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Hi guys! As you have noticed, our magazine may seem a little different. Well...being the graphics guy of the magazine, I decided the ART ISSUE would be a great time to update our look. I hope you enjoy it!

EDITOR’S NOTES BY: JON KENZO OKEYA

We also took time in this issue to explore the fabulous art world as well as thank the participants of our first Manila event: WU! FEST 2013.

VOL. 4 AUGUST 2013

WHAT’S UP! MANILA Published By: Admiral WU Manila Corp. Chief Editor Jun Niko Okeya Director of Awesome Ron McCormick Art Director Jon Kenzo Okeya Head of Sales Ladylued Pantaleon Admin Guru Kristhine Baron

Contributors Bryan Gallinger Piaget “PJ” Martelino Charisse Andersen Genevieve Mendoza Pindie Music Audrey Ang Neal Lim Volume 1, Issue 4 All Rights Reserved 2013

No part of this magazine may be reproduced in any manner without the permission of the publisher. Opinions expressed in this magazine are the writers’ and should not reflect the opinions of everyone. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject editorial or advertisement material. Disclaimer: The features written in WU! Manila are based off of personal experiences and friendly reccomendations. WU! Manila is not responsible for any bad experiences that happens to a patron. When trying new things in our magazine, remember to be wise and buckle up for safety!

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THE MENU

WU! Staff Chelo Francisco Rossey Sosa Ben Tomo Okeya

BIG THANKS TO ELISSA ECKER FOR THE AWESOME WU! PAINTING! See it in Zambales pg. 19 THANKS BRENDAN GOCO AND NINI BELTRAN FOR HELPING ON OUR ART ISSUE COVER!

WHAT’S UP

TRIP BLIPS

3 // BABABA 5 // WU! FEST Feature!

19 // Art of the Beach Bum A WU! Manila Zambales Feature

THE FRESH & FIT

MY MANILA

9-10 // Fight and Flight 11 // Holistic arts in Manila

25 // Art with PJ 30 // Museum Gallery Listings

BEST BITES 14 // The Burger Chronicles 15/16 // Culinary Masters

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TAK TO ME

A HELPING HAND

MEET THE TAK TAK BOYS

BROTHERLY LOVE

BY CHARISSE ANDERSEN

BY JON KENZO OKEYA

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ave you ever seen those guys walking around selling cigarettes and candy on the street while stuck in traffic? Only in the Philippines can you find cigarettes sold per stick at 4 pesos a pop, you can then buy a piece of gum or a mint to freshen your smoke-smelling breath for a peso too! They’re called Tak Tak Boys. They got the name from the sound they make by sliding their wooden compartments back and forth for attention, how awesome is that?!

TAGALOG TIME:

BABABA BA? “BABABA” BY AUDREY ANG

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HAT'S JUST GIBBERISH! Nope. This is an actual conversation, by the way. No, really. The Filipino language is quite unique with their words and this is a perfect example. Here's how it goes:

Mr. Awesome: Bababa ba? = Is it (elevator) going down? Mr. More Awesome: Bababa = it’s going down. So it's basically a phrase you use or other people use if they want to ask if someone is going down(usually from the elevator). Pretty useful stuff the next time someone asks "Bababa? Ba", you know what to say!

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ompassion runs through the blood of the Filipinos. Whenever a fellow Pinoy is in a jam, another will come and help out. This act of Filipino brotherly love is what they call “BAYANIHAN”. Your cat is stuck in a tree? BAYANIHAN. “Can you help me get this splinter out of my foot?” BAYANIHAN. “Dude. Can you spot me some pesos? I broke yo.” BAYANIHAN. The world could be a scary place sometimes. But a little act

of being there for your brother goes a long way. So let’s all learn from the Filipinos and practice a little BAYANIHAN.

IF YOU COULD DO 10 THINGS...

1//. 2//. 3//. 4//. 5//. 6//.VISIT CUBAO X 7//. 8//. 9//. 10//.

IPA PLUG AND PLAY SLIDESHOW NIGHT

Attendance is FREE and Open to Public. Pioneer Studios, 123 Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City, August 17, 7:30 pm

BATTLE OF THE SEXES 2013

A Huge Female/Male race in SM Mall of Asia Grounds, September 1st.

Le Cabaret 7 MASQUERADE

Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City September 14, 7pm

CONCERTS // Pet Shop Boys Smart Araneta Coliseum, August 6 // Carly Rae Jepsen Smart Araneta Coliseum, August 7 // Fall Out Boy Smart Araneta Coliseum, August 8 // Linkin Park Mall of Asia Arena, August 13 // Air Supply Solaire Resorts Grand Ballroom, August 13 // Alesana Sky Dome, August 17 // Japandroids Hard Rock Cafe, August 19 // Pitbull Mall of Asia Arena, September 4 // George Benson Smart Araneta Coliseum, September 5 // The Best of Frank Sinatra Dusit Thani Hotel Makati, September 6 // KPOP Republic 2013: EXO-K, SHINee and Dalshabet Smart Araneta Coliseum, September 7 // Tony Bennett PICC Plenary Hall, September 17 // Rihanna Mall of Asia Arena, September 19 // Rock Supremo CCP Little Theater, September 21 // The Killers Smart Araneta Coliseum, September 26

MANILA PLAY:

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

August 17 to December 15 at Onstage, Greenbelt 1. For tickets, www. repertoryphilippines.com

General Araneta Avenue, Araneta Center, Quezon City 1109

VISIT THE COLLECTIVE

Open everyday except Mondays. 7274 Malugay, Makati City 1203. A place alive with great art and live music!!

TAKE A TRIP TO ZAMBALES

See Page 19

DO A KAPITOLYO FOOD WALK

See page 14

TRY SOME HOLISTIC ARTS

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SUCCESS AT

WU! FEST It seems like only yesterday when we stood in front of hundreds of faces that came all the way from different parts of Manila to participate in WU! FEST 2013. We seriously couldn’t have done it without the support of some very talented and amazing people that made July 6th a night to remember. To show your support as they showed to us, drop by their establishments and sample a bit of awesomeness.

MY BIG FAT GREEK KOUZINA

SEVEN ON SEVENTH

Provided delicious high class food!

KUYA’S

TREATS As you enter the festival, you could almost taste the wafting fragrant smell in the air. The aroma of fresh vegetables, sizzling beef, smokey barbeque, and crunchy flatbread was tossed back and forth like a ball in summer camp. We aimed for quality food in WU! Fest and that’s exactly what we got. Here’s a shout out to all the awesome bites of WU! Fest.

FLATBREAD CENTRAL

44 types types of of warm warm delicious delicious cheese. cheese. need II say say more? more? need

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DRINKS Beer...Berr...Brrr... Boy was it hot that day! Thank the heavens that Someone decided to make the downpour the day before the Fest. All day, the sun was shining, making it so close to the BBQ we have in sunny California.

Grilling Grilling up up too too much much good good stuff stuff

Great Great home home cooking cooking that that fills fills you you up! up!

EAT MY GF

BISTECCA

Over 1,000 people made it out to our all day festivities. WU! couldn’t ask for more.

WU! FEST

SUCCESS AT MOJO MOJO BEVERAGES BEVERAGES

Home of the burger made of 50% bacon! Bacon!

CHIHUAHUA CHIHUAHUA MEXICAN MEXICAN BAR BAR && GRILL GRILL

However, It did call for a whole lot of drinks. Thank goodness we had ample amounts of choices for those to quench their thirsts.

BAYANI BAYANI BREW BREW

RED BULL

BAGA MANILA

Grilling up good times

BURGERS AND BREWSKIES

MINISTRY OF MUSHROOM

Macaroni Macaroni ++ delicious delicious burgers burgers == heaven! heaven!

The perfect vegetarian alternative.

BEAR BEER A big thanks for supplying WU! Fest

Served some of the best steak in town!

Serving the the best best margaritas margaritas inin Manila! town! Serving

Mojo beverages brought the WU! to the party! Everyone who had a drink partied hearty.

Great tea alone and even better with Rum. ;D

Red Bull gave us all wings!

CAFE CURIEX

QUENCH!

Jake spiced things up with his rum concoctions

Tasty Fruit Sodas


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REMARKABLES

HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES

Harley-Davidson bike photo ops = Awesome!

Through nail art everyone got to take a litle WU! with them!

