MARCH 2020 ISSUE 38
BA R | C U I S I N E | A R T | P O P -U P | E V EN T S
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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The many faces of Dante Basco
G E N E R A L M A N AG E R ' S PAG E
NEWS Benefits, Privileges, and Partnerships
CLU B RU LES
MEET OUR TEAM Katherina Obligado
MH INTERVIEW Stephanie Zubiri
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SPOTLIGHT Hollywood Tales Designing Women Now Showing: Parasite Hamming It Up Where in the World is Jeremy Jauncey? Working Women
COCK TA I L HOU R Drink of the Month: Local G&T
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I N C A SE YOU M IS SE D I T Chinese New Year 2020 Meet the Deputy Mayor Systems Leadership C-Suite Roundtable
R ETA I L COR N ER Retail Therapy: It's Summer! Pop Up Shop by SOUQ Manila
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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A Message from the General Manager
Dear Members, As COVID-19 threatens to become a global pandemic, we remain in a state of alert. The health and safety of everyone in Manila House, from Members and their guests to staff and security, are of paramount importance to us. Following the directives of the Department of Health, we have made hand sanitizers available throughout the Club, at Reception and in the bathrooms, in order to encourage frequent and thorough cleansing of the hands. This is also observed by all the kitchen and service staff who handle your food. They are required to sanitize their hands before, during and after service. Please note that we are also increasing the frequency of our cleaning and disinfecting procedures to ensure optimal hygiene and sanitation. While there is a shortage of masks in the market, our Reception and Concierge personnel, as well as the Housekeeping and Security staff, will use face masks as a further precaution, when available. We fully understand that there are others for whom the wearing of face masks is a necessary protective measure, and as such we will not demand that all staff members wear face masks. As more official and credible information becomes available, we will make the necessary adjustments to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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WH O Joyce Ma International Fashion Legend WHAT Private Dinner in her honor WH E N Dec. 23, 2019
Best In-House Magazine PHILIPPINES BEST BRAND AWARDS 2018
Editor Bambina Olivares
Please be assured that the health and well-being of all Members and staff is our priority.
Content Community Manager Angeli Chin
Please do not hesitate to approach us should you have any concerns.
Events and Sponsorship Manager Ross Neil Serafico
Jun Arcilla General Manager
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Summer means intimate lunches drenched in sunlight at Palmera
Graphic Designer Joseph Concepcion Editorial Adviser Anton San Diego
Benefits, Privileges, and Partnerships
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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.
We Accept Donations
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. WEEKENDS AND P U B L I C H O L I D AY S
RE:MEMBER REFERRAL AND R E WAR D S PRO G R AM M E 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. You may have overlooked payment of your annual dues. Please be reminded that outstanding dues must be settled before February 29, 2020.
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.
Members with accounts in arrears risk temporary suspension of their membership effective March 1, 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact our Finance Department for any queries you may have regarding your account. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
G R AT U I T I E S
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: Katherina Obligado Kat knows all about first impressions. Hers is one of the first faces you see when you enter the Club Tell us how you started in Manila House A friend asked me to join her in applying. Luckily, I was the one who got the job as Concierge Officer. Three years later, I’m still enjoying my work but now I'm a Membership Relations Supervisor. Why do you think Reception is one of the most integral parts of Manila House? For me the Reception is the face of the Club. It establishes the first and lasting impression for our Members and Guests.
Katherina Obligado Membership Relations Supervisor
How do you keep up whenever the foot traffic escalates in the Club? How do you maintain grace under pressure? Working in Manila House made me learn how to multitask and handle different types of personalities. For me, it is always good to keep calm and focus on what to prioritize first. This includes showing your guests that you’re confident and that you are fully-informed about the happenings inside the Club. What’s the best part of working in Manila House? The best part is getting to interact with VIP members and also the pride of working in an exclusive membership club.
Beach Day Trip or Hotel Staycation? I prefer a staycation where I can be with my son and family. Another is the relationships I've made with the other employees throughout the years who have been part of the team. What do you usually do on your day off? I spend most of my day off hanging out with my son teaching him educational activities. Sometimes, I bring him to malls and parks.
