LG Philippines Partners with Netflix and Donates to Shelter of Hope this Christmas Season

LG Philippines love for holidays with the brand’s mission of always giving back to the community. In a launch held at One Canvass Events Place in Pasong Tamo, Makati City on November 21, 2019.

The company outlined the various initiatives they have lined up for the holiday season.


Partnership with Netflix

LG Philippines comes in the form of its partnership with Netflix. during the event, Netflix unveiled the streaming service’s holiday film headliner, Klaus. The trailer for the destined Christmas classic, together with its behind the scenes footage, were all screened with the use of LG’s award -winning OLED TV’s, the purchase of which comes with an accompanying gift of 6 months of Netflix subscription.


Klaus, the headliner for Netflix’s holiday lineup, is an entirely 2D animated movies, a Netflix first, that harkens to the old Christmas shows that everyone come to know and love.


LG is among the world’s best selling OLED brand

Legendary actor J.K. Simmons provides the voice for the titular Klaus, a reclusive carpenter whom Jesper discovers living alone in the cabin, where he makes his own handmade toys. Like the movies of yore, Netflix hopes that Klaus becomes a Christmas tradition that’s destined to be replayed every holiday season for the years to come.


Mr. James Deakin program host


Ms. Marilyn Montano- Vice President of Animation Council of the Philippines

LG also invited the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI) to share their thoughts on the use of 2D animation in Klaus, how OLED TVs are the best platform to view it on, as well as to discuss the state of the local animation industry as a whole.


LG Philippines Donates to Shelter of Hope


LG Philippines and Netflix officials with Shelter of Hope children 

Moreover, LG has also committed to donate an entertainment system and home appliances worth Php1,000,000 Million to the Shelter of Hope, which is currently building a home for their resident children who are cancer patients, giving them a much needed cheer for the holidays.


Shelter of Hope children performance

Another gift that LG has for the community during the holidays is the #ShareTheGoodLifewithLG campaign. As a way of giving back to the community, LG Philippines has dedicated a portion of each sale of an LG product to go towards furnishing the children of Shelter of Hope.

During the event, LG, Netflix, and members of the media also brought gifts and toys to give to the children of Shelter of Hope. Just like what Klaus says, “A true selfless act, always sparks another.”

Part of the program was for bloggers/ vloggers and media also gave toys and educational material to the children of Shelter of Hope.


Ikebana 50th Anniversary Exhibit

Ikebana members had their 50th  exhibit at the Glorietta 2 in Makati . The 3 day exhibit will be until March  12, 2017 .

Embassy of Japan exhibit ( photo courtesy of Mr. Philip Reyes ) 

Mr. Jun Balderrama ikebana exhibit

Mrs. Fely Gupit -flower and fruits arrangement

members of the organization ( photo courtesy : Mr. Jun Balderrama)

There are several nice flower arrangement from simple to the more elaborate ones.

Manyaman Mangan Restaurant in Glorietta 2

Manyaman is delicious in Kapampangan language . This is not our first time to eat at this Kapampangan fine dining restaurant .

Mangan Glorietta 2, Makati

This is one of the regional food that is quite close to our hearts . Since 2001, Mangan Restaurant has been serving Filipino food that celebrates the uniqueness of Kapampangan cuisine. From the name of the brand which means “Let’s eat”, it has become the company tagline in enticing guests to try and enjoy home cooked meals despite their busy schedules.

Kapampangan Culinary Magic “Mangan” is the Pampango word for eat. This restaurant is quite accessible to the commuting public as this is near MRT Ayala -Makati station . The restaurant boast of larger sitting capacity of between 120 to 130 people at any given time .


There was some sort of contest for online group and we were grouped into 4 persons per group . We were given 10 minutes to review the menus. After the short 10 minutes , Our group was given 3 kinds of dishes which  we all guessed correctly .

tibok-tibok with latik ( Php 120) per serving

There was a tie between our group ( together with Astig writers and founder Mr. Dennison Uy  )  and group 3 , which is just adjacent table – the host made our eyes closed and one of our team member fed me a dessert . I was thinking that it could be maja blanca or tibok-tibok since this is a Kapampangan dessert and i have not tasted any corn bits. Giving a wild guess and whispering to the host . Our group got it right ! It was creme ala creme of the night !


 sisig , crispy pata , crispy pata- diablo , bulalo , bibingka 

Mangan had three kinds of pata – Prichon Pata , Patang Demonyo ( spicy ) and Original Crispy Pata

aligi rice


pancit pusit

This is another specialty dish which uses squid ink and squid as part of the ingredients. We liked the kamias and chicharon ( pork cracking ) as toppings. MUST TRY

pancit puti 

This is another MUST TRY for those who wanted a different taste and version of our pancit with shredded chicken .


puto bumbong

fruit shakes

online writers, media and guests take time for a souvenir shot

Address: Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Office Dr, Makati, 1224 Metro Manila
Phone:(02) 625 5288
Operation : Everyday -10:00 am to 9:00 pm 

Note : prices are subject to change without prior notification . 





