December 11, 2014

Air Asia Philippines will Open Cebu to CDO/DVO routes

Starting 12th of December, Air Asia will (re)open flights Cebu to Cagayan de Oro & vice versa and Cebu to Davao & vice versa. This news was shared to us by Air Asia (Philippines) CEO Atty. Joy CaƱeba together with her is Air Asia's Line Captain Giselle Bendong last 28th of November in Seda Hotel Cagayan de Oro.


Flight Schedules are as follows (effective 12 December 2014 until further notice)

Cebu to Cagayan de Oro (CEB-CGY)

Daily flight Z20535 from CEB leaves at 12:35 then arrives in CGY at 13:25
Daily flight Z20537 from CEB leaves at 14:50 then arrives in CGY at 15:40

Cagayan de Oro to Cebu (CGY-CEB)

Daily flight Z20536 from CGY leaves at 14:05 then arrives in CEB at 14:55
Daily flight Z20538 from CGY leaves at 16:20 then arrives in CEB at 17:10


Cebu to Davao (CEB-DVO)

Daily flight Z20523 from CEB leaves at 09:10 then arrives in DVO at 10:20
Daily flight Z20525 from CEB leaves at 15:20 then arrives in DVO at 16:30

Davao to Cebu (DVO-CEB)

Daily flight Z20524 from DVO leaves at 11:00 then arrives in CEB at 12:10
Daily flight Z20526 from DVO leaves at 17:10 then arrives in CEB at 18:20

November 24, 2014

Renowned designer Tim Kobe visited Globe GEN3 stores

Iconic Apple store designer teams up with Globe Telecom to revolutionize telco retail

Multi-awarded designer Tim Kobe —lauded for transforming the retail landscape through his work on the iconic Apple Store in New York City— has arrived in the Philippines to visit the revolutionary “Generation 3” stores that he especially redesigned for leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom. Globe tapped Tim Kobe in remodeling its stores to set the standard for store design and telecoms retail experience in the Philippines and in the world.

Tim Kobe is the CEO and founder of Eight Inc., a strategic design firm with offices in San Francisco, New York, Honolulu, Tokyo, London, Singapore, and Beijing. The "8 design human experience”—which hints at the Generation 3 store promise—states that "we design meaningful experiences. Experiences with emotion and purpose that change the way people think, feel, and do."

Tim Kobe writes his message for the Kagay-anons on the Globe GEN3 mural at Limketkai mall

A graduate of Environmental Design from Art Center College of Design, Kobe began his career working as a designer for The Burdick Group, a design firm based in in San Francisco California, In 1987, Kobe became a founding partner in West Office Design Associates, focusing on museum and exhibition design for several science museum exhibitions in the US and Hong Kong.

Years later, Kobe founded the globally recognized strategic design firm Eight Inc. At Eight Inc., Kobe worked with numerous brands in the retail and commercial space including Apple, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Nike, Coke, Knoll and Citibank, among others.

Beyond his duties at Eight Inc., Kobe is also trustee at Art Center College of Design and currently serving as Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Grabhorn Institute in San Francisco California.

Together with Kobe, Globe is set to revolutionize customer experience through a highly engaging retail concept that reimagines the digital lifestyles of Filipinos. The new stores will feature interactive lifestyle vignettes that will showcase numerous products within interesting displays that are relevant to customers. The installations are flexible and reconfigurable enabling the store to transform, keeping the environment always fresh and giving customers a reason to return.

Tim Kobe with the Globe SM North Edsa team

As Globe Telecom makes way for Kobe’s retail concept, it has closed down two of its biggest stores in SM North Edsa and Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro. The two stores will reopen in December 2014 promising a groundbreaking experience for its customers.

Prior to opening, the stores will feature themed surprises – Arts, Community, and Technology. Globe has commissioned a number of local artists to turn these stores into live art galleries that showcase murals exhibiting the vision Globe Telecom and Kobe’s Eight Inc. have for its upcoming Generation 3 stores.

Globe GEN3 store designer Tim Kobe (2nd L) and Globe Head of Retail Transformation and Stores Management Joe Caliro (R)  together with Globe Retail Area Head for North Mindanao Pearl Cepeda (L) and Globe Retail Manager for Limketkai Mall Andrene Buctuan (3rd L)

For weeks now, local artists have treated Globe customers and retail onlookers to live art performances at their stores in SM North EDSA in Manila and Limketkai Mall in Cagayan De Oro. Art enthusiasts and followers on social media have been keeping tabs through #Gen3nextACT on Twitter and photos uploaded on Facebook since the art event began last September 25.

To participate in the #GEN3NextACT follow us on Twitter or get updates on https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gen3nextACT.

To know about other Globe stores in your area visit http://www.globe.com.ph/store-locator or call 730-1000 for more details.

November 19, 2014

Enjoy Even More Sunkist Saya at Mini Stop

Your day is about to get better with Sunkist Carbonated Juice Drink’s price off promo in all Ministop outlets. Save P6.00 when you buy Sunkist CJ in 330ml afford saya bottle, available in Orange and Apple flavors. Pair it with your favorite snacks or meals, and enjoy the Sunkist Saya experience, anytime, anywhere!


Promo runs from November 10 to January 04 only, so hurry and visit any Ministop branch near you.

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About Sunkist CJ (Carbonated Juice) Drink

SUNKIST CJ is a carbonated juice drink that offers full-flavored, real fruit taste that everybody can enjoy anytime, anywhere. It has real juice and immunity booster vitamin D, and it comes in three flavors - Orange, Lemonade, and Apple. The product also bears the Sunkist name - a brand which started more than a hundred years ago in the US, and has built a strong heritage when it comes to producing high quality oranges and juice.

November 11, 2014

Buffalo Wild Wings Opening this December 2014

Things are about to heat up for food lovers and local sports fans with the Philippine opening of Buffalo Wild Wings, known for its exciting sports viewing atmosphere. Its namesake being Buffalo, NY-style chicken wings served with one of 18 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings, spiced up with its wide selection of beers. The first Philippine branch of this international restaurant chain will be launched at Capitol Commons in Pasig City this December.

