Month: April 2016

Laguna Kitchen Masters unveiled

[Sponsored Post] A battle of culinary skills among Laguna chefs and culinary arts students of Malayan Colleges of Laguna (MCL), dubbed as Kitchen Masters, has ensued. Last 11 April 2016, a Press Launch was held at SM City, Sta. Rosa, where the finalists, all from Laguna, were introduced to members of the press and bloggers from the South. The five Kitchen Masters who would be competing are the following: Chef Karen Nina Gicana, currently works as a Sous Chef at Buttero, an Italian and Bistro in Taguig City for two years now. She also served as project-based Chef Consultant at Universal Harvester, Inc., and is a graduate of Culinary Arts and Baking at Global City Innovative College; 2. Chef Cherizza Canlas Filamor, proprietor of/caterer at Eat Creative Catering Service, which has been in the business for 15 years now. She earned her Grand Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts and Baking Pastry Arts at Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy; 3. Chef Emmanuel Recio, owner of Le Chef Emmanuel French and Italian Cuisine in Sta. Cruz, Laguna, and …

Facebook Asia-Pacific joins Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016

[Sponsored Post] Learn how Facebook’s marketing solutions can help your business stay connected with your customers and drive real business results only from Facebook Asia-Pacific Accounts Management Head Lianne Dehaye at the Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016 on May 27, 2016 at SMX Convention Center, Taguig, from 8AM to 6PM Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook not only to stay connected with friends and family, but also to discover what’s happening around the globe, and even share and express what matters to them. Lianne Dehaye manages the Southeast Asia Small and Medium Business team, particularly in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. She has been with Facebook for three years now, and has been in the online advertising industry for nearly 10 years. She has in-depth knowledge of online marketing, brand solutions, and web analytics. Dehaye will be discussing “Facebook for Business: Beyond Likes, Comments, and Shares”. Presented by TAG Media and Public Relations, with the aim to promote …

The Ice Castles and what it means to me

It’s Sunday once more, and we’re staying home. Weather is bad and I think the girls could use some rest after our activities yesterday. I decided to do some painting, using my daughters’ book on nursery rhymes for some inspiration. I must say I was doing just fine, I was happy with my work, until my youngest daughter came to Fox Family Movies channel on TV, where the movie Ice Castles (2010) was being shown.   I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen Ice Castles before–I simply can’t remember any more. And each time I see it, I can’t help but cry. Like in the past, I had to stop what I was doing earlier and sit with my daughter to watch it, trying so hard to keep myself from crying but to no avail. I would have cried a river if my daughter wasn’t with me, you know? To keep myself a little distracted, I took photos of the screen and ate some cake. Ha! Like that really helped somehow. Does the …