Sunday, February 9, 2014

3 Fabulous Hotels in Makati to Spend your Valentines Day

With almost 4 days before hearts day, have you already planned that special day with that special someone? Here are your choices if you are planning your date in a hotel in Makati.

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Located in Ayala Center, Makati, they offer 2 packages. One is the Valentine’s room package where it is specially arranged for two lovers that want to make the most memorable moments on this special day. This package is prepared for two individuals where it includes an overnight accommodation, buffet breakfast, house wines and praline, a dinner for two at your chosen Tosca Italian restaurant or UMU Japanese restaurant inside the hotel. The price of the package is from 9.5k plus to 11.5k plus which is rated according to what kind of room will you choose. If you want an added limousine service, you can avail their Grand Love Package which costs roughly 18k plus. They also offer romantic dates in one of their restaurants. You can visit their website here.

Intercontinental Manila

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Located in Ayala Avenue, Makati City, this hotel offers a unique valentine’s date. Block your schedules in Feb. 13 and 14 as the famous Prince Albert Rotisserie offers a candle lit dinner which offers a 5 course set menu for P3.2 k plus. Aside from Prince Albert, CafĂ© Jeepney also offers a cheap treat on this special day. For only P1.7k each, enjoy a wide array of desserts combined with a special meal.

Makati Shangri-la

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Makati Shangri-La is has a lot to offer if you are planning to celebrate the hearts day in their hotel. One of their great offers this month is the aroma therapy massage. This therapeutic massage has its own healing properties. It serves as an antioxidant, antidepressant and tranquilizer. It is only available in this month so be sure to avail one. You can visit their facebook page for other incredible offers.

For Quezon City Hotel , you can also visit Summit Hotel Magnolia.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Celebrating Chinese New Year in the Philippines

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One of the most awaited festivities here in the Philippines is the Chinese New Year which happens between the month of January and February. This year, it is marked as a special non-working holiday which will be celebrated on the 31st day of January.

For Chinese families here and abroad, annual traditions are being practiced. It is believed that if these traditions are followed, good luck, fortune, wealth and long life will be granted to the family the whole year.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

It is a practice for Chinese Filipinos to have a mini-reunion in this time of the year. According to legends, there was once a mythical creature that comes out during the New year’s eve to harm loved ones and even our morality. It was discovered that bad spirits are afraid of the red color and even loud sounds. This is usually done at the expense of their own homes but some Chinese Filipinos out there spend it on hotels.(This article is brought to you by: Summit Hotels-a luxurious Quezon City Hotel.)

Make it Red

Red is the luckiest color of this event. If you would just keenly observe, on the eve up to the exact date of the Chinese New Year, everyone wears red. Tikoys in red boxes are for sale in every store of China town, lion and dragon dancers are dressed with their combination of red and gold costumes. As for the kids, they are given red envelopes with few peso bills in it. Usually given by adults to the young ones, it said that it eradicates evil spirits from the kids keeping which gives them good health and long life.

Fire Crackers

Aside from the famous Tikoy, firecrackers are always on the Chinese New Year scene. Right after 12 midnight, expect the grandest and loudest firecrackers to be launched. It is their tradition to launch firecrackers during New year because it’s loud sound drives away bad spirits.

House and Cleaning

Cleaning the house during the New Year’s Eve was believed to drive away bad spirits. After cleaning, one should decorate one’s house with red. Usual decorations are red paper cuttings, red paints, etc..

So, that wraps up everything about Chinese New Year traditions in the Philippines. May you have a Happy New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

4 Hotels in Makati with Function Rooms

Having difficulty finding the right venue for your child’s birthday party, your parent’s 50th wedding anniversary or your daughter’s debut party? You’ve come to the right place because I will give you famous hotels in Makati which can cater your needs.

What is a function room?

Function room refer to a venue for hosting special events like birthday parties, wedding, wedding anniversaries, debuts, or even serves as a press conference venue for launching of a movie or for political purposes.

Some of Makati’s Famous Hotels with Function Hall:

1.City Garden Hotel

This is an open air venue which can cater from 30 to 150 persons. This is also a good venue for night parties while seeing Makati’s Skyline. If any weather disturbances occur you can choose to rent for the air-conditioned rooms in the lower floors.

