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London

Taking it Slow & Easy

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Dubai

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Palawan’s

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Say Cheese! Kick your food photographs up a notch with Mylene Chung’s food photography tips and tricks.

Macau More Than The Slot | Machines With its blend of European and Oriental, colossal and quaint, discover what Jose Antonio R. Clemente means when he says Macau is a city of contrasts.

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| Around Dubai in $300

Think Dubai City is too extravagant and expensive? Learn the activities and locations to try when in Dubai that add up to only $300.

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Turquoise water, turtle nesting sites, and dugongs await in Club Paradise. Anika Ventura tours you around the unique locations in Dimakya Island and Coron.

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06 | President’s Note 08 | Editor’s Note 10 | What’s Up

Bliss in Bohol

12 | Travel Log

Join Joan Christine Pablo as she explores the many exciting river tours of Bohol, truly God’s little paradise.

18 | In the News

Five Places to Dive | Top in May From Thresher sharks, sardines, and coral reefs, Jun V. Lao recommends the best dive spots for the summer.

22 | Milestones 74 | The Lighter Side 78 | Last Frame 81 | PAL Pages

Rainy days and dreary weather be gone. It’s time to grab your swimsuits! Tour the best locations and sites of London that make the most of the good summer weather.

on the cover

Bliss by the River Loboc River in Bohol, Philippines remains unspoilt despite being a top tourist destination in the province. Photo by Rich Carl G. Ricardo 4 I Mabuhay Magazine I May 2014

C O N T R I B U T O R S

GIRARD PHILIP BONOTAN has been based in Bangkok since 2007. In 2012 he left for London to complete a Master’s course at the University of London. He also briefly worked as a bartender in London to fund his love for watching musicals and plays. On page 52, he shows us the best spots around London to enjoy the outdoors. Girard recently returned to Thailand and works in an intergovernment organization.

JOSE ANTONIO R. CLEMENTE is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of the PhilippinesDiliman. He is about to complete his first year as a PhD student in the University of Macau. Ton devotes his Thursday evenings live blogging Psych o’ Clock Habit, a radio program on DZUP 1602 AM, UP’s official AM radio station. See Macau through his eyes on page 38. www.dzup.org

JUN V. LAO started scuba diving in 2006, and owned his first camera in 2008. Despite having done over 2,000 dives, he is convinced that the Philippines has more to offer. Currently, he works as a freelance dive master conducting photo trips around the country and mainly takes photos to inspire people to get involved with marine-related adventures and issues concerning our seas. www.paparazsea.com.


PRESIDENT’S NOTE

A New Business Class Beckons Our fleet upgrade enters its latest phase with the delivery of our first wide-body Airbus A330-300 HGW featuring a new cabin with three classes of service: Economy, Premium Economy, and, an entirely new product, Philippine Airlines’ modern Business Class. This follows the high-density, bi-class (economy and premium economy) variant of the A330 HGW that we acquired in September and, before that, the single-aisle Airbus A321 that launched our comprehensive fleet expansion program in August 2013. The tri-class A330 HGW completes our menu of new product offerings. This sophisticated aircraft is aimed at the discriminating business segment of the market, an important part of PAL’s customer base. It is designed to accommodate 368 passengers in lofty comfort—323 in economy; 27 in the more spacious premium economy; and 18 in business class, equipped with full-flat beds. In the first two classes, the focus is on ease and simplicity, epitomized by the Zodiac 5751 articulating seat—a unique mechanism where the seat pan lifts up and slides forward as the seat back reclines. This novel design optimizes passenger space and adds appreciably to the comfort level at the back of the cabin. However, it’s up front where PAL really ups the ante. Designed like a cozy “home in the sky,” business class showcases the Equinox 3D seat by French design firm Sogerma—a plush, high-technology seat with an innovative design. At the push of a button, the seat stretches out into a full-flat bed over six feet long, enabling you to doze off in utmost comfort and privacy, like in your own bed at home. Laid out six abreast, the V-shaped, double-seat structure of the Equinox 3D lends itself to a unique configuration. When moving to the bed position, the window seat moves up to armrest level while the aisle seat moves down to just above the floor. This design allows for easy egress for the window-side passenger. Of course, the seat comes with the full range of amenities: Electrical leg rest with ottoman, retractable privacy divider, in-seat power supply, USB port, bottle holder, reading light, coat hook, electrical seat controls, and ample stowage space to keep all belongings at your fingertips. PAL’s new business class in our tri-class A330-300 HGW aircraft is your luxurious, state-of-the-art home in the sky. We hope to usher you onboard soon. Mabuhay!

Ramon S. Ang

President & Chief Operating Officer Philippine Airlines


EDITOR’s NOTE

Not Your Usual Paddle Boarding

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Photo by Justin Ventura

ur cover feature is about paddle boarding in Bohol. It’s actually a very simple sport. You stand up on a board that is shaped like a surfboard, find your balance, and use a paddle, similar to what is used for kayaking, to propel you on the water. Without any motor, you skim quietly on the water and its thin shape even allows you to explore shallow waters. To make sure you will enjoy yourself and be confident on the water, the paddle tours in Bohol begin with basic lessons like paddling techniques, and then off you go. Unlike most paddle board options in seaside resorts, the ones in Bohol are more interesting where your trip on the river can end up in a waterfall or a beach and along the way, you can even watch local dances and listen to folk songs, paddling at your own pace and time. Come night time, you can spot fireflies and the experience is quite surreal. From a distance, you’ll see moving pinpricks of light in the darkness and as you come closer, there you are by the riverbank mesmerized by all these tiny, bright little creatures dancing around a tree. The simplicity of the experience is enhanced by a symphony of of crickets, frogs, and other nocturnal animals announcing their presence.

TAKING IT SLOW. Loboc River (ABOVE) is a picturesque location for a relaxing stand-up paddle tour. At night, you can check out the fireflies in Bohol aboard an SUP. Photos by Frederic Soupart

Photography has become so popular thanks to digital technology that most even take photos of their food before they eat it and post their images in social media. Well, we decided to go with the flow and we are beginning in this issue, a regular series of photography. To meet popular demand, we are starting with tips on food photography using a smart phone by Mylene Chung, a young, talented Filipino food photographer and prop stylist.

Expect more exciting new destinations from PAL now that the Philippines has been granted a Category One (the highest) aviation safety rating that will allow it to launch more flights to the United States and Europe. Keep yourself posted on PAL news, new flights usually begin with travel promos.

Simeon S. Ventura, Jr. Editor-in-chief For comments and suggestions, you can email me at jventura@eastgatepublishing.com.

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WHAT’S UP

PAHIYAS FESTIVAL, MAY 15, LUCBAN, QUEZON In thanksgiving feast to San Isidro Labrador for a bountiful harvest, the locals of Lucban stage what is arguably the most colorful festival in the country. Homes are festooned in multicolored kiping (rice wafers), grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

DEFY TRI MAY 25 BELLEVUE RESORT, PANGLAO ISLAND, BOHOL

Seven months after the earthquake that devastated Bohol, DEFY Tri returns to this historic, ecotourist destination, and once again will feature a 1-km ocean swim, 110-km draft-legal bike, and a 12-km multiterrain run. Not just a test of endurance for triathletes, DEFY Tri is also a testament to the resilience of Boholanos. 10 I Mabuhay Magazine I May 2014

ARMIN ONLY INTENSE MAY 30 SM MOA ARENA, PASAY CITY

An all-night dance event featuring solo performances by Dutch DJ, producer, and label owner Armin van Buuren, Armin Only Intense features trance music, lights, fireworks shows, and supporting acts of artists like Sharon den Adel, Nadia Ali, and Racoon.

LONDON

MACAU

Hundreds of museums, galleries, and historic spaces all over the UK will open up late and put on a dazzling array of special nighttime events: from literary talks in castles to star gazing in historic houses; sleepovers in palaces to city-wide culture crawls; and bands playing among museum exhibits to science fiction life drawing in galleries.

Over 200 events ranging from contemporary dance to Cantonese opera, multimedia performances, and shadow puppetry, to audiovisual architectural mapping and exhibitions of western media and photography will take place to spur cultural development and to celebrate the festival’s silver milestone.

MUSEUMS AT NIGHT MAY 15–17 VARIOUS LOCATIONS

25TH MACAO ARTS FESTIVAL MAY 2–JUNE 8 VARIOUS LOCATIONS

DUBAI

AL GAFFAL TRADITIONAL 60FT DHOW RACE MAY 17 DUBAI INTERNATIONAL MARINE CLUB (MINA SEYAHI)

Watch about a hundred massive 60-foot traditional Arabic boats sail across the Persian Gulf in commemoration of the pearl divers who pioneered early trade in Dubai.

PAHIYAS PHOTO BY: Mike Gabutin

PHILIPPINES


TRAVEL LOG

Finding Home in Bohol

Everything about this boutique resort on a quiet side of Panglao Island spells “welcome home.” With the beach at your doorstep, it’s easy to feel as if you have the whole place to yourself. Momo Beach House’s 16 rooms have a shabby chic flair, while regular activities like yoga retreats called “SeaChi” further invite you to relax. Run by the same owners of Bohol’s Amorita Resort, a conscious effort to reduce carbon footprint is evident in the resort’s upcycled furniture while artworks jazz up the surroundings—all the personalized elements to remind you of a home. www.momobeachhouse.com 12 I Mabuhay Magazine I May 2014


PHOTO BY Mike Mariano

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WHAT'S NEW: SummiT CirClE CEbu

You’re bound to have heard of something hip and happening in Cebu—from its famous Sinulog festival, juicy lechon and exciting new bars, cafes and boutique store. If you’re visiting the city, immerse yourself in the center of activity. The centrally located Summit Circle Cebu is one of the best hotels in town. This month until August they are offering a 4D/3N package stay for only Php6,888 nett and 5D/4N package stay for only Php8,088 nett inclusive of daily buffet breakfast for two. Book your rooms now at www.summitcirclehotel.com or call +63(32)239-3000 for reservations. Summit Circle Cebu is located at Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City, Philippines.

CONSiSTENTlY PrEFErrED For almost 40 years, Wilcon Depot has been a one-stop shop for architects and homeowners. Whether you need materials for building or are simply looking for functional items for your home, only one place comes to mind. A reputation like this can only be achieved by practicing good business ethics and providing an environment where customer satisfaction is the priority. Completeness and variety are also well known traits of the Wilcon brand. That is why Deonna Tanchi and her daughter Joy Mendoza keep coming back to look around. Some of the best brands are available while there are affordable choices as well. Having more options allows their imagination and creativity to thrive. Excellent service, variety, and convenience are only the first three qualities of Wilcon that come into mind. But there are plenty more reasons, and a visit to Wilcon Depot would be the way to experience it all.

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Neighborhood FiNd: MAriKiNA MAKeS SPACe For ArT

horSiNg AroUNd ToWN Yee haw! Kuala Lumpur is joining other major cities in offering a horse and carriage ride tour. Now, you can explore KL on an openair carriage ride with beautiful horses through the historic district of Dataran Merdeka. There are scheduled rides in the morning (10–11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.). Prices start at RM50 (Php678) and can be purchased at the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery Counter.

Dito: Bahay ng Sining (Here: House of Art) serves as a café, gallery, and theater in one. Painters and other visual artists can exhibit their work here for up to two months. Performers can book their 100-seater mini theater or join their themed karaoke session. Every Thursday is Film Night and yes, they accept your requests. For those looking to just chill, you can pick from the in-house collection of over 42 board games or sip a cup of native barako coffee. J. Molina St. corner Guizama St., Concepcion Uno, Marikina City

NoW oPeN UrbAN AShrAM MAKATi Now on its third year, premier yoga center Urban Ashram Manila takes its signature classes to a new community with its newest branch at 6780 Ayala Avenue. With their FNR (flexibility not required) class, both beginner and long-time practitioners can learn the foundations of a yoga practice. Along with vinyasa flow, hatha, pranayama, kundalini, kids yoga and pre- and postnatal yoga classes, Urban Ashram offers a mix of styles and classes to help you turn inwards and find your center amid the bustling city life. Kick start your yoga practice by availing of a 15-day unlimited class pass at Php1,500. www.urbanashrammanila.com

The SChooL bAg iS iN SeSSioN Although designed as an anti-it item, Proenza Schouler’s PS1 bag has been spotted on celebrities Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Alba, and Leighton Meester. Its name references the New York public school system and reflects the bag’s utilitarian cool design. A subtle knot on its strap is intended to look as if you tied it yourself while flat rivets and a buckle closure recall the iconic school bag. Its leather uses echo-friendly, natural vegetable dyes and are developed and produced at the highest quality in Italy. PS 1? PS: Want. Available at Adora, Greenbelt 5, Makati City

roLLiNg iN STyLe VIP seating, flat screen televisions, gourmet meals, Wi-Fi connectivity, and fully stocked mini-bars—who would think such amenities are available in a bus? The Luxe Bus reinvents the journey with these sweet inclusions. Maybe it’s time we travel by road more often. theluxebus.com

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TRAVEL LOG

Don’t let the elements stop you. These stuff will be your best bets in the outdoors.

MyTag leather bracelet in Haut – Embossed (Php1,250) www.mytag.ph Sanuk Seeker Madras Brown Multi (Php2,990)

Braven Brv-X water-resistant and shockproof Bluetooth speaker (Php10,350) Available at Beyond the Box, Digital Hub, Digital Walker, Egghead, iStudio, and Quicksound

iBattz Battstation Optimus 20400mAh power bank (Php5,450) Available at Beyond the Box, Digital Hub, Digital Walker, Egghead, iStudio, and Quicksound

Sony Action Cam ultra-compact, lightweight, point-of-view action camera in high-definition (basic kit starts at Php13,999) Sherpani Elements Nola Early Autumn bag (Php4,490) The Travel Club

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IN THE nEWs Our Islands

HOPE SHE WINS THE CROWN Twenty-six-year-old Mary Jean Lastimosa of North Cotabato was crowned Binibining Pilipinas 2014 and will represent the Philippines in Miss Universe later this year. The computer engineering graduate and entrepreneur proves that third time’s a charm as this is her third—and finally, successful—attempt at winning the beauty pageant. Photo courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas

SELFIE CAPITAL

GLIDING FOR GOLD

GREEN TOURISM FOR THE PHILIPPINES

If you’re often in Makati, chances are, all those selfies that you took on your smartphone have made the city the “Selfie Capital” of the world. According to Time magazine, there are approximately 258 selfie-takers per 100,000 people here. Manhattan and Miami came in at second and third, respectively.

Filipino Olympic skater Michael Martinez won the gold in the Senior Men’s Division in the Triglav Trophy Competition last April 6 in Slovenia. Michael bested six other contestants with Japan’s Keiji Tanaka and Ryuju Hino finishing at second and third, respectively. Photo by Mark Fredesjed R. Cristino

The Departments of Tourism and of Environment and Natural Resources have partnered for a nine-year National Ecotourism Strategy and Action Plan. The plan includes sustainable management of destinations, education and awareness, and involvement of locals, among others, and is targeted to finish by 2022. Tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez (third from right) remarked that it also aims to distribute income and provide employment opportunities for more Filipinos.

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IN THE NEWS DESTINATIONS 101 Bohol, Philippines

DestInAtIon

Coron, Palawan (Photo by Christian Sangoyo)

IConIC ADventUres

House of Dancing Water, Macau

loCAl eAts

London Eye

soUvenIrs

Bohol

Keep your adrenaline up with the range of activities at E.A.T. Danao— from bungee jumping and river tubing, to rappelling.

Flowers for lunch? Why not if they’re organic? Bohol Bee Farm serves salads and also freshly baked breads.

The ubiquitous Filipino snack polvoron—made from flour, milk, sugar, and butter—gets a twist from the oven and comes out as a smokey-sweet treat.

Coron

Several feet underwater, history is waiting to be uncovered. Explore World War II shipwrecks from crevice to crevice by snorkeling or scuba diving.

Some boats have provisions for grilling so you can enjoy grilled seafood en route to an island.

Bring home a piece of island life through the hanging lanterns made with colorful fabrics.

MACAU

Walk on the wild side by climbing the Macau Tower through its mast’s 100-meter-high ladder.

Macanese cuisine is a unique blend of Chinese and Portuguese cuisines and these are the unique dishes that you should try: Minci, a dish of ground beef, and a luscious dessert of coconut custard.

If you can’t win at the gambling table, better increase your luck by getting jade jewelry!

DUBAI

With an endless stretch of desert as your playground, you’d want to rough it up aboard a 4x4.

Savor Arabic cuisine under the desert sky at Bab Al Shams’ Al Hadheerah Restaurant. Included in the buffet dinner are live cultural performances.

Chocolate lovers should try Al nassma’s camel milk chocolate that’s made from camel milk, cacao, Bourbon vanilla, and acacia honey.

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The Ultimate London Adventure is a high-speed boat ride that will take you 35 knots (18 mi/sec) with award-winning comedians and West End actors as your guides.

Experience the heart of the pub culture through the various pub crawls offered around the city.

A variety of cute and elegant teapots and tea sets will remind you of the afternoon teas you’ve had.

$1M lUXUrY trIP UP For GrABs

neW KoreAn CUltUrAl hUB UnveIleD

Better brush up on your writing skills as Luxury Travel Intelligence and VeryFirstTo.com are on the hunt for someone who’s got the taste to evaluate over 50 of the best establishments in the world. The only requirements? A “love [for] good food, fine culture, and exceeding extravagance. Ability to write is a plus.” Photo by Jorge Royan

The ever-busy district of Dongdaemun in Seoul is the location of the massive, futuristiclooking Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects with cultural and technological exchange in mind, this multipurpose venue has several exhibition halls, design labs, and several other public spaces open 24/7.

