Tagaytay is one place I never grow tired of visiting. It’s one of the best escape destinations that isn’t too far from Manila, making it easily accessible and convenient to travel to.
Apart from its pleasant climate, scenic Taal Lake and Volcano, and mouthwatering bulalo, I recently discovered a new restaurant that has given me more reason to keep on returning to Tagaytay — Amacena at One Tagaytay Place Hotel.
Amacena is an incredibly cozy and easygoing restaurant that boasts of a great selection of dishes carefully concocted and prepared by Executive Chef Luigi Muhlach. If his name sounds familiar, then you’re probably an ‘80s kid. Luigi Muhlach used to go by his childhood name — Igi Boy — a household name back in the day when his showbiz parents (and good friends of mine), Aga Muhlach and Janice de Belen, used to mention his name regularly on television.
Ice cream parlors are a dime a dozen all over the metro. It’s easy to find a place that can easily give you a quick fix when you’re craving for something cold, creamy and sweet.
But when you really want to take your appreciation of ice cream to a whole new level, nothing could possibly come close to the newly opened Freezer Burn at Bonifacio High Street, BGC.
Freezer Burn is Tasteless Group’s newest concept ice cream store. In case you aren’t aware, Tasteless Group happens to be the company behind popular (and successful) establishments such as Hole in the Wall, Scout’s Honor, Fowl Bread, Le Petit Souffle, and much more.
It’s a great time for Indian cuisine lovers.
The Cafe at Hyatt City of Dreams Manila is currently having a spectacular showcase of Indian dishes from now until July 24th called the Road to Gurgaon.
Two spreads at their buffet area are dedicated to the amazing flavorful Indian dishes created by Guest Chef Ajith Kumar of the Hyatt Regency Gurgaon, New Delhi, whom they flew in just for this occasion.
Just recently, I had one of the most unique staycations that has left me completely refreshed and rejuvenated.
Typical staycations that are meant to be a means to escape and de-stress are usually spent in hotels and resorts. There’s nothing wrong with that. I love those kinds of getaways… In fact, my family and I regularly do this kind of activity because it’s great.
But one of my more recent “escapes” proved to be extra special not only because of the incredible experience it provided but also the undeniable positive effect it had on me and my wife.
You see, I recently had the pleasure of spending 2 days (overnight stay) at Nurture Wellness Village to enjoy a different kind of getaway… one that involved a kind of sleepover that was new to me — Glamping!
It’s a common concern among mobile users and a question we normally ask ourselves — “How much data have I consumed already?”
It’s normal for us to be cautious and watchful of our consumed data because we don’t want to end up using more than necessary or going beyond our allotted budget. But up until now, it’s been quite difficult to look for an application that can accurately keep track of our mobile data usage.
Globe realizes this need which is the very reason they have finally come up with an app that will not only keep our usage in check, but provide so much more than that.
Introducing Globe SWITCH!
What better way to celebrate the launch of Acer Philippines’ newest phone – the Acer Liquid Zest – than through an amazing #TooZesty party in Boracay!
Every now and then I’d like to surprise myself by using a variety of smartphones which I consider to be standouts in the market. It’s a great way to gauge the development of technology and the beauty of competition. One particular standout that I have recently started playing with up until now and couldn’t get […]
Storage, storage, storage. It’s one thing that we gadget geeks can never get enough of. Well, that and battery power of course. Here’s the thing folks… as our devices get better and better and as the cameras of our smartphones are constantly upgraded with better sensors and higher megapixel capabilities, the file sizes of our […]
Health & Fitness
The past few weeks have been very taxing for me. A string of events here and there, plus I had to finish a good number of songs on my workstation at home for a couple of clients. All these commitments and important deadlines have cost me much needed sleep. I feared so much that my […]
Summer is just around the corner. Gyms are packed with people getting their bodies ready for the beach and some fun under the sun. Of course, working out and lifting weights are great and all, but there are a couple of things one can additionally do in order to hasten the shedding of fat and […]
Sleeplessness or lack of sleep. Whichever of these two keeps you company at night, the negative effects to one’s body are the same such as advanced ageing and a weak immune system. In my line of work, whether blogging until the wee hours of the morning, staying up from morning till next morning for a […]
Amacena by Chef Luigi Muhlach is the only reason you need to visit Tagaytay! This restaurant located at One Tagaytay Place Hotel serves outstanding dishes!
If you’re looking to tickle your palate with something incredibly different yet delightful, then head over to Freezer Burn at Bonifacio High Street, BGC.
The Road to Gurgaon Indian Food Festival at The Cafe of Hyatt City of Dreams Manila is one spectacular celebration of Bollywood proportions. Don’t miss it!
Seven of the best bartenders in Metro Manila, one winner, and one amazingly good time filled with music and amazing drinks. It’s La Maison Cointreau 2016!
Desperate times call for desperate measures. I couldn’t help but recall this saying as I quietly observe the latest developments on the ongoing (and never ending) telco war. As of late, I just noticed that Sun Cellular has been quite forward on its attacks against Globe Telecom. They seem to have been making not-so-subtle snipes […]
I recently had a short but very sweet staycation down south at Acacia Hotel Manila. It was my first time to experience this fairly established fixture right smack at the heart of Alabang, Muntinlupa City. And since staycations always make me feel like a kid again, this particular occasion was no different. I was just as […]
There is a reason why “Shelter” is one of the three basic (and important) human needs with “food” and “clothing” being the other two. Apart from the obvious reason of providing protection from the weather, shelter gives tangibility to a person’s notion of a home – a physical manifestation, so to speak. It is a […]
Do you love burgers like I do? Well, what if I told you that you can enjoy awesome tasting, juicy burgers while helping a wonderful foundation uplift the lives of countless Filipinos all around the country? You actually can… and I encourage you to do so! Together with the amazing people of Burger Company, I […]
I recently experienced glamping at Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay and it turned out to be one of the best staycations I’ve ever had. Find out why.
The diversity in ethnicity, religion and culture in Penang — particularly in George Town — is what makes this place a huge draw to tourists and travelers seeking great tasting offerings. This popular place is undoubtedly every foodie’s wonderland. It’s an incredible place where contasting flavors collide, matched with the amazing ambiance of Chinatown. Here, […]
Have you ever traveled and realized half-way to your destination that you wished you brought along something? Or perhaps forgot an important travel essential? I’m pretty sure it’s happened to the best of us. Well, regardless if you accidentally left something at home that you wished you had with you during your trip, or if […]
I’m a huge fan of Grab. Whether it’s GrabCar, GrabTaxi, GrabExpress, GrabBike or GrabHeli. There really is no downside to any of Grab’s services and I’m sure those who have also experienced its convenience will easily agree with me. In case you’re one of those who still take the cab more often than GrabTaxi, allow […]
I just wanna greet all my readers and visitors a very merry Christmas. Hope your holiday is as wacky as the dance of our family on the video below… well, sort of. Enjoy! Merry Christmas to all and may everyone have a bigger and better 2014 ahead. Cheers!
Using my “Urinal Jedi Force” here at F1 Hotel Manila’s comfort room. Hehehe…
Saleslady: Bili na po kayo. 700.00 lang. Buy one, take one! Me: Talaga? Buy one, take one? Saleslady: Opo! Pero kung isang item lang ang gusto ninyo, ok lang. 350.00 pag isang item lang. *facepalm!*