Cover Boy Tommy Esguerra for Social Serye Book Launch

tommy5Christian and Anne 
Book Launching featuring PBB’s
TOMMY ESGUERRA with author Dolce Amore 

June 18, 2016 
National Bookstore, 
Published by: ABS CBN Publishing Inc.

tommy4Always great seeing you Tommy! Thank you for your insert page personal message. 


Happy Father’s Day 2016

fathers-day2Happy Father’s Day 
June 19 2016 

Wishing all the dad’s and father’s and single mom’s all around a very happy one! Of course wishing my very own Daddy-yow a happy celebration. We’re going to treat him for a buffet lunch! So no dieting for today, haha! 
We love you Daddy!!!  ♥♥♥
Great health and God bless you more. Many more #HappyFathersDay to come! 

Sun Life Financial Strongly Advices “Money 4 Life”

piolojapanThe days and years are getting to be unpredictable when it comes to a person’s financial stature. How we wished that we could always have cash or savings in a snap but there are times one gets cashstrapped. And we always promise ourselves we will save and save but half heartedly.

That is why a stable financial institution like that of Sun Life Financial PH strongly advices to reflect and comes up with plans suited for our needs.

Financial Independence is closely related to the concept of Early Retirement. A concept of which having a sufficient personal wealth to live, without having to work actively for basic needs and wants. For some they look it as little differently and hard to apply to all of us. Financial Independence means to be able to completely support yourself without the help of outside parties, including your family, friends or partners.
sunlifeRizaPresident and CEO Ms Riza Mantaring shared with us her status report of Sun Life PH and how it is faring out there. Overall favorable and promising as always.

She shares, “At Sun Life, we always dare to dream big. More so if the stakes are high. This is the country’s future we’re talking about, after all. Setting high targets will push us to do more, and will allow us to make a greater contribution to our country’s future.”

To help inspire the public to know how to plan for their future, SUN LIFE of Canada (Philippines), Inc.,  a top ranked and longest standing Life Insurance here in the Philippines launched Money for Life held at the Shangri-La Makati. Top management Speakers and Guests were present that day. The event aims to tackled overwhelming testimonials of young financially independent to create a realistic, comprehensive, customized financial planning program that will help us have a sufficient funds in every stage of life.

sunlifeSpeakerWith this, Sun Life Philippines came up with an idea of having a visual reality video of which we are transported to a scenario, an experience that will take us to get to know more about Money life in a 360 way.
sunlifebus“Bus to the future” will enable the viewers to live the dream and Sun Life’s life insurance and investment products. Viewable with a VR headset, the video can be experience in a customized bus called “Bus to the Future”.

This will be making its way to different malls and campuses nationwide.

Among the stops are Global City High Street (June 11) , Eastwood (June 19), , SM City Cebu (June 25) and Solenad Nuvali (July 2). Meanwhile to make sure that the youth will be inspired early to invest and save. The Bus to the Future will also park at Mapua Institute of Technology on (June2) , Ateneo Graduate School (June 12) , De La Salle University (June 16) , University of the Philippines (June 17), San Sebastian College (June 20),  University of San Carlos Cebu (June 24), Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila (June 29) , and University of the Philippines Los Banos (June 30). In all this stops Sunlife advisors will also be on hand to accommodate any inquiries.

Sun Life declares The month of June as “Financial Independence Month” that includes the coop with 8990 Holdings, Inc one of the top mass housing developers to promote financial literacy.

Meanwhile, those who will not able to visit the “Bus to the Future” stops will still get a boost in their financial journey with the Money For Life e planner. Just log on to to start their financial planning.

sunlifeBloggersI had a fun time gracing and sharing this Sun Life PH event with these dear fellow bloggers. Many thanks Brian Macasa and Arnel Bautista for the kind invite.  ☺☺

Photo Credits: Many thanks Roselle Toledo & Brian Macasa. 

From Meralco: Lower Energy Rates this June!

Changes in Residential BillsTyphoon season is upon us, but don’t expect sweater or blanket weather soon. It’s still hot and humid! What’s hotter is Meralco’s good news: lower electricity rates this June!

The country’s largest power distributor has announced that residential rates would go down by around Php 0.13 per kWh this month. Meralco says the rate reduction is due to lower generation charges, which is the cost of producing electricity collected by Meralco in behalf of generation companies. In fact, this June’s generation charge is the lowest since October 2004.

Electricity rates 2014-June 2016Aside from the reduced generation charge, taxes and other charges were also lower at Php 0.033 per kWh. Meralco’s distribution, supply, and metering charges have remained unchanged for nearly a year now.

For an average Filipino household consuming around 200 kWh every month, the new rates mean a reduction of around Php 25 in their June bill.

