First time I tried Tokyo Cafe, I was with fellow Foodistas Harrell and Joey in SM North Edsa. This time around I was with Barbie, Malin, Reg and Tenai for a supposed (well it was!) group lunch meeting for our policy analysis paper before heading to the Senate to meet Senator Aquino and Senator Roxas this time around.

Anyway, my friends would always like to leave it up to me to pick where we’ll be eating (always! o.O) since they say I should know where it is best to eat, and to “use the Foodista in you.” But little do they know, I really don’t like deciding where to eat for a group of people - especially when it’s an impromptu decision I have to do.

That fact aside, we ended up eating in Tokyo Cafe - one safe decision, I guess. :)

Mango Chicken Salad (Php 170) - Chicken salad, ripe mango, grapes and romaine lettuce

Shrimp Aglio Olio (Php 240) - Medium-spiced pasta with hot green peppers, garlic, and shrimp sautéed in olive oil

Kani Crab Sandwich



And a Chicken Burger (Sorry, I forgot what the name of this dish was) for Ms. Gepte

Over-all it was a little bit pricey, but the food was comforting. In the end, we added an extra order of french fries to satisfy everyone’s craving (after we all devoured Reg and Tenai’s plate of fries).

You can also visit Manila Foodistas’ Restaurant Review | Tokyo Cafe for more information about this restaurant. :)

Here’s your chance to become a featured artist for a global brand.

Over the last decade, Volcom has provided a platform for aspiring artists to express themselves through the Featured Artist Series line of products. Mark Appleyard, Michael Sieben, Mitchell Froelich, Todd Bratrud and Michael J. Zepeda are only some of the independent artists previously tapped by Volcom.


The chosen Volcom artist is then tasked to design T-shirts and a range of other accessories such as hats, wallets, and belts as well as boardshorts, sweatshirts and woven/knit shirts. The Featured Artist Series line is released in Volcom outlets worldwide.

Following the theme, “Why are you hurting your neighborhood? What’s wrong with you?” Volcom is now inviting local Filipino artists to turn in an original design that answers the question for the chance to be part of Volcom’s Featured Artist Series line.

In line with this, bloggers and media friends were invited to the launch of this project weeks ago and got to try to create their very own Volcom T-shirt design embodying its campaign/theme for the contest in an impromptu contest. The winner was submitted to the contest.

Above: Our Masterpiece: “Cease”;
Below: Happy kids doing finger painting

If you’re an artist and a legit Filipino citizen, be the one to shout out “Why are you hurting your neighborhood? What’s wrong with you?” The best among original submitted graphic shirt designs with this theme will be picked out by Volcom and made into a limited edition shirt. The chosen designer will be featured by Volcom and enjoy the following awesome perks:

  • A cash prize of Php 25,000.00
  • A Php 10,000 shopping spree of Volcom stuff from Aloha Boardsports.
  • Plus, media mileage and bragging rights for holding the title of being a Volcom Featured Artist

You can use any art or graphics medium. Just be sure to submit it in the following formats:

  • -16 ½” width x 23 ½” height JPEG format with 300 dpi
  • Artwork should incorporate the Volcom stone.

Upload your piece to using the registration form found in the site. You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your entry.

Results will be out by the 2nd week of November so start working on your all-original piece now, ’cause you just might be the next Volcom Featured Artist.

For questions and more information, email us at

The UP Chinese Student Association is selling 我愛UP (I Love UP) Shirts! Only XS, S, M, L, XL sizes on white-colored shirts are available at a very low price of Php180. Orders may be coursed through Tasha Teh at 09176678113 or you can email her at

Adidas “King of the Road 2008”


Race Singlet (Above: for Men, Below: for Women)

When: Saturday, October 11, 2008,  (5:30am-9:00am)
Where: Fort Bonifacio, Start and Finish Line: 28th Street, in front of Honda, Fort
Reg Fee: P300.00 (inclusive of race singlet, race number & certificate)

You can register from September 22 to October 9 at any of the following Adidas Shops - Podium, Trinoma, Megamall and Rockwell or at the Ground floor of Vazquez-Madrigal Bldg., Annapolis St. Greenhills, San Juan (recommended for bulk registrations of corporations, schools and organizations). Phone: Mr. Biscocho (727.9987).

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Presidential Proclamation 1625, declaring October 1 as a regular holiday in the observance of Eidl’l Fitr or the last day of Ramadan. “In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, as a regular holiday throughout the country” the proclamation states.

Hear ye hear ye! Sanriotown launches “Travel the World Event”!

Where is your favourite place? Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo? Louvre Museum in Paris? Or is it Surfer’s Paradise in Gold Coast? No matter where it is and where you have just been travelling to, we welcome you to share your travel experience at SanrioTown’s first ever Travel the World Event.

Share your bits and pieces from your wonderful trip, from the yummy food you tasted, to some little gadgets you bought, or nice scenery you saw. Submit pictures along with a description about the trip and share with everyone at SanrioTown!

One blogger will be chosen from the pool of articles every month and be featured right here on the official Travel the World blog as an official winner along with other prizes!

To join or find out more about this event, check out the many pages we have set up for you on the official Travel the World blog. And even if you are not ready to join yet, you can still visit the blog to travel the world right in front of your computer!

You will need a Sanriotown account with the blog service subscribed to in order to participate in this event, so if you haven’t done so - sign up and activate your blog service now!

HOW TO JOIN? Check out this site for the instructions.

Bon voyage! :)

This is a video containing pictures from the Round 1 entries. Enjoy :3


Starting October 03, there will be a weekly food market/tiangge type of set-up in Metrowalk. It will be something like the Salcedo Market or Market at the Hills, but isn’t limited to mornings only. There’s going to be a night market too! This market/food fest will showcase various food (home cooked dishes, organic veggies and fruits, bbq, seafood, etc).

It will also be a place where new chefs and entrepreneurs are encouraged to introduce their products or where people can sell their home cooked specialties during weekends. Don’t worry, there will be a dining area around so that people can hang out and eat their hearts out! Sounds fun? So let’s check this out! :)

Last September 05, San Miguel Oktoberfest, siento bente or 120 days of pure beer and fun, kicked off at the San Miguel avenue in Ortigas.

San Miguel gunned for the longest beer grill/bar which stretched the long of San Miguel Avenue. They also sought a spot in the biggest beer raising or toasting at one given time.

It was only in the 300-peso air-conditioned tent did they sell the Oktoberfest beer. It was there also where the darting and the other beer-drinking games happened.

Rivermaya and other opm bands opened and graced the event.

Host Derek Ramsay with Mayor Abalos, and San Miguel Corporation President Ramon Ang

Migs and Rog played during the event!

..and this was what everyone was waiting for - THIRD EYE BLIND! :)

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