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World Disco Soup Day

Catch the World Disco Soup Day at Enderun

Fill bellies instead of bins!

World Disco Soup Day 2018

World Disco Soup Day at Enderun Colleges

Soup and disco in one event? Interesting? You bet! LOL

Just what is Disco Soup Day?

Well, it’s a pop-up disco party where you eat and dance to FIGHT FOOD WASTE!

Yes, that’s right. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the links of the global Slow Food network from Uganda, Brazil to Netherlands, will join forces to collect food that would have otherwise been thrown into the bin; cutting and chopping with gusto, and cooking on a Protest Soup, as we fight food waste with a dance!

This year, Slow Food Manila, the Slow Food Youth, Enderun Colleges, Chefs, the Department of Agriculture, and volunteers (that includes you!) will collect, wash, clean, cut, and cook leftover food. We bring together students, teachers, children, seniors, chefs, the government and food activists in a gastronomic disco, to raise awareness and battle against food waste. We will also have DJs, singers, poets, artists, and an outdoor movie!

It’s going to be a big fun party for a cause actually!

But you can help prepare and hold the party as well. How? May we ask for your ugly vegetables, breads, or artisanal goods?

Aside from being there to chop to the beat, you can bring your food waste, any produce you might have otherwise thrown or sent to the dumpster. So, if you’d like to give us your food waste, please let us know where we can collect and who to get the bounty from on April 27, 2018. If you would rather send it to us on that day, please let us know. Kindly SMS to 0998-5999770 the following details:

Pick Up Where (or indicate if Dropping Off)
Contact Person
Mobile Number
Who Do We Thank?

The World Disco Soup Party will be at the Atrium of Enderun Colleges from 4:00PM to until you’re all fed up.

You are welcome to chop or even if you just want to know more about our current food system, and find ways to help change it.

And oh, bring cutlery (BYO plates, utensils, and cups). Should you wish to chop to the beat, don’t forget to bring knives, peelers, graters, and your dancing shoes!

Please save the date and join us!

For more info
Email slowfoodph@gmail.com
SMS Paula +63 998 599 9770 or Jam +63 917 830 9516

Facebook
Event pages: https://web.facebook.com/events/2114572192104409
https://www.facebook.com/events/942054409283400

Slow Food Manila
Slow Food Youth Network Philippines
Slow Food Youth Network

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@worlddiscosoupday
@slowfoodmanilaph
@slowfoodyouthnetwork

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authentic Japanese fare

Authentic Japanese Cuisine at Tachibana, Microtel Wyndham South Forbes

Tachibana Authentic Japanese Restaurant

at Microtel Wyndham, Silang, Cavite

Last Sunday, I went on a random trip to Sta. Rosa, Laguna to meet with my girlfriends. When we go to Nuvali area, there’s one place that we cannot not go: Tachibana Authentic Japanese Restaurant.

Tachibana has been serving its customers an authentic Japanese experience for more than a decade now. They started at the 2nd floor of Makati Palace Hotel in P. Burgos, Makati. Several years later they opened at Ventura Center, Sta.Rosa-Tagaytay Road, Don Jose, Santa Rosa. Then then last year, it opened another branch in Microtel by Wyndham in South Forbes, Silang, Cavite.

How would you know that a Japanese restaurant is serving authentic Japanese food and offering real Japanese experience?

If you see, many Japanese dining there.

That is Tachibana.

When you enter the restaurant, you feel right at home. Its cozy interiors make you marvel at the tiny details that give you a feel of Japanese culture.

IMG_5647 IMG_5645 IMG_5644 IMG_5649 IMG_5650 IMG_5655 IMG_5654 IMG_5653 IMG_5652 Interiors of Tachibana Authentic Japanese Restaurant

I am not a connoisseur for everything Japanese but all I know is that they serve delicious and they don’t scrimp on ingredients.

Oolong tea

Oolong tea

Hiyayakko

Hiyayakko (Cold Beancurd)

Shake Sio Yake

Shake Sio Yake (Grilled Salmon)

Mentaiko Yaki Onigiri

Mentaiko Yaki Onigiri (Japanese Rice with Fish Roe)

Tuna Sashimi

Tuna Sashimi

Miso Ramen

Miso Ramen

We also had Tonkatsu Ramen but we were not able to take a photo of it, ha ha!

Yaki Gyoza

Yaki Gyoza (Steamed Gyoza)

Takoyaki, Kani Mango Salad

Takoyaki, Kani Mango Salad

Kani Mango Salad

Kani Mango Salad

We finished off the food with this iced oolong tea spiked with whiskey. Yum!!!

Oolong tea with whiskey

Oolong tea with whiskey

Our Tachibana experience is always worth the trip!

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The Red Room at Marriott Café

It’s A 50 Shades Valentines at Marriott Manila

Anastacia Steel and Christian Grey come alive again as we celebrate love this Valentine’s at Marriott Manila!

Your relationship may go through 50 shades of love, respect and trust, come V-Day, yours should uniquely standout like the most controversial romance of Christian Grey and Anastacia Steele.

Again this year, Marriott Manila brilliantly adapted the best-selling novel trilogy by E.L. James into their Valentine specials to give you that daring, intimate and memorable affair.

Dinner for two with a view at The Deck, rooftop pool bar of Marriott West Wing

Dinner for two with a view at The Deck, rooftop pool bar of Marriott West Wing

Dine with your Mr. Grey
Like a true Mr. Grey, be on top of your game in a date under the stars at the hotel’s rooftop pool bar, The Deck. For Php 3,500++, have the most romantic 5-course dinner with a breathtaking cityscape view as your backdrop. Be ready to hear your own Ana Steele gush all night on every dish from appetizer to main course – that has a meat or seafood option, and until the dessert. It’s an absolute picture-perfect moment seen in movies.

U.S. Certified Angus Prime Rib eye with side dish at Cru Steakhouse

U.S. Certified Angus Prime Rib eye with side dish at Cru Steakhouse

Shots and Spanks cocktails at Cru Steakhouse and Greatroom

Shots and Spanks cocktails at Cru Steakhouse and Greatroom

Shots and Spanks cocktails at Cru Steakhouse and Greatroom 2

More shots and spanks cocktails at Cru Steakhouse and Greatroom

If a rooftop dinner is not your style, then be an old romantic with an intimate dinner at the multi-awarded Cru Steakhouse. Plush interiors, dim lighting, open kitchen with flaming grill and live music entertainment are few reasons why Cru Steakhouse is a favorite choice of couples. Sealing the deal, of course, is their exquisite menu of premium choices. Their bestsellers will surely captivate you such as U.S. Certified Angus Beefs in different cuts or a huge board with three varieties of steaks. Cru is also a good choice for healthy couples because of their Vegan menu, salads with organic vegetables and locally sourced seafood.

However, if you want an intensely satisfying treat, the buffet spreads at Marriott Café aims nothing but to please. Beyond the overflowing selections of international cuisines, fancy over tempting desserts in the “Red Room” – a delectable take on Grey’s playroom. It is filled with luscious varieties of chocolates, moist cakes, cookies, eclairs and macaroons. Buffet prices are Php 2,100 nett on lunch and Php 2,800 on dinner.

Make Me Blush smoothie

Make Me Blush smoothie

Sweet and Tasteful Fantasies
Swoon over decadent and sultry treats available the whole month of February. To get you right in the mood is the morning pick-me-up smoothie, Make Me Blush, made of fresh strawberries, watermelon and yoghurt. This Ana Steele inspired refreshment is only Php 275, available all day at Marriott Café Bakery. More lip-biting choices are also seen both at their Greatroom lobby lounge and Cru Steakhouse. Begging for attention is the Shots and Spanks drink list. Sip like Mr. Grey with their seductive cocktails in playful names like “My More”, “Cuff Love”, “Restrained”, and “Beseech Me”. Electric soundtracks from the movie will surround the lobby.

Premium Room with balcony

Premium Room with balcony

Valentine Room Package
Go big and go home to Marriott this season of love. Their Valentine Room Package starts at a special rate of Php 15,888++ for an overnight stay in Premium Room with balcony that looks over a vast golf course. More thrilling inclusions are 3-course in-room-dining dinner for two, bottle of wine, a guaranteed late check out of 3pm, and a bouquet of roses. Not to mention, other hotel facilities and wide range of dining options you can revel into.

Skip the “laters, baby”, and just freely celebrate love in so many ways at Marriott Manila. They made seats limited for an intimate affair so better make early reservations.

