2/17/2019 Update: Passport Application Appointment (2019 DFA Philippines Renewal Requirements) My Philippine passport is expiring on March 1, 2011, and I have to fly to Malaysia this weekend for an OAP.TV shoot. I forgot to renew my passport, and when I applied for a passport renewal appointment, the earliest was mid-April already. I was planning to … Continue reading How to Extend the Validity of Your Philippine Passport
Honestly, I was not expecting a lot from the second run of Rent in Manila, especially when I learned that Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Maureen was only playing on Sundays. In last year’s performance of RENT, Carla’s Moo performance in the song “Over the Moon” and Job Job Bautista’s portrayal of Angel Dumott Schunard were the highlights … Continue reading RENT Manila 2011 Review: Why I Love RENT This Time Around…
We often celebrate the first birthday with a simple celebration with the immediate family. This time around, for Raphael, we celebrated his first birthday last 2/10/2010 at Torch. 🙂 Torch is a fusion restaurant by Peppermill Caterers. It feels like a cross between Omakase and Amici in a diner set-up. They get the overflow crowd … Continue reading A Torch 1st Birthday
Manang’s Chicken @ Midnight Mercato Finally, we launched THE weekend night market @ Bonifacio Global City last Friday & Saturday! Midnight Mercato is the weekend late night food bazaar where you can enjoy mouth-watering food finds — from home-cooked meals to gourmet signature dishes to classic street food re-invented — while listening to live acoustic … Continue reading Midnight Snack @ Midnight Mercato!
The OAP Travel Planner is out! We are releasing 1,000 copies ONLY since this is a limited edition batch to get input and feedback to make a killer 2012 Travel Planner. 🙂 We released the first batch of planners already, and this is one of the best feedbacks I received: Hi Anton, I just received the … Continue reading How to use the OAP Travel Planner for Summer 2011
My friend Butch Jimenez has a simple advocacy: “To trumpet to the world that the Philippines is the World’s BEST Sandbox!” He gives away FREE desk calendar showcasing the best beaches in the Philippines. He does not ask for payment in any shape or form – there’s no catch. This year, Butch is partnering with … Continue reading World’s Best Sandbox 2011 by Butch J. Jimenez
Celebrating Valentine’s is getting competitive, with a lot of events happening all at the same time. Since V-day falls on a weekday, it offers a unique scenario where you have a pre-Valentine’s weekend (Feb. 12-13), the Valentine’s Day celebration itself, and a post-Valentine’s weekend (Feb. 19-20). I know it’s tough to plan a V-day date or … Continue reading 14 Ideas for a Different Valentine’s in 2011
This is an interesting traveling exhibition from Korea that you should not miss. It may be a bit disturbing but it’s justified as an education in anatomy with a slant of “you should stop smoking and start living healthy”. This is an exhibit of cadavers preserved with a technique called plastination (developed by Gunther … Continue reading Myth of the Human Body: A Review
Chef Mikko’s Buffalo Bacon Chicharon (P285 +10% service charge). 2nd’s is a great place to hang out with friends, while enjoying food and a single malt whisky. Its laid-back vibe is certainly inviting. There, they serve comfort food and unique dishes like the crispy fried bacon with its tangy buffalo flavor and blue cheese. With … Continue reading Back for 2nds, Definitely!