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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Marriott Manila Spreads Bounteous Luck this Year of the Fire Rooster




Treasure and Tradition

In celebration of the biggest festival in the Chinese Lunar calendar, Marriott Manila ushers in the Year of the Fire Rooster with a chest box filled with three traditional delicacies: Tikoy (Nian Gao), Radish Cake (Lo Bak Go), and Taro Cake (Wu Tao Gao).

Executive Chinese Law Wui Wing made sure these delicacies are prepared in the most flavorful and authentic way. The round-shaped 750-gram Tikoy, with a classic sweet taste symbolic to the Chinese culture as it means “higher year”, attracts wealth and luck throughout the year. Likewise, the 500-gram radish and taro cake slices are made using prime ingredients from Hong Kong. These cakes signify good fortune and prosperity.

The elegant red oriental box—whether shared to others as it symbolizes an abundance of luck and prosperity, or placed at the center of your New Year celebration—is available for only Php 1,388 at Marriott Café Bakery, Crema, and the newly-opened Man Ho Chinese restaurant.




Man Ho’s Feast of Good Fortune and Infinite Happiness 

Man Ho is also inviting you to make your New Year celebrations more memorable with a lavish 11-course feast. Choose from two set menus:

The Good Fortune for Php 36,888++ includes marinated radish and black fungus as starters, assorted barbecued meat combination with a covetous suckling pig, braised dried oyster with garlic and vegetables, braised fish lip soup with sea cucumber and black mushroom, sautéed clam meat and sliced chicken with celery chili sauce, steamed live tiger Garoupa fish, deep fried crispy chicken, stir-fried kai lan with ginger sauce, fried rice cooked in Fujian style, and desserts like sweetened red bean cream with dumplings, custard bun with egg yolk, and coconut pudding with red bean.

The Infinite Happiness Set for Php 42, 888++ includes appetizers like smoked fish and Japanese cucumber, roasted goose in Hong Kong style (a rare and first in Manila), roasted suckling pig, braised conpoy with dried oyster and vegetables, braised fish maw soup and shredded duck, sautéed scallops with asparagus in X.O. sauce, steamed live pink Garoupa fish, poached seasonal vegetables with salty egg and preserved egg, fried rice with diced chicken and salty fish, sweetened red bean cream with dumplings, steamed custard bun with egg yolk, and coconut pudding with red bean.

Make your reservations to catch these set menus from January 28 to February 11, 2017.

The Year of the Fire Rooster is looking very auspicious at Marriott Manila and the best way to start it is through a ceremonial dragon and lion dance on January 29 at 5pm. Join the celebration to attract good spirits and push negative energies away!


For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on the hotel’s latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @manilamarirott on Instagram.

Dine, Drink, and Be Pampered Like Ms. Universe at Marriott Hotel Manila

Are you confidently beautiful with a heart? If you are, mark your calendars because as early as January 16, you can dine, drink, and be pampered like a beauty queen at Marriott Hotel Manila!




A Taste of the Universe at Marriott Café

Have a taste of the best cuisines the universe has to offer at Marriott Café. In addition to the splendid array of food in its numerous stations, Marriott Café is offering a taste of the countries that brought home the coveted crown: Mexico’s grilled skirt steaks with tortilla and guacamole, Angola’s arroz de coco e papaia with piri-piri marinated shrimps (rice with papaya and coconut milk), USA’s Texas style BBQ ribs with Mac and Cheese, Venezuela’s Chivo en Coco (goat in coconut stew with rice and fried plantains), Colombia’s Tamales with Hogao (marinated pork wrapped in corn meal with Colombian tomato salsa), and Philippines’ Binacol (chicken soup cooked in tamarind and coconut juice). Great conversations with your family, friends, or business partners will surely revolve around these dishes for dinner at P2,100 per person. 



   
Queen Bee Set Menu at Cru Steakhouse

Wear your elegant evening dress or gown and dine at Cru Steakhouse with its Queen Bee Set Menu: Salmon Carpaccio (salmon gravlax, beetroot salad, and horseradish cream) for appetizer, a hearty soup of Sweet Corn Velouté (organic vegetable fajitas and chive oil), Fillet Mignon (seared foie gras, rosti potatoes, mushroom ragoût, and blueberry sauce) for main course, and Ube Maclair (purple yam macaron, chantilly jellied dalandan coulis, Good Shepherd ube cream, and pili nut crumble) for dessert. This special menu for P3,000 nett is definitely fabulous in every bite!    



 Marriott Café Bakery’s Crown of Confidence and Decadence

Don’t wear it. Eat it! It’s a slice of what it feels to reign as the most beautiful for only P205 nett. The crown of confidence and decadence is a tiara made of moist chocolate cake, salted caramel chocolate ganache, rolled fondant, silver dragée, isomalt blue stone, and handmade pastillage.




