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Weekends Away: Revisiting Baguio City

Weekends Away: Revisiting Baguio City

Baguio City, also known as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines,” has established itself as one of the premier tourist destinations in...

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Crown Prince of Dubai Sponsors Photo Award and Workshop at SM Aura

Crown Prince of Dubai Sponsors Photo Award and Workshop at SM Aura

Last Thursday, 28 May 2015, the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) Exhibit was launched at the SM Aura...

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GPCCI Summer Networking Night – Friday, 29 May 2015

GPCCI Summer Networking Night – Friday, 29 May 2015

The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) continues to uphold its mission of being one of the strongest bilateral network...

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

The Mind Museum - Science Comes To Life

Time 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue The Mind Museum at Taguig, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description The Mind Museum is the first world-class science museum in the Philippines. It is a P1 billion project built purely from private donations. The Mind Museum is a center for the public understanding of science, where science is fun, engaging and accessible to all. | The Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. started planning for the project in 2007. The Mind Museum finally opened its doors to the public on 16 March 2012. | The dinosaur exhibit at The Mind Museum shows them at their best and at their skinniest (They're all bones now!). Experience it and more than 250 other exhibits, at the science museum for real life. | Ticket prices: Php600 - adults | Php450 - child/private school student (up to college) | Php150 - public school student (up to college) | Php150 - teacher (upon presentation of valid school or PRC ID indicating "Professional Teacher") Php750 - all-day pass (without 3-hour limit) Php2,500 - Unlimited Science Pass - year-round, all day admission and much more | For more information, please visit: http://www.themindmuseum.org/.

ECCP Young Professionals Committee Networking Night

Time 7:30pm
Venue Hole In the Wall, 4/F The Loft,Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue corner Salamanca Street, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Young Professionals Committee (YPC) invites you to ECCP YPC Networking Night. Door charge: Php1500 (Door charge comes with 20% discount on Smoky Bastard and Mr. Delicious beverages plus a chance to win fun raffle prizes! | Website: www.eccp.com.

❤ Love Your Dogs Tour: Cesar Millan Live in Manila 2015

Time 8:00pm
Venue Smart Araneta Coliseum, General Araneta, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description "World renowned dog behavior expert, Cesar Millan, returns for another educational and entertaining live show here in Manila. His show will be held at the Big Dome this Summer 2015." | TICKET PRICES (inclusive of ticket service charges) | Patron VIP - PHP5,300 | Patron - PHP3,180 | Box Premium - PHP2,120 | Box Regular - PHP1,590 | Tickets are available at all Ticketnet outlets nationwide and online at www.ticketnet.com.ph. Call 911-5555 for ticket inquiries. | Please note: Cesar Millan LIVE - Love your Dogs Tour is for people training, therefore no dogs are allowed at the venue - only approved service dogs are permitted. | For more information, please visit: http://manilaconcertscene.blogspot.com/2015/02/cesarmillan2015.html

Friday, 29 May 2015

AmCham Kapihan (Coffee Mornings)

Time 7:30am
Venue Elks Club, 7/F Corinthian Plaza Bldg., Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description American Chamber of Commerce of the Phils. invites you to join their coffee morning or "Kapihan". Everyone is welcome! This is a service information group that will give you an update on what’s the latest on the business industry. RSVP: pauline@amchamphilippines.com

German Club: GPCCI Summer Networking Night

Time 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue Seaside Wall Garden, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, CCP
Description The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Philippinen) continues to uphold its mission of being one of the strongest bilateral network platform in the Philippine business community. In line with this, we invite you to cap off the summer season with our annual… | GPCCI Summer Networking Night | Friday, 29 May 2015 18:00-23:00 at the Seaside Wall Garden of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Dress Code: Casual (Outdoors) | Admission: | Pre-registration ~ Members: Php2000 | Non-members: Php2200 | Walk-in ~ Members: Php2200 | Non-members: Php2400 | For confirmation of attendance, you may contact Kathleen Rodriguez at kathleen.rodriguez@gpcci.org or +63 2 519-8110 loc. 817. Thank you and we look forward to see you there!

