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March 02, 2017

Naturally Peninsula: ChangeMakers Dinner Event & What Happens Next @ThePeninsulaMNL #HealthyHelping

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We get invited to a lot of dinner events in Manila, but I was not expecting this kind of gathering of like-minded individuals in a different kind of networking.

I thought it was a PR event but it was not. You could sense that the intentions were sincere--to make a difference, promote sustainability, and help each other out.

Here's a photo essay of the Sustainability Networking Dinner hosted by Janice Lao at The Peninsula Manila...

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February 28, 2017

HAKODATE: 7 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Hakodate, Hokkaido!

 by Abigail Javellana

Goryakaku Area

Let's explore charming Hakodate, home to beautiful sceneries, historical sites, hot springs and delicious food. It continuously inspires visitors with its natural beauty that goes hand in hand with its history and urban charm.

Here are my top 7 favorite places in Hakodate...

Hakodate Series:
HAKODATE: 7 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Hakodate, Hokkaido!
HAKODATE FOOD TRIP: WHAT AND WHERE TO EAT?
Hakodate Asaichi (Morning Market): Hokkaido Crab, Tuna, Squid, and Seafood Galore!
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse: Romantic Charm of Hakodate's Bay Area!
MOUNT HAKODATE: "Glimmering Jewelry Box" Night View from Mt. Hakodate!
LUCKY PIERROT: HAKODATE'S NO.1 BURGER CHAIN!

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Malasimbo 2017: Celebrate Arts, Culture and Music Sustainably @MalasimboFest

by Pau Naz

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The worlds musical greats are coming to the Philippines once again for a celebration of arts music and culture in Malasimbo!

On its 7th year now, the most sustainable of its kind, the annual contemporary international music festival welcomes 2017 with a strengthened and more solidified purpose. 

MALASIMBO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Festival Date: March 10-12
Email: info@malasimbofestival.com / ltparpan@gmail.com
Website: www.malasimbofestival.com
Facebook: Malasimbofestival
Instagram: @malasimbofestival

Buy Tickets (click HERE)

MALASIMBO 2016 Series:
Malasimbo: A Backstage Pass To The Beautiful Mindoro Island! @MalasimboFest 2016
MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016
- WANDERLAND 2014 Hangover! #TakeMeBackToWanderland @wanderlandfest

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February 26, 2017

WONDERFRUIT: A Weekend of Thainess in a Dazzling Display of Lights, Food, Music and Arts! @Wonderfruitfest

by: Juanico Fernandez 

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Wonderfruit is a 4-day International festival that celebrates music, arts, wellness and adventure in an incredible set piece location that looks something straight out of a movie set.

 

Annually held in Pattaya, Thailand, the ecologically-conscious festival centers around Life itself while at the same time promotes overall positivity and social responsibility towards nature.

 

WONDERFRUIT
The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, Thailand
Website: www.wonderfruitfestival.com
E-mail: info@wonderfruitfestival.com
Facebook: @wondefruitfest
Instagram: @wonderfruitfestival
Next Event: December 2017 

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February 25, 2017

HAKODATE Food Trip: What and Where to Eat?!

by Abigail Javellana

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Come and discover Hakodate in Hokkaido. Known as the "City of Gourmet Food," it is overflowing with mouthwatering eats--from freshly caught seafood and excellent sashimi, to Japanese pub fare, shio ramen, and various specialty desserts.

Their fatty salmon and tuna, sweet hairy and king crab, and amazing squid sashimi are among what tourists from Japan and overseas always rave about while here. You'll surely be impressed by the taste and freshness of their seafood!

Check out our guide on what to eat and drink when you’re in Hakodate, Hokkaido...

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February 24, 2017

WANDERLAND 2017: Wildest Wanderland Festival Yet (March 4)! @wanderlandfest

by CK Santos

The Paper Kites - Magic Liwanag

From being an out of this world experience with Death Cab For Cutie, Bon Iver, The Naked and Famous, and so much more, this year they are giving something that will awaken your animal instincts with Wanderland Jungle.

A yearly tradition, and already known as the biggest indie music & arts festival, Wanderland is surely to make an even bigger comeback this year.

 

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For its 5th year (yes, we've come a long way), Karpos Multimedia is taking wanderers to even greater heights - with 3 stages (Wanderland Stage, Globe Stage and Jungle Stage) and a new venue (Filinvest City Event Grounds Alabang).

They are bringing in new faces, such as...

Wanderland Festival 2017
March 4,2017
Filinvest City Event Grounds Alabang
Website: www.wanderlandfestival.com/
Facebook: wanderlandfest
Instagram: @wanderlandfest
Twitter: wanderlandfest

Wanderland x OAP Series:
 Wanderland 2016: Out of This World Music Festival Experience (Photo Essay)
 Awesome Camping Experience at Wanderland Festival 2015! (Photo Essay)
 WANDERLAND 2014 Hangover! #TakeMeBackToWanderland @wanderlandfest

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February 23, 2017

Bambanti Festival 2017: The Pride Of Isabela (Photo Essay)

Bambanti Festival is the official festival of the Province of Isabela.  Held annually in the month of January, the award-winning festival has become a key factor in helping to build a cultural identity for the residences of Isabela.   

People flock from all corners of Isabela to celebrate their rich agricultural heritage in song-and-dance, and a little friendly competition.     


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The festival derives its name from the Ilocano word for "scarecrow", and the Bambanti have become the iconic symbol for the farming communities of Isabela.  Its meaning is emblematic of the historic ties farmers have with scarecrows and their crops, and represent the diligence and resoluteness of the people of Isabel.   

Festivities start on the 23rd of January, culminating in a show-stopping extravaganza on the 28th.

Bambanti Festival
Bambanti Village 
Provincial Capitol Grounds
Ilagan City, Isabela Philippines

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