Archive for December, 2014

31
Dec
14

2014 Year-Ender: Adventures in Food

Looking back at my photos for 2014, I realized that there were quite a number of gastronomic adventures I wasn’t able to write about in this blog.  As the year draws to a close and it is still the season of eating, my yearend post might as well have to be about food!

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30
Dec
14

MRT3 2015 Fare Matrix

Starting January 04, 2015 (Sunday), DOTC-MRT3 shall be implementing the following distance-based fare scheme:

New MRT3 Fares for 2015

Here’s a text version of the new fare matrix (figures are in Pesos, ₱):

Station North Ave. Quezon Ave. Kamuning Cubao Santolan Ortigas Shaw Blvd. Boni Guadalupe Buendia Ayala Magallanes Taft
North Ave. 13.00 13.00 16.00 16.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 24.00 24.00 24.00 28.00 28.00
Quezon Ave. 13.00 13.00 16.00 16.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 24.00 24.00 24.00 28.00 28.00
Kamuning 13.00 13.00 13.00 16.00 16.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 24.00 24.00 24.00 28.00
Cubao 16.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 16.00 16.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 24.00 24.00 24.00
Santolan 16.00 16.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 16.00 16.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 24.00 24.00
Ortigas 20.00 16.00 16.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 16.00 16.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 24.00
Shaw Blvd. 20.00 20.00 16.00 16.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 16.00 16.00 20.00 20.00 20.00
Boni 20.00 20.00 20.00 16.00 16.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 16.00 16.00 20.00 20.00
Guadalupe 24.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 16.00 16.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 16.00 16.00 20.00
Buendia 24.00 24.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 16.00 16.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 16.00 16.00
Ayala 24.00 24.00 24.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 16.00 16.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 16.00
Magallanes 28.00 24.00 24.00 24.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 16.00 16.00 13.00 13.00 13.00
Taft 28.00 28.00 24.00 24.00 24.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 16.00 16.00 13.00 13.00
29
Dec
14

Food Trip: Ippudo (博多一風堂)

One of the most popular ramen restaurant chain from Japan, Hakata Ippūdō (博多一風堂), or simply, Ippudo, is now here in the Philippines.  This is great news for ramen-lovers like myself to try their famous Hakata-style, Tonkatsu-based ramen.  Here’s a taste of some of Ippudo Philippines’ offering.

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24
Dec
14

A Surprise Party from Unilab Active Health

Nothing beats the feeling of being appreciated and this Christmas season, I felt really appreciated by Unilab Active Health when they staged a surprise party for us bloggers with their bloggers’ appreciation night. It was such a fun night, and I’m sharing it here for posterity.

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22
Dec
14

A Story from the Run United Enervon HP Recovery Run

My racing season for the year officially ended with the Run United Enervon HP Recovery Run.  It’s one of the most unique races I’ve ever joined, and here are some of the reasons why.

Pacers’ bibs

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16
Dec
14

iTracc Maxxed Sierra 51050

(Press Release) Sierra 51050 has proven that running is not just a solitary sport.  Runners formed groups to battle it out who is the fastest in the relay category.  On March 01, 2015, iTracc Maxxed Sierra 51050 Relay and Half Marathon will happen at the hills of Sierra Madre in Tanay, Rizal.  The route runs along Sitio Mayagay, Barangay Sampaloc and Barangay Cuyambay.

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11
Dec
14

Food Trip: Ginza Bairin

Ginza Bairin is one of the more recent additions to the Japanese franchise invasion of Manila and being a foodie, I shall not miss the chance to try their specialty tonkatsu.  I’ve also tried other variants of their teishoku (set meal), and here are my thoughts.

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