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Monday, May 7, 2012

Chef Hasset Go Bloggers Night


My brother and I were invited by Mark to Chef Hasset Go bloggers night at Il Mercanti last May 5, 2012. We were early for the event so we registered first before we took our seats. The program started with a welcome Remarks by Il Mercanti Marketing Manager Ms. Analou De Castro.
INTERMISSION BY BOYZ NEXT DOOR
LIVE DEMO - CHEF NANDO'S PAELLA (LOS HERMANOS) I so love his paella. I could taste the safron. So yummy!
With fellow blogger survivor Ms. Myrna and our new friend Chef.
CHEF HASSET GO is only 25 years old. He is a product of Heny Sison Culinary School. He owns MedChef Homemade Cakes and Pastries, Co-owner of Desserts Strip of Chef Maribel in Cagayan De Oro, Chef Instructor of Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro, One of the chefs behind Chefs and Foodservice Community of the Philippines, Global Excellence and People's Choice Awardee as an Outstanding Young Chef by Asia Pacific Awards

Chef Hasset Go Bloggers Night: The Il Mercanti Experience was very successful indeed.

Chef Hasset Go Bloggers Night: The Il Mercanti Experience is a project of http://www.mediactiv8.com/" target="_blank">Mediactiv8 Communications as part of the completion of Module 3 requirement at the http://www.digientrepreneur.com/" target="_blank">Ateneo-DigitalFilipino Certified Blog and Social Media Entrepreneur Program. This event was fully supported by http://www.chefhassetgo.com/" target="_blank">Chef Hasset Go of http://medchef.com.ph/" target="_blank">MedChefb>, http://www.digitalfilipino.com/" target="_blank">DigitalFilipino.com, http://www.ilmercanti.com/" target="_blank">Il Mercanti Food Bazaar and concessionaires, http://www.ceresjuices.com/" target="_blank">Federated Distributors, http://kingsue.com/" target="_blank">King Sue, http://www.themayakitchen.com/" target="_blank">The Maya Kitchen, http://www.puratos.com.ph/" target="_blank">Puratosb>, http://proworld-cic.com/" target="_blank">Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro, http://www.chefsgarb.com.ph/" target="_blank">Chef's Garb, http://www.theblounge.net/" target="_blank">The Blounge, Mr. Jayson Carlos ofhttp://www.naturespridephil.com/" target="_blank"> GUC, Mr. Jayson and Jamie Sy, Mr. Bert Sy, Mr. Eduardo Nabong of http://www.npsrealty.com.ph/about-philippine-real-estate-broker" target="_blank">Nabong Property Specialist and Mr. Gary Alan of Gary Alan Media.


Seven Men including Raymart Santiago ganged up on Ramon Tulfo


 See Raymart Santiago, Claudine Barreto vs. Ramon "Mon" Tulfo Brawl video here.

Screen shot from GMA7
 
Photo credit to Jenny

At least seven men, including actor Raymart Santiago and actress Claudine Barreto, ganged up on veteran TV host and Inquirer columnist Ramon "Mon" Tulfo , Sunday, May 6, 2012, at around eleven o' clock in the morning at NAIA3 Baggage Claim area..

The brawling incident occurred when Ramon "Mon" Tulfo took photos of Raymart Santiago’s wife, actress Claudine Baretto, “berating” a ground steward over a mishandled luggage.

Ramon "Mon" Tulfo said he arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 from Davao via a Cebu Pacific flight when he noticed a woman giving a ground staff of the budget airline a vicious dressing down.

Before the beating he received, Ramon "Mon" Tulfo's attention was caught by the ground stewardess who was on the verge of tears.

He said he initially sympathized with the woman after learning from onlookers she had been complaining of “an offloaded luggage,” which has been a subject of critical columns he wrote before. He did not recognize the woman as Claudine Baretto until he walked toward the airline’s complaints desk.

Tulfo pulled out his mobile phone and took photos of the scene, which he said would form part of a future column he intended to write, when a man from the actress’ group approached him.
The man, whom he later recognized as Baretto’s husband, Raymart Santiago, “demanded to get my phone which I used in taking shots,” the columnist said, adding he refused to surrender his phone.

Santiago continued to force Tulfo to give his phone to the actor when the latter’s companions came to his side, according to the columnist. Tulfo said he could not recall who threw the first punch because he was ganged up on.

He said he was hit at his blindside as the punches kept coming.

