I don't really blog about every food i eat all the time. I only blog about my food experience When i get really satisfied with my purchase or when i got more than the worth that i paid for or when i really have to share how great or worst the experience was. After all I don't get paid for doing so :)

Last Weekend i went to SM Hypermart with my dad for my "After the Payday Grocery". I wanted some hotdogs but i was surprised that the Sm Hypermart in Binan dont have much to offer. I would normally get an economically priced hotdog (i let my mom buy the expensive one haha) but they only have Andale and i don't like that. Then i saw the Frabelle Yummy Cheesedogs and recalled "I saw this on TV with a Senator promoting it". I don't know when this product started selling but i took one anyway. I wanted to try it for once and see for myself why Senator Chiz Escudero would vouch his name to its quality.

This is the TV Commercial and the Transcript.

"  Bakit iba ang Frabelle Foods?
   Iba ang sarap ng pinagukulan ng panahon..
   Iba ang preparasyon..
   Mataas ang quality..
   Ang Frabelle Foods, naniniwalang ang lasang iyong  nakasanayan may isasarap pa..
   Para Sa'tin, Frabelle Foods.
   Sadyang Pinasarap! "


Now what about my experience?


I've been looking for a hotdog as nice as the one's i buy from Singapore.And i found it now. I looove the Frabelle's Yummy Cheesedog. Unlike other brands, it don't sag! It is so meaty full! and it is very tasty!! as in Ham Tasty!! So i definitely recommend it. It is good and worth your money!

this is my packed lunch today.see how it looks like dissected so meaty isn't it?
its not fat you are seeing, the yellowish ones are cheese!
 With this positive experience, i would like to try other Frabelle Products too. Unfortunately im nearly depleted hence, i still have to wait until my next "After the Payday Shopping". 

Thumbs Up!

Its good that I'm looking forward to spending and not worrying..for once!


The London Olympics 2012 starts today Yay!!. Lucky are those who can see it in person, it must be an overwhelming experience to be there. Hence i wonder, do we even have a representative in the Olympics this season?

Well, yes we do!! 
Let us wish them luck and pray that they make friends, enjoy and bear the Filipino flag with pride and dignity. 

The 2012 Olympic Team Philippines Members are the following:

  1. JASMINE ALKHALDI- SWIMMING (100 M FREESTYLE)
  2. MARK ANTHONY BARRIGA - BOXING (49 KGS. LIGHTFLYWEIGHT)
  3. DANIEL MANABAT CALUAG - CYCLING (BMX)
  4. HIDILYN DIAZ - WEIGHTLIFTING (58 KGS)
  5. RENE HERRERA - ATHLETICS (5,000 METER RUN)
  6. TOMOHIKO ALDABA HOSHINA - JUDO (+100 KGS. SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT)
  7. JESSIE KHING LACUNA - SWIMMING (200 M FREESTYLE)
  8. BRIAN ROSARIO - SHOOTING (SKEET)
  9. MARESTELLA TORRES - ATHLETICS (WOMEN LONG JUMP)
  10. RACHELLE ANNE CABRAL - ARCHERY
  11. MARK JAVIER - ARCHERY

Go for Gold Team Pilipinas!

I've been waiting for August simply because it is one of the very few (or possibly only one?) month in 2012 with a Triple Holiday. Yes, We have 3 Non Working Holidays in August 2012 gracing us 2 long weekends.
 
August 20,2012 (Monday)
Eid ul Fitr .According to TimeandDate.com, Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr. 


Honoring Ninoy
August 21,2012 (Tuesday).
Ninoy Aquino Day. The holiday was created by Republic Act 9256, which was signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on February 25, 2004, twenty-one years after his death and the eighteen years after the People Power Revolution., and was sponsored by Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Jose de Venecia. It requires an EDSA People Power Commission (EPPC) to hold activities in observance the day and shall be funded from the Budget of the Office of the President and from private donations.
A commemoration ceremony was held at the People Power Monument which was attended by Presidents Arroyo and Aquino, the Aquino family, and government officials such as members of the cabinet, top police, and military brass.
Honoring our Heroes 
The holiday was included in President Arroyo's program of "holiday economics", adjusting the observance of the holiday to the nearest Monday in order to boost the tourism industry with long weekends. In 2010, it was moved back to its original date by President Benigno Aquino III.

August 27,2012 (Monday)
National Heroes Day. Commemorates all the nation's heroes throughout history. It is a regular holiday marking the 1896 Cry of Pugad Lawin by the Katipunan, led by its Supremo Andrés Bonifacio, which began the Philippine Revolution.
Relatives of the late soldiers, presidents and alike goes to libingan ng mga bayani to offer their prayers while A commemoration ceremony is held in the area honouring the dead for their bravery and Nationalism.

