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EDITORS NOTES Work is hard. You can’t get around it. To bring home the bacon, one must always earn it. Especially in Manila, the amount of effort everyone puts in their job from the sari-sari stores to the corporate heads is amazing. Don’t let a magazine job about food, events, and awesomeness fool you into thinking that every day is a fun day. Like any job, It has its difficult times, but the hardships can also make the perks perkier and make the rest time restful. We work hard because we want to play hard and with WU! we play a lot. So this issue is dedicated to those who wake up two hours earlier in the morning to meditate. This is for those that have a lunch break with family or friends in the middle of the work week. This is for those that look for adventure and fun before, during, and after work. This is for those that WORK HARD and PLAY RIGHT. -Juni Okeya
WU! (What’s Up!) Manila
Published By: Admiral WU Manila Corp. Chief Editor Juni Okeya Director of Awesome Ron McCormick Design Director Jon Kenzo Okeya WU! Staff Ladylued Pantaleon Kristhine Baron Rossey Sosa Genevieve Mendoza Ben Tomo Okeya Contributors Pindie Music Volume 1, Issue 3 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!
The lovely staff of Chicken Charlie on Makati Avenue were kind enough to sponsor our meal.
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Thank you Maru for the meal to give us energy when we were distributing in Fort.
ISSUE 3 JUNE 2013
Yes, the saying goes “Work Hard, Play Hard,” but shouldn’t we save our precious energy to do it right? Find the right places? Go with the right people? Get the right ideas? Find some ideas here.
THE REGULARS What’s Up?
Fresh & Fit
3 Person of the Month Meet the man with the widest “Feel good” smile in Manila. Tagalog Time Culture yourself with some of Manila’s awesome slang!
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The Fast and the Fit Feeling sluggish? Check out The Fast and the Fit to find 4 ways on improving your tired bod!
Natural Goodness Change up your diet with these unique, tasty, and healthy restaurants!
Kris’s Secret Spot
Top 4 Spas Don’t let the stress of work age you faster! Check out our list of spas and detox from your daily work load!
Behind bars This month we explore the business of bars. Which bars are for business and which bars mean business?!
36 Love surfing? Relaxing? Sandy beaches? We got just the person for you! Meet Kris, a valuable member of the WU! Team as she takes you to a remote spot away from the busy city life!
My Manila 30 Suits Quality suits are closer than you think... Get Connected Find the group you want to belong to. Inner Child “Become young men again! Don’t become an old man waiting to die alone!” -Ken Watanabe
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WU! WHAT’S UP! PERSON OF THE MONTH:
JAZ. DA.U.DE WAITER A waiter isn’t usually the first that comes to mind as Person of the Month, but at WU! Manila, any person can impress and inspire. Case and Point: Jaz from Da.U.De Tea Lounge. We featured this adorable tea shop in our last issue and while the
tea was different from your usual tea blends, so was the staff. The most impressive being a smiley, energetic, and efficient man named Jaz. Before we even went inside the store, we saw Jaz spot a few interested bystanders, sprint into the shop to grab a few menus, and chat up the curious
ladies passing by. The speed was impressive, but his commitment to his job and making the customers happy was amazing. It’s staff like this that you don’t want to let go of. I know for myself, I would go to this shop for a glass of iced tea, some Pho, and a smile from Jaz.
MALASAKIT SLOW DOWN “Take one for the Team” is the closest example of this often used phrase. “Compassion” can also be used. It is the manager that volunteers to clean up the office at the end of the day. It’s the office neighbor that brings donuts to everyone
for a pick-me-up. We all need that person from time to time. Why not try to be that person today? Do something nice and be “malasakit.”
WALANG PERSONALAN Business is business. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Walang Personalan. Nothing personal. So if you find any typos or slight mistakes in this month of WU! Sorry, Walang Personalan. ;-D
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MA DAPA KA
So, I was in a rush the other day and my coworker told me, “Slow down MADAPA KA!” What a great way to catch my attention. She basically told me, “Slow down or you might trip!” from rushing. Who knew Taglish could be so much fun?
Rock out with French Pop Band Naive New Beaters in June for Fete De la Musique.
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Could Do 10 things
SM’s AURA opened in Taguig! Complete with high-end retail shop and an IMAX Theatre!
Coming to a location near you...DRAFT at GREENBELT! Opening this month!
JOIN US FOR...
Have a wonderful time at Manila improv fest June 25th-30th. facebook.com/spitmanila Join Padraska Skateboarding June 21st! facebook. com/padraska-skateboarding
ENTERTAINMENT BEER GARDEN LIVE ART Ready for AWESOME? Join us on July 6th at A Venue for our special brand of party! Beer Garden, Mixologists, Live Art, and good times.
Want to start wakeboarding? Check our DECA Wakepark’s new beginners course! Check out the wake comp sponsored by Center of Gravity at Lago de Oro on June 22.
Relieve some stress and wack your balls!! Pg. 29
Enjoy a Raw food course by Aileen at Sugarleaf on June 29 and July 27.
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OFFICE PAR STRESS BREAKERS MES A MONSTER!
CATCH IT IMMEDIATELY: CATCH IT BEFORE IT BECO SPELL IT OUT: WRITE DOWN YOUR FEELINGS TO
GIVE FOCUS TO THE PROBLEM. AR? GRAB SOME MUNCHIES AND SMILE!
GRAB A BITE TO EAT: HUNGRY? LOW BLOOD SUG
A kind of Horoscope for coffee breaks
Need some chitchat over a cup of coffee? Check out this cool list of coffee personalities. There isn’t a shred of scientific backing and it might have a touch of flawed logic, but give it a try anyway and see if there is any accuracy to it.
Office life can often seem mund ane and terrib le. It doesn ’t have to be thoug h. We at WU! believe in the powe r of fun even in a draini ng enviro nmen t like the office . Here’ s some remed ies for your work place blues !
R FACEBOOK, SIGN OUT OF YOUR UNPLUG: TURN OFF YOUR PHONE, LOG OFF YOU EARN YOUR FREEDOM. MAILBOX. DO THIS FOR AT LEAST 10 MIN. AND SOUL. SO WHY NOT WATCH A FUNNY LAUGH A LITTLE: LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR THE MOVIE OR CHECK OUT A SHOW! WEIGHTS, CHECK OUT THE FRESH & FIT WORK OUT: YOU DON’T HAVE TO RUN OR LIFT SS! SECTION TO LEARN HOW TO CUT DOWN ON STRE
Boss Eliminator 2000 Helping you put an end to micromanaging bosses. Become A Mind Reader: If you know what your boss is going to need done, have it done before they even need to ask for it. You’re going to gain your boss’s respect and eliminate the need to be babysat at the same time. WINNING! Micromanage For Them: Finished a task? Send your boss an update email. Working on another assignment? Send them another email. Going to the bathroom to do power squats to lower stress? Just letting them know your taking a small break would suffice. If they know what you’re doing, odds are they won’t feel the need to check in on you. Get A Mirror: Sometimes we feel micromanaged because we need to be. Have you been forgetful or has performance dropped lately because you’re having so much fun doing the things you've read in WU! Manila Magazine? Maybe it’s time for a self-evaluation to help you refocus and get on the right track.
Goggles Time The Ultimate Office Game. Play if you dare! “A few months back a buddy from Jersey told me about this ‘Goggle Game’. Basically, no matter where you are or what you’re doing, if you’re standing and you make eye contact with someone who is ‘goggling you, you are required to stop what you’re doing and lay down on the ground.” -August Luis Palaroan
A FEW RULES FOR THE GAME: IF YOU PUT YOUR FINGER IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE, YOU’RE SAFE. IF SOMEONE SENDS YOU AN INSTAGRAM OR SMS PHOTO, IT COUNTS ONCE YOU HEAR ABOUT THE GAME YOU’RE INSTANTLY PART OF IT.
WU! FRESH & FIT Here are 4 different exercises that could help you not only get fit, but get fit FAST! Watch your tummy go away and your washboard abs appear!
Wake Your Butt Up Armed with the Functional Movement System, some Kettle Bells and experience, Nico D’Haenen and his crew focus on how you exercise, not how hard you exercise. The Functional Movement System uses a series of tests that are able to predict the exercises that you’re most prone to injury by locating problem areas and imbalances. This is the foundation of their injury free stance to training.
A big part of their injury from the spine and will prevention comes from result in less back injuries posture training. Nico and pain. “ tells us, “while we’re working all day we’re not After a few checks and using our learning the glut muscles. They could see moves, it’s time They’re mistakes before to push heavy asleep and by things to build they happen. doing just a some muscle, few exercises, right? Well not we can wake them up exactly. Again, it’s up to the again. And by doing this, body. If you’re swinging pressure is taken away a light kettle bell around
Their injury free workouts have become so popular that they’re sought out by athletes that need rehabilitating workouts. That’s another reason that these guys are so good. They can see the mistakes before they’re going to happen.
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incorrectly, a heavy one will do you in. So each student in the group is monitored and coached as if it were a private session. Kettle bell training done right is going to promote solid core strength which means less injuries and better body balance for whatever sport you’re into. Nico has had runners, basketball players, and cyclist who have all noticed improved results by training with USPC. START HERE- USPC- 6B FELIPE PIKE ST. BRGY. BAGONG, ILOG, PASIG CITY 1600,
4 Fitness has the bold claim that they can get you twice as fit as a normal workout by exercising effectively.
These exercises constantly switch up our body movements, strengthens and stretch our joints and muscles, and improve coordination at the same time.
Just a reminder: Buti Yoga is awesome. A hip-hop, tribal baby of Zumba and Yoga, Buti Yoga is introducing itself to Manila through Cassie Yang. While Zumba finds your inner Shakira, Buti Yoga seeks out the inner Beyonce.
Give it a try in one of her classes in Surya Spa. START HERE:? BUTI YOGA- SURYA SPA: MEDICARD LIFESTYLE BUILDING, 51 PASEO DE ROXAS COR. GIL PUYAT AVE. MAKATI, #:(02) 878-5122.
START HERE- 4 FITNESS- 2/F LH BLDG. 115 V.A. RUFINO COR. SALCEDO ST. LEGASPI VILLAGE, MAKATI CITY #: (02) 4757819,#: (02) 707-3785 & (0917) 585-0831
With a mix of pilates, yoga, and dance and with more props than a rhythmic gymnast, Plana Forma does not get old. This fast paced invention inspired by Physique 57 from New York is a fantastic way to tone up and slim down. The pace of the class moves quickly with moves that makes one feel like a ballerina, yogi, and weight lifter in just under an hour. Working out the micromuscles through isometric training, this bar-style exercise does a lot of good for the small moves that are made. It’s like the Phoenix; burning you out only so you can rise from the ashes. During the class, even the
most experienced feel the “shakes” of the workout. On my tip toes while in a squat, my legs involuntarily were jittering like a caffeinated nervous rabbit, while I was only moving an inch up and down.
sequence. Plana Forma has the whole package and one can see and feel results fast.
START HERE: PLANA FORMA- 6TH FLOOR JECOPRIME BUILDING 20TH DRIVE MC KINLEY BUSINESS PARK, FORT BONIFACIO, INFO@FORMA-ASIA.COM
Plana Forma does their own special work out mix. There is nothing else like it in Manila. It works on strengthening the core and toning muscles, but also has a cardio sister as part of its scheduled classes. In Plana Forma, you can also be a part of their upbeat Zumba and Zumba Toning workouts. And for a more specific workout, you can also be a part of their Abs and Arms workout or the Stretch
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Home Is Where the Heart is The rainy season is coming. Millions of people are flocking to their homes in order to get out of the downpour. But just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t still improve your life! Here are some people willing to take the drive to make sure you stay fit, healthy, and good looking!
Savasana- Dumpa’s Treatment Savasana is a group of people that offers home service massage, body scrub, make-up and hair styling. This is owned and managed by the internationally trained make-up artist Nina Dumpa. Nina was trained in the US, Singapore and France. Rates are the following: Body massage- P275/ hour, Body Scrub- P550/hour (for airbrush make-up and other services you may contact (02)4979148 or +639228225520
Anthony Sayo – Certified Muscleman Anthony has been an exercise enthusiast for 10 years and one of the few physical fitness instructors here in the Philippines who are NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) accredited. That means safety and quality fitness training is assured. Anthony carefully studies individual’s medical history and goals to make sure he can come up with the right fitness program for each client. Anthony offers his home service in Makati (P1000 per session/head) and the Fort (P1000-P1300/head). You may contact him at (0942)499-6133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rashmi Dowlani- Dancercise!! Rashmi started teaching Bollywood dance for special Indian ceremonies. She later on was inspired to learn zumba and was certified as a zumba instructor. A session with her is quite energizing and fun. She has a unique style of teaching zumba. It’s a continuous session of zumba with a touch of Bollywood. She has two studios in Dasmarinas Village and in her own home at Bel-Air Village 3, Makati. To have her come to your home to conduct zumba lessons, you need to form a group of at least 10 people (P350 per session/head). To know more about Rashmi’s lessons, you may contact her at (0917)5381248 or rashmidowlani@ hotmail.com
Ada Rivera- It’s Salsa Time!! Ana started her career as ballet dancer/teacher. She performed in the PAGCOR’s show “Flow” which was part of Wanders. Teamed up with her friend Maikel Gonzales, a salsa instructor, they formed a home-based salsa class. The aim of this duo is to introduce salsa as a form of exercise and lifestyle. Ada and Maikel offers private salsa lesson within and outside Makati area but should form at least a group of 10. To know more about Ada’s salsa lesson you may contact them at +639175407711.
A STROKE OF
SLEEPINESS TECHNIQUE Organic Rituals deliver a massage as potent as an elephant tranquilizer.
Dreamweaver is the specialty massage done at Organic Rituals Nails and Spa at A.Venue Mall.
to Philippines after a long business trip. START HERE- ORGANIC RITUALS- 2ND FLOOR, A VENUE MALL (02) 625-2759
Well-trained masseuses work the body for 60 minutes of bliss in a combination of Shiatsu, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi and Lymphatic drainage massage. It takes the most stubborn of non-sleeping customers to not drift off to sleep from so much relaxation. Best for those coming in
Tap your way to stress-less bliss We all have stress. It can’t be helped with living in a foreign country and having any job. But there is a way to de-stress that is cheaper than a Boracay flight and more effective than screaming in a pillow. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and while it sounds like a frou-frou feelings exercise, it has a lot of interesting points that is followed with effective results.
Need a little bit of quiet time to yourself?
Now, we have our fair share of yoga techniques and studios in Manila, but this type of meditation is special. So special that we don’t talk about it. Actually, it’s more that we don’t talk. Vipassana Meditation is done in a 10 day course,
START HERE: SCAN THIS VQR TO LEARN ALL ABOUT ETF!
Without sounding like an expert, EFT is a tapping exercise mixed with honing
SSSHHHHHHHH Vipassana Meditation comes from a technique taught in India with roots dating back over 2000 years ago. It aims at balancing the mind to allow us to deal with life’s tensions and problems in a calm way.
into your true feelings and exchanging good thoughts for your bad thoughts. This is done through tapping parts of the body to get energy flowing correctly. According to the concept, we feel stress, pain, and fatigue because our energy is plugged. EFT makes it flow again and balances the body.
where for the most part of the day, priority is given to meditation and is conducted in silence. Teachers are there during certain times of the day
to guide with meditation and answer questions, but the purpose of this retreat is that by being in silence and learning the proper way to meditate, one can find their inner peace. The best part is, this course is absolutely free due to the
fact that previous students would pay for the courses through donations. It’s certainly a challenge for many of us to be in silence for a day, let alone ten days, but the course is well organized and each day brings a new sense of enlightenment and joy. If you feel or have felt the stresses of life and can handle being away for that time, take a look at the option of Vipassana Meditation and consider a course to help get your life back on the right track. Let your silence be your awakening. Next course: Aug 20-31 Dasmarinas City OM- INFO@PHALA.DHAMMA.ORG, WWW. DHAMMA.ORG
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TOP 4 MOST
Here are some suggestions that can make you more fantastic inside and out.
BLO BLOW DRY BAR Address: Serendra, BGC, #: (02) 551-4422 ALLURE Address: 971 Banawe St. cor. Del Monte Ave., Quezon City, #: (02) 364-8566 BROWHAUS Address: 2nd Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio High Street
Relaxation is key to keeping cool under any circumstances. Join us as we list down the 4 most relaxing places that were recommended in Manila!
MANDARA A cozy spa with a spiritual side to it. Aside from their great Swedish and Shiatsu massages, they also perform a “four hands therapy” in which two masseuses massage in tandem. If you want a comforting experience, Mandara is definitely worth a visit! START HERE: MANDARA- MCKINLEY PARK RESIDENCES, UNIT 308 31ST. COR. 3RD AVE. BGC, #: (02) 869-9910
If you’re looking for a different spa experience, take a break and visit Lasema, a “JIM JIL BANG” Korean-styled spa. Lasema sports a whole new style of experience providing relaxing clay saunas to a chilly ice room.
Truly an all-in-one stop for relaxation, Wensha includes a number of wonderful treatments like massage therapy, facials, and reflexology. If you’re in the mood for some grub during your stay, Wensha also provides delicious treats to enhance your relaxing treatments.
