December 11, 2015

AXN Gets into Gear with Cash Cab Philippines hosted by Ryan Agoncillo

AXN, the number one general entertainment channel in Asia, is delivering an awesome gift to viewers this festive season with the premiere of Cash Cab Philippines, the only game show on wheels. 
The Emmy-award winning format, created especially for Filipino audiences, will premiere in a double episode on Tuesday, December 22, at 8.50pm with an encore on Thursday, December 24, at 9.15pm.During the show, a specially fitted out Cash Cab will navigate the busy streets of Manila while picking up unsuspecting passengers. The Cash Cab will appear as a regular taxi service however, upon entering the car passengers will find themselves as contestants on a truly mobile game show.

Ang Hui Keng, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia said, “Cash Cab Philippines is a localized adaptation of AXN’s very successful Cash Cab Asia so the show will immediately resonate with our Filipino viewers. The show continues our commitment to high quality original productions and sustains the momentum gained from The Amazing Race Asia, The Apprentice Asia and the record-breaking Asia’s Got Talent. AXN’s proven track record of hit series demonstrates a strong demand amongst viewers for shows that are smart, intense, unexpected and locally relevant.”
In the 13 episode series, popular actor Ryan Agoncillo will assume the role of cab driver and show host, driving passengers to their destination while quizzing them on general knowledge.  Questions asked during the ride will start easy and become trickier with contestants winning cash prizes for each correct answer. An incorrect answer means a strike, and contestants have up to three strikes before they are booted out of the cab and onto the street, no matter where they are. Contestants will have two “shout outs” for help if they are stumped on a question and can either call a friend or ask a random stranger for the answer. 
Gidget Lao, Business Unit Head of AXN Networks Philippines, said, “Cash Cab Philippines is the first locally produced show for AXN in this market, and we are very excited for its debut just in time for Christmas. Ryan is an outstanding show host, and our contestants are great fun and really get into the spirit of the show. Our viewers are really going to love watching this show filmed against recognizable landmarks in Manila.”

Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia commissioned leading independent production company activeTV to produce Cash Cab Philippines. active TV also produced AXN’s Cash Cab Asia and The Amazing Race Asia. 

Cash Cab Philippines is supported by its exclusive partner, Starcom Mediavest Group; show presenters McDonald’s, Sun Cellular and PSBank; sponsor Petron and Toyota Abad Santos, provider of the Cash Cab vehicle. 

AXN is seen on SkyCableCh 49, Cable Link C 38, Cignal TV Ch 61, Destiny Cable Ch 61, Dream Ch 20, and GSAT Ch 51

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December 7, 2015

Indulge your Gastronomic Cravings with QUEZON Filipino + Spanish Buffet

After the success of their first concept buffet-Guevarras, Gruppo Guevarras Inc. (GGI) has opened its doors in Quezon City aptly named Quezon buffet. 
Carrying GGI’s vision,Quezon Buffet undoubtedly exudes with high caliber dishes at very affordable rates. Quezon showcased variety of gastronomic fares that will surely suit everyone’s palates. It merges the comforts of home and gourmet delicacies by catering our country’s cuisines.
Nestled in the heart of Quezon Avenue, Quezon buffet carries an ambiance of an old-world charm and rustic appeal.  GGI upholds their commitment in reminding the general public especially the younger generations about our county’s greatest heroes; as well as preserving our culture through local cuisines.

Savour your Appetite

Quezon is being developed as haven for delectable cuisines that every Filipino would crave for.
Highlighting Filipino-Spanish heritage that embodies classic food that includes roasting stations, various meat dishes, seafood, grains and noodles,fresh salads, flavorful soups and dessert selections.  
Much of the inspiration behind this effort came from their collective ideas to acknowledge the deep historical connection during President Quezon’s era, and this is through sustainable cooking of exquisite dishes. Here are some of their noteworthy specialties that will make you. 

Celebrity Chef behind Quezon

Corporate Chef Kalel Chan is the chef behind various fine-dining and high-end restaurants.
Considered as one of the Top 10 good-looking chef,Kalel is surprisingly charming and down to earth.He goes for innovative fusion cooking that adds creativeness to his masterpieces. 

Chef Kalel is always eager to discover new trends in culinary industry and adapts them in his food creations.

