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Thursday, October 25, 2012

SULIT First Blogger's Event at Spicy Fingers

SULIT CLIQUE: First Blogger's Event at Spicy Fingers

I was one of the bloggers who were invited by to their first ever Blogger's event held last October 24, 2012 at Spicy Finger's in Greenbelt in Makati.
It was raining that day and I just came from two earlier events. Greenbelt is three hours away from home. That includes lining up at the MRT and walking from Ayala MRT station to Spicy Fingers for like twenty minutes, depending on how fast you walk. I don't want to proceed anymore to the venue but I already confirmed my attendance to Ms. Rachelle so for the sake of mutual respect and word of honor I walk and walk until I reached Spicy Fingers. I then registered, and enter the venue.

I hardly ate because I was so full already from an earlier event that I attended. Next time round, I will reserve some space for the great food selected by Sulit.
Good thing, Sulit had a photo booth and everybody had fun posing. Each one of us lined up, pose and had our pictures taken. 
We also participated in a game, where we had to turn the tarpaulin around. Each group is consists of 5 members each. We called our group sulit. We did not win but we're happy that boy kuripot's team won. Even if we did not win anything, we felt happy because we get to play and had fun with other bloggers.
 Ano ang hanap mo? You can find everything at That's a fact.
My blogger friend Blanca won an Ipad during the raffle draw. I was misty eyed because I know that Blanca deserves the Ipad because her husband had just passed away and she hardly attend bloggers events since her husband had passed away.

We were also amazed by the story behind The amazing couple Rj and Arianne David conceptualized their business inside Rj's room when they were still bf-gf. They are now married and amazingly turned into a multi-million business. Filipinos are really talented. The founder of sulit deserves a commendation and I think they should write a book and I hope that the book will be taught at business school or even in high school. Because that way, they can inspire other people to never give up and go for  their dreams.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

UNILAB: Run United Philippine Marathon

UNILAB presents Run United Philippine Marathon (RUPM). 
Runners, bloggers, media, enthusiast, fans who were present at Unilab's event went wild when the speaker presented what is in store to all 42k participants, red carpet, physical therapy massage, a tent for their supporters and more.

I, for myself is super excited to participate in newest addition to the country’s running calendar that will go on a debut run on October 28, 2012 but I can't run anymore, much that I wanted too. So sad.  But that's another story.          Yes, folks! Runner enthusiast will finally get to experience the 42km distance as the most-popular running series, Run United Philippines goes for a full marathon, as it added  to its race categories the 42km distance woooooooooooooooooooot!

Unilab Active Health (ULAH) and its partner race organizer, Runrio, are certainly pulling out all stops to make the first ever RUPM running a success.
RUPM, besides being the first marathon jointly organized by ULAH & RunRio, is set to create milestones for Run United Philippines participants.

“The runners clamored for a marathon from us and we also believe that Run United enthusiasts are up to the challenge of finishing a marathon already, so it’s all systems go for Run United Philippine Marathon,” said Alex Panlilio, head of ULAH.

Runners will surely get a memorable start and finish at Run United Philippine Marathon–complete with red carpet, marching bands, exclusive finish arc, colorful balloons, video/photo shots, and the other surprises.

“We want to make sure that participants will not only remember how well organized our events are, we want their participation in our events memorable too by providing them the best race experience possible,” said Panlilio.

According to Panlilio, “We cater to all types of runners, including progressive and elite runners. RUPM is our way of helping them level up to more challenging distances.”

RUPM will also be high on nationalistic touches to celebrate Filipino sportsmanship. Philippine miniature flags will be given to all participants crossing the finish line. The design of the limited edition race singlet also depicts Filipino pride.

There will be separate categories for Filipino and foreign winners, to give credit or recognition to more runners.

The Unilab Active Health Village will also be part of the Run United Philippine Marathon experience. It will be classified in four categories: Active Kids Zone, Health, Sports, & Leisure, Runners’ Lounge and iConnect.

RUPM will also feature short and medium distance categories— the Ceelin 500m dash, Hydrite 3k, Dolfenal 5k, Enervon HP Recovery 10k, Alaxan FR 21k with the highlight, Enervon Activ 42k.

All categories except for 42k and 21k will have start and finishline at the SM Mall of Asia while 42k and 21k will start at Bonifacio Global City and finish at SM Mall of Asia.

42K runners will get to run in three cities: Taguig, Makati and Pasay

Online registration is already closed.

