Saturday, June 30, 2012



TastEX 2012


It was a night that we are caught unexpected under the supervision and P.R. of Geiser Maclang , where we will see and taste one of the finest and state of the art designs by TastePros BRAND.



Launched for the second time, and with a twist, is TastePRO’s Brand Degustation, an exciting showcase of savory delights, in this year’s TastEX. This year, TastEX features three different themes aimed to present their wide array of offerings for business events, meetings and activities.

Of Glamour, Great Ideas and Glorious Ingenuity


The Oscar-themed selection, designed to celebrate the various companies’ glittering success, channels the glitz and glamour of Hollywood by featuring scrumptious dishes and delectable delights worthy of the grandest company anniversaries, Christmas parties and other corporate celebrations.

Meanwhile, Architects of Greatness celebrates the occasions where the building blocks of successful businesses—great ideas—are generated, shared and exhibited: seminars, conventions, company meetings and sales rallies. This theme features a full variety of savory dishes perfected to appeal to the discriminating tastes of business professionals.


Lastly, the Poker­-themed selection glorifies the ingenuity, tenacity and competence of the individuals responsible for the success of these companies. To honor these characteristics, TastePRO features a delightful assortment of lip-smacking hors d’oeuvres concocted for product launches and business cocktail parties.


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The delicious selection of dishes featured in the different themed areas enables guests to develop and treasure a deeper understanding of the companies through a delightful gustatory experience.

TastEX 2012: Discovering the Taste of Success

What is the real taste of success? Is it embodied in the luminous flavor of a citrus-glazed Hawaiian dish, or the strong kick of a spice-infused broth?

Indulge your senses and discover the true taste of triumph as the country’s leading corporate caterer flexes their culinary muscles to demonstrate their intimate understanding of the most successful brands in the Philippines.

The Finest Flavorful Tributes


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To embody their dedication to health and well-being, TastePRO’s Johnson & Johnson interpretation presents Grilled Cilantro Chicken on Mini Whole Wheat Ciabatta with Vietnamese Dressing. Meanwhile, Wyeth's and the Philippine Association of Opthalmologists' interpretations take a similar approach, with Butternut Squash Crème Brulee and Sugar Free Carrot Torte respectively.

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As a magazine that provides the finest Asian living experience to the discriminating global citizen, Lifestyle Asia's interpretation features Red Beans and Shrimp Salad Cups with Southwestern BBQ Dressing, which is a protein-rich and energy boosting dish. Meanwhile, the caterer’s interpretation of the king of cargo and courier services, Fluor Daniel, will certainly awe the palates of TasteEX guests with Mini Molten Lava Cakes with Vanilla Sauce, an excellently presented but cost-efficient dessert that’s carefully prepared within the right timing to keep the richness of its flavor. Similarly, Sun Cellular's mission to provide its customers with the best value is embodied in Thai Seafood Stir Fry in Crisp Rice Cakes and Bean Sprouts.

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The caterer prepared no less than the best for the global leader in financial services with its JPMorgan interpretation, Mini US Tenderloin Steak Sandwich with Onion Jam and au jus. Similarly, TastePRO whipped up the delectable 5 Spice Braised Pork Belly Slice in Wonton Cups with Peanuts and Chives to honor HSBC's status as the oldest and foremost financial institution in Asia. Additionally, another prominent Asian company, Samsung, with its noble mission of strengthening connections across continents, was given tribute with Rice Cakes in Sweet Pepper Sauce, Kimchi Pancakes, and Grilled Pork in Lettuce Wrap with Chili Bean Paste.

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Lastly, TastePRO embarks their guests on a gastronomic journey of epic proportions with three delectable dishes that exemplify their dedication to providing innovative and top-notch catering services to their clients: Open Face Bacon and Egg Crostini with Hollandaise Sauce; Trio of Confit Tart (Truffle Roasted Garlic and Tomato Confit, Duck Confit, Pork Confit); Decadent Chocolate Cheese Cake; and Berries Triffle.


Through the delicious concoctions featured in the second installment of TastePRO’s Brand Degustation, guests shall obtain a deeper understanding of this year’s featured brands by indulging in interpretations of their distinct strengths that ultimately enable them to experience the real taste of success.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ang Paghaharap nila Gardo at Theo sa Pagtatapos ng Valiente


Gardo at Theo, maghaharap sa pagtatapos ng Valiente


Mas tumitinding rebelasyon, mapangahas na eksena at paglantad ng katotohanan ang babalot sa huling linggo ng Valiente sa TV5. Sa rurok ng mga kaganapan sa San Rafael, isa pang rebelasyon ang magpapaigting sa buhay ng mga pamilyang Braganza at Valiente. Saksihan ang muling lumalalim na ugnayan sa pagitan nina Gardo Valiente (JC De Vera) at Maila Braganza (Nadine Samonte) na muling masusubok dulot ng pagtuligsa ni Mila Regalado-Arden (Lorna Tolentino). Ano kaya ang katotohanan sa likod ng pagkatao nina Maila at Mila Regalado-Arden. Ano ang kanilang lihim na istorya?

