Gerry’s Restaurant at 20 : new dishes up

The former Gerry's Grill is now known as Gerry's Restaurant and Bar. But its image as one of the most recognizable Pinoy dining establishments hasn't changed. We learned that Gerry's is turning 20 years old in February 2017. From being a simple joint serving beer and 'pulutan,' it has transformed through the years into a wholesome family restaurant. The customers who grew up munching on Gerry’s bestsellers now enjoy going to the resto with their kids and their children’s friends. And because turning 20 is a big milestone, Gerry's loyal followers can expect ... Continue Reading...

Thai Original BBQ of LA opens in BGC

Thai Original BBQ and Restaurant is a popular chain which started in Los Angeles, California. It has opened here in Manila, particularly where Tony Roma's used to be in the Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City. We were invited to lunch before their soft opening last November 29 and had a good preview of their tasty and generous meal offerings. We think Thai BBQ Original is another must-visit for people who want value for money options in sampling Asian cuisine in the metro. I started my lunch with this pomelo salad. I wished the pomelo slices were 'plumpier' but ... Continue Reading...

Vivo V5 Perfect Selfie camera phone

Manila press were treated recently to pomp and pageantry for the grand launch of the Vivo V5 smartphone. What made this a big deal? For one, it's the first phone I saw where the front-facing camera has more megapixels than the rear one, so it should be interesting. Vivo V5 brands itself as the Perfect Selfie phone with its 20 mp Moonlight front-facing camera complemented by a Sony IMX376 camera sensor. This is further boosted by a front-facing soft-light flash for greater illumination when taking selfies. The rear camera, on the other hand, has a ... Continue Reading...

My beauty day at David’s Salon in Madison Galleries Alabang

I've been feeling BLAH of late because of things beyond my control (the TNT fiasco for one). Common sense told me to do something about it, or I will just stay in bed all day feeling pathetic. Someone in her right mind would know pampering and beautifying yourself are time-tested strategies to feel better. Luckily, there was an offer from my hotelier-friend Pearl Peralta-Maclang to try the David's Salon in Alabang which she recently opened with some partners at the Madison Galeries Lifestyle Mall in Alabang. I said yes excitedly as my hair needed new color and life. ... Continue Reading...

Public warning on TNT Express Shipping Philippines … don’t ever try this courier!

First of all, I hardly rant online but when I do, it just means something or someone crossed the line. For one week, I've been highly stressed and on the edge of despondency because I could not get $116 worth of shipment I bought online. The reason: TNT Express Shipping Philippines is telling me to cough up P5,901.60 just so I can get my package. I really don't know how customs duties for a shipment worth $100 came to be P4,256 and "total VATable transactions" is P1469.29. I showed them my Paypal invoice showing I really paid $116, on top of the $44 I already ... Continue Reading...