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So You Want to be a Film Photographer

So You Want to be a Film Photographer

Film photography and all its considerations. How to start, where to buy your camera, source for films, and much more. A Fat Girls Day Out Guide.

Fienstra at Solaire: Unlimited Italian Oysters and Beyond- Aperitivo Epico

Fienstra at Solaire: Unlimited Italian Oysters and Beyond- Aperitivo Epico

Finestra at Solaire: Aperitivo Epico happens every third Friday of the month and it already started last October 19th from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Reasonably priced at 1,295php ++ (*Price is inclusive of VAT and subject to service charge).

AG New World Manila Bay Hotel : Festive Holiday Spreads and Beyond

AG New World Manila Bay Hotel : Festive Holiday Spreads and Beyond

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES [ Press ]– Welcome the holidays with indulgent staycation packages and delightful feasts! Enter a world of mouth-watering holiday favorites at Market Café and enjoy a delicious spread of yuletide dishes from around the world from any of its international show kitchens. On Christmas Eve, Christmas day, and New Year’s Eve enjoy a hearty dinner at PHP 3,500 per person inclusive of free-flow soda, chilled juices, beer, ice tea, and wine. Continue your celebration onto the New Year with a lunch or dinner buffet at PHP 2,019 per person inclusive of free-flow soda, chilled juices, beer, ice tea, and wine.


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Walk into The Fireplace and discover one of Manila’s hidden gems with a 3-course Christmas set menu. Tuck into the Yuletide flavors of Roast Pumpkin Soup with Nutmeg Foam, your choice of Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin in Port Reduction or Duck-Fat Turkey Breast with Porcini Gravy for the main, and Red Velvet Fondant in all its festive-colored glory. Rates start at PHP 3,200 per person and available on 24 and 25 December only. Usher in the New Year with another 3-course set menu comprised of creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Soup with smoked bacon followed by a generous serving of grilled Outside Skirt Steak with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato in Shallot Confit. End your meal with the sweetest of finales with the Caramel, Rum, and Vanilla delight of Bananas Foster. Available only from 31 December to 01 January at PHP 3,200 per person.



For intimate family gatherings, celebrate with a sumptuous Chinese banquet at a modern and elegant Cantonese restaurant, Li Li. Gather your family and friends and get ready to feast with set menus, dim sum, and plenty of festive fun during the holidays. Holiday Yum Cha rates start at PHP 2,188 per person on  25 December 2018 and 01 January 2019. On 24, 25, and 31 December 2018 and 01 January 2019, the Yuletide Set Lunch and Festive Set Dinner start at PHP 2,688 per person and PHP 3,288 per person (minimum of 2 persons).



For those looking for a livelier way to welcome the new year, welcome 2019 in the sky with a dazzling celebration filled with splashy cocktails, a live countdown, and a dance party hosted by one of the city’s top female DJs. Join us start 2019 in sparkling style on the hotel’s topmost floor featuring panoramic views of the cityscape and New Year’s Eve fireworks. New Year Countdown Party at the Rooftop is on 31 December 2018. Party starts at 10:30 P.M. with a ticket fee of PHP 1,900 per person inclusive of three (3) rounds of drinks.


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In this season of togetherness and merriment, bring the family together and plan your holiday vacation ahead to be rewarded with exclusive rates and discounts starting with the Christmas room package priced at PHP 4,888++ for an overnight stay in a Superior Room inclusive of buffet breakfast for two (2) persons at Market Café, discounts on restaurants and spa; early check-in and late check-out, and other exclusive benefits. This offer is valid from 01 December 2018 until 15 January 2019 (except on 30 and 31 December 2018). Usher 2019 in spectacular fashion with a long weekend city getaway, an all-night New Year countdown party, and other exclusive benefits. Rates start at PHP 7,888++ per night for a Superior Room inclusive of tickets to the New Year Countdown Party on 31 December 2018 and buffet breakfast for two (2) persons at Market Café, discounts on restaurants and spa, and other exclusive benefits. The New Year room package is valid from 30 December 2018 until 01 January 2019.

Celebrate and indulge!


About New World Hotels and Resorts

New World Hotels & Resorts are deluxe properties and stylish hubs where business and personal connections thrive. Its nine hotels and one affiliated property are located in popular Asian gateways and resort destinations in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. New World Hotels offer a full range of relevant amenities and services including multiple restaurants, business services, extensive meeting facilities, Residence Club executive floors, and recreational options.  For more information or reservations, please contact your travel professional or visit


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Do Brunch Right with Fat Girls Day Out top 5 (2018)

Do Brunch Right with Fat Girls Day Out top 5 (2018)

Too early to wake up for breakfast, too late to wait for lunch. What’s the perfect solution? Brunch! The Fat Girls Day Out crew rounded up 5 places.

