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Madie Boie Sahid

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AirAsia’s “Red Talks with Daphne” Launches

AirAsia is known for its world-class and affordable services enabling people from all walks of life, to travel. That’s why AirAsia is voted consistently as the world’s best low cost carrier for eight consecutive years by Skytrax. Today AirAsia is releasing its first web series episode of “Red Talks with Daphne”, hosted by the award-winning and TV host Daphne Oseña Paez.

There will be a total of six web series featuring different places exhibiting Asia’s best-kept attractions and rich cultural heritage, as well as interesting stories of people as they explore different Asian destinations, proving that travelling and flying is indeed possible for everyone.

For more inspirational stories, please like AirAsia’s Facebook page, and check out the hashtag #AirAsiaRedTalks on your favorite social media platforms.

Davao, Food

Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery

This newly-opened restaurant in Davao offers a unique dining experience. It’s a Flower Cafe and Cupcakery flourished with flowers and floral decorations that give their place a garden-like ambience.  They serve not only appetizing dishes, but also melt-in-your-mouth desserts that will surely delight your tastebuds. Here are some of my favorite dishes and desserts that they offer.

Beef Teriyaki – Tender beef strips drenched in tang teriyaki sauce.  This was my favorite!

Pizza Verde – A healthy, no-meat alternative for vegetarians who love pizza!

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Davao, Food

Starbucks Introduces New Frappuccinos

Starbucks Summer Frappuccino Image

My favorite Roasted Marshmallow S’mores Frappuccino has bid goodbye but as what they say, there is still good in goodbyes because Starbucks made two new sets of thirst quenchers namely the Chocolate Black Tea with Earl Grey Jelly and Double Chocolate Green Tea Frappuccino.

Chocolate Black Tea with Earl Grey Jelly

Chocolate Black Tea with Earl Grey Jelly

Double Chocolate Green Tea

Double Chocolate Green Tea

These tea-based drinks bring you to a different level of tea experience because they are both creamy and smooth. I love the softness of the Earl Grey Jelly at the bottom of the Chocolate Black Tea. The lightness and unique taste of the Double Chocolate Green Tea took my breath away. Currently, the Double Chocolate Green Tea is my new favorite and I would surely love to grab a cup everyday because these drinks will only be available starting June 7 until July 25, 2016. So what are you waiting for? Don’t dare to miss out on a wonderful tea experience brought to us by Starbucks!

Apart from the new Frappuccinos, they also introduced a few delicious food offerings namely Chicken Parmigiana Wrap, Chicken Milk Bun, Purple Yam Cheesecake, Sausauge and Spinach on Focaccia Bread, Breakfast Pannkcakes, and Go Lite Chips for the those who are on a strict diet!

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Davao, Food

Happy Fit: Splurge Without the Guilt

It’s always a struggle for me to stay healthy and fit while not sacrificing the food that I love to eat such as chips, pancakes, and burgers. But worry no more, because Happy Fit is here to the rescue! This new nutrition hub offers a variety of healthy food and beverages as well as supplements.

So here’s some of their healthy food offerings that you definitely have to try!

Chicken Teriwrap

Chicken Teriwrap

Chicken Teriwrap

With only 210 calories, the Chicken Teriwrap is tasty. Considering that they used the breast meat of the chicken, the meat was not dry and it was tender. I love the hint of mango taste in it and the wrap is also soft which is also made of whole wheat flour.

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Davao, Food

Top Must-Tries at Filipino Comfort Food

It is always difficult to find a restaurant that offers the same quality of food that we eat at home.  That recently changed with the opening of Filipinio Comfort Food (FCF) in Davao City.  Owned by famed restaurateur Cathy Binag, FCF offers a nice selection of home cooked dishes anyone can enjoy.  I certainly did, and would like to share my favorites from their menu.

1.) Chicken Skin – This is my ultimate favorite since I’m a big fan of crispy Chicken Skin.  FCF’s version was crunchy and tasty, without all the grease! Continue Reading

Manila, Party

Road to Ultra Philippines

In our generation, rave events have become a normal occurrence and a bit mainstream. But a rave event that could actually keep the fire burning is a different story. The Road to Ultra Philippines held last Sept. 26 at MOA Concert grounds was one of the most life-changing and inspiring events I have ever been. Everyone was united and the crowd was lively and cheerful the whole time! The stage set up was designed perfectly and the sound system was insanely loud and clear! So I just brought with me my energy for me to survive the event and dance until 4am!

