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Savoring the Great Coffee and Cakes at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Savoring the great coffee and cakes at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at their branch at Solenad 3 within Nuvali complex at Santa Rosa, Laguna province.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

In 1963, Herbert B. Hyman started The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. His dedication to finding and serving the best coffee and tea in the world made him the founding father of gourmet coffee in California.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf -Solenad branch have an indoor sitting capacity of 50 , while an additional 20 can be accommodated outdoor .

For more than 50 years , the company had made their presence felt in every country . With over 22 kinds of coffee and 20 kinds of tea.

Triple Decker Cheesecake, Mocha Cake and Lemon Frosted Pistachio Cake

Our group liked the Triple Decker Cheesecake and it is not your typical cheesecake . It is not overly sweet and does not have an ”  umay” factor .

Crazy Array of Fried Chicken at Wingstop , Solenad 3 , Nuvali , Laguna

Crazy for battered fried chicken or fries ? There is a nice restaurant at the heart of Solenad Mall within Nuvali in Santa Rosa, Laguna province .

Beginnings

Wingstop  was born out of the big city of Garland in Texas , United States of America back in 1994, it found its roots as a small restaurant that packed huge flavor in the form of their succulent chicken wings. But it was clear that it just would not stop there.

The company had bigger things in mind and rapid expansion was the name of the game as Wingstop opened its doors to franchising in 1997. Many others followed suit and through the collective efforts of our Wing Experts, Wingstop soon sold its 1 billionth wing in the year 2002.

There are almost 1,000 restaurants scattered all over the globe. There were at least 10 location outlets in the country.

Menus

The restaurant offered their signature fried buffalo chicken wings marinated in different spices and sauces mixtures, some of which can be use for dipping french fries and sides. For spicy fried chicken lovers, one can try their spicy chicken.

signature dishes

fried onion rings and coleslaw 

The Solenad 3 restaurant outlet had 50 to 60 sitting capacity and had a cozy industrial interior design .

S’mores at Php 49

FLAVORS: Atomic, Spicy Soy , Mango Habanero,  Cajun ,Hot Buffalo, Louisiana Rub ,Mild Buffalo , Honey BBQ, Hickory Smoked BBQ ,Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan,  Honey Garlic Teriyaki ,Korean Soy Classic Wings tossed in signature flavors

Prices: 5 pcs 1 flavor 239 7 pcs 2 flavors 329 11 pcs 3 flavors 499 20 pcs 4 flavors 899 Batter-fried Wings tossed in signature flavors 5 pcs 1 flavor 199 7 pcs 2 flavors 269 11 pcs 3 flavors 399 20 pcs 4 flavors 799

Dips: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, BBQ, Atomic, Cheese Boneless bites 8 pcs 2 flavors 179 15 pcs 3 flavors 319 22 pcs 4 flavors 459 Tenders 3 pcs 1 dip 199 5 pcs 2 dips 329 7 pcs 3 dips 449

Fried Chicken Sandwich classic or flavored + fried or onion rings 199 Flavored Fries: Regular 99 Large 119 Louisiana Rub Cajun Garlic Parmesan Texas-Style Fries – Regular 79 Large 99 Cheesy Salsa Fries – 149 Onion Rings – Regular 79 Large 99 Cheesy Salsa Nachos – 139 Coleslaw – 39 Iced Tea – Regular 49 Large 59

Promos 

#WingItTuesdays returns with 20 batter-fried wings for only Php 499 .  Try to visit your nearest outlet- This will only runs from March 21 to May 30, 2017

Outlet Restaurants

Circuit Lane -Makati City , Alabang Town Center- Muntinlupa City , Bonifacio Stop Over – Taguig , UP Town Center -Quezon City , Glorietta 2- Makati City , Greenhills Promenade -San Juan City , Estancia -Pasig City , East Wood -Quezon City , Trinoma-Quezon City , Solenand 3-Nuvali , Laguna province , Fairview Terraces- Quezon City

Note : Prices quoted are subject to change without prior notice . 

For menus and prices, Please try to visit the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wingstopPH/

World Poetry Day 2017 at Kamuning Bakery

World Poetry Day 2017 was celebrated yesterday at the historic Kamuning Bakery . Mr. Jose Maria Flores Lacaba or Pete and his wife Marra Pl. Lanot  was invited to share their thoughts and insights about Poetry .

Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.

Lacaba is currently the executive editor of Summit Media’s YES! magazine, the sister publication of PEP.

Mr. Wilson Lee-Flores and Her Excellency Kok Li Peng of Singapore Embassy

The press conference started at about 9:30 am. Singapore ambassador Koh Li Peng shared some insights about Singapore role at the ASEAN . Ambassador Koh Li Peng in her two year stay in the country also shared some of her impression about Filipinos: among which are the Sense of Humor,  Sincerity and Love for Foods.

During the free-wheeling Pandesal Forum with local and international media, Ambassador Kok extolled the warm diplomatic and economic ties between the Philippines and Singapore, as well as the general optimism of the Asean region as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a high-level summit hosted by chairman the Philippines. She said that there are high hopes on the RCEP economic agreement being worked out between the 10-member nations of Asean region and China, that she thinks both this RCEP and even the TPP are all good initiatives to promote freer global trade.

             Ambassador Kok declined to comment to media’s questions on controversies like some Western criticisms of the draconian war on illegal drugs and the new death penalty bill, she reiterated that Singapore respects the sovereignty of its nation to govern itself and solve its own problems. She said Singapore has a very strong policy against illegal drugs. Kok also declined to comment on territorial dispute issues, since Singapore isn’t a claimant state but expressed hopes that Asian regional peace and stability shall be maintained by all Asian countries in order to sustain the region’s strong economic growth.

After the press conference, There were groups of students who joined the affair , for Poetry reading and appreciation.

The “Pandesal Forum”: The non-partisan, liberal, pro-people and informal Pandesal Forum of Kamuning Bakery Cafe was started on September 15, 2015 by writer Wilson Lee Flores as convenor and moderator. It welcomes all speakers, not just limited to political leaders. It is inspired by the centuries-old tradition of the “tertulia”—the informal and learned salon discussions of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America; it is also inspired by ancient China’s “li lun” or intellectual discourses. The “Pandesal Forum” hopes to help elevate the quality of public discourse in the Philippines on current affairs, politics and other topics, also focusing on economic, gut or “pandesal” issues. It also advocates genuine reforms and new ideas.

Website: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/overseasmission/manila.htmlhttps://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/overseasmission/manila.html

9 Buffet Reasons to Dine at Chef’s Laudico Feast at SM Clark Field , Pampanga

Experience buffet bonanza and feast at the newest foodie destination in Pampanga province . The restaurant boasts a culinary menus under the guidance of Chef Laudico and his wife Chef Jacqueline ( a pastry chef) .

L-R Chef Ronaldo Laudico , Dasuri , Chef Jacqueline , Mrs. Darlyn Tsang and Mr. Kyle Reyes

The restaurant had their soft opening around November 14 ,2016 and took about 5 months before having their formal opening.

Chef Laudico’s Feast 

This gastronomic expert tandem of husband and wife team along with their business partners stands by their philosophy and mission, when it comes to creating dishes and what they truly advocate is bringing out the true flavors of any dish that they serve in their restaurants and Chef Laudico’s Feast in SM Clark Pampanga .

The sitting capacity is about 170 with an al- fresco dining area extension for another 20 to 30 person. The interior is a good sample of minimalist modern with capiz chandeliers and chairs made from indigenous materials.

9 Buffet Reasons to Dine

9.) Filipino dishes– There is wide array of Filipino dishes to choose from pinakbet , kare-kare, bulalo among others.

8.) Over 100 dishes to offer – There are over 100 dishes to offer , from ordinary spaghetti to regional cuisines.

7.) Japanese foods – sushi, tempura, california maki, tuna rolls among others are sure a big hit among Japanese food connoisseurs.

meat carving station

6.) Meat Carvings -grilled liempo , angus beef tapa, roasted turkey , bellychon, pork ribs, .traditional lechon are some of the menus one can choose from.

5.) Desserts – interesting mix of fresh fruits , pastries, sandwich station and local kakanins to chooses from.

4.) No Short Cuts -There are no short cuts meaning Chef Laudico’s Feast would never use flavor enhancers such as ready-made bouillon, MSG and commercially prepared sauces and flavor sprinkles. What diners could expect is the authentic flavor that each dish represents.

seafood lovers will liked their steamed shrimps , marine crabs

3.) Chinese dishes– Dimsum , Pancit Canton , Spring rolls, Yang Chow fried rice , soups

sandwich station

2.) Korean dishes – Korean bulgogi and international fusion foods.

buffet center table 

1.) Value for Money. Considering the high buffet prices of the familiar restaurants. Chef Laudico’s Feast in Clark Field , Pampanga province had a lot of assortment of dishes which all kinds of foodies and people with discriminating taste will surely appreciate.

fried shrimps, fried crablets , calamares

The restaurant is near Radission Hotel

Buffet Rates

Here’s their rate for lunch and dinner buffet. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for lunch and 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM for dinner. BUFFET RATES are as follows: LUNCH -11 am-3pm Monday – Fridays: P499.00 Kids (3ft – 4ft): 249.00 DINNER- 5 pm-10pm Monday – Fridays: P599.00 Kids (3ft – 4ft): 299.00 Weekends and Holidays Adults: P699.00 Kids (3ft – 4ft): 349.00

*Kids under 3 feet eat for free. All prices and dishes posted are subject to change without prior notice

Chef Laudico’s Feast 

Ground Level  BPO 1, SM City Clark, Pampanga

0949.324.8382 | 0906.351.2688

Facebook: Chef Laudico’s Feast  

Social Media #FeastAllYouCan

Freedom Trail 2017

 

Freedom Trail 2017  is the only one of its kind, providing race distances for professional runners with the Ultra marathon up to the family events of fun run distances, its also the only event that supports our dear veterans who fought and died during World War 2, wherein the proceeds of the first run was given to rehabilitation of the Bataan Death March Memorial Markers.

The 4th installment of Bataan Freedom Run will fall under the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Death March.
Given this predicament we are preparing for a full 100 Mile Race and Relay which will be participated by students, teams and individual racers.

RUN with us to help rebuild our Bataan Death March markers and other memorials! To register visit http://bit.ly/PVBFreedomRun-FreedomTrail2017 #BFR2017 #WWII75PH

Time To Fly Manila : Runnr Brings Hoka One One Innovative Shoes to the Country

 

Time to Fly and Experience the ultimate running shoes that is making waves all over the world.

Runnr – The country’s leading and innovative specialty store marks another milestone with the arrival of Hoka One One , the multi-award winning running shoe brand that is making waves in global market with its maximalist sole design.

Mr. Jeffrey Hidalgo along with several runners, athletes, coaches were on hand to lend support.

Ms. Tessa Prieto Valdes

Ms. Tessa Prieto Valdes (Fashion icon , columnist , event host ) bought 3 pairs of running shoes .

History 

HOKA ONE ONE started in 2009 when Ultra Marathon champion Nico Mermoud realized he needed shoes to help him run downhill faster while reducing the shock that took a toll on his legs. Mermoud then partnered with fellow athlete Jean-Luc Diard in engineering a shoe that had double the shock absorbing material than traditional running shoes and uniquely carved geometry that encouraged an efficient foot strike – thus the revolutionary lightweight running shoe brand was born.

“We are excited to be the official distributor of HOKA ONE ONE in the Philippines. The arrival of this amazing shoe brand in the country has long been anticipated by our local roster of triathletes, ultra-distance runners and marathoners,” said Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc. and Founder of RUNNR. “As the leader in the local sports retail industry, we continue to support the growing Filipino running community by bringing in the best global brands.”

The event started past 5:00pm at the open area near Runnr outlet , The place was jam-packed with eager crowd waiting for their turns to buy the latest running gear. An audio video presentation showcases the different running shoes.

Ms. Bubbles Paraiso 

There were also on-the spot raffles and trivia questions and promo sale during the launch. .

winner of 1 pair hoka one one shoes

Designs

Bondi 5 is designed for running on hard surface and named after a famous beach in Australia

 Clifton is  breathable upper was lauded by many because it allowed air to easily keep their feet ventilated . The curved arch was able to keep the mid-foot area well-supported, and it gave many of the testers the incentive to run farther with sureness and ease.

Challenger ATR 3-A significant number of runners mentioned that they liked the cushioning of the Hoka One One Challenger 3 ATR

Arahi-  This had simple yet eye-catching design, as well as its comfortable cushioning. Neutral runners were happy that it was able to allow them to move naturally without compromising the cushioning. The lightweight nature of this road shoe also received positive recognition.

Hupana-consumers appreciated the lightweight nature of the Hoka One One Hupana, stating that it did not drag their feet down.

Gaviota features superior qushioning

Speed Goat inspired by Karl Meizter, who hold the record for most 100 miles trail and this design is also ideal for outdoor activities like mountain climbing and trek.

Tracer 2 This is built for speed and agility.

Runnr had Branches at the following Malls Nationwide

Runnr Trinoma ,Level 2 SM Trinoma EDSA corner North Avenue , 1105, Quezon City

 Runnr Cebu -Level 2 SM Cebu ,Cebu Business Park ,6000 Cebu CIty 

Runnr Bonifacio High Street , Level 1 B 3 Bonifacio High Street , Taguig City ,1634

Runnr Alabang Town Center -Level 2, Alabang Town Center , The Garden , Muntinlupa City , 1799

 

8 Reasons to Visit WorldBex 2017

WorldBex 2017 is one of the biggest construction , architecture and supplies trade show in the country. The event started with an impressive opening ceremonies held last March 15, 2017 at the iconic World Trade Center ,  PTTC and SMX Convention Center in Pasay City , Metro Manila.

World Trade Center

Every year, there is an estimated between 90,000 to 120,000 people who visits this annual show. Due to limited time, The author was only able to visit WTC and PTTC . There was a shuttle service provided by the organizer. The annual trade exhibit would attract more than 1,000 booth . More than 60% are Filipino owned companies and about 40% are Foreign Multi-National companies .

L-R Jill Ang (Managing Director, WSI); Albert Fan (Manager, Taiwan Trade Center); Nizelle Sy (Representative, French Embassy); Henry Lee (President, Philippine Hardware Association); Benjamin Ziga (1st Secretary, Czech Republic Embassy); Rene Ramos (Director of WSI); Sewwandi De Silva (2nd Secretary, Embassy of Sri Lanka); Joseph Ang (Founding Chairman, WSI);Khanka Nit (Commercial Councilor, Thai Embassy); Sec. Mark Villar (DPWH) ; Kok Li Peng (Ambassador of Singapore); Usec. Ruth Castelo (DTI); Dir. Nick Ni Teco (Taiwan Economic Cultural Office); Senate Secretary Atty. Lutgardo Barbo representing Sen. Koko Pimentel; Archt. Francisco Flameno (Executive Director WSI); Daniel Ching (VP-External Affairs); IDr. Tessa Prieto-Valdez; Hero Yu (PESA President); Levi Ang (Co-Founder, WSI); Tessie Roque (Director, WSI); Stephen Wong (President of PHFI); IDr. Archt. Rogelio Caringal; Marjorie Aguinaldo-Muñoz; JR Ang (Marketing Director, WSI) Photo courtesy : WorldBex2017

Here are the 8 Reasons to Visit WorldBex 2017

8. Sustainable Forest Management –Arctic Forest Products had been in the country for several years , The company uses sustainable forest products which are harvested at the average age of 70 years for high density (hard texture) and beautiful wood grain in Finland . This is just one of the companies which exhibit their sustainable forest timber products at the expo.

Address: 22 Tandang Sora Ave., Brgy. Sangandaan
Quezon City 1116, Philippines
Telefax :       (02) 453-7746
Telephone:   (02) 453-0367
Mobile : (+63) 917-824-9878
Email : infoarcticforestproductsinc@gmail.com

Websitehttp://www.arcticfp.com/

7. Myriad of Colors -This is an example of a colorful booth , This is not surprising coming from a paint company.

6. Creative Arts –Prado is an example of Filipino Artisan is a world renowned manufacturer / exporter of hand crafted home and garden décor, lighting and furniture.

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/pradofilartisans/

Address: Greenwood Executive Village, Cainta , Rizal province

+63 8802528

5.Technology – There are a lot of innovative technologies to be seen at the event . There are also daily lectures and talk from leaders within the industry .

4. Cosplayer and Mascot – There are a lot of exciting , mascot which attracts the crowd

3. International Companies -Several international companies made their present at the trade fair.

2. Interior Design and Concept -Stylish , Modern and Chic designs are also exhibited at the PTTC building , They are designed by well-known architect, interior designers and professional companies.

Akari Lighting 

1.Sales and Promos – There are a lot of companies which offered a limited sales and promos . Since this is a trade show event , Visitor should not come home empty handed.

WorldBex 2017 is open from 10:00am to 8:00pm until March 19, 2017 Sunday

Note: the author pre-registered few weeks ago at the website . Walk-ins are accepted and proper dress code must be observe.