I became an instant fan of Improv Comedy after watching the opening night of the 1st Manila Improv Festival, which is a 4-day festival featuring: SPIT (Silly People Improv Theater) Manila led by Gabe Mercado; LA-based American veteran improvisers Shaun Landry and Tom Farnan; International improv groups from Beijing, Hong Kong, Xiamen, and Taichung; and Performing … Continue reading SPIT Manila’s “Discombobulated Boracay” and Why I Love Their Improv Comedy
Finally, Republ1c Wakepark @ Nuvali is now open! No need to go all the way to CamSur or Calatagan just to enjoy a world-class Wake Boarding experience. Nuvali in Sta. Rosa is just one hour away from Manila, and you can even go to Tagaytay to eat after. 🙂 We enjoyed the Wakeboard park in … Continue reading REPUBLIC WAKEPARK @ NUVALI First Look (from a Non-Wakeboarder Point of View)
7/16/2012: The launch date has been moved to July 26. Read: MEZZA NORTE: The Mercato Centrale Experience Comes to Quezon City (Starting July 26)! On this site, will rise Mercato in the North this July! Are you looking for a hangout in the heart of Quezon City that will satisfy your foodie cravings? Are you looking … Continue reading Announcing: MERCATO NORTH! The Mercato Experience Comes to UP Techno Hub in Quezon City!
Isn’t it great that Manila gets to see Rock of Ages two ways–on stage and in the cinema–at the same time? The Broadway musical (Manila production), led by Mig Ayesa, opens just as the Rock of Ages Movie, led by Tom Cruise, starts its run. I was given the chance to watch the musical’s preview … Continue reading ROCK OF AGES Manila: 8 Reasons Why You Should Watch the Live Musical First!
THE ONE. Nothing says “best blogger” like the recipient of this award. One of the most respected, the best of the best—and simply, the awesomest of them all. It is an honor to be one of the finalists for “The One” and “The Explorer” in the 2012 T@tt Awards, one of the most prestigious Social … Continue reading FAVOR: Can you Vote for Our Awesome Planet in the 2012 Tatt Awards?
Our Awesome Planet in partnership with Caltex Philippines presents Awesome Journeys Infographics: (Download: Your Awesome Journey to Tagaytay Food Trip PDF File for Printing ) Awesome Journey Infographics Series: PAGUDPUD: Your Awesome Journey to Pagudpud (Infographic) BICOL: Awesome Journey to Bicolandia (Infographic) PAMPANGA: Your Awesome Journey to Pampanga Food Trip (Infographic) TAGAYTAY: Your Awesome Journey to … Continue reading TAGAYTAY: Your Awesome Journey to Tagaytay Food Trip (Infographic)
Initially, there was the Ramen craze. And then came the Katsu craze, which was revived first by Crazy Katsu in Maginhawa Street, followed by different Tonkatsu stalls popping up like mushrooms in the weekend markets. But it was only with YABU: The House of Katsu that Manila was introduced to the high-end Katsu, and foodies started debating … Continue reading YABU: The House of Katsu Hype?
Tonkatsuya is a hole-in-the-wall Tonkatsu place owned by Japanese Chef Hosoya. A Tonkatsu chef for 30 years in Japan, he settled here in Manila with his Filipina wife Bella. (See picture of the chef here: Heart 2 Heart | Tonkatsuya) Many Japanese foodies recommend Tonkatsuya, hailing it as the most authentic Tonkatsu place in Manila. (Most of … Continue reading TONKATSUYA by 30-year Japanese Tonkatsu Chef Hosoya
It’s an exciting time to be in Manila — our economy is growing, Filipinos are being recognized as world-class talents and Filipino cuisine is coming into the limelight. I’m happy that the top Filipino chefs in the country are opening Filipino restaurants (instead of serving continental cuisine) that we can be proud of. Hopefully, we can soon … Continue reading Chef Fernando’s ARACAMA Filipino Cuisine
Our Awesome Planet in partnership with Caltex Philippines presents Awesome Journeys Infographics: (Download: Your Awesome Journey to Pampanga Food Trip PDF File for Printing) Awesome Journey Infographics Series: PAGUDPUD: Your Awesome Journey to Pagudpud (Infographic) BICOL: Awesome Journey to Bicolandia (Infographic) PAMPANGA: Your Awesome Journey to Pampanga Food Trip (Infographic) TAGAYTAY: Your Awesome Journey to Tagaytay … Continue reading PAMPANGA: Your Awesome Journey to Pampanga Food Trip (Infographic)