Sunday, August 31, 2014

My Top 10 List of Emerging Influential Blogs for 2014 #emergingblogs2014


Since 2010, I am joining this writing project which aims to recognize the new and emerging blogs which are creating huge impact in the world wide web. And for this year, here is my most-awaited list:


1. The Dailypedia

  - This is my No. 1 in my list for this year. This blog site deals with the extra-ordinary things and trending topics around us. Though it is very new in the blogasphere, it already gained popularity and huge hits and readerships. And yes, this blog site truly inspires me to do the best in my blogs. Very soon, I will be one of the writers in this blog.

    - Talking about inspiration, I really admire the person behind this blog. Yeah, she is truly super active in Social Media and a very transparent to all bloggers. And yes, every year, she has a new blog and she can maintain it though super busy. Of course, I'm her No. 1 supporter in every new blog she had created.

3. Center Tech News     
    - I'm a techie guy and my profession deals with technology. Definitely, I always love to see and visit new tech blogs. Therefore, this blog site lands on my third place.

    - This blog deals with social issues and human interests. Therefore as a person, I need to equip myself about social issues around me.

- This blog is very informative. Every time I visit this blog, I learn new things. I love how the author behind this blog presented his topic.  

I love foods specially desserts! My meals wouldn't be completed without desserts on my table. That's why this blog captivates my taste and put it on my list.

Since childhood, I love to read comics. And my comics craving really comes to live visiting this blog site.

8. Astig
-"Title pa lang Astig na!" Well, one word to describe why I put this blog on my list - Astig! This is the blog I that I always see on Facebook. Yes, the owner of this blog is really big time that he can afford to advertise on Facebook.
9. Xolxol
- Very cool title! Truly catchy that you will really tempted to visit the site. Ang Galing!

-     And to complete my Top 10 list for this year is no other than this blog. Yeah, I put this one on my list because I love how the author of it presented the issues with in-depth analysis. Great one!

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Congrats to the new blogs born this year! Enjoy! (RCB)

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Arjo Atayde Shares his Character in 'Pure Love!'


I already met this young actor Arjo Atayde for many times now. Our first meeting was during the presscon of "E-Boy" way back in 2012 where he was introduced in the TV series and in the showbiz world. I remember our wacky and cool photos together in the photobooth! :)

Two years later, Arjo is not anymore an 'introducing' actor. He is now leading in his own TV series pairing up with different young actresses. And take note, his different characters given to him were very challenging - a protagonist and antagonist at the same time! 



I'm glad that I met again Arjo now via bloggers' set visit in his current teleserye "Pure Love." And yes, aside from having more new photos with him, I even had more new questions to him about his current role as a bida-kontrabida in the said TV series.

In "Pure Love," Arjo is playing the character of Raymond Dela Cruz. And this character is very much significant in the story!

Here is a video clip of my solo interview with the actor during our set visit:


Well, if I were to ask you, how will you differentiate his character now in "Pure Love" from his previous roles before?! Is it more challenging to play the character of Raymond Dela Cruz? 

"Pure Love,"  one of my favorite Koreanovelas aired in ABS-CBN in 2011 is now airing again in the Kapamilya network via their very own adaptation weeknights right before "TV Patrol" in the undisputed Primetime Bida! (RCB)

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Tambayan Sa Kanto Gives New Taste to Our All-Time Favorite Street Foods!

When we say Filipino foods, the so-called street foods which already became Pinoy's all-time favorite may also flash on our minds. Barbeque, fishballs, kwek-kwek, betamax, and other goodies were some of the instances which already comprised the Filipino culture.   

It's good to know that Tambayan Sa Kanto or TSK or simply Sa Kanto, a classy Filipino restaurant located in the heart of The Podium which serves different Pinoy cuisines from the different region of the country gives a brand new connotation to these 'street foods.'

During our bloggers' night one rainy Saturday for "Fun with Philip" where we conducted the event in this place, TSK served us different Pinoy signature dishes. We had the grilled lobster, crispy bagnet, coconut crushed fish fillet, empanada with Ilocano vinegar, and ensaladang pusit to name few. But what surprised us on that food-fulled rainy night were the all-time favorite Pinoy street foods which came with brand new goodness! 

TSK have their very own versions of pork barbeque, fish balls, and turon. Well these three Pinoy goodies sound ordinary. But when you taste them, you can say that you already tasted three of the best foods in the Philippines!

For some, turon is just a plain banana wrapped in pambalot ng lumpia. But TSK put a new twist in this favorite Pinoy dessert - they partnered it with langka sauce making it a world-class sweet dessert!