Quezon Buffet, a place like home

Exuding with elegant ambiance, Quezon buffet incorporates classic lines and Art Deco pieces into its interior, creating a classic touch.The backdrops are great for photo-taking which is a known Filipino past –time in every family gatherings, an intimate date with your special someone or the perfect bonding tick with your friends.
Quezon exudes a classy vibe, from its spacious facade, soft lighting, to minimalist interiors of black and white tones. The wood works and sparkling chandeliers – blends the antiquated with cosmopolitan and classic, as well as the convenience of modern life.

The walls are well-themed with photos of President Quezon through the years, giving customers a nostalgic ambiance.Quezon gives a convenient and cozy vibe as the dishes are arranged per station and are neatly presented.The whole place can accommodate close to 200 pax with spacious function rooms that can accommodate 30-35 persons, respectively.
Complementing the dishes, the place is satisfying as the service is generally noble. Their service staff are nice and friendly, accompanying customers from the front lobby up to their seats. They depict one of the good traits of every Filipino, which is being hospitable to guests. 

Resembling President Manuel Quezon whose name will always be in the hearts of every Filipino, Quezon Buffet is the epitome of this man by serving finest and mouthwatering dishes and yet very affordable price across the board. The extraordinary experience of tasting distinct local flavors will surely worth a visit. 

Just like in any traditional fiesta or festivity, Quezon truly offers a mixed dining experience for all ages!

Best Ramen in Manila by a Japanese Reviewer 2015

Gaku Nakamura is a self-styled Japanese Ramen Consultant living in Manila. Last year, he listed his top 10 ramen with Ramen Nagi topping the list. But with a number of new and authentic restaurants popping up, here is some of Gaku-san’s top ramen for 2015!

5. Mendokoro Ramenba

MUST TRY: Shoyu Tonkatsu
Gaku says: “Mendokoro has tonkotsu-based ramen with chashu. The restaurant looks just like a Japanese-style kitchen and it reminds me of a good ramen restaurant in Japan, Afuri. The taste of the broth and chasu is very nice.”

4. Mitsuyado Sei-Men

MUST TRY: Cheese Tsukemen
Gaku says: “Tsukemen soup is yuzu flavor and the noodles are thick. I have never thought that cheese can fit wihTsukemen, but you will be satisfied once you taste it at Mitsuyado!

3. Ramen Daisho

MUST TRY: Miso Ramen

Gaku says: “The best Miso ramen in Manila! It is located along Shaw Blvd. Although not located in a major mall, lots of people go there just to eat Daisho's delicious ramen. Not only ramen, but their gyoza are also delicious.”

2. Ramen Nagi

MUST TRY: Butao Ramen
Gaku says: “Nagi’stonkotsu-based broth tastes like real Japanese tonkotsu. If you’re a first-time visitor, try Butao. When you've eaten half of it, try to add their Fire sauce to change the taste. You can also change the firmness of the ramen and the toppings based on your preference.”

1.  Find out Gaku-san’s #1 Best Ramen in Manila, check out the full list on www.foozap.ph
Talk about Good Food on Foozap!

Foozap is your personal food diary loaded online. From the words,“Food” and “Usap” (Filipino word for “talk”), Foozap allows you to share your food adventures, search and discover the best restaurants, and create your own foodie community.

You can check out food reviews from the top food bloggers, post photos of restaurants you’ve recently tried, add restaurants on your “Wish” list and get notifications if any of your friends visited and reviewed your wished restaurant.

Check out Foozap to start your own food journey! Simply log-in www.foozap.ph or download the android app.

You can also like their facebook page, www.fb.com/foozap to join giveaways to your favorite restaurants.

December 3, 2015

CD-R King Holiday Must Haves!

Celebrating the season won’t be complete without giving and receiving gifts form loved ones and colleagues. Gifts without relying on the tag price are much appreciated especially if much thought have been given to the receiver.

Recipient Appropriate Gift

We must consider the preference of who we are giving gifts to. Someone who loves to cook should be given something that would complement her cooking skills. A sports buff would appreciate something he can use for his sports. Kids would definitely love toys and gaming gadgets.


CD-R King, you’re one-stop media provider can give you more ideas as you visit their close to 400 stores nationwide. From gadgets to home appliances and other personal stuffs, CD-R King can give you a more affordable choice.

