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MFC Europe Tour Part 1

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July 6, Friday
Today we said goodbye to Jaime as he leaves for a 3 week trip to represent the Philippines in various soccer tournaments in Europe-Costa Blanca Cup, Spain, Gothia Cup, Sweden and Football Festival – Denmark. He is very fortunate to have this opportunity… and more important than bringing home the trophy is the experience that he will get. Good luck to the Philippine team!


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I was so happy to get together with my college classmate from Ateneo, Rem Zamora. Of course, I insisted that we meet up in his restaurant, Piquant, at RCBC Plaza since I have not eaten there since it opened 2 years ago. I was surprised as to how extensive the menu has gotten from that time.  Rem’s family was the one who started Pancake House around 30 years ago which explains his knack in food ventures.  I admire Rem for being able to put up such a great concept – HEALTHY eating, yet delicious!   

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My sandwich was very good but the truth is, I wanted to eat his pasta!  It is a bit spicy but really really good.  I never met a pasta like that before and I would go back all the way there just to have it.  It is an anchovy-garlic pasta with chopped tomatoes, chiles, basil and white wine.  For dessert we had Orange Sunburst and Mocha Royale.  I had to ask Rem twice if it really was healthy because it was really good.  Both were FAT FREE and SUGAR FREE made by Eli Beltran’s, Sugarnot. 

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Thanks Rem for a wonderful experience, I hope you open more branches so that more people can enjoy HEALTHY EATING! 


rto 12 podium 3, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., Mkti     Tel #:  729.3452  mobile #:  0905.241.7059



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Every Saturday is lunch with Lola Charing. We normally go to her house but today, Lola treated us at her restaurant, Sousaku. It is managed by Tita Bing Bing Santos who also manages the very popular Mezza Luna at Serendra. We ordered the basic japanese food that we always order and it was EXCELLENT! We missed the other members of the family…Tita Rose, Tito Butch and Tita Agnes, Lola Nette and Lola Nena, Marga, Gogs…… but we enjoyed anyway.

Secret Recipe

By | Recipes, What's New at Rustan's, Yummy! | No Comments

275528773503_0_bg.jpgI discovered these spices from Tita Babot Joseph as she was grilling burgers for us.  I recently found two out of the four at Rustan’s Supermarket – Meditteranean Sea Salt P 328.75 and the Tellicherry Black Peppercorns at P 363.25 which is sourced from India’s Malabar Coast because they are larger in size and known for their robust flavor. Both grinders are disposable and the bottom half is recyclable. 


Tita Babot also shared with me a healthy burger recipe which uses old fashioned oats as a binder. She puts a lot of chopped garlic, chopped white onions, chopped carrots and celery leaves sliced finely. Saute them in olive oil until soft then add to the lean ground beef.  Add lots of oats. Then put salt and pepper and some A1 steak sauce for flavor.  Shape into burger patties. The “secret spices” come in when you are grilling or cooking the burgers :-).

Other varieties which I bought and like are available as well at Rustan’s:  Lemon and Tellicherry Pepper and Roasted Garlic and Meditteranean Sea Salt.  I yet have to find the other two – the Garlic Salt by Mc Cormick and Grill Masters Montreal Steak.   



Hues of Life

By | Events and Launches, Great Achievements, Photography | No Comments
In a few days, My Dad, James & I, will be learning from the master, Manuel Librodo.
As I love to take photographs and document moments in our lives, I wish to capture them and be able to bring out the beauty in everyone and in everything…….. and I am hoping to learn and improve my photography skills so i can continue to share the wonderful people and events in our lives….

Meantime, I am sharing this with you….for those of you who will see and receive this, you have an advanced and exclusive viewing of the 10 limited-edition photographs intended for collectors. (The photographs in this limited-edition series are conservation-framed.)

A photography exhibit BY MANUEL LIBRODO

These photographs are part of a larger series of travel photos taken during his recent trips across Southeast Asia, documenting its people and their unique culture.
Manuel Librodo is a renowned Filipino travel and portrait photographer who has won numerous international awards for his compelling photographs. He is currently based in Bangkok and holds travel and portraiture workshops worldwide. His Hues of Life series is composed of 10 limited-edition photographs intended for collectors. They are individually numbered and signed by the artist.

Limited-edition photographs by Manuel Librodo entitled “Hues of Life” will be displayed at the Crucible Gallery. Everyone is invited to the exhibit’s opening cocktails at 6pm on July 3, 2007 at the Crucible Gallery 4th Floor Building A, SM Megamall Mandaluyong City. The show runs until July 15, 2007.
For inquiries, call Chari Elizano at 635-6061


Big Brother

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If you are in the area, you definitely have to drop by Big Brother to have their thin crust pizza.  It is really good and even tastes much better when you know that you are getting value for your money. 
 It is a personal size pizza which is as big as a regular dining plate and the Margherita pizza we ordered was only P 140.00.   We will definitely be back to try the others! 
Big Brother – Valuepoint Bldg. # 227 Salcedo st. Legaspi Village, Makati City

German Club

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June 26, 2007
Paolo and Katrina Lobregat treated Lolo Benny for lunch at the German Club. Tito Rico and of course the little buddha, Xevi, was there and we were so honored to be invited as well. The German Club is a members only club and has been in existence for 101 years already. Thanks to Pao and Kat for a wonderful meal and for the great company. We should do this again…and again…and again.

Luigi’s 8th Birthday at Educare

By | Celebrations, Educare, For kids, Giving Back | No Comments
June 24, Sunday
For the second time, Luigi celebrates his birthday with the Educare kids. Luigi invited also a few of his cousins & best friends. There were 40 kids from 4 Educare adopted day care centers who were so lucky and blessed….they enjoyed and had a great time. Thanks to my good friend Michele who is always so giving and generous not only to me and my family but to our foundation.