Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happy 25th Anniversary, Giordano!

Last November 22, 2014, Saturday, Giordano celebrated its 25th year Anniversary at the Eastwood Mall Open Park in Libis, Quezon City. With a Circus Carnivale! theme, visitors enjoyed free popcorn, ice scramble, cotton candy, ice cream til late in the afternoon when the food ran out (many people visited!) concert and fashion show in the evening, and games with prizes the whole day! Entrance is FREE and fair started at 12 noon.


giordano anniversary eastwood

Me and my hubby's picture (along many other people) is in their stores as I chanced upon their event with Richard Yap while I was malling in Trinoma.

Classic pieces! All items at 10% Off.

giordano classic shirt


Fun games. I sucked at all the games- Something Fishy, Basket Toss, Ring O Bottle, except in Tumble Me where I successfully downed a can and should've won except that my entrance pass didn't have the stub for that game daw so the bantay only game me 1 ticket :'(

giordano anniversary eastwood

Fabulous dance numbers

giordano circus party

Breath taking fire dancers

giordano circus carnivale


After the fashion show showcasing their 2014 Fall/Winter Collection, Mr. Larry C. Lim, President and CEO of Giordano Philippines, delivered his message. It was a sight to behold with the huge cake and confettis raining down. Cheers!

brownman revivalgiordano ph ceo larry lim, circus party, 25th anniversary, eastwood,

Concerts brought the house down! The crowd jammed with Brownman Revival, Franco, and Rico Blanco!

brownman revival


World Without Strangers

rico blanco

I won these stuff! And the others are souvenirs they gave. 

giordano philippines 25th anniversary

It was a successful event. Thanks for the awesome day and Happy Silver Anniversary Giordano!

Nichido Tinted Brow Gel Review

I bought the Nichido Tinted Brow Gel in Landmark Department Store yesterday. I am not a big fan of blonde hair and thick black eyebrows; I prefer if they somehow match.

The saleslady told me it is their newest product and showed me 3 tubes. The one I chose is the lightest, Salted Caramel. She said that that color is their best seller. I checked it in the FDA website and was glad to note it was FDA registered. It comes in 4 colors-SALTED CARAMEL, BRUNETTE, ESPRESSO, and ASH BLONDE.

nichido tinted brow gel review


Ingredients:

nichido tinted brow gel, price, ingredients,

Made in the Philippines by Goldline Cosmetics. For the price of Php 238.00 for a 7 ml tube, it is a bargain.

Scent is like a mascara scent. You know the chemical smell but it's not strong. I only noticed it when I sniffed it closely.

I applied the product 4 times brushing against the growth of hair and then another 4x going along the hair to cover all sides. The gel smudged my skin.

2 Top: Bare face captured with flash and in natural light.
2 Bottom: With Nichido Tinted Brow Gel captured with flash and in natural light.

nichido brow gel salted caramel

I like that I won't be needing a brow pencil with this as it can really shape and shade.

The most important question- is it waterproof?
I put it to the test and splashed my face with water 5 times and checked in the mirror. The tint in the hair is gone but pigment in the skin is still there. I gently dabbed tissue and a few speck of the pigment went there. But the eyebrow color and shape is still defined because it has also shaded the skin.

Will I buy it again?

The Nichido Tinted Brow Gel in Salted Caramel is okay. However I wanted fuller coverage of the hair- as in the black will be colored blonde. I am curious about other brands so I will try others'.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Golden Ticket Events holds successful Hunger Games block screening- PR

Hey there!

I was recently invited to Golden Ticket's Blocked Screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Even though the movie will start very late at night, around 10:00 PM, I wanted to go really bad. I liked the story. The film adaptation features great acting (hello, J.Law!), amazing special effects and it was fast paced- I did not even had the time to go to the CR, wahaha! Wooooo! Can't wait for Part 2!!!

Here is their Press Release:

Golden Ticket Events, an up and coming event's company recently held its successful Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 block screening and bloggers night.

