Monday, December 26, 2016

8:43 PM

Filipino Bloggers Network Annual Christmas Get-Together

The Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active bloggers group in the country, will hold its annual Christmas Get-Together at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant in Mandaluyong City on December 28, 2016.

FBN currently has more than 1,800 blogger members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino 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, joining the get-together are the blogger-members of Metrobuzz organized by Lariza Garcia.

Filipino Bloggers Network and Metrobuzz would like to thank the following generous sponsors:

St. Nicholas Catering & Restaurant  - Mandaluyong's newest food craze. Experience quality but affordable dining experience at Bgy Plainview. Open from Tuesday to Sunday at 11am to 12am. Follow them on Facebook -

Acer PH - Founded in 1976 with a mission to break the barriers between people and technology by offering innovative and leading technology products, empowering people to achieve their goals. Follow them on Facebook -

AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc. (AMPR) - A full service public relations and marketing services company that caters to various industries and companies of diverse sizes. For more information about AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc.’s expertise and services, follow them on Facebook at or contact them through (02) 706-1971 and via email at

Goodah!!! - The first ever, all-native food chain in the country and is famous for introducing the now ubiquitous “Tapsilog” to the Filipino vocabulary. Contact (02) 9667582 for orders and inquiries or visit their website at

Gardenia - Offers a wide array of superior bakery products including white, wheat and health breads, flavored loaves, pandesal and snack items like snack cakes, muffins and toasts. Gardenia breads are known for their good taste, freshness, softness, oven-baked aroma and nutritive value. Follow them on Facebook -
IMComms Mavens - A full service marketing communications agency that integrates traditional and current marketing strategies to be able to provide Clients a strategic communications plan. Follow them on Facebook - for inquiries.

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Aster Medical Centre Philippines - A part of Aster DM Healthcare network. Our multi-specialty centre is staffed with 50+ doctors and highly skilled nurses and staff who work together to take care of you and your loved ones. Aster DM Healthcare encompasses more than 10,000 employees, 1300+ doctors, 290 establishments of compassionate care and JCI accredited diagnostic centres in Dubai, India, KSA, Oman, Qatar, Jordan and now Bahrain. Like them on Facebook - for updates.

UNO Premier - A dynamic marketing company that derived its innovative business model from a very long history and foundation of leadership, management and entrepreneurial vision. UNO Premier’s mother company, UNO, started rising 10 years ago and blossomed throughout the network marketing industry like rapid fire. It became a network marketing sensation and has created over a thousand Philippine millionaires in less than a decade's time and has expanded in over 100 offices across the country. From the foundation of UNO comes the birth of UNO Premier. UNO Premier is specifically designed to engage the International Market and the like-minded middle class professionals as well as business owners in the micro, small and medium scale enterprises. These are the passionate individuals who are constantly exploring means and opportunities to increase their sources of income. UNO Premier is poised as the next big International giant to create the next wave of millionaires. For more information, visit the website at Like/follow their social media accounts: Facebook Page:; Instagram: @unopremierofficial and on Twitter: @UNOPremier_PH

Dearberry Philippines - The brand essence of dearberry is “affordable high quality cosmetics made with ingredients from nature ”. Dearberry believes the simple truth, “healthy skin is most beautiful” and sticks to the basics, “firstly keep skin healthy, then optimally solve target issues”. Their products are manufactured by such top-tier factories like COSMAX and WINNOVA to achieve the high quality standards of our products. COSMAX is the main & most important manufacturer of L’OREAL group and other world famous branded cosmetics. WINNOVA is the main & most important manufacturer of Korean branded cosmetics like TONYMOLY & THEFACESHOP. Follow DearberryPH on Facebook - or visit their website - for updates and promos.

JJEMM Transient House - A fully furnished apartment unit located in Balanga City, Bataan. If you’re planning on visiting the beautiful province of Bataan to enjoy scenic views and awesome tourist spots, JJEMM Transient House is here to welcome and provide accommodation for your stay. This is best for couples, backpackers, budget travellers, families and group travellers.  Situated in a subdivision in Balanga City,Bataan and 5-7 minutes away from public market. Learn more by following them on Facebook: Contact them at email address: and mobile number: 0998-882-8300.

