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5 Best Travel Tips You'll Ever Need

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What would be the first thing that comes to your mind when you say travel? Possibly for business? or it can be that vacation that you've been preparing for some months, it can also be some unexpected adventure with some of your best buddies. Whatever travel is for you, this will be the 5 Best travel tips you'll ever need.

1. Always bring your US $

If you are planning to travel in multiple countries, aside from bringing your favorite travel credit card to earn those miles/points, it is advisable to bring some USD with you. This may come handy and very easy to exchange for a local currency.

2. Have some Research

This may sound old school but still the most effective way of being prepared, from finding the best restaurants, cheapest hotels, local weather. You can always download an app that does all this job for you, this will make your travel less hassle and will give you more time to explore new things about the place that you will be visiting.


3. The best things in the world are…

Bringing the World Together, One Pizza at a Time!

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If food can bring the world together, I believe pizza is the one that can do that. Meat, Vegetable, Fruits, Chocolates, I think you can top anything on it and will still taste great.
In celebration of the World's Piza Day last February 9, 2018, Greenwich Pizza transformed the Dolphin Park in Makati into an exciting and charming district.


Pizza lovers were able to explore the whole Greenwich Overloaded Pizza District. The gate was open to the public at 5 pm. The food lovers can enjoy a walk down the Lasagna Lane while enjoying Greenwich signature Lasagna Supreme and Creamy Carbonara, who wants to miss the IG-worthy  Hawaiian Cobi Corner, there's also a Tropical Photo Wallperfect for a group-fie with family and friends, indulge in one of the  Greenwich all-time Filipino favorite pizza flavor the Greenwich Hawaiian and the Ultimate Overload Pizza which was made by hand, enjoy  a tasty sidekicks such as the Wacky Wings and other favorites.
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Aside from all the things that you can…

Century Tuna Superbods 2018 is now Ageless

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Age are just numbers, numbers that gives us the mindset that we can't do more as we age. numbers won't matter if you keep your self healthy and in shape.


This summer 2018, strong and sexy will know no age as Century Tuna, the country's number one tuna, ups the ante, raises the stakes, and pushes the envelope once more as it launches the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018, the most awaited and most exciting summer event that spotlights health and fitness for men and women of any age!

The hunt for the fittest and healthiest men and women all over our islands returns to break the norms of what our bodies can do. Whatevever the age, there should be no limits no boundaries, in what you can achieve in order to be fit and healthy, especially with Century Tuna.

"This year's Superbods search revolves around the theme of "ageless," says Greg Banzon, general manager of Century Pacific Food Inc. Century Tuna Superbods 2018 is now Ageless. "This time around, w…

Unlimited Steak at Cru Steakhouse, Marriott Manila

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Steak can be a luxury for some but who can deny the goodness of this heavenly sent delight if it was served unlimited at a very reasonable price and how good is it to know that one of the luxurious and well-known hotels in Manila is giving you a treat every Sunday?
Marriott Manila has officially made Sunday the best day of the week as it offers Unlimited Steaks at Cru Steakhouse for lunch! For an enticing price of Php 1,300 nett only, indulging on a premium steak can be your weekly habit. 
Sunday Roast is the most popular British tradition as it represents family coming together over good food. Marriott brings a new meaning to that tradition – unli steaks in its multi-awarded fine dining restaurant – a better version, yes? Cru Steakhouse is famed for its exceptional menu and elegant ambiance.



The highlight of this steak-all-you-can experience is Cru Steakhouse’s famous U.S. Certified Angus Roast Beef – known for its high amounts of marbling making it more flavorful, tender and juicy. As…

5 Useful Tips for Packing a Healthy School Lunch

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One of my struggles as a mom is how to make sure that my pre-schooler finishes her school lunch or snack. Usually, she always comes home with her lunch box untouched. She's been going to school after eating breakfast but I still made sure that I prepared some snacks or lunch for her to bring. Some school has cafeterias or canteen but why do kids hate school lunch? Serving and seeing the same food every day may cause children to lose their appetite or interest in the food that is being served in the school cafeteria.
As a mom, we always want the best for kids. That's why I came up with different ideas on how my daughter will focus on her snack box and finish it.

