Wednesday, April 25, 2018

West Town's Coffee Puts Value in Reliving Coffee Tradition

With the rise of the third wave coffee trend in the country, there is a shining future for our coffee industry, however, while coffee  business is growing, coffee farming locally is not given the proper recognition. Less and less Filipino farmers are into coffee planting or sustaining coffee farms, while the demand is on rise, our supply is insufficient.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Artsy Easter at Buddha Bar

April 1, Easter Sunday, probably one of the days when traveling or taking a cab from our place to Kalayaan Ave., in Makati was a breeze.

It is probably the last Easter kiddie party or event my youngest daughter would have attended.

Buddha Bar was kind enough to invite us to their Easter event where families with kids gathered to savor a buffet spread made only for that day and made sure the place was welcoming enough for the kids.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Making Your Tap Water the Purest and Cleaner with IVO

What if you have a device at home where you can easily have the cleanest, purest water with the turn of the tap?

You might say, "that's impossible," as Manila's water can be so dirty and might have millions of pollutants and toxins in it.  

What if I say it's now possible.  Well, it has been since the launching of Torayvino in the market two years ago, many homes have been given safe water from their own faucet.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Artheraphy, To Remind Us of the TRUTH!

Long, long time ago, after attending an event near E. Rod., I came across this cute coffee shop as I waiting for a cab ride.  It was on a rush hour so I had to just ask my husband to pick me up as it was hard to get a ride.  As I was waiting for him, I took shelter at this cute coffee shop, with a Biblical verse as if trying to invite me in.

Loving Veggies at the National Food Fair

Sitaw guisado, kare-kareng gulay, barbecue salad- these were just some of the appetizing vegetable dishes served by Mama Sita’s during the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair held last March 14-18 at the Mega Trade Hall. Emphasizing the need for cooking and eating healthy, Mama Sita's showcased delicious and nutritious examples of homecooked meals in their 7-day menu incorporating various locally available vegetables. The menu was designed to encourage families to include more vegetables in their daily meals for a healthier lifestyle.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Create New Happiness with RWM's Mobile Companion

Something really exciting happened in my mobile just recently, I discovered that life is getting easier and easier by the minute, only if you are "in the know." This meant that being aware of what our favorite companies have been kindling up to serve their customers better, you still are ahead of the
times, therefore, making it easy to design a lifestyle that fits you.

Well, I'm talking about Resort's World Manila's newly updated mobile and online application. Resorts World Manila (RWM), the Philippines’ first integrated resort, is bringing the concept of seamless integration to your fingertips with its latest updates on the RWM Mobile Companion app, which can be downloaded for free on the AppStore and GooglePlay.

Shangri La Plaza's Exciting Offers for a Quality Family Time This Summer

We know how Filipinos love hanging out at malls to escape the scorching city heat and Shang loves having everyone around, that's why they have lined up fun activities for the kids and kids-at-heart.

Get ready to explore and discover Shang's Summer Safari and takethe perfect selfie against floating islands, colorful vines and palm trees, and larger than life lions, elephants, zebras,giraffes and flamingos.  Coz yes nothing like vibrant pink hues of flamingos at the mall.

Getting ready to hang out at Shang? Then start mapping out their itinerary for a fun-filled family day out.

I was blessed enough to be amongst moms and their kids who got to try an eventful day at Shang, so I can share with you the experience, for you to recreate with your kids.

How about starting out with the family's fave summer snack, ice cream.  Stopover at Joseph's Craft Ice Cream and watch how they whip up their artisan ice cream using liquid nitrogen.  Tried their Organic Vanilla Bean and it sure did worked up an appetite for fun!  Other unique  specialties are Bacon, Crisps and Coffee Latte.

Right across is Mr. Franks.  Load up on cheese nachos, yummy hotdogs garnished with lovely extras!

Or how about some corn dogs?

My kids grew up roaming Shang the more fun way - Shang Express, like a choo-choo ride around Shangrila.  Did you know that you and your child can have FREE rides at the Shang Express?  For a minimum single receipt purchase worth P500, your child can get access on the ride.

What can brighten up every child's visit to the mall, you ask?  Let's spell it!


Build City at Level 4 of the Main Wing is a haven for little engineers, aspiring architects and builders.  They can have free play as well with LEGO bricks on a table while still deciding what toy to take home with.

Another giggly voice from behind as we head on to Animaland also at Level 4 pf the Main Wing. 
Let me share you a video of what this cute stall is all about.

If the still have lots of energies in them, make sure to include a visit to Kidzoona, an educational entertainment center where kids can develop communication skills and stimulate motor abilities through play, specially in the ball pit.

Shangri Mall awaits!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

BAKE Cheese Tart, A Welcome Delight from Hokkaido

It's true that Japan holds the magic to lure tourists,  especially during spring, making it a dream destination for many.  While Japan goes into a craze each spring, gathering millions of people catching a glimpse of the elusive cherry blossom -traditionally known as Sakura, it's also when the tourist would flock famous pastry shops and savor the fine food Japan could offer.

Awesome Summer Parties by Jet 7 Bistro Catering

World Food Expo catered by Jet 7 Bistro Catering

As summer approaches, planned reunion events with friends abound. From beach parties to swimming parties at country clubs (or even at home), spending time with the people we care about is always the best way to de-stress, but let’s be honest here – the food served is also a huge factor!

When it comes to food preparations, Jet 7 Bistro Catering is here to help! They are an experienced catering service and have been the go-to for many companies around the metro. They are easy to contact and even easier to book – so hassle-free! Getting Jet 7 Bistro Catering for your celebration is efficient because you’d have more time to plan other aspects of your party – you don’t have to worry about the food anymore, they got it covered for you!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Growing Your Own Food from Seed

Some of us have a primal urge to get back to our roots and learn how to become more self-sufficient. Others are content to go to the grocery store and purchase fruits, vegetables, and other unhealthy processed foods at the checkout line. Still, others want to be able to take the seeds that create life, plant them into the ground, and ultimately have a harvest of great tasting fruits and veggies that they can eat all year long and share with family and friends.