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Friday, February 27, 2015

Afternoon snack at #tokyobubbleteaph. Their Japanese Green Tea is way better than #starbucks. #vscocam

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Share the Feast, Not the Fat with Fisher Farms

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fisher Farms

Love is a gift and what we do to our life is our choice. But life is a precious gift from up above that’s why taking care of it is a must. By achieving a healthy lifestyle and eating healthy foods are some of the factors to be considered to live our life to the fullest. With that said, that’s how Fisher Farms addressed our daily needs without having or living us a guilt afterwards.

Now, you can indulge yourself with non-fat foods and share it with your friends and loved ones.  A superb way of bringing fish to the dinner table is with Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus. This tasty treat is made with a whole bangus that has been prepared with utmost care to keep its freshness and sweet flavor and will surely delight the whole family.

Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus was specially concocted by renowned celebrity chef Reggie Aspiras, assuring homemakers of a choice product that is fit to be served in any fine dining establishment. It comes in three sizes to suit your needs: 800 grams, 1.1 kilos, and 1.3 kilos. A whole fish could easily feed a party of 12 diners, depending on the size of relleno you choose. The whole bangus is stuffed with a savory filling of fish, sweet potato, bangus belly and shrimp.

Fisher Farms grows its milkfish in the pristine seawaters of Pangasinan in fish cages for a sweeter, more flavorful, firmer and cleaner fish. Only high protein feeds are given to farmed fish to produce high-quality fish meat. In addition to that, here are other Fisher Farms’ products that will surely suits your taste and yet healthy.

Bangus Lemon Butter 482g
 2-4 servings
 Available in: S&R
 Suggested Retail Price: P249.95
 1 pc of cooked belly inside
 Microwaveable
 Exported to US (Seafood City), Middle East; certified halal
 Gluten-free

Fish Hungarian Sausage 310g
 4 pcs per pack
 Available in: Alabang Supermarket Corporation, Cherry Foodarama, Landmark,
Crossing Smkt, Daily Supermarket, Metro Gaisano, Pioneer Centre, Puregold Duty Free
Subic, Robinsons , Rustans, SaveMore, Shoppers Center , Shopwise, SM Hypermarket,
SM Supermarket, South Supermarket , Unimart, Cash & Carry
 Suggested Retail Price: P112.00
 Good source of protein
 No trans fat
 Gluten-free, casein-free, nitrite-free
 Made from milkfish/bangus
 No fishy taste (walang lansa)
 Plant-based casing (cellulose)
 Best if pan-fried or grilled
 Difference from All-Natural: has a bit of coloring, fillers, but still made from fish – no
pork, beef, or chicken
 Exported to US, Middle East; certified halal

Garlic Fish Longaniza 250g
 9 pcs per pack
 Available in: South Supermarket, SM Supermarket, Savemore, SM Hypermarket,
Robinsons Supermarket, Pioneer Center, Cash n Carry, Makati Supermarket, Unimart,
Landmark, Metro Gaisano
 Suggested Retail Price: P80.00
 Low in cholesterol and low in fat
 Good source of protein
 No trans fats
 Gluten-free, casein-free, nitrite-free
 Made from milkfish/bangus
 No fishy taste (walang lansa)
 Plant-based casing (cellulose)
 Best if pan-fried or grilled
 Exported to US, Middle East; certified halal

Fish Nuggets 200g
 12 pcs per pack
 Available in: Alabang Supermarket Corporation, Cherry Foodarama, Landmark,
Crossing Smkt, Daily Supermarket, Metro Gaisano, Pioneer Centre, Puregold Duty Free
Subic, Robinsons , Rustans, SaveMore, Shoppers Center , Shopwise, SM Hypermarket,
SM Supermarket, South Supermarket , Unimart, Cash & Carry
 Suggested Retail Price: P73.00
 Tempura batter, very similar to McDonald’s chicken nuggets in texture
 Made from milkfish/bangus – unlike those in the market that are made from pangasius
 Good source of protein
 No trans fats
 Casein-free
 Can be pan-fried, deep-fried, or toasted in the microwave oven

Gourmet Selections Roasted Garlic 4s 400g
 4 pcs per pack
 Available in: Shopwise, Rustans
 Suggested Retail Price: P165.00
 Succulent milkfish loins in a decadent and zesty garlic marinade
 Best paired with salad greens, corn on the cob or a cup of rice
 Can be grilled, pan-fried, or baked

Smoked Deboned Milkfish 400g
 4 pcs per pack
 Available in: Shopwise, Rustans
 Suggested Retail Price: P140.00
 Smoked using virgin beechwood chips imported from Germany—ensuring a rich,
smoky taste; a juicy texture; and a chemical-free product
 Alabang Supermarket Corporation, Metro Gaisano, Pioneer Centre, Puregold Duty Free
Sufic, Robinsons, Rustans, SM Save More, Shopwise , SM Hypermarket, SM
Supermarket, South Supermarket, Landmark, Unimart Inc., Cash & Carry

Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus and other products are available in leading supermarkets in Metro Manila and around the country.

For more details about Fisher Farms, go to and visit their Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates. 


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Tokyo Bubble Tea’s “Yoshoku Valentine’s Treat” + Giveaway (Closed)!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fish Cake Drizzled Soy Ginger Sauce

Love is truly around the corner and everyone seems to be excited! Well, I am! I can no longer wait for my Valentine’s date with my Valentino on Heart’s day. Yay!

You might ask where we going to spend our heart’s day? Oh well, I am easy to please. A feel good movie with a comfort food and comfortable seats will do. But of course, it would be sweeter when my favorites are also present like the Tokyo Bubble Teas. I love milk teas as much as P the boyfie loves green teas. Lounging at tea café is one of our favorite catching up session. With that said, I want to share with you, my loves, the Tokyo Bubble Tea’s “Yoshoku Valentine’s Treat and some giveaway that I would love to give this full of love month. 

Tokyo Bubble Tea drink menu offers an exciting variety of flavors of milk teas, milk shakes, tea slush, black tea and green tea from hot to cold, to suit your tastes best. It is one of the many reasons why I love them. Plus, their food menu features Japanese-Western fusion food, ranging from fusion maki (P’s favorite), sushi, Japanese pasta, donburi, ramen, okonomiyaki pizza, takoyaki ball, teriyaki chicken baked rice and many more!

Yoshoku Valentine’s Treat

And for the Yoshoku Valentine’s Treat, you can choose any 2 Yoshoku Big Plate that comes with Special Maki, Miso Soup and your choice of milk teas for only P1,143.00. You will also get two (2) Tokyo Bubble Tees for FREE! Promo Duration is from February 12 to March 8, 2015.

Yoshoku Big Plate Menu:

1. Apple Glazed Grilled Porkchop
Grilled pork chop glazed with apple sauce served with garlic rice and sidings.
2. 1/4 Japanese Chicken Leg Rice 
Japanese-Style 1/4 chicken leg, deep fried to perfection, and served with Nori-ginger sauce, garlic rice and sidings.
3. Yakiniku Beef Rice
Grilled sliced USDA beef marinated in yakiniku sauce served with garlic rice and sidings.
4. Chicken Teriyaki Doria
Grilled boneless chicken topped with teriyaki sauce & creamy.
5. Japanese Curry Hamburg Steak
Grilled hamburg smothered with Japanese-style curry sauce. Served with steamed Japanese rice and sunny side up egg.
6. Sizzling Chicken with Black Pepper Sauce
Juicy chicken smothered in a special black pepper sauce served on a sizzling plate!
7. Fish Cake Drizzled Soy Ginger Sauce
Special marinated fish with soy-ginger sauce. Perfect with ginger fried rice.
8. Aloha Sesame Sauce Glazed Salmon
Grilled fresh salmon on a bed of pineapple and topped with tomato concasse. Goes well with our sesame mayonnaise sauce.
9. Hayashi Bolognese & Egg Doria
Sweet Bolognese with mozzarella cheese and sunny side up egg topped on baked garlic rice.
10. Omurice with Steak Mushroom Sauce
Omurice with special steak sauce. Served with coleslaw and grilled.

FREE T-shirts!

By having these sumptuous dishes, you’ll surely love and enjoy your date. So, here’s more. You can also win a FREE ONE (1)
Tokyo Bubble Tea’s “Yoshoku Valentine’s Treat by joining my giveaway below.  
Mechanics are easy-peasy!

Tokyo Bubble Tea Branches

SM North Edsa
LG/F SM North Edsa, The Block, Quezon City
(Sun - Thur 10am - 10pm)
(Fri - Sat 10am to 11pm)
Tel Number: 441-0097

SM Megamall
LG/F SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
(Mon - Sun 10am to 10pm)
Tel Number: 638-7479

Tomas Morato
#220 Tomas Morato Ave., Quezon City (beside Alfredo's steak house)
(Mon - Sun 11am - 1am)
Tel Number: 921-7382

Wilson St. Greenhills
#229 Wilson St., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila (beside animal house)
(Mon - Sun 7am - 12mn)
Tel Number: 584-1998

Fort Bonifacio
Unit 1 & 2 G/F, The Fort Residences, 30th St. Cor. 2nd Ave. Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City
(Mon - Sun 8am - 5am)
Tel Number: 478-7483

Food junction, Eastwood City Cyberpark, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Bagumabayan, Q. C.
(Mon - Sun 10am - 2am)
Tel Number: 571-4140

209 Katipunan Avenue, Brgy. Milagrosa, Project 4, Q. C.
(Sun - Thurs 7am - 1am)
(Fri - Sat 7am - 2am)
Tel Number: 961-8904

Banawe (Now Open!)
238 Banawe Street cor Pinalturan and Pagataan, Banawe, Q.C.
(Mon - Sun 7am - 12mn)
Tel Number: 294-9493

Level 2, Trinoma, Edsa cor North Avenue, Quezon City
(Sun - Thurs 11am – 9pm)
(Fri - Sat 11am – 10pm)
Tel Number: 718-0042

Cagayan De Oro
3rd Level, Centrio Mall
Claro M. Recto Ave. corner Corales Ave., Cagayan De Oro
(Mon – Sun 10am -10 pm)
Tel Number: 463-1419

Central Citywalk, Robinson's Place Lacson St., Mandalagan, Bacolod
Tel Number: 441-1632


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Krem-Top’s Change for the Better Campaign

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dr. Mina Ramirez
“The year 2015 is harvest time - harvesting all what is good about the Filipino to transform our country into a great nation,” said Dr. Mina Ramirez, phenomenological sociologist and president of Asian Social Institute.

With 2014 just about to end and as we become more excited to welcome the New Year, it will be another season and reason for us to reflect on our lives in the past year and plan for a better future.  This is the perfect time to start doing our list of resolutions as we start things right for the New Year. 

This has inspired Krem-Top coffee creamer to launch a campaign to motivate and challenge individuals to exercise a habit of aspiring to become a better person.  Dubbed as Change for the Better, the campaign that started in 2012, is a call for everyone to commit and sustain the personal, not just during the turn of the year but throughout the year and beyond. 
Over time, the campaign has grown from being a personal call to being nationalistic as the mission is not just improving one’s self but for the entire nation to rally towards becoming better Filipinos. Krem Top’s Change for the Better campaign reminds us that even small changes when put or done together can create a huge impact in the community.
 “The mission of the brand is not just to build the business but it also advocates creating change for a better country”, says Blen Fernando, Alaska Milk Corporation’s Vice President for Marketing and Krem-Top Change for the Better campaign lead. ,
This year, Krem-Top’s Change for the Better campaign looks centers on values that are natural among Filipinos that will remind us of our identity and can strengthen our nationhood. Krem-Top’s Change for the Better campaign, with the guidance of Dr. Mina Ramirez, identified Five Core Values that defines who and what we are as Filipinos. These core values make us different and stand out from the rest of the world. Based on Dr. Ramirez’s study “The Filipino Worldview and Values” and her insights from decades of practice as a phenomenological sociologist, here are the Five Core Filipino Values based on the Basic Aspirations of a Filipino:

This is based on Filipinos’ aspiration for “Pamumuhay” (Life) and “Pananalig sa Diyos at Kapwa” (Faith in God and people).  Filipinos know how to enjoy life.  We have many holidays, feasts, occasions, and reunions.  Filipinos are cheerful and naturally sociable.  We love to connect to people. We are a happy race.   We wear smiles on our faces even in depressing situations. This is because we always look at the bright side of life. We always have a positive outlook because we always find things to be thankful for, even in the smallest things. We would always say “Salamat sa Diyos” (Thank God) whenever good things happen because Filipinos, from whatever religion, would attribute life’s blessings to the Higher Being. We also acknowledge the good deeds of other people towards us and we do our best to return the favor.
Being in a country prone to natural disasters, Filipinos have adapted and learned to be strong in times of need and in hard situations life throws at us. We continue to stand up, be firm, and fight because we have our loved ones and life’s aspirations to be strong for. This strength is drawn from our love for our family and to the higher being we believe in. This is based on Filipino’s aspiration for “Kaayusan” (Order).  In fact, Filipinos’ common expression is “Ayos Na”.  When we are able to get through difficulties, we say “Ayos Na”.  We, Filipinos long for “Kaayusan” and we will endure everything and be strong amidst hardships and challenges until we surpass the obstacles.   

