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!


12th Mega Brand Sale at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong

MCT Events Management will hold its 12th staging of the sale event on October 2-4, 2015 at the Megatrade Hall 1, 2 & 3, 5th level, Mega B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

The three-day event will showcase over 150 known brands, both local and international. Shoppers from around the metropolis will surely enjoy huge discounts on great selections from shoes, bags, men’s and ladies fashion, appliances, sporting goods and accessories, personal care, eye wear and time pieces, gadgets and gizmos and other specialty items. The event is the perfect time for pre-Christmas sale purchases.

Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Adidas, Nike Golf, Reebok, Hush Puppies & Sebago, Levis & Dockers, RRJ, Memo, XOXO, 101 New York, Sperry, Skechers, Hanabishi and many more!

RCBC Bankard, still the bank partner of MCT Events for this event shall treat its credit cardholders with 0% interest for up to 12 months. Special giveaways and freebies will also be given for those who will sign up for the credit card during the event.

Over the years, this sale event has established a loyal and growing market, and has always been one of the most anticipated events. For the past five years, this event has provided participating brands with great opportunities to showcase their products and services to the dynamic market.

This event is organized by MCT Events Management in partnership with RCBC Bankard: Making Your Life Better!

For more information about the event, call MCT Events Management at 239-3807 or 399-2935.

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Smart Logistics Solutions for Business Launching at the Blue Leaf Filipinas

the Blue Leaf Filipinas Event Place, ASEANA Park , Parañaque City- Philippines

PLDT FVP and SME Business Head Ms. Kat Luna-Abelarde

Smart Enterprise, the country’s largest provider of wireless service provider for  micro, small, medium scale enterprises , launched the Smart Logistics Solutions – a business to business ( B2B) suite of software and hardware specifically designed to cater to the needs of transportation, logistics and distribution industries.

PLDT , EVP and ePLDT President and CEO Mr. Eric Alberto noted that the launch of Smart Enterprise’s new product suit encourages SMEs to move towards a mobile and digital vision for their businesses.

Mr. Lorenzo  Tañedo, Head for Voice Solutions and Cloud Solutions of PLDT SME Nation and Mr. Arnel Ignacio -program emcee

” To stay ahead in today’s competitive business landscape , it is crucial for companies to provide speed and accuracy in delivering their services “, he said . ” Though Smart Logistic Solutions , we will empower transport companies to enable prompt service tracking of assets and access data by automating their business.

Smart Logistic Solutions together with their partner organizations and companies in a ceremonial toast

Smart logistics solutions offers SME’s the following mobile applications and solutions : assets tracker-vehicle , fleet management and e-ticketing system for transportation and for logistics, the assets tracker vehicle and asset tracker -personnel, as well as proof of delivery ( power form)

Smart Tracker is a solution that utilizes GPS tracking system to enable users to monitor their vehicle or field force personnel’s location in real time . This solution will help businesses increases operational efficiency and ensure asset security .

Smart E-ticketing handles scheduling and fares for transport companies . It manages and monitors admissions and retail from your head office while tracking sales real- time.

Smart Fleet is a cloud -based solutions designed to help businesses perform the following  operation- vehicle management including maintenance , dispatching, cashering , driver data and reports.

Smart Form is a digital way of tracking goods’ shipment that leverages the mobile technology and replaces the pen- and-paper system .

PLDT FVP and SME Business Head Ms. Kat Luna-Abelarde added, ” Speed and Accuracy in delivering service give SMEs the edge in today’s fast paced and technology driven business landscape . With Smart Logistics Solutions, it does not have to be a strain on the overhead expenses nor does it have to be complex . To thrive in today’s digitally challenging times, SMEs need to be able to harness technology to their advantage and that’s out mission.

