Monday, August 31, 2015

11:21 AM

Three-Peats Mark NBA 3X Philippines 2015

Manila, Philippines, 30 August 2015 – Personal and team Grand Slams marked the fifth consecutive NBA 3X Philippines 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall as EGS Team  won the championship three years-in-a-row in the Men’s Open Division and Team Alcaraz again dominated the Celebrity Division for the third consecutive year.

EGS – with Ian Garrido, Rocky Acidre, Rutger Acidre and Mark Anthony Doligan -- beat Double Play, 21 to 15, via strong defensive play and awesome rebounding, while Team Alcaraz, made up of TV personality Marco Alcaraz, Rambo Nuñez, Derick Hubalde and Jose Sarasola, defeated the Derek Ramsay-led Team Ramsay with smart play and a flurry of outside shots.


In the individual category, JC Baltazar of the Ateneo de Manila was three-time KFC Bucket 3-Point Shootout King and David Carlos again reigned as NBA 3X Philippines Tattoo Slam Dunk champion for the third time.

More teams established credentials in other categories. Animo Greenhills beat Ball is Life in the Boys Under 18 division, earning back-to-back NBA 3X crowns even as they moved up two age divisions to keep team members intact. Jr. WNBA All-Star 2015 alumni Panki David, Mika Pentecostes and Kyla Flores won the Girls Under 16 title with classmate Sam Solosa, beating the Lady Conquerors in a fast-paced game.

Team adidas, made up of varsity players of the College of St. Benilde – Kat Merilo, Tiffany Ngo, JP Gula and Nel Sinsioco – defeated the Wildcats in the Women’s Open in a tough and physical game. The Open Champions—Men and Women – were rewarded with the chance to take part in the Adidas Grab for Charity where they could grab all the Aadidas merchandise they wanted at the SM Mall of Asia adidas store within a 30 second period. The NBA donated the equivalent amount of the winnings in the adidas store – PhP 150,000 -- to World Vision. This is the second consecutive year that the NBA is donating an equivalent amount to charity.

In the Boys Under 13, Kabaka defeated Ink for Less 13-11 while the Bagoong Republic beat the Teammates, 13-9 in the Boys Under 16 division.
David Carlos, two-time Slam Dunk champion, defeated Jr. NBA All-Star and varsity Slam Dunk king, Ricci Rivero, getting 10’s from judges Danny Green, Kenneth Faried, Patrisha of the Warriors Dance Team, Carlo Singson, NBA Asia Country Manager, Philippines and Jinno Rufino of Basketball TV.

A team of young players had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of playing 3-on-3 with Kenneth Faried, Danny Green and Lester Doone of the NBA at center court. The young team held their own against the power team of NBA personalities.


The three-day NBA event was experienced by a huge mall crowd that gathered from Friday to Sunday at the Music Hall, as the Golden State Warriors Dance Team thrilled them with high-energy half-time numbers and Franklin the Dog made them laugh with his funny antics. Faried and Green also interacted with the crowd and Green conducted an NBA Cares activity with the children of World Vision.

The official partners of NBA 3X Philippines 2015 were adidas, Globe and Tattoo powered by Globe, KFC and Phoenix Petroleum with SM Mall of Asia, Spalding and Mang Tomas. Official NBA broadcasters were ABS-CBN Sports and Action, BTV and NBA Premium TV.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

6:28 PM

The Taste Of Capitol Is Now In Tomas Morato

Food trip if that is what you call it when you love to eat more and more delectable dishes. I was very lucky to try this newly opened restaurant in Tomas Morato. Though I heard that they initially opened it in Kapitolyo in Pasig. 

The restaurant in Kapitolyo was needed to be close for some reasons as per Sir Mark, one of the owner. Anyway, I am here to tell you some of my foodscapade while I am in The Taste of Capitol.

We have Chicago Meatballs with white creamy sauce for appetizer. There is something in it that I can't explain and I am telling you it's delicious. Then the Texas Nachos has arrived in our table and I am pretty sure that its one of the best in their all-time favorites. However, the meat of the nachos was little salty.




