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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Enjoy 50 percent off savings and free delivery with love, foodpanda promo

MANILA, PHILIPPINES- Whether you’re raising your glass to romance or celebrating your independence, let love come in the form of special food delivery from the best on-demand food service, foodpanda.

February is the best excuse to order all the food that you love and enjoy the special perks without stepping out of your comfort zone. Not only foodpanda’s operation in Manila, Baguio, Pampanga, Naga, Tagaytay, Cavite, and San Pedro, Laguna are in full swing, it’s also fully operational in provincial key cities like Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Dumaguete, and Tacloban. Areas from down south like General Santos, Davao, Cagayan and de Oro are also now experiencing the convenience of ordering their favorite food at a tap of their fingers! From fancy restaurants, your favorite fast food, to the best new bites in the city,  the 50% off + free delivery perk exclusive offer this love month is everything you need to make the celebration complete! Here are some of the top-rated options to get you feeling comfy and cozy. 

If you’re looking at impressing someone, remember what they say about the way to someone’s heart. Instead of just the usual chocolates and roses, up the ante and order her favorite cake at Tous Les Jours. Their bread and cookies are irresistible  food gifts too, a simple indulgence that you can order for your sweet-toothed family & friends. 

BonChon is another option if Korean crispy chicken is what you and your beau crave, especially they’ve got regular, spicy, and anything in between. Make Valentine’s day extra romantic and share off something the same big plate. Subway’s sandwiches are full of flavor, offers an assortment of choices, and easy to portion for two! From all things meaty, briny seafood, to guiltless veggies, there’s always something here that will fill you and feel good about eating with your someone special. 

Fortified with fresh and all-natural flavors,  wash  everything down with Yi Fang’s fruit juices and premium teas, which are sweetened with the goodness of fruits and compotes.

Nothing says I love you like simple yet thoughtful meals, that’s why something from McDonalds and Rica’s Bacsilog always hit the spot. From breakfast to dinner, burgers and fries are a classic combo while cheese and all things with eggs are feel-good food that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. 

This February, leave the work to foodpanda and skip the long queue, as it delivers fast, fresh, and with love, of course. From the perfect date at home, office gathering or inviting family and friends  at your place, foodpanda is a quick and easy fix that can always deliver straight to the customers’ doors. #NCDfoodtrip


MavenHands, Naga's First All-Around Errand Services


Naga City - Situated here in the Heart of Bicol, we now live in a neighborhood where traffic and congestion is already existent and we are preoccupied with a lot of tasks brought about by work plus personal and family concerns. Online food delivery services was the first industry in Naga that catered to the needs of Naguenos to just tap their orders from their smartphones and have them delivered straight to their doorstep. With all these innovations, Naga City is indeed changing in terms of its demands for living a maogmang lugar state of mind. 

Now how do we maintain that maogmang lugar culture that we have here in Naga given all these hectic schedule? I came across MavenHands on Facebook and the very first reaction that I had when I saw the page? Yes! We can have our house cleaned as in clean, clean where you won't leave any stone unturned, literally and figuratively speaking haha  We don't have any helper at home and we do all the chores in between our busy lives while working. 

MavenHands is "Naga City’s First All Around Errand Service". MavenHands is perfect for busy people, not only for the working class but for those who need an extra pair of hands or two in doing some chores. This helping hand is not just an ordinary hand but expert/quality hands in all of the services available taking it from the name itself "Maven". What's even better? They can do "Custom Jobs", probably any task or errand you need for the day.

Most availed and sought about service is the House Cleaning services, you can read some of the reviews from their FB Page for some testimonies. Rates are available at their FB page so don't hesitate to message them for inquiries. 

The main services are: 
A.)Home Services (House cleaning, ▪️Deep Cleaning ▪️Pressure Washing ▪️Furniture Cleaning and Sanitizing ▪️House Painting ▪️Gardening, Trimming, Weeding ▪️Moving Help ▪️Appliances Repair ▪️Plumbing ▪️Electrical Maintenance ▪️Pest Control ▪️Installations ▪️General Construction ▪️Architectural Planning and Design
B.) Business Services ▪️Office Cleaning ▪️Supplies Buying ▪️Personal Assistant ▪️Driver ▪️Pressure Washing ▪️Car and Truck Detailing and Cleaning ▪️Furniture Cleaning and Sanitizing ▪️Appliances Repair ▪️Electrical Maintenance ▪️Plumbing ▪️Pest Control ▪️General Construction ▪️Architectural  Planning and Design, ▪️Installations
C.) Personal Services ▪️Pet Care  ▪️Companionship ( Babysitting, Hospital Companion) ▪️Driver (W/ or W/out Car) ▪️Personal Assistant
D.) Car Services: ▪️Car Rescue ▪️Denting and Painting  ▪️Bumper and Plastic Parts Repairing ▪️UnderChassis Repairs ▪️Auto Body Repairs ▪️Interior Deep Cleaning ▪️Pressure Washing ▪️Car Detailing 
E.) Event Services ▪️Party preparations ▪️Waiter and Usher ▪️Events Set-up (Ingress and Egress)
▪️Photography

Visit their page for bookings and inquiries.

