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.

Saturday, August 12, 2017


We parents are wired to keep a watchful eye over their children, making sure they are healthy and safe. Kids, on the other hand, would always want to go out, explore, and play with their friends. A child’s desire to explore out of arm’s reach usually sparks a semblance of fear in parents, prompting them to become restrictive of their little one’s day-to-day activities at times.

The reality is parents cannot be with their kids 24/7. There are times when they simply need to be away from their children to fulfill other responsibilities, like going to work and attending to household chores. The new NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ helps give them the confidence to do so, without having to worry about their little ones.

NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+, Love That Protects

Loving protection like no other

NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ has Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, with the probiotic strain L. Rhamnosus, which not only helps protect children’s tummies but also helps support their defense against pathogens in the upper respiratory tract.

In every 45g serving (4 tablespoons) of NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ and NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 5+, there are at least one billion colony forming unit (cfu) of L. Rhamnosus present.
#LoveThatProtects in action

In a recent event held at The Atrium, SM Megamall, NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ showcased how it helps moms show their children a love that protects through an aptly heart-shaped activity booth headlined by interactive parent-child activities.
For kids, moms, and even dads to join in the fun, they simply need to buy one (1) 370g pack of NIDO ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ or 5+ from the nearby selling booth to get a set of three (3) wrist tags. Inside, they can win special prizes by evading the dangers of the forest through the sound-controlled game Shout for Love, hugging to catch yellow hearts at Catch the Love Bug, expressing their creativity by coloring templated artworks at Color Me Love, and stating their commitment through a mom and child handprint and answering the question “How do you show your love that protects?”

The different activities allowed the participants to demonstrate their creativity and teamwork, and at the same time, provided parents and their kids with an educational, fun-filled family bonding day with NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+.

Catch the NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ Love That Protects booth at SM Megamall until tomorrow, 13 August. Watch out for announcements on Cebu and Davao legs.



Friday, August 11, 2017

REP Theater : The timeless story of Beauty and the Beast for Young Audiences

The magic of storytelling goes on as REP Theater for Young Audiences (RTYA) stages a retelling of the classic tale Beauty and the Beast with book written by Peter Del Valle and John Ahearn, music by Michael Valenti, and lyrics by Elsa Rael.

The spellbinding musical highlights RTYA’s 25th anniversary with Founder and Artistic Director Joy Virata at the helm, promising to give children an even more enjoyable theater experience.

Based on the French novel of the same title published in 1740, this version of Beauty and the Beast follows a loving father who wanders into an enchanted garden as he tries to take shelter from the storm. A bush of strangely beautiful roses catches his attention, and having promised that he would bring one home for his youngest daughter Beauty, he decides to pick a rose from the bush.


Without knowing the roses are magical, the father angers the Beast who owns the garden. As punishment, the Beast demands that Beauty be sent to his castle to serve as payment for the enchanted rose that he stole. In exchange for her father’s freedom, Beauty agrees to live with the Beast not knowing that her captor is under a spell, which can only be broken by true love.

This rendition of Beauty and the Beast will show children the wonders of learning to love beyond appearances and the true meaning of selflessness.

RTYA’s Beauty and the Beast brings together some of the most talented theater stars today including Cara Barredo, Alana Vicente, Jill Ita-as, and Maya Encilla alternating as the dutiful daughter Beauty, while Arnel Carrion, Jos Jalbuena, Hans Eckstein, and George Schulze play the role of the cursed Beast.  

Directed by Joy Virata, the show runs until December 14 at the Onstage theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

Purchase your tickets by calling REP at 843 3570 or Ticketworld at 891 9999, or log on to

For updates and show schedules, log on to, like and follow repertoryphilippines on Facebook and Instagram, and follow @repphils on Twitter.






Monday, August 7, 2017

Rainy Days Ready with Rustan's Supermarket Home Essentials

Rustan’s Supermarket always has the choicest products on its shelves, and the rainy season is time to stock-up on items to keep your home warm and dry.

You can easily find all those rainy-day must-haves at the Feels Like Home: A Health, Home, and Household Fair from August 4 to Sept 3.

