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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ristorante Bigoli's Breakfast buffet

Good news to all morning peeps and not! There is a new reason to start your new day out in Eastwood. Ristorantep Bigoli finally launched the Breakfast Buffet in their Eastwood branch for only 199 pesos only!

You can choose from their Italian specialties like their famous pastas and pizzas.

Breakfast lovers can indulge to their fried chicken, tapa and other meat dishes. And who does not love desserts like the fruit cocktail and dessert pizza. I like their stations with staff that will add smile to your day.

And for the breakfast favorites you can choose like pancakes, waffles and sandwiches. And for my kids, they can have options for eggs with a special section for omelettes or sunny-side up.

Bigoli Breakfast is available daily from 6-10AM and available in Eastwood branch only. Add 65 pesos for your unlimited drinks. For more updates like Ristorante Bigoli on facebook.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Bianca Gonzalez and 13 everyday drivers test road savvy and fuel efficiency skills on Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge

TV host Bianca Gonzalez and thirteen everyday drivers geared up to put their driving know-how to the test, as they drove from Bonifacio Global City to Batangas and back, in the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge.

Testing road savvy  and pushing fuel efficient driving skills of seven teams, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge taughtfourteen participants to drive smart and make good choices on and off the road to help manage life’s daily pressures.

“More than being a fuel efficiency competition, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge is our way of showing Filipino motorists how easy it is to be fuel efficient. All it takes are making a few simple changes to the way we drive and using the right fuel,” explained Anthony Lawrence Yam, Vice President for Retail of Pilipinas Shell.

Driving a total distance of 240 kilometers in the all new Ford EcoSport 1.5L Titanium, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge participants took on four challenges that tested their ability to be fuel efficient on the road. Making the Driving Challenge more of a learning experience for the participants is a special mentoring session on smarter driving behaviors by Shell Fuel Scientist Mae Ascan, the only Filipino among the over 200 Fuel Scientists in the world.

 “I am delighted to be part of the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge and show my fellow motorists that every driver can be fuel efficient,”said Bianca Gonzalez who was named Shell FuelSave Celebrity Driver of the Year after besting three other celebrities from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand during the final leg of the Shell FuelSave Celebrity Driving Challenge in February.

“I am not a driving enthusiast so I am amazed to know that making simple adjustments to the way I drive – such as driving smoothly, avoiding high speeds and planning my trips carefully as can go a long way in increasing my fuel efficiency,” Gonzalez added. “Of course, what makes the difference is choosing the right fuel.”
Demonstrating that fuel efficient driving can be done by all drivers, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge also challenged everyday drivers, including professional drivers, moms and young professionals, who all cannot take driving out of their daily routine and busy lives.

“It’s no secret that Filipino motorists are constantly balancing life’s pressures, making numerous decisions that impact their finances, their families and their future,” said Yam. “Ultimately, through the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge, we want to show everyday drivers that choosing the right fuel does not have to be a tough decision, and that Shell FuelSave is a good choice that they don’t have to think about.”

The Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge served as a prelude tothe results of the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Report –a nationwide study conducted by Pilipinas Shell to probe deeper into the range of decisions Filipino motorists make, the factors that affect these decisions, and how these impact the other aspect of their lives.

As Pilipinas Shell continues to celebrate 100 Years of Shell Companies in the Philippines, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge and the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Report are a testament to the company’s commitment to meet the evolving needs of its customers and provide quality products and services.

For more tips on fuel efficient driving, visit www.shell.com.ph/targetonemillion

My Destiny Finale

After airing of 16 weeks with a total of 80 episodes, My Destiny finale is on. My Destiny is a Filipino drama starring Carla Abellana, Tom Rodriguez in their lead roles, together with Sid Luceroand Rhian Ramos. It premiered last June 30, 2014 on GMA (Telebabad) Primetime Block.The series ended last October 17, 2014 with trending #MyDestinyFinale.

Last Thursday, we had our chance to visit Tom, Carla, Lorna and Al during their shooting at Dela Rosa's residence, Quezon city. We asked them on how they feel and what are the things they're gonna miss working with each others.

According to Carla, Malungkot syempre kasi it's another project na tatapusin namin, kailangang matapos. Kumbaga 'yung mga nakasanayan mong makasama, di mo na sila makikita uli or nang ganun kadalas.. di ka sure kung kelan mo sila ulit makakatrabaho. Mami-miss namin silang lahat. Mamimiss namin ang isa't-isa. 

Tom shared that they will missed their kulitan moments on the set.

According to Al Tantay, he will miss most about the food on the set, especially "Yobob" (pa-lechon) and he'll also miss Ms. Lorna (dahil maingay sya).  

According to Lorna, they also have "adlibs" during their taping which make their working relationship and ambiance more exciting.

We also asked them if they believe on Destiny; 

According to Tom, he believes in Destiny. Before, everything that has happened in my life, actually I don't believe, parang I was the farthest away. 'Yung mga coincidence and synchronicity, it never happened. and then you wake up one day, and you realized what's happening in your life, lahat ng magaganda, lahat ng pangit na nangyari, masasakit, it's all being instrumental to lead you up to that point na kung nasan ka man ngayon, na sobrang saya mo, everything is in place, everything's click, kung may isang bagay na hindi nangyari dati, na wala kang natutunang lesson dun, or hindi mo napagdaanan, hindi ka mapupunta dun ngayon o bakit nasa ibang lugar ka. So lahat yun, it's all meant to lead you to one place kung saan ka dapat eh. so I believe, yeah. It's even more prevalent in my life. I think I'm in the middle of my destiny."

For Carla,  "Ako naniniwala kasi may mga bagay sa buhay na hindi natin ma-explain, na magugulat na lang tayo kung papano nangyari 'yun, 'yung mga ganun, so may mga "meant to be." Yun yung mga bagay na di mo ma-explain na kahit labanan mo s'ya, dun at dun ka pa rin dadalhin. So there are some things na hindi natin ma-explain sa buhay, pero naniniwala ako sa destiny kasi kung ano 'yung dapat mangyari, mangyayari talaga. good man 'yan or bad, dadating ka doon."

And for the lessons that will learned from the show. "Kailangan kasi magsabi ka ng totoo eh. Kapag ang information na binibigay mo sa kapwa mo ay hindi totoo, ang babalik sa 'yo na reaction hindi rin totoo, so lalala nang lalala. Ganun 'yung nangyari eh," Al said, who plays Arnold, Grace and Joy's father.

Lorna also added, "Kahit gaano kasakit, sabihin na ang totoo. The earlier, the better."

According to Tom (Matthew), "The more you keep secrets, the more complicated things get. Parang naghukay ka ng sarili mong grave. It's a very nice lesson actually for the viewers to pick up kasi nakita nila kung ano ang posibleng mangyari if they keep up with that line of thinking. Kahit maganda ang intention mo, pero kung isisikreto mo pa rin, kasi minsan sinasabi natin na white lies will be okay, iba ang isusukling reaction kapag hindi niya alam ang totoo."

"Kasi may mga families na ganun in real life na they keep secrets from each other kasi natatakot sila baka masaktan. Mas tumatagal nang tumatagal, hinihintay pa nila kung kailan too late na para sabihin ang totoo. Sana umpisa pa lang, ginawa na nila." Carla answered.

My Destiny is really a big hits with all the lessons that viewers will get and to the casts that perfectly showed how Filipino family was. Congratulations to all the casts and staff of My Destiny.... Hoping for My Destiny part 2.

ILUSTRADO Ang Kauna-unahang Bayani Serye sa Philippine Primetime

Some people only know the stories of others tell them, but for the first time in Philippine television history, GMA News and Public Affairs brings one of the nation's heroes to a new light - one that portrays him as human, someone people could understand, and most of all, love once again.

Ilustrado takes a step back and shows the man that embodied the positive qualities that Filipinos aim to be. The series showcases Jose Rizal's journey from his childhood, his colourful travels in Europe, his adventures in love, and most of all - the sacrifices he made for the love of his country.

