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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

BIGBY'S: CDO's Premier Café & Restaurant


BIGBY'S: CDO's Premier Café & Restaurant


Whenever you are in Cagayan De Oro City, don't you dare miss Bigby's to-die-for Cookies ‘N Caramel Cheesecake (Php 199)! It is one of the excellent cheesecakes I ever tried! It has a very refined texture, light and melting, not too sweet and yet so yummy! It is topped with cookie bits, which is an American twist on the European pastry crust. The caramel swirl sauce gives the cheesecake an extra oomph! Highly recommended! Rating: Five fingers out of five. Mapa-pa-appear kayo sa sarap!
For the taste teasers, we had Tijuana Quesadillas. Pan-grilled Tortillas with garlic and cheese stuffings. 1/2 order is only Php 99.00
Tiki Wacky Chicken Salad: Php 295.00. A chunky salad treat with tomatoes, yellow mango, grapes, walnuts, cheese, croutons and creamy chicken salad on top of romaine lettuce.

 
Fire-grilled Boomerang shrimp Go-lite: Php 285.00
Uncle Sam's Roast Beef. Slow Roasted U.S. Beef served with pan gravy: Php 290.00
 
Rack-A-Bye Baby Back Ribs: Php 399. Oh la la! Finger-licking goodness of tender smoky barbecued pork ribs. Super sa sarap ang barbecue sauce nila. Ang sarap!
 
Bigby's Quality Food Corporation was conceptualized in 1998 by 3 friends who created Bigby's Cafe and Restaurant. 
 Refined food with great atmosphere. 
Bigby's Cafe first opened in December 8, 1998 at #89 Hayes St., Cagayan de Oro City. Bigby's revolutionized dining habits of Cagay-anons by offering a variety of internationally-famous food with big servings at very competitive prices in a family-friendly atmosphere. 
It tested Cebu market by opening a 2nd branch at the Ayala Entertainment Center, Cebu City on August 16, 2001.
It opened it's 3rd branch at the SM Cagayan de Oro Mall on August 4, 2003 and launched franchising program in 2004 by opening in Gaisano City Mall Bacolod City on May 2004 and SM City Davao on June 2004. 
The first store was relocated to Rosario Strip, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City on April 26, 2005. Bigby's opened a 3rd franchise at SM Bacolod on May 16, 200. It opened a 4th branch at SM North Wing, Cebu City on February 8, 2008 and opened a 4th franchise at Metro Lifestyle Center, Torres-Jacinto Extension, Davao City on August 8, 2008 and it just opened it's new branch at Centrio Ayala Mall in Cagayan de Oro City last November 9, 2012.

By the way, Bigby's Quality Food Corporation is also the owner of Missy Bon Bon breadshop which started as a kiosk located at Robinsons Mall Cagayan de Oro on December 4, 2009. Missy Bon Bon opened its full store on April 16, 2010.



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

MISSY BON BON BREADSHOP: CDO's Bread and Gelato Haven


MISSY BON BON BREADSHOP: CDO's Bread and Gelato Haven
 
We were walking inside the newly opened Ayala Centrio Mall in Cagayan De Oro when we chanced upon a very refreshing restaurant.  It is just inside Bigby's restaurant. There's a long line of customers buying gelato. This got me curious, so I went inside and had taste samples of their gelato. I super like their peanut butter gelato! Only Php 55.00 per cup.
 
I learned that Chef Anne, who is among the first batch of CCA graduates 15 years ago and one of the partners of Missy Bon Bon, studied in the South of Italy just to learn gelato making. Gelato is made with milk, sometimes skim-milk as opposed to cream which gives Gelato a much lower milk fat content. Less milk fat allows the flavors of Gelato to really stand out compared to the more blended flavors of Ice Cream. They buy cow's milk from local farmers in Bukidnon to support the local industry in Mindanao.
A box of 6 pieces Delicious Bread Pastel costs only Php 70.00

This cute bottle of distilled water costs Php 35.00 only.
On the lookout for a local restaurant in CDO? Then never miss to try the gelato, breads and pastries at Missy Bon Bon.

 
Their on-going promo of Buy 1 take 1 on selected breads and pastries is a winner! How I wish they have a branch here in Metro Manila.
  



