The Legendary John Lloyd Cruz’s Tasty Comeback

One of the Pinoy’s ultimate crush, John Lloyd Cruz has been hiatus from showbusiness since 2017, but still not completely invisible to the public eye; for photos and videos of him circulates on all the media platforms.

JL Cruz is one of the most fit actors in the Philippine cinema and a powerful endorser. he, once again proved that his fans are craving for his return. In a teaser video, which lasted only for a few seconds and only shows the back shot of Cruz’s, and posted in the Facebook page of the number one selling shawarma Turks a few weeks ago had been viewed 3.2M times, shared almost 800 times and gained a huge number of comments.

Without any knowledge in that teaser video, his fans assumed that it was the matinee idol who was featured in that video. Famous Filipina actress, Bea Alonzo on her Instagram also posted a screenshot of that teaser video, which garnered almost a million lovely reactions.

Just this Monday morning Turks finally revealed in the 1-minute and 17 seconds video of Cruz showing the actor walking through different destinations, which somehow depicts Cruz’s sojourn. The video is very simple, yet there’s drama the way it was created, and in a very subtle shot, he stopped and took a bite of a Turks pita donner.

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The rugged look of Cruz in the Turks video titled Ang Pagbabalik is way too far from his guy-next-door image and a lot of people in the industry are asking if this signals his return to the limelight. His fans are still wondering about the life he’s been living since his hiatus.

According to Turks president Gem, L. Zenarosa that during the course of his talks with Cruz, they never talked anything about his showbiz career or plans. He added that he got Mr. Cruz as the latest ambassador of Turks because of his great confidence working with Cruz.

“I am really grateful that John Lloyd trusts our company, he is a brilliant and very creative young man. Aside from acting we have discovered some of his remarkable talents,” Zenarosa stressed.

The ‘Ang Pagbabalik’ according to Zenarosa is actually about Turks Small Pita Doner, which will be available again in all its branches.

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“John Lloyd is the best endorser for this because like him, despite his absence in the showbusiness for a couple of years, the warmth and love of his fans for him never dwindles. With our Small Pita Doner we believe that our customers will be happy to know that it is back in our menu,” Zenarosa explained.

Just like Cruz who is seen to have a different image since he last appeared in the big screen, a clear indication that the actor is recreating himself and exploring different grounds, Turks is also doing the same thing to keep its customers excited whenever they visit a branch.

Some time after the release of Cruz’s endorsement video, Turks also released to the market its newest offering — Turks Rice Bowl, which is a complete meal. You can choose beef or chicken for your rice topping, and it is priced at P50. The Small Pita Donner on the other hand, is priced at P35.

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“To keep up with the demands of our customers, Turks continues to improve our menu and offerings to satisfy the discriminating taste of our loyal patrons,” Zenarosa stressed.

John Lloyd Cruz now joins the roster of endorsers of Turks such as Piolo and Inigo Pascual.

Watch the full video of Ang Pagbabalik visit:

You can also watch the video on Turks facebook page.

A taste of rich Thai flavor

I’ve always liked drinking tea whether it’s pure natural tea or mixed with milk and other edible stuff. Milk Tea is a popular beverage now and I’ve tried different brands of Milk Tea, most are Korean recipes and some are adopted from Taiwan. This is the first time I’ve tried Thailand’s version of Milk Tea.

In Thai milk tea they use strong brewed thai tea and mix it with evaporated milk and/or condensed milk, which makes it creamier and rich in flavor.

Tuk Tuk Thai Tea is the first brand to bring the authentic Thai tea recipe here in the Philippines. It’s not only the recipe, but also the technique in making a mouthwatering tea with the use of metal kettle and large filter tea bags that preserves the genuine taste of the Thai Tea.

Tuk Tuk Thai Tea’s best sellers are their original (from left to right) Tuk Tuk Thai Tea, Dark Chocolate, Thai Coffee and Green Tea.

Tuk Tuk Thai Tea is surprisingly affordable. Their product rate starts from P65 and you can buy the most expensive beverage they have for only P80.

Most of the milk tea lovers always look for sinkers such as pearls, nata or coffee jelly. They have sinkers available for P15.

Have a taste of the first original Thai Tea in the Philippines with your friends and family. You can find them at SM Valenzuela, SM Marilao and SM Sangandaan, Caloocan.

And watch out for their upcoming stalls at Fishermall, Quezon City and Waltermart Sta. Maria.

Follow them on facebook and instagram.

Remove pain naturally with Precious Herbal Pillow

On my last minute Christmas shopping I came accross Precious Herbal Pillow at SM North Annex. I saw their products and was curious about it. So I kept asking the sales lady about each products before buying it.

This pillow is one of the products I purchased as a gift for my Hubby. They claimed that their pillows remove pain naturally.

It can be used for both hot and cold therapy.

It is suggested to be used as a hot therapy for muscle pains, stiffness, nervous tension, cramps, arthritis, influenza, colds, asthma, colic, blisters and stress/fatigue. What you have to do is to just heat it up on high 1 minute or 2. Never heat it up for more than 2 minutes. Don’t forget to place a cup of half full water beside it on the microve to avoid overheating it. You can use it as a hot compress for about 30-50 minutes.

You can also steam it, but before steaming it, make sure that you put it in a ziplock or any plastic that is well sealed and wrap a cloth on it. When heated, they said, the pillow produces a slight steaming action and permeates your skin more quickly than dry heat which results in immediate relief of aching joints and muscles.

If you put the pillow inside a well sealed plastic and let it stay for 2 hours or overnight in the freezer you can use it as a cold therapy for sprains, bumps and bruises, inflamed muscles, strains, migraine, headache, tootache, nose bleed, gout and sport injuries.

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I use it as a hot therapy for my mentrual cramps and I’m loving it. The smell is very calming and relaxing. It doesn’t burn, and it’s really effective.

What’s inside are all organic – cassia seeds, ginger, cinnamon, lemon grass, lavender and pepper mint.

They claimed that it improves blood circulation, helps relax tired muscles and relieves tension. They also said that it’s effective for gout, high blood pressure, itching, insomia, and rheumatism.

They have different types of herbal pillow to help you relieve the pain and it’s amazing! To know more about their products visit www.preciouspillow.com

The New Cadbury Dairy Milk Will Take Over The Country!

Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables Lands in the Philippines

Latest product from Mondelez Philippines enters growing parent-to-child segment

Mondelēz International has introduced a new and enjoyable entry product in its Southeast Asia Markets with the goal of becoming the best snacking Company in the world and create more moments of Happiness. Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables are created to provide consumers enhanced product experiences and bonding opportunities with their kids.

In Southeast Asia the Company has seen emerging trends which influence how consumers purchase and enjoy snacks, including shifts in income which lead consumers to seek enhanced product experiences.

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To address this growing consumer trend in the area, the Company has launched Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables in Malaysia and the Philippines. During its product launch in an exclusive event at The Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Brand Manager for Chocolates of Mondelez Philippines, Arlene Amante, happily introduced the product as the Company’s first entry into the growing parent-to-child chocolate segment.

“Lickables combines the well-loved taste of Cadbury Dairy Milk in a unique spoonable format. To delight families, it comes with an exciting themed prize toy inside. The brand is proud to launch Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables in Southeast Asia with beloved Pokemon character toys too!” Amante explained.

Creating Moments of Joy Through Taste and Experience

In emerging economies like the Philippines and Malaysia, income shifts have challenged the traditional definition of a consumer. Mondelēz International has noted that growing middle-class consumers now demand for products and formats which fit their lives and growing families. They seek enhanced brand experiences which go beyond the first bite.

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As for Filipino families, Amante said, “Our insights have shown the trend in income shifts affecting the parent-to child segment. Parents’ lives have grown to be hectic. Because of this, their interests lie in spending time with their family, who still come first in their priorities.” She added, “To address these lifestyle needs, Mondelez Philippines will continue to expand into consumer white spaces or new categories, creating meaningful innovations to turn ordinary moments into joyful experiences, just like with Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables.”

As a new entry in the Market, Mondelez Philippines created excitement for Filipino families through teaser campaigns leveraging on social media and the internet, which are key touchpoints in consumers’ lives. Amante announced that in the coming months, the market will see and hear more from Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables in the channels and mediums they prefer like online, TV, billboards and radio.

“Through brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables, we invest in creating more moments of joy by bringing together the delicious taste experience and bonding spirit of being with a loved one,” Amante said.

With different Pokemon toy freebies that can be collected and a suggested retail price of P46.50 in the Philippines, Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables can now be availed at your favorite supermarkets and convenience stores.

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About Mondelez Philippines Inc.

Mondelez Philippines has been creating more moments of joy by providing consumers with delicious snack products since 1963. Its product portfolio includes: Tang powdered beverages, Eden cheese, mayonnaise, and sandwich spread, Cheez Whiz spread, Oreo cookies, Tiger energy biscuits, belVita breakfast biscuits, as well as Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates. The company employs about 450 people in the Philippines, with a manufacturing facility in Parañaque City.

ShEats: Pedro ‘n Coi

One Sunday I, together with my fiancée & my son went to SM North to eat dinner. Of course we looked for a restaurant where we haven’t eaten yet. What got our attention was Pedro ‘N Coi because of the cool waiter. We asked him “Nagtatanggap po kayo ng card? (Do you accept card payment?).” “Yes sir. We accept payments via card, master card. Kahit anong card wag lang SM advantage card. (Any kind o cards except for SM advantage card.)” he answered with a witty smile on his face, then we and the other waiter laughed. We checked the menu and noticed that it’s affordable and unique.

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So, yes, we ate there. We thought it might be a cool place to eat. Well, we were right.

FOOD
What’s fun is that whenever they serve their best seller – Sizzling Sisig, the server will shout “SIZZLING SISIIIIIG!” and the rest of the staff will answer “AWWW!”… they have this type of ‘gimik’ for the other meals too. If you’ll read their menu, you’ll get so much entertained with how they named their food and beverages.

Most of the meals are good for sharing and I love the fact that they had fun creating names for their menu

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I highly recommend Pudding ni Donya Buding. Unique and it taste great! It is a homemade bread pudding drizzled with caramel and crush candy peanuts, served with cheese ice cream.

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Puding ni Donya Buding – PhP 195

AMBIANCE
The energy of the all of the staff are amazing, very friendly staff and they also joke around. The music inside is mostly 90s to 2000s OPM music. Which is great to hear, and it matches the resto’s theme.

Inside is a bit narrow and they have an area where you’ll sit inside a jeepney-like couch. They have delivered their concept very well with the interiors and designs.

It has a chill vibe, nostalgic and it’s family friendly.

Other Branch/es:
 Third Floor, Fisher Mall, Quezon Avenue, Del Monte, Quezon City
 Second Floor, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Centre, Greenhills, San Juan City
 Upper Ground Floor, SM City Manila, Ermita, Manila

Check their facebook page and instagram account @pedroncoi

Rating
Taste:
4star
Price:
3star
Location:
4star

Staff:
5star
Service:
5star
Ambiance:
3star

Over-all:
4star

*Not a sponsored post.
*Own thoughts and opinions are written here.
For sponsorship and collaborations, kindly e-mail: vinnavinz@gmail.com

Teresita’s at UP Town Center’s Grand Opening made more than 100 people happy

Teresita’s of San Fernando was developed from Teresita R. Razon’s Halo-halo and Palabok, which are the famous delicacies in Pampanga, in 2002. Teresita’s is managed by the sons of Teresita Razon,  Paulo and Ryan.

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They recently made a hundred people happy by giving out free halo-halo during their new branch’s grand opening at UP Town Center last June 6, 2018 which started at 4  o’clock in the afternoon, featuring Mrs. Teresita Razon herself and members of her family.

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If you are looking for delicious Filipino cuisine that serves breakfast meals all-day,  Teresita’s is the best place to go. Besides from the fact that it is easy to locate, the place is also very cozy. The interior design is very modern and popping which brings out the fun and youthfulness of the place which goes together with their accommodation.

Teresita’s of San Fernando is known for their Halo-halo that has Jackfruit, Macapuno strip, shaved ice and topped with big (compared to other restaurants) slices of leche flan.

Three of their best sellers are:

  • Palabok

Just by looking at it made me crave for more of their palabok. The noodles are cooked just right and those creamy sauce tasted good.

  • Kare-kare

You have to try their Kare-kare, it’s reallt delicious. I love how the vegetables are not over nor under cooked. The soup is not oily nor salty.

  • Beef Kaldereta

Their Kaldereta, I must say, is my favorite. The beef is perfectly cooked. It’s soft and you won’t have a hard time slicing the beef or chewing it.

Watch a snippet of the event here:

For more information about them visit their website at www.teresitasofsanfernando.com. For updates, promos and other inquiries follow their facebook page.

List of Teresita’s Branches:
 Festival Mall
 Landmark Makati
 Landmark Trinoma, Quezon City
 NLEX Petron Marilao Northbound, Bulacan
 Petron Clark Field, Pampanga
 SM BF Parañaque
 SM Light Mall, Mandaluyong City
 SM Manila
 SM Molino
 SM North EDSA, Quezon City
 SM Olongapo
 Tomas Morato, Quezon City
 UP Town Center, Quezon City
 Walter Mart Muñoz, Quezon City

Rating
Taste:
3star
Price:
3star
Location:
4star

Staff:
4star

Service:
4star

Over-all:
4star

*Own thoughts and opinions are written here.
For sponsorship and collaborations, kindly e-mail: vinnavinz@gmail.com

Gandia Street: Coffee or Wine? Or Dine?

Want to de-stress? I introduce you a great Chill Spot in Cavite City — Gandia Street; Coffee & Wine Bar.

As a gluttonous lady, I have eaten in loads of restaurants and tried unique food… And of course I always ask for their best seller, only to try if it’s worthy to be ‘The Best’. No, I don’t cook, but yes, I am hella choosy on what I ingest. So, anyway, I knew Gandia Street since it was established (year 2015) and I have never been disappointed with their service and their variety of food. So, I decided to make a review of G-Street.

