It's been 8 years since the last time I visited Manila -Intramuros , Makati and all it's glory.I know, I know! despite what people said about Manila ...about it's bad air quality which , the traffic, the pick up bars, the street kids and squatters to which I agrees.But these are forgotten when I met beautiful smiles and friendliness of its's people. I was there carrying Orved's mission to our local distibutor my host, FABTECH in Manila.I am grateful to have found work associates who cares for me and my well being ,business or otherwise, I still think I met very good people in the Philippines the training session went great, my ex boss whom I look up to Chef Adam came with all his moral support and the guests who came some of them added me on facebook, thanks a lot :).
People at new World Makati which is a good hotel with good people treated me like a princess , if you plan to visit Manila and decide to stay there , (though for those hi tech travellers I would not suggest this hotel as it does not have free wi fi or Ipod console BUT for great service staffs YES , I definitely gives them 5 out of 5 stars.)it is in front of the greenbelt which is an upmarket shopping , and dining mall , you can find just anything there , I don't find the prices are any cheaper than my country's so I decided to give shopping a skip.
Eat wise- I enjoyed Blue Marlin at Havana in green belt , the charcoal grilled fish combined with roasted peppers and potatoes are just what I need after a long day.Prior to going to manila all of my friends who used to work there told me to go to this place and I am glad I did.felix the guy who served me was not only good looking but gave me great travel advice and food suggestions too.