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Jeepneys are one the most iconic symbols in the Philippines, and if we ever saw one in a movie, we would always be quick to surmise that the movie was shot in the Philippines. All Filipinos treat this ingenious creation with utmost respect and pride.
This month, the U.S. Embassy Manila celebrates this piece of cultural heritage with the Sakay Na! Jeepney Photo Challenge! The U.S. Embassy urges Filipinos to submit their best original (raw or edited) photo featuring a Philippine Jeepney. The person who submits the photo must be the photograph’s creator – entries sent on behalf of others will not be accepted.
Any resident of the Philippines ages 13 and older can join the contest! Just click the link below for more information.
So what are you waiting for? Let your creativity shine now and share your snapshots of the Philippine jeepney!]]>
• Slice the tikoy into strips and prepare slivers of langka.
• Wrap the tikoy and langka together in lumpia wrappers.
• Fry until golden brown.
• Drizzle with condensed milk for a sweet ending.
Tikoy and Turon are both very traditional delicacies—now combined to tickle your taste buds!]]>
Commonly known as Luneta Park, or simply Luneta, Rizal Park has become one of the most distinct symbols associated with Filipinos. Within its grounds lie the famous Dr. Jose Rizal monument (which by the way, is just one of numerous ones scattered around the globe), as well as enchanting oriental gardens, an open auditorium, the Lapu-Lapu monument, a skating rink, and vast picnic areas. This historical park sits adjacent to Intramuros, and is surrounded by the Manila Ocean Park, the Planetarium, the Orchidarium and Butterfly Pavilion, the National Museum and the National Library. If you’ve got lots of time, you could easily do the rounds in all of these magnificent spots!
Situated west of Luneta Park behind the Quirino Grandstand, this fascinating marine themed park features a wide array of thrilling attractions, dining and lifestyle shops, and marine exhibits.
Manila’s First Integrated Resort offers interactive activities for all ages – and no less than with a splendid view of Manila Bay!
Get feet-tickled with the Fish Spa, or mingle with South American sea lions in the Marine Life Habitat. Gaze at Southeast Asia’s most vibrant sea creatures in the Oceanarium, or see the Dancing Sea Jellies. Be delighted with a 120-foot musical fountain and laser show. For the adventurous, exciting rides such as the Aquanaut Voyage, Glass Bottom Boat ride and Shark Attack will surely take you on an adrenaline spin!
After a tiring day of enjoying the sights, unwind at the Vegas/ beach-inspired Liquid Pool and Lounge, then treat yourself to a relaxing accommodation at Hotel H20.
Within Manila stands the quaint Walled City, Intramuros, Manila’s oldest district. The fortified city is surrounded by Fort Santiago’s defensive walls, which used to protect the city from foreign raiders and pirates. Most of the structures in this historic district, which date back to the Spanish Colonial Period, remain preserved at present, including authentic cannons and beautiful Spanish casas, parks and gardens – all of which are popular wedding venues. Also found inside Intramuros are the Manila Cathedral and the 16th century Roman Catholic church, San Agustin Church, the country’s oldest.
• See the urban sights in Fort Bonifacio.
Otherwise known as The Global City, Bonifacio Global City or simply, The Fort, Fort Bonifacio has been developed into Taguig’s premier urbanized district. Home to high-end condo units, towering skyscrapers, St. Luke’s Medical Center and the International School Manila, The Fort also boasts a comprehensive shopping complex, Market!Market!, and Boni High Street, an open-air strip of trendy bars, cafes, restaurants and upscale boutiques. Located nearby is the Piazza, Serendra’s very own mini-mall.
• Experience wildlife and nature at the Manila Zoo.
Spanning almost six hectares, the Manila Zoo and Botanical Garden houses over 800 animals and various plant and tree species. Built in 1959, it stands as Asia’s first, largest and oldest zoo. For a P40 admission fee (P20 for kids; half if you’re a Manila resident), you get to see all these wonderful creatures and enjoy fun-filled activities such as boating, posing in photobooths and shopping for eclectic souvenirs!
• Walk along the Roxas Boulevard Baywalk and ride the ferry at sunset.
This 10-kilometer stretch of bayfront boulevard is home to a variety of food stalls, handicraft shops and benches to accommodate a most pleasurable view of Manila’s Sunset Boulevard. Roxas Boulevard is also home to two of the country’s finest cultural and arts shacks, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Aliw Theatre. A plethora of restaurants and bars adorn the place and the adjacent Macapagal Avenue. If you’re feeling extra romantic, take a ferry ride at sunset at Manila Bay and be mesmerized as the sun settles down its vast waters.
• Take a trip ‘round Pasig via the Pasig River ferry.
