September 27, I received an invite for an intimate dinner with other Food Bloggers at Victoria Court in Hill Crest, Pasig City. This is to witness the launching of Chef Victoria’s new menu. With Chef Victoria's tag line "We Serve Sexy", who would not be excited to taste the new unique dishes that they will offer.
The event was held at the panorama suite in their Cirque-themed room. It was my first time to visit Victoria, and I was amazed by the room. You wouldn't believe it was just a room located in Pasig. So classic! As if you were really in a Cirque. I learned that normally private parties are held there and that every room has its unique style. Star wars themed room is there too. Oh yes it is!
Tables were arrange as if yo were inside a carousel. Believe me, it was surreal!
And presenting the star of the night...
Their newest menu!!!
Cream white pasta with a twist. Who would have thought a white sauce pasta and salted-egg will blend well.
This one's my favourite!
NAUGHTY AND NICE PASTA
Any guess why it is called that way?
This is an aphrodisiac meal which can lead to your naughty experience at Victoria Court.
This pasta is made of chocolate combined with bacons.
LEGENDARY CRISPY PATA
Of all the Crispy Pata's i've tried, I guess this is one of the best! It has the right crisp, not hard to chew. hahaha! Ohhh and the sauce! it's different from the others, adding a different delicious taste. This made VC's Crispy pata unique from the others.
SPICY AND CLASSIC CHICKEN PLATTER
Both are delicious, I can say that the spicy chicken is suitable for those who want's to eat just a little spicy while the classic is perfectly marinated and blends well with the gravy sauce. Perfect for those who don't want to try the spicy one.
PINAKBET CON LECHE
What I love about the pinakbet is that the vegetables are not overcooked. The crunchiness of the veggies are still there, making it more satisfying to eat.
The pork is crunchy as well, with its name Lechon over it makes you taste a lechon kawali pork. Two-in-one dish. Perfect for a meal, isn't it?
CAJUN FISH WITH TROPICAL SALSA
The fish is perfectly marinated with cajun powder. The salsa made it more special.Their combination makes it taste much more different which will make your Victoria Court's experience more unforgettable.
BREAKFAST IN BED PIZZA
Not your ordinary breakfast meal can be this pizza. With the twist of having a sunny-side up egg, this tomato with basil thin-crust pizza is definitely a must-try.
PANNACOTA FOR DESSERT
There are three flavours to choose from Blueberry, Coffee and Green Tea Pannacotas.
I love sweets that's why I tried all of it! I am a coffeeholic, but I must say that Green Tea is my favourite among the three.
Design Your Health is a 2-day holistic health and wellness fair that aims to promote holistically healthy lifestyle. It showcases the importance of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual activities that affect the overall design of your health and well-being. Aimed towards entrepreneurial moms, young professionals, and health-conscious consumers, Design Your Health proposes a unique approach to wellness. Attendees and participants will be treated to a healthy mixture of stores, workshops, clinics, and talks that introduce and showcase a holistically healthy lifestyle.
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Do you know anything about Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia areata is a condition when hair loss occur due to faults in the immune system attacking the hair follicles which results in partial or total loss of hair on the head and other parts of the body.
September marks the month-long commemoration of Alopecia Areata awareness worldwide.
Leading this year’s celebration in the country is Alopecia Philippines, a group founded by singer and songwriter Abby Asistio in 2012. She has been championing the cause of empowering citizens with this condition.
Abby is no stranger to alopecia, having been diagnosed with alopecia areata since she was four years old. Abby’s decision to come out in public with her condition was a major turning point in her life.
On September 2012, Abby decided to start an online campaign in time with Alopecia Awareness Month by inviting family and friends to pose with the double “A” (inverted “V”) sign using their fingers on the photo sharing site, Instagram. It quickly caught on and Abby was overwhelmed by the response from netizens, with over a thousand photo contributions to date.
This paved the way for the beginnings of Alopecia Philippines. It aims to raise awareness about alopecia and correct common misconceptions and perceptions about it, provide encouragement to people afflicted with it, and create an online support community for them.
Inspired by Abby’s honesty and courage, men and women, kids and teens from different walks of life began sharing their own stories and struggles living with alopecia. What started out as a group of ten is now more than 300 members strong and its Facebook page – Alopecia Areata Awareness, draws followers from all over the world.
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Do you know anything about thyroid disorders? Are you aware of its signs and symptoms?
Last September 21, 2016, Merck Inc. held an event at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Makati City. Creating awareness on what thyroid is, the different kinds of disorder, what are the symptoms to be able to know if you have this and how thyroid disorder can be avoided and treated. It's my pleasure to be invited because I really want to know more about this and first hand information is a very good source of information.
I have learned that millions of Filipinos are affected by problems with their thyroid, yet awareness of this disease is very low. The symptoms of thyroid disorders are often mistaken for other diseases, or worse, are ignored by patients with the disease.
Did you know that according to a study by the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in 2012, one in 11 Filipino adults has goiter, and around one in 12 Filipino adults suffers from some form of thyroid disorders?
Now, allow me to share to you some of my learnings on this event...
Dr. Nemencio Nicodemus, Jr., the President of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. He is also a Professor in the UP College of Medicine and the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health. He gave a very informative talk on what the thyroid is all about. The symptoms of thyroid disease, how to personally check if one has a thyroid disorder. He discussed about the different kinds of thyroid disease and how this can be treated. In the end, questions and answer is initiated to make the discussion more interesting and interactive.
Thyroid glands releases hormones that controls our metabolism, the way that our body uses energy. The thyroid also regulates the vital body functions such as breathing,menstrual cycles, heart rate, body weight, body temperature and more.
The normal thyroid gland should be as follows:
Weight: 15 - 25 grams
Lenght: 4 - 6 cm (each lobe)
Thickness: 1.3 - 1.8 cm
Ishtmus: <4 - 5 mm
How much Iodine do we need daily?
Based on Dr. Nicodemus, we need 2 medium pcs. of crab; 1/2 cup of shelled kuhol; 1/2 cup of shelled hipon; 2 1/4 pcs. of pusit. But since we have now the iodized salt, it can substitute to those items mentioned earlier.
Classification of Goiters:
Below picture shows the some of the classificationof Goiters. Patients with hypothyroidism, or too little thyroid hormone, tend to have slower metabolism: they gain weight despite not eating much, move and speak slowly, feel tired and have depressed thoughts, cannot tolerate cold, and have irregular menstrual periods. On the other hand, patients with hyperthyroidism, or too much thyroid hormone, will have hyperactive metabolism: they lose weight despite having good appetite, have heart palpitations, irritable thoughts and insomnia, have sweating and heat intolerance, and can have tremors in their hands.
There are a lot of people who may have thyroid disorders, but aren’t even aware until it is too late. It is important to have one’s thyroid checked as early as possible, especially if there is family history of the disease, or during pregnancy. Prevention, proper information and early detection will always be better than cure that comes too late.
More information can be found online in the website www.thyroid.ph. This is an online repository of information where people can learn more about thyroid disorders. The website also contains useful guides which can help people check themselves for symptoms of thyroid disorders, such as goiter, hyperthyroidism, or hypothyroidism.
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