Largest Serving of Sauteed Jolly Mushrooms Record Attempt at the History Con 2016

World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat , Pasay City , Metro Manila -Philippines

Mushrooms have been part of the human diet and are known for their healing and nutritional attributes. Fly Ace Corporation which distributes Jolly Mushrooms in partnership with History Channel is all stage to set the largest serving of the dish will make use of more than 250 kilos of Jolly Mushrooms and will involve the country’s top coking contingent composed of youth participants from the brand’s long-running learning advocacy , Jolly University ( JU) , and the chef -students from the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA-Manila) . The cooking team will be led by one of the young chef entrepreneurs in the country , Chef Winston ‚Äú Wix‚ÄĚ Luna of the Chefwix Catering Services .

World Trade Center, Pasay City -Metro Manila

The event started past 11:00am with students of CCA-Manila , Fly Ace Corporation employees, students volunteers from Jolly University partners like Far Eastern University , La Consolacion College and staffs weighting -in the mushrooms at the grounds of the World Trade Center.

 

official weight-in of Jolly mushroom

The sauteed mushroom dish is selected for the world record attempt because of how easy it can be prepared and cooked , while showing how versatile mushrooms are as an ingredient.

 

student volunteers

‚Äú History -making has never tasted this healthy and delicious . Jolly and Fly Ace Corporation , together with our event partners , are extremely honored to initiate this ground -breaking attempt . We are hoping to set a first world record , and of course to successfully spread the news of mushrooms’ health benefits all over the Philippines and the world ‚Äú, said Fly Ace Corporation , President Mr. Jun Cochanco .

 

Health Advocacy :

In a recent studies by scientists around the world underscored the importance of antioxidants as these protect the cells from within , thus boosting one’s immune system and helping prevent future diseases such as cancers. As per tests of SGS, a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company , Jolly Mushrooms contain an impressive 14mg of L-ergothioneine per 400g can.

Aside from A+E Networks, the Jolly Mushroom world record attempt was made possible with the following partners: Gomeco, Petron , Masflex, Fuji, Kitchen Scales, Good Life Oyster Sauce, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, students from center for the Culinary Arts-Manila, Jolly University contestants from La Consolacion and Far Eastern University

For more information about the products : http://www.flyacecorp.com

9 Historical Moments That Comes Alive at Historycon 2016

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

History Con 2016 is the biggest history and entertainment convention in this side of the world. ¬†History buffs , students , collectors and enthusiasts trooped to the iconic World Trade Center yesterday . ¬†The event is dubbed ” Manila Makes History ” .

Saint Jude Catholic School students 

O.B. Montessori students

The is the channel‚Äôs ‚Äúway of connecting to their audience; allowing them to feel, live, and see history come alive in an entertaining way,‚ÄĚ as said by Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director of A+E Networks Asia, distributor of History Channel among others.

local and international celebrities 

 The star-studded line up of History Channel’s on screen personalities including Ancient Alien’s Giorgio Tsoukalos; Storage Wars’ Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz; Gangland Undercover’s Ian Matthews and Damon Runyan; Photo Face off’s Justin Mott; and Celebrity Car Wars’ local celebrities include  Mr. KC Montero, Ms. Joey Mead -King, Mr. Marc Nelson, and  Ms.Gabby Dela Merced, have fun with the interactive and/or educational booths featured at the convention.

Gangland Undercovers Ian Matthews and Damon Runyan

There is a minimal entrance fees for those  who wanted to visit the show. Here are some of the important historical moments at the Historycon 2016:

Mr. Justin Mott of Photo Face Off 

9.) Local and International Celebrities in Person – There is a big chance to meet and see the invited celebrities at the event.

8.) World War 2 and Vietnam War Cosplayer РThere are a lot of local and international cosplayer around the HistoryCon. One can see the replica of World War 2 uniforms and outfits .

7.) Presidential Cars Р Presidential cars used by General  Emilio Aguinaldo, Jose P. Laurel, and Ramon Magsaysay are part of the exhibit. The exhibit is mounted by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) .  They are planning to have them exhibited on permanent display on a museum to be built in Quezon City .

6. ) Vintage Sarao 1950’s Jeepney – Before the large jeepney with a sitting capacity of 18 to 20 people , There is the more colorful , flamboyant and elaborately designed jeepney from the 1950’s.

MD Juan -The company is known for their jeeps 

 MD Juan Enterprises and the business enterprise was featured several years ago . The company is celebrating another milestone , their golden or 50th anniversary .

