Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fierce Blogs Currently an Inactive Volcano

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I have not blogged for almost 2 weeks. This is probably the longest time I have not blogged or visited Fierce Blogs. Consider the rest of the days of 2010 as my hibernation period. I am human after all. A time to rest my putrid body and my weary mind. Juggling from one professional hat to the other can be tiring but at the same time fulfilling. 

To those who sent emails asking for new blog entries, just wait, okay! Fierce Blogs is not a daily newspaper you expect to be delivered right in front of your doorstep. Create your own blog site if you can't wait!

Right now, I just want to enjoy my Yan Yan! Which by the way changed so much since I was a toddler. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Regine Velasquez - Q&A with the Press (Fantasy CD Launch)

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mobile Ordering from Mc Donald's

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Aside from calling 8-McDo for delivery which by the way is a bit tricky if your phone is qwert, you also have the option to order online.Click the photo below to go to the website.

Fierce Blogs - Mc Donald's Online Delivery
If there first 2 option still does not fit your preference, you can also order via your mobile.

Fierce Blogs - Order Mc Donald's via Mobile

Everything nowadays has really gone electronic and lazy! What's next? an electric way of picking our nose? That will be the day.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Regine Velasquez - What About Love (live)

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In my previous blog, I mentioned that I will be sharing the live performance of Regine during the exclusive press launch of her new CD, Fantasy. As a started, you can listen her cover version of Heart's song, "What About Love"


More live performances will be featured only here on Fierce Blogs.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Regine Velasquez - New CD called Fantasy Out! (Press Conference)

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Lunch time today, Fierce Blogs attended the Press Conference of Regine Velasquez' CD launch called, Fantasy. The launch happened in Thaipan Restaurant (120 Scout Lazcano Street, Quezon City); where friends from media anticipated the arrival of The Songbird. I spotted ABS-CBN, GMA-7, TV5,Global Cinema, Channel V during the said launch.

Regine Velasquez - New CD Fantasy

Regine along with her entourage arrived at around 12:00 noon wearing her usual smile and congenial glances.She made a quick pass where the the event is supposed to be staged. then disappeared from the longing crowd. Where did she go? May be a quick make up retouch...

Then after 15 minutes, the-soon-to-be-wed artist appeared on stage and greeted everyone.

Regine Velasquez - Press Conference for new CD - Fantasy
The 40-year old singer, actress sang sample cuts from her latest CD (video to be posted on YouTube soon): Been Waiting, OK Lang Ako, What About Love, You Don't Know. I have not listened to the whole CD but I instantly fell in love with her cover on What About Love ( A Heart Original).

Regine Velasquez - Out with new CD, Fantasy

After giving the press some sample songs, Regine opened the floor to the usual Q&A. Fierce Blogs was able to capture the entire video of this and will also post them on YouTube (Fierce Blogs account).

Regine Velasquez - CD Cover Fantasy

But to give you some samples, here was the first question that was raised to the diva:

Press: "Yung mga mangyayari sa pasko, simulan natin 3 days before Christmas.

RV: "Bakla ka! Yun na nga yung kasal."

Press: "Ay yun na ba yun?!"

RV: "Ano ba?! Ano ba?!"

Press: "Di nga? Ano mangyayari?"

RV: "Ano mangyayari eh di kakasal na nga ako."

I really think this was a "duh" moment for that press member. Obviously he was totally unaware of the whole wedding date. Subsequently, this will of course make Regine laugh at the question.

Regine Velasquez - New CD Fantasy

Back to the new CD, Regine is offering a double CD composed of 22 songs. Disc 1 is where all the 12 original music are housed while disc 2 showcase 10 revival songs. You might be wondering why there are 2 packaging (they have the same content, by the way)? As Regine explained, it was never the plan to have 2 different CD covers. It was only the idea of Universal Records of which the Songbird is more than happy to see. It's her gift to her followers for collection.

     Disc 1

   1. You Don't Know
   2. Been Waiting
   3. Always
   4. This Time
   5. True Romance
   6. Sana'y Laging Ganito
   7. OK Lang Ako
   8. Fairy Tale
   9. Smile
  10. Funny One (Ogie's Theme)
  11. S.M.I.L.E. (Operation Smile Theme)
  12. Walang Iba

     Disc 2

   1. Fantasy
   2. All My Life
   3. I Go Crazy
   4. What About Love
   5. Papa Don't Preach
   6. You and Me
   7. Without Me
   8. Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop
   9. Love Will Keep Us Alive
  10. Dying

Having witnessed the rise of Regine's fame from a literal nobody to probably one of our country's premier singer, I could say she is still the standard when it comes to her genre. With her upcoming wedding, we could only envision who can fill the big stage she ones ruled. This is of course in anticipation that she will eventually take the back seat when it comes to her career and instead focus on her new found music - family.