Rockin this thang

Rockin this thang


with #ohana

with #ohana

So I ranked the sets wherein I really had a blast and enjoyed the whole time the artists where playing. It wasn’t as easy as I thought because I really enjoyed all of them. I expected a legit fireworks display to happen, but was disappointed.

3.) Zeds Dead
They were able to know when to change and shift genre to keep the crowd going. Most of their tracks were also unique!
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Food, Manila, Travel

I Finally Found the One: My Love Affair with Bondi & Bourke

  • Creek Stone Steak

Traveling gives me a chance to kick back, relax and enjoy life. For me, a big part of the travel experience involves food, because I love to eat! The one thing I look for in any place I visit is a good old tender juicy steak. Whenever I’m in Manila (which had become almost a weekly occurrence), I always look forward to a meal at Bondi & Bourke.

Evenly Cooked

Evenly Cooked

Their Creekstone Steak is simply to die for. It weighs at least a kilo, and you’d need a couple of friends to help you finish off the damn thing (and foot the bill, too). The chef comes to our table and asks us how we want our steak done. We say the usual: split into two thinner 500g slices, cooked to medium. The cooking process takes 30 minutes.
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Party

Get Ready for Trancesisyon 2015!

Are you ready for the biggest rave party to ever hit Tagum City?

On May 16, 2015, Trancesisyon is coming to town and is the first PsyTrance Party Music and Arts Fest ever to be held in the Philippines, featuring an awesome line up of local talents spinning their tunes amidst a never-before seen psychedelic atmosphere.  Their music shall take partygoers on a unique musical journey, whilst riding a zipline, making Trancesisyon a truly magical event that shouldn’t be missed!

Topping it off, Greenwich Pizza is providing pizzas for everyone!

Tickets are sold in three variations: Mania, VIP and General Admission (GA).

The perks:

Mania (P800)

  • Unlimited Activities
  • Unlimited face Paint
  • All access
  • Access to the Mania Lounge
  • Free 2 Standard Drinks
  • Free Souvenir merchandise
  • Front of the stage
  • Express entrance to the grounds
  • Exclusive Comfort Rooms

VIP (P500)

  • Unlimited access to one (1) activity of your choice
  • Small Face paint
  • One Standard Drink
  • Access to VIP area and GA

GA (P150)

  • Access to event and GA area

Featured DJs from Manila are DJ Jet Boado, Ron Poe and Khai Lim, all of whom are top DJs who play for Valkyrie, Universe and Prive. Kirby Yu from Boracay and Distillery Cebu is also coming! Other featured artists are MC Ron Thug, MC MJ Collarga, local talents Jack Ripper, Kevin Rage, Ronn Mirrage of Brewery and Pae Dobles from Manic Nightnings.

For more details on purchasing tickets, please visit this link.  Please like their Facebook page too.

See you all there!

Travel

AirAsia Offers Hot Meals on Flights

Who said eating 36,000 feet above sea level is expensive and dissatisfying? Not with Airasia Hot Meals! Last Monday the airline announced their meals that cater to everyone, and by everyone I mean from kids to kids at heart!

Airasia

Airasia

From PHP168 you can taste their freshly-prepared authentic dishes and earn Big rewards if you prebook it online! Not mentioning, their dishes are also Halal certified so even my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters can now enjoy eating on their flights!
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Davao, Party, Travel

SummerFrolic Music Festival of Colours 2015

Are you ready for the biggest music festival this summer? Showcase your abs, biceps, triceps, and your toned body this summer at SummerFrolic Festival of Color this April 10-11, 2015 in Mati City! People from all over the country are so excited to start their summer with a blast! Werwolvz, Ron Poe, Mars Miranda, Marc Marasigan, Jet Baoda, and all the other best DJ’s in the country to date are coming over to play and party with us wooohooo! This 2-day event will have color powder, paint, foam machines, and all the other equipment to ensure a great summer experience you will never forget!

SummerFrolic

SummerFrolic

You are not just going to enjoy but this is also a great opportunity to help local the people residing in Davao Oriental who are in need of medical attention. HALAD Mission Group Foundation, the official beneficiary of this event, holds free surgical missions for major and minor operations as well as cataract extractions in various locations in Davao Oriental. Great right?
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