Just because it’s Friday: new ways to cook with monggo



Somebody told me: monggo (mung beans) is the new superfood. But unlike quinoa, chia, flax seeds and other nutrient boosters, monggo doesn’t have the fancy price. It is very affordable and readily available in your neighborhood stores and markets. In the Philippines, tradition dictates that we have at least a monggo dish every Friday to pair with fish or meat….

Huawei’s new Honor phones start at P6,390


Charles Wu, Country Manager Huawei PH and Nino Carandang, Honor Business Unit Head

China’s Huawei introduced in Manila last week three full-featured smartphones for the growing generation of digital Pinoys – Honor 4C at P6,390, Honor 4X at P8,290 and Honor 6 Plus at P17,490. Nino Carandang, Honor Business Unit Manager, said during the launch event at Treetop Tavern in Makati that the new line of Honor phones boast of “high-end specifications while…

Where to eat, what we ate in Naga City


Love sign - Naga

It’s a given: I love going to the Visayas for its beaches, the North for its mixture of landscapes and Bicol…I would always come back for its food. They happen to have my favorite cuisine in the Philippines Way back in 2012, I wrote about ‘What we ate in Bicol‘…it was kinda bitin because that was just Legaspi City. So…

Stonehouse Gardens Resort in Naga City

Road Adventures Travel

Stonehouse Gardens Bicol

Th girls and I went to the Bicol region over the Labor Day weekend. We didn’t really know anybody there but I wanted to go there again for the food and some places to be discovered. It was Legaspi City in 2012 and now the pitstop was Naga. Our five year old Lucia managed to endure the nine-hour overnight trip,…

New EXCELLIUM diesel formula from Total Philippines

Press Release

Total Gas Station

Total Philippines recently introduced the EXCELLIUM diesel, a new product offering that delivers maximum engine protection in a single patented formula.It contains special detergent molecules and friction-reducing ingredients that promotes fuel economy, significantly reduces carbon emissions and of course protects your vehicle engine. “With every drop of EXCELLIUM Diesel, the patented formula works to protect metal components in the engine,…

Tea time at Chateau 1771: free vouchers on Mother’s Day


Chateau 1771 Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea at Chateau 1771 is to be savored amid the genteel surroundings of Greenbelt 5. They serve only the finest La Maison du Thé Tea or Vittoria French press coffee.But the best part is the set menu which rotates daily and presents a delightful surprise each time. They do this depending on what fresh ingredients are available for the…

The twins at Total Girl Model Academy 2015



My once shy and sickly twin girls, Dianne and Dionne, are now teens. They’ve also turned out to be the most social media savvy of the bunch..getting as much as 300 to 700 likes on Facebook whenever they post photos for their friends. Kumusta naman, di ko kinaya, lol. This is why I was excited when the people behind the…

Italian vegetarian recipes from Chef Nesi of L’Opera Manila


There is more to Italian food than pizza and pasta.When you get to discover it, Italian cuisine is to be loved for the simplicity of its cooking method, rendering the flavors pure & authentic. All the more I get to appreciate the healthy side of eating Italian with the use of olive oil or just roasting the meat and vegetables….

Food and fun at the first #ClaraOlePotluck foodfest!


Clara Ole potluck

The Clara Ole Potluck foodfest was my ‘biggest’ event last week. I say biggest because am the first Manila blogger to host it…whoa! It was quite unnerving to send invites to my friends, shop for ingredients and cook some of the dishes, all at the same time! But am glad we were able to pull it off with nary a…

Free #SugodManny sticker pack on Viber


Boom Pawis #SugodManny

With only a few days to go before the historic Pacquiao-Mayweather fight in Las Vegas, Pinoy nationalism is at its peak.And the Philippines’ 18 million users of the mobile messaging app Viber will not be wanting in excitement. As they connect online with friends and family all over the world, they will be able to use these free #SugodManny stickers…

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