HAIR AND MAKE UP BY NINA DUMPA Professional hair and makeup by Nina Dumpa. Address: LG1, 146 Alfaro Place, Salcedo Village, #: (0917) 880-9852
ELORDE GYM Address: Arnaiz Ave. Legaspi Village, #: (02) 710-2151 I-LASH EXTENSION SALON “The First and Only Salon that Specializes in Eyelash Extensions” Address: One Amazing Place, Retiro Street cor. Speaker Perez, #: (0927)-898-4148, www.sherylvicente.com STRIP Address: 2nd Floor Serendra, Bonifacio High Street, #: (02) 901-0892
START HERE: LASEMA- 7232 MALUGAY ST., BEL-AIR INSIDE MAKATI GOLF CLUB, #: (02) 830-2222
FRANK PROVOST Address: Jupiter Street, Makati, #: (02) 895-3404
ARTS IN THE CITY Address: 26th Street cor. 7th Ave. BGC, #: (0917) 840-7988
PLANA FORMA Address: 6th floor, Jecoprime Building 20th Drive Mc Kinley Business Park, Fort Bonifacio, E-mail: email@example.com TEAM INSIDER BOXING GYM Address: 8479 Kalayaan Ave. Cor. Fermina St., #: (02) 8998124
MANOS NAIL SPA Address: Unit 2-1 Crescent Park Residences, 30th St. cor. 2nd Ave. BGC NAIL CANDY BEAUTY SPA Address: 1288 Ong Bldg, C. Tuazon St, San Andres, #: (02) 484-2545, 2803-07 Pedro Gil St. Sta. Ana, #: (02) 560-3253
START HERE: WENSHA- BESIDES LEGEND RESTURAUNT, IN FRONT OF WORLD TRADE CENTER ALONG BUENDIA, #: (02) 832-0515
THE SPA If “top-of-the-line” spa treatments are what you’re looking for, there is no other place quite like “The Spa” in Manila. This place not only caters in traditional spa treatments, but also cosmetic/surgical treatments to make your skin look and feel fantastic. START HERE: THE SPA- BRANCHES IN POWERPLANT MALL, GREENBELT 1, THE FORT, ECT., HEAD OFFICE #: 0918) 884-3772
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STUDIO 116 DANCE SCHOOL Anyone can dance. We can show you how. Address: Unit 135 6F Design Plaza, 210 N. Gracia St. #: (02) 895-5581, 403-4345, E-mail: www. studio116dancestudio.com
ORGANIC RITUALS Relaxation doesn’t need to be artificial. Address: 2/F Unit 217 A.Venue Mall, 7829 Makati Ave., #: (02) 6252759, E-mail: organicrituals@ yahoo.com, facebook.com/ organicrituals.nailspa
BENEL ARCHERY Address: Mandaluyong City, #: (02) 531-4681
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, #: (02) 478-4057, E-mail: at firstname.lastname@example.org www.pinkiegrey.com
BERT LOZADA SWIM SCHOOL Address: A Venue Hotel, Rockwell Leisure Club, The Residences, #: (02) 563-5532
In our haven,we are dedicated in giving you a small slice of heaven. Address: A GF Island Tower, 239 Salcedo Street cor. Benavidez Street, Legaspi Village, Makati, #: (02) 403-8975, E-mail: princesshaven2013@ yahoo.com
SUAY THAI Address: Level 6 Unit 605, 168 Shopping Mall, Binondo, #: (02) 708-2772 THE SPA Address: Powerplant Mall, Greenbelt 1, Bonifacio High Street
E-Mail: buko@ airsportsadventure.com
BIRD WATCHING For Bird watching call Mark Wallbank- #: (0921) 789-9413 PRINCESS HAVEN NAIL SPA
ACE WATER SPA Address: 399 Del Monte Ave. cor. Banaue St. #: (02) 3678040
CENTER OF GRAVITY SKATE SHOP Address: Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, #: (02) 659-6340 MANILA KITEBOARDING WITH JAY ORTIZ E-Mail: manilakiteboarding@ yahoo.com.ph
SAVASANA A total relaxing experience in the comfort of your home. Address: 146 Alfaro Pl, Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati, #: (02) 497-9148, (0922) 8225520, E-mail: savasanaspa_ email@example.com
MAKATI BIKRAM YOGA Address:Valero Cor. Sadeno, Salcedo Village, #: (02) 8890126
SURYA FITNESS YOGA Practice. Strengthen. Awaken Address: 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
Only an Hour and half away from Manila! Call #: 0917 443-3469 or log on: www.clarkwakeboard.com for directions on how to get there!
TED JOK-AIRSOFT #: (0921) 784-2909
The Fountain of Youth Going back to work (or school) is a pain. Mainly, because of the stress that follows. Not only is it stressful, but in time, this can lead to serious health problems!
you and leave your body feeling like a million bucks. Takip-kohol is a Filipino herb that does wonders on your body as well as alleviate some stress.
To combat that, here’s a green leafy idea to help destress
It is known as an adaptogen in some parts of the world.
It is rich in vitamin B and magnesium which has an antianxiety effect. This act as a cerebral tonic and circulatory stimulant. It enhances the activity of the brain waves thus increases attention span and makes one more alert and focus.
Takip Kohol Tea Prepare ¼ cup of takip-kohol fresh leaves and pour a cup of boiling water. Let it stay for 5 minutes and strain
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Deliciousness is waiting for you at just about every corner in Manila. But the gems of the city are the food that are good AND good for you. Well itâ€™s a good thing we found some of these places to make you feel healthy and ready to tackle the world.
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A little slice of heaven for foodies and health freaks alike, Sugarleaf is an organic restaurant that prides itself on the freshness of their equally tasty dishes. If you want to also try your hand in making your own organic plates, they have a mini organic market you can peruse to get started on your way towards a healthier body!
Finally, the perfect marrige between health and taste
START HERE- SUGARLEAF- SAN JUAN AND MEDICARE LYFESTYLE BLDG (02)812-7323
THE FREE-RANGE CHICKEN SANDWITCH
Faburrito A Mexican Resturaunt that serves a burrito for the healthy body Faburrito is Manila’s answer to healthy Mexican. While this may sound like an oxymoron, Faburrito takes pride with its ingredients to make a meal that is as authentic and tasty as can be.
We recommend the Mango BBQ Chicken burrito with Fresh Salsa. Have a fiesta without the refried bean belly. START HERE- FABURRITO FRESH MEXICAN GRILL- G/F TOWER 2, THE COLUMNS, AYALA AVENUE, MAKATI CITY, #: +632 576-3533, WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.FABURRITO.COM/
A customer can choose between four kinds of meals (burrito, bowl, taco, or salad) and four kinds of meat (mango BBQ chicken, peppered beef, cajun beef, or fajita vegetables).The rest of the filling is brown rice, black beans, and freshly made salsa. Price is based on the meat chosen, ranging from 270php to 285 php.
Manila’s #1 vegetarian hang-out spot
START HERE- CORNER TREE CAFE-150 JUPITER ST., BEL-AIR, 1209 MAKATI, #: 897-0295
In a city filled with fast food and quick bites stalls, one would have a hard time finding something fresh and veggie-filled. Luckily we found the perfect resturaunt right here on Jupiter Street. Corner Tree Cafe is a vegetarian resturant. By that we mean that all their recipes don’t use meat or any unhealthy preservatives. Everything they serve is fresh, tasty, and good for you. If you want a healthy lunch meeting, Corner Tree Cafe can provide you with a great option.
Corner Tree Cafe
Episode 3: BEEFY Burgers You come back from work with an appetite. It’s been hours since your last meal and you want to treat yourself to a high-protein dish. Join us as we look for the BEEFIEST burger Manila has to offer!
2nd's- The Safe Burger I went to 2nd’s not realizing I was going to order a beefy burger (oh how looks can be decieving). 2nd’s has compacted a large amount of meat into one burger. (495 Php) The 2nd’s burger was really tasty. It was juicy and had a delicious bun! However, I found myself not
being able to finish it due to the fact that it had such a surprising amout of meat. I found it to be a worthy BEEFY burger and look forward to finishing what’s on my plate next time. START HERE: 2ND’S- BONIFACIO HIGH STREET, COR. 2ND AVENUE 3RD FLOOR (NEXT TO AGAVE)
Zarks- The Mavrick Burger I know I’m only supposed to eat PLAIN cheeseburgers, but the Maverick (190 Php) was too good to pass up. The burger itself wasn’t that juicy, but it suuurreee was tasty. The secret was it’s pepper-spiced patty. As a fan of pepper, I was in heaven as it gave a hot touch to the meal. Although it had onion pieces in it, I couldn’t taste it at all (which
is big for a non-veggie eater). As for the fried bacon, it was like munching into something divine. It was crunchy, meaty, and amazing. Overall, my experience at Zark’s was awesome. This place is definitely made for beefy dudes that love MEAT. Like me! START HERE: ZARK’S- 2ND FLOOR ARCHERS’S NOOK BLDG,TAFT (FRONT OF LA SALLE TAFT. TOP OF
Eat My GF- The Big OHHH In the hidden area of San Juan, there exists a provocatively named resturaunt “Eat My GF” and its massive burger: The Big OHHH (350 Php). A burger that’s 50% bacon & 50% beef.! There’s no mistaking it.This was a GOOD burger. I loved it. Besides the toasted bread and melted cheese, the thing that stood out
was it’s juicy bacon-flavored meat. Tip: If your hand is greased up from holding the burger., they’re doing something right. In short. Go to Eat My GF. It’s a truly delicious experience that’ll leave you hot and bothered for more. START HERE: EAT MY GF - ALABANG TOWN CENTER AND CALDERON ST. LITTLE BAGUIO, SAN JUAN, MANILA
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RANT Burger Philosophy by the Burger Master
Hello Readers. My name is Jon and I am the Burger Master. The question: Would an average American love Philippine’s burgers? The answer, I find...Is yes. In my 7 months here, I’ve scoured the grey jungle known as Manila in search for the most appetizing burger. In my honest opinion, there are some pretty nasty burgers being served around the city. Soggy buns, dry meat, and cardboard cheese has been discovered in my meals countless of times. But as harsh as it may sound, If you really take a GOOD look at your surroundings, you’ll find hidden gems. One thing pretty awesome about Philippines is their willingness to innovate. And since I’ve been here I’ve had some CRAZY additions in my patty (Fried Bacon, Marinara, truffles, sauteed spinach...). Overall, being a foreigner in a far off land can be tough, but trust me on this one, if you’re an American Expat, open your eyes and you’ll find a quality slice of your own homeland right here! ANYTIME YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR A DELICIOUS BURGER, CHECK OUT MY ARTICLE: THE BURGER CHRONICLES! AND IF YOU HAVE ANY RECCOMENDED BURGER PLACES, PLEASE WRITE TO WUMANILA@GMAIL.COM AND WE’LL GO CHECK IT OUT!
