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Showing posts with label CONTESTS AND MORE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CONTESTS AND MORE. Show all posts

KUMBIRA 2012

>> Friday, July 27, 2012



Foodies from all over the globe, in case you want to witness the KUMBIRA 2012, here in Cagayan de Oro City, here are some important details: 


I can't wait for August 15 to 17, 2012---  See you there!


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Polvoron Cookies, Ednie Galendez Villacorta and the Search for the Tough Jobs Philippines 2010

>> Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I was visiting my Auntie Irma at her workplace when I was possessed by some angel to buy the Polvoron Cookies in photo. Possessed? Sounds like a negative phenomenon. Uhm.. Not really. It's just that I saw something which drove me to buy 5 packs of Polvoron Cookies without ever knowing how they tasted.
They tasted heavenly! I swear I could have bought more had I known it tasted really good.So here is how it all started. My Auntie Irma and I were busy talking and we saw from out her window a guy who was carrying so much load. I think there were seven plastic bags of different colors that I saw and all of them were full, but from a distance we know not what magical goodies were in those bags. Not until the guy finally approached a teacher from out the window and asked if she will buy from him, but unfortunately, the said teacher was not able to hear him quite right so she handed him a five peso coin. The vendor declined and said that he  was not begging, he was asking her if she will buy something from him. The teacher may have felt a sudden jolt that she scrammed like a cat, so I asked the vendor from the window what he was selling and allowed him to get inside my aunt's office.. 

And soon enough, when I saw the Polvoron Cookies, I bought five packs. Auntie Irma also bought packs of peanuts. I asked him if I could take his photo and he said it was fine with him, so there it is, actually what I caught was him accepting Auntie Irma's payment for the peanuts..  We ate some and I took the rest home.

What's amazing about this is that, if you look closely, Ednie has one defective arm, yet he strives to earn a living in a dignified way. Other people with the same situation would use their defects to ask people to pity them and ultimately ask money. Begging is such an easy way to make money, but the very least dignified, or should I say, undignified way to do so..

I admire Ednie's strength and determination. I would have posted this before I left for Manila to attend the Search for the Toughest Jobs Philippines but I got busy. So during the launching, I thought of entering Ednie's job  as the toughest.. and I just did.. 

Please VOTE for him.. I would gladly see him win the money and the trophy in the national level competition. By the way, if you wish to join the same, CLICK HERE..



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One and Thirty Four.. A Double Birthday Contest

>> Monday, May 24, 2010


happy birthday cake


This blog is "One Year Old plus a few days" today.. And I forgot all about celebrating.. So here's a fun and delicious treat for all of you foodies. This is actually a double post-birthday contest since a few months back I also turned 34.. That is why I called this "One and Thirty Four".

If you want to join, the rules are very simple. (if you want to put the rules in your post,  copy and paste the rules below, so you wont lose the links. If not, please make sure you do # 2)

1. Make a post about this contest and add the site More Food Adventures and other blog sites to your bloglist:   My Happy Home, Inhale Exhale and Just The Tip of an Iceberg.

2. Go back to THE CONTEST POST and leave your comment with the URL of your post. (Make sure to link the contest post url  to the keyword: THE CONTEST POST)

3. One entry per blog site. Please PLUG UR POST at your FB profile page..(equivalent to 5 points)

4. Adding Mommy Dharlz as friend on FACEBOOK and following all blogs  on NetworkedBlogs is also another (1 point ) entry. (please do 1-3 first for this to be considered)

5. Follow Mommy Dharlz on Twitter and it will be another (1 point )entry. (please do 1-4 first for this to be considered.)

6. Subscribe Via Email  -- refer to my sidebar -- and Confirm Subscription , another entry (3 points)

7. Bloggers outside Cagayan de Oro and the Philippines are welcome for as long as they have a Cagayan de Oro City  address or you actually give your prize to a relative or friend, or someone who lives in this city.

8. Winners will be drawn through Random.org

9. Contest will commence when this blog turns One Year and Thirty Four Days old,  on May 27, 2010


Prizes range from the foodies I have featured in this blog that you can ONLY FIND in Cagayan de Oro City (for now-- maybe in the future they'll branch out  somewhere outside CDO).

Uhm.. I will be buying my prizes so it's just me and my humble giveaways,  to thank you guys for all the support and love  for MORE FOOD ADVENTURES..  One thing is certain, The Prizes Are All Delicious... 


Oh, FOODIE & NON FOODIE Sponsors for added prizes are still welcome to join in the FUN.. Enjoy added traffic / exposure through links in posts, by blogger participants, a like here and there on your pages in the Social networks, and many more linky love in the blogosphere..



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Toblerone 2nd Mother's Day Promo

>> Monday, May 10, 2010


Here's a delicious treat for Mothers and 2nd Mothers.. Why not send them this bouquet:


Or, if you want this said bouquet for yourself, join the "Toblerone 2nd Mother's Day Promo"

Mechanics

1. Like the TobleronePilipinas Page here on Facebook.

2. Tell us who your 2nd mothers are and why you are grateful to them. The ten (10) most touching answers will win an exclusive chocolate bouquet designed by Michi Calica. You may post your answers on the comments section of this photo.

3. Refer the TobleronePilipinas Page to your Facebook friends by clicking "Suggest to Friends" at the upper left-hand corner of our wall for more chances of winning.

