Thursday, June 27, 2013

An Appeal for BREAST MILK!

This is from I am re-posting this in my blog to help call out support for a 29-weeks premature baby at San Pedro Hospital. Your BREAST MILK CAN HELP SAVE THIS BABY'S LIFE!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bulgogi Brothers Davao Giveaway

Hi everyone! Yesterday I posted my review on Bulgogi Brothers Davao and raved about the Korean dishes they served us during the food tasting event. Since it was a great gastronomic experience, Bulgogi Brothers Davao is having this giveaway for you my Ina-Tay readers to treat your taste buds to an authentic Korean meal minus the hassle and expenses of going to Korea! :)

4 winners will each win

  • Two (2) 50% voucher on two Bulgogi Brothers Davao signature dishes - Premium Boneless Short Ribs (Php 675.00) and Bulgogi Brothers Special (Php 895.00). Present the coupon and get these two delicious dishes (one of them is my favorite) at 50% off. Hence you only have to pay Php 337.00 and Php 447.00 respectively.
  • Two (2) Php 500.00 voucher that gives you Php 500.00 discount on your total bill for a minimum order of Php 1,500.00.
  • You can only use one voucher per visit.

To enter, simply follow these super simple mechanics:
  1. Like Ina-Tay's Facebook page here and Bulgogi Brothers Davao here. I will check so please be sure to like BOTH pages. :)
  2. Comment below with your name and email address. 
This giveaway is open for Davao residents only. I will randomly draw the names from the magic bowl on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm. Winners will be announced here.

So what are you waiting for? Enter now and treat yourself, your family, loved ones and friends to a Korean dining experience! Bulgogi Brothers Davao is located at the Fountain Court, 2nd Level, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City.

Good luck!

More Than Kimchi - Bulgogi Brothers Davao Review

When one hears Korea - we immediately think of KPop that has invaded the country faster than you can say   "anyeonghaseyo". Davao City has also welcomed many Korean nationals either for study/business or plain leisure. 

Personally, I associate this country with that Korean novela I religiously followed on TV - Jewel in the Palace and of course, Kimchi. The former showed Korean cuisine and the painstaking process which goes into preparing even the simplest of dishes that it has become more of an art. So when invitations were sent to try the dishes at Bulgogi Brothers Davao, I knew it was going to be an experience I can't afford to pass. Ina-Tay along with three other Davao bloggers Jonas, Quims and Sarah sampled a mix of new and iconic dishes. Bulgogi by the way literally means "fire meat" and is most commonly translated as Korean barbecue. These are thin slices of beef, pork or chicken specially marinated in a combination of Korean sauce and other seasonings to enhance flavor and tenderness. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Small Town Boy's International Feat

One thing I love about blogging is the opportunity to meet different folks from different strokes. Individuals who followed their passions and eventually carved a name for themselves. This is the story of a small town boy who will inspire students to do their best and show the rest of the world the Filipino caliber. 

I was given the chance to attend a media round table discussion with Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2013 award-winner Judel Jay A. Tabsing from Panabo City National High School (PCNHS), Davao del Norte. Although this is very far from my field of communications, my presence there were because one - I am and will always be a development worker (I worked five and half years for an education project) and two - stories like these I believe deserve everyone's time and attention. 

Sixteen-year old Judel bested more than 300 entries from all over the world at the recently-concluded Intel ISEF 2013 competition in Phoenix, Arizona last May 22-27, 2013. His study entitled Impatiens balsamina Leaf Extract as Potential Fungicide Against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 Causing Fusarium Wilt of Banana won fourth award in the Plant Sciences Category.

Judel's winning moment at the Intel ISEF 2013 (Photo courtesy of Intel Phils.)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Letter for Tony

Dear Dad,

This is my mandatory blog post for you on Fathers' Day. I know you will not understand what a blog post is so let's reserve it for another time. But allow me to get sentimental with this letter and tell you things which I'd like to believe you already know - only this time the rest of the blogosphere is reading. Again, I'll explain what that word means when you're feeling techie.

Dad and Ina-Tay on her 33rd birthday

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I Want to be a Maricar

I just finished watching on YouTube the video of Richard Poon and Maricar Reyes' wedding held last Sunday. It was touching, my eyes were welling up and I can't help but utter a silent prayer - Lord, in Your faithfulness and love, please let me be  a Maricar.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

15 Things to Give Up to Be Happy - a Repost

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama 
Hi y'all! Allow me to share this article I chanced upon on the web... Because we all need a good knock on the head at times just to be reminded that happiness is a decision. I myself found this timely and made me do a good amount of introspection.
May this week be productive for us dear readers. Live. Laugh. Love!