Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nor 14: PLDT myDSL subscribers get to watch the Pacquiao-Margarito fight live and absolutely free!!


PLDT myDSL subscribers are in for a treat on Nov. 14 as Watchpad streams the Pacquiao-Margarito fight, live and absolutely free, straight to their PC screens.

To enjoy free and exclusive live streaming of Pacquiao fights and more, just register to PLDT myDSL Watchpad, which comes free with each myDSL subscription. Watchpad lets you experience the hottest TV channels, movies, videos and more while enjoying Facebook, Twitter, and Multiply.

For details, log on to www.pldtwatchpad.com.

Quezon City’s Longest-running Sunday Market Moves to Centris Walk



The SIDCOR Lung Center market spells good buys in one great bazaar. A pioneer of flea markets in Manila, the SIDCOR market is where shoppers and bazaaristas alike find hard-to-find veggies, local delicacies, organic treats, exotic seafood, adorable pets, and a myriad more delights. Now, this colorful Sunday scene moves from the Lung Center to the hippest dining and lifestyle destination in Quezon City, Centris Walk.

Located at the corner of EDSA and Quezon Avenue, Centris Walk is the lifestyle component of Eton Centris, a 12-hectare township project of Eton Properties Philippines, Inc. The SIDCOR Sunday market features 450 stalls comprising a wide array of products that give justice to the word bazaar. Opens every Sunday, 6 AM at Centris Walk starting November 7.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2010 Richwell Christmas Sale - up to 80% 0FF!!!!

Nov 12-17: Toys R Us Big Toy Sale

Nov 14: Shop & Eat at the Assumption Bazaar


On Nov 14, the place to be will be at the Hotel InterContinental Manila. There will be more than a hundred vendors offering a wide variety of merchandise. Unique to the Assumption bazaar is the participation of alumnae who personally design and sell one-of-a-kind items not found in other bazaars.

What is exciting to me however, isn't the shopping per se, but the food. Those who visit the Assumption College Bazaar on Nov. 14 at the hotel’s ballroom will be given a 20-percent discount on the lunch buffet at the hotel's Café Jeepney upon presentation of their bazaar tickets.

Assumption students and graduates will be given a 30-percent discount on the buffet price during the promo when dining in groups of 10—one of them gets to dine for free for every group of six partaking of the lunch buffet. A coupon printout from the Assumption Facebook network must be presented to avail oneself of group discounts. The Assumption College community will also enjoy a 10% discount on food and beverage for future hotel functions and outside catering provided that the booking for such event is made during the period of November 6 to 30, 2010. For Café Jeepney reservations or for more information on this promotion, please call 793 7000.

Copies of the cookbook are also on sale at Café Jeepney at P599 (P699 in bookstores), with the hotel donating its sales commission to the Assumption Mission Schools as well. I can hardly wait to get my copy. If you want to take a sneak peek, go to the Assumption Cookbook website.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sale Alert: Gingersnaps & Just G Warehouse Sale


It's that time of the year again! The much awaited Gingersnaps and Just G warehouse sale is on again at Warehouse 19 Armal Compound 2, M. Eusebio Ave., Pasig City. Mondays-Saturdays, except Holidays, Sundays and Extreme Weather Conditions, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

From Nov. 12 to Dec. 29, 2010.

Lots of great value for your money! Cash basis only.

Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 5637/5639 series of 2010.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Powerbooks: Pilipinas Journal


When I run out of gift ideas (which happens more often than not), I head over to the nearest Powerbooks. I love their latest promo, the PILIPINAS JOURNAL: Your guide next year.

Promo Mechanics:
1. For every P2,500 single receipt purchase at any participating Powerbooks branch from November 1, 2010 to January 15, 2011, the customer is entitled to a free Powerbooks' Pilipinas Journal.
2. The free planner may be claimed at any Powerbooks cashier or customer service counter.
3. Receipts will be stamped "claimed" upon receipt of the free item.
4. Promo period is from November 1, 2010 to January 15, 2011.
5. Redemption period is until 60 days from end of promo period.
6. Promo is valid in the following Powerbooks branches: Alabang Town Center, Festival, Glorietta, Greenbelt, Mall of Asia, Megamall, Robinson's Ermita, Shangri-la, Trinoma.
7. Wholesale purchases are not included in this promotion.
8. Offer cannot be combined with other existing promos and discount programs.
9. All employees of Powerbooks, its advertising and PR agencies up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from this promotion.

Crocs & Toys R Us Sale Alert

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Melo's November Specials

There goes the diet. =)

For November my favorite restaurant for steak has brought back a very popular Chef Special! 8oz Wagyu Tenderloin (Grade 8) wrapped in Bacon with Al Funghi Porcini Sauce, served with soup and salad.

