Saturday, November 26, 2022

How to Choose the Best School for Your Child

Where your child goes to school is a big decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Given how their education can impact their future, you might be tempted to take control and decide for them. However, you might be doing more damage than helping them in the long run. 

Your job as parents is to support them throughout the process so they can choose their path and find an educational institution that will make them happy and bring out the best in them as they prepare for real life. Here are helpful ways you can help determine the best school for your child without going overboard:

Create a list of school options with your child. If your child doesn’t have a particular dream school, you should help them gauge their choices by brainstorming. You must take time to listen and understand what your child needs and wants. 

For instance, if your child is an independent learner who learns best at his own pace, he might do better in a Montessori school. If your child responds better to a structured teaching style, then a traditional school might be best for him. Keep an open mind and decide what will give your child what he needs.

Visit school campuses with your child. Some academic institutions have impressive websites with carefully curated photos, but the school leaves much to be desired. Instead of relying on brochures and the internet, visit school campuses with your kid. 

Schools are open to tours. You just need to schedule your visit in advance unless you’re an alumnus of that institution and have access to the grounds. You and your child can get a feel of the campus atmosphere to determine if it’s the right fit. 

Provide guidance and support. While your child should have a say on where they will study, you should give them advice based on the pros and cons and what you know about the school options. Choosing a school is a big decision and might cause anxiety for your child, so it’s best to be there for them. 

The best way to provide emotional support is by actively listening to them. You should make your child feel comfortable about discussing their options and fears. Listen to understand where they’re coming from so you can help them make the right choice. 

Prepare financially as soon as possible. Tuition fees are very expensive, especially with rising inflation, so you must prepare and provide for your child’s education. This way, you can give the best education for them. 

Once you have chosen your child’s primary education, it is time to consider and prepare for the next considerable educational expense: college. You can save up on your own, or you can get AIA Philippines’ Future Scholar, an insurance product that gives guaranteed cash payouts that can help pay for your child’s tertiary education. Whatever happens, you’re confident your child will be able to get the college education that you envisioned. 

Future Scholar doesn’t just help you afford costly school expenses. Aside from guaranteed savings, Future Scholar has an investment component so you can look out for your child financially even after graduating college. Moreover, you can build your child’s education funds in five years or until the child reaches the age of 17. Should you decide not to use the funds for educational expenses, they can also be used for other significant costs in the future, like buying a car or doing post-graduate studies abroad.

In addition, Future Scholar gives you peace of mind. Whatever happens, your child will have money aside for future needs. Aside from that, your child or your chosen beneficiary can also be entitled to an additional lump-sum cash benefit should anything untoward happen to you.

“We know the pandemic and the volatile economy have made everyone insecure about their savings. As a parent myself, I understand every parent’s desire to ensure that there are guaranteed benefits intended for their child’s future,” said Tennyson Paras, AIA Philippines’ Head of Products. “And this is what we had in mind when our Products Team designed AIA Future Scholar. We wanted to make sure that no matter what happens, a healthier, longer, and better life awaits our children.”

If you want to know more about AIA Future Scholar and how it can help you guarantee savings for your child’s future needs, click here

Friday, November 25, 2022

MCU through the Times

The Manila Central University (MCU), formerly known as the Escuela de Farmacia del Liceo de Manila, is the first school of Pharmacy run by Filipinos that was established in 1904 by Atty. Filemon Dionisio Tanchoco, the first President of MCU. He was a visionary leader and nationalist who believed in education as the gateway to an excellent prosperous life. 

In the past 118 years, MCU has continued to innovate because it understands that changing one's perspective can result in discoveries that progress technology and education. By upgrading its systems, processes, and policies, MCU continues to rise to the challenge of being a creative institution in a constantly changing environment.

One of the ways MCU is improving is with the new branding. This will help the community and raise awareness of the MCU brand as we enter a new era. They have introduced additional courses in addition to their well-known medical and health programs and are expanding internationally through alliances and collaborations. The school's choice to hire multi-professional degree holders as faculty members also contribute to its capacity to create Board Topnotchers and good ratings for exam results.

