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    A Brighter Tomorrow at Marriott Manila
    Posted in: Hotel

    There’s no better way to spend a weekend other than bonding with your family and kids with Marriott Hotel Manila’s “Annie the Musical Room Package”. A special treat for both kids and kids-at-heart, the hotel brings you more reasons to spend quality time with your loved ones in a comfortable room, nestled in heavenly sheets […]

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    Lunch at Franco’s
    Posted in: Food, Restaurant, Spanish

    If you have been tired of roaming around to search for something new to eat, then it’s time to revert to your comfort zone, at least once in a while. Dining at Franco’s is like engaging in comfort food in a casual encounter. The dishes, which are a mix of Spanish and Filipino influences, are […]

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    Fresh Eyes on Seoul – South Korea
    Posted in: Places, World

    My first time trip to go abroad took place in Seoul, South Korea a few weeks ago, when it’s summer time. Summer is between June to August around which I visited the place. August is Seoul’s hottest month and the temperature goes between 26-35 degrees Celsius, pretty much like mid-summer in the Philippines. Like Japan, […]

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    Café Voi La – Beyond The Usual in Tagaytay
    Posted in: American, Food, Italian, Restaurant

    Deviating from the customary while going beyond the usual food expectations. That how I describe Café Voi La restaurant in Tagaytay. Let me count the ways.  In terms of location, it is not located along the common highway of Alfonso where people customarily head off for lunch or dinner once they hit  Tagaytay. It is actually […]

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    Kanto Freestyle Breakfast – ‘Silog’ In Style
    Posted in: American, Filipino, Food, Restaurant

    When it comes to pleasing the Filipino palatte, one of the safest routes to achieving this would be coming up with ‘silog in the menu: tapsilog (tapa+ sinangag+ ilog), bangsilog (bangus+ sinangag+itlog), longsilog (longganisa+sinangag+itlog), cornsilog (corned beef+sinangag+itlog) and many more variations of dishes siding fried egg and fried rice. The ‘silog dish cuts across all […]

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    GoBear Expands to the Philippines
    Posted in: Events, Lifestyle

    GoBear, Asia’s first and only metasearch engine in insurance and financial products officially launches its presence in the Philippine market in July 2006. Armed with ambitious goal of “disrupting a traditionally convoluted and opaque industry, and make it much more navigable for consumers,” GoBear initially established a foothold in Singapore in 2015, leading the way […]

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    Asus Republic Of Gamers (ROG) Contest
    Posted in: Technology

    Asus Republic Of Gamers (ROG) has a contest that is happening right now here in Manila Majors where in you can have a chance to win a Cerberus Headset and Mouse by simply following the contest mechanics:  1. Like ASUS Republic of Gamers Philippines FB Page. 2. Watch our livestream here -> 3. Guess […]


    The Side Tripper

    “Make sure you don’t take any side trips,” warns Schumler, from a phrase in the 1993 American film Swing Kids. If you are someone who does not have time to lose, then it is better for you to stick to your main agenda, because there is something about side tripping that submerges the soul in experiences that sometimes make you hope that time would stand still, as the experiences they bring can be more impactful than the main trip itself. It is that free flowing agenda, an unexpected sleepover or a detour that has unintentionally brought pleasant surprises. You can live without it, like you can eat a cake without its icing, but your journey may not be as meaningful. If travel is the ‘best medicine for the heart’,* then for me, side trips are secret ingredients to the most memorable travels and other events that can happen in between or off the main route of one’s itineraries. Welcome to Side Tripper, a collection of photographs and blogs about the many side trip adventures of our family and friends. *Source: The Global Commission on Aging and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, in partnership with the U.S. Travel Association (Los Angeles Times, December 17, 2013 by Chris Erskine)

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