While trying to fight his way out, Tulfo said Baretto, who was nearby, repeatedly cursed him. He admitted that he might have hit the woman with a kick as he tried to fight back at his aggressors.
“This is the real persona of an actress who is always portrayed (in the movies) as a martyr,” he continued, as he pitied the ground staff of Cebu Pacific whom Baretto allegedly berated.
Tulfo said Baretto continued “cussing” him when they met for the second time at the airport police station. “I could only give her a smile as she fumed at me.”

At the same time, Tulfo denounced the NAIA security personnel and the airport police for failing to restrain Baretto’s party as they were restoring order in the area.

He said he already submitted himself to the authorities when they arrived and as they were sorting things out, “somebody lunged behind me and grabbed me by the neck.” The choking lasted a couple of seconds, and Tulfo said he could have passed out if it happened a few moments longer.

The police were preparing the paperwork for the charges Tulfo would be filing against the Santiago couple.                                                                                                                Source: Inquirer


Sunday, May 6, 2012

VIDEO OF CLAUDINE BARRETO, RAYMART SANTIAGO VS. MON TULFO'S AIRPORT FIGHT


Today, May 6, 2012,  a fight between Raymart Santiago Claudine Barreto vs. Journalist/ Host Ramon "Mon" Tulfo occurred around lunch time at the NAIA 3 airport. 
 Screen grab from GMA7
 Photo credits: Jenny Reyes (@jennyfreyes).

Here is the video of the controversial airport fight between celebrity Raymart Santiago Claudine Barreto vs. Journalist/ Host Ramon "Mon" Tulfo.





                                                                                            Video source youtube spamsafe


Catching iButterfly at SM North Edsa




Good news to everyone who uses smartphones. Now, you can catch ibutterflies at any participating SM Supermalls until June 30, 2012. This is a great and engaging new experience for everyone who owns an iphone, ipad, itouch and android smartphones.
 
What the heck is ibutterfly?

“I Butterfly”, is created by Tokyo Innovation that incorporates augmented reality, motion sensor, global positioning system and location based services.  

The SM iButterfly is an Augmented Reality Application on your IOS and Android mobile devices.
 
Yes, people! SM iButterfly is a new reality game that let the gamer capture iButterflies with the use of their iOS or Android mobile devices. All they need to do is download the application, install it to their phones, capture butterflies and redeem the prizes.
I am always fascinated with butterflies ever since I was a child. Even my best friend shared the same fascination towards butterflies! So imagine my happiness when I got invited to SM Ibutterfly launching last May 5, 2012.
Here is a simple guide on how to catch ibutterflies:
  1. Download the app by connecting to the free SM WIFI or the SM_iButterfly SSIS at the participating malls of SM another option is for you to use your phone’s 3G connection. Using your gadget, simply download the App via Google Play and App Store’s, just search for the iButterfly Asia App. 
  2. Once downloaded, open the App and start catching iButterflies. These turn into instant prizes. Simply claim your prize at participating mall stores.

It is definitely a unique way of enjoying promos from SM Supermalls tenant partners such as Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Forever 21, David’s Salon, Kenny Rogers, Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Chowking, Red Ribbon, Greenwich, Smart, BDO and Mc Donald’s!


 

iButterfly uses 3 technologies: 
  • Augmented Reality, for seeing the iButterflies in the real world
  • Motion Sensors for catching iButterflies using your phone 
  • and last but not the least is your phone’s Global Positioning System or GPS for finding where the iButterflies are.
visit www.smibutterfly.com for more information and application details
Listed here at www.smibutterfly.com/redeem.html are the coupons, discounts and freebies that you can catch.

Read the mechanics here to understand on how the game works
www.smibutterfly.com/mechanics.html

SM Supermalls simultaneously launch the iButterflies at the following SM Supermalls:
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North EDSA
  • SM City Fairview
  • SM Southmall, 
  • SM City Baguio
  • SM City Davao
  • SM City Cebu 
Catching iButterflies at SM Supermalls is a fun and entertaining mobile information and couponing experience when you are at an SM Mall!
For more information, you can visit SM Mall dedicated iButterfly website at: www.smibutterfly.com Download, catch and redeem now.

To everyone especially to my fellow butterfly enthusiasts let's start catching butterfly today until June 30, 2012.


HAPI iPad2 Promo Offer Has Been Extended!




iPad2 Promo Offer Has Been Extended!

