Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chops Chicago Steakhouse Freebies!

Check in four times at Chops Chicago Steakhouse Foursquare and receive a complimentary starter(valued at P300) on your fourth visit. 

Get a Free Upgrade on your Lunch Special (Soup of the Day, Caesar's Salad, Dark Chocolate Cigars for Dessert and coffeeby filling up and printing this coupon: (click here)

Follow: @ChopsResto

Friday, October 26, 2012

HEROES Meet & Greet Your Favorite Marvel Superheroes

Bring your kids and loved ones to HEROES on Sunday, October 28th, 3:30-6:30pm,  for a Meet & Greet Event with their favorite Marvel Superheroes! See you there!

Please don't forget to:

Like:  Heroes Concept Store Facebook Page 
            Maxicollector Toys & Collectibles

Follow:  Heroes Concept Store Twitter 
              Maxicollector Twitter

Visit: Maxicollector Website

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Corned Beef Sinigang

It's a rainy Thursday again and Wahvu and I spent the whole afternoon electric fan-less, with just the windows opened and curtains drawn. A perfect bed weather again! 

But just as when it's already dinner time, Wahvu suddenly craved for Sinigang (Sour Broth). Oh no, how I am going to run to the grocery at the last minute?

I scoured the pantry for ingredients that I can use and luckily I have it in stock!

So tonight I am going to cook Corned Beef Sinigang for Wahvu, it's an old recipe I learned from Chef Tristan Encarnacion many years ago. So my guess is you might be familiar with this recipe already.


String beans
Pechay (or any leafy vegetable of your choice)
Onions (I used 3 large sizes, it's Wahvu's favorite)
Tomatoes (Optional)
Corned Beef (I use Swift Corned Beef small pouches)

Knorr Sinigang Recipe Mix (any variant will do - Sampalok, Miso, or Gabi)

How to do it:
First, sauté the onions and tomatoes.

Add the corned beef.

Add water, then the Sinigang Mix. 

When it boils, I let it simmer for 5-10 minutes in medium heat.

Then I add the vegetables. Boil, and then remove from heat.

 Serve warm with rice.

Do you have quick and easy recipes for your family's sudden cravings? Feel free to share!

Homemade Face and Body Paint for Halloween and Parties

We are going to Wahvu's Halloween Party in school today. There is a special prize waiting for the kid who will come in the scariest costume, which made Wahvu eager to join the contest.

Wahvu has chosen to dress up as Toshio, the Japanese boy in the thriller movie Ju-on: The Grudge.


Hubby and I considered buying a white body paint to cover his face and whole body. But my kuripot side nudged me and whispered, "Homemade na lang". Hmmm, why not?

I searched online and after compiling many pages of DIY Body and Face Paint tips, here's what I finally came up to.


6 teaspoons cornstarch
3 teaspoons cold cream
3 teaspoons water

Place the cornstarch in a clean plastic container. Then add the cold cream, and then the water.

(I used Pond's Ageless night cream as substitute for the cold cream because it's the only thing I found in the grocery. Heck, the Pond's cold cream that I remember is the one that my mother used nightly when I was a little girl! I wonder if they still manufacture that one.)

I mixed the ingredients and here's the result.

A sweet-smelling (the scent must be from the night cream) sticky goo with thick consistency that glides on smoothly when applied to your skin. And it can be wiped with a wet cloth and washed easily with water.

Let's see what happens later, still keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that Wahvu won't throw a tantrum later. ☺

To read more about homemade body paint and see my source, click here.

Got any DIY tips to share with kuripot mommies like me? Feel free to share!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Heroes Concept Store Now Open!

There's a newly opened  Heroes Concept Store  in Bonifacio High Street that is sure to entice the young and the young-at-heart for a new adventure.

The new Heroes Concept Store definitely will give you an experience to see life-size statues and busts, scaled action figures, and collectibles from comic characters and stories you probably grew up watching and reading about.

A space is also provided for collectors/hobbyists to purchase their hard-to-find loot!

Plus, there's more to do for you than just shop here. 

Heroes Concept Store also provides a unique dining experience. Take a quick peek here:

The new  Heroes Concept Store  is now open at Unit B-6 971 Building 6, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. It is open from 11:00am to 11:00pm.

Please don't forget to:

Like:  Heroes Concept Store Facebook Page 
            Maxicollector Toys & Collectibles

Follow:  Heroes Concept Store Twitter 
              Maxicollector Twitter

Visit: Maxicollector Website

**Photo credits to Heroes Concept Store. Thank you!

Have you ever been to Heroes in Bonifacio High Street? Share your experience with us! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Estee Lauder Philippines Perfectionist [CP+R] Free Samples

Estee Lauder Philippines is giving away samples of Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting / Firming Serum (10-day supply).

To get your free sample,

Like the Estee Lauder Philippines Facebook page here.