Mondelez - Maker of some of the best-known snacks brands around the globe. Their 15 global Power Brands in biscuits, chocolate and gum & candy are expected to drive 70 percent of company’s growth going forward:
Biscuits: Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, TUC, belVita, Club Social and Barni.
Chocolate: Milka, Lacta, Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk.
Gum & Candy: Trident, Chiclets, Halls, Stride and Cadbury Dairy Milk Eclairs.
Follow Mondelez on Facebook - for updates.

Oppo Philippines - A global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile internet service in over 20 countries such as the United States, China, Australia and many other countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Follow them on Facebook - for promos and updates.
8:40 PM

“Boodle Fight sa Bilao” and “Shrimp Wednesday” Only at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant


St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant Boodle Fight sa Bilao Sets on SALE!!!
There are many ways to bond with families and friends and one of those is eating together, enjoying the best food prepared and served with love.

This holiday season, why not eat with your family in the most exciting way - a boodle fight. When it comes to boodle fight, the place to be is at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant. It’s a great thing that they are on sale!



For a special price of Php999.00, the Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set is indeed very affordable compared to other restaurants having the same idea. Restaurant diners have the option to choose from the of other Boodle Fight variants that the restaurant offers like from Palawan, Boracay, to Batangas for the same price of Php999.00.   




BEST SELLER: The Hot and Juicy Shrimps


The restaurant's Hot and Juicy Shrimps are available in the following flavors/variants: regular, spicy, mild, sweet, and medium. The shrimps were sourced from Roxas City,known as the seafood capital of the Philippines. So it is guaranteed fresh!

Trivia: Did you know that Chef Nick personally came up with its signature sauce. And once you tasted it, mapapa extra-rice ka talaga!
Best Deal: Shrimp Wednesday

Wednesdays is a special day for shrimp lovers and regular customers at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant for its called "Shrimp Wednesday" A Good Deal you shouldn’t missed. Regular customers of St. Nicholas have been returning every week for the 50% off promo. YES 50% OFF. From the regular price of Php399.00, marking down to only Php199.00 with the very same quality of Hot and Juicy Shrimps is basically a promo offer to grab!

Meet The Chef
Chef Nick Pelaez


He owns and managed and still cooks for St. Nicholas Catering and the restaurant. St. Nicholas Catering started back in 2003 while the Restaurant is his newest baby that is already in its third year serving sumptuous Filipino dishes in Mandaluyong. We all know that fast-food chains were almost everywhere, but St. Nicholas has its own charm. Having the intimate ambiance of the restaurant, diners visit at the odd hours of the day like brunch or late afternoon for early lunch or merienda, respectively. The busiest hours, of course, are lunch and dinner times. The usual guests are those who prefer clean and delicious home-cooked food over random finds at eateries. *plus Chef Nick is charming too.

Visit St. Nicholas Catering at #1 Fatima St. corner San Rafael st., Bgy., Plainview, Mandaluyong City, Philippines 1550

Phone: (02)535-7637 | Email:

