while I had a hard time appreciating it even if I am a tofu lover. Some people may also not appreciate seafood where it is abundant in Oriental and South East Asia. I may be allergic to seafood, but I love eating them, whenever I have the chance; yet I know a couple of people who doesn’t like them any bit, even fish they hate.

What I love about oriental and SE Asian food is that it highly resembles the Filipino cuisine and greatly appeals to the Filipino palate, well after all, even in ancient times, even before the colonization and industrial from the West ever happened, the Philippines is already trading with its neighboring countries and cultures and that heavily included food and spices. If you’re going to ask me, my top Asian cuisines would be Japanese, Chinese and Filipino (of course!).

October 6, 2019

Vitamins & Nutrients for Healthy and Beautiful Skin

Unavoidable factors like age, the environment, and stress can cause the skin to become thinner and hence prone to wrinkling, broken capillaries, and brown spots. In addition, there are plenty of other factors that can throw off the balance of minerals and vitamins in our bodies that are essential for our skin's health. Unlike the former group of factors, the latter is something that can be easily addressed – below we’ve listed some of the top vitamins and minerals you need for healthy and young-looking skin as well as ways to incorporate them into your daily diet!

1. Vitamin D
Vitamin D plays an important role in fighting infections, and as a result, a deficiency in this vitamin is closely linked to acne. The so-called "sunshine vitamin" is both vital and fatal for your skin's health. Let's make this clear – enough sun (read: vitamin D) is good for your skin, but too much sun (read: harmful UV rays) can be detrimental for your skin's health. So maybe instead of sweating in the sun longer than you should, look for other natural sources of vitamin D in foods, such as mushrooms, fish, and eggs. Besides, it's super-easy to start your day with a delicious and skin-vitamin-rich breakfast, since most milk and breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamin D. Besides fortified products, you can consider taking vitamin D supplements to accelerate the process of healing and getting your skin to glow.

October 5, 2019

SNOE Beauty Inc.'s NEW Glam Jam Lip & Cheek Tints!

I love makeup and I couldn’t care less what people think about me wearing makeup or no make. If you prefer natural beauty, well that’s great, if you like someone who’s all dolled up, that’s great too. I won’t ever run a poll on what people prefer me to look, I enjoy makeup and most times I do in fact feel better about myself wearing them. I don’t put on makeup for anyone else but myself. 

During my first year in college I got easily acquainted with girls in my class who are kikay and they are the ones who introduced me to the world of makeup. As years go by, I started getting more interested in it and explored more on this area. I even attended some makeup workshops to learn more. Although I didn’t take it to the next level but did it for myself and do makeup of friends and families for events or special occasions.

October 4, 2019

5 Easy Steps to Take Care of Your Human Hair Wigs

Human hair wigs are a thing - and a damn good one as they have the tendency to lift your appearance since they look and feel real. Little wonder they can be quite expensive compared to synthetic hair.
Besides the cost of purchasing human hair wigs, they require some higher level of care if they are main their shine for long. You can buy an expensive wig and not take care of it right? Below are a few easy steps on how to care for your human hair wig. Read on!

Want to get a human hair wig? read this guide will get valuable information: How To Buy The Best Human Hair Lace Wigs 

Step 1: Remove tangles
Using your hands, check for tangles and dislodge such. You can decide to use a vent comb to gently remove any such tangle.

October 3, 2019

Go-Go Kitchen at Seascape Village

Asia, being the largest and most populous continent, has many great cuisines. But how do you decide which Asian nation produces the best cuisine? But taste will always be subjective right? Someone may love Taiwan’s stinky tofu while I had a hard time appreciating it even if I am a tofu lover. Some people may also not appreciate seafood where it is abundant in Oriental and South East Asia. I may be allergic to seafood, but I love eating them, whenever I have the chance; yet I know a couple of people who doesn’t like them any bit, even fish they hate.

What I love about oriental and SE Asian food is that it highly resembles the Filipino cuisine and greatly appeals to the Filipino palate, well after all, even in ancient times, even before the colonization and industrial from the West ever happened, the Philippines is already trading with its neighboring countries and cultures and that heavily included food and spices. If you’re going to ask me, my top Asian cuisines would be Japanese, Chinese and Filipino (of course!).

October 2, 2019

Top 4 Skincare Recommendations for Middle-Aged Women

Whereas age is usually a taboo topic for most aging women, when it comes to skincare, it shouldn't be. As women touch 40, their skin typically becomes more sensitive and drier, re-quiring more attention and care than it used to before. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can protect your skin from aging and various possible problems and diseases, and keep its natural beauty well into middle age as well. Take note of the tips we shared below and pro-vide your skin the care it needs and deserves.

1. Sun protection
Before we start with all the negative effects of tanning, let's make it clear that we don't blame you – everything looks better with a little extra color. However, as much as it seems impossi-ble to resist the lovely warmth on your skin and the thought of the golden tan, for the sake of our health and beauty, there are things to take into consideration before faking or baking your tan. We hate to break it to you, but the answer to the question of how much sun is enough is approximately 15 minutes a day! 

October 1, 2019

Buffalo Swing Cafe - Pasig City's Hidden Gem

I was born and raised in Pasig, a true blooded Batang Pasig. I love my hometown, I’ve lived somewhere for a couple of years due to work but being away from family was hard, so I decided to go live near them again. They say Pasig has the worst traffic jams at the moment, but I guess one just needs to get used to it, also that it won’t get better anytime soon. I don’t care, because nothing beats being “home”.

Another thing that I love about my hometown is that you can easily go to just anywhere around Metro Manila because like Mandaluyong it’s at the center (well, almost). Want nature? Travel a few hours to Rizal. Want some city life fix? Travel a few hours to BGC, Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan or Quezon City. Moreover, this city also never ceases to surprise me with its hidden gems, including gastronomic finds.

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