Saturday, June 25, 2016

A night of Jamming with Let Gravity Band

Let Gravity band members: Alden Acosta, Ram Chaves, Rigil Borromeo and Donne Santos

Not a lot of people know I’m a huge music fan. So when I was asked if I’d like to attend the launch of an OPM all-male band called Let Gravity, I immediately agreed. Let Gravity is composed of five men whose lives were connected with one another in one way or another. Most of them were members of different bands but perhaps they were really destined to form their own band because things just fell into their right places. Hence, that’s how Let Gravity came into existence. 

Let Gravity band is composed of Sam Santos, Donne Santos, Rigil Borromeo, Alden Acosta and Ram Chaves. Guitarist Sam Santos is a professional songwriter who composed the teleserye theme song “Alipin,” as well as a host of other telenovela themesongs. Meanwhile, his brother Donne Santos was the founding member of the indie-band called ‘Goodbye Tracy’ and is a former member of a band called Sutil. Acoustic and electric fingerstyle guitarist Rigil Borromeo is a music teacher by profession, Alden Acosta was a former member of a band called “Happydaysahead” and the more popular group “CallaLily.” Lead vocalist Ram Chaves, who was the last one to join the group also used to have his own band named after him and was formerly a runner up in the GMA 7 Pinoy Idol Season 1 competition.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Live Life Vegan Restaurant: Home to old time favourite dishes with a vegan twist

Veggie Paella

Like an oasis quietly tucked away in the middle of Chino Roces (formerly Pasong Tamo Road) in Makati, Live Life Vegetarian Restaurant is a source of reprieve for motorists and passengers alike.  It provides healthy and alternative vegan foods, freshly produced drinks, juices and shakes to the poor souls that needed detox. It’s really just a small resto, but the kind that will make you feel good about yourself sans the guilt of pigging out. 

Veggie Curry
 Here at Live Life, customers are treated to a wide array of food produce and even a stash of quinoa or brown rice. This neighbourhood small vegan resto definitely does its job in bringing healthier foods back closer to home. With a classy yet minimalist ambiance, the simplest of services are delivered in the best of ways. You’d be surprised with how owner Ms. Sylvia Cancio offers special healthy buffet for lunch and dinner every Saturday for only Php295.00 per person. She has proven that healthy meals need not be bland because her vegan restaurant offers a variety of well loved dishes and they really tastes just as good as their meat counterparts.

Chili Con Tofu
 Regular menu includes veggie curry (with Shiitake mushrooms as meat alternative), chilli con tofu, Japanese eggplant (that tastes like teriyaki), fresh lumpia (we all loved her fresh lumpia. It is even better than Goldilocks, I swear!) and turon with langka.

Even if you’re not a vegan, it will convince you to try to be one even just for a day. That’s how deliciously good Cancio’s dishes are at Live Life Vegan Restaurant. Don’t forget to try their Halo-halo because it has superfoods like chia seeds and cashew milk on top of the regular ingredients, as well as other a la carte recipes such as quinoa with mushroom or pineapple, and another specialty, their vegetable paella. 
Vegan Spaghetti Pomodoro
The best thing about Cancio’s Live Life Vegan resto, she made sure that everything she offers are very affordable and yummy so you’ll end up wanting more and coming back again and again. I won’t be surprised to find myself back to her resto in the near future should I find myself in that Makati area again.

Live Life is located at Cancio Building, 2240 Chino Roces Avenue (in front of La Fuerza Plaza), Makati City. Call them at (02) 478 6310 / 0917 811 7435.

Lucida DS Glutathione Oral Capsules and Glutathione Bar Soap: The Secret against skin aging + achieving fair skin

Look around the shelves of the beauty sections in department stores, chances are, everywhere you look, you’ll see rows of products meant for skin whitening. In this country where morena (deep brown) skin are abound, you can ask any typical Filipina and given the chance, she’d want to have fair skin. Judging by the numerous products and the existence of kojic soap and gluatathione, acquiring that dream to get whiter skin is no longer as far-fetched as it used to be.

At my age, I have long accepted the fact that I will never become mestiza. I am more concerned with my immune response system, prevention of aging, as well as my skin’s fight against free radicals. It is only recently that I have understood what exactly does glutathione does for our overall health. Glutathione became a household word in the Philippines mainly because of its whitening side effects. But did you also know that glutathione also plays an important role to the function and multiplication of disease-fighting cells? It’s been said that glutathione is naturally produced by our body. But as we age, its level also decreases. Hence, we become more prone to sickness and diseases.

One glutathione that’s being sold in the market is Lucida DS. It’s different from the other brands because it has Rosehips too. Rosehips relieves the symptoms of kidney disorder and has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. It also helps reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases while keeping our skin healthy and supple, thus it somehow prevents aging. 

Lucida DS Glutathione Soap

Most of us tend to abuse our bodies as we work hard to make ends meet. With staying up late, stress-eating, pressure from work, and all the other negative stuff we have to face each and every single day, we’re all prone t get sick and look older than our real age. With the help of Lucida DS, we can restore our health back and prevent illnesses with the increased level of glutathione in our body.

Lucida’s normal dose is 800 milligrams a capsule, 500 milligrams is solid glutathione while the rest is composed of Vitamin C (100mg), Alpha Lipoic Acid (100mg), and Rose Seeds (100mg).  It passes the strict Food and Drug Administration regulated standards so you can be assured it is safe to take as a food supplement.

With the correct milligram strength of reduced glutathione combined with Vitamin C, rosehips and alpha lipoic acid, you’re guaranteed not only to get those fair skin you’ve been wanting to achieve but also get healthier inside and out.

Lucida DS Glutathione oral capsules as well as its Lucida DS Glutathione Soap are available at all leading drugstores nationwide. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Go Green and Practical with California EcoBike

Fuel prices continues to soar every week, add that to the burden of motorists and commuters alike as horrendous traffic in the metro persist. When it seems that we need to contend ourselves with these condition, why not try other alternative?

Electronic Bikes
One such alternative we can take are E-bikes which can either charge on an electrical outlet or completely off-grid through solar charging. These should lower fumes on the road caused by petroleum type fuel and considerably cheaper if not free.
With the steady growth of e-bike followers, California Ecobike is gearing towards its mission to improve transportation in an eco-friendly way, one e-bike at a time. With their continuous effort in offering various alternative, here are two of their newest model: