Lunch Out at Chili’s SM North EDSA

Lunch out with a couple of friends at Chili’s SM North EDSA branch , This branch had just recently opened their doors and we decided to pay a visit, This is located at the second floor , The block .

The restaurant is very accessible and near the entrance , so we did not have a hard time locating the place. The restaurant had a capacity of about 75 to 100 people at any given time .

We arrived around past 11:00 am when there are still a few customers and we were seated on an area which is well-lighted . Customers who are used to fast food must try to wait between 15 to 25 minutes before the place can serve the dishes. ( Luckily we have a timer )

We ordered 3 kind of dishes at their menu :

fried chicken with fries and corn ( Chicken Crispers )

We liked the ( Chicken Crispers ) MUST TRY is fried chicken with fries and corn cob served on a platter with honey mustard dressing . This is ideal for sharing between 2 to 4 people .  ( Php 340 )  per serving

We also ordered two kinds of pasta – Cilantro chicken pasta  MUST TRY (Php 460 ) and  .Chicken Enchilada pasta ( Php 460)

Penne pasta topped with tender strips of grilled chicken , corn and onions , in ricj enchilada sauce with melted smoky chipotle cheese. Drizzled with cilantro aioli , sprinkled with crispy tortilla strips , house -made pico de gallo and fresh cilantro

Our group paid about Php 1, 300 for the meal and we just ask a few queries about the newly opened restaurant but unfortunately the manager was not around . Overall , we got a fine dining experience because we just arrived before the lunch time crowd began queuing .

Website : http://www.chilisphilippines.com/

The restaurant also offers a delivery –372-8996

Note :  All opinion  are from the author and his group . 

Street Dancing Winners of Caracol 2017

Street Dancers from different elementary , high school and barangay levels capped this year’s Caracol festival 2017 which was held at the Circuit Mall within Makati City . This year’s marked the 31st year that the festival is celebrated .

Circuit Mall

There are 12 competing groups this year, three in the elementary category, three in high school, and six from the barangay clusters, three for each district.

Each dance group will have 30 to 40 members excluding musicians and props-men. Elementary schools which competed includes General Pio del Pilar -Main and Pembo Elementary . High School are from San Isidro High School , Makati and Bangkal High Schools.

The festival used to be held on the feast day of Saint Ildefonsus around late January but eventually moved to late February and the usual street dancing is held in the morning but the festivities moved to Circuit Mall few years ago. The participants paraded on Hippodromo street and culminated with dance competition held at the activity area of Circuit Mall.

This year’s board of judges includes Engineer Vizmina Osorio , Mrs. Sylvia Lichauco de Leon , Ms.  Ms. Misha Quimpo , Mr. Gener Caringal , Ms. Ellen Fullido and Ms. Gemma Cruz- Araneta ( serving as board )

Pembo Elementary School

Winners

The winners in each category received a trophy and cash prizes of Php 120,000 for the first prize, Php 100,000 second prize and Php 80,000 for third prize.

Cash Prizes was given to the winners of special awards : Best In Costume , Php 40,000 and Best in Choreography ,Php 40,000

Elementary Category : 3rd Place – Pio Del Pilar Elementary , 2nd Place – Makati Elementary School , 1st Place – Pembo Elementary School

High School Category : 3rd Place – Bangkal High School , 2nd Place- Makati High School , 1st Place- San Isidro High Sschool

Barangay Category : 3rd Place- Cluster 1 , 2nd Place -Cluster 2 , 1st Place- Cluster 4

 

71st Philippine Orchid Society Show Winners

The 71st Annual Philippine Orchid Society’s show winners . The winners were orchid , ornamental plant , landscape exhibits and dish garden entries which were entered in a friendly competition . The orchids were entered one day before the opening date last February 23, 2017 and the winners were announced during the opening of the show .

ORCHID WINNERS

BEST  CATTLEYA

Blc. Fuch’s Orange Nuggett x (C. Viola Sanjume x Lc. Trict or Treat) Rth. Yoang Min. Orange

Mr. Manuel and Mrs.Susan Lee

BEST  DENDROBIUM

Dendrobium Nagosaki

Mr. Manuel and Mrs.Susan Lee

BEST  ONCIDIUM ALLIANCE and BEST  CULTURED  PLANT

Oncidium Misaki Twinkle Obry ‘only you’

Ms. Evangeline Go

BEST PAPHIOPEDILUM

Paphiopedilum haynaldianum

Mr. Edwin R. Francisco

BEST  PHALAENOPSIS

Phalaenopsis Green Apple ‘Dream Jade’

