Tuesday, February 28, 2017

#FoodPH - Are you Team Soba or Team Udon?

Located at the Lower Ground Floor of SM Aura Premier, Nadai Fujisoba is a breath of fresh air. With restaurants opening here and there, it's hard to find the edge of one from the other. 



Nadai Fujisoba offers a wide range of hot and cold noodle dishes with their premium high quality udon and soba. An in-house Japanese chef make sure that the food to be served is with world-class quality and nothing but the best.

I tried the Yasai Kakiage Ten Tama which is a hot udon noodle soup topped with Onion, Carrot, Burdock root and Trefoil made into a tempura. Hiyashi Niku Fuji Soba is a revelation. It's my first time to try a cold noodle dish and I fell in love with it. This dish is made of seasoned dashi broth, soba noodles, and marinated shaved meat- usually beef.

Yasai Kakiage Ten Tama

Hiyashi Niku Fuji


From the rice bowls menu, my favorite was Buta Bara Kimuchi Don which is a thin slice of pork belly perfectly paired with kimchi. Gyudon comes next on my list. I also tried their  Tempura plate called Ten Mori which composed of Ebi Ten, Ika Ten, Chikuwa Ten Yasai Kakiage, Beni Shoga Kakiage and Oba Ten. I like the crispiness and it's not oily at all compared to other restaurants which offer tempura. 

Buta Bara Kimuchi Don

Gyudon

Ten Mori


My foodie experience will not be complete without trying their delectable desserts. Kuro Goma or Black Sesame Ice Cream is for me a must try! Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream made a strong impression too!

Kuro Goma and Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream


Over all I would like to rate this place 4 stars.

Japanese Overload!


Ambiance: 3.5
Food: 4
Service: 4
Value for Money: 4.5

Sharing this awesome #vlog below:




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#SocialMediaPH - Yellow Pages Stepping Its Game with YP fBOOST!



Known as the social media capital of the world, the Philippines has about 64% of its internet users take to social media as their main source of information when deciding to make any purchase. With Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter becoming ideal platforms for effective advertising, brands worldwide have launched aggressive digital marketing campaigns to be at their target market's line of vision.




To date, there are over 48 million Facebook users in the country. According to TNS Research, Facebook is the most used digital platform by Filipinos for entertainment and online shopping. This is an insight that SMEs should recognize and embrace. The digital trend is now and this is the best time for them to build their online brand and drive sales through cost-efficient but effective Facebook advertising solution like YP fBoost.


Yellow Pages fBoost was launched on February 21 by Directories Philippines Corporation with speakers from Go Negosyo and Facebook. The event was attended by presidents and officers of small and business associations, and entrepreneurs in the country.



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Friday, February 24, 2017

#CulturePH - Keeping Up with Technology!

Technology is one of the most fast paced "thing' in the world. It changes everyday as new inventions and innovations are discovered. Having said that, humans need to keep up and think about ways on how to deliver essential inputs to make life easier and efficient. But sometimes, humans get tired of squeezing creative juices due to burn out. We created machines that can help us do the job especially if it's routinary and our minds doesn't function that way. Our brain can think a lot of stuff but can get tired easily if we don't take care of it.



I am trying out a brain supplement at the moment which helps provide vital natural nutrients that our brain needs to function normally and helps prevent or minimize forgetfulness. I think as I grow older, I am susceptible with "senior moments" and I will not allow it to happen while I am on my 20's. I examine Brain Master herbal supplement and found out that it has Bacopa Monnieri (Brahmi), Ginkgo Biloba, Vitamin B12 and B6, which all work together towards memory recovery.  


Bacopa Monnieri is an Ayurvedic herb used in India for centuries as a memory enhancer. It has antioxidant properties and acts as a brain tonic to enhance the brain’s neurotransmitters for memory development, learning and concentration.

Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most popular memory enhancing herbs known to improve blood circulation in the brain. It also contains antioxidants that neutralize dangerous free radicals. Ginkgo Biloba is proven to improve memory and mental alertness.

