First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your continuous support of this blog. It has been almost five years since this food blog started. There were some challenges along the way to the point that I almost gave up on keeping it updated. But because of my faithful readers throughout the years, I am inspired to stay to keep it up and running.
Creating a food blog (or any kind of blog, for that matter) and maintaining it are two completely different things — the former being easier that the latter. Keeping it active is not an easy task, especially for someone with a really busy schedule. However, there’s a sense of reward and fulfillment every time I hear (and read) really nice words from you. For that, I thank you.
The blog’s old logo with the original Blogspot URL.
And because of your constant support, I’m proud to share with you that Mga Luto ni Lola has consistently been one of the highest [Google] ranking food blogs in the country, sometimes even beating many of the really well-known food blogs. In fact, this blog is even more popular than the blogger behind it. And that’s okay, because it was never my intention to be popular anyway.
Mga Luto ni Lola also paved the way to so many doors for me — from social media management to job opportunities to even writing a book. I also had my own share of failures though, but at least I get to meet really amazing people who believe in me and in what I am capable of doing. And I guess that’s the best thing that happened to me more than anything else. Not to mention, all the sponsors and media companies who have supported me all the while. » Read the rest of this entry «
I only had my first online shopping experience last year. Yes, I’m a 30-something year old guy and really skeptic (and scared!) when it comes to doing transactions with anonymous people online. Who wouldn’t be with all the awful stories you hear from you friends and family?
It’s a good thing though that my first experience went pretty smooth. I browsed for some used classic cookbooks and searched for titles that I might be interested in. I made it a point not to spend on too expensive items just to, you know, test waters since it was my first time to shop. I also checked the seller’s feedback score to make sure it’s legit and has good reputation based on previous customers.
The name says it all.
When I found the item that I like, the rest was a piece of cake. I contacted the seller and closed the deal. A few days later, the cookbook arrived. It’s that simple!
I must be lucky because I dealt with a really nice person, but I also believe it’s because I went to Sulit.com.ph – a trusted name in buying and selling online. Would you believe Sulit.com.ph is the Philippines’ most visited local website in any category and also the no. 1 buy & sell website? That’s really some reputation to uphold, especially for a homegrown company competing with big names in the same industry.
Next time, I’d probably go to Sulit.com.ph to sell some of my old stuff at home that I don’t use anymore. I learned that it can be done in just 3 easy steps — Post. Usap. Deal. Check out their newest TVC and see how it works:
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The country’s first augmented reality game of its kind – Ibufluid Medicol Advance’s Tap Out Pain. Tap Out Pain is the latest installment in Medicol’s Advance Rewards Program (check out http://Medicol.ph), which makes winning super super easy. Simple social actions like tweeting or rating photos immediately enable you to win cool lifestyle prizes like an iPad, Samsung S2, and various GCs.
I’ve been freakin’ out for the past weeks because I couldn’t get into my blog’s dashboard. There was an error on my WordPress log in page, and the ignoramus in me had no idea what was causing it. I’m not exactly the best person to ask about technology and programming, you know. But thanks to my friend, Mij, who tweaked some codes on my blog to resolve the problem. And now I’m back!
Speaking of techie, and being an Android fan myself (yes, I like keeping myself updated with the latest news in tech and gadgets), I made a list of some of the best Android apps for all the techie Pinoy foodies out there — something that you may find useful when you’re out for lunch or while you’re prepping something nice for dinner.
And before I show you my app list, I just want to remind everyone that Mga Luto ni Lola also has an Android app which you can download for free by scanning the QR code below. You can’t find it on Google Play because it would cost me about $20, and I’m not spending money for that.
So, ready your Android devices, open the Google Play app, and download my top 3 favorite Android apps for food lovers:
In celebration of traditional Filipino dishes, Mga Luto Ni Lola (My Grandma's Recipes) is about the food we have always enjoyed and loved. But beyond that, it's also about those enduring moments that we spend in the kitchen with our friends, family, and loved ones. It's about fond memories of celebrations and surprises, late night dinners and Sunday lunches, relationships and love, and how we embrace life's failures and triumphs.