August 31, 2019

Chef Noel Dela Rama at The Maya Kitchen

Learned today how to make a hearty delicious brunch from Chef Noel dela Rama, a New York-based master, at The Maya Kitchen.

Watch below how easy it is to make Chorizo Breakfast Casserole, Eggs Baked in Ham Cups and Banana Bread Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping.

The Maya Kitchen
8F Liberty Bldg. 835 A. Arnaiz Ave. Legaspi Village, Makati City
Call (02) 892 1185

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August 28, 2019

August 19, 2019

Throy Catan

Throy and I have been friends schoolmates since Grade 1 in Nagkaisang Nayon Elementary School in Quezon City. We also live in the same barangay but I only get to know him thru my friend Haydee. Throy and I became close friends when we were in high school and got closer when we were already out of college.

From time to time we get to see each other. For out recent meet-up,  I made sure that I get to visit him at his place.

I'm happy and proud of what he has achieved in his life and career. Throy is now a businessman, a showbiz writer, director, talent manager and more! 

August 17, 2019

Yoga with Teacher Rachel Ellen

When I met Teacher  Rachel Ellen some 5 years ago, we instantly clicked. There's something about her that made calm. Maybe because she is a yoga teacher😀

Kidding asisde, Teacher Rachel is one of the nicest person I met. She's an inspiring and a very good yoga teacher.

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
 – The Bhagavad Gita

August 16, 2019

Student Entrepreneurs Cup 2019

MandSci is proud with the awards received by the City of Mandaluyong Science High School in the recently concluded Student Entrepreneur’s Cup 2016 held at the SM Megamall, namely Top grosser,  Most Innovative, and 2nd Place for Product Presentation.

Joyful that my twin kids Julia and Rafael are part of the student team, which includes Jeremi P. Valerio, Joanne Marie V. Donado, Emerina B. Peñaflor, Kiana May De Leon.

The students were able to give their best with the help of their coaches, Ms. Winnie Lopez Cruz - Mr. Lloyd Pineda and Ms. Ramona Santos.

The project is initiated by Councilor Charisse Abalos-Vargas through the Mandaluyong Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council and the City Public Employment Service Office in partnership with DepEd-Mandaluyong, Department of Labor and Employment and Girl Scouts-Mandaluyong, to introduce SMEs to the city’s secondary students.

August 15, 2019

Body Tone Workout with Coach Lito Uy

Going to a gym used to be  very tiring for me until I fell in love with yoga. For two months I do yoga at least three times a week at Fitness First.

I now a added another group workout on my list - Body Tone Workout with Coach Lito Uy. It was Grace Sulit who insisted I join this workout. Now I know why! Coach Lito  makes the workout fun.

Coach Lito also makes super yummu cassava cake, bopis, chicken embotido and many more. 

August 11, 2019

Self Care Sunday at Elite Skin Perfection

When I received an email from the marketing department of Cosmetigroup Philippines for Self Care Sunday I was not sure what to expect. I even asked if it's a public event or I was invited as a vlogger. 

Come Sunday upon seeing the venue, Elite Skin Perfection, I knew that the event is all about skin products that beautify women and men alike because I once used Aqua Mineral.

ELITE Skin Perfection and Aqua Mineral are sister company under Cosmetigroup Philippines, Israel-made beauty and wellness products that has an 8000-year history of using local gifts of nature, such as olive oil and mineral salts, for use in its cosmetics and therapies.

I will be writing more about Elite Skin Perfection soon. For now, this is the highlight of what happened at Self Care Sunday at Elite Skin Perfection

ELITE Skin Perfection
2L East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City

August 7, 2019

California Pizza Kitchen National Pizza Days

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the undisputed authority in innovative & adventurous California style pizzas is once again celebrating National Pizza Days this August 13, 14, & 15, 2019 (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday) now on its 8th year run!  

On these days, guests who visit any of CPK’s four (4) locations in Metro Manila can avail of their BUY 1, GET 1 Free Pizza Promotion: choosing among an exclusive selection of five NEW Premium pizzas that embody the spirit of California Cool and Creativity that the brand is synonymous for. 


1. What are National Pizza Days?  

National Pizza Days (NPD) is an annual CPK Philippines event wherein guests are treated to a buy 1, get 1 free pizza promotion.  It will be held on August 13, 14, & 15, 2019 (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday) at all four (4) California Pizza Kitchen branches in Metro Manila.

2.  How does it work? 

On the designated National Pizza Days, guests can enjoy a free pizza for every order of a Regular Original Hand-Tossed or Crispy Thin Crust Pizza.  (Note:  Offer not valid with purchases of Personal sized Original Hand Tossed Pizzas.)  The free pizza can be chosen from the roster of NEW premium, limited edition pizzas created specifically for those days. This limited time promotion is valid for dine-in and take-out transactions only.  There will be a 10% packaging charge for take-out transactions.  Reservations and delivery will not be allowed for this promotion.  In addition, this promotion is not valid in conjunction with other existing promotions, discounts, gift certificates, and other special offers. The National Pizza Days Promotion is valid all day from opening to closing  in all four branches from August 13, 14, & 15, 2019. 

3.  What are the five (5) free pizza choices? 
Beef Chipotle Salsa Pizza -  this remind you of Mexican-inspired movies of Michael Pena.

Garlic Chips + Basil Pizza - Unique & fresh flavors collide with garlic olive oil, fresh Mozzarella & Parmesan, caramelized onions, & red bell peppers topped with toasted garlic chips and a sweet basil chiffonade.  

Thai Chicken Curry Pizza - East will definitely meet West with Asian-inspired Thai Chicken Curry Pizza with grilled chicken, Mozzarella, red onions, carrots, & bell peppers on a creamy Thai curry sauce base topped with roasted peanuts and fresh cilantro.  

Italian Sausage & Sun Dried  Tomato Pizza - Say “Buon Giorno!” with crumbled Italian Sausage, Mozzarella & Parmesan, & Sun-Dried Tomatoes on a Bolognese Sauce bed topped with a fresh herb mixture.  

Quorn Alfredo Pizza - “Teach You How to Veggie” pretty much like Dougie did with their Quorn Alfredo Pizza with Quorn chunks, broccoli florets, tomatoes, Mozzarella & Romano on a creamy Alfredo Sauce bed.  
Choose one for every order of a Regular Original Hand-Tossed or Crispy Thin Crust Pizza.  As 
      such, if you order five (5) Regular Original Hand-Tossed or Crispy Thin Crust pizzas in one go, 
      you can immediately get all the five (5) featured pizzas for free!

4. Can I purchase any of these five (5) NEW featured pizzas ala carte? 

These NEW pizzas are not available for regular purchases.  To try them, guests would have to purchase a Regular Original Hand-Tossed or Crispy Thin Crust Pizza from our existing menu.

 5.  What are the payment options for National Pizza Days 2019? 

Cash, credit card, & debit card payments will be honored in availing of this promotion.  However, gift certificate payments will not be accepted for those who wish to avail of the promotion.  Should you wish to use your GCs on these days though, you will not be entitled to a free pizza for your Regular Original Hand-Tossed or Crispy Thin Crust Pizza purchases. 

 CPK Branches and store hours in Metro Manila are located as follows:

 CPK Bonifacio Global City – W Global Center 30th corner 9th Avenue, BGC
11:00 am to 12:00 am (midnight)

 CPK Alabang Town Center – 2nd floor Alabang Town Center Mall, Muntinlupa City
11:00 am to 9:00 pm

 CPK Shangri-la EDSA Plaza – Midlevel Shangri-La EDSA Plaza East Wing, Mandaluyong City
11:00 am to 9:00 pm

 CPK Century City Mall – Basement 1 Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
11:00 am to 9:00 pm  

For more information, visit, 
follow them on Facebook & Instagram 
check out their You Tube channel @cpkphilippines

August 5, 2019


Jeff and I are friends since college in Phil. Christian University. We haven't seen each other for 24 long years because our schedules won't meet. Finally last Saturday, despite heavy rains, we made it  in San Pablo!

Seeing Mommy made me extra joyful because she is truly a very warm mother not just to Jeff and Jed but to many people.

Mommy cooked  delicious adobo with eggs on the side. Pinasarap pa ng lalo ang adobo with Mommy's Ensaladang Ampalaya!

May pabaon pang Ensaladang Ampalaya at Rambutan. Mukhang mapapadalas ang dalaw namin kina Jeff😁

"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. 
It’s not something you learn in school. 
But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, 
you really haven’t learned anything." 
- Muhammad Ali

August 3, 2019

Camille San Andres' 18th Birthday

Despite heavy rains, John, Juan and I braved the road going to San Pablo City to attend Camille San Andres' 18th Birthday held at Auravel Grand Resort and Hotel.

Camille'd dad, Richard, is one of my kindest classmates in PCTR that's why we were able to hit-two birds in one stone, debut and a Joyful reunion after 31 years with Richard. The night was made extra beautiful with Chard's wife, Thess and my John around.

Camille's debut is such a lovely event but I only recorded short videos, focusing mostly on Thess and Chard while they took the stage to speak of love for their beautiful debutant.

"The reason we love our parents is because they loved us first. "
- Gary Vaynerchuk

August 2, 2019

BPI Shagrila-Shaw Branch and Preferred Center

Today, BPI Shangrila-Shaw Branch and Preferred Center in Mandaluyong opened. This branch showcases the most modern and innovative designs that will complement the Bank's aim to provide trusted financial advice, and seamless and convenient client experience. This is The Bank of the Philippine Island's biggest flagship branch in Metro Manila and the first to stay open seven days a week!

The new flagship branch follows the design of BPI's other flagship branches in Ayala Insular and Makati Stock Exchange.

BPI reinforces its commitment tobenhance overall customer experience, both online and offline by providing easy access to relevant financial solutions for every Filipino. In line with its digitalization efforts, BOI also added an interactive self-service screen with a large video wall that displays informational videos for clients.
Digitalization allows for an omni-channel experience, with clients being able to start a transaction in one channel and complete it in another.

As for the interiors, the new branch drew inspiration from the map of the Phils. The irregularly shaped ottoman seats at the center of the room represent the Phil. Archipelago. The swirling lights in the ceiling evoke images of the Phil. climate and the ever-changing winds that sweep over the country.