Dinner at Ponte Rialto Ristorante Italiano in McKinley Hill

29 May 2016

After 2 hours of listening to great music from Bituin Escalante and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Jazz Ensemble (read about it here), we all trooped to Ponte Rialto Ristorante Italiano in McKinley Hill.  This restaurant is owned by our long-time friends Kalila and Giorgio and it's only been recently opened so we were simply honored to be invited.  They offer authentic Italian cuisine, a varied selection of wines and drinks, and an altogether cozy and warm atmosphere perfect for dining amidst the replica of the Venice Grand Canal.

Jazz for a Summer Evening with Bituin Escalante and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Jazz Ensemble

29 May 2016

It's always a privilege to be able to watch our good friend Bito perform, whether she's on stage as an actor (she's a fine theater actor) or as a singer (one of the best vocal talents of the Philippines!). Yesterday, we saw that she was performing at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati together with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Jazz Ensemble and we immediately got excited and prepared to watch them.  Oh and it was free so it really was a great opportunity for us to enjoy great music in the open air! :)

Travel: Trip to Museo Pambata - Free Entrance because of International Museum Day 2016

18 May 2016

Today is my Mom's 69th birthday.  In her honor, we went to the Museo Pambata (the first hands-on children's interactive museum in the Philippines)  because as an Educator of young minds, my mom absolutely loved museums and the wealth of knowledge that they can impart.  It was incidentally International Museum Day so Museo Pambata's entrance fees were waived for the day which was a blessing too! :)  Read on to see what's inside Museo Pambata :)

Events: Luke's 1st birthday

14 May 2016

Another milestone in the Tadeo Family:  Luke celebrated his 1st Birthday at Jollibee Pioneer! Yay! Happy birthday Luke and Congrats to Mommy Toni and Daddy Stevie!! :)  It's so nice to see everyone again.  Thank you for inviting us we had such a great time!! Daming pagkain!! :)

Travel: Visiting Rizal Park in Manila

13 May 2016

When we visited the National Museum and the Museum of the Filipino People last May 5th (see the posts here and here), we knew that we needed more time to visit Rizal Park and its environs.  Today was the day we came back for more.  We started around 4PM to avoid the hot summer sun and we ended our walking tour around 6PM.  It was enough to visit most of the attractions between the Quirino Grandstand and Luneta, but ideally, we should have taken more time to include the ones opposite the Museum of the Filipino People. Read on for more of our adventure.