House of Lasagna

House of Lasagna is an Italian-inspired restaurant which opened in J. Abad Santos Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City on  February 5, 2009.  It is owned by a corporation together with Chef Frederick Congmon, a young and passionate chef who hails from the famous Congmon clan of Cebu – owner of the ubiquitous Sunburst Fried Chicken restaurant chain in Visayas and Mindanao.

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The restaurant is named House of Lasagna because it boasts of mouth-watering lasagnas teeming with oozing cheeses and savory herbs, served piping hot straight out of the oven with unlimited garlic bread on the side.  There are six (6) lasagna variants on the menu:  Beef, Chicken, Carbonara, Seafood, Pesto and Vegetable.

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In April 2012 and 2013, HoL’s Beef Lasagna was rated #1 in the Top Ten List of Meat Lasagnas by Spot.ph: Your One-Stop Urban Lifestyle Guide to the Best of Manila.  This serves as an affirmation of Chef Erick’s dedication to provide his customers with really good food.

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HOUSE OF LASAGNA opened its 2nd branch at the Cyberpod 2 Building of Eton Centris Walk along EDSA corner Quezon Avenue last October 2012. The 3rd branch just opened last July 24, 2013 in V-Mall Garden, Greenhills Shopping Center. Openings this year 2014 include a Shanghai China branch and SM Megamall.


Cutting the Cord for Good: Dyson’s DC62 Cordless Vacuum Packs the Same Punch as a Full Size Vacuum

Did you know that  Dysons’s DC62 Cordless Vacuum packs the same punch as a full-size vacuum?

Forget pesky cords and bulky cleaners. The latest Dyson Digital Slim™DC62 vacuum is lightweight, cordless, and packs the same power as a mains vacuum cleaner. With 20 minutes of powerful suction, DC62 is light and easy to manoeuvre between high, low and hard to reach spaces. No more fiddling about with plugs or tripping over cords. Simply remove from the docking station and go.

James Dyson said, “Our digital motors create new technological possibilities. The V6 motor is faster and stronger than its predecessor with a higher power density; giving DC62 the performance of a mains powered machine – without being tethered to the wall.”

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Integrated motor technology: the new V6 motor was engineered specifically for this machine. One and a half times more powerful than the previous motor, it draws more power from the battery source. Nothing wasted.

2 Tier Radial™ cyclones: 15 cyclones work in parallel across two tiers to capture fine dust. Dyson engineers ensured an equal flow of air throughout the cyclone pack, by engineering the airways, to guarantee constant centrifugal forces and high dust separation.

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Tough on dust and dirt: a newly configured motorhead tackles dust and dirt on any surface. Carbon fibre antistatic bristles reduce the build-up of static charge, aiding capture of fine dust on hard floors. Nylon bristles work totrap ground-in dirt from carpets.

Light, versatile and easy to store: a small, light, power dense motor in the hand, instead of at the floor, makes it easy to cleanup top, down low and in between spaces. The lightweight aluminium wand can be detached for stairs, upholstery, cars and other compact spaces. And storage is hassle free with a wall mounted docking station.

Notes to editors: 

Evolution of Dyson handhelds and cordless technology:

  • 2006: Dyson launched the first handheld, DC16. The first handheld with patented Root cyclone technology
  • 2009: Dyson launched DC30 and DC31, the first handhelds to be powered by the Dyson digital motor V2
  • 2011: Dyson launched DC34 – a handheld – and DC35 Digital Slim™– the first cordless vacuum with patented carbon fibre brushes for fine dust pick-up
  • 2012: Dyson launched DC45 – the second cordless vacuum with 100% more cleaner head power
  • 2013: Dyson launches DC58 and DC62 – the first machines from Dyson with the V6 Dyson digital motor – and the same performance as a mains vacuum cleaner 

About Dyson:

  • Dyson has 1,536 engineers and scientists working on a pipeline of technology that stretches out over twenty-five years.
  • Dyson invests £1.5 million a week on research and development and has doubled the number of engineers employed at its UK research and development laboratories in the past two years.
  • Dyson has expertise in fluid, mechanical, robotic, electrical, thermal, chemical, acoustic, motor, thermo dynamics, testing and software engineering, and is thought to be the only vacuum cleaner manufacturer with an in-house microbiology team. 

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  • Testing: Dyson prototypes are subjected to 636 different validation tests. On/off buttons are punched 20,000 times. Prototypes are drop tested 10,000 times. Cleaner heads are slammed into iron table legs.
  • Patents: There are 350 patents and patent applications worldwide relating to the technology used in Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners, including patents relating to Dyson digital motors.
  • Run-time: This machine will run for 20 minutes, 17 minutes with the motorized tool, and for 6 minutes on boost mode.
  • Hygienic bin emptying: Just push the buttonto release the dirt directly into the bin.
  • Weight: 2
  • Guarantee: The machine comes with a 2 year parts and labour guarantee.
  • Energy Star Rating: The machine’s battery charger has qualified for the Energy Star rating, due to its energy efficiency. 

Whiteplanet Inc is the exclusive distributor of Dyson machines in the Philippines. For further information you can reach them at 09172711543 / 7226587 / 7274092 loc 123 (Monday – Friday) 9:00 – 5:30PM or at dysonservice@whiteplanetinc.com and www.dyson.ph


Blogapalooza 2014 Business to Bloggers

Just attended a successful event of the Bloapalooza 2014 Business to Bloggers held last October 11, 2014 at SMX SM Aura, Global City, Taguig City organized by When In Manila and Our Awesome Planet.

Some bloggers shared their sites and blogs and ideas in blogging. While, businesses presented by its marketing persons and celebrities, shared and talked about their respective products and services to the bloggers, guest and others on stage.

Among the businesses and organizations who sponsored the successful event are as follows:

1. Acer Smartphones

2. ah!

3. Bioessence (Skin. Slimming. Spa)

4. BrainFit Studio

5. Canon (Designing You Always)

6. Chooks to Go

7. crocs

8. Dr-Kong

9. dyson

10. Eagle’s Wings Enterprises

11. Easy Taxi

12. Essays.ph

13.GamingLibrary

14. thinkscape

15. Henry S

16. House of Lasagna

17. idealvision

18. Maxicare

19. My Shopping Box

20. ChipsAhoy!

21. Sample Room

22. SKY cable

23. SPI

24. Victoria Court

25. EatOutManila

26. View Park Hotel

27. NW

28. Vikings

29. YSA Skin and Body Express

29. ZionWifi

30. zomato

31. Caronia (www.caronia.com.ph)

32. Yellow Cab Pizza Co.

33. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (www.krispykreme.com)

34. Max’s Restaurant

35. Habitat for Humanity (www.habitat.org.ph)

36. Ace Water Spa (www.acewaterspa.com.ph)

37. Blue Water (www.bluewaterdayspa.com)

38. Nice Day Coffee!

39. Zing Rewards (www.zingrewards.com)

Thank you www.wheninmanila.com for inviting me for the successful event once again.


Line 6 Guitars

During my high school days, I was encouraged or motivated to learn how to play acoustic guitar or may be defined as Line 6 Guitars the way my uncle used to play it.

To be able to learn about it, I purchased an acoustic guitar and playing cords as a beginner. Eventually, I learned how to play it but as not the professionals play it.

Quality and cost are one of the factors to be considered in buying acoustic or electric guitars.


Karylle On What Makes Her Confident

JUST less than seven months after tying the knot to SpongeCola vocalist Yael Yuzon, singer-actress and theatre performer Karylle Tatlonghari is doing a great job juggling her roles as a celebrity and as a wife. Despite her busy schedule, Karylle always makes sure that her body is at its best, especially her mouth.

Having a dentist as her father, the “It’s Showtime” host learned the importance of oral hygiene at a very young age, sharing that it’s one of the things that her father instilled in her while growing up.

“A lot of people don’t regularly go to the dentist so he’s always reminding me on my ‘things to do’ para [hindi ako magsisi] in the long run,” she says. Now that she’s all grown-up, Karylle is still faithful to what her father taught her about oral health.

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With her physique, little do people know that Karylle is a certified foodie who always wants to try out something new and different. She likes savory meals with a lot of spices and condiments—the tastier the food, the better. But the consequences of this are strong mouth odors and an unpleasant aftertaste, which are very difficult to flush out. “Kaya ako mahilig sa maraming rekado o ‘yung masarap talaga kasi it reflects on how I enjoy life now. Yung downfall noon, minsan mahirap alisin ‘yung smell,” Karylle shares.

But her worries, along with odor and bacteria, disappeared when she started using OraCare.  Its active ingredient, stabilized chlorine dioxide, kills bad bacteria and neutralizes volatile sulfur compounds, the main culprits of strong mouth odors. OraCare performs its function without the sting or burning sensation and discoloration that one may get from other mouthwashes with strong flavors, giving you a pleasurable and smooth gargling experience.

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Furthermore, as a performer, oral hygiene always comes first for Karylle since her mouth and voice are her key tools for her industry. It is important for her to have a healthy mouth and fresh breath because it gives her a certain level of confidence when performing—making OraCare the ideal go-to for Karylle.

Karylle says it was serendipity when she first came across OraCare.

“Actually, in our home, nagulat ako may OraCare doon and I really don’t know how it got there. So, it was just actually by chance that I tried it and then I immediately liked it,” Karylle shares. Since then, she has been using OraCare and makes sure to have a bottle of OraCare with her during shoots, tours and gimiks to have that real mouth cleanliness and confidence in every important situation.

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Now that Karylle is already married, she has become even more conscious and aware of her oral hygiene. With OraCare’s long-lasting effect, Karylle says she does not need to worry over morning breath. “When you wake up, you don’t want ‘morning breath.’ So I just make sure I gargle with OraCare before I sleep. Hanggang umaga na ‘yan ah,” she says.

Karylle says she is gradually preparing herself in the event that she and Yael are going to be blessed with a baby any time soon. Although she believes that every person has a unique parenting style, there is one thing she learned from her parents which she wants her future children to imbibe—the importance of oral hygiene. With Oracare,

Karylle says “It is more than having a healthy mouth because it is also about having a certain level of confidence that will make you stand out in whatever you do.”

OraCare is available in leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. It is available in three flavors—Regular, Cool and Merrymint.


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