LOOK: ASUS Zenfone Zoom Launches In PH, For Php 26,995

PRESS RELEASE: Highly anticipated ASUS ZenFone Zoom finally makes its way to the Philippines

World’s thinnest 3X optical zoom smartphone invites Filipinos to see the world up close

In a previous posting of this press release, ASUS is set to change the “view” for Filipinos as the much-awaited ZenFone Zoom finally makes its way to Philippine shores.

Setting a new global benchmark as the world’s thinnest 3X optical-zoom smartphone, the ZenFone Zoom ups the game by elevating the user’s visual and photography experience with a 3X Hoya lens in an innovative 10-element lens arrangement for exceptional clarity and close-ups with up to 12X total magnification — features that allow you to see the world up close by enjoying a DSLR experience in the palm of your hand.

“We are thrilled to finally bring the ZenFone Zoom to Filipinos,” said ASUS Philippines Marketing Lead Jamie Zaldivar. “The ZenFone Zoom revolutionizes smartphone photography in a way that cannot be matched by any other smartphone currently in the market. It puts professional, DSLR-quality photography within easier reach – so that Filipinos can all the more enjoy and indulge in the experience of taking photos with their mobile phones.

Inviting Filipinos to immerse themselves in the exciting promise of the ZenFone Zoom firsthand, ASUS launched its latest high-end smartphone during one of the country’s most-attended and colorful festivals: the annual Sinulog Festival in Cebu.

Dubbed ZenFestival2016, the event amplified the vibrant spectrum of colors and scenes that the festival is known for through the ZenFone Zoom’s superb and one-of-a-kind photography specs, enabling guests to #SeeSinulogUpClose.

“We couldn’t think of a more perfect platform than the Sinulog Festival to present the ZenFone Zoom because of the undeniably unique visual experience it offers,” Zaldivar points out. “It’s an eye-catching medley of vibrant colors, music, and movements, which creates an overall multi-sensory experience that makes it a haven for amateur and professional photographers alike. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Cebu, which is in itself a top city and beach destination, the festival presents a plethora of photography possibilities to explore and play around with.”

During the festivities, some of the Philippines’ top media, bloggers, and personalities were spotted enjoying first dibs on exploring the ZenFone Zoom — making them the first Filipinos to personally experience its features — following an impressive technical walk-through of the smartphone led by ASUS Philippines Country Manager for System Business Group George Su, Product Manager for Smartphone Lenny Lin, and PR Head Eason de Guzman.

ASUS ZenFone Zoom
Processor Quad-core, 64-bit Intel® Atom
Operating system ASUS ZenUI under Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Display 5.5-inch with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution and 403ppi pixel density

IPS display with 400cd/m2 brightness and full-screen lamination

Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 with anti-fingerprint coating

PixelMaster cameras Rear: 13MP, f/2.7- to 4.8-aperture, 10-element, 3X optical zoom lens, with optical image stabilization (OIS), laser auto-focus and dual-color Real Tone flash

Front: 5MP, f/2.0-aperture, wide-angle 88-degree lens with Pano Selfie

PixelMaster features include Low Light mode, Backlight (Super HDR) mode, Beautification mode, Professional (manual-settings) mode


(Network support varies by country)

Memory and storage 64GB/128GB ROM


Micro SD card slot (up to 64GB supported)

Wireless 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.0
Connectors 3.5mm audio jack, single micro-SIM
Location sensors GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Other sensors Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyro, digital compass and Hall-effect sensors
Battery 3000mAh non-removable lithium-polymer
Colors Pure Black, Ceramic White

(H x W x D)

158.9 x 78.84 x 11.95~5mm
Weight 185g

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

BEST DEAL ONLINE: Acacia Hotel Executive Suite Staycation Via Deal Grocer

It feels ultimately great to dine or experience hotel staycation most specially during holiday season.


One thing you need to do is to search for perfect deals out there at some booking sites like Deal Grocer.  I was glad with my stay so I’m sharing to you how to get a cheap deal such as this.

The good news is that buying a gift voucher is easy – just decide: Once you have selected a deal you have the option to print it out or have the voucher be delivered at your doorstep. After that, you just have to get in touch with the hotel for booking reservations.  Email the reference number or booking number, and bring the voucher upon check in.  That’s JUST it!

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At the heart of Alabang in Muntinlupa City you will find an exquisite hotel which can surely make your stay memorable. This is the Acacia Hotel Manila. Close to many malls, restaurants, stores and anything you might want to shop for, this hotel is all about convenience and comfort.

Checking in was quick and easy. Efficiency is certainly one of the attributes in this hotel. I also loved the fact that the basement car park was so big. As soon as we got to our room we were amazed by it as well. The room was bright and airy, and very spacious. It was furnished in a way that made you feel cozy and relaxed at the same time. It literally felt like a home away from home. Definitely worth pointing out is the famous ‘Dream Bed’. This hotel is renowned for this bed, and I must say I understand why. The orthopaedic mattress coupled up with the memory foam pillow top and the goose feather pillows offered exceptional comfort. Apart from the awesome room, the Acacia Hotel Manila also offered us some of the best dining experiences we ever experienced in a hotel. The Acacia Buffet is nicely decorated, offering a casual ambiance yet a far from simple buffet. One can enjoy breakfast, lunch as well as dinner here.   acacia hotel deal grocer   Then there is the Treetop Lounge, where you can dine al fresco right up on the 16th floor of the hotel. The Steakhouse is another great place, especially if you love meat dishes. Here you can also find seafood dishes, and you may enjoy numerous entrees and appetizers, as well as salads and desserts.  

The Lobby of the Acacia Hotel Manila is simply too beautiful to describe well enough. One just has to see it for himself. It is the perfect place to enjoy a quick snack or drink, meet with friends or just sit there and enjoy the comfort of the beautiful setting.

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Other awesome areas in the Acacia Hotel Manila include the outdoor garden, the grand ballroom and the event and meeting facilities. There is also a business center.

On the third floor you can find the fitness center, the spa and the swimming pool. The Acacia Hotel Manila also offers 24 hour in-room dining services, valet parking services, guest relations and a butler. There are also car rental and transportation services, airport transfers, and reservations assistance that will make your stay well-handled from start to finish.

acacia hotel deal grocer

Message handling, mail and information services, foreign currency exchange and a safety and security system are also available. This hotel was definitely great in several respects and I can safely say that it exceeded our expectations.

Overall experience, it was a great deal thanks to Deal Grocer.

TRAVEL GADGET: ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 Review #SeeWhatOthersCantSee

One of the tendencies in the market nowadays is that smartphones are made to be simply great in various respects. This is in an attempt to compete against the top cellphones on the market, namely iPhones and Samsung phones. Yet I must say that one of the best competitors so far is the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0. This Android device with Lollipop (5.0) is proving to be a great contender.

One of the main features is that this smartphone is fine tuned for taking pictures with the help of infrared laser rays. The focus is instantaneous because the distance between the object and the person trying to take the pictures is gauged almost instantaneously by these rays. The images and videos from this smartphone are 1920 pixels x 1080 pixel and full HD, which means they are extremely sharp. zenfone asus

But there is more to this picture perfectionist phone. It has a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon processor of 64 bit in it with 410 cortex (A53 MSM8916) combined with Adreno 306 (GPU clockspeed of 400 MHz). Asus Zenfone 2 laser 5.0 includes a 2GB RAM (DDR3).

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This smartphone is dual sim like most smartphones these days are. Internal storage is 16 GB. There is an 8GB variant of internal storage as well. On the whole, internal storage in this smartphone can be increased to 128GB using a MicroSD card. One of the reasons this smartphone met my approval is its removable battery. The battery is a Lithium polymer rechargeable battery of 2,000 mAh. It lasts really long with a single charge, and can be replaced by another battery of the same specification. Such replacement is not possible in many of the other sophisticated and expensive smartphones on the market. Another aspect I liked is the fact that it is possible to restrict usage of some apps on this smartphone. It is also possible to block specific calls, and notifications, which is really appreciable because these features can be used to prevent disturbances. The phone also allowed usage of password for control on answering calls. The IPS HD display in this smartphone is 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. It is also covered with Corning’s Gorilla Glass (4).

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The device never got hot even though I used it for a couple of days to check whether it is working alright. Obviously, any smartphone these days gives access to Internet. This device also provides access to Internet through LTE wireless communication.

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Whether you are a geek or not, I guarantee you are going to love this cellphone as much as I do.

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Besides the great features, the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 comes in different colors so as to suit diverse preferences. Its format is clearly well thought out, and I also loved the thin frame and how it feels in your hand when you hold it, apart from the fact that it looks sturdy too. Bottom-line is that if you purchase the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 you are going to get value for money, and you are not going to break the bank.

 zenfone asus

We Are ZenFoneZenFone is the perfect balance of beauty and performance on a smartphone. Find out why ZenFone is the most talked about smartphone today.Check out any ASUS authorized re-seller to see a ZenFone for yourself. You can also download our product guide at : http://bit.ly/ZenFoneProductGuidePH#ZenFone #SeeWhatOthersCantSee

Posted by ASUS Philippines on Sunday, October 4, 2015

Discover The Wonders of Davao City, Philippines From Seda Abreeza

This is a press release from Seda Abreeza, Davao, Philippines.

Seda Abreeza leads a new generation of hotels in this Mindanao metropolis that affirms Davao City’s newfound status as a global hub.

Nothing underlines the city’s resurgence more than the number of world-class products incorporated and affiliated with the 186-room hotel, which is a joint venture between AyalaLand Hotels and Resorts Corp. (AHRC) and the Anflo Group of the Floirendo family. Seda Abreeza’s art works, stunning accessories and furnishings as well as export-grade fruits and cheeses on the buffet table all emphasize that the host city and many of its denizens have achieved global prominence.

Ken Kapulong, Seda Abreeza’s Hotel Manager, explains that every Seda hotel features contemporary interiors distinguished by pieces that capture the local vibe. At the hotel lobby, a prominent sculpture by Davao resident and multi-awarded furniture and accessories designer Ann Pamintuan can’t be missed. The piece made of twisted metal by the unassuming Pamintuan, who has received recognition in New York, Paris and Milan, among other cities, is Seda Abreeza’s iconic accent.

The photos in Misto, the hotel’s all-day dining outlet, focus on contemporary art pieces that utilize T’nalak cloth handwoven by the T’boli ethnic tribe of Mindanao.  The items are the brainchild of Maricris Floirendo-Brias of the Floirendo family, who put up the T’boli Weaving Centre to promote the culture of the tribe. She is quick to point out that her role has been merely to transform traditional T’nalak souvenirs like placemats and wall hangings into throw pillows, wall art and other contemporary home accessories.

Her pieces are a regular feature of the Manila FAME, the leading furniture and accessories exposition in Southeast Asia. In addition to the tribal cloth, Brias also works with banana and abaca fiber using byproducts from the Floirendo’s banana plantation. Together with the wives and dependents of plantation workers as well as rising Filipino designers, she transforms them into furniture, stools, lighting features and paper products that have become extremely fashionable in high-end homes and institutions in Australia, Europe and Japan. Many of her items and those of other Filipino designers are available at T’nalak Homes, a concept store at the adjacent Abreeza Mall within the same complex as the hotel.


Kapulong likewise points out that every Seda hotel offers the advantage of location within a self-contained Ayala Land community offering quick access to malls as well as offices and residences. Launched in 2010, the Davao’s Abreeza community’s current destinations revolve around the dining places and stores of the mall, the offices located at the new business tower and the hotel. In the near future, residential towers and other towers will complete the business center. “The vision for the Abreeza community is to make it like Bonifacio Global City, Makati’s Legazpi or Salcedo Village where everything is within reach,” he explained.

But even if the young urban center is still evolving, Kapulong says the hotel guests already appreciate the close proximity of Abreeza mall and all the dining and retail options it offers them. They need not go far to experience Davao’s best restaurants, stores  and even fruit stalls, which are located on the third level of the commercial area. Pomelos and mangosteen as well as Malagos cheese are favorite pasalubong items. The soft and aged cheeses carefully crafted by enterprising Olive Puentespina of the prominent Davao family are available at Abreeza’s Spirale restaurant.

Two years and going stronger, Seda Abreeza’s occupancy level has been steadily increasing. It has periodically registered full occupancy which is not expected of new hotels, according to Kapulong. He attributes the hotel’s popularity especially among business travelers to the rooms designed to provide a good night’s sleep and an efficient work environment including a media panel with HDMI, USB and A/V connectivity. Free Wi-Fi is also available within the rooms and in public areas. At the e-lounge at the lobby, guests have free access to high-speed Mac computers.

But ultimately, guests return to Seda Abreeza because of the services offered by frontliners who are trained to carefully watch out for guest needs and preferences. A server, for instance, is trained to observe how a guest takes his coffee – i.e. with what kind of sugar. The next time the guest orders coffee, the server will automatically offer him the sweetener he previously chose.

Putting a lot of value to people management and delivering excellent service, majority of the hotel staff and managers have undergone training and was certified by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute as “Certified Guest Service Professionals “or CGSP. Only Seda Abreeza has been certified as a Guest Service Gold Hotel in all of Davao City. The urban lifestyle hotel further upgraded its service efficiency through skill-specific trainings and certifications as the Certified Guestroom Attendant, Certified Lodging Security Officers, Certified Restaurant Servers, and Certified Food Safety Handlers. Also, Seda Hotels has recently been awarded by the prestigious World Travel Awards as the “Philippine’s Leading Hotel Group for 2014.”

