Friday, November 27, 2015


When it comes to sex, men have this one question etched at the back of their minds: “Am I performing well enough?” For men, questions like this seemed too important because this somehow affects (and even dictates) their ego and confidence. 

Luckily, there is a food supplement that can help men sustain their stamina and libido – Robust Extreme. ATC Healthcare International Corp. searched for the best ingredients that can aid in increasing stamina and libido and incorporated it into one convenient capsule – Robust Extreme.

Spiral Algae contains various micro-materials that are essential for the body such as gamma-flax oleic acid and beta-carotene. 

Corn Extract is a good cleanser for the urinary tract and is also beneficial for disorders of the prostate and cystitis and inflammation of the urethra. 

Medlar Extract is a known diuretic.

Ginseng Extract is known for its anti-oxidant properties and it is known as a treatment for stress. 

Epimedium Extract or Horny Goat Weed is mainly used for its aphrodisiac properties and is commonly used as a sexual enhancer. 

Cistanche Salsa Extract is used to increase men’s sexual power and is useful in increasing circulation to the genitals. 

Hawthorn Berry Extract is beneficial for the health of the circulatory system. 

To achieve that sex god status, turn to Robust Extreme and get ready to feel immortal during intimate moments. Robust Extreme is sold at SRP P125.00 per capsule. It is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Hungry Sumo Taiwanese Cuisine at Retiro Cor. Banawe, Quezon City

2 weeks ago, I was invited by Mr. Jonitson Po and Ms. Amerilie Ang to sample the newest cuisine on the block- Hungry Sumo. As with new things, I didn't know what to expect. I initially thought that the place would be a Japanese resto offering typical ramen and sushi. But I was wrong. According to the owners, the place is actually a Taiwanese-style restaurant offering the best of the country's street food. The food resembles a highly American-influenced cuisine (due to the heavy westernization of Taiwan after 1948).

Upon further examination of the menu, I found that the viands are actually composed of chicken, pork, and fish deep fried and served with rice, pasta, or bread. Moreover, the drinks are actually composed of milkshake favorites served in a variety of flavors. Prices are actually very friendly to students and office workers looking for a tasty and affordable alternative to the fast food offerings in the area. The hungry meal, composed of 1 piece of deep fried chicken, pork, or fish capped with rice, sauce, and vegetables, are below 100 pesos. The sumo meal, on the other hand, composed of 2 pieces of the fried favorites, can go for up to less than 150 pesos. The specialty milkshakes start at 70 for the coolers and 90 pesos for the rocksalt variants (with cream cheese and salt). Drinks are at 30 pesos per glass. For those who prefer pasta, these variants start at 95 pesos per platter. With meat toppings, these can go up to 140 pesos. Bread lovers can try out their sandwiches capped at about 130 pesos complete with fries. For those craving for extra orders, chicken, fish, or pork poppers can be order at around 70 pesos per serving.  Given the affordable prices, who wouldn't want to try out these delights? 

They even offer the Hungry Sumo Platter: a delectable array of 8 pieces of their fried favorites together with pasta, milkshakes, sides, sauces, and rice that can feed 4 to 5 people.  Priced at Php 745 to Php 1265, this combo offers an excellent value for money choice for barkadas who like to eat big and spend less. 

The dishes aren't composed anything complicated or too exotic to the palate. These were just the way I like it: simple, tasty, and not so taxing on the wallet.

I was offered a taste of their specialty dishes: the Sumo Chicken Curry Rice Meal (Php 155) accompanied with a tall glass of Mocha Rocksalt shake (Php 90). According to the owners, their specialty lies in making chicken that is so melt-in-your-mouth. I was clearly impressed upon tasting. a few seconds after savoring the tasty curry sauce and breading, the chicken literally melted without me giving an effort to chew it. Now that's the true embodiment of tender juicy. Every part of the viand satisfied me. The skin, while deep fried, wasn't too salty. The meat, apart from being tender, truly absorbed the taste of the curry powder and the oil. Add to that the well-cooked rice and dishes, and you have a hit that catered to my tastes. According to the owners, customers were truly amazed at the texture, taste, and style of their chicken. I'd say it just needs a wee bit more of promotion to stand out from the giants in the fried chicken industry.

The milkshake, on the other hand, was pure creamy goodness. The texture and consistency was just right, and the mocha taste was not too bitter and overpowering. Even with the rocksalt and cheese, the drink didn't seem too fatty for my taste.

Given the array of dishes, I'm pretty sure Hungry Sumo would cater to a younger crowd very much interested in fried favorites and milky drinks.

Hungry Sumo is located at Retiro corner Banawe Street at the back of BDO and Papa Johns. Store hours are from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm Monday to Sunday. The restaurant also does packed lunch deliveries and bulk orders.

You can also visit their FB page at

The story in pictures:

The fried offerings


The Mocha Rocksalt Milkshake (Php 90)

The Sumo Meal Chicken Curry (Php 155)

The pasta dishes

The milkshake variants

The sign at Retiro

The simple menu

The Hungry Platter

They do packed lunch and deliveries

Another shot of the menu

Do like their FB page and instagram

The menu flyer

The logo

Truly satisfying

The venue

Hungry Sumo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Floatsam: The Movie Bloggers Screening at SM Megamall Cinema 7, October 28, 2015

I was invited by Ms. Lhen Hassal of Toy Communications Advertising Co. to a special invite-only bloggers' premiere screening of Floatsam: The Movie, last October 28. 2015 at SM Megamall Cinema 7. Since I was a cinema connoisseur anyway, I decided to give a try without even knowing what to expect. Since I knew I was watching a Filipino film, I had the impression that this would be one of those run of the mill love story movies produced by a media giant. Little did I know that this latest movie staring the lovely Solenn Heusaff and Rocco Nacino would appeal to someone of my age group. As I went through the story, I found out that the movies is actually an indie film that cast big name stars in a very stunning backdrop: the picturesque Floatsam and Jetsam Hostel and the beaches of La Union. While watching, I already made plans at the back of my mind to visit the Hostel someday and drink and play music around the beach campfire at night. 

The film can be considered as the Philippines' first surfing movie exhibiting the natural beauty of La Union and the latter's viability for watersports. What made it even more impressive is the fact that the film was shot using HD cameras akin to the ones used in Game of Thrones. The texture and natural lighting of the beach was more than enough to set the mood and tone of a laid back beach story.

Plus, the movie showcases ten original songs from popular Filipino songwriters and singers including Marcus Adoro of the Eraserheads. The music made for the movie ranged from jazz to chill pop to campfire-friendly songs. These are tunes that can actually be listened to in a long drive 

As for the actors, it's actually pretty surprising that the producers of this indie film were able to recruit popular showbiz personalities. Also, while the film serves as a product placement for brands like Samsung, Cliqship, Nisce, and Floatsam Hostel, it still clearly conveys a story that is worth watching.

Apart from these excellent technical and artistic production efforts, the movie also explores the types and levels of relationships prevalent in the millenial generation.  This is heavily expressed in the main characters' attitudes towards the laid back and chill, not to mention worldly, life that La Union had to offer them. Some of the main characters believed in the notion of having one true love while the others wanted to experience the thrill ride of having multiple partners. Another was in doubt as to whether to marry her true love back in Manila or stay with a man she met in the sultry beach. From watching this film, I'd say that it tried paint an anything-goes picture of our generation: people who very liberal and independent at the same time. Given this premise, the film might be very attractive to people aged 30 below, while at the same time being a bit ambiguous in satisfying the preferences of older movie goers.  

For those interested, Floatsam: The Movie will be showing on Wednesday, November 4. 2015, in SM, Ayala, and Robinsons cinemas in different parts of the Philippines. It stars Solenn Heusaff, Rocco Nacino, Mara Lopez Yokohama, Carla Humphries, and Marc Abaya, all of whom are big names in the local showbiz industry.

Also, Floatsam and Jetsam Hostel is located in San Juan, La Union. You can visit their website at or call them at 09178021328.

Special thanks to Lhen Hassal of Toy Communications Advertising Co.

Friday, October 30, 2015

You will be able to deliver with Robust Extreme!

What activity, which counts as exercise, boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, lowers heart attack risk, prevents prostate cancer, improves sleep and eases stress among other health benefits? Sex. 