Apart from the amazing selection of food, Rustan’s Supermarket gives you a complete shopping experience so you can easily get your hands on your essentials like haircare, skincare, feminine care, soap dishes and loofah sponges for the bathroom; food containers, plastic wraps, and scrub pads for the kitchen as well as cleaning supplies, first aid kit necessities, and so much more.

As a special treat for its customers, Rustan’s Supermarket is also bringing you a special rainy-day promo. Grab an inverted umbrella for only P199, for every minimum spend of P3000 with at least P300 worth of sponsor products like Ariel, Perwoll, Mr. Muscle, Feathersoft, Vitapet, and Dentismile.

So, make sure to keep your home well-stocked and organized during this rainy season by visiting any Rustan’s Supermarket branch near you for the Feels Like Home: A Health, Home, and Household Fair from August 4 to Sept 3.

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, and Connecticut San Juan.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

California Pizza Kitchen:Celebrates National Pizza Day! August 15 & 16, 2017 BUY 1 TAKE 1

The undisputed authority in innovative & adventurous  California style pizzas always served with a distinct California vibe, is celebrating National Pizza Days this August 15 & 16, 2017 (Tuesday & Wednesday) now on its 6th year run!
On these days, guests who visit any of CPIK's six (6) locations in Metro Manila can avail of their BUY 1, GET 1 Free Pizza Promotion: choosing among an exclusive selection of five NEW Premium pizzas that embody the spirit of California Cool & Creativity that the brand is synonymous for.
You might be wondering, you might have some questions about this event. Let me give some frequently asked questions and answers.

1. What is National Pizza Day?

National Pizza Day (NPD) is an annual CPK Philippines event wherein guests are treated to buy 1, get free pizza promotion. It will be held on August 15-16, 2017 (Tuesday &Wednesday) at all six (6) California Pizza kitchen ranches in Metro Manila.

2. How does it work?

On the designated National Pizza Days, guests can enjoy a free pizza for every pizza order of regular or thin crust pizzas.  the free pizza can be chosen from the roaster of NEW premium limited edition pizzas created specially for those days.

3. What are the five (5) free pizza choices?

The five (5) Pizzas you can choose from as your free pizza are as follows"
  • Ham + Mango Cucumber Pizza
  • Pizza Italiano
  • Cheese Triplets Pizza
  • Asparagus + Chicken Spinach Artichoke Sauce Pizza
  • Primavera Delight Pizza
4. Are there time restrictions for this promotion on National Pizza Day?

There are none. The National Pizza Day Promotion is valid all day from opening to closing in all the branches from August 15-16, 2017. Better come early cool surprises await early birds!

5. Do you have any other offers on National Pizza Day?

Aside from the FREE New Premium pizzas, the grand prize winning pizza fro the recent 3rd Annual CPK Pizza Wars Competition will be available on those days,
the Garlic Cream Cheese & Sausage Pizza.  When you buyu this pizza at its regular price, you will be entitled to choose one (1) free pizza from the 5 NEW premium pizza choices.
Now, get ready to have a taste of all these pizzas!
As a lighter option for ladies who lunch, the NEW Primavera Delight Pizza blends roasted squash puree, Mozzarella & Queso Quesadilla cheeses, grilled zucchini, red onion, broccoli, button mushrooms, carrots, and fresh tomato sauce topped with Parmesan cheese. 
Cheese lovers will swoon when they get a bite of CPK's NEW Cheese Triplets Pizza generously topped with creamy Mozzarella, Velveeta, and Queso Quesadilla cheeses


Sweet seekers will love the delightful combination of Mango puree & house made Mango Cucumber Salsa balanced out with the diverse flavors of smoked ham, creamy Mozzarella cheese, and farm fresh Arugula leaves.

Fans of CPK’s legendary Spinach + Artichoke Dip will be elated to discover that they turned it into a pizza and then some with their Asparagus + Chicken in Spinach Artichoke Sauce Pizza: Spinach Artichoke sauce with Mozzarella cheese, grilled chicken, & asparagus spears topped with chopped parsley & croutons for an added crunch.

