Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Family Congress 2012

Are you unhappy with your current job, your relationships, and your life achievements? 
Do you feel like you're running out of time or getting left behind with career or in your relationships?
Having difficulty understanding your wife, husband, teen son or teen daughter? 
Or plainly, you'd like to strengthen the bond of your family members. Then, this seminar is for you - Family Congress: Building the Filipino Family.

Registration Fee is P1,500, inclusive of seminar fee, meals and freebies from partners and sponsors. To save more, invite your friends or officemates and get Group Rate: Buy 6 and get 1 Free!
To register, call: (02)5790100 or (0917)8972903 or (0922)2521896
Email: familycongress@gmail.com
Facebook:  Family-Congress



Discover how to eat healthier with Chef Sau Del Rosario.

Rustan's and Philips invite you to experience how to USE AIR to FRY FOOD with the Philips Airfryer by joining the workshop this Thursday, August 2 from 3 to 5PM at the Home section (3rd floor) of Rustan's Shangri-La, Edsa Shangri-La. Plus get a 50% off on the Philips Airfryer on August 2 only!

RSVP : Trisha - 8905003, Rica - 0917-8405441

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jessica Sanchez: The Ultimate Jessica Sanchez Skype Party

Pinoy BluJays! Here's the moment you've been waiting for! Join us on Sunday, July 29, 2012, 10AM at the SM Megamall Event Center for THE ULTIMATE JESSICA SANCHEZ SKYPE PARTY!

Yes, this is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! See her on the big screen as she sees her fans from the Philippines all in one venue for the first time! She will be expecting you so show your love and support, BluJays!

But wait, there's MORE! If you want to be one of the lucky fans to be able to ask Jessica questions, WIN BIG PRIZES, make sure to buy your Jessica Sanchez American Idol Season 11 Highlights album ONLY at Astroplus! (If you have already bought yours, please make sure to bring your receipt ONLY from Astroplus/Astrovision!)

More information about the album here: http://on.fb.me/Ma3pos

See you at the party! ;)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Impact: A Personality Development Workshop

Bloggers, fresh graduates and working professionals, this is for you.   
Bloggers can use these skills in meeting advertisers and brand people.   
If you're an employee right now and wanted to be promoted soon to the corporate ladder, you need to attend this workshop!

If you're interested in joining Impact: A Personality Development Workshop 

Please register here http://manilaworkshops.com/pages/2012-08-impact.html

Dog Food Drive

CARA Welfare Phils - "Compassion And Responsibility for Animals"  is need of dog food donations for the 170 surviving Laguna Pit Bulls. They rely on dog food donations from the public to feed and sustain the health of these rescued dogs. Please consider donating. Any brand and amount is appreciated. 

Please refer to the poster below for drop-off details.

CARA Welfare Phils - "Compassion And Responsibility for Animals"

CARA was formed in the year 2000 by a dedicated group of animal lovers determined to help the plight of animals in the Philippines. We are a non-profit, non-government organization (managed entirely by volunteers) advocating animal welfare.
* educate the public on animal welfare
* promote compassion for animals and responsible pet ownership
* address animal cruelty and abuse
* effectively control street animal overpopulation


CARA Welfare Phils - "Compassion And Responsibility for Animals"

Address: 2365 Singalong Street , Malate, Manila 

Landline number: +63 2 353-3381

Email address: info@caraphil.org

Website: http://www.caraphil.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CARAPhil/info


Monday, July 23, 2012

KPOP: 3rd Annual KPOP and Culture Festival

KPOP AND CULTURE FEST is organized by KFEST Manila Events Management, who also brought a successful series of Korean Pop Culture Events in the country promoting Korean Culture Awareness and Influence.

First held in August 8, 2010, the first ever convention in the Philippines celebrating Filipinos fandom to Korean popular music, fashion and culture hit success and have gathered almost 5,000 attendees filling Megatrade Hall 1 of SM Megamall almost to its capacity. Since then, and because for its unique character and innovative segments, K-POP AND CULTURE FEST became the biggest Hallyu Festival celebrated in the Philippines.

This colorful and exciting festival is not only an opportunity to fans to enjoy their fandom by purchasing K-Pop merchandise or taking part in exciting competitions, it's also a chance to connect and make friends making it an edifying celebration of cultural exchange and diversity, as well as a fun, exciting event of good music and rich culture affirming cultural closeness between the two countries.

