Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Love Day with Called To Rescue

Last Valentines Day, February 14, 2018, Called to Rescue Philippines made a special treat for some kids under the care of DSWD. The kids had an awesome day at Kidzania, a place where children can have fun and educational entertainment.
At Kidzania, children were given a boarding pass for two and a half hour and Kidzos worth 50 to start with their adventure at the facilities. You know, it was such a lovely sight to see them lining up with so much joy an excitement. As most of them were all there for the first time.
These kids may look young but their traumatic experiences maybe too much for them to handle. Human trafficking has been rampant not only in other countries, sadly,  the number here in Philippines is already fast growing fast like  wild mushroom anywhere. Children has basic needs that should be met not to be deprived. 
Mr. Anthony Pangilinan, the Officer-in-charge of Called to Rescue Philippines shared a short message to the children, "Mahal kayo ng Diyos". And my heart was so overwhelmed how these children still manage to smile and believe that God is in control.

After on- job-immersive Kidzania activities, the kids and the DSWD workers went down to the theater for a short program prepared for them. They were  song numbers where the kids even sang along with our talented local singers.


The program may have ended but the happiness that you can feel from these children is priceless. It may be just a day of work and play at Kidzania, but this will surely be treasured in their pure hearts.


The Philippines is now becoming a nest of human traffickers, where most victims are coming from less fortunate families.  As the social media and technology advancement helps in so many ways, the dark side of using it to pushing human trafficking online is what's really happening now. They use children as their sex object to make money without their conscience.
We might see some incident on the street of a child being dragged by someone...we can also do our part. Be it a parent who are sometimes even the ones marketing their children to prey. We can make a move and dial the number that can somehow save a life or two. We can save them one at a time. So sad, that some children would need to be rescued from their own parents.

Called To Rescue is a non-profit worldwide organization given to rescuing minor children from sex trafficking, violence and abuse.

The three main thrusts of Called to Rescue Philippines are:
1. CTR  are dedicated to prevent child trafficking through education and training of youth of all ages and their parents as well.
2. CTR are dedicated to the child until he/she has experienced healing.
3. CTR are dedicated to spreading awareness about child trafficking, and ways to rescue children who are victims of this crime.
Called to Rescue, mission is to mitigate child trafficking by rescuing children, rehabilitating them, and spreading awareness about our cause.

Called to Rescue is a non-profit, worldwide organization founded by Dr. Romine in 1988 which aims to  rescue of minor children from sex trafficking, violence, and abuse. 
Yes, human trafficking is happening here. Do not play deaf or blind. Do your part and save lives.

Congratulations, Ready, Set, Blog 2.0!

Last February 1, 2018, a special event happened at The Selah Garden Hotel. With all the full force efforts of the millennial couple, Anne & Maiko, the event was made possible and truly successful.

It was an afternoon full of  so much fun and learning. Fun, because the games made all the blogger participants stand up from their sits to run and join the interactive games plus lots of raffle prizes were given away. And learning, because some fellow bloggers shared their thoughts on specific topics of their expertise that can help each individual to grow and improve as empowered bloggers.

Blogging 101 and digital marketing
Ross Flores Del Rosario of -
How to Elevate Your Blog
Adae Ang of -
Personality Development
Zheyme Manahan of -
 SEO for bloggers

Thank you so much, to all our generous sponsors!

Herbalife Philippines
Hop Inn Philippines
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Hyds Customized Cake and Catering
Music Museum Philippines
Romulo Cafe Philippines
The Thinking Cap Marketing
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Gangnam Wings Philippines
Jung Monis Salon
Olive Nail and Body Spa
Social Media Intelligence and Publications
Allianz PNB Life Insurance
Gaius Pension Inn
The Selah Garden Hotel

During the group dinner time, the over flowing raffle prizes were still given away. You can see from the faces of my fellow bloggers how it feels like to be a true winner!
The best in costume was announced after. Congratulations Claire Santiago!  
The following morning, The Selah Hotel Staff prepared some activities for us aside from the high ropes and low ropes activities. It's like an on-the-spot team building for us.  Unexpected dance talents was discovered during our day activities



Being a part of a community who supports one another is a very important venue to develop as an individual. The ANG Foodie Family is a proud supporter of our  fellow bloggers.