MavenHands is actually one of the answers as to how we can spend more quality time with the people we care about and go through our daily tasks with the some extra MavenHands, thus making Naga City even more maogmang lugar. Whenever we need an extra help, an extra person, an extra hand, MavenHands might just be the answer to your needs. 

Thank you for MavenHands for giving us more reasons why Naga is enough for us that everything we need is right here in our very own city. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

foodpanda Riders Left Work to Help Affected Families

The first month of 2020 just ended and we have been through so much, not only here in the Philippines, but worldwide. A test of resiliency for us Filipinos took place like when Taal Volcano erupted this January and when a typhoon pass hit Tacloban during the last quarter of 2019. 

When calamity strikes, it interrupts plans - dinner plans, travel plans, career plans, marriage plans, family plans, 5 to 10-year plans, and life plans.  foodpanda, one of Ph's biggest food delivery service went out the extra mile in helping our fellow Filipinos. For a few hours in Tagaytay and also in Tacloban, foodpanda riders interrupted their schedule to bring affected families, from the recent typhoon and volcanic eruption, companionship, and good food to everyone in the area and created a Global Soup Kitchen.


Global Soup Kitchen aims to help families and children by bringing smiles to these affected people through the warmth of food. Over the last two years, foodpanda partnered with different orphanages and communities in Manila, Cavite, and Cebu to bring warm meals to more than 1,000 special children. Given the recent calamities, foodpanda riders continue to extend its reach to more people in Tagaytay and Tacloban. Warm meals, warms the tummy and the heart. A sparkle of hope lights up as foodpanda becomes one of the answered prayers by affected families. 


In the recent activities headed by the foodpanda heroes, the riders were able to deliver love and food to a total of 300 families and 1,200 evacuees in Tacloban and Tagaytay.

As a food delivery service, foodpanda is set to continue to make food more accessible, especially to the less fortunate and victims of calamity through the Global Soup Kitchen. With each success it has, the company will continue to give back, and bring its mission of giving good food to everyone as plans is still waiting to happen for these people.


Monday, October 7, 2019

Ilaw Atbp. Opens Biggest Branch in Naga City, Bicol

Ilaw Atbp. opens its biggest and most complete store at the Heart of Bicol, Naga City. Owner, Edwin Pimentel considers the branch as a tribute to his mother who was born and raised in Brgy. Tabuco.


Ilaw atbp. sells both quality and safe local and global brands and they CUSTOMIZE the specific needs of clients from big project markets such as hotels and industrial projects to small households. LitesPlus is Ilaw Atbps. own line of product as well which they manufacture. Affordability at its finest with even a chandelier for your homes for as low as P1,000 or grandiose ones that would complement hotels and establishments.


They are also the exclusive distributor of LiOA outdoor lamps from Vietnam, one of the two most trusted global brands in outdoor lighting. In addition, they import their own decorative lights and have numerous designs – making Ilaw Atbp the most flexible in the industry with its diverse line up of products for lighting. 

Outdoor, indoor, on the ground or on the corner, Ilaw Atbp actually provides a 360 degree location for your lighting and electrical needs. There’s nothing more satisfying for customers than having our needs customized and personalized.

Formerly located at the Central Business District II of Naga for 10 years, #IlawAtbpNaga is now along Maharlika Highway in Brgy. Del Rosario with a bigger showroom fronting Camella Naga.

Oh btw, opening sale is until October 9 with up to 50% discount, so better visit #IlawAtbpNaga now!

The company has been in existence for 20 years already with 14 branches nationwide. They also offer franchising packages with no royalty and renewal fees. You may contact Anne Talosig at 0915 603 2663 or 0939 908 4545. Email them at franchising.ilawatbp@gmail.com or rbtilawatbp@gmail.com
















Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Allergy and Immunology Clinic in Naga / Allergologist in Naga City

Dra. Kristy M. Pinoy-Villamayor 
3rd Floor of Bicol Cardiovascular Diagnostic Cooperative (BCDC)
Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday 2pm to 6pm
Adult & Pedia Allergy and Immunology Clinic
Contact No. 0923 845 0720 (Please take note that it is still first come first serve basis when you go to the clinic)


Sharing a very personal experience, I’m sacrificing a little of my privacy as I want to help those who are also experiencing the same condition as mine. Pardon the drama if others may see it that way.