On July 29, 2012, from the team that brought you the most attended and biggest K-POP event of 2011—KPOP NATION and the only Hallyu Cosplay themed event in the world—KFEST Cosplay Convention, will bring you again, on its 3rd year, the biggest Hallyu Festival celebrated in the country—KPOP AND CULTURE FEST 3. Happening in Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall from 10AM – 9PM.

Mezza Norte: Foodie Adventures From North to South!

If you want to indulge in your culinary cravings this weekend, you’re in luck! The Mezza Norte night food market opens in Quezon City on Thursday and the Ulimate Taste Test holds its ninth round in Alabang on Sunday!

From the same organizers of the popular Mercato Centrale food market in Bonifacio Global City, Mezza Norte in UP-AyalaLand Technohub along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City brings together the best in home-cooked foods and pastry and dessert finds that the North has to offer, along with your Mercato Centrale favorite food stands! Mezza Norte opens on Thursday (July 26) and will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm to 3:00am.

Organized by Anton Diaz, the man behind the popular food and travel blog www.OurAwesomePlanet.com, the Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 is an opportunity to try out and personally critique different specialty foods and new or soon-to-be-launched dishes straight from the kitchens of up and coming and popular food entrepreneurs from all over Metro Manila. 

Among the winners of the previous Ultimate Taste Tests are Dulcelin Gourmet specialties, Supreme Brazo, Angus Beef Tapa, Risa Chocolates, Carmen’s Best Artisan Ice Cream and Merry Moo Premium Ice Cream.  The Ultimate Taste Test Version 9.0 will be on Sunday (July 26) starting 6:00pm at the Soderno Night Food Market in Molito Commercial Center, corners of Madrigal and Commerce (in front of Alabang Town Center), Alabang.

If you are interested to enter your food and/or drink product/s in the Ultimate Taste Test, please contact rache@diaz.ph or 09175318949.

Cosmestics: Disadvantages to the Women's Body

Are you a kikay girl? 
Maybe you should know what those cosmetics are made up of and what will it bring into your body?!  I don't want to make any women get scared with this post but I am spreading awareness.

Every woman has her own vanity. There's nothing wrong with that. Most woman what to make themselves beautiful for herself and for others. You just need to be careful. How?!
Use organic or vegan cosmetic products, these kind of products are widely available these days and many people opted to use products that has natural and organic ingredients. 

It is still better to use less cosmetics. When I was younger, I always put make-up as early as a high school student. Nowadays, I'm on my early 30's now and I seldom put make-up on my face since most foundations I have used clog my pores and develop into pimples. Less make-up is best as it will make you look more natural and younger in the same time.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

THE SEXY CHEF: Spa Catering (Sparty)

Sparty (Spa Party) Catering By The Sexy Chef… 
Perfect for small gatherings such as birthday parties, bridal showers and any other occasion where you want good finger food that’s affordable and healthy. Let your favorite spa pamper your guests while The Sexy Chef tickles their palate with mouth-watering offerings such as refreshing fruit-shakes, hummus and pita bread, tangerine sesame malunggay noodles, kani and cucumber sandwiches, California maki pinwheels and much more! 

I have mentioned The Sexy Chef Catering in my other blog post since they were the food caterer to us during the Gandang Ricky Reyes Salon: Bloggers Spa Party

You can choose from their existing menus or if needed, The Sexy Chef can customize a special menu to suit your taste and budget.

Menu A
  • Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Tangy Lime Dipping Sauce
  • Miso Marinated Fish Kebab
  • Crab and Mango Salad with Oriental Dressing
  • Jap Chae (Stir-fried Korean Noodles)
  • Pandan or Lemongrass Iced Tea
  • Assorted Pastries
Menu B
  • California Maki Pinwheels with Japanese Mayo Dip
  • Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
  • Thai Minced Chicken in Lettuce Leaves
  • Stir-fried Malunggay Noodles
  • Pandan or Lemongrass Iced Tea
  • Assorted Pastries
Menu C
  • Mini Meatballs in Rich Tomato Sauce
  • Assorted Crostinis
  • Chicken Burger Sliders
  • Pad Thai Stir Fried Noodles
  • Pandan or Lemongrass Iced tea
  • Assorted Pastries

The Sexy Chef has a wide variety of food and diet programs that anybody can choose from such as:
  • Cohen
  • Back to Balance
  • Eat Clean Detox Plan
  • Fat Burn
  • Bridal Packages
  • Anti-Plateau Diet
  • HCG
  • Body After Baby
  • Health for Two
  • Sugar Buster
  • Pounds Away
  • South Beach

*Minimum of 10 Pax per Package

The Sexy Chef Catering
Phone numbers: 721-8881 / 721-7399

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dog & Cat Expo 2012

Who's excited to bring along their furry friends in Pet Express' first ever Dog and Cat Expo? We can't wait to see you all on July 28 to 29, 2012  at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia. Lot of freebies also await the guests!

