Saturday, July 31, 2010

Nestle Premium Dairy Infinite Chocolate

Infinite Chocolate PhP25

I buy one bottle of Nestle Premium Dairy Infinite Chocolate every time I go the supermarket. And place it inside the freezer for an hour or two then drink up! yummy and deliciously creamy at the same time!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nail Polish Lovin': Nail Art 1

Thursday is nail polish day! Because of the number coding that we have here in this country, I seldom go out on Thursday lest I want to get caught in a traffic and get a violation if I was still out in the street by 3pm. 

So, what to do on a boring day like this? Paint my nails, what else? lol

A Kanebo makeover at SM Sta Mesa

My visit: July 29, 2010

Kanebo
SM Sta. Mesa

The make over was not planned. My mom and I always make sure to pass by the Kanebo counter to inquire when the next SM 3 day sale would be. The ever pleasing Leslie was at the counter and she warmly greeted us and answer our questions about the sunblocks available. 

with Leslie, make up artist/ sales representative at the Kanebo counter

Sherpani Pinot Reversible

My visit: July 27, 2010

Primer Annual Bodega Sale
State Center
Binondo

My BFF and I were at the State Center around 11am for the Primer Annual sale. I was really looking forward to buy my first pair of Sanuk because I know that's it's on 50% off. I don't really like it but if its on sale and if the shoe fits, I might change my mind ; p

Monday, July 26, 2010

Winner of 1 Adidas Zakumi 22cm 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa mascot

Zakumi

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Training Video Shoot... an experience!

I was invited by my friend, KC, for a training video shoot. Basically, it's an improvement to the storyboard that I am used to because animation will be added during post production. Correct me if I am wrong, story boards are used as a guide for the client to visualized the campaign that the agency is trying to deliver. 

4 girls with our Artee Teehankee-creative director/videographer and Richard Estuesta, our producer/director

Ibayo by Barrio Fiesta

My event: July 21, 2010

Ibayo by Barrio Fiesta
Bldg. G Unit 7-8
San Miguel by the Bay
Seaside Brgy 76
SM Bay City Central Business Park 1A
Pasay City
09065002782

If you are in my age group, you probably would have heard of Barrio Fiesta, a restaurant frequented by families when special occasions arises. Now, three generations later, brothers Tyrone and Tristan Ongpauco decided to create a bistro style restaurant located in San Miguel by the Bay called IBAYO. Ibayo is a local term for "the next town". The restaurant wanted to have a signature of its own yet it also wanted to retain its classic favorite. Thus, making this a classic Filipino dining experience with a modern twist!




Last Wednesday, I was one of the bloggers who, luckily, was invited to taste Ibayo. 

Here are the feast that fellow bloggers and I were able to partake of:

 Ibayo Firesticks 

This appetizer was served first and it's really good! I love the cheese and the "hot" sauce combined!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Find: Chicken Charlie

My visit: July 17, 2010

592A NS Amoranto St.
cor. Banawe, QC
7423333

Whenever there is a new restaurant sprouting in Banawe area, you can be sure that it will be caught by DH's eagle eye. He made sure that we will dine in Chicken Charlie once it's construction is finished. 

And so last Saturday, after having lunch at the newly opened Icebergs, we went to Chicken Charlie for dinner. 


It's quite a small restaurant that can seat approximately 10 people. There are pictures on the wall that could entice you to order more and that's what we did!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cinnamon Raisins Bagel and Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese

 Village Gourmet Freshly Baked Cinnamon Raisins Bagels


Kraft Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese

Here's how to enjoy your bagel with cream cheese on top:

Slice the bagel into half
Put in an oven for 5 minutes until warm
spread Philadelphia Cream Cheese on top

Enjoy your breakfast!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Give Away: New Best Ever Sunsilk for Expert- Touched Hair


And as promised, you can win the complete line of the New Best Ever Sunsilk for Expert- Touched Hair!

Raffle: Adidas Zakumi 22cm 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa mascot

PhP895

I know it's a bit late. The excitement has mellowed down. But just in case you still want to own this stuff toy, now is your chance!

