Win free tickets to Zombadings from Keratin Complex

Keratin Complex Philippines, along with Orgin8 Media and SM Cinemas, present a special advanced screening of Zombadings 1: Patayin si Remington sa Shokot, on August 30, 2011 (Tuesday), 7 PM, at SM Megamall Cinema 9.
The event will also feature a brief Zombading “beauty pageant” styled by Keratin Complex client hairstylists.


From the makers of Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros comes this critically acclaimed horror-comedy, starring Martin Escuedero, Lauren Young, Janice de Belen, and Kerbie Zamora with the special participation of Roderick Paulate and Eugene Domingo.

Wanna win free tickets to the advanced screening?
Like Keratin Complex Club Philippines on Facebook, and post your name and email address on the wall.
The first 50 people that post on the wall will win 2 tickets each to the premiere.


About Keratin Complex

Founded by renowned stylist Peter Coppola, Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, is a revolutionary, professional, revitalizing and rejuvenating treatment that penetrates the hair’s cuticle to reduce 95% of frizz and curl.
This advanced formulation smooths hair by infusing 40% percent hydrolyzed natural keratin deep into the damaged cuticle.

Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy is recommended
• to those who do not want stick-straight hair
• to those who want to take away the frizz but not sacrifice the curls
• to those with damaged hair due to bleaching or rebonding
• to those with chemically damaged hair.

Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy takes 2 1/2 hours. The effect lasts anywhere from 3-5 months depending on the client’s lifestyle and original hair condition. For best results, client is not allowed to wet her his/hair up to 72 hours after the treatment.

Here’s good news for those who can’t last the 72-hour no-shampoo rule.
Keratin Complex’s Express Blowout is a one-hour treatment that gives you smooth, sexy, shiny hair in a snap.
You are allowed to shampoo your hair after 8 hours the treatment. Effect should last up to six weeks.


Experience beautiful hair with Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, in any of these top salons:
Creations Salon
Emphasis Salon Peninsula
Henri Calayag
Indigo Salon
Jesi Mendez Salon
Jing Monis Salon
Justine Barbara Salon
Le Maquillage
Louis Philippe Kee salons
Manila Polo Club Salon
Piandré Salons
Philippe Salon
Regine’s Salon
Studio 546
Salon de Matt
Studio Salon Fix by Alex Carbonell
Toni and Guy Essensuals
Bridges Salon Cebu
Evolutions Salon
Expose Salon Cebu
Pink and Gold Salon Davao
Studio 28 Bacolod
Virtu Salon
and at selected branches of Bench Fix and David’s salons.

Spotted at National Bookstore

Moleskine’s long-awaited Writing, Traveling and Reading collections, including pens, pencils, bags, reading glasses, cases, reading stands and USB rechargeable book lights.


Designed by Italian designer Giulio Iacchetti, the new collections are compatible with Moleskine notebooks and planners through special clips and holders.


The new accessories retain many of the familiar features of the Moleskine notebooks: elastic band, smooth and rounded corners, black color, “in case of loss” label, and essential, contemporary-classic aesthetics.



Available now at National Book Store. To see the complete range and prices, click HERE.

The Assumption tote

Here comes another Assumption batch which is not mine and has very good fundraising ideas. It makes me so angry!!!! Arrgh!!
But seriously, I walked into this photo-printed tarpaulin bag at the Pop’s store in the Milky Way building on Pasay Road.

Assumption bag

How ingenious! Obviously the design is based on the Banane Taipei.
The bags cost Php 500 each and were produced as fundraising merchandise for Assumption Batch 1990′s high school reunion.

Assumption bag

As such, do not expect the highest quality. Some of the bags are well-printed and some are not.
Think of it as an extra shopping tote to save the earth/show Assumption pride/for a good cause.
To order, call or text (0917) 530-0866 • (0917) 817-0419 • 892-0941 (landline).

Chefs and their signature dishes in Unilever’s new cookbook

Unilever isn’t just about home and personal care anymore. It’s about Best Foods mayo (truly the best, as far as Chef Jeroen is concerned), Knorr seasoning and all kinds of food solutions.
Now Unilever gathers eleven international chefs in the country to put together a special cookbook called Signature Dishes 2011.

UFS Signature Dishes Cover

Signature Dishes 2011 is Unilever Food Solutions’ way of giving back to food lovers and professionals in the Philippine food service industry by providing them the tools to create signature dishes that will satisfy and excite their guests,” says Pinky Laurena, Unilever Food Solutions Managing Director.

The first-of-its-kind cookbook is top-billed by renowned chef and Unilever Food Solutions culinary ambassador Cyrille Soenen who, along with other Manila-based international chefs, offers Filipino restaurateurs and food service operators an intimate peek into their signature renditions.
The featured top chefs share their sources of inspiration, letting readers privy into the secret ingredients that make a truly successful signature dish.

Chef Cyrille Soenen

A seasoned food industry stalwart with experience from Michelin star-restaurants worldwide like Duc d Enghien and Le Drouant in Paris, Chef Cyrille serves up delicious insights into his trailblazing cuisine, made more mouth-watering with Knorr Western Sauces.
He shares signature innovations flavored with Knorr Napoli Tomato Sauce, Knorr Cheese Sauce or Knorr White Sauce.

