Top-10 Most Instagram-able places in BGC

 1. WATERING HOLE.

    Are you looking for a great place to eat? Check out The Watering Hole. They serve amazing Filipino all-day breakfasts, lunch, mirienda and dinner from 8am-12am(weekdays),8am-3am(weekends).

    Sounds familiar? Yes! This is the same as the famous bar in the 90’s. The first independent Filipino brewery in the Philippines located in Shangri-La-spot.com. Now they are back to business! And this time, they are going to give you a mouth-watering food experience!

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The food does not only taste good but (hey!) also looks good!  The simplicity and variation of white and wooden interior gives a relaxing vibe while you eat.

MUST TRY: Super soft and tasty Wagyu Beef Tapa(Sukiyaki beef in sweet soy marinade) with your choice of egg and garlic fried rice or crispy Bagnet(pork belly) served with tomato salsa, shrimp paste and their house vinegar that surely will satisfy all your cravings. (Also Pinakbet and Pork Sisig)

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     Let this classic Filipino dessert/merienda bring you back the real taste of Filipino lifestyle.

SUMAN

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This place is definitely Instagram worthy!

ADDRESS: Forbestown Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, For reservations: Call: (02)831-4692, Email:wateringholebgc@yahoo.com

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The Beauty of a Lisa Crosswhite

“She is amazing in every way. I am inspired by her attitude towards making her visions come to life, for believing in me and for seeing the beauty of everything through her heart.”

 

Who is Lisa Crosswhite?
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Lisa Crosswhite is one of the most remarkable women I have worked with. She is the CEO and founder of Gnossem, a retail business and later on founded her own brand, Chi Chi Von Tang, both based in Singapore. She started sketching fashion collections when she was nine but she was trained in Political Science and literature. As an artist and someone with such excellent background, there is no doubt she was able to execute extra-ordinary results. Her love and passion for Asian beauty and its diverse design heritage is the inspiration behind the brand Chi Chi Von Tang.

The Burma collection

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I walked for the show and chosen to model for the look book and cover of the website wearing the latest collection of Chi Chi Von Tang inspired by her travel in Myanmar where she lived with four different tribes. Burmese women are known for their strength, sophistication and mysterious way of living… so is Chi Chi Von Tang

The latest collection was made of fine silk, cuprous, highly textured linens and leathers. bag-2

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Working with Lisa Crosswhite
First impression, Bad ass!

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Where on earth can you find a woman with such beauty, brain and mad skills? She’s a Founder and a CEO, she owns a unique brand, trained in Political Science and Literature but still with genuinely beautiful heart? She is amazing in every way. I am inspired by her attitude towards making her visions come to life, for believing in me and for seeing the beauty of everything through her heart.

Follow her Instagram: @myessentialself @chichivontang

 

 

 

Penne Pasta with super tasty meatballs

Preparation:

(40 mins)

Ingredients: 

Meatballs: Minced beef, Onion, Rosemary, Mustard, Salt and Pepper, Lemon

Pasta: Pesto, Penne pasta, Basil, Cherry Tomatoes, Olive Oil, butter

How to make:

STEP 1. Boil water in a deep pan.

STEP 2. Before putting the pasta, make sure the water is boiling. Add some drops of olive oil into the water for a better pasta texture. Add a little bit of salt then wait for 8-11minutes with medium heat.

STEP 3. While waiting, place 300grams minced beef in a bowl with two table spoon of mustard paste.

STEP 4. Minced one medium sized white onion and chopped rosemary leaves into very small pieces to add to the beef. Wash your hands or wear plastic gloves to mix everything together for a better taste.

STEP 5. Add salt and pepper and sprinkle some lemon. Once its mixed well, you can now make your meatballs. Make sure it’s not too big or too small.

STEP 6. When the meatballs are ready, cut one piece of garlic in half.

STEP 7. Wait until the pasta is al dente before taking it out of the water then place it in a new bowl. Sprinkle some olive oil so they won’t stick together.

STEP 8. Using the same pan from the pasta, wait until its dry from heat before adding the butter. Sauté the garlic until it turn golden brown.

