Saturday, October 13, 2018

Little Italy (2018)

Whenever I hear the word Italy, it always reminds me of a former classmate in highschool. Yes, she has Italian blood. On the other hand, whenever I hear stories of childhood sweethearts, I try to recall If I had one --- If I had my own childhood sweetheart ... but none. Lol. I had a lot of crushes from a very young age, I think I started having one from the age of seven.  😂 

Little Italy (2018) starring Emma Roberts and Hayden Cristensen is a story of two
childhood friends whose parents are business partners. 




1999. Best friends SAL and VINCE pool their talents and secret family recipes to give Little Italy its most storied pizza. One day a terrible fight breaks out between the two. No one knows why. But Little Italy is never the same again and neither is its pizza. A wall now runs between the once fabled pizzeria. PIZZA NAPOLI is now divided into VINCE’S PIZZA – THE BEST and SAL’S PIZZA – IT’S BETTER


Present day. Nothing has changed. Sal and Vince spend more time trying to sabotage one another’s shops than focus on their own business. But not everyone wants war. Love blossoms in little Italy’s cobblestoned piazzas between Sal’s daughter NIKKI and Vince’s son LEO. Nikki is now a Cordon Bleu chef freshly returned from London. She and Leo, a pizza chef who dreams of owning his own organic pizza place, rekindle their childhood crush right under their oblivious fathers’ eyes. Sal and Vince’s wives DORA and AMALIAare secretly best friends, but have to keep up the charade for their squabbling husbands’ sake. To complicate matters further, Sal’s mother FRANCA and Vince’s father CARLO are also carrying on a clandestine romance! 


When Franca and Carlo announce their wedding plans to their shocked sons, Nikki and Leo’s secret romance slips out in the open as well. A shocked Sal and Vince decide Little Italy is too small for the two of them. A wager is laid. “Team Sal” will face “Team Vince” in a pizza cookout and the loser will leave Little Italy for good. Sal and Vince succeed in pitting their children against each other, so Nikki and Leo are now also bitter rivals. 


Tempers are raging hotter than wood fired pizza ovens. Who will the winner be? Team Sal or Team Vince? And what of the couples? Will their love become the victim or emerge victorious in this ridiculously epic food feud?  


What I like about the movie:

1. The wisdom you get from the elders. But of course, you have to use your own mind and heart too when it comes to making decisions.

2. The local Starbucks, provided a critical and comical setting for the romance of grandparents, Carlo (Danny Aiello) and Franca (Andrea Martin).

3. The character of Leo because he has his own dream or goal. He wanted to open his own organic pizza restaurant. He is very charming. If you're into tall and kinda-slim or athletic built kind of guy, you should see the movie to see Hayden's charm. 

4. Some love quotes from the elders, Franca and Carlo.

5. How Nikki and Leo narrated the story.


        Director’s vision – Donald Petrie



Fresh off the oven, LITTLE ITALY is generously topped with ingredients that everyone enjoys – love of food, love of family, and love of one another.


LITTLE ITALY features multiple love stories involving couples of different generations. But above all, it’s a story about coming home to what you love and who you love. An impressive ensemble cast of vivid, colourful characters helps bring this story to life with a series of comedic punches and situations that line up one after the other, with little rest for the viewer.


This crowd-pleasing story is an inspired mix of memorable movies like Chef, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Love Actually and Big Night. It tells us the tale of two loud Italian families who wear their hearts on their sleeves and cook with fierce pride. To them, the love of food and family isn’t just an important thing – it’s everything!


Indeed, LITTLE ITALY would not be complete without mention of food – more specifically, pizza. It is said a recipe has no soul, and it is for us to bring soul to the recipe. So viewers can get ready for a visual feast, Italian-style that will leave them hungry and craving for more. If there’s one thing that can make absolutely everybody happy, it’s pizza. And you’d agree, a movie about the subject should come extremely close.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

My First time at SM City Sucat

Four months ago, I was assigned in SM City Sucat for a promo project. I grabbed the opportunity as soon as the person from the HR told me If I'm willing to work there. I said yes even If I don't know how to get there. Crazy. Right? Before my start of duty, I did my research on how to get there. I arrived in SM Hypermarket Sucat first. I found out that it was not my area. So iba pala yun.