Samantala, manaig pa kaya ang kapatawaran sa mag-amang Damian Valiente (Michael De Mesa) at Gardo at sa mag-inang Donya Trining Braganza (Jaclyn Jose) at Theo (Oyo Sotto)? Paano kaya nila tatalikuran ang mga nakalipas na panahon? Abangan din ang pagbabalik ni Leona Braganza (Nina Jose) pati na ang mga gagawin niya alang-alang sa pag-ibig niya kay Gardo. Hanggang saan ang kayang isakripisyo ng isang taong nagmamahal ng lubusan?

Huwag palalampasin ang pagiging tuso ni Donya Trining na siyang magbabadya ng napipintong paghaharap nina Gardo at Theo. Sa kasaysayan ng galit at paghihiganti sa pagitan ng dalawa, isang bala ang magtutuldok sa lahat. Sino kaya ang mananatiling matibay? Ano ang kahahantungan ni Gardo Valiente? Ito na ba ang katapusan ni Donya Trining Braganza?

Abangan ang mas umiinit na tagpo at ang pinakaaabangang paghaharap nina Gardo Valiente at Theo Braganza sa huling linggo ng Valiente, pagkatapos ng Wil Time BigTime sa TV5.

Saturday, June 23, 2012




In anticipation of the upcoming theatrical release of Twentieth Century Fox’s 3D action adventure “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” director Timur Bekmambetov has created a special music trailer featuring multi-platinum alternative rock band Linkin Park. The music trailer can now be seen online at and at 20th Century Fox’s (Phils.) YouTube page

Bekmambetov recently filmed the band performing the song “Powerless” from their forthcoming album, LIVING THINGS, in Berlin, Germany for this exclusive clip. Linkin Park’s "Powerless" is featured in the end credits of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

“Linkin Park are extraordinary musical artists who combine genres to create their own sound. It only seems fitting for us to collaborate with them on this unique film. It was a privilege to work with them on this music trailer,” commented Bekmambetov.

Added Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn, "Timur showed us the film and we loved it and felt we had a song that would be a great fit with his movie. We were delighted that Timur came to Berlin to shoot us performing it so he could mash it up with film footage in a really unique way.”

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” will be released in local cinemas on July 4. The song “Powerloess” will close Linkin Park’s upcoming album, Living Things, which is co-produced by Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda and will be released June 26 on Warner Bros. Records.



   Linkin Park, the award winning band comprises of lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist, Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda - lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The song “Powerless” will close the release of their next album, Living Things, which is co-produced by Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda.

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, the film is a delightfully revisionist take on the backstory of the 16th President’s life that sees him training to fight a vampiric scourge as he rises through the political ranks of the United States as he secretly slays bloodthirsty vampires by night.

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” opens July 4 in 2D and 3D cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Friday, June 22, 2012

FILA and Athletes in Action Run for School Rooms (BLOGGERS NIGHT)


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FILA and Athletes in Action Run for School Rooms

Education is indeed a right of every child. We’re all challenged to take part in solving our nation’s greater woes. Heeding to the call of the times, FILA and Athletes in Action (AIA) join forces to bring the biggest advocacy run to help raise funds for the rehabilitation of classrooms in Iligan city, which were badly hit by Typhoon Sendong back in 2011.

With 15,000 runners who have signed up to date, the Schools Run for School Rooms (SRSR) marathon will be gathering student-runners from major colleges and universities, to bring a glimmer of hope to Iligan city, where eager students have to do with makeshift classrooms as the school year starts.

Since 1911, FILA traces its roots from Biella, a province set at the foot of the Italian Alps. Unbeknownst to many, this small town brand is big on corporate social responsibility. At the recently concluded 2012 FILA Polo Cup, project “500 for 500” was launched by FILA President Butch Albert to help Typhoon Sendong victims once again by donating 500 pesos to 500 families for every purchase of Skele-Toes.




Skele-Toes is FILA’s latest line of revolutionary active footwear that is fast raising many eyebrows and causing the curious to utter #whattheheckisthat? For us at FILA, it’s simply a shoe that changes the game. Rock at the gym or at the party, Skele-Toes is just about the only shoe that fits – and Tim, Georgina, and Borgy all agree!

Not ready to rock the boat just yet? Then you’ll love FILA’s newest line of running shoes, Swerve and Flow. FILA Swerve boasts of a Dynamic Landing System through a lightweight foam at the midsole and V3 techonology inserts at the heel. This gives you the proper support that you need in every step, without compromising style and design.

FILA Flow is perfect for the outdoor dweller with its heavy duty outsole, making every shock and bump a breeze. This one will surely go with you to countless victories and finishes.

Whether you prefer a classic or a rocking pair of rubbershoes, it’s high time to give your tiresome trainers a break and take the Skele-Toes, Swerve, or Flow out for a spin. With your purchase of a pair of Skele-Toes and participation at the SRSR marathon, it’s definitely more fun to help with FILA!