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The wine lover with her favorite tipple
Dynamic and driven, the Paris-educated cookbook author, media personality, travel, food and wine writer, and mother of two, Stephanie Zubiri embodies the modern, empowered woman What is it like to be a woman in the world of fine wine and food? How did your love affair with gastronomy begin? I believe being a woman in this domain lends a sort sensuality to the world of food and wine. While I can understand the technical aspects of cuisine and oenology, I have a very emotional connection to epicurean pleasures. I believe this sensitive woman’s touch allows me to 5
experience things differently, which in turn is reflected in my writing. My family loves food but I have to truly credit my mother who took me with her around the world. Picture a very nerdy, buck-toothed, four-eyed, nineyear-old me, eating in fancy enotecas in Italy, hoarding mini-bottles of truffle oil in the pocket of my Mickey Mouse bomber jacket. Are your children picky eaters? How do you balance nutrition and
taste in a way that is palatable and fun for young kids? Sebastian will try anything but usually when he’s home and in his comfort zone, that’s when he’ll really eat almost anything. At restaurants it takes a bit of coaxing. Maxi is very picky and pretty much lives on fruit and fish. Maybe that’s why his complexion is so nice! He does love anything crunchy, so when we travel he loves to eat crunchy things -
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Sebastian and Maxi with Stephanie
Stephanie was born with wanderlust in her veins
“An independent and an empowered woman is one that has the capacity to make her own choices and execute them.” chicken karaage for example! I believe children go through phases and for as long as they are constantly exposed to a variety of food, they will eventually try everything. I do use dessert as a bit of a dealmaker for them to eat more veggies or healthier things. How would you define an independent, empowered woman? An independent and empowered woman is one that has the capacity to make her own choices and execute them. Whether that is to choose to be a stay at home mom or to have a career or not to have children at all, even—it doesn’t matter, as long as it was her choice and that she had the strength, courage and support to carry it out. We still live in a sexist society despite the many gains women have made. What are you teaching your sons in terms of relating to and treating women?
It’s very interesting you’ve asked this as for the first time in my life some time ago, Sebastian complained why I wasn’t more like the other moms at school who were there everyday. I replied that mama has to work and that I would always be there on the important occasions and that I came home everyday early enough for us to have daily playtime and put them to bed. He then replied “But only papas should work. Mamas should not work.” I had to sit him down and gently explain that both papas AND mamas have the right to work and in many cases, some families only have their mamas working. I also show him my work and explain a bit more about what I do and why I do it—and he has begun to understand that things don’t magically appear on the table and has begun to value a working mother. I’m also very loose about gender coding and let them help me get dressed, put on my makeup for me and they love using my nail polish. I want them to
appreciate that although men and women are different in essence we should be equal in opportunity and value. What books are you reading right now? I just finished reading Middlesex as part of my book club and I’m about to start The Immortalists. If you had to get away from it all, where would you like to go? I would really like to go on a solo trek in Nepal. Where I can challenge myself, be alone with my thoughts, encounter a new culture and truly soak up nature. On a regular basis— I do escape to my favorite neighborhood salon for a mani-pedi and foot massage!
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A Filipino-American actor pens a memoir about his life and career
hile still a teen, he was cast as one of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg’s retelling of the classic Peter Pan tale, “Hook.”
He became something of a legend among kids of his generation. And now, according to the Washington Post, “Basco’s character in the 1991 movie ‘Hook’ has become iconic for kids of the 1980s and ’90s who remember the Lost Boys crowing ‘Ruffi-ooooo!’ for their fearless leader. Skrillex’s Grammy Award-winning 2012 dance single ‘Bangarang’ was a shout-out to Rufio’s battle cry. A pop-punk band in the early 2000s named itself Rufio. Basco has even seen tattoos of his teenage face on other people’s bodies.” In his memoir, From Rufio to Zuko, Basco takes us behind the scenes of his earliest projects, sharing personal examinations of his life on the set of "Hook", through his second rise as a cultural icon as Zuko in "Avatar: The Last
Airbender". Throughout his career as a "working class" actor of Filipino heritage, Basco outlines how his family and culture play a crucial role in the foundation of his work and his focus for the future. Meet the actor turned author as he launches his book at Manila House. BO O K L AU N CH : FRO M RU FI O TO ZU KO BY DANTE BASCO TU ES DAY | MARCH 3 | 6 PM Members: FREE | Guests: P500 The author will sign copies of his book.
