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Food

Rose & Grace Restaurant Sta. Rosa, Laguna

 Located along the highway right across Paseo Santa Rosa, Rose & Grace is a restaurant in the Philippines puts a twist into the humble turo-turo eateries by blending it with the kind of service and quality found in most fine dining restaurants to give you a completely unique dining experience.

Travel

Enjoy a Fun-Filled Day Trip at Tagaytay Picnic Grove

 Located at Brgy. Sungay on the eastern side of Tagaytay City, Tagaytay Picnic Grove is a sprawling 13.5 hectare park where families and friends can come to share good food, great camaraderie, and a spectacular view. It’s one of the top travel destinations in the Philippines frequented by families and friends throughout the year.

Food

Akakage Japanese Restaurant BF Homes

 It’s a tradition in my family that each time there is a birthday, the birthday celebrant gets to choose where to eat for the day. When my mom celebrated her birthday last month, she decided that we try out Akakage, a Japanese restaurant that just recently opened along J. Elizalde Street in BF Homes.

Food

Tea Talk Tea Room BF Homes

Tea Talk is a sophisticated and cozy little tea room located just along Aguirre Avenue inside BF Homes that a a friend and I discovered while scouting for a place to grab a late night snack. Since that time, it has been the place that I would go whenever I needed to satisfy my craving for milk tea.

Food

Balut: the Stuff or Nightmares or Just Plain Misunderstood?

Balut is a Filipino street food delicacy loved by some and feared by many. Is it really the stuff of nightmares or just one very misunderstood egg?

Food

Papa John's Pizza at BF Homes

Papa John's Pizza, a popular pizza joint in Jefferson, Indiana, is now in BF Homes. Here's a restaurant review to give you an idea what to expect dining here.

Travel

Choose Philippines Launches Tourism Music Video on ASAP Rocks

Choose Philippines' music video 'Piliin ang Pilipinas' showcases the best about the Philippines, making it such a valuable contribution to the country's tourism industry. Here's my personal take about the new tourism music video.

Books

Are You A Gutsy Girl?

In the 21st century, we have seen the rise of empowered women who have made a mark in their fields. We have looked up to them as models to be imitated. They have shown us how great it is to be alive and do what we are passionate about.

Food

Cibo - Al Dente AL DE Time

Where else can you find comforting, modern yet still authentic Italian cuisine that serves pasta cooked al dente unfailingly, every single time?

Travel

Journey to Medina

We went on a three-day journey to Medina, Misamis Oriental. It was part of our requirements in our subject in photography. We went on that journey riding a bus for four hours, knowing what lies ahead. When we arrived in Medina, we saw the place as very quaint. The place is described by its natural scenery...

Food

Gloria Maris Dimsum Kitchen Served Hot

Only in the Philippines, there is a Chinese dimsum restaurant known as the Gloria Maris Dimsum Kitchen which always satisfies the hungry bellies of its patrons. In this restaurant, famous and regular people have dined and kept on

Fun & Me-Time

A Soothing Chinese Massage at Ruyifang Massage & Reflexology

There’s no better way to end a long, busy week than treating yourself to a relaxing massage. And for me, one of the best places to go for a relaxing massage is at Ruyifang Massage & Reflexology.

Books

Remember Chicken Soup for the Soul?

Reading the Chicken Soup for the Soul books is a great way to spend your time. Each story reaches out to a target reader who relates to the category. This series of books is a brainchild of Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.

Food

Mary Grace Ensaymada and Cheese Roll

Mary Grace is a purveyor of arguably the best tasting ensaymada you can find in Manila.

Fun & Me-Time

Adrenaline-pumping Seven Falls zipline


Lake Sebu in South Cotabato is slowly becoming one of the top tourist destinations in Mindanao. If you are within the vicinity, make sure to visit the Seven Falls Zipline. Adrenaline junkies will get more than just the usual thrill that comes with the ride, but a visual treat of the breathtaking view of the falls and surrounding ...

Fun & Me-Time

Re-FISH-ing Foot Spa at Tagaytay's Picnic Grove

The last thing I expected while spending a day at Tagaytay Picnic Grove was to become fish food. But this unique foot spa treatment was definitely worth it.

Fun & Me-Time

Cagsawa Belfry

The belfry of Cagsawa Church, a parish buried in lavaflow when Mt. Mayon unleashed her fury on February 1, 1814.