BEHIND BARS This section we dive into the most remarkable and awesome bars around the Manila area. Whether you like a all-night session of drinking or a chill night with friends, we got you covered.
FOR BUSINESS VS
BEATS, BOOZE, & DANCING
Gweilos can help you have a great time. Affordable drinks, full crowd and plenty of fun to go around.
Whiskey and Whisky. Have to take the boss out or just want to feel like a boss? Kiplings has the best selection, knowledgeable staff and the ambiance to match.
WINE AND DINE If you have a client or a group meeting and you want to really wine and dine them then Zuni is a great choice because of its balance between elegant and casual atmosphere.
BARS FOR WHEN YOU
BEER ME, FOR REAL. If you want to find award winning beers check out Global Beer Exchange for an assortment of flavors
CAFE WATCH Coffee + Chocolate = BEST DAY EVER Why is Chocolate so addicting? Is it because the melting point is slightly below our body temp, making that perfect melt in our mouth or is it chemical? With every bite we take, serotonin is released in our brain which controls our feelings of pleasure. So it’s no wonder why Chocolate Fire and Casa Xocolat have such a following. Mix a little coffee and chocolate to perk up a date, warm up a client or just give yourself a little boost.
IF YOU LIKE BALLS... If you want to watch a game and have an affordable drink we’ll give you the Skinny on Skinny’s. Plenty of space, tons of TVs, and affordable beer.
SHOW THEM THE WAY Well connected and informed. Take someone to The Blind Pig and thats how you’re going to come off. There’s no signs to help guide you in. A secret spot by far.
Further Caution Further Caution: If you’re weak willed, don’t like to share or you just love Brownies, Casa Xocolat has created a brownie sampler from their best selling brownie flavors.
START HERE: CASA XOCOLAT172 B. GONZALES ST., LOYOLA HEIGHTS, QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES, #: (632) 929-4186
Addicts Beware According to Chocolate Fire, a customer was so in love with their chocolates that the head chef had to help her create a consumption plan to prevent her from over eating their artisan chocolate creations. START HERE: CHOCOLATE FIREPDCP BANK CENTER, CORNER OF LEVISTE & RUFINO, SALCEDO VILLAGE, #:(02) 840-3473, WWW. CHOCOLATEFIRE.COM
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SPOTLIGHT: MAPLE I’m sure Alice would have wanted to fall into THIS Wonderland. The San Antonio Plaza is already a quaint world away from the business of Makati and the vastness of the Fort. Arriving in Maple is just diving further down the rabbit hole. With a romantic palette of mahogany, burnt orange, and creamy gray, all I want to do is curl into a corner and read a book. But since I was in a restaurant, I sat in one of their window seats instead. We were welcomed by Chef Patrick. A young man of 23, blessed with an amazing gift to create extraordinary food. Chef Patrick had
an impressive variety of American home cooking. So good, I tear up from the nostalgia and deliciousness. Chef Patrick learned his trade from the staple state of home cooking,Texas and was taught by the masters in Horseshoe Bay, learning the art of the creating the unique. Each dish that came out felt like a whole new world just steps away from my favorite restaurant back home. START HERE- MAPLE: 2/FL SAN ANTONIO PLAZA ARCADE, 50 MCKINLEY ROAD, FORBES PARK, MCKINLEY RD, MAKATI CITY
KITCHEN The right place to brighten up your dark day.
During the rainy season, we need a better reason to get ourselves out of the house. I often get the “rainy day blues” and if I am able to go out and eat, I need something to brighten up my mood. Just as the name says, Sunshine Kitchen creates that warm and homey atmosphere with some fantastic dishes to get your happiness going. All their dishes are from fresh ingredients. Everything is made from scratch.They’re most well-known for their pizza with Italian imported ingredients, but there is really so much more to enjoy. I
THE BIG MAPLE BREAKFAST
recommend the Sunshine Salad and 6 hr. slow roast Porchetta. Sunshine’s added bonus is the home away from home ambiance.You can bring your favorite “after hours” drink and they will keep it for you as long as you would like, (one-time fee of 500 php) making it a perfect spot to hang out with friends during the week. START HERE- SUNSHINE KITCHEN- 2ND FLOOR FORT POINTE BLDG 1, THE FORT STRIP, BGC #:(0928) 821-2625
BOURBON BREAD PUDDING MARGUERITE PIZZA
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Need an idea for dinner this weekend? Give one of these WU!tastic places a try. And pick up a WU! Magazine while you’re there.
Manila’s Best Kept Secret Awards:
BULGOGI BROTHERS Address: Greenbelt, 3/F
Ever notice how few good places there are to eat alone? If you’re by yourself and wanting a good meal in Makati, the folks from Manila’s Best Kept Secrets Awards have recommended a few casual restaurants. If you’re in the mood for a cozy atmosphere, decent wifi, and low-priced bites, you need to look no further.
1. Almon Marina Sandwich Bar & Deli A Delicious resturaunt that started out as a Seafood & Deli!
7. Chocolate Fire In addition to its excellent chocolates, this place also serves a bunch of delicious lunch and dinner options!
START HERE- ALMON MARINA SANDWICH BAR & DELI- LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF SM MEGAMALL, WEB: WWW. ALMONMARINA.COM
START HERE- CHOCOLATE FIRE- PDCP BANK CENTRE, CORNER OF LEVISTE STREET & RUFINO STREET, SALCEDO VILLAGE, 1227 MAKATI
2. Apartment 1B Located in Salcedo Village, this resturaunt does not disappoint! START HERE- APARTMENT 1B-G/F UNIT 1-B ONE LAFAYETTE SQUARE, 132 SEDENO STREET, SALCEDO VILLAGE, MAKATI
4. Ba Noi A u t h e n t i c Vietnamese food we can be proud of. START HERE- BA NOI’S-106 G/F GREENBELT MANSION, PEREA STREET, LEGAZPI VILLAGE, MAKATI
8. Dutch Bread Hauz Bread galore! This place bakes delicious bread that will leave you wanting more. START HERE- DUTCH BREAD HAUZ5417 COR. GENERAL LUNA, MATILDE STREET POBLACION MAKATI CITY, 1210 MANILA
9. Mitsuyado sei-men This Japanese Resturaunt makes delicious Tsukemen. Enjoy a new way to eat ramen! START HERE- MITSUYADO SEI-MENNO. 22 JUPITER STREET, BRGY. BEL
5. Brasserie Boheme AIR,MAKATI CITY A formal resturaunt that doesn’t sacrifice it’s 10/ Paris Délice homey roots. Fresh and fantastic French food. A elegant solution START HERE- BRASSERIE BOHEME-119 LP LEVISTE STREET, to an wonderful evening. SALCEDO VILLAGE, 1227 MAKATI
6 . Chihuahua Mexican Grill
A delicious Tex-Mex restaurant that makes it right. START HERE- CHIHUAHUA MEXICAN GRILL-7838 MAKATI AVE. (ACROSS A-VENUE), 11AM- 3AM WEEKDAYS 2ND CHIHUAHUA- G/F GREENBELT 2 (STREET-SIDE ACROSS THE RESIDENCES),
BIGGER BETTER BURGER Address: Jupiter St., Bel Air CHUBBY’S RIB SHACK Address: G/F Solaris One Building, Legaspi Village FELIX Address: Greenbelt 5, G/F IHOP Address: 30th St. Cor. 9th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street MAPLE Address:2/F, San Antonio Plaza Arcade, 50 McKinley Rd. Forbes Park MR. JONES Address: Greenbelt 5, G/F RUE BOURBON Address: 108 HV DelaCosta St., Salcedo Village SKINNY MIKE’S Address: 32nd Ave. Cor. Justice Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig THE BURGER PROJECT Address: 38 Jupiter St. cor planet street, Makati, #: (02) 550-1781 WHISTLE STOP Address: 28 Jupiter St., Bel Air
CRUSTASIA Address: Powerplant Mall, G/F HAO HONG KONG DINER Address:27 Canopus Cor. Jupiter St., Bel Air LA PETITE CAMILLE Address: Greenbelt 5, 2/F MONGKOK DIM SUM & NOODLES Address: 1200 Makati Ave. Poblacion PHO HAO Address: 136 Jupiter Street, Bel Air TONG YANG Address: 34 Jupiter St., Cor. Planet Street 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 XO KITCHEN Address: 134 Jupiter St., Bel Air
PARIS DELICE Address: 1 Juno Street Cor. Makati Ave. PATISSERIE KYO BAKERY Address: Mancor Center, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City
START HERE- PARIS DELICE- 1 JUNO STREET CORNER MAKATI AVENUE, 1209 MANILA
WINGMAN America casual comfort food serving over 8 types of chicken wings. Address: The Collective, 7274 Malugay St., St. Antonio, #:(02) 478-6770, E-Mail: facebook. com/wingmangrill
YAMATO BAKERY CAFE Address: 22 Jupiter St., Bel Air
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CAV WINE RESTAURANT Address: G/F Bonifacio High St., 11th Ave., Taguig
DRAFT The finest European GastroPub 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: Address: 26th St. corner 5th ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, #: (0917) 819-5830, Rockwell Branch:2nd floor Powerplant mall, Rockwell, Makati City, #: 0915- 593 6328, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org LE CAFE CUREIUX Address: Polaris Cor. Badajos, Bel Air. MJ CAFE BAR Address: Baypark, Roxas Blvd., Malate, #: (02) 475-4163
Forbes Town Center, Rizal Dr Fort Bonifacio, (02) 8569014, Makati Branch: Unit 1B Valdecon Building, Jupiter Street, Legaspi Village, #: (02) 403 5293 Eastwood Branch:: Eastwood City Walk One, eastwood Ave. Quezon City, #: (02) 3525617
CAFE BRETON Address: G/F, Greenbelt 3 CAFE VIA MARE Address: 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 Address: G/F Net Lima Building, The Fort, #: (02) 478-3579 HAPPY LEMON Address: Bonifacio High Street, Powerplant Mall, Glorietta Next to SM JAMBA JUICE Address: Bonifacio High Street, 7th Ave. Cor. 29th St. TEABERI Address: A Venue mall, Makati City, www.facebook.com/ teaberi
MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB G/F Tune Hotel, 1740 A. Mabini St., Malate, #: (02) 522-0196 MR. ROCKERFELLER Address: 2/F Greenbelt 3,
TEA.OLOGY Address: G/F Xanland Place Condo, Katipunan Ave. Quezon City, info.teaology@ gmail.com TUTTO DOMANI “A lifestyle coffee bar & pasticceria”, Store #9 new world hotel,Esperanza st. Makati Tel # 8116707 email: email@example.com SANTIS DELI Address: Rockwell, Estrella St. Cor. Rockwell Drive
THE DISTILLERY BGC Branch Unit 108
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CHATEAU 1771 Address: Greenbelt 5, G/F BAR DOLCI Address: Burgos Circle, F113 Forbes town rd.
