Thursday, August 29, 2013


If you have ever considered taking advantage of a beneficial cosmetic procedure, like TCA peels, visit sites like www.glymedplus.com for more information on whether this solution is right for you. TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) chemical peels come in varying strengths to best accommodate your skin types and personal needs. 

TCA peels can help to refresh and resurface the skin, leaving you with softer, clearer skin and a more youthful, radiant appearance. They can penetrate through the skin and hair follicles to effectively clean pores and treat damage beneath the skin.

What Can It Treat?
Chemical peels can treat and help to relieve a number of skin conditions, including the following:
Age spots
Discoloration
Acne
Fine lines 
Wrinkles
Scars

Peels can also be effectively used on most areas of the body, including the following: 
Face
Neck
Chest and back
Arms
Legs

The procedure is usually painless, but may result in a slight tingling sensation.

The Recovery Process
In the first days following the procedure, your skin will likely dry up and peel off. Try avoiding sun exposure for the first 72 hours. Once you begin going in the sun again, use a sunscreen to protect your skin. The newly exposed skin will be sensitive and should be treated with extra care. This new layer of skin will have a smoother, more even texture.

You should begin to see results right away and the results will become better and more obvious as you recover. In, fact, you may continue to see improvements in your skin for up to 60 days following the peel.

Where to Have It Done
You should carefully choose an experienced, qualified dermatologist or esthetician to complete the work. Once you have chosen the right professional for the job, schedule an initial consultation. This will allow you to ask any questions you may have and get the information you need to make an informed decision about whether the procedure is right for you.

You can also purchase a light to moderate strength peel from a trusted skin care store, such as www.glymedplus.com. Purchasing at-home peels can provide you with a more convenient, costly option.


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Sunday, August 25, 2013



 Albeit. Every kid has a dream of having a party on one of the fast food chains in the Metro. Thus, parents would do anything in order to fulfill their child’s childhood dream. In line with that, Papa John’s knows this kind of sentiments, that’s why they have created party packages at affordable prices that suits to every family’s budget as well as the themes that perfect for every kids.

A child’s birthday is a meaningful occasion that parents are most excited to celebrate. It deserves nothing but the best, thus to capture that precious moment, Mom and Dad go all out in throwing in the “perfect” party elements in their tot’s birthday bash – from choosing a unique theme, a spacious venue to, of course, servings of great-tasting food.

 Finally, parents can now fully experience the dream party they wish for and more of what their little one deserves at Papa John’s, as the home of top-choice pizzas adds that magical “pizzazz” to their celebrations with its New Kiddie Party Theme Packages.

 
Officially unveiled via a Grand Pizza Party exposition recently held at the Event Center of the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, the event --- in partnership with Magnolia, Nestle Ice Cream, Toy Kingdom, PBA, Great Food, Hershey’s, Viva Video, SM Cinema and SM Megamall -- featured lots of active play and crafts booths, fabulous raffle prizes and sweet treats for kids and adults alike, giving them a delightful preview of Papa John’s latest kiddie party theme offerings. Plus, they raffled out a Kiddie Party Package worth P15,000 to one of the lucky participants.



Say goodbye to a stressful planning and traditional birthday celebrations at home. Papa John’s has six new birthday themes to choose from – Circus & Clowns, Princes & Pirates, Sports, Speedy Cars, Fashionista and Animal Friends.


The party packages run two to three hours and offer several food packages to choose from, mainly composed of a choice meal for adults and kids and a choice beverage. Free party amenities include venue decorations, souvenir loot bags, and a trained party host to keep things smooth. Activity booths can also be included in the package upon request.


For a minimum required number and budget-savvy rate, party guests can indulge on best-sellers like pasta, baked rice meals, soups, salads and appetizers, as well as its range of specialty pizzas, namely Spicy Chicken Tropicale, Fisherman’s Catch, Spicy Italian Meatball, Texas Heat, Chicken Bacon Ranch and Chicken BBQ, along with classics Garden Special, Simply Cheese, Hawaiian, and Margherita pizzas. Aside from enjoyable party, a succulent dishes could be yours, too!

Party reservations are now accepted at any of Papa John’s 14 outlets located at: Robinsons Galleria Veranda, University Mall Taft Avenue, Greenhills, Brick Road, Sta. Lucia Mall, Tomas Morato, BF Homes Parañaque, Fairview, Megamall, SM North EDSA, Greenbelt, WaltermartSucat, Jupiter St. Makati Ave., Arnaiz Ave. and Visayas Ave. Or call the Delivery hotline at 887-7272 (PAPA).

For more information, like Papa John's on Facebook (click me!).

