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Monday, September 29, 2008

Coffee anyone...

Coffee anyonelast Sept. 27. 2008 I attended the bloggers event of Bo's Coffee, at Katipunan "Share the Bo's Passion"

I am not an avid coffee drinker, but once in awhile I drink coffee just to stay awake...



I was able to taste their Hot and Cold drinks and I'll rate it with 4 out of 5. And now i have a new coffee shop to go to (Bo's coffee is now on the list)

the most fun part of the event was, we were given the chance to mix our own drink... (hmmm what would be the taste of our own blended drink???... let the judges rate our drink) we were divided into four groups and the best drink will be featured for a month and the other's will be featured for a week...

Bo's CoffeeI always love attending such event, you'll definitely enjoy it and you'll have new friends.

btw you'll also have some freebies... isn't it fun and exciting?.. hope to see you bloggers in the coming event..

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Want some-s'mores ?

S'mores
video

"You'll definitely want some-s'mores!"

I attended an event and was able to taste S'mores chocolate cake, all I can tell you is you will surely love the cake with its layers of Chocolate, Marshmallows, and its graham… it so mouth watering…

Red Ribbon's Palabok

Btw their palabok is so good, I love eating palabok, so far, of all the palabok I've ever tasted, Red Ribbon's Palabok is my utmost favorite

Monday, September 22, 2008

DLSU vs. ADMU Will there be a game 3?

La Salle Ateneo takes the first game with the score of 69-61
Ateneo

Game 2 is up on this Thursday Sept. 25, 2008 4:00pm who will take this game is it going to the Blue Eagles (Ateneo) and be crowned as the champion of the UAAP season 71 or is it going to be The Green Archers (La Salle) to defend their championship in the game 3...
Adamson
University of the East
Far Eastern University
National University
Universoty of the Philippines
University of sto. tomas

UAAP Facts:
- The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) holds its basketball tournaments from July to October of a calendar year.
- The UAAP is founded by FEU, NU, UP and UST on 1938
- UAAP was not held in the ff. year 1941-1946 due to World War II
- First Expansion: Adamson, MCU, UM and UE were admitted to the UAAP ; & only Adamson and UE were retained (1952)
- The last two members admitted to the UAAP were Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) in 1978 and De La Salle University (DLSU) in 1986

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Photography Tips

Timing is everything
Remember that food tends to melt, sweat, wilt, dry out, shrink, discolor or sag, so timing is of the essence. Make sure you set the table with napkins, glasses, silverware, flowers, etc. before you bring out your "hero" dish. Then finalize your lighting and make adjustments to the arrangement. When everything is perfect, bring in the food and shoot. 



Table setting
Create a simple setting that looks professional and realistic, but doesn’t take away from the food. Try different types of plates, bowls, cutlery, placemats, glasses, and even chopsticks as props to set the scene for each dish.

Lighting
Try to take food photographs with natural light. Shooting near an open window diffused by a white curtain works great. 

Composition styles
Move in close
Fill your picture with the subject and keep everything in focus. This will eliminate background distractions and show off the details in your subject. Shooting this close requires 
using a tripod to help steady your shot.

Lock the focus
Move in close and focus on a particular part of a dish. This way only part of the food will be fully focused while the background is out of focus or blurred.


Include the table setting
Show off your expensive cutlery, wine glasses, chairs and table settings. Simply move far enough away to take an entire table shot with the food as the highlight.
For this type of shot, natural light works best. If natural light isn’t available, bounce light off white walls or ceilings to minimize reflections or glare off the plates, cutlery and glassware.

Editing your food photos
After your food photo shoot, there is a good chance you'll need to adjust the brightness or contrast, crop the image, or touch up other details


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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Calories for dummies

What in the world are calories and why are they here? We need them, but we can’t have too much of them. They’re healthy and unhealthy at the same time. But they don’t even really exist as the word itself is just a form of measurement. So why are many people obsessing over their calorie count? And why do some people don’t even know what they are? Why are fast-food joints taking so much heat on producing food with gazillions of them? What is it really all about? Today, we hope to clear all misconceptions and set the record straight. We’ve abridged most of the things to know about calories, broken them down to the simplest terms and came up with this concise, but highly informative, FAQ. 

1. What is a calorie? A calorie is a unit of energy. It is recommended that we consume a regular amount of calories on a daily basis for us to function. Different kinds of foods contain different numbers of calories. Here are the basics: one gram of carbohydrates contains four calories, one gram of protein also has four and one gram of fat equals nine calories. 

2. Can a person just have one source of calories? Yes, a person can but they shouldn’t. A balanced diet is always suggested. Ideally, about 50 percent of the calorie intake should come from carbs, 20 percent from protein and 30 percent from fat. However, fat is tricky. We should consume fat from monounsaturated sources. Otherwise is unhealthy. 

3. What happens to calories? When we eat, food is broken down by the digestive system and is either used up through cellular and physical activities. When we walk, breathe or just move any part of our body, a small amount is being burned. The unused energy is stored as body fat. Roughly 3,500 stored calories equates to a pound of body fat.