Considered among the most important of all B-complex vitamins, Vitamin B12 is essential for the production and regeneration of red blood cells. It keeps the central nervous system functioning properly and improves concentration and memory balance.  Vitamin B6 is a coenzyme for the central nervous system.

After taking it for several days, I noticed that I can instantly remember tasks I need to do after long hours of conference calls and discussions. I'll continue using it as I can see good results.

Sharing you a vlog unboxing BrainMaster:




How about you? Do you encountered some serious 'senior moments' already? Share it on the comment section.


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

#ArtPH - You Are Here!

You Are Here is a survey of various figurative and abstract works from the Visual Arts Collection of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It is a deconstruction of presence and absence, missing and found, ebb and flowa—a flux of coming and of going. This curated endeavor is meant to work as a dialogue between the works and the viewer, to engage visitors to make inferences and connections on how each work is situated as a part of a whole. 

The exhibit aims to help students and new museum visitors learn how to look at and appreciate modernist, especially abstract works, by prompting questions to reflect upon while looking at the pieces as contextualized in a curated show. The exhibition includes works by Lee Aguinaldo, Raymundo Albano, Augusto Albor, Constancio Bernardo, Ibarra dela Rosa, Lao Lianben, Arturo Luz, Lani Maestro, and Ben Maramag.



You Are Here was proposed and is curated by Arianna Mercado, an undergraduate student completing her degrees in AB Psychology and BFA Art Management at the Ateneo de Manila University. Having done an internship in the Cultural Center of the Philippines, she hopes to be able to curate various pieces from its collection to work alongside a lesson module she plans to create for senior high public school students taking art appreciation to further help the teachers lead their students to deepen their understanding and admiration for Philippine modern and contemporary art. 

You Are Here is the first of what is envisioned to be a regular series of proposed exhibitions from artists and curators who wish to work with the Center's Visual Arts Collection. This program is within the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division's (CCP-VAMD) annual venue grant program. For more information, contact the CCP VAMD at (632) 832-1125 loc 1504/1505 and 832-3702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph. Deadline for venue grant proposals for the 2018 exhibition calendar is on September 30, 2017.


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

#SocialMediaPH - 1st International Leadership Summit in Inclusive Education!



The Center for Possibilities is scheduled to show “Yakap” on February 22, 4:00 pm, at the SMX Convention Center Manila, providing those who missed last year’s premiere an opportunity to view the much-lauded documentary which follows the lives of three families of children with special needs. 



The screening will be part of the international leadership summit on inclusive education organized by the social enterprise, The Teacher’s Gallery. With the theme, “I Am You – Opening Minds, Opening Hearts: Putting Values into Action”, the summit which will run from February 22 to 24, aims to to spearhead a movement that will advocate for the right of the individual with disability to be educated in the regular classroom. #YesToInclusion is their call.

Click to know more about YAKAP!


Renowned international experts, Professors Tony Booth from the University of Cambridge and David Hoff of the Boston-based Institute for Community Inclusion will deliver the keynotes. There will be paper presenters on how inclusion works, posing and challenging theories, and conceiving innovative concepts. Further, participants of the 2016 Boston Study Tour will report on benchmarking best practices in the US classrooms.


Expected to take part in the program are Vice-President Leni Robredo, Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely, and UNICEF Country Representative Lotta Sylwander. Senator Bam Aquino and Congressman Alfred Vargas will be presenting the joint bill to serve the people with disabilities worked on by the organizing committee led by the Fully Abled Nation. 

Schools, parents, service providers and support groups will impart best practices/perspectives on how inclusion works for their children. To explain their support programs are heads of various associations: AD/HD Association, Autism Society, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome Association. They will also be joined by highly respected developmental and behavioral pediatricians namely Dr. Francis Dimalanta and Dr. Stella Manalo and the Harvard graduates from the International Education Policy program. For the local government unit, Mayor Rex Gatchalian will share Valenzuela’s educational programs serving people with disabilities. 

