Thursday, November 30, 2017

Lumina: Walkway of Lights at the Resorts World Manila

During the launch of Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 and the Christmas Tree Lighting of  Newport Mall, another festive mall feat was also launched.

Dubbed as Lumina: Walkway of Lights, RWM's newest installation is wired with at least 100,000 multi-colored LED bulbs that if stretched in a straight line equivalent to approximately 10 kilometers, or a distance between RWM and Greenhills making it arguably the brightest and longest lighted indoor corridor in the country.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Is Your Beauty Regimen Complete? Make it Happen with Proactiv Solution

Keeping your face clean and flawless may seem daunting to many or easy peasy to some.  But you see, it doesn't have to be complicated as many would have thought so.

Ensuring a glowing and youthful skin is just one word away, Proativ.

DOT 4A Honors Tourism Champions

Tourism icons of the Southern Tagalog region, outstanding tourism officers, and tourist destinations were feted at the 4th CALABARZON Tourism Summit spearheaded by the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region IV-A at The Bellevue Manila.

Monday, November 27, 2017

5 Best Resorts Around Bangalore International Airport

Cosmopolitan Bangalore, now known as Bengaluru, is considered to be one of the most developed and progressive cities in India. Blessed with a pleasant climate and a blend of old architecture with the modern metropolitan look, the city has an unending, growing need for dining, shopping, drinking, exploring, reading and so on. The weary traveler can mix with the locals at quirky cafes and independent craft beer joints, apart from enjoying the world-class sights of the lovely Cubbon Park and Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, surrounded by the Victorian-era architecture.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Fantasy Funfair at Resorts World Manila

It's that time of the year when the premier entertainment and tourism destination, Resorts World Manila (RWM), launches their annual Grand Fiesta Manila.

Together with VIP friends of RWM, media and mall-goers, we witnessed the kick off of Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 yesterday (November 23) at The Plaza in Newport Mall.

Amici, #BestWhenShared

Amici si nasce, non si diventa.
Above is a famous Italian quote which I saw painted on a wall in a restaurant, sometime during our trip to Verona.  In English, it's translated as "Friends are born, not made."

Since then, whenever I see an Amici branch, it reminds me of that quote, as "amici" means friends, plural for amica or amico, and it does not stop there, it reminded me as well of the aroma that permeated inside Italian "pizzerie" or pizza houses, the aroma of flatbreads being baked in stone or brick ovens, add to that the whiffs of herby and meaty aromas.

Oh dear, enough with the Italian words, let's go on and explore authentic Italian flavors appealing to the Filipino palate.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Quick-Easy Granola Recipe

This is a fool-proof yummy and healthy, easy to make a snack, for your any sugar binge moments, without feeling a bit guilty.

Granola can easily be likened to trail mix and muesli, having quite the same elements except it has oats and occasionally, flaxseed.  It is usually consumed as a breakfast or snack, however, it's best as a dessert as well top it with cold Greek yogurt and you'll be a happy bee!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Dégustation, The 17th Grand Wine Experience

You may consider efforts to address the dynamics of food and wine to be somewhat frivolous, and you certainly wouldn't be the only one to think so. I, however, beg to differ as do the Philippine Wine Merchants.  The term wine pairing was given light since time immemorial, but only a few get to experience it.  Now, foodies are more excited to tie the concept up to their habitual food-gathering and I'm loving the idea too.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Secret is Out: Corn Muffin Recipe of Kenny Roger's

After attending the launch of Healthy Options' Light Up Your Christmas Theme, I took myself on an organic splurge and brought home good ol' stuff from the baking aisle of Healthy Options in Shangri La Mall.

Gather at Home for the Holidays with UASHMAMA’s Distinctive Italian Style

Christmas table-setting incorporating the use of Uashmama paperbag.
Filipinos' tradition of coming together transcends all exterior expressions of the Christmas season.
Customary festive meals such as the Noche Buena and Media Noche are made meaningful by families and friends gathering together to partake of these feasts. It is a time when our people’s unparalleled hospitality can best be felt, not just by the food we serve, but also how the dining table looks when all of those holiday meals come to call.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hair Truths and Balayage Hairstyle at Arte Manila

At 40 I'm still learning new things, especially that times change so fast and trends just come and go. I'm not really into fashion or beauty, (thinking twice) or maybe I am, but I've not been vocal about it since I am too preoccupied with my family and my blogging.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Endless Kitchen Possibilities With Heritage Nuts and Dried Fruits

So my daughter just came in from school, and her welcome was, "Mom, why do you need to buy lots of nuts? Oh, I remember a joke!

Q: What do you call nuts on a wall?
A: Walnuts.
Q: What do you call nuts on your chest?
A: Chestnuts.
Q: What do you call nuts on your chin?"

She then stopped and said, "never mind, Mom."

I didn't quite get the last one, perhaps, you have an idea.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Promil Four Enheartens Parents to Nurture the Gift of Every Child

I believe that every individual is a treasure chest with jewels inside, and there are rather more of it than we can imagine. This jewels can just be hidden away or can be polished often making it more, and more brilliant after every polishing.  A child may or may not know yet these jewels inside of them, it will however manifest, but without proper stimulation or nutriment, it may become dull, or perhaps it might just not be discovered at all.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

RackShack, Racks for the Millenials

With (from left) Tina of and Michelle of

Who loves Racks? Now's the time to raise your hands.

We have loved Racks for years, it's undeniable, and I'm sure for Racks-lovers like me will get thrilled now that they have brought to life a new resto concept suited for today's vibe - Rackshack.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

P.F. Chang-inspired Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Red Cabbage Relish

Here is a quick and easy-to-do chicken recipe which can work well for a healthy rice meal or a filling snack.  If you're fond of P.F. Chang's, then you will love this blog post, as I try to experiment on a recipe I dug up from some magazine. 

What made me decide to this is remembering how I wanted to try P.F Chang eversince it opened up it's first branch in Alabang, and finding out about its closing without me even stepping into the restaurant.  Well, to be honest, I have never tried it! Not even their famous xia long bao served with a unique Filipino-taste black vinegar.

The Maya Kitchen Shares 3 Easy Recipes for Holiday Gifting

If there’s a whisk, there’s a way. Whether you’re baking to give or to sell, the holiday season is a great time to showcase your skills. Baked treats make for personal and less expensive gift ideas and a great business opportunity for aspiring bakers of all ages.  So, get ready to make this Christmas the tastiest and most memorable one yet with festive holiday recipes from The Maya Kitchen.

For a kick to any Christmas spread, whip up a cheesy Jalapeño Dip. Who knew a mixture of pickled jalapeños with loads of cheddar cheese could be an excellent gift idea? Pour it in a colorful canister and chill for the dip to firm up. You can even serve it as an appetizer with nacho chips or crostinis.

Spook Treats for Tricksters

The most thrilling time of the year is just around the corner: the hunt for the perfect costume is on, jack-o-lanterns adorn every nook and cranny, and store shelves are stocked with every kind of candy imaginable. But this year, why not take your Halloween game to the next level and whip up your own ghoulish goodies?

The Maya Kitchen shares some easy tricks for crafting spooky treats that the whole family will enjoy making—and eating!

Kiss the Tiramisu, Would You?

A pretty young lady tells of a story about her first kiss in Korea.  It was on her tour on the country when she found this seemingly dessert place being lined up with people.  At first she thought why would people line up for an ice cream, but she gave in and there she had her first kiss, a kiss she couldn't forget, that very first try and fell in love with.