Mag-Salo-salo ngayong Pasko

Mag-Salo-salo ngayong Pasko

November 16, 2017 | Business Feature

Ang Pinoy, mahilig sa salo-salo. Mula sa 1st birthday ni bunso, sa promotion at pa-lechon ni tatay, sa art competition win ni Ate hanggang sa loyalty award ni Kulit sa grade school, lahat cine-celebrate. Kaya naman ngayong pasko, hatid namin sa inyo’y bagong salo-salo!

Introducing, the new Merry Salo-salo Meals: Two new meal combinations that will surely make your every holiday gathering a Noche Buena experience.

Simulan ang kainan with Merry Salo-salo 1: Kuya J Crispy Pata, Kuya J Kare-kare, Relyenong Talong, and Bangus ala Pobre with 4 cups of rice. Order Merry Salo-salo 3 and bless your buds with our newest dish, the Kuya J Beef Tadyang Sinigang! It comes with the Kuya J Roast Chicken, Chopsuey, Lechon Kawali, and 4 cups of rice.

Alam namin, masarap mag-Salo-salo. Pero kung ganito ang laman ng hapag, aba, galit-galit muna!

Cheers to 100

Cheers to 100

October 5, 2017 | Business Feature

Who would’ve thought that the once hole-in-the-wall in Cebu has turned into one of the fastest growing casual dining restaurants that will open its 100th store? Well, this only proves that you really can’t stop something that good.

In just 2 years, we’ve already reached a milestone that no other Filipino restaurant has achieved. So as we celebrate this feat, we, together with our bidang endorser, Jericho Rosales, will be hosting a thanksgiving event on Saturday, October 7 at the event center of SM City Puerto Princesa.

This event is especially made for you, our bidang customers, for making our 100th store possible. It’s our way of showing gratitude to the true bidas of Kuya J.

In addition to our 100th store thanksgiving occasion, we have prepared an espesyal treat for you. From October 7 to 31, 2017, 2PM to 5PM, the Kuya J Original and Ube Halo-Halo Espesyal will be available at 50% off. So that means everyone can enjoy the uniquely delicious dessert for only P55 each in all Kuya J Restaurant branches nationwide.

Don’t miss out on this special celebration with us. So you can experience a delicious salo-salo with whole pamilya bida and you get to cheers with us for making history together!

Stay slick and pogi with Federal Barbers

Stay slick and pogi with Federal Barbers

August 29, 2017 | Business Feature

Staying slick and pogi is now made easier with Federal Barbers. Now, you can satisfy your grooming needs habang nag-sha-shopping si Mama’t Papa.

Federal Barbers is Landers Superstore’s very own barbershop. It caters to your grooming needs by giving classic and modern haircuts that give you a new look and a better mood. They also do hair art, hair coloring, shave and trim, and 15-minute and 30-minute massages.

And for those who take hair care more seriously, they also got you covered. They offer anti-hair loss treatments, anti-dandruff treatments, and conditioning treatments to help you keep your crown healthy and appealing.

The best part? They give FREE haircuts and shampoo & blow dry to Landers Superstore members. Members only need to present an official Landers Superstore receipt of any amount to avail of the FREE haircut.

Tips from a Federal Barber

Today, usong-uso ang long hair and you can easily find someone donning a bun anywhere. So if you’re planning to grow yours, here are a few tips from

1. Know before you grow. You should know that having long hair is also a lifestyle. Make sure you can manage to maintain your hair because it really can be quite a chore.

2. Dry carefully. Hair is highly susceptible to damage when it is wet, so make sure you dry your hair correctly. Shake out the excess water in your hair before drying it and stroke it lightly with a towel.

3. Stay healthy. A majestic crown can be achieved not only through proper hair care but also by staying healthy. Stress, poor diet, smoking, and lack of sleep can make your hair look lifeless.

Having long hair takes commitment but with its manageability and the godlike looks it comes with, it’s really worth the effort. Do you have personal haircare tips? Share mo naman samin sa!

Taking Philippine e-sports to higher grounds

Taking Philippine e-sports to higher grounds

August 24, 2017 | Business Feature

High Grounds
E-sports or electronic sports is slowly gaining fame but it still has a long way to go to be entirely accepted by our country. The problem is that there is a stigma that comes with E-sports; most people think it is only a distraction for students, which can be true, without the right discipline.

