Find out why this Afternoon Tea at the Avenue Plaza Hotel is a must try.
The hot and cold destination in Naga right at the foot of Mt. Isarog.
CamSur's hidden paradise with white sand beaches, caves, and amazing rock formation.
Pizza, Pasta, Salads, and Meals that will surely wow you at a reasonable price.
PBar, formerly known as Panganibar serves Beer Below Zero and a whole lot of unique dishes like Panbobola.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
OSCARS 2014 WINNERS
March 2, 2014 (US Time)
Best Actor - Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club")
Best Actress - Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine")
Best Director - Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")
Best Supporting Actor - Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club")
Best Supporting Actress - Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave")
Best Foreign Language Film - “The Great Beauty"
Best Costume Design - "The Great Gatsby"
Best Make-up and Hairstyling: Adruitha Lee and Robin Matthews ("Dallas Buyers Club")
Best Animated Feature Film - "Frozen"
Best Animated Short Film - “Mr. Hublot”
Best Visual Effects - "Gravity"
Best Live Action Short Film - "Helium"
Best Documentatry Short - The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Best Documentary Feature - “20 Feet From Stardom”
Best Sound Mixing - "Gravity"
Best in Sound Editing - "Gravity"
Best Cinematography - "Gravity"
Best Editing - "Gravity"
Best Production Design - "The Great Gatsby"
Best Original Score - "Gravity"
Best Original Song - "Let It Go" ("Frozen")
Best Adapted Screenplay - "12 Years A Slave"
Best Original Screnplay - Spike Jones ("Her")
SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS
Humanitarian Award - Angelina Jolie
Governor's Award - Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, Piero Tosi
I am no movie critic, but I really love watching movies. We all know that two of the most awarded films namely Frozen and Gravity reached our cinemas here in Naga. The admiration to Olaf and the song Let It Go captured the hearts of many including me. The other films were just not really for everyone and requires maturity in dealing with the context. The other films that I've watched were Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Blue Jasmine and 12 Years A Slave.
Her - This is all about a man who fell in love with an Operating System voiced by Scarlett Johansson. The color of the film looks old but the setting is futuristic. I believe this is a different kind of love story but still achievable in the future, who knows. Amy Adams is also in this movie by the way.
Blue Jasmine - Gosh!! Cate was really perfect in portraying her role as a socialite who lost her everything and her attempt to "moving on" just went rocky. It was in Jasmine's moving on that she was unable to handle her nervous breakdown, anxiety and her sort of under a psyhotic trance as she was frequently seen talking to herself in public. This movie is very psychological that's why it captured my interest.
12 Years A Slave - This film I believe is very significant in America's history. Looking at how the black people were treated before was painfully (but awesomely) portrayed well by Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o).
Other Oscar Films that I still intend to watch are... (Just because they are Oscar nominated, I believe it is worth the time to watch)
- American Hustle - I only started watching it a few days ago and I have only watched half of it. Amy Adams has a seductive, witty and sophisticated role in this movie.
- The Wolf of Wall Street - Looking at the running time of 3 hours made me uneasy to watch it. Lol
- Captain Philips - I already have a copy though, I just find it hard to set my mood to watch war drama films.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Did you know? The Pinoy version of Flappy Bird now known as Pugo Game was made by a Nagueno? YES! Patrick Cabral is a UNCean and now Creative Director of Beaker Media together with his wife Camille, the illustrator of the game. They are Manila-based designers and artists with a decade of experience in advertising, web and graphic design, illustration and art direction.
Isn't it amazing how talented Naguenos are? The developers may not be Naga-based like Nueca Inc. (creator of iTyphoon and Nueca POS RS) but their skill and talent makes us very proud as Naguenos. For sure they will serve as an inspiration to future Nagueno and Bicolano app developers.
Arts and Crafts for Kids and Adults
February 28 - March 2, 2014
@ Bubble Town Branches
All workshops inclusive of ALL MATERIALS and A BUBBLE TEA DRINK:)
For inquiries please contact Tamara Tan Azaña at 0917.949.3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.martey.com for details. You may also register at http://www.maartey.com/workshops
Summer is here again. On this page you will see updates about the available summer classes / lessons / workshops in the city ranging sports, music, dance, art, cooking and a lot lot more. For organizers, please feel free to message us on NCD Facebook or via our Contact Form for us to include your program. Bookmark this page now!
