Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Don Henrico’s RUN: Help Save a Life today!

Ho! ho! and before I forget to say another HO! Lemme just say, 'Tis the season to eat pizza. 'Cause nothing says the holiday season like a pizza from Don Henrico's! 

Take a bunch of chicken ala buffalo, fudge brownies, carbonara, Hawaiian Delight Pizza, 
place them together cheese to cheese. Pizza Party.
I'm obsessed with the salad and its Caesar salad dressing. It tastes good on everything!
Seems like a good Tuesday to me!
TIP: Don Henrico's Pesto is really good! And their buffalo wings and wedge dips is love.
Everyone knows (especially for people who love running like me) the only cure for a hungry stomach after a good run is to eat as much pizza as possible and then eat more pizza all day long. LOL B'cause everything is better with a slice of pizza. Agree?

That said, I just had a lovely meal from Don Henrico's event tonight.  I swear their pizza is my weakness. Plus the salad and the chicken and the pasta... Hoh well. :) But this time it's not just all about pizza 'cause this famous local Italian restaurant, Don Henrico's, is going outside of its usual venture this December with a new found purpose of saving lives, courtesy of a charity marathon event. Consider this your Christmas present to society . 

Named the 1st Don Henrico's Run: Help Save a Life today, this urban race aims to aid the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, a local organization that provides medications to our les fortunate brothers and sisters admitted at the Medicine Wards and ICUs of the Philippine General Hospital in Manila.

The run will take place at the CCP Complex, Pasay City on December 17, 2011 at exactly 3:30pm - just in time to catch a glimpse of the scenic view of the sunset bay, according to the organizers. Clever idea.

Interested participants can register at 3K, 5K, and 10K races at all Don Henrico's outlets in Metro Manila from October 25 to December 15, 2011. Upon registration (registration fee is P600 for the 3 category); registered runners will automatically get their race kits that include a singlet, a bib number, and an exclusive post event shirt.

Don Henrico’s RUN Finishers will get the following right after the run on their respective tent on a per category level:
·         FREE 500 Cash Vouchers (subject to terms and conditions stated on it)
·         FREE Slice of Pizza on a first-come-first serve basis and is available until supply lasts
·         Don Henrico’s RUN Certificate of Participation

The entire proceeds for this event will help provide assistance to healthcare professionals at the said hospital, which inevitably leads to more financially dependable patients getting treatment and more lives saved.

"One of the brand's mission statements is to share and help improve the quality of life in the community that we serve," says Anthony Mercado, Corporate Marketing Manager of Don Henrico's Pizza Foods Corporation. "And what a better way to celebrate the Christmas season than to do something you love at the income of those in need."

The Management of Don Henrico’s really appreciates the support that Chris Sports extended to this very first CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) project initiated by the brand. Being Don Henrico’s partner as official registration centers of Don Henrico’s RUN makes this event more popular and much accepted by running enthusiasts, local and foreign runners.

For more information on this run, log on to
www.donhenricos.net/run. For queries and suggestions, participants can also get in touch with Mr. Mercado at 0922-8741337 or visit the Don Henrico’s fanpage on Facebook: Don Henrico’s Pizza Foods Corporation.



  • Chris Sports Megamall
    2nd Floor, Bldg. B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila,
    • Telephone No: (632) 633-1659
  • Chris Sports Glorietta
    2nd Level, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, , Makati City, Metro Manila
    • Telephone No: (632) 818-6124
  • Chris Sports SM City North-The Annex
    3rd Floor,SM City North Edsa, Annex Bldg.,Quezon City, Metro Manila
    • Telephone No: (632) 441-1889
  • Chris Sports Ever Gotesco Grand Central
    Ground Floor, Ever Gotesco Grand Central, , Monumento, Caloocan City
    • Telephone No: (632) 366-1152 
  • Chris Sports Market Market
    4th Floor. Market! Market!, Taguig, Metro Manila
    • Telephone No: (632) 886-7467
  • Chris Sports SM City Manila
    Ground Floor, SM City Manila, , Manila City, Metro Manila
    • Telephone No: (632) 522-1345 