The 4+1 is back!!! Bring your family and friends to the Melo's nearest you for a memorable and festive dinner! Order 4 Wagyu Steaks and get a 6oz Wagyu Ribeye for FREE!!! Promo may not be used with other promos and discounts.

Use your Citibank credit card and get 10% OFF Wagyu & Certified Angus steaks. (May not be used with other promos, discounts, set menus & chef specials)

Free WIFI now available in Melo's Westgate Alabang.Enjoy romantic LIVE music Wednesday to Saturdays in Jupiter St. Makati.

For reservations please call:
Alabang 7713945
Makati City 8999403
Quezon City 9249194
Burgos Circle @ The Fort 4035968

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Crocs & Collezione: My Pilipinas Series

Here's another reason to head towards the nearest Collezione C2 store  -- the My Pilipinas Crocs.
A pair can be yours for P2,350.

source: Facebook

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Oct 16: Eat, Write, Love - Feed your passion!

EAT, WRITE, LOVE is a half-day writing workshop that fuses Filipino food, history and culture, and writing for a sumptuous culinary experience that’s not to be missed. An event for foodies and culture lovers alike, Eat, Write, Love will feature talks by Adarna Food and Culture Restaurant Chef Giney Villar, food writer Lori Baltazar of DessertComesFirst.com, and an editor from Yummy magazine.

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◦Date: October 16 (Saturday), 11AM to 4PM
◦Venue: Adarna Food and Culture Restaurant, Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City
◦Maximum No. of Participants: 25
◦Course Fee: Php2,500 inclusive of lunch and the writing workshop

To reserve a slot, click HERE.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Click d'Fun Anniversary Promo

Now while we're on the topic of capturing memories, this piece of great news just arrived from Click d'Fun.

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We’re turning ONE!! As a way of saying THANK YOU,

enjoy our anniversary package rates below.

3 HOURS (7,500)

4 HOURS (9,500)

Perfect for Weddings or Debuts
Package Inclusions: Unlimited high quality 4R prints*. Unlimited photo stands. Customized photo layout and design on the photo strips. Customized tarpaulin backdrop. Studio lights. Use of fun and wacky accessories (e.g. headbands, mask, glasses, wigs, etc.). On-site professional technicians. 1 hour stop time. High Resolution images stored in DVD. Online photo gallery. Free setup and dismantle within Metro Manila.

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2 HOURS (6,000)

Perfect for Kiddie Parties
Package Inclusions: Unlimited high quality 4R prints*. Unlimited photo stands. Customized photo layout and design on the photo strips. Standard tarpaulin backdrop. Studio lights. Use of fun and wacky accessories (e.g. headbands, mask, glasses, wigs, etc.). On-site professional technicians. 30mins stop time. High Resolution images stored in DVD. Online photo gallery. Free setup and dismantle within Metro Manila.

Promo is valid if you confirmed your booking from October 8 – November 30, 2010.

HURRY BOOK NOW!!

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TWO PAIR PACKAGE (8,000)
2 hours booth rental. Unlimited high quality 4R prints*. Unlimited photo stands. Customized photo layout and design on the photo strips. Customized tarpaulin backdrop. Studio lights. Use of fun and wacky accessories (e.g. headbands, mask, glasses, wigs, etc.). On-site professional technicians. 1 hour stop time. High Resolution images stored in DVD. Online photo gallery. Free setup and dismantle within Metro Manila.

THREE OF A KIND PACKAGE (10,000)
3 hours booth rental. Unlimited high quality 4R prints*. Unlimited photo stands. Customized photo layout and design on the photo strips. Customized tarpaulin backdrop. Studio lights. Use of fun and wacky accessories (e.g. headbands, mask, glasses, wigs, etc.). On-site professional technicians. 1 hour stop time. High Resolution images stored in DVD. Online photo gallery. Free setup and dismantle within Metro Manila.

FULL HOUSE PACKAGE (12,000)
4 hours booth rental. Unlimited high quality 4R prints*. Unlimited photo stands. Customized photo layout and design on the photo strips. Customized tarpaulin backdrop. Studio lights. Use of fun and wacky accessories (e.g. headbands, mask, glasses, wigs, etc.). On-site professional technicians. 1 hour stop time. High Resolution images stored in DVD. Online photo gallery. Free setup and dismantle within Metro Manila.

For more information, go to http://clickthefun.com/

Stork Studio's Family Xmas Promo


Christmas and New Year's is a great opportunity to showcase what matters most:  family.  I love this promo by Stork Studio - take advantage of this opportunity to document a milestone in your family....  your extended family.

Oct 15-17: Rockwell's Moonlit Bazaar

Oct 12-16: National Book Store Warehouse Sale

You are invited to the biggest Warehouse Sale of School and Office supplies! Buy fun and cool stationery items for you and your friends! Shop early for Christmas and birthday gifts for your family and loved ones! Choose from a wide selection of useful and multi-functional home and office equipment! There will be a few bargain books on sale as well! It's all available at the National Book Store Warehouse Sale.

