Thursday, February 25, 2016

7:07 PM

Goodah!!! Barbecue Liempo-Plus Now Serving

When we say barbecue the very first thing we think of is Liempo and admit it or not we Pinoys are always go crazy about it. 

Maybe because of it’s the irresistibly smokey goodness that wins us over. Every piece or stick of barbecue grilling over glowing, red-hot charcoal remains to be the perfect invitation to go on an eating or drinking spree with friends, loved ones, or office mates.

Oh well Goodah!!!, the most iconic brand of food fare whose legend dates from way, way back, brings to meat lovers like me and out there a fantastic meaty combo that’s sure to delight the Pinoy palate when it comes to this classic smokey food fare: the BBQ Liempo Plus meal!

Having found out about this outstanding combo, we wasted no time in heading off to the Goodah!!! outlet at Metrowalk in Ortigas. Just as we walked in, we instantly imagined how we would consume a scrumptious combo of Goodah!!! Barbecue Liempo. 

As it turned out, the barbecue geniuses at Goodah!!! mixed their favorite Barbecue Liempo together with their iconic viands like Sisig, Lumpiang Shanghai, and Pork Barbecue, to create the BBQ Liempo Plus!

They may seemingly be odd pairings but they’re full of tasty, marinated to perfection combinations! And when it’s made even more special with the addition of the Sisig, Lumpiang Shanghai and Pork Barbecue, we truly couldn’t ask for more. 

One thing I love about it is that you can even have your favorite Red Iced Tea for free that comes with every order of Goodah!!! Liempo Plus.

The exciting combos of Goodah!!! BBQ Liempo with BBQ Liempo Plus are truly a mouth-watering mix of mighty meaty favorites you’ll surely love and can’t resist

Just when you thought the lip-smacking liempo concoction from Goodah!!! was already good by itself, Goodah!!! ups the ante on your gastronomic experience by combining it with other best-tasting meaty delights that Filipinos truly love. And kudos to them for masterminding these scrumptious meaty combos of two viands per meal that groups of up to 4 people can share and enjoy.

We’ll definitely head back to Goodah!!! for more of their BBQ Liempo Plus. We wouldn’t want to waste any more time because the Goodah!!! BBQ Liempo Plus will only be available at your nearest Goodah!!! store until March 31, 2016 only.

We’d probably go visit twice a week; no, make it 3 times, or probably 4 times a week, or maybe… and if you ask me which of the three is my favorite I would say that it's the Barbecue Liempo with Sisig!So what are you waiting for... Visit Goodah!!! today.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

5:32 AM

Melissa Manchester Back-To-Back With David Pomeranz

Music lovers will be in for a wonderful and entertaining treat from two of the biggest names in adult contemporary music when Melissa Manchester and David Pomeranz visit Manila to do a back-to-back concert on April 6 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

Dubbed “Melissa Manchester, David Pomeranz Live,” the twinbill from Ovation Productions shall also feature balladeer “Asia’s Mr. Crooner” Arthur Manuntag as special guest in what is considered as one of the biggest concert events in this summer’s musical calendar.

Melissa Manchester is one of the most enduring artists in popular American music whose  extraordinary career began in her native New York, where she studied songwriting with Paul Simon.  As a solo artist/pianist, she performed in the clubs of Greenwich Village and Manhattan’s Upper West Side where she met Bette Middler.

Following her stint with Bette Middler as a back-up singer, Manchester embarked on a solo career which earned critical acclaim and commercial success for her recordings in the adult contemporary genre starting in the 1970s.

Her albums served to establish her as one of the most compelling singers/songwriters in contemporary music, including “Home to Myself,” “Bright Eyes,” “Melissa,” “Lovers After All,” “Whenever I Call You Friend,” and many more. Her hit singles include “Midnight Blue”, “Dont Cry Out Loud”, “Through 
the Eyes Of Love”, “Walk On By”, “I’ll Never Say Goodbye (Theme from The Promise), “Come In From the Rain”, “La Vie En Rose”, “Whenever I Call You Friend”.

She won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Female Performance in 1982 for “You Should Hear How She Talks About You” after being nominated twice in the same category in 1978 and 1979.