It was in 1982 when Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery founded Buffalo Wild Wings, shortly after the two friends moved to Ohio from Buffalo. Driven by their craving for New York’s popular bar food which was nowhere to be found in Ohio, Jim and Scott opened their own wing joint instead near The Ohio State University campus.

Three decades later, the modest wing joint has grown into an influential brand with over 1,040 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and soon the Philippines.

“We are very excited to be bringing the Buffalo Wild Wings experience to Manila and we look forward to becoming a part of this dynamic community,” said Tim Murphy, Vice President of International for Buffalo Wild Wings.


“The forthcoming launch of Buffalo Wild Wings in the country is something that we look forward to with great enthusiasm. This phenomenal and widely-popular brand shares The Bistro Group’s philosophy of connecting people through good food in a fun and engaging environment. Given the Filipinos’ love for sports, we expect big crowds and lots of excitement, especially during major sporting events. Buffalo Wild Wings offers fans the best place to watch a big game,” said Jean Paul Manuud, Bistro Group of Restaurants’ President and COO.

WINGS. BEER. SPORTS.

Classic American comfort food is an integral part of the Buffalo Wild Wings experience, and the brand sets itself apart with its award-winning Buffalo wings handspun in signature sauces and seasonings ranging from Sweet BBQ to Blazin’.

Aside from its winning combination of chicken wings, extensive array of draft, imported and local bottled beer, and exhilarating sports shows, the restaurant also offers other shareable dishes such as burgers, sandwiches, wraps and more. There are also regular updates to its boldly-flavored menu with a variety of limited-time special offerings to keep things fresh and interesting.


The restaurant’s contemporary design, complete with wall-to-wall HD flat-screen TVs, captures the energy of a sports stadium. This allows guests to watch, celebrate and cheer on their favorite teams in a fun, social atmosphere.

Made possible by The Bistro Group

The upcoming Philippine launch of Buffalo Wild Wings is part of The Bistro Group’s ongoing expansion effort geared towards providing quality options in the local food scene and restaurant concepts that are in sync with the market’s evolving and diverse preferences.

A trailblazer in the local restaurant scene and a pioneer in the casual dining segment, The Bistro Group currently owns and operates an extensive portfolio of 10 restaurant concepts, a culinary center (The Bistro Academy) comprised of international franchises, as well as homegrown brands.

November 4, 2014

Tony Fernandes and AirAsia at 2014 World Branding Awards

LONDON, October 28, 2014 – The 2014 World Branding Awards gave special recognition to Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO, naming him “Brand Builder of the Year” for his outstanding work in building the low cost airline brand.

AirAsia was also named “Brand of the Year” in the airline category. The airline was the only regional winner, having scored the highest for a low cost airline in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. 68 brands from 25 countries were honoured at a glittering awards ceremony at the prestigious One Whitehall Place in London. Global winners include Apple, Coca-Cola, Del Monte, Heinz, HSBC, Louis Vuitton, McDonald’s, Samsung, Sony PlayStation and VISA.

AirAsia Group CEO, Tony Fernandes said, “It’s an honour for me to receive this award and I would like to thank the World Branding Awards for the prestigious recognition. Branding has always held a special part in my heart and we are very proud to be where we are in just a little over a decade.

“AirAsia is what it is today due to the can-do attitude of each and every person that makes up the AirAsia family. Every single one represents the brand, showing the world how we do things differently via constant innovation and I share this award with them. Our innovative trait is the key in elevating our brand and sets us apart from the rest of the field,” Tony added.


 Tony Fernandes receiving the prestigious award from Chairman of World Branding Forum, Mr Richard Rowles.
Richard Rowles, Chairman of the World Branding Forum said, “It takes years to build a strong brand, and brands that make the list at these awards deserve recognition. Their work inspire those who work in the branding industry, and these are also brands that have a strong relationship with consumers. In addition to a brand valuation, voting by consumers show that connection that winning brands have with the general public.”

Under Tony’s leadership, AirAsia has grown into a world-class and innovative brand with revolutionary low fares, premium products and high quality services. His drive, creativity, enthusiasm of driving liberalization across the region has opened countless new markets for AirAsia, bringing affordable air travel to millions of travelers and high growth levels to countless tourism destinations in a remarkably short time.

The airline’s tenacity in breaking the norm of air travel and its insistence on constant innovation has made it the most significant airline brand when it comes to low cost travel.

After taking over the then struggling airline in late 2001, Tony and his management grew the airline which has now flown more than 250 million guests to date. From a fleet of two aircraft, one destination and staff of 250, the AirAsia Group now operates a fleet of over 170 aircraft and 90 destinations.

The 2014 World Branding Awards was organised by the World Branding Forum, a global non-profit organisation which produces, manages and supports a wide range of programmes covering research, development, education, recognition, networking and outreach. It is also involved with research and development, the implementation of standards, best practice guidelines and tools, as well as other relevant branding initiatives.

The awards recognised some of the best global and national brands for their work and achievements. Uniquely, winners were judged through four streams: brand valuation, consumer market research, public online voting, as well voting by the World Branding Forum Advisory Council, which is made up of luminaries from the world of branding.

November 3, 2014

Online Shopping for Kitchen Tools

For many times now, I've been hooked to online shopping specially if the items are nowhere to found in malls and stores. Not only that, some items online are much cheaper with the same quality. Of course, I also have fears of bogus sellers and low quality items thus it pays to have some protection.

Until I found Lamido Buy and Sell Site. With Lamido's SafePay, Lamido acts a third party wherein Lamido will only give the item if the buyer pays then give the payment to the seller if the seller delivered the item(s) thus Lamido is perfect for online shopping specially this Christmas Season. Now I'll never fear those bogus sellers ever again.



I hope you have a list of your loved one's Christmas wish for Lamido have it all in a discounted and reasonable price. Kitchen tools for my wife, mother and mother-in-law are always a surprise for them. hmmm? What would it be for whom??? What do you suggest?

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Online Revolution:
In line with the Online revolution happening on November 11, Lamido is giving away great discounts and giveaways. Starting last Nov.1, we are giving away FREE cellphone and will last until the launch of Lamido On The Rise - a one-day sale.