With its early years of existence, these awards are the hotel’s pride, glory, and promise. Seda Abreeza is poised to surely redefine the concept of hotel hospitality in Davao as well reshape this budding Southern city’s landscape.

HOTEL REVIEW: Our Royal Staycation at Hotel H20 Manila

There is probably nothing as calming and soothing that watching fish swim in an aquarium. And wouldn’t it be even more wonderful if you were to fall asleep surrounded with fish all around you?

The Hotel H2O provides an excellent relaxed stay in Manila, near the Quirino Grandstand and Rizal Park. #HotelH20 #Travel360 #TeamRHOfficial #Staycation

Posted by Juanderfulpinoy on Friday, 23 October 2015

Now this can become true if you were to book a room in the Hotel H20 in Manila. Certainly an innovative hotel, which will take your breath away in various ways.

hotel h20

This hotel can offer you a one of a kind experience, and allow you to feel as if you were in an ocean. However, you will not get wet or worry about not knowing how to swim!

hotel h20

The Hotel H2O opened in 2010. The inspiration behind its décor came from the islands that surround the Philippines. There are in fact over 7,100 islands in all.

hotel h20

The hotel is perched on top of the Manila Bay, and is full of marine-themed rooms where guests can sleep surrounded with fish. There is easy access to the Manila Ocean Park too. In fact the hotel and the ocean park are integrated in one structure.

hotel h20

The hotel’s lobby is on the third floor, and from here you will find 147 hotel rooms and suites. There are different types of rooms that one can choose from. The most common ones are the Parkview Rooms which have a view on the Manila Ocean Park, and the Bayview Rooms that overlook Manila Bay.

But besides these, there are more special suites too.

hotel h20

For instance, the Aqua Room is the hotel’s signature room, and it is truly one of a kind. This room has a life-sized aquarium. This aquarium runs the length of the room’s main wall. The room measure 25 square metres, so you can imagine just how big this aquarium is. There are fish in all the colours you can imagine and in different sizes, all swimming in this awesome aquarium. As you relax in a queen-sized bed, you will get to see this gorgeous marine world right next to you.

Besides this awesome aquarium, there is also an LCD TV, high speed internet access, a minibar and a work desk in the room. Complimentary beverages and snacks are found in the minibar. The bathroom is also very nice as it is nicely decorated with modern, high quality fixtures.

I’m sleeping with the jellyfish(es) tonight. Thanks Hotel H2O #TeamRHOfficial

Posted by Juanderfulpinoy on Friday, 23 October 2015


Even though you will feel as if you would like to spend most of the time staring at the aquarium in your room, there is also much more waiting for you in the hotel. For instance, the Liquid Pool and Lounge will surely attract your attention. This is an open-air restaurant near the pool area, just outside the hotel. The pool is part of the Manila Ocean Park but hotel guests can make use of it too.

hotel h20

When it comes to the food, the price was really affordable and the variety was quite good.

hotel h20 makan makan

The restaurant is designed just like a food court or a market, with several stalls serving the various dishes.

hotel h20

There is also the Zenyu Eco Spa which is worth visiting, especially to try out their Hot Bed Treatment. Then there is the Fitness Room overlooking the Manila Ocean Park.

hotel h20

All in all the H2O Hotel is a hotel that will exceed your expectations and your stay will surely be a memorable one.

Luneta, Manila, Philippines 1000
(Behind the Quirino Grandstand)
T: +63 2 238 6100
F: +63 2 238 6188
Reservation : reservation@hotelh2o.com

HOTEL REVIEW: Breezy Stay at Seda Abreeza Davao

SEDA Abreeza Hotel

The SEDA Abreeza Hotel is a relatively new hotel in Davao City. It is located right between the Davao city centre and the Lanang area. The hotel immediately attracts your attention as it has a very sleek and modern exterior.

seda abreeza

And as soon as you step inside it, you will surely be amazed at how nicely it has been decorated and finished. It is impressive, striking and quite possibly you will describe it as majestic.

seda abreeza

There are paintings and works of art all the way to the front desk. The ground floor was very well planned as its layout offers an integration between the lobby, the business lounge and the restaurant.

seda abreeza

One thing I really loved about this hotel was the choice of colours. The main colours used in the furnishings and finishing are all soothing and calming. Part of the reason was obviously to instill a sense of relaxation and tranquillity in the guests.