In 1980 she became the first artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes in the same year: “Ice Castles” and “The Promise.” 

Manchester’s songs have been recorded by other artists like Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Stevie Nicks, Kenny Loggins and Barbra Streisand.

On February 10, 2015, she launched a self-made album,  “You Gotta Love the Life,” her first studio album since 2004, which celebrates 40 years of music making.

The album contains a variety of songs performed with legendary artists such as Stevie Wondeer, Al Jarreau, Keb’ Mo, Dionne Warwick, Dave Koz and Joe Sample.

David Pomeranz, on the other hand, is one of the most successful and prolific songwriters and performing artists on the scene today.  His songs and recordings,  such as “On This Day,” “King And Queen Of Hearts,” “Born For You,” “Got To Believe In Magic” and  “The Old Songs,” have sold over 40 
million copies worldwide, earning him a total of 18 Golds and 20 Platinum records, while his live concerts have delighted and entertained millions all over the world.

He has recorded nine solo albums, including “It’s In Every One of Us,” “The Truth Of Us,” “Time To Fly,” “On This Day” and “Born For You – His Best And More,” which have sold over 500,000 copies in the Philippines alone, making it the largest-selling international Pop album in the country. David’s hit singles 
are “Born For You”, “King And Queen of Hearts”, “Got To Believe In Magic”, “The Old Songs”, “If You Walked Away”, “Trying to Get the Feeling Again”, among others.

His latest CD, “You’re The Inspiration,” which contains his versions of some of the most beloved Pop songs of all time, was released in February, 2015.

Born in New York and raised in Long Island, David began honing his extraordinary talent as a performer as “opening act” in the 1970s for Randy Newman, Stevie Martin, Steely Dan, Three Dog Night, George Benson and Laura Nyros until his exquisite songs and singing style caught the attention of major 
label Recording Artists.

His “Trying To Get The Feeling Again” was recorded by Barry Manilow in 1975, and Manilow’s version became Pomeranz’s first Number One hit.   In 1980, Manilow struck gold again with his version of “The Old Songs,” which quickly became Pomeranz’s second chart-topping single.

Other artists who have since recorded and performed Pomeranz’s songs include Clay Aiken, Bette Middler, Richie Sambora (of Bon Jovi), Kenny Loggins, Freddie Mercury, Cliff Richard, Anna Malik, Grover Washington, Jr., Richard Marx, The Carpenters, Isaac Hayes, Phoebe Snow, Dennis DeYoung (of Styx), Hubert Laws, John Denver, Kenny Rogers, Harry Belafonte, Leo Sayer, The Muppets, Glenn Campbell, The Hollies, Lea Salonga, Kathie Lee Glifford, Andrea Marcovici, Cleo Laine and many more.

Pomeranz was nominated for an Emmy Award for his song work on Television (penning the lyrics to Fred Karlin’s music for the CBS movie, “Homeward Bound”).

His songs have also been heard in numerous motion pictures, such as 20th Century Fox’s “Big”(starring Tom Hanks), Warner Bros.’ “Fire Down Below” (starring Steven Seagal) and Paramount’s “Man, Woman and Child,” with Martin Sheen, among others.

As a writer of songs for the musical theater, he contributed songs for the West End musical hits, “Time” and “Little Tramp.”

(“Melissa Manchester and David Pomeranz Live” is presented by Ovation Productions.  Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and at Media partners are Philippine Star, Manila 
Bulletin, BusinessWorld, Retro 105.9 DCGFM, Wish 107.5, 96.3 Easy Rock)

Friday, February 5, 2016

4:35 AM

3 Stars And A Sun: A Musical Featuring The Music of Francis M.

Year 2026 saw the rapid worldwide decline of natural resources, the massive extinction of many plants and animals, and increasingly unlivable weather conditions, triggering political and social tensions that soon exploded into World War III. In the years before the upheaval, a man called Pancho started building The Stormdome, a giant steel dome that can fit a handful of cities and can withstand intense heat, force, and pressure—a shelter from severe nuclear bombings. Many dismissed The Stormdome as foolish; yet many more chose to seek sanctuary under it. Pancho laid down his life to protect a great number of people by sealing The Stormdome from the outside.