FREE PHONE RAFFLE NEVER ENDS!



Click this (facebook) link and then share so that we can win a new phone.

https://www.facebook.com/LamidoPH/photos/a.776468615700885.1073741827.731727283508352/940196135994798/?type=1

#Lamido4Charities

Lamido PH have gathered 4 charities to sell their items in their site for fund raising purposes.


Participating charities include: World Vision, Habitat PH, Virlanie, Tahanan Sta. Luisa and Green Peace. Lamido is shouldering all shipping cause for all items purchased in the website. In addition, proceeds from the sales will be given 100% to the respective charities. Free marketing is also offered for this campaign. The campaign will go live starting on Friday, Nov 7 until December 29.

Lamido's Official:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/LamidoPH
Twitter : @lamidoph
Instagram : @lamidoph
Hash Tag : #lamidoph

T.G.I.Friday’s Brings Tastes of America

T.G.I.Friday’s is giving us another reason to celebrate as they bring us the tastes of America! Laid out with amazing flavors we all loved, Tastes of America is surely the way to capture our patriotic Filipino hearts.


Start off your meal with the scrumptious Southwest Shrimp Salad made from the freshest ingredients to ensure that yummy crunch in every bite. Next, taste the sunny flavors of Florida with the Miami Cubano Chicken Stack followed by Kansas Mashed Potato and you’ll definitely see the yellow brick road to paradise. You can also have the juicy crowd favorite Chicago Braised Pork Belly and get some of that real Chicago flair in your mouth. Top off your dish of choice with either Chili Pineapple or Apple Cucumber mojito and you’ll feel like its Friday on any day of the week.

Whatever your choice is, T.G.I.Friday’s will make sure that you’ll get a taste of America in every bite.

October 31, 2014

Love at Home : Samsung Air Conditioner

Designed to be outstandingly efficient, its uniquely triangular design has a wider inlet, wider outlet and a bigger fan to ensure that air is cooled and expelled faster (26%), farther (14m meters) and wider (39%) – ensuring even air distribution and powerful cooling.


The new Samsung Air Conditioner features Samsung’s exclusive Virus Doctor that keeps families safe and comfortable through innovative air purifying technology, which neutralizes harmful contaminants in the air. The Virus Doctor feature has received various accolades including a 2010 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the indoor air-quality category, a 1st Air Day Minister of the Environmental Award, and the Jang Young Sil Award. Now, mothers need not worry about air-born viruses and allergens with Samsung’s Virus Doctor technology.

Energy efficiency is a key purchasing decision for consumers. The Samsung Air Conditioner’s Single User mode gives the flexibility to the user to control the capacity by effective use of energy. It uses less compressor capacity, reducing power consumption, while still providing a cool and comfortable environment. This ensures that users won’t have to worry about the electricity bill even if there’s only one person in the room.

October 24, 2014

Love at Home : Samsung Showcase Refrigerator

Part of their new lineup also includes the new Food Showcase Refrigerator. This innovation provides smart organization for all your different types of food. There are two layers of doors in order to properly showcase the contents of the refrigerator, making it much easier to visualize your stocks. There are the outer compartments for your most frequently used products, allowing instant access. And then there are the inner compartments for ingredients that you don’t use as often. Not only does this maximize space, this setup makes organizing and consuming food a simple process. Everyone in the family, including the children can access refrigerator contents with ease.



The new Food ShowCase Refrigerator also features an ice and water dispenser. At the touch of a button, users can enjoy a refreshing glass of chilled filtered water or fill a pitcher with cubed or crushed ice.

This refrigerator is also equipped with Samsung’s trademark Digital Inverter Technology. This means that the refrigerator utilizes the same smart technology that allows it to adjust its temperature accordingly. Thus, no unnecessary energy is consumed, making this an efficient and cost-effective appliance

October 17, 2014

Love at Home : Samsung Front Load Washing Machine

Another addition to their lineup of smart appliances is the Front Load Washing Machine. Doing the laundry is an arduous and time-consuming task. There are many things to consider when it comes to washing fabric, but Samsung’s newest Front Load Washing Machine makes cleaning clothes a breeze. It makes use of Samsung’s own Eco Bubble Technology that allows powerful cleaning in cold water. Using warm water is an extra step when it comes to doing the laundry, and it can also be damaging to some fabrics. But the Eco Bubble allows for easy cleaning by completely dissolving detergent even with cold water producing fine foam that easily penetrates the fabric for both effective and gentle, cutting the time, effort, and energy needed in doing this task.

left (white) is the front load washing machine; right (gray) is the top load washing machine
PS: bead design is not included

In addition to being extremely powerful with its high Revolution Per Minute (RPM) rate, it is also furnished with the Stain Away Program. This pre-programmed cycle was designed to deal with the 12 most common types of stains: blood, cocoa, sebum, oatmeal, tea, wine, tomato, pencil lead, mud, makeup, lipstick, and grass. It does all this with less noise, less vibration, and more performance than an ordinary washing machine. And of course, it is outfitted with the Digital Inverter Technology, guaranteeing efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

October 16, 2014

Italianni’s WINEsday

There’s nothing more relaxing than knowing that at the end of the day, you can kick back and relax with great food with Italianni’s. Just when you think it can’t get any better than this, Italianni’s is extending their September WINESday promo until October but with a twist: your half off on wine is now available all day, everyday including weekends!


You can choose over the featured wines including Frontera Sauvignon and Frontera Chardonnay, with the half off price of Php115 from the original price of PHP230 per glass and Php550 from the original Php1,100 per bottle. With prices like these, you can even pair it pasta dishes like Spaghetti and Meatballs or Chicken Italianni’s and steaks like T-Bone end your day in Italian perfection!

Take advantage of this promo now for all Italianni’s Manila stores. Not available for Cebu, CDO, and Davao branches.

October 10, 2014

Love at Home : Samsung Smart Oven

Last on Samsung’s latest digital appliance lineup is the Samsung Smart Oven. The Samsung Smart Oven comes with more cooking settings in order to provide families with the best cooking experience possible. It includes features such as auto-cook for pre-programmed recipes yogurt making, dough proofing, and “Slim Fry” function. Slim fry function is what differentiates this from the typical Microwave Oven, since preparing meals no longer has to be an unhealthy experience.


