Thursday, March 15, 2018

DOT Pushes for Faith Tourism

Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo urged the public to visit faith-based tourism destinations and participate in the Lenten activities in the regions.

The tourism chief made the assertion in a press briefing held today at the Illustrados Restaurant in Intramuros, Manila.

Teo noted that with the creation of the Faith and Farm Tourism sector, “The DOT is poised to go full swing on piloting emerging faith tourism destinations this year, highlighting festivals and various Filipino traditions that will encompass a holistic pilgrimage experience.”

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Recipe: Cheesy Beef Stroganoff

Sometimes, when we're tired of eating chicken dishes, we buy fresh-cut beef in the market and end up cooking it either "tapa-style" or "Bistek."  But when you have tons of Anchor products in your fridge, especially having their cheeses in packs, you get to be inventive.

Endless Possibilities of Celebrating with Feliz Dish & Details

Throwing a festive fete can be exasperating, but when managed properly and a little help from creative people who walk the talk, having one can be so rewarding and fun.

Parties are getting more and more novel, and Pinterest can be of help or could add to the confusion.  Whether you want to go with the trend or just have it simple, your event, intimate or grand, can be memorable and worth the effort.

Last Saturday, I was able to attend the launch of Feliz Dish and Details.  But prior to that, I received a wonderful invitation that came in this gorgeous little party in a box.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Mott's 100% Apple Juice and Peter Rabbit Equals One Exciting GIVEAWAY!

Beatrix Potter has created a character which children can easily relate to. The story is so simple yet seemed engaging enough for young kids.  We can all agree that nothing is as irresistible as something that is off-limits, and Peter Rabbit is no exception to this rule. Peter’s wayward behavior is in contrast to his sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail, who were well-behaved little bunnies.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Surviving Two Days in Taiwan

Ever heard of bizarre travel plans, well that's probably how I roll with my family and the trip I had with my husband is no exemption.

We tend to create unconventional itineraries when we travel. It’s a little alarming at first as we worry about what we might miss out on. But in the end, we see the place in our own way, at our own pace and it doesn’t matter that we haven’t checked all the standard sights off our checklist. We have something to go back and see in our roundabout way on the next trip.

I've been so busy with a lot of things as of late but at the back of my mind, I've been thinking about how I could make my husband and I's anniversary less tacky, not boring and something we could say "glad we did it" or just "WE did it."

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Na-Engkanto sa Polilya

If you're one of those who was somehow exposed to folkloric stories or has gotten an appeal for it, then you're going to like this feature. But if you're both and also someone looking for a place in Poblacion that serves up artisan beers and grubs that could satisfy even a discriminating gourmand, then you'll make me your friend before you even finish reading this feature.

While the location and atmosphere comprise a hefty part of Polilya's initial appeal, every eatery lives and dies based on one simple factor. Yep, that’d be the food and sometimes the alcoholic beverages that keep the community alive.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Have Your Chipotle Fire Chicken Hotter with Effin Hot Gravy

Are you feeling the heat already! I mean to say, with Kenny Rogers Roasters firing up our appetite for really hot specialties that may blow your mind away, have you felt that hotness yet?

After the successful launch of Kenny Rogers new addition to their roasted chicken list - Chipotle Fire Chicken, they made sure to even amp up the hotness level of what is to say #HOT, cause anyways #ItsGoodToBeHot, don't you think?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

YOUniversity Suites and L.A. Village: Where Hip and Heritage Convene

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Who would have thought that an old building along Recto was made anew and given a hip and modern vibe?

What happened to be an apartment just a shell for a long time with nothing but a decaying facade and rubbles in an open lot. This building known as Laperal Apartments, built in 1946, had been a witness to the rise of the post-war era and the glorious days of Manila, alongside many famous buildings and movie houses in Azcarraga (now known as C.M. Recto Avenue) and Avenida streets.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

#IntheMoodFoodCrawl at Evia Lifestyle Center

Just like what Yotam Ottolenghi said, "Brunch, is an extended breakfast that should be enjoyed whenever you have time properly to engage in cooking and eating."  But gather together moms who love eating and socializing, brunch is given a whole new light.  It becomes an avenue for a blooming or even a lasting friendship.

As a mom, we work on multiple things all day long. You get in a rut and begin to feel like a hamster on a wheel. You don’t have to reach that point if you set aside some time to meet with a good friend and enjoy the company of others.  Thanks to Michelle Ressa-Aventajado and Sabrina Cristobal-Go of Mothers Who Brunch who gives value to fun gatherings.  

Social functions are great for well-being and prompt a cheery disposition and this duo definitely have the means to infect us with their creativity and light-heartedness. 

I've been to a couple of their well-managed brunch events and every time I attend, it gave me a sense of inspiration and well, meeting new like-minded moms tops it all.

Friday, February 9, 2018

When in Los Banos, Make a U-Turn at Kaeron's Cakes and Cafe

Know you're not alone. God is here for you. CHECK!
Stop worrying about what others think. CHECK!
Surround yourself with the right people. CHECK!
Learn from each blunder and actively develop better habits. CHECK! CHECK!

These are just some of the ways one can overcome self-doubt to be able to build a profitable business.  Most of us tend to assume that successful, confident people never have any doubts -- that they are decisive about every choice, never have regrets and always know what to do.