Friday, October 6, 2017

Chois Grill House

A New Grill House is in town! Located at Centro Maximo Unit 101 D Jakosalem St., Cebu City is Chois  Grill House.

When asked why the name Chois? Mr. Bjorn Marco Garces, the owner and the chef of the restaurant said Chois means CHOICE. He just intended to put a little bit of twist of the letters to give the word its own meaning as what he really wants to relay to his customers is that he wants to serve them their choice.

Open from Sundays to Saturdays, from 11am until 9 pm, Chois Grill House is a great option for health enthusiasts. Almost everything is grilled and not to mention, their quench thirsting drinks are made from fresh fruits and vegetables. 

There were six of us - bloggers who got lucky to try their food at Chois Grill House. I was surprised with their very fair prices, considering the very delicious food they are serving.

Here are some of the top items in their Menu:

Chicken, Sauce, Side Dish & Unlimited Rice for Php 179.00

Pork, Sauce, Side Dish & Unlimited Rice for Php 199.00

Chois Pork Ribs

Chois Six House Sauces:
Smoky Barbecue Sauce, Asian Style Barbecue Sauce, Spicy Cream Sauce, Garlic Cream Sauce, Spicy, Sweet & Sour Sauce and Classic Sauce

Lettuce Roll

Chois Smoky Barbecue Burger
Chois House Salad

Chois Rice Toppers
Here are the three refreshing thirst quenchers of Chois Grillhouse:

Watermelon and Basil, Lemon Mint Iced Tea & Cucumber and Mint

Chef Garces purposedly opened this Grill house after his mom got diagnosed with cancer. He then learned to eat healthy and became very conscious in preparing food for his mom, hence the birth of Chois Grill House.

Food Bloggers of Cebu with Bjorn Marco Garces

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gibbs' HotWings New Additions this October 2017!

Good things will come to those who wait!

"I've planned this recipe a long time ago and now is the time to make it into a reality," said Mr. Coy Oliva, owner of Gibbs' Hot Wings. And since it's Gibbs' anniversary this October, they are launching their new menu additions. Watch out for these this October 01, 2017.

Seven members of Cebu Bloggers Society were fortunate enough to be the first to try Gibbs' five additional  items in their menu, namely: 

1. Gibbs’ Juicy Lucy Burger Steak

Gibbs’ own-made tender, juicy beef patties, with a gooey cheesy center topped with our own house mushroom gravy and served with scoops of skin-on mashed potatoes. The juiciest, cheesiest, beefiest burger steak! 

 2. Spicy Adobo Wings 

A long overdue wings. Supposedly served since the start. But we took our time to perfect the essential Cebuano tasting adobo. And we serve it with just a light hint of spice!  A Pinoy take on wings which we feel is an essential part of being a true bred, Cebuano grown resto!  

      3. Gibbs’ Sausage Mac & Cheese 

5 varieties of cheeses melting altogether! A hefty, tummy-filling serving of Mac! And served with sausages! Completely filling! Homey and a real comfort food! Goodness you’d want anytime of the day! 

4. Gibbs’ Pulled-pork Tacos 

Slow cooked pork tenderized over 5 hours! Pulled and served with our own glaze on a soft shell taco topped with fresh greens! 3 handful wraps on each serving! 

5. Gibbs’ Orea ala Mode 

Deep fried oreos covered in an awesome creamy batter and served with thick vanilla ice cream topped with choco syrup! A real treat to cool down after having the best hot wings in town Gibbs’ Hot Wings! 

You will definitely get excited with the sumptuous taste of these new items as it expands more options for you to choose from when you dine in at Gibbs' HotWings.

See you there!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cebuana Lhuillier 30th Anniversary Concert

Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s largest microfinancial company, honors its roots by bringing its ‘Thank You for 30!’ concert to Cebu as it celebrates its 30th anniversary in the business. On September 22 at the Hoops Dome, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu, Ka-Cebuanas were treated to a night of musical performances, headlined by Cebuana Lhuillier endorsers Sarah Geronimo and Alden Richards.

“It’s a great feeling to bring our 30th anniversary celebration to where it all started. Cebuana Lhuillier traces its roots to Cebu, a place dear to my family, so we’ve come full circle. But we wouldn’t be able to get this far if not for our Ka-Cebuanas, who have been supporting us and have trusted the company all these years. This concert is just one of our ways to give back and honor them. We’ve already expanded our offerings with our new line of products, but our customers can expect even more as we prepare new services to be made available in more locations, through a variety of platforms,” said Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier.

The introductory dance
The introductory dance
Besides the concert series, Cebuana Lhuillier is also celebrating its anniversary by expanding its roster of products and services, including a microloans portfolio, which completes the company’s evolution into a microfinancial institution.

