Monday, December 26, 2011

A Glimpse of Ence Christmas Giveaway Winner

 Announcing my Christmas Giveaway winner!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a blast! Don't forget that Christmas is not the only time to share, but all throughout the year!!! So don't forget to continue to share your blessings with others!:)

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Cash Cash Pinoy Team is playing Santa Claus

Buying vouchers from group buying online sites is the trend now to get really big discounts for your purchase. With Cash Cash Pinoy's Promo, you can even get a chance to be a lucky winner of 10,000php. First, you have to register to become a Cash Cash Pinoy member. You can actually register by clicking my referral link > Register Here. Then you can now buy the voucher of your choice from their site. You can choose from different categories such as Food & Dining, Wellness & Beauty, Vacation & Travel, Leisure & Lifestyle, Technology & Gadgets, Fashion & Clothing which are posted at their site. Make sure to buy what you want before the time runs out or the product becomes sold out. Enjoy the product or service you want and at the same time, get a chance to win 10,000php. Nothing to lose right? So join now before the promo ends!

Here are the mechanics from their site: 

Who can join the promo?
 Anyone who owns a CashCashPinoy account. You must be 18 years old or above though. (Note: Filipino citizens with a valid Philippine residence)

Employees of CashCashPinoy and its partner companies such as Moonline INC and NetBooster Asia including their relatives up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the promotion.

When and where will the promo happen?

Promo runs from December 1-23, 2011. And you can join no matter where you are in the country!

How to join the promo:
  • Simply register (if not yet a CashCashPinoy member). Don’t forget to enter your full name, birthday, email address, and home address.
  • Buy any voucher/s from the CashCashPinoy site from December 1 until before the midnight of December 23. Choose your payment option, a purchase confirmation email will be sent to you, and it’s done!
  • Every day, 1 lucky winner will win P10,000 in cash!
  • With every voucher you buy, you get 1 raffle entry (1 voucher = 1 raffle entry). So the more vouchers you buy every day, the more raffle entries, the more chances of winning in the raffle draw!

How to check your raffle entries:
  • To find out how many raffle entries you already have, simply check all your purchased vouchers from December 1 to 23, 2011 from your CashCashPinoy Account.
  • If you need more help, you may contact support@cashcashpinoy.com.
How will the winner be chosen?

  • The winner will be picked from a raffle draw.
  • A customer can only win once throughout the promo period.
  • For each voucher you buy, you’ll automatically get a raffle entry.
  • Deadline for purchasing the vouchers to earn entries is until midnight of December 23, 2011. Purchasing any vouchers after that doesn’t count anymore.
  • The raffle draw will be held every 5 p.m. at our office on the following dates: December 5, 2011, December 8, 2011, December 12, 2011, December 15, 2011, December 19, 2011, December 22, 2011, December 26, 2011
  • We’re located at 2203 Antel Building, Valero St., Makati. CashCashPinoy reps will be there to oversee the whole thing and will be witnessed by a DTI Representative.
  •  If you become the lucky winner, just go to our head office to get your prize.
What are the guidelines?
  • If you win, our team will send you the great news through email and registered mail. We’ll also publish your name online.
  • You can claim your prize at our head office. Don’t forget though to bring 2 valid ID’s, such as your driver’s license, SSS card, passport or birth certificate. We’ll need to see these when you get your prize.
  • We would have to give a 60-day deadline for the winner to get the prize. Counting starts on the day he/she receives the registered mail from us. If after 60 days and the winner hasn’t appeared yet, the prize will be forfeited.
Per DTI NCR Permit No. 9321, Series of 2011.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Distrito Makati

Hungry and it is late at night? Makati has a new place where you can go and indulge in a variety of yummy food choices. From the Organizers of Mercato Centrale comes the newest night time lifestyle market -DISTRITO!!! It is located at Amorsolo Open Parking( Beside Makati Medical Center) and is open every Wednesday to Friday from 9:00pm - 3:00am. After work hours, you can invite your friends and officemates to dine and enjoy Distrito Makati and it also has free WI-FI environment.

Here are some booths which participated when I visited : Big Bob's Charcoal Grilled Burger, Z's, Taste and see gourmet creation, The juice bar, Real beef tapa express, Fruit shakers, Manang's Chicken, Chef Resty's roast beef, Chinque chicken inasal and barbeque, The healthier choice, Formosa express, Chori chori burger joint, Fire Escape, Nutsy riya, Italian home made kesadilya, Happy Fan Shu and a lot more.

