Monday, February 24, 2014

The Walking Dead 0411: Claimed

Tara is becoming prettier and gaining a following week after week

I can assure you that this post contains harmless spoilers on the latest episode of TWD. I would like to believe that.

This episode could have been titled "Happy" because some characters will learn how to smile or laugh again, something we have not seen on the faces of the protagonists for quite a while. Michonne will try to be funny in one sequece and see how Carl reacts.

But a more interesting slice of Michonne's life (pun intended) will be revealed. I, and other fans of this kick-ass katana slasher, just hope that this will not soften her character.

Personally, this week's most suspenseful scenes are not with a zombies. Ask Rick.

Daryl is a no show again in this episode after that short apperance last week which I think is sort of a strategy for the writers and producers to make his fans salivate for more of his arrows in future episodes.

The only consolation for female fans is that there's a load of actions with Glenn and Rick.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dine like a King at King Bee

I usually spend Sunday with my family for a stroll in a mall or a fun activity after attending mass in the morning. But last February 16, we had to scrap our routine and decided to stay at home to rest after a busy week highlighted by a week-long Family Day celebration in my son’s school and a get-together with some high school buddies.

However, the mole on my right foot was that itchy that I could not stay firm lying on a sofa. Come lunch time, I found myself inside the newly constructed behemoth Fisher Mall in Quezon City to attend the soft opening of the latest branch of King Bee Chinese Food restaurant.

King Bee is a modern, contemporary yet authentic Chinese restaurant with eight branches in to date. They have two outlets in Cavite, one in Laguna, one in Antipolo, one in Las Pinas, and three in Quezon City including the newest addition to the growing food venture.

As you enter the restaurant, you will take notice of the decoration that gives a unique ambience t and warm relaxed atmosphere. Indeed, a culinary escape from the daily hustle and bustle of daily life. It is just the place to have a luxurious bite, thanks to the accommodating and friendly staff. Well, personally, it felt like I was treated kingly while dining in.

Whether you’re a Chinese food lover or not, you are sure to be captivated by the aromatic flavors and distinctive blend of galangal, lemongrass, lime Leaf and coriander that spice up some of the dishes at King Bee.

Choose from the delectable dishes such as Dimsum Platter and Yang chow rice. Delight in the delicious flavours Chicken with Asparagus and take a hefty bite of tasty Roasted Chicken with Beef Fried Rice. Perhaps you prefer Sweet and Sour Pork with delectable Yangchow Fried Rice.

Come next Sunday, my wife and I plan to have lunch at King Bee to spend a post Valentine date. This time, it’s just the two of us. And I will definitely bring a camera with fully-charged battery so I can finally take photos of the food that should be appearing (and teasing) in this post.

Thanks for my friend and fellow blogger Marco Demo for the invitation and the privilege to be one of the first to dine-in at King Bee – Fisher Mall. Check their menu Facebook.

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Walking Dead 0410: Inmates

Gone too soon? I mean why only in the early parts of this week episode are his appearance
I can assure you that this post contains harmless spoilers on the latest episode of TWD. I would like to believe that.

Expect the girls to scream in the early parts of this week episode, not redlly because of the action and chase scenes but mainly because of the man with the crossbow whom millions of TWD fans missed sorely.

A little over 10 minutes in the spisode, you'll cheer because somebody got "ressurected." If you don't agree with me, leave a comment and tell me to just stick on baby-sitting my kid.

I just love how the writers of the show divide the main characters into groups. You'll love the pairing/ groupings that you'll feel uncomfortable because you know that they will not work out as a team and sooner or later will end up in conflict/s. Although one partnership may end up in a very "interesting" set-up.

New characters will be introduced and let's see how long they'll stay in the show.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Swish Love with Fresh Breath

Valentine’s Day is a little different this year.

Yup, my wife and I had our traditional dinner date and exchanging of gifts and greeting cards. Only this time, we have five other pairs to share the table with. Let’s call it a group date.  We were joined by my wife’s siblings and their spouses in a pizza parlor in Gateway mall in Quezon City. The night was filled with laughter and my tummy with slices of thin crust goodies.

When we got home, I can still recall all the amusing stories we shared. I can still taste the spaghetti sauce in my mouth. Worse, I can still smell the scent of the onion toppings of the pizzas that I ate. Well, it only took me 30 seconds to solve the problem.

Good thing we have Swish Mouthwash, a quality product of Unilab, in our bathroom. It’s a alcohol-free oral care brand.  One unique thing about it is that it has SureFresh that helps fight bad breath, plaque and gingivitis for long-lasting fresh breath.  You can even have a different flavor of mouthwash per day since Swish has five great-tasting variants: Peppermint Fresh, Arctic Chill, Cinnamon Blast, Mangosteen Mint and Icy Choco Mint.

My personal favorite is Arctic Chill because of the exciting coolness it brings inside my mouth. I actually have a post about the minty level that every Swish flavor gives. Check HERE if you want to learn what variant will suit your need.

The following day, I was talking to my officemates about how they spent Heart’s day. Kuya Toto and Edward were excitedly sharing their story when I noticed something, smelled something to be precise. I can tell what they had over lunch based on the scent in the room. There’s definitely something fishy entering my nostrils so I offered them a couple of pocket size Swiss

I told them that since it’s alcohol free, it is safe to use every day and assures an enjoyable gargling experience. With Swish, they’ll definitely have fresh breath all day. It’s an essential product in every home and office. It’s a must inside the bathroom.