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Three women redesigned their lives when they moved back to the Philippines and built successful businesses in the design and construction industry. Hear them speak about the realities of urban living in 2020
he spaces we live and work in are extensions of ourselves; the way we choose to design these spaces may also be regarded as a form of self-expression. Ivy and Cynthia Almario, together with Belle Morales, believe that you can define your life by redefining your interiors. It is possible to enjoy quality living while creating savings not just on space, but also on your budget. As condominium living becomes more and more common, residents face several challenges, and as design experts, Ivy and Cynthia show you how to maximize storage, minimize clutter and supersize comfort.
Cynthia and Ivy Almario
I NTE RI O R JO U RN E YS: WO M E N I N D ES I G N W I T H I V Y & CY N T H I A A L M A R I O A N D B E L L E M O R A L ES TU ES DAY | MARCH 10 | 6 PM Members: FREE | Guests: P500
ABOUT IVY & CYNTHIA ALMARIO
Photo courtesy of Philippine Tatler
Belle introduces the practicality and versatility of interior glass doors in residential, commercial and hospitality projects. Glass doors are space-saving solutions that also bring in light and function as a design element. Moreover, they are designed with ease of use and safety in mind. Ivy and Cynthia Almario, sisters who run Atelier Almario, an interior design practice, and Belle Morales, who brought The Sliding Door Company, a specialist interiors solution company to the country, all had flourishing careers in the United States. The Almario sisters returned to the Philippines in the late 1990â€™s, while Belle relocated in 2016.
ATELIER ALMARIO is the interior design studio headed by Ivy and Cynthia Almario. Both sisters lived and worked in Los Angeles California for fifteen years, where they honed their craft and talent for designing high-end residences, hotels, restaurants and offices. Since returning to Manila, they have successfully built a practice that has earned them the respect and loyalty of very satisfied clients.
ABOUT BELLE MORALES Belle Morales spent over 20 years as a leading professional in the logistics Industry, and is an acknowledged industry expert in international freight and transportation. She moved back to the Philippines in 2016 to set up Sliding Doors Asia Pacific, Inc. (SDAPI). SDAPI, with territory of the Asia Pacific Region, is a new international affiliate of the global brand The Sliding Door Company in the USA, a leader in the industry for interior glass solutions. 8
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Now Showing: Parasite
The Korean film sensation Parasite and its talented director Bong Joon-ho swept the recent Academy Awards, winning Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director to name a few. It first premiered in Cannes in May 2019. The esteemed Professor Nick Deocampo, a multi-awarded filmmaker, film historian, and film literacy advocate, literacy advocate, who currently teaches at the U.P. Film Institute College of Mass Communication at U.P. Diliman, will introduce the film and open the floor for discussion after the screening
his year's film awards season began with a win for Parasite as Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes, and the accolades have only snowballed since then. It’s easy to see why. Parasite is a film that blends genres flawlessly, entertaining and horrifying while delivering savage social commentary. Critics have universally lauded Bong Joon-ho’s oeuvre that traces the checkered fortunes of two families, the wealthy Parks and the destitute Kims. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times called it “brilliant and deeply unsettling;” Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal said it was “a masterpiece of serial surprises;” Peter Bradshaw writing in The Guardian described it as "an enjoyable, elegant, scabrous movie about a mix of servitude and trickery.”
Bong Joon-ho told Vulture, “There are people who are fighting hard to change society. I like those people, and I’m always rooting for them, but making the audience feel something naked and raw is one of the greatest powers of cinema,” he says. “I’m not making a documentary or propaganda here. It’s not about telling you how to change the world or how you should act because something is bad, but rather showing you the terrible, explosive weight of reality. That’s what I believe is the beauty of cinema.” A Q&A with Professor Nick Deocampo follows the screening 9
PAR AS ITE WE D N ES DAY | MARCH 11 | 6 PM Members: P500 | Guests: P800 Inclusive of popcorn and iced tea R ATE D R-13
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Hamming It Up Jamón specialists Txanton team up with fine wine purveyor AWC for a unique gustatory experience
“There is no place in Spain where jamón is not the star of the show”
Star master jamón cutter Gerson Rodriguez lends his expertise to the evening, introducing varieties of jamón from different regions, enjoyed with fine wines. Through the palate, one discovers the taste of Spain.
f there’s one iconic and traditional Spanish product that has stood out for many, many generations, it's jamón. Yet despite the ubiquity of jamón in Spain, not all jamones are created equal. Jamón is the leg of the pig cured with salt and time—as simple as that. There is no place in Spain where jamón is not the star of the show. It is in celebrations like weddings, birthdays, professional and formal gatherings, as well as meet-ups with friends. Jamón, some Spaniards might even say, is life.