Thank you so much Anne Purificacion and Maiko Dungo and team for hosting this fun-filled event. And a super big thanks to The Selah Garden Hotel accommodating us all in your beautiful place. An oasis in the City of Pasay.

LUMU Beerhouse & Filipino Kitchen : A New Place To Enjoy

The newly opened tambayan restaurant called LUMU was named after its chef, Luigi Muhlach. The word LUMU derived from the first two letters of the chefs name LU for Luigi and MU from Muhlach. With the name that also happens to be a clever abbreviation for "Love you, miss you", LUMU is every bit the fix of nostalgia that leaves you with pun intended, good taste in your mouth.

LUMU is a new place that offers good food, good drinks and of course good times, just a friendly neighborhood Filipino tamabayan (by standers place). A beer house with safe environment unlike other so called beerhouses. Each corner has a unique design that most young adults or millenials can also enjoy to have photo shoots before diving to their food. Yes, the place is so instagramable! You'll see, it has a stage for live entertainment. If you'll try to bring your dad or your uncle here, they will surely enjoy your treat.
The Ang Foodie Family was so happy to witness the official opening night of LUMU. A star - studded event plus overflowing food and fun with our KTG group.
Take a quick glance of the interesting and unique Filipino dishes that we were able to try during the launch.
Taro and Kamote Nachos Overload
This is your Pinoy version of nachos here in Philippine.  This is so good and so addicting. The toppings and the sauce made it more yummier.
The Pares Cuapao
Lumu’s signature beef pares in cuapao. Our young foodie can finish an order of two of this. Something like a light snack but still heavy... Oh, I love it too!
The LuMu A-Bangers sampler
A collection of hugots.... this platter of longganisa is good for sharing. It goes with titles of different emotions that we Filipinos call hugot. Each sausage has a special taste of our Filipino delicacy. The titles itself can also explain the meaning of the flavor.

Love you Kaldereta- de Vino
Looks good, right? So tantalizing! This luscious baby is a goat ribs cooked with red wine, tomato sauce, chorizo and shitake. I so fell in love with this one, I don't even know how to cook this right. Now, whenever I feel like having some Kaldereta, LUMU is just few minutes drive away from my place.

Yikes, don't know how to call this set of bbq sticks...but these are truly awesome!
Fresh Oysters
From LUMU menu you can enjoy goat meat, to comfort classics such as adobo, kaldereta, and bistek tagalog, to an assortment of sausages that are, well, certified bangers, the team serves a strong selection of fairly-priced hapag-kainan hits that successfully fuse classicflavors with contemporary flair.


I am not a drunkard but a tall glass of this baby, I surely can't resist. That's right, margaritas in glasses big enough to last for a full session of much-need chikahan. There are wide selections of drinks where you can go gaga!
We had a true gastronomic night! Another DAEtoRemember for The ANG Foodie Family.
LuMu Beerhouse and Filipino Kitchen is located at the 3/F of Greenbelt 3, Ayala avenue, Makati City. 
For inquiries and reservations, call +6325045240.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

PROMIL Four i - Shine Talent Camp : Discovering your child’s potential through fun, learning activities

What does your child do well? As parents, we know that our children already have the skills one sort or other. Some kids will have a knack for singing, while others will excel in painting.

Letting them explore on their own is essential to discover and nurture their true gifts. For instance, motivating kids to participate in various activities is a good opportunity to discover their interests. Aside from stimulating their creativity, doing this will also help push children to explore their full potential.
While they are young, allowing your kids to realize their talents is helpful in honing their skills. And as parents, we can be the number one support that they need.

To help nurture our child’s gift, PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6, a venue for children to play and learn, continuously commits into helping the next generation of talents and allow them to discover and develop skills set focused in the field of Art, Engineering, Dance, and Music.

Yvette Villegas, the brand manager of PROMIL® Four, said that the i-Shine® Talent Camp 6 brings a whole new fun, and learning experience for parents and their kids.

“We’re so excited to finally open the most exciting PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6 yet, where we will witness, once again, the awesome talents of the young participants,” Villegas added. “This year, we are also bringing back our camp masters on board, who will help discover, nurture, and inspire their talents so that they will shine brightly.”