Yet, it also brings to mind the reason why the hotel was named Seda. It means silk, and there is no denying that just as silk is sleek and lustrous, so is this hotel.

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The service provided was impeccable and the rooms are equally impressive. A cozy ambiance was evident with the soft furnishings, the carpeting and the lights. Despite that everything was well thought out so that practicality is nicely combined with elegance and comfort.

seda abreeza

There is a spacious work desk as well as free wifi in the rooms. There is also a 40inch LED HDTV, along with various technological accessories such as an alarm clock with voicemail and radio, a phone with an ipod dock, a media panel complete with USB, HDMI and audio-visual connectivity. There is also a mini bar, a safe and coffee and tea making facilities in the rooms.

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Another main feature in the SEDA Abreeza Hotel is the Club Lounge. This is an area where guests can benefit from a daily continental breakfast, as well as beverages all day long, afternoon tea and cocktails.

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There are iMac stations and work tables, along with reading materials and a large TV. Everything is complimentary when guests stay in the club or premier rooms which are on the 10th and 11th floors.

The dining experience guests get in the SEDA Abreeza Hotel is also given plenty of importance. Generous buffets, lots of pastries, appetizers, entrees, cheese and fresh fruit is available.

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The SEDA Abreeza Hotel is ideal for both business people as well as leisure travellers. There are all the facilities a business person might need, as well as various relaxation facilities, including a swimming pool and a gym.

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I must say that the SEDA Abreeza Hotel impressed me and my stay there was a truly relaxing and comfortable one. I would recommend this hotel to anyone planning a trip in this area. With the impressive décor, high quality service, excellent food and hospitable staff, the SEDA Abreeza Hotel in Davao City is truly exceptional.

Seda Abreeza
J.P. Laurel Ave., Bajada
Davao City 8000, Philippines
Phone Number: (6382) 3228888 | (082) 2443000
Email Address: sales.dvo@sedahotels.com

HOTEL REVIEW: Our Suite Staycation at Crimson Hotel Alabang‎

Crimson Hotel in Alabang

Luxury and chicness is what this hotel is all about. I wanted to make this clear right from the start as it is truly a wonderfully decorated hotel. Full of lavish interiors and comfortable surroundings, you will immediately feel as if you are royalty when you arrive in the lounge of the Crimson Hotel.

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There are modern artworks, plush sofas and furnishings, soft rugs everywhere, beautiful light fittings and fixtures, a fountain that will leave you spellbound, and so much more!

crimson hotel alabang

This was the first hotel in the Philippines where the lobby is not on the ground floor. Shortly after we arrived we were served with a set tea at the Lobby Lounge.

It was a very pleasant way to start our stay here. There were various sweet cakes, sandwiches and drinks we could choose from and we loved it. The coffee was absolutely delicious and the price was really affordable considering the high quality and variety.

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We were then assigned our rooms, which were spacious, nicely laid out and decorated. I loved the room as soon as I entered it. The beds were queen sized, but the room is so large that the bed did not engulf the whole floor space as would have been expected.

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The toilet and bath with hot shower and bidet were quite spacious too. There were various amenities in the room, including a flat screen cable TV, a mini-bar, coffee making facilities and a large work desk. 

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All in all we were all very comfortable and it was a very pleasant room.

We loved the Eight Café, which is located on the 8th floor. We had dinner there and it was absolutely perfect. The buffet variety was quite good and the quality was easily noticeable.

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Their food choices were original, as there was a good mix of Asian as well as Mediterranean dishes. I particularly liked the cheese platter and the snazzy interior of the Eight Café.

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The hotel also did well in offering a brunch option to guests on Sundays, especially for those who like to wake up a bit later like us.

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8 cafe crimson hotel alabang

8 cafe crimson hotel alabang

The hotel pool was another popular attraction for me. There is a kids wading pool as well as a connecting one for the adults. I managed to do some laps as it is quite a big pool.

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I really enjoyed the drink-all you can happy hour on the roof deck bar.

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The price was really good considering there were so many drinks we could choose from, and it was very pleasurable indeed.

