Miss Globe 2015 is Miss Philippines

Miss Philippines together with her court ,1st Runner Up: Albania ,2nd Runner Up:, Macedonia, 3rd Runner Up: China,4th Runner Up: France

Trinidad and Tobago just won National Costume, Miss South Africa wins Miss Friendship, Miss Cuba wins Miss Talent and Miss Korea wins People’s Choice Award.

Official Top 15:



Los Baños Horticultural Show 2015 Highlights

 Senior Social Hall ,University of the Philippines -Los Baños, Laguna province

Mr. Vicente Chin Jr. together with members and invited guests at the ribbon cutting ceremony held yesterday at the senior social hall ( Photo credit: Mr. Vicente Chin Jr.)

Los Baños Horticultural Society in cooperation with Department of Trade and Industry- ( Laguna) , University of the Philippines- Los Baños is hosting the plant, orchid, trade fair and talks with this year’s theme : ” Green Gifts for Christmas“. 

Christmas themed landscape exhibits greeted the visitors to the garden show ( photo courtesy of Ms. Ann Valenzuela )

flowering orchids in white baskets and other ornamental plants such as bromeliads and ti-plants are incorporated in this landscape exhibit

The show gives an eye opener on beautiful plants that can be given this yuletide season. The show opened yesterday with a ribbon cutting ceremony that highlighted several months of preparation by the LBHS members and participants. Each exhibit is also illuminated by Christmas lights .

Aside from landscape exhibits , there are also individual plant competition were owners of the plant vie for several awards .

There will also be booths sponsored by Department of Trade and Industry selling native handicrafts , sweets and food from Laguna area.

huperzia ferns, aglaonemas , anthuriums and bromeliads

well-known plant connoisseurs, collectors , farm owners and traders are also selling their prized collections from rare ferns, aglaonemas, orchids , hoyas and native plants.

For those looking for outstanding and rare plants like hoyas -you can try to visit the booth of Ms. Ann Valenzuela at the show.

 Dendrobium aphyllum ( fairy sanggumays ) variegated bamboos , flowering anthuriums and Platycerium coronarium , artificial stones and garden set were part of the garden landscape display

landscape exhibit with plastic parols ( Christmas lantern) 

There will be a minimal entrance fees of Php 20 for the general public and Php 15 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s . The show is open to the public from October 9 to 18 at the Senior Social Hall within University of the Philippines –Los Baños, Laguna from 8:00am until 6:00pm

Note: I would like to ” Thank” Mr. Vicente Chin Jr. and Ms. Ann Valenzuela for the photos

Commute Tips:

For those planning to come to the show, There are bus stations in Quezon City ( HM transit in Cubao ) with Santa Cruz -Laguna signage and  Green Star ( Senator Gil Puyat ) in Pasay City near Arellano University also near bus terminal of JAM Transit and Tritran (buses going to Batangas). plying the LRT/Taft to Sta. Cruz route.

Kindly tell the conductor of the bus that you will go down at Los Banos (UPLB, Olivarez Plaza,College), and  take a jeepney ride with UP College ( minimum fare Php 7.50) Senior Social Hall

Cubao area- around Php 120 to Php 125 ( air-condition)

Since i usually take – Green Star line from Pasay – transportation cost of around Php 90 to Php 100 ( air-condition)

Travel time from Pasay to Olivarez Plaza , Laguna can take between 1/1/2 hours on early morning to more than 2 hours or more during rush hour. Choke points are Makati area, SLEX and Calamba .

I suggest to leave Metro Manila before 6:00am in order to avoid the morning rush hour or after rush hour past 9:00am .


Nissan Philippines Celebrates Milestone by Introducing Nissan Juke

White Space , Chino Roces ( Pasong Tamo ) Makati City – Philippines

Nissan with a proud global heritage in over 80 years , determined to bring back that excitement to the Philippine market , through the establishment of a consolidated national sales company .