In-store registration is until October 26, 2012 at the following outlets: 

RIOVANA BGC – 28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
RIOVANA Katipunan – 3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City.
TOBY’S SM Mall of Asia – Ground Floor Entertainment Hall
TOBY’S Trinoma

Registration fees are as follows: 

500m – P350
3K – P600
5K – P700
10K – P800
21K – P900
42K – P1,300

The race kit will contain the following: limited edition RUPM singlet, bib number, and wrist tags for 500m dash participants and will be available upon registration.

RUPM is part of the ULAH running series. Run United started off with only 6,000 runners when it was launched in March 2010 and the numbers have steadily grown in succeeding events. An estimated 12,000 runners participated during its previous race at Run United 3.
RunRio Trilogy 
  1.  Run United 1 started off on March 4 of this year.
  2.  Followed by Run United 2 last June 17, 2012. 
  3.  Besides the run races, Unilab Active Health also has a triathlon series, the third leg, Tri   United 3, will be held on November 11, 2012 at Ayala, Alabang.

For further information or inquiries on race details, results, photos and discussions, please visit the following websites: or

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

MARINA Oyster Seafood Grill at 25

"Wow! An oyster treat for only P25 MARINA Oysters Seafood Grill on October.25! #Marinaat25." 
Oh, la la! I can't believe what I saw on my facebook wall just this morning! I said to my brother, "Whatttttttttttttttt? Are they insane?  Look Kuya, MARINA Oyster Seafood Grill  is selling their delicious baked oysters oozing with melted cheese for only P25.00 on October 25! Let's go eat there on the 25th please".

You see, we discovered the gastronomic wonders of Iloilo on a plate at Marina Oyster Seafood Grill a long time ago. We used to visit MARINA Oyster Seafood Grill branch at the Sky dome of SM City North Edsa.
Marina is one of my favorite seafood restaurants in the metro. They serve the tastiest authentic dishes of Iloilo. Once you try the restaurant's sumptuous array of oyster dishes like the, oh so delicious baked oysters oozing with melted cheese and fresh oysters overflowing with the freshness of the sea. I bet, you'll be praising Marina Oyster Seafood Grill to high heavens too. Almost all their dishes are well-praised and almost all of my friends and relatives vouched about Marina's delicious offerings.
This is definitely a must try! MARINA Oyster Seafood Grill  "Grilled Blue Marlin". It was thick, fresh, delicious and healthy! I can still vividly recall the mouth watering 800 grams Perfectly Grilled Blue Marlin, we ordered. It was so huge and thick, it is actually bigger than my hands! Imagine that!
My friend Gab, always avail of  MARINA Oyster Seafood Grill's Breakfast Buffet Promo of  P169.00 with Free flowing coffee and juice, fruits saan ka pa?
Their dishes are not only fresh they're very delicious! I so love their fresh seafood offerings.
Many have also given a two thumbs-up for their platters mania giving group dining affairs the extra Ilonggo oomph.

So what are you waiting for? Schedule your visit to any of  Marina  Oyster Seafood Grill Seven (7) Branches Now!

Timog cor. Panay-(02)332-41-74,
Paseo de Magallanes-(02)851-42-04,
Mall of Asia-(02)556-42-24,
SM Skygarden-(02)332-34-62 and
Market! Market!-(02)729-03-44

Breakfast Buffet are being offered in the following branches according to their FB Wall:

SM Mall of Asia Branch
Monday-Thursday from 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Friday-Sunday From 6:00 am to 10:00 am

SM Skygarden Branch

Monday-Sunday from 6:00 am to 10:00 am

Metrowalk Branch

Sunday-Thursday from 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Friday-Saturday from 6:00 am to 10:00 am

Monday, October 22, 2012

GARDENIA: Happy Bread Day!

GARDENIA: Happy Bread Day!
This is our daily Bread! My brother and I are Gardenia fanatics. We eat different Gardenia breads at home almost everyday. My favorite is the Gardenia Wheat Pandesal, my brother loves the Gardenia Wheat Bread.
We were luckily invited last Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Eastwood Mall to a fun-filled “Happy Bread Day” 2012 courtesy of Gardenia Philippines. It was a fun, fun Bread day!
We lined up first and registered for the Happy Bread Day event. 
Each of us were given a passport. After reading the mechanics of the Passport to the ultimate Bread experience we proceeded to the booths and had our passport stamped. One (1) booth is equivalent to one (1) stamp.
We got to taste test some Gardenia breads together with other product, like for example, a bite size of Bibbo hotdog pinned in a Gardenia Bread.
 The staff at the booth then stamped your passport. 
You get a souvenir / token after you visited the Gardenia Exhibit Booth and at least four (4) other booths.
I got a free eco bag.
 “Happy Bread Day Show” hosted by popular actress, host and dancer, Ms. Regine Tolentino.
There was also a special cooking demo featuring Chef Rosebud Benitez, former host of the well-loved cooking show “Quickfire,” together with actor and host Drew Arellano.
Various games and tricks was held for the enjoyment of kids and the kids-at-heart!

