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Archive for April 2013

Wynn Macau

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Opened on September 6, 2006, the Wynn Macau is a deluxe hotel and casino resort in the Asian gaming capital of Macau. There are many elements in common with his successful Las Vegas venture, both consist of two towers (Encore Macau was completed on April 21, 2010), restaurants like Mizumi and Red 8 are featured at both resorts, and high-end shopping is a major draw to both locations.

Sprawled before the primary Wynn building is Performance Lake. Music blasts are regular intervals as the fountain dances to the tune. By night, the water is accompanied by lights and fire for more effect. The fountain dances to a collection of pop music and (as featured) Broadway selections.

There are over 200 water nozzles and shooters holding 800,000 gallons of water.

Written by Paulo Loreto

April 29, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Posted in Casino, Macau, Travel

Buko Shake

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A popular treat that can be found throughout the Philippines — everywhere from a mall kiosk to a street corner — buko, or young coconut, provides health benefits, refreshment for a warm day, and is an inexpensive treat.

Combining buko, ice, condensed milk, and a bit of simple syrup, it’s both a delicious and addictive cold delight. Plus, prices usually range between ₱30 and ₱50 (depending on size), that puts you back about 72¢ and $1.21 – the large size is typically one liter.

While the buko flavor is already so tasty, some kiosks offer flavor boosts for your shake.

While the buko flavor is already so tasty, some kiosks offer flavor boosts for your shake.

Besides the taste, coconut is also said to be high in potassium and antioxidants.

Written by Paulo Loreto

April 17, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Posted in Buko, Food, Fruit, Philippines, Travel

Eleksyon 2013

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Midterm elections in the Philippines take place on May 13, 2013. National candidates have been on the campaign trail since February, but local candidates have only been able to being formal campaigning at the end of March. Campaign reform has been in place to discourage past cases where towns were littered with campaign posters and materials. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has set up designated areas throughout the country for candidates to display their posters. Candidates or parties caught with illegal postings are issues a request for removal.

This COMELEC designated area is located outside Bacolod Public Plaza.

This COMELEC designated area is located outside Bacolod Public Plaza.

Written by Paulo Loreto

April 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM