Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Unilever Food Solutions' First-ever Funlasang Pinoy Twist Fest

Hey Everyone!

Last August 26, the first-ever Funlasang Pinoy Twist Fest competition by Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) Philippines was held at Eastwood City. After a rigorous selection among 160 mouthwatering recipes of different Filipino dishes with a twist, only nine chefs and cooks from across the country made it to this ultimate final round. The finalist chefs were challenged to deliver the best tasting and most innovative take on the classic Pinoy dishes with fun twists that will surely fuel the love of Pinoys for Filipino cuisine.


Here are the lists of the finalists chefs and their entry dishes;

Christian Lenard Lachenal - Baked Ox Tail Kaldereta
Miguel Valdez - Sisig Mashbombs
Fernando Joson - Sisig Parmigiana
Mel Adrian Tobias - Sinigang na Sisig
John Alouette Jugo - Grilled Sinigang and Sinigang Rice with Kangkobg fLakes
Jeane Cruz - Sisig Pasta with Salted Egg
Junrey Remiter - Kalderetang tinali sa Pancit
Danilo Puga - Octopus Sisig
Rossana Rosal - Shrimp Sinigang Fried Rice


At the end it was chef Chef Danilo Puga II who became the champion with his Octopus Sisig dish.


Aside from the grand cook -off, there were also some Consessionares present at the fest in a fair like setting, they're all offering a different variety of unique products, here are some of my faves;

Native Gourmet, their 'taba ng talangka' is to die for!

Sabaw Dumplings, which offers xiao long bao with pinoy twists, I was able to try their bulalo xiao long bao and it was so good.

Nieta, sells different kinds of calamansi preserves, my fave is the calamansi, mint and gin flavor.

Last but not the least is Crackle Chips, they offer different types of snacks like potato chips and chicharon, my fave are the salted egg flavored ones, who doesn't love salted egg anything right?

And that's it for today!
Hope you guys liked it,

'till next time!

XoXo,
Paula ;)





Friday, September 1, 2017

Wo-Nut opens 12th store at SM City North Edsa

Hey guys!

Last Saturday, August 26,2017, Wo-Nut opened their 12th store at SM City North Edsa foodcourt. Wo-nut is a unique product concept, and the first of its type here in the country, it's a waffle-donut hybrid, that's why it's called Wonut.

Here's a little history of Wo-nut, according to Sir Resty (President) and Ms.Anj (EVP) of Wo-nut corp, they conceptualized it way back 2014,  but they only started executing the business idea in 2015, now 2 years later they already have 12 existing stores in different key locations around the metro, and their target is to open 16 more before the year ends.

What's special about Wo-nut aside from their unique concept is that all the ingredients that they use are fresh and imported, that's a step up from your basic waffle or donut isn't!? And they don't just offer sweet flavors, they sell some savory wo-nut sandwiches as well.

Here are some pics from the opening of their SM North Edsa foodcourt Store;


Cutie patootie kids cutting the ribbon. :)

Of course a store opening will not be complete without the blessing.

A super fun Wo-nut eating contest for the first few tweens in line.

Look at those excited people waiting for the store to officially open.

They also gave away some free Wo-nuts to a few lucky customers who were at the start of the line.


And last but not the least, a photo of their best seller Wo-nut, Almond White.

And that's it for today!
I hope you guys liked it.

BTW if you want to have your own Wo-nut kiosk, they are looking for potential franchisees and you can have your own for as low as Php188K you can know more by following them on IG:@wonutcorp and fb.com/wonut.corp :)

'till next time!

XoXo,
Paula ;)






Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SM Hypermarket Street Food Festival 2017 Grand Launch

Hey Guys!

Last Wednesday, August 23 in SM Mall of Asia Music Hall I was at the Grand Launch of SM Hypermarkets' Street Food Festival 2017, it's a fair that features yummy  treats  and  food  stalls,  amazing  discounts,  must-have  promo packs,  irresistible  prizes  and  spectacular  celebrity  guests.

This is actually a series of events where SM  Hypermarket  brought together  the  country’s  top  brands  like  Unilever,  Nestle,  San  Miguel, CDO, Alaska,  Century,  Del  Monte,  Bounty  Fresh,  Farm  Fresh,  P&G,  Delimondo,  Monde, Selecta  Ice  Cream,  Federated,  Arcy,  Madison,  Sysu,  Sunnywood,  Sanicare,  and  Lamoiyan to bring  out  the  flavors  every  street  food  lover  is  craving  for.  Certified  delicious  food  places including  SM  Eats,  along  with  event  partners,  will  occupy  over  50  stalls  to  serve  local  favorites and  international  flavors.  There are cooking  demos  from  renowned  chefs  like  Chef  Boy Logro,  fun  games  with  exciting  prizes,  guest  performances,  and  must-see  celebrity appearances.

