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Sunday, yummy Sunday
TH E B EST B RU N CH I N TOWN
SU N DAYS | 10:30AM - 2 :30 PM Price per person: P1,800 Children aged 10 and below: Free of charge For reservations, please contact email@example.com or +63 917 816 3685
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Renz Baluyot, In Flight, 72x48 in., 2017
COCK TA I L HOU R Drink of the Month: Mojito Granada
NEWS Benefits, Privileges, and Partnerships
CLU B RU LES
MEET OUR TEAM Paul Jay Repala
I N C A SE YOU M IS SE D I T New Year's Eve Roaring Towards 2020
MH INTERVIEW Belle Morales
RECIPROCAL CLUBS The Quorum Club
ON SHOW Out of the Ordinary
R ETA I L COR N ER Retail Therapy: Aarde
C A L E N DA R OF E V E N T S What's happening in Manila House this month
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SPOTLIGHT A Badass Comes to Town Project Happiness Act of God
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Smoke and Plumes
y younger daughter is in Mexico at the moment doing a semester abroad. Every morning as she walks from her apartment to the university, she looks up and sees Popocatepetl blowing smoke from its peak, which rises 5,426 meters from the ground. She greets the active volcano—whose name actually means “smoking mountain” in Aztec—with awe and nonchalance; after a month in Mexico, she regards it like the locals around her do: as part of the landscape. If they live in terror, awaiting the mother of all eruptions, they don’t show it. Life, clearly, must go on. The people of Taal and its environs must have felt that same way. The view of the volcano from the lake, or from the ridge in Tagaytay, was always breathtaking, but, as they recently discovered as they survey their ash-covered villages, everything has changed—and they’re still waiting for the Big One. The eruption of Taal revealed both the majesty of nature and our own vulnerability. How do we prepare for the Big One? And how do we minimize is impact on the livelihoods of those most affected? And how do we go on with life in the aftermath of such a calamity? Join us on Tuesday, February 4 at 6PM as we tackle this subject head-on.
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Not to be blithe or insensitive, but those of us who have been spared the brunt of Taal’s wrath are truly fortunate, and in between efforts to help evacuees and organize donations, we could raise a glass or two to life.
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Content Community Manager Angeli Chin Events and Sponsorship Manager Ross Neil Serafico
Director of PR and Arts, Culture, and Education Programs
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A favorite for all seasons but especially around Valentine's Day: our Red Velvet Cake 1
Editor Bambina Olivares
Graphic Designer Joseph Concepcion Editorial Adviser Anton San Diego
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KERRY SPORTS X MANILA HOUSE SPECIAL Manila House Members are offered special discounted rates for annual membership at the luxurious two-level Kerry Sports Club within Shangri-La at the Fort: Individual P96,000 Married Couple P146,000 Family P166,000 (Couple + child 17 years old and below) Kerry Sports Manila Level 5 and 6, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila, Philippines www.kerrysportsmanila.com
T H E FA R M AT S A N B E N I T O Manila House Members can avail of a 30% discount on published room rates and the All-Inclusive Life-Changing Holiday Programs throughout 2020. This promotion is subject to availability. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to make a booking.
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for the Taal Volcano relief efforts Drop off your donations at the Reception desk Donations will be delivered every Saturday to Red Cross Philippines
C E NTR E M Ă‰ D I CA L E I NTE R N ATI O N A L E 10% Discount for Manila House Members on CMI Prime Health Essential Packages Additional 10% discount for Senior Citizens and PWDs
Bottled Water Ready-to-eat Food Canned goods Biscuits N95 Masks Medicine New Clothes Isopropyl Alcohol Sleeping Mats Flashlights
Candles Batteries Hygiene Kits Diapers, Sanitary Pads, Shampoo, Soap, Tissue, Toothpaste, Toothbrush Cash donations are also accepted 2
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Attention All Members NO CARD, NO SERVICE
SPOUSE/PARTN ER COU RTESY PROG RAM M E
Your Membership Card (the new RFID card) must be presented when ordering. We reserve the right to refuse service to guests of Members ordering from our dining outlets without the Member present. We would be grateful if you would inform your guests that they are unable to order food and beverages without you, as the Member, present at the Club. If the card is unavailable, a temporary card can be issued to the Member at the Reception desk, subject to an administration fee.
This special programme allows Courtesy Membership for a Member's spouse/partner including unlimited access to the Club and waived annual dues.