On 2015 , Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) celebrates its second year anniversary of delivering on the brand promise of ” Innovation that Excites “. With the boom of motorization in the Philippines , NPI had continuously addressed the need of the modern citizen with a wide variety of vehicles and innovative services.

Mr. Antonio Zara- Nissan Philippines -President and Managing Director

” Everyday day in Nissan , we turn WHAT if into WHAT Is. It is our promise to deliver , ” Innovation that excites” explains NPI President and Managing Director Mr. Antonio Zara. ” We were driven by our desire to excite people through continuous innovation . We push at the boundaries of what’s possible for the sole purpose of making every day driving experiences more rewarding for everyone.”

Expanding the Nissan Network on Ground and Online:

NPI is currently spearheading an aggressive expansion for its dealership network nationwide to ring Nissan closer to its customers . From the current 28 dealership, 11 more dealers were signed-up , covering the strategic areas of NCR and Luzon ( Sucat, Santa Rosa, Bulacan ) Visayas ( Cebu , Iloilo, Dumaguete ) and Mindanao ( Butuan , Zamboanga and General Santos  ) by late 2016 .

Mr. Dax Avenido- program emcee for the event

Complementing this is another innovation in the local automotive industry : the Nissan Parts Online Store portal : http://www.nissanparts.ph/ , which will go live by November 3, 2015 . With this local industry first initiative of Nissan , customers in the entire country can now enjoy purchasing parts, accessories and merchandise at affordable prices from the comfort of their own homes and enjoy the conveniences of FREE shipping . This service is guaranteed 24-hour delivery within Metro Manila.

Nissan Juke

BOLD Design

It was first launched in Japan in 2010, the new Nissan Juke immediately captured the attention of the global automotive scene because of it’s fun, bold design and exciting driving performance . In March 2014 , the minor change Nissan Juke was unveiled in the Geneva International Motor Show , bringing an even more refreshed take on the eye-catching vehicle . The minor change model was then brought into Southeast Asia  having first introduced in Thailand in February 2015 and since then , it has been making its mark in the region.

Mr. Antonio Zara together with Mr. Sung Joong ( SJ) Huh -General Manager for Marketing

Exciting Drive

The new Nissan Juke will be available in the HR16DE 1.6 DOHC gasoline engine variant , coupled with the new generation Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) . Under this powertrain combination, the new Nissan Juke will delivers a smooth yet exciting drive supported by engine power of 116PS with 154Nm of torque.

The new Nissan Juke will be available as a 4×2 variant with an SRP of Php 980,000. It comes in RED Alert, Solar Yellow, Pearl White and Black Obsidian. Expected start of sales will be sometime January 2016. So try to visit your nearest Nissan Dealers for Orders.

Website: http://www.nissan.ph/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NissanPhilippinesInc

Controversial Playgirls at the Skylight Auto Hub Car Show and Grand Launch

Liberty Plaza , Shaw Boulevard , Mandaluyong City – Philippines

Skylight Auto Hub grand launching held last night at the Liberty Center parking area along Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City was a huge success .

Congressman Manny Pacquio impersonator , Optimus Prime and Playgirls 

There were a lot of invited guests from car dealers, local politicians , bloggers , celebrities, impersonators and even car clubs to lend their support to the big event.

Samahang Innova members

Among the car clubs that were invited were Samahang Innova , Fortuner Philippines, Ford Ecosport Philippines, VIOS 3rd Gen Philippines, Top 4 by Ford Ranger Club, Civic Club Philippines and Elantra Club-Philippines .

There were about 70 different cars displayed with some customized with skylight 

The selection of car lamps being offered by Skylight are named Eagle Eyes. This brand is comprised of several high quality features that set it apart from the rest. These are powered by LED’s, which have a 35% increased distance as compared to ordinary lamps. The brightness is up by 100%.

Miss Olive Illeto is among the lucky participants who won a panther car gasoline saver together with Miss Edja Reyes

There were in-house games , raffles and treat for everyone who came at the launching .

Playgirls were among the crowd favorite

For more information about Panther car saver , Skylight Auto Lights

Contact Details: +(632) 917.901.9770 |info@skylightautohub.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/skylightautohub

Website: http://skylightautohub.com/

A Tour of Cedarhills Garden and Organic Herb Center along Mother Ignacia, Quezon City

#57 Mother Ignacia Street , Quezon City -Philippines

Cedarhills Garden and Organic Center

I always pass along Mother Ignacia street whenever we are going to Manila area .  Cedarhills Garden and Organic Center is near Saint Mary College and major television networks . It was open to the public in 2013 to cater to the gardening public and due to the impending closure of then Manila Seedling Bank Foundation  . The area occupies an area of about 1,500 square -meters .

Hillside Cafe and Juice Bar

Hillside Cafe and Restaurant – This restaurant serves pasta, sandwiches , juices and cakes .

The center had three other businesses  which complemented each other like Obin’s Garden ( ornamental and indoor plants ) and a garden supply store.

Waling- Flowers from Davao

Waling- flowers from Davao  ( Waling-waling seedlings, tillandsias ,cut flowers , goat milk’s soap , fresh cut flowers and Malagos chocolate ) . They also got a cold storage area for their cut-flowers and cut foliage supplies .  The selection of cut flowers and cut foliage is not that extensive compared to Dangwa in Sampaloc , Manila.

For those living in northern Metro Manila like Quezon City , Fairview, Lagro and Scout area. It is more convenient to buy them at the center rather than braving the traffic and lost time.

venus flytrap being sold at Php 600 per pot

For those looking for rare and unusual plant like venus flytrap, pitcher plant ,  tillandsias and waling-walings ( Euanthe sanderiana) . The place is also good to look for these plants.

Website: http://www.orchid.ph/


herbs for sale

The herbs available are: Sweet Basil, Thai Basil, Purple Basil, Lemon Basil, Vietnamese Coriander, Java Mint, Italian Oregano, Wansoy, Cat’s Whiskers, Tarragon, Catnip, Mayana, Pandan, Gynura, Viola, Parsley, Lavender, Rosemary, Acapulco and Malvarosa.

fertilizers and garden supplies

There are also good number of organic and inorganic fertilizers that are available to the gardening public aside from plastic pots, pruning sheers , citronela oils among others.

The seminar room will undergo a minor renovation starting next month to cater the increasing customers. Cedarhills also conducts a monthly seminar on organic gardening 101 and will be hosting an organic garden tour.

Starting October 11, Cedarhills’ business hours will be Monday to Saturdays 9am – 6pm.

Contact : 0907-ORGANIC | 926-2707

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cedarhillsgardencenter

Ginger Tumeric Lemon Tea Using Tupperware Drinking Flask

Ginger is known for its anti-nausea characteristic and ability to fight motion sickness and digestive difficulties. It is also an anti-inflammatory, preventing the flu and colds! Turmeric, on the other hand, has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that aid in boosting one’s immunity.

2 – 3 cups water
1 tsp. powdered ginger
1 tsp. powdered turmeric
1 lemon, juiced

1. In the Tupperware Drinking Flask, add 1 teaspoon each of powdered ginger and powdered turmeric
2. Pour in boiling hot water
3. Stir, cover, and let sit for 10 – 15 minutes
4. Squeeze in fresh lemon juice
5. Add honey to enhance your herbal experience and enjoy!

Go for a stylish, easy to hold, and durable drinking container such as Tupperware’s Drinking Flask. It comes in two new colors: Snow White and Jet Black. The Drinking Flask comes with a virtually air-tight seal, has a wrist strap for easy handling, and is made of polycarbonate material that allows use for hot or cold beverages. One of its coolest features is that it comes with free monogramming letter stickers, so you’re free to personalize your very own Tupperware Drinking Flask!

Enjoy your tea, whether you like it hot or cold, in stylish, personalized flask as you’re on-the-go, and protect your health with Tupperware’s Drinking Flask!