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eXtreMe MAKeover—FACe eDItIon Thailand embraces its image as a medical tourism capital with its newly launched campaign, Thailand Extreme Makeover. Three winners will receive facial plastic surgery in Thailand and travel the country during their recovery. The Tourism Authority of Thailand will also award crowd favorites with free accommodations in different resorts.


IN THE UnIQUe theMe PARKS neWS DiG thiS laS VeGaS, neVaDa

Realizing childhood dreams of operating heavy machinery, Dig This lets big kids at heart control bulldozers and excavators in a five-acre sandbox.

crocoSaUrUS coVe, Darwin, aUStralia

Swimming with crocodiles and cradling baby crocs can sure be intimidating, but in this theme park, boasting the biggest display of Australian reptiles, they’re all part of the fun.

ferrari worlD aBU DhaBi

Ferrari world, said to be the world’s largest indoor and Ferrari theme park, offers a new world of excitement. Experience it first hand with 240 km/hour thrill rides, factory tours, or have your kids learn to drive in their mini cars.

Bambu Indah, Bali, Indonesia

illUStration BY Claudine Delfin

Sanrio PUrolanD tokYo, JaPan

Talk about taking the theme in theme park seriously! Puroland is all about Hello Kitty and friends complete with a boat ride similar to It’s a Small World, which takes a tour around the different houses of Sanrio characters; Cinnamorroll, Kerroppi, and Badtz Maru.

roBot lanD incheon, SoUth korea

Projected to be finally open in 2016, Robot Land boasts robot education centers, exhibition halls, roller coaster rides, and even a 364-foot tall statue of Korea’s famous cartoon character Taekwon V. That’s taller than the Statue of Liberty!

On the Web

Pitch UP

www.pitchup.com

Attending overnight festivals and going on camping trips have never been so easy. With this website, find and book reputable parks in Europe where travelers can pitch up their tents. Its filter system lets you choose parks that allow animals, campfires, and more.

Meet Plan Go www.meetplango.com

Let’s face it, most travelers can’t just get up and go on a moment’s notice. For the tieddown traveler, this website allows for vacation planning, gives useful travel tips, and even inspirational advice and testimonies from other kindred souls.

aSia’S BeSt in BanGkok In the recently concluded Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014 held in Singapore, David Thompson’s nahm Restaurant in Bangkok was declared the winner. The perfect balance of hot, sour, sweet, and salty as shown in his dishes won over the judges. nahm is located at Metropolitan by COMO Hotel.

coUch SUrfinG www.couchsurfing.org

Don’t want to spend on hotels when you travel? Couch Surfing helps in finding hosts in over 100,000 cities who are willing to open their doors to a weary traveler. Stay in their homes and open your own for others to stay in as well. www.philippineairlines.com I 21


MILESTONES

MAY 31, 1996

The Philippines and Malaysia signed an agreement declaring Turtle Islands as a Heritage Protected Area. This group of nine islands located in the Sulu Sea, about 40 km north of Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia, is one of the few remaining major nesting grounds for green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Photo by Brocken Inaglory

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS MAY 11, 1904

One of the most prominent figures in surrealism, Spanish painter Salvador Dali is known for his painting called The Persistence of Memory, a bizarre representation of the relativity of time. He was said to be a colorful character, often wearing an upturned mustache and having such expressive eyes in photographs. In pop culture, Dali has been portrayed by Robert Pattinson in Little Ashes and by Adrien Brody in Midnight in Paris. He died on January 23, 1989.

LOCAL

MAY 3, 1947

Philippine Airlines starts a DC-4 service from Manila to Rome and Madrid, becoming the first Southeast Asian airline to fly to Europe. Each flight took two days with stops at Calcutta (India), Karachi (Pakistan), and Cairo (Egypt). By the end of the year, the service was extended to London.

MAY 19, 1571

Present-day Manila was founded by Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi. Prior to this, the city was called “Maynilad” and controlled by Muslim leaders Rajah Matanda and Rajah Sulayman.

MAY 16, 1986

Born in Iligan City, Philippines, Shamcey Supsup-Lee was crowned Binibining Pilipinas 2011 and later represented the country in Miss Universe 2011 where she won third runner-up. Prior to becoming a beauty queen, she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in architecture from the University of the Philippines. She also topped the June 2010 licensure exam for architects.

MAY 27, 1975

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is a familiar face in international culinary and lifestyle shows. His first TV show, Naked Chef, which focuses on food’s bare essentials, was the beginning of his advocacy to promote healthy eating habits. In 2012, he won the Harvard School of Public Health’s Healthy Cup Award for his “transformational work in the fight against childhood obesity.”

INTERNATIONAL MAY 5, 1260

Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire, and became known for his massive conquests reaching as far as Siberia and Afghanistan. During his reign, China’s arts and sciences flourished.

MAY 17, 1792

Two dozen businessmen gathered under a tree outside #68 Wall Street in New York City to establish the rules for trading bonds and shares of companies. This organization was named the New York Stock and Exchange Board a year later.

MAY 16, 2005

In a historic National Assembly vote, Kuwait permits women’s suffrage. Under the rules, women who wish to practice their right to vote or run for political office should be practicing the Islamic law. 22 I Mabuhay Magazine I May 2014


WHAT’S AIRCRAFT NEW UPGRADE UTMOST COMFORT: Long haul flights are a delight with PAL’s new Equinox 3D seats that recline to fully flat.

SWEET DREAMS UP IN THE AIR As PAL unveils its new business class on board the Airbus A330-300 HGW, getting to your destination has never been this comfortable.

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hilippine Airlines introduces its latest in-flight product, the Equinox 3D seat from Sogerma. Installed in the flag carrier’s newest long-range aircraft, the Airbus A330-300 HGW, the Equinox 3D is the highlight of PAL’s new business class cabin. The seat boasts a roomy 60-pitch when upright and then reclines to various lounging positions at the passenger’s pleasure—all the way to fully flat when you desire to sleep. The Equinox 3D is, therefore, not just a plush seat but a proper bed measuring 76.8 inches long and 20.6 inches wide. The seat also offers a host of features sought by businessclass passengers: In-seat power supply, USB port, reading light, seat controls, ample stowage space, and much more. In-flight 24 I Mabuhay Magazine I May 2014

entertainment is provided by mini iPads pre-loaded with a variety of content, from movies and TV shows to music, games, and publications. Finally, GSM and Wi-Fi capability are installed via PAL’s iN AiR connectivity service, enabling passengers to make phone calls and browse the Internet while in-flight. The Equinox 3D seat in PAL’s new business class can be experienced on board the airline’s fleet of tri-class A330-300 HGWs. Seven units of this high-technology jet are slated for delivery to PAL in 2014. These will be progressively deployed on services to Honolulu, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo Haneda, Nagoya, and Seoul throughout the year. n


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TIPS TECHNOLOGY FOR MOMS

A MOM’S BESTFRIEND

Despite their super powers, moms can use a little help, too!

Helping Your Kids in School Let’s admit it, moms. Most of the time, you end up doing your kid’s homework or project. But soon enough, you’ll ask yourself: how come they never taught me this in grade school? With Google Cultural Institute, you have at your fingertips a staggering database of exhibits and collections from museums and archives from all over the world. Within this page, you can virtually take a tour inside the museums and even World Wonders, look at prized artworks up close, or explore online exhibitions detailing the stories behind historic milestones.

Look, Ma! No Hands! See that microphone icon on the search bar on Google or YouTube? Just click it to activate the voice search. No need to type your query; just say whatever you’re looking for so you can maximize your hands especially if you’re in the kitchen.

In the Kitchen Are your kids allergic to some food? You can narrow down your recipe search with this handy tip: when you search for a food or recipe, just type the minus sign “-” before your query (no space) to eliminate that word from the results. For instance, “california rollssalmon.” Healthy Choices With an ever-growing list of lifestyle-related illnesses, you can never be too careful of what you feed your family. Compare the nutritional values of food by typing on Google “butter versus olive oil” or any food, for that matter. You’ll then be able to make the right choice at the grocery or at a restaurant.

Managing Your Day What’s on a Plate? Don’t we just love carbo loading when we’re stressed? But have you ever wondered how fattening fried rice is? Just ask: “how much calories are there in fried rice?” Aside from calories, you can also find out a variety of different nutritional information for many food types, such as “how much fiber is in a banana?” or “how much sugar is there in ketchup?”

When you have an appointment, the Google Now app checks traffic so you can know how long it’ll take to get there. You’ll even get a notification for when you should leave your home! No more excuses for being late!

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP: Explore the world’s most historic halls such as the White House through Google’s Cultural Institute.

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LIFESTYLE HEALTH

Your Wellness Starts Here LORELA U. SANDOVAL checks out this premier preventive medicine center in Manila.

O Cris Romero-Salas Castro, one of Lifescience’s founders

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Lifescience is located at 8th floor, Accra Law Tower, 2nd Avenue cor. 30th Street, Bonifacio Gloabal City, Taguig City, with telephone number 828-LIFE (5433). Information is available at www.lifescience.ph

ur culture illustrates that many of us are rather reactive than proactive individuals, meaning we only tend to look after our health and well-being when worrying conditions have already come to our attention. But Lifescience, a one-stop center for wellness and preventive medicine, believes otherwise. “We put in the best practices from different parts of the world to be able to let Filipinos experience world-class service in anti-aging and real preventive wellness that’s being practiced in the US and Europe for 25 years already,” says Cris Romero-Salas Castro, one of the founders of LifeScience. LifeScience still goes by the principle that proper nutrition is the cornerstone of good health. “Even though you exercise, if you lack proper nutrition, you’re not going to be a well-balanced person. Proper nutrition is the starting point of getting you in that optimum health. This means correcting your diet and making sure that your body has the right

amount of vitamins and minerals that it needs. This is done through a Food Intolerance Test and a Micronutrient Profile Test, which tells us the food that your body reacts to and the level of vitamins in your body. We take a lot of time to understand your body so there is no guess work in prescribing the health regimen,” she says. The Food Intolerance Test (FIT) helps you discover the foods your body is intolerant to. Food Intolerance is the body’s negative reaction to food that, for example, can make you feel bloated, give you rashes, lead to migraines, and other disconcerting conditions which you never thought were all caused by the food that you eat. “We use the FIT from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences, the global leader in food diagnostics, with our Nutrition Program, which allows us to customize your diet. You might think you’re eating right just because you’re getting rid of meat, but that’s not it—you don’t know what kinds of food are actually harming your body. Your Preventive Wellness Physician and Nutritionist designs for you a nutrition plan that covers your ideal meal plan, calorie intake, and suggested food that can replace those you’re intolerant to. It is then followed by your prescribed customized supplements to make sure that you get the vitamins and minerals that you need” she explains.

“You might think you’re eating right just because you’re getting rid of meat, but that’s not it—you don’t know what kinds of food are actually harming your body.” Other health and wellness centers have mushroomed in the country for years. LifeScience, however, offers a proactive approach to wellness— one that lets you stay in the best of health and prevents health issues from striking. Health programs are tailor fitted to one’s personal health goal, medically supported and evidence based. “We boast of everything that we prescribe to clients. We bring world-class health care and wellness more accessible to Filipinos through our partnership with centers of different health expertise from different parts of the world. These enable us to deliver the best possible personalized wellness program for our clients and work with them throughout their journey to better health,” she says. n


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HOME TIPS COOKING

A Feast for Mom

On Mothers’ Day, why don’t you treat your mom to a well prepared meal with recipes from Chef Tina Legarda? These ingredients may be simple, but the results will surely impress her! Chicken Roulade of Mushrooms, Fig and Magnolia Cream Cheese Yield: 5-6 people Ingredients: 500 g Magnolia Chicken Station Chicken Breast Fillet Salt and pepper, to taste 1 tbsp Magnolia Gold Salted Butter, melted 2 tbsp garlic, chopped

2 tbsp fig jam Button mushrooms, sliced and sautéed 1 185gm bar Magnolia Cream Cheese, softened 2 tbsp olive oil

Directions: • Preheat oven to 350 C. • Prepare chicken breast. Place in between cling wrap, and using a kitchen mallet, pound until thickness is approximately quarter of an inch. Make sure chicken is pounded evenly. • Transfer pounded chicken to a chopping board, double check to make sure that it does not have any holes. Fix holes by overlapping, and pounding it again.

• Choose wider side of the fillet and place nearest to you. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Brush with butter and garlic. Add a teaspoon each of fig jam and mushrooms. Then add 1 ½ tbsp of cream cheese.  Fold sides of chicken towards the center. Then roll from bottom (side nearest to you) to top. Check for any holes. Tightly wrap in clingwrap and seal. Store in freezer for about 30-45 minutes to make sure roulade is in place and set.

• In a large sauté pan, add olive oil. Sear each roulade until all sides have browned. Be careful not to burn. • Prepare large baking sheet, brush with butter. Place seared chicken roulades inside oven. Cook for about 5 - 8 minutes depending on size. • When done, let roulade rest for about 5 minutes. Then slice into rounds approximately ½ inch in thickness. Serve with rice or potatoes.

Crostini of Luncheon Meat Mousse, Caramelized Onions, & Fried Rosemary Serves 8-10 people Ingredients: 2 tbsp Magnolia Gold Unsalted Butter 1 can Purefoods Luncheon Meat, cubed 1 tbsp garlic, minced 1 tsp onion, minced 4 piece laurel leaf 1 tbsp Gran Matador Brandy

1/4 cup Magnolia Cream Cheese ½ cup chicken stock Salt, to taste 1/4 cup Magnolia Nutri Oil Fresh rosemary 2 tbsp Olive oil 2-3 pieces White onion rings 1 bag melba toast

Directions: • In a sauté pan, place butter, luncheon meat, garlic, onion, and laurel leaf. Cook for 2 minutes or until meat slightly browns. Pour in brandy. Cook for another minute. Then remove from heat and discard laurel leaf. • In a blender, on medium speed, place luncheon meat mixture, cream cheese and chicken stock. Puree into a paste-like texture. Add salt to taste. You may add more chicken stock if necessary. • Heat oil for frying. When oil is hot enough, fry rosemary leaves. Once

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you see leaves rise to top remove from oil immediately. Drain oil on paper towel and pat dry. Set aside. • In a hot pan, place olive oil and onions rounds. Lower heat to medium, and continue stirring onions until light brown in color. Keep stirring to keep it from burning. Set aside. • To assemble crostini, place a tablespoon of the mousse on toast, top with a teaspoon of caramelized onions, and a pinch of the fried rosemary. • Place crostinis in a large platter and serve warm.


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PhotograPhy diy

Say Cheese!

Be savvy with food shots with these five smartphone photography tips from MYLENE CHUNG.

1. SEt tHE Mood witH a Good SUrfaCE. Surfaces make up the overall mood of a food shot. A light wooden surface sets an airy outdoor vibe, while a dark surface creates a more dramatic mood. Many wellknown food photographers on Instagram play with just one type of surface to set the theme of their photo stream. Perhaps this is their way of branding themselves and their photography style. Personally, I love working with wooden surfaces because of their flexibility. Wood textures always come with warm tones that complement mostly any food item.

2. SHoot ovErHEad. When shooting with a smartphone, one rarely ever gets the natural depth of field (background blur) that is key to good food photography. Sure, we have apps that artificially blur out the background and some smartphone photographers use this quite efficiently, but with subjects as small as food, where one has to pay attention to every detail, artificial background blur will only look like what it really is, artificial. This is why it is advisable to shoot overhead in order to capture only what's on top of the table. Then, you can skip having to blur out the background elements.

3. SHoot widE tHEN Crop. It usually takes time to compose a food shot and even more so when you're pressured to take photos as fast as you can so everyone else can finally dig into their food. A great way to work around this is to take really wide shots and compose it in post editing. This is also a 32 I Mabuhay Magazine I May 2014


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aboUT The phoTographer Mylene Chung is a food photographer and prop stylist for Pepper.ph and PhotoKitchenFood.com. She’s worked with companies like Resorts World Manila, Reader’s Digest Asia, Manila Peninsula, Nestle, Unilever, and has been featured in several publications and TV shows. Over the course of her career, she has already gained a whopping 20 pounds, which she has been desperately trying to lose. When she is not busy doing client work, you can catch her on Instagram @mylenechung.

great way of eliminating shadows cast by your hands when shooting overhead since you'll be shooting really far from the subject.

4. Take safeTy shoTs.

phone. VscoCam's film presets are insanely accurate and just make photos look instantly professional. And Afterlight has beautiful light leaks for that added character. n

One of the downsides of shooting with a smartphone as opposed to a more professional camera is that your phone is lightweight and reacts to every slight hand movement when shooting, which can then lead to a lot of blurry photos. In order to make sure you get at least one shot sharp, take a lot of safety shots, at least four to five frames per subject. I would sometimes even go as far as taking 10 to 15.

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app alerT: Snapseed has some of the most effective basic adjustment tools like contrast, brightness, and color corrections.


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ON LIFESTYLE STAGE

Comedy Night Live at the Fort

MO FRANCISCO finds a new way to beat the Monday Blues.

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t’s the end of another Monday. Yuppies flock to The Fort Strip to drown their Monday stress at the bottom of beer bottles and the rims of martini glasses. But in one bar on the strip, people gather for another reason: Saturday Night Live happens on Monday night.

NO GUTS, NO GLORY: These comedians must really have the guts to stand on stage and elicit a laughter from the audience. Victor Anastacio (BELOW), one of the group members, is also a TV show host.

