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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BAR DOLCI: Life is Sweet


     
BAR DOLCI: Life is Sweet.

One rainy afternoon we drove all the way from our house in far away Q. C. to Bar Dolci in Burgos Circle at The Fort, Taguig. I'm giddy with excitement because I read somewhere that Bar Dolci serves the best Gelato and French Macarons in the Philippines.
I was so mesmerized by the taste of their espresso! I love the creaminess and the vanilla yogurt on top of my coffee. You ought to try this! Drool!
The salted caramel macarons are sooooo delicious! Hangsaraaap! It is chewy, crispy meringue flavored with sweet caramel with a bursts of salt. This pretty macarons is simply the best in the market today! The next time around that you are in Burgos Circle, don't miss the salted caramel macarons. They're to die for!
These are the peanut butter flavored macarons, they are light and delicious according to my friend. Yes, I'll be honest I wasn't able to taste these. It is a good thing I was able to take pictures of these macarons.
 
I love their quiche! Especially the Spinach and Bacon Provolone, Tomato Basil with Mozzarella Cheese and Quiche Lorraine. Quiche Lorraine is my favorite! It consists of bacon, onion and gruyer cheese. But I don't like the quiche with blue cheese, Roquefort Broccoli. Sorry, it is so strong for my taste bud. I think it is an acquired taste for moneyed people. This is my friend's favorite. She said she and her family always buy molded cheese from Santi's. Hindi ako sosyal kaya di ko siya carry. Ha ha ha!

Quiche is a French word. Quiche /ˈkiːʃ/ KEESH is a savory, open-faced pastry crust dish with a filling of savory custard with cheese, meat or vegetables. There are many variants of quiche,'coz there's also a  wide variety of ingredients available that can be incorporated to this pastry. Quiche Variants are named descriptively in French, like the following: quiche au fromage (quiche with cheese) and quiche aux champignons (quiche with mushrooms) or conventionally florentine (spinach); provençale (tomatoes) and so on.
This ice cream burger reminds me of what we used to eat as a child, pandesal ice cream sandwich. This time around though at Bar Dolci, they call this Gelato Burger.

I was able to taste the burger with Ferrero Gelato filling and it did not disappoint. I love it! Yum yum! My only complaint is that the bread is mabuhaghag, but I bet the management will  improve this, after all they always listen to suggestions and customer feedback. I super love this!
This is Bar Dulci's Turkey & Brie with cranberry chutney sandwich. The ingredients went well together. Yummy! A must try!
 
Honeyed Porkloine with gauda cheese and apple. This sandwich tastes just right.
                                                  Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta is so yummy. I want more! Ha ha ha!      
 
Freshly made Mango Yogurt Sorbet (Gelato). It's ice cream, really, really good ice cream. Creamy and not too sweet not salty. Next time I'll try the Pistachio flavored Gelato. I heard they're so good and yummy! Awww! Tulo laway na ako! Ha ha ha!
Bar Dolci has more than eighteen different flavors of Gelato available at one time. Ranging from the basic strawberry to the more complex flavors like Salted Caramel Gelato, Pistachio, Ferrero, Thai Tea, White Chocolate Wasabi, Walnut and Dark Chocolate.
When you visit and buy a cup, tell the server to write your name on the board. Every time you visit and buy a cup, ask them to mark your name and when you reach ten (10) you'll get a cup for free. Bar Dolci is such a happy place to be!
These Gelatos are available for take out! Bar Dolci are generous with their servings, they fill the cup right to the brim so it's certainly worth the money. And they come up with two (2) new flavors every month.
Date Night at Bar Dolci every Monday night from 6pm to 10pm! Enjoy our BUY ONE TAKE ONE Gelato with some candlelight and great atmosphere!  

Bar Dolci has Ladies night every Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm! Ladies get a FREE Bar Dolci Salted Caramel Macaron with every purchase of a cup/popsicle of Gelato!
The facade looks cool. And I love their signage. Thanks to Mae Ilagan for giving your slot to us! I've never meet you in person yet, but you're really nice to me and I thank God for your good heart. Hugz! 