Nail Polish Lovin': Bobbie Mistle Toe Kiss Glaze Premium Nail Creme

8ml toxin- free nail polish

Yup, Green is my color for now!

Sunsilk Co- Creations Behind the Scenes

Some of the snap shots I took at the Sunsilk Co- Creations Media Launch last July 16, 2010. Read more about the 7 variants here. To join and win all 7 variants, visit this post.

 with Sarah Geronimo

Sunsilk Co- Creations Media Launch

My event: July 16, 2010

New Best Ever Sunsilk Co- Created by International Experts
Whitespace
Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati

I was so excited to be at the media launch of Sunsilk. I don't know what to expect but I am hoping that Sarah Geronimo would grace the event. Surprisingly, the event started early. Below are the photos I took from the event.

Sarah Geronimo

Monday, July 19, 2010

Home Improvement: vases

 
mismatched vase 

Bought the green sturdy looking plastic vase at WBS Builder's Depot. The brand name is Babba. Price PhP179.75.

Panciteria Lido Cocina Tsina 1936

My visit: July 10, 2010

Panciteria Lido
Unit 1 Ground Floor
The Capital Towers Building
266 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
Kalusugan, Quezon City
4145436


The picture on top reminds me of the picture on the wall of Cantonese Soup Kitchen (pictured below).

Icebergs Banawe

My visit: July 17, 2010

Icebergs
698 Banawe St., 
Siena, Quezon City

Yey! Finally, Icebergs is now back in Banawe. Last Saturday, we ate there before going to our office. 

Hungarian sausage PhP188

Hungarian sausage is his favorite. And before I can even take a bite, nothing was left on his plate except the chips because makunat na siya.  

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Home Improvement: Honeywell Air Cooler

Over a week ago, DH told me that he saw new models of air cooler by Honeywell. Little did I know that he already bought a unit last Wednesday.

 
Honeywell portable evaporative air cooler CL30XC PhP9, 800

On our initial use, the room was filled with the smell of plastic. I could hardly breathe. Apparently, the air cooler emits the odor. The next day, DH decided to change the water. The water was colored yellow/green...yikes! Good thing, the odor is gone now.



Home Improvement: Turning wine bottle into flower vase

We attended the wedding of DH's cousin last Sunday, July 11, 2010. So many bottle of wines were left over. I thought that maybe the waiters will just be throwing them away.  I collected a few, washed and removed the labels and voila! I turned the empty bottles of wine into vases! After all why throw away a AUD300 bottle of wine lol

Gadgets And Tech’s 1st Annual Phone Raffle Contest


I am joining my fellow blogger's first raffle contest! Visit Gadgets And Tech for more details. Or go directly to Gadgets And Tech's 1st Annual Phone Raffle Contest to enter. 

I hope I win!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Terumo Digital Blood Pressure Monitor ES-P2100

Terumo Digital Blood Pressure Monitor ES-P2100 

My husband was lucky enough to be invited to the 10th year anniversary celebration of Terumo Philippines last July 6 at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. After the toast and dinner, each of the 200 guests or so were given a Terumo Digital Blood Pressure Monitor ES-P2100! 

Home Improvement: Narra and Kamagong Sideboard, exotic lamp and more!

narra/kamagong sideboard PhP19, 000

Ever wonder why DH and I kept on going back to Market! Market!? Because of the furniture being sold there. DH wanted to add more furnishings to our house and we spent 2 straight days in Market! Market! Saturday, we bargained, and I mean really bargained for the sideboard above from PhP25, 000 to PhP19, 000. Sunday, we picked it up and bought a pair of fish lamps and the elephant pictured below inside Metro Gaisano Department store.

Yoshinoya's Buy 1 Take 1 Misono

Beef Misono bowl PhP115

Call it gut feeling, I went inside Yoshinoya's Grenhills branch without any coupon and asked if they have a Buy1 Take 1 promo that day. Luckily, they do! And even without a coupon on hand, they let me avail of the promo and was given numerous coupon after my order transaction lol You get a PhP115 saving! 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Celeteque Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer vs Celeteque Facial Moisturizer

I have been using Celeteque brand for quite some time now. I am alternately using Celeteque facial wash with Dove facial foam wash right now. One (Dove) was beside the sink and the other (Celeteque) inside my shower area. 

