Migs and Alaine

Chronicles of a Happy Married Life

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Why Filipino Moms are going to love Pop Tops: Australia’s Favorite Kid’s Juice Drink

Filipino moms get busy planning their kids’ school needs and requirements. Besides books and uniforms, they need to prioritize their kids’ nutritious baon, looking for healthy options that are easy to prepare and attractive enough for their kids to enjoy.
But nowadays, this combination can be challenging to find, especially in kid’s beverages. Fortunately, we have a solution. Introducing Pop Tops: Australia’s Favorite Kids Juice Drink.
From the bottle to the juice, Pop Tops is a kids beverage designed to entice the young ones with its taste and packaging. Each Pop Tops comes in a handy-lunch box sized 250ml serving, perfect for little tots’ drinking needs, and for moms to carry in their purse.
The bottle has a child-friendly grip designed for little hands, and a smaller drinking spout to avoid spillage and mess. With a pop-up cap, the drink is re-sealable, allowing kids to enjoy their juice during long trips and vacations. With the right serving size, moms will have a peace of mind that their kids get the nutrients they need in the amount that they want.
“One of the main dilemmas parents have is persuading their children to eat or drink what they have prepared. Pop Tops prioritizes to make the beverage attractive and easy-to-use for your child, so that they can have all the nutrients in a drink they can enjoy. This makes life a lot easier for busy parents who want the best for their children,” shares Atlas Global Advantage managing director Hans Nathan Ching.
Unlike most artificial drinks marketed today, Pop Tops is made from real fruit juice, with 30 percent less sugar and less sodium, and has no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. Pop Tops juices are made in Australia, with the highest quality and safety standards that our children deserve. Coming in apple and orange flavors, its natural taste has been universally enjoyed both by kids and parents for generations.
Adding fun to the kids’ drinking experience are the colorful characters from the Pop Tops bunch, led by Alfi Apple and Oli Orange. Aside from being a daily kid’s beverage, Pop Tops is so attractive and engaging that it can be an ideal giveaway for birthday parties and other special occasions.
“Pop Tops was developed with health and safety in mind. It is not enough that each child is satisfied. They have to benefit from what they consume in the long run. Each drink they consume is an investment in their future health, and Pop Tops is the only kids beverage that delivers this in a way that children will love,” says director Neil Vincent Ching
Our children are the most special people in our lives, and they deserve something special like Pop Tops. Australia’s favorite kids’ fruit juice drink Pop Tops is now available in SM Snack Exchange, Rustans Supermarket, Robinsons Supermarket, and SM Hypermarket nationwide. To know more about Pop Tops, follow @poptopsph via Instagram.

OPPO F1s: Day In The Life

A giant evil monster is about to unleash its most powerful weapon and i’m the only one who can stop it. I quickly jumped into my armor suit, then the alarm clock goes off (god damn it alarm, let me finish my dream).. Watta dream!

So. It’s 6:00 AM. Let me take you along with me so you can have a glimpse of how I spend my day. Along with us is my Handy dandy OPPO F1s to help document our adventure.

I focused on event hosting after I left the BPO industry, and it’s a day and night comparison. I now have control over everything. I can set my schedule based on the lifestyle that I desire.

6:00 AM

I start my day by spending a good 5 mins trying to figure out what my purpose in life is. Just kidding. I just wasted 5 mins doing nothing like most men at my age do. Then I visited the john for some good ol’ 1 & 2. In between 6:30 – 7:00 I check my email while eating breakfast. After a bit of stretching, it’s time to hit the shower.

I have a 10:00 AM meeting with a couple who’s looking for the perfect wedding MC. Why wake up so early? Preppin and driving to the meeting place takes forever specially if you live in the Metro. So, 3 hours of grooming and road hustlin would be just enough to get to my destination on time.

Its almost noon and I got the hosting gig. I am now off to meet with my coordinating team for an ocular. we have a garden wedding in Tagaytay city early next month and I would like to see and be able to project my movements, so
I won’t have to do it on the day of the event. the time is 12:22 PM and this is going to be a long drive.