Come to National Book Store Warehouse, 125 Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City from October 12-16, 9 am to 5 pm. See you there!

Friday, October 8, 2010

P&G 75th Anniversary Blowout


Enjoy 15% off on Procter & Gamble products in celebration of 75 years of touching & improving Filipino lives. Grab your favorite Tide, Ariel, Pantene, Olay, Whisper, Downy, Head & Shoulders, Joy, Pampers & Safeguard in your nearest supermarkets from Oct 8 to Nov 7.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Book of the Month: Eat Pray Love


Use your Citi Card and get 20% off on "Eat Pray Love" at all National Bookstore and Bestsellers outlets.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Oct 6-10: Fashion Accessories & Beauty Bazaar

It is the ultimate place for all red-blooded shopping enthusiasts - be it accessories, giftware, Christmas décor, books, music products, house ware, kitchenware, handicrafts, novelties, bath & body, clothing, fashion jewellery, souvenir items, toys, sporting goods, travel goods, leather goods, stationery, office and school supplies, gift boxes, gift wrapping, paper products, packaging, home & office furnishing, car accessories, telecommunication, footwear, perfumes, plastic products and many more.

Customers can come and shop without limit and without borders from 12nn to 10pm daily.

Bedspace Mobile Bar: We Bring the Party to YOU.

Bedspace now open to catering, mobile, DJ services, and bed set ups for parties.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Oct 21-23: Likhang Kamay Bazaar

Likhang Kamay Bazaar to Showcase Local Artisans
100% Handmade Goods at Three-Day Fair at RCBC Plaza Oct. 21 – 23


Skip the mall and shop handmade this holiday season at Likhang Kamay: The Artisans Circle by Yuchengco Museum, a three-day open-air bazaar where over 20 especially invited vendors will sell their handcrafted wares.  The bazaar is on October 21 to 23, Thursday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the courtyard of RCBC Plaza (corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat, Makati). Likhang Kamay will bring together local products made by artisans, artists, and community and livelihood groups from all over the country.

Likhang Kamay offers Filipino unique, artistic, and high-quality treasures rarely seen in malls. Pick one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and loved ones—whether it’s fashion-forward jewelry and clothing, embellished fabrics, modern home décor and ceramics, fine prints and stationery, or regional coffee and delicacies. All items are handmade from a variety of media, including fabric, clay, metal, paper, and much more.

Come for early Christmas shopping and directly support local artists, craftsmen, and communities. Enjoy coffee and refreshments while you shop, talk to the talents behind the artistic creations, and visit the Yuchengco Museum right across. Bazaar entrance is only P20, and includes free admission to museum exhibits and events.

Likhang Kamay: The Artisans Circle by Yuchengco Museum is hosted by the Yuchengco Museum. For details about Likhang Kamay, call the museum at 889-1234 or e-mail likhangkamaybazaar@yahoo.com.

Nov 6-7: Global Pinoy Bazaar


In its effort to raise Pinoy pride and positive social change among its countrymen, a group of young and idealistic Filipinos saw the birth of a campaign called Yabang Pinoy. Yabang Pinoy’s main project is to always develop new, fun and exciting programs and activities that would convert “closet” Pinoys into “Shouting Proud Pinoys.”

In keeping with Yabang Pinoy’s consumer revolution advocacy and belief that for every foreign product in the market, there are comparable local options, Yabang Pinoy is now on its fifth Global Pinoy Bazaar to showcase Filipino products made with 100% Filipino Love and Pride on November 6-7 at the Rockwell Tent in Makati.

In line with this, Yabang Pinoy also invites all Filipino artists and entrepreneurs producing products with 100% Filipino Love and Pride to join this one of a kind bazaar just in time for the Christmas holiday season.

The Global Pinoy Bazaar 2010 is a great avenue for entrepreneurs and artists alike to promote their products and talents while helping the Philippine market in encouraging people to patronize local products to help boost the economy.

For those who are not the entrepreneur or artist type, you can always shout to the world how proud you are to be Pinoy by promoting Global Pinoy Bazaar 2010 and visiting the fair this coming November 6-7.

Global Pinoy Bazaar promises shoppers a whole lot of entertainment, good food and of course, 100% unique Filipino products that are truly easy on the pocket. Posh purses made of Capiz shells, nifty organizers made out of recycled papers and statement shirts that are 100% screaming Pinoy are just some of the few things to look forward to at the Global Pinoy Bazaar 2010.

For interested participants, entrepreneurs, and sponsors, please email yabangpinoy@gmail.com or contact 211-7789 / 0917-824-0213. For more information, visit www.yabangpinoy.com

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Where's the Beef? At Alfredo's!

I know, I know, it's such a corny caption but....... it's true!    