♬ Jason Chen Live in Manila

Time 8:00pm
Venue Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Avenue, Parañaque, Metro Manila
Description "YouTube sensation Jason Chen is coming to Manila for a one-day-only show at the Theatre of the Solaire Resort and Casino, Parañaque City. Dubbed as "Jason Chen Live in Manila", the special treat by Solaire organised by Creon will indulge music aficionados with Chen's well-loved, phenomenal covers of pop favourites and highly raved original music. Popularised by his wide vocal range and heartfelt renditions of international pop favourites, Chen's official YouTube channel currently has 250 million views and 1.2 million subscribers. The 26-year-old Taiwanese-American pop singer based in Southern California began his singing career at the age of 17 when he was inspired to serenade a girl whom he was inviting to the prom." | Reference: Philippine Star | Ticket Prices: | Php3500 Gold | Php3500 Premium-Gold | Php3000 Silver | Php1750 Balcony A | Php750 Balcony B | Tickets from Ticketworld at 891-9999.

InterNations: Life's A Beach - A Later Offering

Time 9:00pm
Venue Undakit, Zambales - Log in InterNations website for details (www.internations.org)
Description "Let's try this again. Given that the last one was posted late, we will move it to the end of May to give time for people to schedule properly and hopefully be able to join already. | As the Gruesome Twosome promised, we bring you the Pinoy Beach Experience! Given that a lot are not into the "sleeping in tents..." We have made arrangements for us to stay in a resort with airconditioning. Lol :) | What: Weekend at the beach | Where: Pundakit, Zambales | Accommodations: we are making arrangements at Casa San Miguel in Zambales if not, we might stay in Subic. | Minimum number of pax: 10 for this to push through-max of 20 | Vehicle: We are getting one mini bus or 2 vans (depending on final confirmation) Itinerary: ETD Makati - 9pm, May 29 (Friday) ; ETA Makati - 7pm, May 31 (Sunday) We are leaving Friday night so that we will have at least a day and a half in the beach and not worry too much about traveling and wasting the sun). Manila to Zambales is about 3 1/2 hours per way. | Working budget: Php 6,500 - 7,500 depending on number of pax to attend | Inclusions: food (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 snack); accommodation (twin sharing - airconditioned room, two queen sized beds, one room would be for 5 people - 4 single beds and 1 queen sized bed, clean toilet and shower); tour of the accommodation (it's a museum too); round trip transfers including the van/minibus, toll fees, gas, food for driver - boat to Camara island. We also have a tour to the other islands and coves. It's a weekend of sunbathing, swimming and just chilling on the beach. | Should you prefer to bring your own vehicle please advise so we can remove that from the costing. :) Thanks. | Let us know if you have any concerns. Please message me with your email add if you are confirmed as we need to imake arrangements for deposits. Thanks everyone! :) | Aviec and Pam | Marievic "Aviec" Mariano, Activity Host

Saturday, 30 May 2015

♬ Alveria Brightscape Campfest - Experience a campsite like no other!

Venue Sandbox, Alviera, Porac, Pampanga
Description Featuring the music of Imago, Barbie Almalbis, Quest, Brisom, Chocolate Factory, Absolute Play, Adinka Lumads and many more! Book now! Packages available at Travelfactor.org/brightscape.

Art Exhibit at Filipinas Heritage Library: "Imagining Batanes" and Talk with award-winning anthropologist, Florentino H. Hornedo, Ph.D. - “Word & Reality in Ivatan Traditional Lyric Poetry”

Time 9:00am
Venue 2/f Ayala Museum, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Firetree Press, The Jorge, Aurora and Pacita Abad Memorial Foundation, Inc. and Filipinas Heritage Library invite you to visit "Imaging Batanes". | Free admission for the Exhibit! Ongoing from 12-31 May 2015 | Talks: Word & Reality in Ivatan Traditional Lyric Poetry with Florentino H. Hornedo, PhD (University of Santo Tomas Graduate School) Saturday, 30 May 2015, 3:00pm | P 300* | For inquiries: | Phone 759-8288 loc. 36/45 | Email: asklibrarian@filipinaslibrary.org.ph |

♡Photography Workshop by Tom Ang of HIPA

Time 12:00nn
Venue Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
Description "The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) will launch a photo gallery in the SM Aura Premier shopping mall in the Filipino capital, Manila, showcasing winners and finalists from the 4th season of competition ‘Life in Colour’. The gallery is set to open on Thursday the 28th of May 2015 and will run until Wednesday the 3rd of June. HIPA will also present two workshops at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura Premier by world renowned photography author and HIPA judge, Tom Ang. Ang’s workshops are set to be held on Saturday the 30th as well as Sunday the 31st of May 2015." | Reference: http://www.hipa.ae/en/media/news-releases/172 | For details about the workshop, please visit Expatch article: http://www.expatch.org/2015/05/29/crown-prince-of-dubai-sponsors-photo-award-and-workshop-at-sm-aura/ Or contact SM Aura Premier at 815-AURA (815-2872) or email info@sm-aura.com. | Website: http://www.sm-aura.com/contact-us |