You heard Me.

My Favourite voucher is back and this time im going to buy plenty!!
I loved the last cake i had from Bake and Churn. I even blogged about the first time i redeem my cake using my Ensogo Voucher in this article.

Visit Ensogo's website and order your own voucher. Bake and Churn ice cream cakes are normally 530Php but the voucher is only for 200 (Worth 400). So when you redeem your cake just pay another 130. You will never regret it i swear. It comes in a nice box too. And its very nice to give as gift!

Its been a week without books. I am well rested.. but bored. I hope for another Young Gen Fiction so i went to Rick Riordan's Website and read again (for the nth time) his newest book to launch very soon. Mark of Athena is the 3rd Installment in the Heroes of Olympus Series. I cant wait to get my hands on it.

Here's a brief summary taken for the author's website

Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close— the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare. . . .


Comment here if you want the first few chapters of the book. It is available online for free. I just downloaded it from some random site that i can no longer recall. I can share it with you.

There's something to look forward for October!

The Hunger Games Book 1 by Suzanne Collins

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 |


When the book opens, North America as we know it has been destroyed and is now divided into 12 districts, ruled by an oppressive government located at the Capitol. Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl from District 12, takes her younger sister’s place as one of 24 “tributes” selected every year to participate in the Hunger Games at the Capitol.

The Hunger Games are held annually hosted by none other than the Capitol, the Authority. This game is devised To commemorate the up rise of the Districts against the Capitol years ago. This is a punishment so the districts must always remember that even the lives of their children are at Capitol's mercy. 2 Children ages 12 to 18 from each district are randomly drawn each year, they will be brought to an arena, an artificial environment highly controlled by the game organizers. Everything is televised. For days they will fight to death until only 1 is left. The victor's village will enjoy a year long supply from Capitol and will temporarily be fed. the loosing districts will continue their struggle with their oppressed life where people normally dies of Hunger.

The story revolved on Katniss as she struggle to keep herself alive. She battled  thirst, fire, hunger, wild animals, injuries, and other delegates for her survival.Her skill in using Bow is a big help and her experience in hunting in the outskirts of district 12 for wild animals were a very good training. She couldn't have survived without those. Katniss was popular and her kindness and thoughtfulness as seen on TV has gained the people's sympathy. She made a friend out of the youngest contestant, Rue who is the same age as her sister, Rue died in the end and her killer was Katniss' first kill too.

There's just one thing alarming i should say, this book is written for young ones (its actually in the children's section) but the intensity of the scenes are so not for the kids. Example a 16 year old girl pulling her bow and planting an arrow to someone Else's heart, the view of Rue dying as the spear entered her tiny body, the blood shed in the initial brawl of the contestants for their camping supply, the gross description of dying body and people eaten alive. I guess that's so not for a young one. 

Anyway I loved this book, enthralling and heart stopping pacing, amazing plot and great strong witty characters.I found it very hard to put it down. I also heard the audiobook from Scholastic Audio (the one by Carolyn McCormick) the narration is just exemplary..I saw the movie twice and realize there are only a few differences from the books. But i wont tell what, just read the book because its a gem anyhow.

Drop a comment if you want a copy of  Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins :)

May the odds be always at your favor!

Why haven't i thought of writing about this series earlier? I don't know.. Maybe i just want to keep Christian Grey to myself?? *Swoons.. I've just read this book out of curiosity (why, i think all people do) it was (and is still) so popular in the internet and you can even watch some testimonials in YouTube. Hell i heard even Ellen Degeneres reads it. So i got mine.(why not). To cut the chase short. I got smitten*, in love with this series.


The first books is Fifty Shades of Grey, 2nd book : Fifty Shades Darker, 3rd Book: Fifty Shades Freed.
The first time ever i downed 3 books in 4 days, before, my fastest record was the House of Night 8 books which i KO in 2 weeks. Tell me about it. I am a sadist* with series. 3 in 4 days is extremely fast for me already. Because i work full time 5-6 days in a week. And i sleep regularly at least 5 hours, travel to and from work 3-4 hours a day. So do your math, the answer is still addiction.

