Archive for August, 2014


A Quick Afternoon in UP Diliman

The University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus in Quezon City is what I consider to be one of the best places to run in Metro Manila—but I have not been here in ages so I decided to do a quick visit and see how much has changed.

The main entrance to UP

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Quick Bite: Kyo Chon

Ever since I’ve heard that one of Korea’s most popular fried chicken restaurant chain, Kyo Chon, had arrived in the Philippines, I’ve always wanted to try it and like any new foreign franchises arriving in the country, the queue is just long.  Fortunately, luck was on my side and I was able to avoid the crowd and finally get in.

Who wouldn’t be curious to try anything that this guy endorses? 😀

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Avon Pink WAR (Walk and Run) Against Breast Cancer

Avon Philippines invites men and women to Walk and Run (WAR) Against Breast Cancer on October 12, 2014 in SM Mall of Asia.  And if you register by the end of August, you’ll have an early bird discount!

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Photo Walk Rizal Park

It had been quite a while since I’ve been to one of the most refreshing spots in Manila, Rizal Park.  Like a lot of places in the Metro, it too had lots of recent developments, and here’s how it looked like as of August 2014.

Rizal Park was recently mentioned as one of Asia’s highest rated parks and green spaces

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Salomon Citytrail Manila

Whether you run for the thrill of it, to stay fit of healthy, or both, get ready for a more enjoyable running routine as Salomon promotes Citytrail running, inspired from its mountain trail running heritage.  Alongside the launch of Salomon’s Citytrail products, the brand is happily prepping to host the first-ever event in the Philippines following its success in different countries including the U.S., and select countries in Europe and Asia such as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

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Visa Requirements for Philippine Passport Holders

Another long weekend is coming and for many Filipinos, that also means a good chance to travel.  For those who may be thinking of going out of the country for a quick vacation, here’s a list (based on a Wikipedia article) of countries where Philippine passport holders can enter without a visa.

Where to? 😀

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Food Trip: Little Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the places I have always dreamt of going to.  While that dream is still being realized, there is a little spot in the city of Makati that I can go to that sort of gives that feeling of Tokyo—well, I think it does, and it is appropriately called Little Tokyo.

Inside Little Tokyo

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