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This CD is Regine's  second release under Universal Records of which the first one was her 2008 "Low Key".

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pancake House at Makati Avenue (Corner Gil Puyat) Starved Me to Death!

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Visiting a fast food has a very simple expectation - that is for your food to be served quick and warm. It does not even require a genius to know these basic and universal rule when it comes to dining to your nearby food chains. But what happens if these basic expectations are not met in oh-so-many-ways? 

Read along...

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, my friends and I decided to pamper ourselves by means of vanity - facial. Armed only with courage and confidence, we merrily drove our way towards the facial clinic (can't mention the name, sorry) without any prior reservation for that matter. Result? "Sir, we are already fully-booked today". Was it a major Sunday spoiler? Not really! We took our chance and failed. Not a big deal, after all. We are still embracing the slowness of Sunday with a smile and calmness.

Next agenda proves to be simpler... eat! Our choices were: Pancake House, Teriyaki Boy and Aling Inengs. After 5 minutes of contemplation, Pancake House won! It was a quick decision since we were all hungry at that time.

My friends ordered and so did I. Their food arrived but mine never made it on the table. Talk about being lucky!

My default order in Pancake House is their Pan Chicken, which is what I ordered yesterday. Little did I know that my "default food" will be the cause of my frustration and starvation that day.

The orders of my friends arrived and I expected mine to follow in a while (they ordered first). While waiting, I witnessed another customer, seated in front of us, snapped at the waiter. "I am watching you! I only ordered for a toasted bread and omelet and it took you 20 minutes to serve it? I can make this in 2 minutes (referring to her order). I thought to myself, Oh-oh, we have one angry customer in the house. The same lady asked for a pen and paper from the waiter and asked to have a word with the manager. Another oh-oh moment.

While these things are happening, my order has not arrived. 

I tried to gaze at the lady with subtlety. Her eyes were rolling and I can feel her heat in anger. Yayx!

Another 10 minutes of interesting chat with friends and my food was still nowhere in sight. At this point I am already feeling a bit goaded. I made a decent follow up with a smile. Probably being decent and polite nowadays prove to be useless.

It was after more than half an hour of waiting when my order arrived. This is the part which I call payback time.

"Cancel that order!" I utter with calmness. "Sir?" This is what the waiter replied to me.

With a mocking smile I repeated, "Cancel that order."

This is just terrible! If you anticipate that our food will be served late, tell it straight to our faces! We will understand. But what is unacceptable is giving us the impression that everything inside the kitchen is ok when in fact something is terribly wrong. We could tell, you know.

To Pancake House, thanks for a lunch-less Sunday afternoon. Carry on...

It was a good thing Figaro Coffee (Joya South Tower Rockwell) was there to save the day... and my hunger.

Loving my Pasta ala Carlo

Friday, November 26, 2010

Run United 2 (Unilab Active Health)

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Be part of a 2-day family event which is going to be the biggest in 2010!

Click photo below to register.

 

Online registration here.
Registration form here.

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Brought to you by:


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Monday, November 22, 2010

Nomination on Philippine Blog Awards - Lifestyle Category

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"Hi,

Congratulations and Thank you for accepting the nomination. Attached to this email is a PBA Nominee Badge. We are pleased to announce that there will a special raffle for nominees of the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards. If you win you need to be present to accept it.

The awards night is going to be on the 12th of December 2010 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.

Looking forward to see you on the 12th of December.

Sincerely Yours,
Philippine Blog Award" 
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The awards night is going to be on the 12th of December 2010 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.

Brought to you by Nokia & Globe Tattoo.

 

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Greenbelt) - Chef's Tuna

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Where to get? Only at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf! It's called Chef's Tuna.


Blog notes:
  •  Facebook Like Page
  • Address - Greenbelt 3, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legaspi St., Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
  • Telephone Number - (02) 757-6003 
  • Business hours - Opens from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Main site of Coffee Bean here.
  • Related reviews here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Most Read Blogs on Fierce Blogs

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Share As part of the anniversary month, I would like to showcase the most read blogs from November 2009 to November 2010.

Top Spot goes too... 

2nd spot is for Beabi Shop

4th is a Restaurant Review made for Dad's Glorietta 3

And the 5th place is another Fierce Blog Review for Chowking (Chorizo Chao Fan)

www.ericcapacia.com

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

BFF - Bistro Frequent Foodie - Italianni's, Fish & Co., FlapJacks & Fridays

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Fierce Blogs visited T.G.I. Friday's Bonifacio High Street branch last Nov 12 and was treated well. They even gave me a BFF Card - (Bistro Frequent Foodie).

