We’ve all been there – the time to renew passports. Over the past year or so, passport renewal in the Philippines has gotten a bad rep particularly for the lack of slots and the prolonged waiting times. I recently had to have my passport renewed as I was already past the 6-month mark. In most … Continue reading Passport Application Appointment (2019 DFA Philippines Renewal Requirements)
Related Blog Post: Subic Bay Yacht Club Staycation (2023) I’m a child of the South, so accessing NAIA has never been a problem for me. But I do have a lot of friends who live in Northern Manila, who are no strangers to the inconvenience of traveling to NAIA to catch their flight. Fortunately, more … Continue reading Victory Liner’s P2P Clark to Subic, Olongapo, Dagupan Guide (Schedule)
As featured in 10 Best Restaurants/Cafes of One Bonifacio High Street! A big benefit of the Japanese diaspora is the merging of their culture, particularly their cuisine with the countries they emigrated too. Nikkei refers to the fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. First popularized by Nobu Matsuhisa, the cuisine has since trickled down to … Continue reading NIKKEI NAMA BAR BGC: Japanese-Peruvian with an Awesome View at One Bonifacio
First established in 2005, Sebastian’s Ice Cream has continued to keep reinventing the wheel when it comes to local Artisanal Ice Cream. It’s been 14 years since their inception, and they still continue to impress with their genius innovations. Their closure at Podium in 2017 was met with a lot of sadness, but fret not, … Continue reading SEBASTIAN’S BEST: Grilled Cheese, Taho Milkshake, Bonsai Sundaes, and more!
Hilton is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most well-known names in the hotel industry. During its time, the old Manila Hilton was the first five-star hotel in the country and housed the most prestigious VIP guests. It closed down its doors as the Hilton in the 80s. Years later, the Hilton makes its return, now … Continue reading Hilton Manila Pool, Buffet and Staycation Experience!
Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 49-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. I’ve never been on a cruise before, so this was very exciting for me! For my first trip with Royal Caribbean, we sailed the Malacca Strait on a 4-Night Port Klang-Phuket … Continue reading Voyager of the Seas Cruise Experience: 4-Nights Port Klang to Phuket @RoyalCaribbeanPH
The Bistro Group, the umbrella company of much-loved restaurants such as Italianni’s and TGI Friday’s has partnered with Stone Valley, a gift card management framework to bring forth the newest Bistro Gift Card. The Bistro Gift Card is totally different from the already-existing Bistro Card, which you may already have. Here’s what The Bistro Gift … Continue reading Give the Gift of Bistro! (with Stone Valley Reloadable Gift Cards)
From the founders of Inflatable Island in Subic, and the team that brought the iconic “Pink Bali Lounge” and also the same brains behind The Dessert Museum, comes “The Happy Beach,” a boutique resort located in Mactan, Cebu. What can you expect at this Instagrammable paradise? Happy Beach Cebu Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu Operating Hours: … Continue reading Your Guide to the Happiest Beach in Cebu!
Taipei is a definite haven for food lovers. But where else can you go after you’ve exhausted the night markets and other food districts? Located in Breeze Nanjing, one of Taipei’s nicest shopping malls in the Songshan District, is Sanhoyan. Sanhoyan is not your ordinary Taiwanese restaurant. It serves traditional Taiwanese food with a twist. We … Continue reading Sanhoyan: Taiwanese Food with a Twist! @sanhoyantw
The founders of Nomi Matcha, a modern Japanese Café dedicated to all things Matcha, has expanded to the booze business. Their most recent expansion is Nomu, a Japanese Speakeasy. It’s no surprise that they expanded towards the liquor circle as drinking is a shared interest between the Filipinos and the Japanese. What’s surprising, however, is Nomu’s … Continue reading NOMU: Hidden Bar in a BGC Matcha Cafe?