Celeteque facial wash

Celeteque gives you that clean feeling without drying your skin. 

New find: Rocksalt... comfort food with attitude!

My visit: July 3, 2010

Rocksalt
Unit 7-8 Timog Commercial Complex
Timog Ave., cor. Panay Ave.,
Quezon City
3326751   3326821

A few Saturdays ago, DH and I have weaved through the side streets of Tomas Morato. We would have opted to dine buffet style in Yakimix.  But as usual, Yakimix couldn't entertain walk in customers as early as 5:45pm as they were already full house! We were almost certain that we would end up eating in Iceberg's because we have already given up with the seemingly lack of choices on where to eat in Tomas Morato.  When DH suddenly saw the Rocksalt sign. Right then and there, he decided that we should eat there. 

 facade

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tipco 100% 32 Veggie & Mixed Fruit Juice and Tipco 100% Gojiberry & Mixed Fruit Juice

My event:  July 2, 2010

Tipco Healthy Veggie Beverage Line Press Launch
Icing's Cafe & Bakeshop
Dr. Lazcano corner Tomas Morato Ave.,
Quezon City

Ever since my friend, CML, introduced Tipco 100% to me, I became a loyal consumer. And when I got an e-vite from its PR, I know that I have to attend to learn more about the 100% juice drink that I am taking.

 Tipco 100% Beverage Line


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Can anybody tell me this plant's name? It's Anthurium Renaissance


I found this indoor plant in Market! Market! The seller gave  me the name of this plant but due to memory gap I forgot its name lol All I remember is that it starts with the letter A. Go figure!

PostScript:

Alas! I was walking in Greenhills Shopping Center awhile ago and I found this exact same plant. This time though I wrote down the name of the plant. The name is Anthurium Renaissance. 

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ineng's BBQ

My visit: June 27, 2010

Ineng's BBQ
Market! Market! Foodcourt
26th St. cor. C5 Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Metro Manila
8897342

If you have been reading this blog,  you know what it means when DH and I go to Market! Market! If not, here is the reason... we bought another wooden furniture! I have to make another blog post about it. But first I want to share with you about our all time cheapest eat... Ineng's BBQ!

12" bbq PhP45@

I ordered one bbq for each of us. I couldn't finish the whole thing. I should have bought the shorter one  (10"- PhP37, 8"- PhP25) instead.  

And the winners are....

PEHPOT and MAI won one (1) PhP500 ActiveWhite Spa gift certificates each!! And FPJ Jr. won the consolation prize of ActiveWhite Spa Milk Salt bottle with refill!! 

Winners please respond to the email sent out to the email address that you gave! Please print it out so I will know that you are the rightful winner.

25 entries, not bad for a first contest, eh? Thanks to all those who joined! Love it and I will surely do it again! Please do join! Can't wait to meet the winners!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

ActiveWhite Spa Milk Salt and 2 PhP500 gift certificate give away!

My event: June 30, 2010

Ls Active White Health & Beauty Center
CTTM Building
68 Timog cor. Tomas Morato
Quezon City
4411040

Active White products have been in the market since 2004. Skin whitening, as we all know, is a huge market here in the Philippines and that's what Active White targets. It has a whole range of whitening products like whitening capsule, soaps, scrubs and even a facial center to boot! Making its mark as the most complete brand for whitening skin!

300g Active White Spa Milk Salt PhP99.50

One of their product is ActiveWhite Spa Milk Salt. Its inexpensive at only PhP99.50 for the 300g while the refill of 350g costs only PhP69.75. 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Nestle Crunch even more scrumptious crisped rice


I can't believe I was able to eat a whole bar of Nestle Crunch! As I am writing this post, I am thinking of one thing, and yes, it's Nestle Crunch! OMG! I better shape up!

Tatami Japanese Restaurant

My visit: June 26, 2010

Tatami Japanese Restaurant
C116 G/F Serendra Building
Fort Bonifacio,
Taguig City

DH and I both love Japanese food! Entering this establishment reminded me of another Japanese restaurant in Trinoma Mall, Haiku. It turned out I was right because they belong to one mother company. What gave me the feeling is the interior and the menu particularly the fruit shake I ordered from Haiku, watermelon-melon shake haha Read my entry about it here

Now that I am reviewing my blog post on Haiku, it's déjà vu- we ordered the exact same thing lol Well, except for the ebi sushi, DH didn't order that. And I sure do not want to order another watermelon-melon shake. Even after two years, I can still hear the waiter's voice lol

 table set up

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My ahma's 95th birthday party!

July 2, 2010

Ortigas Ave. cor. 
Asian Development Bank Ave.
Quezon City
6337222

 Happy 95th birthday ah-ma!

The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost

The Body Shop
Ground Floor, Padilla Arcade
Greenhills Shopping Center
7445600

I noticed that my mom hardly put on make up these days, one time, I complimented her because her skin was so radiant even without make up on. I learned that she only used The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost as base before applying moisturizer and sunblock that day. 

 vitamin C skin boost 30ml PhP1295

Sally Hansen Extra Strength Hair Remover Lotion

In as much as I would want to show off my armpit, I decided not to post a picture of it haha I don't want you to be closing the page that you are now in. 


extra strength in tangerine dream

I swear by Sally Hansen Hair Remover Lotion. It was introduced by my DS to me a couple of years back and has since been using it.

My ahma's still rocking it!


I visited my 95 year old grandmother yesterday and noticed that she still has well manicured nails. I also learned that she still manages to get her pedicure done! She is one rocking grandma!

Pond's Cold Cream Deep Cleanser

I saw my mom using Pond's Cold Cream on her face to remove make up residue while growing up. And now, even with various make up remover in the market, I stick with Pond's because it's already tried and tested by my mom. I don't know why Pond's doesn't market it as a make up remover though.  But I can tell you this, it can double as one. It deeply cleanses and removes make up residue. 

 pond's perfect care PhP100

After attending two events in a day, Real Living Magazine and Nestle Heaven ice cream launch, I remove my make up using Pond's Cold Cream.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Amazing Wheatgrass Juice... The Superfood

My visit: June 29, 2010

EDSA Garden House
Manila Seedling Bank Environmental Center
EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, 
Quezon City
9293189
aek_bldg@yahoo.com

I had my first taste of wheatgrass a few months ago. A friend of mine gave me a commercially available wheatgrass packed in a sachet by Easy Pha-max. I downed a glass which tasted like what else? grass! And I thought that was the last of my wheatgrass story.


 Last week, along with my MIL and SIL, we went to Manila Seedling Bank, not buy more plants but to taste freshly juiced wheatgrass. I asked a lot of question while watching the girl juiced our drink. I was trying to calm myself because I dread tasting another glass of grass tasting drink. But to my surprise, the wheatgrass tasted sweet but with a strong after taste though. I understand that as long as it's a 7 day old wheatgrass, the juice drink will taste sweet. Funny thing though, on our way home, MIL and I felt like vomiting/ puking. Thank God for candies inside the car! I don't know if it's the strong after taste or the prevailing scent that I carry with me. I took home the left over wheatgrass as body scrub ; p

Differin Adapalene 0.1% Topical Cream

Worried about acne? Try Galderma's Differin Topical Cream. I have been using it for so many years. I can't imagine living without it. It keeps my face pimple- free. 


by Galderma 60g from Canada

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic PhP9, 800

Photoshop gone awry: Lorna Tolentino's Flawless ad

 
Flawless billboard latest ad

Can you spot Lorna T? The picture looks more like Ruffa Gutierrez.
And the LV  hand bag is now gone as seen in the latest ad (first picture). The second picture was first released.  It seems to me that Louis Vuitton and Flawless had a misunderstanding that Flawless opted to take out the photo of the much coveted prize as shown in the first picture.