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Anton Diaz
Manila,Philippines
Founder and Digital Publisher, OurAwesomePlanet.com
Interests: second is photography, i'm addicted to the internet. we already cut off our cable subscription and get exclusively all our information from the internet. my first love is bl, and third is internet marketing. we love to travel specially to the different beaches in the philippines. i am a marathoner and continues to love to r
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Aside from its coveted weather and otherworldly landscapes, Sagada is blessed with stunning limestone caves filled with millennia worth of history. The most popular locations for caving activities are in the Sumaguing, Lumiang, and Balangagan Caves. Here, adventurers can test... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at OUR AWESOME PLANET
Log Cabin has made a name for itself as a favorite among both locals and tourists in Sagada. This rustic home was transformed into a bar, restaurant, and then lodge in the 90’s by Dave and Janice Gulian. In its... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at OUR AWESOME PLANET
By Abigail Javellana The Pawikan Festival is held yearly at the Pawikan Conservation Center in Morong, Bataan. The main activity here is the releasing of the baby pawikan, which are hatched in the conservation center. Every year, during the festivities,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Abigail Javellana The Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) "8-Hands Anniversary Gala Dinner" is the kick-off event for a week of different celebrations commemorating CCA Manila's 20th year as the leading professional culinary school in the Philippines. With the theme... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Abigail Javellana Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort is one of Cebu's high-end resorts situated on the 7-hectare tropical paradise of Mactan Island, Cebu. You'll get that Filipino lifestyle experience whenever you're staying at Bluewater's group of resorts. From indulging in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at OUR AWESOME PLANET
Circa 1900 is a casual dining restaurant that focuses on incorporating local technics and ingredients into international cuisine. Circa 1900 offers an eclectic menu with plenty of choices that range from the familiar to the exotic. Cebu City has always... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Abigail Javellana The Fruit Garden by Pierre Marmonier is an artisanal jam brand, famed for using natural local and international fruits cooked in traditional French-style recipes. For this festive season, the company produced Christmas-themed jams in a lovely Toile... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Abigail Javellana Finally, Japan's popular confectionery Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory is now open in Manila! They are known for their luxurious treats made from the finest ingredients--Hokkaido milk and the world’s best cheeses. Light, crispy, and melt-in-your-mouth, these cookies... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
Once you have the right ingredients, a good recipe, and the proper techniques, you can also make your own paella and sangria at home this Christmas season. Here's a photo essay of how to make your own perfect Paella and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
AGOS is a Filipino-Spanish restaurant by Chef Myke Tatung Sarthou inspired by Madrid Fusion and the 250 years of Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade. The name means "flow" or "current" (of water). The restaurant is designed like a cruise ship boat and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Abigail Javellana CalaBoo Creamery is a Social Enterprise by GK Enchanted Farm in partnership with the Philippine Carabao Center, who aims to fulfill the Filipino dream of ending poverty for smallholder farmers, by producing proudly Filipino farm fresh milk... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Abigail Javellana CELLAR DOOR by Andrew Chinaplan Jr. and Binggirl Clements is Sagada's first and only private dining, wine cellar, and craft brewery place. Bing prepares her signature Igorot and Ilonggo Buffet (at least 3 hours prior reservation required)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
Read First: 14th Ultimate Taste Test 2016 Edition @SMAuraPremier Convention Center! (Photo Essay) Here are the Top 12 Food Purveyors who were rated 3.8 and above by food critics during the Ultimate Taste Test 2016. And the winners are... 1.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
Sagada’s mysterious Hanging Coffins at Echo Valley attest to the 2,000-year-old Igorot burial traditions that have fascinated the world. Pinewood coffins suspended with primitive wires and ropes along limestone cliffs act as vessels to heaven. The departed assume a fetal... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Sheila Gomez Whenever I think of Sagada, visions of cloud-filled vistas and verdant landscapes with a mystical allure come to mind. There is something just so transcendental about Mountain Provinces—it’s probably because they’re so close to the sky! On... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
The 14th Annual Ultimate Taste Test brought some of 2016's best Food Purveyors together at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura, Taguig. Food critics were able to sample the creations from 34 food entrepreneurs who showcased their yummy and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Sheila Renei Gómez Getting the opportunity to visit Indonesia was one of the most eye-opening journeys for me. Along with 20 style, travel, and local influencers, I traversed Komodo-filled forests and plains, watched legendary sunrises, swam with a hundred... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Sheila Renei Gómez The Royal Ambarrukmo is more than just a hotel—rather, it is a documentation of the the rich history leading up to its modern transformation. Bearing witness to the turn of the Mataram Kingdom right up to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Abigail Javellana The senior curator of Ayala Museum is murdered during Halloween night! With all four floors transformed into a crime scene, guests play the role of detectives to pinpoint whodunit! Now on its third year, Ayala Museum opens... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
I was stuck with my multinational job in 2007 and I felt a nagging feeling for a greater calling. When I attended the first ever Kerygma Conference in 2007 in Ultra, I was inspired by the Holy Spirit to pursue... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
I've been to Auckland twice already and this post is a compilation of our travel notes, tips, and tricks when traveling to New Zealand. This is also an update on our initial post, First Timer's Guide to Auckland, New Zealand!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Abigail Javellana An Instagram-worthy, funky boutique hotel with an artsy vibe! Staying at The Henry Hotel Cebu feels like living in a painting. The hotel offers a modern take on lodging with an out-of-the-box experience thanks to their quirky... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
MADE NICE is a New York-inspired restaurant serving Western cuisine with Asian influences. It's by the Greatful Group made up of young New York-trained Chefs--Jack Flores (29) and wife Gabbi Ramos Flores (22), Toby Panlilio (26), Wren Go (27), and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Sheila Renei Gómez The Sasak, a predominantly Balinese ethnic group, makes up 85% of Lombok’s population. Lombok was previously a feudal state divided into small, ruling kingdoms that followed mixed belief systems such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Animism. By... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET
by Sheila Renei Gómez Celineism stands on one of the peaks of Padar Island overlooking the one of Indonesia’s most breathtaking vistas. The Komodo National Park makes up 26 of the 17,508 islands of the Republic of Indonesia. Situated in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at OUR AWESOME PLANET