Chinoy Foodtrip: MASUKI in BINONDO ♥

Craving for authentic chinese food experience? Of course! Manila's Chinatown: BINONDO is "THE PLACE".

As history curves its way to the present, Filipinos adopted the Chinese culture as they were a great part of our own culture's development. But one thing that we Filipinos LOVE is absolutely the Chinese cuisine.

On a recent team bonding with my co-workers, we had this weird adventure trip to Binondo for the greatest Chinese Food experience... after public transportation and long walks...you know what? WE SUCCEEDED!

After asking some Binondo peeps about directions to refrain from getting lost, we found MASUKI a Chinese Restaurant since 1930. Getting back to our history topic, this Mami house was the living legend of the famed Ma Mon Luk Chinese noodles.

As the menu was handed over to our group, I actually felt the hunger that I was ignoring the whole morning! Just in time to dive in to my Chinoy pick of food.

Since it was my first time in MASUKI, I actually want to try EVERYTHING, but of course, my tummy might burst... so I browsed the menu and ordered the one that seems beyond delicious, though I want to apologize, due to hunger, I don't even remember what were my exact orders! Or is it the effect of the food being too yummy that I forgot their names? Haha!



MUSIC: Araw Oras Tagpuan - Spongecola (album review)

Yael Yuzon, Erwin Armovit, Gosh Dilay and (now with) Tedmark Cruz collectively dubbed as SPONGECOLA has come a long way UP, far from being just your typical college band! After making their renowned and unwavering name in the local music industry by countless chart-topping songs for this generation like Jeepney, Bitiw,Tuliro, Puso and Di Na Mababawi, just to name a few; recently their TAMBAY EP achieved the DIAMOND record in sales! (Which is really hard to get nowadays with all these piracy and economy issues blocking our talented home grown musicians in earning that title.)

SC ain't stopping. Now they are on their 4th full-length album offering from UNIVERSAL RECORDS entitled ARAW ORAS TAGPUAN


(photo caption: my own copy of Araw Oras Tagpuan signed by Sponge Cola)

An album from one of the most well-known local band of this generation? Let's see what is my take on their new release. Here is the album's  MIGHTY-REVIEW:

TRACK-by-TRACK
- Tambay is a song that will definitely make your day. It's catchy tune will keep playing in your head on repeat. It is a good kick-off track for the album. Stargazer on the other hand has a direct detour to your heart. You will actually feel the "pain" that the song implies in a melancholic attack. Regal is my favorite track off from this record. It is more like a sweet serenade for me. Lyrically speaking, this song is nothing but brilliant. The melody is perfect and all the words used are well thought of. And did I already mentioned it's sweet? Listening to it will melt your heart away... ♥ It is now my current lullaby to sleep. Honestly. Well, watch this official music video for Regal:



PP UNDERGROUND RIVER: Let's make it possible up until 11.11.11

Dearest KABABAYANS,

Hear I am..making an honest petition to campaign for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (Palawan,PH) to make it on the list of the NEW 7 WONDERS OF NATURE.


Last July 28 PPUR was declared 1 of 28 elite finalist from over 441 participants. That's a big "congratulations" to all the supporters of course, that we have come this far, but THE FIGHT IS NOT YET OVER. We are in a head-to-head battle against other wonders of nature. All their mother countries are also exerting huge efforts in promotion of their own finalist. We, as FILIPINO CITIZENS, should also support our very own nominee in the aim for our NATURAL TREASURES to be known worldwide! PPUR is one great example of how blessed we are for this land that we call our own and it is now time to give back to nature by paying tribute to the famed WORLD'S LONGEST UNDERGROUND RIVER.

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT PP UNDERGROUND RIVER, PLS WATCH THIS VIDEO:

Watch live streaming video from ppurtv at livestream.com

NEED I SAY MORE??

Spotlight feature: Red Box Rock•Dine•Roll

Dreaming to be a "concert king or queen"? 
Let Red Box Rock•Dine•Roll be your concert stage!


RED BOX ROCK•DINE•ROLL Eastwood Mall

Since 2003, RED BOX holds its name up as one of the leading music hub in the Philippines, and up to the present time RED BOX still continues to prove their worth of the spot!


Redefining your "karaoke/videoke hub" experience!
-KARAOKE/ VIDEOKE is part of the Filipino culture as I may say. Singing is a common love for all us, admit it or not we always have a strong passion for singing. And who doesn't know the Sinatra song "My Way" which has been a favorite? This is what paved the way for RED BOX's success, the Filipino's love for music made Red Box an elite in the music hub industry. And now, Red Box offers more than that, keeping a promise to redefine the common music hub experience. From above quality sound system, OPM and foreign hits and your favorite songs on the list, Red Box also boasts their interactive original music video streaming of songs! Why? Because they are the ONLY, yes the ONLY music hub that is licensed  to stream original music video of songs on the karaoke tv screen! Isn't that amazing? So now, you can jam on your favorite songs with the original artist's voice (and music video) or you can have the minus-one version to rock it out! Way too cool than the old versions of animals or tourist spots or sexy models splashed by waves on the beach right?


Sophisticated Interiors.
-RED BOX offers great rooms for your sing-along experience. With urban aesthetic design and great cozy ambiance, it is really the place for celebrations!


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JOBS well done! (A tribute to Steve Jobs)


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Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs 
(February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)


The whole world was in shock when a news came out last October 5, 2011:

 Jobs' family made a statement that he "died peacefully today".

Steve Jobs, the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of APPLE INC., had changed the world through his fearless innovations and breakthrough products. A true treasure in the industry of technology, which Apple has been a homegrown name, Jobs has contributed in our lives in many ways. Every single Apple product we are capable to enjoy at the present is a product of labor from Jobs and all the people behind Apple Inc. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer since 2004 and started a fight against it with series of treatments and transplant surgeries. The fight, though has not been won, was still a great fight for him, his family and friends. 

Steve Jobs, will surely be missed, as a foundation of the new generation technology and as an icon of innovation. A hero of technology, a great entrepreneur on his chosen field and a family man. Surely, Jobs, well done!

(in tribute of Mr. Jobs)