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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

FREE invites to Mang Inasal Bloggers Night

Do you love food and music and blogs about your adventures?

If you say yes, here's an invitation that is surely hard to resist: Mang Inasal Bloggers Night at Teatrino Promenade, Greenhills on August 1, 2011 (5pm to 9 pm).

We love Mang Inasal for providing us quality Filipino food at affordable prices. But now, you’ll have two new reasons to love Mang Inasal even more!

Mang Inasal will be launching two great campaigns:

I Love OPM: The Mang Inasal Mang Aawit Launch
I love the Asus Transformers Promo

What to expect that night:

a. Jamming/ Videoke Sessions with Artists/ Bloggers
b. Table Rotation (Interviews and Socialization)
c. Games, Trivia, and Raffles
d. Preview to the music of the Mang Inasal Mang Aawit

Now, aside from the great food that will be serve, you'll have a chance to meet and greet and witness the wonderful talents of up-and-coming and established OPM artists that will sure rock the house. 

If you're a blogger and is interested to join the fun, just leave a comment below with your name, URL and email address.  Our friends from Mang Insal will send invites any time soon. So sign up na, now na!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I am a Certified Foodie!

Believe it or not, Pizza is older than the Philippines.  That is if we will based such statement to the historical findings that this food has existed since time immemorial in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. By 997 the term had appeared in Medieval Latin, and in 16th century Naples a Galette flatbread was referred to as a pizza. A dish of the poor people, it was sold in the street and was not considered a kitchen recipe for a long time.

Today, this food treat "intended" for poor people is a favorite of people from all walks in like.  You live in a mansion or a high-end condominium and still crave for a bite of a slice of this mouth-watering dish, whatever the toppings are (My personal favorites are pineapples and/ or mushrooms).  Same goes with the masa who can get a slice or two for less than P50 from  fast food chains or stand alone stalls in their neighborhood.

I am a certified foodie. And on top of my fave hunger buster is pizza.  For one, it was the very first meal that I shared with my wife.  Now, it has always been a tradition that we eat pizza for special occasions for the sentimental reason or just simply because of it's unique and delicious taste and presence in almost all menus.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Unilab Ideas Positive: A competition and advocacy in one

I am really quite amused and amazed of what kids can do this days.

Early this year, someone invented a double-headed broom to collect large debris and fine dust simultaneously. I was floored (no pun intended) when I found out from BBC that a 5-year old boy from UK named Sam Houghton invented it to help his father sweep leaves in their front yard.

Reminds of a remarkable feat accomplished last year by a group of students who called themselves Team Biggkas of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). These smart and young advocates bagged the grand prize of the Unilab Ideas Positive program for its farm-in-the-city concept. Thre group introduced teaching hydroponics gardening to mothers in Barangay San Joaquin in Pasig City (my home town) so they have their own sustainable source of vegetables within the community. Mothers made their first harvest of lettuce and kangkong in April this year. The local government of Pasig City has expressed a desire to replicate the same program in other barangays.

Inspring, right?

Well, the good news is Unilab Ideas Positive, a social marketing competition for college/university students in Metro Manila and Calabarzon areas is again accepting entries this year.

The program encourages college students who want to make a difference to form a team, and think of a solution to a community's health and wellness problems. Just like in 2010, The winning team will get seed funding from Unilab of PhP100,000 so they can implement their social marketing plan. Two runner-ups will get PhP75,000 each for their own implementation. Of course, the winning groups will also receive cash prizes for themselves and trophy for the school.

Interested students can form a team of five and submit their idea through until July 18. Ten semi-finalists will be chosen to undergo a 3-day camp in August where social marketing thought-leaders led by 2009 CNN Hero of the Year Efren Penaflorida and social marketing guru Dr. Eduardo ‘Ned’ Roberto will help teams to firm up their social marketing plans.

Wow! This sounds exciting. If only I am 10 years younger and enrolled in college, I can brainstorm ideas with my buddies and join this worthwhile competition which is actually more of an advocacy of Unilab, a world-class company which has been known to promote the Bayanihan spirit, the Filipino trait of working together to achieve a common goal.

Five finalists teams will be chosen to defend their plans on Sept 18 before a multi-sector panel of judges that will pick the team that wins the seed money from Unilab.