Thank you very much for the wonderful welcome, Mr. Full of Talents Nicholai David Go! I love your photos! Well done! You deserve a pat on the back, your parents must be very proud of you!
Bar Dolci
F133 Forbeswood Heights cor. Burgos Circle, 1637 Taguig, Philippines
(02) 846 8245
Mon - Thu:    11:00 am    -    12:00 am
Fri - Sat:    11:00 am    -    2:00 am
Sun:    11:00 am    -    12:00 am


Uratex Trade In Promo


 
Uratex Trade In Promo
 
Ola! This is good news to those with old, used and abused Uratex Matresses! You could now trade them in at Uratex and save on new Uratex purchases.
 
Kindly READ the DETAILS before you jump to your car and drive to the nearest URATEX outlet, because this offer is good only at their main office plus they have a Promo Procedure so please read carefully.
 
Details
  • Uratex Trade and Save Promotion is valid only on the following dates.
  • Week 1: June 16 to 17, 2012-just ended
  • Week 2: June 23 to 24, 2012
  • Week 3: June 30 to July 1, 2012
  • Week 4: July 7 to 8, 2012
  • Promotion is open to everyone.
  • Store Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm.
  • Old Mattresses can be anything of the following: Foam Mattress, Spring Mattress, Fold-a-Mattress, Roll-a-Mat, Crib Mattress, Sofa Bed . This promo is for Solid foam only - combination of foam and wood or spring will NOT be accepted.
  • Participating Uratex Premium Mattresses: Senso Memory Mattress, Perfect Serenity, Sleep Comfort Memory Mattress, Purifoam Mattress, Trapunto by Rajo Laurel, Orthocare Mattress, Premium Touch Viscoluxe Mattress and Premium Touch Cozy Latex.
  • Offer is valid in Quezon City Showroom only (32 Miller St., San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City)
  • This promotion cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, etc.
  • Uratex reserves the right to refuse the Mattress set for any or no reason and to refuse to offer in its sole discretion.
  • For inquiries, please call at 888-6800 
Promo Procedure
  • Upon arrival, look for Ms. Gail Alamer or Rafael Reyes and fill up the registration form. Authorized Sales Rep will afterward inspect your old mattress for validity.
  • Once validated, you will be given the discount stub which must be presented upon payment at the cashier.
  • Choose from any of the participating Uratex Premium Mattresses that you intend to purchase and proceed to cashier for payment.
  • Present your receipt to Ms Gail or Mr Rafael for final validation.
  • once receipt is validated, your old mattress will be unloaded from your vehicle.


Air Phil Express Seat Sale Until June 22, 2012




Air Phil Express
Sale Period: June 18 to 22, 2012
Travel Period: August 25 to December 20, 2012

Details
  • Quoted fares for Domestic and International Flights are for one-way only.
  • Fares are with 15 kilos Free Baggage Allowance.
  • Fare is not guaranteed until the final purchase.
  • Priced from Origin to Destination or Vice Versa.
  • Subject to rules and conditions, please review carefully.
Domestic DestinationsOne-Way Fare
Manila to Busuanga, Laoag, Legazpi, Masbate, Naga, Puerto Princesa, San Jose (mindoro) or Tuguegarao P798 ALL-IN Fare
Clark to Cebu, Kalibo or Puerto Princesa P798 ALL-IN Fare
Cebu to Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Caticlan, Cotabato, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Surigao, Tacloban or Zamboanga P798 ALL-IN Fare
Davao to Cagayan De Oro, Iloilo or Zamboanga P798 ALL-IN Fare
Zamboanga to Davao, Jolo, or Tawi-Tawi P798 ALL-IN Fare
Manila to Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Cotabato, Davao, General Santos, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Surigao or Zamboanga P998 ALL-IN Fare
Clark to Davao P998 ALL-IN Fare
International DestinationsOne-Way Fare
Manila to Kuala Lumpur P3,298 ALL-IN
Cebu to Hong Kong P3,298 ALL-IN
Clark to Hong Kong P3,298 ALL-IN


Monday, June 18, 2012

Spider-Man Donut at Krispy Kreme


Wooooooooooot! My favorite superhero Spiderman has now a thrilling Krispy Kreme Donut version! How I wish Krispy Kreme would send me some of this! Ha ha ha!

