Delightful Meals at Limbaga 77 Restaurant

Limbaga 77 Cafe and Restaurant was established almost 4 years ago by Mr. Sonny Fortuna and his partners who loved filipino foods. Some of their recipes are family recipes of well-known regional foods such as pinangat, paella, sinigang and pochero.

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spacious interior

It used to be an old house built in the late 1960’s and was converted into a restaurant about 4 years ago. It had a spacious dining area which reflect a rich tapestry of Filipino arts, crafts and vintage furniture.

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The place is an ideal hang-out place for friends, family, press conference, wedding, debuts, corporate meetings and team building sessions. It had a sitting capacity for about 250 people. The second floor had rooms which are ideal for small group reservation ( ranging between 10 to 20 people)

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vintage furniture like television sets, clock, sewing machine  

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stuffed bulaklak ng kalabasa

This is ideal as appetizer for any meal, stuffed squash flower. Its also had a sauce.

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paella

This paella will require between 30 minutes to 45 minutes to cook, with a lot of seafood ingredients like shrimps, mussels, clam, squid and chorizo.  Another MUST try is the danggit rice.

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sinigang na baka sa pakwan 

This is a type of sinigang which is not too sour and watermelon was use to taper the sourness of the soup. The soup had a variety of local ingredients like banana blossom, sliced tomatoes, bokchoy, string beans, radish and the meat is tender.

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bistek tagalog

The beef is well marinated and soft, This is not the typical sour type.

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laing / pinangat

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crispy bagnet with tomatoes and sliced onions

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green mango pomelo salad with grilled shrimp and sliced banana chilies 

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desserts- brazo tablea, barako brownies, queso de bola cakes

I liked the queso de bola cake, bikoron and perlas na mangga- these are not too sweet.  While the brazo tablea uses locally sourced cocoa from Davao.

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fruit shakes/ smoothies

Among the popular fruit smoothies are Mabuhay smoothie, Minty Mango Watermelon, Lychee Grape Shakes which cost Php 177.00 per order.

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Mr. Sonny Fortuna -one of the proprietors of the restaurant

Note: Prices quoted are subject to change without prior notification, For full set of menus prices and promos. Please refer to the links.

The restaurant is also listed under Zomatoph

Acknowledgement: Mr. EJ Bunag for the cover photo flat lay

Limbaga 77 Restaurant and Bar

Address: 77 Scout Limbanga Street
Quezon City, Philippines 1103

Operational Hours: 11:00 am to 3:00pm, 6:00 pm to 10:00pm Mondays to Thursday

Friday to Sunday: 11:00am to 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 11:00 pm

Email: limbaga77cafe@gmail.com.

Contact Number: 0926 715 8134

 

 

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Miniature Samurai Ningyo Figurine

We are walking around Fairview- Regalado Avenue in Quezon City a couple of weeks ago together with some of my friends who collects kokeshi wooden dolls. I accompanied them into one of the Japanese surplus stores after a small eyeball at the nearby SM Fairview- ( Lagro) .

While shopping for some surplus items from Japan. We spotted an interesting Japanese wooden kokeshi doll which depicted the famous Japanese folk hero Shimizu no Jirocho.

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miniature samurai ningyo kokeshi doll about 2.1 inches tall

This is quite small about  height: 2.1 inches (5.4 centimeters) weight: 0.2 ounces (7 grams)and was just lying in on the floor. The seller thought it was something else.

It was rather good condition with marks and scratches from handling and discoloration and stains from age and display.

We suspect that this wooden item was probably created in the late 1980’s. The wood is still in almost perfect condition.

Initially, the store clerk ( tindera) wanted Php 20.00 for a small item, We managed to haggle the item down to a more manageable price of just Php 10.00. She told us ”  It was a rare find”.

We told her that it was also rare to see small item lying on the floor.

My friends bought a lot of plates, bowl sets, some kokeshi dolls. The store clerk persuaded to add some interesting freebies, after the short haggle.

Since my friend is not interested in samurai kokeshi item. This wooden figurine was given to me as a small token for accompanying them.

I also bought some cups and bowl set at the store for personal use and for potting some succulents. This was indeed a wonderful find.

72nd Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show

Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Villar Sipag Foundation, Quezon Memorial Circle administration, Quezon City government and Manila Bulletin presents to the general visiting public the 72nd Mid-Year Orchid and Garden show.

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The show is scheduled from August 31 to September 10, 2018. Aside from the regular landscape exhibits, there will be plant bazaar and daily lectures.