·         Unit H, Aloha Hotel, 2150 Roxas Boulevard
Cor. Quirino Ave., Malate, Manila, 1004 Philippines

PGH Central Building Main Entrance

UP College of Medicine (just at the back of Calderon Building)
DON HENRICO'S Restaurants Mega Manila Branches
Don Henrico’s MALATE
  • 574 Pedro Gil St., Malate, Manila (across Robinsons Place Manila-Pedro Gil main entrance)
Tel. Nos.: 524-9134; 524-9141
Don Henrico’s ALABANG
  • 2nd Level near Bridgeway Entrance, Filinvest Festival Supermall
Tel Nos.: 850-3916 to 17
Don Henrico’s WEST AVENUE
  • West Avenue cor. Examiner St., Quezon City
Tel. Nos.: 371-7171; 372-7272
Don Henrico’s MALL OF ASIA
  • Ground Level, North Wing, Entertainment Mall, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Tel. Nos: 556-2848; 556- 2904
Don Henrico’s GREENHILLS
  • 2ND Floor, Connecticut Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City
Tel. Nos.: 571-3911; 571-3912
Don Henrico’s TOMAS MORATO
  • Toledo Building, Tomas Morato Avenue cor Sct. Limbaga St., Quezon City
Tel. Nos: 332-2201; 332-2254
Don Henrico’s STA. LUCIA
  • The Brick Road, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Cainta, Rizal
Tel. No.: 681-5242; 682-7095  

      So what are you waiting for? Let's go for a run and then as a reward of our healthy antics, we'll be indulging in yummy slices of  pizza! Plus that FREE 500 Cash Vouchers! :) 

Let's go for a  pizza run while we help save a life. It's definitely worth it! :)


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Party Beyond Ordinary at Victoria Court's Super Thematic Rooms

It's December and it's Party Time! Whether you're thinking about throwing a hotel party over Christmas break, a holiday party, a bridal shower, a memorable birthday bash, or any type of you-will-never-ever-forget party, Victoria Court provides the perfect venue for you to Party Beyond Ordinary.
Victoria Court is not just a place for what others would call "bookings" and "happy endings" because aside from catering couples, it became the coolest and hippest party venue, as the chain came out with one themed room after another.

Here, you can have a uniquely different way of holding your Holiday and Christmas parties, be it a small get together of less than 10 guests or up to 30 people. You can have the best party ever and have your guests feel not being dragged to the usual horrific corporate holiday parties and events.

You can have it any way you want. You can even throw a party with fake alcohol, just to see how many of your guests act like they're drunk and wasted or you can dress up like Mike Myers if you want to. You can also get the gang together and party the night away at a drunken party or a stag party at Victoria Court.

You can even have a Star Wars themed birthday party or 80s themed party if you want to! Their Super Thematic Rooms is just pure awesome and amazing. I'm dying over the cuteness + awesomeness + an absolute creative genius behind these party-themed rooms and thematic suite rooms at Victoria Court! They have impressive looking suites where people can explore and have fun in a totally different world while they engage their imagination through a nostalgic mix of fiction and fantasy.

Got a call from President Obama :)
Being at the Oval Office makes me think for a second that I'm in the real Presidential Oval Office. This room is so much fun! Who says the Oval Ofiice is just for formal business meetings? Now, it's a popular venue for stag parties too! Upon entering The Oval Office, we saw large portraits of past American presidents and the famous Presidents Seal at the parking garage. It has two huge rooms, one is the receiving room and the other, a large bedroom with an extra large comfort room.

No, this isn’t the real Hotel Veniz at Venice, Italy. It's a beautiful replica of it with a huge gondola located right smack in the middle of it. I lurve this room! The look and feel of this room is astounding!
Moulin Rouge’s Elephant Room, pretty swanky and sweet.
Tastefully done. Lovely venue for prenups and sexy photo shoots.
The Moulin Rouge, The venice, The Oval Office and Princess Jasmine in Pasig can accomodate up to 30 people and for smaller parties, Pasig also offers The Penthouse, The Startrek, Mrs. Smith and Austin Power rooms good for 15 to 25 guests.