Another portion to look forward to is the segment of extraordinary people relating their overcoming disability success stories - Sarah Jane Dela Rosa, a 22-year-old student with cerebral palsy fully included in a regular class;  Eric Marco Ramos, the first blind person to qualify for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program administered by the US Fulbright Commission and currently a faculty member at Philippine Normal University;  Dr. Rex Bernardo from the University of Sydney, currently a professor of Mabini Colleges; and Joy Garcia, Chief Executive Officer of Tahanan ng Walang Hagdan. Finally, Mr. Tony Llanes, the blind founder of ATRIEV (Adaptive Technology for the Rehabilitation, Integration and Empowerment of Visually Impaired) will be demonstrating digital resources for the blind.



Alongside the talks will be the exhibition of #DrawDisability, a global art campaign launched by the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative in partnership with the Global Observatory for Inclusion and the UN Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group.

For inquiries and registration, visit www.theteachersgallery.com, www.iamyouinclusion.net or call  02-769-3013 / 0977-8095110 / 0998-554-8522.




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#CulturePH - Men Need To Pamper Too!

local barbershop in the province.
Who said men don't take care of themselves? For the past 3 years, many shops which caters to the grooming needs of men-of-all-ages have been a source of good money. Nail salons, waxing and eyebrow threading shops, facial and massage services are now 'in' for the gentlemen. Gone are the days where men are afraid to be called 'gay' for being clean, sleek and hygienic. I don't know when was that era started but women are more conscious in terms of taking care of their body and how they look.

With pompadours on the rise, man-buns making its way on the street, perfectly trimmed beards and facial hair making an appearance, it’s safe to say that male grooming is finally getting the attention it deserves. But while men will admittedly make more effort by way of aesthetics, the process of getting the right look still prompts them to demand the simplicity and straightforwardness of traditional barbershops. 

I discovered Sports Barbers which offers stylish but easy-to-maintain cuts from expert stylists, delivered amid carefully designed interiors that highlight a traditional barbershop experience.

Photo from @sportsbarbershopph
This gave way to a new breed of barbershops—one that delivers the kind of service that they expect that essentially gives a modern take on an old classic. And while there have been a few cropping up here and there, none have been more accessible or as successful in providing the stylish sense that today’s grooming generation seeks than Sports Barbers. 

Its ambiance and service, strongly anchored on its team’s ability to provide everything from on-trend cuts to classic styles, is a compelling reminder of inherent masculine values—adventure, straightforwardness, humor and at the end of the day, natural good looks (as opposed to self-conscious preening).

The entire concept of Sports Barbers is to deliver the best cuts for clients, inspired by traditional hairstyles and the most stylish men. The brand’s crop of barber-stylists, a term derived from the fusion of Vidal Sassoon trained cutting and styling mixed with the efficient sensibilities of old-school barbers, mean clients can confidently step into any branch and emerge looking as dapper as they can be. 

Sports Barbers have 12 branches nationwide. You may visit them at UP Town Center, SM Clark, Ayala Fairview Terraces, SM Mall of Asia, SM Bacoor, SM Bicutan, SM Southmall, SM Cebu, SM Bacolod, Eastwood Citywalk, SM San Pablo, SM San Lazaro and SM North Edsa.



Want to know more about it? You may check there social media accounts:
Facebook: Facebook.com/sportsbarbersph 
Twitter: Twitter.com/sbbarbershop 
Instagram: Instagram.com/sbbarbershop.

I am excited to share with you my awesome experience with Sports Barbershop very soon!


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

#FitPH - Are You Ready To Test your Will?

Under Armour, the leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, equipment, and connected fitness platforms, will hold its second installment of the Southeast Asia-wide fitness challenge dubbed “Test of Will” this summer.


The inaugural Test of Will had a successful and promising turnout last year, with two Filipino athletes Zoe Pond-McPherson and Noelle Wenceslao emerging victorious in the exciting and heart-pumping competition.

In search of a new batch to don the Philippine colors on the thrilling Test of Will stage, Under Armour will hold a national heat at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City on the 25th and 26th of March 2017.

Pushing the outer limits of strength and endurance, will-driven Pinoys (21yrs old and above) will have to compete in a four-minute intense course that requires them to complete 60 seconds of four exercises such as burpees, one-arm thrusters, TRX row and sandbag throw.

