Oishi Snacktacular 2019

It’s that time of year again for the Oishi Snacktacular, this is my first time actually attending but I’ve always been fascinated to try the Human Claw or known as the “Snack Catcher”. I’ve seen it once in Trinoma few years back but I haven’t tried it because of the long lines that time. This year, it finally happened that I get to try the Snack Catcher and it was so fun! Tip when trying the snack catcher, stretch if you can before getting in and just relax – it’s safe. As you they put you down in a mosh pit of snacks have your arms stretch and bring everything in the middle. For the legs, once in the mosh pit, closed the legs and try to basket the snacks. It’s like in a SHRIMP position. Go as deep as you can before they lift you up. To try the snack catcher would cost P200.

Alex Gonzaga performing Chambe chambe
Jericho Arceo at the Snack Catcher

Main event for this year’s Snacktacular is at SM Clark, Pampanga. If I’m not mistaken same venue as last year, correct me if I got that mixed up. It runs from April 5-7, 2019. They have other attractions like the “Snack shack”, this is where you grab any Oishi snack that you want in a minute. You get to choose a snack pack, they have the OG Oishi snacks and a limited editions customize snack pack. I went for the limited edition designs. In less than 1 minute I was able to fill the bag because I focus more on the popcorn and pillows haha. To play snack shack it would cost P295 – it’s worth it because you get to bring home bunch of snacks.

With @ruthilicious
with @ruthilicious and @karlaraoundtheworld

The “Fish for snacks” booth I am not quite familiar or maybe it’s a new attraction for this year? Basically it’s an installation that you get to play using a net, as much as possible you get to fish or snatch as much chips as you can in a minute and you get to do it with 3 friends. The snacks in the mosh pits are the seafood flavored snacks hence the name of the installation. I’ve seen the Kirei, Fishda and prawn crackers etc. P180 person in order to play the game.

Speaking of Oishi snacks, it was also my first time seeing new snacks or I’m not aware about  like PIPE BITES (Churros), Zoodles (noodle snacks) and Crunchy Karl’s corn snack. Is it me or just now I’ve seen Panchos (tortilla chips). Even the Grab Nuts, too. Wished I knew I had healthy options besides popcorn because it’s rich in fiber. I feel there’s more that I haven’t made myself acquainted with. Are there more snacks that I should know, just feel free to comment haha.

They also have a refreshment area called the ” O CHILL” with Oishi drinks ofcourse for just P40 per drink. They have Smart C lemon squeeze + Yakult, Mais con oaties and Hi Coffee latted + coffee jelly. Basically to try everything would cost P715 in total for one person to try all the attractions with 1 drink.

Overall it’s a fun event and get to bring lots snacks home and share it with the fam. If you get the chance, do it!  Can’t wait for next year!

Back at QC, off to next event!

 

FKC Philippines launches Chereine Royal Beauty Line

FKC (Friendship, Kindness and Care) International has just launched Chereine, a complete skin care line that promises to help women achieve timeless beauty fit for a queen.

Over the past 15 years, FKC International has gained worldwide acclaim as a provider of 100-percent natural beauty and wellness products formulated by experienced scientists and nutritionists. After years of studies, FKC International has finally come up with an innovative skin care line that promises a regal brand of beauty regardless of age – CHEREINE ROYAL.

 Chereine, French for “Dear Queen,”offers a complete line of skin care solutions that aim to provide Filipinas with a regal allure and an unmistakable antidote against aging. All-natural ingredients, combined with cutting-edge technology, for the basis for CHEREINE’s promise of beautiful, healthy and virtually ageless skin.

Carrying the brand with pride as its Brand Ambassador is Pia Lamberg, a timeless and queenly beauty who exemplifies Chereine Royal’s commitment to women everywhere.

Pia Lamberg is a former Miss Finland who represented her country at the 2011 Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paolo, Brazil. After her Miss Universe sting, Pia was signed by a major global modeling agency, and she has since gained international recognition for her work with over 100 global brands as well as dozens of endorsements.

