Friday, November 28, 2014

The Lee Hak Korean Barbecue Experience

Korean "barbecue-ing" is a one-of-a-kind gastronomic adventure. Meaty pork, chicken, beef, seafood or even some vegetables are being grilled right at your table.  A built-in gas or charcoal based grill is installed complete with an exhaust pipe, making diners enjoy the art of grilling and eating.

Cafe Cubana Crave

Classic Cuban Sandwich

A few months ago, I watched a movie called "Chef", an American comedy-drama film produced, directed and starred in by Jon Favreau.  It was a story of a top chef who quit his high-paying job in a posh restaurant in LA, and started a food-truck business, selling.... guess what? Cuban sandwiches.  

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thrilling Escape to Corregidor Island

Trambia cruising along a picturesque coastline.

For the first time ever, I agreed to spend the night in Corregidor.  I have been coming to this historical island for many years, but only to join the day trip tours. 

Craving for excitement and a new adventure, I decided to go for the overnight stay.  I made the right decision.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gearing Up for the 2nd Anilao Underwater Shoot Fest


Scuba diving is one of my passions. I discovered the underwater world for the first time in Cebu, during a Christmas vacation in 1998.  Fast forward 16 years today, I may have countless experiences under my (weight) belt, but one thing I still dream of is to be an underwater photographer. Shelving this at the moment, and looking up to others who take amazing photos underwater (I met a whole lot as a mermaid), I am gearing up for the surge of awesome underwater photographers from here and abroad, coming over to next week's 2nd Anilao Underwater Photo Competition Festival.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

SOIREE BEAUJOLAIS 2014: Manila Join the World in Celebrating French Wine Harvest

Board of Directors of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines, from left to right; Jean Caillard, Steven Rouche, Cyril Rocke, Bernard Flour, and Martin Ruby.  Photo: Ted Claudio

Every third Thursday of November each year, millions of cases of Beaujolais Nouveau young red wine make their way down the hills in the French region of Beaujolais to the bars, restaurants and bistros across France.  Not all cases are unloaded within French boundaries, as more will soon be opened in other parts of the world.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lakan is Ready for the World

Named after a warrior-ruler who embodies strength and nobility, Lakan - Extra Premium Lambanog, is the multi-stage handcrafting of coconut nectar into liquor.  But more than the ordinary lambanog, Philippine Craft Distillers, Inc. (PCDI), is proud to announce Lakan, a liquor of true Filipino spirit, ready for the world to indulge in.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bacolod City Hosts First Homestays of the World Summit

Charming interior of Nature's Village Resort in Bacolod City.  Photo:
Filipino hospitality is renowned worldwide.  We cherish family customs and traditions that are uniquely Pinoy.  Family relationships are the building blocks in our community, making our culture endearing to the world.