Wednesday, April 24, 2013


I just found out about a new entertainment place in town.  Ironically, I learned it from a friend from Tacloban City.  He's in town; and, we went there to see and try the place.

The place is the Eclipse Lounge in Solaire Resort and Casino, which is located near SM MOA.
The band was already playing halfway of its first set when we arrived at about 9:30 pm.  It's the only band that's performing for three sets at 30 minutes per set.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Omie Rivera for Vice Mayor of San Mateo, Rizal

Bartolome "Omie" Rivera is the current Vice Mayor and the Presiding Officer of the Municipality San Mateo, Rizal.  He's now running for his last term as such.  He's under Liberal Party and a member of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO).


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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My lunch for P120

I and two office mates ate lunch at the Food Court of the adjacent BPI Building.

There's a new stall, Pinoy Fiesta, that serves Filipino dishes.  For P120, you get a cup of rice, a viand, a vegetable, half salted egg with slices of tomato and pipino, and a dessert.  For P170, you get the same items plus another viand.

There are lot of choices; and, I ordered pesang salmon, ampalaya, half salted egg, and pudding.
 That's enough to satiate me.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Family dinner at Kowloon House

I was at the mountain biking.  At a pitstop,  I checked my phone and read Wifey's text that we dine using her voucher at Barrio Fiesta in Mega Mall tonight.

But, I didn't want to drive from Novaliches to Mega Mall and vice versa.  So, I offered to have dinner at the nearest Don Cuisine Restaurant instead.  I'd rather pay than drive.

However, they opted the nearby Chinese restaurant - Kowloon House.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Senatoriables - 2013

Election day is set on May 13, 2013 (Monday).  Oh!  It's just a month away.

The list of the 33 official candidates for Philippine Senators (in alphabetical order based on the first name) sans their political parties:
  1. Alan Peter Cayetano
  2. Ana Theresia “Risa” Hontiveros-Baraquel
  3. Antonio Trillanes IV
  4. Aquilino Martin "Koko" Pimentel III
  5. Baldomero Falcone
  6. Christian Señeres
  7. Cynthia Villar
  8. Ernesto Maceda 
  9. Eduardo "Eddie" Villanueva
  10. Edward Hagedorn
  11. Francis “Chiz” Escudero
  12. Grace Poe-Llamanzares
  13. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan
  14. Greco Antonious Beda Belgica
  15. John Carlos De Los Reyes
  16. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito
  17. Juan Edgardo Angara
  18. Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri
  19. Juan Ponce “Jack” Enrile Jr.
  20. Loren Legarda
  21. Margarita “Tin-Tin” Cojuangco
  22. Maria Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal
  23. Maria Lourdes Nancy Binay
  24. Maria Milagros “Mitos” Magsaysay
  25. Marwil Llasos
  26. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV
  27. Ramon Magsaysay Jr.
  28. Ramon Montaño
  29. Richard “Dick” Gordon
  30. Ricardo Penson
  31. Rizalito David
  32. Samson Alcantara
  33. Teodoro “Teddy” Casiño.
11 candidates are current or former senators;  7 current or former representatives; 1 a mayor; 2 served in the government; 3 related to the President or Vice-President; 1 a religious leader; and 8 don't ring a bell to me.

The term for the 12 winning candidates is 6 years.

If you haven't chosen your candidates or not completed your list yet, start choosing now!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Army Navy (Burger + Burrito)

I've learned about this restaurant from a mountain biking forum about two years.  But, I haven't tried it until yesterday.

I was in Trinoma last night with Wifey for our dinner.  Lo and behold, I spotted this restaurant.
Intrigued and curious, I scrutinized the menu.  It has a lot of selections to choose from: burgers, burritos, tortillas, tacos and more . . .
At last, this is my opportunity to try it's burger for my dinner.  I ordered the classic single quarter pound burger.  And, it's good.

I salute you, Army Navy!  Better try it!

Merrell Adventure Run

Run on the rugged side.  That is, you'll run off road, on trails, on the mountain with scenic views.

The event will be held on April 27, 2013 at Mt. Sinai, Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo Rizal.  Registration is extended until April 15, 2013.

For more information, visit Merrell’s Facebook page at

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Dagupan Ciy Bangus Festival 2013

Bangus (milkfish) is the Philippine's national fish.

And, I love eating bangus; howsoever it's cooked - fried, grilled, steak, smoked, steamed, sisig, relleno (stuffed), with any kind of broth, even raw (kinilaw), etc.

The species of bangus that I like most are those harvested from Bonuan, Dagupan City.

And, Dagupan City is holding the Bangus Festival 2013 from April 22 up to May 1, 2013.

For the schedule of activities, please visit Senyoritadotnet.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor)

Most employees are rejoicing today; because, it's the 71st anniversary of Araw ng Kagitingan a.k.a. Bataan Day - a Philippine regular holiday.  And, those who would report for work shall receive double pay based on their basic salary.

The Filipinos commemorate the Fall of Bataan during the Japanese invasion and the courage of the Filipino and American soldiers during World War I.  Let's salute them.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Cheaper medicine

Medicines, nowadays, will cost an arm and a leg.  Thus, getting sick is not a good idea!

I'm diabetic!  And, my doctor prescribed me maintenance drugs, one of which is Metformin Hydrochloride (HCl).

At the drugstore, the pharmacist asked me what brand.  And, I inquired for the prices.  RiteMED brand is P2.50 / tablet; while, the branded one is P8:50 / tablet.  Without thinking, I purchased the RiteMED brand.  For 60 tablets, the cost is P150 only; hence, I saved P360 or 71%. 

Even there's option for cheaper medicines, getting sick is still not a good idea.

Be healthy always!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Groto ni Birhen Maria

There's a Worship Center situated within the 45-hectare land of Elizabeth Place in Balanga City, which is located along the Roman Highway.  It's called "Groto ni Birhen Maria".
The worship center is situated in the interior of the complex; hence, it can't be seen from the highway.

We found out about this church because a relative will be wed here this coming May.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

My breakfast of egg & kani sandwich

Egg and kani sandwich with a glass of iced cold tea (no sugar) - my breakfast before I went mountain biking today.

One egg - scrambled and fried, three sticks of kani, lettuce, mayonnaise, and Gardenia wheat bread.
Now, I'm ready to go mountain biking.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Our Lunch at Chicken Bacolod

It's already almost 1:00 PM; and, Wifey and I were already starving.  A minute more; and, we might die with open eyes.

Along the way, we're choosing for restaurant to dine in; Jolibee, Chow King, KFC, McDonald, Kowloon and, bulls eye - we spotted Chicken Bacolod.
We ordered batchoy (noodle soup), two chicken thigh inasal (grilled), and a chicken tail inasal.
After devouring my food, I still felt not satisfied.  I again looked at the menu and ordered turon (fried banana in lumpia wrapper).
Wifey loves this place.  Aside from the nice food, the ingredients of batchoy are beef and no pork.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Run United 2 2013

It you're a running enthusiast, here's another event for you - RUN United 2 2013.

It will be held on June 2, 2013 with Ceelin 500m dash, 10k, 21k and 32k race categories. All categories will have a start and finish line at the SM Mall of Asia.

For more information, please click here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Snack at World Chicken

My afternoon snack at World Chicken - grilled chicken with farm fresh mushroom sauce and fried banana siding:

The grilled chicken is good; and, the menu has lots of sauces and sidings to choose from.

Now, I could drive home after the number coding  period without worrying about getting hungry.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Re-elect Dan Tentativa for Councilor

My good friend and office mate is running for re-election (second term) as Councilor of the Municipality of Isabel, Leyte.

Last election, he landed number 3 despite being an Independent candidate.  Now, he belongs to the NPC Party.

I'm appealing to you, Isabelanons, to vote for Dan again as your Councilor.