Monthly Archives April 2014

[Review] A Steak Affair at Liberty New York Steakhouse (UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City)

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Review: Liberty New York Steakhouse, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

Who can resist the call of steaks? When the opportunity presents itself to have a steak, it’s never a good idea to refuse. After all, how often do you get to enjoy a good serving of well-aged beef meat grilled to perfection?

I was invited to dine in the newly opened Liberty New York Steakhouse at UP Town Center in Quezon City...

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First Food Photography Mobile App OpenSnap Now In the Philippines!

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Food lovers, rejoice! OpenSnap is now in the Philippines!

Love taking photos of your food? Then OpenSnap is just the mobile application for you!

Many of us foodies have developed the habit of snapping a photo or two of our food before we savor and devour these dishes. Not only that, but the habit of making these photos social and sharing them with our network of friends has easily become the trend...

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[Review] Bone and Barrel Bistro Libis (Eastwood Mall, Quezon City)

Bone and Barrel Bistro

Bone and Barrel Bistro, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City

Despite being launched in October 2013, Bone and Barrel Bistro is a relatively new player in the foodie district of Eastwood, Libis. The two-floor restaurant and bar takes pride in its bestsellers, which include tapas, steaks, and bulalos. The restaurant is managed by the Red Crab Group of Companies that popularized Boodle Feasts from Blackbeard’s Seafood Island in 2005.


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Inside Bone and Barrel Bistro, Eastwood, Quezon City


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[Review] Loud Basstard Crimson Passive Amplifier

Loud Basstard Passive Sound Amplifier (Php 1, 190)

I’ve been eyeing the Loud Basstard since it was released in the market. Yup, that’s a pretty long time, considering that they started producing these babies in 2012. Known as a passive sound amplifier, but commonly mistaken for a speaker, the Loud Basstard is made of natural organic bamboo organically treated to perfection.

Brains behind the passive sound amplifier hails from the Queen City of the South, Cebu, making the Loud Basstard 100% Pino...

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[Review] Grillery Bar and Restaurant (Granada St., San Juan)

Grillery Bar and Restaurant located at Granada St., San Juan City is an unexpected jewel in the middle of the city. It gives off an ambiance that you would feel easy to find comfort in, perfect if you’re looking for a bar for a night-out with friends or some alone time with a cold glass of beer. It’s also not very difficult to find, accessible from Greenhills with a ten to fifteen-minute ride and a short walk.

Chicken Ala Kiev (Php 250)


Fun fact to start the ball rolling on the discussion ...

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[Photoblog / Shoot] Muse of Nature

If he doesn’t chase you when you walk away, keep walking.

Muses of Nature Series
Photography: Louie Anne Therese Garcia
Makeup / Styling / Post-processing: Hana Abello
Model: Hana Abello
Special Thanks to Dox de la Cruz for the awesome pointers and assists during the shoot

This is my first shoot in decades, so please be kind. I’m not used to being in front of the cameras, as I’m almost always either the one shooting or doing the makeup...

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Tagged! Nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award

So Roch of tagged me with a nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award, and I just had to take part. It’s a great exercise to get people sharing more about themselves, and give the blog a personal touch (if it isn’t personal enough!) If you want to take part in the tag, simply follow the rules below:

1. Post a picture of the Sunshine Award

2. Link back to the blogger who nominated you
3. Share 11 random facts about yourself

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[Review] Green Bean Organic Coffee Company (Hotel H2O, Manila Ocean Park)

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Green Bean Organic Coffee Company at Hotel H2O, Manila Ocean Park

It was my first time hearing about Green Bean Organic Coffee Company when Kenny introduced me to it during our visit at Manila Ocean Park. I was in the dark how organic coffee was different from my usual brewed or 3-in-1 and what the hype was all about. It turns out that many of us coffee drinkers have been missing out on the good that is organic coffee all along.

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Php 75 for a cup of coffee voted as number one Artisanal Food Find ...

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Manila Ocean Park’s Liquid Pool & Lounge + Eat All You Can Buffet

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Manila Ocean Park’s Liquid Pool & Lounge (Photos by Mac Vasquez)

Another feature of Manila Ocean Park we got to enjoy during our visit last Thursday was the Liquid Pool and Lounge. The Liquid Pool and Lounge boasts of an outdoor jacuzzi and an indoor swimming pool perfect for summer! The pools are not very big, but it’s spacious enough to enjoy a good swim in. Kianna, Brent, and I spent a lot of time cooling ourselves off in the pool.

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Liquid Pool & Lounge Buffet + Outdoor Jacuzzi

Aside from that...

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Unforgettable Mermaid Swimming Experience at Manila Ocean Park

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Unforgettable Mermaid Swimming Experience at Manila Ocean Park

I am speaking for many girls when I say this: a lot of us want to experience becoming a mermaid. With the childhood influences of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and the more recent mermaid-inspired TV series airing on TV prime time, just dressing up as a mermaid is already half the dream. Learning to glide on water with a tail in place of legs is the other half.

When I was given the opportunity to try out the Mermaid Swimming Classes a...

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