Since last year I have been looking for a doctor specializing in Allergy and Immunology here in Naga City and there was none at that time. I realized that there is no such thing as “simple” illnesses, because illnesses when not prevented nor treated will always be deadly. Though for emergency cases, yes you can go to general practitioners but still, going to specialists tells a different story. 

I was told then last year by my doctor that there’s only one Allergy / Immunology Clinic here in Bicol and it’s in Daraga, Albay. I let it pass and tried to just take the usual antihistamines just to alleviate the effects of the allergy. I had a pretty busy schedule and can’t drive to Albay for a check up. I admit, I was neglecting my health. 

Around Feb of this year, I learned that Naga now has a doctor specializing in Allergology/Immunology. Then again it was just around March, on my birthday, with no plans, I had the strength to visit the clinic. 

Fast forward, series of lab tests were conducted (and I even found another condition). For the past months I also had to do my own homework, taking note of allergens which triggers me, took pictures of the rashes, the frequency and time it usually appears. Hives/rashes, rhinitis and I even had dermatographia (skin writing). At first I thought it was all about food allergy, but sad to say it went further to everything around me so to speak. I looked for supplements or alternative medicines but I was again scared that it might trigger something else again. It was becoming worse and the experience itself was disturbing me emotionally speaking, trying be strong as if it was just a simple rash. The thought of having it was stressful, depressing and even gave me a lot of anxieties. 

Last Sep 15, while covering the Highland Triathlon, something triggered my allergies, it was a different rash, it was worse at night and lasted until the Civic Parade day, my meds were surprisingly not working during that time. Thankfully, I was on duty for the Penafrancia Festival Coverage in the morning, so I contacted the clinic to set up for an appointment. I cannot anymore take the discomfort. I was wearing jacket or long sleeves even though it was too warm just to cover up my arms. I could literally let someone tie up my hands just to keep myself from scratching. I was afraid that I might end up in the emergency room in the middle of the Penafrancia festivities if will not have myself checked again.

The condition is called Chronic Urticaria, I’m not ashamed anymore that I have it, as will continue to fight and be in the disposition that with the right knowledge and self care plus prayer, everything will be fine eventually. Sometimes others might think that it's only "arte arte" lang when I see others so picky and doing away with too much high or low temperatures, pollen, dust or any other allergens. And gosh I love dogs, we have many dogs at home so how can I even live with that fact if one thing that I like will be taken away from me?

Stress. Stress is indeed one of the causes of many of our illnesses today. There are a lot of studies and researchers around this niche. There are times when I didn't have any food intake and if I'm emotionally upset, rashes come out, I can attest to that. I'm a mental health service provider by day, imagine the energy that you could get from talking to people. I'm just human enough to reach a certain point of saturation, we too get weak. Apart from that office task, I also teach part time after 5pm. If being workaholic means working after 5pm and even weekends, then, yes I was that person especially last year. When symptoms started to come out, I decided to lessen my teaching hours to focus on recovering on my health. And oh, I forgot, I still have a blog to maintain and it honestly gets to my nerves when I reply to inquiries that are out of this world or can even be searched on Google. Sorry guys, but sometimes a lot of people are asking the wrong questions on Facebook. Wrapping all these up, it's now almost a year that I have been off my personal Facebook account. I created an account just to maintain my blog and it was big relief. I just had to find out what was causing all these allergies and focused on my health. 

So sometimes when I say that I want to disappear, those were days that I wanted to hide myself from everyone because of self-pity. It's when you look in the mirror and see yourself with all the manifestations and ask, why is this happening to me? I’m now living with it and this journey is just another story.

Doc Kristy, thank you. I hope you don’t mind me sharing this here, because I really wanted to help those who are also misdiagnosed and who do not know where to go. You saved my Peńafrancia 2019 coverage. Thank you Doc Ramon C as well for recommending Doc Kristy. 

Dra. Kristy M. Pinoy-Villamayor 
3rd Floor of Bicol Cardiovascular Diagnostic Cooperative (BCDC)
Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday 2pm to 6pm
Adult & Pedia Allergy and Immunology Clinic
Contact No. 0923 845 0720 (Please take note that it is still first come first serve basis when you go to the clinic)




Friday, August 30, 2019

Lechon Belly for Order in Naga City

#NCDfoodtrip Maray pa lechon kahit may belly tempting parin! But kidding aside, I really could not say anything more when we talk about options here in Naga. We have a lot and I found CJ's Lechon Belly as a belly very good product! This is really perfect for the coming #PeñafranciaFestival or for any occasions that you have.



