Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dig Out the Sunblock This Summer

The summer heat and the smell of sunblock is back.

The summer sun awaits... Oh boy! Please sunblock don't fail me now!

So if this is what global warming is like, I don't see what the big deal is. Just pass me the sunblock. SPF 1 million please. :) I will be bathing in sunblock this summer because I refuse to get hot and crispy. Fried chicken ang peg. :D

So now that summer is upon us, don't ever leave the house without applying sunblock. It's def my summer must-have! Apparently, it appears the sunblock I wore today is the kind that actually block the sun.

And I'm sure you're excited too for some outdoor beach activity with family or friends. Go spoil yourself with activities under the sun, but be reminded to get the right protection for your skin when you do your adventures.

Ultra Screen MD Sunblock is the latest skin protection product from Kohl Industries Corporation that can help you stay protected against the harmful effects of excessive exposure to the sun.

Ultra Screen MD Sunblock is a dermatologically-tested sunblock that helps reduce the risk of skin damage and aging due to the too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light emitted by the sun.

It has a SPF (sun protection factor) ranging from 60 to 70 that signifies longer protection against UVB. SPF measures how much exposure your skin can take before it gets burnt with the sunblock.

With Ultra Screen MDSunblock’s broad spectrum, your skin is not only protected from UVB, but also from UVA, which is attributed to cause skin cancer.

Plus, Ultra Screen MDis hypoallergenic that makes it applicable to any skin type, without the harm of irritation.

It is also easy absorbent making it practical to use, since you only need a little amount of Ultra Screen MD Sunblock to lather into your skin for protection.

It is best to apply generously and evenly unto skin, 15 minutes before exposure to sunlight. Re-apply at frequent intervals after swimming and towel drying.

Ultra Screen MD is your all-in-one sunblock since this can be applied both to your face and body. So, less hassle for you to buy two sunblock products separately.


Ultra Screen MDSunblock is available in 40, 60 and 90ml bottles in easy-to-carry designs, fit for any outdoor activity you might have.

Ultra Screen MD Sunblock is exclusively available only at Watsons Stores in the Philippines for only Php 149 to Php285 retail price.

It’s the most affordable sunblock with the high SPF compared to leading brands. Thus, you get more protection against the sun, without ripping your budget.

Making it the budget-friendliest sunblock for your summer activities.

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To maximize your peso this summer, visit the Watsons Sun Up Sun Down booths at different SM and find the Ultra Screen MD booth there (Kohl Industries Corporation) to get what’s in store you there.

• FREE derma consultation on Saturdays of the event from 2-5pm only.
• FREEPhp 500 worth of anti-mosquito kit when you buy at least Php 300 worth of Ultra Screen MD.
• FREE hand sanitizing spray with the Ultra Screen MD 90ml Gel spray
• More SM Advantage Card points
• Qualify to aFREE Watsons gift-pack

Here are the remaining schedules for the promo.

SM Fairview – March 29 to April 3
SM Makati – April 12 to 17
SM Megamall – April 29 to May 2

So what are you waiting for lovelies? Put your sunblock on. Now. :)

Have an awe-summer! Babooshka!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Markdown Madness Sale 2012 at Tektite

Calling all shopaholics and sale-a-holics!

Don't miss the MARKDOWN MADNESS sale at Tektite this March 19-23, 2012, 9am-8pm daily and enjoy up to 70% off on shoes, apparel and accessories from your favorite brands like Skechers, Ecko Unltd, Zoo York, and a whole lot more.

This is 5 days of pure madness! So head over to Tektite and grab the sale specials. If you haven't checked in yet at PSE Auditorium, Tektite Tower on your foursquare for this Markdown Madness, the time is now! :)

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A Delectable Turn of the Century Filipino Dining at Elias

Finally, heaven looked down upon me and said, "Yes, Chelle, you may go to Elias to get a delectable feast." :)

Last night, I went in not knowing what to expect of this gastronomic feast and it was just such an awesome surprise. :)

A delectable turn of the century Filipino cuisine comes to Bonifacio Global City with the opening of ELIAS by one of Metro Manila's finest executive chefs, Chef Florabel Co. She also owns and runs a slew of restaurants like Crisostomo, Felix, Floring's, ( please check my Floring's food review HERE) Sweet Pea and Florabel.

It's just a few steps from Bonifacio High Street. It's actually my first time to see the Superblock in Bonifacio Global City and I was totally blown away by this place.

I love the atmosphere of this swanky new resto. The place is pretty swish, hip and has a really relaxed vibe about it. Everything about the place seemed to be built for comfort, inspired by Spanish Colonial Philippines with dishes and interior aesthetics taken from the Spanish colonnial period. Even the names of the menu items and wall images were inspired by details and characters found in Dr. Jose Rizal's novel "Noli Me Tangere".

The interior is beautiful to look at, the walls are just so nicely decorated and has beautiful table setting as well. I believe presentation is an essential part of fine dining and Elias is truly and undeniably presentable. There you'll  enjoy the mish mash of furnishings including the angels on walls, picture frames of Noli Me tangere's characters and chandeliers that added a chic splash of class making it a dazzling spot to revitalize the senses in all form.

If weather cooperates, outdoor seating is the way to go. They have an outdoor courtyard with casual tables looking a bit cafe-ish.

Perhaps the best part of the meal was the food , as well as the setting and atmosphere. HINT: Sit outside and listen to the orchestra playing outside.  It is definitely a cherished location for dinner and late night food trips. Great for a date too.

The menu provides a wide variety of dishes and it features several fusion experiments. It is diverse enough to accommodate picky eaters (like me!). The food here can be either great or you can find it overpoweringly good.

Here's some of the highlights:

Succulent and sumptious pork binagoongan ni Pia, crispy pork cooked in shrimp paste.

Sadly, it vanished very quickly. That's how yummy it is. :-)

Pinoy paella, Elias' own and unique version of Spanish rice dish with prawns, chicken, pork and chorizo.

This Paella is real good, unlike the other Paella I've tried in other resto where it just tasted like MSG.

Monroy, aka laing na pizza, is a badass pizza with gabi leaves and with shrimp cooked in coconut cream and lotsa chilis. This pizza can feed a family of four or maybe more. The crust was crisp and well made but the chili made my unaccustomed nose run. It's really spiceh!  LOL But other than that, it was great.

Oh hello there Crispy Pata! We meet again. I just can't miss your  fried crispity crunchy crispy pata! Lovely. It is bursting with flavor that fingers must be licked and bones must be sucked. Now there goes another moment of weakness. :)

Everybody has a weakness. You.. I mean, Crispy Pata just happens to be mine. This pata right here was cooked to perfection and it was just stellar!

Seafood platter. Orgasmic. An amazing amalgam of aromas, textures and tastes.

This tinapa and salted egg rice was an adept and flavourful filler for a glorious meal.

Corregidor, or the dinuguan a la Crisostomo, is a savory stew of pig's blood, finger chilis, garlic and vinegar. I. love. this.

I forgot the name of this pizza (sorry) but its burnt crispy thin crust is yum. Pizza tastes best when it's crispy! :)

For dessert , Iday is a must try. Suman which came with this amazing choco fondue sauce.

So good. It's a total delight! It'll definitely  round out an absolutely perfect meal. Just wondering how do I make sure it's on my meal every day for the rest of my life. Hmm... Seriously, it was a suman-chocolate fondue heaven. Loved it!

So let me just keep your tongue hanging out some more with these food photos and you can salivatingly look forward to more yummy pics in a bit.

Emilio. Slices of beef morcon cooked in special sauce. Loved it.

Legazpi, a dish made of tempura-style prawns stuffed with laing and served with crab fat sauce. Haven't tried this one yet. :(

Saturnina, an out-of-the-ordinary pizza topped with chicken pork adobo fakes, mangoes and egg.

Calauag. Adobong alimango sa gata with kangkong cooked with garlic or butter.

Paella Negra, Elias' signature Spanish rice dish with adobong pusit at baboy cooked with pineapple

Crazy Sisa squid green mango with crispy squid. Yep, as the name goes, it's crazy!

De los santos platter which includes pork bbq, liempo, chicken, pusit, bangus, oyster, inihaw na talong and atcharang Ibarra.

Manok ng Diablo, hot and spicy deep-fried chicken.

Ventura, assorted seafoods cooked in coconut cream sauce and lemon grass

Adobo Buencamino, adobong hito sa gata served with luyang dilaw and siling pari.

For dessert and sweet endings, the restaurant carries classic Filipino desserts with a twist like Isabel, leche fan wrapped in spring roll wrappers and served with ice cream.

Halohalo ni Elias is surely a hit this summer!

Olimpia, a mango and cream pie, is a blissful pick me up.

The cakes are already added to my "must-try " list!

Uhmm for the price.. it's kind of pricy, but well worth the experience. The menu options leave my mouth watering and wanting more. Elias is truly promising and inviting.. worthy of further gastronomic investigation. So I highly recommend this resto. Come to Elias for an amazing meal and great drinks!

Elias is located at NORTH EAST SUPERBLOCK, Upper Ground Level, 30th Street
corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Monday, March 19, 2012

Chicken Deli: At Gratiae CTHM Awards Night and On Why I Like It

Last March 12, 2012, Tom Rodriguez, together with Myx Music VJ Joyce Pring and Chicken Deli, joined UST’s 'Gratiae CTHM Awards Night'.

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM) recently staged “Gratie CTHM Awards Night” held atthe Plaza Mayor in celebration of the achievements of the college and its students.

It was a night of raising glasses to deserving students who excelled in various inter-collegiate competitions like beauty pageants, mixing cocktail and outstanding tourism and hospitality achievement awards.In support of the deserving students, Chicken Deli restaurant, a colod original since 1983 joined in the celebration as one of its major sponsors with a booth offering their best sellers – their yummy Pechopak, sumptuous Paa and savory Liempo!

The night was livened up by an exciting segment of the restaurant hosted by energetic Myx VJ Joyce Pring who engaged the faculty,students and guests. Though formally dressed, they gamely joined the "Longest Breath“ contest and a lot more. Joyce gave Chicken Deli gift certificates to the winners.

Handsome Tom Rodriguez took the stage to serenade some pretty college ladies with the song “When You Say nothing at All “and “Fly Me to the Moon” that gave a feel of romance to the event.

Tom can be seen daily in his teleserye “Angelito” on ABS-CBN while VJ Joyce hosts daily on Myx, the number one music channel. Chicken Deli has branches in SM North, Annex (3rd floor), Recto Ave., Tutuban Center Mall(G/F) the whole evening event was a big success and sure did the thomasians had a blast thanks to Chicken Deli the original Bacolod inasal since 1983 ang pak na pak na Pechopak!

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Seriously, if I had to count the reasons why I like Chicken Deli, I'd have to count forever. So here's just a snippet. I like Chicken Deli because...

Chicken Deli is the original. This is where I can satisfy my Bacolod chicken inasal cravings.

Halo Deli and Banana Turon for merienda is TDF! TDF=To Die For

I really like their Inasal Bacolod chicken that is truly authentic and 100% yummy.

Chicken is flamed and grilled to perfection with sabaw all you can and...

Kanin All You Can garlic rice, soup and special sauce, sinamak or “sawsawan” which is a local vinegar mixed with ginger, chili and other spices.

Epic meal and real comfort food, prefect for brekky, lunch or dinner..

Nothing beats their well-cooked sizzling sisig and kare-kare with its rich and thick peanut sauce and Mamang’s special bagoong. Plus...

Delicious and definitely high quality Chicken Inasal that’s been cooked with love and care.

Every part of a chicken is delish like their inihaw na atay (liver), baticlon (gizzard), liog (neck), isol (butt) and pakpak (wings) with its extremely

Low and affordable prices for the best quality of home cooked and prepared meals perfect for Pinoy taste. Last but not the least,

It's definitely the best because they have the pak na pak na pechopak ever! Hands down. Prolly the best damn grilled chicken pecho of my life. :)

Chicken Deli is truly the best place for families, friends and groups who want to enjoy good food and experience good times with its cozy ambiance where customers are treated with a warm welcome by their friendly staff. So foodies, try it now. :)

Store Locations:

3rd Level SM Annex Bldg.
Quezon CityRecto Avenue

G/F Cartimar Shopping Center
Corner Severino St., Recto Avenue Manila

Tutuban Mall
G/F Tutuban Shopping Center
Binondo, Manila