Fila in cooperation with Athletes in Action Run is ready to deliver and rehabilitate School Rooms to the typhoon victims in Iligan City. Such move is somewhat needed today in our times where life is getting harder each day. Thanks to the kind heart of the management whose desire and goal  is for the betterment of the children and its education which helps the society to struggle for economic growth and progress.

Tickets and registration forms are available at SM Ticketnet outlets ( Singlets and race bibs can be claimed at Fila Stores in Metro Manila.

For exclusive updates, follow us on Twitter (@filamanila) or be a fan on Facebook (FILAPhilippines).

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bag to School with BUM


BUM shows the young how to go back to school in style



Standing out at school doesn’t mean you have to constantly challenge the rules and break your school’s dress code.

So before you walk down the crowded hallway again, make sure you’re clad in cool pieces and armed with the right accessories that would reflect your no-nonsense rebel attitude.


Taking off from its successful “Teevolution” campaign, which called forth an outpour of vibrant colors, bold prints, and graphic ethnic patterns, innovative brand BUM helps the youngsters today stand out by upping their style quotient and street cred before the school year starts.


Veering away from the normal and the ordinary design concepts of most local clothing labels, BUM comes up with stylish yet functional bags that carry the brand’s style philosophy: the Modern Goth Look with a touch of Glam Rock (think studded pieces, motorcycle jackets, tapered pants, oversized shirts, and the like).


This utilitarian concept was made casual by BUM, turning motorcycle jackets into cropped ones, and with notched collar jackets for boys. They can also go for the “casual cool” look with chino cuffed pants that allow them to swing from schoolwork to play without breaking a sweat.


Girls, who love pieces that can be mixed and matched with their favorite tops and bottoms, will be delighted to know that BUM has whipped up something new for them, as well. BUM introduces the rayon fabric for girls and exciting new designs such as 2-in-1 tops, casual blazers, and blouses with built-in mini designed to look like tunics.


Skinny jeans and joggings have also found their way into BUM’s new collection. Stylish yet comfortable, these pants can flatter any shape and can be worn with a baggy top, a comfy cardigan, or a fitted jacket to create proportion. Girls with short legs can pair these with heels (stilettos or knee-high boots), while long-legged girls can opt for comfy flats.

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Making a statement, however, is not limited to a person’s wardrobe. BUM has also come up with trendy bags that can complete one’s getup.

Splashed with catchy, statement patterns, the BUM Tote bag for girls/teens, for instance, are printed with provocative messages that speak volumes about the wearer’s personality or mood for the day.

Made of printed canvas mixed with poly-fine fiber, the BUM Reversible Bag is designed with eye-catching patterns and minimal accent details. Since both sides (inner and outer) have designs, it’s like having two bags in one!

Going back to school has never been this cool and fashionable.


BUM is available in leading department stores nationwide. For more information, visit or like them on Facebook at

Friday, June 8, 2012

Digital Filipino Club Seminar on E-Commerce @ Azalea Residences in Baguio City


The Digital Filipino club headed by Ms. Janette Toral  held their 1st Seminar on E-commerce and I am too lucky to be one of the blogger being chosen to be on their trip in Baguio in cooperation with Azalea Residences. I am glad  to meet and mingle with  bloggers of their own niches and experiences.

It was a long and somehow exhausting trip due to some delays like traffics and routes that I am not too familiar with but somehow  as we arrived that morning of June 5, 2012  we have been amazed and stunned by where we will stay, work and dined.

Azalea Residences :

Here are some of their 1st Class Facilities and Functions:



A touch of class and grandeur we saw upon entering the Hostel by 12 am June 5, 2012.


Our group has been so excited and somehow stunned to see the very lucrative style of the the said venue


A warmed welcome and courteous personnel we encounter during checking-in and an International touch of class facilities.


Their lobby where they welcome and assist their guest.

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The bar and function rooms where entertainment and where personal and business meetings are held.




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A Big Tent where events and a capacity of  250 to 300 people may convened.


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Rooms of three (3) separate bedrooms with two (2) Toilet & Bathrooms and  with Kitchen facilities where we stayed and rest for two consecutive days and nights.


A Business Center where Internet Connections and other paper works are processed.

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A meeting room that will cater 30 to 50 people where we held our two day workshop.

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Things that I’ve learned from Workshop Proper :

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On the 1st day different models of Internet businesses  was being discussed and talked about. How they achieved and continue to be on the top of the ranking ect.


The 2nd day is about the implementations and processed on how we can have a good and detailed things  to do  to make our business or brands more profitable  and successful.  Specifically through the Business model charts that has been discussed and taught through our group workshop.

Here as Bloggers, we learned that more than personal and event blogging’s there are many ways to make it more profitable and realized that it can be a career for each and every kind of business, entrepreneurs, and even simple  individual  for that matter.


And this are the components that has been taught and that struck me in which I really like to ponder and act upon.


Glimpse of Place’s  we’ve visited:


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