FOOSEBALL TABLES

PERFORMANCES BY BIG SHIFT

A part of WU! Fest’s success were in the incredible things that were showcased thoughout the whole day. It seemed that everywhere you looked had an interesting or new thing that caught interest and sparked curiosity. People stood in awe as 10 foot stilt walkers walked by, sumos would be wrestling just in front of the stage, and the sounds of competitive fooseball players filled the air. Thanks to these guys, we had an incredible time!

SUAY THAI MASSAGE

NAIL ART

SUCCESS AT

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MUSIC

DHRUVA TARA TARA DHRUVA

ELECTRIC PRINCESS

UBE

WATCHING THE WHEELS

July 6th was ELECTRIC. Bands gathered together to rock WU! Fest. We were amazed by the superb talent that was presented during the evening. Everyone gave it their 100%. The vocals were hypnotic. The bands were jiving and nothing was better than watching the crowd support all these bands that deserve all the kudos in the world. We are thrilled that such bands were able to get all sorts of crazy for WU! The Table Soccer Assoc. really helped kick off the fun!

WU! Smooth moves and Fire Juggling

NAUGHTY NINJA WRISTBANDS

THE THE MAD MAD DOGS DOGS

SCAN THIS QR TO CHECK OUT ARTISTS’ UPCOMING GIGS @ PINDIEMUSIC.COM

THANKS SID! If we learned one thing at WU! FEST we learned that if you want to put on a GREAT SHOW there’s only one man to turn to and that man is our good friend SID.

Suay Thai gave out some great massages!

Naughty Ninja Wristbands lit up the night!

Mad Dogs rode in and shook things up!

FESTIVAL GEAR

THE GIRLS OF HOOTERS

PUTT PUTT CHALLENGE BY GOLFPH.COM

TURBO GOTH

DECEMBER AVENUE

Sid Abuel is the owner of a event production company called Cross Fade productions. It was because of him that we had the honor of having bands like Turbo Goth and December Avenue play at our festival. And boy did they rock! The crowd roared and the music was pitch perfect. Everything went perfectly because of Sid and his event company. So, if you’re feeling good and you want to put a show together, contact our good friend Sid at Cross Fade Productions and he’ll hook you up with some awesome sounds! Thanks SID!! - The WU! Staff

Thanks for rocking the beads and flowers!

STILT WALKERS

A circus feat that really made the fest!

Thanks Hooters for livening up the crowd!

Golfph.com made WU! Fest a Hole-in-one!

SUMO WRESTLING

SPRINTO SUNGLASSES

Sumo Wrestling for free stuff. Yep. WU! is crazy.

Sprinto brought the cool!

FIONA

JONAN JONAN AGUILAR AGUILAR && ANAK ANAK

FAREWELL FAIR WEATHER

DANDIMITES


“I WANT TO SPREAD THE FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS TO THE NEW GENERATION”

-JERIC PANTALEON

FITNESS FEATURE:

FIGHT AND FLIGHT

ARNIS WITH JERIC PANTALEON

DANCING TINIKLING-STYLE!

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veryone knows Filipinos to be hospitable, kind, and friendly. They’re a culture not afraid to help out when one is in need and can go through back-breaking labor for the ones they love! But when push-comes-to-shove, Filipinos can easily defend the things they care about and themselves from danger. They do this with their own deadly style of Filipino martial arts: ARNIS. Jeric Pantaleon, A practitioner of Arnis (also called Kali and Escrima), teaches students about the ways of Philippine martial

arts. Since he was 12, he’s developed a passion for the martial arts and has a drive to spread the art of Arnis wherever he goes. “The truly incredible thing about the Filipino martial arts is that you can apply what you learn to everything. The same way you strike emptyhanded is the same way you would strike with a knife or a stick. It’s all relative,” says Jeric. “On top of learning to defend yourself, this is an art you can practice even when you’re 90 years old. You never have to stop practicing”. Ever since movies like the Bourne Identity came out, people have been flocking to Filipinos to learn this fighting style. Just from the quick demo Jeric showed us, it was apparent that Arnis was a style not to be taken lightly. START HERE: COMBAT KALI MANILAcombatkalimanila@gmail.com, or search “COMBAT KALI MANILA” in youtube and see his Arnis Tutorials! You can also scan this QU code to see combat Kali Manila on Youtube!

he Philippines is made up of 7107 islands, and is broken down into three groups: Luzon, Mindanao, and Visayas. Each of these regions have their own dialects, history, traditions and dance. The most known Filipino dance is Tinikling, it originally comes from the province of Leyte in the Visayas area. Dancers copy the Tinikling bird’s grace and speed as they fly between grass and run over tree branches while avoiding bamboo traps set by rice farmers. Performers jump and hop between the two or sometimes even four bamboo poles being slid across the floor while wearing traditional tribal outfits.

the Philippines. The group is based out of the Cultural Center (CCP) where most of their award winning performances can be seen. For those of you looking to learn more about the forgotten art of Filipino dance, why not look into learning a few new dance moves? The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group offers private classes and summer workshops for those who want to expand their horizons and try something new. START HERE: TINIKLING DANCECheck out the QR code to see the dance live!

There are several dance groups in the country that perform these cultural dances, but one of the most prestigious is the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, which started in 1972. The dance troupe travels domestically as well as internationally performing dances from all regions of

FIGHT&FLIGHT


FRESH & FIT LISTINGS BY NEJ & JON KENZO OKEYA

HOLISTIC ARTS IN MANILA Outside the mainstream practices of medicine lies the Holistic Arts. A very different way of healing the body, mind and spirit. In this section, we cover two very unique clinics that freshens the mind, heals the body, and renews the spirit.

BY: GENEVIEVE MENDOZA & JON KENZO OKEYA

MAUM MEDITATION

Maum Meditation has a 7-step guided method of subtraction that allows you to become free. Their Philosophy revolves around the idea of freeing yourself from your distracted un-focused “Human Mind” and learning to develop what they call: “The Universe Mind”. A belief that takes you out of your own mind and makes you sensitive to the world around you.

ALLURE // 971 Banawe St. cor. Del Monte Ave., Quezon City, #: (02) 364-8566

ANTHONY SAYO // NSCA certified fitness home trainer” #:(0942) 4996133, ambsayo@yahoo.com

ACE WATER SPA // 399 Del Monte Ave. cor. Banaue St. #: (02) 3678040

BROWHAUS // 2nd Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio High Street

ELORDE GYM // Arnaiz Ave. Legaspi Village, #: (02) 710-2151

I-LASH EXTENSION SALON // The First and Only Salon that Specializes in Eyelash Extensions // One Amazing Place, Retiro Street cor. Speaker Perez, #: (0927)-8984148, www.sherylvicente.com

PLANA FORMA // 6th floor, Jecoprime Building 20th Drive Mc Kinley Business Park, Fort Bonifacio, E-mail: info@forma-asia.com

SUAY THAI // Level 6 Unit 65, 168 Shopping Mall, Binondo, #: (02) 708-2772

ARTS IN THE CITY // 26th Street cor. 7th Ave. BGC, #: (0917) 840-7988

Thousands around the world have claimed a very positive effect in their lives after adopting Maum into their life. If the daily grind of work in Manila is stressing you out try Maum Meditation and feel the weight being lifted off your shoulders!

RASHMI DAWLANI // Certified Zumba Instructor with a Bollywood twist // #:(0917) 538-1248, WWW.FACEBOOK. COM/DESIBOLLYWOODZUMBA desi(BOLLYWOOD) - Zumba®

If you have a desire to attain Universe mind, then feel free to try one of their free introductory sessions. Trust me, they’d be happy to welcome you in!

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Though his special techniques and over 30 years of medical experience, Dr. Mancao is able to diagnose the source of your pain(whether you know you have it or not), make adjustments to your body, and within seconds have you feeling right-asrain. Even for a small clinic, Dr. Mancao had gained notoriety for being an miracle doctor, relieving pain in patients without the use of drugs or medication and giving

TEAM INSIDER BOXING GYM // 8479 Kalayaan Ave. Cor. Fermina St., #: (02) 899-8124

NAIL & SERVICE ORGANIC RITUALS // Relaxation doesn’t need to be artificial // 2/F Unit 217 A.Venue Mall, 7829 Makati Ave., #: (02) 625-2759, E-mail: organicrituals@yahoo.com, facebook.com/organicrituals.nailspa

HAIR & MAKE UP

START HERE: MAUM MEDITATION- www.maummanila.org, Emerald Mansion, Ememrald St., Ortigas, Pasig, #: (02) 687-1294, (0915) 345-2296

ancao Pain Control Center (also known as a Center for Chronic Muscle Pain) was founded by Dr. Christian Emmanuel Mancao. He came up with the Myofascial Release Method, a manipulation of the upper and lower extremities to drastically reduce chronic muscle pain.

