Whether you're travelling from out of the country or looking for a place in Manila to have a relaxing staycation, Raffles Hotel Makati should definitely be one of your options.Rina, Rain and I had a wonderful time as we explored the beautiful Raffles Hotel Makati, as we got the rock star treatment, as we stayed in their Junior Suite, with included Butler Service!! Rain and I also had so much fun in their swimming pool as Rina went shopping at the very easily accessible Ayala Center Mall next door.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Monday, December 30, 2019
FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD MEALS WITH PAYMAYA
Since I’ve learned about PayMaya, it triggered something in me to explore how this awesome app can be used in even more aspects in my life! (Especially in restaurants)
Paying for transactions is incredibly convenient, but the thought that customers can enjoy special deals, apart from cashback promos, really made me a believer of PayMaya.
Gaining rewards for purchases made for products that you love is incredibly meaningful, especially when one is trying to stretch their Peso for as long as they can this Holiday season.
On the onset, I was stoked to find out that PayMaya is accepted at my go-to restaurant when I’m hungry at the office… You guessed it.. KFC!
Friday, December 27, 2019
THE GRID FOOD MARKET PART 2: GOCHU-GANG, BEEFIER AND BABU
Food Halls/Markets/Courts.. Call 'em anything you want.. I love em' all! I continue my journey around The Grid Food Market at Power Plant Mall, and check out three completely different stalls that shows how diverse the selection of food is! We visit Gochu-Gang by Chef Patrick Go for some Korean dishes, Beefier formerly known as "The Beef", and Babu by Chef Him Uy De Baron! Check it out!
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
PAYAMAYA’S DIGITAL AGUINALDO: Let your Loved ones know you care this Christmas!
I remember when I was a kid, my aunt would give me a thick wad of Twenty Peso bills for Christmas. I remember loving the feeling of having so much money in my wallet, even if you added it all up together and it was just around P300. The amount was actually not really the point.. To me, the point was getting money instead of a gift made me feel even more grown up. Like I was being told that I am responsible enough to make purchases for myself. That’s when I started understanding the concept of the “Aguinaldo” for the Holiday Season.
Now that I am an uncle and Godfather to many kids, it’s my turn to give out Aguinaldos to my nephews and nieces.. But the difference I noticed is that – since they’re already bringing gadgets such as cellphones, portable gaming consoles and tablets, they don’t like the cumbersome feeling of fat bills in their pockets.
It’s a good thing that PayMaya solves that problem by allowing its users to send digital aguinaldo to their loved ones.. through its Send Money feature!
Giving someone money during the holiday season is a great way to show that you care. Perhaps the annoying thing about the effort, is having to go to the bank and withdraw the crispiest bills possible, not to mention get nice “Ampao” envelopes, then label them one by one with the names of the recipients.
PayMaya eliminates all that hassle and makes giving Aguinaldo to your loved ones really simple! Even better, they’re also giving you a P10 cashback each time you send a minimum of P200 per day.
Here’s all you need to do:
First, Open the PayMaya app, then Go to Send Money
Simply key in the PayMaya mobile number of the recipient along with the amount for your Aguinaldo, Then hit send!
As a safety precaution, you will receive an SMS confirming your transaction and another SMS informing you of your P10 cashback!
That’s right! You can get up to P100 cashback, P10 per day! And when you send an accumulate amount of P10,000, you earn P100 on top of your initial cashback.
With PayMaya’s new Digital Aguinaldo feature, you can skip the trip to the bank, and send money to your nieces and nephews the modern way! If that doesn’t get me the title of “Cool Tito”, I don’t know what will!
You too can enjoy a convenient and rewarding way to send Aguinaldo to your loved ones with PayMaya. Just sign up on the app and make sure to use my code: RICHARDPAYMAYA, to instantly get P50 on your account.
Visit paymaya.com/deals to check the latest promos your can avail of!
