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Captain ZERO Unveiled as an Innovative Cockroach Bait! 

The internet has been abuzz the past few months about a mysterious superhero character which came out on a Facebook Page by the name of Captain ZERO. Curious netizens and bloggers alike gave their share of guesses on who (or what) the dark silhouette could be. Hunches included a 'new TV show', an 'energy drink', and a 'slimming product'; the best guess was a ‘household cleaning product’. 

Captain ZERO Revealed Last November 17, 2016, the guessworks ended as WINZO International Corporation, the company behind Captain ZERO, unveiled the product as an innovative cockroach bait Everyone among the media guests at the launch which consists of writers and bloggers were surprised as no one among them was able to exactly guess that Captain ZERO was a cockroach bait. 

"A clean home means a healthy family as bacteria and germs brought about by dust and pest such as cockroaches and rats can carry diseases through contaminated food, kitchen counters, and utensils," Ms. Labii talked about the importance of cleanliness at home and shared some of her experiences as a medical professional, a food entrepreneur, and as a mother. 

This product is cockroach bait that can play a big role in eliminating cockroaches in areas where food is found including moist areas such as kitchen, bathrooms & garages, which these pests love. It has a unique luring action that attracts and makes these bugs feed on the paste and lets them return to their harbourages, controlling them at their source. Cockroaches who eat the bait will eventually die in a few minutes or hours depending on the size and type of the bug. The formulation is a combination of very low toxic compounds while the main active ingredient is called Trihydroxyborane.  

How To Use Captain ZERO Cockroach Bait 
Empty one sachet in small shallow containers such as bottle caps. You can place these in moist places such as bathroom, kitchen sink, garage areas, and backyards or in places where cockroaches are frequently found. Some reports have indicated that a sachet can kill as much as 18 roaches and last for as much as 15 days (2 weeks) depending on the density of bugs in the area.  

Here is a simple 3-Step guide on how to use the Captain ZERO Cockroach Bait 
1. Open #CaptainZEROph sachet and pour into a shallow container. 
2. Place container where many cockroaches are seen. 
3. Leave for a few days until no more cockroaches are seen. 

This product is recommended to be used as a weekly regimen. Empty one sachet in separate locations (kitchen, bathrooms, garages) where there are food & heavy moisture every 1- 2 weeks to maintain a pest free environment. Although the active ingredients are low toxic to humans and animals, is still best to keep it away from children and house pets. If it is accidentally applied on the skin or eyes, simply remove it by washing the area thoroughly.

"Captain ZERO is an innovative product because it is the first cockroach bait in liquid paste form. Moreover, is the first Filipino-made cockroach bait. It is also budget friendly at only Php 15 per 10 gram sachet compared to other expensive brands in the market today,” shares Mr. Winston Tongco, President, Winzo International Corporation. It will also be on the shelves of all Puregold Supermarkets nationwide, in packs of 10s and boxes of 20s, starting January 2017

Follow Captain ZERO and his adventures against cockroach pests 

PayMaya x foodpanda : An Exclusive Promo

PayMaya teams up with foodpanda for an exclusive promo

PayMaya Philippines, the country's pioneer in mobile money and payments, has partnered with leading online food ordering platform, foodpanda, to treat  its users with an exclusive promo that will make ordering food online, a whole lot more convenient and affordable.

Until December 31, 2016, foodies all over Metro Manila and Cebu will be given a 20% discount for a minimum purchase of Php 500.00 when they order meals at the foodpanda website or app and use PayMaya as their payment option. They will also get a 10% discount on every succeeding orders made until the end of the promo.

To avail the 20% discount on the first order, customers must simply use the voucher code PAYPANDA20 plus the first six digits of their PayMaya account number. For the succeeding orders, customers must use the voucher code PAYPANDA plus the first six digits of their PayMaya account number, in order to avail of the 10% discount.

PayMaya is a prepaid wallet that enables users to pay, and purchase the things they love online--even without a credit card. In just three minutes upon download, users are given a 16-digit virtual card number which they can use to shop online, pay for Uber, book flights, buy games, concert tickets, and subscriptions, and now, order food to be delivered right to their doorstep. PayMaya is accredited by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as well as international card security bodies such as the PCI DSS so users are ensured of a safe and secured payment option with PayMaya.

