Workplays: Your New Virtual Workplace in the South

2:03:00 PM Larisse Espinueva 0 Comments



In today’s age of growing technology and broadening skill sets in the Philippines, co-working spaces are undeniably in full throttle. Employees are not only roistering the flexibility of working from the comforts of their home, hence, they are also given the chance to exhibit their skills without the need to move to larger cities. Though one can find the motivation in setting up a home office, virtual offices are rapidly becoming the standard for remote employees.

Choosing to work in a virtual office will definitely aid freelancers, budding entrepreneurs, start-up businesses, and veteran business people to proliferate, develop, and nurture their businesses to expand and grow in a short span of time. In addition, co-working spaces also offers more advantages, than a regular office, that truly rationalizes why it can surely make your company and your employees more efficient and productive in work.

However, the swift escalation of employer needs for the perfect virtual office has made these work places increase relentlessly as well. Thus, the struggle of looking and finding the perfect co-working space is tough – which needs an ample time of research. Hence, if you want a virtual office that has the seamless features of a remote work place and is impeccable for almost everyone – from freelancers, entrepreneurs, start-up businesses, and veterans, then Workplays is the perfect place to be.

Workplays is a newly developed co-working space that is located in the heart of Paranaque City. What is special about Workplays is that it offers more than what other co-working space provides – which we’ll discuss thoroughly today.


What is Workplays?
Workplays is a co-working space that promises to bring life and fun while maintaining focus in working. The place is perfectly designed in a calming setting that is certain to take away the stress you have in mind.


Why Workplays?
Workplays’ perfect location, ambience, and community makes it different among the other co-working spaces available in the Metro. The Workplays community is jam-packed with freelancers and start-up companies that is sure to make things happen and succeed in each of their endeavors.

Since it is located at BF Paranaque, it is very accessible from its neighboring cities and some provinces such as Las Pinas City, Muntinlupa City, Makati City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Laguna, and Cavite City. Thus, Workplays will be your number one go-to place for your virtual office needs.


·         Fresh New Place to Work
Since Workplays promotes life and fun while working, the place is designed intricately with trees and swings that would definitely inspire you more to focus in work.

·         Community of Ideas
Co-working spaces are a primary place where different types of people collide with each other. Workplays is your go-to place if you want to be surrounded by individuals with a variety of ideas and skill sets that will surely help you in gaining additional knowledge and information that is useful for your business.

·         Coffee + Internet + Water + Electricity = Productivity and Efficiency at Its Finest
This virtual work place is jam-packed with the best resources that you will need in order to be more productive. They have the best artisan coffee, the fastest internet connection, and an unlimited supply of water and electricity that will surely fuel everyone’s great minds.

·         More for Your Business
By choosing Workplays as your partner for your business success, it will surely save you time, effort, and money in the process. Additionally, the Workplays will certainly be a great help for your business’ growth and will surely aid you to conquer your goals in a span of time.

It doesn’t matter if you will be co-working with them for a day, a week, a month, or for a year – the place is filled with desks, office tools, and a spacious area that are strikingly designed. Plus, these resources are all ready to use.



Given these points, Workplays stands out among other co-working spaces in the country because it is absolutely helpful in building collaboration, openness, and sustainability to your business. Additionally, Workplays is a conducive work place that will surely stimulate your employees to work lively, efficiently and productively.

*This is a guest post by Justin Estor of SEO-Hacker and is for informational purposes only.*

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3 Dishes You Can Cook With Jack Daniels

4:02:00 PM Larisse Espinueva 0 Comments



If you ask a person to name an alcoholic drink, more often than not, they say the name Jack Daniels. That wouldn’t be a surprise because it's the top selling American whiskey in the world; even reaching developing countries like Indonesia, or the Philippines. Jack Daniels has been a mainstay in the whiskey business ever since its founding in 1875 and it’ll only continue to grow to dominate the whiskey industry. Nowadays, because of human ingenuity, Jack Daniels whisky can be used in a lot of ways other than drinking; one of which is to use it in cooking, it sounds weird but if you’ve ever tried eating food infused with Jack Daniels whiskey, you’ll surely know its good.

If you want to try using Jack Daniels in your cooking, here’s a list of ideas you can try:

#1. Jack & Coke Ribs

Are you a big meat lover? Are you an even bigger whiskey fan? If yes, you’ll love this combination! You can do the typical way of cooking and grilling ribs but the secret will be in your BBQ sauce. While the ribs are baking in the oven, prepare your typical ingredients for BBQ sauce but now also add Jack and coke to the list of ingredients, while mixing all the ingredients together, add a generous amount of whiskey and coke into the sauce. The combination of whiskey and coke will make the sauce oaky and sweeter at the same time, also it’ll add a certain kick to the sauce. After the baking is over, lather the BBQ sauce all over the ribs (remember, be generous!), then grill it. You can also set aside some BBQ sauce to serve as a dip while eating the ribs!