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Manila’s roster of comedians is no novice to the comedy scene. Some have been performing since 2001, others have been featured on Jack TV’s Laughapalooza stand-up comedy show, a few have performed with Comedy Cartel, while still others have performed on stages here and abroad. While most of their material is delivered in English, you can’t deny the Filipino flavor that they bring to the art. Case in point. Though today’s lineup of comedians sketch scenes with universal themes— inappropriate Instagram posts, growing up in the ’90s and the age-old battle of man versus girlfriend’s time of month—many use local references like the Martilyo (hammer) Gang, Anne Curtis’s episode at Prive, and local teleserye shows to set up their jokes. For those who grew up watching Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, and Comedy Central, watching Comedy Manila at Keg is the closest you’ll get to warming a seat at the Apollo Theater. The bar is dark and full of low murmurs as people talk among

How about some sPIt? If you’re more into Improv Comedy, the kind that you see on shows like Who’s Line Is It Anyway?, catch the Manila’s Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT) group. Performing since 2002, they are the pioneers of Improv Theater in the Philippines. As of the writing of this article, they are on their U.S. tour, so visit spitmanila.com for the schedules of their Manila shows.

In a country where the words “Comedy Bar” are associated with the terrifying notion of drag queens coercing you onstage in front of friends and family who are all ready to hashtag your public humiliation, Comedy Manila provides a refreshing alternative. Formed just last year, Comedy

themselves. A lone spotlight pierces through to reveal the stage where a comedian could make a name for himself, or get crucified. Okay, maybe not crucified. Filipinos, by nature, aren’t much for heckling. We’re too polite to make snide comments during a person’s set. It seems that we


are sympathetic to crazed people who have the guts to get up on stage and tell a few—more often than not—self-deprecating jokes. Tonight, four comedians gamble pride and dignity as they brave the kind of spotlight and scrutiny that only a person under Interpol interrogation should ever encounter. In typical Comedy Manila fashion, each comedian is given around 15 minutes to perform, while the last performer, or headliner, closes the show. It’s not an easy thing, getting that laugh. Sure, people like Conan O’Brien and Louis C.K. make it look easy. But even veteran comedians will encounter that horrific, but inevitable, event of dead air. Tonight, some of the performers acknowledge the elephant in the room while one even toasts to it . This is something that every comic hopeful must learn from Open Mic nights. To be a comedian, you strive to make people laugh—it’s the

true payoff—but the real skill you learn under that sweltering limelight is to laugh at your insecurities and mistakes. And once you can do that, you’re already on your way to making it as a comedian. n

Comedy Manila performs every Monday at Keg, The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City. Open Mic Nights are held every Tuesday at Bistro Alfonso, L.P. Leviste, Makati City. Visit facebook.com/ ComedyManila for updated schedules.

LAUGHING OUT LOUD: Comedy Manila also holds shows at Borough, Podium in Ortigas Center.

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Macau

More Than the Slot Machines Just because it’s surpassed Vegas, Macau’s attractions extend beyond the walls of a casino. JOSE AnTOniO R. ClEmEnTE lists the city’s food, shopping, and history that keeps visitors coming back.

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GETTING AROUND The Experience Macau mobile app can help you customize your trip!

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A FEAST FOR THE SENSES: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) A typical fair held in Taipa; Antonio’s; and Cafe Litoral’s African chicken

PAL flies between Manila and Macau five times weekly. For more information, call PAL reservations office at (+632) 855 8888 or visit www. philippineairlines.com.

acau is a city of contrasts. Having gained a reputation as Asia’s gaming playground, its colossal hotels are attractions in themselves. But a tour of its three main islands— Macau peninsula, Taipa, and Coloane—will slowly reveal its other side, a European-Oriental character. And with adventure, you might just discover that Macau is so much more than the sum of its colossal parts. MUNCHING IN MACAU A good place to start is a visit to the Old Taipa Village. The old houses and narrow streets offer a picturesque backdrop and are

reminders of Macau’s history. Most of the restaurants here are cozy, with a friendly neighborhood vibe. You’ll find Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Thai, and Indian bistros aside from Macanese eateries here. For dessert, locals enjoy the serradura cake, a sawdust pudding with layers of cream and crushed biscuits. You can also cool off with a cone of gelato sold at nearby Limoncello. For a taste of Portuguese fare with a distinct Macanese twist, there’s Café Litoral (www. cafelitoral.com). Try their roasted African chicken basted in coconut oil and bathed in spicy rich red sauce with bits of onion and paprika. Their assortments of bacalhau (codfish) dishes should

not be missed either for their distinct salty flavor. Add some Portuguese fried rice and your meal is complete. Another local favorite is Antonio’s, a high-end Portuguese restaurant whose unassuming facade belies its exquisite dishes. The restaurant serves a unique porto wine fermented specially for the establishment. For a meat fix, there’s Frangi’s Grill. You won’t go wrong with any of their fillings—from their grilled pork chop to kebabs. Portions are good for sharing, which makes this restaurant worth your precious Macau patacas. At the heart of suburban Taipa, surrounded by banks and supermarkets, is the unassuming www.philippineairlines.com I 39


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SIGHTS TO SEE: (FROM TOP) Senado Square; 25th Macau Arts Festival; Grand Lisboa’s The Eight

Duckling restaurant. Duckling serves traditional dishes from Southern China that are unabashedly imbued with local flavors. Their crispy salted pork belly is addictive and the spicy Szechuan chicken puts “spicy” on a different level. Ask for an English menu to guide your search. To maximize your time, a trip to The Singing Bean (www. macautower.com.mo) will allow you to grab some coffee, try their red velvet cake, and see the Macau Tower (you might even hear some screams from the bungee jumpers too). For congee joints, you can pick from mid range restaurants to the high-end, Michelin-starred. Safe bets are Wynn’s noodle lounge, Grand Lisboa’s Noodle & Congee Corner and its fine-dining attraction, The Eight. Afternoon tea sets (usually from 2 to 6 p.m.) are also big in Macau. You can try the pastries, sandwiches, and tea offerings in Café Bela Vista in the Grand Lapa Hotel in the Macau peninsula (www.grandlapa.com). COME NIGHTFALL The city offers a wide array of clubs and bars. For an atmosphere conducive to conversations, the goto pubs are the Old Taipa Tavern, the sports bar McSorley’s Ale House in the Venetian, and the scenic Sky 21 (www.sky21macau. com) in the Macau peninsula. The latter is located on the 21st floor of the AIA Tower, and its deck provides a spectacular view of the city at night. The AIA Tower also houses the party heavy scene of D2 Club (www.d2club-macau.com). Hotels also have their own late night hangouts. The perennial favourites are the Lion’s Bar at MGM Macau (www.mgmmacau. com/lion-bar) and Club Cubic at the City of Dreams (www.cubiccod.com). The former offers one of the best live bands in the scene while the latter is arguably the hippest and most happening club in the Cotai strip.

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For bar hopping, these trio of modest bars in the Taipa area are probably the best bets: Hive, Mini Bar, and Innside Bar. (price range: MOP 40 - 300/drink). MACAU MERCHANDISE The hotel malls in the Cotai Strip (Sands Cotai, Conrad, Sheraton, Venetian Macao) are shoppers’ havens. The Venetian is not only the largest casino in the world but its expansive area also serves as the city’s largest mall. It’s easy to get overwhelmed here as you search for gadgets, designer bags, shoes, signature apparel, and ready-towear outfits. Alternatively, the Senado Square is Macau’s shopping promenade where some outlet stores are located. Its biggest draw is that it’s close to the Ruins of St. Paul and has one of the biggest branches of the Pasteleria Koi Kei (famous for their take-home goodies like almond cookies, jerky, and peanut candy). Jewelry shops selling gold, diamonds, and jade line the streets leading up to Senado square. While in the city, you might want to catch The House of Dancing Water, the resident show of City of Dreams (www. thehouseofdancingwater.com). This exhilarating show, which combines acrobatic performances, water stunts, and incredible production design, can only be seen in Macau (Tickets range from HKD 580 980). May is also the start of the 25th Macau Arts Festival which showcases theatre, dance, and music exhibitions. Visit www.icm. gov.mo/fam for more information. At the end of the day, Macau’s main attraction will always be its contrasts: from the colossal hotels to the quaint old houses. The European influences blending seamlessly with Oriental roots may not easily be apparent, but as you create your own experience of the city, be prepared to be charmed. n


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ArouND D ub Ai IN $300

Not everyone has to spend like a Sheikh. AYA LOWE shows you how to have a great time in the excessive city of Dubai. DAY 1

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Looking for cheap and cheerful accommodation? Then old Dubai is where it’s at. Not only is it more atmospheric, but it also gives you an idea of what Dubai was like in the old days. The Dubai Youth Hostel (www. uaeyha.com), which starts at US$52 a night, is one of the cheaper options, and is better than most two-star hotels. The day is young and the sun is bright, so head straight to the beach to soak up the sun before it gets too hot. You can head to the Burj Beach to enjoy a view of the world’s only seven-star hotel, Burj Al Arab, which has the cosmopolitan feel of Miami, or Kite Surfers Beach, which has a much more laid-back scene.

All these are free but can get crowded especially during the weekends. Head down Jumeirah Beach Road and have lunch at The Chalet, a local restaurant that’s great for people watching. The menu is extensive, offering anything from European to Indian to Arabic food, most of which are below Dh25 (US$6). Try the filling biryani, a big bed of rice with chicken and spices. The sun is getting too hot so why not take shelter in the region’s largest mall, Dubai Mall. The best bit is you don’t have to spend any money to be entertained. You can ogle at the fish in the world’s largest indoor

aquarium, watch the skaters at the world’s largest indoor skating rink, or wander through an indoor gold souk fashioned after the traditional style. Step outside Dubai Mall to get a view of the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa. Go up to the viewing deck on the 123rd floor to see the city in all its glory, but make sure you’ve booked ahead online as that will save you two-thirds of the price. Walk-in tickets cost Dh400 ($108) while those booked in advance are only Dh125 ($34). As the sun sets, head outside of Dubai Mall to watch a performance by the world’s largest dancing fountain. It


THE PULSE OF THE CITY: Part of the sprawling Jumeirah property, Madinat Jumeirah is an upscale lifestyle complex styled as a traditional Arab souk, with an extensive canal system winding around it.

spurts water and light to a medley of tunes from Bollywood hits to operatic classics. As the sun sets, the Burj Khalifa lights up behind it.

TIP: Check Dubai Mall’s schedule as there are often free concerts and events. For dinner, head back toward Beach road and eat at Iraqi restaurant, Bu Qtair (Road 4d, near Burj Al Arab), a humble beachside shack that serves up fresh curried fish and prawns on plastic dining tables on the sand. The seafood is caught daily and is laid out in front of you. You choose what you want and tell them how many people are

eating and then wait outside. All fish is coated in a spicy paste and shallow fried in traditional Iraqi style. The bill usually comes in at around Dh100 ($27) for two. After you’ve had your fill of fish, head to Madinat Jumeirah, a shopping and dining complex styled as a traditional Arab souk. You can ride an abra (a traditional wooden boat) for Dh75 ($20) for an adult and Dh40 ($10.8) for a child through the Madinat’s extensive canal system. Once inside, there is a faux souk selling tourist trinkets as well as a large number of restaurants and bars. If it’s a Tuesday or Thursday night, head to Barzar Bar in the Madinat for a nightcap and take advantage of its many drink deals.

DAY 2 Wake up early and have breakfast at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding for a local breakfast for about Dh60 ($16) and introduction to Emirati culture. Afterwards, walk off your breakfast at the Al Bastakiya Quarter, one of the oldest residential areas in Dubai. The area houses a number of shops selling arts and crafts and galleries such as the XVA’s Art Hotel, which are free to enter. After you’ve walked up an appetite again, head to one of Dubai’s extensive beach parks and have a barbecue. You can buy your supplies at local supermarkets like Choitrams or Carrefour for under $20. You

LOCAL BITE Visitors to Dubai can’t leave without trying a camel burger. In the historic district of Bastakiya is Local House Coffee Shop and Restaurant (www. localhousedubai.com), which serves traditional food including camel meat. Camel burger with cheese costs $10.

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SUGGESTED APPS Travelers to Dubai should download GUIDE PAL. The app lists the top activities, places to eat and shop, and nightlife listings. Perfect for someone who does not know the city, there is also a map, which tells you where the best places are within your radius. DEFINITELY DUBAI is another app that helps you navigate the city. As well as answering all the basic questions a new arrival might have, it also lists important Dubai numbers, such as taxis, airports, and police. In the “deals” section you’ll find places where you can get discounts anywhere from 5 to 50 percent off on hotels, restaurants, travel, etc.

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GETTING AROUND In the last couple of years, Dubai has invested a lot of money into improving its public transport system, which means there are now plenty of cheap options of getting around. The cheapest option is the Metro. A day pass costs only $3.8 for all zones. Buses are another cheap option: a ride costs as little as 20 cents and you can pick up a timetable from the main coach station in Al Rumoul or online (vgn. dm.gov.ae/DMEGOV/dmtrans-timetables). Taxis are also plentiful and not too expensive. A 25-km trip will set you back $27.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) Burj Khalifa; Al Bastakiya (Photo by Diego Delso); Madinat Jumeirah’s Barzar Bar

have a choice between Jumeirah Beach Park and Al Mamzar Beach Park. Both cost Dh5 ($1.3) to get in to and have facilities, such as toilets, barbecue areas, and shops. Al Mamzar Beach Park even has a huge swimming pool, entrance fee to which only costs Dh10 ($2.7). Afterwards, head toward Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island in the shape of a Palm. The best way to see the island is by taking the monorail (Dh15 or $4 one way) that goes straight up and down the trunk of the island. Head back toward Deira and see the sunset from the creek. This area used to be old Dubai’s trading hub with dhows (big boats) coming in from Iran and Gulf countries. It’s still as bustling and is a great place to stroll and see how Dubai was before the skyscrapers. You can take a ride in an abra for only Dh1 (0.27 cents) to get to the souks on the other side. Head to the gold souk to witness first hand the region’s love for everything gold. Nearby is the spice souk where whiffs of different spices assault you as you enter. This 46 I Mabuhay Magazine I May 2014

is a great place to do some shopping. A great souvenir is dates, which are tasty, healthy, and very Emirati. A kilogram of dates from Bateel sets you back $35.

smoked your fill of tobacco, head across the road to Club Africana in the Rush Inn Hotel where you can dance to an 11-piece Congolese band.

TIP: There are certain areas in Dubai that are geared toward the more budget conscious and here you will find cheaper eateries and shopping—so keep an eye out for these names: Karama, Satwa, Bur Dubai, and Deira.

TIP: If you’re a lady and it’s Tuesday, you’re in luck as the city hosts a number of ladies night. Ladies get at least two free drinks.

It’s your last night in Dubai so you want to check out the night scene. Stay in Old Dubai for a fun and cheap night out. Start at Hakaya Café for cheap shisha starting from $6 and a live oud concert (www. imperialsuiteshotel.com/). When you have

After you’ve built up an appetite from all the dancing, take a taxi to nearby Ravi’s Restaurant, which has become a Dubai institution. Popular among taxi drivers and late-night party revelers, Ravi’s is a no-frills canteen that serves renowned butter chicken and milky chai. A full meal here usually sets you back Dh20 ($5) per person. n


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aT THe CeNTer What used to be a mere hodgepodge of vendors, Covent Garden has become a central hub for tourist shopping with its fancy restaurants, trendy shops, and even a museum.

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he vibrancy of London is like no other. The cultural and commercial life in this exciting city is a perfect blend of centuries-old traditions and rapidly evolving social trends. With a variety of sights and sounds, from its pomp and pageantry to its museums, restaurants, galleries, theaters, and incredible shopping, London is a city at the center of the world. Its diversity and complexity make the British capital a top tourist destination. With so much to explore, it’s difficult to narrow down the long list of reasons to visit. Nevertheless here are some exciting sights and amazing flavors to check out. The city boasts four World Heritage Sites: the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich, and the

Royal Botanic Gardens. These are the places that exude world history and have helped shape the modern world we live in. If arts and culture are your fancy, London’s famous attractions include the Tate Modern, the National Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Incredibly, entry to these museums is free. The Tate Modern is right on the banks of the Thames. It is Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art, including works by famous British artists like Damien Hirst. The National Gallery is a vast space crowning Trafalgar Square. Its exhibits include Western European paintings from the 13th to 19th centuries, by such iconic names as da Vinci and Botticelli to Van Gogh and Renoir. The world-famous British


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CITY TOP GUIDE DESTINATIONS Museum exhibits the works of man from prehistoric to modern times. A walk through gives one a feel for the extent that the British Empire once had around the globe. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Parthenon, and mummies from Ancient Egypt. The river Thames snakes through the heart of London. There are various ways to experience its ebbs and flows, from taking short walks along its banks to more leisurely river cruises and, my own personal fave, a ride on the EDF Energy London Eye. This 32-capsule Ferris wheel takes one on a 30-minute round trip to see more than 55 of the city’s famous landmarks. Theater, of course, is a highlight of London. The West End is the nerve center of the latest plays and musicals, and it is here where many of our Filipina compatriots first made their worldwide marks in such hits as Miss Saigon and Les Misérables. There are more than 6,000 restaurants serving various cuisines throughout the city and 65 of them are Michelin-starred. Many celebrity chefs are based here, too. My recommendations include Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, The Wolseley at Piccadilly, Galvin at Windows, and Nobu. It is said that the sun never sets on the British Empire, and it certainly seems that way when checking out London’s bar scene. Among the latest trendy places are at The Shard or Paramount. Other trendy bars are Sanderson—Long Bar, W Hotel—Piccadilly, and Soho House. At midnight onwards, the top clubs start to get filled up. Make sure you ALL THINGS FOR ALL PEOPLE: (FROM TOP) Camden offers an enormous variety of crafts, clothes, and other bric-a-brac; Michelin-starred restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal serves exquisite dishes like powdered duck breast to poached Rhubarb; Harrods, the biggest department store in Europe

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get your dancing shoes on and head to Ministry of Sound, Pasha, Cargo, Fabric or Corsica Studios. These are the hottest spots to be seen clubbing until wee hours in the morning. Known throughout the world as one of the best shopping cities in Europe, London is a fantastic destination for a shopping holiday. From thrift shops to luxurious department stores such as Harrods, the city really has it all when it comes to shopping. Quirky retail outlets like Dover Street Market and bargain fashions at London’s markets like Camden Market are every fashionista’s shopping heaven. The most famous shopping street in the UK is Oxford Street in London’s West End. It’s the busiest shopping street in Europe and features more than 300 stores. Other interesting markets include Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill for antiques and collectibles, Borough Market for fresh produce, and Covent Garden Market for food products. To navigate London’s exciting life in style and comfort, check out the premium escorted touring service of Insight Vacations (www. insightvacations.com) for a memorable, hassle-free experience. The company offers wonderful tours to London and other European cities, with sensational guided sightseeing, delicious dining experiences, and impeccable personal services, all with a dedicated tour director. n


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London in Summer Girard PhiliP E. Bonotan tells us the best spots to soak up the sun in the UK capital.