03:51 PM. We finally arrived at the reception venue, and boy, it was one heck of a sight. I immediately planned my movements and gimmicks for the event. Now we’re going to sit down for a quick run-through of the program over a cup of coffee.

05:25 PM. It’s getting dark and sadly we have to drive back to the chaotic world of the Metro.

Since we won’t be able to make it tonight for some home-cooked meal, we’ll just have our dinner at our favorite Japanese resto before we go home.

I no longer carry a planner notebook with my daily activities. I realized that everything that I need is already baked in on my OPPO F1s. I depend on it a lot. From waking me up, setting up my schedule, taking notes, reading and sending emails, and even navigation. Aside from its kick ass 16mp selfie shooter, I also thank OPPO for slammin this phone with a more than decent chip set. MT6750 Octa-core 64-bit and 3GB ram. In layman’s term, It’s ridiculously fast. Plus 32GB of internal storage is more than enough storage for my daily photos, music and games(when i’m bored), and did I already mention that it’s ridiculously fast?

It’s 9:52 PM we’re finally home and ready to hit the bed. So let’s call it a day.

Til our next adventure. Cheers!

Migs.

Why I chose Dearberry

Hi, ladies!

I am not a fan of makeup as I haven’t tried one that doesn’t make my skin oily or feel heavy. Most of the makeup that I have are branded and were given to me as gifts or “pasalubong” from relatives who live outside the Philippines. I am the type who’s contented in using sunblock and lip gloss everyday. I don’t even follow a certain skin care routine because I am just too lazy to apply stuff on my face and body.

But as I age, I feel my skin screaming for moisturizer and I envy women who doesn’t need the help of a professional make-up artist when attending events. Before I finally committed to be the Marketing Manager of Dearberry Philippines, I tried the products first to see if it suits my skin type. Because if the products are too heavy for my skin, I’ll end up not using them again and there is no sense in selling a brand that I personally do not believe in.

Who is Dearberry Philippines and what convinced me to use their products?

Mar.1956 JULIA Co Ltd, the parent company of FINE Bio Inc was founded JULIA, the parent company of FINE Bio, was founded in 1956 by Jung Family just 3 years after the Korean War. The Jung’s started their business from a tiny shop in Seoul with three products and one big dream. The dream ws to make better cosmetic products in quality with affordable price for Korean people who had to start everything from nothing after the war.
This philosophy has been kept strongly for the past 58 years and melted in dearberry as historical company heritage

DEARBERRY products are manufactured by such top-tier factories like COSMAX and WINNOVA to achieve the high quality standards of our products. COSMAX is the main & most important manufacturer of L’OREAL group and other world famous branded cosmetics. WINNOVA is the main & most important manufacturer of Korean branded cosmetics like TONYMOLY & THEFACESHOP.

The brand essence of dearberry is “affordable high quality cosmetics made with ingredients from nature ”. dearberry believes the simple truth, “healthy skin is most beautiful” and sticks to the basics, “firstly keep skin healthy, then optimally solve target issues”.

Dearberry products are specifically made for the Asian skin and they do not test their products on animals! I have pets at home so, I am 100% against brands who still do animal testing. When I learned these facts, I immediately sat down on my desk, opened my laptop and researched on different ways of how to effectively promote Dearberry to its target markets. I even convinced some relatives and friends to ditch their current brands for Dearberry.

 

Here are my Top 5 Dearberry Makeup favorites

  1. Magic Oil Control Primer; Php480

If you’re like me who can go to parties without bringing a “kikay” kit for retouch, then this product suits you. It’s the perfect primer for the “tamad” girl like myself. Magic Oil control primer gets rid of oil and dirt and rejuvenates your skin too! Be oil free for 4 hours with just a dab of Magic Oil control primer.