So if you missed this event worry no more cause they will be having a few road shows and a grand finale on the upcoming weeks;

SM  City  Clark  on  September  1-3,  
SM  Center  Muntinlupa  on  September  15-17, 
SM  City  Fairview  on  October  6-8,  
and  the  delectable  Grand Finale  on  October  20  at  SM Mall  of  Asia.

They will be also offering some discounted promo bundles on the mentioned dates in all SM Hypermarket stores:
  • Nestle– P36.50 savings with 3 250ml All-Purpose Cream with free 200g SM Bonus graham crackers
  • Maggi– P24.00 savings when you buy their bundle with 2pcs Maggi Magic Sarap, 300ml Maggi Soy Sauce, and 1 liter SM Bonus vinegar
  • CDO – Big savings with 2 pcs. regular or cheese Ulam Burger patties, Funtastyk Young Pork Tocino, and Skinless Longanisa.
  • Alaska – Buy 1 Take 1 when you buy 6 sachets of Alaska Sweetened Condensed Milk and save P30.00


If you're craving for isaw,  tenga,  calamares,  bbq,  betamax,  and  adidas?  How  about  burgers,  lumpiang toge,  half-long,  banana  cue,  goto,  tokwa’t  baboy,  kwek-kwek,  and  silogs, this is definitely the place to be!

Here are some pics me and of my faves from the fest :)

Ihaw-ihaw selection

Yakisoba from a japanese Streetfood stall

Fried Seafoods Selection

Unique Juice stall
 Aren't these jumbo Spam and Skippy mascot adorbs?

And last but not the least I had to have a pic with their special guest that day, Empoy Marquez. :)

And that's it for today!
I hope you guys liked it!

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula ;)



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Boost your Fitness Journey with the Sun Life Aquathlon

Hey guys!

Last Thursday, August 10, Sun Life held a press conference for the upcoming "Sun Life Aquathlon" 

Sun Life Financial Philiipines is eager to support the growing interest in multisport competitions and its bid to promote health and wellness among Filipinos, they will be hosting the first-ever Sun Life Aquathlon on September 17,2017.

BTW, for those who are not familiar with an aquathlon, it consists of a continuos, two-staged race involving swimming followed by running. Wow! that sounds more fun that your usual fun run, and it's something I would love to try if I have extra time for proper training. ;)


The Sun Life Aquathlon is designed to be the perfect race for the newbie who wishes to get his/her feet wet in multisport, while it gives the race-honed triathlete a variation in his/her training program.

There will be two(2) categories:
- The "Aqua Full" which features a 400-meter swim and a 5-km run.
- The "Aqua Lite" which consists of a 200-meter swim and a 3-km run.


Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer, Mylene Lopa started the program and talked about their mission to help Filipinos achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives, and the Sun Life Aquathlon.

Ms.Jaymie Pizarro was also there, she talked about GoWell, a wellness community created by Sun Life that promotes holistic wellness through a fit and active lifestyle, healthy eating, and living a balanced life.


A representative from the Sun Life Aquathlon Organizers,  Bike King Philippines, one of the country's trusted and leading multisport event organizers, explained to us the planned flow of the Aquathlon;

The race will kick off at the Makati Aqua Sports Arena (MASA), where aquathletes will start with the swim in the 50-meter long MASA pool, before heading to the transitionarea to don their running gear. After crossing the overpass that links MASA to the University of Makati (UMak), they will then complete the run in UMak's track, before finally making their way to the finish line.

Registration for the Sun Life Aquathlon opened last June 1 and will last until August 15 or until slots last. The Sun Life Aquathlon also gives participants in the "Aqua Full" category the chance to earn points for Bike King's annual campaign dubbed "Multisport Athlete of the Year" a series of awatds given to men and women who have excelled in Bike King's different multisport events.

The Sun Life Aquathlon is also supported by Speedo, Gatorade, Timex, and Gardenia.
To find out more about the event, visit http://bikekingphilippines.com/events_sunlife-aquathlon_event-details.html

And that's it for today guys!

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula ;)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Get Pampered and win a trip to London with Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa

Hey guys!