The “Slim Fry” technology allows you to enjoy your favourite fried food cooked to a crisp without the oil. Cooking healthier meals for the family without cutting on taste and texture is now made possible. Meanwhile, the other smart features this smart oven has fulfilled a multitude of purposes. Its premium sensors allows it identify a food’s surface temperature, so whether it is frozen, chilled, or fresh, it can adjust its heat accordingly so you do not have to worry about overcooking or undercooking your meals. This makes it a great addition to any household.

October 1, 2014

‘Tex-Mex’cellence - The Talk Of The Tavern

TEX-MEX MEALS BY CHEF JOSH BOUTWOOD NOW AVAILABLE IN VILLAGE TAVERN

A mix of authentic Mexican and Spanish dishes prepared Texas-style, Tex-Mex cuisine has found its way to the tables of Village Tavern, prepared by award-winning Bistro Corporate Chef, Josh Boutwood. And they’re excellent.

Tex-Mex is a well-loved fusion of Texan, Mexican, Southwestern and Spanish dishes considered as American regional cuisine from the 1800s.


“And since Village Tavern traditionally serves American comfort food, expect to indulge in big bold flavors as we launch our new and exciting Tex-Mex dishes,” Chef Josh Boutwood said.

Crossing the border with cheesier, chili-er and meatier choices are Chef Josh’s latest 9 creations for Village Tavern. Folded in half but a whole lot of flavor, Village Tavern’s take on the classic quesadilla has brisket and ox tongue. The Ox Tongue Tacos boasts of braised ox tongue smothered with a rich combination of zesty chipotle pepper sauce to complete the lip-smacking picture. The Brisket Quesadilla, on the other hand, puts together succulent slivers of beef spiced with cumin and coriander for that beefed up quesadilla goodness.

And holy guacamole! What’s all these quesadillas without a dip or topping? Village Tavern’s Hand Hacked Guacamole is the best thing that has ever happened to fresh chunky avocados seasoned with spices and lime and served with corn tortilla chips.



Village Tavern’s Spiced Rubbed US Prime Flank Steak is premium US flank steak rubbed in fresh herbs and spices, grilled to perfection just the way you want it and served with poblano crema, green rice and corn succotash to bring added flavor.



“If you love spicy, flavorful dishes, you'll love the variety of the new Tex-Mex entrees Village Tavern offers,” Chef Josh enthused. “It’s perfect for a sit-down dinner with the family or a light lunch with friends as you delight in other Village Tavern bestsellers.”

Over the years, Tex-Mex cuisine has undoubtedly evolved in more ways than one can imagine. Varying interpretations of this cuisine has taken you far south of the border or sometimes, way up North, depending on the chef’s style and rendering. Chef Josh Boutwood’s excellent Tex-Mex creations for Village Tavern gives you delicious options for classic American comfort food that takes you right back home.

August 5, 2014

Enjoy Premiere Tuesday with a Free Entree

Make your Tuesdays more exciting with the newest offer from Bistro! Enjoy Premiere Tuesday with a free entree on top of your 20% discount when you use the Bistro Premiere Card on all Tuesdays of August! So dine in any of your favorite Bistro restaurant and enjoy an extra platter of entree on us!

July 23, 2014

Valentine's Day Postcrossing 2014 batch 4 (final)

23 July 2014

This is the Final batch I received from Valentine's Day Postcrossing 2014. Sadly, I thought I posted this already but when I reviewed my cards, this card is not yet posted because I am waiting for the final card so that I will post it together. Until now, that final card is still undelivered as of this time. I dont know what is the reason for the delay, it might be lost in transit or just simply not given. Moving on,

To view the Intro and the First Batch click this link - http://www.agent112778.com/2014/02/valentines-day-postcrossing-2014-batch-1.html
and this link is for the second batch - http://www.agent112778.com/2014/03/valentines-day-postcrossing-2014-batch-2.html
and this link will lead you the the third batch - http://www.agent112778.com/2014/03/valentines-day-postcrossing-2014-batch-3.html

Fourth and Final Batch

Received last 17 March 2014, a total of one. This is from the town of Pagbilao in Quezon Province.


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Thank you once again to all participants of this card swap, until next time :D

July 7, 2014

Village Tavern's 18 New and Sumptuous Culinary Creations

From small plates, pizza, pasta, steaks, desserts and other scrumptious dishes in between, there’s something that awaits guests with varying tastes at Village Tavern.

18 new dishes, created by talented chefs (Village Tavern International’s Corporate Chef, US-based Grace Viado, Bistro Group’s Corporate Chef Josh Boutwood and new Bistro R & D chef Jason Stacy), now grace the restaurant’s menu. With three culinary stalwarts sharing their expertise to plump up Village Tavern’s food offerings, the results are exceptional.

Guests can feast on Three-Cheese Elote, a “small plate” that is perfect to nibble on while sipping your favorite drink. The appetizer section of the menu, meanwhile, gets a boost with the Cowboy Chips and Pimiento Cheese Fondido.

Cheese Elote
For those who are partial to food that is healthy and green, Village Tavern offers the classic Cobb Salad, VT Market Salad, and this my personal favorite the Marble Potato Tuna Salad.

Marble Potato Tuna Salad
Now, on to flatbread, pizza and pasta. The new selection includes the Three Cheese Smoked Bacon Flatboard, Bacon and Chicken Pesto Pizza and for your pasta fix, Chorizo Bolognese and Pappardelle al Vongole.

Pizza Margarita
Village Tavern is a place for some serious eats featuring classic American dishes and with this in mind, its three top-rate chefs introduced tavern specialties like French Cut Pork Chop, Honey Mustard Pork & Ribs, Bacon-Wrapped Salmon and Gruyere Cheese Mustard Sauce and Buttered-Seared Halibut.

Bacon Wrapped Salmon
Naturally, a visit to the restaurant will not be complete without tasting its steaks, particularly the new and succulent 14-oz T-Bone that will capture the heart of any discerning meat lover.

