September 30, 2016

Guevarra's Yuletide Menu

It's always a joy dining at Guevarra's for many reasons. Let me count the ways... If you're an art afficionado, you will appreciate Guevarra’s rich heritage splendor and reminiscent of a house built in the 1920’s with picturesque garden surrounded with rich greeneries, a wide staircase that leads to the veranda gives you the feel of aristocratic elegance of the forgone era, the dining area is enthralled with art-deco pieces, and I love those white plates with praises and dedications of celebrities who visited Guevarra's. 

The food, oh the food! It is perfect for buffet lovers because of its wide array of buffet line-up from appetizer to dessert, each lovingly created with love and inspiration. This season husband and wife tandem, Chefs Roland and Jackie Laudico has prepared several dishes on top of their year-round favorites to enthrall your visuals and taste buds.

On top of that, every time you dine at Guevarra's, each buffet head will automatically contribute a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Children’s Joy Foundation, a center that houses disadvantaged children in the country which Guevarra’s have been supporting for the past four years. 

Don't you just take my words, visit Guevarra’s at 387 P. Guevarra cor. Argonnes St. Addition Hills, San Juan and experience good food and great ambiance with your family and friends. Guevarra's can accommodate up to 200 pax occasions like Baptism, Birthdays, Weddings , corporate gatherings and reunions. 

Guevarra's is brought by Seven Plates, Warren Sy, Patrick King, Felix Yu, Timothy Go, Victor Go, Raymond Co and Jeffrey Siy together with Chefs Roland and Jackie Laudico

Check out Guevarra's Yuletide Menu starting October 15, 2016.

Whet your appetite as you munch on crostini with Christmas Chicken Liver Parfait; flavorful and rich Liver pate with infusion of moscato to open up your taste buds. 

A western favorite that proved to be as sought after here in the country, Roast Turkey with cornmeal stuffingpaired with two kinds of sauces- Cranberry and Gravy.
Bask in the marriage of flavor and color of the Fish Mayonesa- Baked whole fish with Tartar dressing topped diced red and green bell pepper, carrots and egg.
You will definitely roll your tongue as you taste their Beef Morcon with it melt-in-your mouth goodness of rolled Top round with Bacon, Spanish chorizo, carrots and hard-boiled eggs.
Fusion precision with Embotido Lasagna Roll – 
Classic Filipino meat loaf covered with Lasagna sheet and baked to perfection.

Christmas Suman Fruitcake

Enjoy the creamy goodness of their Christmas Macaroni Salad,
a rich blend of macaroni, gelatin cubes, raisins and dressing.
Christmas Paella - Flavored rice dish with morsels of Liempo, Chicken and Chorizo. 
Puto Bumbong
Photo Courtesy Guevarra's FB Page

 Buffet rates are as follows:

Weekday Lunch (Monday to Friday) - P399 + 12% VAT 
Weekday Dinner (Monday to Thursday) - P499 + 12% VAT 
Weekday Maagang Salu-Salo (Monday to Thursday) – P449 + 12% VAT 
Weekend Maagang Salu-Salo (Friday Dinner to Sunday Dinner & Holidays) – P 549 + 12% VAT 
Weekend Lunch and Dinner (Friday Dinner to Sunday Dinner) - P599 + 12% VAT 
Lunch is from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Maagang Salu-Salo 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM while dinner is from 
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM.

For Inquiries and reservations you may contact: 705 1811; 705 1874; 0917 311 2222. Follow them on Facebook: Guevarra’s ; Instagram: @Guevarras_ ; Twitter: @Guevarras_ .

September 29, 2016

Ray-Ban® Fall/Winter 2016 Collection

Ray-Ban® launches its Fall/Winter 2016 collection starting today until Sunday, October 2, 2016 at The Mega Fashion Hall.

The Ray-Ban® Fall/Winter 2016 collection shows magnificent features that will cater not only to Ray-Ban® fanatics but also to the new generation as it focuses on contemporary details and modern lens variations for a fresh new perspective on unmistakable design. 

The Flat Lenses comes in three different shapes, namely Round, Oval and Hexagonal. These shapes represents timelessness and is now now featuring flat crystal lenses that sita atop gold frames. The colors are undeniably cool that will make you feel like a superstar  (well, I felt that way (wink!wink!)

Double Bridge collection is a cut between contemporary and retro so you can pick whatever look you want to project.  You can choose from the iconic Rayban Gatsby, Highstreet Phantos, Round Outdoorsman and Light Ray Double Bridge. All of which uses fine metal, contemporary optical style and state-of-the-art Tech frames.

Branded Lifestyle Inc., is the didtributor of Ray-Ban® in the Philippines since 1980s.

September 28, 2016

Meg Imperial at Beauty and Butter

I was not wearing my glasses when I stepped inside Beauty and Butter yesterday. Someone was occupying my favorite spot (that spot where you get the full view of the television). I had no choice but to sit next to that lovely young lady just so I can still see the television (ha!ha!ha!).

Even if I was secretly staring at her thru my peripheral vision, I knew she's pretty, actually very pretty. But she still got my favorite spot! It was also the first time I could not connect to Beauty and Butter's wifi. Hmmm, it felt awful since I believe the stars were all against me. I kept asking the cashier to refresh their wifi. Until this beautiful woman butt in...

Her: I think their wifi is working. I'm connected"
Me:  You're connected, really?"
Her: Ya.
Me: You look familiar, ang pretty mo. Artista ka?

The Buttercups (Beauty and Butter's Nail Artists) replied, yes, Ma'am she's Meg Imperial.

Me:  Oh, I'm sorry. I don't know the younger generation of artista. I'm Bagets time so I know Aga, Yayo, etc. etc.
Her: It's ok po.

And we talked for hours about life, studies, family, being artista, the book she's reading and more...

Yes, she is pretty at may sense kausap. I hope that she stays nice kahit sikat na sikat na sikat na sikat na sya. I told her that.

Achieve pretty and strong nails at Beauty and Butter:

5F Megamall Bridgeway - 02 470 4239 or 0917 592 5230

2F Mall of Asia’s Entertainment Wing - 02 556 9383 or 0917 592 5226

LGF SM San Lazaro - 02 353 7576 or 0917 592 5228 

2F SM Cebu - 032 236 9113 or 0917 592 5331

Basement Level, Bldg. B, SM Taytay - 02 650 2041 or 0917 880 4832

Ground Floor, SM Jazz Mall - 02 556 7059 or 0917 717 8516

3F, Ayala Fairview Terraces Mall - 02 361 1093 or 0917 823 9681 

3F, SM Bacolod - 034 431 1531 or 0916 648 9840

2F, Eastwood Cyber and Fashion Mall - 02 650 6122 or 0906 306 9673 

September 27, 2016

World Travel Expo

Join Ad Asia for World Travel Expo on October 7 to 9, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines. World Travel Expo is a 3 day event that  aims to be the marketing platform for the travel industry. With the theme, "TRAVEL REVOLUTION", the event will showcase at least 120 booths in over 1,900 square meter of space and will consist of conferences, workshops and activities related to travel and tourism which can provide useful and helpful information for both the exhibitors and visitors. Show activities will also include Product launching & Company presentations; World Travel Expo Awards; B2B Business Matching; Holiday & Dream Destination Lucky Draw; Travel Products Onsite Selling; Travel Photography Competition; Fun Club Interaction; Video Montage Contest; Outbound Tourism Forum 

September 26, 2016

Benefits in Drinking Coconut Water

Coconut tree is called tree of life because all of its parts has benefits that can be used or eated.  Today we will be focusing on coconut water. 

There are plenty of benefits in drinking coconut water, aside from it is an incredibly popular thirst-quencher, namely, It is a great hydration drink as it contains 95% water; It's low in calories; Provide that much needed potassium. One serving of coconut water will cover about 13% of your daily potassium needs; It contains magnesium. A serving of coconut water take care of about 14% of your daily magnesium needs; It contains copper. One serving of coconut water will provide about 11% of your daily copper requirements; It contains cytokinins.Science has confirmed cytokinins slow down the development of cancerous cells, plus they slow down the aging process; It contains antioxidants, which help prevent the damage to our bodies caused by free radicals. (Source

September 25, 2016

Italian Cooking Class with Chef Anthony Ballesteros at The Maya Kitchen

I don't cook much but when it comes to Italian food I always find time. It must be because I was an Italian in my past life (lol!). I don't know why but I'm just so comfortable cooking and watching chefs cook Italian foods.

Yesterday an Italian Cooking Class with Chef Anthony Ballesteros at The Maya Kitchen was held. This event was also brought by Masflex.  Although I came late, I'm happy I made it because Chef Anthony Ballesteros cooking workshop was not only informative but also fun!

Chef Anton presented the following Italian Dishes, namely, Caprese Tricolore (3 colors salad), Plain Risotto,  Risotto Salmone With Asparagus And Hollandaise Sauce, Aglio Olio and Lasagne Ragu

The real beautiful part in this cooking workshop is getting to know a ched with a heart. Chef Anton (as he is well-know for) is a Food and Beverage Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Entepreneur, Culinary Instructor and last but certainly the most important one - he is a Good Samaritan who helps our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

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

September 24, 2016

Harringtons Lifestyle Auction and Showroom

I don't normally go to the South, namely, Bicutan, Paranaque and Alabang if not  for very important meet ups with friends and clients. Yesterday, I just found myself at Sucat for Harringtons Lifestyle Auction for their Holiday Gift Auction. Oh boy, it was such a heart-pumping day as I tried to outbid other buyers to get hold of Parastone UK and selected European Furniture and artworks from Contemporary Local Artists and Sculptures from renowed sculptor Ronald Castrillo.

Start your Holiday Shopping early at  Harringtons Lifestyle Auction and Showroom where you can find unique gift items from different parts of the world. Please call for schedules of next auction and more info at (02) 5486986 or (0916)4674321 . tegory/museum/artist

September 23, 2016

Pera Na Hindi Bitin

Note: Reposting this book I have read last April 18, 2011.  I just don't know if it's still being sold at P50 nowadays.

I just finished reading Ang Pera Na Hindi Bitin, and I find it very practical for my everyday living. I have read many financial books in the past that made me wonder, 'why am I reading this?". This book will certainly be among the list of 'what to give this Christmas'.

The book is written by Eduardo O. Roberto Jr., who wrote the book because he himself suffered financial crisis in the past. Hoping to help readers easily grasp the concept of this book, the author wrote it in taglish with only 97 pages.  That's an easy read but a lot of learning to be had.  It is being sold for only fifty pesos at all OMF BookShop Lit.  

Courtesy: Google

The book offers 7 Strategies (both Biblical and practical) on how you could best manage your finances.

Courtesy: Google

If you need a guide on how to best manage you money, get this easy-to-read and practical book for yourself. This is a great gift too for friends and family who are always struggling with money. Madaming matututunan sa librong ito. Ang mga mahilig mangutang dahil lang sa porma o yabang ay matututong magtipid para sa tamang pagkaka gastusan.

September 22, 2016

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza for Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke

Platinum Karaoke goes to the Next Level as they introduced the newest brand ambassadors of Platinum’s Alpha Mic Karaoke earlier at The Rigodon Ballroom of The Manila Peninsula. They're none other than Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, popularly called ALDUB. Like the brand, both embody an element of wholesome fun and entertainment with a vibe that’s fresh and pulsating.

Platinum Karaoke lauched its new and exciting product – the Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke, a major game changer in the karaoke industry.     Platinum Alpha is a portable karaoke that boasts of unique features, which will definitely bring one’s karaoke experience to a whole new level. It comes with full HD capabilities that promise superb video and high fidelity sound output quality. And being a 24Gb multimedia console, you can store and watch your favorite movies and listen to your well-loved collection of songs.   It is developed as a Smart Karaoke that features browsing and surfing the net, and sharing your phone’s display on the big screen, which makes the Alpha Mic Karaoke an all-in-one entertainment package. What’s more, it’s portable and convenient to set up so you can enjoy your karaoke bonding moments may it be outdoors, in picnics, at the beach or even road trips!   It is also the first ever karaoke unit that can be bank-powered or via USB port. And with over 17,000 collection of OPM and English songs, and 100 new song updates monthly.

Platinum Karaoke is available in all leading music stores nationwide. For more information or online orders, please visit, like The PlatinumKaraoke in Facebook and follow Twitter and Instagram accounts @platinumkaraoke.  

September 21, 2016

Unmasking The Thyroid

I've been diagnosed with multi nodules in my thyroid in 2001. Good thing it was detected early so I was given the proper medicine to control the nodules from growing bigger. 

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who may have thyroid disorders but aren't aware until it's too late. It is important to have one's thyroid checked as early as possible, especially if there's a family history of the disease. or during pregnancy. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure.

Sharing with you the informatice talk of Dr. Nemencio Nicodemus Jr. (President of the Phil. Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism/Professor in UP College of Medicine and Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health)

This event happened earlier at Holiday Inn in Makati City and was brought by Merck Inc.  
To know more about thyroid and its conditions, visit

September 20, 2016

Jannet's Art Maki Sushi Class at Gourdos Megamall

If you frequent this blog, you know very well that I adore Jannet Salazar for her creativity, kind heart and beauty.  Last week, Jannet along with her husband Alvin, held an Art Maki Sushi Class at the 4th Level of Mega Fashion Hall, Megamall, in Gourdos.

I love Gourdos! I frequent Gourdes Greenhills Branch and I'm glad that they now have a store in Megamall.
Here's what we did at Jannet's Art Maki Sushi Class at Gourdos Megamall:


About Gourdos:

Gourdo’s Inc. was founded in 2001 when an old and abandoned Italian restaurant at The Fort Entertainment Complex in Taguig City was rebuilt into its first and flagship store that catered to homemakers, food and cooking enthusiasts, professional chefs, and restaurant-owners. In 2006, Gourdo’s won the ultimate accolade in houseware retailing, capturing the Global Innovator Award (GIA) at both Pan Asia and Global levels during the International Home and Houseware Show at McCormick Place, Chicago, USA. The Company has since expanded and now manages eleven (11) different store concepts and more than 500 employed personnel. Gourdo’s branches are located in Robinson’s Magnolia, The Promenade in Greenhills, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 4, Trinoma, Greenbelt 5, Robinson’s Manila, and Shangri-La Plaza. 

About Jannet Salazar:

Jannet Salazar is a hands on mom and housewife who loves art, food and photography. Because of this love for those things, she thought of setting her focus on food art and documenting her creations through photography. And a photobooth biz , arts and crafts making on the side. Jannet is also the 1st Filipina art maki instructor certified by the Japan Sushi Instructors Association (JSIA) The certification was completed at the Tokyo Sushi Academy in Tokyo Japan