One Night in Manila

I’m excited that my short contribution for Lara Day’s One Night in Manila article in Time Magazine was published already. Lara asked three people about their recommendation to people if they only have one night in Manila. I was interviewed together with Jake Macapagal, 40, theater and independent-film actor and JLizette Claudio, 26, head of artist and media relations, MTV Philippines. Check it out:

One Night in Manila by Lara Day

13 thoughts on “One Night in Manila

  1. wow. congrats sir anton. btw, your blog was shown yesterday in our lecture on web 2.0 as an example of a blog. galing! i was telling my fellow officers: hey! i know that blog! i’m an avid reader! hehehe..

  2. Hi Anton, I just noticed in the article that the walk in High Street starts from Recreational Outdoor Exchange down all the way to the Powerbooks Flagship store. Shouldn’t it be the Fully Booked Flagship store?

  3. wow, na-interview din si lizette — that girl opened up my eyes to the local music industry. she’s very passionate about it and has become a good friend from the rock ed meets.

  4. Yes, I read her article in Time magazine (Newsweek and Time Magazine are my preferred magazines:-) and I saw that she asked you about the best places in Manila.
    I was a bit surprised about the Powerbook – Fully Book mixed-up.
    Anyway, congrats!

  5. Love&Marriage
    A Benefit Dinner for Mr Alan Juanta
    A gastronomic experience merging
    Italian and French
    cuisines with flair
    made more special with classic Frank
    Sinatra tunes
    Dinner will be buffet-style to be
    prepared by
    Chefs Kalel Chan and Archie Juanta
    Sunday, 16 March 2008
    6:00 pm
    Lime 88 160 San Raphael St. ,
    Mandaluyong City
    Ticket Price: Php 1,500
    Contact Person: Chef Archie Juanta
    0916 7838878
    On 30 January 2008, Alan Juanta
    suffered a stroke at the right side of
    his brain during a seminar at Horizon
    Hotel in Boni Edsa. He was
    immediately rushed to the Polymedic
    Hospital in Mandaluyong and has stayed
    in the ICU for almost a month. He has
    undergone 2 major operations. His wife
    and children were unprepared for such
    a circumstance and have been struggling
    with the mounting hospital and
    medicine charges. As of 29 February,
    unpaid hospital bills have amounted to
    Php 504,000 while medicines and
    hospital services have reached to Php
    570,000 as of 1 March.
    Currently Tito Alan has been
    transferred to a private room and may
    be discharged after his operation this
    week. Though he still cannot talk due
    to a tube in his throat, he is
    conscious and can hear the people
    around him. His vision is still not
    back to normal. Although the clot in
    his right brain has been removed and
    the bleeding has stopped, doctors say
    that another clot has formed in his
    left brain. Fortunately this is
    nothing to worry about. Tito Alan’s
    family is also full of faith that he
    can walk again despite the
    discouraging news from the doctors
    that he may never do so.
    I have only known Tito Alan since last
    year. In that brief period of time, I
    have seen his zest for life that not
    even people younger than his years can
    claim they posses. Those who have
    frequented Lime 88 can testify to this
    as he would always try to converse
    animatedly with each guest every
    night. Tito Alan is also the family’s
    resident Music Man. His love for
    jazz, piano and Frank Sinatra music
    has made him very popular among
    friends and relatives.
    Tito Alan’s situation is not a unique
    one. This happens to millions of
    people around the world. It touches me
    in a different note since it has
    happened to someone close to me. It
    hurts to see someone so full of life
    lose mobility so suddenly.
    I have always believed that we all
    live in a world where we depend on
    each other for assistance when
    needed. We merely pay forward the
    blessings we receive and count on
    people to help us in our trying times.
    In order to raise money to help to pay
    for the expenses incurred over the
    past month, Tito Alan’s son Chef
    Archie Juanta and his bestfriend Chef
    Kalel Chan are organizing a benefit
    dinner to be held on Sunday, 16 March
    2008, 6.00 pm at Lime 88, 160 San
    Raphael Street, Mandaluyong City. The
    two very talented professional chefs
    will whip up a marriage of Italian and
    French cuisines served in a 12-dish
    buffet. A special blend of iced tea
    will be bottomless to accompany the
    meals. Tickets for the dinner are
    priced at Php1,500.
    If you can’t make it to the dinner but
    still want to help out in the spirit
    of brotherhood, tickets can be bought
    from Chef Archie Juanta (09167838876) or donations can be
    given directly to the Juanta family.
    -Claire Lee

  6. ….lime 88….is a great idea of a modern filipino cusine with a twist….now that i’m an adult unlike high school days….i do not have to eat walking in the street….all i need now is call everyone to meet me and drop by at any lime 88 future ‘branches’ nationwide{franchised}
    instead of listening & smelling noise-fumes of street jeepneys tricycles i can now sit in a nice state of the art social lounges while listening to any songs be it upbeat mellow o heartmelting{josh groban rey valera o regine’s etc.}in any future new-modernized lime 88 ‘ambiances’ franchisers concepts to choose from lime 88 ideas of making old fashioned filipino dishes into an STATE OF THE ART local cuisine with international flairs o twists to it….really a great job well done by the lime 88 innovators managements & to cheerful chef archie who seems to know what he is doing as ‘chef’ good luck….i hope lime 88 chef’s father recover soon i hope no more surprises or any further complications from his father’s hospital….coz it’s nice to have a father around for a son….small donations{few thousands}from us here in america will be handled-sent by my husband soon….i never had a chance to leave my house this week but as soon as my husband sat down with me i will be nice to him so he would gladly take me to the bank if he has no time doing it ofr me{sorry to say i cannot leave our house without him}…’s snowy again today so we miss part of asia that is warm but spare us from humid lol….good luck smiling caring creative talented philippines….

  7. ….hello chef archie & family….we sent our small caring just now….we are in western union branch right now so just pick up the five thousands we bought here thru your nearest western union dyan but you must show i.d. that you’re really archie juanta exactly that name-spelling too….we hope your father recover soon….we know how all your family are feeling….good luck….

  8. ….i heard that FIRST LOVE;A HEALTHY PLANET PARDISE high school groups from the 70’s will launch it’s first table mini ‘coffee book’ sometime this summer of 2008….the book is like a science fiction family saga in adventures love story-romance of a family divided by two different worlds….good luck to your most addictive highly powerful thought provoking family adventures with a romance-love story twists in it lol….i could’nt wait to collect them one at a time….the only book collections i will treasure for the rest of my life besides my complete old leather bound britannica encyclopedia…..salamat sa grupo ng lumang high school sa tyaga at pagmamalasakit nila sa maganda at malusog at mayaman na daigdig sa hinaharap sana nga lol….so we’ll stand by and wait for this groups book collections some i heard i believe will be monthly editons ang continuations….i hope they will really do that….and thank you for educating the world….i can see millions of dollars earnings from this future book collections….

  9. ….bibles….are already always part of my world since day one i was born bibles are treasured everywhere i go….in churches homes hotels libraries meaning it has no comparisons no competitions so it has no insecurities….

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