It was followed by Pinoy BBQ Soft Taco which is I haven't tried, :( where I am why I did not try it!



Moving on, the sizzling hot plate was next... we have sausage and it taste like so-so for me. One thing I don't like is that it was so peppery. Spicy... yes and I heard that you can request if you don't like it spicy. Next is the Barbeque Ribs, this one is so love because of the tenderness of its meat and the kinda sweet sauce. Hmmm... yummy!




We also tried the New York Hotdog which also spicy maybe because it is also the same sausage that they use with the sizzling sausage who happens to be spicy. Kids will not love it but sounds interesting for them to try.



Then, the pork chops with mashed potato was ready. The gravy is fine, but I think A1 sauce is perfect for the pork chop and the gravy for the mashed potato.

They also serve us pasta such as Carbonara and Olive Oil Garlic both taste really good for me. Anyway, I am a Pasta lover.




Of course, my most awaited part is the dessert time! we have Ice Cream Sundae and also top of all is a glass of iced tea for me while the rest of my friends have Milkshakes and juices while the others are trying out the alcoholic beverages like Adios Mother Fucker, Frozen P.Apple Daiquiri, and Sex in the Jungle. I had to try and make a sip in their flavored beer in four flavors namely Rose, Litchi, Cassis and Citron Vert.







If you are looking for a place to hangout that has something to be interested of, I would suggest this place. It has a rich of portraits who are framed in the wall with interesting story which is most of them are puzzles. The etsy design, combination of retro and vintage was fabulous and I love the big mural of Statue of Liberty on the second floor. Table design was also great to see. The ambiance is so cool perfect for friends to stay and have good meals on their plate.



So guys, if you happen to be in Tomas Morato area, you can check out the Taste of Capitol and try their foods. It's near Zirko and Red Crab... see you there!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

4:49 PM

Urban Agriculture: Organic Market Opens at Eastwood Citywalk


Eastwood City is giving health ­conscious shoppers another reason to continue eating and living healthy as it hosts Urban Agriculture: Organic Market this August.

Launched in cooperation with the Organic Certification Center of the Philippines, Negros Island Organic Certification Services and Agriculture Magazine, Urban Agriculture: Organic Market will be open to the public every Sunday, from 6AM to 12NN beginning August 16 at the Eastwood Central Plaza.

Guests can explore a full line of line of farm ­to­ market foods that are fresh, organic and sustainable from over 30 local farmers and growers from all over the country in this unique event aimed at supporting local organic farmers and encouraging the general public to adopt a healthy way of living by patronizing organic.



“This organic market underscores our commitment to supporting our local farmers and producers by giving them the venue to showcase and bring their products closer to more consumers. It is also through this effort that we hope to educate more people on the countless health benefits of eating organically grown and produced products,” said Megaworld First Vice President and Commercial Division Head Kevin L. Tan.

Awaiting organic food lovers at the Urban Agriculture: Organic Market is a wide variety of organic products, from locally ­grown produce such as rice, vegetables, coffee and nuts to grass­fed and hormone free meats and dairy products. Also available are organic deli products, baked goods and pastries, and organically-brewed wines and beers.



Aside from organic food products, shoppers can also explore more organic products such as natural health aids, supplements, beauty care products and more. 


For more information on Urban Agriculture: Organic Market at Eastwood Central Plaza, please call the Concierge at 709­9888, 709­0888, 0917­8380111 or visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

10:38 AM

Nike Brings Lebron James Back To Inspire Filipino Youths And Mentor The Final Rise Team

Nike is bringing back two-time NBA champion and four-time MVP LeBron James to Manila to mentor the Rise players.  James will also announce members of the final Rise team on August 20 and will continue to inspire the young athletes to leave their comfort zone and get better in the game like never before.

LeBron’s #RISE Story

LeBron James broke into the scene during his formative years in high school, growing up with a drive for greatness like no other.  His relentless desire paired with numerous hours in the gym spent practicing and honing his skills, paved the way to basketball superstardom.

In 2003, he was drafted in the professional league and has since lived up to the hype with numerous accolades under his belt, including two championship rings, four MVP Awards, two Finals MVP Awards, and two All-Star MVP Awards. On a global scale, he was the centerpiece of two Olympic Gold Medal runs in 2008 and 2012. In the past year, he faced more scrutiny and criticism than any other basketball player in the league even as he powered his team through the finals against numerous trials and challenges. He showed that no matter what adversities one faces, one should go all the way and do his best and know that he can rise above it all.

LeBron’s tour in Manila will inspire the Filipino youths and aspiring basketball players to fight through obstacles to realize their true basketball potential.

Fans are welcome to personally see LeBron James and hear how he inspires all to “Rise Beyond Belief” with the LeBron James Rise Tour on August 20th at the Mall of Asia of Arena. Gates open at 6:00PM. Tickets for the evening can be obtained by registering on http://gonike.me/LebronJamesRiseTour starting 9:00AM on August 14 until 11:59PM of the same day. Fans who successfully register will need to bring their confirmation email and valid ID on the designated times and dates at Nike stores from August 15 to 18 to pick up their tickets. Fans can enjoy a custom “Rise Beyond Belief” photo booth exclusively at Nike Park Fort in Taguig and be part of a special LeBron James photo mosaic.

Catch Episodes 1 to 5 of Nike Rise airing all Sundays of August at 6PM on TV5.

For more information on #RISE and LeBron James’ visit, follow Nike Philippines on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nikebasketball) and Twitter via @NikePH.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

5:28 AM

What's Your Perfect Margarita?

Having a perfect margarita is maybe all about personal preferences. However, it should be refreshing and tasty without being overly sugary or strong. The basic rules on making your margarita is about using the best ingredients like the finest 100% blue agave tequila, the best orange liquire, the freshness of limes and the cleanest salts. 

With that the worlds's finest tequila and best orange liqueur companies have come together to give you, Your Perfect Margarita!

Casa Noble Tequila and Cointreau are the two ingredients that most mixologists and bar tenders prefer when making their signature margaritas. Casa Noble has been producing tequila since 1700 and one of the three organic tequila manufacturing worldwide.




During the launching of Your Perfect Margarita, I was able to try mixing my own margarita and named it Sexy Party that made me the winner for that contest in creating your perfect margarita. It was a surprise because I never though that I won the contest. 



They also bringing "Your Perfect Margarita" together with selected bloggers and media to top bars and lounges in Metro Manila this month of August. To have a mission to taste the best of Your Perfect Magarita!

Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/yourperfectmargarita and on instagram at @Your Perfect Margarita to get the latest information on schedule and venues. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

10:29 PM

Wattpad Presents Pristine Academy With Yana Asistio And Martin Escudero

The TV5's primetime kilig mini-series, Wattpad continues to capture the hearts of many Filipino viewers. On its 4th season, Wattpad presents one of the most well-loved Wattpad novels who has 3.8M reads and 14.5K online votes, elevating its author Kuya_Soju to celebrity status in the online community. 

It was titled Pristine Academy starring with TV5 hearthrob Martin Escudero and the Showbiz royalty Yana Asistio making her own name as she appears on her first Wattpad episode.


Wattpad presents "Pristine Academy" has a very exciting romantic-comedy story which revolves around Keifer which will played by Martin Escudero, is a known playboy who will later on finds himself in a sticky situation as one of his conquests goes after him and claims to be bearing his child. Fearing for his life because the girl who is now hunting him belongs to a gangster family. Keifer hides in an exclusive all-girls school with the help of his cousin and assumes the identity of a girl named Keira. That way he can get away from all of his troubles until he met Aeone who played by Yana Asistio, the girl who eventually becomes his true love. 


How can Keifer survive in his double life and protect his blossoming relationship with Aeone? Will Aeone be able to accept and forgive Keifer for what he has done and for who he truly is?

Watch the story of this first ever kilig team up of Yana and Martin on Wattpad presents "PRistine Academy" and fall in love all over again, starting on Monday, August 10, 9pm from Monday to Friday, exclusively on TV5.
5:14 AM

Kuryente Load Is The Newest From Meralco

Have you heard about the prepaid electricity load from Meralco? Actually, I have seen a T.V. Ad for Kuryente Load and find it more convenient. Although the first question in my mind was. How?  Let me tell you some info about it that I have discovered. 

