Friday, September 29, 2017

Love, Peace, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: Hair hits the REP stage this November

Hair, the first ever tribal love-rock musical on Broadway, is the year-end grand musicale of Repertory Philippines’ (REP) 2017 season. Relive the rocking spirit of the 60’s in this iconic production from November 17 to December 17 at the Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City 

Set in the tumultuous 1960’s, the twenty-somethings of New York City band together to form a tribe – the hippies – as a cry of protest against the Vietnam War. The story follows native Oklahoma farm boy Claude, who meets the energetic, irrepressible tribe of Central Park hippies on his way to enlist in the US Army. This free-spirited tribe, led by the charismatic Berger, inspires Claude to rebel against the war, his parents, and society, and to assert love, peace and freedom.

From its groundbreaking use of rock music in theater to its fearless depiction of the decade’s stark realities—from the bohemian underground, the sexual revolution, and the violent anti-war movement—Hair is an unforgettable and iconic production that is truly a product of its time, and continues to be a relevant piece of theater up to today.

The angst and energy of the era is captured in the show’s amazing musical score with classic hits like “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius,” and “Good Morning Starshine.” Hair even won the 1969 Grammy Award for Best Score from An Original Cast Show Album, while its 2009 Broadway revival earned the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

In REP’s version of this award-winning production, Markki Stroem alternates with Topper Fabregas as Claude with George Schulze as Berger, Caisa Borromeo as Sheila, and a stellar cast of young performers. Chris Millado directs the grand musicale with Ejay Yatco as musical director.

You won’t be able to resist getting pulled into this phenomenon with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt McDermot.

Don’t miss REP’s final offering for the season. Purchase your tickets by calling REP at 843 3570 or Ticketworld at 891 9999, or log on to

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Staycation ALERT : 3 Accommodations in Metro Manila below Php 2,000 ONLY

Does it always have to take much of our savings from the bank to afford a break and have a staycation? With all the traffic jam not only in the metro, but even heading to the provinces for a vacation can cause us stress. The best thing we can do now is to find a place not too far yet a different place to relax and unwind.  And the thought of having staycation is the answer. 

Feeling the dreary chill of sweater weather? Go grab your best buds and indulge yourselves with a well-deserved staycation in these hip and pretty hotels for less than PhP 2,000! Its guilt-free and easy on your pockets!
 ZEN Home Knightsbridge Residences Makati
Address: B. Valdez, Manila 1210, Philippines

Price: Php 1,899/studio unit/night. Book at

Fancy yourself a dip in the pool at daytime and a night out in the bar? ZEN Home Knightsbridge is perfect then! ZEN Home Knightsbridge offers the best studios in the city with flat-screen cable television, speedy wifi, air conditioning, and a kitchen. And it’s situated just in the center of the most happening place in Makati: Poblacion!

Beware though, you’ll find it hard to go out of ZEN Home Knightsbridge Residences as the place is a wonderland in itself! With a spa, sauna, fitness center, pool, library, study room, and playground starting at PhP1,889 only, what else can you ask for?

ZEN Rooms Suez Street
          Address: Suez street, Manila 1205, Philippines

            Price: Php 1,619 for a Double Room. Book at

Are you more of a laid back and lazy staycationer who wouldn’t mind sleeping in bed or watching Netflix the whole day?

Do yourself a favor and make a booking at ZEN Rooms Suez Street Makati. You wouldn’t ever wanna leave this hotel. Aside from all the ZEN Rooms guarantees, ZEN Rooms Suez Street Makati has its own hotel restaurant and bar where you can order a delicious meal while enjoying a spectacular view of the Makati skyline.
ZEN Hostel Kasipagan Mandaluyong

     Address: 870 Kasipagan, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

      Price: Php 1,299 for a studio room:, and Php 563 for a bed in a mixed
      dorm room of 4:


Are you a solo traveler looking to stay in an area to make new friends? ZEN Hostel Kasipagan Mandaluyong is perfect for you then! You may sleep in your room all day then head to the common areas for a night of turning strangers into friends. You don’t even have to go out to have fun as there is a rooftop bar overlooking the whole city.  
All ZEN Rooms accommodations guarantee Fast Wi-Fi, Cool AC, Spotless Bed, Hot Shower, and 24/7 Cleaning and Customer Service.

