75th Philippine Orchid Society’s Bazaar at Quezon City Memorial Circle

Philippine Orchid Society‘s 75th annual orchid bazaar kicked off last February 11 at the elevated garden / runnex garden within the iconic Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

Ms. Delia Pionela of Del’s Orchid and Garden Supplies

75th Philippine Orchid Society Bazaar

Quezon memorial shrine

The bazaar is in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon Memorial Circle administration and Manila Bulletin.

Mr. Andres Golamco Jr.

There were 40 stalls selling different kinds of plants, cacti, bonsai, ornamental plants, orchids, aroids, flowering plants, gardening supplies among others.

entrance to the orchid bazaar

Unlike the previous shows- there was only one commercial exhibit which promotes hybrid papayas, celosia, vinca, marigold and seedlings for sale near the center of the bazaar.

Other Plant Shows in Metro Manila

We saw some familiar faces and new people in the industry, This is the fourth garden show within Metro Manila – Horti Filipina 2021 held at the Bonifacio High Street from February 4 to 14, 2021– which drew few people due to pandemic and restrictions in Bonifacio Global City ( BGC),Taguig. Arid and Aroid Colors Garden show held from February 6 to 16, 2021 at Robinson’s Magnolia drew a lot of plantitos, plantitas, batang maghahalaman and even new collectors because of the “BIG Scam Sale” last February 13, 2021.

King Louis Flower

Another plant show dubbed ” “Plant Fest” at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong from February 15 to February 26, 2021.

The orchid and garden bazaar of the Philippine Orchid Society is almost 20 days or three weeks!This will offset the lack of landscape exhibit, orchid and plant competition. While a live talk held last weekend about basic orchid culture was shown on the offical FB page of the Philippine Orchid Society.

We think it was quite long for an orchid and garden bazaar,at least customers will have a luxury to canvass plant prices from other bazaars and plant centers in other parts of Metro Manila.

Out of the four plant shows, The Arid and Aroids Colors Garden Show really stand-out and a blockbuster hit! We still have to wait for the last few days of the “Plant Fest” in SM and 1 week of the 75th Annual Orchid Bazaar show and see the results.

It was good that in all of the show that i have attended, there were no entrance fees. The most comfortable ones were at Robinson’s Magnolia and SM Megamall. The air-condition was just right with nice people around.

With the relaxation of the quarantine protocols in the coming few months, visitors and plant enthusiasts wanted to view better and quality exhibits in mid-year shows.


Big Clearance Sale by Henry and Sons

Coffee lovers and connoisseurs will be very happy to know that there will be a big clearance sale in time for the holiday season, coffee solutions company Henry and Sons, together with its servicing arm Manila Coffee Gear, will be having a 3-day Clearance Sale from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from October 25 to 27, 2019.

Coffee enthusiasts and café owners can get huge discounts for up to 50% off on select items. This limited-time promo includes coffee machines, grinders, steaming pitchers, coffee drippers, and more for home and commercial use.

Items on sale will be on display at the Institute for Coffee Excellence located at Sheridan corner Pines St., Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City.

Products of Henry and Sons and Manila Coffee Gear are available for purchase on regular days at their showroom located beside the Institute. For more information about the Clearance Sale, visit www.facebook.com/henryandsonsph or contact Mr. Edu Baltazar at 0917.630.4474.

Address:Henry and Sons PH
Sheridan Street Corner Pines Street, Highway Hills, 1500 Mandaluyong

12 Exciting Dishes at Peach Boy Restaurant, Mandaluyong

Peach Boy restaurant is located within ground floor Norkis Building, 11 Calbayog street corner Domingo M. Guevara street. The restaurant is also just few meters away from California Garden Square condominium units.


Peach Boy restaurant

The name was derived from the love of peach desserts and food by the proprietor when he stayed in the United States.


California Garden Square condominium units

Peach boy had a soft opening last July 27 and had a lot of buzz in several social media sites for their creative menus which is combination of Asian, Hawaiian, American, European and Filipino fusion dishes.


