Early Detection for Breast Cancer and Awareness Campaign Advocated by FujiFilm PH

FUJIFILMPH had been long supported breast cancer awareness and advocated on early detection for breast cancer. This is a worldwide advocacy program which started in Japan since the 1920’s.

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pink camera and other pink stuffs to symbolized the awareness campaign

Since October is ” National Breast Cancer Awareness Month“, Fujifilm PH is reminding women to have themselves screened and checked for breast cancer owing to the alarming rates of breast cancer in the country.

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Mr. Tomoyuki Fukura, Fujifilm PH President together with Mr. Evan Reyes, Fujifilm PH Medical Division Manager during the press launch held at their office.

Even with all the advancements in the medical field, there’s still no cure for breast cancer. Early detection and prevention are still key. We at Fujifilm PH would like to appeal to women to not be afraid and have themselves checked. The higher your risk factors, the earlier you should have a mammogram,” said FUJIFILM Philippines President Tomoyuki Fukura.

He adds that women should no longer dread undergoing a mammogram because digital technology has made the test more comfortable, quicker, and practically pain- free!

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FujiFilm PH together with breast cancer advocates and survivor

According to the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, one in every 13 Filipino women will most likely develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Research also revealed that there are more cases of breast cancer in Manila compared to other Asian Cities.

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different kinds of camera developed by the company

FUJIFILM Philippines, Inc. one of the most trusted camera and film brands in the world, echoes the call for regular testing for the early detection of breast cancer as the illness is still the leading cause of death among Filipino women and in some cases even men.

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mammography machine developed by FujiFilm Company

The mammography machines of old have caused undue stress and trauma to women that most of them do not want to go through the same experience again. However, Mr. Fukura stresses that testing and early detection are critical in lowering the mortality rate from breast cancer.

For many years now, Fujifilm has been contributing to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer through the promotion of the Pink Ribbon campaign by directing women’s awareness of this cancer.

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certificate of appreciation

This October, Fujifilm PH partnered with Philippine Foundation for Breast Care Inc. in a Breast Cancer learning session with the PH media.

Note: One of the author’s aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer and had since died. Would like to ” Thank” Think Tank and Fuji FilmPH for the special invitation.

 

 

Exciting Dishes and Venue Place at Chilltop, Circulo Verde

Exciting dishes, wonderful venue place and scenic skyscraper would greet any customers that would dine at Chilltop , Circulo Verde in Pasig City. The restaurant just recently opened few months ago.

Chilltop Circulo Verde
Chilltop Circulo Verde

Chilltop had a total sitting capacity of about 150 persons with great function rooms , KTV area in which people could use for private function of just simply chillax !

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Skyline

Aside from great 180 degree outdoor views of the surrounding cities and skyscraper buildings of nearby Eastwood, Makati and Ortigas areas. Chilltop is also listed under ZomatoPH .

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Chill Top , Circulo Verde at nightime

Menus

Chilltop
Rice , Tapa and Egg – TAPSILOG Meal

The garlic rice, tapa is well marinated with egg and vinegar dip. Php 99.00 from 4:00 am to 6:00pm , Php 119 from 6:00pm to 4:00 am .

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rice with mix vegetables and adobo

plain rice with mixed vegetables, adobo is perfect for breakfast , lunch, dinner serve anytime of the day.

Appetizer or Snacks

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Nachos with dip

Nachos Sweet is great companion with its own cream cheese with sweet chili sauce- Php 205 ideal between 2 to 3 person sharing.

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Deep fried chicharon bulaklak

Deep fried chicharon bulaklak is a great appetizer or finger food , It does not have any rancid smell and is crunchy .

Great companion to Chilltop cocktail mixture, mocktail, zombie chill , beer or soft drinks.  Do not forget that they also have hot coffee and cold coffee.

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deep fried flasher squid

Deep Fried Flasher Squid is crunchy and not overly cooked. This comes with vinegar dip and can be shared between 2 to 3 persons. Php 310.00

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Hickory Dickory Pork

Hickory Dickory Pork -pork meat is marinated with special sauce and smoked, The meat is tender and the flavor is infused . It also comes with vegetable coleslaw . This is a highly recommended dish . ( Php 254) ideal sharing between 2 to 4 person.

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Mexican thin crust pizza

Mexican thin crust pizza topped with sausage, onions, bell pepper and nachos ( Php 285) ideal for sharing between 2 to 4 persons.

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Chicken Wings

Marinated chicken wings is also highly recommended and well marinated. Php 250. There is a choice of Spicy, Buffalo, Garlic Soy, Sweet and Spicy.

Amenities

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KTV room from Chilltop FB page

The best KTV room this side of town which offers scenic riverside and city views in Chill Along Circulo Verde’s Grand KTV Room.

Fits 30 – 35 people with 55” TV and 3 microphones
Php 3000 for 2 hours consumable on food and drinks

3 other KTV rooms also available, Chiller Rooms B,C and D
*Fit 10 – 15 people with 55” TV
*Php 1500 for 2 hours consumable on food and drinks

All KTV rooms serve great tasting food and hippest cocktails from Chill Top Circulo Verde. *Open 24 hours.

For more information on the complete set of menus and latest FB: https://www.facebook.com/ChillTopCirculoVerde/

Note : Prices subject to change without prior notice. Please check prices with the restaurant before visiting or ordering.

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Chilltop Circulo Verde

How to Commute

From Cubao , COD or Save More – There are jeepney route which ply Araneta Center, East Wood, Bagumbayan going to Rosario – Php 10.00

Bagumbayan – Php 8.00 per passenger or Php 32 Special

East Wood – Php 8.00 per passenger or Php 32 Special

One can walk from Bagumabayan Arch to Chilltop – walking time is between 10 to 15 minutes.

 

A Visit to Gantsilyo Guru in Pasig

Gantsilyo Guru started as a hobby by the owner Ms. Trey.  She picked up her first crochet  hook when she was still at 3rd year high school home economics class.

She eventually started online yarn and supplies shop around 2015 and eventually setting up her own shop after a year or so in business.

My mother , an aunt and sister know how to crochet , Unfortunately i never pick-up the hobby , which will require long hours of crocheting and pattern weaving . I first learned the art of crochet when i was in first year high school in which it was part of the T.H.E. ( Technology , Home Economics and Livelihood Education) some of my classmates made small dress and bonnets , but after about 3 weeks, I only managed to finished a small pouch bag.  ( Not really my cup of tea)

I was invited by a friend to accompany him to buy some yarn at the supply store. We decided to just walk from SM Megamall to Shaw boulevard in Pasig . It was raining heavy and we manage to arrive around past 4:00pm at the shop.

I was impress with the large amount of yarn, supplies and books , some of which are directly imported from Japan by the owner.

We were also met by the owner/ proprietor when we visited her craft store, glad to share some of her skills and i took time venting out some of my personal life struggles. The area is well-lighted and products are clearly labeled.

The store also offers some basic lesson about crochet , try to visit their fb page .

Photo credit: Mr. Philip Reyes

Address: Unit 306, Emerald Place, 604 Shaw Boulevard , Barangay Kapitolyo , Pasig City 

Operation : Wednesday to Sunday – 10:00 am to 6:00pm

Landline +63 (2) 935-9049 

Website:   http://www.gantsilyo.com/

 

 

Going Loco Over El Guapo’s Restaurant

El Guapo’s is one of the newest addition to the long list of restaurants within the East Capitol drive area near San Ignacio street in Pasig City .  Any person who is “ loco ” about Mexican will surely love this restaurant.

The concept is a Texan-Mexican  inspired dishes and had a bright and colorful wall mural of daily scenes from Texas, United States and Mexico . One will not miss the restaurant , since there are employees dress in cowboy -style attire.

El Guapo’s at night

The tagline is ” Tex Mex on Testosterone ” and the restaurant had a sitting capacity of 60 to 80 persons at any given time, There is also an outdoor patio area , where one can enjoy the outdoor surrounding.

colorful mural painting on wall which reflects Texan and Mexican culture

One can also avail of their everyday ” Ribs all You Can ” offered from 11:00am till 2:00pm for just Php 499.00 another MUST Try !!!

Here are some of the Dishes :

appetizer meals 

Mexican Dynamite – deep fried with beef , cheese , jalapeño  infused with finger chilies with dipping sauce . One can smell the spiciness of the finger chilies the moment that they served them.

Mexican Wraps – This comes with 5 fillings and 4 kinds of wraps. Taquito is a fried rolled tortilla with fillings . One can adjust their taste by adding chili sauce .

Soft Taco – A toasted tortilla with fillings , commonly sold as street taco , come with nachos .

Monster Taco

Monster Tacos – A 10 inch meat ball taco loaded with refried beans , ground beef , chicharones , sour apples , tomato salsa, jalapeño , chopped  lettuce, chopped onions , dripping with garlic and sour cream sauce. Php 295 per order -Good for Sharing between 3 to 5 person .  This is a MUST TRY !!!! 

Alamo burger

Alamo Burger – This is a large sized burger aptly named Alamo in reference to a place in Texas  with  5 kinds of beef patties , chopped lettuce leaves, tomatoes , cheese sauce and a side dish of nacho chips .  Ideal for sharing between two to three person . Php 450 per order.  MUST TRY  !!!! We loved the oozing cheese.

