Philippine Plant Festival 2019- 3 Day Plant Madness SALE !

Philippine Plant Festival 2019 commercial bazaar proprietors and stall owners have a nice way to end the show.  The general public , students, garden enthusiasts, hobbyists are invited to come and visit the 3-Day PLANT MADNESS SALE.


February 1, 2 and 3, 2019 marks the BIG Discount SALE

Partial list of Sellers/ Booths that will be having their SALE

Arid Aroids  Trip to Thailand and other major
prizes sa raffle
Masitera Succulents – 3,000 soil mix packs for everyone sa
lahat ng purchase nyo sa mga tie-up sellers! Plus,
trip to Baguio for 2!
Succulents and Spikes – 10% discount; 500 pesos off on premium haworthia plants
ACLCM Landscaping Services (Mary Ann Gatoc Fabale)- Free landscaping livelihood seminar on Jan 31, 2019 at 2pm
My Piece of Earth – 15% discount
Simple Mamsy804
Tess Aguirre – 10% discount
Heston’s Arts
Agnes De Guzman Siasit – 20% discount (until Feb 5!)
Cristal Garden by Maui Cristales
Amy LastimosaP100 discount for plants priced above P500 for grafted gymnos
Michael Co Cactus Spines and Flowers – 10% discount
Karl Bernardo Calica
Chubbylit’s Cns & Blooms
Ronald Panelo


Due to the public clamor, Philippine Plant Festival 2019 is extended until February 10, 2019.

Do not forget to visit the bazaar and exhibit area, The show site is at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City.

The plant bazaar is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm until February 10, 2019 !!!



Last Few Units Available at #8 Verdum street, 298 Reraon Street, San Juan

For serious property owners and people looking for nice investment, There is a community within the center of San Juan, Metro Manila.


There are 32 units of 4 storey residential concrete town homes.  The property is well-developed and had a good chi according to some feng shui experts and well  ventilated. It also have a vertical garden space with lots of flowering plants,philodendron, ferns. There is a pocket garden with frangipani, hibiscus, palms , santans, bamboos and bougainvilleas.


living room area

Amenities and E-Homes Features

The Community includes includes solar power, swimming pool, 24 hour security with cctv camera with electric fence , half basketball court, solar power, pocket garden spaces and fully automated lights and sounds that you can control with your smart phones.

Vicinity Location

These town homes are located within the the heart of Metro Manila. These are just near Robinson’s Magnolia, Immaculate Concepcion Academy, Xavier School, La Salle Greenhills , Greenhills Shopping Center, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Ortigas Center, Robinson’s Galleria, SM Megamall, Saint Pedro Poveda College, ShangriLa Plaza Mall and near the cities of Manila, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Makati and Quezon City.

For those interested to visit, Please contact:  Ms. Nikki Parulan – Marketing Representative 
email : / 0926-064-2982

Exciting Nagaraya Sweet Pretzels

Nagaraya had been synonymous to peanut crackers which were enjoyed by several generations and even millennials could hardly resists.


Nagaraya garlic flavored coated peanuts

Kabaya Pretzels (Sweet-Mini Pretzels) were offered way back in 1967 and have been enjoyed by several generations.


I have compared with one with those in the market and this would definitely win hands down. The pretzels are thin and the dough is soft,  they are unlike the leading brand which had an after taste. The chocolate are not too sweet and popular among children and teenagers.

These are available at Unimart , Greenhills, San Juan, leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide.



Silver Anniversary of Hotel Sogo Goes with their Advocacies

Hotel Sogo’s Beginnings

Hotel Sogo was founded 25 years ago. The hotel chain celebrates their ( silver anniversary ). Its red color serves as a red flag and gained its notoriety as a love hotel for those who have tight budgets.

To reach 25 years of service is a tough road. Para tumagal sa company and ma-achive itong 25 years dapat meron tayong loyalty sa company sa sarili natin and disiplina sa trabaho, said 25 year Service Awardee, Ms. Isabel Barrete, Executive Assistant.

This is the a place where love affairs of different backgrounds stay for “long” or “short time” purposes.


buffet area


The event was hosted at Eurotel ( Vivaldi) Cubao 7th floor. Our call time was around 2:00 pm but the event started past 3:00 pm. There are games, raffles and exciting afternoon buffet meal.



Hotel Sogo has been in the hospitality industry for 25 years. Its first ever branch is near the station of LRT Monumento, Caloocan that opened in February of 1993.

Hotel Sogo was founded by two individuals in 1992 but only in 1993 they did it in full swing. One was a hotel professional with 2 decades of experience in another leading chain of motels and another one is a triple A licensed contractor.


media, vloggers and bloggers

Hotel Sogo’s Tagline “So Clean… So Good”

Every brand has unique tagline. Hotel Sogo’s is so short and simple, you’ll not going to wonder why this hotel was named that way! Hotel Sogo is a budget accommodation but they do not want a budget kind of service given to their customers. They maintain a very well-kept environment that attracts positive vibes. Hotel Sogo’s motto which is “We Simply Do It Better” also stands out because of the idea that you don’t need much to perform much. Hotel Sogo follows a low-maintenance business model but the output is superb in quality!

Roman themed room

Hotel Sogo’s Staycation Feel

Every guest who checks in at Hotel Sogo is welcomed with a traditional Japanese bow to show their utmost courtesy all throughout his/her stay. I have some friends, co-employees, bloggers and relatives who have stayed at the hotel and praised the hotel’s wide space and really good customer service. They have embraced a lot of innovations to provide the best service such as 24-hour Guest assistance SMS center where their customers can send text messages for free anytime they need it.


Hotel Sogo planned to have more branches within 2 years time. They are planning to expand to at least 60 branches by 2020. Currently, The have new hotels in Kamuning , Quezon City. They are planning to expands their operations in several Southeast Asian countries.

Hotel Sogo’s Exciting Features
Guaranteed low rates
24/7 NO brownout
Secured private parking
Fully air-conditioned rooms
24-Hour food and drinks service
Complete safety and privacy
Accepts all types of debit cards and credit cards
Free wifi

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10 Ways to Enjoy Old Manila Eco Market

Good News ! to all visitors and patrons of Old Manila’s Eco Market. Due to the public clamor and success of the bazaar last year.  2019 promises different ways to enjoy going there.


Plaza de España

The first eco market and bazaar which advocate for sustainable healthy lifestyle, zero waste, organic foods and community responsibility. The organizers was given a green light by the Intramuros administration to continue the bazaar and spread its advocacies thru its sunday market within Plaza Roma.

Here are 10 ways to Enjoy Old Manila’s Eco Market


Manila Cathedral

1.) Enjoy Intramuros and Surrounding area – the bazaar is located at the heart of the the old city. One can enjoy historical tourist spots like Manila Cathedral, Ayuntamiento, Fort Santiago, Bahay Tsinoy Museum.  One can also explore nearby areas like Post Office, Chinatown and National Museum which is just within 1 kilometer radius.


2.) Street Performers – one can listen and be captivate with the array of artistic expressions and passion of the performers.


3.) Fresh Fruits– One can enjoy Philippine fruits like lansones, mangosteen, pomelo , banana, durian, magoes and guyabano.


4.) Products – There are different kinds of products that are found in the country. One can be amaze with the quality and quantity of products found at the market.


5.) Cheerful People– Stall holders and even street kids are happy and cheerful. Interacting with them will make your visit a worthwhile experience.


pukingan tea and ysabela wine

6.) Unique Products– One fun way to enjoy the trade bazaar is buying some unique products. Pukingan tea is made from the flowers of Clitoria ternatea. The flowers had some amazing health benefits.


liquid soap


handmade soaps for sale


Balay Organiko hand made soaps and toothbrushes

7.) Organic and Handmade– Soaps, wrist bands and other products are handmade with limited number available.


Manila Central Post Office and Liwasang Bonifacio

8.) Walking Tours – Walking tours and bicycle tours are popular trend not only for foreigners but for people with a tight budget.


Manila Central Post Office building

The author conducts a monthly postal heritage tour which also goes around the walled city and this eco market.


9.) Spreading the Advocacy -Helping spread the group’s advocacy thru purchasing products sold at the market will also help indigent communities and people making the products. One can also buy eco friendly bags made from cloth or cheese sacks.


10.) Learning History and Culture – One can truly appreciate the beauty of the place by walking around, reading the historical markers and taking a rest at the mobile library.


(@oldmanilaecomarket) Instagram: Old Manila Eco Market every Sunday, 7:00AM- 7:00PM Plaza Roma, Intramuros, Manila

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