Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bone and Barrel Bistro

Restaurateur Raymund Magdaluyo opened a new dining place Bone and Barrel Bistro (BBB) in Eastwood Libis last October 2013.  The restaurant is inspired by his travels abroad and his passion for giving customers a new dining experience.

Bone and Barrel  Bistro (BBB) is a sister restaurant of  Blackbeard's Seafood Island  (BSI), the group that brought you  the  original  Boodle Feasts and the latest addition to its mother company,  the Red Crab Group of Companies.

Bone and Barrel Bistro's cowboy inspired dishes will surely titillate your taste buds with its aroma of flavors and guilty pleasures known as Steak and Shank Redemption.

BBB's core products are tapas,  steaks and  bulalos  co-created by Celebrity Chef Peter Ayson and Chef Neil Manuel.   Best sellers and chef's favorites include Mignon Skewers, Sirloin Tapa, Homemade Corned  Beef  Steak, Roasted Barrel, Fillet Mignon Skewers, Manolo's  Bulalo ala Pobre and  many more.

Bone and Barrel also showcases deliciously refreshing drinks such as shakes,  cocktails, flavored beers and hard drink mixes . BBB features  a selection  of  10 house-flavored beers. I tried their Salted  Caramel Beer and it was really good. They also have the Elder Flower (Gumamela) Beer and Wild  Berry Beer.  They also offer a selection of mixed drinks specialized  for the ladies like Hennessy Citrus.

BBB's modern cowboy interior makes it more inviting and relaxing.  It has dark wood interiors with a house music and a twist of country music.

A few weeks ago, we celebrated there the birthday party of Award Winning Actor and Host Luis Manzano with some of his online friends. They all agreed that it was the best place to hang out and unwind other than the delicious food they served.

You guys should go there and experience nothing but a good time like no other at Bone and   Barrel Bistro!

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Street Fighter: Assassin's First Trailer

"Based on the ever-popular fighting game series Street Fighter, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is a web series telling the story of Ryu, Ken and their master, Goken, as well as Goken’s brother, Goki (better known as Akuma) and their master, Gotetsu. As Ryu and Ken are two of the most popular characters in the Street Fighter universe, this story will be familiar to many, but fans are anxiously waiting to see a series that will do these characters justice."

The trailer gives us a better look at the characters and action sequences that will be filling our screens in the near future. (Source: Rocket News 24)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Tune Hotel opens in Taiping

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 May 2014 – International value hotel group Tune Hotels continues to boost its presence within Malaysia with the opening of a hotel in the heritage city of Taiping in the northern state of Perak, Malaysia.

The 113-room Tune Hotel Taiping, which is part of the Taiping Centre Point development, is located within the heart of a new business growth area of the city.

To celebrate the opening, rooms at Tune Hotel Taiping are being made available at promotional rates starting from only RM68 all-in per night, exclusively for online bookings via www.tunehotels.com. Bookings can be made from now until 25 May 2014, for immediate stay periods up to 24 Jul 2014. Promotional rooms are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Walk-in guests get to enjoy opening rates from as low as RM88 all-in per night for a limited period.

Group CEO of Tune Hotels Mark Lankester said: “Tune Hotels is delighted to be here in Taiping, underscoring our presence and growth in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. This city has a lot of potential for tourism both business and leisure and the opening is yet another show of our commitment towards the rapidly developing Northern Corridor. Visitors to Taiping, be it for leisure or business, can rest assured of an enjoyable, comfortable and affordable stay with Tune Hotel Taiping.”
The Northern Corridor Economic Region (Koridor Utara) is an economic transformation project that focuses on accelerating growth and income levels with the objective of becoming a world-class economic region by the year 2025. The corridor is made up of the states of Perlis, Kedah, Penang and northern Perak, where Taiping is located. Tourism is one of its key thrust areas alongside agriculture, manufacturing and logistics.

