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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Press Release: Tab and Travel in Style

Dress-up your tablet with fashionable iCoat-Travel case for iPad2 and iPad3  from Ozaki. Available in various designs featuring famous landmarks from Rome, London, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Tokyo, New York, Dubai, Taipei, Sydney, and Paris, iCoat-Travel allows you to fold the case in different ways for multi-angle versatility and comes with a detachable stylus holder. For added protection of your tablet, iCoat-Travel comes with an elastic band to securely seal the flop cover. Planning a trip abroad? Set your mood with Ozaki i-Coat Travel . SRP 3,295


    2012 Red Dot design award winner 
    10-country iconic design with story of travel for tourists around the world
    Front and back protection for iPad2 and new iPad
    Slim size with both portrait and landscape view
    Adjustable Multi-angle viewing mode for landscape view
    Stand steadily even when play touch screen game
    With detachable Stylus holder
    Support iPad auto On/Off functions

Saturday, July 28, 2012

What is a Sarswela?

Wake Up and Smell the Ylangylangs: What is a Sarswela?: WHAT IS A SARSWELA? By Nicanor G. Tiongson In the Philippines, the sarswela is a play with songs and dances usually written in ...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Press Rlease: WWF’s 50 FOR 50 PROMO!

With just 5 days before WWF's Reverse Run and to herald 5 decades of successful conservation, WWF is giving away 50 race kits at a 50% discount!

Email wwfreverserun2012@gmail.com on or before July 20, Friday and avail of this special offer!

From today until July 20, registration fees will be P200 for the 3K and 6K race courses and P300 for the 12K race course. Limited-edition WWF singlets included!

Proceeds of the Reverse Run will go to WWF's 'Reverse The Bad' student program, a yearlong membership program developed for high school and college students who wish to take a more direct and proactive role in conserving our environment.

Move forward for the environment by taking a step back and reversing the bad.

See you at WWF's Reverse Run at 4:30 AM this Sunday (July 22) at the SM Mall of Asia's IMAX Grounds!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"Poetic Reflection" Exhibit at Glorietta 5

Makati Artists come together for an art auction that will benefit Makati Poblacion Heritage under the Makati Restoration Project.  Poetic Reflection by Carol Tanjutco with guest artists Fanny Blanco, Rubee Alcantara, Stella Torres, and Lita Gelano.was launched last July 16 at the Glorietta V atrium. Mayor Junjun Binay along with sister Abby Binay was the guest of honor.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Enhance the Travel Experience with Noel Cabangon’s Music

I love to travel, but more often than not, travelling means spending a lot of time on the road or air (or sea). So unless I travel at night and fall asleep, I love listening to music as I take in the sights. Whether I view some amazing vistas or simply observe people as they go about their daily life, I like to listen to background music as f I am viewing a silent film of life. The choice of music may vary according to my moods: sometimes I like upbeat, catchy melodies, sometimes I like to look back and listen to old songs, and sometimes I just like to relax with sounds of soul and jazz.

When you combine old familiar songs with a soul and jazz melody, there is a reminiscing mood added minus the melancholic feeling. That is how I would sum up Noel Cabangon’s latest album “Tuloy ang Biyahe”, music that makes your mind wander to the past but keep you feeling light and breezy.

Tuloy ang Biyahe” is singer-songwriter Noel Cabangon’s follow up album to his highly successful “Biyahe” album which got him a Double Platinum Record Award and a sweep during the 2010 Awit Awards. His “Biyahe” album also topped the music charts for 20 weeks.
Now after two years comes “Tuloy ang Biyahe”, which was recently released June 2012. The new collection of OPM’s finest tunes includes songs from icons Basil Valdez, APO Hiking Society, Freddie Aguilar, Hotdog, Rey Valera, VST & Company, Zsa zsa Padilla, Leah Navarro, Dulce,, Florante, and Smokey Mountain among others.

Before being the multi-platinum recording artist that he is right now, Noel started of as part of the group Buklod (Bukluran Ng Mapagpalayang Musiko) more than two decades ago. His music speak of the many artistic, social and political advocacies he carries as a member of PETA, Dakila, Akbayan, Amnesty International and Greenpeace.

Noel doesn’t just sing for entertainment. He believes that his talent is a tool to generate awareness on just about any issue, be it political, environmental, or social. Respected by his peers and revered by the new generation of rock musicians, Noel is recognized as one of the most influential figures in the Pinoy music scene.

