10 Must Try Chinese Restaurants In Metro Manila


With the Chinese New Year ringing in, what’s not to talk about our favorite go-to Chinese restaurants! From authentic Chinese dumplings on casual dining to street style dim sum treats, Metro Manila is a hunting ground for all those Chinese food cravings. To be your lucky guide, here are just ten must try Chinese Restaurants around the Metro. 1) China Blue by Jereme Leung If you are into that smart casual dining experience, why China Blue by celebrity master chef Jereme Leung is the place! Located at the Mall of Asia complex, China Blue by Jereme Leung is the newest and probably one of the most expensive Chinese restaurant in the country, also considered one of the premiere fine Chinese dining there is today! You’ll get a floor-to-ceiling glass window views of the Manila Bay in the horizon! While service is top-notch, plating is fantastic, ambiance sounds perfect, and the food is expensive but it’s worth the price! Their modern interpretation of traditional Chinese cuisine are … [Read more...]

Pawnina Tips: How To Start The “New Year, New Me” Right


The old year may be both good and bad for some, but like everyone else, the new year is an opportunity. It is full of possibilities and challenges that should be exciting. And whatever you amassed last year, it’s time to look back, get rid of the old and focus on the “New Year, New Me” mantra. With a clean slate, and a full year ahead of you, here’s how you can start making everything right: 1) Declutter Your Home. It starts with  you. And what’s a better place to begin cleansing your spirit than your homes.Your home is your space. It reflects your personality, your life and yourself. If it is a mess, full of unnecessary things that you’ve hoarded from the old year, then it is time to declutter them. Get rid of the negativity, segregate the non-bio from the biodegradable trash, donate old clothes and old books and recycle what you can use. It really feels good to live and breathe in a clean space. Image source 2) Let Go Of Bitter Memories. There are two ways you can to do … [Read more...]

How To Keep New Year Resolutions From Becoming Broken Promises


Research shows that only 8% of people successfully achieve their New Year’s resolution! Well, great for them! While a big part of the population never successfully fulfilled their resolutions, it doesn’t mean that the percentage should demotivate you from getting yourself to fulfill yours. Now to keep your New Year's resolutions from becoming broken promises, here are effective ways to assure you would not throw your list in the bin again. 1) Make a list of SMART goals! Your goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.  For instance, instead of writing down a general and vague promise like say “lose weight,” be more specific! Rather put down drop 15 pounds by enrolling yourself in a gym for six months or by joining at least 2 running marathons a month. When your goals are clearer, it will be easier to accomplish them! Image source 2)  Start small, don’t slack. The first time, you let excitement write down your New Year’s resolution list. You … [Read more...]

Pawnina Shares: New Year Celebrations From Around The World To Amaze Your 2017


Happy 2017 everyone! Pawnina here and back to spread good vibes and financial wisdom through lifestyle, travel, tips, food and whatnot! To start the year fresh, it is best to wake up early, have a hearty meal, keep an optimistic mind and look forward to smile at the after holiday load, both at work and at school. However, with the celebration hangover present,you might want to get a head start with what went down in other places during the New Year countdown. This may be enough to spark your goals for the year ahead. 1) SYDNEY, Australia From the land down under, Sydney! Video source: Love Kids 2) London When Big Ben strikes twelve, London’s eye saw the Brits watching a spectacular display! Video source: BBC 3) Dubai  The tallest structure in the world and one of the richest oil kingdom there is, Dubai know how to greet a New Year! Video source: The Telegraph 4) Hong Kong Hong Kong’s waterfront illuminates with a dazzling firework display! The Victoria … [Read more...]