August 15, 2018

Allianz PNB Life

I'm quite familiar with insurance, whether life or investments, because I have several accounts with different companies.

Though Allianz PNB Life is among the major life insurers in the Philippines, which began its operations in 2001, it is actually my first time to learn about Allianz PNB Life, thru Adae of Adae To Remember invite, that happened today at Rockwell Glasshouse.

The event was lively despite an early morning call time because the host, Janeena Chan,  was super fun! The insights I gained, both in business and life as a whole, from the guests (Couple Mark and Precious Martin, Kevin Lapena, Rob Afzelius, and Erica Wong) were helpful and informative. 

If you're a millennial or know one, who has an entrepreneurial spirit,
you or they may join Allianz Start - The Search for Young Entrepreneurs.

Learn more about Allianz PNB Life at 

August 12, 2018

A Day in Dasmarinas, Cavite with Friends

My mother was already sick when I was in fourth year high school with kidney problem so my college education was supposed to be on hold. Mama did not want that to happen so I enrolled in Far Eastern University under Biology course. I stopped after one semester because I was not happy with things happening, especially with Mama being so sick.

The next year I enrolled in UP Diliman Open University under Computer Programming. After one sem, I stopped because I can't grasp anything about the subjectscomputers - control, alt, this and that, etcetera etcetera. That was the time when computers were just introduced in the Philippines.

College life was a roller coaster ride for me. I didn't know what I want so I just decided not to study anymore. I chose to work instead. I was already working in Shakaeys when Mama told me to enroll again. I remember that day when we hopped from Phil. Normal University, Sta Isabel College, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Phil. Christian University  and Phil. Women's University.  

Honestly speaking I didn't know anything about Phil. Christian University back then. I'm familiar with all the schools mentioned above, except PCU but immediately felt at home with the blue and white color of the school. Following Mama's wish of me finishing college, I enrolled in PCU and vowed to finish AB Psychology.  

In PCU I was an international student, not literally speaking though. International students in PCU would mean, working students with very tight schedule so we were given priority to enroll in subjects that will fit our work schedules. It is for this reason that I have many group of friends ranging from younger than me, to older than me and my same age bracket.

The same age bracket friends is where Jonie, Russel and Robert belongs.  We all spent our Clinical OJT at Elsie Gaches Village in Alabang and we all graduated in 1996.

After graduation, the four of us get to see each other at once every two years until work and family responsibilities hindered us from doing so. The last time the four us met was five years ago at Shangri-La Plaza.

Last May this year, Russel messaged Jonie and I, Robert just passed away. It was a sad day losing a very kind and soft-spoken friend but I was in Seoul, Korea at that time so I was not able to join Russel, Jonie and Robert's family during the wake. 

On August 6 I received an SOS FB message from Russel. He said we badly needed to meet for Jonie. After 5 days, even if it was raining cats and dogs, I traveled to spend a day in Dasmarinas, Cavite with friends.

I'm happy to see Jonie and Russel again last August 11. Incidentally the next day, August 12, is Russel and Robert's birthday. I'm sure Robert's smiling down on us from heaven as we sang a birthday song for him and Russel.

In memory of our dear friend, Robert Bacuetes Yap...

"If you lose a friend to death, recognize that you are grieving the loss of a person near and dear to you, and give yourself the space and time to do so. Connect with others who share your loss, if this helps you, and take time for yourself to do those things that bring you comfort."
- Psychology Today

August 11, 2018

Saboten Express

My husband and three kids love all those Japanese deep fried goodies, such as . I love my family and I love to cook for John, Julia, Rafael and Juan but I'm really not into frying because I find the act too frightening. 

Whenever they want to eat katsu and karaage my solution is to go to a Japanese Restaurant but let's face it, it takes awhile if you dine in at Japanese restos so I welcome this idea by Raintree to open an express version of Saboten in SM Megamall.

Living up to its name, Saboten Express, delivers tender and authentic taste of Katsu from Japan at a reasonable price! My most favorite among the wide variety of menu, Tonkatsu Chicken Curry.

Saboten Express
5th Level TheFashion Hall,  SM Megamall,
422 Doña Julia Vargas Ave, Mandaluyong City

August 7, 2018

SeaOil Lifetime Free Gas Promo

SEAOIL Philippines, Inc., the country’s largest independent fuel player is celebrating their 40th year anniversary this year. In line with this, they're giving away lifetime supplies of fuel through the “Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo.

This promo is the only one of its kind in the world. The mechanics is simple:

1. Gas up from at least P500 worth of Extreme 97, Extreme 95, Extreme U, Extreme Diesel fuels and/or SEAOIL Lubricants at any SEAOIL nationwide.

2. To double chances of winning, register at

Prizes to be won:
1. Lifetime supply of free gas for four (4) lucky motorists
2. Over 100,000 instant prizes through peel-off cards.
3. Ten thousand (P10,000) worth of SEAOIL gift cards to be raffled off to thirty (30) lucky motorists.

This promo is running from  August 18 to November 18, 2018,

August 4, 2018

Nanka Japanese Latin Restaurant

Mother Ignacia is a place I don't normally go to but after tasting Nanka Japanese Latin Restaurant's 11 Bestseller Menu today, I'm definitely going to visit  the place regularly! 

What we had at Nanka are the following, Shitake Pasta with Parmesan, Salmon Sashimi, Sashimi Peruano, Tuna Sashimi, Mixed Inari, Pollo Ala Brasa, Smokey Grilled Tenderloin, Steak Fried Rice, Crispy Eggplant, Tofu, Melon Shake and Miso Custard for dessert.

All the 11 food served were delicious and a must try! I particularly liked their Crispy Eggplant because I like eggplant and kani a lot!  

If you love sushi, you must try Mixed Inari. It is a marinated tofu with sushi rice with three different toppings, namely, salmon, tuna and shrimp. It is also topped with black masago/roe.

The 3 kinds of sashimi, tuna, salmon and peruano is a different take from the usual sashimi from other Japanese restos. At Nanka, sashimi is a one-stop-shop thing because the sauce or dressing is incorporated on the plate already. All you have to do is use those chopsticks and chow!

As practiced, I don't say or write much on this blog, just go ahead and watch the video I made... Happy watching!

Nanka Japanese Latin Restaurant
1810 Mother Ignacia corner Roces Avenue, Paligsahan, Quezon City
Phone Numbers 02 5179677 or +63 9776218472