12.29.2011

Seafood Island Cubao

Turn your ordinary dinner into a festive style dining with friends at Seafood Island in Araneta Center, Cubao.

As a hungry buddies, my friends and I hunted some restaurants that can fill our stomach with delicious and something unique in serving. We've decided to dine-in here at Seafood Island and try one of their boodle sets, the group agreed to get the "Kanyaman"  a mouthwatering  set of Tahong, bangus, Bagoong Rice, kangkong, Hipon, Talong, Okra and Lechong Kawali.

I've been here before, nothing much to say about the place aside from it's comfortable, accessible and unique. You don't have to spend more to go to a certain place that serves authentic seafood all you have to do is to go to a place that can satisfy your food trip.





 


As usual if the foods are great, what else do you expect?


12.28.2011

The Best Of Taal

THE BEST OF TAAL not just the volcano and the lake.

Taal Heritage Town, a surprising town in the province of Batangas, a lot of us associated the word Taal to its famous Taal Volcano and the Taal lake without even knowing that there are lots and lots of scenic - historic and natural beauties in here, from century old houses, shrines and churches to a calmly beach resorts facing south.

Taal is a Spanish colonial town in the late 16th to 20th century and it also holds one of the prestigious places in the Philippines history.

Basilica ng Taal

Inside the Basilica


First time visitors: Lhai, Dang and Jenny of Pusong Pinoy


Here are some historical places in case you will visit Taal soon

Bagumbayan Church, Balisong Church, Casa Real , Dela Rosa – Ilagan Residence , Don Leon Apacible Museum, Dona Marcela Agoncillo Museum, Escuela Pia, Gen. Ananias Diokno House
Gregorio Agoncillo Mansion, Our Lady Of Caysasay Shrine, San Lorenzo Ruiz Steps, St. Martin de Tours Basilica, Villavicencio Residences and Well of Sta. Lucia.


To give you more meaning what is LIFE, every time you talk to yourself, take a deep breath during sun setting at its nice and clean beach fronts.
Taal Beach front


Thanks to Mr. Ohmel Suarez for the Taal tour.

For guides about Taal Town click HERE


12.20.2011

Ways to Help the Victims of Typhoon Sendong

Photo Courtesy of Bloomberg
Here are some ways to help our brothers and sisters affected by the calamity (Typhoon Sendong)



1. RED CROSS


Excerpt from Philippine National Red Cross
There are currently 19,865 persons in 11 evacuation centers in Iligan City. Cagayan De Oro, which has been placed under a state of calamity, experienced 180 mm of rainfall in less than 24 hours, which has led to massive floods in 23 of its 80 barangays, leaving 17,145 residents in 10 evacuation centers. Prior to the onslaught of Sendong in Zamboanga del Norte, about 143 persons had already evacuated their houses which were destructed by flash floods that swept the municipality of Polanco as well as Dipolog and Dapitan cities. Dapitan River had overflown early Saturday morning which flooded several barangays in Dapitan. There are currently 970 persons in 5 evacuation centers in Zamboanga del Norte.


Bank Deposit







Bank accounts for Donations
Banco De Oro
Peso: 00-453-0018647
Dollar: 10-453-0039482

Bank of the Philippine Islands
Peso: 4991-0036-52
Dollar: 004994-0103-15

Metrobank
Peso: 151-3-041631228
Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

Philippine National Bank
Peso: 3752 8350 0034
Dollar: 3752 8350 0042

Unionbank of the Philippines
Peso: 1015 4000 0201
Dollar: 1315 4000 0090

All Check/Cash for the account of Philippine Red Cross (Swift Codes)
Banco De Oro
BNORPHMM

Bank of the Philippine Islands
BOPIPHMM

Metrobank
MBTCPHMM

Philippine National Bank
-PNBMPHMM

Unionbank of the Philippines
-UNPHPHMM


For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.


SMS and G-Cash

SMS
Text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)

G-Cash
Text DONATEAMOUNT4-digit M-PINREDCROSS to 2882

You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

Through your generosity, we can stand prepared for disasters. We appreciate your continuous and unwavering support. Thank you.

Email us: fundgeneration@redcross.org.ph

Call Hotline 143
or  (+632) 527.0000

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
Manila 1018, Philippines
Email: prc@redcross.org.ph

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2. LBC

3. IF YOU ARE FROM USA, HONGKONG, DUBAI and AUSTRALIA
You may Visit Pusong Page or at https://www.facebook.com/PusongPinoy.org or click on the logo to take you there.

4. IF YOU ARE FROM ZAMBOANGA CITY


You may drop or send your donations at  the DXRZ Radio Station, Pilar Street, Zamboanga City 
Email: tatakrmn_zamboanga@yahoo.com  Mobile: 09067412194




5. IF YOU ARE FROM JEDDAH
United for a Cause: Relief Drive in Jeddah 



HELP NORTHERN MINDANAO

For your cash and kind donations, you can contact:
Lex Jeff Perez - 0565539395
Ramildave Santos - 0502110365
Simmy Marquez Roxas - 0546227508
Guillian L Ramos - 0509679373


6.   7/11 will donate P10 for every new like, 
up to 1 Million Pesos. You can help by liking their page, and hitting the 'share' button. http://on.fb.me/711TyphoonSendang.