While The X-Men, Matrix, and Austin Powers II can accomodate up to 20 people with room rates starting at P5,000 to P12,000, good for 5 hour use of the room.

The Princess Jasmine Room

Man that massage was total bliss. Much needed.

So there's my masseuse, Jasmine, at the Jasmine Room. Is it a mere coincidence or what? And I had no idea my back could crack in ways it did until she decided to plant the feet on my back & proceed to dig them down my spine. That one definitely hit the spot, and it's perfect especially when the holiday rush is stressing you out. 
The Secret Forest 

The Secret Forest is a kind of secret getaway for me. I can lock myself in here for hours or maybe days. I don't mind. And if you ask me why? Well, it's a secret. :)

You can enjoy their package which also includes these must-have party amenities:

5.1 Surround System/ Entertainment System
iPod Dock
Cable LCD TV
Private Whirlpool
Hot & Cold Shower
Free WiFi Connection
Buffet set-up
Provision for 1 Private Car Park
Souvenir Items

And of course, there will be drinks, food, lots of tremendous fun and it shall be epic! I think the food is so important, as well as the party music, but to set the mood you've got to have the right venue for the party. The ultimate party venue with a superb thematic party experience! You feemee?? Believe me, it's a different kind of party!

They offer outstanding dishes and affordable food packages great for parties and events. I personally love the El Taco Salad, cheese sticks, spicy chicken wings, pancit canton, and nachos.
Pansit canton
Pizza party
Spicy Chicken Wings
Clubhouse Sandwich
For some, they would disagree to Victoria Court's claim of being the best drive-in hotel group, but undoubtedly, no one will dispute the fact that it's the best innovator in the industry. Started by the family patriarch, Angelo King as the Anito brand, Victoria Court came into being with his eldest son Archie King who was determined to achieve his dream of veering away from the traditional look of a motel room.

Gone are the days when checking in and going in a motel means a secret haven for lovers, hush-hush, illicit affairs, and was even considered taboo. Indeed, Victoria Court has grown a lot in terms of social perception. “When people talk about Victoria Court, at least among the younger generation, it’s ‘Hey, I’ve been there.’ You wouldn’t hear that before, especially from women,” shares King. “Now it has become a party place where groups can hang out, and it’s come off almost like a club.” Now it gives anyone extra bragging rights just to attend even one of their parties. Actually, that gives me the right to brag that I actually had my surprise bridal shower party in one of their themed rooms, the Divine room.

I got the sweetest and prettiest friends and sister in the world.

Censored?! LOL What happened in VC....never happened.

So if you want have to the biggest party of the year and you want your party to be remembered and talked about, then make your reservations pronto before their rooms are all taken this party time season. Reserve now!

They can arrange ocular visits to the different suite rooms at your convenience or you can simply do your own visit of their website. You may click the link HERE to view their exact location and nearest landmark for your convenience.

And remember this by heart... you'll never know when you're gonna use it. ;p
Let the holiday parties begin!

Big ups to the management and team from Victoria Court. Victoria Court ROCKS!!! \m/

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ysa Botanica 2-in-1 Papaya with Kojic Acid: Finally a Whitening Soap That Works

Ahh, the things girls would do to have flawless skin.

Buy tons of makeup to cover up the skin, as well as magic creams then letting it marinate for hours. By the time they finished marinating and their skin is beginning to lighten up, the iPhone 8 and iPad 4 will be out...

I have nothing against using makeups 'cause I love makeups too! However, makeup and those icky, sticky magic creams can do one of two things.
 A. Enhance your beauty or,
 B. Make you look like you have a huge gunk on your face.

Remember, my friend, there's a fine line between fair and looking liked you rolled around in flour. What would you think if you see girls wearing whiter makeup than their skin tone and have a whiter face than their neck? Hmm... Galit sa makeup teh? Ms. Foundation Day?

