Monthly Archives: July 2013

BlackBerry Empowering woman through Mobile Technology

Eight esteemed women, led by Alicia Keys, will select up to ten recipients from over 500 applicants to receive full four-year tuition scholarships in STEM-related fields


Globally, women are vastly under-represented in technology fields.  To help attract more women to our industry and address this massive gender gap, BlackBerry® is championing the next generation of women leaders in mobile computing as they advance their careers in this highly-competitive industry.

The BlackBerry® Scholars Program, announced in May by Alicia Keys, BlackBerry’s creative director, is a global four-year scholarship program for outstanding women entering their first year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university. The Program is designed to help drive the number of women engaged in mobile computing and related science, technology, engineering and math fields.

We are pleased to announce that in this first year of the program, we received over 500 applications from women across 43 countries over the two month application period. From this group, up to ten talented and passionate young women will be chosen to receive full tuition scholarships.

A panel of inspirational and accomplished women leaders in this space will choose the scholars based on their academic merit and passion for entering the mobile computing industry. This panel, headed by Alicia Keys, includes:

·         Barbara Stymiest, Chairperson, BlackBerry (Canada)

·         Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo, Founder,; Managing Partner, Nusantara Ventures (Indonesia)

·         Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, Executive Director, Orange (France)

·         Linda D. Hallman, Executive Director and CEO, American Association of University Women (USA)

·         Sara Martinez-Tucker, President and CEO, National Math and Science Initiative (USA)

·         Belinda Parmar, Founder and CEO, Lady Geek (UK)

·         Maria Teresa Ruiz, Astronomer (Chile)

In addition to providing full, four-year course tuition, BlackBerry® will also offer mentorship and professional opportunities to each of the scholars. Selected scholars are expected to be announced on the 31st July.

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

[DFAT2013] Chef Lu: A taste of Hongkong


388335_230413087027628_1882572976_nLast June 16, the delegates of the Davao Food Appreciation Tour (DFAT) were invited to a brunch at Chef Lu’s new branch at C.M. Recto (formerly Claveria St.)  just across Uno Hotel. Its nice to know that the opening of their 2nd branch downtown would bring in more customers and would be more convenient to more people. We were served with their latest snacks, they gave us a plateful of their yummy delights. Here are what we had during our light brunch:











Egg Noodles w/ Spicy Meat Sauce*

The spicy meat sauce was good, it was a mix of ground pork, peanuts, chili, chopped green onions & shrimps in a bed of thin egg noodles. The spicyness is just right, its simply good!



Salted Dumplings- 3 pcs @ P75  *

This is one of my favorite during the food tasting. It is made of sticky rice, similar to (tikoy), crispy on the outside but sticky & soft on the inside. It has pork, shrimp n mushrooms inside. Its really delicioso! 😀



Vegetarian Spring Rolls – its made of black fungus, carrots, bean sprouts (togue) bean curd(tokwa), Singkamas & bamboo shoots (ubod)


Mom’s Hopia @ P15/each which is made from wintermelon.

Beancurd Roll*– ground meat with bamboo shoots, asado & mushrooms wrapped in beancurd skin.. This one is good.. a must try!

* are the must try items 🙂




Aside from the above mentioned food products, they also have rice toppings, moon cakes, egg tarts and other food products.


Some of the products on Chef Lu’s Menu




公斤 KILO        饭盒 Chef’s MEAL

A 蜜汁叉烧 ROASTED PORK ASADO   OR                                                          89*

B 五香烧肉/火腩 LECHON KAWALI                                                                   89*

1 Kilo  P 580

1/2 Kilo     320

1/4 Kilo   180

C 烧鸡 ROASTED CHICKEN LEGS             80/PC                                              89*

D 咕噜肉饭 SWEET & SOUR PORK RICE                                                             89*

E 红烧班腩饭 RED COOKED FISH FILLET RICE                                                   89*

F 牛腩饭 BEEF BRISKET RICE                                                                              89*

G 椒牛肉饭 BEEF W/ RED & GREEN PEPPER RICE                                          89*

H 牛肉羹 BEEF MAKi (THICK SOUP)                                                                      65

I 猪肉羹 PORK MAKI (THICK SOUP)                                                                     59

J 五香鸡卷Five Spices KIKIAM Rice                                                                       89*


X.O.Chef Lu’s X.O. Sauce  180/BOT

Note: Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

*Asado, Lechon & Chicken Legs and ALL Chef’s Meals are served with UNLI Rice.