Pampering is one of my favorite types of relaxation, it's some sort of a reward that I give myself once a week, I'm always excited to go to my fave Nail Salon every weekend to get my nails done, and I'm even more excited now that I learned that my fave Nail Salon is giving away a surprise to one lucky client. :)



Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa pinned London as the perfect destination for relaxation and pampering with their “Escape to London” promo. 

“It is our top priority to provide the best and real pampering experience to our customers. We want to show how we value them and in an effort to show our appreciation and gratitude for their support and loyalty. Last year we gave out a Maldives getaway and this year, we are going further and treat 
them with a chance to win a free trip to the enchanting city of London” said Lorraine Baterina, Brand Manager of Nailaholics.

“By simply availing any of Nailaholics’ pampering packages starting from June 1 to September 30, 2017, a customer is entitled to a raffle entry for a chance to win a getaway vacation of 5 days and 4 nights to London for two” added Baterina.

It’s time to grab the chance to walk the streets of London with your mate in exchange of a genuine pampering experience. Watch out for more exciting and rewarding promotions from Nailaholics by visiting their
website at http://nailaholics.com/ and Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/nailaholics

And that's it gals, what are you waiting for!?' Go visit a Nailaholics branch near you and get pampered, you might be the lucky one who will win a trip to London!

'Till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ragnarok Online Philippines: Open Beta Testing is here!

Hey guys!

And hey to my fellow gamers specially fellow RO fans today is the day that we've all been waiting for!


After the original launch in 2003, millions of users in the Philippines alone flooded the game and its servers for more than a decade.

It has been two years of hiatus since it was out of the Philippines, publishing partners Electronics Extreme and ELITE officially announces that the OPEN BETA TEST (Commercial Launch) of the historical MMORPG Ragnarok Online Philippines will rise today, June 29, 2017 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

Ragnarok Online has been revolutionized while keeping the best loved aspects of the original. Aptly named Revo-classic, Electronics Extreme made massive improvements to the traditional game features and set a FREE-TO-PLAY / FREE-TO-WIN game model to maintain the game balance.

Job class updates (Class 2-2) will go live within six months after the OBT commercial launch and High Class 1-2 character jobs will be made available within one to two years.

All concerns about botting and other cheating software are going to be resolved with the collaboration with game security service, CheatDefender, assuring the gamers of the best game experience. 

In addition to the release of multiple maps and item mall, the game play is set to have an overabundance of exciting activities. The game has been optimized from carefully gathered feedback from gamers and fans to create the best experience for the well-loved classic.

THE NEW ERA OF THE LEGENDARY RAGNAROK ONLINE HAS RISEN.
What are you waiting for? REGISTER an account NOW.


For more updates and details, kindly check out their official website at https://ragnarokonline.com.ph or the official Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RagnarokOnline.com.ph/ or you can follow them on their Twitter page/Instagram at  @ragnarok ph

That's it guys!

'Till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)

Gravity Co. Ltd.

Gravity was established in April 2000, and listed on the NASDAQ as a global online game company. GRAVITY is widely known for its successful development of the internationally acclaimed MMORPG title, Ragnarok Online, and is also developing and servicing a full lineup of next-generation game titles including the sequel Ragnarok Online II, Requiem which will continue the success of Ragnarok Online in the years to come. Also, GRAVITY is strengthening its publishing business by providing a wide variety of renowned game titles to our users based on the company’s powerful global network. For more information visit www.gravity.co.kr


Electronics Extreme Ltd.

Electronics Extreme Ltd. is an online entertainment service provider founded in 2014 with the goal of becoming a leading gaming provider with a team of experienced gaming entrepreneurs and gamers who understand the needs of fellow gamers. It aims to implement our policy of selecting and launching quality games and creating a community of gamers, internet cafe operators and partners in businesses associated with the gaming industry such as resellers of prepaid cards, media in the gaming industry, internet data center, and internet service provider (ISP). For more information visit http://extreme.co.th


ELITE Global Sourcing Inc.

ELITE GLOBAL SOURCING (ELITE) is currently the Philippine publishing partner of Electronics Extreme Ltd., an online entertainment service provider based in Thailand. ELITE and Electronics Extreme’s first published game in the Philippines is the relaunched Ragnarok Online .ELITE is an international Game Management Solutions Provider based in the Philippines with its corporate headquarters located in the United States. Headquartered in California, ELITE and its predecessor have been in the Philippines and North America Gaming scenes for nearly a decade, as the premier Publishing, Operations and Marketing partner for Global Game Publishers in multiple genres ranging from Massively Multiplayer Online, First-Person Shooter, Web browser, Mobile, Social Network and Console games. Since then, the company has continued to build an impressive game portfolio with their extensive game industry knowledge and operational expertise. For more information visit http://elitegsl.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ragnarok Online Philippines: Closed Beta Testing will be live in a few hours!