When Filipinos dream of something, we do everything possible to get it. We do it for our families and loved ones.   This is based on Filipinos’ aspiration for “Kasaganaan” (Abundance) and “Ginhawa” (Relief).  A Filipino aspires for abundance not for himself but for his family.  The Filipino translation for Happy New Year is Masaganang Bagong Taon (Bountiful New Year) because we equate happiness and celebration with abundance.  In Bisaya, “Ginhawa” means breath.  And the smooth flow of breath is the smooth flow of life which we call “Ginhawa”.  Ginhawa” according to lay theologian Dr. Jose de Mesa is the feeling of well-being in a Filipino.  An example would be Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who endure being away from home to give their families a good life – abundance and relief from hardships.

It is because of our love for the family extended to friends, neighbors and other people that make Filipinos naturally compassionate. This compassion enables us to help other people without asking for anything in return. This is based on Filipinos’ aspiration for “Loob at Damdamin” and “Kapwa” (Other People) as explained in Dr. Mina’s The Filipino Worldview and Values.  “Loob” is the seat of Filipinos’ dignity.  The personhood of Filipino is manifested in his “kalooban”.  Filipinos tune in each other’s “kalooban” by checking on each other’s condition and chatting about each other’s lives.  Filipinos reach out to other people.  Due to our familistic culture, Filipinos use “kapwa” to refer not just to a stranger but to a relative, a next-door neighbor, a distant relative or a friend.  Our “Mapagmalasakit” trait makes it easy for us to champion the Bayanihan spirit - to unite and help each other during calamities and celebrate together during special occasions. 

The use of po, opo, and pagmamano (kissing of the hand) are distinct Filipino ways of respect. We say these words and use this gesture to show our respect and love for the elderly. The Filipinos’ respect is not just limited to the elderly but also to other people’s properties, emotions, and ideas. We are polite people.  Our language itself is also respectful because it does not have any gender bias. Examples would be the words kapatid (brother / sister) or asawa (husband / wife) or biyenan (father-in-law / mother-in-law) or anak (son / daughter) which do not manifest differences in gender. These words are uniquely Filipino definitely respectful of the sexes. Our respect for other individuals is embedded in our culture and in our language.  This is based on our aspiration for “Lakas ng Loob” or “Kagandahang Loob”.  Malakas and Maganda, Filipinos’ original creation story brings dignity to both the Filipino and Filipina.  Both the man and the woman sprang from the bamboo.  The man bowed to the woman.  They held hands and went off together.  Dr. Ramirez said, “This is a very non-sexist indigenous version of the creation story.”

Dr. Mina Ramirez explained, “If you want to get to know the Filipino, learn the language.  Most of our values are deeply rooted in how we express ourselves.  The Five Core Filipino Values based on the Basic Aspirations of a Filipino are in Filipino language because there are no direct translations of these traits.  The words are unique to us.  Understanding these traits would mean dissecting the soul of a Filipino.”

Filipinos may be hard pressed at times, but in general, we are rich.  We are rich in natural resources; we are rich in our people.  If we can just get to know more ourselves clearly and use our values to our advantage, we will become a better nation.  It’s time to change for the better,” said Dr. Ramirez.

Jim Paredes

Social media advocate Jim Paredes shared how we realized how the value of pagmamalasakit still resonates in the youth today. “My daughter opened our home for the relief operations. She took the initiative to turn our home into a relief center for repackaging donations for the typhoon Yolanda victims,” said Paredes. “The Filipino existentialism also attracted me; the Filipinos being masigasig to pull ourselves out of poverty.”

The Krem-Top team is optimistic that this project will help create awareness about the need to keep or enrich or restore these core values of Filipinos.  We hope that Krem-Top’s Change for the Better campaign will inspire us to be the better version of ourselves for the benefit of our families and our country.  No matter whom you are, whether young or old, with no respect to sex or belief, what makes us great as a nation are our values.  We may be a nation that is not as rich as the others economically but we are definitely one of the richest when it comes to values.”

For more information about Krem-Top Change for the Better campaign, visit or follow @kremtopPH on Twitter.

About Krem-Top
Krem-Top is a product of Alaska Milk Corporation, one of the leading companies in dairy milk, which was launched nationwide in 2010. Krem-Top is a non-dairy coffee creamer that complements well your coffee bringing out the creaminess and wonderful aroma with just the right sweetness, making your coffee drinking experience more enjoyable.



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