Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SM City BF Homes: The Director's Club Cinema

My hubby and I sneaked out of the house and went straight to SM City BF to watch a movie since it was just one tricycle ride away from our house. We watched 47 Ronin at the Director's Club Cinema just to experience what it's like to watch in there.

Price of ticket: P350 each.
Free pop corn included with butler service.
Drinks not included. You can order inside before or during the movie.



They have another lobby exclusively for Director's Club Cinema.

There were only 2 regular cinemas and 4 Director's Club cinemas.

The reclinable leather chairs are so comfortable If the movie you're watching is quite boring, I'm pretty sure you'll fall asleep in no time.

There are tables in between the 2 chairs. The tables have buttons on them that you can press when you want to call the butler.

There probably are  30 or 40 chairs inside the cinema so it's relatively small. It's really like having your own private cinema.
So there you have it. It's nice to watch in a small cinema with cozy chairs and with a small crowd because it gives you that somewhat private touch, but somehow it lacks something. Maybe because I'm used to watching in big cinemas so I'm used to a big crowd. But for example, if you want to watch a comedy movie, then only a few people would laugh with you while watching it  because, again, the crowd is not that big. Well, of course, it still depends on your preference whether you want to watch in a cinema with a big crowd or a small crowd.

One thing that's a minus for me is that I wasn't sitting beside my hubby the whole time watching a movie because of the table that separates our chairs. So are we going to watch here again? Most likely because the chairs are too damn cozy to sit on.

You can also purchase tickets online at http://www.smcinema.com.
Do get their e-Plus card for get special discounts. More info at http:///www.eplus.com.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Gift For My Motherland


If there is one thing you can give to the Philippines, what is that gift?

Image from:
http://www.atlantishotel.com/azores/route_maps.php

This question is difficult to answer because the Philippines has 7,107 islands and I’m pretty sure those islands have different needs so one gift wouldn’t be enough. I sincerely wanted to help the victims of the typhoon Yolanda and Pablo, and the earthquake victims in Bohol, but I want a gift that the whole country could benefit from regardless of your religion, occupation or Facebook status. 
Corruption, drugs, poverty, child pornography are some of the problems our country had been facing.
In order to think of a gift, one must think of  what our country needs. And to know what our country needs is to analyze the problems that the Philippines has been facing for so long. These problems are (and not limited to) corruption (synonym: Napoles – just kidding!), poverty, drugs, trash, women trafficking and the latest is child pornography where the Philippines is among the top 10 countries with the most rampant cyber pornographic activities according to Virtual Global Taskforce. 

Image from: http://tropicalpenpals.com/the-paradise/
Now, the problems listed are a never-ending loop: corruption leads to poverty and poverty leads to women trafficking, child pornography and even drugs. Some say it’s also poverty that local public officials are corrupt. So let’s tackle the one that’s not included in the loop and that is  trash. 

The Philippines is RICH of trash or garbage. Metro Manila alone collects 1,900 tons of trash in a day. It causes air and water pollution that we all know will do no good to everyone – be it animals, humans or plants.

Image from: http://tropicalpenpals.com/the-paradise/

So what do we do? Recycle – in a whole different level! We all know that recycling reduces trash, but I think the Philippines need to level this up and I’m talking about turning garbage into fuel.

Garbage into fuel?! 
Yes, it's posisble and a Filipino inventor is already doing this and his name is Jayme Navarro, owner of Poly-Green Technology and Resources Inc., using his Pyrolysis technology.  His invention can make street trash like sando bags, garbage bags, Styrofoam into fuel and not just any fuel, but a cleaner, low-sulfur, environmental-friendly fuel.

Now what can this do to our country?
Using Pyrolysis technology, 5000 kilos of contaminated plastic can be converted to 400 liters of diesel and gasoline fuel oil. Manila collects 1,900 tons of garbage in a day so imagine how much fuel that could make in a day! A time might even come that we’re sustaining our own fuel and we don’t need to import anymore. Imagine how much money it can save us and imagine how much profits we can do without harming Mother Nature. It’s definitely the best way to fight global warming. Imagine our own garbage trucks run by our own recycled fuel. Now, that’s leveling up! 

Man pumps up natural/recycled gas to his garbage truck.
Now, back to the original question: what is the one thing I want to give to the Philippines?
It would be a 1-minute infomercial that will inform every Filipino that Jayme Navarro’s Pyrolysis technology exists and it works. That infomercial will also show what benefits it would give to the Philippines and hopefully it would also encourage our government, investors or companies ( local or foreign) to support Mr. Navarro’s expansion of his facilities throughout the country to help lessen or eradicate garbage problem in the Philippines. If the infomercial works and the Pyrolysis tech is being applied in at least 70% of the major cities in the country, then it's a major step for us towards a better and wonderful life up to the next generation and up to the next.  #GLOBEProjectWonderful2014

For more details about Jayme Navarro's Pyrolysis technology, you may visit the following sites for references: 
  • http://filipinoachievers.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/jayme-navarro-invented-fuel-from-plastic-trash-bags/
  • http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/smart-takes/in-the-philippines-turning-plastic-waste-into-fuel/
  • http://gotecotech.com/turn-plastic-into-gasoline-diesel-kerosene/


I love the Philippines very much and I still believe we can do so much to help our country even in our own little things. 

If you’d like to volunteer or make a donation, visit www.projectwonderful.ph

What about you? What’s your gift to the Philippines? 
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Dunkin Donuts' Dunka Boodle

Dunkin Donut's will always have a special place in my heart because it's the first donut restaurant we had in Batangas City that we always go to when I was still in Kindergarten. Over the years, they still managed to stay around even though competition is tight nowadays. But for an average Pinoy like me, I still believe Dunkin Donuts is still the "Pasalubong ng Bayan" because of their reasonably priced donuts that kids and kids at heart love.

For moms like me, I sometimes struggle what to buy in their store whether its donuts or Munchkins because my kids love them both so sometimes, I buy two boxes - one for donuts and one for Munchkins which is sometimes costly for me already. So that's why I'm glad they came up with their new box, the Dunkin Donut's Dunka Boodle! One box consists of 6 classic donuts and 20 Munchkins. All for P199 only.

Premium donuts for P33-35 each.
 


Dunkin Donuts
SM Food Court
3rd Floor, SM Southmall
Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Pinas City.