|50 Things to Do in Manila: Part 2
The SPOT Team | Published:
May 15, 2009
40. Play the latest board games for
Visit any Hobbes and Landes store (except
the Promenade branch) and check out their Try Me section, where you can
road-test board games and brainteasers free of charge. Once you've mastered
those, you can register for the Hobbes and Landes Board Game Olympics with
a minimum purchase of P200. The tournaments are held Fridays and Saturdays
until mid-May at their stores in Bonifacio High Street, Greenbelt 5, and
Power Plant Mall.
Find out more at the Hobbes
and Landes website or call 632-1440.
39. Test your trivia smarts on Quiz
Round up a group of your smartest friends
(or join a team if you're feeling sociable) and find out if you've got
enough facts and figures stored in your head to cop first place at Quiz
Night every Tuesday at Murphy's Pub in Legaspi Village or 121 along Pasong
Tamo. If you can answer questions like "What year was Joseph Stalin named
Time magazine's Person of the Year?" then you just might win the weekly
quiz night prize—“though nothing beats getting a week's worth of bragging
Pub is at Citiland Condo III Bldg. 105 VA Rufino St. Corner Esteban
St., Legaspi Village, Makati City has quiz night every Tuesday from 8pm
onwards. Call 894-1884 or email email@example.com.
121, at the 2nd floor of Karrivin Plaza, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati
City, has quiz night every Tuesday from 10pm onwards. Call 892-8301.
38. Learn the basics of photography,
lighting, or food styling.
The Alcove at the Filipinas Heritage Library
is offering a number of photography-related workshops this summer, including
Digital Photography and the Computer, Food Styling and Photography, and
Primer on Lighting. Facilitated by veteran photographer Jay Alonzo, some
workshops are free.
For more information, visit the Filipinas
Heritage Library website, call 892-1801, or text (0917) 559-4417.
37. Slather on your caviar and eat it
Have caviar not only on your bread, but
on your face too. This ultimate luxury not only tastes good, it also reduces
lines and wrinkles. Get the Caviar Luxe Treatment made from the extract
of black caviar by Biodroga Systems. To sweeten the deal, neck, back and
hand massages are included in the package.
The Caviar Luxe Treatment costs P2,500
for 90 minutes at Neo Spa. Neo
Spa is 35 Wilson Street corner Washington Street, Greenhills West,
San Juan City.
36. Cash in on your "craft."
You knew all that camwhoring would pay
off. Use your photography and film-making skills to win as much as P25,000
in the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) Vision Digital Open. It's open to all
amateurs. Capture the theme "Passion" by shooting the BGC characteristics
(City With A Soul, A City that Works and A Sense of Place) around the BGC
For more details, check www.bgcvision.multiply.com.
35. Enjoy Liquid Nitrogen Ice-cream
at Zenses at A-Venue.
Dessert goes beyond traditional at Zenses
in A-Venue, Makati. Adventurous cold-dessert fans will find that eating
Nitrogen Ice Cream is a fresh twist to the ice-cream eating experience.
Flavors are based on flowers, such as the Osmanthus and the Rose, with
Osmanthus being the current bestseller. Creamy with hints flowered tea,
the liquid nitrogen changes the structure of food without altering the
flavor. Eating ice cream has reached a new definition of cool.
Zenses is located at A-Venue, Makati Avenue,
Makati City with telephone number 703-4988.
34. Watch films while getting a foot
Getting a foot spa while your favorite
film is on may just be the best kind of relaxation there is. At Blue Water
Day Spa, a rejuvenating foot massage gives you the pampering you deserve
while you sit back and fix your eyes on the screen. The spa movie treatments
can be booked for special events.
Water Day Spa is located at the 2nd Floor BPI Greentop Condominium,
Ortigas Avenue, San Juan with telephone numbers 724-0426 and 727-8420.
33. Scour and score secondhand reading
gems at Bookay Ukay.
If you like rummaging through piles of
books at Booksale, you'll love this place if you don't mind
the dust. A group of selective readers have put up their own secondhand
bookstore aptly named Bookay Ukay, with titles worthy of being a part of
a lit-lover's personal library. Pick up a copy of a well-thumbed Murakami
or an Esquivel, all at slightly lower prices than brand new ones at the
Bookay Ukay is located at 55 Maginhawa
St., UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City. Shop is open from 12
noon to 10 PM, Monday to Sunday.
32. Shop for fresh seafood and have
it cooked on the spot any way you want.
Take a break from all that red meat and
treat your body to fresh seafood. Seaside Paluto or more commonly known
as Dampa in Magsaysay Ave., Pasay City offers seriously fresh sea bounty.
The dampa SOP: Buy what you wanfresh and then have it cooked the way you
want. Yes, the customer is king (and queen).
Seaside Paluto (Dampa) is located along
Magsaysay Avenue, Pasay City.
31. Learn how to create a website
Garage at Ateneo de Manila University offers classes aimed at building
computer skills like Basic Animation with Adobe Flash CS3 and Web Design
with Adobe Dreamweaver. Classes are held on Saturdays and range from two
to three sessions, depending on the subject you choose.
The Garage is at Seminary Drive corner
Arrupe Road, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
Call 426-5971 to 72 local 221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.