I highly recommend this place. Why? Because they are consistent with the service and the quality of their food and beverages. 10/10 for me. Gandia Street is located in G Building, Covelandia Road, Brgy. Balsahan – Binakayan. Using waze? WAZE: G Building Covelandia Rd.

G Street is open 11 AM – 11 PM during Sundays until Thursdays, and operates at 11 AM – 12 AM every Friday to Saturday

You can also check out their Facebook page for schedule updates and other inquiries.

So, here’s a sneak peak of what they offer…

All-day breakfast meal

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Mom said, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. So, here’s a great choice of a heavy breakfast for you, guys.

G Street’s Pasta Gilberto & Roast Beef Sandwich

G Street's Pasta Gilberto & Roast Beef Sandwich

Munch all you want, just by looking at these I crave so much that it hurts not to have it. LOL

Tapa Salad

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Have you ever heard of Tapa Salad? It’s totally delicious here in G Street, No kidding. I loved It! You’ll love it too.

Buffalo Wings

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Love eating spicy foods? Well, This one is the bomb! Even though I’m not a fan of spicy food, I can’t resist the smell of G Street’s Buffalo wings. Scrumptious, indeed!

Cheesy Wings by Gandia St.

Cheesy Wings by Gandia St

By the look of it, what do you think? DROOLZ… Can you resist it? Yeah, I can’t either..

Mocha Latte

Mocha Latte

They cater different types and flavours of Caffeine. And Mocha Latte is one of their best seller in the hot selections.

Ice Blended Drinks

Toffee + White Chocolate + Strawberry

Toffees, White Chocolate & Strawberry are some of their Ice Blende Drinks. You can also order Ice Blended Coffee drinks.

Craving now? Go and visit G Street. You won’t regret trying, tbh.

Photos are originally taken by me and others were taken from their Facebook Page. You can also check my instagram @vinnavinz for the actual photos of my order. And please don’t forget to follow them on instagram @gandiastreet.

Vee’s Rating:
Taste:
4star

Price:
3star

Location:
3star
Staff:
5star

Service:
5star
Ambiance:
4star

Over-all:
4star

*Not a sponsored post.
*Own thoughts and opinions are written here.
For sponsorship and collaborations, kindly e-mail: vinnavinz@gmail.com

 

Avengers Themed Cocktails at The Yard

My Best friend and I got invited to try out the remarkable drinks available in beverage stalls in The Yard StreetFood Cinema, Quenchers.

The Yard is a Cinema Themed Food Park located at 16 Timog Ave, Brgy Laging Handa Diliman, Quezon City.

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The Quenchers is a beverage stall inside The Yard. It’s the first stall you’ll see when you enter the food park. It is an Avengers themed stall that serves fruit mix juice, milk teas and cocktail drinks that is named after the Avengers movies and characters. They also sell beers and other branded liquors.

Watch my vlog about the stall on my youtube channel.

Here are the non-alcoholic drinks you should look forward to:

Power Mix

Power mix is a fruit mixed drinks that has 2 available sizes. The Hero size which is for a single customer and it has 16 oz. juice and is worth 65 PhP. The other one is the Super Hero size which 2 liters good for sharing for only 180 Php. The flavors to choose from are:

  • Fuji Apple
  • Blue Lemonade
  • Raspberry Tea
  • Lychee & Matcha Tea
  • Houseblend (Lemon Tea Powder with Passion Fruit)

Legendary Fruit Mix

This fruit mix are delish! It’s has tea on it and I love it! The price is right for a 22 oz. milktea. You can buy one for only 95 Php, ain’t that super! The available flavors are:

  • Web Slingers – Mango Pop Ball, Raspberry Syrup, Black Tea and Whip Cream
  • Hulk Smash – Wintermelon, Green Tea, Coffee Pop Ball and Whip Cream
  • Jarvis – Strawberry Pop Ball, Mango Juice, Black Tea and Whip Cream
  • Captain A (America) – Yogurt Pop Ball, Strawberry Syrup, Guyabano Juice, Simple Syrup, Whip Cream and Blue Caracao

As I mentioned, they sell cocktails, and the Civil War is the one that is exciting to try out. They serve these drinks in two sizes, Hero 16 oz. for 150 PhP and Super Hero 2 liters for 350 PhP. You have 6 choices to choose from:

  • Classic Mojito
  • Iron Man
  • Black Widow
  • Ultimate Hulk Smash
  • Wrath of Thor

You gotta visit them and try their drinks. For promos and other inquiries like and follow their facebook page.

*Not a sponsored post.
*Own thoughts and opinions are written here.
For sponsorship and collaborations, kindly e-mail: vinnavinz@gmail.com