Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Sam Pinto at the Axe Anarchy Raid

Who wants to be frisked and handcuffed by the arresting Sam Pinto at the Axe Anarchy Raid? Get arrested by Sam Pinto and other sexy ladies at the Axe Anarchy Raid! 
Axe launches new Axe Anarchy For Him & Her with 100 of the Philippines’ sexiest women.

Axe fragrance lets both men and women experience the “Axe effect” with Axe Anarchy, its newest his and hers fragrance. The universal result, characterized by a magnetically strong attraction, will be put to the ultimate test during its launch at an insanely hot cops and robbers game ¾ the Axe Anarchy Raid!

The Axe Anarchy Raid will have 100 men and 100 women in police costumes enforcing sexy on the streets of Eastwood Mall with their disarming physiques and arresting booties. Leading the list of this season’s Axe Anarchy girls is sizzling hot Kapuso star Sam Pinto. The Pinoy Big Brother Alumna is everywhere these days, landing endorsement deals for iconic brands and leading roles in popular shows. Crowned as the sexiest woman in the world by FHM in 2011, Sam Pinto is set to unleash uncontrollable attraction at the much-anticipated Axe Anarchy Raid. 

Other fiercely hot females expected to sport Axe Police Department badges are Bianca King, Kylie Padilla, Sarah Lahbati, Maegan Young, Lou Young, Gwen Zamora, Ryza Cenon, Chariz Solomo, Steff Prescott, Stephanie Henares, and Vaness Del Moral.

With nearly 100 lovely ladies rounding out the list and two million pesos at stake, do guys need any more convincing to join the Axe Anarchy Raid? Check out or #AxeAnarchyManila on Twitter for more details and stay tuned for more updates on the lust-worthy list.

Greenwich Snack n' Sip

Who's watching a movie with their family and friends?
Match the fun with Greenwich Snack n' Sip for P49 per cup only! 

It has a medium-sized drink with medium Pizza Fries or Onion Rings by your choice.
This is a great idea and convenient too for moviegoers while watching a movie.  
S o head into Greenwich before you queue and buy your movie tickets.

BINALOT Festival Mall is now OPEN!

We were invited to attend yesterday the grand opening of Binalot at the Festivall Mall Alabang yesterday. We were asked to be at the venue around 9am but since I know Festivall Mall opens at 10am so we left our home at 9am and arrived at 10:15am which is just the right time.

Binalot Banner

We were walking at the carpark going to the entrance of Festivall Mall when we saw the Binalot Mascot, Mang Bina together with the media men and other people. They stopped for a little while at the carpark to shoot a segment for Franchise TV so we had the chance to take photos before they entered the mall. 

Catherine's first time in Alabang

Binalot President, Franchisee, Binalot Mascot, Emcee at the carpark

Balloon releasing as part of the grand opening
Sophia with Binalot mascot
Cathy with Binalot mascot

After our picture-taking, we went in the mall and headed into the Foodcourt of Festival Mall. The Binalot guys and staffs were just right behind us so we were in the right track.

Binalot @Festival Mall Foodcourt

Binalot opened its 40th branch, its one of the franchise branches. 
Binalot has 5 company owned branches. The Binalot mascot is called as Mang Bina.  
The Binalot President, Rommel Juan was also present at the opening. Binalot is a Filipino restaurant owned company.

Binalot president and Binalot mascot

The event started with the ribbon cutting together with the Binalot President, the Binalot Franchisee John and his wife, and the Festival Mall owner.

Ribbon cutting

There was also a blessing during the grand opening event. 
We also participated in the candle lighting at the blessing.

Binalot Blessing

Sophie during blessing

Cathy during blessing

After the blessing, there was a pasabog of candies and coins as part of the blessing tradition. 
I also joined the pasabog, I got candies and coins with me. It was a handful of candies.

Blessing and "pasabog"
I find it amusing that they also have the Panatang Makabinalot
Its like the counter part of the Panatang Makabayan.  Joy Fabian (Marketing Manager of Binalot) recited the Panatang Makabinalot during the event.

Panatang Makabinalot

Joy reciting the Panatang Makabinalot

There was also a toast of red wine. It was a toast for the success of the opening event.

Let's toast for success!
After the wine toast, the emcee announced that we can start to eat and avoid starving. 
There were a lot of food for everyone. The Binalot favorites were served in bilao which were:
Bistik Walastik, Tapa Rap Sarap, Pork Bongga Longganisa, Is That You Pork BBQ, 
No Bones Daing na Bangus, Itlog na Maalat at Kamatis, and Pancit Canton.

Binalot favorites in bilao

My plate with Binalot food
We also had the chance to had a pose together with the Binalot president and Binalot franchisee. There were only 4 food bloggers who attended the event since its a bit far. We live in Sampaloc, Manila but I know an accessible way going to Alabang so distance is not a problem to us. We were also asked by Joy Fabian (Marketing Manager of Binalot)  where do we live and they were surprised to know that we go the extra mile for the grand opening of Binalot at the Festivall Mall Alabang. 

