August 25, 2016

August 6

August 6 was one hectic day! My day started at 10am for NetFlix Beat Bugs event at Vanilla Cupcake in Q.C.

Then I ran at One Corporated Center in Ortigas at 2pm for Yael's 1st Birthday. I wouldn't dare miss this day because Yael's mom, Berlin, is one of the nicest mommy bloggers I know. Although we just met last year, Berlin and Yael holds a special place in my heart because they remind me of when I started blogging in 2007. Juancho was also a baby that time and I brought him to most of the events I covered, just like Berlin and Yael.

At 4pm, I booked at Linden Suites for my late Papa's 67th birthday celebration.

At 5pm I rushed at Sambokojin in SM Megamall for Mafae's surprise birthday dinner.  I also wouldn't dare miss Mafae's birthday because Mafae, Coach Nic and their children are on of the most down-to-earth and kind people I know.

Before going back at  Linden Suites, I catche up with Darlyn Ty, The Queen Mother of Viviamo, the maker of the famous Belle De Jour Planner, and her adorable daughter Tisa.

When I finally finished and was about to go back to the hotel, it rained cats and dogs. Thanks heaven for kind hearted Paul Adrian Lacebal who offered to share his umbrella and brought me to Linden Suites.

August 24, 2016

NTT DATA Philippines

NTT DATA was formerly Wizardsgroup, Inc..  It is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 80,000 professionals based in over 40 countries. NTT DATA emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process and IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. 

Wizardsgroup has established a strong presence in high value IT consulting and learning solutions for Oracle and Microsoft technologies mainly in the Philippine market. With over 20 years of experience in the local market, its core services have spanned the entire spectrum from application development outsourcing to implementation of enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) solutions.

Above, from Left to Right: Kenya Wada, Director, NTT DATA Philippines, Inc; Ryoji Fukaya, Chairman, NTT DATA Asia Pacific; Tetsu Sato, President and CEO, NTT DATA Asia Pacific; Pocholo Reyes, Managing Director, NTT DATA Philippines, Inc.

“With this development, NTT DATA Philippines will continue to pursue the same corporate direction that has distinguished Wizardsgroup, Inc. across various sectors in the Philippine economy. We will build on NTT DATA’s group vision to be a “Global IT Innovator” and build upon its world-class IT services to the fullest to drive businesses faster in the country and in the region,” says Pocholo Reyes, President & CEO, NTT DATA Philippines.

NTT DATA Philippines’ total solutions package combines Wizardsgroup’s leading competency in deploying Microsoft technologies, and with the highly-developed capabilities on Oracle Engineered Systems. It provides added value in consulting services across industries as well as to software companies, system integrators, and IT service providers.

NTT DATA Philippines’ main expertise lies in its thorough understanding of the problems their clients are facing and designing and rolling out solutions that respond to these challenges. For the past two decades, this comprehensive approach has contributed immensely to enhanced customer experience.

Above, from Left to Right: John Ching, Director for Learning; Kenya Wada, Director, NTT DATA Philippines, Inc; Ryoji Fukaya, Chairman, NTT DATA Asia Pacific; Tetsu Sato, President and CEO, NTT DATA Asia Pacific; Pocholo Reyes, Managing Director, NTT DATA Philippines, Inc; Lui Alvarado, Director, Oracle; Michelle Lachica, Director, Microsoft.


Presently, NTT DATA Philippines has clients based in the Telco, FSI/Banking, Oil & Gas, Healthcare, and Manufacturing industries in the Philippines. Building on NTT DATA’s track record in as a Global IT Innovator, NTT DATA Philippines will offer a wider range of solutions and services through globally proven best practices, cutting-edge Research and Development capabilities and a strong financial base. Clients will have access to the expanded capabilities and industry offerings as well as get benefits of NTT DATA’s global geographical presence. 

August 22, 2016

Simple Lang

Let's face it, not all of the friends stay forever. Jingle and I met at Human Resources Trainings in 2000 and since became friends. She's the God mother of my twin kids and soon to be for Juancho's Confirmation.

In a weeks time, Mareng Jingle will be flying to the US of A for greener pasture. To make sure we have time to catch up before she lives, we met and had late lunch at Simple Lang in Ayala Triangle.

Jingle tried Simple Lang already but it was my first time to have a taste of what this place has to offer. Just like the Simple Lang's straight-up simple Filipino comfort food, our friendship is simple lang - no pretentions just pure love and understanding.

MUST TRY: Kare-Kare, Chili-Garlic Crispy Pata, Inasal Java Rice, Sisig Fried Rice, Halo-Halo, Crispy palabok topped with bagnet, shrimp, tinapa bits and egg, Garlic Brown Rice, Mixed BBQ Plate Chicken Inasal (3 pcs.), Leg Quarter, Pork BBQ (2 pcs.), and Pusit,  Mango Madness Crush, Turon Bites, Buko Pandan Pinipig Crush Coconut cream, Simple Lang Halo-Halo, Mango Sago, Sago't Gulaman

Simple Lang
Ayala Triangle Gardens, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Phone number: 02 6216162
Opening hours: 11 AM to 10 PM

August 21, 2016

Chelsea Grand Cafe

Doing a three-day colon cleansing is not an easy feat. That exactly what my husband did. To reward him for patience and cooperation we went at  Chelsea Grand Cafe at Serendra for Sunday Brunch Buffet.

Chelsea Grand Cafe, holds the distinction of having one of the longest Sunday Brunch Buffet in the BGC area so if you're thinking of bringing your family to a buffet why not check out Chelsea Grand Cafe and let your love ones enjoy the bright interiors, relax mood and European comfort food that Chelsea Grand Cafe offers.

Chelsea Grand Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, brunch with an outdoor seating and fast Wifi connection! The place is also pet friendly. Cash and cards payment is accepted.

Address: Ground Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Phone Numbers:  02 9097011 / 02 9097012
Opening hours:  7 AM to 10 PM

August 20, 2016

The Maya Kitchen One Pot Cooking at The Rockwell Club

The Maya Kitchen One Pot Cooking at Palm Grove in Rockwell Club was a fun and easy cooking workshop with Chef Chari Cano where we learned to make chocolate cake using rice cooker. Yes, you read it right, RICE COOKER! Other recipes we've learned, Mongolian Chicken and Pork Stew, Tofu and Mushroom Vegetables and Vegetable Risotto.

To know more about baking and cooking workshops, 
contact The Maya Kitchen at (02) 892 1185  
Address: 835 Pasay Road, Makati