Launched in 2007, the Pasig River ferry offers a glimpse of the city from another retrospect. With its modern A/C powered vessels, strategically located stations, tight security, and amiable staff, the ferry renders comfortable, serene trips, allowing one to enjoy Pasig River past its shanties. For a minimum of P25, the ferry takes you on a relaxing journey from the river’s mouth down to 14 stations, any day of the week.
• Go mall-hopping!
Being the country’s capital, Manila is a major seat of trade and commerce. Everything you ever want and need is right in its malls and complexes – be it the latest gadgets, sports, entertainment and lifestyle activities, dining outlets, or accessories and apparel!
Apart from the Robinson’s Place Mall in Ermita, the city is also home to a wide range of SM department store branches, including the SM Mall of Asia, Asia’s largest mall that is nestled at the heart of the lovely Roxas Boulevard Baywalk.
• Shop in one of Manila’s many tiangges
Filipinos are known for their love of cheap finds and frugality. And so comes one tiangge – or flea market offering both wet and dry goods, usually at discounted prices – buffeting one open space to another.
Guadalupe and Divisoria’s budget-friendly fab finds are guaranteed to transform you into one shopping-frenzied addict. If you prefer a more intimate, upscale shopping experience, then head over to the posh stalls in Tiendesitas or the Greenhills Shopping Center, or sample the widely diverse gastronomic treats in the Mercato Centrale food bazaar at The Fort.
• Experience the Makati nightlife and its jaw-dropping skyline.
The city of Makati is home to Metro Manila’s tallest, most impressive architectural structures. skyscrpaers and upscale hotels abound in every corner, lending an air of globalization all throughout the city. Among its most popular landmarks are the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Peninsula Manila and the Glorietta and Greenbelt malls.
But that’s only one side of the coin. Known for its bustling nightlife, Makati is also teeming with alternative lifestyle and clubbing opportunities: from al-fresco bars to KTVs, to the world-renowned Hard Rock Café. Indeed, this city just never sleeps.]]>
And what impeccable timing e-jeepneys have been! Trips commence from The Landmark Department Store in Makati Avenue and ply several areas in Salcedo and Legaspi Village. E-jeepneys operate from 7 am to 10 am, 11 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm.
With e-jeepneys, Makati commuters are able to board a smoke-free vehicle, thereby helping decrease environmentally harmful fumes. But hurry, because each e-jeepney only allots a-ten second loading and unloading time per stop!
Here are the e-jeepney stopover areas for your convenience:
With the skyrocketing gasoline prices and so many flood-prone areas in the city, pedicabs are a wise, not to mention, fun alternative when traversing Manila at large.]]>
For those who joined the contest, it’s time to show everyone what you see and love about our home, and for those who didn’t join, it’s time to show up and feel the love and inspiration, because you never know what other fun things we have up our sleeves (*hint hint*). But for now, why don’t we take our hats off to RIA MALONZO who is the winner of the grand prize! Congratulations, Ria! To all of Ria’s friends, it’s time to celebrate in her big victory. For those who didn’t win, bring your friends along to cheer for all the time and effort you put in for Manila, and for everyone else, we have all the reasons for you to come on over and party with us from food, booze, special numbers, special guests, and cool prizes and give-away’s that await! So come with all the love on December 13, 4 p.m. onwards at The Arts in the City at The Fort Bonifacio Global City! Come ready to mingle and party with Manila’s die-hard fans!
See you there!
Doors open at 9 p.m. Cheers!
Wear RED for TAKEN, YELLOW for IT’S COMPLICATED, and GREEN for SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE!!!
The best part? From 9-11pm, it’s open bar so no more cheesy ice breakers okay, boys?
See you there!
*Amber Ultralounge: located at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig*]]>
This be the ninth year o’ celebratin’ International Talk Like A Pirate Day all o’er the world! We mean the “stealin’ stuff on the high seas and looking’ rugged like Johnny Depp” kind o’ pirate, not the “dibidi” variety. So put on yer eyepatches, bring out the rum, and hoist that black flag with a skull on it!
Karen Kunawicz, Capt’n o’ Black Pearl Philippines tells us why ’tis fun t’be a pirate: ‘Pirates have a bit more leeway with their behavior. Do something slippery, tricksy or impolite and well, you can just go: “PIRATE!” What more can anyone say? “Oh that insolent, self-serving, vile piece of scum.” That may be received with an “Oh, you flatter me.”‘
We be merry-makin’ at Fat Michael’s Gastropub on the eve o’ the 19th o’ September! With wenches and rum, o’ course. See ya there, mateys!
Pirate & Mermaid since 2010
Black Pearl Philippines
Welcome to the Sole Slam Manila 2011 where it’s not just a shoe hunt, it’s also a day full of food, drinks, music, and the ultimate love for streetwear!
Check out the Ronac Art Center on September 11 from 2-8 pm for your sneaker fix!