Thursday, December 10, 2015

Prinsipe Munti | Theater Review

On Wednesday, December 9, I saw an adaptation theatre act of the play “Le Petit Prince” most popularly known in its English version “Little Prince” originally written by  French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. “Prinsipe Munti” was a playwright by Layeta Bucoy which presented by the Tanghalang Pilipino at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Theatre in Pasay City. This brilliant creation is about a young Prince who owns a planet and truly adores a beautiful rose that live in his planet, the story begin to change when the rose and the Prince seems to have a confusion understanding what the Rose really wants. The journey of the Prince in finding new friends leads him in encountering other perspective on “how they value things in their life?”

During the show, I very much enjoyed the performance of Noel Comia as Prinsipe Munti, because not only he’s great child actor but also he delivers the musical side of the play very well. Noel is the main face of the play and I must say that the child actor perfectly blend with the theater world as he effortlessly did the dialogue with 15 different characters and successfully balanced the mood in each scenario of the story.

I also enjoyed the exchange of conversation between Prinsipe Munti and Alamid. Alamid is played by Jonathan Tadioan, he optimizes the stage very well in the story when Prinsipe Munti is trying to tame him – it was very convincing that his facial emotion and his low register voice creates a virtual arena that let Prinsipe Munti strive harder in attaining Alamid’s trust. Their tandem seems to serve like a father-and-son relationship which makes it harder for Prinsipe Munti to leave from Earth going back to his own planet.

I also would like to discuss the performance of Marco Viaña that played the role of the Pilot. The ending part of story serves as the conclusion of what the story is all about. At the beginning it was a long transition stressing all the fine points about being a matured person into the realization that he will not understand what Prinsipe Munti is saying because “he is a grown-up” person. However, when transition was done – it was a gorgeous scene and everybody is celebrating.

In addition, I was also impressed with the technical side of the show. The stage might not be as huge as the main theater of CCP but throughout the whole show they successfully carried out “What is necessary?” “What is appropriate for the scene?” and “How to maximize the stage”. The only thing that I wish is that, they will make the whole playlist of the song available in iTunes for me to download it.

Overall, Prinsipe Munti is a must see theatre play – I encourage everyone (specially the grown-ups) to watch it, as it will serve as your reminder the true value of life.  

"Sa pamamagitan lamang ng puso nakikita kung ano ang tama, ang mga tunay na inportante ay hindi nakikita ng mga mata"

Prinsipe Munti runs until Dec. 13, 2015. Buy your tickets on Ticketworld or call Tanghalang Pilipino ticketing at 09273629081 / 09088941384.
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Ford Everest, special discounts and more with ‘Merriest Christmas with LG’ promo

Buy an LG smartphone to get amazing deals and
a chance to drive your own luxury SUV

MANILA, December 9, 2015 – LG Mobile Philippines has a special Christmas gift for its customers: each purchase of select LG smartphones, including the season’s most coveted premium mobile devices LG V10 and LG G4, is entitled to instant prizes. The purchase can be made in participating LG retail outlets and resellers nationwide.

“The ‘Merriest Christmas with LG’ is our holiday treat to our loyal customers,” said LG Mobile Philippines Vice President Jay Won. “It’s the season of celebration and giving, after all.”

After purchase, LG buyers can register on the LG Mobile Philippines Facebook app to get raffle coupons with exciting prizes at stake including LG smartphones, premium home appliances, Honda Wave 110 motorcycle,  a trip for two to South Korea and the grand prize—a brand new Ford Everest.

Discounts and freebies also abound: LG G4 buyers take an instant P3,000 off the regular price; LG G4 Beat LTE units come with a free LG Tone Bluetooth Headset valued at P1,990 up until December 13 only; and so much more. Each LG V10, G4, G4 Beat LTE, G4 Stylus, Magna, Leon, Max and L60 purchase also comes with a HOOQ voucher, which entitles the holder to a 60-day free access to blockbuster movies and in-demand TV series within their reach.

The ‘Merriest Christmas with LG’ promo runs from December 4, 2015 to January 17, 2016. Weekly raffle draws will begin on December 21, 2015. The grand raffle draw, with one lucky winner for each prize of an LG V10, an LG 65” Ultra HD TV and a Ford Everest Ambiente, will be held on January 18, 2016.

For complete details, visit ( or, like the LG Mobile Philippines Facebook page or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Give your home kitchen an instant upgrade with your choice of LG French door refrigerator

MANILA – The holiday season is just around the corner, and so are the Christmas bonus and 13th month pay for most employees.

But before you splurge your bonus and savings shopping items that may not be that important for you and your family, why not put your hard-earned money in upgrading what is probably the most commonly used appliance in your home – your refrigerator.

Giving you the best options for an instant kitchen upgrade are LG Electronics’ expanded French door series with two more models to fulfill your dream of owning the most innovative kitchen appliance in the market. 

