Manila Grand Opera Hotel

#925 Rizal Avenue corner Doroteo Jose Sts., Sta. Cruz, Manila, 1003, Philippines
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Sear's Store in Manila

by cdmcginnis

Could anyone tell me if there is a Sear's stores located in the philippines. I'm looking to buy quality housewhole appliance's. Where is the best place to to buy from that has a large selection. Thanks in advance.



Re: Sear's Store in Manila

by monina_c

Clark there's no Sear's here in the Philippines but there are a lot of appliance stores that you can visit. It depends on where you are... you can check out the major department stores in the city where you're at, they usually have a section for household appliances.

Re: Sear's Store in Manila

by asianbelle

As mentioned by Monina, most big department stores have appliance section. In addition, you can also look for Abenson and Anson's, both are "stand-alone" appliance stores.

Re: Sear's Store in Manila

by lahoree

Sears has no branch in Philippines. Go for SM Appliances in any SM Mall; here you will find biggest variety and excellant after sales services.

Re: Sear's Store in Manila

by westcovsurfer

Go to Duty Free Shop Philippines. Close to the NAIA.

They carry major appliances, liquor, supermaket items and many more.

However, they have No Craftman Tools.

Travel Tips for Manila

Manila is an Internet server...

by mr.go

Manila is an Internet server application that allows groups of writers, designers and graphics people to manage full-featured, high performance Web sites through an easy-to-use browser interface. Manila is included as part of the UserLand Frontier content management system, an $899 commercial product for Windows and Macintosh.

When you are in Manila thee's nothing to worry about.'Cuz people there are very friendly and hospitable.Just show a little goodness to them and they show you a quite big welcome.Just follow the map of Manila and you never lose. During an christmas time.I've really enjoyed myself together with my families.Going somewhere like shopping in gallery malland sm megamall and stay in 5 stars hotel for one week.

Rain ain't stopping them

by syllybabe

The simple things make Filipinos happy.

Rainy days don't mean no fun. Kids happily play together, some guys are fishing, others sit on the benches with their umbrellas...

All these...for free...


Balut - A Delicacy?

by whvcebu

Don't continue reading - if your stomach easily turns upside down!

One of the popular aphrodisiacs - they say it were - is the Balut. This is a duck's egg that has been incubated between 12 to 17 days. 17 days is the best according to Balut eaters. At that time they are removed from the breeding duck for boiling and immediate consumption, when still warm. It is considered a delicacy and is highly nutritious. (There are already farmers and "baluteers", who do the breeding with heaters or other artificial means)Anyway, most of the "Mother Ducks" will never see their babies hatching!

I have eaten it several times when invited by Filipinos, provided it had not reached the 17 days yet. When drinking beer they have always something to eat, a "pulutan". There are many street vendors all around the country, particularly in the evening passing by at restaurants and shouting "Baluuuuut".

With wide eyes Filipinos are watching any foreigner during the opening ceremony. After part of the shell has been removed and rough salt been added you see the egg wide with tiny red blood vessels, sometimes the soft beak, eyes can already be noticed, bones are still weak and feathers are minimal to nothing, provided it is a maximum of 14 days. Then you just slurp the "Juice". Thereafter, one just eats it or in other places you are served a plate and can have the entire stuff with a garlic sauce.

The Chairman of our Board of Directors from headoffice in Germany came to the Philippines and wanted to know what this shouting of "Baluuuut" is all about. I told him a bit of it, but he wanted to know more precisely. "Let's see the facts!" We went into one of those many simple restaurants along the street and he tried it ...! Not really is cup of tea, but because of his astonishment and disgust, he invited others to share lots of balut. We ended up with lots of "friends", mostly female entertainers surrounding us and it became late.... Aphrodisiac? Delicacy?

Nata De Coco! Now Popular Around Asia!

by machomikemd

Nata de coco is a chewy, translucent, traditional Philippine dessert which is "coconut gel-product from coconut water by bacterial fermentation-prepared cellulosic white to creamy yellow substance formed by acetobacter aceti subspecies Xylinium, on the surface of sugar enriched coconut water / coconut milk / plant extract / fruit juices or other waste materials rich in sugar it is also described as a chewy, translucent, jelly-like food product produced by the bacterial fermentation of coconut water. Nata de coco is most commonly sweetened as a candy or dessert, and can accompany many things including pickles, drinks, ice cream, and fruit mixes. The product originated from the Philippines and was invented by a college student at the University of Santo Tomas named Teodula Afrika in the 1970's and has caught asia by storm!

Proudly Filipino, the technology for the production of nata de coco originated in the Philippines. But today, other Asean countries have gained headway in producing the product on an even better or improved process rendering the country's sunshine food industry behind in competition. There is a need to revive the ailing industry and bring it back to mainstream as a major export product.

It is popularly used as a dessert. It is also used as an ingredient in other food products, such as ice cream, fruit cocktails, etc.


by malbari

You will need it to wipe the sweat off your face due to the high heat and humidity. You will also need it to cover your nose and mouth due to the extreme pollution. The Philippines does not really enforce emission standards for vehicles romaing around the city so who know what comes out of their exhaust pipes.

Don't worry, you won't feel out of place with a hanky. Most, if not all, Filipinos carry them. Even the women.


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