Mister Donut proves that two is truly better and more surprisingly delightful than one.
Combining two famous names to form a totally new name or a “hybrid” became a craze very recently. Celebrity names like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie formed a popular tandem, “Brangelina”. A scrumptious combination of croissant and donuts became the hybrid that is “cronuts”. Corndog has been around for quite some time now but that name was also borne out of marrying two delicious snack favorites, that which are CORN and HOTDOG. These new “terms” just prove that when you combine two good things, something even more surprisingly wonderful comes out of it.
Mister Donut, known for its Bavarian flavored donuts with the right sweetness or “tamang-tamang tamis” as we say it in Filipino, pushed its product innovation further through the Bavarian Doubles with 2 fillings! Yes, 2 famous all-time favorite flavors in one uniquely delightful treat in the newest addition to the Bavarian Doubles line. Mister Donut combined Mango and Pastillas to create the truly original and delectable Bavarian Doubles “Mangostillas”!
This new name was coined through a fun and cute way by the brand’s lovable talents in its latest TV Commercial. The young twins featured are seen enjoying the new variant brought home by their mom as a more than pleasant surprise. Another brilliant union of fillings is the Bavarian Doubles “Chocoyema”, which combines Choco Fudge and Yema. The more famous Bavarian Doubles and one that already has a strong following among the Mister Donut customers is Chocolate and Bavarian, now called Chocovarian! As shown through the joy and excitement of the twins in the commercial, the shared moment between the kids and their mom becomes even more special and cherished.
Catch these surprisingly new flavor combinations at the nearest Mister Donut, and share the moments “na punong-puno ng fillings.”
I went to Korea and Bingsu was everywhere! So yummy! Since then I am addicted and have been looking for a Bingsu place in PH, I was very happy to find reataurants that offer it.
Hobing is one of the dessert restaurants rhat offer this. Actually, it’s their specialty!
Here are the things I love about Hobing Bingsu:
– not too sweet
– red bean and injeolmi varriant is somewhat acceptable in my fitness diet (non-cheat day).
– dessert with protein (milk, beans, nuts, grilled soybean) which is acceptable in my diet
– it’s hot in the Philippines! Cold desserts are always welcome!
– the shaved ice is so fine, it melts in your mouth
– affordable! Price is competitive compared to other restaurants that offer it.
– you can have it for take out (to go) and the bag includes ice beside your bingsu
I am a wing person! And I can’t believe I have only tried Wingstop just now. Where have you been all my life!?! Wingstop was born in Texas, USA and if you watch these lifestyle channels with Food Shows, you will know that Texas can definitely serve you a really scrumptious plate!
Wingstop has been in the country since last year and Wingstop fans have loved the 10 unque flavors they offer that consist of spicy, sweet, and savory variations. I was very happy to have tasted 10 of these, plus more, I will tell you about it in a bit!
Wingstop has become popular in Asia, and with this, they now offer new flavors, where East Meets Flavor.
These are never tasted before flavors such as Korean Soy, Spicy Soy, Honey Garlic and Honey Barbeque. Wingstop gives a not at Asian cuisine, infusing the bold flavors of soy and garlic into the comforting tastes of honey and barbeque.
I personally love the Spicy Soy – but it’s super spicy you need rice or potatoes to deal with it! I also loved the Garlic Soy, both sweet and a little salty at the same time. Which flavor do you like?
EXTENDED SPECIAL OFFER: BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION AT SPIRAL
Continuing the celebration and commemoration of the French National Day, Bastille Day, we are inviting everyone to enjoy a 50% discount on lunch or 30% discount on dinner buffet at an enriched selection through the 21 dining ateliers of Spiral. Included in the selection are signature French dishes from the 13th to the 16th of July 2015, enjoy the elevated distinction of a gastronomic voyage truly French, truly Sofitel.
July 13 – 16, 2015:
From Php 2,579.33 nett, discounted rate is set at Php 1,394.66 nett per adult.
From Php 3,003.07 nett, discounted rate is set at Php 2,175.50 nett per adult.
Please click on the link to make an online reservation or inquiry: http://bit.ly/BastilleDayAtSpiral
Sofitel Philippine Plaza pays homage to Sofitel’s French history, culture and tradition this whole month of July. If your palate craves for some authentic French cuisine, I suggest you take advantage of Sofitel’s promotions and discounts as they celebrate Sofitel’s Gastronomie A Paris, a month celebration of gastronomy and wine.
Sofitel invited French master chef Matthieu Garrel of the famed Paris restaurant Le Belisaire to prepare special dishes that you can try at Spiral. Master chef Garrel is an artisan awarded as Maitre Cuisinier de France 2014 (Master Chef of France). Food prepared by Chef Garrel will be available throughout the month of July in Spiral.