Monday, December 23, 2019
HAKATA TONICHI AT GLORIETTA
Hakata Ton-ichi has quickly gained fame around Metro Manila as a Ramen chain that serves authentic Japanese Ramen at incredibly affordable prices. After opening a branch at SM North Edsa, Hakata Ton-Ichi opened their second branch at Glorietta in Makati, and is poised to open yet another one soon at Ayala North Exchange. I dropped by to see if the hype was real.. And I was not disappointed!
Saturday, December 21, 2019
CASHLESS FOOD DELIVERY ON A LAZY WEEKEND WITH PAYMAYA!
Let me know if you can relate to this.. It’s a Saturday Morning, and I’m absolutely starving. I realize that in my urgency to get home and avoid rush hour, I totally forgot to withdraw money, just to make sure I have something in my wallet should the need arise. Much to my dismay, I wake up to find out that our helper took the day off, and given that my culinary skills leave much to be desired, the only logical option would be ordering from a food delivery service.
So this is the situation I find myself in.. I can’t cook for fear of burning my house down, but at the same time, I don’t have enough cash on hand for delivery.. So what do I do? Given that this was a Saturday, I was too lazy to leave my house to go to the nearest ATM.
Thankfully, just a couple of days ago, I noticed a PayMaya sign at the ArmyNavy restaurant near my office. This got me thinking.. Perhaps they accept PayMaya for delivery? A quick check at their website proved me right… More and more online restaurant delivery services are using a feature that PayMaya recently introduced called “Pay With PayMaya”, making it even convenient to get food delivered straight to your home!
You might be wondering what could possibly be new about Paying with PayMaya.. Since people have been doing it for quite some time now. Well, their new “Pay With PayMaya” feature, users no longer need to go through the cumbersome process of entering your card details when making online
purchases. All you have to do is log in using their PayMaya mobile number and enter the OTP that they receive on their phone to confirm their purchase. Simple as that!
Here’s a quick step by step guide on how to make an online purchase using the new Pay With PayMaya Feature!
STEP 1: Log on to the Website that accepts PayMaya Payments (I’ll post a list at the bottom, but for this particular transaction, I chose ArmyNavy). You might need to register.
STEP 2: Choose your order from their menu (There are so many delicious items to choose from, this is usually the most difficult part for me)
STEP 3: Choose your Order Method (Some restaurants let you choose from a Pick up or Delivery option)
STEP 4: Choose your Payment method. Army Navy allows Cash, Credit Card, and other online Payment options, including PayMaya! Select Online Payment Powered By PayMaya
STEP 5: Fill in Delivery Information (Let them know where to deliver!)
STEP 6: Review your order Summary (Make sure the details are correct)
STEP 7: Click on “Pay With PayMaya”
Using Pay With PayMaya is incredibly convenient. I don’t have to have cash with me at all times, and I simply need to enter my phone number instead of my hard-to-memorize Credit Card Number. Not only that, the One Time Pin function assures me that my transactions are secured. I get a notification on my
phone first so I can verify my purchase.
A final note was, the transaction was made seamlessly, because
the delivery man simply had to hand over my purchase. No need to prepare cash or “change for P1,000” or whatever.
And I was also surprised to find out that I got a 10% cashback Bonus, because all PWP transactions from December 11, 2019 to January 15, 2020
will receive 1%, 10% or 100% cashback, capped at P500 per transaction. That’s a great introductory promotion!
You can also enjoy this convenient and rewarding experience in your favorite restaurants, deal providers, retail brands, and even government institutions!
Food/Drinks: Bo’s Coffee, Army Navy, Dominos, Shakey's, Goldilocks, Zubuchon, Boozy
Deal providers: Booky, Eatigo, Klook
Retail: Landers, Rustans, VMV Hypoallergenics, Rose Pharmacy
Government: PRC, DTI, Pag-Ibig, DOST, SSS, DFA, Tieza, PhilHealth, NHMFC
Others: Anytime Fitness, Araneta Bus Port
PayMaya is constantly finding ways to make purchases easier for you, so If you want to know more about the latest deals, make sure you check out www.PayMaya.com/deals!
If you don’t have a PayMaya account yet, download the app now and sign up using my code: RICHARDPAYMAYA to get an instant P50 in your account.
