Category Archives: Father’s Day

Salo Salo at Mireio

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We had a wonderful lunch at Mirèio @rafflesmakatihotel  So bright with a beautiful view and fresh sunflowers  Enjoyed our Salo Salo with the Salo Salo gang  with topics that range from honey to aphrodisiacs to duck breasts  Super yummy and super fun   Till our next one #mireioatraffles#raffleshotelmakati #h2hsalosalo

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Pan seated foie gras caramelized turnips Salo Salo at Mireio (8) Slow cooked oxtail parmentier  Salo Salo at Mireio (17)Salo Salo at Mireio (13)   Appetizers at Mireio @rafflesmakatihotel  Carrot soup,orange, cumin, Mascarpone   Salo Salo at Mireio (10)Salo Salo at Mireio (7) Eggplant tatting, sautéed seafood, pesto  Salo Salo at Mireio (9)  Niçoise salad

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Fathers Day at Romulo Cafe

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As the world celebrates Father’s Day, Romulo Café honors Gen. Carlos P. Romulo by introducing Cocido, a classic Spanish dish and an all-time favorite of the late general.

Father to four sons and grandfather to five girls and five boys, General Romulo dedicated his life to the pursuit of peace, envisioning a world where, in his words, “no child shall lie down in terror or waken to hunger but shall know himself as a being of unique value in a safer and kindlier world.”Fathers Day Romulo Cafe (1)For the whole month of June, Romulo Café pays tribute to all fathers with generous servings of Cocido. The hearty stew combines the flavors of beef shank, chicken, chorizo bilbao, chickpeas, pechay, cabbage, and saba (cooking bananas). This is simmered slowly in bulalo soup and served with the famous sauce of mashed saba and eggplant sauce.Fathers Day Romulo Cafe (2)

Cocido was one of the General’s favorite dishes and was served at the Romulos’  “Kasiyahan” home for nearly all Sunday lunches. An order of Romulo Café’s Cocido is priced at P950.00 and is good for 5 to 6 people. Diners need to make a reservation for this special treat and order one day in advance.

Carlos Peña Romulo inherited his intense patriotism from his father, Gregorio, who fought in the revolution for Philippine independence against Spain and America. It’s no surprise that when he grew up, Romulo served as aide-de-camp to General Douglas MacArthur in World War II. A brilliant journalist, he wrote a series of articles about Japanese imperialism anticipating an attack on the United States. He won the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Distinguished Correspondence for his compelling reports.

He was a brigadier general in the US Army, receiving the Purple Heart and the Silver Star for his service during World War II. He later became the president of the United Nations, earning the distinction of being the first Asian to ever hold the post. He continued his dedicated work for the country, serving a total of eight Philippine presidents, including 17

years as Secretary of Foreign Affairs and 10 years as the Philippines’ ambassador to the United States.

Romulo Café intends to keep the memory and legacy of this distinguished officer and gentleman through the art of fine cooking and dining. Its cuisine includes original recipes used by Romulo’s first wife, Virginia Llamas Romulo. A skilled cook who personally managed the family kitchen in her early years of marriage, Virginia made sure that special Philippine recipes were always included in embassy functions that her husband hosted when he became a diplomat. She would prepare and cook the dishes herself, making sure that everything tasted perfect.

Today, Romulo Cafe brings back the charms and pleasures of the general’s genteel era through the flavors beloved by the great Carlos P. Romulo. Romulo Cafés are located in Sct. Tuazon, Tomas Morato, Quezon City; Jupiter Street, Makati; Azumi Hotel in Ayala Alabang; and Kensington, London, UK.


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On Father’s Day, City of Dreams Manila offers spectacular ways for families to honor the man of the household with exciting treats for dads, consisting of: custom offers and activities at DreamPlay; a Dad’s night out at CenterPlay; epicurean delights at Nobu, Crystal Dragon and Wave restaurants, and a lavish staycation at Crown Towers and Nobu Hotel.

Family bonding time with dad is memorable at DreamPlay, the world’s first interactive play space inspired by films from DreamWorks animation such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon. On June 18, fathers can avail of the “Greatest Dad” promo wherein one complimentary ticket is offered to them if registering with at least two kids, and 50% discount on one ticket if with one child.

