Grand Wine Experience 2018

I am fortunate to be invited at the prelude to the 18th Grand Wine Experience of Philippine Wine Merchants. There are variety of wines, whisky and beers with sumptuous dinner that compliments with every taste of it. I am only familiar with some brand of red wine and sparkling wines that are available in the supermarket to be honest but there are actually a lot more you that you can try. Here are some of them.

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We started with Chilean Wines

Carmenere is best paired with smoked, grilled or roasted meats, pork, chicken and beef. It also matches perfectly with some spicy dishes and strong, hard cheeses.

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There’s an interesting story why this one is called Casillero del Diablo or Devil’s Locker
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One of the speaker – Mr. Ryan Asiddao
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My new love – Montes Classic Merlot
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I’m not really into whisky because it’s too hard for me – this contains 40% alcohol. Some of my friends preferred this than beer.
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Singleton also contains 40% alcohol. You will notice toasted nuts and sweet brown sugar in the aroma. It lingers in your mouth because of its medium to long finish. Sumisipa talaga!
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Stella Artois was originally brewed as special beer holday. It then became available throughout the year because it’s so good. By the way Stella means Star.

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Mr. Chester taught us how to pour the beer into the glass

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Hoegaarden White Ale – best paired with salmon or fish in citrus. It only contains 4.9% alcohol, lesser than our local beer.
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Hoegaarden Rosee – is my new favorite beer with just 3% alcohol content meaning you can enjoy this beer anytime of the day. Maybe my beer under the sun. Now I can’t wait to hit the beach.
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Picture with Ms. Normita Franco Wang and other bloggers, thank you PWM for inviting us.

Guys, here’s the invitation to the 18th Grand Wine Experience. Indulge in over 500 wines, spirits, beers and sakes with dinner buffet for only P6,000 per ticket. This will on November 16, 2018 at the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Hotel Manila from 5pm onwards. Once you get the ticket you may register online in advance for easy access, just visit http://www.grandwineexperience.com

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You are invited!

 

 

 

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Rizal Shrine, Dapitan City

Hi guys, as promise to be more active and masipag. Here’s another blog during our recent trip to Zamboanga del Norte last February 24, 2018. To get here, from Dipolog terminal take a mini-bus going to Dapitan City and tell the driver/conductor that you’re going to Rizal Shrine and they’ll be glad to assist you.

 

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Map for your guide
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Bilog na bahay

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Square House
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Rizal Museum
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Casitas de Salud
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Century old tree that Rizal planted

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It was just a short visit about an hour or two then we went to Gloria’s Fantasyland which is near this place. Here is our expenses, it really depends on your lifestyle from the food you eat to your choice of transportation. Hope this helps.

 

Rizal Shrine, Dapitan City
Tryk to Dipolog terminal from hostel             8.00
Bus to Dapitan (Ordinary)          20.00
Tryk to Rizal Shrine          40.00
Entrance at Rizal Shrine – FREE  –
Tryk to Gloria’s Fanstasyland          40.00
Entrance to Gloria’s – FREE  –
Dinner (depends on your budget)  –
Tryk to terminal going back to Dipolog          40.00
Tryk going back to Dipolog / Hostel
(it’s already past 11pm, we opted to take a tricycle for P150 for 3 pax)          50.00
Total         198.00

 

Sisiman Bay – Mariveles Bataan

Hello guysh! I’ve been to Bataan for nth times already but in Bagac area only especially Stella Mariz Resort (our favorite beach near Manila). After taking vitamin sea there we went straight to Sisiman Bay in Mariveles Bataan to catch the sunset the following day. We got here via car sorry I don’t know how if commute but there are detailed blogs going here.

Here are the photos of our trip. Credits to our photographer friends, it looked like taken in the other country sabi sa IG comments ^__^

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ptroz2103-2018-12076303650563099.jpeg2303-2018-065840073694521487.jpeg2303-2018-064240057472800656.jpegdav2303-2018-075540987943148431.jpegsdrptrIf you are looking for a quick weekend getaway near Manila I would suggest an overnight beach camping in Bagac and then the following day head to Sisiman Port in Mariveles Bataan. If you are adventurous enough you can also do trekking there. No entrance fee and you can do pictorial without payment. There are kids that would offer their service to be your guide but actually you don’t need one. It’s so accessible from the parking area, maybe you can ask one of the kids to check out your car for safety reason. Check out my post on Instagram for more travel pictures. Thank you guysh I’ll try to post more. xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to School Party (For Alex and Sam)

Some of the things that we missed during childhood is to celebrate birthday at school so I organized a #BackToSchool birthday theme for my good friends Alex and Sam who both celebrated their birthday this July. Originally the plan was a slumber party but something’s came up so we changed the theme a week before. It’s one of the things I really enjoyed doing – organizing an event slash party so I’m thankful to my friends who trusted me.

Location was Primemont Science School – a private school in Marikina where Sam also teaches preschool kids. We used their room for our venue, it was perfect for the theme. Here are the pictures taken – credits to William and Sam, I just did minimal editing thru VSCO app.

Preparations: 

I prepared for cupcakes with toppers that are suited to the theme. Example for this occasion I chose alphabet toppers – I just googled printable toppers and then cut it one by one. There are available cupcake toppers in the market but mostly for children’s party like fairy tale or superhero theme. I prefer personalize stuff like this. I used whattatops cupcakes here or you can also make one with frosting – it’s really up to you. This party is budget friendly. I also printed their picture as topper – see below picture. Sam and Alex were really surprised and they loved it!

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Happy birthday Alex!

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Next is the DIY candy corner, bought candies that we used to eat during our childhood days, these are still available up to now in the market. How nice it is, it brings back the memories! Do you agree?

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Only 80’s kids know these foods 😀

DIY photo booth – Sam prepared colorful crepe paper as backdrop then we brought props like shades and headband. Of course we have Instax too by Emzi.

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Classroom set up – I forgot to take picture because I’m so busy with other stuff but this is how the room looks like. We have tables and chairs (for kids) with small balloons.

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Games – we played #Guesstures we asked them to group into two. It’s like charades guys and of course another game was #BringMe we listed 10 items can be found in the room and gave them 2 minutes to complete them all. Btw Emzi and I hosted the program.

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Lunch – our foods were prepared by the celebrant and cakes were from KO, Brian and Flip

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Outfit – asked them to come with their school uniform. Meet the students

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Class Picture ❤

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Happy birthday Sam and Alex from your IG family!

Thank you to these people who made the event possible. Thank you your time until our next celebration of life and friendship. xoxo

 

Celebrants: Alex and Sam

Date held: July 16, 2017

Venue: Primemont Science School, Parang Marikina

Guests: William, Gary, Gapz, Yoyce, Ivy, Emzi, Ron Villablanca, Lenz, Karl Olivier, Brian, Flip and Ron Marasigan, Daryl, Ken and me of course 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coachella Themed birthday for Gary

Posting photos of our last visit at our favorite beach destination near Manila – Stella Mariz Resort in Bagac Bataan. it’s actually our 4th time here, this time was to celebrate Dude’s birthday. Pictures taken by William (IG: @willianism09) using iPhone 7, my edit.

Note: Competitive kami sa pictorial so dapat ready sa theme lol. Here we go….

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Me
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Psalm
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Ivy
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William
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Yoyce
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Gapz
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Me again
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Emzi
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Boho Chic
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Family

 

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Sibling goal
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His & Her Fierceness
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Happiness ❤
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We take pictures seriously 😀
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Happy birthday Gary! The cake all the way from Manila 😀
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Sorry for posting your picture without permission haha

xoxo