Tuesday, December 30, 2014

3:06 PM

Magnolia Chocolait Brings To You This Year’s Much-awaited Ice Skating Spectacle!

Our favorite chocolate milk drink, Magnolia Chocolait, makes it possible for kids and kids at heart to experience the much-awaited Disney on Ice!  This year, Pinoys are invited to join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they follow four of Disney’s most inspirational princesses on their adventures to fulfill their dreams in Feld Entertainment’s newest ice spectacular, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream.

About Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream
Combining the contemporary stories of two modern-day princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana, with the classic elegance of Cinderella and Snow White, Dare to Dream whisks audiences away on exciting 


journeys where dreams really do come true. From the lighting and scenery to the music, choreography and costumes, each element of Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream magically combines to create a memorable show for the entire family.

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream shows will run from December 25 to January 4 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555 for inquiries.

About Magnolia Chocolait
Magnolia Chocolait is now double the fun with its creamy milk chocolate taste. Now in new packs featuring well-loved Disney characters, available in 110ml, 250ml and 1 liter packs!



Learn more about our product, promos, and fun games for your kids on www.facebook.com/MagnoliaChocolaitPH and http://magnoliachocolait.com/
Get a chance to win Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream tickets*!
How? all you have to do is to;

- Like the Magnolia Chocolait FB page,  www.facebook.com/MagnoliaChocolaitPH  

- Like the Taste of Goodness FB Page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Taste-Of-Goodness/

- Share the Disney on Ice poster and tag 5 friends. Deadline: January 1, 2015

- Don't forget to comment here that you have joined.

- Winners will be determined via a raffle (3 winners with 2 tickets each).


*tickets include a Meet and Greet with the cast after the show

Monday, December 22, 2014

6:01 PM

Waterside Restobar at Solaire Resort and Casino’s Sky Tower

Dinner will never be the same if you will try and experience the Global Gastronomia in Waterside Restobar at Solaire Resort and Casino’s Sky Tower. 

It has a stylish concept that makes your dining experience more memorable. It showcases a unique flair where they offer Latin American and Mediterranean cuisine in a more casual and affectionate ambiance. 

At the launch, an enticing beat of drums welcome us and readying those dancing shoes and prance the night away as we enter the Waterside Restobar.



We are entertained by the astonishing dancers who gracefully dance while the food are being served to us.






We have Tapas; Sardanillas, Banderillas, Chorizo, Boquorones and Jabugo. Then Paella Valenciana was served together with the Surf and Turf from the grill that comes with Beef Brisket, Crack Back Chicken, Jumbo Prawn and Inihaw na Liempo. I love the jumbo prawn, crack back chicken and  of course the paella valenciana, the container was so cute!




There is also Asparagus with lemon and goat milk, Crushed which is scruffed carbonara potatoes, sweet corn baked in husk called Humita and of course Jasmine Rice. 





We even tried their different sauces such as Chimichuri, Bordelaise, Red Pepper Spackle.



For desserts we have tried the Chocolate Tart with Raspberry Jelly and the Pineapple Ravioli with chili and sorbet. 




Their interiors induce an affluent set of colors. From earthy browns to black, nutty tones with a pinch of warm orange and copper hues complements the neutral shades and provide the space with harmony. 




Waterside Restobar offers a unique experience for the diner to relax and celebrate the rich cuisine and culture of the Mediterranean in a rustic elegant background.  Waterside Restobar brings their guest not only an ultimate culinary experience, but to also experience the panoramic view of the famous Manila Bay sunset. 

Check out Waterside Restobar at the ground floor of Sky Tower in Solaire Resort and Casino. Visit http://www.solaireresort.com/ and like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SolaireResort.
4:52 PM

Oasis Garden Cafe Is Now Open At Solaire Resort And Casino's Sky Tower

It was such a pleasure to be part of the fabulous opening of one of the Cafe's in Solaire Resort and Casino. The Oasis Garden Cafe. 