The second innovation is the introduction of the Filemon D. Tanchoco Sr. Scientific Discoverer Award; The Scientific Discoverer Award seeks to recognize and inspire students to do their best work. The pursuit of new information is crucial to the advancement of science as well as the solution to the most significant problems threatening human welfare. Atty. Tanchoco wants to recognize scientists and innovators whose discoveries will help the Filipino people or are incredibly substantial and will advance human well-being.

Lastly, through collaborations with Palafox architects, who has a strategy for campus building restorations, modernity can also be ensured. During the recent tour, where guests from various media outlets were taken around campus, MCU showed the ongoing campus developments and renovations, proving that though they’ve had 118 years of excellency, MCU strives to do more and be more, enabling them to compete with the country’s best of the best universities. 

"Our colleges and universities are called on to face and answer the challenge of excellence. We must produce men and women with highly sophisticated inquiring minds since it is in the minds of our people that we build this dream of greatness. It is in the mind of the young Filipinos where we should plant the seeds of intellectual leadership!" - Dr. Filemon G. Tanchoco Jr.

Believing that values-based education offered salvation from poverty, Filemon Dionisio Tanchoco dedicated his life to making that vision a reality for many young Filipinos and the nation he loved. This is what MCU stands for, what they believe in, and what it will continue to achieve.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Disney's Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical

Experience the magic of Disney’s Frozen when the much-anticipated hit Broadway musical makes its only stop in South East Asia, here in Singapore, for a strictly limited season.

Following the incredible Singapore success of The Lion King and Aladdin, this brand-new musical, from the same producers and the presenter of the critically acclaimed season of Aladdin in Singapore in 2019, will play at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, from 5 February 2023.

A waitlist to be first in line for tickets is now open at www.frozenthemusical.sg. Those who sign up before 29 September 2022 at SGT 2359 will receive a 10% discount during the public sale beginning on 30 September 2022 at SGT 1200. The 10% discount is valid until 9 October 2022 at SGT 2359.

“We are thrilled that audiences in Singapore, who have so warmly embraced our productions of The Lion King and Aladdin in the past, will now have the chance to enjoy our latest production, Frozen. We are grateful to our partners of Base Entertainment Asia for bringing this glorious production to South East Asia. Frozen is about a return from isolation and community healing. And so, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to present this beautiful show there. We just can’t wait for audiences to experience its remarkable cast, crew, and orchestra on the same stage that has been our home in Singapore for years. We are delighted to be coming back!” said Felipe Gamba, Vice President of International Strategy and Licensed Partnerships Disney Theatrical Productions. 

“After the amazing season of Aladdin in 2019, I am thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Disney and bringing the megahit musical Frozen to the people in Singapore and beyond in South East Asia. For over 12 years now, Base Entertainment Asia has been presenting the 

biggest of titles in live entertainment across the region and knowing the pulse of what audiences want to watch, you will be seeing many more of the best in live entertainment titles heading to our shore,” said Chantal Prudhomme, Chief Executive Officer, Base Entertainment Asia.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (The Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins), Frozen features music and lyrics by Academy Award®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, with a book by Academy Award®-winning writer Jennifer Lee, direction by Tony® Award winner Michael Grandage and choreography by Tony® Award winner Rob Ashford. 

Adapted from the Disney film and original 1844 fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen The Snow Queen, Frozen is brought to fresh theatrical life in this luxurious new musical. 

Frozen’s journey sweeps audiences into its thrilling world of adventure and classic comedy. While it does feature true love, the story has become beloved worldwide for breaking the princess mold of girls needing to be saved by a prince, instead focusing on the bond of two sisters, Elsa and Anna. 

The stage production features a total score, including 12 new songs from the original Academy Award-winning songwriters written primarily for the stage. 

Frozen opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in March 2018 with the highest box office advance in Broadway history. Frozen was also the highest-grossing new musical of its Broadway season in its first year on Broadway. Its global footprint has expanded to include a North American tour, London’s West End, Japan, and Hamburg, Germany. The Australian production was the first Frozen to open outside New York.

The animated film Frozen was released by Disney on November 19, 2013. It was a critical and box office smash, earning over USD$1.28 billion in worldwide box office revenue and becoming the highest-grossing animated film at the time and the highest-grossing musical film before being surpassed by the remake of The Lion King in 2019. Frozen II had the highest all-time worldwide opening for an animated film and went on to gross USD$1.45 billion worldwide. 

The first film won two Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song ("Let It Go"), and two Grammy Awards for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Song Written for Visual Media ("Let It Go").

Frozen is designed by Tony® Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram, six-time Tony® winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, Tony® winning video designer Finn Ross, and seven-time Tony® nominated sound designer Peter Hylenski. The production team includes acclaimed puppet designer Michael Curry, special effects designer Jeremy Chernick, hair designer David Brian Brown and makeup designer Anne Ford-Coates. The music team is headed by music supervisor Stephen Oremus and orchestrator Dave Metzger. 

Frozen is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and presented in Singapore by Base Entertainment Asia under Chantal Prudhomm. 

Jamie "Jeepney Jaytee" Balmores, Filipino Hero of Edmonton, Canada

Jamie "Jeepney Jaytee" Balmores is the epitome of the saying hard work pays off. He left the Philippines over a decade ago to settle in Edmonton, Canada, where he worked as a resident nurse. Through hard work and a lot of side hustle, JT, as he is fondly called, rapidly advanced from his position as a resident nurse in Edmonton, Canada, to that of an authentic influencer and celebrity in his community and hometown. 

JT owns Jeepney Jaytee, Edmonton’s most famous and multi-awarded food truck. He launched his food truck business in 2015, and by the time 2016 rolled in, he was already a household name and had become a tourist destination. Everyone needs to stop by his food truck in Edmonton, or you weren’t in Edmonton. 

He promotes and highlights different Filipino delicacies by region regularly on Global TV, CityTV, and Dinner Television. He is one of the significant stakeholders when it comes to promoting Filipino cuisine in Canada. This is why everyone, not just Filipinos, lines up for hours to taste Jeepney Jaytee’s food. 

Jamie "Jeepney Jaytee" Balmores has won Best Foodtruck in Canada from 2016 - 2022, Best Filipino Restaurant Cuisine (Reader’s Choice Award) 2021, Best Local Social Media Personality Gold Award 2021, and Best Filipino Food in Edmonton 2022. His best-sellers are his authentic Ilocos Bagnet, Sisig Tacos/Sisig Fries, and Cheesy Bistek Shawarma. 

JT serves as an inspiration to his fellow Filipinos in Canada to work on their dreams. He firmly believes that nothing is impossible when you start planning your life and working hard for things you want to achieve.  

In fact, JT is the ambassador of Lexus of Edmonton West, Jack and Jones, East West College (with Cherry Tan and Jean San Miguel), Great Smile Family Dental, Lucky SuperMarket, Skinlueaur Laser Center, Prestige Vision Center,  The Captain’s Boil Edmonton, and Sta Lucia Hotdog. 

They chose Jamie "Jeepney Jaytee" Balmores not only because he’s popular in the community but because he embodies the virtues they are looking for in an ambassador: a good role model and someone who has integrity. 

This is proof that it’s never too late to be what you want to be, no matter what age and stage in your life you are. If JT can make it, so can you.  

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Moira dela Torre Stars in Home Credit’s The Great 0% Interest Festival Campaign Video

Following the rollout of the biggest and grandest 0% interest sale nationwide, Home Credit Philippines (HCPH), the lifestyle partner of every Filipino, launched a new campaign video this holiday season for the brand’s The Great 0% Interest Festival, headlined by Home Credit’s brand ambassador, Moira de la Torre.

Launched through Home Credit’s Facebook and YouTube pages, the new campaign video took inspiration from a famous Philippine reality TV singing competition in which Moira was a judge. In the newly released campaign video, Moira plays as one of the panelists on Home Credit’s “Buy-dol Philippines.”

The campaign video, which aims to promote and drive awareness about Home Credit’s The Great 0% Interest Festival, shows some Buy-dol hopefuls performing songs about the products that customers can get through Home Credit at 0% interest installment plan this holiday season. 


“With Christmas being the most festive shopping season of the year, Home Credit wants to give our customers access to the widest range of items offered at the most affordable installment plans yet so far. With the launch of our biggest 0% interest sale, we want to make the shopping experience of every Filipino more sulit this holiday season. We’re joined by our brand ambassador Moira de la Torre to help celebrate the holidays in a fun and meaningful way with Home Credit,” shared HCPH’s Chief Marketing Officer Sheila Paul.


Home Credit’s The Great 0% Interest Festival

Filipinos love to go shopping, most especially during the holiday season. There’s nothing wrong with rewarding yourself after a year-long of hard work and putting most of your earnings into your savings. But if you’re a true Filipino, you know that even though we spend our money shopping during the holiday, we still want the best deals for all our purchases!

 With Home Credit’s The Great 0% Interest Festival, customers may choose from a wide selection of over 50,000 products – from smartphones and laptops, home appliances and furniture to bicycles and hardware, sports and gym equipment, and many more – offered at 0% interest rates at almost 10,000 partner stores across the country. 

Customers may get their dream smartphones and laptops from OPPO, realme, vivo, Samsung, Xiaomi, Acer, Apple, Huawei, Asus, and Lenovo at an affordable monthly installment plan through Home Credit. Furniture and appliances from Home Credit’s retail partners, such as SM appliances, Robinsons Appliances, Abenson, FC Home, Home Along, AllHome, Emcor, and Automatic Centre, can also be purchased at a flexible payment option of 0% interest.
 
Ready to shop? Download the My Home Credit app or visit Home Credit’s partner brands and retail stores near you. Shoppers can now experience The Great 0% Interest Festival and make the most affordable purchases until January 31!

Home Credit Philippines is a financing company duly licensed and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). To learn more about the latest updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit its official website www.homecredit.ph. You may also follow its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. Customers are encouraged to download the app on Google Play to learn more about the latest promos and see what is new in the Marketplace.

 

Friday, November 18, 2022

Review of Damgo in BFRV, Las Pinas

Damgo means "dream" in Cebuano. When I first saw this little hole-in-the-wall kind of restaurant, I thought, "will their food be made of dreams, or will it be a nightmare?"


Damgo is located along J.B. Tan Street inside BFRV, Las Pinas. I have to say that J.B. Tan is slowly turning into a mini Aguirre of BF Homes. So far, there's around 5 food spots that are pretty good on this street. 


I love that this place may be small, but it is maximized efficiently. Inside, it can seat 12 people comfortably. There's even a really decent bathroom which surprised me. I gotta say that the bathroom is one of the best ones amongst the restaurants I've tried lately. Clean, efficient, and just a whole vibe on its own. 


This is the menu of Damgo. As you can see, the price point is actually very affordable. 


My forever date, my husband. 


This is the bar area. I can't believe they even have one because the place is tiny. 


We ordered the Calamansi and Spanish Latte. It was pretty good, and the serving was big. 


This is BAO. It was only Php220, BUT THIS ONE WAS OH SO GOOD! Definitely, a must try. 


Another popular dish was the Bulgogi with Braised Pork Belly. You'll find yourself reaching for another bite after another due to the mouth-watering flavor explosion.

The Chorizo Pasta, on the other hand, was just okay. It wasn't amazing, but it was okay. For me, it lacked that oomph that makes you go "Omigod, this is so good!" 

Overall, I did enjoy my dinner at Damgo. In fact, I'm already planning on returning to try out the other dishes, and I look forward to ordering the steak for my husband. I hope that one will also be made of dreams. Good dreams. 

Damgo Facebook Page

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

2 Best Tarot Cards To Get in a Love Reading and What They Mean

Tarot is an excellent way to get accurate psychic readings of your love life. When asking questions about love, every card has its interpretation. However, some cards are especially significant for identifying "the one."

What Is Tarot?

Psychic tarot card readings involve a psychic medium intuiting your future and relationships with a deck of cards as guidance. You will ask questions about the cards and draw them. The specific cards you draw and their position, or spread, all contribute to interpreting their meaning.

When asking about love, there are a couple of cards everyone hopes for. Although the meaning of these cards in your life should always be taken in the greater context of the reading, generally, their significance is consistent.

The Lover

This card is reminiscent of the story of Adam and Eve in the bible. It depicts a naked man and woman with arms stretched towards each other. They are in a garden with a tree and a snake. They stand beneath an angel in the sky. In general, this card deals with concepts of union and harmony.

Upright

In the upright position, this card is considered a soul mate card regarding questions about love. You have a deep connection with your partner or will have one with someone who is about to come into your life. This connection is physical, emotional, and intellectual.

Reversed

The Lovers in reverse does not spell disaster for your relationship but does give you an indication that something is off. You may have a strong connection in one way, such as physically, but are lacking in another. You are not entirely on the same page in every way possible. You will need to work to find the issues and resolve them.

The Empress

The Empress' card depicts a woman sitting on a cushion holding a scepter. She is wearing a long dress covered in roses. She appears to be in a wheat field at the forest's edge. She represents the energy of motherhood. She is nature — the source of life itself.

Upright

This card is a strong indicator of increased romance when drawn upright in a love reading. Your relationship will become more profound and more loving, or someone will come into your life to sweep you off your feet. Good sex and plentiful affection are headed your way. Be careful because The Empress also represents fertility and can forewarn you of pregnancy if you don’t use protection.

Reversed

If this card is in reverse, it can mean you are going through a series of shallow relationships. You are suppressing your genuine emotions to engage romantically with all the wrong people. You need to get back in touch with your true self and bring down your walls to find more profound love.

Tarot cards are one of the best ways to get detailed and thorough readings of your love life. Take care to find the best psychics online so you can check in on your love life from anywhere at any time. Reach out to a psychic today to get started on your journey to self-enlightenment.

Century Park Hotel Holds Annual Tree Lighting Event

The Philippines is known for observing the most extended Christmas celebration. Once the “ber” months kick in, one can expect Christmas songs to be heard over the radio and commercial establishments already dressing up their window displays with the festive Holiday atmosphere.

Renowned Century Park Hotel (CPH) recently launched its version of the Yuletide season with its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, showcasing “A Bountiful Christmas” theme.  The stunning 25 ft. tree at the Atrium Lounge was the star of the show with its warm colors of bronze, copper, tangerine, gold, and greens.  The warm, earthy palette symbolizes lasting hope and positivity amidst the ongoing pandemic.

The guests’ faces were aglow with wonder and excitement during the countdown.  Dr. Lucio Tan and his family, the Century Park Hotel owners, officiated the Christmas tree lighting.

“We are pleased to hold our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting again, which is undoubtedly one of the most-anticipated events at Century Park Hotel.  After a 2-year hiatus, we are glad to see old and new friends and share the season's joy with them.  The pandemic has been challenging for everyone. We are grateful to our guests, media & blogger networks, and loyal patrons for giving us the privilege of serving them with our unique brand of Filipino hospitality despite the unusual times.  We have thrived because of their trust and confidence,” CPH General Manager Anthony Tan said.   “Aside from the tree lighting, we will also roll out several Christmas and last quarter promos in the coming days, " he added.

Incidentally, the hotel also launched its line of Christmas hampers starting from P3,500net.  Guests can conveniently shop for their loved ones with CPH’s array of pastries, delicatessen, and wines.  For advanced orders, call 0917 528 8888. 

Friday, November 11, 2022

Have the merriest holiday with Home Credit’s The Great 0% Interest Festival

The most awaited season for Filipinos is fast approaching — signaling the most beautiful time of the year for giving and sharing. Get ready to fill your hearts with your most wish-listed items for yourself and your loved ones and embark on the most exciting shopping season of the year!

Want something for your monito and monitas? Or have you wanted to reward yourself for a year of hard work? Better not pout; better not let your wallets cry because a massive blowout is coming to town!

As a holiday treats for Filipino customers, Home Credit Philippines (HCPH), the lifestyle partner of every Filipino, launches The Great 0% Interest Festival with over 50,000 products offered at 0% interest rates at almost 10,000 partner stores nationwide.

“Giving has always been a part of every Filipino's holiday tradition. What other way to start the season than to share the fruits of our labor with our loved ones and make their holidays extra special. To make this possible, Home Credit gives back to its customers by making holiday gifting more accessible and affordable this year by offering items at 0% interest rates to fit every Filipino’s holiday budget,” shares HCPH’s Chief Marketing Officer, Sheila Paul.

This is a perfect time for Filipino shoppers to make their desired purchases without hurting their wallets. From your desired phone upgrades, quality appliances, and new furniture to awesome tech and digital finds — Home Credit has everything that you need for your holiday gifting!

The biggest 0% interest rate promo nationwide

Home Credit’s The Great 0% Interest Festival is the most significant and longest-running 0% interest promo of any BNPL brand nationwide since April 2022.

Filipino customers can enjoy their holiday shopping experience with Home Credit’s wide selection of over 50,000 products – from home appliances and furniture, bicycles and motorcycle accessories to electronics and hardware, sports equipment and apparel, and many more – offered at 0% interest rates at almost 10,000 partner stores across the country.

Fulfill your holiday wishes with Home Credit

Tick off all items on your wishlist because you can now make your desired purchases through Home Credit and its partner brands and retail stores nationwide at a 0% interest rate.

You can now get your dream gadgets, camera phones, and digital devices at the nearest partner brand stores — OPPO, realme, vivo, Samsung, Xiaomi, Acer, Apple, Huawei, Asus, and Lenovo.

Suppose you are looking for some new furniture or appliances to give away as presents or tools and home essentials for your loved ones. You can now get them at Home Credit’s retail partners: SM appliances, Robinsons Appliances, Abenson, FC Home, Home Along, AllHome, Emcor, Automatic Centre.

Wait, there’s more!

As an added treat, the brand wants to hype up your Home Credit holiday experience by launching an exciting campaign video that is set to launch on November 17 on Home Credit’s official Facebook and YouTube accounts, headlined by Home Credit’s brand ambassador – Moira dela Torre.

What are you waiting for? Shop now via the My Home Credit app and visit its partner brands and retail stores near you. Shoppers can now experience The Great 0% Interest Festival and make the most affordable purchases until January 31!

Home Credit Philippines is a financing company duly licensed and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). To learn more about the latest updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit its official website, www.homecredit.ph. You may also follow its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. Customers are encouraged to download the My Home Credit app on Google Play to learn more about the latest promos and see what is new in the Marketplace.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

UPDATED 2022 BFRV Eats: Hits and Miss Edition + 1 FOOD PLACE YOU NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM

Before I start, let me clarify that I paid for all my meals and that this is PURELY MY OPINION. It means that I am not right, but I am also not wrong. This is based on how I found the food, what it tasted like to me, and how it compares to others I have had that are similar.
 
These are food places that sell inside BFRV, Las Pinas. 

UPDATE! Here are the more recent food places I've reviewed inside BFRV, Las Pinas! 




The rest are from 2020 onwards. 



Hits: Chicken Sandwich and Chicken Taco
Miss: Chic-o-Sandwich

I loved their chicken sandwich and chicken taco. For the price, definitely worth every hard-earned money. It's also best to be one of the first deliveries since the sandwich will still be a little hot, adding to the flavor and experience.

Price: Buy 1 Take 1 99. Definitely bang for the buck!

Piaya


This is a MISS for me. It comes in Ube and Caramel but instead of tasting like piaya, it reminded me so much of the Hopia Baboy in Ube being sold in Binondo. They should have marketed this as hopia. I would have ordered more.

Senyor Juan

They are located across the clubhouse.

Hit: Suman Latik
Miss: Black Kutsinta



Loved the suman latik. It was definitely something that was worth going back to again and again. Price point was also fair though I can't remember the exact amount. However, the black kutsinta needed to stop being so fake.

Come on guys! It's kutsinta colored black and then sold in an exorbitant manner. It's not good. It's pure hype. You're wasting your money. Buy the real deal off the street.



Miss for me. It was a good attempt but it felt like the eating the sad, rejected brother of C
Silantro. I know I shouldn't compare but I did and I was really hoping that it would be a bit close to what Cilantro has to offer especially in terms of the burrito.

It was okay. That's the problem. It's just okay.

I wanted something filling, something that would make me want to grab a bottle of ice cold beer, sit in the garden, and mull about how great the world still is because there's good burrito and beer.

This one left me wondering why I paid so much for something that felt lacking.

Ronelli's Bagel aka WhoaNellie


HIT.

Grabbed this photo from their page because I forgot to take a decent photo of the bagel because it was so good! This should definitely be a staple in your breakfast area, I kid you not. Heat it, put cream cheese or salmon if you're feeling fancy.



HIT.

I've ordered this at least 6x since I discovered it last Mother's Day. I think that already says a lot.


This is located along Gloria Diaz. A HIT for me. I loved their mushroom burger the most.




This is definitely a hit in terms of taste. I ate 3pcs in one go. It was freshly made and filling!
 
 
The first time I tried Kani Allie, I wasn't impressed. I thought to myself, it was okay but it wasn't anything amazing. I tried it a second time though when I saw that they announced that they made some improvements. 

I'm glad I did. This time around, I was impressed with Kani Allie's baked sushi. 
This is definitely a hit. 
 

I was curious and I'm so glad that I gave in to this curiosity. The spam burrito was soooo good. Everyone in our family loved it and refused to share. I was glad that I got us one each.
 
This is made of seaweed sheet, Japanese rice, spam sticks, kani salad mix, Japanesse mayo, sriracha sauce, and egg. 
Definitely a HIT.
 
 
I tried the Spicy Salmon, California Maki, and Ebi Tempura with Avocado. 
HITS: The spicy salmon was on point. It was fresh, tasty, and refreshing. The california maki was good but nothing outstanding. Its the spicy salmon that was the real star.

MISS: The Ebi Tempura wrapped in Avocado was a downer for me. I had high hopes because it was the first time that I've seen an Ebi Tempura wrapped in Avocado. Sadly, I didn't really taste anything. No avocado, no shrimp, no mayo. I don't know what happened with this one but it was just bleh.



HIT. You can buy 3 pieces for only Php and even add french fries for just an additional Php20. The 4 flavors they have are:

• CLASSIC
Plain Dog inside dough + catsup + mayo

• POTATO DOG
Dog + Potato Cubes

• CHEESE OVERDOG
Cheese wrapped Hot Dog + Cheese

• DOG N CHEESE
Half Dog N Half Cheese

They deliver within BFRV for a Php20 delivery fee between 3-5pm daily.
 
 
 
HIT. These donuts are definitely not just any ordinary donut. For me, it's not as good as Krispy Kreme but it has it's own personality and taste. I personally liked it and would definitely order again when I can.  
 
Carnival Food Club Chicken Katsu 


HIT: The Chicken Katsu was made of dreams. This was the chicken katsu that I was dreaming of for months and finally, I got my hands on it. It was HUGE, it was tasty, and it was just so good. If I hadn't stuffed myself so much hours before I had this, I would have finished the entire thing all by myself. 
 


I asked the owner if I could have everything in a box of 10 and they were gracious enough to accommodate my request so I was able to try the OG Turon, the Ube, the Nutella, and the Pineapple one. 

NEUTRAL: The turon was good. The Ube and Chocolate ones were also good. The Pineapple, I didn't really get to taste it. I felt like it was lacking. 