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8:38 PM

#GoSwift this yuletide season with Acer Swift 7 and New Balance

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Holiday season is the perfect time to find new and exciting ways to celebrate and have fun. Millennials, known for their fast-paced lifestyle, eagerness to reach their dreams, appetite to develop deep connections with others, and fondness for documenting awesome memories, will surely look forward to the holidays. Christmas bazaars, family reunions, and barkada parties are just some events they can enjoy! An Acer Swift laptop and a pair of New Balance shoes can surely help make Christmas and New Year a wonderful experience!
The top of the line Acer Swift 7 has a 9.98mm ultra-thin form factor and 1.125 kg with a 4-cell battery pack that can have a battery life of 9 hours and a 256GB SSD, the new Acer Aspire S7 is one laptop that is worthy to be on your wish list.
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With an all-metal chassis, the thinnest laptop in the world is supported with a dual-channel 8GB of on board LPDDR3 SDRAM that has the ability to transfer data twice as much faster than the previous models and consumes very low power and produces less heat.
The 7th generation Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54 processor is the main chipset of the Acer Aspire S7 with an Intel® HD Graphics 615 on a 13.3" display with IPS technology, Full HD 1920 x 1080, high-brightness Acer CineCrystal™ LED-backlit TFT LCD that can give flawless graphics and provide better resolution for screen viewing.
An HD webcam with 1280 x 720 resolution, 720p HD audio/video recording and High dynamic range imaging (HDR) is built in to make video conferencing for professionals easier, faster and more reliable for business. Most importantly, ultra-fast wireless technology is featured. An 802.11ac wireless LAN with a 2x2 MU-MIMO technology can provide seamless connection on the web and with a Bluetooth® 4.0, wireless connectivity to accessories will be hassle-free. The USB Type-C port, supports DisplayPort™ over USB-C™ and DC-in is a revolution for a unified electric connectivity and USB technology.
The Acer Aspire S7 is backed up with the latest Microsoft operating system, the Windows 10 Home in a 64-bit based processor to enjoy the advantages of 64-bit processing and the ultimate performance of 4 GB or higher memory.
Enjoy more of the holiday season with your new Swift 7 and a pair of New Balance shoes via the #Go Swift Holiday promo which will run until Dec 31, 2016. Buy a qualified Acer product—such as the trendy Acer Swift 3, Swift 5, and Swift 7 at Acer participating stores nationwide and get a New Balance Gift Card worth P5,000 absolutely FREE. To claim the New Balance Gift Card, just fill out the promo claim form and get the official receipt of your purchase from the store.  Submit these requirements together with cut-out of box serial number and two valid IDs.
For more about the latest Acer Swift units and other Acer Philippines’ products, go to, follow Acer via Twitter ( or

Thursday, December 15, 2016

7:30 PM

Keep Cool and Fresh this Christmas:The Sharp J-Tech Inverter 2-Door Refrigerator

Christmas is in the air and with it are the parties and gatherings you’d probably host or attend. And with every Filipino Christmas party tradition, good food and drinks never fail to make their appearance. But sometimes, the abundance of holiday favorites becomes a dilemma before and even after every party or shindig.

It might be something often overlooked because of all the excitement during these events, but behind the merry celebration, a conscious homemaker will always have these two concerns in mind: the food storage and the potential leftovers.

Your Christmas Helper

During your most hectic party, what you need is a reliable and efficient assitant. The new Sharp J Tech Inverter 2-Door Refrigerator [SJ-FTS08AVS- SL, SJ-FTS09AVS- SL] with its unique features and functions, ensures you of a bright, merry, and worry-free Christmas.

It is equipped with a spacious two-way fresh room that when closed serves as a chiller that rapidly cools the compartment for perfectly chilled drinks. It is also complete with adjustable freezer shelves for maximum storage, big door pockets to accommodate tall and large bottles, tempered glass shelves strong enough to hold up to 100kg worth of items, and a large vegetable compartment for all your fresh ingredients. 

The Sharp J-Tech Inverter 2-Door Refrigerator also has a built-in premium Ag+Cu Nano deodorizer that effectively supresses and eliminates strong lingering odors inside the fridge—preserving the taste, freshness, and flavor of all dishes or food stored.

Feel Extra Festive For Less

Also powered by the engineering of the J-Tech Inverter, it has a 32-step rotation compressor speed that gives a fast, even, and optimum cooling performance, ensuring that you and your guests only drink the coolest and the most refreshing beverages. The balanced and consistent cooling temperature also helps retain the crispness and freshness of any food item stored for later use.

Moreover, the new refrigerator series is further enhanced by the unique Extra Eco Mode button which allows the fridge to adjust to the most appropriate cooling temperature whenever there are less items inside. Without the excessive work of producing unused and unnecessary cool air, and in using LED lighting, it can save up to 46% on energy—truly affirming the efficient, durable, and masterful design system only Japan Technology can bring. Then also with the 7 Shields Protection, it is sure to withstand any hazards like instability, vibration, and fire.

