Missionaries of the Poor Manila is an international mission that started was in October 2011 by the Religious Institute of Brothers of Pontifical Right. It was founded by Fr. Richard Ho Lung, a former Jesuit priest, in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica in 1931. In the Philippines, they have three mission areas–Manila, Naga City (September … Continue reading MISSIONARIES OF THE POOR: Encounter with Sabrina’s Kitchen and Easy Cures! (and how you can also help)
After his KidZania Party, we asked our son Raphael–who just turned 7 years old–what he thought about it and he just said, “Legendary!” It was indeed an awesome party, and KidZania was the perfect venue for this milestone. Here, kids can assert their independence and build up their confidence for the next phase of their … Continue reading KIDZANIA MANILA: Planning a Legendary Birthday Party for your 7-Year Old! @KidZaniaManila
LA CHINESCA is the hole-in-the-wall, solo venture of Chef Bruce Ricketts in BF Homes, dedicated to his first love–Mexican cuisine. The name is inspired by Mexico’s Chinatown. The resto is reminiscent of when he first opened Sensei–also along Aguirre–which is more of a passion project to share his enthusiasm for the cuisine. We actually had to wait in line to get … Continue reading LA CHINESCA BF: A Taste of Chef Bruce Ricketts’ First Love–Mexican Food! (Review)
Bite into Japan’s best local burger! Food is central to any trip to Hokkaido. Hakodate in Hokkaido may be famed for their fresh seafood and rich salt-ramen, but it’s their unique burger joint serving this juicy and addictive Chinese Chicken Burger that locals and tourists rave about. Lucky Pierrot currently has 17 branches found all over the city. … Continue reading LUCKY PIERROT: Hakodate’s No.1 Burger Chain!
If there’s one thing you can’t miss when visiting Hokkaido, it’s their seafood! Fatty salmon and tuna, sweet hairy and king crab, and amazing squid sashimi are among what tourists from Japan and overseas always rave about when in Hokkaido. You’ll surely be impressed by the taste and freshness of their seafood. The Hakodate Morning Market … Continue reading Hakodate Asaichi (Morning Market): Hokkaido Crab, Tuna, Squid, and Seafood Galore!
Lotus Blanc is a 4 Star resort in Siem Reap Cambodia that has won numerous awards over the years for excellence. Part of The Innotality Group of Hotels – Lotus Blanc is proudly run and managed by an entirely Cambodian staff. They take great pride in the reputation they have built, and their dedication to … Continue reading LOTUS BLANC: Excellence in Siem Reap (Photo Essay)
LITTLE BAO is a modern 20-seater Chinese Diner by May Chow. Chef May was recognized as Best Female Chef in the 2017 Asia’s 50 Best Awards. We love how she was able to elevate the simple Bao into a sought after dish that treads the fine line between fusion and authentic. Her concept is simple: it’s all about sharing–both food and … Continue reading LITTLE BAO Hong Kong: Our 14th Wedding Anniversary Eve Celebration @LittleBaoHK
One cold winter night, a stillness settles over the small hot spring village of Jozankei as they watch in silence the full-scale installation of flickering lights from lamps made of ice and snow, creating this simple yet magical site. Jozankei Yukitouro starts early February, the same period as the Sapporo Snow Festival. Here’s a short photo essay … Continue reading JOZANKEI YUKITOURO: Snow Lanterns on a Clear Winter Night!
Ready to pop the question or spice up your relationship by renewing your vows? Manila Hotel has something exciting for you with their extravagant “SKY’S THE LIMIT” room package, offering a luxurious stay at the newly renovated Presidential Suite, a sunset helicopter ride, a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, a five-course meal, and a private in-room ceremony with … Continue reading Php1,000,000 Valentine’s Date!? @ManilaHotel
Held in early February, the festival is one of Japan’s largest winter events, attracting visitors from all over Japan and around the world. About two million people come to Sapporo to see the numerous snow and ice sculptures lining the grounds of Odori Park, Community Dome Tsudome, and Susukino Street. Here’s a first-timer’s guide to … Continue reading SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL: Winter Wonderland in Hokkaido! (First Timer’s Guide)