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A TASTE OF VIETNAM AT SPIRAL SOFITEL PHILIPPINES MANILA

Spiral presents A Taste of Vietnam

 

 We’ve been to Vietnam a couple of times already and when it comes to food experience, Vietnamese cuisine has something fresh to offer for foodies who want to try out a healthy and delectable dishes found in this Southeast Asian country. And guests of Sofitel Philippines Plaza Manila, specifically Spiral, didn’t have to go that far to experience wellness in an epicurean journey from one of Southeast Asia’s healthiest culinary havens brought by Vietnamese Master Chef Le Minh Quang. Chef Quang flew in from Hotel Royal Hoi-An by the MGallery over the week until the weekend to bring his best sellers and […]

PSID BATCH 2016 EVOLUTION PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE EXHIBIT

Evolution of interior designs in the Philippines from Past, Present, and Future

 

 We are not going to pick the top or most awesome interior designs from EVOLUTION: A Philippine School of Interior Design Batch 2016 Past, Present, Future exhibit show happening on September 29 to October 30, 2016 at The Square in Greenfield District, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. Rather, from the brilliant minds of the 140 students of PSID, we will feature the dynamic nature of design through their works. Dean Pojie Pambid, assigned these students and formed 24 teams whom will be presenting the 24 booths of 3 galleries: Past, Present, and Future. It’s not easy to pick 5 or 10 best interior designs because […]

MADISON 101 HOTEL + TOWER

Madison 101 Hotel + Tower is a superb 3-star hotel in Quezon City that travelers must include in their next staycation list

 

 Madison 101 Hotel + Tower There is a good vibe feeling the moment you step inside Madison 101 Hotel + Tower, a hotel/dormitory-style living property that is perfect for the taste of this generation’s millennials and travelers of different genre, foreign and locals alike. Located at one of the busy jungle avenues in Quezon City, Madison 101 Hotel + Tower looks a lot like a condominium on the first glance than a 3-star hotel and dormitory catering mostly to students (and their parents) who are enrolled near the universities and colleges in this area. The condominium look is a giveaway […]

MT. KALATUNGAN AS SEEN FROM BINAHON AGROFORESTRY FARM IN LANTAPAN, BUKIDNON

Learning the ways to Farm Enterprise by Binahon AgroForestry Farm in Bukidnon

 

 Our next stop for OA Bloggers Tour Day 2 in Bukidnon was at the Binahon AgroForestry Farm, situated within the Kitanglad Mountain Range in Bukidnon. It was almost 6 in the evening when we got there and it was slightly raining that time. From Malaybalay’s Jaya’s Secret Garden, it took us 3 hours to get to Lantapan. We unpacked our things immediately right after we were assigned of our room and just aa right as we were charging our mobile devices, the place was hit by a power failure. We.were a little bit uneasy at that moment because we were […]

ALOMAH'S PLACE IN BUKIDNON

Take a look at Alomah’s Place, Manolo Fortich’s nature and organic farm haven

 

 Our first day in Bukidnon gave us the chance to see one of Brgy. Dahilayan’s nature haven perfect for overnight stay and camping if you’re visiting Dahilayan Forest Park. We are talking about Alomah’s Place, a nature and organic farm opened by Benjohn and Grace Mahistrado for vacationers, tourists, and those who need a place to stay for retreat camp. Alomah’s Place is located in Manolo Fortich, the place of Del Monte pineapple plantation farm. It was during our Agricultural Training Institute’s Organic Agriculture Bloggers Tour when we experienced our first night in Alomah’s Place. Alomah’s Place encourages the consumption […]

CHEF CHUA YEW HOCK OF HOLIDAY INN SINGAPORE ATRIUM FOR PARADES OF SINGAPOREAN FLAVORS AT SEVEN CORNERS

Get lucky and win a trip for two to Singapore when you dine-in at Parades of Singaporean Flavors at Seven Corners

 

 To those of you who missed or having a difficult time booking Cebu Pacific’s Anniversary Piso Sale (which is on-going until March 10), this is your chance to get lucky to fly to Singapore for two by simply dining in at Seven Corners in Ortigas from March 1-13, 2016. The winner will receive a round trip tickets  to Singapore for two and a 3D/2N stay at Holiday inn Singapore Atrium. Any food and beverages ordered worth PHP 2,000 entitles you to one raffle coupon to be raffled on March 15, 2016. This is through the partnership of Cebu Pacific Air and […]