SM Supermalls  have started their 60th year celebrations back in summer. I took the opportunity to be at the event in the afternoon after I talked to the manager of the store were I was assigned. 

Shirt that I got from the event. It has SM celebrates 60 years on it.

There were some performances made lny the people who lives in the area (I guess).  They gave free balloons with QR code tied in the balloon stick. My free wifi one hour access with the mall's wifi was done. I asked my sister through sending her an fb msg what it is and I got the message below. 👇🏻

I went home with the balloon and shirt. hahaha! 

Congratulations SM! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The holistic nutrition workshop featuring GERSON DIET for CANCER.

Inviting everyone to join the Nutriment Workshop 2018 Class 2. 

Let's get your health journey started! Come and join us in a day of making delectable and healthy recipes and discover why everyone is falling in love with plant-based diet. You will be nurtured with sufficient inspiration and information to prepare nourishing meals and snacks for yourself and your family.
Have the opportunity to create new recipes, learn new things, and meet new friends. There will be sampling of the yummy healthy dishes, take home recipes and handouts along with question and answer time and a truly unforgettable experience to share. With our World Class Speaker:
Venue: HICC Nutriment Center, UG 11 Cityland Pasong Tamo Condominium, 6264 Calle Estacion, Pio Del Pilar, Makati City
Chef Arlene Clemente- an internationally trained holistic Raw food Chef, with amazing credentials and seasoned speaker for health, wellness and disease management. Registration fee: P 1,500.00 / Person (discounted price) Time: 10 am to 3 pm INCLUSIVES: FREE lunch FREE manuals FREE aprons FREE take-home samplers Raffle Prizes With Onsite Knife Onsite Chopping Board Spices and ingredients Vegetables Fruits

For more details and reservations, contact us at the following numbers: Chef Arlene 0927-567-8562
HICC hotlines: 02 744-5355

Monday, August 20, 2018

Press Release: World’s #1 Leadership Thinker and Global Coach says 3 minutes daily is all that’s needed to change your life

Even the world’s top leadership coach admits he needs a helping hand to navigate through life and the decisions he has to make. And that’s perfectly okay.


Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, a best-selling author and the world’s #1 leadership thinker and executive coach from the USA, said that itOK to ask for help from others. While most people veer away from asking for help, Goldsmith actually urges everyone to get over the idea of being able to do everything alone.


“I do this exercise daily with a peer coach. I have someone call me to listen to me ask myself questions I wrote and provide the answers I wrote every day. Why I do this? I’m Marshall Goldsmith and I’m too cowardly to do this by myself,” said Goldsmith in a podcast with EntreLeadership.


Dubbed as the Daily Question Process, it requires an individual to ask themselves a series of questions every day. The 3-minute exercise can help people change their lives for the better when done regularly. While the skepticism is expected, Goldsmith said that most people usually quit the exercise after two weeks – not because they failed, but because it has already impacted them.


“I’m too undisciplined. I need help, and that’s ok. I know how difficult it is to go,” said Goldsmith. The leadership coach adds that once there’s an admission for the need for help, life gets better. 


The Daily Question Process requires the individual to write several questions on a spreadsheet, with each question representing abehavior that is important yet often easy to neglect. The questions usually begin with “did I do my best to…” and must be answerable with a yes or no


The process helps the individual to confront how they actually live out their values every day. The mere process of writing the questions allows for introspection on what really matters to them.

Hailed by Harvard Business Review as the “World’s #1 Leadership Thinker”, Dr. Goldsmith has had more than 40 years of successfully coaching CEO’s from many of the world’s most renowned organizations such as Ford, Pfizer, GSK, World Bank, Toyota, Goldman Sachs & Co. He is also an author of numerous #1 bestsellers, with the latest book “Triggers” as #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. 


Dr. Marshall Goldsmith will headline a two-city CEO, HR and Senior Leaders conference in Asia this October, with Manila as his last stop on October 26, 2018. He will be joined by top coaching gun Dr. Peter Chee, and master trainer and chief coach Serely Alcaraz. The leadership conference is organized by ITD, the global leadership development expert. For more information and registration, call ITD World Philippines at +632 887 7428 or email at