Famed for its tin-mining legacy, Taiping is easily accessible via the North-South Expressway, with Penang about 110 kilometres to the north and Kuala Lumpur 260 kilometres down south. One of the earliest stations of the British administration in the 19th Century, Taiping boasts a sizeable concentration of heritage buildings as well as the Taiping Lake Gardens, the first public garden established during British rule where the famous centuries-old rain trees can be found.

Taiping is also home to Malaysia’s oldest hill resort, the Maxwell Hill and the country’s first zoo, the Taiping Zoo & Night Safari. Nature lovers can head on to the world-renowned Royal Belum Forest where they can get up close with the rich diversity of flora and fauna and interact with the local aborigines Orang Asli community.

Mark added: “With its history and nature attractions, Taiping has long been a family holiday and adventure destination and now with all the developments in and around Taiping, we have noted a growing stream of business and leisure visitors to Taiping and its surrounding areas. With Tune Hotel Taiping, we look forward to welcoming holidaymakers and business travellers alike to enjoy our international class accommodation at affordable rates. Apart from standard double and twin-sharing rooms we have also included family rooms to suit the needs of families and group travellers.”

Tune Hotel Taiping is part of the new Taiping Centre Point development, located right across from the Taiping Sentral Mall and Tesco hypermarket and within minutes from the Columbia Asia Hospital. Within the development and surroundings on offer are a host of dining, entertainment, shopping and lifestyle options. It is only two kilometres away from the Taiping railway station, the country’s oldest and one of the most iconic.

Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group CEO and Executive Chairman respectively of Asia’s largest low cost carrier AirAsia.

More than five million people have stayed at Tune Hotels’ properties worldwide. There are 45 Tune Hotels available for booking across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, England, Scotland, Australia, India and Japan.

For real-time updates and promotion alerts, guests can stay connected with Tune Hotels via Facebook atwww.facebook.com/tunehotels and on Twitter via www.twitter.com/tunehotels

For booking and further information, visit www.tunehotels.com. Guests can also choose to book via telephone at 1300 8888 63 (within Malaysia) or +603 7962 5888.

Wireless Link Technologies, Inc. Hosts GeoVision Product Training

Wireless Link Technologies, Inc., newly authorized GeoVision Philippine distributor, together with Daniel Chung (Sales Manager) and Po Chen (Technical Support) of GeoVision Taiwan hosted a product training last May 8, 2014 at Sapphire B Crowne Plaza, Manila Galleria.  The attendees of the training included the dealers as well as the sales and technical team of Wireless Link Technologies, Inc.

GeoVision is a professional security company focusing on the research and development of video surveillance products and video content analysis. GeoVision is a leader in the sector of PC-based video surveillance and its video surveillance products successfully bridge the analog and digital worlds.

The training went around the new and existing products of GeoVision, its features, and the selling point of the products. They featured the Aurora Series which includes the “Vandal Proof Dome” and the “Arctic Box”. Inspired by the aurora borealis, which are only captured in photographs and videos under extremely low light environment, GeoVision named its line of super low-lux IP cameras. The Aurora Series sets new standards for night time surveillance. These cameras with super low-lux feature enable to see clear image even in a very low light condition. They also introduced the Target Series. These lightweighted cameras designed for indoor/outdoor usage. Equipped with “IRcut filter” and builtin “IR LEDs”, the camera is an entry-level surveillance solution with all the essential features and excellent image quality but in a very competitive price.
Also discussed are some related softwares such as myGVcloud (online service for accessing and managing cameras), GV-Linux Standalone NVR (a device for live view and playback purpose), GV-Monitoring Station (central monitoring solution for high-profile security areas in commercial, industrial and residential use markets), GV-Edge Recording Server (video streaming server designed for large-scale video surveillance deployments) and GV-Access (mobile application which can remotely access and view door / elevator / LPR status).
GeoVision has over 20 types of video analytics and some of these are also discussed in the training. The video stabilization (for shaky video), privacy mask (hides a certain portion of the picture; this is commonly used in ATM machines), face detection, (automatically identifying or verifying a person from video frame) and intrusion alarm (monitors network or system activities for malicious activities or policy violations) are among these video analytics. 

