Saturday, October 31, 2015

The House That Fried Chicken Built, Celebrates 70th Year of Sarap-To-The-Bones Max's Chicken Experience.

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Max's, The House That Fried Chicken Built Turns 70 this October

Max's Restaurant, famous for their best tasting fried chicken like no other. The hindi mawawala sa hapag kainan during birthdays, binyagan, kasal or any celebrations there is in the family. Celebrates their 70th birthay this October!!!

Anybody can cook friend chicken but sa taste talaga nagkakatalo. Max’s fried chicken is a dish made with love through a recipe that has passed through careful hands across generations and is suspected to comprise much more than secret seasonings and undiscovered cooking techniques. 
“Our goal is to ensure we replicate this Sarap-to-the-Bones chicken

experience in each restaurant,” 
-Director and Chief Marketing Officer of Max’s Group Inc., Jim Fuentebella.
Sino nga ba Max?

Maximo Gimenez, a teacher na medyo may pagka friendship award, befriended the g.i. joe's este the American solja boys noong 1945 after WW2 and frequently welcomed them into his home for hearty meal. Dahil ata napapadalas and they liked what they're getting nahiya siguro sila and that is when they start paying for their and later on convinced Maximo to open a cafe.

Ruby (Max's niece) was the key ingredient to the cafe’s success, for it was her recipes that were used in cooking the fare that later became famous. It was the chicken that became a favorite among the GIs, despite huge difference from the fried chicken they were used to have in the U.S. What Ruby had to offer was clearly something new an original. Now known as “Nanay Ruby,” her talents proved capable of cooking much more than chicken, as the favorites among her fare include the famous Max’s Restaurant Sinigang, the Kare Kare, Pancit Canton and Lumpiang Ubod to name a few. Max's Restaurant is a place of comfort that is every Filipino's home away from home.
 Max's Menu


Today,  it is believed that the key to Max's Restaurant's longstanding success is that it was built through the years with the pure intent to be a thoughtful host. 
“Max's is in our blood,” -Jim Fuentebella,
When he speaks of the members of the board. 
“The personal connection we have with the brand is what drives us forward, and is what inspires us to cascade the guest-host relationship to all of our branches. Generosity and hospitality, which are virtues my lola lived, are messages we want to communicate on all levels.” This year, Max’s Restaurant is celebrating 70 years of delightful restaurant service that has managed to bloom from a simple home cooking cafe to a successful international restaurant chain. A 70 year career in the competitive food industry is certainly something noteworthy and a definite cause for celebration. A milestone event that the restaurant hopes to share with its long time customers and friends, Max’s Restaurant celebrates this achievement in more ways than one, and thanks its supporters first.
Max's Branches

Raise your glasses and Cheers to 70th Year of Sarap-to-the-bones goodness at Max's


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sabina's ‘Sewing Cup, Sewing Heart’ Campaign

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Sabina, Thailand's most trusted lingerie brand, brings its well-received Sewing Cup, Sewing Heart campaign here in the Philippines. Held last October 16 that coincide with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

1 out of 13 Filipina will suffer from the disease in her lifetime. The Philippines is now on the 9th spot with highest incidence rates of breast cancer.

Unfortunately, most of the cases in the country are detected at the latter stages, when the possibility of treatment is slim or when it is no longer treatable. Some patients regret delaying the diagnosis even when they already felt suspicious lumps on their breast

The Philippines has the highest rate of full mastectomy (or, simply breast removal) in Asia and the lowest rate of breast conservation. Over 90% of the Filipinos diagnosed with the dreaded disease preferred breast removal than breast conservation.

The Philippine Cancer Society, Inc. maintains that this results to psychological and social issues. Not to mention, the adaptation to such radical change of living without a breast or both is emotionally draining.

Treatment for breast cancer has been improving due to new technologies. Although medical procedures generally require the affected area to be removed, patients can retain some part of their breast. Still, some patients have to lose their whole breast. Both of these instances cause a great change in women’s everyday lives.