Here are some of the pictures of the food and booths :
I was able to try the Manang's Chicken and it is really tasty. 4pcs of chicken without rice costs 99php.
I ordered my first drink (Mango Shake) from Fruit Shakers. On my second drink, I was about to order Watermelon Shake but kuya does not want to slice it because it will take time and there are still a lot of customers so I had to change my order to Lychee Shake. 
These pizza burgers are very enticing and looks yummy. But when we decided to order, it was sold out already.
Refreshments from The Juice Bar
These cakes are offered as 2 for 120php
There is also one booth that sells shoes and accessories.

My friends & I will definitely go back here to try out the other food. Find time to visit Distrito Makati so that you can experience and taste these food too. 

Symphony of Lights and Sounds

The Ayala Triangle is a spot in the midst of skycrapers of Ayala. It has now been the favorite place to dine out in Makati since many restaurants opened in 2010. Now that it's the Christmas Season again, people have a new reason to go to Ayala Triangle Gardens. They can visit the Symphony of Lights and Sounds show everyday, every hour from 6PM to 9PM from November 16 to December 30. When your car passes by Ayala, you will actually see the colorful lights from afar. When you're actually standing under the lighted trees, it looks wonderful and enchanting. Despite Makati being known as a busy district, this is still definitely a place to unwind and relax. Enjoying the lights and sounds show can be a short escape to the very busy and hectic world out there.

Friday, December 02, 2011

A Glimpse of Ence Christmas Giveaway

It's Christmas Season Again! It's a season to give and share so I wanted to share the spirit of Christmas by hosting a Christmas Giveaway. This will be my first ever blog giveaway! :) I am very happy and excited when I win in contests or raffles so I also want to share this happiness to someone this Christmas.

The prizes of this Giveaway are a Starbucks 2012 Planner and a 4oz bottle of honey from Clever Bee:)

The Starbucks Planner in Popular (my friends & I collected the stickers) =)

4 oz. Guaranteed Pure Honey 
(There are actually a lot of benefits of honey, I will post them here in my blog soon!)

Mechanics: (Mandatory)
1. Follow this blog through GFC Connect
2. Like Khyutee On Duty on Facebook
3. Like Clever Bee On Facebook
4. Like Toy Box On Facebook
5. Post this on your facebook wall publicly. "A Glimpse of Ence in partnership with @Khyutee On Duty & @Clever Bee is giving away a Starbucks 2012 Planner and a bottle of honey. @Friend1 @ Friend2 @Friend3" Share the love this Christmas and tag three of your friends in your post. (make sure to tag Khyutee On Duty and Clever Bee)

Additional Entries: (Optional)
6. Follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/GlimpseOfEnce) [+1 entry]
7Follow Khyutee on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/JCnQT) [+1 entry]
8. Tweet about this giveaway: "Join @GlimpseOfEnce Christmas Giveaway and get a chance to win a Starbucks 2012 Planner. #EnceGiveaway http://encechua.blogspot.com/2011/12/glimpse-of-ence-christmas-giveaway.html" [+1 entry] 
9. Repost this giveaway on your blog. [+2 entries]

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post with the following info: (Mandatory)
Email Address
GFC Name
FB Name
Facebook Link 
Twitter Username (If you did steps 6 & 7)
Tweet Link (If you did step 8)
Reblog Link (If you did step 9)

This is open to Philippine residents only and will run until December 25, 2011 only.  
One lucky winner will be selected via random.org. Winner will be posted here and will be notified via email.

P.S. If you want to order honey, you can contact me or Clever Bee on Facebook.

Best of luck to everyone! <3

Friday, November 25, 2011

Pocket Shoes On The Go

Are you tired of wearing your heels all day? Then you really have to check this out! These are actually shoes which are foldable. They call it Pocket Shoes. I found these in one of the bazaars I went to. A lot of girls are surrounding their booth so when I found a little vacant space among the girls, I also squeeze into the little space and saw these foldable shoes. Amazed of it, I tried one on and found that it is also very soft and comfortable to wear. So I bought one for myself also.

Photo was from their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/poshpocketshoes 

I love wearing my POSH shoes, it helps me walk around in the city comfortably especially in Ayala, when you have to do a lot of walking and pass by underpasses to be able to go to your destination which sometimes is just a building right across where you are standing. When I am in heels, I can easily switch to these flats for they are just in my bag.

I also love the designs which you can easily mix and match with your daily outfit even in the office. =)
Bottomline is I love these flats! I'm glad that I bought it! :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Racks Sweet n' Smoky Ribs

After watching a movie in SM MOA, my boyfriend and I decided to eat dinner at Racks. The restaurant was on full house that night so we have to be on the waiting list for just a few minutes. It's not hard to find a table for us since we are only 2. Upon sitting on our table, the waitress immediately gave us a menu and offered us another table at the corner that is not in use to put our groceries so there will be enough space for us on our table. Well, it just happened we're sitted near the corner that the extra table can't be occupied already, so she offered it to us. It's great because their staff is very accommodating and she is mindful of the comfort of her customers. (two thumbs up!)  Then, she immediately enticed us with Racks' new menu. It's Sweet n' Smoky Ribs! At first, we were thinking if we should just choose our old time favorite or try out this new one. But after thinking it through and with the picture in the menu that is really tempting, we decided to order the new Racks Sweet n' Smoky Ribs.

And dinner is served...

My Sweet n' Smoky Ribs. It looks yummy right? Yes it is sweet and smoky!!! A tender and meaty pork lavished with alluring and savory sauce. You can pair it with their in-house barbecue sauce. The good part is it also comes with 2 side dishes of your choice!:) Fortunately, they allowed us to have rice in lieu to one of the side dishes. So, I ordered rice and coleslaw for my side dish. It's a good thing that we decided to try this one! No regrets and it is now our new favorite at Racks! You can also try it out in a branch near you!:)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

DynaQuest and Khyutee On Duty Giveaway

My dear friends/readers, Christmas is near and it is a great season for Giveaways! My sister is hosting her first giveaway on her own blog and it is sponsored by DynaQuest Pc Sales. The prize of the giveaway is a Samsung M2 500GB USB Portable, exciting isn't it? I am sure you would want to own one too. Well, I am helping her in organizing this giveaway and part of the mechanics (#6) is to follow this blog also! :) Well in a few months time, I will host my own giveaway here also so watch out for it! 
If you're also looking for desktops, laptops, computer components, peripherals, accessories, networking and others, just go to DynaQuest PC Sales' website for the complete list of items they are selling. You might also find great items on their site to give to your loved ones this Christmas! So don't hesitate to order from them.

Here are the Mechanics:
1. Like DynaQuest PC Sales Website (http://dynaquestpc.com/)
[to get the FB like URL link, go to your wall, click the timestamp and copy the URL]
2. Add DynaQuest Pc Sales on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dynaquest)
3. Like Dynaquestpc & Sales on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dynaquestpc-Sales/200907099986159?sk=wall)
4. Like Khyutee on Duty Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Khyutee-on-Duty/211669302239073?sk=wall)
5. Post this on your facebook wall publicly: “@Dynaquestpc & Sales and @Khyutee on Duty is giving away a samsung m2 500gb USB 3.0 Portable” Share the love and tag three of your friends in your post. (make sure to tag both pages)
@Dynaquestpc & Sales and @Khyutee on Duty is giving away a samsung m2 500gb USB 3.0 Portable @friend1, @friend2, @friend3
6. Follow A Glimpse of Ence via GFC (http://encechua.blogspot.com/)
Additional Entries:
7. Follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/JCnQT) (+1 entry)
8. Tweet about this giveaway: “Join @JCnQT first giveaway and get a chance to win 500GB USB 3.0 Portable. #DynaQuest” (+1 entry)
Comment with the following format on her blog:
Full Name
Email Address
FB Name
FB Like Link URL (#1)
FB Post URL (#5)
GFC Name (#6)
Twitter Username (#7)
Tweet Link (#8)
- Giveaway will end on December 17.
- This is open to all Philippine Residents.
- The winner will be picked via random.org
It's that easy to join! Who knows, you might be the lucky winner and new owner of this Samsung M2 500GB USB Portable. This will also be a great gift for yourself this Christmas. :) Good luck everyone!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas is in the FARE by Cebu Pacific Airlines

You can now book your php11 fare available to all destinations! 

Photo from Cebu Pacific's site

Make sure to find the cheapest fares to your desired destination! :) 
Just visit http://www.cebupacificair.com/index.html. Good luck everyone!

