Avenue Q: My Gigantic Heart Will Go On…

2 Weeks to go to Avenue Q’s Final Run. Thanks to all OAP friends who bought ticket from us. As promised, we will give your Genki Umbrellas before or after the show. Just look for either Rache or me near the main entrance.

Kustaa Saksi: OFFPISTE In the Land of Kustaa Saksi

One of the things I learned from Master George Tapan is that you need to look at the works of great artists in order to train your eyes in photography. So together with Rache, we went to our first art show.
It was great to meet and have an inspiring chat with Scandinavian illustractor, Kustaa Saksi during his art show launch at the CCP Main Theater driveway. Manila is the final leg in his Asian tour after Singapore and Bangkok.

Petra and Pilar – High Style Carinderia Dining in Makati (with Delimondo Store)

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Petra and Pilar is an interesting restaurant concept. Just imagine gourmet spanish and filipino food served carinderia style and priced at less than P150 per ulam in a minimalist restaurant ambiance. The concept is a winner and this will be my comfort food place in Makati from now on. Thanks to Chef Ed and the JAKA group for leading the restaurant industry with the best-value-for-money restaurant in the heart of Makati.

[Bolinao] Puerto del Sol – The Place to be in Bolinao

Casitas (Family Suites) – Php 9.100 (4 pax) Two bedroom detached units which can accommodate up to four people with living and dining area. … Nipa Hut – Php 2,100 Fourteen detached units which can accommodate up to maximum of four to five guests, an open air ambiance accented with curtains for guests to enjoy the luxury of relaxing serene surroundings of the resort. Family Room – Php 7,500 A dormitory style accommodation that has a seven single bunk bed in each room perfect for the family, students or company outings traveling together.

Bolinao, Pangasinan: Where Else to Stay and What to do

It is marketed as: Room Rates ( + 10% Service Charge) Riviera — 4 pax – Php 4,500 La Breeza — 6 pax – Php 5,500 Sunset – 5 pax – Php 5,000 La Marea – 6 pax – Php 5,500 Familia 8 – 8-10 pax – Php 11,000 El Grande – 10-15 pax – Php 10,900 Familia 7 – 4 pax – Php 4,500 Cabanas (no Aircon) – 3 pax – Php 1,850 Cabana Big (No Aircon) – 6 pax – Php 3,000 El Grande – 15-20 pax – Php 13,000 Familia 14 – 10-12 pax – Php 11,000 Extra Person – Php 500 Take the Nestea Ice Tea plunge… … Treasures of Bolinao Room Rates (+ 10% Service Charge) Villa 1,2,3,4,5 – 2 pax – Php 3,500 (Extra Pax is php 500) Coconut Cottage 1, 1B, 2, 2B, 3, 3B, 4, 4B, 5, 5B – 2 pax – Php 3,500 (Extra Pax is Php 400) Jr. Suite 1,2 – 4 pax – Php 5,500 (Extra Pax is Php 400) Suite 1,2,3 – 4 pax – Php 6,500 (Extra Pax is Php 500) Conservatory – 4 pax – Php 5,000 (Extra Pax is Php 400)Corkage Fees (bring in Food) (Adult – Php 200, Kids – Php 150) Day Tour Entrance (Adult – Php 150, Kids – Php 100) Use of Swimming Pool (Adult – Php 100, Kids – Php 75) Corkage (Adult – Php 100, Kids – Php 75) Treasures of Bolinao, Pangasinan Manila Office: +632 375-8884.

Hundred Islands: Where to Stay and Eat

Governor’s Island Rates Telephone +63 75 551-2505 Big Brother House (10 pips) – P10,000 (with generator from 6pm to 6am) Extra drum of water (P100) Extra Pax/ Extra Bed (P200) Table for Rent & Picnic Area (P200-day tour, P300 overnight) Bahay Kubo (3 pips) – P1,500 Maxine by the Sea Restaurant and Lodge Lucap, Alaminos City, Pangasinan Telephone: +632 75 551 2537 Mobile: +63 9216428551 Email: maxine@maxinebythesea.com www.maxinebythesea.com 16 fully airconditioned rooms with one single and one double beds (3 Person per Room) (P1,100) Bangus Bellies Sinigang (P250). … Maxine by the Sea Complete Menu House Specialty Soup, Sotanghon, Sandwiches, Rice | Breakfast, Omelette, Pancake, Side Orders | Vegetables and Salad | Lobsters and Prawns | Shrimps | Pork | Beef | Chicken | Shellfish and Plated Fish Steak or Fillet Dishes | Whole Fish or Slice and Fresh Bangu s | Calamares and Crabs | Drinks and Beverages, Fruit Shakes and Smoothies Maxine’s Famouse Calamares (P170) . … Vista Delas Islas Telephone: +63 75 551-2160 Vistas de las Islas (P2,300 / night) Quezon Island Room | Day Tour | Overnight Rates Hundred Islands National Park Information +63 75 551-2505 Cottage without room [Nipa 1,2,3] | P350 | P500 Cottage without room [Nipa 4] | P500 | P1,000 Cottage with room (Nipa A) | P500 | P900 Cottage with room (Nipa B) | P600 | P1,100 Picnic Tables & Picnic Area | P200 | P300 Quezon Island Overnight Kubo with Electricity c/o Ted +63 909 715642 Overnight on Quezon Island (P1,600) | Day Tour (P700) | Cottage only (P400-P500) Villa Antolin Hotel Telephone: +63 75 551-3604 6 persons room (P2,000-P2,500) 4 persons room (P1,800) 2 persons room (P1,200-P1,500) Extra Bed (P200) The Last Resort Telephone # +63 75 551-5651 5 Person Room (P1,500) 10 Person Room (3,000) Kitchen (P200) Ted’s by the Sea Lodge and Restaurant #18 East Blvd, Lucap, City of Alaminos, Pangasinan Kgd.