I’ll go straight to the point, this 2-kilo lechon belly is a “classic” flavor with very CRISPY balat (check out my IG Story/FB My Day) and JUICY/TENDER ang meat on the inside.

Notice the slice of the meat (sensya na dai perfect ta sala si gamit kong knife haha), it’s so tender and it’s obviously FRESH meat as you taste it. Peks man! Feeling ko masiramon man ang spicy flavor ninda, will try it too sa sunod.

Choose from Classic and Spicy Flavor🌶🌶 minimun 2 kilos to order and it starts at only P1,000! Very affordable sinda!
FB Page https://www.facebook.com/cjsbellychon/
For orders contact them at 0917-145-8311or 0921-885-3539



They are now accepting orders for the #Peñafrancia2019 Fiesta (for pick-up only). For any other occasion, they actually deliver right to your doorstep.

*Oh and dagdag ko lang...Notice also that CJ’s did not use a plastic rope/straw? to package the product.That’s actually the very first thing that I noticed and it’s a PLUS👍🏻 point for me because it’s #EarthFriendly! 🌎 Hoping that you guys continue it plus the paper box too. ❤️


#NCDfoodtrip: White Bean Cafe

#NCDfoodtrip Sain kita makakan? A simple question yet difficult to answer if you are in Naga City. Sa ka-centrohan kan ciudad, may White Bean Cafe'.



What’s the first thing in mind when you hear about White Bean Cafe? Me, it’s pasta. The first time I blogged about White Bean was way back 2012 and pasta has been one of the reasons I always come back. This time we had Gambasetti 🍝Yum!!! Just look at the serving size.




Being one of the dainty cafés in the downtown area of Naga, White Bean also serves rice meals that are actually just waiting for you to discover. Just look at White Bean’s Beef Kare-Kare. Not only that it is plated well with Puso ning Batag (Banana Flower) but it’s very delicious, with a serving size for one person and can also be shared should you have other dishes.

Beef Kare-Kare

White Bean is also known for sandwiches of different kinds commonly paired to their pastas just like the Chicken Pesto Tomato. 


I can still remember that White Bean was also one of the first cafes in Naga that introduced the Italian Soda. White Bean’s coffee has also been established well when it comes to getting that perfect brew whenever you are in the busy streets of Naga.

At White Bean you can actually enjoy their food and drinks in a pleasant interior, light to the eyes and just right enough to enjoy a quiet meal. Oh, did you know that they also serve Kakigori? 🍧A Korean shaved-iced dessert that would really delight you if you’re craving for something sweet. Link to post 

Did you know that even though White Bean is in CBD I, they actually have enough parking spaces at the back of Nagaland Hotel? While Centro Naga is now becoming a “walking city”, meaning, it’s better for you to walk it off to reach a certain establishment, White Bean is right where you need them to be.

Blue Raspberry

Ceylon Black Lemon Iced Tea

Cafe Latte

I have always been proud of homegrown brands like White Bean, because they are now time-tested despite the many other cafes in and out of the city. (Wasn’t able to take photos of the whole place because there were other customers )

Sabi ngani kaiyan, Naga may be an inland city, pero we are known to have sooooo many restaurants, homegrown that is, maiba-ibang klase, mamili ka sana. And I believe this is one of the reasons why Naga is called “An Maogmang Lugar”, yes we are happy to welcome national and international brands, but at the end of the day, we Nagueños keep coming back to our homegrown brands that they become our comfort foods and White Bean is one of them. ❤️

Ground Floor, Nagaland Hotel, Elias Angeles Street #NagaCity








Thursday, August 22, 2019

Where to Stay in Albay: Innbox Daraga

Home for the weekend, here at Innbox! ❤️ Look! A #ContainerHotel! An affordable accommodation just 10 minutes away from the Legazpi Airport and about 5 minutes from Daraga town proper. Unique to hotels here in Bicol, it is constructed from recycled shipping containers, eco-friendly, air-conditioned, stylish and even INSTAGRAMMABLE at that with free wifi access, plus your basic bathroom facility with hot and cold shower.

Innbox is also perfect for “roadtrippers” because the rate starts at P500 only!

📍 Purok 3, Maroroy, Daraga, Albay
Contact Nos.: 09076995943 / (052) 7423572









  


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Run for Big Heart 2019


Join the ❤️ Run for Big Heart 2019 ❤️!!!
August 21, 2019

Register at:
- 2nd Floor, Honda Cars Camsur Pili - JLo BIG HEART Foundation
- McDonald’s Pili
- Petron Magsaysay, #NagaCity

Starting Point: Mcdonald's Pili, San Agustin, Pili, Camarines Sur
Assembly Time: 5:30 AM
Zumba: 6:00 AM
Gun Start: 6:30 AM