Nestlé “Kasambuhay Habambuhay” Short Films

To celebrate 100 years of Good Food and Good Life in the Philippines, Nestlé proudly brings you “Kasambuhay Habambuhay” — a 100-minute short film anthology. It features ten 10-minute short films produced by the nation’s top advertising directors:

  • “Isang Tasang Pangarap” by Sid Maderazo
  • “Downtown” by Stephen Ngo
  • “Oh! Pa Ra Sa Ta U Wa Yeah!” by Jeorge Agcaoili
  • “Silup” by Jun Reyes
  • “Unplugged” by Raul Jorolan
  • “Sali Salita” by A/F Benaza
  • “The Howl and the Fussyket” by Chris Martinez
  • “Cooking Mo, Cooking Ko” by Chris Martinez
  • “Tingala Sa Baba” by Henry Frejas
  • “Sign Seeker” by Carlo Directo

The short film anthology showcases some of the country’s sought after stars: John Lloyd Cruz, Solenn Heussaff, Ramon Bautista, Eugene Domingo, Kiray Celis, Gerald Pasigan, Marvin Agustin, Kaye Abad, Luisito “Kuya Bodjie” Pascua, Mr. Eddie Garcia, Sid Lucero, Ms. Gloria Romero, Neil Coleta, Noni Buencamino, Shamaine Buencamino, Dominic Roco, Eda Nolan, Dennis Padilla, Robert Sena, Isay Alvarez-Sena, Philippine All Stars, Jillian Ward You are invited to watch the short films for FREE at selected SM cinemas nationwide on June 11-12, 2011.

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The Chocolate Kiss Cafe

One of my favorite restaurants. I’m pretty sure all the students of UP Diliman know this little nook at the Bahay ng Alumni — The Chocolate Kiss.

I went to UP Diliman last Saturday after my graveyard shift supposedly to run some errands on my enrollment in Open University. But I found myself craving for something sweet instead. The Chocolate Kiss offers classic cake assortments: from Carrot Cake to Blueberry Cheesecake to Chocolate Brownies.

I first ordered their Iced Tea. Their iced tea is not sweet. It comes with a “honey” in a small container which you may add to your drink depending on your preferred sweetness.


Since it was already lunch time, I ordered my main course: Pesto Penne Pasta with Chicken Fillet (or strips). I am very particular when it comes to pesto sauces because some restaurants’ are bland. But this one I give a thumbs up.


And finally of course, one of my favorites — Devil’s Cake. A moist chocolate cake with chocolate filling and a mountful of melted marshmallow as an icing on top. Pure heaven. I almost ate everything all up before I took the picture below.


Visit The Chocolate Kiss at the 2nd Floor of Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

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The Infamy of Balut

Tasty. Juicy. Evil. It’s given. Not many foreigners would even get close to this delicacy. It looks safe from the outside, but dangerous on the inside. Who would have thought about boiling an under-developed duck embryo and eat it afterwards? They say this delicacy originated from the Chinese way back the history of the Philippines. It doesn’t really matter. I like balut and I don’t even know why. Would you dare?

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