Showing posts with label Davao City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Davao City. Show all posts

Monday, May 4, 2020

Aloe Pepe (Aloe descoingsii x haworthioides)

May 04, 2020 0 Comments
Aloe Pepe is a hybrid between Aloe descoingsii and Aloe haworthioides (a.k.a Aloe descoingsii x haworthioides).

Aloe Pepe's cute flower stalk...
I had these Aloe Pepe succulents for a while and this is the first time it bloomed. Its flowers are small and really cute, it has a lighter color, unlike my other aloes. I water it once a week and it has a gritty and well-drained soil. This plant gets sun exposure for 4 hours only because it gets damaged or sunburn when I put in a place where it gets the full sun exposure.


Sunday, November 17, 2019

The BIG BAD WOLF BOOK SALE is back in Davao!

November 17, 2019 0 Comments

The World’s Biggest Book Sale returns to Davao City with a wide variety of choices and 50% to 90% off recommended retail price for book lovers. The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will be open 24 hours a day to Davaoeños for 11 days from November 22 to December 2 at the Enderun Tent, Azuela Cove in Davao City. Entrance to the Sale is FREE! With over 150,000 visitors last year, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is excited to welcome more book lovers this year bringing you over a million-brand new English book on sale.

An exclusive to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale and a bestseller among Filipinos all through the nation, The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will once again be bringing the Magical Books with Augmented Reality (AR) technology to the Book Sale. These books aim to assist in a child’s learning and development as they are able to interact, read, play and learn using its cutting-edge technology to revolutionize reading for young ones. Included among this category are classics such as ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and eight new titles such as ‘ABC Fun with Mickey’ and ‘123 Counting Fun with Mickey’.


Avid readers can expect multiple genres that include fiction, non-fiction, children's books, and premium titles at the Book Sale. Visitors can enjoy browsing through the wide selection of fiction titles, which include literature, thriller, romance, and young adults. Numerous genres such as music, self-help, architecture, biographies and many more will cater to everyone’s needs and allow people to pick up new books they’ve never tried before. The children’s books, which include activity books, pop-up books, picture books, coloring books, and audiobooks will leave parents spoilt for choice and encourages them to create a love for reading from a young age.

“The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale travels globally and has explored four cities in the Philippines so far including Manila, Davao, Cebu and Pampanga. It has been amazing to see droves of people, young and old, come together for the love of books. With last year’s turnout, we’re excited to see more Davaoeños at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale this year and hopefully we are able to continuously instill and create a love for reading. Through the enthusiastic welcome that we have received, it is heartwarming to see that Filipinos are looking forward to attending our Book Sale again in Davao this year,” said Jacqueline Ng, Co-Founder of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale.
The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale also advocates a number of charities through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, the Red Readerhood (RRH) that enables readers to give the best to the least. In the Philippines, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale works with Gawad Kalinga, as they reach out to communities in the country by giving back and helping to make a difference in every place they visit. Sharing the same advocacy with the Sale, Gawad Kalinga has been working with The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale in promoting literacy, reaching out to children and adults, and sharing with them the joys and benefits of reading, as both organizations believe that reading is meant for all. During the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Davao 2018, 2111 books were donated to various villages, home and elementary schools in Patag, Misuhumey, Pegalongan, and Dumalogdog. In 2019, the initiative has continued on by collecting 13, 679 books in Manila, Pampanga, and Cebu. This year in Davao, the collected books will be distributed to Sibol Villarica, Sibol Cogon, Sibol San Nicolas, Sibol Mahayag, Sibol Medsa in hopes of spreading knowledge to the children there. To kick start the donations, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will be pledging 500 books.


“Gawad Kalinga partners with institutions or individuals that can inspire the young to dream and build a poverty-free nation. A future full of hope! The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is one of those big businesses with a big heart. They make great books available and accessible to every Filipino especially the poor. This is a cause worth venturing into at a cost that is affordable for everyone,” said Jose Luis Oquiñena, Executive Director of Gawad Kalinga.



Now on its 10th year, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale aims to encourage reading by providing high-quality, brand-new English books at low prices by visiting more cities in countries such as Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Stay in the loop with news through the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’s social media pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbwbooksphilippines
Instagram: @bbwbooksph
Website: https://bigbadwolfbooks.com

Monday, October 1, 2018

La Germania Welcome Chefs and Cooks from Davao

October 01, 2018 1 Comments
Home cooks and chefs from Davao were in for a treat as La Germania brought in its first-ever roadshow to the city. The premier cooking range brand opened a one-of-kind cooking and homemaking expo dubbed Welcome Home at the Activity Center of Abreeza Mall last September 8-9, 2018. Not your typical show, the Welcome Home mobile exhibit featured the wide range of La Germania products and allowed both home cooks and chefs to get a glimpse and feel of what an efficient kitchen range could do for a household.

