5/16/2016

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THE PERFECT PINT - Finally Brewing Quality Craft Beers in Alabang!

A few days ago, I received an invitation to the launching of a new gastropub at Molito in Alabang.  I am not really a beer drinker but this one is so completely different from your usual pub. The Perfect Pint actually brew their own beers right in the pub. Now that is a different story!

When I was in the UK, we used to go to so many pubs and try out their different craft beers which was great. So when I was invited, I immediately said YES!

The Perfect Pint is located in Molito which is basically right next to Alabang Town Center. 


Since we arrived quite early and while waiting for the program to start, we didn't hesitate to order their crafted beers. It was a hot day and I think a nice cold crafted beer is a perfect choice for that.

I know that I would be able to taste all their beers later on but for now I wanted to try out first the Thirsty Dog and my friend decided to try Black Mamba since he is from South Africa. And much to our surprise, we loved it!

Thirsty Dog is a golden yellow wheat beer with the aroma of cloves and a hint of banana flavor. This one offers everyone a very smooth and refreshing taste. 


If you like something deep, try this Black Mamba. This stout is a robust drink with a distinct notes of espresso, chocolate, roasted malt and black barley. For those Guinness lovers - it provides a delicious alternative.  I just loved this one too! 


Each beer is handcrafted to its perfection right in a state of the art facility above the pub. I love these bottles, but most specially the unique flavor in each bottle. Some of The Perfect Pint crafted beers are Oakey Dokey, Street Smart, Thirsty Dog, Holy Grail, Black Mamba, and many more. Each name has an interesting story attached to it.  Best is to order one each and share it with your friends and compare. Almost similar to wine tasting. 


When the program started, the master brewer himself,  Mr. Alec Tempongko, along with his brothers explained their love and passion in making craft beers which are now being enjoyed by all. 


The bar section just before the ribbon cutting. Aside from craft beers, they also have other drinks on the menu. But I much prefer their beers over these!


Master brewer Alec Tempongko brought us upstairs and explained to us how his beers are made. He explained to us the different types of malt that he used and how he could come up with different signature flavors that is only found in The Perfect Pint. 



The aromas that you can smell from these jars are simply a delight to your senses. 


The brewing goes through several processes and the Master Brewer briefly explained everything to us. From milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, cooling, fermentation, conditioning, and then the bottling. It's like a big experiment and the result...deliciously flavored beers. 


Ladies and gentlemen, The Perfect Pint crafted beers! 



For special event and parties, they have this mobile bar which is perfect for any types of occasion. Sounds like a future plan for my birthday! 


These crafted beers are never complete without mouth watering dishes that are especially prepared to pair with your beer. Here are just some of my favorites. 


Heap of Fresh Bacon - Enjoy the crunchiness and taste of this bacon. A perfect dish to start with. 


Calamari Negra: Don't be deceived by it's looks, this dish is delicious and I am sure you will say the same after tasting this dish. 


Buffalo Wings: One of the best plate of buffalo wings I've tasted! I like the fact that I can taste it's spiciness and the crispiness of the chicken. 


Perfect Pint Sausage Platter: Everybody loves sausages and this one at The Perfect Pint is one example why I would go back for more. 


The Perfect Pint Gastropub indeed is a great addition to the the restaurants in the South of Manila. 

With its food and great tasting crafted beers, this will surely captivate the taste buds of every person - beer lovers or not - in Alabang and nearby areas in the South! 

For a great experience - visit them at Molito now! 

For inquiries, 
you may call them at (02)815-9975 






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5/09/2016

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5 Reasons to Love the ASUS ZENFONE 2 LASER 5.5 S


As a travel blogger, there are so many things I need to consider when getting a new phone. I want something that is very easy to use, with a very good camera, good battery life and more. And I think I found them all and more with Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5 S. I think this phone  is just beyond compare! 