Top male and female will get the opportunity to represent the Philippines in the Test of Will final round, which is set to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this coming 6th of May.

Aside from the Philippines, countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Indonesia will also be hosting their own qualifiers. A total of 12 competitors from the six aforementioned nations will go head-to-head inside the highly-touted structure, which contains different fitness zones with calisthenic exercises.

A cash prize of $2,500 and Under Armour gears await the overall winner of the second-annual Test of Will. Registration for Test of Will 2017 is now open. Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter for updates as well as Facebook at www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.


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#TheaterPH - New Swan Queens and Kings - Ballet Philippines - Swan Lake

As a fabulous fitting finale of Ballet Philippines’ 47th season entitled “Wings”, come and watch the new staging of “Swan Lake”, the most famous and legendary ballet adored by audiences all over the world for over a hundred years. On March 4, “Swan Lake” will be celebrating the 140th anniversary of its premiere.



“Swan Lake” is set to open on February 24 at the CCP Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo) at 8:00 PM. Other performance schedules are as follows: February 25 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM, February 26 at 3:00 PM, March 3 at 8:00 PM, March 4 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, and March 5 at 3:00 PM.

This year’s “Swan Lake” boasts three extraordinary pairings for Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried: multi-awarded guest artists Candice Adea and Joseph Phillips, BP principal dancer Denise Parungao and company member Garry Corpuz, and soloists Jemima Reyes and Victor Maguad in their first lead roles in a classical ballet.

Candice Adea


Set to Tchaikovsky's beautiful and moving score, The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura are set to perform the music live during the gala nights on February 24, February 25, and March 3.

The February 25, 7:00 PM performance is an International Gala featuring guest stars Candice Adea (formerly of Hong Kong Ballet and BalletMet) and Joseph Phillips of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. Both artists have garnered multiple awards in international ballet competitions, including the Helsinki IBC, and the Jackson IBC.

Joseph Philipps


“’Swan Lake’ is regarded as the summit of achievement in the theater for every major classical ballet company,” says Ballet Philippines artistic director Paul Alexander Morales. “Nowadays so many versions and interpretations of the ballet are available online, so audiences will likely have their own ideas of what ‘Swan Lake’ is and what it should be like. It is our challenge to come up with an entirely new experience of this ballet.”

Garry Corpuz and Denise Parungao

Based on Germanic folk tales coupled with Russian traditions, “Swan Lake” weaves drama and dance together in an unparalleled spectacle. The ballet tells a timeless story of magic, love, and forgiveness through the ingenious choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. It centers around Odette, a princess under a curse that traps her in swan form during the day, and Prince Siegfried, an idealistic royal under pressure to find a suitable bride.

Jemima Reyes and Victor Manguad
Ballet Philippines has previously staged the full-length “Swan Lake” in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1991, and 1994. The 2017 production marks the company’s 8th restaging to date. Ballerinas who have brought the dual role of Odette/Odile to life on the BP stage include the likes of Maniya Barredo, Kelly Cass, Toni Lopez Gonzalez, Valentina Kozlova, Yoko Morishita, Guo Peihui, Cecile Sicangco, Ester Rimpos, and Anna Villadolid. Notable Siegfrieds include Medhi Bahiri, Fernando Bujones, Wes Chapman, Nonoy Froilan, Serge Lavoie, Robert Medina, Brando Miranda, and Zhang Weiqiang.

 “Swan Lake” is restaged by Nonoy Froilan after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Set designer Ohm David shall combine grand scale and psychological intimacy. His magnificent designs pit Edwardian splendour against the spectral beauty of the white acts. James Reyes’ dramatic costumes shall emphasize the contrast between human and spirit worlds, in shimmering fabrics and designs to create a magical setting.

From the first yearning bars of Tchaikovsky’s score, “Swan Lake” shall beckon you to another world. This timeless and enchanting tale filled with magic, manipulation, and eternal love will surely melt countless hearts, stir the soul, and send tingles down the spine. “Swan Lake” - the ultimate night at the ballet.