STEP 9. Put some pesto sauce atleast 3 spoon. Wait for one minute before putting the meatballs. Cover the pan for 5minutes.

STEP 10. When the meatball is ready add cherry tomatoes. Mix carefully.

STEP 11. Add the pasta. Stir it carefully then add salt and pepper. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.

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ENJOY. 

 

Chimpkin Soup (Chicken and Pumpkin)

When I was young, our village always cooked “Pancit”, “Sopas” and Filipino style Spaghetti. While most kids stood on long queues just to have the famous spaghetti, I was going back and forth until there’s still soup left inside the big casserole.

I will always love Sopas wether it’s a hot or cold weather. It’s simple and so easy to make! As soon as you know the basic ingredients you can make any soup you want.

Today, you are lucky because I am going to teach you the 4 EASY STEPS in making a healthy and delicious soup. After this, you’re good to go!!Ready?
(You can add your own desired ingredients)

I am going to name this one “Chimpkin Soup”. I guess you already know why.

    INGREDIENTS:

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Chicken(Your choice of meat),
Butter, Turkey Ham (your choice of Ham or Sausage),

Milk, Garlic, Onion, Bay Leaf/Parsley, Salt and Pepper

Add-ons (Any of these):

Pumpkin, Cabbage, Potato, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Carrots, Beans, Pasta Shells (you can add other vegetables you like)

STEP 1. Grab the deep pan or casserole to boil the chicken(your choice of meat) together with one bay leaf and let it boil while you are preparing other ingredients.

(It should be ready once you’re finished preparing, if not wait until the chicken is soft)

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STEP 2. Take the chicken out of the water (broth)to chop into smaller pieces (you can keep the bones for a tastier soup). Transfer the broth in another container so you can use the same pan to saute’ the meat and other vegetables with onion and a little but of garlic.  (make sure your pan is big enough).

STEP 3. Heat the pan before putting the slice of butter then wait until it melts before putting the garlic and onion. Once both almost looked golden, you can put the chicken(meat) and the turkey ham(sausage or your choice of ham).

(Keep sautéing for 2minutes before adding all your choice of vegetables.)

STEP 4. Pour the chicken broth before it gets dry then wait for 5minutes before pouring the milk. Since I used turkey ham which is already a little bit salty, I only added a little bit of salt, bay leaf and more pepper because I love pepper! 

(Let it boil until all the vegetables are ready then garnish it it with parsley as it simmer.)

ENJOY YOUR SOUP!

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Balance

I want to share a piece of my childhood to you. This was the tree I used to climb when I was a child. I used to think it was so high, now i realized it is actually not that tall.


Anyway, It’s been 24 years and it’s still alive. How amazing is it to know that some part of my childhood survived bringing you back to some good old memories? Some of it still make me laugh and make me feel like I am back to being a child.  I even fell from this tree and then found myself on the ground wondering how come I didn’t feel that I dropped on the ground?

This was where I used to to fly kite. I was hanging up on this tree when I first saw a kite. It was beautiful so I made one.

I was wondering why it didn’t fly when it looked exactly like the others. I was careful because it was my masterpiece. I didn’t want it to break whenever it hit the ground. I kept running but it was doing the the same thing over and over.

Finally I just let it go. I was ready to face whatever happened to it. I let its parts ripped off as I ran faster. To my surprise, it tossed around and started to hang still. I made something fly!

Every afternoon, I went to this place to fly my kite. 

One day, some other children came with their cool kites. I was jealous. I wanted to show them that even though mine was handmade it can fly higher than any of their kites.
I let all the string go until the end. My kite got smaller and reached very far.

Suddenly. I felt the string was getting harder and I realized it wasn’t strong enough. I rolled it back but it was too late!

My kite flew away alone with the wind. I didn’t realized the wind was higher up there. I didn’t consider the capacity of my kite. I was still holding on to the string that once connected me to my kite. I lost it no matter how much I loved it.

Happiness is not a mater of intensity but if balance and order and rythm and harmony. –Thomas Merton

Anyway just a story.
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