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them a single session that produces longterm effects. If you suffer from any sort of muscle or spine pain, look no further. He’s got your back. START HERE- MANCAO MYOTHERAPY- (+632) 4944940/ (+632) 2986168 or visit his office at City and Land Megaplaza, ADB Ave., cor Garnet Road, Ortigas, Pasig.

HAIR AND MAKE UP BY NINA DUMPA // Professional hair and makeup by Nina Dumpa // LG-1, 146 Alfaro Place, Salcedo Village, #: (0917) 880-9852

NAIL ART Make your Digits the talk of the town The latest DIY craze of nail art has come to Manila. No longer should a manicure go for one color or the basic French Tip. Now, current patterns such as houndstooth, chevron, tribal, and fish scales can be moved from your clothes to your fingers. Filipino-born American, Dana Abueg has recently come to Manila to dazzle

#: (02) 478-4057, E-mail: at info@ pinkiegrey.com, www.pinkiegrey. com

PRINCESS HAVEN NAIL SPA // In our haven,we are dedicated in giving you a small slice of heaven. A GF Island Tower, 239 Salcedo Street cor. Benavidez Street, Legaspi Village, Makati, #: (02) 403-8975, E-mail: princesshaven2013@yahoo. com

INDOOR SPORTS BENEL ARCHERY // Mandaluyong City, #: (02) 531-4681 BERT LOZADA SWIM SCHOOL // A Venue Hotel, Rockwell Leisure Club, The Residences, #: (02) 563-5532

SPAS THE SPA // Powerplant Mall, Greenbelt 1, Bonifacio High Street SAVASANA // A total relaxing experience in the comfort of your home // 146 Alfaro Pl, Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati, #: (02) 497-9148, (0922) 822-5520, E-mail: savasanaspa_spa@yahoo.com

YOGA MAKATI BIKRAM YOGA // Valero Cor. Sedeno, Salcedo Village, #: (02) 889-0126

OUTDOOR SPORTS AIRSPORT ADVENTURE PARAGLIDING // E-Mail: buko@ airsportsadventure.com BIRD WATCHING // For Bird watching call Mark Wallbank, #: (0921) 789-9413

FRANK PROVOST // Jupiter Street, Makati, #: (02) 895-3404

DR.MANCAO’S PAIN RELIEF

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STRIP // 2nd Floor Serendra, Bonifacio High Street, #: (02) 901-0892

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aum Meditation refers both to the method of stress reduction and the organization itself. Maum first started in South Korea and has grown to 350 locations worldwide. As an organization, it was founded by Woo Myung, a Mahatma Ghandi Peace Prize and International Association of Educators for World Peace awardee.

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CENTER OF GRAVITY SKATE SHOP // Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, #: (02) 659-6340 PINKIE GREY CUSTOM NAIL ART // Customized nail art available Saturdays and Sundays at Manos Nail Lounge // Unit 2-1 Crescent Park Residences, 30th st. Cor 2nd ave, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634,

MANILA KITEBOARDING WITH JAY ORTIZ // E-Mail: manilakiteboarding@yahoo.com.ph TED JOK-AIRSOFT // #: (0921) 784-2909

SURYA FITNESS YOGA // Practice. Strengthen. Awaken // Medicard Lifestyle Building 51 Paseo de Roxas cor. Gil Puyat Ave. Makati City, #: (02) 878-5122, www.suryafitnessyoga. com, www.facebook.com/pages/suryafitness-Yoga

salon goers with her talents for making the beautiful, more beautiful. With steady fingers and a large amount of nail colors, what you want, Dana can make. She is an artist with a unique medium. So whether going to a party or just need a perk with your monthly manicure, ask Dana to surprise you with one of her custom creations. Dana can be found in Manos Nail Lounge on Saturdays and Sundays. START HERE: NAIL ART - Call #:(02) 4784057 or (0917) 315-6627 for reservation.

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BI-POLAR DELICIOUSNESS

THE BURGER CHRONICLES

12 TABLES AND 2 VERY OPPOSITE FEELINGS

EPISODE 4: KAPITOLYO BURGER WALK

BY KRIS BARON

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nteresting art and intimate dinner sounds like a good combo, right? Van Gogh is Bipolar, is a bizarre restaurant on Katipunan Ave. that offers both a wild artistic flair and a casual dining experience. To begin wondering what this restaurant is all about, all signs point to it’s unique and wonderful owner Jethro Rafael.

experience that set him apart from everyone else. The result is a breathtaking masterpiece of art and dining. Just make sure you save your place in advanced as VGIB only serves 12 tables a night.

If your in a mood for a mood changing meal come to VGIB and experience something truly awesome.

Let’s rewind and try something different for this issue’s Burger Chronicles. We know we’ve been doing it by theme so far, but I thought of giving AREAS a shot this time around. Today, we feature some pretty amazing burger places from East Kapitolyo. I was surprised to find such quality burgers here! So sit back, take a seat, and let’s explore some amazing eats!

START HERE- VAN GOGH IS BI POLAR- 154-H Maginhawa St. Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, #: (0922)-824-3051, Email: jetro.rafael@gmail.com, FB: https://www.facebook.com/vgibipolar

SILANTRO’S PANCHOLON BURGER The first place we hit up was Silantro. A Mexican food restaurant with a fresh healthy twist. Here, we had the Pancholon Burger (160 Php). As a burger, It wouldn’t contend to other meatier and bigger burgers out there in Manila. But if your in the area and want something a little lighter, The Pancholon is a decent replacement. Chock full of very chunky salsa, guacamole, and cheese, this burger will give you good value for your peso and leave you feeling happy you didn’t eat a big patty of meat!

Jetro (both owner and chef of VGIB) fits the bill as he too is interestingly afflicted with Bi-polar syndrome, the same mood altering condition as Van Gough had himself. Instead of letting his syndrome inhibit him, he became inspired by Van Gogh’s life and works and set out to create a dining

START HERE: SILANTRO- East Capitol Dr. Kapitolyo, Pasig, #: (0917) 508-4748

CHARLIE’S SAN MIGUEL BEER WAGYU BURGER

FOOD GONE TOPSY-TURVY THE RESTAURANT THAT WILL TURN YOUR WORLD UPSIDE-DOWN

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here’s plenty of things to do when your in Manila. But if there was one thing you must absolutely not miss during your stay, it would probably be Asia’s only upside-down restaurant: Pan De Americana. Right off the bat, your eye line will be drawn towards a Land Rover Defender stuck on the restaurants ceiling. Everything from the doors to the windows are completely flipped. We couldn’t believe it if we tried. (Awesome photo to the left) A few steps inside the strange restaurant, you’ll come across the scenery that will keep you completely baffled. We walked in only to find a giant piano dangling above us. We had a hard time figuring out which way was up! What I really liked about this

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restaurant is how affordable their food choices are. You never need to worry about going over the budget. You really get a good bang for your buck here. The ambiance of the restaurant is astonishing. This restaurant gives out a combination of artistic and nature-friendly mood, since a garden surrounds the area as well. The very first branch of Pan de Amerikana is located in Marikina, which is a chessthemed restaurant. That other branch is worth a visit as well when in the area. START HERE: PAN DE AMERICANA- Address: 131 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City, #: 02-442-5601, FB: https://www. facebook.com/pages/Pan-de-AmerikanaOfficil/121119677926007

Next was the famous Charlie’s. We tried their delectable San Miguel Beer Wagyu Burger (350 Php) . Already at first bite I could taste the juiciness. This place really lives up to it’s hype. As regarding the burger itself, the bacon on it was cooked perfectly and added a lot of flavor while the beer battered bun didn’t taste much of beer. Charlie’s is a restaurant I’d recommend to all. But word of caution: if you guys do decide to go there, make sure it’s after your payday. This place really drains you of cash. Partly because it’s expensive, partly because it’s so DANG good.