Aroi Maak at Soi Thai Restaurant in Glorietta 2

Aroi Maak which means Very Delicious in ” Thai ” language. The warm “Sawasdee” greeting and ambiance is perfect treat your friends, relatives and a great hang-out place which deeply reflects the Thai culture.

Soi is a classy Thai restaurant which reflect the different culinary regions of Thailand. This is one of the concept restaurants established by the proprietors .

We went to Glorietta 2 Mall within the sprawling Ayala triangle area. At least 70% of their ingredients were sourced from Thailand, especially the spices, natural ingredients and even fixtures , While the remaining 30% like fresh vegetables , fish and meat products are sourced locally – This is to ensure quality ingredients.


love the crispy flakes and spicy peanuts

Thai halo-halo ( this version had 4 types of ingredients which includes water chestnuts , preserved mung-beans , jackfruit and syrup)

This do it yourself Thai version of halo-halo is not very sweet compared to the local halo-halo , This can serve between 2 to 3 persons ( Php 138.00)

Thai spring roll with 2 types of sauces -one from peanut and hoisin sauce (Php 168)

Sukothai soup combined with broth , noodles , meat balls , asado meat , tofu , mungbean sprouts , coriander leaves and other spices ( Php 298) per order -ideal for sharing between 2 to 4 people . One can add chopped chilies to add spice .

Pad Thai noodles- available in 3 kinds-Shrimp (Php 298) , Chicken ( Php 248) and Tofu ( Php 198) Ideal for sharing between 2 to 4 persons . MUST TRY

What makes this dish even more interesting is the intricate web-like topping made from egg and batter mixture.

Crispy Catfish Flakes with Mango Salad

This is one of the MUST TRY , when you visit the restaurant , The Crispy Catfish Flakes with Mangoes , chopped onions and coriander leaves with fresh slices of chilies (Php 258) sharing between 2 to 4 persons.

Pork Satay with Tom Yum soup 

Soi is also known for their Chicken Satay , (Php 238.) per order , Grilled Squid ( Php 290) per order , Chicken Leg Barbecue ( Php 290 ) per order and Pork Satay ( Php 238) per order Each order is also accompanied with its own dipping condiments . Tom Yum can also be adjusted for its spiciness.

Bagoong Fried Rice

Bagoong Fried Rice ( Php 198) for sharing between 2 to 4 people , This had all the usual ingredients like salted duck egg, sliced cucumber , pork , bagoong ( shrimp paste ) , sliced mangoes , chopped string beans ,sliced onion,  dried shrimp , scrambled egg and chopped chilies for topping and added spice.  A dash of lime will balance the taste.

Fried Rice with Seafood and Basil Leaves ( Php 278) for sharing between 2 to 4 people.

Its tagline ” Eat Thai , Love Thai ” will surely captivate everyone, One can also request to them on how much spices ( more chilies ) or no chilies. Adjusting them on your own taste preferences.

Glorietta 2 branch had between 45 to 48 sitting capacity and it can get full during lunch , dinner and on weekends.

Currently , Soi had 5 restaurant branches located in strategic parts of Metro Manila.

Lower Level Food Court Greenhills Theatre Mall , Greenhills Shopping Center,San Juan City ,Tel. Nos. 695-3919

Ground Floor , Sta. Monica Atrium Robinsons Place Manila , Tel. Nos. 523-1189

Ground Floor, North Arcade , SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City , Tel. Nos. 836-4177

Ground Floor, Entertainment Complex Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
Tel. 551-0819

2/Floor Glorietta 2, Hotel Dr Ayala Center, Makati, Tel.  553-0001

Note and Full Disclosure ” Prices quoted and posted in this site was the prevailing rate during the visit and subject to change without prior notification” For current menu prices, Please visit the website and Soi Restaurant Fb page for the latest offer and menus.





Ikebana International Manila 50th Anniversary Show

The Officers and Members of Ikebana International Manila Chapter 108 in cooperation with Ayala Center invite you to its 50th Anniversary Exhibit at Activity Center Palm Drive, Ayala Center, Makati.

The event will be opened to the public on March 10 Friday starting at 6:00pm , There are no entrance fees.

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