Kerry Sports Manila Vertical Run 2017: Registration and Race Details

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Save the date: July 9, as once again Shangri-La at the Fort, one of the tallest buildings in Manila, will host the Kerry Sports Manila Vertical Run as a part of the Vertical World Circuit. It is the country's only international stair climbing event which started its pioneering edition last year.

In this event, runners will run 58 floors to the penthouse level, covering a total of more than 1300 steps. Last year, there were three categories: the full challenge, the team challenge, and the fun climb. On its second edition, another category has been added, which is the horizon challenge. It is easier than the full challenge but a bit more challenging than the fun climb. Read on to see the full details and the registration fees.
Race Categories and Registration Fees:
Full Challenge (58 floors) - Php1500
Team Challenge (58 floors) - Php6000
Horizon Challenge (38 floors) - Php1200
Fun Climb (20 floors) - Php1000

You can register online by clicking here. Online registration closes on June 23 or when all the slots are full. You can register onsite by heading over to Kerry Sports Manila on the 6th floor of Shangri La at the Fort in Bonifacio Global City. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

See you there!

Black Canyon Coffee

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The search for the yummiest Pad Thai in the Philippines is still on, and the search continues, this time in Manila, at Black Canyon Coffee. 

Black Canyon Coffee is the largest and the most popular coffee franchise in Thailand with more than 200 branches in Thailand and 40 international locations. Now, why didn't I get to try it when I was in Thailand? Beats me, but anyway, let's move on. Recently, it came here in the Philippines with three locations in Metro Manila. Of course, I ordered their Pad Thai. I also got to try their milkshake.
 Pad Thai - Php256 for solo, Php452 for sharing
Strawberry Milkshake - Php130

My verdict? It was the best Pad Thai I've tasted, apart from the one that I've tried when I went to Thailand. It captured that taste I was looking for. It was savory, with all the spices coming to life but not too overwhelming. It was also not tangy, compared to the others I've tried here in the Philippines. I also loved the milkshake. It has yogurt in it which makes for its sweet and sour taste.

Other than Thai dishes, Black Canyon Coffee also offers a variety of Western comfort food such as steaks, pastas, and sandwiches. While it is a coffee franchise, it offers a wide selection of food which makes it a foodie haven.

Because of the good food and good service, I highly recommend this place. The items on the menu are a bit pricey but they're totally worth it. You can check out Black Canyon Coffee in any of the following locations: Tuscany in McKinley Hill in Taguig, Circuit Makati, and Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig.