Monday, November 14, 2011
I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.
Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs.
The summer is the best time. You use polarized sunglasses to spot steelhead, and you fish for them.
I'm in my truck talking to Jesus. And you can see a World Series ring on my right pinkie finger. But when I take my sunglasess off a second later, it's gone. It's the whole divine intervention thing. You know Jesus had something to do with them winning.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
|Aira, Paulo & Me|
|Me & My bestfriend|
Lakad lang ng lakad. Pinagod lang kami. Wala naman napala. Haist ... !!! Sakit pa ng mga paa namin diyan.
Ang putik! Haist ... Ito ang una namin pinuntahan. Sobrang putik talaga! Haist...
Hahaha .. Parrot!!! Kung ano ang sasabihin ko, ganun din sasabihin niya. Hahaha .. Nakakatuwa!!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
What does the discriminating traveler look for in his hotel of choice?
Location, convenience, amenities, affordability - these are what truly matter.
THE PEARL MANILA knows and understands these requirements, and takes it to heart. Manila's newest "Pearl of the Bay" is located right in the heart of Manila's business district, and is just minutes away from the major historical and political landmarks, such as the Rizal Park, the walled city of Intramuros, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).
The Pearl Manila's 129 well-appointed guest rooms and suites boast of the latest amenities, including cable TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, electronic door lock system, in-room safe, telephone with NDD and IDD facilities and refrigerators with mini-bar.
THE PEARL MANILA is the hotel of choice of the most experienced business traveler. The hotel provides every guest with comforts of a home away from home, and at the same time anticipates his/her business needs. There is a fully equipped Business Center, as well as in-room data port with internet access. A fax machine can also be set up in any of the guest rooms, upon request.
The pearl Manila has several function rooms that can accommodate meetings, seminars, product launches, and other such events. All of the function rooms are equipped with the latest audio-visual facilities.
As the saying goes, all work and no play . . . And so at the end of a tiresome business day, the guest can hie off to the nearby Strand Shopping Arcade located adjacent to the hotel, or work out day's stresses in The Pearl Manila's Fitness Center. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool, and provides massage service. The hotel staff can likewise make arrangements for the guest to play golf at one of the nearby golf courses.
GUEST SERVICE FACILITIES
Body Shape Fitness Center
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Transport Services / Limousine Service
Strand Shopping Arcade
Stresscape Aromatheraphy Center
Golf Course Reservations
Laundry & Dry Cleaning
24-hour Room Service
Multi level parking
Immediate Care - Medical/Dental
Online reservations to other Genesis Hotels managed properties
Baby Sitiing Services
ROOM TYPES/CONFIGURATION UNITS SQ. M.
Superior Rooms 81 25
Junior Suites 23 40
Executive Suites - 1 bedroom 15 50
Executive Suites - 2 bedroom 6 70
Penthouse Suites - Splendor 100
Penthouse Suites - Oriental 127
Penthouse Suites - Palazzo 132
Penthouse Suites - Enchantment 143
Superior Oriental (Penthouse)
Junior Suite Splendour (Penthouse)
One (1) Bedroom Suite Palazzo (Penthouse)
Two (2) Bedroom Suite Enchantment (Penthouse)
*Rates are net inclusive of applicable government tax
*No Service Charge added
*Rates are applicable to single/double occupancy
Inclusive of set American Breakfast, Welcome Drink, Daily newspaper, mineral water
Free use of outdoor swimming pool and gym, free local calls for suite occupants
*Check in time is 2.00 pm, check out time is 12 nn
*Extra bed / extra person rate
US$ 13.00 for superior and suites
*Family plan - children 12 years and under no charge when sharing room with parents.
*Non guaranteed reservations will be released by 6pm
*Long staying rates available upon request.
*Rates subject to change without prior notice
Function Room Capacity
Area (sq.m) 400
Classroom 250 / U-Shape 100 / Theater 450
Area (sq.m) 245
Banquet 200 / Cocktail 250
Classroom 120 / U-Shape 100 / Theater 300
Area (sq.m) 90
Banquet 200 / Cocktail 100
Classroom 50 / U-Shape 30 / Theater 80
Area (sq.m) 84
Banquet 80 / Cocktail 100
Classroom 50 / U-Shape 30 / Theater 80
Area (sq.m) 84
Banquet 60 / Cocktail 80
Classroom 40 / U-Shape 30 / Theater 70
SEVEN SEAS CAFE
Open daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Offers a wide variety of Asian and International buffet and a la carte meals.
Located at the 9th floor.
Open daily from 11:00 am to 12:00 mn.
A piano bar which showcases different oyster presentations.