Cebuana Lhuillier dates back to 30 years ago and has become one of the country’s most trusted names, synonymous to a dependable friend in times of need. It has served as a true Kaibigan, Ka-Cebuana to millions of Filipinos by helping them have access to better financial opportunities to improve their lives. Because of this, millions of Filipinos have turned to Cebuana Lhuillier for security and peace of mind in the area of finances. More than the products and services it offers, the brand stands for and will continue to stand for stories of hope, optimism, triumph amidst adversities, and sacrifice to provide for loved ones.

Eric Santos

Ronnie Liang

Ronnie Liang

Ronnie Liang

Alden Richards

Sarah Geronimo

Sarah Geronimo

Cebuana Lhuillier provides maximum customer reach and multiple touch points through more than 2,200 branches nationwide, complemented by the 5,000 partner locations domestically and the more than one million partner locations that serve Filipinos all over the world.
Part of a nationwide concert series, ‘Thank You for 30!’ was first staged at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila last September 1 and will also be brought to Davao on October 20 at the USEP Gymnasium & Cultural Center. The concert series has been eagerly anticipated as it features Geronimo and Richards, two of the country’s biggest stars who happen to be from rival networks, sharing the concert stage for the first time.

Aside from the company’s two endorsers, the Cebu leg also featured performances by Erik Santos, Ronnie Liang, Julian Trono, and Ella Cruz, among others.

With Cebu Bloggers Society

 With Cebu Bloggers Society

Thursday, September 21, 2017

OPPO strengthens presence in Cebu with 4th Concept Store

Philippines’ Top 2 International Smartphone Brand is set to expand with more stores nationwide

Cebu, Philippines (September 16, 2017) — OPPO Philippines continues to expand its strong presence in the country with more concept stores nationwide. With Cebu being a valuable market for the brand, it opened its latest concept store in Ayala Center Cebu along with OPPO influencer Rocco Nacino.  

Oppo's Influencer - Mr. Rocco Narcino

Customers now have more options to choose from OPPO’s wide range of selfie-centric smartphones such as the OPPO F3 series (F3 and F3 Plus) and the OPPO A series (A57, A71 and A37) that are sure to match anyone’s lifestyle and preference. Leading the impressive lineup is the OPPO F3, a definite trendsetter with its dual-selfie camera that allows wider selfie shots. It is also perfect for taking a groufie as it can accommodate more people in one frame.   

                                                                                                    Groufie with Rocco Narcino

“You won’t ever have to worry about taking a group shot with the OPPO F3,” said Rocco Nacino. “I bring it with me when I travel with my family and friends, knowing that I can perfectly capture every special moment with them.”
The OPPO F3 is encased in sleek metal and features a 5.5” full HD display protected by Coming Gorilla Glass 5. It also has 4GB of RAM and the 64GB of storage is suitable for keeping numerous photos, videos, and applications. A wide range of phone accessories is available for purchase in all OPPO concept stores nationwide.     
 “Cebu is a valuable market for OPPO and we will continue to provide the best customer experience to Cebuanos through our growing number of concept stores. Our selfie-centric smartphones are definitely relevant in the 9th city for most selfies in the world,” said Eason de Guzman, Public Relations Manager of OPPO Philippines. 

OPPO continues to expand nationwide with more concept stores opening in the remaining quarter of 2017. Customers may visit the Ayala Center Cebu concept store at the 3rd level near the activity area.  

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I Found my Heart In Santa Fe

"Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for."

Yes! I honestly agree with what Mandy Hale has said in her book and to complement with what Roxanne Barcelo has said in the movie press con at SM City Cebu last Sept 10, 2017, each woman is worth waiting for. A scene in the movie where Jennifer rises up from the crystal blue water of Santa Fe is a metaphor of washing up herself with her past and getting ready for her new life and love.

Thus, reminded me of a book by Mandy Hale that says," And stop looking for the WHY and start looking for the GOOD in goodbye…cause it’s there. When things end with no warning and leave you feeling as though your world has been flipped upside down…there is something greater at work. The exit of that person, thing, or dream was a boarding pass to somewhere new…somewhere better…somewhere you NEED to be that you weren’t going to get to without losing some of the baggage. Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you. Thank God that He meddled before you settled."

Love is what everybody needs! It is an essential factor for all persons to survive and live. Moreover, loving yourself is equally significant for you to be able to reciprocate the love of the people around you and for you to be able to give love to the people you want to love too.

Loving, getting hurt and loving again is such a relatable cycle of life. We all pass through that cycle but each of us has a different response to each of our experiences.
The casts of  I found my heart in Santa Fe with director Bona Fajardo

The local artists with director Bona Fajardo

As Cebuanos and as Filipinos in general. We ought to know what we have in our own land. We need to be the ambassadors for the promotion and preservation of our beautiful country that made us known to be the Pearl of the Orient Seas.