A full showcase for everyone
To kick-off the mobile exhibit, brand representatives and advocates started the affair with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the official opening of the Pop-up Gallery. After which, guests and La Germania followers were regaled with various workshops and demos.

Visitors also enjoyed whiling away the time at the La Germania gallery where they handled and inspected various La Germania products on display. The showcase provided an excellent opportunity for visitors to experience first-hand the fine quality of these tools.

Cooking: An experience in itself
Filipinos have always been known to have a fondness for excellent food and drink – especially when it comes to home cooking. With this in mind, La Germania paid host to a cooking demo led by celebrity chef Jeremy Favia of TV5’s Chef vs. Mom fame. The workshop themed “the art of cooking “beautifully” taught Welcome Home participants how to spice up what are considered traditional Filipino meals La Germania style.

Celebrity chef Jeremy Favia of TV5’s Chef vs. Mom fame

Chef Jeremy introduced sumptuous Filipino dishes with a twist that would surely liven up Filipino dinner tables. These recipes included a “Three Cheese Macaroni” and “Chicken Caldereta Hash”. These dishes, which are notches higher than the usual viands served in most households, could definitely tickle anybody’s palate.



Moms and their children aged six to 12 on the other hand, enjoyed a cupcake baking and decorating workshop headed by chef consultant and food stylist Karina Rodriguez who is best known for exclusive cooking and baking classes for kids and adults. Welcome Home participants, particularly kids, learned how to properly use an oven, and bake and decorate cupcakes. They also took home their baked masterpieces as well as branded hats and aprons as souvenirs.


Heartwarming home crafts
In addition to the cooking and baking demos, two other workshops were offered to participants. These included a Bento making workshop facilitated by Russet Cainglet and a Paper Flower making class headed by April San Pedro


Bento making is the art of packing a lunch box filled with food shaped into colorful images and cartoon characters so that they’re especially attractive for little kids. La Germania workshop participants tackled the various techniques to make these fun-packed meals tempting for even the pickiest eaters.

After making edible art, La Germania guests also learned how to make beautiful paper blooms that could be used to decorate their homes or apply in various craft projects.


There are dozens of ways you can make your hearth and home welcoming. Through La Germania’s Welcome Home mobile exhibit, you and your family members can find out how you can make your household warmer, more delightful and inviting.

Follow La Germania on Facebook @LaGermaniaPh and discover why its Italian heritage is loved in Filipino homes.


Friday, September 7, 2018

Shane Filan Live in Davao!

September 07, 2018 0 Comments
Hello Davaoeños! I'm so happy to announce that Shane Filan will be in Davao, for his much-awaited live concert featuring Westlife’s greatest hits and more on Sunday, September 16th, 8:00pm at the SMX Convention Center-Davao of SM Lanang Premier. Shane Filan will be joined by two of the best OPM artist today, Mr. Jed Madela and Ms. Morisette Amon.

Davao fans will hear their favorite hits like “Swear It Again”, “Uptown Girl”, “If I Let You Go”, “World of Our Own”, “You Raise Me Up”, “My Love”, “Everything To Me”, “Need You Now”, “Heaven”, “Unbreakable”, “What About Now”, Beautiful in White”, “About You” and more.

With his third album, Love Always, delighting both fans and critics, Shane’s solo career is quickly gaining momentum. It’s already been a huge hit all over Asia, securing the number one spot in the Philippines and Indonesia, Love Always has proved a major hit with fans. Shane is also thrilled with the album’s top five position in the UK charts, placing him on an even footing with the biggest names in world music.
Shane says ‘This is the first time I have put live tracks on the album. I go on tour so much now that I thought it would be nice to include something that people haven’t had before. There will also be two new songs which I wrote before Christmas and I am so proud of them. ‘Back to you’ is the new single and a song I am very close to. The track is about being on the road the whole time and being separated from those you love. You do it because it’s part of the job but you realize how much you miss the family.
Shane has cemented his position as one of the UK & Ireland’s most popular male solo artists, following phenomenal success with Westlife – one of the world’s most successful bands of the last few decades – and he shows no signs of slowing down. “There’s nothing that make me happier than singing and being on stage” he says, “it’s something I am very proud of and it’s what I want to be doing for the rest of my life.”

