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.
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.
Mr. Chester taught us how to pour the beer into the glass
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
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 ^__^
If 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
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Lunch – our foods were prepared by the celebrant and cakes were from KO, Brian and Flip
Outfit – asked them to come with their school uniform. Meet the students
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 😉
I got a short notice invitation from our new friends to join them as they visit Nueva Ecija and Tarlac. Since I haven’t really explored the tourist spots in these provinces, I said yes right away. The target destination is Minalungao National Park. The service picked us up in Makati around 7am and headed up North. Our first stop was Don’s house (IG:@iamdonfranco) to have lunch and pick up food for our baon.
Minalungao National Park is located in the municipality of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija. The park is considered as one of the few remaining natural environments in this region north of Manila. It is promoted by the local government as an ecotourism destination offering breath-taking scenery of green pristine river and unique rock formations. A system of unexplored subterranean caverns have also been identified as potential attractions. Facilities for picnics, swimming, fishing, raft riding and cliff diving have likewise been put up to draw more visitors. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minalungao_National_Park
Arrived around 2pm, since it is Saturday the place is really crowded. There’s an entrance fee of P50 per person.
Food, transportation and house are free. We only pay for entrance fee. You may also try zipline here and bridge walk to the other side of the river.