Friday, April 21, 2017

DFAT 2017 - Saging Repablik

April 21, 2017 0 Comments
Saging Repablik is a great place to hangout with friends and family.  They serve different kinds of food with a twist of banana in it... Their Humbananacue and Spare Ribs with Banana BBQ Sauce is a must try, the meat is so tender and tasty. And you gotta try their best-sellers too which is the Pork and Chicken Sisag  and the different flavors of Gatchips. What I really love is their Banana Walnut Torte, it's sooo delicious..


If you're fond of DIY, you can try their  "Create your own bananacue", they have a station where you can make your own banana with chocolate fondue in different kind of toppings. You can share your creations afterwards on social media with the hashtags: #createyourownbananacue, #sagingrepablik and #mysagingrepablikbananacue.

It was my first time to visit and dine at Saging Repablik and I had a great time with fellow bloggers from Manila, Cebu, General Santos and Davao during the Davao Food Appreciation Tour.

To sum up our experience at Saging Repablik, watch this video below... ;)
  
Thank you so much Saging Republik for hosting this year's Davao Food Appreciation Tour!

Saging Repablik is located at Tionko St. Corner V. Mapa St. Davao City.

You can also visit and like their Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/sagingrepablik.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beef Broccoli in Oyster Sauce

April 20, 2017 0 Comments
I experimented and tried cooking Beef Broccoli in Oyster Sauce for the first time. 

The ingredients that I used are:
  • 1-2 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Broccoli
  • Beef (sliced thinly)
  • Cornstarch (diluted in water)
So, first, I blanched the broccoli that we bought at the market for around 2-3 minutes, drained some excess water and set it aside. Heated the pan for a while and then I added the beef. After the beef is almost cooked, I started adding the onions and stir it for a while. Then I added the oyster sauce, cornstarch which was diluted in water and lastly the broccoli.


I actually just estimated the ingredients and calculated it on my own, so I can't give the exact amount that I put in the recipe... Hehehe... I'm not really good in cooking unlike my hubby, but anyway, I think it was a success because my little one liked it. ;)

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Monday, February 27, 2017

S&R New York Style Pizza Blessing and Grand Opening at Gaisano Mall of Davao

February 27, 2017 0 Comments

S&R New York Style Pizza has officially opened it's second stand alone pizza parlor at Gaisano Mall of Davao. Thank you S&R and Miss Cherry Maning for inviting us. The Davao Bloggers Society is so honored to be part of the Blessing and Grand Opening of S&R New York Style Pizza last February 24, 2017.

 In the photo (L-R): Ms. Margie Calalay, District Manager; Mr. Anthony Sy, President of S&R Membership Shopping; Ms. Cherry Maning, CEO and President of GCF Corp.; Mr. Jose "Beling" Rodriguez, ABS-CBN Regional Prime Director


After the blessing and ribbon cutting, there was a dragon dance performance. In Chinese, dragon dance is believed to bring good luck to people, therefore the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring. 
 

Here are the Davao Bloggers Society members enjoying the treats from S&R, photo by Jim of www.digitaldavao.com.

Chicken Caesar Salad and Pepperoni Pizza (Photo by Naprey Almario of www.behindrollingchair.com)
Garlic Shrimp Pizza (Photo by Ria Jose of  www.diyosalife.com)

And here we are,  the Davao Bloggers Society members with Miss Cherry Maning. Thank you so much for inviting us. 


If you want to experience the best tasting pizzas in town, head on to S&R New York Style Pizza which is located at the 2nd floor of Gaisano Mall of Davao. No Membership needed, so you can just go and dine there with your friends and family. For those who have S&R membership cards, you can present it upon ordering and you'll get 5% OFF on your food purchase.


S&R New York Style Pizza is open on Monday to Sunday at 10 AM until 9 PM. You can check out their Facebook Page S&R Membership (Official) for more updates and promos. :)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mammillaria Beneckei a.k.a. Fish Hook Cactus

February 16, 2017 2 Comments
Here's one of my Cactus Collection, the Mammillaria Beneckei also known as Fish Hook Cactus


Photo taken on October 2016.

It's called a Fish Hook Cactus because it's tubercle looks like a Fish Hook. The Mammillaria Beneckei's has a white radial spines and brown hooked centrals. 
  

It's soil mixture are garden soil, rice hull and pumice, topped with lava rocks... I water them with rain water once a week or tapped water if it's not raining for a long time. :)

These two fish hook cactus has been with me for a year already and I am eager to see if it's flowers are pink or yellow. I hope it will bloom soon... :)

If you are a Cactus and Succulent collector and you're from Davao or Mindanao, you can message me and I'll add you into our group. We'll be having our second meet-up this month of February and I am excited to see and meet some new members from Davao City and nearby places. There will a "Raffle" and I will be donating this cutie li'l aloe for the raffle. It has a new baby coming up and I hope it's soon to be owner will love and take care of this too... Some members also donated pots, pebbles, cactus, succulents, dish garden, etc. So, I think, no one will leave empty handed on our upcoming meet-up... :)


I don't have it's specific name, all i know is it's from the Aloe Family... So, if you know what kind of an aloe is this, kindly leave a comment below. I would really appreciate it! Thanks! ;)

UPDATE: This is not a Mammillaria Grahamii as what I have posted last February. I'm sorry I got it confused to M. Grahamii, this cactus is actually a Mammillaria Beneckei. :) Here is it's latest photo (June 2017). It has two new offsets, I'm still waiting for it to bloom... Hopefully, soon... ;)


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum Game

January 25, 2017 0 Comments
 

I've tried this app called LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum and I got so hooked up with it. The Disney Tsum Tsum plushies looks so cute and I love the Disney characters inside this addictive puzzle game.

