July 23, 2014

Valentine's Day Postcrossing 2014 batch 4 (final)

23 July 2014

This is the Final batch I received from Valentine's Day Postcrossing 2014. Sadly, I thought I posted this already but when I reviewed my cards, this card is not yet posted because I am waiting for the final card so that I will post it together. Until now, that final card is still undelivered as of this time. I dont know what is the reason for the delay, it might be lost in transit or just simply not given. Moving on,

To view the Intro and the First Batch click this link - http://www.agent112778.com/2014/02/valentines-day-postcrossing-2014-batch-1.html
and this link is for the second batch - http://www.agent112778.com/2014/03/valentines-day-postcrossing-2014-batch-2.html
and this link will lead you the the third batch - http://www.agent112778.com/2014/03/valentines-day-postcrossing-2014-batch-3.html

Fourth and Final Batch

Received last 17 March 2014, a total of one. This is from the town of Pagbilao in Quezon Province.


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Thank you once again to all participants of this card swap, until next time :D

July 7, 2014

Village Tavern's 18 New and Sumptuous Culinary Creations

From small plates, pizza, pasta, steaks, desserts and other scrumptious dishes in between, there’s something that awaits guests with varying tastes at Village Tavern.

18 new dishes, created by talented chefs (Village Tavern International’s Corporate Chef, US-based Grace Viado, Bistro Group’s Corporate Chef Josh Boutwood and new Bistro R & D chef Jason Stacy), now grace the restaurant’s menu. With three culinary stalwarts sharing their expertise to plump up Village Tavern’s food offerings, the results are exceptional.

Guests can feast on Three-Cheese Elote, a “small plate” that is perfect to nibble on while sipping your favorite drink. The appetizer section of the menu, meanwhile, gets a boost with the Cowboy Chips and Pimiento Cheese Fondido.

Cheese Elote
For those who are partial to food that is healthy and green, Village Tavern offers the classic Cobb Salad, VT Market Salad, and this my personal favorite the Marble Potato Tuna Salad.

Marble Potato Tuna Salad
Now, on to flatbread, pizza and pasta. The new selection includes the Three Cheese Smoked Bacon Flatboard, Bacon and Chicken Pesto Pizza and for your pasta fix, Chorizo Bolognese and Pappardelle al Vongole.

Pizza Margarita
Village Tavern is a place for some serious eats featuring classic American dishes and with this in mind, its three top-rate chefs introduced tavern specialties like French Cut Pork Chop, Honey Mustard Pork & Ribs, Bacon-Wrapped Salmon and Gruyere Cheese Mustard Sauce and Buttered-Seared Halibut.

Bacon Wrapped Salmon
Naturally, a visit to the restaurant will not be complete without tasting its steaks, particularly the new and succulent 14-oz T-Bone that will capture the heart of any discerning meat lover.

Sous Vide Porkchop
Burgers and sandwiches are worth digging into. Sample the mouth-watering Truffle Burger, Foie Gras Burger and the Pimiento Cheese BLT. You simply can’t say no to these beauties!

Finally, a decadent Macadamia Chocolate Fudge is a sweet way to round up your meal.

Village Tavern is a North Carolina-based restaurant, has 10 branches located In the USA with the Philippine store as its first outside the U.S.A Its house specialties include Roasted Pork Belly, Texan Baby Back Ribs, Maryland-Style Crab Cakes and Ten Spice Glazed Salmon and assorted flatbreads made and baked fresh everyday

With its cozy interiors, cool crowd and excellent food selection, Village Tavern is the ideal destination to enjoy a midday repast, cocktails after work and dinner to end your day.

Village Tavern is located at Bonifacio High Street Central. For inquiries and reservations, call 6213245. Like them on FB villagetavernphilippines and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @villagetavernph

June 30, 2014

T.G.I.Friday's 4th of July Treat!

Experience your 4th of July at T.G.I.Friday's and get 40% off your Buffalo Wings! It may not be our independence day but it doesn't mean we can't celebrate! So bring your friends and your Friday-self and enjoy this treat on July 4, 2014!

June 20, 2014

The Best Time to be a Katsuholic

What do we call a person who has exquisite cravings for the best Katsu? Answer: KATSUHOLIC. Mark that word as Tonkatsu by Terazawa brings you KATSUHOLIC WEDNESDAYS! It’s not just a craze but your LOVE FOR KATSU tastily professed!


Tonkatsu by Terazawa is making your June Wednesdays more memorable with an exciting treat! Like their Facebook page and look for the coupon ad photo and make sure to present this to enjoy HALF OFF offer on their Chef’s specialty, Hire Katsu Set—a 120 gram deep fried pork fillet with unlimited miso soup, cabbage and rice on the whole day of June 18 & 25! Enjoy this great serving of tasty, tender pork cutlets fried to perfection. Valid in all branches so there’s no reason not to go and enjoy!

Tonkatsu by Terazawa branches are located at: Ground Floor Centrio Mall CDO, Ground Floor Greenbelt 2, 2nd Floor Lucky Chinatown Mall Manila, Solenad 1 Nuvali and Ground Floor, The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tonkatsuph
Join the hashtag brigade: #KatsuholicWednesday

June 12, 2014

TGIFriday’s is now in Fairview Terraces Mall

Yes! TGIFriday’s brings its own kind of fun, food and service to the new Fairview Terraces Mall!

This TGIFriday’s restaurant is the third branch to sport the brand’s fresh, new look with a 150 seating capacity.


From the moment people step into the restaurant, they will be sublimely cued by hip and modern interiors. Like the flagship store in Glorietta, this branch boasts a “Promise Wall” alerting guests that whichever day of the week, “In here, it’s always Friday.”

A creative rendition of the New York skyline painted on baseball bats catches the eye on one side of the wall. Steeped in Americana, TGIFriday’s looks back on its first-ever opening in New York City, on 1st Avenue and 63rd Street in 1965. The brand’s history is put on view at theHeritage Wall (framed photographs recap TGIFridays history and depict the journey of its founder, Alan Stillman) where guests can appreciate TGIFriday’s values and commitment in serving good food and providing great service dashed with loads of fun.



Other striking interior pieces include the modish flooring, copper Spun (large red droplights), red decorative pendant lights, deep brown wooden spindles and balusters. All these give off a stylish and trendy image. The bar is located side by side with large TV screens and bar stools done in vibrant deep red hue while the lighted black-and-white striped tile flooring highlights the bar area. The cozy C-shaped couch, wooden community tables and square bar stools are modern seating that exude a young, casual and laidback vibe.

At TGIFriday’s Fairview Terraces, the restaurant’s time-honored traditions remain: the cocktails and beverages prepared by world-class bartenders with their bottle-spinning and drink-flipping flair and of course, the delicious American-style comfort food—burgers, ribs, steaks, pastas, fajitas, decadent desserts and more in hefty servings and ebullient and efficient service by the waitstaff. These have been enjoyed by Filipinos for two decades now.

As it’s 16th store in the Philippines, TGIFridays Fairview is expected to be a popular destination when guests crave good food and a great time. In Fairview, any day can be “Friday’s.”

As the restaurant celebrates its 20th anniversary in the Philippines this year, watch for exciting promotions and events at your favorite TGIFriday’s branch.

TGIFriday’s Fairview is located at Level 1 of Fairview Terraces.

To know more about TGIFriday’s, check out:

June 7, 2014

Postcard Mania # 05 : Kentucky Whitetail Bucks

07 June 2014

Intro:


When I was in High School, Insomnia was already part of me. While waiting for Mr. Sandman to pour sand on my eyes, I came across to this movie on TV entitled "84 Charing Cross Road". Its a movie about a two-decade(1949-1969) long distance friendship (New York-London) of two people who loves books. They send not only letters but also includes postcards, food parcels,and virtually everything that the post accepts. That movie made me want to have letters and postcards and make it as my wall paper.

Hopefully  - at this times where post is becoming less important due to technology - its not yet to late to make this dream a reality. Now that I have two blogger friends who started this idea, I will now blog my postcards received. I'll also join this post crossing website so that my postcard collection will roll over.

Main Entry:

Just received a postcard from the State of Kentucky featuring the Whitetail Bucks.


Post card from A Postcard for You
Theme: Whitetail Bucks of Kentucky.
Post date = no indication.
Date Received = 7 June 2014

Thank you so much A Postcard for You. I'll reciprocate very soon.



Photo herein is captured using
Canon Powershot SX130is in
Our Home
last 07 June 2014

kisses

May 16, 2014

14th Segunda Mana Charity Shop Opens

The Donation-in-Kind Program of Caritas Manila, Segunda Mana opened its 14th charity shop last May 9, 2014 at the 5th Level of Metro Point Mall, EDSA Rotonda, Pasay City. 