Mr. Yong Shen, General Manager of FKC Philippines, introduced Pia Lamberg as Chereine Royal’s Brand Ambassador during Marilag, FKC Philippines’ National Convention, where he also welcomed members and new friends to the organization.

Marilag 2019, held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, served as a chance for FKC Philippines to recognize the starts that shone during its 2019 cycle. The highlight of the night, however, was the awarding of the Car Achiever 2019 prize to Maria Evelyne Cabiscuelas, Richardson Jose, and Jose Jerico Bascon VI, all of whom walked away with a brand-new car.

FKC International President, Fang Zhao, also surprised attendees with a motivational video message addressed to members of the FKC Family. Mr. Kenneth Chang, VP of FKC International, closed the celebration by encouraging FKC members to play their part in transforming the future.

For inquiries about the Chereine Royal line of skin care products, follow its newly-launched social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram, @ChereinePH

New Year, New Show: LG Electronics Philippines celebrates the launch of Netflix’s new original Korean drama-thriller ‘Kingdom’

Go beyond with the shows you love through the LG B8 4K OLED TV

Brand new year means new and exciting ways to maximize technology and entertainment to bond with loved ones.

Global electronics and home entertainment giant LG Electronics Philippines and international online streaming pioneer Netflix Philippines once again strengthened its partnership with an advance screening last January 24, a day before the worldwide premiere of the newest original Korean series – ‘Kingdom’.

Netflix has put together two things to make most binge-worthy stories from South Korea: the thrilling K-drama about ancient Korean monarchy and the threat of an impending zombie apocalypse. Set in Korea’s ancient Joseon Period, “Kingdom” follows the journey of a crown prince sent on a suicide mission to investigate a gruesome plague spreading inside the kingdom — only to find zombies threatening his reign and his people.

On January 25, 2019, Netflix premiered a contagious case of binge-watch fever ‘Kingdom’ and just recently, LG Philippines recently launched its 30th Anniversary TV — the OLED B8 4K TV — and it’s the best way to give justice to the thrill and excitement of “Kingdom” and its mind-blowing cinematic appeal.

More than a hundred media attendees watched the the advance screening with the impressive LG OLED TVs at the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Bonifacio Global City. Guests had a blast as they got to dress up in a traditional Korean Hanbok to pose against the realistic “Kingdom” backdrop and roaming zombies. A traditional Korean feast dinner was served after the Nara Team performed a traditional Korean Fan Dance before the actual viewing.

LG Philippines is also delighted to share this exciting milestone with some of the country’s brightest personalities as brand ambassadors, the ‘Iron Man’ of the Philippine Basketball Association LA Tenorio, actor Gil Cuerva, Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Nicole Cordoves, and Lifestyle, Travel Vlogger Dani Barreto. The event was hosted by TV Host, car and road safety advocate and LG TV Ambassador James Deakin.

This growing partnership between LG Philippines and Netflix Philippines further solidifies the bond between Filipinos and Koreans. This latest event is a reminder of the strength and reliability of the flourishing friendship between the Philippines and South Korea. 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the friendship between the two nations, which started when the Philippines became the fifth country to recognize the Republic of Korea in 1949. Since then, the mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries has grown in every aspect: economically, technologically, culturally, and even in military and government support.

To honor the two countries’ thriving relationship and strengthen KCC’s mission to “deepen the understanding and appreciation of Korean culture among Filipinos by providing diverse cultural programs and events”, LG Philippines has donated five 55-inch UHD 4K TVs (four 55UK6300 and one 55UK6500) to the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines.

“It is an important celebration of the strong relationship between Korea and the Philippines, which started in 1949. To honor this friendship, we at LG always go beyond the call of duty to provide excellent home entertainment products and appliances to millions of Filipinos who have supported us from the beginning. It is our pleasure to contribute in strengthening the bond between our two countries,” shared LG Philippines Managing Director Mr. Inkwun Heo.