Food

Heaven & Eggs - From Clouds & Halo to Rock & Roll

What used to be a haven for all things heavenly suddenly had a backdrop for everything rock and roll.

Books

The Filipino Adult Reading Habit

Reading books is no longer a hobby of Filipino adults. Less than one-fourth out of 100 in Filipino adults continue to read books. This is a sad fact based on research.

Fun & Me-Time

ELEMENTS Camp Looking Aspirants

~ A total of sixty (60) aspirants – thirty (30) singers and thirty (30) songwriters will be accepted to be the second batch of ELEMENTS participants. More than twenty (20) mentors will be joining the campers in Dumaguete City from November 6 -10, 2011. ~

Fun & Me-Time

You know WikiLeaks. Now check out VatiLeaks

VatiLeaks = Vatican Leaks. If you like your conspiracy theories, here's a great addition. For all the skeptics and reason-thinkers out there, VatiLeaks is a treasure trove of hours of entertainment. All conspiracies have a smidgeon of truth. That truth is usually proportional to the size of the subject being examined.

Fun & Me-Time

Why Sari Sari Sounds?

P3 is proud to have sarisarisounds.com on board with their regular column and features.
Support sarisarisounds. Support original Pinoy music. Listen to their online streams and talk shows to hear what's relevant in the modern Pinoy music scene as well as social issues.

Food

C2 Classic Cuisine

Classic meets modern in these "twisted" versions of Filipino favorites.

Fun & Me-Time

Cocina: UP Diliman's Own Food Bazaar

 Banchetto and Mercato are known for bringing different food to the midnight crowd. In UP Diliman, however, there is one food bazaar that was made by students for students. Enter, Cocina.

Books

Food for the mind, library for the soul

If you have heard of my yellow library, I'm very happy to share that it was featured in Beautiful-Libraries.com, making it the first Pinoy home library featured there! Beautiful-Libraries.com is a collection of "the most beautiful libraries in the world", from home libraries to public ones, from school to corporate. It is really a very beautiful website to visit, especially ...

Books

Academic Nook: Done Kissing Frogs

Growing up in rural Philippines where folk tales are part of everyday life, where the fantastic and the ordinary meld in a cosmos of danger and beauty; where were-creatures and spirits lurk in every corner, where the physical and spiritual worlds are one, my early childhood was full of excitement, adventure, and uninterrupted marvel.
By: Tuting Hernandez

Food

Going Krazy... Garlik!

When I first heard about Krazy Garlik, I thought every dish would reek of the spice so I wasn't in any hurry to visit the garlic-themed restaurant. If I had known what was in store for me, I would have planned an earlier trip to the bistro.

Travel

Pinatubo Buried Houses - creating a major tourism product

Here's another unsolicited advice. This time for the province of Pampanga.

OFW

A sea man's video blog and diary

Note from P3 Curator >> Edward's video blog and diary is a shining example of what P3 aims to be. Edward is one of the thousands of sea-faring Filipino overseas workers. It's about time (alternative) media shed a spotlight on the life and adventures of our sea-faring heroes. Edward's video blog will commence as a regular column in P3 in ...

Metro Manila

Interview with international DJ Rosie Romero

P3 had the privilege to interview international DJ sensation, Rosie Romero. The beautiful beat genius will be livening up the dance floor in Makati this Friday. Read the thoughts she shared here.

Food

Aling Teresing's Catering Services

As far as I can remember, whenever my paternal clan had a gathering at one of our houses, you can be sure that the catering service is Aling Teresing's. If I'm not mistaken, we've been patronizing their food for over two decades, if not more.

Food

Yakimix All-You-Can-Eat Buffet @ Greenbelt 3

I've been hearing about Yakimix for months, and recently, we found a reason to try out the restaurant in Greenbelt. Having an infamous reputation for famished crowds, we deliberately made our way an hour before lunch time to secure some seats.

Fun & Me-Time

Ten Things Fido Would Tell You if He Could Talk

Humane, scientific, logical pet dog care tips from PETA Asia-Pacific

Travel

Your Tagaytay Highlands Getaway

Visiting Tagaytay Highlands in the Philippines promises you to come back for more. It is a world-class international golf and country club that has made locals and tourists open their mouths in awe.

Food

Golden Spoon - Yogurt or Ice Cream?