Here is the schedule and price/rates for this month at Spiral. Chef Matthieu Garrel exclusives
Chef Garrel and Sofitel Chef Bettina Arguelles will cook for you and feature 3 specialty dishes
July 4, 2015 at the Sunset Bar 6pm-1030pm
available at PHP 2,700 nett per person
Chef Matthieu Garrel live cooking
Chef Garrel will feature the Le Belisaire dishes
July 3 to 7, 2015 at the Spiral French stove
Chef Matthieu Garrel’s French dishes
July 8-31, 2015 at Spiral
Chef Matthieu Garrel’s Le Bélisaire book
Signed copies will go on sale at Spiral 2 Go on July 3 to 8, 2015.
An Evening in Paris
Spiral | Monday 6th of July 2015 | 7pm to 10.30pm
Gourmands are transported to An Evening in Paris as they embark on a feast for the senses and inimitable journey of taste. Chef Matthieu Garrel presents sumptuous dishes from his collection of culinary masterpieces featuring Ravioles Au Homard (Lobster Raviole), Foie Gras Poêle Legumes et Coques (Pan-fried Foie Gras, Vegetables and Clams), Duo De Canard aux Asperges Sauvages (Duck Two Ways with Asparagus) and Moelleux Chaud au Chocolat du Bélisaire (Bélisaire Chocolate Meolleux). Indulge in delightful pairing as the featured offerings are enhanced with the enviable collection of wine by Gustave Lorentz and Bernard Magrez in a gathering tailored for the most discerning of gourmands and connoisseurs. Be part of this magnifique voyage of gastronomy and wine at Sofitel.
Rate is set at Php3,250+++ per person.
Bastille Day at Spiral
Sunday to Tuesday, 12th to 14th July 2015
Be part of historic reminiscence as the most interactive dining destination Spiral commemorates Bastille Day. Featuring an enriched selection through the 21 dining ateliers, thematic cocktails, French-inspired styling and live entertainment from the 12th to the 14th of July 2015, enjoy the elevated distinction of a gastronomic voyage truly French, truly Sofitel. A scenic view of a special fireworks display is in store for our discerning gourmands on the 12th of July 2015.
Sunday Brunch is available at Php3,650+++ per adult and Php1,600+++ per child. Sunday Dinner is available at Php2,750+++ per adult and Php1,450+++ per child.
Bastille Day at Sunset Bar
Sunday, 12th of July 2015 | 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Dine al fresco in a commemorative gastronomic feast as Sunset Bar reminisces over revolutionary France culminating on Bastille Day. Sunset Bar features its signature barbecued specialties enhanced with thematic revolutionary cocktails, live entertainment and a magnifique fireworks display. Rate is set at Php2,450+++ per adult and Php1,225+++ per child.
Epicurean Voyage at Le Bar
Le Bar | Saturday to Tuesday, July 4 – 7, 2015
Dine in a setting of lavish interiors enhanced by live entertainment as Le Bar presents Chef Matthieu Garrel’s special set menu. A 4-course culinary offering featuring Roasted Bone Marrow and Foie Gras, Pan-Fried Foie Gras with Vegetables and Clams, Duck Two Ways with Asparagus and Bélisaire Chocolate Moelleux paired with a selection of wine from some of the finest vineyards in France, the featured epicurean voyage of Le Bar is a decadent feast of the senses.
Chef Matthieu Garrel’s Special Set Menu is available for a limited period at Php2,500+ for the set menu and Php5,000+ for set menu with wine pairing.
Pétanque at Sunset Bar
Available daily for the month of July | 3pm to 6pm
For a slice of outdoor recreation, unwind with friends and colleagues with a friendly game of Pétanque. A form of boules where participants throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small target, a wooden ball called a cochonnet or jack while standing inside a
designated circle, this friendly game of precision is available daily from 3pm to 6pm at Sunset Bar. Spend leisurely Sundays with this interactive game available with a special offer of Pernod Ricard from the 5th of July 2015. Featured beverage is available starting at Php250+.
For inquiries and reservations for July featured offers, please call +63-2 832 6988 or
Last Monday, Smart, together with MCA music and friends celebrated the fusion of music and technology – Smart Music!
Smart Communications and MCA Music Partnership
And so we did last night at Hyve BGC where Smart and MCA Music launched a new service called Smart Music. This deal between two companies will make the more than 3 million tracks in MCA Music’s global catalog excluseively available to over 70 million subscribers of Smart and other mobile brands under the PLDT group, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular.