Kuryente Load or K Load is the newest Melarco's service offering, it is the first prepaid electricity service integrated with mobile base. Over 8,000 Meralco customers have been enjoying the benefits of K Load.

It is currently available in the following areas;

- Rizal: Cainta, Taytay, Angono, Binangonan

- City of Manila

- Portions of Pasig, San Juan, Cavite, Caloocan and Bulacan



As I was saying a while ago, I find it convenient because there is no need for installation fees and much easier to budgeting. I heard that you can save up to 20% of your electric expenses. It is also very affordable because it has inexpensive denominations that have available such as 100, 200, 300, 500 and 1,000. There is no load expiry. You can load anytime, you can load at any loading outlets like Meralco Business Centers, Bayad Centers, eload retailers, Sari-sari stores, Generika, Mini Stop, and Robinsons Malls.

One of the good thing about this K Load is no bill deposits, no installation fee, and relaxed application requirements. 

If your run out of load, there is an automatic re-connection of service within 5 minutes after reloading.

Watch the video of a flash mob in a business center that explains K Load below;



Now you manage your electric expenses and control the use of your electricity. Less hassle, less worries. For more information, you may call the Kuryente Load hotline at 1622-7737 or visit the nearest Meralco Business Center.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

10:24 PM

San Miguel Pure Foods Home Foodie Premieres on August 10

Most of Filipino love to eat and good food. As a blogger I discover different kinds of food and these days, anyone can be a foodie. San Miguel Pure Foods has something that can inspire us to try different dishes with their newest show on T.V. because they believes that aside from dining out, foodies should also harness their passion for food by cooking on their own. Sometimes playing around your kitchen is a great way to fight stress.

Thus, Home Foodie show will give us cooking techniques and budget recipes and dishes that is "masarap, masustansya at kayang-kaya."

Home Foodie target to their easy to prepare and easy to cook recipe that will not only appeal to women but also for men. It also encourage men to cook and be active in the kitchen, hence, Drew Arellano is the perfect host for the show. For he was wide mass appeal, non-alienating and a true blue foodie. San Miguel Pure Foods and GMA believes that he can inspire and encourage men to enjoy food by spending time in their kitchen.

During the bloggers event, there was also some food samples that they going to feature in the show. Check out below;








For the viewers, they are expected to learn new twist, tips and techniques in food preparation with the experts from San Miguel Pure Foods Culinary Center led by Chef Llena Tan-Arcenas, Chef Rene Ruz, and Chef RJ Garcia.


Catch San Miguel Pure Foods Home Foodie beginning on August 10, Monday to Friday after Unang Hirit on GMA 7 and beginning on August 15, every Saturday and Sunday within Balitanghali on GMA News TV.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

5:08 PM

Pizza Hut In Kia Thater Is Now Open To Serve You

Pizza Hut expand its original concept of pizza restaurant into an exceptional venue to the birth of its newest store in Kia Theater. It is located in the former New Frontier theater  beside Gateway Mall Araneta Center.

Extending its concepts, you can now experience the great new entrees such as rib eye steak, baby back ribs with sides, the monster burger, beer battered fish, and pork steak barbecue. Aside from its world famous pizza crusts and toppings.

Pizza Hut Kia Theater introduce wine and beverage pairing with a selection of wines, cocktails, and mocktails. It is also design to cater more customers who wants the best with its good food, chic ambiance, warm lights and casual seats. The second floor of the restaurants can accommodate 238 person for private functions.





During the bloggers event, we tried some of their newest line of foods. On our table we where able to try the monster burger, pork steak barbecue, bread soup, mojos, and their cheesy bacon pizza and hawaiian pizza. A glass of iced tea for refreshments.





So, the next time you visit Areneta Center, try to check out the Pizza Hut in Kia Theater. It is a place where you can unwind with friends and family to have a good time.

Follow Pizza Hut on social media, @pizzahutphils and don't forget to use the hushtag #PizzaHutKiaTheater and #MakeItGreat. For updates visit facebook.com/PizzaHutPhilippines.