2. Photo Sharp Concealer; Php260

Magic touch to perfectly cover spots, blemish and freckles of your skin very naturally. Photo sharp comes in 2 shades, beige and light beige. This is super convenient to use and blends well to my skin tone. Perfect to hide eye bags!

3. Long Lashmellow Mascara; Php480

One and only mascara with 3 satisfying results: immediate volume, vivid color and longer lashes.
· Light-weighted setting but NO drooping or crumpling.
· No smudging all day long with triple fitting firm.
Long Lashmellow Mascara gives you the feel that your eyelashes grow longer and even longer.

4. Suri Suri Aguamenti Powder; Php 632

It makes my skin tone brighter and clearer with a natural & youthful look plus it protects my skin from the harmful effects of the sun (It contais sunscreen (SPF25/PA++)

5. Kiss Of Berry Lip Tint Balm; Php200

No other brand adds color and exfoliates my lips like Kiss of berry! You have 6 flavors to choose from! I use Blueberry.

Dearberry Skin care products are also worth every peso. I will definitely share more with you on my next article. Meanwhile, here’s a before and after party photo of me last December 28, 2016 when I attended the Filipino Bloggers Network Year end party. I wore these products on my face from 5:00PM to 8:30 with zero touch ups except for the lip tint after I ate dinner.

PS: My husband use Magic Oil Control primer too!

Dearberry products are available at the following sites:

Dearberry Philippines official Facebook Page

Shoppee Philippines

You can also check out our official website for our current promos.

 

For your Marketing and Sales related questions, you may leave a comment or send me an email at alaine@dearberryphilippines.com / alainealejandrino@gmail.com or send us a Tweet!

Love your skin and let’s all make 2017 our most beautiful year!

XO,

Alaine

 

 

Pacific Cebu Resort – An Island Paradise

Before summer officially end, let me share with you my birthday celebration in Cebu last March. We rented a Condo Unit via AirBNB for 5 days at the IT Center in hopes being able to visit a lot of places in Cebu but we had to ditch our plans because Migs was not feeling well. Good thing, we did not pay for a tour because either our money will be wasted or Migs condition will worsen. We just enjoyed exploring the City. We were able to visit the Magellan’s cross, Sto. Nino Church, Sugbo Mercado and explored few restaurants inside the IT Park. We also enjoyed cooking our favorite dishes from their local market and was even able to buy few kilos of dried squids, fish and of course dried mangoes.We crossed out our plans of going to Bantayan Island and Bohol because of the travel time and just decided to do a last minute booking at Pacific Cebu Resort. I am happy that I was able to book a hotel through my favorite hotel app – Hotel Quickly! Hotel Quickly’s very helpful because you can see actual photos and feedback of a hotel. So, you don’t need to do extensive research when you’re trying to book one ( I am not paid to promote Hotel Quickly – I just love them! LOL).

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It took us 30 minutes to book a cab going to Pacific Cebu Resort because none of the Grab Taxi Drivers would pick us up. Travel time from Cebu IT center to Suba-basbas, Lapu-Lapu City is an hour and Cab meter was Php380 but we paid Php500 because our Cab driver is really nice. He was even surprised that we refused to accept change.

We were welcomed by Pacific Cebu Resort’s staff with sweet smiles and confirming my reservation was easy breezy. The beach is so inviting! I wanted to drop our things to our room and head to the beach immediately. When we entered our room, I suddenly changed my mind about heading to the beach right away. Our room was so cozy and has a cute veranda where we could eat or just hang out. We took a power nap and went out to check their resto’s menu at 4:00 PM. By the way, they have a reliable wi-fi connection too. So, this resort is also  ideal for free lancers.

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There were only few guests at the resort and 90% were Japanese. We were told by one of the staff that the resort used to be exclusive for Japanese guests. I’m glad they opened it for everyone. Pacific Cebu resort is a perfect diving spot according to their guests but they also have two swimming pools for other guests to enjoy.

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I would say that our stay at Pacific Cebu resort is the best part of our Cebu vacation and we promise to come back once Migs is back on his feet.

#DEVANTxAvengers: DEVANT and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron bring Greatness in One

DEVANT, a TV brand that frontiers in providing premium quality entertainment experience with its world-class TV collection, makes a big statement yet again with its partnership with Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron to bring greatness in one through DEVANT’s TV Collection. These two powerhouses team up not only to make a statement but to provide consumers the perfect partnership in viewing experience.

This year, April 23 marked a special date for DEVANT TV and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron as the world’s favorite super hero team assembled again for another exciting and action-packed movie.


Being one of the most trusted and known TV brands in the country, DEVANT was named as Marvel’s official TV brand partner for the most awaited movie of 2015 – Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”


To celebrate this great partnership, DEVANT TV reached out to their market by holding a private block screening of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” attended by top bloggers, media and online influencers along with various DEVANT TV dealers nationwide.


The event showcased the DEVANT TV Collection and its superb features that make it stand out among other TV brands in the market. Each TV represented a character from the Avengers, highlighting special features of DEVANT TVs that will surely boost one’s overall viewing experience.


DEVANTxAvengers TV Features





DEVANT Curved TV – Captain America


Be unique and in the lead like the legendary Captain America with the new DEVANT 65-inch 


Curved Ultra HD TV. This Smart 3D TV’s sleek curved style is perfect not only for watching your 


favorite shows and movies but for a great gaming experience as well.


8.3 MP Technology – Iron Man


Fond of high-tech gadgets just like the eccentric billionaire inventor Tony Stark? Devant’s 65-inch Smart 3D Ultra HD TV is the right choice for you! Armed with an 8.3 Megapixel display resolution, a built-in ISDB-T receiver and other amazing features, the techie in you will surely be impressed.


120HZ Vivid Motion – Thor


Say goodbye to blurred scenes with this DEVANT 55-inch Smart 3D Ultra HD TV. With its 120Hz Vivid Motion and fast frame refresh rate, even scenes as fast as the thunder from the mighty Asgardian Thor will never be a problem.


Superb Sound – The Hulk


Hear the Hulk’s roars loud and clear with DEVANT 50-inch Smart 3D Ultra HD TV’s Superb 


Sound. Its built-in subwoofer produces richer and clearer audio that enhances your viewing experience.


Perfectly Clear Panel – Hawkeye


Experience spot on picture display wherever you are! DEVANT 55-inch Smart 3D TV’s Perfectly


Clear Panel eliminates ambient light reflection and gives you balanced picture displays even in various lighting conditions and allows you to never miss a scene just like how the unparalleled marksman Hawkeye never misses his target.


2D to 3D Conversion – Black Widow


Armed with intelligence and amazing fighting skills, the Black Widow is never afraid to join the men in action. Enjoy and immerse yourself in intense action scenes from Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with the 2D to 3D conversion feature of DEVANT’s 50-inch Smart 3D TV. 



Experience 3D viewing at the comfort of your home with just the touch of a button.




Together The Avengers make up a super hero team so powerful they are labeled Earth’s


Mightiest Heroes. With DEVANT’s great roster of TV collection and the amazing features they 


offer, one can consider it as one of the best brands TV can offer.


Join the team and be talked about in a big way with the DEVANT TV Collection.


DEVANT TV: Website | Facebook | Instagram


About Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.


Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. 


Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, CobieSmulders as Agent Maria Hill, StellanSkarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on 
human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, PietroMaximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.


Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s Avengers: 


Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on April 22, 2015.

About Marvel Entertainment Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2015 MARVEL

Rustic Mother’s Day Celebration at Richmonde Café

It’s that time of the year once again when we get to pamper the most important woman in our lives. Give back and take mom out to a lunch buffet that is just as exceptional as she is! Every mother deserves nothing but the best so for her special day, Richmonde Café whips up an exquisite menu crafted to celebrate and recognize all that she has done for us. From spring bouquets and summer salads, to succulent ribs and scrumptious cakes, nothing shouts “I love you, Mom!” more than a wholesome feast with the entire family.  



