Friday, August 29, 2014

5:07 AM

My Choice In The TOP 10 EMERGING INFLUENTIAL BLOGS 2014

I'm so rare to post in this blog. However, I feel that I need to because I want to support some people who have joined the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2014 Writing Projects whom I followed and read sometimes.

 Below are my chosen list; 

Delightfully Desserts, http://www.delightfullydesserts.com - When Mommy put this blog,  I was so excited because I will try to taste everything she will made from the scratch.
 
The Dailypedia.com, http://www.thedailypedia.com - well, an online magazine that has a purpose of connecting you to the world.

Nutri Facts In The Pack, http://whatsinthepack.blogspot.com - I like this blog because it suggests the nutritional facts and figures of the consumable products around you. 

ASTIG.PH, http://astig.ph - It gives quality article supplemented by pleasing visuals presented in a mobile-friendly user experience. 

The Slambook Project, http://www.theslambookproject.com - It has a cool blogging approach using comics and graphics. It has a nice concept and ideas. 

Dok Tour, http://doktour.blogspot.com/ - this is so rare to see someone in the medical profession who finds blogging for fun. Dok, is blogging your stress reliever? 

Dateline Movies, http://www.datelinemovies.com/ - a 14-year-old who shares his own thoughts in form of blogging. 

Lookout, http://www.lookout.ph/- this one is cool because sharing interest in news is not easy thing to do. People nowadays have always something to say even you did right or wrong. 

NicheHacks, http://nichehacks.com/ - It was a good idea that there is someone who shares the  shortcuts and steps on how to accomplish goals.

Adventurous Outdoors, http://www.jefrox.com/ - this blog focuses about on mountain climbing and outdoor gears. Very adventurous.

The blogs above are  those blogs that I have visited and find interesting. 

You too can join this writing project. To know more about it, join the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2014 Writing Projectand promote it in your social networks using the hashtag#emergingblogs2014

This writing project will not be possible without the support of sponsors such as Digital Influencers Marketing SummitCertified Blog and Social Media Entrepreneur ProgramPhilippine Internet History #phnet20 ProjectDigital Creators Boot Camp,  and Infinity Hub Web Development Services.
12:27 AM

The Beauty of Las Pinas City Photo Contest

Leed Inc., the developer of Paseo Verde Condominium in Las Pinas City, in coordination with the Liga ng Barangay of Las Pinas City held recently a photo contest entitled as “The Beauty of Las Pinas City."

It was attended by Dr. Ferdinand Eusebio , Head of City Health, Las Pinas City Reginaldo dela Cruz, Project Director, Paseo Verde and Las Pinas City Barangay Secretary, Leonilo Castro. Friends and other Baranggay staff and officials are also there to witness the event.

Paseo Verde Condominium as well as the Liga ng Barangay of Las Pinas City office pasilitates the said contest to encourage all the people in Las Pinas to maintain the beauty of city.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

11:37 PM

2nd Philippine National Barista Championship: Registration Online Is Now Open

To compete in the 2nd Philippine National Barista Championship, entrants must complete the online registration through the official competition website www.philippinenationalbaristachampionship.com. The first thirty (30) online registrants will get a slot at the preliminary rounds. The top six (6) scorers from the preliminary rounds will move to the finals and will vie for the most coveted Barista title of 2nd Philippine National Barista Champion. 

During the competition, each competitor must prepare four espressos, four cappuccinos, and four original non-alcoholic espresso-based signature beverages of their own creation and serve them to a panel of four PNBC Certified Sensory Judges, all within a 15-minute timeframe. Two PNBC Certified Technical Judges will score competitors on procedures, consistency, cleanliness and other technical details. One WBC Certified Judge will oversee the judging panel and ensure that each competitor has been fairly scored by the judges. 

Resorts World Manila is the Exclusive Platinum Sponsor to the 2nd Philippine National Barista Championship. As of press time, other sponsors include Treston International College and Fly Ace Corporation (Gold Sponsors), Clear Water Systems Phils., Inc. and Philippine Barista & Coffee Academy (Silver Sponsors), and Kickstart Coffee and El Kapitan Food Enterprises (Bronze Sponsors). 

The grand winner of the 2014 competition will represent the Philippines to the 2015 World Barista Championship, April 9 to 12, 2015 at the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Expo in Seattle, USA. 

About Philippine National Barista ChampionshipPhilippine National Barista Championship (PNBC) is the country’s premiere barista competition
sanctioned by World Coffee Events (WCE), organizers of World Barista Championship. The competition is also supported and sanctioned by the Association of Filipino Baristas Inc., licensed national body of WCE to the Philippines. PNBC encourages and recognizes professional achievement in the art and skill of espresso beverage preparation and service. The winner of 2014 PNBC receives the country’s highest national honour for a Barista, and gets to officially represent the Philippines to the 2015 World Barista Championship in Seattle, USA. Visit www.philippinenationalbaristachampionship.com for more details. 

About Allegro Beverage Corporation

Allegro Beverage Corporation (ABC) is the country’s leader in providing complete beverage 
solutions and the exclusive distributor of the finest espresso equipment, brewers, coffee beans, gourmet syrups and sauces, and teas all used to produce sublime beverages with simple to complex 
flavours that cater to the most discriminating of tastes among beverage aficionados. Being at the forefront of providing comprehensive business solutions, ABC provides “Wow” service geared towards ensuring efficiency and peace of mind through a wide coverage with a growing network of service centers and dealers in strategic locations all over the country. For more information, visit www.allegrobeverage.com.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

4:01 AM

The Shrimp Shack Degustation

One of my favorite seafood is shrimp... no wonder when a friend ask me to join a review for The Shrimp Shack I said yes instantly. No need to think but to go and try it. The Shimp Shack is an Hawaiian themed restaurant where they served different recipes of shrimp. From starters to their specialties.

There was this called Shrimp Popcorn who is literally a combination of breaded shrimp and popcorn. Then the Tomato - Cheese Fondue and the Hawaiian Chicken Salad with Water Chestnuts. I love the Tomato - Cheese Fondue. I can't stop munching on it that time.




Then they served us the Pasta and Sandwiches. We have a mini version of every serving so that we can try everything. We have Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti, Shrimp Po-boy Sandwich and U.S. Angus Cheese Burger. I would admit that I am a pasta lover and so their Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti is a thumbs up for me. I think they cooked it in olive oil with a lots of garlic in it and top with Shrimp. By the way, you still have to peel the shrimp. Which jive to their tag line "Suck. Peel. Eat." 



Their specialty are the Garlic Shrimp Scampi, Anugst Pot Riast Beef Belly, U.S. Angus Burger Steak or simply what they called "Loko Moko" in Hawaii, Soy Glazed Chicken BBQ and the Macaroni Salad. Their presentation for these foods are really cool.

Lastly, the desserts was served and who will not resist to crave for these magical sweet temptation. The Apple Crisp ala Mode and the Butter Mud Pie both ice-cream desserts and they both delectable but of course one of them captured my taste buds that I love most is definitely the Apple Crisp ala Mode. I get gaga to it and when I came back to The Shrimp Shack, I will definitely order it together with their pasta which is no wonder why so delicious because they are the sister company of the Old Spaghetti House.



You can visit The Shrimp Shack at the G/F MarketMarket!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Friday, August 22, 2014

5:00 AM

Teddy’s Bigger Burger: The Anatomy Of Hawaii’s Best Burger

 The Hawaii’s top burger is all set to its Philippine debut on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Greenbelt 3, Makati City. The co-founder of Teddy’s USA, Ted Tsakiris gives some clues of Teddy’s Burger secret success. He says, Teddy’s is built from the burger, borne out of a passion for burgers.

It was started in the backyard cookouts of Hawaii-based founders Ted Tsakiris and Rich Stula who are both burger lovers until they decided to open a burger restaurant to share it with other burger lover. Teddy’s Bigger Burgers Philippines Executive Chef Kirsten Habawel, who headed the Teddy’s PH team sent to train in Hawaii.

Since its inception in 1998, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers has opened in 11 locations in Hawaii, and recently on US mainland in Washington and Iowa, with stores soon to open in California and Texas. The Philippines marks Teddy’s 2nd international location, following to Japan.


