FREE MOVIES AT SHANGRI-LA PLAZA UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2012

Details

  • New Zealand Film Festival will run from February 23-28, 2012.
  • Admission is FREE of charge.
  • Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For inquiries, please contact 633-7851 local 113.
  • Happening only at the Shang Cineplex in Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City.

Schedules

February 23

  • 2:00 – Eagle vs Shark ((87 minutes)
  • 5:00 – Coffee and Allah (15 minutes), Noise Control (11 minutes), Tama Tu (17 minutes), Take 3 (12 minutes)
  • 8:00pm – In My Father’s Den (122 minutes)

February 24

  • 2:00pm – Topp Twins (81 minutes)
  • 5:00pm – Sione’s Wedding (93 minutes)
  • 8:00pm – Whale Rider (97 minutes)

February 25

  • 2:00pm – Second Hand Wedding (94 minutes)
  • 5:00pm – Boy (85 minutes)
  • 8:00pm – No. 2 (94 minutes)

February 26

  • 2:00pm – Whale Rider (97 minutes)
  • 5:00pm – In My Father’s Den (122 minutes)
  • 8:00pm – Sione’s Wedding (93 minutes)

February 27

  • 2:00pm – Short films Coffee and Allah (15 minutes), Noise Control (11 minutes), Tama Tu (17 minutes), Take 3 (12 minutes)
  • 5:00pm – Topp Twins (81 minutes)
  • 8:00pm – Eagle vs Shark (87 minutes)

February 28

  • 2:00pm – No. 2 (94 minutes)
  • 5:00pm – Second Hand Wedding (94 minutes)
  • 8:00p – Boy (85 minutes)

BRASSERIE CIÇOU’s Exquisite Degustation

 BRASSERIE CIÇOU’s ( bras-ˈrē see-sue) Exquisite Degustation.

                   
The French restaurant Brasserie Cicou is located in Greenhills in San Juan. It is right beside Istituto Culinario at the ground floor of OB Montessori school.
                    
The Owner. Paris-born owner Chef Cyrille Soenen is a long-time Manila resident. CiÇou is Chef Cyrille Soenen’s childhood nickname. Chef Cyrille, a veteran of several two-starred Michelin restaurants in Paris is concurrently also the Executive Chef of Maxim Hotel’s Impressions Restaurant (inside Resort World Manila), the country’s newest French haute cuisine destination. Chef Cyril Soenen used to own the Restaurant CiÇou at the Hotel Celeste on Pasay Road in Makati City.  But CiÇou in Makati closed in 2010 to the disappointment of chef Cyril’s fans. So calling all chef Cyril’s followers, CiÇou has reopened as Brasserie Cicou in Greenhills, San Juan.

The Settings. Brasserie CiÇou is elegant in interiors. It has a rustic settings with a green twist. Brasserie CiÇou used recycled wine bottles as lighting.

The Food. We were served with a sardine recipe concocted by chef Cyril Soenen himself of Prince Albert fame.

At Brasserie CiÇou, chef Cyril Soenen uses fresh tawilis that he personally buys from the market. The sardines is marinated with olive oil, served with goat cheese espuma and black olive powder. The dish bursts with freshness in your mouth that you will remember it for days and even wish to imitate it at home.

The name “sardines” is a collective term that generally refers to small members of the herring family, although this can vary by region. They’re typically oily fish with a high fat content, but are also good sources of vitamins and minerals. Most sardines are canned but they can also be cooked fresh.

Fresh sardines are a much-appreciated delicacy. If you get them fresh, you are guaranteed deliciousness. And if fresh sardines are on a restaurant’s menu, you can more often than not be sure they were purchased that morning because they rot easily and don’t freeze well.

 Fresh Salad

Bite-size Boudin Noir Parmentier is blood sausage on mashed potatoes.

Bouillabaisse is a fish and seafood stock boiled and reduced served with prawns, fish fillet and marble potatoes.

Bite-size Onglet Poeler (US Beef Hanger Steak)

Chocolate and Vanilla Canelle Dessert

Kouing aman (koo-ing ah-mon)

Egg Cocotte with Squash Foam is basically an egg cooked in cocotte or ceramic vessel served with squash foam.


The staff. The restaurant has casually clad wait staff dressed in shorts and short-sleeved shirts.
Verdict -A must try. 
Brasserie CiÇou
57 Annapolis St. (beside OB Montessori)Greenhills, San Juan
Tel. no. 661-9200 (0917) 885-8841
Open from 12 noon to 2 p.m., 6-10 p.m. (Tuesday to Saturday)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Sundays)
Closed on Mondays
Reservations recommended. 
Major credit cards accepted. 

GOLDILOCKS CAKE DECO EXPO FEBRUARY 26, 2012

Goldilocks will held an event on Sunday,February 26, 2012 for the whole family. Everybody is invited to experience cake decorating first-hand on February 26 at the SMX Convention Center! Please Come early to register for the hands-on workshops. General admission in P50 only.

Come one come all!  Your whole family is invited~!

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MEGA FOOD SALE

It’s back. SM Megamall’s Mall-wide Food Festival starting today (February 24, 2012) until Sunday (February 26, 2012).

Here’s a perfect Friday for you: Today is the first day of the Mega Food Sale! Over 100 choices of nonstop dining promos and discounts! Treat yourself to a lavish lunch for less! And then drop by the event center at 2pm to meet Phil, James and the rest of the Azkals team! Oh yes! Happy Mega Friday! Entrance is free but autograph signing with the team is only available for the first 100 fans! Registration opens on Friday, 10am at SM Megamall’s Global Pinoy Center located at the 5th level of building B.

Eat your heart out at the SM Megamall Mega Food Sale on Feb 24 to 26! Huge discounts and price offs! Buy 1 take 1! Eat all you can! Free appetizers! Free desserts! Free drinks! And many more!

Some of the Participating establishments:
Cajun Red Rock – Buy the creole chicken pasta worth P250 or original classic burger worth P245 or a red rock salad worth P270 or bottomless iced tea P99 for only P1 for a minimum purchase of P500!
Dulcinea – Churros all you can from 2 to 5pm for only Php 98
French Baker – Php 100 discount on their premium Angus rib eye steakGotti’s Ristorante – 50% off on All Pizzas 
Happy Lemon Philippines – Get a free Kitkat chocolate for every drink ordered
Masuki – mami and siopao all you can for only Php250
Papa Johns – Half the price on 4 flavors of the 9inch pizzaPepper Lunch Philippines – Get their bestseller Pepper Rice for only Php 145 Gumbo – free seafood paella for a min. receipt of P500 (P395 savings!)
Yabu – Get free choco lava cake (worth P175) or free appetizers for a min. purchase of P500
Yoshinoya – Buy 1 take 1 on the Italian beef (save Php 120)
Mesa – 50% off on all desserts
Wendy’s – Just buy a biggie iced tea & get the wendy’s regular hamburger for only Php15 
And so much more food promotions and discounts.

AN AFTERNOON OF POLO GAME WITH FILA SKELETOES

WHAT THE HECK IS SKELETOES? 

SKELETOES is a new barefoot shoe offering from Fila with feature that combines two smallest toes for ease of entry while a bungee cord at the heel and top of the foot makes the shoes easy to pull on and off. Flexible, form-fitting, and lightweight, the Fila Skele-toes takes athletic footwear to the next level. 4-way stretch upper. Multi-activity traction on outsole. These are best for active men, women and children for use in casual activities as biking, boating, swimming, walking, etc.

It was an afternoon of unlimited Moët & Chando (French pronunciation: (moɛt ay shah-DAUH} {mo.et e ʃɑ̃.dɔ̃]) at the launch of Fila’s Skeletoes which coincided with the 2012 Fila Polo Cup. 

The Fila Skeletoes was launched at the Manila Polo Club with fireworks and band and unlimited food.

It was a sight to behold. Ladies in sundresses, sunglasses and beautiful hats, men in Panama hats.

A buffet of smoked bangus mousse on puff squares, mini beef empanaditas, barbecued chicken skewers with mango salsa, pandesal bar with kesong puti with honey and tomatoes, pulled pork adobo flakes,
sundried tomato chicken, and tuna mayo fillings, filled the tummies of everyone.

The pasta bar has mix of farfalle with local longganisa and white cheese in garlic, olive oil and chili pepper, penne with crabfat cream sauce. I especially like the dessert of Turon bars with ube and jackfruit with English cream and toasted sesame, oh so yummy! ( Correction, I love it!)  spread that had sumptuous chocnut mousse in trifle cups, and delicious mango and pandan  Trinity cream served in mini porcelain cups.


After the awarding of trophies to the winning polo team the UP Dancers performed difficult stunts to the delight of the crowd.

There is also a band that played the most in demand tunes. A dinner buffet  was set up right at the field and fireworks lit up the sky. It was an amazing experience!

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A Fire in the Soul: A Cantata

Go see A Fire in the soul: A Cantata to know what people may go through during a war. La Salle University is paying a tribute to those who died in the massacre in the school at the end of World War II. The show is called A Fire in the Soul: A Cantata

In the play the brothers are warned to leave the premises but they decided to stay to defend the school. Sixteen brothers and 24 civilians were massacred in the school’s premises on Feb. 12, 1945.

