Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sept 29-Oct 2: Big&Small Warehouse Sale

UP TO 70% OFF!!!!!

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 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 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,

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 ( 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 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 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:

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

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.

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

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.