NEW YEAR’S EVE MANILA 2017: Where are you Celebrating NYE in Manila?

12/26/2019: New Year’s Eve Party Ideas: Manila Countdown to 2020! (Copyright by Freepik) The city of Manila is gearing up to ring in New Year’s Eve 2017, and as one might expect, there is no shortage of New Year’s Eve parties. Our party-planning guide won’t be complete without a dazzling display of fireworks, fantastic feasts, and … Continue reading NEW YEAR’S EVE MANILA 2017: Where are you Celebrating NYE in Manila?

BEST TRAVEL APPS for Free Independent Travelers! (My 12 Favorite Apps)

We like to arrange our itinerary on our own when we travel to our next destination because we like to immerse in the local culture, food and most awesome experiences. Here are our 12 favorite apps for planning your itinerary and making the best out of your trip to the destination. All the apps are … Continue reading BEST TRAVEL APPS for Free Independent Travelers! (My 12 Favorite Apps)

10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!

(Check out: 10 Most Awesome NEW Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!) Here are the 10 Most Awesome NEW Franchised Restaurants that opened and made a difference in Manila this 2016 … 1. MAKANSUTRA MAKANSUTRA, the famous Singaporean Hawker Market by K.F. Seetoh, has finally re-opened in Manila together with local partners J.J. Yulo and … Continue reading 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!

TOMATITO MANILA: How Sexy is this 80’s-inspired Spanish Tapas Bar? (A Review)

As featured 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016! TOMATITO MANILA is an 80’s-inspired Spanish Tapas and Paella restaurant by Shanghai-based El Willy Fun F&B Group (by Chef Willy Trullas Moreno) in partnership with the Rambla/Las Flores/La Lola group (by the Barcelona trio of Uri Singla, Dani Aliaga, and Sergi Rostoll).  The name is inspired by Spanish Flamenco … Continue reading TOMATITO MANILA: How Sexy is this 80’s-inspired Spanish Tapas Bar? (A Review)

SAGADA Itinerary: Definitive Food & Travel DIY Guide to Sagada (2017)! @FordPhilippines

Watch the first ever destination mini-documentary of our family adventure with the four 4 boys during All Saints’ Day in Sagada.  It’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we travel and feature a destination on the OAP blog. It also documents our Sagada misadventures, culinary discoveries, and unforgettable moments during our Sagada 2016 Trip with Team … Continue reading SAGADA Itinerary: Definitive Food & Travel DIY Guide to Sagada (2017)! @FordPhilippines

10 Most Awesome NEW Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!

(Check out 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!) Here are the 10 Most Awesome NEW Homegrown Restaurants that opened and made a difference in Manila this 2016 … 1. SAMBA SAMBA is the first authentic Peruvian Restaurant by Peruvian Chef Carlo Huerta Echegaray in Manila, located at Shangri-La at the Fort. We … Continue reading 10 Most Awesome NEW Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!

CANTON ROAD: Best Modern Cantonese Chinese Restaurant in BGC?! (A Review) @ShangriLaFort

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!) CANTON ROAD is a modern Chinese restaurant at Shangri-La Fort serving authentic Cantonese and Huaiyang cuisine. Our favorites here include the signature roasted BBQ specialties, the unique dimsum selections, and of course, the Huaiyang dishes from China’s Jiangsu province. We tried it … Continue reading CANTON ROAD: Best Modern Cantonese Chinese Restaurant in BGC?! (A Review) @ShangriLaFort

SAMBA: Manila’s Finest Peruvian Restaurant?! @ShangriLaFort (A Review)

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!) SAMBA is the first authentic Peruvian Restaurant by Peruvian Chef Carlo Huerta Echegaray in Manila, located at Shangri-La at the Fort. We love it because of the ceviche with its leche de tigre sauce, its predominantly seafood and vegetable focused menu, and … Continue reading SAMBA: Manila’s Finest Peruvian Restaurant?! @ShangriLaFort (A Review)

Mister Donut and 7 Eleven are at it again – Energy Shots, Decker Cake, and Dossant Bites only @711philippines

Mister Donut has come up with a delightful treat for busy customers on-the-go, available at your nearest 7-Eleven convenience store. The donut franchise likes to stay ahead by adding more varieties–like cake, coffee, croissant-inspired donuts, and much more! Here are our some of our favorite sweet cravings…

MIREIO: Provençal-Inspired Upscale French Brasserie in Manila! @RafflesMakati

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!) MIREIO  (pronounced “mee-reyo”) is an upscale French brasserie in Manila located at the 9th floor of Raffles Makati serving Provençal-inspired cuisine. The concept is inspired by the French-Mediterranean cuisine in Provence, featuring what’s fresh during the season and cooked using traditional French … Continue reading MIREIO: Provençal-Inspired Upscale French Brasserie in Manila! @RafflesMakati