Note: There were in -house raffle and games in which i won Sony Xperia M2. There were also lucky winners of cellphones and other prizes



Paunang Salita : Pieces of A Teacher’s Mind Book Launching by Bienvenido Lumbera

531, 3rd Floor La Solidaridad Bookstore, Padre Faura, Ermita , Manila -Philippines

L-R Mr. Charlson Ong , Mr. Lito Casaje ,Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera , Ms. Shirley Lua , Mr. Ronnie Diaz and Ms. Menchu Sarmiento

I got invited to a public discussion and book launching by an award- winning Carlos Palanca writer Ms. Menchu  Aquino- Sarmiento at the Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists Association of the Philippines a few hours ago , The group collectively is called PEN. The group was organized in 1958 by Mr. F. Sionil Jose (now National Artist for Literature ). The group organized conference and workshop had its first of its kind after the war, held for two days in Baguio City in December 1958 and attended by distinguished literary people and intellectuals from all over the country including Senator Claro M. Recto and President Carlos P. Garcia.  

jam-packed crowd

The group board members had their monthly meeting and after past 5:00pm , They allowed some invited guests , writers and young creative writers from different schools and academe . I was also surprised to see a fellow stamp club and collector friend Mr. Jimmy Ang ( President of APO Philatelic Club ) attending the book launching.

Aside from stamps, he would collect postcards, memorabilias , newspaper clippings , photos and into books. He collects books that were written by Philippine national artists like Nick Joaquin, F Sionil Jose, Bienvenido Lumbera among others.

HE Jaroslav Olsa , Jr.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic

One of the prominent guests of honor that was invited to the event was his excellency Jaroslav Olsa , Jr. of Czech Republic.  There are several books by well-known Czech poets and writers that was translated into Filipino language . These books were sold at the recent MIBF and are available at the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino .

the group were treated to an early evening meal which consists of pancit palabok, cassava cake, empanadas

Paunang Salita

For those interested in Paunang Salita- Pieces of A Teacher’s Mind  by Bienvenido Lumbera , They can inquire at the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts . It is a good book with 378 pages printed by the University of the Philippines Press in 2014.

Contact Information

Solidaridad Bookshop

531 Padre Faura St.,
Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Telefax: +632.254.1068


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Salliano’s Bar and Restaurant: Offering Home-Style Traditional Recipe in Marikina

9 Guerilla Street, Corner  Mayor Gil Fernando Street , Barangay Santo Niño , Marikina City – Philippines

facade of the bar and restaurant

Origin and Brief History :

Salliano’s Restaurant and Bar is a modern , chic , dining restaurant occupying roughly 600 square -meters of lot  with garden style setting and indoor area within the most important part of Marikina City. What is also nice about the restaurant is that the partners had help each other with the interior designs and construction of the place. It used to be a former ranch and property of Don Agusto .

fellow bloggers enjoying their night

It is very accessible via all major public transportation like jeepney, auv express and just 1 ride from MRT Cubao-Araneta station or LRT line 2 Araneta- Gateway Center.

Bluewave and Robinson appliance center

It is founded by a group of friends who have known and been with each other since Grade 1. It is near Blue Wave Center, Marikina Valley Hospital and within 1 ride away from Marikina town.


There is an outdoor patio area which can accommodate between 80 to 120 people at any given time and there is also an indoor area with air-condition , small bar and flat screen television which can accommodate 60 people maximum . There are several celebrities and even local politicians which were  slighted eating at this place.

stylish outdoor setting with tents

Over the course of several decades ,  Their friendship had nurtured one big extended family including their wives , respective families and close friends . Many of the recipes of the restaurant were handled down from several generations from  the proprietors families  . These recipes are not normally the common ones , but they are served during special gatherings and important occasions.

Mr. Essex Polintan -one of the co-owners of the restaurant

Friends would normally gather during important events and  They would share each other’s recipes eventually led to the transformation of their love , passion and desire for good food and business. Salliano’s was the name that the group had conceptualized because it is easy to pronounce and name-recall among its customers.

Mocha and Caramel FrappuccinoPhp 150 per serving

The Mocha and Caramel Frappuccino is comparable to a well-known international coffee store chain. They also serve juices and beers .

