August 16, 2017

Taiwan Excellence Joins SIP Showcasing Products for a Tech-Savvy Home

Techies are all about the next best thing. Immersed in a world of connectivity and innovation, using computers and gadgets, they pride themselves on being up-to-date and informed. If a person’s home is a large canvass for his personality, it shows the space he inhabits is ruled by reinvention and evolution. 

But with all the options available, how do you choose which products are the best out there? 

Taiwan External Trade Development Council’s (TAITRA) Taiwan Excellence campaign has you covered. With its seal of excellence - a mark accorded to only the highest quality brands and products, TAITRA has done the work of sifting and choosing what’s available from Taiwan for you.  

Below are some of the best of the best products available to help you turn your home into a tech wizard’s abode. These products will also be featured during the Systems Integration Philippines (SIP), the country’s largest and longest running trade show for technologies, from August 17-18 in the World Trade Center. 

An Awesome Gaming Experience

August 9, 2017

Bonchon K-Tastic Korean Adventure in Manila- New and Improved Bonchon Favorites

It has been 7 years since Bonchon introduced the Korean fried chicken in the Philippines. Still, it continues to come up with new and exciting dishes that take every Filipino to a k-tastic Korean experience. 

Last week, I set off to a gastronomic Korean adventure at Bonchon's Ayala Malls The 30th branch in Pasig.

With a suitcase, sunglasses, chopsticks and a checklist in tow, I got ready for a k-tastic day like no other.

Touchdown, Bonchon.

First thing I noticed was that Bonchon revamped its interiors into a modern barn setting with that Western meets Asian vibe. Lighting in stores were also improved to perfectly capture those Instagram-worthy Bonchon k-tastic moments.

August 7, 2017

Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu Ayala Malls The 30th- Up to 50% Discount via Eatigo

I've written all about Eatigo on my previous post and the top 10 reasons why every foodie needs it on their mobile phones. Now, let me share my first experience in using the app and how we saved almost Php1000 at one of their partner establishments Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu in Ayala Malls The 30th.

We've always wanted to visit the new Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig, and finally, we found another good reason to visit the newly-built mall.

Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu is a franchise from Akasuka, Tokyo (home to the best and authentic tempura in Japan) which specializes in tendon (tempura donburi) or tempura rice bowl.

Tendon Akimitsu was brought by the same group behind Ramen Nagi, which on the other hand  , specializes on ramen.

The two restaurant concepts stand beside each other and shares a common dining area. Cross-ordering between Ramen Nagi and Tendon Akimitsu is allowed, so that customers can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Since we made reservations at Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu via the Eatigo app, cross-ordering was still allowed, but items ordered from Ramen Nagi won't be included in the discount.

I booked for the 3:00pm time slot with a corresponding 50% discount on our total bill.

August 6, 2017

Eatigo- Dining Deals and Online Restaurant Reservation for your "App"etite

Hey guys! Have you heard about the good news yet? The leading restaurant reservation portal in Thailand and Singapore that offers amazing dining deals and discounts, has finally landed in the Philippines! Foodies of Manila unite, as Eatigo is here to provide incredible discounts of up to 50% at your favorite restaurants around the metro.

For people like me who loves to eat out a lot, but still wants value for money, Eatigo is the best "app" to download on your mobile phones now. This is also for those who are always on the lookout for the latest deals, promos and restaurant discounts around.

Here are the top 10 reasons why you should download the Eatigo App right now:

1. Eatigo is Completely FREE and Non-Exclusive

July 25, 2017

Cochon555 Tour Chicago: 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers- Battle for "Prince of Porc"

Cochon555 US Tour is a nose-to-tail culinary tour dedicated to support heritage pig farmers and breeders, and to educate chefs and foodies on how they can utilize and enjoy old world livestock.

It is a one-of-a-kind friendly competition for a cause of 5 chefs, cooking 5 heritage breed pigs, paired with fine wines from 5 winemakers- hence the name Cochon555.

Since the tour coincided with my recent trip to Chicago last April, it was an event I couldn't afford to miss. Luckily, I scored 2 VIP tickets for me and my cousin courtesy of Dining Out Chicago. The $200 ticket gave us early admission to the event, plus exclusive sommelier and cocktail competition tastings.

5 Tips to Selecting an Adventure Travel Tour Company

Whether done with a group of friends or family or alone, adventure travels are always a great way to reflect on and appreciate life. It takes away the stress of daily hustle and bustle made worse by demanding work days. It also allows one to reconnect with nature and for self- discovery. There are a thousand and one reasons why many people go on adventure travels and there are as many travels to go for. 

One great example is the one offered by Kandoo Adventures, which provides thrilling travel adventures to high- altitude places around the globe. Whatever your preferred adventure travels are, having the right tour company to take you is highly important.

In these days when travelling becomes a rampant lifestyle choice, travel tours also began emerging like mushrooms, each one claiming to offer the best adventures. Some, however, are not as good as they say. So how do you choose the best adventure travel company for you? Here are some tips.