DRESS CODE Members and guests are asked to be respectful of the occasion and time of day and to dress appropriately, and that includes footwear. Flip-flops are not allowed at any time. W E E K D AY S Ladies and gentlemen may not wear shorts at any time. Gentlemen may not wear vests (singlets) at any time. Workout apparel (except shorts) is allowed as long as a cover-up or hoodie or sweatshirt and proper footwear is worn. Gentlemen are required to wear trousers when dining at The Grill or Anahaw.
Refer a friend, family member, or business associate for membership to Manila House and weâ€™ll reward you! Our membership is open to adults aged 18 onwards. 2 02 0 AN N UAL D U ES AN D CO N S U MAB LES From January 2020 onwards, annual dues will be inclusive of P700 and P500 monthly consumables.Â Founding, Regular, and Associate Members will be entitled to P700 in monthly consumables. For Junior Members, the monthly consumable amount is P500. The consumable amounts may be used in all F&B outlets. If unused, the monthly consumable amount will be forfeited at the end of every month. Settle your 2020 annual dues in order to make use of your consumable amount. B OT TLE KE E P P O LI CY
Casual wear is allowed, including shorts, for both ladies and gentlemen. Gentlemen may not wear vests (singlets) at any time. Gentlemen may wear shorts when dining at The Grill or Anahaw.
Please be informed that while we are happy to keep your leftover unopened bottles for you, we have limited storage. As such, we can only keep your bottle for a definite period of time. Please claim your bottles on or before Feb. 15, 2020. We will be disposing all unclaimed bottles after that date. Should you wish to avail of our bottle keep service, we will charge a minimum fee of P500 for every month of storage.
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There is an applicable Transfer Fee of P25,000 to all Members who assign/transfer their membership to another person. This policy applies to all membership transfers outside of the Spouse/Partner Courtesy Membership Programme.
A service charge is built into your bill at our outlets. However, should you wish to show your appreciation for exceptional service, you are welcome to leave a tip for our staff at your discretion.
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Get to Know: The Bar Captain From classic cocktails to bespoke beverages, Paul Jay Repala brings his own flair to the art of mixology How did you get your start in Manila House? How long have you been with the Club? I applied online through Jobstreet and eventually got hired and started as a bartender for Avenue Bar. After 10 months, I was promoted to Bar Captain. I’ve been happily working in Manila House for two years. What personal traits do you think a bartender should possess? An aspiring bartender should be positive, hardworking, and convincing. I believe that these traits will always bring guests back for another drink!
Which would you choose? Vodka or Gin? Gin Soda or Tonic Water? Tonic Water Olive or Lemon Twist? Lemon Twist
What would you recommend as an after-dinner drink? Since we often end our meals with a cup of coffee, I would suggest an Espresso Martini or a coffee-flavored cocktail made out of Kahlua, vodka and freshly-brewed espresso. If you were to make a “love potion” what would it contain? This concoction would be best enjoyed by the ladies— a gin-based drink infused with strawberry, raspberry, and whipped cream. I’d call it Berry Blush.
What do you usually do on your day off? Sundays are sacred for me since it is family and church day. I want to spend time with my wife and three daughters as much as possible. I also play basketball, which I also play with my girls since they seem to enjoy it!
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An accomplished businesswoman now making her mark in the construction and interiors industry, Belle Morales returned to settle in Manila after decades of living in the US. Before bringing The Sliding Door Company to the Philippines, she had a long and successful career in international logistics that saw her being featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times What made you move back to the Philippines after many years in the US? How do you divide your time between the US and the Philippines? I was working for an international logistics company in the US for almost 20 years when I was offered a compelling opportunity to spearhead the international expansion of a client, The Sliding Door Company, the leader in interior glass door solutions in North America. 5
I have always admired these premier glass doors for their unparalleled quality, patented smooth mechanism, and client-focus for customization. I even thought of purchasing these doors for a condominium I bought in BGC before I moved back to the Philippines in 2016 but it was not available locally then. Consequently, because of the strong economic position of the Philippines and its gateway location to the burgeoning Asian market, we decided to
locate the companyâ€™s first international office in Manila. I spend almost 90 percent of my time in Asia because of the business but I still visit the US for a few days several times a year. How did you find your niche in the construction industry? We introduced the Sliding Door Company in the Worldbex Tradeshow
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“I am reacquainting myself with the beautiful islands of the Philippines.”
at the World Trade Center Manila where we received positive feedback and even generated business opportunities from several key clients including Okada Manila, one of the biggest integrated resorts in Asia, yielding a first order of 2,000 doors! What are the challenges the construction industry in the Philippines faces? The construction industry in the Philippines is on an upward trajectory. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez advised that the industry is looking to boost its contribution to P130 trillion from just P2.3 trillion last year. While all sectors of the industry definitely welcome this growth, one of the biggest challenges is the lack of skilled labor causing delays in the turn-over of projects. Because our doors are installed during the interior phase near the completion of construction, project delays impact our delivery and installation thus impacting our accounting cycle. You enjoy fine wine and food. What are your favorite wines? What is your go-to dish at Manila House? I was fortunate to travel quite a bit at a young age because of my work.
I learned about several “B’s” from wine connoisseurs: Bordeaux and Burgundy from France, and Barolo from Italy. I would bring home (US then) a couple of bottles from each trip but I still really enjoy wines from California. I leaned towards Chardonnay and some of my favorites were Cakebread Cellars and Far Niente wineries in Napa Valley. Recently however, since becoming a Member of Manila House, I began to appreciate Glenmorangie whisky and Remy Martin cognac (as I attended their events at Manila House).
brought to Manila House in the past liked this truffle popcorn so much that I would even order this “to-go” for her!
For my go-to-dishes at Manila House, I love the Davao Goat Cheese Salad, Manila House Roll, Spicy Roll Tuna, Pan Seared Salmon and Salmon Laing. I normally order and recommend these dishes to clients for our weekday lunch/dinner meetings.
Any destinations still on your bucket list?
For weekend breakfast, I always crave the egg white goat cheese omelette with the warm/freshly baked pandesal and hot chamomile tea! When I want to reward myself, I go for the buffet weekend brunch. Another unique food item from Manila House (if I can call it food) is the truffle popcorn! It is served in the bar but I would order it as a side. A friend/client of mine whom I
What tech gadget would you like to use less of in 2020? I almost have all the Apple products for tech gadgets. I still have two cellphones (one local and another for the US). I would like to purchase a two-SIM card iPhone soon so I would only need to look at one cellphone screen. Does that count as using less of a tech gadget?!
I am reacquainting myself with the beautiful islands of the Philippines. I was born in the Philippines but spent my adult life in the US, so I missed the chance to see what our country has to offer. Even though I have already visited Palawan, Siargao and Balesin previously, I shockingly only visited Iloilo and Davao just last year. On my local bucket list are Banwa Island, Amanpulo, Batanes, Sagada (and other smaller islands), while my international bucket list contains South Africa, Cuba, Iceland, Greece, Peru, Russia, Nepal. 6
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Out of the Ordinary
An exhibit featuring an unusual assemblage of artists, Atypical is not your typical collection of Philippine contemporary art
Carlos Saavedra, The Migration, 72x72 in., 2017
typical is comprised of paintings from artists worthy of your attention but not part of the typical bucket list of artists a mainstream collector might put together. The collection is very eclectic, just as the current state of Philippine contemporary art is varied. What the exhibit highlights is a cross-section of the current scene, and introduces the viewer to a number well-known or much sought-after artists, or artist’s pieces in a style that may be unfamiliar or atypical. Louie Cordero’s The Black Presidents is an early work from the critically acclaimed Black series. This series, while still being reflective of the contemporary idiom, whether street or pop art, is markedly different from the artist’s recent output. 7
Gene Paul Martin’s What Dispersion of Light Through A Prism Looks Like is a massive early work that is regarded as a transitional piece from his initial series to his current series. Jim Orencio has been branded as the Monet of the Philippines. Threat is a painting that was executed in three days while the artist was incensed over the practice of Kaingin in a neighboring farm. Rather than an idyllic countryside scene, the artist shows nature ravaged by development. Sandra Fabie-Gfeller is known for painting dancers. The Incredible Lightness of Being chronicles a meditative moment during her son’s foray into competitive swimming.
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Sandra Fabie-Gfeller, The Incredible Lightness of Being, 72x60 in., 2012
Anton Mallari, Phoenix, 24x36 in., 2015
Mia Herbosa’s Gregg’s Palate is a work that was executed while she was a student at the Artist’s League of New York. It is an early work that is an ode to one of her mentors. Mia Herbosa, Gregg's Palette, 16x20 in., 2001
Jerson Samson’s Harvester of Sorrows is a visceral work which is far removed from the artist’s current series. It is a strong work that is influenced by several masters' techniques. Carlo Saavedra’s The Migration is a massive work that is one of his better large pieces of abstraction. Curated by Toñico Manahan, other pieces in the exhibit include paintings by Anton Mallari, Renz Baluyot, Ciron Seneres, Rommel Sampana, and Butch Payawal.
AT YPI CAL M O N DAY | FE B RUARY 3 | 6 PM The exhibit runs from February 3 to March 15, 2020. 8
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A Badass Comes to Town
New York Times bestselling author, success coach and motivational cattle prod Jen Sincero comes to Manila House to show you how you, too, can transform your life
en Sincero has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her products, speaking engagements, newsletters, seminars and books. Her #1 New York Times bestseller, You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (2013), has sold over three million copies, is available in over 30 languages, and continues to grow in popularity around the globe. Her follow-ups, You Are a Badass® at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth (2017), also a New York Times bestseller, and You Are a Badass® Every Day: How To Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High and Your Quest For Transformation Unstoppable, are written with the same inimitable sass, down-to-earth humor and blunt practicality that made You Are a Badass® an indomitable bestseller and Jen a celebrated voice in the world of self development.
“I really felt like, ‘if I don’t get it together now, I’m in my damn 40s, when the hell am I going to do it?’” This self-help guru's approach is practical and sassy, with the authenticity that comes from her own experience: she knows whereof she speaks because she was broke once and now her net worth runs to millions of dollars. As she told New York magazine in an interview, she was in her 40s when she—a broke freelance writer living in a converted garage by the beach—decided to get rich. 9
“I really felt like, ‘if I don’t get it together now, I’m in my damn 40s, when the hell am I going to do it?’” she says. “So I made the decision to start making money.” Sincero turned to self-help books, despite her initial feeling that the genre was “so dorky and woo-woo.” After reading dozens upon dozens of self-help best-sellers like The Science of Getting Rich and Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life, she realized she spotted an opening: none of them were funny. She thought, “I could do this.” Her first book was published in 2013, and although sales were slow but steady at first, it was only after a few years that it climbed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. The rest, as they say, is history. M E ET TH E BADASS: JE N S I N CE RO WE D N ES DAY | FE B RUARY 12 | 6 PM Members: FREE | Guests: P500 Copies of Jen Sincero’s books will be sold before the event. The book signing will take place after her talk.
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Is happiness an illusion? Or is it an achievable state? The Happiness Doctor is in to tell you all about being happy
appiness is simply a state of being, not a state of doing, says psycho-neurologist Dr. Lia Bernardo, AKA The Happiness Doctor.
You can be happy, of course. However, she cautions that "you simply cannot will yourself to be happy or simply make a decision that beginning today I will be happy. Yes it is a decision but not a decision to be in a state of happiness when everything around you is causing you unhappiness. It is journey one decides to embark on with happiness as the goal.â€? But how do you get there? Happiness is an inside job; this is why it is time to end the pursuit of happiness through external sources. The Happiness Doctor will share resources to generate joy, peace and comfort from within. Everyone wants to be happier. She shows you how. O N B E I N G HAPPY: BY T H E H A P P I N ES S D O CTO R , LIA BERNARDO WE D N ES DAY | FE B RUARY 19 | 6 PM Members: FREE | Guests: P500
ABOUT LIA BERNARDO Lia Bernardo, PhD is known as the Happiness Doctor and is considered one of the leading experts in personal growth and development in the Philippines. Her advocacy is on emotional wellbeing specializing in the re-creation of behavioral patterns, changing limiting beliefs, and creating positive thought patterns through self-love and living life from oneâ€™s limitless and empowered state of being. Lia is the founding partner of Atma Prema Wellbeing Group which specializes in corporate wellbeing programs on life skills focusing on burnout prevention and the integration of life purpose into one's work life. She is also the editor in chief of the soon to be launched, Being Magazine, which is a lifestyle magazine featuring thought leaders, change-makers and way-showers who live from their life purpose, thrive in their chosen lifestyles and being the change they want to see in the world. 10
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Act of God
The eruption of Taal Volcano last month put the whole country on alert. Are we ready for the big one? A risk assessment expert weighs in
aal Volcano was, until very recently, a picturesque and popular tourist attraction. That lake within a small volcano within a larger lake had seemed small and silent, and the threat of an eruption seemed remote since the last one in 1977. The events of January 12, 2020 changed all that, and PHIVOLCS warns that there is still magmatic activity going on inside Taal Volcano, and a cataclysmic explosion remains a possibility. So how to we prepare for the big one? Gregory Wyatt, a risk assessment expert with PSA Consulting, presents a compelling talk on the possible risks of such an event, how businesses may be impacted, and how to prepare for natural calamities. S HAKE , RAT TLE AN D RES I LI E N CE AS S ES S I N G B U S I N ES S R I S K A N D P R E PA R I N G FO R M A J O R CA L A M I T I ES TU ESDAY | FEBRUARY 4 | 6PM Members: FREE | Guests: P500 Presented in Partnership with PSA Philippines Consultancy PSA is a leading Manila-based business risk consultancy firm that has been advising clients on operating safely, ethically, and successfully in the Philippines for over 20 years. 11
On January 22, 2020, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of resuspended ash near Taal Volcano island. Image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center, ISS061-E-138244, http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov
ABOUT GREGORY WYATT Gregory Wyatt is PSA’s Director for Business Intelligence, monitoring a broad range of business risks in the Philippines, spanning insurgency, terrorism, and criminal threats, natural disasters, as well as political and regulatory issues. Greg has over a decade of experience in the fields of security risk assessment and political risk, beginning his career as a civilian contractor for the US Army’s Human Terrain Team, and deploying to Iraq for 14 months. Greg holds a Master’s Degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University with a focus on Intelligence, as well as an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland. He was a Fulbright student scholar to Yemen and Oman.