But I'm not anti-make up. I just love when girls keep it natural and embrace their natural beauty. For some guys, there's nothing like being cuddled up next to some girl with soft, smooth, white skin. Smellin' like sweet papaya and all that. For most girls, nothing like having beautiful, glowing, flawless white and even-toned skin. And for some, life would be so much easier with nicer, smoother and whiter skin. :D Alam mo yan. LOL But then again, it doesn't give the right for other girls to be a bitch just because their skin is whiter than the other or by simply judging a person with the color of their skin. Sadly, some of those girls need to eat make up so they can be pretty on the inside and I bet they are beautiful until their Photoshop 30 day trial expires. lol

IMHO, we don't need to use a bunch of make ups and magic creams to have a flawless, white skin. All we need to do is to whiten our skin naturally. One surefire way is by using a soap that is made from natural ingredients and selected fresh papaya fruits extracted to produce the most effective way to whiten skin and eliminate bacteria that causes pimples and other skin blemishes. Read: YSA Botanica 2-in-1 Papaya with Kojic Acid. Papaya. Kojic Acid. The combination of these two active ingredients offer a fast, safe and effective skincare solution for noticeably fairer, even-toned skin in as litlle as seven days!

And that is why I start to wonder.. when God created papaya, did He think, "The extract of this papaya will whiten my children's skin." Don'tcha think?

Just take a look at Alex Gonzaga, the fresh and new face of YSA Botanica 2-in-1 Papaya with Kojic Acid. Dati pa extra-extra, ngayon byuting pambida! The Juicy! talk show host and TV 5's star of primetime teleserye "PS I Love You" has been tapped to be the radiant and bubbly endorser of YSA Skin Care's latest skin whitening line, the new YSA Botanica 2-in-1 Papaya with Kojic Acid.

 "I'm so happy to be promoting YSA Botanica 2-in-1 Papaya with Kojic Acid," exclaims Alex. "First because it uses natural ingredients, which I always prefer because I try to avoid too much chemicals. Second, it's made by YSA, which has a great reputation for quality because it's headed by Dr. Isabel Lopez-Nazal, one of the most well-known dermatologists in the country. And third, because it really works! I've been using the product for just a few days and I've already noticed my skin getting lighter all over!"


It's an effective skin lightening soap that combines intensive whitening plus natural exfoliating properties of both kojic acid and papaya enzyme. It has Papaya Extract –Vitamins A & C (Exfoliant & Anti-oxidant) and Kojic Acid that is safe to use to lighten pigment problems. It also has moisturizers to protect the skin from dryness, and whitening Agent that whitens the skin in just one week. Take note, in just ONE WEEK! :) If you want to know if it's true, why don't you try it and and the 7-day challenge!

PhotobucketAnd yes, I even took the 7-day challenge and I've tried it! As for me, it's effective. It does even out my skin tone and it has an easy grip shape and more pleasant scent than the other whitening soaps I've tried before. Plus the appealing color of orange-ish makes me feel more refreshed and unlike other soaps, “Di sya madaling matunaw” and it keeps my skin really moisturized because of its additional moisturizing content.

Also, I've been blushing and having this huge smile from ear to ear all week because I had like 6 people that I met from 4 different blogging events this week who told me I look younger than my age. Ang saya lang! :) Btw, I'm turning 31. Hah! Can't believe how old I am already but I'm glad there's people telling me I look younger. And there's even a random person asking me what soap I'm using because she likes my skin. I believe healthy, glowing, white skin makes you look younger and one of the most important anti-aging strategies to look younger is by using a good skincare program that works for you. As for me, YSA Botanica 2-in-1 Papaya with Kojic Acid works wonders. :)

 YSA Skin Care Center has always been at the forefront of cosmetic dermatology and surgery for over 20 years now. It is one of the pioneers in introducing the latest technology in its field even prior to the popularity of treatments like lipodissolve, Intense Pulsed Light and modalities like laser treatments to name a few.It offers state-of-the-art technology to address its patients’ needs for more convenient and effective dermatological and surgical treatments with no down-time. To keep abreast with the fast changing technology, its medical team comprised of certified dermatologists, plastic surgeons and doctors are sent abroad for various medical conventions, continuous education and hands-on training with foreign medical experts.

 Their mission? To make people beautiful, happy & confident.

They have recently created a beautiful partnership with Watsons Personal Care. YSA Botanica 2-in-1 Papaya with Kojic Acid is now available at all Watsons outlet.

YSA Botanica's gorgeous endorsers

Buy 1 Take 1 :)
They also have the BUY 1 TAKE 1 promo! That's for the soaps though.Happy Yipee Yehey girls/dancers not included. hihi
And here's one of the highlights of the event, the yummy churros dipped in thick, hot choco. My favorite comfort food. Heaven.

Go visit YSA Botanica's website HERE and like them on Facebook HERE! :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Coca-Cola Where Will Happiness Strike Next: The OFW Project

That awkward moment when you realize that you are crying buckets because of the Coca-Cola commercial about OFW.

Just bawled over the Coke OFW project ad. Now I don't know what's more cray cray, viral and controversial, the KC-Piolo or the Mo Twister video. Honestly, both should take a back seat to this Coke OFW video. Because if you don't consider this Coke OFW Project a great ad, I don't know what is.

Nothing warms my heart more than a classic Coca-Cola commercial. Seriously. They are so lucky to spend Christmas with their families in the Philippines, and they truly deserve it. After watching it, I just realized how strong and amazing Filipino Families are. I am so proud of our family culture. I can't imagine being away from my family for more than a week, let alone 10 or 11 years! That said, I am proud of the OFWs. They are our unsung heroes! OFW = Outstanding Filipino Workers. Salute!

Good job Coca-Cola! Well done. Moving. Heart warming. Tagos sa puso. Lakas ng impact. Ang lakas makadurog ng ♥. Touching. Even with all those extra calories, clogged arteries and cholesterol build up with that savory, fatty and smashingly sinful lechon. Now, I want Coke and lechon. Lol Indeed, Coca-cola brings happiness into our lives!

So now, the question is.. Who do you miss most? And where will happiness strike next? We'll never know..

Read more of my other Coca-Cola posts HERE.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Defying Gravity with Antigravity® Yoga

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller

Every single day I try to do something that will inch me closer to a better, fitter and heathier me. So when I was invited to the event INTERACTIVE ANTIGRAVITY® YOGA DEMONSTRATION hosted by Beyond Yoga, the official "franchise holder" of AntiGravity® Yoga in the Philippines, I was so excited I even forgot the yoga pants I've prepared last Thursday night. LOL I got really curious because it's something new.. a newfangled thingy and I really love to try it.

Having made its mark across US and other countries worldwide, AntiGravity® Yoga makes its way to Manila, partnering with Beyond Yoga. Last night, I had the pleasure to meet the founder and creator of AntiGravity® Yoga, Christopher Harrison!

Let there be no doubt that Christopher Harrison is a cyborg sent from the future to terminate bad and unhealthy lifestyle & bring the rise of a new discovery to mankind, the AntiGravity® Yoga.

A new kind of yoga has people flying high.. and it makes yoga more exciting and fun! It's like bringing back the memories of childhood when I was just a small kid on a swing! But way better. Christopher Harrison, a Broadway aerial choreographer, former-world class gymnastics specialist and elite coach based in New York City, is known worldwide for helping countless celebrities to "fly" such as Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Pink, and a lot more.

It's like defying gravity so to speak. Dangling upside down and letting gravity do the work. At first, it looks scary to try.. more like learning the art of falling because of the fact that you can actually crash and fall anytime and hey, there really is gravity. I can't just say "Hey, I didn't fall, I was just testing gravity!" or " Hell no, I didn't fall.. I attacked the floor!" LOL It might work though. ;p But this kind of yoga makes my fear of falling feels like tissue paper thin... and Christopher inspires me so much it makes me believe that it only takes a single courageous step to carry me clear through them. Or maybe, all I had to do is as simple as looking up.

"Don't let the fear of falling keep you from knowing the joy of flight." - Lane Wallace

True enough. The difference between fear and excitement in the body is relaxation. In AntiGravity® Yoga, it is important to bring oneself to presence before beginning the class. Remember, there is nothing to fear but fear itself.

Yoga means union of the mind, body and spirit. It's about finding the inner peace. That is why after doing Yoga, we feel good. And like all the other types of Yoga, AntiGravity® Yoga also makes us feel good and its poses help to realign our bodies, build strength, increase flexibility, and relieve compressed joints. People also call it AG Yoga, aerial yoga, spinal decompression yoga, cocooning. However, it's different from the traditional yoga because it uses a hammock instead of the usual yoga mat... and you are literally hanging upside down in mid-air which is also called zero-compression inversion. The silk hammock apparatus is a structural fabric trapeze that can safely hold 2,000 pounds. It's hung from a ceiling that acts like a soft trapeze, and you'll feel like flying ala-Cirque du Soleil. It makes a huge difference and actually makes it much easier for people with poor, iffy balance and flexibility. Like me. lol

We've learned a handful of yoga poses from the AntiGravity® technique, today’s most talked about yoga routine, which combines yoga principles with aerial acrobatics and dance. It is great for those who want a great core and an upper-body workout. The different sets of moves and poses helps decompress the spine, where you get to stretch your back, alleviate pressure and enjoy the stretch of a lifetime. Christopher also talked about how the poses we have a hard time doing become much easier and how antigravity yoga makes a person taller because of the stretching! Their promise to you is that after class you will be stretched to your maximum height, varying between ¼” to 1 ½” taller, although the effects are not cumulative.

Mr. Harrison’s guarantee: “If one can ‘suspend their disbelief,’ I can bring them to better health and less pain, increase their physical height and allow them to feel the joy of flying in just one class.

Short of sleep or not, I can't imagine a pose more soothing and relaxing than the cocoon pose cradled inside a silk fabric, where the goal is to relax, calm the mind and clear the head.

Here's the other poses. I personally like the stork pose. Simply because it's much easier than the other poses. :)

No experience needed, relaxing and fun. One blogger even did an impressive inverted star pose on her first try.

And I was secretly hoping I could try the “Spiderman” or the "inverted monkey" pose too. lol

So yeah, it's not only for those who have a bad back (healed with its killer back release) but this is also highly recommended for those who likes hanging upside down like Spiderman and Batman, those who likes flying like Superman and Wonderwoman, or even those who loves feeling squeezed by a silk, soft fabric. Caterpillarman? Amf! :D Seriously though, this is for everyone, and for any yogi out there who wants to try something new or who simply wants to make a good impression. :)

Rock on Christopher Harrison and Beyod Yoga for creating another avenue through which people can find inner peace while strengthening both body and mind.

Christopher Harisson, creator of AntiGravity® Yoga and the owners of Beyond Yoga, Ms. Cara de Ocampo, Cathy Romualdez, Chiqui Okol, and Pat Pelayo.

Christopher Harrison will also conduct two days of masters’ class on Dec. 3 and 4, and teacher training next week.

Several hammocks will be hanging soon. Come put your feet up and fly! Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Learn to fly!

Beyond Yoga is the country’s premiere studio offering yoga and dance classes. Beyond Yoga is located at the 3rd Floor, Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato corner Scout Madrinian Street, Quezon City. Learn more about Beyond Yoga and AntiGravity Yoga by visiting www.igobeyondyoga.com or call (+63917) 5BEYOND (5239663). Check their website HERE. Oh and don't forget to try Beyond Cafe's 200 Calorie meals! Because 200 Calories never tasted so good! :)

Be sure to like them on Facebook HERE and check out this vid!  AntiGravity® Yoga rocks! \m/