CHEAP EATS SERIES: Seoulgyupsal (Tomas Morato)

CHEAP EATS SERIES: Seoulgyupsal (Tomas Morato)

For our Cheap Eats Series, we want to share this pretty interesting Korean restaurant called Seoulgyupsal Korean BBQ in Tomas Morato, Quezon City that offers unlimited Korean BBQ that you could grill without time limit for just 399php.

Raclette 101: Why You Need to Add Cheese to Everything

Raclette 101: Why You Need to Add Cheese to Everything

How many of you enjoy grilled meat and vegetables topped with a generous amounts of smoldering cheese? You don’t need to know a lot about cheese to enjoy it, and it can be consumed by any age. While the French is known for their variety of popular artisinal cheese, the swiss is actually credited for creating this dish with grilled meats and melted cheese called the raclette.




The Raclette pronounced /rəˈklɛt/ is actually semi-hard cows milk, and also a Swisss dish where you scrape the melted cheese on grilled potatoes. Today, there are now raclette grills – table-top machines that cook words like an electric grills with several cooking trays beneath it.




After centuries of this Raclette love affair with France and Switzerland, it has found its way to the shores of Manila. The Fat Girls Day Out Team teach you what you need to know about having your next Raclette experience.



Raclette Fat Girls Day Out

These are some items we recommend you have to start you off with a basics.

  • Boil small potatoes (with or without skin)
  • A bunch of cold cuts / chartecurie
  • Mushrooms
  • Bell peppers
  • Raclette cheese
  • Raclette machine – This is essential!


Step 1: Turn on your raclette machine and wait for it to get warm enough.

Step 2: Start grilling your preferred meat or vegetables

Step 3: Add 1-2 slices of cheese in the coupelles (The small pans underneath the grill designed to melt the cheese) Let it melt completely.

Step 4: Once your meat and vegetables are cooked, place it on a clean plate.

Step 5: Pour the melted cheese onto your plate and enjoy.




Raclette is a meal that is easily prepared and enjoyed. There’s nothing like warm, melted raclette layered over a mound of potatoes, meat or even just by itself on an elegant white plate. The saltiness of the cheese compliments any other flavor profile that you add to it whether it be meat, vegetables or even bread.


To the Swiss, a raclette is more than just a dish but an experience, they have these rules if you want to be as authentic as possible. Try following these 3 Swiss Rules when having Raclette:

  1. No Side Dishes – They don’t want anything else grilling.
  2. No Drinks – You cannot drink water during and 2 hours after, you can only wine, beer or hot tea. They believe that when you drink anything else, it will cause you congeal cheese in your belly.
  3. No Empty Trays – When the cheese is melted, scrape it off and refill. No coupelles to be left untouched!

Experience your own raclette spread and head over to the Old Swiss Inn.  Check out their on-going promo for BPI cardholders.


Old Swiss Inn BPI


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Comfort Food Series- University Eats: DLSU Taft Memories

Comfort Food Series- University Eats: DLSU Taft Memories

Food that are reminiscent of  our college days in De La Salle University (Taft). Where the food is cheap, tasty, and memorable.

Bicol Food Tales: DARAGA-LEGAZPI Eats Old and New

Bicol Food Tales: DARAGA-LEGAZPI Eats Old and New

Eat your way around Bicol! A curated food crawl adventure showcasing the old and new. Let the Domestic Diva share her gastronomic driven stories.

The Ukay Ukay Diaries: Understudying the culture and mapping the OG places

The Ukay Ukay Diaries: Understudying the culture and mapping the OG places

Since 2005, I started going to ukay ukay places almost every other week and hunt for one-of-a-kind-pieces. I remember my mom introducing me to a few pieces she got from the thrift shop she went to in Pasig. She wanted me to be frugal because I started working in Makati back then and my corporate job requires me to wear pencil skirts and blazers. A brand new blazer back then from a local department store would cost around at least 1,200php comparing to these pieces that she got that only ranked up to as low as 50php per jacket.  I was reluctant at first because I was thinking that nobody would want to 2nd hand clothing and not to mention a few hygiene concerns. Then again after we washed these blazers, they looked mighty fine (also, no skin reaction from using too much detergents)


fat girls day out ukay ukay
Photo from Mean Living PH


The Fat Girls Day Out team will understudy the culture of shopping in an ukay-ukay.

