CATS Fever Finally in Manila :)

Photo from CATS Manila souvenir program. Listening to the songs of CATS during my childhood introduced me to the world of Broadway Musicals. So when we learned last November that CATS would run in Manila, we immediately bought tickets for the opening night show. What CATS is all about? CATS is about the annual tradition … Continue reading CATS Fever Finally in Manila ūüôā

4 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Join Maven Secrets 4.0

Maven Secrets Batch 3.0 Graduation Dinner We just completed Maven Secrets 3.0, and due to insistent demand, I’m launching Maven Secrets 4.0 from August to November 2010. I would like to invite you to join this 90-day program. Here are 4¬†Powerful Reasons Why You Should Join Maven Secrets 4.0: 1. Be part of the Last … Continue reading 4 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Join Maven Secrets 4.0

The Magic of Batanes Isles (Part 2 of 2)

The Magic of Batanes IslesLa Isla Magazine, July 2010 Cover StoryWritten by Anton DiazPhotos by George Tapan Read First: The Magic of Batanes Isles (Part 1 of 2) Sabtang Island Chamantad Viewpoint, Sabtang Island.¬† Photo by George Tapan. Sabtang Island is 30-45 minutes away from Batan Island via a falowa ride. The falowa is a … Continue reading The Magic of Batanes Isles (Part 2 of 2)

The Magic of Batanes Isles (Part 1 of 2)

Batanes is composed of three inhabited islands, namely, Batan, Sabtang and Itbayat. Batanes comes from the word Batan-es, which means islands around Batan. Ivatan is the name of their local language and the name of the indigenous people, which came from the word I-Batan ‚Äď meaning ‚Äúfrom Batan‚ÄĚ.

Pepita’s Binagoongan… Ooh La La Lechon!

¬†Congratulations,¬†Ultimate Taste Test 4.0 Winner¬†¬†Pepita’s Lechon!¬†Binagoongan and Garlic, Potato & Herb Lechon¬†¬†OVERALL RATING: 3.7¬†Total Number of Foodies who rated: 391¬†“The binagoongan lechon with rice was delicious!”¬† “Lechon has the herbs I like. Yummy even without the sauce. I want gravy to go with the gourmet meat taste of the lechon. love the roasted garlic.” – … Continue reading Pepita’s Binagoongan… Ooh La La Lechon!

EQUUS, A Naked Review

Photo by Jojit Lorenzo EQUUS is a very intense, disturbing and a bit shocking straight play. It is intense because of the involving drama between child psychiatrist¬†Dr. Martin Dysart¬†and the young man he is treating,¬†Alan Strang, who blinded horses and has a sexual fascination with them. It is based on a true crime involving a … Continue reading EQUUS, A Naked Review

Strawberry Ginger & Orange Whisky — The Fruit Garden Jam Love!

¬†Congratulations,¬†Ultimate Taste Test 4.0 Winner¬†The Fruit Garden Luxury Jams!Orange Whisky, Dalandan, Strawberry Ginger, Peppered Pineapple, Mango Coriander, Mango Banana, Pineapple Banana. ¬†OVERALL RATING: 3.7¬†Total Number of Foodies who rated: 194 “Interesting flavor combos! and they work!” “S weet but with a kick at the end- – Jams are unique and very good” ¬†– Ultimate Taste … Continue reading Strawberry Ginger & Orange Whisky — The Fruit Garden Jam Love!

Denim Kitchen’s Smoked Mackerel!

¬†Congratulations,¬†Ultimate Taste Test 4.0 Winner¬†Denim KitchenBangus Sardines in Canola Oil, Smoked Mackerel in Olive Oil, Crunchy Garlic, Mango Chutney OVERALL RATING: 3.8Total Number of Foodies who rated: 274¬†¬†“Subtle, delicate…flavor, just right saltiness” “Love the smoked mackerel. May konting spice.”¬†– Ultimate Taste Test 4.0 Foodie This is one of the surprising discoveries in Ultimate Taste Test … Continue reading Denim Kitchen’s Smoked Mackerel!

[Contest] Top Blogging Tools I use in OAP; What’s yours?

Top Blogging Tools I use in OAP; What’s yours? Contest Duration: July 12, Monday, 12.00am to July 25, Sunday, 11.59pm I’m often asked variants of this question:¬†What camera / hosting / tools do you use for blogging?¬† So, for this blog post, I would like to share my answer to that question with you, but … Continue reading [Contest] Top Blogging Tools I use in OAP; What’s yours?

Banchetto Love – Friday Night Foodie Market Feast!

If you are looking for a place to eat after a late Friday night gimmick in the Ortigas area, then Banchetto is the perfect foodie place for you. Banchetto is an Italian word meaning “a feast”, and it lives up to the expectation of being the best foodie night market in the area.¬†It was organized … Continue reading Banchetto Love – Friday Night Foodie Market Feast!