Thursday, March 29, 2012

Time to Get Saucy with Kenny Rogers Roasters' New Saucy Roast Chicken

So I hear it's National Cleavage Day in America. Actually, it's a trending topic in Twitter. Hmm.. must be the breast day ever. :) And they say it has been extended until the end of the year! Haha I may only be ever so slightly jealous but my cuzzo is positively neon green with envy. He's wondering why it's only in America and why do they have the best holidays ever?! Yeah, he's a guy, that's why... and he said the last time he touched a breast was in a healthy plate at Kenny Rogers Roasters! :)

So in honor of National Cleavage Day, we're celebrating it with some saucy roast chicken breast from Kenny Rogers.  I guess it's okay to get caught staring and drooling over chicken breasts today huh? (No pun intended.) o.O I'm pretty sure this is the right time to get saucy with Kenny Rogers Roasters' new Saucy Roast Chicken.

Apparently, roast chicken is just not the same without some sauce. At Kenny Rogers Roasters, it is easy to find the perfect match for your chicken breast. The best part being, you do not have to stick to one.



With Kenny’s new Saucy Roast Chicken, diners have more reasons to enjoy the number one roasted chicken in Asia ...with three new sauces to savor and to die for.

The Big Three! Cracked Peppercorn Sauce, Sweet BBQ Sauce, Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Each sauce compliments the Saucy Roast Chicken differently. Infused with the flavors of pepper and fragrant garlic, the new chicken flavor is best enjoyed with any of the three sauces that could make dining an immeasurably enjoyable experience.


For that extra bite, Cracked Peppercorn Sauce,  flavorful gravy dotted with cracked black pepper,  is perfect; while diners who dig the taste of the distinct sweetness of barbecue, would choose Sweet BBQ Sauce in a wink. Extra yummy!

It would be a ‘sin’ not to try Creamy Mushroom Sauce, which is a creamy savory gravy peppered with mushroom bits. It's my favorite! You can also get extra sauce for only P15. :)

“These delightful chicken and sauce matches are our delightful gifts to foodies. It's a new set of pleasant surprises for our guest. There is no easier way to put it. It’s definitely another way of enjoying the unique Kenny experience,” says Meggie Bolinao-Jose, Kenny Rogers Roasters’ Marketing Director. Saucy Roast Chicken is available with Solo Plates, Group Meals, Healthy Plates and Combo Meals, and is available for dine-in, take out and delivery.


Seriously, this is the tastiest roast chicken I've ever tried. Sadly, this uniquely Kenny Rogers product will be available in all its restaurants until June 30, 2012 so visit your favorite branch today. Don't miss it!

Kenny Rogers Roasters would not be a popular choice for diners if not for the merry mix of side dishes that make visits distinctly pleasurable. Along with the new chicken flavor and its trio of sauces, Kenny Rogers Roasters has also launched three new side dishes you would easily fall for. 

“We expect diners to say ‘We’ve been won over’ given the many sides they can choose from but there is still a lot to be discovered at Kenny Rogers Roasters. There is no stopping us from surprising and delighting more guests. "We are cooking up a lot more for our guests so they can definitely look forward to more exciting dishes when they visit our restaurants,” muses Meggie.



 If good luck comes in 3s then this trifecta of offers is full proof... Mediterranean Pasta, Eggplant Pomodoro and Mashed Sweet Potato.


Actually, I'm feeling giddy today. Must be the Mediterranean Pasta, it's in tune with my tummy. :) It's a light but flavorful medley of premium pasta, roasted eggplant, olives, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese tossed in Kenny’s very own tomato vinaigrette!


Now say hello to eggplant Pomodoro. It's a fire-roasted eggplant baked with chunky, Italian-style tomato sauce, topped with parmesan cheese. One word. Yum!


Mashed Sweet Potato, a nutritional side with a sweet, buttery, and slightly creamy taste and aroma. If you want some healthy healthyhan side dish, then mashed sweet potato it is. :)

These new sides are available in regular and large sizes. Along with the Saucy Roast Chicken, these offers are available in all Kenny Rogers Roasters branches nationwide. Having the best roasted chicken is enough reason to visit Kenny Rogers Roasters. The new offers tell you why it’s thousands of diners’ restaurant-of-choice this summer.

Speaking of summer, hot weather is not a problem, that's if you know how to indulge yourself with a refreshingly delicious summer treat. And with that? Strawberry Froyo.