Workshop: Writer's Block Philippines - Travel The Write Way - A Travel Writing Workshop

Time 1:00pm
Venue Fully Booked, Building 6, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description "Those with the spirit of wanderlust and those who want to immortalize their travel experiences on paper may either create a journal, or better yet, turn those vacations into travel articles. Join the half-day workshop of Writer’s Block Philippines, “Travel the Write Way” happening on May 30, 1:00 to 6:00 PM in Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City. | Aspiring writers, freelancers, and bloggers will go through an introduction to travel writing, learn the anatomy of a travel story, and discover tips and techniques of this style of feature writing. | The Co-Founders of Writer’s Block Philippines, Ana P. Santos and Nikka Sarthou-Lainez, will share their secrets of the trade and how they were able to write travel-related features for various print and online publications. While guest speaker, Erica Paredes, a curious adventurer who has over a decade of experience as editor and writer, will reveal her own tips as well. She has been writing about travel and food for the past five years, and continues to travel the globe and write about it for a major newspaper and her personal blog. | Registration is now open and there are only limited slots available! For inquiries and reservations, email writersblock.ph@gmail.com or contact 0917.397.9927. Visit www.writersblockphilippines.com for more details.” | This event is made possible by Fully Booked, 2nd Avenue, BusinessWorld, Freelancer.com, WheninManila.com, and Dong-A. | Contact Details: For inquiries and reservations, email writersblock.ph@gmail.com or contact (63 917) 397-9927.

♬ Concert: Dream Fields Music Festival with Robin Thicke, Tritonal, Urbandub, Pupil, Franco, Rivermaya, Kjwan, Mack Marasigan, Travis Mondos and Ron Poe

Time 2:00pm
Venue Vista Concert Grounds, Vista City, Daang Hari Road, Las Pinas City
Description "Dream Fields Music Festival is a story of your musical dreams turned reality. It will bring to life a line-up of international and local artists under multiple genres. The said festival will be held this summer, May 2015 in Vista Concert Grounds." | Ticket prices: | VIP - P8,500 | General Admission - P4,200 | General Admission (Early Bird, promo until April 16, 2015) - P3,150 | Tickets are available at all Ticketworld, Ticketnet and SM Tickets outlets. You can buy tickets online at http://bit.ly/dreamfieldsph. Call 891-9999 for ticket inquiries. | For more information, please visit: | http://bit.ly/dreamfieldsph | https://www.facebook.com/DreamFieldsMusicFestival |

Sunday, 31 May 2015

✮Midnight Madness Sale at Glorietta!

Time 10:00am - midnight!
Venue Glorietta, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Shop it like it's hot! Get the coolest deals for the hottest summer nights at Glorietta with deals up to 70% off! Sale is ongoing from May 29-31, 2015. Don't miss the midnight madness. #glorietta #iloveglorietta

♡Photography Workshop by Tom Ang of HIPA

Time 12:00nn
Venue Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
Description "The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) will launch a photo gallery in the SM Aura Premier shopping mall in the Filipino capital, Manila, showcasing winners and finalists from the 4th season of competition ‘Life in Colour’. The gallery is set to open on Thursday the 28th of May 2015 and will run until Wednesday the 3rd of June. HIPA will also present two workshops at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura Premier by world renowned photography author and HIPA judge, Tom Ang. Ang’s workshops are set to be held on Saturday the 30th as well as Sunday the 31st of May 2015." | Reference: http://www.hipa.ae/en/media/news-releases/172 | For details about the workshop, please contact SM Aura Premier at 815-AURA (815-2872) or email info@sm-aura.com. | Website: http://www.sm-aura.com/contact-us |

☆ Book Signing with Nigel Barker, international fashion photographer

Time 5:00pm
Venue Level 3, Atrium, SM Aura Premier, 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
Description National Book Store and SM Malls bring you a book signing events with Nigel Barker. | "International fashion photographer Nigel Barker is coming to the Philippines for book signing events on May 31 at 5:00pm in the Level 3, Atrium, SM Aura Premier and on June 1 at 5:00pm in the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall. Registration starts at 10:00am for both events. Copies of his latest book 'Models of Influence' will be available at the event. | 'Models of Influence' is a collection of stories of 50 of the most influential women from the 1940s to the present day who reset the course of fashion. The book reveals each model's indelible place in the pantheons of fashion and pop culture." (Reference: Philippine Star)