Prior to the jam packed movie screening at the SM Megamall Cinema 4, Golden Ticket hosted a fun filled blogger's night at Rack's Megamall. Rack's served everyone a sumptuous dinner consisting of their best selling ribs and sides. Over dinner, Jeanil Alcantara, Rack's Operations Manager updated everyone on Rack's new branch in Timog, Quezon City. 


golden ticket the hunger games


Following this, Food Panda Philippines  CEO Mauro Cocchieri presented an overview about the company and its app. Food Panda is an online food ordering site which has an app that can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play, and the Window's Phone Store. The Food Panda app allows users to choose from hundreds of food merchants. The app determines the users location and shows them a wide variety of choices to satisfy their every craving. Capping the bloggers night was a raffle from Torch, Bioessence, and Great Image who along with Regroe gave away lots of freebies to the bloggers.  

mockingjay block screening golden ticket megamall

Following the blogging event, everyone proceeded to Cinema 4 to join the throngs of movie goers who came to the screening. Each movie goer got popcorn and a bottle of Aquabest as they filed in to watch one of the year's most awaited movies. Attendees of the screening had a good time with the program which included awesome raffle prizes from Torch, Bioessence, ToppCock, Cadbury, Mary Kay, Jelly Nelly, Regroe, and MX3. 

golden ticket mockingjay megamall

Making the event possible are Golden Ticket's sponsors; Food Panda, Great Image, Mary Kay, Alveo, Aquabest, Evee, Skinlyn, Regroe, Pregroe, Torch, Bioessence, Chooga, El Lobo 2 in 1, Tea Kingdom, Cadbury, Bubbatealicious, Huang Shang Developent Corporation, Victoria Towers, Amada, Topp Cock, and Jelly Nelly. Golden Ticket was also assisted by its media partners; ANC, ASTIG.PH, Business Mirror, Cook Magazine, and View Magazine.

I am so happy and thankful to have been able to join this event. I definitely had a blast!

A Night with Easy Taxi

Easy Taxi launched their newest product cars and partnerships with Smart, Sun, We Chat and Belo last October 30, 2014, in Eastwood Open Park, Libis, Quezon City.

Easy Taxi is founded in Brazil in 2011, and is now the world's biggest taxi booking application to date.

easy taxi eastwood


Top executives and celebrities graced the event, including Luigi D' Avola, Cristalle Belo-Henares, Phoemela Baranda, Chino Lui Pio and Verniece Enciso.

Here are the the cool new taxis.

From Smart:

smart taxi

Sun Cellular:

sun taxi

WeChat:

wechat taxi

and Belo. They showed some clips wherein lucky passengers were surprised by no less than the Pop Star Princess, Sarah Geronimo herself!

belo taxi


After the event, VIPs were invited to Publico. Sorry I don't have any pictures as only the VIPs were treated to dinner, so we left.

Hooray for free rides, freebies and their one of a kind cab experience thru various promotions!

Here are Easy Taxi promos with Belo and Smart:

easy taxi, belo, smart, promo


Promos of Easy Taxi with WeChat and Sun Cellular:

easy taxi, wechat, sun, promo


This is the token we received- Belo Essentials AcnePro line. Thank you! Can't wait to try this!

belo essentials acne pro


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chef Arch's Lime - A Yummy Twist to Filipino Street Food

During my college days, I relied on street foods like kwek kwek, chicken balls, kikiam etc to get me thru the day. Even now, when I can afford more expensive food, I still crave for them... Comfort food they seem to me, but sometimes the same old-same old could get boring.

chef arch's lime, mandaluyong

Enter - Chef Arch's Lime. It's Streetfood na Pina-Sosyal! Founded in 2007, Chef Arch's Lime serves street food with a twist and made extravagant!

Why the name? Cause in order to extract juice from a lime, you have to twist it! And here, it's street food with an artistic twist.

chef arch's lime streetfood na pinasosyal

The owner's house turned into a restaurant. That is why it has a home-y appeal.

Here are the bestselling and new dishes they made us try. I decided to categorize them into appetizer, main course, drinks and dessert. But I think they can cross over. Main dish could be the appetizer, appetizer could be the main dish. It depends on the preference. When I am at home and I don't feel like eating a lot, soup is already the main dish for me.