12.12.2011

Christmas in Zamboanga City

"SINONG NAGSASABI NA MAGULO SA ZAMBOANGA CITY?" Well, the lights can tell you how safe you are when you are in the city. I am a proud ZamboangeƱo, I grew up there studied and had my first job way back year 2003.


Taken by By Querilyn Aba Dec. 2011

Zamboanga City, is a city that can offer what other city can, and may give you more than what you want. City night life is just the same as Manila has, Restobars with live bands are everywhere. During daytime it's "business as usual", you can go to Barter Trade Center at Canelar,  visit some malls and drop by at the Pasalubong Center  near the Fort Pilar as well and refresh yourselves at the Paseo del mar during sun setting.

Taken by By Querilyn Aba Dec. 2011
Every December, this building (City Hall) is transforming into an enchanted kingdom of lights, where colorful Christmas light decors are shining and sparkling attracting visitors to come closers and discover its beauty face to face. Promising its people the brighter city ahead.

Zamboanga City is a city for all, a simple place with natural richness that soon to show you more. 

I spent my Christmas in my home town 3 years ago, and my one week vacation is not enough to rediscover the beauty of Zamboanga City.
Taken by Lance, December 2008

How to get there?
From Manila : there are three major domestic airline flights and it will only take for about 1 hr and 45mins going there.

There are also available inter island flights  (to and) from "Zamboanga City International Airport" to selected destinations in Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon (esp. Manila)



A Taste of adventure in Zamboanga read more here

Special Thanks to  Ms. Querilyn Aba for the latest photos.

11.21.2011

Special Date With Diana

From Left: DJ Diego Bandido (Yes FM) and DJ Cheska San Diego (Radio Natin FM),
Yours truly and Daiana Menezes ( dancing Shembot). 

Part 2 of 3

Part 2
Special Date With Diana Stalder: Mall Tour at Tutuban Mall
As part of the Skin Care Clinic's 15th Anniversary, Diana Stalder is conducting a series of mall tour from Metro Manila to as far as Calamba and Lucena City. Last week 19th of November, they held their mall tour at the Tutuban Mall in Manila. Tibo of PBB (Endorser)  serenaded the crowd while  the sexy-beautiful Daiana Menezes ( Endorser) led the hot sexy but wholesome entertaining games.  Of course with the special participation of: Iyaz kamiaz and Tonton Tomato of Radio Natin FM and Blank Tape.  The successful event was hosted by the The Bibong-bibo  Dj Diego Bandido of Yes FM with  the Beautiful and charming partner Dj Cheska San Diego of Radio Natin FM.
DJ Cheska San Diego and Diego Bandido



Iyaz Kamiaz and Tonton Tomato of Radio Natin FM

Blank Tape



Tibo Jumalon of PBB with DJs Cheska and Diego Bandido
 

Diana Menezes and the lucky audience dancing Shembot





 Video Courtesy ofhttp://www.deiville.info/ 


It was an afternoon full of entertainment and down pouring giveaways, DJs Diego and Cheska were great hosts, Daiana Menezes and Tibo Jumalon are amazingly professional artists.  Of course the event was made possible by Diana Stalder's Team, congratulations guys and Happy 15th Anniversary Diana Stalder by Dermaline

Thank you Joey Miguel of Diana Stalder for the photos.



11.20.2011

Beautiful Face of Diana

Part 1 of 3


Part 1
Bright lives behind the beautiful face of  Diana. 


DIANA STALDER face and body skin care center, started since 1996 "from the FILIPINO PEOPLE to  the FILIPINO PEOPLE" and for the World. A company runs by a true Filipina  the very own Ms. Dina Stalder merried to a Swiss man Mr. Stalder.

Diana Stalder is a bastion of real beauty inside and out, why? because of two important substances. Number 1 is the beauty of helping thousands of fellow Filipinos in fulfilling their dreams by giving them jobs and power to create a product that we must be proud of. Imagine beauty products from our country are exporting to   some  known countries in the world such as  United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Bangladesh, Korea and more. And behind every beauty item, we can see hard works and talents of a true Filipino.

Number 2, The beauty of giving affordable "high quality services and products" to everyone. The serious question is why affordable but high quality, is it true? The answer is YES! Why not? Diana Stalder operates their laboratory here in the Philippines and work forces are from here, they don't import things they export things.  So if you're a big time business man/woman are you going to sell your products at unreasonable prices wherein you didn't even outsource the whole process outside your house? of course not. Same thing goes to Diana Stalder.



Daiana Menezes: Official Endorser 


No wonder that Diana Stalder has easily come this far, from one branch to a numerous branches nationwide. Because they have the vision of  helping many lives and a mission to fulfill it.