Please see the list below for the lineup of activities during the 2-day expo.  
Check out the activities posted below. You can attend all activities or just drop in whenever you want. See you all at Pet Express Dog and Cat Expo! =)

Schedule of Activities- DAY 1
10:00 AM Open Registration
10:30 AM Opening Remarks
11:00 AM Pedigree Game
1:00 PM Good Boy- “Trivia Tidbits” Game
1:30 PM SAWS- Intro + Game
2:00 PM Royal Canin- Fun Games
2:30 PM PAWS- Intro + Game
3:00 PM ALPO “Bone Apetit”
3:30 PM Friskies “Cats on Purr-ade”
4:00 PM WAHL “Grooming Wizards of Oz”

Schedule of Activities- DAY 2
10:00 AM Open Registration
10:15 AM Opening Remarks
10:30 AM Sunday Pet Brunch Buffet/Games
1:00 PM Good Boy- “Trivia Tidbits” Games
1:30 PM AKF- Intro + Game
2:00 PM I.R.O.- Intro + Game
2:30 PM CARA- Intro + Game + Activities
3:00 PM ALPO “Bone Apetit”
3:30 PM Friskies “Cats on Purr-ade”
4:00 PM Philippine Siberian Husky Club Inc. - Dog Pack Walk (MOA al fresco area)
5:00 PM Carl de Leon Dog Training Exhibition- Sport (Mondio Ring)

About the Activities:

Bone Appetit” by ALPO (DAY 1+2)
Be your dog's sous chef for the day. Participants will be challenged to create a nutritious tasty meal for their dogs using ALPO.

Cats on Purr-ade” by Friskies (DAY 1+2)
Showcase your cat's frisky characteristics on the runway. Participants will be invited to show off their cat's uniqueness be letting them join a parade.

Trivia Tidbits” by Good Boy (DAY 1+2)
Correctly answer trivia questions about dogs and win instant prizes.

Grooming Wizards of Oz” Grooming Exhibition (DAY 1)
Get valuable tips and tricks from our world-class dog grooming gurus. 

Grooming Wizards of Oz
Professional groomers from Australia, Sharon Hall and Deborah Ryan, will talk about their take on the pet grooming industry, international grooming standards, and how to apply and professionalize the grooming industry in the Philippines.

Live Breed Grooming Demo
Grooming Wizards will show the proper way of grooming.

Tools of the Trade
How to use and maximize grooming tools in a professional level. Wahl grooming tools product sampling and tutorial.

Ask the Pros
Question and answer portion.

Dog Pack Walk by Philippines Husky Club Inc.  (DAY 2)
Pack your furry tails and prepare to meet new dogs and fellow dog lovers. All breeds are invited to this dog walking activity in Mall of Asia.

Sunday Brunch Pet Buffet (DAY 2)
Greet the day with a smorgasboard of flavors for every breed. Pet food and treats.

Dog Training Exhibition - Sport (DAY 2)
Training exhibition by renowned dog trainer, Carl de Leon, on Dog Sport Training (Mondio Ring).

Spotted Dog Public Art Installation (DAY 1 & 2)
Grab a spot in the giant canine canvas and be a part of this public art installation. The expo participant gets to stick a spot on the dog. All expo attendees get to contribute to art and to a worthy cause (proceeds go to PAWS). The entire creative process will be documented in time-lapse photography. Time-lapse video will be uploaded on the Pet Express website for viewing. Prizes will be raffled off every hour, for those who stuck a spot on Spot! ;)

The entrance for the event is absolutlely free but there will be registration on the site and you can also pre-register online ahead of time thorugh this linkhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG9mNHJZYWNIbkNfdEZpbTNLNFIwVVE6MQ

Gandang Ricky Reyes Salon: Bloggers Spa Party

Last July 9 morning, I joined the other bloggers for the spa party at Gandang Ricky Reyes Salon. We were a total of 14 bloggers whom were there, a mixed of guys and girls. We were given a makeover, yours truly by Mother Ricky Reyes.