The movie, I Found My Heart in Santa Fe is one of those movies that has the objective and the vision of promoting the amazing white sand beaches of Santa Fe and definitely delivered its goal to the fullest of paving the way for Santa Fe to be in the limelight not only locally but also internationally.

Yours truly with Roxanne and Will

PLOT:  The plot of the story connects importantly to each scene of the movie. How the hurts and the brokenness of each character made them respond to their emotional needs. For Jennifer, she has her hiding place on the island where she can cry and release her heartaches while for Viktor, he wants to search for his mother he never knew and to immerse in his Filipino roots. The movie has been using metaphors to symbolize what the character wants to convey to the audience. 
Moving on from the hurt and loving again is basically the main thought of the movie. Both characters, Viktor and Jennifer needs to forgive and welcome love again in their lives. Viktor forgives his mom and Jennifer forgets the pain from her ex-boyfriend and desires to be loved again.

The real life partners, Will and Roxanne of I Found my Heart in Santa Fe

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Scenes were taken from Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu. Effortless to say, Santa Fe is a great location. The view of the sea conveys the light and happy atmosphere set up to show the love story of the two characters.

TONE: Despite their loneliness and confusion of each other's situation, Characters' script were kept with humor and full of life. Series of unfortunate events may have happened but still,  light and happy tone were maintained.

MUSIC AND TONE: You don't know me. It undoubtedly adds up the mood of the love story in the movie. The love song vividly emblazons the hurt and the love that both Jennifer(Roxanne) and Viktor(Will) is feeling.

ACTING: All roles were given justice by the actors of the movie. Including the local artists, they were all very ready and prepared in giving life to their characters. Even just by looking at their facial expression, you can feel their sadness, their hurt and their joys. Their eyes are just so evocative of their feelings in each scene. I greatly admire how each of the characters contributed to the success of the movie, I found my heart in Santa Fe.

The Cebu Bloggers Society members with director Bona Fajardo of I Found my Heart in Santa Fe

"I found my heart in Santa Fe" - As what the director, Mr. Bona Fajardo and the actors said, this movie is for Santa Fe. It is a chill movie that gives good feels - relaxing and soothing experience for the audience. Undeniably, the movie achieves its goals of really promoting Santa Fe. Thus, it is well supported by the locals of Bantayan Island, Cebu. It is a combination of a light, comedy, adventure and romantic story.  

Watch it on September 15, 2017, at SM Cinemas!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Jeunesse - Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners

I was surprised when I received a package from Jeunesse. I wasn't expecting this beautiful gift from WellGold International Inc. but I truly appreciate the gesture. So without further ado, I tried it!

Looking inside the box, it made me giggle as I was excited to use it and very expectant to share my testimonials  with this Jeunesse pads! As I reached down to read the labels of the different colors of the packaging, I can't stop from thinking of remembering the names of friends whom I can share these.

So friends, come out and reveal the good news we have for all the ladies out there!

A must try pads for all women! Why? check out all the benefits:

** Each Jeunesse pad has a special anion strip that brings a lot of benefits during that special time of the month and for your overall health as well:
  • Prevention of bacteria
  • Reduces feminine discomfort/dysmenorrhea
  • Eliminates unwanted odor
  • Fight against vaginal irritations and infections
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Lowers stress levels and boosts energy levels
  • Acts as a natural anti-depressant
  • Strengthens immune system
Jeunesse Ultra Day Pad

From work to the gym, enjoy the whole day without worries!

Jeunesse Non - Wing Pad

Feel the freshness all day, no room for worries, no way!

Jeunesse Ultra Night Pad

Party all night and sleep night and sleep tight, everything will be alright

Jeunesse Anion All Night Pad

Sleep tight even with unpredictable heavy flows at night.

Jeunesse Anion Panty Liner

Say goodbye to germs. Look and feel beautiful all day, every day!

These wonderful benefits were truly enjoyed by Jeunesse users all over the country, rating it as an excellent product which is extremely new and different.
  • Majority of users rated the product as excellent and highly satisfying.
  • Jeunesse Sanitary Napkins deliver on prevention of bacteria, reduction of feminine discomfort/dysmenorrhea and elimination of odor.
  • The strengths of the product were also identified:
  • - No side - effects
  • - Provides protection against itching and irritation
  • - Has breathable bottom layer/ eliminates heat

* Dysmenorrhea, irritation and mood swings were the top menstrual period conditions mentioned by users, and all claim that the product was able to reduce the discomfort.

Care to share your thoughts!