Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wizard and Witches at Marriott Hotel Manila

Bring the fantasy come to life with the hippest party this spooky season. Whether you are in for a day of dining or trick or treating with the kids, Marriott Hotel Manila throws in a truly magical celebration.

Enthrall the senses to a Halloween break with the whole family and avail the room package promo for only US$115++. For  a minimum of 2-nights stay, recharge in the luxurious comforts of Marriott Manila which includes breakfast for 2 persons and 2  complimentary entrance tickets to the Halloween Party. 

A mesmerizing Halloween surprise awaits at Velocity Bar on October 30, 2:00PM, where the little ones are in to experience a delightfully creepy wizard and witches party for only P500 nett.  Dress them up with their dream character for a truly enchanting moment while they get a chance to win a thrilling gift for their cutest and most unique costume. An afternoon filled with spectacular party activity traditions such as the spell binding magic show, artsy face painting, and flashy glimmer tattoo will surely keep them amuse. The kids are also put in the spotlight at the interactive pizza making corner where they will have a great time embellishing their own pizza creations with premium toppings. Preparing a tasty treat has never been this absolutely fun and bubbly! 

Lusciously prepared candy apple, choco banana, scary cup cake, marsh mellow, pumpkin pie and other dolled up pastries will surely get the kids into a thrilling Halloween feel. Other toothsome savories of the day are mini burger, mini hotdog, fried chicken, lasagna, bolognese, and mash potato. To partner with these delicious Halloween food line up, Californiaberry Non-Fat Frozen Yogurt and Fruit Magic ends the meal with their signature Halloween dessert contenders. As the most-awaited highlight, watch the adorable kids line up and roam around the hotel showing off their creative knacks for “trick or treat”. Up for grabs are dainty and decadent take home goodies courtesy of Nestle Chuckie, Yakult, Universal Robina Corporation, Grand Alpatech Corporation, Leslie’s Corporation, and Liwayway Marketing Corporation. While Enchanted Kingdom, the country’s premiere amusement park brings a truly fascinating experience to all kids and to those truly child at heart with their take home souvenirs to all participants. Capture this most enjoyable day with the whole family as you take home a photo souvenir courtesy of Baicapture.

When it comes to Halloween delicacies, the best cookies and cakes are those that reflect the chilling traditions of this spooky holiday. That’s why at Java+, the hotel’s grab and go outlet astounds everyone with these thoughtful gift selections, available for sale from October 30 to November 1, 2010.  

Enliven the tradition by gathering your loved ones to a culinary adventure with Executive Chef Meik Brammer’s specially selected Halloween brunch menu at Marriott Café on October 30. For only P1,850 net, let the dining episode begin with the succulent nuggets of the sea-- lobster, king prawns, green mussel, red crab, fresh shrimp, poached clam, and oyster. At the hot station, look forward loading your plate with classic and international dishes such as roulade of sole fish with green asparagus, pork tenderloin medallions with thyme juice, grilled sea bream on saffron sauce, or chicken sweet and sour.  Tempting grilled meats are also the star of the buffet with its delectable choices of salmon steaks, chicken sate, beef tenderloin steaks, shi-I-taki / shrimp skewer, and lamb chops. Carving, pizza, Asian, barbeque, and other heaps of delectable delights will surely keep anyone blissfully satisfied. End the fiercely, flavorsome feast with heavenly homemade ice cream concoctions and creamy, velvety soft chocolate fondue with pineapple, strawberry, watermelon, and scary cookies to dip away.  There’s nothing quite these offering that will make the Halloween truly bewitching since 1 person buffet also entitles the guest to one entrance ticket to the Wizards and Witches party.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Step into some love and win pairs of Ipanema, Grendha and Rider!

I always love to bring my Ipanema slippers with me!!!  This is how I pamper my feet.  I wear comfy Ipanema slippers whenever I am on a trip (",)!!!

Love to have foot spa (",)

Because I already have my Ipanema slippers, maybe I also wanna try wearing either Rider or Grendha, so I was so happy when I saw Tanggera's post.

