ALL ACCESS - Ball Pit Manila Opens this 2016

Want balls?

If yes, then the happiest day of your life is about to come as Ball Pit Manila opens this 2016.

(Photo from www.instagram.com/ballpitmanila)

Imagine diving into 80, 000 balls and just enjoying the biggest ball pit for adults! It's like reliving all those fun childhood memories!

Head on to their website www.ballpFacebook, Twitter and Instagram page at ballpitmanila to know more and to book a reservation.

Stay tuned also as might be giving away exclusive passes to thi hippest and coolest adult playground!


ALL ACCESS - Cash Cab Philippines Premieres this December on AXN

AXN Gets into Gear with Cash CabPhilippines
PremieresDecember 22, 2015

MANILA (December 11, 2015) – AXN, the number one general entertainment channel in Asia, is delivering an awesome gift to viewers this festive season with the premiere of Cash Cab Philippines, the only gameshow on wheels.
The Emmy-award winning format, created especially for Filipino audiences, will premiere in a double episodeon Tuesday, December 22, at 8.50pm with an encore on Thursday, December 24, at 9.15pm.During the show, a specially fitted out Cash Cab will navigate the busy streets of Manila while picking up unsuspecting passengers. The Cash Cab will appear as a regular taxi service however,upon entering the car passengers will find themselves as contestants on a truly mobile game show.

Ang Hui Keng, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia said, “Cash Cab Philippines is a localized adaptation of AXN’s very successful Cash Cab Asia so the show will immediately resonate with our Filipino viewers. The show continues our commitment tohigh quality original productions and sustains the momentum gained from The Amazing Race Asia, The Apprentice Asia and the record-breaking Asia’s Got Talent. AXN’s proven track record of hit series demonstrates a strong demand amongst viewers for shows that are smart, intense, unexpected and locally relevant.”
In the 13 episode series, popular actor Ryan Agoncillo will assume the role of cab driver and show host, driving passengers to their destination while quizzing them on general knowledge.  Questions asked during the ride will start easy and become trickierwith contestants winningcash prizes for each correct answer.An incorrect answer means a strike, and contestants have up to three strikes before they are booted out of the cab and onto the street, no matter where they are. Contestants will have two “shout outs” for help if they are stumped on a questionand can either call a friendor ask a random stranger for the answer.
Gidget Lao, Business Unit Head of AXN Networks Philippines, said, “Cash Cab Philippines is the first locally produced show for AXN in this market, and we are very excited for its debut just in time for Christmas. Ryan is an outstanding show host, and our contestants are great fun and really get into the spirit of the show. Our viewers are really going to love watching this show filmed against recognizable landmarks in Manila.”
Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia commissioned leading independent production company activeTV to produce Cash Cab Philippines. activeTV also produced AXN’s Cash Cab Asia and The Amazing Race Asia.
Cash Cab Philippines is supported by its exclusive partner, StarcomMediavest Group; show presenters McDonald’s, Sun Cellular and PSBank; sponsor Petron and Toyota Abad Santos, provider of the Cash Cab vehicle.
AXN is seen on SkyCableCh 49, Cable Link C 38, Cignal TV Ch 61, Destiny Cable Ch 61, Dream Ch 20, and GSAT Ch 51

Photo credits: AXN Philippines


SPOONFUL - Still Waters by Hotel Maya

This is one accidental food trips. It was a school day and as we were about to go on break, it rained really hard and we can't go out to eat. The only option was the restaurant beside our school building which is located in The Maya Hotel.

Here is my review for Still Water by Hotel Maya.

What I like about the restaurant is how everything looks exquisite. Yes, it's quite pricey but you pay your money's worth.

I tried their three course Cantonese menu. It costs about RM58 and you can choose what appetizer, main course and what type of rice or noodle you want. 

I had the wasabi mayo prawn which was my instant favorite. It was crispy and the prawn inside was very juicy. The wasabi mayo was just right. Spicy but does not burn your throat.

I also had the fried duck with mushrooms. It was very flavorful and very aromatic.

I also had the abalone and seafood fried rice and it was good. One hefty serving and I'm sold.

My friend, Isabel, tried their wok fried lamb and assorted dumplings. The dumplings were good and the lamb was spicy but very tender.

Another thing I like in this restaurant is that the staff is very friendly and accommodating. 

All in all, it was quite a feast. For RM58, you could not complain. After all, you're paying not just for the food but for the excellent service as well.


SPOONFUL - Din Tai Fung Kuala Lumpur

Din Tai Fung is one of today's hottest dimsum places. I have never heard of it before until recently when I saw it here in Kuala Lumpur. And soon it will open a branch in Manila.

A few weeks back, I tried it with some of my friends and here is what I thought about it

The pork chop noodles was quite tasty. The pork chop itself was delicious but the broth was not that good. It was probably better that I had the porkchop and fried rice.

The beef brisket noodles was also not that spectacular. It was flavorful and the beef was really tender but it did not made its mark. 

The siu mai was tasty but there was nothing special in it. The xiao long bao was also not that amazing. It was delicious but I've had better dimsum than this.

I do hope Din Tai Fung is not just a hype. With the newly opened Din Tai Fung in Manila, I hope it's not as disappointing as the one here in Malaysia.