11.17.2011

The Freshness of No.1604

C.O. Bigelow Barber Hair & Body Wash Elixir Blue No. 1604

Last week, the daughter of my boss gave me Hair and Body wash as her birthday present to me, I was so thankful and surprised then. Never in my imagination that  I would try this kind of body wash, before I was just watching it at some cable channels  then now I can feel it literally.
It's refreshing actually compare to other body wash I have tried, the scent is perfect and so refreshing. It's rare here in the Philippines though.
I came across with its website and this particular size is kinda pricey but I believe it's worth it to buy. 

 

Elixir Blue blends watery marine notes, lavender and rosemary with hints of clean white musk and woody undertones. Our aromatic, rich-lathering hair and body wash is a 2-in-1 cleanser, making for a highly efficient shower regimen to effectively cleanse both the hair and the body. 


11.16.2011

Sweet Holiday Treats

Make your holiday sweet and memorable. Treat yourself, treat your friends and treat your loved ones. Show them your sweetness through their senses of tastes. Soft buttery egg bread generously topped with grated Parmesan Cheese (Ensaimada) is perfect for mothers, or treat you girl/boy friend a box of Cheese Rolls, a cheddar cheese strips wrapped in a soft buttery egg dough and smothered with grated Parmesan Cheese oh what a life! Or an Apple Pie for Ate and Palmiers for Dad.

I tried some of the Gourmet Breadhouse products and one word I must say "PERFECT".  That's why FOOD MAGAZINE  featured them along with the best in food products in the November Issue, this magazine is the largest selling culinary magazine here and abroad.








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THE GOURMET BREADHOUSE  products are perfect presents this holiday.
Call them at 5335491 or 7999822 for our holiday food items.

11.14.2011

Impressca: Healthy Cloices, Healthy Pleasures

Serving good food while improving lives in greenest way. This is the IMPRESSCA Way.





IMPRESSCA’s purpose of existence is more than just serving healthy foods. They believe that health and environment are interconnected that’s why our business goes beyond profit. It is about respecting the world for future  generations.
Their vision is to  capture the essence of who we are. A food business with deep social purpose to provide health giving benefits that will contribute to individual’s overall well‐being. Food that is healthy and safe; that does not harm the environment; locally grown and seasonally available; that promote biodiversity of plants and animals. Food that is organically produced and processed in ways that support thriving economic communities… fresh, natural food that has traveled the shortest route from farm to plate.
Impressca addresses challenges that  Mother Earth is facing right now through: 

1. Adherence to R.A. 9003 – The Solid Waste Management System

2. Composting

3. Having our own organic herb garden

4. Use of local ingredients – (it cuts down on packaging thereby reduces waste

5. Water conservation ‐ in the form of proper washing procedures

for food and wares and the use of grey water in the commissary

6. Paper recycling ‐ use of newsprint paper in our office, paper trash for the next recycling process

7. Recreate – to “recycle” and to be “creative” – thru the use of reclaimed wood for our dining tables and chairs, countertops, racks and cabinets

8. Having energy management systems in place through energy conservation programs, the use of food service equipment that use less energy and help protect the environment (like those with energy star certification); preventive maintenance of equipment so they run efficiently generation, transport costs and pollution)
9. Use of paint that are non – hazardous and have low or no volatile organic compounds.

10. Use of responsible materials – table appointments that are compostable and recyclables like spoons and fork, boxes, napkins, placemats and recycled paper bags.

11. Promotions that boost individuals to participate in the ecological campaign thru the “GREEN CARD”

12. Serving fresh, organic and natural foods that produce less carbon footprint.

13. Continuous health education and eco‐education.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Sustainability is more than just being green or eco‐friendly for Impressca. They also mean ethical treatment of people and resources and providing assistance and support to those who need them.
 • A demand for locally grown food stimulates rural economies so farmers can earn a living. This allows them to feed their families and improve their quality of life.
Provides additional opportunities for communities in the form of developing other forms of livelihood, particularly for the wives of the farmers.
This added revenue stream can further help the rural communities not just in improving their lives but in investing in their farms so they can produce even better quality products. A good livelihood will also encourage future generations of farmers to preserve their communities.

FROM FARMING TO DINING 
IMPRESSCA’s Bests from Pasta Veggie Gourmet “The Power Meal”‐ recommended food for people with hypertension, diabetes, heart ailment and on‐diet to Five Herbs Marinara Pasta, Panini Tuna Pimiento to the healthiest juices and teas in the metro like the Bernadette's Juice and the 8 Power Herbs Tea and more.



You may visit  them at these following branches:
Mother Ignacia Place
139 Mother Ignacia Ave.
South Triangle, Quezon City



Cyberzone SM Araneta Center
Lower Ground Floor
Cubao, Quezon City

Food Plaza ‐ UP Faculty Medical Arts Bldg. ‐ PGH
UP Manila
TaS Ave., Manila

The Block
4th Floor SM City Noth EDSA
North EDSA, Quezon City

or you may visit them on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/IMPRESSCA



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