Mobile number- 0917-848-5468 / landline 957-3524

Entrance fee is Php 30 for general public and Php 20 senior citizens, PWD, students with valid ID’s

 

Grow and More Plant Bazaar

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. in partnership with Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Manila Bulletin and Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau -Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Rescue Center will be having a 3-day plant bazaar from July 13 to 15, 2018 with over 50 booths which had confirmed joining.

For inquiries , Please call Ms. Angel (0917-798-1317). There are 2 entrances ( Quezon Avenue for pedestrians) and North Avenue for those with cars.

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Lakad Pamana Community Outreach at Basuit Elementary School

Basuit Elementary School is located within Barangay Basuit in San Ildefonso, Bulacan province.

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Donation of school bags and school supplies

This town is an agricultural community. Majority of the people earn their livelihood from farming, driving tricycle and services. Some of the people living there had a hard time buying school supplies because of many factors.

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elementary school children

Lakad Pamana together with several online bloggers, civic leaders, MRRD NECC members were on hand to give away school bags, umbrellas, school supplies , candies, biscuits, pencils, notebooks, writing pads, eraser, scissors among other items.

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Ms. Dems Angeles and the author

The mood was very festive with school teachers, barangay officials on hand to meet the group.

Ms. Jenny See also brought some 30 plastic school supplies the the school children. The group was offered some coffee and pan de sal by the local elementary school teachers.

Princess Amirah Shine R. Magdangal gave 100 school bags while Ms. Cherry Castro and her immediate family gave some umbrellas and snacks.

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school children together with the author

There were about 237 school children from nursery, kindergarden, elementary level. A student needed between 8 to 11 notebooks . One for each subject. A more comprehensive lists is needed for those students in other grade level.

The school also needed a audio-visual materials, books for the school library and reference materials.

We managed to give each student between 2 to 4 notebooks and there are still room for more donations. The group is again planning to come back in the near future.

Madaming Salamat po sa lahat ng mga tumulong!

Photos courtesy of Ms. Daryll Reese Villena , Mr. Gilbert Dino and Ms. Vance Madrid

For those people with a kind heart , Do not hesitate to contact Lakad Pamana or the author ( 0928-6604819 ) for donation.

Email:L_rence_2003@yahoo.com

 

 

Kalayaan Stamp to be Issued by PHLPOST

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue new stamps to commemorate the 120th Anniversary of the proclamation of the Philippine Independence Day on June 12, 2018.

Considered as a National Holiday among the Filipinos, the annual observance of Philippine Independence Day was signed into a law by former President Diosdado Macapagal through Republic Act No. 4166 on August 4, 1964.

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According to Philippine history, the declaration of Independence was held on June 12, 1898 by General Emilio Aguinaldo and Filipino revolutionary forces from the Spanish colonization.

Designed by graphic artist Rodine Teodoro, the stamp features the vibrant color of blue and red depicting a silhouette scene of men and women in the Philippine revolution proudly waving the Filipino flag and native bolos used to fight colonial forces.

Imprinted in the stamp are the word Kalayaan and the sun that shines – which symbolizes freedom gained through sacrifices made by Filipino revolutionary forces.

PHLPost has issued 50,000 copies of the single stamp design which can be bought at P12 each.  Another 3,000 pieces of first day cover envelope were printed to highlight the Philippine Independence Day logo.

The stamps and its official first day cover will be available starting June 12, 2018 at the Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

Toy Convention Poplife FanXperience 2018

Toy Convention 2018 which is dubbed as the country’s premier toy and pop culture event . It is also Asia’s longest-running culture convention for toys, collectibles, and various pop culture fandoms, announced the latest line up of guests for this year’s highly-anticipated event.

There are between 50,000 to 70,000 expected attendees in this year’ convention. There are a lot of pop culture icons to grace the event.

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Two Power Rangers, a Peter Pan Fire Lord, a lycan (ie. werewolf), and a legendary comic book creator are coming to TOYCON POPLIFE FanXperience 2018 on June 8-10, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

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Leading the list is comic book industry Hall of Famer Neal Adams, whose reinvention of Batman’s look to the blue-and-gray color scheme highlights his work and influence during the 1960s and 1970s, aside from creating Batman villains Ra’s al Ghul and Man-Bat, and revitalized other titles such as Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and X-Men.
Filipino-American actor Dante Basco will get to meet his kababayan fans. He played Peter Pan’s sidekick Rufio in the 1991 movie Hook alongside Robin Williams, and is the voice actor for the fire-bender Zuko in Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Jake Long in Disney’s American Dragon: Jake Long cartoon series, as well as various video game characters.

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Two actors from the Power Rangers franchise will share the TOYCON 2018 stage. Jason David Frank played the Green Ranger and the White Ranger in the 1993-1996 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series and its other iterations over the years. Michael Copon’s breakout role was playing the Blue Ranger in last year’s Power Rangers: Time Force movie, but he was also known for his roles in the TV series One Tree Hill.
American actress, fashion model and beauty queen, Kelly Hu will join Toycon, he’s popularly known to play as Sorceress Cassandra in The Scorpion King movie, then Kelly played a villain in X-men 2 movie as Lady Deathstrike, the mutant with adamantium finger claws. She did voice roles for characters in Phineas and Ferb, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Green Lantern:Emerald Knight. On TV she played as Pearl on CW series The Vampire Diaries and also in Arrow tv series as China White.

According to Cholo Mallillin, Event Marketing Head for TOYCON PH, this year’s event aims to give Filipino pop culture fans a playground experience with a community that shares their common interests.

“What we want to give TOYCON fans every year is a sense of belonging to various fan communities. We bring in guests and experiences that bring fans back to why they collect toys, cosplay, read comics, or rewatch their favorite TV series or movies in the first place,” Mallillin said.
Mallillin added that more guests and attractions will be announced in the coming days and even on the opening day itself.

Sikat Ka Toy

Among the other attractions in TOYCON 2018 is “Sikat Ka Toy!”, the Philippine’s first ever toy design contest. Artists and toy aficionados can submit their designs by June 2 for a chance to receive more than Php 30,000 worth of prizes and the opportunity to have their winning toy design produced for limited sale. Toy designs for the Sikat Ka Toy! contest can be emailed to toyconph@gmail.com by June 2, 2018, and contest mechanics are on toyconph.com.

Toy Exclusives

Other attractions for this year include toy exclusives from the popular Funko toy line, as well as toy exhibits and launches from global designers, Anatoy from South Korea, Coarse from the USA, Deewy from China, Playhouse from Thailand, and Hidden Fortress Manila featuring the works of premier Pinoy toy designer Quiccs Maiquez.

Highlights:
The biggest gathering of Toys, comics and merch exhibitors in the country
The biggest toy display by the Philippines Toy Group Association
International celebrities and guest from PopLife FANX
International toy designers from Philippines, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and USA
Toy exhibit by XM Studios, Sideshow, Prime One and Hot Toys
Visual art exhibit by Toym Imao
Arts and Comics artist Alley
Filipino Comics Legends Exhibit
ABS CBN Display
Cosplay K.O.
Solar, Jack TV and MTV display
Sinag Animation Presentation
TMC mini cinema showing Tokyo Ghoul, Fist of Fury and The Wailing
TRESE Toy Launch
The Creator Stage featuring online creators and celebrity
Gaming Stage
Sound Arena Stage featuring: KISSBEE, HYOLYN and APL DE AP
Warner Bros. presents Teen Titans and The Meg
Action figure and toy customization contest
Sikat Ka Toy! Philippine toy design competition
Toycon Exclusive – TEQ63 Manila Killa by Quiccs
Toycon Exclusive – Toycon Minifig by Pinoy LUG
Pinoy Pop Culture Icon Award
AND MANY MORE…….

TOYCON 2018 + POPLIFE FANX is sponsored by Maxi Collector, Legendary Beast Studio, XM, Filbars, Great Toys Online, and Gaming Library.

Supported by Kramer Toy Warden, Warner Bros, Tagalized Movie Channel, Sinag Animation Studios, Anotoys Collectibles, Hubbyte Toys and Collectibles, Dreamworks Dreamplay, City of Dreams Manila, Shopback, Halimaw Studios, Big Boys Toy Store, KidsCompany, Bandai, Gundam Build Divers, Devant, Tamashii Nations, Good Smile Company, Jinio, Comic Odyssey, DC Superheroes Cafe, Food Panda, Bruder, Xend and Oishi O Wow.

Media Partner with ABS CBN, Expat Philippines, WheninManila.com, Manila Bulletin, MTV Philippines, Jack TV, PSICOM Publishing, Retro 105.9, Clickthecity.com and the Philippine Bloggers Network.

Event Partner with TEQ63, Anima Alliance, Philippine Toy Groups Association and Ex-Link Events

TOYCON POPLIFE FanXperience 2018 regular day passes and FanX VIP Experience passes are available in all SM Ticket outlets or through www.toyconph.com.

 

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