Touring Fundacion Pacita Batanes!

Fundacion Pacita is one of the best boutique hotels in the Philippines. A Batanes experience is not complete without enjoying the “Wuthering Heights” ambiance of Fundacion Pacita — it is located on top of a cliff with a 270-degree view of the sea, mountains and the sky. Also, at this time of the year, this … Continue reading Touring Fundacion Pacita Batanes!

DUETS by Peter Quilter

We are fans of the theater scene in Manila, so, to kick off the 2010 theater season, we watched the first romantic comedy by Repertory Philippines called Duets. It forces you to reflect on your own relationships in life, especially those with “hang-ups” in different sets of relationships. The coolest thing about it is watching … Continue reading DUETS by Peter Quilter

Tippi Tambunting’s Masseto

There’s a foodie buzz going around about Tippi Tambunting’s new restaurant, and Rajo, Heart2Heart and EyeOnWine were ahead of the pack. It is called Masseto, named after an Italian wine, and it’s a fine dining restaurant/wine bar. It has an extensive wine list much like Cav (without the wine dispensers), and is as elegant and hidden … Continue reading Tippi Tambunting’s Masseto

Lu Moroccan/Mediterranean Restaurant

Yes, we now have a decent Moroccan restaurant in town. Most yuppies and business people are flocking to Lu (named after Luis, the owner) for a good meal of Moroccan/Mediterranean food. The place converts into a bar by 10pm — this is one of those restaurants where you won’t see any kids dining. Some people … Continue reading Lu Moroccan/Mediterranean Restaurant

Taqueria Mia: Taqueria Chilanga’s Reincarnation

Sasha asked me in the OAP Comments Section:“hi anton. happy new year! im reading your blog on a regular basis. i really like your features. im just curious if you know the mexican restaurant “taqueria chilanga”. it used to be in metropolitan avenue in makati (near shopwise) then it moved to greenbelt 3 and branched … Continue reading Taqueria Mia: Taqueria Chilanga’s Reincarnation

Manila’s Essential Guide to Rent The Musical

(ANNOUNCEMENT: Congratulations to Edward Capacillo for winning the What’s your favorite Rent Song and Why? contest, and to Silver Surfer for winning the Your “La Vie Boheme” Moment contest! Please email or text me to claim your prize before January 31, 2009) Seasons of LOVE, Another Day and Finale by Manila Rent Cast 2010! Here is everything you need … Continue reading Manila’s Essential Guide to Rent The Musical

Brasserie Boheme by The Gustavian

I’ve heard a lot about The Gustavian, especially from foodies who were raving about it when they visited Cebu. They have branches in Banilad, Marina Mall, and Ayala Mall in Cebu. Now, they plan to win over the foodies in Manila by opening a branch in Eastwood Mall and another in the heart of Salcedo … Continue reading Brasserie Boheme by The Gustavian

Dingdong Dantes on Food, Travel and Book Run

Recently, my wife and I had the chance to meet one of the most popular personalities in the local entertainment industry — Dingdong Dantes. After the interview, we concluded that although he’s a big celebrity, he’s still simple and down-to-earth. We had fun chatting with him about his favorite Japanese, Filipino and Mediterranean restaurants. He … Continue reading Dingdong Dantes on Food, Travel and Book Run

A Gustavus Anniversary

We celebrated our 7th Wedding Anniversary last January 11 in Gustavus. Gustavus is a recently opened steakhouse in Legaspi Village that proudly serves only USDA Prime Beef. The restaurant is challenging Elbert’s Steak supremacy in Manila with the help of Hongkong-based Scottish chef David Griffith and Chef Aya Dantes. The restaurant is named after Gustavus, … Continue reading A Gustavus Anniversary

Spending the Night at The Imperial Suite, Sofitel

The Imperial Suite at Sofitel is probably the best presidential suite among the hotels here in Manila because of its awesome view of the Manila Bay Sunset. It is located on the top floor of Sofitel and offers a 180-degree view of Manila Bay. We’re so blessed to experience staying for one night in this Presidential Suite.