For reservations and inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on the hotel’s latest offerings, follow @manilamarriott at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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Nutri10Plus

Mommy Bloggers & Nutri10Plus Share the Love with Kids in Marawi

The Nutri10Plus Syrup Vitamin Blog Campaign

Mothers have a huge capacity to love and provide for their loved ones—and this often extends to people outside of family. So, when you involve mommies to collaborate for a cause, for sure, they’ll be on top of it.

That’s what happened in the collaboration with Werp and mommy bloggers.

During the moving up ceremony where Kaye Koo of SinagTala Foundation helped in disseminating the Nutri10Plus and DayCee vitamin pouches to the kids

During the moving up ceremony where Kaye Koo of SinagTala Foundation helped in disseminating the Nutri10Plus and DayCee vitamin pouches to the kids

In the effort to help our co-mommies and their children in the war-stricken village in Marawi, 100 Mommy bloggers from Mommy Bloggers Philippines community had collaborated to bring boxes of Nutri10Plus Syrup, DayCee Vitamin C Syrup and several toys, to a hundred kids in Marawi through SinagTala, a non-profit organization headed by Ms. Kaye Koo. SinagTala had been sending help to villages in Marawi since the war erupted and it had sheltered hundreds of children inside the Playroom which served as the mini-school and play area of the children.

Lanie Lluch & Kaye Koo

Lanie Lluch of Mommy Bloggers Philippines community with Kaye Koo of SinagTala Foundation during turnover of vitamins and toys

Assorted toys for the kids

Assorted toys for the kids

A collaborative effort of a hundred mommy bloggers and WERT

A collaborative effort of a hundred mommy bloggers and WERT to bring these vitamin pouches to the kids of Marawi

Nutri10Plus Syrup, a multivitamins packed with Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), Taurine, Lysine, Zinc and Vitamins C, A, D3 B1 and more, had been assisting mothers all around the Philippines in developing children with strong bodies, active brains and healthy appetite.

Through the Nutri10Plus Syrup, DAYZINC vitamins and toys, we wish to help uplift the children’s spirits and restore their health as they start on picking up the pieces of their lives as families.

Military officers distributing Nutri10Plus Syrup and DayCee

Military officers helped in distributing the Nutri10Plus Syrup and DayCee pouches to the kids

We all thank WERT for this campaign, Kaye Koo of SinagTala and all the staff who have helped in sending the vitamins to Marawi.

To learn more about the benefits of Nutri10Plus Syrup, check through their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Nutri10Plus/

We are grateful to the mommy bloggers who participated in campaign using their blogs to bring hundreds of pouches of Nutri10Plus Vitamins full of nutrition for the children in Marawi. Find out more about our lovely mommy bloggers and their experiences as they document their life journeys in their mommy blogs.

Lifestylebyabby.com
blissfulblooming.wordpress.com
zaineandi.com
acigirl.com
iwaydiaries.com
mommyafterwork.com
mrsenerodiaries.wordpress.com
entrepremom.info
artofbeingamom.com
mommysmaglife.com
themermaidinstilettos.com
joyfulmess.com
myworldmommyanna.com
Therollercoasterride.com
kikaysikat.com
aprilgarciaph.wordpress.com
jaymee.sajenes.com
sassycebuana.com
thebaginvestigator.com
esupermommy.com
thedreamermom.wordpress.com
acodeza.com
shopgirljen.com
mamaneesnest.com
themommachronicles.com
raisinghunter.com
theflowerduet.blogspot.com
momiberlin.com
themissusv.com
getbeauteous.com
celerhinaaubrey.com
livelifefullest.com
gracefulmusings.xyz
MaMeMiMommy.com
justjingsjournal.com
fullyhousewifed.com
clairesantiago.com
joeydragonlady.com
nocturnalmomtalks.wordpress.com
therebelsweetheart.com
triplejoys.com
amonthestreets.com
homeschoolerkib.blogspot.com
joygurtiza.com
thetravellingappetite.com
vivamanilena.blogspot.com
juvyann19.blogspot.com
r0ckstarm0mma.com
oneproudmomma.com
pinkheartstring.com
michiphotostory.com
touringkitty.com
petitemomma.com
nanaystrip.wordpress.com
ericayub.com
startermama.blogspot.com
nhengswonderland.net
glammamomma.com
allaroundmoms.com
babyneosmama.com
paintsandquills.wordpress.com
tweenselmom.com
rolledin2onemom.com
Gerilen.wordpress.com
Ontopoftheworldph.blogspot.com
chicmix.net
mommyqueenelizabeth.com
thekitchenmombydhess.com
cykaniki.com
tipidmommy.com
Lifeandloveofliz.blogspot.com
Mrschubsdiary.com
Pinionsandplumageoflove.blogspot.com
Mommyladyblogs.com
sayitnessie.wordpress.com
lallysreflections.com
allaroundpinaymama.com
Amomsnotebook.blogspot.com
dyosathemomma.com
musingsofasuzie.blogspot.com/
mrspcuyugan.com
mrswise.tk
shesthemom.com
trulyrichandblessed.com
mommyrackell.com
purpleplumfairy.com
mhownai.blogspot.com
journeyofthevees.wordpress.com
madeitthroughmum.blogspot.com
mum-writes.com
deliberatelymom.blogspot.com
mommydiaries.co
morenamom.com
migsandalaine.com
mytwinkletwinklestar.blogspot.com
whatyvonneloves.com
thesupermomma.com
lifeofque.com

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World Food Bazaar (WOFEX)

4 Days Till World Food Bazaar (WOFEX)

It’s four days to go till WOFEX 2017!

This year, you get to enjoy not only the food bazaar but also these exciting activities… and you get to give back to charity.

Christmas Caroling Competition at WOFEX 2017

Christmas Caroling Competition at WOFEX 2017

Singing Solo Competition at WOFEX 2017

Singing Solo Competition at WOFEX 2017

WOFEX 2017 Food Bazaar for JCIManila Golden Heart

WOFEX 2017 Food Bazaar for JCI Manila Golden Heart

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Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Pad Bares New Variant

Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Pad Bares New Variant

For the active woman who’s always on-the-go, a reliable pad that keeps them from leaks and irritations is a must. That’s why for the Jeunesse Anion pads millennial brand ambassador and tennis player Christine Patrimonio, nothing will stop her from achieving their goals whether at play or work during that time of the month. “Choosing the right pad for my daily activities is important in winning the daily grind of life. I love how it helps me feel fresh, worry-free and its five variants are everything I need throughout the whole phase of my period!” shares Christine.

Jeunesse Anion, the country’s first anion sanitary napkin and liner in the retail market, is introducing the all-new singles pad as its newest variant. Affordably priced at P8.50 per pad and comes in 24 pieces per box, it’s sleek and slim package is the ideal variant for light to medium flow. Designed to perfectly fit in the clutch, pouch, tote, and travel bags, the packaging is chic and lightweight so it’s convenient to slip anytime, anywhere!

Soft, cushy, and thin, Jeunesse Anion Pad holds the top spot for its highly-absorbent quality. Made of virgin and sterilized pulp cotton material to ensure its pristine-clean and bacteria-free property, it also boasts tried and tested features for maximum comfort during the red days: top cover made of special non-woven material for maximum comfort and softness, super-absorbent polymer for superior liquid protection, a specially-designed back adhesive to keep the pad securely in place, a side-leak guard that helps prevent strike-through leaks, breathable bottom layer to allow free flow of air, plus the health-enhancing anion strip that helps to reduce odor and bacteria build up.

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Locavore’s Executive Chef Mikel Francis Zaguirre and Raintree Restaurant’s Corporate Chef Kalel Chan

Doña Elena Olive Oil Kicks off the Chef Ambassador Series Campaign

Spanish-Style Balsamic Bangus Belly and Mojo Chicken

Raintree Restaurant Corporate Chef Kalel Chan’s Spanish-Style Balsamic Bangus Belly and Locavore’s Executive Chef Mikel Francis Zaguirre’s Mojo Chicken

Come Home to Home-cooked Meals

You know what makes home-cooked meals delicious? The way they are prepared and the ingredients used on them. You don’t scrimp on home-cooked meals, do you?

To share why a good meal is the heart of the home, the Philippines’ consistent no. 1 olive oil brand Doña Elena collaborated with two of the country’s culinary masters; Locavore’s Executive Chef Mikel Zaguirre and Raintree Restaurant’s Corporate Chef Kalel Chan in its debut of the Chef Ambassador Series campaign. The campaign aims to seek out those who are making waves in the culinary scene and are game changers in the industry.

As the primary user of this precious ingredient, chefs understand that a good quality olive oil is sacred. Highly versatile and suitable for a myriad of dishes, it’s also arguably one of the world’s healthiest oil, complete with full range of benefits. And for seasoned chefs Mikel and Kalel, it’s a small price to pay in perfecting the flavors of their recipes.

