Episode 10

Published on:

21st Nov 2020

"OUR CHRISTMAS PRESENT" Moving On and Moving Forward Towards a Safe Christmas in 2020


Moving On and Moving Forward 

Towards a Safe Christmas in 2020

00:00 Kamustahan

Reminiscences about Christmas Past

and updates on what's keeping

The Diaz Family and Spanky busy.

13:30 Dating, Flirting, & Dining in 2020

Is it safe to go out on Dates now,

and what are the best options for 

Romantic Dining in the New Normal?

32:00 Christmas Won't Be The 

Same Without You..... or will it?

Recommendations on how best

to keep our family traditions,

but keeping in mind safety first.

64:00 Countdown!!!

Our Top Home-Based Food Discoveries

1. Salted Caramel Coco Jam with Latik Chunks @ImasKitchenPH

FB: Ima's Kitchen at Estancia de Bacolor 


2.Tres Leches Cakes @SweetJoysPH


3. Smoked Meat @SmokeStationPH


4. Childhood Gulaman @Jessies_Gulaman


5. Lobster Paella @ComidaSanLorenzo 


6. Japanese Fried Rice Unagi @Bambe_linkedge

FB: Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen 


7. Cheesy Mussel & Shrimp @CheesyWifey


8. Classic Carrot Cake 

FB: Marlene Monfort Pastries 


9. Fan de Queso @NonproCook


10. Ube Leche Cake @PremiumCreamCakes


11. Sourdough @JohnDoughPH


12. Sushi Bake / Salmon Caviar Pie @KaniKalu_PH


13. Lechon Belly @LechonariaBellyPH


14. The Food of the Balkans:

Eastern European Home Cooking

FB: Dobro


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Anton Diaz

Anton Diaz worked for Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines, the biggest multinational company in the country, for more than 12 years after college before becoming a full-time first-time
Digital Entrepreneur. He was P&G’s Chief Information Officer when he finally quit his day job and decided to take his blog, Our Awesome Planet, to the next level in 2008.

OurAwesomePlanet.com, which he started in 2005, is the No. 1 food and travel media in the Philippines with millions of followers and readers and is still organically growing. His advocacy is to promote the “Food and Travel Secrets of a Destination” and to inspire Filipinos to live an awesome life in the Philippines.

Like a continuing autobiography of his family’s food and travel adventures, Anton created theblog as a love letter to his four sons—Aidan, Joshua, Raphael and Yugi. It was in 2015 when he
realized that the kids were not reading the blog, but when he started doing video stories, they watched these over and over again. This motivated him to start his Facebook and Youtube
video channels and adopt a mobile-video first approach to digital story telling.

Anton was recognized as one of Go Negosyo's Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur Awardees in 2010 and was featured in its 7th book, "Go Negosyo's 50 Inspiring Stories of Young Entrepreneurs," in 2011. In 2015, he received the first Tourism Star Award for Media from the Department of Tourism for his invaluable contribution in promoting Philippine cuisine and
destinations through his blog Our Awesome Planet, thereby encouraging tourists to visit and taste the best of what the Philippines has to offer.

Our Awesome Planet is recognized as one of the world’s Top 50 Travel Blogs.