On May 10, 2015, bring the entire family to Mom’s Country Garden Luncheon at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas’ Richmonde Café to relish a charming international fare dedicated to all sweet and loving Mothers. The Café spoils Mom further with an exclusive 3 + 1 deal. This means for every three guests paying the regular rate, mom gets to be the boss and eats absolutely FREE!


Delight in a bountiful spread that reminds you of rustic afternoons spent in your childhood backyard – set the mood right with antipasto and soup such as House Cured Salmon Gravlax with Shredded Red Onions and Capers; Tabouleh Salad; Seafood Pasta Salad; Toast with your choice of dips like Baba Ghanoush, Hummus, Crab and Cream Cheese; Shrimp Bisque; and Italian Wedding Soup. Indulge in mouthwatering spoonfuls of classic comfort chows like Lemon Chicken with Artichokes; Vegetable Lasagna with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto; Herbed Roasted Potato; Steamed Kani wrapped in Nori; Roast Prime of Rib with Horseradish Cream & Au Jus; and Beef-wrapped Asparagus with Wild Mushroom Sauce. Do not forget to try various dishes from the show kitchen as well – from pasta treats to fried dishes and grilled items, we’ve got all your cravings covered! Lastly, give in to the sugar rush with samplings of Hot Apple and Nuts Crumble, Baklava Parcels, Opera Slices, assorted Cupcakes and Cake Pops. 


Mom’s Country Garden Luncheon at Richmonde Cafe – Antipasto spread

Mom’s Country Garden Luncheon at Richmonde Cafe –

Lemon Chicken

Mom’s Country Garden Luncheon at Richmonde Cafe –

Dessert station

Mom’s Country Garden Luncheon is available on May 10, 2015 for Php 995 nett. 




For inquiries and reservations, call 638-7777. The Richmonde Café is located at the 2nd floor of Richmonde Hotel Ortigas at 21 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For more information, send an email to rho@richmondehotel.com.ph or log on to www.richmondehotels.com.ph.  For the freshest updates on hotel promotions, connect at www.facebook.com/RichmondeHotelOrtigas, www.twitter.com/Richmonde_RHO, and www.instagram.com.Richmonde_RHO.  

Asia Finance Summit In The Eyes Of A BPO Employee

As a BPO employee, I am concerned with the options that I have in case the  industry goes down. 
Questions like “Where do we invest our hard-earned money?”, “Did we make the right investment(s)?” and “What options do we have when we decide to retire earlier than 60?” are when Miguel and I discuss our financial plans.


Recently, we made an investment and I was glad that it was part of the Philippine Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index, 2014 as presented by Undersecretary and Chief Economist, Gil Beltran.


One of the Speakers, Ms. Riena Pama, President of Sun Life Asset Management discussed how the lack of financial inclusion and literacy may tend to pyramiding. She said that Financial Literacy begins at home and made me realize that maybe, it’s something that was lacking in most Filipino household. 


Most of the speakers if not all, mentioned BPO in their talk which somehow gave me a relief that I am still in the right industry at the right time.
One of my favorite speakers on the summit, Mr. Bansan Choa, Chairman and CEO of I Remit, said that “Industry should come from the Philippines” and discussed about how remittance played a big role in the lives of OFWs saying that in every dollar that they spent, their is a percentage that is given back to them. I also believe in what he said that should be considered as an investment – retirement homes or villages. Philippines landed the top 17 in the for the most desirable retirement destinations across the globe. That being said, this will open more doors for investors and more jobs for our fellow Filipinos. 




Working overseas is not an option for me but yes, it may be the best decision other people made in their lives. But whatever industry we may be in, we must always take into consideration how our chosen industry will later lead us to financial freedom which I guess everyone in the working class is dreaming of.

Rejj Sibayan, Alaine Alejandrino, Rebecca Bustamante, Grace Nicolas, Lance Bucoy 

with the Panel Moderator, Kim Bernardo


The summit was a learning experience for me. I could go on and on on with the many things that I have learned from this event. I am looking forward to attending more summits organized no other that the maid who made it, Ms. Rebecca Bustamante – Chalre and Tag Media.

Asia Finance Summit: Appraising the Future of Southeast Asia was held at Makati Diamond Residences last April 21, 2015.




Alaine

Come Home to Casa Alegria, Tagaytay

If you’re looking for a Bed and Breakfast in Tagaytay, Casa Alegria is the ideal spot. Not only that it has the perfect view of a picturesque volcano, but its very intimate and cozy vibe will just help you forget that you had a long and hectic work week.








The rooms are clean, modern and very comfortable with a nice sitting area and deck with a wonderful view of the Taal Volcano and the city skyline in the distance.




We are also impressed with how animal-friendly this place is. We love cats and seeing one who moves freely in a hotel/resort makes us happy.








Although this may not be the perfect place for commuters because of its location, they can accomodate a number of vehicles. Great venue for intimate weddings, honeymoons and family gatherings.
Unlike some overrated Bed and Breakfast in Tagaytay, Casa Alegria’s rooms are fairly priced. A swimming pool will also be available by July 2015.







Check out their room rates and book your next R&R!



Casa Alegria

Sungay North Tagaytay
Tagaytay City
09052340948

Happy weekend!


Migs and Alaine




Planet Grapes: Wine without the Drama

Planet Grapes opened it’s EDSA Shangri-la branch last February and since gained a number of patrons. Who wouldn’t love Planet Grapes? 

They carry state-of-the-art Italian enomatic machines that allow customers to try different wines by sip, half-glass, and full glass sizes. Yes! It’s a wine vendo. You get to try their wine before you decide to buy a bottle.
Aside from that, they offer an adventurous menu containing foods that perfectly pair with wine. You’ll be surprised because the food that they offer are not commonly associated with wine. I love the ambiance and their interior. Black always has this classy appeal to me.




I was privileged to be invited by Zomato to try out Planet Grapes’ food and wine and to start off, we were served with Chicharon with Tinapa dip.

Yes, you read it right. It’s not mustard but tinapa dip. The tinapa dip gave a yummy twist to our usual chicharon that we are used to dip in vinegar. The dip is also a bit sour. The more dip, the better tasting your chicharon will be. Ever paired chicharon with wine? I did! A glass of Paul Mas Sauvignon Blanc 2012 came with this appetizer and I must say, it’s a match made in heaven. 




I am really a fan of Bopis especially when it’s spicy. But I like it with rice tho. Pircas Negras Malbec 2013 was paired with this dish. Well, meat equals to red wine, I’m not really surprised but I really, really love their Bopis and I promise to come back for this.



The chicken BBQ that was served to us were a bit over cooked and some parts were no longer edible because uhm, they already look and tastes like charcoal.



Organic BBQ Pork Spare ribs. Looks good and tastes even better. I am intrigued on how they made this meat so succulent that it literally melts in your mouth. You can choose between mashed potato or adobo rice for this dish. I suggest that you go for adodo rice! Folie a Deux Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 both worked for chicken BBQ and BBQ spare ribs but I didn’t have the courage to finish a glass because the staff said, their going to serve another wine variant.





Dessert! My favorite part. We were served with a dessert platter and Urban Old Vines 2013 to cap the night off.

Turon trilogy is a local dessert made of thinly sliced bananas and ube then drizzled with Langka Caramel sauce. This definitely is a must-try. 

Creme Brulee. These were steamed not baked and it comes with three different flavors: Banana. Classic, and Durian. Surprisingly, I find the Durian flavor the yummiest because it’s not too sweet.