2.Prince Plaza Condotel

This is a luxurious venue with a swimming pool. This a good place for night parties as Makati’s city lights can be seen. In a party with less 50 attendees, the air conditioned room might be good for you but if you like to party all night and swim, you can choose to rent the function room and the pool. As for the catering service, they also offer the venue plus the catering package but if you want to spend less, they are giving you the option to choose your own catering service.

3.Mandarin Oriental Manila

If you’re not in a tight budget, you mightwant to try Mandarin Oriental Manila. With 15 different function rooms, it can cater from 30 to 1000 groups of people. They offer different rooms with different functions. From meeting rooms, dance floors, rooms for romantic dinner date, and many more. They also offer logistic services that will help you in planning your events. This place offers a total package for wedding, from preparation to honeymoons.

4. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

They offer 4 different function rooms which serves different purposes. One of their special rooms is the Fairmont Ballroom which can accommodate up to 720 participants and has also a 4 meter high ceiling which can be useful for equipments.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Top3 Must Go To Restaurants in Makati

1. Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters

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Located in Ayala triangle Gardens, Makati Avenue, Makati City, Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters which was Chef Laudico’s Bfast before serves oven fresh roasted traditional Filipino dishes with the likes of roasted chicken, pork liempo, beef and other popular dishes. Aside from the traditional cooking process this restaurant offers, they are also using natural seasonings for their food meaning they are not using MSG which makes their dishes good and at the same time healthy for everybody.(This article was brought to you by: Guijo Suites Makati Hotel- one of the top budget hotels in Makati. )

One reason that makes this restaurant stand out is that they offer quality dishes which is affordable to everybody.

Best Seller:
Pugon Roasted Chicker and Angus Roasted Tapa

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2. Cabalen

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This famous restaurant in Metro Manila was really one of the best restaurants to look out for if you are searching for a classy restaurant where you can eat all you want. From a wide variety of delicious Filipino home cooked cuisines to choose from, Cabalen is a must try for everybody who seeks Filipino taste at an affordable price of 338 per plate plus bottomless iced tea.

Filipino dishes available are sisig, adobo, kare-kare, bopis, lechong paksiw, dinuguan and many more.

Best Seller:
Because this is an eat all you can buffet restaurant, no one can argue that all the food in Cabalen is a best seller. Hehehe. :p


Ground floor, Glorietta 3, Makati City

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3. Yakimix

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Yakimix is a famous buffet which offers different cuisine from different nationalities. It offers Korean, Chinese and Japanese food that can satisfy your appetite. Though they are a more expensive than Cabalen, they offer a lot different taste than the two. And they also offer different dimension of serving the food. With Yakimix, you can grill your own food, mix and eat.

3/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza St., Ayala Center, Makati City

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(02) 475-5153 to 54

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Monday, December 2, 2013

The Cheapest Way to Give Gifts

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No doubt, the Yuletide season is just around the corner. You can hear it over the radio stations caroling their merry way. Establishments and houses set up their colorful decorations. Everyone are preparing for the holidays. Aside from preparing Noche Buena, exchanging of gifts is also highly anticipated or sometimes, dreaded.

Why gift exchanges during Christmas can be a little dreadful? Here is the scenario: the giver is racking his mind for a new gift idea and the recipient, well, he has no right to be choosy anyways. It can’t be helped though especially when you received “that” coffee mug “again” that your friend gave to you last year. What a hair-pulling experience.

Are you generous in terms of gift giving? It is Christmas anyways, the time of the year where you will receive your much-awaited bonus. Do you want to treat your family to eat at one of the hotels located in Makati that fits your budget? Why not? Just make it memorable for you and your family. In reality, not all of us can afford such luxuries. The cost of living nowadays is a lot different way back our ancestors when life is simple and mundane.

You can’t just splurge your savings today and not worry for tomorrow. Any practical and wise person who carefully thinks about the future knows this. An ideal buyer will find ways purchasing a gift that is affordable yet meaningful, buying it personally or buying it online.

Buying a gift online is an alternative way for those who don’t have time because of their busy schedule. You’ll be surprised that some websites offers fifty to seventy off the original price. You can also choose from a wide variety of categories from gadgets to spa treatments.

It is not common if you chanced into a discounted Muay Thai session or learn how to bake goodies thru the magic of online coupons. December is when floodgates are open for exciting and valuable discounts and deals. An online coupon is one of the unique gifts trending this Christmas.

Loved ones or friends would be thrilled because it is not every day they get hold of such kind of gift. An online coupon is a breath of fresh air against the traditional “hand me” way of gift giving.