Sous Vide Porkchop
Burgers and sandwiches are worth digging into. Sample the mouth-watering Truffle Burger, Foie Gras Burger and the Pimiento Cheese BLT. You simply can’t say no to these beauties!

Finally, a decadent Macadamia Chocolate Fudge is a sweet way to round up your meal.

Village Tavern is a North Carolina-based restaurant, has 10 branches located In the USA with the Philippine store as its first outside the U.S.A Its house specialties include Roasted Pork Belly, Texan Baby Back Ribs, Maryland-Style Crab Cakes and Ten Spice Glazed Salmon and assorted flatbreads made and baked fresh everyday

With its cozy interiors, cool crowd and excellent food selection, Village Tavern is the ideal destination to enjoy a midday repast, cocktails after work and dinner to end your day.

Village Tavern is located at Bonifacio High Street Central. For inquiries and reservations, call 6213245. Like them on FB villagetavernphilippines and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @villagetavernph

June 30, 2014

T.G.I.Friday's 4th of July Treat!

Experience your 4th of July at T.G.I.Friday's and get 40% off your Buffalo Wings! It may not be our independence day but it doesn't mean we can't celebrate! So bring your friends and your Friday-self and enjoy this treat on July 4, 2014!

June 20, 2014

The Best Time to be a Katsuholic

What do we call a person who has exquisite cravings for the best Katsu? Answer: KATSUHOLIC. Mark that word as Tonkatsu by Terazawa brings you KATSUHOLIC WEDNESDAYS! It’s not just a craze but your LOVE FOR KATSU tastily professed!


Tonkatsu by Terazawa is making your June Wednesdays more memorable with an exciting treat! Like their Facebook page and look for the coupon ad photo and make sure to present this to enjoy HALF OFF offer on their Chef’s specialty, Hire Katsu Set—a 120 gram deep fried pork fillet with unlimited miso soup, cabbage and rice on the whole day of June 18 & 25! Enjoy this great serving of tasty, tender pork cutlets fried to perfection. Valid in all branches so there’s no reason not to go and enjoy!

Tonkatsu by Terazawa branches are located at: Ground Floor Centrio Mall CDO, Ground Floor Greenbelt 2, 2nd Floor Lucky Chinatown Mall Manila, Solenad 1 Nuvali and Ground Floor, The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tonkatsuph
Join the hashtag brigade: #KatsuholicWednesday

June 12, 2014

TGIFriday’s is now in Fairview Terraces Mall

Yes! TGIFriday’s brings its own kind of fun, food and service to the new Fairview Terraces Mall!

This TGIFriday’s restaurant is the third branch to sport the brand’s fresh, new look with a 150 seating capacity.


From the moment people step into the restaurant, they will be sublimely cued by hip and modern interiors. Like the flagship store in Glorietta, this branch boasts a “Promise Wall” alerting guests that whichever day of the week, “In here, it’s always Friday.”

A creative rendition of the New York skyline painted on baseball bats catches the eye on one side of the wall. Steeped in Americana, TGIFriday’s looks back on its first-ever opening in New York City, on 1st Avenue and 63rd Street in 1965. The brand’s history is put on view at theHeritage Wall (framed photographs recap TGIFridays history and depict the journey of its founder, Alan Stillman) where guests can appreciate TGIFriday’s values and commitment in serving good food and providing great service dashed with loads of fun.



Other striking interior pieces include the modish flooring, copper Spun (large red droplights), red decorative pendant lights, deep brown wooden spindles and balusters. All these give off a stylish and trendy image. The bar is located side by side with large TV screens and bar stools done in vibrant deep red hue while the lighted black-and-white striped tile flooring highlights the bar area. The cozy C-shaped couch, wooden community tables and square bar stools are modern seating that exude a young, casual and laidback vibe.

At TGIFriday’s Fairview Terraces, the restaurant’s time-honored traditions remain: the cocktails and beverages prepared by world-class bartenders with their bottle-spinning and drink-flipping flair and of course, the delicious American-style comfort food—burgers, ribs, steaks, pastas, fajitas, decadent desserts and more in hefty servings and ebullient and efficient service by the waitstaff. These have been enjoyed by Filipinos for two decades now.

As it’s 16th store in the Philippines, TGIFridays Fairview is expected to be a popular destination when guests crave good food and a great time. In Fairview, any day can be “Friday’s.”

As the restaurant celebrates its 20th anniversary in the Philippines this year, watch for exciting promotions and events at your favorite TGIFriday’s branch.

TGIFriday’s Fairview is located at Level 1 of Fairview Terraces.

To know more about TGIFriday’s, check out:

June 7, 2014

Postcard Mania # 05 : Kentucky Whitetail Bucks

07 June 2014

Intro:


When I was in High School, Insomnia was already part of me. While waiting for Mr. Sandman to pour sand on my eyes, I came across to this movie on TV entitled "84 Charing Cross Road". Its a movie about a two-decade(1949-1969) long distance friendship (New York-London) of two people who loves books. They send not only letters but also includes postcards, food parcels,and virtually everything that the post accepts. That movie made me want to have letters and postcards and make it as my wall paper.

Hopefully  - at this times where post is becoming less important due to technology - its not yet to late to make this dream a reality. Now that I have two blogger friends who started this idea, I will now blog my postcards received. I'll also join this post crossing website so that my postcard collection will roll over.

Main Entry:

Just received a postcard from the State of Kentucky featuring the Whitetail Bucks.


Post card from A Postcard for You
Theme: Whitetail Bucks of Kentucky.
Post date = no indication.
Date Received = 7 June 2014

Thank you so much A Postcard for You. I'll reciprocate very soon.



Photo herein is captured using
Canon Powershot SX130is in
Our Home
last 07 June 2014

kisses

May 16, 2014

14th Segunda Mana Charity Shop Opens

The Donation-in-Kind Program of Caritas Manila, Segunda Mana opened its 14th charity shop last May 9, 2014 at the 5th Level of Metro Point Mall, EDSA Rotonda, Pasay City. 

Rev. Fr. Roberto dela Cruz, the Archdiocesan Minister for Restorative Justice, graced and lead the blessing and ribbon-cutting of the newest branch. As Rev. Fr. Anton Pascual, Caritas Manila’s Executive Director puts it, “Buying is the new way of giving.”


