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Month: October 2015 (Page 1 of 2)

The Halal Guys in New York City

One of the most enjoyable experiences we had in New York City was trying out all sorts of street food. Yes, we’ve had hotdogs and pretzels and pizza and pastrami sandwiches, and then we had this delicious bowl of food from The Halal Guys.

The combo over rice from The Halal Guys.  A whole lotta food for USD7.00!

The combo over rice from The Halal Guys. A whole lotta food for USD7.00!

Coming from one of those New York City tours we signed up for, we chanced upon this food festival down on 6th Avenue. And right there, at the corner of 53rd Street, was The Halal Guys’ cart, and a curiously long queue of people lining up for food.

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The 10 Best Airlines in Economy Class (For That Long Trip You’re About To Have)

Ever wondered what the best airlines are in economy class? My wife and I just wrapped up our visit to New York City a few days back, flying aboard Korean Air from the Philippines and back.

(Quick review: awesome flight all around– comfortable seats, good food, more than adequate in-flight entertainment, and the flight attendants are such a delight!)

It’s a long-ass trans-Pacific flight to the United States (about 11 hours going to L.A. from Seoul, and 13+ hours heading back), so as you can imagine, comfort on these long haul flights are a big deal.

Korean Air Flight Attendants. Photo by Ya Korea Hostel.

You’d think there was a Korean girl group on the flight. These are your typical Korean Air Flight Attendants. Photo by Ya Korea Hostel.

In the past, I’ve tried Philippine Airlines, EVA Air, Singapore Airlines, and Qatar Airways.  Based on my own experience, some flights are clearly much better than others.  So how do other airlines stack up against my Korean Air experience?

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Back Home In Time For Our Anniversary | Renzie on Instagram

We’ve officially wrapped up our trip to New York City (and our stopovers at Riverside and Los Angeles, CA) to be back home just in time for our third anniversary.

NYC Visit 2015To all our family and friends who’ve made our NYC visit a lot more memorable and heaps more fun– thank you so much for everything!

The Post-Vacation Vacation

We flew back into Manila last Friday, made a pit stop over at BGC, and made use of the next couple of days to catch up on sleep, sort out stuff from the trip, collate photos, get laundry done, catch up on the shows we missed, sort out even more stuff for work and for the home, and finally got a chance to check out the much-hyped Heneral Luna.

Upcoming Photo Sets

Got a whole bunch of pics to share from our trip!  I’ve only started collating and sorting them out, so expect to check these out in the coming days:

Our Bus Tours of New York City
Les Miserables: our very first Broadway experience
A tour of Chelsea Market, the Meatpacking District, and the Highline
The Meatball Place with Mariel and Alvin
The Rockefeller Plaza Tour
Authentic New York-style Pizza: John’s Pizzeria at Bleecker St.
The Empire State Building Tour
Dinner at Tita Linda’s with cousins
The NYC Museum Tour
Our Tour of Central Park
The Saturday Night Live Exhibit
Broadway Night Part Two: Wicked
Mario Batali’s Eataly (with Cousin Bong)
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
The New York Public Library and Bryant Park
Grand Central Terminal
Magnolia Bakery
Katz Delicatessen
The Statue of Liberty Tour
Carmine’s with James and Bill
The Shake Shack Revisited
Our Very Own NYC Food Trip

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Stuff To Watch On The Way Home | Renzie on Instagram

Digging the selection of stuff to watch on the way home: Inside Out, a couple seasons of Person of Interest, and this Marvel favorite #whatisthis #amovieforants

(Incidentally, there was also Mad Max: Fury Road, Terminator: Genisys, and Pitch Perfect 2, among others. Pretty decent lineup!)
Digging the selection of stuff to watch on the way home: Inside Out, a season of Person of Interest, and this Marvel favorite #whatisthis #amovieforants | Renzie on Instagram
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At the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA | Renzie on Instagram

I half-expect Zorro to come running across the rooftops right there.

At the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA.
I half-expect Zorro to come running across the rooftops right there. At the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. | Renzie on Instagram
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The Nutella Café in Eataly on 23rd and Broadway. | Renzie on Instagram

Right down on the corner of 23rd and Broadway is Eataly, a foodie’s haven of all things you need to dabble in Italian cuisine, with fresh produce, cheeses, wines, specialty food items, restaurants and coffee shops, and a Nutella Café!

Proof that heaven is a place on earth, the Nutella Café has an impressive selection of goodies laced and infused with everyone’s favorite hazelnut spread! #nutella #renzieandodessainNYC #eatalynyc #newyorkcity #iheartnyc
The Nutella Café in Eataly on 23rd and Broadway. Proof that heaven is a place on earth. #nutella #renzieandodessainNYC #eatalynyc #newyorkcity #iheartnyc | Renzie on Instagram
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Who Stands To Gain the Most Out of AlDub?

The AlDub phenomenon sure is something. With millions of tweets, and all those endorsements, it even managed to ignite a new ratings war between rival TV networks. Eat Bulaga totally deserves the credit for this huge hit (even our kabayans here in California and in New York can’t stop talking about it!), but have you ever wondered who REALLY makes the most of all the buzz generated by AlDub?

Aldub

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At The Meatball Shop with Mariel and Alvin | Renzie on Instagram

Checked out a meatball place (called The Meatball Shop, along Amsterdam Ave.) with college buddies Mariel and Alvin. Those meatballs were alright. Thanks for having us, you guys! #renzieandodessainNYC #newyorkcity #iheartnyc #themeatballshop
Checked out a meatball place with  Mariel and Alvin. Those meatballs were alright. Thanks for having us, you guys! #renzieandodessainNYC #newyorkcity #iheartnyc #themeatballshop | Renzie on Instagram
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