WHAT TO ORDER AT THE LOGGIA AT PALACIO DE MEMORIA

January 18, 2023


WHAT TO ORDER AT THE LOGGIA AT PALACIO DE MEMORIA

Although the Loggia is conceptualised by Margarita Fores, the food has not yet achieved the level of Cibo. I'm a fan of Margarita Fores ever since Trattoria Uno days and I love Cibo. Most of the food that we ordered at the Loggia was just OK, except for 2 which were really good. And that's what I'm recommending. 

We ordered an antipasti, pasta, mains, pizza, dessert, wine and coffee. What was exceptionally good was the pasta and the main.

We ordered the Papardelle, Asparagus, Prosciutto, Truffle Cream Pasta. As always, the pasta of Margarita Fores is exceptionally good. Must order that one. 

Papardelle, Asparagus, Prosciutto, Truffle Cream Pasta
(600 php)

We also ordered the Australian Beef Tenderloin alla Scamorza. It was very tender and juicy. We ordered medium rare but it came out medium well. But it was still good. So that's worth ordering.

Australian Beef Tenderloin alla Scamorza
(810 php)

Where to buy travel insurance online if you're originating from the Philippines

January 10, 2023

Where to buy travel insurance online if you're originating from the Philippines

1. Pioneer Insurance


2. Pacific Cross


3. AXA Philippines


4. Malayan Insurance

How many hours before an international flight should you be at Manila International Airport Terminal 3?


How many hours before an international flight should you be at Manila International Airport Terminal 3?

At least 3 hours. 

Check-in time takes 35 minutes. Lines are longer at web check-in counters than at the regular check-in counters. But its still better to check in online already before arriving at the airport because it gives you both the option of checking in at the web check-in counters or at the regular counter.

Going through immigration takes 40 min.

That's 75 min lost already. You can use the other 75 min to take a leisurely walk to the gate and take a quick snack before boarding happens 30 min before the flight.

NOTE: You might need more time if you haven't paid the travel tax online yet and have to line up at the airport to pay or if you want to dine leisurely at the lounge.

MANILA: Transit Lounge at NAIA Terminal 3

January 8, 2023

MANILA: Transit Lounge at NAIA Terminal 3

For those transiting through NAIA Terminal 3, you have 3 options on where to stay, all located at Level 4:

PAID:

1. Wings Transit Lounge

+632 8869464
+632 8337299
thewings@jipang-group.com



2. SM Kenko Spa




FREE:
Sitting area near Ministop, Jollibee and Pancake House


TOKYO: Nanaya Aoyama in Shibuya has the Best Matcha Gelato in Matcha No. 7

January 7, 2023


TOKYO: Nanaya Aoyama in Shibuya has the Best Matcha Gelato in Matcha No. 7

Matcha in my mind tonight! In all my travels where I try find the best matcha ice cream in town, Nanaya Aoyama in Shibuya, Tokyo still remains the best. Nanaya Aoyama has matcha levels 1-7. Of course, I got matcha no. 7. I wasn't disappointed. Its the full-bodied, intense matcha flavor that I like. We visited the gelato shop in 2018. As Google maps will show, it's still open. So, for matcha lovers who are visiting Tokyo. Make sure to visit Nanaya Aoyama. It's a one-of-a-kind matcha gelato shop.



Nanaya Aoyama
+81 3-6427-9008

 
My matcha No. 7 gelato


Matcha No. 1 to Matcha No. 7


Matcha No. 2, 5, 7


This is the 2018 price list. 
The current price is 620 yen for matcha no. 7 
and 400 yen for others. 



Google maps photo showing photos uploaded 8 days ago. 




Why get an IBP ID? Coz lawyers are now eligible to apply for a multiple entry Japan tourist visa

January 6, 2023

Why get an IBP ID? Coz lawyers are now eligible to apply for a multiple entry Japan tourist visa


Membership to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) is compulsory for lawyers admitted to the Philippine Bar. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID is issued to lawyers who  have paid their IBP membership dues for the current year and have no outstanding obligations.

Aside from the use of the IBP ID in the same manner as other government issued ID, it can be used as proof that you are a lawyer when applying for a multiple entry 5 year Japan tourist visa. A lawyer, and the spouse and child of a lawyer, are eligible to apply for a multiple entry 5 year Japan tourist visa.

Check out this page and download the request for a multiple entry temporary visitor visa on this page to see who are eligible to apply for a multiple entry 5 year Japan tourist visa: https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000035.html

This is the request for multiple entry temporary visitor visa
with a list of those eligible to make the request. 


How to get an IBP ID?
1. Download the myIBP app at Google play store or at the Apple store. 
2. Register an account using your Roll of attorney number.
3. Pay the IBP annual dues at the app. 
4. Request for an ID at the app. 
5. Upload any photo you have on file.
6. Pay for the ID
7. Wait for it to be sent to you by courier.

MANILA: NAIA 3 RESTAURANTS: OPEN 24 HOURS

December 3, 2022

MANILA: NAIA 3 RESTAURANTS: OPEN 24 HOURS

We arrived at 12 midnight to pick up my daughter at the airport and found these restaurants and stores open:


4TH LEVEL





 






FIRST LEVEL ARRIVAL AREA








MEZANNINE