CAFE CURIEX RUM ISN’T JUST ONE FLAVOR ANYMORE... BY JON KENZO OKEYA

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ucked away in Polaris Street next to the busy Makati Avenue lies an offbeat cafe that brings the French cuisine closer to home. A cozy atmosphere, a relaxing outdoor seating area, and a gallery of art makes Cafe Curiex a must to visit. At first glance, you wouldn’t think such a place would exist with all the nightclubs and bars next to it. But if you would take a good look, you’d see a fresh clean, outside patio/garden growing between the dark buildings of the Burgos area. Cafe Curiex is known for many things. But one thing in particular that we thought was truly remarkable was their flavored rums. Our good friend, Jake Alcoseba, is an Alchemist that has experimented and put these new delicious concoctions together. Though the years he’s created mixes like Choco Rum, Banana Rum, and even his (not for the faint of heart) SPICY Rum infused with Chili peppers. If you’re also looking for

something more than food and drink, every Thursday night Cafe Curiex hosts a weekly Art Gallery with different paintings hanging on the wall for both customers and artists to chat over. The smell of rum and loud chatter can be heard from outside. Curiex is alive and people know it. If you want a great dining experience and a completely new flavor of rum, show your face in Cafe Curiex and talk to Jake. He’s always got something cooking back there! START HERE- CAFE CURIEX- bel air polaris, 1200 Makati, #: (0905) 482 6371, info@lecafecurieux.com

START HERE: CHARLIE’S- 16 East Kapitolyo Dr. Kapitolyo, Pasig, #: (02) 501-0137

JOE’S MEATSHACK

ALL BEEF CHEESEBURGER The last in our trip was Joe’s Meat Shack. They had a bunch of yummy selections but I had to focus on my mission, their cheeseburger. The flavor was powerful! Just how I like it. No extra stuff. Just a good ol’ fashioned Cheeseburger! This hunk of meat was solid and if eaten alone would have taken me a while to finish it. Opposite of silantro, this burger is made for men who crave salty flavorful meat. and with only 180 Pesos, you get fries too! How about that! START HERE- JOE’S MEAT SHACK: 9 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

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BIG BAD WOLF? A TRENDY HIDDEN RESTAURANT IN THE FORT BY JUNI OKEYA

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ig Bad Wolf is where Red Riding Hood takes off the cape, pigs out, and enjoys a cocktail or two. Hidden away at the gateway to Fort lies Big Bad Wolf, a big awesome concept focused on casual feel and individual talent. The set up is an array of mismatched chairs and grandma’s old couches, creating a feeling of coming back home.

to find this hidden treasure and be ready to spend a lot of time doing nothing with your friends, just like you would at home, but with better food. START HERE- BIG BAD WOLF - GF FAIRWAY TOWERS, 5TH AVE COR. MCKINLEY, BGC, #:(02) 822-5833

But it’s not just a good looker. The food and cocktails that are served here are also a great addition. My favorite of the night was the Aligue pasta, linguine with a crab fat sauce, topped with shrimp. My face almost fell off, it was so delicious! If drinks are your desire, try their mojito for a refreshing drink while watching the sunset. If you’d like to stay into the later hours, there is always so much happening at BBW as artists come in as well to make this cozy spot a home for their art. All over the walls are local talent and every Thursday there is a showcase that is presented on the blank wall, waiting to be filled with new inspiration. So take some time

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ESCOFFIER IS RAISING THE BAR IN MANILA’S FOOD MARKET BY JUNI OKEYA

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anila has been doing some growing up. Not only architecturally or economically, but gastronomically as well. It seems that recently new restaurants, hotels, and resorts are popping up, reaching for our attention. But how do you choose the good from the bad? How do you know the quality out of so many choices? For many of us, it's a hit or miss, but there are some out there that know the best and drive for a standard that is internationally embraced. They are the group of Disciples Escoffier. Inspired by the "king of all chefs and the chef of all kings", Auguste Escoffier, Manila members of this elite hospitality community are on the warpath to attack substandard culinary ingredients, disciplines, and culture. In the words of Escoffier President, Chef Philip Golding and Member Chef Hylton Le Roux: “Manila can now start to evolve

from third-world to firstworld dining”. Escoffier's believe that education in better understanding and creativity in the food service world can make Filipinos the new competitor of culinary excellence. What Escoffier provides is knowledge, connections, and support for those with promise in the field or those with dreams of a higher level of cooking. Seeing that Manila is instantly a land of international culture and adaptation, chefs must also be adaptable to their kitchen, no matter the style, budget, or equipment. The chefs of Escoffier are the best of the best. They believe in the foundation of ingredient quality and the importance of discipline in what they do. The hope is to one day create a culinary world in Manila that can play in the same sandbox as France, Japan, Singapore, or Italy and come out with the better sand castle.

"Chefs are like hardware with software. They can adapt to any location, using what materials they have."

AMERICAN

BULGOGI BROTHERS // Greenbelt, 3/F

BIGGER BETTER BURGER // Jupiter St., Bel Air

CRUSTASIA // Powerplant Mall, G/F

CHUBBY’S RIB SHACK // G/F Solaris One Building, Legaspi Village

HAO HONG KONG DINER // 27 Canopus Cor. Jupiter St., Bel Air LA PETITE CAMILLE // Greenbelt 5, 2/F MONGKOK DIM SUM & NOODLES // 1200 Makati Ave. Poblacion PHO HAO // 136 Jupiter Street, Bel Air

PHILIP JOHN GOLDING (Left) President of Manila's Escoffier team, Golding has 15 years of living in Philippines under his belt. He has been a major force in turning Manila dining into what it is today. NATIONALITY: Britain, trained in London, Paris, Italy, Vietnam, and Philippines PAST ESTABLISHMENTS: Azzurro, Fashion Cafe, Upper East, Yatz, London Pub CURRENT RESTAURAUNTS/PROJECTS: Eat and Treat Cancer, Savoy Bistro, Red Rabbit, Brera Delicatessen, S&L Fine Foods

HYLTON LE ROUX (Center) Trained under Gorden Ramsey, Le Roux gets his inspiration from modern chefs such as Marco Pierwhite, learning always to strive for excellence. NATIONALITY: South Africa, trained in UK PAST ESTABLISHMENTS: Juju Eats, Alabang Country Club, The Establishment

"Escoffier goes back to the foundations."

CURRENT RESTAURAUNTS/PROJECTS: From Market to Master currently Season Three, Savoy Bistro

"The industry is needing authenticity in its experience and Escoffier supports it."

GABI PRATS (Right) Coming from a family of renown chefs, Baguio-born Prats has more certifications, qualifications, and awards under his belt to make him a knowledgable force in Manila.

EAT MY GF // Tasty garlic fries and American fare // Alabang town center, 2F Food Choices, Ayala Alabang, Mutinlupa, 403B F. Calderon St, Little Baguio, San Juan, #:(0917) 819-5875, www. facebook.com/eat-my-gf-garlicfries FELIX // Greenbelt 5, G/F

TONG YANG // 34 Jupiter St., Cor. Planet Street

HOOTERS // G/F The A.Venue Mall, 7829 Makati Ave, Poblacion, Makati City, #:(02) 556-4948, www.hooters.com.ph

TYPHOON RESTURAUNT & BAR // Tastes good, do you good // 2nd Floor, A Venue Mall, 7829 Makati Ave., #: (02) 792-2000, www.typhoonrb.com, facebook.com/ typhoonRB

IHOP // 30th St. Cor. 9th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street

XO KITCHEN // 134 Jupiter St., Bel Air

MAPLE // 2/F, San Antonio Plaza Arcade, 50 McKinley Rd. Forbes Park

BAKERY

MR. JONES // Greenbelt 5, G/F

PARIS DELICE // 1 Juno Street Cor. Makati Ave.