Sewing Cup, Sewing Heart Campaign by: SABINA
About SabinaWith more than 50 years of experience in the lingerie industry, Sabina brand has been established more than 30 years ago. Sabina is considered as one of the leading manufacturers of lingerie products in Thailand and is now in the Philippines
As the best-selling Thai lingerie brand guaranteed by a Thai trusted mark, Sabina has various lines of fashionable and functional undergarments designed for every woman’s needs starting from kids to mature women. It has Sabinie for kids, Cool Teen and Pretty Perfect for young ladies, Doom series with “One Cup Up size” feature, Modern V with push-up function for mature ladies and so much more! Its specialty line also includes SBNsport and a wide selection of Function bras and Function shapewear for every woman’s desired contour and body shape. Sabina also offers“HapBy Price “that is Sabina’s affordable lingerie collection.
Sabina is an ISO certified company, which had also earned the Thailand Trusted Quality status. This status is a mark and recognition granted by the Thai Government for select brands that have achieved an exemplary and excellent status in terms of production, quality, and social responsibility.
Sabina's Sewing Cup, Sewing Heart Kit
Sabina's Role:
Sabina understands the dilemma that women suffering from breast cancer have to go through. This is particularly true for breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomy.

The main objective of the Sewing Cup, Sewing Heart campaign that started 8 years ago in Thailand. Sabina wants to be a vehicle wherein customers may participate in doing something out of their good hearts for the breast cancer survivors. The sewn cups will be donated to the breast cancer survivors who don’t know how to go back to their normal life after a mastectomy.

Another objective is to warn women that breast cancer is very likely to all women in all age brackets. Did you know that the youngest breast cancer patient in the world is only 3 years old? If you had your period before you hit age 12, you are at higher risk of developing it.

Inspired by how a sewn cup can transform the life of a breast cancer patient, just recently, Sabina launched its first Asian-made bra line that is specifically designed for the breast cancer survivors. Survivors, who have undergone a surgery, will mostly benefit from the Fill Up Bra collection. Specifically, those who undergone a partial mastectomy who lose the body balance. A sewn cup can easily resolve this issue.

Materials: synthetic sheets, finished bags, LLDPE plastic bead bag and needle and thread.

During the event, Sabina distributed Sewing Cup Kits for all the participants. 
A kit includes synthetic sheets, a finished bag, a plastic LLDPE beads bag and a cone of thread and needle.

LLDPElinear low-density polyethylene
LLDPE stands for linear low-density polyethylene, which is a plastic produced through a lower pressure process. LLDPE plastic performs better at low and high temperatures, higher surface gloss, higher strength at given densities and greater resistance to environmental stress. Put simply, LLDPE plastic is generally safe to use especially on the breast area.
LLDPE from PTT Global Chemical PLC
The LLDPE materials are donated by the PTTGC (PTT Global Chemical PLC), the biggest manufacturer of high-quality plastic beads in Thailand. The same goes with all other materials you’ll find in the kit. For instance, the cotton materials we used are the finest cotton suitable for undergarments.

Available cup sizes: 34B, 34C, 36B, and 36C bras.

 Step by Step Guide

According to Miss Karuna, Marketing Head of Sabina PH, the campaign aims to “make lives better for breast cancer survivors.” In wearing the Fill Up Bra and Sewn cup, the breast cancer patients will regain the confidence that they once have, regaining the vibrant life that they once experienced.

For this year, Sabina is bringing the ‘good willingness’ campaign for the benefit of the breast cancer patients here in the Philippines. Sabina also hopes to bring the same campaign to other countries starting throughout the 10 ASEAN countries.


The Sewing Cup, Sewing Heart is a free admission event.
On a side note, Sabina will be also be a co-sponsor to #FashionCanServe, along with SM Woman. 
A collaboration with Marie France, Fashion Can Serve is a fund-raising fashion show which aims to support ICanServe’s breast cancer awareness and detection programs.

