About Joanne Catherine Tan (JoTan23)

JoTan is a Foodie, Travel Enthusiast & she lives her everyday life as if it was the last. "IT'S FOR THE EXPERIENCE" -- this is what she always tell people when she wants to do something FUN like Mountain Climbing, Rappelling on a Hanging Bridge (which was not determined if it was in good condition since it was a really old PNR Bridge), Eating Beef Liver SASHIMI (yes, the raw one) and even Jumping off the Plane at 15,000 feet. She also loves to share the new things she learned, her adventures and other personal encounters through her blog: http://jotan23.blogspot.com (Food, Travel and Living blogger)
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    20 REALLY GOOD Coffee Shops In The Philippines For Your Premium And Picky Caffeine Addiction

    “Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.” – David Lynch   20. DICOFI photo by @jennifernon  Authentic Vietnamese restaurant that serves smooth velvety Vietnamese coffee at an affordable price What to try: Vietnamese iced coffee (Php...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Where To Stay In Palawan: Puerto Princesa, Coron, El Nido

    We believe that PALAWAN is one of the BEST ISLAND in the world and here are a few places we love to stay in when in Palawan:   WHERE TO STAY IN PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN   ONE...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Top 12 Cakes To Try In The Philippines

    For celebrations, we always go to every Filipino’s top of the mind cake shops: Red Ribbon and Goldilocks. But for those who love to get something different and more special, we’ve compiled the top 12 cakes we...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    HENRY’S PROFESSIONAL: 5 Reasons Why They Remain The Top Choice Of Photographers

      Buying a new camera? Do not just buy anywhere. It is very important to make sure to buy from a trusted store that knows what they are selling and also provides genuine customer service. In short,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Engine DeCarbonizing: Carbase’s Solution To Diesel Engine Problems

      Do you drive a diesel car engine? Then I am guessing you are experiencing or have experienced the following: Excessive smoke emission Poor engine performance Dark fuel Low power   Since carbon builds up in engines...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    4 Restaurants To Try At Fisher Mall, Quezon City

      When in Quezon City, you should try these four restaurants in Fisher Mall. Let your senses travel around Asia as you dine here:   4. MORITA Japanese Restaurant Authentic Japanese restaurant serving the freshest sashimi. TIP:...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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    10 Filipina Travel Bloggers We Love

    10 Filipina Travel Bloggers We Love   ***NOTE: LIST IS IN RANDOM ORDER***   10. SOLITARY WANDERER (by Aleah Taboclaon) http://www.solitarywanderer.com/ Aleah writes about her experiences of traveling alone (she started traveling alone at age 11). She...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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    Top 12 Low Calorie Healthy Meal Plan Deliveries In Metro Manila

    Top 12 Low Calorie Healthy Meal Plan Deliveries In Metro Manila   Start the year right and eat healthy! It’s not just about dieting but most importantly, it’s all bout living your life feeling better, more energized,...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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    INK SCRIBBLER: Giving The Gift Of Experience

    INK SCRIBBLER: Giving The Gift Of Experience   This Holiday season, why not give the gift of experience to your family and friends? Aside from a well-structured workshop hosted by the young and talented Alexis Ventura, Ink...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    80s Rewind: 11 Things Only 80s Kids Will Understand

    If you’re an 80s kid, then you would have been in the middle of the transition phase from old school to high-tech gadgets. I am talking about typewriter to computer printing, betamax to torrent downloads, dial-up internet...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    Lettering And Calligraphy 101 With Ella Lama And Geli Balcruz

    Lettering And Calligraphy 101 With Ella Lama And Geli Balcruz     For the love of letters, Ella Lama and Geli Balcruz have designed a lettering and calligraphy workshop for beginners, complete with beginner’s kit and exercise...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    BACKJOY: Bringing Back Joy Into Your Lives By Improving Your Posture

    BACKJOY: Bringing Back Joy Into Your Lives By Improving Your Posture   Backjoy’s Sit Smart’s Newest Collection: sit better, look better, feel better!     It’s time to straighten up, Philippines!  Backjoy’s Sit Smart has finally introduced...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    Eating With Manners: A Short Guide To Food Etiquette

        Eating With Manners: A Short Guide To Food Etiquette   Some things are not taught in school. Let’s say, for example, table manners and food etiquettes. Sometimes, these things make or break your image, especially...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    12 Great Steaks in Manila: Our Favorite Meat Markets in the Metro

    12 Great Steaks in Manila: Our Favorite Meat Markets in the Metro   I have tried going vegetarian but the thought of giving up steak crushes me to pieces. I know a lot of people are on...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    10 Things To Do In Manila On A Tuesday

    Things To Do In Manila On A Tuesday     10. CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO A QUIZ NIGHT.   Quiz Nights at 121 Bar and Grill Restaurant. Join Manila’s Longest Running Interactive Quiz Night! A Mix of Pop Culture...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    Top 15 New Restaurants You Should Try When In Manila

      Have you tried the following restaurants that have just opened this 2014? Check out the list below and find out what NOT to miss when you dine in:   Disclaimer: List is in random order :p...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    8 Reasons Why You Should Join The North Face’s Great Camp Out Day With Your Kids

        The North Face’s Great Camp Out Day is a yearly tradition that you should look out for. “First Held in Nuvali back in 2011, GCO wants to expose kids (aged 12 years and below) to...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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    7 Awesome Personalized Gift Ideas in Manila: Better Gifts for Everyone

    Top Personalized Gift Ideas For All Occasions   Christmas is coming! Have you bought your gifts yet? Why not make it more special by giving personalized gifts that are custom made just for that special person?  ...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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    JING MONIS SALON: Hair Stylist Of The Stars

    JING MONIS SALON: Hair Stylist Of The Stars   Jing Monis IS the hair stylist that every girl has ever dreamed of. He is, after all, the hair stylist of celebrities: making each client a vavavoom star...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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    UNIQLO Opens 17th Store At Power Plant Mall With Big Discounts

    UNIQLO Opens 17th Store At Power Plant Mall With Big Discounts   Good news! Japan’s leading global apparel brand, UNIQLO, will finally open its 17th store in the Philippines on October 24, 2014 at Power Plant Mall,...

    • Posted 9 months ago