Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Wedding Singer in Manila

Warning: If you're not into musicals, then this post is not for you.

The Wedding Singer:The Musical Comedy

9 Works Theatrical announces its new production-- The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy set to open on October 23, 2010 and will run until November 17, 2010 at the Meralco Theater. There will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows at 8pm, with a Saturday matinee at 3:30pm and a Sunday matinee at 4pm.

Robbie Hart - Gian Magdangal
Julia Sullivan - Iya Villania/Shiela Valderrama-Martinez
Holly - Nikki Valdez/Analin Bantug
Glen Guglia - Jeremy Aguado
Sammy - Lorenz Martinez
George - Johann Dela Fuente
Linda - Myrene Santos
Rosie - Enchang Kaimo

Directed by: Robbie Guevara (Songs for a New World, RENT)

For block buying and show buying inquiries, contact:

You may also visit or call Ticketworld at 891-9999 for more details.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Simple Spaghetti Bolognese

My version of Spaghetti Bolognese
Here's a quick and easy recipe that everyone can follow. It's so simple that you really can't mess it up even if you don't know how to cook.

The Bolognese sauce while being cooked

1/4 kilo ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3-4 cups tomato sauce (I used Del Monte Original)
2 tbsps oil

150g spaghetti

Heat oil in non-stick pan over medium heat. Saute garlic and onions. Throw in the beef and separate clumps. Cook for another 3 minutes and pour in tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper and keep stirring until it is gently bubbling. Switch to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Taste sauce and adjust seasoning.

While the sauce is cooking, boil water in another pot and make sure it's enough to cover the pasta. Add about a teaspoon of salt and oil. Once boiling, add the pasta and simmer for 10 minutes or according to package instructions, until al dente (firm to the bite). Drain and put on a bowl or plate.

Scoop sauce onto pasta and top with grated parmesan.

Buon appetito!

Manila SWAT: Epic FAIL!

Update 8:51PM: Hostage situation finally over. Rolando Mendoza, the hostage-taker, killed in assault. Survivor count now at 5.

Status updates of some friends about the recent hostage situation in Manila, Philippines particularly on the pathetic performance of the SWAT team:


"when trying to assault a bus, it does you no good to drop the effing hAmmer..."

"Rules in assaulting a tourist bus: Don't choose the big fat cop with the thick vest to be first through the small emergency exit.'

"How many policemen do you need to assault a bus? a hundred to stand around looking stupid, and one to hold them all off."

Supafest Manila 2010

Sean Kingston, T-Pain, Flo Rida and Kelly Rowland in one kick-ass concert! That's over three hours of non-stop hits and partying!

Head on to the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on September 18, 2010 8PM.

Supafest Ticket Prices

Buy your tickets early and enjoy 20% off on early-bird prices until August 31, 2010.
For more information, contact Ticketworld at 891-9999 or visit Supafest Manila's Facebook event page.

Supafest Poster


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tabacalera, Makati

Photo of the Alpha Entrance
For cigar and scotch aficionados, visit Tabacalera on the 6th floor of the Alphaland building in Makati. The ambience is that of a hotel bar minus the exorbitant prices. For non-scotch drinkers like me, the Alpha, located right beside the place, offers local beer, cocktails and wine on their menu.

Recently checked out the place and had this:

Photo of a Dry Martini
Photo from Elmhurst Pub

A dry martini with three olives (drool). Great tasting (has become a fave) and reasonably priced at only P165.

Tabacalera and Alpha are located on the 6th floor of the Alphaland Southgate Mall, 2258 Pasong Tamo Ext., corner EDSA, Makati City. Contact numbers: +632 310 5201 or +632 310 5614

Friday, August 20, 2010

Things I miss from my European Summer...
(Part 1)

the BOOZE!

Amstel Beer from Amsterdam
Amsterdam: Amstel at one of the pubs near the RLD

Birra Moretti from Italy
Italy: Birra Moretti at Lake Garda

San Miguel Beer from Barcelona
Barcelona: Spanish San Miguel on the way to the beach

Bit Copa from Germany
Germany: Bit Copa--tastes like shandy

Eichbaum Bier from Germany
At a Biergarten: Eichbaum

Lösch-Zwerg Bier from Stuttgart Germany
Stuttgart: Lösch-Zwerg Bier
(a bit of a tongue-twister so I call it "Dwarf Beer")

No schnapps and grappa on the list because I don't miss 'em at all =)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

BIGFISH Godskitchen Worldwide Tour

BIGFISH Godskitchen 2010 Poster
Partyphiles unite and party like there's no tomorrow! One of the most anticipated dance events of the year is a few weeks away. Bigfish Godskitchen Worldwide Tour is happening on August 27, 2010 at the A-Venue Hall in Makati. Guests can avail of the VVIP table good for 10-15 pax which is right beside the DJ booth and has full backstage access.

For ticket inquiries, you may contact BIGFISH Manila at
02-6327762 or 02-6348238.

A-Venue Hall:
7829 Makati Avenue, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

1st Figaro Fun Run: Race to Save the Barako Tree

Figaro Fun Run Poster
Race to save the Barako tree. Join the 1st Figaro Fun Run on September 4, 2010 (Saturday) at the Bonifacio Highstreet , The Fort.

Visit the following Figaro stores for registration:
- Emerald (F. Ortigas, Jr.. Ave.)
- Glorietta
- Greenbelt
- Shangri-la
- Festival Mall (Alabang)
- Tomas Morato
- BF Pergola
- Brickroad
- Alabang Town Center

- SM Megamall

- Bonifacio Highstreet

Registration ends on September 1, 2010.

Races and Fees (inclusive of race singlet, bib number, certificate, goodie bag):
3K -- P450
5K -- P500
10K-- P550

For more information, email or visit the Figaro website, or their Facebook page.
You may also contact them through the following numbers:
mobile: 0917-5237893
landline: 6338740/6375969

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Simple Pork Adobo Recipe

Adobo is a Filipino national dish that is very simple to make. There are several ways Filipinos cook their adobo. There's the dry adobo, the wet (saucy) one that's heavy on the soy sauce and the brown saucy one which I'd like to call the carinderia-type adobo.

I have been craving for adobo for weeks now and unfortunately, I couldn't find the carinderia-type in the restaurants close to where I live. So, to satisfy my craving, I decided to experiment.

Below is the recipe for the one I made:

Homemade Pork Adobo

400 grams pork
1 cup water
3/4 cup vinegar
3 tbsps soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
4 bay leaves
1/2 tsp black peppercorns

Add all ingredients except meat into a pot. Bring to a boil. Add meat, cover and simmer until meat is cooked and tender.

It's as easy as that! This recipe is good for 2-3 people and is best served with rice.

Let me know what you think!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I was in-between jobs....

but instead of spending most of my time searching for one, I played these highly addictive Facebook games:

Treasure IsleFrontiervilleMarket Street

Maybe I should have a career in the gaming industry as a beta-tester =)