Vivo V5 Plus, most advanced selfie phone, to retail at P19990

Last November, I wrote about the Vivo V5 launch and now that it's 2017, fans are in for something much better with the introduction of the Vivo V5 Plus - dubbed the most advanced selfie smartphone to date! Of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating...in this case, the shooting, hehe. We live tested the Vivo V5 Plus during its launch at the Mall of Asia Atrium last Saturday and I must say am really impressed. Scratch that...I want this, and am sure you'd want this phone too. The main reason being that this gadget will amplify your beauty 10x with its ... Continue Reading...

Yin & Yang Chinese New Year set menu at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas

The coming Chinese New Year 2017 will surely be a big event for the Filipino-Chinese community in Manila, as it is with the rest of Asia. It's amazing how this holiday will revolve around food, hence the relevance of the phrase Kung Hei FAT Choi, lol. Our favorite Lung Hin, the Chinese restaurant of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila will surely be crowded on the day as it has a long list of regulars. Executive Chinese Chef Raymond Yeung calls his Lunar New Year line up the Yin and Yang menu because it balances the good and bad, rich and healthy aspects of the food. He's ... Continue Reading...

Tried and tasted: @McDo_PH Mushroom Pepper Steak

There are three major kinds of food I seem to be eating these days: home cooked food (prepared by me or the yaya), luxe food (see my previous article on China Blue at Conrad Manila) and fastfood! Any mom can relate to the fact that we can't escape the latter. Fastfood is considered by our kids as belonging to the major food groups, alongside apple and milk :) Anyway, am no purist. There's no supply of soda and junk snacks at home but when we're at the mall, I easily give in to my kids when they say they want burger and fries. No reason to deprive them of life's ... Continue Reading...

Chinese New Year feast at China Blue by Jereme Leung @conradmanila

The 5 star Conrad Manila is just six months old but already houses many treasured memories. For one, it's currently the lucky home of the world's tallest and fairest, Miss Universe 2016 candidates. Another gem to discover for foodies is the restaurant China Blue by celebrity chef Jereme Leung. Stepping inside is already a feast of the senses because of the opulent surroundings - expensive china, plush dining couches and luxe private rooms. We were in one of the private rooms for a preview of the hotel's Chinese New Year offerings. The lauriat set menu ... Continue Reading...

Fly to SG for $160 at Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel Fair 2017

In this age of budget travel, one shouldn't miss flying one of the world's best airlines if one has the chance to. There's nothing like the feeling of going to your destination in the safest way possible, having the smoothest flight, being served well, tasting an exquisite airline meal and then landing in Changi which has garnered the most awards as an airport. We are talking of course of Singapore Airlines. This year, this highly-regarded brand is turning 70 years and is offering its Philippine customers the most irresistible fares. Real cheap SQ deals can ... Continue Reading...