Weekly Updates # 5

This week's update involves food, shopping, and gaming.


What's up with food? 


Good news for foodies If you can’t go to Japan, Festival Mall brings Japan to you! A Filinvest Lifemall, Festival Mall is home to several Japanese restaurants to cater to the South Metro community. Check out these five restaurants that will surely make you go, “Oishii desu!”

Hakata Ikkousha is “one happy place” translated.  And indeed, Hakata Ikkousha at the Upper Ground Floor (UGF), Expansion Wing is one happy place for ramen lovers! It specializes in Tonkotsu or pork bone ramen that originates from Hakata. The thick and creamy Tonkotsu soup is made through a meticulous process of boiling cleaned pig bone to perfection, giving happy customers an unforgettably authentic Hakata ramen experience.



Tenya, the #1 tempura tendon in Japan, arrives in Manila to say “konnichiwa” and  deliver the same kind of quality dining it is known in Japan for. A must-try is the Classic Tendon, made from the best-quality tiger prawns in Tenya’s own flour concoction, and cooked in infrared heat. To finish it up, the rice bowl is topped with special dontare sauce. Their Ebi Tempura Maki is rolled in fish roe and topped with agedama (bits of deep-fried flour), shichimi (powder made from mixed spices), and spicy Japanese mayo–a sure mealtime feast for groups.

What's up with Retail Shopping?

Lazada


Lazada, the country’s leading online shopping and selling destination, is set to launch its biggest series of Flash Sales this August 15, dubbed as “Wild Wednesday.” With big discounts of up to 88%, these deals will be spread out among three Flash Sales which will happen in the morning, at noon, and at night.
On top of this, Lazada will also offer nationwide free delivery for any flash sale purchase this coming Wild Wednesday. Mark your calendars and gear up for the wildest Wednesday online shopping has ever seen!

SM Mall of Asia


Rally for your favorite UAAP basketball star players as host school National University gears up for the first ever Season 81 pre-event The Last One Standing: 1-on-1 Hoop Challenge, happening on August 17 at the Mall of Asia. The one-day basketball tournament will pit players of participating UAAP teams against each other on a 1-on-1 basketball challenge. Aside from the tournament, there will also be a Slam Dunk Contest, a 3-point shootout and a Skills Challenge. All competitions will have a men’s and women’s division, except for the Slam Dunk Contest which is for men only. With 8 participants per division split into two groups, the tournament will have a single round robin format with the top two players of each group advancing to the semi-finals. The last two players standing will play in the finals. Winners will get up to Php 20,000 worth of products and gift certificates from SM Supermalls!

ROG


Members of the Republic now have a new reason to get into their games as ASUS Republic of Gamers announces the nationwide availability of the Strix GL504 SCAR II and Hero II gaming laptops. These powerful follow-ups to the highly successful esports-oriented gaming laptops feature a more compact design and a new front RGB light bar with customizable Aura Sync lighting. Both the SCAR II and Hero II laptops feature the world’s first 144Hz ultra-narrow-bezel display which allow for hyper-immersive visual performance. Both editions come with an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor and 16GB of DDR4-2666MHz RAM. The Strix GL504 SCAR II comes with a 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD, a 2.5” Firecuda 1TB SSHD, NVIDIA GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM, and will retail for PHP 129,995; while the Strix GL504 Hero II comes with a 128GB NVMe PCIe SSD, a 2.5” Firecuda 1TB SSHD, NVIDIA GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM, and will go for PHP 104,995. The Strix GL504 gaming laptops will be available in ROG Strongholds and ASUS authorized resellers nationwide.

There you have it folks. It's time to fill those tummies and utilize your credit cards wisely!

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