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Robinsons Red Hot Sale | My fab bargain finds

I haven’t been to Robinsons Galleria in a long while. That’s mainly because I live a bit far now. But for the Robinsons Red Hot Sale, I would gladly travel the distance!

I remember when my family lived in San Juan and Mandaluyong – I’d go really early for Galleria’s sale events because, as I had often heard other people say back in the day,  “pag nag-sale ang Robinsons, totoong sale!”

And yes, it still is the case…

So I was at Robinsons Galleria recently for its Red Hot Sale and had some really good finds at the Department Store.

Robinsons Red Hot Sale

Even better – the  Robinsons Red Hot Sale is mallwide, most shops are on sale up to 70% off. Continue reading Robinsons Red Hot Sale | My fab bargain finds

Working Mom Magazine’s Children’s Workshops Expo 2011

Hey, moms! Are your kids starting to get cabin fever? Are they getting restless? Are they in a feeding frenzy? Is the endless flipping of channels on TV driving you crazy?

These are signs of boredom. I know it so well, because my kids exhibit them. 😀 It’s time to find them something to do for the summer.

Working Mom Magazine is holding a big event for kids’ summer activities on April 10th at the NBC Tent at Bonifacio Global City – A Summer Affair Children’s Workshops Expo.

Here are what’s in store for those who will attend:

  • Over 50 summer workshops and enrichment classes will be featured. Get freebies and discounts on fees if you choose to enroll your kids on the spot.
  • Mommies (and daddies, why not?) will get some pampering treatments for free.
  • Beyblade and Speed Stacks fanatics will be delighted with a Beyblade and Speed Stacks competition.
  • Kids will get to meet their favorite Nickelodeon characters.

To get four tickets into the Expo, all you have to do is present a copy of Working Mom April 2011 issue.

See you there – April 10 at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City from 10 AM to 7 PM.

New Tang Pulpy Juice with real pulp bits

Some weeks ago, I posted here about the mystery cake with an embedded cellphone that was delivered at home. On Chinese New Year’s Eve, the mystery was finally unveiled. The New Tang Pulpy Juice is launched!


tang pulpy juice mango

Tang pulpy juice orange

It was Tang’s launch of the new Pulpy line of powdered juices. I guess the cake with a pleasant surprise in the middle (tada- cellphone!) represented the new Tang with a pleasant pulpy surprise with each gulp.

Tang Pulpy Juice is the first powdered juice drink to contain real pulpy fruit bits.

That means the juice drink has more of the good stuff such as vitamins because it contains real mango bits (for Tang Pulpy Mango) and orange bits (for Tang Pulpy Orange).

Tang Pulpy is the perfect thirst-quencher for a hot, hot summer day. It’s also made more affordable because they now come in 1-liter sachets.

Asian with a twist at Syd’s Kitchen

Update: This restaurant has closed for business.

Syd’s Kitchen is one of those unassuming eating places on Banawe Street in Quezon City. It’s tiny, with only a few tables. The menu is concise and, at first glance, seemingly unimpressive.

But wait until your orders arrive. Unlike most typical Chinese eating places, Syd’s Kitchen goes to great lengths with presentation. I understood why when I found out that Chef Sydney Sy came from Shangri-La Boracay.

The first time we went there, Syd’s Kitchen was just two months old. So we had to wait patiently for our food to come. I guess by now, the kitchen would have gotten into the groove, and service should be faster already.

These are our favorite appetizers: Savoury Meatballs with tangy dipping sauce (P120); Crunchy Five-spice Pork Rolls with sweetish sauce (P150); and Shrimp Wanton Poppers with tangy peanut-based sauce (P180). Lookie at the shot glasses and bamboo serving boards!

Some of Syd’s Kitchen’s main dishes below, clockwise from left to right:

Continue reading Asian with a twist at Syd’s Kitchen

The fruitiest Chinese New Year celebration

The mystery-cake saga continues. And everything is set to be revealed tonight!

I got this in the mail last night:

Whats a giant mango doing at SM Mall of Asia?
What's a giant mango doing at SM Mall of Asia?

If you happen to be around SM Mall of Asia later today, or if you want to be part of the biggest Chinese New Year celebration, drop by the Music Hall at SM MOA around 5:30 PM.

The manhunt for the fruitabomber Pulp-X ends there. The mysterious Mr. Ang will most probably make a public statement too. And something pfretty fruity-explosive will be revealed!


Kiong Hee Huat Chai!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

All three mean the same, only they’re in three different Chinese languages. The first is in Fookienese, the dialect in the Chinese Fujian/ Fookien Province from which most Filipino-Chinese’ ancestors came.

The second greeting is in Mandarin, the universal Chinese language, also said to be the global language of the future. (So start learning the language now!)

The last one is in Cantonese, the main Chinese dialect in Canton (Southern China) and Hong Kong.

The phrase translates to “I wish you will prosper.”

To all of us, a prosperous Year of the Rabbit!


What are good gifts for the Year of the Rabbit? For women, they will surely appreciate an anti wrinkle cream that works. Anyone would love to look a few years younger.