Alfredo's Steaks marks its 42nd year with an eat-all-you-can beef carving buffet, and discounts on their bestsellers.


All Sundays of September, feast on the "All-You-Can-Beef" U.S. Roast Beef Carving Buffet for P420+. From the regular price of P690+, enjoy a spread that includes soup, salad, rice, vegetable dishes, pasta, chicken, pork or fish entree, and all-you-can eat U.S. Roast Beef carved on-the-spot.


Promo is valid for both lunch and dinner.


On September 17 and 18, get a free steak if your birthday is on September 19. Enjoy a regular 200-gram local Tenderloin steak that comes with complimentary soup and Salad of the Day.

Note:Only driver's license or passport will be accepted as proof of birth date.
Celebrant must dine with at least 3 others (total bill exclusive of the free steak must reach 1,500++).
Limited to one (1) FREE steak per table.
Not valid with any other promo or discount.
Not convertible to cash.


Alfredo's Steaks is at Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Sct. de Guia and Dr. Lascano Sts., Quezon City. Tel. No. 374-3576.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sept 1 - Oct 15: Powerbooks Umbrella Promo

Promo Mechanics:

1. For every P2,500 single receipt purchase at any Powerbooks branch from September 1 to October 15, 2010, the customer is entitled to a free Powerbooks' Umbrella.
2. The free umbrella may be claimed at any Powerbooks cashier or customer service counter.
3. Receipts will be stamped "claimed" upon receipt of the free item.
4. Promo period is from September 1 to October 15, 2010.
5. Redemption period is until 60 days from end of promo period.
6. Promo is valid in the following Powerbooks branches: Alabang Town Center, Festival, Glorietta, Greenbelt, Mall of Asia, Megamall, Robinson's Ermita, Shangri-la, Trinoma.
7. Wholesale purchases are not included in this promotion.
8. Offer cannot be combined with other existing promos and discount programs.
9. All employees of Powerbooks, its advertising and PR agencies up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from this promotion.

Sept 7 - Oct 18: Gymboree Rockwell promo

Sept 25: Storytelling Workshop w/ Kuya Bodjie at Museo Pambata


A storytelling workshop for adults will be held at Museo Pambata on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

The workshop will be facilitated by theatre, film and TV actor, Bodjie Pascua. Kuya Bodjie will share his skills and techniques to teach adults how to effectively tell stories to children.

Museo Pambata is calling on teachers, parents and community volunteers to share stories to children because stories serve as tools for learning and understanding issues, concepts and situations. Through storytelling, one can imagine other places, know different cultures and vicariously experience other people’s situations and experiences. Stories shape one’s life, deepen one’s feelings and enrich one's knowledge. Stories encourage values formation and awareness of abstract concepts such as peace and love.

Museo Pambata promotes storytelling as a literacy activity which enhances both reading and listening skills as well as cognitive functions like imagination, intuition and critical thinking in children.

Please book/reserve early, as seats are limited. For information, contact Noreen Parafina or Charlot Cachuela at 523-1797/98, 536-0595 (local 103 and 106) or email info@museopambata.org. Registration fee is at P 1,000.00 (inclusive of meals and materials).

Sept 24-26: 1st Asia Bird Fair @ Davao

MANILA—Birdwatchers, conservationists and eco-tourism promoters from all over Asia and elsewhere have their eyes on the Philippines, which is hosting Asia's first-ever region-wide bird festival.

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines said the First Asian Bird Fair will be held in Davao City from 24-26 September 2010, tandem with the 6thPhilippine Bird Festival, the country's premier avian conservation and eco-tourism event. The milestone event is co-hosted by the Philippine Eagle Foundation and the Davao City government.

The First Asian Bird Fair-themed "Nurture Nature, Save our Future"—is a common initiative of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand, the Chinese Wild Bird Federation, the Wild Bird Society of Taipei, the Malaysian Nature Society and the Nature Society (Singapore).

The Asian Bird Fair, which highlights the respective bird festivals of the participating countries, seeks to enrich eco-tourism through birdwatching and promote the natural and cultural heritage of host cities.

The Asian Bird Fair and 6th Philippine Bird Festival will be held at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao on 24-25 September. Entrance to the Asian Bird Fair exhibit area is free of charge, according to organizers.

Highlights of the fair include the Bird Conservation Forum and turn-over ceremony to representatives of the Chinese Wild Bird Federation, host of next year's Asian Bird Fair in Tainan City. International and Philippine delegates will also tour the Philippine Eagle Center and Eden Garden Resorts while in Davao.

WBCP president Michael Lu said the fair will include photo exhibits, presentations and fun activities for the young "and young at heart." Children can also look forward to a guided tour at low tide of the tidal flats fronting the Waterfront Insular Hotel, where children can have a close look at marine species like fiddler crabs and mudskippers as well as spectacular views of herons, egrets and shorebirds.

