Food List: 9 Manila Restaurants You Should Take A Balikbayan Friend To by Ryan Buaron

Coming back home is an exciting event, for both the expatriate Filipino and their families and friends back home and no homecoming is complete without feasts upon feasts of delicious Filipino (and fusion) food which cannot be found in most of the countries worldwide. Normally, when I come home, I schedule meetings with my friends and family over food, basically meeting different friends and family for Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Merienda/Afternoon Tea, Dinner, and Nightcap. After 5 days, my pants began to feel a bit tighter around the waist!

With Manila becoming a very vibrant food capital in the Southeast Asia in recent years with the explosion of hip, trendy and international and local restaurants: there is so much to choose from, that it is pretty much easy to stay within the same area and never run out of restaurants to try.

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WHITE PAPER: Nobody Likes To Read Anymore: Moving Forward and Retooling Engagement Strategies In Social Media by Ryan Buaron

With the explosion of social media use worldwide, there’s a massive amount of information available at any given time. The amount of clutter online makes it especially difficult and tricky for businesses, organizations and personalities to reach intended audiences and viral content. In recent years, photo messaging and sharing applications like Snapchat, Instagram, Plague online networking services like Twitter and online media companies like Buzzfeed have proven to be extremely popular, and all of the these rely heavily on limited text (Twitter, Snapchat, Buzzfeed) and a deep focus on image use. Despite this shift to image driven social media applications and services, mainstream businesses as well as a huge number of blogs are still stuck in information heavy websites. This white paper will discuss the need to shift to visually focused posts and sites.

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