Binalot President, Franchisee, Binalot Mascot with bloggers

We had the chance to speak personally to the Binalot President, Rommel Juan. 
He mentioned how Binalot created livelihood to the people in Nagcarlan, Laguna wherein they cut the banana leaves for Binalot. He also invited us to join him the next time he will be going there. He is a great guy with a good heart :)

Everyone enjoying Binalot food

The administration staffs of the Festivall Mall were also invited during the opening so there was a long queue yesterday for the food. It was a great food event! 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Globe Tattoo's iPad3 Launch Party

Globe Tattoo the country's 1# Broadband officially launched the new iPad3 last May 29 at the Exchange Plaza, Ayala Triangle, Makati City.  The launch party was attended by media men, tech geeks and bloggers.

iPad3 Model

Me and my blogger friend arrived exactly at 6pm, just in time for the cocktails. 
Their food caterer was Bizu Patisserrie. We were also entertained by a group of musicians. 
I enjoyed the cocktail so much and satisfied as well.


Exactly at 8pm when the party started. There were dancers wearing in leather and outrageous costumes during the opening of the launch party. The other dancers behind the glass room were also dancing with lights on their hands.


Dancing with lights

The event was highligthed by the iPad3 Ambassadors namely: Miggy Chavez of Chicosci, Georgina Wilson, Mark Macanas of TechPinas, Cecile Van Straten of Chuvaness, Tim Yap, BJ Pascual, Charina Sarte and the stunning beauty - Georgina Wilson. 

iPad Ambassadors

Georgina Wilson

We got the chance to meet and greet the celebrity ambassadors along with having the chance to explore the latest iPad3 in this awesome and funky glassroom

iPad Glassroom

Globe now offers iPad3 bundled with unbeatable plans and exciting freebies! 
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SumoSam Gateway Grand Opening

SumoSam opened yesterday its 11th branch in Gateway Mall Cubao. This restaurant company is in the business for 2 years now and has been expanding rapidly. Owned by actor/endorser/chef Marvin Agustin. Sumosam is a fine dining sit-down restaurant that offers big servings of Japanese cuisine. In correlation to the event, it was covered by the traditional media and food bloggers were also invited as well.

The interior decorations of the restaurant is modern and contemporary but the colors are mostly red and black which are my favorite colors.

Each one of us were served with our choice of drinks either Red Iced Tea or Green Iced Tea. Majority of the food bloggers has chosen Red Ice Tea. Red is for fearless :)
The event started with a short talk from the restaurateur Marvin Agustin. Wherein he has discussed the short history and development of his business. As part of the grand opening in most events there are ribbon-cutting but in SumoSam it was sushi-cutting which is the highlight of the event  :) 
After the sushi-cutting, we have proceeded to our lunch since almost everyone is starting to get hungry especially myself that I didn't eat breakfast. As a start, from appetizers to main dishes and desserts, it was served to us in chronological order as it should be. 

Hot Prawn Salad is a cold salad with lettuce icebergs, fried prawns, mango balls, walnuts and topped with Asian salad dressing. It has a sweet and spicy taste that we love.
Spicy Tuna Salad has fresh tuna bits, lettuce icebergs, croutons and Thousand Island dressing. This salad was spicy but not really interesting.

Yakisoba is a famous Japanese stir-fried noodles with beef strips and vegetables. 
We love this noodle dish :)

Sashimi Platter  was served with slices of raw Tuna and Pink Salmon with lemon and wasabi on the side. My sisters are not a fan of raw fish but for the first time they have appreciated it. Its one of the favorites from the group.

Japanese Fried Rice served in a big bowl that's good for 3-4 persons depending on their appetite. Most of us didn't eat rice since there are other dishes to be served to us.

Ebi Tempura is made from Tiger Prawns cooked with batter and bread crumbs served with tempura sauce on the side as a dip. My sister's favorite :)

Vegetable Tempura this is good for vegans and to those whom are allergic to seafood. 

Chicken Teriyaki made from boneless chicken breast and cooked into perfection. Served with a sweet and tangy sauce, topped with sesame seeds and leeks. Even I'm allergic to chicken, I couldn't resist myself but to taste this dish and I have no regrets :)

Pork Gyoza also our favorite so after our group we consumed this, I took more of this since I haven't eat yet and its already gone.

Assorted Sushi: California Maki, Dynamite Roll and Tuna Sushi

My sister Cathy and her boyfriend Alfred during lunch at the grand opening event.

Beef Yakiniku was served to us a little bit late when everybody was almost full so this dish wasn't really consumed at all but that's okay since I have the chance to take it home.

The last but not the least, the Fresh Fruit Platter was served to us as our desserts. It was handcrafted into beautiful carvings from oranges, ripe mangoes, bananas, red apples, watermelon and grapes. 

SumoSam also have gift certificates that you can give as a gift to your family and friends especially if they are into Japanese food. 
This was our first time in SumoSam and our experience was great. The food and service were excellent. We will certainly go back and dine in SumoSam in the near future.

SumoSam also has other branches in these locations: Shangri-La, Marquee, TriNoma,  Solenad 2 Nuvali, Greenbelt 3, Abreeza Davao, Ayala Center Cebu, Gateway Mall, SM Megamall, Rockwell, Granada, Subic Harbor Point 

Level 1, GatewayMall, Araneta Center, Quezon City
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