Don’t let life prevent you, responsible adults, from indulging in this healthy pleasure. Stress, fatigue, aging and other factors that slow down your sex life can be beaten with Robust Extreme.

ATC Healthcare International Corp. sought out the best herbal ingredients out there to help you gain stamina and libido once again, and it’s packed into a convenient little capsule Robust Extreme. Robust Extreme is a food supplement that supposedly helps men against erectile dysfunction and it is a perfect combination of certain herbal extracts that are helpful in maintaining the energy and appetite for sex like: 

Spiral Algae contains various micro-materials that are essential for the body such as gamma-flax oleic acid and beta-carotene. 

Corn Extract is a good cleanser for the urinary tract and is also beneficial for disorders of the prostate and cystitis and inflammation of the urethra. 

Medlar Extract is a known diuretic and stimulation extract. 

Ginseng Extract is known for its anti-oxidant properties and it is known as a treatment for stress and low libido. 

Epimedium Extract or Horny Goat Weed is mainly used for its aphrodisiac properties and is commonly used as a sexual enhancer. It is also used as a treatment for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. 

Cistanche Salsa Extract is used to increase men’s sexual power and is useful in increasing circulation to the genitals. It also increases male potency, treats impotence, premature ejaculation and frequent urination. 

Hawthorn Berry Extract is beneficial for the health of the circulatory system. 

All these components, tried and tested for ages, make up Robust Extreme. Robust Extreme is recommended for men aged 18 years old and above and it must be taken two hours before the intimate activity. 

Want to be included in that 4,000-count today? Just take Robust Extreme and get ready for an extremely intense action. At only SRP P125.00 per capsule, get ready for action. Robust Extreme is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

V Party Series: Midnight Mysteries @ Victoria Court Malate organized by Breakout Philippines (November 7, 2015)

As a blogger, I have been exposed to a variety of events. One of those which I have enjoyed is the escape room game organized by Breakout Philippines. As seen in my earlier post, I tried but failed the Trinoma Game Room which had a zombie apocalypse theme. However, I would love to try another Breakout game. This time though, it's gonna be bigger, scarier, and harder than what I've played before.

Mark your calendars for November 7, 2015 and get ready for the ultimate Halloween event of the year! FOX International Channels and Victoria Court are partnering up with Breakout Philippines, the country’s premiere escape room game, to bring you an immersive horror experience like no other!

Ever since 2014, Breakout has been providing a unique experience to thousands of players by trapping them in different themed rooms for 45 minutes. They are given an interactive game where players have to team up to find clues and solve logic puzzles based on various storylines. Participants are encouraged to PLAN as a team, SOLVE puzzles collaboratively in order to ESCAPE before time

This Halloween season, the game is about to change as it is no longer enough to BREAKOUT… you must now also SURVIVE! You and your friends will be trapped in a room and will have 45 minutes to try and survive the horror set before you.

There will be scare actors that will enter and exit the room as they please. Some will be nice and try to help you by giving you clues, while some… are not. Be prepared as they invade your personal space, tell you bone chilling stories, separate you from your friends and sometimes, even leave you alone in the dark. 

Be ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone.

This is still a BREAKOUT event so there is still puzzle solving involved. You will still choose among the 5 super thematic rooms of Victoria Court Malate which will determine the style of the overall puzzle you will have to solve: 

1. The Asgard Room
2. The Casino Royale Room
3. The Bat Cave Room
4. The Candy Land Room
5. The Marakkesh (Sex in the City) Room

If the scares get too extreme for you, there is a safe word… screaming “I want my mommy” will signal our actors to back off and bring you back to your friends. 

Though be warned, doing so will forfeit the clue you may receive by surviving the scare. Missing out on 1 clue won’t make it impossible to solve the puzzle, but it will make it very difficult. So wear your brown pants and as much as you can, brave up!

If that’s not enough, Breakout Philippines is also teaming up once again with FOX to bring you The Walking Dead Breakout Room. As if time pressure is not enough, you and your friends have to escape while trying to keep your wits together as a flesh-eating walker breathes down your necks. 

This is happening at TriNoma Level 4 Garden Restaurants (until November 12 only) and at the Breakout Katipunan Branch.