4. Email a list of Facebook friends you referred to tobleronephilippines@yahoo.com along with your full name and contact numbers.

5. The promo will run from May 7 to 21, 2010. Deadline will be 5pm of the last day of the promo. Winners will be contacted via email and phone call.

*Participants and winners must agree that Toblerone reserves the right to use all information and materials gathered from the promo for PR purposes.

So what are you waiting for? Join now!


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A Blog Contest for Nuffnangers...

>> Friday, November 13, 2009


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You’re the 1, Goldilocks!

>> Sunday, June 14, 2009

Remember my previous post at Just the Tip of the Iceberg, about me craving for a Goldilocks Egg Pie? Here is my post as to why I love egg pie so much and what memories every foodie from Goldilocks carry.. Well, who would ever remove such a sweet delight from your system if the entire family loves it so much... My mom was the culprit. She would buy this yummy egg pie as "pasalubong" for us after work. And when Lili and River came, they have developed the taste also... If you ask my mother, she would say that it was also developed from her mother, Lola Berta, who happen to love the egg pie just as much as we do...

Actually, it's not only the Egg Pie that we love but GOLDILOCKS itself.. The Egg Pie is simply one of our favorite treats. In the same blog, I posted that when I received my blogging incentives, I bought my daughter her favorite Goldilocks foodies, the egg pie and of course the Choco Buttercreme Cake.. She likes the latter because of the real chocolates on it. She loves to munch on those yummy minnie choco mallows and the chocolate bits... Ha! Like mommy, like baby... tsk..tsk.. tsk...


Not to mention, my father's birthday is always celebrated with his Goldilocks Cake... Actually,


And when my Aunt Irma celebrated her 55th birthday, my cousins and I bought her her Goldilocks cake..

When we graduated from training at Convergys Cebu, our trainer gave us a Goldilocks cake too..




Goldilocks just makes every happy moment happier than it already is.. But you know what? I also have my down moments that Goldilocks have helped ease away. I remember, when we were in grade school, there was no Goldilocks branch in Cagayan de Oro City yet. Our sole provider of Goldilocks popcorn was my Tita Carie who lives in Cebu then. She would send us our favorite Caramel Flavoured Popcorn whenever someone would come from Cebu. So one time, in grade school, (and that was a long time ago, lol...) my classmate bullied me and made me cry. He was pulling my long hair so that when my yaya (nanny) arrived to fetch me and my siblings, I was really feeling down. Then my nanny handed me the pack of caramel popcorn, saying that my Lola Berta was waiting for us at home, I immediately have forgotten about Joseph the Bully and gave my nanny the biggest smile ever. See? hehehe...

Now, Goldilocks opened its doors here in Cagayan de Oro City when I was already working. They had no meals yet at that time, so we were limited to having our favorite sweets, cakes and pastries only. When I moved to Cebu, that's when I realized how much Goldilocks Cagayan de Oro City lacks in all the delicious meals that Goldilocks serves... My favorite is Dinuguan and I was really happy when I saw that there were already take out packs that can easily be reheated, even in the office... Everyday I was in Goldilocks heaven... yum..yum...

Anyway, at present, two of the Goldilocks branches serve as a food shop too, so when I crave for Dinuguan, all I have to do is go there... (the 2 photos above were from the Goldilocks website... borrowed just to stress a point...hope that is okay..wink..wink.. )

But you know, the greatest memory that Goldilocks have witnessed in my life, was the birth of my daughter-- the greatest gift I have ever received form God... Well, it is kinda funny actually, and a bit crazy.. See, my daughter was born at 2:10 am of June 28, 2005. I had friends over the night before because they were waiting for her to come out on the 27th.. They got bored because nothing was happening at that time, so they decided to go to Divisoria to buy a few things, food and stuff to keep them alive while I was on labor. Then they met another friend of ours who was bringing my favorite Brazo de Mercedes for her to take to the hospital, but she did not know which hospital and no one informed her, lol.. So she tagged along and waited with the rest of the guys.. After the baby came, I rested and soon after, was sent to my room. There I saw all the food and stuff that they left with a note that they are coming back as early as 8am. Ha! They came back in the evening actually... Well, I was grateful that my friends were there... So anyway, my sister Honey was the only one left as the Madonna Management have restricted only one watcher for every patient. My room was at the top floor and my sister was really tired and sleepy... So we slept. The baby was left at the nursery anyway.. At 6am, we were both awake and felt that we were hungry.. so we opened all the food and found that the only descent food to eat was the Goldilocks Brazo de Mercedes.. all the rest of the Jack n Jill goodies can not be eaten for breakfast... Can't eat Chippy for breakfast you know.. lol... Then the hospital food arrived, and I went back to sleep. (Photo here was taken from the Goldilocks website also... )

When my parents arrived, they had a cousin who tagged along with another cake.. UGH! I had to resist.. Doctor's order... hehehe.. Zarelle came and everybody had a grand cake feast again...

Now, speaking of Lili's birth, I am updating this post to share with you a slide show of Lili's 4th birthday---









Her birthday was celebrated again with two birthday cakes..



one from me,



and one from her daddy---





You're the 1 Goldilocks because I can't remember an important occasion without you... You have served families from generation after generation... From my Lola Berta, to my mom, to me and to my Zarelle... You have made our lives truly memorable... THANK YOU...

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