Chimichanga 

Chimichanga is a deep fried burritos with generous topping of tomato sauce and sprinkled with cheese, there is also a side dish of nachos chips.

Burrito

Burrito is a roasted tortilla roll with rice and filling comes with two kinds of sauces .

Bareback ribs with corn

Bareback Ribs – This is one of the restaurant specialties , baby back ribs are spiced-up with their own version of marinate and with mash potatoes , topped with homemade gravy with grilled corn cob. MUST TRY

Big bird

Big Bird – is Deep fried chicken schnitzel steak with heap of mash potatoes in home style gravy with a side dish of sour cider apples on a lettuce leaf . The gravy is presented in an small cup inverted in order to create a movement of oozing gravy at the mash potatoes and chicken , thus infusing more flavors and appeal .

Cocktail Drinks

Plus there are a good selection of cocktail drinks which includes their own in-house blend of Frozen Blue Margarita, Macho Mojito , Michealada , Drunk Baby is a spiced crazy rum horchata served in baby bottle (  disposable nipples) , Limeade , Moustache Ride .

The cocktail blend are also neatly presented on a margarita glass cup with a citrus green- colored Saguaro cactus stem . This is reflective of the importance of cactus in Texan and Mexican culture. We saw some Spanish- speaking customers who enjoyed the rich cocktail blend during our short and memorable stay .

There is also an ample parking area beside the restaurant .

Note : Prices quoted are posted as of the review, Prices are subjected to change without prior notice and kindly visit the El Guapo’s  FB page for the complete listings and promos.

Address: 51-B  East Capitol Drive , Pasig City 

Operation – 11:00am to 2:00am everyday 

Contact : (02) 547 0824

 

New and Innovative Products from MTECH 2016

Meralco Lopez Building lobby , Pasig City -Philippines

Meralco Technology and Innovation Summit 2016 or MTECH 2016 is a must -see exhibits and experience zone , which showcases the latest products , services and technology from the company’s business , service and technology partners . The event started at around past 8:00 am with the registration and a short program at the lobby of the main building and this will be its second year.

invited guests and officers of Meralco

The exhibit and summit started from August 23 to 24, ( Tuesday to Thursday ) at the Lopez building lobby showcased the company’s leading technology partner brands such as Dell, Hitachi, SAP, Pazifik, Power, Lenovo , Symantec + Blue Coat , CALIBR8, Schneider Electric, Indra, Siemens, Huawei , Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Salesforce , Microsoft , Trends and Technologies Inc., Trend Micro , Geodata System Technologies, WSI , Smart , PLDT and Radius Telecoms showcased their latest innovations, Moreover Meralco Kuryente Load -the power utility’s prepaid electricity service is also demonstrated.

Hitachi 

The Experience Zone , which is situated inside the MERALCO Theater Lounge features SMART Home Solutions by Schneider Electric ( which includes appliance control and electric consumption monitoring ) , Indra ( smart sensors and appliance control through smart plugs) and CALIBR8 (electric consumption monitoring and analytics )

Stratasys

The Experience Zone also features exhibits by Lenovo ( tablets , PC’s and Laptops ) Dell ( tablets , office PC’s , gaming PC’s , laptops, servers for back end systems) WSI Philippines ( large format displays and office printer ) , Trends and Technologies ( sound system ) , Microsoft ( Xbox One and VR device) and Abenson ( home appliances)

Smart Home living room 

MERALCO Chief Technology advisor Mr. Gavin D. Barfield said the exhibits would demonstrate the huge amount of technology and innovation that is going on at MERALCO as we embrace the digital age. “ We are utilizing tha latest technology to improve our grid operations , provide more consumption information and convenience to our customers ad to roll out new products and services . At Meralco, we are engraining technology and innovation into our DNA”.

 

MTECH 2016

There will also a pocket sessions will also be held at the exhibit venue. The event will conclude on August 26 Friday with a day-long forum featuring MERALCO”s technology vision and presentations from international speakers.

August 23

Topics :

1.) Transforming Customer Engagement in the Digital Economy by Mr. Robert Williams of SAP.

2.) ArcFM, Your Solution for Advanced Assets and Network Management by Mr. Gerome San Pablo of Schneider Electric.

August 24

Topics

1.) Organizational Transformation through ICT Solutions by Mr. Ravi Singh of Hitachi

2.) Harnessing Intelligent Data with Azure and Power Business Intelligence by Mr. Angelo Miguel Arcilla of Microsoft

3.) Grid Resilience and Demand-side Management by Mr. K. Anand Gopal Menon of Siemens

August 25

Topics

1.) Intel Unite by Mr. Charles Ty of Intel and Lenovo

2.) The Smart Life by Smart Communications

For more information about this event , Please visit

http://www.mtech.com.ph/