Connect to Ballet Philippines online through the following social media networks:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/balletphilippines
Twitter: @balletph
Instagram: @balletphilippines
YouTube: balletph

To join in the Ballet Philippines conversation, use our official hashtags: #balletph, #swanlakeballetph

For tickets, call Ticketworld at 891-9999.

Sharing you my coverage during the press launch:



See you at the theater!


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

#FoodPH - Honey + Butter + Potatoes = Pure Awesome Goodness!

What will happen if honey, butter and potatoes combined in a snack bowl? Can you imagine the heavenly taste it would produce? Good thing, Gold Stack Honey Butter Potato Chips is already in the country!



Other people might experience a little bit of weirdness on their first bite probably because one haven't taste this goodness before. Like wine, coffee or tea, enjoying this honey butter flavored potato chips is an acquired taste. The more you dig in, the yummier it tastes. I love how flavors melt in my mouth.



This flavor was first introduced in Japan in 2012, but not until August 2014 where it became a big hit in South Korea, and since then, there has been a constant shortage of supply due to the high demand for the unique flavor these potato chips offer.  Thailand, Vietnam, China and other Asian countries have produced their own version of the popular Korean honey butter chips. Gold Stack is the first to bring and introduce this flavor for potato chips to the Philippine market.



To experience what I've been into, you may get Gold Stack Honey Butter Chips at the following 70 stores nationwide and can be found through this link: https://www.facebook.com/notes/gold-stack-potato-chips/where-to-get-gold-stack-honey-butter-chips/844528275656657




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Monday, February 13, 2017

#TheaterPH - Time To Meet Asher Lev

Twin Bill Theater Season 2 proudly presents the Asian premiere of “MY NAME IS ASHER LEV”, a passionate and poignant coming of age story by Aaron Posner, based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok and directed by Steven Conde. 


Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award, the critically acclaimed play MY NAME IS ASHER LEV was called “rich, moving and surprisingly powerful” by The New York Times and the New York Daily News called it “as earnest as it is universal.”

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV is set to open on February 18 and will run until March 5 at PARC Manila located at 494 Lt. Artiaga St., San Juan City.

The play tells the story of Asher Lev, a young Hasidic Jew growing up in 1940's Brooklyn, finds himself drawn to use his considerable artistic talents. But he faces opposition not only from his strict sect, which believes all art to be a waste of time, but also from his parents, particularly his father. Asher challenges the expectations of his community and the unhappiness of his family, but pays a terrible price for the right to use his gift.

“My Name is Asher Lev is the most challenging theater production that we have ever directed. Requiring actors of exceptional skill, humanity and capacity for transformation, the cast we have assembled is a blessing. Each of these actors brings deep personal connections to the powerful, universal themes of this beautiful play such as the ageless battle between religion and art, art's role in society and one's courageous quest to be true to oneself knowing too well how such honesty can jeopardize one's relationship with those he/she loves most.” said Steven Conde.

“Yes, the protagonist is an artist, and the characters are intensely Jewish, yet anyone from any walk of life who struggles with one's need to be true to oneself -- be it a question of one's purpose in life, one's sexual orientation, political conviction or what have you -- identifies with these characters. There is something for everyone - traditionalist or revolutionary, parent or child,” director Steven Conde noted.

The cast of  My Name is Asher Lev features three noted actors who will play multiple roles:

Nelsito Gomez

NELSITO GOMEZ plays the titular Jewish artist Asher Lev, a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe. Asher Lev is an artist who is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels, even when it leads him to blasphemy. He grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe. But in time, his gift threatens to estrange him from that world and the parents he adores. Asher must be a painter despite his faith and the will of his family. In the play, his life spans from age three through his twenties and traces Asher's development as a person and an artist. He is immensely gifted as an artist and, when younger, not in control of himself. He often seems detached from the world around him and generally spaced out. As he grows older, Asher becomes more in touch with himself and learns to channel his feelings into artwork. He is not a typical rebel in the sense that he does not want to rebel. He is simply drawn very strongly to produce art. As he gets older, he outgrows his teacher and becomes more reflective.