Celebrating the occasions with High Tea Hat Pary with other bloggers was so much fun!

The afternoon was filled with country style ambiance, very cozy and relaxing music. A group of dancers performed a ballet dance followed by the parade of classic snacks, and crafted sandwiches.





It was true from its name itself. The Oasis Garden Cafe is a very rejuvenating focal point in the atrium of Sky Tower in Solaire Resort and Casino. The interiors were amazing because you will feel like you were in somewhere where cascading water features are present and the greens and blooms with a transparent glass roof that brings life to the restaurant.






In the morning until late afternoon, Oasis Garden Cafe offers a wide variety of coffee, tea, traditional snacks, and artisanal finger sandwiches. I love the green tea that they served to us. It was perfect with the scones and the sandwiches we had. By sundown, it turns into a stylish lounge that offers a full complement of cocktails and drinks served with the usual Solaire panache. 

Check out Oasis Garden Cafe at the Atrium of Sky Tower in Solaire Resort and Casino. Visit http://www.solaireresort.com/ and like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SolaireResort.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

4:42 PM

Bloggers Get Together In The Christmas Party Of Filipino Bloggers Network

The Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active bloggers group in the country, successfully held its annual Christmas party at the Aluform facilities at Jade Garden, San Juan City last December 13.

The event which was filled with fun games, great food and more importantly, sharing of stories of the fellow online writers.   FBN currently has almost 1400 blogger members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Pinoy bloggers to interact with other members from different part of the Philippines. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac. 





This year’s celebration was supported by the following generous sponsors:

Aluform PreFab Construction and Consultancy - Makers of office buildings and technoparks. The company also supplies the materials for the homes but would-be owners can engage their own contractors if preferred. They can also avail of Aluform’s services for the house construction. For more information and dealership inquiries, call (0917) 828-8189 and (0917) 891-1088. Or email modular.creation@gmail.com
AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc. (AMPR) - One of the country’s leading public relations agencies. AMPR is a full service public relations and marketing services company that caters to various industries and companies of diverse sizes. AMPR is also engaged in related services such as event planning and management, news and events monitoring from media and non-media sources, conceptualization and development of creative materials and brand marketing review for clients in need of end-to-end development of communication plans. For more about AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc.’s expertise and services, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AMPRInc or contact them through (02) 706-1971 and ampr.consultancy@gmail.com.
Get Med app – Published by UNA IT Mobile Solutions Philippines Inc. GetMed is your first stop for leading a healthy lifestyle. Get the latest health tips, news stories, diets, health horoscopes and more via this FREE app. Stories and articles come from reputable sources around the world to ensure you are getting the best advice in leading a healthier life. GetMed also allows you to enhance your experience when you need to search for a Doctor, Visit your Doctor or look for your local hospital. With more doctors registering daily, you will be able to book your appointment with registered doctors with the simply click of a button. The app is available in Google Play and App Store.
Dominguez Marketing Communications, Inc. - One of the Philippines leading and most respected public relations and marketing organizations. Established in July 1995 and fully incorporated in January 1997, the company has become more than a Public Relations Company as it prefer to call themselves an Integrated Marketing Communications Company. Contact them through tel. no. (02) 897708, email pr@dominguezmarketing.net or visit their website www.dominguezmarketing.net.
Comm&Sense - One of the first marketing communications agency in the country to offer inbound marketing solutions. At the core of Comm&Sense’s strategy is Content Marketing. Content Marketing fullfils the goal of finding your customers, without annoying them. This is accomplished by strategically and consistently feeding them with content that they want.  More info at www.commsenseinc.com. You can contact them via email makemerelevant@commsenseinc.com or tel. no. (02) 893-5274.
True Blends the Strip - Hailed as one of the most popular cafes in Ortigas by Zomato Food Guide and published by Yahoo! Philippines.  True Blends’ hearty and healthy drinks makes use of the finest quality tea leaves and coffee beans. True Blends also offers All-day Breakfast Meals, Combo Meals, Tidbits such as Mojos and Chicken Chops, Sandwiches and Sausages at a student friendly price.  True Blends is located along Ortigas Avenue just between Mercury Drug Store and 7-11 at Medical City Pasig.  You can also call for delivery at (02) 697-7977.  And, they also offer flexible and affordable milk tea booth packages for event.
Sugarleaf - Foods that Nourish and Healthy Choices. The company advocates healthy living through organic foods and natural health.  Their mantra s “Let Food be your medicine!” For more info, contact Mr. Angelo Narciso Songso via email angelo@sugraleafph.com, tel. no. (02) 385-0387 or visit their website www.sugarleafph.com
Unilab - The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines.  The company has a market share of some 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades.  Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription and consumer healthcare brands in the country. To know more about the company, visit www.unilab.com.ph.
Lightwater - Water is the purest and most natural beverage in the world. The brand’s goal was to create a beverage which is both pure and also functional to meet everyone’s    needs. So they added more function to water to make it better. they added vital electrolytes which will hydrate and keep body systems running smoothly. For more info about lightwater, please contact: Suncoast Brands International Corporation via info@suncoastbrands.com or visit www.drinklightwater.com and www.drinkthyvitamins.com for their Vitamin Boost brand.
GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications Inc. (GMCI) - Transformative values-based marketing campaigns designed to influence perception and change beliefs. The company is known for innovation and strategic marketing in the communications industry. Our services include strategy, branding, digital, crisis and issues management, integrated marketing and events, among others. Contact them through tel. no. (02) 856-4624, email info@geisermaclangnetwork.com or visit www.geisermaclang.com.
Lamoiyan Corporation - The first Filipino Company to succeed in penetrating the local toothpaste industy, long dominated by mutinationals. With Hapee, their own brand of toothpaste since their formal inauguration in March 1988,  the company was able to maintain a consistent quality standard that was patronized and love by the Filipinos nationwide. Lamoiyan also provides a variety of quality products for oral care, household and personal care at an affordable cost. Some of our brands includes Hapee, Kutitap and Gumtect toothpastes. Dazz dishwashing paste/liquid, and Licealiz for lice infestations. To know more about them, visit www.lamoiyan.com.
Breville - An iconic Australian and global brand. Design and innovation have underpinned this success. From the Snack'n'Sandwich maker in 1974, to the wide feed tube Juice Fountain™ in 1999, and the Professional 800 Collection of today, Breville has provided inspiration to generations of customers.
Though Breville's roots are in Australia, Breville-designed products are now sold in more than 30 countries around the world, including the United States. Like a true Australian however, Breville has remained grounded, despite its global success. Breville is proof that some companies still listen to customers. Visit www.breville.com.ph to know more about their products.
Mondelez International  - One big company. The company believes that above all, in one thing – something that’s unique to their organization – and that’s the power of Big and small. They have the scale and resources of a global powerhouse. But also the speed, creativity and agility of a fresh new start-up. Oreo and Tang are just two of their popular products. Visit http://ph.mondelezinternational.com to know more about them.
Sweet Treats by Aci Girl – Yummy goodies for all occasions. Looking gift ideas this holiday season? How about delicious baked products from blogger baker? Contact Aci Girl though SMS/Viber (09287741731), Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/SWEET-TREATS-by-ACI_GIRL or Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/sweetaci.

With the overflowing support that FBN receives this year from different partner brands and members of the group this year, bigger and better opportunities and events are coming soon in the horizon.

Friday, December 19, 2014

8:33 PM

Aluform Prefabricated Homes Is So Stylish!