So to be clear, it was good. It just wasn't good enough for me to order again, to look fo rit, to crave for it. It was just good. Nothing more. I was hoping that it would blow my mind and I'd crave for it again and again. 

Now the cream sauce is a whole different thing. When you dip the turon in it, flavors explode and happiness starts seeping in. So if you will go and try Marcuzo's Turon, make sure that you dip your turon into the sauce they provide you with. Better yet, ask for 2 more of the sauce so you can thoroughly enjoy your turon.


MISS. Definitely a huge miss. Food, service, presentation, everything was just miserable. It was so sad that I could hear the burritos crying about the injustice of it all. It was that sad.

My order was supposed to be at 430pm. 449pm he was just about to cook. I finally got the food at 928pm.

Also learned that he has SCAMMED at least 3 customers. They paid, food was never delivered and they never got a refund. They were even blocked by the owner.

His excuses are ALWAYS the following:

1. Meat was not delivered.
2. Need to run to supermarket and buy the PERFECT meat
3. Line is so long
4. Accident in the kitchen. It can be a fuse blew up or he had to run to the ER but he will be back in an hour. Really? In this time of pandemic?
5. He will add meat to make up for the delay.


DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS PLACE. I REPEAT, DO NOT. 

Other establishments I've eaten at here inside BFRV:




















Which one is your favorite? Have you tried any of the ones I've tried?

Review of Karsa in BFRV, Las Pinas

This quaint semi-little hole in the wall caught my attention when M and I passed by on our way to the groceries. The yellow signage, the cute wall decor, and the mix of eclectic chairs piqued my interest, that I said to M, "I wanna go there at KARSA." 


It happened last night. We came from a tree lighting and the food that was served was just good for merienda so I said I wanted to have a good dinner. We ended up here. 


The place is al fresco but thankfully, there were no mosquitoes which is one of my main worry whenever a place is al fresco. I loved that there were varying chairs and tables. It gave it a bit more personality. 


KARSA in BFRV, Las Pinas seems like a good place for casual dates and barkada hangouts. I can also recommend this place as a family place except if you have small children that still like to run around like a chicken without it's head, you need to be alert since it's right beside a street with cars passing by. 


I liked their menu because it wasn't overwhelming. There's enough choices that you feel like you have options but not too many that you may feel like "I don't know what to choose, I quit life!"


I had the Avocado Milk Shake. They don't use actual fruits but instead avocado ice cream so you are guaranteed that the shake would be good. 


M had the beef nachos and for the price point, this was definitely bang for buck. They didn't scrimp on the beef, the cheese, or even the nachos. 


I ordered the nacho crusted chicken fillet with rice. This was definitely a novelty for me and paired with the sauce that comes with it, it's definitely something that I can see myself ordering again. 


The pan de karne premium beef strips was super filling. Enough that we were only able to eat half and brought home the other half which our eldest devoured. 


This entire meal costs Php857 and I can say that this was definitely BANG FOR BUCK! Highly recommended that you guys give KARSA in BFRV, Las Pinas a try. It's also easy to locate because it's just down the street from Tablo. 

The food is not the best in the industry but it's what you would call comfort food. It's something to share with family, friends, and love ones. It's also something you can enjoy by yourself if you want to have ME TIME. 


These are the owners, Erwin and Grace. They are former OFWs who saved up to put up this little slice of heaven inside BFRV. KARSA is the sauce that Grace invented when they had barely nothing and had to make do with whatever was available. 

Eventually, she perfected this now and now, it's SAUCE for every KARNE available. I agree with this because I'm not a fan of sauce but this one, I actually ended up consuming the little dip dish that came with my chicken. 


We also got to try this vanilla pudding which felt like a warm hug. I actually remembered my brothers' cookies because it had the same vibe. 

This would have been perfect with a hot cup of toffenut latte. Hopefully soon, they can add coffee to their menu.  


KARSA is located along JB Tan Street inside BFRV, Las Pinas.