Bitten by the urge to book your next staycation? Give in to temptation and avail of our affordable and quality offers! Plus, we’ll give you 15% off if you book for the month of September. Click now! We know you want to.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Minoxidil Regroe supports Alopecia Awareness Month


Yesterday, September 21, 2017 , a noteworthy event happened at Dillinger’s 1903 Steak & Brew Greenbelt 3 in Makati City. It was an afternoon of inspiration and information to add up to our knowledge. And I love it!
Minoxidil Regroe joined the world in celebrating the annual Alopecia Awareness Month with its Blue Party. It aimed at heightening awareness as well as helping understand what alopecia is all about and how to cope with this condition.

Such an honor to be a part of the bloggers and media friends to help disseminate further information about alopecia. The Blue Party event was Minoxidil Regroe’s way of supporting people who suffer from this condition.  In addition, blue is the color of Alopecia Awareness which is celebrated every September.
Guests present on the affair voluntarily cut their hair as a symbolic gesture of showing support to people with alopecia.  Me and my fellow bloggers did it as well without hesitation.
During the event, an alopecia advocate and survivor shared her journey about her experience in having this autoimmune condition and how she surpassed her condition despite the stigma attached to it. “Alopecia should not be ignored as it affects not only one’s outer appearance but also one’s inner being. People do not understand that it is not as simple as shedding of hair to one’s scalp or body but an autoimmune condition that resulted to hair loss,” said Au De Leon.
What to know  about ALOPECIA
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease, causing the body’s immune system to attack the hair follicles, resulting in partial or complete hair loss on the scalp and other parts of the body. The most common types of alopecia areata are alopecia areata patchy or coin-like patches on the scalp or other areas of the body, alopecia totalis or total hair loss on the scalp, and alopecia universalis or complete loss of hair on the scalp, face and body.
In the website of National Alopecia Areata Foundation, (, the foundation presented that 147 million people worldwide are affected by alopecia areata with a lifetime risk of 2.1 percent.   
Dr. Vinson B. Pineda, a renowned Filipino dermatologist, who brought Minoxidil Regroe in the Philippines was present in the said event. He shed light about alopecia and how Minoxidil Regroe can help people with alopecia in managing their condition.  According to Dr. Pineda, Minoxidil Regroe is the first treatment for hair loss and other cases of alopecia that has done wonders for both men and women in addressing their hair loss concerns. “Minoxidil Regroe is scientifically proven safe and effective to grow hair,” explained Dr. Pineda. “Consistent use of Minoxidil Regroe allows hair to grow back longer, regaining their lost confidence and self-esteem,” added Dr. Pineda.

As part of Minoxidil Regroe’s efforts to educate the public about hair loss, the brand has continuously provided and conducted free hair and scalp consultation to its consumers with the support of its trade partners nationwide. This is Minoxidil Regroe’s way of raising awareness about the importance of attaining healthy hair and preventing cases of progressive hair loss that diminish one’s confidence and self-esteem.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

GEN KOREAN BBQ HOUSE: Heaven of Meats!

We all love the thoughts of heaven and how it’s like to be there… Well, heaven on earth experiences really excites me too.  Discovering new places, things, food and everything new gives me all the reason to celebrate and enjoy life.

Recently, my chubby tummy bumped into an amazing venue to satisfy my Korean food cravings. Finding out that there’s a cozy place to grill without smelling after your meal, is a relief to me. Since my family and I love trying Korean restaurants, we usually end up going out still smelling like barbeque after we dine in. Who would like to smell like bbq specially if you are going to another place? I highly recommend Gen!
The first night of my visit to Gen was an awesome experience. Located by the bay, the scenery of sunset just captured my heart. Dining with a cool ambiance is my second requirement. If you like dining in to a modern ambiance of the black-lit resto, it’s truly a unique experience!

Now, let’s go to the main event! Since I was in the mood that night, I grabbed the thongs and faced the grill, I did the honor of grilling for our table. It’s actually my pleasure to cook for the people I love. I’m so excited to be back there with The Ang Foodie Family!
Discovering Gen Korean Barbeque House is a gem! Like, there’s no place like this by far…it’s the perfect place to get together for any celebrations. Visiting this place is simply a pig-out session! A must-try! The food tastes divine!
Take a look at the meats….


Gen lets you explore the art of Korean Barbeque, serving the finest quality of meats, paired with dishes filled with unique savory tastes. What can you ask for?

My young foodie enjoyed the meats! She’s not really a carnivore unlike her dad, but she was able to appreciate most of the meats that was served to us. That is what a quality meat can do, it can make my young foodie eat meat! She enjoyed the meat bite after bite. She even finished her cup of rice without pressure, hahaha!
I'm so happy that Gen Korean BBQ House from sunny LA, California has found its new home at SM by the Bay. The massive 500 seater dining area diner experience top-of-the-line all-you-can-eat meat and seafood. Aside from amazing ambiance and food selection, Gen has equally amazing promos and offers in store for you!
#GenPrimetime, 2pm-6pm for P898+++
For the party lovers out there, #PrimetimeFridays is a day for you!  Every Friday, aside from having delicious meals for your palatte, you get to enjoy new hits played by select djs. So it's like a Friday night that you will always look forward to.
Enjoy the PROMOS!
Let's continue the #GenCelebrations for all you September babies!🎂 Come celebrate your birthday with us at GEN Korean BBQ House, take at least 4 guests, and bring a valid ID for proof and your meal is FREE! See you!!🙌🏼 #GenKBBQPH

 Yes, the Mom & Daughter Foodies had a blast!
Mom & Daughter Foodies
So, what are you waiting for? Swing by and have the experience of Heaven of Meats!
Gen Korean Barbeque House
Bldg J, Unit 1-16, SM By the Bay, Seaside Blvd, Mall of Asia Complex Manila, Philippines


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Applebee's Grill and Bar's NEW MENU Gives You More Reasons To Celebrate!

Discover the place where there’s always a reason to celebrate.  As Applebee’s Grill and Bar launches its NEW Menu, my taste buds already got so excited to the next wave of flavorful gastronomic experience today!  New appetizers, salads, pasta, chicken, seafood, burgers, handhelds, and desserts to explore for our food adventure!

Over 20 new dishes from the menu!  Isn’t it so interesting to try them all?  Of course, I still have to watch my diet.  But I did not let my day end without tasting at least a little bit of almost everything from the New Menu.

Starting from the appetizer, the Fried Sweet & Spicy Pickles caught my attention. Imagine pickles being fried like chips?  Yes, it’s a must-try!  Something really new to The Ang Foodie Family!  But mind you, Mr. Ang almost finished it! And if you are a beer drinker, this baby is best paired with Engkanto beer.

Applebee's all-new appetizers give an auspicious start.  It can get things going in two ways----Team Beer and Team Cocktails and Wine. Team Bear can choose between Engkanto's Ginger Ale and Lager to pair up with Fried Sweet and Spicy Pickles, Bacon Jalapeno Potato Croquettes and Calamari.  Team Cocktails and Wine would love to pair their glass with a Southern Beef Brisket Quesadillas. 

My favorite appetizer is the Southern Beef Brisket Quesadilla.  It’s a shredded slow-cooked seasoned beef brisket tossed in a chipotle lime salsa and jalapeno dressing.  Also topped with assorted cheddar cheese in a warm flour tortilla wrap, drooling now?

