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Snow Caps L-Glutathione and Skin Whitening Soap #WhiteVanity

There are a lot of Glutathione products in the market nowadays, but not all brands offer enzymes as potent as Snow Caps L-Glutathione Capsules .  L-Glutathione helps you detoxify your liver from toxins, heavy metals and alcohol. L-Glutathione also helps treat blood disorders. As a "side effect", L-Glutathione reverses the melanin's metabolism, turning dark pigmentation to light pigmentation, hence, a lighter and glowing skin. Each capsule of Snow Caps L-Glutathione contains 500 mg L-Glutathione, which is 50% more than most brands . It also contains 100 mg Alpha Lipoic Acid and 100mg Vitamin C.  Here are the few other benefits of taking Snow Caps L-Glutathione: 1. It helps fight aging L-Glutathione helps eliminate free radicals and oxidative damage, which are the leading causes of aging. It also helps prevent the formation of free radicals, which is more beneficial in the long run.  2. It boosts immunity Taking L-Glutathione boosts your b

All New Dishes and More by Wee Nam Kee!

Note: This location is already closed.  Singaporean cuisine has always been considered as a mix of different Asian cultures. This is the same reason why Singapore is known for their food.  Established in 1989 in Singapore, Wee Nam Kee is serving Hainanese Chicken for the past 26 years. Now a global brand, Wee Nam Kee continues to expand both locally and internationally. We started with drinks: I had the Milo Dinosaur (Php 135) and my friend had the Green Tea Vanilla Freeze (Php 130). Milo Dinosaur Green Tea Vanilla Freeze We didn't miss trying their signature dish, the Steamed Hainanese Yellow Chicken (Php 428 for small, Php 848 for medium, Php 1638 for large). Steamed Hainanese Yellow Chicken

Va Bene Pasta Deli

I am a huge fan of pasta, but I only know a few restaurants who can nail a perfect made-from-scratch pasta dish. After hearing recommendations from friends, my friend and I decided to try Va Bene Pasta Deli.  From their first location at Petron Gas Station in DasmariƱas, Va Bene has opened a more accessible location at the BGC High Street Central Cinemas, which we visited.  We were lucky to score a seat right away, as the place wasn't quite spacious and gets packed during dinner. We were served the complimentary bruschetta with tomato dip for starters. 

Toyohashi Pudding Love by Kumori Japanese Bakery

I received a lovely package from Kumori Japanese Bakery containing their newest product: the Toyohashi Pudding ! [ Kumori Japanese Bakery ] The Toyohashi Pudding is a baked custard cream dessert made from farm fresh eggs and premium buttermilk cream. It comes in a cute yet handy reusable container.  Kumori's Toyohashi Pudding comes in three flavors: Original (Php 98), Chocolate (Php 98) and Green Tea (Php 98).

AirAsia and Nikon award the Best Travel Photographer #IamAirAsiaTravelPhotographer

Four Filipino contenders travelled around Asia with award-winning photographers; Grand Winner to receive 100000 AirAsia BIG Points and a Nikon D5500! September 18, 2015 -- From the four office workers chosen to participate in AirAsia Travel Photographer 2015, which includes a car salesman and a barista, the online votes have been tallied and 36-year-old Velvet Lagman took home the grand prize! Coached by Malaysian photojournalist Adam Lee , Velvet received the coveted title of AirAsia's Best Travel Photographer 2015 along with 100,000 AirAsia BIG Points and a Nikon D5500 with a 18mm-55mm lens kit.  One of the photographer mentors, THE George Tapan Velvet Lagman with media friend Mae Ilagan A video message from her mentor, Adam Lee

The Art of Kaminabe and Tobanyaki at Rosanjin, SM Mega Fashion Hall

Note: This location is already closed.  I was invited to try the newest art of Japanese cooking at Rosanjin Japanese Restaurant in SM Mega Fashion Hall at SM Megamall.  Rosanjin is named after Kitaohji Rosanjin, a Japanese potter, painter, chef, and gourmand. Opened last 2014, Rosanjin offers traditional food like tempura, sushi, and ramen and modern Japanese dishes like the Tobanyaki and Kaminabe. 

Burger King: Grill and Chill Cookout!

What makes a great burger? What elements do one look for to determine the best on their radar? By spending an afternoon with Burger King, we’ll find out why their burgers are definitely #MARKSBETTER . Chill and Grill event stage On September 1, 2015, Burger King pays ode to the Whopper with their very own Grill and Chill Cookout. On this day, The Choice 2015 winner for Favorite Fast Food Burger, reintroduces the Whopper by celebrating the importance of grill marks in searing and sealing the flavor of Burger King’s signature burger. By locking in that delicious, authentic beef flavor, they come to a characteristic that sets them apart from other burger chains.  Burger King Endorser, Tom Rodriguez Just as Tom looks for marks that distinguish real first-rate quality from the rest, be it with friends, good art, love, he also looks for marks when it comes to his burger. This is because these marks are assurance that he gets the best: true beef taste in every bite.

[UPDATED] 4th Anniversary Giveaway #10: Brotzeit Philippines!

Returning from a week's hiatus with another giveaway: Brotzeit Philippines!  Since the first location in the Philippines in 2013, Brotzeit has been a favorite hang-out place for beer and sausage aficionados. I personally love their desserts and beer mixes. From their Shangri-la Plaza location, Brotzeit Philippines has recently opened their second branch at Glorietta 4 Makati. Good food, good beer, good times indeed. 

El Nido Travel Diaries: Island Tour C

The most challenging yet exciting part of our trip to El Nido was Island Tour C .  Island Tour C rate is Php 1400 per person. It includes the tour guide, lunch, life jackets, and snorkeling gear. The call time is 9:00AM for the island tours. You need to bring your swimming attire, extra clothes, a towel, drinking water, and sunblock. I highly suggest that you bring a waterproof camera for this island tour.  [ El Nido Island Tour A ] 1. Hidden Beach Our first stop is challenging as we need to swim (or in my case, float) to get to the small entrance to the beach. The tour guides were quite helpful, especially to those guests who cannot swim. It gets better as you approach the shore as you can walk towards the beach. 

An #AlchemicExperience at Alchemy Bistro Bar

Years ago, bar food means 'nothing too fancy or too impressive to eat' or 'good enough to chow down with drinks'. Alchemy Bistro Bar will turn that impression around with their delicious mix of European and Asian dishes and a fine list of drinks to match.  Located in the Poblacion area in Makati, Alchemy Bistro Bar caters to people of all ages - from students to executives. Alchemy has three areas: the bar area downstairs where bands also perform every night, the upstairs area which is more laid-back, and the wood fire oven at the alfresco area, where you can watch their signature pizzas being made. This place is owned by Kevin Currie and Chef Tina Moscardon, a Le Cordon Bleu-educated chef. Chef Tina specializes in French, Italian, Middle Eastern, and Thai cuisines, as evident on the menu. 

#TheYabuDonSeries Continues: Gyudon!

Yabu: The House of Katsu has introduced a new addition to their Don Series. Alongside the Katsu Curry Don and Salmon Don , here comes the Gyudon! The Gyudon (Php 495) has seared US beef belly, sauteed onions, and a poached egg in the middle on top of steamed Japanese rice in a stone pot. 

Luminarc Dinner Series with Nina Daza-Puyat

I was invited a few days ago to an intimate event hosted by Ms. Nina Daza-Puyat , one of the top culinary personalities in the country and the editor-in-chief of Appetite Magazine. Our lovely dinner was at Cafe 1771 hosted by Luminarc Philippines. Ms. Nina Daza-Puyat of Appetite Magazine Luminarc is a trusted brand for dinnerware, drinkware, and kitchenware around the globe. Luminarc is safe for food use, fully tempered (for kitchenware), and dishwasher and microwave safe.  Our dinner menu was exclusively prepared for that evening, served using Luminarc dinnerware.