Sunday, October 22, 2017

Puerto Princesa Seniors Get Free Movies at SM Cinema

Mondays will become movie date day for senior citizens in Puerto Princesa City as SM Prime Holdings Inc. announced Senior Citizen Free Movie Day.

By simply showing their ID Cards issued by the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA), senior citizens will have a 100-percent free admission privilege to the SM Cinemas on Monday First Screening provided this does not fall on a regular or special holiday.

The free pass is exclusive for the use of the senior citizens only and valid only at the SM City Puerto Princesa Regular Cinemas.

Sneak previous, advance screenings, premiere nights, special public screenings, reserved screenings, and sports or live events shall not be covered by the said admission.

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries shall be exempted for free viewing during the first two weeks of their initial screenings.

This will definitely be a blessing to our senior citizens. With our movie industry starting to gain grounds again, our lolos and lolas can now enjoy, relax, and see their favorite actors for free.

For movie schedules and more information, like SM City Puerto Princesa Facebook Page or visit SM Cinema at the upper ground level.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cabalen opens 1st store in Palawan

Armed with passionate will to serve excellence on every plate, strong sense of community and a burning desire to showcase the underrated greatness that lies within the colorful and vibrant tastes and flavors of Philippine cuisine, Cabalen marks its legacy as it finally opens in Palawan at SM City Puerto Princesa on October 19, 2017.

Cabalen champions Kapampangan dishes as it reaches distinctive areas and is now on its 33rd branch – with one international branch at San Bruno, California. Cabalen continues to be the frontrunner in the country’s restaurant industry for more than three decades.

Tagged as the Home of the Best Kare-kare and known for their sumptuous dishes like Caldereta, fresh and flavorful Beringhe, crispy Pritchon, and sweet and unique Tibok-tibok, Cabalen provides a premium line – value buffet that never fails Filipino food cravings.

Remaining true to its mission in bringing Filipino families closer together by offering functions where families could celebrate momentous occasions like no other, Cabalen has proved its position as the standard of excellent Filipino cuisine with its freshest ingredients and the most stringent quality control.

Taste the goodness of Filipino cuisine on the best-valued price at Cabalen: the family’s all-time and leading buffet favorite.

Visit and dine on their newly opened store at the upper ground level of SM City Puerto Princesa. For more information, visit their Facebook Page: CabalenRestaurant or email them at

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Kay's Hotspring Visit

The weekend weather forecast says that it’s going to be gloomy until the following weekdays. Luckily, there was an announced nationwide holiday due to transportation strike about to happen in Manila and I just don’t want to rot in the house so we decided to go out and visit a nearby hot spring. 

Just a 20mins drive from our home, Kay’s Hotspring offers a natural hot springs in small pools. They also offer food and drinks for their costumer. Entrance is 150/adult and 75/child below 8yo and they charge corkage for the food you bring inside the resort (Php 150/viand).

They also offer cottages for overnight stay ranging from 1,000-1500/night good for 2 persons and 100 per additional person. My daughters enjoyed the hot spring and swam on the pool as the rain continued to pour that day.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Kuya J goes 100 - SM City Puerto Princesa Branch

Kuya J Restaurant, the once hole-in- the-wall in Cebu and now one of the fastest growing casual dining restaurants in the country, has done no other Filipino restaurant has achieved – to open 100 stores in just 2 years after its launch.

The restaurant celebrated its huge milestone #CheersTo100 at the Event Center of the recently opened SM City Puerto Princesa in Palawan, together with its one and only blockbuster bida, Jericho Rosales. 

“We wanted the 100 th store to be significant. We chose Puerto Princesa City to house our 100 th store because the City plays a vital role in tourism and community development,” answered Winglip Chang, President and Chief Executive Officer of iKitchen, the company behind Kuya J, when asked about the reason for placing Kuya J’s restaurant in SM City Puerto Princesa. 
Hundreds of fans and Kuya J lovers gathered to take part in the celebration with Echo serenading them with a medley of his top hits. “Our 100 th store is not only a result of the hardwork and passion of the entire Kuya J family. It’s actually more of the overwhelming love and support of Filipino families all over the country,” shared Mr. Danny Pumarega, Chief Operating Officer of Kuya J. 

Most guests of Kuya J during the event were first-time to visit the restaurant complimenting the interiors, which are clean and homey with relaxing furniture that makes you enjoy the food even more. Mr. Chang also said, “We are not going to stop at 100 stores. We want to continue building as many stores as possible together with continuous improvement.” 

Looks like Kuya J is showing no signs of slowing down in letting Filipinos get a taste of its delicious dishes and the heartwarming experience that goes with it. Now, if Kuya J has done what seemed impossible possible, just imagine what it can do in the next year or two. 

Who is Kuya J? 

Kuya J Restaurant, formerly known as “Ang Kan-anan ni Kuya J,” started as a humble eatery along the streets of Cebu. But with Kuya J’s undeniably delicious dishes, mouthwatering words of recommendation quickly spread into every Cebuanos’ palate. 

With that, Kuya J instantly became one of the well-loved restaurants in Cebu. But who is Kuya J? There were a lot of curiosity among locals about who is referred to in Kuya J’s name. The President of iKitchen answered that the restaurant’s name refers to no particular person, but a brand that symbolizes the Filipino family where there are a lot of names starting with J like Jose, John, Joseph, and Jericho. 

To this day, the restaurant continues to satisfy every Filipino family’s appetite nationwide. Using only the freshest ingredients available, Kuya J cooks up a storm of delicious Pinoy food in every corner of the Philippines. 

Does Jericho own Kuya J? “In a way, yes,” said Jericho Rosales in front of the media, who got a chance to have an intimate moment with the bida and Kuya J’s top management talking about the monumental feat and the exciting future of the restaurant. 

The blockbuster bida added that Kuya J became a part of him as he took pride in the brand that truly embodies the Filipino culture that is family-oriented. Echo is actually the perfect endorser for Kuya J. 

He is one of the award-winning drama actors in the country and the best Kuya to his family. Kuya J finds him very inspiring with his trait of always putting his heart into everything that he does, especially when touching people’s lives. 

Kuya J Favorites After trying the food at Kuya J Restaurant, one could not be surprised how much people love their interpretations of Filipino favorites, which are very reasonably priced. Some of the local favorites so far are the following: 

The Grilled Scallops (P230) is a fresh reminder of Cebu because every restaurant there has some version of this dish. Each scallop shell is covered in a generous amount of cheese and garlic that enhances the umami flavor of the seafood. 

The Chorizo Dinamitas (P170) might be thought to be super spicy, but an initial bite could lead anyone to eating more. Chopped Cebu chorizo and cheddar cheese make it a salty-sweet appetizer with a nice crunch and mild spiciness. 

The star of the feast at Kuya J is their Kuya J’s Crispy Pata (P490/regular, P695/family). Served on a wooden board with a serving ready to cut up the crispy pork trotter into easy to eat pieces. The skin is satisfyingly crispy with tender, juicy and flavorful meat inside. 

The fat is also just a thin layer between the skin and the meat, perfect. Another dish they are proud of is the Kare-Kare (P399). The sauce goes really well with rice while the ox tail has been cooked fork tender. 

This will really make you eat more rice than you intend. Be sure to save room for dessert like the showstopping Mango Pandan (P80). 

You’d hardly expect a glass of mango and pandan jelly cubes with condensed milk to be topped with beautiful spun sugar. 

Or you might want to try their very Espesyal Halo-Halo treat. A sweet ending to a Filipino feast. #Cheersto100 Treat In addition to its 100 th store celebration, Kuya J has prepared an espesyal treat for its customers. 

From October 7 to 31, 2017, 2PM to 5PM, the Kuya J Original and Ube Halo- Halo Espesyal will be available at 50% off. So that means everyone can enjoy the uniquely delicious dessert for only P55 at any Kuya J Restaurant branches nationwide. 

Kuya J Restaurant is a Filipino casual dining restaurant that offers quality dishes such as Crispy Pata, Grilled Scallops, Bulalo, Sisig, Roast Chicken, and more. Visit their website at to know more about Kuya J.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Tried Samyang Spicy Ramen

It's been the talk of the town lately.. And I got curious about it, but the problem is no one's selling this in our area.. Until my friend's got some supplies and posted online that she's selling some.. So I bought a few packs.

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