Friday, March 27, 2015

Zumba Energize Me

How did i get to zumba?

I really have passion for dancing since I studied ballet during my college days at the Halili-Cruz School of Dance. But eventually when I gave birth my attention was focused on my son johann. I didn't go back to dancing instead tried aerobics since there is a nearby school that has aerobics. That didn't last long because I became busy and went back teaching piano and voice. I admit during those times I feel so heavy and my movent was like so slow. I have no exercise since I am  not into sports. The sports i enjoy is biking, badminton. Friends encourage me to do exercise and go back to dancing but i gave birth to our youngest mariah.

Then when I started homeschooling my kids i realize the benefit of exercise in our body since I was the one teaching my kids. I enrolled both of them in different dance workshop hiphop, crumping jazz and other dance teenagers enjoy for johann and ballet, Pilates, hawaiian, bellydance and even modeling for mariah. From there i saw who amongst them enjoy dancing. It was johann so he was trained by one of I can see a good trainer. And mariah was more incline in academics, singing and theater arts.

Zumba that time bacame the talk homeschooling moms that many of their friends toned down and lose weight from dancing zumba. Then a friend offered a zumba,aero class for moms at the Ccf St. Francis which we tried and attended. We enjoyed the sessions buy because of the renovation it was stopped.
Then a mom told me to let johann get a license in zumba so he can use his God-given talent. So we did and he enjoyed it and got his certificate.

There was an event for nextgen kids volunteer, it was a sports camp. I signed up for the dance which has series of Training. I agree that my passion dancing came back. Then the momentum stopped.

I started going to the gym since the facilities was new and not many people go to the gym. I got bored since I was alone doing the routine. Photos of my gym days.

I stopped since my husband arrived from his cruise ship. I came back not in the gym but in zumba class which was handled by a Zin Gino Ong.
Again my love for dancing came back. It's been a month that we I am attending the zumba class and i can ferl the result on my body.

This is our Zumba Family at Ccf Center with a mixed group of kids, teens, yuppies and adult like me.

Here is our groupie for the four sessions we had.

I also attended different zumba event like Dance for life, Dance. Repeat Recover which was the latest was last February.

Now i'm excited again to be part of the Glow City Zumba Party. To ba a media partner is also a privilege. Ms. Regine Tolentino the Zumba Queen will be there.
What are you waiting for register and be part of this event. 
I want people to feel the benefit I am enjoying at the moment in dancing Zumba. We are always looking forward for wednesday.

Hope to see you on April 11
at the Quezon memorial circle for the Glow City Zumba Event. Be part of the event and have a Happy Life

@glowcityzumbaevent, #glowcityzumbaevent, #befit, #homeschoolingmom, #mommybloggers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Comida Chefs Cooks on the Go &'Kitchen on the Go

Comida Chefs, Plato serves A multi-ethnic dining experience where flavors clash on purpose. ‘a multi-culti mix from geographically  nowhere because it is from EVERYWHERE. Here, cooking is at a crossroads where everything collides! Comida Chefs,Plato serves comfort to those who demand new taste, thrills and culinary inventions. There is no limit to what they can go on your burgers.  It can be spiked with regional preserves and is served with multi-culti sauces and dips and are shareable food.  It is the home of pisco sours and ceviche in other words kinilaw. It is our bet as the next cuisine. Try their healthier menus featuring “inherently nutritious items” full of fiber, omega-3, vitamins, and antioxidants. There’s no word as to whether we’ll also serve less fat, sodium, or sugar but that’s probably the next attractions. Plato brought favorite street dishes and transformed many these “ethnic” cuisines to become mainstream and expects you to sample even more of them regularly. Actually as a result, it has made us grow because many attest it has becoming an interesting place to eat

COMIDACHEFS was formed in 2012 out of the need to provide creative solutions and management consulting to both new and established restaurant operators. Our extensive expertise and commitment to excellence helps build profitable, top-quality operations from the ground up or enhance existing business into fresh, competitive operations.

At COMIDACHEFS , we are always evolving as the needs of our clients change and as new opportunities are created in the market place. We will meet the needs of every project through hands-on involvement, thorough analysis and timely action. You can rest assured that, working with your team, you will enjoy the latest services, technology and development in the food industry.

My team at COMIDAChefs works alongside senior executives of some of the country’s most successful food service and hospitality companies to visualize plans and implement innovative ideas for jumpstarting the competition in the food service industry.