Here’s what my officemate has to say about Swish Mouthwash: 

Edward: “Swish taste good. It really tastes mangosteen. The taste and smell of the fish I ate for lunch was totally gone. My mouth feels very fresh now.”

Kuya Toto: “I like it. I can now kiss my wife even after eating as long I use Swish.”

Well, I am just happy that I was able to share love, or Swish love to be exact. As I always say to my friend, nothing can go bad if you have fresh breath.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dumb Ways to be Loved

Have you heard of the video "Dumb Ways to Die" that went viral  a couple of years ago?

It was a public service announcement campaign by Metro Trains in Australia to promote rail safety. The campaign video went viral through sharing and social media since it was released in November 2012. The campaign received some criticism on its "morbidness" as the ad reinforces deadly trains as a possible suicide method.  To date, it has spawned at least 85 video parodies.

For the spirit of fun, which I think is one of the elements of the video that one will easily notice, I wrote a poem (that can one can sing along with the original video) dedicated to all guys out there who are still in the process of unlocking the art of being loved. I am no love expert but I have some tips that have worked for me that I want to share.

(De) Composed by Richard Mamuyac

Take time to fix your hair
Buy a Schick and shave your beard
Ask someone out for a date
And don’t forget to brush your teeth

Dumb ways to be loved
So many dumb ways to be loved
Dumb ways to be loved
So many dumb ways to be loved

Check your crush but do not stalk
Where she study or go to work
Teach yourself how to say Hi
Without freezing in front of sweetie pie

(Repeat Chorus)

Invite an available girl in sight
Take her home for a ride
Take your helmet off but don’t shove on her face
Let her use it and say “I’ll take you to a safe place”

(Repeat Chorus)

Keep a Cocker Spaniel as a pet
Post a selfie photo on the Internet
Or on Youtube, sing a tune or two
Choose the songs with words like “I love you”

(Repeat Chorus)

Dress up and act cool even it’s summer season
Buy flowers ‘coz she deserve it and that’s the reason
Stand on the edge of table of your loved one
Try to smile and relax while your finger crossing
Recite the sweet nothings you’ve been practicing
Pop the question, “Would it be possible for you to love me?”

The dumbest ways to be loved
The dumbest ways to be loved
The dumbest ways to be loved
So many dumb
So many dumb ways to be loved
be loved be loved be loved

Be astig but not maangas. Be confident and stop being torpe. A message from Astig Machismis.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Walking Dead 0409: After

Michonne will again showcase her kick ass character this episode
I can assure you that this post contains harmless spoilers on the latest episode of TWD. I would like to believe that.

But please allow me to reconfirm one of the major highlights in the midseason finale of TWD season 4 (Too Far Gone): two major deaths.

Hershel is dead and so as the Governor. One of the vivid images that will be seen at the start of episode 9 is the dead body of Gov with a big hole on his head--- meaning, this will be the last time we will see him since he will not turn into a walker. Okay, enough of the spoilers, as if you did not saw that coming.

For fans of Michonne, who will again showcase her kick ass character in the beginning of the show, you better not miss this episode. She'll have quite of a moment with Hershel (yup, our good ol' Hershel will still appear in this show and could be his last as well). And a peak from her past (or was it) will be revealed thus we'll finally understand her personality.

As what we have seen in the last episode, Rick and his son Carl went together and was seperated from the others. It's like they'll starting all over again just like in season 1 (and the Piolo-Toni movie, perpahs? lol). Well, Carl still annoys his dad (and the rest of us) because of his ill-advised decisions and hardheadiness. And btw, he might draw the biggest screams for this episode.

But the most shocking moment in the history of this TV series might have just happened this week--- the death of a major, major character. Is HE really dead?

The other not so good this week is... no Daryl! Sorry, girls. But next episode will be one heck of a ride base on the preview video.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Think about your drink

One thing that has been more unpredictable than a woman’s mind these days is the weather.

Just like yesterday, I have to use two blankets while sleeping because it felt like I have two air conditioning unit switched to high cool mode. Actually, we already turned off our unit because the cold breeze outside found its way to enter our room. We’re expecting a windy or cool afternoon so we thought of going out for a family activity only to find out that the sun is scorching hot by noon time. Well, I can still say that is much better than the weather in the southern part of country where a typhoon is being experienced now.

With the kind of climate that we have, it just right that we make our bodies prepared against sickness. A good diet, regular exercise and vitamins are just some of the things we can consider. Many people are actually cautious these days about what to eat and drink and that’s what we really need to do--- make smarter and healthier choices!

I read an article online about Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited grand winner Slater young promoting Oishi Smart C+, a convenient and refreshing drink that gives his immunity boost amidst his daily activities and engagements.

I think I’ll be doing this clever move and #thinkaboutyourdrink not just for me but also for my wife and son. I don’t want to be sick and spread the illness to everyone at home. With Smart C+, I can get my daily dose of resistance-building Vitamin C so I can cope with the daily demands of a dynamic life which then makes me unstoppable and ready whenever, wherever. To know more about the product, visit

Smart C+ is available in leading supermarkets and grocery stores with three equally thirst-quenching flavors to choose from: Lemon Squeeze, Orange Crush, and Pomelo Grapefruit. Every bottle guarantees 500 mg of Vitamin C that can help me ready and active as I face my workloads in the office, fulfil commitments with my friends, and spend quality time with my family and loved ones.