November 19, 2017


SM Supermalls in South Luzon is giving you 100 reasons to experience the SM Magic through the biggest and much-anticipated Grand Magical Christmas Parade!  Now on its 6th year, SM South Luzon’s Grand Magical Christmas Parade is an annual parade of colorful and vibrant holiday icons which has put countless smiles to everyone who visits SM malls either to shop, dine, or to simply enjoy the show. 

This year, SM made it bigger and more magical as they bring 100 Christmas characters to life!  The grand launch was held at SM City Bacoor last November 18, 2017 where well-loved Christmas icons such as Santa, toy soldiers, princes and princesses, elves, and cuddly teddy bears will mesmerize not just kids but the entire family as well.  If you missed this spectacular event, you still have a chance to experience SM’s Grand Magical Christmas Parade at the nearest SM South Luzon mall!  

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November 18, 2017

Templo Modern Szechuan

If you're craving for authentic Chinese food but hates the traffic in Binondo Chinatown, I suggest you try Templo Modern Szechuan located in Banawe, Quezon City. 

Templo may have a small space but it does compensate by offering flavourful fusion of Chinese food we all love. 

The menu features a variety of Chinese dishes that uses high quaity ingredients. To name a few, Empire Abalone Stew, Sweet and Sour Kurobuta Pork, and Szechuan Saikoro Beef Sausage, Ginger Shrimp with Taopao, Empire Seafood Roll, and Halibut Chong Qing Style Soup, Pork Ear Vinaigrette in Coconut Milk, Special Spicy Chicken Liver, Black Chicken Soup, Crispy Xiao Long Bao, Golden Squid Ink Hakaw, Salted Egg Buns, and Salted Egg Kuchay Dumplings. For desserts try Templo's Signature  Milk Tea, Avocado and Milo Coated Ice Cream.

The #Mendiolables had the following during our visit, Hakaw, Beef Lettuce Fried Rice, Yang Chow Rice, Szechuan Saikoro, Szechuan Sliced Pork, Garlic Spare Ribs and Salted French Beans.

55 Dapitan Street Corner D. Tuazon, Brgy. Lourdes, Quezon City
Open from 11:00am – 10:00pm
Number: 0926 062 6228

November 17, 2017

Pyro Fest 6

The Brightest Christmas celebration was just unveiled as SM City Clark and SM City Pampanga a kicked off Pyro Fest 2017 at SM City Clark’s The Meeting Place. which started in 2012.

Guests, shoppers, media and all expectators were amazed when the sky was filled with colorful and creative display of fireworks.

Pyro Fest will entertain people with four shows - November 17 (Asia's Pop Treasure), November 18 (Europe's West End Secrets, November 24 (America's Hollywood Tales and November 25 (Latin American Nights)

Tickets are sold at P100 at the mall's selling booth at the main atrium or at

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November 16, 2017

Lights Shows in Singapore

My family and I were able to see dazzling display of multi-coloured three lights shows in Singapore. Thesee include the stunning Garden Rhapsody at Gardens by the Bay, The Merlion at Imbiah and at Marina Bay Sands (I can't find the video file though).

All these Singapore light shows are free for all to watch and make great entertainment for all the family so don't forget to put it as to do list when in Singapore.

Merlion Light Show in Imbiah (Sentosa)

Gardens By The Bay, near Marina Bay Sands

November 15, 2017

Belmont Hotel

Due to Asean Convention classes and offices in Manila were cancelled and it was a perfect opportunity for us to use the overnight accommodation of Belmont Hotel which I won at Pasay Tourism Event raffle last . Thanks to Joy Felizardoand her sister-in-law for this invite.

What we like about Belmont:

1. Near Marriot, Resorts World and Mcdo (very near, lol!)
2. Very accommodating staff, namely Kristoffer of the front desk and Jana Agustin of Cafe Belmont.
3. Gym, steam and sauna room.
4. Fast and unlimited Internet connection

The swimming pool, which is located at the roof deck, is a bit small and was too crowded so we weren't able to swim at all. It's also a bit taxing for guests who has difficulty walking to go to the pool because the elevator is up to 10th floor only then one must climb series of stairs.

The room and the bathroom may be small but it was clean so it's okay. We were not able to sleep in the afternoon as the cellphone of the other guest beside our room kept vibrating. It took several calls within 3 hours before our concern was given attention. The hotel manager only went up to check the matter when I urged the telephone lady to ask the manager to go up and check our room.  Miraculously the cellphone just stopped as soon as the hotel manager came into our room, probably the battery was drained.

Do the Mendiolables recommend Belmont Hotel? Yes, if you want a place near the airport and if you have more money to burn. Otherwise, you may opt to go to other nearby hotels that offer lower price but better facilities.

Belmont Hotel
Address: Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City, 1309 Metro Manila
Contact number:(02) 318 8888