Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Samba's Bartender Series: Tiki Maestro Daniele Dalla Pola

Samba is one of my favorite places to hang out and unwind whenever I’m in Manila. Its chill ambiance and superb food makes it a great place for a night cap. And just when I thought it was already perfect, I was proven otherwise.

Hello again, Samba.
I usually visit Samba during night time as I visit the place with R who has to beat EDSA traffic. So it was refreshing for me to drop by in the afternoon where I could fully enjoy the beauty of Shangri-La at the Fort’s pool. And I was in for a treat when I was spoiled by Tiki Maestro, Daniele Dalla Pola. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Skin Lifestyle: Radiance Aesthetic Center

I usually look forward to my birthday as it means being extra loved for a day. But after hitting 25, I see it as a reminder that more wrinkles will appear. My unhealthy lifestyle where I run with barely any sleep doesn't help me too with my goal of getting stuck at a certain age, skin-wise. And despite religiously applying moisturizer day and night, it never addressed my dull and dry skin. But thanks to skin technological advancement, I might have found a solution. 

Hello, Radiance Aesthetic Center.  
Like most skin clinics, Radiance Aesthetic Center offers wide range of skin solutions. But one thing I noticed from having a quick chat with its owner and clinic dermatologist, Dr. Trix Castañeda, is that Radiance Aesthetic Center meticulously look for equipment and new skin solutions that are effective, pain-free and cost efficient.

Monday, February 26, 2018

BGC Just Got Darker: BLK 513 is now in Bonifacio High Street

Something dark and black has entered BGC and I love it! In case you haven't heard, BLK 513 is now in Bonifacio High Street!

Hello, BLK 513!
It has been a very long time since I visited BLK 513. If I'm not mistaken, the last time I've been to a BLK 513 branch was two years back. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

McDonald's Fish & Fries is back!

Something British is back in Manila and no, I'm not talking about One Direction. I'm talking about something yummy (or yummier if you think those guys are yummy too) and dear ol' Ronald McDonald is the man behind it.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Restaurant Favorite: Chili's

Chili's has been a classic go to place for burgers, chicken fingers and milkshakes. It is one of the places R and I first shared a meal together and we had really good memories there. And this is why hearing its name never fails to make me smile. But Chili's came up with something that made me grin even bigger and that has something to do with their new offerings that have more Asian flair to it. 

Hello, Chili's!
Our favorite chili came up with more delectable dishes this year with its Tender Bites and Texas Two Step dishes which are designed to be more Asian which is a new addition to its Southern American cuisine.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

No more Secrets: Clara International Skin and Body Centre

What is your darkest secret? It is definitely something one cannot easily share, or at least while sober. But don't you just hate having to hide it all the time or being on guard? It is one of my goals this year to be free of having this unnecessary burden and thankfully, I found a way to break away from it. 

Hello, Clara International Skin and Body Centre.
Tucked inside Sunshine Boulevard Plaza along Quezon Avenue lies this Malaysia-born skin center that has been enhancing its clients beauty naturally for over a decade. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

First Sip: Versus Barcade

Tired of the normal night out with friends where all you do is drink, chat and maybe dance (when someone gets overboard in alcohol)? What if I tell you that there's a new bar in town that could make your mundane night a little bit funner? Hint: Barcade. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

First Bite: ¡OYE! Tapas & Grill

Is it just me or there is a crazy number of restaurants opening here and there? I used to be able to keep up with the new store openings within my area but I couldn't keep up anymore with the rate it's going. But I prioritize those I've been itching to try and one of the new restaurants I spotted a few weeks back is this tapas place in Uptown Bonifacio.

Hello, ¡OYE! Tapas & Grill!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

First Bite: Shangri-La Finest Chinese Cuisine

Celebrating Chinese New Year has been deeply ingrained in our culture. We'd see non-Chinese families also welcoming the Lunar new year by feasting on Chinese delicacies,  cheering during the Dragon Dance and elaborate fireworks displays and handing ampaos to the little ones. Such strong obervance led to the said celebration to be declared a special non-working holiday since 2012. And there is no better way to spend this day than to indulge in some classic Chinese favorites.

Hello, Shangri-La Finest Chinese Cuisine.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Be More Imaginative with Toblerone this Valentine's Day

I still remember those younger years when I dream of being pampered by my prince charming with flowers, balloons and all those grand gestures to show his affections. But as I grow older, I become more and more practical and I found myself telling R not to buy me anything inedible. Defining myself as a scrooge would be too harsh as I still enjoy other forms of gifts. And my favorite to date is when R prepared a lovely steak dinner for us in Tagaytay. But with us being so busy these past months, we could barely even celebrate each others birthdays. Thankfully, a thoughful brand came up with an easy yet thoughtful way for us to express our love.

Hello, Toblerone Valentine's Limited Edition Sleeves!

Monday, February 12, 2018

First Bite:, Hotel Jen Manila

Most of us usually shy away from dining in hotels thinking that  its food would be out of the budget. However, the more I explore, the more I realize that these hotel restaurants offer dishes and set menus that I find value for money. Though it may still be a bit more expensive compared to restaurants elsewhere, one thing I like about dining in hotels is that I am assured of, at the very least, good service. But I recently discovered a hotel restaurant that offers good food at reasonable prices. 

This inviting restaurant and café is located at the ground floor of Hotel Jen Manila which was formerly known as Traders Hotel. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

First Bite: 24 Chicken Delivery Manila

Most of us try to be better versions of ourselves come the start of the new year. I've had several new year's resolutions but most if not all end up in the bin. And after several years of making new goals, I decided to make this year's resolutions more realistic and attainable. And one of my goals this 2018 is to be more exposed to new flavors, primarily spicy food. Now is the time to try that spicy chicken

Hello, 24 Chicken Delivery Manila.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Jollibee's famous Burger Steak got more Pinoy!

Jollibee has undeniably become part of Filipino culture and lifestyle. We all know Chicken Joy, its langhap-sarap burgers and Burger Steak oozing with mushroom gravy sauce which redefined how we enjoy burger patty. And just when I thought Jollibee cannot go even more Pinoy, it released a new item that tickled my taste buds with glee.

Hello, Jollibee Pinoy BBQ Burger Steak!
Just before Jollibee released its new tear-jerking shorts, it launched something for the tummy-- new burger steak flavor! 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Restaurant Love: Paradise Dynasty is now in Podium!

I have been a big fan of Paradise Dynasty ever since they opened in S'Maison. However, the distance has been an issue for me and it was like having a long distance relationship with the xiao long bao that stole my heart from another restaurant known for it. But love moves mountains and Paradise Dynasty finally opened a new branch closer to home. 

Hello, Paradise Dynasty.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

An Exquisite Lunar New Year Spread at Lung Hin

Looking for a place to spend Chinese New Year could be a daunting task especially with the growing number of restaurants offering spectacular special menus. But if you want a good view of the city to go with your Yusheng, then there is one place in town that would be very hard to beat.
Hello, Lung Hin

Monday, February 5, 2018

Foodie Alert: Yellow Cab celebrates World Pizza Week

Remember when Yellow Cab had the brilliant idea of holding an Unli Pizza promo? Well, It's back and it is going to make World Pizza Day even better. 

Hello, Yellow Cab.
Yellow Cab began to share with Filipinos a slice of New York back in 2001 with its first branch in Makati Avenue and it has continued to expand nationwide with over 100 branches to date. Such number proves how much Filipinos love its pizza (with perhaps a side of Charlie Chan).