Ramember, basta online delivery, don’t pay cash. PayMaya!
Merchants that can have the Pay With PayMaya Feature include:
A BUY COM PH
AIR PROSYSTEMS INC
ARANETA BUS PORT
BABYLON OSLOB COAST
BUDGET TRAVEL N TOURS
C TECH TRADING
CITYGOVERNMENT OF CDO
COSMOTECH PHILS INC
DELSANDS RESORTS INC
FILINVEST LAND INC
FIT BEYOND INC
FOCUS GLOBAL INC
GLOW SKIN CLINIC
HARPER AND HILL
HOTEL OKURA MANILA
ITO BED AND BATH
JCI MANILA INC
LITTLE WAY FLOWER SHOP
MARRIOTT HOTEL MANILA
NATURE TO NURTURE
NEW PRESTIGE WINES
NFINITE IT SOLUTIONS
OUR DAILY BREAD
PEDRO N COI
QUEST HOTEL CLARK
ROAM TRAVEL AND TOURS
RUSTANS DEPT STORE
SOAK ARTISAN SOAP
THE BAYLEAF Cavite
THE BAYLEAF Intramuros
UNIOIL PETROLEUM PHIL
UNIPIN PHILS INC
VALENZUELA CITY GOVT
VIVA BOOKS PUBLISHING
WELCOME WORLDWIDE INC
WEST METRO MEDICAL
Friday, December 20, 2019
MENYA KOKORO FINALLY IN MANILA
Expect the Mazesoba craze to take the Philippines by storm, as international Japanese restaurant chain, Menya Kokoro has opened it's first branch in the Philippines, bringing with it its award winning concoctions, created by Chef Takuma Ishikawa. Menya Kokoro opened it's first branch at Uptown Place Mall in Bonifacio Global City, and we're looking forward to more branches popping up all over Metro Manila soon.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
THE SBS INKIGAYO SANDWICH
The sandwich made popular by K Pop Idols is finally here in Manila! The famous SBS Inkigayo Sandwich has opened a food truck so the K Pop crazy Pinoy fans can see what the hype is all about!
Monday, December 16, 2019
PICKIEST EATER TRIES THE WORST EPISODE 1: BONIFACIO UPTOWN MALL
Friday, December 13, 2019
SOBAN K-TOWN GRILL WITH MY VLOGGER FRIENDS!
As I continued my search for the best Samgyeopsal in Metro Manila, I was joined by some of my vlogger friends, namely Oppa Jinyong, Bani Lagroño, Mai Lagroño, and Phantasm Darkstar in my visit to Soban K-Town Grill!
Thursday, December 12, 2019
DUNKIN’ DONUTS AGUINALDO IN EVERY CUP
As children, the joy and excitement we feel during the Christmas season can be encapsulated in one word: Aguinaldo. The term refers to gifts received, specifically, during the holidays. As grown-ups, we find ourselves on the other side of giving with younger relatives now expecting their presents from us.
However, no matter how old we are, there is always a child within us who is giddy with happiness when we receive an "Aguinaldo".
Fortunately, this holiday season, you can have that “just got a gift” feeling every day with the Dunkin’ Donuts Aguinaldo In Every Cup promo. Every time you purchase one 12-ounce cup of hot or iced Dunkin’ Coffee, you have a chance to instantly win a Free Classic Donut or cash — P500, P1,000, P5,000, and for the lucky ones who will surely have a Merry Christmas, P20,000.
To get your Aguinaldo, peel the perforated coupon found on the side of your Dunkin’ Coffee cup that says “Open your Holiday Surprise!” and “Peel Here.” It’s best to do this after finishing your drink because the excitement might make you spill it.
Your Aguinaldo is waiting for you in any of your Dunkin’ Coffee favorites like Dunkin’ Brewed Coffee, Dunkin’ Black Iced Coffee, or Dunkin’ Iced Coffee. So, are you ready for some Christmas feels? Then get your Dunkin’ Donuts Aguinaldo In Every Cup from now until December 15, 2019.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
SUPER FUN GREENWICH PIZZA MAKING CAMP!!