  “Happy Bread Day.”

For more about Gardenia Bakeries Philippines, Inc. and Happy Bread Day, visit

Gano Cordyceps : A health and energy booster for people on the go

Gano Cordyceps : A health and energy booster for people on the go

Trusted by athletes worldwide. Cordyceps , for people with an active lifestyle,may help enhance physical stamina and fight fatigue, promote healthy respiratory and lung function. It helps reduce bad cholesterol, blood sugar and increase good cholesterol. It may alleviate back and knee pains, and may have anti-aging value. It may also help alleviate sexual dysfunction in males.  

If your fast-paced lifestyle, sports-filled days, frequent partying and/or tedious work demands get you wondering where you’d get the next outburst of sustained energy, not to mention, aid to health, you now have the answer. (Or in certain cases, if your health condition prevents you from pursuing an active life, like some people interviewed with liver or some specific ailments, you may now have the answer.) A food supplement trusted by athletes worldwide, which occupies, in fact, a long history in the tradition of the Olympics, is now in the country through the trusted brand Gano Excel, distributed locally through Gano iTouch Phils. But Cordyceps is not only for the sporty and athletic people, it’s also for those of you who off and on feel that your energy is zapped but simply need to get going.

According to the Gano Excel Founder, Sir Leow Soon SengNutritious and safe to take, Cordyceps is an all-natural, organic capsule made out of an edible mushroom species named Cordyceps, which is used as herbal medicine. It is thus taken not only for energy and stamina, but also for good health.”

“Traditionally called Cordyceps Sinensis, which widely known and used in traditional Chinese medicine,it has been given names in both China and Japan: the Chinese call it ‘DongChongXiaCao’or DCXC, while the Japanese refer to it as ‘Tockukaso’, which means ‘winter-insect and summer-plant’.“

“It is as old as the Qing Dynasty of the 1700s and has been written about by noted Chinese scribes, as something made up of proteins, fibre, crude fats, carbohydrates, cordycepin, cordycepic acid, polysaccharide, and different vitamins, among others; it also increases oxygen utilization and enhances the production of ATP—Adenosine triphosphate, which transports chemical energy within the cell for metabolism,” he adds.

Other Gano Excel research findings about Cordyceps Sinensis: other bioactive components are nucleotides, needed to produce RNA and DNA; ergosterol, which is an important precursor of vitamin D2;amino acids which are protein building blocks; fatty acids, both saturated and unsaturated, which help in lowering blood lipids and protect from cardiovascular diseases; and metal elements, such as Zn, Mg, Mn, which are good for the gonads and kidney. This is verified by the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, which in 2008 stated that Cordyceps Sinensis has a protective effect on organs. From the said journal, one can gather that it deters liver fibrosis, hastens macrophage phagocytosis, and enhances the immune function of organisms with its strong capacity to clear the virus.”

What’s more, Cordyceps was found to boost the weak immune system and suppress overactive immune reaction. This is according The Journal of Leukocyte Biology Volume 85, June 2009. Several studies are available to conclude that Cordycyeps may help enhance physical stamina and fight fatigue, and may promote healthy respiratory and lung function. It helps reduce bad cholesterol and blood sugar and increase good cholesterol. It may alleviate back and knee pains, and may have anti-aging value. It may also help alleviate sexual dysfunction in males.

Sir Leow adds, “There are studies that indicate that Cordyceps has anticancer, anti-metastatic, immuno-enhancing, and antioxidant effects. This is according to Gene Bruno of the 2009 clinical trials MHS of Huntington College of Health Sciences, which support the efficacy of Cordyceps especially on the liver, kidney and the immune system.”

Bruno also made a statement on how Cordyceps aids in endurance. He cites the testimonial of eight female champion Chinese athletes, who vied in 1993 for a track distance event in the Stuttgard World Championships who broke several world records in 1993 in the Chinese National Games in Beijing and won a series of medals at the German World Athletic Championships. The athletes said in unison that they included Cordyceps in their diet along with intense training and dedication. There are now even Filipinos who have tried Cordyceps and will soon be giving testimonials on its efficacy.