Growing up in the 90's and hearing Westlife songs on the radio makes me happy (yes, ang babaw lang ng kaligayanhan ko dati) and I even sing along whenever I hear their songs. ;)

I can't wait to watch Shane Filan Live in Davao and hear Westlife's greatest hits. One of my favorite song by Shane Filan is Beautiful in White and I'm actually listening to it right now while writing this post. ;)



Catch Shane Filan – the lead singer of Westlife – up close and personal live in Davao City!

Want to watch Shane Filan Live in Davao Concert for FREE? Join Mama Miah's Giveaway on Facebook and you might be the lucky winner! Mama Miah will announce the winner on September 12, 2018, so watch out for it.

Tickets are now on-sale at the Following Ticket Outlet:
  1. Upper Level of SM Lanang Premier Atrium (Near the entrance of SM Supermarket)
  2. Cafe Demitasse (F. Torres St.)
  3. Union Market at Azuela Cove.
  4. Wiltelcom at SM City Davao (2nd Level, Annex Bldng).
  5. Wiltelcom at Gaisano Mall Davao (3rd Level)
  6. The Gentleman's Lounge, Loyola Street Bo. Obrero or
  7. SMTicket.com or call (02) 470-2222.
For Ticket Info: 0922 6950284 or 0956 7267671.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

My Tupperware Journey

October 17, 2017 0 Comments
I grew up having a bunch of Tupperware at home. I never really appreciated it until now that I became a mother. It's actually very useful especially in storing ingredients, fruits, foods and of course, my daughter's snack at school. I love that they have added new trendy colors now but it is always out of stock because it's really cool.

I've always wanted to join Tupperware but I always have something important to go or do whenever I remember going there to sign-up. LOL!

Fast forward, after a year, I finally had the chance to join Tupperware Brands here in Davao City. I got so excited to know that one of the Starter Kit is the Speedy Chopper! I've always wanted to have one and I am so happy that I got it at a really low price by joining Tupperware Brands Philippines.

Tupperware Brands Philippines Speedy Chopper

The Speedy Chopper Set is really helpful every time we prepare our meals. It is easy to use and quite fun too, you can chop different herbs and small vegetables in just a few seconds! I was really amazed by this product and I am so happy because it means, 'no more tears' every time I'm chopping onions. ;)

Tupperware Brands Philippines Speedy Chopper Set


You can also make instant dips, sauces and purees with just 10 pulls of the cord. Saves us time to prepare our meals.

Here's a video of me while Unboxing the Speedy Chopper Kit... :)

I really love their products because I have witnessed how long lasting the Tupperware products are. We have Tupperware items since the 90's and some of it are still with us, some have chipped and the others may have faded their colors but it's still usable. :)

I started My Tupperware Journey because I believe in the quality of their products. I am always excited to see their new items every month. Thank God, I have supportive Mommy friends who also loves Tupperware and gives me the opportunity to earn by selling Tupperware's great products... :)

Sunday, August 27, 2017

SPArty at My Skin Origins Facial and Skincare Center

August 27, 2017 0 Comments
Congratulations, Myskin Origins!
MySkin Facial and Skincare Center recently opened it's second branch in the South! It is located at Acacia st. cor. Calachuchi st., Juna Subd., just near the Ateneo de Davao University (Gate 8).

We had a SPArty just this week at My Skin Origins with some of the the Davao Bloggers Society members and we really had a great time.

It was my first time with them but I didn't feel uneasy. I'm not used to having facial treatments but they make me feel relaxed and there's this assuring feeling that everything's gonna be alright, thanks to their friendly staff whose name is also Jen. :)

Here's  a video that I made during during the facial treatment and foot spa with pedicure...


I actually feel sleepy and relaxed during the facial treatment especially during the steaming part where I almost dozed off. After I tried their Ultra Cleansing Repair Facial, I can feel my face feels lighter, brighter, clean and smooth. I can see the difference immediately, actually, my hubby noticed it right away... ;) My Mommy and Lola friends at AdDU noticed it too and was eager to try their services. And as expected, they also loved the results. :)


Aside from their facial treatments, they also offer Hand and Foot Care services.

Photo by Maki Cabrera of www.immarkable.com
It was an afternoon of pampering and fun, with feel-good treatments at My Skin Origins. If you are planning to have a SPArty or Spa Party with your girlfriends, you might want to check out My Skin Origins. It's a perfect place if you want to feel relaxed and be pampered with your girlfriends or celebrate your birthday sparty with them...

You may visit them at their Matina branch or at their first branch in Jacinto (Door 2, #93 Jacinto St., Davao City) and get ready to achieved a fairer and smoother skin. My Skin Origins is now ready to pamper you from head to toe...

Here are their services and corresponding prices:

My Skin Origins Facial and Skincare Center Matina Branch

Visit MySkin Origins Facial and Skincare Center Matina branch now and bring a friend and you'll get 15% discount on all their services until Sept. 8, 2017 only. ;)


For bookings and inquiries, you may message them at 09236576466 or 09082339427.You can also visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MySkinOrigins and Instagram account: http://instagram.com/myskinorigins. :)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Create Your Own Chocolate at Malagos Chocolate Museum

August 15, 2017 0 Comments
Malagos Garden Resort has so much to offer aside from it's beautiful theme park, museums, butterfly sanctuary, petting zoo, playgrounds, and adventure activities such as horseback riding, Sky walker, and etc.

Malagos Garden Resort Davao City

Aside from Durian fruit, Davao Region is also rich in cacao and now the country's cacao and chocolate capital. Malagos Garden has been supporting our local farmers and ensures they make quality chocolates.

Malagos Garden Cacao Farm Davao City

Malagos Garden has their own cacao farm which is just across their 230 square-meter museum. Visitors can experience a tree to bar experience, see how they produce their chocolates from their farm, learn more about cacao farming and how they make their chocolate. Malagos Chocolate Museum is the first Chocolate Museum here in the Philippines.


Malagos Chocolate Museum Tree To Bar Experience
Malagos Chocolate Museum Davao City

Here's a glimpse of what's inside the Malagos Chocolate Museum...

Hand Grinder - Puentespina Leagacy House 1968
Bean Breaker - Puentespina Farms 2003
 


You can also experience to be a Chocolatier for a day and Make Your Own Chocolate at the Malagos Chocolate Lab. 

 

Here's a video of our experience in creating our own chocolates, customized to our desired design and flavors.


It was a fun and learning experience for us, creating our own chocolates for the first time. For P450.00 per 200g, you can create your own chocolates in different ingredients and different designs.


Thank you Malagos Garden Resort! We learned a lot about cacao and chocolates and really had fun at the same time...

Here's the New Parks Entrance Rates and Recreational Activities:

Malagos Garden Resort New Parks Entrance Rates and Recreational Activities Fees

For more information, you can contact them at these numbers:
+639777132223, +6382 224 7438 and +6382 221 1545.

You can also visit their:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings at Snow Shack Davao

July 26, 2017 0 Comments
A new dessert shop just opened last month and we recently had the chance to taste their creamy shaved ice desserts last week. Snow Shack's shaved ice creams are smooth and creamy which are topped with different flavor toppings, fresh fruits and a generous scoop of ice cream...


Snow Shack is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet cravings, they offer a generous amount of their shaved ice desserts which is good for sharing with your good friends, family or special someone. 

The snow shaved ice cream that I've tried are all good, creamy, and the sweetness is just right for my taste. There's an extra condense milk on the side for those who want it to be sweeter, perfect for those who have really sweet tooth. I love that they've added layers of fresh fruits in each layer of their shaved ice desserts makes it more tasty.

Here are some of the Snow Ice Cream that we've tasted at Snow Shack...

Mango Cheese Snow at P230.00
Mangoes and Cheesecake Cubes topped with Vanilla Ice Cream (layered with shaved ice and fresh mmango fruits)...


Choco Brownie Snow at P220.00
Brownie Cubes in Chocolate Ice topped with Chocolate Ice Cream...

Strawberry Snow at 250.00
Strawberries and Cream (layered with shaved ice and fresh strawberry fruits)...


Choco Crumble Snow at P200.00
Oreo bits on Chocolate Ice topped with Vanilla Ice Cream...

 Injeolmi Snow at P180. 
It is loaded with rice cakes, mochi cubes, almonds and cashews... 


Honey Butter Brick Bread at P180.00
Honey Butter Brick Bread topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and Almond nuts...
 
I really enjoyed Snow Shack's Shaved Ice Cream along with my blogger friends. Thank you so much Miss Caryl for inviting us... :)


Photo Credit to Mommy Yasmin of www.imarockstarmom.com...
Snow Shack is located at F. Torres street (K1 Compound), Davao City.
Contact Number: 0917 112 1688

You can also check out their Social Media accounts on: