Bliss Bowls: Eat Like You Love Yourself

Last January, my partners and I launched our passion project — Bliss Bowls,  Manila’s first smoothie bowl bar. Continue reading “Bliss Bowls: Eat Like You Love Yourself”

World Street Food Congress: Survivial Tips

So yesterday, I braved the crowds at World Street Food Congress 2016 (WSFC), and here’s what happened. Continue reading “World Street Food Congress: Survivial Tips”

Adventure Zone at Shangri-la at The Fort

Sometime last March, John and I randomly decided to pop by the newly-opened Shangri-la at The Fort, and we got to check out Adventure Zone, the kids’ play area operated by Kerry Sports Manila.  I personally think that all family hotels should have at least one small room dedicated to a play area! Continue reading “Adventure Zone at Shangri-la at The Fort”

Off the Beaten Path: Family-Friendly Places to Visit in Manila

Sometimes it takes a fresh pair of eyes to see your city in a whole new light, and today I’m excited to share a list of things to do in Manila from a rather unlikely source.

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Family Fun at Dreamplay, City of Dreams Manila

We finally made it to DreamPlay, the interactive play center operated by DreamWorks Studios at City of Dreams Manila. Continue reading “Family Fun at Dreamplay, City of Dreams Manila”

Apericena at Seda BGC

Happy hour is something we are all very familiar with, but have you heard of Apericena?  It basically means “apertivo + dinner” and has become quite the trend in Italy — you buy yourself a drink, and get to enjoy a buffet of appetizers for FREE! Continue reading “Apericena at Seda BGC”

What to Expect: The Gourmand Market

The Gourmand Market will be back in BGC next weekend, and I dropped by the media preview to check out some of the amazing eats that we can all look forward to. Continue reading “What to Expect: The Gourmand Market”

Weekend Snaps: Our Seda BGC Staycation

Over the recent long weekend, my family and I were invited to an overnight stay at Seda Hotel in BGC.  They generously provided two rooms for us, which means John and I had our own room, while the kids shared a room with the yayas.  Continue reading “Weekend Snaps: Our Seda BGC Staycation”

Sneak Peek: Our KidZania Manila Experience

My family has been waiting for KidZania Manila to open ever since they started constructing their 8,000+ sqm space on Park Triangle BGC.  So guess how excited I was to receive an invitation to a special preview in my inbox?

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Lego Certified Store Opens in Manila (Updated)

What is a Lego Certified Store and how is it different from other stores that sell Lego products?

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The Gourmand Market

A couple of weeks ago, my friends and I met up for lunch at BGC, and we decided to check out The Gourmand Market after eating.  Continue reading “The Gourmand Market”

UPDATED: What’s open in Manila this Maundy Thursday and Good Friday?

Our family will be staying in Manila this Holy Week, so I decided to do a bit of research on which restaurants and other establishments will be open on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Continue reading “UPDATED: What’s open in Manila this Maundy Thursday and Good Friday?”

F1 Hotel Staycation + a giveaway!

Hi everyone!  I’m happy to announce my very first Green Lunch Diaries giveaway (and it’s a good one), but first, let me tell you about our recent staycation at the F1 Hotel BGC. Continue reading “F1 Hotel Staycation + a giveaway!”

The Big Binondo Food Wok for Vegans

My San Francisco-based sister TJ and her husband Rupert were recently in town for a visit, and they wanted to try going on Ivan Man Dy’s Binondo food tour. Continue reading “The Big Binondo Food Wok for Vegans”

Travel Notes: Discovery Shores Boracay

One of the best things about living in the Philippines is that we have some of the world’s best beachesContinue reading “Travel Notes: Discovery Shores Boracay”