Going to the GRR (Gandang Ricky Reyes) Salon was not a hassle to me since it is situated along Aurora Boulevard in San Juan and near the J. Ruiz LRT 2 Station. I think this branch is the flagship salon of Ricky Reyes though I am not sure but most of his salons are inside the malls and not as big as this one.

GRR Salon offers a lot of to offer from beauty services and beauty products for your hair, facial, manicure & pedicure and some spa services. GRR Salon has this tagline "Gandang Salon."

The event was hosted by the salon owner himself, Ricky Reyes and Rachel Alejandro, co-owner of Sexy Chef Catering. GRR has partnered with Sexy Chef Catering for everybody's special occassion needs -  a spa party or sparty for short. You can have your sparty at the GRR Salon and have a great food in the same time from Sexy Chef Catering. Whether its a get-together party, despedida party, office party, shower party or family party. 

I have heard very much of the Sexy Chef while I was still living in Makati 6 years ago. 
Rachel Alejandro is really sexy personally so the name fits for her ;)
The Sexy Chef has a wide variety of food and diet programs that anybody can choose from such as:
  • Cohen
  • Back to Balance
  • Eat Clean Detox Plan
  • Fat Burn
  • Bridal Packages
  • Anti-Plateau Diet
  • HCG
  • Body After Baby
  • Health for Two
  • Sugar Buster
  • Pounds Away
  • South Beach
After the talk and introduction from the hosts, the makeover  has started. They check first the condition of our scalp with a scanner if its scaly, dull, or falling hair so that they can advice us whats the proper treatment for our hair. They also check our skin type of our face, they told me that I have blackheads as being shown to me and the other bloggers on their computer. Mother Ricky advise that I should get highlights and hair booster treatment for my hair, facial spa and haircut. 
We headed into the shampoo area wherein every blogger's hair was washed before anything else then blowdried. Some bloggers got highlights like me, some don't to those who has colored hair already. I like the ambiance of GRR Salon. Its very elegant and modern. 
I feel like I'm a princess treated for a day while I was there during the makeover. 
Shampoo Area
Foot Spa Area

We were also treated to a healthy lunch courtesy of the Sexy Chef. The food looks so good and tempting for everyone's eyes but the Sexy Chef noted that the food they cooked and served are usually healthy - high fiber and low in calories so you don't need to suffer even if you're on a diet and trying to lose weight.

These are just the appetizers and dessert. Now let me show you the main course. 
They don't just look good, it tastes really good too :)
Jap Chae (Stir-Fried Korean Noodles)
Miso Marinated Fish Kebab
Vegetable Crudite with Cashew Cheese Dip
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
I really enjoyed the food that I want the Sexy Chef to be my caterer on my wedding day and other events.  After my highlights and lunch, the salon staff gave me a dry back massage then next was my Facial Spa. She was very good in doing it and has made me relaxed, I fell asleep while she was doing facial on me. (Sorry I forgot her name).
Facial Spa Area
When I woke up (I don't know how long I was sleeping), the salon girl fixed my hair so she washed it again then blowdried. My hair has streaks of highlights which was nice and not disturbing. Ricky Reyes cut my hair afterwards.  The result? you'll be the judge.
Ricky Reyes is like my fairy godmother!  :)

I'm very happy and satisfied after the makeover. My face has become 20% lighter than and my hair has no fly-away like before. When my friends saw me, they were surprised and they said that my face looks radiant and glowing.  I will definitely go back and recommend GRR Salon to my friends.

I also got to chance to take home some of  Ricky Reyes products like Energizing Malunggay Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-On Hair Conditioner Spray then some IDC beauty products from Canada like IDC Hydra Seal Mositurizer (cream jar) and IDC Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Serum (bottle)

The event was pre-recorded and aired on TV this morning at Life & Style with Ricky Reyes on QTV11. Too bad I wasn't able to watch it since I woke up late because of the cold weather and typhoon though some friends has watched it. Thank you Sexy Chef for the hearty lunch during the sparty. Thank you very much Ricky Reyes for my makeover :)

Gandang Ricky Reyes Salon
Address: 172 Aurora Boulevard, San Juan 
Phone number: 725-4959

The Sexy Chef Catering
Phone numbers: 721-8881 / 721-7399

IDC Skin Care Products 
(Integral Dermo Correction- Canada)