Saturday, December 7, 2013

MERCATO COMES TO MCKINLEY HILL!!! FREE STUFF AWAITS!!!

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Great foodie news to everyone who works and lives in Mckinely Hill, Taguig! The Venice Piazza Mall at McKinley Hill is home to CARNIVALE - the newest night food market by the MercatoCentrale group! CARNIVALE will be open every Thursday and Friday starting December 12(Thursday) 6pm to 3am starting December 12 (Thursday)!

The newest Mercato Centrale market will be celebrating its grand opening with live circus acts and acoustic bands. On top of that, CARNIVALE will be giving away 25 FREE Mochiko ice cream balls to first set of customers who come at 7pm and another set of 25 FREE Mochiko balls to those who come at 8pm.

“We look forward to sharing great food finds with the McKinley community!“ shared Anton Diaz, co-founder of MercatoCentrale and the blogger behind the popular food and travel blogwww.OurAwesomePlanet

“Aside from your enjoying the best-selling dishes of your favorite Mercato food vendors, we’ve also got some awesome new food vendors that you should definitely try out.”

Venice Piazza is located inside McKinley Hill in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. McKinley Hill is bounded by C5 to the East, the American War Memorial to the North, Lawton Road to the West (which leads to the airport) and the Philippine Army Headquarters to the South.

The MercatoCentrale group, which also runs the Levante food market in Eastwood, has been the birthplace of many fast-growing Manila-based food businesses like Manang’s Chicken, Mochiko, Merry Moo Premium Ice Cream, Spring by Ha-Yuan, Kristina’s Inutak, Chuck’s Grubberie Fish and Chips and many more.

For interested food vendors who want to join CARNIVALE, please contact (+63 917) 840-1152or (+632) 812-0102, email admin@mercatocentrale.ph or visit www.facebook.com/elsur.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

when X means LOVE!

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the symbol X… The symbol that connotes danger, fear and negativity, but with love, X will never be the same as what we all thought about. 

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Cervical Cancer is a very known disease that contributes big on the mortality rate of our Filipino women today. Even if its known to be preventable, it is still disregarded because of our undeniably demure culture. Most of the time, women today even if empowered still prioritized family over themselves.With this, I think the call in preventing this disease shouldn’t only be addressed to women, but also to men. If we loved our mother’s as much as we love our future or current behalf, we should get them vaccinated against cervical cancer.

No dramas, If’s and doubts! No more waiting for enticing ads about continuous deaths or celebrity promotions. If you really have a love one in mind that is prone to such disease, X that symbolizes VACCINATION will never be a second thought.

Get your love ones vaccinated against cervical cancer and other killer diseases now!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dell Philippines New Computer Line Up


Dell Philippines New Computer Line Up
Dell Philippines had just launch their new line up of computers before the end of 2013. The line up targets on the go students, professionals and entertainment savvy home users. It all comes in touch screen and features that could suite everyone’s lifestyle.

The Angelos at No Other Bar

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Philippines only Classical Pop group, The Angelos, is back and I’m lucky enough to catch them perform live at No Other Bar Metrowalk Pasig City.

I’m not getting in to the full details about the group’s past, for what I’m after is their advocacy for music. The Angelos aims for  the younger generation appreciate classical music so they blend it with POP.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

An open letter to the Sharks and Stingrays of Manila Ocean Park

 

Dear Sharks and Stingrays of Manila Ocean Park,

It was nice meeting you. The experience is certainly something that I’ll treasure for the rest of my life. I never thought you guys could be this so nice, way different from how you’ve been interpreted in most of the movies I’ve watched. You’re smiles makes me forget the fact that you are captivated and you’d be happier in the wild. I hope the deepness of the water in the pool is just right for you and our presence during the encounter did not stress or made you any grave harm.

Manila Ocean Park Stingrays

Saturday, August 31, 2013

PORTO CENA: THE MERCATO CENTRALE OF SUBIC!

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Subic has always been a haven for adventure-seekers: From the jungle adventures at Zoobic Safari to the water adventures at Ocean Adventure to the shopping adventures at the Royal Duty Free Shops. Now, we’ve got another great reason for you to visit Subic: A Foodie Adventure!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

KPub Food Review

KPub Food Review

Located at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, near the Fort Strip is a bar that feature Korean Pop Entertainment. KPUB is the first Korean themed and Heineken bar here in the Philippines, that is why I consider myself lucky to get an opportunity to try it for the first time. Well, I never got to try the bar, because we went there on lunch, but still I got to taste their meals. HOHO!

KPub offer delicacies that soothes every appetite. They got A La Carte and Meat All You Can Meals that would delight every korean food lovers.

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Meat all you can promo got 2 packages. One is worth 499 with an hour limit on your seats as soon as all meats are served. Second is the 899 package with no time limit, additional premium meats and entrees. Both package come with limitless soup, salad and side dishes.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

MUSIC IN THE DARK: When my thoughts about music burst on my hands

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I was able to attend a press conference for an advocacy project of (GSK) GlaxoSmithKline’s HIMIG NG KALINGA supported by doctor recommended Paracetamol Calpol. It’s a project in which GSK volunteers visit hospitals to provide music therapy to children with health problems. The volunteers of course undergone training under Ms. Celeste Sanchez who is considered Mother of Music Therapy in the Philippines. I believe that there is no really alternative with proper medication, but this is atleast something that everyone should know. That there is something in Music that soothes one heart and soul that medicines can never give our bodies. It is an open ended thing that only the feelings you get from listening will make you understand. 

Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which a therapist use music for the intervention of someone that is ill or diagnosed with poor health. This kind of process is being used during ancient time, because of the belief that music has a healing force. Today, many use it for entertainment while others use it as an alternative to medicine.

My use of music does not differ from anybody else. Some use it for entertainment while others use it as an alternative to medicine. But what are the music to use for intervention? Well they say it should be something smooth and non-lyrical. Those music that fall under the classical, but I strongly suggest we search and listen to our Filipino original classical music. 

Classical music is the sanity of my insanity. It helps me concentrate, focus, and relax through rough times. Whenever I listen to any kind of music, I 'am being immersed to different places and scenarios that help me escape the cruelty of the city’s environment. It soothes to my inner soul and helps me bring out the best of me in my everyday doings. Whatever my ears consider music in which I listen to, shapes who I’ am.

When it comes to the saying that Philippines is a country of singers, AHEM! I personally attest to that! Kidding aside, I don’t know anyone here in PH who doesn’t love music. Even before birth, mothers sings to their babies, Karaoke is everywhere 24 hours available on streets or even on beaches, Native children jumps inside our public transportation, begs for money and create music using only cans and rubbers and sticks! You can never deny that music in our country is everywhere making it a country of music aficionados. Unfortunately, our true Filipino music are becoming more rare and less appreciated.

A musician friend of mine told me that our true Filipino music is endemic. He said that it follows a rhythm that you cannot put into music sheets. Something, that is truly original and I call it soul sucker. Because once you hear it, you will surely indulge in with the beat. Well, I heard a Mangyan child doing it inside the jeepney and I think, only those who don’t have a heart would not appreciate it. Anyway, these are the music that are forgotten, left in the shadows of the past. Never appreciated unless mixed with modernity. Something I call pretentious.

What really differs from today’s music versus the classical ones are not really the tempo or the jive, but rather on how it affects an individual. Today’s music gives me everything, the emotion, the lyrics and even the moves, but classical ones makes us think, breath and make uses of our anatomical purpose. It makes us human. It lets us interpret and appreciate. Something that today’s music can never give.

I think our original music is now in the dark, and will always remain there unless we start appreciating and passing them to our future generation.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Toshiba Launches New Laptops for June 2013

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In its continuous goal to lead innovation, Toshiba had just launched five laptops designed for specific consumers. Lets stream down these five laptops and see what’s best for our wants and daily needs.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Man of Steel Movie Review: My shaky experience


Authentic and Original, that's how I can describe this year's Superman movie - with lots of shaky and zooming camera shots, eye popping visual effects, and a clear plot, this is for sure a movie that fits and can be enjoyed by every ages.  

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Food Hopping ba kamo? Cucina Andare try mo!

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At the heart of Philippines Business Capital lies a new place that food hoppers must visit. Cucina Andare, the first food truck market in the country that has its operations every thursday, friday, and saturday in front of Glorietta 3 from 4pm onwards.

Cuisiniers Roast Beef, Chicken & Pork BBQ Review

Cuisiniers Roast Beef, Chicken & Pork BBQ Review

In my quest of tasting good food in Cucina Andare Ayala, My tongue landed and was able to taste wonderful recipes of love made from a lovely sounding name of brand “cuisiniers”

Wrap Battle Beef Nacho Wrap Review

Wrap Battle Beef Nacho Wrap Review

Included in my Cucina Andare experience is Wrap Battle’s Beef Nacho Wrap - a thin pan heated Pita filled with beef, vegies like tomatoes, oinons and chop cabbages, nacho sauce and crispy tortilla chips. A sure wrap of surprise for every nachos and shawarma lovers.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Abhie’s Kitchen Fusilli Review

Abhie’s Kitchen Fusilli ReviewOrdering Spaghetti has never been this fun! And if you’re choosy of what pasta dish is best for your tummy, Abhie’s Kitchen can make it up for you. 3 steps in ordering, Step 1, choose your pasta, Step 2, choose your sauce and Step 3, choose your ingredients. To make it more special, they will personally cook it for you.

Mexikanto’s Beef Quesadilla Review

MexiKanto’s Beef Quesadilla Review

 

MexiKanto Beef Quesadilla is something that I would want to have while watching a movie. With a size like a pie and a wrap filled with overwhelming pure beef and cheese, this food is a one hell of a Quesadilla experience.

I don’t know if their presentation is just the way it is, but they covered the quesadilla with crispy nachos. You have to set aside the nachos first just so you can see the wrap. It taste just like of a shawarma, the only difference is the cheesiness. In one bite, all its cheesiness will overflow in your mouth. The thing that I really love about this.

If you’re a cheese aficionado, this one is a must try. Mexikanto can be found on Facebook. You can also catch them on Cucina Andare, Ayala Makati every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4pm onwards.     

Carlo’s Kitchen Crunchy Belly Review

Carlo’s Kitchen Crunchy Belly

Crunchy and finger licking good, a Filipino version of bacon made to look like our favorite chicharon. Crunchy Belly is obviously made out pork belly and amazingly, deliciously made into perfection! Upon tasting a piece, I feel like saying “Ilabas na yung beer at may pulutan na tayo!”. Cruchy belly is good with or without vinegar. It is surely a food requirement for any meat lovers in the metro. I believe this a hit for pulutan and pica-pica or as an appetizer. I haven’t tried eating it with rice, but I wish to, maybe on second try. It’s crunchiness and original taste is addictive,that you have to be in control when eating since we all know it could be high in cholesterol.

Crunchy Belly is also available Cucina Andare, Ayala Makati.

For more information, like them on facebook or email them at crunchybelly@gmail.com

Rice Pots: Fried Rice Review

Rice Pots: Fried Rice Review

One thing most of us Filipino cannot live without is Rice. A kind of carb that is very essential in our every meal. Rice that would definitely taste better with flavors, something that Rice Pots, a food kiosk in Cucina Andare in Ayala Makati, can offer.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ping Gu Mushroom Fries Review

Ping Gu Mushroom Fries Review

Addicting! That’s the word to describe this awesome, amazing discovery. For me, this is best than any other potato fries I have tasted before. Its not oily even if it is deep fried in Canola oil. They fry white Oyster Mushroom coated with special breading in front of you just so you can be sure it’s harvested freshly.

Yellow Kitchen: Adobo Cream Pasta and 3 Mushroom Pesto Panini Review

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One thing that you should never miss if you visit Cucina Andare in Ayala, is Yellow Kitchen’s best seller Adobo Cream Pasta. For 100php you’ll have a bowl of unique tasting pasta that is truly a Filipino style.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Elders doing Cha-Cha Dabarkads Dance Craze

Mouth open… Arms spread… Big smile… you know the drill when you hear the song Cha-Cha Dabarkads, popularized by the child performer Ryzza Mae Dizon. A novelty music every Filipino could relate and dance with, especially our elders. But how can it be possible for them to follow the beat and groove in every steps if they are encountering health issues that affects their senior dream lifestyle and transform them to null.

Health issues that are usually unrecognized for that thought that it is included in the aging process. Unrecognized, for the thought that those who can only do regular diet and exercise are naturally healthy and not malnourished.

The truth, proper diet and food absorption is the key to being healthy.

Studies show that the proper mastication of our food is a major contributing factor on whether we properly absorb its nutrients. While for most of us, chewing is not a major concern, 28% of the population may have trouble chewing their food because they are either toothless or are properly/not properly wearing dentures.

A healthy life in every bite

Good thing, GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Polident, in cooperation with dental experts created an advocacy event titled, A HEALTHY LIFE IN EVERY BITE, empowering and educating our senior citizen to a healthy lifestyle by highlighting the effects of improper use and care of dentures.

Akala Mo Ice Cream, Itlog Pala (-_-)

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Nabiktima pa ko ng mga itlog na to. :3

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dell Vostro 5460 now in the Philippines

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The Ultrathin Vostro 5460 is now available in the Philippines as announced by Dell Company, just today at Holiday Inn and Suite Makati. It is said to be the thinnest and lightest 14-inch vostro laptop to date, that delivers more power and portability for different types of users.

Thin, Sleek, and Professional that’s how they describe their new gadget that comes in Silver and soon Red color. The battery life is 5 hours as it is supported by a 3 cell-cell integrated Lithium Ion battery and weigh only 3 lbs at the starting price of Php 35,990.

This Vostro 5460 comes standard with Dell’s In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis, as well as Dell Backup and Recovery Manager for reliable and fuss-free data protection. For added security of personal data and system files, the Ultrabook configuration also comes with Intel Anti-Theft Technology and Identity Protection Technology. Just call 1 800 1601 0062 or Local Hotline Number (+632) 663 2000.

For more information like Dell Philippines on Facebook or visit www.dell.com

Monday, June 3, 2013

Ateneo De Davao University: “…Cebu Pacific. You Do Not Deserve Customers!”

Shame on Cebu Pacific. If I am the one who were locked inside the flight 5J 971 and experienced such horrible claims, I would tell Cebu Pacific to fully terminate their operations. If they cannot guarantee the safety of their every passengers, they surely doesn’t deserve customers. I’ve already heard and watched over the news several complaints about their management. I have also experienced delayed flight on our way to Puerto Princessa last year. To add up, here’s what Ateneo De Davao President has to say:

Ateneo De Davao Boycott CebuPac

So after reading this, would you still want to travel with them? I don’t think so.

Keep Safe!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

TOFU NUGGETS!!!

Yes it’s tofu nuggets made special by our very own Chef Martin! Yummy!!!

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Ingredients are the following:

tofu
Skyflakes crackers
Eggs
Pepper

Quantity? Neeehhh That depends on you guys! Winking smile

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Crush skyflakes crackers till it looks like breadcrumbs.

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Dip the tofu in a bowl with beaten egg & crushed pepper.

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Roll it on the crush skyflakes crackers until…

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…it looks like this (picture above)

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Fry it until it turns golden brown and woilah!

You have a very healthy and delicious Tofu Nuggets! Best with Soysauce mixed with vinegar, calamansi, onion (white and red) and cucumber.

Iron Deficiency on Filipino Women

Have anyone told you the joke kamukha mo si Nadine? Nope, not the well-known Nadine Samonte, but rather nadimonyo. A joke that will never be taken seriously until we look at the mirror and realize that the joke has its point. Now that the society we’re living in is prone to different kinds of stressors, such mean jokes can be an alarming reminder that we should take care of ourselves and our environment. Unfortunately, according to World Health Organization, 3 out of 5 women of reproductive age are prone to iron deficiency. The signs includes lack of focus, looking pale, and always looking fatigue. It is also said that these signs are mostly disregarded by women even if they’re already seeing it in the mirror.

With this, Sangobion created an Iron Deficiency Awareness show with a fictional character SALAMINKERA, interpreted by the comedian Giselle Sanchez. A show that talks about the challenges that women usually face from love life, family life, beauty, and personal life to how Sangobion can help them make through everyday.

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Sangobion is an organic iron with vitamins and minerals which gives women a boost and help them prevent  the 3 signs of Iron deficiency.

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Catch SALAMINKERA in a free show for the public at the Lower Ground Floor, Building A of SM Megamall on June 9. There will also be exciting booths, activities, and freebies that await everybody.

Salaminkera

For more info visit www.sangobion.com.ph or www.facebook.com/sangobionph.

Budget Conscious for Flops? Nutmeg Flip flops Is Surely For You!

Are you the type of girl na mahilig sa mura pero hindi pwedeng basta basta? Well if you are what I’m talking about, this post is surely for you!

Classy. Sassy. Never Pricey! That’s how they front their brand of flip flops to different kinds of girls with different kinds of taste.

Nutmeg, a sister brand of Banana Peel, have something for our every modern young and young-at-heart Filipina that’ll make them go gaga for flip flops!

For fancy girls who loves floral stuff, cosmopolitan category is surely for you:

Zooper Squad Collection copy

If you’re the kind that loves variations, here are their basic categories:

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Gotta be tall and proud with these surely cool looking flops from their wedge category:

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What more can you ask with these amazing line of fancy awesomeness?

To know more about nutmeg flip flops visit their facebook fanpage.