Monday, November 07, 2011

AKG K311 Earphones

Yesterday, I got the prize I won from Unbox(www.unboxph) and AKG Philippines (www.facebook.com/AKGPhilippines) which I won when I joined their online giveaway last month. The prizes are 2 sets of AKG K311 Earphones!!! 
This was my winning entry: Great prize! I want to share this with my sister Elaine Chua as token for being an awesome sister! =) More power to Unbox and AKG Philippines!

Upon grasping it with my own two hands, I was really excited to open it. Its package is an elegant black box. To see what's inside, you can flip the covers which were held together by magnets. So I opened it at once and my boyfriend plugged it to his iphone and played a song. We listened using this earphones and I was able to hear top-notch sound quality. I really felt its superiority to the ordinary earphones that regularly comes with the package of my gadgets. The bass was also very clear & remarkable. As written in a part of the box it has increased bass response. It also comes with foams for the earbuds to ensure comfort.

The colors of this deep-isolating in-ear earphones are also cool, I had the colors lime and milk. I can't even decide which piece I am going to use and which piece I will give to my sister. There are 3 colors available in the market for this piece, it also comes in plum. 
Our friend, who also owns this kind of earphones, told us that you can buy this for just php799. I was really amazed because it is very affordable for a good earphones. If I am to name the price of this earphones, I will definitely give a price higher than php799.

Of course, I know there are a lot of other earphones in the market which are more expensive and more high-end but this will definitely stand out and will be a great companion for music-lovers. Because above all, it has great quality and is very stylish & affordable!
*** Special thanks to Unbox and AKG Philippines for this wonderful earphones.***

Sunday, November 06, 2011

MiPow Powertube Universal Mobile Charger

Have you ever experienced having an important business call, talking to your loved ones, playing your favorite game and trying to hit the top score and suddenly realized that your gadget is shouting that its battery is low or worse it is out of battery? Then, it automatically shuts down on you! So when this happens and you do not have your chargers with you or you simply just can't find any outlet for your charger, don't panic. Because here is a new innovation that is on-the-go! The MiPow Powertube 2200Mah Universal Mobile Charger. It can easily fit in your pocket or purse.

My sister gave this to me when she won in an online raffle. (Special thanks to my sister!) 

It is an aluminum tube with a really cool & formal facade for a charger. It has a 2200Mah power with the capacity to charge one empty battery ipod and my Nokia phone. It also comes with 2 cables. This charger itself is rechargeable meaning you have to connect it to the USB connector and plug it to your laptop/desktop for it to recharge and be ready to charge other gadgets. The hole where you plug your cable will be surrounded with a red light when it is recharging. After that, you can detach the first cable and replace it with the second cable where you can attach a tip that is specific for your gadget. You can pick from 11 changeable tips for your iPhone/iPod, Blackberry, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, PSP and NDS. Then you're ready to charge your gadget now. It's amazing, isn't it? Though, it does not have any indicator on how much power was left when you are using it. 

It also comes with its own pouch with a string lock which really looks good and is very useful.

It is now available in gadget stores around the Metro like Digital Walker, Switch and others. It only costs php 1999! So far, this gadget is very useful for me especially when I'm tired and I forget to charge my gadgets at night when I get home from work. And I also use this to charge my ipod touch since my wire was broken. So if you're a gadget lover and is always on the go, this is definitely something cool and a must-have for you! 

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Hinilawod Experience

September 3, 2011 - I watched a Filipino epic play entitled Hinilawod - Tales from the mouth of the Halawod River with Alex at the CCP. Tickets are courtesy of his sister.

             This was my first time to watch a play featuring a Filipino epic. The play was amazing, the costumes were fantastic, and the actors were really good. The story was about a goddess, Alunsina, who chose to marry a mortal Datu Paubari, the mighty ruler of Halawod. Datu Paubari won Alunsina's heart because of his extraordinary courage and persistent. The other gods knew about this and were raged about Alunsina's decision. The gods bought flood to the human race as punishment. Alunsina's sister and the goddess and guardian of happy homes, Suklang Malayon, was able to warn them so they were able to escape the flood and go to the higher grounds. When the flood had subsided, they decided to return and settle at the mouth of the Halawod River. There she gave birth to 3 sons named Labaw Donggon, Humadapnon, and Dumalapdap. The three sons had their own adventures of bravery, honor and romance. 

With the princesses of the play

Pose with the King 

*** I like the villains in the movie specially the dragon which was presented with glowing lights in the dark. I love all the dancing which made me miss dancing Filipino folk dances back in highschool. The play was really a must-watch for every Filipino. A perfect way to know & love Pinoy art!