Monday, 1 June 2015

♡Photo Gallery: 4th Season of "Life in Colour" by Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), founded by the Crown Prince of Dubai

Time 10:00am - 9:00pm
Venue SM Aura Premier, 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description "The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) will launch a photo gallery in the SM Aura Premier shopping mall in the Filipino capital, Manila, showcasing winners and finalists from the 4th season of competition ‘Life in Colour’. The gallery is set to open on Thursday the 28th of May 2015 and will run until Wednesday the 3rd of June. HIPA will also present two workshops at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura Premier by world renowned photography author and HIPA judge, Tom Ang. Ang’s workshops are set to be held on Saturday the 30th as well as Sunday the 31st of May 2015." Reference: http://www.hipa.ae/en/media/news-releases/172 | For details about the workshop, please contact SM Aura Premier at 815-AURA (815-2872) or email info@sm-aura.com. | Website: http://www.sm-aura.com/contact-us |

☆ Book Signing with Nigel Barker, international fashion photographer

Time 5:00pm
Venue SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description National Book Store and SM Malls bring you a book signing events with Nigel Barker. | "International fashion photographer Nigel Barker is coming to the Philippines for book signing events on May 31 at 5:00pm in the Level 3, Atrium, SM Aura Premier and on June 1 at 5:00pm in the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall. Registration starts at 10:00am for both events. Copies of his latest book 'Models of Influence' will be available at the event. | 'Models of Influence' is a collection of stories of 50 of the most influential women from the 1940s to the present day who reset the course of fashion. The book reveals each model's indelible place in the pantheons of fashion and pop culture." (Reference: Philippine Star)

Howzat Sports Schedule – May-June 2015

Visit Howzat to keep track of your favourite international sports. Watch them live on HD at...

Howzat Sports Schedule – May-June 2015
posted on: May 28, 2015 | author:

Enjoy the Cold and Creamy Goodness of Halo-Halo

When summer comes most Filipinos usually crave for one thing, halo-halo! This popular dessert in the Philippines, literally...

Enjoy the Cold and Creamy Goodness of Halo-Halo
posted on: May 27, 2015 | author:

In Tagalog: Filipino food – tapsilog, tahong, hipon, sugpo

It is good to know the names of a few Filipino dishes to be able to speak the language when ordering in a restaurant or even in...

In Tagalog: Filipino food – tapsilog, tahong, hipon, sugpo
posted on: May 26, 2015 | author:

Discover The Far North: Ivatan Culture in “Imagining Batanes” at the Ayala Museum

Firetree Press, The Jorge, Aurora, and Pacita Abad Memorial Foundation, Inc. and Filipinas Heritage Library present “Imagining...

Discover The Far North: Ivatan Culture in “Imagining Batanes” at the Ayala Museum
posted on: May 22, 2015 | author:
Sports Schedule From Howzat – Week 4 – May 2015

Sports Schedule From Howzat – Week 4 – May 2015

posted on: May 22, 2015 | author:

Weekends are more fun at Howzat Sports Bar! Come and watch your favourite international sports live on HD.     Write...

The Importance of Country Competitiveness

The Importance of Country Competitiveness

posted on: May 21, 2015 | author:

Countries – like companies – compete. Nations compete for investments, trade in services and tourists. This focus on...

Philippine Festival: Flores de Mayo and Its Origin

Philippine Festival: Flores de Mayo and Its Origin

posted on: May 20, 2015 | author:

Most festivals in the Philippines are religious in nature. This includes the “Flores de Mayo” which is done as a tribute to...

Changi Chapel and Museum: Vestiges of Hope of Omnipotence

Changi Chapel and Museum: Vestiges of Hope of Omnipotence

posted on: May 19, 2015 | author:

Singapore is a place known for Merlion, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and Universal Studios. Within its paradisal...

In Tagalog: Bundok, bulkan, burol, lambak, bukid

In Tagalog: Bundok, bulkan, burol, lambak, bukid

posted on: May 18, 2015 | author:

Let us learn the Tagalog words for landforms.   There are a lot of beautiful sceneries of mountains, hills and volcanoes in...

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