Saturday, 15 November 2014

DOMEX Fiesta

Community welcomes arrival of clean toilets in “Fiesta” video

It’s a scene typically played out during fiestas: People rushing to the streets, drawn to the sound of a marching band. Everyone is smiling, eager to see the “star” of the celebration. But instead of showing the face of a movie celebrity, a beauty queen or a politician, the video reveals an unlikely, yet welcome sight—a new, clean toilet facility.

Aptly titled “Fiesta”, the Domex video, produced by Unilever Philippines, is available on Youtube and shows how underprivileged Filipinos welcome the “arrival” of clean toilet facilities in their communities. “The video aims to make people realize the value of a toilet which most of us, unfortunately, take for granted,” said Dennis Chua, Domex Brand Manager.

The “Fiesta” video contributes to the efforts of Domex’s One Million Clean Toilets Movement. Each unique view translates into a pledge for the advocacy campaign which collects pledges from households to conscientiously maintain their own hygienic bathrooms. For every pledge received, Domex will donate P5 to UNICEF’s sanitation program, towards improving access to basic sanitation in deprived areas around the world, including the Philippines.

“By watching the ‘Fiesta’ video and asking our friends to watch it, we are not only raising awareness for toilet appreciation and sanitation, more importantly, we are helping less privileged communities gain access to clean toilet facilities,” said Benjie Yap, Unilever Foods and Home Care Vice President.

Clean toilets, germ-free communities
All over the country, people are welcoming the construction of new toilet facilities and the repair of dilapidated ones, since becoming aware of its role in disease prevention, especially among children.

According to the Department of Health, of the estimated 3,420 diarrhea-related deaths among Filipino children under 5 every year, around 2,000 could have been prevented by access to safe water, improved toilet sanitation and personal hygiene.

“This video should serve as a wake-up call for most of us. The little things we take for granted, like having a clean toilet, could mean the world to others and could definitely help save lives,” Chua said.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Tweak Week

Yesterday I attended two blogging events. One is the celebration of the Basti's Brew and the other is the pre-relaunching of the 'New' Bulgogi Brothers -- which I'll be blogging about this coming week. I wore a laid back outfit, nothing fancy just in for pure comfort. This was taken inside the Bulgogi Brother in SM Lanang.
Top: Mags | Shorts: Levis | Bag: XOXO | Watch: G-shock | Sneakers: SM department

I made a fine adjustment since I have been transferred at the Emergency Room particularly in the Trauma department. It wasn't easy and it will never be easy but I'm loving the challenge so far. I finally get the adrenaline rush and the "let's save lives" that I've been looking for years (so deep, I know hahaha).

It could be fun but it could also get super stressing for my body, hence the haggard looking face. I'm not good with applying make-up, so please just bear with it haaaaaay. Anyway I'm planning to straighten my hair hopefully by next week before my family and I head to Saranggani (I'm so excited with the paragliding I just hope the weather won't get in our way *crossing my fingers). And also I've already set an appointment to Precioso Spa for a body scrub with bleach and whole body massage by the end of the month. I'll try to make an update here on how I will handle the stress and what are my ways to de-stress.

If you've been a reader of my blog you'd know that I'm known for wearing heels, and just recently I lost it (my mojo in strutting my thing--heels). It's maybe because my body especially my feet need all the rest I could get and by not wearing heels would probably be the best I could possible give to my myself---well at least for now :)

About the fine adjustment that I've stated earlier, there will be a change with my ways in blogging. I've somehow moved forward and into lifestyle blogging. Say for example the mix of travels, leisure, food and laid back outfit posts, all of it just show the revamping of my life.

Welcome to my life and I hope I could still be apart of your lives even just for a minute or two.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

RBG Supersize Meal (Park Inn Davao)

If you’re dining out on a weekend with family and friends, head off to Park Inn by Radisson Davao as RBG offers generous set meals that will stuff everyone up from appetizer to dessert
Are you guys ready to hear about the RBG Super Size Meal? :)) But before we talk about that, let me give you a little information with regards to the Park Inn Hotel.
The moment I set foot at their premises I felt at home right away, this is maybe because of the fresh vibrant decor and friendly staff.
 Park Inn by Radisson Davao is a contemporary 204-room hotel designed to deliver the modern essentials of a great hotel experience to business and leisure travelers. Friendly, fresh, vibrant and uncomplicated, Park Inn by Radisson Davao offers guests an ideal location from which to explore the city, as well as easy access to business and leisure amenities including the nearby SMX Convention Center and SM Lanang Premier Mall. Guests can expect vibrant décor, complimentary in-room high speed Internet, as well as the signature Adding Color to Life service concept which aims to exceed expectations.
Aside from the casual, spacious and relaxed atmosphere that makes for a great family bonding, RBG’s dining concept also gives focus on group value.  “This is why we came up with the idea of a putting together on the table all-time favorites, particularly on weekends when everyone has more the time to get together and enjoy each other’s company.” explains General Manager Pavan Kakar.
It’s not like the usual set meal with which you’re just made to choose from 2 or 3 packages. With Supersize, you get to create your own set with your choice of appetizer, soup, salad, starch, entrée, desserts and drink, plus a family size pizza --- all for only Php1,699.00net! Bundled together, you’ll get one big meal good enough for a group of 5


RBG Caesar Salad
Apple, Mango, Celery Salad
Baked Chicken Supreme Salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette


Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup
Cream of Corn Soup


8pcs Fried Chicken
Crispy Roasted Porkbelly
Lemon-Cilantro White Fish en Papillote


Plain Rice
Yang Chow Rice
Java Rice
Vegetable Fried Rice

CHOICE OF DESSERTS: (2 items – 1 cake & 1 jelly dessert)

Whole Chocolate Cake
Whole Marble Cake
Whole Rainbow Cake

Buko Pandan Jelly
Mango Jelly with Cream
Black Gulaman with Pearls

Orange Juice
Iced Tea
Royal Tru Orange

Apart from options for appetizer, soup and starch, guests may choose from a selection of main courses which includes 8 pieces of Fried Chicken, a platter of Crispy Roasted Pork Belly and Lemon-Cilantro White Fish en Papillote. Diners will also get 1 whole cake of their choice and individual servings of their preferred jelly dessert. The meal is packaged with a pitcher of softdrink and a family size pizza.

Here are some dishes you can enjoy in RBG Super Size.
Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Apple Mango Celery Salad
Baked Chicken Supreme w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette 
Love this creamy full-flavored and healthy salad. Actually this can stand alone even without the other dishes, trust me!
8 pieces Fried Chicken
Crispy Roasted Porkbelly
Photos don't lie, that's as crisp as you can see. It's also in generous serving.
Lemon-Cilantro White Fish en Papillote
This taste so good. It's rich and flavorful and not to mention healthy. So for the health-conscious people you should really have to try this.
comes with this Family Size Pizza 
Fries that comes with 3 dips
Buko Pandan Jelly
What sets this Buko Pandan Jelly among others is it's not too sweet, just the right one. 
White chocolate cake

If you're going to ask me what my set would be, here it is:
 Baked Chicken Supreme Salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette
Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Crispy Roasted Porkbelly (my family is a meat lover)
Java Rice
Whole Marble Cake
Buko Pandan Jelly
Orange Juice
All those just for 1,699!!!!!!!
Davao Bloggers with Ms. Christine and Ms. Meghann of Park Inn davao
 This food promo is available for lunch and dinner every Saturday and Sunday. Diners can also win a complimentary Supersize Meal on their next visit by joining the photo contest on Instagram. Share a “group selfie” shot with your Supersize Meal and tag #rbgsupersize and @parkinndavao in your post. Winners will be notified through direct message and email.

Park Inn by Radisson Davao
Next to SM Lanang Premier Mall
J.P. Laurel Ave., 8000 Davao City

Monday, 29 September 2014

Saging Repablik

Have you heard of Saging Repablik? Well for my Dabawenyo readers I'll bet yes and many of you might have gone there a couple or more, but don't fret 'cause this is more than the #CreateYourOwnBananaCue post. And to those who are outside Davao and are planning to visit the city might as well read this post, you might want to know what's the latest restaurant and dish that the dabawenyos are going crazy and bragging about.
Let me do the honors to introduce to you once again the Saging Repablik and the additions to their menu.
Saging Repablik has been 'the talk of the town' since the day it opened. With its great concept, both on the interior aspect --bringing in the unconventional rustic industrial design (high ceiling and large space, such a cool place to dine) and the distinct variety of food, it's not surprising why we love to dine there. 
Since Saging Repablik opened its door, several new dishes were introduce. They held a bloggers night were we had the first dibs to the new menu.
 Beer Batter Fish and Banana Chips.
So this is first that I tried, and it was downright impressive, in fact this goes to my numero uno. Mind you I'm not fond of eating fish dishes but this is exceptional. From the texture to the flavor it's extremely palatable.
 Chicken Cordon Bleu
 Sisag (Sisig and Saging)
Humbanana Cue (Humba and Banana Cue)
 Orange Walnut Chicken
 Afrinana (Afritada and Banana)
Pochero Con Saba

Those are just some of the new dishes released recently and it was all in all impressive. And knowing the creativity of the people behind SR, I wouldn't be surprised to see new dishes in no time. They're definitely on top of their game.

Of course after a delectable meal is a delightful dessert galore. So don't you dare close the window just yet haha.
 Banana Cue Cream Pie
 Frosted Double Gatchocolatto
 Or if you want to feel like a chef (whatever you call that) even for a while, create your own banana cue. Bring out that artistic side of you.
step 1. Choose your banana. Step 2. Choose dip or spreed. Step 3. Choose 3 toppings. Step 4. See your creations. 
Don't forget to take a photo of it and show it to the world #BananaRepablik #createyourownbananacue ;)
Farrah, Rien, and Moi. After a long long time, finally blogger beshies reunited. Missing the good old days of fashion blogging.
On the left lower corner is the merchandise store. All their stuff were pretty cool and what I loved most is their statement shirts, which I'll be wearing one of these days here on my blog :)
They have a great selection from t-shirts, to sweaters and to tank tops.
More of saging repablik merchandise.
Charm bracelets. I own one :) get yours too.
Whether it's a celebration or sort of catching up with friends, Saging Repablik is the place to be.

Tionko Avenue corner V. Mapa Street. Davao City
Contact No. (082) 285 9648
Instragarm: SagingRepablik
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