Good news guys and gals!!!
Tanggera.com, in partnership with ELRO, is giving away gift certificates to THREE PAIRS of YOUR CHOICE (either Ipanema, Ipanema Giselle Bundchen, Grendha or Rider).

How to Join
1. Promote Tanggera's post on ONE social networking website (you can share it on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Plurk, etc) with the title "Win pairs of Ipanema, Grendha and Rider!".
2. Answer the question "How do you pamper your feet?" by commenting on her blog post. Include the LINK to your post (on your Facebook post, tweet, plurk thread, etc) and your email address.
3. How to get links to your posts:
Twitter: Go to your profile page (i.e. twitter.com/p0yt) and right click on the time you posted the tweet (i.e. 6 minutes ago).
Facebook: Post a link to your profile (make sure your post is available to everybody).
4. One person = one entry.
5. Three winners will get a gift certificate each from ELRO.
6. Contest will run from October 13 to October 20, 2010. Winners will be announced on October 21, 2010. Prizes need to be claimed one week after, else they will be forfeited.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nuffnang and PLDT myDSL Special Screening

“The Social Network is to Facebook, as 

PLDT myDSL modem+wifi is to

 our foster 7-year-old baby brother.”

PLDT MyDSL Features

As it this is just plug and play, it is much easier for our baby brother to connect to the internet... It's crazy because with just minimal supervision, he can operate our personal computer and "TADAH!" connect through the internet!!!

And yes, it is much easier for us to pay because of the affordable plans (",)

And guys, if you also want to win invites to the special screening of The Social Network? Well, it’s easy!  Just go to this page:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Del's Kitchen: Down-Home Comfort

For a place that sets the perfect ambiance for laid-back conversations and private bonding sessions, BF Homes Paranaque (Aguirre and President's Avenue strip) is our favorite.  Good food and relaxation, that's it!

My girlfriends and I usually head here for three reasons:  to visit Ate Myla and Hannah, give our tastebuds a nice workout at Buffalo's and of course get a little tipsy.

And just recently. I've found the fourth reason that will draw me back again to BF.  It's Del's Kitchen's TRIPLE DECKER!

Melts-in-your-mouth cheesecake sandwiched between layers of chocolate cake and drizzled with chocolate ganache.

Triple decker is not the only main attraction at Del's Kitchen.  My favorite for the mains is Del's crispy bagnet kare-kare with aligue.  (Yes, aligue, you read it right.)  No cholesterol counting for now for this dish.  I set aside the bagnet skin and ate the veggies and aligue first.  The owners asked if I don''t eat meat.  Well, it's a test!  I just wanna make sure it is still crispy and it didn't disappoint.  I really save "the best"(crispy bagnet skin) for last.

So for those who prefer the intimacy of a home-setting restaurant but like the reliability of a brand name, Del's Kitchen is perhaps a better choice.  Good portions, yummy options.  It feels like coming home to good food.

105 Elizalde St.
BF Homes Paranaque City
(02) 211-5984

Tuesdays-Saturdays 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sundays 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
                6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Women Heroes Unite for a Cervical Cancer-Free Philippines

Girls, have no fear against the top female preventable cancer – this band of women advocates is here.

Alarmed by statistics showing that cervical cancer claims the lives of twelve Pinays everyday, a group of passionate female fighters have taken up the cause to spread the message of cervical cancer among Filipinas in the country. United under the female anti-cervical cancer coalition Bravehearts, the advocates are taking their fight from the clinics to the streets.

During their recent event, “The Tour of Hope 360: Fighting Cervical Cancer in Full Circle” biking tour, the girls of Bravehearts went to key areas in Makati, Pampanga, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, and Baguio. In every town hall, they shared the message that cervical cancer is easily preventable by vaccination, and that early detection will save them from the disease’s death sentence. They also raised nearly one (1) million in pledges and sponsorships to further spread the anti-cervical cancer message across the Philippines.