Locavore’s Executive Chef Mikel Francis Zaguirre and Raintree Restaurant’s Corporate Chef Kalel Chan

Locavore’s Executive Chef Mikel Francis Zaguirre and Raintree Restaurant’s Corporate Chef Kalel Chan

 

Cooking beyond borders with Chef Kalel.

In the kitchen from the age of seven and raised by a family of home cooks, he ensures his menu consists of ingredients that are sustainable and can be easily sourced out. His latest recipe for Doña Elena Olive Oil, for example, the the Spanish Style Balsamic Bangus Belly is not only something anyone can replicate at home, it’s also meant to encourage healthy home cooking on a regular basis. An infusion of Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil with a heaping serving of balsamic vinegar, the result is nothing short of delectable, punctuated with a slight kick of tang and a touch of sweetness that lingers in every bite.

Spanish-Style Balsamic Bangus Belly

Raintree Restaurant’s Corporate Chef Kalel Chan’s Spanish-Style Balsamic Bangus Belly

“Low fire cooking is the key to allow the ingredients to further concentrate its flavors, tenderize the meat, reduce shrinkage, and retain its form. Simple, satisfying and perfect for days or nights you need to serve something on the table in 30 minutes,” Chef Kalel explains.

Part of being a good cook starts with your ingredients, which Chef Kalel thinks is always the beginning. “The first Doña Elena product that I used was the olive oil because of its trusted quality. I like the fact that the brand took time to immerse itself in the Philippine market and understand the importance of blending it for the Filipino palate. It’s very accessible and the price is reasonable too!” Chef Kalel adds.

Chef Mikel’s recipes for success: Creativity and Excellence.

For instructor, restaurateur, and the main man behind the city’s latest obsession Locavore, Chef Mikel is a firm believer in keeping all elements of the dish intact. By this, he means his creations are gloriously imaginative but doesn’t whittle away the texture, balance of flavors, and presentation—which is very evident in his Mojo Chicken recipe. “I’d like to change the notion that roasting is intimidating, all it takes are few quality ingredients, the right amount of marination and cooking time to produce a chicken dish that’s crammed with flavors,” Chef Mikel attests.

Mojo Chicken

Locavore’s Executive Chef Mikel Francis Zaguirre’s Mojo Chicken

Not to be overlooked in the dish is its Mexican-inspired accompaniment, which evokes simple yet sophisticated flavors. “Chimichurri is a classic pair that’s bouncing with aromatic, garlicky taste with Doña Elena Extra Virgin Olive Oil as the main ingredient that binds. I recommend using mortar and pestle because there’s nothing like making your sauce by hand for a more flavorful result. It’s thick, chunky, and grainy that’s absolutely perfect for all things roasted and baked,” he adds.

Instead of using normal oil, Chef Mikel is partial with a healthier one, which is Doña Elena OIive Oil. “We use Doña Elena Olive oil in our restaurants. And I also encourage the ordinary consumers to use a healthy oil like Doña Elena Olive Oil for all of your cooking at home because it is your family that you are feeding. They deserve the best, all the time,” Mikel recommends.

Truly, the country has produced the finest chefs in the last decade, which could be the world’s greatest legends in no time. Doña Elena’s Chef Ambassador Series will feature techniques and personal recipes of the featured chefs that anyone can do at the comforts of their homes.

Johnles Paladio, Tina Redondo, Patricia Bolosan, Chef Mikel

GMA News TV’s Home Base cameraman Johnles Paladio; RX Plus segment producer Tina Redondo, Philippine Graphic account manager Patricia Bolosan and Locavore’s Executive Chef Mikel Francis Zaguirre

Julie Alegre, Angel Pascual, Chef Kalel, Edwin Pasamba

Philippine Star Writer Julie Alegre, GMA News TV’s Home Base segment producer Angel Pascual; Raintree Restaurant’s Corporate Chef Kalel Chan; GMA 7 Unang Hirit cameraman Edwin Pasamba

“We are much honored to have Chef Kalel and Chef Mikel for Doña Elena. We are proud of their accomplishments that marked the Philippines in the culinary map of the world. We are also confident that this initiative is a great way to connect with our consumers by introducing relatable dishes crafted by our very own local chefs, we hope that they’ll be inspired to create dishes with elevated flavors that the whole family will love,” says Fly Ace Group Category Manager for Oils Zen Prudentino.