Who could resist the sweet delicious temptation of this strawberry froyo indulgence? Not me. Because I really love strawberries on my froyo. It is a perfect refreshing combination of sour & sweet. Kenny's Strawberry froyo is like a taste of happiness. It's like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. :)


Well I guess Kenny Rogers Roasters just hit the big three! Nothing is more astounding than this. I could go for some roast chicken draped up in some creamy mushroom sauce. It is calling my name right now.


So even if you're not in America and you don't get to celebrate the National Cleavage Day, you can still have some seriously good stuff this weekend with your whole fam bam at Kenny Rogers! Oh and don't forget to bring home some muffins! Can't leave KR without 'em! :)

Better yet, call 555-9000 for Kenny’s deliciously healthy delivery. For more details on Kenny Rogers mouthwatering food choices, log on to www.kennys.com.ph.

Wish you all a great weekend! TGIF! Stay saucy my friends! :)



 
 

Getsole Bloggers' Tea-Time: Get Sole'd Now


Getsole Bloggers' Tea Time
I attended the Getsole Bloggers' Tea-Time today at Chatime Eton Centris. It was a fashionably tea-rrific afternoon full of chitchats over a refreshing milk tea with Chatime's new products like flavoured fries and pepper salt chicken chops. Tons of fun! :)



The four iconic fashion blogging entities aka fashion bloggers and Get Sole brand ambassadors namely; David Guison, Kelly Medina, Aisa Ipac and Bjorn Bedayo,  have joined to release a brand spankin' new style, GET SOLE SHOES.


DAVID GUISON: BRAND AMBASSADOR (BLACK GET SOLE)
KELLY MEDINA: BRAND AMBASSADOR (GRAY GET SOLE)
GETSOLE Supported David Guison and Lissa Kayahon’s styling workshop 



Brand Ambassador Aisa ipac w/ Erika Ongtauco of GETSOLE at Platform event -RONAC.

I believe that style is all about individuality and it doesn't need to have an expensive price tag. Get Sole shoes are the perfect footwear for making a bold and fierce statement while complementing a semi-formal or more causal outfit.

Whether you'll wear this pair for a few drinks with friends or for a more relaxed and dressed-down look at work, this is a great choice to complement any look. Great pair of shoes for summer too!


If you ask me why you should grab GET SOLE, my answer is so damn simple. It’s very  stylish, comfortable, super affordable, and classic... it can fit all your outfits all year round. GET SOLE offers 3 colors: Classic Black, Hip Brown and Gray tone. They are available in sizes 6-10. I love the classic black! It's the new black! Also, it is fashionably affordable at only 599.

Grab. thy Effortless. & Timeless. Shoes. that Offers. Life. super Extraordinary.  Get style and comfort! Get Sole'd now!


It's available on American Boulevard shops: SM MANILA SM MEGAMALL SM NORTH EDSA SM BICUTAN SM DASMA SM FAIRVIEW SM BACOOR SM CLARK ROBINSON PLACE ERMITA FESTIVAL MALL American Boulevard Outlets - Direct orders: 0915-567-28-08

But wait, there's more...  :)


They have a BLOGGER’S PROMO FOR GIVE AWAYS!!

It's as simple as Blog! Like! Pose and Post, SHARE!!:)

Mechanics for BLOGGERS:
BLOG/ tweet -> Blogger’s give away promo:
LIKE GETSOLE fan page ->
Go to the nearest and most convenient AMERICAN BOULEVARD branches near you,
POSE with GETSOLE shoes ->
Upload/POST your picture -> Tag GETSOLE -> SHARE your photos ->
Most Likes -> WIN!

**Promo ends May 31, 2012.** 

Add Get Sole on facebook www.facebook.com/getsole
Like Get Sole: https://www.facebook.com/pages/GET-SOLE/376711332348393



 

It's Eat and Chat Time at Chatime with Chatime Eats

I used to wonder, "Is it just me or is milk tea the new craze next to frozen yogurt?" Hah. Interesting.

And today, I got to try Chatime's milk tea and the new Chatime Eats at Get Sole shoes Blogger's Tea-Time event at Chatime Eton Centris! It's a tea-rrific afternoon with a whole load of crazy in a large cup and now, I'm totally addicted to it. Now I know the reason behind this milk tea craze and I'm having an intense craving for brown rice milk tea with chewy pearls. :)

For the record, Chatime is the largest international milk tea brand with over 500 stores worldwide! 
Check out their refreshing drinks for summer:
Milk tea galore


 Okay... all these pics give me this sudden craving for my classic roasted milk tea.. yay!

Btw, here's a pic of Chatime Eton Centris' interior... pink & purple is love! My fave colors!