Robie Zialcita


ROBIE ZIALCITA portrays the multiple roles of the MAN, described as follows: 
 
Aryeh Lev - Asher's father. A well respected, highly intelligent man. He is incredibly driven to work hard for the cause in which he believes. He has a strong sense of morality and is deeply committed to his religion. His son's misbehavior deeply disturbs and hurts him. Though he works with high-ranking government officials, he has a hard time relating to those, like Asher, whose value systems are different from his own.

Jacob Kahn - An old and famous artist. When younger, he abandoned the religion with which he grew up, in order to pursue his artwork. He is fully and completely an artist. He is temperamental, and he feels no moral attachments to anything but art and sees a great purpose in producing art and artists. He is blunt, though generally for a didactic purpose.

Uncle Yitzchok - Asher's uncle with whom he lives while his parents are in Europe. A wealthy, kind man, who has no distinct personality. He appreciates his nephew's talent in his manner as a layman.

Rebbe – Asher’s teacher.

Naths Everett


NATHS EVERETT plays the multiple roles of the WOMAN, described as follows:

Rivkeh Lev - Asher's mother. She is kind and supportive. Deeply disturbed by the death of her brother, she worries a lot and is, in some ways, a stereotypical "Jewish mother." She is intelligent, loving, and caring; she cares deeply for the two men in her life—Asher and Aryeh—and is troubled by their inability to get along. 

ANNA SCHAEFFER - An international socialite and gallery owner. She is interested in art and artists and even more interested in using them to make money.

Rachel – A model.

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV is produced by Twin Bill Theater which aims to produce shows that explore and challenge issues faced by today’s society. The founders led by theater professionals Joseph and Francis Matheu noted that their goals are also focused on stirring up the public’s interest to rediscover, love and preserve our historical, cultural and spiritual values through theater; and to make quality, thought-provoking productions more accessible to the non-theater going public.

The artistic team of “My Name is Asher Lev” are as follows: Steven Conde (Director), Virgilio Balanon II (Set Design), Vince Lim (Sound Design), and Joseph Matheu (Lighting Design).

The production team includes: Francis Matheu (Company Manager), Wowie Bonto (Production Manager), Pocholo Angeles (Stage Manager), Toots Tolentino (Publicity), , and Chirstian Baluca (Marketing, Video and Photography).

The playdates of “My Name is Asher Lev” are as follows: 

February 18, 19, 25, 26
March 4, 5

Venue: PARC Manila - 494 Lt. Artiaga Street, San Juan
Running time: 90 minutes with no intermission

For ticket inquiries, go to ticketworld.com.ph / 8919999. You can also contact 09167759374. My Name is Asher Lev is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc.

To know more about Twin Bill, you find us on Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/twinbilltheater or visit our 
website,:www.twinbilltheater.com. 

For updates, follow our social media account (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram): @twinbilltheater.




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Friday, February 10, 2017

#ArtsPH - Filipino Komiks and Art Market 2017!



Artists, writers, readers and enthusiasts are expected to converge again in the third Filipino Komiks and Art Market (KOMIKET). This year, there will be two different events -- the February 25 (Saturday) Komiks and Art Market at the Elements at Centris and the February 26 (Sunday) Artist Talks at the U-View Theater at Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City.

Whether you are a curious newbie or an art market enthusiast, organizers are inviting everyone to two days of fun as a way to support Filipino comics or "komiks."

SATURDAY ART MARKET

Meet and greet over 300 authors, illustrators and "komiks" creators who eagerly want to share what they have worked on the past few months. Get a first crack at their latest works, story compilations, graphic novels, stickers, postcards, art prints and original artworks up for grabs on February 25, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Elements at Centris.

The Komiket Inc. will also release its first book, KOMIKS CUM LAUDE, a student comic book anthology featuring ten of the top student creators today: Mich Cervantes, Juan Carlos Panlilio, Aljon Perdon and Jose Victor Perey (De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde); Danielle Riña, Gia Duran, Danielle Dy-Liacco and Japhet Marquez (UP Diliman); Richard Mercado, Kevin Samala and Ianthe Pimentel (Ateneo de Manila University); Diklap Aytin (Ateneo Junior High School) and Tori Tadiar, Jess Santiago and Jez Nabong (Komiket’s Comic Book Creator’s Workshops).