Here are the top 5 reasons to love Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S


SMARTER – Added Value





Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S features 0.03 seconds laser auto focus that lets you capture photos even faster and with improved clarity. Its laser beam is capable of capturing images at lightning speed with its instant focus of 0.03 seconds. It is also capable of accelerating close up photography and compensates the extra distance due to the lens receding. It has a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera ready to capture your best moments. 

SEAMLESS – Enjoy More



Nothing is more wonderful than a device fully-equipped with fantastic accessories to 
enhance its capabilities. Here are some of the accessories you can pair with this phone. 

Zenflash – capture real-life photos with its 100x brighter LED flashlights. 

Lolliflash – enhance images to natural skin-tone enhancement with its dual LED light.

ZenEar S – this diamond-cut earphone is precisely made from high-quality material to achieve balanced sound delivery.

ZenEar – absorbs reflected sound and effectively provides bass depth.

 ZenPower – the first 10,050mAh Power bank  the size of a credit card.

Flip Cover – provides optimum protection without losing its sense of fashion.

SWEETER– Enjoy More

A major factor why I love this phone a lot is the price. With it's specs and and ergonomic design, who would ever thinl that this stunning piece is less than 10K. 


STUNNING– Play More

With it's price, another reason to love this phone is the internal storage you already have. You don't need to buy extra SD cards for extra space. Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S already come with a 32 GB internal storage space. That means you can play more songs, HD games, videos and take a lot of photos and videos with its 32GB storage. 

SUPERIOR– Do More

Do more with Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S 3GB Memory. Watch videos, play games, listen to your favorite music, chat with friends, send emails and navigate all you want with this majestic smartphone. This phone has so many built-in features for people who are always on the go just like me. 



Just imagine, all this at an affordable price, you cannot go wrong with  Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S! 



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ASUS ZENFONE 2 LASER 5.5 S - Get more from the price you pay!

Everybody wants a new phone. With that, there are so many things that you need to consider before purchasing a smartphone . Price, specs, and user interface are just some of them. ASUS is one of top companies that is now making its name, not just in making computers and tablets, but now gaining popularity with their smartphone technology - and people are really loving it specially the Zenfone.

Few days ago, a blessing arrived and I saw the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S on my table. The latest model in the Zenfone line up of smart phones. It was an exciting moment for me because my old one was really acting up. Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S comes in different colors such black, white, grey, red, and gold. 


On the side of the box, you will find the amazing features of the phone which will tell you why this phone ticks all the boxes and why you made the right decision in having this smart phone. 


Inside the box, you will see the Zenfone 2 Laser with a 5.5 inches screen. Very ideal for browsing pictures, reading e-books or messages, or surfing the net. 


Aside from the phone, you will find the warranty card, charger, USB cable, and a headphone which for me is the best head phone I had so far in terms of the clarity and surround sound. 



Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S ZE550KL Full Specs
Source: Manila Shaker


  • Display: 5.5-inch 720p HD IPS LCD, 267ppi
  • Design: Gorilla Glass 4 protection, polycarbonate removable back cover
  • Size: 152 x 77 x 10.8 mm thick, 170 g weight
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor
  • GPU: Adreno 405 graphics
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Memory: 32 GB ROM, microSD up to 64GB
  • Camera: 13MP f2.0, LED flash, 1080p video
  • Front: 5MP selfie, 1080p video
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac, 4G LTE, dual-SIM options, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Bt 4.0
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Color: Black, Red, White, Silver
One thing I like about the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S is the design. With the slim and ergonomic arc design, it makes the phone very easy and comfortable to hold. In addition, they also incorporated the rear key buttons in the middle which makes controlling the volume, taking selfies, and other stuff easy whether your are a left or right-handed person. 


Time to turn on the phone and started installing the apps that I normally have from my previous phone. I was very impressed with the screen and the speed of the phone. By the way, the screen uses a Gorilla Glass which is known for it's toughness and drop damage resistance. It also runs on a Snapdragon Octa Core Processor which is considered one of the most reliable processors available today. 

With it's wide screen, it was very easy for me to browse and look at pictures and even watch videos. It's also perfect for my lifestyle since I am a travel blogger and always on the go and wanting to update my followers. 



As my friends and colleagues always say, if you are using Asus Zenfones or any Asus phones, expect that the quality of pictures you get are going to me awesome! And they are correct! The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S has a rear camera of 13MP with a laser auto focus technology for faster clarity of images when taking a photo. If you want take selfies, expect a good shot as you have 5MP front facing camera. 


This is not just any normal camera, Asus Zenfone Laser 5.5 S is loaded with different camera features suitable for every situation. Since I am a travel blogger and I love taking pictures, it's nice that I now have more options to choose to get that perfect quality shot.

With the high megapixel of this phone, the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S gives you a 32GB internal memory which is more than enough to store all your photos, videos and other documents. 






Here are the sample shots I did during my break from the class. These pictures were taken in front of the church and at the lake inside De Lasalle University - Dasmarinas City only using Auto. I was so impressed!







Another good thing about the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S, the retail price is Php 8,995.00! 


With the price and what ASUS ZENFONE 2 LASER 5.5 S can do and produce, You are definitely getting more from the price you are paying!











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5/06/2016

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London Pass: The Most Convenient Way To Explore London




London is the capital of United Kingdom and is considered as the most popular city in United Kingdom. This city offers visitors a holiday of a lifetime as there are so many things to do and visit in London. In any of the famous tourist spots in London or even elsewhere, you always come across a long line queuing up to get tickets and that sometimes costs some of your touring time. 

So on our second visit to London, we took this great opportunity, and got ourselves a LONDON PASS. 


How London Pass Works?


London Pass allows you to go throughout the city to over 60 popular destination. This sightseeing city card is available for 1, 2, 3, 6 or 10 consecutive days. With London Pass, sightseeing in London’s top destinations is made fast and easy just with the use of one card. You can ultimately save time, stress and money.

After securing a London Pass, you can have full access to all the travel destinations that it covers. You will have to simply show the card and authorized people will scan it and you can now take full advantage to it. 

The main purpose for this London Pass is for tourists to avoid carrying their cash or being in  a queue just to purchase tickets. To save time and money is its ultimate goal. For London Pass holders, you’ll feel like VIP’s because you are allowed a Fast Track Entry to numerous attractions in London.

What are the advantages of London Pass?

. Free entry to approximately 60 London attractions

· Fast Track Entry to skip queues 

· Oyster Travelcard (optional) that allows you to cover all transport needs

· Free Mobile Ticket (Optional) for instant access to Mobile London Pass

· Free guidebook approximately 160 pages of useful tips and info

· Money Back Guarantee (For orders made online)

· Inclusion of other exclusive offers

When can you start using the London Pass?

Upon arrival to the very first attraction you want to visit in London, you can instantly use the London pass. It is also advised to use the pass first thing in the morning since it will be the basis of the number of days you are allowed to use it. It will not be based on 24 hour period. This is to make sure that you will have full advantage of your London Pass.

Your London Pass can be collected through your smartphone, mailed to your home address or at your arrival in London.

We ordered ours through their website and within five days it was delivered to our home in the Philippines!

What is Fast Track Entry?

Another benefit of London Pass is its capability of allowing holders to skip queues in numerous London attractions. 



The Oyster Card option

You also have the option to order the accompanying Oyster Travel Card for a few extra pounds and this allows you access to a number of travel options in London just by swiping your Oyster Card.  As an example - we will arrive at Heathrow and not have to worry about how to get into London.  All we will have to do is swipe our Oyster Card - hop onto the famous Underground with our luggage - and we will soon be in London.

With a London Pass in your hands, you will definitely have a stress-free London getaway!

How to Purchase a London Pass

Since we are from the Philippines, we purchased it online. You may visit their website https://www.londonpass.com/ and buy it from there.

