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Sunday, December 26, 2010

How do I Plan to Plan 2011 with a Planner?


A very timely question before the year ends. --Planning.

"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." Sounds really familiar right? But first, why do I plan to plan 2011 with a planner?

We must start with the roots.

--I do have a problem regarding my lapse of remembering certain event. But right after a spark of light flash through my mind, I remember it right away. So as a tool, I write it to my NOTES.
 A notes is just an application of my cellphone. A very primitive way of writing a short and detailed event.

--Next, I have many untimely appointments and dues. UNTIMELY because I am just aware of it when the date arrives.

--And lastly, I want to resolve my own case. I want all my documents, milestones and time table UPDATED.

The why must turn to HOW. How do I plan to plan 2011 with a planner?

I will write all important dates to remember. On a piece of paper or the back page of the planner, I will list:
1. birth date of my special someones
2. anniversary
3. family events
4. public gatherings with friends

(office related)
1. project milestones
2. on-going projects
3. approved projects
4. pending projects
5. released projects
6. upcoming appointments
7. site inspections
8. itinerary

I will gradually transfer it to the separate pages intended for that particular date. And most specially, I will start January 1, 2011 by writing several topics: --Yesterday, --Today and --Tomorrow as my reminder or alarm. But it is too lengthy. Just apply the word KISS or the words KEEP IT SHORT AND SIMPLE.

Just like,, Cram It! or a link/URL shortener is the best tool for us who loves social networking and blogging. -- VERY STRAIGHT BUT FORWARD. Not just KISS but also LIPS, can be memorized and be shouted out without hefty lines, crazy characters with small and big caps and long characters. Just visit and type your favorite blogpost, url and everything and anything in between.

original post:

using URL shortener:

It is very simple to use,

1. Visit;
2. Copy the url link;
3. Paste the url link to the box;
4. Click CRAM IT!
5. Copy the shortened url to your favorite social networking sites.

--See? Very straight forward with LIPS and sealed with a KISS!

--Plan for the worst and hope for the best, come 2011. Happy New Year!

Cram It!
Brian Ong's blogspot,



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Exploration: California Pizza Kitchen


A famous fine dining experience from California Pizza Kitchen passed through our life. CPK offered their best to serve us with great lineup of food without soda or additional drinks.

White Pizza
First stop? White Pizza. We shared a 10 inch White Pizza. The thin crust revealed the full flavors of the toppings which includes: combination of Mozzarella, Fontina, Ricotta, Parmesan and Pecorino Romano cheeses with sautéed spinach and garlic. It is not to salty nor bitter due to the combination of white cheeses and herbs. Another complete meal who loves pizza and cheese.

Broccoli Sun-dried Tomato Fusili
Next is the bitter but better Broccoli Sun-dried Tomato Fusili pasta. Tossed and topped with Fusilli, fresh broccoli, garlic, sun-dried and fresh Roma tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. A vegetable lover like me will love at dig every spoonful of our new sensation.You may ask for extra ground pepper to your friendly friend CPK crew who serves with a pleasant smile.

Spicy Mayan Chocolate Cake
And the finish line. We met the spicy and sweet dessert called Spicy Mayan Chocolate Cake. Enhance with  vanilla ice cream and fresh whipped cream, served with vanilla ice cream sauce and candied walnuts, the Layers of spicy chocolate cake bursts its full flavor after you swallowed the thing. Let us put into this, when you swallowed it, you will not savor any hint of hot or spicy taste but wait until you get to the easy part. The flavor will just leave a spicy and sweet taste. Crazy right? Try it and you'll know what I am saying.

Note: I forgot to bring my digital camera so I used my old cellphone. and darn with the pictures! Hehe!

We paid everything we ate. We are not paid to advertise and promote this store.

Prize range per meal, PhP450-650 for two.

Address and contact details:

California Pizza Kitchen
Trinoma Mall
Address Level M3 Trinoma Mall,
Edsa cor. North Avenue,
Brgy. Bagong Pag-asa,
Quezon City, NCR. Philippines
9013881 or  9013882
California Pizza Kitchen fan Page

Monday, December 20, 2010

Exploration: Boulevard Diner

One word that I uttered, UNIQUE! That's our first experience munching and crunching Gorgonzola Burger, Huge Fries, Iced Tea and the famous Choc Nut Milk Shake.

Are you curious about it? Well, settle your taste buds for the newest flavour that hit Katipunan, BOULEVARD DINER.

Gorgonzola Burger and Big Fries

Gorgonzola Burger is composed of Green ice lettuce, tomatoes, 1/3 lb beef patty, white cheese, sautéed oyster mushrooms, Gorgonzola dressing, and poppy seed bun. Sounds delicious? Definitely, YES. The first smell of the burger itself is very relaxing. It has no beefy smell that will fight your senses. The patty contains less oil that we'll surely love. The arrangement of the ingredients made it rich and flavorful. The poppy seed bun is not to thin and too thick that may absorb the condiments that will turn it dull, sag, wet and will taste like the condiment "bun." White cheese, sautéed oyster mushrooms, Gorgonzola dressing combo rocks! The newest side of burger add-ons. The earthly taste of oyster mushroom combined with bitter and natural Green ice lettuce with tangy and salty white cheese means the day loves you. You will love it at its first bite and as the Man behind the work of art supported my taste, you will enjoy it without any condiments.

Choc Nut Milk Shake
The next stop is one of their best sellers, Choc Nut Milk Shake. Made with the child-favorite Choco Nut, milk blended with crushed ice. It taste really really good! I remembered the time that we celebrate our meal enjoying choc nut as a viand to rice.

Big Fries!!!
Potato wedges? No. It is big Boulevard Diner's Fries. Fried until turned to crisp added with salt makes it a full meal. And don't forget about the Iced Tea, power meal with drinks.

An 80s inspired place with 80s songs, red white and yellow interior designs is a perfect place like home. Very neat, clean and cool place! Small but incredible!

Jaziel, Me and Alvin Ong
Thanks to Alvin Ong and his crew that served us. A small chat with the culinary artist and entrepreneur itself, Mr. Alvin Ong ended the full story.


Gift Certificates
We paid everything we ate. I won a gift certificate courtesy of their contest and we add small amount to satisfy our cravings. We are not paid to advertise and promote his store. We just want to give thanks to Alvin Ong and company for his wonderful diner.

Prize range per meal, PhP150-250.

Address and contact details
91 Xavierville Ave., Loyola Heights,
Quezon City, Metro Manila,
(02) 504-5634
Boulevard Diner's facebook fan page

Thursday, December 16, 2010

10 Fun Things I Can Do with a new Lenovo Laptop:


10 Fun Things I Can Do with a new Lenovo Laptop

Ten Fun or Funny Things I can DEAL with a NEW LENOVO LAPTOP is too small. Why? Because the number TEN is just the beginning. With the vast and superb performance of any LENOVO Laptop, it is just a niche. But I must adhere to contest rule of Mr. Abraham "Abe" Olandres of the famous (

Lenovo G460 (from

Here it goes:

10. As a part of learning process, I will enhance my skills doing editing and cropping the faces of my friends and post it to their social networking pages/walls. I will exchange their face to a body of mascots and famous celebrities with before and after captions. Hehe.

me munching one of my favorite cake
9. We love taking photos or our gadgets right? So why not capture your oldest desktop computer with ancient specs in partner of my new Lenovo Laptop? I SELL the ancient one. But where's the "fun" or funny part? I WILL SELL IT FOR FREE! Hehehe

8. I will chat with webcam all of my long lost friends, classmates, relatives and Tita Norma. I miss them a lot. Since my desktop computer is a thing in the past, my internet connection and the performance of it is very minimal.

me on a cake, hehe!
7. I will join several of your contests and other contests too! I will help you promote your site and blogs. It is a fun thing to share and also experience euphoria when you win something.

6. I love writing my experience and knowledge with my career, my new Lenovo Laptop will become my journal for those brainstorming moments and my new NOTEBOOK.

 oath taking, one of my memorable event of my life
5. As a young and new to blogging profession, back logs and lack of time commitments fall to my way. Blogging will be as easy as 1-2-3 if I can mobilize my time with the ease and comfort of using a LENOVO LAPTOP.

4. My list became more serious! As a former "child," I love playing arcade games, family computers and even brick game *very old school.* I will install lots of games that my friends and office-mates regularly plays.

3. I will also manipulate my old photos and post it to my profile, my before and after pictures, devastation of typhoons and many more. One word, SHARE!

2. I will ask my friends to celebrate, give a name and welcome to the new world my new Lenovo Laptop, including its birthday. YES!

1. I don't have a laptop right now. And I joined to own one. So, It is not a thing to do but a thing of fun. Owning a new Lenovo Laptop is not just an expression of the word "FUN" but also a bountiful of joy, blessed, happy and very thankful.

me reaching for the stars! este pointing at the tarpaulin
That’s it! Many people can relate to it. So, visit

and share your 10 Fun Things I Can Do with a new Lenovo Laptop and you might have a chance to win a NEW Lenovo IdeaPad G460.

It is my official entry to the Lenovo-YugaTech Laptop Giveaway and the here's the contest page

Lenovo's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Contest Alert: Sassy New Year Giveaway!


I stumbled upon a great contest and I am sharing you how to win the following:

My Sassy Chef's Sassy New Year Giveaway!

A maroon velvet glam pouch (with lots of studs!) from the World Bazaar Festival

La Senza Super Rich Body Butter in Sweet Embrace (White Orchid, Vanilla, and Italian Mandarin)
Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Orange Sapphire Shower Gel

Gold, chrome, and bronze bangles from the World Bazaar Festival

Note that only one winner can get all of these. The contest starts tonight, December 5, 2010, and ends on December 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm. will decide who the winner will be. Prizes will be shipped for free anywhere in the Philippines. Only available to Philippine residents.

There's also two consolation prizes of $5 each thru Paypal. Open locally and internationally.

Winners will be announced on January 2, 2010.

Contest Mechanics:
1.Follow her on Google Friend Connect (via her blog post)
2.Go to the Facebook Page of My Sassy Chef and click "Like".
3.Share the link on facebook.
4.On the blank box above the title of the blog post, tag My Sassy Chef and paste this sentence: "Join the Sassy New Year Giveaway from @My Sassy Chef and Win Cool Prizes!". To tag, type in the “@” symbol then follow it with the word “My Sassy Chef.” If you liked the fan page, this will open a drop-down menu box from which you will click on "My Sassy Chef".
5.Set the privacy options of the wall post to "everyone". To do this, click on the lock icon beside the share button. Private posts will not be counted.
6.Post the URLs of your entries at the comment section of her post.

Additional entries:
1.Follow My Sassy Chef on Twitter to earn one more raffle entry.
2.Tweet this on Twitter: "Join the Sassy New Year Giveaway @SassyChefBlog and Win Cool Prizes!" to one more additional entry.
3.Blog about this contest, with one link in your post to the homepage of this blog, to earn five additional entries.
4.Post your additional entries on separate comments on her post.

My Sassy Chef Facebook fan page

My Sassy Chef Blogspot

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Contest Alert :California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) P500 GCs from Hit A Bargain

I am sharing  you one of my favorite Pizza in town and Hit A bargain offers an exciting promo for California Pizza Kitchen.

Here's how:

Exclusive to Hit A Bargain! Facebook members (click here to sign up), CPK is giving away 10 gift certificates worth P500 each (plus free Loyalty Card membership which would give you tremendous savings every time you dine using the card) for FREE!!!

Today, California Pizza Kitchen is one of the most respected and recognized casual dining restaurants in the Philippines.

At CPK, there is constant innovation. Below are just a few of their new offerings:
The Original BBQ Chicken

CPK’s most popular pizza, introduced in their first restaurant in Beverly Hills in 1985. Barbecue sauce, smoked Gouda and Mozzarella cheeses, BBQ Chicken, sliced red onions and cilantro.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken (New)

Fresh pineapple, BBQ chicken, smoked Gouda and Mozzarella cheeses, barbecue sauce, sliced red onions and cilantro.

BBQ Chicken with Applewood Smoked Bacon (new)

BBQ chicken, applewood smoked bacon, smoked Gouda and Mozzarella cheeses, barbecue sauce, sliced red onions and cilantro.


Hungry already? Now is your chance to try out CPK’s delectable offerings for FREE! Here’s how:

HOW TO JOIN: Tell us “Why do you love CPK?” You may submit multiple entries (by leaving comment/s below with a working email address), but, may only win once. The top 10 with most shares & creative answers will win the prize*!

Entry requirements:

As part of the requirements in winning the gift certificates, you must be a Hit A Bargain! Facebook member.
Share this freebie promo to at least 20 friends (more is better, of course!). Click the “Share This” button below at the end of this page and choose your email host or Facebook, Digg, Delicious, etc. to share this promo. The more medium (forums, blogs, social networking sites, etc.) you use to share this promo, the bigger chances of winning! Make sure to copy furnish:
Email the following information to
Full Name
Birthday & Age
Email Address
Delivery Address
Contact Numbers
Occupation / Company
URL links where you shared CPK’s freebie promo of Hit A Bargain! (Please make sure that your shares are on public mode and can be viewed by anyone).
This contest is open to all 18 years and above.
Only entries that fulfill the above-mentioned requirements will be accepted.

Deadline of entries is extended to December 15, 2010. Official announcement of winners will be on or before January 2, 2010.

*Tip: Entries are 50% judged on the quality and quantity of shares made. So, keep on SHARING the promo by clicking the “Share This” button below (or post in famous forums, social networking sites, etc. with photo and link: ) for more chances of winning!

California Pizza Kitchen branches:
Glorietta 3Address Glorietta III, Phase II-A,
Ayala Center
City Makati City
Telephone (632) 8939898/8939999
Fax (632) 8672115

Alabang Town CenterAddress Corte de las Palmas,
Alabang Town Center
City Muntinlupa City
Telephone (632) 8505771

Shangri-La PlazaAddress Unit 201 C, Level 2
Shangri-La Plaza Mall
City Mandaluyong City
Telephone (632) 6877841 to 42
Fax (632) 6877840

Promenade MallAddress AF-8 L-8 G/F Promenade Mall
Greenhills Shopping Center
City San Juan
Telephone (632) 7257377

Trinoma MallAddress Level M3 Trinoma Mall
Edsa cor. North Avenue,
Brgy. Bagong Pag-asa
City Quezon City
Telephone (632) 9013881/9013882

Power Plant MallAddress 2/F Archaeology,
Power Plant Mall,
Rockwell Center
City Makati City
Telephone (632) 8953447/8955250
Fax (632) 8954404

Greenbelt 5Address GREENBELT 5
Unit 77 & 78, Level 2
Legazpi Street
City Makati City
Telephone (632) 4017160/ 5725965

Visit CPK at: and at Facebook.