While LG has a number of TVs that are officially recommended by Netflix after passing a series of rigorous tests, the B8 4K OLED TV is one that stands out from the pack. It boasts a list of impressive features, starting with its top-of-the-line 55” 4K Cinema HDR display providing sharp contrast and vibrant colors. The B8 is made to deliver an immersive viewing experience powered by the Smart Brain α7 Intelligent Processor to make sure all TV functions and features are working together for a seamless user experience. Aside from its stunning visuals and cutting edge smart TV technology, LG has equipped the B8 4K OLED TV with a Dolby Atmos® sound system for a true cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home.

Take home the LG B8 OLED TV — the most competitively priced high quality OLED TV in the market today — for P89,991 (cash price). As a gift, every purchase of the LG B8 comes with six (6) free months of Netflix access, so the entire family can enjoy high quality entertainment at home.

BDJ Journals & Planners Review: Start 2019 the Bella Way

Hello first blog entry for 2019, Each of us have those so called “resolutions” at the start of the new year. Honestly, I never completed a resolution for an entire year haha that’s why It’s been a tradition of mine to make SMART GOALS – specific, measurable, attainable, realistic & time bound (sounds familiar?). What I do, I write my goals at the start of the new year then read them as the year ends. Able to see what things I have done personally for myself.

I write everything down the traditional way, it keeps me sane having a planner. I personally love the bullet type. It’s just gives you more creativity – It’s a personality thing.

For a year, I’ve been a Bella correspondent and it has been a fulfilling experience. That’s why a lot of people participate in their events because it is meaningful and brings enlightenment despite the negativity sometimes the world throws at you. 

It’s January and I personally feel that 2019 is a year of real game changer.  With that Bellas! I have here a review of what planners/ journals & supplies would help you get through your 2019 like Marie Kondo but in journaling.

The Bella at Heart : “2019 BDJ Power Planner”

The iconic Bella face is familiar to everyone, The BDJ Planner for 2019 is filled with a lot of personal development activities such as GOALS AND CHECKLIST suggested that you do this 2019, getting to know yourself even more and having a good attitude this year. It shows the history, how to be part of the community at the intro. Monthly tools, weekly features and special pages. What amazes me it has a menstrual tracker too. It has this page where you have to write your goals and reflecting them on like why you haven’t done it before or why you should do it

As you approach each month, there is a theme appropriate for each month and an activity, then next you flip through a 2-page small compress calendar but with blank boxes. The boxes are kinda small for me since I have big pencraft so just make a brief schedule and reminders. For the weekly, per day gets like a to do list type so you get to write specifics per day – longer and parallel.

 The planner comes with a magnetic bookmark which makes it a lot easier to flip to your current page anytime. This planner isn’t complete with the coupon booklet that you can avail from BDJ affiliated partners.

BDJ Classic – Php598

– Matte laminated hardcover with glitters and illustration of the 2019 Bella

BDJ Limited Edition – Php598

– Matte laminated hardcover with glitters and a creative illustration about the 2019 theme

BDJ Leather – Php680

–Velvet black leather with debossed flower elements and gold foil stamping

BDJ DiscBound – Php980

– Gold-stamped velvet black leather with disc binding for users who want to customize planner pages.

The Wanderlust : “Navi Journal”  P598

If you’re the type that loves to travel and who into very neutrals colors too, I think this is for you. The first pages of the journals gives you your own to do list prior to travel (pre-trip checklist), the things to pack- like documents, clothing etc.. and places to see in 2019. All very helpful for a frequent traveler.

The blank calendar boxes are in one section together with the other months, here you have more space to write and I love how they incorporated the map design with coordinates. You’ll see a lot of brown shades and texts.

Every month features festivals from different countries and explaining the tradition as well. As you flip you get to the per week and in each day you get to write in a horizontal box and the opposite page a blank page that you can write notes and reminders.

The Navi journal helps you visualize your travel goals and carefully map out your next adventure with ease. It comes also with a booklet of discount coupons from BDJ affiliations.

The Achiever: “Everything is Possible”

I’ve run through both green and white planners compared to the other journals these have a quite more activities than the rest and more quotes dedicated. You get to create your 2019 vison board too.  For every month you get the calendar with blank boxes but these are more compress so write small and legibly. The boxes are quite thinner.For the per week, each day you get to write a checklist in a bullet type so here you get to write more. Every month you also get to track your reward.  This is for the goal oriented type who wants to stay focus and have a guide but in a fun and exciting way.

  • Ikigai
  • Vision Board
  • Timeline of Goals
  • Identifying Intentions and Motivations
  • How to Measure Success
  • Positive Poster
  • Life Achievements
  • #LifeGoals
  • No-Edit list
  • Priority List
  • Milestones
  • Reward Checklist
  • Things I’m Grateful For
  • Obstacles and Mistakes, and
  • Promise for Next Year

The Yogi: “Focus Journal”  P498

This is a journal that will give you the essence of clarity, with the activities will help you organize your thoughts. It has also a lot of power words like with the “Everything is Possible”, they are quite similar but this is more calming in terms of the activities. It also comes with special activity pages such as Monthly Check-up and Year-End Reflections so you can mindfully evaluate accomplishments and learnings, and to maintain focus for the course of the year and the next. The cover itself very minimalist and simple.

Monthly Dividers -Power words and suggested activities help you handle your thoughts with ease.

Monthly Calendar and Weekly Layout -Have enough space for planning out your whole year

Special Pages – Activity pages to help you mindfully evaluate accomplishments and learnings

For the Minimalist : “Essentials Planner” P380

The minimalist cover planner comes in 2 designs, one in plain black (“classic”) and another linear lines creating a pattern embossed in gold foil stamping (“pattern”) – the more stylish and sleek one. This also gives you more creative freedom too because it’s a bullet type. You get to draw and map out your journaling to your liking. The blank calendar boxes are quite bigger to write and it gives you an overview to see if you want to have a busy or productive month. So far my favorite because it’s not too bulky to Carry around and thickness is just about right. The price is good and if you want to give someone a classy minimalist journal without breaking the bank, this is perf.

For the Multi tasker: “The BDJ Petite Planner”

The BDJ Petit Planner comes in two styles—Purple and Pastel—both with zippered plastic covers that can be an instant pocket or a secondary wallet for your cards, bills, and receipts. This is your go-to planner, if you need to write notes and reminders instant because it is available in your bag ands you can bring it anywhere. In writing notes you have to either write brief or small because doesn’t have a lot of space.

Do It Your Mood With Wacoal

 

I have been introduced to wacoal  by my mom back in college. Back then I couldn’t afford one because I was a student and my mom would buy for me. It was costly but it was so comfortable to wear – I swear. When I got older, I realized investing on your intimates is important. Usual bras from wacoal would cost starting P1000 + but it is worth the investment.

November 16 – 18 was the launch of wacoal’s autumn/winter collection at UP Town’s activity center (near coffee bean). Fun filled activities like photobooth and boomerang booths. Attendees were also able to attend talks prepared by influencers such as Content creator/Entrepreneur, Rhea Bue (11 am) shared her travel hacks, Fashion/Lifestyle/Travel blogger, Char Deocareza talks about “Your go-to outfit” she shares that writes down and plan her outfits prior to her travels (1 pm) and Beauty/Travel B/Vlogger, Rei germar  teaches how to match outfits with your mood (3pm). 

if you guys have the time to check out Wacoal’s mood store and you’re by Katipunan area visit their boutique at UP Town Katipunan (3rd floor near coco tea and across underarmour). Thinking of what bra to get I would suggest the Travel Bra, Bandeau bra and sports bras. Actually all bras are very comfortable it’s just whatever matches your preference. 