Our group’s mission has always centered on enabling the Filipinos to avail of the anytime, anywhere experience. We are delighted to team up with foodpanda and offer exactly this to #NowNation -- a convenient and affordable way to satisfy their cravings, whenever, wherever. - Sharon Kayanan, Marketing and Brand Head for PayMaya Philippines.

We are one with PayMaya Philippines in their mission to provide consumers a service that is secure, hassle-free, and affordable. With this partnership, we are confident that more Filipinos will be able to enjoy the convenience foodpanda offers to its customers. -Rommel Bulaquina, PR & Partnerships Lead, foodpanda Philippines.

PayMaya, which remains to be the no. 1 most downloaded Finance app on the Play Store - Philippines, can also be downloaded on the App Store, for iOS users, for free. To start online shopping, all the user has to do is register with any Philippine mobile number, fill out basic personal information, and load up the account using the registered mobile number.

Users can load up their account at over 15,000 touchpoints nationwide including Smart Money, BDO online banking, SM Malls Business Centers, Robinsons Department Stores, Smart Padala Centers, Union Bank ATMs, 7-Eleven Cliqq Kiosks and Ministop Touchpay Kiosks.

Users can also opt to have a physical PayMaya card which can be used in over 30 million establishments worldwide. The cards can be purchased at

Download the foodpanda app now or visit to know your next great meal adventure. Happy craving!

A Fresh Morning Kiss with Dentiste'

DENTISTE' is the world’s first Nighttime Toothpaste for couples, with products spreading across 20 countries in 6 continents.

Made with 14 Natural extracts, this product inhibits bad breath bacteria at night so you can wake up ready for that fresh morning kiss. 93% of the product users and couples experience a decrease in bad morning breath from the first night of use.

It's more than quality toothpaste. DENTISTE’ also helps couples to be confident in that intimate moment in the morning.

Dentiste Philippines recently launched its website where customers can shop at and giving 20% discount on all products until December 31, 2016.

Dentiste’ is available in Watsons Personal Care Stores, SnR Membership Shopping, Mercury Drug, Robinsons Supermarkets, SM Supermarkets, The Landmark Department Stores, Metro Gaisano Supermarkets and other major grocery stores nationwide

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St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant: Boodle Fight sa Bilao On SALE!!!

And I just can't get enough of the St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant and here I am again reminiscing that sumptuous feast they lined for us when I visited them. This time I'll be sharing their pinipilahan and binabalik-balikan dishes that they do offer.

The Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set
Pinoy lovesto eat and it's more "masarap" when shared. Boodle fight is one way to eat with friends, family and loved ones with that certain hype and feel. Feast your eyes (for now) of the Festive Boodle Fight sa Bilao set St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant offer. And maybe if I convinced you now, how about order yours later di ba?
Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set 1: Davao
Includes: Vegetable and Shrimp Tempura, Calamares, Breaded Lechon Kawali, Hot and Juicy Shrimps, White Rice, CornSliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions
Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set 2: Palawan
 Includes: Hot and Juicy Shrimps, Calamares, Fried Chicken, Pancit Canton, Vegetable Okoy, White Rice, Corn, Sliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions
Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set 3: Boracay
 Includes: Hot and Juicy Shrimps, Fried Chicken, Lechon Kawali, Sisig, Fried Eggplant and Bagoong, Pancit Canton, White Rice, Corn, Sliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions

Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set 4: Cebu

 Includes: Hot and Juicy Shrimps, Calderetang Baka, Lechon Kawali, Sisig,  Pancit Canton, White Rice, Corn, Sliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions
Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set 5: Batangas
 Includes: Hot and Juicy Shrimps, Adobo sa Dilaw, Calamares, Shrimp Tempura, Pancit Bihon,  White Rice, Corn, Sliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions

For a special price of Php999.00, the Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set is indeed very affordable compared to other restaurants having the same idea. Restaurant diners have the option to choose from the of other Boodle Fight variants that the restaurant offers like from Palawan, Boracay, to Batangas for the same price of Php999.00.

Meet the Chef
Chef Nick Pelaez of St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant

He owns and managed and still cooks for St. Nicholas Catering and the restaurant. St. Nicholas Catering started back in 2003 while the Restaurant is his newest baby that is already in its third year serving sumptuous Filipino dishes in Mandaluyong. We all know that fast-food chains were almost everywhere, but St. Nicholas has its own charm. Having the intimate ambiance of the restaurant, diners visit at the odd hours of the day like brunch or late afternoon for early lunch or merienda, respectively. The busiest hours, of course, are lunch and dinner times. The usual guests are those who prefer clean and delicious home-cooked food over random finds at eateries.
 *plus Chef Nick is charming too :)

Lovers Set - Boodle Fight sa BilaoSet A: Mandaluyong
 Includes: Hot and Juicy Shrimps, Lechon Kawali, Fried Eggplant with Bagoong, White Rice, Corn, Sliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions

Lovers Set - Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set B: Bataan
 Includes: Hot and Juicy Shrimps,Calamares,  Fried Eggplant with Bagoong, White Rice, Corn, Sliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions

BEST SELLER: The Hot and Juicy Shrimps

The restaurant's Hot and Juicy Shrimps are available in the following flavors/variants: regular, spicy, mild, sweet, and medium. Their shrimps were carefully sourced from Roxas City, the seafood capital of the Philippines. So it is guaranteed fresh and tasty!

Trivia: Did you know that Chef Nick personally came up with its signature sauce. And once you tasted it, mapapa extra-rice ka pa! PromiseQ!

"Shrimp Wednesday" Bestest Deal at St. Nicholas Restaurant!

Wednesdays is a special day for shrimp lovers and regular customers at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant for its called "Shrimp Wednesday" A Good Deal you shouldn’t missed. St. Nicholas diners have been returning every week for the 50% off promo. YES 50% OFF. From the regular price of Php399.00, marking down to only Php199.00 with the very same quality of Hot and Juicy Shrimps is basically a promo offer to grab!

Oy, Oorder na yan (^.^,) 
But sadly, as of the moment, there's no delivery service available.
Dine and Take Out Only and Of course, Catering Services is offered. 

St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant
follow them on facebook to get the latest update and promotions.

Address: #1 Fatima St. corner San Rafael st., 
Bgy., Plainview, Mandaluyong City, Philippines 1550
Phone: (02)535-7637 | Email:

Related post:St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant Food Trip

Healthy Options Holiday Tradition 2016 Gift Guide

Festive family treats without the bad stuff
Noche Buena can just be as healthy as it is delicious
Christmas in the Philippines is like no other. With all the festive colors, bright lights, and jolly carols that play as early as September, it’s not surprising that Yuletide takes a different flavor in a country where the holiday lasts a season.
This is especially true about the food. Filipino Christmas is never complete without the scrumptious delicacies served throughout December, especially on Noche Buena.
Unfortunately, most of our Christmas delights aren’t exactly good for our health. If you truly want to show how much you care in this warmest of seasons, consider giving your loved ones the gift of health.
Good food that does good
Packaged snacks and condiments from the grocery often contain unwanted additives such as artificial flavoring, colors, and preservatives that could pose a risk to our health. Excessive amounts of salt, sugar, and fats further add sodium and calories to the already rich food we serve every Christmas.
Your holiday dinner shouldn’t cause worry, so choose food from organic and all-natural sources. That’s what you’ll find in Healthy Option’s Christmas catalogue featuring wholesome selections for a nutritious feast.
For Noche Buena, the Star of Bethlehem holiday box offers gourmet selections including chickpea pasta for macaroni and cheese, ancient grain salad with red quinoa and chickpeas, cheese pairs, mushroom marinara, and chips made of spinach and kale.
Thinking of only having a small celebration with loved ones? The St. Nicholas holiday box would surely be a treat, with picks including coconut milk, bran cereal, and pancake mix for a healthy breakfast to start the day.
And to cap the night off with your favorite dessert, Healthy Options has a collection of sparkling juices in delicious flavors such as Açaí, Wildberry, Peach, Grape, Golden Apple, and Rosé for you to choose from.
Big difference in small bites
Snacks always bring life to parties. Add a healthy twist with Healthy Options’ Advent Candle and Evergreen Fir holiday boxes that offer selections you can munch on without guilt.
Organic snacks from the Advent Candle box include mint chocolate cookies, granola minis, pumpkin seeds, and kettle corn. For all-natural goodness, you’ll surely love the whole grain chips, pistachio cranberry biscotti, cereal squares, and more from the Evergreen Fir box.
If gluten is a concern because of celiac disease among your friends and family, then the Christmas Angel box is your best pick. Truly heaven-sent, this holiday package comes with gluten-free delectable including potato ridges, bean crisps, coconut macaroons, and exotic rice toasts made of red rice and flaxseed.
To learn more about Healthy Options’ holiday catalog, 

St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant

St. Nicholas Catering by Chef Nick has a new venture and here's a clue, It is still in the scope of food industry... It's St.Nicholas Restaurant!

Sige na nga, that punchline didn't went so well but this post is a great one, though.

Chef Nick started his catering business in 2003 and it's working pretty fine and now he's up for another one and it's a restaurant that opened in April 2014. 

The Restaurant

St. Nicholas Restaurant is located in a spacious area at Brgy Plainview in Mandaluyong. Nothing fancy but there's a lot going on. There's a corner with lots of paper lanterns hanging, a Japanese inspired side. Also, a Pinoy corner where images of some popular landmarks where seen. Plus the not-to-be-missed Christmas side with Humungous Teddy and a couple of St.Nicholas displays were spotted too. Bes, si Santa Claus, Just livin' in up to the branding :) The venue is not air conditioned or with enclosed glass panels like the usual resto's I've been into. But this place? hindi naman magpapahuli, lalo na sa FOOD! Plus Afford naten toh (^.^,)

St Nicholas Menu

The Food

Boodle Fight sa Bilao Davao Php1200.00 
asked for a special discount at Php999! ;)


Hot & Juicy Shrimp 

Calamares, Shrimp tempura, Lechong Kawali

Eggplant Tempura
Rice, Salted Egg, tomato and onion

My Instant Favorite

The hot & Juicy Shrimp Php 999.00 / half kilo


What's on my plate?

Almost everything (^.^,) I love everything they had in this bilao. Most especially the hot and juicy shrimps. I just wished that the liempo was cooked the ihaw way or without breading for contrast, making it more appealing. But still, it was delightful.

Tinolang Manok sa Pakwan - Having a pakwan in a soup is not new to me. I loved it in sinigang :P But for Tinola? I was not expecting this. But amazed that I like it. Actually, I want to try making this at home. :)

Just some of the Bilao Set St. Nicholas Restaurant Offers.

Check them out online for more promos
St Nicholas Catering and Restaurant

EUROPAK Bringing European Artistry in Quality-Crafted Bags

EUROPAK is a quality crafted bags. Actually, it is a premium brand, meticulously crafted with European artistry, made with passion, and sophistication by professional designers and is constantly inspired with the modern trend. Each piece is designed to be a classic yet still up to date and stylish to keep up with the style for urban professionals.

Actually, Europak is not new to me, and I really thought it is made in Europe or imported at least. But is made right here in Asia. :P Take a closer look at their designs. Perfect for the young professional who loves looking dapper and fashionable. Stylish but still with a professional touch.


Europak's remarkable success led to a promising partnership with Ayala Malls, thus creating a much premium European themed store. Currently, they have 5 retail and 5 concept stores already.  

Grand Opening of Europak Market! Market! Store

Recently, Europak opened their first European-themed store. Located at the 2nd level of Market! Market! Taguig.

#EuropeanFeels welcomes the mall goers as they passed by the store. The interior design creates a positive ambiance justifying the products and image that each Europak bag portrays. - SUCCESS

Azrael Coladilla talks about his #EuroPak BackPack and consider it as his everyday Gear Bag 

In line with this, Europak also launched their new product line that complements to the premium atmosphere of the store. They introduced the Blue Label Collection, a sophisticated line of bags made of genuine leather. This collection adapts the look of European e.lite, thus creating an impressive status of each user of it.

Back Packs

Travel in Style?

Europak's direction is to create a much-diversified product line that will cater all the needs of working professionals. There will be more innovations and classy designs that soon will hit the market, and just like the other collection, all designs are limited So better grab that bag style and design now!

Thank you so much EUROPAK for inviting #TeamEatGetaway
Sir Ted, Enzo and Az Athena, Nicole and Me


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