Here's the list of my simple 5 helpful tips or suggestions for packing healthy school lunch.


1. Make it colorful and fun
- Kindly excuse my funny face. This is my first time to do some art or bento-style for her school lunch.  I used cooked broccoli for hair, nose, and eyes, slices of carrots for lips and to make it…

It’s A 50 Shades Valentines at Marriott Manila

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As the whole world celebrates love this Valentine’s Day, yours should uniquely standout like the most controversial romance of Christian Grey and Anastacia Steele. Marriott Manila brilliantly adapted the best-selling novel trilogy by E.L. James into their Valentine specials to give you that daring, intimate and memorable affair.  



Dinner For Two

Like a true Mr. Grey, be on top of your game on a date under the stars at the hotel’s rooftop pool bar, The Deck. For Php 3,500++, have the most romantic 5-course dinner with a breathtaking cityscape view as your backdrop. Be ready to hear your own Ana Steele gush all night on every dish from appetizer to the main course – that has a meat or seafood option, and until the dessert. It’s an absolute picture-perfect moment seen in movies.


If a rooftop dinner is not your style, then be an old romantic with an intimate dinner at the multi-awarded Cru Steakhouse. Plush interiors, dim lighting, open kitchen with flaming grill and live music entertainmen…

Wyeth Nutrition Promotes Healthier Living with Promil Organic

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According to surveys, the global organic food and beverage market is expected to reach USD 211.44 billion by 2020. More people are realizing the benefits of organic consumption and that they can still meet their daily dietary needs.
With this being said, It's no surprise that going organic has multiple benefits that help us lead more healthy lives. Taking the more natural approach or 'going green' has even been proven to help conserve the environment and improve the lives of farmers.
Indeed, the organic lifestyle is steadily increasing in popularity among more Filipinos. With the wide variety of organic produce, you can buy products from rice to dairy that has been produced in an organic way.


With the recent launch of an organic milk brand in the market, Filipino moms now have the option to provide their children with better nutrition that will help develop their minds and bodies.
Just recently Wyeth debuted the new Promil Organic in a fun-filled and informative launch at…

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Shangri-La Finest Chinese Cuisine

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When I was still working in Hong Kong, one of my favorite holidays is the Chinese New Year. aside from the fact that it was an additional off from work for me, it was also an opportunity for me to enjoy a wide variety Chinese Delicacies. This is one of the happiest days of the year were in we family gather together and enjoy a scrumptious meal.

Now that Chinese New Year is just around the corner, I've been trying to find a place that offers authentic Chinese Cuisine for me and my family to share this coming Chinese New Year.
After some suggestions and word of mouth, my journey brought me to a Chinese fine dining restaurant located in Times St. Quezon City, a well managed and established restaurant operating around 35 years now and the name of the restaurant is Shangri-La.



Shangri-La Finest Chinese Cuisine captures the rich heritage of food as exemplified in this special occasion.  With 35 years of exceptional food and excellent service, Shangri-La continues this tradition to this…

Ever Bilena Supports Binibining Pilipinas 2018

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The beauty of the Filipina will definitely shine with the all-out support from Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics brand Ever Bilena. CEO Dioceldo Sy assured Binibining Pilipinas Charities president Stella Marquez Araneta that all candidates will look their best throughout the pageant season. The official makeup sponsor of 2018 Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant, the Ever Bilena team will create picture-perfect looks for all 40 candidates for their pre-pageant events, charity visits and coronation night.



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REAP: Developing the Skills of 21st Century Filipino Educators

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In this generation where most of the kids are technologically advanced, information is readily available for them in few taps on their mobile devices. to get at par with this, educators also need to evolve and use a more appropriate approach that would be effective in providing quality and effective ways of learning for this generation. Developing the skills of 21st-century Filipino educators is one of the main goals of REAP.
I can still remember my school days,where I need to write everything my teacher wrote on the board so that I can read through it when I get home for me to make sure that I understood our lesson for that day, pretty tiring but I know this is one of  the ways that I can catch up on our lesson as our ratio in our school is 1:45 students which make our room a bit crowded and just mere listening is hard due to noise being  created by your chatting seatmates and  most of us don't want to end up getting in the legendary "row 4".
More than adding classroom…