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Monday, November 09, 2015

Where to Eat in Quezon City: Must-Try Food Spots in QC

Quezon City is one of the most vibrant cities in Metro Manila. It is dubbed as the "Home of the Stars" since it is where Philippines' two biggest TV networks are located. Recently, Quezon City (a.k.a. QC) is evolving as one of the hotspots for food lovers.

Below are some of the must-try foodtrip spots in QC; will keep on updating this list. :)

Angus Tapa Centrale
The best-ever tapa! This is located in Kamuning, Quezon City. 

Kamuning Bakery
Kamuning Bakery serves traditional breads created in "pugon" ovens

The most popular "carinderia" in QC neighborhood. It offers steak on a budget.

Maginhawa Street
The home of concept restaurants. There are hundreds of restaurants/food spots to choose from.
Gerry's Jeepney at Maginhawa

 Caffera at Maginhawa Street

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Travel Bazaar 2015: North Phil Expo 2015

North Phil Expo 2015 will be held on November 13 to 15, 2015 at Event Center, SM City Clark, Clark Freeport Zone.

This three-day-event will showcase pavilions and booths of popular, new and emerging travel destinations, attractions, travel-related products, cheap airline tickets, tour packages, and discounted hotel accommodations.

For more information on this upcoming travel bazaar, visit North Phil Expo 2015' official website -

Image grabbed from North Phil Expo Facebook Page

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Best Buffet Spots in Manila

Are you a foodie? Well, Filipinos are known as food lovers in nature. Good food that satisfies our cravings from time to time contributes to the happiness we, Filipinos, have within.

In Metro Manila alone, there are a lot of buffet restaurants which is probably one of the reasons why Filipinos are tagged as the "Happiest People in the World". Just like what they say - Good food, good life!

Buffet 101

Circles Buffet

Chef Laudico's Guevarra's Buffet

Spiral Buffet

Vikings Buffet

Friday, November 06, 2015

4 Filipino Restaurants in Cebu: Where to Eat in Cebu

Cebu is one of the best spots in the Philippines to go for "Foodtripping". Ultimate food lovers can go choose from wide diversity of restaurants - from "turo-turo" to fine dining restaurants. The best part is, the food in Cebu is way much cheaper but definitely tastier!

Craving for some authentic Filipino food? Here you go, sharing 5 Filipino Restaurants in the Queen City of the South:

CNT Lechon
Super crispy and yummy lechon of CNT Lechon

Cafe Laguna
Puto and Dinuguan of Cafe Laguna

Golden Cowrie
The best-selling baked scallops of Golden Cowrie

The famous lechon of Zubuchon

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Exploring The Mind Museum in BGC, Taguig

The Mind Museum is the Philippines' first world-class museum; it is the first science museum of its scale and scope - it makes Science come alive and very interactive.
Begin your journey of wonder in The Mind Museum

The awareness of the people about The Mind Museum has grown for the past years however, most people think that visiting The Mind Museum is expensive. Entrance is not for free and is incomparable with some of the existing museums but I tell you, it is worth it. Tickets are sold at the following rates: Php625/adult, Php475 for children & private school students, Php190 for public school students, Php190 for teachers, and Php2500 for year-round unlimited science pass. Open from Tuesdays to Sundays.
 Visiting The Mind Museum is totally worth your penny

Here are some of the amazing things that you can see in The Mind Museum.
Discovering science on your own. Promise, it's very helpful!

The Mind Museum, ang museum na yamanin! :)

The super interactive periodic table! Ang galing! Kung ganito sana dati, 
madali lang siguro ang Chemistry!

For more information, you can visit their official website, You can contact them at (02) 909 MIND or send them an email to

The Mind Museum
JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, 
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig,
Metro Manila, Philippines

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

5 Paradise Resorts in Batangas, Unveiled

Batangas is the home of beautiful beaches with fine sand and calm water. It is just approximately around 2 to 3 hours drive from Manila. With its proximity, it is undeniably dubbed as the nearest paradise escape from the urban world. It serves as the go-to destination of those people looking for a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

There are a lot of beaches in Batangas - from budget resorts to first-rate exclusive/membership beach resorts. See some of the here:

Kota Keluarga in San Juan, Batangas
Kota Keluarga is a private cove in Laiya.
For more information, visit their website

Acuatico Beach Resort in Laiya, Batangas
Acuatico Beach Resort is a luxury resort in Laiya Batangas. For more details, visit their official website

Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort in Laiya, Batangas
Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort is located in Mabini, Batangas. Visit their website here

Hamilo Coast Pico de Loro Cove
Hamilo Coast Pico de Loro Cove is an exclusive resort in Nasugbu Batangas. For more details, visit their website

Blue Coral Beach Resort in Laiya, Batangas

Monday, November 02, 2015

Diplomat Hotel: A Glimpse at a Haunted Hotel in Baguio

I have been hearing a lot of terrifying stories in Baguio and there are really a lot of old buildings, hotels, and even tourist spots where they say a favorite spot for ghosts too. Whenever I see old buildings in Baguio and I am starting to feel a little scared, I always try my best to divert my attention. Baguio is one of my most favorite destinations in the world and  I do not want to entertain the fact that it is a haunted place.
Super scary hallway inside Diplomat Hotel

Visiting a haunted place has never crossed my mind; I am the type of person who would never prefer to watch suspense or horror movies. So just imagine how long my blogger friends convinced me to go inside the Diplomat Hotel, it was not even part of our original itinerary anyways.

Since I didn't want to be alone waiting for them outside the Diplomat Hotel, I didn't have any choice but to go with them. Wooooh!