Address:

T.G.I. Friday's Bonifacio High Street
Quadrant B3, Bonifacio High Street Taguig City
Contact No - 8562996 | Fax No - 8562997

You can check out their menu here.
Card bearer is entitled to a 20% discount on the following establishment:




- Minimum order of P500.
- You get a bottle of house wine if your group is 10 and more


(Click Photo to visit website)
eGift Card - Fierce Blogs

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fierce Find - Go Organic with Human Nature

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A month ago I was asked to review a product that I am not really familiar with. When I opened the box it says, Human Nature. There are 3 products inside the box: A hand sanitizer, Bug spray and a lip moisturizer. 


Since I have been terribly busy lately, it was only today when I had the time to really check these products:

Human Nature Products - Fierce Blogs
Hand Sanitizer - Fierce Blogs


And of all the products they ask me to try, this is my favorite...

Bug Spray - Fierce Blogs




For complete products list, you may visit their website. They also have a Like Page in Facebook.

Blog notes:

  • HUMAN NATURE Products are 100% Organic, 100% Chemical free and 100% made w/ Philippine ingredients.  
  • Location is at Valle Verde, Pasif City, Philippines
  • You may contact them thru mobile number, 0917-8821014

Fierce Find - Rio Mints (Fresh and Stylish)

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Another Fierce Find to share today.

Rio Mints are the coolest and latest mint to arrive in Manila. It promises a long lasting freshness in every mint. What is so unique about this product is the unique and fashionable tins where the mints are kept. It is sugar free and it comes in 5 flavors: Burgundy Grape, Pink Grapefruit, Honey Melon, Green Tea & Peppermint.


My goal today is to try the other flavors!

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Chili's Bar and Grill - Discounts! Freebie!

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Anything that you get for free is something to be thankful for. However getting another freebie twice in a row is something to rejoice and is worth sharing to your readers.

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October 4, 2:09pm I received a text message from a person who claims to be from Chili's, Greenbelt 5 branch. The message reads like this:

"Gudafternoon! Dis is Lhey of CHILIS, Greenbelt5, Makati. We wud lyk 2 inform u dat u wOn a 50o pes0 chilis gift certificate bcoz u c0mpletely filled up our c0mment card. 4mor inquiries kindly call us at 72930xx nd nd luk 4 any mnager on duty.thnk u!"

I thought to myself, if this is for real, then it is awful sending text messages to your customers in a *"squatteric" fashion. Sure, I was able to read the content but not until I had a bleary look on my face. What if the customer could not comprehend such distorted form of SMS-ing? I guess it will all be pointless...

November 5, 11:30pm, I had the chance to dine in at Chilis Greenbelt 5 along with colleagues and I remember the awful text message I got from the same, exact establishment. Let's put it to a test...

Our food attendant that night was Jomay, who happens to be the same guy who served us well during our last visit at Chili's, Greenbelt 5. From first glance, you will immediately notice that the attendant loves what he's doing. He does it with passion and sincerity. 10 Perfect Fierce Points for that kind of customer service!

I showed Jomay the text message I got and he had to validate it. When he returned he gave this to me...

Gift Certificate - Fierce Blogs
Chili's - Fierce Blogs
The odd-looking text was real after all. Thanks!

Then we had to pay the bill since we needed to head back for work. I was surprised to get another freebie on the same night...

Our food attendant explained that they are requesting for an online survey from me. He handed over a small receipt showing the details.

And so I did after a day. Guess what? I got another freebie -  Triple Play with a purchase pf P750 or more. Sweet!

Free Triple Play - Fierce Blogs
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Like what I've said, freebies in this age and time is something to be thankful for. Nowadays, everything seems to have a tag price. Getting discounts and freebies may not tantamount to winning a lottery, but these are the things that you remember on top of the quality of food. And of course the kind of customer service experience is on top!

If you happen to visit the resto and your table would be attended by Jomay, you are lucky. The guy provides a service you would really call A1 Customer Service!

As a final note, Fierce Blogs would like to relay a message to Chili's. May be you may want to re-consider sending professionally done sms. After all, your market are those belonging to mid to upper class.

Blog Notes:

* Squatteric - A Fierce Blog vocabulary that is synonymous to ghastly.

Address                         Chili's Bar and Grill
                                      2/F, Greenbelt 5
                                      Makati City, Metro Manila
                                      Philippines

Tel no                            (02) 729-2862

Main Site                       Chilis.com

Other Reviews               Munchpunch Clickthecity Myfoodtrip

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