Sabina donates to ICanServe to support the breast cancer patients in the Philippines.

About ICanServe Foundation
ICanServe Foundation is an advocacy group for breast cancer awareness and early detection. It empowers women through information on early detection, risk, factors, diagnosis, treatment, and support. The Foundation also provides screening sessions.

ICanServe’s flagship program is Ating Dibdibin (Take Your Breast Care to Heart), a comprehensive community-based screening program. Ating Dibdibin teaches early detection so that breast cancer is detected and diagnosed at the earliest stage possible.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Solar Pictures Presents: "OPERATOR" in cinemas TOMORROW Oct21!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 0 Comments

Directors Amariah and Obin Olson talk about the inspiration for their new film OPERATOR opening in cinemas nationwide October 21, 2015

When a veteran 911 call center Operator's daughter is held hostage, she's left desperate with no choice but to follow a caller's rules; send a message through dispatch for all Los Angeles police and fire units to scatter to remote destinations where they are met with chaos; cars crashing, explosions, and gunfire. 

Not knowing who or why, the one thing Amanda knows is if she fails to secretly collaborate with one of the police, her ex-husband - she'll be the sole person responsible for facilitating the biggest crime of the century. Now she must race the clock to make the choice of her life - save the city - or save her daughter.

Operator stars Mischa Barton (The O.C., The Sixth Sense, Notting Hill); Luke Goss (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Frankenstein, Blade II) Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible, Dawn of The Dead, Pulp Fiction) and Michael Pare (The Lincoln Lawyer, Hope Floats, The Philadelphia Experiment).

“Operator is an action/thriller exploring an aspect of society that is important but often overlooked: 911 call center operators and emergency dispatchers,” says director Amariah Olson

“The Story was compelling for us as directors because of the insight it provides into these unsung heroes, men and women faced with so many crimes and having to learn to deal with these situations as the first response team... and then throw in the thought of “what if this system were taken over by a criminal to pull off the biggest heist of the century?” We thought this idea would be very interesting to explore as a film, thus Operator was born,” he added.

Olson explains the film is about everyday people who get thrown into extraordinary situations. “Luke Goss doesn’t play a superhero cop. In fact, he’s just been demoted and is struggling with his personal life. Mischa Barton’s character is a mother, a behind-the-scenes type of hero. Ving Rhames isn’t just the bad guy. He had to play an intense character with only a phone, no other actors to play off of. Michael Pare’s character is a cop that toys with greed and with frustrations that seem common these days.”

Audiences will enjoy the various layers that make this high-octane film more than the stereotypical shoot-em-up flick. Suspense and intrigue gets woven through every scene. We try to keep the suspense high and the action well-paced. You don’t know what’s going to happen next. You don’t know who’s in on it. You don’t know what’s going to happen to your favorite characters or the characters that you hate the most.

When the audience has to pay Php200 for a film, they need to be able to feel fulfilled when the end credits start rolling. If they can feel gratified with a fun, suspenseful thrill ride that keeps them guessing, then we’ve done our jobs.
Starting October 21, answer the call of the OPERATOR in cinemas nationwide. 
Distributed by Solar Pictures.

iFlashDrive HD from PhotoFast Now In the Philippines

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 0 Comments
PhotoFast Launches i-FlashDrive HD Devices in the Philippine Market
PhotoFast Product Launch
Enjoy the effortless cross functionality of all your gadgets with PhotoFast’s new ultra compact i-FlashDrive HDs, the first universal two-way storage devices between iOS and Mac/PC.

The creator of the world’s fastest and smallest memory cards -PhotoFast, has united iOS and Mac/PC and even Android devices here in the Philippines with the launch of super-fast, portable, memory expansion devices with OTG function.  For more information, visit

The i-FlashDrive HD that is fast and slim is the ultimate solution for memory expansion on your iOS device. It is the only flash drive of its kind to be licensed by Apple and compatible with iPhones and other devices with Lightning adapters as well as 30-pin connectors. I-FlashDrive’s free corresponding application delivers the ability to upload, organize, edit and manage files across multiple devices, including PC, iPad, iPhone and more. Transfer your photos, videos, documents from one iOS device to the other or save them on Mac / PC. Simply copy the files to the i-FlashDrive, remove and plug into the device you wish to copy the files to. Additionally, you can easily store and play music and videos directly from the i-FlashDrive, freeing up vital space on your iDevices.

You can manage the files backed up with PhotoFast’s i-FlashDrive ONE iOS app. The i-FlashDrive ONE app is used for backing up, restoring and managing your photos and videos from the Camera Roll. The app is able to play your stored

music and videos from the device. And the app also facilitates the ability to backup your social media content from Instagram, Facebook and Flickr. Your photos and videos stored in the device can be streamed to larger screens through AirPlay.

In terms of cloud storage integration, the i-FlashDrive ONE app is able to sync with your Dropbox and Goggle Drive accounts. For simplicity purposes, the i-FlashDrive ONE has a one touch solution for backing up your iOS contacts, calendars and photos. You can restrict access to your content on the device using the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Lightning lock, USB lock and a password.

The MemoryCable 
PhotoFast MemoryCable USB 3.0
Is very portable at 13cm long and weighs about 9.4g. It serves as a charger and an expandable storage device for your iPhone, iPad and iPod. On one end is a Lightning cable for connecting your iOS device and on the other end is a USB 3.0 plug that goes into a power source such as an adapter, a laptop or a desktop. The MemoriesCable will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options.

The PhotoFast iFlashDrive MAX U3 (USB3.0)
PhotoFast Max
Composed of a central piece that’s just a bit over an inch long, with a Lightning jack on one end and a USB Type A one on the other. Including the two jacks, it’s under 2 inches long, less than an inch wide, and a quarter inch thick, making it easily pocketable. There is a removable clear plastic cover for the full size USB jack, but the designers went for a more advanced solution to protect the Lightning jack: a clear plastic cover is pulled out and then pivots to one side. It will be available in 32GB to 128GB and storage options.

The PhotoFast i-FlashDrive EVO 
PhotoFast Evo
It has a secured file encryption for private files, document viewer for all major file formats, Voice recorder and text editor and it is Dropbox support. Size is 52.46mm x 25.9mm x 9.0mm. The i-FlashDrive EVO has 8GB, 16GB 32GB and 64GB storage options.
PhotoFast EVO Plus is the world’s 1st and only cross-platform drive that allows users the flexibility to transfer and manage their data and multimedia files across iOS, Android, PC and Mac platforms. EVO Plus takes advantage of the i-FlashDrive ONE app, the smartest User Interface (UI) to date and the culmination of 3 years of user analysis and experience that offers performance, security, back-up and the most convenient storage solution for even the most advanced of users. The new EVO Plus has capacity from 8 to 128GB.

CR 8700 Memory Expansion Combo Kit 
PhotoFast CR8700
Provides two interfaces to access microSD card memory (USB 2.0 or microSD to SD adapters). Adapters maintain Apple form factor with flawlessly concealed designs offering a seamless user experience. Replaces the need for costly memory upgrades direct from manufacturer (microSD card not included in combo kit). Compatibility is product specific for the following: Apple MacBook Air 13", Apple MacBook Pro 13"/15", Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15".

Get your very own PhotoFast device at PhotoFast.Com 
 For more information, visit

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Happenings at The Barbie's Day Out

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What's Up with this Barbie Day Out Activity Pass?
Activity Pass entitles the customer with the following perks from Barbie 

1. Movie Treat 

with Free Popcorn and Water

 2. Hair Styling and Make Up Booth

3. Photo Sesh 

 3. Fashion Show and Workshop

Workshop Certificate

Take a look at the Barbie Store Philippines Fashion Ave.

 Barbie's Day Out Activity Pass is Free for Every 1000.00 Barbie Apparel Purchased.
Barbie's Day Out Event | October 10, 2015 at SM Mall Of Asia