Pepato Pop-up at Whitespace

‘Twas a sad day when Pepato closed its doors at Greenbelt 2, but while waiting for the new Pepato to reopen at Rockwell before Christmas, you can still enjoy your favorite dishes at Pepato Pop-up, The Commissary at Whitespace.
Last Saturday I had lunch there with Grace, Nikki and Jay, and last Sunday I had dinner there again with my family. Because there was an event downstairs, Saturday lunch was set up in the boardroom on the 2nd floor upstairs.
We had our own waiter


and table for four


Started with a risotto appetizer


and bread selection

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Then we all had our favorite dishes ordered a day in advance via email. Grace and I had the roasted bone marrow


Nikki had her vegetarian dishes. And Jay had the Dry Semolina Spaghettini Pepato Flambé


I had the Chilean Sea Bass “La Sorpresa”


et voila


Jay and I also had the Roast US Angus Beef Tenderloin—YUM! I wanna go back already!!


Carbonara Deconstruct

Cabonara deconstruct

We ended with free dessert—a chocolate pudding with gold splatter

Free dessert

P.S. I highly recommend the melon sorbet—the best thing on earth. I wasn’t able to take a picture—it was that good! I’m gonna come back with Jeroen soon.
Quick pic with the cooking diva, Margarita Forés, from L-R: Grace, Jay and Nikki.

Grace, Jay, Nikki

Pepato Pop-up is open for lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday at The Commissary, Whitespace, 2314 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati.
To reserve and order in advance, call 729-0030 or email to receive the menu.

Whitespace map

Gift ideas from Fruits & Passion

This early, I just hoarded a ton of Fruits & Passion soaps and scents for Christmas and gift giving.
I didn’t know how many new products they had until I walked into the Fruits & Passion temporary corner at Rustan’s Shang, which is under renovation.
The tall sexy hand soap in glass bottles are my favorite. Instead of giving wine which may not be the taste of the receiving end of your gift, why not give these instead? Everyone can use Hand Soap (Php 1,250/300 ml).

Fruits & Passion Hand Soap

The base of this hand soap is biodegradable and contains softening and moisturizing properties. The formula is enriched with active ingredients derived from coconut, sunflower and olive oils as well as wheat protein.
One liter of Hand Soap Refill goes a long way and costs Php 1,750.

Fruits & Pasion Hand Soap Refill

Fruits & Passion launched a new range of Ambiance products to transform your home into a multi-sensory sanctuary.
Color coded six new fragrances include: Tropical Rhythm, Bali Bliss, Melody in White, Fresh Start, Green Zone and Fruits of the Orchard.
These are available in a range of products such as Ambiance Room Spray (Php 995/75 ml), made with a water-based formula that’s gentle on the environment by limiting volatile emissions while infusing your home with a fresh fragrance.

Fruits & Passion Orchard Ambiance Room Spray

Perfumed Candle (Php 995/184 g)
Superior quality perfumed candle made of 100% vegetable wax (soy and palm). The decorative vase is recyclable and reusable with the Fruits & Passion Pillar Candle. Approximate burn time is 40 hours.

Fruits & Passion Perfumed Candles

Scented Wax Cubes (Php 1,250 for six pieces x 6 g)
The perfumed 100% vegetable wax in these cubes liquefies in a fragrance burner (sold separately) and infuses your home with a concentrated scent, adding a distinctive touch to your surroundings.
Each box contains six cubes that last four hours each, for a total of 24 hours of diffusion.

Fresh Start Scented Wax Cubes copy

Room and Fabric Deodorizer (Php 595/240 ml)
Water-based deodorizing mist helps get rid of unpleasant odors while infusing your home with fragrance. Perfect for freshening cushions, curtains, upholstered furniture and the air.

Bali Bliss Room and Fabric Deodorizer

Decorative Diffuser Fragrance (Php 695/125 ml)
This liquid fragrance can be used in any Fruits & Passion diffuser of your choice to diffuse fragrance into the air for six to eight weeks. The fragrance and the decorative set (reeds, wood flowers, etc.) should be changed at the same time to optimize diffusion.
Contains fragrance and hydro treated petroleum distillates (C9-C16).

Fruits & Passion Decorative Diffuser Fragrance

Besides the pretty colors and packaging, you’ll be glad to know that Fruits & Passion developed its Ambiance line with the environment in mind, using the most eco-friendly formulas that reduce volatile emissions without compromising fragrance quality or strength.
All home fragrances are formulated without DE/DEH phthalates, formaldehyde or benzene.
Soaps are biodegradable, and only vegetable wax is used in the candles.
The Ambiance collection also offers refills to help extend the life of original bottles and reduce waste.

In the Philippines, Fruits & Passion is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) with stores at Greenbelt 3, Bonifacio High Street, Alabang Town Center, and Rustan’s Department Stores at Shangri-La Plaza Mall and TriNoma.

Wanna be on the next Tattoo billboard?

As the number one, most preferred broadband in the country, Tattoo gives you a chance to express yourself, show off your unique personality, and get a chance to be seen on an LED billboard along EDSA Paragon, Lawton, and Katipunan.

globe tattoo

How to join:
1. Like the Tattoo Facebook page.
2. Access the I Choose Tattoo Facebook App where you can upload your photo entry.
3. Photo must highlight the phrase “I CHOOSE TATTOO” on a body part. Keep in mind that photos with profanity, foul language, and nudity will automatically be disqualified.
4. Image should include the user’s face and must specifically be 300dpi and at least 5” x 7” in size.
5. Tattoo will be the sole judge for each submitted picture based on the following criteria:

Edgy and Fierce look – 40%
Originality and creativity of the I CHOOSE TATTOO design – 40%
Over-all impact of the photo – 20%

5. Each valid photo entry gets a chance to win awesome prizes from Globe.
Eight (8) winners will be chosen from a weekly raffle draw and will each get P20,000 in cash.
6. On November 25, 2011, a Grand Raffle Draw will determine two big winners who will each receive Php 35,000 cash, a Samsung Galaxy Tab and a Tattoo MyFi Stick for easy access to the net—anytime, anywhere.
7. Promo is open to any Facebook user in the Philippines.
8. Deadline of submission of entries is November 17, 2011.
9. Globe/Tattoo reserves the right to conduct further validation of entries before acceptance and awarding of prize.

globe tattoo

To know more about complete mechanics and rules, click here

Canon S100 coming soon (try next month)

Following the success of Canon’s S-Series compact cameras comes the PowerShot S100, an upgrade from the popular PowerShot S95.
It features a genuine Canon EOS inspired 1/1.7 type CMOS Sensor, achieving superior image capture, as well as a newly designed F2.0, 24mm Wide Angle Lens with 5x Optical Zoom, making it perfect for capturing a broad range of shots—especially family portraits, and landscape shots such as mountain ranges or sunsets.


The F2.0 allows you to shoot beautiful images in low-light conditions without using the flash, while the 24mm Wide Angle Lens provides a wider field of view.
Perfect for those wanting to explore their creative potential, the PowerShot S100 features manual controls and a customized control ring. The control ring allows for the quick adjustment of shooting settings.
The PowerShot S100 also has GPS functionality to track and display your photography route on Google Maps—a perfect addition to online travel albums and blogs.

Key features:
DiG!C 5 Image Processor
1/1.7 Type 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
F2.0, 24mm Wide Angle Lens and 5x Optical Zoom
Intelligent Image Stabiliser (IS)
Manual Controls
Control Ring
Intelligent Auto – 32 Scenes
Full High Definition (HD) Movie Recording (1920 x 1080)
3.0 Type LCD
TruCapture Technology

As seen on Amazon.


Comme des Garçons x Cambridge Satchels in silver, gold and white.
Limited pieces available in either 13″ or 15″ and spotted at Comme des Garçons Singapore.
Price ranges from SG$530 – SG$560.

Comme des Garçons x Cambridge Satchel

Comme des Garçons x Cambridge Satchel

Comme des Garçons x Cambridge Satchel

Comme des Garçons
2nd floor, Shop 39/40 Hilton Singapore
581 Orchard Road
Tel. +65 6304 1362

BlackBerry winner is here!

More than 600 people took the cheesy quiz I posted last week.
Out of a perfect score of 45 points, the highest score was 37 or 82%!
Jude came over in the afternoon to help me check the answers. We finished at 10 PM.
I tell you, after what Jude and I went through tonight, I have a newfound respect for teachers who grade papers all the time.
And the winner is Marcia Caringal of Quezon City! She is a BlackBerry user (she uses a Curve and a Bold).
When I asked who helped her with the quiz, she named her friend, former model and 1985 Miss Maja Pilipinas and Miss Maja International 2nd Runner-Up Issa Gonzales-Agana.

Here are the correct answers:
1. Name the title of this movie: Sinasamba Kita

Blackberry quiz

2. Identify these popular shoes in the ’70s and ’80s: Famolare and Crayons
Trivia: You can still buy Famolare shoes online.

Blackberry quiz

Blackberry quiz

3. Name the designer of this phenomenal Philippine ’80s label: Helena Guerrero
Trivia: She trained under Jean-Paul Gaultier when the latter worked in the Philippines.

Blackberry quiz

4. Name this pillar of Philippine fashion: Inno Sotto
(Funniest answer: Ray-An Fuentes)
Trivia: He used to be called Guam Boy Sotto by friends and family as he used to live in Guam.

Blackberry quiz

5. Name this dog: Bantay
(Funniest answer: Tagpi)

Blackberry quiz

6. Identify the four teens in this picture: Dondon Nakar, Winnie Santos, Lala Aunor, Arnold Gamboa

Blackberry quiz

7. This isn’t a Gap ad, but name as many dancers in this photo:
The WEA Dancers are: Jesse Panelo, Raffy Chan, John Gaddi, Jimmy Santos, Miles Obra, Geleen Eugenio, Lyn Tamayo, Donna Fuentes, Joey Pastor, Tina Herrera, Gay Pobre, Joy Pobre
Trivia: According to Tito Uichico, WEA stands for W = Warner Bros, E = Electra, and A = Atlantic.
They are three dance groups merged into one. :D

Blackberry quiz

8. Name as many people in this Faces promo:
Apples Aberin, Bernice Palanca, Beverly Ong, Bill Velasco, Cheenee de Leon, Diana Jean Lopez, Domini Primero, Eric Quizon, Eva Abesamis, Giselle Toengi, Irene Martel, Joy Ortega, Kenneth Peralta, Marina Benipayo, Mayenne Carmona, Mellany Carlos, Monina Tan, Monsour del Rosario, Norman Black, Rudolph Yaptinchay, Tweetie de Leon, Vanessa Viterbo, Vivian Velez
(Funniest answers: Tiger Woods, Tina Tagle)
Trivia: G Tongi confirmed she was 16 when the video (below) was taken


Marcia gets a new BlackBerry Bold 9780!
Awarding will be next week when all our schedules are free. Will keep you posted.
Thank you BlackBerry Philippines and thank you Jude for creating the quiz and patiently grading the test papers with me! Till the next promo, C :)


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