DreamPlay - The Greatest Dad Promo.

Dads can also show their fun side by hitting the punching bag that measures their strength and those with the highest score in the electronic punching machine Kung Fu Panda Po’s Five-fingered Punch Blast get a chance to win special prizes.


Families can have more excitement in the 12 attractions featuring educational and technology-rich activities such as making a gingerbread man in Cooking with Gingy, creating one’s own 3-D animation in Dream Studio, experiencing a 4-D animation at the Dream Theatre, joining Kung Fu Panda Dojo and other fun-filled activities. For an unforgettable dad’s day experience, the family can also interact and have a photo opportunity with DreamWorks characters Shrek, Princess Fiona, Kung Fu Panda’s Po, King Julien, Mega Mind and Puss in the Boots.

The grown-ups can bond with their dads in a Father’s Day night out replete with lively entertainment at CenterPlay. A group of six can avail of the Father’s Day Bucket Deal at P988+, consisting of a bucket of six bottles of ice cold San Miguel Pale Pilsen or Light beer paired with fried chicken wings with sweet and spicy sauce, truffle cream potato wedges, vegetable spring rolls with sweet chili sauce and chicken liver pate with toasted bread and gherkins.

CenterPlay - Father's Day Bucket Deal.

At Nobu Manila, the Father’s Day Sunday Buffet Brunch is enhanced with Roasted US Prime Ribeye, Short Ribs Miso Gochujang, Nobu Style Borchetta, Wagyu Beef Takumi Burger, and Truffle Butter Crusted Fresh Baked Oysters. Nobu’s Sunday Brunch is from 11:30 am to 3 pm at P3,880++ per person for the non-alcohol beverage package and an additional P990++ or P1,990++ per person for the standard alcohol and premium champagne beverage packages, respectively. Kids from six to twelve dine at half price while those five and below dine free of charge.

Premium Cantonese and regional Chinese cuisine at Crystal Dragon offers a choice of two sumptuous seven-course menus for Chinese food lovers, or their usual favorites in the a la carte items at Crystal Dragon from June 1 to 18.

Crystal Dragon - U.S. Peking Duck

The Precious Set Menu is for a minimum of five to seven persons and highlights Double Boiled Crocodile Tail Soup with Sea Cucumber and Maca; Crispy Roasted Chicken Hong Kong Style; and Braised Pork Belly with Australian King Brown Mushroom in Clay Pot. The Virtuous Set Menu, which is for a minimum of eight to ten guests, includes: Home-Styled Steamed Cod Fish with Cordyceps Flower; Roasted US Duck in Cantonese Style with Plum Sauce; and Braised 10 Head Abalone with Homemade Spinach Bean Curd. The set menus are both priced at P3,380++ per cover. An a la carte menu with some of these items will also be available during the promotion period.


For al fresco dining, families can celebrate Father’s Day with a barbecue buffet at Wave poolside restaurant from 5 to 9 pm. Some of the mouthwatering and freshly-grilled buffet specials are Black Angus beef brisket and eight-hour smoked pork ribs, and Angus beef burgers. A salad bar, specialty breads, pasta choices, cheese display, and desserts including a halo-halo station complete the barbecue experience ideal for the whole family. The Father’s Day barbecue buffet rate is at P1,280++ inclusive of one round of iced tea, soda or fresh juices. Free-flowing local beers may be included for an additional P500++.

Wave - Father's Day Barbecue Buffet - Eight-Hour Smoked Pork Ribs

To top it all off, nothing else says “I love you dad” more heartwarmingly than a gift of a relaxing Father’s Day staycation with the entire family at Crown Towers or Nobu Hotel Manila. The weekend staycation, offered from June 16 to 18, includes a Father’s Day gift of mini liquor set and dark chocolate bonbon that is sure to make dad feel truly special.

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At Crown Towers, dads get the ultimate pampering package as the VIP luxury hotel offers a choice between an overnight or two-night accommodation complete with buffet breakfast at Breezes for two adults and two children five years old and below, F&B dining credit at any of City of Dreams Manila-owned establishments worth Php 3,000 net, and a 60-minute Intensive Muscle Release Massage for two adults at the luxurious Crown Spa. Overnight stay packages start at P17,500 net and a two-night stay for P26,000 net, both for a Resort Room.

Crown Towers Manila - Resort Room

A modern Japanese-inspired Father’s Day getaway is in store for dads at Nobu Hotel Manila. This staycation package also offers a choice of an overnight or two-night accommodation, with buffet breakfast for two adults and two children five years old and below at Nobu Manila restaurant, F&B dining credit worth Php 3,000 net at any of City of Dreams Manila-owned establishments, a 60-minute Renewal Massage for two adults at Nobu Spa. Overnight stay packages range from P14,700 net for a Nobu Deluxe room to P22,700 net for a Nobu Suite. Two-night stays are P21,700 net for Nobu Deluxe up to P37,700 net for Nobu Suite.Nobu Hotel Manila - Deluxe Room_

Father’s Day Sunday Lunch

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Father’s Day Sunday lunch with the de Jesus side :-)  I love them all :-) DSC05515The lovebirds and soon to be married couple – Lew and Ria :-)

Previous entry:  L & C Feb 9, 2015DSC05504Ninang Dina and Ariana with her new orange glasses :-)  DSC05506And our special guests today from Cebu -cousin Margie and Francesco from Cebu!  WE LOVE THEM!!  Francesco is going to study in Enderun for college and starts tomorrow :-)  Mommy Margie says she will fly back every two weeks to check on Francesco! haha!!  DSC05509Margie always brings us food!!! Too much!!!  DSC05517Chicharon!!DSC05524There are two kinds – Special and boring! haha!!DSC05531And they always send us Cebu lechon!!!  My gosh!!Crispy and yummy :-)DSC05538Korea Garden – one of the de Jesus family favourite DSC05536Birthday cake from Costa Brava! YUM!!!
DSC05557Mike eating Galatine which he is addicted to!  He can finish one whole bag in one sitting! :-)  DSC05559YUM!!!! Everyone’s favorite!! Ovomaltine!DSC05561Even until now, Javier sits on Uncle Mike’s lap! :-)DSC05565Happy Father’s Day Dada!!!WE LOVE YOU!!DSC05571

My Daddy Love

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When asked to describe my Dad,  there were so many many words to describe him!  And all of them were good!

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We recently had a video made for my Dad’s 70th birthday by Producer Nicolo Reyes and Director and Writer Troy Bernardo and we asked friends and family to describe my Daddy and they too did not seem to find it hard to describe him.

“He is really a role model.  Imagine me being a priest, I have to preach almost everyday and you see a lay person giving you inspiration, words of wisdom, the serenity that he has in his mind and heart.  He is really a blessing”

-Father Julian (Priest )

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“One day, this driver was taking me to my sister’s home and he told me – “Sir, your friend Sir Jun is a very good man.”  And that was out of the blue, totally unsolicited.  And to me that was most telling and to me I felt  it came from the heart and to me that was fantastic”

-Louie ( friend )

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“He is very people oriented.  They felt so happy that a member of the family – a boss at that , went there.  It as a big deal”

-Jess ( HR Manager )

“One thing that characterises what he does is LOVE!  Love with passion and most importantly love with compassion.  The one that sticks in my mind that chraracterizes him is his love for people who should we say not as fortunate as he is or as we are.  I remember this fellow who grew up as one of the helps in our house. But he moved on to another company.  When he retired, he retired blind.  So what Jun did was take care of him for so many years.  He housed him, he made him a part of the household, he took care of him until he passed away.  And that is the compassion I am talking about “

-Butch ( Brother)

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“He endures me, I don’t know what kind of internal  turmoil that costs for him to do it.  But anyway he did it”

-Gogs ( nephew)

IMG_2068“My parents loved Jun so much.  He was like a son to them.  And he is really really very nice.  He is truly a man of honour and dignity.  His humility touches everyone.”

