MAMAloLa : Neighborhood Food Stall with Exotic Dishes

Block 4, Lot 6 Katipunan Avenue ( SB Road) Goodwill Homes 1 Subdivision Barangay San Bartolome , Novaliches -Quezon City 

MamaloLa is a neighborhood food stall which opened their 3rd branch in Novaliches area. The food stall if offering dishes which may seem exotic .

Goodwill Homes 1 stall

The first restaurant and food outlet opened about 1 year and half at Sauyo Road . This is the first branch. People from Sauyo, Bagbag and Fairview areas were its first customers.

Eventually they opened their second outlet store in Goodwill Homes 1 , San Bartolome Novaliches about 10 months ago .

life-sized crocodile serves as the official mascot 

 The Goodwill branch is smaller compared to the Sauyo road which had bigger place for dine -in customers. the food outlet had small patio area for those who wanted to order and take-out.

A couple of months ago the food business had opened their 3rd branch in Hillcrest Foood Park in , Novaliches -North Caloocan City .

Chinese style kikiam

Among the best sellers are Chinese -style vegetarian kikiam ( quekiam ) ( Php 35 each or 3 for Php 100)  and mix -meat and vegetarian style ( Php 60 )

MamaloLA menu board

Currently the food stall is getting popular among the residents of Goodwill 1, Kingspoint , San Pedo IX , California Village and nearby areas . Some of the foods they offer includes fried itik, Peking duck , fried crocodile , horse meat , goat meat, fried quail , crocodile soup among others. These foods are favorite pulutan ( finger food) or even exotic meal for special occasions.

frozen meat which are  among the best sellers-crispy pata ( pork head and meat ) itik and crocodile meat

The crocodile meat is cooked in different styles – steak ( Php 250 ) sisig (Php 200) adobo ( Php 200) kaldereta ( Php 200) bicol express ( Php 200 ) and croc soup #5 ( Php 180) The food stall is also offering Lechon buwaya ( crocodile ) but customer must pre-order at least 1 week in advance.

horse meat is cooked adobo style ( Php 120) , kaldereta (Php 120) and kilawin ( Php 120) One must try their dishes !

*Note: Prices posted above are subject to change without prior notice and depending on the availability .

Outlet Stores and Operation Hours

Block 4 , Lot 6 Katipunan Avenue (SB Road) Goodwill Homes 1 Subdivision , San Bartolome , Novaliches -Quezon City 

Globe # 0915-331-6503 Sun #0942-445 -30-74

10:00 am to 10:00 pm Everyday 

Sauyo Road main branch- 10:00am to 10:00pm Everyday 

Hillcrest Food Park , Camarin Road , Novaliches , Caloocan City 4:00pm to 3:00am Everyday 





Royal Rumble Fish Show in Greenhills, San Juan

Philippine Arowana and Lou Han Society together with different fish societies and Greenhills Shopping Center management will hold a fish show from October 13 to 16, 2016  . The fish show is called ” Royal Rumble ” which will showcase different fish breeds , some of them are rare breeds  on display .

Among the sponsors are Fukuda, The Big Fish Place , Animal Scene , Dymax , Aquavitro , Seachem , Aquatic Imports , Nueva Pet Center , Abo Kingdom , Pepsi and media print partner Manila Bulletin.

The fish show will feature lectures, seminars , exhibits and competition at the show. Unlike other trade fairs and exhibits – There are no entrance fees.

Here are the following categories for ROYAL RUMBLE 2016

** Small Category A ( BOTH Kamfa and ZZ)starts at 2.6 ” TO 3.5″
***Medium Category B – 3.6″ – 5.0″
***Large Category C- 5.1 ” above

***KF or Kamfa Category

Small Cat.a=A – 2.6 – 3.5 “
Medium Cat.B – 3.6″ – 5.5
Large Cat. C – 5.6 ” above


SMALL – 2.6 -3.5”
MEDIUM- 3.6” -5.5”-

(Categories will be based on all of the following characteristics or when applicable : KOK, Color , Pearl, Finnage , Shape , Markings , Face , Deportment, Condition and Over-All Impression.)

Higher Education Expo from October 21 to 23, 2016 at SMX Convention Center

The First  Annual Exhibition for Universities, Colleges, Senior High Schools, Graduate & Vocational Schools, Creative Arts Institutes and other organizations for Tertiary Level Education Entrance to EXHED2016 is Free of Charge.

The event is organized by World Expos and Concepts Inc. (Worldexco), this exhibition will showcase dozens of universities, colleges and academic institutions, alongside sponsors and partners. ExHEd will also include a series of presentations, career talks and other activities to aid students as they make a choice for their future.

“We want to make it easier for students and their parents to collect information about different institutions for higher learning without them having to visit each and every campus which can be time-consuming and expensive” says Raquel Romero, President and General Manager of World Expos and Concepts. “This expo will serve as a gateway for them to gain more knowledge on the various opportunities that are available to students as the Philippines goes through the K to12 program,” she added.

ExHEd will also provide a venue for students to explore options for studying abroad. Representatives from academic institutions from countries such as Australia, Spain and Hungary will be present to share with the students and their parents the ins and outs of applying to universities overseas.