Lu expects the event to draw bird watchers, conservationists, eco-tourism promoters, sustainable development providers, and nature lovers from around the country, Asia and Europe.

Alice Villa-Real, chair of the committee organizing the 1st Asian Bird Festival and 6th Philippine Bird Festival., said the latest initiative is a significant move to draw attention to pressing conservation issues.

"We can make a significant difference to protect the rich bird life and habitats of our islands, whilst promoting responsible enjoyment of nature and encouraging related sustainable businesses in the local communities," Villa-Real pointed out.
International groups participating in the Asian Bird Festival are Chinese Wild Bird Federation, Bird Conservation Society of Thailand, Malaysian Nature Society, Nature Society of Singapore, Wild Bird Society of Taipei, Shanghai Wild Bird Society, Wild Bird Society of Tainan, Hong Kong Birdwatching Society, Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network, Borneo Bird Club, Hornbill Research Foundation, the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association, Bird Conservation Nepal and the Oriental Bird Club.

Local organizations joining are Conservation International, Fauna and Flora International, Katala Foundation, WWF-Philippines, Isla Biodiversity Conservation, Birding Adventure Philippines, Kaakbay, Malagos Garden Resort, Monfort Bat Cave & Conservation Foundation, Philippine Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, Philippine Wild Bird Photographers, My Zoo Foundation, Earth Island Institute, City of Alaminos (Pangasinan), City of Balanga (Bataan) and the Municipality of Candaba (Pampanga).

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sept 16-18: Hobbes & Landes Warehouse Sale

Maybelline Sale Alert for Sept


Maybelline's 8-in-1 BB Cream is selling at a low price of P200 for the whole month of September, only at Watson's and SM Department Stores! Hurry and stock up now! :)

Sept 18: Dolores Custer, LIVE in Manila!


National Book Store is bringing international food stylist Delores Custer back to Manila! Custer will conduct a seminar on September 18 to coincide with the launching of her new book -- Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera.

During her lecture, Custer will expound on major topics in the book such as overcoming challenges in food styling, troubleshooting on the set, the controlled vs. the natural look, the importance of propping, creating test shots, building your portfolio, working with advertising assignments and meeting the gold standard in food styling. She will also discuss principles of recipe and cookbook writing, tips for chefs, caterers and others who want to style their own dishes and how to create visual materials to sell food related services.

The seminar will be conducted on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at Oceana Restaurant and Culinary School, San Miguel by the Bay, SM Mall of Asia Complex.

Tickets are P4500 (inclusive of lunch and snacks but exclusive of Custer's book worth P4055) and P7500 (inclusive of lunch, snacks and the book). Tickets are available at all Ticket World outlets or http://www.ticketworld.com.ph/ or call 891-9999.

Join the author for the Philippine book launch of Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera on September 15, 4 pm, at the North Court of the Rockwell Powerplant Mall.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sept 10-12: The Designer Label Sale at ATC

The Designer Label Sale

Keep Calm and Collect your Precious Finds.
September 10-12, 2010.

Conquer Up To 70% Discount
A/X Armani Exchange, Alfred Dunhill, Anne Klein, Avant, Boss Black, Boss Green, Boss Woman, Bossini, Calvin Klein Jeans, Charriol, Diesel, EDIA, Florshiem, Fruits & Passion, Furla, GAP, Kate Spade, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Naturalizer, Nine West, Polo Jeans Co., Rustan's Department Store, Samsonite, The Body Shop, Tod's, VNC

Recharge at the VIP Lounge
For every P1,000 purchase in participating stores, guests can enjoy exclusive amenities at the lounge.

Also, bid for stylish prizes for a minimum of P5,000 receipt.

Gather Perks From HSBC Cards
HSBC Cardholders enjoy easy payment terms at merchants participating in HSBC's 0% Installment Plan (HiP).

Plus, be delighted with every swipe and redeem as much as P500-P2,500 Ayala Malls eGC when you make straight or HiP transactions on your HSBC credit card.

Negros trade fair turns 25!

The Philippines' longest-running provincially organized trade show, the 25th Negros Trade Fair, will be held on Sept. 8 to 12, at the Rockwell Tent in Makati City.

The fair will showcase furniture and furnishings, lighting, garments, and bags and fashion accessories, including specially designed jewelry. Goods made by Gawad Kalinga residents in a Bacolod village, enlisted in the Enterprise Development Program of the ANP, will be on offer as well. Some of products on sale are exported globally.

The tiangge will also feature traditional Negrense food favorites: inasal, fresh lumpiang ubod, piaya, mango tarts, napoleones, and puto.