Here’s a tip from Planet Grapes for wine virgins.
How to drink wine:
SEE. Observe the color of the wine.
SWIRL. expose wine to air; “breathe”
SMELL. identify the different aromas
SIP. taste the flavor of the wine
SPIT/SWALLOW


Sharing with you the names and descriptions of the different wine variants that were served to us:

Sauvignon Blanc
France
Tasting Notes:
Citrus fruits aroma
Fruity and vivid on the palate
Good Lenght
Alc/Vol: 12.5%

Pircas Negras 2013
Malbec
Argentina
Tasting Notes:
Black cherry and plum aromas
Dark fruit flavors
Smoky finish
Alc/Vol: 12.5%

Folie A Deux 2009
Calbernet Sauvignon
California
Tasting Notes:
Red apple and black cherry aromas
Notes of oak and blueberry
Well balanced acidity
Alc/Vol: 14%

Urban Old Vines 2013
Riesling
Germany
Tasting Notes:
Green apple and mild lemon aromas
Ripe apple with notes of apricot and lemon verbena
Semi-sweet and refreshing finish
Alc/Vol: 9.5%


For bookings/inquiries:
Planet Grapes Shangri-La
Unit GD 103 North Wing, 
EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
(02) 531 8207
Facebook: Planet Grapes
Twitter: PlanetGrapesPH
Instagram: Planet_Grapes


Zomato’s Community Manager, Elaine with fellow blogger/foodie, Carlo
Alaine + Elaine 🙂

Cheers,

Alaine

#SouthParadise Residence Inn & Paradizoo Press Conference on April 18, 2015

For all you busy bees trying to escape the urban stress.


Get out of the Metro and spend your staycation at Residence Inn Tagaytay Hotel and Paradizoo Mobile Home! 


We offer our visitors only the best experience that they deserve.”, COO JB Badon proudly states. With this, allow us tempt you with some of the reasons why you have to choose Residence Inn Tagaytay Hotel and Paradizoo Mobile Home over the same ol’ places that you have been familliar with. Who knows, you might even stay longer than planned.


Residence Inn Tagaytay Hotel
Located at the ever emerging cool city of Tagaytay, Residence Inn is home for a number of different kinds of animals starting from snakes, horses, tigers and many more making it different from all the rest.






More so, try our zipline and cable car which will definitely allow you to appreciate nature more as this overlooks Taal Volcano.


Most of all, Residence Inn Tagaytay Hotel wants you to experience our very own 14 zoo-ish styled, homey and cozy upgraded guestrooms which all overlooks Taal volcano. Compliment your stay as well with our very own Bulalo and many other delicious signature dishes while having long talks with the company you love.



For as low as P3,100, this indeed is a perfect spot for romantic getaway for two, relaxing staycation with your family, or a weekend party with your bestfriends!


Paradizoo Mobile Home


Going for a budget hotel? You might want to try our very own Paradizoo Tagaytay Mobile Home only for P1,500!








Be in your own paradise while watching green picturesque fields together with different kinds of animals at Paradizoo. Feel our ‘Plant Me Home’ experience, interact with different interesting animals like llama, camels, miniature horses, ostriches, greyhounds, labrador retrievers or ride on a cart drawn by an albino Carabao!


Indeed an all-in-one experience for those nature lovers!


Whatever your life celebration will be, choose an all-in-one simple yet relaxing and delightful hotel experience.


Join us this coming April 18, 2015, Saturday for a Press Conference at Residence Inn Tagaytay and know more good news from us! Truly, we want you to experience that one great staycation, all-in-one place!


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Wanna know how to get 50% OFF for your hotel accommodation? Take your adventure and staycation the Zoolit style!


Zoolit card is a set of discount, freebies, buy 1 take 1, souvenir coupons (and many more) made especially for your adventurous side! This card is accepted for all theme parks under Zoomanity Group. One of the many perks in having this is the 50% off to all hotels under Zoomanity Group which are the Zoobic Lodge (Subic), Residence Inn (Tagaytay), and Azotea Suites (Bel-Air, Makati City).


Get all these perks only for P399!


For more information and for those who want to earn more, you may call us at 0916-629-9381 or 09228039980 for orientation.



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