When we say Chinese New Year, every Filipino would instantly be reminded of tikoy, hopia, and angpao! Well, a large part of the Filipino culture is inspired by Chinese. There is even a running joke that every Filipino has a trace of Chinese blood in them. With that said, it is given that even non-Chinese Filipinos do celebrate Chinese New Year. For this year’s celebration, I joined Fruitas Holding’s Le Village Lifestyle Park‘s celebration of the said event.
Before 2017 ended, I promised myself that I will be taking my workouts and lifestyle more seriously. I frequent the gym last year and even enrolled at Pound for Pound for my WODs (workout of the day). Some Circuit, a bit of crossfit, and weightlifting showed results but I am still far from the figure that I was trying to achieve. In December, my friend introduced me to an emerging diet that made her lose weight quickly! The Keto Diet has a growing community in the country. I researched the what and whatnots of the diet and found out that giving up sweets is a huge part of it! Read more about 4 Keto-Friendly Store-bought Snacks …
As a copywriter by day and a blogger by night (and even day, sometimes), creative block is no joke! It is as real as it gets! There are days when I just run out of inspiration to get the creative juice flowing. Lots of factors cause it and one sure thing is the working environment. I am stuck on most days inside our office while crafting ideas for my brands. I am not gonna lie, it gets draining at times! There are days when I just want to get out of the office and head to a park, coffee shop, or a co-working space. Co-working spaces are in abundance in Makati. As a wandering millennial, I don’t mind going to places. Maginhawa gets on top of my head when I get the urge to head north and the best thing about it is there is now a haven for us creatives- Cerebrew!
Everyone I know who goes out of the country has Taiwan as their top destination. Why wouldn’t it be when seat sales are happening all year round and the country is now Visa-free for Filipinos? Beautiful travel spots and incredible dining experiences are among the great things that the country has to offer. When the craving for Taiwanese cuisine hits, foodies no longer have to book a roundtrip plane ticket to Taiwan to get their fill. Fat Fook Manila is opening their second branch in Robinsons Galleria to serve authentic Taiwanese flavors.
There is a new hang-out spot in the South! As a Laguna kid, my family and friends’ go-to place is Nuvali, Paseo de Sta.Rosa, or Tagaytay. Well, no surprise there because it has everything we need- cafes, restaurants, and open spaces. But I also know that it is best to avoid those areas this holiday season because the traffic is horrible. Good for us, Chatsi Coffee House & Beanery is very accessible. On top of that, they serve great food! They served us their best dishes and drinks from the menu during the Bloggers Night and I can’t wait to share them all with you!
As a south kid blogger, I consider attending events beyond Ortigas a journey! These areas are easily reachable but the traffic makes everything extra bad! Well, that will no longer be the case. Recently, my favorite gelato shop opened their first flagship store in the northern side of the metro. Mio Gelati is now up and running in Ayala Vertis North. On November 10, I attended the grand launch along with other food and lifestyle bloggers. We were treated to their best-sellers and even introduced us to their new line of treats!
Most millennial nowadays are crazy about the newest Netflix teen-drama, Riverdale. It is a loose adaptation of the hit comic book Archie. Teen romance, family drama, and mystery fill the show, making it easy for everyone to fall in love with it. But aside from the series’ interesting plot, people are also crazy about its aesthetics. Particularly, by the neon lit-retro signage at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe.
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