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I must say that I highly recommend the Crimson Hotel Alabang as it was a unique experience.

crimson hotel alabang

We had so much fun here and we were so well served and comfortable, that we got to spend a lot of time inside the hotel, instead of wandering out! I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a hotel in this area as it was very satisfactory and memorable in so many ways.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila
Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive,
Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1781, Philippines
Tel. No.: (+63 2) 863-2222
Website: www.crimsonhotel.com
Facebook: CrimsonFlinvestCity

LOOK: Makati Food AdvenTour by Raintree Restaurants

Makati Food Tour by Raintree Restaurants

As that famous song goes – Food Glorious Food! – there is no denying that that is just what you shall be singing as you take a look at what the Makati Food Tour by the Raintree Restaurants has to offer. We decided to join this food tour that was organized by the Raintree Restaurants.

food tour makati

The plan was to go to 5 restaurants over 2 days, while we were staying in Makati. The Raintree Restaurants group offers delectable foods and they are renowned for their expertise in this line of business. Their name is related to upscale dining in this area, and practically all of their restaurants have a very good reputation, including the Saboten, the Kabila, M Café, Simple Lang and the Terraz Bistro.

We loved all of these 5 restaurants and it was a truly enjoyable and gustatory experience for all of us. The food was simply delicious, and the service was great. Moreover, the ambiance was simply perfect, and we all had a great time.

Simple Lang, which is near the Ayala Triangle Gardens was where we went first. The restaurant’s main goal is to serve good food in a simplified manner.

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We loved the various local dishes that we were served here, which were all given a particular twist. Appetizing and colourful foods were offered in a nice ambiance.

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We tried out the Batchoy Yan, the Hot Ginataang Bilo-Bilo, the Crispy Palabok, the Turon Bites and the Simpleng Arroz Caldo.

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On our second day, we went there again and tried out other dishes, which were just as delicious.

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We loved the Totoong Tokwa’t Baboy, the Fresh Lumpia Rolls, the Pansit Tinola and the Olocos Style Sisig Empanada.

Another one of our stops was the Terraz Bistro, which was very close by.

terraz bistro

This restaurant is decorated in a chic way and is ideal for private dining as well as bigger events, including social gatherings and corporate meetings.

Terraz Bistro

Contemporary comfort cuisine is their speciality here. Here we tried out several dishes, which were truly sumptuous.

terraz bistro

We loved the Simple Saffron Spaghetti, the Pavlovaz, the Spicy Terraz Corned Beef Adobo, the Buttered Tilapia Saltimbocca and the Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna, amongst others.

terraz bistro

terraz bistro

terraz bistro

Another great place was the Museum Café, which is known as M Café in short.

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Besides being a great place to have lunch or dinner, this restaurant is simply superb for breakfast, as we realized. This is an outstanding restaurant, which is located close to the Ayala Museum, thus its name. their speciality is Asian cuisine with a modern twist.

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museum cafe

museum cafe

Here we had delicious Hainan Chicken Noodles and Shark’s Fin Dumplings, Omelette with Jamon Excellente, M Benedict, and a great Asian Fruit Platter.

museum cafe

Another great restaurant we tried out was the Kabila Filipino Bistro. Here we went at lunchtime and we really enjoyed the delicious Filipino food.

Kabila restaurants

There were several dishes we could have tried out and we were literally spoiled for choice.

simple lang

kabila restaurants

Some of this restaurant’s specialities include the Ensaladang Kabila, the BBQ Chicken Inasal, the Seafood Guava Sinigang, the Slow-grilled Gindara and the Kabila’s Pork Bagnet.

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Personally I loved the Fresh Lumpia sa Kabila ad the Leche Flan Turon.

Finally we went to eat at the Saboten, where we enjoyed the authentic tonkatsu and other Japanese dishes.


The Shrimp Fry Set was awesome, and other dishes such as the Tenderloin set, the Claypot Chicken set and the Miso Katsu Tenderloin set were great to.


We tried out several others, and ended up stuffed!

There is no denying that these 5 restaurants were simply awesome. They offered us a vast selection of appetizing foods which we all enjoyed and recommend!

HOTEL REVIEW: B Hotel Quezon City – Get Best Rates Online, Guaranteed

I’ve found a great many fantastic hotels to stay over the weekend and I’m always finding more.

Admittedly visiting a new place is something I really enjoy. However, what made my stay extra special was the hotel that I got to stay in. I must say I was very impressed with the B Hotel Quezon City – and for many reasons.

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For starters, B Hotel is located in a great part of Quezon City, for which it is in fact named. Thanks to this, I got to enjoy the beauty of this city, and it was also extremely convenient for me to go to the malls, entertainment and nightlife facilities.

b hotel quezon city

Quezon City is very busy and packed with shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. The B Hotel strikes just the right balance between convenience and comfort, because even though I was just steps away from the hustle and bustle of this beautiful city, I still got to enjoy a relaxed and chic stay in the hotel. In fact the B Hotel is finished to the highest standards.