IMPORTANT: Contact the office concerned if you need more information. Click on the photo to view details and check back for updates and more offerings.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
"Bulastog kita sa plaza!". This is a statement commonly uttered by students or employees before going home. Hello, hello! We're back for our "Happy Finds in Naga" series, this time another street food that is identifiable by every Nagueno called the "Bulastog".
Ever wonder why our home cooked fish balls does not taste as yummy as the ones that we buy on the streets? Fish balls, bulastogs and others once cooked at our own kitchen are boring. Perhaps it's because we have associated it for so long that these foods are meant to be sold and eaten outside the comforts of our home. Right on the streets were everything is noisy, busy and dusty, we still find comfort in eating these street foods. Perhaps not every comfort can be found at home that we need to explore other comfort zones in order to survive. It's just like saying that dirty ice cream is delicious even though it's called dirty. Dirty in a sense that it is being sold on the streets and not packed in containers or served in extravagant plating in restaurants. Street foods are not sophisticated, it's very simple and makes our tummies happy once in a while. For that reason, we can really say that eating Bulastog at the Plaza is one of our Happy Finds in Naga.
|Photo by bhojhabao - Pueblo Naga|
The Culture of Bulastog.
The location, time of availability, price, and the honesty of the various walks of life patronizing the street food can summarize the culture of Bulastog in Naga. Bulastog is just one of the street foods that you can find at Plaza Rizal. Yes, at the Plaza Rizal which is one of the iconic places in the whole city. This is where the vendors with their orange carts are designated to sell only. While the location is the Plaza Rizal, waste management has never been a problem in that area that at least we never get to desecrate the symbol of our national hero. Once every vendor calls it a night, you can never see a trace of left overs the next morning. Spick and span throughout the night with the extra help of our Manong and Manang MRF (materials recovery facility) aids. Over the years the vendors have been in the same area transferring from one corner to another. Vendors set up at around 3 in the afternoon and at 4 pm then everything is good to go until midnight. Location is very accessible since it is at the Central Business District I of Naga. Kaya bago magpuli, hali sa eskwela o trabaho, maghapit muna sa plaza ta mag snack lamang ning bulastog. =) (That's why before heading home after school or work, drop by at the plaza and have a snack of bulastog). Honesto! Why is honesty among the patronizers of bulastog needed in this kind of business? Because you can actually sit wherever you like near the area and just come back to pay. C'mon, the food is very affordable, don't eat and run.
Twenty pesos is all you need for one solid and liquid. The price is nothing to worry about especially that we are dealing with street foods here. Bulastog (chicken egg) as of this writing (Feb. 28, 2014) is Php 12.00 per piece topped with your choice of garnish. Five years ago it was P10 and two years earlier it was P7. See, it's still VERY affordable. Other street foods available are fish ball (and other balls), and breaded chicken nuggets for P5. On the ihaw ihaw side we have isaw for P2, adidas, hotdogs, dugo and the like. You can always go beyond twenty pesos. So, enjoy!
Pangtulak. Palamig comes in the usual buko, mango, pandan with gulaman served chilled for only P5.00 and P10.00 for small and big cups respectively. There are stalls that sell 8 oz. bottled softdrinks.
|Bulastog is for everyone! Dawa estudyante ka ning private o public school, empleyado kang gobyerno o pribadong institusyon, mayong pinipili.|
On February 28, 2014 (Friday) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Naguenos and Bicolanos will be joining the Guinness World Record Attempt for Most Number of Organ Donor Sign-Ups at the Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum. Be a Bicolano LifeLine!!!
To know more about Lifeline: Visit http://lifeline.ph
Video source: https://www.youtube.com/user/LifeLinePHL?feature=watch
Friday, February 21, 2014
Video Source: Via Youtube.com Courtesy of Sun Star Baguio - http://baguio.sunstar.com.ph/panagbenga/
February 22 - Street Dancing Parade
February 23 - Grand Flower Float Parade
February 25 - March 2 Session Road in Bloom
Wondering why Panagbenga is here on NCD? I lived in Baguio for 4 years and it's been a while since my last visit. Missing my college friends! Proud Louisian here!
Naga City's Grow Negosyo and Naga City Grow Trade and Crafts Association is at the "Session Road in Bloom" of the Panagbenga Festival 2014 in Baguio City. I'm so happy to see LGU-Naga showcasing our products to big festivals such as the Panagbenga.