ZEN INSTITUTE: Skin and Body Center Opens in Batangas


ZEN INSTITUTE: Skin and Body Center Opens in Batangas
"Some guys say beauty is only skin deep. But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain. The initial contact has to be the sniffing." - James Caan

Here is a piece of good news to Southern residents! “Skin and Body Center” by Zen Institute opens first branch outside the metro. You no longer need to drive all the way to Manila just to have your beauty fix.

The chance to be physically transformed inside and out has come of age south of Manila. The Zen Institute has reached out to the province of Batangas located at St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Maharlika Hi- way, Brgy. 2, Sto. Tomas, Batangas. This is the first ever Zen branch outside the metro.

The newly opened medical spa “ Skin and Body Center”, managed by the Zen Institute, reflects the kind of inspiration evoked by its guiding philosophy : “Elegance in its simplicity” where true beauty rises from the inner well-being. True to the ambience that permeates all centers of the Zen Institute—the main one in Bonifacio Global City, Hotel Sofitel branch, and another one at Sct. Rallos, Quezon City—“Skin and Body Center managed by Zen Institute also combines a sense of creativity, taste and aesthetics, in the pursuit of perfect health that creates perfect beauty through non-invasive and non-surgical treatments.

Zen founding president, Dr. Mary Jane “MJ” Torres, shared, “The need to reach out to the rest of the Filipinos, all over the country and the world in the promotion of total health, wellness and beauty without the risk of surgery. This is the primary purpose of the birth of this new Skin and Body Center.”

Men and women of all ages from south of Metro Manila who want to attain a beautiful face and body now no longer need to go to Manila for various non-invasive expert services like skin pampering treatment, facial contour, and anti-aging treatment, body sculpting with weight management, and hair revitalizing treatment, among others.

Dr. MJ revealed that the different treatments are all based on a medical protocol. “Skin and Body Center” by Zen creates a program protocol to assist its clients to live a healthy lifestyle through personal coaching. The Center seeks to deliver effective and immediate solutions for stress-induced conditions like muscle pain, weight management, sun-damaged skin, aged-spots, anti-aging —all these through non-surgical means and some breakthrough solutions tested in more advanced countries and here.”

The Skin and Body Center by Zen Institute is one solid statement that soon it will be able to realize and complete its dream of crafting perfection as it reaches out to every Filipino wherever they are… and whoever they are.” 


“As the essence of the ‘Zen’ concept: Perfection comes from harmony and flow, a natural consequence of a healthy lifestyle,” Dr. MJ ended.


SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA: Job Fair


SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA: Job Fair 
Come One! Come All! Join the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Job Fair tomorrow, November 14, 2012 and jump start your career in a 5 star luxury hotel!


Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is looking to fill in the following positions:
  • Front Office Agent
  • One Call Service Agent
  • Storekeeper
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Japanese Guest Relations Officer
  • Korean Guest Relations Officer
  • Wellness Consultant – for our Natura Wellness Center (Latest facility in the hotel)
  • Nurses – for our Natura Wellness Center (Latest facility in the hotel)
  • Receptionists – for our Natura Wellness Center (Latest facility in the hotel)
Sofitel Manila welcomes fresh graduates. Hotel & Restaurant Management graduates are preferred. No experience required.


This is your exciting chance, so shine and be recognized! 
Be at the Davao Function Room for the 9:00am registration. Bring an updated resume and wear corporate attire.


Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is located at CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines


GRUDGE: Reason to A Murder


GRUDGE: Reason to A Murder
Attention: Rumor Mongers, Gossip-mongers and to all those who love to spread false rumors and scandals.

A grudge over a supposed rumor led to the murder of model and TV talent Julie Ann Rodelas, the Quezon City Police District's Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit said Sunday.
QCPD-CIDU head Chief Inspector Rodelio Marcelo said this prompted them to tag Althea Altamirano and her boyfriend Fernando Quiambao Jr.  as the masterminds.

In an interview with Althea, she said she is mad at the victim Julie Ann for spreading false rumor against her person and she told her boyfriend Fernando Quiambao about this. Quiambao then told Althea that he'll teach Julie Ann a lesson.


