This hotel is so damn pretty. I don’t have a lot of photos, because I was pretty much in love with my room and the contents of my minibar which I did not refuse to consume. Hotel Celeste is just a small hotel behind New World Makati and across Raffles, but do let the four story underdog catch your attention. Despite it’s size, the hotel still feels luxurious and surprisingly personal. You gotta admire the consistency in their theme from the staff costume, interiors and elevator music. It’s a block away from Greenbelt if you’re after shopping and eating out. Website:http://www.hotelceleste.ph/ disclaimer: i’m not affiliated with the hotel, just stayed there for a few nights. cheers.
One day in our office in Makati, the building’s Jura Impressa wasn’t available for the weekend and the free instant coffee were kept in the cupboard. So, I decided to check Google Maps for nearby coffee shops where I can have lunch and coffee. And I stumbled upon Commune along H.V. Dela Costa which is only a few minutes walk from our office. Continue reading “Commune Coffee Shop”
Pepe’s is a local favourite, and their Mandalagan branch is open for lunch and merienda! Aside from my favourite above, Pepe’s spare ribs and salpicao are also recommended.
disclaimer: this is not exactly a food blog
I haven’t ranted, tweeted or posted anything about Typhoon Haiyan. Not only because we haven’t had stable electricity for days, I just couldn’t waste bandwidth for my opinions which won’t help much. Direk Peque did that for me, and said everything I would’ve said.
Now back to watching Greta Garbo on TCM…
I’m not attending any street event this year so I will settle for masks and costumes display. Here are my faves:
awesome in monochrome: (abkasa elementary school)
Is pre-ordering a title in The Book Depository cheaper than purchasing it after release?
I’ve done a quick run-around the net to find information on pre-ordering, the perks and the prices related to it.
For some online sites like iTunes, pre-order prices are similar to the after availability range. Some merchants will also more likely to make you pay more so you can secure an item once it is released.
The Book Depository is a UK-based online book seller which offers free shipping worldwide, as well as ebook downloads.
I really don’t have much luck with local book stores (NBS I’m looking at you) when it comes to really good books but are not that popular in the Philippines.