When the war commenced, the American Christian Brothers were replaced by the German Christian Brothers who were based in Singapore. They, in turn, were expelled from Singapore by the British because the United Kingdom was at war with Germany in Europe. Since Germany was not at war with Japan, this seemed to be a good decision at the time. However, war turns human beings into monsters and as the Americans made their drive towards Manila, the Japanese vented their frustrations on hapless unarmed citizens. Out of the flames of war, heroes are also forged. This show will honor their memory, their service to humanity, and make us remember them eternally.

Director Peque Gallaga had this to say: “The La Salle Martyrs were the first foreigners who proved Filipinos were worth dying for.” Gallaga said that aside from showing love for their host country, the brothers’ deaths also showed that investing in Filipinos meant more than teaching them literacy and numeracy. He further added that the message of the show was on the level of what inspired people to join the “yellow army” of pro-Cory Aquino groups with high ideals, high principles. The Filipino people had the power to toppled a dictator.
 
Fire in the Soul was created by Gabby Fernandez, directed by Peque Gallaga, with a libretto by Vicente Garcia Groyon, and music by Von de Guzman.

The cast includes Michael de Mesa (Bro. Egbert), Franco Laurel (Bro. Antonius), Al Gatmaitan (Bro. Mutwald), Jonel Mojica (Bro. Friedbert), Miguel Castro (Bro. Arkadius), Floyd Tena (Bro. Athanasius), and Naomi Sison (Alma Mater).

Also, joining them are Onyl Torres (Japanese Captain), Nazer Salcedo (Japanese Soldier 1), Gary Fabricante (Japanese Soldier 2), and John Gilbert Arceo (Japanese Soldier 3).

Narrators are Jaime Fabregas, Ricky Gallaga, Conchita Castillo, Dado Jose, Tanya Lopez, and Louie Zabaljauregi.

Featured in this production are the different La Salle singing groups, namely: De La Salle Inner Soul, De La Salle-Zobel Chorale, La Salle Centennial Orchestra, La Salle Centennial Chorus. Some kids of La Salle-Greenhills are also part of the show.

Joining the Production and the Artistic Team are Mio Infante (Production Design), Dong Calingacion (Technical and Lighting Director), GA Fallarme (Projection Design), Br. Bernard S. Oca, FSC (Executive Producer), and Lore Reyes (Line Producer).
 

The show will only have two performances at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium at the 7th floor of the Don Enrique Yuchengco Hall at De La Salle University in Taft Avenue on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m., and Monday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. (Gala Night). 

Tickets for the Feb. 26 show are P200 for regular tickets and P100 for students, and for the Feb. 27 show, regular tickets are P500 and P250 for students, and regular balcony tickets are P250 and P200 for students. For details call the DLSU Centennial Office at 524-4511 local 290 or e-mail perla.garcia@dlsu.edu.ph.

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Google Cleared Blog Sites with Nuffnang X Conversations

Google Cleared Blog Sites with Nuffnang X Conversations

Finally after almost three days my site together with other nuffnangers and bloggers with Nuffnang x javascript and html installed on their sites was cleared by Google. 

While Google has cleared malware warnings on NuffnangX as early as the evening of December 5, we all know that some of the Nuffnangers blogs are still showing the malware warning from Google. And that is so unfair. Nuffnang X must help all those blog owners to have their websites clear by Google!

What happened?

 

Google is “praning”. They labeled Nuffnang X as a malware! With the Nuffnang x installed on my template and on my side bar I also got Google’s ire! Maybe they put that warning for the good of the readers but it is absolutely irresponsible of them because the “malware ahead” warning destroyed the credibility of the blog sites they mistook to be having a malware. They issued a warning without conducting proper tests and without notifying first the site owners especially the bloggers whose only fault is be nice to Nuffnang and installed the Nuffnang X despite its issues and problems. We don’t earn anything from Nuffnang X. We added Nuffnang x upon the request of Nuffnang, who is very good to us bloggers.

I am praying and hoping that by now, most of the blog sites affected by the malware ahead warning were now back to normal. In our case we were cleared after we removed Nuffnang x conversation html and javascript from our sites.

Tips ‘N Toes Jennifer Lynn’s Gel Polish

Your nails tells a lot about your personal grooming habits. So it’s important to keep them looking fresh and healthy by caring for your nails on a regular basis. So I travel to Tips ‘N Toes nail salon in Greenbelt 1 in Makati to get a shapely and polish nails.
 
This is the area where they give you pampering from your fingernails down to your toes.
For my hands fingernails I tried out their UV nail colour (gel polish). One of the most popular brand in the U.S. today is said to be Jennifer Lynn’s Gel Polish.

Jennifer Lynn Gel Polish is said to be an amazing Professional line of UV Gel Polish that goes on like polish, dries in 30 seconds, and stays shiny for the entire length of time between manicures.

Jennifer Lynn Gel Polish has an extensive color selection. I was very impressed with the variety of Jennifer Lynn‘s Gel Polish. So, let’s wait for three weeks so I could speak for myself about Jennifer Lynn’s Gel Polish quality.

If you love a polished look but unfortunately your recent manicures have been a chip off the old block (read: ordinary manicure), treat your tips and toes to quality service with Tips ‘N Toes Jennifer Lynn Gel Polish which yields long-lasting, picture-perfect results according to the nail technicians B1 and B2.
 
The nail technician Bebe Meneses started by cleaning my nails, cuticle detail, reshaping and buffing them into a healthy shine. 
 
                   I tried the most popular style which is the innocently sexy French Manicure.
 
For a total of Php1,350, you would get a Gel Polish manicure, ordinary pedicure, a relaxing foot soak, callus-smoothing session, and a one minute hand and leg massage.
 
After each Jennifer Lynn Gel Polish application, the nails are then cured under a UV light machine to seal the gel polish. If I counted it right, I think they made a total of 3 coats for each of my fingernails.
 
Oh Yes, B1 finish the treatment with a 1 minute therapeutic massage to both of my hands.
 
They applied to my fingernails Jennifer Lynn Gel Polish which cost Php 650.
 
Nail care at the salon is not limited to the hands only. Foot spas and pedicures are offered as well for both men and women. 
  
B1 and B2 said that Jennifer Lynn’s Gel Polish on my fingernails would last for up to three weeks without the inconvenience of chipping, tearing or cracking. So let’s wait and see if this manicure would last that long.

My manicure where they applied Jennifer Lyn’s Gel Polish still has a fresh new look even after I hand wash clothes and wash the dishes.

Marvin Reglos, San Beda Freshman Law Student killed in Hazing

Another life was lost due to frat-related hazing
It’s been 21 years since the death of Leny Villa from hazing. He was an Ateneo Law student. Now a San Beda law student died from hazing. Note that these students came from reputable law schools. 
It is 2012 already! When will this frat-related hazing stop?
We condemn this unlawful and dreadful act of violence. We grieve over a life that has gone to waste because of the system of brotherhood that employs violence and intimidation as part of its ceremonies and practices. Stop this senseless killing! 
Marvin Reglos‘ father is a farmer from Isabela while his mother is an OFW in Korea. Marvin Reglos is an only son. He has two sisters. His father said they were working so hard to give Marvin a better life. Marvin‘s life ended in a senseless death.Condolence to Marvin Reglos’ family, classmates and friends.
MANILA, Philippines – A San Beda College student died from injuries sustained in an alleged hazing incident.
The victim was identified on Tuesday morning by his relatives as 25-year-old Marvin Reglos, a freshman law student from San Beda College.
Marvin was brought on Sunday night to Unciano Medical Center by two men on board a red Honda City (WMF 174). He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
Two suspects were arrested on the same night Marvin was rushed to the hospital. Alleged fraternity members Erick Edrosolano Castillo, 28; and Bodjie Amorin Yap, 24, were arrested after they went back to the hospital, supposedly to check on Marvin’s condition.
Marvin sustained severe bruises on several parts of his body. He supposedly sustained these bruises during his initiation rites in the unidentified fraternity.
The victim’s remains were later transferred to Antipolo Memorial Homes, where he was identified by his relatives. His father and mother have yet to arrive from Isabela and Korea, respectively.
Lorvie Reglos, Marvin’s sister, said her brother told her during their last conversation on February 18 that he was joining a fraternity.
“Sinabi na po niya sa akin na may fraternity siyang sasalihan. Sabi ko ‘ikaw magisip ka ng mabuti, malaki ka na. Alam mo na ang ginagawa mo,’” Lorvie said.
Lorvie said a classmate of Marvin has agreed to testify on the incident. Authorities have filed murder and hazing charges against the two.
Police said the case is strong against the suspects after they found from their cellphones several text messages, supposedly from other fraternity members, warning not to speak out on the matter or reveal the identities of those behind the alleged hazing.
Source: ABS-CBN News

Marvin Reglos, San Beda Freshman Law Student killed in Hazing
Video Source: GMA News