With the Sharp J-Tech 2-Door Refrigerator, you’ll never fret the next time you hold a party. Watch as it transforms your typical Christmas party stress into a merry and hassle-free moment from the time you purchase your ingredients up until it it’s time to clean-up and store any leftovers.

Know more about this new refrigerator series by going to any authorized Sharp dealers near you. You can also visit Sharp’s official website, Sharp Philippines on Facebook, and on Instagram for more information.

Monday, December 5, 2016

3:43 PM

Special Corporate Giveaways For Your Christmas Party

As the streets lit up with twinkling Christmas decors and the cool breeze of the season sweeps the atmosphere with excitement and joy, most workers are also looking forward to a very long vacation and most off all to the bonuses coming along their way. Everyone deserves to celebrate this season to their heart’s content, after all the hard work they have put in all throughout the year. This makes corporate Christmas parties something to look forward to, because everyone could just unwind and have fun without having to worry much about their work.
Aside from the food, booze, games, and exchange gifts, the raffle towards the end of the party is something that is very much anticipated. This is a time for companies to show off a bit how well they treat their employees, through the amazing prizes that are given away. The world’s leading manufacturer of consumer appliances, Midea understands how demanding it is for the company’s party organizers to look for items that will be something that could excite everyone in the party.
Midea lists down some of their high-quality and affordable items that are not just another home appliance that would sit on counter tops and remain unused. These are some of the most home-friendly solutions which everyone at home would love to use. First up is Midea’s Safety Kettle. It is called as such because it responds to some of the risks of having an electric kettle at home. Most of these electric stovetop kettles could scald and burn when a person touches it, or accidentally pulls the cord off because it is not safely tucked. 
Most people could also leave their kettle unattended which leads to dry boiling, letting the kettle heat without water in it. This could lead to electric shock, short circuit, or worse fire. Midea’s Safety Kettle has a Sure-safe Double Wall Technology which keeps the exterior safe to touch while keeping the water warm for a longer period of time. It is also equipped with UK Strix control that ensures dry boiling and overheating protection. The Midea Safety Kettle has a cord storage to avoid instances of accidentally pulling out the plug from the socket. It could boil water two times faster compared to an electric stove top kettle and it is durable with high-quality stainless steel parts.
With Midea’s Healthy Rice Cooker, there is no need to worry about overcooked rice. It cooks the perfect rice every time and automatically keeps it warm without burning or overcooking it. Midea’s Rice Cooker modified stainless steel inner cover reduces moisture loss and allows water to flow more evenly to ensure fluffy rice. This makes the rice healthy because it locks in all the nutrients and retains flavor with its air-tight sealed lid. It’s so user-friendly that it only needs a touch of a button to operate it and it’s also safe with its spill-proof steam valve.
Midea’s Induction Cooker is considered by Chef Rob Pengson as a high technology item that every kitchen needs. It is safe around children with its flameless heating and Auto Safety shut off feature which automatically cools off the cooker. It cooks 40% faster than a conventional electric stove and this Quick Cooking appliance locks in the nutrients in the food for a heathier cooking. It also saves 37% on the electrical consumption compared to other conventional electric stoves.
For the company’s bigger prizes to give away, they could start with Midea’s lineup of Mechanical and Digital Microwave Ovens which are very helpful for people who are always on the go. It can not only cook food in seconds, its quick cooking function retains most of their nutrients. And at the same time, people can get 10% less fat compared to conventional frying. Midea’s microwave ovens are also friendly on electric consumption because it only uses up to Php 1 worth of electricity for 3 minutes of cooking.
Midea’s Digital Multi Cooker / Pressure Cooker makes it easy to cook all the toughest ingredients to perfection. With its Thermal Circulation Technology, it ensures the even distribution of heat in the pot which cooks every ingredient evenly. Its very user-friendly 12 pre-programmed functions also cut out the work for everyone in a very busy kitchen. It operates at 7 levels of pressure for quick cooking which lock in all the nutrients in the food for heathier eating. And Midea’s 10-Dimensional Protection System ensures safety during cooking. Plus everyone could enjoy a hot pot of flavorful and tender beef shank soup (bulalo) for just Php 8 of electric consumption.
Finally for the jackpot, Midea has the Full Auto Washing Machine that not only washes clothes with just a push of a button, but also consumes just Php 1 worth of electricity for a complete wash, rinse, and dry cycle. It would be very helpful for people with a ton of clothes to wash to attend to without having to worry much about their laundry. This washing machine is very friendly to clothes because of its Water Magic Cube feature that enhances the water flow in the tub allowing it to clean better and have 84% less tangles that stresses the fabric. It also has Smart Sensors that set the right amount of water and right amount of time based on the laundry load, resulting to 37% in saving on water consumption.
These are just some of Midea’s friendly home solutions that companies throwing a Christmas party could have ‘up for grabs’ for their raffle draws. They are not just giving away prizes for their very lucky employees, but they are also providing them some of the most home friendly solutions. These then could help their employees go through another year of everyday life at home and at work, with less burden from the chores and more time for themselves and their families.
For more information on Midea’s products check out their website at and Facebook page MideaPhilippines.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