Truffle Carbonara– This is one of the unique pasta specialties of the restaurant, They use generous amount of truffle and topped with fresh basil leaves.  Ideal for 2 to 3 person sharing. Php 280

Meatballs ala Salliano- served with grilled pita bread -What i liked about the meatballs is that herbs and spices were properly mixed within the meat and it is tender and their sauce is just a perfect blend .  Ideal for 3 to 4 person sharing Php 380

Osso Bucco with Gremolata Sauce is an Italian dish which uses the veal or beef shanks, or bone with a hole , it is in reference to the bone marrow hole at the center of the cross-cut veal shank.  Gremolata or Gremolada is a chopped herb condiment classically made of lemon zest, garlic and parsley.  Ideal for 3 to 4 person sharing Php 320.

The beef marrow is tender and very tempting , which is not for the faint hearten ones!

Callos  is also known as ox tripe stew, It is a Spanish / Mexican – Filipino dish . Ideal for 3 to 5 person . Vegetables used are carrots, chick peas (garbanzos) bell pepper , black and green olives topped with chopped parsley . The meat is tender and the strew is a perfect blend -not salty.  MUST Try . Php 270

Pugon Fired Salliano’s Pork Crackling – I think this is another home-style recipe that survived generations of family members. It is rare now-a day to cook pork in pugon ( fire brick oven) This is a style that was introduced several- centuries ago by the Chinese and perfected by the Spaniards . Since pork crackling takes time cooking , meat is tender and the pork skin is crispy. 1-kilo cost around Php 420. MUST Try . There is also a special condiment  which is not the typical lechon sauce made from pork’s liver .

The idea is to bring back the heart and the familiar in comfort dining. Not the fast- food type or fusion type of dishes which now is quite common in restaurants all over Metro Manila.

Three Cheese with Artichoke Dip serve with Toasted Baguette – This is good for appetizer and ideal as a starter before the main dish . Ideal for 2 to 4 people. Php 220 .

Country fried chicken with sauce it is cooked with home-style batter mixture , deep fried  chicken wings and legs  presented in bucket serve with sauce . Ideal for 3 to 5 people sharing .  Php 390

Classic deep fried fish and with Chip– The fish fillet is deep fried and with potato and mayonnaise.  Ideal for 2 to 4 people sharing Php 220

Pasta Mariscos-This flavorful and saucy dish has a kick. It is spiced up with bits of tomatoes in oil , mussels ( tahong ) shrimps and garnished with basil leaves . It is deal for 2 to 3 persons . Php 290

Castarones de Salliano– ( Custaroons) This is a personal dish by one of the owner. It’s a  mix of several local desserts like leche flan ( crème caramel / caramel custard ) yema  (a custard candy made from egg yolks and condensed milk ) and with grated coconut meat , mixed into a small cup topped with cream and fresh mint leaves. It is good for 2 to 3 person sharing and a MUST TRY for those with sweet tooth. Php 130 small .

The restaurant is also coming-up with a larger size , but i have no idea on the pricing

Paella ala Salliano–  This is a heirloom dish by one of the proprietors of the restaurants, with 3 kinds of rice , one of them is Spanish variety which gives texture to the paella. It also had a generous mixture of seafood like shrimps, green mussels ( tahong ) and special cooking wines added extra taste. I have tasted several local paellas and i think , it is the ingredients and style on how they cooked that makes it quite different . The Pricing is relatively CHEAP compared to others in Metro Manila. Php 490 SMALL and Php720 Large. MUST TRY .

Another special mention is their barbecue with rice , Its is tender and marinated to perfection similar to a well-known restaurant chain in Malate area.

It is what we called the traditional family- style recipe which were handed down from several generations ( heirloom recipes)  and i think they must share their culinary menus with the public.

They had their soft opening scheduled last July 18 , 2015 and followed -up with an opening last September 19 with a concert of UP Dharma . Due to the world of mouth and social media – There were a lot of attendees and walk-ins that the management had to turn down some of their guests.

I must give both thumbs -up for the quality of the food, ambiance , home -style heirloom dishes and the service . I will definitely come back for more of their signature dishes together with my friends and loved-ones.

Operation Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 12midnight with extension up to 1:00am especially on weekends.

For reservations , parties and corporate events: call 0927-8120917.

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Note: Prices of their menu are subject to change without prior notice. I would like to ” Thank” Mr. Brian Macasa  the owners of the place for the warm accommodation to the group.

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