ARIA was the talk of the town when it first opened in D’Mall Boracay in 2003. Foodies raved about its homemade pasta and wood-fire oven pizzas (see: Top5 Bora Restos!, and What’s New in Boracay in 2010?). After 9 years, it finally opened its doors in Manila. 🙂 We’re curious to know if it would create … Continue reading ARIA Mania in Manila?
Another must-see and recently discovered place in Oslob is the raw beauty of Tumalog Falls. The falls have mini-umbrellas that cascade fine strands of cold, fresh water in a rain-like fashion. Unlike in Kawasan Falls near Moal Boal, where it was overdeveloped with ugly cement structures and huts that destroyed its natural beauty, Tumalog Falls … Continue reading The Raw Beauty of Tumalog Falls in Oslob, Cebu
OUR AWESOME PLANET presents GEORGE TAPAN, the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Winner, Photography Workshops and Ultimate Philippines Festival, Heritage and Culinary Tours for Summer 2012! Join me as we experience the Philippines together in a one-of-a-kind tour ofthe Most Awesome Islands and Festivals in the Philippines this Summer!
For people like us, who grew up in the “Dancing Queen” generation, watching Mamma Mia was pure pleasure. How we wished we could interact with the show! Once the musical started, I kept reminding myself not to hum, lip sync, nod my head, tap my feet, or play invisible drums with my hands because theater … Continue reading ♬ Mamma Mia, ♪ Here I Go Again ♩My My, How Can I Resist You? ♫…
Read this First: Daily Mail UK | Jaws my friend! The touching relationship between a fisherman and a very sociable whale SHARK | Shortlink of Article: http://oap.ph/OslobButandings I can’t believe we actually had a super close encounter with whale sharks (locally known as butanding) in Oslob in the South Eastern Coast of Cebu (3 hours away from the … Continue reading Butanding Watching, Is it Really More FUN in Oslob?
Read First: P.F. Chang’s in Manila? Shortlink: oap.ph/PFChangsManila P.F. Chang’s, the popular American Chinese Restaurant of Philip Fleming and Philip Chiang, finally opened its first branch in Asia. With 200 restaurants across the US, and branches in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Kuwait and UAE, it also now calls Alabang home. When you eat Chinese food in the US, … Continue reading To P.F. Chang’s or Not to P.F. Chang’s in Manila?
Watching this play brings back memories of Vagina Monologues with a focus on clothes (instead of Vaginas) as witness to memorable events in a woman’s life. Each of the women shares her story and memories about Bras, Boots, Purses, Birkenstocks, the Madonna era, etc. Yes, it is a show for women, but the guys could learn … Continue reading Love, Loss, and What I Wore
During our Sinulog Experience in Cebu, we stayed at the Bluewater Resort in Maribago. We enjoyed the food, the Benji-designed rooms, and the island beach resort feel away from the city. Here are our favorites… Related Blog Posts: Sinulog Fluvial Breakfast! The BEST of Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort Butanding Watching, Is it Really More FUN … Continue reading The BEST of Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort
Shortlink: http://oap.ph/SinulogFluvialBreakfast Sinulog in Cebu is the biggest festival in the Philippines, celebrating the feast of the Child Jesus, Santo Niño de Cebú, with a dance ritual to the beat of the drums. Held every third Sunday of January, it is the largest and most attended fiesta in the country with an all-day-long parade and party. You can … Continue reading Sinulog Fluvial Breakfast!
Here’s another restaurant worth checking out in the Brgy. Kapitolyo Food Street: Nav Modern Thai Cuisine. 🙂 The place is run by the Naval brothers (hence the name) and Chef Francis Lim (my cousin-in-law) who used to work in People’s Palace. Nav serves modern Thai cuisine that is suited to the Filipino taste (read: preference … Continue reading NAV Modern Thai Cuisine Reunion