With all the emerging brands of soft serve frozen yogurt available in the market like Yoh Froz, White Hat, Red Mango, Tutti Frutti, Lulu Belle, and CaliforniaBerry to name a few, what sets Golden Spoon apart from all of them?

Travel

Breath-taking shots in TheAtlantic.com

Yes it is a controversial animal rights topic -- The Running of the Bulls.
But these shots really capture the raw energy of the cultural event.
View the amazing shots via theatlantic.com

Social Responsibility

Meeting the faces behind our food

A community supported agriculture group in Metro Manila aims to not only provide local and organic produce direct from the farm to your doorstep, but also to reconnect you with the people and place where your food is grown.
Here's an account of a farm trip.

Food

Cupcakes by Sonja

I was first intrigued by their adorable and colorful website that could attract kids and teens alike. I just actually saw the link from a friend in Facebook who was raving about their cute site. Coincidentally, I was planning of having a cupcake party for my daughter instead of getting the usual fondant cake.

Travel

20-storey Malakas at Maganda

In an event some weeks ago, Chairman Felipe de Leon of NCCA (National Commission on Culture & the Arts) posted a challenge to come up with an idea of a monument that is truly and uniquely Filipino. I told him - how about a 20-storey monument of Malakas at Maganda? Ohhhh.... he liked the idea! What do you think?!

Web

Full Body Scanning Kiosk Creates Custom Fit

Mybestfit is a shopping technology that scans a person’s body to match their personal measurements with clothing, sizes, and styles stocked by nearby retailers.

Travel

Birdwatching in Sagada

For those who have been to the rustic town of Sagada in the northern part of the Philippines (Mountain Province), many would agree that it is a frontier destination. With cool climate, really dramatic mountain views, impressive and adventure-filled caves, and a proud Cordillera culture, Sagada has become an ultimate destination for many travellers seeking an adventure experience only a ...

Travel

A World-Class Destination: Pico de Loro

In Nasugbu, Batangas, there is a gem of a Philippine travel destination for locals and tourists alike. The Hamilo Coast development houses the Pico de Loro Cove, only one out of thirteen coves for

Your City

Spending Quality Tea Time in Moonleaf

What distinguishes one tea shop from another is the atmosphere and unique experience each customer can. Moonleaf is one of those stores that greets it's patrons with familiarity and a welcoming smile. Students and young professionals alike go gaga for the milk teas and it's no surprise why.

Food

Re-exploring the Cafe Mediterranean

It has been years since we've last eaten at Cafe Mediterranean. Let's just say that we didn't particularly enjoy our last meal, hence the lack of recurring visits to the place. Maybe our palates have yet to develop a taste for Mediterranean cuisine. We finally decided to ascertain whether our taste buds have had a change of heart.

Food

Japanese rice to be tested for radioactive cesium

More than a dozen regional governments in Japan will conduct tests to determine whether locally grown rice contains too much radioactive cesium, farm ministry officials said on Monday, as food safety worries spill into the country's traditional staple.

Food

Chilled Taho @ Sinangag Express

Craving for a healthy snack? Like many restaurants and food stalls of late, Sinangag Express includes some healthy options on the menu. A popular one is their Chilled Taho (P25).

Modern Filipino Culture

[VIDEO] Manila was Done Over

The massive success of DO OVER Manila featuring Rhettmatic, Daz-I-Kue, Haycock & Strong.
See all the images of the illest act this side of the world.
Watch the video clip.

Images and video courtesy of the B-Side

Books

The Story of The Outliers

When we hear about people making extraordinary achievements, we all listen to the news about them. Isn’t it wonderful when we become motivated and inspired again to do our best in the

Green

[VIDEO] What are Skateboard Shades?

Simple...eye-wear made out of recycled skateboards.
Fun just got greener (not to mention a whole-damn-cooler)
Watch the video!

Your City

Surigao City invites groups to join Bonok-Bonok Festival 2011

The Surigao City Tourism Council is inviting all cultural groups throughout the country to participate in the much anticipated annual ethnic mardi gras in the city, the 2011 Bonok-Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival on September 9 this year.

Food

Red Kimono - A Japanese Treat

Think Japanese resto and visions of california maki, tempura and sukiyaki immediately come to mind. Red Kimono brings on their scrumptious version of these dishes, and more.

