Travelogue Manila: Explore Filipino History At Ayala Museum, Makati

As someone who loves history and culture, there’s one thing I really like about Manila – the museums! Not only are they full of interesting exhibits, they’re also pretty well maintained (well, at least the ones I’ve been to).  On my most recent visit, N and I visited Ayala Museum, located close to the Greenbelt shopping area in Makati. Established in 1967, the museum is … Continue reading Travelogue Manila: Explore Filipino History At Ayala Museum, Makati

Travelogue: Saturdays At Salcedo Market, Makati

Hey guys! So it’s my fourth time visiting Manila – you’d think I’d be bored and running out of things to do by now – but this city has a way of surprising me. Morning was overcast, but the Boy and I decided there was enough sun to go visit Salcedo Market – an open-air artisan/organic/food market located in the heart of Makati. Held every … Continue reading Travelogue: Saturdays At Salcedo Market, Makati

I Survived A Flash Flood In Metro Manila

… that makes me practically a Manilan, right? Hey guys! Just arrived back in KL, but I thought I’d share my experience of a flash flood in Manila while it’s still fresh in my mind lol. Owning and driving a car in the Phils is a privilege – something a lot of Malaysians take for granted (Malaysia has the third highest car ownership in the … Continue reading I Survived A Flash Flood In Metro Manila

Review: Buffalo Wild Wings, Conrad Manila

Yeah, yeah… I know I just had wings at Frankie’s a few days prior, but when I saw that there was a Buffalo Wild Wings, I just couldn’t resist. The first (and only time) I had it was during my trip to Los Angeles several years ago. The sports-themed bar/resto left a really good impression, so I walked in to their branch in Manila with … Continue reading Review: Buffalo Wild Wings, Conrad Manila

The Best Sunset In Manila – Bay Area Amusement Park @ SM Mall of Asia

Manila is touted for its sunsets, and one of the best places to catch it is at the Bay Area Amusement Park, just across the road from SM Mall of Asia. Reminiscent of Santa Monica Beach in LA, the area has a carnival-esque atmosphere, with a giant ferris wheel overlooking the bay, rides and game stalls. N and I arrived just in time for sunset, … Continue reading The Best Sunset In Manila – Bay Area Amusement Park @ SM Mall of Asia

Hotel Review: Discovery Suites Manila, Ortigas Centre Pasig

For most of my trip to Manila, I stayed over at the boyfie’s house, but we also spent a night with his fam on a staycation at Discovery Suites Manila in Ortigas Centre, Pasig. This was one of the places I looked up while searching for hotels but decided to skimp on to save money. Located at the heart of the Ortigas business/commercial district and … Continue reading Hotel Review: Discovery Suites Manila, Ortigas Centre Pasig

Review: Niu by Vikings @ SM Aura, Taguig

Located on the 6th (rooftop) floor of SM Aura in Taguig, Niu is the slightly more upscale/classier version of Vikings, the popular buffet chain in the Philippines. I’ve read alot of good things about the place on blogs and review websites like Zomato and Tripadvisor, and since birthday babies get a free meal, we thought of celebrating N’s 31st birthday there. We arrived around 6.15pm … Continue reading Review: Niu by Vikings @ SM Aura, Taguig

Review: Osaka Ohsho, SM Megamall – Good Gyoza, Terrible “Flying Noodles”

On my last night in Manila, N and I went to SM Megamall in Ortigas for some shopping and dinner. I was craving for some soba, but the first Japanese resto we went to didn’t serve any, so ended up at this place called Osaka Ohsho. Founded in the Osaka region of Japan (hence the name), the franchise is popular in its native Japan, Hong … Continue reading Review: Osaka Ohsho, SM Megamall – Good Gyoza, Terrible “Flying Noodles”