The occasion will be marked by the launch of Silver Tiangge, a coffee-table book depicting Negros Occidental’s story of entrepreneurial success. Written by 11 authors and design consultants including furniture designer Debbie Palao and fashion designer PJ Aranador, the book features chapters on weaving, wood furniture and lamination, lighting, fashion, souvenirs, gifts, and wellness and eco-friendly products. Two chapters highlighting Negrense cuisine and desserts were written by restaurateur Margarita Fores and Vince Groyon, scriptwriter for the film Namets (colloquial Ilonggo for "yummy").

Source: BusinessWorld, experiencenegros.com

Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's Going to be a Great Morning c/o Hubert Young


Hubert Young, the man who brought UCC Coffee Concept Stores, Sakae Sushi, Crepes and Cream, and Cafe City 1888 to our shores, has a great deal for you and your friends. All you have to do is register and tell your friends about his site (http://www.hubertyoung.com/) and you can enjoy a free cup of UCC siphon brewed coffee.

There are also quite a few promos being offered by UCC & Sakae Sushi.   I particularly like the sushi (eat all you want from the conveyor belt) buffet for P399.  Go to http://www.hubertyoung.com/home/gossip for more details.

Stork Studio's Pre-Christmas Promo for Sept-Oct!

Book your Christmas Family Portrait Early and avail of Free Customized Gift Tags! Email thestorkstudio@gmail.com for more details.

Sept 18: The Stork Exchange


1) In order to participate in the STORK EXCHANGE, Moms must provide at least 3 ITEMS (but you can bring UNLIMITED number of items) to be put into the EVENT before September 15th. You will get 1 categorized ticket per item.

For example: These can be new things that didn't fit your baby, gifts you didn't like, slightly used items (MUST be in GOOD shape BUT we L-O-V-E recycling items amongst babies. GOOD for the ENVIRONMENT & GOOD for the POCKET).

Baby clothes (0-2 years old)
Toddler clothes (2-5 years old)
Baby toys (0-2 years old)
Toddler toys (2-5 years old)
Baby/children's furniture, frames, etc.
Baby/children's books, maternity books, maternity items
Toiletries, food items, diapers, etc. (must be NEW and UNUSED)

You may start dropping off your items from Sept 6 until Friday, Sept 17 at the following drop-off points:

Makati
Janil Realty - 102-A, Ground floor, Cattleya Condominium, 235 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati (from 9am-5pm only, please look for Daisy)

Alabang
513 Balete St, Ayala Alabang Village

3) ENTRANCE FEE: P299 ( A portion of the proceeds will benefit WE Philippines)

4) Any items that are not swapped will be donated to the children of WE Philippines.

WE Philippines, a non-government organization that provides financial aid, educational opportunity, and economic independence to the thousands of impoverished families residing in Smokey Mountain.

5) GREAT DEALS
Aside from getting loads of fantastic items for your babies/kids, there is a lineup of top quality vendors for you to purchase great merchandise for yourselves and your children:

i) EDEN: A line of maternity &  nursing wear
ii) CHOCOLATE FIRE: The most delicious chocolates
iii) STORK STUDIO: The best baby/child/family photography
iv) PAPILLO FINE STATIONERS: Personalized stationary for all occasions
v) MEDELA MOMS: The one stop Medela supply shop
vi) GOOGOO & GAGA: Uber cute baby & kids wear
vii) MOMMY MATTERS: solutions for pregnant, nursing & active moms
viii) CAPOLINO KIDS WEAR
ix) MELODIES FOR KIDS
x) CALIFORNIA BABY

Toddlers Unlimited Makati will also be hosting a play area on the 2nd floor - so kids can play while moms shop!

For more information go to The Stork Exchange's Facebook page.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sept 3-5: Fully Booked EDSA Shangri-la sale

Fully Booked EDSA Shangri-la Hotel branch celebrates its 2nd year anniversary! From September 3-5, 2010 enjoy 80% discount on selected items and 20% discount on regular items.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Early registration for the Greentennial Run 2011

It's Green and Go!

Register early and win exclusive prizes from the most exciting and biggest race to welcome the Centennial celebration of La Salle in the Philippines --- the Greentennial Run 2011!

Early registration kicks-off at the R.O.X. store at the Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City from September 1 to October 20, 2010.

Daily raffle prizes from sponsors and partners await lucky early registrants.


The Greentennial Run for a cause

The Greentennial Run which is set on the 23rd of January 2011 at the sprawling Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City covers four categories namely 3k, 5k, 10k, and 15k. Registration fee is pegged at Php 500 including a race package.

Renowned and reputable running organizer Mr. Thumbie Remigio will call the lead shots for the run hosted by the La Salle Greenhills Batch 1986.

Proceeds of the run will go to the Greentennial Archers Scholarship Fund which aims to send deserving, young yet underprivileged youth to decent schools for them to have a bright future.

Mark your calendars!

For details please contact:

Mr. Quincy Reyes
PR Consultant
Greentennial Run 2011 Organizing Committee
quincy@greentennial.com
+63917 891 7846

Mr. Rovic Canono
Project Director
Greentennial Run 2011 Organizing Committee
rovic@greentennial.com
+63917 853 3739

For now visit their Facebook Page – Click Here

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2010-2011 Enjoy Phillipines lifestyle privelege card out now!

I love discount cards and was so excited to hear that the 2010-2011 lifestyle privilege card Enjoy has just been released! The Enjoy Philippines 2nd edition comes loaded with 20% more merchant offers; up to 15 months of membership; and a suite of apps for iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson handsets.


The card retails for P1,995 and comes with a booklet listing discounts and freebies that come with presenting the card at partner establishments, as well as coupons for additional savings or treats. Also accompanying the guide book and vouchers is a map of merchant partners so you can easily pinpoint where to go for shopping, dining, nightlife, and more so you get the best bang for your buck wherever it is you happen to be.

Special Offer to Registered Enjoy! Members: From July 16, 2010 onwards, Enjoy cardholders who renew their memberships for Php 1,995 online or via hotline 7509258 may choose from 1 of 2 renewal gifts - a supplementary card worth Php 500 to share the joys of membership OR a Php 500 gift certificate* from one of Enjoy partners.

Visit EnjoyTheBest.PH for more details!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Aug 29: How to Plan a Kiddie Party


I thought that our wedding would be the biggest event in our lives.  Little did we know that it was just the start of a series of major events - baptisms were followed by 1st birthday parties, then 7th birthday parties and so on.  Birthday parties have become increasingly sophisticated and parents can get quite stressed looking for the perfect cake, magicians, food cart suppliers etc.  Well, THE GROVE by ROCKWELL and MOMMY MUNDO is inviting all parents to interact with Manila's most interesting kiddie party suppliers next Sunday, August 29th, at The Grove Community Center!

Pre-register online at www.e-rockwell.com/grove and you stand a good chance of winning your next kiddie party venue, for FREE!

Aug 30 - Sept 5: Sports Sale @ Market!Market!


Gear up and grab the best deals from top brands.

August 30 - September 5
Market!Market!
Activity Center

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oct 23: Charice and Friends



Ok, so the poster says David & Friends but in the Philippines,  Charice definitely has the bigger name recall.

I was so excited to see this announcement in http://www.charicemania.com/ a few days ago:

This October 23, enjoy a special evening with David Foster when he comes to Manila with his friends Peter Cetera, Natalie Cole, Ruben Studdard, the Canadian Tenors, and our very own Charice.


David Foster is the “Hit Man” of some of the world’s greatest singers of all time – winner of 15 Grammy Awards, 3 Grammy Producer of the Year Awards, 7 Canadian Juno Awards, Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Billboard Magazines’ Top Singles Producer, Billboard Magazines’ Top R&B Producer, 3 Time Oscar Nominee and an unprecedented record 46 Grammy nominations.


His most recent honor was just two months ago when David Foster was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City. Charice had the honor of performing one of his # 1 hit songs, “I Have Nothing.”


After four decades of songwriting, record producing, awards reaping, chart busting and star making, David Foster has a total of more than 500 million albums sold worldwide and still counting… including Charice’s self-titled debut album.


Don’t miss the biggest event of 2010 – David Foster & Friends, October 23, 8pm, at the Araneta Coliseum.


Tickets available now at AranetaColiseum.com / ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Aug 26: Eat-all-you-can tempura

One of my fondest memories of lunches with the extended family are the meals at Kamayan, Saisaki and Dad's. We used to run the waiters ragged with our orders for more – more lechon… more tempura… more steak… more rice! To get a sense of the chaos, try to imagine a group of hungry locusts swooping over an unsuspecting grassland. Take note - this was the time when all orders were taken ala carte. Sometimes I think that buffets were created with us in mind. =)

On a more serious note, the Triple V chain of restaurants, pioneer of the eat-all-you-can buffet in the Philippines, is 35 years old and going strong. To celebrate and reward its faithful customers, Kamayan, Saisaki, and DADS will offer an "Eat All You Can Tempura" promo on its anniversary, Aug. 26. Diners can partake of as much ebi (prawn) tempura as they want for P330, rounded out with a serving of soup, rice and iced tea. The promo will be available for lunch and dinner on that day at the restaurants’ branches at SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, EDSA, Padre Faura, and West Avenue.

I know where I want to be on Aug 26. How about you?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Creative Prints Pre-Holiday Sale


2 years ago,  my Christmas gifts to my female friends was personalized stationary from Creative Prints.  I think that its time to update their stash.  =)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Skechers Sale Alert

Skechers would like to invite you to its month-long sale event from August 1-31, 2010. Enjoy up to 70% Off on selected items at the following Skechers stores: Market! Market!, Trinoma, Glorietta 5, Festival Mall, Marquee Mall, and Ayala Cebu.