Appetizer

Papadum- couldn't get enough of this Indian food. I like it so much that I can eat it all by myself.

papadum

Asian Style Nachos (made of siomai wrapper) with Pico de Gallo and Minced Beef (Php 200)

Nachos (Siomai wrapper)

Balut in Red Wine Sauce (Php 190) I still couldn't get myself to eat duck embryo, I only ate the coating

Balut in Red Wine Sauce

Quail Egg Tempura with Soy Mirin Glaze and Sinamak Vinegar (Php 130)

Quail Egg Tempura with Sinamak Vinegar and Soy Marinade

Assorted Street Style BBQ Platter (Php 190) - Pork barbecue, Isaw, Betamax and Tenga. It seems clean, like I wouldn't get HEPA from this, hue hue hue!

BBQ Platter - Pork barbecue, Isaw, Betamax and Tenga

Main Course - As delicious as it looks

The presentation makes the dishes look like it's something served from a hotel kitchen. It is because the owner, Chef Archie Juanta,  has work experience in some of the best culinary establishments.

Kangkong and Kesong Puti Stuffed Chicken Breast with Mash and Jus (Php 190)

Kangkong and Kesong Puti Stuffed Chicken Breast

Embotido Stuffed Crispy Pata (Php 340)

 Embotido Stuffed Crispy Pata


Hot and Spicy Chili Chicken Wings with Aioli (Garlic Mayo) (Php 210)

Chili chicken wings


Osso Buco Kare Kare (Php 230)- The presentation really deviates from the usual kare kare fare Filipinos see every Sundays


Osso Buco Style Kare Kare

If I were to choose my favorite main dish, it would be their pizza!!!!!!!!!

Crispy Isaw and Chicharon Bulaklak Pizza (Php 210)

Crispy Isaw Chicharon Pizza

Four Cheese Pizza with Truffle Oil (Php 210)

Four Cheese Pizza with Truffle Oil

Drinks

License to Chill (Php 80) Vodka, Melon Liqueur, Pineapple Juice

 russian standard Vodka Melon Liqueur Pineapple Juice


Scramble (Php 50) - couldn't get any more Pinoy than this!

scramble


Dessert - The dessert is super YUMMY...

Flourless Chocolate Choc Nut Cake (Php 120)
Choco Sansrival (Php 120)
Choco Mint Torte (Php 100)
Salted Caramel(Php 120)


All in all, I would say that the food they serve is delicious and it is a must visit place! And it's affordable too, right? They also hold acoustic nights! What a great way to unwind after a day's work. Good Food + Good Music = Good Times!

Chef Arch's Lime is located at 160 San Rafael St. Mandaluyong City. Opens daily from 6:00 PM til 2:00 AM.

Check out:

https://www.facebook.com/chefarchslime/info
www.twitter.com/chefarchslime
www.instagram.com/chefarchslime

Sunday, November 16, 2014

3M x GH DIY Event with the Kramers!

I suppose almost everyone knows 3M, right? Well, only a person who's been living under a rock might be the exception. 3M is known worldwide as makers of high quality and innovative products including Scotch Tape, Scotch Brite sponge, gloves, Post-it, craft supplies, Nexcare, Buf-Puf, medical supplies, car mats, cleaning materials, Filtrete filters, grinding discs, etc.

In fact, according to their US website, 3M products by market are classified into:
Display & Graphics
Electronics, Electricals & Communications
Government
Health Care
Home & Leisure
Manufacturing & Industry
Office
Safety, Security & Protection
Transportation

3M has been in the Philippines for 50 years now and it's one of the most trusted brands. The 5 core business segments of 3M Philippines are Consumer (includes Construction and Home Improvement), Display and Graphics, Electronics and Energy, Health Care and Industrial Business Group.

#3MGHDIY

November 15, Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM was this year's third and final leg  of #3MGHDIY Get Hooked on DIY Event by 3M Philippines in partnership with Good Housekeeping and the Kramers held at the 3/F Activity Area of SM North EDSA.

Entrance is absolutely FREE! Products are discounted!

get hooked on diy


3m good housekeeping

Complete your visit to the 6 booths and get freebies! Raffles and games were also held during the program. The grand prize was a package worth Php 7,000!!!

3m command


3m good housekeeping diy sm kramers

Listen to the talks and learn more about organizing and decorating your space, and Command products!

Hosted by Angel Jacob, talks by experts Trisha Alvarez-Angluben and Coni Tejada.

Talks by home improvement experts Trisha Alvarez-Angluben and Coni Tejada.

People got to their feet when Doug and Cheska Kramer arrived around 4:30 PM. The kids weren't able to attend because they came from another event in MOA.