The secret of great burgers is the patty and Teddy’s stands by its pure meat patties. Their burgers are bigger than the average burger. They use the formula of 80% lean meat and 20% fat with no preservatives.


Burger sizes also set Teddy’s apart, with “Big,” “Bigger,” and “Biggest” patties. They start at 5 oz (Big) – that’s already a 1/3 pounder – and go on to 7 oz (Bigger) and 9 oz (Biggest) for our Original single patties, and our Monster Doubles (double patty sandwiches) go up to 10 oz, 14 oz, and 18 oz and its top with their original special sauce. The sauce is color yellow but it doesn’t have any mustard in it is an aioli that goes perfectly with the burgers and they use potato bun.


To celebrate its Philippine debut, Teddy’s will treat its first 100 customers with free Teddy’s Original Burger (5 oz.) on its August 23 opening day, with the first five in line to receive one year supply of burgers and other prizes for early birds. Line starts at 7 am in front of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers Store on August 23.

From now until September 3, 2014, mall patrons at the Greenbelt Mall also have the chance to win a free burger from Teddy’s by taking a burger selfie with either the Teddy’s Bigger Burgers store board up or Teddy’s Bigger Burger standees around the mall. Participants must upload their photos on Facebook or Instagram account with the hashtag #teddysburgersph. The first 100 entries will win a free 5oz Teddy’s Original Burger.  Check out the complete promo mechanics, and more information about Teddy’s Bigger Burgers PH, visit the official Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/TeddysBurgersPH).

Thursday, August 21, 2014

10:44 PM

A BGC Food Tour For Passionate Stomachs

Trying different variety of foods in a day will definitely challenge a food enthusiast and a blogger like me. I was invited to join in a different kind of tour which is the BGC EATS headed by Chef JJ Yulo. Okay, what is BGC EATS all about? It is actually an adventure of learning and eating experience by riding the BGC Bus and walking tour around the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. There will be a four (4) restaurant to visit and tried their foods and there will be four tour dates and not one of them is the same and of course with four different experts who joined the tour.

I was able to join the last tour which is called the Healthy Eats with Denise Celdran, I was a little hesitant because I know that she is the Edgy Veggie Café owner and she likes eating veggie more but she says “Carnivores need not to be afraid.”


Well as they said, eating is the best thing that you can do on earth. Savor the fantastic tastes of different healthy foods is definitely awesome. Did I say healthy foods?

Actually, you will never go wrong as always in eating good food. When I say good food, it’s the healthy one that you can order in a restaurant and dinning-in with family and friends. Why not? Because eating well doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a meal. As a matter of fact, and one thing I learned from Denise Celdran is how to eat healthy in a restaurant when you dine-in. She said, it’s just a matter of your food choices. Make your plate colorful, it can help you to eat healthy.


Our first stop is the SALO. SALO is located at the Fort Food Strip, BGC. We tried their tokwa’t baboy, adobong kangkong, kamote chips, and their rice bowl meals. The tuyo flakes and the kamote chips that they served are really good.


Second stop is the Yummy Soy, where you can have great desserts and drinks made of soya, I tried their chilled beancurd in dark chocolate flavor. It melts in the mouth and you will not taste the soya at all.


Next is the SUZHOU, they offer Eastern Chinese Cuisine. They served us the pancake with spring onions, special xiao long bao, kuchay and pork dumplings, sour and spicy soup, stir-fried noodles, and fortune cookies.

We are suppose to be on the last stop but fortunately it’s not because after PHAT PHO, a Vietnamese kitchen where we tried the rice paper roll-goi cuion, chicken satay and their very refreshing kalamansi juice, we go to what they called a secret place in BGC which called CRISP on 28th


CRISP on 28th is the best of the entire restaurant that we have been to, not just because of one of the owners who is Erwan Heusaff but simply because they served a totally feast. I droll over the brownies, cookies and donuts they put on our table while their plated Filipino breakfast foods is really amazing.
I have a fantastic experience with BGC EATS food tour and if ever I will be invited again to this kind of food tour, I will definitely say YES because experiencing this kind of tour for you will not only discover good place to eat but also good friends to meet.


