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Bar Tour For A Cause

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Have a great time while helping a great cause! Proceeds to benefit a Breast Cancer Victim.

Entrance fee: Php150.00

Artists:

Migs Alejandrino

Void

Noi

Big Boy Bakulaw

Chimera

Vetsinotron

J3dd3rs

Proxy Prexy

Peace Pill

Sinigang na Sampaloc

Papu and Butch

Your support is greatly appreciated!

See you later,

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

KPop Republic 2013 review

Artists: Soomin of April Kiss,Crispy Crunch, Dal Shabet, EXO K  and  SHINee

Date: September 7, 2013

Location: Smart Araneta Coliseum

I remember hearing Migs listen to some Korean groups like SG wannabe & fly to the sky. I find it weird because I was never a fan of KPop until last Saturday. I don’t get the point why a lot of Filipinos go gaga over these KPop groups. They’re everywhere! Splattered in every corner of the Internet, the TV set, magazines, water bottles, snack pouches, etc. you name it, their faces are on it.

When we were invited to attend the KPop Republic’s presscon, we grabbed the opportunity so we could have a better grasp of what KPop has to offer. The presscon was held at Gateway Mall’s Cinema 5. Although the event started late, Jinri Park was game for some chit chats while waiting for the artists to arrive. The presscon started and ended well.

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Soo-min and Crispy Crunch

Soo-min and Crispy Crunch

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The concert was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum , which is very accessible and has enough room for the concert goers. We even got a good spot near the stage for some photo ops.

At the concert hall, no time was wasted as the show started at exactly 7:30 PM. The audience were mostly teenagers having the time of their lives.

The event started with an act from Soomin of April Kiss and Crispy Crunch , followed by all female group Dal Shabet  who gave stuffed toys to the audience (note that the artists themselves carried the stuffed toys to the stage…no PA or whatsoever).

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Third group to perform is the crowd favorite, EXO K . They even sang Yeng Constantino’s Hawak Kamay in accapela which we find cute! Although they are not complete, the fans gave their full support to this group. Final act is SHINee but sadly was missing a member, Min-ho due to a schedule conflict.

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What we truly admire about these KPop artists is that they don’t need some additional back up dancers or booty shakers to keep the show going. Every artist owned the stage, danced and sang their hearts out like it’s their last performance! It’s evident that these Kpop groups are damn serious with their craft.

Maybe that’s one good reason why a lot of people (including my Mexican cholo looking husband) like them. Much respect to the performers.

In conclusion, the concert organizers did very well with KPop Republic. Security is good, ticket prizes are reasonable since you get to watch 4 Kpop groups and the venue is perfect.

If you weren’t a fan going in, there is a 99% chance that you will step out as a fan.

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Happy weekend!

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

OTJ movie review

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A dark crime thriller, neo-noir with a gangster feel. Finally, a local film that is worth every Peso.

The film stars Gerald Anderson (Daniel) and Joel Torre (Tatang/Mario) who are jail inmates being released from time to time to eliminate “targets” as hired killers.

On the other hand, Joey Marquez (SP01 Acosta) and Piolo Pascual (NBI agent Coronel) are the good guys who plays as law enforcers.

The film has been said to be based on true to life events which we find very timely with all the issues that our country is facing as of the moment.

The actors gave justice to their given roles. Although Joel Torre, Piolo Pascual and Joey Marquez showcased their acting prowess as expected, we must say that Gerald Anderson deserves a big round of applause for dropping his boy next door image and man it out in this film. Every scene appears to be so realistic. The city streets, dialogues, expressions, and even the clothes worn by the actors. Kudos to the wardrobe team for making the characters look like the real deal, and not making them wear neat signature clothes (if you’ve watched some previous local films you’ll get what we’re sayin’).

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It kind of reminded us of the film “The Departed” or “Infernal affairs“.

It was showed in Cannes early this year and received a two minute standing ovation . Joel Torre even took home the best actor award from a Korean award giving body. It is also said that there will be an American adaptation.

OTJ is a true work of art. This is the kind of movie that Filipinos should patronize and should be proud of.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30w2Fu_3hM0

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

*photos from Google

34th Manila International Book Fair

Hello bookworms!

The 34th Manila International Book Fair is happening on September 11 to 15, 2013 from 10am to 8pm at Halls 1 to 4 of the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

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For the list of sponsors and exhibitors, please visit:

http://www.manilabookfair.com/
See you there!

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

Café Christina

We discovered Café Christina early 2012. This is where we usually meet our wedding suppliers. They have enough parking slots for their guests and they have a beautiful interior. Very cozy. This is our favorite café in the area.

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At first, we thought it would be an average café. What a great surprise when the food was served! Delicious food, beautiful plating and hefty serving!  Price is reasonable. They also have a number of cakes that you can choose from to match your coffee or simply eat ’em for dessert.

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Crispy Pork Binagoongan

Lechon Kawali

Lechon Kawali

spicy chicken wings

spicy chicken wings

The only downside for us is their restroom. You have to go out of the café to use the building’s restroom which they share with other tenants.

But still, Café Christina is definitely a notch above the other options in Antipolo.

Café Christina is located at Femar (FBM) Building, 166 M.L. Quezon Street, Antipolo City, Rizal, M. L. Quezon Ave, Antipolo City

Happy Sunday!

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

M Cafe + Kabila (Late Post)

Hi guys!

We had a pleasant dinner experience here and I feel sorry that it took a while for me to share it with you. Too bad, I wasn’t able to take photos. The place is so chic.

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M Cafe is perfectly located at the corner of Makati Ave and Dela Rosa St, Makati City.

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The glass pannels and dim lights add to its elegant vibe. Perfect for dinner dates.
When we were seated, the waiter handed us the menus for M Cafe and Kabila.

Since we weren’t too hungry, we only ordered Sharks fin cilantro dumplings, Honey duck rolls,Kabila’s Pork Bagnet and fresh lemon juice.

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I fell in love with their honey duck rolls. Beautifully plated and so delish.
Generous portions of mouth-watering goodness were served to us and our tummies thanked us. We were too full to even order for desserts!

Great food and excellent customer service.

We’re planning to try their Sunday Boutique Brunch soon!

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Museum Cafe (M CAFE)
G/F Greenbelt 4, Makati Ave. cor. Dela Rosa St., Ayala Ctr., Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
(02) 757-3000

***photos from: http://www.raintreerestaurants.com/

XO,

Alaine Alejandrino

What we learned from the wrath of the monsoon

We are grateful that God blessed us with a home that is not affected by flood.

Being adversely affected by “Habagat” last year, we can already imagine the destruction and lost of properties (and even loved ones for some) caused by Typhoon Maring.

We want to share with you some of the things that we learned from the wrath of the monsoon.

Here is a list of the things that should be in your survival kit:

1. Non perishable food that can last for 3 days

2. Drinking Water

3. Can opener

4. Flash light and batteries

5. Fully charged mobile phone

6. Whistle

7. First aid kit

8. Garbage bags with rubber bands or tape

9. set of clothes or  blanket

10. emergency radio

Find high ground and be prepared to leave.

Make sure you find a good place to park your car so you can leave once you’ve gathered your family and grabbed your survival kit.

If you think it’s too late to save all your appliances, let go and save yourself first!

Do not swim in the flood water unless it is your only option to live.

If your house (or your neighbor’s house) has a second story,you will be safe there. Wait for rescue or until the flood recedes.

Here are some lifesaving numbers to remember and are worthy to be added to your contact list:

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If you’re lucky enough not to be affected by flood, we encourage you to share your time and some of your treasure. You can look for the nearest evacuation centers in your area or click the link below for the list of Government and Private Groups who are accepting donations:

http://technology.inquirer.net/28407/govt-private-groups-turn-to-internet-for-aid-to-maring-victims

Stay safe and dry!

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

Happy, happy birthday!

Last week, we celebrated our friend’s birthday together with some residents of Colaique, Antipolo City.

We’ve known Amando for having a big heart and someone who would always try to make a difference. Good thing, our schedules permitted us to be there. Because of the heavy rain, the road towards the venue was kind of sloppy. I was too scared someone might slip straight to the open creek which looks more like a water fall.

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Food and toys were distributed to 110 kids who welcomed us with wide smiles. I wish we brought some school supplies too.

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The feeding program was a success despite the heavy rain and left everyone with a memory to last a lifetime.

Happy birthday, Amando! 🙂

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Also want to make a difference? You can start with communities near you or try to visit these sites:

http://gk1world.com/

http://www.payitforwardphilippines.com/

http://www.redcross.org.ph/

Have a blessed Sunday!

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

Win a Customized Phone Case from Ishi’s Cyberstore – Blog Giveaway (CLOSED)

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1. Like  Ishi’s Cyberstore on Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/IshisCyberstore

2. Follow Ishi’s Cyberstore on Instagram: ishiscyberstore

3. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrsalejandrino and tweet: I want to win a customized phone case from  #IshisCyberstore !

or

repost one of IshisCyberstore’s photos on  Instagram and caption with: I want to win a customized phone case from #IshisCyberstore !

4. Don’t forget to comment below with your name and Twitter or IG name for reference. Contest period is from August 15-30. Winner will be chosen at random on August 31, 2013.

We will be announcing the winner on Twitter so, stay tuned!

Good luck!

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

*Open to all Philippine residents only.