Smart Music is the new online music online portal that acts as a music digital store in the Philippines. The rates are very affordable with downloads for as low as P15 per track (the lowest peso rate in digital music market today) and P20 for new releases on each track which is roughly half the comparable rates of other online music stores.
If you register, you get to have 2 free downloads 🙂
Subscribers have different options to pay for their downloads. The most convenient one is by charging against their prepaid or postpaid bill, eliminating the need to have a credit card which is a major barrier for many Filipinos who want to purchase legitimate music online.
The Grand Prix Season Singapore is even louder with 1 World Music Festival coinciding on the race dates! Rain or shine, the event is set to happen at the atmospheric futurism of the Marina Barrage with a stellar line-up spread across September 20 and 21. Go all out if you want to live large during the festivities as partygoers can experience Premium VIP sections if they wish to and Aire Lounge with an ultra exclusive limited admisison pop-up club that will provide a lavishing club experience.
In addition to the artists announced in my previous blog post, 1 World Festival just announced yet annother addition to their line-up. This includes Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) and Moby. Phase 3 will be released pretty soon so watch out for another set of star-studded names!
Everyone wants the Good Life. But, how do you define it? If you think it’s all about having the lifestyle of the rich and famous, then you’ve got to earn a lot of bucks to be in it… or not! Why not just rob the houses of celebrities and take their Chanels, Louboutins, their Rolexes and jewelry etc.? Just get enough, enough that they won’t notice thier things are gone! But what if you get carried away?
This is exactly what “The Bling Ring” is all about. This movie is based on real life events. I say “based” because it is not entirely accurate. I’ve never heard of this “Bling Ring” gang before, but they do have the guts! I had to do my research for this of course and looked into the real members of the Bling Ring gang.
There isn’t much to spoil actually because the main gyst of the story is just all about robbing houses of high profile celebrities and that’s it. If you want to know more about the real Bling Ring Members, you can check out a detailed story here.
What is pretty interesting here, is one of the members of the gang is actually currently filming for their own E! reality show “Pretty Wild.” Actually, all of the members got famous after getting arrested. Which goes to show that America (or the world) has a sick obsession about the “Bonnie and Clyde” syndrome.
If you want to know 41 little known facts about the real Bling Ring members, check this out. Like Paris Hilton ‘cried’ while watching The Bling Ring.
The movie was pretty okay in general. You have to watch it to catch Emma Watson portraying a more mature, more “wild” role. I wasn’t used to her being a bit dumb and aloof in this movie. Great American accent too, none of the smart british tone. You also need to watch this movie if you love fashion. They had so many pretty and shiny things!
The Bling Ring Fashion – drool for the things they stole!
Towards the end of the movie, Emma Watson would ask you to follow her blog NickiMooreForever.com – however, the real blog of Alexis (played by Emma Watson) is itsalexisneiers.com
The Bling Ring is now showing in SM Cinemas near you.
*Thank you SM Supermalls for the premiere movie tickets.
What’s happenin’ in Tagaytay? Lots! Apart from the usual attractions, you now get to appreciate a different view of the Taal landscape. The Sky Ranch in Tagaytay is a leisure park within the 5 hectares land area beside Taal Vista Hotel. Within the compound is the Sky Fun amusement park and other future developments like restaurants and a science museum.
The developers only hired the best engineers to build and operate the Sky Eye. It is overlooking the Taal Volcano and the Taal Lake. During the day, you get to enjoy a nice view of the lake. At night time, you get to see city lights and a romantic view of Tagaytay.
Apart from this, they also have horseback riding by the Riding Loop area at P250 for 30 mins. They are still building restaurant venues and other facilities. There’s ample parking in front of the park, but if you’re staying at Taal Vista Hotel, it’s just a 5-minute walk!
Entrance and other Fees at Sky Fun at Sky Ranch Tagaytay:
Collection has finally arrived in Manila! It is one of the makeup brands from UK known for its hip and edgy vibe. Collection celebrates individuality and encourages everyone to shine in their own personality in a variety of makeup colours we can choose from.
Rockwell Tent glistened in color and shimmer as beauty, fashion, lifestyle bloggers and makeup lovers headed on to celebrate colour!
The venue made me miss my dear friend Mica who is currently in the UK, watching Viva Forever! Unfair! But I’m so excited and happy (and inggit) for her! The tent was painted with vibrant UK colours. Colours ranged frim highstreet hues of hot pink to London bus red and the golden sheen of the Beatles. Plus, we got to shoot selfies of ourselves inside a photoboot 😛
One way to describe the Collection is that it is adventurous. Browsing through the makeup sets and finally getting to have my own, made me conclude that this affordable makeup brand is great for those who are starting to play and experiment with makeup. My blogger and makeup artist friend Bambi who was with me in the event guided me through her favorite items in the rack and that included the concealer (which I will also use soon) and their blush.