 The Kramers with 3M Philippines Consumer and Home Improvement Markets Division Product Manager Jermits Rabonza.


The Kramers with 3M Philippines Consumer and Home Improvement Markets Division Product Manager Jermits Rabonza and host Angel Jacob.

After listening to the Kramers, all the attendants received loot bags filled with Command products!
Then, the couple went to ACE hardware for picture talking with Command customers.

3M Command Damage Free Hanging Solutions holds on strongly and comes off cleanly! Tip: For small spaces, consider walls as storage! Check the weight capacity at the top right corner of the Command package for your requirements. After you stick Command, wait for 5 minutes fot it to "cure" before hanging your stuff.

Command has a full range of solution for every part and every occasion- Decorative, Multi-Use, Home and Office Organizers, Cord Management, Picture Hanging System, Replacement Strips and Bathroom Solutions. filtrete


Command has a full range of solutions for every part of the house and for every occasion- Decorative, Multi-Use, Home and Office Organizers, Cord Management, Picture Hanging System, Replacement Strips and Bathroom Solutions.

For more info, check out:
www.3m.com/ph
www.command.com/ph
www.facebook.com/CommandBrandPhilippines

Thursday, November 13, 2014

#TeamChocolateMousse for #CadburySweetEndings

When I came across this question- "Are you #TeamFrenchVanilla or #TeamChocolateMousse?"- it's kinda hard to choose. Both are smooth and creamy Cadbury chocolates but what could get better than chocolate on chocolate or a double dose of chocolate!

After malling, the sweet ending to a day of bonding! Me and my barkada are proud to represent Team Chocolate Mousse!

#cadburysweetendings #teamchocolatemousse


Each bite of the new Cadbury Chocolate Mousse brings you on a trip to romantic and fashionable Paris, France !

Did you know that the word mousse in French means foam? Hear the strains of La Vie En Rose as you bite into the light and airy taste of chocolate-flavored cream covered in delicious milk chocolate!

cadbury french vanilla, chocolate mousse, price


Catch the limited edition Cadbury French Vanilla and Chocolate Mousse in stores beginning November 2014! These big and satisfying 180g bars are SRP Php 180 only!

Cadbury is just the prefect ending for barkada get together moments! I love it!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kwelavan Kwela with Barkada with Chikoy and Tom Crew

Gone are the days when all booth exhibits were- just that- booth exhibits. Just dropping your calling card, talking with the representative about the product or service, maybe pick a prize. Now more and more booth exhibits are becoming increasingly fun and interactive.

Since attending Blogapalooza last year, one of the most memorable booth was that of Bounty Fresh Chooks to Go.

bounty fresh

Last year, me and my friend Rattus battled it out, while this year, it was with my girl Marilou! (They only got the consolation prize cause I am the Champion!) The runner up prize was a shirt, but all participants get their wacky shot photo souvenir. I did not know that a picture is being taken so imagine I was like this- my legs were apart, hands up, and my mouth was open.

blogger pisceanrat


I sucked big time in Human Tetris (it didn't help that I was getting chubby) but Flying Chicken and Egg Escape were sisiw! I love that the game is played with friends so it's more enjoyable.


kwelavan


For two consecutive years, I lorded over my opponent. Last year, I got to take home a whole juicy and delicious (even without sauce or gravy, huh!) Chooks to Go. This year, because I did not get the required score, I got an umbrella instead of a chicken. But no worries as this umbrella is cutesy (featuring Chikoy and Tom Crew) and huge!

chiknoy tom crew

Chooks to Go Caravan has won well-deserved awards from the Philippine Game Festival.

chooks to go


Because I like their booth, I decided to make an acronym-

Chicken!
Hataw!
Over
Over
Kasiyahan
Sobra
Tuwa
Ola!
Gorabells
Only sa
Kwelavan Booth!
Welcome Lahat!
Everybody
Loves
A
Very
Appetizing
Nomnom- Chooks to Go!

Chooks-to-Go Supersized Oven Roasted Chicken is available in Sweet Roast, Pepper Roast (fastest to sell out in our neighborhood)  and Fried Chooks for Php 209. Also try Juicy Liempo Php 160.

Check them out on FB, it's really one of the best inspiring and delightful pages out there! https://www.facebook.com/chookstogo