Chef Mikel, Abbie Reyes, Ramon Daez

Locavore’s Executive Chef Mikel Francis Zaguirre; Fly Ace Assistant Vice President for Marketing, Abbie Ng-Reyes and General Manager Ramon Daez

Dona Elena Olive Oil offers a distinct set of characteristics and properties that is blended for the Filipino palate, making it the consistent No. 1 brand for more than a decade in the Philippine market. It is specifically grown and harvested in the Andalucía region of Spain to ensure outstanding quality of oil in every bottle.

“We are proud that Doña Elena continues to be the country’s most trusted brand for olive oil not just by our loyal consumers but even by today’s most renowned local chefs,” adds Abbie Ng-Reyes, Fly Ace Asst. Vice President for Marketing. “The overwhelming response from our consumers remain to inspire us to bring the best of the Mediterranean cuisine’s ingredients to the Filipino homes.”

Fly Ace Group with media

Fly Ace Group Category Manager Zen Prudentino; Fly Ace President Lucio Cochangco Jr.; Fly Ace General Manager Ramon Daez; interaksyon.com’s Raffy and Dolly Zulueta

group photo

Fly Ace President Lucio Cochangco Jr. with wife Ellen Cochanco, ourawesomeplanet.com’s Anton and Rachel Diaz; Anton and Rachel Diaz; Fly Ace General Manager Ramon Daez; Raintree Restaurant’s Corporate Chef Kalel Chan; Radio & TV Personality and Event’s Host Sam Oh; Fly Ace Corporation director Larry Cochanco and wife Ellen Cochanco; Fly Ace Assistant Vice President for Marketing Abbie Ng- Reyes; Fly Ace Group Category Manager Zen Prudentino; Locavore’s Executive Chef Mikel Francis Zaguirre

Doña Elena’s Chef Ambassador Series

At the launch of the Doña Elena’s Chef Ambassador Series

 Doña Elena’s Chef Ambassador Series

At the launch of the Doña Elena’s Chef Ambassador Series

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General Manager Bruce Winton and the kids of the Philippine School for the Deaf

Christmas at Marriott Hotel Manila

Marriott Executives and Travellers International President Kingson Sian

Marriott Executives and Travellers International President Kingson Sian(4th from left) with the kids of the Philippine School for the Deaf. Director of Finance Rosanna Lee, Director of Revenue Catherine Ona, General Manager Bruce Winton, Director of Food and Beverage Brendan Mahoney, Director of Marketing Cristina Carreon and Director of Engineering Marc Creencia

Christmas at Marriott has officially begun!

Marriott’s General Manager Bruce Winton, joined by some kids of their partner beneficiary Philippine School of the Deaf, lit up the stunning 20-ft high Christmas tree. It signaled the opening of the most wonderful time of the year in the hotel.

Main cast of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang musical

Main cast of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang musical: Yanah Laurel, Zoey Alvarade, Albert Silos and Gian Magdangal

The hotel’s annual tradition of welcoming the festive season with a Christmas Tree Lighting was a joyous occasion filled with dazzling surprises and treats. Opening the night is a performance from the main cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a must-see family musical at Resorts World Manila.

Colegio de Santa Rosa’s Himig Roseña

Colegio de Santa Rosa’s Himig Roseña

Setting the festive mood even higher are enchanting carols from Colegio de Santa Rosa’s Himig Roseña.

Aside from the decked and glittering exteriors and interiors, Marriott embodies the true spirit of Christmas which is all about giving. They launched their Spirit to Serve charity initiatives of raising funds for their partner foundation, Philippine School for the Deaf. Anyone can take part and be a Santa this season either from purchasing the “Billy’s Hat” for Php 400 each that comes in four different designs or indulging in their 6-course 12 Hands Menu for Php 3,500 at Cru Steakhouse.

Philippine School for the Deaf kids

Philippine School for the Deaf kids got their early gifts from Santa Claus

Celebrity friends and media guests came to join the exciting Tree-Lighting ceremony.