One thing I want to try is their BIG FAKE Mascara which you can buy only at P399. I’ll tell you if it does what it promises!
Collection is available in fashion and beauty boutiques near you.
I celebrated Independence day with friends from Smart and MEGA! Every 12th of June, MEGA celebrates a this grand day of Independence by hosting a grand and exclusive ball – MEGA Pinoy Pride. This year, it was held at the Makati Shangri-La hotel and was graced by the Philippines’ best and brightest. I’m lucky and honored to be a part of this!
If you’re heading early to this year’s Signapore Grand Prix, then prepare your body and soul for an inviting festival! This year, 1 World Music Festival is going to happen on the 20th and 21st of September 2013. This is going to happen during the Grand Prix Season in Singapore.
I wouldn’t beat around the bush and just share with you the list of performers for the upcoming festival.
Far East Movement
Pendulum DJ Set + Verse
Taboo (from the black eyed peas)
Pledging state-of-the-art visuals and projections, intense choreographies by world class performers, pyrotechnics and interactive elements, the 1 World Music Festival will fuse the very best facets of music and dance into a perfect musical experience for its cosmopolitan audience. The Festival will bring in both the biggest names in music entertainment and the most exciting emerging talents as well. From Iggy Azalea’s rapping genius and Tinie Tempah’s breakthrough style to Yuna’s poignant melodies, these are the most addictive of musical styles and will hold audiences in absolute thrall. The freshest musical innovations and its irresistible beats are set to meld with the visual delight of dancing light shows. DJs will spin the night out with sensational rhythms to move an invigorated crowd. If there is one show to attend this year, make this it.
This is it! It’s my 3rd time to do Stellar! Stellar is our Pole summer show recital hosted by our Pole Studio – Polecats Manila. Every year, The students get to showcase their pole tricks and talent – changing the way you view pole dancing.
I have been doing pole for 2 years and all I can say is, this is one thing I’m not giving up on my life. It keeps me happy, it doesn’t bore me, it challenges me every time. It gives me that certain confidence that nothing is impossible!
Here are a few photos of our Stellar on Broadway Year 3 photographed by Jun Reynales.
Our host for the night, Jamie Wilson
80 something recitalists
Me (doing jade split) and my doubles partner Kiara (standing on top of me)
We danced to the music of R.E.N.T. “Take me out tonight”
Sheng Belmonte performing “Mundo’y Entablado / Pakpak at Belo” from Katy the Musical
Silk and Hoop performance by Kayleen, Amaya and Mara
dancing to “Falling Slowly” from “Once”
Striptease number “Be Italian” from Nine
The Tigers dancing to “Grease”
Last but not the least, Polecats Manila dancing to “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago
Other songs we performed:
“Nicest Kids in Town” Hairspray
“Big Spender” Sweet Charity
“One Night Only” Dream Girls
“Please Mr. Jailer” Cry Baby
“Bend and Snap” Legally Blonde
“Mein Herr” Cabaret
“Time Warp” Rocky Horror Picture Show
A peek of what’s happenin’ backstage 😛
To friends who watched my show finally! Mica and Maki <3
and of course, to happiness <3 my boyfriend Matt
I finally have an inspiration to continue dancing ^_^
Thank you for braving the traffic and all just to watch me 🙂 thank you for the cupcakes and Daffy
From May 23 – 26, 2013 Resorts World Manila hosted a grand list of activities and events to celebrate the last days of summer with its mall goers. Kids get treated to fun activities, party people got hyped up with Epic Weekend: Live and the toy enthusiasts got to be a part of ToyCon 2013 with Alodia Gosiengfiao. Moms also got a special Fox International Channel Loves Moms segment where they got to enjoy the weekend activities with their families.
The celebrities who took part in the festivities were Solenn Heusaff, Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos, Yeng Constantino, Alodia Gosiengfiao, MYMP, Iya Villania, Christian Bautista, True Faith, Jacq Yu, Enrique Gil, Sitti Navarro, Band of Brothers, Rock of 80s, Princess Velasco, Legends, Giselle Sanchez, Patrick Moore, Marian Rivera, Michelle Madrigal, Ryza Cenon, Richard Poon, K Brosas, Kim Idol and The Company.
If you haven’t had enough of the LaBoracay weekend, then satisfy your craving for an ultimate clubbing experience by checking out Haze. Club Haze Manila is the new clubbing destination by the people behind BigFish, a party organization that has brought the best Electronic Dance Music experience to Manila by bringing the best EDM DJs.
When it’s Friday, I’m always in LOVE – with music!