PRET A' MANGER
(French Sandwich Bar)
Open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
(Japanese Sushi Bar)
Open daily from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm except Sundays
The Pearl Manila Hotel Fact Sheet
Located at the heart of Manila's business center and historical landmarks, close to leisure and entertainment centers. Its proximate vicinity includes the World Health Organization, Medical Center Manila and two major hospitals, schools, the world famed Rizal Park, "Walled City" of Intramuros, National Museum, Club Intramuros ---- an 18-hole golf course, government offices and shopping malls. Just 6 kms from the convention and trade exhibit sites such as Philippine International Convention Center, Cultural Center of the Philippines, World Trade Center, SMX Convention Center and 11.5 kms from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
ROOM TYPES / CONFIGURATIONS
ROOM TYPE PAX UNITS FLOOR AREA (SQ M)
Superior 2 + 1 81 25
Junior Suite 2 + 2 23 40
One (1) Badroom Suite 3 + 2 15 50
Two (2) Bedroom Suite 3 + 3 6 70
Splendour 3 + 3 1 100
Oriental 3 + 4 1 127
Palazzo 4 + 3 1 132
Enchantment 5 + 3 1 143
GUEST ROOM FEATURES
All 129 well-appointed guestrooms and suites are equipped with Cable TV, Individual Controlled split type aircon, electronic door lock system, In-room safe, Telephone with IDD and NDD facilities, refrigerator with Mini Bar, Port with Internet Access (upon request), Private Bathroom, Fax Machine (upon request), Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.
CREDIT CARDS Major Credit Cards Accepted
DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT
Seven Seas Restaurant Open daily from 6:00am to 11:00pm. Offers a wide variety of Asian and International buffet and a la carte meals. Located at the 9th floor.
Oyster Bar Open daily from 11:00am to 12:00mn. A piano bar with live entertainment. Located at the 9th floor.
Pret A' Manger Open daily from 10:00am to 7:00pm (except Sundays and Holidays) Located at the 9th floor.
"It's a good story if it's like Manila Hotel" - Ernest Hemingway
From public figures to presidents, from royalty to rockstars, the Manila Hotel has been a home away from home to some of the most prominent people in history. Since first opening its doors in 1912, the Manila Hotel has been known as the "Address of Prestige" to the most distinguished and discriminating guests such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur, President Dwight Eisenhower, Emperor Akihito of Japan, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, actor Marlon Brando and world-renowned writer Ernest Hemingway just to name a few. Already dubbed as the national landmark at the heart of Manila, no other hotel can boast of being such a significant witness to Philippines history.
Even at the turn of the century, the Manila Hotel's story and tradition of unparalleled service goes on, married with genuine Philippines hospitality. It continues to stand proud, meeting the challenges of today's discriminating guests and showcasing only the best that the Philippines has to offer.
Witness the story unfold at the Manila Hotel. The Grand Dame awaits you.
Welcome to the Manila Hotel.
Where genuine Philippine hospitality and a rich tradition of the Philippines' finest embrace you the moment you enter the door. Meet a staff whose passion for service is surpassed only by their warmth and congeniality. Admire the original Amorsolos which decorate the lobby and reflect the Manila Hotel's heritage of grandeur. The lobby lounge-width its nightly musical entertainment, bar favorites and cocktail selections-offer a good palace to unwind, as well as the venue to see and be seen.
This is where the story begins.
Manila Hotel Superior Deluxe Rooms.
Exquisitely decorated in classic Filipiniana for your pleasure. Fully equipped with modern amenities for your comfort. Each one of our 500 guest rooms enjoys a magnificent view of the bay and its fabled Manila sunset. Delight in the breathtaking sites of "THE WALLED CITY" of Intramuros and Manila's lush gardens. In every room, Manila Hotel's grandeur and historic past blends seamlessly with the conveniences of contemporary luxury accomodations--making your stay unquestioningly and uniquely memorable.
Luxury amenities include:
High speed internet access (both wired and wi-fi ready) * Italian marble bath * Lavish premium bathroom amenities and toiletries for your convenience * Coffee and tea making facilities * MP3 player compatible AM/FM clock radio * Separate bathtub and walk-in rain shower * LCD TV in the bathroom * Individually electonic controlled air-conditioning * Remote control LCD TV with cable channels * Fully stocked mini-bar * In-room safe * Signature contact less electronic door lock by VingCard * Welcome fruit basket * Free daily newspaper * Complimentary use of swimming pool and health club facilities
Manila Hotel Suites
Live the high life and enjoy pure leisure for a night or two at any of our loft-style luxury suites. Both the MacArthur and Presidential suites provide 24-hr butler service to cater to your every indulgence.
Useofconferenceroom,boardroomandConcierge * 24-hr complimentary coffee and tea service * Complimentary continential breakfast from 6:00 am to 10:00 am * Complimentary cocktails and canapes from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm * High-speed wireless internet access
At the Manila Hotel's Executive floor, you can be sure to expect no less that first class. Special privileges are granted to elite guests as an expression of true Filipino hospitality.
*Breakfast set menu from 6 AM to 10 AM
* Express Check-in and Check-out
*Exclusive Concierge Services
*Non-alcoholic beverage throughout the day (Coffee, Tea, Chilled Juices and Soft drinks) at MacArthur Club Lounge
*Unlimited alcoholic beverage during cocktail hour from 6 PM to 8 PM
*Afternoon Tea from 3 PM to 5 PM
*Suit pressing and shoeshine service
*Express laundry, dry cleaning and pressing services
*Unlimited local calls
*Round-trip Airport Transfer (Chrysler 300c)
*2-hour use of Club conference room upon availability (first come, first served basis)
*Use of computer booth with internet access
*Use of Health Club facilities
*20% discount in all hotel's restaurant (dine-in only), Spa treatments and packages, dry cleaning and laundry services
What's better setting to dine in elegance than the Manila Hotel's Champagne Room? Relive thr grandeur of Old World Europe, framed majestically by crystal palm trees and bathed in a dazzling golden glow. A favorite venue for elegant gatherings and celebrations, the Champagne Room best embodies the Grand Dame's decades of tradition and devotion to providing guests with only the finest dining experience.