Our trip to the UK is in July and will find out how efficient London Pass and the Oyster Card are going to be. Looking forward and I am super excited! See you London!



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5/04/2016

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BABY ON TRACK: A Benefit Run to Save Baby Shaila from Biliary Atresia




As a proud member of the Pinoy Aspiring Runners, I am a true believer of their advocacy to help those who are in need. When I saw a post about this cute little baby needing aid for her operation, I felt like this was the best opportunity to share our generosity to save the life of this little Angel. 



Pinoy Aspiring Runners, in cooperation with the major sponsors, will organize a running event that will take place on June 26, 2016 to be held at the CCP Complex in Pasay City. 

Baby Shaila is suffering from Bilary Atresia, a rare disease of the liver and bile ducts that occurs in infants.  Symptoms of the disease appear or develop about two to eight weeks after birth. Source: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/b/biliary/


The cost of the operation is going to be very expensive that is why Pinoy Aspiring Runners came in to help. This initiative of the running group truly serves as an inspiration to all and I would like to ask for your support to run for this cause. 


There are 4 categories for this event.  There is even a barefoot category for barefoot runners and those who would like to try it for the first time. Bib designs are displayed below and each finisher will receive a finisher's medal upon reaching the finish line. 







REGISTRATION SITES:
SPORTHOUSE - Megamall/ Mall of Asia/ North Edsa
GARMIN - Glorietta 5 , Makati City 


As per Ronald Reagan, 

WE CAN'T HELP EVERYONE, BUT EVERYONE CAN HELP SOMEONE!


See you at the event! 



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5/03/2016

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Banana Peel Brings Island Fun in the City



For most people, summer is the highlight of the year. It’s the perfect time to break from the daily hustle and bustle of life, and experience new adventures. Luckily, for those who haven’t found the time for their summer getaway, Banana Peel brings the island to the metro on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 10am to 10pm at the Trinoma Activity Center. 


‘Summer in the City: Island Getaway’ is Banana Peel’s summer treat for its loyal followers. “We understand how busy each of us can get these days. We can easily get so caught up in the never-ending demands of work and school, and we end up missing out on that much deserved break. This is why we are bringing the summer island adventure experience to our customers,” enthused Paul Ng, CEO of The Neat, Inc.’s Banana Peel flip flops. “Customers can count on an entire day of island experience,” added Ng. 

The day-long event is packed with activities enjoyed in the islands. The ‘Chill Coast’ area offers tropical pampering experiences like the isle’s nail polish, hair-braiding, face painting, and massage. The ‘Wild Trek’ brings the island’s adventure thrill, where guests get to enjoy a 7-meter high wall-climbing inflatable, a giant Eagle’s Nest Kerplunk, Temple Run arcade game, and other action-packed activities. At the ‘Snack Valley’, guests can eat and fuel up with the island treats prepared by sponsors, as they enjoy one activity after another. 

Banana Peel customers can get one event pass to the Summer in the City: Island Getaway by presenting a Php300 single-receipt purchase of Banana Peel products during the event. This pass will serve as a ticket for five to an island getaway on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Trinoma Activity Center. 

“The first Summer in the City in 2015 yielded such a positive response from our customers. This event is a way for us to celebrate the importance of spending time with family and friends,” said Ng. “We are looking forward to another exciting and fun-filled day with Summer in the City: Island getaway.” 


Banana Peel Summer in the City: Island getaway is made even more exciting through the partnerships with: Beach Hut, Fruitas, De Original Jamaican Patties, MoguMogu, McDonalds, Wilkins, Kettle Corn, Facial Plus, Lay Bare, Nail It, Leslie’s Cheezy, Clover and Nacho, Owl Coffee, Bissin, PAL Mabuhay Miles, Cose, Unilever, and Contigo. 

More information on Banana Peel is available at www.bananapeel.net. Follow Banana Peel on Facebook at Bananapeelflipflops, on Instagram at Bananapeelofcl. 