You'll be busting out with your best Italian accent with their Pizza Italian° with Pomodoro, Mozzarella cheese, & select Italian herbs & spices topped with ham, rustic pepperoni, bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, & parmesan cheese.

On National Pizza Day 2017, the Grand Prize Winner of CPK’s recently concluded Pizza Wars Competition (their annual Pizza Chef Competition), will be made available to too. Chef Rommel Panaligan's creation is now our all-time favorite pizza from CPK!
The Garlic Cream Cheese & Sausage Pizza a singular treat combining their Garlic Cream sauce with Smoked Sausage, Mozzarella, Fontina and Parmesan Cheeses, and fresh mushrooms drizzled with a sweet Balsamic Glaze.
What's more, when you buy this CPK Pizza Wars grand prize winning pizza, you will still be able to avail of any one (1) of our five (5) NEW featured pizzas for free!
The 6 CPK branches in Metro Manila are located as follows:
-CPK Bonifacio Global City - W Global Center 30th cor 9th Ave BGC
-CPK Promenade 3 Greenhills - Ground floor Promenade 3 Greenhills San Juan
-CPK Alabang Town Center - 2nd floor ATC Mall Muntinlupa City
-CPK Shangri-La EDSA Mall - Midlevel Shangri-La East Wing, Mandaluyong City 
-CPK SM Mall of Asia - Ground level Activity Center, SM Mall of Asia Pasay City 
-CPK Century City Mall - Basement 1 Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave., Makati City 
For more information:
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards Opens Nominations for the country’s biggest and most respected real estate awards system

Terry Blackburn, Managing Director of PropertyGuru  Asia Property Awards and Cindy Tan-Jarabat, President of Tajara Leisure and Hospitality Group Inc., representative of this year's panel of judges.
August 3, MANILA, Philippines The annual PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, the archipelago’s biggest and most prestigious real estate awards program, have officially launched its sixth edition for 2018 via a well-attended press briefing held on Thursday (3 August 2017) at the New World Makati Hotel.
In a vote held a day before the launch, the independent panel of judges approved to make changes and further diversify the categories of the awards system to acknowledge the emerging market conditions.
“This is to recognize the continuing emergence of innovations in design, production, and marketing among Philippine developers. To us, this is proof of their sensitivity to local market conditions and their courage to try new strategies and new products outside of the tried and tested,” said Dr. Jaime V. Cura, vice chairman of RGV Group of Companies, who has been elected as the new chairman of the judging panel as Lindsay J. Orr ends his two-year term as head judge.
For the Awards’ sixth edition, recognition will be presented for Best Township Development and Best Township Design, where the judges will be looking for the project’s smart city principles, sustainable design and carbon-emission management system, among others, as the popularity of and demand for such integrated community developments in and outside the capital rises.
Adding to the two township categories, there will be accolades for: Best Alternative Housing Development, to recognize owner-managed housing projects intended for transient workers, students and the elderly; Best Mid End Condo Development (Metro Manila); and Best Affordable Condo Development (Cebu).
“For more than half a decade, the annual Philippine Property Awards has recognized outstanding examples of world-class property development across the country. Every year, the number grows,” said Cura. “We feel that we should recognize and encourage such innovations and sensitivity to market conditions to prove that the Philippine property market continues to be a standout in this part of the world.”
In the previous edition of the Awards, the judging panel also introduced several categories reflecting the growth of the domestic market, such as Best BPO Office Development, Best Mixed Use Development, and Best Universal Design Development. These categories remain for the 2018 edition after being well received by local developers.
Nominations are now open for the public until 16 February 2018. Eligible entries for the Developer, Development and Design completion categories will be accepted until 23 February, with the final shortlist of nominees announced on 28 March 2018.
Shortlisted nominees will be honored as Winners or given Highly Commended distinction at the sixth annual gala dinner and awards ceremony of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, set on Friday, 27 April 2018, at the Fairmont Makati ballroom.
The black-tie gala will celebrate the successes of the Philippine real estate sector with 300 of the country’s key senior industry figures from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao gathering under one roof.
Hari V. Krishnan, CEO of PropertyGuru Group, said: “We’re excited to see what’s next for the fast-growing Philippine real estate sector. The annual Philippines Property Awards program grows bigger each year – this event is a validation of the developers' achievements and a celebration of their successes as determined by their peers.”
The Philippine real estate industry has greatly evolved over the last few years, with quality projects being launched not just in Metro Manila but also in key provincial cities like Metro Cebu, Metro Davao and even Iloilo and Tagaytay, where previous awardees have hailed.
As noted by the panel of judges, the property industry has remained one of the drivers of the Philippine economy, where the GDP rate is among the highest in the ASEAN region. The adoption of new technologies, including green technology, in the design and construction of structures, as well as global practices in real estate marketing, have also contributed to the rapid growth and evolution of the local real estate service sector.
“The Philippines Property Awards is the benchmark of excellence for the sector. It continues to lead in recognising innovation and emerging asset classes for the benefit of consumers,” said Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards.
“With the addition of new categories to make the awards programme more inclusive, the Philippines Property Awards upholds its reputation of fairness and transparency for all, to celebrate the achievements of the country’s dynamic real estate industry.”
The annual PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards 2018 is supported by media partners Oxford Business Group and PropertyGuru Property Report; supporting associations European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and British Chamber of Commerce Philippines; and official supervisor BDO, the world’s fifth largest auditing and accountancy firm, represented by co-managing partner Paul Ashburn.
Previous VVIP guests who have attended the exclusive gala dinner include Department of Tourism Wanda Corazon T. Teo, former Senator Franklin Drilon, and former presidential candidate Manny Villar, who accepted the 2015 Philippine Real Estate Personality of the Year special award. A new Real Estate Personality winner, as chosen by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report, will be revealed before the 2018 gala dinner.
For more information about the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, email sent to: or visit the official website:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

GIONYX Hair & Nail Salon Experience : "Me Time" At Last

Stay - home mom or working mom, we still deserve some “Me Time.”  I just had mine last Saturday! I found GIONYX Hair & Nail Salon, a gem in the heart of Makati.  It has existed for three years now and still gaining more and more repeat clients. 
I had a night of pampering with the staff of GIONYX. I had foot cleaning and manicure with nail polish. The nail technician who did my nails is an expert.  She never hurt my sensitive skin.  I seldom get my nails done because I also seldom get a good one to handle my kind of onion skin.  Getting the “murder” as they call it is what hesitate me do have my nails done that often. I learned from the staff that she has been doing the thing for more than 10 years.  She perfectly fits my need.  She did my finger nails carefully.  She was actually gentle specially in taking away the cuticles.
I usually go for the shade of brown, like light brown, dark brown, golden brown, mahogany, etc.  This time, I made a bold decision to try a totally different hair color.  What about something new?  Yes, I got a new hair color, away from brown.  Looking at the color swatches, this one caught my eyes, Iridescent Red Blonde!
Let me show the steps on how they did my hair color…
#1 Shampoo

#2 Hair Color Application
#3 Shampoo & Conditioner
#4 Rinse
#5 Blower
#6 Tadddahhhhhh!
It was so timely for my hosting job for the following night.  I even got some compliments from friends who saw me the following morning before my hosting gig. Things like…You look different as in good different! Someone even said, “Every time I see you, I always see glow from your face”…
Hair & Nails by GIONYX Hair & Nail Salon
These are things that we women would always wish to hear from others, most especially from our man. Such a giggle moments too hearing it from ladies like you. I really appreciate women who can give a compliment to other women. To me, it’s a strong sign of one’s security.  Remember, you will not get compliments from insecure people.
And if you happen to have Chinese speaking visitors, you may also bring them here because they have 2 Chinese speaking hair stylists who can communicate best to their same language.  They also have Filipino hair stylist and staff. 
Well, so much for my long talking.  Try and visit GIONYX Hair & Nail Salon.  It is located right across Century City Mall Makati.  The salon is so spacious with modern facilities to enjoy! Take a look at the photos inside GYIONIX Hair & Nail Salon.


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