The first Tsum Tsum that I acquired is Mickey Mouse, followed by Donald Duck and I got Princess Elsa when I opened a Premium Box.


Here's How to Play the Disney Tsum Tsum:
  • Connect 3 or more of the same Tsums to eliminate them.
  • The more Tsums you connect, the more points you’ll get!
  • Trigger off Fever Mode to rack up a whole bunch of extra points!
  • Collect Tsums and set your favorite as your MyTsum.
  • Each Tsum has a different skill. Use the one that matches your play style! Find a strategy that works for you personally!
Each Tsum Tsum has a special ability and as for me, I like Princess Ariel and Jasmine. Ariel can clear a circle of Tsum Tsum while Jasmine can clear a horizontal line of Disney Tsum Tsum. :)


In the game, you can earn coins, points, and experience. You can buy a box at the Tsum Tsum Store, you can choose between a Happiness Box which costs 10,000 or a Premium Box which costs 30,000. There's one Tsum in each box and if you get a Tsum that you already have, it's Skill Level will increase.

Hearts are necessary to play the game. Every time you play the game, one Heart is used. One Heart is recovered every 15 minutes but you can also ask for some hearts from your friends if you ran out of it.

There's a Disney Tsum Tsum Cinderella Event which ends tonight. In teh event, you will play and gather magic bottles to make dresses for Cinderella, Snow White and Aurora... If you still haven't completed it, go on and try playing each card. You will get a Prince Charming a Skill Ticket for each completed card.


I just finished completing all of the event cards... 

 And I got Cinderella Tsum Tsum...
 Prince Charming Tsum Tsum
And a Cinderella Event Pin!
 

I am now in level 17 with the 19 Tsum Tsums: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip, Dale, Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Christopher Robin, Roo, Bambi, Ariel, Elsa, Jasmine, Princess Aurora, Cinderella, and Prince Charming. :)

Are you playing this game too? Add me up, and say Hi! :) Here's my LINE QR Code:
 
By the way, LINE Disney Tsum Tsum is published by LINE under license from Disney. :)

Sony Xperia C4's Technical Issue - Not Turning On

January 25, 2017 0 Comments

Last night, my Sony Xperia C4's battery got drained. So, I charged it. It took a while to charge, like more than 4 hours already and the charging light is still red. So, I tried to turn it on but it won't turn on! I tried pressing the Power button for 10 seconds, hoping it will turn on afterwards but it didn't.

I remember I have the same problem with my Samsung Galaxy Tab before and I was successful in turning my device on by Pressing the Power button and the Volume down at the same time. So, I tried doing the same procedure in my Sony Xperia C4, but still it won't turn on. 

So, I searched online and I already did the tips they've shared on my device but it won't turn on. So, I let it rest for a few hours and started to press the Power button and the Volume down at the same time again and I was SO HAPPY because it finally turned ON! Yay!

I was actually worried for a while but I'm happy now that it's back to normal again... :)

Have you experience this No Power Problem with your Android devices? I hope this post helps. The procedure is applicable in most of the Android devices, because it also worked in my Samsung Tab... :)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

How to Stop Facebook Messenger from Automatically Saving Images on My Android Phone

January 19, 2017 0 Comments
I recently downloaded the Facebook Messenger app on my android phone. One thing that bugs me is the photos or images that has been sent from the messenger are automatically saved in my phone's gallery. It is weird at first because, I thought it was just my daughter, tinkering on my cellphone again. But, I haven't let her touch my phone for how many days already and there are still photos from our Facebook group chats that are saved on my gallery. 

Have you experienced having the same issue? It's quite annoying cause some of the images are unnecessary. 

I tried checking on my phone's settings but I didn't see anything there. I tried opening my Facebook Messenger and looked at the settings. At first I was confused where the setting is, then I tried tapping this cute icon on the top right corner (see image below).


Select Photos & Media...


Then, under Save Photos, turn off the Save incoming photos to your Gallery.


And I'm done! So, this is How to Stop Facebook Messenger from Automatically Saving Images on My Android Phone. Now I don't have to keep on deleting unnecessary photos on my gallery. :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Recycling Tin Cans as Succulent Containers

January 10, 2017 0 Comments
If you have some tin cans on your home, you can use them as plant containers. We have a few tin cans from the luncheon meats that we bought at the grocery. So, I tried to recycle it. It's actually my first time to recycle a tin can and used it on my succulent plant. It turned out good and I am loving it!
You can use it as a table centerpiece or anywhere in your home or office, as long as it can get enough sunlight. It's also a great way to give as a gift to a succulent lover or use it as giveaways for parties or any events.


It was just easy doing this DIY recycled tin cans. If you already have the tin cans, the first thing you should do is remove the label, wash and clean it and let it dry.

When it's already dry, you can start making a few holes at the bottom of the tin cans. I used a hammer and nail on my recycled tin can.

Once it's done, you can start putting some little stones at the bottom for drainage. Then you can start adding the soil and your chosen succulents in it. You can also add some stones on the top soil as decorations. :)


You can make this DIY containers for any plants, I am so into cactus and succulents that's why I choose it on this container. If you are into cactus and succulents too and you live in Davao, you can join our group in Facebook which is Cactus and Succulents Davao and Cactus and Succulents Mindanao. :)

I just can't stop looking at these beautiful items that I found online and wanted to share this to everyone, especially those who loves Cactus and Succulents. If you're a cactus and succulent lover, like me, you know what I mean... These cactus and succulents items are really cute and it's good for home decorations, just like this Cactus Candles. Aren't they cute?


This LED Cactus Light is also cute, I'd love to have one of these in my room... Such a cutie cactus night lamp, not just for kids but for adults too... ;)


These cactus throw pillows are great addition to your sofa, i just love it's cute designs...