For the wanderlust, the travel bra is so easy to pack just spread-roll and fold. It is not spacious to pack and gets back to its perfect form. The bandeau bra can be strapless and the wire part that supports the breast underneath is very comfy, it’s not that annoying thick wire feeling you get. Their sports bra are very versatile in style and it can match any athleisure look. The lace bras looks so nice and they have other basic bras with unique lace details that make it so cute to wear. Lastly, don’t forget to check their other autumn/winter collection. 

 

The First Ramen Nagi Concept Store in the Philippines

The invasion of ramen definitely captured the Pinoys who love anything all Japanese. Ramen Nagi is a personal fave when I ask anyone for their go-to ramen place. Good news for Ramen Nagi fanatics especially from the south. Ramen Nagi just opened their first flaship store in Asia. In the heart of Bonifacio global city at One Bonifacio High Street Park. The mall ain’t completely occupied yet but it’s distinct location includes M. Bakery for those who want to point the mall’s location. 

The concept store is located on the 2nd floor of One Bonifacio High Street Mall. This concept store is different compared to the other Ramen Nagi outlets. This is more minimalist, spacious and intricate Japanese interior designs. Don’t expect a lot of red like the ones we are used to see. 

The opening of the concept store was on October 29, they flew over their top chefs to present how to prepare the orignal butao, everyone’s classic fave, truffle king ramen, szechuan ramen and other favorites. Only for this specific flagship store is the truffle king ramen  will only be available till December. For those with an adventurous palette, with caution LEVEL 20, Szechuan Ramen will be available in all Ramen Nagi outlets from (Nov 1-15). Seeing it prepared infront of my eyes was mindblowing especially the presentation of the ramen itself. 

Truffle King Ramen
Szechuan Ramen

Come on over to the first Ramen Nagi Flagship store at BGC!  

Experience a sleeker, more sophisticated vibe at the world’s first Ramen Nagi concept shop
Opening at One Bonifacio High Street, the new shop offers truffle ramen on a limited run

Ramen Nagi, the Fukuoka-born, Shunjuku-grown ramen shop that has taken Manila’s noodle lovers by storm, has opened its very first concept shop (the only one in the world) at the recently opened One Bonifacio High Street development adjacent to the Philippine Stock Exchange building in Bonifacio Global City.

The new store features décor that are decidedly different from the colorful, festive aesthetic that permeates all other Ramen Nagi’s shops worldwide — born out of sketches personally made by Chef Ikuta Satoshi, the man behind Ramen Nagi. This shop combines Japanese minimalist design with an open-concept design to create an unrestrained, unfussy zen-like feel. Intimate booths and blond wood chairs line stark white walls on one side, while a marble countertop seating offers front-row views of the kitchen activity on another. In the center of the room, white lamps cheekily decorated with images of ramen bowls hang over sleek communal tables.

“We designed the shop to cater to the employees in the Stock Exchange Building,” reveals managing partner Avi Siy-Chua. “We were going for a more upscale look. It’s more sophisticated than the usual festive look of Ramen Nagi.” But Chua is quick to point out that the difference ends there. Everything else, including the savory richness of the brand’s beloved pork tonkotsu broth—remains. “Same menu, same customer service. You still get to enjoy your favorite Ramen Nagi noodles but in a different vibe.”

As a launch offering, the Ramen Nagi at One Bonifacio High Street will be the only shop to offer the Truffle King Ramen, an aromatic treat filled with the flavors of the desirable mushroom delicacy, until December. Come the new year, fans can slurp their way to a truffle-licious bowl in all the other Ramen Nagi branches across the Philippines.

Originally a brainchild of Japanese chef Ikuta Satoshi, Ramen Nagi finds favor among ramen fans for its steaming bowls filled with rich broth, springy noodles and quality ingredients. The award-winning ramen chain offers four variants in its menu, namely Original King (creamy umami tonkotsu broth), Red King (spicy), Black King (with squid ink), and Green King (with basil pesto)—all served with a scrumptious slab of charred pork. Aside from these four regulars, Ramen Nagi also offers two limited-edition flavors every month.

Patrons can also customize their own bowls based on an omotenashi sheet that lists options for the richness of soup, spiciness level, firmness of noodles, heaviness of sauce, amount of garlic, and choice of pork shoulder char shu or belly.

According to Chef Ikuta, there are three steps to eating the ramen: taste the broth, season with a generous amount of spicy sauce, enjoy the noodles and slurp to show the chef your appreciation. And at this new, more upscale outpost, loud slurping is definitely still an option.

During the launch, Chef Ikuta — together with Chef Riyoichi Nishio — showed members of the media how to prepare two limited edition ramens: the Truffle King Ramen and the Szechuan Ramen, which will be available starting Nov 1, 2018. The two chefs also led the tradition of painting one eye of the Daruma, symbolizing the setting of goals for the store. As a custom, the second eye is painted once the goals of the store have been met.

The new Ramen Nagi concept shop is located on the 2nd floor of One Bonifacio High Street, 28th street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Visit and like http://www.facebook.com/RamenNagiManila/ for more information. Follow @ramennagimanila on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.

Connext Insurance Agency kicks off eco-policy with Miss Earth 2018 candidates

FPG Insurance President and CEO Ramon Yap Dimacali and Connext Insurance Agency President and General Manager Jonathan Ramirez as they pose together with the candidates of 2018 Miss Earth. 
 
MANILA, Philippines – 30 gorgeous Miss Earth candidates join Connext Insurance Agency, an emerging and innovative insurance provider, and FPG Insurance, the major player in the general insurance industry and leader in motor insurance cove
(L-R) FPG Insurance President and CEO Ramon Yap Dimacali and Ortigas Branch Head Rowena Cuaresma together with Connext Insurance Agency Finance and Accounting Head Kim Ramirez, and President and GM Jonathan Ramirez

rage, in pushing the envelope to move towards ‘paperless’ insurance policy during an event last October 23, 2018 at The Viridian in Greenhills, San Juan City.

Executives of FPG Insurance Philippines and Connext Insurance Agency

The event was graced by the Air Group of Miss Earth candidates including Miss Earth Philippines bet Celeste Cortesi who is very positive for a back-to-back win. FPG Insurance Ortigas Branch, headed by Ms. Rowena Cuaresma, takes pride in having Connext Insurance Agency as its top producer and among those who find exciting ways to promote safety and insurance through various channels such as the Miss Earth pageant.

Miss Earth Philippines Celeste Cortesi flanked by Mr. Ramon Dimacali and Mr. Jonathan Ramirez

Meanwhile, Connext President and General Manager Jonathan Ramirez shared with the ladies and members of the press his vision of moving insurance towards not only to a more efficient business process but also an environment-friendly one.

“We would like to challenge the current process of insurance companies, including us, that depend heavily on actual manpower logistics and the excessive paper we print out. We saw Miss Earth, an institution that advocates environment conservation, as an ideal platform, and FPG Insurance as the perfect partner, to introduce our latest technology and business process to the market,” said Ramirez.

The event kicked off the partnership among Connext Insurance Agency, FPG Insurance, and Carousel Productions, the organizer of the 17-year long pageant, to promote the norm of insuring among the public and recognizing that peace of mind is something as valuable as time.

“We are very happy to be a part of Connext’s vision of changing the landscape of the general insurance industry. FPG Insurance will always be a staunch supporter of innovation and advocacies that contribute to better lives,” said Ramon Yap Dimacali, President and CEO of FPG Insurance Philippines.

Formerly known as Federal Phoenix Assurance Co., Inc., FPG Insurance was established in 1958 and is a member of the Zuellig Group of Companies in implementing bespoke insurance and risk management solutions for its clients. FPG Insurance is the trusted name in general insurance solutions. FPG Insurance also has operations in Indonesia and Thailand.

Miss Earth Candidates (Air Group)

Monthly Subscription for your Furry Pals: Qrated Crates x Fetch Naturals

Being a former pet owner myself, grooming needs of pets are a necessity. I wouldn’t say I am an expert but I do have my own share of taking care of pets. Doing the actual grooming is not my department, it has always been my dad. Having a pet is a commitment and you have to maintain them. Not just food & shelter, a lot. It’s like raising your own child.

To my co – animal lovers and pet owners who are readers of my blog, I would like to introduce a lifestyle subscription called Qrated crates. Asia’s first subscription box discovery platform. https://qratedcrates.com/  (Instagram @qratedcrates)

This would come in handy to you especially every month you have to shop for your pets needs. Sometimes I know the hassle to shop at your usual and then no stock apparently since it run out or the delivery dates. We all have our busy schedules to deal with and you just know your pets needs will be delivered by your doorstep every month, nothing to worry.

Once you logged in the website, you have to create your account and register your basic information then from a number of categories you get to shop. The thing with this it’s a monthly commitment that will be delivered to your doorstop. That’s up to you on how long. If you have specifics such as price range, you can sort it accordingly on how you want exactly. You can also apply a vendor too!

FETCH NATURALS X QRATED CRATES

Fetch Naturals has teamed up with Qrated crates, they’ve send me a parcel of pet care but unfortunately I have no pets at the moment since some condominiums restrict domesticated pets. I am fortunate to have friends who have pets who are willing to try the products on their pets.

What I received were Natural pet care neem shampoo with aloe vera and leave on rinse with aloe vera and lavender. The main ingredient, Neem controls ticks, fleas, natural antiseptic, moisturizer and deodorizer. When you subscribe to Qrated crates for your month Fetch Naturals, it comes with an empty bottle plastic sprayer – This is for the leave on specifically. Directions are stated on the label on how to use the shampoo and the leave on. These two variants come together like for adults’ shampoo and conditioner.

I have 2 friends willingly wanted to try the products for their pets, one has a cat and the other one is a dog owner, so we can see the difference from different perspectives. Both of my friends were able to manage using the products and I got positive responses from both of them.

Abbi and her cat, Grey

“I tried it already Krish! Literally I just finished blow drying Grey.  Sa shampoo, ang galing kasi ang bango niya and hindi amoy chemical. Sobrang mabula din niya and ang kapal kasi ng fur ni Grey I thought makakalahati nako sa bottle pero hndi ilang pumps lang mabula na. Pansin ko din mas naging whiter yung white parts sa fur nya which is really a thumbs up! No need to buy whitening shampoo. Yung Leave on smells so nice and fresh sobrang tipid din. Kasi 2.5ml lang + water goes a long way, no need to worry about chemicals din kasi its mostly water and it smells nice na. So happy for giving me this product Krishh now I know a brand to buy”

Kathy and her dog, Zoey

“Super ganda niya! Smooth yung hair ni Zoey and shiny after. Mabango yung products! We noticed hindi nakakalagas ng hair. Zoey really liked it and enjoy her bath time session”.

 

 

 

Fun Set Meals at Soban K-Town Grill

It’s fun to have your gang or fam enjoy a group meal at Soban K-town grill. You can still enjoy ordering ala carte if you easily get full. It’s more fun to munch with a bunch.

Usually for a 3-4 persons in a group, the mega meat set worth P2000 is fit for the budget for a barkada. The quality of the meat and flavors are worth it. Soban k-town’s meat & pork are of high standard quality – thick and fresh. In the set it is not unlimited but it’s just right, come on with the overflowing unlimited sides. How can you not be full! For me it’s a win-win because I easily get full.

The mega set contains: 300 g fresh beef belly, 180 g marinated beef belly, 180 g fresh pork belly, 180 g soy garlic beef belly, 180 g chili bean pork belly, 180 g boneless fried chicken.

The boneless fried chicken for the win! Taste so good! It’s that sweet-savoury taste is mouthwatering. Something I would look forward coming back to. You could also order it ala carte.

Side dishes

Going back to the side dishes, 4 persons get UNLIMITED rice, soup and side dishes The following side dishes, everyone fave kimchi, pamuchim (kimchi salad type with leeks, beans, sprout and with spices), gyeran mari (eggroll), gamja sarada (mashed potato), kang kong doenjang (spicy seasoned water spinach) & meolchi bokkeum (roasted peanuts with sweet& salty anchiovies).

Side dishes

There are more set meals being offered at Soban K-Town Grill to choose from. For the mega set meal let’s say you are 5 in a group. You can still avail the mega set for as long the other one orders an ala carte. Regarding service, it’s so fast and the servers are very attentive. I love how spacious it is from one table to another, not too rowdy. When it comes to the capacity of the tables opt  for a bigger one, if you get lucky. 

Soban K-Town Grill have branches at Eastwood, ATC, Greenbelt 3, Sm north edsa, Robinsons place manila, still under construction One BHS SM Mega. Follow them on their social media pages for more. Instagram: @soban.ktown and facebook: Soban K-town grill.

Have you Tried Paradise Dynasty’s Latest Offerings?!

Everyone goes to Paradise Dynasty for the famous Xiao Long Bao, so far I’ve asked a number of times to people saying that Paradise Dynasty hands down – the best xiao long bao so far and I personally agree so.

For those who haven’t tried eating xiao long bao, you should not miss it. There is a proper way of eating xiao long bao: Pick it up with your chopsticks, place it on the spoon, poke a small hole so that soup and steam comes out, sip the soup and take a bite while savouring the flavors. If you feel more adventurous try the 8 colored xiao long bao, start from the original (in the middle), then with the ginseng (green) going clockwise to szechuan (red). My top favourites would be the foie grois (light brown), the crab roe (orange), black truffle and garlic (grey) . I could finish the entire tray but the Schezuan was my downfall, I think it takes a certain person with a certain palette because it’s flavor and aroma is really distinct from all.

Besides the xiao long bao, they have others to offer like the CRISPY FRIED CRYSTAL PRAWNS WITH SALTED EGG – delish! If you plan on sharing, their noodles are good for 1- 2 persons, I got to personally try the LA MIAN WITH VEGETABLE PORK WANTON IN SIGNATURE PORK BONE SOUP. Another good for sharing (1-2 persons) is the FRIED RICE IN YANG ZHOU or any of their rice specials. To add some vegies on the side, try the Spinach with mixed garlic and to end your meal course, time for dessert! My personal favorite is the 3 pcs. CHARCOAL CUSTARD LAVA BAO – best served hot.

CHARCOAL CUSTARD LAVA BAO 
CRISPY FRIED CRYSTAL PRAWNS WITH SALTED EGG

Recently they added  new dishes to the menu, FRIED DUCK – perfectly marinated duck with white peppercorns and Sichuan pepper carefully fried to ensure crispy texture. It can be traditionally serve in a bun as you may please.

For large groups to share, GROUPER WITH PINE NUTS AND FRUITS, meticulously fried to be golden in color then topped with a special sauce grille in pine nuts and the GRILLED GROUPER WITH TOFU IN MAPO TOFU STYLE, grilled grouper smothered in tender tofu cooked in aromatic and spicy sauce.

This is my personal favorite since it has a sweet taste, SHANGHAI STYLE BRAISED PORK BELLY and it is cooked to perfection and oddly satisfying to cut. A very famous dish in china where the pork belly is accurately glazed with various special sauces to achieve the right flavor.

Paradise Dynasty branches are located at The Podium (Ortigas), Conrad S’ Maison (Pasig) and the latest branch at SM Aura Premiere.