Go on and get tangled in the sticky web of the Spider-Man mania as Krispy Kreme rolls out its latest thrilling addictions—the Spider and Spider-Man Doughnuts.
 
Feed your fixation with the world-famous, melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts, which Krispy Kreme puts an epic spin to; one filled with chocolate kreme rolled in carat chocolate and crushed Oreo cookies then dusted with a Spider-outlined coating, and another charged with strawberry filling and coated with Spider-Man’s face using vanilla-colored icing and satin iced candy. Available this June 1 to July 15, these latest additions to Krispy Kreme’s line of premium products allows everyone to enjoy the amazing blast of the Spider-Man mania through two treats.

To further pack a punch to the craze, get a Spider-Man non-woven bag when you purchase a Dozen Assorted with both of these filled doughnuts. Be sure to grab one, both, or a box at a Krispy Kreme store near you and add sweetness to that sticky fixation!
 
Serving world-class doughnuts and coffees since 1937, Krispy Kreme made its way to the hearts of Filipinos when it opened its first branch in the country back in 2006. Today, Krispy Kreme has outlets on 27 different locations nationwide, with hotlight stores in SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills Shopping Center, Festival Supermall Alabang, Bonifacio High Street and Cebu IT Park. Dubbed as the doughnut theater, Krispy Kreme’s hotlight stores serve everyone hot, freshly-made doughnuts straight from the fryer. To get more information and updates about the brand and its products, you may become a friend of Krispy Kreme by visiting www.krispykreme.com.ph or by liking Chloe at www.facebook.com/ChloeKrispyKremePH.


AZKALS Future: The Search For The New Teen AZKALS Is On


The Search for the New Teen AZKALS is On! AZKALS Future depends on the youth of today because they represent the future of our tomorrow.
Do you want to be the next goalkeeper like Neil Etheridge or team captain, Chieffy Caligdong or the Younghusband’s brothers, James and Phil? If you want to emulate and grow up to be the next great football player someday, then this is your chance!

The New Teen Azkals search will start this coming July and August 2012.

Schedule will be:
July 7-8, 2012, NCR selection will be conducted at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

August 4-12, 2012, the Under 17-19 (U17-19) selection will be held in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental at the Football Grounds.
At Cafe Lupe, last night, guess who the social media bloggers have met in person.

Here are some clues:
  • He is the man behind MacGraphics Carranz, the pioneer in billboard advertisement in the country 
  • He happens to be the team manager of Teen Azkals U17-U19 also.
Yes, he is none other than, the ever humble and always smiling Mr. Alvin Carranza. His business spawned into different ventures, to name a few, like the premier venue for live entertainment, CAFE LUPE and the KTV &Sports Bar/ Lounge, OneA Events Place, an outdoor dining overlooking Metro Manila.
Alvin Carranza's contribution and role in honing the Teen Azkals is vital for these kids to become the future Azkals. With many years of experience in the management field on his sleeves, the Teen Azkals are assured that they are in good hands under the wings of TM Alvin Carranza, coach Caslib, and the whole management team.
National Team development in any country is always based on the strength of grassroots and National Youth Teams. Supporting our age group teams will help us keep the momentum forward according to Teen Azkals U17-U19 Team Manager Alvin Carranza.

He further stated that the Philippines need sports university, clubs, sports academies and sports scholarship so top and budding athletes can receive the intense and sustained training they need to prepare well for international competitions.

We, Filipinos, need to sustain the surge of Philippine Football. As we all know, the Men's National Team has been constantly winning in the last three years. Their latest achievement is winning third place in the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup in Nepal.