Calbayog street corner Domingo M. Guevara street

It is within 4 kilometers away from Jose Rizal University, San Juan and Mandaluyong cities.


wall mural

The shabby chic interior reflect the modern taste and spacious area. The sitting capacity is between 140 to 150 people at any given time.


second floor

A function room had a capacity of between 30 to 50 people is located at the second floor is ideal for corporate meetings, team building, family get together or intimate parties.


Platter dishes -ideal for sharing between family members and friends

12 Exciting Dishes at Peach Boy


12.) Nachos – deep fried chips with their own version of dressings, chopped onions,crab stick strips and topped with chopped spring onions. This is ideal for sharing between 2 persons.


11.) Crispy Crab with Cheese Pockets– deep fried wanton wrapper filled with crabs, cream cheese, herbs and serve with sweet and spicy chili sauce.


10.) Mint Choco Milk Shakes, Matcha Milkshakes and Choc Nutty Milk Shakes– These are some of the best selling shakes at the restaurant.


9.) Peach Salad – mixed green lettuce leaves, with slices of peach , honey, sliced cherry tomatoes, roasted cashew and vinaigrette.


8.) Adobo Fried Rice Omelette – 2 eggs omelette with chicken adobo fried rice, serve with adobo sauce and pork salsa.


7.) Choriburger– The burger used home-made Cebu chorizo and with sunny side egg and serve with adobo sauce. This comes with atsara and french fried with ketchup.


6.) Peach Pork Belly – Tender pork belly glazed with peach barbecue sauce, barbecue mayo, lettuce leaves served in Banh mi bread with french fries.


5.) Laing Pesto with Tinapa Pasta – Spaghetti noodles with coconut stewed with taro leaves pesto topped with dried tinapa flakes.


4.) Teriyaki Chicken -grilled boneless chicken with teriyaki glaze and cabbage slaw topped with chopped spring onion leaves and sesame seeds.


3.) Barbecue Platter– serve with Java rice and with Peach boy black ribs, Peach barbecue pork belly, Peach barbecue chicken leg quarter, Boneless Chicken teriyaki, sauteed vegetables and cabbage slaw. This is ideal for sharing between 3 to 5 persons.


2.) Ube Lava Pancake – ube flavored pancake drenched in special ube halaya sauce.The ube halaya sauce is not too sweet and can be shared between 2 to 4 persons with 4 layers of pancake.


Peach cobber with Vanilla ice cream

1.) Peach Cobber– The peach cobber is presented with layers of buttery streusels with peach compote and topped with Vanilla ice cream.

We cannot wait to come back together with friends and immediate family members. The restaurant is also listed under several well-known popular social media platforms and delivery sites.

OKTOBERFEST PROMO: BUY 1 BUCKET OF BEER, GET 1 FREE STARTER (Choice of Crispy Chicken Skin, Chicken Karaage, or Buffalo Chicken Wings.


Mr. Paulo Rama together with the staff of Peach Boy restaurant

Address:  Norkis Building, 11 Calbayog street corner Domingo M. Guevara street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City

Operational Hours: Mon to Thursday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm, Sundays: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact : (02) 533-6846/ 0977-031-1150

Veritas 17th Marian Healing Exhibit at Shangri-La Plaza

70 Marian images, statues, photos, writings of healing from Saint Padre Pio and about half a dozen relics from different saints were on display at the Radyo Veritas Marian healing exhibition dubbed ” Mary and Saints in the Year of the Youth” 2019.


17th Veritas Marian Healing Exhibit


Saint Padre Pio Pietrelcina

17th Marian Healing Exhibit with Saints features canonically crowned, popular venerated images of Mary from various parts of the country.


La Divina Pastora of Gapan, Nueva Ecija


Radyo Veritas community booth


Nuestra Señora del Pilar/ Our Lady of the Pillar de Zaragoza

camarera: Nolan Angeles

This includes Our Lady of Antipolo, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Manaoag, Our Lady of Fatima, La Divina Pastora, Nuestra Señora de Guia and Birhen Sang Barangay/ Our Lady of the Barangay. 


