Buddha-Bar Manila New Menu for 2015

Buddha-Bar Manila transforms into a glamorous gastronomic hotspot when it launches its New Menu for 2015 on October 14 with a Foodie Media-Bloggers Meet-Up.

A combination of freshly conceived dishes and revitalized classics, Buddha-Bar Manila’s New Menu for 2015 is a feast for the palate as well as the eyes, made even more enticing by the restaurant-bar-lounge’s distinct music and luxurious ambiance.

The roster of appetizers includes the crunchy Tempura Onion Rings with just the right kick of spice; the vegan-friendly Papadam Burrito with Raita Sauce; the Buddha-Bar Manila big hit Warm Duck Wraps with Pear Compote; and Pan-fried Chicken Jiaozi With Foie Gras. Satisfy your cravings with the main entrees such as Sea Bass with Coco Nantua Sauce complimented by Forbidden Rice; perennial Pinoy favorite done the inimitable Buddha-Bar way Pan Asian Beef Salpicao; Broiled Tiger Prawns with Tomato Curry served with signature lemongrass rice; Roasted Black Cod with Eel Sauce; Grilled Wagyu Beef with Udon; and BBM bestseller Angry Chicken with Tumeric Pilaf, now served with yellow rice.

Grilled Wagyu Beef with Udon

The sumptuous spread is best capped with Buddha-Bar Manila’s array of must-love desserts: Anmitsu Japanese Shaved Ice Dessert, the Japanese version of the well-loved halo-halo; the sinfully delicious Classic Vanilla Crème Brulee; and a unique BBM confection called Fever Chocolate Bombe spiced with Chili. Continue reading

Madlang Cebuano Jampack Hoops Dome for “Kapamilya, Thank You: It’s Showtime Biyaheng Cebu”

Nothing stopped the madlang Cebu from partying with the “It’s Showtime” family as they went in full force to Hoops Dome last Saturday (October 17) for the highly-anticipated “Kapamilya, Thank You: It’s Showtime, Biyaheng Cebu.” 

Thousands of screaming fans welcomed “It’s Showtime” hosts Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, Jhong Hilario, Karylle, Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz, Ryan Bang and Eruption the moment they stepped on the popular indoor arena in Lapu Lapu City.

Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano, and Gerald Anderson

The long wait definitely paid off as the crowd enjoyed an afternoon of laughter, excitement, and “kilig” led by “Everyday I Love you” stars Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano, and Gerald Anderson.  Continue reading

The Alternative Music Scene Joins Forces in Support of the American Foundation

The Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB), an organization dedicated to empowering young people around the world with breast health education and support, has partnered with Rude Records to curate an alternative music compilation entitled ‘Music for Boobies’, with proceeds going to support KAB’s vision of eradicating breast cancer for future generations. Launching this December, the collection will include songs performed by globally-known music acts in collaboration with visionaries in the alternative rock community. Continue reading

Smart Enterprise unveils Smart Logistics Solutions for Transport Firms

Wireless service provider for SMEs, Smart Enterprise, launched the Smart Logistics Solutions a business-to-business (B2B) suite of software and hardware specifically designed to cater to the needs of transportation, logistics and distribution industries.

PLDT EVP and ePLDT President and CEO Eric Alberto noted that the launch of Smart Enterprise’s new product suite encourages SMEs to move towards a mobile and digital vision for their businesses.

“To stay ahead in today’s competitive business landscape, it is crucial for companies to provide speed and accuracy in delivering their services,” he said. “Through Smart Logistics Solutions, we will empower transport companies to enable prompt service, accurate tracking of assets and access data by automating their business.” Continue reading

Philips visits Barangay Balagtas in Las Pinas for Simply Healthy Project

Energy conservation, climate change and environmental awareness are issues that Philips sought to enlighten the public about in its latest Simply Healthy learning session for residents of Barangay Balagtas in Pamplona Uno, Las Pinas city.

Simply Healthy is a global Philips program that aims to promote health and wellness, including practical environmental sensitivity, in grass roots communities.

Done in partnership with WWF Philippines, the Las Piñas City Health Office (LPCHO) and the leadership of Barangay Pamplona Uno, the families of Barangay Balagtas in Pamplona Uno have found that the little things we all do make a big difference. They learned about climate change and the use and life cycle of plastics, as well as simple habits like proper hygiene and waste segregation through lectures by WWF Philippines. They also learned energy conservation facts and tips through the Philips Bright Kids module. The concluding activity saw the families paint rubber trash bins that are now being used for proper waste management within the barangay. Continue reading

Filinvest Defines The ‘Millennial Lifestyle’ with Studio 7

The so-called ‘next great generation’ finally has an abode fit for their needs and lifestyle. Filinvest Land, Inc. introduces ‘Studio 7,’ a mixed use cityscape development built to cater to the independent, free-spirited, urban-dwelling millennials who want to be at the center of everything.