The HOMESCHOOLING movement has been catching fire in the Philippines, especially in the past 3-4 years. Pioneering homeschooling families have produced children now excelling in conventional schools, in the workplace, and other areas.  These success stories and the growing interest in homeschooling among young Filipino families has been the spirit and inspiration behind HAPI’s flagship homeschooling event.

On May 19, HAPI will hold its 4th installment of the PHILIPPINE HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE 2012 in Ortigas Center.

With its chosen theme for the year, “Laying a strong foundation”, the main highlight for the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2012 is its key speaker, Ms. Debra Bell.  Ms. Bell is an active advocate of homeschooling, and the best-selling author of numerous published works on homeschooling, such as  best-selling author of the award-winning Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling (Apologia press).To read more on Ms. Debra Bell, click here.This will be, by far, the biggest homeschooling event in the country, as it welcomes attendees who are:
  • active homeschooling moms, dads, guardians and caregivers
  • aspiring homeschooling individuals
  • members of the academe who wish to learn about homeschooling teaching principles
  • members of the media
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE PHILIPPINE HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE 2012.


Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto round-by-round Review



Today, May 5, 2012 is the Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto fight and here is MMA Fighting round-by-round Review:

Round 1: Cotto stalking but so far eating small potshots here and there from Mayweather. Short uppercut from Mayweather lands. Shovel punch from Mayweather lands, but Cotto still stalking. Cotto fires off a three-punch combo, but still he's taken more shots than Mayweather. MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 in favor of Mayweather.

Round 2: Mayweather nearly gets thrown out of the ring, but they're separated now and Cotto still pressing forward. Mayweather ducks a right hand and now they're separated. Cotto crowding Mayweather and landing a few shots on the inside. Now a left hook for Cotto as Mayweather lays back against the ropes. Now Mayweather opening up a little. MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Cotto (19-19 overall).

Round 3: Cotto trying to close the distance and he's getting peppered with the jab by Mayweather plus a flush right hand. Cotto pressuring Mayweather against the ropes, but still hits mostly nothing but air. Now Mayweather finding gaps to land. Nice jab by Cotto. Mayweather with a straight right. Left jab again for Cotto. MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Mayweather (29-28 overall).

Round 4:
Several hard right hands from Mayweather find the mark in open space. Cotto tries to corner, but Mayweather won't be caught and lands a right hand of his own. Now Cotto doing a better job of cornering Mayweather, but not able to land much of anything. Cotto does manage to find some left hands while Mayweather is against the ropes, but he's still in control. MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Mayweather (39-37 overall).

Round 5: Cotto putting up a better fight than expected as again he's pressuring Mayweather into the ropes. Cotto trying to do body work, but a lot of it is being blocked and he eats a right hand. Cotto eats a few punches, but he's still pressuring forward on Mayweather. It's not clear how much he's landing. Nice left hook from Cotto. Now both fighters trading punches even if Mayweather's getting the better of it. MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Cotto (48-47 overall for Mayweather).

Round 6: Lunging leap for Cotto with a left and now a right. Cotto digs to the body and eats a right for his efforts. Nice jab from Cotto. Two nice jabs from Cotto have Mayweather bleeding. Left hook from Cotto at the last second lands. Cotto is able to find the jab, but now Mayweather is stalking. MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Cotto (57-57 overall for tie).

Round 7: Left hook to the body from Cotto to start the frame. Now a left hook for Mayweather. Cotto lands an uppercut on the inside. Short right finds the mark for Cotto. Cotto chasing Mayweather into the corner, but can't get it and Mayweather circles out. Mayweather landing much more this round. Cotto lands a left to the body, but that's probably Mayweather's round. MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Mayweather (67-66 overall for Mayweather).

Round 8: Cotto going back to the body and pressuring Mayweather into the ropes. Cotto's getting through a little bit now. Both fighters trading punches and Mayweather's off the ropes now. Both fighters trading left hooks in the center of the ring now. Cotto is almost bullying Mayweather now. Easy round for Cotto. MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Cotto (76-76 overall for the tie).

Round 9: Cotto still trying to pressure Mayweather into the ropes, but so far nothing doing. Mayweather lands a right. A lot of inside fighting as Cotto is trying to essentially push Mayweather into the ropes and is so far unsuccessful. Mayweather with a few short rights, but Cotto fires two hard lefts. Mayweather landing nice left uppercuts. MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Mayweather (86-85 overall for Mayweather).