Chatime Eton Centris is one of the largest Chatime stores in Manila (136sqm) -Chatime Eton Centris features the "lounge concept" offering spacious lounge area with plenty of seats and free Wi-Fi.  Chatime Eton Centris is highly accessible. The place is right along EDSA and the area is connected to the Quezon Avenue MRT station. Free parking is also available.

Chatime Eton Centris will feature the full range of Chatime products including Chatime Eats, unlike other Chatime stores. Chatime Eats in Chatime Eton Centris last March 21, 2012, products such as the flavoured fries and pepper salt chicken chops were launched.
Chatime Flavoured Fries is YUM!
Pepper salt chicken chops is my new love! 
 Exciting more products under Chatime Eats will be introduced in the store in the coming weeks.

Chatime milk tea + Chatime Eats = Happy Bunny Me. Have a chatime drink delivered to my house and I'll love you unconditionally foreveeer!! :D


 
 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FAMILY CONGRESS 2012: Building A Stronger Foundation for the Filipino Family

I attended the "Bloggers, Meet the Family of the Family Congress 2012" event last Monday. It was a family event where invited bloggers met the organizers of Family Congress 2012,  held at The Forum of Fully Booked in Bonifacio High Street. Parenting and relationship expert, Maribel S. Dionisio, gave a short yet interesting and very engaging talk about parenting as well as the upcoming event, Family Congress 2012.



In just a few hours, I've learned a lot about parenting and I'm quite excited to attend the Family Congress this coming August 25, 2012. This is an event that would help uplift the value of Filipino family members and their role in the Philippine Society today.


As for me, my family is the most important thing. I have to agree that when we talk about the family, no issue is small, nor silly, nor irrelevant. I believe that family time is more important than anything else. I wish some people would understand that family time is family time. It's impossible for someone to have time for work, gym, friends, gimmicks, spa and not have enough time for the family. We have a lifetime to work but children are only young once. They can't be kids forever. It's a must to make an extra effort to write it down  and work out our schedule to spend more quality time with our family.

My family is a treasure that I don't have to find because they're always there for me. I don't care if we don't have all the material things in life.. as long as I have my family, I am rich! Filthy rich, and I will always be thankful of everything God has given me.  I believe there are 3 things that I cannot recover in life: the WORD after it's said, the MOMENT after it's missed, & the TIME after it's gone. According to studies, children or teens who remember being hugged, kissed or praised are likely to do a lot better in school than those who are ignored at home.

That's why I always make sure to say the right words to my daughter, to treasure each moment and  spend quality time with my family. To make time for them and to listen.Trust me, it's important and I hope my kiddo will look back & feel the same!

As for my relationship with my husband, this is one of our recent convo:

Me : Do you want dinner? Hubby : Sure, what are the choices? ME : Yes and no! :)

I know, sarcastic eh? But with all the stress going on in our life, sometimes it's hard to keep the sweetness and cheesiness in a relationship. But I learned that having that constant sweetness and a regular date night once a week with your hubby is crucial in a relationship. It's always best to have a relationship where we can talk like bestfriends, play & be silly like kids, argue like cats and dogs, and protect each other like siblings. Sometimes parents who never kiss or hug in front of their kids are giving wrong message. Sadly,  it may be possible that love may be gone. :(

I think a  relationship between a husband and a wife should be like the relationship between the hand and the eye, if the hand gets hurt the eye cries and if the eye cries the hand wipes its tears. The love, friendship, sweetness and affection should never fade.  For me, relationships are worth fighting for, but not if you're the only one fighting so it's important for us to work together. I know I can't promise my husband a perfect relationship, but what I can promise him is that if he's trying, I'm staying. We simply need to work together. Needless to say, a power couple is the ultimate merger! :)

As a mom, and being a parent, I'm more of being the autocratic type and my husband is the democratic type. That makes my daughter a daddy's girl. I'm the one who's always saying NO to her or that Don't do this and Don't do that thing.While her dad spoils her, I tend to become firm and pushy which I learned to be something that I shouldn't be doing.

You know how kids are. They can be really "makulit" and annoying sometimes right? At times, children drain us more than they recharge us or is it like most of the time? lol But being too pushy and autocratic might make our kids go to a place where we don't want them to go..  the place of  isolation. We might say the right words but our tone of voice and the way we deliver it might be wrong and we might unintentionally hurt our kids. Note to self: Being pushy needs to stop and let kids be kids!

 And I really don't want that to happen. Ever. I don't want her to be scared of me. I don't want her to grow up and be one of those teenagers wherein nothing is scarier to them than having 5 missed calls from their moms. I also don't want her to grow up as one of those kids who are completely dependent on their mommies where everything magically appears for them.. when  their mom looks for it and does everything for them all the time. That said, I also learned that we should set some house rules with consequences and to let them experience the consequences of their actions. It's also important to make them feel loved and cared for and be more positive. It's better to catch them doing good and appreciate every little thing they do instead of focusing on the bad things. I'm still trying to learn Parenting 101. I know it's not easy but I believe everyday is a task to nurture our children. It can be done.

That said, I'd like to share this press release from Family Congress 2012:

Maintaining connections with loved ones need work. And despite the advances in technology in this digital and fast-paced era, the proliferation of electronic gadgets and other high-tech distractions, among other factors, has actually made relationships more challenging to preserve.

 Months ago, parenting and relationship expert Maribel S. Dionisio had the idea of organizing a family congress. She invited Fides Reyes, a PR and events organizer, to join her advocacy after the two met in a mommy learning event that Fides organized. Soon after, Maribel also invited Rowie Matti, CEO of the Galileo Enrichment Learning Program, who had been, in turn, inviting Maribel to give talks for Galileo events.

 The three friends, who are all very passionate on learning how to be the best parents they can be, also have a sincere vision to help educate other families about relationships and love.

 This coming August 25, 2012, join them as they present a variety of topics that parents, teens, and singles would find very useful.

The Family Congress team invites:

1. PARENTS who want to: improve on their methods or styles of bringing up their children; know the value of modern technology and how they can manage it, learn more about bullies – managing and preventing this 2. COUPLES who wish to nurture, maintain, or improve their relationship.
 3. TEENS and YOUNG ADULTS who are confused with their emotions and want to learn more about relationships - Crushes, Sex , Dating and Love “Our vision is to equip every individual with the knowledge and skills they need for their particular relationship stage,” express the organizers. Thus, congress attendees can choose one session in the morning and another session in the afternoon from among 10 varied and very interesting topics:

Morning sessions: 1A - Migrating and Managing the Digital World by Queena Lee-Chua, Ph.D. 2A - Handling the Bully and the Bullied by Honey Carandang, Ph.D. 3A - Built for Forever: Preparing Singles for a Lifetime Relationship by Rissa Singson-Kawpeng 4A - Teen Talk about Love, Sex, and Dating by Dan and Nabelle Caballes 5A- From Wellness to Wholeness (for adults 21 & up) by Harriet Hormillosa, M.A.
Afternoon sessions: 6P - Being Friends Forever in Marriage: Learning the Art of Fighting by Allan Dionisio, M.D. & Maribel Dionisio, M.A. 7P - Teaching Parents to Talk to Kids & Teens about Crushes, Sex & Relationship by Michele Alignay, M.A. & Aiza Tabayoyong 8P - Managing Teen Emotions by Obet Cabrillas 9P - Career, Relationship, and Life Plan for Singles by Pia Nazareno-Acevedo 10P - Beyond the Tears: Griefwork by Cathy Babao-Guballa

Aside from attending two sessions, guests will also get to hear inspirational messages from Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle and motivational speaker Francis Kong.

 The Family Congress’ mission is to provide a venue for learning by gathering the best experts in the field of psychology, parenting, and relationship to share their knowledge to family members, educators, and organizations in the most effective and simplest way.

The Family Congress 2012 will be held on August 25, 2012 from 8AM to 5PM at the Valle Verde Country Club, Pasig City. It is presented by The Love Institute in partnership with Galileo Enrichment Learning Program and F.I.D. Event Services.

 Early bird rates are: P1300 if you register before April 30; P1400 if you register before June 30. Regular rate is P1500 per attendee. Promo rate: 6+1 (pay for 6, get 1 free based on regular rate). Registration fee is inclusive of seminar fee, meals, and lots of freebies. 

For more information, please call 579-0100, 0917-8972903, 0922-2521896, email familycongress@gmail.com, follow them on twitter.com/FamCong2012 and like facebook.com/FamilyCongress.

Thanks heaps to the following sponsors of the event: Fully Booked, Bo's Coffee, Taters, Mommy Mundo and Binalot. :)

So there, I hope to see you at Family Congress 2012. It's a date! :)

 


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.

PRICE and AVAILABITY

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.

For more information about Ultra Screen MD Sunblock or other tips, please Like them on www.facebook.com/kohlindustries or Follow them on www.twitter.com/kohlproductsor visit their website at www.kohlindustries.com.

PROMO

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!