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

#SMCityClarkPyroFest6  #FollowTrendsFollowSMClark  #EverythingsHereAtSM #SMSupermalls

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

November 14, 2017

View Park at 10

Today is the celebration of View Park Hotel's 10th Year Anniversary and I'm happy to be a part of this warm and homey place. My family and I have many wonderful moments with View Park starting in 2014. Since then whenever friends and relatives asks for what hotel to go to in Tagaytay, I always recommend View Park Hotel. Why we love VPH? The place is relaxing, the food in Siglo is delicious, the people are warm. Plus, weekend performances by Acoustic Impressions is great!

Viewpark Hotel is just an one-hour drive from the metropolis.  It is one of the most affordable yet elegant hotels in the heart of Tagaytay City and accessible to the city's famous tourist spots such as Picnic Grove, Tagaytay Highlands and the peak of the city, the People's Park or the so called Palace in the Sky.

View Park Hotel Address:
3500 Calamba Road, Sungay East, Tagaytay City, 4120 Tagaytay City

Phone SMS (0922) 885 1516; (0917) 544 6396; 
(Viber) (0999) 883 9460 
Telefax (02) 584 4090 or (046) 413 0862

Public Transit From Manila:
- Take SLEX (South Luzon Expressway). From Sta. Rosa Exit, turn right on the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road. As you reach Tagaytay Rotonda, please turn left. View Park Hotel Tagaytay is located just in front of Picnic Grove Park.