*Just add P25.00 for Bottomless House Blend Iced Tea (applicable for dine-in only).



#20 Lapu-lapu Street, Agdao, Davao City, Philippines (between Sobrecarey & Suazo Street)

 ( +63 (82)222-1457; 221-4042 8

– C.M Recto St.Davao City (just across hotel Uno)


Bauhaus Urban Night: Cheap Monday Launch

Bauhaus is inviting us for an Urban Night, a night of cocktails, fun, prizes & surprises that will be held at Bauhaus Abreeza this July 26,2013.

 Bauhaus Urban Night Paprbag Postr

All hip folks are invited to purchase their very own Cheap Monday canvas bag and hang around to design and personalize it the way they want. Prominent people in the fashion industry will also be joining the bag designing activity. The proceeds of this event will go to Dire Husi Initiatives Inc., a youth organization and creative social enterprise that serves as an artisan collective, a band of world musicians, and as advocates of fair trade.

June 15-16 at Corte De Las Palmas of Alabang Town Center, southerners can design the day away and enjoy a Sharpie freedom wall to scribble on.

June 29-30 at the 4th floor cinema lobby of TriNoma, enjoy a whole day of tote bag designing and free digital nail art from 4pm onwards.

July 12-14, the caravan will take place at Bratpack of Greenbelt 5. A culminating “Cheap Party” will be held on the 13th. Guests can enjoy art installations, great music, and cocktails.

The final leg will be held at the Abreeza Mall in Davao on July 27-28. Artsy individuals can express their talents and show what they’ve got.


One of the objectives of the Urban Night is to launch the Cheap Monday Vignette that will hold place at the ground floor of Abreeza Mall (near Debenhams).

It is a decorate-your-canvass-bags-for-a-cause kind of event.

The people behind Cheap Monday were a bunch of dreamers who had the guts to believe in their craft. They are proof that as long as creativity, passion, and ingenuity run through you, you will make it big. Be a part of this exciting event and celebrate the sweet goodness of art while helping others achieve their artistic endeavors.

The Primer Group of Companies, Asia’s next retail giant, is the exclusive distributor of Cheap Monday in the Philippines. Cheap Monday is available at Bauhaus Shangri-La Mall, Bauhaus TriNoma, Bauhaus Abreeza Davao, and Bauhaus Alabang Town Center.

Lachi’s Sans Rival atbp

Second day of the DFAT 2013 tour, we had our last stop at Lachi’s. This place is famous not just for their sans rival and yummy desserts, but also for their meals. If your planning to have a dessert/ food trip, you’ll really love the place and you’ll go home with the feeling of dessert overload. Its one of the place that is a must try, from their cakes, cheesecakes, to their mousse and other specialty desserts. Among the meals that were served to us, the ones I posted here are my personal favorites.

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 Pork Marinara- Must Try one of their best-sellers that is also my personal favorite, I like how the porkchop where marinated and the mix of the red sauce pasta. Its what we call a perfect combination.

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Laing Must Try – a bit spicy on your first taste, its really good with just the right mix of spiciness.

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 Spicy Honey Chicken- its a mix of spicy and sweet, something different from the usual fried chicken.


Allow me to take you to dessert heaven, having all this and more makes me happy to have dined at Lachi’s once again.

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Assorted cheesecakes

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Assorted Tortes

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Key Lime Pie & Almond Nutella

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Tropical Torte

Here are my list of MUST TRY: 

Nutella Almond 

Choco-Vanilla Cheesecake

Blueberry Cheesecake

Choco torte

Triple choco

Enjoyed my Lachi’s food trip and went home tired but satisfied.

Have you dined at Lachi’s? what are ur personal favorites?


Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp.

Door 1-H VAL Learning Village
Ruby Street, Marfori Heights
Davao City