The star-studded Oishi Snacktacular 2016!

Oishi Snacktacular is an annual event that my family's always excited to go to. We've attended it every year since three or four years ago when it started. It's always exciting each time, plus we get to bring home lots of goodies courtesy of the gracious folks of Oishi, undoubtedly the No. 1 snack manufacturer in the Philippines. The media preview of Oishi Snacktacular 2016 fell on a Friday so I couldn't tag along all of my kids. Luckily, my teenie twins - Dionne and Dianne - didn't have a class that day so I excitedly drove with them to MOA. Soon enough, we arrived ... Continue Reading...

Fruit-based menu in Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is a must-try!

The invite to try Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's fruit-based menu sure got me curious. Veggies go well with savory food, but fruits?? It was simply worth taking a look. From now until August, the Marco Polo hotels in Manila, Cebu and Davao are offering diners a taste of the islands with the irresistible flavor of tropical fruits infused in delectable dishes. We started our lunch with this Pineapple-Mango salad with tamarind vinaigrette dressing. It was crowned with grilled prawns. Just how wonderful the colors are! But I also love that this salad is healthy and ... Continue Reading...

Bondi & Bourke by Chef Wade Watson opens in BGC

We were fortunate enough to attend a tasting session at Bondi & Bourke last week as it opened its doors in Forbes Town Center, Bonifacio Global City. I had a nice experience dining at Abaca Restaurant in Cebu and its talented executive chef, Wade Watson, has left the fold to open his own chain of restaurants, and that's B & B. Cebu's loss is now Manila's gain. I haven't been to Bondi & Bourke's maiden resto in Legaspi Village, Makati. Its BGC branch is chicly designed in the style of a bistro, with a high ceiling and casual, stylish interiors. The airy ... Continue Reading...

Healthy and happy with Fern-C kidz

Aside from the future, my greatest worry about my children is their health. No decent mom would like to see their kids in pain and suffering. Gladly, they have been spared from all kinds of disease except for that one time when Lucia had to be confined in the hospital. It's something I dread happening again. Moms must realize that keeping their kids healthy is within their control.It all starts with prevention by making regular visits to the doctor and keeping up-to-date with vaccine shots, for example. Another important factor is nutrition. It's hard to imagine ... Continue Reading...

#EtihadAirways wins honors in Skytrax awards

For those traveling First Class, think of no other airline but Etihad Airways. The Abu Dhabi-based aviation company recently went home with triple honors in the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards held recently. Etihad was named World’s Best First Class Airline, World’s Best First Class Onboard Catering, and World’s Best First Class Airline Seat for its First Apartments and Suites. Winners in the awards were chosen based on the votes and findings of a 10-month survey of over 18 million air travellers from more than 100 countries. Above photo ... Continue Reading...