1:51 AM

Sumabay Sa Agos With Chef Tatung

Nothing beats Filipino dishes. That's all I can say, even though we all grew up learning to try different cuisines from around the world. I would say that we have our own dishes that are truly world class.

Well, of course, we also have influences from other countries. I was so delighted to meet Chef Myke Tatung Sarthou. Trying out their one of a kind recipe in his recently opened restaurant in MOA, Pasy City was a privilege.

Chef Tatung as we all know was the author of Filipino Cookery, From Heart to Platter. He is the celebrity chef and a culinary heritage advocate.

I came just in time to the venue, but I was the first one to arrive. The other blogger friends were still on the traffic, so I get a chance to have a short talk with Chef.

It was intimidating at first, but I get comfortable when him crack a joke it was a bang.

They first offer me their in house Iced tea, which I love it so much because it was brewed.

Then they serve the Kinilaw na Tuna, I've learned that this Tuna was freshly selected before it was set to plate. I also learned that there are 16 kinds of salt and you can even try it in their restaurant.

Chicken Sisig in Lettuce Wraps are a healthy alternative. It's kinda a DIY where you put everything on the lettuce with a sweet mango sauce. I will admit that I love the Chicken sisig even without the lettuce. It's not like your ordinary sisig. He even show us the right way to eat it.

Then the Paella Fiesta Filipina which Carl and I have talked about earlier. I told him that it was one of my favorite and I have one restaurant in the area that I love if we talk about Paella but I think I change my mind this time and the Agos Paella is on my top list now.

Aside from the famous Paella, one of the interesting food that Chef Tatung served was the Pollo con Salsa Tsokolate, its a braised chicken with a dark chocolate sauce. One of the food to die for in Agos. The bitterness of Tablea was not there but the savory of its one of a kind flavor that will awake your senses that this is the kind of food that you should try before you die.

They also served the Tocino Pork Ribs, Palabok, Cucumber Lychee and a dessert called Chef Tatung's 3 Cheese Casava.

I love the blended mixture of the 3 cheeses plus the gooey cassava cake and it makes more special with the Salted Egg Custard Sauce.

Every time I dine, I always look for the 3 qualities. The quality and taste of the food, the affordability and the ambiance.

I love the Sumabay SA Agos restaurant of Chef Tatung because the 3 qualities that I'm looking for are all present.

The taste is fantastic, he will not be one of the Madrid Fusion 2016 speakers if not. The prices of the food start from Php 150 to Php 400 plus and lastly the Native Elegance of homey ambiance was there.

Thank you Chef Tatung for inviting me to try your food.  Visit Chef Tatung's Sumabay sa Agos at the North Wing of Entertainment Hall of MOA. You can follow them on socials and for reservations, please call (02) 889-7462 or mobile number 0916-2393273.

#SabaySaAgos #ChedTatung

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