A feast for all senses. Tickle your palate with our lavish menu of authentic Cantonese cuisine as you dine amidst imperial Neo-classical interiors in hues of rich red, orange and gold. Mabuhay Palace brings to life a marriage of traditional and stylish living with its one-of-a-kind wall art, meticulously sculpted with jade and precious stones, and ingeniuosly cut to chronologically narrate the tale of Confucius to complement an unparalleled culinary experience. Let the feast begin.
Manila Hotel's New Cafe Ilang-Ilang is a renaissance of chic casual dining which brings together a vast array of cuisines from across all continents. Designed artfully to satisfy the distinguishing palate, the spacious restaurant features an extensive selection of buffet delights with a fresh spin on its various open kitchens and a delectable desserts space that highlights its tradition of unique and excellent dining.
Rasie your glass and have a drink or two in the old English pub-inspired Tap Room. Enjoy snacks and drinks amid a cozy atmosphere enhanced by plush chairs and a magnificent Tiffany bay window. It also boasts of new entertainment for its guests. Beginning at 9:00 pm nightly, the bar's new roster of entertainers will enthrall you with live performances.
Pool and Garden
Cool down with a refreshing drink at our pool's wet bar or at the sun deck furbished with comfortable Contemporary Asian decor. Treat yourself to a relaxing foot spa as you sit back in any of the luxurious DEDON orbit chairs that line the upper deck. Enjoy cocktails with 200 of your guests at the Sea Breeze event space overlooking a dramatic view of Manila Bay. The cool canopy of mature trees lining the nearby Cafe Ilang-Ilang provides the idyllic setting for intimate al fresco dining. With the splendor and magic of the Manila Hotel pool and garden, anything can happen.
Manila Hotel Health Club
Maintain your regular fitness regimen easily at the Manila Hotel Health Club. Fullu equipped with the latest hight technology Life Fitness Signature Series machines such as treadmills, cross trainers, upright and recumbent exercise bikes, you'll have no problem choosing your own cardio training. Do toning ang build up strenght with a complete range of Life Fitness Signature Series selectorized equipment and free weights. Play up your workout using the individual touch screen LCD, iPOD control and virtual trainer in every machine. We also have a yoga/aerobics room available with separate male or female locker rooms for those who want to dancing, Pilates, tai chi, and spinning. For a post-workout treat, indulge yourself using our other health facilities like the dry sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
Savor delectable Filipino cuisine designed to impress even the most discriminating connoisseurs, foreign or Filipino. Dining in the Manila Ballroom makes for a truly unforgettable experience with its regal design concept that's more art than architecture. A vision of Philippine National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin, the Maynila Ballroom lends a native sophistication to any event with its five-meter high hand-carved narra arches, hand-painted ceiling and massive capiz shell chandelier framed gracefully by an Arabesque canopy. Magnificent multicolored Tiffany bay windows, studded lights and indoor water fountains lend an added magic to nightly ballroom dancing for the finest in entertainment.
The Manila Hotel stands proudly along Manila's main boulevard, just 20 minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. It lies on 3 hectares of lush green shoreline and is centrally located near Manila's most famous historic landmarks-Rizal Park and "The Walled City" of Intramuros. The Manila Hotel is also strategically accessible to Makati Central Business District as well as family fun entertainment sites like SM Mall of Asia and Manila Ocean Park. In Malate, which stands just a drive away from the hotel, the nights are always endless. If that's not your scene, you can play a few holes at the Club Intramuros Golf Course or visit the nearby shops and galleries. Should any travel need arises, airline and travel offices surround the hotel. A daily shuttle service is also available at the hotel, providing guest with easy access to key locations such as SM Mall of Asia, Robinson's Ermita and Intramuros.
It is important to us that we ensure the well being of all of our guests. That's why we adhere to these sophisticated protective procedures using only the most advanced security equipment:
*Baggage x-ray machines manned by competent and trained x-ray operators
*Walk-through metal detectors complemented by body scanning undertaken by competent male at female security officers
*Vehicle control points which include parking areas
*Adequate number of house security officers with relevant and responsive security procedures administered 24 hours and managed by retired officers with adequate experience and training on the art of intelligence and investigative actions, firearms and explosives
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Saturday, February 19, 2011
This is my outfit in our J.S. promenade. I love pink! Slight! Hehe.
I'm the one of a COUPLE OF THE NIGHT and he's the one of the PROM KING. We have a call sign "BOSS".
We're the COUPLE OF THE NIGHT.
WE ARE THE "PLAYGIRLS"!!!! This is my group. They're my friends. FOREVER???