100 Islands, Pangasinan: My Favorite Islands

Don`t pass up the chance to snorkel or dive in the island`s azure waters and see its thriving coral and giant clam garden. (source: Hundred Islands National Park ) Quezon Island Room | Day Tour | Overnight Rates Hundred Islands National Park Information +63 75 551-2505 Cottage without room [Nipa 1,2,3] | P350 | P500 Cottage without room [Nipa 4] | P500 | P1,000 Cottage with room (Nipa A) | P500 | P900 Cottage with room (Nipa B) | P600 | P1,100 Picnic Tables & Picnic Area | P200 | P300 Quezon Island Overnight Kubo with Electricity c/o Ted +63 909 715642 Overnight on Quezon Island (P1,600) | Day Tour (P700) | Cottage only (P400-P500) 2. Governors Island Area: 74, 408 sq.m.(est.3000 sq. m. beach area) Flora: molave type species, sablot, pamalaybayen, panalayapen, siar and molave, kalumpang, balete, kalumpit, kupang, malaikmo and other shrub species Birds to watch: pied thriller, blue-naped monarch, black-naped monarch, yellow vented bulbul, shrikes, black-naped oriole, kingfisher, pied fantails The island that captured Pinoy Big Brother`s eye, and turned its guest house into a unique PBB home which can accommodate 8 to 10 people, ideal for family and barkada relaxation, with bedrooms, restroom / bathroom, working kitchen, dining room and living room, furnished with colorful furnitures and linens, ceiling fans and other amenities. … Its fine stretch of sand is ideal for sunbathing and its waters make an ideal spot for swimming, kayaking and snorkeling. (source: Hundred Islands National Park ) Governor’s Island Rates Telephone +63 75 551-2505 Big Brother House (10 pips) – P10,000 (with generator from 6pm to 6am) Extra drum of water (P100) Extra Pax/ Extra Bed (P200) Table for Rent & Picnic Area (P200-day tour, P300 overnight) Bahay Kubo (3 pips) – P1,500 3.

My Miele Votes

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” The Miele Guide will be Asia’s first truly independent regional restaurant guide when launched in October 2008, and also its most authoritative—we do not accept free meals or advertising from restaurants. Written by food lovers who know and love Asia, The Miele Guide will rank and profile restaurants across the region’s major cities, categorised by country, city and cuisine, in a slim, indispensable volume. ” ( www.mieleguide.com ) The Miele Guide is now in their second phase where the public can vote their best restaurants this month May 2008 . … In any case, I participated in the online voting and I had to make sure that Claude Tayag’s Bale Dutung and Chef Chris Locher’s C Italian Dining is included in the list.

Jollibee, Philippines and Our Awesome Planet 30 years from now.

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In 4 years time, I would have posted my 1,000th blog post so 30 years from now, I do hope to post my 10,000th blog post. … 1984: The Champ is Launched1985: Jollibee becomes the #1 fastfood chain in the Philippines 1987: Efforts to establish a foothold abroad gained ground with the opening of an overseas outlet in Brunei 1991: Jollibee opens its 100th store in Bolton, Davao 1993: Jollibee becomes the first food service corporation to list its share in the PSE. … 2004: Tony Tan Caktiong receives “World Entreprenuer of the Year” award from Earnst & Young 2006: CNBC Asia awards Ernesto Tanmantiong the “Corporate Citizen of the Year” award in Hong Kong 2007: Jollibee opens its 600th store in Aparri, Cagayan, and Las Vegas becomes the first US Jollibee store outside California Text and Photos by Anton Diaz.