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GREEN SPACES: Hyde Park, one of the largest parks in London, is a favorite hangout place of the locals.

he cliché about London’s weather being wet, gray, and cold may be true for most of the year, but experiencing summer there might just very well surprise you. With a good chance that 2014 will be the hottest summer on record in the UK, now is one of those rare times when you can soak up lots of sun while fully enjoying London’s outdoor attractions. With a multitude of parks and squares of varying sizes scattered all over the city, the warm and sunny weather is a good excuse for you to sit on the grass and watch people, or just follow trails that would reward you with sublime encounters with nature.

ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT: Boat riding has never been so classy than in Serpentine Lake, the centerpiece of Hyde Park.

crowning glory of the Regent’s Park with its 12,000 roses. From the adjoining Primrose Hill you can behold London’s skyline with such recognizable landmarks as the Shard, BT Tower, and London Eye stretching before you. Primrose Hill is best visited during sunset. Hyde Park (W2 2UH) is a great place for a break while shopping in nearby Knightsbridge or Oxford Street. The centerpiece of the park is Serpentine Lake, perfect for boating as you feed its resident swans, ducks, and geese. Hyde Park also hosts the Diana Memorial Fountain. Speaking of Princess Diana, you may visit her former residence (and current home of the Duke

USE THESE APPS TO HELP YOU GET AROUND TRANSPORT FOR LONDON will help you get around the city’s extensive transport system. Just key in the postcode of your destination (such as W2 2UH for Hyde Park) and traveling directions are instantly at your hands. LONDON OFFICIAL CITY GUIDE will direct you to the nearest restaurants, shopping places, and attractions. It also provides you choices among a wide array of ongoing free events. TIME OUT LONDON has updated information on the hippest places to hang out while in London. It also offers discounts to events, shows, and restaurants, so check the app regularly.

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Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Regent’s Park, and Richmond Park, visit www.royalparks. org.uk.

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and Duchess of Cambridge), Kensington Palace, on the well-manicured lawns of Kensington Gardens, which abuts Hyde Park. Hampstead Heath (NW6 4JH) always gets busy on weekends, which is justifiable because it feels remote while still being in the city. During summer, London’s denizens are splayed on its meadows worshipping the sun. Bring www.philippineairlines.com I 53


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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR BUDGET BY EATING Good value restaurants are found mainly in Chinatown. Better yet, grab a sandwich or salad from Tesco or Sainsbury and have a picnic in the park. TRANSPORTATION To save on traveling costs, get a daily or weekly pass for the train and tube rather than buying a ticket per trip. THEATER Affordable lastminute tickets to some West End shows can be had at the TKTS booth on Leicester Square. Some shows have day tickets, but be at the ticket booth once they open in the morning to beat the queues. MUSEUMS Most museums in London such as the British Museum, National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Tate Modern are free (except the special exhibitions).

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE: The view of central London as it is seen from Primrose Hill is a relaxing sight on a summer day.

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swimming clothes as you might get tempted to take a dip in one of the heath’s many ponds. The vast green space covers several hills, the highest being Parliament Hill with its breathtaking views of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, and the Gherkin. Richmond Park (TW10 5HS) is perhaps the queen of all parks in London for its sheer size of 1,000 hectares. If not for the occasional drone of planes overhead, Richmond Park’s bucolic environs would make you believe you’re not in the city anymore. It hosts 650 deer, which you would almost certainly encounter while strolling around the park’s expansive woodlands and meadows. While in the area, don’t miss nearby Richmond

Bridge, a great spot for sipping a pint of beer while watching boats undulate to the rhythm of the River Thames. Greenwich Park (SE10 8QY) is home to the prime meridian line, which divides the earth between the eastern and western hemispheres. For science aficionados, you can find the prime meridian at the old Royal Observatory that sits on a hill with panoramic views of Canary Wharf, the City of London, and the Millennium Dome. While in the park also visit the Maritime Museum for a glimpse of Britain’s grand naval history. With summer’s long days, make the most of your time by enjoying London’s great outdoor spaces. n


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THE FINE LIFE TRAVEL

A Whiff Of The World Be transported to a different place together with KARA R. SANTIAGO

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ne of the most interesting facets of life is the ability of people to keep memories. Whether it be a favorite place or the scent of a familiar moment, sensory links always tug at the core of our heartstrings and transport us to a time we can never forget. For Francis Kurdjian, perfumer, connoisseur, and thriving artist, scent is the most powerful of them all. He recognizes this and lives on to create collections of fragrances, known as Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris, a myriad of mélanges that are as intricate as art. The diversity of his fragrances is quite the combination. They all have distinct essences that transport you through ends of the world without having to go any further than taking a whiff off one of Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s elegant glass bottles. Take for example the Aqua Vitae collection, a citrusy, woody blend of tonka bean, vanilla, Calabrese lemon, and Sicilian mandarin plays that emits a both masculine and feminine aura. It takes you to strolls along Waikiki’s shore line, a contrast between city life and nature, the heat and cool air, all while enjoying the waves of the

sea—a seemingly perfect portrayal of Yin and Yang. A close counterpart, the Aqua Universalis line, takes you to the relaxing yet very dynamic and vigorous lifestyle of Australia’s beaches with its musky, floral and citrus undertones. It is an addictive fragrance which creates a connection between the skin and clean linen, sheets and fresh air, the big and small. On the other hand, his OUD Mood collection is a gentle reminder of everyone’s need to escape and get in touch with feelings and sensations, like a call to meditate in the temples of Bali while watching the sunset. Velvet, silk and cashmere moods all give off scents that are both woody and oriental, an intense and concentrated mix of exquisite raw materials. There are light options from his selection as well, like the Pour le Matin cologne that is a powdery, herbal and citrus fusion, think lavender from Provence and white thyme from Morocco. It reminds one of afternoons in London, complete with delicate pâtisseries and a warm cup of Earl Grey. Indeed, it is a complement to any woman’s delicate décolletage. Pour le Soir, made for the man of any woman’s dreams, comes in a contrast of a musky, amber and oriental blend, much like a constellation as seen from Abu Dhabi’s desserts. This infusion comes from benzoin and rose honey from Siam and Bulgaria. Whenever you long for a sweet escape from the monotony of your daily routine, reach for that Maison Francis Kurkdjian bottle and travel the world whilst keeping your feet on the ground. n Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris is available in Adora, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City

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SUMMER ISLAND GUIDE HOPPING TROPICAL DREAM: Think you’ve seen paradise? Explore the rest of Dimakya Island and you’ll realize that you might never want to leave. Photo by Anika Ventura

Preview Paradise

ANIKA VENTURA shares snippets from Coron’s Club Paradise resort

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urquoise waters and a 700 meter stretch of beach mark your arrival at Club Paradise. The resort sits on the private Dimakya Island, about two hours away by land and boat from Coron’s Busuanga airport. Located away from the tourist hubs, you have the beach all to yourself. The resort has been a protected area for more than 15 years, sustaining the island’s thriving wildlife, including a turtle nesting site. Walk out from the shore and you can snorkel or dive in its House Reef which is home to pawikans

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(sea turtles), clownfish, jackfish, and more. Club Paradise’s other famous resident is the dugong. The dugong or sea cow is a legend among divers for its rarity. Luckily, the sea grass which it feeds on is plentiful around Club Paradise and select spots in Coron, making it the area with the highest number of dugong sightings in South East Asia. There is a male dugong that was so frequently spotted he earned the nickname “Paraiso.” Join a dugong searching tour for a chance to see these beautiful, gentle creatures.


HAPPY Hiking Dimakya Island is easily explorable on foot. Walk to the back to see its Sunrise Beach and Hidden Beach. Then trek to Eagle’s Point, the highest point in the island. Make sure to bring a camera. At the top, a picturesque view of the whole island and its surroundings await. Photo by Anika Ventura

noW tHAt’S A SunSet I loved sunset here. You could prop your chair on the sand and read a book while the sun passes. Or, stay under a tree. Resorts usually have parasols, but here, tree branches sway to give you a breeze and occasionally, you’ll hear birds chirping above you. For a different experience, you can also watch the sunset from the ocean by joining the resort’s sunset cruise. Photo by Anika Ventura

out of AfricA Giraffes and zebras in the Philippines? You better believe it. See African wildlife and endemic Palawan animals in Calauit Island. This area is also a site for spotting dugongs. Photo by Sherwin Ballesteros

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Although sometimes crowded with tourist activities, visiting Coron Town Island will will spoil you with amazing scenes of limestones and lagoons. See iconic spots like the Twin Lagoons and Maquinit Hot Springs. Kayangan Lake has a breathtaking panoramic view of islands preceded by a refreshing dip in its clear lake. 385 species of fish reside in Apo Reef. A three hour boat ride from the resort, you’ll have the chance to spot green and hawksbill turtles, sharks, manta rays, and many more. The cluster of three islands that make up Apo Reef also has 47 species of birds.

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Island HoppIng Nearby the resort is Isla Walang lang-aw (Island Without Trees) and Isla Walang tao (Island Without People). You can have these islands to yourself to just swim, sunbathe, or have a picnic. Further away is diatoy Island which has a longer beach stretch and a reef for snorkeling.

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Dugongs with their woman-like curves and mermaid-shaped tail, are labeled the “true mermaids of the sea.” Although similar in appearance to the manatee, dugongs are exclusively marine creatures while manatees live in fresh and brackish water.


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SUSTAINABLE ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

Bliss In Bohol JOAN CHRISTINE PABLO takes us to these pockets of bliss and finds an island full of promise.

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CHOOsE YOUR PaRaDIsE: (CLOCKWIsE FROM OPPOsITE PaGE, TOP) The Chocolate Hills can be visited also on a one-hour SUP tour (Photo by Erwin Lim); the Abatan River is another bucolic location for a relaxed SUP tour; a few hours from Bohol, Manjuyod sandbar in Negros Oriental can be explored on a four-day SUP tour

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started off with a SUP lesson with an accredited n spite of the ruins left by the calamities ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors) instructor last year, Bohol’s natural resources and on how to get the right paddling techniques and exotic wildlife remains intact. The province’s stance on the board. A local guide who knows vibrancy is back and remains true to the phrase it the rivers by heart will also ensure your safety was known for: “God’s little paradise.” and comfort. It only takes about 10 minutes One particular activity that lets you enjoy for a beginner to Bohol’s natural “On the way back, we stopped for coconuts stand on the board, beauty in a and we were even treated to the local chilstart paddling, and sustainable manner

dren performing their traditional dances and begin to explore the is stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). SUP songs on the water’s edge—very special! It was possibilities on a SUP. Here is a run is a fast-growing a slice of Filipino culture that is hard to find down on what to water sport because elsewhere. This was the best by far. Bohol is expect in a typical it’s relatively easy for also doing just fine after the earthquake and is SUP tour. all ages and requires very much open. The local people also need the little investment, tourism so much more now so don’t hesitate to FOR THE which suits any BEGINNER lifestyle. SUP visit!” –Nick and Steph, UK You can combine Tours Philippines this together with the countryside tour to see the offers this ecofriendly adventure in the two most Chocolate Hills and the Tarsier Sanctuary. This beautiful rivers in the Philippines: Loboc and one-hour tour is inclusive of lessons, equipment, Abatan Rivers. fees, and a local guide. From the paddle center, It will take you through a jungle of palm trees, you’ll go downstream, which will exit to a small towering coconut trees, mangroves, lush forests, village port or, you may request to end it with freshwater springs, and waterfalls. Every tour is

WHaT’s sUP? May 2–4, 2014: SUP YOGA Retreat with Lesley Dimson (Manila) June 6–8, 2014: SUP YOGA Retreat with Ron Cocoba (Cebu)

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RIVER SECRETS: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) Loboc River; SUP is an easy activity for all ages; Paddle’s Up Guesthouse in Loboc

GETTING STARTED SUP Tours Philippines offers full package with tour prices starting at Php950. Their recently opened Paddle’s Up Guesthouse located within the premises of the paddle center in Valladolid, Loboc, can make it convenient for you to have SUP on your doorstep with a relaxing atmosphere. They serve fresh, healthy, and delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. www. suptoursphilippines.com

LOOK MA, NO FEET! SUP yoga is also offered in the idyllic Loboc River.

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WHEN THE NIGHT IS YOUNG: A full moon firefly SUP tour lets you marvel at these elusive creatures up close.

a refreshing coconut juice at a charming resort nearby. This tour runs anytime from 7 a.m. till 4 p.m. every day. JUST A QUICK ONE If you want half of your day well spent basking in nature, this tour definitely would give you a sense of achievement and awesome views of the Loboc River. You may choose to go upstream to Busay Falls or downstream to Palo Beach during high tide or to the Port of Loay during low tide. For the upstream tour, you will paddle through the ruins of the old Loboc Church, have a refreshing swim at a natural hidden spring, watch local dances and listen to folk songs, and finally go under the waterfalls of Busay. The downstream tour is paddling through a much pristine forest with giant nipa trees, a stop at the Ati community for a refreshing coconut juice break, and a cultural show upon your request. The tour then proceeds to the mouth of Loboc River connecting to the Bohol Sea, and if the tide is high, you can pass along the mangroves and finish at Palo Beach. Otherwise, the tour ends at the Port of Loay. GOT A FULL DAY TO SPARE? Intermediate paddlers would love to try this one and it is a great way to see the west coast of Bohol. You have to book this tour at least a day in advance as it takes about seven hours, or 66 I Mabuhay Magazine I May 2014

essentially a full day. This tour normally starts at 9 a.m. at the Abatan River Village Center in the town of Cortes, begins upstream of Abatan River, and you paddle through uninhabited areas with mangroves and giant palm trees until you reach the village center for a lunch break. You may request for a cultural show to enliven your experience. After lunch, you may paddle inside the mangrove park or toward a sandbar when it’s mid-tide. The tour then proceeds to Mag-aso waterfalls in Antequera to end your day with a refreshing swim. How about snacks at the waterfalls? Yes, they’ll serve that to you, too. And if you want to venture farther to Panglao Island, feel free to tell Freddie and Joan of SUP Tours Philippines in advance so they can customize a tour for you. WHEN THE MOON IS FULL Now, this is a different kind of nightlife. The best way to see the fireflies is to visit them in their mother tree. There are a number of huge trees along the river that glow with countless fireflies dancing in synchronicity. During the tour, you will learn a lot of fun facts about fireflies and their behavior from the guide. It is advisable to have a preliminary tour during the day to get used to the SUP and be familiar with the river. You may arrange dinner at the paddle center to be ready after your tour. This tour runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. n

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薄荷岛之乐 JOAN CHRISTINE PABLO带领我们畅游充满着迷人魅力的岛屿

薄荷岛的站立式浆板(SUP)可让您穿越棕榈丛林、高耸的椰树、红树林、 茂密的森林、淡水泉以及瀑布。每次出游前,获冲浪指导员学会( ASI )认证的教练将授教SUP课程,指导游客正确的划桨技术和在浆板上的姿 势。此外,熟悉河流的当地导游也会确保您在旅途中的安全与舒适。只 需大约十分钟,初学者就能站上浆板、开始划水、启动探险旅程。以下 是典型SUP游的概要。

来个一日游? 此旅程通常在早上九点于CORTES城镇的ABATAN RIvER vILLAgE 中心出 发。从ABATAN河上游,您会划过长满红树林和棕榈树的无人地区至村庄 中心享用午餐。接着,您可划入红树林公园,若恰逢半潮则可朝向沙 洲。之后,前往旅程的最后一站ANTEqUERA 的 MAg-ASO瀑布体验亲水乐 趣。您若想进一步探索 PANgLAO 岛,请提早通知菲律宾SUP TOURS 的 FREddIE 和 JOAN,以便能为您制定行程。 夜晚时分

初学者 这一个小时的旅程始于划桨中心,接着顺流而下至一个小村庄的口岸。 旅程结束前可到附近一家迷人的度假村品尝一杯清凉消暑的椰汁。

河边的许多大树上汇集了数不清的萤火虫,一闪一闪的在夜空中翩翩起 舞。您可从此夜游的导游那里学到很多关于萤火虫的有趣知识和行为。 游客受促在日间参加一项预备之旅,以习惯站立式浆板和熟悉河流。此 外,您还可安排在旅程结束后到划桨中心享用晚餐。

快速之旅 若您想花半天的时间沉浸在大自然中,那么此旅程最适合不过,除了给 您带来成就感外,还可欣赏到LOBOC 河的壮观景色。在上游的划程中, 您会路经已毁坏的古老LOBOC教堂,接着到一个隐蔽的天然泉水中畅游一 番、观赏当地的舞蹈和歌唱表演,最后划下BUSAy瀑布。在下游划程中, 您会穿越一个长满巨大聂帕榈的原始森林,之后停靠在ATI群落享用清 凉的椰汁,若有兴趣也可要求观赏文化表演。接下来划往连接薄荷海的 LOBOC 河,若恰逢涨潮,您可沿着红树林前进,然后结束于PALO海滩; 否则旅程就在LOAy口岸结束。

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rom Bohol comes a story that tries to explain why rice is white. However, there is a variety of red rice that the same myth also attempts to explain. A long, long time ago, a famine gripped Bohol. The people begged Sappia, the goddess of mercy, to give them food. Sappia took pity on them and came down to earth. All land was brown and scorched: A long drought left the land parched. Only the most hardy weeds survived the long, rainless months, and already, people were dying of hunger. Her heart welling with compassion, Sappia bared her bosom and squeezed a drop of milk into each barren ear of the weeds. She emptied one breast, and then the other. But alas, there were still a few more weeds with empty ears! She implored heaven to give her more milk, but when she pressed her breast again, blood and not milk dropped into the remaining sterile ears. Having given her all to

the plants, she bent low and whispered: “Oh, plants! Bear thou in abundance, and feed my hungry people.� So saying, Sappia vanished from the earth. She returned to heaven where every day she watched the useless weeds grow heavy with grain. She watched as the hungry gathered the ripened stalks. When the people pounded the harvest, most of the grains were milky white. These came from the ears which Sappia filled with her milk. Some grains were red, and these came from those which were filled with her blood. But red or white, the people cooked the grains, found them good to eat, and best of all, these nourished them back to strength. They saved some of the seeds, which they planted when the rains came soon after. The seeds gave a bountiful harvest. From her heavenly home Sappia rejoiced with the people. This life-giving grain, which was her gift into the famine-stricken people of Bohol, is what we now know as rice. n

THE MYTHS Philippine Folk Literature by Damiana L. Eugenio. Published by the University of the Philippines Press, 2001. Paperback, 513 pages. (+632) 928 2558; up.press@gmail.com; www.uppress.com.ph

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Places To Dive In May JUN V. LAO lists this month’s best spots for diving aficionados.

THE COOLEST SCHOOL Tubbataha’s dramatic underwater reefs complete with schooling Giant Trevally inspire awe from divers.

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ith over 7,100 islands, the Philippines can be quite an overwhelming destination to select the perfect dive spot, but the month of May guarantees lots of sun and the calmest conditions for scuba diving. From the north all the way down south, there is obviously a myriad of excellent choices for diving. To start ticking off your dive bucket list, here are five dive spots, where convenience, diversity, and unique chance encounters await. TUBBATAHA REEFS, PALAWAN At the geographic center of the Sulu Sea lies the best diving spot in the country. Access is only via “live on board” or private charters, which do scheduled pickups in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. Tubbataha has it all—from hectares of pristine vibrant reefs to a banquet of sharks, rays,

and schooling fish. It’s best to get a dive master to lead your dive to get the best experience. Diving Tubbataha is open only from March to early June and it is suggested to plan a year in advance for a trip here. ANILAO, BATANGAS Just a short two-hour journey from Manila, Anilao is home to a resident school of jackfish and reefs blessed with fields of colorful soft coral. Closer inspection of its coral blocks and sandy areas yield an abundance of amazing tiny marine life. New and seasoned divers will be in for a visual feast by exploring a choice of more than 40 dive sites. APO ISLAND AND DAUIN, NEGROS ORIENTAL (via Dumaguete) Dubbed as the most successful marine


CEBU’S MARINE STARS: A diver explores a plane wreck in Moalboal’s enchanting waters; the majestic thresher shark with its signature long tail can regularly be spotted in Malapascua Island.

protected area in Southeast Asia, expect vibrant soft coral and a turtle buffet at Apo Island. Nearby is Dauin, which is world famous for its wide array of rare and tiny marine fauna. Also, it takes just a 45-minute boat ride to Oslob, Cebu, which is the quickest way to snorkel or dive with whale sharks. MOALBOAL, CEBU Expect millions of sardines to greet you as you descend Moalboal’s waters. Prepare to be engulfed by shimmers, shadows, and amazing shapes, an experience, which is most unique within Southeast Asia. Make a stop at Copton Point and have fun with the light plane wreck just 20 meters below. It takes only three hours to get there going down southwest from Mactan.

MALAPASCUA, CEBU This is the only place in Asia where one can reliably see thresher sharks. The experience is very distinctive as seeing them requires you to wake up at 5 a.m. and dive down to 20 meters to an underwater shoal where they frequent for the sole purpose of getting cleaned by reef fishes. A sunset dive at the lighthouse site is also the best place to encounter Mandarin fishes. It takes just a short three-hour trip to the northernmost tip of Cebu from Mactan Airport. n

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BEST NEWS PRACTICES

Searching for a Star The Department of Tourism unveils this new award to celebrate excellence in tourism among shining examples of Filipino hospitality.

FILIPINO HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST El Nido Resorts welcome guests with a native song (Photo by Erwin Lim); the bounty of the sea is served fresh at Paraiso Restaurant, Boracay (Photo by Leah de Leon)

NOMINATE YOUR STAR Deadline for submission of nominations is on May 31 of every year. The first awarding ceremony will be held in September 2014. Check www. tourismstar.ph for more details.

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ave you ever been seriously impressed by a tourism frontliner in the Philippines—say, an honest taxi driver or a dynamic mayor in the last town you visited? This time, the best compliment that you can give that person may not be in the form of a monetary tip, but a nomination to this new awards program. The Department of Tourism (DOT) has launched a new set of awards for individuals who have demonstrated strong and deep commitment to the country’s

tourism industry through excellent customer service and investment in tourism development efforts. Dubbed “Tourism Star Philippines,” the awards are divided into two categories: tourism frontliners (individuals) who embody the true Filipino brand of warm hospitality, and local chief executives (LCE) such as a mayor or a governor whose projects contribute positively to the tourism industry. The individuals’ category is open to all Filipinos who have direct or indirect contact with tourists and who may belong to one of the following: travel

by a list of tourism-related accomplishments and will be judged according to institutional, promotions, planning, and product development, regulatory, investments, centerpiece projects, support to DOT advocacies, and best practices in tourism. More than just bragging rights for the winning LCE, his or her local community shall receive a maximum of Php1 million worth of funding for a communitybased tourism project of their recommendation. Other prizes include a booth space in an

“The awards program is in honor of the tremendous contribution of many Filipinos in what is now the fastest growing industry in the country, a priority sector that is able to drive inclusive economic growth, one that is worth Php571.3 B in the nation’s GDP.” DOT Sec. Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. agencies and tour operators, tour guides, tourist transport, accommodation establishments, and individual service providers. An individual nominee must exhibit Filipino quality values of hospitality, flexibility, adaptability, creativity, honesty, professionalism, and promptness. On the other hand, a potential Tourism Star from the LCE category must have led, facilitated, or contributed to a tourism movement in their community. The nominees must be backed up

international travel fair and a trophy awarded by no less than President Benigno Aquino III. This program will also mark a milestone in the DOT as it fully implements the National Tourism Development Plan, which leverages on public– private sector partnerships to improve the competitiveness of tourism facilities and services, capacitate local government units, ensure sustainable tourism development, and initiate focused marketing and promotions efforts. n


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Sweet Dreams Come Alive An unexpected collision of chocolate and theater will debut on August 22–24 this year in Singapore for the world’s first confection theater show, Fantasia by Escriba. You read that right: chocolate and theater. Think of Alice in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Acclaimed Spanish theater group the Comediants together with other performers from Europe and Singapore will come together to create a one-of-a-kind experience at this delicious extravaganza. Towering edible creations will take up a whopping 8,000 sqm of a “sweeter-than-life fantasy world.” Upon entrance, you will walk under candy-floss clouds, be greeted by life-size safari animal sculptures, and will be taken to eight themed galleries of artisanal delights. Guests are not just invited to view the creations, but also to interact with performers and even take part in confection master classes. This event is the brainchild of internationally renowned pastry chefs Christian Escriba and his wife Patricia Schmidt. Fantasia by Escriba will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. www.fantasiaescriba.com

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Wander into Wanderland Wanderland Music & Arts Festival returns for its second year at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds in Makati City. Last year, Wanderland impressed festival enthusiasts with international acts, including Temper Trap, Neon Trees, and Nada Surf. This year, the festival has lined up The Drums, The Paper Kites, and The Royal Concept. On May 17, expect a new experience as the Wanderland monsters introduce the Carnival. For an aerial view of festivities, hop on the Ferris wheel for a ride. You can also take part in carnival games and visit exciting attractions in the vicinity. Tickets cost Php4,800 for an all-day festival pass 11 a.m. onwards. These are available at SM Tickets and TicketNet outlets.

renegade Folk Energetic, passionate, and confident. If you think these words define you, you might just be a Renegade Folk woman. Renegade Folk is a local women’s shoe brand that was formed by the Sambalido sisters—Tina, Regina, and Bea— together with their friend Bibai, as a response to trendy footwear for women saturating the market. Unlike other footwear brands, Renegade Folk pulls away from the popular and embraces the quirky, colorful, and fun. “You can still be your fabulous self while fitting in,” Bea says, explaining the Renegade Folk philosophy behind their tagline “Cheers to being you.” The brand’s Your Kind of Summer line focuses on sandals as brightly colored straps criss-cross over brown soles to fit the season, and colorblocked envelope clutches yearn for playtime. Renegade Folk’s sandals are priced at PhP1,400–1,500. All products are made of real leather and are proudly produced in the Philippines. www.renegadefolk.com

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Creation storY: a new taKe Furniture designer Vito Selma has always focused on the natural. Though his designs’ influences may range from Japanese to Scandinavian, they maintain a distinctly Filipino aesthetic. This holds true for his latest Kawayan (bamboo) collection, featuring the award-winning Kawayan Floor Lamp. During the Philippine International Furniture Show held last March at the SMX Convention Center, the Kawayan Floor Lamp took the design award for Best Home Accessory, while the collection was nominated for a total of four categories. Interior designer and freelance stylist Martina Bautista describes the piece as rustic because the Kawayan lamp seems to “strip [sic] the natural elements for a modern white.” The lamp was inspired by the traditional Filipino myth of Malakas (strong) and Maganda (beautiful), the mythical first man and woman who were born out of a split bamboo. www.vitoselma.com

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Xueshan, or literally “snow mountain” as the name suggests, undergoes bitterly cold weather during winter. Even though it was at the tail-end of the season—the snow gracefully melting away from the rest of the mountain while the tops remain white—photographer Zean Villongco still found the biting cold difficult to take a photograph. The only comfort was holding on to a cup of warm soup.

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ASIA’S FIRST AIRLINE

included the Boeing 747-400 in 1993, the Airbus 340-300 in 1997, and the Boeing 777-300ER in 2009. On April 20, 2012, PAL welcomed a strategic investor into the company— San Miguel Corporation, the Philippines’ largest conglomerate—significantly boosting the flag carrier’s immediate and long-term prospects. Recharged, PAL embarked on a bold growth strategy anchored on fleet modernization, network expansion, and service innovations. On August 28, 2012, the airline placed a firm order for 54 new-generation Airbus aircraft comprising 44 short-range A321-200 and 10 long-range A330-300 High Gross Weight (HGW) jets—the largest aircraft order in Philippine aviation history. The

Philippine Airlines—Asia’s first airline—is the flag carrier of the Republic of the Philippines and the pioneer airline of the country, with a 73-year history steeped in tradition and modernity.

following month, ten more A300-300 HGW aircraft were added to the order. Deliveries commenced in August 2013 and will continue until 2019. Today, the PAL fleet comprises 82 aircraft across six family types, ranging

PAL first took flight on March 15, 1941, with a small propeller-powered Beech

from turbo-prop airplanes that serve far-flung islands and smaller communities

18 airplane flying 212 kilometers from Makati, near Manila, to Baguio in the

of the Philippines to “jumbo” jets that fly the intercontinental routes. As of

northern Philippines, carrying a full load of five passengers.

May 2014, the fleet included four Bombardier Q300s and five Q400s; four

Upon the outbreak of World War II on December 8, 1941, PAL’s two Beech

Airbus A319s, twenty-six A320s and seven A321s; eight Airbus A300-300s

18s were pressed into military service, flying missions to evacuate American

and ten new High Gross Weight A330-300s; eight Airbus A340-300s, four of

pilots to Australia. Both were destroyed in battle. Postwar operations resumed

which have new cabin configuration ; six Boeing 777-300ERs; and four Boeing

on February 14, 1946. On July 31, 1946, a PAL-chartered DC-4 took off from

747-400s.

Makati carrying American servicemen home to Oakland, California. The

PAL is in the midst of a comprehensive fleet renewal program that began

41-hour journey across the Pacific, with stops in Guam, Wake, Kwajalein, and

on August 7, 2013 with the arrival of its first A321, the vanguard of 64 aircraft

Honolulu, made PAL the first Asian airline to cross the vast ocean. On May

on order from Airbus. The airline received 12 aircraft from that order in 2013,

3, 1947, PAL opened a route to Rome and Madrid, later extended to London,

including the A321 equipped with Airbus’ new blended winglet design, called

becoming the first Southeast Asian airline to fly to Europe. Over the next

“sharklets”. This made PAL the first airline in Asia-Pacific to operate the A321

three decades, its international route network ranged from Asia to Australia,

with this new technology.

the Middle East, Europe, and North America, establishing PAL as one of the world’s leading carriers of that era.

Over the next six years, PAL will have a busy delivery schedule. It is slated to accept 54 aircraft in the next five years. The influx of new aircraft has

PAL keeps in step with advancements in aircraft technology, regularly

allowed PAL to rapidly expand its route network. In 2013, the flag carrier

acquiring the latest aircraft to maintain a young, modern fleet. From DC-3s

launched services to 10 international destinations in seven countries across

that served as its workhorse in the 1940s and 1950s, Vicker Viscount

three continents, including the first direct link between the Philippines and

turboprops and Fokker F-27s were added to the fleet in the 1960s. In 1966,

Europe in 15 years— to London Heathrow— in November. More destinations

BAC 1-11 aircraft introduced pure-jet service in the domestic sector and in

are planned for 2014 onward.

1974, the McDonnell Douglas DC-10—PAL’s first wide-body aircraft—went into

In its eighth decade, with a new investor on board and a bold vision to chart

service on the trans-Pacific route. It was succeeded as PAL’s flagship in 1979

its path, Philippine Airlines can look back at a proud legacy of service to the

by the Boeing 747-200, which featured “Skybeds” paired with First Class seats

nation and beyond to a future where it will soar once more as a major global

on its upper deck—a first in the industry. Upgrades to the long-range fleet

network carrier.

OUR FLEET

Q300

A320

CapaCity range engine type Cruising speed length wingspan

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up to 56 up to 1,144 nm 2 pw-123b 240 kts 25.70 meters 27.4 meters

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up to 76 up to 1,600 nm 2 pw-150a 350 kts 32.83 meters 28.42 meters

Q400

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A321

CapaCity range engine type Cruising speed length wingspan

A319 CapaCity range engine type Cruising speed length wingspan

A340

CapaCity range engine type Cruising speed length wingspan

up to 134 up to 3,240 nm CFm56-586 maCh 0.78 33.84 meters 34.10 meters

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CapaCity range engine type Cruising speed length wingspan

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up to 294 up to 7,695 nm ge-CFm56 5C/4 maCh 0.81 63.68 meters 60.30 meters

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B747

CapaCity range engine type Cruising speed length wingspan

A330 : : : : : :

CapaCity range engine type Cruising speed length wingspan

CapaCity range engine type Cruising speed length wingspan

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up to 414 up to 6,202 nm CF6-80e1a2 / trent 772b-60 maCh 0.88 / maCh 0.81 63.68 meters 60.30 meters

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WELCOME ABOARD provided for long-haul flights leaving after six in the evening. Junior Jetsetter Activity kits featuring well-loved cartoon characters are given to children aged 2-11 flying on flights bound for the USA, Canada, Australia, and the Middle East.

hAnd luggAge. Passengers are permitted one cabin bag each. The hand luggage should not weigh more than 7 kg, and the combined length, width, and height dimension must not exceed 115 cm or 45 inches in total. Personal items such as laptop computers, handbag, camera, and infants’ food and carrying basket may be carried separately. eleCtrOniC deviCes. These must be turned off completely while walking to/ from the aircraft, during take-off, approach, and landing. Non-transmitting electronic equipment and those without any accessories that would transmit/receive radio signals, such as laptop computers (without Wi-Fi and wireless peripheral devices) and CD/ DVD/MP3 players, may be used during flight and ground stops. deep vein thrOmBOsis (dvt). This is a condition in which a blood clot forms in the deep veins in the lower extremities. Risk factors of DVT include prolonged immobility, obesity, smoking, taking birth control pills,

pregnancy, and inherited blood-clotting disorders. Circulation can be improved by practicing simple exercises while seated. sAfety On BOArd. During takeoff and landing, ensure that seat back is in upright position, the tray tables securely folded, hand luggage stowed, and seatbelt securely fastened (to ensure uninterrupted rest, kindly fasten seatbelts during the entire flight even if the seatbelt sign is off). Life vests are placed beneath your seat or in/under your armrest. In the event of sudden drop in cabin pressure, oxygen masks will automatically drop in front of the passenger. Smoking, including artificial cigarettes, is strictly forbidden at all times on all PAL flights.

fOOd And BeverAge. Philippine Airlines is pleased to serve on all international flights complimentary in-flight meals ranging from traditional Filipino dishes to favorite international cuisines. Drinks are available, featuring a variety of refreshments depending on the route. Alcoholic drinks are served only to passengers aged 18 years and older (21 years on sectors to and from the USA). Government regulation prohibits consumption of alcoholic beverages brought from outside or purchased on board. The cabin crew reserves the right not to serve alcoholic drinks if the situation so warrants. Alcoholic drinks are not available on domestic flights. Passengers with special dietary needs may order special meals when they book their flight. For more information, call our service hotline (+632) 8558888 or log in to www. philippineairlines.com. n

in-flight Amenities. Toiletries (handwash, mouthwash, lotion, and cologne) are available inside the cabin lavatories. Pillows and blankets are available upon request or can be found on the seat on all international flights. Business class overnight kits are are

SERVICE GUIDE Online BOOking. Our online booking features a fully automated facility that allows travelers to decide quickly when it is most convenient and cheapest to fly. For more information, please visit us at www.philippineairlines.com. AirpOrt CheCk-in. PAL offers “early bird” advanced check-in service in select airports to avoid rush during peak check-in hours. Senior citizens traveling with up to two companions and passengers with NO CHECK-IN BAGGAGE on PAL flights departing Manila may avail themselves of the express check-in service at designated counters. AirpOrt lOunges. PAL has Mabuhay Lounges in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, General Santos City, and San Francisco. Mabuhay Class passengers, as well as Mabuhay Miles Million Miler, Premier Elite, and Elite members, can unwind, dine, and freshen up in these lounges before boarding their flights. PAL has contracted the services of airport lounge operators in other international stations to offer the same amenities to said passengers.

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rhush (rApid hAndling Of urgent shipment). This is the fastest way to ship cargo domestically and overseas. An airport-to-airport service that has the highest priority in cargo, guaranteed space, fast and quick acceptance and release time, and money-back guarantee (conditions apply). For more information, please call PAL Cargo Sales and Reservation in Manila at (+632) 8313061, 8795879, 8340362, or 8533059, or any PAL office in your area. ChOiCe eCOnOmy seAt surChArge. We are pleased to announce that passengers may purchase a choice economy seat. These seats are positioned at the bulkhead and exit rows to provide the widest legroom possible on this class of service. Seats may be reserved upon ticketing. Confirmation will be done at the airport to comply with the Philippine Civil Air Regulations. Fees are collected upon check-in and may vary per destination. fOrwArd eCOnOmy seAt surChArge. For your easy and priority disembarkation, you can get forward seats located in the front rows of the economy zone except exit rows or bulk head seats area which shall remain

Choice Economy Seat. This will also ensure that families and groups are seated together. These preferred forward seating that are applicable for flights between USA/Canada and Manila may be reserved subject to applicable Forward Economy Seat Surcharge (FESS). mABuhAy miles freQuent flyer prOgrAm. Travel the world with Philippine Airlines and enjoy a host of privileges that add up to miles of difference. Open to anyone aged 2 and above, the Mabuhay Miles Frequent Flyer Program is designed to deliver to you the best rewards and privileges. And as you move up to higher elite levels, more travel privileges await you. For details, visit www. mabuhaymiles.com or visit any PAL office. pAl inAir Your home in the sky allows you to keep in touch with your loved ones through PAL iNAiR. You can now text, tweet, email, and surf the internet as you fly across the network. Internet subscription plans ranges from US $ 5 - 40 depending on your needs. You may use your credit card or purchase scratch cards. Simply ask any of our flight attendants for assistance. (Service is available on selected aircraft) n


TOUCHDOWN MANILA

advantage of “happy hour” drink promos at bars and pubs, dance up a storm at clubs and street parties, or cap an exhilarating night with a calming cappuccino at the corner café. Hotspots not to be missed are bohemian Malate in Manila, cosmopolitan Fort in Taguig, upscale Ayala and Rockwell Centers in Makati, trendy Libis and Timog districts in Quezon City, and chill out in the south Paranaque and Alabang areas.

COASTAL BEAUTY: The province of Palawan has many more natural attractions beyond the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Puerto Princesa Underground River, such as this beautiful beach in Sabang.

PHILIPPINES AT A GLANCE

Official Name: Republika ng Pilipinas/ Republic of the Philippines Capital: Manila Official Languages: Filipino, English Land Area: 1115,830 sq mi/300,000 sq km Climate: Hot Dry Season: March–May Rainy Season: June–November Cool Dry Season: December–February Temperature Range: 21°C (70°F) to 32°C (90°F) Currency: Philippine peso (Php) PHILIPPINE JEWELS. One of the New 7 Wonders of Nature can be found in Palawan, Philippines. It is the Puerto Princesa Underground River. The Conus gloriamaris or “Glory of the Seas cone” is the rarest and most expensive seashell in the world and can be found in the Philippines. Boracay, an island located at the northwestern tip of Panay, has some of the world’s best beaches, with sugary-white, powdery sand that never burns your feet no matter how hot the day gets.

RELIgION. Approximately 90% of Filipinos are Christians: about 80% belong to the Roman Catholic Church while 10% belong to other Christian denominations. Between 5% and 10% of the population are Muslim, most of whom live in parts of Mindanao, Palawan, and the Sulu Archipelago—an area known as Bangsamoro or the Moro region. SHOPPINg. The Philippines is fast becoming a shopping haven, yielding great bargains if you know what to look for and where. Divisoria Flea Market in downtown Manila is the place to go for cheap and tight-budget shopping. The country’s upscale malls carry international brands and can be found within the area of the Makati Central Business District. Handicraft stores can be found all over the country, selling export-quality products like native baskets, hand-woven fabrics, fine jewelry, and home accessories. NIgHTLIfE. Metropolitan Manila is considered a pleasure-seeker’s paradise, with an array of nighttime activities, from the soothing to the sinful. You can listen to whatever music you fancy from the country’s popular bands and singers, take

TRANSPORTATION. PAL flies between Manila and 32 cities and towns throughout the country. Public transportation such as taxis, buses, jeepneys, and motorized tricycles are available in major cities. The train services are provided by three main railway networks that serve different areas of Metro Manila and parts of Luzon: the Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRT), the Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRT), and the Philippine National Railways (PNR). International car rental companies provide chauffeured or selfdriven limousine service. Large groups may hire medium-sized passengers vans or tourist coaches. fOOD. Filipino food may puzzle the first-time eater. Philippine history is largely responsible for this complex mix of cuisine from the Chinese traders who introduced their culinary influence to Castilian and Mexican cooking brought by the Spanish colonizers. The Americans brought the convenience of fast food meal while other Asian cuisines from the Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese started to emerge as well. Famous Filipino dishes include lechón (whole roasted pig), longganisa (Philippine sausage), tapa (cured beef), torta (omelette), adobo (chicken and/ or pork braised in garlic, vinegar, oil, and soy sauce), kaldereta (meat stewed in tomato sauce), mechado (larded beef in soy and tomato sauce), puchero (beef and plantains in tomato sauce), afritada (chicken and/or pork with vegetables simmered in tomato sauce), kare-kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce), crispy pata (deepfried pig’s leg), hamonado (pork braised in pineapple sauce), sinigang (meat or seafood in sour broth), pancit (noodles), and lumpia (fresh or fried spring rolls). n

AIRLINE PARTNERS To serve you better, Philippine Airlines broadened its route network through Codesharing with its Airline Partners, offering you more destinations worldwide. PAL sells the flight sector operated by the Airline Partner. When traveling on any of PAL’s Codeshare flights, Mabuhay Miles members enjoy certain privileges. The privileges listed in the tables below are applicable provided ticket sales and reservations are under PAL’s seat allocation and upon presentation of the Mabuhay Miles membership card.

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DOMESTIC ROUTES Basco / Bacolod / Busuanga / Butuan / Cagayan de Oro / Calbayog / Catarman / Caticlan / Cebu / Cotabato / Davao / Dipolog /Dumaguete / General Santos / Iloilo / Kalibo / Laoag / Legazpi / Manila / Masbate/ Naga / Ozamiz / Puerto Princesa / Roxas / Surigao / Tacloban / Tagbilaran / Tuguegarao / Zamboanga

LONDON

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AFRICA

INDIAN OCEAN

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INTERNATIONAL ROUTES Abu Dhabi / Bahrain / Bali / Bangkok / Beijing / Busan / Brisbane / Dammam / Darwin / Dubai / Fukuoka / Guam / Guangzhou Haneda / Ho Chi Minh / Honolulu / Hong Kong / Jakarta / London / Los Angeles / Macau / Manila / Melbourne / Nagoya / Osaka / Riyadh / San Francisco / Seoul / Shanghai / Singapore / Sydney / Taipei / Tokyo / Toronto / Vancouver / Xiamen

ASIA NORTH AMERICA VANCOUVER TORONTO

SEOUL

BEIJING

SAN FRANCISCO

HANEDA TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA

LOS ANGELES

BUSAN SHANGHAI

XIAMEN HONG KONG GUANGZHOU TAIPEI MACAU BANGKOK HI CHI MINH

HONOLULU

GUAM KALIBO CEBU

PAC I F I C O C E A N

SINGAPORE JAKARTA BALI DARWIN

AUSTRALIA

BRISBANE SYDNEY

MELBOURNE

LEGEND PAL Flights PAL Codeshare Flights

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FLIGHT FACTS Facts and figures about our flights and schedules. Distances and flight times may vary due to weather conditions, flight path changes, and the type of aircraft utilized. FLIGHT TIME refers to the time from when the aircraft engines start up before take-off, until the aircraft comes to a halt after landing. MM MILES refers to flight miles earned when travelling on Fiesta (Economy) Class, as adopted from the IATA standards.

DOMESTIC ROUTES & S ECTO RS

MM MI LE S

FL IGH T TIM E

INTERNATIONAL RESERVATIONS

MANILA

MM M IL E S

F L IG H T T IM E

R E SE RVAT IO NS

MANILA

Bacolod Basco Busuanga Butuan

298 413 176 489

1:10 1:45 1:00 1:30

Cagayan de Oro

486

1:30

Calbayog

1:15

Catarman

1:15

Caticlan

1:10

Cebu

349

1:15

Cotabato Davao

552 597

1:30 1:45

Dipolog Dumaguete

438 390

1:30 1:15

General Santos

647

1:45

Iloilo

280

1:05

Jolo (from Zamboanga) Kalibo

93 250

0:40 0:55

Laoag Legazpi Masbate Naga Ozamiz

257 250 230 478

0:55 0:55 1:15 0:50 1:25

Puerto Princesa Roxas Surigao

364 311 446

1:15 0:55 1:20

Tacloban Tagbilaran

352 387

1:10 1:10

203

1:00

530

1:00 1:30

Tawi-Tawi (from Zamboanga) Tuguegarao Zamboanga

ROUTES & S E C TO R S

(034) 433-3045 (0919) 511-2797 (085) 226-5118 / 4777 (085) 341-5156 (088) 857-2294 / 95 (088) 857-2688 (088) 858-8863 (055) 209-2885 (055) 533-8885 (055) 209-9228 (055) 251-8996 (055) 500-9886 (036) 288-7536 (036) 288-7538 (036) 288-7539 (032) 340-0191 (032) 234-2713 (064) 431-0136 (082) 233-0284 (082) 232-8010 (082) 234-0073 (082) 221-5513 (082) 225-0990 (065) 212-2355 / 2356 (035) 225-4266 (035) 226-1301 (083) 552-1235 / 36 (083) 552-5282 (083) 553-3943 (033) 333-0003 (033) 320-4893 (036) 262-3260 (036) 262-1261 (077) 670-8533 (052) 481-0780 (054) 473-2277 (088) 521-5565 (088) 521-0462 (048) 433-4565 (036) 621-0244 (086) 231-9680 (086) 826-8589 (053) 321-2213 (038) 412-2232 (038) 411-4226

(078) 844-9238 (062) 991-5800 (062) 993-0488

Abu Dhabi Bahrain Bali Bangkok Beijing Busan

4,352 4,580

9:00 9:58

1,657 1,368 1,797

3:40 3:15 4:25

1,515

3:45

Brisbane (via Darwin) Dammam Darwin Doha Dubai Fukuoka Guam Guangzhou Ho Chi Minh Hong Kong Honolulu Jakarta

3,591 4,631 1,967 4,528 4,294 1,445 1,596 791 1,002 712 5,296 1,732

8:15 8:54 4:25 8:15 8:45 3:30 3:40 2:15 2:30 2:00 10:15 6:15

Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Macau Melbourne Nagoya Osaka Riyadh San Francisco Seoul Shanghai Singapore Sydney Taipei Tokyo Toronto (via Vancouver) Vancouver Xiamen

6,671 7,290 723 3,927 1,741 1,651 4,833 6,978 1,624 1,152 1,476 3,883 731 1,879 8,228 6,560 714

3:40 15:24 12:30 1:55 8:00 4:00 3:55 9:28 12:00 4:00 3:10 3:35 10:50 2:00 4:15 16:10 12:05 2:10

1,060 1,884 2,024

2:40 4:25 4:40

00971 2 6351700 00973-17225650 extension 213 (662) 633-5713 / 14 (8610) 6510 2991 / 2992 / 2993 (8251) 466-0333 (8251) 464-7890

(974) 4433-7302 (9714) 316-6632 (8192) 292-1627 (671) 632-1615 / 17 / 19 (848) 832-872105 (852) 230-19350 / 51 1-800-635-8653 (6221) 300-15757 (6221) 936-1612 / 613 (603) 2141 0767 1-800-435-9725 (853) 2835-5770 (613) 965-02188 (8152) 588-7131 (816) 6444-2541 1-800-435-9725 (0082) 1544-1717 (8621) 6279-8765 (65) 6336-1611 (612) 927-92020 (8862) 250-67255 (813) 5157-4362 1-800-435-9725 1-800-435-9725 (86592) 239-4729 / 30 /65

CEBU Hong Kong Seoul Tokyo

(852) 2301-9300 (0082)-1544-1717 (813) 5157-4362

RESERvATIONS, TOuR PAckAGES, MAbuhAy MILES AND FLIGhT INFORMATION PhILIPPINES: Manila (632) 8558888 Cebu (6332) 3400191

uS/cANADA: 1 (800) I FLY PAL or 1 (800) 4359725

For more information, visit www.philippineairlines.com

FLIGHT TRANSFERS IN MANILA If connecting to a Terminal 3 DOMESTIC or INTERNATIONAL flight (Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Dipolog, Dumaguete, Legazpi, Ozamiz, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Kalibo) 1. Clear with IMMIGRATION. 2. Claim baggage and proceed to CUSTOMS CLEARANCE COUNTER. 3. Drop back baggage at the CAROUSEL. 4. Proceed to the ITTL (Inter Terminal Transit Lounge) and be ready to present your Boarding Pass for a free service to Terminal 3. If connecting to a Terminal 2 INTERNATIONAL flight 1. Upon disembarkation in Manila, proceed to TRANSFER DESK.

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If connecting to a Terminal 2 DOMESTIC flight (Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Laoag, Tagbilaran, Kalibo) 1. Clear baggage with IMMIGRATION. 2. Claim baggage and proceed to CUSTOMS CLEARANCE COUNTER. 3. Drop back baggage at the CAROUSEL. 4. Proceed to Terminal 2 Southwing. PAL PASSENGERS’ DESTINATIONS

25 %

22 %

18 %

Southeast Asia/ Guam/ New Delhi

USA/Canada

Japan


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Stars Joaquin Phoenix Amy Adams Scarlett Johansson Director Spike Jonze Drama 126 mins Rated R From the singular perspective of filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature and the risks of intimacy in the modern world.

thE huNgER gAMES: CAtChINg fIRE

I, fRANkENStEIN

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Stars Aaron Eckhart Bill Nighy Miranda Otto Director Stuart Beattie Action 92 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Jennifer Lawrence Josh Hutcherson Liam Hemsworth Director Francis Lawrence Action 146 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Will Arnett Elizabeth Banks Alison Brie Director Phil Lord Animation 100 mins Rated PG

Set in a dystopic present where gargoyles and demons rage in a battle, Frankenstein's creation Adam finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Emmet, a perfectly average LEGO mini figure, is mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world. He is drafted into an epic quest, a journey for which he is hilariously underprepared.

Stars George Clooney Matt Damon Bill Murray Director George Clooney Drama 118 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Ben Stiller Kristen Wiig John Daly Director Ben Stiller Adventure 114 mins Rated PG-13

In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.

A day-dreamer takes action in the real world, embarking on a global journey that turns into an advent ur e mor e extraordinary than anything he could ever imagined.

PERSONAL CINEMA

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Stars Domhnall Gleeson Rachel McAdams Bill Nighy Director Richard Curtis Romance 123 mins Rated R

Stars Christian Bale Amy Adams Bradley Cooper Director David O. Russell Action 138 mins Rated R

Stars Tom Hanks Barkhad Abdi Director Paul Greengrass Action 134 mins Rated PG-13

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel back in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life.

