What’s Up Manila: Jan 13-19

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making everyday feel like an adventure. We’ve got ideas on how to make the most of your time, even when you’re not leaving town! Find out what’s happening in Manila with Ellry’s weekly guide:

what's up manila Jan 13-19

bentoBentobyKat’s Creative Bento Box Class
If you have kids, and they’re picky eaters, or you simply want to give your everyday packed meals a creative twist, this may be the class for you. Kat Maderazo creates amazingly designed bento boxes for her kids (and manages to hide veggies in them) — this workshop will teach you some of her tricks.

January 17, 2016 | 1:00PM
Back of the House, FCL Center, 15 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
P1,800 per person or P3,000 for 2 people


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7 Underrated Getaway Spots near Manila

by Shayne Zalameda

Traveling to a slightly more obscure location can be quite a challenge but if you are looking for a relaxing getaway or just a simple weekend staycation away from the bustling crowd, these under-the-radar getaway destinations near Metro Manila deserve a spot on your things to do.

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The Ultimate 2016 Philippine Travel Bucket List

By Mikka Wee

Planning to explore the Philippine’s hidden wonders and enchanting getaway destinations? May this ultimate Philippine travel bucket list help you fill up your check list:

1. Check Out the Scenic Rock Formations at Biri Island

Ultimate Philippine travel bucket list: Rock Formations at Biri Island
Photo by Edge Genciagan/ CC BY

Biri Island in Samar is known for its breathtaking landscape thanks to the intricately shaped rock formations sculpted by the waves. Truly an idyllic sight to behold, the view from here immediately transports you to the rock formations in Tanah Lot, Bali, where you can just sit calmly and watch the sea from a distance.

When to Visit: The best time to visit Biri Island is during dry months (March – May). It may get hot, but a little heat is better than the prospect of getting stranded on the island during -ber months!

Pro-Tip: Make sure to fully charge your batteries and cameras! This place is too scenic that you wouldn’t want to stop taking photos.

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The Global Scavenger Hunt Could Be the Trip of Your Lifetime

by Anj Santos

“To go around the world … in such a short time and with the means of transport currently available, was not only impossible, it was madness.” – Jules Vernes, Around the World in 80 Days

These days, circumnavigating the world is no longer a remote possibility. Rather, it’s a challenge reserved for a brave few who are willing to test the limits of their endurance, spontaneity and determination. If you’re up for that challenge, then this might just be the trip that you’re waiting for.

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Manila’s Potluck Essentials for Christmas 2015

by Carlo Fornier

As the holidays are just around the corner, groups from all circles squeeze in their merry little gathering with the annual kris kringle, the laughing at one’s attempt to hit that high note during the karaoke sessions, the presentation of the prize for the most creative get-up with relation to the party theme, and of course, the indulgence of what everyone will be feasting on with the food selection on the table.

Whilst many think that they should leave all the planning to the restaurants who quote exorbitant rates just to close out a corner for your little shindig, more people are taking things to a more practical level by inviting everyone to their little abode for some merry-making. It doesn’t take a professional chef who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu to prepare your menu for the evening; in fact, you have a beautiful assortment of choices from these handy homemakers whose specialties would keep those faces (and if a tummy had a face) grinning with glee all the way until the fireworks of Chinese New Year. Start calling your friends to do a potluck contribution and provide them with these suggestions:

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