Let’s Party at Papa John’s.
 Xoxo,
 
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Let’s eat! When it comes to Kani Salad, Kimono Ken is one of the best Japanese restaurants that offer sumptuous and authentic Japanese foods at a reasonable price. I’ve known this restaurant years ago when my soon-to-be-mother-in-law brought home Kani Salad. I am not fond of eating this kind of salad but not until the time I’ve tasted it. Kimono Ken offers an exceptionally delicious tasting salad that comes out with an highly authentic and flavorful dressing.
 
  
In line with this, when a co-blogger A invited me over on a pig-out session of Eat's-A-Date courtesy of Open Rice, without a second thought I said YES! It’s been a while since the last time I eat there, and the first thing that came out to my mind was that – I am going to eat again mouthwatering Kani salad, and of course, I’m going to try the other dishes.


Kimono Ken is located at the 5th level of The Podium mall, right beside the cinema. Well, situated in a not-so-crowded mall, Kimono Ken still has a number of customers that intentionally go to the mall just to dine there, and I must say I am one of those.

During the splendid eating session with some co-bloggers and open-ricers, Kimono Ken served us the following dishes that actually made us full - a happy tummy indeed! Ms. Emylou Tribiana, the Corporate Marketing of Kimono Ken brought us into a splendid afternoon full of fantastic Japanese foods that Kimono Ken offers. To start with, kindly read on.

Gyoza (P150.00). Gyoza is the Japanese style dumplings and perfect for an appetizer. It boosts your appetite to be ready on the heavier meal on our table. A word of caution though, 2-3 is more than enough to start a burning appetite, the serving is also good for sharing.

Soboro Pork (P220). Rice bowl topped with sweet Soboro Pork that is perfect for lunch. The added fresh egg on top of it added a twist and complements the taste of the dish that has a special sauce.

Futo Maki (P150) & Gomoku Ramen (P240). Well for me, these are a perfect combo! A salt-based soup with mixed seafood, chicken and vegetables did the trick of giving you the Japanese vibe food.

Kani Salad (P200). My favorite! It is composed of crabstick, lettuce and cucumber with tobiko in Japanese mayonnaise. A two or three of these are more than enough for me. So, if you are on the look out of the best Kani Salad in the metro, better try this out, and I guess, you’ll love this as much as I do.

Ebi Tempura (I think it ranges from P150-P250). When it comes to a Japanese restaurant Tempura is a must for every diners. Perfectly cooked and their version of tempura is really enjoyable, it is delicious and appetizing.

And here are the latest additional dishes from their mouthwatering menu – Spam Maki & Asparagus Pasta – on which I forgot to take the prices, but roughly they are around P200 – P250 per serving.

Spam Maki. Who would not love Spam? Whether for a breakfast, sandwich spread or even for snack (Yes, Snack! Ha-ha). We all love spam. Thus, including this on their menu is a big plus not just for adults but also for the kids.

And here’s another must-try! If you want some creamy with a twist of Asparagus, then you better try Asparagus Pasta with bacon bits, asparagus in a creamy white sauce. Hey, hey Carbonara lovers, hers another option for all the white sauce fans. (Count me in!)

To complete the meal, we had Green Tea Ice Cream with Green Tea Jelly and Coffee Jelly Ice Cream. I’ll be biased here ‘coz I love Green Tea thus, when I have to choose what I like the most between the two I’ll probably choose without even blinking Green Tea Jelly Ice Cream! It certainly tasted green tea the jelly is made of green tea and the ice cream on top of it complements the taste, it does add sweetness on the dessert. But for coffee lovers, I know Coffee Jelly Ice cream is also a winner, it immensely awakens your sleepy senses.

And last but not the least, the thirst quenchers – Grape Fresh Fruit Shakes and Kimono Ken’s Special. I had the Kimono Ken’s Special and it tastes like four seasons but way better perhaps because it is specially blended mixed fruit juices.


My verdict: It was an awesome lunch over a great group of people that have one passion – eating! The ambiance is great and relaxing and cozy! The foods were sumptuous and flavorful. And of course Kani Salad is still my favorite, and added to the list are Asparagus Pasta and Spam Maki. Looking forward on the next food trip in Kimono Ken, well, I’m planning to try other branch for me to try and look if the quality is the same.

Kimono Ken
5th Level The Podium
18 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Website: http://www.kimonoken.com/

Opens at 10am - 9pm (mall hours)
Budget: P200 per person

Happy Eating. Live more! 
(All photos were captured using Samsung Galaxy III and enhanced through Lightroom)

*Sponsored post.

Xoxo,

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013




13 August 2013, Quezon City: Moonleaf Tea Shop revives an authentic Taiwanese tradition with an innovative twist for the Filipino market. A favourite spot among young urban professionals and students, the home-grown brand recently launched its Hot Drinks line. The latest addition to its wide-range of freshly- brewed tea offerings include classic favourites like Black Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, Oolong Tea, and Earl Grey Tea. Refreshing and milk-infused variants include Wintermelon, Vanilla, and Caramel Milk Teas, among others. For customers who are looking for a stimulating burst of fruit flavours, Moonleaf's Lychee Jasmine, Passionfruit and Lychee Aloe Vera teas are top choices.

Moonleaf's premium tea leaves from Taiwan lend an authentic and luxurious tea flavour. Its natural benefits make it the perfect alternative to coffee, and an invigorating treat to health enthusiasts," shared Adrian Adriano, Chief Executive Officer of Moonleaf Tea Shop.

An inspiring success story, Moonleaf started out as a quaint shop along Magiting Street, UP Teacher’s Village in Diliman, Quezon City in 2010. The homey interiors and wide variety of tea concoctions quickly drew in crowds of young and hip students and professionals. Moonleaf's tea drinks and mixes are made from freshly brewed, top-quality tea leaves that are freshly-brewed, steeped and served in authentic Taiwanese tradition. Today, Moonleaf has over 30 branches nationwide. A fast-emerging brand, Moonleaf is venturing into expanding its reach outside the Philippines very soon. ~press release

Xoxo,
 
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Aylin_tdp - My Insta-week!

Up (from left to right):  1. Tea time at the office with a box of Lindt chocolate from a friend. Drinking Biofit Tea for a constipated ‘me’  2. Longganisang Lucban – one of my entries for the Samsung Galaxy Mega photo contest of NomnomClub.

Down (from left to right): 1. My Jollibee Chicken Meal – late lunch with my friends and I had this meal combo for only P99 composed of 1-pc spicy chicken with rice and macaroni soup. Free upsize of soft drinks for the Jollibee Convergys branch Company of the month – GXS  2. Papa John’s Grand Pizza Party held at SM Megamall Activity Center, launching their unique party packages (to be blog soon, so stay tuned!) 3. Green Tea Pannacotta. It was my first time to try it from Tokyo-tokyo, hmmm..it tasted ‘so-so’ and nothing special into it.

That’s it for the week! For more updates about on my whereabouts and whatnot, please do follow me on Instagram (@aylin_tdp), which is updated daily.

Goodnight Darlings!
Xoxo,

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Racing brings many people to Daytona Beach. You can even drive on the beach without racing during certain hours of the day. If you want a break from the fast speeds and loud sounds, go down the road a bit and you will find a beautiful beach where no vehicles are allowed.  The beach is pristine, serene, clean, and beautiful. Ormond Beach restaurants, historical places, scenic drives, parks, golfing, museums, churches, art centers, fishing, gardens, sports facilities, bowling, and of course the beach, make this area a great place for the whole family to have fun and relax.

Seafood Restaurants and Bistros

There are restaurants for every food craving anyone might have. There are seafood grills, grills and taverns, Italian food, bistros, Japanese food, Thai food, and sushi. They serve local seafood straight from the fisherman’s boats. From the seafood restaurants, you can expect lobster, orange roughy, salmon, shrimp, mussels, crab, haddock, grouper, mahi mahi, tilapia, scallops, and clams, all cooked to perfection.  The lunch menu at the bistro includes crab cakes, mushroom stacks, bruschetta, fondita, quesadillas and wraps, soup, quiche, sandwiches, salads, and burgers. You can get all these items at dinner as well. There is outside seating at some of the restaurants, along with inside seating. On a beautiful sunny day, there’s nothing better than eating your meal outside.

Thai and Japanese Restaurants

At the Thai restaurants, you can get chicken curry, sweet and sour pork, chicken or shrimp, Prig Khing chicken, Panang chicken, ginger chicken, shrimp curry, squid broccoli, fancy lobster, massaman curry, Shu Shi shrimp, Pad Thai with the addons of your choice, Rad Nar, Pad Ba Mee, Pad See Ew, fried rice of all combinations, spring rolls, Mee Krob, dumplings, and chicken wings. At the Japanese restaurants, they have sushi. Single-piece sushi, cone-shaped hand rolls, 6-piece rolls, and sushi dinners are available. They also have Teppanyaki. After eating at one of the many fabulous Ormond Beach restaurants, you can take a stroll along the beach and watch the sunset as the waves lap at your feet. After you are fed, rested, and rejuvenated, you can head back to Daytona Beach and enjoy all of the excitement it has to offer.

Xoxo,



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