There are several exquisite finishes and an interior décor that is so refined yet so practical. If you start walking along the street, the façade of the B Hotel will immediately capture your attention because it is posh and eye-catching.

b hotel quezon city

Inside, you will surely love the décor too, and the fact that the rooms are equipped with every possible facility you might need so as to relax and have a great time. You will have air-conditioning, an LED cable TV, high-speed LAN and wi-fi access, a minibar and an in-room safe too.

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There is a private toilet and bath, and cleanliness is evident in every part of the room. Room service is also available.

I enjoyed the various facilities that were available in this hotel. Wi-fi is available in all public areas, and there is a large car park. The mezzanine bar and the lobby café are very nice too. The hotel is also a great option for business people as business meetings can easily and conveniently be conducted in the business centre.

b hotel quezon city

The service provided in the hotel was simply exceptional, from start to finish. The staff is very hospitable and friendly. They are the epitome of being given a service with a smile. Each and every one of them was very helpful and well mannered, and they made my stay in this hotel simply unique.

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The hotel offers buffet for early risers. The food was perfect and obviously the choice is up for grabs.

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Despite this, the prices charged here are very competitive. I can say that this was one of the hotels I enjoyed the most.

b hotel qc

So what are you waiting for book quickly through the hotel’s website. You get to view the rooms and their respective prices, and you can select the dates of your stay and make the reservation in a matter of minutes.

Moreover, the hotel offers the best price guarantee. This is a further proof that the hotel is offering highly competitive prices.

Considering that it is very budget-friendly but with an exceptional service, I highly recommend the B Hotel Quezon City to whoever would like to visit Quezon City.

The B Hotel Quezon City 4-star hotel
14 Scout Rallos St. Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City, Quezon City, 1103 Manila, Philippines

LOOK: Cebu Pacific Air Adopts Philippine Eagle ‘Mindanao’

Cebu Pacific Adopts Philippine Eagle ‘Mindanao’

Unfortunately many animals are on the verge of becoming extinct. One of these is the Philippine eagle, which is without doubt one of the most beautiful eagles in the world. Thankfully, the company Cebu Pacific, decided to make a good decision in this regard, as they decided to adopt this eagle so as to conserve it. Being one of the most critically endangered birds on the planet, this is a remarkable decision. Moreover, Cebu Pacific used it as a good marketing and promotional manner, since the firm’s logo actually depicts this eagle.

cebu pacific adopts mindanao

Cebu Pacific is the country’s largest airline company and on the 16th of October, they formally announced their decision to adopt the eagle ‘Mindanao’. This eagle is 13 years old, and the company will be taking care of it in various ways, such as by providing it with food as well as any necessary veterinary care for the next five years.

Cebu Pacific Adopts Philippine Eagle ‘Mindanao’

Mindanao was born on 10th December 2001 through the PEF’s captive breeding program. It was raised through hand and puppet rearing. This helped considerably in its lack of shyness as it has a very approachable nature.

This particular species, the Philippine eagle or Pithecophaga jefferyi, is endemic to the Luzon, Leyte, Samar and Mindanao islands in the Philippines. It is a giant forest raptor that has the broadest wingspan which reaches up to seven feet. Also it is the only blue-eyed bird of prey on the planet. It is interesting to note that this eagle can see eight times as far as humans, and it is monogamous. Its favourite food is the flying lemur, but it also fancies snakes, bats, squirrels, hornbills, civets and monkeys.

To date there are just 340 pairs of the Philippine eagle left in the wild. Even though there are laws that protect them, unfortunately they are still being shot, either through ignorance or for sport. In fact at least one of these beautiful eagles gets killed every year. Besides shooting, these eagles are very vulnerable to deforestation too. Since each mated pair of Philippine eagles need between 7,000 and 13,000 hectares of forest territory in order to survive, deforestation is a huge threat for these eagles. Besides, the Philippines is the fourth forest hotspot that is most threatened worldwide. Between 1990 and 2010, the UN FAO estimated that the forest cover declined by more than 54,000 hectares every year.

LOOK: Cebu Pacific Adopts Philippine Eagle ‘Mindanao’

Cebu Pacific is known for its commitment to help in environmental issues, as well as conservation. Some of its other initiatives include Bright Skies for EveryJuan, which was a campaign that they embarked on in conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund. This campaign benefited two of the country’s great coral reefs, namely the Apo and the Tubbataha Reefs. Initiatives such as this are also favourable and let us hope other companies will join in some way or another so as to help keep this truly beautiful bird species alive.

Make a difference : 

To adopt, donate or support, please visit, Philippine Eagle Foundation.

Travel Information :

The Philippine Eagle center is located at Malagos District, approximately 45 minutes-1 hour from Davao city.  

