May 31, 2015

Krispi Garlik

I was a working student in college so I didn't have the luxury of time getting to know all my classmates. But there were a few who made quite an impression to me. Adae was one of those few classmates because she was always dressed nicely and spoke cutely. Adae and I were both Psychology majors but she belonged to the junior class. We used to meet in some major subjects and Psych Society events. The last time I saw Adae was in 1996. Fast forward, we met again last month at City Club in Alphaland. We talked about college life and our respective families.

I'm too happy to know she is a successful entrepreneur doing trainings and seminars. She is also a Financial Adviser at Cocolife. I'm most happy because Adae is the proud owner of Krispi Garlik. She found this business by chance.

They went on a trip in the province and bought plenty of garlic for personal consumption. The garlic turned out too many so she fried it and therest, as they say, is history! If you're into garlic, just like me, contact Adae at 0921-7168354 and 984-3500.

Small bottle is sold at P120. Tall bottle at P150

Aside from being a tasty addition to almost every cooked dish, garlic is well known as a natural health remedy. It can be consumed in your food or can be eaten on its own. Garlic powder, dried garlic flakes  fried garlic like Krispi Garlik are just as effective and super easy to keep in the cupboard for everyday use.  

Some of the health of benefits of garlic includes help improve iron metabolism, having anti-inflammatory properties, assist babies to gain weight while they are in the womb, strengthens the immune system, contains high levels of iodine which makes it a very effective treatment for hyperthyroid conditions, good for the heart, great source of vitamin B6, aid in the prevention of multiple types of cancer, and regulates blood sugar.

May 30, 2015

The Road to Katy Perry’s Prismatic Concert

It all started with an sms invite from Portia for an event at Krispy Kreme The Fort. I didn’t want to go because it was a Wednesday. I was coding, plus I just don’t feel like doing anything (sounds like a song, right?) that night.

It was my daughter who wanted to attend because she’s a Krispy Kreme addict. She was also hoping that we could win tickets to Katy Perry’s concert.  Before heading at the venue, we rushed at Greenhills to buy a colored hair spray for my would be Katy attire. I even hired a make-up artist (which I don't normally do!) to transform me from an ordinary mom to a fabulous Katy Perry.

Julia insisted that I join the Katy Perry videoke challenge to win tickets. I like Katy and I like her songs but I grew up with Madonna, whom all songs I can sing by heart. For my daughter, I joined the singing challenge. Of course I didn’t win, I was out of tune!

The winner of the Katy Perry videoke challenge is the one with the roar, animal print, outfit.

After losing (ouch!) I was told that there’s another way that we could win 2 tickets, simply by posing a glamorous photo with Krispy Kreme’s glamuor glazed. Julia took a photo of me while we were at the event, which I immediately posted in instagram.

We were told that we can send as many entries as we want and because Julia was dying to win tickets, I asked my husband for a photoshoot the next day.

I already gave up all hopes, when Portia messaged me in Viber, "you won 2 tickets to Katy Perry!". My daughter was so happy, we won a lower box premium tickets worth 11,000+!

We arrived 4pm at the Arena on the concert day. I was way too happy to see that we're early and there's no line at all! Only to find out that Katy’s concert is at the Philippine Arena, not in MOA Arena. My bad! All the time I thought it's the MOA Arena so I didn't bring a car. I asked people around the fastest way to reach Philippine Arena in 2 hours. The Road to Katy Perry’s Prismatic Concert was indeed oh so long! We took a 20 minute jeepney going to LRT (traffic not included). We took a 20 minute LRT ride going to Balintawak (long waiting line not include). From Balintawak we rode a bus going to Bocaue Bulacan (I wasn't able to calculate the time because I was standing from Balintawak to Bocaue). From Bocaue we rode a tricycle (I wasn't able to calculate the time because it was dark already). Finally, a service bus took us to the concert venue.

Going through all those hassles, we were lucky to meet two lovely ladies who were very nice to lend us a facial tissue as Julia profusely sweat. We talked (well, I mostly did!) from Taft station til they alight at Monumento station. Thanks lovely Karren and Adrienne!

Adrienne Brion and Karren Lin Dela Cruz

Julia was all smiling when we arrived at 8pm at Philippine Arena. 

Julia had fun when confetti were released. She even brought home some for souvenir

My aging knees were shaking but I’m sure happy that we made it. The trip was worth it. I wouldn’t mind doing the same all over again,  all  for the love of my daughter. Thank you Krispy Kreme for making Julia happy!

The other Kripy Kreme instagram winners: 

Celebrities spotted:

 I'm actually not familiar with them

Doug Kramer and daughter

Cheska Garcia-Kramer

Patrick Garcia
Karla Abellana refused to have her photo taken

Kathryn Bernardo

Took photo of Daniel Padilla for my nieces and readers who adore Daniel

"M is for Mother, Mommy, Mom, Mama
who's commitment into loving her children is boundless"
-Joy Mendiola
May 30, 2015

May 29, 2015

Racks at Paseo Sta Rosa

Racks is close to my heart because the owners of this restaurant are the same owners of Shakey's Pizza Restaurant. I was a working student in my college years, so I'm thankful that Shakey's was part of my life back then.

As we drove to Tagaytay last Friday, we headed to Racks at Paseo Sta. Rosa for late lunch. It was actually our first time at this Racks branch.

We immediately liked Rack's country style interiors. The cozy-homey vibe of the place is inviting, as well as relaxing. 

I'm very particular when it comes to the cleanliness of restrooms. I usually call the attention of managers in matters pertaining to my favorite spot (wink!wink!). Racks restroom passed my standards! It was clean and actually smelled like a spa.

It wouldn't be me without photos of my children and yours truly.

The drinks - House Blend Tea, Dalandan and Pink Lemonade quenched our thirst.

Side dish - Fries, Mac and Cheese, Broccoli, Baked Beans

RACKS means Real American Country Kitchen Style

Three kinds of barbeque - Pork, beef and chicken.  This lip smackin’ good that naturally falls off the bone, are select lean juicy baby ribs that is impossible to resist!

Feeling lazy to go out but craving for RACKS? The next time you visit ant RACKS Branch, ask for their Heat 'N Serve Frozen Packs for your backyard barbeque parties. It's ready to eat, just grill and serve!

Don't forget to bring home Rack's Original Barbeque Sauce, choice of Extra Hot or Regular (P250)
This sauce is great with all kinds of meat! My youngest son even likes it with rice.

Our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Racks Paseo, Sta Rosa Branch.
Special mention goes to the managers, Michael and  Roda, and to my tukayo, Joy De Villa.

Paseo 5, Paseo de Sta. Rosa
Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
(049) 508-0352 / 502-4774
Mon-Thu: 10am-10pm / Fri-Sun: 10am-11pm