Pre-loved items such as clothes, shoes, bags, toys, home and fashion accessories are donated by generous companies, organizations and individuals which are offered at friendly prices in Segunda Mana stalls. 

This is the 14th branch and the 12th mall-based store for Segunda Mana. Other branches are located at Makati Cinema Square, Isetann Cinerama Complex, Harrison Plaza , StarMall-Edsa, StarMall-Alabang, Victory Central Mall, Victory Shopping Center, Victory Pasay Mall,  Farmer’s Plaza, Sta. Lucia Mall, Riverbank Center-Marikina, San Roque Cathedral and in Caritas Manila Head Office.

Metro Point Mall’s owners and management granted free space and stall for this program of Caritas Manila. 

It’s the mission of Caritas Manila to instil the value of giving as a way of life.  Through its pro-poor programs and efforts, they help sustain and uphold the organization’s mission to develop and empower the disadvantaged and the vulnerable. Caritas Manila’s flagship program focuses on education for the underprivileged youth under its Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP) which currently supports 4,000 students. YSLEP is an integrated youth development program that develops the youth’s potential in terms of knowledge, skills and attitude and trains them to become leaders. It utilizes training and formation that emphasize not just academic excellence but leadership while cultivating moral integrity and social commitment to the poor.

May 14, 2014

Megaworld posts 49% record growth in net income for Q1 2014

Megaworld, the Philippines’ leading property developer and the no. 1 office developer and landlord, posted a net income of P2.69-billion (inclusive of the P604-million non-recurring gain) for the first quarter of 2014, 49-percent higher than the P1.81-billion for the same period in 2013 due to strong residential sales in its various townships, particularly in Newport City, Uptown Bonifacio, McKinley Hill and Eastwood City; and higher leasing income from its office and retail portfolio.

“As we celebrate our 25 years in the real estate industry, we look forward to another record breaking year for Megaworld as we aggressively expand our townships across the country,”says Dr. Andrew L. Tan, chairman and CEO, Megaworld.

On the other hand, Megaworld’s rental income from office developments and lifestyle malls surged to a record 1.7 billion in first quarter 2014, 23percent higher than P1.39 billion same period in 2013. 

Total revenues of Megaworld, together with its subsidiaries Empire East Land Holdings and Suntrust Properties, amounted to P9.94 billion for the first quarter 2014, up 22percent from P8.15 billion forthe same period in 2013.

Megaworld, and its subsidiaries, posted P19.6 billion in reservation sales in the first quarter 2014 which is 9 percent higher compared to same period last year. 

Just last week, the company announced the planned consolidation of Tan’s real estate companies under Megaworld with the acquisition of 49.2% stake of Alliance Global Group, Inc. in Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI).The acquisition brings Megaworld’s majority stake in GERI to 74.96% and increases the property giant’s total land bank to more than 3,900 hectares.

Megaworld is also set to further solidify its position as the leader in office developments in terms of total office space inventory by completing another 112,000 square meters of office spaces this year.  By the end of 2014, the company will have around 712,000 square meters of office spaces in its portfolio with the completion of new state-of-the-art office towers in Uptown Bonifacio, The Mactan Newtown in Cebu, and Iloilo Business Park.

On the retail side, Megaworld is also set to complete additional commercial and retail spaces with the completion of the Venice Grand Canal Mall in McKinley Hill, and some commercial strips at The Mactan Newtown. Megaworld’s existing commercial and retail space portfolio is currently at 304,083 square meters. 

Megaworld has pioneered the “LIVE-WORK-PLAY-LEARN” lifestyle concept for mixed-use communities in the Philippines, which are popularly known as “townships.”

To date, the company has 10 townships all throughout the country covering around 300 hectares of land. This includes the 17-hectare Eastwood City, which is considered to be the country’s first cyberpark; the 50-hectare McKinley Hill in Fort Bonifacio; the 25-hectare Newport City in Pasay City; the 5-hectare Forbes Town Center in Bonifacio Global City; the 28.8-hectare The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu; the 15.4-hectare Uptown Bonifacio in Bonifacio Global City; the 34.5-hectare McKinley West in Fort Bonifacio; the 12.3-hectare Woodside City in Pasig City; the 11-hectare Davao Park District in Davao City; and the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in Iloilo City. 

Over the past 24 years, the Megaworld Group has emerged as the country’s No. 1 real estate organization.  It has completed more than 320 residential and office buildings with a total area of around 5.6 million square meters.  Currently, about 185 residential, office and hotel buildings with a total area of around 5.4 million square meters are under development.

May 1, 2014

New Jollibee Creamy Shakes and New Combo Meals

01 May 2014
Jollibee Xavier
Corrales street
Cagayan de Oro City


It was a pleasant news from my sisters that Jollibee will offer new creamy shakes and it will be available (today) 1st of May. When I went to my suking Jollibee branch - Jollibee Xavier - I was amaze that it's also available here in Cagayan de Oro. What's more amazing its that it has also has other combo options.


I'll definitely try that one later before going home. Right now ill accompany my wife in her office with this another great combo meals.


I ordered spag-hotdog combo on the go for our snacks in the office. As her nieces always say "sharing is loving".


Head now to Jollibee stores near you and grab these new meals. My heart felt gratitude to Jollibee Xavier Crew for always accommodating me the jolly way. Iba talaga ang notorious na suki :lol:

April 5, 2014

Pilipinas Taj launches Tata Manza, Tata Vista and Tata Xenon at Manila International Auto Show

Prepare to meet four new vehicles from the biggest motor company of India, Tata Motors Limited, the leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles.

The Tata Manza INI sedan, the sporty hatchback Tata Vista INI, two sports pick-ups, the Tata Xenon DLS and the Tata Xenon DLE, plus the mini trucks Tata Ace and Tata Super Ace were unveiled at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Tata Motors, the world’s fifth largest truck manufacturer and fourth largest bus manufacturer is represented locally by Pilipinas Taj Autogroup (TAJ).