Find out more about the Cordyceps food supplement by calling these numbers: (02) 7063152 and 7063137.  Read up on Gano iTouch corporate and product information by visiting their websites and for the international parent company Gano Excel International,

Press Release

MISS INTERNATIONAL 2012: Ikumi Yoshimatsu from Japan

MISS INTERNATIONAL 2012: Ikumi Yoshimatsu from Japan

The   24 year-old, Miss Japan Ikumi Yoshimatsu, was crowned Miss International 2012 at today's grand finale of the Miss International 2012 beauty pageant held at Okinawa Prefectural Budokan Arena Building, Naha, Okinawa, Japan.
Miss International 2012 final results:

- Miss International 2012: Miss Japan, Ikumi Yoshimatsu
- The first runner-up: Miss Finland, Viivi Suominen
- The second runner-up: Miss Sri Lanka, Madusha Mayadunne
- The third runner-up: Miss Dominican Republic, Melody Mir Jiménez
- The fourth runner-up: Miss Paraguay, Nicole Huber
Miss Japan Ikumi Yoshimatsu being crowned Miss International 2012
In November 2011 in Tokyo, Ikumi Yoshimatsu was crowned Miss International Japan 2012.She represented Japan in today's (October 21, 2012) beauty pageant. With the hometown advantage, she beats 68 contestants from around the world to be the first Japanese representative to ever win a Miss International title.

Top 15 of Miss International 2012:
- Miss Colombia, Melissa Varón
- Miss Brazil, Rafaela Butarelli
- Miss Japan, Ikumi Yoshimatsu
- Miss Sri Lanka, Madusha Mayadunne
- Miss Finland, Viivi Suominen
- Miss Namibia, Paulina Malulu
- Miss Venezuela, Blanca Aljibes
- Miss United Kingdom, Alize Lily Mounter
- Miss USA, Amanda Renee Delgado
- Miss Dominican Republic, Melody Mir Jiménez
- Miss Philippines, Nicole Cassandra Schmitz
- Miss Paraguay, Nicole Huber
- Miss Mexico, Jessica García Formenti
- Miss India, Rochelle Maria Rao
- Miss Haiti, Anedie Azael.

Special Awards:
- Miss JOICFP (Best Idea & Concept for Charity): Miss Haiti, Anedie Azael
- Miss Photogenic: Miss Japan, Ikumi Yoshimatsu
- Miss Internet: Miss Myanmar, Nang Khin Zay Yar
- Miss National Costume: Miss Honduras, Nicole Velasquez
- Miss Talent (Performance): Miss Russia, Ekaterina Meglinskaia
- Miss Friendship: Miss Mauritius, Ameeksha Dilchand.

Miss International 2012 has 69 contestants.
HEIGHT                           170 cm
 HOME TOWN                Saga
 COUNTRY                      Japan
 AWARDS                       Miss International Japan 2012
MESSAGE of Yoshimatsu Ikumi on her official home page:
吉松 育美(Yoshimatsu Ikumi)

Birthday: 1987/6/21 Age.25
Blood type:O Height:170
B/W/H: 88/61/90 Shoes size 24.5cm

Hometown: 佐賀県鳥栖市
Hobby: ランニング、ヨガ、読書、映画鑑賞
Skil: 英会話

幼い頃から体を動かすことが大好きで、小学校から中学校までの6年間はバレーボールを、 高校では陸上部で 100m ハードルと走り高跳びを得意種目としていました。 現在でもランニングが生活の一部となっており健康美が目標です。

オリンピック出場の夢を果たすことが出来なかった父の夢を果たすため、 私が父の代わりに世界を目指すようになりました。 世界の架け橋になれるようなグローバルな女性になりたいと思います。

今後はミスインターナショナル 2012 日本代表として、 得意の英語を生かしてチャリティー活動や国際交流に参加させて頂いたり、 大好きなスポーツを通じて健康的な美しさを世の中にアピールしていきたいと考えています。

I have always enjoyed exercising since I was young; I practiced volleyball for 6 years during my elementary and secondary school, and also was a member of the track and field team during my high school years where I excelled in the 100MH and the high jump category.

Even now, running is a great part of my everyday life, therefore I am confident of my healthy beauty.

The reason why I stand before you and the world today is because I am here representing on behalf of my father.My father’s dream was to somehow participate on a global stage. He dedicated his life training to become an Olympic athlete.

I would like to represent Japan as Miss International 2012 by participating in international cultural exchanges and charity activities, and by bringing awareness to the world my love for a healthy beautiful life through sports.
                                                                                                                                                       HEIGHT                           170 cm 
HOME TOWN                Saga 
COUNTRY                      Japan 
AWARDS                       Miss International Japan 2012



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