Althea Altamirano admitted that she wanted to teach fellow model Julie Ann Rodelas "a lesson" for talking behind her back and spreading rumors about her having two kids. But she said she never knew that her boyfriend would take this to the extreme by allegedly arranging Rodelas' death.
May this serve as a lesson to all rumor-mongers, gossip-mongers,  gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumourmonger, gossip communicator ,cat - a spiteful woman gossip; "what a cat she is!", scandalmonger - a person who spreads malicious gossip, blabbermouth, talebearer, taleteller, tattler, tattletale, telltale - someone who gossips indiscreetly, yenta.

We do not condone killing anyone who spread false rumors against you or your loved ones. There are other options for you. Just consult a lawyer. You can file a case against rumor-mongers. It can be oral defamation, libel or slander.


THE FRIENDS OF WOODROSE: Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale


THE FRIENDS OF WOODROSE: Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale
 Hear ye! Hear ye! To all bargain hunters, family and friends!

Mark your calendars! The Friends of Woodrose Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale will be happening on Nov. 14-18, 2012 at Paref Woodrose School in Ayala Alabang Village. Score great deals from international brands like:
  •  XOXO
  •  101 New York
  •  Toys R Us 
  •  and many more.
 Everyone is welcome to shop till you drop. See you there! #parefwoodroseschool


Saturday, November 10, 2012

MANDA CENTRALE: Arrives in Mandaluyong and Pasig


MANDA CENTRALE: Arrives in Mandaluyong and Pasig
Good News to all Foodies out there! THE MERCATO CENTRALE EXPERIENCE COMES TO MANDALUYONG CITY!

From the same organizers of the popular Mercato Centrale night food market in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig comes MANDA CENTRALE, the night food market and bazaar in the heart of Mandaluyong! 


MANDA CENTRALE is located at the Mayflower Parking area, Greenfield District (formerly EDSA Central), in front of Greenfield Corporate Center, 88 United Street, MandaluyongCity (near the corner of EDSA and Shaw Boulevard).
 

MANDA CENTRALE brings together your favorite Mercato Centrale vendors like:
  • Carlos Kitchen’s Crunchy Belly
  • Lu Chi’s Mega Pork Siomai
  • Edgy’s Food Trip and Drinks
  • Big Bob’s Charcoal-Grilled Burgers
  • Piper’s Pan’s cakes 
  • Mio Gelati’s premium ice cream.
Along with new and innovative food, drink, pastry and dessert finds like:
  • Moshi Moshi’s authentic Japanese food
  • B. Wings Buffalo Chicken
  • Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza
  • Let’s Salsa’s Mexican inspired dishes
  • Miss Sweets Cupcakes
  • PAJ Grill’s inihaw na liempo
  • Panchados oversized pandesal with savory beef mechado.  
 

“We are very excited to be share the Mercato night food market experience with our friends from Pasig and Mandaluyong!” shares Anton Diaz, co-organizer of MANDA CENTRALE and also the popular food and travel blogger behind www.OurAwesomePlanet.com. “Mercato has always wanted to serve this bustling foodie area, but we were just waiting for the right location for the night food market. We think that the Greenfield District area is a perfect location because it is in the heart of Mandaluyong where we can serve not only those who live and work in the area, but also those who commute or drive down EDSA Northbound after work. This is a great place for a well-deserved foodie break!”
 

 

 

“We are on the lookout for up-and-coming food entrepreneurs who live in the area, and we want to give them an opportunity to shine in the market.” Adds television host and magazine editor RJ Ledesma, the other co-organizer of MANDA CENTRALE. “Among the entrepreneurs we look forward to are the students from the nearby colleges and universities along with the Pasig and Mandauyong-based homemakers, cooks, chefs and bakers who want to share their dishes with fellow food enthusiasts.”

On top of the variety of food choices, MANDA CENTRALE marketgoers can also enjoy live acoustic performances and monthly bazaars.


Manda Centrale at Mayflower Parking Area, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong is open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 6:00pm to 3:00 am. For updates on the newest vendors and activities at Manda Centrale, please like www.Facebook.com/MandaCentrale or follow @MandaCentrale. For vendor or bazaar inquiries at MANDA CENTRALE, please email admin@mandacentrale.com or contact 09178401152. Please get in touch with us soonest as slots are limited.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

OBAMA WINS: Victory for the Democrats


OBAMA WINS: Victory for the Democrats

Congratulations to US President Barack Obama!  

Born Barack Hussein Obama in Honolulu, Hawaii, President Barack Obama wins a second term, defeating Mitt Romney despite dissatisfaction with the US economy.


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