The Expo for Higher Education’s vision is to become a one-stop-shop of different academic institutions both local and overseas, as well as auxiliary services, event sponsors and partners.

The event will be held from October 21 to 23, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City .

For more information on sponsorship opportunities on how to exhibit at ExHEd2016 call (632) 855 8341-44 or Please try to visit

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CD-R King LED Light Tube



more efficient LED light tubes

Change is Coming, Make way for CD-R King LED Light Tube

Disruption in technology has changed the way we live. As the cliché goes “Nothing is permanent except change”. What seemed to be a harmless household product, later on proved to be harmful in the long run. Years after fluorescent was discovered, it was found that fluorescent gives off a small amount of ultraviolet light and that 8 hours of exposure under a fluorescent light is already equivalent to an hour of sun exposure.

Further studies also associate conditions like migraine, stress, mood swings and eye strain to prolonged exposure to florescent light.

Environment issues on fluorescent is also a great concern. Fluorescent contains a small amount of mercury. Careless disposal can affect the ecological system.

These studies has prompted most household to switching into CFL during the last few decades which was considered less harmful but still contains fluorescent, thus mercury is still present.

The invention of LED has saved us from the long term use of fluorescent. Nowadays, you will rarely see a household which still uses fluorescent light.

Luminosity factor

If household were very susceptible to changing from fluorescent to LED light, commercial offices proved to be less flexible since they question the luminosity of the proposed light.

Larger commercial space requires high luminosity that gives a higher light output. If broken down to lumens versus floor space, fluorescent will boil down to be a cheaper source.

LED light tube

Recent innovation has given a solution to the luminosity factor as it introduces the LED Light Tube, giving commercial offices the lumens they require minus the toxins.

LED light tube gives the same high light output of fluorescent with the benefits of LED technology.

CD-R King, your one-stop media provider with its effort to help protect the environment brings this innovation closer to the general public as they offer the technology at a very affordable price.

CD-R King LED light tubes are available in T-8 10watts (php120), T-5 18watts (Php150) and T-5 20watts (Php200), all of which can last up to 50,000 hours. LED light tubes can be purchase with casing or as a replacement tube.

Available in all CD-R King branches nationwide. For more updates, Like/follow them on FB: /cdrkingph.

Interesting Exhibit Booths at the Agrilink Expo 2016

World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia ) , Pasay City -Philippines

The annual Agrilink Expo 2016 opens their doors to the general public and several hundred of exhibitors from different  agriculture companies were at the World Trade Center to showcase the advancement in their technologies , new plant cultivars , poultry , fisheries , orchids, fruit trees ,  product innovations, home grown products, process foods, plastic ware, machinery  products among others .

World Trade Center 

World Trade Center in Pasay City is the venue place for the largest agriculture , fisheries and livestock event in this part of the Asia.

Allied Botanical Corporation with flowering annuals 

Allied Botanical Corporation with vegetables and fruits

Allied Botanical Corporation with a lot of clients 

new varieties of violet-colored corn 

Aside from flowering annuals , ABC is also known for their quality seeds and fertilizers.

Mr. Yohei Hisashi 

Mr. Yohei Hisashi is from Sakata Seed Corporation from Japan .

L-R Mr. Frisso Klok, Ms. Rowena Bienes, Mr. Gerard Hulisz and Mr. Aldrin Bassit

Salanova – quality lettuce varieties examples are butter, oak, crispy ,batavia and mello

Website :

Ms. Dorry Fadriquela -NCR Sales Manager 

Contact Person : Ms. Dorry Fadriquela

Area Sales Manager -National Capital Region ‭‭+63 939 910 8924‬‬

Harvest Company

Harvest Company is known for their agriculture implements and greenhouse technology  in July 1997, the company is the exclusive distributor of  Known-You Seeds Co. Through the years, the product product lines have expanded to include plastic materials like mulching film, seedling tray, irrigation and greenhouse systems, hand tractors, power sprayers, testing tools and many more.

King Louis Farm

King Louis Farm exhibit booth never fails to impress any visitor to the expo. The company is one of the largest potted flowering poinsettias , chrysanthemums, lilums and cut flower producer in the country. They have store within Quezon Memorial Circle and Dangwa.

6 Practical Anti-Aging Tips by Dr. Juan Paolo Bellosillo

Dr. Juan Paolo Bellosillo, International Fellow of Integrative Medicine and American Association of Integrative Medicine, sat down with us one rainy afternoon to discuss and talk about one of the biggest concern of beauty lovers. AGING.

Doc Pao as he is fondly called was kind enough to give us 6 tips on how we can age gracefully or if possible, stop time from showing on our skin.

