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RENDEZVOUs
A meticulously curated, farm-to-table Chinese degustation menu
by Christine S. Dayrit - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
I just cracked open a fortune cookie at The Westin Manila in Ortigas City only to find the saying, “You will experience the good things in life shortly.”
A tale of love and legacy
by Christine S. Dayrit - February 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Like a magic wand that illumines all in its path, the surreal becomes reality at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, an impressive resort that preserves and proudly showcases our history and legacy, nestled in the picturesque...
A Napa Valley experience in Tagaytay
by Christine S. Dayrit - January 6, 2024 - 12:00am
In a world where dreams come true, there exists a place that stands as a testament to the splendor of nature's beauty and the indulgence of the senses. This place, nestled high above and overlooking the majestic...
The Cebu Lechon Festival: A Roast to Remember
by Christine Dayrit - October 12, 2023 - 12:00am
The 6th Cebu Lechon Festival was a pork lover's paradise. Imagine the anticipation of a trip to attend a lechon fest touted as the largest congregation of lechoneros in the province!
Let’s celebrate the Philippines – and why not start with Cebu!
by Christine Dayrit - September 24, 2023 - 12:00am
In a not-so-distant paradise, my travel dreams found their fulfillment. In this haven, blessed with glorious weather, white beaches, crystal sands — as well as expansive shopping malls, luxurious hotels...
Bangkok, once more with feeling
by Christine Dayrit - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Recently, my siblings Jaqui, Michelle, Yvonne, my niece Sam Dayrit and our creative consultant Mike Mina gifted me with this special trip to Bangkok, the Land of Smiles. 
Aseana City: A journey to the future
by Christine S. Dayrit - August 13, 2023 - 12:00am
As a child, one of my favorite cartoons was Hanna-Barbera’s The Partridge Family’s Space Age, where spaceships soared above, futuristic gadgets captivated the screen, and skyscrapers dominated the s...
SETIR: Tropical nirvana in Coron
by Christine S. Dayrit - July 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Imagine yourself in the embrace of a luxurious speedboat, as you venture among nature’s most breathtaking islands.
A Cebuano Moveable Feast
by Christine S. Dayrit - July 9, 2023 - 12:00am
As the glorious sun slowly set, casting the sky with tints of orange and gold, a gentle drizzle ensued welcoming the tastes and flavors of the 3rd Cebu Food and Wine Festival.
Chocolate decadence at Solaire
by Christine Dayrit - June 29, 2023 - 12:00am
Imagine waking up from a dream, still savoring the flavors of a magnificent feast.
EP Farm Tagaytay: A divine slice of Thailand
by Christine Dayrit - June 11, 2023 - 12:00am
I just experienced pure culinary bliss, where the flavors are as divine as the ambience that envelops you. Every bite here is an epiphany — a joyous celebration of the vibrant tapestry of authentic Thai t...
Pavarotti: Where good food, art and music meet
by Christine Dayrit - May 11, 2023 - 12:00am
American sports analyst Jimmy Johnson once said: “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
Let's fly every juan to nustar
by Christine Dayrit - April 2, 2023 - 12:00am
I always subscribe to what The Alchemist said: “When you want something, the whole universe conspires in order for you to achieve it.”
Soul -searching in Jerusalem and Ephesus
by Christine Dayrit - March 19, 2023 - 12:00am
There are no perfect lives, only perfect moments.
Fine dining in the sky
by Christine Dayrit - March 9, 2023 - 12:00am
As a film aficionado, one memorable film for me is Up in the Air because it’s about an American executive, Ryan Bingham, who flies around the country with a goal to accumulate 10 million frequent flyer mi...
Make your vocation your vacation
by Christine S. Dayrit - February 23, 2023 - 12:00am
“The secret to success,” Mark Twain once said, “is making your vacation your vocation.” I would say that one could also make one’s vocation one’s vacation.
About perfect moments of sun, fun and community vibes
by Christine Dayrit - February 16, 2023 - 12:00am
There is no need to wait for the perfect moment. Just make the moment perfect.
Angel on Dapitan's hill
by Christine Dayrit - February 9, 2023 - 12:00am
The sea, once it casts its spell,” French oceanographer Jacques Yves Cousteau once said, “holds one in its net of wonder.”
Nature is nurtured in this resort paradise
by Christine Dayrit - January 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Where does God reside?
Favorite finds In Baguio
by Christine Dayrit - December 11, 2022 - 12:00am
Once you visit Baguio, you will always vow to return. Here in this favored “City of Pines,” I remember the quote of boxing legend Muhammad Ali when he said, “You don’t count the days, you...
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