Saturday, August 1, 2015

Eastwood City launches its Food Artistry Campaign

 
 
Last July 29, I was invited to the launch of Eastwood City's Food Artistry Campaign. Dubbed as Eastwood Food Artistry Exclusives, Eastwood City gathered its most decorated chefs along with up and coming culinarians to create all-new and exciting dishes guaranteed to please the senses and satisfy the palates of their regular and future customers.
 
These masterful creations handcrafted and intricately prepared by Eastwood City's topnotch Chefs will be available exclusively at participating Eastwood City establishments starting today and were the very first to try these amazing dishes.
Risotto Balls
by Chef James Torres of Potts Point Café
This three-piece fried mushroom risotto balls set against a creamy and flavorful tomato puree and pesto puree.

Volcano Roll
by Chef Hideaki Tohyama and Chef Ben Gon of Sandaime
An explosive heap of deep-fried spam maki topped with cream cheese, capsicum topped ebiko, spring onions, tencuts and special sauce
 
Trio of Pinoy Antipasti
by Chef Pat Obia of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel
Three Filipino dishes in one glamorous plate - Fried Adobong Calamares (Crispy Adobo-flavored baby squid with negra aioli dip), Chicken Sisig Inasal (Spicy Bacolod-style chicken sisig with crispy chicken skin and liver) and Filipino Chorizo Bruschetta, (a toasted mini pandesal with ground Vigan longganisa, tomato and kesong puti)

Mushroom and Kale Paella
by Chef Robby Goco of Green Pastures
A huge serving of Ifugao heirloom Tinwon red rice topped with intricately arranged fried oyster mushroom, quail egg, saffron aioli and paprika oil.

Brisket Sisig Taco
by Chef Chiloy Santos of Kettle
A colorful combination of sautéed beef brisket chunks, picked slaw, cilantro and pepper coulis.
Tequila Rose Gelato
by Chef Avi Shani of Bar Dolci
This pink-colored gelato is the newest concoctions that is made even more decadent by the passion fruit Macaron sitting atop and a drizzle of melted chocolate.

Sugar-free Queso de Bola, Lemon Cheesecake and Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
by Chef Gregory Guy of Cheesecakes by Guy
The finest and most delicious cheesecakes, a perfect way to end these amazing feast.

And in line with this new campaign, from August 1-30 will have the #Eastwood30Days Foodstagram promo where Instagram users can post their most creative photos based on the particular day's challenge. The contestants must use the hashtags #Eastwood30Days and #EastwoodFoodArtistry and must follow and tag Eastwood Mall's Instagram account - @eastwoodmall. Exciting prizes will be given to those who will win the challenge.

To know more about the Food Artistry at Eastwood City, you may call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888 or 0917-8380111.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

VeemsCast the New Broadcasting Tool for Bloggers

 
 
 
Veems officially launched its new feature, VeemsCast a new broadcasting tool which help bloggers get their word out to the right audience as it provide high engagement between the blogger through private chats and clear call-to-action buttons.
 
Veems has quickly won the hearts of the Filipino's when it was launched on Google Play in June 2014 and the users grew to over 400,000 to date.
 
Iddo Goren, Veems CEO said that this application will not only help bloggers but brands and businesses as well to connect with their followers in a more engaging and meaningful way. The features include simple voting and event tools and a management dashboard to help achieve the best possible results.
 
Currently, VeemsCast is only available to bloggers in the Philippines. However, interested bloggers and businesses must apply for an account first before given access to VeemsCast. This is to ensure that users get the best content possible.
 
Bloggers who are currently on VeemsCast are GirlyGeek, Work at Home Pinas, Gadget Pilipinas and Azrael's Merryland.
 
Go download Veems and try it for yourself!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Starbucks Frappucino Blended Beverages x Food Items

Today, Starbucks officially offers the third round of new Frappuccino Blended Beverages, created with flavor combinations to spark your next adventure!
 

(Tall - Php165.00; Grande - Php175.00; Venti - Php185.00)

The HONEYCOMB CRUNCH MOCHA FRAPUCCINO BLENDED BEVERAGE is a decadent mocha Frappuccino layered with golden crunchy honeycomb, whipped cream and chocolaty drizzle to create a multi-textured and well-balanced cool beverage treat.
 
The ORANGE HONEYCOMB CRUNCH CREAM FRAPUCCINO BLENDED BEVERAGE is a decadent mocha Frappuccino layered with golden crunchy honeycomb, whipped cream and chocolaty drizzle to create a multi-textured and well-balanced cool beverage treat.
 
Enjoy these new Frappuccino Blended Beverages with these new food items that also compliments with any of your favorite coffee.

 
STARBUCKS COFFEE ROLLS (Php95.00)
Crispy wafer rolls infused with Starbucks Espresso Roast. (currently my favorite)
 
 
MANGO FLOAT CAKE (Slice - Php140.00; Whole - Php1,350.00)
A light and moist cake layered with chewy yet crispy meringue and mango creamy custard smothered with vanilla pistachio cream.
 
 
WHITE CHOCOLATE VERY BERRY COOKIE (Php70.00)
A chewy cookie with white chocolate chunks, dried blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and walnuts.
 
 
BANANA CHOCOLATE FRITTER (Php60.00)
A banana and chocolate pastry spiced with vanilla and covered with sugar icing and drizzled with chocolate.
 
 
FOUR CHEESE AND GARLIC (Php165.00)
A blend of sharp emmenthal cheese, gooey mozzarella, cream cheese and cheddar cheese with roasted garlic on whole wheat bread.
 
 
CHICKEN BUN (Php65.00)
A soft bun filled with sweet and savory chicken filling finished with layers of buttery pastry crust on its side.
 
 
CHICKEN BBQ ON CORN BREAD (Php175.00)
A corn bread filled with chicken breast fillet enrobed with smoky BBQ sauce and corn slaw.
 
CHICKEN PESTO AND SHITAKE MUSHROOM MELT ON FLAT BREAD (Php175.00)
Chicken breast fillet, shitake mushroom, emmenthal cheese and pesto mayo sauce on flat ciabatta bread.
 
 
TUNA SALAD ON PUMPERNICKEL BREAD (Php180.00)
Hearty tuna flakes, emmenthal cheese and hardboiled egg on pumpernickel bread.
 
 
MEATLOAF ON CHEESE FOCACCIA BREAD (Php175.00)
Sliced meatloaf and mozzarella cheese with Italian tomato sauce on crusty cheese focaccia bread.
 
 
TOMATO MOZZARELLA AND BASIL ON FLAT BREAD (Php165.00)
Roasted juicy tomatoes, gooey mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves drizzled with pesto sauce on soft chewy flat bread.
 
 
GRILLED LAMB KOFTA WRAP (Php 165.00)
A tortilla wrap filled with grilled lamb meat balls, fried potatoes with garlic sauce that is best served warmed. (Please note that this is not available in Baguio, Boracay, Bacolod, Cebu, CDO, Davao, Iloilo, Naga, Gen San, Tarlac, Subic, Dagupan ad Bataan.
 
The Honeycomb Crunch Mocha and Orange Honeycomb Crunch Frapuccino Blended Beverage together with the new featured food items will only be available from July 28 to September 24, 2015 only so go to your nearest Starbucks branch and try these yummy treats!
 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Oppo PH launch the Oppo Joy 3


 
Oppo Joy 3 - SRP Php6,490.00

Oppo Philippines recently launch its bang for the money phone - the OPPO Joy 3! The Joy 3 promises a quality smartphone experience without hurting our pockets.

The OPPO Joy 3 looks great and feel great in the hands as it features a solid metallic frame that runs around the edges of the device and a smooth rear cover in two color options - white and matte gray. Powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, the OPPO Joy 3 is perfectly suited for multi tasking and running games.
 
With a 5-megapixel rear camera and including OPPO's Pure Image 2.0+ technology, its camera system becomes intuitive and fun to use. The Color OS Camera app itself has been optimized for the best possible image quality regardless of lighting conditions. OPPO Joy 3 runs OPPO's proprietary Color OS 2.0 on top of the Android as it combines speed, efficiency, stability and brings pixels to life, populating your home screen with contemporary icons that are instantly recognizable. And then there's the variety of filter effects and hooting modes available on the Joy 3, including Beautify (softens your features to help you look your best), Double Exposure (overlaps two photos to create a unique visual effect) and GIF (converts multiple shots taken in quick succession into an animated image format.
 
Below are the key specifications of OPPO Joy 3:
  • Dual SIM (dual micro SIM, dual standby)
  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6581 chipset
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • up to 32GB microSD card slot
  • 4.5 inch IPS display (480x854 resolution)
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with f/2.4 aperture and flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • 2,000mAh battery
  • Color OS 2.0 (based on Android KitKat 4.4)
For more information you can visit www.oppo.com.ph


Friday, July 24, 2015

Starbucks PH to release new Starbucks Cards this July 28

 
 
This July 28, Starbucks PH will release its four (4) new Starbucks Card to the public.
 
The 2nd Edition Philippine Starbucks Card that will be exclusively sold in the Philippines is inspired by the colors and elements of the country's fiesta's.

Starbucks PH gave its core cards a new look
 

Coffeehouse Favorites Card that gives an inviting and vibrant feel.
 

Neighborhood Card
 

Thank You Card

These cards will all be available for an initial load amount of Php300.00. But wait there's more! Customers who will activate the 2nd Edition Philippine Starbucks Card with at least Php1,000.00 from July 28 to 30, 2015 will receive a complimentary Grande handcrafted beverage and must be redeemed on the same day and time the 2nd Edition Philippine Starbucks Card has been activated.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stand By Me Doraemon Opens in Cinemas Today



Doraemon, the adorable, time travelling, gadget wielding robotic cat will conquer the Philippine cinemas today through its very first 3DCG animation - Stand by Me Doraemon.

Directed by Takashi Yamazaki and Ryuichi Yagi, Stand By Me Doraemon combines some of the greatest episodes of the Doraemon series with some additional elements to create a new but nostalgic story.  The movie takes us to the suburbs of Tokyo where a 10-year-old boy named Nobita lives.   One day, a boy appears in front of him, claiming that he is Sewashi Nobi, Nobita's descendant of four generations later from the 22nd century.  With him is a 22nd century cat-type robot named Doraemon who helps people with its secret gadgets.  Sewashi says that his family is suffering because of Nobita's current miserable life due to bullying.  So in order to change this disastrous future, he will leave Doraemon with Nobita to serve as his caretaker.  Doraemon has a pocket from which he produces gadgets, medicines, and tools from the future.  Doraemon must see to it that Nobita can already stand up for himself and live happily before Doraemon can go back to the future. 

The story of their friendship is a real tearjerker. 

A unique filming technique was used for this award-winning movie.  The creators said, "Unlike the usual method of post scoring, dialogues and music/songs are recorded before filming.  For this movie, sounds, mouth movements, expressions, and the character movements are made after the voice actors record their parts.  Therefore, there is no discomfort between the sound and the animation.  Though it is animation, it has a feeling of a live-action film." 


Winner of "Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year" at the 38th Japan Academy Prize, and "Best Film Award" at Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015, Stand By Me Doraemon is released and distributed by VIVA International Pictures and MVP Entertainment. Showing today in theaters nationwide.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Experience Hotel Rembrandt



Relieve the art of the master located at the heart of Quezon Cuty Philippines situated in a unique boutique hotel that combines the essence of the 17th Century European grandeur with the luxuries of the modern life.
Hotel Rembrandt under the Artstream Hospitality Management Group Incorporated (AHMGI) is just one of the five (5) hotels conceptualized to relish the zest of life. It has 71 newly appointed guest rooms with contemporary furnishings and amenities. Each rooms are equipped with Internet access, hotel electronic key lock facility, IDD/NDD telephone facility, multilingual cable television, minibar and hot and cold shower.

According to Ritchie Lagunilla during his guesting at DZME 1530 radio show "Let's Talk About Career" hosted by Eng'r Grace Bondad Nicolas, "because of its patrons, AHMGI is hiring more staff and is into expansion.Our hotels are inspired by different artist and we're offering the ultimate luxury and convenience with a range of facilities to satisfy every guest's requirements."
 Upon check in, the friendly staffs will give the guest's coupons at the Viva Verde Spa for a complimentary 15 minute back massage including a welcome drink.Viva Verde Spa offers a wide variety of services from dermatology, cosmetic, laser to varicose veins treatment. Open from 6am to 1am, Hotel Rembrandt's "The Lobby" offers  a wide variety of Filipino classic dishes from breakfast, lunch, dinner and even merienda and a wide range of fresh juices and cocktails too. Currently they have a Halo-halo buffet for only Php150.00.

For more information, you may contact Hotel Rembrandt - sales.hotelrembrandt@ahmgi.com or you can call at +632 7333333 Local 201-204 or you may call TAG Media and PR at 0916-6299381 with address at no. 26 Tomas Morato, Quezon City 1104.


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