The combination of the good management of Dan Palami, efficient coaching of Michael Weiss, continuing advocacy and faith to the whole group of the team manager Alvin Carranza U17-19 and the players they have scouted all over the world manifest the formula for us to move further and make football the game for Filipinos.
Philippine Football Federation Technical Coach Director Jose Ariston "Aris" Caslib talk to the social media bloggers last night about the welfare and future of the Teen Azkals and the team management’s continuous support by scouting future Azkals of the country.

They envision at least three groups of Teen Azkals - one each for
  • Luzon 
  • Visayas  
  • and Mindanao
This three groups will comprise a pool of talents that the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) can select from, for intensive training and foreign competitions.

According to coach Caslib, there are certain criteria that the management are looking for the future Teen Azkals and the most important thing that a player must embody are the following:
  • the physique and motor ability 
  • must be fast 
  • tall  
  • has the drive to win  
  • has decision making capability.
He further stated that sustaining the success of the Azkals needs a lot of layers of responsibility and tasks.

It all boils down to the grassroots level, quality grassroots experts are needed in all the 33 provincial football associations to ensure the football activities are continuous with combinations of
  • training 
  • competitions  
  • and festivals for the kids.
At the same time, grassroots experts must be trained by experts not only from our country but AFC and the International Football Federation (FIFA).

Then he said that Coaches' development must also be sustained.

He discussed with the social media bloggers that just last year, the first batch of Filipinos took the AFC A-license level training and resulted to 7 potential new A-licensed coaches in the country. And one of them is a Filipina, who is the first one to pass, ahead of the Filipino Coaches on her batch.
 
According to Richard "Ebong" Joson head of the Fan Management Committee of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) the Secretary-general Atty. Rolando Tulay said that "Continuing education is needed for coaches as quality coaches produce quality players, and quality players will give honor in the Philippines."

Club level and age group competitions are needed, both for girls and boys and men and women. These competitions will help us identify talent for future national youth teams.

And finally, the development of national youth teams in the country is important. This key component has been highlighted by PFF President Mariano V. Araneta in his program.
International School Coach
Coach Cleng Cacacho of International School believes in starting them young. He also said that for us to sustain the success, national youth teams must be developed further and exposed to competitions domestically and internationally. Partnerships with people who believe in the game is an important ingredient of the program. Elite coaches must be further developed by assessment and continuing education. 

"Should I coach girls differently than boys?" That is a question often heard in the private conversations between coaches. So Coach Cleng Cacacho shared his coaching approach. He said he has two different coaching methods. One for the much emotional girls and another to the more hard-headed boys.

The Teen Azkals can go a long way if they'll be given the proper support. It is good thing to know that the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has channeled some of their budgets for the further development of the teen AZKALS players, since these kids are the future of Philippine Football.

There is a call for every Filipino to do well in giving the Teen Azkals the necessary support in trainings, coaching, covered stadium, clubs and sports gear.

Given all these, I bet the Philippine football will reap the rewards in the future. If properly trained, this may be the team to propel us to World Cup.

Let us all support the Philippine Azkals, and the future of Philippine football, the Teen Azkals. 

For more details you can go at

Philippine Teen Azkals
1802 Pioneer Highlands, Pioneer St.
Mandaluyong City, Philippines 1550


Cellphone # 0917 531 4403


E-mail: outdoorman@mac.com


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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Gusto mo bang mag Artista? O ng 20 Million Pesos? Then Join the Grand Auditions of TV5 ARTISTA ACADEMY


Gusto mo bang mag Artista? O ng 20 Million Pesos? Then Join the Grand Auditions of TV5 ARTISTA ACADEMY

TV5 has announced that it will give away a combined total of 20 Million Pesos in the biggest and most intensive artista search ever mounted on Philippine Television: ARTISTA ACADEMY.  The search will kick off with a massive one-time grand auditions at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on June 19, 2012,Tuesday.
                                                                                                
Thru ARTISTA ACADEMY, TV5 goes all-out in discovering and developing Philippine Television's biggest new stars, by offering real training in a legitimate school of television arts along with the fame, fortune and stardom every showbiz hopeful dreams of.

