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07 December 2015

Review : ABS-CBN TV Plus - Ang Mahiwagang Black Box

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I am using a cable connection for my television for a long span of time now because it includes local and international channels. However, I was not able to utilize it due to my busy schedule and I just realized that I paid my monthly bill w/o using it at all. Infact, during my weekends I only watch local channels like ABS-CBN and GMA7.



When a digital box was released to the market, I was thinking to grab one. ABS-CBN Company announces this “Mahiwagang Black Box” to the televiewers on what they can get of having this box in their households.  ABS-CBN TV Plus (formerly SKY TV+ or simply TV+ and stylized as ABS-CBN TVplus), is a digital terrestrial television product and service owned and operated by ABS-CBN Corporation.

I just recently bought it amounting to PHP1999. This product’s original price was PHP2500 during the release.


 Let us unbox!



Mahiwagang Black box – It is light and small box.



ABS-CBN Mobile Sim Card- you need this to activate some of the channels owned by ABS-CBN as well as activation of the warranty.



User’s Manual- Your best friend on basic trouble shooting

Audio and Video cable – this will connect between your TV and the box.  Disadvantage: there is no HDMI port.





The adapter – it is requisite to give power of the digital box.

Remote control – I love how it looks like – very elegant. And the good thing, it has a free battery.


Antenna and cable – the cable length is enough to bring the end of the antenna outside - to capture signal. But I would love if they provide longer cable so that I can extend the antenna towards the rooftop.


Meanwhile, an issue came out that ABS-CBN TV plus is a way of the ABS-CBN company to monopolize the televiewers because it only guarantees you of having the ABC-CBN channels. But that is not true, I personally experience the crystal clear output  from GMA7 and GMA News TV using the ABS-CBN TV plus.  So basically, it will still vary on your location.

ABS-CBN TV plus gave me a Crystal clear picture and sound with Affordable one-time fee compared with cable connection. It is beneficial to me because there is no need for me to pay a monthly bill – so it is a huge saving. And it works perfectly to me

10 November 2015

Review: Whey King Supplements

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I kept in touch to my mutant whey supplier; unfortunately they are no longer selling such product. I have been checking online if there is available supplier nearby but there is none. My ex supplier told me about Whey King and searched it online. I was redirected to their website and take a look on it. It seemed that it is a legit online shop.


I took the risk of purchasing my desired product “Mutant Whey 10lbs” which is amounting to PHP4000 plus PHP100 handling fee (if you are outside metro manila s&h is PHP400). The website provided an order number and the instruction on how to pay. I opted BDO since it is the nearest available bank within my location.




I texted first the mobile number indicated on the website to confirm if this is legit. And they replied right away. So, I continued depositing “PHP4100”, they asked me to take picture and send the machine validation of the deposit slip to their Facebook page. They replied that we were all good and it will be delivered 1-2 working days.

On the next day, I got a text message from the delivery person named Errol that he is on his way. In a few minutes, I got my mutant whey! They even have their own delivery motorcycle with their brand name on it. I am so happy because I am a satisfied online buyer of Whey King -To think that it was my first time to purchase online (aside from huge online shop).

I decided to write about them because this business deserved to be recognized. They deserved a good review. Errol was so kind during the delivery and he was able to deliver in a timely manner. Whoever assisted me when I texted them was so patient to reply my stubborn inquiry.  I also checked the packaging and stuff like that – and the product is authentic.  More Power!

09 November 2015

Why Every Juan Do Loves To Have Cebu Lechon During Parties?

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Lechón is a pork dish in several regions of the world, most specifically Spain and its former colonial possessions throughout the world. And one of the countries that Spain colonized was Philippines, specifically Cebu. So, no wonder why Cebu has its most savoury Lechon among 88 provinces in the country. Not surprisingly, many Filipinos all over the Philippines are visiting CEBU - just to taste their flagship dish.



Moreover, Lechon became part of Filipino’s culture. A party is incomplete without huge grilled pork on the table with an apple in the mouth. During the Spanish era, lechon has something to do with economic status in the society. Only a well-off family can afford preparing it in every celebration. Nowadays, a whole lechon is prepared in every party as a sign of victory, thanks giving and success. It symbolizes of abundant life.




Good thing, you are no longer needs to go to Cebu just to taste it. Various entrepreneurs brought the Cebu’s taste in the urban zone of Manila.  One of them is Roland P. Peñarez- the owner of “Manong’s Cebu Lechon”.  I met the person behind this business during the Blogapalooza 2015 and luckily, I was able to taste the lechon right at his booth. And it was worth for your money.