Newest from CD-R King:

Stand Alone Film Scanner Php2,800


  • 5 megapixel Stand-alone film scanner
  • 2.4” Color TFT LCD
  • Easily one-touch button scanning
  • Compact and stylish design
  • Auto exposure / color balance
  • Algorism by powerful processor
  • USB 2.0 compatible
  • Embedded SD/MMC Card slot
  • Supporting preview, playback and editing function
  • USB power from adapter




USB Cable Protector (for Lightning 8-Pin USB cable) Php 50.00

You may find you gadget cables shortened life span due to over bending, this one might just solve your worries.
Micro USB to Micro USB Php 150.00

Share you battery anytime, anywhere through this innovative cable.
USB 3.1 Type C Cable Php 500.00

Connectors: USB 3.1 Type C Male to USB 3.1 Type C male
For charging and data transfer
Data Transfer: 5-8Gbps
Power Transfer: up to 22.5W
Backward compatible with USB 3.1
Compatible with Nokia N1 Tablet, chrome book Pixel 2015, MSI Gaming notebook, new MacBook 12" etc. and other devices with USB 3.1 Type C port.
Wireless iPhone Presenter Php 880.00
  • Air mouse function
  • Line mark drawing function
  • Net searching control
  • Media Player control
  • PPT presentation control
  • PC volume control
  • 2.4GHz 10M Distance range
  • Plug & Play no need any driver in PC
  • Free Download IAMP Software on Apple App Store








Selfie Spotlight Php 380.00

For those who can’t afford to buy a new selfie phone for that awesome selfie, fret no more.
Micro USB interface
Charging Time: up to 1.5 hours
Actual usage time: up to 1 hour
Rechargeble 200mAh Li Battery
LED Lights: 21pcs.










Wireless Charging Receiver Pad for SAMSUNG NOTE 2 Php 580.00
 
The wireless charger is a transmitter which can achieve the close range wireless power transmission through magnetic induction. It has intelligent control, turn into hibernation while no receiver is over power. Short-circuit protection of receiver.
Wireless Charging Pad Php 1380.00

Level up your Wireless experience with this Wireless Charging device which has Circuit protection design with auto-switch off function to avoid over charging & overheating.
Solar LED Lamp with Charger Adapter Php 1880.00

Lightweight, easy to carry and with comfortable handle. Ideal use in camping, long journey, indoors & outdoors activities and in case of emergency.
CD-R King Balances Affordability and Efficiency

With their growing number of stores, CD-R King regularly retails thousands of items of all sorts. Like any other brands, there will always be a room for flaw as no products or brand can always claim 100% efficiency. 

CD-R King has always maintained less than 3% defect rate, giving value for money items for the budget conscious consumers. They believe that technology prices should not be a hindrance to those who cannot afford the pricey stuff and this is what the general public has been enjoying.

Visit CD-R King branches near you to find out more. 

December 1, 2015

Little Lights: MMFF Animation Category Finalist

Manila, Philippines – “Little Lights” is a story about being born with a lack of light. More importantly, it shows what happens when we, as individuals and as a community, discover what it means to be empowered by our differences and similarities.
A physically weak but strong-minded firefly named Charlie is forced to face his fears. Charlie struggles, not only to overcome his fear of darkness, but also to find his place in his discord-riddled firefly community. But, in spite of his own weaknesses and the indifference of his fellow fireflies, Charlie sets out to become stronger, eventually leading his loved ones to safety when danger arises.
Told using a combination of unique visual and musical artistry, Little Lights aims to inspire others to find their own light and to not be afraid to share it.
Little Lights is a passion project that started with two artists, Rivelle Mallari and Regie Espiritu, who envisioned telling a story by combining the art of animation and a musical scoring.
Now, the Animation film is made available again to be seen in selected theatre this December. (Pls. see screening details below)

About the Director:
Rivelle Mallari is a magna cum laude graduate of University of the Philippines Diliman in Bachelor in Arts in Film and Audio Visual Communication. Ever since, she loves arts specifically animated films.

About the MMDA New Wave Section
Mr. Emerson Carlos, Chairman of MMDA, supports the MMFF’s New Wave Section and believes that this will create a venue for promising filmmakers to showcase their creativity and their talents.

Now on its third year, the Animation Category of the MMFF New Wave is continuous in its support of the thriving art of animated filmmaking in the Philippine film industry. Its objective is to cater and recognize the country's pool of talents in producing animated works that reflect not only the technical prowess of artist, but also their creativity in telling stories through visual narratives.

MMFF New Wave 2015 will run from December 17 to 24 at SM Megamall, Glorietta 4, and Robinsons Place Manila. 

Buy your tickets now:
Please contact: Patricia Cabredo - 0927 2222697

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Don Garcia Jr is the author of Don Garcia Photography and My Thoughts and the Act blogs. He is a graduate of Information Technology of Saint Mary's University. Currently working as an SEO/SEM and Social Marketing Specialist. A photography hobbyist, a frustrated dancer and singer.

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