BPI MAKE THE BEST HAPPEN WITH LIFE NEEDS AND FUTURE GOALS

BPI makes financial planning easy through Make The Best Happen campaign

 

 People love to spend and when it comes to basic needs and material goals, saving money is the first thing and foremost that needs to be addressed. Be it short-term or long-term goals, savings plays a major part in our wants in having a good life, for ourselves or for our loved ones. This is where Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) comes in. BPI, the first bank in the Philippines and in Southeast Asian region, has a wide range of consumer, corporate, and investment banking products and services. With Make The Best Happen campaign, BPI is setting  a trend of […]

MLQU SPACE PROGRAM LAUNCHING WITH (L-R) CHED Executive Director Julito Vitriolo, Gen. Jaime Delos Santos, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., MLQU's Dr. Isagani Germar, Atty. Gwen Grecia-De Vera and Dr. Vinci Nicholas Villasenor

MLQ University finally comes home to Quezon City

 

 After a long period of sweet negotiations from its faculty and management, Manuel L. Quezon University or MLQU finally comes home to where it truly belongs, in Quezon City, the city that President Manuel L. Quezon founded in 1939. MLQU Graduate School and Law will now have its new home at the 2nd floor of Victoria Sports Tower, a newly constructed high-rise building by New San Jose Builders, Inc. (NSJBI) in GMA Kamuning along EDSA, Quezon City. MLQU  will include the SPACE program that will give more convenience and accessibility to incoming students of the university. SPACE stands for School for Professional Advancement and Continuing […]

RICHARD BRANSON ON THE MIC WHEN I FRTS MET HIM IN KUALA LUMPUR

Self Discovery: “Who do you want to be in the future?”

 

 Who do you want to be in the future? What do you want to fulfill and achieve in life that will leave a legacy for the next generation? I have always admired Richard Branson, the man behind the successful Virgin Group of Companies and one of the greatest entrepreneurs of his time. Richard Branson has been known for putting up a lot of business ventures and though he found success many times, that doesn’t mean that he did not have his fair share of ups and downs before getting to the top. Before he established Virgin Records and before he […]

BRAINLY PH APP

Social learning network Brainly.ph available on Google Play

 

 Do you know Brainly? First time we wrote about them when its Philippine version, Brainly.ph, has been launched: http://www.juanmanilaexpress.com/education-in-the-xxist-century. Since that time, the number of users who visit the whole network increased to 40 million monthly and the Philippines became one of the most important, promising, and fastest growing markets. Now they have just released the Brainly.ph mobile app for Android users on Google Play. How does Brainly work? Its aim is to connect students, who want to share knowledge with those, who have problems with some subjects or get stuck with their homework. Every student eventually becomes stuck on […]

HOW PRC-REGISTERED NURSE CAN BE QUALIFIED TO WORK AND LIVE IN AUSTRALIA

Do you want to work and live in Australia? Aide Australasia might be the answer you’re looking for

 

 Many Filipinos are dreaming of working and living abroad, but there are a lot of hindrance and little knowledge on how to apply for work are given to most of the aspiring individuals. Understanding the correct process prevents hopefuls from fulfilling their dreams of building a successful career in other countries. Many Filipinos would love to work and live in Australia, if only they knew the best ways possible to start a nursing career in the Land Down Under. Yes, this article is for nursing professionals who would like to create a brighter future in Australia, and Aide Australasia (AA) can have significant questions […]

PILMICO, A FOOD SUBSIDIARY OF ABOITIZ ADVOCATES HEALTHY AND NUTRITIOUS SNACKS FOR KIDS.

Pilmico advocates for healthier and nutritious snacks for kids through Back to School program

 

 Pilmico, a food subsidiary of Aboitiz, recently held its Back to School program at Pilmico Research and Training Bakery in Paranaque as part of their advocacy to promote healthy and nutritious snacks for kids. Resident Chef Cynthia Durian prepared recipes like Tiny Chicken Triangles, Mini Ham and Cheese Quiche, Garlic/Cheese Sticks, and other healthy snacks which will be part of the tasty treats for the Back to School program. A mini baking workshop for bloggers was held inside the Research and Training Bakery located at 317 El Grande Ave., BF Homes in Paranaque City. Data gathered by the United Nations  Food and Agriculture Organization […]

THE TESDA-SAMSUNG PARTNERSHIP PLANS TO TRAIN STUDENTS ON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SERVICING TO GIVE THEM AN EDGE IN THE COMPETITIVE JOB MARKET.