Mrs. Cora & Anna Ruth Purificacion

BEST  VANDACEOUS ALLIANCE

Vanda Adisak Goldspot

Ms.Erly Egargue

BEST  PHILIPPINE SPECIES and BEST  IN  SHOW – ORCHID

Eria / Pinalia species

Mrs. Cora & Anna Ruth Purificacion

BEST  PHILIPPINE HYBRID

Vanda lamellata x V. merrillii

Mrs. Cora & Anna Ruth Purificacion

BEST OTHER GENERA – SYMPODIAL ORCHID

Lycaste Gaysan Gold

Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee

 

 

Empowering Online Sellers with Shopee University

Shopee is one of the country’s fastest growing mobile shopping app in Southeast Asia and Taiwan , recently conducted their 23rd Shopee University , a FREE training workshop that helps online sellers grow their Shopee business and increase their sales , with over 170 participants from Metro Manila and nearby cities.  The event took place at Hive Hotel and Convention Center it is the 10th time to be hosted in Metro Manila and 3rd time in Quezon City .

First introduced last year ,Shopee University has recently traveled to twenty cities around the country and has helped over 1,000 aspiring Filipinos online sellers . Topics includes extensive training on how to be a better entrepreneurs by leveraging on the apps’s tools and features . Learning practical tips on running a business whether they are new or veteran online sellers.

“Through Shopee University , we can encourage our sellers and help them scale their business in a multi-pronged approach that includes marketing , customer relationship management and visual merchandising , among others under the tutelage of Shopee trainers” said Ms. Macy Castillo – Shopee’s Head of Commercial Business.

This Year, Shopee University aims to travel to more areas around the country to meet and educate more online provincial sellers , especially in major cities in Visayas and Mindanao.

” Our sellers are the heart and soul of Shopee and we are happy that we can be their partner on the success of their business ventures. We aim to continually enhance our platform and our user’s experience to become the region’s mobile commerce destinations of choice ,” adds Castillo.

Shopee is a leading mobile -first marketplace in Southeast Asia and Taiwan where everyone can browse , shop and sell. It is a platform tailored for Southeast Asia , making online shopping easy , secure and fuss -free through its strong payment and logistical support.

Website: https://shopee.ph/

 

 

 

Flower Exhibit at the 71st Philippine Orchid Show

Philippine Orchid Society together with its partner organizations mounted a highly successful opening today at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) at the Quezon Memorial Circle. This year’s theme : Philippine Orchids for Beauty , Unity and Prosperity ” .

registration area

Among the distinguished guests of honor includes Ms. Camille Villar , Ambassador Preciosa Soliven , Mrs. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico , Presidential Legislative Liaison Office ( PLLO) ASEC Romulo Arugay , Department of Agriculture , Quezon City officials and their representatives , Bureau of Plant  Industry , presidents of other plant societies and affiliate organizations .

Quezon City band

The opening started past 4:00pm with the arrival of the special guest of honors and traditional ribbon cutting ceremony , these also included a short tour of the landscape exhibit and announcement of the winners .

L-R Kelvin Niel Manubay , Presidential Legislative Liaison Office ( PLLO) ASEC Romulo Arugay,  Ms. Evangeline “Vangie” Go ( President POS) Mrs. Preciosa Soliven and Camile Villar 

Allied Botanical Corporation landscape exhibit

Allied Botanical Corporation landscape exhibit booth seems to be a smaller version of the last HortiKultura 2017 show.

VS Orchids and Ornamental Plant– This is a landscape showcasing mostly bougainvillea by the group of Mrs. Rolita ” Baby ” V. Spowart.

Ms. Brenda exhibit booth – the landscape exhibit combines old wooden windows and ornamental plants with interesting array of Phalaenopsis hybrids , strap leaf vandas, oncidiums and native sanggumays.

Unigreen Vertical garden exhibit -showcases different kinds of indoor and foliage plants . Indoor plants are very popular and they have different outlets in malls which sells indoor plant. This is one of the few companies based in the Philippines which exports indoor plants to Taiwan and other countries.

Uni-Green Inc. group of Companies- Contact Person : Mr. Joey L. Mendoza

Head Office : Address 2229 Narra street , United Hills Subdivision , Parañaque , Manila 

Telephone :+63-2( 823-2909) Fax:+62-2-776-1305

Mr. Manuel and Susan Lee orchid landscape exhibit showcases different kind of orange cattleya hybrids, strap leaf vandas and new varieties of orchid hybrids from Taiwan and Thailand.

Mr. Manuel and Susan Lee landscape exhibit also won first place in orchid landscape exhibit

a late afternoon buffet meal was served after the announcement of winners 

Special Partners of the show includes Del Monte , Philippines , Allied Botanical Corporation , Ramgo , Goodwill Bookstore and Villar Foundation.

Tomorrow , the orchid exhibition area will be open to the general public and there is a minimal entrance fees of Php 30 and Php 20 for senior citizens and students with valid Id’s.