-Dorothy ( Partner in Business  and very good friend )

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-Dino ( Subordinate at work and nephew )

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“His leadership style was always to affirm and celebrate and to make people feel great.  Increase everybody’s confidence.   That is why the malaskati and the esprit de corpse of the people are very very high because he had that way of leading and motivating.  His philosophy is in all things, in good times and in bad, and in all situations  just remember three words, just be fair,  just and be christian.”

-Donnie ( Subordinate at work and nephew )


“I think that But he really has a heart of gold.  He talks a tough game but he is actually a softie.  His generosity of time, the human connection he makes with other people. He is such a well loved person and it is genuine from both sides”

-Noey ( son )

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“We used to play basketball together.  I was this cocky kid.  He put me in my place.  He stopped the game.  Quito, that’s not how you play the game.  You have to respect the game.  Don’t be dirty, especially to me your Father.  That really shook me. from that day on, it changed me, changed my outlook in life.  That’s one experience I will never forget”

-Quito ( son )

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“The lesson that I have learned from Dad is to Always be true to yourself,  Integrity is so important.  Never compromise your values no matter what”

-Maricar ( daughter )


“One of the things I learned from him is how to be disciplined with the things I want to do, things that what I want to achieve.  One thing with my dad, he is always there when you need him I wish I could be like him and raise my kids the way that he raised us”

-Jun Jun ( eldest son )

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“Lolo is very loving, caring, he is always there to support me whenever I ask him to watch me in my tennis games and basketball games.  I would do my best to win because I know if I win he will be proud of me.  He always watches what I eat and make sure I am eating right”

-Javier ( grandson )

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“Anyone he sees or talks to, he will always puts his hands on someone’s back to make them feel welcome. So it shows that he is personable. He always tells us to remain humble.  He just taught me so many things that  shows how much of a good person he is”

-Gabbi ( granddaughter)

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“Lolo always says that I am gwapa and it makes me feel good inside”

-Stella (3 year old granddaughter )

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“At breakfast we always chat with each other, he doesnt talk to me like he is my lolo. I feel like he is my very good friend”

-Mischka ( granddaughter )

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“He likes to show me new things.  It’s nice. I appreciate what he does”

Mio ( grandson )

“Your love is meant to be shared.  It is the kind of love that is so big, so vast that it cannot be contained.  We can only give it away like you do to everyone that comes into your life. We are blessed to live out our dreams with you.  We are blessed by your love to wake up to it. To have breakfast lunch and dinner with it.  To feel it, to receive it, to live it.  To know that whatever happens, no matter where we are, we will always have your love till eternity”

-Menchu ( wife )

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They were all very similar and very loud and clear and I love how they put it all together in the end


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Today, I gave tribute to my Dad. Many of the most successful and famous people in the world are either a King, a Pope, a President of a country, A genius who invented some gadget or a rich person who made it to the Forbes list of Billionaires. My dad is successful and famous and he did not have to be any of those. He is successful because he does what is right and what is good. God wants all of us to be Christ like ( Faithful, virtuous, prayerful, obedient, kind, generous, charitable, giving, patient, and humble ) and we know that’s not easy but my Dad is one of the few that I know that is Christ like – in his words and deeds.  Dad recently told us that he is happy to reach the age of 70 and just that alone is a gift And I benefit from that by being able to spend time with him.

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I am sure all of you have a story to tell about your Dad.  Let’s Celebrate our Dad today and always!  Happy Father’s Day to all the Daddys  ( Click below to read the article )

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Father’s Day Greetings

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Heart2Heart loves seeing all the Father’s Day greetings in Facebook and instagram!!!  All are beautiful!!  LIKE LIKE LIKE!!  So many LIKES today from Heart2Heart!!  I chose a few from the many many beautiful ones which I thought were quite unique and sharing it here ( Hope you guys don’t mind )

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Super LOVE!


I am copying this idea of Alex :-)



Super cute this video I hope you can see it – it’s my niece stella dancing with her Papa Noey who actually dances ( and he hardly does! )  following the video and at the end she says ” Again!” :-)  


 Let’s not forget our ultimate father :-)