“The world trusts the brand Tata, people know the quality and reliability that is synonymous with the name. New innovations and technologies are constantly imbibed in the latest vehicles produced by the brand, such as the new generation of diesel-powered engines for commercial vehicles that deliver durable, fuel-efficient vehicles for motorists worldwide. The introduction of the first Indian car brand in the country also signifies the arrival here of vehicles that are more suited to Asian countries with new features that can stand up to other brands in the market." said David Coyukiat, President and Chairman of Pilipinas Taj Autogroup.

The Tata Manza INI is sleek, has a spacious interior and ample storage, with both power and poise. The Tata Vista INI is youthful and sporty, and comes in fun, bright colors. It too has lots of comfy legroom and runs on a Safire petrol engine unique to Tata Motors.

The Tata Xenon DLS and the Tata Xenon DLE meanwhile are sporty pick-ups, with the DLE sporting a 4x4 Drivetrain and the Tata DLS, 4x2. "They are a perfect blend of looks and performance," Nicky Mariano, TAJ General Manager said.

Also showcased at MIAS and available for retail in the Philippines starting July are the Tata Ace and Tata Super Ace. These diesel mini trucks are durable, fuel-saving and provide optimum capacity for both seating and loading, making for a great vehicle choice for enterprising Pinoys.

"Tata Motors brings affordable, durable vehicles that are fuel-efficient and caters to the needs of the market. It is the leading, most trusted motoring brand in India, and we are confident that we can provide the same quality and value to the Philippine motoring industry," Mariano added.

Tata Motors provides a diverse range of vehicles – from sedans to fire trucks, army vehicles to service trucks and even compact SUVs. The commercial and passenger vehicles of Tata Motors have markets in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia and South America, and has now come to the Philippines.

“The timely arrival of Tata Motors in the country with the resurgence of the Philippine economy will mean that our vehicles can become a partner for growth and development for many Filipinos, especially in the automotive industry. Tata Motors’ vision and objective is to produce vehicles geared to become “workhorses” for driving.” David Coyukiat added.

More models and types of commercial and passenger vehicles of Tata Motors are expected to launch in the Philippines this 2014. Pilipinas Taj Autogroup showrooms for the Tata Manza INI, Tata Vista INI, Tata Xenon DLS, Tata Xenon DLE, Tata Ace and Tata Super Ace are in Marcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal and Barrio Pampanga, Davao City.

March 24, 2014

Creamy Delight Preps you for Summer

Summer means sexy bods here, there and everywhere. That Is why im giving way to this article for we - yes! we! - will conquer the beaches.

After months on end munching on salty treats, summer is knocking on our doors again to remind us to get back into shape. The usual and fastest way people achieve this is through calorie cutting and pushing your body to the limit. But these tactics usually result into putting your body in a worse condition as abrupt starvation and too much workout can unnecessarily stress your body.

Non-Fat

Another taboo in the getting-into-shape-mania is that you should refrain from snacks as if they are immediately synonymous with unhealthy foods or the worse one, starving yourself. However, thanks to technology, we can still enjoy the leisure of snacking while keeping our health and shape in check. Thanks to pasteurization, a technological breakthrough that can assist us in our summer diet,our favorite snack that fills us up and keeps our health in check is now more available than before. This process heats up food and sterilizes it, all while preserving nutrients and enabling it to have longer shelf life.

Regular / Original

The one snack that you can now enjoy to help you get into a sexy summer body is pasteurized yogurt Creamy Delight. Each cup is filled with vitamins and nutrients to give you the extra energy you need to push through your stressful day and straight to your after-work activities. With a low sodium percentage, it ensures that your body absorbs all these nutrients faster and better. Compared with other unhealthy snacks we usually binge on, it’s better to munch on something handy, healthy, and unbelievably light. Now you can enjoy long-lasting energy to spend that quality time with your family while rocking that sexy bod!

Thick and Creamy
With four variants to choose from, you’ll never get bored. You have thick and creamy for that extra yogurt goodness, the original non-traditional yogurt perfect for bonding with the family, the non-fat for those who are going the extra mile to rock their bikinis, and the ever so delicious Creamy Delight for kids with real pureed fruit flavor to entice and energize your active kids all throughout their day. Whether you go for one or all four, your back-to-shape program is safe from disintegrating from its goals.

Yogi Kids
You can get your Creamy Delight fix in your favorite convenient stores and sari-sari stores all over the country. Keep it sweet, keep it sexy, and keep it healthy with Creamy Delight!

March 19, 2014

Win FREE Summer Siren Tickets

Be part of the hottest 3-day beach party for FREE when you share your #AyosNaSummer wish with your AyosDito.ph barkada! Simply Surf & Share on AyosDito.ph to win FREE Summer Siren tickets for you and your friends!



A total of 35 Summer Siren passes and 10 limited edition AyosLoudbasstard speaker docks will be given away to lucky Ka-Ayos who will share their #AyosNaSummer wish on AyosDito.ph. Join to get the chance to meet great people at the Summer Siren Festival happening on April 4-6 at Crystal Beach, Zambales! It’s very easy to join and win the ultimate beach adventure for your barkada. Tara na!



To join:

  1. Search #AyosNaSummer on AyosDito.ph then click the Win Summer Siren Tickets ad.
  2. Reply to the ad with your #AyosNaSummer wish. The more replies you leave, the more chances of winning exclusive Summer Siren tickets for you and your friends.

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  • Total of 15 tickets and 3 room accommodations to be won! (5 Super Ayos winners will win 3 tickets and 1 room accommodation each)
  • Total of 20 tickets up for grabs! (5 AyosBarkada winners of 4 tickets each)
  • Exclusive consolation prizes for music lovers up for grabs. (10 winners of Loudbasstard speaker docks)
Winners will be selected at random. The more #AyosNaSummer wish you send, the higher your chances of winning. Each ticket is valid for entry to the Summer Siren event at Crystal Beach, Zambales this coming April 4 to 6, 2014. For more info, go to http://blog.ayosdito.ph

March 18, 2014

Nokia X launched in the Philippines

Nokia today announced the launch of Nokia X, part of the new Nokia X family of affordable smartphones that run Android™ apps, in the Philippines. This new device is the perfect introduction to the world of Android apps, coupled with signature Nokia experiences, and the most popular Microsoft services.

