What to do this summer? Enjoy and Play!

What to do this summer? Enjoy and Play!

Play this summer only at Ayala Malls. Throughout this May to June, spaces inside Ayala Malls will be transformed into a playful and exciting expanse perfect for PLAY time with family and friends. Kids, tweens or adults are welcome to revel, engage and have fun in Ayala Malls’ summer activities.

Shopkins Shopppies Live: Just for Kids

Tiny tots’ imagination comes alive with the Shopkins! They can meet and watch their favorite Youtube stars, Shopkins Shoppies LIVE on stage with a 30-minute premier Musical Show. Catch them at Solenad (May 19-21 with shows at 11AM, 3PM and 6PM) and Harbor Point (May 26-28 with shows at 11AM, 3PM and 6PM).

Rugby Clinics: The Tough Get Going

After classes, run, play, have fun and get your heart racing with Rugby. The high-adrenaline contact sport to be re-included in the Summer Olympics will be taught by our very own national rugby team, the Philippine Volcanoes!

In cooperation with the Phil. Rugby Association, the Globe Volcanoes Junior Rugby Clinics will help your kids bulk up and fuel their competitive spirit. Sign them up at Alabang Town Center (May 21), Market! Market! And Abreeza (May 28), Trinoma and MarQuee (June 4), Ayala Center Cebu (June 11), UP Town Center and Harbor Point (June 18) and Circuit Makati (June 25).

Ultimate Summer Squad: Fun with Friends

Is your squad the best amongst the rest? Test your teamwork and camaraderie with the #SquadGoals challenge. Put your team into a series of fun challenges in a game-show inspired playground to test your brains and brawn.
Pass the inflatables, wacky minute games, wild card activities and your squad might just win a big summer getaway courtesy of Ayala Malls!

1st Place: Three days, Two nights in Casa Kalaw, El Nido, Palawan with airfare for four.

2nd Place: Three days, Two nights at Balay Cogon, Sicogon with airfare.

3rd Place: Overnight stay at SEDA Hotel Nuvali and a full day pass at Republic Wake Park Nuvali.

Register at www.AyalaMallsUltimateSummerSquad.com and see you at Vertis North (May 20-21), Solenad (May 27-28) and MarQuee (June 4).

BillboardPH Music Trip: Music That Moves

Chill, take a music pill and groove your way to the dance floor. A musical journey by Playsound: The BillboardPH Music Trip of top, favorite hits from the swinging ‘60s, disco era, ‘80s pop and ‘90s grunge and beyond will get you to reminisce, learn and PLAY at the digital exhibits, interactive music charts and games, live shows, videos and a unique photo booth.

Feel the music on weekends at Glorietta (May 20-21) and Alabang Town Center (May 27-28).

With Ayala Malls’ PLAY, discover the numerous definitions of fun!

Calling all Wanderers, Are you an Open Road Hero?

Calling all Wanderers, Are you an Open Road Hero?

Wrangler continues the search for intrepid and spirited seekers of adventure who share their stories of travel and even take risks to reveal the beauty of the Philippines.

True Wanderer’s two years has made an impact to all types of wanderers. The well-loved denim for free and daring spirits are now inviting not just bikers but a wider audience of True Wanderers to inspire people to grab the experience to be the next Open Road Hero.

Have a taste for adventure?

Twenty finalists will get a chance to embark on a 3-day journey to finish four challenges that’ll test an Open Road Hero’s wits, skills and smack for peril. Afterwards, finalists will create photos of different themes per week. Their shots will be posted weekly on Wrangler’s Facebook page with a story as to how travelling inspires their inner Open Road Hero.

The grand winner, chosen by a panel of judges including Wrangler ambassador Jericho Rosales, will win an all-expense-paid trip to Batanes for two, P100,000 worth of Wrangler gear, and the title of an Open Road Hero.

Adventurers who’d like to join must post a travel photo captioned with your story of why you are an Open Road Hero on Facebook with the hashtags #TrueWanderer and #Live2Wander. Don’t forget to tag Wrangler’s Facebook account at facebook.com/WranglerPH.

Deadline of entries is before April 19 and a maximum of 3 entries per person will be accepted.

Don’t miss out on the chance to join this wild ride and share your amazing stories to the world. Who knows, you just might be the next Open Road Hero. Watch the video below for more information about being a #TrueWanderer!

Wanderland Music Fest heads to Filinvest City

Wanderland Music Fest heads to Filinvest City

Filinvest City brings Wanderland Music and Arts Festival to the south of the metro on March 4, 2017. The event will take place at the newly developed Filinvest City Event Grounds. The outdoor event venue, which is ready to accommodate the biggest events in the country, is sure to give a refreshing vibe to all guests.