Just don’t make a purchase on your first stop. A wise online shopper won’t jump in the first deal he finds in the internet. He will dedicate an hour of thorough searching and diligent enough to browse reviews.

Reading customer reviews is one of the tools of an online shopper fishing out legit deals or discounts. You can’t just type the keyword “reputable” and “most trusted” in search engines. It is a no-brainer that almost all ecommerce sites would claim they’re the most reputable and most trusted.

Are you ready or still fretting? Don’t worry because gift exchanges are really full of surprises. Be grateful because the one who gave it to you thought about you.

Monday, November 18, 2013

6 Best Filipino Cuisines for this Yuletide Season

It’s quite known Christmas celebration in the Philippines is the longest among other countries. Once the first of the “ber” months enters, it signals the start of the four-month long Catholic festivity. As December kicks in almost everybody’s mood is set in a holiday mode. This is where the vacation leaves of most employees are reserved. Christmas is a chance of family getting together and the much-awaited Noche Buena. It is a special family dinner during Christmas Eve. Noche Buena doesn’t have to be budget wrecking as if you’re staying in one of the hotels in Makati.

The importance of Noche Buena is when the family sits together at the dinner table sharing good laugh, stories, and a hearty meal. Nothing is wrong if you want to go back in time where your holiday taste bud isn’t dominated by pasta dishes like spaghetti and macaroni salad. Do you want a menu of purely Filipino cuisine? Below are some of the suggestions:

Fried Lumpia

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Crunchy on the outside, juicy and flavorful inside. This wrapped golden brown dish is always present at parties and gatherings. A finger food for all occasions and best served with sweet chili sauce.

Crispy Pata

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Just like lumpia, it’s crispy and succulent, a heavenly dish that if eaten in great amounts it will literary send you to heaven. It’s laden with a lot of cholesterol so it should be eaten in moderation.

Kare Kare

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It’s a complete dish with meat and vegetables. The preparation and cooking of this dish is challenging but the results are worth it once sprinkled by sweet-salty bagoong (fish sauce).

Pancit Palabok

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It is an alternative to the usual pasta dish like spaghetti. It has more ingredients and texture than the red-colored pasta dish and has an orange-y color. The toppings are what make pancit palabok colorful and delicious. Choose from shrimps, fish balls, kikiams, strips of green leafy vegetables, and thinly sliced salty eggs.

Halayang Ube

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This dessert once consumed gives you a feeling of a full stomach. A sticky jam glides in to your tongue and has a mouthwatering creaminess.

Leche Flan

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Who will decline a leche flan? Rich, syrupy, creamy are the trademarks of this caramelized custard dessert. It melts into your mouth and you will definitely ask for a second serving.

This is only a partial list, be ready for more and prepare adding extra inches in your waist line this Noche Buena.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

How to Choose the Right Accommodation

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Usually when you are going on a trip out of the country, you do not know which hotel to check in. It is logical because it is impossible to be familiar on a place which you never have been to. So, I have provided some tips on how to choose the right hotel for you.

1. Know your Objective

Before searching the right hotel, you should first consider your situation. Think of this first, Are you on a business trip or are you going for relaxation? Are you staying on a hotel longer or staying on a shorter time? Will you be driving your own car or are you just planning to ride on a bus for the trip? With all these in mind, you’ll be able to choose the best accommodation for you.

2. Look for the Cheapest

Whether on a business trip, adventure or relaxation, this should be one of the primary considerations in choosing. First, you should know your budget. This will nearly cut down your broad choices of hotels that are appropriate for you. There are cheap, middle-ranged prices or five star hotels to choose from. Research whether parking space, meals are included.

3. Consider Services and Cleanliness

Mostly, the word that comes to mind when we hear safety and sanitation in hotel is its luxurious price. Services and sanitation is directly proportional to the accommodation price. The higher the price of accommodation is, the better and cleaner it is basically. But this is not true all the time. There are still cheap hotels that offer both safety and cleanliness at the same time so, it’s up to you to find the good but cheap ones.

When considering the services be wary to consider safety. When we say safety, aside from the amenities, there should be enough security personnel to secure the place making rounds in and out of the hotel vicinity. It is always better to sleep when you know that you’re safe enough in the place.

So how can we choose the best hotel? The answer is simple, know yourself, your purpose for the hotel reservation. Search the forums about cleanliness, services offered and amenities. Then, choose the best hotel that is appropriate to you.