Thursday, February 1, 2018

Horitkultura Filipina 2018: The biggest horticultural show ever!

The Philippine Horticultural Society of the Philippines (PHSI) will be having its biggest show this year. It will be showcase of art also plants from the country as well as the latest trends in the plant industry. They also have guest exhibitors from other countries.

The event is made through the help of the Quezon Memorial Circle Administration, the Quezon City Government, Del Monte Philippines, Nutri-Asia, Villar Foundation and also DTI.

The even will cover a large area of the Quezon Memorial Circle with many exhibits and events.
It will be from February 2nd until the 11th. But the best time to go is on the earliest dates and the lastest dates.

Hortikultura 2018 poster

There would be exhibits of wonderful plants and flowers and landscape exhibits and competition. There would also be a commercial area where you can buy some of the interesting plants shown.

What to expect at Hortikultura 2018

They also encourage people to join their lectures and seminars. They will be free if you pay the the very minimal entrance fee.

Lectures at the Hortikultura 2018

That is almost one-fourth of the whole area.

The whole extent of the event will be at the following: Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Tropical Garden, RUNNEX Garden, QCX and Rock Garden.

Event map for Hortikultura 2018

For more information please contact the PHSI secretariat:
look for Ms. Angel

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Musing about and trying the Slicktight Bubblegum Bastard Pomade

Humans have been playing with their hair for a long time already. People have used many things and stuff to keep their hair looking the same. Some products giving the needed style to keep for a long time and while others can be changed at whim.

It was not an easy process. When I was smaller old people used pomade. In the Tagalog area where I was born, the elders called it "pamada." It has that shinny look that stays long. It works well with the polished look of the start of the 19th century even way up to the end of the war that destroyed what is fashionable Manila.

When I got younger people used gels and hair sprays. I was born in the 80s. Yes, those crazy big hairs that people laugh at when you look at graduation albums. They used tons of hair products like gels and hair sprays to keep those perms and big hairs in place.

I never tried any hair products except shampoo and the occasional conditioner. I never liked the look of gel because it always reminds me of nose mucus. I think I tried it once or twice but I never really liked the feel of it.

For some weird twist of fate the pomade has made a come back. Of course, like any fashion trends people started to favor the good old clean look of the past. Which always reminds me of Frank Sinatra and his hair.

The other thing I remember about pomades is how they smelled before. People often told that pomades smell like old people.

Today I am trying the Slicktight pomade. They have lots of products that won't disappoint you and make you smell something from the past.

I got a hold of the Slicktight Bubblegum Bastard. It has a really nice and tasty smell. So good you want to start chewing on it. I hope no kid touches this because we all know how children are becoming more and more stupid these days. They might eat it and die. Which is good for me. Less stupid children, less stupid adults. 

Sorry, I got distracted there. This is an oil-based pomade is made from natural products. The ingredients include: Beeswax, castor oil, microwax, coconut oil, and fragrance oil.

It has a heavy hold and will do well in the crazy weather and streets of Manila. Just make sure you stay away from too much of the pollution. It will also stick to your hair. the good thing is that the smell of this product will be able to hold off the dirty smell.

The best thing about pomades is that it allows you to style your hair again and again throughout the day. Unlike other hair products. If your grandfather uses pomade give him some hip pomade.

A pomade also does not dry like gels, lasts longer. So I say give this product a try. Something old and yet something good. So glad I can style my hair without using those gels. Sorry, I just don't like gels.

Price: Php 350.00 (60 grams) < -- That is not expensive, just to look cool.

Also available are: All Skool Cola, Cool Mint, Strawberries and Cream, Vanilla Sandalwood, Sport, and Aqua. (Damn! I thought at first I was looking at an ice cream menu.)

They also have some awesome soaps, shampoo and combs.

Where can I get this? 
Slicktight website and store:
Call: +63-917-820-7360

They are also on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Big Ben's Kitchen: A tribute to history and good food

All ideas that are great start with good intentions. With the proliferation of fast food and things that are foreign. Many people still long for the good old days and the food they grew up with.

That is the main goal of Big Ben's Kitchen and its owner Mr. Gene Guiterrez. With a recipe he got from his grandmother Teresita Sayoc-Reyes, they started the business in 1950.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Merck: Bridging Baby Steps (Fertility Awareness 2017)

Fertility Awareness 2017

Despite the huge population of the Philippines. Infertility still happens and is often a burden on many parents who want to conceive. The data from a Synovate survey in 2011 shows that one out of 10 Filipinos are suffering from infertility. There are different factors that affect a couple’s ability to procreate such as socio-cultural practices, including the marrying age, educational status, professional goals.

Merck is now on its 5th year of pursuing awareness on fertility and infertility in the Philippines. Often battling many myths and misconceptions.

Who is Merck?

Merck Inc. started operation in the Philippines in 1973 as a division of Pharma Industries Inc., now known as Zuellig Pharma Corporation (ZPC), to promote the pharmaceutical products of Merck KGaA.       
Today, the company and its employees continue to work together in providing quality pharmaceutical and specialty chemical products and services to its customers.

Merck Inc. looks forward to continued success and to contribute further to the development of the Philippines as a responsible multinational company.

Friday, October 20, 2017

World Architecture Day and World Post Day 2017 with the United Architects of the Philippines - Makati

My wish for a clear day didn't happen. It was rainy and I have lots of stuff on my bag. The rain came and went from time to time. But at least it was not raining really hard.

I went on my way to the Manila Central Post office and waited for the rest of the group. We have some bloggers and also the members of the United Architects of the Philippines - Makati Chapter (UAP - Makati Chapter).

The World Architecture Day 2017 fell on October 2nd with the theme "Climate Change Action." While, the World Post Day 2017 is celebrated with no theme falls on October 9th.

The program starts at with the people of the PhilPost meeting with the guests from the UAP - Makati and bloggers.

We are introduced to the long history of the PhilPost and its legacy as well as the wonderful building it is housed in. Ms. Arlene Labao-Project Officer for the Philately Collection & Museum Division started the program with some videos about the PhilPost and even how to write postcards.