GMA Makulay ang Buhay Photo Contest 2012 WINNERS

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

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Lateral Drift Championship Series 2012- Round 1

Spectators gathered at the Quirino Grandstand yesterday afternoon to watch amateur and pro drifters rev up their engines in the first leg of the Lateral Drift Championship Series this 2012.

They had all the cars lined up and had each of the drivers introduce themselves.

The sun is up and the cars are ready to drift! Tandem battle runs started, it’s elimination time! The burning tires and the roaring engines pumped up the crowd. It was so cool watching the chase driver try to get close to the lead driver, like waiting for some car wreck to happen. 😡

These drivers showed masterful execution of their skills as no major car crash happened even during the rain at the latter part of the event.

Congratulations to the winners!

Winners for the Amateur Division: (1st row)
1st – Jet Mathay
2nd – Jesus Romero Salas
3rd – Rad Albano of team Autocraft Drift

Winners for the Pro Division: (2nd row)
1st – Sison Audel of Autocraft Drift
2nd – Alex N Perez of team Yellow Cab
3rd – David Murphy Feliciano of DMF Drift

See you all on August for Round 2! Wooohoooo!

Best Food Forward 2012- NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City

Finally the most anticipated food event has taken place! I was present on the first day of the food fair to taste the best gastronomic creations in town. The NBC Tent was fully packed with foodies, families, and friends.

My friend Malou and I arrived around 2pm and decided to have lunch first before scouting for what might interest us.

I had Pork Liempo and Malou had Pork Sisig, both from Cuisiniers. The meals are affordable and grilled on the spot. The serving of the liempo is good for 2 but the sisig seems sort of bitin. We didn’t like the way the pork was minced to small that we missed the crunch and small chunks of pork to chew.

Just like the previous BFF event, tables are provided outside for guests who like dining alfresco. Just right after having lunch, we went to the stage area for some cooking demo. Chefs Dino Guingona and Raymar Reyes of Moderne Culinaire Academy showed their cooking skills and shared some tips to the audience while preparing a fish dish. I missed to take note of the name of the dish; those who tried it said it was delicious.

They have a wide variety of items lined up; we made sure we strolled through every aisle. Here are some noteworthy items that we’ve tried.

From L-R: Sugar Cakes by Anna’s Kitchen, thumbs up for their Red Velvet and Banana Walnut. Yum!!!, Bale Dutung’s Pan de Bagnet is incredible. The crunchy bagnet on ciabatta with kamatis, bagoong, onion and mustasa doused with sukang Iloko. Kate Bakes’ premium cookies are the best. They use only the finest ingredients like pure belgian chocolates, premium nuts, and organic sea salt. Mama Lou’s Panzarotti is a must-try. Panzarotti is a mini calzone or closed pizza. Sweet Vanilla’s cupcakes with unique flavors such as blueberry bacon pancake, mojito, rootbeer float, wasabi white chocolate mango, and more! Casa San Luis Pastries will make you ask for more. We tried their Butter Crisps which are thin butter cookies with walnuts and pecans. I’d like to try the Cookie Surprise next time, that is a huge chocolate chip cookie stuffed with an oreo cookie. Exciting!

I noticed that there’s more cake and pastries being offered on this year’s BFF, majority of them are CAKE POPS. The ones that caught my eyes were The Lollicake Factory and Blue Sugar. I like how the cake pops are creatively crafted and can even be customized to your own design.

Here are my some of my favorites for this year’s BFF:

1.Crunchy Belly by Carlos Kitchen – 399-2715 /  0916-4033495

email: mychefdad@gmail.com

This is the bomb! Though it looks like it’s easy to make, I can’t get over this thin sliced liempo. I even ordered 1 pack to go so that my brother and sis-in-law can try ’em. I like it because of its crunchiness and its flavor and because it is NOT oily.

2. Chicago Popcorn Shops- 556-6625

Almond Caramel Crisp and Chicago Mix surely hit the spot. Taste this delicious and one of a kind air crisp popcorn.

3. Little Miss OC’s Kitchen853-1321/ 0917-8126833

109 Magallanes Avenue, Magallanes Village, Makati City

I’m impressed with the exquisite designs of these moist and flavorful cupcakes from Little Miss OCs Kitchen. Too beautiful it may take a while before one take a bite of it.

4. Mio Gelati- 0917-5827124/ 3536675/ 9643023

email: miogelati@yahoo.com

If you are the adventurous type in trying out ice cream flavors, try Mio Gelati’s Italian ice cream. They have tequila, baileys, and chili chocolate for some kick.

5. Smoochies – 0947-2215458

email: smoochiesph@yahoo.com

Malou and I tried Smoochies’ best-sellers, the Mango Smooch and the Buko-Lychee Smoochies. You may think that it’s just a simple fruit drink but mind you, there’s something special about this drink… these smoochies come with basil seeds that give it a twist. Basil seeds are antioxidants which makes each fruit drink more healthy. Aside from that, what I like about this unique drink is the texture of the basil seeds; once mixed with the drink, the basil seeds swell as the size of a mini “sago”. I like how the frozen basil seeds at the bottom of the cup melts in the mouth.

SEE YOU AGAIN ON THE NEXT BEST FOOD FORWARD EVENT!!!

Converse: The Asia Crown – Philippines

Hey, skateboarders! This is the time for you to show off your board tricks and compete for the title “The first official skateboarding ambassador of Converse Philippines”. Grand champ will represent our country in International Converse Skate Events.

Aside from the bragging rights, the champion will get to bring home One (1) year supply of shoes and apparel
P50,000 cash!!! Whoooaaa!!!

Read on to know more about the contest (from Converse Philippines FB):

Catering to the best skateboarders around the Metro, the Asia Crown aims to give Filipino skateboarders the chance to show off their dope moves on the board and compete with the best of the best skateboarders across the country.

More than bragging rights, the local Asia Crown skateboarding champion will be hailed as the first official skateboarding ambassador of Converse Philippines—That means a year of Converse skateboarding goodies, P50,000 cold hard cash, and plane tickets to official Converse skateboarding events worldwide.

Skateboarders are in for more treats as Converse Philippines is also set to fly in internationally-renowned Converse Skateboarding Ambassador Kenny Anderson, accompanied by Mike Anderson, to show them how it’s done!

Open to all, free of charge, the Asia Crown will be a day-long celebration of physical recreation, while fusing music and the arts, while reinforcing Converse Philippines’ position as a key proponent of the global sport that is skateboarding,

To join:

– You can download the form here: https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=98323d92cadd852a&resid=98323D92CADD852A%21108&parid=98323D92CADD852A%21103&authkey=%21ABfv8s_o8YFArEQ
or simply visit any Converse store nationwide for registration forms.
– Registration is open to all amateur skateboarders, 16 years old and above.
– For downloaded forms, email the complete form to marketing@converse.com.ph/jmetra@converse.com.ph
– For forms from the store, kindly leave it with store personnel
P.S. If you are a minor, you must have a parent or guardian sign your registration form.

Rules:

•Helmets are mandatory for COMPETITION and PRACTICE and all other safety equipment is strongly recommended.
•Registration forms for athletes under the age of 18 require a parent or legal guardian signature.
•All participants and persons going into the competition area are required to sign a waiver of participant liability.
•We reserve the right to change format as needed to provide the safest and most organized competition.
•No spectators are allowed on the skate area (competition area) at any time for any reason.
•Any participant that repeatedly ignores the rules, warnings or instructions from event staff will be removed from the competition. Profanity or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.

Judging:

SKILL 30%
CONSISTENCY 20%
STYLE and ORIGINALITY 30%
VARIETY 20%

TOTAL 100%

Prizes
Winner will be the first Converse Philippines’ official Skateboard Ambassador

Grand Prize :
Ambassador to represent the country in International Converse Skate Events
One (1) year supply of shoes and apparel
P50,000 cash

Runner-Up (2 skaters) :
Half year supply of shoes and apparel
P25,000 cash

NEW DETAILS!

ACTIVITIES

Skate Clinic
Pro – Exhibition
Open Skate
Competition
Graffiti Art
Shoe Display/Spring Summer Collection Preview
Concerts by Paraluman, Gracenote and 6 Cycle Mind

Side Activities:

Foam Pit
Tech Deck
Beatbox Philippines Performance

FOR UPDATES: Add on facebook: converse philippines

GOOD LUCK! and Don’t BREAK a leg…   😛

Best Food Forward 2- Food and Travel Series

With the overwhelming success of the very first Best Food Forward held last 2-3 April 2011, and due to insistent public demand, BEST FOOD FORWARD is back!

I couldn’t contain myself when I received an email about this great news! I am one of the thousands of foodies who enjoyed the BFF event last April and I can hardly wait for the next one. Best Food Forward 2 will definitely be more exciting as the best Food and Travel deals in the country will be offered by BFF2 participants.

BFF2 is set to be staged on March 24-25,2012, 10am to 8pm, at the NBC Tent. An approximate number of more than 5,000 participants are expected for this 2 day food and travel fair.

***If you are a foodie and you want to try out sumptuous dishes… you should mark your calendar and don’t miss out this gastronomic feast. New and upcoming products will be offered on the event. Definitely a lot of food choices to enjoy.

***If you are a traveler wanting to grab the greatest travel deals… don’t think twice… mark your calendar and get ready to pack your bags for some summer fun.

***If you are a food entrepreneur and you want to showcase your product. This is the perfect place for you to shine as foodies, media, family, and friends will all be attending this grand event. Whip up your best recipe because we all want to fill our tummies with the best food in town.

***For families and friends who want some place to bond and enjoy the summer season, I promise you total satisfaction as fun activities and booths will be available for you and your kids to enjoy.

SEE YOU ON MARCH 24-25, 2012!!!

To learn more about the event, you may contact:

Timmie Hilado


Organizer

Best Food Forward

Tel  +632 2119644      

MobileNo  +639177941984      

timmiehilado@gmail.com

bestfoodforward2@gmail.com