Drink of the Month
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Fall in love at first sip. The Mojito Granada is a sweet, refreshing mix of Spanish-style rum, lychee and mint. Here's to love!
Our wine steward recommends pairing this with our Short Rib Adobo from Anahaw
RESTAU RANTS AN D O PE RATI N G H OU RS ANAHAW Fine Filipino food in an elegant colonial-inspired setting. TH E G RI LL Cozy yet sophisticated, serving steak and seafood grilled to perfection. (Serving Lunch from 11AM - 2PM • Dinner from 5PM - 10PM on weekdays and until 11PM on weekends) BO N I FACI O D I N I N G Here, comfort food is served from breakfast and lunch through to merienda, high tea and dinner, from pasta with our own special sauces to irresistibly delicious salads and sandwich standards with our own twist. (Weekdays: 11AM - 11PM • Weekends: 11AM - 12MN) AVE N U E BAR An elegant bar that begins indoors and flows into an outdoor deck with incredible views of the BGC skyline. (Weekdays: 7AM - 12MN • Weekends: 7AM - 2AM) 12
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New Year's Eve
Roaring towards 2020
t was a spectacular way to end the decade. Manila House was full of revelers who enjoyed the superb five-course dinner, the relaxed jazzy vibe set by Bernie Pasamba and his quartet, the magic show of Boy Samson, the cava, courtesy of AWC, the awesome fireworks display at midnight and DJ Deej Diaz on the turntables playing dance tunes on Avenue Deck.
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The Quorum Club If you’re headed for India, make sure you stop by our reciprocal club, The Quorum
he Quorum is a highly transformative, members-only lifestyle destination in Gurgaon, National Capital Region. Spread over 22,000 sq. ft. of carpet area – it is an urban refuge; a private members club that allows a seamless transformation from work to play. Fondly referred to as “The Q”, the club provides members access to areas for work, fitness, social interaction, inspiration, entertainment, special events and gastronomical delight. The Quorum boasts of multiple, delightful spaces that integrate art, design 15
and superior service to provide a unique experience. The undeniable nerve center of The Q is the Members’ Lounge, an elegant and ritzy space. Perfect for WORK & PLAY – members can host a casual meeting, a social gathering or just sit back, relax and enjoy some down time. Jazz and live music aficionados rejoice as the place takes on a post-prohibition era, New Orleans hue with LIVE @ The Q every week.
Two Horizon Center, First Floor, DLF5, Golf Course Road, Sector 43, Gurugram India thequorum.club
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The Business Quarter
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Retail Therapy Aarde at Manila House
Aarde (ar•deh) in Dutch means “of the earth” or “soil.” Aarde is inspired by all things beautiful, and its ceramic collections are sourced locally and globally. Today, it offers pieces from the Philippines, Japan, Denmark, Iceland, and the Sonoran desert. Each piece is made by the hands of local artisans who spent creative hours molding and merging earth, water, and fire through human techniques that have been passed on since prehistory. email@example.com
The Kenji bowl
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february Valentine's Day under the stars at Manila House Turn to page 20 for more details
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4 SAT | FEB 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 9AM H AT H A G O O D D AY
Start your Saturday with a soulful stretch. Urban Ashram Yoga conducts a one-hour session of Classical/Hatha yoga, teaching you to practice yoga safely and progressively for everyday healthy living. Members: P750 | Guests: P1,000
MON | FEB 3 | 6PM
EXHIBITION OPENING: AT Y P I C A L An exhibit featuring an unusual assemblage of artists, Atypical is not your typical collection of Philippine contemporary art. Curated by Toñico Manahan, the show brings together some of the most sought after artists working today. The exhibition runs until March 15
TUE | FEB 4 | 6PM
S H A K E , R AT T L E A N D RESILIENCE AS S ES S I N G B U S I N ES S R I S K A N D P R E PA R I N G FO R M A J O R CA L A M I T I ES Volcanos, earthquakes, typhoons. Are we ready for the Big One? Gregory Wyatt, a risk assessment expert with PSA Consulting, discusses the possible risks of such an event, how businesses may be impacted, and how to prepare for major natural calamities. Presented in partnership with PSA Philippines Consultancy
Members: FREE | Guests: P500
WED | FEB 12 | 6PM SAT | FEB 8 | 10AM - 12NN B E M Y VA L E N T I N E VA L E N T I N E ’ S D AY ART CL ASS FOR KIDS
Show your love and express yourself through art. We show you how to create your own Valentine’s Day greeting card! All ages welcome Price: P950 per child inclusive of materials Advance reservations required 19
M E E T TH E BADAS S : JEN SINCERO Her How To Be a Badass series turned her into a bestselling author, success coach and motivational speaker. Jen Sincero talks about how she transformed her life and went from broke to beyond rich, and how you can do that, too. Copies of Jen Sincero’s books will be sold before the event. The book signing follows her talk. Members: FREE | Guests: P500
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
ALL CUT UP
The Tomahawk steak on special for only P5,800 at The Grill. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org Pre-orders are recommended NOTE: Promo price cannot be combined with other existing discounts and promotions.
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THU | FEB 13 | 4PM
THU | FEB 13 | 8PM
FRI | FEB 14 | 7PM
What happens when we fall in love? We may be in a state of bliss, but we may also find ourselves feeling anxious and insecure. Dr. Shynney Marie V. Munar, a psychiatrist, talks about love from the point of view of medicine and psychiatry.
All alone this Valentine’s? Singles unite for an evening of drinks, fun and games at this special anti-Valentine’s Day mixer with Sandro Marcos as guest DJ.
Celebrate the Day of Love with a 7-course dinner under the stars at Avenue Deck, serenaded by sultry jazz singer Abby Asistio.
TH I S TH I N G CA LLE D LOVE
Presented in partnership with Centre Médicale Internationale Members: FREE | Guests: P500
N O T T O DAY, C U P I D JUNIOR MEMBERS MIXER
Advance reservations required Presented in partnership with Singles Events Manila Members: P500 | Guests: P800
D I N N E R U N D E R T H E S TA R S VA L E N T I N E ' S D AY
P3,500 per person Your early RSVP is appreciated
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TUE | MAR 3 | 6:30PM V I N TA G E WINE DINNER: T H E B E S T O F I TA LY
A special 5-course dinner accompanied by the finest, highest-rated wines from Italy, selected by sommelier Daniel Blais, including a 1998 vintage from Mastroberardino. MON | FEB 17 | 6PM WHY EXERCISE?
We’d all skip exercise if it had no impact on our overall well-being. Athlete and personal trainer Irene Rafil discusses the benefits of exercise and introduces exercises you can do at home or in the office.
WED | FEB 19 | 6PM
ON BE ING HAPPY
Presented in partnership with Kerry Sports Manila
Happiness is an inside job; this is why it is time to end the pursuit of happiness through external sources. Lia Bernardo, AKA The Happiness Doctor, will share resources to generate joy, peace and comfort from within. Everyone wants to be happier. She shows you how.
Members: FREE | Guests: P500
Members: FREE | Guests: P500
Savor the regions of Italy in every sip, from Tuscany to Campania to Marche and Piedmonte. Barbaresco ‘Starderi’, 2006 Chianti Gran Selezione 'Il Picchio', 2015 Il Sole Di Alessandro, 2016 Radici Taurasi Riserva, 1998 Pelago, 2014
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Hong Kong usrc.org.hk
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Gurugram, India thequorum.club
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London, United Kingdom thecourt.co.uk
TH E STACK
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Cape Town, South Africa ideascartel.com
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