Thursday, September 29, 2011

Inviting Everyone to The BIG Outlet & Travel Sale 2011!!!

Now enjoy all the best deals with the biggest brands plus Book & Buy and discounted rates on hotels, resorts and airfare! Buy everything you need for your next big getaway in this 3-day extravaganza! 

Where: The Megatent, 30 Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City (bet DepEd and Renaissance)

When: October 14-16, 2011, Friday-Sunday, 10am-9pm

What:  Up to 90% off on Select Merchandise + Book & Buy Promos from Resorts & Hotels
             Free Entrance to BPI Cardholders (with valid ID)
             Additional perks for BPI Express Credit Edge and Petron Mastercard holders!
             Hourly Raffle Draws for BPI Edge & Petron Mastercard holders
             Chance to win Sun Cellular post-paid line + Mobile Phones!

WHO: BPI Express Credit Edge, BPI Petron Mastercard and Malibu Enterprise

Travel Merchants: AirPhil Express, Microtel Philippines, The Tides Hotel Boracay, Movenpick Resort & Spa Cebu, Las Casas Filipinas, One Tagaytay Place, Hotel Elizabeth, Fersal Hotel, etc...

Brands: PowerMac Center, Ipanema, Levi's, Nike Golf, Dupe', Rudy Project, Crumpler, Cushe, Hush Puppies, Melissa, Adidas, Puma, Devant, Nike, Accel, Rustan Marketing Corp. Cutting Edge,  JA Henckels, Manny O Wines, Canopy Homes, Parker, Chocolate Clothing, Dockers, R.A.F., Plains & Prints, Guerlain, Grendha, Giordano Ladies, Pac Sports, Sebago, Targus, Switch, Digital Walker, Audio Technica, Ideal Vision, Speck, Slazenger, Maldita, and many many more!

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Stanhome World Philippines launches KIOTIS Paris

After introducing Europe’s best-selling home and family care brands and products to the Philippines last March, Stanhome World, Europe’s No. 1 direct selling home care company welcomes a new addition to its diverse product line: KIOTIS Paris.

KIOTIS Paris was created by Jacques Rocher, One of the top luxury beauty brands in France, son of French cosmetic mogul Yves Rocher. In line with Stanhome World Philippines’ celebration of beauty this September, KIOTIS was launched this month in all Service Centers nationwide.

Why will Filipinas love KIOTIS? The answer lies in the brand’s special ingredients – Essential Oils. Thanks to these concentrated drops of natural essence, KIOTIS products easily penetrate the skin and revitalize the senses. “Essential oils are unique because each drop contains multiple molecules that act together to soothe, soften or even repair the skin,” explains Stanhome World Philippines President Ina Quiogue. “They work faster than most active ingredients and target areas where the body needs help. Products with essential oils last all day and appeal to all the senses, making you feel good all over.”

KIOTIS Energizing

Iris in Love Eau de Parfum

La Créme Essentielle Face cream

KIOTIS Vitality

The KIOTIS products launched in September are Iris in Love Eau de Parfum, KIOTIS Energizing and KIOTIS Vitality aromatic rituals, and La Crème Essentielle face cream. Iris in Love is a rich, delicately elegant scent that gets its fragrance from the lovely Iris pallida, a special flower found in Italy’s Tuscan valley. KIOTIS Energizing and KIOTIS Vitality are two rich product lines composed of rejuvenating body lotions, revitalizing body sprays, and luxurious bath gels. KIOTIS Energizing awakens the well-being with the essences of mandarin, carrot and ginger, while KIOTIS Vitality boosts the senses with mint and lemon. Lastly, La Crème Essentielle is a refined face cream that stimulates and energizes the skin’s vital functions through the essences of rose and myrrh.

KIOTIS offers the best in aromatology and has three commitments: it uses 100% essential oils, its products contain no genetically modified plants or organisms, and all raw materials undergo strict efficacy and safety tests.

The launch of KIOTIS coincides with Stanhome’s celebration of 80 years of excellence worldwide. The company is part of Groupe Yves Rocher, a reputable group of brands supported by strong and authentic values, making it one of the biggest names in the European world of beauty.

For more information about KIOTIS and Stanhome World Philippines, visit the Stanhome World Philippines Facebook Fan Page, email or contact 091-STANHOME (0917-8264663). Products are now available through the Stanhome World Independent Supervisors (SIS).

Monday, September 26, 2011


There will be an upcoming NBA MADNESS on Sept. 28- Oct. 2, featuring NBA Legend Clyde Drexler and the Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blzers dance teams. NBA's interactive basketball fan event jointly organized by the NBA and Solar Entertainment.

NBA Madness is a free fan event featuring basketball clinics and games, including the Clyde Drexler Challenge, in which fans can compete against the NBA legend for prizes.  Drexler will give fans a unique insider perspective as he provides live commentary at viewing parties showing some of the NBA’s greatest games.  The event will also feature dance team performances, Asia Miles dance clinics, autograph sessions, and a video game corner featuring the newest NBA video game, NBA 2K12.  Fans can take part in the excitement of NBA Madness Philippines 2011 on Oct. 1 at the SM Southmall and Oct. 2 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

Official partners for NBA Madness Philippines 2011 include Asia Miles and Gatorade with media partners Basketball TV, Solar Sports, Studio 23 and NBA Premium TV also supporting the event. Venue partners are SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, SM City North Edsa, and SM Cinemas.

Drexler is a 10-time NBA All-Star and was voted in to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004.  He won an NBA championship with the Houston Rockets in 1995 and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.  Drexler was also a member of the storied ‘Dream Team’ that won an Olympic gold medal in 1992.

In addition to the mall events, the first-ever NBA Madness Team Spirit School Tour will bring two NBA dance teams to five schools in Manila to conduct free dance clinics for campus dance teams.  The dance teams will make school stops from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30 and will participate in the Search for the Team Spirit School Champion at the Team Spirit Festival at NBA Madness.

As part of NBA Cares, the NBA and the SM Foundation will also partner to conduct a Read To Achieve read and play session for 100 underprivileged kids from all over Metro Manila on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Skydome at SM City North EDSA.

The NBA legend and dancers will also make a stop at the Finals of the Coors Light NBA Pop-A-Shot Tour 2011, which takes place on Sept. 29 at the Metrowalk in Pasig City.

About the NBA
The NBA, founded in 1946, is a professional sports league and global business that features 30 teams in the United States and Canada.  During the 2010-11 season, NBA games will reach 215 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.  Official NBA rosters currently feature 83 players from 40 countries and territories.  NBA merchandise is sold in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. averages more than 26 million page views per day, with more than 50 percent of the site’s visitors coming from outside of North America.  The NBA is the No. 1 U.S. sports league on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, with the most fans, followers, and videos viewed on each, respectively.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

DENGUE - Prevent it, To stop it!

As rains and monsoon floods continue to submerge our roads and homes and cause stagnant pools of water to accumulate in our surroundings, the threat of DENGUE remains increasingly high.
The dreaded dengue mosquito (Aedes aegypti) thrives in stagnant pools of water in tanks, cans, empty bottles, tires and hollow vessels that are not cleaned every day. It attacks at daytime- especially during the two hours before sunrise and sunset. JUST ONE BITE CAN CAUSE DENGUE, and symptoms appear as early as 3 to 14 days after.

This is the AEDES AEGYPTI life cycle

Because its symptoms can be associated with other illnesses, thousands of dengue cases are oftentimes left untreated, and many result in death. The Department of Health (DOH) says dengue cases abound in suburban communities where junk shops, vulcanizing shops, tires on tops of roofs, backyard piggeries, and underdeveloped subdivisions become natural breeding grounds for AEDES AEGYPTI.

The Best cure against dengue is prevention, so Stanhome World, the No. 1 Direct Selling Home Care brand in Europe, shares some tips to prevent the dengue mosquito from bitting:

1.    Eliminate the mosquitoes’ breeding places.
Aedes mosquitoes don’t lay eggs on dirty water. Their favorite place to lay their eggs is in clean yet stagnant water, in moist and dark surroundings.  Discard water from jars, bottles, drums, auto tires, flower/plant pots, trash cans, coconut husks and other materials that collect rain or run-off water. Also, check the gutter and canals in your home and clean them thrice a week to remove water deposits.
 2.    Don’t give mosquitoes access to your home.
Don’t store water in an open container. Add screens to your windows and doors if you can. If you can’t, just make sure that doors and windows are closed especially during the day time.

 3.    Wear protective clothes
Long sleeved shirts or jackets, socks, long pants, and other apparel that will cover your skin to prevent mosquito bites are recommended during these Dengue Danger Days.

4.    Use insect repellent and other products that repel mosquitoes.
Insect repellents can prevent mosquitoes from touching or landing on your clothes or skin. The citronella plant, whose smell the mosquitoes can’t stand, can be planted around the house and placed in strategic areas. STANHOME Banish Citronella -- an odor neutralizer which keeps mosquitoes out as it removes bad odors from your home -- can be hung in strategic places to erect a "force field" against mosquitoes. STANHOME Stan-Wick Citronella home deodorizer which emits a clean, fresh citronella scent also welcomes guests and rejects pests. Keep your skin insect free with STANHOME Insect Repellent Gel that forms an effective protective barrier against deadly mosquitoes and other insects for at least 7.5 hours. 
Remember, if mosquitoes can’t get near you, they won’t be able to harm you at all.

For more family and home care tips, follow STANHOME WORLD on Twitter (@StanhomeWorldPH), be a fan on Facebook (, or call/text 091-STANHOME (09178264663).

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My cooking!

I'm not a graduate of any culinary or cooking courses, but my passion and love for cooking grew even stronger when i got the 2nd place at the Electrolux Wok-a-holic cooking competition held last August 2010 at SM Mall of Asia and SM Makati.

Here are some photos from the event and some of my home-cooked dishes.

Winners of the Electrolux Wok-a-holic Cooking Competition together with the 3  tough judges

My version of Healthy Tinola with bamboo shoots

Fish fillet with Doufu in Tausi

Fried Lapu-lapu in Sweet & Sour Sauce

mixed adobo

Baked Fish Fillet with Cheese

Bangus Steak

one of our favorite- Kalbi jim(Korean Beefstew)


Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese

Carbonara with Kesong Puti

Egg in a hole (got this from Goodhousekeeping Cooking Book)

Steamed Garlic Fish Fillet

Garlic Rice

my hubby's favorite- Pritong Hito

Buffalo Wings for my sis-in-law from New York

Cheesy Caldereta

muffins for my kiddos

Nilagang Baka


Rellenong Bangus

Pan  grilled Rosemary Garlic Pchops

Pan grilled Salmon Strips

Chicken noodle soup-SOPAS

Porterhouse Steak with mixed veggie


Tuna Sashimi

home-style fried chicken

Recipes and procedures will follow.:-))

Monday, September 19, 2011

Comida China De Manila - Perfectly blended Spanish & Chinese Cuisine

"A delightful and delicious meal creates happiness, harmony, mental and physical well-being."

Last September 14, 2011, we were privileged to be invited to the Food Tasting of Comida China De Manila located right smack in front of SM Supercenter Pasig and Tiendesitas. We were served the most flavorful and tasty dishes.

The always smiling and very friendly owner of Comida China De Manila- Mr. Benny Torres

 These are some of the dishes offered..

Comida China Soup-An old favorite, this savory soup is made with eggs, pork, green peas, carrots and fat choi.A great way to start your meal!


Pinsec Frito-Deep fried wanton wrapper with a minced pork or shrimp filling, perfect with our sweet and
sour sauce.

Comida China Chow Mein-Our very popular noodle dish is a combination of Chinese brocoli leaves, black mushroom,pork, shrimp, and special sauces over freshly cooked canton noodles for an interestingly
different and delicious dish.

Ampalaya Con Carne-Tender sliced beef with sliced ampalaya (bitter melon) with just the right degree of bitterness stir-fried in a tasty sauce. This dish has won many "converts" who have discovered the pleasure of eating ampalaya.

Fried Lapu-lapu with Sweet and Sour Sauce-Deep fried whole Lapu-Lapu topped off with our sweet and sour sauce.

Camaron Rebosado Con Jamon-Another classic Binondo dish, it is deep fried battered shrimp with ham

Beancurd with Fish- Cuts of fresh tofu and battered fish fillet that are topped with a tasty brown sauce prepared with sauteed garlic, tomatoes and yellow beans

This one's my favorite!!!- Asado Siopao with their yummy sauce

Fried Shrimp Balls-Very popular among our patrons, it is minced shrimp coated in bread crumbs and fried until golden brown

 Yang Chow Fried Rice-Equally as popular, this fried rice consists of roast barbequed pork, shrimp, green peace and green onions.

Fried Rice with Roasted Barbequed Pork and Chinese Sausage and egg. 
Flavorful and good to eat by itself

Comida's house blended ice tea

Comida China De Manila is a treasure found in the middle of a busy metropolis where comfort seems like a farfetched idea, but is now a reality within arm's reach. A sensory overload that will stay even after the food has gone and the tables are cleaned..
COMIDA CHINA DE MANILA will always be worth another visit.

For more details about Comida China de Manila, visit Comida China de Manila on Facebook or call 671-5942, 914-0832 and 914-0830.