Ms. Universe Cocktails at the Greatroom

Fancy a mix fit for a queen? Find the “sash of cocktails” that fit you best, strike a pose, and toast it with friends. The Greatroom serves Ms. Congeniality for P375, Ms. Photogenic for P345, The Runner Ups for P375, The Queen for P360, and Beauty and Brains for P280. 

Ms. Universe Viewing Party at the Hotel Lobby at 8:30 a.m. on January 30 

The party continues with a live telecast of the most beautiful day in the universe. With wit and grace, gather your girlfriends and indulge with every bite and sip as you watch every winning moment of the competition on January 30. If your choice for Pia Wurzbach’s successor is right, you and your Ms. Bulgaria will an overnight stay at a Premium Room of the newly-opened West Wing where you can pamper yourselves in its luxurious amenities complete with fresh cocktails and sumptuous bar chows.  

All these are a confidently beautiful experience you shouldn’t miss. At Marriott Hotel Manila, you will dine, drink, and be treated like a beauty queen.  


For more information, please call 988 9999 or visit www.manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/MarriottHotelManila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Active Life Chicago PT Opens Clinics on different branches

The Philippines has always been lagging in a lot of things. Fashion, infrastructure, and medicinal breakthrough. This is the main reason why a lot of rich people go abroad to have their pains and illness taken cared of. We don’t have the latest technology nor do we have an advanced know how on what really works and what doesn’t. 



Dr. Ronald Samaniego realized this predicament and decided after over a decade of gaining experience and knowledge in Seattle that the Philippines is where he wants to practice what he has mastered when it comes to physical therapy. He is a doctor of physical therapy who have over 10 years of experience. He also went through one of the most painful things that can happen to your muscle which is an ACL and so he knows what it is like to be on the other side of the fence. 



This is why Active Life Chicago PT was put up. Dr. Ronald Samaniego believes that even when you are going through physical therapy, one can maintain an active lifestyle. He encourages movement and not just letting your muscles rot. He also believes that with the right program, almost anyone can recover from pain and bring back muscles that may have atrophied. 



Active Life Chicago PT currently has over 10 clinics all over the metro which makes them easy to access for commuters. It can be quite challenging for the regular people who simply commute when specialty clinics are located in areas that are hard to get to without a car. This is one of the considerations that Active Life Chicago PT kept in mind and so they put up clinics in Mandaluyong, Quezon Avenue, Caloocan, Alabang, Nuvali, Bulacan, Binondo, Fairview, Makati, BGC, Antipolo, Pasay-Buendia, and Pampanga. 

The good news for HMO holders (Cocolife, Maxicare, Medicard, PhilCare and ValuCare (subject to insurance approval) is that Active Life Chicago PT accepts them. However, they need to abide by the rules and regulations of the specified HMO. Active Life does not use hot packs, TENS, or ultrasound therapy. These are traditional methods that do not bring out results. Active Life is all about results and they want to see it within 3 sessions. As such, they only accept stroke patients within 6 months of the stroke because the longer it takes, the more impossible it is to be treated. 

Active Life is not a miracle worker. They simply apply the latest technology and listen to what the patients complain of. They have video proofs on their Facebook accounts, client testimonials, and paying celebrities who believe in them. For those who are experiencing pain, chronic or otherwise, call call (02) 997-5704 or (0977) 292 2215 for a location near you, and for cost inquiries.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Theater House of Black to open theater season



Theater House of Black opens its theater season with its maiden production, this coming with material devised by Carlos Palanca winner, Jay Crisostomo IV and K.H. Dizon, "#14 Leandro Road," a Filipino adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall Of The House Of Usher" which is set on the dark chilly outskirts of the Mountain Province, is scheduled for six performances at Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati on October 7 and 8, 2016.

"#14 Leandro Road" is a horror story, which blurs the line between the real world and the supernatural. It follows Ed/Edna Ramos, a real estate agent, who is invited by Rudy/Pilar Laperal, a grade school friend she hasn't seen for almost 20 years, to come and visit the latter's house. As soon as Ed/Edna arrives, he/she finds out that Rudy/Pilar lives with two other people: his/her ill brother/sister and the family doctor, Dra. Lita Dumas. As the days go by, the house guest finds out that both siblings are suffering from a mental illness. At he same time, both are keeping a secret that has been buried all these years.

Directed by Jay Crisostomo IV, "#14 Leandro Road" stars Harry David/Gold Villar (Ed/Edna), Migui Moreno/Mosang (Rudy/Pilar), Gry Gimena/Alex Leyva (Anton/Anna), Patricia Ismael and Marife Necesito (Dra. Lita Dumas), Peewee O'Hara (Donya Victorina), and May Bayot (Consuelo).