CHEZ KARINE “Come and taste the best macarons in Manila!” Serendra Mall , Taguig, Tel: #:(02) 804-18-89 email:orders@ chezkarine.com CREAMLINE Address: Sta Ana, #: (02) 5630642, 563-4012
1521 Address: Burgos Circle, Forbes Town Center ABE Address: Serendra Mall, Taguig FINIO BREAKFAST BUFFET Address: 220 Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City, #: (02) 415-1278 LORENZO’S WAY Address: Greenbelt 5 G/F
CUPCAKES BY SONJA Address: Serendra Mall, Taguig
MESA Address: Greenbelt 5, G/F
GELATISSIMO Address: Greenbelt 5, 2/F
MILKY WAY Address: 9900 Milky Way Building, Pasay Road
ISCREAMIST Address: Quezon City, Teachers village
SENTRO 1771 Address: Greenbelt 5, 2/F
MAITRE CHOCOLATIER Address: 28th Jupiter St., Bel Air RED MANGO Address: Cinema Level Greenbelt 3, Makati #: (02) 757-1260, Forbeswood, Parklane, BGC #: (02) 478-6162 TOAST BOX Address: Greenbelt 5, 3/F THE CAKE CLUB Address: 7th Ave. Cor. 29th St. Bonifacio High Street
BAMM Address: The Collective, 7274 Malugay St.
BROTZEIT “German food and German beer”, Shangrila Plaza Mall ,Unit 112 St. level , Mandaluyong, Tel: #(02) 631-1489 E-mail: www.brotzeit.ph
CORNER TREE CAFE A Vegetarian Restaurant Address:150 Jupiter St. Bel Air,Makati,Metro Manila #:(02) 897-0295 firstname.lastname@example.org, cornertreecafe.com PINO/PIPINO Address: 38 Jupiter Street, Makati City SUGARLEAF Address: MEDIcard Lifestyle Building, #: (02) 812-7323
2ND’S Address: 9th ave., Bonifacio High Street APARTMENT 1B Address: G/F, one Lafayette Square, 132 Sedeno St. Salcedo Village BISTRO MONDO Address: 4893 Durban St. Cor. Ebro St., Poblacion
385-7192 Macapagal Maru HK Sun Plaza, Magapagal Avenue, Pasay Rd, 0917-528-3034
BIG BAD WOLF GF Fairways Tower, 5th ave cor. Mckinley, BGC, #:(02) 822-5833, www.facebook. com/bigbadwolfph BREW-KUS Address: 139 Corporate Center, Salcedo Village Makati City, #: (02) 856-7656 CONTI Address: Serendra Mall, Taguig MARY GRACE Address: Serendra Mall, Taguig M CAFE Address: Greenbelt 5, G/F SPICY FINGERS Address: Greenbelt 2, G/F
SARIWON Address: Bonifacio high street central ARAFU CAFE Casual dining, home-cooked Japanese food, specializing in hamburger steak. Address: C5 SOMA Condo, 11th Ave. cor. 25th St. BGC, #: (02) 4033794 GANSO SHABU WAY Address: Greenbelt 5, 2/F MANGETSU Address: 38th Jupiter St. Bel Air
STELLA Address: Bonifacio High Street Central SUNSHINE KITCHEN 2nd Floor Fort Pointe Bldg 1, The Fort Strip, BGC #:(0928) 821-2625 www.facebook. com/sunshinekitchen.resto
FEZ Address: Serendra Mall, Taguig
WILDFLOUR Address: Fort Bonifacio 4th Ave. Cor. 26th St., Taguig
SERYNA 2277 Chino Roces Ave. Legaspi Village
HOSSEIN’S PERSIAN RESTURAUNT Address: 7857 Makati Ave. Bel Air,
MANILA’S FINEST GRILL Address: Baypark, Malate #: (0927) 657-2799
SHAWARMA GUYS Address: The Fort Strip, G/F
YAHATA STEAKHOUSE Address: 136 Jupiter Street, Bel Air
LISTED? CHIHUAHUA MEXICAN GRILL Address: Greenbelt 2, G/F, #: (02) 625-0106 ORALE Address: The Fort Strip, G/F
THOUSAND CRANES Address: Greenbelt 3, 2/F
CANTINETTA Address: Burgos Cirlce, Forbes Town Center ITALIANNI’S Address: Greenbelt 2, G/F THE OLD SPAGHETTI HOUSE Address: 142 Valero St. Salcedo Village
RASTRO Address: Burgos Circle, Forbes Town Center
UNCLE CHEFFY Address: Burgos Circle, Forbes Town Center
CAFFE PUCCINI Address: Unit 12, The fort Strip
COVA Address: 22 Jupiter Street, Bel Air
GYROS Address: Greenbelt 1, G/F
AGAVE Address: 7th Ave., Bonifacio High St. OKI OKI Japanese sushi, rice bowls, and noodles. Address: G/F A Venue Mall, 7829 Makati Ave, Makati, #: (02) 729-0134
ARIA Address: Bonifacio High Street Central
CASA ARMAS Address: Greenbelt 2, 3/F
YOMENYA GOEMON JAPANESE SPAGHETTI Address: Greenbelt 3, 2/F
BARCINO WINE RESTO BAR Address: Unit 101 Forbeswood Heights, Rizal Dr., Fort Bonifacio,
KAYA Address: 62 Jupiter Street, Bel Air
MARU “Healthy Delicious Korean Barbeque”, Makati Maru A.Venue Property, Makati Ave., Makati City, 0917-8064172, 403-9140 Robinson Maru Pedro Gil Wing, Robinson Place, Malate, 0917-556-9854,
BESO Modern Spanish Kitchen serving comfort food by Chef Carlo Miguel, Address: 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,
You have a delicious resturaunt filled with appetizing bites, quality service, and wonderful atmosphere. Why not share your business with the rest of Manila? Log online and write to: Wumanila@ gmail.com to get your resturaunt, bar, or cafe in our listings. It’s time to promote that awesome!
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WU! TRIP BLIPS KRIS AND THE SECRET SPOT Baler is one of those great places that is known for its long coastline, consistent waves and offers an escape from the city for those who really want to appreciate nature, but itâ€™s slowly becoming more and more commercialized. So we recommend that you check out a few of the great hold-outs that are run by some authentic folks who love what they do. Check out Aliya Surf Camp and the Secret Spot. We want to test the theory that a picture is worth a thousand words so, here are 130,000 words worth of photos. ;D Surf, then check out waterfalls, a 600 year old tree, beautiful churches and so much more. Once youâ€™re there, Roy from Aliya or Tita Rose from the Secret Spot can help you get a ride and point you to all the great spots Baler has to offer. START HERE: ALIYA SURF CAMP- #: 0939 939-0929, SECRET SPOT: #: 0928 453-1777
The Secret Spot
Aliya Surf Camp
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This tree is old.
NEXT TIME I’M IN BORACAY...
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
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TAGAYTAY BIRDS, CASTLES, VOLCANOS, OH MY! A trip proposed by Pipo Fernandez of the Alfonso Hotel. If you’re going to be in Tagaytay to escape the big city and you want to see something unique, I recommend birds and a castle.Yep,... there is a real life castle. Ok, its a modern development that hasn’t quite finished yet, but it is definitely picture worthy.Then if you’re interested in something amazing, you can hop on a boat to Taal Volcano and you’ll
easily be able to see over 30 of the hundreds of birds reportedly living on the island. It’s a truly remarkable bird sanctuary. Bird habitats in the Philippines have suffered significantly from deforestation.That’s why Mayor Salvador of San Nicolas and the Joint Batangas and Cavite Tourism Council created the habitat and planted over 200,000
fruit trees on the volcano island. We recommend this trip not only because it’s a unique thing to do, but because you can see a castle, tons of birds and help support the reforestation of the Philippines. Oh, and don’t forget your binoculars, a camera and WU! Magazine.