For the weight-watchers like me, a healthy choice of this brand new Grilled Watermelon and Spicy Shrimp Salad can really make your day.  The combinations of fresh greens, cucumbers, feta cheese, toasted almonds, spicy grilled shrimp, and grilled watermelon cubes in a creamy mint yoghurt dressing is a guilt-free indulgence.  Heavenly! I could finish a bowl or two of this!

I am a fan of seafood. My daughter got it from me.  She picked the Teriyaki Balsamic Glazed Salmon. It’s an ocean fresh Norwegian Pink Salmon basted with a Teriyaki Balsamic glaze.  Served with Mexi-rice and green bean crispers on the side, really toothsome! My 9 y.o. foodie described the salmon so fresh and milky taste.  Kids would enjoy it!

The NEW Spinach Artichoke & Grilled Chicken Cavatappi is a creamy pasta that you will definitely adore. Love the thick spiral noodles.  Good for carbo loading! 

Here’s the most exciting part of our meal!  Trying the NEW Triple Meat All-In Burger packs a lot of heat with USDA beef burger patty, double smoked bacon, shredded beef brisket, cheddar cheese, and honey BBQ sauce in a Brioche bun. So filling to finish one serving, goes with bed of French fries. My young foodie loved it too! And of course, the carnivore Mr. Ang enjoyed it too!

One of the best from the All New Local Favorites, NEW Applebee’s Pork Liempo Adobo, so FILIPINO! It’s a succulent pork belly steaks drizzled in a tasty soy-vinegar sauce topped with crispy fried garlic and onions on the sides.  Juicy meat that can stretch your appetite.

The finale, DESSERT! Cap your meal with the NEW Smores Creme Brulee (sugar-glazed chocolate creme brulee topped with banoffee crumble and toasted marshmallows) or the NEW Banoffee Cheesecake (toffee cheesecake drizzled with Dulce de Leche and Hot Fudge sauce, topped with banana chips). 
 Applebee's Grill and Bar is all about having fun, enjoying great food, sharing a fee laughs over drinks with friends and family...And Applebee's provide you with that oasis, wherein you can relax, enjoy yourself, and leave your cares outside the door," shares Bob Vallar, Marketing Manager of Applebee's Philippines.  
Better check out the other new dishes. Applebee's Grill and Bar is a prefect place to hangout with people we love. You will definitely enjoy the food, cozy atmosphere and of course the good company.
No need to go to the US, Applebee's here to serve you good food and good time!
The ANG Foodie Family (TAFF) got another 2 thumbs up food destination! 
Applebee's Grill and Bar 
W Global Center, 30th Street corner 9th Avenue
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 801-9662

CityWalk 1, 1110, C1-B Eastwood Avenue, Bagumbayan,
Quezon City, Metro Manila
(02) 566 6800

Friday, September 1, 2017


The Samsung Hall at the SM Aura is the venue for the first Hope in Wellness Convention 2017. The convention is headed by the EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation of the Philippines, a foundation in the Philippines that strives and aims to provide help and support to adults afflicted by the disease. From September 8 – 10, the Samsung Hall becomes a lively and active venue for talks, products and activities that encourage wellness and taking care of our health.

The convention also celebrates the 12th year anniversary of EPCALM and true to the values and mission of the organization, the convention has partnered up with St. Luke’s Global and will have several activities centered towards overall wellness. The event is also the venue for a bloodletting drive, where everyone is encouraged to donate blood.

The event also will have appearances by the honorary board members Mr. Martin Nievera and Mr. Boy Abunda, joined by their celebrity advocates Kuh Ledesma, Tessa Prieto Valdes, Anne and Jasmine Curtis, Heart Evangelista, Pops Fernandez, Angel Aquino, Tirso Cruz III, Michael V, Top Suzara, Janice De Belen and Isabel Granada. EPCALM founder Dr. Erlyn Demerre and President Justice Demerre opens the convention.

There are still some stall spaces open for enterprising individuals! We are inviting everyone to come and join us in this three day event!

The EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (EPCALM) is a provider of personalized, practical and family-oriented support for patients journeying through leukemia. Now on its 12th year as the only non-profit organization of its kind in the country, EPCALM receives requests for assistance from leukemia patients and their families every single day.  More information can be found on our website: or you may call (02) 7231058 / 09328548459.

For exhibitors and sponsorship details,  you may call us at office telephone number (02) 2817974.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rustan's Supermarkets : Cheese Festival until August 20

Sauce for an Italian pasta, component for an American hamburger, topping for Mexican Nachos—cheese is one of the most versatile and universally enjoyed foods out there. While it’s great to have a lot of what we love, the many kinds and categories of cheeses can become daunting and may drive you away from tasting unfamiliar but delicious varieties. 

Marketplace and Rustan’s Supermarketa beloved and trusted source for premium products from all over the world, is helping you get the deal on cheeses. Whether you’re throwing a dinner party, creating new recipes, or just wanting to explore new flavors, you’re sure to find what you need from its vast selection this month. 

The pioneer supermarket is putting the spotlight on fine cheeses at the Fete du Fromage (Festival of Cheese), happening from August 11 to 20With an assortment of top quality imported cheeses at a discounted price of up to 30% off, this is the perfect time to get to know the selection available to you at your daily needs destination.

When choosing from cheeses that are new to you, it’s a good guide to have a handle on the basic categories: the type of milk (cow, goat, sheep), texture (soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, hard, blue), age, and place of origin. Not all those that are in one category taste the same, but generally, there are notable similarities. 

Soft cheeses are creamy and mild. Get Banon Cheese, a soft goat cheese that becomes nuttier as it ages, or the soft cow cheese Langreswhich has a strong scent—both at 10% off. Goat cheeses, such as the discounted Coeur du Berry, are light and fresh;while sheep’s cheeses are rich and nutty. The sheep cheese Kefalograviera, also at 10% off, may sound intimidating but its flavor is pleasantly salty and smooth.  

Fresh cheeses are mostly added into recipes instead of eaten on their own. Mozzarella di Bufalaone of the supermarket’s bestseller which is at 30% off, is a kind of fresh cheese. Blue cheeses, which people expect to be very pungent and strong, have varying tastes, including smoky and even chocolatey. The Bresse Bleu, which is on a 10% off deal, is soft with edible rind and has the aroma of mushrooms. The more popular Gorgonzola is sharp and spicy, perfect to mix into pasta if you just want a hint of that strong blue cheese flavor.

Then there are some cheeses that are flavored with other things, often fruits or herbs. The Le Regal de Bourgogne has a varietycoated with raisins, while the Pecorino with Truffle is infused with the intense mushroom’s flavor. Both cheeses come at a 10% discount.

Because there are so many kinds out there, your best bet is still to experiment and try different kinds to find ones you like and to expand your tastes. You’ll be able to point out the flavors that you enjoy and have a reference for the seller who’s helping you choose.  

Visit the 10-day Cheese Festival at a Rustan’s Supermarket or Marketplace by Rustan’s near you, and choose from their wide selection of premium offerings at a discount. 

For more info, visit, follow and like rustansfresh on Facebook, and @rustansfresh on Instagram and Twitter.

Rustan’s Supermarkets are located at Makati Area: Glorietta, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Magallanes, Alphaland Makati Place, Paseo Center, Century City Mall.  North Area: Shangri-La Plaza, Gateway Mall, Katipunan, Tomas Morato, P. Guevarra, Corinthian Hills, Village Center Antipolo, The Grove by Rockwell, Ayala Malls The 30th. South Area: Ayala Alabang Village, Evia Lifestyle Center, Uptown Mall BGC. Cebu: Oakridge Business Park, Ayala Center, Arcenas Estate CDO: Ayala Centrio Mall. Also, visit Marketplace by Rustan’s at San Antonio Plaza, Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Central Square Bonifacio High Street, Connecticut San Juan, and Eastwood City.