And life for the Spanish is about pleasure. It can be as simple as the marriage of jamón and wine, as Txanton and AWC demonstrate in a special tasting session. Jamón on its own is already quite an exquisite treat; paired with the right wine, the flavors deepen and the sensation is sensual and sublime.
JAMÓN X VINO: JAMÓN A N D W I N E PA I R I N G N I G H T
Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blanc Jamón Gran Reserva (La Rioja) Val de Nora Albariño 2018 - Viña Nora Jamón Ibérico de Cebo (Extremadura) Viña Pomal Crianza 2016 Jamón ibérico de Bellota (Jabugo) Roda I Reserva 2015 - Bodegas Roda
THURSDAY | MARCH 12 | 6PM Members: P1,600 | Guests: P1,800 Presented in partnership with Txanton and AWC
ABOUT GERSON RODRIGUEZ For a young guy and a meat carver facing a whole leg of delectable bone-in jamón, the question is how he developed such passion for an iconic and traditional product that Spain is so proud about. Though cortadores de jamones or in layman’s terms, jamón carvers, make it look easy, it’s a skill that requires knowledge, dedication, and a whole lot of practice. Maestro cortador Gerson Rodriguez elevates the act of slicing jamón to an art.
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Where in the World is Jeremy Jauncey? Traveller, adventurer, World Wildlife Fund Global Ambassador and now Asia Tatler’s travel editorat-large, Jeremy Jauncey continues to scour the globe on the lookout for beautiful destinations. He comes to Manila House and talks about his world in travel and discovery
eremy Jauncey, the man behind Beautiful Destinations, has parlayed his passion for travel into a successful multiplatform business, as well as a force for good, which all started with an Instagram account. It’s part-travelogue, part-inspirational tool, part-aspirational bucket list guide, and all around jaw-droppingly stunning portfolio of photographs. The photographs make you yearn, dream, and salivate. They make you want to pack your bags and catch the next flight to anywhere that promises excitement and discovery. They nourish the soul in an unexpected, almost meditative manner, reminding us that despite the sordid times we live in, there is still so much in the world that is wondrous, and beautiful, and pure. The man behind this Instagram account with
Jeremy Jauncey, Photo courtesy of Philippine Tatler
almost 25 million followers across all his channels, and a thriving creative agency—all under the banner of Beautiful Destinations, is Jeremy Jauncey, a 35-year-old entrepreneur. Born in Scotland, he played rugby for the national team whilst at school and now travels the world, creating and growing a social media-driven travel community with a branding and content platform. Beautiful Destinations, he explains, started “as an Instagram account focused on sharing inspiring travel content from around the world and connecting with talented creators with stories to tell.” He adds, “I believe so passionately that travel is a force for good in the world—a universal language that connects people regardless of age, income, or background. Now, more than ever, we need things in life that can bring us
together and in celebration of different cultures.” Jauncey is a frequent traveller to the Philippines and, like many before him, has fallen captive to the charms of the country. His enthusiasm is evident and encompasses more than just the beautiful scenery for which the Philippines is famous. “It’s no secret how much I love the place and its people; they are the reason I keep coming back,” he says, “to show the world how much is happening in the country is very important to me.” Excerpted from Philippine Tatler
I N CO NVE RSATI O N : JE RE MY JAU N CE Y MON DAY | MARCH 30 | 6PM Members: FREE | Guests: P500 12
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Working Women A social entrepreneur and a photographer team up to highlight a fundraising intiative to empower impoverished mothers in Tondo
“Mothers Striving for a Better Future” is a documentary photography exhibition about six hardworking women from a very impoverished part of Manila. These mothers became entrepreneurs with the support of BYSMP Bless The Children Foundation in Tondo and the local bag brand Not A Daydream, They recently opened their doors to Christelle Flisch, street photographer, to share their stories. The result is an impactful documentary, not just because of the heartbreaking circumstances these families live in, but mostly because of the drive these mothers have to give their children more chances in life. The empowerment of women is often more visible in the corporate world but it doesn’t stop there; it is at every level. By supporting the mothers working at Not A Daydream, other women are encouraged to learn new skills, and be able to support and educate their children. By giving these women a voice, Flisch highlights the difficulties they face in their journey towards empowerment. M OTH E RS STRIVI N G FO R A B ET TE R FUTU RE FU N D RAI S I N G EXH I B ITI O N AN D SALE For the benefit of BYSMP Bless the Children Foundation, Tondo TU ES DAY | MARCH 31 | 5:30 PM Members: P500 | Guests: P500 13
ABOUT CHRISTELLE FLISCH Christelle Flisch is a freelance photographer based in Manila with her husband and three children. She has lived in many different countries with her family, including India, where she discovered her passion for photography in 2013. Fascinated by "everyday life", Christelle learned and practiced street photography, and after several workshops she is working on long term projects. Through her photography, she strives to visually reveal contemporary social issues and underlying stories worthy of being told. For her, a picture should somehow strike and create an impact. christelleflisch.com
ABOUT NOT A DAYDREAM Not a Daydream is a social enterprise in Manila that supports the creation and sales of unique bags with beautiful, handwoven textiles from the Philippines, made by ambitious mothers in Manila fighting for a better life. Working together with NGO livelihood programs in the Philippines, it trains mothers to become bagmakers so they can earn an income and send their kids to school. notadaydream.com
Drink of the Month
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Quench your summer thirst with our Local G&T, mixed with house-infused saffron gin, pressed kamias, calamansi, and agua cinchona.
