Must-watch : A Comedy of Tenors

Are you ready for the coming long weekend? After napping (it was a stressful week!) and checking out the newest resto and bar in the city, watching this funny and entertaining Repertory Philippines is the next best thing to do. Ken Ludwig‘s “A Comedy of Tenors,” a play set in the mid-30s in Paris, draws…

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year (Part 2)

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year! Have you picked out a restaurant for the family to dine in?  In case, you are still looking,  here are 3 more places to welcome the Year of the Earth Dog with family and friends! Marco Polo Ortigas Manila Internationally-awarded, Lung Hin, one of the country’s premier Chinese restaurants, offer…

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year (Part 1)

Its another long weekend! Hooray! For the first time, the whole country will be celebrating the Chinese New Year come February 16 (Friday) as it is now officially a public holiday! It is the perfect time for families to gather together for a lauriat, watch the dragon dance, pick an ampao (money envelope) from the…

Stay Connected and Protect your Marriage

My husband, Adolf, and I will be celebrating our silver wedding anniversary come June this year.  While we have friends who have remained married as long (some longer) as we have, most of them have separated from their original spouses and remarried.  Whenever we were asked to give a talk to would-be couples or couples…

High Fashion, High Tea at Holiday Inn Manila Galleria

  Holiday Inn Manila Galleria (HIMG) surprised me with their fashion show invitation last January.  Oh, wonderful! Not a food event this time!  The hotel apparently partnered with the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines (FDAP) to be the home of their monthly fashion shows! And to kick-off this creative and trend-setting partnership, FDAP and HIMG launched…

Where to go on Valentine’s Day (Part 2)

A dinner would be wonderful for Valentine’s Day but what about a staycation instead? For those who are still looking for more options for Valentine’s Day, check out the offers of Diamond Hotel Philippines (Manila area) and New World Makati Hotel (Makati area) New World Makati Hotel Avail of the Sweet February package to enjoy…

Where to go on Valentine’s Day (Part 1)

Are you ready? Valentine’s day is eight (7)  days away and if you haven’t reserved a place for that romantic lunch or dinner, I have a few suggestions to make. Marco Polo Ortigas Hotel Go for that sweet gesture.  Decadent and beautifully decorated Valentine’s cake, chocolate hearts, pralines, and strawberry tarts are available at Café Pronto….

Have a taste of Manila Life at Terminal 3

My hubby flies in and out of Manila on a weekly basis and recently, he has been complaining of not having a place to work quietly or eat good food. Good thing, Marriott Manila finally opened their own Filipino restaurant inside NAIA Terminal 3.  Aptly called Manila Life, the restaurant celebrates everything good in Pinoy food. Ambiance :  The…

Halloween parties, anyone?

This weekend is set to be a bedlam with little costumed people running and roaming around the villages and commercial establishments.  Most kids these days  are so excited to wear costumes (yes, not just 1!) and have people give them candies and sweet treats as a reward for just being so cute!   And I feel you, parents! This is…

Wine all-you-can for 499 at Romulo’s Cafe

It’s the end-of-the-week and for me, it has been a long, long one. “Thank God, it’s Friday!”   If you happen to be in Jupiter, Makati; Tomas Morato; or Ayala Alabang area by tonight, do drop by Romulo’s Café and enjoy their Wine-All-You-Can at P499 from 530-730pm, Mondays to Fridays. It is the best antidote to…

New menu to celebrate at Applebee’s

I do agree with Applebee’s when they say “There is always something to celebrate!” And it is a perfect excuse to gather ’round the table and feast! Not to be outdone, Applebee’s is just super ready to be the venue for any family or barkada’s (group of friends) eating spree. Check out their new, not…

3 fun things we did in Novotel Manila

Last weekend,  I decided to pack my overnight bag, and with my family, headed to Novotel Manila Araneta Center Hotel.  I anticipated a restful, contemplative weekend for me while my boys were gung-ho to try out all the facilities in the hotel. Here’s how we spent the weekend closeted inside the hotel: Enjoyed our rooms :  we stayed in the Executive Suite and,…