Greenwich Pizza invited me and my friends from the Kain Tulog Gang to an exclusive Pizza Making camp event! For events like this, Greenwich usually teachers their guests how to make the Hawaiian Pizza, but they made an exception for us! Instead of the Hawaiian, they decided to teach us how they make their all new All In Overloaded Pizza!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
A TITO’S GUIDE TO SHOPPING ONLINE WITH PAYMAYA THIS 12.12
And just like that, it’s December! 2019 zipped by us so fast, I didn’t even realize that Christmas is just around the corner!
Honestly, with the state of how traffic is nowadays (especially in December), I have recently learned to embrace the convenience of online shopping. Up until a few months ago, I was wary about making purchases online, mainly because I was worried about putting my financial information on the web. However, my Millennial colleagues at work showed me a few tips that helped put the mind of this worry-wart Tito at ease.. And it all began with PayMaya!
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Paradise Dynasty now on its 3rd year in the Philippines!
“Feast on International Flavored Xiao Long Bao and Chef’s Chinese Specialties”
With its long and deep history, Chinese cuisine is truly an integral part of the Chinese culture. Unbeknownst to many, it is not just one distinct cuisine, but comprised of different regional styles of cooking. In Paradise Dynasty, diners will get a glimpse of the Imperial culture through its featured specialty dishes from the northern and southern parts of China.
A casual dining concept that originated from Singapore, it was first brought to the Philippines by the Paradise Group on November 9, 2016, and currently has three locations around the metro, apart from its regional branches in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan.
The inspiration behind putting a local outpost came from the travels of bon vivant and CEO of the Paradise Group, Mr. Eldwin Chua, who took his palate to a gastronomic adventure across this East Asian country.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
EASY BAON IDEAS WITH SWIFT MIGHTY MEATY CHICKEN CHEESE FRANKS
Being a father means having to be more aware of the food that my daughter Rain eats. Though she’s nowhere near as picky as her father, she does have certain favorites that she likes to stick to. One of those favorites just happens to be Swift Mighty Meat Cheese Franks!
So it’s wonderful that we have those good old faithful hotdogs to use as her baon for school, but making it more interesting for her to eat is the bigger challenge!
Here are some easy Baon Tips using Swift Mighty Meaty Cheese Franks for kids Baons that you can make at home!
Thursday, September 12, 2019
9 PESO MILK TEA AT NANYANG PHILIPPINES
GOOD NEWS, GUYS!!!
Enjoy the #NanyangKopiJelly for 9 days this September for only P9.
Wanna know how? it's easy!
1. Like our Facebook Page (Nanyang Philippines) and Instagram Page (@nanyangph)
2. Go to the following Nanyang branches between 2PM to 6PM on these dates:
- September 13 to 15 at SM Megamall
- September 20 to 22 at SM Pampanga and Greenbelt 5
- September 27 to 29 at SM Aura Premier and Bonifacio High Street
- September 27 to 28 at Bonifacio One Technology Tower
So what are you waiting for? Tag your friends, save the dates and see you at Nanyang.
Friday, September 6, 2019
STEAK OUT SUNDAY AT MIMI & BROS!
Not only did we feast on a mouth-watering Ribeye, we also enjoyed some of the items on Mimi & Bros Menu!
Thank you Chef Ed Bugia for having us!
Friday, August 30, 2019
5 THINGS TO DO AT RESORTS WORLD MANILA
My family and I spent the Father's Day Weekend at Resorts World Manila, and I realized there are so much things you can do there! In case you've never been to Resorts World Manila before, here is a rundown of the 5 favorite things that we loved to do when we were there!
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
7 TIPS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TAKING YOUR KIDS TO DISNEYSEA TOKYO
When visiting DisneySea, it's easy to get overwhelmed because of all the excitement you feel with the Disney Magic. But the smart thing to do is before you enter, make sure you have a plan so that you make the most of your time in the park! If you have young children with you, then here are 7 tips that will help you plan your day, and hopefully maximize your time at DisneySea! Special Thanks to KKday for the hassle free booking of tickets for Disneysea!