BIRD WATCHING CLUB FACEBOOK: WILD BIRD CLUB OF THE PHILIPPINES or HTTP://WWW. BIRDWATCH.PH ALFONSO HOTEL #4 WASHINGTON AVE., ROYALE TAGAYTAY ESTATES ALFONSO, CAVITE, #: (046) 413-0770, (046) 413-4077, (046) 413YAHOO.COM TAAL VOLCANO AND BIRD SANCTUARY: SAN NICOLAS TOURISM OFFICE#: 043-218-5946, E-MAIL: NELINDACASTILLO@yAHOO.COM
TREKKING SPOT :
TREKKING WAWA DAM!
Trip proposed by Fredda Ruth Rosete I have good news for fellow adventure-seekers in Manila looking to travel somewhere near and cheap. I just found out that there are still many unexplored mountains and waterfalls in Wawa Dam, Montalban, Rizal. I’ve been there many times already, but because of my guide we were able to go to the top Mt. Pamitinan (famous
for its cave) after a 3 hour long wild and difficult trail covered with leaves, hardly any flat ground and the steep inclination had some precipitous drops and big jagged rocks. If that sounds a bit too adventurous, there is another 3000 feet route that requires a 3 hour easy climb, that is wor th a visit.
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Take note that you can easily reach Wawa Dam by taking a one-hour ride in the FX from Gateway, Cubao which costs P50. Renting the whole FX only costs P700. Then you take a P10 tricycle from Montalban town proper to Wawa Dam and trek to the 180-feet high waterfalls (3-4 hour easy trek)! It’s a sensible day trip idea that is cheap and I doesn’t require you to wake up that early.
If you take off around 9 or 10 from Cubao you can have a great day. START HERE: LOG ON TO MANILA COUCH SURFING FACEBOOK PAGE AND MEET GREAT PEOPLE DOING AMAZING THINGS! SPECIAL THANKS TO ALEXANDER ZOSA, OZ MENDOZA, AND FREDDAR ROSTE FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE INSPIRATION
TIÑO Dress for success Dress yourself in the finest suits Manila has to offer. Made by an Italian-trained tailor, you’re sure to get everything you’ve always wanted in a suit you’ll always wear. 114 Grnd Flr., Herco Center, Benavidez St. Legaspi Village, 1740 Makati
WU! MY MANILA Help from a style and grooming blogger, Kevin Yapjoco
I’ve heard of businessmen say “I have to wear many hats during the week to make things happen” and just like these ‘hats’, sometimes we need to show that we mean business, but can Manila compete with the likes of
Hong Kong Tailors? I found Bespoke Man while trying to answer these questions. Written by Kevin Yapjoco, from my head down to my toes, I found a plethora of helpful advice to help even the most ‘practical of guys’.
uy “I’m a practical g the and I don’t have ut time to worr y abo fashion.”
I’ve never thought more about my shoes more than “they look good.” and “the price is ok”. I found out from Bespoke Man: 1. Quality shoes can be bought for less than P3,000 2. They can be re-soled for about P600 - P900 3. Resoling a shoe to me = buying new shoes doesn’t need to happen often. 4. Shoe horns and shoe trees (wooden shoe stuffing) extends shoe life
A custom tailored quality suit for around 8,000 peso is possible. Kevin showed me the way to buying the fabric, getting fitted and directing the tailor. Here’s a quick outline of what I’ve learned from Bespoke Man: Fabric: Head to Binondo. Other places are double to quadruple the costs, but... 1. Don’t trust the labels 2. They don’t truly sell imported cloth 3. P300 - P800 peso a yard is fair 3. Most sellers only want a sale and don’t know their goods. 4. It’s important to check how the fabric feels on your skin
The Tailor and Fitting: 1. Know what you want before you arrive 2. You’re going to pay P3,000 - P6,000s for your suit to be cut, made and trimmed (CMT) 3. Make sure to come in for a fitting before it’s finalized. 4. Make sure to sit and stretch in it. 5. Take notice of the length. To show or not to show socks watches and necks. The Secrete Armory is for the enthusiast who wants a hand made suit.
My wife goes to the spa, does her nails, hair and takes care of her skin because it’s therap eutic. After reading Kevin’s blog and taking a look at myself and I can see a number of “Man epeutic” habits of my own. The Shave If I have to do it so often, I might as well: 1. Get a shaving brush for about P100 2. Artisan shaving soap can be bough t for about P150 3. Shaving oil can smoothen the shave and goes for P350 4. Cuts don’t need little pieces of TP anym ore. P60 for a styptic pencil
The Smokes. I am not an advocate of smoking, but here and there my wife and I have shared a good cigar. Our graduation. Our Wedding day. Celebrating our loses in Vegas and the christening of our new home. Here are my thoughts on them: 1. They’re to be puffed not inhaled 2. Great for special occasions 3. A nice outfit + Cigar = I feel like a boss. =D 4. For the first timers try the Alhambra Corona Cigar which has a light and clean taste If you find yourself wanting to spruce up your wardrobe and enhance your manepeutic habits, check the bespokemanblog.com and our directory for any products and places that’s been mentioned.
NOTHING SUITS ME
LIKE A TIÑO SUIT A Professional Tailor with a warm family flair. To start, I am a fashion been making suits all his newbie and scared of life, and trained in Italy in making decisions pertaining the craft of tailoring. I could to my clothes. My weakness already tell his experience especially is suits. My high by how efficient and precise school memories still ring his movements were when with the painful decision measuring me. He knew I of going with was a newbie “Penguin coat and adapted by tails” (the suit asking simple“Upon our first that orchestra to-understand encounter I knew questions like: conductors that I would be “I made one wear). But, taken care of.” sleeve shorter immediately after entering and one Tiño’s and longer. Which meeting the one do you family, I knew that this prefer?”. His methods were experience was going to be smooth and upon our first one-of-a-kind. encounter I knew that I would be taken care of. As soon as I entered the door, I was greeted, offered With each visit I grew drinks, and led into the more and more attached. fitting room. It was then Smiles and a cold glass of when I met the Master water greeted me every Tailor Nap Arienza. He has time I walked through
their doors. There was no waiting time, no scowls, and no unprofessional-ism. The shop just seemed to grow on me. There wasn’t a pressure to be fancy or elegant. It had a “Just come as you are and we’ll give you a fabulous suit.” type of feel. Just after three short visits, my suit was done. I couldn’t hide my smile as I ran my hands across the sleeve of my new suit. It was perfect. Designed to fit me and only me. To repeat, I am terrible when choosing suits. But with Tiño’s eye, I didn’t have to. They did me a favor and crafted my own personal suit to the way I looked. I loved my visit to Tiños and I suggest this place to anyone who wants a good suit AND wants to be treated right.
START HERE- TINO- 114 GRND FLR., HERCO CENTER, BENAVIDEZ ST. LEGASPI VILLAGE, 1740 MAKATI
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GET CONNECTED There are two things that I constantly hear when people talk about their love for the Philippines. “It’s more fun in the Philippines,” and “I love the people here.” A great place is more than beautiful beaches and fantastic food (although that does help a lot). It’s the people. Manila is filled with great people doing great things, so we picked a few remarkable groups that we recommend plugging into to really supercharge your life here in Manila. Nomads Sports Club Is a fun loving group of sport enthusiasts that provide sporting facilities for anyone who cares to participate with the prime objective of having fun.
working abroad that often hosts laid back gatherings filled with a diverse group of truly interesting people.
Location: Paranaque Type: Networking/ Sports START HERE: #: (632) 828-3596/ 828-9458 NOMADSPORTSCLUB.COM
Location: Manila Type: Networking/ Social START HERE: https://www. internations.org/
AMERICAN WOMENS CLUB OF THE PHILIPPINES is a very diverse group for those who like to help each other, make long term friendships and promote community service to help make this country a better place. Designed for: Expat Men & Women Location: Philippines Type: Social Club/ Support / Volunteering START HERE: membership@ awcphilippines.org
Iron Sharpens Iron aims to connect people with other people, places and spaces then to empower them to achieve the goals they have to help them move forward. Location: Manila Type: Networking/ Support / Volunteering START HERE: Check out the Iron sharpens Iron Facebook page. Green Drinks is simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity. It’s a force for the good and we’d like to help it spread to other cities. Location: Makati Type: Networking/ Social / Volunteering START HERE: macky.lovina@ gmail.com
BRITISH WOMENS ASSOCIATION is an international group that is great for meeting friendly people, picking up a new hobby and supports local charities. Location: Manila Type: Social Club/ Support / Volunteering START HERE: bwamanila@gmail
Internations is an expat community for people living and
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Latin American Women’s Club (Club de Damas Latinas in the Philippines) is a wonderful group that organizes monthly luncheons, visits to museums, tours, charity events and other functions. Location: Manila Type: Social / Charity START HERE: http:// damaslatinasmanila.com
START HERE: 7th Floor, Corinthian Plaza Bldg. Paseo de Roxas, Makati Email: elkslodge.mla761@gmail. com, #: 811.3213
MMQ theatre group organizes events and provide excellent entertainment to help raise funds to support needy women and children in the Philippines. Location: Manila Type: Social/ Charity Group START HEREE-MAIL:email@example.com
Lucky Buggers is a collection of fun loving social men from around the world who are not working, and the “trailing spouse of someone on assignment in the Philippines, looking to get together and socialize through food and sporting activities. Location: Manila Type: Social / Charity START HERE: email firstname.lastname@example.org or find them on Facebook. The Manila Elks Lodge is a fraternal non-profit club for American Expats. They’re a warm group who support charitable works, provide a great environment for business or social meetings and they’re always promoting great ways to connect and enjoy Manila.
Hash House Harriers is a fun loving group dedicated to noncompetitive running and sports. These guys joke by saying that they’re a fun loving drinking club with a running problem. They’ve been around for years and are definitely worth a try. Location: Manila and beyond Type: Social Club START HERE- Search “M3H3” on google to find out more about this group!
BLOW OFF SOME STEAM
JUNE BRIDES June is here and that means June brides. And where there are a weddings, there are Bachelor and Bachelorette parties to be had. And even if no one is getting married, that doesn’t mean you can’t throw one hell of a party to pump up your month, right?!
Kink Cakes Want to make your bachelorette party a little more sweet? Head down to Kink Cakes to see a very VERY different selection of cakes that you’re used to. START HERE- KINK CAKES MAKATI BRANCH- 826 PASAY ROAD, #: (02) 478 2475
Manila Pub Crawl For a younger fun loving crowd, hop on an A/C Jeepney with Manila Pub crawl. Full of energy, shots and excitement, you get instant friends and instant memories. START HERE: MANILA PUB CRAWL, #: (0905) 553 9541
ManilaSecrets.com For the ladies who dare to plan for a more ‘ambitious’ bachelorette or hen party, Manila Secrets has taken all the thought out of planning the party. Professional, saucy and devoid of vulgarity these guys know how to throw a party to remember. Oh and did we mention they have limos and Yachts?
We’ve all been stressed before. You can’t run from it. It’ll always be there. If work has been stressing you out and you need to blow off some steam, here are three great ideas to help you let loose and keep your cool.
Wack your balls!! Nothing feels better than smashing a golf ball into another planet. If you want to blow off steam, try hanging out with the guys who can get you access to private golf courses, discounts and a great network of golf lovers. If you sign up through WU! they’re going to give you a great discount and free stuff (as long as supplies last) START HERE: GOLFPH.COM/WU
Hasta La Vista, Stress! Just like golf, firing a gun can be a very meditative experience. You’ll need to focus on a target, concentrate on your body’s posture, visualize your outcome and blow that freaking target away. It’s meditation with some instant gratification and you can do this at MSR (Manila Target Shooting Range) START HERE: MANILA SHOOTING RANGE MSRSHOOTING@GMAIL.COM H.K. SUN PLAZA, DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL BOULEVARD, 1307 PASAY CITY, PHILIPPINES, #: (02) 556-5145
If you ever get so stressed that you feel like you’re going to “Hulk-Out”, it might be best to head to ISDAAN and where you can Hulk Smash plates, bowls, mugs and even TVs on the Tacsiyapo Wall. They also serve food. START HERE- ISDAAN- NATIONAL HIGHWAY BRGY. HANGGANG, LAGUNA, #: (046) 556 0880
START HERE- MANILA SECRETS.COM
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BAYANI BREW A drink meant to help yourself and help the nation. Bayani Brew is the delicious addition to Gawad Kalinga, a group dedicated to the wellness of the Philippines, one sip at a time. On the Enchanted Farm in Bulacan, Bayani Brew uses their profits for their various projects and also try to promote better drinking alternatives. Made with real lemongrass and pandan leaves, the flavors of Bayani Brew are powerful in taste, but low in sugar. It is a great relief drink from the sugary sodas and ordinary water. Keep an eye out and when
you see a bottle of Bayani Brew, found around town and in Human Nature Stores, be sure to drink one up.
NEW PURPLE LEAF TEA
Silver Train helps get regular staff to perform like a turbine engine With the restaurant industry booming, competition is tight between restaurants and bar owners. All it takes is one bad server to send us looking elsewhere for another good meal, drink, or coffee. Meet Silver Train. A service company dedicated on
teaching their staff how to perform like champions and leave everyone with a good taste in their mouth. After all, a restaurant is only as good as the experience you have in it! START HERE-SILVER TRAIN #: (0917) 528-263 TEBS.GOMEZ@ SILVERTRAIN.PH
I.S.I - IRON
SHARPENS IRON A group of young professionals raising the bar in Manila Iron Sharpens Iron is The kind of group that WU! Manila is all about. They’re a professional networking group compiled of likeminded individuals who strive to elevate their lifestyles and help others.
Their Background: This group truly realizes that everyone can improve the quality of their lives, increase efficiency in their businesses and add more quality people to their networks.
Their Mission: CONNECT people with other people, places and spaces then to empower them to achieve the goals they have. The end goal is to help people find who or what they need to move forward. As Iron Sharpens Iron, so can one person sharpen another through wisdom, connections, empowerment and resources.
With all the extra efficiency that is gained through this networking group, they’re able to serve others through a helping hand, contribute to our communities and add value to others along the way.
Their Vision: Mafioso - Support each other both personally and professionally. Fold Time - Leverage each other’s resources. Philanthropy - Contribute to our local communities. Influence - Lead by example and spread a positive fever. Improve - Strengthen each other. Fun - Have a good time and leave a legacy.
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This organization is a creative blend of a professional networking group, a support system and a philanthropic pool. It’s common for I.S.I. members to discount their own services to each other, combine resources, cross promote. This is the kind of collaborative group that WU! Manila is all about and we tip our hats to these inspiring individuals. START HERE: I.S.I- TYPE IN “IRON SHARPENS IRON” IN FACEBOOK.
So if you’re looking for a little inspiration to lighten up your mood, why not take your inner child out for the weekend?
Get Your Laugh ON! Thursday night. The weekend is so close, yet so far away. Head to Chihauhua’s on Makati Ave and let the Comedy Cartel help you finish out your week with laughter. Also Check out SPIT (silly people improve theater). They’re always putting on quality shows START HERE- MANILA IMPROVEFEST- JUNE 25th-30th
A Playful Cafe If you need a little bit more than caffeine to perk up your day, Tutto Domani’s organized randomness is sure to put some pep back into your step. This furniture outlet turned café has various styles of seating options and random unique toys, nick nacks, thinga-mabobers all around the shop for sale. Owner, Anthony Yupangco, tells us, “When I see something that catches my eye, I buy a load to sell here, but when they’re gone, they’re gone.” On top of a unique environment, their food, coffee and deserts are truly first rate food and will engage anyone’s inner youth. START HERE- TUTTO DOMANI- STORE #9 NEW WORLD HOTEL, ESPERANZA ST. MAKATI, #: 811-6707, E-MAIL: DOMANI888@GMAIL.COM
Yexel’s Toy Museum Check out Yexel’s! They have everything from action figures to life size and even greater than life size replicas of your favorite stars. I got to hang out with Iron Man and sit with the Simpsons and the fun doesn’t stop there. The guys at Yexel are always keeping up with the latest trends keeping their museum fresh and fun, but this isn’t your ordinary museum, it is a wonderland that lets you take home the toys of your choice (at a cost of course) START HERE- YEXEL’S TOY MUSEUM- SAMPAGUITA RD PILAR VILLAGE, 1740 LAS PINAS, #:(0915) 771 4777 52, FACEBOOK: HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ YEXELSTOYMUSEUM
Shisha, Cigars and Chilling Cigars and Shisha are two great ways to celebrate or just chill out with friends or co-workers after a long day and here are a few places to head to.
Ziggurat A Mish mash of African, Indian, and Middle Eastern influences. Zigguraut is surely an exotic and fun way to spend your evenings! START HERE: G/F Sunette Tower Bldg, Durban St cor Makati Ave, Poblacion, Makati #: (02) 897-5179
Bollywood One of the first to bring Shisha here to Manila, Benz has a great selection of flavored tobacco and belly dancing shows every Thursday. :D START HERE: Greenbelt 3 Next to the Theatre, #: (02) 757-3536
Shawarma Center Shawarma Center in Malate has some great eats and is the most recommended Shisha place around. START HERE: 45 R. Salas St., Ermita, #: +632 525 4541
Kasbah Beachy laid back feel brought to you from Boracay. Good for smoking shisha with friends or check out their Bazaar every Sunday and find some cool stuff. START HERE” THE FORT STRIP (02) 553 4499
Vapor Hooka Lounge VAPOR HOOKAH LOUNGE is the one and only hookah lounge in the south. Serving more than 20 flavors of shisha. VAPOR has a great ambiance together with great food and cocktails to make your VAPOR experience worthwhile. START HERE: 71 Aguirre Ave. BF Homes, Paranaque
Kipling’s Cigar Bar Go to the Mandarin Hotel for a nice place to hang out and smoke. Posh, Elegant, and in style. Kipling’s is sure to get you relaxed. START HERE: The Mandarin Hotel
S E G N U LO Enter the glamorous and sophisticated world of Madame Ning – in a night club reminiscent of 1930s Shanghai. Salon de Ning Manila, the city’s trendiest event and party venue. Address: Peninsula Hotel Manila, Ayala / Makati Ave, 1226 Manila, Philippines, #: (02) 887 2888
Intimate spaces amidst a hive of activity, The Lounge invites you to relax in style over coffee and pastry by day or cocktails by the evening, be it business or for pleasure. Address: Resorts World Manila, Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City 1309, #: (02) 908 8888
SocietyLounge by French Fashion Food is the next destination in exquisite dining and entertainment in Makati Manila’s center of society, business and culture. Address: G/F Atrium Building, Makati Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas, 1200 Makati
If you want elegant and posh, there’s no better place to relax than Solaire. The’ve just recently opened their doors and are waiting for you to enter them. Address: Entertainment City, Aseana Ave., Paranaque City
Martinis provides luxurious art deco surroundings and quality jazz performed every evening. Serving almost every cocktail known to man, and a few new concoctions, this bar is quite unique in the Manila nightlife scene. Address: Makati Avenue, Makati City 1226, #: (02) 750 8888
Take a breather from work and dine with a beautiful view of the Makati skyline from Top of the City. Simply styled for casual dining, this restaurant is patronized mainly by executives from Citibank and nearby offices. On the menu are continental dishes with delightfully innovative twists. Address: 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City 1228, #: (02) 894 7437
A Beautiful Tapas Bar and Lounge straight from the Fort. Relax with your friends, eat some great food, and relax. Address: 2nd Floor, Commercenter Building, 31st Avenue corner 4th Street, BGC, Taguig City, #: (0917) 529 8333
Located south of Makati in Muntinlupa, The sapphire lounge has a large array of drink choices as well as European and Italian dishes. Address: Westgate mall, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City
Club Millésime boasts of an elegant reception area, private library lounge, wine cellar and intimate meeting spaces. Business and leisure travelers alike are certain to enjoy the Club’s French art de recevoir, with its passionate thrust for food, wine, art, and exclusive butler service. Address: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard,Pasay City, #: (+632) 551-5555
This is a hip place that boasts a weekly models’ night, fancy interior and a unique wall filled with safety deposit boxes (they are unfortunately for looks only). Address: 235 Salcedo St. Legaspi Village, 1229 Makati, #: (02) 817 7523
We love music at WU! Manila, thats why we asked our friends from Pindie music help us find the most rocken' venues and most talented artists. Manila has never been so Alive!
Many of their listeners have tried to give their music a tag, the only way to understand this nameless genre is to turn it up and get down. Though collaborations with Scotland’s, Blue Nile, and exposure by DJ Mark Cole’s BBC UK radio show, and Time Magazine Asia have helped push their music internationally, they continue to regularly perform across the city. Well-known brands like Lipton, Coke, and McDonald’s have closely worked with the band in previous campaigns, including Puma for whom they became brand ambassadors. Their debut album, Fragmented hit #1 and stayed in the charts for weeks from its release in early 2006, their sophomore effort, Bipolar, in 2008 garnered critical acclaim, and their most recent work, Capacities, has established as arguably the country’s most accomplished independent act. -Motorman Writhes
On a big night, you’ll sweat, you’ll grind, you’ll sit, stand and swoon, you’ll be thiscloseto top music talent, and you’ll spill out into the street around 2am with the rest of us: grinning, bewildered, and with change in your pocket ‘cos it’s bang-for-buck time too. As the granddaddy of Makati’s San Antonio Village budding bohemian scene, SaGuijo is all about the music, and as authentic a place as you’ll find this close to the central business district. SaGuijo takes an old house with wooden floorboards, goes crazy with music stickers and random memorabilia, ignores the need for a formal stage, throws in the gorgeous Snow Tattoo parlor upstairs (run by Turbo Goth‘s, Sarah Gaugler), the Pocket Universe Art Gallery, the Pindiegear.com shop, and finishes off with staff that you’ll come to know and love.” Full write-up at pindiemusic.com/saguijo Photo credit: L. Ocampo photo credit: Denise Bentulan
THE SOLE PROJECT www.mysoleproject.com
Our WU! Directory will grow each month to show spots that will make living in Manila easy and enjoyable.
THEO & PHILO www.theoandphilo.com AMERICAN EMBASSY Address: 1201 Roxas Blvd, Manila, #: (02) 301-2000
AUTO RX CARWORKS BODY AND PAINT SPECIALIST 111 Kamuning Road , Quezon City (near corner EDSA) #:09178937372
AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY Address: Level 23- Tower 2 RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave, #: (02) 757-8100 BRITISH EMBASSY Address: 120 Upper McKinley Rd, Taguig, #: (02) 858-2200 CANADIAN EMBASSY Address: RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., #: (02) 857-9000
MOPPU CLEANING SERVICE Address: UG 24 Cityland Dela Rosa Condominium, Dela Rosa St. Makati #: (02) 403-7959
FRENCH EMBASSY Address: 16th Floor Pacific Star Building, Sen. Gil Puyat, #: (02) 8576917
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. Address: 7829 Makati Ave., Makati, #: (02) 4030888, www.antelhotel.com PINK HOSTEL Address: Pablo Ocampo, Malate, #: (02) 354-9170 SHANGRI-LA HOTELMAKATI Address: Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave., #: (02) 813-8888
TINO First-Class Service of made-to-order and made-to-measure business and formal men’s clothing. Address: 114 G/F Herco Center, Benavidez St. Legaspi Village, #: 511-1274, elbalagon@ yahoo.com
GERMAN EMBASSY Address: RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., Makati, #: (02) 702-3000 JAPANESE EMBASSY Address: 2627 Roxas Blvd, Manila, #: (02) 551-5710
SUDS LAUNDERY & DRY CLEAN SERVICES “Better laundry, better service guaranteed”, Thercon Bldg. N.Garcia St. Makati, #:(0922) 877-8060, email@example.com, www. suds.com.ph
KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS EMBASSY Address: 26th Floor, Equitable bank tower, 8751 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, #: (02) 786 6603 KOREAN EMBASSY Address: McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Upper McKinley Road, Taguig, #: (02) 856-9210
AMERICAN EYE CLINIC Address: 4/F, Greenbelt 5, #: (02) 828-3937
MAKATI MEDICAL CENTER Address: Legaspi, Makati, #: (02) 888-8999
REHAB EXPERTS Physical Therapy home service in Metro Manila. #: (02) 513-8025, www. rehabexperts.com.ph
ST.LUKE’S MEDICAL CENTER Address: Rizal Drive, BGC, #: (02) 789-7700
BRIGHT SYSTEM ENTERPRISE Address: 654 Wellington Bldg. Binondo, #: (02) 242-5895
TUNE HOTEL TUNE HOTEL- ANGELES Address: Don Juico Avenue, Malabanias, Angeles City, Pampanga, #: (45) 459-0888 TUNE HOTEL- CEBU Address: 36 Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu, #: (32) 232-0888, TUNE HOTEL- ERMITA, MANILA Address: 1740 A. Mabini St., Malate, Manila, #: (02) 708-9888 TUNE HOTEL- MAKATI E.Mercado corner, F. Calderon Streets, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City #: (02) 817-0888, www.tunehotels.co
BAYANI BREW www.Twitter.com/bayanibrew
BUDDHA-BAR MANILA Address: Picar Place, Kalayaan Avenue Makati City, #: +632 856-6859/ 856 6719, www.buddhabarmanila.com
IMPERIAL ICE BAR Address: The Fort Strip, 1633 Fort Bonifacio, www.facebook.com/pages/ Imperial-Ice-Bar PURGATORY Address: Second Floor Concorde Building, Salcedo St. cor. Benevidez St. Legaspi Village, #: (02) 331-5346
G/F Makati Executive Center, Cor V.A Rufino, San Agustin St. Salcedo Village, Makati City, #: 845-0629 Borja Subd. Parian, Calamba City, Laguna, #: (049) 545- 4725, (0917) 899-9776 Unit 1, Amethyst Street, Sta Rosa City, Laguna 2nd Floor, Paseo De Sta Rosa 3, Greenfield City, Sta Rosa, Laguna, #: (049) 544-0511, (0917) 889-9776
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The message is being “Young at Heart”.The medium is design. Hi readers! My name is Jon Kenzo Okeya and I am in charge of the design and photography for the rambunctious magazine known as WU! Manila. Coming to Philippines a half-a-year ago, I had my doubts. I left my home in LA for a strange foreign land, leaving behind my friends and my familiar surroundings. It was painful and often pretty lonely. Even working in the magazine I couldn’t help but to feel sorry for myself and often times would lick my wounds and doubt my decisions. I was both bitter and confused. It was then when my favorite song started playing. An old Frank Sinatra song dubbed, “Young At Heart”. I guess it’s when you’re really vulnerable that you listen the most. I sat down and let the song carry me. “Fairy tales can come true, It can happen to you. If you’re young at heart.”
It’s then when I realized I had no time to feel sad about myself and that I had a magazine to design. Now, we are on our third issue. We have a vast network of wonderful friends, a loving family, and a chance at something incredibly remarkable. I am now starting my new design studio dubbed “Young At Heart” as a statement, That no matter what happens in life, as long as you have a great attitude, be playful, and have fun, you too can be happy. I love my life, my magazine, my family, my girl and my new studio. I guess fairy tales can come true! -Jon Kenzo Okeya. Director of Design at WU! Need some pictures or graphics? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Let’s get to work!
My eyes we’re opened and I felt like I could see again.
NEXT ISSUE... Art is booming in Manila. Millions upon millions of everyday people are creating, molding, painting, and sculpting in their own professions. Art exists everywhere.
Not just in the studio. From delicious foods we eat, to the movies we see, to the products we buy, all of them crafted to excellence just for you.
The next issue we’ll dive into the special places in Philippines where art can be created, examined, and found. The spirit of Manila rests in the hands of artisians, poets, writers, businessmen, and cooks! Find them all in... THE ART ISSUE!
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