The Nokia X features Nokia’s renowned quality and design, with a fresh, tile-based user interface inspired by our Lumia family. It comes with Fastlane, a screen that lets people switch between their favorite apps more smoothly. People can access curated, quality-tested apps from Nokia Store, more than a dozen third-party app stores and by sideloading. All devices are also pre-loaded with a variety of very popular third-party apps and games.


“We believe this unique combination will resonate with consumers around the world and set a great precedent for the level of quality that can be achieved in the fast-growing, affordable smartphone segment.” said Gary Chan, Head of Marketing, Pan Asia, Nokia.

“We are happy to be one of the first countries to launch the much anticipated Nokia X,” said Karel Holub, General Manager, Philippines, Nokia. “The Nokia X would be a great device for Filipinos with Fastlane, signature Nokia experiences and a number of third party apps, in addition to a sturdy and attractive build at an affordable price.”

Out of the box, users can enjoy signature Nokia experiences including free* HERE Maps, with true offline maps and integrated turn-by-turn navigation, and Nokia MixRadio for free music streaming and downloadable playlists. The Nokia X is also an affordable introduction to popular Microsoft services, including free cloud storage using OneDrive.

The Nokia X, a beautifully crafted smartphone with Nokia’s signature design approach and bold, bright colors. At only 10.4mm thin, the slim, durable monobody design features a 4” capacitive WVGA touch screen that provides great readability, and exchangeable back covers that come in a variety of statement colors. Inside, the device runs on the Nokia X Software Platform and is powered by a 1Ghz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

The Nokia X features two screens: home, which features a fresh, tile-based design and Fastlane. Fastlane is a dynamic record of how people use their phone, day-by-day, moment-by-moment. It captures everything people love: they need only to swipe once from the home screen to access Fastlane, see a record of recent activity, and switch between their favorite apps, smoothly. Fastlane has been completely re-imagined for the
Nokia X family. People can return a missed call by calling or texting, accept or decline calendar invitations, or control the music player – all from within the Fastlane view. Fastlane is also more customizable and social-friendly than ever. People can select what appears on their Fastlane feed, read notifications from their social networks and update their status from within Fastlane, making the experience even more productive.

Product specifications and availability
The Nokia X is now available for SRP of Php 5,990. The Nokia X will be available in bright green, bright red, black and white.

Additional specifications for the Nokia X:
  • 4" capacitive touchscreen
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core Processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 3MP camera
  • Dual SIM
  • Up to 32GB expandable memory
  • 1500 mAH battery
  • Satellite GPS
  • Accelerometer
  • Available colors: Bright Green, Bright Red, Black and White

About Nokia
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.

March 15, 2014

“Big 4” motorbike firms boost “Original Na Bida” 3.0 edition

The motorcycle industry’s Big 4 — Honda Philippines, Kawasaki Motor Philippines, Suzuki Philippines and Yamaha Motor Philippines — converge as they push for high quality, safety and original design in the 3rd edition of their “Original na Bida” (OnB) campaign at SM City Cagayan de Oro Event Activity Center to be held this coming March 14-16, 2014.


For three days, the Big 4 motorbike firms, shifting the holding of this noteworthy campaign from its traditional Manila base to this famous Mindanao city called “City of Golden Friendship,” will offer safety-riding programs and recreational activities amid a festival-like environment, to patrons as they reiterate the wise choice of original motorcycles and spare parts among motorists for a more pleasurable riding experience.

Yesterday, the event kicked-off with a grand Big 4 motorcade started at 8 a.m. then, a press conference, ribbon-cutting and unveiling of the OnB seal and video presentation will follow, while another interesting video called “Bida vs. Nagpapakabida” been shown to further emphasize the value of using original brands and spare parts. In the afternoon, seminars organized by the Big 4 will also be held, in between various games and raffle events. Plus the “Bidang Barangay” contest will kick off, pitting 4 groups against each other to earn the right to be called “Bidang Barangay.”

For the second day, people from Cagayan de Oro City and the rest of Mindanao will get to know more about the “Original na Bida” campaign through interviews with the Big 4 representatives. More raffle draws, exciting games, plus electrifying performances from guest artists also marks Day 2 of the event.

Finally, Day 3 will feature, aside from more raffles, games and musical entertainment, the finals of the Bidang Barangay contest and a scintillating “fliptop” (rap battle) that will feature YouTube Pinoy rap sensation “Abra” and his partners, Loonie and Band. They will engage in a literary battle using rap as their medium. Expect the crowd to get pumped up as they deliver a one-of-a-kind performance rarely seen nowadays.

Now on its third year, the “Original na Bida” campaign aims to educate motorists that Japanese manufacturers make the best motorcycle units and spare parts because these underwent thorough studies, using the latest research and development technologies in order to assure safety, high quality and premium design more consistently than other low-quality motorbike brands.

The same companies are also known to observe strict compliance with government regulations and standards. That’s why customers are assured of riding high-quality motorcycles in the country.

With the success of the safety and quality campaign, the “Original na Bida” drive has gained support from thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts in various media platforms and other concerned groups for the past 2 years for its noteworthiness and timeliness. Many agree that it is really an advantage to own original motorcycle units as they cited its inherent durability and reliability.

For inquiries about the Big 4 motorcycle brands, visit their nearest service centers nationwide. And to know more about the “Original na Bida,” campaign, go to www.facebook.com/OriginalNaBida.

March 14, 2014

New Meals from Jollibee

I know some of you have heard about this, tried it too. Here's some thing new on Jollibee's Menu:

As of 24th of February 2014, the return of our beloved Lenten Season Jollibee Treats.


As of 10th of March 2014, our beloved weekday rice meals has a new combo.


Upon seeing that poster I then ordered the Garlic Beef Combo. Its good combo and you need an extra rice for sure. I also asked for hot sauce too.


Lastly for dessert. I cannot remember when was this started. All I know is this treat is yummy indeed!


It has KitKat Bits and caramel syrup blended in Vanilla soft served Ice Cream. Don't worry, its not too sweet, its just right.
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