Our wine steward recommends pairing this with our Salmon Sinigang 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. (Sundays - Thursdays: 11AM - 11PM • Fridays and Saturdays: 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. (Sundays - Thursdays: 7AM - 12MN • Fridays and Saturdays: 7AM - 2AM) 14
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Chinese New Year 2020 A fine and raucous welcome awaited the Year of the Metal Rat, complete with the Lion and Dragon Dance, a seven course Chinese banquet, and an authentic Chinese music ensemble.
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Meet the Deputy Mayor Miguel Sangalang of the City of Los Angeles
“We shouldn’t be afraid of density. Housing is a big issue—but I think that it can be achieved in many different ways so long as you keep an actual open mindset. There’s nothing wrong with density, with multigenerational housing— many of which are characteristic of what (Filipinos) have.” — Deputy Mayor Miguel Sangalang on the issue of urban sprawl vs. city congestion
Systems Leadership C-Suite Roundtable with Elf Coaching
“Emotional Intelligence means understanding of oneself. Social Intelligence includes an understanding of others’ emotional experience; Relationships Systems Intelligence (RSI) catalyzes the capacity of teams and groups to move beyond the personal to a powerfully generative group identity. Together, the three forms of intelligence create flexible and resilient individuals and teams.” — Eslinda Hamzah and Elfarina Zaid, Elf Coaching, Singapore
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Retail Therapy Get ready for summer with these exciting pop-ups! March 13 - 16 It's Summer! Pop Up Shop by SOUQ Manila March 10 - 31 Alegre by Techie Hagedorn, Toni Pons Espadrilles, and Joyce Makitalo Jewelry
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ISLAND STYLE COLLECTIONS
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MENU Foie Gras and Toast
Smoked Green Apple, Red Cabbage Purée, Crispy Duck Flakes and Edible Flowers on Puff Pastry
Barbaresco ‘Starderi’, 2006 La Spinetta, Piedmonte 93 points - Wine Spectator ✠ Oxtail Ravioli Onion Soubise and Arugula
TUE | MAR 3 | 6:30PM
V I N TA G E W I N E D I N N E R : T H E B E S T O F I TA LY A special five-course dinner accompanied by the finest, highestrated wines from Italy, selected by sommelier Daniel Blais, including a 1998 vintage from Mastroberardino. Savor the regions of Italy in every sip, from Tuscany and Campania, to Marche and Piedmonte. Presented in partnership with Vintage Wine Company P8,000 per person
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione ‘Il Picchio’, 2015 Castello di Querceto, Tuscany 96 points - James Suckling ✠ Deconstructed Beef Wellington US Prime Rib Eye 100g on Herb Puff Pastry, Grilled Carrots, Glazed Duxelle Mushrooms, Red Wine and Chivas Sauce Il Sole di Alessandro, 2016 Castello di Querceto, Tuscany 92 points - James Suckling ✠ Cheese Platter Grana Padano, Fontina and Gorgonzola Radici Taurasi Riserva, 1998 Mastroberardino, Campania 93 points - James Suckling ✠ DE S S E RT Dark Chocolate Cake Raspberry Sorbet, White Chocolate Soil and Edible Flowers Pelago, 2014 Umani Ronchi, Marche 92 points - James Suckling
TUE | MAR 10 | 6PM
INTERIOR JOURNEYS: WOMEN IN DESIGN WITH I V Y & CY N T H I A A L M A R I O AND BELLE MORALES The spaces we live and work in are extensions of ourselves; the way we choose to design these spaces may also be regarded as a form of selfexpression. Ivy and Cynthia Almario, together with Belle Morales, believe that you can define your life by redefining your interiors. It is possible to enjoy quality living while creating savings not just on space, but also on your budget. Members: FREE | Guests: P500 19
3 TUE | MAR 3 | 6PM