Samsung and TESDA partnership to provide more job opportunities to out-of-school and unemployed youths

 

 Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have joined hands in launching TESDA-Samsung Consumer Electronics Servicing Training Laboratory. “The joint project which we are launching today is extremely important. Together, we are helping to address significant social issues. Samsung Philippines is honored to partner with TESDA Women’s Center. As a consumer electronics company we hope to develop a strong full of qualified service engineers and technicians,” said Mr. Seungho Jee, Director, Service Operation, SEPCO, this afternoon during the launching and ribbon-cutting of the pilot TESDA-Samsung electronics lab held at TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig. “Indeed, […]

Ms. Lovi Poe and Alonzo Muhlach joined the team as they recite the Kiddie Crew Oath

More than 60,000 kids nationwide proudly graduated in McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop 2015

 

 McDonald’s, a popular fast food chain, was known to have their annual summer workshop for over 20 years in the Philippines aiming to promote children’s well being through fun and enriching activities where member learns, develop skills, have fun and make new friends. This year, almost 60,000 kids nationwide enjoyed this workshop experience. In addition to this, the Grand Graduation event was the most exciting part of it. The Grand Graduation event was first held in Laguna, Pampanga, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, and Batangas. And the final and biggest Graduation occurred May 30 and 31 of this year, at the […]

MISS PHILIPPINES EARTH 2015 GROCERY AND COOKING CHALLENGE AT SM HYPERMARKET PASIG.

Miss Philippines Earth 2015 candidates join Kusina Master for the SM Hypermarket Grocery and Cooking Challenge

 

 Before the grand coronation, Miss Philippines Earth 2015 candidates have already been into different activities, showcasing not only their beauties but their skills and talents, as well. We’ve seen them on their best during their the SM Greenbag Fashion Show Challenge and a lot of them have great potentials to be crowned this year’s Miss Philippines Earth 2015. These pretty ladies walked with grace and poise taking effortless steps in killer stilettos not everyone could wear. They waved their hands lightly flashing angelic smiles to the awe-stricken crowd. Recently, it’s such a special sight that made it hard to believe that the delegates […]

Kalibrr's 'Fresh Grad Giveaway'.

Kalibrr puts spotlight to fresh grads with latest promo

 

 After graduation, what comes next is job-hunting. Kalibrr, a job-matching platform recognized the graduates of 2015 as they launch their latest promo, ‘Fresh Grad Giveaway’ This is to encourage them to persevere in whatever career they may choose, as well as giving them the optimism that they can succeed with it. Kalibrr COO Dexter Ligot-Gordon expressed what he wants the newly grads to know, “Kalibrr is not limited to providing a roster of job matches for our users. We, as a company, are firm believers that there will always be something more in an individual and one is bound to […]

'Life Hack' books published by Kerygma Books

Life Hacks from people who knew it best; Kerygma launchs inspirational books to help people in struggle

 

 Having problems and painful experiences is inevitable. Some may think that they are alone and no one can understand what they’re going through. Even fear of sharing it to others conquers them because they believe nobody can relate to them. To this, Kerygma Books, published by leading inspirational media outlet Shepherd’s Voice Publication, started helping them through their books which are written by Catholic lay people. They have been publishing for almost 25 years, mostly devotionals, magazines, inspirational, personal finance and even relationship books. Been there, done that. This is what easy-reads Filipino writers such as Rissa Singson Kawpeng, Obet […]

Professor Winnie Monsod lectures for NHCP and PEQF event

Prof. Winnie Monsod lectures Philippines’ Post-war Economic History

 

 The National Historical Commission of the Philippines ties up with the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation (PEQF) in hosting the first of a series of lectures in line with the celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of the late former president. Invited to speak on the event is Professor Solita “Winnie” Monsod, Professor Emeritus, School of Economics in the University of the Philippines Diliman, about the Philippines’ postwar economy under Quirino; entitled The Economy and Polity: EQ 1948-1953. “The lecture series was designed to give youth today a better understanding of the challenges that our country faced after the war under […]

Lenovo honors youth group Order of Asclepius at the TAYO Awards Ceremony

Grand Lady Asclepian Angeli Portigo honored by Lenovo at TAYO Awards

 

 After winning the 2014 Most Innovative Project award at the recent Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation, Inc. Ceremony, Angeli Nicole Portigo was given a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 as a gift from Lenovo Philippines General Manager, Michael Ngan. Portigo is the Grand Lady Asclepian from the youth group Order of Asclepius (OA) of the College of Medicine in the West Visayas State University. OA was honored at the TAYO Awards for its two-part video package, Order in Action: Videos for Health Skills (OAVHS). They are also known for regularly conducting free medical and surgical missions, and spearheads health […]

PHILIPPINE INTERNSHIP LEVELS UP WITH INKOMPASS

Internship initiative INKOMPASS aims to help students start with their careers in the Philippines

 

 Philip Morris International, a company in the United States with successful business operations in 180 countries, brings their internship initiative called INKOMPASS to the Philippines. Knowing that INKOMPASS program was already present in 11 countries and is already making steps to enhance the level of internship, the company still plans to launch in 4 more within this year. Unlike the other internship programs, this one is composed of two cycles, which will later on help the students start easier with their careers. Also, there are things that makes INKOMPASS program different among the rest. Building real world skills, being active in live business […]

EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR ACTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE FROM FRESH GRADUATES.

One of the important items on a fresh graduate’s resume is internship

 

 Consider internship as your first base in the actual world of employment because employers nowadays give and consider it as one of the qualifications when hiring new applicants. Employers knew that internship experience will give applicants their best feel of their work when they are hired in the future for a regular job. So remember fresh graduates of 2015, when looking for your first job, internship will also give you the best experience and advantage when applying for a job. 3 items that employers want fresh graduates to emphasize on their resume and interview:  Internship Grades Extracurricular activities Top 5 universities in […]

COOK MAGAZINE EDITORIAL.

COOK Magazine celebrates milestone journeys

 

 Inspiring journey One of the memorable and inspiring event that we’ve attended during the last quarter of the year, exactly a month before Christmas, was the celebration and Thanksgiving bash of COOK Magazine that was held at F1 Hotel in Taguig. Through the invitation of our good friend Marlon Aldenese, Advertising Sales Manager, COOK, we were able to join the merry-making and dinner-party holiday bash of COOK Magazine. It inspires us because, like Marlon, we are also running a magazine, which is also in print. Yes, at this age of the new millennium where  everyone is going digital, we are […]

Brainly Owls.

Education in the XXIst century

 

 How can technology reshape learning in the Philippines? – it is a common question, probably asked at least once by every student, parent or any person interested in the current educational system. To get an answer, it is necessary to take a look at children, their needs and how they behave both at school and on the web. Few facts about the young and their needs. First fact: Children spend most of their free time surfing in the internet and their technology competency is very high. School, however, often acts as if there was still XXth century and children wouldn’t […]

GLOBAL ACADEMY CAN HELP YOU BECOME A CHEF/ Still confuse what course you'll take in college? Here are 5 reasons why you should also enroll in a culinary school.

Still confused what course you’ll take in college? Here are 5 reasons why you should also enroll in a culinary school

 

 If you feel that you can cook up anything other than frying eggs in the kitchen or do you like the feeling of being able to whip up something delicious in mom’s area? Do you delight in the feeling of feeding your family and friends with a delectable dishes? If this is exactly how you feel, then why not consider taking up the culinary arts. But the  first step must be that you enroll in a culinary school. A culinary school can provide you with structure, practice, trainers, networking opportunities and fun. And to know more about the ‘why’s’, here […]

A SETH MACFARLANE SERIES. We are all stars – COSMOS: A Space-Time Odyssey.

We are all stars – COSMOS: A Space-Time Odyssey

 

 A much-awaited sequel from the 80s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan has come to television once more to tell us how humans developed their concept of the laws of nature and their place in the universe. We are talking about us. 13 billion years ago, some starts died in the universe and fragments of it are embedded in us. The iron in our blood, the calcium in our bones are all products of stars that have long since died some 10 – 13 billion years ago. Surprised? How about knowing that the world isn’t flat and we are […]