5.) Collectibles Items- There were a lot of old , vintage and antiques for sale

Filipino Picker booth

collectibles items

¬†These are Jollibee character toys made from plastic in the 1980’s¬†

vintage soft-drink and beer bottles from the 1970s and 1980’s

4.) Embassy Tour – Got to learn a lot of new things , Australian embassy, Mexican embassy , Israel embassy . It is like around the world experience .

Zark’s burger record challenge

3.) World Record Attempts РThere are several contest which will attempt breaking some world records from burger eating contest, largest serving or sauteed mushroom to no sleeping challenge.

longest movie marathon 

2.) World History in Photos and Relics– Philippine Veterans Bank and the Veteran¬†Association of the Philippines mounted a photo exhibit of the Second World War ¬†entitled ” War of our Fathers” ¬† . This exhibit shows the horrors of war and the courage that our forefathers that endured fighting the enemies.

old vintage bombs on display

Philippine Air Force 

Ancient Aliens

1.) Learn More History Channel Exciting Programs –There are different History Channel programs including Pawn Stars, Vikings, Alone, and Storage Wars¬†. There are also autograph signing opportunities .

life-size Viking ship

There are dog fashion shows , air-soft challenge among others during the 4- day run of the convention.

The History Convention 2016 is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For ticket inquiries and more information, Visit www.historyasia.com/shows/history-con-2016.

Opening Highlights of the 70th Mid-Year Philippine Orchid Society’s Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( HB -Flower Garden ) , Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City-Philippines

Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon City Memorial Circle, Del Monte-Philippines, Villar Foundation , Goodwill Bookstore and members of different plant societies and garden clubs mounted a successful opening at the Hardin ng Bulaklak ( HB or Flower Garden) within Quezon Memorial Circle.

This year’s theme ‚Äú Building Bridges Through Orchids‚ÄĚ enabling orchid growers to bridge orchid growing with other industries.

Philippine Orchid Society ‘s officers , special guests of honor and members

Among the prominent guests of honor includes Congresswoman Emmeline Aglipay-Villar , Sensei Ryugetsu Nakagawa , Mr. Tatsuo Kitagawa of Japan International Cooperation Agency , Quezon City government and Taiwan Bonsai Society members.

Quezon City Symphonic band

The event started with Quezon City Symphonic band played the national anthem and festive tunes. while ribbon cutting ceremonies started past 4:00PM which the guests of honor also toured the exhibition area and awarding ceremonies were also announced during the opening.

guests and media toured the exhibition area

 

L-R Mrs. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico of Goodwill Bookstore and lifetime member of the organization , Ms. Sally Uy Leuenberger of SUL Orchids of Davao and Ms. Evangie ” Vangie ” Go -President of the Philippine Orchid Society¬†

 

L-R Mrs. Lucy Tan , Mrs. Ellen Vallesteros and Mrs. Susan Lee at the registration area

The afternoon fanfare and opening ended with a fellowship cocktails. From August 26 to 29, there will be a photo contest where 3 amateurs and 3 professional photographers can compete at take photos of the orchids, ornamental plants or exhibits at the show. The winners will be awarded at the ceremony during the Manila Intentional Book Fair 2016   . 

Orchid Landscape Winners

 

Third Prize : Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Anna Ruth Purificacion -Conde

The orchid landscape exhibit of mother and daughter tandem had different orchid hybrids and species from the country . The best Euanthe sanderiana or Waling-waling of the show was owned by the Purificacion Orchids. There are also interesting sculpture using stones and wires which looked-like ants and spiders .

Second Prize: Ms. Evangeline Go

 Sensei Ryugetsu Nakagawa, Ms. Evangeline Go and Congresswoman Emmeline Aglipay-Villar. Her orchid landscape exhibit had Waling-Walings ( Euanthe sanderiana) pink and ordinary forms, Dendrobium , Phalaenopsis , Kagawaras, Mokara hybrids

 

First Place: Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee

The exhibit booth of husband and wife tandem showcased the different Phalaenopsis , Cattleyas, Dendrobiums , strap-leaf Vanda hybrids , ornamental plants,ferns,episcias, begonia  and Kiyapo ( Quiapo ) or water lettuce.

 Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee together with special guests and members

Mr. Lino Aromin from Baguio

The show will be until September 5 with daily lectures starts at past 2:00pm . Entrance fees for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s is at Php 20.00 and Php 30.00 for general admission.

New and Innovative Products from MTECH 2016

Meralco Lopez Building lobby , Pasig City -Philippines

Meralco Technology and Innovation Summit 2016 or MTECH 2016 is a must -see exhibits and experience zone , which showcases the latest products , services and technology from the company’s business , service and technology partners . The event started at around past 8:00 am with the registration and a short program at the lobby of the main building and this will be its second year.

invited guests and officers of Meralco

The exhibit and summit started from August 23 to 24, ( Tuesday to Thursday ) at the Lopez building lobby showcased the company’s leading technology partner brands such as Dell, Hitachi, SAP, Pazifik, Power, Lenovo , Symantec + Blue Coat , CALIBR8, Schneider Electric, Indra, Siemens, Huawei , Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Salesforce , Microsoft , Trends and Technologies Inc., Trend Micro , Geodata System Technologies, WSI , Smart , PLDT and Radius Telecoms showcased their latest innovations, Moreover Meralco Kuryente Load -the power utility’s prepaid electricity service is also demonstrated.

Hitachi 

The Experience Zone , which is situated inside the MERALCO Theater Lounge features SMART Home Solutions by Schneider Electric ( which includes appliance control and electric consumption monitoring ) , Indra ( smart sensors and appliance control through smart plugs) and CALIBR8 (electric consumption monitoring and analytics )

Stratasys

The Experience Zone also features exhibits by Lenovo ( tablets , PC’s and Laptops ) Dell ( tablets , office PC’s , gaming PC’s , laptops, servers for back end systems) WSI Philippines ( large format displays and office printer ) , Trends and Technologies ( sound system ) , Microsoft ( Xbox One and VR device) and Abenson ( home appliances)

Smart Home living room 

MERALCO Chief Technology advisor Mr. Gavin D. Barfield said the exhibits would demonstrate the huge amount of technology and innovation that is going on at MERALCO as we embrace the digital age. ‚Äú We are utilizing tha latest technology to improve our grid operations , provide more consumption information and convenience to our customers ad to roll out new products and services . At Meralco, we are engraining technology and innovation into our DNA‚ÄĚ.

 

MTECH 2016

There will also a pocket sessions will also be held at the exhibit venue. The event will conclude on August 26 Friday with a day-long forum featuring MERALCO‚ÄĚs technology vision and presentations from international speakers.

August 23

Topics :

1.) Transforming Customer Engagement in the Digital Economy by Mr. Robert Williams of SAP.

2.) ArcFM, Your Solution for Advanced Assets and Network Management by Mr. Gerome San Pablo of Schneider Electric.

August 24

Topics

1.) Organizational Transformation through ICT Solutions by Mr. Ravi Singh of Hitachi

2.) Harnessing Intelligent Data with Azure and Power Business Intelligence by Mr. Angelo Miguel Arcilla of Microsoft

3.) Grid Resilience and Demand-side Management by Mr. K. Anand Gopal Menon of Siemens

August 25

Topics

1.) Intel Unite by Mr. Charles Ty of Intel and Lenovo

2.) The Smart Life by Smart Communications

For more information about this event , Please visit

http://www.mtech.com.ph/

A Visit to Saint Vincent Seminary in Tandang Sora

221 Tandang Sora , Quezon City- Philippines

One could not miss this imposing church along Tandang Sora Avenue . ¬†This had been a favorite wedding and events place . There is also an active sunday market within the seminary grounds with about 50 to 60 stall holders selling from native kakanins, ready to wear ( rtw ) clothes, children’s toy , food and accessories .

Santuario de San Vicente de Paul

The construction of the Santuario de San Vicente de Paul Church building started as a Millennium Project of the Philippine Province of the Congregation of the Mission.

flea market 

Well-known Filipino-Chinese architect¬†Mr. Froilan Hong , who is sought after member of the designers’ academe recognized internationally. ¬†He also designed the Manila Film Center . The¬†Church ossuary is built just below the main church .

church door made by Mr. Micheal Cacnio -a TOYM awardee 2006 ( photo courtesy of Ms. Jo Quimpo )

History :

It was in the 2000 Provincial Assembly that the initial concept was given an approval. Earlier proposals advocated the maximization of the vacant lot in front of the seminary. Since the Seminary Chapel was open to the public and had become smaller with the increasing number of mass-goers, a bigger Church structure that would include a Pastoral-Social Center was seen as the best project for the said space. With the go-signal and permission coming from the Archbishop of Manila Jaime Cardinal L. Sin to build a shrine, the ground-breaking took place on March 25, 2003. The construction was slow and it took over 10 years before the church and surrounding venue place is slowly towards its full completion .

altar table design and made by Mr. Daniel dela Cruz ( photo courtesy of Ms. Jo Quimpo) 

Altar Set

The altar sets was designed and made by Mr. Daniel dela Cruz . He is industrial product designer -turned sculptor . The altar table of the church was patterned after the empty tomb of Christ after his resurrection . As described by John 20:17 ” John narrates how , when Mary of Magdalene told them that Jesus’ body had disappeared , Peter and John hurried to the tomb but but only saw burial cloths and the cloth that had covered Jesus’s head .

church lectern , main altar and priest seat / presidential  chair are all made from bronze

The altar piece , one whole artwork ¬†from bronze , had a patina with gold hues. The empty tomb is reflected those full-length cover or lid had been towards the place where Christ’s body is found. Eight rays emanate¬†from the lower portion which is illuminated with proper lighting fixtures . All these pieces were finished by the first quarter of 2015.

The Jesus Christ crucifixion was made by Mr. Jordan Mendoza. He is an artist son of well-known artist Mr. Jose Mendoza . ¬†He named the bronze crucifix ” The last two minute of Christ ”

church seats

The church boast clean lines of pews, level play , very welcoming ambiance. It had a sitting capacity of between 800 to 1,000 people at any given day . In fact , the church had been a venue for some religious concert . It also had a good acoustic .

The windows are also well-placed and allow natural lights to enter the main church without adding artificial lights.  The church is well-ventilated .

Artist Haven

With its unique architectural design, Santuario de San Vicente de Paul commands attention as it stands imposingly along Tandang Sora Avenue. The beautiful structure whose construction started in 2003 has been gradually moving toward its completion especially in recent years.

There are several artists who help design and construct different art pieces and church pieces . Mr. Daniel dela Cruz, Mr. Jordan Mendoza, Mr. Micheal Cacnio , Mr. Willy Layug and Ms. Jo-Ann Pamintuan .

Chapel of the Our Lady of Miraculous Medal 

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal 

The chapel of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal is created in modern stylized  Philippine rococo architecture using old narra trees that were toppled down when a strong typhoon hit the place.  Instead of discarding the old trees. The congregation decided to ask for the help of well-known artist Mr. Willy Layug from Betis, Pampanga  province. Hence giving another life to the felled narra trees.

He also done several art works which included some religious icon that were given to Pope Francis and other foreign dignitaries . He also did the main altar and Marian images at the Our Lady of Mercy Parish Church in Novaliches .

The chapel sitting capacity is just between 20 to 25 people.

Website: http://www.willylayug.net/

Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament / Perpetual Adoration Chapel

The chapel is air-conditioned and had a wooden seats for the devotee. According to the parish head . There were some attempt by burglars a couple of years ago to get the items inside the chapel.

Monstrance with relic of Saint Vincent 

Parish Museum 

The group was given a first hand tour  by Father Raul Pura at the parish museum where we saw some of the church pieces , vestments , relics , fixtures from the church before the modern art pieces were installed in 2015.  Some of the important church items are made from a well-known maker from Bulacan .  The tour was facilitated thru Ms. Edna del Rosario and Mr. Randy  Angelo Diono .

chalice

church lectern made from hard wood 

Bulwagang San Vicente

Bulwagang San Vicente is located just beside the main church and just above the parish office. The venue place had a sitting capacity between 300 to 350 people , ideal for weddings, debuts, seminar , baptism and conferences. The food tasting event was co-hosted by Hizon Catering and their partners.

There is also a mural art work by local artist.

Contact :926-80-63 Church 

For Reservation:   ( Events and Wedding : 584-83-01 / (0917-8912208 ) 

info@verandasanvicente.com

Note : Photos were from the author and Ms. Jo Quimpo РAll photos were taken within the premises of the church and seminary ground with proper coordination from the parish . 

any use of the photos – Please cite this blog

References:

Souvenir Program 2015 Sanctuario de San Vicente

Novaliches Diocese :http://www.novalichesdiocese.net/santuario-de-san-vicente-de-paul-parish-and-shrine-of-the-poor/

FB Veranda San Vicente 

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