My favorite part is the exchanging of emails. I find it really cute and very romantic. The character of Anastasia is very cute and sexy. Her wits and personality is candid and adorable. While the character of Christian Grey is (i cant even put it into words) i guess perfect would do, although i find it lacking. How do you define a very beautiful man who can always make women around blush with just even his presence? Who dominates in Bed leaving woman submissive and wanting more, Who pampers his girl with extreme thoughtfulness and affection? Who is considered one of the wealthiest man in your country? Generously gifts thousand dollars worth of first edition books (he got me here), top of the line gadgets, cars, etc, who owns a jet (or does have a company who owns one) a chopper which he can pilot himself, a boat, vacation houses in various tourist areas in America. Who offers you the best of everything not because his money can talk but because he can? He is a fantasy come true in this series. So whats not to love? I never thought that im gonna get hooked but i was hooked before i realized that he is overly far fetched from existence. There is something about his past that is dark, and despite his strength, his controlling character depicts in the outside, he is actually lost and his inside is a very traumatized boy tainted with a very lonely past. This is where the story revolves. The series is very erotic, it is a God's die hard gift to all romantics.

They are gonna make these lines a trend (i guess they already are)

“Laters, baby.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey  
“We aim to please ”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey
“Supposing I’ve said I hate him, or worse still, that I love him, in my sleep.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey 
“Oh, fuck the paperwork”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey 
“I'd like to bite that lip.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey 
“My inner goddess...”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey   
“- "Why don't you like to be touched?"
- "Because I'm fifty shades of fucked-up, Anastasia”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

“You’re the only person I’d fly three thousand miles to see.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker 

“Why, oh why have I fallen for someone who is plain crazy—beautiful, sexy as fuck, richer than Croesus, and crazy with a capital K?”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker 

“We’ve chased the dawn, Anastasia, now the dusk.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker 

“He doesn’t look like a CEO—he looks like a bad boy from the wrong side of town. Holy cow, he’s so fucking sexy.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker 

“I lay awake for hours and watched you sleep," he murmurs. "I might have loved you even then.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker 

“I'm going to say hi to my girl now”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker 

“We have to learn to walk before we can run”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker  


“Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker
“Christian, you are the state lottery, the cure for cancer, and the three wishes from Aladdin's lamp all rolled into one”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed 
“It's much easier to wear your pain on the outside...”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed 
“grow up and smell the fucking coffee!”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed  
“I think you can only be truly mad at someone you really love.— Grace Trevelyan”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed 
“I want your world to begin and end with me.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed 
“Just remember that men are from a different planet, and you'll be fine.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed    
  

My favorite in the series : exchange of emails . Sweet is an understatement :)) <3


From: Christian Grey
Subject: Sunrise
Date: June 14, 2011 09:23
To: Anastasia Steele

I love waking up to you in the morning.

Christian Grey
Completely & Utterly Smitten
CEO, Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc.

I think my face splits in two with my grin, and my inner goddess back-flips over her chaise longue.


From: Anastasia Steele
Subject: Sundown
Date: June 14, 2011 09:35
To: Christian Grey

Dear Completely & Utterly Smitten

I love waking up to you, too. But I love being in bed with you and in elevators and on pianos and billiard tables and boats and desks and showers and bathtubs and strange wooden crosses with shackles and four-poster beds with red satin sheets and boathous-es and childhood bedrooms.

Yours
Sex Mad and Insatiable xx


From: Christian Grey
Subject: Wet Hardware
Date: June 14, 2011 09:37
To: Anastasia Steele
Dear Sex Mad and Insatiable

I’ve just spat coffee all over my keyboard.
I don’t think that’s ever happened to me before.

I do admire a woman who concentrates on geography.
Am I to infer you just want me for my body?


Christian Grey
Completely & Utterly Shocked
CEO, Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc.


From: Anastasia Steele
Subject: Giggling—and wet too
Date: June 14, 2011: 09:42
To: Christian Grey

Dear Completely & Utterly Shocked
Always.

I have work to do.

Stop bothering me.
SM&I xx


From: Christian Grey
Subject: Do I have to?
Date: June 14, 2011 09:50
To: Anastasia Steele

Dear SM&I

As ever, your wish is my command.
Love that you are giggling and wet.

Laters, baby.x
Christian Grey,
Completely & Utterly Smitten, Shocked and Spellbound
CEO, Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc.
 

These are just a few threads from so many in the books. 
I have 3 eBooks in pdf and in epub. If you want a copy, simply comment below with your email address. however i still suggest you get the real books. They're very good to keep and read over and over again. Don't miss out on the details of Ana and Christian's exchange of emails, If you don't have a romantic bone in you, you can learn a few from them without even noticing it.

I am officially part of the many now.. Inlove with Christian Grey. #PatientlyWaitingForTheMovie