Today, 2096, The Stormdome is divided into two main sectors: glossy and developed Lumino—a vision of comfortable living; and the wasteland that is Diliman, residence to metal scrap workers and the underprivileged.

I. Grand Vidame Inky, the ruler of The Stormdome, together with her two children Chino and Diane, oversee the workers of Diliman surrendering metal scraps in the recycling center. The family is flanked by Protektanods, reprogrammed residents of Diliman who now serve as peacekeepers assigned to maintain order in the Stormdome.

While both sectors go about their daily business, a small rebel group from Diliman who call themselves Tropang Gising prepares to bomb the East Gate of Lumino. Members of Tropang Gising include Kat, new recruit Bogs, bomb expert Poy, his girlfriend Nazty, and their leader Sol.

After the explosion, Protektanods scramble to capture the rebels. Everyone escapes except for Bogs who is detained for questioning. When Vidame Inky fails to get any answers, she orders Bogs’ memory to be wiped and Bogs is reconditioned as a Protektanod.

Diane reflects on the harsh way her mother runs the Dome when her attention falls on her Yaya, an old reconditioned worker. Diane asks her Yaya questions about life in Diliman and what she was like before she chose to be reconditioned worker. Yaya’s reprogramming makes it near impossible for her to remember, but Diane’s questioning causes her to malfunction, and Yaya mentions that she sacrificed everything for a child she left in Diliman—a child named Sol.

II. In Diliman, Poy and the rest of Tropang Gising scour the junkyards to look for parts to create another bomb. The rest of the scavengers in Diliman search for recyclable scraps that can earn them food packs. Nazty spots a piece of cloth with a strange design in the piles of garbage but the waste management supervisor sees no value in it. Nazty instead uses the cloth as a scarf. Tropang Gising plots an even bigger attack at the core of Lumino to save Bogs when a blackout occurs. The rebels use the frequent power outages in Diliman to rouse its residents, causing a riot outside the gates of Lumino. Vidame Inky mulls over open firing on the rioters, but chooses instead to hold a grand gathering at Diliman for a Day of Democracy.

The Day of Democracy is the one day when everyone in the Stormdome is free to express their opinions and complaints without repercussions. Vidame Inky wants Protektanods to take note of the people who participate in the proceedings, with the intention of rounding them up and detaining them after the celebrations. Tropang Gising on the other hand encourages the people to air out the true state of their miserable living conditions. Before long, Vidame Inky is overwhelmed with the sheer number of grievances and Tropang Gising ends up controlling the Day of Democracy.

III. After the riot, Diane, Chino, and their friends from Lumino, Chelsea and Winston, sneak past the Protektanods and into Diliman sector. Diane wants to learn more about her Yaya’s child and about Diliman sector. They don’t get far into Diliman when they are surrounded by Tropang Gising rebels who question them about their intentions in Diliman.

Diane tells the rebels about Sol’s mother, and their reconditioned friend Bogs. Sol grieves but remains focused on their cause. Tropang Gising take the Lumino group hostage and lead them deeper into Diliman, where Mang Okik— an old hermit whom everyone dismisses as crazy— lives with his many old artifacts and historical books that no one recognizes anymore. Sol believes that Mang Okik might know the secret passage ways into Lumino’s core. Sol intends to use the Lumino group to get inside Lumino sector. From there, Tropang Gising will launch their full-scale attack.

Mang Okik recognizes the scarf around Nazty’s neck as the Philippine flag and tells the groups about the history of the Philippines, before The Stormdome. Both groups from Lumino and Diliman find Mang Okik’s stories of heroes and struggles unfamiliar and perplexing. Mang Okik bemoans the fact that history has been erased inside The Stormdome and the youth no longer know where they come from.