What makes this series interesting is the incorporation of a variety of fictional characters that assist in highlighting and bring more life into the original storyline, making it more beautiful than it already is; for what is the hero without a villain? Though they are fictional, they are just as real as humans can be: capable of hurting other people, but at the same time showing that even people born into bad circumstances are worthy of redemption. That it is in the human spirit to learn and change for the good.

Top billing this momentous series is one of the most promising actors today, Alden Richards as Jose Rizal, Kylie Padilla as Leonor Rivera, together with Solenn Heussaff and Max Collins as her European lovers Nellie Bousted and Consuelo Ortiga. What gives the production an even higher quality is the presence of top–calibre actors including this year's Cinemalaya's best actress Eula Valdes playing the role of Rizal's mother Teodora Alonzo, three-time Urian best actress Jaclyn Jose as Conchita Monteverde, Ricardo Cepeda as Francisco Mercado, Freddie Webb as Don Jose Alberto, Polo Ravales as Venchito Monteverde, Mailes Kanapi as Donya Teodora Formoso, among others. 

Behind this production is the same team who made the award-winning series Katipunan, and is filmed using the sophisticated Arri Alexa camera, along with equally high-end lenses provided by CMB Film Services Inc. To achieve the grandeur of the 19th-century Europe that Jose Rizal knew and had adventures in, modern visual effects will be used to show the never forgotten decadence of the places where he completed his two most famous novels--the Noli Me Tangere, and El Filibusterismo.

Ilustrado, ang kauna-unahang bayani serye sa Philippine primetime is set to make history this October 2014 on GMA Telebabad. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mouthwatering Festivities at Marquee Mall’s Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival 2014

Calling all food-lovers!! You all now have reason to visit the province of Pampanga this month as MarQuee Mall, Ayala Malls’ premier destination for shopping, leisure and entertainment in the province, presents Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival on October 17- 19, 2014.

In partnership with Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry, Angeles Tourism Office, North Luzon Expressway, Bank of the Philippine Islands and the Lifestyle Network, Big Bite promises a three-day celebration of all things delicious for tourists, locals and foodies.

Cooking demos, food art, free food samples, live entertainment and more await festival goers. Visitors will also have a chance to see their favorite Lifestyle Network chefs, Chef Sandy Daza of Foodprints and the lively Chef Sharwin Tee of Curiosity Got the Chef up close as these masters share their culinary skills and talent through live cooking demonstrations.

Over 100 best and homegrown food merchants from Region I, II, III and the Cordillera Administrative Region are going to be featured at the food market.   From condiments, spices, to coffee and jams, to local favorites such as Ilocos empanada, bagnet, puto calasiao, there is something for every taste bud. Enjoy these foods or bring it home for pasalubong.

To celebrate the country’s growing street food scene, Big Bite offers a new aisle on the festival grounds that offer Street Food specials. These are the food delights that people flock to in every street corner, from ice scramble to strawberry taho, to binatog (boiled corn with grated coconut and salt), and sorbetes (local ice cream).

Kicking off with a marching band, fireworks and a giant sisig cook-off, the event also highlights Angeles City’s major contribution to Philippine cuisine - sisig. Hailed as the best pork dish by the New York Times, sisig has been celebrated in the province for more than 40 years.   Traditionally made of pork parts, mixed with spices, and served on a sizzling plate, sisig now comes in other delicious variants.

Art installations by award-winning visual artist Leeroy New and the Pampanga Arts Guild will be on display throughout the festival days.

The festival also comes with the Big Buffet promo, where MarQuee Mall shoppers can get free food samples for a minimum P1,000 purchase from any Marquee Mall merchant.

So, come and celebrate the biggest gastronomical festival in Marquee Mall’s Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival on October 17-19, 2014.

            For more information, contact (045) 304-0110 to 11. Like and follow MarQuee Mall’s social networking sites, Facebook: facebook.com/MarQueeMall, Twitter: @MarQueetweets, and instagram: @iloveMarQueemall.