Your favourite sociopath Joker hits record breaking $93.5 million at the box office

Viewers had different reactions and point of views after watching the movie. Some didnt even finish the movie as they described the film “too dark or disturbing”.

Disturbing as it seems but the film only showing us that bullying and brutality must stop and should not be encouraged by anyone. We might turn that person into a monster. Our action matters to someone.

Joker is a grounded, R-rated origin story for Batman. Joaquin Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, Fleck being isolated, disregarded by society and bullied begins to transforms him into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

The film also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron. The film is directed by Todd Phillips.
Have you seen Joker yet? Tll us your thoughts.

Banana Leaf PH: Experience Southeast Asian cuisine in one multi-awarded international restaurant!

Good news to all Asian cuisine lovers! There’s no need to leave Manila and fly to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam or India.

Banana Leaf Trinoma Ayala Mall guarantees to satisfy and awaken your taste buds with their sumptuous dishes. Enjoy different Asian dishes on a large banana leaf which is the traditional method of serving food in the Philippines.

They have a lot on their menu… and we mean a lot! Here are a few dishes that really stuck to us and we would highly recommend.

Vietnamese Prawn ball with cheese

Enjoy this crunchy and tasty Vietnamese prawn ball with cheese. Enjoy the authentic taste of a prawn when you have your first bite. It’s addicting!

Tilapia Fillet with Assam Sambal sauce

Fresh and perfectly fried fish with Sambal sauce. Sambal is a hot sauce made from chilies, spices, herbs, and aromatics. It’s sweet and spicy at the same time!

Nasi Goreng Nenas

You will definitively break the “NO RICE diet ” rule when you taste their Indonesian stir-fried rice spiced with chili and mixed with eggs, pineapple, chicken, prawns, and sweet soy sauce.

Roti Canai with Curry Sauce

Indian-influenced flatbread perfectly served with curry.

Malayan Chicken curry with potatoes

The curry itself is flavorful, spicy and creamy!

Stir Fried Clams in Singaporean Chili Sauce

The sauce will wow you with its spiciness plus you get a generous serving of clams.

Penang Char Kway Teow

Flat rice noodles with sweet, spicy and thick soy sauce. The bean sprouts, egg and shrimps made the flavor more appealing and tasty.

Iced Lemon Grass with Honey

We all know the health benefits of lemon grass so we highly recommend this one!

Plus, don’t forget their desserts!

The Sago Pudding in Thai Pandan Leaf and Deep Fried Banana Fritter with Ice Cream is definitely to die for!

Price-wise, it’s a bang for the buck! Appetizers range from Php168 to rought below Php300, while main dishes are for Php248 to roughly below Php500. All of which are good for sharing.

Visit their facebook page for more info:

https://www.facebook.com/BananaLeafPH/

On our list: Top 10 hidden speakeasy bars in the Metro!

Ever feel like going inside a closet (reference to Chronicles of Narnia) and finding an entire new place just to drink alone or with a few friends?

Here are the top 5 speakeasies in Metro Manila that you should have tried by now.

1. FINDERS KEEPERS

Good news to Non-smokers because this bar implemented a no-smoking code. You may find this bar located in the friendly neighborhood of Makati, It has an intimate long bar, curated music, crafted cocktails, draft & bottled beers and the ever-present wide selection of superb spirits. This bar is for people who would like a start a conversation with a stranger or bring a friend for late-night talks.

Located at Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue

Makati

2. BANK BAR

When you are searching for Bank bar through Waze or google map and it says you have reached your destination, yet you only see a 711 store. Don’t fret, You are not lost! Behind the convenience store storage room is Bank Bar — named after the bank building it’s in. While the place takes inspiration from art-deco styles, the vibe is also kind of modern, with its marble counters and contemporary art flashed on the walls.

Bank Bar is at G/F, RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th and 25th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

3. MANDALAY WHISKY & CIGARS

Mandalay is definitely one of the coolest places you can bring someone. It’s a hidden bar that you get to pass through the British pub Belle and Dragon. You go to the back, enter what looks like a closet, past some hanging coats, and through red velvet curtains.

100 Carlos Palanca | Palanca, Legazpi Village, Makati, Luzon

4. ABV

ABV is a true tribute to the 1920s speakeasy and is even decorated to resemble that era. It’s hidden behind a hamburger and hotdog diner in Makati. You’ll have to look for a door that looks like it’s going to an elevator shaft, or listens out for cool, laid back jazz music and follow the sound.

5. NOMU

A modern Japanese Cafe dedicated to all things Matcha has expanded to the booze business. Their most recent expansion is Nomu, a Japanese Speakeasy. It’s no surprise that they expanded towards the liquor circle as drinking is a shared interest between the Filipinos and the Japanese.

Seats are limited as well. Nomu can easily get crowded with 20 people inside.

6. VITTO’S WINE BAR & RESTAURANT

Vitto’s Wine Bar and Restaurant is a hole-in-the-wall kind of wine place up North that offers fine whites and reds sourced from all over the world. They also have a great selection of tapas, pizzas, and other dishes that work well when paired with wine.

114 Scout Lozano Street cor Tomas Morato, Laging Handa, Quezon City

7. TAGGO BAR & CAFE

Taggo Bar is an underrated bar that can be found in Tomas Morato and Cubao. It serves inihaw specialties, brickoven pizzas, and more. Drink, eat, listen to live acoustic bands, 80’s and 90’s music. Let’s go Taggo!

#205 JR1 Building, Tomas Morato Ave., Barangay Laging Handa

8. THE HUMMINGBIRD

Hummingbird is the newest roof deck bar located at the Stone House Bed and Breakfast. Its theme is in line with nature, giving the whole place a garden-like setting that will make you feel far from the urban scenario. They got the inspiration from nature and named it as such because they wanted the place to be as rare and beautiful.

9. ODD SEOUL

Obsessed with Halyu or anything related Korea? You’ll definitely go crazy over ODD SEOUL!

This secret bar offers a wide variety of cocktails and soju based drinks that be considered authentic to its cuisine. Located inside Gaja Korean Kitchen, this secret bar offers cocktails that keep true to its cuisine.

Located at 2F 8445 Kalayaan Ave., Poblacion, Makati (inside Gaja Korean Kitchen)

10. 20:20

Located at La Fuerza Plaza in Chino Roces is the perfect little scret after a long day’s work. This place isn’t what I would say is for everyboday. The ambience has an indie vibe to it. One definite plus factor is their Meanwhile, sample their signature Mule.

So are you now ready to look for these places? Just make sure you know where to find the entrance! LOL!

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