In the 1960’s, many citizens of Makati would associate the 6749 Ayala Avenue address with the Gilarmi Apartments, the first serviced apartment building in the country. Established in 1962 by Virgilio Hilario, he named the building after his son Gil, and his Miss Universe beauty pageant winning wife, Armi Kuusela. Their level of service was famous all throughout the city, and arguably Asia.
Today, Discovery Primea stands in the same spot as Gilarmi Apartments once rose, and upholds its name and legacy of fine service in Makati at The Gilarmi Lounge. The hotel’s lobby lounge offers various styles and brews of coffee, high tea, cocktails, draught beer and Filipino-inspired bar fare.
The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea is an ideal venue for intimate groups. The lounge presents patrons with an unparalleled experience of Ayala Avenue through floor to ceiling windows and live piano music, while enjoying a wide variety of coffee or TWG loose leaf teas from 7AM to 11PM daily.
Here’s something to excite you and make you want to drop by The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea sooner than later…
For a limited time only, The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea will offer the “The Gilarmi Sunset” promotion from 5PM to 8PM, Mondays through Sundays. For only Php 595++, guests will be able to enjoy two glasses of Stella Artois Draft Beer and their choice of Modern Filipino bar chow, among Grilled Chicken Wings Inasal, Smoked Bangus Spring Rolls, “Sisig sa Riles” with Chili-Soy, Calamansi and Soft-Poached Egg, and Grilled Tuna Brochettes with Crispy Chili Garlic.
Globe just keeps getting better and better. I may sound like a broken record time and time again. But, hey… what can I do? It’s true! Globe does keep getting better and better.
Just when you thought Globe has pulled out all possible surprises out of their sleeve, here they are again, seemingly besting previous awesome treats for their loyal customers.
If you were following my Instagram account, you probably would have caught wind of it the moment it was revealed since I was at The Eye Green Sun in Makati during Globe Telecom’s huge announcement.
In a move that is sure to delight kids and kids at heart, Globe proudly told the public that they are once again enhancing the Filipino digital lifestyle experience with a comprehensive and multi-year collaboration with The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia).
If I were to retire in the future, and if circumstances would permit, I’d like my wife and I to settle in Tagaytay.
Just like Baguio, Tagaytay is a place that has always been close to my heart. And since Baguio is too far from the metro, it doesn’t seem to fit into my criteria of ideal retirement places.
Tagaytay on the other hand is likewise located away from the metropolis but still conveniently close to it in case heading back there is required.
And though retirement is still far from my mind, that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the wonderful attractions, delicious delicacies and pleasant climate that Tagaytay is known for.
Whenever my family and I want to get away and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, Tagaytay is always top of mind. It’s the perfect place to temporarily disconnect from the daily grind and recharge.
One of the best places to stay at to fully immerse yourselves with everything beautiful and breathtaking about Tagaytay is none other than “Taal Vista Hotel”.
My family, together with a few of my balikbayan in-laws had the wonderful opportunity to spend a couple of days at Taal Vista Hotel. And since some of my in-laws have been away from the Philippines for more than 10 years, it was all the more fitting that we stayed at a place in Tagaytay that was familiar to them and easily recognizable.
True enough, the moment we arrived at Taal Vista Hotel, it immediately made my in-laws feel at home… perhaps in part because the place is very homey and also due to the fact that its distinguishable facade hasn’t changed throughout the years, offering older folks a hint of nostalgia.
Pru Life UK salutes every Pinoy fighter by bringing the “Fight of the Century” to Bantayan Island, Cebu and 7 other communities
The Filipino spirit is undeniable.
People from all walks of life the world over have seen the resiliency, strength and positivity Pinoys are known to possess regardless of whatever challenge lies ahead.
This admirable character is perhaps never more evident, in my opinion, than when Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) hit our country just a couple of years back.
The devastation this super typhoon left in its wake has been incomprehensible to the eyes of the world.. and yet, apart from the grief and pain that the international community have witnessed, they have also seen how strong our people are even when faced with seemingly insurmountable trials.
We fall. We pick ourselves up. And we fight. Again. We never say, “enough”… and we hardly complain. We just play with the cards dealt us and we press on.
Manny Pacquiao best symbolizes this incredible spirit that is innate in every Filipino. His struggle as a youth and the will power and persistence to fight on may be one of the reasons why we are drawn to him and his inspiring rags-to-riches story. When Manny fights, the entire nation stops on its tracks and… even for just a moment, all our problems are forgotten… politics and differences are set aside and we are suddenly, once again, a united people.
One of the many places still struggling to pick themselves up from the wrath of super typhoon Yolanda is Bantayan Island in Cebu. This place was one of the worst-hit islands in the country when super typhoon Yolanda struck the country in November 2013, claiming more than 6,000 lives. After almost two years since the destruction, the island, together with the affected provinces in the Central Visayas region, continues recovery efforts with the support of charitable organizations and Pru Life UK’s Prudence Foundation. The Foundation has provided livelihood and rehabilitation to the people of Bantayan Island for the past year; aiding almost 90 per cent of the population with their substantial needs.
The freebies and perks just keep coming in.
If you’re like me and countless others who are always looking for ways and opportunities to maximize the use and benefits of your cellular and mobile data service, then you’re in luck!
Just days after Globe’s recent announcement of their strategic partnership with Lazada, here they are once again announcing something really cool which I am sure their subscribers will absolutely enjoy.
In another revolutionary move to sustain its leadership in the mobile data business, Globe Telecom has forged a partnership with WhatsApp! I know, right?
This Globe and WhatsApp partnership will allow customers to enjoy FREE access to the mobile messaging app with a prepaid promo or postpaid plan subscription.
Prepaid and postpaid customers will find this Globe and WhatsApp partnership very beneficial because what this means is that, with free WhatsApp, users will be able to enjoy real-time messaging and voice calling WITHOUT DATA CHARGES on any Globe prepaid promo or myLifestyle Plan subscription starting April 30, 2015.
It’s really easy to take advantage of this neat offering!
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Ey guys! Just wanna say a quick “THANK YOU” to those who registered to attend my Globe parenting talk tomorrow (March 9, 2013) which will be held at Globe Eastwood. To those who wanted to attend my talk but didn’t make their registration in time, I’ll be having 2 more talks very soon – one […]