Brillante Mendoza: A Contemporary Filipino Filmmaker in MET's 40th anniversary

Internationally-acclaimed Filipino director Brillante Mendoza will be featured in the first of a series of exhibitions lined up in the last quarter of the year to celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Manila’s 40th anniversary. 

Jaclyn Jose in Brillante Mendoza’s Marosa (2016), a film that tackles small-scale drug selling. Here, Jose plays Rosa, a struggling mother of four, who is arrested for selling drugs. Jose won the Best Actress in the Cannes Film Festival for this film.


Brillante Mendoza: A Contemporary Filipino Filmmaker will showcase the full length films, documentaries and other productions like television commercials that have made Mendoza the celebrated filmmaker that he is today. This will be complemented by film posters and video production equipment that the director himself designed and utilized in his work. Curated by Prof. Leo Abaya, this exhibition is organized in partnership with SM and Center Stage Productions, with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Epson Philippines, PowerMac Station, Max's Restaurant and Manny O Wines.
The exhibition will be on view from September 5 to October 1, 2016.
Mendoza (b.1960) spent the early stages of his career designing sets for various feature films, TV shows and advertisements. He later on entered the film industry and worked with a handful of the Philippines’ top directors, namely Celso Ad Castillo, Peque Gallaga, Chito Roño and and William Pascual. It was only at the age of 45 that Mendoza directed his first full-length film, Masahista (2005), which immediately gained him international recognition. The success of his debut film catapulted his filmmaking career and prompted him to produce more award-winning films: Foster Child (2007), Kinatay (2009), Thy Womb (2012), Taklub (2015) and Ma’Rosa (2016). In 2015 Mendoza was decorated with France’s highest honor for the arts, the Chevalier dansl’Ordre des Arts et Lettres. Brillante Mendoza: A Contemporary Filipino Filmmaker is the first major exhibition on film that the MET is mounting to highlight film and the moving image as a contemporary art form. Film festivals and other events that celebrate Mendoza’s work have been organized here in Philippines and abroad in the past.
This show at the MET, however, will be the first time the Mendoza’s body of work is explored comprehensively and within a museum exhibition context.
The exhibition will be complemented by a set of education programs that includes off-site special screenings of his multi-awarded films at the SM Mall of Asia and the Conrad Hotel, and weekend workshops and lectures. Brillante Mendoza: A Contemporary Filipino Filmmaker will also launch the MET’s public program, Free Admission Tuesday. Starting September 6, 2016, the public can enjoy viewing all of MET’s galleries for free every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is located at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd.,
Manila It is open from Monday until Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For inquiries, call (02) 708-7828 or email info@metmuseum.ph.

Interact with Their Pets from Afar with Pawbo+




Pawbo, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer, today announced the release of the new Pawbo+ interactive wireless pet camera with treat dispensing and laser pointing capabilities. The new product is an extension of Acers BeingWare™ initiative, as an integrated hardware, software, and service solution, and exemplifies the Acer Group’s mission to break barriers between people and technology.
No More Lonely Pets
Pawbo+ is designed for pet owners that have to leave their cats or small dogs at home alone throughout the day. Its internet-enabled wide-angle camera (130-degrees) and speaker/microphone combo let users check in on their pets visually and talk to them to provide comfort from afar. Such daily interactions can help to reduce pet anxiety caused by prolonged durations of being alone. With privacy in mind, the camera is designed to point slightly downward so that it only captures what pets are doing, while all communication is encrypted for added peace of mind.  
A Fun and Interactive Experience
Using an iOS or Android device to view one’s pet remotely is just the first step. Pawbo+ also includes a collection of unique features that make viewing sessions playful and fun. Users can log in and serve up a tasty treat stored in Pawbo+’s built-in storage tray. Multiple ringtone notifications and treats help train pets to respond and encourage pets good behaviors. Pawbo+ has an integrated laser pointer that can be activated remotely to give owners a fun way to interact with their pets and keep them active.


Smart Design and Sharing
Designed for the modern lifestyle, Pawbo+ features an organic oval shape profile that sits stylishly in any corner of the home. Up to 8 concurrent users can log in to view Pawbo+ live streams, and the device can also be integrated with Dropbox and Google Drive so users can save their precious videos on the cloud easily. The Pawbo+ app also allows seamless photo sharing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The More the Merrier
Pet owners can expand the capabilities of Pawbo+  with 4 soon-to-be available accessories, including Pawbo Flash (artificial lighting for camera), Pawbo Munch (additional treat dispenser), Pawbo Catch (cat teaser), and Pawbo Punch (whac-a-mole game).
Pricing and Availability
Pawbo+ will be available for online pre-order on Sep 1st for customers in the United States, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Taiwan at USD$169 with free shipping[1].
Exact specifications, prices and availability of the device will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please visit www.pawbo.com.
The Pawbo+ was unveiled today at the next@acer press event at IFA in Germany, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for families, students and professionals. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.