See if you have what it takes to survive by registering through our 3 main payment channels—online, bank deposit, or in-store registration in any Victoria Court Branch. Visit for more details. 

For more updates, please follow Breakout Philippines on Facebook ( and Instagram (@BreakoutPH), and Victoria Court on Facebook ( and Instagram (@victoriacourtVC).

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Breakout Room @ Trinoma: an intense and fun-filled puzzle experience

Last Friday, I was invited by Ms. Tracey Tan to play the Breakout Room game in Trinoma, North Avenue, Quezon City. The event was from 7-9 pm. Entitled the Walking Dead Zombie Room, this experience immerses players in an atmospheric mix of escape room and zombie apocalypse themes. This event was held in conjunction with the launch of the new Fox Series, Fear the Walking Dead. The occasion was also timely held, as Halloween was fast approaching. Furthermore, the set was reminiscent of a military barricade overrun with flesh eating zombies. (Kudos for the theme and the props!)

The rules were simple: get trapped in a room with 4 or more people, solve puzzles, and break the code to the door to get out alive. Lose, and be eaten by a vicious zombie. Despite these simple rules, I still didn't know what to expect. I even thought that it would be a walk in the park. Lo and behold, my senses were bombarded by the exquisitely designed set and intricate makeup on the zombies. That alone was enough to distract me even before I played. Even more disconcerting was the ambience as I was led blindfolded into the room and locked there for 20 minutes. 

After a few minutes of talking to my teammates who were also members of the media, the four of us proceeded to the room- with absolutely no idea as to how we would get out of it alive. We were able to solve a few puzzles; but eventually the zombie came out and ate my hand. (pun intended)

The game was even more disorienting than I thought. Originally, I believed that I'd be able to easily spot the clues and the solutions to some of the puzzles in the room. However, the dark-lit place, coupled with the cries of the undead and our team's lack of experience at playing these games probably contributed to our loss. There's always a next time though. And I intend to make it right!

According to the organizers, the game is based on 90's Japanese TV show games called "Takagism" that tickled the fancy of players who like to use their wits and observational skills to solve puzzles and win challenges. This idea was carried over to the Philippines by Runtertainment Inc., a company that originally became famous for the Outbreak zombie running series.

Also, players who join the game are required to sign non-disclosure agreements to keep the secret of the puzzles from leaking out. This is also required to add to the thrill of new players.

The event will run from October 10 - November 7, 2015. For more details and inquiries, do visit their FB page at Rates are also posted in the site.

The story in pictures:

The military barricade

note the intricately designed props

great makeup

I like their props

A bunch of new players hanging on for dear life as they enter the dark-lit room

Presented in conjunction with the Walking Dead

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mega Sardines Tuna Flakes Series Launch at Luxent Hotel

Just last week, I was able to witness a product event by Mega Tuna Corporation due to an invitation granted by Ms. Sol Razo. The event was about the launch of Mega Tuna's new canned Tuna flakes in four different flavors. The venue was at Luxent Hotel, Quezon City. Members of the press and electronic media were treated to a generous buffet and a salad bar filled with Mega Tuna variants as toppings. 

Mega Corporation has been at the forefront of canned good and processed food manufacturing and distribution for a long time. The Mega Tuna brand is simply an addition to the company's already illustrious line of products including Mega Sardines, Mega Creations, Valley Farm, and Oh my Ulam! These products show its commitment to creating innovations in fishing, packing, and food technology. The company's uncompromising standards in these fields have ensured that the products are free from artificial extenders, preservatives, and MSG.

According to some Mega's executives, preservatives such as sou vegetable protein are very harmful to one's health. They are happy to announce that unlike other brands, Mega Tuna doesn't contain any of these artificial ingredients. Add to that the fact that the flavorings and toppings in their new tuna variants are also of high quality and natural ingredients. 

The new variants are composed of Tuna Flakes in Oil, Hot and Spicy, Sweet and Spicy, and Spanish Style.

Gracing the event was TV personality and actress Liza Soberano. She is the new face of the brand. To promote it, she made a guest appearance in the event. She also showed 2 of her new webisodes promoting the brand. Her charm and bubbly demeanor was highlighted the whole time she was being interviewed during the course of the event. She was chosen to represent the brand due to her personification of the 100% when it comes to her relationships, family, personal life, and professional life as an actress. 

Mega Tuna is sold at the retail price of Php 33.10. It is composed of 100% pure tuna and is available in all leading supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide.

The story in pictures:

The tuna giveaways

Mega Tuna executives promoting the brand

Ms. Liza Soberano addressing the audience

Ms. Liza Soberano being interviewed 

The Chillout Project: a new hangout place in Taft, Manila

Last week, the generous Aldous Calubad of invited me to try out one of the newest hangouts in Taft called the Chillout Project. This new joint features a lot of pulutan favorites and fine tasting alcohol drinks for the enjoyment of barkadas and students staying in the area. The place itself is reminiscent of a rooftop bar in other areas of NCR where the cool breeze and the night sky is the diner's constant companion. Apart from that, the place exudes a vibe that is so common among college-situated bar and restos. The place is highly conducive for chill drinking, barkada get-togethers, or dates with someone special. According to the owner, the place has a strict no drugs policy along with strict regulations against carousing and other inappropriate physical activities. Even so, this place is becoming a fast growing spot for the students of DLSU and other neighboring universities. Add to that a competitor is just in front of their venue.

The menu offerings that we tried out included meat dishes such as the signature ribs, the tacos, chicken wings, bacon chicharon, and pizza, The drinks, on the other hand, included an alcoholic selection of beverages definitely suited to get someone worked up or drunk. First, we tried the smoked ribs. According to owner, the ribs are prepared for about more than 4 hours then cooked through smoking. This unique preparation style gives the meat a very tender texture with strong barbecue taste to boot. Our serving size, called the wolf pack, served 5 hungry bloggers eager to give it a try. Priced at 619 pesos, this platter didn't disappoint us.

We then tried the Let's Taco About It. This appetizer/pulutan is a taco dish that served the taco shells in the form of tortilla chips topped with saucy ground beef and a generous helping of lettuce. I enjoyed this dish so much due to my newfound love for vegetables. The beef taste wasn't overpowering. Priced at 120 pesos, the size was pretty reasonable.

I then proceeded to take a bite out of the bacon chicharon. According to the owner, the bacon is actually dried liempo that was fried to perfection. Upon testing, I found it to contain all that pork goodness without too much salt. I would say that it's a bit steeply priced at 199.00. Maybe you really are paying mostly for the taste.

The meal wasn';t complete without the pizza. The entire pan, priced at 299 Pesos for the Truffled All Veggies, is enough to feed four people with aplomb. The pizza, even though thin crust, was filling enough for that number of people. As for the taste, I'd say that it met my standard of well-crafted pizza. The cheese was pretty tasty even at small servings, and the veggie complemented the cheese well. Lastly, I gorged myself on the chicken wings priced at 199 pesos. Nothing special, but the wings were enough to satisfy my craving for chicken. I'd say the sauce was pretty tasty. 

As for the drinks, I'd say that the few I've tasted were top notch. First I start with the pink lemonade. At 55 pesos, this generous serving was enough to keep you hydrated while trying out all the dishes. It wasn't too sweet and wasn't too sour either. It was served the way I like it - balanced. The next drink I tried was the Voodoo. At 329 pesos, this deadly concoction of tequila, orange grenadine, rum, and vodka takes the term "hangover" to the next level. Initially served with variegated colors, this huge pitcher will turn black when mixed. The drink is pretty smooth on the throat. However, the enormous amount of alcohol can get one easily drunk without him knowing it. 

In sum, I do love the Chillout Project's take on the word "chill": good food, good ambience, and the company of good friends in a cozy rooftop bar at the heart of Taft Avenue, Manila.

The story in pictures:

The venue

The smoked ribs

The truffled veggie pizza

the signboard

the beach bunny cocktail

pink lemonade and the beach bunny cocktail

The sunset haze cocktail

the bloggers enjoying the meal

the wall decorations

the Let's Taco About It

The voodoo before mixing

The ever so yummy bacon chicharon

The menu

building-filled ambience

a hearty meal

the well decorated bar

No to drugs

the venue

The signboard

Special thanks to:

Aldous Calubad of

The Chillout Project Kitchen & Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato