Nissan Philippines Set To Join in New Season of Nissan GT Academy

Dolby Atmos Cinema , Central Square , Bonifacio High Street , Taguig City -Philippines

Nissan Philippines Inc. ( NPI ) confirmed its participation in the upcoming Nissan GT Academy 2016 , which will be launched later this year. This was announced during an exclusive screening of the Nissan reality show , produced by NPI’s broadcast partner ABS-CBN channel 2 .

GT Academy Asia Final Race 

a virtual -to -reality racing competition , the Nissan GT Academy gives aspiring race cars drivers a chance to fulfill their dream of participating in a professional intentional race.

photo gallery of the top 6 finalists

” The Nissan GT Academy is Nissan way of democratizing motorsports, to make it more accessible to the general public ” said SH Huh , NPI General Manager for Marketing ” By doing this , we help fast -track the dreams of more potential Filipino racers to reach the international racing arena”.

Top 6- Mr. Daryl Brady, Mr. Terence Lallave, Mr. Jose ” Joward ” Policarpio , Mr. Rafael Lesaguis , Mr. Joel Agojo and Mr. S.J. Huh – NPI General Manager for Marketing

First launched locally in March 2015 , the Nissan GT Academy saw over 13,000 aspiring racers participate in over 20 live events held in key cities in the country within a four month period. Twenty players with the best race time in the game then advanced to compete in the National Finals, where they were subjected to physical , driving, media and virtual challenges to determine the top six contenders.

Team Philippines Winning Experience video by Nissan Nismo TV

 From the 20 finalists, Mr. Luis Cachero , Mr. Rafael Lesaguis ,Mr. Terence Lallave, Mr. Jose ” Joward ” Policarpio , Mr. Joel Agojo and Mr. Daryl Brady were selected to join the Race Camp at the Silverstone Racing Circuit in the United Kingdom in August 2015 .

Mr. Jose ” Joward” Policarpio -Champion of the GT Academy -Asia

The Philippine Top 6 then underwent a 9-day competition against finalists from Japan , Thailand , India and Indonesia to determine one winner for the Nissan GT Academy Asia leg. Mr. Policarpio bested the rest of the finalists in a qualifying race and was named the first Nissan GT Academy Asia- Champion .

 group photo

For more details and updates on the upcoming new season of the Nissan GT Academy Philippines, please visit  Facebook Page: NissanPhilippinesInc


1st European Motor Show at Bonifacio Global City

Fairs and More Inc. will be holding the first European Motor Show at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig on March 11 to 13, 2016.


The show will feature top European car makers to showcase their latest models. According to the organizers, the theme of the first European Motor Show is “See, Feel, Drive” which stresses the opportunity to:

See for yourself the wonders of European car design, technology, tradition and brand equity;

Feel the luxury of European vehicles to convince you why they are ‘A Cut above the Rest’ as you experience the great comfort and elegance that go with any European car; and

Experience the Drive that brings out the quality and superiority of European cars when it comes to safety, performance and reliability.

The first European Motor Show is organized by the Fairs and More Inc. (a subsidiary of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines) in cooperation with the EU – Philippines Business Network comprising of the Belgian, British, European, French, German, Italian, Nordic and Spanish chambers of commerce in the Philippines.

The event is supported by Shell, MAN .  Exhibiting during the event are Audi, BMW, BMW Motorrad, MAN, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Ural, Volkswagen and Volvo. Also showcasing their product lines are Car Lack, Continental, DB Schenker, Liqui Moly, Philips and Wuerth.
Unlike other car and motor shows , This is Open and FREE Entrance to the public . I am encouraging my avid viewers of my blog to try and visit the car show this weekend. Aside from European cars and variety of car accessories , there is also a chance to get photo opportunities .

2nd Team Kovu Dog Sport Cup 2015 at Greenfield , Santa Rosa

TGIF, High Street -Bonifacio Global City , Taguig City -Philippines

Mr. Carl Micheal G. de Leon

Team Kovu would like to invite the local dog community to come out and join the first ever human and dog outdoor adventure challenge.

2nd Team Kovu Dog Sport Cup 2015

This will be happening on the ” 2nd Team Kovu Dog Sport Cup” event for the benefit of the Island Rescue Organization ( IRO) .


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Mr. Carl de Leon together with Ms. Beth Sia , Yasmin Macapagal

It began as a concept before its legal formation started around February 2011 when Mr. Carl de Leon and his personally trained American Bulldog named Kovu passed the qualifying trial to compete in the official Philippine Mondioring trials. Team Kovu finally was registered on March 8, 2012.

you tube video teaser

Team Cark and Kovu is known to the dog community way back in 2007 and was featured in several television shows . Unfortunately , Kovu died of liver disease and He named the challenge cup after his beloved dog.

Team Kovu Challenge will be launched to the public as its main event. Here are the following obstacle challenges for the TKC:


bamboo teepee maze

Another advocacy for the group is to foster friendship and camaraderie among local American Bulldog enthusiasts and breeders to participate in the meet. There are not many American Bulldog enthusiasts and breeders in the country.


 horizontal ladder walk


crawling pit


pull power


bamboo bridge

The human / trainer together with his pet dog need to cross the bridge made of bamboo


hurdle overload


artifice box


uphill battle

the uphill battle is the last stage of the challenge. The hill is not that high , it is only about 7 to 10 feet climb

There are a lot of exciting things that will happen on that event such as follows:

  • Philippine Canine Sports Alliance (PCSA) Official Agility Trials
  • Beginner’s Fun Challenge
  • All American Bulldog Show
  • Photo Contest
  • Trade Fair
  • Advocacy for Island Rescue Organization


special cup made specially for the event

This event is set to happen on November 28, 2015 ( Saturday ) at the Greenfield City Sports Field in Paseo Center, Santa Rosa in Laguna province from 8:00am to 7:00pm

Contact Persons:

Mr. Carl Leon – +63 (915) 574-6632

Meow Pow Marketing Services- Ms. Beth Sia +63 ( 926) 716-1428

Ms. Yasmin Macapagal – +63( 905) 316-9652

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UNO Premier Launched New Product Line at Bonifacio Global City

Building 8 , 2nd Floor Bonifacio High Street, East Bonifacio Global City, Taguig , Metro Manila-Philippines

L-R Mr. William Barbo, Miss Megan Young ( Miss World 2013) Mr. Herbert and Mr. Oliver Chua

UNO stands for Unlimited Network Opportunities it was founded in 2007 . It is a dynamic marketing company engaged in the distribution of health enhancing natural products and other services that address the needs of modern living.

UNO company  is ran by top network industry leaders whose credibility has been years in the making.

Pro-Cardio and Sante8Berries and NutriFab

Last March 15, 2015 , UNO launched its new product branding called UNO Premier with new set of products from health and wellness, organically made bath soap, cosmetic line ( Le Jeune Cosmetiques ) , NutriFAB will help people shed  few pounds and will give you a full body detoxification . PROCARDIO was specifically designed to address cardiovascular and stroke related health issues but in addition was designed and formulated to work as a preventive measure for stroke prevention and overall cardiovascular health and blood circulation.

NUVELLE Beauty Bar Soap.

This is a pure vegetable soap  that is so gentle with a potent mix of the highest-grade ingredients to bring your skin back to its youthful glow.  NUVELLE contains Shea Butter, the best moisturizing and anti-aging product in the world!  Shea Butter protects our skin from UV rays, harsh climate and dehydration, making it more supple, nourished and radiant. Shea Butter also helps treat wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet with its powerful moisturizing properties.

Ms. Megan Young was invited to be the host of the event

What is interesting about their product lines and packaging were carefully designed to be re-use for other things like a jewelry box.

members and dealers

Office hours from Monday to Saturday is from 10:00am to 10:00pm,  while SUNDAY is from 1:00pm to 10:00pm

Note: To know more about the new products and on how to become UNO Premier dealer, Please try to visit their website and your UNO Premier local member.

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Las Flores : A Spanish Style Restaurant in Bonifacio Global City

Ground Floor, One Mckinley Place, 25th St. corner 4th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City- Philippines

facade of the restaurant

LAS FLORES, which means “The Flowers“, is a collaboration between the former Barcino owners and the popular Andilana group of restaurants in Barcelona. They flew in a Catalan chef Pepe Lopez to help create an authentic modern Spanish restaurant here in Manila.  The restaurant opened in July 30, 2012 and occupies an area of about 164 square -meters.

botanical illustrations

I quickly fell in love with the place, I saw a lot of illustration and drawings of flowers from Spain and Mediterranean areas that are hung in a portion of the restaurant which emphasize why the place is called ” Las Flores”.

stylish interior

The restaurant can sit up to about 50 to 80 people at any given time. It is also ideal place to hold seminars, meetings and special occasions. There is also an outdoor area which can accommodate more people , especially on weekends .

menu and the company logo

This menu was designed by Mr. Michael Parker. The menu board is like scrap book and you can see the artistry and lovely color combination.

 sliced bread in wooden basket

The restaurant is owned by childhood friends Mr. Dani Aliaga , Mr. Sergi Rostoll with the addition of  Mr. Uri Singla, another childhood friend.  Among the celebrities spotted at the restaurant includes  Ms. Malu Gamboa-restaurateur, Mr.  Rajo Laurel-designer ,  Ms. Solenn Heusaff actress and model, Lifestyle Asia’s  Ms. Cheryl Tiu, Metro Society’s- Mr. Philip Cu-Unjieng , designer  Ms.Rosanna Ocampo-Rodriguez to name a few.

tartar de atum

Tartar de Atum is tuna  tartar , pickled capers, mayonnaise , crispy onion , topped with raw chicken egg and drizzle with calamansi juice and fried onions to add some taste.  ( Php 395)

Mousse de foie con Mango is some sort of appetizer , with bits of ripe mango slices , coupled with the arugula, caramelized pine nuts, and foie mousse was the perfect combination. ( Php325 )

manchego with mango jam and crispy bread

Manchego is a type of Spanish hard cheese made of sheep’s milk.  It was served with mango jam  and crispy bread. According to the chef , It will take up to 36 months from harvesting of sheep’s milk , fermentation process and processing them to make it to hard cheese. The mango jam was created by their restaurant chef .

salmon fish fillet with salmon roe

Salmon and Salmo It  is smoked salmon fillet topped with salmon roe or eggs.  It has ricotta cheese truffle, oil vinaigrette, yogurt sauce and served atop crispy bread pieces. (Php 595).

chorizo iberico with crispy bread topped with sauteed tomatoes

Chorizo Ibérico is a Spanish style dried-cured sausage with spices which originated from the Iberian Peninsula . The sausage is a popular Spanish gastronomic food.  Chorizo can be eaten cooked ,sliced or sauteed with a little bit of oil .  It was tasty and it was one of the first “tapas” offered in the early Spanish restaurants. It comes with two slices of Pan con Tomate  . It is a crispy bread topped with sauteed tomatoes . (Php 315 per 50 gram)

jamon iberico with crispy bread topped with sauteed tomatoes

Jamon Ibérico  thinly sliced- light tasting ham.   It is  perfectly-cured ham is made from the choices pork meat  and has a more subtle flavor which makes it a good appetizer paired It comes with two slices of Pan con Tomate . (Php 990) per serving .

grilled fruits and vegetables

Parillada de Verduras con Salsa Romesco –  Spanish style- grilled vegetable dish has green asparagus, sliced- eggplant, shitake mushrooms, red bell pepper, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, barb led potatoes, whole garlic , white onions topped with rosemary leaves . This healthy vegetable dish is a good match on a tapas meal . I guess that the sliced eggplant, shitake mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and potatoes were an eclectic mix of vegetables and fruits that the Spaniards obtained after their colonization of the ” NEW WORLD”. (Php 425)

croquetas de chorizo

Croquetas de Chorizo- These ball shaped mash potatoes filled with Spanish chorizo then coated with flour and breadcrumbs then deep-fried into golden brown croquettes.  A definite must-try! (Php 215)

gambas al ajillo

Gambas al Ajillo  is a Spanish-Style Spicy Garlic Shrimp- This serving of light, fresh shrimps, chopped garlic , sliced chili pepper with olive oil and bread makes a good starter meal.   A Bucket list ! ( Php 395 )

secreto iberico

Secreto Ibérico – Stir-fried pork riblets served with humus, chickpeas sauce , basil and extra virgin olive oil. The ‘secreto’- SECRET is a specific cut (pork equivalent of the choice cuts) of the acorn-fed Iberian pigs known for its lean meat. Pork meat comes lightly marbled with fat that results to a rich flavor when cooked. (Php 995)

beef angus and foie minis

Beef Angus and Foie minis  – Delicious beef tenderloin from Australia topped with foie ( dusk or goose fattened liver) . The duck liver further enhances the tender beef  flavors . (Php 825) .

huevos estrellados with french fries and chorizos

Huevos Estrellados with French Fries and chorizos   – Spanish dish with  sunny side up eggs, potato wedges, diced chorizo and gambas which come up as an interesting combination (Php.395)

paella de marisco #21

Paella de Marisco #21  – This is a seafood variant of Spain’s most famous rice meal served right in its flat round shaped- pan.  It is a festive and colorful dish because each paella is a treated as work of art, not as a formula. Fresh prawns, clams, mussels , scallops and squid are mixed with arborio rice cooked to perfection . What is interesting about the paella dish is that they are individually numbered . This is also in my bucket list and a trip to Las Flores is incomplete without a sampling of this dish ! This is good for 2 to 4 people sharing. (Php 545) per serving.

flan de arandanos con nata

 Flan de Arandanos con Nata  – blackberries egg flan with cream . This is quite similar with our Filipino style ” Leche Flan” however they have blackberries , cream and mint leaves which add more texture and different flavor to the flan.(Php 275).

Chocolatisimo – is a chocolate fondant with melted chocolate inside. It is served with vanilla flavored ice cream on side. (Php 195) This is prefect for 1 to 2 person .

churros con chocolate and vanilla ice cream

Churros con chocolate  – Churros is a Spanish deep fried- fritters served with warm chocolate and scoops of vanilla ice cream on the side. This is a popular snack in the Philippines . The churros can be shared with 2 to 4 people  (Php 195). This is one of the best churros  that i have tasted in Metro Manila .

Pastel de manzana asada al horno  – This is a caramelized apple cake with slices of baked apple and ice cream. (Php 275) per serving.

Aside from great foods and desserts, this restaurant had also good wine , smoothies, coffee,  drinks too!

 Mr. Uri Singla and with fellow bloggers

Note: I must give this place an 8.95 rating out of 10 for its ambiance, food and pricing . I would like to ” Thanks ” Mr. Uri Singla for the warm accommodation of the group . Muchas Gracias !

How to Get There:

There are hybrid bus station located near the Ayala MRT station – WEST Route. There is a bus unloading station a few meters away from the restaurant. FARE Php 12.00

Another route is from Market Market  then  take  jeep with Gate #1 – Guadalupe route , Just tell the driver that you will go down to Sunlife building or One Mickinley Place – FARE Php 8.50 from Market Market .

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Address: Bonifacio Global City , Ground Level
One Mckinley Place ,25th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone Numbers
(+63 2) 552-2815, (+63 916) 619-3365
Operating Hours
Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 2:00pm for lunch and 6:00pm to 2:00am for dinner

Bonifacio Global City Branch
Ground Level
One Mckinley Place
25th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Metro Manila, Philippines

Phone Number
(+63 2) 552-2815, (+63 916) 619-3365

Operating Hours
Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 2:00pm for lunch and 6:00pm to 2:00am for dinner

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Bonifacio Global City Branch
Ground Level
One Mckinley Place
25th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Metro Manila, Philippines

Phone Number
(+63 2) 552-2815, (+63 916) 619-3365

Operating Hours
Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 2:00pm for lunch and 6:00pm to 2:00am for dinner

– See more at:

Bonifacio Global City Branch
Ground Level
One Mckinley Place
25th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Metro Manila, Philippines

Phone Number
(+63 2) 552-2815, (+63 916) 619-3365

Operating Hours
Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 2:00pm for lunch and 6:00pm to 2:00am for dinner

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