Friday, September 30, 2011

Comida China de Manila throws victory party for the UP Pep Squad

Comida China de Manila, formerly known as Panciteria San Jacinto-Pasig and the metro’s favourite blow-out and celebration place, threw a victory party for the University of the Philippines Varsity Pep Squad recently.

Fresh from their triple victory in the recently held 2011 Samsung UAAP Cheerdance Competition, the UP Pep arrived 100-strong at the restaurant serving traditional Chinatown food, still sporting their sensational platinum blonde hair and peppy attitude.

The “UP Pep” was accompanied at the dinner by UP College of Human Kinetics Dean Leilani Gonzalo, former Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs Grace Gregorio, head coach Lalaine (Coach Lala) Pereña and assistant coaches NJ Antonio and Pio Niño Opinaldo.
The UP Pep won first place in the prestigious Samsung Cheerdance Competition on September 17 in back-to-back fashion, now bringing their title total to 7, just one crown away from the University of Santo Tomas with 8. At the same competition, the UP Pep Squad took home all the other awards to be won : the first crown of the inaugural Samsung Group Stunts Competition and the Samsung Stunner of the Day title, care of “blonde” looker Nezsa Salvador.

The platinum blonde look was the peg for the Pep Squad’s Madonna-inspired number that was “crisp, athletic and creative, with trademark throws and athletic moves” that was pure UP Pep Squad.
Comida China, (owned by the Torres Family who also run Mom and Tina Bakery Cafe and the Red Rickshaw in San Fernando, Pampanga), pulled off all the stops in paying tribute to the back-to-back champs. “Such a significant achievement deserves to be celebrated with a full-course Chinese lauriat,” said Comida China de Manila president Benny V. Torres.

“We always strive for excellence in our food and service, that is why we salute the excellence that the UP Pep Squad showed in their performance last Saturday. Their commitment and discipline inspires us to always do our best in all that we do. We are happy to honor them with this dinner, as they honor us here with their presence,” said Benny Torres, who said the tradition of celebrating triumphs and victories invites more triumphs and victories.
After some sampling of cheers and lifts for the benefit of the media present, the UP Pep thanked everyone for their support and pledged to come back next year with something better than their best. They also invited everyone to support them in their next adventure : the 6th Cheerleading World Championship in Hong Kong on November 26-27 where the UP Pep Squad hopes to bring honor not just to UP but to the entire country.

“We hope the event will help introduce and recognize the Philippines more in international cheerleading events and showcase our Filipino cheerleaders as well. It is truly an honor for us to be part of the very first Philippine cheering squad to represent our country in a world cheerleading event,” Coach Lala said.

Online Auction

I am thinking of selling my semi-pro camera online and advertise it in a website for online auction. The camera is still in good condition with only a year in my hand, complete with all the accessories in the package. I am planning to buy a new gadget this weekend if everything permits. I want to dispose first this camera so I can use the amount of money for trading. I already have decided on what model to buy if ever I close the deal this weekend.

When you actually see a website with variety of products for auction, would you easily grab the opportunity? Of course, not! You need to check and verify the website first. It is always best to conduct a little research and review because there's scam that could lead you sometimes into something that you never wish to happen. I hope that everything will turn out good this weekend.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

College Dropout Rates

I am always hooked whenever I see infographic in the web. Aside from the many information that you will see in it, it also is very easy to understand. Infographic is so amazing! Find out more from the infographic shown below.

The Human Body

How well do you know about human body? We all know about it but there are more information that you will find in this infographic. I find it so amazing because of the details that are shown below. Please check it out now and be surprised about the many interesting facts of the human body.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Typhoon Pedring Lashes Luzon

Suspension of classes were earlier announced last night from Prep to High School. College level and government offices were also suspended today.

Update: Residents near Marikina river were being evacuated as it reached the critical level. Guest at Hotel Sofitel near Manila Bay were also evacuated. Manila Bay sea wall were damaged. Giant waves as high as coconut trees occurred in the Manila Bay area. Dikes in Bulacan and Valenzuela were also breached. Other areas in Metro Manila were flooded. Meanwhile Roxas Boulevard is impassable while US Embassy and other offices were closed today due to waist deep flood.

Emergency Hotlines

PAGASA: 4438526
NDRRMC: 9111873, 9125296, 9122665, 9125668, 9111406
Red cross: 143, 5270000
MMDA: 136, 8824151 to 77, 0917-5615711
Philippine Coast Guard: 5273877, 5276136, 328-1098, 527-8481
Text Hotlines: 09175516211, 09209716211 and 09088808576

Bureau of Fire Protection: 4106254, 4138859
DSWD Hotline
(Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center):
7348635, 4883119; 951-7435; 951-7119; 931-8101 to 07 locals 506 & 507

Department of Education
6361663, 6331942, 6373743, 6340222, 6356550, 6387529, 6387530

Meralco: 162-11

Maynilad: 1626

Manila Water: 1627

Stay safe everyone!

Happy Birthday Mr. G!

So it's your birthday today! I was kind of busy this morning monitoring the weather condition while typhoon Pedring is currently pounding the whole Luzon. Anyways, we've been together for almost three years now and you always make me feel special, giving me a good page rank. Thank you so much!

Happy 13th Birthday Google!

Weekend Blog Caravan #24: MEGA FOLLOW WEEKEND

Here is my entry for Weekend Blog Follower Caravan! This is actually the first blog that I chose to stay home with Blogspot. Having a constant PR3, this hungry blog is longing for GFC, twitter and FB fans. For Week 24, we are tasked to do the following. Three mega follow tasks in one post!!

Please follow my:
FB Fan Page: you can see it in my sidebar or right Here.
GFC: at my right side sidebar
Twitter: @mommynuts

This is your chance to get more followers plus a big chance to win $$.


Here are the following tasks:

1. Make a blog post with our WBFC Badge to welcome all our participants. Make sure your blog post has links to this week’s sponsors: mumwrites, Hands Full of Life and Postcard Enthusiast.

For this week, three generous bloggers sponsored the WBFC, thus three winners will be drawn!

2. Within your blog post, emphasize the location of your GFC widget, LINK to your Twitter Profile and LINK to your Facebook Fan Page. One entry per blogger only!

3. Submit your blog post to our linky tool below. Not your homepage URL.

4. Visit other participating blogs and leave a comment at our fellow participants’ welcome post that you have followed their GFC, Twitter and liked their Facebook Pages by mentioning your usernames and Facebook Profile Name.

5. Please a leave a comment here if you have done so.

A note from the host: Please don’t forget to like WBFC Fan Page!

*While doing this entry, (in a rush) a power outage occurs from time to time, (due to super super typhoon Pedring) saving my draft every second. Will submit the link right after. I might log off in a bit.

Monday, September 26, 2011

TYPHOON PEDRING; Suspension of classes

Repost from @DepEd_PH twitter account: Classes in NCR will remain suspended tomorrow, Sept 27, for kinder, elementary and high school, for both private and public schools.

I'm glad that announcement of suspension made it earlier today. I don't need to wake up early or stay late tonight for latest PAGASA update. It was the same day two years ago when Ondoy hit the whole metro. Today the rain was non-stop, but no flooding has been reported as of yet. Thank God, we only pray for a small amount of rain, just enough to fill the dam and not to overflow again like that of Ondoy.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Authentic Chinese Dishes at Comida China de Manila

We call it a "C " experience because of the many Cs that Comida China de Manila has. For others, it could be their comfort food or convenient dining. For me, Comida China describes many things in one word, countless! Countless, that I can't post here the many reasons why you should experience Comida China de Manila for your dining like we do, celebrating your anniversary, a grand or a simple celebration.

Their facilities are now upgraded and the food quality are enhanced yet their prices remain unchanged. You can dine in the finest Chinese restaurant with authentic Chinese dishes without having to leave the country and it's right here in Manila. The Comida Chefs only use the top grade and freshest ingredients for their menu. Comida dishes are authentic pre-war Chinese food of Binondo.

One of the facilities that I look for in a restaurant is the entertainment where the family can also enjoy the music inside the function room. ^-^

In today's age of technology, Comida China changed its name from Panciteria San Jacinto so that they can reach out to younger generations too. Then Panciteria San Jacinto, now Comida China de Manila , the restaurant name says it all!

The function room with Coca Cola collections caught my attention while we were at the restaurant while the other room has a few collections too which are really great for photo ops.

Fabulous Hallway from Main Dining going to the Function Rooms and Kitchen.

“It’s part of our mixed culture. The food itself and the names of the dishes are all part of our history. Perhaps through our new name we will be able to make younger generations become more aware and proud of our colourful past and the interwoven influences in our history,” Mr. Benny Torres said, the owner of Comida China de Manila.

Wifi is available for busy diners who can't stay offline for a while and those who work 24/7.

For more details about Comida China de Manila, Please visit Comida China de Manila on Faceboook or call 671-5942, 914-0832 and 914-0830.

My dining experience was simply remarkable hat I can still taste the Comida China Chow Mein during our last pig-out, I mean food tasting. I know I will be back very soon for these cravings and I will try again another menu. This time, with my whole family for a get together on one weekend. I want them to experience dining at Comida China de Manila.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Miss Universe 2011

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88 countries participated in the Miss Universe pageant but only one was crowned as the Miss Universe 2011. Miss Angola, Leila Lopes beat out other competitors and won the most prestigious beauty pageant in the world, Miss Universe!

“Thank God I’m very satisfied with the way God created me and I wouldn’t change a thing,” Lopes said when asked her interview question. “I consider myself a woman endowed with inner beauty. I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family and I intend to follow these for the rest of my life.”

Other winners who rounded up to the finals:

4th Runner Up, Miss China, Zilin Luo

3rd Runner Up, Miss Philippines, Shamcey Supsup

2nd Runner Up, Miss Brazil, Priscila Machado

1st Runner Up, Miss Ukraine, Olesya Stefanko

To our very own, Miss Shamcey Supsup who needs no interpreter at all during the interview, you are a true winner to us in the heart of the Filipinos!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Giant Crocodile Captured in Agusan del Sur

A 21-foot long 2375 pounds giant crocodile was captured from a river in Barangay Era in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur early morning of Sunday. Officials of the the said town are planning to make it as a tourist attraction in a planned eco-tourism park.

It took the hunters about three weeks before they finally captured the giant crocodile which the experts believed as the largest crocodile ever captured alive in the past years. Although the crocodile killed a water buffalo as witnessed by the villagers last month, experts said that there's no traces yet to believe that the giant crocodile also ate the missing fisherman.

Photo courtesy of Bunawan Vice Mayor Sylvia B. Elorde /