The story of a brilliant con man, his cunning partner, and unhinged wife, who enter a dangerous, exhilarating world when forced to work for a wildcat FBI agent.

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama.

ENdER’S gAME Stars Harrison Ford Asa Butterfield Hailee Steinfeld Directors Gavin Hood Action 114 mins Rated PG-13

In the near future, an alien race has attacked Earth. A young boy, Ender Wiggin, is selected and trained in preparation for another attack, when he will lead his fellow soldiers into battle.

ENOugh SAId Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus James Gandolfini Catherine Keener Director Nicole Holofcener Romance 93 mins Rated PG-13

A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.

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Stars Kristen Bell Josh Gad Idina Menzel Director C. Buck, J. Lee Animation 102 mins Rated PG

Stars Sandra Bullock George Clooney Ed Harris Directors Alfonso Cuaron Adventure 91 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Chris Pine Kevin Costner Keira Knightley Director Kenneth Branagh Action 105 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Robert De Niro Michael Douglas Morgan Freeman Director John Turteltaub Comedy 105 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Chris Hemsworth Natalie Portman Tom Hiddleston Directors Alan Taylor James Gunn Adventure 112 mins Rated PG-13

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey to find Anna's sister, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

A medical engineer and an astronaut are left tethered to nothing but each other and spiralling out into space after their shuttle is destroyed.

When CIA analyst Jack Ryan uncovers a Russian plot to collapse the U.S. economy, he goes from analyst to spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others.

When sworn bachelor Billy finally proposes to his much younger girlfriend, he heads to Las Vegas with three childhood friends with a plan to stop acting their age and relieve their glory days.

Marvel's Thor: The Dark World continues the adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and the Nine Realms from an enemy that predates the universe.

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StILL MINE

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Stars Logan Lerman Alexandra Daddario Director Thor Freudenthal Adventure 106 mins Rated PG

Stars James Cromwell Ronan Rees Genevieve Bujold Director Michael McGowan Drama 102 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Zac Efron Michael B. Jordan Miles Teller Director Tom Gormican Comedy 94 mins Rated R

Stars Leonardo DiCaprio Jonah Hill Margot Robbie Director Martin Scorcese Drama 180 mins Rated R

Stars Kim Chiu Xian Lim Director Mae Czarina Cruz Romance 115 mins Rated PG-13

To restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.

An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home.

Three guys, in support of a friend devastated by a recent breakup, vow to maintain their single status for as long as possible. But the plan gets derailed when they each fall in love.

Based on a true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption, and the federal government.

A young man trying to get at his inheritance hires a woman to play his bride. But though it's just supposed to be an act, things get unexpectedly real between them.

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aMerIcan HuStle | R Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper conSPIracy tHeory | R Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart

Adventure a.I. artIFIcIal IntellIgence | PG-13 Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor FantaStIc Four | PG-13 Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans

Romance a gooD year | PG-13 Russell Crowe, Albert Finney lIttle ManHattan | PG Josh Hutcherson, Charlotte Ray, Bradley Whitford

Drama 12 yearS a Slave | R

DareDevIl | PG-13 Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell

KISS KISS Bang Bang | R Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

ruSH Hour 2 | PG-13 Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone

unKnoWn | PG-13 Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones

enDer’S gaMe | PG-13 Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld

MaX Payne | PG-13 Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges

tHe Hunger gaMeS: catcHIng FIre | PG-13

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

X-Men | PG-13 Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen

I, FranKenSteIn | PG-13 Aaron Eckhart Bill Nighy Miranda Otto

PHone BootH | R Colin Farrell, Forest Whitaker, Kiefer Sutherland

tHe ISlanD | PG-13 Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson

JacK ryan: SHaDoW recruIt | PG-13 Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley

rISe oF tHe Planet oF tHe aPeS | PG-13 James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto

tHe SentInel | PG-13 Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Basinger

InDePenDence Day | PG-13 Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman

tHe cHronIcleS oF narnIa: tHe voyage oF tHe DaWn treaDer | PG Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley

tHe Secret lIFe oF Walter MItty | PG Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly

JuMPer | PG-13 Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson

tHe DarK KnIgHt rISeS | PG-13 Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway

lIFe oF PI | PG-13 Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain

tHe HoBBIt: tHe DeSolatIon oF SMaug | PG-13 Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage

one FIne Day | PG Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman

tHe BoDyguarD | R Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp

ruBy SParKS | R Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening

tWo WeeKS notIce | PG-13 Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt

tHat aWKWarD MoMent | R Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller

Water For elePHantS | PG-13 Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, C. Waltz

DallaS BuyerS cluB | R

Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto

X-Men 3: tHe laSt StanD | PG-13 Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry X-Men: FIrSt claSS | PG-13 James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Her | R Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson

SavIng Mr. BanKS | PG-13 Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley

tHe SHaWSHanK reDeMPtIon | R Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton

lIttle MISS SunSHIne | R Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell

taKe tHe leaD | PG-13 Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya Alafia

tHe WolF oF WallStreet | R Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie

tHe BooK tHIeF | PG-13

Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson

tItanIc | PG-13 Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio

tHe DeScenDantS | PG George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller

WallStreet: Money never SleePS | PG-13 Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender

DeceMBer BoyS | PG-13 Daniel Radcliffe, Teresa Palmer, Lee Cormie

all aBout eve | R Bette Davis, George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe

everytHIng IS IlluMInateD | PG-13 Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin

MaSter anD coMManDer: tHe Far SIDe oF tHe WorlD | R Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd

anotHer eartH | PG-13 Brit Marling, William Mapothe, Matthew Lee Erlbach

Frequency | PG-13 Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle

never let Me go | R Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

gooDFellaS | R Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta

PrIDe anD glory | R Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight

ace ventura: Pet DetectIve | PG-13 Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young

DoDgeBall: a true unDerDog Story | R Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn

oFFIce SPace Ron livingston,Jennifer Aniston, David Herman

tHe BIg year | PG-13 Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Steve Martin

tHe WeDDIng SInger | PG-13 Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore

cHeaPer By tHe Dozen | PG Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff

gruDge MatcH | PG-13 Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger

PleaSantvIlle | PG-13 Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen

yeS Man | PG-13 Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper

Date nIgHt | PG-13 Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg

HorrIBle BoSSeS | R Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell

tHe DuKeS oF HazzarD | PG-13 Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson

run FatBoy run | PG-13 Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria, Thandie Newton

tHe InForMant | R Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt

tHe MonuMentS Men | PG-13 George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray

Comedy

Animation Dr. SeuSS Horton HearS a WHo | G Jim Carrey, Steve Carrell, Carol Burnett

Ice age contInental DrIFt | PG Ray Romano, Dennis Leary, John Leguizamo

rIo | PG Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez

Frozen | PG Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel

Ice age: tHe MeltDoWn | PG Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary

tHe lego MovIe | PG Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie

cHronIcle | PG-13 Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Alex Russell

PrISonerS | R Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis

I aM legenD | PG-13 Will smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan

tHe ButterFly eFFect | R Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart

eKStra | PG-13 Vilma Santos, Marian Rivera

It taKeS a Man anD a WoMan | G John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo

Four SISterS anD a WeDDIng | PG-13 Bea Alonzo, Toni Ganzaga, Shaina Magdayao

SHe’S tHe one | PG-13 Bea Alonzo, Dingdong Dantes, Enrique Gil

DIary oF a WIMPy KID: Dog DayS | PG Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick

tHunDerStrucK | PG Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, James Belushi

WHere tHe WIlD tHIngS are | PG Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener

nancy DreW | PG Emma Roberts, Tate Donovan, Max Thieriot

We BougHt a zoo | PG Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson

Thriller a PerFect MurDer | R Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen BlacK SWan | PG-13 Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel

Filipino a MoMent In tIMe | G Coco Martin, Julia Montes BrIDe For rent | PG-13 Kim Chiu, Xian Lim

Family

Musical tHe SounD oF MuSIc | GP Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, E. Parker

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It Takes A Man And A Woman

Her

It Takes A Man And A Woman

Four Sisters And A Wedding

Bride For Rent

It Takes A Man And A Woman

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Bride For Rent

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire A Moment In Time

Her

Four Sisters And A Wedding

Ekstra

The Lego Movie I, Frankenstein

She's The One

The Monuments Men

A320 / A319*

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

A320 (classic)

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AIRSHOW Her

Ekstra Four Sisters And A Wedding It Takes A Man And A Woman

The Lego Movie I, Frankenstein Her The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Bride For Rent

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire A Moment In Time

She's The One

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That Awkward Moment

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That Awkward Moment

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire A Moment In Time

Her

I, Frankenstein

The Lego Movie

The Monuments Men

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That Awkward Moment P

Short Films Short Films

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The Lego Movie

A330 / A340

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Bride For Rent

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

I, Frankenstein

The Lego Movie

She's The One Ekstra Four Sisters And A Wedding

The Monuments Men

A320 / A319*

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AIRSHOW Her Short films AIRSHOW

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Her

The Monuments Men

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The Monuments Men

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BANGKOK, JAKARTA

Short Films

The Monuments Men

A320 / A319*

KOREA

Short Films

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A320 (classic)

Short Films AIRSHOW

Her

AIRSHOW

Short Films

The Monuments Men

A320 / A319*

Short Films

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A320 / A340

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AIRSHOW I, Frankenstein

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Short Films

AIRSHOW I, Frankenstein

A330 / A340

Short Films AIRSHOW

AIRSHOW I, Frankenstein

Short Films

The Lego Movie

A320

Short Films

I, Frankenstein

A320

Short Films

The Lego Movie

A320

Short Films

The Lego Movie

A320

P PTV only * Digital IFE-equipped aircraft: RP-C8600 to RP-C8615

* Via Singapore * Except Xiamen

Movie titles and channel assignments are subject to change without prior notice. Only short films will be shown on the following sectors: Manila – Hong Kong – Manila, Manila – Macau – Manila, Manila – Taipei – Manila, Manila – Xiamen – Manila, Vancouver – Las Vegas – Vancouver and Singapore – Jakarta – Singapore

2nd showing

AIRSHOW

The Monuments Men

A320 / A319* The Monuments Men

AIRSHOW I, Frankenstein The Lego Movie Short Films Bride For Rent AIRSHOW

AUSTRALIA, HONOLULU

GUAM, JAPAN

INBOUND MANILA

AIRSHOW The Lego Movie I, Frankenstein Short Films Bride For Rent The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty AIRSHOW

US MAINLAND, CANADA

INDONESIA*, MAINLAND CHINA*, SINGAPORE

Short Films AIRSHOW

AIRSHOW

AIRSHOW

A320 (classic)

The Monuments Men

2nd showing Short Films AIRSHOW

1st showing

A340

Short Films AIRSHOW

AIRSHOW

A320 (classic)

AIRSHOW 2nd showing Short Films AIRSHOW

1st showing

A340

Short Films AIRSHOW

AIRSHOW

A320 (classic)

AIRSHOW

AIRSHOW

AIRSHOW Her Short Films The Monuments Men

AIRSHOW

AIRSHOW The Monuments Men Her Short Films The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

2nd showing Short Films AIRSHOW

1st showing

A330 A340

A330

A330

A330

1st showing 2nd showing 3rd showing 4th showing

A330

1st showing 2nd showing 3rd showing 4th showing 5th showing

A340

OUTBOUND MANILA

ECONOMY CLASS

SCHEDULE


FILIPINO

ASIAN

Art PoP Lady Gaga

NAtIvE OneRepublic

PUrE HEroINE Lorde

BLUrrED LINES Robin Thicke

NIGHt vISIoNS Imagine Dragons

tAKE ME HoME One Direction

DEMI Demi Lovato

NoW 85 Various Artist

tHE 20/20 EXPErIENCE Justin Timberlake

MIDNIGHt MEMorIES One Direction

PrISM Katy Perry

tHE HEISt Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

ALL GooD Nina

EXPrESSIoNS Sarah Geronimo

PUrE oPM CLASSICS Sarah Geronimo

ALL orIGINAL Jed Madela

LEGENDS Richard Poon

StrIPPED AND CovErED Six Part Invention

DJP Daniel Padilla

LIttLE BIt of LovIN Zia Quizon

A 15tH ANNIvErSAry toUrBESt LIvE Ayumi Hamasaki

EvEryBoDy Shinee

MyStIC BALLAD, Pt 2 Davichi

for tHE LovED Rene Liu

rEBLUE CNBLUE

GMM NEW rELEASE 2013, voL 8 Various Artists

StorIES UNtoLD JJ Lin

FOR AVOD*

* Additional short films available on Digital IFE-equipped aircraft with AVOD

GLEE Born This Way A Night of Neglect New York The Purple Piano Project I am Unicorn

TV - OUTBOUND GLEE Asian F JUSt for LAUGHS S12, E12

CANtoPoPSIBILIty C All Star DUEtS (GMM GrAMMy) Various Artists

KIDS

UNortHoDoX JUKEBoX Bruno Mars

tHE EDGE Future Food

TV - INBOUND WorLD CAfE ASIA Beijing MoDErN fAMILy S4, E3

KIDZ BoP 23 Various Artists

NoW tHAt'S WHAt I CALL DISNEy Various Artist

KIDZ BoP 24 Various Artist

NoW tHAtS WHAt I CALL DISNEy PrINCESS Various Artists

KIDZ BoP 25 Various Artist

SofIA tHE fIrSt The Cast of Sofia the First

JUSt KIDDING The Classics E3

tEEN BEACH MovIE Various Artist

FOR FULL CABIN AVOD* THALES I5000 (BOEING 747-400S)

INfLIGHt tEtrIS

CHILL OUT

INfLIGHt SUDoKU BooKWorM

tHE vEry BESt of CAfÉ DEL MAr Various Artists

CHESS BEJEWELED INvASIoN INfLIGHt trIvIA toUrNAMENt

JAZZ

BorDEr-frEE Chucho Valdes GADDItUDE Steve Gadd Band GEt tHE BLESSING Lope and Antilope

INSPIrAtIoN (A trIBUtE to NAt KING CoLE) George Benson

SCENES froM My LIfE Michael Young

PUSHING tHE WorLD AWAy Kenny Garrett

tHE BLUE rooM Madeleine Peyroux

SoLItAIrE PANASONIC EX2 (BOEING 777-300S)

INfLIGHt tEtrIS S.U.D.o.K.U BooKWorM

ALL TIME FAVES

101 Depeche Mode CALL ME Al Green DArK SIDE of tHE MooN Pink Floyd

CLASSICAL

HoLD'EM PoKEr

KILLING ME SoftLy Roberta Flack

BEJEWELED CAvEMAN

SANtANA: 1969 Santana

rEvErSAL tANGrAM DyNASty

CHAPMAN: tEN SKEtCHES of LIGHt Alexander Chapman Campbell

GrACELAND (25 ANNIvErSAry EDItIoN) Paul Simon

CLASSIC fM HALL of fAME 2 Various Artists

LEAD WItH yoUr HEArt The Tenors

* For full cabin AVOD

MILoS Milos Karadaglic My fIrSt DECADE Nicola Benedetti

tHE ULtIMAtE CoLLECtIoN Luciano Pavarotti vErDI Placido Domingo

* Available in B747 (RP-C7471 / RP-C7472 / RP-C7473 / RP-C7475) and B777

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CDS | TELEVISION | GAMES

POP


MUSIC

3 FILIPINO POP CHINITO Yeng Constantino

SOMETIMES LOVE JUST AIN'T ENOUGH Charice

PRINSESA Jason Hernandez

BAKIT AKO MAHIHIYA Mitoy Yonting

BAWAL SA GAMOT Banda ni Kleggy

CLARITY (FEAT. FOXES) Zedd

PATI ANG PANGARAP KO Sarah Geronimo

SPACE Banda ni Kleggy and Kean Cipriano of Callalily

FIX YOU (THE VOICE OF THE PHILIPPINES) Myk Perez

HANGGANG KAILAN KITA MAMAHALIN Angeline Quinto

TAKIP SILIM (FEAT. REGINE VELASQUEZALCASID) Gloc-9

DAHIL MAHAL NA MAHAL KITA Vice Ganda

WHEN SHE CRIES Paulo Avelino

UNSHAKABLE: TRIBUTE AND BENEFIT FOR THE VICTIMS OF TYPHOON HAIYAN Slapshock & J.D. of Pop Shuvit