Hey guys!

Calling all fellow gamers out there specially RO fans, here's an update about the upcoming relaunch of our fave MMORPG, I've mentioned in my last RO focused post, that the CBT launch is around mid June, here's an update and what you need to know about the CBT that will start today.


Ragnarok Online (RO), the most popular MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) in the Philippines which revolutionized the landscape of online gaming will once again open the gates of Rune Midgard.

We have been waiting for this day, when publishing partner companies Electronics Extreme Ltd., and ELITE, will begin its CLOSED BETA TEST, TODAY June 20, 2017, 3:00 pm. Henceforth, beta testers will get firsthand experience and involvement on this phase by helping the ROPH team in providing the best MMORPG experience.

During the Ragnarok Online’s Q & A Session, last May 12, 2017, Kamphee “Ken” Phiromwad, Managing Director of Electronics Extreme, and ELITE CEO Johnny Paek revealed some of the most awaited game details:

·         It will be protected by EasyDefender (Solid proof from Thailand), this improves the game experience with its anti-bot and cheat protection systems;
·         FREE TO WIN: All Key-items could be dropped in game. All you need is teamwork and assiduity. It will provide everything that gamers need to advance and thrive in-game;
·         An special Revo-Classic version of the game starting with the 2-1 class, with class 2-2 and high class expected within 6 months and 1-2 years, respectively;
·         The return of the demised Morroc Town;
·         Monsters will be back to their original spawn point and will ignore the level differences between players and monsters;
·         Guild Wars will be released within the first 3 weeks with Godly Items not be immediately available but will soon be released;
·         Customized events for the Philippines;
·         Revival of team competition through the Ragnarok World Championship; and
·         There will be 2 available servers in CBT, namely, Thor and Loki.

ELITE, ensures that there is a continuous improvement of game experience through gathering of data during and after CBT. There is also a 24/7 customer support that will be available to handle all concerns that the players may encounter.

*CBT Client ready for download on their official website.

THE NEW ERA OF THE LEGENDARY RAGNAROK ONLINE WILL RISE TODAY.
It is never too late, REGISTER an account NOW.

For more updates and details, kindly check out their official website at
https://ragnarokonline.com.ph or the official Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/RagnarokOnline.com.phor you can follow them on their Twitter page/Instagram at @ragnarok_ph

And that's it for today guys!

'Till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)

Gravity Co. Ltd.
Gravity was established in April 2000, and listed on the NASDAQ as a global online game company. GRAVITY is widely known for its successful development of the internationally acclaimed MMORPG title, Ragnarok Online, and is also developing and servicing a full lineup of next-generation game titles including the sequel Ragnarok Online II, Requiem which will continue the success of Ragnarok Online in the years to come. Also, GRAVITY is strengthening its publishing business by providing a wide variety of renowned game titles to our users based on the company’s powerful global network. For more information visit www.gravity.co.kr

Electronics Extreme Ltd.
Electronics Extreme Ltd. is an online entertainment service provider founded in 2014 with the goal of becoming a leading gaming provider with a team of experienced gaming entrepreneurs and gamers who understand the needs of fellow gamers. It aims to implement our policy of selecting and launching quality games and creating a community of gamers, internet cafe operators and partners in businesses associated with the gaming industry such as resellers of prepaid cards, media in the gaming industry, internet data center, and internet service provider (ISP). For more information visithttp://extreme.co.th

ELITE Global Sourcing Inc.
ELITE GLOBAL SOURCING (ELITE) is currently the Philippine publishing partner of Electronics Extreme Ltd., an online entertainment service provider based in Thailand. ELITE and Electronics Extreme’s first published game in the Philippines is the relaunched Ragnarok Online .ELITE is an international Game Management Solutions Provider based in the Philippines with its corporate headquarters located in the United States. Headquartered in California, ELITE and its predecessor have been in the Philippines and North America Gaming scenes for nearly a decade, as the premier Publishing, Operations and Marketing partner for Global Game Publishers in multiple genres ranging from Massively Multiplayer Online, First-Person Shooter, Web browser, Mobile, Social Network and Console games. Since then, the company has continued to build an impressive game portfolio with their extensive game industry knowledge and operational expertise. For more information visithttp://elitegsl.com