Llyod, Shamcey Supsup and daughter Nyke Lee with Marriott General Manager Bruce Winton

Llyod, Shamcey Supsup and daughter Nyke Lee with Marriott General Manager Bruce Winton

Angelu De Leon-Rivera and son Rafa with the Christmas squad

Angelu De Leon-Rivera and son Rafa with the Christmas squad

Michelle Garcia and Robby Carmona

Michelle Garcia and Robby Carmona

Director of Finance Rosanna Lee, Director of Event Booking Center Ferdie De Leon, Ryan Madamba and Director of Marketing Communications Michelle Garcia

Director of Finance Rosanna Lee, Director of Event Booking Center Ferdie De Leon, Ryan Madamba and Director of Marketing Communications Michelle Garcia

Yuki Tansengco, Michelle Garcia and Jamie Lao

Yuki Tansengco, Michelle Garcia, and Jamie Lao

Sam Oh with the Christmas Squad

Sam Oh with the Christmas Squad

Jeff Ong, Rhea Bue, Yuki Tansengco and Nick Higson

Jeff Ong, Rhea Bue, Yuki Tansengco and Nick Higson

Michelle Garcia, Tanguy Gras, Happy Andrada and Bruce Winton

Michelle Garcia, Tanguy Gras, Happy Andrada, and Bruce Winton

There’s no place like home for the holidays and Marriott Manila’s bunch of treats and wonders will surely make you feel at home. Mark those calendars, prepare the nice list and head over to the hotel for a spectacular holiday experience.

One of the highlights of the evening is the arrival of the life-sized gingerbread train at the lobby that carries delightful goodies and hampers that are now available for purchase.

Life-sized gingerbread train parked at the hotel lobby has all the perfect holiday gifts and goodies

The life-sized gingerbread train parked at the hotel lobby has all the perfect holiday gifts and goodies

For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 988-9999. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter and, @manilamarirott on Instagram and visit www.manilamarriott.com.

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WOFEX 2017 Food Bazaar in Time for the Holidays

WOFEX 2017

World Food Expo at SMX from December 20 to 23, 2017

Christmas time always means parties with family and friends, and that always means delicious food and more delicious food!

PEPTarsus Corp, the organizer of WOFEX, the biggest F&B event in the country, is finally
doing the show people have always clamoured for!

WOFEX Food Bazaar: it’s a new show but the same dependable brand and is happening just in time for the holidays from December 20 to 23, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center.

The Christmas season will definitely never be this delicious with its showcase of culinary fares
from all over the world, with its line-up of celebrity chefs, and unique food finds that will
undoubtedly please everyone’s inner foodie.

And because Christmas is the season of giving, the WOFEX Food Bazaar will have the following beneficiaries: Kerygma’s Tahanan ng Pagmamahal Orphanages and JCI Manila’s Golden Heart – Kids with Cerebral Palsy.

WOFEX Food Bazaar will also be holding the first Christmas Carol Contest for non-professional groups, and the WOFEX Singing Idol for individuals. Cash prizes and gifts are in stake for these exciting competitions.

Celebrate the holidays and enjoy good food, entertainment, and many raffle prizes at the
WOFEX Food Bazaar and make it a fun food shopping trip for the entire family.

For more information about the WOFEX Food Bazaar, please LIKE our Facebook page
www.facebook.com/WOFEX , email us at info@peptarsus.com or call us at (02)9297993.

Sunnies Café

A Quick Check on Sunnies Café

My college barkada, D, and I set our regular dinner meetup the other day. She suggested Sunnies Café at Bonifacio High Street.

I got excited because I have again a new place to check out. And boy, Sunnies Café didn’t disappoint me! As soon as I enter, I am greeted by a cool yellow mixed with nude colors, quite like sunshine actually, lol!

Of course, the clincher is the food. Well, the ones we ordered were superbly yummy, except for the matcha drink I got which I find lacking the matcha or green tea tangy flavor. I prefer a more umami-rich matcha.

SunniesCafe Matcha Milkshake

Sunnies Café Matcha Milkshake (P190) – green tea ice cream, matcha powder, rice krispies, whipped cream, malted milk

SunniesCafe Poke Quinoa

Salmon Poke Quinoa (P280) – spicy raw salmon, avocado, mixed greens, quinoa, pickled red onions, seaweed, citrus ponzu dressing

SunniesCafe Spicy Seafood Bowl

Rice Bowls – Spicy garlic butter seafood bowl (P270) – spicy garlic shrimp and calamari, cilantro lime rice, homemade pickles

SunniesCafe Crispy Tacos

Sunnies Café Crispy Tacos (P290) – asada steak, fried quail eggs, homemade crispy parmesan taco shells, cilantro cream sauce

My take: Highly recommended!  

OTS Highly Recommended

Sunnies Café
B3 Unit 748 Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City
(02) 949 2251

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