This season, the PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6 showcases four different workshops namely, Music, Dance, Arts, and Engineering. Maestro Ryan Cayabyab returns as the camp master who will lead the Music Workshop, Teacher Georcelle Sy, of the G-Force Dance School for the Dance Workshop, Teacher Robert Alejandro and his team from Papemelroti for the Art Workshop, and a new set of workshops focused on Engineering to be led by Teacher Lei Sta. Maria of Engineering for Kids.

The PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6 will run from April 2 to May 3, 2018. It will be conducted in different locations in Metro Manila and will be concluded through a recital on May 11, 2018 where the participants of all four workshops will perform.
The PROMIL Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6 will also visit key cities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao via road shows to allow children outside Metro Manila to experience the thrill of the workshops.


PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6 is now accepting enrollees for the summer activity. To enroll, parents should purchase any of the participating PROMIL Gold® Four or PROMIL® Four variants, which has a corresponding discount to any of the kid’s chosen talent workshop. The pre-registration, on the other hand, will be done online through PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6 website.


Since its inception, the PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp helped discover and nurture the young Filipinos’ gift in partnership with parents. It is initiated by PROMIL® Four, a milk brand, specially formulated for children above three years old. It is also the only brand that contains NUTRISSENTIALS®—the combination of the unique and important nutrients that help support mental and physical development to help Nurture the Gift, together with balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

To know more about PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6, visit You may also log on to to know more about  PROMIL® Four.


Friday, February 23, 2018


Ladies, brace yourselves! The answer to our everyday question of how to manage our hair is already here. We all know that nowadays, it takes a lot to be beautiful. Beauty trends change rapidly, which makes it a struggle for beauty enthusiasts to keep up. Skin care routines, make-up techniques, another beauty hacks from celebrities and make-up artists are what women read p on lately. But little did we know, we are making a grave mistake by forgetting to take care of our crowning glory, our hair.
What if we tell you that there is a secret to having healthy hair without tugging and pulling? A tool that sells 28 brushes per minute worldwide and assures to make brushing a breeze. Now in 70 countries worldwide, Wet Brush recently launched new Innovative Designs for detangling, styling and maintaining healthy hair at the Center for Aesthetic Studies.
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No wonder it is the #1 Brush in the US and rapidly becoming the most popular consumer hair brush since 2005. The new Wet Brush designs are available in selected Watsons stores and SM Department Stores nationwide.
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Enjoy PizzaExpress in Manila

On the 21st of February 2018, Wednesday after,  an iconic restaurant chain from the United Kingdom has brought its authentic, fresh, and made-to-order Italian-inspired pizzas to the Philippines. Manila pizza lovers are in for a treat as PizzaExpress opens in Uptown Mall BGC, one of Manila’s main business and lifestyle districts.
PizzaExpress’ founder Peter Boizot opened the first restaurant in Wardour Street, London in 1965. Headquartered in London, PizzaExpress is one of the most successful restaurant brands in the U.K. with more than 500 restaurants in 13 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
 “We are thrilled to open in Manila and especially proud to be partnering with the Tasteless Food Group. Together, we bring the brand that we love so much to the Philippines. Based on the original ideology from 1965 in Soho, London, we offer delicious pizzas, beautifully designed restaurants, and impeccable service. We hope to create a new dining experience in Manila,” said Liam Collette, PizzaExpress General Manager for Hong Kong, UAE, Singapore & Franchises.
Among PizzaExpress’ offerings, the Calabrese is famous for being the only rectangular pizza on the menu. It packs a Southern Italian punch with its hot Calabrese sausage, spicy and soft ‘nduja salami, and fresh chillies. The tomato passata used on Calabrese and most pizzas is made in Italy by the same Greci family since 1965, which is now imported to Manila.

Leggera Superfood

Spaghetti Frutti di Mare
Dough Balls

Equally popular are the Dough Balls, a unique creation by PizzaExpresssoft, warm, and freshly baked nuggets of dough that are dipped in garlic butter and pesto sauce. The same Dough Balls can also double as a dessert and be enjoyed with Nutella spread!


PizzaExpress’ entry in the Philippines marks the third international market in Southeast Asia after previously expanding in Singapore and Indonesia. The new Uptown Mall restaurant is the first of PizzaExpress’ planned expansion in the Philippines over the next several years.