Bambina Maria

camarera  :  Benjie Antonio


Birhen Sang Barangay or Our Lady of the Barangay

camaera: Chester Remot


La Pieta

camarera: Pencil Diestra


Our Lady of La Sallete

camarera: Armand de Jesus


Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

camarera: Mark Davesaan


Our Lady of Turumba

camarera: Edwin Lopez


Nuestra Señora Paz y Buenviaje

camarera : Mr. Jeff Fernando


Our Lady of Lourdes

camarera: Father Jojo Zerrudo


Immaculada de Marikina

camarera: Jomai Josef


Impung Maria

camaera: Marlon Dionisio


Our Lady of Deliverance Empress of China

camarera: Jhaybee Marcelino

The Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines has set 2019 as the Year of the Youth as part of the nine-year preparation period for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines in 2021.




The exhibit is free and open to public during mall hours Monday -Thursday 11:00 am to 9:00pm, Friday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm For inquiries, call Ms. Renee Jose at (02) 925-7932 to 39 local 129.

17th Marian exhibition opened last August 15 and will run until September 13 at 3rd floor Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City.

9 Must Try Dishes at Juan Pablo Chicken Bar and Grill

Juan Pablo Chicken Bar and Grill just recently opened their business for the general public about 4 months ago within the heart of the city.


some of the well-loved dishes 

The ambiance is modern chic with a lot of beautiful graffiti, wall murals which decorate the restaurant. The sitting capacity is between 25 to 30 customers at any given time.


Juan Pablo chicken logo



The restaurant name was from Mr. Paul John Medina in which the Filipino translation is Juan Pablo.


9 Must Try Dishes of Juan Pablo Chicken Bar& Grill


9.) Salt and Pepper Pork Spare Ribs– The pork spare ribs is well seasoned with spices and special ingredients. This goes well with their ice tea, San Miguel beer light or pale pilsen.


8.) Bokchoy – The bokchoy is good as side dish and often good on any type of meat.


7.) Fried Calamares – The squid had a batter mixture and deep fried with vinegar dipping sauce.


6.) Beef Broccoli with Sauce – The beef meat is tender with broccoli, button mushroom, chopped carrots, spring onion leaves and soy base sauce.


5.) Yang Chow Fried Rice – This is a complete dishes with bits of meat, diced carrots, green peas, shrimp, topped with green spring onions.


4.) Shrimp Rebosado – The shrimp is coated with batter mixture, deep fried with thick oyster sauce. This is best eaten with white rice.


3.) Chow Mien Noodles / Pancit Miki Bihon / Miki/ Pancit Canton  – This is another MUST order dish, when one is dining at this restaurant. They also have large bilao size good for large number of people. The Chow Mien combination noodles had pieces of pork meat, slice carrots, shrimp, squid topped with chopped spring onion leaves and calamansi.


2.) Crispy Pork Sisig – Two thumbs up for this dish ! This is best eaten hot off the sizzling plate with egg, chopped finger chilies, chopped onion topped with red chili and dash of calamansi to taste. Can be ordered any time of the day and best accompanied with any San Miguel beer pale pilsen or San Miguel light.


1.) Garlic and Teriyaki Fried Chicken Wings– One of the signature dish of the restaurant. They also have half chicken and whole chicken roasted and cooked with spices and secret herbs.

In -House Promotion for September 2019


The restaurant is having an in-house promotion of just Php 199 Unlimited fried chicken wings with unlimited rice. Which one can choose in 3 flavors. They also had delivery and catering service within Mandaluyong City.

Juan Pablo Chicken Bar and Grill

Address: 604 Boni Avenue,Barangay Plainview, Mandaluyong City 1550

Operations : Monday to Sunday
12:00 noon to 10:00 pm (T-F 11pm, Sat / Sun 12:00 midnight )

Contact : 5795289

Landmarks: (Walking distance from Mandaluyong City Hall, in front of Mandaluyong Medical Center)

Facebook Page  : https://www.facebook.com/juanpablochicken

How to Commute:

There are many ways on how to visit this restaurant, One can opt to take a jeepney with Gabby’s- Boni Avenue/ MRT Boni station signage ( Php 9.00 minimum fare).

One can also take a leisurely walk from MRT Boni station to 604 Boni Avenue.

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