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January 21, 2017

CRYSTAL DRAGON: Chinese New Year Abundant Feast! @CityofDreamsPH

by Abigail Javellana

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City of Dreams Manila ushers in the Lunar New Year with an abundant feast prepared by Crystal Dragon's culinary artisan, Chinese Chef Chan Koo Kee. Embark on a gastronomic journey with each chosen dishes signifying good luck, good fortune, and happiness.

As the Year of the Rooster unfolds, enjoy their culinary offers from January 16 to February 11 with loved ones and business partners.

Crystal Dragon
Upper Ground Floor Crown Towers, Tower 1 Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue Brgy.Tambo, Paranaque City
Website: www.cityofdreamsmanila.com/restaurants/crystal-dragon
Email: CrystalDragon@cod-manila.com , guestservices@cod-manila.com
Telephone: 800-8080

Related Blog Post: CHINESE NEW YEAR MANILA 2017: WHERE TO CELEBRATE CNY WITH THE FAMILY?! 

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January 20, 2017

MANG INASAL: What we think about @IamMangInasal's Pinoy Halo Halo?

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We recently had a taste test session of Mang Inasal Pinoy favorites and its Pinoy Halo-Halo with respected chefs.


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It's always fun eating with these funny chefs: Chef Boy Logro, Chef Rosebud Benitez, and Chef Sandy Daza together with Pam Cortez of Pepper.PH.

Here's what we like at Mang Inasal and what we think about the Pinoy Halo-Halo ...

 

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January 19, 2017

Sustainable Seafood Week PH: Addressing the Issue of Responsible Seafood Sourcing One Plate at a Time!

by Abigail Javellana

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Sustainable Seafood Week Philippines shows how Philippine stakeholders including the hospitality industry, civil society groups, businesses, and government can work hand in hand to build public awareness on the issue of responsible seafood sourcing and how critical it is for the seafood industry to act in response to the rapid depletion of the ocean’s resources.

The week-long celebration and learning event starts from Feb 20-26 with more organizations participating this year...

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February 20- 26, 2017
Facebook: SustainableSeaoodWeekph

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January 18, 2017

IRON MAN EXPERIENCE & STAR WARS TAKEOVER: Hong Kong Disneyland is Now for Boys this 2017!

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Last time we went to Hong Kong Disneyland with the boys, my eldest, Aidan, commented that "Disneyland is for Girls." He thought the place was Princess-centric and they couldn't even buy anything from the stores. It became an internal joke among my sons but that is about to change.

I'm excited to bring them back this 2017. With the addition of the Iron Man Experience, the World's first Marvel-themed ride in Disneyland, and the Star Wars takeover of Tomorrowland, Hongkong Disneyland is now for boys! 

Here's a complete guide on how to plan your own awesome trip...

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DAMNAK LOUNGE: The Best Khmer and French Restaurant in Siem Reap? @damnaklounge

by Sean Nolan

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Damnak Lounge is considered to be the best Fine Dining restaurants in Siem Reap.  The menu celebrates the marriage of the bold spices of Khmer Cusine with the finesse of French cooking techniques.   

In a city that is flooded with millions of tourist a year, mediocrity amongst restaurants can be a big problem. All too often tourist may visit a popular restaurant expecting the best gastronomic feast they ever had, or at least, a taste of authentic local cuisine.  Sadly that isn't always the case.  

 

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Damnak Lounge, however, is one of those restaurants that will meet any food lovers expectations.  We were blown away by the quality of the food they served and the passion that went into every dish.

If you ever find yourself visiting Siem Reap and want good quality Khmer Cusine, we recommend giving Damnak Lounge a try. 

 
DAMNAK LOUNGE
1st Floor
Lotus Blanc Resort,
National Road 6, Kruos Village,
Siem Reap, The Kingdom of Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 965 557
Email: info@damnak.com
Facebook: @damnak

 

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January 17, 2017

Our Awesome Travel Moments of 2016!

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2016 was an awesome year for Team Our Awesome Planet! From out of the country destinations to discovering more of what our beautiful Philippines has to offer, it was indeed a year full of many wonderful memories!

Here's a look-back at what each team member found memorable and why...

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January 16, 2017

Chinese New Year Manila 2017: Where to Celebrate CNY with the Family?!

by Abigail Javellana

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Welcome, the Year of the Fire Rooster as Manila Chinatown will be loud, colorful and full of dragons! Chinatown and hotels will be once again be filled with decorations, dancers, and fireworks to usher in the new year!

So if you're looking for a delicious meal or join in the party, here's a list of where to celebrate your Chinese New Year in Manila...

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PHARE The Cambodian Circus: Changing Lives One Show At A Time! @PhareCircus

by Sean Nolan

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Phare: The Cambodian Circus is a mixture of theater, modern dance, and acrobatics, expertly choreographed to tell a captivating story which combines Cambodian folklore and history into a show for all ages.     

Eight different programs  are rotated monthly. We were fortunate enough to catch Influence. A story about survival, domination, manipulation, and ultimately – redemption. 

 

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The history behind Phare and its inception is one of the more, amazing aspects of this incredible social enterprise.  Shortly after the Fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1994, a handful of Cambodian refugees found their way home and founded Phare Ponleu Selpak, an NGO School of the Arts in Battambang Cambodia.

Around twelve hundred students each year, receive free public education from kindergarten to 12th grade. There is also free Professional Level Arts training in dance, music, theater, animation, graphic design, illustration, painting, and circus.

The Circus launched 3 years ago as a means for PPS to help generate income, provide employment for graduates, and share Cambodian/Khmer Culture.  

We were amazed at the creativity and talent of the performers and surprised at how funny and powerful the story was. We encourage anyone visiting Siem Reap to make the time and experience Phare. 

 

PHARE: The Cambodian Circus
Phare Circus Ring Road, south of the intersection  Sok San Road,
Siem Reap, The Kingdom of Cambodia
Email: info@pharecircus.org
Ticketing: ticketing@pharecircus.org
Phone: +855 (0) 15 499 480 & +855 (0) 92 225 320
Facebook: Phare The Cambodian Circus
Instagram: @pharethecambodiancircus 

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