My name is Danny de la Cuesta. I am a cross channel designer; I design services across several conduits of fine art- each supporting one another to achieve a change in anything my design come into contact with. I work to cause a complete change in the way I encounter a plan in the greater good a goal.

I have been designing fashion over 45 years ; I curate events, style homes and build up efficient kitchens. I engineer recipes, I cook real food. I write with passion and I coach best by means of experiential reality training.
I live for food. Honest food is what I’m in search of. Nothing in a can, nothing in a box, nothing wrapped in plastic or foil. I eat any meat,. I buy from grassroots who raise animals, fruits or vegetables. I spend my days thinking about new ways to cook. I drink anything fresh or fermented but more importantly, indigenous.

I am a Filipino Chef- I eat anything  that grows in a shade or under the sun
I am especially interested in meats, and veggies that people rarely eat nowadays, like wild boar, deer, horse, water buffalo, honeypot ants,  goby (Biya), ray (Pagi), sapote, chesa and mabolo.

You see, I often walk the road others trek less- wet market
As a food writer, my works has been published in COOK magazine, The Business Mirror, COMMUTER EXPRESS, and several other publications. 

What I do
a.     Restaurant Solutions: Our Company is dedicated to helping Food Service Establishments on Start-up Solutions inclusive of Menu Engineering, Recipe Development, New Item Creations, Kitchen Management, Business Operations, Safety Handling Standards, Private Dinners, and Personal Chef Services.
b.     Signature Catering: We provide 'from-scratch kitchen', which means whether you're looking into our private catering or our personal chef services, each and every menu item is made by hand from scratch all the way down to our dressings, stocks and marinades.
c.      Market Development: At the core of what we do and believe is to “cook the marketing into the concept”. Our depth of knowledge is what clients pay for when they hire COMIDAChefs team. We are a group of culinarians and consultants who love to teach what we know. We’re successful because we actually do the work ourselves including target marketing, branding, publicity and promotions and advertising.
“We make what takes a lot to stand out these days.”
·        Comida Chef’s  Business Development Services:

Business Planning and Conceptual Development
Architectural and Kitchen Design
Equipments Sourcing
Purchasing                                                                                                                       Tabletop and Small-wares selection                                                                           Safe Food Handling and Sanitation Training                                                                                                                      Management & Staff Hiring, Training and Development
Menu Creation, Restructuring and Development,  inclusive of Recipe Manual
Recipe Standardization, Costing and Pricing
Pre-opening and Training
·        MARKETING AND SUSTAINING SOLUTIONS                                                                                                                                            Market research inclusive of Market and Competitor Analysis                                                                                        
Menu design and Graphics Development
Strategic Marketing Programs                                                                                                                                                     Food Styling and Photography
Branding  Strategies                                                                                                       Public Relations (offline and Online Marketing Communications)
Catering Programs

·        Comida Chef’s  PRIVATE KITCHEN CATERING
Comida Chef’s  provides “from-scratch kitchen services."                                                                                                   Whether you're looking into our catering or our personal chef services, every menu item is made by hand from scratch all the way down to our dressings, stocks and marinades.

We take great pride on what we do and we also know that we are only as good as our last event. We have a flair for the decadent and no matter what service you choose you will not be disappointed. We take our job very seriously but we do like to have a lot of fun while doing it!!

We specialize in Personal Chef & Catering Services, Restaurant Operations Consultancy, Private and Group Cooking Lessons.

For more information you may visit COMIDACHEFS PLATO at 2nd floor 111-A Kamias Rd. Quezon City 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

AXN Names “Asia’s Got Talent” Hosts

Philippines (26 January, 2015) – AXN announced today that the Philippines-based TV personalities Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez will reunite once again on the channel as hosts of the inaugural season of the talent search series “Asia’s Got Talent,” set to launch this March.

Nelson and Fernandez will support the four previously-announced celebrity judges -- David Foster, Anggun, Van Ness Wu and Melanie C. -- in their search for Asia's most jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, and breathtaking performances. Contestants who advance to the semi-finals will face an even tougher judge, as AXN audiences at home will decide who wins the first season of “Asia’s Got Talent.”

