April 21, 2018

Earth Day Jam 2018

The longest running FREE Concert for Mother Earth is happening  on on April 28, 5 p.m, at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

Here's the program of activities:

Pre- Concert Activities

Exhibit and Booth Display Spearheaded by the Earthday Network Philippines ,this years’ exhibit will be participated by in by multi cultural sectors dedicated towards best environmental practices and sustainable communities

Film Showing Earthday Jam will premiere the French production “TERRA” among other Filipino environmental documentaries.

ART and JAM Sessions will unfold an afternoon activities of spontaneous drum beating workshop and demo with on the spot painting competition open to everybody of all ages.
A jury composed of internationally renowned artists will facilitate the activity with selected art work to be presented during the show.

Earthday Jam 2018: What’s in store …
Pre- Concert Activities

Exhibit and Booth Display Spearheaded by the Earthday Network Philippines ,this years’ exhibit will be participated by in by multi cultural sectors dedicated towards best environmental practices and sustainable communities

Film Showing Earthday Jam will premiere the French production “TERRA” among other Filipino environmental documentaries.

ART and JAM Sessions will unfold an afternoon activities of spontaneous drum beating workshop and demo with on the spot painting competition open to everybody of all ages.
A jury composed of internationally renowned artists will facilitate the activity with selected art work to be presented during the show.

The Main Program

8-Hour Music Jam EARTHDAYJAM 2018 spells an exciting array of more than 100 music artists representing various genre : pop, rock, hiphop, modern jazz, folk, electronic and world music.
Exciting segments include Newbie of the Year featuring a budding music artist with exemplary talents and skills. IDOL segment pays tribute to Filipino artist/s in recognition of their music legacy.

Empowering short talks Resource speakers prominent in environment and civic society will discuss urgent concerns on this years’ Earthday Jam’s main focus: Water, Air and Solid Waste or Trash

Videos New exciting animations, AVPs and video teasers accents every segment of the concert making it a multi media presentation.

Interactive Trash Demo Collection On its second run and initiated by the SWEET (Solid Waste Enforcer and Educators Team )the activity is an experiential and actual trash collection participated in by the audience, interspersed three(3) times during the show.

SALAMAT CITATIONS
For NGOS organizations who have transformed poor communities to be self sustaining households through social enterprise and whose design is to serve the small people. NGOs whose vision is to involve all sectors of the society to work together to bring the poor into the economic system.

FUTURE GREEN On Line Interactive Activity This is a pre event on line interaction focusing new ideas and initiatives concerning renewable energy. These green ideas are posted by Earthday Jam’s social media followers. The DEPED will shortlist the TOP 10 unique ideas and initiatives to be announced in the Earthday Jam Foundation Facebook and acknowledged during the show.

GREEN POETRY
Initiatives from the Environmental Information Division of DENR, 3 winners are pre chosen with their GREEN Poems .The pieces are not longer than 30 lines in English, Filipino or Taglish. The awarding will take place during the show with Invited popular poets and students from UP deliver the winning poems .

April 20, 2018

Genki Sushi in UP Town Center

Eating Japanese food seldom happen for my family because my husband is not much on on sushi and raw food. I frequent Japanese food only with my son Rafael because he loves anything from Japan.

I'm happy that John enjoyed our Genki Sushi adventure in UP Town in Katipunan for its food  and concept. He and the kids, had fun with the interactive ordering and the conveyor belt that served our orders. John also enjoyed the food especially the premium bento. 

I the whole process, from the greetings of Genki Sushi staff; to making my own green tea; to ordering to conveyor belt serving.

Us, The #Mendiolables, highly recommend this Japan-based chain restaurants for the whole family to enjoy


Address: UP Town Center, 216 Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1108 Metro Manila
Phone number: 02 9585010

Opening hours
Today  11AM to 10PM

April 19, 2018

The Pancake Warrior at The Maya Kitchen's Hotcake Art

I seldom get migraine but yesterday was a different story. Despite that condition I didn't let it spoil my day and headed to The Maya Kitchen to meet and greet and learn the hotcake art from no other than The Pancake Warrior, Elle Jay Orbase himself!

Elle Jay is not a chef nor a professional artist, but he enjoyed drawing cartoon characters in grade school. What started out as a curiosity over a hotcake griddle turned into a full-time career as he launched The Pancake Warrior YouTube Channel. His creations, ranging from logos to anime and cartoon characters, and even Philippine presidents, have become online sensations, garnering a total of 16 million views and fans from around the world.

Now, Elle Jay extends the love of Hotcake Art to more people by partnering with Maya. “I’ve always used Maya Hotcake Mix since it is easy to prepare and has a consistent texture,” he says. “Just like Maya, I also believe in making cooking fun, and so this project on hotcake art began.” 

Elle Jay uses the Maya Original Fluffy n’ Tasty Hotcake Mix and the Maya Quick n’ Easy Hotcake Mix for his creations, and will be sharing special tips and tricks to help you perfect your hotcake art. Using a squeeze bottle filled with colored batter, he first outlines the shape onto a heated pan, then fills in the gaps with details to bring the characters to life. But even without the tools that he usually uses, he encourages families to infuse a little more fun and imagination with their hotcakes. 

“You can just use additional ingredients, like whipped cream, chocolate chips, or even fruit slices, to decorate and make designs on the hotcakes,” he advises. “You don’t need to be an expert to do Maya Hotcake Art! For me, the important thing is that you make your kids and family happy, and that you have fun together.”


For more fun ideas on making hotcake art, follow Maya Hotcakes on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Mayahotcake and on Instagram at @mayahotcakesandmore.

The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center
8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City
8921185 or 892-5011 local 108 or +63929 679 6102.

April 18, 2018

Lazada's 6th Year Birthday Sale

Lazada Philippines, the country’s largest e-commerce platform, celebrated its 6th BIRTHDAY today at The Ruins in Makati City with a cool party for media, bloggers, influencers and guests. To give everyone a night to remember, a two-minute shopping was the highlight of the night. I got what I wanted, a laptop/bed table and a lot of shampoo and conditioner (lol!).


To give  loyal Lazada clients a big thank you, there's an exciting annual birthday sale which is slated to happen from 25 to 27 April 2018.  Be prepared to get blown away with big discounts on your favorite brands and many more! During this three-day sale, you’ll definitely be in for the win as this birthday blowout includes killer deals, massive discounts, unbeatable flash sales, and other amazing surprises.

April 17, 2018

The Maya Kitchen Kids Summer Cooking Class

Have you found a great after school activity for your kids this summer? Sign your child up for our Summer cooking classes at The Maya Kitchen.

Kids will learn to cook, grow and develop culinary skills safely while whipping up age-appropriate recipes into tasty meals. Your child will discover new and different ingredients and how to create wholesome meals. Plus, kids realize how helping in the kitchen at home is fun!

In The Maya Kitchen’s Kids Can Cook classes this summer, children try their hand at tasty culinary basics they’ll enjoy preparing as much as they’ll like digging into them. Classes for kids aged 6 to 12 years old will be held from May 15 to 18 and May 29 to June 1, 9 AM to 1 PM.


This summer, steer your teenagers towards independence by signing them up for The Maya Kitchen’s Teens Summer Cooking Series. Over the course of four days, participants will learn how to whip up recipes perfect for sharing with their friends and the family. If your kids are between 13 to 18 years old, enroll them in the May 22 to 25 classes, 9 AM to 1 PM.


Cooking Class Fee is Php 6,000