RUE BOURBON // 108 HV DelaCosta St., Salcedo Village SKINNY MIKE’S // 32nd Ave. Cor. Justice Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

PATISSERIE KYO BAKERY // Mancor Center, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City YAMATO BAKERY CAFE // 22 Jupiter St., Bel Air

THE BURGER PROJECT // 38 Jupiter St. cor planet street, Makati, #: (02) 550-1781

CAV WINE RESTAURANT // G/F Bonifacio High St., 11th Ave., Taguig

WHISTLE STOP // 28 Jupiter St., Bel Air

BAR/RESTURAUNT

NATIONALITY: Philippines, trained in Philippines PAST ESTABLISHMENTS: The Blue Onion CURRENT RESTAURAUNTS/PROJECTS: Aristocrats

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ASSOCIATION POUR LA TRANSMISSION ET I EVOLUTION DE LA CUISINE

WINGMAN // America casual comfort food serving over 8 types of chicken wings // The Collective, 7274 Malugay St., St. Antonio, #:(02) 478-6770, E-Mail: facebook.com/wingmangrill

ASIAN

DRAFT // The finest European Gastro-Pub in the metro serving the world’s best beers on tap and European gastronomic dishes served the authentic way no less than by the one and only CHEF CARLO MIGUEL // Fort Branch: 26th St. corner 5th ave., Bonifacio Global

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LISTINGS

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City, Taguig City, #: (0917) 8195830 // Rockwell Branch: 2nd floor Powerplant mall, Rockwell, Makati City, #: 0915- 593 6328, E-mail: draftgastropub@gmail.com H&J // The restaurant sports bar of all time // Felipe St, Bel-Air, Makati City, #(02) 954-1130 LE CAFE CUREIUX // Polaris Cor. Badajos, Bel Air. MJ CAFE BAR // w Baypark, Roxas Blvd., Malate, #: (02) 475-4163

JAMBA JUICE // Bonifacio High Street, 7th Ave. Cor. 29th St. TEABERI // A Venue mall, Makati City, www.facebook.com/teaberi TEA.OLOGY // G/F Xanland Place Condo, Katipunan Ave. Quezon City, info.teaology@gmail. com

MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB // G/F Tune Hotel, 1740 A. Mabini St., Malate, #: (02) 522-0196

THE DISTILLERY // BGC Branch Unit 108 Forbes Town Center, Rizal Dr Fort Bonifacio, (02) 856-9014, Makati Branch: Unit 1B Valdecon Building, Jupiter Street, Legaspi Village, #: (02) 403 5293 Eastwood Branch:: Eastwood City Walk One, eastwood Ave. Quezon City, #: (02) 352-5617

CAFE/TEA CAFE VIA MARE // Powerplant Mall, Rockwell CHOCOLATE FIRE // A café/ restaurant specializing in decadent chocolates and sinful beverages and sweets // PDCP Bank Center, Corner of Leviste & Rufino, Salcedo Village, #:(02) 840-3473, www. chocolatefire.com DA.U.DE TEA SHOP // G/F Net Lima Building, The Fort, #: (02) 478-3579

BAR DOLCI // F133 Forbeswood Heights cor. Burgos Circle, #:(02) 846-8245 Bonifacio Global City, ndgo@bardolci.com

BAMM // The Collective, 7274 Malugay St.

CREAMLINE // Sta Ana, #: (02) 563-0642, 563-4012 CUPCAKES BY SONJA // Serendra Mall, Taguig MAITRE CHOCOLATIER // 28th Jupiter St., Bel Air RED MANGO // Cinema Level Greenbelt 3, Makati #: (02) 7571260, Forbeswood, Parklane, BGC #: (02) 478-6162 TOAST BOX // Greenbelt 5, 3/F & The Fort, Taguig THE CAKE CLUB // 7th Ave. Cor. 29th St. Bonifacio High Street

EUROPEAN

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PINO/PIPINO // 38 Jupiter Street, Makati City SUGARLEAF // MEDIcard Lifestyle Building, #: (02) 812-7323

INTERNATIONAL 2ND’S // 9th ave., Bonifacio High Street

JAPANESE

SERYNA // 2277 Chino Roces Ave. Legaspi Village

ARAFU CAFE // Casual dining, home-cooked Japanese food, specializing in hamburger steak // C5 SOMA Condo, 11th Ave. cor. 25th St. BGC, #: (02) 403-3794

KAYA // 62 Jupiter Street, Bel Air

MANGETSU // 38th Jupiter St. Bel Air

APARTMENT 1B // G/F, one Lafayette Square, 132 Sedeno St. Salcedo Village BROTZEIT // German food and German beer // Shangrila Plaza Mall ,Unit 112 St. level , Mandaluyong, Tel: #(02) 631-1489 E-mail: www.brotzeit.ph

BISTRO MONDO // 4893 Durban St. Cor. Ebro St., Poblacion

CHATEAU 1771 // Greenbelt 5, G/F

BIG BAD WOLF // GF Fairways Tower, 5th ave cor. Mckinley, BGC, #:(02) 822-5833, www.facebook. com/bigbadwolfph

SAVOY BISTRO // East Asian Art Gallery, Kalayaan Ave., Makati City, #: (02) 896 5667

BREW-KUS // 139 Corporate Center, Salcedo Village Makati City, #: (02) 856-7656

FILIPINO

M CAFE // Greenbelt 5, G/F

ABE // Serendra Mall, Taguig

STELLA // Bonifacio High Street Central

CHEZ KARINE // “Come and taste the best macarons in Manila!” Serendra Mall , Taguig, Tel: #:(02) 804-18-89 email:orders@ chezkarine.com

HAPPY LEMON // Bonifacio High Street, Powerplant Mall, Glorietta Next to SM

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BALKAN YUGOSLAVIAN HOME COOKING // Only Yugoslavian home-cooking in a Casual dining atmosphere //GF Maripola Bldg. 109 Perea St. Legaspi Village, Makati City, #: (02) 846- 0744, www.Facebook.Com/Balkan

TUTTO DOMANI // A lifestyle coffee bar & pasticceria, Store #9 new world hotel,Esperanza st. Makati, Tel # 8116707 email: domani888@ gmail.com

DESSERT

MR. ROCKERFELLER // 2/F Greenbelt 3,

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D’HQ BAR AND RESTAURANT // D’ Head quarters // 2131 Nuestra senora St, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City, #:(02) 795-5993 FINIO BREAKFAST BUFFET // 220 Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City, #: (02) 415-1278 HANDURAW PIZZA // Best thin crust pizza // 211 1A Masanurin St. cor Anonas Ext, Quezon City, #:(02) 381-3349

MEDITERRANEAN

GYROS // Greenbelt 1, G/F HOSSEIN’S PERSIAN RESTAURANT // 7857 Makati Ave. Bel Air,

MEXICAN CHIHUAHUA MEXICAN GRILL // Greenbelt 2, G/F, #: (02) 625-0106

SPANISH

BESO // Modern Spanish Kitchen serving comfort food by Chef Carlo Miguel // East Superblock, 30th St Corner 7th St., Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City (Across 7th High Club and R.O.X.), (0917) 819-5831,

LA TIENDA SPANISH RESTAURANT // 43 Polaris St. Bel-Air, Makati City, #: (02) 890-4123 / (02) 8951651, latiendapolaris@yahoo.com, www.latiendamanila.com

SUNSHINE KITCHEN // 2nd Floor Fort Pointe Bldg 1, The Fort Strip, BGC #:(0928) 821-2625 www. facebook.com/sunshinekitchen. resto UNCLE CHEFFY // Burgos Circle, Forbes Town Center WILDFLOUR // Fort Bonifacio 4th Ave. Cor. 26th St., Taguig

ITALIAN ARIA // Bonifacio High Street Central CAFFE PUCCINI // Unit 12, The fort Strip

MESA // Greenbelt 5, G/F

CANTINETTA // Burgos Cirlce, Forbes Town Center

HEALTHY

MARU // Healthy Delicious Korean Barbeque // Makati Maru A. Venue Property, Makati Ave., Makati City, 0917-806-4172, 403-9140 // Robinson Maru // Pedro Gil Wing, Robinson Place, Malate, 0917556-9854, 385-7192 // Macapagal Maru // HK Sun Plaza, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay Rd, 0917-528-3034

BENI’S FALAFEL // Vegetarian Middle East Food // 4364 VALDEZ ST, POBLACION, MAKATI CITY, #:(0906) 349-1300 FEZ // Serendra Mall, Taguig

SPICY FINGERS // Greenbelt 2, G/F

LORENZO’S WAY // Greenbelt 5 G/F

MILKY WAY // 9900 Milky Way Building, Pasay Road

KOREAN

SARIWON // Bonifacio high street central OKI OKI // Japanese sushi, rice bowls, and noodles // G/F A Venue Mall, 7829 Makati Ave, Makati, #: (02) 729-0134

BARCINO WINE RESTO BAR // Unit 101 Forbeswood Heights, Rizal Dr., Fort Bonifacio,

ITALIANNI’S // Greenbelt 2, G/F THE OLD SPAGHETTI HOUSE // 142 Valero St. Salcedo Village

CORNER TREE CAFE // A Vegetarian Restaurant // 150 Jupiter St. Bel Air,Makati,Metro Manila, #: (02) 897-0295, cornertreecafe@gmail. com, cornertreecafe.com

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TRIP BLIPS

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ambales. A serene getaway from the outskirts of Subic Bay. Here, surfers from all over come to destress themselves from the daily grind of everyday life. To slow yourself down and live life a little freer takes a different kind of approach. Some say that to slow down is an art, and that’s what we’ve come to experience.