Modern Filipino Culture

Fierce, Fun and Flirty: Care Divas on the PETA Stage

Going to a play isn't necessarily dull or boring. The newest musical-comedy by PETA will keep you howling with laughter then silently tearing up with emotion. Care givers by day and divas by night, the five protagonists are all transvestites who live and work in Israel in the height of the second infitada.

Your City

Craving for Chocolate Cake? Try Chocolat

Chocolate lovers everywhere should be happy to know that there is one shop that serves dark chocolate cake, just like mom used to make. Chocolat is the bake shop to go when you want that perfect comfort food. Try their Death by Tablea, Caramel and Kahlua confections.

Metro Manila

Be Mesmerized With The Cirque du Soleil

It is not too often that Filipinos can witness first-hand how a traveling circus performs. Well, the Canadian-based entertainment group Cirque du Soleil has been in Manila to captivate the Filipino

Books

High-Strung & White-Knuckled

"The Elements of F*cking Style," fresh off the Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, parodies the writing style guide "The Elements of Style" by Strunk & White.

Food

Kimbap Mokja!

Anyeong haseyo! Join me for one of the most popular, albeit simple, Korean dishes and let its fusion of flavors delight your appetite.

Food

Susie's Cuisine - The Best in Pampango Kakanin

 Let's travel to Pampanga for a taste of their famous delicacies...

Web

Why Google+ is an education game-changer

It's been a week since I snagged a Google+ invite, and while it's fun to hit the reset button on my personal social media life, what I'm really interested in is how the service is going to impact teaching and learning. There's a good chance that Google+ is going to become a powerful communication and collaboration tool in the classroom. ...

Food

David's Tea House at The Wharf

David's Tea House operates a chain of tea houses that serves Chinese cuisine enhanced by Filipino and Hongkong dishes that have been redesigned to suit the local taste.

Fun & Me-Time

Philippine history X-ed

Hm, they say that the folly of Filipinos right now is that we don’t know our history or we don’t really learn from it that much so we repeat our mistakes over and over and over and over again… Yeah, just look at our government right now. But hey, let’s talk about films… my friend. Friend daw, o! Chos.

Travel

Finding Love in the City Of Love

If Paris is the city of love then Iloilo is its counterpart in the Philippines. There are lots of things to do and discover in this majestic place. Aside from its romantic speaking and very friendly locals, you will also adore the different sites and sounds this place has to offer. You will soon find out why people consider this ...

Fun & Me-Time

Young Adult Book Blog on Paper Towns

I don’t know how to start spilling my thoughts about this brilliant, endearing and witty
work of John Green but let me tell you that this book, Paper Towns by John Green, slapped me
tons of realizations in life. I mean, I got some issues too just like the characters in the book and
man, the guy (John Green) knows ...

Food

Amici - Home of Authentic Italian Cuisine

Italian anyone? From pizza, pasta and risotto to gelato and sorbetto, you couldn't be more Italian than that. "At the table with good friends and family, one does not grow old."

Food

Guyabano Shake

I was never a big fan of guyabano… I always thought of it as the milder cousin of durian, which I also lack a fondness for. Something about the consistency of the flesh, a bit phlegm-like if I must be honest, and the slightly off-putting flavor and aroma that accompanies it. So I have rarely purchased guyabano to enjoy just ...

Green

MAX Thrift Shopping

Jessi Arrington wearing nothing new and is fab  | Video on TED.com

Green

Climate Scientist Rap Video

It's nerdy, ironic, hipsterific and viral.

A youtube rap video on climate change spreads awareness without the heavy, overly-serious atmosphere that goes along with it. Watch it.

Food

Pancake House Restaurant: A Review

Pancake House has served generations of Filipino families. Here's an insight as to why it is one of the best comfort food restaurants in the country.

University

University in Japan to Offer PhD in Manga

Japan's Kyoto Seika University said Tuesday it will launch the country's first doctoral program in manga studies next year.

Integrative Health

The Future of Health

PSFK's report on the future of health [healthcare].

Presented in a beautiful slideshow, these projections are not too far off from happening. What's best is, the mobile technology can be easily adopted by enterprising Filipinos.

Politics & Business

Groupon to Partner with Grocery Stores

What happens when Groupon offers regular coupons from grocery stores? Use your imagination!

Social Responsibility

Google X Nonprofit World

You know that the nonprofit world is growing in clout and scope when the internet hedgemon offers yet another online tool that has the potential be a nonprofit S.O.P.