Friday, July 26, 2013

Manila Maki

Due to my consistent use of my perks with Enjoy Philippines, they gave me a reward which was a dinner at Manila Maki.

To see details of this look see previous post.

Was planning to get this but they said that the voucher given by Enjoy Phils cannot be used to it... Too bad their promo has ended but I can feel more promos will come just stay updated with them through their facebook page:

This is how the restaurant looks like inside and featuring my friend, Lawrence Castro who helped me take photos that day. (P.S. Thank you!) 

The lighting is quite dim for a restaurant or maybe they are really going for that ambiance. 

On the left is their house blend ice tea which tastes a lot like bori tea which is good and very oriental and on the right is a buko lychee shake which has this perfect blending of the two flavors without compromising the other. These are huge by the way.

This is their Miso Soup. All of their food here has a local twist and as for this one they made it quite sour with a hint of tamarind.

This is their Sisigdon.

Bon Bon Chicken. What made this more special for me is the mayo sauce they put in it, it just taste perfect to me. 

Veggiedon which consists of different vegetables with nori strips and crab meat strips.

A last! The Manila Maki's Manila Maki. It is topped with a fresh slice of tuna and the inside consists of Kani Salad and Nilasing na Hipon. This is one of their house specialty and you can try it for a very affordable price of 245php.

As you can see we had to take a doggy bag because we didn't get to finish everything that 1000php voucher given by Enjoy Philippines can order so basically they're servings are big and many, I should've invited one more, but oh well, I believe Lawrence and I had a really foodgasmic time here and we recommend it to you guys!

I would like to thank Enjoy Philippines and Manila Maki for this experience!


Venue: Manila Maki, G/F Elizabeth Place Condominuim 332 HV Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati
Photos by: Vergil Lloyd Chua

Captain of my Soul

Lately I am fascinated with the whole sailor kind of look, it gives me that ready-to-travel feel, well I am in fact always on-the-go wherever my friends would want me to be just as long as there will not be any financial constraints and my casual laziness every now and then.

Growing up I remember I used to watch the series One Tree Hill and there was an episode there where they quoted William Ernest Henley's Invictus. I instantly fell in love with the last two lines that goes "I am the Master of my Fate, I am the Captain of my Soul and with that it became one of my life's mantras.

Blue Cardigan (H.E. by Mango), Striped White Shirt (Giordano), White Full Length Pants (Uniqlo), Brown Laced Blue Shoes (Topman) and Bracelets (Aldo).


Venue: Greenbelt, Makati City
Photographed by: Paul Lawrence Castro

Friday, July 19, 2013

Giordano: Monsters University

I went to this awesome Giordano event and there were tons of things happening there that your kids would've enjoyed.
I am from the south but i went all the way to the north not to miss this and t'was worth it.

Kind of nostalgic for me as this is the kind of setting I have in my workplace.

Just a lil bit of DIY, to make this all you need to have is a flask, water, food coloring and some dry ice.

There are a lot of booths in the place where the kids and kids at heart can enjoy like this guitar hero inspired booth.

Check out more of their exciting games:

David Guison and Gerd Perez doing the Wii dance game.

Featuring "S" (Angeline (@the_lil_miss) Rodriguez' daughter). You and your kids could have enjoyed free body paints.

This is few of Giordano's new collection in lieu of the recent Monsters University.

With Angel, Gerd and Hezron.

Sean General, Arnie Villanueva, Ana Gonzales and Ava Zabat.

 It felt so nice to be a student again for a day!
Thank you Giordano and Havas PR Agatep!

Keep yourself updated with them through:


Venue: Trinoma Activity Center
Photos by: Vergil Lloyd Chua

Nokia ASHA

Just a month ago Nokia Launched the newest addition to the Asha Family, The Nokia Asha 501 Dual Sim. , the first smartphone built on the new Asha platform, will give people a cool fast and fun mobile experience.

Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM features high-end design that comes in different colors –initially in bright red, yellow & classic black, and later in white, bright green & cyan-, at a recommended retail price of PhP 4,490 (including VAT). It will be available in the Philippines starting today in the retail and coming soon with operators’ postpaid plans.
This smartphone features the durable and removable Nokia shell and a Gorilla Glass scratch-resistant three-inch capacitive touchscreen. Its unprecedented battery life keeps users connected with up to 26 days of standby time and up to 17 hours of talk time. These highlights make the Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM a great option for young people that really need to be connected on the go.
The Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM also comes with WLAN that easily connects to hotspots in malls, schools and at home. The built in Facebook and Twitter apps and the 3.2MP camera with 5-in-1 filters app enable creative posts and updates. It also comes with a 4GB memory card gives you lots of space to store pictures, videos & MP3 playlists, and you can easily upgrade to 32GB to save even more memories.
“Undoubtedly, the Nokia Asha 501 is a smartphone that combines an enticing design with performance and a totally new way to stay mobile with Fastlane”, highlighted Karel Holub, General Manager of Nokia in Philippines. “Its exclusive Fastlane view provides a timeline of activities and events in the recent past, present and near future. This innovative feature makes it easier to start where you left off and plan ahead with just a simple swipe”.

Adding Super Pocket value to the great design
Weighting only 98 grams, Nokia Asha 501 DS comes with Facebook, Twitter and The Weather Channel preloaded. Also there are many entertaining games like World Zoo, Fashion Icon, Little Big City, Real Football, Bubble Bash, preinstalled. And there are 40 free EA games available through the Nokia Gift app like Bejeweled,Tetris, Revolution FiFA, Sims 3, Need for Speed: Undercover and Plants vs. Zombies, among others. 
The Nokia Asha 501 also comes with the latest version of Nokia Xpress Browser. This Nokia exclusive browser enables faster and more affordable browsing by compressing web pages by up to 90%, even when multiple pages are open. The Nokia Xpress lets you surf further than other standard smartphone browsers.

With the innovative Fastlane, exclusive apps and games, as well as its cool and eye-popping design,  and affordability, Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM is truly a smartphone with a super pocket power. 
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