Mr. Daniel Chung (center), Sales Manager of GeoVision with team from Taiwan, with Engr. Ralph Waldy J. Soguilon (Wireless Link General Manager) dealers, technical and sales team during GeoVision’s product presentation.

To find out more of their products, please visit their website www.wireless-link.net.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Spend Mother's Day with #ViberPerks at EastWood

Spend Mother’s Day with #ViberPerks at EastWood! 

Looking for a perfect way to treat your mom or spend Mother’s Day this May 11? Take your mom to EastWood City, Libis and let Viber pamper your moms for you and enjoy perks she’ll love—from flowers to special discounts and privileges at her favorite spots.

To get an ultimate gift this Mother’s Day, share a screen shot of your sweetest Viber conversation with your mom then upload on Instagram, tag @Viber_ph and #ViberWithMom. Highest number of likes will win an iPhone 5s or Php5,000 worth of GC c/o Bistro.  Just Viber #ViberPerks to 0911-ViberPH from May 9-11, 2014. You may also log in to http://bit.ly/ViberPH and http://bit.ly/ViberWithMom for more details.

Monday, May 5, 2014


Following my post about 'Wrangler Lets You Travel For Free To Any Country In The World', a winner has been announced for week 3 challenge 'Keep Going' theme, Winner received P8000 worth of Wrangler vouchers and will be eligible to win a 5-day trip to any destination of her choice. 

So if you wanna get that shopping spree too, join the trend and Be Iconic! This week's theme is "The thrill of seeing something for the first time -- This week, rise to the morning sun and venture somewhere you've never been before, make a "first time" memory." This will be from May 5 to May 11, 2014. Share those experiences and photos on Instagram with the use of #WranglerSunChaser #Philippines hashtags. You too can win P8000 worth of Gift Certificate from Wrangler Philippines 

Morgan Magazine will also be giving away P2000 worth of Cash Vouchers to one of its lucky readers for the finale week of this campaign. Just include another hashtag #MorganMagazine for a chance to win that additional GC!

Details of this campaign will be seen on www.WranglerSunChaser.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/WranglerPH) and Instagram (instagram.com/WranglerPH)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Gerald Anderson

Gerald Anderson loves the new Tang Sweet Orange

Gerald Anderson is proud to introduce Tang Sweet Orange to Mindanaoans. "This new powdered juice flavor from Tang is ‘timplang ato,’ using a special blend na ‘mas tamis ug mas lami’ created especially for Mindanao.”

While Anderson spent a few years growing up in the United States, he moved back with his family to the Philippines when he was 14 years old and considers General Santos City home.

Anderson has fond memories of growing up in Mindanao. "I had many fun summer adventures here: playing basketball with my barkada, jumping on my trampoline and riding my motorcycle."

Now a successful and accomplished actor, he built a home for his mother Evangeline Anderson in GenSan, where she is managing a farm that Gerald visits as often as he can.

"When we get together, we're happy just spending time and, of course, eating," said Anderson with a laugh. "We enjoy home-cooked meals and drinking Tang. With the launch of this new “Sweet Orange” variant that suits my Mindanao taste, mealtimes are even more enjoyable!”

"I think I like the new Tang flavor because it’s just right for the taste I grew accustomed to," he said. “If yung mga Bicolano mahilig sa spicy, kami medyo may sweet tooth. Gusto namin matamis! Tulad ng Durian, mangosteen tapos yung mga pasalubong like pastel at yema.”

Anderson is in good company since Tang Sweet Orange is preferred by 7 out of 10 Mindanao moms and kids. A study conducted by Mondelez Philippines (formerly Kraft Foods), reveals that the new flavor is preferred by moms and kids for its taste, sweetness, and appearance.

"Growing up in Mindanao, you can't help but develop a strong sense of pride for this region," said Anderson. "Tang is celebrating this pride by creating the Tang Sweet Orange flavor for Mindanaoans."

To come up with this new special flavor, a team of Tang food scientists were flown in to Mindanao to conduct on the spot recipe testing and shared them with locals to get their immediate feedback and gauge liking to best capture the taste that Mindanaoans love!

Tang Sweet Orange is made from world-class ingredients. It’s Halal-certified and available in 25 gram sachets for only P8.95 at supermarkets and sari-sari stores in Mindanao. Like Tang on Facebook (TangPhilippines).

*Based on a Home Use Test (HUT) among 200 moms and kids in Davao

Johnoy Danao

Johnoy Danao sells heartbreaking music

Dubbed as the must-have OPM album of the year, Johnoy Danao’s first mainstream album Samu’t-Sari boasts of songs that tackle love in its different faces. This is Johnoy’s first album under a major record label, and he chose Universal Records to take care of his songs.

“Releasing an album independently was a great experience for me,” admits Johnoy. “But, I realized that working with a label, gives me a chance to reach a wider audience. Limited din kasi talaga pag ikaw lang mag-isa. Kahit anong sipag mo, may hangganan sa maaabot na tenga.”

Johnoy, who has established his own strong following in his years as an independent artist, is proud to be in the Universal Records’ roster of artists, which includes OPM President Ogie Alcasid and Noel Cabangon.

“I had a very pleasant experience working with Universal Records’ resident producer Ito Rapadas when we we were working on last year’s PhilPop album,” says Johnoy when asked why he chose Universal Records to be his first mainstream label. “Plus, I really respect the artists in the roster. They are the people I look up to. I am in good company.”

When asked what the buyers of his album should expect from the album, he quips, “Samu’t-Sari is my way of introducing my music to a wider audience.  It is never about me, my face, the visuals. It is all about the music, the voice.”

Johnoy adds, “iba’t-ibang kuwento ang napapaloob sa album na ‘to. Iba’t-ibang tunog rin ang maririnig. Pero, lahat nasa iisang tema ng pag-ibig. Kasama din dito ang mga Beer at Sundo, na parehong paboritong i-request sa akin sa mga gig.”

When asked why, of all OPM songs, he chose Beer and Sundo to be included in the album, he replies, “Ang ganda ng mga kantang ‘to. Ito yung mga kanta na alam mong pinag-isipan. Ito yung kanta na minsan iniisip ko na, ‘sana ako nagsulat nito.’”

Johnoy describes the entire album as easy listening, perfect for sentimental moments or road trips. He considers Buntong-hininga and Bakuran two of his favorite cuts from the album.

“Buntong-hininga kasi magaan, maaliwalas, at napapanahon sa init ngayon,” describes Johnoy. “Bakuran (his collaboration with Aiza Seguerra) naman at sumasalamin sa kung paano tayo lahat nagmamahal.”

Johnoy is also happy that his version of the 2013 PhilPop entry Kung Di Man is included in the album. The song, which was interpreted by Ney Dimaculangan in the festival, was 1st runner-up in last year’s PhilPop.

Ikaw At Ako, perhaps the most notable Johnoy Danao song, is also included in the album. The said song was used as theme in one of the episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya.

Johnoy expressed pride over his Samu’t-Sari album because he added different elements in every song in the album.  He cites, “we used Tuba in Salubong, Bassoon for Malayang Bilanggo… All songs have 

Tune Hotels


SEPANG, 1 May 2014 – After five years providing high quality yet affordable accommodation to guests at KLIA’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) here, the Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT will close down effective 9 May 2014, giving way to the brand new, 400-room Tune Hotel klia2 that will open on the same day.

Tune Hotel klia2 is directly connected to the new klia2 terminal via a covered walkway and link bridge. A short 10 minute walk is all that it takes to get to the terminal, allowing easy and convenient access to check-in counters as well as the Gateway@klia2 shopping mall.

With an annual capacity of 45 million passengers, the klia2 is the world's largest purpose-built terminal dedicated for LCCs that replaces the current LCCT. The new airport commences commercial operations on 2 May 2014, while the AirAsia Group will move its entire operations at LCCT to the klia2 on 9 May 2014.

Group CEO of Tune Hotels, Mark Lankester said: “We are extremely excited with this new hotel. To us and all our guests, the new Tune Hotel klia2 is as highly anticipated as the klia2 airport itself. It is set to be the largest in the Tune Hotels platform and will be our flagship property.”

He said guests with a booking at the Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT will automatically be transferred to the Tune Hotel klia2 on 9 May 2014.

“Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT will operate until 8 May and for all bookings with dates of stay made up to 8 May, guests will remain at the current Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT. To facilitate guest relocation, all in-house guests will be provided complimentary transfer to the klia2 terminal building and Tune Hotel klia2 on 9 May. For guests with bookings for 9 May and after, check-in will be at the Tune Hotel klia2,” Mark explained.

All affected guests will be notified by email. They can also get in touch with the Customer Care Team by emailing to enquiry@tunehotels.com or by calling 1300 88 8863 (within Malaysia) or +603 7962 5888 (from overseas).

To celebrate the opening of Tune Hotel klia2, guests will be enjoying an all-in rate from only RM98 nett per room per night. Booking can be made from 2 May up to 4 May 2014 for stays at Tune Hotel klia2 from 9 May 2014 up to 31 January 2015. The offer is exclusively for online booking at www.tunehotels.com and is on a first come, first served basis.

“We’ve really listened to our guests over the last few years and have taken into account collaborative comments made to us in terms of how we can improve what we do. As a result, we have innovatively transformed the guestroom experience into a modern-style accommodation featuring the all-new room design with a sleek writing table, luggage platform and a 32-inch flat screen LED TV, bringing about an improved, sophisticated but cool ambience throughout the property. Business and leisure guests as well as airline passengers on extended waits will enjoy a totally improved experience and most importantly a very comfortable and refreshing stay,” said Mark.

Meanwhile, guests on short transits can opt for short stay ‘Refresher Package’ that is available between 9.00 am to 6.00 pm daily, subject to availability of rooms. This option is however only available for walk-in guests.

To add to the guest experience and comfort, he said, the hotel’s spacious lobby is designed to feature a cool casual seating lounge with free wifi, and an expansive open-air courtyard lounge, overlooked on the ground floor by a 24-hour restaurant and beverage centre. For guests with further transportation needs, the hotel includes a transport counter for overland transport needs and for flights, two AirAsia self check-in kiosks within the lobby for added convenience to hotel guests. For airline passengers the lobby area features flight information displays  for up-to-date information on arrivals and departures.

In terms of transport connectivity, the klia2 terminal boasts not only bus and taxi services but also the Express Rail Link KLIA Express train service that connects to and from Kuala Lumpur Sentral. For guests arriving at or departing from the KLIA Main Terminal, they can make use of the scheduled shuttle service via the Express Rail link that charges just RM2 one way and stroll over to the hotel via its covered link bridge and walkway.

For those who drive in, Tune Hotel klia2 has 167 parking bays which are conveniently located just a few steps away from the airport terminal.

There are currently 44 Tune Hotels available for booking across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, England, Scotland, Australia, India and Japan.

For real-time updates and promotion alerts, guests can stay connected with Tune Hotels via Facebook at www.facebook.com/tunehotels and on Twitter via www.twitter.com/tunehotels. 

For booking and further information, visit www.tunehotels.com.

About Tune Hotels
Tune Hotels is part of the lifestyle business conglomerate Tune Group that was founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun. Tune Hotels seeks to innovate and revolutionise the way services are made available and has employed efficient web-based technologies to reach and engage its customers, presenting a unique lifestyle opportunity. All Tune Hotels’ properties feature space-efficient, streamlined rooms focusing on high-quality basics: a five-star bed, powerful hot showers and energy-conserving ceiling fans along with housekeeping services, electronic keycard access into rooms, CCTV surveillance, and 24-hour security. The Tune Group companies are Tune Air (a substantial shareholder of AirAsia), Tune Hotels, Tune Money, Tune Insurance, Tune Talk, the AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme, Tune Box, Tune Studios, Caterham Group, Queens Park Rangers Football Club (QPR) and the Epsom College in Malaysia.