BOOK L AUNCH: F R O M R U F I O TO Z U KO BY DANTE BASCO Fil-Am actor Dante Basco introduces his memoir, which takes us behind the scenes of his earliest projects, sharing personal examinations of his life on the set of “Hook”, through his second rise as a cultural icon as Zuko in “Avatar: The Last Airbender”. Throughout his career as a “working class” actor of Filipino heritage, Basco outlines how his family and culture play a crucial role in the foundation of his work and his focus for the future. The author will sign copies of his book. Members: FREE | Guests: P500 WED | MAR 11 6PM NOW SHOWING: PA R A S I T E
A special screening of the Oscar winner for Best Picture Parasite, which entertains with a mix of genres while providing acute social commentary. Esteemed filmmaker and academic Professor Nick Deocampo leads a post-screening dialogue after the movie, discussing the socio-economic realities portrayed in Parasite and how they resonate in Philippine society. Members: P500 | Guests: P800 Inclusive of popcorn and iced tea R ATE D R-1 3
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THU | MAR 12 | 6PM
TUE | MAR 17 | 6PM
JAMÓN X VINO: JAMÓN A N D W I N E PA I R I N G N I G H T Jamón specialists Txanton team up with fine wine purveyor AWC for a unique gustatory experience. Star master jamón cutter Gerson Rodriguez lends his expertise to the evening, introducing varieties of jamón from different regions, enjoyed with fine wines. Through the palate, one discovers the taste of Spain. Members: P1,600 | Guests: P1,800 Presented in partnership with Txanton and AWC MENU
BUSINESS BRIEFING: PHILIPPINES 2020 ECO N O M I C O U T LOO K SAT | MAR 14 | 10AM - 12NN
LEARNING THROUGH LEGO LEGO hosts an educational and fun session for two age groups: WeDo Robotics for 5 years up Mindstorms for 10-15 years old. Price per child P950 for 2 hours Advance reservations required Presented in partnership with iCreate Café Manila / FELTA
With international trade in turmoil, what does 2020 hold for the Philippine economy? Business risk specialist PSA Consulting presents a panel discussion featuring Patricia Tan, Senior Analyst at PSA, Alejandro Jalon of the Oxford Business Group, and Rafael Garchitorena, Managing Director and Chief Strategist at Regis Equity Partners. Members: FREE | Guests: P500
Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blanc Jamón Gran Reserva (La Rioja) Val de Nora Albariño 2018 - Viña Nora Jamón Ibérico de Cebo (Extremadura) Viña Pomal Crianza 2016
TUE | MAR 31 | 5:30PM
Jamón ibérico de Bellota (Jabugo) Roda I Reserva 2015 - Bodegas Roda
30 MON | MAR 30 | 6PM
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.
I N C O N V E R S AT I O N WITH J E RE MY JAUNCEY Where in the world is Jeremy Jauncey? For one night only, the traveller, adventurer, World Wildlife Fund Global Ambassador and now Asia Tatler’s travel editor-at-large, will be in Manila to talk about his world in travel and discovery, and how he parlayed his wanderlust into the successful social media platform, Beautiful Destinations. Members: FREE | Guests: P500
STR E ET PHOTOG R APHY: M OT H E R S ST R I V I N G FOR A BET TER FUTURE “Mothers Striving for a Better Future” is a documentary photography exhibition about six hardworking women from a very impoverished part of Manila. These mothers became entrepreneurs with the support of BYSMP Bless The Children Foundation in Tondo and the local bag brand Not A Daydream. Street photographer Christelle Flisch gives these women a voice and documents their struggles and triumphs as they work to empower themselves and provide for their children. Members: P500 | Guests: P500 Proceeds will benefit BYSMP Bless The Children Foundation, Tondo 20
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