Unlike other high-tech appliances that tend to look drab and uninviting, LG French door refrigerators offer the latest advancements in freshness in an elegantly designed package. It has been created to turn your kitchen into a stunning, most functional kitchen that you have always dreamed of.

The French door refrigerator models have big capacity that allows you to store more food than any other refrigerator. Plenty of space to keep your family’s favorite food conveniently organized and readily accessible.

The first two LG French door refrigerators that have been made available in the market are: the Door-in-Door (GR-M24FWCHL) and the Dual Door-in-Door (GR-D31FWCHL) models.

The world’s first-of-its kind refrigerator, the Door-in-Door model provides easy access and less cold air loss with its side-by-side, double doors that features a door within a door on the right side storage area. Aside from additional storage space and larger capacity, this innovative feature allows quick and easy access to commonly consumed food and drinks, thus making frequent trips to refrigerator more energy efficient.

Consumers can also opt for the Dual Door-in-door model for double convenience if they need added organization and more space. This model can store more and thus cut your grocery time significantly.

The two newer models in LG’s French Door collection are the basic French door model and the Opti Temp Zone. The most affordable among the French Door collection, the Basic French Door (GR-B24FWSHL) features a stylish new design, while the Opti Temp Zone (M23HWSHL) model gives optimal freshness to your food items.

Indeed, refrigerators mean so much being one of the most frequently visited appliance in one’s home. So, invest in LG French door refrigerators now and treat your family to a different kind of freshness and utmost storage capacity for their favorite food and beverage.

To learn more about LG’s new line of French Door refrigerator models, visit; like LG Philippines’ Facebook page; or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

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Indulge your gastronomic cravings with QUEZON

            After the success of their first concept buffet-Guevarras, Gruppo Guevarras Inc. (GGI) has opened its doors in Quezon City aptly named Quezon buffet.
Carrying GGI’s vision, Quezon Buffet undoubtedly exudes with high caliber dishes at very affordable rates. Quezon showcased variety of gastronomic fares that will surely suit everyone’s palates. It merges the comforts of home and gourmet delicacies by catering our country’s cuisines.
Nestled in the heart of Quezon Avenue, Quezon buffet carries an ambiance of an old-world charm and rustic appeal.  GGI upholds their commitment in reminding the general public especially the younger generations about our county’s greatest heroes; as well as preserving our culture through local cuisines.
Savour your appetite
Quezon is being developed as haven for delectable cuisines that every Filipino would crave for.
Highlighting Filipino-Spanish heritage that embodies classic food that includes roasting stations, various meat dishes, seafood, grains and noodles, fresh salads, flavorful soups and dessert selections. 
Much of the inspiration behind this effort came from their collective ideas to acknowledge the deep historical connection during President Quezon’s era, and this is through sustainable cooking of exquisite dishes. Here are some of their noteworthy specialties that will make you

Celebrity Chef behind Quezon
Corporate chef Kalel Chan is the chef behind various fine-dining and high-end restaurants.Considered as one of the Top 10 good-looking chef, Kalel is surprisingly charming and down to earth. He goes for innovative fusion cooking that adds creativeness to his masterpieces.Chef Kalel is always eager to discover new trends in culinary industry and adapts them in his food creations.

Quezon Buffet, a place like home

            Exuding with elegant ambiance, Quezon buffet incorporates classic lines and Art Deco pieces into its interior, creating a classic touch. The backdrops are great for photo-taking which is a known Filipino past –time in every family gatherings, an intimate date with your special someone or the perfect bonding tick with your friends.

Quezon exudes a classy vibe, from its spacious façade, soft lightings, to minimalist interiors of black and white tones. The woodworks and sparkling chandeliers – blends the antiquated with cosmopolitan and classic, as well as the convenience of modern life.
The walls are well-themed with photos of President Quezon through the years, giving customers a nostalgic ambiance.
Quezon gives a convenient and cozy vibe as the dishes are arranged per station and are neatly presented.
The whole place can accommodate close to 200 pax with spacious function rooms that can accommodate 30-35 persons, respectively.
Complementing the dishes, the place is satisfying as the service is generally noble. Their service staff are nice and friendly, accompanying customers from the front lobby up to their seats. They depict one of the good traits of every Filipino, which is being hospitable to guests.
Resembling President Manuel Quezon whose name will always be in the hearts of every Filipino, Quezon Buffet is the epitome of this man by serving finest and mouthwatering dishes and yet very affordable price across the board. The extraordinary experience of tasting distinct local flavors will surely worth a visit.

 Just like in any traditional fiesta or festivity, Quezon truly offers a mixed dining experience for all ages! 

2015 Best Ramen in Manila by a Japanese Reviewer

Gaku Nakamura is a self-styled Japanese Ramen Consultant living in Manila. Last year, he listed his top 10 ramen with Ramen Nagi topping the list. But with a number of new and authentic restaurants popping up, here is some of Gaku-san’s top ramen for 2015!

MUST TRY: Shoyu Tonkatsu

Gaku says: “Mendokoro has tonkotsu-based ramen with chashu. The restaurant looks just like a Japanese-style kitchen and it reminds me of a good ramen restaurant in Japan, Afuri. The taste of the broth and chasu is very nice.”

MUST TRY: Cheese Tsukemen

Gaku says: “Tsukemen soup is yuzu flavor and the noodles are thick. I have never thought that cheese can fit wih Tsukemen, but you will be satisfied once you taste it at Mitsuyado!

MUST TRY: Miso Ramen

Gaku says: “The best Miso ramen in Manila! It is located along Shaw Blvd. Although not located in a major mall, lots of people go there just to eat Daisho's delicious ramen. Not only ramen, but their gyoza are also delicious.”

MUST TRY: Butao Ramen

Gaku says: “Nagi’s tonkotsu-based broth tastes like real Japanese tonkotsu. If you’re a first-time visitor, try Butao. When you've eaten half of it, try to add their Fire sauce to change the taste. You can also change the firmness of the ramen and the toppings based on your preference.”

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Talk about Good Food on Foozap!
Foozap is your personal food diary loaded online. From the words, “Food” and “Usap” (Filipino word for “talk”), Foozap allows you to share your food adventures, search and discover the best restaurants, and create your own foodie community.

You can check out food reviews from the top food bloggers, post photos of restaurants you’ve recently tried, add restaurants on your “Wish” list and get notifications if any of your friends visited and reviewed your wished restaurant.

Check out Foozap to start your own food journey! Simply log-in or download the android app. You can also like their facebook page, to join giveaways to your favorite restaurants.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Heads up! Gary V on Novuhair: putting energy into prevention

Nothing describes Gary Valenciano quite like his moniker “Mr. Pure Energy,” He is the very image of youthful vibrance, whether onstage or not. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he values the way he looks the same way that he values the core of who he is: a prayerful, faithful husband, dependable father, and an outstanding entertainer. 

​Part of what makes Gary stay young looking is his head of hair. What many people don’t know is that, like all other men his age, Gary once worried about hair thinning and hair loss. That’s why, at the first signs of the problem, Gary sought to find ways to prevent it from becoming worse. 
​“I first noticed the hair loss in the shower, after I toweled my hair dry. Then one day, my team of hairstylists noticed that my hair was thinning, too. That’s when they told me to look for the product that Fanny Serrano was using, a product called NOVUHAIR,” remarked Gary on his journey to regaining control over his hair loss.
​NOVUHAIR is a topical scalp lotion that is a unique combination of 14 different natural ingredients and essential oils for a healthier hair and scalp. One of the factors of hair loss, according to studies, is stress, something that Gary experiences on almost a daily basis. Other factors include hereditary disorders, a persistent illness, major surgery, hormonal problems, childbirth & delivery, medications, infections, pollutants, and even excessive exposure to sunlight. And contrary to popular belief, hair loss is as much a problem for women as it is for men. In many cases, hair loss may be prevented or alleviated through early detection. In the case of Gary, his decision to try NOVUHAIR to prevent his symptoms from worsening made a big difference, and within a few months, he saw remarkable results.
​Gary shares his experience with NOVUHAIR as he tells the story of their family hair history: “Hair loss runs in our family, too, even if it sometimes skips a generation. My brother and grandfather both lost their hair, but my dad still has a full head of hair at 87. I just wanted to make sure I take control of my symptoms. Now, I use NOVUHAIR everyday, and I’ve noticed that I don’t shed as much hair as I did before, especially after toweling my hair dry. And my hairstylists noticed it, too. I love using NOVUHAIR because it has this minty, cool effect that makes me feel like my hair is always clean and fresh.”

​“In less than a month and half, I already saw results even if I was told to wait three to four months before I can see a difference. The effects on me were much faster. There were fewer strands on my white towel, which basically was within the normal boundaries of hair loss for an average person. Before using NOVUHAIR, I used to shed more.” This is due to the fact that NOVUHAIR penetrates deep to help rejuvenate, nourish, & maintain moisture in the scalp and hair. By improving the blood circulation in the scalp, NOVUHAIR helps stimulate hair growth and aid in preventing further, excessive hair fall, while also improving the overall appearance of the hair.

​“I never endorse a product that I did not experience first. I have to make sure it is really effective. With Novuhair, I can say that it has really contributed to my peace of mind and overall well-being. And, heads up, as Novuhair is now part of my daily routine, which includes prayer, diet, and medication. God has truly lived up to his promise in my life, and as he says in Psalm 92:14 ‘I will keep you fruitful even in old age. Fresh and green.’ I am very happy now that Novuhair is a part of that.”

NOVUHAIR, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss is available in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watsons, Rose Pharmacy, South Star Drug & Manson Drug, Metro Gaisano Pharmacy, The Landmark (Makati & TriNoma), J Centre Mall (Cebu), KCC Malls (Gen. Santos City & Koronadal City), NCCC Malls (Palawan & Davao), Gaisano Malls (Davao & Gen. Santos City) and online at and For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575. 

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