Best places to visit in the Metro

Planning to travel around Manila soon? Metro Manila which is known to be the National Capital Region of the Philippines is the center of culture, economy, education and government of the Philippines. (Source:Wikipedia)

Here’s my list of best places in Metro whether you want to go shopping, party with friends or dine out.

1. Shopping

Wanna go shopping? Check out the following places and you might find what you want.

a. SM Mall of Asia (Pasay)

-known to be one of the biggest malls in the Philippines

-brands: Forever21, Uniqlo, Cotton On, Terranova, Benefit, Beauty Bar, Topshop, Topman, Sunnies by Charlie, Human, Tomato, etc

b. SM Aura (Taguig)

-a high end mall in Bonifacio Global City

-brands: Forever 21, Uniqlo, River Island, American Eagle Outfitters, Bayo, Bench, Clinique, Dorothy Perkins, Epse, Mac, Mexx, Miss Selfridge, etc

c. Bonifacio High Street (Taguig)

-the first main street retail concept in the Philippines.

-Cotton On, Mango, American Eagle Outfitters, Ever New, Aldo Accessories, All Flip-Flops, Benetton, Charles & Keith, Kenneth Cole, La Senza, Make Up Forever and more!

d. Greenbelt (Makati)

-a mall that has 5 sections: 3 indoor buildings and 2 open-air shopping buildings. 

-a mall with a park

-brands: Juicy Couture, Miss Selfridge, 158 Designer’s Blvd., Osh Kosh, Kate Spade, Dumond, L’Occitane, Louis Vuitton, Zara, Warehouse, Nike, Call It Spring and more!

e.  Trinoma (Quezon City)

-aka Triangle North of Manila, located at the heart of Quezon City

-brands: Aerosoles, Debenhams, People are People, Yves Rocher, Yosi Samra, Crossings, Lacoste Shoes, Rolex, Saizen, ForMe, Freeway and more.

f. SM North Edsa (Quezon City)

-second largest shopping mall in the Philippines. (Source: Wikipedia)

-brands: Parfois, Too Cool For School, Ice Watch, Nyx, Claire’s, ForMe, Basic House, The Original Penguin and more!

g. Shangrila Mall (Shaw)

- the country’s most established upscale shopping and lifestyle destination.

-brands: Arrow, Banana Republic, Bauhaus, DKNY, F&X, Hugo Boss, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Muji, Una Rosa, Roxy and many more!

h. SM Megamall (Ortigas)

-known to be the largest mall in the Philippines

-brands: H&M, Aeropostale, Uniqlo, Forever21, Jellybean, Etude House, G200, CC-00, Skin Food, The Body Shop, Tony Moly and many more!

2. Party

-go party with your friends in the following places:

a. Red Box

-go sing your heart out

b.  Republiq

c. Eclipse 

d. 71 Gramercy

e. Hyve

f. Imperial Ice Bar

3. Dine

-try some known delights in the Philippines.

a. Banapple

-yummy pastries and delightful rice meals and pasta

b. Magnum Cafe

-create your own Magnum

c. Vanilla Cupcake Bakery

-yummy cupcakes in a “tea time” theme

d. Coffee Beanery

-unlimited coffee and cakes

e. Pepper Lunch

-sizzling pepper meal

f. Gelatissimo

-Italian ice cream in the Philippines

g. ToastBox

-Singaporean restaurant in the Philippines

h. C2 Classic Cuisine

-offers best redefined Filipino classics

i. Project Pie

-create your own pizza

j. Subway

-sandwiches

k. Subspace Coffeehouse

-Korean inspired coffeehouse

But of course, you need money before you can do everything you want to do when travelling in Metro. And to have money means you need to work. Sykes has the answer to your problem! Sykes is a pioneer in the Philippine call center industry. You can check their vacancies at Sykes E-Recruitment Site. They started it all and I believe that they can help you start in your journey too. 

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Daringly Different

What I wore on the 62nd FAMAS Awards Night…

The requested attire was formal, but since I don’t have a long gown and I’m not a VIP to wear one, I chose to match a maxi skirt with a sexy top plus a chunky heels. Yes, I looked different. Daringly different. I’m not this kind of girl who wear sexy and edgy outfits but I tried to wear one. Hahaha! 

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What I’m Wearing: top from OXYGEN, skirt from FOREVER21, heels from GOLD DOT

62nd FAMAS Awards Night

Last Sunday, I was given a chance to witness the awarding of 62nd FAMAS at Solaire Grand Ballroom. It’s definitely a star studded night. Some artists performed, some just watched and some were awarded.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Best Director - Erik Matti, OTJ (On The Job)

Best Sound - OTJ (On The Job)

Best Story - OTJ (On The Job)

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