The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the name “Matabungkay” is childhood memories.
If you are more or less my age, living in the Philippines back in the ’80s and early ’90s, it is quite impossible not to know Matabungkay Beach Club. It is one of the most popular and notable destination resorts back then and home to many beautiful memories.
I was invited to visit Matabungkay Beach Hotel a couple of weeks ago to enjoy their recently launched Batangas Food Festival. The moment I stepped in, my first thought was, “Wow! This place is actually still alive and well after all these years!” In fact, the place has improved by leaps and bounds compared to what I used to remember of this nostalgic resort. The Matabungkay Beach Club of old is no more. Now called, Matabungkay Beach Hotel, this sprawling establishment boasts of many facilities and amenities that families and friends will truly enjoy.
No doubt, I will come back with family to experience this beloved place very soon but for now it’s all about their much celebrated Batangas Food Festival — and I was so excited to know more about it.
You see, from October to December 2016, Matabungkay Beach Hotel will be featuring the amazing dishes of the culture-rich province of Batangas through their Batangas Food Festival.
Expect traditional and diversified specialties from Matabungkay Beach Hotel with the expert help of Masflex Ambassador Nancy Reyes-Lumen, as well as Chef Jaja Andal and Chef Popit de Leon.
Friends of mine as well as those who have been following me on social media and on television know that I lost my mother to breast cancer.
Cancer is not new to my family, whether from my side or my wife’s. We both have a history of relatives who have succumbed to this dreaded disease. And while all of us wouldn’t want to meet a similar fate, most of the time it is beyond our control. A huge factor that affects our predisposition to the “Big C” is genetics.My mother getting cancer gives me much reason to be concerned. Here’s the tricky thing, though… while it may be possible for cancer not to manifest in my lifetime, it may still be possible for me to pass on this genetic trait down to my children. The same goes for my wife.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, folks! The holiday season can be felt all over — yes, even the dreaded Christmas rush that comes along with it.
But, hey! Doing your Christmas shopping can also be fun and exciting, especially when you don’t have to be stuck in malls to do them. That’s right! You can grab some really cool Yuletide treats for friends and family while painting the skies red!
AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for eight consecutive years has just unveiled its latest in-flight merchandise catalogue for Christmas featuring the “Sunny Sonny Story Lantern” among other exciting gift items.
The first time I tried Denny’s was during my trip to Guam last year when I joined the Guam Ko’ko Road Race Marathon.
I immediately fell in love with the dishes because, for one thing, the food tastes great. But another reason is because I absolutely enjoy breakfast meals — pancakes, bacon (Oh, God! The BACON!), sausages and eggs!
When it comes to hotels and finding a place where one can have a relaxing getaway, there are tons of options around. But there are only a few that really stand out no matter how brief one’s stay is.
One such place that impressed me a whole lot is the newly opened Somerset Alabang Manila. I had the pleasure of staying here just a couple of weeks ago and I must say, every praise I’ve heard that was said about this establishment is truly well deserved.
Although my stay at Somerset Alabang Manila was very brief (overnight, actually), I made sure to take advantage of the room we stayed in and make the most of the time we had.
It’s happened to me more than once – I’m in one of my teleserye tapings and some of the scenes that I’m included in are spread out really far apart… or I’m holed up in a vehicle bored out of my wits during a really daunting roadtrip. So, what does one do during these loooong […]
A month after getting an iPad Mini, only now have we actually fitted our device with protective casing. I guess my wife wanted to savor its “commando look” before pimping it up with a much needed cover. Can’t blame us… you know how handsome these Apple gadgets are especially when struttin’ it around in all […]
Health & Fitness
Not all fried chickens are created equal. Some deliciously blow your mind and some are just… meh. Fortunately, a quick visit to Hot Star Large Fried Chicken turned out to be a pleasantly huge surprise. You see… most fried chicken joints offer flavorful chicken but just like beauty, pardon the pun, its taste turns out […]
The Vikings are ready to conquer the Queen City of the South! Check out my pre-opening visit to Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant Cebu to try unique dishes.
Lack of focus and stress are some of the terrible effects of being hungry while stuck in traffic. Thank God for the Snickers Don’t Drive Hungry initiative!
I went to the recently held Manila International Auto Show 2016 and realized that through BPI Family Auto Loan, our dream cars are actually within reach!
If food is the way to a man’s heart… then being with my wife has taught me that the way to a woman’s heart (apart from the obvious – diamonds and flowers) is through shoes and bags. But getting my wife a pair of shoes is quite tricky for me. I could never seem to […]
Earlier today. With a fever and a bad stomach… Reading my lines during traffic stops while driving to the set of GMA-7’s afternoon teleserye, “Mga Basang Sisiw”.
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 […]
What ignites your heart and calls out to your soul to set off and see the world? Perhaps to escape from the monotony of everyday life. Maybe to give you a better understanding of the world around you. Travel has always been a remedy for a restless heart and a teacher of life that touches […]
Visiting Penang, Malaysia anytime soon? Consider staying at Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang. You won’t regret it. Check out my recent experience here.