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    A First Look at Canon’s EOS 5D Mark IV
    Posted in: Events, Technology

    Camera leader Canon recently introduced the newest addition to its popular EOS 5D series through the EOS 5D Mark IV. This latest model promises professional photographers and filmmakers of a stellar performance and speed to deliver captivating narratives in both still and video formats because it is equipped with a 30.4 megapixel full-frame high-sensitivity sensor […]

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    Happy Tummy – Ketchup Food Community Baguio
    Posted in: Places

    During my most recent trip to Baguio together with my family, we had ‘must see sights’ in our list and they included places that we have tried and tested to make our long-drive to this summer capital worthwhile. On the other hand, seeing this place surrounded by new eating establishments also prompted us to give […]

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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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    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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