Special thanks to Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Eagle Foundation and Marco Polo Hotel Davao.

Red Planet Amorsolo, Philippines: REDefining The Value Hotel Experience

Red Planet Hotel Amorsolo

Located in a very convenient area of Manila, the Red Planet Amorsolo is one of the most popular hotels of this popular city. For those who like to be near the city’s liveliest parts, this hotel is a great option.

red planet amorsolo

One will be able to arrive easily to some of the most important facilities of Manila. To top that up the hotel is full of amenities, and so you can rest assured that your stay will be a dynamic and comfortable one.

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The Red Planet Amorsolo Hotel is literally in the heart of Manila. It is just 190 metres away from the Makati Medical Centre and about 600 metres away from the RCBC Plaza. There are the Glorietta and the Greenbelt Malls about 2km away. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is also not that far off.

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The hotel is close to several restaurants and bars, as well as relaxation spots. The district is has been highly rated because it is packed with amenities and also ideal for relaxation as the beach is not far.

red planet amorsolo

At the Red Planet Amorsolo one will be able to avail of free wi-fi in all the rooms as well as in the public areas. There are facilities suitable for disabled people, luggage storage and a helpful 24 hour front desk. For business people who plan to stay here, the hotel offers fax and photocopying services as well. All the staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful. They will make you feel at home and at ease.

red planet amorsolo

The hotel rooms have been designed to offer a comfortable stay with air conditioning, blackout curtains, large comfortable beds, a flat screen TV with both local and international channels, a safety vault, a full mirror and various other amenities and features. There is an ensuite private bathroom equipped with a shower and basic facilities, as well as free toiletries. There is also a desk in the room. There are non smoking rooms too. Pets are not allowed in this hotel.

red planet amorsolo

There is free parking available on site and housekeeping services are provided on a daily basis. The hotel has been highly rated by people who stayed here because there are no frills and elegancy, but everything is sleek, modern yet very comfortable and convenient.

red planet amorsolo

Many describe it as a functional and convenient hotel, and with its great location it certainly is.

For direct bookings, you may visit Red Planet Hotels website. Register at RemembeRED Programme and you’ll get 10% off on all bookings.

Red Planet – Amorsolo, Makati (book online)
99 Urban Avenue, Pio Del Pilar,
Makati City 1230
Contact Number: (+63) 2.519.0888
Email Address: philippines@redplanethotels.com



If you love traveling, you know that you will stay at a hotel and should follow hotel etiquettes as a guest so that you do not annoy anyone.

However, if you are traveling solo for the first time, here are some suggestions that will help you be a good hotel guest.

Asking everyone to do everything

Well, there are different departments in every management. So, don’t assume that the staff member who just crossed by you knows and does everything in the hotel.

For example, if you ask the waiter to clean your room properly, you will probably annoy them. Yes, if you ask them for the room service number or a related question, they might be in a position to answer your question with a genuine smile on their face.

Be polite

Yes, you are on a holiday, but that doesn’t mean that you should forget everything, including good manners. If you are rude to the staff members, you will never be in a position to enjoy your travel. On the other hand, if you are polite, they will help you even when you ask them repeatedly.

Keep a check on your requests

If you make ridiculous requests, you will be disappointed and, at the same time, you will annoy the staff. So, before making a request, be sure that your request is logical and possible.


You have seen such cases around you. If not, you might be one of them.

Over-exaggerating is an issue because there are people who love irritating other people. For example, if the TV remote batteries are dead, you can simply ask for a replacement, but there are people who will shout out loud and let the world know that their TV remote batteries are dead. They further go on to say that the hotel management is so poor that they cannot even arrange for a replacement.

Don’t do that. You will only depress yourself even on a vacation.


You should not roam around the hotel in your innerwear. In some places, hotel management even requests their guests to wear clothes that cover them from top to bottom.

So, if you do not have appropriate, comfortable clothing, you should think of visiting online stores like Nordstrom and start hunting for suitable clothing. Comfortable, appropriate clothing is available at a reasonable price at Nordstrom. However, if you are looking for an additional discount on your purchases, you should look for coupon codes at popular coupon sites. Coupon codes are life savers, and you will find many coupon codes for Nordstrom at ChameleonJohn.com.

Being good hotel guest


We are not talking about physically threatening the staff member to kill them if they do not get you your morning tea on time, but hotel guests often threaten staff members by telling them that they will leave a bad review on Yelp and other hotel review sites.

Frankly, most of the staff members do not care for it. So, don’t use this trick because it will not help you.