Well, check out some of the yummy photos of the foods Sa Kanto served to us during our event: 

An All-Time Favorite Pork Barbeque

The Best-Selling Street Food Fish Ball

TSK's Spicy Talong

Kanto's Very Own Lemon Salad Dressing

Sweet Turon with Langka Sauce

The Appetizer Empanada with Ilocano Spiced Vinegar

"Pictures pa lang, ang sarap na!" I know you are already craving while reading this post. :)

Talong or eggplant is not my favorite vegetable. I'd rathet eat okra than talong! But when Sa Kanto served us their version of spicy talong in small stick for pica-pica, my view on this vegetable eventually changed!  

Salad and squid are two of my favorite foods. What if these two things were put together into one great dish?! Yeah, TSK made that via their very own Ensaladang Crispy Squid with TSK Salad Dressing! Awesome! It pulled me to have my second round! Haha! 

"Nagugutom ka na ba?!" You want more?! Well, check out more great foods served to us on that rainy bloggers' night below: 

Ensaladang Crispy Squid Salad with TSK's Dressing

The Chorizo Gambas

The Grilled Lobster with Lemon Sauce

The Coconut Crusted Fish Fillet

With great foods served to their customers and with the very nice ambiance of the place, I admit, Tambayan Sa Kanto is really my favorite restaurant! I've been in this place since last year. And because I'm too very busy with the different commitments, I wasn't able to visit this place for many months. But when opportunity came (this Fun with Philip Bloggers' Night), I strongly recommended this restaurant to sir Philip Abadicio as the venue for our event! And Philip, the staffs of the show, and my blogger friends exceeded their expectation for this restaurant! All of us went home happy and full! :)     

 Remember this logo of the best restaurant in town which serves all our favorite Filipino cuisine:


Want to taste those great foods I've shared in my post as well as experience the same feelings we had in this resto?! Well, visit Tambayan Sa Kanto in the ground floor of The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. See you there! (RCB)

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Food Bits: Tasting a Crunchy Grilled Lobster at Tambayan Sa Kanto!



I admit, I am really a big fan of seafoods! Yes, if you ask me what type of food is my favorite, I'll definitely answer you with SEAFOOD. Grilled squid, calamares, shrimp, sugpo, oyster, and lobster are some of my favorite which comprise this category.

Before my 21KM major run in Milo Marathon on the last week of July, I've organized the relaunch of the lifestyle show "Fun with Philip." When Philip Abadicio, the host of the TV show asked me if what restaurant should we conduct the Bloggers' Night for his show, I quickly recommended Tambayan Sa Kanto! Yes, this is my favorite restaurant which offers the all-time favorite Pinoy cuisine from the different regions of the country. When Philip visited the said place, he agreed with me! The place is so nice and the foods were great!

When the actual bloggers' night took place on a rainy Saturday night, all my blogger friends who were invited got amazed when the resto served us their best dishes. Actually from appetizer to main dishes up to the dessert and drinks served to us, walang itulak-kabigin! "Panalo sa sarap at uniquness!" 

Well, before I share with you the different great foods served to us during our event, allow me to put first in spotlight this main dish called Grilled Lobster! "Favorite ko 'to e!" 

"Itsura pa lamang, ang sarap na," I said to myself! Aside from squid or pusit, lobster or alupihan is really my childhood favorite! And it excited me when Ms. Margaret, the owner of this resto shared with me that part of the menu in the main dish is this yummy grilled lobster!

I often tasted a fried or a sinangag na lobster but Tambayan Sa Kanto put a new twist to my favorite seafood dish. They served us their grilled version with lemon butter sauce! "Wow, ang sarap!" It truly tasted great! I can say that their very own version of grilled lobster is the best seafood dish I've tasted so far! 

This grilled lobster is so crunchy and crispy! "Malutong mula laman hanggang balat!" "Talagang hindi ko pinatawad namnamin ang malinamnam niyang balat!" It's awesome! The lemon butter sauce added more flavor to the grilled lobster!

"More rice please!" This grilled lobster with extra steamed rice served as my carbo-loading on my 21km. major run hours later. :)

On my next posts, I'll share with you more great foods served to us by Tambayan Sa Kanto.

Tambayan Sa Kanto or TSK or simply Sa Kanto is located at the ground floor of The Podium, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.  (RCB)  

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Monday, August 4, 2014

August 2014: "When It Rains, It Pours"


We are already on the third quarter of 2014. Time really runs so fast! And yes, the past months truly kept me busy with different activities!

Aside from being known as the "ghost month,"  the month of August is also known as a typhoon month. Different typhoons and habagat from the previous years visited the country every month of August.

But for me, I take this rainy month as a blessing in disguise. Therefore I titled this post as "when it rains, it pours."  Agree?!

This month, I'll share with you different things which kept me busy on the previous months. Yes, expect for running posts, events, celebrity happenings, and star-studded selfies. And of course, expect for other surprising posts here in this blog for this month of August. 

So again, join me as I conquer the rain with best things happening in my life! Enjoy! (RCB)

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