#2. Jack Daniel’s Meatballs

The secret in this recipe is also in the sauce (like in #1!), cook the meatballs the normal way, remember, you can use either ground chicken or ground beef. After cooking the meatballs, it's time to make the Jack Daniels sauce; prepare these ingredients:

1/4 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey (or more)
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup scallion
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1T. Cornstarch

Mix them all together in a pot over fire, while the sauce is cooking, add the meatballs. Stir them to coat and after a few minutes, you can put it in a plate and start eating.

#3. Jack Daniels Mac and Cheese

An essential side dish for most places, your mac and cheese can do better by giving it a kick of Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Throw away the mac and cheese box in your pantry and go make your own! It’ll be so worth it. Start by cooking your pasta, and while that’s cooking, you start to coat a couple of strips of bacon with a mixture of JD whiskey, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper. When coated, slice it up into small pieces then fry; while the bacon and pasta are cooking, melt butter in a pot and add flour, a cup of whiskey, different kinds of cheese (up to you), and a cup of milk, mix until combined. When the pasta and bacon are cooked, mix all three (pasta, bacon, and the sauce) together and there you have it! Mac and cheese with a bite!


Human creativity will always think of ways to create something extraordinary, all people need is time and inspiration. You’ll never know, maybe someday there’ll be a restaurant dedicated to the service and use of whiskey; the only limit is a person’s imagination.

*This is a guest post by Justin Estor and is for informational purposes only*

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Hidden Gem - The Best Beef Noodles in Taipei

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I hit up Taipei's famed Yong Kang Beef Noodle (永康牛肉麵) Shop to find out if it really is all it's cracked up to be.

A slight buzz surrounds the queue that stretches beyond the yellow, and slightly grimy shopfront of what is widely known as one of Taipei's best beef noodles. From the looks of it, dinner starts early at Yong Kang's (unexpectedly) small shop.



Yong Kang Beef Noodles sits in the region between hotspot Shida Night Market and popular cafe hopping district Da'an, where Pica Pica Café is located. Eschewing the usual Din Tai Fung - Taipei 101 combination that most travellers took, we went looking for Yong Kang Beef Noodles for dinner, right after a walk through Shida Night Market.

The hype surround this place was pretty obvious. Various TripAdvisor and blog reviews came up, and even Google Maps recommended the place, so I was rather sceptical about the whole thing. After all, how good could it be if the restaurant had to serve tons of people every night?

Down to Earth

There's no coddling done in this packed space. You follow instructions when it comes to seating, make decisions quickly and try your best to get out of the way when food is being served.



While it doesn't seem very sexy, Yong Kang Beef Noodles more than makes up for it with its highly approachable menu. It's a simple one-size fits all kind of menu. You're presented with a few noodle choices, some side dishes and drinks. We sat down, and quickly ordered some key items that all the online reviews mentioned.

Fast and Furious



Let's start with the Fried Pork Ribs that hit our table while the oil was still bubbling on the skin. Now, they didn't squeeze out the excess oil from these deep fried pieces of meat. So, while it's got a thin breading that had the potential to be crunchy, the tragic post-frying mistreatment ensured a lack of crunch. However, it helped to lock the moisture of the meat within it's casing, giving the meat a juicy bite. It could have been so much more, but it's serviceable.



We also ordered some dumplings. They were serviceable, but nothing to shout about.



Now, the Spicy Beef Noodles are the main event for most diners at this establishment, and I have to say that this bowl of noodles was every bit as good as they said it was. The key here isn't the beef, it's the soup stock. It's got that beefiness that comes from long hours of cooking, and a saltiness that isn't overwhelming. The "spicy" part of this dish isn't jarring as well. Rather, it's a gentle spiciness that makes an appearance mid-swallow. The beef is tender, and you have the option of adding other parts like tendons or stomach. I recommend going for the full works with this dish.

The Anti-Din Tai Fung

Yong Kang is the exact opposite of Din Tai Fung, in the sense that it's just less manicured. The menu is smaller, and more focused on beef noodles and you won't have the luxury of time or comfort of customer service. But Yong Kang makes up for it in down-to-earth charm and ease of eating. You won't find Xiao Long Baos that require 3 steps to eat, but you'll definitely find comfort in slurping down a hot bowl of beef noodles. Plus, that Taipei 101 Din Tai Fung queue is only for the most serious of Din Tai Fung fans.