Monday, August 26, 2019
THE LEGENDARY ICHIRAN RAMEN IN CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
HOLIDAY IN HONG KONG: Kings Dimsum Causeway Bay
During our holiday at Hong Kong a few we went searching for some dimsum. We stumbled upon a restaurant called "King's Dimsum", and gave it a try.. It was actually really good! So if you're staying the Causeway Bay are of Hong Kong, that is a restaurant you most definitely should check out!
Monday, August 19, 2019
SEDA CENTRIO: FINEST HOTEL IN CAGAYAN DE ORO
During my visit to CDO for Big Bite 2019, we happened to stay at Seda Centrio, which is known to be one of the best hotels in Cagayan De Oro Seda is connected to Ayala Centrio Mall, one the most popular malls in Cagayan De Oro as well, making your stay in the city even more convenient!
Friday, August 16, 2019
PANAGATAN: A Cagayan De Oro Icon
For our very first meal in Cagayan, we were introduced to Panagatan, one of the most popular restaurants in Cagayan De Oro. Panagatan serves amazing seafood dishes, and Pinoy favorites, and their branch at the bustling Ayala Centrio Mall was quite busy, despite it being way past the lunch rush hour! This was a great way to start our Ayala Centrio Food Tour!
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
TIM HORTONS PHILIPPINES: TEAJITOS, BISCUITS PASTRIES AND MORE!
Canada's Number one Coffee House opened its doors in the Philippines in 2017, and since then, it has continued to add more branches at a rapid pace. Not only do they offer high quality selections of coffee and doughnuts, but breakfast entrees and pastries too! Now, they expanded their beverage menu by introducing a trio of tea drinks called "Teajitos"... and I coudln't resist trying them on a hot summer day!
Monday, August 12, 2019
MORE AND MORE FROM MOTTO MOTTO!
The Raintree Group opened a new Japanese Concept at Serendra a few months back.. and it's making waves as one of the hottest Japanese restaurants in Metro Manila right now... MOTTO MOTTO! Sort of like a Japanese "Diner", the wide array of dishes guarantees that there's something for everyone!
Friday, August 9, 2019
GYU-KAKU MEAT ALL YOU CAN PROMO AT SHANGRI-LA PLAZA!
Gyu-Kaku Philippines recently launched a new promo.. Eat all you can on selected meats for only P799! The promo not only features unlimited servings of premium meats, but a wide selection of appetizers and other side dishes as well! A fantastic deal from one of the world's best Japanese BBQ Restaurants!
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
THOUGHTFUL PHILIPPINES VISITS PARADISE DYNASTY AT SM AURA
Content Creators Thoughtful Philippines was invited by Paradise Dynasty to sample the amazing dishes they have to offer. I joined fellow content creators Jinho Bae, Kali Vidanes, Cookie Gonzalez, Dominic Dimagmaliw, Maxine Lara and Rica Garcia for an amazing lunch with my Thoughtful Media Family!
Monday, August 5, 2019
BIG BITE 2019 AT AYALA CENTRIO MALL CAGAYAN DE ORO
I traveled to the beautiful city of Cagayan De Oro to attend the Big Bite Norther Mindanao Food Festival that happened at Ayala Centrio Mall. We witnessed the amazing gastronomic treats that awaited the lucky citizens of CDO! Not only did we get to eat some fantastic food, we also saw Chef JP Anglo in action, as he gave a live cooking demo for the crowd!
Friday, August 2, 2019
OUR SUITE STAYCATION AT HOLIDAY INN & SUITES MAKATI!
If there's anything that Rain really enjoys, it's when we have a staycation at a hotel. Since I've had a grueling work schedule, we haven't been able to go on a staycation for a awhile, so when I went out of town on a business trip, I promised her that her mom and I would take her to Holiday Inn Makati for a fun filled weekend. The relaxing environment of our One Bedroom Suite allowed me to get some work done, while Rina enjoyed being able to shop at the neighboring Glorietta Mall!
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