But with today’s gaming scene, that stigma is being forgotten. In the past years, we witnessed how fellow Filipinos battled top teams from all over the world in major gaming events which took place in local soil. And yes, may ibubuga tayo dito.

Another thing that changes that stigma is the newly opened High Grounds Café: a restaurant, a coffee shop, and an internet café in one! (and I thought Friday and Saturday nights spent gaming were already perfect. High Grounds is beyond perfect.) It provides a place for parents to chill out while their kids are battling it out virtually.

This gaming haven is run by a world-famous Philippine gaming team and it has 110 top-tier PCs connected to an ultra-fast internet connection that can reach up to 500mpbs. The venue even has a battlefield look that boosts the players’ spirits making it a breeding ground for the next generation of Philippine e-sports athletes.

If you’re having a rough week, this is the perfect way to destress. Visit High Grounds Café at 67 Scout Rallos St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City and up your game a notch.

Solidaridad Bookshop: Making Philippine Lit lit.

Solidaridad Bookshop: Making Philippine Lit lit.

August 24, 2017 | Business Feature

If you’re looking for some references for your Philippine Lit paper, taking a walk in Ermita will surely get the juices flowing. The buildings in Ermita alone depict a scene from the old Manila; Capiz shell windows, old lamp posts and street signs, and Kalesas. Just like in 90s films!

SolidaridadErmita is also the home of Solidaridad Bookshop, Manila’s library-cum-cultural hub established in 1965 by our very own F. Sionil Jose. From the outside, it really looks like a portal to the past with its red brick walls and rusty folding gates that witnessed Philippine history unfold.

The first thing you’ll notice inside are bookshelves filled with rare Philippine titles and also equally notable foreign titles. Its walls are filled with paintings and posters that tell a lot about our own culture and it also plays romantic 40s film music for a unique experience.

What’s more commendable is that the people behind it are leading a group of enthusiastic Filipino writers and voices to preserve and keep Philippine lit growing.

To support their cause, stop by Solidaridad Bookshop at 531 Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila.

V. Avena & Sons

V. Avena & Sons

July 17, 2017 | Business Feature

V. Avena & Sons: The home of the Makinilya in Manila

Today, nearly everything is digital and having a typewriter shop is clearly not the way to go if you’re a budding entrep. But for Ramon Avena, the 83-year-old son of Vicente Avena, keeping his parents’ business up and running is more important than the revenue.

V. Avena & Sons is a typewriter repair shop in Manila filled with old typewriters (ano pa ba?) meticulously restored to the base. For a young pair of eyes, the pair that didn’t get to see an actual Makinilya up close, the shop almost looks like a museum.

The shop, originally, sold sports items in the 1930s but when the typewriter was invented in the late 1930s, Vicente saw huge opportunity in it and immediately did a shift. Business went good; governments and universities went to him regularly for supplies and services. Sadly, the dawn of computers in the 1980s spelled its end.

Ramon has long accepted that the business is bound to close but, as he says, he will honor his parents’ legacy for as long as he can. Good thing the young seem to have developed a level of curiosity and fascination for vintage stuff and it’s what keeps the business running.

The smell of oil and the sound of typewriters is truly an amazing and captivating experience! Drop by V. Avena & Sons at 1250 España Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila

A tour to the past: Bambike Ecotours Intramuros

A tour to the past: Bambike Ecotours Intramuros

May 16, 2017 | Kuya J Finds

Isn’t it ironic that travel is becoming a trend, and yet we know too little about our own land’s history?

Intramuros, the walled city of Manila, is a good place to learn about our historic past especially in this day and age where most of us are foreigners in our own home. It’s almost like a scene from the 1998 Jose Rizal film. If you’re planning to tour it, the best way to do it is with Bambike Ecotours.

Bambike Ecotours offers tours inside Intramuros with a jam-packed itinerary that covers all the tourist attractions inside the walled city. What’s more awesome is that you get to tour it on bamboo bikes. Cool!

The company also has a good cause. They make their bikes with Gawad Kalinga, and they share the goal of helping children in need. Bambikes are 100% Filipino and donning it is truly a patriotic-self awakening experience.

Hayyy. I wish this was around during my college days. If you have time, visit them in Plaza San Luiz Complex, Real St. corner General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila. You can also reach them at +63 (2) 525-8289 for inquiries.