Truly, Lechon is Juan’s trademark. Not just because we were influenced by the Spaniards however, Filipinos undeniably love to eat. Having Lechon on our table is a sign that family members can bond and can smile together– that a Filipino Family is happy on sharing one food and LECHON can bring them together.


For your Cebu Lechon needs, you may contact: Manong’s Lechon Cebu.
Tel: (632)475-6875
Sun: 0932-8805600
Globe: 0927-7839920 
They deliver door-to-door within Metro Manila.

08 November 2015

3 Day Refresh - Your Daily Dense Nutrients.

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The 3- day refresh consists of three daily shakes, a fiber drink , plenty of filtered water, plus a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats throughout the day to keep you energy and metabolism going.



A box of 3 day refresh comes with a meal plan guide -Though the meal plan is simple it offers many alternatives, including some creative ways to prepare your meals, so you’ll see that you can actually enjoy eating healthy food w/o having to season it in ways that can damage your health and undermine your weight-loss goals.




It comes with packets of 12 – this delicious, high protein vanilla shake will satisfy your hunger while delivering the essential nutrition your body needs for healthy weight –loss. Vanilla fresh is a good source if fiber and is both dairy and soy free.



I enjoyed the 3 Day refresh so much! It helped me refocus on my diet and kick start my system.



To order this Click HERE.



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20 October 2015

REVIEW : 10 things I like about Shakeology.

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Disclaimer: This is not a paid post. I blogged about this product beacuse I believed on it.


1. It is a daily dose of nutrients. Yes, in one meal, it is truly impossible that we can consume the right amount of nutrients for our body needs. But with Shakeology it is now possible.

2. Shakeology a bag of nature. – Meaning, if you live in an urban zone, it is impossible for you to reach the nature. But with shakeology it is possible.

3. Shakeology- Clinically Proven to help you Lower Cholesterol and Lose Weight.


4. It is a meal replacement. You can skip one meal a day by drinking one glass of shakeology coz the nutrients in it are enough to sustain our body needs.

5. It has 7 flavors – Chocolate, Green berry, Tropical Strawberry (Vegan), Chocolate (Vegan), Vanilla, Strawberry and coming soon on 2016 is the Cafe Latte.

6. Shakeology stops your craving into junk foods. Since the nutrients of this drink are dense, therefore you will always feel full.

7. Taste of this drink is not boring because it can be mixed with any fruits and etc.


8. Shakeology brings 70+ nutritious ingredients from all over the world to you in one easy meal replacement shake.





9. At just over $4 per serving, Shakeology is an incredible value. Each serving packs up to 17g of protein per serving along with whole-food nutrition from some of the most nutrient-dense superfoods on the planet. This combination of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, phytonutrients and rare adaptogens is unparalleled. Beachbody is exceptionally proud of the benefits Shakeology delivers. Beachbody makes great efforts to ensure the high quality and purity of ingredients- when all of this is factored in, the value is truly impressive.
10. Shakeology is a market disruptor in the US and CANADA.


http://www.shakeology.com/

18 August 2015

During's Barbeque and Restaurant - Boni Avenue , Mandaluyong City.

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During’s Barbeque and Restaurant is situated along Boni. Avenue, Mandaluyong City - a few steps from Rizal Technological University and before you reach Jollibee. It is located at the right side when you came from EDSA. It is a Filipino-themed restaurant and the majority of the design is made up of Bamboo products and chandelier is made of shell.



The food being served are all Filipino Cuisines. When you arrived at the restaurant, you will be given a menu. It is an “ORDER TO COOK” approach wherein you need to wait for 10-20 min on your table.



Prices are affordable ranges from PHP25 – PHP250 available for single order or group order.

Since it is open and located beside the avenue. It is quite noisy due to the innumerable vehicles passed by. The establishment is also non air-conditioned, and so it is moderately hot.


Verdict: 

Foods are delicious especially the PORK SINIGANG. Kangkong and Talong are also recommendable. I just don’t like their BULALO because it taste like NILAGA only. Though prices are affordable.

It is not also advisable to bring your car because parking is not available. Or else, you need to leave your car at 711 and walk to the restaurant area. Good thing with this place - it is accessible.


The ventilation is poor, imagine you are slurping a hot sinigang with your sweat. But since it is a native concept then its fine for me – I love the native plate with banana leaf, it makes me feel at home.



04 August 2015

Pork Everlasting - Remarkable Cuisine of Marikina

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The first time I tasted this cuisine when I visited Marikina due to my officemate’s invitation.  They prepared us a heavy dinner (when I say heavy  ... meaning too heavy) , and one of the dishes  stood out for me was  they called it “Pork Everlasting”. 