Round 10: Cotto still trying to back him up and there's a lot more clinching this round. Mayweather is firing back with an overhand right, but eats a jab. Now fires his own jab. Close, close fight. Cotto with all the ring generalship here, but not landing any heavy shots. MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Mayweather (96-94 overall for Mayweather).

Round 11: Mayweather with a right straight to open the frame. Cotto leaping in to close distance and some of the shots are getting through. Cotto backing Mayweather into the ropes. Short left from Mayweather sneaks in against the ropes. Mayweather starting to get the better of this inside fighting. Nice left hook from Cotto. Mayweather finds two short rights. MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Mayweather (106-103 overall for Mayweather).

Round 12: And again, Cotto goes right back to the pressure. Now they're talking to each other. Mayweather punching his way out pressuring, but not doing so unscathed. Left hook ripped to the body by Cotto. Cotto got staggered by an uupercut and his legs wobbled. Mayweather fires off two more punches and now he's dancing. Cotto still pressing forward, however. Fight ends there. MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Mayweather (116-112 overall for Mayweather).                                      

New WBA and WBC diamond light middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather.                         
Source: MMA Fighting


Saturday, May 5, 2012

AQUA – the coolest event by the Manila Bay area's Manila Ocean Park.


Last April 28, 2012, everyone dressed up in his or her best summer fashion and had a fantastic time at Manila Ocean Park. AQUA – the coolest event by the Manila Bay area was presented by the Manila Ocean Park.
Bloggers, invited guests, tour operators, patrons, literally swim, party and groove the night away. Everyone had a fabulous time with the performances of top local bands Silent Sanctuary, Tanya Markova, Moonstar 88 and more. Guests had refreshing drinks at Liquid Pool Bar and Lounge and listen to the pulsating beats of house music and club DJ.  It is also the grand launch of Brand magazine - the newest hip publication in town.

If you visit Manila Ocean park, don't forget to check out over 5,000 breathtaking marine life species at the Oceanarium and marvel as you see live penguins for the first time in 
  • Trails to Antarctica. 
  • Meet adorable South American sealions in the Sealion Show 
  • and be mesmerized with graceful dancing fairies of the sea in Jellies Exhibit. 
  • At nighttime, a fusion of laser lights, water screens and other special effects are the highlights of the spectacular AQUA Musical Fountain Show.
AQUA was an event that we didn't  miss since this is the introduction of the latest technology to make Manila Ocean Park the first high-tech theme park in the country. The park has recently launched instant information download through mobile phone and other digital enhancements for guests' ease of access and convenience. We had availed of an e-wrist tag that lets us access Facebook and Twitter in real time. It automatically posted status updates and shared them to our friends while we're having fun in different attractions. Imagine how cool was that!

Ticket price is P300 inclusive of entrance to AQUA, 2 drinks and e-wrist tag and was sold at Manila Ocean Park. For details, visit www.manilaoceanpark.com or call 567-7777 loc. 151 and 155.

AQUA is presented by Ensogo Philippines, Flawless, Brand Magazine, 105.1 Crossover, Hotel H2o, Liquid Pool & Lounge, Zenyu Eco Spa, Makan Makan Asian Food Village and Quix!
For regular update, you may visit and like  Manila Ocean Park (Official) on facebook

 


HOW TO COMMUTE TO MANILA OCEAN PARK FROM MUNOZ, QUEZON CITY


It is summer vacation in the Philippines. That means that kids have plenty of time in their hands. So why don't you bring them to an educational tour at the MANILA OCEAN PARK?

Here is a simple guide on HOW TO COMMUTE TO MANILA OCEAN PARK FROM MUNOZ, QUEZON CITY.
  • Go to the Waltermart LRT station in Munoz, Quezon City.
  • Take the LRT to United Nations (UN) station. This will cost you Php 20.00 per person.
  • After you alight at the United Nations (UN) Avenue Station, go down the stairs located on your left (west) side.
  • Continue walking about one (1) block along Taft Avenue (follow the LRT track) until you get to Teodoro M. Kalaw St.
  • Turn left at Teodoro M. Kalaw St., and continue walking about 2-3 blocks until you get to Parade Avenue/ Quirino St. You will pass by the Department of Tourism, the National Library, Museo Pambata, Museo ng Maynila, Old Luneta and Rizal Park.
  • Turn right after Rizal Park/ Museo ng Maynila. You will then see Manila Ocean Park on your left behind the Quirino Grandstand.


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