  • ukay-ukay” – Tagalog: hukay, wagwag, Eng: To Dig Up

This frugal b-culture is more than just fashion, but rather a lifestyle.  This content is not to gentrify thrift shops, but rather share a few insights and point you out where to get good pieces around the metro.


Backtracking its roots

An interesting study from Rina Locsin back in the mid-2000s. She tells that, it can be traced back early 80’s, but exact dates are yet to be determined. The Salvation Army shops channeled their goods here in the country, oral accounts also point to NGOs, and other organizations who started selling donated and tax-free used clothing to raise funds for an activity.

The author states that this period after the second world war overlapped with the time the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) donated billions of dollars in value of relief to Asia, which was around the 1940’s.

Ukay Ukay is Ukay Ukay

Ukay-ukay culture having being rebranded because of this surge of online sellers. They style and flat lay clothes to appeal to the middle-class and jerk up the prices by at least 5-10 times the store price. You will see others pre-curating their items and naming themselves seller of “Class A” vintage items. I say, NAY. Stop browsing your online selling apps or even your Facebook Marketplace pages.


Mapping Out Where the  best ukay ukay locations


There are so many thirft clothing stores peppered around already, but we’d like to share the best and OG places wheere you can score solid and bargain deals.


1. Cubao City

This city is our usual go-to location to quest for good vintage band shirt finds. Numerous stores may be found near LRT stations and its all connected with one another. The best part about Cubao ukay-ukay stores is that they can go as vast as having a 2nd or 3rd floor to display their items. Score not just clothes and other fashion accessories, but also vintage toys! Thrift shopping in Cubao is really a conquest, so expect to work your way through the crowd, the dust, and humidity.

Never miss: Anonas Ukay Ukay


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Photos from Mean Living PH

How to get there: Take the LRT 2 and drop off at Anonas Station. The exit will lead you to the mall itself.

2. Star Mall in Alabang 

Never miss: Magarbo is a popular ukay-ukay store in Alabang, their pieces can retail from P100 a piece to 4 for P100. Browse through their items at the basement level of Starmall.

3. Makati Cinema Square 

The Makati Cinema Square is known as the BEST spot for ukay-ukay shopping in Makati. Numerous options contained in one complex. It’s pretty comfortable in this area as all of the shops are airconditioned.

Never miss:  3j Riza’s RTW Shop at the entrance of the mall. This ukay ukay has very good prices.

How to get there: From Gil Puyat LRT Station, ride a jeepney to PRC and get off at Chino Roces Ave. Ride another jeepney bound for Don Bosco and drop off at Makati Cinema Square.

4. Tagaytay City

When in Tagaytay City, after you’ve bought all  your Rowena’s buko tarts perhaps it might also interest you that Tagaytay has the biggest ukay-ukay store in the south.

Nevermiss: Ukay Ukay Hub along Aguinaldo Highway (in front of the new Fora Mall and Andok’s). Looks pretty small from the outside, but wait til’ you enter. It has 3 levels of neatly portioned clusters.


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Photo credit: Ukay-Ukay Hub Tagaytay


5. Carriedo Street, Quiapo

The OG of ukay-ukays, check out stores around Carriedo Street in Quiapo offers items for as low as P5. The place is near Quiapo church.

How to get there: From Carriedo LRT Station, walk to SM Clearance outlet near Quiapo church and find the ukay-ukay store.


6. Pasay City

This city is the best place to scour ukay finds because prices become cheaper every week until all goods are sold. There are roughly 8 shops around this intersection of Edsa and Taft also known as Pasay Rotonda.

Never miss: Ukay-Ukay Wagwagan branch in Pasay Rotonda is strategically located along the MRT and LRT Taft stations. Score items for as low as 10php-15php!

How to get there: Take the MRT or LRT 1 and drop off at Pasay Taft.

Pro Tip: Arm yourself with a bottle of water, some wipes, and alcohol, and an extra t-shirt. Ask when their next batch of arrivals come in (some might have a text “mailing list” or they’d just give you a mobile number)

Why I Still Go to Thrift Shops?

Now that I’m 34 years old, I still visit my favorite thrift shops to score unique band shirts from time to time. More often than being frugal, I like finding things that are amazing and one of a kind- it is the habit that my mother passed on to me.

Want to share other hidden thrift clothing store finds? feel free to tag us #FatGirlsDayOut on Instagram and Facebook during your #DayOut


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MARKET CAFÉ at the AG New World Manila Bay Hotel: Show Kitchens at its Best

MARKET CAFÉ at the AG New World Manila Bay Hotel: Show Kitchens at its Best

Imagine a market- style presentation of the frehest produce and ingredients cooked to your particular liking. A Fat Girls Day Out Dining Experience.