For more details about the BGC EATS, please contact Martha Asuncion at martha.asuncion@artsatbgc.org or call 8183601 loc. 3207 and Like their Facebook page at BonifacioGlobalCityPH.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

12:00 AM

Hannah Nolasco in Her Debut Album the Rising Star

Last Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the hard Rock Café in Makati City, Hannah Nolasco launches her debut album with carrier single, Peksman. The album titled, Hannah Nolasco – The Rising Star is a collection of twelve (12) Original Pilipino Music and where all written by Christopher Ramos Jr.  and was being inspired by Hannah’s happy coming of age experiences.

The album features songs of the experiences of a typical teenager such as having a first crush, first love, hope and thanksgiving. Her singing style is reminiscent of the young Sharon Cuneta. 


Her musical influences aside from her papa are Sharon Cuneta, Sarah Geronimo, Leah Salongga, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift among others.



Below are the lists of her songs in the album;

Peksman
Inlab
Dito Lang Ako
Torpe
Save our Future
Thank you Lord
Tinamaan Ako
Ouch Naman
Paano Naman Ako
I-like Mo Naman Ako
Havey at Waley
If I


More about Hannah


Hannah is the loving daughter of Col Ricardo L. Nolasco Jr. PAF (Ret). She is a senior student of San Beda in Alabang. She wanted to become an inspiration for the youth to pray and chase their dreams. At the age of sixteen, she is very excited to try a lot of things.

Get to know more about Hannah Nolasco and Like her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hannah-Nolasco-The-Rising-Star/329215040577429?ref=ts&fref=ts

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

5:57 PM

The Cadbury Sweet Endings: How To Eat Chocolate The Right Way

Eating chocolates will never be the same if you will follow the Cadbury way. Cadbury Dairy Milk known for its smooth and creamy chocolate that gives you sweet endings will help you how to savor the good things in life while eating chocolates the right way.

Here's how to do it;

RIP the exquisite royal purple and gold packaging. Smell the aroma. 

BITE into it. Listen for that satisfying snap. 

MMM-Melt, savoring the creamy taste of the chocolat eover your mouth. Let it roll over your tongue.

ENJOY by repeating the ritual: Bite and MMM-Melt, Bite and MMM-Melt. 
Cadbury Dairy Milk knows all about sweet endings. The smooth and creamy taste is a perfect sweet ending to any meal, nightcap or gimik with friends. 

In fact, enjoying a Cadbury Dairy Milk bar is not something you rush into. You take your time for it and do the ritual that makes the experience much more enjoyable.

When you do this, each chocolate moment becomes yours and yours alone – your #CadburySweetEndings.

During the #CadburySweetEndings event at Mercato Centrale at The Fort last August 15, 2014. Cadbury Dairy Milk gave diners a surprised while having their dinner at the venue. Singer Barbie Almalbis suddenly took the stage and perfom, followed by th rock band Pupil with lead vocalist Ely Buendia that makes the night even more sweeter. Everyone there is definitely created their #CadburySweetEndings. 



The #CadburySweetEndings never stops there because Cadbury Dairy Milk also gives you and your friends a chance to enjoy many more. They tie-ups with McDonald’s, Bon Chon Chicken and KFC so that you not only get to enjoy a delicious meal. It’s also capped off with smooth and creamy Cadbury Dairy Milk. Perhaps a Dairy Queen Blizzard with Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut will also strike your fancy? 

For details on this and other offerings, visit the Cadbury Dairy Milk Philippines Facebook Page (CadburyPh) and Instagram (@cadburyPHL).  Enjoy eating smooth and creamy chocolate and sweet endings with Cadbury Dairy Milk!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

7:43 PM

Kamuning Bakery: Bringing Back The History Of Its Breads


 Kamuning Bakery was one of the Oldest authentic pugon or wood-fire oven bakery and the very first bakery to open in Quezon City. It was established in 1939 by Atty. Leticia “Letty” Bonifacio Javier, with her husband Lt. Marcelo Javier and kept a live their son and daughter Ted Javier and Beth Javier Africa before it was sold and currently operated by the new own, Mr. Wilson Lee Flores who restored everything from its original

It was said that the bakery is not just the old bread store where you can buy and eat the traditional breads, cakes and old style Filipino biscuits. Indeed, it has full of story and history that remains secret in every wall of the store.



It was said that it was president Quezon who are close to the Alejandro Roces Sr. suggested to the Bonifacio family of Los Banos Bakery to open a bakery in the Quezon City. 



The signature bread of Kamuning Bakery was the Pan de Suelo, its crust is crunchier while soft inside makes it different from other breads.




I also try their Pan de Rizal, the bread where Dr. Jose Rizal used to eat when he was in Dapitan and other breads like cinnamon bread, pan de sal, pan de spania. Mr. Flores said that their best seller for kids are the chocomad and the snow white.

Kamuning Bakery is located in 43 Judge Jimenez corner K-1st Street with telephone number 929-2216. Like them in their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kamuningbakery1939. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

7:20 PM

Get Closer To Your Loved Ones Through LINE Premium Call

A new LINE Premium Call has launched last August 6, 2014. Promoting exclusively for Philippine users during the Line “LINE More,
Be Closer!” event held in Makati Shangri-La.

LINE formally introduced LINE Premium Call, a globally renowned call service, along with loads of other surprises exclusive to its Filipino Stronger Connections through an exclusive promotion for Filipino users. 

Since its launch in the Philippines, the global messaging and call app continued to roll out exciting new features that brought its Filipino users closer together. 

LINE sees this as one of million reasons to celebrate its evolution from a budding messaging application to a full-fledged mobile ecosystem with pools of rip-roaring features. 


LINE Philippines has also launched partnerships with some of the country’s biggest names from various industries—including Jollibee, Bench, and Family Mart. 


Building stronger connections with affordable price LINE Premium Call allows users to make low-cost calls domestically and internationally to both landlines and mobile devices from inside the LINE app. With over 490 million users worldwide, the globally renowned app helps users in the Philippines reconnect with their families and friends through enhanced call quality and better network conditions.

LINE will be giving away coupons with 300 LINE Premium Call credits to diners of 23 Munchpunch affiliated restaurants in 100 branches from August 14th out to online shoppers of Lazada website from August 14th to September 13th. These call credit coupons will also be given to 23rd.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

6:59 PM

Teddy's Bigger Burger Is Coming In the Philippines

Say Aloha to Teddy's Bigger Burger! Yes, the Hawaii's number one burger chain will make their way in our country.

Opening its first store at Level 3, Greenbelt 3, Makati City on August 23.

Their signature fare of its 100% corned ground chuck made-to-order burgers served with a sweet and tangy special sauce and complement with their suer thick milk shakes is perfect!

It was established in 1998 by Ted Tsakiris and Rich Stula. To date, Teddy’s has 11 locations in Hawaii and recently opened in mainland locations in Washington and Iowa, with stores soon to open in California and Texas. The Philippines is Teddy’s 2nd international location after Japan.

To celebrate its Philippine debut, Teddy’s will treat its first 100 customers with free Original Teddy’s Burger (5 oz.) on its August 23 opening day.

Early birds will also be rewarded as the first five in line will receive one year supply of burgers (one burger a week, for 52 weeks). The 6th (one burger a week, for 26 weeks); and 11th of free burgers (one burger a week for 13 weeks). From the remaining 80 in line, five lucky winners will also win a weekly supply of burgers of one month (one burger a week for 5 weeks), to be drawn via raffle. Line starts at 7am in front of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers Store on August 23.



From that day until September 3, 2014, Mall patrons at the Greenbelt Mall also have the chance to win a free burger from Teddy’s by taking a burger selfie with either the Teddy’s Bigger Burgers store board up or Teddy’s Bigger Burger standees around the mall. Participants must upload their photos on Facebook or Instagram account with the hashtag #teddysburgersph. The first 100 entries will win a free 5oz Original Teddy’s Burger. 

For complete promo mechanics, and more information about Teddy’s Bigger Burgers PH, visit their official Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/TeddysBurgersPH).