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

Tambayan 101: a new chill spot in the heart of Vito Cruz, Manila

Miss Princess Salonga invited me to the launch of Tambayan 101 a few weeks ago. The place was hidden among a row of tenement apartments and houses in the busy district of Vito Cruz along Taft Avenue, Manila. Located at 976 Don Ysidro, Malate, Manila, this new enterprise is revolutionizing the tambay experience by combining a place with great food and great ambiance. 

According to the owner, Mr. Errol, the place was conceived as his new business venture. He envisioned a new concept that no one in the immediate vicinity will be able to copy effectively. Hence, the place was born. The venue is actually composed of 20 airconditioned units that can be used as movie and game rooms, while the ground floor contained a dining area that had double-decker beds as seating areas. People can order food and drinks at the dining area and bring these to the movie rooms up stairs. The second and third floors contain the movie rooms while the fourth and fifth floors are dormitories for 1-6 people. 

We were first brought to the second and third floors to check out the size and features of these rooms. The rooms were all air-conditioned and designed in unique ways to fit the tastes and wants of the lessees. Actually the owner leased the rooms to his friends and let them do the marketing. In turn, the lessees referred potential customers to the venue and designed the rooms themselves. Some were made to look like romantic bedrooms while others had a hipster vibe. Barbie-esqe rooms were also present in the venue, as well as masculine game rooms for beer pong and PS4 games. There were also glow in the dark psychadelic rooms with neon paint and all. According to Sir Errol, the rooms are fitted with glass on the doors to prevent suspicious activity from occuring. Also, the rooms are priced at 80 per person per hour. Not bad for upper middle class students who want to experience something diverse in their idle time. The rooms also have a washroom and a variety of movies that can be played on a 30 inch flat screen TV. During our visit, we already saw a good number of barkadas hanging around the place.

We then proceeded to try out the food in the spacious dining room at the ground floor. I'd say the cuisine was composed of meat-rich college-kid fare that fits a bottle or two of San Mig or Red Horse. First off was the nachos. Priced at 100 pesos, this gigantic heap of chips, jalapeno, tomatoes, ground beef, garlic mayo sauce, and tomato sauce fits the bill for a barkada treat. I love to say that the beefy and garlicky taste, apart from the generous serving, makes good pulutan for long drinking sessions. Even customers complained about the too generous serving at a measly price. In sum the cheapest offering of this restaurant gave so much bang for the buck.

The appetizers included fries in 3 flavors. These were plain, cheese, and sour cream. At 60 pesos, these were a steal. The servings were generous, and the taste was comparable to that of McDonald's Shake shake fries. The finger food also included onion rings, a staple for any burger meal. At 70 pesos, these delightful breaded and fried onion rings coupled with garlic mayo had a tangy taste that complimented sweet food.

The sandwich selection was also pretty impressive. priced from 150-200 per serving, these were the creme de la creme of Tambayan's menu. We started off with the Salami Sandwich. It was a generous sausage that was wrapped in a bun and showered with cheese and ground pork. A meat lovers paradise, this sandwich epitomized cholsterol in a bun. The bloggers wasted no time in devouring one serving, while a second serving was given to our group to savor even more. The pastrami sandwich, on the other hand, was a mildly spicy ham sandwich that pleased pepper lovers. It was served with a generous helping of fries. I do like the fact that this sandwich contained the right balance of meat with veggies and spice. The next was a similar-looking BLT and clubhouse sandwich. The BLT solely had bacon as its meat while the clubhouse had more generous slices of ham together with the bacon. In comparing the two, I found the clubhouse to be the more appealing one due to the larger meat content. Also, both sandwiches were served with layers of bread topped with lettuce and tomatoes. Both are good choices for individuals who prefer their sandwiches conservative due to its ordinary layout and ordinary taste. I did love the fact that these also had large amounts of fries on the side.  

The burgers were a more pleasing lot. A bit more expensive than the sandwiches, these dishes contained well-cooked beef patties topped with huge buns, lettuce, and ketchup-mayo mix. Upon tasting, I found that taking a small bite seemed to be an understatement. One must gobble down a huge chunk to enjoy the beefy goodness of this selection. The restaurant had variants with and without cheese, for those who like variety or are lactose-intolerant.

On to the drinks. I was able to taste 4 of their signature drinks. First we have the basic iced tea. It's the typical sugary drink people enjoy with their food, so nothing special. The other three were like magic, though. The iced latte was filled with all that coffee goodness which made it a must taste for coffeeholics. The ghirardelli, on the other hand was a hot cocoa drink generously mixed with high quality ghirardelli chocolate. Chocolate lovers would spend no time downing an entire mug together with the whipped cream topping. The strawberry cooler, was a mildly sweet strawberry treat that fits the taste of a younger, more vibrant crowd.

As for dessert, we were given threee varieties of waffles. First was the waffles with bacon filling. Served with a syrup, these were quite unconventional for my taste. The goodness of bacon together with sugary syrup was something I haven't tried before, but I'm glad to say that it catered to by otherwise conventional taste. The strawberry and chocolate waffles, on the other hand, were for loyal sugar lovers. The strawberry waffles were actually ordinary waffles with two different types of strawberry sauce: puree and syrup. I found the strawberry syrup and puree to be good complements to the hot and fluffy waffles. The taste wasn't overpowering, really. The chocolate waffles, though, was an overdose of chocolate in the waffles and the syrup. In sum, I prefer the strawberry waffles compared to the chocolate one.

In sum, my Tambayan 101 experience was very pleasant because of the good food and the good company I had with fellow bloggers who were interested in the place. We had a good time sharing stories, experiences, and perceptions about the place. I'd surely want to come back here for the great vibe and ambiance this place gives.

The story in pictures:

The location map

The beer pong room

Another shot

The romantic room

One of the more basic looking rooms

another of the more eccentric rooms

an unfinished room

The owner being interviewed by the bloggers

A room for barkadas

A room with stenciled grafitti

The game room

One of the more hipster rooms

A room with glow in the dark neon paint

The freedom wall in the dining area

The room menu

The dining area

The double deckers I was talking about earlier

The dining area

The freedom wall again

One of the co-owners talking about the place

The stylish menu

The salami sandwich

with the iced latte

The iced latte

being shared by the bloggers

The chicken wings

The basic burger

The cheese burger

another appetizing shot

last shot

The bloggers anticipating the next serving

cheese fries

another shot

ordinary fries

the burger with the sour cream fries

a lot of people enjoying the place

fries and the burger

another shot

my, these fries are pretty vain

The burger is vain too.

A sumptuous feast

Another shot

Last shot na pramis

The pastrami sandwich

The wonderful ghirardelli chocolate drink

The nacho overload!

The three types of waffles: the bacon waffle, strawberry waffle, and chocolate waffle

one more appetizing shot

bacon waffles

strawberry waffles

another shot

the strawberry cooler

another shot

The BLT and clubhouse sandwiches

Lastly, onion rings
Tambayan 101 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato