Jolly University Campus Cook Out – Collegio de San Juan de Letran

LetranIMG_0070If there is one dish extender I am fond of using in my home cooked meals and recipes, it is mushrooms that come in pieces and stems! Mushroom is a great and healthier substitute from meat.Vegetarians very well know this too.

And one household brand that’s an expert in providing mushrooms in the market is JOLLY, one of the leading brands in canned fruits, and vegetables. Great news is that JOLLY  has come up with a learning program – JOLLY University, which aims to encourage college students to LEARN essential industry skills CREATE career milestones and SHARE inspiring values with others.

For its second year, the JOLLY University has toured 7 out of 12 universities all over the metro. Thanks to a blogger friend of mine, I was able to attend the Cook Off Challenge at Colegio de San Juan de Letran. This college is such a historic site since national hero Gat Jose Rizal went to school here as well in his academic years. Letran is now a fusion of old and new buildings!

Various topics were shared to the HRM students by renowned speaker Chef Nina Daza-Puyat on Cooking Demo and Filipino Food. Chef Nina and her family are talented and gifted cooks from their mom the late Nora V. Daza down to her siblings. JOLLY also distributes various wines and Product Manager Ms. Jasmine Capule gave a very interesting brief lectures on Wines 101. A representative from co-partner Uratex Philippines also gave a short talk on the value and benefits of sleep.

My fellow bloggers and myself were also ushered into the food lab where the cook off from three different teams were transpiring. It was interesting to note that these students were not exactly HRMs but some of them were taking up Nutritional Dietetics! While we were sampling some of the entries, the judges were giving their critiques based on taste, presentation and originality among others.

When we got back to the lecture room, the students were having fun with the in between games that emcee Paul Quimbo was officiating.The lucky games winners were handed out various items from the partner sponsors aside from JOLLY goody bags.

After the evaluation by the judges, the team who emerged Cook Out Champs was Team ND Babies composed of Ansel Jeff Beso, Queen Mary Ann Boliche and Cyril Jerome Manning. Their winning dishes were Crispy Chicken with Mushroom and Oyster Sauce and Mandarin Crumble Pie for dessert. CONGRATS guys! Well done!

All competing teams used various products of JOLLY into their recipes including the use of Jolly Cow Condensed Milk, Jolly Mushroom, Jolly Canola Oil, Jolly Corn among others. The winning team automatically gets a slot for the JOLLY University Boot Camp and has earned the right to represent their school for the Grand Culinary Cook Out Finals slated on March 7 2015.

As a token of Thank You and appreciation JOLLY and its co-partners handed over valuable items for the school administration. And it was appreciated back.

Now it’s off to the remaining schools to complete this year’s list of JOLLY University Finalists.

Congratulations Fly Ace Corporation and JOLLY for coming up with this one of a kind university that will hone and inspire more culinary student to excel and make a mark in the food industry.

Many thanks to the passionate people from Fly Ace and JOLLY whom I’ve met during this fun and yummy event. Kudos to Misses Marilou Acuna, Jasmine Capule, MJ Cordova, Chef Mitchie Sison and Mr, Ralph Rebulanan. Extra thank you to blogger friend Sol Razo for extending the invite. 


A Different Kind of “COMET” Is Coming on February 25


“A beautifully rendered experience that excels on nearly every level”  Awards Circuit

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Following the success of the Adam Levine-Kiera Knightley starrer Begin Again, Solar Pictures brings to local cinemas “COMET”– a cosmic love story that is sure to leave audiences with that warm February feeling.

“Comet,” stars Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum (“The Day After Tomorrow,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Mystic River”) and Justin Long (“Live Free or Die Hard,” “He’s Just Not That Into You”).

“Comet” is an original modern love story that follows Kimberly (Rossum) and Dell (Long), who first meet at the Hollywood cemetery where they’ve both come to watch a meteor shower.

Kimberly is brilliant and beautiful; Dell is nerdy and pessimistic, but with an incredibly sharp mind and direct manner. While she and he are not a natural pair, they are cosmically drawn to each other and, under a night sky, luminous with falling stars, they begin their epic love story.

As the opening title card states the events “take place over six years (a few parallel universes over).”

But what starts as a typical romance quickly turns dreamlike as viewers leap back and forth in time, examining their eventual six-year relationship through the lens of their meeting and four other pivotal moments: a monumental fight at a friend’s wedding in Paris; a break up conversation after Dell has moved to New York; a reconnection on a train ride along the California coast; and finally, when Dell pops in on Kimberly unexpectedly in her home in the Hollywood Hills.

The leaps between these moments are seamlessly woven together to create a sense that this love story transcends time and space and that Kimberly and Dell are destined to be together, if not in this universe, then maybe the next.

Content Media introduced and screened the film to international distributors for the first time at the 2014 American Film Market (AFM) last November and was then picked up by Solar Pictures, among other films.

“The universal theme and inventive storytelling in ‘Comet’ have us believing that audiences will really connect with the film,” said Content Media President of Film Jamie Carmichael. “We were drawn in immediately and are happy to have this film…”
COMET opens in cinemas nationwide on February 25, 2014 and is released by Solar Pictures.


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What’s new with Alpenliebe?

Photo 1... Solenn Heussaff Contract signing with Alpenliebe

Alpenliebe unveils its very first endorser, SolennHeussaff

Perfetti Van Melle, makers of all-time Filipino favorites Mentos, ChupaChups, and Fruittella, recently unveiled its very first endorser, Alpenliebe in the flesh—Solenn Heussaff.

Alpenliebe believes that Solenn brings the brand to life with her multi-faceted ways.  Her inner and outer beauty shine in everything she does and sweeps her fans off their feet.  Much like how Alpenliebe’s very smooth and silky finish is just the tip of the iceberg.  The real treasure comes in its ingredients making each and every experience unforgettable.

Present at the contract signing were (from left) Camille G. Aquino, brand manager, Perfetti Van Melle, Benjamin Verhulsel, head of marketing, Philippines & Export Far East markets, Perfetti Van Melle,  Solenn Heussaff and Leah Barlaan-Magdaluyo, client service director, Bates CHI & Partners.

No doubt that the whole country can’t wait for Solenn Heussaff to share more of Alpenliebe’s creamy goodness in the flesh!

MANHID sa CCP – A Restaging


My Birthday Marathon – Condura Skyway 2/1/2015

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My Birthday Marathon too!

Make PhilHealth Run your Valentine’s Run 2015


Above Aesthetics: Beauty Above and Beyond

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