Manila can look forward to the complete PizzaExpress experience, enjoying signature dishes like Calabrese and Dough Balls, together with a variety of mouthwatering handmade pizzas, fresh salads, and pastas in the 150 square meter, 77-seater restaurant. The modernized interiors will have the iconic PizzaExpress look & feel and will have an open kitchen, where diners can watch the pizzaiolos (pizza chefs) flaring the dough.

Have a look at their interesting menu.


Baked Dough Balls 195 (Contains Nuts)
Our famous baked dough balls served with garlic butter, pesto Genovese or pesto Rosso

Garlic Bread 180 (Vegetarian)
Our freshly baked dough, brushed with garlic butter
Add mozzarella for P30

Bruschetta Originale “PizzaExpress” 215 (Contains Nuts)
Tomatoes, onions, pesto Genovese, garlic bread

Gamberetti Piccante 300 (Chili)
King prawns in spicy tomato sauce with cherry tomatoes, spinach, garlic, and parsley. Served with bread sticks

Baked Mushrooms 390 (Contains Nuts)

Baked mushrooms stuffed with pesto Rosso, pesto Genovese, and mozzarella. Finished with jalapeño peppers, rocket, and parmesan. Let us know if you want it without jalapeño peppers

Polpette Bolognese 295 (Chili)
Pork meatballs in spiced tomato Bolognese sauce, finished with parsley

Mozzarella Tomato Salad 275 (Contains Nuts)
Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, pesto Genovese, basil

Burrata Caprese 525 (Contains Nuts)
Burrata cheese, red pepper, pesto Genovese, rocket, pine nuts


Leggera Superfood 390 (Contains Nuts)

Our superfood salad packed with fibre and protein. A mix of fresh mozzarella, avocado, roasted pumpkins, beetroot, lentils, green beans, baby spinach, mixed leaves, pine nuts, basil, balsamic syrup

Bosco 395

Warm garlic mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, avocado, baby spinach, rocket, parmesan, balsamic syrup, honey mustard dressing

Chicken Caesar 315
Chicken, pancetta, parmesan, cos lettuce, croutons, Caesar dressing

Chicken & Apple  350 (Contains Nuts)
Chicken, green apple, walnuts, basil, mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes, dried cranberries, creamy lemon dressing





Pomodoro Pesto   395  (Contains Nuts)

Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and garlic oil. Finished with pesto Genovese and basil
American Hot  475 (Chili)
Pepperoni, your choice of jalapeño or fresh green peppers

American Hottest  595 (Chili)
Pepperoni, spicy ‘nduja salami, fresh green peppers, jalapeños, and red chilli. Finished with fresh mozzarella and parsley

Pollo Forza  420 (Chili)
Smoked paprika chicken with arrabbiata, jalapeños, and roasted peppers. Finished with parmesan and parsley

Diavolo  420 (Chili)
Spiced beef, pepperoni, red onions, green peppers, and Tabasco

Quattro Formaggi  430
Mozzarella, gorgonzola, Emmental, parmesan

Polpette Bolognese  450 (Chili)
Italian meatballs, jalapeños, garlic oil, chilli oil, and Bolognese sauce. Finished with rocket and parmesan


Calabrese  595 (Contains Nuts) (Chili)
Our iconic rectangular pizza with Calabrese sausage, spicy ‘nduja salami, jalapeños, green chillies, and roasted peppers. Finished with fresh mozzarella, rocket, pesto Genovese, and parmesan


Sloppy Giuseppe  410
Spiced beef, green peppers, red onions


Liguria  430
Prawns, mussels, squid, clams, capers, olives, breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, lemon, béchamel sauce (no mozzarella and tomato)

Le Rose  470
Pancetta, chicken, and Calabrese sausage. Finished with prosciutto and basil

Add some protein with chicken, prawns or pepperoni.

Choose from these or any of your favourites for P150

Margherita  350 (Vegetarian)
Mozzarella and tomato
Giardiniera  370(Contains Nuts)
Pumpkins, mushrooms, roasted peppers, olives, garlic, cherry tomatoes, pesto Genovese
American  380
Fiorentina  370
Spinach, egg, olives, garlic oil, parmesan
Prosciutto  425
Prosciutto, ricotta, parmesan, rosemary, polenta (no mozzarella)

La Reine  370
Ham, mushrooms, olives

Lava 695
Burrata mozzarella and basil torn over a baked pizza topped with olives and cherry tomatoes


Spaghetti Frutti di Mare 395 (Chili)
Prawns, clams, mussels, squid, and cherry tomatoes in a spiced pomodoro sauce
Farfalle di Calabria 395 (Chili)
Spicy ‘nduja salami, Italian sausage, basil, parmesan, pomodoro sauce
Penne Pollo Piccante 340 (Chili)
Spicy marinated chicken, cherry tomatoes, and baby spinach in creamy and spicy sauce

Lasagna Classica 385
Beef bolognese layer with béchamel and parmesan

Spaghetti Bolognese  320
Spaghetti in a rich, slow cooked, meaty beef Bolognese sauce
Spaghetti Carbonara 320
A Roman recipe of rich creamy pasta sauce made with egg, parmesan, and pancetta ham
Big Bad Brownie 260 (Vegetarian) (Contains Nuts)
Chocolate brownie chunks, vanilla gelato, cream, crushed Italian biscotti, vanilla wafer, pistachio, caramel sauce

Gelato 95 (Vegetarian)
Your choice of vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, or pistachio
Tiramisu  295 (Vegetarian)
Coffee, cocoa, cream, mascarpone. Layered with sponge fingers
Cheesecake  260 (Vegetarian)
Cream cheese, cream, crumbled biscuit, and fruit coulis.
Chocolate Fudge Cake  260 (Vegetarian)
Our famous home-baked chocolate cake.

Great to share

Dough Balls with Nutella  230 (Contains Nuts) (Vegetarian)

Nutella chocolate spread and lots of warm dough balls



Trebbiano, Rubicone Boido P215 Bottle: P950
Light and dry with citrus notes. Hints of melon and green apple

Soave, Torchio Antico P255 Bottle: P1200
Light to medium-bodied and dry, with almond notes and honeyed finish

Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie Villa Girardi  Bottle: P1500
Light and dry with citrus and floral notes and a clean, crisp finish

Gavi, Del Commune di Gavi Batasiolo Bottle: P1600
Fresh and dry with classic notes of citrus, almonds, and fresh herbs

Tami, Grillo Bottle: P2400
Light and velvety with hints of white figs, tangerine blossoms, and jasmine

Sangiovese, Il Poggio Glass: P215 Bottle: P950
Vivid red fruit flavors with hints of chocolate and coffee

Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, Boido P255 Bottle: P1200
Medium-bodied with intense aromas of blueberries, cherries, licorice, and sweet spices

Nero D’Avola, Il Poggio Bottle: P1200
Fresh with blackberry and dark plum aromas and notes of anise and fresh herbs

Primitivo, Salento IGT Il Roccolo Bottle: P1200
Rich aroma and deep flavor with warm fruity notes

Chianti, Melini Neocampana Bottle: P1800
Full-bodied with dominant notes of fruit and elegant floral scents

Prosecco DOC, Spumante Bottle: P1500
Fresh with fruity notes of Golden apple and Williams pear, and floral notes of acacia and wisteria

Peroni P220
Refreshingly crisp Italian lager, brewed in Italy
San Miguel Pale Pilsen P80
Brewed in the Philippines
San Miguel Light P80
Brewed in the Philippines


Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Sprite, Royal Tru Orange P80
Bottled Water P55
San Pellegrino (250 mL) P120

English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Pure Peppermint, Green Tea with Jasmine, Camomile, Berry Sensation, Lively Lime and Orange Fusion P120

Americano P110
Espresso P100
Double Espresso P120
Macchiato P130
Cappuccino P130
Latte P130


About PizzaExpress

PizzaExpress has been serving handmade happiness through its beautiful pizzas since 1965 when it was founded by Peter Boizot. Inspired by the finest pizzerias in Italy, each pizza is handcrafted by expert pizzaiolos (pizza chefs) with great quality dough topped with the freshest ingredients. They’re also passionate in the way the dishes are presented to their customers. Every dish has character, shown in the way it’s plated and the way it’s served. Pizza in style, indeed.

For more information, please email or call 09178593168.

The World’s Thinnest Foldable Phone, HONOR Magic V2

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