ARTISTA ACADEMY searches for young showbiz aspirants aged 16-21 who have the looks, charm, potential and determination to go through extensive curriculum-based training under the Asian Academy of Television Arts (AATA) to become certified professional actors armed with the acting versatility and right attitude to make a name for themselves in the industry.

Over P20 Million in total prizes will be given to the deserving winners who will be hailed as ARTISTA ACADEMY’s Best Actor and Best Actress. Not only will they be equipped with the proper acting training from AATA to become TV5’s next big stars, they will also be the richest of all winners in the history of all talent searches in the Philippines.

All 16 finalists who will be chosen as ARTISTA ACADEMY Students will be granted full AATA scholarships and the chance to undergo comprehensive training with the best in the industry – including multi-awarded director Joel Lamangan, music master Louie Ocampo, dance guru Georcelle Dapat of G Force, along with other esteemed TV professionals and distinguished celebrities.
 
Acclaimed Film and TV director Mac Alejandre heads the TV5 TALENT CENTER and will be working with the Head of AATA, well-known Entertainment executive Wilma Galvante, who will act as Principal of ARTISTA ACADEMY.

“We are all excited with the launch of Artista Academy because this really tops all artista searches that have been done in the country. We are offering real training in a real academy for our future stars. No other program has offered such school-based learning and development from an academy of television arts. And, of course, it will be a real life-changing experience for not just one but two students because we are giving away P20 Million worth of prizes, including lead roles in a forthcoming teleserye of the network. This is real fame, fortune, and stardom. This is as real as it can get,” shared TV5 Creative and Entertainment Production Head Perci Intalan.

All interested artista aspirants aged 16-21 are invited to come to the ARTISTA ACADEMY grand auditions at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on June 19 at 2pm. By bringing a copy of their birth certificate, valid ID, and their best glam pictures, they are a step closer to living the glamorous artista life.  


Feel the Retro Swag at the Newest Bar Lounge in Town: Rocket Room


Hi, dear readers! This is a press release and I've never been to Rocket Room, so I do not in any way claim that I experienced this myself. This is not a paid post though, I am posting this for a friend.
 
Extend your night out by swinging by the metro’s latest bar lounge brought to you by Raintree Restaurants—Rocket Room. With its vivid and outré interiors elaborately designed by Noel Bernardo, Rocket Room lends the right amount of buzz to every coffee break afternoon or late night out.
 

The bar lounge brings thrilling arrays of Rocket Room’s House Made Infusion Jars, specialty spirits infused with fresh fruits and spices, Classically Twisted drinks, which are twisted takes on the classics, as well as an extensive selection of wines, beers and sangrias.
 
 
Serving up the best of organically hot and cold Rocket Plates, Raintree Restaurants brings innovation with itsdistinctive variety of food offerings and characteristic sets of interiors.

Raintree Restaurants houses bistros within the metro including MoMo Café, Mr. Jones, Museum Café, Chelsea Market & Café, Stella, and Rocket Room. To know more about Rocket Room, visit www.facebook.com/RocketRoom


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pwede kitang Idikdik Pababa- Iwa Moto on Jodi Sta. Maria


After being painted as a "homewrecker," an indignant Iwa Moto has turned the tables on Jodi Sta. Maria, the ex-wife of her current boyfriend Pampi Lacson.


In an explosive interview with Cristy Fermin on "Paparazzi Showbiz Exposed" on Saturday, Iwa alleged that it was in fact Jodi who cheated on Pampi two years ago when the latter had an affair with Mickey Ablan, Iwa's boyfriend at that time. "Ang sakit po ng sinasabihan ako ng kabit, homewrecker, ang sakit po. Dahil alam ko sa sarili ko na hindi totoo ‘yun. At alam din ni Jodi kung ano ang totoo dahil siya naman talaga ang nag-umpisa ng lahat ng ito," Iwa said.