  1. LIFESTYLE CHECK. Since aging is a process we all have to face as we grow old, we must ensure that we start from within: our being. Beauty is definitely not just skin deep. It emanate from within to out and the stress we encounter daily will show up in eyebags, dark spots, wrinkles, and what not. To ensure that this can be avoided, do a lifestyle check. Your lifestyle choices will reflect on your wellness, spirituality, psychological, physiological, and social wellness. No amount of moisturizer can ever beat clean living and a peaceful mind. Anti-aging should start at the biological unit, our cells.
  2. BE REALISTIC. There is nothing in this world that can really stop your skin from aging. It will happen. However, you can delay it with the right skin care and the right ways of living.
  3. YOUR HEART. The one thing a lot of people overlook when they yearn for anti-aging is their heart. Your heart is the one solely responsible for pumping blood into your body and if it’s not healthy, you will definitely see the results on your skin. We only have one heart. Once it stops beating, we are gone. This is a saying that I often remember and it reminds me that on top of everything, my heart is the first one I need to take care of the most.
  4. Every time you allow stress to impact you, it actually becomes a threat to your life and this could even lead to death. When someone is stressed, it shows on their skin. When someone is stressed, it will show on their hair, eyes, lips, everything. Never allow stress to make an impact on you. Learn to control and let go.
  5. NON INVASIVE TREATMENT. With Doc Pao, you can get photoplethysmography, a method that determines the age of the artery which has been impacted by lifestyle and exposed to many stressors. This will allow you to truly gauge what changes you need to make and what maintenance you need to follow.
  6. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT AND WHAT YOU DRINK. The food and drinks we take in affect our body. There are many foods that yield good vitamins and these are the things we should eat more of. Berries, salmon, almond, walnuts, spirulina, and green leafy veggies are a must if you want to achieve that youthful glow. All the food mentioned here also have anti-inflammatory properties that will help reverse the ageing of the artery. Acai drinks that come with banana and spirulina have high anti-oxidant and free radical battling properties that can actually reduce the inflammation or stiffening causing factors or thrombus formation in arteries.

In this day and age where everyone is obsessed with looking young, always remember that to look young on the outside, one must feel young on the inside. Be wise. Live a legacy before you leave a legacy. When you take care of your heart, you take care of everything else from within and this will always give you the youthful flow you desire.

Flowering Aerides quinquevulnera

Aerides quinquevulnera sometimes called Aerides quinquevulnerum  is one of the most commonly gathered and grown orchid species in the country. They are among the most beautiful  genus of orchids, many of them uniting every good quality that a plant can possess, viz., rich, evergreen, and regularly curved foliage; a graceful habit, flowers deliciously scented, and of peculiar elegance.

Aerides quinquevulnera

There is a big specimen clump of the orchid at the stall of Mabuhay Orchids during the last orchid show ( August 25 to September 5, 2016) This specimen orchid had over a dozen spikes with hundreds of flowers.

Aerides quinquevulnera exhibited by Purificacion Orchids

The large sized, hot to intermediate growing monopodial epiphyte occurring at elevations of about 250 meters to over 2,000 meters in bright light locations that has lorate, leathery leaves that are apically bilobed and blooms on a densely many flowered, 1 1/2


The orchid used to be  classified by botanists as endemic in the Philippines on orchid books written until the early 1990’s,  Until new specimens were discovered in Malaysia, Indonesia and even in Papua New Guinea .

The orchid is normally mistaken for  Aerides odorata , but there are some minute differences on flowers and size. One of easiest way to differentiate the two species is the serration on the side of the mid lobe (lip). Aer. odorata has none to few irregular serrations, where as for Aerides quinquevulnera it has well serrated side of the lip

Aerides quinquevulnera at the commercial stall

In the Philippines, These types of orchids normally are seen growing even in cultivated orchards like mangoes farms or cultivated lowland fields.  These orchids are also commonly sold and branded as fox tail orchids, Vanda strap -leaf orchids among other names with fictitious origin .

Some unscrupulous peddlers or native orchid vendors would insert different types of flowers on the base of the stems and would even re-brand them with different names.

This is one of the first native orchids that we acquired via orchid peddlers and even neighbors coming home from the provinces . They would bring some orchids and they would give us some offshoots .

Aerides quinquevulnera mounted on a living tree

The best way to grow this type of orchid is to mount them on living palm , trees or wooden baskets.  There are newly described varieties of this species . Around the western part of the country , This orchid species blooming season is between late July to mid -October . But in other parts of the country , This orchid species can also bloom during other months .

orchid grown mounted on palm blooming for the second year 

Fertilization and Care

Aerides quinquevulera cannot tolerate full sun for a long period of time , This sepcies can tolerate between 65% to 80% sunlight with light shading . If you have palms or any living trees like mangoes , guavas , duhat , langka within backyard – These are good host trees . A small pack of slow release fertilizer , plus a weekly weakly doze of 20-20-20 water soluble fertilizers will made some wonders. Do not forget to apply once every other week a weak dosage of calcium nitrate and micro-nutrients to boost the growth .

A small amount of moss or pasdak mounted on the roots of the orchid will help retain moisture especially during the summer months.

given proper care and air circulation , small plant can bloom within 1 to 2 years. We grew  Aerides quiquevulnera on palm mounted 8 to 10 feet with some pasdak or moss around the roots . The two dozen or so flowers bloomed few days ago and carpenter bees and local wasps have begun pollination of the flowers.


Philippine Orchids page 38 to 46 , Reg S. Davis and Mona Lisa Steiner 1952 ,1982

Philippine Native Orchid Species ,Cootes 2011


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