Press Releases

What comes to mind when you hear the word “pre-fab home”?
Bet you thought of soldiers’ barracks, temporary shelters or low-cost houses that the government put up for mass housing in the 60s and 70s.
But prefabricated homes have come a long way. Whether its purpose is to be a family home, a vacation getaway, or a home that one can use for business, one can now find a trendy modular home to cherish and be proud of because it looks good and performs superbly as a dwelling unit too.

Pre-fab homes today are practically custom-built, beautifully designed, sturdy, long-lasting, energy-efficient, and ready to meet the challenges posed by the elements. Although built in quick time, no compromise has been made on its quality or integrity. New homes that use this fast and flexible building technique have also been hailed for using sustainable, recycled, low-energy materials and fixtures that result in functional, space-efficient, eco-friendly design.
Aluform PreFab Construction and Consultancy, makers of office buildings and technoparks, has brought stylish modular housing to the Philippines to meet the needs of young families, investment-seekers and upwardly mobile professionals on the lookout for homes that are ready for occupancy within a shorter waiting time. The modular dwellings are convenient to construct, flexible in terms of space usage and cost much less than a conventionally built home.
Classy looking and stylish, Aluform Pre-Fabricated Homes come in two designs: Country and Zen. Both are airy, with their respective charm and appeal, are spacious and energy efficient, and make good use of available light and ventilation to lower energy bills by as much as 20%. The energy savings of up to 20% is due to good insulating roof and wall materials, plus sufficient air ventilation that keeps the stylish home in a comfortable 28 degrees Celsius zone at high noon!

The façade is made of wood-like planks of finished materials, while the actual panels are reinforced with pre-cast concrete filled with insulation materials for total thermal, moisture and acoustic protection. These give the homes their energy-saving properties.
Designed for both luxury and function, strategically placed windows and doors allow natural light to enter the home. The windows use a certified double-glazed system that insulates the house from external noise and other kinds of pollution. Louver features below the roof keep the ceiling well ventilated at all times.
The houses have a floor area of 135 square meters and have a multi-purpose Lanai, which is one of the best features of Aluform Pre-Fabricated Homes. The generous space opens up the home investment to many possibilities. The lanai area can be used to make a bigger dining room, if desired, an entertainment area, a bigger garage. Or even to open up a business space like a home office, a mini grocery, barber shop, parlor, snack shop, kitchenette, or other enterprise that can make the home earn additional income for its owners. 
Built to withstand the elements, Aluform Pre-Fabricated Homes are easier to put up than conventional on-site constructions. One can have a home built in 60 days or less that is immediately livable because furnishings are already in place within that period. Highly versatile, they are also good for export and are transferrable to other locations in the future, if desired.
Aluform Pre-Fab Homes are highly desirable during these times when more and more families and individuals lead an active lifestyle and are discovering their entrepreneurial spirit. They can be lived in as simple residences, but can also make good home offices or the site of income generating ventures. Enterprising owners can make them places where they can “live and earn”. There are infinite possibilities,” says Ritchie Catalan, Marketing Officer of Aluform Industries, Inc.
Aluform Industries, Inc. supplies the materials for the homes but would-be owners can engage their own contractors if preferred. They can also avail of Aluform’s services for the house construction.
For more information and dealership inquiries, call (0917) 828-8189 and (0917) 891-1088. Or email modular.creation@gmail.com.

Monday, December 8, 2014

8:40 PM

Get Extraordinary Paluto Experience At Bierra Seafoods Paluto Restaurant

From the moment you walk through their door, you can expect a warm welcome, lively atmosphere and a burst of exquisite flavors. Take a look and you’ll find a host of authentic features, the freshest ingredients and mouth-watering delicacies that capture the very essence of all things Filipino in Tex Mex Style. Put all of these together and you've got a vibrant and laid-back fiesta feeling that Bierra has become famous for. So sit back, relax and enjoy as Bierra takes ordinary dining into an extraordinary experience.

