Mar 31, 2016

Isaw Cravings and Pork Barbecue dreaming at Boboy’s InaWoW

The Filipino cuisine is very diverse and one category that all types of foodies enjoy is street food. From fish balls, quek-quek, kakanin to balut- among the popular Filipino street foods that we all love to munch on from time to time is grilled meat stuff. This will include isaw ng manok (chicken intestines), pork barbecue, isaw ng baboy (pork intestines), grilled liempo (pork ribs), and grilled chicken inasal.

I admit I love eating grilled isaws- be it pork or chicken. The distinct juiciness and the slightly charred taste plus the vinegar dip make it so unique. It’s been such a long time since I last tasted isaws and it is because I got sick- very sick and was hospitalized for two weeks. 



Good thing there is a better and hygienic way that I could again enjoy eating isaws and its through BOBOY’s INAWOW.

Recently opened this March 2016 at CK Mall Cainta, Boboy’s Ina-WoW is home to best tasting isaws, pork barbecue and other popular Pinoy favorites. Their grilled dishes are hygenically prepared utilizing an exclusive marinade and flavoring that brings out the best of Pinoy street foods.

Service wise, Boboy’s Inawow attends to their customers with such dedication and quick service. Prices are amazingly low too that you’ll be coming back often to enjoy their food.

Owned by Mharvin Ko, his love for food is evident as his love for his family. Boboy’s is his way of expressing and sharing his love for Pinoy food.  The place is actually named after his uncle, who is also a food lover and what better way to make it authentically Pinoy but by serving popular street foods and Pinoy dishes that we all love and enjoy.



Top on the list is their original pork barbecue and isaw ng baboy, two popularly known street foods brought to front by the flavors from the unique infusion that will bring party to your mouth.  Can be ordered solo or in big batch, with or without rice, a soon to be crowd favorite once you get to taste it. 



Boboy’s Inawow menu also includes Isaw ng Manok, Chicken Inasal (rice meal), Liempo (rice meal), Dinaing na Bangus (rice meal),Fish Fillet meal for you to choose from and enjoy! They also serve local favorites such as Stir Fried Kangkong, Crunchy Baby Shrimps, Lumpiang Shanghai, Lumpiang Sariwa, Tokwa’t Baboy, Sisig  and Fried Lumpiang Vegetable.  



Pinoy favorite dishes for mirienda are also available such as Spaghetti, Bihon Guisado and Pancit Palabok for you to enjoy at any time of the day.   And for something sweet, they have Ube-Turon w/caramel sauce for you to savor.  Then quench your thirst with Pineapple Juice, Cucumber Lemonade and a local classic favorite Sago’t Gulaman.




BOBOY’s Ina-WoW is located at the upper ground floor of the CK Mall along Ortigas Ave. Extension, Cainta, Rizal.  Open during mall hours from Monday till Sunday.  Come, visit and enjoy a dining experience at BOBOY’s Ina-Wow and experience the magic they have on their popular Pinoy favorite dishes.  

Kain po tayo!

Mar 26, 2016

14th Megabrands Sale by MCTI Showcases Quality Brands at Low Prices



The summer sale heat is on as Metro Creative Themes Inc., will present its 14th Megabrands Sale on April 1to 3 (Friday,Saturday, Sunday)at the Megatrade Hall 2 & 3, 5th Level, SM Megamall.

The three-day event will showcase over 100 known brands, both local and international. Shoppers from around the metropolis will surely enjoy huge discounts on great selections from shoes, bags, men’s and ladies fashion, sporting goods and accessories, personal care, eye wear and time pieces, gadgets and other specialty items.



Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Adidas, Reebok, Hush Puppies & Sebago, Levis & Dockers, Sperry, Skechers, and many more!

RCBC Bankard, still the bank partner of MCT Events for this event shall treat its credit cardholders with 0% interest for up to 12 months. Special giveaways and freebies will also be given for those who will sign up for the credit card during the event.

Over the years, this sale event has established a loyal and growing market, and has always been one of the most anticipated events. For the past five years, this event has provided participating brands with great opportunities to showcase their products and services to the dynamic market.



The event is free admission to the public and all major credit cards are accepted.

This event is organized by MCT Events Management in partnership with RCBC Bankard: Making Your Life Better!, World Vision, Sun Cellular and our media partners- WheninManila.com, Out of Town Blog , Ask by Flow Galindez and Lavishly Parsimonious.

You may also follow us through Facebook Fanpage: www.facebook.com/MCT-Events-Management or in twitter: @mcteventsmngmnt for more updates on this event.

Mar 23, 2016

Meeting Mark Zuckerberg and My Facebook Friends Day Experience



Last January 31, 2016, Fellow Filipino Abby Asistio flew to San Francisco and had the wonderful opportunity of being chosen as one of the eighteen invited by Facebook on their 12th Anniversary Friends Day celebration with California-based Alopecia awareness advocate, Rachel Regal.  



Alopecia is an autoimmune condition which results in partial or total head and body hair loss.  Abby Asistio have had it since she was four while Rachel just developed it sometime in 2012, the same year she discovered that her 10-year-old daughter, Eliana, had it, too.  Six inspiring stories were picked by Facebook among its 1.64 billion users and Abby’s friends were all amazed when they’ve found out that Abby’s Alopecia story was one of them.  Imagine that!

Abby and Rachel met each other through the double A hand sign campaign that Aby started in 2012, and they've been "connected" since then.  Last year, Facebook Stories featured how these two were able to build a friendship, as well as campaign for disease awareness through Facebook!  And last February 1st, Abby and Rachel had the chance to tour FB headquarters in Menlo Park, San Francisco, meet and chat with the people behind Facebook (Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg, CPO Chris Cox, and a whole lot of awesome people), get crazy cool gadgets and have one of the best experiences of their lives.

Abby recounted that it was such a surreal feeling to be in the same room as the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Z was wearing his trademark look (jeans, sneakers, shirt and a big smile on his face), and had such a friendly, approachable aura and demeanor about him.  Not at all intimidating!  



He shared stories about how the company started, its mission-vision, the ups and downs that come along, and their future plans.  Those invited also had the chance to ask him questions. When Mark Z was asked about achieving success and life’s “impossibilities”.  He said, “There’s a difference between impossible and things taking a really long time. Even if you’re not going to be able to do something in a short time period, if you care about something, you want to see the world to move into that direction…  So the best thing to do is just get started and not be discouraged.  It’s tough because this stuff is hard, or else people would’ve already done it.”

Abby Asistio got the chance to ask a question to one of the world’s 50 most powerful, successful women in business, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.  Aside from Alopecia awareness, Abby is also an active Real Beauty advocate with girls and women struggling with various insecurities, being so consumed by the world’s unrealistic and sometimes superficial standards of beauty.  So Abby asked Sheryl about her perception of it.  Sheryl said that beauty is just like success and that no one could really define it for you.  We are all unique.  We have different stories, dreams and desires. We should explore our own inner and outer beauty, believe and embrace that we are beautiful, and never allow anyone to tell us otherwise.

Mark capped off his talk by sharing their company philosophy with everyone present. Though already having over 1 billion subscribers, there are still 7 billion people all over the world without access to all the meaningful connections and information that Facebook brings.  One thing that the company stands by is that “things are always 1% completed”.  It keeps them grounded, reminding them that there is always so much work, growth and progress to be done, and so many people to reach out to and help. 

Everything about the Facebook trip was overwhelming and inspiring according to Abby.  More than anything, it reminded her about “responsibility”.  We are all given our own platforms, in this case “accounts and connections”, to make a dent in this world.  It is up to us to become complacent and take these vehicles for granted, or maximize the opportunities and use them to make a positive impact in this generation.   



Abby is grateful that Facebook has become a medium for her to communicate disease awareness and touch people beyond the confines of her tiny room and her country.  Abby is also glad that she and Rachel are two out of millions of people choosing to recognize the importance of social media in contributing to making this world a better place, and actually doing something about it.

Truly, God plans the best adventures and creates the most beautiful surprises.  Abby knows that she wouldn't have been handpicked for this if it weren't for Him, as well as the countless individuals who have cared and showed support for my advocacy.

Abby would like to leave a positive thought to everyone that we should really take the time to search for and identify our “purpose” – that one unique, very specific calling that is the result of our talents, dreams, desires, passions and experiences.  Once you find it, be faithful to it no matter how long or difficult the journey towards its fulfillment may be.  You’ll never know where it could lead to, how far it could go and how large it could grow.  



Abby is also thankful that her campaign continues to spread and reach new heights and she is particularly grateful to Facebook for giving her this opportunity and to Novuhair, Nature's Answer to Hair Loss (www.novuhair.com), for always being so supportive of her advocacy and endeavors.  Abby is proud and honored to have represented the Philippines and the Alopecia community in this once-in-a-lifetime, international event. 

WATCH: Abby’s friends day song here- https://youtu.be/8iV1nXdf4Do