The former GMA talent said she confronted Jodi two years ago when she discovered the affair between her and Mickey. Although Mickey admitted it to Iwa, she said Jodi did not. "Yes, kinausap ko po siya. Suma total po, dinenay niya po sa akin. Hindi po siya umamin," she recalled. "Bale iniyakan ko po siya, nagmakaawa ako. Tinanong ko kung bakit niya nagawa sa akin iyon bilang idol ko siya. Kasi tinitingala ko po siya. Isa siya sa mga artistang sobrang hinahangaan ko dati.

"Ang sakit na 'yung hinahangaan mo, yun pa yung taong mananakit sa iyo. Tapos nung time na yun umamin na rin po sa akin si Mickey," she added. Iwa said she also called Pampi on the phone to tell her about the affair and she discovered that it wasn’t a secret to him, either. "Tinawagan ko si Pampi para pagsabihan niya ang asawa niya. Yun pala alam niya ang lahat," she revealed.

For further proof, Iwa cited Jodi's own silence about the reason why her marriage to Pampi ended in a separation. "Bakit mula noon hanggang ngayon hindi siya nagsasalita? Dahil alam niya sa sarili niya kung ano ang totoo. Mas masakit yun para sa kanya dahil alam niya yung totoo, niloloko niya yung sarili niya, e." Suma total, dito takot siyang magsalita dahil alam niya kapag pumitik ako, kapag nagalit ako, may pruweba ako at pwede ko pa siyang idikdik pababa," she said.

Iwa declared that she had nothing to do with the breakdown of the Jodi-Pampi marriage and that she and Pampi only became an item last month. "Ang suma total lang dito, gusto ko lang iklaro sa lahat na hindi ako ang naging dahilan kung bakit naghiwalay silang dalawa. Kung meron man silang problemang mag-asawa noon, sa kanila na yun. Pinauubaya ko na yun sa kanila kasi two years ago yun. Labas ako doon," she clarified.

Iwa told Cristy that her tell-all interview had Pampi's blessings. "Opo. All throughout hindi niya ako pinabayaan. Sa lahat nang ito lagi lang siyang nasa tabi ko. Nandiyan siya para bigyan ako ng advice. Ultimo mo dito sa interview na ito, tinatanong [ko siya] kung paano ko anuhin, kasi suma total, ang iniisip lang namin talaga, hindi na po si Jodi. "Wala na po kaming parehong pakialam kay Jodi kasi may sarili na siyang buhay. Sa pagkakaalam ko may boyfriend na siya. Doon na siya, masaya na siya, naka-move on na siya. "Masaya na kami ni Pampi, hayaan na lang kami. Ang ano lang dito, ang iniisip lang namin ‘yung bata (Thirdy, the son of Pampi and Jodi). Kasi ayoko lang dumating ‘yung panahon na isipin nung bata ako ang dahilan," Iwa explained.


Iwa also confessed that she has gotten very close to Thirdy. "Si Thirdy, para sa akin, hindi man lumabas sa akin ‘yan, mahal ko iyan bilang anak ko. Tuwing nasa poder po ni Pampi si Thirdy, kami po ang laging magkasama. Minsan nga po iniiwan na sa akin, like ako ang maghahatid sa Kumon, mga ganun. "Kasi napamahal na sa akin yung bata. Yun ang batang hinding-hindi mahirap mahalin dahil napakabuti, napakabait, napakalambing," she said.

Iwa ended with this message for Jodi: "Naaawa ako sayo kasi ang hirap ng dinadala mo. Yung kasinungalingan na binubuo mo sa utak mo, pinapaniwalaan mo. Masakit yun e, yung nakapanakit ka ng tao ni hindi mo magawang mag-sorry dahil dine-deny mo pati sa sarili mo. Alam mo yung totoo. Ngayon, sige, okay lang sa akin kung mag-react ka dito, wala akong pakialam. Pero mag-ingat ka kasi tandaan mo, nasa akin pa rin yung huling halakhak dahil ako ang may pruweba at ako ang inapakan mo dati," Iwa concluded.

Source: Interaksyon


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