Gingersnaps Sale!


Great news from Gingersnaps.  All Robinsons Department Stores and SM Department Stores are on SALE!!! From August 1-31 only.  Visit your favorite Gingersnaps and Just G department store corners now and avail of big discounts! =)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Aug 7: JULIUS BABAO AND FRIENDS HOLD ART 2 HEART AUCTION 2

Julius and his friends are inviting all art collectors and art lovers to The Art 2 Heart 2 Auction which will be held on August 7, 2010, 5 pm at ART INFORMAL located at 277 Connecticut Street, Greenhills East Mandaluyong City. This time they will be auctioning off three paintings by well-known contemporary artists Mark Justiniani, John Santos and Pam-Yan Santos. Funds raised from Art 2 Heart 2 auction will be used to build more GK houses in Sitio Amparo Caloocan City.

For details please call Nette Juvida at 0917-3296273, 7529089, 9151982 or call Art Informal at 725-8518.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bukas Palad: Christify


In anticipation of its 25th anniversary, the Bukas Palad Music Ministry offers its 15th album, CHRISTIFY, a collection of 10 songs for liturgy and worship.




CHRISTIFY will be launched with a special concert on Sunday, 29 August 2010 at the Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University.  Admission is FREE. 


Order the album early to avail of discounts. Download your order form here: http://tinyurl.com/christifyorderform

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Free FIC to whoever wins this Saturday



FIC is giving away a truck-load of ice cream to the winner of the La Salle vs Ateneo UAAP basketball game this weekend! They will be driving the FIC Cream Machine to the campus of the winner and giving away ice cream for free! (First come, first served. Until supplies last). So go root for your team! Winning will be a whole lot sweeter this time!

Friday, July 16, 2010

August 28: Free Ikebana Workshop

CREATING IKEBANA FOR YOUR HOME
August 28, 2010 at 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Glorietta 5 Atrium, Ayala Center, Makati City

Learn how Ikebana has evolved into the quiet art form we know today and how it can enliven one’s home!

Demo-workshop facilitators:
- Margot Perez Vangie Cheng

Ikebana Demonstration
2:00pm to 3:00pm

All demonstration activities are free of charge. For seat reservation, preregistration is required. For on-site registrants, seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ikebana Workshop
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Workshop registration fee: P500 (nonrefundable) inclusive of workshop fee plus a basic Ikebana kit.

To register and for inquiries, please call 8921801 local 26, send an SMS to 0917-5594417, email cruz.ct@ayalafoundation.org.  Registration is until August 14.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

La Salle Centennial Commemorative Swatches




This is the year that the De La Salle community gathers together to celebrate 100 years of Lasallian presence in the Philippines.





If you would like to be part of the festivities, go to http://centennial.dlsu.edu.ph/ to see the various activities which have been planned.


Why am I posting this in PHBestDeals? Well, a grand celebration begets souvenirs. =) I'm not talking shirts, bags or stickers. I'm talking watches. Limited edition Swatch watches to be precise.  It's time to show that you'd rather be GREEN than any other color of the rainbow.


Only 1,000 watches of each model will be produced (except the Chrono watch of which only 500 will be produced) so I strongly suggest that you find a way to get your watch soon (TIP: White 2401 & Chrono watches are fast-moving items).  Here's the deal.

1. The watches will only be available by end of October 2010.  Orders and purchases will be accepted as long as the supply lasts.

2.  Download the reservation form HERE.


3.  Reservations will be received at the Centennial Office at LS Rm 102 (DLSU Manila) but the payment is currently only accepted at the Accounting Office, either in cash or card. A 30 % deposit for each kind of watch is requested ranging from P3,000, P1500 and P1050 for the retail costs of Php10,000 (Chrono), Php5,000 (Animo with laptop bag)and Php 3,500 (White strap with Façade print or Green strap with St La Salle Signature print) respectively.

4.  The online ordering and payment facility in the Centennial  website at http://centennial.dlsu.edu.ph  is still in process.


5.  All inquiries should be coursed through the Centennial Office Team:





LS Room 102, De La Salle University
2401 Taft Avenue, 1004 Manila, Philippines

Telephone:  (632) 524-4611 to 19 local 102




MS. PERLA T. GARCIA 
Director 
perla.garcia@dlsu.edu.ph
MS. GERMAINE J. DE RUÑA
Coordinator
germaine.deruna@dlsu.edu.ph
Mr. Anil Brian M. Ratanchandani 
Project Assistant
anilratanchandani@delasalle.ph

Hail, Hail, Alma Mater
Hail to De La Salle
We'll hold your banner high and bright
A shield of green and white

We'll fight to keep your glory bright
And never shall we fail
Hail to thee our Alma Mater
Hail! Hail! Hail!