Go to the See it to believe it app.  (Click on the purple box with the "See it to believe it")

For more info about the product, visit the Estee Lauder Philippines website.

**Please note that you must enter a valid email address. A voucher will be sent to your email, and you'll have to print it out and present it at the redemption store of your choice.

Redemption period is Oct. 22-31, 2012. **

Win Ace Water Spa GCs and Regent Foods Gift Packs

Regent Foods is giving away Ace Water Spa gift certificates for two and Regent Gift Packs!

Three (3) winners will be chosen for the Ace Water Spa GCs (valid for one year), and ten (10) lucky fans of Regent Foods fanpage will receive the Regent Gift Packs!

For more details of the promo, see Regent Foods Corporation photo here.

Don't forget to like Regent Foods Corporation Facebook page!

Ristorante Bigoli GCs Giveaway

Like and share to your friends Ristorante Bigoli's Facebook photo and get a chance to win Ristorante Bigoli gift certificates!

Three lucky winners will be chosen through random drawing.

Promo duration: October 15 to 27, 2012.

Ristorante Bigoli Official Facebook page

Monday, October 15, 2012

free invite to the Benchsetter Fun Meet: Lee Min Ho on November 16, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum!

Good news to all Lee Min Ho fans!

Get a free invite to the Benchsetter Fun Meet: Lee Min Ho on November 16, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum,  with a minimum single-receipt purchase requirement from participating stores (including any Fix Styling Products).

For more details, visit Bench's website here.

Get a pair of Sanuk footwear for only P5 for every P5000 worth of purchase

Visit your favorite Sanuk store today where all regular items are priced at 15% discount.

Plus if you purchase P5000 worth of items you can buy another pair of Sanuk footwear for only P5.

Visit Sanuk Philippines Facebook page here for more details. 

Free BYS cosmetics for every P500 call & text card pruchase

Get a free BYS facial or pressed facial powder (worth P229 - P249) with every P500 purchase of Smart Call & Text Card!

Promo runs Oct. 1- 31, 2012 only.

See the Smart Communications, Inc Facebook page for more details on participating SM Malls.

Win Aria GCs worth P1500!

Just guess the correct pizza flavor and win Aria gift certificates worth P1500!

FREE Umbrella from BonChon Chicken Philippines

In celebration of BonChon Chicken Philippine's 2nd Anniversary, they are giving away limited edition umbrellas for a single dine-in/ take-out receipt of P1,500 or a single delivery purchase worth P2,000.

Promo runs Oct. 15 to Nov. 16, 2012.

See BonChon Chicken Philippine's Facebook post here.

Win a treat for every P500 single purchase at Manang's Chicken

Visit Manang's Chicken today and get a chance to win a free treat with every P500 worth of single purchase!

See Manang's Chicken Facebook page here.

FREE Unisilver Pouch with P500 worth of purchase (SM City Noth Edsa)

Free Unisilver Pouch with at least P500 worth of single receipt purchase when you shop at their SM City North Edsa branch!

Promo is from August 1 to October 31, 2012 only.  Hurry, you only have 15 days left!

See the SM City North Edsa Facebook post here.

National Museum FREE Admission for the whole month of October 2012

The National Museum of the Philippines is celebrating Museums & Galleries Month this October 2012, and everyone can go inside for FREE!

Check out the National Museum of the Philippines Facebook page here.

To take peek of what's in store for everyone, see astoldbykarla's blog post here.

The National Museum of the Philippines is open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm.
It is located in P.Burgos Street, Ermita, Manila.

Please take note of the National Museum of the Philippines Visitor Guidelines here.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cafe Via Mare

One of the best things I look forward to when Ate or Kuya comes home from abroad is our dining experience in a Filipino restaurant. Surely they must have missed everybody, and all these delicious Pinoy dishes while they were away, so when there's a chance for our get-together like this I make it a point not to miss it! 

Last night we went to Cafe Via Mare in Eastwood to have my sister-in-law's post birthday celebration, and also to be with Kuya who just arrived a few days ago. ☺

We were seated outside at the veranda area, a good seat if you like people watching while waiting for your food to be served. Hehe. Actually saw some local celebrities and models pass by. Don't sit here if you don't like cigarette smoke, for this is also a smoking area.

Take note of the "Fresh Oysters Available Here" and "We Deliver twoanyone 2121212" signages.

Food is served in 15 to 20 minutes, so the kids kept themselves busy with some cool tattoos from the October issue of K-zone magazine. Nice di ba?

First to be served is Dinuguan, the favorite dish of Nanay. I think it's shredded pork, but I'm not so sure as I didn't eat much of it. I tasted the sauce and perfect ang pagka-asim nito!

Next is Laswa, a vegetable broth with shrimps, and this really brought back memories of Tatay who used to cook dishes like this. The combination of okra, eggplant and malunggay is superb. The kids thought it's Sinigang na Hipon at first but they nevertheless liked it anyway.