Hui Keng Ang, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia said: “As competitors on the second season of ‘The Amazing Race Asia,’ Marc and Rovilson captivated viewers with their on-screen charisma. We saw them as a natural fit to host a show like ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ and are proud to have them back on AXN.”
Paul O’Hanlon, Managing Director of Fremantle Media Asia, said: “In addition to their years of experience, Marc and Rovilson bring an incredible energy that will encourage and motivate the contestants. They complement our panel of judges perfectly and we look forward to working with them in the season ahead.” George Levendis, Head of International for Syco Entertainment, said: “Marc and Rovilson are about to take us on a fantastic ride across Asia. We welcome them both to the ‘Got Talent’ family and look forward to them bringing their warmth, wit, humour and magnetism to this unique production.”

                Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez

Nelson and Fernandez burst onto the scene in 2007 on AXN’s “The Amazing Race Asia,” where the best friends held pole position for a record length of the race, from the second to the eighth episodes, ultimately reclaimed the lead during the penultimate episode. From there, they hosted “The Duke,” AXN’s original talk and lifestyle magazine show that profiled some of the most successful men in the region.

Both continued to build their respective careers. Nelson hosted ABS-CBN’s “Sports Unlimited,” and appeared with Fernandez in QTV 11’s “Dare Duo.” Fernandez, who has served as an editor of Maxim men’s magazine in the Philippines, currently hosts his weekly countdown show “Ang Pinaka” on GMA News TV.

Nelson said: “It is an honor and a privilege to host ‘Asia’s Got Talent,’ the biggest talent competition in the world, and to do so with Rovilson is a bonus. We look forward to working with the judges as well as setting the stage for the incredible contestants to shine.”
Fernandez said: “I am humbled to play a part in this great search for talent across our region. With Marc, we will do our best to bring our amazing experience on ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ to AXN viewers.”

The Guinness World Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia, is launching its 63rd version on AXN. Billed as the biggest talent competition in the world, the show will dazzle audiences across Asia and spotlight some of the region’s most amazing performing artists competing for the coveted winning title. “Got Talent” is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries
AXN is a leader of regionally-produced original content in Asia with four seasons of the International Emmy-nominated “The Amazing Race Asia,” the Asian Television Award-winning “Cash Cab Asia,” “The Apprentice Asia,” “Cyril: Rio Magic,” “Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition,” and the Asian Television Award-nominated “Cyril: Simply Magic.
“Got Talent” Sponsors
As previously announced, the inaugural season of “Asia’s Got Talent” on AXN is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, BIG Cola, Pantene, Caltex and Jetstar.

Marina Bay Sands is the premier sponsor of “Asia’s Got Talent.” As Asia’s leading entertainment destination and crossroads for global celebrities, Marina Bay Sands provides opportunities for local talent to shine on the world’s stage. The semi-finals and finale of “Asia’s Got Talent” will be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where the winner will take home a contract to return and perform live at Asia’s leading entertainment destination.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Alaska Iron Kids Triathlon in Subic

Borlain sisters rule Alaska IronKids Triathlon in Subic
Tara and Samantha Borlain again finished one-two in the same category (Girls 11-12) during the 2015 Alaska IronKids Triathlon held in Subic over the weekend. Open to children 6 to 14 years old, Alaska IronKids is the local junior version of the international triathlon series, Ironman.

Tara trailed Sister Samantha in the swim and bike part of the race but relied on her strong finishing run to prevail. Other 1st place winners in the girl category are Nicole Danielle Eijansantos (13-14), Alison Ann Noble (9-10) and Justicia Mariearl Tan (6-8).
Brent Valelo also relied on a strong run to rule the Boy 13-14. Other 1st place winners in the boy category are Juan Francisco Baniqued (11-12), Mark Grist (9-10) and Dayshaun Karl Ramos (6-8).
Christine Levi Gaspar and Una Janus Sibayan placed second and third in the Girls 13-14. Everly Janarie Macalalad finished third in the Girls 11-12.  Patricia Tolentino and Ana Maria Mempin placed second and third in the Girls 9-10. Franchezka Borlain, youngest of the Borlain sisters, and Caitlin Gaw finished second and third in the Girls 6-8.
Sabino Czar Manglicmot IV and John Caleb Barlin placed second and third in the Boys 13-14. Jose Manuel Arao and Karl Rafael Pamakid placed second and third in the Boys 11-12. Matthew Thomas Alumbres and Juan Miguel Tayag placed second and third in the Boys 9-10. Jabrielle Marcos Delizo and Reggeal Victoria placed second and third in the Boys 6-8.
Four races are lined up for 2015— two aquathlons and two triathlons. The next races will be the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon Apr. 19 at The Village Sports Club; the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon in Subic Bay; and the Alaska IronKids Triathlon Aug. 1 in Cebu.
The races will have three categories: Race Category (with Podium Medals) with four age groups; Play Category (with finisher’s medal but no age categories) with short and long distances to promote outdoor play and increase participation for non-competitive participants; and the Relay Category (with Podium Medals) with two mixed age groups.
Alaska Milk Corporation President/CEO Wilfred Steven Uytengsu said he is ecstatic with the huge turnout.
“It’s really nice to see the parents supporting their kids promoting a healthy lifestyle, a lot of kids today spend a lot of time on their iPads or playstations. It’s important to develop your technical skills but you also have to be physically fit,” said Uytengsu.
Alaska IronKids Philippines is an annual sporting event that aims to promote the healthy and active lifestyle among children through the winning combination of proper nutrition and physical activity. The Alaska IronKids Race Series is just one of many sports development programs that Alaska conducts yearly to engage children to come out and play.

Pioneering athletic programs like the Alaska IronKids Philippines Triathlon has managed to take children away from their video game consoles, cellphones and cable TV remotes and out into the sun to swim, bike and run in triathlon races. Alaska’s sports programs hope to encourage children to get into organized sports while learning positive values like hard work, discipline, determination and teamwork. The program for 2015 will continue to bring excitement as it helps future athletes realize their dreams.
Become an inspiring athlete too and join Alaska’s sports programs now! NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.

For general information about the Alaska IronKids please visit; Alaska Milk Corporation visit; and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub & #AlaskaIronkids.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

News For Homeschooling Parents

FOR HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS & STUDENTS: Messiah College invites you 2 learn "How to Make The Easy Adjustment From Homeschool to College" in our upcoming event entitled Homeschool Tips! Learn how 2 choose d right college,  how 2 adjust 2 new schedules,  classmates, family life, & more! It will be held this coming APR18, 9am-3pm@ Messiah College. For details, visit Invite ur friends!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Glow City Zumba Party

Glow City Zumba

Dance, sweat and burn calories to the hottest beats in one of this year's biggest Zumba events! Join Zumba Queen, Regine Tolentino and Zin Instructors from different studios in a night of upbeat reverie at the Glow City Zumba Marathon to be held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on April 11,2015.

For Glow City's first leg, RGD Multi-Media & Productions, Inc. chose the Quezon City Memorial Circle as it's venue due to it's accesibility and for being a conducive location for fun and healthy physical activities.

Everyone from fitness enthusiast to those who just want to experience a healthy good time, male and female are invited. So come one, come all and let's light up the city in a night of guiltless and pressure!


The bow may have been created to give range to spear throwing in the hunting of game in primitive times, the arrow being a smaller version of the spear.  Archery’s participation in history thus began.  The beginning and technology of firearms came long after wars were won by skilled archers and swordsmen but was the main reason for the death of archery as one of the main military and tactical tools of war.

Britain revived archery as a recreational past time in the late 1700s. In 1840, the first attempt to make it a modern sport was made.  Archery as a sport was first seen in the Olympic Games in 1900.

It is safe to say that archery gained worldwide popularity in recent years thanks to Hollywood blockbusters like the Lord of the Rings (Legolas and the Elves) and more recently The Hunger Games (Katniss Everdeen), the Avengers (Hawkeye), Disney’s animated feature Brave (Princess Merida), and popular US television shows Arrow and The Walking Dead.  A group of friends saw this increasing interest as well as the lack of facility where one can learn the sport. Thus the Kodanda Archery Range was created.

Kodanda Archery Range is a seven-lane, fully air-conditioned indoor archery range located on the upper basement of Makati Cinema Square along Chino Roces Avenue (formerly Pasong Tamo) in Makati City. Opened July 5 of 2013, Kodanda Archery Range was founded to provide an avenue for people who are interested to try out archery, without having to spend a small fortune. It is open to all interested individuals with the minimum age being seven years old.

The name Kodanda is Sanskrit for “he who has a bow.” It is also the name of the great bow and constant companion of Rama as he overcomes evil in the Hindu epic Ramayana (Mahabharata being the other epic).


Although there is not a lot of walking or running involved, archery is still a physically demanding and rewarding sport. Drawing the bowstring places stress on one’s arms, chest, shoulders, and back, developing upper body and arm strength with repetition. Constant practice also helps improve posture, balance, and hand-eye coordination.