Studio 7, located along EDSA in Timog, Quezon City is both an urban center and cosmopolitan locale with a young and social vibe where one can work with ease, enjoy play, and live fully in one single address that houses office and residential towers complemented by a podium mall.

With almost 30 shopping complexes, more than 50,000 retail establishments and more than 15 universities and colleges, Quezon City is now considered as an emerging business district. Located in this bustling city, Studio 7 is where all roads lead to. Here, you can experience all around living going around the metro for anything be it work, school, play, or shopping with Studio 7‘s close proximity to the LRT and MRT network. You can also enjoy full connection from Makati to Cubao and Manila to Katipunan via the MRT GMA-Kamuning Station just 200 meters away. 

Live the ideal millennial lifestyle at the 17-storey residential tower at Studio 7 with 459 studio units typically at 18 and 23 square-meters ±.

Boost independence up your bucket list and have an adventure in your own refreshing haven. Studio 7 gives you exclusive access to amenities you deserve that lets you enjoy life’s rewards. A lap pool and an outdoor area for fitness bootcamp will certainly put exercise junkies at cloud nine. Find solitude at the mezzanine lounge, sky garden at the roof deck, or the yoga deck at the podium garden. The sky lounge with juice bar at the roof deck, multi-purpose ballroom and function rooms give the social butterflies in all of us the perfect venue to interact and connect. Continue reading

Electricity Rates Down for 6th Consecutive Month

Meralco announced that, after five consecutive months of reduction, the Overall Electricity Rates for October 2015 went down by PhP 0.13 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for its residential customers.

This month’s reduction also marks the eighth time that rates have gone down this year. In the photo, Joe Zaldarriaga, Head of Meralco’s Public Information Office, shows a graph of the overall electricity rate decreases from May to October of this year.

ROAM Release New Song and Music Video For “Deadweight”

ROAM has officially announced that their debut LP Backbone will be released on January 22nd via Hopeless Records. Today the band has also released a new song and music video for “Deadweight”, which can be now be seen on the label’s official YouTube channel. The video sees the band taking action against a negative comment on one of their YouTube videos, combat style. Matt Wilson of Set Your Goals provides guest vocals for the track and also plays a cameo role in the video.

Backbone is the follow up to ROAM’s Viewpoint EP, which was released earlier in 2015. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Drew Lawson at Steel City Studios with additional engineering by Phil Gornell and mastering by Grant Berry. Rian Dawson of All Time Low recorded Matt Wilson’s guest vocal part at his studio in California.

Backbone is now available for pre-order here: smarturl.it/Backbone Continue reading

Dresses and Everything Spice this October on TLC

Weddings are massive calamities just waiting to happen and choosing the bride’s dress just adds to the overall stress brought by the occasion. But what happens when you put 15 women with different tastes in fashion together to agree on one design for a bridesmaid dress? Watch the drama and chaos unfold on TLC‘s new series Say Yes To The Dress: Bridemaids. From choosing what color and fabric to use to what design would suit the occasion the most, these women are sure to spice up your evening.  Continue reading

The Funksexy Vibe of Flotsam the Movie OST

In a charming, little place located in San Juan, La Union, emerging musicians and music legends alike gather to play their original compositions. Flotsam and Jetsam Artist Beach Hotel’s Kubo Jam Session became their common ground to showcase their talent and musicality. One of their regular guests is the famed guitarist of the band Eraserheads and composer of electronic music, Surfernando Marcus Adoro.

In 2008, after the Eraserheads parted ways, Adoro released the debut album of his band, called Markus Highway, gaining critical acclaim. A fine artist, his works were also featured in art exhibitions in Singapore. He has since moved on and is now having one’s home in the surfingtown of La Union.

Today, Surfernando Marcus Adoro again wows by crafting distinctive songs for the maindie movie Flotsam, directed by Jay Abello, and stars Solenn Heussaff and Rocco Nacino. As a matter of fact, he contributed three out of ten original songs used in the film. His sound, according to him, is a character just him and a guitar to a ‘big full band with horns section and all.’ Adoro’s original surfer track ‘Dubi’ was recorded live on set backed by the magnificent horn section of Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas in a Mark Laccay & Papa Francis De Veyra studio session for Flotsam the Movie. Continue reading

Veteran TV Host Erin Lim is Stylish Co-Host of E! Top 5 Philippines

A Los Angeles native of diverse heritage (a Filipino/Chinese father and Spanish/Italian mother), Erin’s creativity and talent are enriched by mixed cultural identity, deep technical expertise and diversity of experience and interests.

Erin is currently the host for E! News Asia, NBC Universal International Networks’ pop culture powerhouse. She will also be seen in E! Top 5 Philippines later this year. In addition to hosting a wide variety of E! News Asia specials, as well as bulletins on the latest and hottest events in Asia, Erin recently interviewed Demi Lovato, Charli_XCX, Luc Besson, and Maria Sharapova. Continue reading