Themed Wanderland Jungle, this year promises to be even more exciting as international names including The Temper Trap, The Ting Tings, Explosions in the Sky, Yuna, Purity Ring, Honne, LANY, and Woodlock, as well as homegrown indie artists such as Up Dharma Down, Tom’s Story, Gab and John of Urbandub, Fools & Foes, Reese Lansangan, Lola Amour, Banna Harbera, and Mickey Sulit come together for a roaring good time in Filinvest City.

Adding a colorful jungle vibe to the music festival are live art performances from talented muralists and illustrators including Jappy Agoncillo, KFK Collective, Quatro Hapimeel, and Ysabella Lalu.

With thousands of Wanderers each year, they can definitely expect a feast for the eyes and ears as they enjoy good music. All these take place amid lush green sceneries of the outdoors at Filinvest City.

For more information, visit Wanderland’s website at http://wanderlandfestival.com/.


On The Go: Walking in Intramuros

On The Go: Walking in Intramuros

History is piece of work that should always be remembered and revisited. Before Metro Manila ever came to what it is now, there were simpler times. People would just use their feet to buy an ’empanada sa tabing baryo’. This rich heritage, classic architecture and culture can still be found within the walls of Intramuros.

Old but sprightly.

Vendors line up the centuries old walls and serve traditional Filipino Cuisine. Pinoy favorites include Barbara’s, Ilustrado Cafe and Restaurant and Marso. You can also visit the Casa Manila Museum that hosts a perfectly preserved Manileño house.

Picture perfect scenes can be found throughout every corner. Walking atop the walls, you can find the view of Manila City Hall’s clock tower and it’s bustling community. Cannons are still perched amongst the moss-aged cement and buildings inside still carry influences of a mix of Spanish, American and Indigenous Austronesian architecture.

The old way of transport: Walking

For those who haven’t been to the walls of Intramuros yet, prepare your feet as it may hurt a little from walking. Uneven roads boasting traditional brick pave the roads just like what they had back in the 1600’s.

A good footwear would help like the Merrell’s new 1SIX8, that is built to keep you moving throughout the day and guarantees you stay comfortable no matter how far you go.

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You can check out some of their lifestyle collections perfect for your city adventure at Merrell stores in major malls and department stores nationwide. Visit Merrell’s Facebook Page at Merrell Philippines or follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @Merrell_PH.

If you need some direction to your Intramuros walk, you can check out Bridges Travel and Tours’ packages then find them on Facebook at BridgesTravelTours and on Instagram at @bridgestravel!

Here are some of the other photos we’ve taken from the trip:

A New Gustatory Experience is now in Manila!

A New Gustatory Experience is now in Manila!

No need to book a flight to the US as the beloved flavors of Thai BBQ Original, a franchise that originated in Los Angeles, can now be enjoyed right here in the metro.

Thai BBQ Original promises an amazing escapade, bringing you the same, familiar flavors and service, which earned the restaurant a cult following in the US.

The new casual dining restaurant is decorated in modern Thai chic interiors, boasting its stone bricks and a soothing palette of neutrals. Whether you are treating yourself to a quiet meal or going out with a group of friends, find a comfortable spot to dine in at Thai BBQ Original.

While the interiors of the restaurant are meant to soothe, the flavors of each Thai BBQ Original House Specials aim to awaken the senses. The lightly prepared dishes brim with strong aromas and a sweet and spicy edge. Thai BBQ Original brings you the complex interplay of sour, sweet, salty, and spicy, which defines Thai cuisine.

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Feast on the generous and affordable for-sharing House Specials that are perfect for big groups and families wherein each dish comes with a generous portion of Shrimp Fried Rice. Delight in the smoky flavors of S1 which offers Kaiyang, the restaurant’s most loved BBQ chicken, which brings together the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Hearty helpings of another favorite, the meaty BBQ Spare Ribs, under S2, are sure to satiate big appetites. Completing the house specials are the Chicken Sate (S4) and Beef Sate (S8) comprised of 7 skewers of meats each, marinated in Thai spices, and served with a side of cucumber salad. Dip these in the yummy signature peanut sauce to add a new dimension of deliciousness.

Discover as well soon-to-be Filipino favorites such as Thai Curry Crab, Honey Duck, Crispy Oyster Cake and Pandan Chicken. For something with a more refreshing crunch, try the Deep- Fried Garoupa with Mango Salad and the Papaya Salad, which bring together bright flavors and textures. Finally, do not forget delicious Thai cuisine staples such as Phad Thai, Pad See Lew and Tom Yum Goong. For hearty eaters, all the house specials are served with heaping portions of Shrimp Fried Rice, so you will never worry about going home hungry. Be delighted with every dish that is hefty and is for sharing at Thai BBQ Original – brought especially from Los Angeles to BGC – made authentic by the restaurant’s very own Thai chefs.

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