I was very interested what the ingredients are and how they made it. But I was not able to ask that time.



Until July 31, 2015 my officemate invites me again – for her birthday celebration. Of course, we requested the presence of the “Pork Everlasting”.




During the celebration, I had a chance to make a small talk to them (cook) about the said cuisine.  The cook said that it can only be found in Marikina City and one of the signature dishes. Moreover, it is always present at every festive table during fiestas and holidays.


It is a Marikina version of meatloaf – wherein meat is the major ingredient mixed with chorizo sausage, eggs, cheese, Olives, red peppers, carrots, boiled eggs for decoration and etcetera ( some were not disclosed).  


Truly, the taste of the food gave a distinctive identity that you can find it only in Marikina.  The authenticity and the savory taste is pride of people in Marikina City. It can maybe copied by others but we can still distinguish which is which.   

Thanks to RAIZA for the invitation.

31 July 2015

B&B: Burgers and Brewskies at Capitol Commons, Pasig City Review

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FOODS ( We opted their best-seller)


"Call the Nurse"
Price PHP280

Spiced mustard aioli, B and B cheese sauce, 1 layer of seared Mac and Cheese, and H3 strips of honey Sriracha Bacon



Michael Dantes was able to eat the whole burger. "Call the nurse" is the small version of "Call the ER (1/3 of beef Patty, 2 layers of Mac and Cheese, for strips of Sriracha Bacon) ".




"Flipped"
Price 215
Spiced mustard aioli, B&B cheese sause, roasted tomatoes and fried onion strings.
With its price Php 215 , Jay-ar De Vera was not able to consume the whole burger.



" Masarap naman , kaso busog lang talaga ako" he said. Then he just took out the "half" of it. "Nakakaumay kasi", he added.

The appearance of the burger looks like good yet the fried union is too many and it overpowers the patty and the cheese.


Neat
Price :Php 250
Roasted garlic aioli , cheese sauce, and onion confit

Miss Fritzie removed the toppings which is the onion confit.



"It is not advisable to put onions  on the top  " she said. She just consumed 1/4 of it. She said that onion if not her preference .


Kandi
PHP :php 265

Roasted Garlic aioli, Cheese sauce, onion confit and spiced candied Bacon

I really like the candied bacon , the sweetness of the bacon gave a balance taste of the whole burger.  Candied bacon is caramelized solidly and in every bite of the burger - there is a crispiness when you masticate.

"I suggest you guys to buy this"

Chicharon Bacon 
Price:250
Freshly brined thin slices of Pork belly, dusted with starch and fried crispy. Served with a sweet spicy vinegar dip.

This is advisable past time while you are waiting for your order. For 250 - its not worth it, the taste is too common , as common as street foods.


Accessibility.


B&B: Burger and Brewskies is situated at Capitol Commons , Pasig City which is 10 mins ride from Pioneer St. ( if the street is not congested).

Thou the place is a few kilometres away from the MRT station, the accessibility of the area could sometimes be a bit difficult specially if your not familiar with the place.

From North EDSA, you can either ride the MRT going to South or BUS ride which stops and/or passes Shaw Boulevard/Crossing Ibabaw. If your riding the MRT, go down at Shaw Boulevard Station. Ride a Jeep with a signage “Pasig Palengke” or “San Joaquin”  at the terminal located at the side of WCC infront of Starmall EDSA, Shaw Boulevard. Go down at “Kapitolyo Circle”, Capitol Commons is located at the left side, 

Landmarks: Circle, near Ynares Sports Center



Ambiance 
  • Design : Very westernized indoor design.
  • Ventilation : Superb. 
  • Music : Playlist is acceptable but not latest.
  • Service : total price is subject of 10 percent service fee.












Instead of using buckets for the ice, their tables are customized - intended for beers and drinks. What a clever idea.




HERE IS THE MENU


It seemed that this restaurant loves bacon . They even have a bacon shake.


Click here to enlarge the Menu


Click here to enlarge the Menu


Cleanliness 


It is essential in every food establishment . And so, I checked the wash room. It is clean so far.


Team Lamon ( Foods courtesy of Ralph Fernandez)

(Standing from left to right ) Cathy Penamora, Ralph Fernandez, Miss Sharon, Miss Fritzie Pintor , Jonathan Orbuda.
(Sitting from left to right) Jay-ar De Vera, Michael Santos, 

What I love about this establishment is their 1/3 lb 100 percent U.S. beef patties which made fresh everyday and cooked medium to preserve its tenderness and distinct flavor.

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