We set out in the afternoon and traveled 5 hours toward Zambales. Along the way we saw rolling hills of grass, strange pointy mountains, and a couple of small towns and villages as we passed by. Finally, after the long and winding drive, we arrived at nightfall to a cozy inn down a beaten path named: Circle Hostel. As we walked in we were instantly drawn to the “Laid-back” vibe the Circle Hostel was giving off. Hammocks strewn across the roofs of the sleeping areas, a sand floor, and bamboo structures made Circle Hostel feel like you were thousands of miles away from any sort of civilization. Right as we entered, we were taken aback by some of the most beautiful pieces of art that decorated the entire facility. Strangers, vagabonds, and travelers alike would come and put their creative talents to use. The facilities covered in colors and design put ease into our work-stressed minds.

CIRCLE HOSTEL SHOWS OFF AWESOME WITHOUT TRYING

At night, we crawled into our cozy triple-stacked bunk beds complete with mosquito nets, pillows, and it’s own curtain for privacy. Drifting to sleep had never felt so relaxing as sounds of nature and gentle breezes quietly lulled us to sleep. We were all eager to get some rest as the beach was only 3 minuets away and the sounds of distant ocean waves tempted us to join.

TOP: CIRCLE HOSTEL // BOTTOM LEFT: SLEEPING BUNK BEDS // BOTTOM MIDDLE: STAIRS TO SLEEPING AREA // BOTTOM RIGHT: RENTAL BOARDS

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he very next morning we awoke to the sound of grumbling stomachs. Before we catch some waves, we needed something to hold us for the whole day. It was then we decided to walk next door to Mommy Phoebe’s place.

Greeted by Mommy Phoebe herself, we partook in her delicious Filipino style cuisine. That morning started off fresh with some hot curry soup followed by a juicy omelet, a fresh veggie platter, some Filipino-style prepared shrimp, and bisteak (for the meat eaters). With our energy levels high, we thanked Mommy Phoebe, rented some surfboards from Circle, and hit the waves.

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TRIP BLIPS

WHEN IN BORACAY Give us a call at (036) - 288 2195 Specializing in Mexican and Filipino food,

MUNCHIES RESTAURANT caters

to LOCALS and ISLAND EXPATS in addition to the many KITEBOARDERS and TOURISTS who travel along the White Beach and

BOLABOG BEACH.

GREAT TASTY FOOD and INEXPENSIVE too! Try their mouth-watering FAJITAS or the KITEBOARD SPECIAL which is a tasty Hungarian sausage wrapped inside a hot delicious potato.

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When you visit Boracay, why not come and grab a bite at MUNCHIES RESTAURANT located on BOLABOG ROAD next to the ST. ANGELIQUE

DENTAL CLINIC.

couple minutes later after our meal, we arrived at the sandy beach of the Zambales coastline. We quickly unpacked our gear and comfortably settled into their beach.

The guys of our group quickly waxed their surfboards, strapped themselves in, and took off to catch some pretty awesome waves. No one needed to bring wet suits as the tropical water was already very warm. Wave after wave felt like a dream.

As the guys barreled down the waves, the girls set up some beach blankets and spent time catching up on life and where things were taking them. It was an afternoon we all hadn’t felt in a while. At the end of the day, we all returned to the hostel with contented smiles and tanned bodies. We spent the last couple of hours in the day ordering chocolate banana & mango smoothies from Mommy Phoebe’s place and continued our conversations over a drink and some guitar music. Zambales has taught us much about ourselves and what we desperately needed. A minimalistic approach to life, Zambales and Circle Hostel’s atmosphere made it clear to us that to become a beach bum, to live life simply could be the remedy to a stressful work week in Metro Manila. If you’re looking for a chance to get away from it all, to experience a place and time far away from the present, Zambales could provide you with the much needed escape from everyday life.

•SOUPS •SANDWICHES •SALADS •PIZZA •BREAKFAST •LUNCH •DINNER

OPENS 10AM till MIDNIGHT

Why Ole...? SOME 8 years ago, Ole opened in the new d’mall in Boracay. In the beginning, the restaurant featured only traditional Spanish cuisine but upon demand, Mexican & Cuban entrees were introduced. Beside the three main cuisines, Ole features an extremely large menu including Salads, Pastas, Poultry, Steaks, and Pizzas in addition to a variety of delicious Seafood and Vegetarian dishes. The customer can virtually eat almost anything that they desire. A children's menu and also a full bar offers excellent wines and liquor from all over the world complimenting the already huge & varied menu. One of the amazing things about Ole is that you can order breakfast, lunch, or dinner at any time during a full 24 hour period. Favorites include Spanish Paella (8 different varieties) & Mexican Fajitas. Ole recently added air conditioning so the customer can choose air conditioning inside or the natural breeze outside. Ole is indeed A Treat That You Deserve.

Serving Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Open 24 Hours

“A Treat You Deserve” Address: D’Mall Boracay, Tel #: 036 288 5940

AS TOLD BY: JON KENZO OKEYA

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MY MANILA

WHEN THE ARTS FLOW

THE ART OF WU! FEST

PLANET ZIPS CAN TEACH YOU HOW TO FLOW

Led by WU!’s very own PJ, our Live Art section became absolutely electric. Hundreds of people gathered at WU! Fest just to see these individuals do what they love to do. Thank you so much guys, you really made our event something to be remembered.

BY CHARISSE ANDERSEN Arts as “forms of movement and dance that utilize props to enter a state of flow.” Flow arts props include poi, staff and hoops. Performers manipulate props to become more expressive with their movement, the result is a show-stopping visual spectacle of dance and motion that is inspiring to people of all ages.

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any of you have probably seen amazing fire dancing performances on a beach vacation some time, or maybe even colorful glowing hula hoops at a concert or club. These eye-catching activities are part of the emerging category

of art forms called the “Flow Arts”. The most common form is ‘poi’, a Maori performance art originating from New Zealand. Paulino Servado, CEO of Planet Zips, the leading Flow Arts company in the country and a poi sensei himself, defines the Flow

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nthony White decided to live in Manila for some of the many reasons we decide to live in Philippines. He loved the great weather, amazing food, and fantastic people. However, he also brings with him a special gift that makes this city even greater. He has developed a skill from a very young age, the ability to juggle, balance, distract, and entertain from behind a bar counter. My friends, Anthony White is a Flairtender. For those hearing this lingo for the first time, flair tending is bar tending with a show. It’s juggling three vodka bottles at the same time, lighting a row of drinks on fire, or even bottle flipping from hand-to-

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head. This hobby turned career started when he was 18, working in the pubs in London. Learning the tricks of the trade, Anthony soon because inspired with the bar tenders juggling in T.G.I.F. On his travels and working in Boracay for many years, Anthony has mastered the art and is now making a name for himself in Manila. He has even created his identity as a “Flair Bartender” a combination of flair and mixology. So not only can he dazzle you, but he can mix up a pretty great cocktail. Anthony’s show cannot be missed and we are lucky that he can be found all over the

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START HERE: PLANET ZIPSSCAN THIS QR CODE TO SEE THEM ON YOUTUBE! or check their facebook at https://www. facebook.com/planetzips/info

Planet Zips also has its own academy, offering classes in Makati, Ortigas, Quezon City, Fort Bonifacio and Alabang. You can also pass by their shop and grab some toys for play and performance ranging from poi, contact juggling balls and hoops. Planet Zips also works closely with the Flow Arts Philippines community, to hold monthly ‘Spin Jams’, quarterly ‘SpinDependence’ events, and the annual Philippine Flow Fest, which combines Flow Arts and

ANTHONY WHITE & FLAIROLOGY ENTERTAINMENT IN A BOTTLE

musical performances. If you’re looking for an exciting new hobby to learn and make new friends with, then give Flow Arts a try!

Metro. For those who were able to witness the brilliance at WU! Fest, you can probably say it’s worth seeing again. To find Anthony, he is currently working in “Red Rabbit” a speakeasy inside Bugsy’s in Salcedo Village. But if you want

him all to yourselves, he also freelances for events. START HERE: ANTHONY WHITE // WWW. FLAIROLOGYPH.COM, NUVO- G/F GREENBELT 2, (02) 757-3699, PROHIBITION- 3L GREENBELT 3, (02) 621-6790

ART GROUPS// Saturday Sketching Sessions // Doodle Art Enthusiasts // Spidersilk Productions // Cavite Collective // ARTISTS // Piaget Martelino // Vanessa Ammann // Dione D’Souza // Fonz Recto // Jon Cozy // Janno Padilla // Angelo Padilla // Maku Felix // Oz Mendoza // Iam Badlit // Berns Cuevas // Czarina Yap // Isobel Francisco // Veronikka Uminga // Elli x killingwithcuteness // Gyrene Deguerre // Lhean Villanueva // Andy Dizon Besa // SAR // Eduardo Tesorero // Recci Bacolor // John Paul Jimenez // Brian Vee // Micki Aviado // Ivy Sinugbuhan // Topher Saranghelo // Jennifer Enriquez // Shintaro Lopez // Mimi Inaudito // Alex Lara // Dee Jae Paeste // Lei Melendres // Larrysa Latade // Cayla Merced // Jayson Cadiz // Eds Planilla // Mika Saludega // Shakey John Salilig // Martin V Bandoles // Charles Icasiano // Rye Rocha // Bernard Bernardino // Cloud Sarmiento // Taikun Dominic // Ches Angeles // Sam Morales // Raymond Almine // Emar Gamez // William Fan // Mary Palag // Charm Nogot To see the art of the Fest, check out WU! Manila’s Facebook

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PJ’s SATURDAY SKETCHING

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ome of you may have already heard about Dr. Sketchy’s either here in Manila or abroad and may even have attended a session or two but for those of you who haven’t, what it is a burlesque cabaret and life drawing event that is held roughly once a month at different venues around the metro. The original Dr. Sketchy’s was founded by the New York based artist, Molly Crabapple back in 2005 and expanded into an international franchise the following year, currently with branches in 100 cities around the world. In 2011 thanks to Tessa Cam-Rowe a.k.a. Devi Warchild, Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Philippines was born. In 2012, Devi Warchild moved back

to Canada and the baton was passed to the ladies of Spidersilk Productions who currently run Dr. Sketchy’s Philippines.

GOOD CRAFTERNOON W The following year she did her first Crafternoon workshop and the rest is history. Currently there have been over 35 workshops done with over 600 participants. She holds at least 3 workshops per month, mostly done on weekends at either Pino

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f you’re looking to get down and dirty then pottery might be your thing and here's where you can do just that! Learn different hand building pottery techniques, how to use a pottery wheel and feel the clay between your fingers as you form a shapeless mound of mud into a work of art. Clay Avenue is located at 22 Ridgeview Drive, Blue Ridge B, Quezon City and is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. START HERE: CLAY AVENUE- Cost: Courses start at PhP6,000 for 4 sessions and come with 2 kilos of clay per session, #: (02) 9665168, E-mail: clay.ave@gmail.com, http://clayave.weebly.com or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clay-Ave-Pottery-Studio/284844251561844

START HERE: DR SKETCHY- Dione D’Souza - #: (0917) 794-9564 https://www.facebook.com/ DrSketchyPhilippines, twitter- @DrSketchyPH

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hen she was 17, Alessa started a neighborhood mobile workshop called Art Adventures and taught arts and crafts to kids every summer. Fast forward a few years, in 2011 she started her blog LifeAfterBreakfast where she would post pictures of crafts that she made It soon became popular and people would ask how to make them.

A TRIP DOWN CLAY AVENUE

The art sessions comprise of short poses ranging from 5 to 20 minutes so it’s quick sketches mainly. You can also take photographs which are use as reference images for more detailed pieces. What I enjoy most about their sessions are the costumes! You really see the time they put in for props, make up, costumes, etc., which makes it one of the most interesting and fun sketching sessions you’ll most likely attend.

in Makati or Pipino in Quezon City. Materials and snacks are provided although people may bring their own materials as well. For more information you may visit Alessa's Blog http:// www.lifeafterbreakfast. com or join the community at https://www.facebook.com/ LifeAfterBreakfastBlog for updates. START HERE: CRAFTERNOON- http://www. lifeafterbreakfast.com, facebook: www.facebook. com/lifeafterbreakfastlog, #: (0917) 525-3772

ART WITH PJ

aturday Sketching Sessions was something I started back in 2011 after taking a two year break from art. After not making anything for that long I felt the need to express myself creatively and figured the best way to do that was to start a group so that like-minded people could get together and make art. What started out as a 6 member group has quickly grown to over 400 members. We meet once a month at my studio to sketch and paint and talk about different projects. The sessions

are always held on a Saturday afternoon and go on till early evening where we hire a model to do 3 poses, roughly 45 minutes each with rest breaks between poses. Aside from sketching sessions, I also organize three exhibitions for the group throughout the year and all members are welcome to join. I also post different art related jobs on the group wall in case members would like to apply. START HERE- SATURDAY SKETCHING- activities are announced on the group page so if you would like to join the group just visit us on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ groups/114640941977092/. 


THE PLAYLIST URBAN DUB Known as the Giant Sound of the South, Urban Dub was formed in 2000 and since then has given Philippine music a new direction. Since hitting the charts with their first album “Birth” and its hit tracks "Come”, “Give” & “Would You Go” they gave a new dimension to OPM. They bagged several NU107 Rock Awards: 2003 Best Song of the Year for "Soul Searching”, Album of the Year “Influence” & 2008 Listeners Choice Award among others. With a soon to be released album, audiences will have a wonderful summer while listening to their famous tracks, "First of Summer," "A Call to Arms," and "Evidence."

“ESOTERIC”

TURBO GOTH

Composed of PAOLO PERALTA (on guitars, drum beats, and electronic sampler) and Tattoo Artist/Freelance Illustrator/Model

“BIRTH”

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SARAH GAUGLER (on lead vocals); together, they are the only electronic rock duo in the country. Music by Turbo Goth is Electronic- Rock music with distorted bass synths backed by aggressive heavy beats, and punk-jazz noise guitars, stitched together by light icy vocals. They are often compared to international acts like: Daft Punk, Mew, and Bjork. Live performances have not only drawn the attention of music lovers but also the attention of art enthusiasts, and photographers due to the spontaneity of Paolo's crazy unexpected dance moves and Sarah’s monumental poses as they play. They supply the satisfaction of those longing for acts that are new and bold, unique but eloquent, sexy yet tasteful, and classy but with a high level of unexpected shock factor.

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Turbo Goth launched their debut album: "Destroy Us All" in January 2011 and their first single called "Venus Flytrap". Turbo Goth just recently performed at Baybeats Festival 2011, Singapore. The Album "DESTROY US ALL" by Turbo Goth and Merchandise are available at every gig.

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{ WU! SERVES YOU! } CAR SERVICE AUTO RX CARWORKS BODY AND PAINT SPECIALIST // 111 Kamuning Road , Quezon City (near corner EDSA) #:09178937372

DELIVERY AQUA HEALTH ALKALINE IONIZED WATER // Apt A1 Narra Cor Raymundo, San Antonio Abad Subd, Maybunga, Pasay City, #:(02) 643-4390

CLEANING EMBASSIES MOPPU CLEANING SERVICE //UG 24 Cityland Dela Rosa Condominium, Dela Rosa St. Makati #: (02) 403-7959

CLINICS REHAB EXPERTS // Physical Therapy home service in Metro Manila // #: (02) 513-8025, www. rehabexperts.com.ph TOOTH TOWN DENTAL CLINIC// 2nd Floor ibon center, 114 Timog Ave, Quezon City, #:(0917) 812-1644 DR. LEE CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE// Acupuncture for cosmetic treatment, Body Disorders, or Internal Problems // Unit 104, Ferros Bel-Air Tower Condo, #30 Polaris St, Poblacion, Makati City, #:(02) 218-5250/ (0906) 216-6312/ (0916) 758-2975

BEST WESTERN PLUS // Three distinct towers, one remarkable experience. Branded by Best Western International as the “Super Hotel” in Manila, Merging three existing hotels into one exciting, all-encompassing destination. : 7829 Makati Ave., Makati, #: (02) 403-0888, www.antelhotel.com

TAILORS

1. YSOBEL ART GALLERY

BRIGHT SYSTEM ENTERPRISE // 654 Wellington Bldg. Binondo, #: (02) 242-5895

2. PABLO FORT

BRITISH EMBASSY // 120 Upper McKinley Rd, Taguig, #: (02) 858-2200

CZECH EMBASSY // Rufino Tower, 30th Floor, 6784 Ayala Ave, Makati City, #:(02) 811-1155, www.mzy.cz FRENCH EMBASSY // 16th Floor Pacific Star Building, Sen. Gil Puyat, #: (02) 857-6917 GERMAN EMBASSY // RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., Makati, #: (02) 7023000 JAPANESE EMBASSY // 2627 Roxas Blvd, Manila, #: (02) 551-5710