Our meal with Kuya will not be complete without his favorite Crispy Pata.  I love the mango salad on the side!

The Crab Omelette with Vegetable Rolls is my favorite last night. I think I was the one who ate most of it! But I think the veggie rolls are too oily for me.

Spicy Boneless Tuyo in Olive Oil with Egg on the side. Good!

Last to be served is the Sinigang Hipon. Too bad my shot of the dish can't give justice to how great the broth tastes! Comfort food it is!

And now for the desserts:

Guinomis. The coconut milk mixed with pinipig, sago, gulaman, sugary syrup and crushed ice is a refreshing alternative to Halo Halo.

Halo Halo with Ube Ice Cream. I ate too much of it, and my throat hurts afterwards!

Mais con Hielo.

Wahvu's never ending Mango Shake. I'm not surprised he wanted to order a tall glass again, for when I tasted it, it's just so heavenly! Yummy.

Puto Bumbong with Niyog and Muscovado. I was too stuffed for this last night and now I regret not even tasting it. But they say it's very, very good.

I will definitely go back here anytime with my family again. Good service and great food!

Restaurant Type: Cafe & Oyster Bar Express

Unit A215 Level 2, 
Eastwood Mall, Eastwood City
Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Tel. No. 709-3005/709-3006

Cafe Via Mare Facebook Page

Via Mare Website

GNC Philippines Buy 2 Take 1 Promo

Last day today (October 14) to avail of GNC Philippines's Buy 2 Take 1 Promo!

Like the GNC Philippines Facebook page to see the details.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Win Dinner Buffet for 10 at the New Spiral (Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila)

Submit a photo of YOU or you together with your family/friends dining at the old Spiral and be one of the firsts to experience our 21 dining ateliers when the new Spiral reopens!

Like Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Facebook page here

For the mechanics, go here 

Free Meals for Kids Aged 10 & Below at Lucky Chinatown Mall!

Kids aged 10 years old and below can get a free kiddie dish for every adult entree, all weekdays from October 1-31, 2012.

(Must present a valid ID or Birth Certificate of your kid.)

For the promo mechanics:

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls website

and the Lucky Chinatown Mall Facebook page.

Avon Philippines Slip Into EDT Giveaway

Avon Philippines is giving away 5 bottles of Slip Into EDT plus a signed photo of Angel Locsin!

See here the complete mechanics of the giveaway.

Like the Avon Philippines Facebook page.

Follow Avon Philippines on Twitter.

Get a chance to win GCs from Shop Dainty!

ShopDainty is having a major 15k GC Giveaway! Win some at Aisa Ipac's blog!  #HoorayFor5k" 

Visit Drowning Equilibrium's blog and She is Dainty's blog  for details of the giveaway.

Hurry! It lasts until October 15, 2012 only.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bring your DELL Notebook at Chocolate Kiss Cafe, U.P. Diliman today!

Get a free slice of Devil's Food Cake or Chocolate Chip Cheesecake when you present your DELL Notebook at The Chocolate Kiss Cafe, U.P. Diliman, 8am to 5pm today.

Read more about the promo on the  The Chocolate Kiss Cafe Facebook page.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Get 20% OFF lunch at Chihuahua 1 (Makati Ave.) starting October 1

Craving for Tex Mex or Mexican food? You can get 20% off your lunch tab starting October 1. The promo's been extended for another 3 weeks!

Claim Chihuahua Mexican Grill's Facebook offer here!

Like the Chihuahua Mexican Grill's Facebook page here.


Avail of this offer from  J. Waltenspiel-Makati. Here's the link.

Like the J. Waltenspiel-Makati facebook page here.

Free Bumper Sticker "World Peace Before 2021"

I received a very nice freebie in the mail recently. It's a one of a kind freebie from child peace activists promoting World Peace before 2021. 

Erika Kollist, 14 years old, and her brother Axil, 12 years old, have been distributing these free bumper stickers for six years now. A big achievement for them, don't you think so?

Visit their website here to learn more about Erika and Axil Kollist, and their quest for World Peace.

Like the World Peace before 2021 facebook page here.]

Please follow Axil Kollist in Twitter.

Free Bumper Sticker (as of now they can print the stickers in different languages)

Free Treasured Peace Button (I haven't availed of this yet)

You can also subscribe to their Youtube videos here.

Thank you Erika and Axil!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

P500 ZALORA Voucher for every P1000 SLICE single receipt purchase

Get a P500 ZALORA Voucher for every P1000 single receipt purchase at SLICE Bonifacio High Street!

Promo valid until October 31, 2012.

Like the ZALORA Philippines Facebook Page and see the promo here.

Like the SLICE High Street Facebook Page here,

And see the SLICE High Street Menu here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

In the strictest sense

In the strictest sense