Changes in Residential BillsMeanwhile, typhoon season also brings floods to many areas in Metro Manila. We can avoid accidents at home by keeping in mind these safety reminders from Meralco:

  • Turn off the circuit breaker or main power switch when it’s starting to flood.
  • Unscrew the light bulbs and unplug appliances.
  • When cleaning your circuit breaker, fuse and main power switch, wear rubber gloves and rubber-soled shoes to prevent electrocution.
  • Always hire a licensed electrician to check the electrical wiring. Don’t do it on your own!
  • Bring in your flood-submerged appliances to a professional before turning them on or using them again.

For more Meralco safety tips or if you have any questions, just visit the website, or follow them on Twitter (@meralco) and Facebook ( You may also call the Meralco 24-hour Call Center at 16211.

Meralco Spokesperson Joe Zaldarriaga showing the decrease in electricity rates this June 2016

Flavorful Days Are Best With Gardenia

Gardenia Butterscotch Mango Sans Rival-0603For Gardenia bread lovers out there like Yours Truly, the possibilities of creating something delicious and creative with its many flavored loaves is endless!

Who can resist a succulently smooth, creamy and caramel-y Gardenia Amazing Butterscotch loaf filled with flavorful butterscotch chips? And hey, did you know that this can be transformed to another sweet pick?

Try this easy-to-create sans rival using Gardenia Butterscotch:

Gardenia Butterscotch Mango Sans Rival


3 pcs Butterscotch Loaf

¼ cup butter

1 tbsp ripe mango, sliced

1 tbsp nuts, chopped

2 pcs chocolate bars

1 tbsp powdered Sugar – 1 tbsp

1. Get 3 slices of Gardenia Amazing Butterscotch Loaf and trim the sides.

2.Combine butter, evaporated milk and powdered sugar until becomes smooth.

3. Spread the butter cream mixture into the trimmed breads then put sliced ripe mangoes on top and sprinkle chopped nuts. 4. Stack all breads onto each other. Spread the butter cream on the bread sides and apply nuts.

4. Chill overnight.

Serve and enjoy!

Wait, there’s more! Gardenia’s amazing flavored line has also a black forest loaf, a lusciously soft, moist bread rich in chocolate filling, laden with sweet, succulent cherries.

Make your day more flavorful anytime of the day with a bite of your favorite dessert made with your favorite bread!
I’m headed out now to the nearest supermarket to replenish my yummy Gardenia supplies. ☺

More exciting and innovative recipes using Gardenia breads can be discovered!
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Adobo Movement evite

Just a few days ago, I had the privilege to attend and taste not one, not two but at least 14 different types and cooking preferences of the ADOBO! What a cool and yummy adobo feast right? The objective of the event initiated by Nutri Asia’s Datu Puti and Mercato Centrale is for us blogger’s to vote and come up with the Blogger’s Choice Award of the best adobo taste and presentation out of the delicious finalists. 
Dadding’s Kitchenette Adobong Ensalada. A savory salad of Adobo flakes, red egg and ripe mangoes.
Dayrit’s Pork Adobong Laing Pinangat won the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge.  What Chef Miguel Dayrit was combine Pork Adobo and Laing Pinangat. Two Filipino favorites, Adobo and Laing, in one unique and flavorful dish. And it worked like magic! You would be surprised this award-winning dish is not yet even part of the resto’s regular menu. Hopefully very soon! ☺

Here were some of the snap shots of that delish event and how yummy successful it turned out to be. 

DSC_0933Media and Bloggers checking out different derivations and incarnations of the traditional adobo dishes.
Good Meal Hunting’s Fried Chicken Adobo on fire






DSC_0938Hunger Buster Adoburger, made from 100% pire beef patty with Kiwi and special sauce.
DSC_1127 Lariza’s Seafood Adobo, a mix of crab, shrimp, and mussels cooked adobo style and topped with cheese.


DSC_1233Awarding of the Adobo Challenge Media and Bloggers’ Choice Award. (From left :RJ Ledesma of Mercato Centrale; Miguel Dayrit, Chef and 3rd Generation owner of  Dayrit’s Roast Beef; Gretchen King, Datu Puti Sr. Brand Manager and Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet).

Congrats Chef Miguel Dayrit! Told you that dish was something else and had a great kick! ☺☺

adobogyozaFat Ninja Gyoza’s Clear Fat Ninja Adobo Gyoza is pork adobo shredded and stuffed in gyoza wrappers, pan-fried until crispy underneath and chewy on top.
adobosmoke adobotarpSee you all again on June 11, 2016 at BGC Mercato starting 6PM for another round of Adobo Invasion prepared and presented by the merchants of Mercato and together let’s rally for adobo to be our national viand better known as “ulam”!

*Many thanks to Nutri Asia’s Datu Puti, Ms. Marcie Linao and Wazzup Pilipinas for this delish event!


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