I'm missing Baguio big time! Not only that I get to tell my relatives and college friends to get their Pili cravings at the fair but also because Baguio is next to my heart after Naga. Session in Bloom is actually what we look forward every year when I was in Baguio. Well of course yes the huge floats made up of flowers but it's really the bonding that I had with my friends. Food trip to the nth level for a week at Session Road in Bloom and sometimes we just stroll up and down just looking at the trade fair without buying anything haha. Third weekend of February in Baguio is overly populated, as in sobra! Come to think of it, who would have thought that a mountain can hold enough cars and millions of people in two days. Traffic is really annoying and the only option that you can do is walk.
Shawarma, binatog, sweet corn with a dash of salt and butter, ice cream in the cold night, bbq, footlong, burger, chocolates, cupcakes, sweets and whatsoever.. name it and it's all available during the Session Road in bloom. During regular days, the usual treats in Baguio are sweet corn, mango in strips, binatog, strawberry taho, bananacue, camote cue, binatog, and that green sour fruit with vinegar which I forgot what it's called.
Thanks for the photos Nomar Nonato! You made me nostalgic about my college life again. Happy Panagebenga Festival everyone!
Office of the Representative Leni Gerona-Robredo
The City Government of Naga
Through the Metro Naga PESO
In Cooperation with DOLE and POEA
ASENSO TERCER DISTRITO
March 07-08, 2014
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
@ JMR Coliseum
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Here are some of the Flower Shops in Naga City with their contact details:
Fred Floral Touch Flower Shop Peñafrancia Ave.(054)4725916 or 0920-3163469 / 0909-7463955
Jafzer's Flower Shop Peñafrancia Ave. 0921-7260445 / 09305836433
Joan's Flower Shop Peñafrancia Ave. Naga City (054) 811-5747
Jsean Flower Shop, Peñafrancia Ave.(054) 4784966 / 0918-3353279
Kate's Flower Shop P. Diaz St., San Francisco, Naga City (054) 8115748
Lito's Flower Shop Zone 3 Peñafrancia Ave. San Francisco, Naga City (054) 473-6864
Or you can visit the Feria Floral at the Plaza Rizal
|Photo by: Ta Eddi Sumangid Alteza|
|Photo by: Ta Eddi Sumangid Alteza|
|Photo by: Ta Eddi Sumangid Alteza|
|Photo by: Ta Eddi Sumangid Alteza|
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Run for A House
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I received a message yesterday (Feb. 11, 2014) from Starbucks that the planner was now available at the store. Fearing that it's a first come first serve basis, I immediately went to the store and claimed my planner. Delay of redemption was because of the overwhelming response from loyal customers. Since we had to wait for a while, Starbucks gave us as a complimentary drink of any size and any kind. Not bad I suppose, the scheme worked to pacify the waiting customers like me. True to their words, the planner came 6 days earlier than the announced day of delivery.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Don't you think it's quite sad that when a person dies it is the only time when we really get to know the essence of that person's life? Perhaps it is how the cycle of life works especially for untimely deaths.
|Image Source: Dakila Collective|
Since then, our partnership with Dakila was purely online and I never got the chance to meet any of their founders or even their staff to date. And for that I am truly grateful that they trust bloggers like Naga City Deck to be part of their endeavors. During the opening event in Manila, Ralph (NCD's graphic artist) was the one who represented Naga City Deck. Ralph was in the area and luckily he was free that time. These are moments that I miss whenever I get invites either because of my schedule or my location. But I'm so thankful that Ralph was able to represent NCD.
Here are some of the pictures from Ralph during the opening of the Active Vista Film Festival last July 2012.
|Ralph in the middle :)|
|Who is Tado? Source: Dakila Philippines|
Tado as we now know him as one of the co-founders of Dakila is a testament that he was more than a comedian but a very sensible person with a big heart for art, environment, and the society.
We may have not met Tado personally, but it is an honor to have been part of the events of Dakila. Our sincerest condolences to the bereaved family of Tado and the rest of Dakila - Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
On this page are Valentine Promos from different establishments in Naga City. More options for you and your date, your friends or family. If you have saved enough for this year's Valentines Day then this page can help you decide. Or, if you don't have enough budget, remember that we have the Happy Finds in Naga where you can surely enjoy the Nagueno way.
Fret not single people, these promos are not just for lovers, we are here to celebrate love!
Bookmark this page for regular updates!
CLICK HERE for Flower Shop directory
CLICK HERE for Feria Floral at Plaza Rizal
|Image Source: https://www.facebook.com/starsNstripes.barNgrill|
|"Share a romantic dinner with your special someone at Daddy's Grill Seafood Dampa this Valentine's Day. Enjoy fresh catch seafood and have them cooked on your preference."|