Monday, April 22, 2019

Island Hopping In El Nido

Discover the wonders of El Nido Palawan


El Nido will blow your mind because of its unmatched scenery.  Everything here is freaking amazing, and this is why the location is so popular. Book flights to El Nido right away if you want to experience the amazing beaches and discover beautiful lagoons.

One of the prime reasons why tourists come to El Nido is island hopping. During these yours, you will visit lagoons and beaches that will blow your mind.  There are four tours, namely Tour A, Tour B, Tour C and Tour D. These tours are designed to allow you to get the best of experiences. The lunch would be provided, and you will be served a delicious grill of fish, chicken, and pork plus rice and fruits for dessert. There are some great options for the vegetarians too.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Belle De Jour's Freedom to Dream Summit held at the Red Carpet Cinema



Belle De Jour's Freedom to Dream

Shangri-La Plaza in cooperation with Viviamo! Inc. makers of the Belle de Jour Power Planner headed by Darlyn Ty-Nilo, President of Viviamo!, collaborated to organize the first Freedom to Dream Summit at the Red Carpet with an exciting roster of speakers. 

Panel of speakers during the Q & A were Doc Gia Sison, Gretchen Ho and Rezza Soriano
The summit was indeed very timely as most women need self-love and self care in order for them to see their self worth. It was nice that there are groups such as these that initiates these three important things that women nowadays would oftentimes tend to forget. 

Dr. Gia Sison, a mental health advocate

I actually had a speaking engagement that same day from my alma mater where I was given the chance to share my experience working after I graduated from college. But I couldn't let this opportunity pass by, I'd love to see my favorite Twitter icon Doc Gia Sison in person. Dr. Gia Sison, a mental health advocate was one of the distinguished guest speakers for the first talk called "Raising Self Worth," with life coach Rezza Custodio Soriano and Gretchen Ho, TV host and lifestyle news anchor. 

The next session was about Ïgniting your Passion" which encourages people to fin their purpose and to do their best in order to achieve them. The saud talk featured Prim Paypon of The Dream Project PH along with Aimee Hashim of LoveLuxe Trading Inc. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Maya Kitchen opens its doors to aspiring young chefs this summer

If you’re looking for a fun and productive activity for kids this summer, look no further than The Maya Kitchen!

Summer is the best time for kids to experience and learn something new. If you’re looking for a fun and productive activity, look no further than The Maya Kitchen! The Maya Kitchen is once again holding a variety of culinary workshops for children from April to June, just in time for school break.

Encourage your little ones to make the most out of their summer holiday and enroll them in the Kids’ Culinary Bootcamps, where they’ll learn age-appropriate basic cooking and baking skills and recipes. Classes for kids aged 6 to 12 will be held from May 7 to 10 and from June 4 to 5, from 9 AM to 1 PM. The 4-day culinary camp in May costs P6,000, while the 2-day culinary camp in June costs P3,000.


The Maya Kitchen’s summer workshops for children gives them a start to learning and mastering cooking essentials— from slicing, mincing to boiling, and so much more.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Graduates Dine In for Free at Dads World Buffet!

Dads Sinugbang Isda at Gulay
It's graduation season once again. Have you guys thought of where to eat and treat the entire family to celebrate your son or daughter's new milestone and achievement? As a restaurant that’s ideal for every occasion, DADS World Buffet also has special surprises for everyone.

Graduates of 2019 get a free buffet when they come to DADS World Buffet with two full-paying guests until July 31, 2019. Just visit any of the DADS World Buffet branches on your graduation day or up until seven days after, and present your school ID with either a diploma, graduation photo, or graduation invitation.

Monday, April 8, 2019

REP holds Summer Workshops for aspiring performers and classes begins on April 22


Press release:


Is your child an aspiring thespian? Whether you’re unlocking your child’s artistic talents or exploring the exciting world of theater for yourself, there’s nowhere better for you to do so than at Repertory Philippines (REP) Workshop for the Performing Arts. From April to July, REP is holding its annual summer series of intensive courses in Performing Arts, ranging from basic to advanced, allowing everyone the chance to shine under the spotlight. With its 52-year track record of artistic excellence, REP has trained and honed the very best theater talents in the country.

The first batch of workshops runs from April 22 until June 8, while the second round starts June 10 to July 19, and will be facilitated by some of the country’s most outstanding thespians and practitioners. All classes will be held from Monday to Friday at the Active Fun Building, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.


Friday, April 5, 2019

Dine at the Ayala Malls and win a trip to paradise with Mastercard


Press release:

Indulge in the lifestyle experiences you love with the leading payment network in the Philippines. Mastercard lets you enjoy the best the world has to offer — all while making your cashless payments as convenient and secure as possible.

Take your dining experience to another level and get a chance to travel to some of the country’s top destinations. Mastercard teams up with Ayala Malls for the Tablescapes to Great Escapes raffle as part of its “2019 Bon Appetrip Food Holiday Campaign.”

From now until December 6, 2019, using your Mastercard gives you the chance to win a trip for two to El Nido or Sicogon Island! Dine at your favored participating Ayala Malls restaurants, and for every P1000 minimum spend, you’ll get one raffle coupon. During the Food Holiday Buy 1 Get 1 Promo, cardholders can get up to 2 raffle coupons for every transaction.

The opportunity to score a travel package to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country gives you every reason to use your Mastercard for all your food trips. Kick things off on Pasta Day, April 6, at your favorite Ayala Malls destinations.

Head over to Alabang Town Center and feast at Brooklyn’s New York Pizza, California Pizza Kitchen, Figaro Coffee, La Maripili, or Pepper Lunch. At Vertis North, enjoy the beloved comfort food and pasta dishes at Pancake House. At MarQuee Mall, catch up with friends at Italianni’s or Café Noelle. There’s a wide selection at TriNoma, from Bigoli and Figaro Coffee to Fish & Co. and Holy Cow Sizzlers. At U.P. Town Center, Black Canyon and Italianni’s let you enjoy your pasta while earning raffle coupons. The hearty servings at Burgoo in Solenad will keep you coming back long after the promo is over.

In Glorietta, Outback Steakhouse will delight you with their creamy pasta, while Onboard Game + Gastro Pub at Circuit lets you enjoy your food while playing your favorite board games. In Davao, Al Sultan and Kalakoa at Abreeza are the best picks for a yummy pasta fix. In Ayala Malls Feliz, choose from Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen, TOSH / Chikos, Tito's Fil-Mex, or Café Perene. The possibilities are endless!

Mastercard gives you endless surprises just for enjoying the things you love. Experience priceless everyday by simply using your Mastercard when you dine and shop at the Ayala Malls.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Kagitingan: Corregidor, Bataan and their heroic legacy






MILE LONG BARRACKS.  Measuring 1, 520 feet, This is reportedly the longest military barracks in the world. During the American Commonwealth and before World War 2, this structure housed some 8,000 U.S. troops. These ruins are all that are left after Japanese forces bombarded the area.



As the Philippines celebrates its heroes –April 7th is Tribute to Veterans Day, and April 9th is Araw ng Kagitingan or National Heroes’ Day -- it is good to remember Corregidor and Bataan. These two places have become synonymous with Filipino and American courage and determination in protecting
our freedom. 

Here are some things to recall about these two historical sites:

1) Both Bataan and Corregidor are legendary in the history of war. Despite relentless attacks by Japanese forces in 1942, and without reinforcements coming from the United States, Filipino and American troops fought back for several months.
2) Bataan fought from January 7, 1942 until April 9, 1942 after being overwhelmed by superior Japanese firepower and troop numbers. After some 76,000 Filipino and American troops surrendered, they were forced to walk around 96 to more than 100 kilometers from Bataan to Capas, Tarlac. This was the infamous Bataan Death March.
3) From December 29, 1941 until May 6, 1942, the Japanese Imperial Army attacked Corregidor and dropped thousands of bombs on the island. On May 6, the leader of all US and Filipino Allied forces in Asia, Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, led his men in their surrender to the Japanese. They fought as long and as hard as humanly possible.
4) Corregidor Island is the site of the Pacific War Memorial. The Memorial has the Dome of Peace, and a sculpture called the Eternal Flame of Freedom. There’s also the Pacific War Memorial Museum that houses World War 2 memorabilia.  It is now considered as the world's biggest war museum.



For Corregidor Ocular10 photo -
BATTERY HEARN. This 12-inch (350 mm) artillery gun fired 1,000 pound mortar shells and was the longest gun on Corregidor island. It spun 360 degrees on its rotating platform and launched shells as far as 27 kilometers. It didn't see action during the Corregidor siege because of its position. It's famous because Japanese soldiers took their victory "Banzai!" photo beside this gun.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Kusina De Maria Chicken Wings The Best in Cubao

Kusina de Maria is also known as  KDM Food Express

Joining the roster of restaurants that specializes in chicken wings is Kusina de Maria, a casual dining place that serves comforting flavors of food. A family-run hole-in-the-wall food joint, Kusina de Maria is bright, fun and comfy place. It's the kind of place that everyone enjoys, be they having breakfast, lunch with friends or colleagues, a family enjoying a weekend out or a couple on a casual date. 

There are numerous food joints that offer flavored buffalo wings judging by the constant influx of hungry customers looking for their fill of juicy flavored chicken wings. But only one seems to attract a long line in the heart of Cubao. Kusina de Maria has yet to be discovered by foodies. I guess I was one of the lucky ones who were able to try the delicious food that they offer. Kusina de Maria specializes in chicken wings but they also offer other interesting foods as well. 

Named after the owner's wife, Marian--Kusina de Maria has opened their doors to the public last February 2019. But it has received the word of mouth among hardcore buffalo fans because they seem to have perfected the chicken wing concept at an unbelievably affordable price. 


Located in the heart of Cubao Quezon City it is a hole-in-the-wall eatery

Some of the flavored wings offered at Kusina de Maria along with their signature Bagnet Sisig
Kusina de Maria is like a breath of fresh air, giving diners especially foodie enthusiasts something to be happy about. Expect to spend a few minutes trying to figure out exactly what you want from their menu, as the choices are many, and each one is equally enticing. 


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Boy Kanin now offers Unlimited Rice on Selected Sizzling Meals

Boy Kanin's newest menu: Unlimited Rice on selected Sizzling Meals

I have always enjoyed eating especially when it comes to my favorite foods. As a foodie, it is my joy to discover interesting food places that offers delicious food at affordable prices. Boy Kanin is one Filipino fast food that stays true to their mission--that of serving top quality Pinoy foods at a price that won't burn your pockets. 

Boy Kanin store with its official mascot
Boy Kanin President and CEO Mr. Ronald Allan Callao with the bloggers group

Monday, April 1, 2019

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach makes history as the First Ever Filipino Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong!

2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach with her "twin" wax figure which will be on display at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach once again made history. After winning the coveted Miss Universe crown back in 2015, Pia Wurtzbach became the very first Filipino wax figure in one of Hong Kong's favorite tourist destinations, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. 

Guess who the real Pia Wurtzbach is!


The iconic wax figure wears a replica of the Swarovski-embellished royal blue gown ball made by no less than Filipino popular international couturier Michael Cinco, which Pia wore when she passed on the crown in 2016. The dress was said to be tailor-made by the designer himself, saying, "Dressing up her wax figure to represent our country (are) already an honor and a great experience in my career. It is an impalpable dream come true."

So what was Pia's reaction about her being chosen as the very first Filipino wax figure? She said she didn't even think twice about saying yes. She was so honored to be chosen among other Filipino personalities.

"When I found out, I was so excited. I couldn't believe it! In my head, this is something only happens to big stars,"Pia says. "Now, thinking that I'm going to be one of them, I'm very honored, I'm very grateful."

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