Mang Okik tells both groups about the history of the Stormdome—of the hero Pancho who created it and sacrificed his life and Rasputin, who took over the Dome after Pancho’s death. It was Rasputin who divided the Dome into sectors to put his family in power. Mang Okik also reveals that Pancho meant for the Stormdome to be a temporary shelter, and that after a defined span of time, the people can finally break out. Both the Lumino and Diliman groups doubt Mang Okik’s stories. All they know is that there is only death outside the Stormdome.
While everyone is distracted, Winston makes a break to escape and alerts the Protektanods of their location. The Protektanods swoop in to rescue Vidame Inky’s children and manage to capture Sol, Mang Okik, and Nazty in the process. Only Poy and Kat escape to plan a rescue attempt.

IV. Sol, Mang Okik, and Nazty find themselves in a Lumino detention cell when Protektanod Bogs comes to take Nazty in for interrogation. Nazty refuses to tell Vidame Inky who the rest of Tropang Gising are and what they are planning. Inky forces Chino to recondition Nazty himself, claiming that being the next ruler of the Stormdome means making hard decisions. Meanwhile, Poy and Kat create a bomb and sneak into Lumino sector to rescue their friends.

Vidame Inky visits Sol and Mang Okik in their cell and offers Sol a prestigious position in Lumino as Alpha Stormdome Commander if he abandons their revolution. An alarm goes off, informing everyone that there are intruders inside Lumino. Once Vidame Inky and the Protektanods leave to investigate, Diane frees Sol and Mang Okik.

In the reconditioning facility, Poy and Kat realize that they are too late. Nazty is already a reconditioned Protektanod. Poy kisses Nazty to try to undo the reconditioning and make her remember who she is. Nazty attacks Poy, and Kat is forced to kill her. The two flee as Protektanods arrive.

Poy and Kat reunite with Sol and Mang Okik near the core mainframe of The Stormdome. Soon, the group is surrounded by Protektanods, along with Inky and her children. Vidame Inky and Chino order the Protektanods to kill the rebels when Diane throws her support with Tropang Gising.

Sol takes the bomb from Poy and climbs up the mainframe, all the way up to the top of The Stormdome. Tropang Gising panics as Sol isn’t following the plan—instead of destroying the Stormdome core and seizing power for themselves, Sol wants to break out of The Stordome. Vidame Inky says this will kill everyone inside the Dome. Sol is convinced that Mang Okik is right, the waiting period is over and that it is safe outside the Dome. Mang Okik is suddenly unsure if his count of the years is accurate. Everyone tries to convince Sol not to act brashly. Sol says there is no other way to know for certain unless they take the risk. The bomb explodes and a portion of the Stormdome wall is destroyed.

V. With the Stormdome broken, people are amazed and confused as to why they haven’t died. They witness something no one has seen for decades—the bright sun shining through the cracks of the Stormdome. The people wonder what to do now. How do they start living outside the Dome? Who should
lead them? Mang Okik says how they continue from here is up to the youth. Their decisions will determine whether breaking the Stormdome was the right choice.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

11:25 PM

DQ Philipines Brings Together The Chips Ahoy and Oreo In A Treat

DairyQueen Phiippines brings together the two of the famous cookie brands with their newest Blizzard and Cake treats for the heart month. Our all time favorite chocolate chips and cream filled cookie is blended together in the delectable DairyQueen softserve. It will surely make you crave for more.

Try the 3 newest enjoable flavors of Blizzard Treat in Double Cocoa Fudge, Strawberry and Mocha, available in your favorite DairyQueen stores.

Aside from that, DairQueen has it's limited edition of DQ Valentines Cake, perfect gift for your special someone. It comes in two appetizing flavors and designs. It is also the first heart shape Chips Ahoy anfd Oreo Blizzard Cake, it's a 100% ice cream cake that is made out of the two of the worlds favorite cookie. While the Pink Valentine Dedication Cake will lets you write your personal messages to your special somesome.

I have tried the 3 Blizzard treat and my favorite is the Double Cocoa Fudge while in the cakes is the heart shape chips ahoy and oreo.

Also, during the event, there are sone beauty queens who are present thr Bb. Pilipinas International and Bb. Pilipinas Supernatural 2015. They are both pretty and sexy. I'm sure that they are also the pride of our country.
To make your Valentines more memorable, try the Blizzard of the month and the Valentines Cake of DairyQueen!

Follow DairyQueen Philippines on social media  and visit their official website to get more updates about your favorite Ice Cream brand.

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