Rev. Fr. Roberto dela Cruz, the Archdiocesan Minister for Restorative Justice, graced and lead the blessing and ribbon-cutting of the newest branch. As Rev. Fr. Anton Pascual, Caritas Manila’s Executive Director puts it, “Buying is the new way of giving.”


Pre-loved items such as clothes, shoes, bags, toys, home and fashion accessories are donated by generous companies, organizations and individuals which are offered at friendly prices in Segunda Mana stalls. 

This is the 14th branch and the 12th mall-based store for Segunda Mana. Other branches are located at Makati Cinema Square, Isetann Cinerama Complex, Harrison Plaza , StarMall-Edsa, StarMall-Alabang, Victory Central Mall, Victory Shopping Center, Victory Pasay Mall,  Farmer’s Plaza, Sta. Lucia Mall, Riverbank Center-Marikina, San Roque Cathedral and in Caritas Manila Head Office.

Metro Point Mall’s owners and management granted free space and stall for this program of Caritas Manila. 

It’s the mission of Caritas Manila to instil the value of giving as a way of life.  Through its pro-poor programs and efforts, they help sustain and uphold the organization’s mission to develop and empower the disadvantaged and the vulnerable. Caritas Manila’s flagship program focuses on education for the underprivileged youth under its Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP) which currently supports 4,000 students. YSLEP is an integrated youth development program that develops the youth’s potential in terms of knowledge, skills and attitude and trains them to become leaders. It utilizes training and formation that emphasize not just academic excellence but leadership while cultivating moral integrity and social commitment to the poor.

May 14, 2014

Megaworld posts 49% record growth in net income for Q1 2014

Megaworld, the Philippines’ leading property developer and the no. 1 office developer and landlord, posted a net income of P2.69-billion (inclusive of the P604-million non-recurring gain) for the first quarter of 2014, 49-percent higher than the P1.81-billion for the same period in 2013 due to strong residential sales in its various townships, particularly in Newport City, Uptown Bonifacio, McKinley Hill and Eastwood City; and higher leasing income from its office and retail portfolio.

“As we celebrate our 25 years in the real estate industry, we look forward to another record breaking year for Megaworld as we aggressively expand our townships across the country,”says Dr. Andrew L. Tan, chairman and CEO, Megaworld.

On the other hand, Megaworld’s rental income from office developments and lifestyle malls surged to a record 1.7 billion in first quarter 2014, 23percent higher than P1.39 billion same period in 2013. 

Total revenues of Megaworld, together with its subsidiaries Empire East Land Holdings and Suntrust Properties, amounted to P9.94 billion for the first quarter 2014, up 22percent from P8.15 billion forthe same period in 2013.

Megaworld, and its subsidiaries, posted P19.6 billion in reservation sales in the first quarter 2014 which is 9 percent higher compared to same period last year. 

Just last week, the company announced the planned consolidation of Tan’s real estate companies under Megaworld with the acquisition of 49.2% stake of Alliance Global Group, Inc. in Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI).The acquisition brings Megaworld’s majority stake in GERI to 74.96% and increases the property giant’s total land bank to more than 3,900 hectares.

Megaworld is also set to further solidify its position as the leader in office developments in terms of total office space inventory by completing another 112,000 square meters of office spaces this year.  By the end of 2014, the company will have around 712,000 square meters of office spaces in its portfolio with the completion of new state-of-the-art office towers in Uptown Bonifacio, The Mactan Newtown in Cebu, and Iloilo Business Park.

On the retail side, Megaworld is also set to complete additional commercial and retail spaces with the completion of the Venice Grand Canal Mall in McKinley Hill, and some commercial strips at The Mactan Newtown. Megaworld’s existing commercial and retail space portfolio is currently at 304,083 square meters. 

Megaworld has pioneered the “LIVE-WORK-PLAY-LEARN” lifestyle concept for mixed-use communities in the Philippines, which are popularly known as “townships.”

To date, the company has 10 townships all throughout the country covering around 300 hectares of land. This includes the 17-hectare Eastwood City, which is considered to be the country’s first cyberpark; the 50-hectare McKinley Hill in Fort Bonifacio; the 25-hectare Newport City in Pasay City; the 5-hectare Forbes Town Center in Bonifacio Global City; the 28.8-hectare The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu; the 15.4-hectare Uptown Bonifacio in Bonifacio Global City; the 34.5-hectare McKinley West in Fort Bonifacio; the 12.3-hectare Woodside City in Pasig City; the 11-hectare Davao Park District in Davao City; and the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in Iloilo City. 

Over the past 24 years, the Megaworld Group has emerged as the country’s No. 1 real estate organization.  It has completed more than 320 residential and office buildings with a total area of around 5.6 million square meters.  Currently, about 185 residential, office and hotel buildings with a total area of around 5.4 million square meters are under development.

May 1, 2014

New Jollibee Creamy Shakes and New Combo Meals

01 May 2014
Jollibee Xavier
Corrales street
Cagayan de Oro City


It was a pleasant news from my sisters that Jollibee will offer new creamy shakes and it will be available (today) 1st of May. When I went to my suking Jollibee branch - Jollibee Xavier - I was amaze that it's also available here in Cagayan de Oro. What's more amazing its that it has also has other combo options.


I'll definitely try that one later before going home. Right now ill accompany my wife in her office with this another great combo meals.


I ordered spag-hotdog combo on the go for our snacks in the office. As her nieces always say "sharing is loving".


Head now to Jollibee stores near you and grab these new meals. My heart felt gratitude to Jollibee Xavier Crew for always accommodating me the jolly way. Iba talaga ang notorious na suki :lol:

April 5, 2014

Pilipinas Taj launches Tata Manza, Tata Vista and Tata Xenon at Manila International Auto Show

Prepare to meet four new vehicles from the biggest motor company of India, Tata Motors Limited, the leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles.

The Tata Manza INI sedan, the sporty hatchback Tata Vista INI, two sports pick-ups, the Tata Xenon DLS and the Tata Xenon DLE, plus the mini trucks Tata Ace and Tata Super Ace were unveiled at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Tata Motors, the world’s fifth largest truck manufacturer and fourth largest bus manufacturer is represented locally by Pilipinas Taj Autogroup (TAJ).



“The world trusts the brand Tata, people know the quality and reliability that is synonymous with the name. New innovations and technologies are constantly imbibed in the latest vehicles produced by the brand, such as the new generation of diesel-powered engines for commercial vehicles that deliver durable, fuel-efficient vehicles for motorists worldwide. The introduction of the first Indian car brand in the country also signifies the arrival here of vehicles that are more suited to Asian countries with new features that can stand up to other brands in the market." said David Coyukiat, President and Chairman of Pilipinas Taj Autogroup.

The Tata Manza INI is sleek, has a spacious interior and ample storage, with both power and poise. The Tata Vista INI is youthful and sporty, and comes in fun, bright colors. It too has lots of comfy legroom and runs on a Safire petrol engine unique to Tata Motors.

The Tata Xenon DLS and the Tata Xenon DLE meanwhile are sporty pick-ups, with the DLE sporting a 4x4 Drivetrain and the Tata DLS, 4x2. "They are a perfect blend of looks and performance," Nicky Mariano, TAJ General Manager said.

Also showcased at MIAS and available for retail in the Philippines starting July are the Tata Ace and Tata Super Ace. These diesel mini trucks are durable, fuel-saving and provide optimum capacity for both seating and loading, making for a great vehicle choice for enterprising Pinoys.

"Tata Motors brings affordable, durable vehicles that are fuel-efficient and caters to the needs of the market. It is the leading, most trusted motoring brand in India, and we are confident that we can provide the same quality and value to the Philippine motoring industry," Mariano added.

Tata Motors provides a diverse range of vehicles – from sedans to fire trucks, army vehicles to service trucks and even compact SUVs. The commercial and passenger vehicles of Tata Motors have markets in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia and South America, and has now come to the Philippines.

“The timely arrival of Tata Motors in the country with the resurgence of the Philippine economy will mean that our vehicles can become a partner for growth and development for many Filipinos, especially in the automotive industry. Tata Motors’ vision and objective is to produce vehicles geared to become “workhorses” for driving.” David Coyukiat added.

More models and types of commercial and passenger vehicles of Tata Motors are expected to launch in the Philippines this 2014. Pilipinas Taj Autogroup showrooms for the Tata Manza INI, Tata Vista INI, Tata Xenon DLS, Tata Xenon DLE, Tata Ace and Tata Super Ace are in Marcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal and Barrio Pampanga, Davao City.

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