Tour Around the World at MERALCO Liwanag Park

4:09:00 AM
Manila Electric Company, MERALCO, opened their doors again to Filipino families as they let them step inside their compound at Meralco Center, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City to tour around Liwanag Park this holiday season. 


This year, MERALCO will let each member of the family take a glimpse of the famous landmark of different countries that are strategically placed inside Liwanag Park.


Liwanag Park has five areas where different attractions specially made by MERALCO for  Filipinos are placed.


Upon entering the park, enchanting trees with white lights will welcome their guests.


Enchanting trees line up to welcome the guests in Liwanag Park.



On the first area, guests are warmly greeted with a huge "Maligayang Pasko" signage in the middle of famous landmarks in the United States of America.


Warm greetings from MERALCO.



The Statue of Liberty can be found on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, New York City, USA



The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown, Manhattan, New York City, USA.



The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge in San Francisco, California, USA.



Before reaching the second area, guests will pass by MERALCO's giant lantern that is strategically placed on one of their buildings.


MERALCO's giant Christmas lantern.



The second area of  Liwanag Park will take the guests to Europe and Australia.


Tower of Pisa or Leaning Tower of Pisa is a freestanding bell tower of a cathedral in Pisa in Italy.



The Great Bell of a clock or Big Ben is located at the north end of Westminster Palace in London.



The Eiffel Tower is a shaped lattice tower located at the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.



Flavian Amphitheatre or The Colosseum is an oval amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, Italy.



The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts center located in Sydney, Australia



The third area is close to Travel Eat Pinas' heart because it is composed of the culture, tradition, and history of the Philippines.



Ancestral Filipino house with capiz window.



Bahay Kubo and all time Filipino favorite dish, Lechon.



Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal


Filipinos are family oriented and during the Yuletide season, Filipinos celebrate the birth of Jesus.




The fourth area of Liwanag Park will take the guests to the Middle East and their famous landmarks.



The oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering  El Giza, Egypt is the Great Pyramid of Giza.



Burj Al Arab Hotel's sail-shaped silhouette made the hotel an iconic symbol of modernization in Dubai.



The Great Sphinx of Giza or the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the head of a human and body of a lion.


To reach the fifth area guests should ride  Meralco's shuttle. The shuttle will lead the guests to Meralco's Robots that looks like the robots in the movie Transformers. Along with the robots is the famous Meralco machine that their employees use when they fix electricity lines. This time, instead of using the machine to fix or check the electricity lines, the machine will lift the guests high above the air so that they will see the whole Liwanag Park and Meralco Compound.



MERALCO's robot.


Another MERALCO Robot that warmly greet the guests.



One of MERALCO's machine that will leap the guests to their robot and up in the air to see the whole MERALCO compound.



Ride to one of the machines that MERALCO employees use in fixing and checking electricity lines.


Liwanag Park is open to public, NO ENTRANCE FEE, until January 8, 2017, and will welcome guests from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.








A Whole New Family Bonding Experience with Araneta Center's Le Grand Cirque

3:03:00 AM
Have you ever watch a Circus live and in person? Have you wonder what real life circus looks like, it's ambiance, how the performers look like and most of all how does it feel to watch it live and in person? Did you ever ask yourself if it will make your heart skip a beat or if you will be scared with their performance?  Well,  you don't need to I keep on wondering  about how a Cirque looks like and what will you feel when you watch one because Araneta Center brought Le Grand Cirque to Manila to give Filipinos a spectacular Yuletide season.


Le Grand Cirque is now here in Manila to give a spectacular Yuletide season. (photo credits to LeGrandCirqueAraneta)


Le Grand Cirque is Araneta Center's Christmas offering  that intends to give a whole new perspective of family bonding experience this holiday season. The Cirque came all the way from Las Vegas to give each member of the Filipino family a magical, spellbinding and mind-blowing memoir. 


Catch Le Grand Cirque from December 25 to January 3 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.  (photo credits to LeGrandCirqueAraneta)

Le Grand Cirque will provide five captivating performance, that will surely make each member of the family say WOW. 



CONTORTIONISTS

Be amaze on the flexible body of the performers and how they bend their bodies easily even if  they are holding an object while performing a trick.


Flexible body of performers will surely fascinate the viewers.



BALANCING ACT

Expect your heart to skip a beat as performers try to balance an object and even their own bodies with a partner or on a solo act.


Performer balance his counterpart to start their act.


Performers balance the plates as they amaze the viewers with their stunning dance number.




One of the highlights of the Cirque that will make the viewers say WOW!




HOOP DIVERS


Hoop Divers will impress each member of the family as they literally dive on stacked hoops while doing some somersault act.


Hoop Diver dive into the highest pile of hoops.



WALL WALKERS


Do you love trampolines? Well, the powerhouse performers of Le Grand Cirque will feature an extreme sport where performers will bounce on a trampoline and literally walk on  a wall.


Performers walk on a wall and perform some acrobat while jumping on a trampoline.



AMAZING AERIALISTS


Performers will defy the gravity as they execute acrobatic stunts and aerial ballet that will make the viewers fascinate.


Performers execute some acrobatic stunt while in the air.


Be amaze as the performer battle the gravity and perform stunts in the air.



To give you a sneak peak about what Le Grand Cirque is all about, TrEaPh, Travel Eat Pinas, made a video that showcase some of the amazing and heart stopping performance that will surely make each member of the family enjoy this once in a life time circus experience.







Le Grand Cirque's amazing and world class show started last December 25, 2016 and will end on January 3, 2017 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City.

Le Grand Cirque 



Ticket starts at PHP 150 for General Admission up to PHP 1,500 for VIP.  For faster and hassle free transaction, you may book your seats at TicketNet Online.


To know more about Araneta Center's Le Grand Cirque you may visit the following website and social media accounts:


Website








Authentic Thai Dishes On The Go with BKK Express

5:09:00 AM
Last November 18, Cabalen Group of Companies opened BKK Express at the Food Hall of UP Town Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.


BKK Express at the Food Hall of UP Town Mall, BGC Taguig.


Like Cabalen's Soi Restaurant, BKK or Bangkok Express provides foodie lovers  extraordinary Thai cuisines with the right combination of sweetness, spiciness, and sourness in every dish.


Different variety of Thai dishes that you can munch on BKK Express.



In Thailand, people buy food and leave as soon as they get their orders and here in the Philippines, Cabalen Group of Company, want food lovers to get an easy access and on the go Thai dishes while providing those not in a hurry a  laid back and relaxing ambiance while enjoying their favorite meals.



On the go BKK Express and laid back ambiance at the Food Hall of UP Town Mall, BGC, Taguig


Aside from that, according to Mr. Roy Fontabla, Area Manager of BKK Express and Soi,they want to remove the connotation that Thai dishes are all spicy. With BKK they can provide food lovers the authentic Thai cuisine that is flavorful and has a mixture of sweet, sour and spicy taste on every dish. BKK's ingredients are imported and they also hire a Chef who came all the way from Thailand to perfectly achieve the authentic taste of their dishes.


Chef Thepsuwan Songkhon  and Mr. Roy Fontabla of BKK Express.

BKK Express offers eight group of dishes- Appetizers, Thai Soup Noodles, Salads, Pad Thai, Specials, Rice Toppings, Thai Grilled Plates, Desserts, and Drinks.


Thai dishes at Bkk Express.


Appetizers


To start an amazing Thai cuisine experience, BKK will stimulate one's appetite with their finger foods.


MUST TRY


Thai Fried Rolls


Crunchy on the outside fried Thai rolls that have perfectly seasoned fillings. (PHP 120) 



Thai Soup Noodles


Experience Thailand's fresh and hot soup that has al dente noodles and vegetables with tender meat.


MUST TRY 


Fresh Egg Noodles with Roasted Pork


Enjoy some al dente noodles topped with tender roasted pork and fresh vegetables with authentic Bangkok soup. (PHP 160) 


Fresh Egg Noodles with Shrimp Wanton


Munch some tender egg noodles, topped with perfectly seasoned waton, fresh vegetables and sweet and garlicky soup. (PHP 190)


Pad Thai


Thailand's most popular dish, Pad Thai, is readily available in the Philippines, thanks to BKK Express.


MUST TRY


Pad Thai Chicken


Make your tummy happy by eating some tender and juicy chicken on top of stir-fried Thai rice noodles with BKK Express special tamarind sauce with fluffy scrambled eggs, beans sprout, dried radish and chives. (PHP 220)


Pad Thai Tofu


Harmonious combination of salty, sweet and sour taste can be found on Pad Thai Tofu. (PHP 190)



Specials


Specials includes dishes that BKK Express is known for.


MUST TRY



Pork Belly in 5 Spices with Hard Boiled Egg



Savor this tender pork belly in 5 spices with hard boiled egg. (PHP 260)


Rice Toppings


Famous Bangkok rice toppings served readily with BKK Express' home-brewed Pandan Ice Tea that will surely make your tummy full and palate happy.


MUST TRY


Bagoong  Rice Toppings
Flavorful rice toppings that have sweet, spicy but not too salty bagoong taste. (PHP 190)



Thai Grilled Plates


Thai Grilled Plates are Bangkok's favorite grilled dishes like satay, pork bbq, thai isan sausage and boneless chicken bbq served with sticky rice or pandan rice.


MUST TRY


Chicken Satay and Thai Sweet Pork BBQ


Grab a bite of BKK Express' juicy chicken satay with the mixture of smokey and curry flavor with a bit of spice and tender thai sweet pork bbq. (Chicken Satay PHP 320 and Thai Sweet Pork BBQ PHP 330)


Wrap some herbs, spices, nuts and juicy isan sausage on a lettuce! (PHP 350)


Dessert


BKK Express will give you Thai's favorite desserts that will surely make your palate happy.


MUST TRY


Sticky Rice Mango Sundae



Get refresh with sticky rice on top of the sundae and sweet mangoes. (PHP 135)


BKK Express enables easy access and on the go authentic Thai dishes that will perfectly fit people who crave for Thai food and are always busy. Dishes are flavorful and has the right sweetness, spiciness, and sourness and are affordable.




Travel Eat Pinas Video for BKK Express



To know more about BKK Express you can visit their facebook page at facebook.com/TheOriginalBKKExpress.

















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