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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Orchid book Launching

At around 4pm yesterday, I attended the book launching of the book of Jim Cootes
and  George Tiong, the book is entitled "A Guide to Dendrobium of the Philippines"
which is held at the tropical Garden.

I arrived at around 2pm and the members and officer of L.O.C.  have been busy setting
up the place along with officers of PHSI. at the other side, friends from the P.O.S.  are
busy setting up for the upcoming Flora Filipina 2015 also held at the QC Circle.

Dennis Umali

LOC Staff setting up the event venue at the QC circle Tropical Garden

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Walk with Chan:Special Chinese new year food trip

Manila China Town is the oldest Chinatown in the world, having been officially
established in 1594 by the Spanish colonial government in the Philippines that set
off the area as a permanent ettlement for Chinese who had converted to Christianity.
For most Chinese communities in the Philippines the start of the year is celebrated for
15 days and most rituals and traditions associated with it strictly observed.

Chinese New Year is celebrated grandly in Chinatown, Manila, especially among Chinese
communities. This year Chinese New Year is on Thursday, February 19, 2015. It is the
Year of Sheep (or the Year of the Goat). Our new year marks the beginning of the spring,
the rebirth of the Earth. The Chinese words for New Year means “spring festival.” --
the holiday starts from Feb. 18 to Feb. 25, 2015. video of the celeb in caloocan

picture credits: Ralph Soriano

Lawrence Chan of Walk with Chan together with his friend Ralph Soriano of
Special Chinese New Year Tour at Chinatown. its made for the photographer-food blooger
tourist, who loves Chinese culture, Chinese foods, and walking to see old Chinese structures

hanging 12 grapes on every doorway or windows. These signify 12 months of blessings,
Pineapples should also be placed on top of tables for prosperity alongside 12 round
fruits. 13 if you want a bonus.

Glutinous rice cakes like puto and tikoy should be served with dim sum specialties
like shui mai.

During Chinese New Year it seems only right to pay homage to Chinese cuisine.
Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival

RAMADA MANILA CENTRAL: my Chinese new yr experience

want to see this live in action? click here

Chinese New year is celebrated on the first day of the First Moon of the lunar calendar.
The corresponding date in the solar calendar varies from as early as JANUARY 21st --> to
as late as February 19th.

It was a time for family reunions, and for visiting friends and relatives. This holiday, more
than any other Chinese holiday, stressed the importance of family ties. its best to be
experience in the heart of the busiest Chinese  community in the heart of Manila
-downtown Binondo. when we speak of Binondo, we have Chinatown, Gandara-Ongpin,
and now,  its different, because now, we have a new attraction.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

1st QC Autoshow 2015

The sun is shining, I’ve already been sun burnt yesterday morning, by the end of this
month summer is officially underway. You know what that means… It’s time for
carshows and more carshows and of course, car show models, car babes.

yeah! When I say “car show”, you say "models". repeat.

There is so much to enjoy at the 2015 -1st QC Auto Show in qc city hall parking,
Qc circle.The cars, the technology and, of course, those good looking models who
 peak our interest almost as much as some of the mechanical marvels on display.