Unilever food solutions

Other featured food experts who share their masterful recipes are chefs Angelo Faoro and Freddy Thierry Schmidt

Chef Angelo Faoro Chef Freddy Thierry Schmidt

Norbert Gandler and Mats Loo

Chef Norbert Gandler Chef Mats Loo

David Pardo de Ayala and Franco Brodini

Chef David Pardo de Ayala Chef Franco Brodini

Nick Anderson and Josef Miklavc

Chef Nick Anderson Chef Josef Miklavc

Mark Mulder and Patrick Fournes.

Chef Mark Moulder Chef Patrick Fournes

From tarts to slow-cooked roasts, their exciting flavor combinations and the stories told in every recipe will enthrall readers with mouthwatering ideas.

Tournedos Rossini

Bresse Chicken

Blackened Gravlax

Pamora Farm Egg Cocotte with Duck Liver Leaks and Mushroom Sauce
Pamora farm egg cocotte with duck liver, leeks and mushroom sauce

Big Tiger Prawns in Citrus and Olive Oil Dressing
Tiger prawns in citrus and olive oil dressing

Tart Fine with Tomato Fresh Sardines and Goat Cheese
Tart fine with tomato, fresh sardines, and goat cheese

Signature Dishes 2011 is now available in leading bookstores nationwide.

Wouldn’t you like to ambush your hater?

Oh yes, would I like to ambush Piolo’s and KC’s biggest fan, the hairstylist who named her kids Piolo and Jericho in Australia, who gave me grief on Twitter for saying I’m not buying the bromance? No thanks.
Watch as Mario Lopez hosts a new show called H8R (hater), where he takes celebrities face to face with their staunchest haters. Starts September 14th on The CW.
(But ugh, Mario Lopez na naman. I’m so sawa na. And no, I’m not a hater.)

Imagine this scenario. I get invited to the local version of H8R to ambush one of my numerous haters.
So they pick me up in a van and bring me to a restaurant where—surprise!—KC and Piolo are waiting for me!! #award
Then Piolo takes me by the shoulders, looks me in the eye, and utters just one word: “Believe.”

P.S. This reminds me of Ruffa and I and countless other celebrities I’ve attacked in my writings column. I was a hater (emphasis on was). But after I grew up and actually met Ruffa, I became a liker. So yes, I am living proof that there’s hope for us haters.

Paris and Manny and Kim Hyun Joong

Ines Cabarrus

The best thing about media-savvy Paris Hilton leaving Manila is the Manny Pacquiao tee she so graciously wore on her flight going home.
I wonder if this shirt really comes in a size 0 or if they had altered it to fit her.


The best Paris Hilton quote was when she asked to be taken to “The Office”. And I quote:

At the welcome dinner hosted by the Paquiaos last Tuesday night, Hilton, who confirmed her breakup with nightlife entrepreneur Cy Waits last June, spoke with Belo scion Cristalle Henares.
“We were chatting in the bathroom,” Henares says, “and she kept fixing her hair.”
The heiress was in the mood to party and asking Henares about local hotspots. “She kept saying, ‘I wanna go to the Office,’” Henares recalls with a laugh. “I told her, ‘I think you mean Opus, not Office.’”  (Source)

When asked who told her about “The Office”, Paris reportedly said Manny Pacquiao suggested she go to the happening place.


She was also supposedly looking for hot guys in Manila, in which case you might have to take her to a football or rugby game (read: hot guys minus the net worth of Stavros Niarchos or Paris Latsis).

Jake Robrigado Letts
Jake Letts for Bench Body

One wonders what Paris did with all the gifts given to her, which included someone’s framed grad picture and baro’t saya (whut??).
This reminds me of a certain local celeb who gifted the Taiwanese stars of Meteor Garden with bakya or locally made wooden shoes. Or when Kuya Germs gave Angela Boffil a can of “Birts Tree Milk Powder” (It’s everybody’s melk).


When gifting foreign celebs, one must take into consideration that these people are traveling and are not likely to take home all your stuffed toys, heavy local magazines and wooden shoes. Especially if they’re ON TOUR.
Another thing that makes me cringe when foreign celebs visit, are the questions guaranteed to be asked at local press cons, such as:
1) Have you tried Filipino food/balut/dinuguan?
2) How do you find Filipino women/men? (As if they would respond negatively)
3) The worst: how do you find Philippine fashion?
4) Cliché: How do you like Manny Pacquiao?
5) Have you met Charice?

Charice, Paris, Buble & Yolanda - Leeza Gibbons Oscar Night

Why not ask: How do you find our international airport (NAIA)?
People, surely there must be other questions to ask without pertaining to the Philippines.

On Friday, I am so looking forward to meeting Kim Hyun Joong for The Face Shop.

Kim Hyun Joong

Rest assured I will not be asking any of those questions and have discouraged my dear cousin Keri from bringing a memorable gift.
Keri: “I want to give Kim Hyun Joong a present. What can I give him so he will never forget me?”
Me: “Keri, give him danggit or Goldilocks dinuguan. Trust me, he will never forget you.”


People, I am just kidding. Don’t take everything you read here seriously.

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