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4/29/2016

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THE PERFECT PINT - Now brewing craft beers at Molito, Alabang!


In search for the impeccable brew, the brains behind The Perfect Pint gastropub known for their local craft beer and food pairings, have taken their passions to the next level by opening their own brewpub at The Perfect Pint's latest branch at the Molito Lifestyle Center in Alabang.


A brewpub is a pub with a small brewery within the premises which enables master brewers the freedom to concoct the most innovative, original and intriguing flavors. 


It's a beer enthusiast's dream: to craft beers in their own backyard. Brothers Alec, Noel and Raymond Tempongko, owners of The Perfect Pint, are living the dream and are sharing the experience with every beer enthusiast out there. With endless flavors to discover, master brewer Alec Tempongko and his brothers are ready for the challenge to make the most amazing flavors around. 


The brewing process itself is an amazing science and art, which the Tempongko brothers have dedicated to perfecting, as the name of their pub suggests. From mashing, to the fermentation and bottling process, every step is carefully measured and perfected. The Perfect Pint's fermentation rooms are even temperature controlled to achieve the optimal fermentation environment possible. 

Alec Tempongko states, "We're very excited about our brewpub. We're releasing newly crafted beers that are a product of a year-long research from our first branch in BGC where customer chose their favorites."


With already six flavors being bottled on site at The Perfect Pint Alabang, names like the Thirsty Dog Wheat Beer, Hoppy Road IPA, Street Smart Pale Ale, Oakey Dokey Bourbon Barrel Porter, Black Mamba Stout and Holy Grail Double IPA are already making its way through every discerning beer drinker's taste buds.In addtion, The Perfect Pint is also bottling a very special "Anniversary Pale Ale" for the Perfect Pint anniversary. 


The Perfect Pint craft beer are exclusively distributed at The Perfect Pint branches. With growing clamor, it's not uncommon that these craft beers are sold before they're even bottled. At the rate things are going for the Tempongko Brothers, it seems that another round is in order.


Experience The Perfect Pint craft beers and good food at the Perfect Pint's Molito, Alabang loacted at Madrigal avenue corner Alabang-Zapote road.
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GOURMET SOCIETY PHILIPPINES - Gives foodie lovers 20% Off to over 200 restaurants in Metro Manila!




Gourmet Society Philippines, dining is unforgettable! There are numerous restaurants all over Metro Manila offering different types of dishes but there’s nothing more enjoyable than a discounted meal. 




Enjoy exquisite dining without spending all your money, with Gourmet Society Philippines. Food lovers certainly need to try their services and discounts! Gourmet Society will change dining in Manila, and hopefully in the entire Philippines. They also help you get access to the best dining destinations, with the finest food, world-class service and incomparable dining atmosphere. 




Gourmet Society was first launched in October 2015. Since then, they have became the leading source of fantastic discounts and freebies for its avid customers. They have 280 branches and 200 partner restaurant brands. Members are given 20% discount off from their bill courtesy of their restaurant partners. Aside from that, members can also avail vouchers and 2 for 1 deals.

Click here to see the list of restaurants: Restaurant Partners

How To Avail The Discount?

· Install the GourmetPH mobile app from Google Play or App Store.

· Sign up and you can now have the Gourmet Society Digital Card

· Present the digital card in any participating stores nationwide. 

GourmetPH Mobile App 


If you are looking for a place to eat, then GourmetPH mobile app provides a list of restaurants near you. Simply open your mobile app and input your location then a list of restaurants will open up. You can also easily favorite a restaurant for future use. If you have visited the place already, you can tap the icon “been here”. 

Gone were the days when picking the right restaurant that would suit your appetite takes too much of your time. Now, thanks to the latest technology that we have, you won’t have to go from one restaurant to another. You just need to browse the GourmetPH app, pick your preferred restaurant and enjoy the discounts! 

If you need more information about Gourmet Society Philippines, 
you may check their website: https://gourmetsociety.ph/
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