Tuloy ang Biyahe Tracklist:
  1. Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka (originally sung by Basil Valdez)
  2. Anak (originally sung by Freddie Aguilar)
  3. Kahit na (originally sung by Zsa Zsa Padilla)
  4. Kailan (originally sung by Smokey Mountain)
  5. Malayo Pa Ang Umaga (originally sung by Rey Valera)
  6. Ikaw Lang Ang Aking Mahal (originally sung by VST & Company)
  7. Usahay (Visayan Folk Song)
  8. Huwag Mong Sabihin
  9. Sika Laeng Iti Biag
  10. Paano (originally sung by Dulce)
  11. Lagi Na Lang (originally sung by Leah Navarro)
  12. Iduyan Mo (originally sung by Basil Valdez)
  13. Pumapatak and Ulan (originally sung by APO Hiking Society)
  14. Manila with Gloc-9 (originally sung by Hotdog)
  15. Joey’s Theme / Umaga Na Naman (originally sung by Christopher De Leon from the movie “Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising)
  16. Handog (originally sung by Florante)

You can follow Noel Cabangon: twitter.com/noelcabangon, www.facebook.com/pages/Noel-Cabangon

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oh My Goodness . . . OMA!

Oma Platter
Malunggay pesto pizza with tinapa bits, four cheese pizza with kesong puti, Nacho with chorizo, tilapia sisig . . . a Pinoy twist to classic dishes at Oma Restaurant and Bar. First timers here must try their Oma platter which is a sampler of most the dishes just mentioned. But if you are a male beer drinker then the Oba platter is the best pulutan or finger food to order as this goes well with your drink. You can’t go wrong with this sampler of innards that include Pinoy favorites such as isaw, sisig and the like.

The dishes are best described as “ twisted pinoy” style not fusion, explains co-owner Rene Alcala. They make use of native spices or common flavors abundant in the country for their international dishes such as puttanesca without the anchovies, and pesto without the basil leaves, and still make it work with native ingredients such as tuyo and malunggay.

Oma owners L-R Chris Ecker de Guzman,
Leo Tiopas, Moi Marcampo
, Marina Martinez, Rene Alcala

OMA, which is grandmother in german language, is known for it’s innovative approach in Pinoy cuisine. Oma Restaurant and Bar is all about traditional home-cooked meals that are transformed or rather twisted into new and interesting delectable dishes.

Another twist to the menu is that the dishes are all named after grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and friends suggesting a homey atmosphere.

Examples of other twisted dishes available are:  “Rafaelle” their version of camaron rebosado bathed in malunggay pesto batter. Malunggay leaves are also used as a pesto base in their most ordered pizza named “Trinidad” with “tinapa” and onion rings as toppings. “Roberta”, the most ordered pizza of the house, is their version of four cheese pizza with our very own “kesong puti” as the star of the four cheeses. “Jorge”, the most ordered OMA special in the house, is a crispy pork belly cooked in  “bagnet” style with “binagoongan” sauce. Pates are also Filipinized, we have “Tilapia Sisig pate”, “Pork sisig pate” and “Tinapa pate” to start your meals.

Chef Moi Marcampo
Recently, they have added pasta in their menu with the assistance of Moi Marcampo, better known as “Elena“ in the movie KIMIDORA. As you know the lady is an accomplished chef having studied at the Academy of International Culinary Arts (AICA).

One of her specialty is “Hatima” pasta, a Filipinized version of puttanesca, which is a MUST try. According to her, it’s a favorite of the stars in ABS-CBN. “Armida”, is their version of vongole with local clams as the star of the pasta and “Conchita” is Moi’s version of Tuna pesto with seared tuna.

Another one of her creations is the “Caridad” spring rolls with tinapa, a dish that would appeal to the majority with its tasty mix. When dipped in its sauce, the spring rolls  take on another personality.  The dish can be eaten like finger food or as a meal with rice.

Chef Moi knows she created a good dish, when it passes the taste-test of her picky-eater boss, actor Piolo Pascual.  When asked wha’s her favorite ingredient, the one she can’t do without, she answers simply, “olive oil”

The place evokes an old world feel of a stately mansion of Manila’s yesteryears with its old wood wall cladding, accentuated with mother of pearl and mirror tile mosaic.  The restaurant is accentuated with elegant mirrors of the same pattern that is continued into the bar area. This old-feel but modern and contemporary style design was created by Jim Tan, OMA’s interior designer.

OMA Restaurant and Bar is located at Ortigas Home Depot Foodstreet, Julia Vargas Avenue, Pasig City. For reservations, please call (02) 661 6714. Watch out for their Tagaytay branch starting in October.


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