So, if you're looking for a solid bowl of Beef Noodles with a legit heartlandish Taiwanese-style setup, Yong Kang Beef Noodles is your place.

Details

Address: No. 17, Lane 31, Section 2, Jinshan South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday, 11am-9pm


About the Author:

When not actively coming up with more insane marketing ideas in his workplace, Kenneth plays video games, finds the best places to eat and ponders on the nature of things.

Muse with him on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/sliderdimension] or just salivate over meals with him on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/5meanders/].

*This is a guest post and is for informational purposes only.*

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The Secret BGC Steakhouse: More Than Just a Steak

6:26:00 PM Larisse Espinueva 0 Comments

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Identified as the fast developing city in the Metro today, Bonifacio Global City is the new go-to place for people who wants to relax and unwind after a long day. The place is packed with shopping malls, parks, coffee shops, and even condos for sale in The Fort.

On the other hand, dining spots in BGC provides a vast variety of food – from burgers and fries, rice and chicken, fish and chips, and steaks. There are several steak houses in the area that are open for all the steak lovers. Amidst all these steak houses, do you know who serves the best steak in town?

Foundry by Smith Butcher 1912 is a newly opened steak house that is situated in the not so busy part of BGC. Aside from the fact that they serve the top steaks, they also offer other stuff other than steak.

Image Source: http://www.themommist.com/2017/01/prime-cuts-and-exciting-cocktails-at.html

Start your night with their mouth-watering appetizers.
Foundry has definitely leveled up the game of starters because of the rich and balanced flavors that each dish has. From the classic Caesar salad, Tuna Poke, to the Deep Sea Hokkaido Scallops, each appetizer will surely taste excellently while you devour it. After experiencing them, you’ll be coming and wanting back for more.

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Probably the finest steaks you’ll ever have.
They serve main course dishes such as Char-grilled Norwegian King Salmon, Line-caught Yellow Fin Tuna, Organic Free-Range Chicken, and The Foundry Burger. All of which are as good as it sounds. However, people are going to their place because of (wait for it) their premium signature steaks! 

What makes their steaks the finest among the rest is because they practice wet and dry ageing to promote the meat’s exceptional flavor and tenderness. In addition, they use native wood and charcoal to grill their steaks. One thing you must remember when you order their steaks, they do not serve well-done steaks since it will greatly affect the steak’s flavor and tenderness.

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Dessert, anyone?
From the mouth-watering appetizer, to the delectable main course and premium steak meats, we now go to dessert! There is a specific dessert bar situated in the place. They serve a variety of sweets, from Yogurt Cheesecakes, Apple Crumble, and Chocolate Mousse paired with some signature cocktails.

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Let’s drink to that!
Not ready to end the night? Foundry offers a variety of alcoholic beverages that is created by Milena Matjosaityte, a hand-picked bartender from Lithuania. If you want an exciting drink, ask the bartender and you’ll get the most stirring drink of your life. An example of their drinks is the Isla (Grey Goose vodka mixed with a house-made tropical syrup) which is perfect if you want that beach party vibes. Another drink they offer is the Te-Quil-A Dragon (Blanco tequila mixed with dragon fruit, tamarind, egg white, and green-tinged sea salt) is the perfect beverage if you are the spontaneous kind of person that wants excitement in a drink.

Foundry by Smith Butcher 1912 is the best place to be if you want to have a relaxing night out with your friends, loved ones, or if you want to just have that long awaited alone time. Indeed, the place truly innovated the steak house game because of the great ideas they implemented in the place.

*This is a guest post by Justin Estor and is for informational purposes only.*

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The First Time Traveller's Top 8 Things To Do In Singapore

8:38:00 PM Larisse Espinueva 0 Comments

Singapore is already probably one of the most visited countries in Asia. One cannot deny the progressiveness of this amazing country and what it has to offer.

Proper, disciplined and booming with both cultural entertainment, a lot of people wouldn't bat an eye in saying that Singapore is probably one of the best countries in the world.

Planning a visit? There's a number of HDBs in Singapore that you can rent for your trip. But for first-timers, the true problem lies on what can you really do there?

Well.. a lot. :)

Here are some of the must-tries on what you should try as first time traveler in Singapore:

Ready for your first adventure in Singapore? Share your thoughts or other suggestions below!

*This is a guest post by Justin Estor for Oh My Home! and is for informational purposes only*

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