Bierra’s extraordinary experience will take you to a good food experience that no other Paluto Restaurant can do. Bierra’s must try dishes are the following: Buttered Shrimp with Garlic is sumptuous and very buttery with a hint of garlic. Sinigang sa Misong Tanigue will surely make your day, the soup is not too sour and the fish is very delectable. And last but not the least for their must try food is Sizzling Gambas has a lot of flavor and spiciness that you will ask for it every time you go to Bierra.





The Bierra’s menu boasts a wide variety of delicacies of seafood, chicken and meat. To excite your appetite, here is a glimpse of what’s in store at Bierra:

Seafood:

Calamares, Buttered Shrimp with Garlic, Baked Tahong with Cheese, Sizzling Tanigue Steak, Prawn in Chili Sauce, Sinigang sa Miso, Halaan Soup and Ginataang Kuhol.

Chicken:

Sizzling Chicken, Tinolang Manok, Buttered Chicken and Fried Chicken

Meat (Beef / Pork):

Sinigang na Baboy, Pork Adobo and Ihaw Marinated BBQ.

Veggies:

Adobong KangKong, Chopsuey, Ensaladang Lato and Ensaladang Mangga.





Bierra’s décor is engaging and have earth hues, it has Mexican feel and ambiance, but truly Filipino in taste. They have a nice wooden glass door, 4 wall light fixtures. The dining room can seat 100 plus people and they accommodate Baptism, Company Christmas Party, Debut and other occasions. 



They also have Live bands, Acoustic Nights, Stand Up Comedian, Videoke Nights and Rock Bands.

It’s all here waiting for you at Bierra Paluto Restaurant!

Bierra Paluto Restaurant is located at Unit 105 Seaside sa Ortigas, Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Street parking and public lots are readily available. Visit the restaurant on their Facebook Page, facebook.com/BierraPalutoRestaurant. For reservations, please call (650)367.7974.
5:36 AM

Karylle Scores Gold Record Award For Her Latest Album ‘K’

Singer-actress-TV host Karylle received a Gold Record Award for her latest album “K” yesterday, December 4, during the live episode of “It’s Showtime.” PolyEast Records’ Managing Director Jesmon Chua presented the award.

The album includes the hit singles “Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako,” “Kiss You,” “Kapiling Kita,” among others.

“K” celebrates a number of firsts for Karylle – joining a contest and collaborating with a cousin-rapper.

“I’ve never ever joined a contest before, but it was worth it because I got to sing a beautiful song – Lara Maigue’s ‘Sa ‘yo Na Lang Ako,’ which everyone loves,” expresses K. “I am also thrilled big time that I got to collaborate with one of my favorite rappers – my cousin Dash Calzado.”

The singer-actress also thanks Kiko Salazar for turning an unfinished “Kiss You” to complete song, and for contributing “Kapiling Kita.”

Karylle adds, “This album is extra special because of a million reasons. It was a reunion with my first two producers Ito Rapadas, who produced ‘Sa’Yo Nalang Ako’ and DJ MOD, who remixed ‘Bad Boys.’”

Karylle also expressed gratitude towards friend and co-host Jhong Hilario for choreographing “Kiss You,” which was performed by her “It’s Showtime” family, including its hosts, staff, Dumbo, XB GenSan and Showtime dancers, for the music video.



The album also fulfilled Karylle’s dream of recording something for the kids as “K” includes her version of “My Own Little Corner,” a song from the musical “Cinderella,” which Karylle topbilled last year for Resorts World Manila.

“I’ve never sold so many CDs in my life!” gushes Karylle. “I am so thankful for all the love and support. Many thanks to everyone who watched our shows with my band Reasons once or twice or even more times!”

Asked what her fans can expect in the future, she shared that she is currently working on a number of new songs with Alvin Cornista, whom Karylle met years ago when she celebrated her birthday with Nyko Maca + Playground. Karylle and Alvin collaborated on previous singles like “OMG,” “Running,” and “Bad Boys.”