In the upcoming photo exhibit to be held at the Lobby of Greenbelt 3 on October 1 to 6, the girls have joined hands with master lensman Jun de Leon in showcasing the fruits of their efforts – just as they prepare for a grander biking tour next year.

“The message is very clear: cervical cancer is easily preventable, and women do not have to die from it,” proclaims Abbygale Arenas, Bravehearts representative. “By empowering Filipinas with information about this disease, we look forward to winning the battle versus cervical cancer.”

For celebrity photographer Jun de Leon, he believes that the camera is his tool in spreading awareness here in the country. “This advocacy is close to my heart and I have been a staunch supporter of cervical cancer awareness here in the Philippines,” he muses. “Through ‘The Tour of Hope’ exhibit, I want to showcase The passionate fight of these biker heroes in bringing down cervical cancer deaths here in the country.”

Aside from Abbygale Arenas and Jun de Leon, the pharmacetical company GlaxoSmithKline, other women-friendly companies, local government units and other cervical cancer advocates have also pledged their support for Bravehearts.

Meanwhile, Dr. Cecilia Llave, President of Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (CECAP) shares that to stop the human papilloma virus (HPV) – the cause of cervical cancer – from infecting women, an effective and relevant cervical cancer vaccine is necessary. There is a cervical cancer vaccine which provides significant protection for women against the two most common cancer-causing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types (16 and 18), and also against 12 other cancer-causing HPV types which include HPV strain 45 – a strain which prevalently causes a more severe form of cervical cancer among Filipinas. Designed to last for both young and mature women, females from 10 years old onwards can be vaccinated with this cervical cancer vaccine.

“Early detection and vaccination is necessary to give every Filipina a fighting chance against the disease. And we at Bravehearts are united with Filipinas everywhere in the belief that together, we can save ourselves from the burden of cervical cancer,” ends Llave.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Things to Know About Cervical Cancer

The Tour of Hope: 
Continues to Push the Pedal against 
Cervical Cancer

The Tour of Hope:  A cycling tour event which aims to spread cervical cancer awareness, individuals from different walks of life are rallying to stop the spread of one of the leading women killers here in the country.

Cervical Cancer:  Second most common female cancer worldwide.

Signs and Symptoms:  Early Cervical Cancer produces no signs or symptoms.

HPV:   Human Papilloma Virus or HPV is the cause of cervical cancer.

HPV VACCINE:  GlaxoSmithKline’s cervical cancer vaccine provides significant protection for women against the two most common cancer-causing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types (HPV types 16 and 18).

The GSK cervical cancer vaccine has not demonstrated the need for a booster shot or a 4th dose even after more than 7 years of vaccination. Together, HPV types 16 and 18, together, are responsible for over 70 percent of cervical cancer cases in Asia Pacific.

GSK’s cervical cancer vaccine has also shown efficacy against 12 other cancer-causing HPV types beyond HPV 16 and 18, which includes HPV strain 45 – another strain which prevalently causes cervical cancer among Filipinas.

Designed to last for both young and mature women, females from 10 years old onwards can be vaccinated using GSK’s cervical cancer vaccine.

Bravehearts:   A non-government organization dedicated to raise awareness on cervical cancer prevention. Bravehearts is currently supported by a growing number of women, including prominent personalities such as Sen. Loren Legarda, Rina Jimenez David, Ellen Tordesillas, Atty.Gaby Concepcion, Tessa Prieto David, Abbygale Arenas de Leon and Suzi Entrata

Cancer Institute Foundation (CIF):   Founded in 2001, the CIF is a non-stock, non-profit organization based in Manila, Philippines which supports the Cancer Institute (CI) of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and its accredited cancer management network institutions with clinical, research, advocacy and financial assistance for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

The Cervical Cancer Prevention (CECAP) Network Program:   One of CIF's major programs which is in collaboration with numerous health organizations, both in the government and private sectors, and other concerned local and international groups all working together to eradicate cervical cancer in the country. The CECAP provides a comprehensive approach in combating this disease, through advocating proper education about healthy lifestyle, providing quality cervical cancer services such as counseling, screening linked to treatment and vaccination and through research.