2/F Serendra Piazza, Bonifacio High Street, McArthur Ave. Bonifacio Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, #: (0932) 668-3974 Unit C-11 South of Market Condominum, Fort Bonficaio Global City, Taguig, #: (02) 506-0602, www.pablogalleries.com

3. GALLERIA DUEMILA

210 Loring St. Pasay City, #: (02) 831-999

4. MANILA CONTEMPORARY

Whitespace 2314 Chino Roces Ave. Pasong Tamo Ext. Makati #: (02) 844-7328

AMERICAN EMBASSY // 1201 Roxas Blvd, Manila, #: (02) 301-2000

CANADIAN EMBASSY // RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., #: (02) 857-9000

SUDS LAUNDERY & DRY CLEAN SERVICES // Better laundry, better service guaranteed // Thercon Bldg. N.Garcia St. Makati, #: (0922) 877-8060, suds_laundry@ yahoo.com, www.suds.com.ph

HOTELS/HOSTELS

MUSEUMS / ART GALLERIES

TUNE HOTEL // TUNE HOTEL- ANGELES, Don Juico Avenue, Malabanias, Angeles City, Pampanga, #: (45) 459-0888 // TUNE HOTEL- CEBU 36 Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu, #: (32) 232-0888 // TUNE HOTEL- ERMITA, MANILA, 1740 A. Mabini St., Malate, Manila, #: (02) 708-9888 // TUNE HOTELMAKATI, E.Mercado corner, F. Calderon Streets, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City #: (02) 817-0888

SOCIAL

TINO // First-Class Service of madeto-order and made-to-measure business and formal men’s clothing. 114 G/F Herco Center, Benavidez St. Legaspi Village, #: 511-1274, elbalagon@yahoo.com

5. TIN-AW

Upper G/F Somerset Olympia Makati Ave. Makati, #: (02) 892-7522

BSP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Malate (02) 708-7827 to 29, #: info@metmuseum.ph

24. Museum of the Filipino People

Agrifina Circle, Ermita, Manila, #: (02) 527-1209

25. Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, 950 P. Ocampo Street, Malate, Manila, #: (02) 524-4611 loc. 368 / (F) (02) 521-9094

26. Museum of Philippine Political History

Peninsula Manila Hotel Arcade, Makati City, #: (0920) 927-6436

7. WEST GALLERY

27. Museo Pambata

LVN TRAVEL AND TOURS // Your Travel Authority // Blk 16 Lot 14 Metroville Subd, Imus Cavite, #: (046) 424-1878/ (0916) 610-9791/ (0922) 209-3208, www.Philtravelbug.com, Philtravelbug@Gmail.com

Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Chino Roces, Makati City, #: (02) 813-2310

8. FINALE ART FILE 9. ART INFORMAL

277 Connecticut St. Greenhills East, Mandaluyong city #: (02) 725-8518

10. AVELLANA ART GALLERY

2680 F. B. Harrison St. Pasay City, #: (02) 833-8357

11. MO SPACE

3/F MOS Design Bldg. B2 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, #: (02) 856-2748

12. THE DRAWING ROOM

1007 Metropolitan Avenue, Metrostar Bldg. Makati City #: (02) 897-7877

Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Ermita, Manila #: (02) 523-1797 to 98 / (02) 536-0595 / (F) (02) 522-1246 info@museopambata.org

28. National Museum

P. Burgos Avenue, Ermita, Manila, #: (02) 527-1209

29. Philippine Science Centrum

E-Com Building, Riverbanks Center, Marikina #: (02) 942-4137 / (F) (02) 942-5091

30. Rizal Shrine Museum

Fort Santiago, Intramuros, #: (02) 491-3994

31. San Agustin Church Museum

General Luna Street corner Real, Intramuros, #: (02) 527-4052 / (02) 527-2746, El89desabiduria@yahoo.es

32. Mind Museum

Third Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, #: (02) 909-6467 / (0917)5842130, Trixie.tacardon@themindmuseum.org

HOSPITALS

13. SILVERLENS GALLERY

2320 Pasong Tamo Ext. Warehouse 2, Yupangco Bldg. Makati City, #: (02) 816-0044

33. The Money Museum

MAKATI MEDICAL CENTER // Legaspi, Makati, #: (02) 888-8999

14. ATENEO ART GALLERY

34. The Shoe Museum

15. AYALA MUSEUM

35. The Museum at De La Salle University

Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City #: (02) 426-6001 loc. 4160-62 / (F) (02) 426-6488

ST.LUKE’S MEDICAL CENTER // : Rizal Drive, BGC, #: (02) 789-7700

Makati Avenue Cor. Dela Rosa St. Makati, #: (02) 757-7117

16. BAHAY TSINOY

Kaisa Heritage Center, 32 Anda corner Cabildo Streets, Intramuros, #: (02) 527-6083

SCIENTIFICALLY

PERFECTED TEETH is a constant goal of THE JACKIE AGUILAR DENTAL GROUP US-Trained under renowned dentists Dr. Gerald Smith & Dr. Brendan Stack and member of Pennsylvania Craniomandibular society & American Association of Functional Orthodontics to bring you the following services: TMJ Therapy // Orthodontics for kids and adults // General Dentistry // Cosmetic Dentistry // Dental Implantology // Professional Teeth Whitening // Oral Surgery Frosthodontics

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23. Metropolitan Museum of Manila

National Historical Institute Bldg., T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila, #: (02) 525-3196 / (02) 525-1748 / (F) (02) 524-2329 do@nlp.gov.ph

TRAVEL SERVICE

KOREAN EMBASSY // : McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Upper McKinley Road, Taguig, #: (02) 856-9210

Malacañang Complex, José P. Laurel Street,San Miguel (02) 784-4286 loc. 4945 & 4649 / (F) (02) 784-4286 loc. 4722 Pml@malacanang.gov.ph / pml@pcdspo.gov.ph

6. BLANC

48 West Avenue, Quezon City, #: (02) 411-0336

BAYANI BREW // www.Twitter.com/ bayanibrew

22. The Presidential Museum and Library

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17. Casa Manila

General Luna Street, Intramuros, #: (02) 527 3135

2/F Paseo de Sta. Rosa 3, Greenfield City, Sta. Ros, Laguna, Tel. No.- (049) 544 0511/ (0917) 899-9776, www. jackieaguilardentalgroup.com, CLINIC HOURS: Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm/ Sunday: 9am-5pm BY APPOINTMENT

THE JACKIE AGUILAR GROUP CLINIC 1 Borja Subd. Parian, Calamba City, Laguna (049) 545-4725/ (0917) 899-9776 CLINIC 2 Unit 1 Amethyst Street, Balibago Complex, Sta. Rosa City Laguna CLINIC 3 G/F Makati Executive Center, Cor V.A Rufino, San Agustin St., Salcedo Village, Makati City, #: 845-0629

18. CCP Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino

CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay,#: (02) 832-5094

BSP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, #: (02) 929-7071 to 90

J.P. Rizal Street, San Roque, Marikina, #: (02) 646-2360 to 70 / (02) 646-5277 2401 Taft Avenue, Malate, #: (02) 524-4611 loc. 368 / (F) (02) 5219094, buncabr@dlsu.edu.ph

36. UST Museum of Arts and Sciences

España Boulevard, Sampaloc, #: (02) 781-1815 / (F) (02) 7409718, museum@mni.ust.edu.ph

37. Yuchengco Museum

RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue corner Senator Gil Puyal Avenue, Makati, #: (02) 889-1234, info@yuchengcomuseum.org

19. GSIS Museo ng Sining

Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Financial Center, Pasay #: (02) 479-3588 / (0922)3314108, info@artepinas.tk

ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED ACCEPTS HMO CARDS SUCH AS: Medicard, Maxicare, Dental Network, HMI, Elite Group, One Pacific Prime Solutions, Filipino Doctors, Valucare, Intellicare, Cocolife, Health Partners Dental Access Co., Eastwest Health Care

20. Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center

UP Diliman, Roxas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City #: (02) 928-1927 / (F) 928-1925 / (0929)8567909

21. Lopez Museum

Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig #: (02) 631-2417, lmmpasig@gmail.com

THE NEXT ISSUE: Sometimes staying in one place just doesn’t cut it. You have had the urge to pack your bags and travel the world but have had neither the time or money to do so. Seeing that need, we decided to make something special for the world traveller in the Philippines. Join us next issue as we tackle WORLD MANILA. All the awesome international places you can go to right here in your city!

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