Let's do this!
A friendlier image of Diplomat Hotel. Enticing.

Diplomat Hotel Front View

Ready to go inside?

The Diplomat Hotel's Main Entrance

As much as possible, I really did not want to take pictures. I love my camera so much and I didn't want it to capture any ghosts or any scary stuff. But since I am already inside the haunted hotel, the rustic view of the walls was a delight to a photography enthusiast like me.

It was too scary to try to pip outside these windows. The feeling was unusual...
It was too creepy probably because according to urban tales, they throw the dead bodies through these windows.

It took me 3 years to write about this Diplomat Hotel experience because to be honest, I never had the guts to look at the pictures for a couple of minutes - that's how scared I am. For the nth time also, my screen froze everytime I attempted to edit the pictures. Buti na lang matapang ako today! Congratulations to me! :)

Pero promise di na ako papasok ulit dito.

Thanks for the photos guys! :)
The BFat Gang
and Byron of Peculiar Hours

How about you? Would you dare go inside the Diplomat Hotel?

Hull & Stern Waterproof Dry Bags Giveaway

With exactly two months before we cap off 2015, a lot of us are in hurry to embark on our "Year-End Roadtrips"; it could either be a beach getaway with your family, a major climb with your friends, or a private pool party with office mates. The excitement and busy schedule sometimes lead to forgetting the little things that matter when planning for a trip, one of which, is protecting our essentials from getting wet.

That is why getting yourself a dry bag is a must!

Yes, it is a necessity. Don't freak out of this suggestion since unlike before that you have to spend thousand bucks to get yourself one, here's Hull & Stern to the rescue! :)

Hull & Stern Waterproof Dry Bags are just for Php900.00 with free shipping fee.
  Hull & Stern 10L Waterproof Dry Bags for Php900.00 only

I know you guys want it, so as an early Christmas gift, we're giving away 1 Hull & Stern 10L Waterproof Dry Bag. This giveaway is open for Philippine residents only.

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This giveaway runs until November 30, 2015. Lucky winner will be announced on December 1.
Goodluck and cheers to more adventures! :)

Friday, October 30, 2015

Where to Stay in Quezon City: Summit Hotel Magnolia

What happens when you're all drained out after a week of work, work, and work? You and your body badly want a STAYCATION, right? A perfect weekend staycation where in you do not need to go far just to relax... a perfect spot where you do not need to travel for hours; somewhere grabbing a good food will not give you any headache. Where to? Hmmm... Summit Hotel Magnolia.
Hallways in Summit Hotel Magnolia always smell good

Wanna Know Why It's the Perfect Staycation Hotel for Me?
* Literally Convenient
It is conveniently located in Robinsons Magnolia, Quezon City. If you want some window shopping for added therapy, you just need to go down and wola! You're in Robinsons (Yes, it has a direct access to Robinsons Magnolia Mall). Also, If you want to out to grab some beer and go for a night out, Summit Hotel is also in the heart of Quezon City where a spoonful of bars and restaurants are found.

* Clean, World-Class Parking Space
When parking lots are supposed or are usually dark and dirty, the parking lot at Summit Hotel is super-duper squeaky clean. I have not seen any hotels in Makati with parking lots as clean as Summit Hotel's. It's up to date and world-class. They are already using these machines that produce cards as your parking ticket. The whole space is also well-lit; promise, you would not imagine any parking lot horror stories while you're there. And lastly, the floor is clean and not sticky; the staff mops it from time to time.

* Quality Sleep (Yes, one can really have a sleep marathon as what I call it!)
The bed, oh, the bed is sooo big! I think it's a super king-size bed if I am not mistaken. The sheets are the bomb! Summit Hotel uses high-quality bed linens and duvet covers (not really sure if they are using the same brand but what they're using can be compared to the bed sheets in Sofitel). Pillows are big, soft, and non-allergenic too. Take note, they are all new and clean (amoy laging bagong plantsa).
Define a perfect staycation? This bed in Summit Hotel Magnolia is all about chill, relax, snooze. Ayus!

* Spacious and Stylish Rooms
The rooms are too big and posh for their price. It's complete - a 42-inch flat screen TV w/ premium cable channels, speaker system, in room safe, mini bar-chiller, a working individually-controlled air-conditioning unit, and a work station.

It redefines or probably gives best regard in the word 'comfort' in comfort rooms. I tell you, Summit Hotel nailed it (A big shoutout to whoever the architect of Summit Hotel!). The Comfort Room includes hot and cold shower, hair dryer, vanity mirror, etc.
Great work Mr. Architect!
Love the CR so much!

Premium Bath Toiletries
Bongga di ba!?

* Hassle-free Check-In/Check-Out
Let's put it this way - Summit Hotel Magnoloa does not make things so complicated. :)

* Free WIFI
No hidden extra charges for connecting to WIFI and it is fast.

* Superb Customer Service
The staff greets the guests with a warm welcome and sincere smile. They make you feel that you are a paying customer and that you deserve this great and worry-free stay.

So if you are going to ask me if I had a perfect staycation? Well, it's pretty obvious that I really had a SUPER STAY.

Anyways, take note that this is not a sponsored post nor whatsoever, I would just love to share this since the experience was so overwhelming and the hotel really speaks of their slogan - "Have a Super Stay!" Well, Thank you Summit Hotel Magnolia, I really had a super stay. :)

For more information, visit

Summit Hotel Magnolia
Dona M. Hemady Avenue corner Aurora Boulevard
New Manila, Quezon City, 1111
Tel Nos.: 3971888, 7056300

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