The exercise of targeting helps develop focus, patience and allows the individual to center and calm him/herself, which can, in the long run, have a positive impact on one’s mental health and well-being.

Despite the apparent individualistic nature of archery, it can be a social activity where families, friends, and co-workers can take up the sport as a group, and through the shared experience of learning something new that personal bonds can be solidified.


The only archery range that is fully air-conditioned (vs open air) AND open to the public (vs club membership required) in Makati.  We are also the most affordable given that our hourly fee already includes range rental, use of international-standard equipment and protective gear, and coaching on archery basics from expert instructors.


We are now also an archery shop where you can buy all equipments and accessories necessary in the sport of archery.  From compound bows to quiver bags to novelty shirts, it’s a one stop shop for everything archery.


Archery continues to be a sport taught in colleges in the country.  At the recent 2012 London Olympics, two of the eleven-member Philippine contingent, Mark Javier and Rachel Anne Cabral, are proud archers. Syd Fraginal, a former Philippine National Team archer who was once a record-holder in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, continues to cultivate his passion for the sport as a full-time coach at Kodanda Archery Range.

Kodanda Archery Range now holds Fun Shoot Competition almost every month to cater to our growing regular clientele as well as interested archers.


Always treat your archery equipment with respect.
Do not draw and point the bow towards anyone even when there’s no arrow on the string.
Only release the bow string at full draw when there is an arrow on the string.  “Dry Firing” may cause damage to the bow, and is dangerous.
Keep your arrows in your quiver until you are told to shoot.
Only use the arrows the instructor provided you.
If you drop your arrow, leave it on the ground until you are told to get it.
Place the bow on the rack before retrieving your arrows.
Strictly no running in the range premises.
Secure all loose clothing; remove bracelets, necklaces, etc. Tie hair back (for ladies).
Pay attention to the instructions and advice of the range instructors.


Always keep the safety measures in mind.
Respect everyone shooting with arrows. In archery, all archers are fellows; they are not your enemies.
Wear proper attire. No slippers allowed.
Do not talk in a loud voice while others are shooting.  Do not talk to another archer who prefers to be silent.  Do not disturb people with loud mobile phone ringtones or speaking on the phone.
Do not offer advice unless asked.
Do not touch another archer’s equipment without their permission.

                  Mariah is so focused

                       Target Paper


Rubber shoes are the only required get up when you go to Kodanda. All other safely gear will be provided:
Armguard - protection for the arm against the string’s backlash.
Fingertab - protection for the fingers’ repeated pulling of string.
Chestguard - worn over the torso especially for girls to prevent the string from snaring clothes
Quiver - arrow holder
Recurve Bow – normal bow used in our range (the same one used in the  Olympics)


Range Information
Fully-air conditioned indoor archery range with seven (7) 10-meter lanes
Archery shop with everything you need related to archery
Located on the Upper Basement of Makati Cinema Square, Chino Roces Avenue (formerly Pasong Tamo), Makati City
Open from 10:30am to 07:30pm from Mondays to Sundays

Php550.00 per person, per hour inclusive of the following:
Use of the archery range
Rental of international-standard equipment and protective gear
Coaching on archery basics from expert instructors
Add’l Php30.00 for the target paper clients can take home as a souvenir.
Php 200.00 is the range rental per person, per hour for those who already have their own gear

Lessons Offered
Php6,000.00 for ten (10) sessions, one (1) hour per session
Student will be issued a Certificate of Completion after the ten (10) sessions
Fees include the use of the archery range, rental of international-standard equipment and protective gear, and target paper.
Dedicated coaching on basic or advanced archery from one of our expert instructors:
Syd Nerickzon Fraginal ( former Phil. player, sea games record holder)
Ronalyn Alvarez (former NCR Team member, Palarong pambansa winner)
Ronna May Alvarez (former member of developmental team of the Phil.)
Sessions will be adjusted to the student’s schedule

Group reservations are welcome.  For such events, you may call (02)621.9109 and (0932)843.6614 and ask for May.

Contact Information
Reservations and further inquiries can be made through contact numbers (02)621.9109 and (0932)843.6614.  Our email address is

Facebook page: Kodanda Archery Range.
Instagram: @kodanda_archery
Kindly use hashtags #ilovekodanda and #kodandaarcheryrange when posting online.

Ice Morales
Marketing Director, Kodanda Archery Range
IG & tweeter: @ice_morales