ANG IBIGIN AY IKAW Jed Madela

BUMALIK KA NA SA'KIN Silent Sanctuary

HUWAG KA LANG MAWAWALA Gary Valenciano

SO IT'S YOU Xian Lim

DI NA MABABAWI Sponge Cola

NO LIMITATIONS Sam Concepcion

I CAN'T MAKE YOU LOVE ME (THE VOICE OF THE PHILIPPINES) Klarisse de Guzman

IF YOU ASKED ME TO Erik Santos & Angeline Quinto

LUCKY IN LOVE (THE VOICE OF THE PHILIPPINES) Paolo Onesa

4 PINOY FAVORITES BE MY LADY Martin Nievera

SAY YOU'LL NEVER GO Neocolours

I'M FEELING SEXY TONIGHT Chona Cruz

GAANO KO IKAW KAMAHAL Celeste Legaspi

IKAW ANG AKING MAHAL Vst & Company

HIGH SCHOOL Sharon Cuneta

ANG PAG-IBIG KONG ITO Leah Navarro

TILL I MET YOU Kuh Ledesma

NGAYON AT KAILANMAN Basil Valdez

OH BABE Singsing

LOVING YOU Ric Segreto

YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MY NUMBER ONE Vernie Varga

ANAK Freddie Aguilar

BALATKAYO Anthony Castelo

BOY (I LOVE YOU) Cherie Gil

KAHIT MAPUTI NA ANG BUHOK KO Sharon Cuneta

KATAWAN Hagibis

PAG-IBIG Apo Hiking Society

PANIWALAAN Blue Jeans

CAN'T REMEMBER TO FORGET YOU (FEAT. RIHANNA) Shakira

SO IT'S YOU Raymond Lauchengco CAN FIND NO REASON Louie Heredia

KUNG ALAM MO LANG Jo Anne Lorenzana IKAW LAMANG Zsa Zsa Padilla

5 HITLINE WILD HEART (NASHVILLE MIX) The Vamps

LOVE SEWN The Wanted

PAPER THIN Clare Maguire

LOVE IS TO DIE Warpaint

YOUNG BLOOD Sophie Ellis-Bextor

SILVER TIMOTHY Damien Jurado

DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN Elyar Fox

SKYSCRAPER Sam Bailey

XO Beyoncé

BLOODSPORT Raleigh Ritchie

DRIPPING DOWN East India Youth

EMMYLOU First Aid Kit

DEEPER Ella Eyre

I'LL WAIT Bebe Black

CAVALIER James Vincent Mcmorrow

6 BEST OF 70s & 80s

ALL THAT MATTERS Justin Bieber

IF I LOSE MYSELF (ALESSO VS ONEREPUBLIC) Onerepublic & Alesso

IT GETS COLD Eliza And The Bear

LOVE ME AGAIN John Newman

DARK HORSE (FEAT. JUICY J) Katy Perry

GOOD TIMIN' Jimmy Jones

WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl

SHOWDOWN Electric Light Orchestra

SOMETHING ABOUT YOU Level 42

LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME Racey

I HEAR YOU KNOCKING Dave Edmunds

TELL LAURA I LOVE HER Ricky Valance

DOWN UNDER Men At Work

ONLY THE LONELY Roy Orbison

DON'T GO Yazoo

ROSE GARDEN (SINGLE VERSION) Buzzcocks

IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Albert Hammond

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE EYES AT ME FOR? Emile Ford & The Checkmates

JAILHOUSE ROCK Elvis Presley

BYE BYE BABY Bay City Rollers

IF YOU CAN'T GIVE ME LOVE Suzi Quatro SMOKE ON THE WATER Deep Purple

HAND ON HEART Olly Murs

DOES HE KNOW? One Direction

POETRY IN MOTION Johnny Tillotson

MACK THE KNIFE Bobby Darin

TEAM Lorde

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL Charlie Rich GIVE IT UP Kc And The Sunshine Band MAD WORLD Tears For Fears

MANIC MONDAY The Bangles FADE TO GREY Visage CATHY'S CLOWN The Everly Brothers BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty WHEN I'M DEAD AND GONE Mcguinness Flint DANCE WITH THE DEVIL Cozy Powell

7 JuNIOR JET SETTER THE GRUFFALO René Aubry ROAR Kidz Bop Kids NOT A LOVE SONG Ross Lynch LIKE ME Maia Mitchell, Teen Beach Movie Cast, Grace Phipps, Ross Lynch & Spencer Lee MERROWAY COVE (FEAT. SOFIA, OONA & SVEN) Cast - Sofia The First COME & GET IT Kidz Bop Kids

BE OUR GUEST (FROM DISNEY'S ''BEAUTY AND THE BEAST'') Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury & Chorus Beauty And The Beast MOTHER KNOWS BEST Donna Murphy BELLE Richard White, Paige O'hara & Chorus DOC MCSTUFFINS THEME SONG China Anne Mcclain POWER THROUGH THE DAY The Wiggles THE MOUSE René Aubry CHARLIE AND LOLA THEME TUNE Charlie And Lola

8 JAZZ CLuB

ONE MORE STEP ALONG THE WORLD I GO Daniel Shiels & Mike Newbon

TIMMY TIME TITLE MUSIC Timmy Time

COTTON EYE JOE The Sunshine Superstars

APPLAUSE Kidz Bop Kids

MONSTER MASH Halloween Party Album Singers

THE HAMPSTERDANCE SONG Hampton The Hampster

I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY Burl Ives

POSTMAN PAT Tv Trax

WAKE ME UP Kidz Bop Kids

WIND THE BOBBIN UP The C.R.S. Players

YOU CAN TELL SHE'S A PRINCESS (MAIN TITLE VERSION) Barbie

PLANT ISLAND My Singing Monsters

THRIFT SHOP Kidz Bop Kids

THE FOX (WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?) Kidz Bop Kids

WHEELS ON THE BUS The Little 'Uns

REMEMBER YOU'RE A WOMBLE The Wombles

SAVED BY THE BELL (MAIN THEME) Tv Mania Orchestra

WHAT'S THE STORY IN BALAMORY? Balamory

RIPPED PANTS Spongebob Squarepants

THUNDERCATS The Hit Crew

IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT Ralph Alessi, Jason Moran, Drew Gress & Nasheet Waits

BOLLY BEAT Jukka Eskola

OLD FOLKS Philip Catherine & Martin Wind

HEY, CHICK Kenny Garrett

POLICE & THIEVES Zara Mcfarlane

THE POET Tigran Hamasyan

A ROAD (TO ANDERS BURMAN) Tonbruket

QUIET Get The Blessing

CLARITY Teotima Ensemble

POLYGON Michael Wollny & Marius Neset

LOST ROMANCE Gwilym Simcock & Yuri Goloubev

PALLADIUM Jacqui Dankworth

GRIFFITH PARK Ross Mchenry

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ANYTHING BUT LOOK Jason Rebello DENDERAH Georgia Anne Muldrow As Jyoti MAGICA Joyce & Tutty Moreno

BORN TO BE A WINNER Pokémon


MUSIC

9 TINSELTOWN OPENING Ryan Miller

FINAL TEST Steve Jablonsky

GONE David Holmes & Keefus Ciancia

SEARCHING FOR ABIGAIL Benjamin Wallfisch

SOLOMON Hans Zimmer

END CREDITS Gustavo Santaolalla

GATESFIELD Jon Hopkins

A WAY IN Danny Elfman

FLIES AND SPIDERS (EXTENDED VERSION) Howard Shore

THE MURDER Nico Muhly

NÜRBURGRING Hans Zimmer

PARACHUTE Steven Price

CUP REMINDERS Theodore Shapiro & Mark Graham

THE ROUNDS Christophe Beck

GINTY MY LOVE Thomas Newman

OUR SLATE AIN'T CLEAN Dickon Hinchliffe

PRISONERS Jóhann Jóhannsson

CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT (ACOUSTIC GUITAR COVER) The Man On Guitar

LOVE WILL FOLLOW George Howard

AFTERMATH CLASS Michael Giacchino SNOWY'S THEME John Williams

10 FLITE LITE UNFORGETTABLE (NAT KING COLE COVER) Michael Marc CLOSE TO YOU (FEAT. TOM THOMPSON) Jim Samuel JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (SMOOTH SAXOPHONE MIX) Saxophone Tribute Man

ISN'T SHE LOVELY Jim Samuel JUST GIVE ME A REASON (ROMANTIC CANDLELIGHT MIX) Saxophone Tribute Man LET HER GO (ROMANTIC CANDLELIGHT PIANO MIX) Piano Crew

SMOOTH OPERATOR Groovin Ghost TEARS IN HEAVEN (ROMANTIC CANDLELIGHT MIX) Saxophone Tribute Man WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (LOUIS ARMSTRONG COVER) Michael Marc

EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC (FEAT. VALÉRIE LANCELOT) Damián Bermúdez BESAME MUCHO Nestor Torres MY GIRL Chris "Big Dog" Davis, Marty Q & Rhon Lawrence ROCK WITH YOU Chuck Loeb & Walter Beasley

SUMMER BREEZE Cover Story & Marion Meadows GEORGIA ON MY MIND Damián Bermúdez LEAN ON ME Chuck Loeb, Dave Samuels & Nelson Rangell THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD Kim Pensyl

GABRIEL'S OBOE (THE MISSION) Damián Bermúdez

11 CLASSIC COLLECTION

HELENEN-QUADRILLE, OP. 14 Daniel Barenboim & Wiener Philharmoniker MARCH NO. 1 IN D MAJOR, K. 335 (K. 320A) Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA NO. 3 IN G MAJOR, K. 216: I. ALLEGRO Ray Chen, Christoph Eschenbach & SchleswigHolstein Music Festival Orchestra

VARIATIONS IN E-FLAT MAJOR ON 'BEI MÄNNERN, WELCHE LIEBE FÜHLEN' FROM MOZART'S DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, WOO 46 Steven Isserlis & Robert Levin

OEDIPUS TYRANNUS, OP. 29: PRELUDE Rumon Gamba & BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

INVENTION NO. 1 IN C MAJOR, BWV 772 Simone Dinnerstein

STRING QUARTET NO. 1 IN E MINOR 'FROM MY LIFE': I. ALLEGRO VIVO APPASSIONATO Jerusalem Quartet

SONATA IN A-FLAT MAJOR, H. 31: III. ALLEGRO Mahan Esfahani PIANO SONATA NO. 21 IN C MAJOR, OP. 53, "WALDSTEIN": III. RONDO. ALLEGRETTO MODERATO – PRESTISSIMO Jonathan Biss

RODEO: HOE-DOWN (ARR. P. CASSIDY AND J. THOMAS FOR STRING QUARTET) Brodsky Quartet OVERTURE FOR A MASQUE Ulster Orchestra & Joann Falletta

FOLKELIVSBILLEDER, OP. 19: NO. 2, BRUDEFOLGET DRAGER FORBI (BRIDAL PROCESSION) [ARR. F. DELIUS FOR ORCHESTRA] Sir Andrew Davis & Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra 6 VARIATIONS ON 'SALVE TU, DOMINE' IN F MAJOR, K. 398 Kristian Bezuidenhout SYMPHONY NO. 3 IN E-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 55 "EROICA": III. SCHERZO (ALLEGRO VIVACE) [TRANSCRIBED FOR PIANO BY LISZT] Yury Martynov

12 JAMMIN’ IN JAPAN NANTETTATTE HARU Sakanaction SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH Dir En Grey

TSU-BO-MI 1-Kyu

지독하게 SEVERELY Ftisland

HELP ME White Jam

OVERFLY Luna Haruna

SUIMU Kawaguchi Tsubasa

ITSUMOTO ONAJI YORU Golden Bomber

FREE FREE!! (FEAT. HAN-KUN & AMI (DREAM / E-GIRLS)) Spicy Chocolate

TSUKI Namie Amuro LOVE マシ-ン(UPDATED) Morning Musume KIMINOTONARI Blenda

DEPEND ON YOU Ayumi Hamasaki

CHOO CHOO TRAIN Exile

SOBANI IRUNE Thelma Aoyama & Soulja

KIMITOIUNANO TSUBASA Kobukuro

NEONLIGHT LIPSTICK Namie Amuro

SORAWAMARUDE Monkey Majik MATANE. Greeeen

I'LL BE THERE Kumi Koda

MOMONO HANABIRA Ai Otsuka

廢話少說 Gin Lee

無盡 Supper Moment

非凡人生 Stephanie Cheng

你把我灌醉 ( LIVE) G.E.M.

TIME AND TIDE Alfred Hui

門 Juno Mak

HEAVEN (FEAT. GUMMY) Kim Jae Joong

吳哥窟 Kary Ng

GRASS RING Dear Jane

你是如此難以忘記 Julian Cheung

NEVER BE ALONE Dear Jane

NAKED SECRET Sandy Lam

13 ORIENT EXPRESS GOTTA BE WITH YOU Shiga Lin 時日如飛 C Allstar THANK YOU Hubert Wu 續集 (TVB電視劇「ON CALL 36小時II」 主題曲) Joey Yung

愛最大 (電影「救火英雄」主題曲) [粵 語版] Nicholas Tse & 24herbs 天生一半 Sammi Cheng FAREWELL SAHA Eason Chan 良知門 Mr.

未知 Joey Yung

14 SEOUL GROOVES TOUCH LOVE Yoon Mirae 내 생각날 거야 YOU WILL THINK OF ME (WITH 이시영 (LEE SI YOUNG)) Gummy

조금 이따 샤워해 SHOWER LATER (FEAT. CRUSH) Gary IS IT POPPIN'? 4Minute

BLIND (TWILIGHT MIX) 정기고

LOVE HURTS (FEAT. AILEE) Pro C

렛츠고 (LET'S GO) Girl's Day

별처럼 LIKE A STAR K.Will

BECAUSE OF TEARS Aliee

답이 없었어 Hong Dae Kwang

LA SONG Rain

GOOD MORNING BABY Apink

썸 SOME (FEAT. 긱스 릴보이) Soyou & 정기고

RINGA LINGA Taeyang

시간을 믿었어 TIMELESS Younha

MY DESTINY Lyn

CHA CHA Tvxq

YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW 버벌진트, San E, 범키, 스윙스, 팬텀, 칸토 (Verbal Jint, San E, Bumkey, Swings, Phantom, Kanto)

그대가 분다 WIND THAT BLOWS M.C The Max

SOMETHING Kim Jong Cheon

HEAVEN (FEAT. GUMMY) Kim Jae Joong

가질 수 없는 너 DRUNKEN NIGHT TUNE (FEAT. JUNG IN) Gary

없구나 LONELY B1a4

WHO AM I B1a4 기대해 (EXPECT) Girl's Day

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IPAD

MOVIES

THE MONUMENTS MEN

THE MONUMENTS MEN Runtime: 118mins

THE LEGO MOVIE Runtime: 101mins

MAX PAYNE Runtime: 100mins

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Runtime: 115mins

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Runtime: 170mins

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS Runtime: 94mins

SAVING MR. BANKS Runtime: 126mins

NEVER LET ME GO Runtime: 103mins

THE BIG YEAR Runtime: 109 mins

HER Runtime: 126mins

PARENTAL GUIDANCE Runtime: 105mins

BRIDE FOR RENT Runtime: 115mins

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Runtime: 146mins

LIFE OF PI Runtime: 127mins

101 Depeche Mode

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Pink Floyd

A 15TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR BEST LIVE Ayumi Hamasaki

DEMI Demi Lovato

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

CDs

101 Depeche Mode

ALL ORIGINAL Jed Madela ART POP Lady Gaga BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke BORDER-FREE Chucho Valdes CALL ME Al Green

CANTOPOPSIBILITY C Allstar

CANTOPOPSIBILITY C Allstar CHAPMAN: TEN SKETCHES OF LIGHT Alexander Chapman Campbell

DJP Daniel Padilla DUETS (GMM GRAMMY) Various Artists EVERYBODY Shinee EXPRESSIONS Sarah Geronimo FOR THE LOVED Rene Liu GADDITUDE Steve Gadd Band GMM NEW RELEASE 2013, VOL 8 Various Artists

INSPIRATION (A TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE) George Benson

MYSTIC BALLAD, PT 2 Davichi

STORIES UNTOLD JJ Lin

NATIVE One Republic

STRIPPED AND COVERED Six Part Invention

NIGHT VISIONS Imagine Dragons

TEEN BEACH MOVIE Various Artists

NOW 85 Various Artists

THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE Justin Timberlake

LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN Zia Quizon

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL DISNEY Various Artists

THE BLUE ROOM Madeleine Peyroux

LOPE AND ANTILOPE Get The Blessing

NOW THATS WHAT I CALL DISNEY PRINCESS Various Artists

KIDZ BOP 24 Various Artists KIDZ BOP 25 Kidz Bop Kids LEGENDS Richard Poon

PURE HEROINE Lorde MIDNIGHT MEMORIES One Direction MILOS Milos Karadaglic

CLASSIC FM HALL OF FAME 2 Various Artists

GRACELAND (25 ANNIVERSARY EDITION) Paul Simon

MY FIRST DECADE Nicola Benedetti

SUPER FUN NIGHT Anything for Love

THE ORIGINALS Always and Forever

BUBBLE GUPPIES Tripple Track Train Race

THE BIG BANG THEORY The Date Night Variable

THE TOMORROW PEOPLE Pilot

LOONEY TUNES Itsy Bitsy Gopher

MODERN FAMILY Schooled

SOLAR SHOW Legal Help Desk

JUSTICE LEAGUE Twilight of the Gods Part 1

FAMILY GUY Baby You Knock Me Out

SOLAR SHOW Medtalk

ARROW Honor Thy father

SOLAR SHOW News Café

THE CARRIE DIARIES Lie With Me

SOLAR SHOW Something to Chew On

GLEE Asian F

SOLAR SHOW What I See

MAJOR CRIMES Before and After

SOLAR SHOW Pacquiao vs. De la Hoya

PRISM Katy Perry PUSHING THE WORLD AWAY Kenny Garrett SANTANA: 1969 Santana SOFIA THE FIRST The Cast of Sofia the First

tElEVISIOn

SUPER FUN NIGHT

THE BIG BANG THEORY

gaMES ANGRY BIRDS

DOODLE JUMP

PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES

TRIVIAL PURSUIT

CUT THE ROPE

PAC-MAN

CHESS PREMIUM HD

MONOPOLY

TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 12

TINY WINGS BOGGLE

TEXT TWIST 2

BAD PIGGIES

ANGRY BIRDS RIO

FRUIT NINJA

JETPACK JOYRIDE SCRABBLE

KINGDOM RUSH TEMPLE RUN WHERE’S MY WATER?

BAD PIGGIES

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THE HEIST Macklemore and Ryan Lewis THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION Luciano Pavarotti VERDI Placido Domingo


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