SUNDAY ARTIST TALK

Listen and learn from superstar comics creators like Arnold Arre, Manix Abrera, Carlo Vergara, Eugene Madayag (Libreng Komiks) as they talk back with readers at the Komiket Artist Talks on February 26, Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the U-View Theater at the Basement of Fully Booked BGC. Only limited seats (70 per set) are available for the talks, and tickets will be sold at the venue.
The winners of the Komiket Awards will also be announced. The Best Komiks, Best Komiks Writer, Best Komiks Artist and Best Student Komiks will win komikstarter prizes—a five thousand-peso reimbursable fund to help kickstart their next "komiks."

LOVE LOCAL, SUPPORT LOCAL

The KOMIKET aims to help cultivate, promote and nurture local creators who would like to share their work to more readers. To those who want to show their support, see you at the 3rd Filipino Komiks and Art Market. Entrance tickets to the market cost 50 pesos each. Registration to the talk is at 550 pesos. 

Elements at Centris is located at Eton Centris, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, QC. Fully Booked BGC is at B6 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Like KOMIKET on Facebook for more details.



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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

#FoodPH - Time For Couple Treats!

It's "Hearts Month" once again and I can imagine the stress most people are going through just to find a perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day. Romantic, intimate, cozy and budget friendly date are some of the considerations when planning a treat for their loved ones. Worry no more because I discovered a place that will make everything happen!



City Garden Hotel Makati launched their COUPLE TREATS menu which runs from February 1 to 28, 2017. You may enjoy a hearty, sumptuous set meals for as low as PhP 230.00 plus a complimentary Red Velvet Cake over Strawberry Ganache. How awesome right? Everything is good for two (2) persons so you're getting the most value for your money! Let me walk you through with the said promo.

Soup and Salad (PhP 230.00) 
Combination of Soup of the day and Deconstructed Caesar Salad.

Soup and Sandwich (PhP 385.00)
Combination of Soup of the day and Clubhouse Sandwich.

Soup and Salad


Soup and Pasta (PhP 400.00)
Combination of Soup of the day and Spaghetti Bolognese

Salad and Pasta (PhP 435.00)
Combination of Deconstructed Caesar Salad and Spaghetti Bolognese

Salad and Pasta

Salad and Sandwich (PhP 655.00)
Combination of Deconstructed Caesar Salad and Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Salad and Sandwich


Pasta and Chicken (PhP 710.00)
Combination of Spaghetti Bolognese and Chicken Wings.

Pasta and Chicken


All combinations are good for two! So for example you'll be getting the Soup and Pasta combo, it will only cost PhP 200.00 per head. Pretty affordable right? You might have doubts about how it tastes like but I can vouch for it. The Deconstructed Caesar Salad will surprise you. I swearI! I will not share what's special about it because I don't want to pre-empt your experience. Out of the combinations, my personal favorite is the Salad and Sandwich. The Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich is a hit! 



City Garden Hotel Makati also devised a special 3 course meal which they will be offering on February 13, 14 and 16, 2017. It includes Tropical Salad, a choice of either Charboiled Red Snapper Fillet in Pineapple Coriander Buerre Blanc with Spinach Risotto or Grilled Beef Tenderloin in Orange Grape Brown Sauce served with Pumpkin Gnocci or Tournedos of Herbed and Cheese Stuffed Chicken, and a Love Boat dessert valued at 650 nett. You will not only have good food but also a good view of Makati skyline because this will be served at Encima Roofdeck Restaurant. For this deal, reservation is required.

Imagine this view at night!


During the time I was talking with Rinna, F&B Manager of City Garden Hotel Makati, about how people have this stigma of spending too much when you dined in to a hotel, we agreed that it's not always true. Most of the time, people really get the value of the money they're spending. I am glad City Garden Hotel Makati is one of those hotels who offers such good deals. 

More about City Garden Hotel Makati's February Promos on #Vlog 007:


I hope this post helps. I heard reservations are almost full so hurry and booked yours now!


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